Sunday, January 15, 2023

CLEFT PALATE PROCEDURES: Nobel Peace Prize Congressional Nomination for Humanitarianism in Action

HONORING DR. PAUL DRESCHNACK - Drafted by: Honorable Michael Bilirakis of FLA in the House of Representatives

Transcribed from the U.S. Congressional Record of the House of Representatives (4/1/1998). re-published by IPHA NEWS Editorial team.


Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to commend the work of one of my constituents, Dr. Paul Dreschnack-- a plastic surgeon who spends several weeks each year in India, voluntarily performing free operations on children born with facial defects. I recently nominated Dr. Dreschnack and his mentor, Dr. Sharad Kumar Dicksheet, for a Nobel Peace Prize. I would like to share with our colleagues the letter I submitted with their nomination application.  

On behalf of the United States House of Representatives, I thank Dr. Dreschnack and Dr. Dicksheet for their tireless work.  They are very worthy of this prestigious award and would uphold its tradition of outstanding recipients if it is awarded to them.

Dear Nobel Committee Members: It is my distinct privilege to bring before the Committee two physicians whose humanitarian contributions in the area of medicine have prompted me to submit their names for consideration as Nobel Prize Laureates.

I became acquainted with the work of Dr. Dicksheet and Dr. Dreschnack during a recent meeting with representatives from a local chapter of an international civic organization, the Rotary Club of Dunedin, North.  The story that unfolded over the next several hours could be submitted by the headlines of some of the articles contained in their packet: "The Doctor's Heart: A New York Doctor Returns to India to Give His Life's Earnings Back": "New Life to the Deformed"; "One Man, 20,000 Lives."

Most of us, as we mature and recognize that we have been the recipient of unearned blessings or talents in life, desire to give back to he community.  Such is the motive driving both Dr. Discksheet and Dr. Dreschnack. But their vision, the longevity and the largesse of their contributions sets them apart among men.

For thirty years, Dr. Sharad Dicksheet has spent approximately six months each year in the poorest regions of India, providing free surgery to those in need. He brings with him a small team of surgeons, often paying for their travel out of his own funds.


They arrive at one of the many Plastic Surgery Camps, or Shibers, as they are called. Year after year, the routine has been the same.  By daybreak, hundreds of people have arrived (some traveling hundreds of miles) to be evaluated for treatment.  In the recent years the number of arriving at each site has often increased to over one-thousand people.

Time and resources dictate that only those deemed treatable can be assured of surgery. The3 patients are primarily cleft lip and or cleft palate cases but include a variety of facial deformities of joints, and deformed ears and eyes.

By nine o'clock, separate operating tables have been set up for the team and the surgeries begin, continuing uninterrupted until six o'clock in the evening.  AN average of thirty-five surgeries are performed daily, but many times the number reaches more than fifty.  The statistics are phenomenal.  Since Dr. Dicksheet began his work in 1968, more than 40,000 operations have been performed. Financially, his contributions exceed $80 Million.

But what does the work mean to his patients? Nothing short of a new life! Infants who would have died, unable to suck milk, now thrive. Families outcast by the social stigma of deformity, are restored. Young girls (and boys), unmarriageable and unable to work or make a living, have a future.  Each of the 40,000 cases has a life changing story.  It would be impossible to accurately estimate the thousands of people whose lives have been positively affected by Dr. Dicksheet and his associates.  And when you consider that the doctors also each surgical techniques to Indian surgeons through the Indian Medical Society, the number increases even more.

What makes Dr. Dicksheet's story even more remarkable is that the doctor has conducted the majority of his humanitarian work while he, himself, has been in grave health.  About 18 years ago he underwent surgery for laryngeal cancer. His speech is, for the most part, inaudible and he must communicate in writing much of the time.  Ten years ago, he suffered a severe heart attack, followed by another attack in 1994.  In spite of his health he has continued to raise funds, travel and operate from a wheelchair.  At this time, however, his health has further deteriorated.  He is not expected to live much longer.  Over the years he has treated each day as a "bonanza" and has filled it with giving his life to his fellow man.  "I feel good in giving this service to my countrymen," he responds when asked about his work.

What will happen to his work? Preparation has been made to turn the work over to the very capable hands of Dr. Paul Dreschnack, who has worked with Dr. Dicksheet for nine years and shares his vision, enthusiasm and dedication. As Dr. Dreschnack responds in an interview in 1995, "I'll be doing it (the work) for a long time,"  I am very proud to count Dr. Paul Dreschnack as a resident of my Congressional District.

The humanitarian contributions of these men sets an example for the world.  They exemplify how much more we can give when we are willing to give our lives, totally.  They show us how much longer our vision can be when we refuse to see obstacles and we view our fellow man as a brother.

I am very pleased to bring Dr. Sharad Kumar Dicksheet and Dr. Paul Dreschnack before you.

With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours-

MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Member of Congress


THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
By. Robert L. Bard, MD

Known by many of his peers as "Dr. Sir. Paul " (knighted by various European nations for his philanthropic work), I am honored to forge a collaborative partnership with his NYC practice and the advancement of his therapeutic research projects.  

