In Episode 3, Dr Wright is joined by Suzanne Sinatra, CEO and founder of Private Packs, a warm and cold, ergonomically designed products series created to address the private pain women seldom speak about. This episode introduces listeners to SexTech and what the public needs to know. Private Packs was born out of a traumatic Brazilian waxing incident that prompted Suzanne to design a product that is currently an unmet need in the marketplace. “I’m just a woman that hurt her vagina. From that experience and those of the women around me inspired me to start Private Packs.” Launched in 2019, Private Packs was initially scheduled to launch in 2017. However, two weeks before her crowdfunding campaign Suzanne was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer that quickly progressed to Stage 3. While in treatment Suzanne continued to work on Private Packs. Happy and healthy today, Suzanne is an advocate for female health. She is a member of the Women in SexTech, a community of entrepreneurs united by a desire to meet the needs of others and remove the stigma from innovations within the sexual technology industry. The future of FEMTECH, SEX TECH and what does the public need to know.
January 21, 2021
Welcome to season four of HOT for your Health where Dr Vonda Wright is joined by leading innovators in the exploding FEMTech space- focusing on physical and mental health needs of 51.1% of the world’s population. In Episode 2 Dr Wright is joined by Ann Garnier, CEO and Founder of Lisa Health, a curated website and community focused on science-based solutions for thriving in midlife. Ann Garnier, founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative tech companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. At Lisa Health, Ann leads the team to create tech-enabled solutions and community to empower women to gain control over their bodies and thrive during menopause and midlife. She is passionate about women’s health and advancing research beyond pregnancy and fertility to reduce the serious and costly health risks that women face as they age and help them celebrate the start of something great. https://lisahealth.comInstagram @lisahealthappTwitter @lisahealthappFacebook https://www.facebook.com/lisahealthapp
January 14, 2021
Welcome to season four of HOT for your Health where Dr Vonda Wright is joined by leading innovators in the exploding FEMTech space- focusing on physical and mental health needs of 51.1% of the world’s population. In Episode 1 Dr Wright is joined by FemAging Pioneer, Denise Pines, creator of the WisePause movement and ideator of the FemAging Report which summarizes the who, what, where and why of this powerful demographic. Denise Pines: CEO, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, FILMMAKER, HEALTH ADVOCATE A longtime community health advocate and media pioneer, Denise Pines is president of the Medical Board of California and serves on the Martin Luther King Community Hospital Foundation board and the admissions committee for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) School of Medicine. She’s a trusted resource for women as they pursue midlife wellness. She’s the founder of WisePause Lifestyle Summit (www.wisepause.com), a pro-aging women’s health and educational platform and the FemAging 2020 HealthTech (www.femaging.com), a report introducing a new industry sector (FemAging tech), which is defined as health innovations developed specifically for women ages 40+. She also is an award-winning filmmaker producing 11 documentaries including the award-winning film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” her next documentary, “Anthony Facui” will air on PBS June 2021. She’s a graduate of San Francisco State University (BS), John F. Kenney University (MBA) and Stanford University (MBA). www.wisepause.com www.femaging.com
January 7, 2021
Winding up 2020, Dr Vonda Wright is joined on HOT for your Health by Dr. Dion Metzker, celebrity Atlanta Psychiatrist as they explore the mental health challenges of this year and take an interesting look at re-framing women’s roles in work, home and society via her book, “The Modern Trophy Wife.” Dr. Dion Metzger is a board certified psychiatrist who manages her own practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed medical research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Metzger is currently on faculty as a professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a health and wellness expert who has been featured on The Doctors, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), ABC, NBC, HLN, and in The New York Times. Dr. Metzger’s motto of “better mind, better life” encourages audiences to prioritize their mental health in life’s balance. She also is the co-author of The Modern Trophy Wife: How To Achieve Your Life Goals While Thriving at Home, a book that gives women the tools to strengthen, deepen or revitalize themselves and their relationships.
December 31, 2020
In this episode of HOT for your Health, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined. By Charlie Engle, otherwise known as “The Running Man” who has run across the Sahara Desert and faced and overcome life’s greatest challenges one step at a time. A World class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle. Charlie tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles—from coping with addiction to serving time in prison—and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.
