Childhood obesity challenge: What parents can do today – Ep. 71
In Episode 71, Dr. G and his guest, Jenny Hasler, MD, IBCLC, discuss how to help children achieve a healthy weight, including how parents can address their child’s health without judgement or shame.
Time is brain: Stroke warning signs to know – Ep. 70
In Episode 70, Dr. G and his guest, Matthew McCoyd, MD, discuss how to recognize the signs of stroke, how stroke is treated and ways to prevent one.
The human-pet bond: Exploring the health benefits – Ep. 69
In Episode 69, Dr. G and his guests, veterinarian Jeni Waeltz, DVM, CPC, and Cynthia Brooks, administrator of Animal-Assisted Therapy at Edward-Elmhurst Health, discuss the ways pets can improve our mental and physical health.
Creative arts therapy: Healing through art and music – Ep. 68
In Episode 68, Dr. G and his guests, music therapist Sarah Clewett and art therapist Valerie Maty, discuss how creative arts therapy is used not only to treat mental health but also how everyone can use art to improve their own well-being.
Health equity: Inclusive and accessible healthcare matters – Ep. 67
In Episode 67, Dr. G and his guests, Hiral Patel, DC, and Karen Ayala, executive director of the DuPage County Health Department, discuss why health equity matters to everyone and how healthcare organizations can address it.
Foot health facts: Common conditions & how to manage them - Ep. 66
In Episode 66, Dr. G and his guest, Allison Cheney, DPM, discuss common foot problems, how to prevent and treat them, and why foot health is so vital.
Joint replacement 101: Timing & techniques - Ep. 65
In Episode 65, Dr. G and his guest, Denis Williams, M.D., discuss and answer frequently asked questions about joint replacement surgery.
Living with arthritis: Move more with less pain – Ep. 64
In Episode 64, Dr. G and his guest, Nisha Dsilva, D.O., discuss the symptoms and causes of arthritis as well as how to ease the pain.
When eating habits become unhealthy: Symptoms & support - Ep. 63
In Episode 63, Dr. G and his guests, Jacqueline Sierzega, PsyD, and Katie O’Donnell, LCSW, CADC, discuss the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, how they develop and what can be done to help people who are struggling with an eating disorder.
The promise of precision medicine – Ep. 62
In Episode 62, Dr. G and his guest, Peter Hulick, MD, discuss precision medicine and what it means for the future of healthcare.
When your heart stops – facts about sudden cardiac arrest – Ep. 61
In Episode 61, Dr. G and his guest discuss the facts about cardiac arrest, why it’s vital that people learn how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest, how to provide effective CPR and how to use an Automatic External Defibrilator (AED).
What’s new in weight loss: Surgical & non-surgical options - Ep. 60
In Episode 60, Dr. G and his guests Neha Shah, MD, and Ryan Headley, MD, discuss obesity treatment options and answer frequently asked questions about weight loss.
Shape up! Fitness train like the pros – Ep. 59
In Episode 59, Dr. G and his guest, David Williams, former national team player and strength and conditioning coach for USA Rugby, share tips to take your fitness to the next level.
Men, be true to you: Embracing healthy masculinity - Ep. 58
In Episode 58, Dr. G and his guest, Todd Fink, CADC, discuss masculine traits and how to encourage men to be their true selves.
What’s behind that smile? Dental health 101 - Ep. 57
In Episode 57, Dr. G and his guest, Keven Wells, DDS, dispel the myths about oral care and share inside information about what dentists can see in your mouth, the best tools and techniques (should you brush your tongue?) and how checkups can keep you healthy.
Heads up! Get the facts about concussions/TBIs – Ep. 56
In Episode 56, Dr. G and his guest, Kevin Jackson, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon, answer frequently asked questions about concussions and traumatic brain injuries and share vital facts about symptoms and treatment.
What makes us sick? Breakdown of infectious diseases – Ep. 55
In Episode 55, Dr. G and his guest, Jaime Belmares-Avalos, MD, a board-certified infectious disease specialist, have a detailed discussion on infectious diseases, their treatment and prevention.
