W4Cy & W4Vet 04/19/2018

Dr. Ken Redcross, M.D., internal medicine and concierge doctor. His topic today is Hit the Refresh Button: These Three “D” Spring Health Hacks Pay Huge Dividends.

Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling. As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’ patient portfolio includes C-level business executives, athletes and professionals in the entertainment industry, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life including college students, young professionals, busy parents and retirees. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan.

With extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including “The Doctors,” “The Insider” and E! Entertainment Television, Redcross frequently shares his expertise in managing everyday health challenges to a broad audience. He has also authored numerous consumer-focused health articles for MSN Latino and Everyday Health.

Redcross earned his medical degree from the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. During his training, he participated in fellowships in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, to fulfill his passion in serving the under-served while enhancing his medical fluency in Spanish. After completing his residency, Redcross co-founded and served as president of Medi-Stop, an urgent care, walk-in clinic in California, treating minor medical ailments. He is based in New York, but travels across the country as his concierge practice requires. For more information go to http://drredcross.com

 

Our second guest is Grace Gold a beauty expert who will share the latest trends in skincare, hair and fashion, and reveal her top tips to freshen up your beauty routine.

Grace Gold is a beauty, wellness, and lifestyle expert who provides expertise on-air, in print and online. Her work lends an informed perspective with over 14 years of reporting experience. She has contributed to the TODAY show and ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliate stations cross country, magazines including Marie Claire, BRIDES and Redbook, and digital sites Vogue, Elle, SELF, and Women’s Health. Grace’s mission is to help you feel and look your best. She informs in a friendly and positive tone, with down-to-earth candor and solutions that really work. Gracegold.com

 

Our last guest is Dr. Kalynn Rohde, a clinical pharmacist with UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She will discuss how to properly store and dispose of old medicines to help prevent poisoning of children and pets, misuse by teens and adults, and other problems that could arise from accidentally taking a wrong or expired medicine. Dr. Rohde also talks about how to protect the environment from damage by chemicals.

Dr. Kalynn Rohde, a clinical pharmacist with UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Rohde represents UNC Health Care, which was honored with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety. The award is offered in collaboration by the ASHP Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation.  in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Rohde represents UNC Health Care, which was honored with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Medication Safety. The award is offered in collaboration by the ASHP Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation.  For more information go to Unchealthcare.org

Fairfax Radio Channel 36 4/17/2018

Our first guest is Cynthia Fabian, Literary Expert and Author. She is a writer and author of six books, living the quiet life in Venice, Florida.  She is a retired teacher of English and ELL, she has a passion for helping children learn. Working in the inner city of New York, she found her mission to write children’s books. Her reason for writing The Counting Game is one that was important as 7% of the student population has dyscalculia.  So, it is the first book of its kind addressing a serious issue in a humorous way. Cynthia is a ghostwriter finding a way to help many people who wish to tell their stories. For more information go to her website at fabianwriter.com

 

 

Our next guest is James Anderson’s discussing his newest novel LULLABY ROAD was just released by Crown, the second novel featuring Ben Jones. It has received raves from The New York Times Book ReviewThe Associated Press; Huffington Post, Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, The Deseret News, and many other publications. At least two dozen newspapers have picked up The Associated Press review.  

James Anderson was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of Reed College, and received his MFA in creative writing from Pine Manor College. His first novel was The Never-Open Desert Diner. His short fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including The Bloomsbury Review, New Letters, Solstice Magazine, and others. He currently divides his time between Colorado and Oregon.unded and ran Breitenbush Books from 1976 – 1991, a small book publishing company based in Portland, Oregon.  During his tenure, Breitenbush Books won an unprecedented three Western States Book Awards, which were juried by the renowned Robert Penn Warren, N. Scott Momaday, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jonathan Galassi and others.

Other jobs have included stints as a logger, commercial fisherman, car salesman and, briefly, truck driver. In the late 1990s Anderson co-produced the documentary film Tara’s Daughters about Tibetan women in exile, narrated by Susan Sarandon. The film won Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival in 2002. The principal photography of a second film, Zydeco By Birth, which he wrote and directed, about the history of zydeco and creole music, was completed in 2003 but was unreleased. The film is now in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

His debut novel, The Never-Open Desert Diner (Caraval Books; Feb. 2015) received rave reviews, including from Marilyn Stasio in The NYTimes who said “…A wondrously strange first novel by James Anderson….a voice that’s…well, high, dry and severely beautiful…Anderson is one fine storyteller.” As a result of all the raves Anderson received, Crown publishers, a division of Random House, released bought the rights from Caravel Books and released The Never-Open Desert Diner in both hardcover and paperback, and signed on Anderson for two more novels, featuring Ben Jones, the down-on-his luck truck driver whose route takes him back and forth across one of the most desolate and beautiful regions of the Utah desert. For more information go to jamesandersonauthor.com

 

Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association is a visionary and results-focused leader who has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs.

She has held a variety of executive positions, including serving as professional staff for a Congressional committee, and has policy expertise in the diverse areas of integrative and complementary medicine, managed care, healthcare technology and mental health. An advocate at heart, she has worked to strategically advance the mission and vision of organizations through effective advocacy and strong collaboration. Prior to Organic & Natural Health, Howard served as executive director for both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools. During her nearly 10-year tenure at AANP, she built a sustainable infrastructure, significantly improved financial performance, established a strong federal presence and supported multiple state association advocacy efforts for licensure. Also during this time, the naturopathic medicine profession established itself as a key component of comprehensive healthcare for the future. For more information go to organicandnatural.org