December 30, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by long time colleague and friend, Leslie Bonci as they talk about how to pivot the conversation surrounding food and nutrition from having less to having more of the best food for life. Leslie Bonci RD MPH, is the owner of Active Eating Advice- Be fit, fed and Fearless? – A nutrition consulting company. Her clients include: The National Dairy Council, California Dried Plum Board, The National Peanut Board, Potatoes, USA, Gatorade, Ready Nutrition, General Mills and Douglas Labs. She is the nutrition consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs , Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She was the sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays ,the Washington Nationals and the WNBA. Leslie is a member of the Whey Protein Advisory Panel, and is an ambassador for the National Dairy Council. She is also a member of the Monsanto LEAD network. She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, the Active Calorie Diet and Bike Your Butt Off. She is also a blogger for Us News and World Report Eat + Run, and has a weekly television segment – The Winning Plate on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Today Live show. Leslie also has a weekly radio spot on KDKA-radio. She is a former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has appeared on the Today Show, Dr Oz, and has been quoted in USA Today, Today.com, NBC.com, among others. She is on the Fitness magazine advisory board. Leslie has done several interviews on behalf of clients including The California Dried Plum Board, Kelloggs, SoyJoy, The National Dairy Council, Gatorade, and the Wonderfuls brand. She also does media training for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokespersons program.
December 26, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by Interventional Radiologist, Dr John Lipman, founder of the Atlanta Fibroid Center as they talk about the hidden impact of uterine fibroids and the non-surgical way, he is saving women from hysterectomy and restoring their quality of life. Uterine fibroids are an incredibly common diagnosis for women. In fact, out of every four women in America, three of them usually have fibroids during their lifetime. Only one in three women usually experiences symptoms, so it can easily go undiagnosed. Atlanta Fibroid Center. and Dr John Lipman treats fibroids without surgery and saves the U. Dr. John Lipman is a nationally recognized fibroid expert who has made it his life’s goal to educate and treat women who suffer from uterine fibroids. He is most known for his pioneering work in the non-surgical UFE procedure, Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Dr. Lipman attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served as chief resident at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lipman was awarded the Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Yale New-Haven hospital, at the Yale School of Medicine, the Fellowship of Society of Interventional Radiology and the Fellowship in American College of Radiology. His current academic appointment is as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
December 24, 2020
In this episode of HOT for your Health, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, an innovative leader in the comprehensive cardiology, as they talk about how our one heart directly influences our body, brains and bliss. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is an attending cardiologist, specializing in prevention. She has recently opened a private practice in New York City, at the Juhi-Ash integrative health center encompassing heart health, wellness and prevention, as well as the effects of stress and inflammation on heart health. She is the founder and President of SRSHeart, a personalized lifestyle management program using anatomy, physiology, functional data, genetics and metabolism, along with technology to reach ultimate cardiovascular health. She has been the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at Mt. Sinai Heart in New York City, after being the Director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill. She is the author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, teaching all women how to lead the healthiest lives by living from the heart and Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally, with the editors of Prevention. She has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor, a Castle and Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease, and New York Magazine’s prestigious Best Doctors in the New York edition. Dr. Steinbaum is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She is a National Spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and chairperson of the Go Red for Women in New York City. She is on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association. She has recently been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Women’s Heart Alliance.
December 22, 2020
In this episode, Dr Michael Breus, the sleep doctor, solves the mystery of a good night’s sleep! When you don’t have a restful night, it can have an effect on your mood, health, family and even your job. It is an exciting time for sleep research and sleep medicine—literally every month we learn something new that can affect you and how you sleep. Dr Breus’s mission is to teach everyone how to sleep better and the latest information on sleep disorders, including how they’re diagnosed and the treatment options available. Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have passed the Sleep Medical Speciality board without going to Medical School. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and on the show (39 times). Dr. Breus is the author of The Power of When, (September 2016) a #1 at Amazon for Time Management and Happiness, #28 overall) a bio-hacking guide book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your genetic biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. His second book The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), discusses the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-WeekProgram to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, is a do-it-yourself guide to better sleep.
December 20, 2020
In this episode, Sanjeev Javia, MBA passionately unwinds the chemical differences between CBD and marijuana, details how CBD is used in supplements and medical treatments, how to choose pure produce for multiple applications. Sanjeev Javia, MBA is a nutritional formulator, CEO of PRōZE, and founder of Javia Wellness Group. He has been formulating nutritional supplements for over 20 years and believes in organic processes and ingredients. All PRōZE formulas are designed with natural wellness in mind.Javia Wellness Group is a health and wellness firm that focuses on innovative research, formulation and design of nutritional, exercise, and wellness initiatives. The firm plays a significant role in not only the development of these initiatives but also the branding/marketing, messaging, and further business development aspects. Clients and/or Ownership include Youngevity Health Sciences, Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic, Greenville Hospital System, Splash Beverage Group, DermSpectra LLC, SuperFlex LLC, SpeedFlex Training LLC and various Professional and Olympic Athletes and Teams.
