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.
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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.
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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.
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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: or
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."
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
Skincare to Fight Inflamm-Aging
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.