It is fitting that Robert Rivenbark’s award-winning speculative science fiction novel is the first book to ever be reviewed by AI avatars. In Robert’s world, the narrative revolves around a speculative view of our future and the place AI holds within it. His fascination with speculative fiction is deeply rooted in his concern about the future of humanity. His exploration of AI was natural extension of his interest in VR. AI Book reviews raise a number of interesting questions: · How are the AI avatars generated?· Are book liner notes used to provide a baseline for avatars?· How is the software prompted to generate the reviews? View the AI reviews at https://henryroipr.com/2023/05/10/the-cloud-by-robert-rivenbark-2/ “Some media pundits predict that AI will obsolete and annihilate humanity,” author Rivenbark stated. “In fact, the greater danger lies in an authoritarian regime pairing AI with virtual reality and subjecting humanity to a previously unimaginable state of mental, spiritual, and political slavery. As a species, we must choose whether to use AI as a beneficial tool that can create good things such as my AI avatar book review tour—or allow the greedy, corrupt, and power mad to enslave us with it. There’s reason for hope. As I dramatize in my novel , the human spirit always rises up against such oppression. That fight helps us evolve toward a more enlightened state of being. It’s the kiln in which our souls are forged,” Rivenbark continued. was published by Story Merchant Books, $12.99 softcover. Enjoy Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn’s enlightened discussion with Robert Rivenbark.
Laura Widney is the visionary behind Soaak Technologies, a healthtech company dedicated to transforming well-being through innovative digital solutions. As the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Soaak, Laura brings her passion for personal growth, holistic wellness, and the power of sound frequencies to the forefront. With a deep understanding of the transformative potential of mind-body connections, Laura has curated a range of scientifically proven therapies to help individuals reduce stress, increase energy, and achieve optimal vitality. Drawing from her own experiences and journey towards holistic well-being, Laura is committed to empowering individuals to unlock their full potential and lead happier, healthier lives. Laura joins Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
DELTRIUM REDEFINES DELTA-8 WITH THEIR PREMIUM, QUALITY-TESTED LINE OF ‘GUMMIES FOR GROWN-UPS’ AND DOSING TECHNOLOGY TO TAILOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL’S EXPERIENCE Deltrium is on a mission to provide individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the world of THC with confidence. With a unique blend of different cannabinoids, Deltrium is the only THC purveyor in the market to provide independently lab-tested gummies, combined with an algorithm for optimal dosing and the groundbreaking DeltriumDividerTM for precise consumption. Premium products for the grown-up gummy user. Martin Andelman, CEO of Deltrium, visits with Mark Alyn.
“Authenticity is key on the path to wholeness. On the journey from our head to our heart we unravel the truth, leave all social propaganda and life-limiting programming behind, and become who we really are. Tuning in means touching and healing one heart at a time and connecting hearts one after the other. There is no fakeness in the heart. With the Lovetuner®, and the miracle frequency of 528 Hz we can change the world.” -Sigmar Berg You’ll hear more about Sigmar’s beliefs and nearly life-long quest as he speaks with Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn about and the Lovetuner ® in which he shares his personal spiritual path as a celestial instrument.
