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Sleep Apnea Solutions: Saturday on The Consumer Team

(Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX)     Every night millions of Americans wake up gasping for breath.  Sleep Apnea. We’ve all heard about the symptoms…snoring, gasping for air, lack of sleep.  We’ve also heard that Sleep Apnea can be a killer.   Saturday, October 25, The Consumer Team will welcome Dr. Kent Smith from Sleep Dallas to talk about new developments for the treatment of Sleep Apnea.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, called Dr. Smith’s appearance timely and a result of listener demand.  Thomson said, “Sleep Apnea is very concerning.   Every day, people struggle with the symptoms and it can kill.  Dr. Smith is an expert in the field of sleep and we look forward to having him on The Consumer Team.”

Sleep Apnea Solutions - Saturday on The Consumer Team

Sleep Apnea Solutions – Saturday on The Consumer Team

According to Thomson, Sleep Apnea often goes untreated because people don’t understand all the treatment options.   He added, “The CPAP machine is a pretty well known treatment option for Sleep Apnea.   However, it’s no secret that it’s not an easy treatment method.   Many consumers have difficulty  using the machine.  Dr. Smith will be talking about options for treatment that are easier for patients.  Because the new treatments have the potential to save lives, we feel that it’s important to discuss on the air.”

Thomson cited both Dr. Smith’s credentials and innovative approach.  He added, “Dr. Smith is a leading lecturer on sleep disorders.  He’s also been instrumental in bringing new technology to his patients.  In addition to the new methods of treating Sleep Apnea, we’ll discuss new developments in sleep study science that no longer require a mandatory overnight session in a sleep clinic.   We see this new technology and intelligence as positive because it’s removing barriers that previously would serve as a roadblock to people getting treatment for sleep disorders.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio.  To listen live, click here.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

 

Consumer Team Radio: Best Heart Hospitals, Retirement Planning & Protecting Your Online Privacy

The Consumer Team talk radio program is on the air.   This Saturday (Aug 2, 2014), join host Pete Thomson as he brings broadcasts the latest news and research that will help you live a better consumer life.   On this week’s Consumer Team radio program:

Best Heart Hospitals In America:  Dr. John Santa from Consumer Reports will join us to discuss the new Consumer Reports article on the best heart hospitals in the US.    Regarding the interview, Pete Thomson commented, “To see Consumer Reports getting into the area of rating hospitals and health care is very exciting.  This information is badly needed.   Dr. Santa is heading this research initiative at Consumer Reports and I know he will have very valuable information to share with us on The Consumer Team.”

The Consumer Team:  Best Hospitals for Heart Surgery

The Consumer Team: Best Hospitals for Heart Surgery

Retirement Planning:  Who’s On Your Team?   You’ve heard the expression “You are judged by the company you keep”.   Jim Poe, of Texas Retirement Specialists, will join us to talk about the strategic team that you need to achieve success in retirement planning.   According to Poe, a financial planner is an important part of the team, but there are several additional professionals, or ‘strategic partners’ that you need to have on your retirement team.   Listen to learn about these people and how they can help you prepare for retirement.

Protecting Your Online Privacy:   Ernie Sprance will report on canvas fingerprinting, the latest sophisticated tool that allows marketers, hackers and identity thieves track your online activity.   He’ll also talk about how to secure an iPhone from hackers and identity thieves.

The Consumer Team is broadcast on 1080 KRLD Radio from 5-7PM (Central).   To listen live, click here.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Bed Bugs: Invasion USA

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH)    On Saturday June 14th, The Consumer Team talk radio program will air a special segment regarding the increase of bed bugs in cities across America.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson said “From what we’re seeing, this problem is quickly becoming serious in many parts of the US.  And for cities with major airports, the spread of bed bugs can be fast and severe.”    Joining Thomson for the broadcast will be Patrick Prather, owner of Entex Pest Solutions.   Prather, an Entomologist and graduate of Texas A&M, is on the front lines of fighting the bed bug invasion.   A number of major cities in Texas have engaged Prather and his company to consult on solutions for city-wide pest issues.

