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Christopher  SpringmannBody Language brings the listener into a conversation about how consumers can empower themselves to influence their own outcomes through increased health literacy, awareness of diverse treatment options, and emerging medical science.

Body Language explores the immergence of integrative health and wellness, as traditional Western medicine convergences with the mind, body, spirit approach of Eastern healing traditions.
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Atrial Fibrillation: Getting Back In Rhythm with Barry Manilow
Atrial Fibrillation: Getting Back In Rhythm with Barry Manilow
Guest(s):Dr. Marcus Wharton, MD; artist Barry Manilow
Topic Info:Our body sends us messages continually about the state of our health, and if you feel your heart start to skip a beat or a fluttering feeling in your chest, you should take that message seriously. We’ll first hear atrial fibrillation patient and music ...
Original Air Date:6 / 11 / 2012
Vitamins & Supplements: What’s REALLY In The Bottle?
Vitamins & Supplements: What’s REALLY In The Bottle?
Guest(s):James Griffiths
Topic Info:Dietary supplements are a 28 billion dollar a year business in the United States alone, yet the industry is essentially self-regulated and built on consumer trust. The question is, then, how can you, as a consumer, be sure that what you buy in the dietar ...
Original Air Date:4 / 27 / 2012
Electronics Waste Disposal: A Global Toxic Problem
Electronics Waste Disposal:  A Global Toxic Problem
Guest(s):Bruce Fowler, Ph.D, Toxicologist
Topic:Recycling
Topic Info:Out of sight, out of mind. Well, that’s certainly one way to get rid of a problem, but when the problem is electronic waste, computers, monitors and printers either dumped in a landfill or shipped to Africa or Asia, the consequences of the toxic waste ...
Original Air Date:4 / 20 / 2012
Replace Your Arthritic Knee & Extend Your Life?
Replace Your Arthritic Knee & Extend Your Life?
Guest(s):Dr. Scott Lovald
Topic Info:Is it possible that knee replacement surgery can literally extend your life? Well, yes, that’s the finding of a new study of Medicare patients who had knee replacements. As a group they had lower rates of heart disease three years after surgery, and th ...
Original Air Date:4 / 13 / 2012
Defying Multiple Sclerosis with a Year of Pasta, Wine & Friends
Defying Multiple Sclerosis with a Year of Pasta, Wine & Friends
Guest(s):Ronda Giangreco
Topic Info:One day, author Ronda Giangreco was a healthy, vibrant woman busy planning her next big dinner party. Twenty-four hours later, she was a disabled woman, with sudden onset Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Ronda made the audacious vow to her husband that she would ...
Original Air Date:3 / 30 / 2012
How Families Can Live With Autism
How Families Can Live With Autism
Guest(s):Scott Fogo and Cathy Pratt
Topic Info:Autism produces unseen but very real emotional, physical and economic costs for families living with this spectrum disorder, facts well-known to the people at Easter Seals, the leading non-profit provider for autism services . Parents of children with au ...
Original Air Date:3 / 30 / 2012
Cancer Surgery: Living With A Disappointing Outcome
Cancer Surgery: Living With A Disappointing Outcome
Guest(s):Terri Tate (patient); and Michael Sullivan, MD
Topic Info:Patient Terri Tate and surgeon Dr. Michael Sullivan get together for the first time in 15 years. It’s the real life story about an oral cancer survivor given a 2% chance to live; and the extraordinary relationship she developed with her surgeon, discu ...
Original Air Date:3 / 30 / 2012
The Reality of Cancer & Realistic Expectations
The Reality of Cancer & Realistic Expectations
Guest(s):Terri Tate (patient); and Michael Sullivan, MD
Topic Info:Patient Terri Tate and surgeon Dr. Michael Sullivan get together for the first time in 15 years. It’s the real life story about an oral cancer survivor given a 2% chance to live; and the extraordinary relationship she developed with her surgeon, discu ...
Original Air Date:3 / 30 / 2012
Menarche: Talking About First Menstruation
Menarche: Talking About First Menstruation
Guest(s):Teresa Knight, MD, FACOG (Ob/Gyn)
Topic Info:Menarche refers to a girl’s first menstrual cycle. It usually begins at the age of 11, but can occur any time between the ages of 8-13. A gynecologist should be consulted if menarche does not occur till the age of 16. In the United States, the aver ...