As women age, many health issues can be overlooked-- largely because they go undiscussed. Dr. Dana Cohen, a respected physician, author and authority in women's health is here to help us break the silence on the most important health challenges for women over the age of 40-- and she wants men to be an important part of normalizing these conversations for their partners. Talking Points: Dr. Dana Cohen, a nationally renowned internal and integrative medicine specialist whose multi-disciplinary approach has helped transform the lives of many women using a variety of conventional and complementary therapies will shine a spotlight on important, but often overlooked health issues that matter most to women aged 40+ and their partners who want to support them, but don’t know how: • Misconceptions in Menopause • "Menopause Starts in Your 50s": Some believe menopause begins in the late 50s, but it can actually start in the late 40s or earlier. Additionally, understanding when perimenopause ends and menopause officially begins can empower women to seek timely medical advice and support. • "All Women Experience Severe Symptoms": Menopause symptoms vary widely, and not all women experience severe hot flashes, mood swings, or night sweats. Lifestyle and nutrition choices can help reduce the severity of these symptoms. • "Menopause Means the End of Intimacy": Many people believe that menopause signals the end of a satisfying sex life. The truth is that it's a transition and not a stop sign for intimacy, and there are ways to maintain a healthy and comfortable sex life during this stage in life, which can be both informative and reassuring. • Hidden Viral and Cancer Risks • Safe Sex Practices Still Matter: While women may assume that the risk of STDs diminishes with age, the importance of safe sex practices and regular STD testing is crucial. Potential consequences of untreated STDs can lead to life-threatening diagnosis like cervical cancer. • Regular Screening Remains Essential: Many women may think that they no longer need cervical cancer screenings after a certain age, such as Pap smears and HPV tests, which are essential as cervical cancer is a lifelong risk. Early detection can lead to prevention and peace of mind. • HPV Doesn't Discriminate by Age: Contrary to popular belief, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can affect women of all ages, including those aged 40 and above and vaccination alone may not protect you. Additionally, women should note that they can be infected by HPV early in life and not know it because high-risk HPV (the cancer causing kind) has no symptoms and can lie dormant until the immune system begins to decline. At that point, the immune system can no longer suppress the infection and it can resurface, manifesting as cervical cancer or one of the five other HPV-related cancers. It should not be assumed that someone's partner has been cheating and is the cause of a new HPV diagnosis. Boosting your immune system is vital to clearing infections and potentially preventing cervical cancer. Recent studies have highlighted a concerning increase in cervical cancer cases from human papillomavirus (HPV), prompting a call for proactive measures. Amid these findings, a breakthrough in the battle against HPV has emerged. Two studies published in the Frontiers in Oncology journal have showcased the potential of AHCC supplementation to bolster the immune system's ability to clear high-risk HPV infections more swiftly than conventional methods. AHCC has also been studied for its effectiveness with supporting a strong immune system during cold and flu season and against the COVID-19 virus, so for all my patients, I recommend AHCC as part of their daily supplement regimen for ongoing protections against multiple threats to the immune system. • Uncomfortable Bedroom Conversations • Vaginal Dryness and Discomfort: This is a common issue that can affect women as they age, however it's a natural part of aging and can be addressed with various treatments, such as moisturizers, lubricants, or non-invasive medical interventions. • No Being “In the Mood”: Many women experience changes in their sexual desire as they age, which can be concerning for both partners. Changes in libido are normal and can be influenced by various factors, including hormonal shifts and stress. However, there are ways to maintain intimacy to strengthen relationships. • Pelvic Weakness and Pain: Pelvic health concerns, such as discomfort or urinary incontinence during intimacy, can be embarrassing to discuss, but are essential for overall well-being. Certain exercises and new therapies can improve pelvic health and enhance comfort in the bedroom.
November is recognized as National Family Caregivers Month, which is an important part of the Parkinson's Foundation efforts to honor the contributions of the 65 million people in the U.S. who care for a loved one who is aging or living with a chronic condition like Parkinson's disease (PD). We have a special interview with John L. Lehr, President and CEO of the non-profit Parkinson’s Foundation, and Gil Kim, who is the primary care partner for his wife, Gina, who was diagnosed with PD in 2011. John L. Lehr leads the Parkinson's Foundation as president & chief executive officer. He has nearly three decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience, with a strong focus in the voluntary healthcare and medical research sectors. John played a key role in merging two legacy Parkinson’s organizations into the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2017. Since joining the Foundation, fundraising revenue has grown each year by double digits, allowing the Foundation to greatly expand its mission programs. John led the efforts to open 17 regional chapters to better serve local Parkinson’s communities. These developments and other initiatives have allowed the Foundation to earn a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, and to be named to the 2020 list of Best Places to Work by The Non-Profit Times. During his tenure at the Foundation, John has overseen several major initiatives including:__ __During his time with the Foundation, he has directed more than $30 million in research and clinical grants for promising Parkinson’s disease studies. In advocating for the PD community, John recognizes the importance of expanding community services and resources that are offered for free, notably extended hours and Spanish-language capabilities for the Helpline, which receives thousands of calls each year. John earned his BA and MA in History from Villanova University. From 1990-1991, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. PARKINSON’S ADVOCATE & CAREGIVER GIL KIM is the primary care partner for his wife, Gina, who was diagnosed with PD in 2011. A 40-year Veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers, Gil has worked tirelessly to build a PD infrastructure in their home state of Mississippi that benefits rural residents of the state. Gil also serves on the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council https://www.parkinson.org/about-us/leadership/parkinsons-advisory-council, striving to improve the quality of life for his wife, people with PD, and their care partners.
