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    (BPRW) Pfizer and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Collaborate to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Need for Improved Patient Care

    Collaboration Aims to Educate on the Importance of Clinical Trials in Developing Potential New Sickle Cell Disease Therapies


    (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade association of more than 200 African-American–owned community newspapers from around the United States, are collaborating to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, a lifelong and debilitating genetic disorder that affects red blood cells.

    People with rare diseases, like sickle cell disease, have unique and complex challenges. The first initiative under the collaboration will be a national poll, conducted in partnership with Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Team in Washington, DC. The goal is to assess the awareness of sickle cell disease, the challenges of living with the disease, and the importance of clinical trial participation in helping researchers succeed in developing potential new treatments. In a review of 174 sickle cell disease trials, difficulty enrolling patients was the stated cause in nearly half of the 30% of the trials that were terminated early. 1

    “This collaboration with Pfizer provides an opportunity for NNPA to inform and educate the readers of our 211-member Black-owned newspapers in more than 70 markets across the country on sickle cell disease, an often misunderstood disease that has a profound impact on the health and well-being of those affected,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President. “Together with Pfizer, we look forward to providing sickle cell disease education that can underscore the importance of improving quality of care in the community.”

    Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting nearly 100,000 Americans.2 Although it affects many different ethnic groups, the majority of people with sickle cell disease are of African descent.3 In the United States, sickle cell disease occurs in approximately 1 out of every 365 African-American births.4 Access to care and delivery of innovative treatments prove to be among the most significant challenges faced by people living with sickle cell disease in America.

    “At Pfizer, we are committed to delivering life-changing therapies to people living with rare diseases, like sickle cell disease,” said Kevin Williams, Chief Medical Officer for Pfizer’s Rare Disease unit. “Our commitment also goes beyond clinical research to supporting the rare disease community through innovative collaborations. Working together, we hope to improve awareness and ultimately address the unmet medical needs of sickle cell disease patients.”

    The poll results and information about sickle cell disease will be shared with the NNPA network and incorporated into educational programs at NNPA events. More information about sickle cell disease can be found at www.pfizer.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/sickle-cell-disease. For more information about the NNPA, please visit www.nnpa.org.

    1 Lebensburger JD, Pair L, Hilliard L, et al. Systematic review of interventional sickle cell trials registered in clinicaltrials.gov. Clin Trials. 2015:12(6);575-583.

    2 Sickle Cell Disease Research & Care. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. US National Institutes of Health. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/spotlight/fact-sheet/sickle-cell-disease-research-care. Accessed May 26, 2016.

    3 Sickle Cell Anemia. American Society of Hematology. http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Anemia/Sickle-Cell.aspx. Accessed May 26, 2016.

    4 Data & Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/data.html. Accessed January 25, 2017.


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    AWARD WINNING ACTOR AND HIP-HOP ARTIST COMMON JOINS ALLERGAN’S SEE AMERICASM INITIATIVE TO FURTHER THE FIGHT AGAINST PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS

    Common Encourages Americans to Take Action When it Comes to Their Vision Care and Visit their Eye Doctor


     Common Encourages Americans to Take Action


    DUBLIN, Mar. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- See America, Allergan’s initiative to fight against preventable blindness in the United States, today unveiled a powerful video featuring award-winning actor and hip-hop artist Common, that urges Americans to “stand in the way of darkness”.

    The video harnesses Common’s striking spoken word ability, calling on Americans to fight against vision loss and prioritize their vision. Common highlights the 61 million Americans at-risk of severe vision loss[1], and challenges us all to imagine a life without sight.

    “I'm proud to join Allergan in the fight against preventable blindness,” said Common. "Sight is something that far too many of us take for granted. I hope our message resonates with people across the country, no matter what age or background."

    Common’s involvement echoes the mission of Allergan’s See America initiative by raising awareness to make sure that each and every one of us makes the time to prioritize our vision. Taking steps as simple as regular comprehensive eye exams can help detect eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration early, before irreversible damage is done.[2]

    On Common’s partnership with See America, “We are excited to have joined forces with Common to raise awareness of the important issue of preventable blindness in America. This video marks the first of many ways in which we aim to educate and engage the public. Common shares our bold approach to life, and we believe that this video will take us one step closer to nationwide appreciation for the gift of sight.” said Herm Cukier, Allergan Senior Vice President of Eye Care.

    To watch the video, and to learn more about See America, visit www.SeeAmerica.vision.

    [1] CDC_Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health
    [2] CDC_Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health


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    Accepting and adapting are keys to sustaining a career after acquired hearing loss

    By Michelle Klampe


    CORVALLIS, Ore. – For adults who acquire severe hearing loss, accepting and adapting to the loss play key roles in sustaining a career and thriving in the workplace, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

    “People who are successful at adapting to hearing loss tend to accept that they are now biologically different from how they used to be,” said David Baldridge, an associate professor of management in the OSU College of Business.

    “People who remain successful tend to adapt what they do at work and how they do it,” he said. “They also tend to stay abreast of medical and workplace technologies such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, video relays, speech to text and interpreters.”

    Hearing loss is a common disabling disorder that affects more than 360 million people worldwide. In the United States, more than 50 million people have hearing loss, including 60 percent of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Hearing loss also is part of many people’s life course and careers. The percentage of the population with hearing loss increases exponentially as people age: 3.2 percent of people age 20-29, but 44.9 percent of those age 60-69.

    The population overall is aging and people are working longer and delaying retirement, which leads to hearing loss becoming more prevalent in the workplace. Environmental noise also plays a role in the increasing prevalence of hearing loss. How well employers and employees adapt to this change may have significant implications for both a healthy economy and healthy aging, Baldridge said.

    “One of our goals with this study was to understand how people who acquire a severe hearing loss can remain productive and sustain their careers,” he said. “We found that there are some key traits to successfully doing so.”

    The findings were published this month in the journal Human Relations. The co-author of the study is Mukta Kulkarni of the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India. The work was supported by Oregon State University, Indian Institute of Management and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

    Baldridge and Kulkarni interviewed 40 professionals, including doctors, lawyers and consultants, who had acquired a severe hearing loss as adults in an effort to pinpoint how their hearing loss has affected their careers and identify strategies that helped them remain productive and successful.

    “It was not a random sample – these are the best and brightest, most successful folks we could find,” Baldridge said. “We wanted to know what they did to survive and thrive. The hope is that lessons learned from them might help others.”

    The researchers found that those who tried to hide or deny their hearing loss tended to struggle more in the workplace, avoided social engagements and often became isolated.

    Those who were able to sustain their careers tended to accept and adapt to their hearing loss using a wide range of strategies, including communicating more via email and less by phone, or holding individual meetings rather than participating in group meetings.

    The researchers found that those who were most satisfied in their careers found ways to adopt a new work role or craft a new career around their hearing loss, sometimes becoming advocates for others. They also tended to redefine their own success, with a shift away from economic success and toward social success through service to others.

    “Some people are able to figure out that the hearing loss can be a positive,” Baldridge said. “Those are probably the people with the highest satisfaction in their work.”

    Additional research is needed to better understand how employers adapt to hearing loss changes among employees, with an emphasis on the roles of managers, supervisors and human resources personnel, Baldridge said.

    About the OSU College of Business: The College of Business educates students for success in managing and developing sustainable, innovative enterprises in a dynamic economy. With strong graduate and undergraduate programs, internationally recognized scholarly research, and an emphasis on experiential learning, the college helps students and businesses succeed.


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    MARILYN MILIAN
    Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Television


    JUDGE MARILYN MILIAN PRESIDES OVER “THE PEOPLE’S HEALTH COURT”

    Tomorrow, Dr. Oz is joined by the longest presiding referee on The People’s Court, Judge Marilyn Milian. This tough-talking judge is not afraid to yell in both English and Spanish to anyone who tries to pull a fast one in her court room. Now, “The People’s Health Court” is in session to help happy couples fix their health problems.


    MARILYN MILIAN
    Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Television


    MARILYN MILIAN
    Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Television


    On dealing with the stresses of life Judge Milian explains, “Yeah, it’s tough. So you have to kind of, people pay lip service to this all the time, but you have to make time for yourself. And I'm one of the people who pays lip service to it. But you really, really do. And what I've started doing, which feels kind of peculiar, but when I'm in Miami, I know what time of the day is the time that I can just stop. So from 12:00 to 2:00, I try to meet up with friends, I have a lunch. I just, there will be no telephone, no internet, no checking my text.”

