Walk-In and Same-Day Cancer Care
Cancer treatment is changing in many ways, including a focus on convenience for the patient. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with nurse practitioner Lauren Taylor from Fort Wayne Medical Oncology about its new walk-in clinic. Taylor says immediate access to advanced care providers has many benefits for patients extending from comfort to the cost of care. Learn more about the practice at www.fwmoh.com
Pharmacist's Advice to Getting Along with GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) results in discomfort and pain as stomach contents find their way into the esophagus. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso there are dangers in treating it incorrectly, and natural products that can help.
Learn more about products mentioned at www.fwcustomrx.com.
Chewing Gum that Blocks COVID
Chewing gum could be a new tool to block the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Henry Daniell from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how his lab has infused chewing gum with a plant-based enzyme that acts like flypaper to trap the virus, plus block the receptor so it can't enter your body.
COVID Testing Kiosk Opens in FWA
A nationwide provider of COVID-19 testing has opened it's first Indiana location in Fort Wayne. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Curative's Blake Lackey about how the testing is performed, what it costs, and how you receive the test results.
Schedule appointments online.
"Smart Knee Right for You?"
Millions of us suffer pain from worn joints and look to artificial implants for relief. Zimmer-Biomet now offers a "smart" implant that captures data and transmits it to your doctor and researchers. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Yergler and Zimmer's Chase Ideleman to learn how it works and what it means to patients.
Learn more: www.SBOrtho.com
Food Supply Drowning in Salt?
The FDA is urging food manufacturers to pump the brakes on salt. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with professor of nutrition Penny Kris-Etherton and Stephen Juraschek, MD, to learn how excess salt threatens our health and how much a voluntary 12% reduction in processed foods would help.
What is Palliative Cancer Care?
Cancer brings fear, uncertainty and doubt into our lives. Treatments have improved in many ways, including enhanced focus on symptom management and quality-of-life with palliative care. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with palliative care specialist Jamie Peppler from Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology about what to expect and how this special care helps. Learn more at www.fwmoh.com
Broadcast 11/20/21 on WOWO AM/FM..
Critical Care Nurses Speak Out on COVID
Bedside burnout is a major challenge in America's ICU's. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses has stepped forward with its "Hear Us Out" campaign encouraging COVID-19 conversations about vaccination. AACN's Beth Wathen and Kevin Cho Tipton tell HealthCall's Lee Kelso how they've experienced COVID, and how to have a positive discussion about vaccination.
Learn more at http://www.hearusout.com.
Pediatricians Share Advice on COVID-19 Vaccines
Two pediatricians answer what parents struggling over whether to vaccinate young children against COVID-19 want to know. Tony Giaquinta, MD, and Scott Myers, MD, address concerns and share their advice in this radio broadcast from 11.13.21 on WOWO AM/FM.
Grandparent's Against A.C.E.'s
Children exposed to prolonged stress from watching parents argue, domestic violence, parental substance abuse, financial uncertainty and a lack of security can suffer physical health problems as adults. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with counselor Heather Timm about the role grandparents can play in helping offset adverse childhood experiences. Read Heather's blog at Http://www.courageousandmindful.com.
Broadcast 11.13.21 on WOWO AM/FM
Preventing Adverse Drug Events
Taking several different medications increases the risk of adverse drug events, health-threatening problems cause many emergency room visits every year. Pharmacist Gregg Russell, Fort Wayne Custom RX, tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how these problems occur and the role Medication Therapy Management plays in keeping you safe. Learn more at www.fwcustomrx.com
Broadcast 10/30/21 on WOWO AM/FM
Early Alzheimer's and Dementia Detection
Spotting symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's may soon be faster, easier and less expensive. Cognetivity Neurosciences recently earned FDA clearance to market an application that can give early warning of mild cognitive impairment. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Dr. Thomas Sawyer, PhD, about how it works and the role it could play for aging baby boomers. Learn more: www.Cognetivity.com
Excerpts broadcast on WOWO AM/FM 10.30.21
Surgery That Can Reverse Diabetes
When drugs don't control Type 2 Diabetes, surgery may be the answer. Shanu Kothari, MD, president of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how surgery alters your digestive tract and can fully reverse T2D.
