PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Super Bowl Snacks / Divorce / Health Reform

Saturday, January 9, 2010 Lifestyle News
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1. SEAN FORBES, president of VIRGIN HEALTHMILES, Framingham, Mass., a leadingprovider of employee health programs that pay people to get active: "With theSenate's recent passing of the health reform bill, Americans and politicianscannot lose sight of the fact that having health insurance does not in itselfmake for a healthier America. The problem with health insurance today is thatit suffers from a disconnect of cause and effect. Americans are not rewardedby our nation's healthcare system for the good health choices they make thathelp keep them out of the hospital. To reduce healthcare costs and create ahealthier America, our country needs to re-establish incentive linkagesbetween cost mitigating personal preventative-health behaviors and thepremiums we pay for downstream care." Forbes can discuss how companies cantake a leadership position around preventative healthcare, and how tostrategically use technology to provide visibility between short-term causeand long-term health effects. News Contact: Marian Hughes, Phone: +1-708-246-0083 (1/8/09)



1. HEALTH: PEDIATRIC CARE SHOULDN'T BE VICTIM OF DIVORCE. ELIZABETH DURSOBRANCH of McCURLEY ORSINGER McCURLEY NELSON & DOWNING, LLP, in Dallas: "When achild is sick, little else matters to parents. But when parents are divorced,a pediatrician's ability to provide non-emergency care for a child might beaffected by the family's legal situation. A pediatrician's first priority isto care for the child, but when parents are divorced, unfortunately, it canimpact the doctor-patient relationship. By understanding a few basics offamily law, everyone will be better equipped to handle the situation. A doctorneeds to know if both parents must consent to non-emergency, invasive medicaltreatment, as well as the validity of parental authorization agreements. Thedoctor also should be provided a copy of any current court orders for thepatient file." News Contact: Rhonda Reddick, Phone: +1-800-559-4534 (1/6/09)

2. NUTRITION: SUPER-HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY. ERIN PALINSKI,RD, LDN, CPT, a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert, cancomment on how men and women alike can make simple substitutions to theirfavorite Super Bowl snacks to reduce the fat and calories while still enjoyingall the flavor: "Most people face the predicament of trying to stay on trackwith their New Year's resolutions to lose weight and improve their healthwhile being faced with their favorite high-fat, high-calorie snacks andbeverages at Super Bowl celebrations. By making a few simple changes in yourfavorite recipes or choosing alternative snacks that are equally tasty, youcan save thousands of calories and cut the fat by over half." Palinski canalso discuss timely nutrition and fitness trends, such as staying on trackwith New Year's resolutions, and surprising diet modifications that canimprove heart health for National Heart Month in February. Palinski is locatedin Montclair, N.J. (1/8/09)

3. RELATIONSHIPS: DIVORCE: A POPULAR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION. BRAD LaMORGESEfrom the Dallas office of the family law firm McCURLEY ORSINGER McCURLEYNELSON & DOWNING, LLP: "For many, their New Year's resolutions may lead themdirectly to a divorce lawyer, as mid-January is traditionally a peak time forinquiries about divorce. People make it through the pressures of the holidays,then decide that they don't want to face those same arguments ordisappointments again. There are greater opportunities for conflicts involvingfinances or relatives this time of year. Plus, it's also a time when it'snormal to think about and make plans for the future, and some couples simplywait until January to begin divorce proceedings in order to keep upappearances during the family and social engagements of the holidays." NewsContact: Barry Pound, Phone: +1-800-559-4534 (1/8/09)

4. RELATIONSHIPS: HOW COUPLES CAN IMPROVE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. KARENGAIL LEWIS, Ph.D., author of "Why Don't You Understand? A Gender RelationshipDictionary," can discuss how couples can improve interpersonal communication:"In light of the PBS series 'This Emotional Life,' America's mind will betuned to learning ways to foster well-being, which can include clearing upcommunication between the sexes. Couples often get into horrific entanglements-- without understanding how they got there. They may start off with a simplequestion that, with no discernible explanation, erupts into an argument. Oneof them may walk out of the room, yell or go silent, which only inflames theother's feelings. How does this happen? Sometimes, it's as simple as one notaccurately hearing what the other says, but reacting based on what waserroneously heard. Sometimes, it's not recognizing that men participate betterin a conversation if they are posed with a question or a problem to solve. Ageneral comment, like women often make, leaves them waiting to hear what isexpected of them. It can end up with her talking, his waiting for a question,her getting angry that he is not responding, his then getting angry at her forgetting angry at him, and the cycle continues." Lewis is located inCincinnati. Contact: Jackie O'Neal, Phone: +1-609-334-8621 Web site: (1/8/09)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.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.com___________ TOPIC ALERT Health Care Reform (continued, 1 response) _____________ EXPERT ALERTS 1. Health: Pediatric Care Shouldn't Be Victim of Divorce 2. Nutrition: Super-Healthy Snacks for Your Super Bowl Party 3. Relationships: Divorce: A Popular New Year's Resolution 4. Relationships: How Couples Can Improve Interpersonal Communication


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