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Patient Experience at the Doctor's Office: Coby Tyner Explains

Coby Tyner is the Practice Administrator at Liver Specialists of Texas with Dr. Joe Galati. Coby joins Dr. Galati this evening on Yor Health First to give some usefull tips on how to have a better patient-physician experience. Coby will also mention that Liver Specialists of Texas has several positions available within the practice. If interested, reach out to Coby directly, either by e-mail (cobytyner@texasliver.com) or by phone 713-634-5103.  


Obesity and Death: Edward Yu Discusses New Research with Dr. Joe Galati

Edward Yu, a researcher at Harvard University, joins Dr. Joe Galati tonight to discuss recent reearch that was recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The basis of the research is that obesity is tied to early death, from a wide range of causes. "Maximum overweight was also associated with increased cause-specific mortality, including death from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease." This data further supports the idea that obesity is not a good thing to experience. Links related to obesity are posted below: Dr. Galati Discusses Obesity Research in Fatty Liver and Obesity Information on Obesity-NIH Why Obesity is a Problem Obesity Program at Harvard


Dr. Joe Galati Discusses Minority Health

The month of April is Monority Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to discuss with everyone, regardless of ethnic status, health and wellness. The big topics for discussion are obesity, diabetes, hypertension, alcohol abuse, smoking, and cancer risk factors. Here are various risks to review and share. Blood pressure Diabetes Weight loss and obesity Alcohol use Colon cancer


Poison Control Awareness Week

March 19-25 is Nation Poison Prevention Week. This is an opportunity to learn about best practices on how you can prevent accidents related to poisoning. Below is a list of excellent sites to to review and share with your family and friends. National Poison Prevention Week Liquid Nicotine Safety Laundry Detergent Packet Safety Poison Control Information Home Prevention Poison Safety Disposing Old Medicines


National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week

Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.  Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs.  Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs. The following five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.  For each question, a video clip shows positive and negative examples of the skill, and additional videos and information are provided to help you practice positive parenting skills.  Family Check Up For Parenting One …


Ask the Experts: Free Learning Program with Dr. Joe Galati

A free learning event, sponsored by the American Liver Foundation, will take place Thursday, January 19th, starting at 5:00 p.m. "Ask the Experts" will discuss several of the most important liver related topics facing the public, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Fatty Liver Disease. Along with Dr. Joe Galati, he will be joined by Dr. Charles Phan, and Dr. John Vierling. The event will take place at the Health Museum, located in Houston's Museum District, located at 1515 Hermann Drive. To RSVP the event, call 713-249-8325.


Exercise and Wellness: JJ Rodriguez Joins Dr. Galati Tonight

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Galati will be joined by JJ Rodriguez, and Exercise Physiologist with Houston Methodist Hospital. JJ Rodriguez is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and serves Houston Methodist’s Weight Management and Bariatric  Programs. He has a BS in Applied Exercise Physiology pursing an MS in Performance Enhancement and maintains other certifications as Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Behavior Change Specialist. He has worked in clinical settings with athletes, cardiac rehabilitation, weight management and bariatric patients along with speaking at many corporate events on fitness and exercise.  JJ’s focus is now in weight loss and management by consulting patients in developing exercise programs while under dietary restrictions or pre and post bariatric surgery.  He develops these programs by assessing fitness standards, joint movement and body composition with the primary goal …


Physical Fitness and Wellness?

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Sadhu, a diabetes expert, will be joining Dr. Joe Galati. The central discussion will be exercise. A recent article by the American Heart Association states that physicians should be checking their patients level of fitness. More fit individuals are less likely to have complications of diabetes, heart disease, and experience lower death rates. This all sound pretty good! The original AHA article is posted here. Other exercise and wellness articles are posted below. Chair Exercise Video Exercise and Diabetes Exercise Tips for Diabetes


Michael Pollan Nextflix Series: Cooked

Tonight, Dr. Joe Galati discusses a recent Nexflix series he started watching, by food expert and cook, Michael Pollan. Pollan's website has information on the series, and more information is available here.