Learn more at https://www.ASMBS.org
Broadcast 10.16.21 on the HealthCall Live Radio Hour
New Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Reoccurrence
Having a stroke puts you at risk for another. Doctors are being urged to follow new guidelines to keep that from happening. Neurologist Linda Williams helped write these instructions and tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso what they contain, plus shares basic info on stroke cause and prevention.
Broadcast 9.18.21 on the HealthCall LIVE Radio Hour.
Magic Mushrooms to Treat Depression?
HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Gerard Sanacora, MD, from the Yale Depression Research Project about promising results of using psilocybin mushrooms to treat depression. Dr. Sanacora says the early research is extremely encouraging, but key questions remain about whether it's really the mushrooms at work and whether the benefits are worth the risk.
Learn more at: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/depression/
Controlling Oral Bacteria to Control Cavities
When you're doing proper oral care but still suffer frequent cavities, blame bacteria not your toothbrush. Dr. Dave Diehl from Dupont Family Dentistry tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the role of your oral microbiome and special products that help you keep cavities in check.
Broadcast 8.21.21 on WOWO AM/FM
Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives
While not the most common cancer, lung cancer is the #1 killer. Oncologist Ahad Sadiq tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso what makes lung cancer so deadly, what makes screening so important, and how clinical trials play a key role in helping patients. Learn more at www.fwmoh.com
Broadcast 7.31.2021 on WOWO AM/FM
Drug-Free IBS Solutions
Irritable bowel syndrome is an odd condition that many suffer, but don't seek treatment for. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell from Fort Wayne Custom RX told HealthCall's Lee Kelso IBS can result in constipation, diarrhea or both. Russell outlines the drug-free approach to finding relief. Contact info at https://www.fwcustomrx.com
Broadcast 7.24.21 on WOWO AM/FM.
ADHD in Adults
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not just for kids. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talked with psychologist and author Ari Tuckman to explore how ADHD affects adults and what you can do about it.
Excerpts broadcast 7.24.21 on WOWO AM/FM
Sound Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Acoustic shock wave therapy is proving itself to be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction in many men. Dr. Greg Hough from ED Clinics of Indiana tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how the therapy works, and why he's using a new protocol for better tissue penetration leading to improved blood flow.
Learn more at https://www.edclinicsofIndiana.com
Paying It Back with Dental Care
Dupont Family Dentistry's Dr. Dave Diehl and Allyson Feasel join Lee Kelso to recap a recent mission trip to care for deeply impoverished residents of the Dominican Republic.
Now, for every patient who has a Same-Day Smile Makeover they're donating to help support Matthew 25 Health and Care patients here in Fort Wayne.
Testosterone & Nitric Oxide
Cardiac health plays a key role in your sexual health. Pharmacist Gregg Russell joins HealthCall's Lee Kelso to explain how to boost testosterone without supplementation, and how nitric oxide (NO) contributes to improved blood flow. Learn what foods help your body produce more nitric oxide, how it fights erectile dysfunction and how to boost your NO levels with supplementation.
Learn more at http:\\www.fwcustomrx.com
New Alzheimer's Drug | Free Online Screening
HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Brooks Kenny from Women Against Alzheimer's for the group's reaction to FDA approval of Aducanumab. Plus, learn about MyBrainGuide.org and free screening for early signs of dementia.
Foot Pain - Causes and Treatments
You don't think about your feet - until they hurt. Then, they're all you can think about. Podiatrist Dr. Phil Arthur from Aboite Podiatry Associates tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how he uses acoustic shock wave therapy to treat plantar fasciitis, why diabetics have such frequent foot problems and other facts about your feet. Learn more at http:\\www.aboitepodiatry.com
Oral Bacteria Can Threaten Overall Health
Research has found a link between bacteria that attack our teeth and several serious health problems including stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Dave Diehl of Dupont Family Dentistry recently told HealthCall listeners how these bacteria cause tooth and bone loss, and what you can do about it. Plus, you'll learn why he supports sedation dentistry and recommends one toothbrush over all others..
Learn more at www.dupontfamilydentistry.com
The Truth about Testosterone
There's more to testosterone than you may know. Pharmacist Gregg Russell joins HealthCall's Lee Kelso to explain how testosterone plays a role in motivation, mood, cardiac health and more. Learn why any man with Type 2 diabetes might want to be screened for Low-T. Learn more at www.FWCUSTOMRX.COM
Broadcast 4.24.21 on WOWO AM/FM
Are You Aging too Quickly?