Secret confessions of a radiologist – Ep. 54
In Episode 54, Dr. G and his guest, Marcus Parker, M.D., board-certified general and diagnostic radiologist, discuss some of the things they’ve seen as well as fascinating details about radiology and its vital importance in healthcare.
Breast cancer: What every woman should know - Ep. 53
In Episode 53, Dr. G and his guest, Christine Gresik, MD, FACS, discuss screenings, symptoms, treatment options and other essential information women should know about breast cancer.
A clear view: Maintaining healthy vision - Ep. 52
In Episode 52, Dr. G and his guest, Courtney Crawford, MD, FACS, a board-certified ophthalmologist, explain common sight issues and share the best ways to maintain good vision.
Back-to-school health and wellness: Top trends - Ep. 51
In Episode 51, Dr. G and his guest Annie Ryan, MSN, CPNP, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, have a can’t-miss conversation about child vaccinations, learning loss and mental health.
Prostate cancer: What every man should know - Ep. 50
In episode 50 Dr. G and his guest, Brian McNeil, MD, MBA, FACS, share information about symptoms of prostate cancer, how to know when you or someone you know is at risk of prostate cancer, and when to talk to your doctor about a screening.
Mental health help: We need it now more than ever - Ep. 49
In episode 49 Dr. G and his guest, Sandra Manley-Eichler, LCSW, with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, talk about ways to close the mental health access gaps in America.
No more leaks: Building strong pelvic floor health - Ep. 48
In episode 48 Dr. G Dr. G his guests, Kelly Jirschele, DO, a board-certified urogynecologist, and Natalie Florio, a physical therapist, discuss common pelvic floor disorders and how to treat and prevent them.
Functional medicine: Getting to the root of illness - Ep. 47
In episode 47 Dr. G and his guest, Daniel Murauski, DO, talk about how functional medicine can help get to the root of illness.
Youth sports—injury prevention, game-time pressures and more - Ep. 46
In episode 46, Dr. G and his guests, sports medicine specialist Zahab Ahsan, MD and Doctor of Occupational Therapy Keagan Hadley discuss the best ways to keep young athletes balanced, healthy and injury free.
Skip the trip to the ER: Summer safety tips - Ep. 45
In episode 45, Dr. G and his guest, Daryl Wilson, MD, share the summer safety tips you need to know so you and your family can skip the trip to the ER.
Secret confessions of a pathologist – Ep. 44
In Episode 44, Dr. G and his guest, pathologist Michael Lawler, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the secrets of pathology.
What’s really in your food? The science behind what you eat - Ep. 43
In Episode 43, Dr. G and his guest, Food Scientist David Allen, discuss the science behind what we eat.
The truth about opioids and safer options for pain relief - Ep. 42
In Episode 42, Dr. G and his guests, John K. Hong, MD and Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP, discuss the opioid overdose epidemic, opioid addiction and safer options for pain relief.
Protect the skin you’re in — moles, skin cancer and more - Ep. 41
In Episode 41, Dr. G and his guest, Ryan Freeland, MD, get into more detail on skincare and skin cancer prevention.
Medical cannabis: The risks vs. rewards – Ep. 40
In Episode 40, Dr. G and his guests, Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD and Shalu Gugnani, MD, discuss what medical cannabis can do, how it works and the pros and cons everyone should know.
Regenerative medicine, part 2: Anti-aging, hormone replacement – Ep. 39
In Episode 39, you’ll get details on the fascinating world of anti-aging regenerative medicine from Dr. G and his guest, board-certified emergency medicine physician Scott Yilk, M.D.
Regenerative medicine, part 1: The role of stem cells and PRPs – Ep. 38
In Episode 38, you’ll get details on these fascinating therapeutics from Dr. G and his guest, family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist Moises Irizarry-Roman, MD.
