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Health and Well Being

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  • Thursday, January 19th
  • The Real Meaning of Free Range

    Women's Health Magazine Food and Nutrition Editor Jill Waldbeiser says the "free range" label doesn't go far enough. Look for "organic" instead.
  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • Getting Your Own Butcher

    Jill Waldbeiser, Food and Nutrition Editor for Women's Health Magazine, says although it may seem foreign to many people going to a butcher or a farmer directly is still the best and freshest way to buy meat.
  • Jill Waldbeiser, Food and Nutrition Editor for Women's Health Magazine

    Jill Waldbeiser, Food and Nutrition Editor for Women's Health Magazine, tells us about healthy meat and poultry.
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • The Dreaded Eye Twitch

    Pang says we become so used to working harder and longer we don't realize we are burned out until our bodies start telling us to slow down. 
  • Monday, January 16th
  • When Your Tank is Running on Empty

    Pang says creativity is boosted when we "interrupt" our day and rest in order to restore.
  • Friday, January 13th
  • The Role of Rest

    Pang found what successful people did away from their desks was just as important as what they did at their desks.  It may be even more important.
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • A Real Eye Opener

    Pang is a Silicon Valley consultant but discovered the value of rest on sabbatical in Cambridge, England where very intelligent, successful people rest daily and work at a more healthful pace.
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Alex Pang, Author of "Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less"

    Alex Pang, author of "Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less," talks about his book.
  • Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

    Alex Pang says the key isn't to just keep working until you drop, but to be sure to get rest during the day, every day.
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • How Fat Shaming Backfires

    NutriSystem CEO Dawn Zier tells us how fat shaming does more harm than good.
  • Monday, January 9th
  • Solutions Instead of Fat Shaming

    NutriSystem CEO Dawn Zier offers more solutions to help those with weight issues, like re-organizing the fridge and having healthy fruits and vegetables more accessible.
  • Friday, January 6th
  • Too Much Party Food

    NutriSystem CEO Dawn Zier says offering helpful and healthy solutions to someone struggling with weight issues works better than bullying. After a party, give away extra food to guests rather than having it around to tempt family members.
  • Thursday, January 5th
  • Are You Fat Shaming?

    NutriSystem CEO Dawn Zier says fat shaming is bullying and often done by those near and dear to you.
  • Dawn Zier, CEO of NutriSystem

    NutriSystem CEO Dawn Zier discusses fat shaming. 
  • Wednesday, January 4th
  • Stem Cell Safety

    Dr. Borenstein details all the steps of the sterilization process for a stem cell procedure.
  • Tuesday, January 3rd
  • How Stem Cells Help

    Dr. Borenstein says stem cells can be used in a great variety of procedures.
  • Monday, January 2nd
  • Harvesting Stem Cells

    Dr. Borenstein describes how stem cells are harvested from a patient's own body.
  • Friday, December 30th, 2016
  • Take My Fat, Please

    Stem cells can come from the bone marrow or from the fat in your body and Dr. Borenstein says most of us don't mind losing a little fat.
  • Thursday, December 29th, 2016
  • Dr. David Borenstein with New York Stem Cell Treatment Center

    Dr. David Borenstein with New York Stem Cell Treatment Center tells us all about stem cells.
  • Healing with Stem Cells

    Dr. Borenstein describes what stem cells are and what they do.
  • Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
  • There Should Be Water, Water Everywhere

    Dr. Comite says it's important you don't forget to hydrate. One glass of water per cocktail or glass of wine can work wonders.
  • Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
  • Milk Thistle When You Party Hearty

    Dr. Comite likes certain supplements. At this time of year with all the booze, she recommends milk thistle to help the liver.
  • Monday, December 26th, 2016
  • Take a Time-Out

    Dr. Comite says it isn't selfish but self-preservation to take some time away from the madness for yourself.
  • Friday, December 23rd, 2016
  • Portion Control Can be Damage Control

    To help with portion control Dr. Comite says she uses the dessert or salad plate instead of a big plate and doesn't go back for seconds.
  • Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
  • Precision Medicine Doctor Florence Comite

    Precision Medicine Doctor Florence Comite offers tips for battling the holiday bulge.
  • You Can Have it All, Just Not All at Once

    Oprah may have said it best: "You CAN have it all but....not all at ONCE." Precision Medicine Doctor Florence Comite says to pick your pleasure.
  • Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
  • So Much More

    Dr. Casper describes how at the Valley/Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care they have expanded the options when treating cancer, with prehab, massage, and an emphasis on how the family and caregivers cope with the illness.
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
  • Cancer as a Chronic Disease

    Dr. Ephraim Casper says in the future cancer will be treated as a chronic disease, making the location of the Valley/Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Center in the suburbs so much more convenient.
  • Monday, December 19th, 2016
  • Traffic Should Not Be Part of Your Cancer Treatment

    As they say on the Valley/Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care website, traffic should not be part of your cancer treatment.
  • Friday, December 16th, 2016
  • Valley and Mount Sinai: Perfect Together

    Dr. Ephraim Casper says because of the partnership between Valley and Mount Sinai Hospitals, someone with cancer no longer needs to travel into Manhattan for treatment.
  • Dr. Ephraim Casper, Director of Valley/Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

    Oncologist Dr. Ephraim Casper, Director of Valley/Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care discusses how the two hospitals have teamed up to bring compassionate and cutting edge cancer treatment to the northern New Jersey suburbs.
  • Thursday, December 15th, 2016
  • Health and Well Being

