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  • 00:29

    FDA Regulation of Mobile Apps

    in Health

    Nathan Cortez, JD co-wrote an article on FDA regulation of mobile apps published in the July 24, 2014 issue of NEJM. Luckily, we snagged an opportunity to interview him - you can listen here.


    We covered a wide variety of topics including:



    Why regulate mHealth anyway?
    The new FDA guidance — what needs to be regulated and what does not?
    How does the FDA handle at continual updates of mobile health products – so different from the pharmaceuticals that they regulate?  How do they decide whether an update constitutes a major change, requiring re-review and one that is minor and does not?
    What is “substantially equivalence” and how is it being used in mHealth
    How does the FDA handle mHealth products that provide consumer decision support (CDS)?  What is the difference between low risk and high risk CDS?
    Does the FDA have the right people/processes in place to provide oversight of mHealth?


    Professor Cortez teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and FDA law.  His research focuses on emerging markets in health care and biotechnology. Prof. Cortez has become one of the world’s leading legal scholars on medical tourism, patient mobility, and cross-border health insurance, and has published several articles and book chapters on the legal and ethical implications of these phenomena. His research also addresses mobile health technologies, how to regulate innovations that disrupt static regulatory regimes, the First Amendment restraints on FDA regulation (including FDA's graphic tobacco warnings), immigration federalism, and alternative modes of regulation.

  • 01:00

    Regulation on Ranchers, Beer Brewers

    in Politics Conservative

    The proposed rule, which is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, would tighten regulations on pet food and animal feed "by requiring animal food facilities to take preventive steps to ensure that food for animals is safe," according to the FDA.


    The controversy surrounds the rule's effect on the longtime practice of beer brewers giving their spent grain, the malted barley left over after the beer brewing process, to neighboring ranchers and dairy farmers. The practice serves two purposes: to help the brewers get rid of millions of tons of leftover product, and to provide a free, nutritious food source for animals at local farms.


    Under the new regulation, the practice would be outlawed, unless breweries go through expensive and time-consuming measures to ensure the grain is up to regulation.


    "The proposal is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act's larger effort to modernize the food safety system for the 21st century and focus public and private efforts on preventing food safety problems, rather than relying primarily on responding to problems after the fact," wrote the FDA in a press release.


     

  • 00:58

    ADHD, Lifestyle, and Weight Regulation

    in Self Help

    Impulsivity, distractibility, procrastination, and self-regulation are all characteristics of ADHD that make it more difficult for those with ADHD to maintain healthy eating and a healthy weight. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia on the topic of regulating eating and weight when you have ADHD. If you need to adopt healthier eating habits and/or lose some weight and need some tips or strategies to help, mark your calendars and tune into this show!


    Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works. Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff, go to http://www.digcoaching.com.

  • 00:35

    Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys and consultants will share news, tips and resources.


    Topics covered in this 30 minute show:



    Introducing Jacqueline Friedman-Stein
    Examples of professions you may encounter in professional licensing
    The IDFPR and how they work to regulate professional licensing and practice
    Applicants for professional licensing and potential issues in the process
    Licensing issues when the professional practices in multiple states
    Inquiry procedures and the disciplinary process and possible outcomes
    Restoring a professional license in various scenarios


    Jacqueline Friedman-Stein is a professional licensing attorney, of counsel to the Chicago health law and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, and formerly the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as well as private law firms specializing in healthcare law and legal services in professional licensing. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and her LLM in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


    You may also contact Jacqueline Stein for more information at (773) 631-4580 and by e-mail at jfstein@lawyer.com. 

  • 00:49

    The Art Of Sensible Regulation

    in Technology

    This week we speak with Paul Voss about his article for IEEE Spectrum on Sensible Small Drone Regulation. We also talk to Terry and Belinda Kilby about their book Drone Art Baltimore. Lots to talk about with the Amazon First Air and a pletora. Lots to discuss with the Amazon PrimeAir and a plethora of news interviews to review. 

  • 00:35

    Combatting PharmaPhobia: Conflict-of-Interest Myth Busting!

    in Business

    PharmaGuy interviews Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement."


