38 minutes | Dec 21, 2016
Ask MomRN Show Season 9 Episode 10
Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family. It’s during this time of year that many of us are concerned about growing waistlines, but what about our gum lines? What impact do the rich foods, cheeses, extra sweets, alcoholic beverages and other indulgences that we partake in at holiday parties and gatherings have on our mouths and teeth? Celebrity dentist, Dr. Lee Gause, joins us to discuss what steps we can take to help ensure our mouths remain healthy and fresh despite all of the decadent food and drinks we tend to consume during the holiday season. Many Americans take pills every day to manage disease and improve their health. For the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation or a-fib, blood thinners that help prevent stroke-causing blood clots can make minor injuries life threatening. So for patients like today’s guest who are avid travelers, the risk of being hours from medical attention can be dangerous. Joining us is Academy Award nominated documentary film maker, Jim Burroughs, and his cardiologist Dr. Shephal Doshi of Providence Saint John’s Health Center to talk about how medical advancements are providing ways to help afib patients stay active. Recent data from the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is shedding new light on a survivor’s most nagging fear – will my cancer come back? Dr. Tara Sanft from the Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic is here to share study findings that redefine the five-year survival milestone. Time is running out when it comes to getting your holiday shopping done! Whether you’ve waited until the last minute or don’t know what to get the gamer who has everything, Tech Expert Andrea Smith is here with THE last-minute holiday gift guide. She has tips to scoring the hottest gaming gadgets and a few cool points for mom and dad!
29 minutes | Dec 14, 2016
Ask MomRN Show Season 9 Episode 9
Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family. From setting the table to entertaining guests, Lifestyle Expert Elizabeth Mayhew will share how to deck your halls in luxury but on a paper budget. She’ll share simple, yet unique paper and packaging ideas that will elevate your next gathering without breaking the bank. Experts at the forefront of cancer research are exploring ways to work directly with patients’ immune systems to fight cancers such as Hodgkin Lymphoma, which affects 190,000 people in the U.S. Joining us fresh off the heels of the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's premier event in hematology, is Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Jonathon Cohen, to talk about immuno-oncology and other breakthrough research for people with Hodgkin Lymphoma. The holidays are fun but with all the family celebrations, parties and travel, it can be stressful. Especially if you have a chronic condition like Crohn’s disease or Colitis. Here to offer some ideas on how to handle the holidays, and how technology can play a role managing this disease, is gastroenterologist Dr. Kara de Felice, from Louisiana State University Health. The Holiday season is in full swing. But, have you ever wondered what this time of year means for your pets? The hustle and the bustle could lead to a lot of anxiety. Noted pet radio host Steve Dale joins us with ideas on how we can minimize stress for our pets and maximize their safety.
30 minutes | Dec 7, 2016
Ask MomRN Show Season 9 Episode 8
Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family. This week we are discussing ways to stay healthy this holiday season, gift ideas for everyone on your list, and important information about two serious health conditions. The holidays can take their toll on even the healthiest person. From busy schedules to bad weather, there’s a lot that can bring us down this season. But with a few steps, it is easy to stay ahead of the challenges to come. Terra Wellington, Editor-in-Chief of SimpleMomsGuide.com, returns to the Ask MomRN Show to share some simple steps to prevent the holiday humbugs. Gift giving creates a unique bond between people when done right. But, let's face it, it’s getting harder and harder to find amazing gifts for the people on your list. Our next guest, Dana Holmes, has the secret that some people are calling the “Netflix of gifting”. And it just might bring some magic back to gift-giving so you can have more time to enjoy the magic of the holidays yourself. Lung cancer is the number 1 cancer killer in the world but did you know that it’s not just a smoker’s disease? In fact, environmental factors like air pollution and exposure to carcinogens can also cause this disease. Early detection is key! Here to talk about a new development that is helping doctors use less invasive methods for detecting the disease is lung cancer survivor Bonnie Addario, Founder of the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Gaucher Disease is an inherited, rare, serious and oftentimes difficult-to-diagnose disorder that impacts approximately 10,000 people worldwide. Dr. Can Ficicioglu, MD, PhD, Director of the Newborn Metabolic Screening and Lysosomal Storage Disease Programs at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia joins us to discuss this rare disease.
29 minutes | Nov 30, 2016
Ask MomRN Show Season 9 Episode 7
Germs are everywhere and many are easily spread. That’s why it’s important to mind your manners, especially when you are under the weather. According to a recent survey, many working Americans show up for work even when they’re sick, proving that we have some work to do when it comes to sick etiquette, which helps keep ourselves and others healthier. Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman joins us to share a little sick etiquette advice. During the holiday season, many of us will indulge in rich foods with our families and friends. But for the estimated one in five Americans who experience chronic heartburn, this can also mean a nagging cough, loss of voice and even difficulty sleeping. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to hear from our guest before reaching for that over-the-counter medicine to go back for seconds on your holiday dinner. Joining us today is leading gastroenterologist, Dr. Anthony Starpoli, with tips to help ease your heartburn this holiday season and how to know when that heartburn could be a sign of something more serious. Compassion, honesty and generosity – How soon should parents start helping their kids develop these traits? In a recent survey, parents overwhelming agreed that good character traits were important. Yet, nearly half said preschool is too young for children to start learning critical social-emotional skills, like getting along with others and compassion. Why? Dr. Laura Jana is a board-certified pediatrician and proud mother of three. She’s also an award-winning parenting and children’s books author. She joins us to debunk some misconceptions about what our kids can learn and when. Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
Ask MomRN Show Season 9 Episode 6
Actor Greg Grunberg and TV Host Leeza Gibbons join us on this week's show! Greg Grunberg, who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Heroes Reborn in late 2015, and Star Trek Beyond in 2016, is best known for his role as Matt Parkman, the mind-reading police officer on the television series Heroes. In real life, Grunberg is a hero and advocate of a different kind — serving as an advocate for people with epilepsy all over the country, including his oldest son, Jake, who was diagnosed at seven years old. Greg will share his experience as a dad and caregiver for his son and how they manage his epilepsy, and tell us about a new awareness campaign called #MyEpilepsyHero for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Caring for a loved one can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult and overwhelming. Many caregivers deal with guilt and worry about the amount of time they spend with a parent or family member. TV Host Leeza Gibbons is a longtime advocate for caregivers and joins us for National Caregivers Month. She will discuss improvements in senior care, share caregiving tips and offer her personal experience caring for her father. Women make approximately 80 percent of the health care decisions in their families and take the lead role in choosing health plans. So much of the burden rests on women to make health care decisions for themselves and their families this open enrollment, which is why we are talking to our next guest. She is one of the top wealth experts in the country and host of the popular radio show Renegade Millionaire, Winnie Sun. She has the results of an informative new study about working moms’ healthcare choices. Tamara Walker, RN, aka MomRN, and her expert guests share practical advice, information and support for raising a happy, healthy family.