Information for 12 To Your Health for 2012

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Show Information for Dec. 29, 2012 & Jan. 5, 2013

TOPIC: Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise across the country and here in New Jersey.  We look at the warning signs, symptoms and solutions.
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Bruce Bonanno
Resources for parents and teens regarding drug abuse prevention and treatment:

Show Information for Dec. 15 & Dec. 22, 2012

Topic: Before and After Surgery

Most people try to avoid surgery but when it's necessary, knowing what to do before and after the procedure can be overwhelming.  We talk about the steps that need to taken to make sure the operation go as smoothly as possible.

FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri

LINK:  Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri

Show Information for Dec. 1 & 8, 2012

Topic: Healthy Holiday Eating

Whether it's going out or staying in, comfort foods and sweet treats are almost impossible to avoid this time of year. We discuss the ways you can enjoy your favorite holiday foods without wrecking your diet.

Featured Guest: Registered Dietician Rachel Berman

Show Information for Nov. 17 & 24, 2012

Topic: Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment

No matter what time of year, skin cancer is a hot topic. There have been advances in testing and treatment. Molesafe is new digital imaging technology aimed at reducing unnecesary biopsies.

Featured Guest: Dr. Richard Bezozo

Show Information for Oct. 20 & 27, 2012

Topic: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It's a great time for women to get proactive about their health.  We visit the risk factors linked to breast cancer and advanced treatment options.

Featured Guest: Doctor Roger Yang with Associated Radiologists, PA

Show Information for October 13 & 14, 2012
Topic #1:
When October rolls around and the days get shorter and colder, it's harder to get motivated to exercise.
We'll help you find ideas -- and inspiration -- to keep fit no matter what the season -- and NO EXCUSES!
Featured Guest:
Dr. Felicia Stoler, Registered Dietitian - Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist, and author of the book "Living Skinny in Fat Genes: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great."
Living Skinny in Fat Genes
Topic #2:
Many people have HEARD of Reiki but have no idea what it is.
We're going to see it 'in action' right here on the show.
Our guest has joined surgeons -- including Dr. Mehmet Oz -- in the operating room, to assist in treating patients.
Featured Guest:
Raven Keyes, Reiki Master who was part of the original Complementary Alternative Medicine Program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Author, "The Healing Power of Reiki"
Click here for more information

Show Information for September 22 & 23, 2012
Topic #1: Guardian Angel for Your Heart
Over 1 million Americans suffer from a heart attacks every year -- and over 400,000 will die as a result.
Every minute saved in getting heart attack patients to the ER increases their chances of survival.
This weekend we'll be talking about the experimental device that WARNS patients they are having a heart problem BEFORE there are any symptoms.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Archana Patel, Cardiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Medical School.
Suzette Pickett, Heart Attack Patient

Topic #2: Too Much Skin
Reaching your weight loss goals is great, but if you're left with extra skin you don't need anymore -- THAT can be a problem.
We'll talk about surgery options after weight loss with the doctor who performed plastic surgery on Amanda Arlauskas from Season 8 of the Biggest Loser.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Brian Glatt, board certified plastic surgeon practicing at Morristown medical Center

Show Information for September 15 & 16, 2012
Topic #1: Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, other than skin cancer, and it's the second leading cause of cancer death in males. In New Jersey, 7,500 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed by the end of the year, while 720 men will die from the disease.
In this segment, we'll try to clarify some of the confusion over screening tests.
Featured Guest: Dr. Issac Kim, Chief of urologic oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and Associate Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Topic #2: Creative Arts Therapy
Whether it's poetry, music or the fine arts, research has shown the healing power the arts can have over the physical, mental and emotional recovery of patients.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Diane Kaufman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is also a poet and expressive arts educational facilitator.
Dr. Helene Hill, PhD, Professor of Radiology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Alliance for Arts and Health New Jersey
New Jersey Coalition of Arts Therapies Associations
New Jersey Art Therapy Association
New Jersey Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association
National Association for Drama Therapy
The National Association for Poetry Therapy
The New Jersey Association for Music Therapy

Show Information for September 8 & 9, 2012
Topic #1:
Timing is everything when it comes to stroke. That's why it's so important to know the symptoms -- and recognize them even in younger patients.
The good news is -- the window of time that a patient can be treated for stroke has opened wider, allowing MORE people to fully recover from this affliction.
Featured Guest: Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, Director of the Capital Institute for Neurosciences and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Capital Health

