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Tony Snow Dies from Complications of Colon Cancer

Dr. Galati interviewed Tony Snow shortly after starting chemotherapy for colon cancer. This in-depth interview is one of the best Tony Snow gave, and one of a kind on the internet.


Organ Donation and Transplant: Dr. Mark Ghobrial

Mark Ghobrial, M.D. Chief: Liver Transplant Program The Methodist Hospital Houston, Texas This Sunday evening, Dr. Ghobrial will join Dr. Galati again to discuss several current topics regarding transplantation. There was a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine that discussed organ donation and the donor risks that could be transmitted to the person receiving this higher than usual risk donor. The article can be downloaded here for those interested in reading further. The Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation brings together highly trained and experienced physicians, state-of-the-art technology, and a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of liver diseases. The Center is one of only three adult liver transplant programs in the Houston area. Based at The Methodist Hospital, the liver transplant program is a UNOS-approved program which has been extremely successful since its inception in …


Your Health First Newsletter July 3, 2008

Welcome to the Your Health First newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership. Tune in every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. on 740 KTRH, or on the web at www.ktrh.com. E-mail Dr. Galati questions and suggestions for topics and guests. Recent Guests and Podcasts   Jack LaLanne Joins Your Health First this Week This week on Your Health First, Jack LaLanne will be joining Dr. Galati. The is no other person on earth that has had such a huge impact on health, wellness, exercise, and fitness as Jack LaLanne over the past century. When you think of exercise and fitness, Jack LaLanne comes to mind. Fifty years ago, Jack was preaching the merits of exercise, good nutrition, and a healthly lifestyle. Those very words are true today. If you listed to his comments back then, they are …


Jack LaLanne Joins Your Health First this Week

This week on Your Health First, Jack LaLanne will be joining Dr. Galati. The is no other person on earth that has had such a huge impact on health, wellness, exercise, and fitness as Jack LaLanne over the past century. When you think of exercise and fitness, Jack LaLanne comes to mind. Fifty years ago, Jack was preaching the merits of exercise, good nutrition, and a healthly lifestyle. Those very words are true today. If you listed to his comments back then, they are appropriate for the health issues we face today, including obesity and their related health complications. Jack LaLanne, often called the Godfather of Fitness, is a mover, shaker, and motivator. Jack is a pioneer who opened the first modern health spa in the United States in 1936, and in 1951, brought exercise to TV. Although now into …


A New Way to Address Obesity in America

Measuring Your Waist at Work: Do We Need to Follow Japan's Lead? Chuck Garcia: New York Health Enthusiast Chuck Garcia, regular contributer and long-time chum of Dr. Galati, will join him this week to discuss a throught provoking article recently published in the New York Times on how far an employer can go when it comes to health? Japan is measuring the waists (read the full article) of their population, and if they are too large, they are referred them for mandatory for weigh management education. Should we do this in America, considering the massive problems with obesity we face every day?                           (From Tara-Parker-Pope: NY Times) Imagine if your employer started measuring your waist as a measure of your health.    That’s what’s happening in Japan. As my colleague …


Macular Degeneration

This week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jager was the lead author of an article entitled "Age Related Marcular Degeneration", an excellent review of this most important topic. Macular degeneration occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow under the macula. These new blood vessels tend to be very fragile and often leak blood and fluid. The blood and fluid raise the macula from its normal place at the back of the eye. Damage to the macula occurs rapidly.


Dr. Joseph Rogers Discusses Tim Russert's Heart-What Went Wrong?

According to news reports, Mr. Russert was being treated for asymptomatic cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and mild obesity. He suddenly collapsed in his office Friday, and despite efforts to perform CPR and use an automatic external defribrillator (AED), he did not survive this tragic event.


Listener E-Mails Discussed

Every week, Dr. Galati and the Your Health First team receives dozens of e-mails regarding a wide range of topics related to health and wellness. This week, Dr. Galati decided to spend the hour talking about these questions and expanding the answers with experts in each of these areas.


National Health Observances: May 2008

May 1 - 31 American Stroke Month American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 (800) 242-8721 inquires@heart.org www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3026377   Materials available Contact: Program departments or local chapters 1 - 31 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 1233 20th Street NW, Suite 402 Washington, DC 20036 (800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462) (202) 466-7643 (202) 466-8940 Fax info@aafa.org www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10&sub=99&cont=457    Materials available Contact: Angel Waldron 1 - 31 Better Sleep Month Better Sleep Council 501 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 683-8371 (703) 683-4503 Fax kdillner@sleepproducts.org www.bettersleep.org   Materials available Contact: Karin Dillner 1 - 31 Clean Air Month American Lung Association 61 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10006 (800) LUNG-USA (586-4872) (212) 315-8700 (212) 315-8889 Fax info@lungusa.org www.lungusa.org   Materials available Contact: None designated 1 - 31 Healthy Vision Month National Eye Institute National Institutes of Health Building …


Vaccines and Autism Revisited

Paul Offit, M.D. Chief: Section of Infectious Disease Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Paul Offit, Chief Section of Infectious Disease at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will join Dr. Galati this week and discuss his recent New England Journal of Medicine article discussing the ongoing questions surrounding vaccines and autism. On April 11, 2008, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee took an unusual step: in the name of transparency, trust, and collaboration, it asked members of the public to help set its vaccine-safety research agenda for the next 5 years. Several parents, given this opportunity, expressed concern that vaccines might cause autism — a fear that had recently been fueled by extensive media coverage of a press conference involving a 9-year-old girl named Hannah Poling. When she was 19 months old, Hannah, the daughter of Jon and Terry Poling, received five vaccines …