2 Your Health on WBAY
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Welcome to 2 Your Health, where we talk to local health care leaders to help you Feel Better, Live better and Be Better. In these segments, and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Action 2 News Mid-morning at 9 A.M., you’ll learn about health topics such as stress, sleep hygiene, regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy.

Check back regularly for new videos and new health topics that are in the works!


There’s something in the air -- and Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts discusses ways to block symptoms and feel better while your body fights the illness.


Dr. Kevin Wasco, co-medical director of ThedaCare’s bariatric program, discusses metabolic surgery -- formerly bariatric surgery, but it helps with much more than just weight loss and can extend a person’s life. Dr. Wasco explains the conditions it can help with, who’s a good candidate, and what results to expect.


A lot of people have annoying heel pain. Dr. Mark Thomas from Family Foot and Ankle Clinic offers suggestions you can do at home and tells you how to know if it’s something more serious that should be seen by a doctor. You may not need surgery, and you don’t have to keep suffering.


Angela dispels some misconceptions about detox (you won’t be running to the bathroom), and what the dietitians at Natural Healthy Concepts are using themselves to get out the environmental toxins we encounter every day.


Casey Burkett from Unity Hospice joins us to talk about special efforts given to respect our military veterans in hospice care, including special events, honors and volunteer programs.


Dr. Pam Kososki from Valley Acupuncture & Wellness talks about the types of pain they can help, with skills such as acupressure and bio-resonance therapy, and how long it takes to see results. She also dispels a myth about acupuncture.


As people start to get outdoors to enjoy winter, Dr. Marjorie Delo from Delo Sports Medicine talks about preventing common injuries from winter activities like skiing, sledding, or just walking outside.


Maybe they’re just an annoying, nagging pain. Or maybe the area’s become red and inflamed. Dr. Mark Thomas with Family Foot and Ankle Clinic offers some self-treatment suggestions for ingrown toenails, tells you when you definitely need to see a doctor, and reveals how quickly an ingrown toenail can be treated ... and permanently... without losing the entire nail.


Ice isn’t the only danger in the winter. Indoors, you can be on slippery floors. Kara from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment offers helpful advice about staying safe this season.


Acid reflux isn’t something that should be ignored as a part of life. Dr. Hassanain Jassim discusses what causes acid reflux, the symptoms, the possible consequences of letting it go untreated, and an outpatient treatment Surgical Associates of Neenah offers.


Coming off a season of overindulgence, what should we think about for making health and lifestyle changes and achieving our lofty goals -- at any time of year? We get advice from Dr. Cynthia Fisher, a family physician with ThedaCare.


Pam from Valley Acupuncture & Wellness discusses the different types of neuropathy and the different therapies that can reduce the symptoms.


Three in 10 people suffer from migraine headaches at some time. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts is with us today to discuss triggers and natural solutions for migraines.


Is it your new pair of shoes or is it plantar fasciitis? Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine talks about diagnosing heel pain and her three favorite ways for treating plantar fasciitis.


Ashley and Tiffany from Therapy Time for K.I.D.S. talk about strengthening a child’s speech development and signs to look for (you might even notice signs in infancy during breastfeeding).


Feel a pop or a lock? Dr. Delo of Delo Sports Medicine explains how back pain from the SI joint, connecting the hip and spine, differs from other back pain and how it’s treated.


The symptoms are a lot alike. ThedaCare’s director of infectious disease, Dr. David Brooks, shares what you should know, and what to look for, during this cold and flu (and holiday) season.


They’re not just for rubbing! Dr. Mark Thomas with Family Foot and Ankle Clinic discusses ways to get rid of bunions and hammer toe before they become more painful or require surgery. Like most health issues, it’s better to treat them sooner than later.


After any treatment, medicine and following the doctor’s orders are just part of your recovery. Dr. Marjorie Delo and Brittany, a nutritionist at Delo Sports Medicine, talk about protein, vitamins, and other nutrition to improve the healing process.


You can be doing everything right and not lose weight. Dr. Tracy Page, M.D., from the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine explains how medical-supervised weight loss makes a difference to help you achieve goals.


