Category: Health

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford: Why Weight: Communicate Initiative Addresses Communications Gap and Encourage Conversations

CONTRAVE® recently launch its Why Weight: Communicate initiative to address the gap in communication between patients and health care professionals when it comes to weight loss. The goal is to encourage adults to take control of their health by engaging in meaningful conversations about their weight with their doctors. Joining me with the results of the national survey, the most recent statistics on obesity in this country and the initiative, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine physician scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Gregg Eure, Urologist: Facts About BPH and New Minimally Invasive Outpatient Treatment Options

If you’re a man over the age of 45 experiencing urgent or frequent urinary symptoms, or if you feel like you’re spending a lot of time planning your next bathroom trip, it might be time to talk to your doctor about your prostate health. Urologist, Dr Gregg Eure joins me to talk about the condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and new minimally invasive treatment options.

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This Week June 25-27, 2021 on TALK! with AUDREY

Chandler Crews, was born with achondroplasia and is the founder and president of The Chandler Project, a nonprofit patient-focused organization dedicated to providing education and resources for those affected by achondroplasia talks with me about her decision to have limb lengthening surgery. Joining me with some tips to help you step up your culinary game by incorporating new, versatile and nutritious recipes and ingredients from the new, modern dairy aisle, Chef Jaime Gwen. Husband, father, two time Emmy Award nominated television and film theater actor and philanthropist, John Stamos talks with me about how, despite his hectic lifestyle, he manages to prioritize health and good nutrition.

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Laura Ortiz-Ravick and Kelvin Yates: Multiple Myeloma, Second Most Common Blood Cancer in U.S. More Prevalent in African Americans

Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the U.S. and the most prevalent among African Americans.  It is also the blood cancer with the greatest racial disparity in incidence and prevalence; Black Americans are not only at twice the risk of developing this type of cancer when compared to white Americans and other ethnic groups, they are also more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age.My guests are Laura Ortiz-Ravick, Senior Manager of Outreach & Health Promotion at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and myeloma survivor Kelvin Yates.

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Dr. Michael Ruchim, Gastroenterology Specialist at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, and his patient, former NHL All-Star Eddie Olczyk: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which is a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and early detection. The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center has developed a leading, comprehensive colonoscopy quality improvement program focused on improving screening rates and ensuring that all patients who undergo screening colonoscopy get the highest quality care.  We talk about the importance of regular screening, what the signs and symptoms may be and strides made in treatments.

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Dr. Biree Andemariam and Lakesha Dickerson – COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Disease: Why It Is So Important to Receive the Vaccine

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a devastating inherited blood disorder that occurs in 1 out of every 365 African American births, impacting more than 100,000 people in the U.S. The community has been severely impacted by the pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listing SCD as one of the populations most vulnerable to severe illness and death from COVID-19. Joining me to talk about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on those with SCD, and the importance of receiving the vaccine to ensure patients can effectively manage this chronic illness, Lakesha Dickerson, a family nurse practitioner and Sickle Cell Disease patient and Dr. Biree Andemariam, founding director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute (NESCI) at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

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