New research shows some people age up to 2X faster than you should. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with researcher Maxwell Elliott about a study looking at factors that contribute to accelerated aging, how to spot it and what to do about it.
Broadcast 4/10/21 on WOWO AM/FM
13 Factors for Brain Health
Millions of Americans fear facing Alzheimer's and dementia as they age. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Dr. Ronald Lazar from the McKnight Brain Center at the University of Alabama to identify 13 health factors you can control that minimize your risk.
Broadcast on WOWO AM/AM 4.10.21
COVID Next Wave Risks
We've heard public health officials predict "impending doom," and "a deadly new wave" as COVID mutates. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with nationally recognized expert Dr. Amesh Adalja, MD, to hear how much risk is real.
Broadcast 4.3.21 on WOWO AM/FM.
Balance and Vestibular Disorders
When the world won't stop spinning, a properly trained audiologist can help. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Kate Hull and Elizabeth Davis from ENT's the Hearing Center to learn about what causes this problem, and how they can help. Learn more at www.thehearingcenter.com.
Broadcast 3.27.21 on WOWO AM/FM.
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a nationwide epidemic of our own making. Registered dietitian Diana Licalzi joins HealthCall's Lee Kelso to outline 11 lifestyle changes she says can reverse this awful disease.
She offers a free 7-day meal plan and more at http://www.reversingt2d.com
Can Science De-Age the Brain?
Imagine being able to reverse ageing of the brain and restore functions lost to Alzheimer's. That's one step closer due to the work of researcher Katrin Andreasson, MD, and her team at Stanford University. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Dr. Andreasson to understand how experiments in mice could lead to exciting treatments for humans.
Listen to the radio version broadcast 1.23.21 here: https://podcasts.federatedmedia.com/podcast/154-de-age-the-brain-dr-katrin-andreassen-autism-and-your-gut-dr-maude-david/
Custom Compounded Medications
The medication that works best for you may be one made especially for you. Pharmacist Gregg Russell from Fort Wayne Custom Rx tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso why hormones, metformin and medications to control peripheral neuropathy are sometimes more effective when custom compounded.
Learn more at www.fwcustomrx.com
Your Microbiome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Researchers suspect there is a connection between bacteria in our gut and a number of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this extended interview, HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Dr. Maude David, Oregon State University, about her research into byproducts of digestion and how they may contribute to autism and anxiety disorders.
Clips broadcast 1/23/21 on WOWO AM/FM. Listen here:
Research shows that going without food for extended periods is actually good for the human body. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with registered dietician Diana Licalzi about the benefits of intermittent fasting, how it improves cellular function, fights high glucose, and other health benefits.
Learn about Diana's 10-week program to fight adult-onset diabetes at https://reversingt2d.com
Broadcast on WOWO.com 1.16.21
The COVID Drug You May Not Receive
The U.S. government has invested over a billion dollars buying doses of monoclonal antibody drugs designed to keep the elderly and high-risk patients out of the hospital. So why are more than 80% of them still in storage?
HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with science journalist Brian Owens who reports the problem is a lack of knowledge and preparation.
Excerpts broadcast 1.16.21
Lyric - Invisible Extended Wear Hearing Aid
Would you wear a hearing aid if no one could see it and you never took it out of your ear? That's the promise of a device by Phonak called Lyric. The Health Center's Madison Ziegel and Emily Bondus tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso what people like about this device, how it's subscription-model is different, and the details behind the technology.
COVID-19 Hoosier Data Update
HealthCall's Lee Kelso explores the latest COVID-19 spread and prevalence in Indiana with Dr. Nir Menachemi from the Fairbanks School of Public Health. He explains why we're far from herd immunity, how his team calculates the number of infected Hoosiers, and what statistics are most meaningful as you monitor spread of the virus.
Broadcast 1.9.2021 on WWW.WOWO.Com.
Drug-related Nutrient Depletion
Prescription medications can deplete your body of vitamins and minerals, and the more you take the greater the risk. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the common drugs that deplete vitamin b-12, magnesium, zinc and more.
Find Gregg at www.fwcustomrx.com
Convalescent Plasma Therapy - Does it Work?
