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12 To Your Health can be seen at 15 minutes past the hour in every daytime newscast starting at 6 a.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

Air dates: 07/06/2019 and 07/13/2019
TOPIC: The Diabetes Foundation
Featured guest: The Diabetes Foundation: Ginine Cilenti, Executive Director,  Janet Longo, Board of Trustees; Camp Nejeda: Lori LeBac-Wagman
Imagine you are born with an incurable disease. Millions of Americans suffer this fate, as they are diagnosed with type I diabetes. Adjusting to the diagnosis can be difficult to handle, but you can take a deep breath knowing there is support out there if you need it. We speak with Ginine Cilenti and Janet Longo from the Diabetes Foundation about the help offered, and Lori LeBec-Wagman from Camp Nejeda.
The Diabetes Foundation
Camp Nejeda

Air dates: 07/20/2019 and 07/27/2019
TOPIC: Ear infections and Swimmer's ear
Featured guest: Dr. Carl Mazzara, M.D. ENT and Allergy Associates
Chances are you have probably experienced the pain of an ear infection during your lifetime. We speak to an ENT who details the various different infections, along with how to treat them.
ENT and Allergy

Air dates: 08/17/2019 and 08/24/2019
TOPIC: Healthy back-to-school lunches and Family Meals Month
Featured guest: Kimberly Asman, In-Store Dietitian, Weis Markets
It is time to start preparing for back to school, and that means planning healthy meals for your family either at home or at school. We speak with a dietician who give us tips on packing your child’s lunch, and explains the Family Meals Month Initiative.
Weis Markets

Air dates: 6/22/2019 and 7/06/2019
TOPIC: 'On the go' fitness routines
Featured guest: Tom Hight
Summer is in full swing, so you might be planning your summer getaway. If you are traveling, getting to the gym may not be an option. We speak to a personal trainer who gives us tips on getting fit with minimal equipment.

Air dates: 6/29/2019 and 8/10/2019
Topic: Better for you barbecue and summer health tips
Featured guest: Lauren Failla, registered dietitian
Heading to a holiday Barbeque-- but a little nervous you might over indulge? Well there's some healthy hacks and alternatives so there's no need to worry. We learn how to fill your plate properly to beat the barbecue bulge.
ShopRite

Air dates: 6/8/2019 and 6/15/2019
Topic: Maternal Health At Saint Peter's University Hospital
Featured guest: Carlos w. Benito, MD, chair, department of obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick
Having a baby is both a happy and stressful time in a parent’s life. For those who are classified as “high risk” the pressure elevates to an even higher level.
Some families are left searching for a hospital that is best fit for their personal needs. We speak to the chair of OB/GYN at Saint Peter’s University Hospital and discovery what staff there does to be ready for any high-risk birth.

Air Date: May 21 and June 1
Topic: Summer foot care
Featured Guest: Dr. Velimir Petkov, DPM of Premier Podiatry
If you are an average American, you are always on the go.
Our busy lives have us running all around, yet we never seem to stop and focus on what is helping us get there.
We speak to a podiatrist on proper foot care and learn what type of shoe is perfect for summer.
LINK

Air Date: May 11 and May 18
Topic: Acupuncture as alternative medicine
Featured Guest: Evan Chait, preisdent of Kinetic PT and ACU Wellness in Ramsey.
Living with chronic pain can be an unbearable feat for many, leaving them vulnerable and susceptible to addiction.
In attempts to reduce this impact, doctors are looking for alternatives to better manage their patients pain that won't require taking opioids.
We speak to an alternative medicine specialist on how acupuncture can keep people off prescription drugs.
LINK

Air Date: April 27 and May 4
Topic: Humanly, a web-based community for people affected by cancer 
Everyone needs a supportive hand once they are affected by cancer. Maybe you have the support of your friends and family, but what if you need to find someone who really understands life with cancer the same way you do?
Now there's a resource people can turn to called "Humanly," a digital platform that can map its roots to New Jersey.
LINK

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.
LINK

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.
LINK

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.
LINK

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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