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  • Fight Cancer With Science

    12 MAY 2024 · Originally from Germany, Chris Apfel, MD, PhD, MBA is a physician and clinical researcher with over 100 published papers, including a six-factor clinical prediction model published in NEJM that led to the development of The Apfel Score, a clinical calculator used universally to predict the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting, and Dr Apfel’s recruitment to the US and the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Apfel first began to understand the pitfalls of cancer treatment and the cancer patient’s journey when his mother became ill with ovarian cancer. Despite having received the recommended therapies, she ultimately lost a very painful battle. When his father was later diagnosed with lung cancer, he opted to forego any therapy after having witnessed his wife’s ordeal, and subsequently succumbed to the disease.Driven to find more effective therapies for cancer patients, Dr. Apfel left the clinical department at UCSF, received an MBA from Wharton to complement his scientific education, and ultimately founded SageMedic Corp., a visionary biotech company based in Redwood City, California that has developed a groundbreakingapproach to cancer care called the SAGE Oncotest™.Few people realize that only about 30% of late-stage cancer patients benefit from the first line of chemotherapy prescribed under the current standard of care. Nearly 70% have no objective response, which means that cancer therapy remains disproportionately hit or miss despite the truly impressive advances that have been made in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Creating a multiplicity of live, 3-D microtumor replicates of a patient’s cancer tissue to identify tumor resistance to standard of care therapies, the SAGE Oncotest guides the oncologist to select the most effective therapy, more than doubling the patient’s current chances of receiving the most effective treatment. In cases where therapeutic options that fall with NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) guidelines have proven to be insufficient or the outcome is in question, the assay panel may go beyond the standard of care to test repurposed drugs that are FDA-approved for different indications but have proven to be effective against cancer in select cases. Results are delivered within 7-10 days. About SageMedic:SageMedic is a registered California lab that is fully accredited in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information, visit Dr. Apfel visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
    32m 34s
  • The Parent Child Whisperer

    27 APR 2024 · Embracing the title of "Parent-Child Whisperer," I am on a heartfelt mission: To Give Kids A Childhood They Won't Have To Heal From. As a best-selling author and esteemed Parent, Child, and Teen Coach, my dedication lies in guiding families through the intricacies of modern parenting. I am fervently committed to the ideal that every child deserves a nurturing upbringing, free from the need for later emotional repair. In cultivating open, safe, and trusting relationships between parents and their offspring, I enable families to close generational divides and foster communication that lays the groundwork for collective growth and profound understanding. My support system caters to parents caught in the whirlwind of occupational duties and their children's exhaustive routines, which often skews the delicate work-life balance. This imbalance can lead to tension and disconnection within the family fabric. My validated three-step process has been pivotal in reshaping family dynamics, enhancing the bonds of marriage, refining parent-child dialogues, and creating a haven of security and contentment for households. With a degree in Psychology and as a Certified Life Coach and Behavior Consultant, I offer a treasure trove of knowledge to my role as an unwavering supporter of your family's journey. My methods are honed to decode the intricate languages between generations, morphing family existence into a rewarding odyssey of insight and bonding. Praised on prominent networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CW, I have contributed significantly to the essential discourse on effective familial communication. In founding In-Home TurnAround, I customize my techniques to the particular challenges and strengths of each family, delivering as distinctive a service as the individuals it serves.In the spaces between coaching, authorship, and lecturing, my world revolves around my family—my spouse, six children, and two precious grandchildren. Our collective adventures and shared moments echo the very ethos I advocate: a serene and connected family life.My professional pursuits mirror my personal values, as I tirelessly work to demonstrate and proliferate the harmonious family existence that I firmly believe is attainable for everyone.
    21m 53s
  • Female Business Owner Ensures “Reproductive Freedom” for All-Female Staff