    On cases between couples that have children involved Judge Milian says, “What I tell them all the time is, you folks think you're gonna be rid of each other soon but you're never gonna be rid of each other. There's gonna be birthdays, there's gonna be graduations, hopefully, there's gonna be marriages. And you're gonna be stuck with each other for the rest of your lives, because you chose to bring a baby into the earth, which will one day become an adult and then you'll have grandkids together. So no matter what, you've got to co-parent and cooperate. And I'm amazed at how many times they're looking at me, 'cause they haven't thought that through, you know. They're like oh yeah, we better stop sniping at each other.

    The People’s Health Court will be taking on the cases of:

    Erin and Joe: They have been happily married for 17 years but are experiencing one big dilemma, where Joe places the toilet seat.

    Taneka and Jay: After 8 years of marriage Jay still lets a small cold halt his entire day while Taneka, with the same sickness, will get all of her chores done.

    Elisa and Ed: A married couple for 18 years, Elisa cannot believe that Ed still leaves his clothes all over the floor.

    video clip courtesy of ZoCo Productions, LLC.


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    Children’s Hospital Association Launches National Photo Exhibit Capturing Hope, Compassion & Resilience of Child Patients & Their Health Care Providers


    Washington, D.C.—The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) launched its 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit this week via an online gallery. The compelling collection of 48 photographs depicts the hope, compassion and resilience shared by child patients, their families and the children’s hospitals providing specialized care. This year marks the first time the photo exhibit has been sponsored by a global corporation like Kimberly-Clark’s leading baby-care brand HUGGIES®. HUGGIES® is the photo exhibit’s exclusive presenting sponsor.

    “HUGGIES® is proud to present the Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit,” said Aric Melzl, general manager Baby and Child Healthcare, Kimberly-Clark. “Our support of the children’s hospitals’ mission is a reflection of our belief that all children deserve to have comfort and the best care available to them in order to thrive. We look forward to working with CHA to ensure the photo exhibit is viewed as often as possible and travels to multiple communities served by children’s hospitals.”

    “The images in the photo exhibit not only demonstrate how children’s hospitals meet the unique needs of children and their families, they convey the compassion, hope and resiliency inherent in patients and caregivers,” said Amy Knight, chief operating officer of CHA. “Children’s hospitals care not only for the sickest kids, but are focused on keeping all children healthy. Through discovery and collaboration to improve outcomes for their patients, training the nation’s pediatricians, and creating health in our local communities, children’s hospitals benefit all children.”

    The photos in the exhibit were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from more than 180 photographs submitted by children’s hospitals across the country. The judges included Lori Epstein, photo director, National Geographic Kids; Lily Francesca Alt, photo director, Parents magazine; Rick Guidotti, founder and director, Positive Exposure; Marvin T. Jones, Marvin T. Jones and Associates; and Kelly Wolfe, public policy director, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota–Minneapolis and member of the Children's Hospital Today Editorial Review Committee.

    The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit will be on public display in Washington, D.C. on the following dates:

    • July 10 – 14, 2017 — Rotunda, Russell Senate Office Building
    • July 17 – 18, 2017 — Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building

    To view the Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit visit www.childrenshospitals.org.

    -30- The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. www.childrenshospitals.org | www.speaknowforkids.org

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    (BPRW) Top UCSF Primary Care Leader Bets on Health Technology, Joins RubiconMD to Transform Primary Care

    RubiconMD names Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola as first Chief Clinical Transformation Officer

     Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola
    Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola


    (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RubiconMD, a leader in specialty eConsults, announced the addition of J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, to the company’s senior leadership team.

    Dr. Olayiwola will join RubiconMD as its inaugural Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, responsible for helping primary care organizations using RubiconMD across the country transform their clinical delivery models to meet the demands of value-based care. Dr. Olayiwola will oversee the organization’s product implementation efforts, as well as its specialty network covering over 120 specialties and subspecialties.

    Widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on primary care transformation, Dr. Olayiwola is joining RubiconMD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she serves as the Director of the Center for Primary Care Excellence and as a practicing primary care physician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She has published and presented extensively on the value of eConsults in enhancing primary care and optimizing the primary care-specialty care interface, in addition to providing advanced primary care workshops, trainings and lectures around the world. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, Dr. Olayiwola served as the Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Center Inc., the largest federally qualified health center in the State of Connecticut. While there, Dr. Olayiwola developed one of the earliest implementations of an eConsult program in the country. Since moving to UCSF, she has partnered with the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, which manages one of the largest and most successful eConsult programs in the nation. Through this partnership, Dr. Olayiwola has supported numerous health systems across Northern California as they transition to eConsult platforms to support value-based care and has led key research on the impact of eConsults on the patient experience and other aspects of healthcare’s “quadruple aim.”

    “Plans and practices across the country are struggling to find ways to efficiently meet the needs of their populations in this era of value-based care,” said RubiconMD CEO & Co-founder, Gil Addo. “Throughout her career, Dr. Olayiwola has been a leader in harnessing technology to increase access to care for underserved populations. It’s a privilege to work with someone so distinguished and talented who believes in our mission to democratize medical expertise.”

    “Primary care is the foundation of any robust healthcare system,” said Dr. Olayiwola. “By focusing on the experience and needs of primary care providers, who are often the bridge to specialty care access for patients, RubiconMD has built a truly unique model with its eConsult program. Amidst so much anticipated change in healthcare today, particularly in Medicaid, the need and the opportunity to transform primary care through technology-enabled services are only going to expand. I couldn’t be more excited about joining RubiconMD to scale this important work across the country.”

    Dr. Olayiwola received her undergraduate and medical degrees from The Ohio State University. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian in New York, NY. Following this, she completed her Masters in Public Health and a fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, as a Harvard University Fellow. She is a board-certified family physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

    Fueling its growth, RubiconMD raised a Series A in 2016, led by Waterline Ventures and Alma Mundi Fund with participation from California Health Care Foundation, Dioko Health Ventures, health tech giant athenahealth and others.

    Dr. Olayiwola will join RubiconMD full-time in March 2017.

    About the Company
    Launched in 2013, RubiconMD, a healthcare technology service, connects primary care providers to top specialists, enabling quick remote opinions that eliminate unnecessary visits, reduce patient wait time and alleviate travel burden. Founded by two Harvard MBAs, we drive meaningful results by bringing appropriate clinical expertise into the primary care setting. For more information or to schedule a demo please visit www.rubiconmd.com.


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     THE 7th DAY RESTART


    THE 7TH DAY RESTART: WHY A DAY OF REST CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BODY WITH DEVON FRANKLIN

    Tomorrow, it’s a modern day take on an age old idea of a day of rest, the 7th day restart that’s going to transform your body in 2017. Motivational speaker, preacher, and thought leader in this revolutionary idea, DeVon Franklin introduces the tool you’ve always needed to help conquer stress, improve longevity, and help you lose weight.

    THE 7th DAY RESTART


  1. Start the day with an hour of “Vitamin N” for longevity


  2. Use reading as a meditation to boost mental clarity


  3. Take a “Full Sleep Cycle Nap” for energy


  4. Cook a meal with a food you’ve never eaten before for weight loss


  5. The final step in the 7th Day Reset Plan: Start a destiny diary


  6.  THE 7th DAY RESTART
    Photo credit: Sony Pictures Television


     THE 7th DAY RESTART
    Photo credit: Sony Pictures Television


    On the strategy in choosing your restart day DeVon Franklin describes, “Let's look at the week here. So seven days a week, you know, biblically and spiritually speaking, the seventh day is Friday night sundown to Saturday night sundown. So that is the day that I take off that I observe. And many cultures around the world still do that… Now, you may be in service, right, you may be a doctor, you may be a nurse, you may be a fireman, a policeman and you just can't do that. So it's important to still apply the principle of rest at some other point during the week.”

    On Vitamin N and its ability to alleviate stress DeVon Franklin notes, “Everyone wants to talk about vitamin D and A and E, but we forget about vitamin N, nature. We were created to live in nature. I mean, it's God's country. So what happens? We spend most of our week in our offices, in front of a computer screen. We never get a chance to get out and see the sun. We never get a chance to experience the wind. So on this seventh day restart, you got to get some vitamin N into your system.”

    On reading as a meditative exercise DeVon Franklin explains, “On the seventh day, normally what happens is that we want to read the headlines. We want to read the news. And here's the thing. Avoid the things that are gonna stress you out. Avoid the things that are gonna elevate your heartbeat. Avoid the things that are gonna raise your blood pressure. So normally, the type of reading that I do and the reading I suggest is the type that edifies your spirit, the type that helps you become a better person.”

