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Dr. Rashid Khan Joins Dr. Joe Galati Tonight

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Rashid Khan, a Liver Specialist, will be joining Dr. Galati to discuss a wide range of topics related to liver disease and wellness. Read here for more information on Dr. Rashid Khan. Listen to the interviews here.

Dabbing: The Latest Concern Regarding Marijuana

There is a new way to manipulate the marajuana plant. Making use a various chemicals, the process known as DABBING is becoming a new problems for those that are concerned about its use. A recent article in the journal Pediatrics summerizes the issues. Dr. Galati on the radio tonight reviews the article.  

Chuck Garcia Discusses Pediatric Obesity Report

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati is joined by regular contributor and long-time friend, Chuck Garcia, from Climb Leadership. Together, they will discuss the finding from a recent article, published in the medical journal Pediatrics, discussiong childhood obesity. The article can be reviewed here. The summary of the article is listed below: Buy fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, high-calorie snacks and sweets. • If you want to have these foods for a special celebration, buy them shortly before the event, and remove them immediately afterward. • Healthy foods and beverages (water, fruits, vegetables and other low-calorie snacks) should be readily available and in plain sight on the kitchen table or counter, or in the front of the shelf in the refrigerator. • High-calorie foods should be less visible – wrapped in foil rather than clear wrap, and placed in …

Flour Tortillas: The Carbohydrate and Calorie Dangers

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati discusses the perils of eating too many flour tortillas. Loaded with calories and carbohydrates, they are espicially problematic for those that consume 6-10 of these each day. These excess calories and carbohydrates increase the risk of obesity and diabetes. Read below for nutritional information on flour tortillas. Calories in Flour Tortillas Carbohydrate Count in Flour Tortillas American Heart Association Eating Tips Obesity in Hispanic Populations

CPR Awareness Week

June 1-7 is CPR Awareness Week. Learn more from these American Heart Association websites. The videos the AHA produced are very funny. Hands Only CPR Video Videos and Demos Find a CPR Class Near You Dr. Galati's Last Years Program on CPR and the Bee Gees "Stayin Alive"

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month

A very important discussion Dr. Joe Galati has tonight on Your Health First. Tune in at 7:00 p.m. CST to hear more. Here are important links to share. National Distracted Driver Awareness Month-Home Page Driver Challenge Tool: Habit Worth Breaking Hands Free Myth Cell Phone Crash Data Great Multitasking Lie Avoid the Dash in the Dashboard

Organ Donor Awareness Month

April is Organ Donor Awareness Month. Those of us at Your Health First are gratefull to the support we receive from LifeGift, and we are always stressing the need to increase organ donation awareness. Tonight with Dr. Galati, Laura Davis, Communications Director, will be on Your Health First. Below are links of interest to read and share. LifeGift Home Page Donation FAQ Donation Facts and Resistration  

Kidney Awareness Month

March is Kidney Awareness Month. Below are links that you can share with those closest to you. For African Americans, while they have a high incidence of kidney disease, related to diabetes and high blood pressure, they are unaware of the risk factors for kidney disease. National Kidney Foundation African Americans and Kidney Disease Why African Americans are at Higher Risk for Kidney Disease? Understanding the Kidney 101  

Colon Cancer Awareness: Dr. Dang Nguyen Joins Dr. Galati

Dr. Dang Nguyen, a Gastroenterologist with Digestive Associates of Houston, joins Dr. Joe Galati tonight to discuss colon cancer, and colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer in America. Screening for colon cancer starts at 50 years old for non-African American patients, and at 45 years of age for African Americans. If you have a family history of colon cancer, screening needs to start earlier. Below are links on colonoscopy and colon cancer. Colonoscopy-follow directions for the bowel prep Colon Polyps American Cancer Society-Colon Cancer Stats What is Colon Cancer?