Friday, September 30, 2011

10/02-Stress Puts You At Risk For Heart Disease


Dr Roger Blumenthal -
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Roger S. Blumenthal is professor of medicine in the division of
cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr.
Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone
Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and he is the director of
preventive cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is a member of the official national spokesperson panel for the
American Heart Association (AHA) and a member of AHA’s committee on
Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention. Dr. Blumenthal is on
the medical advisory board of the Sister-to-Sister Foundation, which
is dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health in women. He is the
chairperson of the American College of Cardiology Committee on
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial boards of Today in Cardiology,
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,the Journal of Women's Health,
Cardiology Review and is senior editor of Preventive Cardiology.

His principal clinical and research interests are the optimal
management of ischemic heart disease, the effects of hormone replacement
therapy on coronary risk, noninvasive detection of coronary
atherosclerosis, and the development of new strategies to optimize the
management of cardiovascular disease risk factors. He specializes in
treating adults who are at high risk for future cardiovascular events.

Dr. Blumenthal obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins
University and received his medical degree from Cornell University
Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in
Clinical Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and
cardiology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined
the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty in 1992.

Friday, September 23, 2011

9/25-Dr Carol Scott hosts Stress Relief Radio

Carol J. Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP, is a practicing Board Certified Emergency Physician and health educator trained at Johns Hopkins University. She is a stress management strategist and expert on the connections between stress and health. She is an award-winning speaker and One-on-One StressRelief Coach. Her medical experience and background combined with her knowledge skills and passion in the subject of stress management enables her to formulate effective, practical stressrelief solutions for teams, individuals and audiences of all sizes.

Friday, September 16, 2011

9/18-Positive Parenting Solution

Amy McCready discusses her book, If I Have To Tell You One More Time. Parenting expert Amy McCready has been creating and delivering training programs for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies and community organizations.
Amy founded Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc. in 2004 and developed the popular and successful Breakthrough Course that has changed the lives of thousands of parents through in-person seminars, speeches and online parenting training webinars.
Due to demand from parents around the country and abroad, Positive Parenting Solutions Online was developed in 2008 to give parents everywhere the skills, knowledge and tools to correct their children’s misbehaviors permanently without nagging, reminding or yelling. She speaks to them “one-on-one” through the most advanced and thorough Web 2.0 parenting course available today.
Amy McCready is frequently asked to provide expert parenting advice for print and online parenting articles. She is a sought after keynote speaker, writer, parenting coach, spokesperson, trainer and most importantly – Mom!
Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Penn State University and is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11-Stress, Sleep and Health

According to Dr. Lawrence Epstein, recent President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep, sleeping is as important to health and well being as diet and exercise. However, as we are constantly bombarded with commercials for sleep medications, it is clear that America is having a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep.
One of the nation’s premiere sleep experts, Dr. Epstein arms readers with his proven, six-step plan to improve sleep. He presents tips for dealing with common issues such as insomnia, disrupted sleep, daytime exhaustion, restlessness, sleepwalking, and the many other chronic sleep conditions suffered by more than 70 million Americans.
Dr. Epstein thoroughly explains what happens during sleep as well as how to determine the amount of sleep we need. He then presents his plan which is based on the following:
· Recognizing the importance of a good night’s sleep
· Adopting a healthy lifestyle
· Maintaining good sleep habits
· Creating the optimal sleep environment
· Watching out for sleep saboteurs
· Seeking help for persistent sleep problems
In addition, The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep offers readers advice on how to silence snoring, help their children go to sleep and stay asleep, handle jet lag, cope with shift work, and stay awake at the wheel. Those who have trouble sleeping will find that they don’t necessarily need to take a pill to fall and stay asleep.
According to a recent review in Library Journal, “Epstein has collaborated with freelance health writer Mardon to produce an accessible and highly readable volume on sleep…At a time when sleep deprivation seems so prevalent in our society, this book is a welcome addition to the literature. It belongs in all consumer health collections, especially in public libraries.”
The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep is a premium resource for people who suffer from sleep disorders and their families, the doctors and other health care professionals who treat them, and anyone who wants to get a good night’s rest.
Lawrence Epstein, M.D., is the regional medical director for the Harvard-affiliated Sleep HealthCenters and an instructor at Harvard Medical School and was recently president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He lives in Boston. Steven Mardon is a professional writer who specializes in health topics.

Friday, September 2, 2011

9/4-Post Infidelity Stress Disorder

Dr. Dennis Ortman, author of "Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder: The Six Stages of Healing", is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, welcomes those suffering emotional or mental pain. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples to find relief from their suffering, happiness, and a renewed life.
Dr. Ortman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and has a graduate degree in theology. He has extensive experience working with those who are addicted and with those struggling with issues on the border between psychology and spirituality. He has published two books on treating those with emotional and substance abuse problems and a third book on recovery from the trauma of infidelity through the power of forgiveness.
Dr. Ortman provides a full range of psychological services in a safe, confidential, and comfortable office setting in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He accepts most major insurances. Consultation with and referral to psychiatrists for a medical assessment are also available in the same office building.
His goal in treatment, through mutual exploration, is to relieve suffering and restore peace of mind by helping the individual understand and accept themselves, with all of their conflicting thoughts, feelings, and desires. On the basis of a secure self-understanding, the person is better able to make important decisions, realize their potential, and have more satisfying relationships.
In the process of learning about themselves and accepting personal responsibility, healing and growth occur. The final result of therapy is the ability to live whole-heartedly in the present moment, putting one’s whole self into their life, work, and relationships. Dr. Ortman tells his patients that the purpose of therapy is not to create an improved version of themselves, but to see themselves differently and relax with who they are. Therapy involves recognizing and letting go of those obstacles to whole-hearted self-acceptance.