Fairfax RadioChannel 36 06/ 11/ 2019

Ashley Byrne, Associate director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). While in the supermarket, we’ve all seen the terms “humane” and “free range” on egg cartons, but what do those terms really mean? According to a recent class-action lawsuit filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA,) consumers are being misled into buying eggs sold under Pete and Gerry’s Nellie’s Free-Range Eggs label. The suit claims that labels such as “cage-free,” “free-range,” and “organic” were designed to deceive well-intentioned people into thinking that they’re making kind choices when in fact they were being duped into taking home the very products of crowding and misery that they paid higher prices to avoid. For more information please visit www.peta.org



Our next guest is Dr. Robert Leonard, 28-year veteran to hair restoration surgery, Dr. Robert Leonard is a highly experienced physician and expert in New England. He is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. Currently, Dr. Leonard is Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplants and Associates in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Leonard discusses Causes, Concerns, and Reaching the Root of the Problem Treatments For Hair Loss.


A lead researcher in hair loss, Capillus, serves to provide useful insight and helpful information to the millions of men and women losing hair. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of world-renowned physicians and scholars, Capillus has created a new laser hair growth therapy cap. Capillus laser therapy is a physician-recommended, FDA-cleared treatment for androgenetic alopecia that is clinically proven to prevent the progression of hair loss and regrow thinning hair. For More information go to their Website: capillus.com



Our next guest is Dr. Cara James – Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). National Infant Immunization Week, was April 27 – May 4, 2019, is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases through vaccination. Children, especially infants, are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to measles, whooping cough, polio and other highly contagious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected. Medicaid and CHIP provide health insurance for children in families with low and moderate incomes (up to nearly $50,000 for a family of 4, or even higher in some states). Many uninsured children may be eligible for coverage, but their parents don’t know it. Families can apply for Medicaid and CHIP coverage any time of the year, but now is the perfect time to enroll to ensure children are ready to participate in summer activities like camp and sports! To get more information, call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) or visit Find Coverage for Your Family on InsureKidsNow.gov



Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, President and CEOP of Radio Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine, and world record holder, Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, will  discuss why genomic testing gives hope to patients around the world, something just one in five Americans know to be true. Genomics (JEN–O–MICKS) – the study of genes and what they do – is helping to solve some of the most challenging problems from diagnosing rare disease in infants and children to creating a sustainable supply of food. Today’s is national DNA day (only for interviews airing 4/25) and despite the advancements being made by this transformational technology, more than half (54%) of Americans say they are unfamiliar with genomics testing, according to a new survey.



Dr. Terri Gleason, Director, Clinical Science Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Gleason discusses: Bridging the Gap for Veterans
VA Medical Centers Nationwide Celebrate Veterans and their Participation in Cutting Edge Research. VA Research Week gives VA Medical Centers an opportunity to showcase the numerous achievements of VA researchers and the role they play in providing high quality care for Veterans and advancing medical science. Creative displays, staff interactions, and informative seminars help educate Veterans and their families, our elected representatives, and others about VA research and its impact on treating and preventing disease and disability, not only for Veterans, but all Americans. For more information please visit: www.research.va.gov

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