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Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Health Connection on WTAM 1100
Saturdays, 7 a.m.

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WTAM Radio,  home of Akron General Health ConnectionCleveland Clinic Akron General, a trusted source for hospital and healthcare services, offers radio listeners throughout Northeastern Ohio the latest in health and medical information on Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health Connection, heard every Saturday at 7 a.m. on NewsRadio WTAM 1100.

Dr. Debbie Plate, host of Akron General Health ConnectionHosted by Dr. Debbie Plate, the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health Connection features health experts from Akron General who discuss breaking medical information, tips for healthy living, and the latest information on programs and services offered through Akron General.

Dr. Debbie Plate is a board-certified family physician practicing at Akron General’s Center for Family Medicine.

She is a Clinical Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Akron General and her responsibilities include teaching both residents and students. She also serves as the Family Medicine Clerkship Site Director and the Undergraduate Director, and has been appointed as a Full Professor of Family Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

In addition to her role as a teacher, Dr. Plate has a private practice at Akron General’s Center for Family Medicine and enjoys her role as a caring, primary care physician. She attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and completed her family medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in 1991.

Her interests include women's heart health, geriatric health, patient and medical education, and teaching students and residents to be well-trained and caring primary care physicians.

Dr. Plate is married with two grown children who are in college. She enjoys traveling, playing the piano, hiking and gardening.

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DateTopicSummaryFor More Information
Sept. 3, 2016Women's Pelvic Health25 to 45 percent of American women suffer with urinary incontinence – the involuntary loss of bladder control. Often, embarrassment and the stigma associated with incontinence prevent the person from seeking treatment, even when incontinence threatens her quality-of-life and that of her family. Dr. Plate talks with urogynecologist Dr. Ray Bologna about topics every woman needs to know. What is urinary incontinence?

Uterine Prolapse

Ray Bologna, MD

Sept. 10, 2016Prostate CancerListen up, gentlemen. You may be getting older and wiser but if you’re not paying attention to — and acting on — changes in your urination habits, you’re not making the smart bet on health. Dr. Plate talks with urologic oncologist Dr. Joshua Nething about what every guy needs to know about prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men, not including skin cancer. Prostate Cancer: Prevention

Prostate Cancer: Risk Factors

Joshua Nething, MD

Sept. 17, 2016The Aging ProcessAging is about more than going grey or getting wrinkles. As we age, our bones lose density and strength, our heart rate becomes slightly slower while our heart might get slightly bigger. Dr. Plate welcomes Cleveland Clinic geriatrician Dr. Ronan Factora to talk about what happens to our bodies as we age. Ronan Factora, MD

Department of Geriatric Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

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