Hormones in Harmony with Deborah Maragopoulos

maragopoulosIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Deborah Maragopoulos, a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in neuro-immune-endocrinology.  Also known as the Hormone Queen, Deborah became an expert in gender identity, hormones and DNA after the birth of her intersex child.  Deborah is a well respected care provider to the LGBTQ community.

In our interview, Deborah talks about the choices she had to make after the birth of her intersex child.  We also discuss how hormones affect gender identity and some of the myths that still exist in this field.  Deborah also provides advice for parents who may be in a similar situation.

Phat Girl and the Sankara Parasite with Andi Katina

akatinaIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to international author Andi Katina.  Having already written 20 titles, Andi was inspired to write Phat Girl and the Sankara Parasite as a way to help further the conversation about teen bullying.

In our interview, Andi talks about the role parents, teachers, and other adults play in correcting bullying behavior.  We also discuss whether this bullying phenomenon is centered here in the United States or if its widespread throughout the world.  We also take a deep dive into strategies to help kids and teens who are being bullied.

Medicare Answers with Jae Oh

JaeOhIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we welcome back Jae Oh to the podcast.  Jae is one of the top national experts on Medicare and is a contributor to mymedicareanswers.com – powered by the second largest provider of Medicare plans in the country, Humana.  He’s also the author of the book Maximize Your Medicare.

In our interview, Jae discusses how to sort through all of the literature many people have been receiving as the open enrollment period approaches.  He explains the purpose and some of the limitations of original Medicare (your red, white and blue card) and some of the advantages of pursuing additional coverage.  We also talk about the resources available to everyone when trying to make a decision about your coverage.

The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil

drbobIn this episode of Community Health Radio we talk to Dr. Robert Weil, also known as “The Sports Doctor.”  Dr. Bob has been featured in newspapers and hosts his own radio show discussing youth sports, orthotics, and sports medicine.  Through his career he has worked with Olympic athletes and recreational athletes alike.

In our interview, Dr. Bob discusses how developing an active lifestyle starts with an active family.  He also talks about the dangers of sports specialization for athletes that are still young and developing.  We also get his recommendations on how to find the right footwear and when its time to replace our worn out shoes.

Erase the Problem of Bullying with Jill Vanderwood

jvanderwoodIn this episode of Community Health Radio we talk to award winning author Jill Vanderwood.  After hearing about one of her grandchildren being bullied in school, Jill took that experience and combined it with her own childhood experiences of being bullied to create a new manifesto on how to erase bullying.

In our interview, Jill tells her very personal story of being bullied as a child and how it affected her life growing up.  She also talks about the different forms of bullying and how to distinguish true bullying behavior from the normal playing and teasing kids naturally engage in.

Host William Eisenbrandt also provides commentary on the state of bullying and how parents can help their kids deal with a bully.

Boomer Benefits with Danielle Kunkle

dkunkleIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Danielle Kunkle, a founding partner of Boomer Benefits, a family-owned agency specializing in Medicare-related insurance products since 2005.   An expert in the Medicare-sector of the health insurance industry, Danielle has spoken about Medicare to hundreds of groups over the last ten years, including employer groups, hospitals and community organizations around Texas. She is also an approved instructor for the state’s 8 hour Medicare-related Products Certification course.

In our interview, Danielle and I discuss some of the key strategies people newly eligible for Medicare should be using right now before the open enrollment period begins.  We also discuss the types of additional coverage everyone on Medicare should be looking at.  Finally we talk about whether or not it makes sense to use a licensed agent to help select the right coverage.

Fit4D with David Weingard

dweingardIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to David Weingard CEO of Fit4D, a company focused on helping people manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.  David was inspired to launch Fit4D by his own diagnosis and the journey he took to finally manage his diabetes.

In our interview, we discuss how technology is improving the effectiveness of clinicians when dealing with chronic conditions.  We also talk about the role of education and support for patients who are trying to develop a healthier lifestyle.  We also look at how the medical industry is using technology to get better outcomes and meet the new value-based care model.

Eat Well Be Well with Jennifer Ramsrud

chrlogoIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Jennifer Ramsrud the Registered Dietitian for Heritage Health.  She has been an integral part of KrocRx, the award winning program helping Heritage Health patients improve their overall health through diet and exercise.  Jennifer also works with patients in several programs from diabetes management to developing healthy eating habits at home.

In our interview, we discuss the most popular diets and their effectiveness.  Jennifer talks about the new food pyramid and the best way to build your meals for effective nutrition.  We also discuss how to find local resources to make healthy eating easier and more affordable.

Sleep and Stress Management with Dr. Carolyn Dean

drdeanIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Dr. Carolyn Dean an author and expert in the fields of sleep and stress management.  Dr. Dean has appeared frequently on radio and TV shows as an expert guest and has authored 30 books.  She also serves as the medical director for the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

In our interview, we discuss why so many people have trouble sleeping and the health effects of too much or too little sleep.  We also talk about the role magnesium plays in our health and why it is frequently overlooked.  Finally we talk about some of the ways we can add magnesium into our diets naturally.

The Alternative Medicine Cabinet with Kathy Gruver

kathygruverIn this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Kathy Gruver, PhD an award winning author and expert on stress.  In addition to hosting her own national TV show, Kathy has been featured in numerous publications and is a highly sought after speaker for educational lectures around the world.

During our interview, we discuss several hidden signs that people may not recognize as a sign of stress.  We also look at a couple of quick and easy stress relief techniques that anyone can try right away.  We talk about the best ways to handle stress in other people, and Kathy gives us some insight into her surprising stress relief hobby!