LEARN HOW TO HELP THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HONORTHE VETERANS, LIVING OR DECEASED, FOR... When we think of U.S. military veterans, we often imagine those who saw combat overseas, but just as relevant and heroic are those who served in other capacities, including Uniformed Public Health Officers and those who were deployed to respond during a natural disaster or public health crisis. The Commissioned Corp of the U.S. Public Health Service is one of eight uniformed services. Founded more than 200 years ago, its members play a critical role in protecting our nation’s health in all 50 states and overseas. MONICA MOHINDRA, Director of the Veterans History Project, joins Mark Alyn to discuss how the VHP is actively seeking stories from these veterans with oral history interviews, original photographs, letters and other corresondence to be archived and made accessible for future generations. — COLLECTING, PRESERVING & MAKING ACCESSIBLE FIRSTHAND RECOLLECTIONS OF U.S. MILITARY VETERANS WHO SERVED FROM WWI THROUGH TODAY AUDIO & VIDEO-RECORDED ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS, UNPUBLISHED MEMOIRS AND COLLECTIONS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, LETTERS, DIARIES/JOURNALS, ARTWORK AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS— VETERANS FROM ALL BRANCHES AND RANKS WHO SERVED AT ANY POINT ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT— VHP ACTIVELY SEEKS COMMISSIONED CORPS VETERAN’S ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS, ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, LETTERS & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE VHP Director, MONICA MOHINDRA, has worked for more than 15 years with the Project. She has coordinated major initiatives with Members of Congress, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS, Ken Burns/ Florentine Films, the HISTORY Channel, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, among others. Energized by the large collections development initiatives which enable exploring new audiences and new participation in the Project, the most meaningful part of her work is helping uncover and shed light on the individual personal stories of US veterans.
Each October 28th, National First Responders Day provides a poignant reminder of the bravery displayed daily by paramedics, firefighters, police, EMTs, emergency managers, and other public safety professionals who put their lives on the line to protect others. Verizon Frontline is the advanced network built over 30 years of working with these first responders hand-in-hand on the front lines. Verizon Frontline President MAGGIE HALLBACH joins Mark Alyn to talk about how important it is to recognize and honor those who help keep our communities safe. Plus, learn important information about how direct feedback from first responders is helping shape the ways in which Verizon Frontline supports public safety agencies across the country, including an overview of the RESULTS OF THE THIRD-ANNUAL VERIZON FRONTLINE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY. — HOW 5G IS IMPACTING EMERGENCY RESPONSE NATIONWIDEADVANCED NETWORK AND TECHNOLOGY BUILT TO MEET THE UNIQUE AND EVOLVING NEEDS OF FIRST RESPONDERS DEALING WITH ALL TYPES OF EMERGENCIESTHE VERIZON FRONTLINE CRISIS TEAM HAS ALREADY RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 1,400 COMMUNICATION SUPPORT REQUESTS FROM NEARLY 750 FEDERAL, STATE, & LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES THIS YEAR. Maggie Hallbach is the President of Verizon Frontline, the advanced network built for first responders on the front lines and the #1 network choice in public safety. She is also the Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Verizon, leading the team of professionals dedicated to partnering with Verizon’s federal, state, local, education, and public safety customers to deliver innovative technology solutions and services.
So much of our lives are connected to our financial well-being that it’s impossible to separate the two. Last year, Edelman Financial Engines launched a new podcast – EVERYDAY WEALTH – a weekly show that explores this dynamic intersection of life, money, and the many decisions attached to a dollar. A groundbreaking study, was also launched, to help explore these important money matters and gain insights into how people form opinions and make decisions relative to their own financial values and goals. Now, Edelman Financial Engines will share key findings from the second edition of the study – – continuing to uncover the ways people engage with their wealth so they can take better control of their financial well-being.EVERYDAY WEALTH host JEAN CHATZKY, who is best known as the financial editor of TODAY for 25 years, and JASON VAN DE LOO, a Chief Client Officer of Edelman Financial Engines will be on hand to discuss the study this year. — WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE “WEALTHY” TODAY?— HOW ARE PERSONAL FINANCE ISSUES CONTRIBUTING TO GRAY DIVORCE?— HOW IS SOCIAL MEDIA FOMO IMPACTING FINANCIAL DECISIONS?— WHAT’S WORRYING PEOPLE MOST ABOUT THE ECONOMY? SPOKESPERSONS BIOS: JEAN CHATZKY – Aside from hosting , Jean is the CEO of HerMoney Media, a company focused on leveling the financial playing field for women. Jean has been the financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP. She appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She's an award-winning journalist and a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.JASON VAN DE LOO – Van de Loo is Executive VP & Co-Chief Client Officer at Edelman Financial Engines. As a chief client officer, Jason is responsible for driving client centricity and growth for the firm. The Client Team unifies more than 1,000 client-facing planners, advisors and team members who serve America’s largest employers, their employees and individual wealth management clients.