A new year is coming up and a new opportunity for a better smile. Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about oral hygiene and cosmetics, including teeth whitening, painless fillings, and orthodontics.


ThedaCare family physician Dr. Suzanne Havican lists 5 things you should do to stay healthy this cold and flu season and when to choose urgent care over an emergency room.


We dive into what PRP stands for and, more importantly, what it can do to help our bodies heal, with Dr. Delo from Delo Sports Medicine.


In her previous visits, Kara from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment has talked a lot about keeping loved ones with medical needs safe in their own home. But what if they’re coming to YOUR home for the holidays? She has a lot of ideas for making your home safer and more accommodating and letting them know you care.


In the holiday season you want to eat, drink and be merry! Dr. John Krupka from Krupka Dental has many reasons why the holiday season is also an important time to make sure your dental care is up-to-date, whether it’s enjoying a filling meal, taking family photos, or using your health care benefits by year’s end and saving money in the new year.


Hot flashes, night sweats, even foggy brain. Symptoms of perimenopause can appear a long time before menopause begins. Dr. Tracy Page from Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine talks about diagnosis (since these are symptoms of other issues, too) and treatment.


When it’s time for fall cleaning around the house, it’s also time for fall cleaning for your body. Get rid of some stowaways that might be causing your fatigue, insomnia, or stomach issues. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts talks about what you can do about parasites and how to know if the treatment is working.


Regenerative medicine -- using the body’s own healing tools -- has shown great strides in treating sports injuries but it holds a lot more promise in other areas. Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine talks about the latest findings in using regenerative medicine to treat arthritis and injuries related to the spine.


Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts is back in our studios. The dietitian and natural-health care provider talks about treatments for an overactive bladder for men and women and ways to take care of the kidneys and his prostate, too.


Dr. Michael Ziegele, an orthopedic surgeon for ThedaCare, is urging patients, “Don’t wait to get your life back.” New and advanced techniques in hip and knee replacement speed up recovery and make it less scary than you might have heard about.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lindsay Hayes, an oncology-certified nurse practitioner at Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, discusses breast cancer risk factors and feeling better during treatment.


Dr. John Krupka, DDS, of Krupka Dental, goes back to basics and gives you simple advice to keep your teeth for the rest of your life, including the best way and best times to brush and remembering your tongue.


How can you keep loved ones in their home as they get older? Kara at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment goes room-by-room with suggestions for preventing trips and falls and equipment that improves mobility in and out and around the house.


Pregnancy affects women’s oral health with hormone changes, morning sickness, and “pregnancy tumors.” Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental offers suggestions to help your mouth – and your health – during pregnancy.


When something just feels “off,” it might be a hormone imbalance. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts talks about Dutch hormone testing, a take-home kit for measuring hormones, how the findings can make a difference in your health, and whether it differs from testing you might get at your doctor’s office.


Shockwave therapy uses acoustic wave energy to trigger a healing response. It has a number of uses with injuries and even aesthetics. Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine gives us details.


Sports medicine physician Dr. David Hirschi of ThedaCare discusses what students should do to get ready for fall sports and what parents should do in case of an injury.


Having mobility issues shouldn’t stop people from enjoying summer activities with their families, even if it’s watching from the bleachers. Kara at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment has advice for getting out to sporting events (and also how to avoid stepping around those bleachers).


Unity Hospice is holding an open house for its Grief and Education Center on August 25 from 3 to 7 P.M. Jenny from Unity explains it’s open to all -- not just people who’ve used Unity’s services -- and tells us what people can expect to see, and why it may not be what they were expecting.


”Digital dentistry” is an umbrella term for making everything you might not like about a dentist’s office a whole lot better: More efficient record-keeping, accurate orthodontics, making molds with a computer scan (no more sticking your teeth into gunk!). The one thing it doesn’t get rid of is the human touch. Dr. John Krupka explains more of the benefits digital dentistry offers at Krupka Dental Associates on 2 Your Health:


Dr. Tracy Page from the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine introduces us to a new member of the team. Lyndsay is an oncology-certified nurse practitioner with her own history with functional medicine. She discusses the benefits it’s given her and what it can give to her patients.