Topic #2:
Over 3 thousand children under 18 lost a parent on September 11, 2001. It's been over 10 years since that tragedy, but many of those kids are still in need of some extra guidance and support from a caring adult. That's where Tuesday's Children Mentoring program comes in.
Tuesday's Children

Show Information for August 25 & 26, 2012
Topic #1
The restrictions and worries parents have about what to feed them or what they might eat accidentally when you're not there can be overwhelming. We'll talk about Celiac Disease and some of the special concerns parents have, plus some fun lunch tips so your child doesn't feel deprived and excluded.
Featured Guests:
Alice Bast, Founder and President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
Cheryl Lynne Simpson and her son, Jack, who has had Celiac Disease for three years.

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Topic #2
Herbs not only make the healthy foods we're always recommending taste better. Some may make the food you're eating even healthier.
Featured Guest:
Catherine Marcial, Culinary Educator, Personal Chef and Farmer

Show Information for August 11 & 12, 2012
Topic #1
The latest developments in our knowledge and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, plus how to recognize the differences between Alheimer's and dementia.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Fred Kobylarz, Alzheimer's Association's Medical and Scientific Committee
Kenneth Zaentz, Vice President of Development with the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's Association

Topic #2
Plus, Getting older can lead to a minefield of health and wellness issues that are hard to identify and harder to defuse. Assumptions about aging can get in the way of recognizing what's really going on with an aging loved one, such as substance abuse.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Jeff Berman, Medical Director, Addiction Services, Bergen Regional Medical Center

Show information for August 4 & 5:
Topic #1: Diabetes Diet
We're going to talk about a disease that's a growing problem in both children and adults — type 2 diabetes. So what should diabetics and pre-diabetics keep in mind as far as what they eat? Tune in to find out.
Featured Guest: Jane Dixon, diabetes nutrition educator at the Diabetes and Endocrine Institute at Morristown Medical Center
American Diabetes Association

Topic #2: Coping with Tourette Syndrome
Plus, Back to school time is approaching. This can be stressful for many kids. But For kids with Tourette Syndrome, who have to cope with their own uncontrollable body movements, tics and noises, it can be exponentially more difficult.
Featured guests:
Emily Fleischman, River Dell High School senior and author of "Emily's Tic."
Dr. Tolga Taneli, director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UMDNJ, NJ Medical School in Newark
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Related Disorders

Show information for July 28 & 29:
Expectant parents have so many concerns before their baby is born. One more decision some are now faced with is whether or not to bank their baby's cord blood to possibly be used in the future. Plus, many experts say that cord blood donation by new mothers giving birth is the optimal way to save lives.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Dennis Todd, President and CEO of Community Blood Services of NJ
Dr. Daria Klachko, Saint Barnabas Hospital and Short Hills Surgery Center
Lisa Velastro, Cord Blood Banking Advocate and wife of New Jersey's own Buddy Velastro, star of the show 'Cake Boss.'

NJ Cord Blood Bank

Lisa Velastro/Lifebank USA Webinar

Show Information for July 21 & 22:
Topic #1: Dogs on Duty
The bond between pets and people are said to improve our quality of life, and even our health. You could say the most extreme example of this kind of bond is between soldiers and their patrol dogs. Military working dogs can LITERALLY save their handlers life.
Featured Guests:
Marion Zilinski, founder of Lt. Dennis Zilinski foundation and memorial fund, Mother of Lt. Dennis Zilinski
Ryan Lee, Master at Arms Petty Officer 2nd Class, Canine Handler

Sgt. Denny Project: Charity organization that sends care packages to military working dogs in Afghanistan
Sgt. Denny Project Items to Donate to Military Working Dogs in Afghanistan:
Tennis balls (new or gently used), which are used as a training reward
One-ingredient treats (such as freeze dried liver)
Kong toys
Nylabone chews and toys
Unscented shampoo with oatmeal added to prevent dry skin
Collapsible water bowls
Leather leashes Topic #2: Cool Critters
Space Farms in Sussex has more than 500 animals of 100 different species.
This week they've brought some different animals, both native AND exotic: Baby foxes and emu chicks!
Featured Guests:
Lori Space Day, Zoologist
Dr. Ted Spinks, Animal Hospital of Sussex County
Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Show Information for July 14 & July 15, 2012
Topic #1: How to prevent the number one killer among women Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. Our next guest says too many women ignore the health of their heart and take more of what she calls a "bikini approach" to their health. What the heck does that mean you ask? Find out when you watch this weekend's 12 To Your Health.

