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Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board certified emergency physician and nationally recognized on-air medical personality. Her show focus on Health forom the outside in

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Can Your Fitness Tracker Save Your Life in the ER?

4/8/2016
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Your fitness tracker may be able to save your life in the emergency room. Changes in your heart rate from your tracker can provide doctors with valuable information.A healthy man with a history of seizures forgot to take his medicine one morning. He had a seizure at work, and his blood pressure was high when the ambulance arrived to retrieve him. Using his Fitbit, emergency physicians were able to spot when his atrial fibrulation was triggered and treat him for the condition. If you use...

Duration: 00:09:40


Your Cosmetics Are Killing You

4/8/2016
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Cosmetics aren't regulated as strictly as food. What's in your makeup may be horrible for your health.The regulations of the cosmetic industry are not as stringent as the food industry. A product "made with organic ingredients" can legitimately contain 30% toxins. Is it really safe for your skin? Your favorite cosmetics may be killing you. Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Dietrich recommends avoiding "Dr. Jen's Dirty Baker's Dozen" ingredients in your cosmetics: Listen in as Dr. Jen explains...

Duration: 00:09:42


Poison Prevention

3/11/2016
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What are some common sources of poison within the home?National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26. Children are susceptible to poisoning when they are uneducated on the dangers of using or consuming goods that are not meant for little bodies. Adults can be poisoned by errant chemical combinations, using household products incorrectly, overdosing, and taking the wrong medication. Common sources of poisoning: Toxicologist and emergency physician, Dr. Paul Kolecki, discusses poison...

Duration: 00:09:43


Teledermatology: Who is Providing Your Care?

3/11/2016
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Who is making your dermatology diagnosis when you use telemedicine?As technology develops and schedules become tighter, telemedicine is a great alternative to an in-person office visit in many cases. There are a number of websites and apps dedicated to dermatology diagnosis. With the options available for telemedicine, the level of care varies. Not everyone on the other end of the app is a dermatologist. Who is making your dermatology diagnosis when you use telemedicine? Listen in as...

Duration: 00:09:42


Risks for Women after PCI Heart Surgery

3/11/2016
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Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Women are at risk of worse outcomes among young people undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI is angioplasty with stent, a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent in the heart to open up blood vessels that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. Factors that may influence the risk of target vessel and target lesion failure in women include...

Duration: 00:09:42


Benefit of Adding Physical Activity to Treatment Plans

3/11/2016
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How can physical activity be incorporated into treatment plans for better overall health?Treatment plans from health care providers usually consist of some combination of dietary changes, taking supplements, and sometimes adding medication. There may be visits to specialists for diagnosis as well, depending on the issues you're trying to address. Exercise can also serve as medicine for the body. Elevating physical activity to the status so it becomes a standard on health care would help...

Duration: 00:09:43


High-Fiber Diet Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

3/11/2016
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Having a high fiber diet may reduce your risk of breast cancer.Having a high fiber diet early in life can reduce breast cancer risk later in life. Dr. Maryam Farvid and her team researched the impact of diet on breast cancer. They discovered that a 10g increase in fiber consumption per day in early adulthood was linked to a 13% reduction of breast cancer risk in women. This research suggests women increase their fiber intake earlier in life to receive these benefits instead of waiting...

Duration: 00:09:41


Should You Eat Breakfast?

2/26/2016
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How important is breakfast?You've heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Was that proclamation based on research? There is new information available on the importance of breakfast: Listen in as Dr. Enhad Chowdhury discusses these breakfast revelations.

Duration: 00:09:41


Sex: Good for Your Heart

2/25/2016
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How can sex help your heart?You may be hesitant to get frisky after a cardiac event and worry that it could make your ticker worse. You may also fear the worst case scenario: having a heart attack while engaged with your partner. The good news is that less than one percent of acute heart attacks are linked to sex, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. With clearance from your doctor, you can engage in sexual activity after a cardiac event. In fact,...

Duration: 00:09:44


Irregular Heartbeat Risks for Women

2/12/2016
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Why are women more at risk for a cardiac episode or death from atrial fibrillation than men?Irregular heartbeat can be caused by several factors: genetics, smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeine, medications, stress, hard physical exercise, certain supplements, and illness. Atrial fibrillation is a specific kind of irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals cause the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) to contract in a sudden and...

