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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
(Jun 25, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax is joined by Dr. Evan Alley, a medical oncologist from the University of Pennsylvania. The topic in this episode is immunotherapy in oncology, or specialized shots for cancer care. They discuss what immunotherapy is and its history, the results it has against cancer, and how the immune system works to fight cancer with this method.

Your Health Matters
(Jun 18, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax is joined by Dr. Michael Warner, a family physician from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. The two discuss medical patient advocacy in the digital age. They talk about the changes the digital world brings, what more can be done for medical patient advocacy, and its influence on the bigger picture of the medical world.

Your Health Matters
(Jun 11, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax is joined by Dr. Cindy Bilicki-Nimz, a physical therapist at Heartland PT in Pitman, New Jersey. The two talk about spinning cycling and the health benefits that come with it. They also discuss the long history of the workout, new techniques being used, and getting more people to discover the alternative to outdoor cycling.

Your Health Matters
(Jun 04, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax is joined by Frank Mederos and Patti Sheehy. Mederos is a champion of freedom in Cuba and the hero of the books written by Sheehy, "The Boy Who Said No: An Escape To Freedom" and, the sequel, "Stalked: The Boy Who Said No." The three discuss socialized medicine in Cuba, the personal account of Mederos story, and how it all comes to light in Sheehy's books. They also talk about the idea and power behind the principles of freedom.

Your Health Matters
(May 28, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax is joined by Dr. Barry Sears, inventor of the Zone Diet and practicing out of Boston. The two discuss inflammation, what it is, why it's important, who it concerns, and ways to prevent it. They talk about Dr. Sears' Zone Diet and how inflammation has become more of a concern over the years.

Your Health Matters
(May 21, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with Rituparna Basu, a writer and professional speaker who is an expert in health care. She is currently an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute. Basu talks about individual rights and Medicare. She talks about the complexities of the system and the financial situation surrounding Medicare. They explore solutions on how the government can stop the trend in the rising cost of Medicare.

Your Health Matters
(May 14, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with Dr. Jane Hughes, an opthamologist from San Antonio, Texas. The two talk about the freedom in medicine, the new laws surrounding health care, and getting back to the roots of simply working with patients without the intrusion of insurance, government, and third parties. Dr. Hughes helps break down all the complexities doctors face outside of the operating room and the money that is changing hands.

Your Health Matters
(Apr 30, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with Michelle Teel, a breast cancer survivor, and Bernadette White, the outreach coordinator for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. The three discuss the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. They also talk about life after breast cancer, its treatment, and increasing awareness.

Your Health Matters
(Apr 09, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with family physician, Dr. Robert Nelson from Cumming, Georgia about the economics of health care and why it is important. The two break down the health care system, discuss how health care has changed, and what people should be aware of.

Your Health Matters
(Apr 02, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Dr. Craig Wax speaks with Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also a medical reference for Fox News and has his own radio show. The two discuss the controversey surrounding men's health care and prostate exams; whether to screen or not to screen. They mention the parties involved and the need for a solution.

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