Featured Guest:
Felicia Stoler, Dietician, Exercise Physiologist and Author of "Living Skinny in Fat Genes"

Topic #2: Weekend Warriors -- Common sports injuries and how to prevent them
It's summertime. Maybe you're sitting inside at a desk all week. Then when the weekend rolls around, you want to cram in all the activity you missed out on during the week -- biking, hiking, swimming, tennis, golf, etc.

This scenario COULD result in injuries both minor and more serious. We want to tell you how to prevent that from happening.

Featured guest:
Dr. Dhimant Balar, Director of Sports Medicine for the Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center

Show Information for July 7 & July 8, 2012
The concept of 'addiction' is under transformation right now in our culture. Many people now consider it a medical disease.
Featured Guests:
Dave Dolan, recovering drug addict
Kelly Efchak, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Community Relations Coordinator at Endeavor House Treatment Center, Kearny
Endeavor House Treatment Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Symptoms of drug addiction from the Mayo Clinic

Show Information for June 30 & July 1, 2012
Topic #1: Concussions
The tide of awareness is rising when it comes to recognizing the serious nature of sports-related concussions. More than 2,000 Former professional football players are suing the NFL over downplaying concussion dangers. Plus There's new research to show how injuries to YOUNG brains can impact a child's cognitive and emotional development.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Rosemarie Moser, director of the Concussion Center of New Jersey in Lawrenceville.
Sports Concussion Center of NJ

Topic #2: CPR App
Only 5 to 7 percent of people who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest survive the ordeal. Often, by the time paramedics arrive, it's too late. Now there's an App that anyone can use to save someone's life.
Featured Guest:
Jim Schatzle, Paramedic, President of Team Life
Team Life APP

Show Information for June 23 & 24, 2012
Topic #1:
Preserving your Brain Power
Featured Guest:
Cynthia Green, PhD
Total Brain Health
Total Brain Health ThinkShops
Total Brain Health Store

Topic #2
Healthy BBB
Featured Guest:
Erin Palinski, Dietician
Erin Palinski Website

Show Information for June 16 & 17, 2012
Topic #1:
You don't have to be as tan as the tanning mom to get too much sun. Anyone is at risk for sun cancer. We'll tell you how to protect yourself, and what you need to know about SPF labels.
Featured Guests:
Teri Festa, president of the Montclair-based Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation(founded after her father Ray's untimely death to Melanoma)
Dr. Susan Ellis, expert in cosmetic and surgical dermatology
Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation

Topic #2:
One of the most common fears reported is the fear of going to the dentist. It's estimated that 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Find out how dental hypnosis works, and how it could help you.
Featured Guest:
Dr. David Grayson, practicing dentist for 35 years, board-certified hypnotherapist
David N. Grayson, DDS

Show Information for June 9 & June 10, 2012
Expectant parents have so many concerns BEFORE their baby is born.
One more decision some are now faced with is whether or not to bank their baby's cord blood to possibly be used in the future.
Plus, many experts say that cord blood donation by new mothers giving birth is the optimal way to save lives.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Dennis Todd, President and CEO of Community Blood Services of NJ
Dr. Daria Klachko, Saint Barnabas Hospital and Short Hills Surgery Center
Lisa Velastro, Cord Blood Banking Advocate and wife of New Jersey's own Buddy Velastro, star of the show 'Cake Boss.'
NJ Cord Blood Bank
Lisa Velastro/Lifebank USA Webinar

Show Information for June 2 & June 3, 2012
The concept of 'addiction' is under transformation right now in our culture. Many people now consider it a medical disease.
Featured Guests:
Dave Dolan, recovering drug addict
Kelly Efchak, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Community Relations Coordinator at Endeavor House Treatment Center, Kearny
Endeavor House Treatment Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mayo Clinic - Signs of addiction

Show Information for May 25 & May 26, 2012
Segment #1: New Treatment of Aortic Stenosis
Featured Guest: Dr. Craig Saunders, Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Barnabas Health System
Symptoms of Aortic Stenosis:
Shortness of breath, fatigue, exercise intolerance, chest pains, swelling of the ankles and difficulty sleeping flat

