Monthly Archives: September 2016

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit

Online International Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – A cause I am very proud to say I am contributing to……..
A summit for healthcare practitioners:
Physios, physical therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Breast Surgeons, Oncologists, Radiotherapist, Exercise Physiologists, Mastectomy Prosthesis and Bra fitters, Breast Cancer Navigators, Yoga and Pilates trainers, Clinical Psychologists, Researchers
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Best In Health Radio

December 6th – 11th

Experts from across the world will speak about their work and their findings in the area of breast cancer rehabilitation. Health care professionals and researchers will present their experience with assessments and treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from: breast cancer surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. Understanding and managing barriers to breast cancer rehabilitation will also be addressed by speakers.

This summit will help health care professionals understand the impairments experienced by many patients during breast cancer rehabilitation and learn more about current leading treatments and interventions.

Understanding the breadth of rehabilitation options and practices can help clinics and clinicians to better direct breast cancer survivors to the rehabilitation services that will enhance their recovery.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Online Summit Best In Health Radio
View the presenters for the online summit here:
Register for the Online  Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit and receive:
  • Emails about the summit presenters leading up to the summit.
  • Links to gain free day pass to the online presentations.
  • Email notice of new presentations over 5 days.
  • Purchase option for the entire summit to listen to in your own timeframe.
  • Access to presenter’s post summit masterclass information.

Online Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit Denise StewartDenise Stewart

Organizer of Online International Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit

Denise Stewart is an Occupational Therapist and has provided rehabilitation services to people after breast cancer diagnosis for more than 25yrs.  Denise is a sole practitioner and has created several international projects over the last few years-  Share Cording Protocols project and Mastectomy Scar Assessment Survey.

Developing networks with like minded therapists and sharing information to others working in this field has been wonderful for maintaining creativity in a field where text books and research does not yet offer best treatment and assessment answers.

Watch it on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

Shira Litwack Medical fitness, Corporate wellness, Radio talk show host
Shira Litwack Medical Fitness Professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Corporate wellness Provider Industry expert cancer exercise
Radio talk show host
Health & Fitness Educator

 

Shira Litwack – founder Best In Health Radio & proudly speaker at the conference:

Corporate Health Programs – What an Incredible Way to Make the World A Healthier Happier Place…..so we make them affordable to EVERYONE……Shira@BestInHealthRadio.com

Shira Litwack, Medical fitness professional |Cancer Exercise Specialist|Personal & Corporate Health Coach | Fitness For Disease Recovery| Industry Expert Cancer Exercise| Health and Fitness Professionals’ Educator

Director of International Relations Cancer Exercise Training Institute Master Trainer

Radio talk show host/Guest/Producer Health & Fitness Radio

BSc Psychology & Chemistry| Medical Exercise Specialist|Holistic Nutrition| Addiction Recovery|Total of 18 exercise designations

Articles featured in: ezines, ArticlesInk, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Fitness Clubs of Canada, Medical Fitness Network, Recovery on Water, Willow (Breast Cancer), Sirius XM Doctor Radio, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Cancer Exercise Training Institute,  Urban Poling for Breast Cancer Recovery,

The Many Health Effects of Alcohol

The Many Health Effects of Alcohol – Learning with  4 Health Specialists

Alcohol is the #2 cause of death worldwide.

The effects of alcohol reach every system of the body. Stats courtesy of CDC:

  • 88,000 deaths/year attributed to excessive alcohol use
  • 100,000 persons die each year from alcohol-related causes: drinking and driving crashes, other accidents, falls, fires, alcohol-related homicides and suicides.
  •  Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.
  • Because of the astounding 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, alcohol abuse is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
  • Approximately 7,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 16 take their first drink every day, which is a major problem because those who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption cost the United States $223.5 billion in 2006. This amounts to about $1.90 per drink, or about $746 per person
    • Chronic Disease: High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.
    • Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon.
    • Learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance.
    • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.
    • Social problems, including lost productivity, family problems, and unemployment.
    • Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism.
Effects of Alcohol Best In Health Radio
You don’t have to be an “alcoholic” to suffer from the health effects of alcohol

Alcohol kills tens of thousands yearly consuming health by many insidious routes through out the body. The effects of alcohol are far reaching, operating on many levels. A glass of alcohol a day is NOT good for us, it does not relax us, and yes even a small amount can have numerous, detrimental health effects.

The Many Effects of Alcohol was assembled to bring together health specialists from a number of different perspectives, to educate the public on the facts, and dispel the many myths associated with alcohol consumption. The effects of alcohol start with the very first drink.

