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Aug 21, 2015, 11:06 ET from ProfNet

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  • How to Navigate Through the Corporate-Controlled Healthcare System
  • October is ADHD Awareness Month
  • Brain Dumps Can Also Jumpstart the Creative Process
  • Talking to Kids About Money: Tips to Make it Easier


  • Editor – ABF Journal (PA)
  • Staff Writer – e.Republic (CA)
  • Financial Writers – InvestorPlace Media (MD)


  • Periscope 101: How to Broadcast Street Journalism From Your Phone
  • How to Interview and Capture Details in the Digital Age
  • PR Newswire Media Moves, Aug. 17 Edition


How to Navigate Through the Corporate-Controlled Healthcare System
Dr. Elaina George, M.D.
Host, "Medicine on Call"
"There is no question among doctors that limiting healthcare access will become the future. Adding 30 million more people enrolled in government-paid Medicaid into a system now shackled by reduced resources makes it impossible to avoid limiting access. Perhaps those members of Congress who passed this nightmare didn't care since they made sure that it wouldn't apply to them."
Dr. George offers several solutions of reform and strategies doctors and patients can use to take the power of healthcare back for the good of the doctor-patient relationship, the essence of good medicine. They include: 1) change the tax code to allow private physicians to write off bad debt and allow physicians to write off delinquent patient bills as bad debt; 2) change medical malpractice laws through tort reform; 3) allow Medicare and Medicaid access to cheaper drugs from other countries; 4) require insurance companies to honor the pre-certification process -- if an insurance company pre-certifies (approves) a procedure, then they have to pay for it; they cannot deny it after the fact and leave the patient on the hook for paying the bill; 5) refuse to mandate, as a matter of licensure, that physicians must accept Medicare, Medicaid or Obamacare health insurance plans; and more.
A board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. George graduated from Princeton University with a degree in biology. She received her master's degree in medical microbiology from Long Island University, and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital, and is on the advisory council of Project 21 black leadership network, an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research. She hosts her own radio show, "Medicine On Call," and is a keynote speaker for many organizations. As a solo practitioner in private practice who is also a small-business owner, she has a unique perspective on the problems of health care delivery, the true costs of healthcare and viable solutions.
Contact: Ryan McCormick,

October is ADHD Awareness Month
Nathan E. Jordan II
Argosy University, Inland Empire
"ADHD is common among adolescents; however, it is not exclusive to a particular age group. There are some cases where adults have been diagnosed as well. The phenomenon of this illness is that it is diagnosed in adolescent males at a significantly higher rate than their female counterparts. Understanding the illness and diagnosis is beneficial for those working closely with this population."
Jordan has more than 10 years of experience in counseling and mental health, including institutional counseling at the juvenile hall in Springfield, Ohio, and CRC State Prison Norco, California. He is a former high school teacher and spent years conducting trainings on behavior modification and classroom management. He works with the County of San Bernardino Department of Social Services and is currently a professor of psychology at Argosy University, Inland Empire. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from South Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.
Contact: Ryan C. Smith,

Brain Dumps Can Also Jumpstart the Creative Process
Barnet Bain
Educator and Creativity Expert
"A brain dump is a fertile starting point for any creative project. Begin the process by suspending self-criticism, holding nothing back. You need to be willing to let your inner censor take a break, just as you would suspend criticism of a child who is sharing an idea with you or showing you an art project."
Based in California, Bain is an award-winning filmmaker, radio broadcaster, educator and creativity expert, and author of "The Book of Doing and Being" (Atria, 2015). His film credits include an Oscar-winner for "What Dreams May Come" (producer); Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, "Homeless to Harvard" (executive producer); and "The Celestine Prophecy" (writer, producer). Coming in 2016 is the film version of "Milton's Secret," a family drama based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman, starring Donald Sutherland and Michelle Rodriguez and directed by and executive produced by Bain.
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Contact: Michelle Tennant,

Talking to Kids About Money: Tips to Make it Easier
David Cunningham, M.Ed.
Communication Expert
"It can be difficult to talk about money with children. Here is a tip that can make it easier: Really listen. Many parents talk first and listen later. Flip-flop that for more effective communication. If children get upset because they're not going to be able to get something they really want, it's important to first really listen and focus on your child's concerns, instead of thinking about what you're going to say. That's a great way to talk to children about anything, and it's particularly helpful when discussing money in a tight economy. Just listen."
Cunningham is a communication expert and seminar leader for Landmark, a personal and professional growth, training and development company that's had more than 2.2 million people use its programs to cause breakthroughs in their personal lives and communities, generating more than 100,000 community projects around the world. In The Landmark Forum, Landmark's flagship program, people cause breakthroughs in their performance, communication, relationships and overall satisfaction in life.
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Contact: Michelle Tennant,



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