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Hosted by David Spatz

Listen online at www.wondradio.com or download a free app for your smart phone by going to www.tunein.com and searching for WOND. Join the conversation live during the show at 609-927-1100.


September 15, 2012: Medical Oncology and Infusion Services

Dr. Michael Kane, medical director of Medical Oncology and Infusion Services at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

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Host David Spatz and Dr. Michael Kane, medical director of Medical Oncology and Infusion Services, discuss women’s cancers.

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September 8, 2012: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee and Shoulder Injuries

Dr. Matthew Pepe, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare

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Whether you’re a weekend warrior who took a nasty hit; you fell rushing down your steps or you’ve developed pain over the years and don’t recall any specific injury – you don’t have to be sidelined by shoulder or knee pain. Host David Spatz and Matthew Pepe, MD, orthopedic surgeon of Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare, discuss  prevention, diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.

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September 1, 2012: Preventing Hand and Wrist Injuries

Dr. Stanley Marczyk, orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist

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We need them for most daily functions but most of us take them for granted until we can’t use them or have trouble using them. Host David Spatz and Dr. Stanley Marczyk, orthopedic surgeon and hand specialist, discuss prevention and treatment of hand and wrist injuries from fractures to tendinitis to carpal tunnel syndrome.


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August 25, 2012: AtlantiCare Healthcare at Home

Ellen Wolownik, RN, executive director of AtlantiCare HealthCare at Home
Pam Knight, LPN, AtlantiCare Lifeline® Program manager

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The AtlantiCare Health Care at Home Team cares for those who are recovering from an illness, those who are chronically ill and those who have special needs.

Host David Spatz; Ellen Wolownik, RN, executive director of AtlantiCare HealthCare at Home; and Pam Knight, LPN, AtlantiCare Lifeline® Program manager talk about the full range of in-home services AtlantiCare Health Care at Home provides.


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August 18, 2012: AtlantiCare Access Center

Maureen Donzuso, AtlantiCare Access Center director
June Appleget, RN, AtlantiCare Access Center nurse

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Host David Spatz and Maureen Donzuso, AtlantiCare Access Center director and June Appleget, RN, AtlantiCare Access Center nurse, will discuss how the Access Center Team helps our community access timely, appropriate care and get information about other AtlantiCare programs and services.


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August 11, 2012: AtlantiCare's New Approach to Primary Care

Dr. Mitchell Kaminski, Medical Director, AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care and Medical Specialties

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Host David Spatz and Dr. Mitchell Kaminski, medical director, AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care and Medical Specialties, discuss how AtlantiCare is changing the way it delivers primary care to keep people healthier, lower the costs of healthcare and provide a better overall experience for patients and their families.


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August 4, 2012: AtlantiCare's Hospitalist Program

Anthony Macchiavelli, MD, Director, Hospitalist Program, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

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Host David Spatz and Dr. Anthony Macchiavelli, medical director, AtlantiCare's Hospitalist Program, discuss how hospitalists at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center are ensuring patients get the most appropriate care before, during and after their hospital stay.


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July 28, 2012: AtlantiCare's Growing Green Initiative

Samantha Kiley, AtlantiCare Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement
Elizabeth Tawadros, AtlantiCare Manager of Community and Grants Partnerships

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AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative is engaging our community in eating healthier. People of all ages are planting, caring for, harvesting and eating the fruits – and vegetables - of their work. Host David Spatz; AtlantiCare Director of Community Partnerships Samantha Kiley, and Engagement and AtlantiCare Manager of Community and Grants Partnerships Elizabeth Tawadros talk about the initiative.


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July 21, 2012: Early Heart Attack Care

Dr. Thomas Brabson, chairman, Emergency Services, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Dr. Viren Vankawala, Cardiologist, AtlantiCare Physician Group Cardiology
Barbara Cottrell, Chest Pain Coordinator, The Heart Institute at ARMC

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Host David Spatz and Dr. Thomas Brabson, chairman, Emergency Services, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Dr. Viren Vankawala, cardiologist, AtlantiCare Physician Group Cardiology; and Barbara Cottrell, chest pain coordinator, the Heart Institute at ARMC, discusse the importance of early heart attack care.

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July 14, 2012: ARMC's Trauma Center

Kimberly Schunk, Trauma Program Director, Harrah's Regional Trauma Center at ARMC
Kathy Kerstetter, APN, Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Harrah's Regional Trauma Center at ARMC

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Host David Spatz and Kimberly Schunk, Trauma Program director and nurse, and Kathy Kerstetter, Trauma nurse practitioner, discuss the ARMC Trauma Center's 20 years of service to our region.

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July 7, 2012: Living with Heart Failure

Inga Robbins, MD, Cardiologist, The Heart Institute at ARMC
Shannon Patel, Heart Failure Program Manager, The Heart Institute at ARMC

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Host David Spatz, ARMC cardiologist Inga Robbins, MD, and Heart Failure Program manager Shannon Patel, RN, discuss how ARMC’s Heart Failure Resource Center helps those living with heart failure stay well and out of the hospital.

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June 23, 2012: Cancers that Affect Men - Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

James C. Wurzer, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute

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Host David Spatz and Dr. James C. Wurzer, medical director of Radiation Oncology at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, will discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers that affect men.

