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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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(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.

Your Health Matters
(Apr 19, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax spoke with Dr. Martin Levine, President of the American Osteopathic Association, about osteopathic physicians. Levine, who is one of many physicians in his family, followed in his father's footsteps to become the current president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Levine spoke about the history of the AOA as well as the strengths of the association. For more information on osteopathic medicine, log onto osteopathic.org.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 15, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax discussed medical referrals with Dr. Daniel Palestrant, founder of Sermo and CEO of Par8o. Dr. Palestrant, a surgeon in Massachusetts, explained the differences in modern-day medical referrals as compared to referrals without much government intervention. In addition, Palestrant talked about his new website, par8o.com and how this new technology will change the world of medical referrals.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 08, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax talked about the appropriate use of the emergency department with Dr. Scott Wagner, Chairman of Emergency Services at South Jersey Healthcare RMC Vineland, Elmer and Bridgeton. Dr. Wagner noted which symptoms or issues warrant coming to the emergency room: chest pain, stroke symptoms, broken bones, terrible headache, high fever and others. In addition, outlined the evolution of the modern emergency room and the differences between various emergency rooms.

Your Health Matters
(Mar 01, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax discussed current healthcare trends with Dr. Daniel Palestrant, founder of Sermo and CEO of Par8o. Dr. Palestrant, a surgeon in Massachusetts, founded a free-online community where physicians could discuss topics and further improve patient care--Sermo. In addition, Palestrant talked about today's healthcare system and where he believes healthcare is going in America. Finally, Dr. Palestrant mentioned the changing definition of medical referrals and his new website, par8o.com.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 16, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax sat down with Dr. Noel Martins, a local gastroenterologist, to discuss endoscopic ultrasound. Martins described the study of gastroenterology which includes the examination of the esophagus, the mouth, stomach, the intestines and rectum. Dr. Martins mentioned the most common complaint among patients as well as common procedures he performs. For more information about gastroenterology, log onto gastro.org.

Your Health Matters
(Feb 09, 2012) Play Dowanload

Osteopathic medicine, which is a medical practice that uses all the common forms of medicine to heal injuries as well as hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Daniel Lopez from Osteopathy New York joined host Dr. Craig Wax to talk about this type of medicine and treatment. He discussed the minor differences between medical doctors and osteopathic doctors. Also, Dr. Lopez mentioned principles he uses to treat patients.

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