    In PHARMAPHOBIA: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015), Tom Stossel describes how an ideological crusade, stretching over the last quarter century, has used distortion and flawed logic to make medical innovation even harder in a misguided pursuit of theoretical professional purity.


    Questions/Topics of Discussion



    What is the "conflict-of-interest myth" (you also refer to the "conflict-of-interest movement" and the "conflict-of-interest narrative")?
    What regulations have been adopted as a result of this conflict-of-interest narrative?
    Are there legitimate conflict-of-interest concerns that should be addressed by policymakers?
    How have bureaucrats, reporters, politicians, and lawyers benefitted by attacking the medical products industry?
    What solutions and reforms do you advocate?

  • 00:33

    Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More

    in Parents

    Welcome to Kids AtoZ with Dr. T, bringing you information about the five areas of child development so parents can empower their children to thrive.


    Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment is called Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More


    Melanie Feller, MS, CCC-SLP is returning to talk to us about speech and language development in children birth to six months of age, what to expect, and how to foster great development. You can listen to our last interview called Floortime Play: Fostering Intellectual, Motor, & Emotional Development


    You can also learn more about Melanie and the services she provides at her website Alphabet Sour Speech Consultants


    Enjoy. The KidsAtoZ Team

  • 00:31
  • 00:56

    When It's Time To Say Goodbye - With Jodi Clock from Timeless Pets

    in Pets

    5/25/15


    When It's Time To Say Goodbye - With Jodi Clock from Timeless Pets


    All My Chidlren Wear Fur Coats


    Join your host, Peggy Hoyt and her guest Jodi Clock from Clock Funeral Homes and Timeless Pets as they discuss pet cremations and pet memorials.  Are there any standards/ regulation for handling pet remains? Should you use a pet loss business or vet? Find out the answers to these questions plus more on Monday, May 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time.

  • 00:31

    Curtis Harwell Discusses Why Water Is So Important

    in Fitness

    Water needs to be considered an essential nutrient. Because of easy access we take water for granted and do not realize the importance of proper hydration. According to experts, water is ranked second only to oxygen as essential for life. Your overall body weight is 2/3 water. A person can survive about two months without food, but only a few days without water.


    Water is the most abundant ingredient in the human body through all phases of growth and development. Every system in your body depends on water to function.



    Water is essential to your body’s temperature regulation, keeping it cool through perspiration.
    Water flushes out toxins and wastes.
    Water is a major component of blood which carries nutrients and oxygen to and from all cells.
    Water provides a moist environment for all body tissues. It is the major component of saliva and mucous which lubricates the membranes that line our digestive system beginning with the mouth. Mucous membranes in the nose and eyes function better when well hydrated.
    Water cushions joints and protects tissues and organs like the brain from shock and damage.
    Water helps maintain a healthy weight. It is hard to distinguish between hunger and thirst. If you feel hungry, drink some water first and then reassess your hunger status.

  • 00:33

    Workers’ compensation and healthcare employees with Anita DeCarlo

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys and consultants will share news, tips and resources.


    Topics covered in this 30 minute Internet radio podcast:



    Introducing Anita DeCarlo
    How workers’ compensation law works in Illinois
    Some common injuries that give rise to workers’ compensation claims
    2011 amendments to workers’ compensation law in Illinois, wage differentials
    Rebuttable presumptions, carpal tunnel caps, operative v. traumatic injuries
    Measures healthcare industry workers can take to reduce risk of injury
    Healthcare administrators, managers and workers’ compensation trends


    Anita M. DeCarlo is a workers’ compensation attorney, associated with the Chicago health law and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, and the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants. Anita earned her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and she is an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and served as Co-President of the John  Marshall chapter. She was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers and received a Distinguished Service Award from the John Marshall Law School. Anita is a frequent speaker and article writer in the area of workers’ compensation law in Illinois.


    Visit our Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants website for more information. You may also contact Anita DeCarlo for more information at (773) 631-4580 and by e-mail at anita@decarlolawgroup.com.