Segment #2: Seasonal Eating
HealthBarn USA - Recipes:
Creamy Asparagus Soup and Spinach Pesto Pasta recipes
Jersey Fresh - Farmers' Markets

Show Information for May 19 & May 20, 2012
Topic: Hysterectomy Alternative for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Guest: Dr. Michael Ingber, Urogynecologist, Morris Urology and St. Clare's Health System
Morris Urology
Saint Clare's Health System

Topic: Why Diets Fail
Guest: Mark Patrick, Weight Loss Psychology Expert and Author, "Wake Up Skinny"
Wake Up Skinny
Mark Patrick Media

12 To Your Health for May 12 & 13:
12 To Your Health airs Saturday & Sunday at 9am, 10:30am, noon and 1:30pm
Topic #1: About 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, according to the oral cancer foundation. Experts say the death rate for oral cancer is higher than it should be not because it's HARD to discover or diagnose, but because it's typically overlooked before it reaches its later stages. We'll tell you what YOU need to do to spot and prevent this disease.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Farhad R. Chowdhury, Ear-Nose-and Throat doctor at ENT and Allergy Associates, Woodbridge and old bridge

A list of symptoms here you might want to keep an eye out for:
-A sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal within two weeks.
-A lump or thickening in the cheek.
-A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth.
-A sore throat or a feeling that something is caught in the throat.
-Difficulty chewing or swallowing.
-Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue.
-Numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth.
-Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable.
-Chronic hoarseness.

Topic #2:
Women suffering from uncomfortable symptoms of menopause don't necessarily need to be treated with medications to see improvements. It turns out, you can make some basic changes to your lifestyle that may help menopausal women -- AND women and MEN of any age, for that matter.
Featured Guest: Dr. Michael Rothman, Internist specializing in Alternative Medicine at MD Wellness and Spa in East Brunswick

Start reducing uncomfortable symptoms by avoiding:
* Fried foods
* Sugars
* 'Fake' fats
* Vegetable & canola oil
* Hydrogenated & Partially hydrogenated oils
* Alcohol
* Smoking

Topic #3
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week to ensure you get plenty of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. But when you hear about mercury levels in some fish, over-harvesting of others, farm-raised salmon being fed PCB's, it's not a surprise many people just say, "Forget about it!" We'll tell you how to shop for fish that's healthy for you AND the environment.
Featured Guest: Paul Greenblatt, Whole Foods Market Princeton Seafood Team Leader

12 To Your Health for May 5 & 6:

Topic #1: Foot Health
Whatever we do, working, exercising, spending time at home, we are most likely using our feet.But it's probably safe to say that many of us take the health of our feet for granted.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Emanuel Haber, Foot and Ankle Centre of New Jersey, Paramus.
Bergen Foot Pain

Topic #2: Stroke Rehab
A shift is taking place in doctors' understanding of HOW patients recover from a stroke. It's opened up a world of possibilities in terms of rehabilitation for many stroke patients.
Featured Guest:
Bonnie Saunders, Physical Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation and Program Development at AristaCare Health Services in South Plainfield

12 To Your Health for April 28 & 29, 2012:
This weekend on 12 To Your Health, airing at 9 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.:
Treating tumors of the brain is a very fragile science. And the likelihood of certain tumors recurring even after surgery and chemotherapy is typically on the high side. There's a clinical trial underway right here in NJ to test a new treatment for the most persistent of those tumors.
Featured Guests:
Dr. Joseph Landolfi, Director of Neuro-Oncology at the JFK Brain Tumor Center.
Jim Matsil, Diagnosed with malignant glioma in 2001 and is currently receiving the new treatment
JFK Brain Tumor Center

April is Autism Awareness month and a big concern here in NJ. Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 88 children nationwide and 1 in 62 children in New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Parents who have a child with autism want to do everything they can to improve the quality of their child's life.
Featured Guest:
Dr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Autism Revolution

12 To Your Health (re-broadcast) for April 21 & 22
Topic: Non-Medical Asthma Treatment
Guest: Thomas Yakovlev-Fredricksen, Buteyko Center USA
Guest: Leila Loring, Buteyko Method Specialist

Topic: Pilates for Heart Health
Guest: Bernadette Giorgi, Certified Pilates Instructor
Just B Method

Topic: Cold-Fighting Grocery List
Guest: Sharon Laio, Managing Editor, Sniffle Solutions

Show Information for April 14 & April 15, 2012:
Lots of couples are waiting until later in life to have children. Infertility can be a problem, but there are solutions.