Acupuncture 101: An ancient healing practice used today – Ep. 37
In Episode 37, you’ll get details on acupuncture, how it’s used and how it can help people from Dr. G and his guest, acupuncturist Alejandro Fernandez, NMD, L.Ac.
Shout out to nurses: Heroes in healthcare - Ep. 36
In Episode 36, you’ll learn more about nurse life and the future of nursing as Mark Gomez, MD, talks with guests Marguerite Manseau, RN, with Edward Hospital and Marijana Vidovic, RN, with Elmhurst Hospital.
Having surgery? Common procedures explained – Ep. 35
In Episode 35, you’ll learn more about what makes surgeons tick and get details on some of the most common surgical procedures from Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Peter Petratos, MD.
Don’t push your luck – get a grip on gambling - Ep. 34
In Episode 34, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest Glen Cannon, LCPC, discuss how to identify a gambling addiction and the options available for treatment.
What to do when winter makes you SAD - Ep. 33
In Episode 33, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest Dylan Panuska, PsyD, CADC, talk about seasonal affective disorder, mental health and how to feel better.
Looking forward: The future of medicine and innovation – Ep. 32
In Episode 32, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, and John Lee, MD, discuss what we might see in the future of healthcare.
Pee-yew! How to prevent and treat body odors - Ep. 31
In Episode 31, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Alix Charles, MD, cover everything from sweat stains to shaving your underarms to using your odor to attract a new romantic partner.
New year, new you: Creating a workable wellness plan - Ep. 30
In Episode 30, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Gay Purcell, MD, explain how to establish a healthy routine and create a doable plan to reach your wellness goals.
What can brain mapping reveal about your thoughts, emotions? – Ep. 29
In Episode 29, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Kyle Bonesteel, PhD, ABPP-CN, BCN, explain brain mapping and neurofeedback and what it can do for you.
When pain interferes with life: Methods to manage it – Ep. 28
In Episode 28, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, David Peng, MD, discuss the causes of and treatment strategies for chronic pain.
Beyond baby blues: when it’s time to seek help – Ep. 27
In episode 27, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Susan Cheng, PhD, MPH, and Ravae Sinclair, JD, CLC, CD (DONA), discuss postpartum depression and when it’s time to seek help.
Let’s talk about sex – and male and female birth control - Ep. 26
In episode 26, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Kyle Kiriluk, MD, and Emilie McLain, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, lay out the facts about sex, conception and the latest information about birth control.
Spotting signs of emotional abuse, and ways to respond - Ep. 25
In episode 25, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Gillian Schmitz, MDE, FACEP, and Jason Morris, PsyD, CDP, explain the behavior associated with emotional abuse, how to recognize the signs of emotional abuse in someone who is a victim, and identify key resources to help people break free from it.
Self-care tips for a happier, healthier you - Ep. 24
In episode 24, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Perry Cammisa, DC, and Kristine Warnes, APN, offer practical ways to add self-care to your busy schedule.
Back to School Series, Part 2: Boosting nutritional and physical health - Ep. 23
In episode 23, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, pediatricians Joseph Russell, DO, and Victoria Uribe, MD, have a conversation about the importance of good nutrition and fitness in kids and ways parents can instill habits in their children that will last a lifetime.
Back to School Series, Part 1: Nurturing kids’ mental well-being - Ep. 22
In episode 22, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Jyoti Shah, DO, and Susy Francis Best, PsyD, MBA, have an important conversation about mental health and the role parents can play in helping their kids develop and maintain a healthy mental outlook.
Getting to the heart of AFib - Ep. 21
In episode 21, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Apoor Gami, MD, provide an easy-to-understand explanation of this complicated condition and discuss risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.
Vegetarians and vegans: How to keep your diet healthy - Ep. 20
In this episode, Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Amish Doshi, MD, and Christine Doshi, MS, RD, LDD, discuss the benefits of plant-based diets and offer practical tips on to get started.
“Shh, is it normal?" Health issues men avoid talking about - Ep. 19
In this episode, Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Paul Gittens, MD, discuss the taboo topics — specifically sexual health — men hate to bring up and why it’s important to address these health issues.
