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Eleventh Episode of St. Luke's HealthNow to Premiere January 14

The latest episode, a co-production of St. Luke's University Health Network and ASR Media Productions, explores the topic of surgical weight loss.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Jan. 8, 2019 - PRLog -- As the new year begins, resolutions to slim down and get fit send the masses to fitness centers across the area. But for a growing number of Americans, a daily stop at the gym is not enough and shedding pounds may require medical intervention. In the latest episode of St. Luke's HealthNow, airing Monday, January 14 at 6:30 PM on WFMZ Channel 69, weight loss experts explore weight management programs and the patient care options that are available.

Taped before a live studio audience, "An Expert View into Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Options" presents a talented lineup of St. Luke's weight loss specialists, including Dr. Maher El Chaar, Co-Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. Luke's and recently named one of the top bariatric surgeons in the United States. The episode also features Dr. Leonardo Claros, Section Chief of Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director for the Weight Management Center at St. Luke's and Kate Boardman, a registered dietitian. Hosted by Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR Media Productions, the program is a collaboration between ASR Media and St. Luke's University Health Network.

"The goal of St. Luke's HealthNow is to provide the public with the best information that allows for the most practical choices," said Ken Szydlow, Vice President of Marketing and PR for the health network.  "St. Luke's is committed to ensuring that patients know the health care options available to them."

St. Luke's HealthNow complements other St. Luke's programming that airs on WFMZ: Talk with Your Doctor is a 30-minute, live call-in show with over 1 million viewers in PA and NJ. The PEAK TV, another co-production with ASR Media, offers viewers thought-provoking stories, tips for better health, and ways to be your best self.

"The array of St. Luke's medical programming available on WFMZ, including St. Luke's HealthNow, demonstrates that their commitment to the community is second to none. By offering weekly, in-depth coverage of important medical topics in the public space, St. Luke's is providing an invaluable service to area residents," says Ashley Russo. "We are honored to be a part of it."

St. Luke's HealthNow, Talk with Your Doctor, and The PEAK TV air in rotation every Monday at 6:30 PM on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Service Electric channel 508 and RCN channel 1007). Check local listings for show schedule and topics.

Ashley Russo