One of the most important things in our lives is our health. Every day, millions of Americans are diagnosed with everything from chronic illnesses and life-threatening diseases like diabetes, cancer or heart disease, to simple ailments including the common cold.
Learn to take better care of yourself, both physically and mentally. Don’t miss 107.7 The Bronc’s first on-air program about your health, Health 411!
Forget Dr. Google! Every Sunday at 11 a.m., Dr. Jonathan Karp, from the Health Studies Institute of Rider University provides truthful health information to expand your knowledge and perspective. Whatever the topic: health insurance, personal diet and exercise, or preventative medicine techniques Dr. Karp will keep you informed, sharing important tips and trending topics in the healthcare industry.
Learn how to take better care of yourself and receive up-to-date health information you may have never heard about before. Listen to Dr. Jonathan Karp and Health 411 Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. exclusively on 107.7 the Bronc.
The Health Studies Institute of Rider University, brings together diverse perspectives, expertise and leadership to impact regional, national and global health issues through education, innovation and outreach. For more information regarding the Health Studies Institute, click here. To reach out to the producers Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet The Host and Producer
(Host) Dr. Jonathan Karp is a Professor of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Health Sciences at Rider University. He has been doing health-related teaching and research at Rider since 1997. Prior to Rider, he conducted psychoneuroimmunology research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He earned a BA and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Colgate University and Vanderbilt University, respectively. At Rider he regularly teaches at all levels of the curriculum including courses in Brain & Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Biostatistics, and senior seminars. He has a daughter and two sons with whom he regularly discusses the myths and realities of health-related issues. Health 411 is his first appearance on the radio. He can be reached at email@example.com or 609-895-5658.
(Engineer) Antonia Conti is part of the graduating class of 2020 and is a Biology major with a Health Administration minor here at Rider University. Antonia is a very active member of the science community on campus, as she currently works in a research lab in the biology department, is a supplemental instruction leader for freshman biology courses, and is the Vice President of the Tri-Beta Biology National Honor Society. Following graduation from Rider, Antonia hopes to further her education and attend medical school. Antonia is very excited to be part of the 107.7 The Bronc family and hopes to help expand listeners’ knowledge and perspective on all things health.
Dr. Payal Shah – Dr. Karp and Dr. Payal Shah discuss the BRCA gene, genetic testing, and some disparities experienced by minority populations with regard to genetic testing. Dr. Shah highlights the importance of genetic counseling, primary preventive care, and awareness & education for the BRCA mutation in minority populations (Encore, December 1, 2019).
Dr. Payal Shah – Dr. Karp and Dr. Payal Shah discuss the BRCA gene, genetic testing, and some disparities experienced by minority populations with regard to genetic testing. Dr. Shah highlights the importance of genetic counseling, primary preventive care, and awareness & education for the BRCA mutation in minority populations (Recorded November 24, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Antonia Conti discuss the brain abnormalities leading to the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, available treatments for the disease, and the link between the gut microbiome and Parkinson’s (Encore, recorded November 17, 2019).
Dr. Reiss Binder– Dr. Karp and Dr. Kim Reiss Binder discuss BRCA mutations associated with pancreatic cancer, personalized medicine, platinum therapy, and PARP inhibitors (Recorded November 10, 2019).
Dr. Johannes Dapprich– Dr. Karp and Dr. Johannes Dapprich, founder and CEO of Generation Biotech, discuss spinal cord injury repair, DNA sequencing, and magnetic particle-based isolation of genes (Recorded November 3, 2019).
Dr. Phoebe Stapleton – Dr. Karp and Dr. Phoebe Stapleton discuss the effect of particulate matter on the cardiovascular system and microcirculation. Dr. Stapleton shares her research highlights, which include examination of the gestation environment after exposure to engineered nanomaterials during pregnancy, along with microvascular dysfunction and behavior alterations associated with nanomaterial exposure during gestation (Recorded October 27, 2019).
Ann Marie Hill – Dr. Karp and Ann Marie Hill discuss public health and cancer (Recorded October 20, 2019).
Carol Andersen – Dr. Karp and Carol Andersen discuss Bloom Bangor’s mission to help heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, trauma, and addiction. Holly, a current program member, joins Dr. Karp and Carol to share her personal story through addiction and her experience with Bloom Bangor (Recorded October 13, 2019).
Jodi O’Donnell-Ames – Returning guest Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, Founder and President of Hope Loves Company, shares her experience with ALS and Hope Loves Company’s mission. Hope Loves Company helps educate and support families effected by ALS (Recorded October 6, 2019).
Katelyn Mulligan – Katelyn Mulligan shares her personal story through brain trauma with Dr. Karp and Donna Balducci. Katelyn expands on the patient experience from several aspects, including diagnostic testing, rehabilitation, and health insurance conflicts (Recorded September 29, 2019).