Dr. Dreschnack stands today as one of the top rated experts in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, while representing the best direction for the future of our medical society. He is one of the finest advocates for global health and a leader in some of the latest procedural innovations. Where a 4x nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize might affect one’s ego, Dr. Dreschnack remains the same kind and humble soul - always engaging others with that unending passion for collaborative ventures. When he first toured my diagnostic imaging facility in NYC, we immediately bonded because of his passion and uncompromising creativity for advancing therapeutic protocols.  Our relationship was cemented around the joys of technical brainstorming and the common goal of making a difference in patient care.

Reflecting on his work in India, Dr. Dreschnack broke new ground in clinical intervention protocols. His surgical talents combined with his courage to overcome geopolitical restrictions made his international crusade possible, improving and saving over 30,000 children's lives.  For this, he is clearly recognized in the world stage and well deserving of it.



Robert L. Bard, MD, DABR, FAIUM, FASLMS
Having paved the way for the study of various cancers both clinically and academically, Dr. Robert Bard is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of 21st Century 3-D ULTRASONOGRAPHIC VOLUMETRIC DOPPLER IMAGING. He co-founded the 9/11 CancerScan program to bring additional diagnostic support to all first responders from Ground Zero. His main practice in midtown, NYC (Bard Diagnostic Imaging- www.CancerScan.com) uses the latest in digital Imaging technology has been also used to help guide biopsies and in many cases, even replicate much of the same reports of a clinical invasive biopsy.


What is DR. PAUL DRESCHNACK Up To Today?

Dr. Paul Dreschnack is an internationally established reconstructive surgeon, a medical researcher and a humanitarian. He has been the recipient of numerous knighthoods, countless awards from the medical community and is a four time Nobel Peace Prize nominee [see Tampa Bay Times news/9/12/2005]. His expanded research in innovative therapeutic modalities continue to bring recognized success to his many patients and the world of medicine.

As a multimodality specialist, the success of Dr. Dreschnack's mission comes from combining the latest clinical findings from his advanced biological research work with his leadership in surgical care. From 1978-1999, Dr. Dreschnack achieved world notoriety with a team of surgeons by operating on an est. 250,000 to 300,000 children (free of charge) with birth defects in India.  This surgery impacted so many lives from social exclusion, unemployment and limited marriage possibilities, that often lead to the death of these children. 

Today, Dr. Dreschnack continues to perform his specialized work in both reconstructive surgery and therapeutic care. He runs various private practices throughout the New York/New Jersey area and is also the chief surgical specialist at PAUL A. DRESCHNACK, MD. P.C. in the New York metropolitan area.  Moreover, Dr. Dreschnack was recently appointed a top educational advocacy role with IPHA (Integrative Pain Healers Alliance) and is poised to form new research protocols on restorative care and advanced recovery solutions.


MEDICAL ROLE MODEL* is a feature series published by IPHA NEWS. Each report showcases a peer nominated individual  purely for his/her leadership, interpersonal or professional achievements and whose work is recognized for their notable merit to the community. MEDICAL ROLE MODEL* is an educational report about chosen individuals who are also members of the INTEGRATIVE PAIN HEALERS ALLIANCE.  All reports are for public information only and is not to be misconstrued as commercial marketing for that individual in any way whatsoever.

Copyright Notice: The materials provided on this newsletter "360 Health Alert" are copyrighted and the intellectual property of the publishers/producers (The NY Cancer Resource Alliance/IntermediaWorx inc.). It is provided publicly strictly for informational purposes within non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance. Unless otherwise indicated on this web based page, sharing, re-posting, re-publishing of this work is strictly prohibited without due permission from the publishers.  Also, certain content may be licensed from third-parties. The licenses for some of this Content may contain additional terms. When such Content licenses contain additional terms, we will make these terms available to you on those pages (which his incorporated herein by reference).The publishers/producers of this site and its contents such as videos, graphics, text, and other materials published are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, please always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health provider. Do not postpone or disregard any professional medical advice over something you may have seen or read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately.  This website does not support, endorse or recommend any specific products, tests, physicians, procedures, treatment opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this site. Referencing any content or information seen or published in this website or shared by other visitors of this website is solely at your own risk. The publishers/producers of this Internet web site reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Internet web site or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you.

Friday, January 13, 2023

WHERE RECONSTRUCTIVE SCIENCE MEETS CLINICAL AESTHETICS

MEDICAL ROLE MODELS: 
Nobel Peace Prize  Congressional Nomination for Humanitarianism in Action

Transcribed from the U.S. Congressional Record of the House of Representatives (4/1/1998)

HONORING DR. PAUL DRESCHNACK - Drafted by: Honorable Michael Bilrakis of FLA in the House of Representatives

Mr. Bilrakis, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to commend the work of one of my constituents, Dr. Paul Dreschnack. Dr. Dreschnack is a plastic surgeon who spends several weeks each year in India, voluntarily performing free operations on children born with facial defects. I recently nominated Dr. Dreschnack and his mentor, Dr. Sharad Kumar Dicksheet, for a Nobel Peace Prize. I would like to share with our colleagues the letter I submitted with their nomination application.  

On behalf of the United States House of Representatives, I thank Dr. Dreschnack and Dr. Dicksheet for their tireless work.  They are very worthy of this prestigious award and would uphold its tradition of outstanding recipients if it is awarded to them.

