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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
May 7, 2016Breast HealthDid you know that breast cancer kills more women than any other cancer except lung cancer? Dr. Elliot Davidson sits in for Dr. Plate and has a special conversation before Mother’s Day with Dr. Holly Pederson and Dr. Jacquelyne Bailey from Cleveland Clinic about what every woman needs to know about breast cancer prevention, high-risk management, treatments and survivorship. About Breast Cancer

How to Deal With 13 Common Concerns After You Survive Cancer

Busting Myths About Your Genes and Breast Cancer

Holly Pederson, MD

May 14, 2016Plastic SurgeryWhen women are diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the many questions women face is ‘what will happen to my breasts?’ Fortunately, women have better breast reconstruction options than ever before. In most cases, reconstruction can even begin at the same time as a mastectomy. Dr. Plate talks with plastic surgeon Dr. John Pedersen about breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery options. Overview of Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Overview

Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction After Breast Surgery

John Pedersen, MD

May 21, 2016Preparing for Summer ActivitiesDid you know that you could be at risk for injuries if you don't properly prepare for summer activities such as golf, tennis and running? It's important to warm up, stretch and ease into exercise to prevent sports injuries. Dr. Plate talks with sport medicine specialist Dr. Rachel Hummel about how you can avoid aches and sprains and enjoy the summer safely. Preventing Sports Injuries

How to Avoid Common Running Injuries

Rachel Hummel, MD

May 28, 2016Skin IssuesDid you know your skin is your body's largest organ? It not only covers and protects your body, but also holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration and keeping harmful microbes out. Dr. Plate talks with dermatologist Dr. Eliot Mostow about keeping your skin healthy and glowing through good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices. Skin Self-Examination

Skin Conditions

Eliot Mostow, MD

June 4, 2016Meditation and Alternative MedicinesWorry, anxiety, and stress can be more than distractions. Constantly replaying in your mind daily problems and fears can affect your mental and physical health. Dr. Plate talks with Cleveland Clinic neurologist Dr. Jinny Tavee about her holistic approach to keeping your brain healthy and your mind happy. We’ll also talk about her work leading meditation retreats for U.S. Marines through the Wounded Warrior program. How Blending Eastern and Western Medicine Helps You Manage Chronic Pain

The Power of Meditation

Jinny Tavee, MD

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