Many of the Americans with sleep apnea use the doctor-prescribed CPAP machine. What’s terrifying is that for the millions of sleep apnea sufferers who use CPAP, breathing contaminated air because their CPAP machine is dirty could also seriously endanger their health. If those with sleep apnea don’t regularly clean their machine, then it can lead to foul odor, skin irritations and built up bacteria that can lead to sinus infections and other illnesses.
The Center of Opioid Support launched a free online resource to help people coping with opioid misuse and those who have a relationship with someone with an opioid misuse disorder on August 31, 2018, International Overdose Awareness Day. The platform of resources is governed by a medical advisory board including nationally-renowned addiction experts. Vera Bullock, a co-founder, talked about her personal story of how she lost her 25 year old son to an opioid overdose and her mission to help others.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing 1 in 4 Americans every year. The American Hearts Association reports that more than 6,000,000 Americans are living with heart failure and 900,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
Cardiologist Dr. Daniel R. Bensimhon discusses the symptoms of heart failure and share information on treatment options, including a heart pump known as HeartMate™ by Abbott. Dr. Bensimhon will be joined by his patient, Chris Rice, who will share his inspiring journey to a new heart, and how treatment with the pump saved his life.
A recent Journal of Environmental Health Research study found that a person is 100 times more likely to catch a cold while on a plane than during everyday life. Infection can spread more easily among people in enclosed spaces especially hotels, cruise ships, air carriers, hospitals and restaurants.
Reggi Kemp, award-winning businesswoman and environmental cleaning expert, discusses the launch of the Trans-National Kempt Association (TNKA), a promoter of public health and environmental safety management within the cleaning business industry. Kemp’s goal is to create professional curriculum, industry standards and ratings across the cleaning industry.
Howard Brauner, COO of PeelAways Health, discusses the bedding industry’s first multilayered, disposable, waterproof fitted sheet designed for the home, industrial and healthcare markets.
Dr. Marcela Magda Popa discusses her new book, “Keep Away from GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe“. She draws on her 16 years as a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and her own experience as a patient suffering from autoimmune arthritis, breast abnormalities, and migraine headaches to raise awareness of the harmful effects that common household products and substances may have on our health.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers when detected early. Padma Sundar, VP of Marketing and Business Development at CellMax Life, discusses a blood test that CellMax Life has developed that detects circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that shed directly into the bloodstream from tumors in their earliest stages. Results from a trial have shown that the CellMax test can detect colorectal cancer with an accuracy of 84 to 88 percent, providing an affordable, convenient, and accurate option for those needing testing.
Dr. Robert Holloway discusses new treatments for ovarian cancer, known as maintenance treatments, for women whose disease has recurred and has either fully or partially responded to chemotherapy. Joining him will be Anne who will share her personal experience with the disease, and how she was able to persevere and overcome challenges despite her diagnosis.
Brenda Doherty, Partner at Buffkin / Baker, an executive search agency, who specializes in securing C-Suite leaders for hospitals and healthcare systems, discusses a gap in leadership when it comes to health management – especially concerning issues of ageism and women in the executive seat. She talks about her outlook on this recent shift and what women can do about it, why she is refocusing her efforts to the boardroom, and how outside players getting into healthcare will influence C-Suite decisions.
Author Kristin Barnett talks about her new children’s book series “The Bug Who Thought He Lost His Buzz: What Happens When the Big, Bad Beast Stings” (August 8, 2018) that she wrote that seeks to alleviate some of the pressure presented by difficult conversations, like facing cancer or a serious illness. With parents, teachers, and youth leaders in mind, Barnett has seamlessly weaved a variety of tough life scenarios into storylines that keep kids interested and inspired. Please visit: http://wattsbuggingyou.com