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WellMed Radio focuses on health issues affecting adults. Providers and partners discuss stories, topics and tips to help you live healthier with hosts Ron Aaron and Dr. Marissa Charles.

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Eating Well As You Age – How a Good Diet Can Help Keep You Healthy

WellMed RN and Educator June Jacobs discusses strategies for improving your diet, including choosing better foods and how to modify your meals to be healthier.


15 Apr 2019

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Managing diabetes from all sides

WellMed providers Dr. Jesus Rodriguez and Benjamin Gibson, PharmD offer advice on medication adherence and controlling diabetes and pre-diabetes.

26 Aug 2019

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Let’s talk “bugs”: staph, MRSA and other serious infections

Staph, MRSA, and other infections can be very serious and difficult to treat. WellMed doctor Alisa Holland, MD discusses diagnosis and treatment of these and other infections.


5 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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It's Time To Talk Colonoscopies

Getting older? You’re getting wiser, perhaps getting reading glasses…and getting some new screenings as part of your regular preventive health care. Drs. Riya Joseph and Anup Kumar from WellMed at South Buckner stress the critical importance of colonoscopies and other screenings.


6 May 2019

Rank #4

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Social Determinants Of Public Health

Anil T. Mangla, B.Sc., MS., PhD., MPH., FRSPH, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the Director of Public Health and Research at University of the Incarnate Word-School of Osteopathic Medicine, talks about the social determinants that factor into the health of a community. Vaccines, food availability and education all factor in to public health.


12 May 2019

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Take Only As Prescribed Safe Medication Adherence

Dr. Marie Mae Martinez talks about medication adherence and the obstacles that people face when trying to stick to a carefully prescribed regiment.


1 Jul 2019

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Making Your End - Of - Life Wishes Known Through An Advance Directive

Dr. Linda Villarreal from WellMed at Edinburg talks about end of life documents, including durable power of attorney for health care and "do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders, what they are and why such documents are important to have at any age.


22 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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What's in a supplement?

Many people take supplements, but few have any idea what are in them, the efficacy of their components or what interactions can happen when taken with prescribed medications. WellMed Radio co-host Dr. Joshua Beck gives a rundown on supplements and how to take them safely.


15 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Coping With A Diagnosis Of Type 2 Diabetes

A new diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes often comes with another clinical diagnosis: depression. Bridget Wilson, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and WellMed Clinical Educator, knows the road to managing diabetes can be hard. She shares how to cope with the new emotions while creating a new path of healthy living.


8 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Take a deep breath: conditions that affect the lungs (and heart)

Nothing else matters when you can’t breathe. Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela, San Antonio Premier Internal Medicine, discusses various pulmonary conditions with hosts Ron Aaron and FNP Cora Dziuk.


29 Apr 2019

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Palliative Care Rundown

A team of palliative providers (Dr. Sally Kelley, DNP Merlyn Palacios and LMSW Carmen Scott) gives the rundown on the finer points of palliative care.


13 Aug 2019

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Is Your Thyroid Doing Its Job?

Dr. Rafia Aftab from WellMed at Mesquite explains what the thyroid gland does, what happens if it stops working properly and what can be done to help.


11 Jun 2019

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These Shoes Are Made For Feet

The average adult spends about four hours per day on their feet—sometimes more. And when your feet hurt, it’s hard to focus on anything else. WellMed Radio guest Cory Wallace, DPM, discusses bunions, hammertoes and other common foot conditions and their treatments, and why a well-fitting shoe can make a big difference.www.wellmedhealthcare.com


20 May 2019

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Hot Flash! Tips for avoiding the dangers of the high temps and sun of summer.

Ron and Dr. Beck discuss the dangers of summer, including high temperatures and sun, and how to avoid heat illness and skin cancer.


9 Jul 2019

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – It Affects More Than Your Joints

Dr. Jessica Schaefer from Specialists for Health discusses rheumatoid arthritis, including what it is, how it affects the body and what medications are available to treat it.


7 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Getting To Know Dr. Beck

We spent some time getting to know WellMed Radio’s new co-host, Dr. Joshua Beck: his background, his family, what he loves most about practicing medicine and his passion for martial arts.


24 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Kicking the habit: tips to reduce nicotine usage

It’s no secret that quitting smoking or chewing (or vaping) tobacco and nicotine products isn’t easy. WellMed Radio co-hosts Dr. Joshua Beck and Ron Aaron discuss nicotine cessation with WellMed provider Dr. Manuel Jain.

19 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Shots, shots, shots shots shots: vaccines for one and all

Dr. Cheryl Winchell from WellMed at Sebastian, Florida discusses vaccinations at every stage in life.

4 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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The 411 on palliative care

WellMed Chief of Palliative Care Dr. Elizabeth Glazier joins WellMed Radio co-host Ron Aaron to share what should know about palliative care.  WellMed Radio focuses on health issues affecting adults. Providers and partners discuss stories, topics and tips to help you live healthier with hosts Ron Aaron and Dr. Joshua Beck. WellMed Radio airs on Sundays in San Antonio at 6 p.m. on KLUP. Visit us at www.wellmedhealthcare.com.


30 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Change

Yes, THAT change. Dr. Mahnaz Rahman, OB/GYN at USMD Denton North, turns up the air conditioner and has an enlightening conversation about menopause with WellMed Radio co-hosts Dr. Joshua Beck and Ron Aaron. Join Dr. Joshua Beck and Ron Aaron every weekend for WellMed Radio, 30 minutes of education and conversation to help you get healthy, stay healthy and live healthy. Learn more about WellMed at www.wellmedhealthcare.com

27 Jan 2020

Rank #20