Staying healthy and vibrant is the main theme behind Supplyside West (October 23 - 27 in Las Vegas). Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content for SupplySide, shares insider information about this upcoming industry event including sustainability and the latest science. From nutrition to supplements, the latest research about staying healthy and more, SupplySide is packed with information that helps people live better lives.
Each October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month provides a timely reminder that criminals are trying to steal information and money from small businesses and their customers. Cybercrime u on the rise, and 60% of small businesses that experience a cyberattack go out of business within 6 months. That’s why it’s important to take proactive measures to protect data (and your business) from criminals. Cybersecurity expert MIKE CARALIS of VERIZON BUSINESS jins Mark Alyn to offer essential tips for keeping small businesses safe from criminals. Learn how to implement cybersecurity practices, bolster cyber hygiene, and safeguard against threats. Plus, see the new technology, solutions and resources now available to help small businesses protect themselves.
Extreme weather phenomena such as destructive storms, heatwaves, or blizzards strain on the electric grid. For National Preparedness Month, we are reminding families to proactively prepare for potential disasters, some of which might lead to extended power outages. MATT BLASHAW, HGTV host and homebuilding expert, partners with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), to share tips to safeguard your home and family before an extended power outage. Matt will share his own experience of living without power after a tornado caused a power outage in his community. This is an important reminder for your viewers during National Preparedness Month, and as the Fall and Winter seasons quickly approach. __ ____ __ SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Blashaw is a home improvement expert and former HGTV and DIY Network T.V. host. The Kansas City resident is building his construction business while raising a family. He has earned the distinct privilege of being named in the country’s top 1% of real estate agents, surpassing $100M in sales, and has a new show on HGTV called "Build it Forward."
Each year, people lose an average of 15.5 hours of sleep during the summer (about 10 minutes a night). It happens for a variety of reasons, including a leisurely pace of life, traveling more, spending more time outside, less structured routines and fewer obligations. The adjustment from summer’s slower pace to the more hectic fall and back-to-school season can be challenging.Sleep Specialist DR. SHELBY HARRIS is teaming up with NATROL – a leading sleep, mood and stress brand – to share some timely sleep strategies to get sleep patterns back to normal. Learn simple ways to inspire quality rest by supporting a healthy sleep routine, including melatonin basics. Dr. Harris will dig into the key tips consumers need to know about using melatonin supplements so they can be more informed. Learn valuable strategies to get sleep back on track and how to get ready for rest with education and insights to support a healthy sleep routine – including melatonin. Dr. Harris visits with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health. .— THE IMPORTANCE OF VISUAL & SENSORY HARMONYHOW TO GET SLEEP BACK ON TRACK GRADUALLY AND CONSISTENTLYDRUG-FREE SLEEP AID SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING REST
Carolina Schneider, MS, RD, a registered dietitian known as “Carolina the Green RD” says the farm bill's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formally known as food stamps - provides vital assistance to millions of disadvantaged Americans to ensure that all people have access to nutritious food, however there are some crucial nutrition gaps that demand attention from Congress that voters can elevate to advocate for an updated farm bill to improve SNAP and enhance the program's quality and nutritional offerings for all Americans. Carolina visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of late Night Health. Some points • Why We Need the Farm Bill: The farm bill is a matter of concern when it comes to nutrition because it plays a crucial role in shaping food and agricultural policies in the United States. The bill influences various aspects of our food system, including agricultural production, food access, nutrition programs, and public health. • The farm bill includes provisions for nutrition assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of low-income individuals and families access nutritious food. Changes in funding, eligibility criteria, and program structure within the bill can have direct implications for the food security and well-being of vulnerable populations. • Many children and families are dependent on SNAP benefits so nutritional options should be a top priority. • The Farm Bill can promote or hinder the development of local and regional food systems. By supporting initiatives that increase access to fresh, locally sourced foods, the bill can contribute to healthier diets and stronger local economies.