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

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Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
832.334.2733 Phone
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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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Use the Force: Finding Your Inner Yoda to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness

Paige Morrison
Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone
832.569.5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com
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Use the Force: Finding Your Inner Yoda to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness

Asheville, NC – Tapping into your own “Jedi Force” may be easier than you think. Just ask Joshua P. Warren, author of Use the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to the Law of Attraction. Warren has done extensive research on the law of attraction and his insights provide a unique perspective on how to get what you want. Whether your desires and dreams are made of piles of money, good health, exotic vacations, or simply for the guy in front of you in line at Starbucks to pay-it-forward, Warren claims his secrets to finding your “Jedi Force” may very well work for you.

In Use the Force, Warren acts as Yoda to your Luke, guiding and navigating your way to reveal how-to draw on the universe’s energy. He provides thought-provoking exercises on how you can command this power to attract the life you want. A key segment of his instruction is learning how to train your mind to hone in on your intention, enhance your connection to the universe, and ensure that your actions, words and thoughts are in harmony with accomplishing your goals.

“Ever since Star Wars was introduced to the masses, we’ve all had that wistful daydream of using ‘the Force’ in our own lives,” says Warren. “Actually, we don’t have to settle for daydreaming about the things we want. All that’s needed is the special know-how to channel your inner power.”

Joshua P. Warren is a world traveler and has extensive experience investigating metaphysical phenomena. Author of more than 20 books, he has appeared on The History Channel, Discovery, and the Travel Channel imparting his research and findings. He is the director of the Wishing Machine project.

For more information, visit www.JoshuaPWarren.com.

Use the Force: A Jedi’s Guide to the Law of Attraction
By Joshua P. Warren
Adams Media
ISBN-10: 1440586853
ISBN-13: 978-1440586859

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, www.JoshuaPWarren.com and all fine bookstores.

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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Elizabeth Mooney
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549
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(832) 569-5539 Fax
www.ascotmedia.com

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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Carol Stream, IL – Medicines are a leading cause of death in North America, but we rarely hear about the deadly dangers both prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause. Cardiologist Dr. James L. Marcum wants to change all that with his new book Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic (Tyndale House Publishers).

“l can still recall handing out my first prescription. The seriousness of the pen strokes hit me with full force,” Dr. Marcum said. “l was about to change someone’s chemistry. In doing so, I could help sustain him, or I could kill him. That responsibility weighed heavily on my mind.”

The number of prescription drugs given out has risen over the years. People want a quick fix for their symptoms rather than figuring out the problem. We accept prescriptions from our doctors without question and pop over-the-counter pills without a second thought about the risks that go along with using these medications. Not only can drugs have side-effects, but there could also be mistakes made in production, distribution, dispensing, and taking medications. Sometimes the drugs cause more harm than healing.

ln Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum shares stories of medications gone wrong and explains the dangers of using drugs without understanding how they might affect your body. He provides practical ways to come off medications (with the permission of your doctor) and seven ways to live a healthy lifestyle based on biblical principles found in the seven days of creation. Medicines That Kill encourages us to ask questions and to take control of our health by understanding what we put into our bodies.

About the Author:

Dr. James L. Marcum, board-certified cardiologist practicing with Chattanooga Heart Institute, has been named by USA Today as one of the most influential physicians in his field. He is the author of The Ultimate Prescription as well as an in-demand speaker for his role as the director of Heartwise Ministries. Currently, his radio program Heartwise airs on more than 400 radio stations across the nation. Dr. Marcum, speaker/director of Heartwise Ministries, hosts the health programs Heart of Health and BibleRx, which can be seen on secular and Christian television. He is married to Sonya and has two children, Kelli and Jake. He enjoys music and outdoor activities.

About Tyndale House Publishers:

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414368852
ISBN-13: 978-1414368856

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A Restful Mind: Learning How To Stay Positive In The Face Of Chronic Pain And Mental Illness

Teresa Moseley
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 133032
The Woodlands, TX 77393
Office: (281) 333-3507
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A Restful Mind: Learning How To Stay Positive In The Face Of Chronic Pain And Mental Illness

Little Canada, MN – There’s no big secret to staying positive: all we have to do is look for the positive side in any situation. In A Restful Mind — Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health (Hazelden) and Living With Chronic Pain One Day at a Time (Freedom Enterprises), Mark Zabawa helps us achieve a better outlook, even when life is difficult.

There are about 40 million or more people with a mental illness diagnosis or a problem with chemical dependency. About 118 million people have been diagnosed with chronic pain, says author Mark Zabawa. “I wanted to let people with mental illnesses and chronic pain know there is help available,” he explains. “They can live with their illnesses and be successful and follow their dreams and goals. If my books or public speaking helps prevent just one person from committing suicide, it’s all worth the effort.”

Zabawa is involved with a number of charitable organizations, including NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), S.A.V.E. Suicide Awareness and the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs.

“Recovery from mental illness is a process,” he continues. “It means taking care of ourselves each and every day — spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It means actively working towards change. A Restful Mind is a testament to experience, strength, and hope.” Its daily meditations speak to all of us, regardless of our diagnosis.

Zabawa has found that the same is true for Living With Chronic Pain. “In my workshops I share my experiences of coping with a mental illness for the past 22 years and chronic pain for the past 31 years. My talks empower, inform, inspire, and make a positive difference to anyone who is affected directly or indirectly by mental illness and chronic pain.”

Mark Zabawa has a degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Human Services (A.A.S.) and he has worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Chronic Pain Program as a patient monitor and counselor for 10 years. He has had appearances on Knowledge for Wellness, Channel 6, and he’s been a Guest Speaker on C.H.U.M. Live Radio Show in Canada.

For more information, visit: http://www.markzabawaauthorspeaker.com.

A Restful Mind – Daily Meditations for Enhancing Mental Health
Hazelden
Living With Chronic Pain One Day at Time
Freedom Enterprises
Available from the author’s website: markzabawaauthorspeaker.com

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Nationally-recognized, Award-winning Dietician Shows How Super Foods Are Transforming Lives

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

Nationally-recognized, Award-winning Dietician Shows How Super Foods Are Transforming Lives

Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet To Detoxify, Energize,
And Supercharge Fat Loss
By Manuel Villacorta

What exactly is the Super Food Incan diet, and what makes eating the Peruvian
way so beneficial?

San Francisco, CA – In his third book Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss (HCI Books/Dec 2014 $18.95), Manuel Villacorta lays out the important elements that make his dieting plan a well-seasoned recipe for long-lasting health.

Super food refers to foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients.

“Superfood” is not just a buzz-word or a passing vogue; it’s the integral component to leading a healthy lifestyle, a word many of us are recognizing by the minute. As these once obscure products find broader distribution and consumers have greater access, super foods are finding their way into mainstream supermarkets, gradually becoming a staple to the American diet. The benefits of consuming Peruvian super foods are astonishing: from fighting cancer and reducing inflammation to boosting energy and enhancing memory – these foods have it all.

In his Peruvian super foods diet, Villacorta provides simple yet thorough explanations of weight-loss, anti-aging, and disease-fighting concepts by using an appealing page layout displaying beautiful color photography, easy-to-read bullet points, and sidebars summarizing each health benefit.

What makes Villacorta’s book so enticing, aside from his mouth-watering recipes, is that he offers specific meal plans geared towards both men and women looking to lose weight and lead a healthier life. He has also created custom 7-day meal plans for vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and gluten-free diet preferences. By using the core principles from his first book, Eating Free, and referencing his second book Peruvian Power Foods, Villacorta proves to his readers that they can successfully follow a super-health weight-loss plan, easily gain the skill in cooking from scratch, dine with elegance, and reduce everyday stress.

Among the myriad of recipes offered in Whole Body Reboot, here is a sample:

Day 1: Red Reboot
Red represents energy, strength, power and courage, according to color psychology. Red fruits and vegetables are rich in lycopene and anthocyanins, powerful phyto-chemicals that possess the characteristic red pigment. Lycopene and anthocyanins are linked with:

• Reduced risk of certain cancers
• Heart, lung, and urinary tract health
• Improved memory
• Ability to ward off infection

Ingredients for 1 Serving

1 ½ cups Strawberries, fresh or frozen
½ cup Tomato
½ cup Cooked Beets
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 teaspoon Camu Camu powder*
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup Coconut water
20-25g protein, Protein powder (rice, pea, or whey)

*Note: Camu Camu is a Peruvian super food that provides therapeutic levels of vitamin C in its natural form. Refer to Appendix C to find where to buy camu camu. If you choose not to purchase camu camu, skip this ingredient. Another great alternative to include a Peruvian super food with Camu Camu is to add a shot of youthH2O.

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add tap water until it reaches the desired consistency.

Note: if making the smoothie the night before, the chia seeds will absorb some of the water and it could thicken the smoothie. No worries; just add more tap water the next day and shake or stir the smoothie to the desired consistency.

Per Serving: Kcal 349, Protein 31g, Carb 48g, Fat 5g, Sodium 327mg, Dietary Fiber 15g
Daily Value: Fiber 58%, Vit C 1429%, Vit A 18%, Vit D 0%, Calcium 20%, Iron 47%

Recipe may be reprinted with the following credit: Recipe from Whole Body Reboot by Manuel Villacorta / HCI Books/December 2014 – ISBN: 9780757318214

About Manuel Villacorta:

Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.
— Manuel Villacorta

Registered Dietitian. Educator. Author. Speaker. Spokesperson.

A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience as a nutritionist, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012) and Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Super foods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013).

Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.

His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online. Manuel is a compelling, charismatic speaker.

Manuel has acted as a media representative for food companies such as Foster Farms, Eggland’s Best “California Latino 5-A-Day Program” and “Got Milk.” He is now the chief of public relations and spokesperson for the Pichuberry Company.

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