December 18, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright encourages us to stop hunkering down during hard times and instead provides a framework for Pivoting to resilience by harnessing the power of physical and mental hardiness training. Sixty percent of resilience is due to hardiness factors which can be trained giving us hope for a better future. Dr Vonda Wright is a double boarded Orthopaedic surgeon, author, speaker, media expert and innovator focused on optimizing personal and professional physical and mental performance at every age from the backyard to the ball field to the bedroom and boardroom.
December 16, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined by colleague and friend, Dr KMarie Reid, MD, MBA, MS to talk about taking a stand for your health. Dr Reid believes you are truly a partner when it comes to making health decisions with your doctor. KMarie Reid, MD, MS, MBA, FACS is an accomplished gastrointestinal surgeon, prolific researcher, patient advocate, and Army veteran of Operation Desert Shield. Her passion is not only taking care of patients, but also teaching them how to be active in their care and achieve better surgical outcomes. Dr. Wright & Dr Reid produce a weekly live conversation magazine called “The DOC Show” where they address the issues facing women in leadership and society with authenticity, emotional intelligence and humor.
December 11, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright talks with colleague and friend, Dana Hanna about how women can join forces to empower other women with financial security in the side gig culture. Dana Hanna has been nationally recognized for her work as an advocate for the health and wellness of women. A sales and team leader in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries, she has always specialized in the field of Women's Health. She later found her passion in Nonprofit Development and Fundraising impacting the lives of women and girls in the Pittsburgh region. She serves as President of Women Leading Women, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower leadership and elevate lifestyle. Dana has experience running a successful network marketing business and loves how this platform helps to balance family and finances. Dana Hanna lives in Fox Chapel, PA with her husband and three children ages 15,14 and 10.
December 10, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by Dr Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE in a discussion about navigating your true self between being assertive and cooperative in leadership roles. Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE is a Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Sasha CEO & Founder of Brave Enough, a well-published researcher in cardiac anesthesiology and gender equity, cardiac anesthesiologist, author, and international speaker. In 2016, Sasha was awarded the national American Medical Associations Women Physician’s Inspiring Physician Award by her peers. Sasha’s greatest passion is empowering and encouraging others to achieve well being in their professional and personal lives. She speaks frequently to executives and leaders on the topics of professional resilience and gender equity. Her TEDx talk titled Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward has been viewed by thousands of people. Her writing has been published in both the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She leads conferences and retreats for professional women through her organization, Brave Enough. Her first book, Between Grit and Grace: How to be Feminine and Formidable, was released in February 2020. She is a board certified Anesthesiologist, and has been an NIH-funded researcher through the National Institute of Aging. She is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds national leadership positions in the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and serves on the National Board of Echocardiography. You can follow Sasha at www.becomebraveenough.com.
December 9, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined by Shawna Butler, RN, MBA Nurse economist, Health Technology Expert to talk with us about the critical role nurses play in our health system today. Shawna Butler is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. As the creator of the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence role at Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands) and part of the Exponential Medicine team at Singularity University (US), Shawna works with the pioneers in the thick of integrating robotics, 3D printing, drones, AI, blended reality, voice recognition, digital humans, big data and sensors into our health solutions and lifestyles. Her clinical experience includes emergency, cardiac, and critical care in large university and small community hospitals, international medical flight transport, and workplace health promotion services. Butler’s various roles have taken her to New Zealand, Netherlands, UK, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Canada and given her an unusually broad understanding of health care systems, social challenges, and policy. She has given talks and served on panels at many high profile events including the first all-nurse SXSW Panel focused on transforming healthcare, the Biden Cancer Initiative Summit, Aspen Ideas Festival, XPRIZE, HIMSS Europe, and more. The See You Now Podcast as mentioned by Shawna: https://nursing.jnj.com/see-you-now-podcast
December 8, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined by Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley MD as they talk with us about how to find your inner Renaissance by living and working at the level of your own personal genius. Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. She is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team. Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She writes and speaks about these topics in addition to bone and joint issues, and has developed an online curriculum for those that want to be more and do more with their lives. As a mother and a surgeon, she is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on KevinMD.com, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news. She is the hosts and creator of the podcast “The 6%” where she interviews pioneering women who work, innovate and lead in professions traditionally populated by men. In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding, playing tennis, emceeing charitable events and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland.