Dr. Jim Riggs – Dr. Karp and Dr. Riggs define what it means to age and discuss the process of aging at the cellular level (Recorded September 22, 2019).
Mickey Singh – Dr. Karp and licensed pharmacist, Mickey Singh, discuss the business of pharmacy with an emphasis on pharmacy benefit managers (Recorded September 15, 2019).
Anna Skalka – Dr. Karp and Anna Skalka discuss retroviruses & virology, the significance of viruses, and her book “Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere” (Encore, September 8, 2019).
Dr. Robert Isenhower – Dr. Karp, Dr. Yavelow and Dr. Isenhower discuss the effects of adverse childhood experiences on overall adult health, behavior and physiologic processes (Recorded September 1, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Do the phases of the moon actually influence human behavior? Dr. Karp and Antonia Conti explore this question and whether or not the lunar cycle has an influence on behaviors & physiologic processes, including sleep, epilepsy, and the menstrual cycle (Recorded August 25, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Antonia Conti discuss “disorders” that are no longer considered disorders, such as homosexuality, gender identity disorder, and female hysteria (Recorded August 18, 2019).
Chris Goedecke – Dr. Karp and Chris Goedecke discuss the health benefits of a lifestyle involving martial arts and karate, how martial arts influences the state of mind to the state of body, and whether or not there is a martial arts approach for everyone (Recorded August 11, 2019).
Barry Rabner – Dr. Yavelow and Barry Rabner, President and CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, discuss the business of health and healthcare, costs of healthcare, the merge between Penn Medicine and Princeton Health (Recorded August 4, 2019).
Anna Skalka – Dr. Karp and Anna Skalka discuss retroviruses & virology, the significance of viruses, and her book “Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere” (Recorded July 28, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Antonia Conti discuss the brain abnormalities leading to the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, available treatments for the disease, and the link between the gut microbiome and Parkinson’s (Recorded July 21, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp, Diamond McNellis, and Antonia Conti discuss alcohol and the effect of alcohol consumption on the body (Encore, July 14, 2019).
Dr. Julie Drawbridge – Dr. Karp and Dr. Julie Drawbridge discuss sustainability, the food supply chain, what constitutes a low carbon footprint diet, and the effects of climate change on farming (Encore, July 7, 2019).
Alyssa Luning – Dr. Karp and Alyssa Luning, RD at Penn Medicine, discuss the difference between macro & micro nutrients, the importance fiber, and nutrition awareness (Recorded June 30, 2019).
Greg Paulson – Executive Director of the Trenton Health Team, Greg Paulson, describes their mission and dedication to the overall health and well-being of the Trenton community (Recorded June 23, 2019).
Dr. Julie Drawbridge – Dr. Karp and Dr. Julie Drawbridge discuss sustainability, the food supply chain, what constitutes a low carbon footprint diet, and the effects of climate change on farming (Recorded June 16, 2019).
Rikiyah Mixson – Dr. Karp, Rikiyah Mixson, and Juanita Carroll discuss Rikiyah’s article, “Birthing Crisis” in Perspective Z by Tapestry. In her article, Rikiyah touches on health disparities among racial groups, education regarding pregnancy/prenatal care, and self advocacy. This article can be found at https://comm.rider.edu/perspectivez/ (Recorded June 9, 2019).
Alexa Essenfeld – Dr. Karp and Alexa Essenfeld, Rider University’s registered dietitian, discuss what constitutes a nutritionally sound diet, resources for healthy eating on campus, and the impact of fad diets on overall health (Recorded June 2, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp, Diamond McNellis, and Antonia Conti discuss multiple sclerosis (MS), different forms of the disease, the impact of this autoimmune disease on the nervous system, and the available treatment options (Recorded May 26, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp, Diamond McNellis, and Antonia Conti discuss alcohol and the effect of alcohol consumption on the body (Recorded May 19, 2019).
Sandra Byer-Lubin – Dr. Karp and Sandra Byer-Lubin discuss the different forms of diabetes and how to manage/treat them (Recorded May 12, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp, Diamond McNellis, and Antonia Conti compare and contrast psychopaths and sociopaths (Recorded May 5, 2019).
Dr. Daniel Shungu – Dr. Karp and Dr. Daniel Shungu discuss Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness (Recorded April 28, 2019).
Colin Goedecke – Dr. Karp and Colin Goedecke discuss poetry and its effect on your health and overall well-being (Recorded April 21, 2019).
Dr. Marius Pascale – Dr. Karp and Dr. Pascale discuss medical ethics and its applications to the medical industry (April 14, 2019).
Dr. Mack Costello – Dr. Karp and Dr. Costello discuss gambling and utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, a scientific discipline concerned with applying techniques based upon the principles of learning to change behavior (Recorded April 7, 2019).
