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Jamie Chebra on the Importance of EMS

Director of EMS at JFK Medical Center Jamie Chebra sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the importance of ambulatory care.

Chebra believes that everyone should trust Emergency Medical Services to provide them with rapid and efficient treatment prior to arriving at the hospital.

“Basically, we are bringing the emergency department to you,” he states. “You have the advantage of staying right where you are and allowing us to bring all of that care to you.”

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George Oliphant Shares Inspiration to Help Families

George Oliphant, host of NBC‘s “George to the Rescue,” sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss improving the lives of families in need through home renovations.

“I like to say that it’s a human interest show with a home improvement angle,” Oliphant says of “George to the Rescue.” On the show, he is paired up with contractors and designers to rescue the homes of deserving people.

“A lot of times, we like to help people who help others,” he states. “We just want to do something for them that they aren’t able to do for themselves.”

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Diane Schwartz  on the Impact of Stress

 Diane Schwartz, MD, Internist at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how stress impacts the body both physically and mentally.

High blood pressure is an example of a physical ailment that we see as a result of stress. “If somebody has a family history or a genetic predisposition,” Schwartz says, “this could be brought out by being stressed all the time.”

“Also, clinical depression, anxiety, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder are brought to a level with which it will be needed to be treated with medication,” Schwartz  states.

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