The symptoms of tick bites, how to test for Lyme disease, and the herbal and homeopathic options available to treat it, from Angela at Natural Healthy Concepts.


Elite Aesthetics Spa owner Ann Early offers some tips to beat the sun’s effects on your skin this summer -- and ways to fix the damage that’s been done after years of enjoying the outdoors.


Dr. David Schultz joins us from Surgical Associates of Neenah, the highest-level trauma center in the Fox Cities, to talk about the injuries trauma surgeons are more likely to see in the summertime and suggestions to avoid being their next emergency call.


Hormones affect a lot of things -- from our libido to blood pressure to thinning hair. Supplements can improve our sexual well-being at any age. Erika from Natural Healthy Concepts looks at natural options for men and women.


The Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine has a new program, “A Road Map to Weight Loss,” that will teach you life skills -- not just while you’re on the program -- to lose 1 to 5 pounds per week. Dr. Tracy Page and Laura discuss what the program involves.


David Corso, vice president of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Spine and Pain Center, explains what people will find at the new, “one-stop” facility in Appleton and an open house celebration.


John Krupka, DDS, explains how this medical technology is improving dentistry, including lasers and CT scanners, making a visit to the dentist’s chair easier, quicker, and more comfortable.


It’s a scary statistic: 80% of falls in the home happen in the bathroom. Kara at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment has a list of ideas to safeguard that room and protect your loved ones, especially older family members.


Dr. Sneha Subbarayn, a pediatrician with ThedaCare, has tips so you can enjoy summer fun in the sun safely. She talks about sunscreens and the different SPF you should use for adults, children and infants (if any at all), when you should be using sunscreen, and how to treat sunburns.


There are so many options when it comes to improving your vision. Dr. Meisha Raven from OptiVision Eye Care helps you get started determining what you need and discusses LASIK, P.R.K. and P.T.K.


Good oral care can’t take a summer vacation. Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental Associates has some simple tips for taking care of your hygiene even when you’re on the go and taking care of your teeth when you’re active outdoors. (Also, what to do with a knocked-out tooth.)


Kara Carlson from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment talks about options and tools that can help a person recovering from surgery and their caregivers.


Hormones of all types can affect your ability to shed weight. Dr. Tracy Page of Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine and one of her patients, Constance, talk about how a treatment plan can improve results and how that changed Constance’s life.


Do you wake up with a tired jaw or suffer migraines? Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about diagnosing disorders of the jaw and nearby muscles -- TMJ disorders -- and how they can be treated.


ThedaCare is expanding pharmacies at several hospitals so patients can easily get the medication and care supplies they need before going home. Joshua Prostek, director of retail pharmacy and ThedaCare’s 340B program walks us through it.


Angela Halderson of Natural Healthy Concepts is a dietitian and also a natural-health care provider. She discusses fluoride, iodine, good bacteria, and how to improve gum health using natural products.


Ann from Elite Aesthetics Spa stops by to help us cope with the effects aging has on our body. She gives us simple, everyday tips to help slow the aging process down and describes some simple treatments that can help us look and feel better.


The president of the Community Blood Center says 62% of Americans are eligible to donate blood but only about 3% of the population does. John Hagins discusses how the blood is used, how much is needed each week, and how little time it takes to donate.


Doctors and patients have been looking at alternatives to narcotics for dealing with pain -- whether it’s recovery from surgery or broken bones, joint pain, or migraines. Dr. Marjorie Delo from Delo Sports Medicine talks about cryoneurolysis, a treatment using liquid nitrogen to block nerves from transmitting pain for 3 to 4 months.


Dr. Pat Brennan from Surgical Associates of Neenah joins us to discuss the spectrum of chronic vein disease, including varicose veins and spider veins. Some can be painful. He talks about the symptoms and many treatments available, from compression stockings to surgery.


