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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 21, 2013) Play Dowanload

Chris Bratton, attorney at Rothamel Bratton in Haddonfield, NJ spoke to host Dr. Craig Wax about elder health law, which includes wills, estates, trusts, asset protection, Medicaid planning and special needs planning. Bratton explained when the proper time for a person to look towards asset protection. Bratton also discussed the differences between an elder law attorney and general attorneys, divorce lawyers, etc.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 14, 2013) Play Dowanload

Dr. Dane Sheppard, an osteopathic physician in Chicago, jonied host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss the current issues involved in osteopastic medicine and the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Sheppard offered advice on how patients and physicans can ensure the highest level of patient care with ease.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 07, 2013) Play Dowanload

Host Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Paul Kempen, anesthesiologist from Cleveland, OH to discuss the regulatory capture of medicine and the difficulties medicine faces with government intervention.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 28, 2013) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Paul Kempen, anesthesiologist from Cleveland to discuss the past, present, and future of board certification for doctors. According to Dr. Kempen, only 25% of doctors in America are not board certified. Dr. Kempen mentioned the various continuing education options for doctors. Later, he discussed how patients aren't primarily concerned if their doctor is board certified.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 21, 2013) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Kenny Steil, triathlete and vegan about the vegan lifestyle and how to compete professionally through a plant-based diet. Steil shared his reasoning behind transforming his "traditional" diet to veganism. He later discussed the benefits of becoming a vegan and the endless possibilities when it comes to meals. To contact Steil, contact him via Twitter at @slowswimmer.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 07, 2013) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Carrie Panoff, an OB/GYN based out of upstate New York to discuss birth prevention and control and sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Panoff discussed various birth control methods from short-term methods to long-term methods and abstinence. Later Dr. Panoff and Dr. Wax discussed various methods for disease prevention.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 31, 2013) Play Dowanload

Dr. Douglas Harrington, trained in hematology and pathology and CEO of Aviir, Inc. joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss prevention of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Harrington discussed the increase in heart disease based on lifestyle choice. Although genetics play a part in cardiovascular disease, most of the cause of heart disease is lifestyle. Later, Dr. Harrington spoke about research he and his team has done at his lab. For more information, log onto aviir.com.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 06, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist who practices in New York City, joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss patients' rights against government medicine. Dr. Amerling urged patients to seek out physicians who take direct pay at negotiable and competitive rates. Later, Dr. Amerling shed light on how third party payment has lead to a decrease in privately practicing physicians.

Your Health Matters
(Nov 29, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Carlisle Holland, osteopathic physician about immune dysfunction and the practice of osteopathic medicine. Dr. Holland explained the definition of immune dysfunction and it's effects on the body. He also mentioned how doctors need to identify changes well before disease sets in.

Your Health Matters
(Oct 04, 2012) Play Dowanload

Rachel Becker, master social worker joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss reducing stress in the doctor's office and becoming an empowered patient. Becker talked about why some people may feel added stress when speaking to their doctor about medical issues. She also mentioned that everyone from patients to caregivers from all ages and education levels can experience stress when dealing with medical issues. Later, Becker stressed the importance of having options when it comes to their health.

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