How’s Your Heart? Understanding Your Risk

February is Heart Health Month – a great time to think about your heart and the hearts of the women you care about.  This episode of Total Health Radio is about women’s heart health – and in it, we talk about how heart attack symptoms differ between men and women.  Check it out.

Mindfulness, the Topic of the Moment — on Total Health Radio

You can’t turn on the TV or search the Web these days without coming across someone talking about mindfulness. Time Magazine even made it this week’s cover story. But what is it, really? For a quick tutorial on what everyone is talking about — and why you may want to try it yourself — listen to this episode of Total Health Radio.

Exclusive bonus clips, as well as other resources and links to information on the topic, are available on Total Health Radio’s official website.

Childhood Vaccinations — Myths and Realities: Total Health Radio

As a parent, there is nothing we feel so strongly as the need to keep our children safe — and not knowing how to best do that can be challenging.  On the topic of childhood vaccinations, there are countless articles to be found on the Web, and for every recommendation for a certain vaccine, there also seems to be a warning.  This episode of Total Health Radio explores the myths and realities of childhood vaccines and presents what should be considered as you make your decision on vaccinating your kids.

Kid Fitness – This Week on Total Health Radio

Kids FitnessIf there are children you care about who are struggling with fitness and weight, you are not alone.  The number of obese children has tripled in the last 20 years.  The prevalence of processed snack foods combined with the growing popularity of sedentary, screen-related activities (watching TV, playing video games, surfing the Web) is a perfect storm when it comes to the fitness levels of our youth.  This week’s Total Health Radio episode explores the challenges today’s youth (and their parents) are up against, and what we can do to help the kids in our lives eat better, reduce their screen time, and become more active.

Diets: The Good, the Fad, and the Ugly

If you are among the countless Americans who have resolved to lose weight in the New Year, you’ll want to hear this week’s episode of Total Health Radio.  The landscape of diets and weight loss plans and schemes can be confusing and overwhelming.  Must we avoid carbs?  Is eating like our cavemen ancestors really the solution to all of our weight issues?  Registered dietician Ricia Taylor with Kaiser Permanente Georgia examines the popularity of these approaches as well as the risks of fad diets, while also offering tips to help simplify your efforts to trim down in 2014.  Listen!

Demystifying Menopause — this week’s Total Health Radio

Menopause is still something a lot of women don’t talk about — and yet it is a significant milestone in their lives and their health. This week’s episode of Total Health Radio explores what happens to our bodies during perimenopause and menopause, and it offers helpful information on when symptoms start and stop and how we can better manage these changes to our bodies.

Heard the Buzz About Caffeine & Kids?

This week’s episode of Total Health Radio explores the many effects caffeine consumption can have on children and teens.  With growing demands at school and with more and more children drinking caffeinated beverages — everything from soda to energy drinks to blended coffee beverages at their favorite coffee house — it’s time to look at how caffeine is affecting our kids’ health.

The Indignities of Pregnancy: Total Health Radio Has the Scoop.

If you are pregnant, or if you know someone who is, you’ll want to listen to this week’s episode of Total Health Radio.  It’s called The Truth About Pregnancy, and it goes beyond the facts that are well-covered on the Internet and dives into the topics no one wants to talk about.  That question you’re too embarrassed to ask even your own OB/GYN?  They ask it on this episode.  Have a listen.

For bonus content — exclusive outtakes from the show and resources for expectant moms — visit the website here.

In Honor of American Diabetes Month, Learn the Basics

This week, Total Health Radio brings you and me an episode all about diabetes — what it is, the effects it can have on the body’s systems, and how to live well with it after diagnosis.  Check it out here.

Men’s Health 101

Our friends at Total Health Radio released their latest podcast today — and this one is all about men’s health.  We all have gentlemen in our lives who do an amazing job avoiding visits to the doctor.  This show explores that behavior and offers helpful advice on how each of us can best support the health and well-being of the men we love — our fathers, brothers, husbands, partners, or friends.

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