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May 25, 2012

Legal Planning for Busy Parents
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If you're a parent, what would happen to your kids in the event of your death? Who will care for them? Don't assume you know the answer unless you have a legal plan in place. Then - a nationally-known medical expert says medical myths can shorten your life, so you better think twice when it comes to your health. Plus - anyone who's ever been online can relate to this problem... how do you keep track of all those passwords?
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Estate Planning for Your Children
A shockingly high percentage of parents fail to create a will, or make other vital plans to care for their children in the event of a tragedy. Attorney and estate planning expert Alexis Martin Neely, author of Wear Clean Underwear outlines the most common mistakes parents make when it comes to naming guardians, and explains how to decide whether an attorney is needed in estate planning.
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InfoTrak: Medical Myths That Can Kill You
Healthcare consumers are becoming more and more confused by the thousands of theories, trends and cures from friends, family and the Internet. Dr. Nancy L. Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News, and author of Medical Myths That Can Kill You talks about some of the most common health myths and why they are so dangerous. She explains what consumers need to know about dietary supplements and why preventative healthcare is so essential.
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InfoTrak: The Secret Password Is...
From online transactions and email to ATMs and voicemail, consumers must remember a dizzying number of passwords these days. Jeffrey Blyskal, Senior Editor of Consumer Reports offers tips on how to choose strong passwords and how to remember them. Plus- learns the most common methods that criminals employ to steal passwords and steps you can take to avoid trouble.
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Wear Clean Underwear
Now that you are a parent, have you adequately planned for what would happen if you were in an accident? Wear Clean Underwear takes you on a journey to discover in fast, simple-to-understand terms exactly what will happen based on your current plan, and what happens if you don't have a plan.

Medical Myths That Can Kill You
e've become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life. Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life - yours.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Alexis Neely
Alexis Martin Neely is revolutionizing the world of financial and estate planning for families and changing the way Americans think about lawyers as the Personal Family Lawyer you love. After experiencing the impact of a failed estate plan in her own family and then discovering that failed estate plans devastate hundreds of thousands of families each year, Alexis quickly found a solution to this problem and restructured her own law practice, Martin Neely & Associates, to address them and founded the Family Wealth Planning Institute to train other lawyers to do the same. Alexis is the nation\'s leading legal expert teaching parents about how to protect their children and their assets. Alexis\' innovative approach to client service and estate planning at her law firm Martin Neely and Associates has captured the attention of The Wall Street Journal, Worth Magazine and Lawyer\'s Weekly. Her passion for changing the industry\'s standard has earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Los Angeles Magazine and as one of Worth Magazine\'s Top 100 Lawyers.

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman
Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the Chief Medical Editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Dateline NBC," msnbc and Snyderman has reported on wide-ranging medical topics affecting both men and women and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas. She is on staff in the Department of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NBC News, Snyderman served as Vice President, Consumer Education for the health care corporation, Johnson & Johnson. There she led the independent educational initiative, Understanding Health, focusing on educating and informing the public about health and medicine. Before that, Snyderman served as the medical correspondent for ABC News for 17 years and was a contributor to "20/20," "Primetime," and "Good Morning America." Prior to leaving ABC she was a frequent substitute co-host on "Good Morning America."

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