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

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WTAM Radio,  home of Akron General Health ConnectionAkron General, a trusted source for hospital and healthcare services, offers radio listeners throughout Northeastern Ohio the latest in health and medical information on 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 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.

Akron General Health ConnectionIn 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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April 18, 2015Ensuring Food Safety - Making Sure What You Eat Won't Make You Sick Summertime is just around the corner and now is the time when our thoughts turn to grilling outdoors our favorite summertime foods. No matter how experienced we are, it is always good to review what we know about summertime food safety. Join Dr. Debbie Plate, host of the Akron General Health Connection as she talks with registered dietician Chelsey Jackson who will share her advice on ensuring our summertime meals are wholesome and safe. Also, get the latest health headlines and important events related to your health. More information on Summer Food Safety

Akron General Food and Nutrition Services

Grilling Safety

April 25, 2015The Latest Advances in the Treatment of Prostate ProblemsThe prostate is an organ of interest only to men. It is made up of glands, ducts and muscle fibers. Most of the time, guys pay it no attention. But when problems occur, there are some things guys need to know. Join Dr. Debbie Plate, host of the Akron General Health Connection for an important discussion on the workings of the prostate with prostate specialist Dr. Joe Dankoff. That’s Saturday morning at 7 on News Radio WTAM 1100. Dr. Joseph Dankoff's Profile

Prostate Health

Akron General Center for Urologic Health






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