Health Talk

Recent Episodes

* Health Talk airs nightly on Cablevision (Channel 960) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Comcast (Channel 23) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 

HealthTalk 585 – Colon Cancer Screening (Part I) / Prevention of Colon Cancer (Part II)

HealthTalk 584 – Attention Deficit Disorder (Part I) / Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part II)

HealthTalk 583 – Total Hip Replacement Surgery (Part I) / Total Knee Replacement Surgery (Part II)

HealthTalk 582 – Treatment of Obesity (Part I) / Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes (Part II)

HealthTalk 581 – New Year’s Resolutions (Part I) / Heart Healthy Eating (Part II)

HealthTalk 580 – Prevention of Vascular Disease (Part I) / Treatment of Vascular Disease (Part II)

HealthTalk 579 – How to Select a Doctor (Part I) / How to Select a Doctor (Part II)

HealthTalk 578 – Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery (Part I) / Fertility Sparing Surgical Options in Gynecologic Surgery (Part II)

HealthTalk 577 – Metastatic Breast Cancer (Part I) / Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Part II)

HealthTalk 576 – Colorectal Cancer Prevention (Part I) / Colorectal Cancer Treatment (Part II)

HealthTalk 575 – Stroke Prevention (Part I) / Stroke Treatment (Part II)

HealthTalk 574 – Palliative Care (Part I) / Palliative Care and Hospice Care (Part II)

HealthTalk 573 – Flu Prevention (Part I) / Flu vs. Cold (Part II)

HealthTalk 572 – Healthy Ways to Manage Pain (Part I) / The Key Factors that Lead to Chronic Pain (Part II)

HealthTalk 571 – The Prevention of Athletic Spine Injuries (Part I) / The Treatment of Athletic Spine Injuries (Part II)

HealthTalk 570 – Healthy Aging (Part I) / Advanced Care Planning (Part II)

* Health Talk airs nightly on Cablevision (Channel 960) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and on Comcast (Channel 23) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 

HealthTalk 569 – Pain Management (Part I) / The Opioid Epidemic (Part II)

Dr. Puja Shah, Anesthesiology/Pain Management, Norwalk Hospital, discusses pain management and the Opioid Epidemic.

HealthTalk 568 – Prenatal Testing (Part I) / Gestational Diabetes (Part II)

Prenatal testing and Gestational Diabetes is explained by Dr. Dimitry Zilberman, Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Western Connecticut Medical Group.  

HealthTalk 567 – Innovations in Total Joint Replacement (Part I) / Robotic Technology in Joint Replacement Surgery (Part II) / Orthopedic Patient Testimonial (Part III)

Norwalk Hospital Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Nicholas Polifroni and Dr. Mark Fletcher discuss innovations in total joint replacement and robotic technology in joint replacement surgery. Also, Jewel Evans, joint replacement recipient, discusses the difference between her traditional joint replacement and a total joint operation using robotic navigation.

HealthTalk 566 – Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit (Part I) / Osteoporosis (Part II)

Dr. Robert Altbaum, Internist, Western Connecticut Medical Group, discusses how to make the most of your doctor’s visit and osteoporosis. 

HealthTalk 565 – Heart Healthy Eating (Part I) / Low Carb Craze (Part II)

Heart healthy eating and the low carb craze are the focus of these Health Talk segments with Barbara Schmidt, MS, RDN, CDN.

HealthTalk 564 – Prevention of Back Pain (Part I) / Treatment of Back Pain (Part II)

Dr. Neel Shah discusses the prevention and treatment of back pain.

HealthTalk 563 – Importance of a Medication Card (Part I) / Know Your Medications (Part II)

Robert Bepko, R.Ph. highlights the importance of a medication card and knowing your medications. 
Click here to download the WCHN Medication Card

HealthTalk 562 – Pancreatic Cancer Screening Study (Part I) / MRI Protocol for Pancreatic Cancer Screening Study (Part II)

Dr. Richard Frank and Dr. Ronald Lee discuss a recently created Pancreatic Cancer Screening Study and the MRI protocol for the study. 

HealthTalk 561 – Managing Critically Ill Patients (Part I) / E-Cigarettes (Part II)

Managing critically ill patients and e-cigarettes are discussed by Dr. Robyn Scatena in this episode of Health Talk.

HealthTalk 560 – Incontinence (Part I) / IASTM (Part II)

Dana Fulton, PT discusses incontinence while Christine Cremin, PT covers IASTM.

HealthTalk 559 – Vasculitis (Part I) / Observation vs. Inpatient Status (Part II)

Dr. Seth Sullivan discusses vasculitis and observation vs. inpatient status in this Health Talk segment.

HealthTalk 558 – Cardiac Risk Factors (Part I) / Exercise and Your Heart (Part II)

Mary Boudreau, APRN discusses cardiac risk factors and the impact of exercise on the heart. 

