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McLaren's In Good Health
7 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Geriatric Fractures and Bone Health
In today's discussion, Dr. Michael Milshteyn talks about orthopedic surgery, particularly in conjunction with geriatric fractures and overall geriatric bone health.
18 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Is Shoulder Replacement Right For You
Dr. Patrick Noud discusses shoulder replacement surgery.
19 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Understanding Urinary Incontinence
Dr. Andrew Agosta discusses urinary incontinence, its causes, and potential consequences if it is left untreated.
14 minutes | May 18, 2020
Dr. Aniel Majjhoo discusses understanding strokes.
8 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Dr. Bryan Shumaker discusses treating erectile dysfunction.
7 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Your Teen's First OB/GYN Visit
Dr. Kota discusses your teen's first OB/GYN visit.
12 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Major Cardiac Events
14 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Understanding Surgical Weight Loss
Michael Kia, DO, FACOS, FACS, discusses bariatric surgery, including which individuals are good candidates for the procedure, how the procedure works, and what recovery entails. In the episode, Dr. Kia answers the following questions:1) For most people, bariatric surgery becomes an option after years of failed attempts at weight loss. Can you tell us what may indicate that someone may be a candidate for bariatric surgery?2) Can you describe the process, from the first appointment to the surgery? Is there anything patients need to do prior to the surgery? What types of diagnostic (or other) testing is typically required?3) What are the various procedures? What is recovery like for these procedures?4) As a potential bariatric surgery patient, how can you determine which procedure may be right for you?5) What lifestyle changes need to be considered after bariatric surgery?6) What complications may arise, and what can patients do to minimize the likelihood of complications?7) Is it possible for patients to regain weight after the procedure? 8) What advice do you have for listeners who are considering bariatric surgery?
11 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Understanding Sports Medicine
Shivajee Nallamothu, DO discusses the field of sports medicine, including common injuries, ways to minimize risk of injury, treatment options, and tips for parents of student athletes who are heavily inovlved in sports programs. In the episode, Dr. Nallamothu addresses the following: 1) Given the popularity of professional sports in America, there’s increased awareness of the efforts athletes put forth to maintain maximal performance and reduce the impact of sports injuries. As a result, we often hear the term “sports medicine” as an overarching term. Can you define sports medicine for our listeners?2) You’ve been providing sports medicine care for years. In your experience, what type of patients do you typically treat? Student athletes? Adults?3) What type of injuries or conditions are most often treated through sports medicine? Is treatment always surgical, or are there non-surgical sports medicine options?4) Of course, the goal for athletes is to avoid injuries so they don’t need sports medicine. What advice do you have for athletes, or parents of athletes, to minimize the risk of injury? 5) Is there anything athletes should be doing on the off-season to help avoid injuries during the season? What about diversifying the types of sports the athlete participates in? Does this help reduce the likelihood of injuries?6) What advice can you share with parents of student athletes who are heavily involved in sports program?
8 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Importance of Lung Screening
Victor Gordon, MD, discusses why lung screenings are important, who represents a good candidate for screening, and what treatment options are considered should the screening detect something concerning.In the interview, Dr. Gordon answers the following:1) As a pulmonologist, you see a wide range of lung diseases and conditions. What are some of the conditions you see most often in your practice?2) One of the most frightening diagnoses for patients is cancer. Obviously, smoking is a key risk factor. Is a lung cancer diagnosis always a result of cigarette smoking, or could there be other causes for the disease?3) Thirty years ago, a diagnosis of lung cancer was often considered a death sentence. However, that’s not always the case any longer. Can you tell our listeners how evolving technology in detection and treatment of the disease has improved outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer?4) Lung screening in its current form may be new to some of our listeners. Can you describe the process?5) Who’s the best candidate for lung screening? Are there specific criteria or risk factors that make some individuals a more likely screening candidate?6) What about individuals who have already quit smoking, maybe for several years? Should they consider lung screening?7) If the screening is positive, what are the treatment options?
