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Recent Guests and Podcasts
 
Jack LaLanne Joins Your Health First this Week
This week on Your Health First, Jack LaLanne will be joining Dr. Galati. The is no other person on earth that has had such a huge impact on health, wellness, exercise, and fitness as Jack LaLanne over the past century. When you think of exercise and fitness, Jack LaLanne comes to mind. Fifty years ago, Jack was preaching the merits of exercise, good nutrition, and a healthly lifestyle. Those very words are true today. If you listed to his comments back then, they are appropriate for the... [More Info]
 
A New Way to Address Obesity in America
Measuring Your Waist at Work: Do We Need to Follow Japans Lead? Chuck Garcia: New York Health Enthusiast Chuck Garcia, regular contributer and long-time chum of Dr. Galati, will join him this week to discuss a throught provoking article recently published in the New York Times on how far an employer can go when it comes to health? Japan is measuring the waists (read the full article) of their population, and if they are too large, they are referred them for mandatory for weigh management... [More Info]
 
Macular Degeneration
Rama D. Jager, M.D. University Retina and Macula Associates Oak Forest, IL With wet AMD, loss of central vision can occur quickly. Wet AMD is also known as advanced AMThis week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jager was the lead author of an article entitled Age Related Marcular Degeneration, an excellent review of this most important topic. Macular degeneration occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow under the macula. These new blood vessels tend... [More Info]
 
Dr. Joseph Rogers Discusses Tim Russert's Heart-What Went Wrong?
What Happened to Tim Russerts Heart? Dr. Joseph Rogers, a cardiologist at Duke University, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support program, will discuss the recent and unexpected death of NBCs Tim Russert. According to news reports, Mr. Russert was being treated for asymptomatic cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and mild obesity. He suddenly collapsed in his office Friday, and despite efforts to perform CPR and use an automatic external... [More Info]
 
Dr. Howard Monsour-Liver Specialist
Dr. Howard Monsour is a liver specialist who will join Dr. Galati on June 1st, and discuss numerous aspects related to liver disease and liver function. Drs. Monsour and Galati have been working together for many years, entering their 20th year of collaboration. They firt met at University of Nebraska Medical Center in early 1989, and have been working together ever since. Dr. Monsour relocated from Omaha to Houston in 1992, and started the hepatology program at University of Texas Medical... [More Info]
 
National Health Observances: May 2008
May 1 - 31 American Stroke Month American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 (800) 242-8721 inquires@heart.org www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3026377 Materials available Contact: Program departments or local chapters 1 - 31 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 1233... [More Info]
 
Vaccines and Autism Revisited
Paul Offit, M.D. Chief: Section of Infectious Disease Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Paul Offit, Chief Section of Infectious Disease at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, will join Dr. Galati this week and discuss his recent New England Journal of Medicine article discussing the ongoing questions surrounding vaccines and autism. On April 11, 2008, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee took an unusual step: in the name of transparency, trust, and collaboration, it asked members... [More Info]
 
Grandma Galati Talks Food-Again
Celebrating Mothers Day, Dr Galatis mother, Agnes, will be a guest on the program this week. It has long been her opinion that it is the parents responsibility to keep your children healthy, including the important task of feeding them well. Feeding your family well does not refer to the amount of food, but rather the quality of food they eat. Home cooking is something of a lost art in this disjointed, overactive society that we live in. We have created an environment that creates obesity,... [More Info]
 
Diabetes A through Z: Interview with Diabetes America (part 2)
Diabetes: Everything You Need to Know Diabetes America Wendy Hawkins, M.D. David Erani, M.D. Elizabeth Bello, R.D. The professional staff from Diabetes America will be joining Dr. Galati for an extensive discussion of diabetes, including risk factors for developing diabetes, treatment options, preventative steps to take, and nutritional intervention.
 
Diabetes A through Z: Interview with Diabetes America (part 1)
Diabetes: Everything You Need to Know Diabetes America Wendy Hawkins, M.D. David Erani, M.D. Elizabeth Bello, R.D. The professional staff from Diabetes America will be joining Dr. Galati for an extensive discussion of diabetes, including risk factors for developing diabetes, treatment options, preventative steps to take, and nutritional intervention. DiabetesAmerica health centers are the first ever facilities built expressly to fulfill the unique needs of diabetes patients,... [More Info]

Releases for 3-Jun-08 to 3-Jul-08
 
Christopher Kennedy Lawford to Join Dr. Galati Sunday July 13, 2008
On Sunday July 13, 2008, Chrostopher Kennedy Lawford will join Dr. Galati on Your Health First to discuss his bout with hepatitis C and... [More Info]

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