Our goal is to educate. Alcohol is justified and rationalized into lives constantly. We all make decisions. Let’s base our decisions on scientific fact, not rumours and here say. One does NOT have to be an “alcoholic” to suffer the many debilitating effects of alcohol.

 Health Effects of Alcohol – our panel:
Health Effects of Alcohol Best In Health Radio
Cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen

 

Castle Connolly and New York Magazine have selected Dr. Andersen as one of New York’s Best Doctors every year since 2010. She speaks extensively on preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease in athletes and in women. Holly Andersen is a medical advisor to the Ladies’ Home Journal. She has been an on-air medical consultant to ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Fox Television Network, The Fox News Channel, The British Broadcasting Company, and MTV.

 

Effects of Alcohol on Best In Health Radio
Dr. Andrew Siegel, Surgical Urologist

Andrew Siegel, M.D. is an honor graduate of Chicago Medical School and completed a residency in urology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He pursued a fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine in voiding dysfunction, incontinence, and female pelvic reconstructive surgery prior to entering private practice. Dr. Siegel is dual board-certified in urology and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro area and Top Doctor New Jersey.

He is passionate about wellness advocacy and educating the community about healthy lifestyle measures. He is the author of many scientific articles and four books: THE KEGEL FIX: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual, and Urinary Health (www.TheKegelFix.com) ; MALE PELVIC FITNESS: Optimizing Sexual & Urinary Health (www.MalePelvicFitness.com), PROMISCUOUS EATING: Understanding and Ending Our Self-Destructive Relationship with Food (www.PromiscuousEating.com), and FINDING YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Health, Wellness, Fitness and Longevity (www.FindingYourOwnFountainofYouth.com).

Health Effects of Alcohol Dr. Jennie Connor on Best in Health Radio
Dr. Jennie Connor Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist

Dr. Jennie Connor,  Chair in Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is a public health physician and epidemiologist, involved in teaching epidemiology, and in research about the health effects of alcohol, injury prevention, and sexual health. She has led two New Zealand studies on the health burden of alcohol in New Zealand, in collaboration with the Global Burden of Disease alcohol group, and is an advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy. In July 2016, Dr. Connor was with us on Best in Health Radio sharing with us the details of her extensive study released in July 2016 …”Alcohol Causes Cancer

 

Michael Diamond Psychiatrist Effects of Alcohol Best In Health RadioDr. Michael Diamond, Psychiatrist: Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Western Pennsylvania Institute and Clinic. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has been listed in the Washingtonian Magazine annual list of top doctors for the past two decases. Dr. Diamond maintains a private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He treats the full spectrum of psychiatric illness using his skills as both a psychopharmacologist and a psychotherapist. His areas of special interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders and psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury. Dr. Diamond has a longstanding interest in meditation and Chinese Medicine. He collaborates with a wide range of Western and non-Western practitioners in the D.C. area. Dr. Diamond is also a poet and has published a poetic translation of The Song of Songs. He is a passionate advocate for finding the spiritual component in his patients’ recovery.

Points of Discussion

  • Understand why the myths of a “glass of wine a day is good for you” is a MYTH
  • The Many ways Alcohol destroys the heart
  • The Realities of Resveratrol……
  • The social dynamics of drinking
  • Alcohol causes cancer
  • 1/3 people die of heart disease, more women die of heart disease than ALL CANCERS combined
  • Younger women and heart disease
  • “Holiday Heart” Binge drinking over the holidays
  • Alcohol and the Liver….fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, liver scarring, scar tissue
  • Alcohol  and sexual function, “Brewer’s Droop”, reproductive hormones, testosterone levels, Urinary frequency
  • Alcohol – NOT a good anti anxiety drug
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Alcohol and sleep disruptions, REM sleep,
  • Alcohol and cognitive impairment
  • The harm of the alcohol can be even greater on those people around them
  • personal and social damage
  • fetal alcohol syndrome

 

 

Watch it on Youtube:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bnWjM6vZSo

Shira Litwack Medical fitness, Corporate wellness, Radio talk show host
Shira Litwack Medical Fitness Professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Corporate wellness Provider Industry expert cancer exercise
Radio talk show host

Corporate Health Programs – What an Incredible Way to Make the World A Healthier Happier Place…..so we make them affordable to EVERYONE……Shira@BestInHealthRadio.com

Shira Litwack, Medical fitness professional |Cancer Exercise Specialist|Personal & Corporate Health Coach | Fitness For Disease Recovery| Industry Expert Cancer Exercise| Health and Fitness Professionals’ Educator

