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Our podcasts are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. They are not designed to replace a physician's medical assessment and medical judgment. Always consult first with your physician about anything related to your personal health.

James Simon, MD

Featured Episode

How to Be Kind to Your Kidneys with Dr. James Simon

You probably don’t think much about your kidneys, but they’re always there quietly working to filter the bad stuff out of your body. They actually have other jobs, too, as nephrologist James Simon, MD, explains. Here’s a look at what they do, why they fail and how to keep them healthy.

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All Health Essentials Episodes

July 10, 2019

Fibromyalgia: A Disorder of Pain Processing with Dr. Benjamin Abraham (36:55)

Medical experts are making progress in understanding fibromyalgia, a condition that involves chronic, widespread muscle and joint pain thought to be caused by increased sensitivity to pain signals in the brain. Pain management specialist Benjamin Abraham, MD, explains how treatment involves a team of specialists and engages both the mind and the body.

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July 3, 2019

Living With Headaches and Migraines with Dr. Emad Estemalik (32:85)

As most of us know, a stress-induced tension headache or a throbbing migraine can flip a good day, well, on its head. Headache specialist Emad Estemalik, MD explains the different types you might experience and prevention strategies for people who are prone to migraines.

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June 26, 2019

Women's Health: PCOS, Endometriosis and Periods with Dr. Linda Bradley (38:82)

Periods that last too long, abnormal pap smears, infertility and painful intercourse are just some of the women's health issues that Linda Bradley, MD, touches on in this episode. Learn about what’s normal, what’s not and when to see your doctor. But there’s one thing for certain – ob/gyn issues should not get in the way of you living your life.

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June 19, 2019

An Introduction to Genetic Testing with Allison Schreiber (36:28)

How do genetic tests work, and why are there tests to assess your risk of some diseases but not others? Genetic counselor Allison Schreiber brings you up to date on what these tests can and can’t do, why they’re important and how a genetic counselor can help.

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