Plasma from the millions of American's who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood. Can their plasma be an effective treatment? Yes, says Dr. Arutro Casadevall, MD, from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In this extended interview, he tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso the key to making plasma therapy effective is to use it sooner.
Let's Talk Sh!t - Sabine Hazan, MD
The title says it all. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Sabine Hazan, MD, about her work in studying poop to understand how the microbiome affects your health. She explains how fecal transplants can defeat severe bacterial infection, and describes the 42 clinical studies underway in her lab to explore how microbiome is linked to Alzheimer's, Crohn's Disease, MS and many other diseases.
Learn more: https://progenabiome.com/
Long-Term COVID, Diana Berrents, Natalie Lambert
The more we learn about long-term COVID-19, the more frightening the future appears for some patients. While the vast majority of COVID patients will recover, that doesn't mean the battle with the virus is over. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Dr. Natalie Lambert of the IU School of Medicine and Diana Berrent, founder of Survivor Corps to learn more about how some people struggle with COVID weeks and even months after they've recovered from the initial infection.
Learn more at https://www.survivorcorps.com Excerpts Broadcast 11/14/20 on the HeathCall LIVE Radio Hour
Mindfulness for Stress Relief- Dr. Dave Johnson, PhD.
All of us have plenty of reasons to be stressed, so take a few minutes and listen to Dr. Dave Johnson introduce the key concepts of mindfulness. He tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how a cup of coffee can be an emotional anchor at the start of your day, and walks us through the S.T.O.P practice in this live radio broadcast on WOWO AM/FM on 11/14/20.
Toxicity and Your Health - Midwest Functional Health
When traditional medicine doesn't resolve ongoing health problems many people turn to Dr. Lee Nagel at Midwest Functional Health. A Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (CCWP), he tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about how he tests for heavy-metal contamination and how that relates to many chronic illnesses.
Managing Stress with Adaptogens
These are stressful times and your body may be paying the price. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell from Fort Wayne Custom RX tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the toll prolonged stress takes on our health. Learn about drug-free herbal supplements consider "adaptogens"' such as Ashwagandha, Rhodiola and others that help your body manage the effects of prolonged stress.
Benefits of Dental Lasers | Same-Day Smile Success Stories
Patients who dread visiting the dentist might find the experience less stressful if you select a doctor who uses a laser instead of the drill. Dr. Dave Diehl of Dupont Family Dentistry tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the benefits of dental lasers for several procedures. You'll also hear how his Same-Day Smile process changed the lives of three recent patients.
Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Acoustic Wave Therapy
Acoustic shockwave therapy is a drug-free solution to erectile dysfunction that many men find preferable to taking "the little blue pill." Chiropractor Gregg Hough is founder of E.D. Clinics of Indiana who says this treatment addresses the source of the problem - blood flow. Hough tells HealthCall LIVE's Lee Kelso how it works, who it helps, how much it costs and how his patients are responding.
Treating Pancreatic Cancer
What is ahead when a doctor confirms you have pancreatic cancer? Oncologist Ahad Sadiq, MD, from Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology walks you through what makes this cancer so difficult, how surgery plays a role, the importance of "personalized" medicine to treat your cancer and the future of immunotherapy.
Excerpts broadcast 10.3.2020
Healthcall Update with Kayla Blakeslee for 9.22.202
HealthCall's Lee Kelso reports on why pancreatic cancer is so deadly. Learn what the pancreas does, why surgery is seldom an option, and who is at risk.
Healthcall Update with Kayla Blakeslee for 9.15.202
HealthCall's Lee Kelso reports on why speaking softly is safer, how the virus spreads like second-hand cigarette smoke, and why masks may increase coronavirus immunity.
New England Journal of Medicine report: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2026913
Oral Health is Vital to Your Overall Health
Your mouth is home to billions of bacteria. Doctors now know some of these bacteria are linked to heart disease, stroke and even Alzheimer's. Dr. Dave Diehl of Dupont Family Dentistry tells HealthCall about this connection, warning signs to look for, and what you can to ensure oral health is not a threat to your overall health. Broadcast 9.5.2020
Summer is over and the Holiday Season is ahead. Lee Kelso reports on steps for a COVID-safe Halloween, and how to protect family gatherings during the pandemic. Plus, a new smartphone exposure notification system is now available. Comment below and tell us whether you'd activate it on your phone and participate in the program if Indiana released a notification app.