A COVID-19 infection can have lingering effects, including inflammation and pain in your joints and muscles, mimicking arthritis. Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine describes how it’s diagnosed and discusses when you can treat it with over-the-counter medicine or when you should see a doctor.


Dr. Amy James, medical director at Unity Hospice, joins us in the studio to clear up some misconceptions about hospice care. She explains how comfort, care and support can start long before any end-of-life care and why reaching out to hospice sooner can benefit the whole family.


How do you know which one you’re having? Dr. Samantha Kapphahn, an interventional cardiologist with ThedaCare, describes the different symptoms but says the bottom line is: If you don’t know, call 911 to get immediate help and don’t waste time diagnosing yourself.


When should the conversation about orthodontics begin? Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about the importance of catching problems early, even before the permanent teeth come in – which might even avoid the need for orthodontic appliances.


Unity Hospice grief services director Jenny Broeckman is back in our studios to talk more about the Grief and Education Center in De Pere, offering free counseling to anyone who’s experienced the death of a loved one. She also talks about an inaugural luminary walk taking place Friday, May 6, at Heritage Hill, to honor the people who’ve passed and support the Unity Grief and Education Center.


Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts discusses Irritable Bowel Syndrome, its possible causes, diagnosis and treating it without medications.


Muscle pain and spasms. They’re a problem that can keep you up at night. Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine discusses finding the trigger points of myofascial and joint pain.


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men, 3rd for women. Surgical Associates of Neenah gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Edison discusses how to detect it early.


We want our loved ones to stay in their home longer. Kara from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment tells you where to look for fall hazards and products that can prevent a fall.


What happens to your skin after having weight loss. When you lose a significant amount of weight quickly, your skin sags. Dr. Tracy Page of Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine talks about treatments to improve skin elasticity and firmness. The best time to do it is while you’re losing weight.


The robots can look intimidating, but their tiny “fingers” and high-definition “eyesight” allows doctors to perform surgery with more “precision” in a small “incision.” Dr. Jeremy Luedtke of Surgical Associates of Neenah discusses the benefits of and advances in robotic-assisted surgery and why he personally prefers it.


Wet bathroom floors. Upturned hallway rugs. Kara Carlson from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment joins us to talk about safety hazards in your home. She also has information for getting a safety assessment and tips to help older adults stay in their home longer.


Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts discusses natural treatments available for the various long-term symptoms after a COVID-19 infection. “It’s going to be very individualized,” she begins.


Gone are the days of cotton wads in your mouth and novocaine shots. Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental discusses the Solea laser, a different kind of laser for dentristry that’s “cool like ice cream.” Dr. Krupka explains how it works in 2 Your Health.


Vision-correcting laser surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. Dr. Meisha Raven from OptiVision Eye Care talks about who benefits most from the surgery, and what patients can expect before, during and after the procedure.


Ann Early from Elite Aesthetics Spa suggests ways to reduce the effects of aging. She shows off an old technology with new uses.


Dr. Tracy Page, M.D., of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine is here to talk about reversing the signs of aging. She wrote a book on the subject after seeing patients who work hard on their health who don’t look on the outside how they feel on the inside.


Dr. Kevin Wasco, co-medical director of ThedaCare’s Bariatric Weight Loss program, says it’s better to call bariatric surgery “metabolic surgery” because it also treats illnesses associated with weight. He talks about who is a good candidate for this surgery and different options.


Unity Hospice created the Grief Education Center in De Pere to provide free counseling to people who experienced the death of a loved one. We discuss with grief services director Jenny Broeckman how this idea came about and what services it provides, since grief is different for every person.


Kara from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment is here to discuss matters of the heart: Monitoring your heart health between doctor visits, low-impact exercise equipment and ways to keep you moving, along with other ways to reduce your heart risk factors.


Dr. Marjorie Delo of Delo Sports Medicine has talked with us about joint health before. Here she focuses on supplements to keep your joints young and limber, including an exciting but hard-to-find supplement with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties.


Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)? Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts talks about over-the-counter products that can give you a needed boost, even if you’re on medication for stress, depression or anxiety.


