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Health Headlines Podcast Series

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Do you want to learn more about a health topic or tips to stay well? Join us for our Health Headlines Podcast Series, where you will hear from physicians, nurses and other health care experts at Capital Health


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Do you want to learn more about a health topic or tips to stay well? Join us for our Health Headlines Podcast Series, where you will hear from physicians, nurses and other health care experts at Capital Health




Colon Cancer and Colonoscopies

Dr. Mark Saxena from Capital Health Gastroenterology Specialists discusses the current guidelines for scheduling a colonoscopy, while Dr. Ashlee Godshalk Ruggles, colorectal surgeon from Capital Health Surgical Group, talks about the latest treatment options for someone who receives a cancer diagnosis.


The Changing Guidelines of High Blood Pressure

When is your blood pressure considered high? Learn about the most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and other organizations.


When to Use Virtual Primary Care as an Option Instead of Urgent Care

Dr. Michael Stabile discusses ailments that can be scheduled as a Virtual Primary Care visit instead of urgent care.


Lifestyle Strategies to Manage Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In this episode, we discuss risk factors, normal glucose metabolism, and changes in the body that can lead to pre-diabetes and diabetes, the relationship between food choices and blood glucose, and strategies for reducing your risk.


Gender Differences in Heart Attack Symptoms

Many women think the signs of a heart attack are unmistakable, but the fact is that they can be subtler in women and sometimes harder to recognize. Dr. Thanawala will discuss the most common heart attack symptoms, why women will sometimes experience different symptoms, and why it's important to call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing a heart attack.

How to Recognize a Heart Attack and the Importance of Calling 911

Dr. Lara Samson and Pamela Swiernik, BSN, RN, CCRN from our Chest Pain Center will discuss the importance of recognizing and responding to signs and symptoms of heart attack, why calling 911 instead of driving to an ER can make a big difference in your care, and what it means to be an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology.


Identifying a Concussion & How to Support Recovery

Dr. Emil Matarese discusses how to Identify a concussion & how to support recovery.


Endovascular Treatment of Stroke

Every year about 800,000 people have a stroke. Join endovascular neurologist, Dr. Pratit Patel, to learn what you need to know about the latest treatments and why getting fast treatment is so critical.


Your Aching Back – What Could Be Causing Your Back Pain and When is Surgery Really the Answer

Back pain is a significant source of frustration for many people. It’s a leading cause of disability and is one of the most common medical problems, affecting millions of Americans. What causes back pain and what are some of the most common sources of spine problems? Is it time for surgery, and if so what can I expect?


How to BE F.A.S.T. If Someone Is Having a Stroke

Dr. Daniel Landau discusses what a stroke is, how to recognize one as soon as possible and the quickest way to get treated.


COVID-19 Facts

Dr. Mark Whitman shares the important facts you need to know about COVID-19.


Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Screening Guidelines and Treatment Options

"What's the Cologuard?" "My doctor told me I needed a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer, but is that true?" As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, let's answer these questions and learn more about colon cancer. DR. ASHLEE GODSHALK RUGGLES, a board certified, fellowship trained colorectal surgeon from Capital Health Surgical Group, and DR. MARION-ANNA PROTANO, a board certified, fellowship trained gastroenterologist from Mercer Gastroenterology, will also cover...


An In-Home Program for Independent Seniors

David Dafilou, CIN explains the Capital Health Living program, the type of care provided, and the different services offered for independent seniors.


What to Expect During a Hospital Stay: Hotel vs. Hospital

Elizabeth Upham, MS, CPXP shares what to expect during your stay at a hospital.


Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancer

Too often gynecologic cancers (cancers in the female reproductive system) go undetected. Being proactive in your health and learning about gynecologic cancers may reduce your risk and identify ways to prevent cancer and to diagnose cancers in an early stage when more treatment options and higher survival rates are possible.Dr. Joyce Varughese, a board-certified, fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist at Capital Health Surgical Group, will offer information on what gynecologic cancers are, their symptoms, and how to lower your risk. She will focus on prevention strategies of the three most common gynecologic cancers: uterine, ovarian, and cervical. Learn about different screening options and how your family history may affect your cancer risk.


The Latest Multidisciplinary Approaches for Treating Brain Tumors

Dr. Navid Redjal discusses signs and symptoms of brain tumors, and the latest approaches toward prevention and treatment.


How to BE F.A.S.T If Someone is Having a Stroke

In this panel style discussion, Dr. Vernard Fennell and Dr. Hermman Schumacher share what a stroke is, what the acronym F.A.S.T stands for, treatment options available, and how to lower your risk factors.