Dear Nobel Committee Members: It is my distinct privilege to bring before the Committee two physicians whose humanitarian contributions in the area of medicine have prompted me to submit their names for consideration as Nobel Prize Laureates.

I became acquainted with the work of Dr. Dicksheet and Dr. Dreschnack during a recent meeting with representatives from a local chapter of an international civic organization, the Rotary Club of Dunedin, North.  The story that unfolded over the next several hours could be submitted by the headlines of some of the articles contained in their packet: "The Doctor's Heart: A New York Doctor Returns to India to Give His Life's Earnings Back": "New Life to the Deformed"; "One Man, 20,000 Lives."

Most of us, as we mature and recognize that we have been the recipient of unearned blessings or talents in life, desire to give back to he community.  Such is the motive driving both Dr. Discksheet and Dr. Dreschnack. But their vision, the longevity and the largesse of their contributions sets them apart among men.

For thirty years, Dr. Sharad Dicksheet has spent approximately six months each year in the poorest regions of India, providing free surgery to those in need. He brings with him a small team of surgeons, often paying for their travel out of his own funds.


They arrive at one of the many Plastic Surgery Camps, or Shibers, as they are called. Year after year, the routine has been the same.  By daybreak, hundreds of people have arrived (some traveling hundreds of miles) to be evaluated for treatment.  In the recent years the number of arriving at each site has often increased to over one-thousand people.

Time and resources dictate that only those deemed treatable can be assured of surgery. The3 patients are primarily cleft lip and or cleft palate cases but include a variety of facial deformities of joints, and deformed ears and eyes.

By nine o'clock, separate operating tables have been set up for the team and the surgeries begin, continuing uninterrupted until six o'clock in the evening.  AN average of thirty-five surgeries are performed daily, but many times the number oreaches more than fifty.  The statistics are phenomenal.  Since Dr. Dicksheet began his work in 1968, more than 40,000 operations have been performed. Financially, his contributions exceed $80 Million.

But what does the work mean to his patients? Nothing short of a new life! Infants who would have died, unable to suck milk, now thrive. Families outcast by the social stigma of deformity, are restored. Young girls (and boys), unmarriageable and unable to work or make a living, have a future.  Each of the 40,000 cases has a life changing story.  It would be impossible to accurately estimate the thousands of people whose lives have been positively affected by Dr. Dicksheet and his associates.  And when you consider that the doctors also each surgical techniques to Indian surgeons through the Indian Medical Society, the number increases even more.

What makes Dr. Dicksheet's story even more remarkable is that the doctor has conducted the majority of his humanitarian work while he, himself, has been in grave health.  About 18 years ago he underwent surgery for laryngeal cancer. His speech is, for the most part, inaudible and he must communicate in writing much of the time.  Ten years ago, he suffered a severe heart attack, followed by another attack in 1994.  In spite of his health he has continued to raise funds, travel and operate from a wheelchair.  At this time, however, his health has further deteriorated.  He is not expected to live much longer.  Over the years he has treated each day as a "bonanza" and has filled it with giving his life to his fellow man.  "I feel good in giving this service to my countrymen," he responds when asked about his work.

What will happen to his work? Preparation has been made to turn the work over to the very capable hands of Dr. Paul Dreschnack, who has worked with Dr. Dicksheet for nine years and shares his vision, enthusiasm and dedication. As Dr. Dreschnack responds in an interview in 1995, "I'll be doing it (the work) for a long time,"  I am very proud to count Dr. Paul Dreschnack as a resident of my Congressional District.

The humanitarian contributions of these men sets an example for the world.  They exemplify how much more we can give when we are willing to give our lives, totally.  They show us how much longer our vision can be when we refuse to see obstacles and we view our fellow man as a brother.

I am very pleased ot bring Dr. Sharad Kumar Dicksheet and Dr. Paul Dreschnack before you.


With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours,

MICHAEL BILRAKIS, member of Congress.



Who is DR. PAUL DRESCHNACK?

Dr. Paul Dreschnack is an internationally established reconstructive surgeon, a medical researcher and a humanitarian. He has been the recipient of numerous knighthoods, countless awards from the medical community and is a four time Nobel Peace Prize nominee [see Tampa Bay Times news/9/12/2005]. His expanded research in innovative therapeutic modalities continue to bring recognized success to his many patients and the world of medicine.

As a multimodality specialist, the success of Dr. Dreschnack's mission comes from combining the latest clinical findings from his advanced biological research work with his leadership in surgical care. From 1978-1999, Dr. Dreschnack achieved world notoriety with a team of surgeons by operating on an est. 250,000 to 300,000 children (free of charge) with birth defects in India.  This surgery impacted so many lives from social exclusion, unemployment and limited marriage possibilities, that often lead to the death of these children. 

Today, Dr. Dreschnack continues to perform his specialized work in both reconstructive surgery and therapeutic care. He runs various private practices throughout the New York/New Jersey area and is also the chief surgical specialist at PAUL A. DRESCHNACK, MD. P.C. in the New York metropolitan area.  Moreover, Dr. Dreschnack was recently appointed a top educational advocacy role with IPHA (Integrative Pain Healers Alliance) and is poised to form new research protocols on restorative care and advanced recovery solutions.


