Programs examine important topics and issues impacting all of us through the lens of health and wellness. We highlight the questions, challenges and struggles people typically face in everyday life. In each of our programs we clarify the issues and provide useful information, pragmatic tips, and resources.

Episode 75 - 3/28/13 - Dr. Fritz Galette and Melissa are talking with Bloods Gang Member-Turned-Activist Jason Davis and Haitian Comic Tanael Joachim about their experiences growing up and the impact on their mental health and life outlook. Jason talks about how he uses his ongoing affiliation with gangs to steer impressionable youth towards education and Tanael incorporates his life experiences into his comedy routine.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_3-28-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Heart health and cardiovascular wellness

Episode 74 - 3/21/13 - Are you aware of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Did you know that snoring and sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health? Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking about heart health with cardiologist Dr. Edward Bernaski and Dr. Sy Han from New York Cardiovascular Associates (  Listen in as we talk about signs and symptoms, risk factors, and ways you can collaborate with your physician to get the best medical care.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_3-21-13.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

Episode 73 - 3/14/13 - Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking with author Terrie Williams about her book Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_3-14-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Discrimination, perception and racial identity

Episode 72 - 3/7/13 - Over the past few weeks we have been keeping the lines open as we talk about racism and racial identity. During this hour we are going continue that discussion and explore how perception and discrimination are part of the normal human experience and how racial discrimination is learned and perpetuated. We are joined by comedian Robin Montague and a number of intelligent and lively callers.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_3-7-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 2:35am EST