Want a nicer smile for the new year and years to come? Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about whitening treatments, fillings and a pain-free dental laser to give you a beautiful smile for years to come.


Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. Dr. J.J. Allen of Hometown Pharmacy has advice to get your sleep-wake cycle back on track.


As we get deeper into cold and flu season, pharmacist J.J. Allen from Hometown Pharmacy talks about over-the-counter remedies to ease your symptoms, including a natural Mucinex, and when you should avoid painkillers like ibuprofen.


Ann Early from Elite Aesthetics Spa has suggestions to avoid being overwhelmed during the holidays and make yourself a priority. Also, quick and simple ways how to make the outside reflect what’s inside on a spa day, such as eyelash extensions and microderm abrasions.


Unity Hospice started the first hospice and palliative care service in the state of Wisconsin more than 40 years ago. Medical director Dr. Amy James talks about what Unity does with their hospice service and how it helps people be less overwhelmed by end-of-life considerations.


Wegovy is an FDA-approved, prescription medicine for weight loss. It’s a once-a-week, self-administered injection. Dr. Tracy Page from Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine introduces Evan, a weight loss patient who says he didn’t change the foods he ate -- but his portion control and weight changed dramatically.


In 45 minutes, you can save 3 lives. John Hagins, CEO of Community Blood Center, talks about the dire need for blood in the winter, not just during the holidays, and the simple process of making a donation.


After we spent two months indulging, we need to get our bodies back on track for staying healthy and having a healthy weight. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts talks about doing a safe CTRL+ALT+DEL on our bodies with a 28-day program of clean eating.


Dr. J.J. Allen from Hometown Pharmacy is back in our studios to explain how Triage Theory is for the Hometown pharmacists and how it can benefit your health now and in the future.


Dr. Zach from ThedaCare discusses flu and COVID-19 symptoms and gives you the 101 on staying healthy. Learn more at https://thedacarecovid19.org/.


Treating itchy, red, scaly skin -- and what to do when lotions don’t work, with Dr. Tracy Page, M.D., of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine.


It has been a tough time for many people who have lost loved ones. Jenny from Unity Hospice shares tips on how to help your family and friends and shares resources for those who need help.


If you need an injectable medicine, whether it’s a controlled medication like vivitrol for addiction disorder or a vitamin like B12 for fatigue, Hometown Pharmacy can give you the shot.


Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts talks about statins and other ways to lower cholesterol.


Dr. Tracy Page, M.D., of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, on what is acceptable hair loss and a treatment using your own blood to restore follicle growth.


Dr. Jeff Burkett, from Surgical Associates of Neenah, discusses the four types of screening the circulatory system, what doctors look for, and what patients can expect during the process.


Getting toxins out of your body isn’t about fasting, it’s about pushing the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. Abby Vallejo, a registered dietitian with Natural Healthy Concepts, is back in our studio to describe body cleansing and clean up confusion about detox.

Sports Nutrition

Your body has certain needs pre-workout, during workout, and post-workout. Registered dietitian Abby Vallejo of Natural Healthy Concepts gives you ideas what – and how much -- you should be putting into your body to get the most benefit.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Alexander Starr, oncologist and hematologist at ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, discusses the most common cancer in women in Wisconsin, screenings, and preventive measures.

Knee pain

Knee pain affects all ages. 1 in 3 adults suffers knee pain. In youth, it’s not always “growing pains.” Dr. Marjorie Delo from Delo Sports Medicine talks about the many varied causes of knee pain and the treatments available for them.

Health coaches

A health coach “focuses on the patient wellness rather than the disease.” Dr. Tracy Page of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine and Laura, a health coach, talk about how health coaches turn a doctor’s plan of care into a patient’s plan of action.


Dr. Ryan Bly from Surgical Associates of Neenah explains what hernias are (they’re very common!), the symptoms, who’s at greater risk, and how robotic surgery can resolve them and speed up recovery.

Care Companions

Living at home gets harder as people get older. Unity Care Companions, a non-medical home business, helps keep people safe in their homes, doing chores like laundry and cleaning. Founded by Unity Hospice, Sam Brasier from Unity Care Companions explains how a care companion service differs from hospice.

