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 Managing Your Weight With Mindful Eating


Did you know that Americans spend about two and half hours eating a day—and more than half of that time, we’re also doing something else like working, driving, reading, watching TV, or focusing on an electronic device? Multi-tasking during meals means that most of us are not fully aware of what we’re feeding ourselves. Because this lack of awareness may be contributing to the national obesity epidemic and other health issues, the concept of mindful eating has been introduced as a weight-loss approach to help turn the focus to when and what we’re consuming as our guests will talk about with us today. — Listen Now

 Bullying Prevention 101


According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, bullying is a serious public health concern with potentially disastrous effects on children of all ages and walks of life. While bullying is not new to growing up, it is getting new attention. To combat its effect and empower kids in crisis, New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act or DASA requires all schools to implement anti-bullying policies. DASA also requires schools to have one or more staff members handle reports of bullying, so children know where to seek help. These local efforts and more about what we can do to stand up to bullying is what our expert guests will address with us on this episode. — Listen Now

 Human Trafficking


Today we’re talking about modern day slavery or what is commonly referred to as human trafficking. Each year millions of people are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States according to our Department of Homeland Security. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Within the safety and comfort of our homes, it seems hard to believe that human trafficking exists in our society—and perhaps even in our own neighborhood. In reality it is a prevalent issue that requires everyone’s attention and help to protect individuals of all walks of life as our guests will discuss on Well Said. — Listen Now

 What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer


This episode of Well Said is helping to spread the word about a disease that is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated one woman in 78 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime with over 22,000 new cases diagnosed this year alone and more than 14,000 women who will die from the disease. Jill Whyte, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Zucker School of Medicine and associate chief of gynecologic oncology for Northwell Health Physician Partners, Central Region, and Mychal (Mychi) Grodstein, a physician assistant in obstetrics/gynecology in the Northwell Health Central Region Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Mychi has a family history of ovarian cancer and is a BRCA mutation carrier. — Listen Now

 Surprise! It’s a Medical Bill


Many of us have received a bill in the mail for medical services that has taken us completely by surprise. In fact, one in six Americans have received unexpected and often sky-high charges that they unknowingly incurred after getting care from a doctor or hospital. That’s why so-called “surprise billing” has become a hot button issue at both the federal and local levels in the U.S. Nine states to date have adopted policies to protect consumers.  — Listen Now

 Maintaining Your Stride


Joining us for a discussion about foot and ankle injury assessment, treatment, and prevention are medical experts: Adam Bitterman, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine and an orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist at Northwell Health’s Orthopaedic Institute at Huntington, and Randy Cohn, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Zucker School of Medicine and team orthopaedic surgeon for Hofstra University as well as several Long Island high schools. He also serves as the director of Northwell Health’s Dance Medicine and Performing Arts Program, Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, and as the medical director of the Hofstra University Athletic Training Program.  — Listen Now

 Sudden and Silent: What You Need to Know About Brain Aneurysm


Talking with us about brain aneurysm causes, consequences, treatment, research, and the road to recovery is David Chalif, MD, associate professor of medicine, neurology and surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine as well as chief of vascular neurosurgery and director of the Brain Aneurysm Center at Northwell Health. Dr. Chalif is joined by a patient who will share her very recent and inspirational story after suffering a brain aneurysm. — Listen Now

 It Can Happen in an Instant: Traumatic Brain Injury


According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury or TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  In 2014 alone, more than 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were attributed to TBI, including over 830,000 of these health events among children. Such alarming statistics over recent years have sparked numerous local and national campaigns to boost awareness and prevention of TBI, but how much better or more significant is the problem today? — Listen Now

 Mind Over Bladder


If you’re dealing with urinary incontinence (UI) or loss of bladder control, you are not alone! More than 13 million Americans of all ages and walks of life deal with this common and sometimes embarrassing condition, including women who represent about 85% of those who suffer. — Listen Now

 Anatomical Gift: Giving Life After Death New Meaning


Would you consider giving your body to science once you die? From helping aspiring doctors to learn how the body works and furthering medical research to providing a practical and financially conscious alternative to traditional burial, whole body donation, also called an anatomical gift, can allow for real and lasting ways to support medical advances that impact the lives of future generations. — Listen Now

 Taking Pride in LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness


As we observe the month of Pride, a time for celebrating LGBTQ+ individuals across the nation, our latest episode will focus on the health and well being of members of this community. — Listen Now

