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Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Craig Wax presents a weekly update on various medical topics.
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Your Health Matters
(Mar 19, 2009) Play Dowanload

The guest was psychologist Dr. Judith Beck, she talked about a form of therapy to help people who have trouble dieting. She suggests how people can stay on track with diets and why people struggle with them.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 05, 2009) Play Dowanload

Peggy Nu, president of Healthy Monday, and Mike Hernandez, the community outreach manager at Columbia University, discussed the Great American Smokeout and Stay Quit Monday programs that promote smoking prevention. The pair explain how those programs came about and why quitting smoking is such a difficult process.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 19, 2009) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with LaVarne Burton, who is the president and chief executive officer of the American Kidney Fund. The American Kidney Fund is the nation's number one source of direct financial assistance to kidney patients. LaVarne speaks about how to keep you kidneys healthy and free of disease.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 05, 2009) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Jeffrey Lackner about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The two discussed the different types of IBS and ways to treat it. Also, they delved into why medications have failed to help those suffering from the ailment.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 29, 2009) Play Dowanload

Dr. Marianne Frieri stopped by to discuss all things allergies and asthma related. She offered tips on how to prevent allergy and asthma problems at home. Also, Frieri detailed her background and why homes encounter these problems.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 15, 2009) Play Dowanload

Dr. Wax spoke with Dr. Jan Z. Olsen about teaching children how to write correctly through occupational therapy. Dr. Olsen expressed her views on how to improve children's handwriting. She also discussed her background and explained what occupational therapy is all about.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 08, 2009) Play Dowanload

Randi Kreger offered her personal experiences regarding borderline personality disorder. As someone who lived with a person who suffered from BDP, Kreger talked about the mental illness and how to overcome it. Kreger offered keys to beating the disorder as well.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 18, 2008) Play Dowanload

Dr. Wax spoke with Dr. Sue Cooper about the topic of eating disorders. Dr. Cooper explained her background, who is at risk for eating disorders, and some of the youngest cases involving this troubling issue. Also, Cooper detailed the types of eating disorders that affect the public.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 11, 2008) Play Dowanload

Whether babies are born close to or far from the 40 week mark, they can experience serious health problems. Dr. Dennery speaks about how those expecting can stay on track for a healthy pregnancy and also when it comes to treating a preemie baby.

Your Health Matters
(Oct 02, 2008) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax and Amelia Combs covered the topic of breast cancer. Combs details ways women can prevent breast cancer by adjusting their normal day to day activities. She also provides tips on how to find out more about this deadly disease.

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