Akron General Medical Center, a trusted source for hospital and healthcare services, offers radio listeners in the Akron, Canton and surrounding areas the latest in health and medical information on the Akron General Good Health Radio Hour, heard every Saturday at 10 a.m. on 1590 AM WAKR Radio.
Hosted by Dr. Debbie Plate, the Akron General Good Health Radio Hour 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. Miss the show? Listen online.
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|Date||Topic||Summary||For More Information|
|May 25||Sun and bug protection||Pharmacist Dr. Tim Brown outlines important tips for sun and bug protection. What's effective and safe for our skin this summer?||
Sun safety tips
Keep bugs away
|May 18||Incontinence||Millions of American women are plagued by pelvic health issues, but are often too embarrassed to talk their doctors. Urogynecologist Costas Apostolis, MD, discusses common bladder and fecal incontinence, as well as treatment options for relief.||
Find a Doctor
|May 11||National Nurses Week||Akron General's Chief Nursing Officer Bev Bokovitz, RN, and Dr. Plate celebrate National Nurses Week and the latest achievment of Akron General's nursing staff - Magnet accreditation, nursing's highest honor.||
What is Magnet?|
|May 4||Cancer Survivorship Celebration||Dr. Esther Rehmus and Debbie Thomas, RN, of the Akron General McDowell Cancer Center discuss cancer survivorship and the support Akron General can provide to patients and their families, as well as Akron General's upcoming Cancer Survivorship Celebration, which will be held June 5.||
Cancer Survivorship Celebration
Dr. Debbie Plate, host of the Akron General Good Health Radio Hour, 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.