Posts Tagged Radio

Got Fibroids? Avoid the Big H!

If you are a woman with fibroid tumors, pay attention! There may be an option your GYN isn’t telling you about — and it may save you from surgery…. …. this according to Dr. Frank Vogel, the interventional radiologist I interviewed yesterday for my radio show. Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus and many […]

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Alzheimer’s, A Conversation

This morning on my radio show, we aired my interview with Dr. Sharon Brangman, geriatrician and expert in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. As the daughter of a mother who is in the advanced stages of this horrible disease, I was moved to tears by the conversation. It was an opportunity to learn more about […]

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Breast Reconstruction: the Right to Choose?

The May issue of Cancer cites a study that showed the vast majority of breast cancer surgeons do not offer reconstruction surgery to women who must have a mastectomy. I learned this during an interview this morning with Dr. Kara Kort for my radio show. (It will air May 2.) The study also said the […]

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Stents, Angioplasty and the Almighty Dollar

The COURAGE study has caused a flutter. A perfect example of my continual assertion: American Healthcare is not about health or care: it’s about sickness and money. Yesterday, for my radio show, I interviewed Dr. Robert Carhart, a cardiologist from University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. During the show we like to go behind the medical […]

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When is News Not News?

So when is news not news? When it’s invented for the sake of sales and marketing, that’s when. My friend and co-advocate, Helen Haskell in South Carolina, forwarded a link to an article in the Columbia Journalism Review by Trudy Lieberman about what those in the marketing biz call VNRs — Video News Releases. Excellent […]

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