    On how the rest recharge can restart our health, DeVon Franklin clarifies, “Well, if you look at this, every car sold in the country--well, around the world, actually, comes with an owner's manual. So now you operate based on what the owner's manual says, the car will give you optimal performance. Now, if you put different gas in the car that's not in the owner's manual and then you get mad when the car doesn't operate the right way, whose fault is that? It's the same way with our life. If we operate according to the divine design, we operate optimally. So taking this time off to recharge, to re-plug in order to refuel emotionally, spiritually and physically, it has life-changing results and I'm living, breathing proof. I've been doing this since I was a kid and I can tell you just the peace that I have comes from every, single week taking this seventh-day restart.


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    Forget About The Latest Fashions, Celebrities Are Now Inspiring Readers With Their Cancer Stories


    "The illnesses of famous patients receive enormous attention from the media and serve as touchstones for patients and families dealing with similar conditions… By taking a series of famous cancer cases and looking at the actual information being received by the public, Doctors Boguski and Berman are furthering the important process of ascertaining exactly what these episodes teach us.”

    –– Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, New York Presbyterian, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Author of When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine

    "Thank you for sharing the relationship between celebrity health conditions, consumer Internet search behavior, and its potential for developing teachable moments for the advancement of public health.”

    –– Nan M. Laird, PhD, Harvey V. Fineberg, Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health


    Boston, MA, November 8, 2016 – Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence. The get-out-of-cancer-free card? Prevention through information. The recent World Cancer Report from the World Health Organization states that about half of all cancers are preventable and can be avoided if current medical knowledge is better delivered. From People magazine, with a readership of 43 million to Internet sites like JustJared.com with over 80 million monthly views, celebrity information not only sells, it has the ability to educate about important issues––including cancer.

    Whether readers are currently patients or consumers wanting to be better informed, Reimagining Men's Cancers and Reimagining Women's Cancers exemplify that information is empowering. Reading about a famous person coping with cancer can not only be inspiring, it can save a life. In the first two books of their Reimagining Cancer series, doctors Mark Boguski and Michele Berman team with writer David Tabatsky to provide celebrity stories focusing on the most common cancers that affect men and women today.

    To provide readers with critical information to help them manage, cope, and recover from illness, these books are written in an easy-to-read style and format. Each chapter begins with basic anatomy concerning each cancer, followed by an overview of how we view a particular cancer today. The chapters flow easily into an explanation of signs, symptoms, diagnoses, scientific information and guidelines, and end on comprehensive surveys for treatments and prevention. Woven throughout are stories, both medical and anecdotal, from celebrities such as Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Lance Armstrong, Angelina Jolie, Joan Lunden, Melissa Etheridge, Sandra Lee, Rita Wilson, Christina Applegate, and Suzanne Somers.

    Every 23 seconds someone in America is diagnosed with cancer. Education is the key, and by using clear and concise information by means of celebrity stories, these books can teach countless readers who might otherwise not pay attention to an epidemic likely to affect them or a loved one.

    About The Authors
    Dr. Mark Boguski and Dr. Michele Berman are a husband and wife team of physicians who have trained and taught at some of the top medical schools and research institutions in the country, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Celebrity Diagnosis, the website they founded and launched in 2009, is now featured as an integral part of the American Association for Cancer Research website and combines celebrity health conditions with up-to-date medical information on numerous cancers. Through their website, Dr. Boguski and Dr. Berman have created numerous "teachable moments in medicine,” giving the medical facts behind the headlines. Their aim is to increase health awareness and medical knowledge for patient empowerment and professional development, and raise the likelihood of consideration for early detection and preventative behavior.

    For a patient facing cancer, or for a medical student overwhelmed by data, medical information alone can be quite daunting and often misses out on the human factor that is so vital in prevention and healing. David Tabatsky, through his writing and editing, has added an essential element to the book through his interviews with patients and cancer support groups, as well as by making the book easy to read.

    Tweet: @MarkBoguskiMD 3700 followers on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/end-ovarian-cancer-mark-boguski

    Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569

    Reimagining Men's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis® Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention
    HCI Books
    ISBN: 9780757319556
    $14.95 October 2016

    Reimagining Women's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention
    HCI Books
    AISBN 9780757319532


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    (BPRW) African Americans Are High-Risk Group for Brain Aneurysm Ruptures

    Yet New Survey Shows 94% of Americans Don’t Know This


    (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 29, 2016–The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation (TLCF) revealed new survey findings about the African American population to help guide the focus of brain aneurysm education in the African American community. In addition to the startling lack of awareness re: the higher risk levels, 90 percent of Americans ages 18+ can’t fully identify what a brain aneurysm is and 30% don’t believe you can do anything about it. This is truly problematic for the African American population as they are not only at a higher risk, but peak incidence of ruptures occurs a decade earlier than other populations.

    According to Todd Crawford, founder of TLCF - the first organization devoted to awareness and education, millions of lives can be saved if Americans are equipped with the critical information necessary to self-diagnose themselves and are informed about what to do.Right now, 93 percent of Americans admit their knowledge about brain aneurysms ranges from limited to non-existent.

    “If someone had been doing the work TLCF is now, advancing the signs and symptoms, we could have recognized Lisa’s sudden onset of the worst headache of her life as one of the classic warning signs of a brain aneurysm and chances are that she would be working right alongside of us advocating for increased awareness,” says Todd, who founded TLCF upon the loss of his beloved wife, an ABC News television journalist who passed away 18 months ago from a brain aneurysm rupture while on assignment. “Our mission and approach are very different and have already been validated as a number of people have credited TCLF with saving their lives in just our first year. We have barely scratched the surface and won’t stop until our mission is complete.”

    According to Dr. Riina, a leading neurosurgeon at NYU Langone and the head of the medical board for TLCF, there are prevention strategies and treatments in place to stop a brain aneurysm from rupturing. “The real problem is that brain aneurysms occur suddenly and Americans are not informed to recognize all the signs,” says Dr. Riina. “Consequently, theyaren’t getting to the emergency room early enough and lives that might have been saved are lost or diminished by life-long disabilities.”

    To address this very real gap in knowledge about brain aneurysms, The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation is hosting its first major fundraising event, “A Cerebral Affair” gala - on September 29 in the Lighthouse of Chelsea Piers. The gala will raise funds for national awareness and educational programs. Because of TLCF and its work, the event has attracted all of the major players from across the country in the brain aneurysm industry to discuss awareness, prevention and earlier treatment. Athletes including NFL player Albert Haynesworth who survived a brain aneurysm, celebrities, media personalities and others who have been touched by a brain aneurysm will also join the gala. The group assembled will honor survivors who have tackled the road to recovery with incredible spirit and determination and remember those who have lost their lives to the devastating condition.

    Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Gretchen Carlson and Bill Ritter, the brain aneurysm event will feature a festive reception, silent and live auctions, a formal dinner, a special performance by the NFL Players Choir and moving tributes from many who have been personally impacted by brain aneurysms. Some of those scheduled to attend include NASCAR drivers; New York Knicks legend John Starks; former New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck; and former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

    To learn more about TLCF and the upcoming “A Cerebral Affair” gala, visit http://www.tlcfound.org.

    About Brain Aneurysms
    A brain aneurysm is a weakness or thinning of the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that gradually bulges outward. Eventually, the bulging blood vessel may leak or rupture causing bleeding into the brain. A ruptured aneurysm quickly becomes life threatening and requires prompt emergency treatment. The most common sudden onset symptoms of a brain aneurysm are: worst headache of your life (WHOL), stiffness in the neck, sensitivity to light, sharp pain behind or above the eye, blurred or double vision, drooping eyelid, seizures, loss of consciousness, numbness or tingling in the face, nausea and vomiting, confusion or changed mental state and perceived gun shot noise or a loud BOOM. Some of the risk factors for a brain aneurysm are: smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, heavy alcohol or drug abuse, head injury and lower estrogen after menopause, family history of brain aneurysm, polycystic kidney disease, among others.

    About the Survey
    The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation is the first to field a national omnibus survey about awareness. The survey was conducted by using the online omnibus field service of ORC International. The 10-minute survey was fielded from August 15 to 17, 2016 among a nationally representative sample of U.S. men and women ages 18+, balanced to census.

    About the Lisa Colagrossi Foundation
    The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation is the worldwide leader in the fight against brain aneurysms. The Foundation’s primary focus is to create awareness and education for the signs, symptoms and risk factors for brain aneurysms while enhancing research and support initiatives that will help save lives. The organization also encourages programs that promote early detection and innovative research from world-renowned neurologists in the quest to find more effective methods in the areas of prevention and treatment. For more information, please visit http://www.tlcfound.org.


