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The official Podcast from the Health Channel featuring conversations with health and wellbeing experts that can make a difference in the way you feel. The Health Channel is a service of South Florida PBS.
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Autism Heroes
Guest host, Sandra Viktorova leads a live discussion on Autism and the positive, long-term effects of early engagement -- featuring profiles on four individuals who have beaten the odds thanks to sports and music. Invitees: Haley Moss, Attorney & Autism Self-Advocate and Jennifer Feinstein, Case Manager UM-NSU CARD
September 09, 2021
Are there new ways to treat thyroid cancer?
Endocrinology surgeons Dr. Robert Udelsman and Dr. Neeta Erinjeri discuss thyroid cancer and some modern treatments and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients. Hosted by Olga Villaverde.
July 30, 2021
A better treatment for cancer?
Dr. Matthew Hall, radiation oncologist. discusses the advances in cancer treatment using proton therapy and how it compares to other alternatives. Hosted by Cynthia Demos from The Health Channel.
July 08, 2021
Healing America's Heroes
In this special episode, the Health Channel talks to Montel Williams and three renowned mental health and rehabilitation experts about the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among serving members of the armed forces and what we, as a country, can do to help our heroes heal. 
June 30, 2021
What do you know about breast cancer?
Dr. Jane Mendez and Dr. Lauren Carcas discuss what every woman should know about breast cancer including risk factors, how to detect it early, and treatments across all ages. This episode is hosted by Olga Villaverde.
June 16, 2021
Am I safe after I quit smoking?
Kathy Buccio chats with Dr. Mark Dylewski about lung cancer and preventive scans for patients who quit smoking and want to be sure that their lungs are healthy. 
May 09, 2021
Conversation with Dr. Fauci and other renowned experts about COVID Vaccines.
A discussion about COVID Vaccines co-hosted by Michael Zinner, MD, CEO and Executive Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute, and Health Channel host Olga Villaverde, with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Atul Gawande, Author, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health Researcher and member of the Biden Presidential COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Henri Ford, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Assistant Clinical Prof of Medicine of Florida International University
March 22, 2021
What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is not very common, but it is one of the most malignant cancers. Olga Villaverde speaks with experts Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Ripal Gandhi and Dr. Raj Narayanan about the progress that is being made in the diagnosis and treatment for this little-understood disease. 
March 04, 2021
Is it all in your head?
Olga Villaverde from speaks to Dr. Vitaly Siomin about the fascinating world of brain surgery. A tumor can drastically change the way we think, feel and live. Neurosurgeons have developed amazing techniques to restore functionality and save lives. 
February 04, 2021
How many miles?
Caryn Lubetsky is an ultra-marathon athlete that can run races longer than 130 miles.  She does it, not only to prove that we are capable of doing anything we choose to, but also for the important cause of raising funds to research and cure childhood cancers. in this conversation with Katty Buccio she shares her amazing story and all the good things her effort brings to the world.
August 13, 2020
Living with autism?
Some of the most difficult news a parent can receive is an autism diagnosis for his or her child. Katty Buccio has an emotional conversation with Dr. Mavara Mirza-Agrawal and Carol del Sol, as well as Jo and Andre Hondrade all of which, in addition to being healthcare professionals, are also parents of children diagnosed with autism
June 25, 2020
What do you really know about pregnancy?
In their practice Dr. Sarah Bedell, Dr. Victoria Bedell and Dr. Joanna Bedell help expectant mothers navigate through pregnancy. In a warm and candid discussion with Cynthia Demos, from the Health Channel, they talk about everything you need to know regarding prenatal care.
June 04, 2020
Healthy fast food?
Shannon Allen is the creator of Grown, a unique restaurant chain that offers organic fast-food focusing on nutrient-dense, farm-to-fork cuisine. Sharon lives in Miami with her husband Ray Allen (two-time NBA champion) and their five children. Grown's restaurant concept evolved from her television show, The Pre-Game Meal. The Allen’s are passionate advocates for research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes in honor of their seven-year-old son, Walker.  Shannon, Ray and their family devote their time and efforts to raise the level of awareness of T1D and its symptoms and are committed with purpose, passion and dedication to prevailing in the fight against this potentially life threatening disease. In this episode Shannon discusses the importance of a healthy diet with Katty Bucio, Health Channel's Medical Correspondent, and with Amy Kimberlain, Nutrition Expert from Baptist Health.
May 21, 2020
Feeling OK down there?
Dr. Sarah Bedell, Dr. Victoria Bedell and Dr. Joanna Bedell are not your typical OBGYN practice. Not only are they sisters but they are also triplets. Together with their mother, they specialize in helping women understand their bodies and have a healthier life. In this episode, the have a clear and open discussion with Kathy Buccio, Medical Correspondent for the Health Channel, about Sexually Transmitted Infections. 
May 08, 2020
Is it your hormones?
Dr. Lara Paraskos, endocrinologist, and Kathy Buccio, medical correspondent for the Health Channel, discuss how our endocrine system works and the role that hormones play in the way we feel and the way we live.
May 02, 2020
Are you giving your mind a break?
Olga Villaverde, Medical Correspondent for the Health Channel, discusses with mindfulness expert, Iana Sundari, how to give our minds a break, escape the everyday rush we live in, and explore new ways of finding happiness.
April 29, 2020
Is your period normal?
Kathy Buccio, Medical Correspondent for the Health Channel, and Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, discuss what is normal for women of different ages to experience during their periods and when to seek help from the OBGYN if its affecting your quality of life. 
April 28, 2020
Can your breast implants make you sick?
Kathy Buccio, Health Channel's medical correspondent, has a frank and open conversation with Jen Herrera, TV Host from NBC 6 in South Florida, about her experience with breast implants and how, over the years, they began to make her sick.  Jen explains the process she went through to identify the cause of her symptoms and how finally she decided to remove her implants.  Dr. Xiaoti Xu, Plastic Surgeon from Baptist Hospital in Miami, describes what precautions women should have when choosing a plastic surgeon and also how some implants can create risks for some forms of cancer. 
April 13, 2020