What is Assisted Living?

Amy from Assisted Living by Hillcrest explains what the options are when you can no longer stay in your home.

Understanding Hospice

Some may think of hospice as the place you go to die, but hospice is about preserving the quality of life. It offers help and hope to people who’ve exhausted all their treatments, counseling for caretakers and children, and many other services to patients and families. Dr. Amy James at Unity Hospice explains they come when you need them.

Cold and Flu Medicines

Fall is known as the start of the cold and flu seasons. Pharmacist Jessica Haufschildt from Hometown Pharmacy talks about over-the-counter treatments for cold and flu symptoms and for boosting your immune system before a bug strikes. You can also get your flu shot at a Hometown Pharmacy, which she says is the best protection of all for you and the people around you.

Crisis Hotlines

Wisconsin Lifeline is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center for Wisconsin. Shelly Missall describes the resources available to people who call and the reasons that people call (70% are not about suicide). Call for free and get confidential phone support 24/7.

Heartburn and G.E.R.D.

Ever feel like your meal wants to come up on you? It might be heartburn or it might be G.E.R.D., which is more serious and can lead to esophageal cancer if it’s not treated. Dr. Tim Edison with Surgical Associates of Neenah discusses the symptoms and treatment -- and tips for tamping down the occasional heartburn.

Blister Packs

Pharmacies can take the guesswork out of sorting medicine doses by time and day. Hometown Pharmacy owner Jenni Villeneuve explains how to get blister packaging and who can benefit most from it.

IV Therapy

Simply put, it’s “vitamins in a bag” -- but there’s more to it than that. Dr. Tracy Page of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton discusses why you should consider it and what to expect.

Ankle Sprains

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gearin Green, from the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley, talks about these internal tears, how they’re treated, and what can happen if left untreated.

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning lets people know your wishes before you’re too ill or injured to share them, so that your plans are carried out. A chaplain from Unity Hospice talks about this important (if uncomfortable) conversation and what more you need to do.

Functional Medicine

We welcome a new member of the 2 Your Health care team. Dr. Tracy Page of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton discusses patient-centered care that includes a person’s lifestyle and health care goals.

Interventional Orthopedics

Dr. Marjorie Delo from Delo Sports Medicine discusses minimally-invasive treatments for sports injuries or the effects of degenerative diseases.

Knee Replacement Surgery

There are 600,000 knee replacements every year. Orthopedic surgeon Tim Mologne of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley describes how Mako robotic-assisted surgery makes these procedures go a lot better for the patient.

Back to School Oral Care

Dr. Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about screening kids to take care of problems before school starts and technology that can make a visit to the dentist more comfortable.

Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ryan Bly explains what robotic surgery is and what the benefits are, and what questions you should ask a doctor before robotic surgery.


Amy from Assisted Living by Hillcrest discusses facilities that specialize in dementia care and ways to slow down the condition’s spread.

Blood Donations

Blood is critically needed, especially during the summer months when accidents are more common. We talked with Community Blood Center president/CEO John Hagins about the need and the blood center’s awareness campaign.

Prolo Therapy

Dr. Marjorie Delo, of Delo Sports Medicine, explains the modern use of an injection therapy that’s been around for 100 years and recent improvements to this treatment.

Breast Cancer Screenings

Dr. Cynthia Geocaris from Surgical Associates of Neenah on breast cancer screenings and the newer mammograms.

Preventing Teen Suicide

Musical artist Franki Moscato, maybe best known for her appearance on American Idol, has a very important project: Preventing teen suicides. She talks about her efforts through the Franki Moscato Foundation.

Men’s Health

Men are reluctant to see a doctor until they have to. ThedaCare surgeon and urology specialist Dr. Andrew Maes joined us for Men’s Health Month in June to talk about men’s general physical and mental health and the need to “man up” and get a wellness check.

Back to School

Kids are enjoying their summer vacation but parents need to think about their health. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts in Appleton talks about keeping your kids healthy to go back to the classroom in the fall.

