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PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Health & Living

Friday, March 21, 2008 General News J E 4
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1. FAMILY ISSUES: HOW FAMILIES ARE COPING WITH SEXUAL ADDICTS. MELISSAPERRIN, Psy.D., practitioner with CHICAGOHEALERS.COM, is an expert incounseling families of sexual addicts. The Chicago Tribune reported that SildaWall Spitzer, former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer's wife, stood beside herhusband in complete silence as the governor made his apology in theprostitution scandal last week. Spitzer's distraught disposition has causedmany married women in the U.S. to speculate on the way families deal with sucha crisis. Perrin: "Although wives of public figures may feel shame, fear,embarrassment, rage, disgust, hurt and vulnerability from a sex scandal, theyare not alone. Families all over the globe are dealing with spouses whosesexual problems have affected life at home. However, the question stillremains: how are they coping? Families who live with someone who ispreoccupied with sexual thoughts live with someone who is angry, irritable,isolated, distant, depressed or anxious, and frightened. The dynamics of thefamily is skewed into dysfunction." Perrin is available to speak about howfamilies are coping with sexual addicts and how to overcome the problem beforeit has long-term effects on a person's home life. News Contact: Erica Morisco,emorisco@paramountpr.com Phone: +1-312-643-2461 (3/20/08)

2. HEALTH: COPING WITH ANXIETY EXPERIENCED IN RELATION TO TRAGEDIES. GINAORLANDO, MA, CH, CHICAGOHEALERS.COM practitioner: "The feeling of anxietyamong people linked to tragedies, such as the recent Northern IllinoisUniversity shooting, I described as 'post-tragedy syndrome.' This cannot bediagnosed, but felt from grief, fear and trauma as a result of any recenttragedy. Signs of the condition include excessive talking or thinking aboutthe event, vulnerability, constant anxiety and feelings of shock. When anystudent, or civilian, experiences a tragedy like the one at NIU, it can oftenoccupy a lot of one's thoughts and almost feels like it's running like anegative loop in your mind. The truth of the matter is, tragedy can happen toany of us at any time, but the trick is not to put your focus there. Focusshould be on the positive, the healing and the relief." Orlando is availableto speak on different tips and remedies for dealing with this tragic problem.She is able to explain and demonstrate self-hypnosis, emotional freedomtechniques, breath work and other non-invasive, supportive techniques. NewsContact: Erica Morisco, emorisco@paramountpr.com Phone: +1-312-643-2461(3/20/08)

3. HEALTH: CURRENT HEALTH CARE MODEL DOES NOT ADEQUATELY ADDRESS OLDERPEOPLE. TONI ANTONUCCI, Ph.D., co-chair of the AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICALASSOCIATION's Integrated Health Care for an Aging Population Presidential TaskForce: "As solutions to health care coverage are debated across the country,it is clear that the growing number of older adults in our health care systemwill need to be addressed. Older adults are increasingly from diversepopulations and life circumstances. Our current health care model does notadequately address the needs of older people. Unless we are creative about howwe meet these needs, older individuals and their families will be underserved,poorly cared for, and at risk of increased and unnecessary health careproblems." News Contact: Donna Rasin-Waters, drrasinwaters@aol.com Phone: +1-718-623-6291 (3/20/08)

4. HEALTH: HOLISTIC HANGOVER CURES. DR. JENNIFER ECHERT, ND, RA, CHt,CHICAGOHEALERS.COM practitioner: "With St. Patrick's Day here and spring breakjust around the corner, many people will be celebrating with lagers and alesand, unfortunately, suffering that post-party phase otherwise known as ahangover. There are more natural ways to make it through this unbearable statewithout the help of pills or, worse, more drinking. Alcohol is metabolized bythe liver and excreted through the kidneys. Therefore, extra attention tothese will help balance the body and promote
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