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.
Live on the give

5/9/2013 - Dr. Fritz and Melissa talk with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jeanne Rollins (liveonethegive.com) about Overfunctioning in Relationships. Are YOU doing so much in your relationships, that no one else has to? Do you have good kids but they just aren't very helpful? We'll discuss this and being a "greedy giver"

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_SHOW_GIVE_5-9-2013.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

Trauma and resilience

5/2/2013 - Potentially traumatic events , or are highly distressing life events that involve actual or threatened death or serious injury and that potentially may result in serious psychological harm are very common. The most common response to traumatic events are a relatively stable pattern of healthy functioning coupled with the enduring capacity for positive emotion and generative experiences a.k.a. Resilience. Resilience is the common response. During this hour we talk about trauma and resilience.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_5-2-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Fertility: Kids of 5114

4/25/2013 - Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most natural things in the world, conception is something that does not necessarily come easily for a great many people. Infertility has been estimated to affect some 15% of all couples in the western world who are trying to conceive. During this hour we talk with Scott Brown of California Cryobank about fertility and options for those who choose to use  a sperm donor. Check out his documentary Kids of 5114. This short film provides extraordinary insight into the lives of people who are born from donors.

Direct download: dr-fritz-show-4-25-13-infertility.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Episode 78 - 4/18/13 - Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). 25% of children 13-18 have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. During this episode we talk about some of the most effective non medical treatments.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY__4-18-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Episode 77 - 4/11/13 - At some point we all can experience minor frustrations and irritations that can lead to anger if left unchecked. During this episode we distinguish between anger and rage. We also explore what can be done to effectively vent our emotions before they become toxic and volatile.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_4-11-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 76 - 4/4/13 - Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking about BOILING FROG SYNDROME.  No...it's not a formal clinical syndrome. It refers to a tendency to stay in a bad situation much longer than one should. 

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_4-4-13.mp3
Category:Psychology and education -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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 EDT

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 (www.nycva.org).  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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT