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11th Annual Clusterbusters Conference Presents Exciting New Research, Advocacy And Treatment Options For Cluster Headache Patients

President Bob Wold 

bob@clusterbusters.org
630-290-1979
Conference Chair Eileen Brewer
conference@clusterbusters.org

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11th Annual Clusterbusters Conference Presents Exciting New Research, Advocacy And Treatment Options For Cluster Headache Patients

Austin, TX ― The Clusterbusters 11th Annual Patient Conference, the largest gathering of cluster headache patients in history, will be September 15th-18th
at the Holiday Inn, Austin Midtown. Bringing together patients, their families, doctors and researchers to educate all involved, Clusterbusters also advances research, advocates for improved treatments and collaborates on legislative changes needed to end needless suffering and financial inequality.

Clusterbusters is uniting the voices of the families suffering from this debilitating disease. Cluster headaches, nicknamed “suicide headaches,” have a suicide rate 20 times the national average. The pain is so severe that most people suffering from the disease hide their suffering from family, friends and employers; celebrities and sports figures hide their condition for fear of losing their high-paying jobs.

Clusterbusters is directly involved in supporting exciting new research to be featured during the weekend conference. Presentations on genetic research at McGill University in Montreal, new treatment research studies through Eli Lilly, a psychological burden and quality of life study at the University of West Georgia, non-invasive devices presented by Electrocore, minimally invasive surgical implants conducted by Autonomic Technologies, and psilocybin research in partnership with Yale University and the VA will be included. Inspiration is the theme, highlighted throughout the program, commencing the evening of the 15th with registration and a cocktail hour reception.

For more information and conference registration, please visit: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=asfwt7iab&oeidk=a07ebp2jbca9e8a3010

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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Trish Stevens
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Love And Terror: A Peace Activist Enters A War Zone To Help Stop The Conflict And Bring Peace In Israel And Palestine.

Paris, France & Houston, TX – Frank Romano, PhD, has just returned from a one month stay in Israel and Palestine, in the midst of an Inifada, or war between Israelis and Palestinians. For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts to open up communication, he has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace.

However, this is his first voyage into a war zone and he has a story to tell.

Romano tells the remarkable story of his journey in Love and Terror in the Middle East (AB Film Publishing). A 4th edition of the book, it includes a new chapter dedicated to a recent event where he was trapped in the middle of rioting Palestinians, following the killing of a Palestinian youth by Israeli soldiers, and barely escaped with his life.

Constantly surrounded by war, his journey has been fraught with sacrifice. Friends and fellow activists have been arrested and brutally murdered. He has been attacked by settlers, harassed and arrested by the Israeli and Palestinian police. In his personal life it has cost him his marriage, another long term romantic relationship, and impacted his role as a father. In spite of the danger and sacrifice, Dr. Romano – lawyer, author, speaker and professor of law, literature, history and philosophy of law at the University of Paris, France- continues to be an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

For more information on Dr. Romano’s book or his ongoing drive for peace, please visit:
http://www.frankromano-loveandterror4.com (book)
http://www.frankromano363.blogspot.com/ (blog)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQ-TYRDIVI (Interview)

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and major online outlets
Love and Terror in the Middle East, 4th edition
By Frank Romano
AB Film Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0989706865

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Miracles We Have Seen: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget

 

Kim Weiss
Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
www.hcibooks.com/trade

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Miracles We Have Seen: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget

“A beautifully written collection from physicians witnessing the mystery and power of the human body and spirit in the most extreme circumstances.” – Dr. Jerome Groopman, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, New Yorker staff writer.

“We read so many accounts of freak accidents and rare diseases bringing misery into the lives of people who deserve better. That is why it was so refreshing, so soul-restoring, to read these accounts of near tragedies that were prevented by human efforts, good will, and caring.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life.

Deerfield Beach, FL – In Miracles We Have Seen: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget (HCI Books), Dr. Harley A. Rotbart provides an assembly of essays written by peers in the medical profession, including deans and associate deans of medical schools, academic department heads at leading university medical centers, and national opinion leaders in an array of medical specialties.

These astonishing, first-person essays are written in everyday language for the delight of all readers, and depict medical outcomes that defied all expectations and, in some cases, science itself.

Dr. Rotbart writes, “Occasionally in the course of caring for our patients, we encounter events that truly stun us. Unforgettable occurrences…far exceeding the wide berth we are trained to allow for surprise.” His collection of miracles tells stories of impossible cures, miraculous timing, and recoveries from hearts stopped longer than survivable, catastrophic injuries, and freak accidents and occurrences, including:

• A nine-year-old boy who was decapitated in a horrific car accident but survived without neurological damage.
• A woman who conceived and delivered a healthy baby – despite having had both of her fallopian tubes surgically removed.
• A young man whose only hope for survival was a heart transplant, but just as he developed a potentially fatal complication making a transplant impossible, his own heart began healing itself.

As the physicians recount their very personal reactions to these remarkable clinical experiences, it is apparent that while some miracles are more emotional than physical, the event left a lasting imprint. In most instances, says Rotbart, the miracles actually directed them in their choice of specialty and has influenced much of their professional decision-making throughout their careers.

Although Miracles We Have Seen gives special insight into the lives and souls of doctors and how the miracles have affected them and their patients, Rotbart notes, “While faith and prayer certainly play an important role in many of our patients’ lives, as well as in some of the vignettes in this compilation, this is not a book about religion. Rather, this is a book about optimism and inspiration…what we don’t know or don’t understand isn’t necessarily cause for fear, and can even be reason for hope.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harley Rotbart, MD (Denver, CO), has been a nationally renowned pediatric specialist, parenting expert, speaker and educator for over three decades. He is professor and Vice Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the author of numerous medical and scientific publications, as well as books for lay audiences including No Regrets Parenting and 940 Saturdays. Dr. Rotbart has been named to Best Doctors in America every year since 1996, as well as receiving numerous other national and local awards for research, teaching, and clinical work. He serves on the advisory boards of Parents magazine and Parents.com, and is a frequent consultant to national and local media outlets. He is a regular contributor to Parents and The New York Times.

For more information, please visit http://www.hcibooks.com/p-4378-miracles-we-have-seen.aspx

Miracles We Have Seen
HCI Books
Coming September 2016
Available at https://www.amazon.com/Miracles-We-Have-Seen-Physicians/dp/0757319378
ISBN 9780757319372

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‘Her’ Draws Attention To A Disorder That Disrupts The Lives Of Many Teens And Robs Them Of Their Self-Identity

Her by [Johnson, Felicia]

Trish Stevens
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‘Her’ Draws Attention To A Disorder That Disrupts The Lives Of Many Teens And Robs Them Of Their Self-Identity

In ‘Her,’ Felicia Johnson takes us into the mind of a girl suffering with borderline personality disorder, and deftly portrays her hopes and struggles as she desperately tries to understand it.

Tucker, GA – While mental health issues are more freely discussed these days, it’s still difficult to approach someone who might have a problem. But ignoring it is not an option. With courage and great hope, Felicia Johnson deftly portrays the struggles of a girl with borderline personality disorder in Her (8th Street Publishing).

“Her takes readers into the mind of someone who is suffering so they can get a first person view of a painful mental disorder,” says Johnson. “The story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.”

At first glance, Kristen Elliott is a normal seventeen-year-old who loves her family and friends and strives for their approval. But Kristen knows something is wrong with her. In her pain and isolation, she finds fleeting solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who feeds her feelings of self-loathing.
After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in a mental hospital and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). There, she discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex nature of the illness known as borderline personality disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from this powerful and compelling story.

“The story is inspired by my life of survival and my childhood best friend, Holly, who suffered from BPD,” Johnson says. “Holly lost her battle with depression and BPD when she was 15 years old and took her own life. Her also illuminates the harsh reality of child abuse in the home and the long term psychological effects it has on everyone involved.”

Johnson is an author, child abuse survivor, and mental health advocate. She works in Atlanta with the Highlands Institute and volunteers with Youth Villages Inner Harbour and Personality Disorder Awareness Network. Johnson was nominated for the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award of 2014 and Her has been nominated for Georgia Writer’s Association Author of The Year Award. She loves ice cream and seeing her little sister smile.

For more information, please visit the website: www.herthebook.com; follow the author at www.feliciajohnsonauthor.com; feejohnson.wordpress.com; facebook.com/feliciajohnson; twitter.com/FeliciaLJohnson

Her
8th Street Publishing
Available online at http://www.amazon.com/Felicia-Johnson/e/B00D6FUD76,
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/felicia-johnson and https://www.createspace.com/4294653
$16.53; digital $2.99
ISBN-13: 9780615823454

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Dr. Banschick Reached 5,000,000 People On Psychology Today

 

 

Trish Stevens
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Dr. Banschick Reached 5,000,000 People On Psychology Today

New York, NY ― Yes, you heard it right, the Intelligent Divorce! It’s not the nice divorce, the spiritual divorce, or even the nasty divorce. “Look, if you’re going to break up, do it wisely and allow everyone – especially children – to move on,” says Mark Banschick, MD ― a medical doctor trained at Georgetown and New York-Cornell Hospitals. He is the author of The Intelligent Divorce book series, the DrBShow.com podcast, and now offers courses online so anyone can get scientifically validated advice without coming to the office.

