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Patient Story: Holly Schroeder

In this powerful patient testimonial, Holly Schroeder is joined by her surgeon Bjorn Lobo, MD to discuss her devastating diagnosis of a brain tumor, the research she did for her best outcome, and why she chose Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for her tumor removal and treatment.


The New Apple Watch and Other Monitoring Devices - Should I Get One

David Joseph Cho, MD discusses the new Apple Watch Series Four. It contains an electric heart sensor. He answers the questions we all might have: Can it really help to detect heart disease at an early stage as it monitors your heart's rhythm and electrical activity? Is it worth the money and might it produce false positive results in people with low risk for heart disease, that would then cause unnecessary tests and increased anxiety?


Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Dr. Lisa Kransdorf shares why quality sleep is so important and her best advice for getting a better night's sleep.


Breastfeeding Basics 101

Jessica Claire, IBCLC, Lactation Specialist at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, discusses the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. She also helps with great advice for some of the most common breastfeeding questions new mothers may have.


Best Practices for Managing Pain

Henry Mayo recognizes that all patients have their own unique pain management needs. Whether it is controlling pain after surgery or managing chronic pain, our Santa Clarita hospital’s expert staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient-centered care when it comes to pain management. Pam Geyer, RN, discusses best practices for managing pain and some non surgical treatment options available at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.


How To Keep Your Kids Active During the School Year

As the school year kicks off, it's important to keep kids active even though they may be stuck in front of their computers! Catherine Francisco shares excellent tips for getting your elementary through high school-aged kids to spend less time on digital devices and more time being active!


Disaster Preparedness for Home and Work

Residents of Southern California live with threat of disasters every day, be they earthquakes, wildfires, or landslides. For the safety of you and your family, it's important to be prepared. Chad Cossey, Disaster Response Coordinator for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, discusses what you need to keep on hand in a disaster kit, how you can prepare your family for natural disasters and what steps you should take as you start to plan for any emergency.


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...