Dr. Robert Isenhower – Dr. Karp and Dr. Isenhower discuss Autism and utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, a scientific discipline concerned with applying techniques based upon the principles of learning to change behavior (Recorded March 31, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Diamond McNellis compare two components of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) (Recorded March 24, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Diamond McNellis discuss sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (Recorded March 17, 2019).
Carol Nicholas, RN – Administrative Director of the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP), Carol Nicholas, describes their mission (Recorded March 10, 2019).
Dr. Jennifer Warren – Founder of the Center for African American Health Disparities, Dr. Warren describes her mission to Dr. Karp (Recorded March 3, 2019).
Jodi O’Donnell-Ames – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Jodi O’Donnell-Ames discuss amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). After losing her husband in 2001 to ALS, Jodi founded Hope Loves Company in order to educate and support the family members of patients suffering from this neurodegenerative disease (Recorded February 24, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Producer Diamond McNellis tackle health myths that have been around for years. Curious? You should be! (Encore, February 17, 2019).
Dr. Jim Riggs – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Dr. Jim Riggs discuss all things vaccines; from what they are, how they work, the “anti-vax” movement, and the dangers of not being vaccinated. Join us while we distinguish fact from myth about vaccinations (Encore, February 10, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Diamond McNellis tackle two more health myths: 1. Everyone needs 8 hours of sleep per night, and 2. Caffeine causes dehydration (Recorded February 3, 2019).
Terri Mandigo, M.S. Ed – Dr. Karp and Terri Mandigo discuss nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle (Recorded January 27, 2019).
Dr. Eric Schwartz – Executive Director of Capital Health’s Institute for Urban Care, Dr. Eric Schwartz, tells Dr. Karp about the program created to help pregnant women and new mothers overcome their opioid addictions. The title of the program is: “For My Baby and Me”, https://www.capitalhealth.org/medical-services/opioid-treatment-for-pregnant-women-new-moms (Recorded January 20, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Producer, Diamond McNellis, discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Recorded January 13, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Producer, Diamond McNellis, discuss stem cell research in the United States; as well as “stem cell tourism” in other countries (Recorded January 6, 2019).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Producer, Diamond McNellis, discuss melatonin (Encore, December 30, 2018).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Producer, Diamond McNellis, discuss melatonin (Recorded December 16, 2018).
Dr. Nadine Heitz and Dr. Zan Streubing – Dr. Karp, Dr. Heitz, and Dr. Struebing detail mental health on our college campus, including various outreach projects and the support staff here for students (Recorded December 9, 2018).
Ilene Fink – Dr. Karp and Ilene Fink discuss marketing and healthcare in New Jersey, as well as the future of this field (Recorded December 2, 2018).
Micah Rasmussen – Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics, Micah Rasmussen, joins Dr. Karp to discuss the ever complex political atmosphere of New Jersey healthcare (Recorded November 25, 2018).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Karp and Diamond McNellis discuss what dietary supplements are, as well as the possible health hazards associated with them (Recorded November 18, 2018).
Brett Nemeth – Dr. Karp, Brett Nemeth, and Matthew Mysholowsky discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise (Recorded November 11, 2018).
Dr. Kristin McCarthy – Dr. McCarthy provides insight into the current healthcare environment in New Jersey, as well as insight into the future for our state (Recorded November 4, 2018).
Dr. Patrick R. Progar – As Executive Director of the Princeton Child Development Institute, Dr. Progar provides insight into Autism in New Jersey (Recorded October 28, 2018).
Dr. Jonathan Yavelow – The brave Dr. Jonathan Yavelow shares his experience as a cancer patient (Recorded October 21, 2018).
Dr. Jonathan Karp – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Producer Diamond McNellis tackle health myths that have been around for years. Curious? You should be! (Recorded October 14, 2018).
Dr. Jamie Ludwig and Shannon Hennessy Pulaski, LLC – Dr. Jonathan Karp, Dr. Jamie Ludwig, and Shannon Hennessy Pulaski, LLC discuss the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations associated with breast cancer. Join us to learn about these mutations, why you should be tested, and how to proceed once receiving your results (Recorded October 7, 2018).
Dr. Drue Stapleton – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Dr. Drue Stapleton discuss athletic injuries and risk factors associated with injuries. Join us while we talk about important topics in injury prevention, such as recognizing when your body is trying to tell you something is wrong (Recorded September 30, 2018).
Dr. Jim Riggs – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Dr. Jim Riggs discuss all things vaccines; from what they are, how they work, the “anti-vax” movement, and the dangers of not being vaccinated. Join us while we distinguish fact from myth about vaccinations (Recorded September 23, 2018).
Dr. Jonathan Yavelow – Dr. Jonathan Karp and Dr. Jonathan Yavelow discuss the up-and-coming Health Studies Institute at Rider University. As the premiere show of “Health 411”, the vision for the future of the show is introduced (Recorded September 16, 2018).