    25 APR 2024 · According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five couples in the U.S. struggles with some form of infertility. The biggest roadblock for most of them to start on the path of parenthood is the high cost of fertility treatments.  To ease that financial burden and help those seeking to start a family achieve success, Brooke Goff, founder and president of Goff Law Group in Connecticut, has pledged $430,000.00 to offset the massive expense of the fertility process.  The enhanced benefit is a hot topic given the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling on “fetal personhoods” and the uncertain future of the procedure.“I knew at a young age that I wanted to have a family, yet I also knew that as a gay woman, I would need some assistance from science,” said Attorney Brooke Goff, owner of Goff Law Group, a personal injury law firm in Connecticut.  “In vitro fertilization fulfilled my desire to carry a child and experience the beautiful journey of pregnancy, something every woman should be entitled to if she so desires regardless of her sexuality.” That’s why in 2022, Attorney Goff began researching viable solutions and was told that only larger global companies, not small businesses, would even consider fertility health coverage.  “I was taken aback that more small businesses do not invest in their employees across the board- with family planning and creation,” she adds.  “Employees are the lifeblood of any company and if a business owner wants continued success and profitability, he or she should be investing in their employees’ family - both present and future.” Brooke visits with Mark Alyn on this episode.
  • LNH Special - Verizon Small Business 4 23 24

    23 APR 2024 · Small Business Days is a week-long opportunity from Verizon Business to support small businesses across the country by providing free tech checks, personalized advice, and access to special offers and deals. In this special interview, one of the top small business experts in the nation will share her expertise on the challenges facing entrepreneurs and what it takes to succeed.   Michelle Strong of Verizon Business will also share new findings from Verizon’s Second Annual Latino Small Business Survey, which provides insight into the needs of Latino entrepreneurs.  SMALL BUSINESS DAYS HIGHLIGHTS:CLOSER LOOK – How to get a comprehensive Free Tech Check CUTTING EDGE – How new upgrades and 5G technology can helpDATA INSIGHTS – Best practices, innovations and trends ACTION PLAN – Utilizing latest tools, offers & deals to achieve success SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Michelle Strong is Director for Small and Midsize Businesses at Verizon Business. In this role, Michelle is responsible for leading a team of over 115 sales professionals in the Mountain West Territory.
    11m 24s
  • Two Chairs - Matching Patients With Therapists

    12 APR 2024 · Colleen Marshall, MA, LMFT, is the Chief Clinical Officer at, a modern behavioral healthcare company that is tackling the mental health care access challenge through the lens of high-quality care and exceptional therapeutic alliance. Colleen provides over 20 years executive leadership experience in behavioral healthcare and management to her role at Two Chairs. With a keen focus on behavior change methodologies, particularly Motivational Interviewing, she has applied herexpertise to multiple start-up organizations and has established herself as a thought leader in the field. In addition, Colleen is the author of Motivational Interviewing for Leaders in the Helping Professions: Facilitating Change in Organizations.  In this conversation, Colleen discusses how a strong match between clinicians and patients is one of the most important measures of success for therapy. Two Chairs helps to make this happen by blending data, technology, and clinical expertise to ensure patients are well-matched with a clinician.  The result is a patient whose clinician is one who the patient can relate to and feel safe with, set appropriate goals, use the proper treatment methodology and help patients feel better. Society’s attitude about mental health care continues to evolve along with the clinicians’ approach to it, but there are still obstacles to accessing it. This includes identifying the right therapist, treatment, and cost. Colleen and the rest of the staff at Two Chairs are excited about their role in breaking down these barriers and building on the growing value placed around quality mental health treatment, including easier access to it.
  • Own Your Own Wellness

    8 APR 2024 ·  Why did that new diet work for your best friend, but you gained 5 pounds? Since when did that great workout regimen stop yielding results? How can you know which supplements are worth the hype and which will make you feel worse? And how can you best assess whether the changes you’ve made are truly leading to better health?  For more than 20 years, personal trainer and functional health coach Danielle Dayoub Forrest has seen clients struggle with similar questions as they navigate an ever-changing landscape of health claims and advice, eating plans and fitness fads. Too often, when the results they seek prove fleeting or elusive, they lose hope and forward momentum. They become stuck in their wellness journey. Own Your Wellness: Giving You the Tools to Break Through Your Health Plateaus by Daniella Dayoub Forrest provides readers with the individualized approach she’s long used with her clients to help them successfully break out of their ruts and take ownership of their wellness journey. Attaining wellness is not a one-size-fits-all process but rather a unique, personalized path that is constantly evolving. In her book, she provides readers with tools, tips and strategies to create unique health and wellness plans that can be adapted and fine-tuned for a lifetime of effective transformation. Daniella visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health.
    24m 55s
  • Get Rid of Mold

