Coping with the Death of Family Members Due to Alcoholism

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Alberta Sequeira
Guest Bio: Alberta Sequeira is a four-time award winning author, motivational speaker, a co-founder to Authors Without Borders. book “What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict”. She is the author of “Please God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism” a sequel to her book , “Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis”. She is a Continuing Educational instructor with workshops for writers, and a director, producer and co-host of the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show.

Segment Overview: Alberta Sequeira discusses the effects of a parent’s alcoholism or drug addiction on their children. She tells what children should know in order to cope.

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Ways on Coming to Grips of Having an Addiction

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Alberta Sequeira
Guest Bio: Alberta Sequeira is a four-time award winning author, motivational speaker, a co-founder to Authors Without Borders. book “What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict”. She is the author of “Please God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism” a sequel to her book , “Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis”. She is a Continuing Educational instructor with workshops for writers, and a director, producer and co-host of the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show.

Segment Overview: Alberta Sequeira discusses her book “What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict”. She touched on the ways to open a conversation with a loved one who is struggling to come to grips with whether they have an addiction.

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The Road to Sobriety and Freedom from Drug Addiction

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Alberta Sequeira
Guest Bio: Alberta Sequeira is a four-time award winning author, motivational speaker, a co-founder to Authors Without Borders. book “What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict”. She is the author of “Please God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism” a sequel to her book, “Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis”. She is a Continuing Educational instructor with workshops for writers, and a director, producer and co-host of the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show.

Segment Overview: Alberta Sequeira discusses surviving the road to sobriety and freedom from drug addiction. Also discussed are ways that a person can find help and support once they realize that help is needed. She talks about how and why people fail in their attempts at recovery.

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The Health News USA January 28 2018

  • The Senate voted largely along party lines Wednesday to confirm a former Marylander as President Donald J. Trump’s head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Azar, an Indianapolis man who grew up in Salisbury, will succeed Tom Price, a former congressman from Georgia who resigned last year following his use of private jets. The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Azar. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was the only Republican to vote against the nomination.
  • According to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma-related medical expenses are estimated to cost the U.S. health-care system $82 billion dollars a year. The analysis included spending on doctor’s office and hospital visits, missed work and school days, prescription medication, visits to the emergency room and deaths related to the chronic respiratory condition. Asthma-related deaths cost $29 billion per year while missed work and school days, combined, cost $3 billion per year.
  • Seventeen American and Canadian public health schools have signed a pledge saying they won’t work with or accept money from an anti-smoking group funded by a major player in the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke Free World launched in September with a commitment from Philip Morris International, a cigarette and tobacco company, to back it with approximately $80 million dollars annually over 12 years.
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The Social and Lifestyle Challenges of Living With Ulcerative Colitis (UC) [transcript] [audio]

Guest: Dr. Marla Dubinsky and UC patient Jordan Wilson

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Dubinsky received her medical degree from Queen’s University, Canada. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Canada and her Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal, Canada, She then completed her Research Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she then served as the Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center before coming to Mount Sinai as the Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. Her primary research focuses on the influence of genetics and immune responses on the variability in clinical presentations, treatment responses and prognosis of early-onset IBD. Her other interests include the impact of IBD on fertility and pregnancy. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has published in 83 peer reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She also currently sits on the editorial boards of several leading journals, including Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Segment Overview: Dr. Marla Dubinsky and UC patient Jordan Wilson share some of the ins and outs of living with ulcerative colitis and discuss preliminary findings from a new survey.

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