Director of International Relations Cancer Exercise Training Institute Master Trainer

Radio talk show host/Guest/Producer Health & Fitness Radio

BSc Psychology & Chemistry| Medical Exercise Specialist|Holistic Nutrition| Addiction Recovery|Total of 18 exercise designations

Shira@BestInHealthRadio.com

 

Myeloma Canada Patient Database

Introducing the Myeloma Canada Patient Database

On Thursday, September 1st, 2016 the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN)  launched  the first-ever Canadian Multiple Myeloma National Database. The database is unique in that it was created in collaboration with Canadians living with multiple myeloma and insights from over 20 frontlines myeloma researchers and clinicians across Canada.

Why a database?

The MCRN Canadian Multiple Myeloma Database will help inform current Canadian benchmarks for successes in treatment therapies using real world Canadian evidence

-Dr. Chris Venner, Chair, MCRN Canadian Multiple Myeloma Database

Myeloma Canada patient database on Best In Health RadioThis is a milestone moment in the support of people living with one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. A growing cancer that tends to impact a 60+ audience; each day in Canada, 7 people learn they have multiple myeloma. It’s estimated 2,700 Canadians are living with multiple myeloma – over half of these Canadians will die this year.

 

Our guests today:

  1. Dr. Donna Reece, Director of Program for Multiple Myeloma and Related Diseases at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto. Dr. Reece is currently the chair of the Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials Group of the National Cancer Institute of Canada
  2. Myeloma Canada, Aldo Del Col on Best in Health RadioAldo Del Col, Co-founder of Myeloma Canada in 2005. Diagnosed with multiple Myeloma in 2002 at a younger age of 48, Mr. Del Col has been focused on establishing the organization as the voice of Canadian Myeloma Community. More recently, he co-founded the Myeloma Canada Research Network (MCRN) to accelerate the advancement of Canadian Myeloma research. contact@myeloma.ca
  3. Norma Lindner, Chair Halton -Peel Myeloma Support Group. Norma was diagnosed in 2012. She was seeing her doctor for anemia, and shares her story how it was discovered she had multiple myeloma.
The Goal of the Myeloma Canada Research Network Database:
  • Evaluate the outcomes of Multiple Myeloma patients in Canada
  • Identify the strengths and challenges in management of Canadian Multiple Myeloma patients
  • Understand the different regional needs to provide adequate care
  • Understand the outcomes of the novel therapeutics strategies
  • Support the development of centres of excellence for Multiple Myeloma Research

Major points of Conservation:

  • Blood tests: antibody levels, serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP), protein levels
  • No apparent etiology for myeloma
  • How the Myeloma Canada database will help physicians and patients with multiple myeloma
  • Making research treatments available in more remote areas, providing guidelines
  • Educating front line physicians to test for myeloma in a more efficient, expeditious way
  • Made in Canada treatments
  • Derailing the potential development of myeloma
  • Symptoms Bone damage, vertebral compression fracture (VCF), back pain, cold sores, anemia, osteopenia, bone lesions, bone marrow biopsy
  • stem cell transplant
  • The role of Myeloma Canada, research
  • Advocacy for treatment funding,  Provincial health plans & private drug plans, funding new drugs
  • Living longer with Myeloma
  • Canada’s research on multiple myeloma
  • Managing yourself in the medical system, knowing how to be your own advocate
  • Exercise and myeloma, physical activity and lifestyle,  the new normal….not living life fully consumed by the myeloma, living life to the fullest!
  • The mental and spiritual of exercise, pride, accomplishment
  • Speaking to your physician about exercise and physical activity

 

Shira Litwack Medical fitness, Corporate wellness, Radio talk show host
Shira Litwack Medical Fitness Professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Corporate wellness Provider Industry expert cancer exercise
Radio talk show host

Corporate Health Programs – What an Incredible Way to Make the World A Healthier Happier Place…..so we make them affordable to EVERYONE……Shira@BestInHealthRadio.com

Shira Litwack, Medical fitness professional |Cancer Exercise Specialist|Personal & Corporate Health Coach | Fitness For Disease Recovery| Industry Expert Cancer Exercise| Health and Fitness Professionals’ Educator

Director of International Relations Cancer Exercise Training Institute Master Trainer

Radio talk show host/Guest/Producer Health & Fitness Radio

BSc Psychology & Chemistry| Medical Exercise Specialist|Holistic Nutrition| Addiction Recovery|Total of 18 exercise designations

Myeloma Canada on Best in Health Radio