Patti La Belle and Vincenza Snow, MD, FACP Senior Medical Director, US Medical Affairs Lead, Pfizer Vaccines Prevnar 13 Franchise Medical Lead. Discuss why its so important for Baby Boomers and above to protect their health especially against Pneumococcal Pneumonia.
Entertainer, author and entrepreneur Patti LaBelle, aka the Godmother of Soul, is best known for countless hits including New Attitude, If You Only Knew, and Lady Marmalade. What’s even more impressive: after a career spanning more than 50 years, she’s still belting out songs and shows no signs of slowing down. Staying healthy is crucial for Patti—and not just because of her career. It’s a big part of who she is and helps her do what she wants to do at this point in her life.
Entertainer, author and entrepreneur Patti LaBelle, aka the Godmother of Soul, is best known for countless hits including New Attitude, If You Only Knew, and Lady Marmalade. What’s even more impressive: after a career spanning more than 50 years, she’s still belting out songs and shows no signs of slowing down.
Dr. Snow is a general internist with special interests in adult immunization, evidence-based guideline development, clinical policy, medical education, performance measurement, and practice-based quality improvement. She has served on many national committees and policy bodies such as the CDC ACIP Evidence-based Recommendations Work Group, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Evidence-based Guidelines, the provider workgroup (former chair) of the CDC/AMA Influenza Summit, liaison to the USPSTF of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance, among many others.
MICHAEL KAISER Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance and PRINCESS YOUNG – Program Lead for National Awareness Programs in the Cyber security Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C) discuss National Security Awareness Month.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicks off on October 1st and this year, there is a stronger global focus on cybersecurity. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance co-founded and now lead NCSAM, which is a massive global effort to educate millions of internet users about the importance of online safety and security. Everyone has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and trusted internet. Both the general public and organizations of all sizes must work together to improve awareness of the basic steps to stay safer and more secure online. NCSAM 2017 will remind all digital citizens that online safety and security is a “shared global responsibility.” focus on the digital safety challenges facing consumers and businesses and share actionable tips and user-friendly resources. Each week will highlight a different theme designed to raise awareness across a range of topics.
Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved TV personalities of her generation. While her fans know her for iconic sitcoms, such as Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, many may not know she has chronic idiopathic urticaria, or CIU, a form of chronic hives with no known cause.
October 1 has been set aside as World Urticaria Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the condition among patients, healthcare providers, public officials and the media. When Vicki was diagnosed with CIU, she quickly realized that reliable public information about the condition was very limited. She decided to share her story and become the face of CIU & You, an ongoing national educational program for people impacted by CIU.
The program, developed in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and made possible by Novartis and Genentech, aims to empower patients to take charge of their condition by having a meaningful dialogue with their doctor about managing their CIU.
Approximately 1.5 million Americans are living with CIU, which is characterized by hives that occur spontaneously without an identifiable cause and reoccur for six weeks or more. CIU can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms, which include red, itchy hives on the skin, can come and go for many months or even years.