Learning About Heart Disease with Cardiologist – Dr. Andrew Freeman

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In the United States, Heart Disease has become one of the fastest growing concerns for most Americans. Research released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that 1 out of every 4 people will be affected by some sort of Heart Disease in their lifetime. The cost of medicating and providing health care services for people with heart disease grosses over 108 billion dollars each year. Many people have begun to refer to heart disease as a new epidemic that is severely impacting our population.

Today we are speaking with Dr. Andrew Freeman, an expert on Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Freeman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University with his bachelor’s degree in 1999, then went on to study at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, graduating with Research Honors. In 2006, Dr. Freeman completed his residency in 2006 at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, studying Internal Medicine.  After completing his residency, he continued his Fellowship at Temple University studying Cardiology.

Listen now! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/findatopdocradio/2014/06/17/learning-about-heart-disease-with-cardiologist–dr-andrew-freeman


7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook. In fact, some of the work habits you so carefully honed as a good employee don’t necessarily translate well into the world of an entrepreneur.

According to the Small Business Administration, only half of new businesses will survive to see their fifth year. Making that mental switch from employee to entrepreneur can help you avoid being one of those businesses that doesn’t make it. Here are seven tips for thriving while adjusting to life as an entrepreneur:

1. Learn to say no

As an employee in a big company, you probably got used to saying “yes” to any and all requests that came your way. After all, “yes” meant you were reliable and a team player and that can-do attitude probably earned great reviews from your manager. However, this approach won’t get you far as an entrepreneur. For starters, with the time-pressed entrepreneurial schedule, agreeing to and doing everything just isn’t possible. But more importantly, as an entrepreneur, you need to set the agenda, not just follow everyone else’s wishes. Get used to saying “no” to everything but your main priorities.

Read the rest of the article at: http://mashable.com/2014/05/30/becoming-an-entrepreneur/

Autism- Unmasking The Truth with Dr. Steven Siegel

Dr Steven SiegelAutism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in every 68 children according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. As a developmental disability, Autism can create social challenges in communication, behavior and one’s ability to learn.

While signs of Autism may arise during early childhood, research results from the International Meeting for Autism Research for 2014 have showed that Autistic symptoms for adults living with the disorder decreased among 1/3 to half of more than 400 people over the course of 10 years starting in 1998.

In this episode of FindaTopDoc Radio, Jeff Allen sits down with Dr. Steven Siegel to unmask the truth about autism, inheritance, treatment and research.

Listen now!: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/findatopdocradio/2014/06/10/autism-unmasking-the-truth-with-dr-steven-siegel

Steven J. Siegel, MD, PhD

Dr. Steven Siegel is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Translational Neuroscience Program as well as the Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Track. With years of experience in Neuopsychiatry, Dr. Siegel specializes in the treatment of Schizophrenia. At his laboratory, Dr. Siegel has developed new treatment methods for the multiple personality disorder using biodegradable long-term delivery systems. His treatment methods extend to Parkinson’s Diseases as well as drug abuse and autism.

What are Dreams? with Jungian Psychologist Dr. Jeff Howlin


Dreams occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep as images, ideas, emotions and sensations. They are amongst science’s greatest mysteries, but whatever the reason they are sometimes an escape for our mind or a vivid trap of our fear. While researchers can dream about finding the answer to why we dream, people continue to study their own dreams for insight or guidance and as premonitions of the future.

Our host, Jeff Allen chats with Dr. Jeff Howlin, a Jungian Psychologist to help us better understand dreams and how they affect our lives by answering some of the most asked questions about dreams. Dr. Howlin also talks about May being Mental Health Awareness Month, and what we can do as a society to better understand friends or family who live with psychiatric disorder.

Listen now! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/findatopdocradio/2014/05/27/what-are-dreams-with-jungian-psychologist-dr-jeff-howlin

Dr. Jeff Howlin, Ed. D.

Dr. Jeff Howlin, Ed. D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working full time in the mental health profession for over sixteen years.  Dr. Howlin received his Doctorate of Education degree in counseling from South Dakota State University in 1997.  Although he has experience providing psychotherapy for many psychological problems and disorders, Dr. Howlin specializes in psychotherapy for depression.  He has worked with individuals of all ages, but has spent the last twelve years working in a large mental health department in an adult male correctional facility, serving there currently as a Senior Supervising Psychologist and fills in regularly as the Acting Chief of Mental Health.

Dr. Howlin has found Jungian psychology to correspond with his deepest beliefs regarding dreams.  He loves working in his field of study because he believes that dreams connect people to their spiritual core. Learn more about Dr. Howlin at: http://www.santacruzpsychologist.com/