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"Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora"

An award-winning television talk show about your health and wellness

Watch Saturdays at 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus.

PBS SoCaL Plus may be viewed on

  • broadcast channel 50.2
  • Charter Communications channel 314
  • Cox Communication Cable channel 810
  • Time Warner channel 235
  • Verizon FiOS channel 470

View all episodes on our website, www.drsantora.com, and on the local cable station in your area (check your local listings for times).

Sunday, March 1, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Radiologist Mahmood Razavi, M.D., demonstrates renal artery denervation to treat high blood pressure. Food scientist Anu Prakash, Ph.D., explores food irradiation and its effects. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explains the benefits of calcium supplements.

Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Hardeep Singh, M.D., a gastroenterologist, demonstrates a pill-camera that patients swallow for acid reflux treatment. Urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti, M.D., showcases life-changing treatments for urinary incontinence. Host Larry Santora, M.D., describes the healthiest breads.

Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Dermatologist Matt Goodman, M.D., explores the latest advances in detecting skin cancer, including an iPhone app. Hand surgeon Julio Taleisnik, M.D., demonstrates the surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Host Larry Santora, M.D., shares the healthiest milk substitutes.

Saturday, March 22, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Weightlifting champion and fitness coach Danny McDermott demonstrates exercises to stay fit over 50. Pediatric surgeon John German, M.D., explains which childhood ailments require emergency treatment. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explores the healthiest cheese options.

Saturday, March 29, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Cardiologist Kelly Tucker, M.D., demonstrates a new device that detects heart attacks before they happen. Kidney transplant patient Claude Jenkins explores his journey to health along with his doctor, Ervin Ruzics, M.D. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explains whether blood pressure readings vary between left and right arms.

Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Clinical psychologist David Pincus, Ph.D., demonstrates how to relieve pain through guided imagery. Sleep specialist Peter Fotinakes, M.D., explores sleep disorders and how to get a good night's rest. Host Larry Santora, M.D., examines the best and worst sodas.

Saturday, April 12, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Neurologist Amir Shokrae, M.D., explores treatment for numbness in limbs. Vascular surgeon Russell Montgomery, M.D., demonstrates treatment of aneurysms. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explains which types of honey are healthiest.

Saturday, April 19, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones join host Larry Santora, M.D., for a lively discussion about their extraordinary pro football careers and the health risks associated with the game.

Saturday, April 26, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Cardiologist Farhouch Berdjis, M.D., and patient Kathy Bruce share her story about the groundbreaking heart valve that changed her life. Neurosurgeon Alex Taghva, M.D., demonstrates an implantable device in the brain that treats Parkinson's disease. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explains which nuts can be part of a healthy diet.

Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Gastroenterologist Hyder Jamal, M.D., explores the latest treatments for hepatitis. Critical care specialist Shahid Hayat, M.D., demonstrates the process of hypothermia as a treatment for heart attacks. Host Larry Santora, M.D., examines the health benefits of vinegar.

Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Dentist Baher Fahmy, D.D.S., explains the newest – and less painful – treatments for cosmetic dentistry. Chapman University Professor Terry Burnham, author of "Mean Genes," explains how testosterone influences behavior. Host Larry Santora, M.D., reviews saunas and whether they are beneficial to your health.

Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Bruce Hoyle, M.D., discusses treatment for low testosterone. Rheumatologist Joe Lee, M.D., demonstrates treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Host Larry Santora, M.D., explores the health benefits of yogurt.

Saturday, May 24, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Melanie Santos, M.D., discusses symptoms and treatments for female sexual dysfunction. Stephanie Dreyer, a heart and wellness counselor, demonstrates exercises employees can do in the office. Host Larry Santora, M.D., reviews the health claims related to glucosamine and chondroitin.

Saturday, May 31, 6 p.m. on PBS SoCaL Plus

Chiropractor Mike Milinkovic introduces new treatments for older adults. Martin Weissman, M.D., explains the latest detection and treatment procedures for prostate cancer. Host Larry Santora, M.D., examines the amount of sodium in various medications.

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