Original Air Date:3 / 23 / 2012
The First Time: Menstruation & Parental Communication
The First Time:  Menstruation & Parental Communication
Guest(s):Teresa Knight, MD, FACOG (Ob/Gyn)
Topic Info:Health literacy begins at home with effective communications between parent and child, especially about predictable “milestones” in development. Ob/Gyn Dr. Teresa Knight and Christopher Springmann discuss “first time” menstruation experiences and ...
Original Air Date:3 / 23 / 2012
And The Blind Shall See: Resolving Congenital Retinal Diseases
And The Blind Shall See: Resolving Congenital Retinal Diseases
Guest(s):Jean Bennett, MD
Topic Info:Dr. Jean Bennett discusses the startling results of her work with five children and seven adults, from Belgium, Italy and the United states, with a type of Leber’s congenital amaurosis, rare but serious congenital retinal diseases. The researchers inje ...
Original Air Date:3 / 23 / 2012
COPD Awareness – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD Awareness – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Guest(s):John Walsh, Director of the COPD Foundation & Dr. Byron Thomashow.
Topic Info:A discussion of COPD, or "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," is a condition that affects the lungs. It includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. COPD symptoms include breathlessness and symptoms can worsen over time. As the disease gets worse, ...
Original Air Date:3 / 23 / 2012
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk:  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Guest(s):Mary Roach, author of “Bonk”
Topic Info:Mary Roach is not like other science writers. She doesn't write about genes or black holes or Schrödinger's cat. Instead, she ventures out to the fringes of science, where the oddballs ponder how cadavers decay (in her debut, Stiff) and whether you can w ...
Original Air Date:3 / 16 / 2012
Sexual Physiology: What Happens & Why & How to Make It Better
Sexual Physiology: What Happens & Why & How to Make It Better
Guest(s):Mary Roach, author of “Bonk”
Topic Info:Mary Roach is not like other science writers. She doesn't write about genes or black holes or Schrödinger's cat. Instead, she ventures out to the fringes of science, where the oddballs ponder how cadavers decay (in her debut, Stiff) and whether you can w ...
Original Air Date:3 / 16 / 2012
“The Viagra Diaries” Sex and Relationships Beyond 70
“The Viagra Diaries”  Sex and Relationships Beyond 70
Guest(s):Barbara Rose Brooker, Author
Topic Info:Anny Applebaum is seventy and writes The Viagra Diaries, a San Francisco weekly column researching sixty-plus boomers looking for love. She places ads on Internet singles sites and interviews men over sixty. Is love possible in the Viagra generation? Divo ...
Original Air Date:3 / 16 / 2012
Spirituality & Nursing
Spirituality & Nursing
Guest(s):Dr. Suzanne Campbell & nurse Joyce Shea
Topic Info:Nurses often develop extraordinary and lasting relationships with patients and families . . . and part of that connection comes from learning to respect people’s spirituality, as well as their mind and body, all part of cultural competence and sensitivi ...
Original Air Date:3 / 16 / 2012
Change & Transformation: Do Self-Help Books Really Work? Featured
True Love Between The Covers? Just Read On...
True Love Between The Covers?  Just Read On...
Guest(s):MK Mueller, author of 8 To Great; plus first-person testimonials with MK guests Dr. Julian Gasper, Glenn Boycheck, and Michael Lawson
Topic Info:Are you ready to learn how to be happier and healthier? Are you ready to love your life, your job and yourself? Are you ready to live the world's simplest and most powerful positive attitude formula? The power is in the process. Everyone is lookin ...
Original Air Date:3 / 9 / 2012
Is There A Virtual Mom In Your Future?
Is There A Virtual Mom In Your Future?
Guest(s):MK M Hannah Keeley, mother of seven, spokesperson for Kleenex
Topic Info:Nearly six-in-10 Americans (57%) agree that when they’re sick, nothing is better than being “mothered.” That’s why Kleenex brand facial tissues created www.GetMommed.com – to offer people a little extra mothering from virtual moms during the tim ...
Original Air Date:3 / 9 / 2012
Health Profession Training: Vocational vs. Traditional Education
Health Profession Training: Vocational vs. Traditional Education
Guest(s):Al Nederhood, Senior Executive Vice President, American Career College
Topic Info:A discussion of vocational vs. traditional health professional career education and why “traditional” school are failing to address their student’s needs.
Original Air Date:3 / 9 / 2012
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