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.
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.

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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

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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.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 2:35am EST

Racial Identity: What do you want to be called ???

Episode 71: 2/28/13 - Last week we began a discussion on racism that took on a life of it's own as the phone lines lit up with live callers weighing in on the topic. This week, we asked people how they would like their racial identity expressed when someone is referring to them. During the hour we received a record number of callers with some of the best contributions in the program's 70 episode history. Listen to this podcast and ask yourself how would you like people to refer to your racial and ethnic identity. Are you black, white, African American, hispanic......? Is the question even important in this day and age? www.TheDrFritzShow.com

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

RACISM

Episode 70 - 2/21/13 - Have you ever been the victim discrimination, exclusion or profiling based on the shade of you skin? What is the impact of racism on psychological well being? What is unconscious racism?  Listen in as live callers share their experiences and thoughts on the topic.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 5:44am EST

Episode 69 - 2/14/13 - Tune in as we talk about "WHAT IS ROMANTIC"? "Why do we fall in love?" Get expert information from our guest, EK BARBER, writer of Romantic Fiction. Also listen as you hear what Dr Fritz has to say about maintain relationships across the life span.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Getting the love you want

Episode 68 - 2/7/13 - We are joined by Dr. Harville Hendrix who is known internationally for his work with couples. Over the past four decades,  he and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy and developed the concept of “conscious partnership.” During this hour, we talk with Dr. Hendrix about Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Science fiction, alien invasion, and cryogenics

Episode 67 - 1/31/13 – What would you do if you were faced with a sudden life threatening catastrophe? You may already know the answer if you endured 9/11, or made it through a natural disaster such as  hurricane Sandy. During this episode, we talk with Keith Josef Adkins the writer and director of a new provocative sci-fi series, “The Abandon”,  that follows a group of African American men and women after a catastrophic alien invasion. We are also joined by Scott Brown of California Cryobank to talk about where science fiction meets life and about what is really possible with today’s cryogenic technologies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

The Impact of technology, the Internet, and social media on relationship

Episode 66:  1-24-13 - In the old days, which was not that long a ago, the way we made new friends was natural. We met people, in person, as neighbors, at school or at work. We developed relationships through physical contact and regular engagement in shared activities in the same environment. Technological advances over the past century have allowed us to form and maintain  relationships with a decreasing need to actually be in the same place. During this hour we are going to explore how technology, the Internet, and social media are changing the face of relationships. We are joined by special guest author and entrepreneur Cara Leyba (@ChampagneDiet).

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_THURSDAY_1-24-13.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Psychiatry and Mental Health

Episode 65: 1/17/13 - What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist? Find out as Dr Fritz and Psychiatrist David Brody talk about diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. We are also joined at the top of the hour by State Senator Marty Golden who will provide us with an update of ongoing hurricane relief efforts taking place in our area.

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Category:Psychology, health, wellness, growth -- posted at: 12:00pm EST