12 To Your Health 2017 Information

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: JANUARY 27, 2018 AND FEBRUARY 3, 2018
TOPIC: BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES
If you're finding it difficult to head to the gym, we've got the solution for you. 
Our expert guest shows us several bodyweight exercises that will help whip you into shape.
FEATURED GUEST: UNDERGROUND GYM CO-FOUNDER SERGEI KARALIOU
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AIR DATES: JANUARY 13, 2018 AND JANUARY 20, 2018
TOPIC: HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Health experts say your hormones need to be in balance in order to optimize your overall wellbeing.  What type of benefits can both men and women experience with hormone replacement therapy?
We get the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. GARY DONOVITZ, MD WITH BIOTE MEDICAL
AIR DATE: JANUARY 6, 2018
TOPIC: TREATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Suffer from heel pain?  It could be plantar fasciitis.  We learn what it is and how to treat it.
FEATURED GUEST: ROCHELLE VOLOSOV, DPM WITH TOTAL PODIATRY CARE
AIR DATE: DECEMBER 30, 2017
TOPIC: GENERAL AND DIABETIC FOOT CARE
When it comes to good health, health experts say you should be focusing on everything from your head to your toes.  We get some advice on the best way to care for your feet.
FEATURED GUEST: ROCHELLE VOLOSOV, DPM WITH TOTAL PODIATRY CARE
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 16, 2017 AND DECEMBER 23, 2017
TOPIC: OPIOID ADDICTION AND TREATMENT
Opioid abuse claims countless lives every year in New Jersey.  Local medical professionals are working to provide the necessary help to those affected by the epidemic.
FEATURED GUESTS: KIM O’CONNOR AND DR. GREGORY BUNT, MD WITH DAYTOP NEW JERSEY
AIR DATES: DECEMBER 2, 2017 AND DECEMBER 9, 2017
TOPIC: SMART SNACKING 
Does your healthy eating routine go out the window when traveling or on the job?  A little planning can take you a long way.  Our expert guest has some great ideas on how you can snack smart on the road, in the air or at work.
FEATURED GUEST: DIETITIAN PROGRAM SUPERVISOR STEPHANIE PEREZ WITH SHOPRITE
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 25, 2017
TOPIC: THE MELODIC CARING PROJECT (HEALING THROUGH MUSIC)
Music is a very powerful force.  In fact research shows it can actually help patients suffering from emotional and physical trauma heal.  The Melodic Caring Project aims to bring a smile to patients faces by bringing them closer to their music idols.
FEATURED GUESTS: DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S HEALTH DR. NIDHI KUMAR, MD WITH ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL, FOUNDER LEVI WARE AND JOSH KERNS WITH THE MELODIC CARING PROJECT
AIR DATES: NOVEMBER 4, 2017 AND NOVEMBER 11, 2017
TOPIC: ANALYZING THE ATHLETE: THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS OF THE GAME
FEATURED GUESTS: RUTGERS WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER NICOLE WHITLEY AND ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH MEGHAN RYAN
AIR DATES: OCTOBER 21, 2017 AND OCTOBER 28, 2017
TOPIC: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We review the proper way to maintain good breast health, signs and symptoms and treatment options.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. MICHELE BLACKWOOD, MD RWJ BARNABAS HEALTH
AIR DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2017
TOPIC: HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS FOR MORE ENERGY
Do your energy levels drop significantly throughout the day?  The easy solution may be grabbing a soda or candy bar, but all that sugar can rack up to a lot of calories.  Our expert guest shows us how to snack smartly so we can keep going.
FEATURED GUEST: FITNESS EXPERT LISA LYNN

AIR DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2017
TOPIC: GETTING MORE STEPS
Are you having trouble staying active throughout that day?  Do you feel like you're chained to your desk while at work?  We get some expert advice on how to get up and get in more steps.
FEATURED GUEST: FITNESS EXPERT LISA LYNN

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 23 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
TOPIC: ATHENE VIDEOCONFERENCING 
Ever wish you could be checked by a doctor without leaving the comfort of your own home?
Technology is making this a reality.
FEATURED GUESTS: CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER DR. BOBBY MALIK, MD AND MEL CASTRO WITH ATHENE TELEHEALTH

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
TOPIC: WEARSAFE 
Parents are you wondering what can be done to protect your teen when they engage in dangerous behaviors?  WearSafe may be the answer.
FEATURED GUESTS: DR. VIDHI KAPOOR, MD WITH RWJ HOSPITAL AND WEARSAFE CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER CLAIRE ZICK