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    That Damn Dialysis:

    A Brighter Look At A Lifesaving Treatment


    Stafford, TX, August 3, 2016 – With more than 100,000 people diagnosed every year with end-stage renal disease and a chronic shortage of donated kidneys for transplant, dialysis is the only treatment option. But dialysis has its unique emotional, physical and financial costs, and no one knows it better than Cindy Barclay, author of That Damn Dialysis (Claybar Publishing).

    After twenty years as a registered nurse working with patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Dialysis, the leading staff-assisted home dialysis company in the state of Texas. Most important, however, is her commitment to being a patient advocate.

    "I want people to understand the disease process and understand what is happening to them," she says. "So I created a fictional character, Cledus B. Washington, and readers share in his experiences as a new dialysis patient.” That Damn Dialysis provides an empathetic account of what a dialysis patient goes through on a daily basis with medical personnel, family and friends, and covers everything from medical questions to matters of the heart.

    An attractive, witty, and hardworking 50-year-old, Cledus's world is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. His girlfriend leaves him, his mother tries to take over his life, and his financial security is severely compromised as his world shrinks down to monitoring the buzzing sound of his "lifeline" that confirms he is alive. Cledus's story, told with compassion and humor, encompasses the uncertainty, fears, and frustration of day-to-day living while coping with this disease.

    Dubbed the "Diva of Dialysis,” Cindy Barclay has become one of Houston's most respected and successful women in business. Cindy believes her professional success revolves around the fact that she sees herself not just a business woman, but as a patient advocate, bringing dignity and respect to her clients. A single mom, Cindy raised two daughters, Gennevive and Maria, and resides in the Houston area.

    For more information on Cindy or her book, please visit www.claybarpublishing.com.

    Available at Claybarpublishing.com, Amazon.com, and all online outlets
    That Damn Dialysis
    Claybar Publishing
    ISBN-10: 0978791800
    ISBN-13: 978-0978791803
    That Damn Dialysis


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    Allsup Presents Relationship Web Event for Individuals Living with Chronic Illness and Disabilities, Veterans and Military Families

    Program designed to help participants improve relationships with friends, family and service providers


    Belleville, Ill.—July 28, 2016—Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company, will host the web event,“True Help Claiming Power to Improve Your Relationships,” on Thursday, Aug. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST.

    The third in the 2016 series of web events created to empower individuals living with chronic illness and disabilities, the program helps participants re-charge personal power resources and enhance their personal relationships, as well as relationships with social service and healthcare providers. There will be a special focus on the needs of veterans and military families.

    Participants will have access to expert presenters including representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Colon Cancer Alliance, No Family Left Behind, and Allsup Veterans Disability Appeal Service®. The interactive event will include group chats, a live Q-and-A with the experts, instant polls and opportunities to win prizes. After Aug. 18, individuals can access the program on-demand and submit questions to receive an email reply.

    Register for “True Help Claiming Power to Improve Your Relationships,” at Webinar.Allsup.com.

    Save the date for “True Help Claiming Power Over Your Finances” featuring the National Stroke Association and the Caregiver Action Network, Oct. 20, 2016.

    Now available on-demand:

    True Help Claiming Power to Improve Your Mental Health

    True Help Claiming Power Over Pain

    For information on the disability application process, visit Expert.Allsup.com or call (888) 841-2126.

    ABOUT ALLSUP

    Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, re-employment, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Visit http://www.Allsup.com or connect with Allsup at http://www.facebook.com/allsupinc


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    U.S. SURGEON General Speaks on New Stats on Deadly Disease

    These Distinguished Physicians
    Explain the Importance of Adult Immunization,
    Particularly in Communities of Color,
    and Urge African Americans and Latinos to Think Prevention
    for Potentially Deadly Diseases
    Satellite Interviews Available on Thursday, August 4th!


    What and Who: As healthcare continues to be a hot topic in the new, two of the nation’s well-known and most respected physicians are shedding light on a national public health issue that is often unaddressed: the importance of adult immunization in communities of color. Former “America’s Doctor” and former 18th United States Surgeon General under President Barack Obama, Dr. Regina Benjamin and nationally-renowned board certified internist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez.

    African Americans and Latinos face unique and specific challenges when it comes to preventive health and adult vaccinations in particular. and pneumococcal pneumonia, including lower vaccination rates than non-Hispanic whites, low awareness of pneumococcal disease and vaccine availability, and a higher prevalence of chronic medical conditions which can increase their risk for certain vaccine-preventable infectious diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia. Communities of color do not utilize preventive care in the way the experts recommend, particularly when it comes to adult vaccinations where long-held barriers have prevented widespread adoption. Adult vaccination rates among African Americans and Latinos are below the Healthy People 2020 goals, leaving them at greater risk for vaccine-preventable diseases like flu, shingles, or pneumococcal pneumonia.

    While chronic health issues like diabetes and heart disease are most often at the forefront of minority health conversations, Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Rodriguez will highlight that there are other health concerns that disproportionately affect this community and that are often not talked about, including vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as pneumococcal pneumonia. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have declared August as “National Immunization Awareness Month,” there is no better time than now to bring light to these concerns.

    Dr. Benjamin will explain to your viewers the importance of utilizing preventive services available to communities of color and what specifically causes the preventive health disparities in these communities, including a mistrust among African Americans towards healthcare professionals, which was noted in a nationwide working study that was made public in June.

    Dr. Rodriguez will help your viewers understand the specific cultural barriers to preventive health and immunization in the Latino community.

    ** Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Rodriguez will answer any questions that your viewers have about pneumonia and will talk about empowering everyone to think “prevention” and take charge of their health with the support of their health care provider.

    additional biographical information on Dr. Regina Benjamin:

    Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., served as the 18th United States Surgeon General under President Barack Obama. During this time, she also served as the first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council), comprising 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation’s health called The National Prevention Strategy. Before becoming “America’s Doctor,” she served her patients at the rural health clinic she founded in tiny Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Dr. Benjamin has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. Having attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia, Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

    additional biographical information on Dr. Jorge Rodriguez:

    A charismatic, bilingual, no-nonsense physician, nationally-renowned board certified internist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, has a gift for simplifying even the most complicated topics. Having attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez chose to pursue Internal Medicine having completed his internship and residencies at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He finished his medical education with a fellowship in gastroenteritis at Baylor School of Medicine in Dallas and currently divides his time between two practices in Southern California.

    SPONSOR: Please, note that this media tour is NOT branded. It is designed as a tool (sponsored by Pfizer) for educating the public about pneumonia.

    When: Media interviews with Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Rodriguez are available on Thursday, August 4th at the following times:

    7:15a.m.-12:45p.m. Eastern time
    6:15a.m.-11:45a.m. Central time
    5:15a.m.-10:45a.m. Mountain time
    4:15a.m.-9:45a.m. Pacific time


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    Why Black Health Matters


    Why Black Health Matters
    Sheila Thorne


    The healthcare gap is still alive and well in the United States, especially when you take a look at the lack of diversity in clinical trials. In fact, according to the FDA, while African Americans comprise 14% of the U.S. population, but only 5% of clinical trial participants.

    “With Americans living much longer, healthier lives due to better preventative care, technology and improved access to healthcare,” says Sheila Thorne, a leading multicultural marketing expert and CEO of Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, “there is renewed urgency to make sure that people of color not only have increased access to care, but also have increased representation in pharmaceutical clinical trials.”

    Last year, global healthcare research and communications company Continuum partnered with Sheila Thorne/MHMG to help pharmaceutical companies recruit more diverse patient populations, especially for certain disease states that disproportionately affect people of color. Minority participation in clinical trials in the U.S. has a troubled history, dating back to the Tuskegee Experiments nearly 83 years ago in which the U.S. Public Health Service allowed 399 black men with syphilis go without the benefit of penicillin therapy.

    “This chapter in our history only partly explains why African Americans remain reluctant to participate in clinical trials,” states Thorne. “But there are cultural differences beyond this, such as how people of color utilize healthcare services, medications and even talk about health.”

    Thorne's MHMG is a full-service market research and marketing communications company with a team of seasoned, in-culture and in-language professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry. MHMG is committed to setting the gold standard of “best practices” in marketing health information to communities of color and to the healthcare professionals who treat them – focused on the business case of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.


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    SLEEP SMARTER: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success


    Sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice in order to do everything from work harder to binge-watch our favorite shows.

    Unfortunately, this also means sacrificing our mental, emotional and physical performance, as sleep deprivation can lead to immune system failure, diabetes, obesity, depression, memory loss or worse.