More info here:
Inflammation and it's role in the aging process is the focus of this HealthCall LIVE interview with Dr. Luigi Ferrucci, MD, from the National Institute on Aging. He explains the concept of inflammaging, how zombie cells in our body contribute to the aging process, and lifestyle changes you can make to fight the process. Dr. Ferrucci says we're growing closer to medications and lifestyle habits that might not extend our lives, but will keep us healthier longer so, as he puts it, we can "die with our boots on."
The FDA has accelerated access to blood plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19. This type of therapy was used during the Spanish Flu pandemic over 100 years ago, so it's not revolutionary. But, it is new in the fight against COVID-19. Learn how it works in this HealthCall Update broadcast on WOWO 8.25.20.
Here's where you can find donation locations:
What You Don't Know About Cholesterol
Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell, founder of Fort Wayne Custom Rx, tells HealthCall all about cholesterol. We explain how your body uses it, the hazards of oxidized LDL, the role of fiber in fighting cholesterol, and how a plant extract called bergamot can reduce cholesterol naturally. Order products discussed online at www.fwcustomrx.com
Same-day Smile Makeovers
The computer revolution has brought big changes to the dentist's office. Dr. David Diehl of Dupont Family Dentistry tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso how 3-d cameras and in-office milling machines allow him to restore a smile in just one appointment. Scroll ahead to 9:00 to learn more. We begin with why the WHO's suggestion to avoid dental care is without basis in the USA, and what brand of electric toothbrush Dr. Diehl says it best. Broadcast 8.15.20
Protecting Students with Cleaner Air?
Airborne spread of coronavirus is a concern for school safety and workplace spread. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Corey Metzer from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers about key strategies to dilute the virus in the air, trap it in enhanced filters and kill it with a special form of ultraviolet light. Share this video with your building manager to minimize the spread of the virus at school or where you work.
Radiology Revealed - Dr. Saad Ibrahim, MD
What happens after you have an Xray, MRI, CT scan? Interventional radiologist Dr. Saad Ibrahim tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about various types of diagnostic imaging, what radiologists see inside your body, and how they use imaging to guide delicate instruments through your body to fight cancer and more. Broadcast 8.8.2020
Canada's New Thinking on Obesity
A group of Canadian doctors are urging a new approach to treating obesity. The clinical guidelines urge physicians to consider obesity a chronic disease that deserves a multi-step approach. Dr. Sean Wharton tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the recommendations to rely less on BMI and focus on the patient's overall health, to work with the patient to overcome the drivers that prevent weight loss, and eliminate bias against obese patients.
What Are Ultra-Processed Foods? George Zaidan
Go ahead, enjoy those Cheetos. Chemist, YouTuber and author George Zaidan tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso we've been conditioned to believe that ultra-processed foods are evil, but many aren't that bad when enjoyed in moderation. We discuss his new book "Ingredients" and talk about the chemicals we put into and onto our bodies.
Concussions Explained - Midwest Concussion Clinic
Concussions are a mild form of traumatic brain injury. HealthCall LIVE's Lee Kelso talks with Thomas Lazoff, MD, and Matt Campbell, clinical director, about the Midwest Concussion Clinic's approach to care. Learn about concussion symptoms, how concussions are diagnosed and the specialized treatment available at Midwest Concussion Clinic.
COVID 19 Indiana Update
HealthCall LIVE talks with Nir Menachemi from the Fairbanks School of Public Health about its study of COVID-19 in Indiana, how to interpret data about the disease, what metrics should guide decisions about sending your children to school and more.
iCRYO Whole Body Cryotherapy
Does spending time at -162 degrees help fight pain and speed healing? HealthCall explores cryotherapy with Leah Eber, manager of the first iCRYO location in Fort Wayne, IN. She explains how cold therapy works to reduce inflammation and describes other health benefits. iCRYO combines whole-body cryotherapy with a number of other services to help tighten your skin and reduce body fat.
Learn more at www.icryo.com
COVID-19 and Hearing Loss - The Hearing Center
How COVID-19 affects those with hearing loss may surprise you. Audiologists Alison Schortgen and Emily Bondus from The Hearing Center explain several reasons masks make life difficult for those with hearing aids, how masks are causing an increase in lost hearing aids, the how the virus itself can affect hearing.
