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Articles for 5-Aug-09 to 4-Oct-09

Heart Rate Monitors: Update
I am a huge fan of heart rate monitors. As I explain to patients, these devices keep you honest when you exercise. You get immediate feedback regarding your heart rate, which is a reflection of how hard you are working. Exercising at the proper rate leads to more efficient exercise and metabolic benefit. Aerobic exercise, also known as cardio or endurance activity, is the cornerstone of most fitness training programs. Aerobic exercise causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which... [More Info]

Otis Brawley, M.D. American Cancer Society
Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss the effect of gender on your cancer risk. Besides breast and prostate cancer, it is generally thought that other cancers effect men and women equally. This is not true. Bladder cancer is found in more men, and colon cancer occurs in women slightly less to to differences in colon length in women. Cancer of the esophagus is found almost three times more often in men, compared to... [More Info]

Resveratrol: Supper Supplement? Interview with Dr. Maroon
This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joseph Maroon will be joining Dr. Joe Galati to discuss a dietary supplement that has wide ranging positive effects on health: resveratrol. Dr. Maroon is Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of Pittsburg, as well as team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburg Steelers. Dr. Maroon has authored the book The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for Longer and Healthier Life. Resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that... [More Info]

America on the Move Week: Adding 2000 Steps per Day
America On the Move Week with the YMCA is a nationwide event to inspire individuals and families to incorporate healthy activities into their daily routines. In partnership with the America on the Move Foundation, YMCA’s across the country will provide a variety of opportunities for those in their communities to engage in activities that individuals and families how small changes where you live, work, learn and play can lead to big success. America On the Move Week with the YMCA is part of... [More Info]

Dr. Galati and a Popuri of Health Topics: September 6, 2009
Every so often, there are a handful of health topics to discuss with the listeners of Your Health First. These are random topics that are simply interesting to share and discuss with everyone. We are sure that there is a topic listed below for everyone. Feel free to share these links and topics with your firends and family. Whole Grain Month is celebrated in September. The Whole Grains Council helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps manufacturers... [More Info]

Aaron E. Carroll, M.D. : Understanding Healthcare Reform Myths
Dr. Aaron Carroll will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss a recent survey he authored regarding various myths American believe regarding the healthcare reform debate. Do Americans believe controversial assertions about health care reform including death panels, threats to Medicare, abortions, illegal immigrants, and other claims which the White House have labeled as untrue myths? Findings from a new national survey of Americans by researchers from Indiana University... [More Info]

Herbert L. DuPont, M.D.: H1N1 Flu Update
This week, Dr. DuPont will join Dr. Galati to provide an up to the minute update on H1N1 (swine) flu. With the start of the flu season only a few weeks away, we need to clarify all of the information-and misinformation-regarding both seasonal flu and H1N1. Dr. DuPont, as an infectious disease physician, is an expert on this topic. Dr. DuPont’s major research goals are to define the epidemiology, immunology, genetic resistance, clinical features, control, prevention and therapy of enteric... [More Info]

The End of Overeating: David Kessler, M.D.
Obesity is the central driving factor is excessive healthcare costs, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The cost for caring for the complication of obesity are in the billions of dollars every year. This week, Dr. David Kessler will join Dr. Galati to discuss the obesity problem as well as his new book on the subject. David A. Kessler, MD, served as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is a pediatrician and has... [More Info]