· Add Vitamin D Supplementation: Recent data published since the pandemic clearly highlights the critical role of vitamin D in addressing numerous health concerns. However, to meet therapeutic vitamin D levels of 40-60 ng/ml, SNAP falls short in providing solutions. Something as simple as adding vitamin D3 supplements to SNAP offers recipients a solution to address a range of health challenges faced by families, including preterm births, depression, respiratory infections, asthma, cancer, and chronic diseases like cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. • Sun exposure can be impractical. Especially when we are told to wear sunscreen. • People of color face elevated risk due to melanin blocking vitamin D absorption, making them more susceptible to chronic diseases and COVID-19 complications. • Some individuals may have dietary restrictions or preferences that limit their intake of foods naturally rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), egg yolks, and fortified dairy products (i.e. vegans). This can make it challenging to obtain sufficient vitamin D solely through food sources. • You can easily ask your elected officials of Congress to add vitamin D3 to the farm bill at: www.All4VitaminD.com http://www.all4vitamind.com/ • Shop at Local Independent Grocers and Natural Product Stores: Independent grocery stores and natural product stores can serve as community gathering spaces, fostering a sense of belonging and connection. They may host events on nutrition, provide more personalized advice on nutrition choices, and provide a gathering place for neighbors to interact with one another. • Independent grocers and natural product stores typically prioritize customer service and foster a more personalized shopping experience. They often develop relationships with customers, offering tailored recommendations, addressing specific dietary needs, and providing a more attentive and friendly atmosphere. • Independent grocers and natural product stores often prioritize sourcing products from local farmers, producers, and suppliers. By purchasing from independent grocers, you contribute to the support and sustainability of local food systems, reducing the reliance on long-distance transportation and supporting local agricultural businesses. • You can Google 'Natural Grocers Directory' or 'INFRA Store Directory' to find an independent grocer and natural product store near you.
When parents put a child on a school bus, the expectation is that the young person will arrive safe and ready to learn. Now, with significant funding available through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, there’s never been a better time to prioritize clean and more efficient modes of school transportation. The goal is to replace inefficient gas or diesel-powered buses with safer propane or electric alternatives. TUCKER PERKINS, President/CEO of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, ishares cleaner options for the nation’s school bus fleets, and a study that shows how low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores. We’ll also provide information about school districts using propane buses in your market, and a the unique BetterOurBuses.com http://betterourbuses.com/ program. More than 1.3 million students will ride a propane school bus this year. __ __
Rachel Zemach became Deaf at age ten, and has lived with one foot in both the Deaf and hearing worlds since then. After teaching Deaf students for ten years in a hearing, public school she became more solidified in her Deaf-with-a-capital-D identity. She loved thee job passionately but found it a shockingly, un-necessarily obstacle-laden environment for Deaf students and felt compelled to write a memoir describing it, with the goal of educating hearing people and enacting change. THE BUTTERFLY CAGE came out April 26, 2023 and has gotten strong reviews. As a Deaf person, she doesn’t listen to radio, and had never heard of this show. But when talking with Mark Alyn of Late Night Health she was struck by two things: the passion HE has, when it comes to health issues, and the quick understanding of a person with little knowledge of the Deaf perspective, once they are exposed to it. As an added bonus, Mark wears hearing aids. Reaching hard of hearing people, or “Inbetweeners,” as she calls them, is important to Zemach, because many are less connected to the Deaf community. They are struggling with similar issues to more fully Deaf people, but without access to the support, camaraderie or coping mechanisms Deaf people have and share with each other. Thus, they experience the problems of hearing “loss,” while missing out on its benefits. This is the essence of her book, and of the conversation that transpired here; the beauty and gifts of Deaf culture, even for “hard of hearing” people. It also touched on language deprivation, the innocent but harmful mind-set that leads hearing people (including administrators) to assume that speaking, listening devices, and “fitting in” are good goals for Deaf children in public schools, and how that mind-set causes major and often irreparable, life-time problems.