Metabolic Syndrome Explained - Gregg Russell, FW Custom RX
Almost 50% of Hoosiers qualify to be diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome. This is a collection of symptoms that indicate you are on the path to becoming diabetic. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell joins Lee Kelso to detail what makes this condition to dangerous to your health, and what you can do about it. Learn how berberine, alpha lipoic acid, resveratrol and gymnema can all play a role in preventing metabolic syndrome from advancing to diabetes. Broadcast 7.11.20
Probiotics for Type 2 Diabetes?
Can feeding the bacteria in your gut help you fight Type 2 Diabetes? Pendulum Therapeutics says its custom mix of pro and prebiotics does exactly that. HealthCall LIVE talks with Colleen Cutcliffe, CEO, about the company's proprietary Pendulum Glucose Control - a "medical food" said to improve A1C and other health factors. Broadcast 7.11.20
Key Questions After Your Cancer Diagnosis - Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD
You just got the bad news. What now? Oncologist Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD, tells HealthCall the questions to ask and how to select the doctor to guide your care. She says patients need to beware of "financial toxicity" as the cost of cancer care can be steep, so choose a practice prepared to help. There is much more practical advice for families facing cancer in this episode of the HealthCall LIVE Radio Hour. Learn more about Dr. Aggarwal at https://www.fwmoh.com/ Broadcast 6.27.2020
Palliative Care for Cancer Patients - Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD
What do you call treatments intended to improve the quality of life for a seriously ill patient? Palliative care. Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD, is an oncologist who believes strongly that palliative care is important for cancer patients. She tells HealthCall LIVE how this compassionate care has helped her patients, and shares what she's learned from watching thousands of people fight cancer. Learn more at www.fwmoh.com. Broadcast 6.27.20
Arthritis Pain Relief - Thomas Lazoff, MD
Arthritis pain can be brutal. There are a number of treatments beyond medication that can bring relief. Dr. Thomas Lazoff, MD, tells HealthCall about steroid injections, stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, nerve ablation and other procedures to bring you relief. Broadcast 6.13.20 Learn more: www.pmcrestore.com or www.fwregen.com
A Pharmacist's Tips for Arthritis Care
HealthCall LIVE talks with Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell of Fort Wayne Custom RX about arthritis. Learn how he often recommends curcumin, boswellia and other supplements to fight inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Plus, alternatives such as MSM, CBD, SAMe, and topical creams for pain relief. Broadcast 6.13.2020
Learn more at www.fwcustomrx.com.
Eli Lilly Tests New COVID-19 Antibody Drug
"Lucky Triple 5" is the nickname for a new antibody therapy Eli Lilly has in phase-1 trials at three medical centers. HealthCall talks with Dr. Ajay Nirula, VP and Medical Team Director for development of this new drug. We discuss how it targets the SARS Cov2 virus, their expectations for the clinical trial, and how the drug could eventually be used in the fight against COVID-19.
Persistent Pain - Indiana Physical Therapy
Living with pain is sometimes the result of your nervous system going into overdrive. Indiana Physical Therapy's Josh Butcher tells HealthCall LIVE how he can help people with a condition known as persistent pain. Long after an injury has healed the nervous system continues to recognize many forms of stimulation as pain, even ordinary movement or light touch. Find out how retraining the sense of touch, sleep and more help patients return to "normal." www.IndianaPT.com
Coping with COVID 19's Mental Health Impact
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, guilt and worry are all lingering emotional consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. HealthCall LIVE talks with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America about identifying symptoms and seeking help. Find MHA's excellent list of resources and information here: https://mhanational.org/covid19
COVID 19 Neuro Psych Impact - Kate Morgan
A secondary epidemic of anxiety, depression and mental health issues may be yet to come as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Freelance journalist Kate Morgan explores the neurological and psychological consequences of COVID 19 in this extended interview about her research for the article linked below. She learned the virus has a direct impact on the brain and nervous system resulting in a number of symptoms that can alter both how you think and how you feel.
3-Drug Protocol for COVID-19; A Rare Syndrome Appears in Children, Smartphone Contact Tracing and Privacy
Intensivist Dr. Jamie Rutland describes his preferred treatment for COVID-19, Dr. Scott Myers tells parents the latest on an inflammatory response appearing in children, and privacy advocate Peter Eckersley explains why Bluetooth contact tracing using your Smartphone is nothing to fear - if done correctly.