AIR DATE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
TOPIC: RISKY TEEN BEHAVIORS 
Growing up can be hard for young people and statistics show it's during their teen years that they engage in the riskiest and most dangerous behaviors.  Our expert guest explains.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. VIDHI KAPOOR, MD WITH RWJ HOSPITAL
AIR DATES: AUGUST 26 AND SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
TOPIC: ENLARGED PROSTATE: MISCONCEPTIONS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
Studies show at least 1 in 4 men here in the U.S. develop an enlarged prostate, but only 30% actually talk to their doctor about it.  There are other treatment options besides medication and major surgery.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. THOMAS MUELLER, MD, FACS WITH DELAWARE VALLEY UROLOGY
AIR DATE: AUGUST 19, 2017
TOPIC: COOKOUT SAFETY TIPS
Cookouts and backyard barbeques are a popular way to enjoy time with friends and family this season, but there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your loved ones from getting sick.
FEATURED GUEST: LAURA VETTER, RDN WITH ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL
AIR DATE: AUGUST 12, 2017
TOPIC: HEALTHY BEACH FOODS
If you want to keep that bikini body intact, bringing the right foods to the beach will go a long way.  We get some tasty and healthy snack ideas to keep you satisfied on the sand.
FEATURED GUEST: LAURA VETTER, RDN WITH ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL
AIR DATE: AUGUST 5, 2017
TOPIC: TRAINING LIKE AN ATHLETE
You may not be a professional athlete, but that doesn't mean you can't train like one.
There are certain rules no matter what sport you play to achieve peak performance.
FEATURED GUEST: CO-FOUNDER ANDREW BORSELLINO WITH PRECISION SPORTS PERFORMANCE

AIR DATE: JULY 29, 2017
TOPIC: TRAMPOLINE WORKOUTS
A childhood favorite pastime is back in a big way.
Trampoline workouts are becoming an increasingly popular fitness trend.
FEATURED GUEST: CO-FOUNDER MEG FURTOSS WITH PRECISION SPORTS PERFORMANCE

AIR DATE: JULY 22, 2017
TOPIC: ARFID
There's a new category of eating disorders you may not be aware of.
It's called Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or AFRID.
FEATURED GUEST: CHIEF OF ADOLESCENT MEDICINE DR. SUSAN BRILL, MD WITH ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL
AIR DATE: JULY 15, 2017
TOPIC: EATING DISORDERS
Statistics show around 20 million women and 10 million men here in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. We learn of the possible triggers.
FEATURED GUEST: CHIEF OF ADOLESCENT MEDICINE DR. SUSAN BRILL, MD WITH ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL
AIR DATE: JULY 8, 2017
TOPIC: SUMMER SKIN PREP (SKINCARE ROUTINE)
Changing seasons also means changing skincare routines.  What do you need to do look your best and brightest this summer?  Our expert guest returns for another week with what you need to know.
FEATURED GUEST: DERMATOLOGIST DR. JUDITH HELLMAN, MD
AIR DATE: JULY 1, 2017
TOPIC: SUMMER SKIN PREP (SUN PROTECTION)
Summertime usually means a lot of time outdoors and that can translate to plenty of exposure to the sun.  What do you to keep yourself protected and looking your best this season? Our expert guest has the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: DERMATOLOGIST DR. JUDITH HELLMAN, MD
AIR DATE: JUNE 24, 2017
TOPIC: PREGNANCY HEALTH
Pregnancy can be overwhelming for mothers-to-be.  Ladies you may be wondering: what should I eat, how much should I exercise and how often should I be going to the doctor?  Our expert guest has the answers.
          
FEATURED GUEST: CHIEF OF OBSTRETICS DR. MARGARET ANDRIN, MD WITH RWJUH SOMERSET 
IR DATE: JUNE 17, 2017
TOPIC: PRE-CONCEPTION HEALTH
Are you ready to start or expand your family?  There are certain things to keep in mind when trying to conceive.  Our guest has some expert advice.
FEATURED GUEST: CHIEF OF OBSTRETICS DR. MARGARET ANDRIN, MD WITH RWJUH SOMERSET 
AIR DATE: JUNE 10, 2017
TOPIC: THE FUTURE ATHLETE
The Rutgers women's soccer team is not just working hard on the field, but off the field as well.  One of the team's missions is to inspire young girls and future athletes.
FEATURED GUESTS: RUTGERS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH MEGHAN RYAN AND FUTURIST AND SPEAKER FRANK DIANA
AIR DATE: JUNE 3, 2017
TOPIC: GIRLS & SPORTS
Studies show young girls who participate in sports are more confident, do better in school, and have improved social skills.  One of the stars of the Rutgers soccer team stops by our station to explain.FEATURED GUEST: RUTGERS SENIOR CAPTAIN AND MEMBER OF THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM CASEY MURPHYLINK: http://www.scarletknights.com/roster.aspx?path=wsoc