Duration: 00:09:42


What Pregnant Women Need to Know About the Zika Virus

1/29/2016
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If a patient has been exposed to an infected mosquito, what are the chances the Zika virus will cause mutation in her unborn child?If you've been watching the news lately, you might have seen a few stories on the Zika virus. Back in 2015, Brazil was the first country to notice an increase of birth defects that were also coinciding with the Zika virus outbreak the country was dealing with. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the virus is "spreading explosively" in...

Duration: 00:09:43


Miscarriage Misconceptions: When Can You Try Again?

1/29/2016
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Most doctors recommend waiting 3-6 months post-miscarriage to try again. New research disputes that advice.If you've been trying to start a family, it can be extremely heartbreaking and painful to hear that you've miscarried. It might even make you terrified to try again. However, a recent study conducted the by National Institutes of Health found that couples who attempt to conceive within three months after losing an early pregnancy (less than 20 weeks gestation) have the same chances,...

Duration: 00:09:40


2016 Diet Guide Departs from Previous Recommendations

1/22/2016
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How do this year's recommendations differ from 2015?The U.S. government released the new dietary guidelines for 2016, and many experts were unhappy. The 2016 dietary guidelines closely resemble the 2010 version but with an added focus on dietary patterns, and not so much on individual foods. With health diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease on the rise within the U.S., the dietary guidelines recommends reducing the amount of added sugars and sugar sweetened drinks from the...

Duration: 00:09:43


Feeling Sick? The Cure Might Be in Your Cupboard

1/22/2016
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Is wild oregano oil able to kill the new super strains of drug resistant bacteria?If you have a wintertime runny nose, congestion, cough, cold, sneezing, sore throat, or general achiness, you might be coming down with something. Unfortunately, for the common cold, there's really nothing you can do except take common medicines like NyQuil and let it take its course. What if you did have the cure to your symptoms and they were right there in your kitchen cupboard? You might be surprised...

Duration: 00:09:42


Top 10 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

1/22/2016
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Why is skipping meals bad for weight management?If you've been eating healthy and getting yourself to the gym, but the weight isn't coming off, you might be wondering what else you could be doing. Unfortunately, the science of weight loss is a lot more complicated than you think. Not only do you have to adjust your eating habits, but also your lifestyle. What are 10 reasons why the weight isn't coming off? According to an article on Yahoo! Health, here are 10 reasons: Listen in as...

Duration: 00:09:42


Distracted Walking Causes a Spike in ER Visits

1/8/2016
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An estimated 10 percent of pedestrian injuries that land in the ER are due to distracted walking.A new report indicates that about 10 percent of pedestrian injuries that end up in the emergency department are due to distracted walking such as texting, or not paying attention while talking on your cell phone. What are the types of injuries emergency physicians are seeing? How bad is the problem getting? Listen in as Kevin Klauer, DO shares what kinds of injuries doctors are seeing and why...

Duration: 00:09:43


How Makeup Can Improve Your Health

1/8/2016
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What are the ramifications of equating beauty with health?Do you notice a difference in your mood after you've gotten your hair cut, treated yourself to a facial, gotten a mani/pedi, or put on some lipstick before going out? According to a recent study by CVS that complied evidence over the past 20 years, taking time for personal care has significant short - and long - term health benefits. What are the ramifications of equating beauty with health? Vivian Diller, PhD, shares research that...

Duration: 00:09:42


How Sex Affects Your Workout Performance

1/8/2016
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It's been an ongoing discussing for a few years now: does abstaining from sex help or hinder your workout?It's been an ongoing discussing for a few years now: does abstaining from sex help or hinder your workout? Professional athletes certainly have something to say about the matter. NFL player, Tim Tebow has publicly announced that he is waiting for marriage to have sex, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been in the headlines for his declaration that he is also...

Duration: 00:09:43


How to Conquer Your New Year's Resolution

1/8/2016
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What are some suggestions to kick-start a healthy routine now that the holidays are over?Now that the holidays are over and you have a little more time to get back into a normal routine, you might have noticed your jeans are a little tighter. Many Americans gain the most weight between Halloween and the beginning of the New Year. However, at the start of every New Year, there are tons of ways you can set new goals and jumpstart your health and fitness goals. Listen in as Jim LaValle, MS,...

Duration: 00:09:42


Typical Injuries & Illness Around the Holiday & How to Avoid Them

12/18/2015
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What are the most common injuries during the holiday season?During the holiday, many emergency rooms see a spike in people needing care. It may not come to a surprise since around the holidays there is a mixture of stress, overeating, overdrinking, and tons of traveling. Something you might overlook when it comes to holiday safety is holiday decorations. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 1,300 people are treated each year in emergency...

Duration: 00:09:43

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