The Healthy Aging Show’s first—and continuing—attempt to get information about how we can all be more healthy was as a radio show for a local audience. We simply wanted to provide a forum for the mass of valuable information that we encountered as owners and operators of a business that provided in-home, non-medical health care services in Lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.

The response was incredible and then the light went on!

We found that the audience for this information was huge! And because we enjoyed the process of searching out and developing this useful information—and found it was important to our listeners—we looked for a way to broaden our audience.

The easiest and most effective way to do that was via the Internet.

So, was born.

What follows is an easy-to-access listing of the hundreds of programs that we have broadcast in the past 6 years. Listen to them right here on your desktop or laptop computer. Or download an entire show or just a segment that interests you and listen on your computer, your mp3 player or a smartphone.

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Reason for Getting Up in the Morning – Richard Leider on Purpose — Allergy & Depression — Trading a Beer Gut for Brain Power

Why do you get up in the morning? What gets your juices flowing?
Finding meaning in our lives is a journey and some get it early and others it takes a lifetime. Finding satisfaction in what we do, making a difference can truly consist of very small acts. Richard Leider is Founder and Chairman of Inventure Group in Minneapolis. which is dedicated to helping people live passionately for today and purposefully for tomorrow. Richard is the author of eight books, including three best sellers, and his work has been translated into 21 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field.

Allergies Can Increase the Risk of Depression
A wave of emerging research suggests that may be the case. While there’s no firm evidence that allergies cause depression, large studies show that allergy sufferers do seem to be at higher risk of depression.

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Hearing Loss- Prevention and Solutions – Dr. Andrew Parker / Medical Identity Theft – Katalin Goencz

Hearing Loss- Prevention and Solutions

Loss of hearing may come on as we age, however choosing to live with it or to take corrective action is a something we can control and something which can significantly effect our quality of life. Dr. Andrew Parker, a Ear, Nose and Throat doctor in Norwalk, CT discusses causes, prevention and solutions.

Medical Identity Theft

Not as widely known as your run of the mill Identity Theft, Medical Identity Theft can have a far more dangerous impact on a person. While it involves finances, it has the ability to undermine someones ability to get medical care, insurance and even a job. While the threat is known, means to thwart it are still being developed. The public knowledge of this is still relatively small. Katalin Goencz of MedBillAssist in Stamford, CT discusses how this affects each of us and what we can do to protect ourselves.

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Area Agency on Aging – Marie Allen, New CPR Techniques, Asphasia, Medication Mis-Management, Caregiving Corner, Aging Children with Autism

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Nurse Advocacy – Someone in Your Corner of Health Care

Healthcare Advocates – What are they? What do they Do? Where do I Find Them?

The more complicated medicine and healthcare becomes, it seems that more of the decision making falls upon the patient. A variety of options offered a patient by medical providers leaves patients and their families confused as to what the right next step should be.
Whether an elderly person suffering from multiple health issues to a young person dealing with a serious diagnosis left adrift in the system can often be a scary thing.

Over the past several years, a new profession has emerged that offers patients someone right in their corner who can advise, intervene, comfort and accompany a patient through what may be life changing issues.

Paula Flynn and her partner Pat Murphy are both Registered Nurses with about 60 years experience in healthcare. Based in New Canaan, CT, Paula Flynn joined Dennis and Dawn to discuss Nurse Advocates, their roles and benefits to the patient.

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Home-care Benefits for the Veteran

In the early 1950’s a little known benefit for veterans was born. in 2011 unfortunately, it still is little known. Qualifying veterans can receive a supplemental pension by virtue of attaining the age of 65, needing help with an “activity of daily living”, served for 90 consecutive days in the military one day of which was during a declared war. Being in a war zone is NOT a requirement. If certain asset and income requirements are met, the veteran or their surviving spouse may be eligible for funds to assist with home-care needs.

Ramon Agosto Veterans Service Officer for the State of Connecticut is our guest and provides a comprehensive review of this most important benefit.