• For example, here is a video clip about divorce from a child’s point of view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFE0-LfUKgA

• And a clip with actors depicting how parents can make things worse: Phttps://youtu.be/Up7qiQ5BTJk

Consider the following:

• Should you stay or should you go?
• If you stay, how do you turn a relationship around?
• Or, if it’s time to go, how do you make it right for the kids?
• And then, there are always tips on dealing with an “Impossible Ex.”

Mark R. Banschick, M.D. is a child psychiatrist and a retired expert witness in custody disputes. Dr. Banschick’s been quoted in The New York Times, Politico.com, CNN.com, Greatist.com, and featured on The Early Show and The Huffington Post. His articles are read by over 30,000 people a week on Psychology Today. Dr. Banschick is available for print, radio and television interviews, to talk about marriage, divorce or parenting.

For more information, please visit: http://theintelligentdivorce.com.

Media & Books

Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-intelligent-divorce
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/mark-banschick-md
Divorce Radio: http://www.divorcesourceradio.com/category/audio-podcast/the-intelligent-divorce/

The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Your Children
Publisher: Intelligent Book Press
Paperback: 220 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098259030X
ISBN-13: 978-0982590300

The Intelligent Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself
Publisher: Intelligent Book Press
Paperback: 366 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982590326
ISBN-13: 978-0982590324

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How A Vision Became A Reality That Transformed The Lives Of Thousands On Dialysis

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Trish Stevens
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How A Vision Became A Reality That Transformed The Lives Of Thousands On Dialysis

Houston, TX – An entrepreneur, patient advocate and author, Cindy Barclay has become one of Houston’s most respected and successful women in business. Many years ago, Cindy had an epiphany as she lay immobile in a hospital bed following an automobile accident. A registered nurse for 20 years, Cindy believed there was a better way to utilize her vast experience in critical and intensive care, taking care of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. An empathetic person, she knew first-hand how trips to a clinic or hospital for dialysis treatments literally took over a patient’s life, and she knew there had to be a way to bring the treatment to the patient. Eventually, her vision materialized into Quality Dialysis, Inc. ― the first organization in Texas to offer Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis in the comfort of a patient’s home!

Cindy was determined to bring about awareness and help educate many of the 26 million adults diagnosed with renal failure in the U.S, and provide a cost-effective alternative to the traditional out-patient dialysis centers. Today, Quality Dialysis has grown to 70+ employees and patients are quick to tout the benefits to be gained from in-home dialysis treatments. In fact, one patient’s testimony says it all: “One day a representative came to my hospital room to see if I was a candidate for the (QD) staff-assisted home dialysis program. At that time I did not know that she was the owner. She made me feel like we had known each other for years… It has been that way ever since. The employees make me feel better each and every time they visit my home. Every one of them is very professional, but at the same time, very caring. If you have a problem they have a solution or they will find someone who has the solution for you…”

Based in Stafford, Texas, Quality Dialysis focuses on the physical, physiological and socio-cultural needs of the patient – all primary factors in coping with the disease process. Treatment is administered by a licensed nurse, not a dialysis technician, and under the supervision of a nephrologist. As with Hemodialysis, the same holds true for Peritoneal Dialysis, a life-sustaining procedure that involves the introduction and drainage of a special fluid into the abdominal cavity to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. A nurse takes each patient through a program; 4-5 days training for Hemodialysis, and roughly 6-12 weeks training for Peritoneal Dialysis, until the patient knows how to perform these procedures themselves.

Says Cindy Barclay: “Quality Dialysis’s commitment to provide exceptional home-based dialysis services has made a difference in the lives of those coping with chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis.”

For more information, please visit their website: www.qualitydialysis.com.

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As The Accused Is Busy Denying Responsibility, One Courageous Woman Unites His Victims To Bring About Justice

Trish Stevens
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As The Accused Is Busy Denying Responsibility, One Courageous Woman Unites His Victims To Bring About Justice

While on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright recently said:
“There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Diane adds: “And there’s a special place in
Heaven for the women who do!”

