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WOMEN: Have your ever heard about situations with your female counterparts and your brain just couldn't understand what they were thinking??
MEN: Ever met a woman that you just can't seem to figure out because she is nothing like all the other women?
Don't miss PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE™ -Hosted by Ms. KiKi? this week as KiKi & the crew discuss the "Rare Breed of Women". What motivates them, how they navigate relationships with men (friendships with women) & why they seem to be perpetually single when men claim they want the type of woman they represent!!
And if that's not enough we have our Producer's "Drink of the Week", and our weekly “Ask PDA” advice letter!! If you want to give your two cents....contact us on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or in our interactive chat room or LIVE on-air Wed night!
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Breed Specific Vs Breed Neutral Legislation
Your host: Michelle, Chris & Barbie
Featured Guest Speaker: Jeff Theman Producer/Director of "Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent"
What is a breed-specific law (BSL)?
What kinds of dogs are included in these laws?
Why not just enforce the laws we already have?
What are the most common types of breed-specific laws?
How does a city enforce a breed-specific law?
Call in with your questions, suggestions & comments. (347) 215-8016
Playing RARE sermon of my leader, my teacher Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Talk of Chicago WVON 1690 AM
Mike and Joyce speak with Gloria in Ireland. She shares her family's adventure in achieving a diagnosis of her daughter first for a brain tumor, and then for a rare syndrome, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) which has implications for other kinds of tumors as well.
We learn how her persistence was essential in getting to a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment for her daughter, who is now doing very well. There are lessons for all of us in trusting our own instincts, and in knowing what is normal and what is unusual in your own family members. The doctors bring their knowledge of the science and of sorting out what diagnosis might be right. The patient and the family bring their description of the symptoms the sequence of events, and the pattern of when the symptoms are better or worse. It is only through this partnership that we can get to a diagnosis, especially of a rare disease.
Attorney Fred Kray and the PBLNR crew will discuss with Maddie Wissel Buchda breed discrimination in Fall River, WI and her dogs Thor and Diesel. Regular show episodes include:
Recap of last week's show
Weekly news update
BSL updates with Kris "Brown Sugar" Diaz from StopBSL
Deirdre Franklin from Pinups For Pitbulls
Chat with Denice Yeakey
Dog Trainer Yvette Van Veen From Awesome Dogs
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Check out our website PBLNN.com!
Dr. Roger revisits the controversial topic of dangerous dog breed banning, this time from the perspective of a home owner whose family has been seriously endangered by a neighbor's dogs. There is no substitute for real life experience when discussing this or any frequently debated topic. Whichever side of this issue you may fall, this is a must listen. This is a live episode, so live calls toll free will be addressed by Dr. Roger on the air at 1-877-878-1435. E-mail comments to be addressed live on the air to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very pleased to have Dr. Speid with us tonight. Lorna Speid, PhD, is a pharmacist. She works in the pharmaceutical industry as a regulatory affairs and drug development consultant. She has a practice in the development of new treatments for rare diseases.
After working for Sanofi Winthrop in the United Kingdom, Ciba Geigy at headquarters in Switzerland, and Novartis in Switzerland, she moved to the United States. She worked for three small companies in the United States, and now runs her own consulting practice. Dr. Speid sat on an important NIH Committee for the development of new treatments for rare diseases. She is the founder of a non-profit called Rare Diseases Patients First! This organization is planning to provide education to patients around the world that have a rare disease, about the clinical trial process. This will be done free of charge. We will provide more information about these educational internet-based meetings, as soon as they are ready to be rolled out later this year. Dr. Speid advises on the development of new treatments for rare diseases.
Dr. Speid saw a need to provide information to patients about clinical trials that would allow them to be empowered enough to ask the right questions before entering clinical trials, and while in clinical trials. She wrote the book Clinical Trials: What Patients and Healthy Volunteers Need to Know, to accomplish this. It was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.
Dr. Ilene Sussman, Executive Director of the VHL Alliance, based in Boston, Massachusetts, speaks with Mike and Joyce about the celebration of Rare Disease Day being co-sponsored by the Alliance and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on February 28, 2014, 11-12 AM.
The VHL Alliance is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL).
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) is a genetic form of cancer. VHL patients battle a series of tumors throughout their lives. The VHL gene is involved in many other forms of cancer. Curing VHL is one step closer to curing cancer!
The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) is an association of more than 600 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions and others dedicated to advancing cutting edge research. MassBio is the leading advocate for Massachusetts’ world premier life sciences cluster. “We drive innovation by creating a forum for the biotechnology community to come together, educating the public and policy makers, influencing public policy and advancing the economic interests of individual companies, as well as the sector as a whole.”
The Rare Disease Day event will take place Friday, February 28, 2014, 11-12 in the morning, in Nurse’s Hall at the Massachusetts State House, on Beacon Hill in Boston. For more details, see http://www.massbio.org/events/calendar/2305-rare_disease_day/event_detail
Katie Brandt is a powerful public speaker and passionate advocate, educator and trainer in the areas of caregiver support, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and the impact of dementia on caregivers and families. Presentations at conferences, colleges, skilled nursing facilities, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House have focused on the medical, legal, financial, logistical and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia.
As Regional Network Coordinator for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, she provides support to families, and helps medical professionals think creatively about how they can enhance partnerships with caregivers to improve outcomes for patients.
At a recent conference on Customer Centric Medical Information, Katie participated on a panel: Understanding the Role of Self-Educated Patients as Medical Information Customers.
On Rare Disease Day 2014 she spoke at a session at the Massachusetts State House.
Katie shares her own story with Joyce and Mike, and talks with them about caregiving, customer centric medical information and teamwork.
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