Dr. Kadambi Treats COVID Patients in NY
HealthCall talks with Ashok Kadambi, MD, about his experience volunteering at a hospital in Flushing, New York. Dr. Kadambi describes a dramatic drop in patient admissions, how he instructed doctors there on the use of vitamins D3 for immune support, and results of an experimental treatment using stem cells for severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Learn more at www.fwendo.com
Dentistry's "New Normal"
COVID-19 is bringing big changes to your experience in the dentist's office. HealthCall LIVE welcomed David Diehl, DDS, from Dupont Famly Dentistry to explain how they are protecting staff, and you, from the virus. Dr. Diehl is using devices from DryShield and ZyberShield to minimize aerosolization of the coronavirus, and changing many other protocols to make sure your office visit is safe for everyone.
Learn more at www.dupontfamilydentistry.com
Pharmacist's Top-10 Supplements
What nutritional supplements would a pharmacist and nutritionist take with him to a deserted island? HealthCall LIVE asked Gregg Russell of Ft Wayne Custom RX to list what he considers the supplements most important for overall health. They range from a high-quality multivitamin with antioxidants to an old-fashioned favorite that your grandparents may have taken. Broadcast 5.2.2020
Learn more at www.FWCustomRX.com
Regenerative Medicine for Joint Pain
Using your body's own healing power to end joint pain is the goal of Regenerative Medicine offered by Physical Medicine Consultants. HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with Tom Lazoff, MD, about the process of harvesting stem cells from your bone marrow, concentrating them, and injecting them at the point of injury. You'll hear from a 76 year-old patient who phoned-in with his success story, and how platelet-rich plasma injections can accelerate healing. Broadcast 4.25.2020.
HealthCall Update 4.2.2020
This report looks beyond today's crisis to see what's next. Right now, experts say it's likely we won't establish "herd immunity" in this outbreak and that means a second wave of disease may be coming with the return of flu season. But, there reason to be optimistic about how prepared we'll be so we won't have to go through extreme social distancing again.
HealthCall Update 3.31.2020
When will it end? Listen to what a resource planning tool for hospitals projects about COVID-19 in Indiana and Michigan. The algorithm expects the peak to come at mid-month. In this update we'll take a look at the maximum demand for hospital beds. There's good news for Hoosiers, bad news in Michigan. Probe the data yourself at www.covid19.healthdata.org
HealthCall Update 3.17.20
French health authorities are warning not to take ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories when suffering COVID-19 infection. Lee Kelso reports they claim evidence proves this family of drugs worsens outcomes in vulnerable patients. He also brings details about a plant pigment now being tested as a possible treatment and preventative.
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HealthCall Update 3.10.20
It's here. COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was confirmed in Northeast Indiana this week. This report looks ahead to what symptoms warrant formal testing, what to expect for school closings, and advice for parents to plan for their families.
HealthCall Update 3.3.20
The Centers for Disease Control urges businesses to prepare for COVID19 virus and employee absences. As the disease spreads, more workers will be urged to stay home. Follow the links below to learn what the CDC says businesses should be considering. What about families? The experts say this virus is a family affair, which means if one person has it - you all do.
CDC advice to Business:
HealthCall Update 2.25.20
The Centers for Disease Control is advising hospitals, businesses and communities to prepare for the likely arrival of the COVID19 virus. If it spreads in the U.S., this report looks at how things could change. The big challenge could be driven by the simple math of how many suffer serious illness and how many beds are available.
CDC Advice to Busines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-business-response.html
HealthCall Update 2.4.20
Rush Limbaugh's announcement that he suffers "advanced" lung cancer is an opportunity to learn more about a disease that kills more American's than breast, colon and prostate cancer -combined. HealthCall shares what a doctor from Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology says may be ahead for Rush.
HealthCall Update 1.28.20
A doctor from Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security says the Chinese government deserves an A and an F for how they've handled the coronavirus outbreak so far.
Hear where he says they've gone wrong, and where the USA is vulnerable to a virus outbreak. Also, what we learned from the Spanish Flu Pandemic that killed 600,000 Americans.
Full expert interview here: https://youtu.be/FVIgUXOSit4
HealthCall Update 1.21.20
Catch the latest on the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, how it got its name, and why it doesn't appear to be a deadly global threat. We look at how some viruses are actually good and useful, and how mankind might owe viruses many thanks for mutations that happened millions of years ago.
