W4Cy & W4VET 3/22/2018

Our first guest is Cynthia Fabian, Literary Expert and Author. She is a writer and author of six books, living the quiet life in Venice, Florida.  She is a retired teacher of English and ELL, she has a passion for helping children learn.

Working in the inner city of New York, she found her mission to write children’s books. Her reason for writing The Counting Game is one that was important as 7% of the student population has dyscalculia.  So, it is the first book of its kind addressing a serious issue in a humorous way. Cynthia is a ghostwriter finding a way to help many people who wish to tell their stories. For more information go to her website at fabianwriter.com

 

Our first guest is March is Dr. Doug Robertson MD, MPH, Chief, Gastroenterology at White River Junction VA Medical Center. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and the strides being made in cancer research. The VA is now conducting its largest-ever clinical trial involving more than 50,000 Veterans, a trial that aims to learn which test is best for colorectal cancer screening. On March 8, Dr. Jason Dominitz and Dr. Douglas Robertson, co-chairs of the “CONFIRM” clinical trial, will be available for interviews. They will share the latest statistics on colorectal cancer, details about their clinical trial and what they hope to discover through their research.

Dr. Douglas Robertson earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut. After his residency he went on to complete his GI fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. During that time he also earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. He now serves as Chief of Gastroenterology at the White River Junction VA (White River Junction, VT) and is Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. Major Committee assignments include his current role as a member of the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  For more information please visit https://www.va.gov

 

 

Our next guest is Kia Malone discussing the Women’s History Month celebration and will share:

What inspired the company to create this program tied to Women’s History Month

More about Stacy’s history rooted in female entrepreneurship

Their partnership with Step Up and the positive impact they have had.

 

 From raising families to spearheading successful companies, women have made untold contributions to society. This month, women across the country are being celebrated for their vital role in American history. In honor of women’s achievements past and present, Stacy’s is releasing limited-edition designs that deliver powerful visual messages rooted in how women are celebrating, supporting and advancing each other. To help the next generation of female leaders, Stacy’s is making a donation this month to Step Up, an organization that propels girls in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.

Kia Malone is a familiar face in the media landscape. She has 15+ years of broadcasting experience in both radio and local and national television, most notably as a long running host of the nationally syndicated morning TV show “The Daily Buzz”. She also served as host of “Dance League” on American Sports Network and contributor on “Hot Topics TV”.

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Our first guest is March is Dr. Doug Robertson MD, MPH, Chief, Gastroenterology at White River Junction VA Medical Center. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and the strides being made in cancer research. The VA is now conducting its largest-ever clinical trial involving more than 50,000 Veterans, a trial that aims to learn which test is best for colorectal cancer screening. On March 8, Dr. Jason Dominitz and Dr. Douglas Robertson, co-chairs of the “CONFIRM” clinical trial, will be available for interviews. They will share the latest statistics on colorectal cancer, details about their clinical trial and what they hope to discover through their research.

Dr. Douglas Robertson earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut. After his residency he went on to complete his GI fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. During that time he also earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. He now serves as Chief of Gastroenterology at the White River Junction VA (White River Junction, VT) and is Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. Major Committee assignments include his current role as a member of the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  For more information please visit https://www.va.gov

 

 

Our second guest is Ethan Dornhelm, Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics he will discuss that FICO is providing credit scores to millions of individual consumers for free through FICO Score Open Access a program under FICO’s financial inclusion initiative.  The Open Access program enables financial institutions to provide their customers with free access to their actual FICO Score used for credit decisions and risk management – improving transparency between financial institutions and customers, and empowering individuals to take charge of their financial health.  The FICO Score Open Access program now reaches more than 250 million consumer accounts.

Ethan Dornhelm, Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics, leads the research and analytic development of FICO® Scores globally. Ethan is responsible for maintaining the predictive power the core product line as well as research and development of new scoring products, alternative data, analytic methodologies and machine learning implementations. Most recently, his diverse and high-performance team launched the newest FICO® Score 9, FICO® Score XD, FICO® Safe Driving Score, the fifth generation score at TransUnion South Africa, and the first credit-bureau collections and application fraud scores in Turkey as well as developing the analytic features available to millions of consumers via FICO’s B2C solutions — myFICO.com and FICO® Score Open Access. Ethan has a B.S. in management science/operations research from UC San Diego. For More information go http://www.fico.com/en/products/fico-score-open-access

 

 

Our next guest is Kia Malone discussing the Women’s History Month celebration and will share:

What inspired the company to create this program tied to Women’s History Month

More about Stacy’s history rooted in female entrepreneurship

Their partnership with Step Up and the positive impact they have had.

