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Cancer of the Esophagus

March 26, 2006 Former Texas Governor, Ann Richards, was recently diagnoses with cancer of the esophagus. Dr. Isaac Raijman, an internationally known gastroenterologist, is a guest on the show, discussing with Dr. Galati the various forms of esophageal cancer, risk factors, and the steps to reduce your risk of esophageal cancer. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a leading risk factor today for the future development of cancer of the esophagus. Learn more about cancer of the esophagus: American Cancer Society What You Need to Know Cancer of the Esophagus


Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society recommends screening to begin in average risk adults at the age of 50. On the show, Dr. Galati spoke with two of his patients, each with different risk factors, and different concerns regarding screening for colon cancer. This interview will shed light on the need for screening of all adults, and to be aware of specific risk factors for the development of colon cancer.


Normal Pressure Hydro

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rare neurologic disorder, that is one of the few reversible causes of dementia in adults. Dr. Jack Alpert, Chief of Neurology at St. Luke''s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, discusses the case of an 81 year old man recently diagnosed with NPH. The daughter of the patient e-mailed Dr. Galati seeking additional help in the steps required to confirm the diagnosis and current treatment options.


Mama Galati on Food

Dr. Galati''s mother makes another cameo appearance on Your Health First discussing a recipe, with the hope that listeners will try and add cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, and fresh cheese to their diet. Listen and take notes!


Your Health First - In The News March 2006

March 26, 2006 Dr. Galati discusses current headline stories from the world of medicine and health. In The News


Your Health First Strength Training - Part I

March 5, 2006 Show Dr. Galati had the opportunity to interview Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. and discuss the role of strength training and its effect on health and wellness. Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., C.S.C.S, is Fitness Research Director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. He is strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, such as the American Council on Exercise, the American Senior Fitness Association, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, and editorial ad


Your Health First Strength Training - Part II

March 5, 2006 Show Dr. Galati had the opportunity to interview Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. and discuss the role of strength training and its effect on health and wellness. Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., C.S.C.S, is Fitness Research Director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. He is strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, such as the American Council on Exercise, the American Senior Fitness Association, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, and editorial ad