When you wake up with aching pain or an unusual rash, what’s the first thing you usually do? Chances are you would call up your local doctor and set up an appointment. Yet with the health care reforms just around the corner, it’s uncertain how easy it will be to regularly contact your personal physicians about every little concern and sometimes there is a lot to be concerned about. Even our other favorite way of finding medical and diagnostic information, going online and typing in symptoms, can lack the precision of listening to an actual professional or even lead to some mild hypochondria. Even more confusing is how the field of health constantly shifts and changes thanks to the slew of diets, workouts, studies, and drugs flood the public arena. It can all get quite overwhelming at times. Luckily there is a new source of quality information and commentary on everything health related from eating right to Big Pharmaceuticals, the Late Night Health radio show with Mark Alyn and Dr. Moshe Lewis.
Late Night Health is a show that is half medical forum and half on-air diagnostic advice show where viewers can send in questions about their symptoms and conditions. Just by emailing their health questions to email@example.com, any listener can get the answers to their medical concerns and worries live on the air from professionals and health gurus. Speaking of which, the show regularly features exciting guests that range from psychologists and anti-aging MDs to those involved in the first American gyms back in the 1950’s and Earl Mindell, author of the Vitamin Bible.
What really makes the show, however, is its hosts Mark Alyn and Dr. Moshe Lewis. Alyn is a veteran host and producer for radio and screen who has reported for NPR and won broadcasting honors including The Communicator award, the Telly award, and the Aegis award. After years in traditional broadcasting, Alyn decided to pursue a talk show about a subject on the minds of many American, especially Baby Boomers like himself, health. That’s when he meet Dr. Moshe Lewis, a sports medicine and rehabilitation expert with a mission of spreading useful medical information to the public by appearing on ABC, CBS, USA Today, and Fox News.
Part of what is stimulating about Late Night Health is that Alyn and Dr. Lewis don’t always see eye to eye, Dr. Lewis comes from a more traditional medical background and Alyn likes to extol the virtues of alternative medicine. It’s enlightening to hear cordial yet informed disagreement when discussing health, allowing listeners to hear about options and choices in treatment so that they can decide what’s best for them. Between the glowing personalities of Alyn and Dr. Lewis, Late Night Health creates a friendly and supportive feeling just like visiting the neighborhood doctor that can be listened to on your bedside radio, in the car, or even online.
If you need further proof of how helpful and entertaining these two can be then you should watch these two videos about waiting in the doctor’s office and exercise to see what you are missing out on. Late Night Health airs Sunday and Saturday nights on a number of radio stations including K-Tahoe (590 AM, 96.1 FM), KVTA (1520 AM), K-Mine (980 AM), even WMEL Radio in Melbourne, Florida, and more. You can also catch previous episodes on its website or check out their medical news blog for the latest in health related issues. Some night they will also have an 800 number viewers can call to directly ask Alyn and Dr. Lewis their health related questions. Whether you want to know about food, diets, exercise, medication, healthcare reform, or anything else in health then no duo is better than Alyn and Dr. Lewis with Late Night Health.