Fifty Plus

Fifty Plus

Doug Pike hosts Fifty+ Sundays at 11 a.m. on KPRC AM 950, Houston. As you move into your older and wiser years, you're going to have questions on many different topics. This show is dedicated to you.

Episodes

December 5, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Dr. Paul Schulz about a breakthrough treatment option, approved now by the FDA, for Alzheimer’s disease. Also, we hear from Dr. Joshua Estrin about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to get through it, and to Dianna Boyette about an exercise program that can get you back into great shape if you’re up for a challenge.
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This week, Doug talks to Dr. Caitlin Murphy about the drug 17OHPC and the effects it has on children in the womb, Storm Somoza on selling cars during the Pandemic, and Michael Brette on the rise of start-ups.
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November 14, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Melissa Markofski about fibromyalgia and its management, to Howard Prager about showing gratitude during the holidays, and Chris Brady about the basics of investing in cryptocurrencies.
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November 7, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks with Dr. Ronald Acierno about PTSD and how to help someone who suffers from it, with Rob White about blocking out negative distractions in our lives, and to Renie Cavallari about societal burnout.
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This week, Doug talks with Dr. Peggy Determeyer about caregiving and caregivers, Ty Allan Jackson about his new book that teaches kids about financial responsibility, and to Chris Orestis about how to stretch your 2022 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment.
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October 24, 2021 38 min
This week on Fifty+, Doug talks to Dr. Elda Ramirez about vaccine boosters, to Michael Letts about conditions along the Texas border with Mexico, and about the option of one-on-one, in-home nursing care in lieu of lengthy hospital stays.
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October 17, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Dr. Mark Burish about a hopeful study on a new treatment for cluster headaches, James Tarantin about political corruption, and Chris McGinley about turning a dream into a dream home.
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October 10, 2021 38 min
This week on Fifty+, Doug talks with Cristina Murdock about caregiver burnout and how to deal with it, Jessica Renee Patterson about wills and powers of attorney, and Dr. Steven Goldstein about choosing the right primary-care doctor.
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October 3, 2021 38 min
This week on Fifty+, Doug talks to Dr. John Higgins about the benefits of starting an exercise program at any age, attorney Mark Cushing about a push to grant legal rights to animals, and to Christine Miles about being a better listener.
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September 26, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Dr. Faith Atai about why seniors get cold when it’s only chilly outside, to John Mangum about the Houston Symphony, and to Rosanne S. McHenry about her career as a park ranger and her passion for the outdoors.
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September 21, 2021 37 min
This week, Doug talks with Dr. Ritz Asirat about the potential danger in taking too many medications, to Mark Cushing about our pampered pets, and Michelle Dugas about staffing issues in the senior-care industry
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September 5, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Dr. Jessica Lee about how statins may prevent dementia, to Charlie Wendland about outsmarting burglars, and to Howard H. Prader about the four most important words you can say to someone.
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This week, Doug talks with Dr. Ronald Acierno about our veterans returning from Afghanistan and other combat areas, John Smallwood about holding onto your money’s value during inflation, and to Sharon Reitman about getting healthy, affordable meals sent right to your door.
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This week, Doug talks to Dr. Muhammed Taliq about avoiding and treating strokes, to Robert Bolton about making good decisions, and to Brittany Wagner about chances…and second chances…in our lives.
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August 15, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Dr. John Higgins about the benefits of waking early, to Patrick Pettit about the Silver Anniversary of Tin Cup, and to Dr. Andrew Doe about fixing or avoiding those ugly veins.
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This week, Doug talks to Dr. Paul Sudhir about the aging process, to Rob White about shedding negative thoughts to let positive thoughts take hold in our lives, and to Chris Bisel about the latest in hearing aids.
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August 1, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Lex Frieden about the Americans with Disabilities Act on its thirty-first birthday, Arnie Pitkin about coping skills to help us deal with life’s curveballs, and Laura Masterson about lighting, warming and cooling our homes with solar energy.
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July 25, 2021 38 min
This week, Doug talks to Rita Justice about the connection between our mood and our health, John Kowalski about ghost tours in Galveston, and Dr. Joshua Estrin about the power wielded on the internet by uncredentialled experts.
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July 18, 2021 38 min
On todays show Doug talks to Dr. Paul Schulz about a new Alzheimer's treatment and how effective it is! Also, Doug talks to Gulf Coast Windows owner Jim Fiumi about windows and how to tell what is a good and bad window. Finally, Doug talks to Allison Rosen about a change in which the medical world believes we should start getting colonoscopy's.
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This week, Doug talks to Brad Cannell about senior abuse and why reporting is important, Dr. Suhyun An about neuropathy pain, and Tony Ciarotto about buying a car during a seller’s market.
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