December 7, 2020
In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by Natalie Bencivenga to discuss researched based findings on what millennials want for healthcare today and in the future. Natalie Bencivenga is a journalist, media personality and former SEEN editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She co-produced and co-hosted the mid-Atlantic Emmy nominated biweekly webshow: Setting the SEEN. A licensed social worker, she pens the digitally nationally syndicated weekly advice column, Ask Natalie at UExpress.com, the home of Dear Abby and Miss Manners. Her column debuted at number three on the site. Prior to being an advice columnist, she ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years and worked as a licensed mobile therapist, with her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was also accepted to medical school in 2007 but deferred her seat to follow her creative passions. She also runs a small digital media consulting company and works with clients from all over the country. Follow her on Twitter @NatalieBenci and on Instagram @NatalieBenci. Send your relationship and lifestyle questions to [email protected]
December 6, 2020
What are you doing to live more every day? We can be healthy, vital, active and joyful if we are intentional in every moment. We are not destined to go from vitality to frailty as we age. We are in control of how we approach our aging process. In this episode Dr. Vonda Wright discusses 4 steps to body, brains and bliss! Vonda Wright is an orthopaedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She specializes in sports medicine and serves as the Chief of Sports Medicine for the Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute in Atlanta. An “Intra-preneur” she previously served as the inaugural Medical Director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and founding director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA). Dr. Wright’s pioneering research in musculoskeletal aging and mobility is changing the way we view and treat the aging process. In 2013, Dr. Wright ignited a national conversation on women’s health by launching the Women's Health Conversations movement with the belief that today’s generation of women can transform our nation’s health for the betterment of all women and the world. The platform grew to include large live events, an online community generating more than 6 million digital exposures surrounding the events and a health innovation experience for millennials. Dr. Wright regularly appears regularly in national TV, print and online media and is called upon to speak worldwide on topics of aging and longevity, healthcare innovation, women’s health and leadership. She has authored four books, Fitness After 40- “Your Strong Body at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond,” “Guide to THRIVE: 4 steps to Body, Brains & Bliss,” and “Younger in 8 weeks” and “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete.” Dr. Wright holds Bachelors degrees from Wheaton College and Rush University, a Master’s of science in Oncology Nursing from Rush University and a medical degree from the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in sports and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Raised on a farm in Kansas, Dr Wright lives with her husband, 2x Stanley Cup Champion, Peter Taglianetti and their blended family of 6 children in Atlanta.
December 5, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined by Dr. Sheila Nazarian, surgeon, entrepreneur, innovator, wife and mother, to discuss the key to living the life you envision and having a sense of yourself. Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in private practice in Beverly Hills. She has a Masters in Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC and serves as Assistant Professor in Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California. She is the founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, Spa26, The Skin Spot e-commerce site, and the Nazarian Institute where she brings thought leaders to teach business owners in the luxury space to Think BIG – Branding, Innovation, Growth. She is married to neurosurgeon, Dr. Fardad Mobin, has three children. Join the conversation at http://womenshealthconversations.com/ and www.DrVondaWright.com Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomensHealth... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenshealt... @DrVondaWright
December 3, 2020
On part two of this episode of HOT for Your Health, you’ll hear from Darieth Chisolm, Rachel Blaufeld, Dr. Lauren Loya, and Caroline Passerrello, RD. At WHC 2014, they talked to attendees about how to embrace their ever-changing body at all ages. You are beautiful regardless of how your body naturally evolves in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond!
April 7, 2016
On this episode of HOT for Your Health, you’ll hear from Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Founder and President of the Brain Health Center. At WHC 2014, Dr. Nussbaum explained to attendees how he integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain health. Dr. Nussbaum will help you build a better brain today!
February 25, 2016
In this episode of HOT for Your Health, you'll hear from expert panel Dr. Cindy Haines, Dr. Kevin Soden and Michelle King Robson. At WHC 2014, they talked to attendees about how to access their best health care in a broken system. Listen to what they have to say so you can work to gain YOUR best health care!
February 18, 2016
In this episode of HOT for Your Health, you'll hear from Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, RDN, Director of Sports Medicine Nutrition at UPMC, nutrition consultant to professional athletes, author, and nationally recognized nutrition expert! Leslie drilled attendees at the 2014 Women's Health Conversations Conference through her Nutrition Bootcamp. She'll shed light on many of the nutritional misconceptions and show you that you can have the foods you enjoy while still maintaining a healthy diet!
January 14, 2016