Dallas, TX ─ While Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes and Philippe Padieu had vastly different lifestyles, their behavior was very similar. They could be described as sociopathic narcissists who have never taken responsibility for their actions or admitted any wrongdoing. Cosby used his fame to intimidate women, while Ailes used his position of power. Padieu knowingly infected women with HIV. Padieu and Cosby had long histories of criminal behavior – the only difference is that Padieu was found guilty and sentenced to 45-years in jail, while Cosby escaped being charged until recently and it was actually a male comedian who brought up Cosby’s history of sexual assaults in a comedy routine that went viral (see Wikipedia on Cosby). It’s a sad travesty in our society that it takes more than one woman to come forward in order to be believed. Diane Reeve, Andrea Constand and Gretchen Carlson are the courageous women who came forward and accused these sexual predators and, as these men were busy denying responsibility, these women were selflessly fighting for justice for themselves and other victims.

Padieu was Diane Reeve’s fiancé when he knowingly infected her (and many other women) with HIV. She tells the powerful story in her memoir, Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History (HCI Books), of how she tracked down his other victims and this diverse group of women banded together in a landmark legal case against the man who deceived them all. It’s Dallas Buyers Club meets Erin Brockovich.

Her 7th Degree black belt in martial arts background connects the concentration, the punches to the gut, the restraint, the thrill, the power and the knowledge to any reader that dares to grasp on to this hard-to-put-down book. In her first chapter, Black Corvette, Diane Reeve accelerates into the moment her life takes a sharp turn. A day meant for sweet memories of her daughter’s wedding halts at a fork in the road of her life. Immediately, the reader has been captured to travel a hard-to-believe real life journey as Reeve unpacks the sick reality that Philippe Padieu, the love of her life, was deliberately infecting multiple women—women in their 20s through 60s, with little in common except their vulnerability and now… HIV.

Diagnosed with AIDs, Diane vowed to stop Philippe from victimizing anyone else despite her plummeting t-cell numbers and declining health. In a race against time, she tracked down as many of his conquests as possible. Against all odds, this unlikely group made legal history, successfully prosecuting Padieu and sending him to prison for assault with a deadly weapon.

It was a sisterhood none of them wanted to belong to, but it became their lifeline as they struggled with anger, the specter and stigma of an HIV diagnosis, and failing health. This fascinating case—won only through the help of new DNA science—is Diane’s story of victory and her mission to bring awareness and empowerment to others. As she explains, “Courage is doing what’s right, even when you’re afraid.”

Highlights from the book:

• “He made me feel strong yet protected, desired and cherished.”

• “I was never going to be able to forget this night, June 17, 2006; it would be forever linked with my daughter’s wedding.”

• “Even though we were all in the same boat, I guess I hoped to be better and prettier than the others.”

• “If there was anything in my life that I’d like to take back, it was the moment I hit “send” on that first e-mail.

• “I exhaled. Things were going to be different. This was a man I could trust.”

• “I was sure he could have just about any woman he wanted, and I was flattered that he chose me.”

• “I have to do the best I can every day to show people what it is to be a person living with HIV—a real person who is more than just a diagnosis.”

Receiving widespread recognition by the media in 2009, this historical case is exposed once more and even further into the psyche of Diane. Brilliantly written, the reader is able to feel the frustration, depression, hope and the many other inconceivable emotions that Reeve encountered as she fought the battle to bring down a pathological perpetrator, build a sisterhood, and manage her very own health all at the same time. The reader becomes a part of her team and sympathizes yet roots for her courage.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diane Reeve, “the new face of HIV,” has a B.S. Degree in nursing and a M.Ed. in adult education. Her true calling is teaching martial arts. She holds a 7th Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do plus black belts in three additional styles. She has been the sole owner of Vision Martial Arts Center in Plano, Texas, for over twenty years and she has promoted over 170 of her own students to black belt. In 2008, she was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Diane is also broadening her efforts to be of service to others by speaking out against stigma and victim blaming. She is a popular speaker on the topics of AIDS awareness and women’s empowerment, and has become an avid advocate and activist for women.

Jenna Glatzer is the author or ghostwriter of more than 25 books. Her recent work includes The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, a Barnes & Noble bestseller; The Pregnancy Project with Gaby Rodriguez, also made into a Lifetime movie, and the authorized biography, Celine Dion: For Keeps.

Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case That Made History
By Diane Reeve with Jenna Glatzer
HCI Books / April 2016/Available wherever books are sold
Paperback / ISBN: 9780757319020
Publishers contact info for direct orders: (800) 441-5569 or www.hcibooks.com

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