Thursday, December 22, 2022

CELEBRATING THE ART OF RELATIONSHIP BUILDING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Written by: Lennard M. Gettz, Ed.D

"Most of us have not (yet) physically met, but our synergy helped unite us under our common professional interests..."

Whether in LIFE, WORK or A NEW VENTURE, many popular rules about relationships remain prevalent through one's path to success:

    1) It's WHO you know...
    2) Never GO it alone...
    3) There is no I in team
    4) You are who your FRIENDS are
    5) It takes a VILLAGE -
    6) "Growth doesn't happen in a vacuum" [2]
    7) "No one knows everything... open up to others to fuel our continued knowledge"
    8) And then there is that classic Beatles tune "I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends"

EVOLUTION IN PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING
From 1998-2008, I ran a magazine called B2BNETEVENTS- reporting on the 'business networking' at a time when business card exchange parties were rampant. The allure of meeting business owners and reps gave the hope of expanding your sales and creating new partnerships was the IT thing to do in business development.  Quantifying the return on investment of attending these events (the gas, the dry-cleaning and the time spent), most networkers fall short of actually getting ANY real business from this mode of self-promotion. I personally found myself at the end of this era setting fire to over 3 barrels full of business cards that amounted to nothing (after dedicated follow-ups) thinking "we need a better way to connect with the world".

...AND THEN THERE'S LINKEDIN
In 2009, a converted networker showed me a website that was a powerfully growing trend in finding professionals in just about ANY industry. LINKEDIN is that go-to place for search for and to connect with just about anyone in any field.  As with the rise of dating sites, this digital meet-and-greet followed the trend of RELATIONSHIP MARKETING without the 'sweat equity' and the exhaustive pains of traditional face-to-face events.

"GO DIGITAL" FOR THE PRICE OF A THUMBS-UP
To date, Linkedin stands as the undisputed conduit for meeting leaders in just about any field.  FORBES calls Linkedin "the best option...hands down, (as) the largest professional network available in the world!" 

Where the face-to-face alternative gets you 20-30 business cards and conversations per event, Linkedin offers the power of international-to-local searchers with unlimited communication and exchange potential with countless members within short amount of time.

As an industry information resource, the SHARING/PUBLISHING aspect of Linkedin offers true inside perspective on just about any product, service or campaign.  All professionals hold the opportunity to showcase their expertise and present updates on their product or technology thanks to the powerful post-publishing and streaming platform.  Posting an article or an announcement can get you the attention of would-be connections that could end up being your next business partner with very little effort.

For the medical community (where most of my clients reside), sharing the latest innovations and protocols is an ideal place to share with the professional community- and private groups which Linkedin is also known for.

"In partnerSHIPs or friendSHIPs, the suffix "ship" is taken from an Old High Germanic word 'schaffen' meaning "to CREATE" or "to BUILD" - [1]

FINDING YOUR PEOPLE
Decades into finding synergy and relationship building (where all practices thrive), it's all about finding your own circle.  To work with a trusted network of partners is the key to any success.  Using all available resources (including referral sourcing or 'word of mouth') to meet and know one another is STILL the key to ultimate growth.  

BUILDING AND GROWING YOUR OWN CIRCLE
Each day, alliances and professional groups are built, promoting collaboration, joint ventures and other efforts that call for combined leaderships co-working for a larger goal.  More than safety in numbers, there is a sensible source of power in exploring new territories or expanding one's current essence WITH the joint support and empowerment of a collective and unified team. None of us as to GO it alone anymore! 




Building a Global Network- Thanks to Digital Connections 

One of IPHA's esteemed clinical collaborators is Dr. Robert Bard- diagnostic imaging specialist in NYC. His 35+ years in practice has connected him with countless medical visionaries and industry leaders far and wide under the spirit of patient care or joint research.  His  expansive network continues to attract local to national to global exchange- where his digital ultrasound has become the perfect collaboration technology.  Where collaboration can build friendships, many great minds eventually make their way to an office visit.   (1) Dr. Paul Dreschnack- reconstructive surgeon, NY  (2) Prof. Joseph Toy- neuromagnetic therapy, Montreal CA  (3) Pat Ziemer- Magnawave PEMF, Louisville, KY), Silvia Binder, Ondamed Biofeedback (Freiburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany) and January Howard, Aesthetics Specialist (Ft. Lauderdale, FLA).  




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The Trend in Business Connectivity
The world has changed and so have we! After COVID, many of us now connect with friends or companies online instead of face-to-face. We can post something to reach millions right away! And, it's not just for fun - lots of people join forces via the internet too. They help those in business who are facing hard decisions all around the globe by sharing stories, educating each other and communicating together as one community. On top that, virtual meetings and messaging platforms make getting business done super easy! This new Digital Age is totally revolutionizing business and personal relationships in a big way. - Patrick Ziemer, CEO - Founder MagnaWave PEMF & Aura Wellness


The Beacon for Fellow Change-Makers 
"As we navigate in the post COVID world, professionals have had to evolve to be successful in maintaining and establishing relationships.  Whether on a personal or professional level, we have become dependent on digital media.  In the past connecting with people involved a cold call, a conference, convention and/or tradeshow now a single post can reach millions of potential customers.  Another benefit of the digital arena is bringing together like minded professionals to embark on crusades to educate, advocate and communicate.  Many people who have suffered from unfortunate circumstances now have an alliance from all across the world to advocate for their cause.  Virtual meetings can be performed on a regular basis.  This new age of communication is revolutionizing how business is done.  When the word Zoom is now used as a verb (Let's Zoom that) that is enough evidence to know the change has occurred"   -
Josh Schueller, PT (Rockford, MI)