Ramon Agosto
Veterans Service Officer
Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Office of Advocacy and Assistance75 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-336-2570
Fax: 203-336-2569


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Heart Health – How Women’s Heart Issues Differ from Men – Dr. Thomas Nero

Understanding differences in how women are diagnosed for heart issues as well as symptoms they experience is a matter of life and death. Until recently, diagnosis followed a similar path as men. Doctors now know that the two sexes can vary significantly. We met with Dr. Thomas Nero a Stamford, CT based cardiologist to discuss heart health and specifically differences between the sexes. This is the first part of Dr. Nero’s interview. Aired 5-8-10

Dr. Thomas Nero is a cardiologist practicing in Stamford, CT. His specialty is Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health (Columbus). He did his residency at Beth Israel Med Center. His certifications include; – Internal Medicine 1998; Board Certified – Echocardiography 2001 Board Eligible – Nuclear Cardiology (Level II)2001 Board Certified – Cardiovascular Disease 2001 Fellow American College of Cardiology; Board Certified – Diplomat – Interventional Cardiology 2002-SCAI Pending



Long Hours at Work May Boost Heart Attack Risk – People who work an average of 11 or more hours per day have a 67% higher risk of suffering a heart attack or dying from heart disease than people who work a standard seven- to eight-hour day, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Fish Oil May Prevent Symptoms of Postpartum Depression – Postpartum depression can affect up to 25% of new mothers during the first year after delivery, but researchers say there may be a relatively easy way to lower that risk — starting before women give birth.

Decoding Cancer – The first map of breast cancer genomes could revolutionize patient care.

Report sets new dietary intake levels for vitamin D and calcium
In recent years, many studies have suggested that we take much more vitamin D than we do now — especially those of us living in northern climes who may get too little sunlight to produce adequate amounts in the skin. Harvard Health Publications

Meat or beans: What will you have? – Ask a red-blooded, all-American guy what he wants for dinner, and he’s likely to ask for a steak or roast. Ask for a second choice, and it might be a burger or chop. Keep asking, and you may eventually come up with chicken or fish. But despite persistent questioning, our average gent is not likely to request beans. Harvard Health Publications


Gerontologist Sheryl Inglat discusses care giving issues on Value System of the Elderly and Keeping the Kids Visiting and Involved with Mom or Dad.


Understanding Oncology – Talking to a Cancer Doctor

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Have you met a Hospitalist – Meet Dr. Franklin Loria

With the development of new cures and treatment in medicine, you didn’t think that the delivery of health care was going to remain unchanged did you? Whether by necessity, insurance company mandates or the sheer lack of time, delivery of care to a hospitalized patient has shifted in many places from the primary care physician to a new group of internal medical doctors, also known as Hospitalists. As the name implies, these doctors practice where there are hospitalized patients. Because family doctors are forced to see more patients than ever, their time is so limited that to be effective, they arrange for these in hospital professionals to oversee the needs and treatment of their patients. And the system works. It is becoming more and more adopted across the country.

Dr. Franklin Loria is Director of Hospitalists at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT. Having been an internist in private practice, he saw the need for this class of doctors years before many of these programs were launched. His description of the hospitalist, health care delivery and careers in medicine are both informative and refreshing. 04/10/11



Nice to Meet You – Patients unfamiliar with HM require education, reassurance,and a comforting approach.

Patient Satisfaction: the Hospitalist’s Role

What is a Hospitalist?: Who is the doctor? Why isn’t my physician coming to see me in the hospital?

Asthma – Dr. Paul Sachs – Help for the Sufferer – Education for Everyone

Try breathing through a straw ( a thin straw) with a noe clip on and walking up a flight of stairs. That’s the way Dr. Paul Sachs describes the plight of the asthma sufferer. If you never had it, you might not be able to appreciate how it feels. Understanding this condition should help both sufferers and others to deal with it and how a normal way of life is achievable.

Dr. Paul Sachs is Director of Pulmonary Medicine at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT. A graduate of New York University School of Medicine, he did residency at New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center and fellowships with Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Sachs is affiliated also with Pukmonary Associates of Stamford.



Parental Stress Increases Kids’ Risk of Asthma
Acid Reflux Drugs No Help for Asthma

What Is Asthma?

Adult-Onset Asthma

Geriatric Care Managers – Joan Garbow


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