Prevent Vitamin K2 Deficiency and Reduce the Risk of having Cardiovascular Disease [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Hogne_Vik_vitamin_K2Guest: Dr. Hogne Vik
Presenter: Henry Acosta
Guest Bio: Dr. Hogne Vik is Chief Medical Officer at NattoPharma ASA, Chairman at Bransjeradet For Naturmidler, Chairman at NMIF and Chairman at Stiftelsen Norsk Matkultur. He is on the Board of Directors at Gastronomisk Institutt AS and VitaSynth Ltd. Dr. Vik was previously employed as Chief Executive Officer by ImmunoPharma AS, Senior Vice President-Medical & Regulatory Affairs by Pronova BioPharma ASA, and Chairman-Science Board by Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we are joined by Norwegian doctor Dr. Hogne Vik here to will explain the vital function of vitamin K2 supported by a substantial body of clinical evidence. He will be speaking at the 5th BioCeuticals Research Symposium, which will be held from 21-23 April 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney. Doctor Vik discusses what a study recently found that vitamin K2 protects against arterial calcification and even improves arterial flexibility by helping the body properly utilise calcium. Also, he is here to provide insights on how healthcare professionals can help patients ensure their calcium is being properly utilised to build strong bones while simultaneously protecting hearts.

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Australia’s Leading Beauty and Health Store for Women Offers their Sister Club Loyalty Program [Interview][Transcript]
Kathy_Sheeran_priceline_shopping_guruGuest: Kathy Sheeran
Presenter: Henry Acosta
Guest Bio: Kathy quickly became the ‘shopping guru’ for Australia with a savvy background in finance, knack for getting a bargain and sticking by her motto “where you can’t pay for a good review” has made her Australia’s go to for anything shopping. There is hardly a week that goes by without Kathy commenting on shopping trends on primetime TV from ‘A Current Affair’, ‘The Morning Show’ & ‘Today Extra.
As well as appearing on TV, Kathy had the most highly read weekly column and blog for Sunday Telegraph ‘shop SMART’, being the most read section with a 3 month waiting list to advertise with a readership in Sydney is 600,000.

Shopping Confessions is currently a successful blog, and has a strong social media presence. Kathy resonates with viewers, listeners and shoppers because they relate to her, she is from Greek heritage, lives in the burbs, married with step children, a dog and tells it as it really is, and her passion for shopping and getting a bargain, finding what’s new or trying a new product is quite infectious.
People are so inspired and influenced by Kathy’s tips on what sites to use and where to shop, that companies have reported to have had their biggest day of business ever following Kathy giving them a mention on TV or on her blog. The envy of many, Kathy turned her hobby in to her profession… and she’s loving every moment of it!

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment we welcome shopping guru Kathy Sheeran here to talk about Priceline Pharmacy Sister Club, Australia’s largest health and beauty loyalty program having 6.4 million members. The program offers a strong monetary value back on dollars spent, and has a range of additional benefits including two free products per quarter for Pink Diamond level members, birthday vouchers, exclusive offers and more. A one-stop-shop for health and beauty products for women, let us learn more about their loyalty program with this interview.

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Online Hub for Consultations, Referrals, and Medical Career Certifications [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Aifric_Boylan_QoctorGuest: Dr. Aifric Boylan
Presenter: Patrick Reyes
Guest Bio: Dr Aifric Boylan is a practising GP, and Director of Qoctor, a start-up which provides a range of online health services. Originally from Ireland, Aifric completed her medical training at Trinity College Dublin, and went on to pursue a career in general practice. She was also a member of the executive committee of the National Association of General Practitioners in Ireland and has been a regular contributor to the GP Ireland magazine. She emigrated to Australia in late 2014, and has very happily settled in Melbourne.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment we are joined by Qoctor Director Dr. Aifric Boylan here to discuss their expanded services with the relaunch of Qoctor, formerly Dr Sicknote. Via their platform, patients are offered a range of services, including medical certificates, carers certificates, new and repeat referrals and consultations which are delivered straight to the patients inbox within minutes. Qoctor provides a cheap and safe alternative to deter people from wrongly self-diagnosing with the sheer volume of misleading health information online.

