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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
(Jan 19, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Jane Orient of AAPS joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Orient outlined the main points in the patient-physician relationship: work for the good of the patient, do no harm and the patient-physician relationship is subservient to no one. In addition, insurance and government intrusions in medicine were explained. Dr. Orient suggested patients make a transition to self-paying patients. More information can be found at aapsonline.org.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 12, 2012) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax talked with Mitzi Dulan, a registered dietitian and nutritionist about New Year's food resolutions. Dulan suggested that the New Year is the perfect time to re-commit to your health. She also suggested some small changes that we can implement--from diet changes to sleep habits--that can help us lose weight. More information can be found at nutritionexpert.com.

Your Health Matters
(Jan 05, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host, Dr. Craig Wax sat down with Dr. Stephen Brown to discuss gum disease, or gingivitis. Dr. Brown mentioned other diseases linked to gingivitis such as cardiovascular disease. Dr. Brown also outlined the symptoms of gingivitis. Finally, new types of surgery were described.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 15, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dianne Shaw, deputy director of communications at University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center joined host Dr. Craig Wax for a discussion on orphan diseases--diseases that do not have a lot of treatment options or information available. Shaw discusses the issues of dealing with such a complex disease such as vasculitis, a disease that inflames the blood vessels. She mentions that there are twelve different kinds of vasculitis that affect all parts of the human body.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 08, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dr. Ashlesha Patel joined Dr. Craig Wax this week. Patel discussed unintended pregnancy and intrauterine devices. Different methods of birth control and family planning were explained. Pros and cons of each method were outlined as well as myths debunked.

Your Health Matters
(Dec 01, 2011) Play Dowanload

Sarah D. Wright of the ADHD Coaches Organization joined Dr. Craig Wax for a discussion of ADHD and life coaching. Wright mentioned the growth in the personal coaching field. She explained what it takes to become a personal coach as well as the benefits for someone with ADHD to have a coach.

Your Health Matters
(Oct 27, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dr. Fred Vagnini, author of "Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome," was once a surgeon, but now he specializes in preventative care, nutrition and cardiovascular care. He joined host Dr. Craig Wax to discuss metabolic syndrome, also known as "The Deadly Four." He outlines the connections between diabetes, heart diseases, western lifestyles and genetics and how they form this syndrome.

Your Health Matters
(Oct 06, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dr. Harish Kakkilaya joined host Dr. Craig Wax to talk about bariatric surgery, or commonly known as gastric-bypass surgery. The high obesity rate in the United States and how body mass index determines a person's obesity is discussed.

Your Health Matters
(Sep 22, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dr. Craig Wax talks with Dr. Stephen Goldfine, the chief medical officer and physician at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton. They discuss paleative care--a fairly new and emerging medical field.

Your Health Matters
(Aug 18, 2011) Play Dowanload

Dr. Gordon Brown returns to talk with Dr. Wax about the treatment of prostate cancer and other urological cancers.

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