Late Night Health Radio

Late Night Health Radio offers a unique, entertaining and informative listening opportunity, while providing an upscale active audience for advertisers. Hosted by Mark Alyn, discusses all aspects of health from a consumers point of view.

Late Night Health features healthcare experts from a variety of traditional and alternative healthcare fields. Putting listeners in the driver’s seat of making healthcare decisions, Late Night Health offers diverse topics from experts throughout the world. Guests from around the United States, Australia, Costa Rica, France, Canada and Israel regular share information on Late Night Health.

Late Night Health covers a myriad of health and wellness topics including dealing with diabetes, weight-loss, obesity and cancer to the latest practices in pain management, stress reduction, preventative health care and even how “ObamaCare” affects all Americans.

In addition to radio show listeners can visit www.latenighthealth.com for all archived shows, along with information about our guests. The Late Night Health Youtube Channel launches in late 2013 with a variety of videos relating to health. Check us out at www.latenighthealth.com.

For a look behind the scenes visit: http://www.latenighthealth.com/a-peek-behind-the-scenes.html 

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH WHEELCHAIR SOLUTIONS Accessories for your wheelchair!!!!!

logo

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

Diabetes: Eat, Chew, Live (part 1)

John Poothullil, MD, FRCP, author of Eat, Chew, Live joins Mark Alyn to talk about one of the biggest epidemics in America, diabetes. Dr. Poothullil talks about a new approach to diabetes, an epidemic that is rapidly expanding around the world. One in 4 adults over 65 in the US being a Type 2 diabetic and 1 in 3 people over age 20...

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

When To Use Natural vs Traditional Healthcare (part 1)

When do you go to a medical doctor or an alternative health professional? Mark and Dr. Greg Celaya discuss when it's appropriate to go to a traditional doctor or another kind of provider. This episode centers on the prevention of major illness or disease as the primary way of not going to any healthcare professional. But life happens...

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

Greed in the Hospice Industry (Part 1)

Margaret Overton, MD joins the Late Night Health Show to talk about Greed in the Hospice Industry and how services have changed in the last 10 years!

While tending to patients as well as her aging parents as both a doctor and a daughter, Margaret Overton realized something about end of life care: dying well requires more than just good medical care.

In her new book Hope for a Cool Pillow (Outpost19, March 1, 2016, Paperback Original), Dr. Overton alternates chapters discussing her patients, her experience with her parents and her time at Harvard Business School’s course on healthcare management, which she took after realizing that our plan for dying well in this country is broken. She wanted to do research on how to fix it for her family as well as for her patients.

Checking in with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health, Dr. Overton can talk listeners through advanced directives and DNRs – which can can be a scary and uncomfortable conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Overton’s Hope for a Cool Pillow provides both factual and emotional frameworks to broach this subject with your loved ones.  She can talk about profit vs. non profit hospice, what the differences are, and what makes the most sense for you and your family. Finding hospice and palliative care is not only a practical decision for a family: it is a sustainability issue for our society as well.

Nuanced and full of compassion, Hope for a Cool Pillow has humor as well as a strong, impassioned argument about how end of life care can be less fraught for people all over the US.

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

Why Doctors Fail Diagnosing and Treating Patients (Part 1)

Saul J. Weiner, M.D., and Alan Schwartz, PH.D., join Mark Alyn to talk about their new book,Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care. The book is based on 10 years of groundbreaking research conducted by the authors and explains how and why doctors commonly fail when diagnosing and treating patients. With federal grants, Weiner and Schwartz conducted studies, which first sent actors, called Unannounced Standardized Patients (“USPs”) and then real patients, to hundreds of doctor’s visits with hidden audio-recording devices so that the research team could listen and analyze the results of the visits. This is their story.

The focus behind the experiments was to find out how often doctors picked up on “contextual red flags” alluded to by the patients. These are clues that something is going on in a patient’s life that needs to be addressed for a care plan to be effective.  So, if a patient drops clues that he is unable to afford an expensive brand name medication after losing health insurance coverage, then Weiner and Schwartz would observe whether the doctor picks up on the clues and prescribes a lower-cost generic medicine. The studies document that physicians are frequently overlooking crucial clues about patients’ individual life circumstances and making medical errors as a result. These mistakes by doctors are costly and pervasive and can be prevented. Weiner and Schwartz explain how doctors and other health-care professionals can learn to listen better, ask the right questions, and get better results.

In their interview with Mark, Saul and Alan will discuss:

  • Some of the most surprising things they learned while conducting these experiments—stories from the trenches revealed by the actors and patients that went into the doctors’ offices undercover
  • Why doctors so frequently miss patient clues that they are struggling – termed “contextual red flags” –  even when these red flags seem obvious to the reader
  • What our medical schools can do to better train health care professionals to listen and engage with patients on an individual level so that patients’ health care outcomes are better
  • Why contextualized care is more cost effective and why it doesn’t have to take any more time out of a busy doctor’s day than the current way care is delivered.
  • What patients can do to better their, or a loved one’s, care if they don’t feel their health-care professionals are listening to them

The book is available from Oxford University Press and can be bought online via Amazon, Oxford, or another retailer and you can find out more about Saul and Alan on their website:http://www.contextualizingcare.org

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

Medication for 7,000 Rare Disorders (Part 1)

Mark speaks with Abbey Meyers, founder and past President of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), about the launch of her new book Orphan Drugs: A Global Crusade 

Ms. Meyers opens up about the struggles she had in getting a proper diagnosis for her son, who was eventually diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, followed by additional struggles to get treatment option that was safe and effective.   The talks about her unwavering efforts that ultimately supported the enactment of the groundbreaking “Orphan Drug Act of 1983”

Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Meyers served as the consumer representative on theNational Commission on Orphan Diseases (1986-89), the NIH Human Gene Therapy Subcommittee, the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC), the FDA Biological Response Modifiers Committee, and the HHS National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee. She was also an Honorary President of the European Organization for Rare Disorders (EURORDIS) and currently hold the honorary title of President Emeritus of NORD.

Ms. Meyers asserts to Mark, “One day, I wish everyone dealing with the pain and misery of the 7,000 rare disorders will have access to a treatment that will alleviate their symptoms.”

For more information on Orphan Drugs: A Global Crusade, Abbey Meyers and to download the book in its entirety please visit: www.AbbeySMeyers.com.

  • (Download)
  • (Download)

KatNap Fitness - Role Models In Fitness (Part 1)

Kat Napolitano, of KatNap Fitness, joins Mark Alyn on Late Night Health Radio to talk about role models in fitness. Think these things don't make a difference? Think again!

Role models still affect us all at any age and this is particularly true in the fitness world where we are still only seeing skinny, chiseled and muscled trainers to inspire us to workout. But statistics show that this isn't working. 60% of American adults still don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, and over 25% of adults are not active at all.

There is a sea change in many industries of more realistic role models for body image starting to appear. Oprah is probably the most well-known headliner to bring a new image to health and weight loss as the new face of Weight Watchers and it is making a major impact. For the FIRST TIME EVER, Sports Illustrated put a curvy model on one of the covers (you go Ashley Graham!) Barbie just launched a new line of dolls to reflect the changes in what we see as beauty.