Podcast: HEALTH & WELLNESS

Episode 57: Ophthalmology: Common Conditions of the Eye

Ophthalmology is a medical surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. Listen as this episode reviews common conditions that affect the eye and our vision. Find out what you need to know to take appropriate care of your eyes. Learn how different eye diseases are diagnosed and treated. Listen to Dr Alder speak about innovations in disease management. Learn how to preserve and optimize your vision.

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Episode 56: Biotechnology 3- How Medical Devices Interface and Integrate with our Body Systems

This episode reviews the progress in developing biomaterials that allow for external and internal non – invasive interfaces with our various organs. A leading researcher reviews the requirements for such materials and shares some recent device developments.

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Episode 55:  Biotech Pt 2 – Cardiology meets Alexa Technology 

Learn how innovation in bio technology had led a cardiologist and his team to train Alexa to determine abnormal from normal heart rhythms. Still in development, this fascinating interface highlights how leading innovators take technology and smart devices forward to enhance clinical care.

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Episode 54:  Bio-Technology Part 1: Simulations Role in Enhancing Health Care and Safety

Bio-Technology is exciting and rapidly expanding. It is the future of health and healthcare. While the technology is far-reaching. One aspect is simulation technology. What is simulation technology? Consider how we use simulation to train pilots; what about using simulation to train surgeons and the surgical team? In this episode, we interview Dr. Robert Sweet, MD, a leader in simulation training for healthcare professionals.

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Episode 53: Health and Driving Safely

We all or mostly all consider ourselves competent drivers. In this episode, a Driving Safety expert reviews health-related concerns and conditions that may negatively impact our driving skills and experience. She also reviews some very important data and recommendations on how to become an even better driver.

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Episode 52: Hiking, Backpacking and Staying Safe in the Wilderness

Humans have a long history of two healthy and accessible activities: walking & hiking. But being in the wilderness is more than a walk in the park. In this episode, experts from WA and CO discuss hiking benefits, preparation, safety, and respect for nature.

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Episode 50: Ear, Nose, and Throat Health

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) have their own medical specialty, based on proximity and function. Guest Dr. Ian Humphries takes us through a range of basic ENT health issues, including chronic irritation of the sinuses, disordered smell, ringing ears, hearing loss, swallowing problems, vocal cord issues, and oral cancers.

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Episode 47: Dental Health and Care 

Dental care for all ages has come a long way in the last couple of decades. There are new tools and methods for preventative and restorative care, and for reducing fear of the dentist. This episode gives you the basics plus these updates, and has helpful tips for optimizing your personal dental health, and even how to help pay for it.

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Episode 45: Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system responds to an allergen threat. Mild and severe allergies are caused by environmental exposure & genetic predisposition. Listen to experts discuss the immunology, features and management of allergies to food, peanuts, pets, gluten, drugs, bees, mold, dust mites, latex, plants and more.

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Episode 44: Grief, Grieving and the End of Life

The end of life is devastatingly hard, and difficult to navigate, for those grieving a loss, as well as the friends, family & colleagues of people grieving.

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