WCVG 1320AM 8/17/2020 Noon EST

Our first guest is Dr. Ron Park, MD Executive Vice President of Health and DNA at Ancestry. He discusses how AncestryHealth Empowers Individuals to Take Greater Control of Their Health. Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, introduces AncestryHealth® powered by NGS (Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), its most advanced genetic testing technology. Designed to help people understand their risk for developing certain inheritable health conditions, AncestryHealth powered by NGS provides comprehensive screening data on an these health conditions  such as heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and blood disorders — by looking at more places in a person’s DNA than more widely available array based testing technology.

Ron Park, MD joined Ancestry as EVP of Health and DNA in April 2020 to lead Ancestry’s efforts to advance personalized, preventative health through actionable insights and help people achieve better health outcomes.  Prior to Ancestry, Ron was the co-lead of Roche/Genentech’s global personalized healthcare center of excellence, where he was instrumental in efforts to accelerate the use of genomics, real-world data and digital health to enhance efforts to develop and deliver medicines to benefit patients with serious diseases. For more information go to:  Ancestry Family Health Survey


Our second guest today is Ekta Punwani, Leader, of IBM 100 Top Hospitals Program. She will discuss Performance of top hospitals points toward new trends in healthcare, and better support for patients.

IBM Watson Health recently announced the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 2020 100 Top Hospitals and 15 Top Health Systems award winners, naming the top-performing hospitals and health systems in the U.S. The list recognizes examples of excellence across the country at a time when dedicated hospital clinicians and staff members are working tirelessly to support patients through the COVID-19 crisis. For more information please visit: ibm.com/watsonhealth


Our last guest is Health and Wellness Expert Meghan Sowa she will share how to maintain healthy habits all season long. From sleep and stress support to joint health and beauty from the inside out, Nicole and Meghan will discuss tips to help listeners live the healthiest versions of themselves.

As a busy working mom, Meghan maintains a healthy lifestyle by getting her steps through trailing behind her active first grader or taking the stairs at the office. And for those mid-afternoon meetings, she always has a protein bar handy for that extra boost. Meghan stays close to the health and wellness space personally and professionally, and wants nothing more than to help folks (of all ages) do the same.  For more information, visit: www.naturesbountyco.com

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