Featured Guest:
Dr. Al Peters, fertility specialist from the Sher Institute of NJ

How plastic surgeons and breast surgeons are working together to get the best results for their breast cancer patients.

Featured Guests:
Dr. Leah Gendler, board certified breast surgeon specializing in benign and malignant breast disease at Morristown Medical Center

Dr. Brian Glatt, a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction surgery, Morristown Medical Center

Show Information for April 7 & April 8, 2012:
There's a new type of cancer treatment that sounds like something out of science fiction movie -- subatomic particles zapping cancerous tumors with little damage to healthy tissues. Proton Therapy also cuts down on uncomfortable side effects, but it's not necessarily a foolproof magic bullet. We'll talk about the pros and cons.

Featured Guest:
Dr. Brian Chon, Radiation oncologist with Princeton Radiation Oncolog and Medical Director of the proCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset.

It's never an easy process when the time comes for a child to become more like a parent to their elderly mom or dad, especially when it becomes obvious the elderly parent shouldn't be driving anymore. What can you do when it's time for you to take the metaphorical wheel of your elderly parent's life?

Featured Guests:
Andrea Sussman,Owner of Senior Solutions center and the Home Instead Senior Care based in Morris County and Cathleen Lewis, Spokesperson for AAA.

What are some signs that a senior shouldn't be driving?
* Changes in health, physical ability or medications
* Getting lost while driving
* Dents and dings on car, accidents, near-misses
* Moving violations

How do you talk to a senior about stopping driving?
* Talking sooner rather than later
* Plan ahead as to when and where to have the conversation. Pick a place and time that is free from distractions
* Use "I" statements. Use "my view", "my perception", and especially "my feeling". This can lead to negotiation and sharing.
* Stand your ground. You can be assertive and clear about your beliefs and your point of view without denying others their rights and own perspectives
* Involve siblings or others close to family, and be united in your approach

How do you compensate for that loss of independence?
* Public transit
* Family members and friends need to be mobilized to assist
* Community shuttles/senior transit
* Taxis or private transportation services
* Call 211 For Help in NJ - free referral/information to local resources

AAA Senior Driving

Senior Solutions Center

Senior Solutions Center
Senior Solutions telephone: 973-970-9250.

Show Information for Mar. 31 & April 1, 2012:
Root canals for 2 year olds? -- that's an extreme scenario but not unheard of these days. Pediatric dentists are reporting an increase in preschool tooth decay. In fact, the last study done by the Centers for Disease Control showed a 4 percent increase in tooth decay among 2 to 5 year olds -- the first increase in 40 years.

Guest: Dr. Henna DeSimmone, Director of St. Joseph's Pediatric Dental Clinic

Some tips for encouraging children to brush:
* Start early on in childhood
* Incorporate tooth brushing into morning and bedtime routines
* Set a good example
* Allow the child to select their own toothbrush character and toothpaste flavor
* Supervise brushing and offer praise
* Make brushing fun
* Use caution when selecting toothpaste for infants, toddlers & young children. Should be fluoride free until the child is capable of rinsing completely

Topic: With more than half of all Americans overweight or obese, we could be doing a lot better as a nation to shape up what's on our plates. How to eat healthier...

Guest: Erin Palinski, Nutritionist and fitness expert

Show Information for Mar. 3 & 4, 2012:
It seems like almost every week a new study is released on the benefits of nursing your newborn baby.But women who have trouble breastfeeding OR run into problems along the way might miss out on those rewards.

Featured Guest:
Sara Chana, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Sara Chana, Homeopathic Birthing Instructor
The end of January, beginning of February is usually the peak of flu season, according to the Center for disease Control. This winter has been pretty mild for both the weather AND the flu -- but that doesn't mean much if it hits your household. We'll talk about what to do when a fever hits your infant or younger child. Featured Guest:
Dr. Alanna Levine, Pediatrician Children's Advil
A cosmetic practice that has become commonplace over the past decade or so is teeth whitening, either professionally or with over-the-counter products.Whether you go to a cosmetic dentist for the procedure or do it yourself, there are risks you need to know about. Featured Guest:
Dr. Joseph Banker, Dentist who practices in Westfield, Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Show Information for Feb. 25 & 26, 2012:

On this weekend's 12 To Your Health, a look at weight loss, from snacking to surgery, to lifestyle changes. You'll meet two people who tried two very different methods, and find out how they did it.