Will normal ever be the same? Easing anxiety during tough times – Ep. 18
In this episode, Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Ines Casey, MD, board-certified infectious disease specialist, and Marc Browning, PsyD, ABPP, RN, board-certified clinical psychologist, talk about re-entry anxiety and how to overcome it.
From leakage to UTIs: All about that bladder - Ep. 17
In this episode, Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Kelly Jirschele, DO, board-certified urogynecologist, talk about the most common bladder problems.
Healthy gut, healthy mind: Connecting the two - Ep. 16
In this episode, Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, board-certified gastroenterologist Shivani Kiriluk, DO, discuss the gut-brain connection.
Your facial skin care routine made simple - Ep. 15
In this episode, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, dermatologist Alix Charles, MD, FAAD, discuss skin care techniques and treatment to keep your skin looking its best.
Fasting, keto and more: Breaking down common diets - Ep. 14
In this episode, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guests, Louis Malinow, MD, and Bonnie Kastin, RDN, LDN, break down common diets and offer tips on how to establish sustainable healthy eating habits.
When allergies strike: strategies that bring relief - Ep. 13
In this episode, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Zachary Rubin, MD, talk about common types of allergies and treatment, and bust some of the myths about allergies.
Simple solutions for a good night’s sleep - Ep. 12
In this episode, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Alan Kominsky MD, FACS, uncover the truth about sleep, including how we end up derailing our natural sleepiness and how to get better rest.
ABCs of CBD for medical treatment - Ep. 11
In this episode, host Mark Gomez, MD, and his guest, Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP, dig into details on cannabidiol, how it works and whether it’s beneficial to your health.
Meditation 101: A beginner’s guide - Ep. 10
In this episode, Dr. G and his guest, Todd Fink, CADC, break down some common misconceptions about meditation, and explain how it’s good for well-being and how to get started with your own practice.
Fabulously fit in 30 minutes - Ep. 09
In this episode, Dr. G and his guests, physical therapist Luke Greenwell and fitness instructor Paula McBride, discuss how to get started, digging into the details with workout tips and ideas and advice on how to set a fitness goal.
Social media and kids: what’s healthy, what’s harmful? - Ep. 08
In this episode, Dr. G and his guests, Steven Kovar, MD, and Meghan Kennedy, PsyD, discuss the impact of social media on kids’ health.
No sugar coating here: signs of diabetes you should know - Ep. 07
In this episode, Dr. G and his guest, Susan Hudec, MD, discuss the answers to those questions, ways to prevent diabetes, the latest treatment options and more.
Snap, crackle, pop! Is it time to see an orthopedic doctor? - Ep. 06
In this episode, Dr. G and his guests, Ryan Sullivan, MD, and Matthew Schmitz, MD, discuss how to prevent injury, manage pain and determine when it’s time to do something about an injury.
Herbal medicine and dietary supplements—the good, the bad, the ugly - Ep. 05
In this episode, Dr. G is joined by Julia Afridi, DO, and Ashwani Garg, MD, to discuss how herbal remedies, dietary supplements and alternative treatments can support wellness.
What’s your heart telling you? The tests to find out - Ep. 04
In this episode, Dr. G is joined by Ann Davis, MD, to discuss heart disease and the tests available to detect the disease in its earliest stages.
Hidden health dangers of loneliness and isolation: Ep. 03
In this episode, Dr. G is joined by Kate Johnson, MD, and Daryl Wilson, MD, to discuss the hidden health dangers of loneliness and isolation.
“Shh, is it normal?" Health issues women avoid talking about - Ep. 02
In this episode, Dr. G is joined by Kimberley Darey, MD, and Syeachia Dennis, MD, to discuss health issues women would rather avoid talking about.
The secret to healthy living – body, mind and spirit - Ep. 01
In this episode, Dr. G is joined by Steven Lome, DO, and Todd Fink, CADC, to discuss the fundamentals of healthy living.