Category Archives: Health

BlogTalkRadio Host Dr. Ed James Featured in The New York Times!

This morning, we were excited to see one of our hosts, Dr. Ed James featured in an article in the New York Times Small Business section.  In the article, columnist Melinda Emerson, A.K.A @SmallBizLady interviews Dr. James about his BlogTalkRadio show, Funerals and Fried Chicken and how it is helping to grow his social media audience and build an online following for his business.

He started the show to help promote Heal2BFree, a company he founded with the mission of “closing the health disparities gaps between people of different socioeconomic, racial and educational backgrounds.”  Through his program, Dr. James is educating not only his audience about healthier eating habits, but also urging institutions such as churches and corporations to provide healthier foods and promote physical activity to their members and employees.

In the article, he shares some valuable tips for those who are interested in getting their feet wet in online radio, including selecting a topic that you feel passionate about, starting a dialogue with guests on your show and learning from established hosts on the network.  He actually began hosting his radio program by connecting with an established host on BlogTalkRadio who helped to show him the ropes.  The piece also mentions BlogTalkRadio University, our educational radio program for hosts.

We are proud of Dr. James’s success and hope you are inspired by his story.  Go Dr. James! You can read the complete article here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

In addition to health risks, exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) from the sun can also change the overall appearance of your skin and eyes.  On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, Optometrist Dr. Stephen Cohen and dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie tell you what you need to know to keep yourself and your family protected against UV rays. Tune in here.

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, catch up with writer and producer Nick Santora talking about his work on The Sopranos, Breakout Kings on A&E and his new novel Fifteen Digits. Also on the show is About.com guide to cocktails Colleen Graham about her beautiful new book ¡Hola Tequila!: Ninety Creative Cocktails and Inspired Shooters, and a DIY grilling Disaster story from Macheesmo blogger Nick Evans.  Tune in here.

Catch Jill Shalvis and Lori Wilde on Hachette Book Group, both New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Jill lives in a small town in California run by quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books are “mostly” coincidental.  Lori Wilde has written sixty novels, is a RITA finalist and has been nominated four times for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Tune in here.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin, but what about their eyes? On the new edition of Healthy VisionTM with Dr. Val Jones, dermatologist and author Jeanine Downie, M.D., and Stephen Cohen, O.D., past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, join Dr. Val to talk about to importance of sun protection and provide tips on keeping eyes and skin healthy year round. Tune in here.

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet acclaimed comedian Kyle Kinane of the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Festival this week. Also on the show is Range, Inc. founder Kari Underly, a third-generation meat cutter. They’ll be talking playoffs with resident sports correspondent Bo Balogun and Nutmeg & Company blogger, Meg Thorne will be sharing a DIY Disaster story. Tune in here

Join Power Your Life Talk Radio on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network for an interview with Jerome Chazen, a founder & former chairman of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and author of My Life at Liz Claiborne: How We Broke the Rules and Built the Largest Fashion Company in the World.  Also on the program, Victoria Seitz, Ph.D, an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, with over 30 years of experience in fashion and marketing.  Tune in here.jim

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins host Robin Milling to talk about her film Hysteria. At the time of the chat, Maggie was pregnant with Gloria Ray who was born April 19. Maggie shared her pregnancy cravings and feelings about tabloids infringing on her baby’s privacy. Tune in here.

Emmy Award-winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime time competition series Chopped on Food Network, and a frequent contributor to the network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America.  Ted visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career and his new book, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks. Tune in here.

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes platinum-selling recording artist and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to Conversations LIVE to discuss his journey to music, faith and the new album. On the show, Ruben introduces his new single from the album,  I’m Single.  Tune in here.

As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and an international fitness expert, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in New York. He appeared as the trainer on The Biggest Loser and was chosen to be one of the health experts on the Food Network TV show Fat Chef. Tune in here.

 

BlogTalkRadio’s Where Is My Guru at SXSW

We were so happy to see BlogTalkRadio hosts Jessica Durivage and Diane Ferraro on a panel at SXSW this year.  They host and run Where Is My Guru, a weekly radio show and social media hub committed to making positive social change through the lens of yoga, community, leadership and service.

Their panel entitled “Radio Free Yoga: Self-Realize x Social Enterprise” featured some outstanding guests in the world of yoga, film and spirituality including Seane Corn, Vikram Gandhi and Waylon Lewis. The discussion explored how the worlds of social media and spirituality can intersect to affect personal growth and philanthropic progress.

We were lucky enough to attend the panel and get this shot of it in action!

It was a fascinating discussion and kudos to the girls on getting their panel into SXSW this year! Don’t forget to tune in to their show live this Friday at 11AM EST for a recap on their SXSW experiences and an interview with Sue Jones, yoga rebel and founder of yogaHOPE.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Are you reading this on your blackberry or Smartphone? Chances are you’re holding the screen too close to your eyes. On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to our eyes when using the computer and digital devices, and offers tips on what we can do minimize or prevent eye strain and discomfort.  Tune in here.

Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes a couple of great guests to the show as Shanola Hampton, co-star of Shameless, stops by to chat about her experience on the hit television show on Showtime. Also, for all the dog lovers out there, Jenna Stregowski, Guide to Dogs on About.com, stops by to discuss  the greatest dog movies with Frank.  Tune in here.

Employee theft at small businesses is a big problem and getting bigger with the sour economy.  82% of small to mid-size businesses report they have experienced employee theft.  Tune in here as Diane Helbig and Ron Baker use their 30+ years experience, managing Finance, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology, and Human Resources to discuss this critical issue.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

You love your window view, but could it be contributing to symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?  Take the “Eye Q’s and Views” Quiz to find out if your computer workstation is “eye friendly” and then tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones.  Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to eyes when using the computer and digital devices, and offers tips for preventing visual discomfort. Tune in here.

Tune into a special Spring edition of Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana as he talks with celebrity landscaper Nicholas Walker. He’s got a heck of a resume, and has teamed up with Kathy Ireland Worldwide to bring his landscaping creations to the world.  Tune in here for an exciting chat about outdoor design and ideas.

Deborah L. Parker knows about adversity. Raised by a single mother in a small rural Virginia town after her stepfather leave the family to fend for themselves, Deborah learned early on that having a dream and a goal along with positive roles models contributed to where she is today–a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve who also has worked in corporate management positions.  Tune in here to listen to her inspiring story on Women’ Business Talk Radio Network.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Headaches, blurred vision, and eye fatigue may not solely be caused by your workload.  Did you know that staring at a computer or a small screen can cause a variety of ailments?  Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel has helped companies and government agencies address the eye stress associated with computer monitors.  Tune in to Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones now to hear what he recommends to help reduce or prevent vision-related problems.  Tune in here.

On the latest edition of Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Tom McMahon, executive producer of the hit Spike TV show, 1000 Ways to Die.  Also, in honor of the leap year, Frank welcomes Raenell Dawn, from The Honor Society of Leap Year Babies.  Tune in here.

Women’s Business Network welcomes small business expert Jane Applegate to the show.  She is the author of  201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business.  Tune in here as she shares her Top 10 of those 201 Great Ideas that will help get your business achieve greater success.