SOURCE: On the Path Productions LLC

July 08, 2008 05:47 ET

On the Path Productions Expands Its Programming: Body Language and Life Love & Health

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - On the Path Productions LLC, a San Francisco media company, has announced the premiere of Body Language, a new one-hour show featuring integrative health and wellness.

"We're gratified by the support we've received this month from outstanding underwriters," said Christopher Springmann, OTP's Executive Producer. "These include the American Heart Association, American Pain Foundation, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Urological Association Foundation, and Easter Seals."

"We created Body Language as a result of the custom webcasts that Life Love & Health clients requested for posting on their sites," said Springmann. "The need for patient and consumer education, community outreach and recognition-and-reward for employees is enormous. We feel privileged to make a contribution and a difference in people's quality of life."

Life Love & Health, America's most listened-to daily 90-second health, prevention and wellness program, just began its 20-program lineup for July, which includes features on human resources (hiring employees with disabilities), hospital patient safety, premature ejaculation, hip resurfacing, heart disease in women, pain and military service, cancer myths, domestic violence, and ankle arthritis.

Body Language, OTP's newest program, premieres July 8 at 8 PM PDT on KALW-FM, San Francisco public radio. The national release is scheduled for July 11 at 2 PM PDT / 5 PM EDT on HealthRadio.net, America's largest Internet-based health talk network.

"Body Language will bring together two strands of understanding that are powerful here in the Bay Area," said Matt Martin, General Manager of KALW San Francisco. "First, cutting-edge medical research, then the growing engagement between Western medicine and non-Western, alternative models of health."

The first Body Language show will feature five segments including patient and physician perspectives on integrative oncology; the placebo effect vs. the perception of exercise; TVBGone, a remote device for turning off annoying public televisions; genetics and behavior with the author of "The Genie In Your Genes"; and pedometer research at Stanford University.

Body Language will air on KALW public radio 91.7FM in San Francisco at 8 PM Tuesday evenings, July 8, 15, 22 and 29; and at 7 PM Monday evenings, August 4 and 11. The show will also be streamed online at www.kalw.org. It will also be posted at http://www.bodylanguage.org/.

Initial content contributors to Body Language include the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; the Mayo Clinic; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; the Institute for Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center; faculty from Harvard and Stanford Universities; the American Pain Foundation; the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and the American Urological Association Foundation.

This Month's Features on Life Love & Health

Easter Seals & Safeway: Health, HR & Disabilities

In "Profoundly Human Resources," Larree Renda puts a human face on fund raising at Safeway Inc., the national grocery giant that partnered with Easter Seals to raise over $9 million for autism service. "One of the reasons we've been with Easter Seals all these years is because the money we raise stays in local communities," says Renda, the Company's EVP, Chief Strategist and Chair of the Safeway Foundation.

Safeway employees and customers donated $9.2 million dollars this spring to benefit Easter Seals' exceptional services to ensure that people living with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Of Safeway's 175,000 employees, 10,000 are disabled, including people living with autism.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Hip Resurfacing

This month we bring you two shows about a controversial issue in reconstructive surgery. In "What is Hip Resurfacing?," Dr. Paul Beaule, an orthopaedic surgeon at Canada's Ottawa Hospital, draws a parallel between this procedure and crowning a damaged tooth rather than replacing it with a dental implant. (Total hip replacement would be the orthopaedic equivalent.) But in "Hip Resurfacing: Not for Everyone," Dr. Paul Lachiewicz of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill offers the skeptic's view. He describes a difficult, less effective operation for which few patients actually qualify, and he voices concern about its increasing popularity.

American Pain Foundation: Pain and the Military

In "Soldiering On," Marine Corps First Lieutenant Julienne Shin describes how it feels to suffer from chronic pain during years of active duty. "My back was going out on me but I didn't want to say anything," she recalls. "Pain is basically a sign of weakness. It's something you just don't talk about." Brenda Murdough, coordinator for the American Pain Foundation's Military and Veterans' Initiative, explains how her organization addresses "the culture of stoicism" that so many wounded soldiers and veterans bring to their hospital stays and civilian lives. APF is there with outreach programs, resources for support, legislative advocacy initiatives and public awareness campaigns.

American Urological Association Foundation: Premature Ejaculation

Dr. Ira Sharlip, a urologist at University of California San Francisco, discusses the emotionally sensitive issue of "Premature Ejaculation." He suggests several treatment options, including the latest generation of antidepressant medication, whose desensitizing side effects can provide relief from this not uncommon problem.

About On the Path Productions

On the Path Productions LLC (OPP), founded by radio personality and motivational speaker Christopher Springmann, produces popular radio broadcasts including Life Love & Health and Body Language as well as custom webcasts and house-branded newsmagazines, focused on health and lifestyle issues. Sponsored and underwritten by leading brands, trade associations, foundations and healthcare organizations, On the Path Productions' 800+ radio shows have reached millions of consumers as well as opinion leaders, policy makers and healthcare influencers via XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Public Radio affiliates; major retail in-store radio, with 4000+ outlets; New Media distribution including HealthRadio.net; plus the Voice of America; and American Forces Network. For more information about On the Path Productions, visit www.onthepathproductions.com.

Contact Information