 

 From raising families to spearheading successful companies, women have made untold contributions to society. This month, women across the country are being celebrated for their vital role in American history. In honor of women’s achievements past and present, Stacy’s is releasing limited-edition designs that deliver powerful visual messages rooted in how women are celebrating, supporting and advancing each other. To help the next generation of female leaders, Stacy’s is making a donation this month to Step Up, an organization that propels girls in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.

Kia Malone is a familiar face in the media landscape. She has 15+ years of broadcasting experience in both radio and local and national television, most notably as a long running host of the nationally syndicated morning TV show “The Daily Buzz”. She also served as host of “Dance League” on American Sports Network and contributor on “Hot Topics TV”.

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W4CY & W4VET 3/15/2018

Our first guest is James Anderson’s discussing his newest novel LULLABY ROAD was just released by Crown, the second novel featuring Ben Jones.  It has received raves from TheNew York Times Book ReviewThe Associated Press; Huffington Post, Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, The Deseret News, and many other publications. At least two dozen newspapers have picked up The Associated Press review.  

James Anderson was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of Reed College, and received his MFA in creative writing from Pine Manor College. His first novel was The Never-Open Desert Diner. His short fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including The Bloomsbury Review, New Letters, Solstice Magazine, and others. He currently divides his time between Colorado and Oregon.unded and ran Breitenbush Books from 1976 – 1991, a small book publishing company based in Portland, Oregon.  During his tenure, Breitenbush Books won an unprecedented three Western States Book Awards, which were juried by the renowned Robert Penn Warren, N. Scott Momaday, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jonathan Galassi and others.

Other jobs have included stints as a logger, commercial fisherman, car salesman and, briefly, truck driver. In the late 1990s Anderson co-produced the documentary film Tara’s Daughters about Tibetan women in exile, narrated by Susan Sarandon. The film won Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival in 2002. The principal photography of a second film, Zydeco By Birth, which he wrote and directed, about the history of zydeco and creole music, was completed in 2003 but was unreleased. The film is now in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

His debut novel, The Never-Open Desert Diner (Caraval Books; Feb. 2015) received rave reviews, including from Marilyn Stasio in The NYTimes who said “…A wondrously strange first novel by James Anderson….a voice that’s…well, high, dry and severely beautiful…Anderson is one fine storyteller.” As a result of all the raves Anderson received, Crown publishers, a division of Random House, released bought the rights from Caravel Books and released The Never-Open Desert Diner in both hardcover and paperback, and signed on Anderson for two more novels, featuring Ben Jones, the down-on-his luck truck driver whose route takes him back and forth across one of the most desolate and beautiful regions of the Utah desert. For more information go to jamesandersonauthor.com

 

 

Our next guest is Dr. Timothy Woods, Surgeon at Cox North Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, he discusses what people living with AFib should know about the importance of having access to a reversal agent in the event of an emergency. He will discuss why it’s important for people to talk to their doctors about the benefits and risks of taking blood thinners, and what questions to ask their doctors about the availability of a reversal agent.

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an abnormal heart rhythm with symptoms often described as ‘butterflies’ in the chest, it affects more than 2.7 million people in the United States.

  • People living with AFib are at a 5 times greater risk of stroke than someone without this condition.
  • Symptoms may include: a racing, fluttering, pounding or irregular-feeling heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, shortness of breath or fainting and anxiety
  • AFib can lead to blood pooling in the heart and forming a clot, which can then break free and travel to the brain potentially blocking blood flow, resulting in a stroke.

 

 

 

Our last guest is March is Dr. Doug Robertson MD, MPH, Chief, Gastroenterology at White River Junction VA Medical Center. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and the strides being made in cancer research. The VA is now conducting its largest-ever clinical trial involving more than 50,000 Veterans, a trial that aims to learn which test is best for colorectal cancer screening. On March 8, Dr. Jason Dominitz and Dr. Douglas Robertson, co-chairs of the “CONFIRM” clinical trial, will be available for interviews. They will share the latest statistics on colorectal cancer, details about their clinical trial and what they hope to discover through their research.

Dr. Douglas Robertson earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut. After his residency he went on to complete his GI fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. During that time he also earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. He now serves as Chief of Gastroenterology at the White River Junction VA (White River Junction, VT) and is Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. Major Committee assignments include his current role as a member of the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.  For more information please visit https://www.va.gov/

 

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