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Health Matters Shows with Dr. Larry Santora

A television talk show about your health and wellness
Airing on The OC Channel

The OC Channel may be viewed on channel 50.2 on digital television, channel 235 on Time Warner, channel 810 on Cox Communication Cable and channel 470 on Verizon Fios.


Monday, July 9, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Bruce Hoyle, M.D., of the Advanced Vein Center in Orange, demonstrates laser treatment of varicose veins. NFL Hall of Fame inductee Dick Butkus shares his journey through quadruple heart by pass surgery. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explores the connection between eating vegetables and dementia.

Tuesday, July 10, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Matthew Budoof, M.D., director of the Diagnostic and Wellness Center at Harbor UCLA, explains the latest advances in heart CT scans. Dore Gilbert, M.D., medical director of the Newport Dermatology and Laser Associates in Newport Beach, demonstrates cosmetic Botox injections. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., shares the latest information about hormone replacement therapy.

Wednesday, July 11, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Michael Krychman, M.D., of the Sexual Medicine Center at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, discusses areas of concern for both men and women. Jeffrey Johnsrud, M.D., a surgeon at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, explains LapBand surgery, which ties off part of the stomach for weight control. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., dispels the connection between eggs and cholesterol.

Thursday, July 12, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Jay Lee, M.D., medical director of electrophysiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, discusses abnormal heart rhythms and treatment of the condition. Ronda Wimmer, Ph.D., Chapman University professor and specialist in integrative medicine, demonstrates how best to use acupuncture for good health. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains the healthy aspects of drinking coffee.

Friday, July 13, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Kelly Tucker, M.D., director of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at the Orange County Heart Institute, and one of his patients discuss her new life with an artificial heart. Vintner Don Sodaro explains wine production and the healthy benefits of drinking it in moderation. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explores the benefits of low-dose aspirin.

Monday, July 16, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Carl Cotman, M.D., professor of neurology at University of California, Irvine, and director of the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, discusses Alzheimer's and the latest research in fighting the disease. John West, M.D., co-founder of the Breast Care Center of Orange County, describes his one-hour breast exam and diagnosis procedure. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explores the healthy aspects of olive oil.

Tuesday, July 17, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Jack Chen, M.D., of the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, explores the latest advancements in back surgery. Former Angel's baseball announcer Rex Hudler shares his family's journey with Down Syndrome. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains who gets shingles and why.

Wednesday, July 18, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Howard Dorne, M.D., of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, discusses the latest advancements in stroke treatment. Jolanta Lukawski, M.D., medical director of the Sue and Bill Gross Women's Wellness Center at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, describes the application of integrative medicine alongside conventional treatment. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains why grapefruit can be dangerous when consumed with certain medications.

Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Host Larry Santora, M.D., medical director of the Orange County Heart Institute and a cardiologist at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, demonstrates how to "bypass" bypass surgery with a non-surgical treatment; he also explains why vitamin D is the "wonder vitamin." Raymond Casciari, M.D., of St. Joseph Hospital, discusses lung cancer and how it's treated differently than in the past.

Friday, July 20, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Bill Murphy, M.D., an emergency-medicine specialist, and his wife, Jerrine Murphy, a registered nurse and board-certified behavioral analyst, share their story about raising twins with autism. Plastic surgeon Ivan Turpin, M.D., chief of the department of surgery at St. Joseph Hospital, explains the facts and myths about breast implants. Host Larry Santora, M.D., discusses the Gardasil HPV vaccine.

Monday, July 23, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Frank Frisch, Ph.D., and Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., both Chapman University professors, explain the importance of good bone health. Chiropractor Mike Milinkovic, of GEO Chiropractic Clinic in San Marino, Calif., discusses chiropractic treatment and how it is best applied. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains the difference between bottled water and tap water.

Tuesday, July 24, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Brea City Fire Battalion Chief Adrian Montoya describes what to expect when paramedics arrive after calling 9-1-1. Audiologist Katy Sullivan, Au.D., of the Providence Speech and Hearing Center in Orange, Calif., discusses the latest technology in hearing aids. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., illuminates the ingredients in coffee creamer.

Wednesday, July 25, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Edward Lee, M.D., of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., describes treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. Herbert Rettinger, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at University of California, Irvine discusses advances in treatment of diabetes. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains which foods are worth buying organic.

Thursday, July 26, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Melvyn Sterling, M.D., co-medical director of the Palliative Care Program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., showcases the advances in treatment for chronic pain. Shalizeh Shokooh, M.D., co-medical director or the Women's Heart Center at St. Joseph Hospital, describes how best to detect and treat heart disease in women. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains the difference between long and short exercise sessions.

Friday, July 27, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Howard Conn, M.D., a laser cosmetic surgeon in Irvine, describes cosmetic laser eyelid surgery. George Moro, M.D., co-medical director of the Colorectal Program at the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, discusses colorectal cancer. Show host Larry Santora, M.D., explains the differences between black, green and herbal teas.

Monday, July 30, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Show host and cardiologist Larry Santora, M.D., and his patient Carol Stedman re-enact her successful heart attack treatment in the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room. Brennan Peterson, Ph.D., Chapman University psychology professor, discusses how infertility emotionally affects both men and women.

Tuesday, July 31, 3 p.m. on PBS OC

Nutritionist Erin Macdonald, a fitness coach with Complete Wellness Now in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and fourth-grader Laurenz Dodge explore good nutrition choices for children. Georg Eifert, Ph.D., Chapman University psychology professor and department chair, discusses managing severe anxiety. Show hostLarry Santora, M.D., explains whether or not people should choose bottled drinks with antioxidants.