Health Talks Podcasts

Sandip Vasavada, MD

What Are Urinary Tract Infections? What Can You Do to Prevent Them?
Normal urine contains no bacteria (germs). Sometimes, however, bacteria from outside the body get into the urinary tract, and cause infection and inflammation. This is a urinary tract infection. The infection can involve the urethra, kidneys, or bladder. While urinary tract infections may be uncomfortable, they generally respond well to treatment.

Christine Nelson, CNS

Optimizing Brain Health: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy and Stay Sharp
Your lifestyle has a profound impact on your brain health. With tools, resources, and a community to empower you to take actions to help improve your brain health and lower risk for brain disease.

Alan Davis, MD

Treatment Options for Common Foot and Ankle Problems
Arthritis involves inflammation (swelling) in and around the body's joints. Pain, stiffness, and swelling can result from inflammation. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis or "wear-and-tear" arthritis, which becomes more prominent as people age. Osteoarthritis also can develop after joint is injured.

David Shapiro, MD

Get a Grip: Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
Osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative arthritis) is the most common type of arthritis. It may affect one or more joints anywhere in the body. Osteoarthritis usually occurs later in life and commonly affects the hands and larger weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees.

Lester J. Goetz, PT, Cert MDT

Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy: What You Need to Know
People are meant to move and physical therapy is all about movement. The goals of orthopaedics and physical therapy are to treat pain through movement, restore mobility and enhance quality of life. Physical therapist Lester Goetz talks about what you can expect with your physical therapy and how it will help maximize your functional ability.

Joseph George, MD

Arthritis, Joint Repair and Joint Replacement: What’s New?
Dr. Joseph George offers a quick rundown on exactly how arthritis happens, and how to best manage the resulting stiffness, pain and inflammation. Low-impact exercise, medications and other non-surgical treatments can often be enough help keep you moving. When they aren’t, repair and replacement of the joints may be needed. Dr. George reviews the latest in hip, knee and other joint replacement options.

Aimee Haber, MD

New Treatment Options for Cataract and Glaucoma
Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Find out more about how these surgeries have changed over the years.

Ryan Deasy, MD

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Should Know
Macular degeneration can lead to loss of central vision. Risk factors may include high blood pressure, exposure to direct sunlight over a period of years, and not smoking.

Corrie Weitzel, OD, MS

What to Expect from Your Annual Eye Exam
During an eye appointment, several types of eye tests may be performed. In addition to a complete eye examination, based on your likely diagnosis, your doctor may want to order one of the special tests.

David Streem, MD

Rehabilitation After Addiction
Addiction is a treatable disease. Research shows that combining treatment medications (where available) with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients.

Tiffany Clark RN, MSN, CNP

Treatment of Osteoarthritis
There is no cure for osteoarthritis. Although many of these medications are available in over-the-counter preparations, individuals with osteoarthritis should talk to a healthcare provider before taking the medications. Some medications may have dangerous or unwanted side effects and/or may interfere with other medications that are being taken.

Ellen Rosenquist, MD

The Link Between Chronic Pain and Addiction
Long-term success in treating pain has not arrived in the form of a magic pill and many are disappointed.

Stella Chiunda, DPM

The Diabetic Foot
We should all protect our feet, but it’s especially important for diabetics. Find out why it’s important and how to do it.

Anna Taylor MS, RD, LD

Health Eating With Diabetes
You can make a difference in your blood glucose control. To keep your blood glucose levels within goal range, balance what you eat and drink, diabetes medications (if taken), and physical activity.

Amy Babiuch, MD

Diabetes and Your Eyes
Controlling blood sugar and yearly eye exams help to prevent damage to blood vessels in the eyes. Laser surgery can preserve sight for many.

Seenia Peechakara, MD

Road to Managing Diabetes
Along with healthy eating and being physically active, your healthcare provider may order medications to keep your blood sugar in the target range.

Trevor Murray, MD

What’s New in Hip and Knee Replacement?
Whether you have already had hip and knee replacement or are considering it, here’s the latest information on what’s new in the field. As always, any joint replacement procedure depends on you and your lifestyle.

Matthew Kelley, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy and Total Joint Replacement
What patients go through with physical therapy after total joint replacement can vary widely. Listen to honest insights on the physical therapy journey and get the info you need.

Ronald Zipper, DO

Sharp Shooting Hip Pain
That sharp pain you feel shooting through your hip – why are you having it, and what can you do about it? When you and your doctor figure out the source of your pain, you’ve taken the first step toward relieving it.

Jim Nagy, PT, OCS

Exercise as You Age
Aerobic exercise provides cardiovascular conditioning. The term aerobic actually means "with oxygen," which means that breathing controls the amount of oxygen that can make it to the muscles to help them burn fuel and move.

Matthew Kaminski, MD, FACC

Cholesterol and Heart Disease: What Is the Connection?
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance only found in animal products. Too much cholesterol leads to a build-up of fatty materials and debris (called plaque) on the walls of the arteries supplying blood to the heart and other organs.

Alexandra Harvan, MS, CNP

When is Memory Loss Normal and Not-So-Normal?
Simple forgetfulness and being slower to recall names, dates, places and events can be part of the normal aging process. But aging can affect our memory in different ways, and it’s not always easy to know what’s normal and what’s not. Here are some things to know about memory loss.