Bed Bugs Invading America

Bed Bugs Invading America

Thomson said that awareness of the bed bug issue is low because of people generally don’t disclose having a problem with the insects.  He added, “Because bed bugs are associated with unclean, low-class hotel rooms, people are reluctant to admit they have a bed bug problem.   But as we’ll discuss on The Consumer Team, the bed bug invasion is effecting everyone.   They’re even found on cruise ships and in 4-star hotels.”

Thomson called Prather a very credible source for solutions to the bed bug problem.  Adding to Prather’s appeal, according to Thomson, is his background in natural pest control.  Thomson said, “Patrick is an expert in natural pest control.   Even though the bug issue is serious, most consumers would prefer not to be exposed to chemicals.   Patrick is known for his abilities in this area.”

Prather also owns Municipal Mosquito, a company that works with cities and counties on the control of mosquitoes.   Thomson added, “When cities are concerned about West Nile Virus, they turn to Municipal Mosquito.  They have the experience and background that cities need to safely and effectively control mosquitoes that can spread West Nile Virus.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7PM on CBS Radio’s KRLD in Dallas, Texas.  For more information and to listen live, go to http;//www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Tracking The Flu: Consumer Team Special Report

(DALLAS, TX)    The Consumer Team talk radio program will air special segments featuring the latest information on this year’s flu epidemic.  The first report will air Saturday, January 12th from 5-7PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas.  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson will be joined by Dr. Todd Thacker from PrimaCare Medical Centers.  Pete Thomson commented on the interview, “The flu is the number one health concern in Texas and the US at this time.  Dr. Thacker and his team at PrimaCare are uniquely qualified to give us accurate assessment regarding the flu.  They have 11 locations throughout North Texas and have seen thousands of people suffering from the flu.”

According to Thomson, the interview will address a number of listener issues.  He stated, “Right now people calling The Consumer Team want to know several things.   They want to know where to find flu shots.  They’re also asking about how safe it is to be out in public.  And people want to know just how bad this outbreak is going to be.  Dr. Thacker will be able to address all these questions and also give some very timely advice regarding how to stay flu free and avoid illness.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market and The Consumer Team is one of the most listened to weekly consumer advocacy programs in the US.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Surviving Christmas: Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Everywhere you look the excitement of the holidays is in the air.  The lights, parties, music and shopping make the holiday season a busy and joyous time for most.  Yet for people dealing with depression, the holiday season can be a time of sadness underscored with a feeling of separation from the mainstream world that’s enjoying the celebration of the season.   The Consumer Team radio program will examine holiday depression during a segment to be broadcast Saturday, December 22nd at 6PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio.  The special segment will feature an interview with Tom Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church (Denton, Texas).

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the segment is meant to address not just the problem but also potential solutions for people dealing with depression.   Thomson said, “Tom Nelson can speak with a great deal of credibility and authority on depression.  About 7 years ago, Tom dealt with severe depression that preventing him from working as a pastor for a period of time.  Through the healing process that Tom Nelson went through, he has a unique understanding regarding the journey that a depressed person is on.  I think our listeners will learn much from Tom and his personal story.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

BioTE Medical: Best Practices for Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Consumer Team talk radio program and host Pete Thomson have established ‘best in category’ partnerships with several of Dallas/Ft. Worth’s leaders in business and medicine.   Dr. Gary Donovitz, President of BioTE Medical, is The Consumer Team’s authority when it comes to natural hormone replacement therapy.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, heard Saturday’s 5-7PM Central on KRLD Radio, commented on Dr. Donovitz and BioTE Medical.  Thomson said, “On The Consumer Team we search for the best of the best to present to our listeners.   Our listeners depend on us to vet our sponsors thoroughly before bringing them on the air.   Dr. Gary Donovitz and the team at BioTE Medical are a very good example of that quality we’re striving for.”

Dr. Gary Donovitz

Dr. Donovitz is an authority on natural hormone replacement therapy.  He’s been a trailblazer in the development of pellet hormone therapy.   According to Thomson, “We were getting a considerable amount of listener questions regarding hormone replacement.  Men, especially, want to know about getting their hormones balanced.   We looked into the category and it became clear that Dr. Donovitz and BioTE Medical were the leaders.   We not only liked Dr. Donovitz’s track record of accomplishments but also the quality of the physicians that are using the BioTE Method of hormone replacement.”

