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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
(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.

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.

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