    8 APR 2024 · Spring allergy season symptoms already cause confusion with other illnesses like COVID-19, RSV and the flu. But the root of your family’s coughing, sneezing and headaches may actually be poor indoor air quality. During National Autoimmune Awareness Month in March, the experts at home and business owners to test their indoor air quality. “Similar to medical check-ups for our physical bodies, it is equally important to regularly monitor the indoor environment of one’s home and office,” says Laura Champagne, co-founder of, mold remediation specialists serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. “A simple air quality test can reveal issues within your interior spaces and common findings often indicate that the central air systems are circulating containments throughout the home or office just like blood through one’s veins and arteries.” Laura visits with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health.
  • Time Change & Headaches

    30 MAR 2024 · It’s that time of the year again!  We recently set the clocks ahead and besides losing more sleep, many Americans will be gaining more headaches!  Medical studies show that a disruption in sleep patterns caused by time changes, can trigger migraines.  Headache Specialist Dr. Fred Cohen of the Mount Sinai Medical System in New York is with us to offer some tips to clean up your sleep routine and ease time-change headaches.  Dr. Cohen joins Mark Alyn for a look at how time changes can affect your health.
    24m 58s
  • Healthcare Industry Loses $150 Billion Annually from Rarely Mentioned Patient Challenge

    30 MAR 2024 · The healthcare industry is grappling with a significant financial burden attributed to an often overlooked challenge: patient no-shows. Surprisingly, statistics reveal that 25% to 30% of all medical appointments, 40% of Medicaid appointments, and 50% of primary care appointments end in no-shows. This issue translates to a staggering annual loss of $150 billion for the U.S. healthcare industry.Transportation barriers are a major factor contributing to missed medical appointments. Statistic show that transportation issues are cited as the reason for missing medical appointments 7% of the time, with seniors reporting this as the primary reason an overwhelming 65% of the time. A study published in the NIH National Library of Medicine has linked transportation barriers to a decline in continuity of care, reduced use of regular outpatient care, increased emergency department visits, and higher readmission rates, all of which contribute to elevated costs for individuals and third-party payers. Christopher Ochs, Chief Development Officer of Kerico, talks with Mark Alyn
    24m 47s
  • Not Child's Play

    30 MAR 2024 · Risa Shaw, PhD, the editor of the second edition of Not Child's Play: An Anthology of Brother-Sister Incest, visits with Mark Alyn. This groundbreaking work focuses on the silent narratives of shame, anger, and pain of the girls who were abused by their brothers and the brave women they have become. Through a collection of writings and artworks contributed by female survivors, the book starkly exposes the harrowing trauma of incest perpetrated by brothers. Not Child's Play fearlessly navigates this challenging subject matter with unparalleled courage and sensitivity. Risa offers insights on essential information. avenues for seeking support. and the path forward into healing. Herself a survivor. Risa bravely shares her personal journey and recounts her family’s response upon disclosure of her experiences. Additionally, the book is open for review. Despite how often it occurs, sibling incest is rarely talked about in our culture, even in the era of #METOO. Risa sheds light on this issue, striving to empower women to eclaim the lives that have been from them. The goal of Not Child's Play is to break the patterns of shame and secrecy that often silence survivors, obscure their stories, and perpetuate the cycle of abuse. In her new preface of the second edition of Not Child's Play, Risa reveals the power of 40 years of truth-telling to address the damage done not only to her, but to every survivor of sibling incest. Risa is an educator, leader, and activist. As a (now retired) Professor of Interpreting and linguistics at Gallaudet University. 
    24m 59s

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