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PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Health & Living

Saturday, May 10, 2008 General News J E 4
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1. BEHAVIOR: INDIGO CHILDREN. JACQUELINE LLOYD, metaphysical teacher at theCALIFORNIA SANS SOUCI RANCH and author of "The Thief of Sacred": "IndigoChildren, which describes an energy pattern of human behavior that exists inover 95 percent of the children born in the last 10 years, have come at thisparticular time in the world to help bring about an 'age of compassion,' yetit is hardly bestowed upon them. Instead of celebrating or harnessing thisgeneration's inimitable energy, we force them to contain it. There is noquestion; Indigo Children are different. They are wired differently, with highemotional capacity and extraordinary creativity and intuition. In a more microsense, an Indigo Child is one who displays a new and unusual set ofpsychological attributes. An Indigo Child demonstrates a pattern of behaviorthat has generally gone undocumented, up until now. The way these children arebeing 'documented' is where two worlds seemingly collide. One side recognizestheir uniqueness as a gift; the other diagnoses and drugs them intoconformity." News Contact: Jennifer Thomas, jennifer@publicityresults.comPhone: +1-239-573-0088 Web site: http://www.jackielloyd.presskit247.com(5/9/08)

2. FILM: 'IRON MAN' IS REFLECTIVE OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. JULIANCHAMBLISS, ROLLINS COLLEGE history professor, has done extensive research oncomic books and can talk about the recent opening of the movie "Iron Man":"'Iron Man' in 2008 is reflective of the current political landscape. Theyhave retooled his origins in the comic and the movie to be linked to theMiddle East and to question the consequences of creating a military industrialcomplex that feeds on conflict. Iron Man (also known as Tony Stark) isinteresting as a character because the superhero part of the character reallyrepresents only half the character's appeal. Tony Stark's role in society ispivotal to the story, and his story is one of corporate power, politicalinfluence and the role of business in society." Chambliss is available todiscuss additional aspects of the movie. News Contact: Jeni Hatter,jhatter@Rollins.edu Phone: +1-407-646-1510 (5/9/08)

3. HEALTH: MEXICO A HIT AS U.S. PATIENTS SHOP FOR LOW-COST HEALTH CARE. DICKWILES, attorney at the Dallas law firm of WILES OF HIERSCHE, HAYWARD, DRAKELEY& URBACH: "In response to American employers and insurers who see medicaltourism as a way to beat rising health-care costs, Mexico's hospitals arecurrently upgrading equipment and providing language training for doctors, andmore than 20 private hospitals are being developed in border cities and resortcommunities. While the savings can be substantial, consumers should be wary ofmedical tourism. Even the best medical care can go wrong, often due to factorsbeyond the physician's control. Anyone considering medical treatment abroadmust have a plan for dealing with complications. If the worst occurs -- and itwill for a certain percentage of patients -- the long-term costs can dwarf anyfront-end savings." News Contact: Barry Pound, barry@androvett.com Phone: +1-800-559-4534 (5/9/08)

4. HEALTH: QUITTING SMOKING: NEW TREATMENT GUIDELINES. SAUL SHIFFMAN, Ph.D.,researcher and professor in the departments of psychology and pharmaceuticalscience at the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH and GlaxoSmithKline ConsumerHealthcare consultant: "Clinicians play an important role in recommending theuse of effective tobacco dependence counseling and medication to smokers whoare ready to quit. The update to treatment recommendations for cliniciansincludes safe and effective options, such as nicotine replacement therapy,that can reliably increase long-term smoking abstinence." Shiffman isavailable to provide perspective on the Public Health Service Guidelinesreport, and what the contents mean for cessation efforts in the U.S. Shiffmanhas authored or co-authored more than 200 published papers on a variety oftopics related to substance a
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