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OBESITY: This Weeks Discussion with Dr. Joe Galati

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati will be discussing obesity. A common topic that is discussed, Dr. Galati will have several guests on this evening covering several aspects of this public health epidemic. Dr. Rashid Khan, a liver specialist with Liver Specialists of Texas will discuss fatty liver disease. Commonly seen in patients that are obese and who have diabetes, fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis and serious health consequences. Fatty Liver Disease Links: Liver Specialists of Texas Fatty Liver Video Dr. Rashid Khan: Fatty Liver Blog Fatty Liver Information for Patients Get an Evaluation of Fatty Liver by Dr. Rashid Khan   Celeste Varieur, R.N. is Dr. Galati's sister, and she has been involved in health and wellness for the past 20 years. Celeste will discuss tips for feeding families, and recommendations for improved nutrition for …


Medical Journals this Week in Review with Dr. Joe Galati

From time to time, Dr. Galati reviews medical journal articles that have consumer value to them. This week, he discussed four articles, posted below.   When Patients Call Their Surgeons Office: An Opportunity to Improve the Quality of Surgical Care and Prevent Readmission Excess Weight And Life Expectancy After Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Obesity Paradox Reexamined Dementia Over Thirty Years of the Framingham Heart Study US Poison Control Center Calls for Infants 6 Months of Age and Younger


National Alcohol and Drug Fact Week

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati will be discussing National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week. Later this month, the week of January 25-31 is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week. This is an excellent site to share with your teens, and for adults to better understand the current situations related to alcohol and drug abuse. Here are some selected links to look over and share. Cocaine Facts Marijuana Facts Brain and Addiction Drug IQ Challenge Drug Facts


Survey: Alcoholis and Liver Transplants?

Please take a moment to take this survey. We are looking to get a better sense of the public's opinion of how to manage patients with alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease, and the availability of liver transplants. The pool takes about 2 minutes of your time. We appreciate your participation. Take the poll here.  


Life at 91: Lessons on Longevity from my Father

In November, my father turned 91. Many ask him what his key to longevity is? He will be on the program tonight with me outlining his ideas on this. Generally speaking, my father never did anything in excess. He quit smoking over 50 years ago, never became intoxicated from alcohol (but has enjoyed a Jonny Walker Black on the rocks occasionally), ate in moderation, remained active, and has had an excellent marriage for the past 62 years. Regarding food, a common topic we discuss on Your Health First, he and my mom still prepare fresh food daily, chopping vegetables, and taking the time to prepare and cook their meals. I have always felt this is a lost art. People, both young and old, are simply too lazy to cook. The result of this laziness is clearly evident: GLOBAL OBESITY. Tune …


Town Hall Meeting: The Wake up Call

Remember to save the date for the Town Hall Meeting Dr. Galati and the Your Health First Team is sponsoring. The "Wake Up Call" will discuss a wide range of health and wellness topics, including obesity, diabetes, cancer prevention and screeing, alcohol abuse and addiction, exercise, cooking, and how to get you back on track from a health standpoint. Call our radio program line at 888-GET-YHF-1 or e-mail Rachel Silver at rachel@texasliver.com and request your e-ticket. Tell a friend!


Your Health First Town Hall Meeting: Your Wake-Up Call to Health and Wellness

Dr. Galati and the Your Health First team has announced their first TOWN HALL MEETING, scheduled for November 5th, 2015, to be held at the Houston Health Museum. It will start at 6:00 p.m. with registration and light food. The evening will be MC'd by Houston's own Marc Sherman, from iHeart Radio, and a familiar voice for years on SUNNY 99.1. Dr. Galati will be joined by Chuck Garcia, CEO of Climb Leadership Consulting. Chuck is an internationally known speaker, and expert in nutrition, obesity, exercise, and self motivation. Also joing Dr. Galati is George Joseph, Founder and former CEO of The Right Step, one of the nations most successful alcohol and addiction recovery centers. Together, they will discuss a wide range of health and wellness topics, including teen alcohol and drug use, obesity, nutrition, exercise, liver disease awareness, cancer …


Listeria: What You Need to Know

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati has an expert on the subject of Listeria. Dr. Amesh Adalja, from University of Pittsburgh, will discuss various aspects of Listeria infection, and what you need to do to prevent the infection. Listeria is the name of a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk and foods made from raw milk. It can also live in food processing plants and contaminate a variety of processed meats.  Listeria is unlike many other germs because it can grow even in the cold temperature of the refrigerator. Listeria is killed by cooking and pasteurization. Listeriosis, an infection caused by Listeria, can pose major risks for certain populations. Namely, pregnant women, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems are at greater risk. Pregnant Women …


Dr. James "Red" Duke Remembered: A Tribute to a Texas Legend

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati, joined by Dr. Howard Monsour, talk about the life of Dr. Red Duke. Meeting Dr. Duke in 1992, Dr. Monsour reflects on his experiences with Dr. Duke, and discusses the many facets of him that may have not been known to many. During the 4th segment of this weeks program, Dr. Galati shares an interview with Dr. Duke from 2005. For more information about Dr. Red Duke, and to learn more, click these links below. Dr. Red Duke Health Reports Tribute to Dr. "Red" Duke 1989: Dr. "Red" Duke Discussed Trauma Final TV Interview: Dr. "Red" Duke   James "Red" Duke, M.D. : A Tribute with Dr. Joe Galati and Your Health First-Part 1 by Your Health First Radio on Mixcloud       James "Red" Duke, M.D. : A Tribute …