Ask An Expert: Promoting Your Health with Probiotics

Jun 13, 2012

Kevin S. Skole, MD, a board certified gastroenterologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), will discuss probiotics and take questions from a live Internet audience when PHCS hosts its next Web chat on Thursday, June 21.

The Web chat, which begins at 7 p.m., will be the latest in a series of such events by PHCS to give consumers access to seminars hosted by medical professionals without leaving their homes. The chats are hosted on PHCS' UStream channel:

Dr. Skole will discuss how adding probiotics—food and supplements that contain "good" bacteria—to your diet can help digestion, protect your body from harmful bacteria and promote general good health. Following his presentation, Dr. Skole will respond to questions from online audience members.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (888) 897-8979 or visit

Those who register will be entered in a random drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

Previous Web chats hosted by PHCS have covered topics including advances in fertility treatment; urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic floor disorders; bariatric surgery; nutrition and sustainable weight loss; heart and vascular health; pediatric emergencies; sleep disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Those Web chats can be viewed at