Genuine Synergy in Partnerships
Entrepreneurship can be a rocky road, especially when we’re going it alone, but, with support from others in a way that facilitates synergy, we can all achieve so much more. When we make fortuitous connections, creating synergistic relationships with others who share our passion, they contribute to our purpose - and in turn, we contribute to theirs.  In order to learn more from others, I took to LinkedIn. These connections provided me with the potential for opportunities that would have never developed otherwise. I was contacted by the CEO of a start-up that needed a brain health specialist. As a result, I was offered the opportunity to merge my brain-health coaching practice with his start-up, which already had established marketing and business strategies. This confirmed to me, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the potential for these opportunities were not coincidental and the benefits of these relationships have been too numerous to count.    - Marilyn Abrahamson, MA,CCC-SLP - CBHC (Morganville, NJ)


Team Building 2.0
"How can movers and shakers in the health field lend their knowledge and talent into an amazing think tank, without taking time off to travel- and still have a meaningful conversation?  The art of Relationship Building answers that question. The world gets a little smaller each time like-minded professionals can meet face-to-face, and do so in a “semi-formal” way, getting the business/task at hand worked on, and sharing parts of our lives that make us all human, and approachable as a “digital neighbor”. We all know how much global carbon we save by using digital think tanks. There are even “break out rooms” for people to work in smaller groups to get to an answer, or get to know each other in a shorter period of time, which is one of the main benefits this technology provides - saving time. The face-to-face time spent with other professionals edifies all that are in the digital room, and mind-shares and brain-dumps help offer new knowledge or a new spin on the text book knowledge we all learned when attaining our professional sheepskins. Digital platforms are here to stay. They are becoming one of the top networking models for non-local members to share ideas and presentations. I can’t think of our world moving forward with out them."  - Dr. Jerry Dreessen DC CCSP (Mountlake Terrace, WA)



Copyright Notice: The materials provided on this newsletter "360 Health Alert" are copyrighted and the intellectual property of the publishers/producers (The NY Cancer Resource Alliance/IntermediaWorx inc. and The AngioFoundation). It is provided publicly strictly for informational purposes within non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance. Unless otherwise indicated on this web based page, sharing, re-posting, re-publishing of this work is strictly prohibited without due permission from the publishers.  Also, certain content may be licensed from third-parties. The licenses for some of this Content may contain additional terms. When such Content licenses contain additional terms, we will make these terms available to you on those pages (which his incorporated herein by reference).The publishers/producers of this site and its contents such as videos, graphics, text, and other materials published are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, please always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health provider. Do not postpone or disregard any professional medical advice over something you may have seen or read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately.  This website does not support, endorse or recommend any specific products, tests, physicians, procedures, treatment opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this site. Referencing any content or information seen or published in this website or shared by other visitors of this website is solely at your own risk. The publishers/producers of this Internet web site reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Internet web site or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

NEWS: MEDICAL ASSOCIATION BOOSTS NATIONAL PRESENCE FOR FIRST RESPONDER PODCAST




12/11/2022- The AngioFoundation (501c3) announced its official sponsorship of the RESPONDER RESILIENCE PODCAST.  This recent funding boost (alongside a lineup of new corporate and foundation sponsors) aimed at advancing the programming of the responder-media initiative's national footprint.

Since its inception in the fall of 2021, the podcast's popularity in the fire, law enforcement and other responder groups maintained a steady growth, continuing to bring in some of the most respected and recognized guests from the rescue service.  This steady rise in subscribers led the show to reach over 60 memorable episodes and a respectable set of subscribers in the public sector. In its 3rd season, Responder Resilience earned national recognition thanks in part to another AngioFoundation partner-- F.A.C.E.S. (Firefighters Against Cancer & Exposures). 

The alliance originally began in 2018 when the org's executive founder Dr. Robert L. Bard joined a medical collaboration with the 9/11 CancerScan -an early detection advocacy program for ground zero rescue responders.  Retired firefighter and cancer survivor Dave Dachinger was elected as a technical advisor of the project, spotlighting the health initiative called "Get Checked Now!".

On October 17, 2021, leading board members of the AngioFoundation spoke as guests on one of the early episodes of the Responder Resilience video podcast (Season 1, Episode 6) where Dr. Bard and executive director Dr. Lennard Gettz presented clinical reviews about the identified toxins and carcinogenic particulates from the many types of fire calls - otherwise called "BEING SALTY". They discussed clinical findings about today's "plastic fires", 9/11 illnesses, and they also covered a review on modern non-invasive diagnostics including image-guided biopsies and targeted therapies. This episode raised significant viewership in the fire service and earned new audiences within the cancer communities- thanks to the podcast's online re-distribution channels and social media boosting. 

