Vision Health

Listen Now to About Health aired on 6/17/24—

94.1FM, KPFA.org

** https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=424579 **

 

My guest, Dr. Ella Faktorovich, spoke of vision health as it relates to different stages of life. We discussed issues such as myopia, computer vision syndrome, presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and how to keep your eyes healthy.

Dr. Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of Pacific Vision Institute in San Francisco. She received her MD at UCSF Medical School, and competed her Ophthalmology at UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, followed by a two-year fellowship in Refractive and Corneal Surgery at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Faktorovich is the founder and remains the Chair of the Annual San Francisco Cataract, Cornea, and Refractive Surgery Symposium dedicated to continuing education of the Bay Area eye doctors in refractive surgery and other aspects of advanced patient eye care. Since its inception in 2001, more than 100 nationally renowned specialists have taught at the Symposium.

Embracing Shame

 

Shame is a universal social emotion meant to keep us out of trouble. It may be expressed in many ways including perfectionism or feeling worthless. It can be hard to detect shame since it can bind with other emotions, such as grief, anger, or fear. Shame can be transformed from a self-punishing emotion into an ally supporting our well being and health.

Listen now to KPFA radio, 94.1FM, (2/5/24)

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=414946

Guests:

Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, are long-time helping professionals who have devoted the last twenty years of their lives to healing shame. They are the founders and co-directors of the Center for Healing Shame. Through their workshops, they have taught thousands of therapists, coaches, and other helping professionals from all over the world how to more effectively identify and work with shame.

Sheila is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a registered drama therapist, and has taught at JFK University and CIIS, as well as being the eating disorder specialist at a hospital and directing Embodied Life Stories performances. Bret holds doctorates in both psychology and drama and has taught at Tufts University, Pomona College, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as written and directed plays in regional theater and off-off Broadway.

Sheila and Bret are married and live in Oakland, California. When they are not working to heal the planet through healing shame, Sheila devotes herself to painting, and Bret puts his soul into photographing birds and other wildlife. Please visit healingshame.com to discover more about them and their work.

African American Wellness

About Health on 94.1FM—KPFA.org, 1/15/23 

Listen now: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=413898

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we will discuss African American Wellness. The harsh reality is that not all patients are treated equally, and racism has consequences on a person’s health and health care. An Associated Press wire story from 1966, contained Dr. King’s famous quotation regarding injustice in health care—“Of all the forms of in-equality, injustice in health, is the most shocking and in-human.” 

My guest today, Dr Michael Lenoir, has been committed to the health and well-being of the African American community for a long time now…believing that “Healthcare is a fundamental right.”

Guest: Dr. Michael Lenoir

Dr. LeNoir has been the CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network, and currently he is CEO and Chairperson of the African American Wellness Project and the host and producer of the Black Doctors Speak Podcast. He is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician in Oakland, and a nationally recognized expert on asthma in inner cities. In the past he served as president of the Ethnic Health Institute at Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center and associate clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been an active member of the National Medical Association and was the 114th President. Dr. Lenore was the host of About Health Radio show on KPFA.org for over 20 years.

Reducing Chemical Exposures

Have you wondered about the safety of the products you use to keep your home clean, or the chemicals that are in your lipstick or hair products? Did you know that you may be putting asbestos, formaldehyde, or even lead on your hair or lips?  Toxic chemicals in our cosmetics, sunscreens, and skin care products are unregulated, and many cleaning produces, non-stick frying pans, or water resistance clothes, may contain the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.  Recent reports from the United States Environmental Protection Agency reveal that PFAS may be a bigger issue than we originally thought.

Every day we’re exposed to toxic chemicals in the air, water, food, and in the products we use. The more we know, the better chance we have of making good choices for our health and the health of our children.

Listen now to About Health 11/6/23, KPFA radio—94.1FM

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=410192

 

Guest:

Kaley Beins is a Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG). She focuses on the intersection of public health and toxicology, specifically improving human health by reducing chemical exposures. Before joining EWG, she worked for the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where she contributed to consensus studies and organized federally funded workshops. Prior to her work at the National Academies, she helped develop toxicological profiles for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and supported green chemistry and product labeling programs for the Environmental Protection Agency. She has also contributed to community health and environmental justice initiatives at nonprofits and local health departments. Kaley is active in the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society as vice president, was a Fulbright Research Fellow, and co-hosts a medical education podcast. She is an associate member of the Society of Toxicology.