     SLEEP SMARTER



    We need a wake-up call when it comes to recognizing the importance of sleep in lives, and SLEEP SMARTER: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success (Rodale; March 15, 2016) by Shawn Stevenson, BS, FDN(as seen on TedX, ESPN, ENTREPRENEUR, ESPN and more), host of the wildly popular podcast “Model Health Show” and Founder of the Advance Integrative Health Alliance, delivers just that.

    Through years of research and consulting the leading health experts, Stevenson discovered that the missing piece in many people’s quest to optimize their hormone function, balance blood sugar levels, get the numbers on the scale to move or simply not feel like they’ve been hit by a truck is sleep.

    In SLEEP SMARTER, Stevenson reveals the simple, surprising and highly effective strategies readers can start employing right away, including:

    YOUR BRAIN NEEDS A DETOX EVERY NIGHT Scientists have found that our brains actually have their own unique waste disposal system, similar to that of the lymphatic system; it’s called the GLYMPHATIC system. All of the dynamic functions the human brain does result in a lot of waste products, all of which need to be removed. This waste removal literally makes room for new growth and development. Removing and recyling dead cells, tossing out toxins and shutting out waste is critical to brain function. If the waste removal system in your home backs up, then things get nasty. The same holds true if you’re not sleeping well and your glymphatic system can’t do its job – this is believed to be one of the foundational causes of Alzheimer’s Disease.

    IT’S NOT ABOUT GETTING YOUR 8 HOURS, IT’s ABOUT GETTING TO BED AT THE RIGHT TIME It’s been shown that human beings get the most beneficial hormonal secretions and recovery by sleeping during the hours of 10pm and 2am—you get the most rejuvenating effects during this period, and any sleep that you get in addition is a nice bonus. Some people get eight or more hours of sleep but still don’t feel rested when they wake up; this is because their bodies are being deprived of the regenerative sleep they need between 10pm and 2am.

    LEAVE THE OFFICE ON TIME “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a common refrain in our culture. Everyone is trying to work harder, burning the candle at both ends and forgoing sleep. But it’s actually making us less efficient: our quality of work suffers when we don’t sleep. Research shows that just 24 hours of sleep deprivation leads to an overall reduction of six percent in glucose reaching the brain. Simple translation: you get dumber. Instead, work smarter and schedule sleep. If you know you’ve got a big task, project or event coming up, plan ahead and set it up so that you get an optimal amount of sleep and can do your best work.

    DON’T ORDER YOUR LUNCH IN, TAKE A WALK AND GET SOME SUN It may sound counterintuitive that getting more sunlight during the day can help you sleep better at night, but science has proven that to be the case. Light exposure (specifically sunlight) triggers your body to produce optimal levels of daytime hormones and neurotransmitters regulate your biological clock; too little light exposure during the day and too much artificial exposure in the evening negatively affect your ability to sleep well at night. In fact, a recent study focused on the sleep quality of day shift workers revealed some shocking results. When compared to office workers who have direct access to windows at work, the office workers who didn’t have access to windows got 173% less exposure to natural light and as a result slept an average of 46 fewer minutes each night. Sleep deficits resulted in more reported physical ailments and lower vitality.

    LISTEN TO YOUR GUT The food you eat can dramatically impact your quality of sleep. Scientists have uncovered that the human gut is a mass of neural tissue, filled with 30 neurotransmitters (like the brain). Additionally, the gut has 400 times more melatonin than the pineal gland in your brain. It has been found that your gut bacteria also have a circadian timing system and there’s a virtual “changing of the guard” that happens every night to help keep the good guys in control. If you don’t sleep, or don’t sleep well, then it gives the opportunistic bacteria a chance to take over your gut and brain.

    SLEEP SMARTER lays out the effects of screentime before bed, when you should have your last cup of coffee, why good sex can result in good sleep, what to wear (or not wear) to bed, how to create a sleep sanctuary, the best time to exercise, the good-sleep nutrients and minerals your body needs, your best sleep positions and much more - including a 14-day plan to make over your sleep.

    Throughout the book, Stevenson also weaves in his own inspiring personal journey to better health. As a teenager, he was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease that crushed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete. After a period of depression, Shawn took matters into his own hands. Unwilling to accept the “un-curable” diagnosis his doctors gave him, Shawn took a functional medicine approach to his health, including upgrading his sleep, and completely reversed the degeneration. He graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology and went on to found the Advance Integrative Health Alliance, which provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has dedicated his life to showing people that they have the power to become their strongest and healthiest selves and that it all starts with a strong foundation: sleep.

    http://sleepsmarterbook.com/


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    La Crème Sponsors Fashion Gala for Cancer Stricken Student


    (Mountainside, NJ)– Amidst an audience of three hundred, La Crème Modeling/Acting LLC, New Jersey’s number one modeling agency, presented its 2016 NJ Fashion Week Gala at the Doubletree Hilton, Newark, NJ. The benefit, sponsored in part by Ray Catena Mercedes Benz, raised awareness around Ependymoma in support of Melody Bialkowski, an inspiring La Crème student who was diagnosed with this rare form of brain cancer four years ago.

    Bialkowski, who recently turned 18, has directed her attention towards working with La Crème to perfect her craft and expand her passion for acting and modeling into a possible career. The event provided Bialkowski with the once in a lifetime opportunity to model gowns by Simone Sisa, designer to the stars. Prior to the Gala, Sisa’s designs have appeared on the red carpets of the Grammys and the Academy Awards.

    Patricia Pinto, President and CEO of La Crème LLC, shared her thoughts on Bialkowski and the success of the Gala. “To see all of my students come together to raise awareness for Melody and her condition is truly so rewarding.” She continued, “Seeing them all come together and work as a team to help out one of their peers has been one of the most heart-warming experiences.”

    The event featured appearances by Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada, and former La Crème graduate Ines Rosales of FOX 5 News who acted as the Gala’s Master of Ceremonies.

    About La Crème Modeling/Acting LLC
    La Crème Modeling/Acting LLC has been a staple in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. By presenting its associates with the opportunity to interact with casting directors, movie, print and commercial producers, fashion shows and promotional managers in the entertainment industry, La Crème has enhanced the dreams of thousands of children, young adolescents and adults all over the world.

    As an organization, they actively practice and instill virtues of honesty, hard work, ethics, and temperance in each one of their associates. Their commitment is to completely transforming our associates’ personas and enhancing both their self-esteem and confidence in order to assist them in fulfilling their aspirations and dreams. They offer developed plans to enhance opportunities and maximize your modeling success while helping you improve your potential, optimizing your performance for casting on: Television Commercials, Promotional Videos, Soup Operas, Movies, Brand Representation, Marketing Events, Fashion Shows, Hair Shows, etc. Driven reliability with improved performance. Developed plans to enhance opportunities and maximize your modeling success.

    For more information on the event or La Crème Modeling/Acting LLC please visit www.lacreme.com or contact the show’s coordinator at 908-688-4411.


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    January Is Thyroid Awareness Month!


    The Doctor of Actress and Thyroid Patient SOFIA VERGARA
    Speaks Out about the Importance of Thyroid Disease Awareness
    And the “Good Morning Hypothyroidism” Campaign,
    Explaining How a Simple, At-Home Neck Check Can Help Detect Thyroid Disease
    And Answering All of Your Listeners’ Questions about Thyroid Disease!

    What and Who: Tens of millions of Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder, yet many millions of them do not even know that they have it although the symptoms are right in front of them. AND WOMEN ARE FIVETO EIGHT TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM THYROID DISEASE! The thyroid gland is a vital part of our delicate hormonal system, controlling every cell, tissue, and organ in our body. Its function is to produce thyroid hormones that help the body use energy, stay warm, and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. So, if the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, neither are you; and symptoms such as changes in energy, hair loss, irritability, and difficulty concentrating, among others, can develop.

    January is Thyroid Awareness Month. And who better than world-renowned Dr. Jordan Geller, M.D., who treats many hypothyroid patients (including “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara who developed hypothyroidism after having her thyroid removed due to thyroid cancer) to help increase awareness of this important part of the body through the “Good Morning Hypothyroidism” (GMH) campaign” initiative which arms patients with new tools to engage, learn, and take steps toward helping to improve their daily condition management routine, encouraging them to examine how they start their day and reestablish a morning routine.

    Dr. Jordan Geller, who is a nationally-renowned board-certified internist and endocrinologist; past Clinical Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; and an instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine, has provided his medical expertise on “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors” and can answer questions such as:

    * What is hypothyroidism?
    * Who is most at risk for this condition?
    * What are symptoms of hypothyroidism?
    * How can you conduct a simple at-home neck check?
    * How is a diagnosis made?
    * What are management options?
    * Why is it important to establish a medication routine?
    ** Dr. Geller will also answer any questions that your listeners might have about anything related to the thyroid.