In Nov. 2021, F.A.C.E.S. and Responder Resilience teamed up on a special project broadcasting their November meeting of the NY Fire Bell Club at the NYC Fire Museum (See Video) which catapulted a major event in 5/2022 at the FDNY Fire Academy in Randall’s Island (NY). An official ceremony was held for the 699 first responders of the 1975 NY Telephone Exchange Fire (Feb. 27, 1975) with the Memorial Wall and Plaque Dedication Ceremony. Dr. Bard took the podium as an honoring speaker and presented the highest foundation award to advocate and survivor Ret. FF. Dan J. Noonan.


PSA: Public Service Announcement- F.A.C.E.S. Foundation


As a public educational service, Mr. Dachinger attracted fundamental supporters and program partners including podcast co-hosts clinical psychologist Dr. Stacy Raymond and licensed social worker Bonnie Rumilly. AngioFoundation program executive and F.A.C.E.S. director Dr. Gettz also joined the efforts to support the podcast's branding, distribution and outreach development.  "Now more than ever, streamlining our public media with sound educational content and dedicated awareness is paramount.  Using the benefits of the web to bring front-row access to the insight of our local heroes is empowerment for us all… on so many levels.  Lessons learned from  active members of the rescue service carries great value when it comes to uniting our community," states Dr. Bard.

THE ANGIOFOUNDATION was established in 2001 as public trust in support of medical research and educational programs relating to noninvasive cancer diagnostic solutions. Over the years, the foundation championed public advocacy efforts through new alliances with public health initiatives like the FIRST RESPONDERS CANCER RESOURCE, BRAIN INJURY DETECTION, THE PAIN HEALERS COALITION and the WOMEN'S DIAGNOSTIC NETWORK. The AngioFoundation's sponsorship is a national endorsement of the podcast within the medical community. The attention gained from this is expected to bring in new support from other supporters of rescuers' health and safety groups as well as other foundations who encourage prevention and early detection.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

For Immediate Release: ATHLETES JOINING THE FIGHT FOR FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS (Part 1)

PART 1: "2 DOCS & A PRO BOXER" 

9/2/2022‐ In the spirit of a joint partnership for improved public wellness, a unique and special advocacy team was formed in Montreal, Canada between three unlikely yet profound champions in their own respective arenas.  This trio is comprised of a functional clinician (Professor Joseph Toy), an imaging specialist from NYC (Dr. Robert Bard) and a world class boxing champ (WBC Bridgerweight Oscar Rivas).  Their immediate synergy inspired a collective message for what will soon be part of the next episode of MEDICAL VISIONARIES, a wellness news series produced by IPHA (Integrative Pain Healers Alliance) and the AngioFoundation (501c3). This issue offers informative concepts about the growing trend in non-invasive alternatives including regenerative medicine in the athletic community.   

This alliance was formed at the Neuro Life Health Clinics (Cliniques Neuro-Vie Santé) and Healthy Recovery Institute (Institut du Rétablissement en Santé) in Montreal- when Mr. Rivas underwent electromagnetic treatments to support faster treatment recovery from his latest fight.  The appointment was scheduled on a Saturday (away from fans or disruptive public engagement). Under the professional management of Stephane Lepine, Oscar Rivas was introduced to Prof. Toy's neuromagnetic stimulation treatments which he expressed has "changed his entire perspective on wellness and physical maintenance".  For the better part of one year, the vast majority of his visits were about supporting PREVENTION protocols‐where PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field stimulation) was applied for its properties of cellular regeneration and overall wellness. 

In a private interview, the boxing champ expressed great appreciation and support of the benefits he has experienced with PEMF. "For over five years, I have been working with a specialized physiotherapist who started me on neuro-stimulation, and ever since, most of my treatments followed this same approach. Out of everything I tried, this is where I see the biggest results so far!  I looked to neuro-stimulation to get me back on track as quick as possible after harsh training and my (many) injuries from recent fights—and past injuries from years of boxing.  I always look forward to doing kind of a reset of the muscles and tissues."

Prof. Joseph Toy, often known as “Dr. SIFU” by many of his patients, friends and supporters is a 9th degree black belt Kung Fu Master- with a history of opening 16 martial arts schools worldwide. Prof. Toy applied this extensive mastery to his academic studies in Biochemical Engineering that created a unique international healing career in energy therapy.  Today, he continues to tap into the potential of Pulsed Electromagnetics to further his research to over 2000 different pathologies.  "Cell regeneration is a very real science that is part of many existing modalities.  It's what helps our bodies recover from injury and prevent us from deteriorating. As an example, energy healing is widely used for things like PTSD or depression and also anxiety. Using PEMF can help the brain recover faster.  There's also quite a bit of research out there about stroke injuries and concussion- complex disorders that offers so much promise and clear evidence to offer positive benefits to so many."


ENTER THE NEW YORK IMAGING GURU

From a history of collaborative research and tag-team work on clinical care,  Prof. Toy has been a staunch supporter of DR. ROBERT BARD's work as a "visual validator".  For this complex case, Dr. Bard was called to the Montreal office to scan and confirm the effects of PEMF treatments.   "I am honored to work with some of the most open minded change-makers like "Dr. Toy"… and also Oscar, whose insight on personal wellness makes for a profound voice for the professional athletic community", states Dr. Bard.   "He clearly recognizes the value and effect of non-invasive innovations that can do so much for prevention and the care of sports related injuries. I am equally proud of how ultrasound technology has evolved so far in my lifetime that something like the portable model I took with me on the plane (the Terason T-3200) performed deep scanning of Oscar's injuries much the same way my full-sized hospital grade ultrasound back in the office.  To visually assess a treatment process in real time is such a game changer in the treatment process!"