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June 16, 2012: Hips and Knees - Why You Don't Have to Live with Pain

Featuring Zachary Post, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, The Joint Institute at AtlantCare and Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare

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Host David Spatz and Dr. Zachary Post, orthopedic surgeon, from the Joint Institute, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, and the Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare, will talk about hips and knees – and why you don’t have to live with pain in either.

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June 9, 2012: Preventing Neck and Spine Injuries

Featuring Kris Radcliff, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare
Amrith Jamoona, MD, Neurosurgeon, AtlantiCare Neruosciences Institute

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Host David Spatz and AtlantiCare experts Dr. Amrith Jamoona, a neurosurgeon with the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; and Dr. Kristen Radcliff, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery at a the Rothman Institute AtlantiCare, will discuss what you can do to prevent neck and spine injuries this summer - as well as the latest diagnostic and treatment technology AtlantiCare’s Neurosciences Team offers for neck and back illnesses and injuries.

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June 2 , 2012: Wound Care

Janell McNeill, RN, MSN, CRRN, CWS
Program Director, ARMC Wound Healing Center

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At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and vascular disorders. Non-healing wounds also occur in surgical wounds, pressure sores and traumatic wounds. The AtlantiCare Wound Healing Center uses the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remains current in the latest scientific advances in wound care.

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May 26 , 2012: Urgent Care

John Ruskey, DO
AtlantiCare Physician Group

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Urgent Care Centers are the best option for illnesses or injuries that are non-life threatening. AtlantiCare Physician Group offers Urgent Care Centers in seven convenient locations throughout southern New Jersey.

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May 19, 2012: Foster Care

Featuring Suzanne Porreca, PsyD
Director of Child and Adolescent Services, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health

Shannon Hurst
Foster Home Recruiter and Evaluator, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health

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Have you ever thought of helping children in need of a stable and loving environment? May is National Foster Care Month. There is a tremendous need for foster families for children in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Camden counties. The AtlantiCare Behavioral Health Foster Care Network recruits families to provide temporary assistance for children ranging from infants to 18 year olds. If you are interested in the challenges and rewards of foster care, please call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.

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May 12, 2012: Careers in Nursing

Featuring Susan Battaglia
Director of Nurse Recruitment, AtlantiCare

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Host David Spatz and Sue Battaglia, director of Nurse Recruitment, Retention, and Resources discusses AtlantiCare nurses’ contributions to our community on a special Nurses Week edition of the show. If you are interested in a career in nursing, this is the show for you.

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Frank BleeFrank BleeMay 5, 2012: Services for Seniors

Featuring Frank Blee
Director of Senior Services and Government Relations, AtlantiCare

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Baby boomers now make up amost 25% of the American population. In fact, someone turns 80 every seven seconds in the United States. How will we take care of our aging population? Frank Blee discusses the needs of seniors living in southern New Jersey. While each individual's medical needs are different, it's important for senior citizens to exercise regularly, visit their primary care physician regularly, and maintain a healthy diet.

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Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACSAlexander Onopchenko, MD, FACSApril 28, 2012: Obesity and Surgical Weight Loss

Featuring Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS
Medical Director, AtlantiCare Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness

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Extreme overweight can jeopardize health and lead to early death. In fact, morbid obesity is gaining on smoking as the second leading cause of preventable death, responsible for 400,000 deaths annually – up 30 percent since 1990. Often, dieting and exercise alone cannot successfully treat morbid obesity. Therefore, an increasing number of people are choosing an alternative approach – morbid obesity surgery. AtlantiCare’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness uses three surgical methods considered effective by the National Institutes of Health:

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Erin Higgins, RNErin Higgins, RNApril 21, 2012: Stroke

Featuring Erin Higgins, RN,
Stroke Program Coordinator, AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute

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Did you know that Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States? It’s twice as likely to kill a woman as breast cancer.  AtlantiCare Stroke Program Coordinator Erin Higgins describes the symptoms of stroke and what to do if you or someone you know is having stroke symptoms. Preventable risk factors for stroke include smoking, diet, diabetes and hypertension. Higgins reminds us to always dial 9-1-1 for stroke symptoms and never drive yourself. Time is brain.

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Meaghan Kim, RNMeaghan Kim, RNApril 14, 2012: Diabetes

Featuring Meaghan Kim, RN, BS, CDE
Diabetes Population Health Manager, AtlantiCare

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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 11% of Americans age 20 and over have Diabetes. But whether you want to live a better live with Diabetes or simply want to avoid Diabetes, you can meet your health and wellness goals with simple changes to your lifestyle. Host David Spatz and AtlantiCare Diabetes Educator Meaghan Kim discuss the types of diabetes, diabetes diagnosis, living with diabetes, symptoms and risk factors.

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Marianne Herman, APRNMarianne Herman, APRNApril 7, 2012: Advance Directives

Featuring Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN, C
Director of Palliative Care, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

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Host David Spatz and ARMC Director of Palliative Care Marianne Herman discuss the importance of Advance Directives. Also known as a "Living Will", an Advance Directive is a legal document providing information regarding a patient's wishes should the pateint become terminally sick or injured and therefore unable to speak for him or herself. Find out why you need an Advance Directive and learn just how simple it is to set up your own Advance Directive.

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