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Reba Riley is the debut author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor & Healing In 30 Religions, the founder of the Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome community online, and a blogger at Patheos.com
Reba grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home where the wallpaper & dinner napkins featured Bible verses, & the Smurfs were considered demonic. She told her kindergarten class the letters of Santa's name could be arranged to "Satan." Reba’s 10,000 hours of education included evangelical schools, Christian college followed by a stint at the Focus of the Family Institute with Dr. James Dobson, and an intensive ministry training program at a megachurch in Colorado Springs—a program that swiftly kicked her out when she shared her religious doubts with the leadership. Reba lost everything - including herself. Enter Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome.
Reba got sick. Really sick. With a near-debilitating chronic mystery illness doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. At 29, the illness made her vulnerable enough that she finally had to face the fact she’d avoided for the better part of a decade: her spirit was sicker than her body. Reba decided to undertake a spiritual recovery program: she would visit thirty religions before her thirtieth birthday—not to find a religion, but to find peace.
Through her adventures, Reba realized she didn’t have to choose religion to choose God…or good. She discovered sometimes we have to get lost to get found. Two years after completing her thirty religions project and eighteen months after recovering from her illness, Reba is here to share dispatches from her journey of healing.
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Board-certified and New York-trained neurologist, Dr. Choy graduated from Boston University with BA/MD degrees in six years in 1984 and went on to do her post-graduate training at various prestigious NYC hospitals. She is one of the first American-trained doctors to assimilate Western medicine with Eastern acupuncture, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine principles (treating body, mind, and spirit) in her everyday practice. Because nutrition and lifestyle changes are essential for permanent change, Dr. Choy also acquired training in Integrative Nutrition. She implements all these modalities to help her patients attain better health while minimizing the use of drugs and optimizing cutting edge diagnostic procedures for individual care. Dr. Choy also believes that we all must take ownership of our illnesses and take pro-active steps towards health. A good doctor can guide and facilitate this process. Join Dr. Choy and Jeremy L. as they share how he journeyed from major head trauma with subdural and subarachnoid bleeding into a nearly symptoms free life using homeopathy and acupuncture. Find out how to relief chronic headaches, focus problems, speech problems and memory problems from head trauma and post-traumatic syndrome. Feel free to call in with your questions at the above number.
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about treatment with 2 of her little clients. We'll be looking at the diagnostic differences between apraxia and dysarthria and the treatment differences she should consider for this little one with Down syndrome who is signing but has a very limited spoken vocabulary. The second client is a 3 yo little boy with severe expressive/receptive delays who is using some phrases at times. The SLP is considering a diagnosis of selective mutism, but we'll explore other possibilities. It's going to be a great show with lots of practical tips for differential diagnosis in addition to treatment ideas!
Dr. Marc Richman is a Board Certified Urologist and an Expert in Men's Sexual Health. He has over 10 years of experience and is the co-founder of Obsidian Men's Health located in Virginia. In today's episode he will discuss details of Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome, including what it is, the signs and symptoms, and the treatment. His website is www.obsidianmenshealth.com.
Disclaimer: The information presented is for educational purposes only and is not mean for diagnosis or treatment. Seek the advice of your healthcare provider before making any changes to your health.
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A representative from Ruby's Rainbow will be with us to talk about their program designed to "grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes." They'll be presenting at the National Down Syndrome Congress convention in Indianapolis and we'll get a "sneak peak" at what they have to offer! Find out more about Liz and Tim Plachta, their beautiful daughters, and why they created this wonderful opportunity for adults! Check out their website to see some of the past recipients!
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter!
Attorney and bioethisist Mark Leach will be talking to us about his upcoming presentation at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention: "The New Era of Prenatal Testing: Answering Questions About the New Age of Genetics." If anyone knows the most current information on this topic it's Mark! Join us as we talk about his important work within the Down syndrome community and hear his thoughts about what we, as parents of adults who have Down syndrome, can do to help.
From an article by Maureen Wallace in AllParenting:
"Mark is dogged in his passion not only for his own daughter but for all people with Down syndrome," says Dr. Brian Skotko, co-director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
You can also find Mark on Twitter and LinkedIn
We're excited to have Sujata Bardhan, Ph.D and Melissa Parisi, M.D., Ph.D. from the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Health (NIH) visit us to talk about DS-Connect the online research and data portal that launched in September of last year. We'll find out where you can connect with them at the NDSC conference and talk a little bit about their work so far. Drs. Bardhan and Parisi are very open to hearing your questions and concerns as parents/guardians and have already started a dialogue with us on The Road about how it can help the adult population. Join us to get a preview of what's coming up in Indianapolis and feel free to call in with questions or post them on our chat board while we're live on the air.
You can check out the registry site here.
Getting ready for the NDSC conference in Indianapolis? We're talking to some of the presenters and exhibitors who will be focused on adult issues. Our first scheduled guest is Marianne Marts from Joey's Ups with Downs. Marianne is co-guardian of Joey, her older brother who has Down syndrome. She'll be talking about her presentation scheduled for Saturday called "Calm to Crisis at the Flip of a Switch! How to Prepare for a Family Emergency Even if They "Don't" Want to Talk About It!" Marianne will also be in the exhibit hall with her book "Will You Be My Friend" that features his brother Joey.
Join us for a preview from this highly involved sibling who knows her way around the advocacy world and can help us understand the perspective of sibling guardianship.
We'll continue Saturday's conversation about what we're looking forward to learning from the National Down Syndrome Congress convention and what we need from our new community focused on caring for adults who have Down syndorme. This is your turn to give us input on what features you'd like to see, topics you'd like to discuss, or resources you'd like us to try to get. We'll also talk about all of the great guests we have lined up for the week leading up to the conference!
We hope you'll join us !
On The Curepanel Talk Show this week, we launched a new talk series on rare cancers/diseases, discussing Lynch syndrome and its Emotional implications with Megan Myers, a genetic counselor at UCSF, and Georgia Hurst and David Dubin who are Lynch syndrome survivors and advocates.
Lynch Syndrome is characterized by the inheritance of genetic defects in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2 genes, and predisposes families to developing colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer in women.
The panel discussion educated the audience about the genes linked to Lynch Syndrome and their association to other diseases, including the diagnosis, treatment and management of Lynch syndrome. In addition the panelists emphasized the importance of seeing a genetic counselor before and after testing, who can help deal with the emotionally taxing diagnosis of the disease, explain about its implications and screening measures, provide information about support groups, and also encourage other family members to get tested.
The Cure Panel Talk Show Team thanks the panelists and the audience for a very informative discussion.
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