    Dr. Geller will be joined by hypothyroidism patient Elisa Aldridge, an actress and hypothyroidism patient who began to experience symptoms of hypothyroidism long before her diagnosis at the age of 24 when, at an annual exam, her physician noted that her thyroid was enlarged. Elisa his passionate about educating other people on the condition and can provide an important first-person perspective by answering questions such as:

    * What symptoms did she experience?
    * What led her to visit the doctor?
    * How does she deal with her hypothyroidism?
    * What is her daily routine?
    * What is her advice for other people living with hypothyroidism?


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    AMIDA CARE CEO HONORED WITH HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM ACACIA NETWORK


    New York (October 16, 2015) – Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, New York's largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), received the Health Care Leadership Award from the Acacia Network, Inc. at its 45th Annual Gala on October 15 in midtown Manhattan. The largest Latino-founded nonprofit in New York, Acacia Network is a community-based organization offering health, housing, education, and economic development services.

    The award recognizes notable contributions to health care on local, state, and national levels. Wirth received the award in recognition of his unwavering commitment to improve underserved communities, address health care disparities, and solve health care's broader challenges.

    Amida Care is a not-for-profit health plan that specializes in providing comprehensive health coverage and coordinated care to New York City Medicaid and Medicare recipients with chronic conditions, including HIV and behavioral health disorders. Acacia Network, formerly “Promesa,” was one of several community organizations that founded Amida Care in 2003. Wirth has led Amida Care for nearly 10 years and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS for decades, including serving as a Health Policy Advisor to New York City Mayors David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani, where he oversaw the community planning process that led to binding recommendations for over $100 million in Ryan White funding to New York City and New York State.

    Amida Care
    Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins; Pamela Mattel, Chief Operating Officer, Acacia Network; Raul Russi, Chief Executive Officer, Acacia Network; and Doug Wirth, President and CEO, Amida Care


    "I am deeply honored that the Acacia Network has chosen to recognize me, and I am grateful to Acacia for partnering with Amida Care to help make our successful health outcomes possible," said Wirth. "I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead an organization like Amida Care that improves the health and quality of life of people coping with multiple complex health conditions, including HIV/AIDS. These are people who have the greatest need for access to the kind of specialized, comprehensive care that Amida Care provides."

    "Doug’s outstanding commitment to quality, inclusiveness, and ensuring people have joy and happiness in their lives is a shining star to the health care industry," said Pam Mattel, COO of Acacia Network. "A staunch advocate in health care transformation through the growth of Amida Care, the most successful Special Needs Plan in NY State, Doug has consistently articulated a compelling vision combined with realistic, innovative solutions to significantly improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS."

    Other awardees included Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker, for the Latina Leadership Award; Anne-Marie A. Hendrickson, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Deputy Commissioner, for the Leadership Award; Jason A. Helgerson, Medicaid Director, State of New York, for the Health Care Transformation Award; Arnaldo Segarra, NYC Commission on Human Rights Commissioner, for the Community and Public Service Award; and Milagros Baez O’Toole, Acacia Network Board Chair, for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was also a guest at the event and made remarks.

    Wirth’s leadership at Amida Care has contributed to impressive HIV health outcomes that save lives and produce cost-savings in the health care industry:

    • Over 93% member engagement in care

    • A 93% success rate in getting members on anti-retroviral medications

    • A 70% viral load suppression rate among our members

    Leading to:

    • A 74% decrease in hospital admissions/readmissions

    • A 35% reduction in overall medical expenses

    Both Acacia and Amida Care are committed to providing integrated care that focuses on holistic wellness. More than just a health care plan, Amida Care helps members achieve the best quality of life possible by working closely with each member to provide support and services that address the whole person—physical, mental, and emotional. Amida Care's integrated care team also helps members with social determinants of health such as secure housing, employment, legal concerns, food insecurity, and transportation.

    For more information about Amida Care, please visit www.amidacareny.org.


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    Solace Lifesciences, Inc., Receives Patent for NuCalm Relaxation System

    Successfully Used on 400,000 Dental Patients; Developer Sees Many Other Uses


    (Issued October 6, 2015) – Privately-held Solace Lifesciences, Inc., has been awarded a patent by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office for NuCalm, an all-natural, drug-free technology designed to relieve stress and improve sleep quality. (U.S. Patent Registration No.: 9,079,030; Issued July 14, 2015).

    The announcement was made by James M. Poole, Solace Lifesciences’ CEO and President, who noted, “This is the world’s only patent granted for ‘Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.’” NuCalm (www.nucalm.com) uses a four-step system to bring users to a state of deep relaxation.

    “We have reached a milestone with successful applications on over 400,000 dental patients,” said Poole. “It has been a 13-year journey to this point including eight years of research, discovery and development, followed by five years of tested, proven real-world use, by dentists, doctors, cancer patients, professional athletes, pilots, and business executives across five continents.”

    On receiving the patent, Dr. G. Blake Holloway, NuCalm technology inventor, a neuroscientist and clinician from Kerrville, Texas, said, “We are currently living in the second age of anxiety, the first being just after World War I. People are more stressed today than during the Great Depression and not doing enough to manage stress and sleep quality. NuCalm could not have come at a better time to help humanity lower stress and improve sleep quality without drugs.”

    CEO Poole says, “As a culture, we are not getting enough rest and are overly reliant on stimulants for productivity, when we should better understand how the body and mind work optimally: it’s through relaxation and restoration, not hyper-stimulation. The brain works in patterns; we’re always seeking patterns. NuCalm mimics patterns that the brain identifies to help it relax. We are not doing anything foreign; we’re simply adding fuel and mimicking patterns in the brain to trigger deep relaxation. When we rest and restore, we can achieve homeostasis which enables us to perform at maximum efficiency.”

    How NuCalm Works: A Multi-Part System
    NuCalm’s four-step system quickly and naturally brings the individual to a state of deep relaxation. This deep relaxation occurs thanks to neuroacoustic software that initiates a change in brain waves (Alpha and Theta level). Other steps include an all-natural proprietary cream; a patch behind each ear that allows microcurrent stimulation; and a light-blocking mask. The relaxation state occurs within minutes and lasts throughout the NuCalm experience. In stages, your mind will wander, your breathing slows down, and your body feels heavy and still. In as little at 20 minutes, you feel refreshed, relaxed, and focused.

    About Solace Lifesciences, Inc.
    Founded in 2002, Solace Lifesciences, Inc., is a privately-held Wilmington, Delaware-based company.

    Solace Lifesciences develops all-natural neuroscience technologies used to lower stress and improve sleep quality. NuCalm®, our flagship product, is an all-natural stress intervention system that rapidly and reliably interrupts the stress response at the midbrain and guides people to a deeply relaxed state. This technology is drug-free, non-invasive, and quickly “flips the switch” from acute stress and alarm to deep relaxation within minutes, allowing the body to idle in its optimal healing state.

    For further background, please visit: www.nucalm.com.


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    Topical BioMedics Inc. Announces Its Top-Selling Product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, is Now Available at CVS pharmacy

    A research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief, Topical BioMedics, Inc., reports that its top-selling product, Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, has been picked up by CVS Pharmacy. A leading national drug retailing chain, CVS will feature the 4-oz. jar of Topricin in front of the pharmacy in its Home Diagnostic/Diabetes section.


    Rhinebeck, NY, October 7--Topical BioMedics, Inc., has contracted with CVS Pharmacy, a leading national drug retailing chain, to carry its 4-oz. jar of Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream. Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, CVS operates more than 7, 800 retail stores across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Brazil. The retailer will be carrying the Topricin formula in its Home Diagnostic/Diabetes section, located in front of the store’s pharmacy. CVS also carries the company’s Topricin Foot Therapy Cream in its Foot Care section, and MyPainAway Fibro Cream in the store’s Analgesic section.

    Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s product line includes Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, Topricin® Foot Therapy Cream, and Topricin® for Children. The company has also launched the MyPainAway™ (powered by Topricin) line of products. Two formulas have been introduced—MyPainAway Fibro Cream and MyPainAway After-Burn Cream—with others slated to roll out later in 2015 and 2016. Topical BioMedics’ formulas have been awarded a patent for the topical treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and are safe for diabetics.

    Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream has been specially formulated to address joint and muscle aches and pains, including: arthritis; carpal tunnel syndrome; lower back, neck and shoulder pain; sports/impact injuries; muscle strains and sprains; sciatica; and repetitive motion injuries such as bursitis and tendonitis.