 Caring for Chronic Wounds


We’ve all had our share of bruises, breaks, cuts and scrapes that hurt and eventually heal. But that is not the case for more than 6.7 million Americans who deal with chronic, non-healing wounds as a result of cancer treatment, surgical procedures, burns, trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, and a host of other conditions. — Listen Now

Time to Get Heart Smart for Women


Did you know that women are far more likely to die of heart disease than from all forms of cancer? Despite numerous national campaigns over the years to bring greater attention to women and heart disease, recent surveys suggest that lack of awareness remains a problem for women of all walks of life. — Listen Now

More Than Just the Baby Blues


Postpartum depression or PPD is a common complication of childbearing that impacts more than a million women per year. Like so many mental health conditions, PPD can be hard to spot and is clouded by a sense of shame and stigma that keeps women from seeking the support they need. — Listen Now

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Considering Plastic Surgery? What You Need to Know


Exactly how much does appearance matter? Apparently a lot. Statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the US in 2018—nearly a quarter million more than 2017. — Listen Now

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Talking About a Genetic Testing Revolution


Over the past decade, genetic testing has moved beyond the setting of the research laboratory and is routinely offered in specialized medical genetics clinics and physician offices to identify the genetic cause of disease and predisposition to a genetic condition. There are also direct to consumer DNA testing kits that can reveal information regarding ancestry, risk to specific diseases, and even paternity. — Listen Now

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Giving the Gift of Life


Did you know that New York lags behind the rest of the nation when it comes to organ donation? Listen to Well Said to learn more about what you can do to increase awareness and provide support to thousands of people waiting for life-saving transplants.   — Listen Now

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Marijuana as Medicine


More than 30 states sanction marijuana for medical indications, and ten have made it available for recreational use. What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana? What are the risks and benefits?  — Listen Now

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Taking Control of Your Healthcare


Do you know what’s inside your medical record? Ever wonder what your doctor is jotting down during your office visit? For many people, it’s all too easy to leave their health information in the hands of physicians and hospitals, but patient advocates argue that’s a big mistake. — Listen Now

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Making the Most of Your Doctor Appointment


Most experts believe that time spent in the hospital could be better if patients had a clear understanding of what was going on and what to expect. It’s a call for cooperation and transparency in healthcare that requires more effective communication between patients and their families, as well as physicians and other professionals in the hospital. — Listen Now

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Caring for Your Aging Parent


It’s no secret that age is catching up with us. A release by the US Census Bureau predicts that older adults will outnumber children for the first time in our nation’s history by the year 2030. This means that more people will take the lead in caring for their senior parents, family members and neighbors—a trend that includes over 40 million Americans today who serve as unpaid caregivers for an adult age 65 and up, many with major health issues. — Listen Now

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Clearing the air about e-cigs and vaping


Go for a walk down any city street in America and you’ll see that electronic or “E” cigarettes seem to be everywhere. Yet there is so much unknown about the safety of e-cigarettes or even if they help in quitting smoking. To help clear the air about this growing trend we’re speaking with Patricia Folan, RN, DNP, CTTS, director of Northwell Health’s Center for Tobacco Control, and Heather Hugelmeyer, LCSW, program director of the Garden City Treatment Center, an outpatient clinic for the substance use disorder treatment. — Listen Now

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Breaking addiction shame and stigma


It’s a public health issue that has touched all of us in some way. Tune in for a timely talk about substance use disorders and the epidemic with local experts, Sandeep Kapoor, MD, professor of medicine and emergency at Zucker School of Medicine, and Jeffrey Reynolds, PhD, president and CEO of the Family and Children’s Association, who lead programs that are working to reduce the shame and stigma associated with addiction to help those in crisis in our community. — Listen Now

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What every man needs to know about prostate cancer


Did you know that almost every man will get prostate cancer if he lives long enough? Learn about the latest in detection, diagnosis, and treatment options for prostate cancer, including when and when not to pursue aggressive care, with leading experts from Northwell Health and Zucker School of Medicine, Louis Kavoussi, MD, chair of urology, and Louis Potters, MD, chair of radiation medicine. — Listen Now

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Vaccination Myths and Misconceptions


Tune in for a two-part series on vaccinations, including timely information about flu protection and a discussion of the nationwide debate about required vaccination for preventable diseases. Featured guests are Bruce Farber, MD, chief of division of infectious diseases at Northwell Health, and Janice John, DO, professor of science education and pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine.

Part I: The Great Flu Debate Listen Now

Part II: To Vaccinate or Not to VaccinateListen Now