W4Cy & W4Vet 12/07/2017

Clay Walker is our first guest today he is a Multi Platinum selling Country Music Artist He joins us today to bring us up to date on his latest projects and to celebrate the important role of Caregivers for those with Chronic Diseases. Two decades ago, Clay Walker was diagnosed with and Incurable Neurological Disease-Relasping –Remiting Multiple Sclerosis.  Walker to share an Update on his life, Music Career, Family and his disease    Multi-Platinum selling country star Clay Walker is a true fan favorite with a devoted legion of followers across the country. He is best known for his 11 No. 1 hit singles including “What’s It To You,” “Live Until I Die,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “If I Could Make A Living.” Walker has sold over 11 million albums and has four RIAA Platinum and two Gold certified albums under his belt. He is gearing up to release his 12th studio album in 2017, his first new album in six years. When Walker is not in Nashville recording music, farming, gardening and riding his horses, he can be found spending time with his children or touring the country performing for sold-out crowds. For more information, visit www.claywalker.com.


Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD, is an infectious disease physician at National Jewish Health. Dr. Kasperbauer is in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer will provide educational insights about NTM lung disease in order to alert patients with COPD about the risks of NTM including the signs and symptoms of the condition.




Angela Brice-Smith, is a spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), she will discuss everything you need to know about the Medicare Open Enrolment periodAngela Brice-Smith is the Deputy Consortium Administrator for Dallas and Atlanta Regional offices. In collaborative partnership with the Consortium Administrator for Quality Improvement and Survey & Certification Operations (CQISCO), Angela guides field implementation of CMS goals and objectives for quality improvement and quality assurance in the thirteen states that fall under her jurisdiction. Angela reports directly to the CQISCO Consortium Administrator, Dr. Renard Murray and also provides executive leadership and direction to the Associate Consortium Administrators in the Atlanta and Dallas Regional Offices. For more information go to Medicare.gov


Adina Renee Adler – Sr. Director of Government Relations and International Affairs for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Ms. Adler discusses China’s intentions and what they mean to recycling.

Adina joined ISRI in December 2016. Prior to ISRI, Adina was Director of Global Government Affairs for Alcoa/Arconic and International Government Relations Advisor for Shell Oil Company, both based in Washington, to advise business leaders on trends in U.S. trade and international policy.  Adina also served in the U.S. Government as Director for South Asia in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, both assignments responsible for U.S. commercial and trade policy with the countries of South Asia.  Adina has a B.A. from The George Washington University and M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  Adina is a proud fan of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs stemming from her upbringing in suburban Chicago, but she is now a confirmed Washingtonian along with her husband and 11-year-old daughter .For more information please visit: www.isri.org

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WSKY 1230AM WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 11/25/2017

Our first guest Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD will discuss the Topic: This Thanksgiving Make Sure Your Parents’ 2018 Medicare Part D Plan Is the One That’s Best for Them — Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7th. Gathering with family this Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to give thanks, but it’s also a great time to review 2018 Medicare plan offerings with your loved ones to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. Medicare Part D plans offerings (which cover prescription medications) change each year, so it’s important to re-evaluate plans during Open Enrollment to make sure your parents and loved ones have access to their medications in 2018.

Becky Rabbitt is a Medicare Part D expert with Express Scripts. Rebecca will offer tips on how to make the most of the Thanksgiving holiday to help seniors in your family explore and choose the right Medicare Part D plan for their prescription and budget needs. With Open Enrollment ending December 7, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers still have time to learn what they could be doing to make the right choice for them and their family. Becky Rabbit will offer helpful resources, including:

Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD, has played an integral role in the development of Express Scripts’ Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and suite of Medicare services and solutions for clients. As vice president, Medicare solutions, she leads the team responsible for helping health plans implement effective pharmacy management solutions for their Medicare and Medicaid populations. Her knowledge of CMS guidelines helps clients improve their CMS Star Ratings.

Rebecca holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has completed a clinical residency at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. For more information go to www.roadmapformedicare.com and www.medicare.gov.


Our second guest today is Peter Toth, MD, PhD,Director, Preventive Cardiology, CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL and Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine. He will discuss the New Study Presented at American Heart Association Meeting Identify High Triglycerides as a Heart Disease Risk Patients who have their bad cholesterol (LDL-C) well-controlled are still at risk for heart attack, stroke and death.