    Odorless, greaseless, and free of parabens, petroleum, counterirritants, and other harsh chemicals, Topricin can be used on any part of the body. It features a combination of natural (homeopathic) medicines that help the body rebalance healing chemistries, which detoxify the damaged area around the nerve tissue to help restore oxygenated blood flow. The product has been shown to reduce the need/dependency on all classifications of pain medications, including opioids.

    “We are gratified that Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream is the third product to have been selected by CVS, a corporation we have a great deal of respect for” says Lou Paradise, Topical BioMedics’ president and chief of research. “We are humbled that our Topricin formulas have helped many pain sufferers get off pain pills, restoring their hope and quality of life. Having Topricin pain relief and healing cream in CVS’ Home Medical Diagnostics section will certainly make our product more available to those in need.”

    Topricin products are made in the U.S.A. and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. Topricin products are growing in popularity and are safe for diabetics and the entire family, including pregnant women. In addition to serving those in pain, Topricin is also a lifestyle product that athletes and other active people appreciate for its ability to help with performance and recovery.

    All Topricin and MyPainAway formulas contain: no parabens, petroleum, counterirritants or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects.

    For locations of stores, visit www.cvs.com. For information on Topricin visit www.topricin.com.

    ABOUT TOPICAL BIOMEDICS
    21 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination natural biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Topricin products are mandatory treatment protocol at world renowned medical centers.

    The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales are donated to pediatric cancer foundations). The company launched the MyPainAway™ (powered by Topricin) line of products. Its two new formulas have been introduced—MyPainAway Fibro Cream and MyPainAway After-Burn Cream—with others slated to roll out later in 2015 and 2016.

    Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

    Topical BioMedics launched a free monthly pain management webinar in February 2015. Featuring Lou Paradise, president, chief of research, and pain management expert, the webinars are streamed live the second Tuesday of each month from 12pm to 1pm then archived on the company’s WordPress blog for on-demand access 24/7. https://topricin.wordpress.com/

    Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS, Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

    For more information visit http://www.topricin.com.


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    (BPRW) New survey finds strokes of unknown cause leave patients, caregivers in the dark

    New guide helps educate patients who suffer from cryptogenic stroke to avoid frustration and anxiety from not knowing the cause


    (Black PR Wire) -- DALLAS – Sept. 9, 2015 –According to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more than 50 percent of stroke patients and caregivers report anxiety and frustration when the cause of the stroke was undetermined, or “cryptogenic.” The survey, which included 309 cryptogenic stroke patients and caregivers, also found that only 20 percent of patients and caregivers report receiving information for cryptogenic stroke at the time of diagnosis.

    The survey findings indicate that patients and caregivers are significantly impacted by stroke with more than 70 percent of both groups reporting feeling tired and drained (or having low energy) as a result.

    Every year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke. Of those, about 200,000 are considered “cryptogenic,” meaning the cause of the stroke is undetermined. Statistics show cryptogenic stroke patientshave reason to be concerned: A prior stroke is the number one risk factor for a second stroke.

    Educating patients and families about cryptogenic stroke and diagnostic options will help manage feelings of worry, nervousness or unease and frustration they report from not knowing the cause of a stroke. This is why the American Stroke Association, with support from Medtronic, launched the Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative.

    This month, the first Patient Guide to Cryptogenic Stroke is being released. The guide includes information on the cryptogenic stroke diagnosis, what happens during a stroke, secondary prevention information, questions to ask your doctor, support resources and more.

    “Through the initiative, we’re informing cryptogenic stroke patients about their condition andhelping them to work with their healthcare team to prevent a second stroke,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. “We know that focusing on these patients will help us save lives from stroke, which is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of severe, long-term disability.”

    The American Stroke Association’s survey, which includes a combination of online and telephone interviews with 309 stroke survivors and caregivers, also provides insight into how cryptogenic stroke patients receive information about their diagnosis.

    The survey reveals that only one in five patients receive information about cryptogenic stroke at the time of their diagnosis. Of patients receiving timely information, 75 percent received it verbally. Cryptogenic stroke patients and caregivers seek information from a variety of sources for the first year, but few report finding adequate information.

    “It is extremely difficult to remember everything a doctor tells you when you’re still trying to come to terms with the fact that you’ve had a stroke. We can help cryptogenic stroke patients and their families by providing comprehensive resources about the condition, ” Bauman said. The association’s Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative is designed to help patients like Bill Benedict, 79, from Ithaca, New York.

    Benedict suffered two “mini-strokes” (transient ischemic attacks or TIAs) about a month apart. Each time, doctors were unable to give him a reason why they occurred. For Benedict, who has a personal history of heart trouble and a family history of stroke, this was far from reassuring.“It was quite scary not to know,” he said.

    After his second mini stroke, Benedict’s cardiologist suggested an underlying cause may be atrial fibrillation (AF), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. AF often has no symptoms and comes and goes so it may not always be detected by conventional cardiac monitoring techniques. While it can be tricky to diagnose, it’s important because AF increases stroke risk up to five times. His doctor agreed to test him for AF using a small, insertable device thatmonitors the heart rhythm continuously for up to three years. A few months after having it, the device detected a trial fibrillation and Benedict is now managing his condition through medication.

    Although AF is one of the many likely causes of cryptogenic stroke, only 12 percent of patients were told that AF was a possible cause of their stroke. Other common causes for investigation include Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) a hole between the heart’s chambers, and thrombophilia, a blood clotting disorder.

    To download the free Patient Guide or to learn more about cryptogenic stroke, visit StrokeAssociation.org/CS or call 1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653).

    About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

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    How Exercise and Healthy Eating Can Influence Your Love Life


    Yes, that's right--exercise and healthy eating can have a positive effect on your sex life. Just ask Chris Pratt, who told Men's Health UK that when he weighed 300 pounds, he had a lower sex drive and didn't feel great.

    "Summer is a great time to fit in some exercise and eat healthier foods," says Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, men's urologist and expert for more than thirty years and the author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health. "It's amazing how small improvements and changes can bring about such improvements in how you feel and your sex life." Dr. Danoff is known for his candid and good-natured style that makes it easier for men (and the partners in their lives) to talk about and handle a myriad of medical situations.

    A requested guest on national radio and television shows, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale University Medical School. He has taught on the clinical faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine for more than twenty-five years and is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Tower Urology Medical Group in Los Angeles. Urologist to many Hollywood stars and the recipient of national and international honors, Dr. Danoff is also senior attending urologist at the Saban Los Angeles Free Clinic.

    If you need an expert on men's health issues, including those involving embarrassing subjects like erectile dysfunction (including blue pills and other medical cures), and tips for a healthy, active sex life at any age, Dr. Danoff is available for radio and television interviews and also has numerous articles available for your immediate use on a variety of topics, including:

    3 Reasons Exercising Can Make You More Sexually Active

    In today’s fast-paced society, finding time to exercise is hard. But if you want to have a good sex life, making time to work out is one of the best decisions you can make. Besides feeling good about the way you look--which inevitably will boost your self-confidence in the bedroom--getting regular physical exercise will increase your stamina, strength, and flexibility, all keys to having great sexual experiences.

    Invigorate Your Sex Life with These Healthy Foods

    Often, we worry about what foods to avoid. Certainly, some foods are better avoided or eaten only in small amounts--but the good news is that by focusing on the healthy foods you should eat, you can improve not only your health but also your sex life. Focus on the positive, and add a few of these items to your regular diet, and you may just find your self-confidence, your health, and your sex life reinvigorated.

    3 Reasons Sleep Is Essential to Maintaining a Healthy Sex Life

    How many hours of sleep did you get last night? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is probably less than the seven to nine hours generally recommended by most sleep experts. Lack of sleep can take a toll in many areas of your life, not least of these is your sex life. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your stamina and focus may suffer, and difficulty sleeping can be a sign of bigger problems, as well.

    Doctor’s Orders: Make Regular Sex Part of Your Health Plan

    You might not expect to hear your doctor suggest that you make having regular sex a priority for your health, but the truth is that sex is not only one of life’s cheapest luxuries but also a wonderful way to improve your health. The health benefits of sex include improvements to your cardiovascular health, your mood, your psychological well-being, and more. Sex benefits circulation, stimulates the nervous system and the prostate gland, and clears up mental cobwebs.


