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Your Wellness Solution- A Podcast by SolutionHealth

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Hear directly from SolutionHealth’s expert providers from Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health about the latest advances in care, as well as trusted medical tips and information to help you live healthier.


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Hear directly from SolutionHealth’s expert providers from Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health about the latest advances in care, as well as trusted medical tips and information to help you live healthier.




Hip/Knee Replacement: Who Should Have It, What Is It, and When To Get one

Dr. Andy Padmanabha, orthopedic surgeon at Foundation Orthopedics, demystifies the world of hip and knee joint replacements. In this podcast, we explore the ins and outs of these common procedures, from understanding what a joint replacement is and who makes an ideal candidate, to delving into the decision of when to consider one. Dr. Padmanabha provides invaluable insights on recovery expectations and the longevity of new joints. Discover how these transformative procedures can enhance your quality of life, whether you're battling arthritis, hip dysplasia, or recovering from an old injury.


How Does a Sports Medicine Provider Care for Patients?

Join Dr. Erika Sadeghi, MD, CAQSM, a board-certified Primary Care Sports Medicine physician at Elliot Orthopaedics, in this insightful podcast where she delves into the topic of chronic injuries and sports-related issues, providing expertise in non-operative orthopedic care spanning from pediatric to geriatric patients. Dr. Sadeghi dispels the misconception that only athletes can benefit from sports medicine, emphasizing its relevance for anyone experiencing musculoskeletal challenges. She sheds light on musculoskeletal medicine and explores the therapeutic applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound. The podcast addresses crucial questions like who should seek the guidance of a sports medicine doctor and when it's the right time to do so. Dr. Sadeghi explores the collaborative relationship between orthopaedics and outpatient physical therapy and outlines the array of non-operative care options available. Whether you're an athlete or not, this podcast offers valuable insights into optimizing musculoskeletal health and well-being.


Outpatient Joint Replacement

Ricardo Gonzales, MD, FAAOS, orthopaedic surgeon at Elliot Hospital with 22 years of experience joins the podcast to discuss outpatient joint replacements. These safe and efficient procedures are performed by the same teams that operate at the hospital and generally have very high patient satisfaction. Dr. Gonzales explains what exactly an outpatient joint replacement is, who is a good candidate, and things to consider when choosing an outpatient versus inpatient procedure.


Game-Changing Tips for Living with Diabetes

Kathy Winslow, RN, BS, CDCES and Susan Morris, RD, LD, CDCES of Southern NH Diabetes and Endocrinology joined the podcast to offer game-changing diabetes management tips & suggestions. Their wide-ranging conversation covered topics including how to include favorite foods in your every day diet, eating out or at special events, useful technology available, medications that may help and what you need to know about them, problem solving tips, and where to seek all-important emotional support.


Common Shoulder Surgeries

In this episode, Dr. Robert Davis, orthopedic surgeon at Foundation Orthopedics, delves into the world of rotator cuff tears. Dr. Davis breaks down the prevalence of this injury, their degenerative nature, and their tendency to affect those aged 50 and above. We explore the latest non-surgical treatments for partial tears and the outpatient arthroscopic surgery for larger tears, providing listeners with a comprehensive understanding of treatment options. Additionally, Dr. Davis imparts insights on how to choose the right orthopedic surgeon for your needs.


PCOS Awareness

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting approximately 10% of women of reproductive age, and is the leading cause of female infertility in the world. Dr. Nneka Iroka of Elliot Endocrinology Associates explains the main symptoms, testing and diagnosis strategies, and why there is often a delay in diagnosis.


Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a sensitive subject, yet its effects touch the lives of countless individuals annually. In this podcast, Sarah Bemish offers hope to those who may perceive suicide as their only option, while also providing guidance to those seeking to lend support. She addresses pivotal questions, including identifying those at risk and recognizing potential warning signals, while also exploring preventative measures and available resources.


Emergency Care at Elliot Hospital

When there is no time for doubt, where do you go? Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at the Elliot Hospital, Dr. Matthew Dayno joins the podcast to discuss what to expect in the newly renovated Emergency Room and how to know when to go to the ER versus Urgent Care.


Importance of Colonoscopies

Despite being the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, most cases of colon cancer can be caught early and treated with a simple colonoscopy. Listen to the podcast as Dr. Rahman walks you through the procedure from referral to recovery. He also addresses common questions including who should be screened and when, how the colonoscopy preparation and procedure have improved in the last few years, and addresses the controversial Nordic Trial.


Understanding Lung Cancer and Treatment Options

Dr. Curtis Quinn, a board-certified thoracic surgeon joins the podcast to discuss the signs, easy screening, and leading-edge treatment options for lung cancer at the Elliot Hospital. Cancer is best treated at early stages. The good news is that doctors like Dr. Quinn have advocated for early, targeted lung screening that is saving lives. Is this quick test right for you?


Elliot Vascular Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Dr. Elena Rinehardt, a board-certified vascular surgeon at Elliot Hospital joins the podcast to discuss Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. TOC is a condition in which the space between the collarbone and first rib are compressed causing a variety of symptoms including shoulder and neck pain as well as numbness in the fingers. TOC may be the result of an anatomical irregularity, physical trauma (such as a car accident), pregnancy, or repetitive injuries from sports or work. The condition affects people of all ages and can be serious if left untreated.


Coronary Artery Disease: Know Your Risk and Treatment Options

Dr. David Prutzman discusses Coronary Artery Disease and shares what you need to know about your risk and treatment options.


Genetics and Breast Cancer Risk: Understanding Your Options

Denise Jeffery, a Nurse Practitioner and the Program Coordinator for the Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program for Women at Elliot Breast Health Center, joins us to discuss breast cancer and how genetics can contribute to hereditary cancer mutations.


Diabetic Foot Pain

Dr. Anahita Dua, a Vascular Surgeon at SolutionHealth, joins us to discuss treatment for peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot pain and what preventative measures patients can take.


Varicose & Spider Veins: When To Seek Treatment

Dr. Chelsey Lewis leads an in-depth discussion on the topic of varicose and spider veins, and when and what treatment is suggested.


Colorectal Cancer at Every Age: What You Should Know

Dr. Michael Kaczanowski discusses colorectal cancer, and preventative measures that can be taken at every age,


Colorectal Cancer Risk and Treatment: Helping to Inform Your Health Decisions

Dr. John V. Flannery Jr leads a discussion on colorectal cancer, covering symptoms, treatment options, and how you can reduce your risk.


Aquablation: Cutting-Edge Treatment Option of Enlarged Prostate

Dr. Christopher Girasole leads a discussion on aquablation, a new treatment option for those suffering from BPH.


When Should You Consider Genetic Counseling?

Genetic risk factors can influence one’s likelihood of developing certain diseases. Genetic counseling assists patients in determining individual risk. Specialty counselors help patients navigate appropriate testing and addressing the results of those tests. Nicolette McDonnell, APRN, discusses her role as a genetic counselor at Southern New Hampshire Health.


Taking Control of Your Food Allergies

Food allergies seem to be more prevalent in today's society. Allergens like peanuts have changed protocol with airline snacks and elementary school lunches. Knowing one's own allergies can help to avoid and plan treatment strategies for exposure. Dr. Amit Kumar, asthma and allergy specialist, discusses how food allergies are diagnosed, and how to live with and manage food allergies.