About Health–KPFA.org–94.1FM 6/5/23
When all is well, we go about our day without thinking about how important our feet are. We walk, hike, run, play sports, or go shopping with ease. But when something is wrong and we have pain in our feet or ankles, it’s all we can think about. How are your feet doing? And what questions do you have? Do you experience Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Arthritis, Neuropathy, or Bunions? Do you wonder what shoes to wear or if your ankle swelling is normal? Maybe you’ve broken your ankle and are still healing from a fall.
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Dr. Sireesha Battula, DPM, is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Center in Albany California. She provides quality care and advanced treatments for men, women, and teens. Her 16 years of experience have given Dr. Battula the skills and knowledge to provide superior service to patients who have foot or ankle problems. She has expertise in treating complex disorders and injuries like gait abnormalities, complex fractures, and diabetic foot problems, as well as the more common conditions like hammertoe, bunions, and toenail fungus, as well as heel pain from plantar fasciitis.
You can learn more about her practice at https://www.bayareafootandanklecenter.com.
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We discussed topics such as child safety, poisoning, drowning, CPR, choking, bleeding, and what to put in a first aid kit. This is a good time to think about safety and be prepared so you can stay as calm as possible if an accident or emergency occurs.
Anna Griffin is an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) with more than 20 years’ experience teaching CPR and First Aid classes. She is an instructor certified by the American Red Cross and the Health & Safety Institute (HSI) and teaches CPR and First Aid to undergraduates at Cal State East Bay. She worked for many years at Washington Hospital in Fremont, recertifying the staff in BLS (Basic Life Support) and has also taught community classes in Baby and Child CPR at hospitals in San Francisco, Daly City, and Berkeley. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she currently offers classes for parent and neighborhood groups, school teachers, office workers and non-profits. Learn more at www.annagriffincpr.com
I was so pleased to be a guest on KPFA’s About Health hosted by David B. Feldman on 3/13/23.
If you want to listen to the interview it’s here: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=398180
It was really fun to talk about how I became a radio show host, understanding temperament, raising kids, and the hard job of being a parent and grandparent.
My book “Is That Me Yelling?” is now only available in the US on Kindle, but it continues to be a best seller in China. Some day I just might do a second edition.
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In 2000, in his Oral Health in America report, then-U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher declared that poor dental health was “A silent epidemic promoting the onset of life-threatening diseases, which are responsible for the deaths of millions of Americans each year.” Since then a mounting body of evidence has been connecting the inflammatory processes that cause gum disease with other medical conditions. Some of the major health conditions related to oral health include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. And tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States. Even the tiniest teeth can get cavities. Its never too late to change your habits for good oral health and reduce your risk of disease.
Unfortunately there are too many people who can’t afford dental care and don’t have access to affordable insurance.
Dr. Jolie Goodman-Leibof is a general dentist, practicing in Oakland, CA. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, and a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Goodman-Leibof is very active in the dental community; she is a recent past president of the Alameda County Dental Society (ACDS), she currently serves on the ACDS Board of Directors, and is the community outreach chair for ACDS. Having started her path in dentistry volunteering at the Berkeley Free Clinic, Dr. Goodman-Leibof is committed to addressing access to oral health care. As an advocate for access to oral health care, she volunteers regularly and has been recognized both locally and nationally for engagement in serving the community. Outside of dentistry, she has 2 children, and a very supportive husband.