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Look for New InHealth Channel Programs this Spring

March 20, 2012

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Coming this Spring, InHealth, Washington Hospital's cable channel on Comcast Channel 78 will begin airing several new programs focusing on health topics such as sleep medicine, wound care and healthy cooking tips for people with diabetes.

Learn About Sleep Disorders

To help people in the community learn about the latest treatment options of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, InHealth will spotlight a new show called Inside Washington Hospital: Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders. This program will take an inside look at the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders and explore how a collaborative team of physicians and clinicians work together to treat patients that suffer sleeping problems.

The show features Washington Hospital medical staff physicians Dr. Jason Van Tassel, an otolarygnologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) and the Center's medical director, Dr. Nitun Verma. The program, hosted by Dr. John Thomas Mehigan discusses the wide variety of conditions related to sleep, such as snoring, sleepiness, insomnia and how the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders is one of only two sleep centers in the East Bay accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the authoritative accrediting organization for sleep centers.

For more information about diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and to learn more about various sleep disorders, visit the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders website at www.washingtonsleep.com

Inside Washington Hospital is a program that focuses on the inner-workings of the hospital. Some of the topics covered in past shows include: the emergency room, urgent care, green team, patient safety, pediatric care and antibiotic resistant infections (MRSA). Inside Washington Hospital airs on InHealth every week (see the complete television schedule listed below on this page.)

Healthy Eating for People with Diabetes

For the last four years, Washington Hospital's Outpatient Diabetes Center has sponsored a free Diabetes Health Fair for members of our community. This important health event will be showcased in a new InHealth program in the next few weeks. The show features a cooking demonstration with Anna Mazzei, a clinical registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Washington Hospital. During the segment, Mazzei and Alfredo Macias, a chef at Washington Hospital conduct an interactive food demonstration focusing on healthy, convenient meals with few ingredients that are easy to prepare.

Learn About Treatment for Wound Care

Do you have a wound that won't heal? A wound that has been present for more than six weeks is considered a chronic wound and may need special treatment. To learn more about the latest treatment options, InHealth will feature a new show focusing on the underlying cause of chronic wounds. Dr. Prasad Kilaru, a plastic surgeon and director of the Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine discusses common causes of wounds and some of the advanced treatment options that are available at the Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, which offers state-of-the-art wound care.

InHealth is another facet of Washington Hospital's mission to enhance patient care and health promotion throughout the District. InHealth enables Washington Hospital to better serve the community by providing the viewing audience an opportunity to take advantage of hospital resources from home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the regular program schedule are broadcasts of the District Board meetings and Washington Hospital's popular Health and Wellness classes. Programs on InHealth promote overall health and wellbeing by providing entertaining, educational and informative shows dealing with medical and non-medical health-related subject matter.

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Don't forget that you can now watch InHealth Channel television shows and other Washington Hospital videos anywhere and at any time from your mobile device or tablet computer. Visit www.whhs.com or www.inhealth.tv to downstream InHealth programs.

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