"Peak Week" for COVID-19?

HealthCall LIVE looks at how local hospitals are doing at the close of the projected peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indiana. Dr. Scott Myers joins us to share what he's hearing from colleagues, host Lee Kelso relates a first-hand report from a COVID-19 ICU in Indianapolis, and Dr. Ashok Kadambi of Fort Wayne Endocrinology reports from his temporary assignment in New York.


Broadcast 4.18.2020

COVID 19 Impact on Health Care Workers

HealthCall LIVE talks with critical care specialist Cedric "Jamie" Rutland, MD, about what he's seeing in California ICU's, what drugs appear to be most effective, the consequences of extended ventilator use, and the potential impact of delaying primary care for other conditions. Broadcast 4.11.2020


More on Dr. Rutland: https://www.westcoastlung.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe42DUxnwrIIpQ51s_W0kw

COVID 19 Impact on Health Care Workers

HealthCall LIVE explores the professional, emotional and personal impact on those working in healthcare careers. The impact has been significant for those on the front lines, but also those behind the scenes. Many healthcare workers have been furloughed or see hours cutback. Representatives of the nursing department of St. Francis University join Lee Kelso to explore how their graduates have been affected, and how young nurses are being called into duty. Broadcast 4.11.2020. https://online.sf.edu/degrees/rn-bsn-registered-nurse-to-bachelor-of-science-in-nursing

COVID 19 Local HealthCare Impact

HealthCall LIVE talks with IU Medical School Asst. Professor Scott Myers for a read on how hospitals and the Fort Wayne area medical community is coping with COVID-19. Myers says it's "the calm before the storm" with no sign the local healthcare system will be overwhelmed if social distancing continues. We explore his advice to parents of young children, whether a second wave is likely this fall, and answer viewer questions about the immune system's response.


Broadcast 4.4.2020 on WOWO AM/FM in Fort Wayne, IN

COVID 19 Patient Experience

HealthCall LIVE talks with a California woman about her experience with COVID-19. Both Dr. Alexandria Coronado Hughes and her husband fell ill with the virus following a cross-country flight. She describes initial symptoms, a surprise benefit from a treatment that should not have worked, and a minor challenge she faced when her husband was discharged from the hospital.

Broadcast 4.4.2020.

COVID 19- New uses for old drugs

HealthCall LIVE interviews pharmacist and nutritionist Gregg Russell, founder of Fort Wayne Custom RX. Hydroxychloroquine was just approved for use in COVID-19 patients. We discuss how it works, but Russell says a temporary shortage is causing issues. Quercetin, a plant extract, has also been used to fight COVID-19. Russell explains how it may support the immune system and the reason he is taking it daily. Broadcast 3.21.2020.


ICU Doc on COVID-19 Care

HealthCall LIVE interviews Cedric "Jamie" Rutland, MD, about caring for COVID-19 patients. Dr. Rutland describes how he's using hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir at his hospital, how ventilators are being used to help keep patients alive as they fight the virus, and addresses how cross-training is planned to help meet the manpower needs.

Broadcast 3.21.2020.

COVID-19 Local Update and Issues

Allen County Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan, MD, joins HealthCall's Lee Kelso for a COVID-19 update. There is no decision yet on daycare closures, no criteria yet for when businesses should end voluntary curtailments. Dr. McMahan says her primary focus is overcoming supply shortages and keeping the healthcare system from being overwhelmed.


Recorded 3/14/2020.

Immunity and Gut Health

Your gut plays a key role in keeping your immune system functioning. HealthCall LIVE's Lee Kelso talks with Guy Daniels, director of medical education for Onegevity Health about the battle between good and bad bacteria, leaky gut syndrome, prebiotics and much more.


Recorded 3/14/2020.


COVID-19 - What Hospitals Expect

Dr. Cedric "Jamie" Rutland is a spokesperson for the American Lung Association and a practicing critical care specialist.  We explore what's it like caring for these patients, the demand on hospital staff, and how to tell when it's time to send a patient to the hospital


Broadcast 3.7.2020

Functional Foods

Foods selected for their specific nutritional value or properties are often referred to as "functional foods." Sarah Claycomb of The Health Food Shoppe tells HealthCall LIVE about how she uses turmeric, ginger, flaxseed and other items to support digestion and good health. Broadcast 2.29.2020


Find The Health Food Shoppe online at www.healthfoodshoppe.com

Boosting Your Immunity

Pharmacist and nutritionist Gregg Russell of Fort Wayne Custom RX tells HealthCall LIVE's Lee Kelso about herbal supplements that are effective in boosting your immune system. Fast forward to 5:48 to hear our discussion of the importance of high-quality supplements, and which products he recommends. The program begins with an update on how the COVID 19 virus is causing a shortage of protective gear for his pharmacy, and how China's dominance in generic drug manufacturing poses a concern. Broadcast 2.29.2020.