Pet Health

Vitamins aren’t just for people! All living things need these vital minerals. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts discusses vitamins, herbal supplements, probiotics, allergy treatments and even holistic testing for people and pets (but please keep the pets at home).

Spiritual End-of-life Care

A Unity Hospice chaplain, or “spiritual caregiver,” discusses end-of-life care with an emphasis on that individual’s spirituality.

Body Composition

What’s your body composed of? Dr. J.J. Allen describes how to track more than just weight and what Hometown Pharmacy offers to help.

Assisted Living

How do you know when it’s time to move to an assisted-living facility? We talk with Amy Doro, executive director of Assisted Living by Hillcrest.

Dental Crowns

It’s now possible to get crowns in one visit to the dentist’s office. Dr. John Krupka of Krupka Dental talks about crowns and the convenience this technology offers you.

“Summer Glow”

Ann Early, owner of Elite Aesthetics Wellness Spa, is back in our studios in time to discuss summer skin health and that “summer glow.” She also talks about the techniques of facial sculpting.


Hometown Pharmacy offers cartenoid scanners to determine antioxidants in your body and free radicals. Free radicals contribute to cell damage. Dr. Tyler has suggestions to reduce free radicals.


Dr. Ray Georgen is co-founder of ThedaCare’s Bariatric Weight Loss Care program. He joined us by video conference to talk about nutrition, the problems that come with obesity, and how his center takes both a physical and mental approach to weight loss.

Nutritional Practitioners

Natural Healthy Concepts tells us food sensitivity doesn’t just affect your gut, it can cause migraines and affect moods. Here’s Angela from to explain how trained nutritional practitioners can help.

Don’t Delay Cardiac Care

Doctors are finding people affected by COVID-19 are experiencing fatigue, shortness of breath or cough long after their illness. One possible reason is damage to the heart. Dr. Simone Fearon, cardiologist and physician leader for ThedaCare cardiovascular care, joins us again to talk about the importance of getting checked. Learn more at https://thedacarecovid19.org/.

Women and Their Hearts in a Pandemic

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. ThedaCare cardiologist Dr. Simone Fearon says stress is one contributing factor -- and this pandemic has been increasingly stressful on women. She offers some advice to women and mothers.

Don’t Put Off Wellness Checks

Even in the pandemic, don’t put off those regular appointments for you or your children -- wellness checks, vaccinations and screenings. ThedaCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Frank explains why you want to do these before you need to see a doctor.

Wellness Exams

Dr. Mark Cockley, Chief Clinical Officer of ThedaCare, runs through some of the important things you need to check off your list for you and your children each year.

Don’t Delay Emergency Care

Hospitals saw fewer patients come into emergency care for heart attacks or strokes in the pandemic. If you have any symptoms, it’s important to get medical attention right away to prevent further damage. ThedaCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Frank tells you what you can expect. Learn more ways to access health care at getcarenow.thedacare.org.

COVID Heart Health

What do doctors know about the COVID-19 virus and its effects on your heart? 2 Your Health gets answers from ThedaCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Frank, who says doctors are finding long-term issues for people regardless of whether their COVID-19 symptoms were mild or severe.


Did you know “vitamin” is short for “vital minerals”? All vitamins are not created equal. Pharmacist Dr. J.J. Allen from Hometown Pharmacy has vital information, explaining the differences and how to know what you’re getting.

Oral Health

Dr. John Krupka, DDS, of Krupka Dental, talks about what dentists look for when you open wide.


Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts in Appleton is back in our studio with suggestions for women suffering from the effects of menopause.

Immune System

We’re joined by pharmacist Dr. J.J. Allen with Hometown Pharmacy to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations at pharmacies. Dr. Allen offers tips to boost your immune system to be resilient against any illness.

Quarantine and Isolation

ThedaCare Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Mark Cockley also answers questions about quarantining when you might be infected with the coronavirus and what to do while you’re waiting for test results.