John S. Anthony, MD

What’s in a Cream and other Proven Anti-aging Interventions
Aging is inevitable, but no need to let your skin do it prematurely. John S. Anthony, MD, looks at proven, effective ways to protect your skin from the effects of the sun’s harmful rays. Yes, sunscreen is a must -- but find out what more you can do to help you skin look its best.

Aesthetic specialists Melody Carl & Brittany Ballachino

About Face: Skin Care Myths and Facts
How do you sort out myth from fact when it comes to your skin care? Aesthetic specialists Melody Carl and Brittany Ballachino discuss what you need to know about anti-aging, the right sunscreen, and battling that old enemy, acne. Here’s some guidance to get you through the confusing world of proper skin care.

Steven Nissen, MD

Top Things to Protect Your Heart (that you’re not doing) - MENtion It
Hate to burst your bubble, but real guys have hearts. You might just not know how to take care of yours! In this episode, host Ryan Berglund, MD, grabs time with world-renowned cardiologist Steven Nissen, MD, to give you the bare minimum you need to know to protect yourself against heart disease.

Linda Bradley, MD

Between the Sheets - MENtion It
Guys, we need to talk. Yes, really. Don’t miss this episode in which Host Ryan Berglund, MD, sits down with sexual health expert Linda Bradley, MD, to find out everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask! We’ll cover the top reasons women don’t want to have sex (it’s not always you!), issues with intimacy & more.

Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Lost your “man manual?” - MENtion It
Being a man (let alone taking care of your health) doesn’t come with instructions. But we’ve got the next best thing. In our introductory episode hosted by Ryan Berglund, MD, you’ll get a crash course from Edmund Sabanegh, MD, on all those health issues you’ve silently worried about — and those that’ve never crossed your mind (but should!)

Andrew Bang, DC

Common Aches & Pains You shouldn't Ignore - MENtion It
You didn’t overdo it at the gym. So how do you explain this nagging back pain? Our host Ryan Berglund, MD, chats with chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, to find out the causes of many of our daily discomforts (and when you should seek help)!

Eric Klein, MD

Below the Belt - MENtion It
Have you ever thought about your prostate? If not, you’re not alone. Host Ryan Berglund, MD, has a frank conversation with Eric Klein, MD, about what men of all ages need to know about prostate health (from eating meat & dairy to when to start screening for prostate cancer). Dr. Eric Klein & prostate cancer survivor Mitch Luxenberg.

Kim Stearns, MD

Hip Replacement: What’s New? What’s For You?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of arthritis that can affect the hip joint. Surgery to replace a hip is called total hip arthroplasty. It can help improve quality of life for many older people with hip OA.

Gillian Culbertson, MS, RD, LD, CDE 

Eating to Protect Your Bones
Calcium is the healthy bone mineral. About 99% of the calcium in the body is stored in the bones and teeth. Calcium is found naturally in some foods and is added to others.

Elizabeth Salay, MD

Adult Vaccines: Which Do You Need?
While you probably received vaccines as a child, you may need to be immunized again. Adults who don’t receive certain "booster" shots may not be well protected against some serious illnesses.

Kristin Appleby, MD

Practical Pointers for Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease can affect many aspects of a patient’s daily life. However, with careful planning and activity modification, these effects can become much less stressful and intrusive. 

Kim Gladden, MD

Exercise, Bones, Aging, and You
Strength or resistance exercises can help to maintain strong bones, break some of the stereotypes associated with aging, increase metabolism, and help to achieve or maintain a higher level of function.

Soumya Chatterjee, MD

Understanding & Managing Scleroderma
Scleroderma means hard (sclero) skin (derma). It is a chronic but rare autoimmune disease in which normal tissue is replaced with dense, thick scar tissue. Scleroderma can affect the skin or other organ systems. 

Donald Kirby, MD

Gut and Nutritional Issues with Scleroderma
Although it most often affects the skin, scleroderma also can affect many other parts of the body including the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, muscles, and joints. 

Joseph Parambil, MD

How Do I Cope With Lung Disease?
Incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine. Current figures indicate that 20 million Americans suffer with involuntary loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence). 

Michelle Angie, CNP

Strategies for Coping with Incontinence
Incontinence is the inability to control the passage of urine. Current figures indicate that 20 million Americans suffer with involuntary loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence). 

Yong Chen, MD

Osteoporosis: Get the Solid Facts
Osteoporosis ("porous bone") is a disease that weakens bones, putting them at greater risk for sudden and unexpected fractures. You can take steps to prevent this disease and treatments do exist. 

Perry Funk, DO

The Art of Aging for Men
It's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Although some risk factors are beyond your control, there are many steps you can take to live a healthier, longer life.

Daniel Sullivan, MD, FACP

Adult Vaccines: You’re Never Too Old
Even if you are an adult, you will always need vaccines. Although not all immunizations are guaranteed to completely prevent the disease, they will often reduce the length and severity of the illness.

John Lampe, MD

Myths and Facts About Pediatric Vaccines
Immunization is a way to protect your child from getting a number of illnesses. Many of these illnesses are easily spread from child to child and can cause serious health problems or even death. 

Swapna Kollikonda, MD 

HPV Vaccine: Is it Necessary?
HPV stands for human papilloma virus. Most men and women — about 80% of sexually active people — are infected with HPV at some point in their lives, but most people never know they have the virus. 

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