Learn more at www.fwcustomrx.com

Have You Planned Your Heart Attack?

Cardiologist Dr. Warrick Bishop explains why everyone with high cholesterol should NOT be taking statins, who should be taking aspirin, and why Afib is a growing problem. Dr. Bishop tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso about the one test everyone should have to evaluate their risk of a cardiac "event."    Broadcast 2.22.20

More at www.drwarrickbishop.com

31 Days of Mental Health Moments

Millions of Americans take medications to help them cope with stress and anxiety. Author Lori Miller helps you learn new methods to cope in her book 31 Days of Mental Health Moments. Lori told HealthCall LIVE host Lee Kelso some of the strategies and techniques outlined in her book to help keep worry, racing thoughts and negative self-talk from adding to your stress level.


More at www.mymentalhealthmoment.com

Viveve for Female Bladder Leakage

Millions of women suffer bladder leakage in silence. The Medical Spa and Dr. Marcus Jimenez, MD, now offer a treatment called Viveve. The treatment is pain-free, takes less than an hour, and offers immediate results. Dr. Jimenez and RN April tell WOWO's HealthCall LIVE how the treatment works, and why it offers real hope for women who suffer from urinary stress incontinence.

Broadcast 2.15.20


More at www.themedicalspa.com

Understanding Lung Cancer

Rush Limbaugh's announcement that he suffers "advanced stage" lung cancer brings new focus to the #1 cancer killer in America. Dr. Sreenivasa Natam of Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology joined me on HealthCall LIVE to examine the treatments that could be ahead for Rush. This interview explains why lung cancer is so deadly, the various types of lung cancer, and the importance of immunotherapy for those with the most common form of this dangerous disease. 

Learn more: www.fwmoh.com

What You Don't Know About Vitamin D

Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell appears on HealthCall LIVE to explain why Vitamin D3 is so important. Most people who live in northern climates have a shortage of this vitamin - which is actually a hormone that plays a key role in the immune system. Gregg explains it is also a critical component for bone strength and seems to help ward off depression.  

Broadcast 1.25.20


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Dementia and Hearing Loss

Studies show untreated hearing loss contributes to dementia. In this episode of HealthCall LIVE, Allison Schortgen and Emily Bondus from The Hearing Center share what they've experienced treating patients. They explain the link between hearing loss and a number of conditions, including depression, anxiety, increased fall risk, and the toll hearing loss takes on family members.

Broadcast 1.18.20


The mixture of bacteria in your intestines, your gut microbiome, can influence your risk of dementia. HealthCall LIVE talks with Guy Daniels, director of medical education for Onegevity Health to understand how bad bacteria are associated with chronic inflammation which affects your brain. Learn how Onegevity's GutBio test kit helps identify what's living in your gut and produce a detailed, personalized recommendation for foods and prebiotics to improve gut health. Broadcast 1.18.2020. https://www.onegevity.com/ https://www.onegevity.com/products/gutbio

Using cells from your own body is at the center of a new approach to pain relief practiced by Tomas Lazoff, MD, at Physical Medicine Consultants. They extract bone marrow and process your body's own cells, then inject them into a joint or point of tissue damage. These cells adapt themselves to repair the injured tissues, often avoiding or delaying the need for surgery or joint replacement. This interview also explores platelet-rich plasma therapy to accelerate repair of damaged joints, tendons and muscle.


Broadcast 12.7.19.

Physical therapy involves much more than exercise. Dave Kuhn, co-owner of Indiana Physical Therapy, explains how hands-on joint mobilization helps you regain motion and moves you forward toward relief from pain and stiffness. Kuhn's team of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapists is the world's largest concentration operating within a single practice. In this appearance on the HeathCall LIVE Radio Hour, Kuhn offers simple DIY techniques to minimize back and neck pain, plus advice on how to avoid being stiff and sore through your 70's and 80's.

Broadcast 12.7.19

Varicose veins are not just unsightly, they're a painful condition that hits both men and women. Dr. Marcus Jimenez of Indiana Vein and Laser tells us what causes them, who is most at risk, and advanced treatment now available. Using injections, ultrasound-guided lasers and other techniques, Dr. Jimenez says patients find relief without heavy scaring, anaesthesia or hospitalization.


