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1. BELIEFS: COMMUNICATING WITH SPIRITS DURING HALLOWEEN. PATRICK ANDRIES ofthe SCHOOL OF INTUITIVE ARTS AND SCIENCES and a CHICAGOHEALERS.COMpractitioner can offer information on how to communicate with spirits duringthe holiday season: "Halloween is historically considered to be a time whenthe separation between the physical world and the spiritual world is verythin, allowing visitation and communication from either side. This is part ofthe energy behind the modern holiday. Spirit communication occurs throughoutthe entire year, although certain periods can create a peak of activity andclarity. One way that people experience visitations from the spiritual realmis through dreams." News Contact: Erica Morisco, emorisco@paramountpr.comPhone: +1-312-643-2461 (10/17/08)

2. CONSUMER ISSUES: STRETCH YOUR MEAT DOLLAR. DR. RANDY HUFFMAN, president ofthe AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE FOUNDATION: "During these tough economic times,consumers are feeling the pinch, especially at the supermarket. In terms ofmeat, people should realize there are alternatives to filet mignon -- valuecuts that will still give great flavor and nutrition, while saving money atthe checkout counter. Flavorful marinades can tenderize economical cuts likethe chuck or round, and grilling reduces fat. Your marinated London Broil canfeed a crowd without the price tag." Huffman is an expert in meat cuts andnutrition, and can offer practical tips to shop more strategically for valuecuts and how to use them in healthy recipes. News Contact: Thomas J. Super, Phone: +1-202-587-4238 (10/17/08)

3. HEALTH: BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS DOESN'T HAVE TO BE CONFUSING. DR. CRAIGSHERMAN, director, PET/CT imaging, MANHATTAN DIGITAL RADIOLOGY, a diagnosticradiology center in New York's tri-state area: "Patients diagnosed with breastcancer require a clear and simple explanation of the process. New digitaldiagnostic technology is improving outcome and minimizing intervention forthousands of women every year. Breast cancer awareness is vital, but diagnosiscan be frightening and confusing. Gentler, more accurate life-savingtechnology is available to women today." Sherman can offer a clear explanationof new technology options and answer the questions: What is an ultrasound? Amammography? PET? PEM? He can discuss the process of diagnosis and the toolsthat are used to get to an answer, including the new positron emissionmammography, the first tool to provides images of body mass the size of agrain of rice. News Contact: Steven Greene, steven.greene@karasmamedia.comPhone: +1-917-656-1837 (10/17/08)

4. HEALTH: HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSONS SHOULD BE TREATED HOLISTICALLY. DR. HARRYHONG, Ph.D., OMD, CHICAGOHEALERS.COM practitioner, can discuss the effects ofa highly sensitive person (HSP) and how they can be treated holistically, forNational Health Education Week (October 20-26): "An HSP is more sensitive totheir surroundings because the brain reacts deeper to the signals sent by thesense organ. Because HSPs are easily stimulated, stressed and overwhelmed,there can be psychological issues. After years of taking care of thesepatients, I realize that most of them have a highly sensitive body (HSB). Thereason they ended up in my office is because they need individualized care.They never responded well to a general treatment plan." News Contact: EricaMorisco, Phone: +1-312-643-2461 (10/17/08)

5. HEALTH: HOW TO CONTROL SIDE EFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE. DR. MARILYN MITCHELL,M.D., CHICAGOHEALERS.COM practitioner, offers information on how to controlside effects of menopause, for World Menopause Day (Oct. 18): "Mid-life andmenopause changes are unique because they are often profound and sounexpected. As healthy adult women, we do not expect to have such disruptionin our physical, mental and emotional bodies. Some women feel like they are'not themselves' as they experience sleep disruption, hot flashes, labileemotions and personality changes." Mitchell can provide tips for battlingmenopause. News Contact: Erica Morisco, Phone: +1-312-643-2461 (10/17/08)

6. LIVING: WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH, MAKE LEMONS INTO LEMONADE. MISTY GIBBS,founder of MYINSPIRATIONLOUNGE.COM, a women's Web site: "During times ofeconomic uncertainty, there is a greater need for women to find balance whileremaining informed and staying positive. We must look at these tough times asa good chance to evaluate our businesses, reassess our priorities, and uncoveruntapped opportunities. Also, when we are forced to focus on our finances, wecan learn from our mistakes so that we are better prepared for futuredownturns (because there will be another one). The goal is to be proactive nowso in the future we are not reactive." Editor's Note: Gibbs has a profilelisted in the ProfNet Experts Database. To view the profile, go to and, after logging in, click on "Search Expert." NewsContact: Lorrie Thomas, Phone: +1-805-452-2615(10/17/08)

7. PARENTING: GOOD PARENTS GETTING BAD RAP FOR KIDS' MISBEHAVIOR. DR. NORMANHOFFMAN, licensed family and marriage therapist, and author of "Bad ChildrenCan Happen to Good Parents," is convinced that too many parents areundeservedly getting blamed for the nasty behavior of their children: "Thereis a modern-day misconception that 'there are no bad children, only badparents,' a teaching that singularly has caused needless guilt and delay infamilies engaging the help and therapy they need. Often, serious mentalillnesses or genetic traits predispose kids to act inappropriately." Insteadof rushing to lay blame, Hoffman offers specific "red flags" of the UncaringChild Syndrome and lays out a step-by-step, straightforward assessment processand treatment plan enabling parents to reshape their children's behavior. NewsContact: Steven Greene, Phone: +1-917-656-1837(10/17/08)

To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: profnet@profnet.comTo consult the ProfNet Experts Database: contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com1. Beliefs: Communicating with Spirits During Halloween 2. Consumer Issues: Stretch Your Meat Dollar 3. Health: Breast Cancer Diagnosis Doesn't Have to be Confusing 4. Health: Highly Sensitive Persons Should Be Treated Holistically 5. Health: How to Control Side Effects of Menopause 6. Living: When Times Get Tough, Make Lemons into Lemonade 7. Parenting: Good Parents Getting Bad Rap for Kids' Misbehavior


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