HealthCall Update 1.7.20
How you can get involved in tracking the flu with a crowdsourced public health monitoring project called "Flu Near You." And, if the flu does strike your family, how some people say the "Vitamin D Hammer" is the answer.
HealthCall Update 12.17.19
Researchers say +30% of us suffer from the Holiday Blues. New studies show that sugar from Holiday treats and alcohol may contribute to the problem due to the inflammation it can cause. Combine that with seasonal stress and a lack of sunlight and you have the formula for "Winter Onset Depression." Increasing plant-based diet and adding 1Mg of Omega-3 FDA can help offset the change in mood that comes during this busy season.
Links to research cited:
The Holiday Blues: https://bit.ly/2PoOUWj
Sugar and Winter Onset Depression: https://bit.ly/2qYro9h
Omega-3 for Mood: https://bit.ly/2RZpq3o
HealthCall Update 12.10.19
A study in the journal Cell Metabolism confirms that intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating, is effective at reducing blood sugar, cholesterol and other conditions common to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Ashok Kadambi of Fort Wayne Endocrinology recommends eating only between noon and 6 PM two or three days per week and suggests berberine for those not on diabetes medications interested in blood sugar control.
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HealthCall Update 12.3.19
A new study shows "brain fog" is linked to inflammation. In this update, we explore if this could be a pathway that leads to neurological damage, including Alzheimer's. Some researchers say foods contribute to inflammation so follow the links below to learn about foods that aggravate this condition, and a diet designed to minimize inflammation.
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HealthCall Update 10.22.19
1) New research says sugar in colas and other liquid forms are a leading cause of weight gain. Studies in mice show they gain weight faster on sugar in a liquid solution.
2) Author Dr. Sandra Kaufmann's anti-aging protocol recommends these molecular agents to slow cellular aging:
Astaxanthin, Nicotinamide, Curcumin, Carnosine, Resveratrol or Pterostilbene. Learn more at www.kaufmannprotocol.com
HealthCall Update 10.15.2019
Statistics about depression and anxiety in seniors and millennials show it is a significant problem. We look at new studies which show just three weeks of eating the Mediterranean Diet can bring a significant drop in depression scores.
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HealthCall Update 10.8.2019
Researchers say a common digestive tract fungus may be linked to pancreatic cancer and could be used for early detection. Also, why additional choline in our diet could help prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
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HealthCall Update 9.24.19
Sept. is prostate cancer month and Dr. Mark Dabagia has good news about the most common form of cancer in men. https://youtu.be/0OFptq81fCU
Plus, learn about a Yale University class on "The Science of Happiness" that you can take online - FREE.
The latest on a mystery illness affecting dogs in Norway. 40 have died so far. And, the reason why men with Type-2 Diabetes should be screened for low testosterone. A local doctor says 90% of men he treats for Type-2 have Low-T and there could be a link to fat inside your abdomen.
The deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus spread by mosquitos - is it a threat here? Not likely says an expert. Michigan and the east coast are at high risk.
BioscentDX is offering a $10 discount to WOWO listeners on a cancer screening as part of a research project using specially trained dogs. Use the promo code "WOWO" at checkout: https://www.bioscentdx.com/…/single-bro…
Next public Stop-the-Bleed class is 10/13 at Parkview. Registration requested at 260-266-1289. Learn more here: www.bleedingcontrol.org
Reports that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a tumor on the pancreas are easy to misunderstand. A local oncologist says it may actually be a different type of cancer, and explain the "definitive" treatment she has had. Plus, give you an easy way to identify early symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
Download pancreatic cancer symptom PDF here: www.letswindpc.org/symptoms
A British doctor says a pig's kidney will be transplanted into humans within 3 years, and a heart will soon follow. HealthCall's Lee Kelso looks into the efforts by Chinese researchers to modify genes and clear the way for harvesting pig kidneys, livers and more for human transplants. Plus, an update on Stop-the-Bleed training. 8.29.19
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Lee Kelso is a veteran television news anchor, radio journalist and host of viewer-driven, health-focused TV and online broadcasts.
Each week he brings you a series of interesting health news headlines and medical breakthroughs collected from professional journals and research projects around the world.