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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
July 2, 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 urologist Dr. Joseph Dankoff 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

Topic Index - Urology

Joseph S. Dankoff, MD

July 9, 2016Your Health In Your 30s, 40s, 50s & BeyondWhat's the secret to a long, healthy life? The secret is that it depends on you—and you can take steps to keep yourself healthy in the long run. Dr. Plate talks with Cleveland Clinic family medicine specialist Dr. Jeffery Kontak about making healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of health screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies. Jeffery Kontak, MD

Breast, Bladder, Colon, Skin Cancer: Are You At Risk?

Do You Know the Difference Between a Pap Test and a Pelvic Exam?

July 16, 2016Your Medication QuestionsDid you know that the modern pharmaceutical industry began during the 1930’s and today there are more than 14 hundred medicines approved by the FDA? That’s why we need pharmacy experts to sort them all out. Dr. Plate is joined by medication expert Dr. Tim Brown who will shed some light on the stuff in your medicine cabinet. 7 Myths About Medication and the Facts Behind Them

How to Get the Most From Your Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Medications

July 23, 2016Summer Injury PreventionAh, the height of summer – barbeques, swimming pools, campfires and even fireworks. Unfortunately, this is also the busiest season in Emergency Rooms. Dr. Plate talks with emergency medicine specialist Dr. Elijah Robinson about important tips that can help to keep you and your family safe this summer, while still enjoying the summer fun. Be Safe When Biking

Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety

Sun safety for the entire family

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