Growing Up With Mental Illness And How Undiagnosed Mental Illness Affects Your Life

Linda Naomi Katz
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Linda Naomi Katz
Guest Bio: Linda Naomi Katz born on March 21, 1969. After she graduated college, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but worked hard to achieve recovery. As part of her recovery from mental illness, Linda became a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and published articles about her life in New York City Voices, a newspaper for people with mental illness to share their personal recovery stories. Linda is happily married, an author who has published a book titled Surviving Mental Illness, My Story which won a Silver Medal Award by Readers Favorite for best non-fiction/autobiography and came in First Place and won the Life Journeys Award for best memoir/biography from Readers Views. Through this book she describes all of her challenges that she dealt with while having a mental illness and how she found her way back towards establishing a wellness by staying mentally and physically strong.

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Linda Katz discusses how she grew up with mental illness in her family life and how undiagnosed bi-polar disorder affected her early adulthood.

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The Stigma Attached To Bi-polar Disorder And Mental Illness As A Whole

Linda Naomi Katz
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Linda Naomi Katz
Guest Bio: Linda Naomi Katz born on March 21, 1969. After she graduated college, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through the years she was faced with challenges that were difficult to overcome, but worked hard to achieve recovery. As part of her recovery from mental illness, Linda became a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and published articles about her life in New York City Voices, a newspaper for people with mental illness to share their personal recovery stories. Linda is happily married, an author who has published a book titled Surviving Mental Illness, My Story which won a Silver Medal Award by Readers Favorite for best non-fiction/autobiography and came in First Place and won the Life Journeys Award for best memoir/biography from Readers Views. Through this book she describes all of her challenges that she dealt with while having a mental illness and how she found her way back towards establishing a wellness by staying mentally and physically strong.

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Linda Katz discusses the stigma attached to bi-polar disorder and mental illness as a whole. She also talks about how she dealt with her own biases against mental illness through volunteer work and writing.

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What Is Gene Patch Technology And How Could It Potentially Stop Disease And Other Ailments

Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Guest Bio: Dr. Shrewsbury was most recently Senior Vice President, Preclinical & Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer of AVI BioPharma (now Sarepta Therapeutics). From 2005 until 2009, he held similar roles at Adamas Pharmaceuticals and MAP Pharmaceuticals. While at MAP, Dr. Shrewsbury lead four inhaled drug programs and took two lead candidates (in asthma and migraine) from preclinical stage to Phase III in 18 months. Prior to his experience in biotechnology, Dr. Shrewsbury spent 10 years with Glaxo and Chiron launching notable respiratory programs such as Seretide in Europe and Flovent and Advair in the US. Dr. Shrewsbury received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool, UK and spent 13 years working in the UK National Health Service before entering the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury discusses “gene patch” technology and how it could potentially stop disease and other ailments.

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Gene Patch Technology

Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Guest Bio: Dr. Shrewsbury was most recently Senior Vice President, Preclinical & Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer of AVI BioPharma (now Sarepta Therapeutics). From 2005 until 2009, he held similar roles at Adamas Pharmaceuticals and MAP Pharmaceuticals. While at MAP, Dr. Shrewsbury lead four inhaled drug programs and took two lead candidates (in asthma and migraine) from preclinical stage to Phase III in 18 months. Prior to his experience in biotechnology, Dr. Shrewsbury spent 10 years with Glaxo and Chiron launching notable respiratory programs such as Seretide in Europe and Flovent and Advair in the US. Dr. Shrewsbury received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool, UK and spent 13 years working in the UK National Health Service before entering the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury discusses some of the ethical questions that could arise as gene patch technology progresses.

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Ethical Considerations Pertaining To Aging

Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury
Guest Bio: Dr. Shrewsbury was most recently Senior Vice President, Preclinical & Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer of AVI BioPharma (now Sarepta Therapeutics). From 2005 until 2009, he held similar roles at Adamas Pharmaceuticals and MAP Pharmaceuticals. While at MAP, Dr. Shrewsbury lead four inhaled drug programs and took two lead candidates (in asthma and migraine) from preclinical stage to Phase III in 18 months. Prior to his experience in biotechnology, Dr. Shrewsbury spent 10 years with Glaxo and Chiron launching notable respiratory programs such as Seretide in Europe and Flovent and Advair in the US. Dr. Shrewsbury received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool, UK and spent 13 years working in the UK National Health Service before entering the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury discusses his book “Defy your DNA” and also further addresses ethical considerations pertaining to aging.

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Us Government’s Drug Enforcement Ideology And Sometimes Labels Patients As Prescription Drug Abusers In Error

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

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Dr. Mark Estren discusses the US government’s drug enforcement ideology and sometimes labels patients as prescription drug abusers in error.

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Prescribing Pain Meds And Drug Abuse Statistics

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

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Dr. Mark Estren discusses the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact the prescribing of pain meds and impact drug abuse statistics.

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Abusing Prescription And Over-the-counter Medications

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

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Dr. Mark Estren discusses how law enforcement and government entities define what drug abuser is and who is abusing prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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Help Your Kids Eat Healthy!

Karen Leonetti
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Karen Leonetti
Guest Bio: Karen Leonetti holds child development associate and child development specialist degrees. An educator for 20 years, she ran the only 100 percent green, organic school in Florida for 17 years. She has extensively researched healing through diet and alternative therapies. Her children’s book, Yummy, tummy, Rainbow Garden is designed to get kids excited about healthy foods.

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Karen Leonetti discusses her reason for writing her book “Yummy, Tummy, Rainbow Garden” and how it is designed to help kids eat healthier.

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What Is Statins?

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr Mark Estren
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

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Dr. Mark Estren discusses the reasons that Statin use is so popular despite the side-effects and controversy surrounding their use. Also touched on is more about specific side-effects involved.

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