Payoffs from Losing Just Five Pounds
If you resolved to lose weight at the beginning of the year, but haven’t reached your goal, here’s some good news. You really don’t have to lose that much weight to reap huge health benefits.
Smell Test to Detect Brain Disease
A simple smell test could provide a quick and inexpensive way to identify those at high risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Weekend anchor Marty Gonzalez on “KRON 4 Morning News Weekend” is a willing test subject for the Alzheimer’s peanut butter test.
Skin Cancer Kills — Don’t Let It Get You
One third of U.S. adults are getting sunburned each year which raises their risk of skin cancer. Getting just one sunburn every two years can triple your risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. I was diagnosed with skin cancer in August 2013. For my story, click here.
Find out what you need to know for healthy aging, that is, how to sidestep “getting old”…. from low testosterone (and its effects on sex drive and belly fat) to prostate cancer, robotic surgery, and osteopenia. Emmy Award-winning news anchor John Kessler, and Karen Owoc address a range of medical symptoms and treatments with Dr. Neil Okamura and Dr. Mark Lollar of San Ramon Regional Medical Center/John Muir Health.
Anxiety and Depression in Men
Three men/boys kill themselves every hour of every day. Would you recognize the symptoms if your son, husband, father or friend is depressed? Men generally don’t show the “classic” signs of depression nor do they typically reach out for help or seek medical attention.
Even trained clinicians are less likely to correctly diagnose depression in men than in women. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Will Courtenay, “The Men’s Doc”, an internationally-recognized expert on men’s emotional health. We discuss the symptoms and causes leading up to depression in men, including postpartum depression in men. (Yes, really!)
It wasn’t that long ago that actor and comedian Robin Williams shocked the world by killing himself. Williams battled drug and alcohol abuse for decades and had open heart surgery in 2009. Heart patients often experience anxiety after their cardiac event.
This episode also includes a three-minute segment on “Pet Health”. Pets often help alleviate depression. Find out how to care for your senior pet with San Ramon veterinarian Dr. Glen Weber.
Male hormone production decreases as men age. Find out what to expect and how to cope with the changes.
Revolutionary Hair Restoration
The painful truth for some 35 million men is that hair loss is inevitable. Hair restoration surgery offers a way to permanently reduce bald patches, but not without some unfavorable results. Find out how a new ground-breaking device can solve some of the technical challenges of this procedure.
Color blindness affects many Americans, but it is often misunderstood.
Laptops and Sperm Health
Heat from laptops can affect male fertility. Find out the best way to
use them without damaging your sperm.
Men surpass women in disease and death but aren’t diligent about getting routine check-ups.
Male Hearing Loss
Men far outnumber women when it comes to hearing loss. Find out why and how to prevent it.