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Outdoor Safety

The Santa Clarita Valley is home to a variety of snakes. How can you avoid being bitten and what should you do if you are bitten. Can mosquito or tick bites be harmful? What's the best way to protect yourself? Dr. Bud Lawrence discusses outdoor safety, how to avoid ticks, mosquitoes, and snakes, and what to do if you are bitten.


Signs of Suicide and Preventive Steps You Can Take

There have been a few recent high-profile suicides and as a result, it has brought mental health concerns to the forefront of discussions. There is still much more to discuss and much more work to do to help the people in need. Dr. Arjun Reyes talks about suicide warning signs and what you can do if you suspect someone may be in danger of harming themselves.


Marijuana is Now Legal: But is it Safe?

Marijuana is now legal in the state of California, but is it safe? Darrin Privett, MD, helps listeners learn about the risks and dangers of marijuana so you can make informed decisions regarding the use of marijuana.


Are Your Children Carrying Heavy Backpacks? Tips for Injury Prevention as They Head Back to School

School will be starting soon, and kids will be going to and from school with heavy backpacks. Chronic neck and back pain are becoming more common in children. Myra Stewart, physical therapist in the outpatient physical therapy clinic at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, shares her best advice on how to help our children prevent injuries as they get ready to join sports teams and bike or skate board to school with those heavy backpacks.


Encore Episode: Preventing Skin Cancer

According to The American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades. The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, or catch it early so that it can be treated effectively. In this segment, Dr. Emily Newsom, board certified dermatologist,...


Should You be Taking Nutritional Supplements?

Are you currently taking nutritional supplements? How should you decide what to take and what are their potential benefits? Even though you may eat healthily, you may not be receiving the appropriate amount of essential nutrients to fuel your body. Nutritional supplements may be a great way to give your body the nutrients it may be lacking. Maria McIntosh, RD, discusses the questions you should ask when choosing the right nutritional supplement to help boost your health and energy.


The Latest Advancements in Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

No women wants to hear a diagnosis of breast cancer. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed, at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center, you'll find expertise, and top-level, individualized care that you need to ensure your brightest future. Dortha Chu, MD, discusses the latest advancements in treatment options for breast cancer available at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.


Health Benefits of Growing a Garden at Home

Having a garden right in your yard not only gives you fresh, healthy options to eat, but the time you spend outside in your garden gives you many health benefits as well. Elizabeth Tarabour, RDN, shares how easy it is to grow herbs inside your house, the many benefits of cooking with them, as well as easy items to plant outside that can give you fresh veggies for the whole season.


Kids and Social Media: Should You be Concerned?

Today's children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. Dr. Arjun Reyes, discusses kids and social media influences, cyber bullying, how to monitor online your children's online activities, and so much more.


Advanced Healthcare Directives and POLST

An emergency or health crisis can happen at any moment, which is why having an updated living will is important for anyone at any age. May Ronci, BSN, RN, CHPN discusses advanced care directives, POLST, a living trust and why having these sorted out is crucial for you and your loved ones.


Electrophysiology: Part of Your Heart Care Team

Electrophysiology is one of the best tools for diagnosing and treating heart arrhythmias and Henry Mayo now has the ability to provide this critical heart care tool. Shervin Sadrpour, MD, joins the show to discuss the important role of an Electrophysiologist as a part of your heart care team.


Reduce Your Stress: Love Your Heart

Many of us feel stress from time to time, but how do you know if the stress you feel is taking a toll on your psychological and or your physiological self? Can it actually contribute to heart disease? Dorinda Perez, BSN, RN, discusses the negative physical consequences of stress, particularly on heart health, and what steps a person can take to reduce stress in her or her life.


Workplace Ergonomics for a Healthier Workspace

At Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, to improve recovery and prevent future injuries, we have staff trained in ergonomics and job station modification. By visiting the individual’s worksite, we can assess and recommend changes to avoid or minimize future injuries. We can also provide onsite training and education for the prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries. In this podcast, Julie Barker, P.T., CEAS, discusses ergonomics and the ways to improve your work spaces and environments to minimize...


Henry Mayo New Tower Construction Update

After serving the community for over four decades, Henry Mayo has seen the Santa Clarita Valley experience tremendous growth and an aging population. As a result, the need for expanded healthcare services has dramatically increased. To grow with the community, the hospital has embarked on a major long term planning project which includes the construction of a new inpatient Patient Tower that will add up to 142 new beds, new medical office buildings designed to support hospital programs and...


The Amazing Benefits of Breast Feeding

Not only is breastfeeding a positive and rewarding experience, studies also show that breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your growing baby. Mary Beth Sweet, BS, IBCLC, Lactation Program Coordinator at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, discusses the virtues of breastfeeding and Henry Mayo's lactation services. She also answers questions about the milk depot that accepts breast milk donations.


Important Information to Help You Understanding Medical Billing

Are you ever confused by a medical bill? Do you know the difference between co-insurance and a copay? Kamala Hagen, manager of business services at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, the department that manages all patient billing for the hospital, is here to talk you through medical billing and its sometimes very confusing terminology.


Preventing the Spread of a Cold and the Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season. Joining the show to discuss the difference between a cold and the flu, when it is appropriate to access emergency care versus urgent care, and what you can do to help prevent the spread of a cold and the flu is Adam Leicher, MD. He is an Experienced Emergency Medicine Physician with a demonstrated...


Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

Getting kids to eat healthy is not always easy. However, that doesn't mean it is impossible. There are some tried and true tips to getting your kids to try new foods and even to help change how they view healthy eating. Here to help you direct your children away from unhealthy snacks and junk food, and toward alternatives that both taste good and are good for them is Maria McIntosh. She is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nurse Manager at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.


Setting Realistic Fitness Goals for the New Year

Have you resolved to lose weight or exercise more in the new year? In this podcast Adnan Hyder, Fitness Director, Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, will help you learn how to set achievable goals, develop and stick to an exercise plan that works for you.


Warning Signs of Teen Drug Use

What steps should you take to prevent your teen from using drugs? What warning signs should you look for that might indicate your teen is using drugs? In this segment Cary Quashen, executive director of Behavioral Health at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, joins the show to encourage parents and teens to gain knowledge, engage with resources, learn the laws and most importantly have an open and honest conversation about the dangers of drug use and addiction.