AIR DATES: MAY 20, 2017 AND MAY 27, 2017 
TOPIC: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Children with autism and other developmental disabilities may require a special approach to help ensure an optimal and successful future.  Saint Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick offers young patients treatment options until the age of 21.
FEATURED GUESTS: CHIEF OF DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS DR. ROSE MEROLA, MD AND PATIENT DYLAN SANTOS
AIR DATES: MAY 6, 2017 AND MAY 13, 2017
TOPIC: ONE KETTLEBELL WORKOUTS
Are you looking to get stronger and achieve a sleeker physique?  Simplicity may be the solution. Our expert guests shows us how all you need is a kettlebell.
FEATURED GUEST: SERGEI KARALIOU WITH UNDERGROUND GYM
AIR DATES: APRIL 22, 2017 AND APRIL 29, 2017
TOPIC: CHILD EYE EXAMS: ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Parents, is your child struggling in school?  Are they having trouble understanding what's being taught in class?  Vision problems could be impacting their academic and social success.
Our expert guest talks about the importance of eye exams.
FEATURED GUEST: DR. SAYSHA BLAZIER, OD WITH SAVOY, SIEGEL AND DESAI OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIANS
AIR DATE: APRIL 15, 2017
TOPIC: SIMPLE MOVES TO GETTING FIT
Summer is a little more than two months away and that means the heat is on to get fit in time for bikini season.  Luckily there are some simple exercise moves can do the trick.
FEATURED GUEST: FITNESS AND NUTRITION EXPERT LISA LYNN
AIR DATE: APRIL 8, 2017
TOPIC: DIET-SABATOGING FOODS
Are you dieting and exercising like crazy, but the weight is just not coming off?  The problem may NOT be what you're doing inside the gym, but what you're buying at the grocery store.  We break down some of the foods that could be sabotaging your progress.
FEATURED GUEST: FITNESS AND NUTRITION EXPERT LISA LYNN
AIR DATE: APRIL 1, 2017
TOPIC: BEAUTY FOODS
Who doesn't want clear, beautiful skin?  The solution is much deeper than you think.
Our expert guest explains why you are what you eat.
FEATURED GUEST: BEAUTY GURU KIM BAKER WITH GLAMAZON BEAUTY
AIR DATE: MARCH 25, 2017
TOPIC: SPRING SKINCARE
With the change in seasons; a change in weather patterns.  What kind of impact does that have on your skin and how should you change up your skincare routine?  Our expert guest has the products you may want to add to the list.
FEATURED GUEST: BEAUTY GURU KIM BAKER WITH GLAMAZON BEAUTY
AIR DATE: MARCH 18, 2017
TOPIC: HEALING FOODS
The right food choices can benefit your body in so many ways, but the wrong ones can lead to a host of health problems.  So where do you begin?  We get some expert tips.
FEATURED GUEST: CERTIFIED CULINARY MEDICAL SPECIALIST DR. LAURA MICEK-GALINAT, MD WITH ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SOMERSET
AIR DATE: March 11, 2017
TOPIC: Homemade flu remedy recipes
FEATURED GUEST: Certified culinary medical specialist Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat, M.D. with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
AIR DATE: March 4, 2017
TOPIC: Cardio-Oncology
Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick recently unveiled its new cardio-oncology program.  It aims to help protect cancer patients from developing heart disease.  We learn the innovative approach to tackling these two diseases.
FEATURED GUEST: Cardiologist and medical director of women’s health Dr. Nidhi Kumar with St. Peter’s University Hospital
AIR DATE: February 25, 2017
TOPIC: Emotional and Physical Heart Health
February is American Heart Month.  Cardiac issues can lead to both physical and emotional pain.  What can we do to protect our ticker from a holistic perspective?  We get the expert answers.
FEATURED GUEST: Cardiologist and medical director of women's health, Dr. Nidhi Kumar, MD, St. Peter's University Hospital
AIR DATE: February 18, 2017
TOPIC: Saved by Blood Donation
Donating blood saves lives. One woman and her son are alive because of blood donations.
Now she's doing what she can to spread the message and help keep New Jersey's supply levels stocked.
FEATURED GUESTS: Blood donation recipient Casey Cattell  and blood donation supervisor Christia Keyte with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
AIR DATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2017
TOPIC: THE CRITICAL NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS
Blood supply levels are critically low during the winter months here in New Jersey.
Why is that the case and what do you need to know before donating?
We get the answers.
FEATURED GUEST: Blood donation supervisor Christia Keyte with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
AIR DATE: January 28, 2017 and February 4, 2017
TOPIC: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Statistics show more than half a million people here in New Jersey are impacted by Alzheimer's Disease.  The condition can be scary to those diagnosed and their loved ones, but there are resources to help families cope.
FEATURED GUESTS: Alzheimer's New Jersey CEO Ken Zaentz and Caregiver Laura Huisking
AIR DATE: January 21, 2017
TOPIC: Signs of Nerve Damage
Do you suffer from pain that you just can't explain? It could be nerve damage.
There are some common signs that you should be aware of.
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Andrew Elkwood, MD, FACS with The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction
AIR DATE: January 14, 2017
TOPIC: High Heel and Purse Pain
High heels and a big purse may compliment the perfect look, but too much strutting in style can also send you to the doctor's office.  Our expert explains how your favorite fashion accessories can lead to a number of health issues.
FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Adam Lipson, MD, FAANS with IGEA brain and spine
AIR DATE: December 31, 2016 and January 7, 2017
TOPIC: OrCam MyEye
Being visually impaired can pose a number of challenges on a daily basis. OrCam MyEye is new technology aimed at helping people see better and more clearly.
FEATURED GUESTS: Dr. Bryan Wolynski, O.D. and OrCam user Paul Battaglia