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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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(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.

Your Health Matters
(Aug 16, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Edward J. Holland, Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss an update in cataract surgery. Dr. Holland explained what a cataract is, who gets them and they it affect your vision. Later, Dr. Holland compared older cataract removal procedures with current methods of surgery.

Your Health Matters
(Jul 26, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Jennifer Wider, author and on-air personality on SiriusXM, joined host Dr. Craig Wax to talk about summer health tips. She expressed the importance of applying and additionally, properly applying sunscreen in order to prevent skin cancer. Later, she gave tips on how to avoid sickness during summer travel. Finally, Dr. Wider gave some suggestions for healthy summer eating.

Your Health Matters
(Jul 19, 2012) Play Dowanload

Stephen Blackman, owner of The Caffeinated Cyclist in Pitman, NJ joined host Dr. Craig Wax to talk about cycling. A low impact sport that applies to any age, Blackman talked about the physical and mental benefits of cycling. Later, he explained the different kinds of bikes and how they differ. Finally, he mentioned bicycle laws and how bikes are considered a vehicle on the road.

Your Health Matters
(Jul 12, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Melvin Allen, a principal in South Jersey, about living with and managing Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. Allen shared the story behind his diagnosis as well as his reaction to dealing with a disease for the rest of his life. Allen explained the treatment he undergoes as well as his diet choices. Later, Allen talked about different symptoms involved with Chron's disease.

Your Health Matters
(Jul 05, 2012) Play Dowanload

Al Dragon, author of "Avalanche and Gorilla Jim," joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss hiking. Dragon, an established Philadelphia lawyer turned avid hiker, discussed his history with hiking: starting with his hiking the Appalachian Trail ten years ago. In addition, Dragon discussed the mental and physical benefits of hiking. But like other extreme activities, there also comes dangers. Dragon shared some trail stories and shared how he got his "trail name."

Your Health Matters
(Jun 28, 2012) Play Dowanload

Bob Braverman, American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon Commitee Member and Jessica Backofen, Interim Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society for South Jersey joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss the American Cancer Society and the 40th Annual Bike-A-Thon, taking place on July 8th. Backofen discussed the background of the ACS while Braverman talked about the logistics of the race, which starts on the Ben Franklin Bridge and ends in Buena, New Jersey. To register, log on to acsbike.org

Your Health Matters
(Apr 26, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Michael Okun, neurologist and administrative director at the center for movement disorders at the University of Florida joined host Dr. Craig Wax to explain how the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation was started. The foundation was formed in order to bring care and research to the disease and there are now over 40 centers worldwide to bring research and science to improve care to Parkinson's patients.

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