BACKGROUND

PROF. JOSEPH JOCELYN TOY is world recognized as a PEMF Medical Protocol Specialist- credentialed for his research in treating military veterans with PTSD.  He received a 2022 fellowship from the AngioFoundation and is an active member of the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine (Dubai). ÓSCAR ANDRES RIVAS TORRES is a Colombian professional boxer who has held the WBC Bridgerweight title since 2021. He also challenged for the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title in 2019, and previously held the IBF International, WBC-NABF and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles. DR. ROBERT L. BARD specializes in advanced 3-D sonography to detect cancers of the breast, prostate, skin, thyroid and melanoma. He runs an active practice in NYC where he continues to develop new diagnostic protocols for other chronic disorders while partnering with therapeutic specialists to validate and confirm treatment efficacy.  

For more info on this press release, contact: Graciella Davi, IPHA-News Editor: ipha.editor@gmail.com. 631-920-5757

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Part 2: IPHA NEWS continues a review about Oscar Rivas' philosophies on wellness, life extension and regenerative therapy with an expanded report on Professor Toy's PEMF review and Dr. Bard's Imaging alliance.  An upcoming interview will present former NYS Boxing Commissioner John Signorile about his longstanding career and professional his views on sports injuries and concussion cases.   



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Friday, September 2, 2022

GOING PORTABLE: A TECH MOVEMENT SUPPORTING TREATMENT ENDURANCE

A promising wave in neurostimulation technology is on a fast track to offering a new type of solution to supporting mental health, anxiety control, stress reduction and brain performance optimization.  Pursuing our current trend in personal electronics (of being portable, wearable and wifi-managed), many of these products are achieving a rise in popularity in the consumer market over their predecessors.


PERSONALIZED ACCESS TO HEALTH TECH

The two parts of healthcare are comprised of DIAGNOSTIC and THERAPEUTIC protocols.  Just a short leap in time, while peruising through your neighborhood drug store aisles, you may witness the upgrade (and explosion) in health related products.  The same testing products once accessible only in a doctor's office visit are now consumer versions of medical devices like the blood pressure cuff, the pulse oximeter, rapid (Covid-19) tests and blood test kits- all priced and readily available as off-the-shelf products. A similar evolution is the commercialized Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) home test kits.  These are lab exams that are now available without a prescription or a doctors' note- including: home colon test kits, pharmacogenetic tests to name a few.


The same goes treatment products- where consumer access to so many devices, medications



Enough data and biometrics have been collected on these issues for engineers to build out from (what they may consider) active formulas based on every available scientific and theoretical concept.



Digitizing the process of transcendental meditation, users of these solutions are enjoying the personalized regenerative care through an easy delivery system like a smart phone app.  Since the past decade, developers have carved a major market for this affordably-priced brain-health protocol for consumers and pro-sumers alike. Descriptions for this tech movement range  "digital stress redux", "brain fitness", "meditation on steroids" to "mental optimizer". 

THE PORTABLE EEG

Our tech research and review team is in constant search for the next technology breakthrough. Starting with the diagnostic readers, the 'brain health' market identifies The probable roots of y Problem solves

https://www.mobihealthnews.com/24401/nine-health-wearables-for-your-head

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

FORGING ALLIANCES OF UNITED RESOURCES AGAINST CANCER (Part 1)

Introduction

The NY Cancer Resource Alliance was founded shortly after 9/11 (2001) as a unifying conduit between all advocates and advocacy groups. The group's core members are partner-volunteers whose assets are self-funded and driven by a common goal of supporting all cancer advocates through research, clinical services or educational efforts. Under the common spirit of collaboration and brainstorming, NYCRA actively connects with all community leaders to offer collected resources to cancer patients, survivors and all those seeking current information about cancer care.  

This year, NYCRA "hits the national stage" by connecting with all cancer orgs, specifically women-related cancers as part of their latest collective plan to join hands and mobilize advocacy functions. The NYCRA website brandishes the motto: "Only Together Can We Truly Grow"- a statement gifted to the once startup group by a role model in  breast cancer advocacy, Mrs. Jennifer Hunt (and a fundraiser for the now defunct LI2DAY). This philosophy rings true even more with this new outreach program.

“JOINING HANDS” WITH FELLOW CAREGIVERS
Mr. Joe Cappello, executive founder of the "Are You Dense?" Foundation aligned with NYCRA director Dr. Lennard Gettz to initiate this nationwide outreach effort to all cancer organizations to form a collective resource for all cancer survivors, patients and their families.  Additional support of this program comes from top members of the Women's Diagnostic Network (an IPHA branch) Dr. Roberta Kline and Dr. Noelle Cutter- who themselves forged an alliance with a growing list of health professionals and cancer advocacy groups.

