According to the American Cancer Society – since January 1st, 2015, an estimated 62,450 people have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Contradicting to most other diseases and cancer, Thyroid cancer is more commonly diagnosed at a younger age – nearly 2/3rds of diagnosis are made to men & women younger than 55 years old – 2% of those being teens or children. Although diagnoses have risen significantly within the US in recent years, fatalities from this cancer have been considerably stable for many years – in comparison to other cancers.
Being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer herself, Dr. Elena M. Acquisto-Treaster has been on a mission to better understand how she was susceptible to the cancer, especially since there was never a diagnosis previously in her family. Since her diagnosis, she’s begun several research studies working alongside of chiropractors, and encouraging them to check their patients for enlarged thyroids. With her research, Dr. Acquisto-Treaster is on a mission to defeat Thyroid Cancer and spread has much information as she can about the ailment.
One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”
Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective. Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole.
Below are 12 essential behaviors that exceptional leaders rely on every day. Give them a try and you can become a better leader today.
People will wait to see if a leader is courageous before they’re willing to follow his or her lead. People need courage in their leaders. They need someone who can make difficult decisions and watch over the good of the group. They need a leader who will stay the course when things get tough. People are far more likely to show courage themselves when their leaders do the same.
For the courageous leader adversity is a welcome test. Like a blacksmith’s molding of a red-hot iron, adversity is a trial by fire that refines leaders and sharpens their game. Adversity emboldens courageous leaders and leaves them more committed to their strategic direction.
Leaders who lack courage simply toe the company line. They follow the safest path—the path of least resistance—because they’d rather cover their backside than lead.
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The fastest-growing drug problem in the US is the synthetic drug market, which includes the popular party drug “Molly.” The dangers of these drugs is that you’re putting unknown chemicals into your body at unknown doses. The risk of overdose is exponentially higher than other drugs. And to make matters worse, the target audience of Molly and other similar drugs, is teens ages 12-17. In this candid episode, host Kathryn Zox interviews medical toxicologist Dr. Cathleen Clancy. Tune in as Dr. Clancy shares the details on Molly and how to know if your teenager is using.
About Cathleen Clancy, MD
Dr. Clancy graduated from Yale University in 1982 with a bachelor of science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.
She is currently an Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at George Washington Univ. Medical Center and on Staff in the Emergency Dept. at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Dr. Clancy spent time with the National Capital Poison Center as a medical toxicologist. She is currently the Assoc. Medical Director and the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program Director. Her publications include the chapter, Electrocardiographic Principles and Techniques to evaluate the Poisoned or Overdosed Patient in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies: 6th – 10th editions.
According to a 2012 survey of random people by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 23% use online review websites to look at doctor’s online. That’s almost a quarter of the entire population! It’s safe to assume the number is higher for people who are in immediate need of a doctor.
When these potential clients are looking for your medical specialty online, do you have an online presence?
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Sport related injuries are common with pro-athletes and even college and high school athletes. Although some injuries can be abrupt, many injuries develop over an extended period of time when an athlete is constantly exerting stress on their muscles. To combat these long term injuries, researchers have suggested the use of Stem Cell Treatment to cure these common injuries. Although the use of Stem Cell Treatment has been controversial and many doctors debate its effectiveness, studies reveal that that there is potential to repair injuries with the use of cell-based therapy.
On this week’s episode we are talking with Dr. Andrew Blecher to discuss regenerative treatments including stem cell treatment. Dr. Blecher received his education from William College in Massachusetts where he was an NCAA- All-American in Track & Field. After graduating from Medical School at Tufts University and completing his residency, Dr. Blecher joined the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation located in Ohio, allowing for more opportunity to work with high profile athletes.
Due to Dr. Blecher’s notable contribution and success in the field of sports medicine, he currently serves as a physician for teams of Los Angeles Valley College, College of the Canyons, and Notre Dame High School. He is also the medical consultant for ESPN as well as the treating physician for the Summer X-Games, the WTA LA Women’s Tennis Championships, and USTA Men’s Tennis Farmer’s Classic.