Volume 5 Number 11 November 2009

Welcome to the Your Health First newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership.

Caring for the Caregivers: Jeffifer Pate, M.D.
Almost everyone is a caregiver to someone. With care giving comes a variety of rewards and inevitable stress. Compassion Fatigue is a consequence of expending energy day in and day out caring for others and affects every aspect of a person’s life including their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. . Those most at risk for Compassion Fatigue include physicians or veterinarians, nurses, mental health professionals, clergy, attorneys, judges, military personnel, volunteers, first... [More Info]
Update from the Liver Meetings 2009
The 2009 annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease was last week in Boston. At this meeting, liver physicians and researchers from around the world converge to share the lastest information on liver disease, liver transplantation, and new drug development. This meeting is the largest of its kind, anywhere in the world. Listed below are some of the more interesting findings presented at the meeting. A full review of articles can be found here. New... [More Info]
Oatmeal 101 with Chuck Garcia
The perfect breakfast. Chuck Garcia, regular contributer to Your Health First, and lifelong pal of Dr. Joe Galati, shares his secret oatmeal recipe with Your Health First listeners.. Chuck's Perfect Oatmeal: 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup Stell Cut Oats 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 scoop protein powder 1 tbsp wheat germ 2 tbsp flax seed fruit (preferably fresh, as much as you want). I am partial to berries and bananas but any will do. If apples, add cinnamon or nutmeg. Bring water and coconut oil to a... [More Info]
New Therapy for H1N1 Flu Complications
The week, Dr. Harish Seethamraju and Dr. Matthias Loebe, will be joining Dr. Galati to discuss new therapies to treat the most serious cases of H1N1 Swine Flu epidemic we are all now facing. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, also known as ECMO, is a procedure that attempts to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood in these critical patients when the lungs are unable to do so, due to the extreme degree of damage and inflammation. Dr. Seethamraju is the Medical Director of... [More Info]
October: Talk About Prescriptions Month
October is Talk About Prescription Month across America. Our theme this year, Communication is Key! reflects the fact that better medicine communication between consumers and their healthcare providers can lead to safe and appropriate medicine use – and better health. Implicit in this year's theme is that high-quality communication about medicines – at every teachable moment – must occur to better ensure that consumers derive maximum benefit (and minimum risk) from their prescription and... [More Info]
Pieter Cohen, M.D.: Contaminated Supplements
Dr. Pieter Cohen this month wrote an article on contaminated supplements that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, outlining the concers many healthcare professionals have regarding the use of over the counter supplements. He will be a guest with Dr. Joe Galati this week on Your Health First. In one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, one portly police sergeant has more to worry about than crime. His doctor had been encouraging him for years to lose weight,... [More Info]
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]
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]
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]

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