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Air Date: April 13 and 20
Topic: Exosome Therapy
Featured guest: Dr. Doug Spiel at Regenerative Solutions of New Jersey
Stem Cell therapy is in the midst of a renaissance, with the next wave of precision medicine being exosome therapy.
Quickly becoming a rising star for drug delivery, its regenerative abilities make this therapy seem almost too good to be true.
We speak with both a doctor and a patient who has received the therapy.
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Air Date: April 6
Topic: Esophageal Cancer Month
Featured guest: Dr. Harold Tepler, affiliated with Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy in North Bergen
Esophageal cancer is a tough diagnosis to swallow. We speak with a Gastroenterologist about proper screening to bring awareness to the very serious disease.
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Air Date: March 30
Topic: COLORECTAL CANCER  AWARENESS
Featured Guest: Dr. Harold Tepler, a Gastroenterologist affiliated with Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy located in North Bergen.
Colorectal Cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the U-S, but with early detection and better screening methods the rate is declining.
We speak with a Gastroenterologist about the importance of screenings.
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Air date: March 16
Topic: Myopia
Featured Guest: Dr. Kerry Gelb, OD
Have you noticed lately your eyesight is getting worse? Those far away objects are getting harder for you to see?
Well actually 40 percent of Americans are also dealing with this and there's a name for it-- Myopia. We explain the condition, and some solutions to the issue.

Air date: March 23
Topic: Finding the right contact lens
Featured Gues: Dr. Kerry Gelb, OD
Do you hate rubbing your eyes-- or think your contacts aren't sitting properly?
Well there's so many reasons behind those problems--but we can start with one potential issue-- maybe you just are wearing the wrong contacts.

Air Dates: 3/2/2019 and 3/9/2019
TOPIC: HIFU: TREATMENT FOR LOCALIZED PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men-- affecting one in seven men in their lifetime.What if there's a procedure out there that could fill the gap between two approaches, active surveillance and radical treatments. The exciting minimally invasive procedure called "HIFU" could be the answer for men who do not want traditional treatment methods.
Featured Guests: Dr. Lous Galdieri, Urologist with New Jersey Urology and Dr. Joseph Fretta
http://prostatecancerhealth.com/
https://www.njurology.com/team-members/louis-c-galdieri-md/

Air Dates: 2/23/2019
Topic: Cardiovascular risks of vaping
Smokers sometimes turn to vape pens to try and kick the habit. And now business is booming with shops popping up in seemingly every town's vacant storefronts, with the customers continuing to get younger. Recent studies are beginning to find these "vapers" may be trading in one health risk for another, and could really be doing damage to their heart.
Featured guest: Dr. Sangeeta Garg, Cardiologist and Medical director of the Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState Medical Center.
https://www.centrastate.com/find-a-physician/sangeeta-garg/

Air Dates: 2/17/2019 and 2/24/2019
Topic: Heart Healthy Workout Tips
It can be a bit scary after suffering a heart attack. But one thing is for sure-- it is time to begin making some big changes to improve your health and reduce the chance of having additional heart problems. We bring in certified trainers to show us some simple ways to get back into a regular activity program.
Featured Guests: Jodi Nemet and Denise Ozoroski of Lifetime Athletics in Princeton.
https://www.lifetime.life/life-time-locations/nj-princeton.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=google-local

Air Dates: 2/16/2019
TOPIC: THE KETO DIET AND ITS CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS
Extra body fat can put a lot of stress on your heart, placing you directly in the red zone for heart disease. This leads a lot of people searching to lose those extra pounds turnings to the latest trend or fad diet. These diets, like Keto-- are they safe? Or do they do more damage to your body long-term? We speak to a Cardiologist and learn about the risks this diet has on the heart.
Featured guest: Dr. Sangeeta Garg, Cardiologist and Medical director of the Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Program at CentraState Medical Center.
https://www.centrastate.com/find-a-physician/sangeeta-garg/

Air dates: Feb. 2, 2019 & Feb. 9, 2019
TOPIC: ROBOTIC HIP REPLACEMENT
People of all ages seek treatment for hip pain, but the causes for the pain can vary.
And thanks to more innovations in Orthopedics robotic hip surgery is becoming a great option for people who have already tried all other non-surgical approaches to relieve their pain.
FEATURED GUEST: ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON DR. NAKUL KARKARE
https://www.newyorkhipknee.com/

AIR DATES: JANUARY 12, 2019 and JANUARY 19, 2019
Topics: MODERN DRUG ADDICTION AND ST. PETER’S UNIVERSITY OPIOID TASK FORCE
Acknowledging the omnipresence of drugs in our everyday lives is a harsh reality we all must come to terms with.
Many can find comfort in knowing there is support out there, thanks to St. Peter’s University Hospital Opioid Task Force, a coalition to help reverse the opioid epidemic in Central New Jersey.
FEATURED GUESTS: LINDA CARROLL, HEAD OF OPIOID TASK FORCE AT ST. PETER’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, MSN, RN-BC AND CHIEF NURSING OFFICER; OLIVIA RIVERA  OPIOID TASK FORCE AT ST. PETER’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL , MSC, LCSW, CARE COORDINATION DEPT.
https://www.saintpetershcs.com/Locations/Saint-Peter-s-University-Hospital

AIR DATES: DECEMBER 29, 2018 and JANUARY 5, 2019
TOPIC: AGING SKIN AND MINIMALY INVASIVE PROCEDURES "FACETITE" AND "BODYTITE"
As we age, we may search for any elixir that could hopefully be the elusive fountain of youth, but eventually time does catch up to you. You can always age naturally, or choose to slow down the process giving yourself a smoother appearance. Now, there's an option that's minimally invasive with little down time.
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Barry DiBernardo, MD of New Jersey Plastic Surgery.

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