Lauri Quinn Loewenberg is a professional dream analyst and author of the book Dream on It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life. She is best known as "Dream Expert to the stars" and has been featured on hundreds of radio stations across North America and the UK and on national television shows such as The Today Show, Dr. Oz, The View, Good Morning America, Daily Pop on E! and more. Thanks to a series of recurring dreams, she is also a prominent Pin Up Artist and resides in Tampa, FL with her handsome hubby, musical son and her overlord Sigmund the rescue kitty. Lauri visits with Mark Alyn to talk about the meaning of dreams.
What if no one—gay or straight or bi, trans or cis or nonbinary—was “born that way”? In award-winning psychoanalysts AVGI SAKETOPOULOU and ANN PELLEGRINI challenge the argument widely embraced by rights activists and members of the LGBTQ+ community that gender identity is innate and immutable. “There is nothing wrong with being gay, queer, gender nonconforming, or trans, nor is any of these an undesirable or pathological outcome,” Pellegrini stresses. “Genderqueer and sexually diverse individuals can and do live full, pleasurable, exciting lives—which is not to say that they are spared the miseries that befall everyone as part of the human condition. Indeed, trans people and queer people should get to have all the feels, including negative or bad feelings.” With a vision of expanding the narrowminded view and treatment of queer and trans people by analysts and society at large, Ann Pellegrini talks with Mark Alyn about gender identity.
Everyone deserves to die well. By reimagining End of Life Care and helping to plan in advance,Empowered Endings™ enables everyone to do so. This is what Dr. Bob and Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn discuss. This unique, San Diego-headquartered company evolved based on Bob’s 30 years of experience as a physician in emergency medicine, palliative care and hospice and Elizabeth’s expertise in spiritual counseling and medical social work in end of life and grief care. Dr. Bob and Elizabeth’s combined passion for assisting families at this stage of life has evolvedinto the Empowered Endings Collective, currently serving all of Southern California. With fourentities under its umbrella, Empowered Endings has all End of Life needs well covered.
The overwhelming narrative in the U.S. is that caregiving for older adults is a burden to bear and a problem to be solved. In her new book, Positive Caregiving, Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D., offers a different perspective and a practical methodology that combines elements of positive psychology, mindfulness, reminiscence therapy, and lifestyle medicine to help make caregiving and care receiving a more positive and meaningful experience. Dr. Kanter joins Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
STARING BACK AT DOCTORS WHO SAY THE SYMPTOMS ARE NORMAL, BLEEDING THROUGH CLOTHES IN PUBLIC, LOSING BIG CHUNKS OF TIME TO PAIN, AND LIVING WITH UNDIAGNOSED CONDITIONS FOR YEARS–THESE ARE EXPERIENCES I KNOW WELL. ARE THEY FAMILIAR TO YOU? THESE EXPERIENCES ARE COMMON FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE - SOME WILL ENDURE LIFE-ALTERING COMPLICATIONS BECAUSE THEIR CONDITIONS WERE NOT DIAGNOSED QUICKLY. MENTAL HEALTH SUFFERS, RELATIONSHIPS SUFFER, AND THEY ARE LEFT TO BATTLE AGAINST DEBILITATING CONDITIONS WHILE NAVIGATING MISINFORMATION AND BIAS INSIDE A STRESSED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.WE SAW A WAY TO HELP.CAROL JOHNSON FROM UTERINEKIND TALKS WITH MARK ALYN ON THIS EPISODE OF LATE NIGHT HEALTH.
Author, poet and musician Thomas Lane debuts his first novel, , a work of visionary fiction exploring the boundaries of human consciousness against the backdrop of a classic suspense thriller. With a purpose that transcends the genre, Lane expertly weaves the novel’s wider message in a ground-breaking, white-knuckle ride between worlds, as characters set out to make karmic amendments, right wrongs and re-establish the power of choice. Haunted by a nameless guilt, tired of running from his demons, NYPD detective James Early decides to end his life. Taunting an armed suspect into blind fury, he makes himself an easy target. But the bullets fired at point blank range are mysteriously diverted. Born and raised in Connecticut, Thomas Lane is a multi-dimensional artist drawn to spaces where art, spirit, and social justice intersect. He is the author of The Artists’ Manifesto and a catalog of songs, poems, screenplays, novels, and paintings. He also founded The Helen Hudson Foundation, a charitable organization focused on social issues, including homelessness, racism, and the environment. He currently lives with his wife in Rhode Island. Tom joins Mark Alyn for a look at his book.