11 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Oncology: Genitourinary Cancer
Elisabeth Heath, MD, FACP, discusses genitourinary cancers, including which cancers are included under this umbrella, symptoms of the disease, risk factors, and advancements in treatment. In the episode, Dr. Heath covers the following questions:1) Your area of expertise is genitourinary cancer. What does that mean? Is your expertise specific to men or women, or do you treat all patients? 2) As an oncologist focusing in genitourinary cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer are probably among the most frequent types of cancer you treat. Is that true? 3) Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. What causes prostate cancer? Who’s most at risk for prostate cancer and what signs and symptoms should men be aware of? 4) According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 80,000 cases of bladder cancer diagnosed each year. What causes the disease and what are the symptoms? Are certain people more likely to be diagnosed with the disease? 5) Kidney cancer is less common than bladder cancer. Talk about the causes and symptoms of this disease, as well as the risk factors. 6) There have been many advancements in cancer treatment in recent years. Can you talk about these advancements, especially those treatments that are the most promising in the treatment of prostate cancer and bladder cancer? 7) What advice do you have for listeners who have a family history of these types of cancers?
9 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Living with Epilepsy
Nikesh Ardeshna, MD, discusses epilepsy, including causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. In the interview, Dr. Ardeshna covers these questions:1) What is epilepsy and what causes it?2) What are the signs and symptoms? 3) Who is most at risk for epilepsy? 4) Is there a cure? If not, what is the treatment? 5) Can people live normal, full lives with epilepsy?
9 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Breathe Easier: Understanding Asthma and COPD
Dr. Michael Basha discusses the differences between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who is most at risk, and typical signs and symptoms of each condition. He also shares some treatment options.In the interview, Dr. Basha answers the following: 1) Asthma and COPD are fairly common in our society. Can you describe these conditions and their causes? (What does COPD stand for?)2) What are the most common signs of asthma and COPD? Are the symptoms different, and do they typically present in people of different age groups?3) Regarding asthma, who’s most at risk, and what are some of the signs and symptoms of the condition?4) What causes an asthma attack? Can these attacks be stopped once they’re in progress?5) Compared to asthma, does COPD trigger similar “attacks”?6) What are the most effective treatments for asthma and COPD?7) What advice can you share for our listeners who are living with asthma or COPD?
14 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Advanced Alternative to Open Heart Surgery
Timothy Logan, DO, discusses the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.In the episode, Dr. Logan answers the following: 1) What is TAVR? Can you describe the procedure?2) Is this a common procedure? Do all hospitals offer this procedure?3) Which patients may benefit from this procedure?4) Can you describe the recovery process after TAVR? When can patients return to normal activity?5) As Macomb County’s first comprehensive cardiovascular program, what other advanced procedures does McLaren Macomb offer?
9 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Women and Heart Disease
Amy O'Neil, DO, discusses who is most at risk for heart disease, signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and how these symptoms might differ in women and men. She also shares some of the advancements in cardiac care.In the interview, Dr. O'Neil answers the following:1) Heart disease has a major impact on our country, and in most communities it’s still the number one killer of adults. Who’s at greatest risk for heart disease?2) What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?3) Are those symptoms different in women?4) The American Heart Association says heart disease may be preventable. Can you talk about the impact of heredity and lifestyle as they relate to heart disease?5) Compared to 20 years ago, there are many new treatments and procedures to improve quality of life--or save the life--of someone living with heart disease. Can you talk about a few of the advancements in cardiology care?
6 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Alex Steinbock, DO, discusses the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, as well as who is most at risk and what treatment options are available. He also shares what daily life is like for people living with MS.In the interview, Dr. Steinbock answers the following: 1) What is multiple sclerosis and what causes it?2) What are the signs and symptoms? 3) Who is most at risk for MS? 4) Is there a cure? If not, what is the treatment?5) Can people live normal, full lives with MS?
9 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
Advancements in Joint Replacement
Michael Wagner, DO, discusses breakthrough advancements in joint replacement surgery, including robotics-assisted surgery.In the interview, Dr. Wagner answers the following:1. What are the main reasons patients consider joint replacement? What are they typically experiencing in their daily lives, prior to the procedure?2. Are patients typically of a certain age, or are you seeing younger patients in need of joint replacement?3. There are various procedures used for joint replacement. You seem to be an advocate for robotics-assisted joint replacement procedures. “Robotics-assisted surgery” may be a new term for some of our listeners. What does that mean?4. What advantages have you seen with this added technology?5. With robotics-assisted joint replacement, what’s the recovery like? How does it compare to traditional joint replacement?6.When you think about the future of joint replacement surgery, do you envision more patients opting for procedures with enhanced technology?
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