Your Wellness Solution- A Podcast by SolutionHealth

Your Wellness Solution- A Podcast by SolutionHealth

Hear directly from SolutionHealth’s expert providers from Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health about the latest advances in care, as well as trusted medical tips and information to help you live healthier.

Episodes

July 7, 2022
Dr. Anahita Dua, a Vascular Surgeon at SolutionHealth, joins us to discuss treatment for peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot pain and what preventative measures patients can take.
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Dr. Chelsey Lewis leads an in-depth discussion on the topic of varicose and spider veins, and when and what treatment is suggested.
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Dr. Christopher Girasole leads a discussion on aquablation, a new treatment option for those suffering from BPH.
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Dr. Michael Kaczanowski discusses colorectal cancer, and preventative measures that can be taken at every age,
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Dr. John V. Flannery Jr leads a discussion on colorectal cancer, covering symptoms, treatment options, and how you can reduce your risk.
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Genetic risk factors can influence one’s likelihood of developing certain diseases. Genetic counseling assists patients in determining individual risk. Specialty counselors help patients navigate appropriate testing and addressing the results of those tests.

Nicolette McDonnell, APRN, discusses her role as a genetic counselor at Southern New Hampshire Health.
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August 13, 2021
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It allows for precision, flexibility and control through a smaller incision than conventional surgery. This improves recovery time and healing outcome.

Dr. Elizabeth Honigsberg discusses how robotic surgery works and the benefits of robotic hernia surgery.
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Those who experience digestive distress after eating may consider a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for fermentable, olio-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. In essence, these foods are short-chain carbohydrates that act like fast food in the body.

Patricia Hunter, Clinical Diabetes Educator, discusses the low FODMAP diet.
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August 13, 2021
Teen vaping is on the rise since 2010. Jennifer Lavallee, MS, APRN, CPNP of Merrimack Pediatrics discusses the prevalence and how dangerous vaping is.
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Colonoscopy has long been the standard in screening for colorectal cancer in people age 50 or older. It has proven very effective in finding polyps (growths) and lesions in the colon that can be removed before they become cancer. 

John V. Flannery, Jr., MD, discusses the options for colorectal cancer screening that could save your life or the life of a loved one. 


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Patients with mood and anxiety disorders sometimes need extra support. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a day program for those who need some assistance managing feelings of anxiety, overwhelm or depression.

Lisa Madden, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health, discusses who benefits most from PHP, how a typical treatment day works, and the goals of the program.
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August 13, 2021
The winter months are prime for many people affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Psychiatrist Dr. Kevin DiCesare and clinical social worker Kara Morse discuss this disorder.
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Children with developmental disabilities or injuries need special care. Brianna McGovern, occupational therapist, discusses the services provided in pediatric rehabilitation.
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Food allergies seem to be more prevalent in today's society. Allergens like peanuts have changed protocol with airline snacks and elementary school lunches. Knowing one's own allergies can help to avoid and plan treatment strategies for exposure.

Dr. Amit Kumar, asthma and allergy specialist, discusses how food allergies are diagnosed, and how to live with and manage food allergies.
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Some patients benefit from inpatient care for their psychiatric concerns. Voluntary admission at the Behavioral Health Unit is good for those who need some help working through a mental health situation. Dr. Phillip Sullivan discusses how the BHU works.
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Substance misuse is difficult to tackle on one’s own. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Southern New Hampshire Health allows patients to attend sessions and receive treatment while still living at home and working in the community.

Lisa Madden, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health, discusses how IOP works, which patients find greatest success with the program, and what happens when the program is completed.
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Breastfeeding provides babies with nourishment and immunity direct from moms. While a very natural practice, breastfeeding can be tricky.

Dr. Danielle Dunetz, pediatrician, shares benefits and recommendations for breastfeeding.
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August 13, 2021
Necessary breast cancer surgery removes the affected tissue. However, breast aesthetics concern many patients. The look and feel of the breast may be tied to a feeling of normalcy.

Oncoplastic surgery consists of removing the lump and reshaping the breast. It combines breast cancer surgery with plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques. The shape of the breast is preserved as much as possible while extracting the cancerous tissu...
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The trickiest person to feed in your home may be your toddler. The thrill of saying “no” can make mealtimes a challenge.

Dr. Lila Monahan, pediatrician, shares recommendations on dealing with picky eaters.

Resources:

How to Get Your Child to Eat (but not too much) by Ellyn Satter

Give Peas A Chance - the foolproof guide to feeding your picky toddler by Kate Samela, MS, RD, CSP

Raising a Healthy Happy Eater: A stage-by-stage guide to se...
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Having healthy feet benefits your entire body. Dr. George Abboud, podiatrist at Foundation Foot & Ankle Medicine and Surgery at the Bone & Joint Center, discusses common foot issues.
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