Some of trendiest careers these days are in health and life coaching fields. Over the past few years, I have seen many friends and influencers claim this title. So, what exactly does their coaching entail? Are there qualifications required to call oneself a health/life coach? Do you need a life coach? I got these answers and more when I interviewed a local health coach, Jennifer Turner as well as the co-founder of the fastest-growing online health education platform, Carey Peters.
We sit down with Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute to discuss the importance of prostate and testicular exams for men of all ages. Dr. Shaw has over 20 years of experience in medicine and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston University School of Medicine. He also studied under and worked with Dr. Irwin Goldstein, one of the original investigators of Viagra®. Most notably, Dr. Shaw is a member of the first da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program and is recognized as a leader in the urology field among his peers.
Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects the heel to the bone, affects more than 3 million people a year. After initial onset, treatment is difficult. Mike Fuentes, Fitness Coach at Pure Austin, explains why this condition affects so many people and what we can do for prevention.
Due to rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Texas, non-alcohol induced fatty liver disease is the number one need for transplant in young adults. We sat down with Dr. Poordad of the Texas Liver Institute to learn what is behind this epidemic. Even though Dr. Poordad himself pioneered the now FDA-approved treatment for Hepatitis C, he says we need to get to the root of the problem instead of relying on a pill to cure liver disease associated with obesity.