Dr. Toth has authored and coauthored over two hundred twenty publications in medical and scientific journals and textbooks. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Year in Lipid Disorders (Atlas Publishing, Oxford, UK) and an Associate Editor for the Year Book of Endocrinology. He is coeditor with Antonio Gotto of the textbook, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients (Taylor and Francis, New York) with Michael Davidson of Therapeutic Lipidology (Humana, Philadelphia), with Dominic Sica of Current Controversies in Dyslipidemia Management (Atlas Publishing, Oxford), with Kevin Maki of Practical Lipid Management (Wiley-Blackstone, London), with Christopher Cannon of Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care in the Primary Care Setting (Springer Humana, Philadelphia), and Domenic Sica of Clinical Challenges in Hypertension vols I and II (Clinical Publishing, Oxford, UK). He has lectured on many topics in cardiovascular medicine throughout the United States. For more information go to the www.americanheartassociation.org

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W4Cy & W4VET 10-26-2017

Our guests today are Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP: Pediatrician and author  and Ashley Dombkowski, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and CEO of BEFORE Brands™, today they are discussing  Children’s Food Allergies. 



 Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP: Pediatrician and author Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson is a prominent advocate of evidence-based medicine and prevention. She has been working to revolutionize health communications by using social and digital media to bridge the gap between parents and doctors. Dr. Swanson founded Digital Health at Seattle Children’s in 2013, leading a team in innovation by testing and creating new digital tools to leverage the wisdom of patients, families and providers. A graduate in Psychology from Kenyon College, Dr. Swanson earned an MD and MBE (Master’s in Bioethics) at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and completed her residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. As Chief Medical Officer for Before Brands, Dr. Swanson is leading efforts to foster conversations around the importance of early and consistent inclusion of potential allergens in the diet. She is an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communications and Media, is on the Board of Advisors for Parents magazine, and is a platinum fellow on the board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and is a practicing pediatrician with The Everett Clinic. Her first book, Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in March, 2014 and is a Gold Award Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards.



Ashley Dombkowski, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and CEO of BEFORE Brands™, a consumer-focused product platform focused on health and wellness for parents and families. She has 20 years of experience as an operating executive, entrepreneur, and investor in fields spanning consumer health and life sciences. Her portfolio of innovative biotechnology, medical device, consumer health and HCIT companies has included 23andMe, Adolor, Alnara, BioVitrum, Epizyme, iPierian, Neosil, Nevro, Rigel, Tercica, and Twist. She previously served as a Managing Director with Bay City Capital, a $1.6B venture capital firm, and as Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Operations for 23andMe. Dr. Dombkowski holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rice University and received her B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College. She has been widely quoted in publications ranging from Nature to The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared in media outlets including CNBC, SXSW, and TedMed. She was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2010.  For more information go to SpoonfulOne™ Daily Food Mix-In


Jim Jenkins, CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America, discusses a new survey on Generation Z.  Sodexo Decodes Gen Z with Global Survey of University Students.

Mr,. Jenkins was formerly Division President, Sodexo Universities and oversees a business portfolio with revenue of $1.7 billion and 35,000 employees. Mr. Jenkins has direct supervision of seven regions, led by seven Regional Vice Presidents in the Universities business segment and manages over 400 college and University partnerships. Responsible for growth and the development of his team, the segment provides services in dining, custodial services, grounds, plant operations, maintenance, sports and leisure and independent schools. With over 34 years of experience in the food service industry, Jim began his career with Sodexo in 1984 as a Production Manager at The American University. Over the past 32 years, Jim’s career has progressed from an in Unit Service Manager, Director of Food Service, General Manager, District Manager, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President and Division President. For more information go to Sodexo.com


Dr. Melanie Ross Mills, friendship and relationship expert, and licensed temperament therapist. Dr. Mills discusses Provides Tips on
Why You Should Pay Back Your Friends (and the Best Ways to Do It)

“Dr. Mel” offers relational support through a range of platforms including her Life Bonds™ iTunes Podcast, Life Bonds™ Book Series (The Friendship Bond, The Identity Bond, and The Couples Bond), and Life Bonds™ Workshops. In addition, Dr. Mel offers insight through one-on-one sessions, public speaking engagements, and her social media platforms (@drmelaniermills). Dr. Mel has been described as FOX News Radio’s “go-to” Relationship Expert. She was the recipient of the 2016 Women of Excellence Award for her dedication to young women and espousing the ideals of women of excellence. Dr. Mel has presence on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX networks. You will find her coveted advice, quoted or featured, in publications such as Time, Reader’s Digest, Self, Women’s Health, Brides, Chicago Tribune, Essence, Bravo, Where, Inside Fitness, Park Cities People, Good Life Family Magazine, and more.


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