COVID-19 Testing

It’s still important to test for COVID-19 to determine the virus’s spread in communities and identify the prevalence of virus variations. We had questions for Dr. Mark Cockley, Chief Clinical Officer at ThedaCare, during a video conference.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is very common, but it’s more than heartburn. Unchecked, it can lead to cancer. Dr. Timothy Edison, gastroenterologist at Surgical Associates of Neenah, discusses when you should get it checked.

Tendinitis and Tendonosis

Dr. Marjorie Delo from Delo Sports Medicine is back in our studio to discuss common tendon injuries and how they’re treated.

Vitamin D

Pharmacist Dr. Sarah Bowker from Hometown Pharmacy explains how vitamin D helps our body and why people in Wisconsin need it more.

Seasonal Allergies

Angela Halderson from Natural Healthy Concepts in Appleton is here with tips to ease allergy symptoms and reduce causes of allergies in your home.

Ways to De-stress

Hometown Pharmacy is seeing more people looking for ways to reduce feelings of stress. Pharmacist Dennise Ross stopped by to suggest some ideas and natural aids to de-stress.

Robotic Surgery and Its Effects on the Opioid Crisis

Surgical Associates of Neenah takes steps to reduce the need for pain-killing opioids, including robotic surgery. Dr. Cynthia Geocaris explains.

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

In this segment, we talk with Amy from Assisted Living by Hillcrest on what to look for and what questions to ask when considering an Assisted Living facility.

Lung Cancer

Dr. Jeff Burkett from Surgical Associates of Neenah stopped by to give us some alarming statistics about lung cancer and discuss why screening is so important and how robotic surgery has been giving a much better recovery.

Lasting Symptoms and Side Effects of COVID-19

In this episode, we talk about potential long-term effects people may have from COVID-19 with Dr. Cockley, Chief Clinical Officer at ThedaCare.

Wellness Exams and Immunizations

We talk with Dr. Cockley, Chief Clinical Officer at ThedaCare, about the importance of yearly wellness exams especially now and to continue with immunizations for our children.

Convalescent Plasma

We look at the importance of convalescent plasma in the treatment for those suffering from COVID-19. We identify who can donate and how we can do our part to help with CEO of the Community Blood Center, John Hagins.

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Mark Cockley, Chief Clinical Officer of ThedaCare, shares updates about COVID-19. Stay up-to-date at https://thedacarecovid19.org.

Delaying Care During COVID

Have you been putting off going to the doctor with a non-COVID issue? Chief Clinical Officer of ThedaCare, Dr. Mark Cockley, explains why you should see your doctor even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about COVID-19 at https://thedacarecovid19.org/.

Cold Weather Aches and Pains

We discuss why our aches and pains feel a lot worse when it is cold and get some helpful tips on what we can do to lessen or eliminate the discomfort with Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts.

Cold and Flu Season Defense

It’s that time of year. Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts dropped by to give us some specific vitamins and supplements to prevent and treat the cold and flu this year.

Gum Disease

Yeah, gum disease is not pretty. Dr. John Krupka from Krupka Dental swings in to give us the information on how to prevent and treat possible gum disease. He also tells us how a simple Water-Pik can do wonders for you.


We find out when it is time we start thinking about dentures, what choices there are and how it can really improve our overall well-being with Dr. John Krupka from Krupka Dental.

Cavities in Kids

Dr. John Krupka from Krupka Dental is back with us talking about how to prevent and treat cavities in children. We also learn some good healthy habits we should encourage in our kids.


Dr. Kay from Refine M.D. talks about self-care, why we’re really bad on doing it, and how a little self-care can go a long way, especially for skin health.

Stem Cell Therapy

A follow up from our conversation around Regenerative Medicine. This time we go deeper into Stem Cell therapy with Delo Sports Medicine: How it works, what the process is and why it can be a great way to avoid surgery to relieve chronic pain.


We dive into stress with Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts. We look at some possible triggers, the effects of stress and some easy and natural remedies that can help.

Sleep Hygiene

What is sleep hygiene and why is it so important to our overall health. We talk with Angela from Natural Healthy Concepts on good sleep patterns and a few natural ways to make sure you get enough sleep.