Featured Guests:
- Bill Baroni, Deputy Executive Director of the port authority of new york and new jersey, Former State Senator and Author, 'Fat Kid Got Fit, and So Can You'
- Dr. Suen Sowemimo, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgeon at Central Jersey Bariatrics and Prime Surgicare in Freehold
Central Jersey Bariatrics
Prime Surgicare
- Karen Fabiny, Gastric Sleeve patient
- Lauren Cohen, Registered Dietician and Clinical Nutritionist

Show Information for Feb. 18 & 19, 2012:
Topic: Chinese Medicine
A recent survey by Consumer Reports found that while most Americans would choose prescription drugs to treat 12 common conditions, about 75 percent are using some type of alternative therapy as well.

The principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which focuses on not just the symptoms but the whole patient -- mind, body, spirit and emotions -- is a idea many Americans are embracing.

Guest: Dr. Gina Lepore, licensed acupuncturist from Pacific College of Oriental medicine's New York campus Topic: Healthy Pantry Makeover
When you think of makeovers, your pantry may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But a makeover for your pantry could be the key to a healthy makeover for you.
Guest: Chef Anthony from Whole Foods Market Wellness Club

Show Information for Feb. 11 & 12, 2012:
Topic: Fertility Myths
Guest: Doctor Al Peters, fertility specialist from the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Bedminster

Topic: February is Heart Health month
Healthy snack alternatives and food combinations that are good for your heart
Guest: Nutrition consultant, Erin Palinski of the Vernon Nutrition Center

Topic: Type 2 Diabetes
Guest: Dr. Anthony Enrico, Jr., podiatrist at "The Institute of Foot and Ankle Medicine" in Paterson talks about symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, plus what you can do to treat the condition once you've been diagnosed.

Show Information for Feb. 4 & 5, 2012:
Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation
Guest: Dr. Peter Zahos, Neurosurgeon, Riverview Medical Center

Topic: Winter Skin Care
Guest: Dr. Glenn Kolansky, Dermatologist, Advanced Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, Tinton Falls

Topic: Chia Seeds
Guest: Lisa Suriano, Nutritionist and Founder and CEO, Veggiecation

Show Information for Jan. 28 & 29, 2012:
Topic: Hearing and Alzheimer's
Guest: Dr. Ellen Finkelstein, Chief Audiologist, East Side Audiology Hearing Aids, Manhattan
East Side Hearing

Topic: Children's Vision
Guest: Dr. Rajeev Raghu, Optometrist and Owner, The Eye Center at Jackson

Topic: Craniosynostosis Story:
Guest: Dr. Silvio Podda, a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon and Director, Birth Defects Center at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson

Show Information for Jan. 21 & 22, 2012:
Topic: Blood Donations & Sickle Cell Disease
Guest: Dr. Richard Drachtman, Interim Division Chief, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Topic: Aerial Yoga
Guest: Toni Chianetta, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Unnata Aerial Yoga Instructor, Tribe Body, Ramsey

Topic: Natural Cold & Flu Remedies
Guest: Carolyn Harrington, Holistic Health Practitioner and Creator, Maty's Healthy Products

Show Information for Jan. 14 & 15, 2012:
Topic: New Vein Findimng Technology
Guest: Ron Goldman, CEO, Accuvein

Topic: Traveling Healthy
Guest: Dr. Michael Rothman, Internist, MD Wellness and Spa, East Brunswick

Topic: Eating Gluten-Free
Guest: Janine Whiteson, Dietician and Contributor, Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

Show Information for Jan. 7 & 8, 2012:
Topic: Quitting Smoking
Guest: Dr. Victor Marchione, Pulmonologist and Medical Director, Jersey City Medical Center's "I Quit Smoking" Clinic
Liberty Health

Topic: Calmare Pain Therapy
Rutherford Allied Medical Group
Calmare Therapy

Topic: Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Guest: John Marco, Physical Therapist and Founder, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hand and Stone

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