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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 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

July 30, 2016Live at VeloSanoCancer remains one of the most pressing health concerns in the United States. Approximately one in three women and one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Dr. Plate is live at VeloSano today! In its first two years, this one- or two-day cycling event, raised nearly $5 million for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Tune in to hear some special guests. VeloSano

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

Aug. 13, 2016Heart FailureHeart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood to meet the needs of the body’s other organs. The heart keeps pumping, but not as efficiently as a healthy heart. Dr. Plate talks with cardiologist Dr. Vin Hegde about the signs and symptoms of heart failure, and what can be done to treat it and prevent a recurrence. Vinayak A. Hegde, MD

What is heart failure?

Tracking Symptoms of Heart Failure

Aug. 20, 2016Joint Replacement SurgeryWhen patients with arthritic hips and knees no longer respond to conservative care such as medications and physical therapy, orthopaedic surgeons can replace these joints. Hip and knee replacements, in particular, are among the most successful and satisfying surgical procedures for patients. Dr. Plate talks with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Wilke about relieving pain and restoring function through joint replacement surgery. What is joint replacement surgery?

Is It Time for a New Joint?

Aug. 27, 2016Treating Back, Knee and Hip PainPain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. Chronic pain has been said to be the most costly health problem in the US. Increased medical expenses, lost income and lost productivity are just some of the negative economic consequences of chronic pain. Dr. Plate talks with pain management specialist Dr. Joshua Goldner about treating chronic back, knee and hip pain. Joshua Goldner, MD

Akron General Spine and Pain Institute

Find Relief for Back Pain

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