8/4 - This first meeting of the minds was co-hosted by Mr. Cappello who coordinated with leaders from GILDA'S CLUB WESTCHESTER, a community organization for people with cancer, their families and friends. Founded and inspired by the late Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder, the org's local chapters provide meeting places where those who have cancer, their families, and friends can join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care.   Gilda's Club Executive Director Jennifer Scully and Dir. of Development Deborah August were the guests of honor, with clinical guest, Dr. Robert Bard (cancer diagnostic specialist from NYC) and moderated by Lennard Gettz.  This special assembly of cancer advocates and clinical leaders proved to be an ideal collaborative group, sharing and exploring ideas under the spirit of finding new solutions in the name of awareness and research support. "We look forward to partnering with the NYCRA and Are You Dense Foundation.  This relationship has tremendous potential to further our reach, providing resources, education and support to so many individuals impacted by cancer,” stated Ms. Scully.

Planning this program was originally earmarked for the spring of 2019. As with most get-togethers, the Covid-19 Pandemic pushed the timetable to dates with (hopefully) reduced and safer surge rates, until eventually, the trend of virtual video conferencing became the ultimate solution for immediate programming. "As the battle against cancer continues, I am proud to see the spirit of foundations and medical crusaders like Dr. Bard maintain their momentum as far as their respective commitments", says Dr. Cutter. "We're actually seeing a major uptick in educational programs, grant-funded research and innovative resources from the public sector, and thanks to digital conferencing, sharing solutions has become a borderless opportunity!"


MEETING ON FAMILIAR GROUND
Several connective elements that brought these groups together included an editorial project published in the Fall 2021 issue by NYCRA NEWS called "UNDERDIAGNOSED WOMEN".  This feature spotlighted Gilda Radner's story, thanks largely to her niece, Meryl Goldsmith- who incidentally is the executive producer of the documentary film "Love, Gilda".  Mr. Cappello supported the production of this project and contributed the story of his late wife, Nancy Cappello as another example of being underdiagnosed.  Nancy died of treatment complications from late stage breast cancer un-detected by mammography due to the concealment of dense breast tissue.

A prominent name in cancer care turned out to be a familiar common ground to everyone in the room. DR. BARRY BOYD, a medical oncologist with the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich was the managing oncologist for both Gilda Radner and Nancy Cappello.  He was also awarded the 2022 Gilda's Club inaugural Spirit of Excellence in Oncology Award. In addition, Dr. Boyd has been a respected educational resource for NYCRA and a clinical colleague of Dr. Bard.

As the first of many, the format of this virtual connection proved highly promising for building bridges between groups, exploring project collaboration and sharing resources.  Dr. Bard drove his concept of expanding cancer education in all advocacy groups with a "PRO-SUMER" approach to cancer education.  With a massive clinical network, he offered recruiting more medical experts to contribute as speakers or publishers of current information direct from the field. "Sharing access to cancer specialists, people can (finally) learn about the latest technologies and modalities not usually available to them from their general physician or a standard Google search", says Dr. Bard. "Together, we can help build up that educational piece to empower members of cancer organizations like Gilda's Club Westchester with easier access to this level of resource to help the many recently diagnosed."

For over 30 years, Dr. Bard remains majorly active in support of all cancer support groups. He has presented in countless medical seminars and recently published a massive catalog of his updated educational articles and online videos about cancer care related topics.  Through this meeting, Dr. Bard generously offered GILDA'S CLUB WESTCHESTER complete and unlimited access to the re-use of his entire educational library of work (see MedicalScanNews). 

"On occasion, we would try to connect with other groups but for whatever reason, this year seems to be a connective year for us all. Perhaps it's the unique effect of the ZOOM platform-- it seems ideal for collaboration and 'face-time' discussions, paving more synergistic relationships from just about anywhere and anytime.  Unlike all the limitations and pressures of the pre-covid style meetings (of driving to someone's conference room)... that was for the birds! I have several dozen organizations scheduled this month and removing all the stress of physical meetings allow us all to be our better selves", says Joe Cappello.  

Since the Covid-19 Pandemic, NYCRA'S VIRTUAL NETWORK known as 'POWERMEETS' has supported various types of online conferences, educational courses and interactive webinars with attendees and panel speakers from across the U.S. The national collaborative outreach piloted by Joe Cappello, Dr. Noelle Cutter and friends- aims to unite leaders to share resources and co-promote public events and activities to any and all cancer-related initiatives throughout underserved communities.  








2022 TRIBUTE TO A GLOBAL CRUSADER
(Play Video-R) The NY Cancer Resource Alliance gives loving tribute to Dr. Nancy Cappello, co-founder of "Are You Dense" and chief crusader of the mission to bring change to the protocols and standards of Early Detection.   Her organization embarked in a global advocacy project to win legislation for dense breast scanning and to bring awareness to the need for better technologies and imaging interpretation. Today, her loving husband Joe continues her unending fight to save more lives through awareness, advocacy and her crusade for change.  (Also see below to read her full story in our ORG SPOTLIGHT section)




UPCOMING EVENTS from Gilda's Club Westchester


September 19th: Annual Golf & Tennis/Pickle Ball outing
Sunningdale Country Club - Scarsdale, NY

There are also options to attend just the lunch which includes a health speaker and vendor boutique or to attend just the cocktail hour, dinner & program.




October 23rd:
Annual Fitfest: 5K walk or run and 1 mile dog walk.
Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, NY 
 
This is a wonderful opportunity to get family and friends involved to walk, donate and help fundraise.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



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