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Looking to improve your health and wellness? Or maybe you’re supporting a loved one on their journey to better health? Whatever version of wellness you’re seeking — whether it’s improved physical or mental health — “Healthy YOU,” a Riverside Health System podcast, is your educational resource. Tune in to “Healthy YOU” to learn more about topics such as infant and pediatric health, chronic conditions, mental health, addiction recovery, caring for a loved one and much more.

If you have questions, feedback, or topic ideas for upcoming episodes, please e-mail us at: [email protected].

Listen to the Latest Episodes

Nutrition is a critical part of our overall health and wellness but how much does it affect our immune system? Find out in this episode of the Healthy YOU Podcast. Lanita Williams, Registered Dietician at Riverside Regional Medical Center, talks to our host, Frankye Myers, about how our immune system works, how nutrition affects various processes within our body, and dietary recommendations that could improve your overall health and immune system.

Sports medicine is often associated with professional, collegiate, and even high school athletic programs. Although sports medicine is often thought of for these structured teams, it expands beyond that to support weekend warriors and those involved in recreational sports or activities who may be at risk of injury. In this episode of the Healthy YOU Podcast, our host Frankye Myers, is joined by Dr. John Barley, Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physician with Riverside Orthopedics, who talks about common injuries seen in the weekend warrior, injury prevention tips, and the importance of setting goals for your fitness routine.

Mental health is something we all have. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Ryan McQueen, M.D., Chief of Behavioral Health and Medical Director for Adolescent Services at Riverside Behavioral Health Center (RBHC), joins our host Frankye Myers, to talk about what mental health looks like for the adolescent community, important signs and symptoms to monitor, and when and how to reach out for help when there is a concern.

Did you know that the number one cause of death in women is heart disease? Dr. Alexandra Ward, M.D., Cardiologist, Riverside Cardiology Specialists & Director of Riverside Women’s Heart, talks to our host, Frankye Myers, about the unique risk factors and symptoms of a heart attack in women along with ways to improve and prevent a heart attack.

Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. In this episode of the Healthy YOU Podcast, our host Frankye Myers, is joined by Dr. Michael Ney, Gastroenterologist with Riverside Gastroenterology Specialists, who talks about ways we can prevent colon cancer, risk factors including family history, and the importance of screening for early detection.

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can devastate relationships, families and communities. Unfortunately, substance abuse is a fairly common problem that affects individuals from all walks of life. In this episode of the Healthy YOU Podcast, our host Frankye Myers, is joined by Omari Peterkin, Nurse Practitioner with Riverside Behavioral Health Center, who talks about substance abuse, the signs and behaviors that may signal addiction, and how to support someone living with addiction.

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