Fairfax Radio 11/24/2020 8:00AM ET

Our first guest is Melanie Young author and breast cancer survivor, she will be discussing her book Getting Things Off My Chest. In the updated 3rd edition, Melanie shares how her breast implants were recalled in 2019 due to a link to a rare form of cancer and experienced breast implant affliction. She underwent transfer surgery to replace them in summer 2020. With Covid19 considerations, she also overhauled the caregiver and food safety sections of the book.  For more information, visit: https://www.melanieyoung.com/


Our next guest is Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD Chief Medical Officer & Head of Technology & Performance at United Healthcare.  Dr. Bhatnagar will discuss why its so important for patients especially seniors to go back to see their doctors in person in the office. Many seniors need need preventative care and screenings as well as other tests especially if they have other conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Problems or Cancer.  He also talks about  telehealth is helping to keep patients connected with their doctors. With the COVID-19 pandemic still at the forefront of our minds, many people – particularly older adults – may have concerns about going in for a doctor’s visit as health issues pop up. For more information visit: WWW.TELEHEALTHUHC.COM


Our next guest today is Sheryl Martin-Schild, M.D., Ph.D., LERN Stroke Medical Director and Medical Director of Neurology & Stroke for the New Orleans East Hospital and Touro Infirmary she will be discussing the newest survey about :Would You Call 911 If You Witnessed a Stroke? This National survey says: only 40% of U.S. adults who have witnessed a stroke called 911 as their first reaction.  As the COVID-19 pandemic developed early this year, a concerning pattern emerged. Data from 5 major healthcare systems show that as COVID-19 caseloads spiked, emergency department visits decreased by more than 40%. Now, as we continue to experience a resurgence of the virus in parts of the country, we’re starting to see this trend resume.

But even during a pandemic, medical emergencies, such as stroke and heart attack, can be life-threatening and demand immediate attention. While the idea of witnessing a stroke can be scary, healthcare providers, including Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, are urging people to call 911 and seek immediate medical attention for emergencies, like stroke, and want you to know that they are working tirelessly to provide the best care possible for all of their patients. For more information about the signs, symptoms and risk factors for stroke, visit www.strokeawareness.com

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