Sunday, October 28, 2012

10/28-Stress and Headaches: Prevention and Solutions for Everyday Living

The Migraine Solution, a new book written by Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital associated physicians Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, and Paul Rizzoli, MD, is geared towards a headache sufferer or a concerned family member, and explores new research related to migraines and their treatment, as well as clarifying many of the myths surrounding headache management.
"The Migraine Solution contains everything we would tell our patients about headache if we had the time with each one,” says Dr. Rizzoli. "This includes practical advice about the problem, the treatments, lifestyle issues, and how to get help." Rizzoli states that many headache books for the general reader tend to have a "hook", like claiming that a patient can do something themselves to manage headache, like diet.  However, headache is often more complicated than that. "At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe  that a partnership approach, which emphasizes that the physician and the patient both have a role to play in migraine management, is often the most effective type of treatment plan in battling migraine,” continues Dr. Rizzoli.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Dr. Rosalene Glickman  is the international best-selling author of ?Optimal Thinking.? She is the President of The World Academy of Personal Development Inc., a Los Angeles training and consulting firm, and specializes in individual and organizational optimization. Dr. Glickman provides coaching and training for individuals and organizations including Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Army, BP, Young Presidents Organization,  UCLA, and Air New Zealand.  She has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel, CBS Weekend Magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Woman's World and other major media. You can reach her at 310-461-1446

Stress and debates:  Optimal Thinking expert, Dr. Rosalene Glickman will discuss the tactics employed by the presidential candidates during the debates.  She will contrast the impact of of aggressive versus assertive verbal and non-verbal behaviors, including interruptions, invasion of personal space, and body language. Citing specific examples of negative, mediocre, extraordinary and optimal thinking, she will discuss who resorted to fear tactics, who honored or pandered to the mainstream, who displayed innovative thinking, and ultimately which statements were on track to create the best possible America. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

10/14-Stress Due to End of Life Decision Making

Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer.  Her award winning book, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making:  Making Choices for Those Who Can't,” guides families and professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity.  Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association and has been a caregiver for many years for four members of her family.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10/07-Exercise is Medicine

Edward M. Phillips, MD - Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationat Harvard MedicalSchool and Director of OutpatientMedical Services of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network in Boston, Massachusetts

Phillipsfounded and directs The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) in the Departmentof Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School,

Additionally,Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serveson the Executive Council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative. He is co-author ofACSM’sExercise is Medicine™, The Clinician'sGuide to the Exercise Prescription (Lippincott,2009) and is chair of theExercise isMedicine Education Committee.

Phillips is anactive clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally guiding a broadbased effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs throughclinician directed interventions with patients. The President’s Council onFitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM withits Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including GoodMorning America, ESPN radio, and in Time Magazine.