HealthTalk 557 – Medical Home (Part I) / Medical Home (Part II)

Robert Carr, MD, and Rowena Bergmans discuss Medical Home on this episode of Health Talk.

HealthTalk 556 – Hemorrhoids (Part I) / GI Issues (Part II)

Ryan Bendl, DO visits Health Talk to discuss hemorrhoids and common GI issues.

HealthTalk 555 – Well Child Visits (Part I) / Preventative Care (Part II)

Well child visits and preventive care are discussed by Lalaine Mortera, MD on this episode of Health Talk.

HealthTalk 554 – Telehealth (Part I) / Telehealth (Part II)

Andrew Keller, MD discusses the evolution and importance of Telehealth.

HealthTalk 553 – Importance of A Primary Care Doctor

Cornelius Ferreira, MD, and Jay D’Orso, MD, discuss the importance of having a primary care doctor and the role of the annual physical in preventive health care.

HealthTalk 552 – Fat Burning and Healthy Living

Catherine Shanahan, MD, focuses on fat-burning and healthy living.

HealthTalk 551 – Role of the Hospitalist

Natallia Abramovich, MD, discusses the role of the hospitalist as the partner to the private practice physician.

HealthTalk 550 – Sun Protection

Kathleen Melendez, MD, discusses sun protection and summer safety.

HealthTalk 549 - Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

Learn more about nutrition and cancer prevention from Cindy Tyler, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, Breast Care Navigator, and Michele MacDonnell, RDN, CDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager.

HealthTalk 548 - Endometrial Cancer Research

Dr. John Martignetti, Network Director, Laboratory of Translational Research, discusses endometrial cancer research.

HealthTalk 547 - Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Richard Frank, Director of Cancer Research, and Dr. Francis Cannizzo, surgeon, discuss pancreatic cancer.

HealthTalk 546 - Tribute to Pamela

Discover Tribute to Pamela with guests Jim Naughton, Tony Award Winning Star of theater, film and television and Dr. Richard Frank, Director of Cancer Research.

HealthTalk 545 - Hepatitis C

Learn more about Hepatitis C from Director of Gastroenterology, Dr. William Hale.

HealthTalk 544 - Primary Progressive Aphasia

Learn more about primary progressive aphasia from speech therapist Marta Korytkowska.

HealthTalk 543 - Medication Management

Robert Bepko, R.Ph., Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services, discuses medication management.

Health Talk 542 - Cardiovascular Medicine

Anne Bartolone, RN, Director of Cardiovascular Clinical Operations, discusses heart health and cardiovascular medicine. 

HealthTalk 541 - Breast Health

Mandy Greenberg, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon at Norwalk Hospital, and Gigi Van Waes discuss breast cancer and breast health.

HealthTalk 540 - Diabetes Management

Nancy J. Rennert, MD, Chief of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Norwalk Hospital discusses diabetes management.

HealthTalk 539 - Preparing for Ski Season

Desiree Elliott, PT, and Steve Irwin, PT, Senior Physical Therapists at Norwalk Hospital, discuss injury prevention and safety on the slopes as ski season approaches.

HealthTalk 538 - Mindful Eating

Barbara Schmidt, MS, RDN, CDN, Nutrition Lifestyle Program Specialist at Norwalk Hospital discusses mindful eating and ways to think about what and how we eat. 

HealthTalk 537 - Atrial Fibrillation

Eugene Fernandes, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Murali Chiravuri, MD, Cardiology, discuss treatments for atrial fibrillation, including a promising new state of the art procedure.

HealthTalk 536 - Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Joshua Marcus, MD, Neurosurgeon, discusses causes and treatments of cerebral aneurysms and strokes.

HealthTalk 535 - Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis

Ryan Bendl, DO, Colorectal Surgeon, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of diverticulitis and diverticulosis.

HealthTalk 534 - Gynecologic Oncology

Vaagn Andikyan, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, discusses the latest findings and treatments in the field of gynecologic oncology.

HealthTalk 533 - Breast Cancer Misconceptions

Valerie L. Staradub, MD, Director, Breast Cancer Program at Western Connecticut Health Network and Jeanne Capasse, MD, Surgical Director, Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital, discuss breast cancer misconceptions.

HealthTalk 532 - Heart Valve Disease

Robert C. Gallagher, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Western Connecticut Health Network, discusses heart valve disease.

HealthTalk 531 - Joint Replacement Surgery

Mark J. Fletcher, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Coastal Orthopedics and Deborah Canet, DPT, NCS, Clinical Coordinator, Comprehensive Joint Replacement Center - Norwalk Hospital, discuss joint replacement surgery outcomes.

HealthTalk 530 - Sports Medicine

Joshua B. Frank, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon - Norwalk Hospital, discusses Sports Medicine on this episode of Health Talk.