Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, resulting in over 850,000 deaths worldwide each year, with more than 53,000 deaths related to the disease expected to occur in the US in 2020. The irony is that colon cancer is preventable, detectable and treatable.

Dr. Brian Clark, chief of gastroenterology and medical director of endoscopy, and Melissa Soto, patient navigator, discuss the risks, prevention and treatment of colon cancer as well as "mythbusting" about colonoscopy.

In the US up to 84% of adults will suffer low back pain at some point in their life and 1.5% of all physician visits are for low back pain. Neurosurgeons Mina Safain, MD and Marie Roguski, MD, discuss the common issue of back pain - who gets it and why, and the many different treatment options (surgical and non surgical) available to offer relief to those who suffer with back pain. They also discuss the importance of having advanced neurosurgery options locally at a community hospital setting.

The MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center is a community resource, bringing advanced cardiac treatments and procedures to local residents. In recent years, cardiac services have continued to grow with the addition of highly advanced electrophysiology services including cardiac ablations to treat heart rhythm disorders.

In this episode of the Healthy Podcast, Drs. Laurence Conway and Ann Garlitski discuss the history and future of providing advanced cardiac care in the community.

If you are among the one in seven Americans who experience sinus and nasal issues each year, this podcast is for you.

MelroseWakefield Hospital and Tufts Medical Center Community Care otolaryngologist David Lesnik, MD, recently joins the Healthy Podcast to discuss sinus issues ... infections, inflammation, sinusitis, and more.

Dr. Lesnik sheds important light on causes, symptoms and complications, and new treatment options available for those suffering from sinus issues.

Drs. Salvatore Nardello, surgical breast oncologist and medical director of the MelroseWakefield Breast Health Center, and Abhishek Chatterjee, surgical oncologist and chief of the division of plastic surgery at Tufts Medical Center, join The Healthy Podcast to discuss surgical options for the treatment and reconstruction for breast cancer patients, including new oncoplastic surgery.

Healthy eating is difficult in the 21st century, when a lack of time and preponderance of quick and easy pre-packaged foods are the norm!

Trissa Therien-Bowen, a registered dietitian at MelroseWakefield Healthcare, joins the Healthy Podcast to offer her thoughts and tips on healthy eating, on-line meal services, fad diets, and much more.

Radiation oncologist Phillip Gray, MD, joins the Healthy Podcast to discuss radiation oncology -- from the early beginnings and history to efficacy in treating cancers and what the future holds. Join us for this fascinating discussion.

With an estimated three million new cases diagnosed each year in the US, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a very common and treatable problem.

Brian Clark, MD, gastroenterologist and director of endoscopy at MelroseWakefield Hospital and Adam Blau, MD, robotic abdominal and general surgeon and co-chair of robotic surgery at MelroseWakefield Hospital, join the Healthy Podcast to discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options of GERD.

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