July is UV Awareness Month

With all the fun in the sun we indulge in over the summer, it’s no surprise that July is UV Awareness Month. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. Matthew Goodman, M.D., a dermatologist in Orange County, Calif., reviews the smart-phone app that may help you detect skin cancer and debunks some of the myths associated with sun-block products.

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Deacon Jones: The “Secretary of Defense” talks about the game

Interview highlights with the late Deacon Jones, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end, a member of the storied Fearsome Foursome and the Los Angeles Times‘ “Best Ram of All Time,” during his conversation with fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame legend Dick Butkus and host Larry Santora, M.D. Jones passed away June 3, 2013.

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Award-winning show!


Congratulations! “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” has won the Communicator Awards’ 2013 Silver Award of Distinction. Presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the award honors creative excellence in communications.

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The eyes have it: Lasik surgery and other treatments for vision correction, cataracts and glaucoma

Ophthalmologist Lawrence Chao, M.D., explains the various laser surgeries and treatments, including Lasik surgery, for common eye ailments.

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Is it cancer? A frank discussion about the prostate

William Pearce, M.D., of Associated Urologists of Orange County, explains common prostate health problems, including cancer, and demonstrates techniques in treatment.


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What is a heart murmur?

Larry Santora, M.D., demonstrates what a heart murmur is, what it sounds like and whether or not you should be concerned with an unusual heart beat.

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Remedies for the excruciating pain of charley horse leg cramps

Got a charley horse? Larry Santora, M.D., reveals the best (and a few surprising) ways to prevent and treat leg cramps.

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What you need to do right after you call 9-1-1

Heart palpitations, a serious fall, a severe cut or burn? Do you need to call 9-1-1? Emergency room doctor James Pierog, M.D., demonstrates the care of injuries that may be treated at home and explains which injuries warrant a trip to the emergency room.

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A behind-the-scenes tour of the Intensive Care Unit

Joseph Preston, M.D., a critical-care physician, demonstrates and explains the life-saving procedures used in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.

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Fibromyalgia: Dr. Robin Dore’s diagnosis and treatment

An often debilitating condition, fibromyalgia is seven times more prevalent in women than men. Robin Dore, M.D., a rheumatologist in Tustin, Calif., has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this mysterious syndrome.

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