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Unreported Concussions in The World of Thoroughbred Horse Racing [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Kelly_Ryan_head_injuriesGuest: Dr. Kelly D Ryan
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Kelly D Ryan, DO attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Villa Julie College and is a 2014 graduate of Family Medicine Residency at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She also completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Maryland and Union Memorial Hospital.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Kelly Ryan discusses some of the reasons jockeys forego treatment for head injuries.

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Concussion Policy at Horse Race Tracks [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Kelly_Ryan_Horsemens_Health_SystemGuest: Dr. Kelly D Ryan
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Kelly D Ryan, DO attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Villa Julie College and is a 2014 graduate of Family Medicine Residency at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She also completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Maryland and Union Memorial Hospital.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Kelly Ryan discusses “Concussion Policy” at racetracks.

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Concussions in the Horse Racing Industry [Interview][Transcript]
Guest: Dr. Kelly D Ryan
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Kelly D Ryan, DO attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Villa Julie College and is a 2014 graduate of Family Medicine Residency at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She also completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Maryland and Union Memorial Hospital.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Kelly Ryan discusses concussions in the Horse Racing Industry.

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A Transformative Model to Help Manage Chronic Pain [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Peter_Abaci_Chronic Pain_managementGuest: Dr. Peter Abaci
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Peter Abaci, M.D. is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He serves as the Medical Director of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, California. A widely respected expert on chronic pain management, his most recent book on the topic is Conquer Your Chronic Pain.

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Peter Abaci talks about his latest book, Conquer Your Chronic Pain, and the Mediterranean diet can help you drop weight and live pain-free.

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IBS Month: Evidence-based Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome [Interview][Transcript]
Prof_Terry_Bolin_IBS_monthGuest: Professor Terry Bolin
Presenter: Henry Acosta
Guest Bio: Professor Terry Bolin is the President and Founder of The Gut Foundation. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Visiting Physician to the Gastrointestinal Unit at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Professor Bolin has led the way in regard to community attitudes, medical research and government funding of prevention programs for colorectal cancer. Recent projects have included a bowel cancer awareness campaign, in partnership with the National Rugby League (NRL) and also a bowel cancer research project working with the UNSW Medical school in Port Macquarie. His longstanding interest in education and research relates particularly to lumenal gastroenterology in terms of acid reflux, helicobacter, malabsorption and colorectal cancer. Terry has been involved at the forefront of gastrointestinal research with regard to the small intestine, its milieu and its contribution to such common conditions as irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial overgrowth, lactase deficiency, bowel gas and influences on nutrition. He has published more than 100 research articles in these areas.

Segment overview: In this segment, we are joined by Professor Terry Bolin here to invite interested people to join their live Q&A session on their Facebook page from 12:30pm (AEST) on 28th April. Prof Bolin and a dietician will be answering questions live for an hour online in the Gut Foundation’s official Facebook Page. In this interview he will also be discussing some of the evidence-based treatments for IBS, and to provide advice for people experiencing IBS symptoms.

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South Nassau Truth In Medicine Poll: Improper Use of Antibiotics [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Aaron_Glatt_Improper_Use_AntibioticsGuest: Dr. Aaron Glatt
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Dr. Aaron Glatt, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine & Hospital Epidemiologist, South Nassau Communities Hospital

Segment overview: In this segment, Dr. Aaron Glatt, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine & Hospital Epidemiologist, South Nassau Communities Hospital, discusses the findings from the South Nassau Truth In Medicine Poll that reflects an improper use of antibiotics and that attitudes differ based on gender, race, and age.

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Clarify Health and the 21st Century Patient Experience [Interview][Transcript]
Dr_Jean_Drouin_clarify_healthGuest: Dr. Jean Drouin
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Jean Drouin, MD is CEO of Clarify Health Solutions. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare management, analytics, strategy, operations, and cultural change. Jean is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. Jean holds an MD and MBA from Stanford University and an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, Dr. Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and co-founder of San Francisco-based startup Clarify Health, talks about helping healthcare providers to create a 21st century patient experience.

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