Dr. Donovitz can be heard each week as a guest on The Consumer Team, which airs Saturday 5-7PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD in Dallas, Texas.  For more information on BioTE Medical, go to http://www.biotemedical.com

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Gary Donovitz Joins The Consumer Team

Dr. Gary Donovitz, an authority on natural hormone replacement therapy, is joining The Consumer Team talk radio program as a guest contributor.  Donovitz, a Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist based in Arlington, Texas is an authority on hormone balance for both men and women.  In recent years, Dr. Donovitz has helped pioneer the development of bio-identical hormone pellets also known as pellet hormone therapy.  Pellet therapy is the process of inserting small hormone pellets under the skin, just behind the hip.  Dr. Donovitz is the President and Founder of BioTE Medicalhttp://www.biotemedical.com

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the addition of Dr. Donovitz to The Consumer Team.  “We’re excited about Dr. Donovitz joining our team.  Our research has shown that listeners are very interested in staying healthy and avoiding disease.  And listeners want to learn about hormone replacement.   We believe we’ve found one of the most credible authorities in the nation on natural hormone replacement therapy.   I know that Dr. Donovitz will bring very good information to The Consumer Team on KRLD.”

Hormone replacement therapy has been used for balancing hormones in women for years.  Recently, men have become aware of the benefits of hormone balance.   Thomson added,  “The consumer has be very careful when it comes to selecting a method of hormone replacement.   They need to be educated regarding the dangers of synthetic hormones.  They also need to make sure that they’re going to a professional who is properly trained.   Because Dr. Gary Donovitz is a respected leader in this field, he’ll be able to guide our listeners to have success.”

The Consumer Team will be heard Sunday, October 14, from 4-6PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas, Texas.  For more information and to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.  http://www.mcqmedia.us

 

 

Dr. Dennis Black Joins The Consumer Team

Dr. Dennis Black

The Consumer Team radio program today announced that Dr. Dennis Black has been added to the program’s list of select on-air contributors.  Dr. Black is a naturopathic medical doctor based in Dallas, Texas.  His passion is helping people prevent illness, restore health and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Black, who is a cancer survivor, has developed a line of natural vitamin supplements.   Dr. Black’s ‘Healthy Fresh Start Program’ is a 90 day program designed to help people have improved health through a combination of natural supplements and healthy eating.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on Dr. Black’s addition to The Consumer Team.  “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Dennis Black on The Consumer Team.  In a consumer world that’s filled with many questionable health products, we are very impressed with the quality of Dr. Black’s supplements as well as the 90 Day Healthy Fresh Start Program.  Dr. Black has been able to help thousands of people with serious health challenges and we’re very excited to have him helping our audience.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7PM on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth.   For more information and to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com 

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.   http://www.mcqmedia.us

 

Consumer Team Radio: West Nile Virus Questions Answered

West Nile Virus Update - Saturday on The Consumer Team

The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring a special broadcast regarding the severe outbreak of in West Nile Virus in the North Texas area.   Entomologist Patrick Prather, President of Rid All Pest of Ft. Worth will be a featured guest on the program, which will be broadcast Saturday, September 1, 3-5PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the West Nile special broadcast.  “Patrick Prather is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on mosquito control and West Nile Virus.   His company consults municipalities regarding mosquito control and West Nile.  The fact that Patrick is an entomologist gives him an ability to offer an educated and well researched perspective on insects and West Nile Virus.  His input will be very valuable on this Saturday’s Consumer Team.”

Thomson added that this Saturday’s West Nile special will address a number of recent questions that area citizens have been asking.  Thomson stated, “Two questions are coming into our program consistently.  First, people want to know how much longer West Nile will remain a threat for this year.  Secondly, people are already asking about how severe the West Nile outbreak will be next year.  We will be addressing both of those questions to Patrick Prather on Saturday’s Consumer Team radio program.”

West Nile Virus cases in North Texas have reached unprecedented levels in 2012.  Dallas County alone has reported 322 human cases including 13 deaths.

For more information and to listen to The Consumer Team live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.  http://www.mcqmedia.us

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