Kim Cantin and her daughter survived an unimaginable loss. In January of 2018, heavy rainfall combined with deforestation from recent wildfires caused a series of mudflows northwest of the Montectio, California in 2018. The powerful mudslide took the lives of her beloved husband, son, dog and home. Through it all Kim’s love as a mother and wife, her strength, courage and determination got she and her daughter through the physical healing and into the years-long search for the remains of her teenage son. Kim talks with Mark Alyn on this episdoe of Late Night Health.
Here’s a way you can jumpstart a good mood for Mental Health Awareness Month: By immersing yourself in Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (open in major cities throughout the country), which features some of the artist’s most famous spring paintings like Almond Blossoms, Fishing in Spring, and other iconic paintings like flowering orchard, sunflowers and irises. Changing your mindset and environment can help, and ironically from an artist who suffered severe undiagnosed mental problems before taking his own life. John Zaller shares the history of mental health problems Van Gogh endured throughout his career, including his lifestyle choices that contributed to these, as well as his enormous willpower, resilience and perseverance traits that propelled him to keep on painting, even during the most difficult periods in his life. John Zaller, Executive Producer, Exhibition Hub visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health.
Dr. Gail Gazelle, MD https://www.gailgazelle.com/, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, renowned physician coach and author of her new upcoming book, “ Visits with Mark Alyln. Our topic tonight is a pressing phenomenon making national and international headlines: the 'Great Resignation' that's causing disruption across various industries, particularly healthcare.
Hiring a consultant or agency can cost tens of thousands of dollars, effectively leaving out small businesses owners who are priced out of taking advantage of this resource. Instead of leaving these businesses out to fail, this tech company asked, why not have a single place where small business owners can meet with pre-vetted consultants who are specialized in the areas that they need help most? Meet technology company, Sobo. Robert Burke, CEO of Sobo, visits with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health.
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Lowering Drug Costs with Health Insurance Regulations Has Overwhelming Bipartisan Support - Voters Strongly Favor Policies that Hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers Accountable and Provide Value* A new national poll https://www.pbmaccountability.org/ finds that a majority of likely voters overwhelmingly support policies that regulate health insurance middlemen companies known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), requiring them to provide more value and help lower drug costs. PBMs act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and patients’ health plans who – instead of lowering drug costs as they initially promised – take advantage of the healthcare system to increase their revenues at the expense of local pharmacies, taxpayers and patients. Three PBM companies control 75% of the market. The poll, conducted by the bipartisan polling team of Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research, found that 84% of likely voters say it’s important or very important to have rules that require PBMs to provide value and lower drug costs for consumers. Respondents said they want elected officials to take on the issue of regulating PBMs, with 73% saying it should be a high or top priority for Congress and their state legislatures. What’s more, 72% say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports regulating PBMs. Mark Blum, Executive Director of America’s Agenda: Health Care for All. joins Mark Alyn for a look at lowering prescription costs.
Just in time for Arbor Day, the Arbor Day Foundation is renewing its efforts to plant 500 million trees. The organization celebrates the power of trees to oxygenate the planet, purify water and air, lower city temperatures, provide habitat, nurture the soul, and provide essential food sources. A new national survey shows that 94 percent of Americans believe trees are good for the planet. Plus, nearly 9 out of 10 say now is a critical time to replant our nation’s forest. We have a special interview with DAN LAMBE, who is the CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest non-profit member organization dedicated to planting trees. He visits with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health. Lambe is available to discuss how trees and forests are the number one nature-based solution for reversing the negative effects of a changing climate. He will explain why ‘If ever there was a time to be planting trees, that time is now.’ This renewed campaign comes on the heels of Earth Day and in celebration of Arbor Day 2023. Plus, find out how a global movement to plant trees is gaining momentum, learn about the need to act on a massive scale and plant millions of trees today to have a measurable and lasting impact on billions of lives tomorrow. __ __ SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Lambe is CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization founded in 1972. Under Dan’s leadership, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. During his 17 years with the Foundation, he has led the development of innovative programs that expand the organization’s global reach, including international forest restoration efforts and the most recent Tree Cities of the World program. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, the Arbor Day Foundation has helped to plant almost 500 million trees in cities and forests in more than 50 countries. For more information visit arborday.org. #arborday