    Dr. Nancy Colier says we must be discerning because we can't expect our devices to do it for us. Sadly, we all drank the Kool-Aid when it comes to technology and that's where we put our attention, rather than in people or what is happening around us.
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
  • The Grace in Empty Spaces

    According to Dr. Nancy Colier, being on our phones and other devices all the time doesn't allow for the creativity or peace that comes with being able to spend down time by ourselves, thinking or ruminating.
  • Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
  • Getting Control of Your Inner Reptile

    Dr. Nancy Colier says in many ways being tied to our devices touches that part of our reptile mind that craves eating three bowls of ice cream even though we know it's bad for us.
  • Monday, December 12th, 2016
  • Are You Feeling Twired?

    Dr. Nancy Colier uses "twired," a combination of "tired" and "wired," to describe how people intensely feel they must remain connected with their phones at all times.
  • Friday, December 9th, 2016
  • Dr. Nancy Colier, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and Author of "The Power of Off"

    Dr. Nancy Colier is a Manhattan psychotherapist and author of "The Power of Off." She talks about how use of our devices has really affected our entire world, and not always for the better.
  • Bringing Your Phone into Therapy?

    Dr. Nancy Colier says it used to be you could have conversations with people or make eye contact on the street. Now, people even bring their phones into therapy sessions.
  • Thursday, December 8th, 2016
  • No Substitute for Good Judgment

    Dr. Stieg discusses how helmets are important but sometimes they make kids feel invincible. Helmets are no substitute for good judgment.
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
  • Kids and Concussions

    Dr. Stieg tells us what parents need to know about concussions and how the coach is key.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
  • What Happens on the Sidelines

    Dr. Philip Stieg gives us more information on what they ask injured players on the sidelines if they get knocked in the head.
  • Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • The NFL Response to Concussion

    Dr. Stieg acts as a consultant on the sidelines at NFL games and talks about the NFL response to concussion.
  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016
  • What You May Not Have Known about Concussions

    Dr. Stieg talks about how pre-existing conditions before a person gets a concussion or brain injury can interfere with recovery.
  • Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

    Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, bringing us up to date on concussions.
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016
  • Billions and Billions of Bugs

    Much of the problem with us not getting enough nutrients has a lot to do with the billions and billions of bugs that live within us. These days, they can't cope.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • They Really Don't Mind Needles

    Dr. Comite says some people don't mind the IV needles and prefer them over pills.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
  • Is Hydration Therapy Dangerous?

    Dr. Comite says since the infusion is pre-mixed, there isn't a danger of getting too much.
  • Monday, November 28th, 2016
  • A Really Quick Way to Get Your Vitamins

    Precision Medicine Dr. Florence Comite tells us what hydration therapy is and why it is used.
  • Precision Medicine Dr. Florence Comite

    Precision Medicine Dr. Florence Comite talks about hydration therapy, which uses an IV to inject vitamins and needed nutrients right into the blood stream, bypassing the GI tract. By using hydration therapy there should be no absorption problem.
  • Friday, November 25th, 2016
  • Hearing Yourself Chew

    Paul Kita says loud, noisy rooms can make one over-eat.
  • Thursday, November 24th, 2016
  • What, No Entrée?

    We are almost programmed to eat the most at the actual meal, but Paul Kita says eating tasty nibbles beforehand can make you eat sensibly later.
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
  • Party Smarter

    Paul Kita suggests you load up on fiber and protein before dinner at holiday parties. That way there's less chance of overdoing it later.
  • Paul Kita, Food and Nutrition Editor of Men's Health Magazine

    Food and Nutrition Editor of Men's Health Magazine Paul Kita gives us ways to party smarter during the holidays.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
  • A Steady Hand

    Dr. Seilesh Babu talks about how fixing otosclerosis requires a very steady hand for the microscopic surgery.
  • Monday, November 21st, 2016
  • A Finger in Your Ear

    Dr. Seilesh Babu says before the procedure, it can sound like you have a finger in your ear. Afterward patients are usually in tears, they are so happy.
  • Friday, November 18th, 2016
  • How to Fix Otosclerosis

    Dr. Seilesh Babu describes how they go about fixing this condition.
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016
  • What is Otosclerosis?

    Dr. Seilesh Babu describes what otosclerosis is, how it can have a hereditary component and says it often strikes more women than men. 
  • Dr. Seilesh Babu, Surgeon with the Michigan Ear Institute

    Dr. Seilesh Babu, a surgeon with the Michigan Ear Institute, talks about otosclerosis and the surgery to fix this calcification of the inner ear.
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
  • The Scale Really is Your Friend

    To make you more accountable over the holidays, Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier suggests weighing yourself more often. You can keep a better handle on your weight, rather than being surprised at the end of the year.
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
  • The Danger Zone

    President and CEO of NutriSystem Dawn Zier says with all the socializing between Halloween and New Year's Day, it's easier to just not put those pounds on in the first place, than plot how to take them off afterward. It's estimated to take five months to lose that holiday weight. Zier says with a program like NutriSystem you can take it off much more quickly.
  • Monday, November 14th, 2016
  • Dawn Zier, President and CEO of NutriSystem

    President and CEO of NutriSystem Dawn Zier tells us how to keep the pounds off during the holidays.

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