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  46. Jamaican Black Castor Oil ...
    Experience the ancient beauty product of Jamaica. A bottle can serve as a hair and scalp conditioner; a skin moisturizer and healer; a massage oil for aches, pains, fibroids and lumps in the breasts; a powerful laxative and can be used as fist aid for cuts, wounds and burns.
    http://blackcastoroil.com/

  47. Jeanne Elizabeth Blum ...
    Author of "Woman Heal Thyself" A book based on ancient Chinese acupressure techniques. Also information for men with prostate cancer.
    http://www.womanhealthyself.com/

  48. Life Line Herbal Store ...
    Natural Beauty Specialists, offering an exclusive range of herbal products focused on beauty, hair loss, hair growth and repair, as well as natural rejuvenating skincare treatments for men and women.
    http://www.lifelineherbalstore.co.uk/

  49. Mainstream Services Inc. ...
    Mainstream Services Inc. is a premier medical claims processing company. We meet the needs of any medical practice or specialty. We offer clients reliable, accurate, quality electronic medical billing services.
    http://www.msmbinc.com/

  50. Mesothelioma Prognosis ...
    Since asbestos was used more openly back in the day, normally as insulation, exposure to the mineral is more common than most people think. This form of cancer is diagnosed in approximately 2,000 to 3,000 Americans every year. In most cases, mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and it can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years to develop or even show symptoms. Luckily, Mesothelioma Prognosis offers detailed information regarding the symptoms, disease types, and methods of treatment.
    http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.org/

  51. Minority Health Professions Foundation ...
    Provides support for professional education, research and community service that promote health among poor and minority people.
    http://www.minorityhealth.org

  52. MonaVie ...
    Juice products featuring an exclusive Brazilian açai berry blend designed to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
    http://mymonavie.com/thetotalbodystore

  53. My-Diabetes-Shop ...
    Buy diabetes products incredibly cheap through our diabetes shop: medications, glucose monitors, test strips, lancets, cholesterol monitors, blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, fat loss monitors, ebooks, books, diabetes supplies, others.
    http://www.my-diabetes-shop.com/

  54. My Family Health ...
    A website that allows people to connect with their relatives and track family health history.
    http://www.myfamilyhealth.com/home

  55. National Black Women's Health Project ...
    Our mission is to promote optimum health for Black women across the life span—physically, mentally and spiritually.
    http://www.blackwomenshealth.org/

  56. National Library Of Medicine ...
    The worlds largest medical library.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

  57. National Minority AIDS Council ...
    Dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS.
    http://www.nmac.org

  58. Nature’s Sunshine ...
    The finest raw materials gathered from the earth.
    http://www.mynsp.com/thetotalbodystore

  59. New Beginnings Breast Care ...
    New Beginnings Breast Care is an on-line retailer of women's brand name intimate apparel and breast care products. We are dedicated to serving all women living with and beyond breast cancer. New Beginnings Breast Care starts with helping women of all ages reclaim a positive body image and a healthy life style through breast cancer education, support and the use of comfortable, smart, and appealing intimate apparel.
    https://nbbreastcare.com/shop/

  60. New Body Herbs Online ...
    New Body Herbs Online is an independent distributor of New Body Products. It is our goal to provide affordable access to top quality; and purely organic herbs and herbal formulas to those that choose to replace or supplement conventional medical practices.
    http://www.newbodyherbsonline.com/

  61. Pathtotruth.com ...
    June Michael is a lifelong student and teacher of Metaphysics and healing principles. She is the founder of Pathtotruth.com and publisher of Path2truth.com, an ezine that promotes spiritual awareness, self-development and world peace.
    http://www.pathtotruth.com/

  62. Permanent Diabetes Control ...
    Diabetes control and reversing heart disease, diabetes information, insulin pumps, humalog insulin dose, trial and error procedure, diabetes nutrition.
    http://www.mydiabetescontrol.com/

  63. Race Health Care & The Law ...
    The Race, Health Care and the Law is dedicated to improving the health status of persons who are discriminated against based on race and/or ethnicity .
    http://www.udayton.edu/~health/

  64. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Guide (RSD) ...
    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a medical condition that affects the patient’s sympathetic nervous system. RSD is characterized by severe chronic pain in an affected region, such as a patient’s arm or leg. After the onset, RSD will continue to worsen as time passes.
    http://rsdguide.com/

  65. Sickle Cell Disease Association of America ...
    Education, advocacy, and patient care for Sickle Cell Disease.
    http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/

  66. Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Patients Network ...
    SCTPN collaborates with other community organizations, healthcare providers, public and government agencies to increase public awareness of sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
    http://www.sctpn.org/

  67. Sisterhood Agenda ...
    Sisterhood Agenda creates and centralizes resources for females of African descent to address health, cultural, social, and economic needs through a variety of innovative approaches, publications, programs and services.
    http://www.sisterhoodagenda.com/

  68. Sisters In Shape ...
    Physical fitness site geared towards women of color, located in Philidelphia.
    http://www.sistersinshape.com/

  69. Sisters Network - Breast Cancer Survivors ...
    The Sisters Network Breast Cancer Organization is dedicated to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community.
    http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org/

  70. Stress and Other Workplace Afflictions ...
    Increase awareness that ALL people have the inherent right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect in the workplace.
    http://users.accesscomm.ca/ediversity/

  71. Stressfocus ...
    Stress management techniques, tips and remedies. A unique site to get familiarize with stress and to get relieved from the repercussions of stress.
    http://www.stressfocus.com/

  72. SupplementsFromNature.com ...
    SupplementsFromNature.com, a service of the Natural Health Initiative, is your one-stop source for all-natural whole food, herbal and homeopathic supplements and remedies.
    http://SupplementsFromNature.com

  73. Supremeultimate ...
    Uplifing the Mind, Body and Soul.
    http://supremeultimate.wordpress.com/

  74. Synergy Wellness Systems ...
    Chiropractic Office with Massage & Nutrition services.
    http://www.sms4health.com/

  75. The Balm In Gilead ...
    Mobilizing black churches to become community centers for AIDS/HIV education.
    http://www.balmingilead.org/

  76. The Black Health Network ...
    A social network and online community for African Americans interested in health.
    http://www.blackhealth.org/

  77. The Health Administration Project ...
    A general information website with many resources useful to current and future health administrators. The site also discusses the offline and online educational paths one can follow to obtain a degree in health administration or a related field.
    http://www.healthadministration.org/

  78. The Healthy Diva ...
    A place where novices and seasoned individuals can find reliable information in how to implement green living, vegan or vegetarian habits in to their lives without complications.
    http://iamahealthyvegan.wordpress.com/

  79. The John Edward Group, LLC ...
    Business Development and Consulting specializing in healthcare business development for Medical Practices, Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centers and more.
    http://www.thejohnedwardgroup.com/

  80. The Lupus Community's Advocate ...
    Lupus is a widespread disease, & awareness of the disease lags behind many other illnesses. Wealth of information about all aspects of Lupus.
    http://www.webspawner.com/users/thelzone/

  81. Therapy Online Network ...
    We provide online therapy via video, chat and telephone to those who may be experiencing difficulties in their lives or just need someone to talk to.
    http://www.therapyonlinenetwork.com/

  82. The Red Lane ...
    A community/blog/forum for those with Sickle Cell Disease and for general awareness.
    http://theredlane.ning.com/

  83. Vegan Matters To Us ...
    A web site of commentary around Pro Life Vegan Lifestyle and Sustainable Lifestyle issues. The topics addressed are controversial ones, such as abortion, stem cell research, nuclear proliferation, the impact of technology and honoring the sanctity of life of all of God's Manifest Creation.
    http://veganmatters2us.webnode.com/

  84. Velocity Healthcare ...
    Minority owned and operated, with full minority employees is a full time employer of healthcare professionals including Registered Nurses in the United States. For both International students in the US, and foreign educated healthcare professionals, we provide visa sponsorship and employment in our healthcare facilities.
    http://www.velocityhealthcare.com/

  85. Vitamins and Nutrition Center ...
    Vitamins, Nutrition, Research on Vitamins and Helpful Tips for Getting and Staying Healthy with Vitamins.
    http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/

  86. Vitamins To Health ...
    Reviews of acne products, weight loss products and two of the most popular diets (the atkins and zone diet), as well as vitamins, herbs and supplements. Plus a section on home remedies.
    http://www.vitaminstohealth.com/

  87. Zambian Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. ...
    We are a non-profit organization committed to bring awareness, education and support to women in Zambia, Africa.
    http://www.pinkribbonzambia.com/

  88. Zija ...
    Zija is the world's foremost leader in the development, production, and distribution of Moringa products. Moringa provides a rich and rare combination of nutrients, amino acids, antioxidants, omega oils, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties used for nutrition.
    http://www.myzija.com/drink/

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