Learn more at https://indianavein.com.

Broadcast 11/39/19.

Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a collection of symptoms that put you at risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and worse. Endocrinologist Ashok Kadambi, MD, says Metabolic Syndrome patients report they just feel "lousy." He explains the connection to insulin resistance, how intermittent fasting can help, and suggests a plant-based alternative to Metformin called berberine. Find Dr. Kadambi at https://www.fwendo.com    Broadcast 11/30/19.

Ageing baby boomers will face a tremendous challenge coping with Alzheimer's disease in the next 20 years.  Melanie Perry guides care programs for 65 American Senior Communities memory care centers in Indiana.  She told WOWO's HealthCALL about tips and strategies families can use to minimize the stress and conflict associated with the disease.  Learn how saying "So what?" can make a difference, how a memory box can help ease conflict, and how to choose a long-term memory care center.  Broadcast 11.16.19    

"Natural" foods could be fooling you.  HealthCall LIVE talks about food labelling and how to make wise choices with Sarah Claycomb, manager and co-owner of the Health Food Shoppe.  She explains what ingredients are not allowed on the shelves, how they support local the "hyper-local" food producers, and what makes the supplements skincare products they offer different.  Broadcast 11.16.19

Sleep apnea is a significant health risk for many reasons. Dr. Nathan Bojrab tells HealthCall LIVE about an alternative to the CPAP offered by Legacy Dental of Fort Wayne. Learn how a home sleep test confirms you experience sleep apnea and the process of fitting an oral appliance that repositions your lower jaw to keep your airway open during sleep. Broadcast 11.9.2019

More than 80 different health conditions are linked to immune system disorders. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russel from Fort Wayne Custom RX takes a look at how type-2 diabetes, hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue can all be associated with stress and immune system problems.   Broadcast 10.26.19

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HealthCall's Lee Kelso interviews Francis Esguerra, MD, in practice with Women's Health Advantage. Dr. Esguerra provides OB/GYN care and specializes in minimally invasive pelvic surgery. Learn about the latest trends in childbirth, managing fibroid tumors, managing menopause and other topics.  Broadcast 10.26.19

Nearly half of all women will experience incontinence at some point in their lives. Steppin' Up Physical Therapy can help. Therapists Ashley Rager and Tayler Schortgen explain how they can help women overcome incontinence and pelvic pain.  Broadcast 10.19.19

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Dr. Sandra Kaufmann explains our bodies age due to changes at the cellular level, and how you can slow that process. Her protocol details readily available supplements that enhance energy level, control chronic inflammation, encourage DNA health and other factors. Learn why she considers Metformin a wonder drug that should be widely used by non-diabetics.   www.kaufmannprotocol.com

Broadcast 10.19.19

The author of a new book called The Genomic Kitchen explains how bioactive compounds in food interact with our genes to influence our health. Amanda Archibald shares what makes foods like broccoli so powerful and how you can optimize its benefits.  You'll find out what foods work at a genetic level to extinguish inflammation and much more.

There is good news about the cancer most likely to strike a man in your family - prostate cancer.  Dr. Mark Dabagia, urologist, specializes in robotic prostate cancer surgery with Northeast Indiana Urology.  He tells HealthCall LIVE about progress in cancer treatment,  how genetic testing of tumor biopsies can guide treatment, and how modern surgery means many men can retain sexual function after cancer treatment.

Cervicogenic headaches can be caused by poor posture and strain on the upper neck. Indiana Physical Therapy's Mary Hostetter explains what causes the headaches and offers simple exercises you can do to relieve the pain.   Broadcast 9.7.2019

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Testosterone levels affect far more than your sex drive and muscle mass. Dr. Ashok Kadambi, MD, tells HealthCall Live listeners the symptoms of Low-T, why women may need small doses of testosterone and explodes common misbeliefs. Broadcast 9.7.2019  www.fwendo.com

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Severe back and neck pain may require interventional techniques such as injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation or pain pumps. HealthCall LIVE covers all of these and more with Dr. Thomas Lazoff from Physical Medicine Consultants. Broadcast 8.17.19

Understanding low back pain was the focus of HealthCall LIVE! with Robert Harrison of Steppin' Up Physical Therapy. Learn how to tell the difference between nerve-related pain and pain caused by muscle injury. Robert explains why pain in your back may be caused by weak muscles in your abdomen, hip and legs. Plus, he offers safe, simple exercises you can try at home.  Broadcast 8.17.2019

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