Health Talks Podcasts

Kelly Richter, MD

Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee 
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. The symptoms usually are managed by a combination of several medical treatments, including medical management and surgery.

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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