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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
(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.

Your Health Matters
(Sep 27, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Ethan O. Bryson, an anesthesiologist at Mt. Sinai in New York and author of "Addicted Healers" joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss when medical professionals become addicted to drugs. Dr. Bryson mentioned the prevalence of drug addicted doctors and medical professionals as well as red flags patients should look out for to determine if their doctor may have a substance abuse problem. Later, Dr. Bryson mentioned the five key signs that may hint that your doctor may be drug impaired.

Your Health Matters
(Sep 13, 2012) Play Dowanload

Kathryn Serkes, co-founder and chairperson of Doctor Patient Medical Association and Patient Power Alliance joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss current difficulties in private medical practice. Serkes explained the downfalls of Patient Protection Affordable Care Act as well as difficulties that private physicians face. In addition, Serkes urged patients to become more involved with their health care. For more information, log onto doctorsandpatients.org

Your Health Matters
(Aug 30, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College, a private psychiatric doctor for 25 years and author of "The Healing Power of the Breath" joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss how she discovered the positive benefits of calmer breathing. Dr. Gerbarg also discussed how breath practices can turn on the body's natural healing capacities in order to reduce one's dependence on medication. Finally, Dr. Gerbarg gave tips on how people can calm their breath.

Your Health Matters
(Aug 23, 2012) Play Dowanload

Edith Namm, author, counselor and college professor, joined host Dr. Craig Wax to give tips to listeners to help put them in a positive mindset. Nam spoke about how she incorporates handwriting analysis into determining the brain's messages. Later, Nam explained the power of PEP: positive energy power.

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