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PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Procrastination Week / Prostate Cancer / Student Athletes

Saturday, March 6, 2010 Medical PDA News J E 4
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1. BEHAVIOR: TIPS, TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES FOR BEATING PROCRASTINATION. MICHAELELLNER, an internationally prominent self-hypnosis educator and co-author ofthree books on self-empowerment, can offer tips and techniques for helpingpeople overcome procrastination for National Procrastination Week, the secondweek in March: "There are often multiple reasons why people put things off,including fear of failure, the task seems to large to tackle or not knowingwhere or how to start. Practicing self-hypnosis under the guidance of acertified hypnosis professional can quickly help people get unstuck and takecharge of their lives, health and careers." Ellner, of New York City, teachescontinuing medical education courses on hypnotic theory and hypnotic painrelief techniques to doctors, dentists, nurses and therapists for PAINWeek, amajor annual medical conference. He speaks extensively about how self-hypnosiscan help people relax, recharge and motivate themselves to take action. Ellneris available as a resource on hypnotic, mind-body, and complementary andalternative approaches to self-help. Web site: http://www.ellner.info (3/5/10)

2. FITNESS: WORKING OUT WITHOUT GETTING HURT. KEVIN D. PLANCHER, M.D., aleading NYC and Connecticut orthopaedic and sports medicine expert: "InFebruary and March, many people remain resolute about their New Year's vow toget in shape. Yet, it is important to exercise caution during a workoutbecause as health club memberships surge after Jan. 1, so do the number ofrelated injuries. Some are pure accidents: more than 50,000 exercisers a yearare treated in emergency rooms after falling off exercise balls andtreadmills, dropping heavy weights on their toes and tripping on jump ropes.Other injuries are easily preventable. It doesn't matter how fit you are -- aninjury can occur after bench pressing too much weight or hunching over thestair stepper. The other risk? Taking a hiatus to recover can sap that NewYear's motivation and send people back to hibernation." Plancher can discuss10 suggestions to keep a workout from becoming a work-over. News Contact:Melissa Chefec, mchefec@optonline.net Phone: +1-203-968-6625 (3/5/10)

3. HEALTH: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S NEW PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGGUIDELINES. KATHRYN TAYLOR, Ph.D., associate professor in the cancer controlprogram at GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, is available to comment onthe new prostate cancer screening guidelines set forth by the American CancerSociety: "ACS guidelines place an even greater emphasis on involving men inthe screening decision through shared decision making, and also highlight theimportant role that men's values play in the decision. The guidelinesexplicitly state that screening should not occur without an informed decision-making process." Taylor is located in Washington, D.C., and is also availableto do interviews via Skype. News Contact: Tressa Iris Kirby,tk275@georgetown.edu Phone: +1-202-687-8865 (3/5/10)

4. HEALTH: TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS LIVING WITH JUVENILE ARTHRITIS.KELLY ROUBA, disability advocate and author of the book, "Juvenile Arthritis:The Ultimate Teen Guide": "It's no secret that arthritis often comes withaging. In fact, more than 46 million adults have some form of the disease. But8.4 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 44 also have the disease.Rheumatoid arthritis affects one in every 100 people. More than 300,000children and teens are living with juvenile arthritis. Numerous medicaltreatments and wellness programs are now available to help young people withjuvenile arthritis lead fulfilling lives so that they, too, can continue topursue more active lifestyles." Rouba can discuss how young people living withjuvenile arthritis can lead more active lifestyles. She can also discuss whatis currently being done to help combat the disease. Rouba is located inTrenton, N.J. News Contact: Patricia Vaccarino, patricia@xanthuscom.com Phone:+1-206-979-3380 (3/5/10)

5. HOME: NEW PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AT HOME.LARRY LASETER is the president of MASCO HOME SERVICES, a subsidiary of Fortune500 home products company Masco Corporation and a leader in home performance.Laseter joined President Obama in Savannah, Ga., to discuss the Home Starprogram, which provides rebates and other financial incentives to encouragehomeowners to weatherize their homes and make energy-efficiency improvements.He is also leading the national rollout of a new program offering certifiedhome assessments and home efficiency improvements: "We applaud the efforts ofthe administration and urge Congress to approve this jobs creation programthat is truly a win-win-win. The Home Star program will put our nation'sconstruction force back to work, benefit homeowners and result in long-termenergy-efficiency gains." News Contact: Jeremy Bakken, jbakken@lambert-edwards.com Phone: +1-616-233-0500 (3/3/10)

6. SPORTS: HOW TO BE A STUDENT ATHLETE. CATHY SCHICK ("Coach Schick"),athletic director, SEATTLE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: "The life of astudent athlete is a balancing act. You may feel like a juggler with lots ofballs up in the air: school, family, friends, sports and work. Having tomanage all of these balls in the air can make you feel a lot of pressure andsometimes be overwhelming. No matter whether you are in high school, juniorhigh or middle school, in order to be a student athlete, you are expected tomeet your school's academic requirements. In fact, many schools enforce astrict rule: 'No pass, no play.' With so many items in your basket, you willneed to prioritize, not just your academic and athletic schedules, but yoursocial life as well. To play sports while you are in school, you need to learnthe basic concepts of time management: prioritizing your schedules anddeveloping strong routines and habits, setting realistic goals, keeping abalanced lifestyle and staying in communication with your teachers andcoaches." Schick can discuss tips for student athletes. News Contact: PatriciaVaccarino, patricia@xanthuscom.com Phone: +1-206-979-3380 (3/5/10)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: profnet@profnet.comTo consult the ProfNet Experts Database: http://www.prnewswire.com/profnetTo contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com1. Behavior: Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Beating Procrastination 2. Fitness: Working out Without Getting Hurt 3. Health: American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines 4. Health: Treatment for Children and Teens with Juvenile Arthritis 5. Home: New Program to Encourage Energy-Efficiency Improvements at Home 6. Sports: How to Be a Student Athlete

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