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January 11, 2013

The Families Left Behind
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We all know that war greatly impacts nations and the soldiers that fight in them. But it also impacts marriages and families. The wife and mother of a military family shares her story. Then, in business, its been said that nice guys finish last. Is the same true for women? Weíll talk to an expert for some surprising answers.
Episode Segments:
InfoTraK: A Family Goes to War

Nanette Sagastume is founder of a local support group for military families, and author of We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War. She is the wife of a Vietnam War U.S. Marine and the mother of an Iraqi Freedom Marine She discussed the myriad of challenges faced by todayís military families and how it differs from the Vietnam era. She talked about the importance
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InfoTrak: Nice Girl Donít Get Rich

Lois P. Frankel, PhD is a motivational speaker, expert in workplace behavior, and author of ďNice Girls Don't Get Rich. She talked about basic steps that women can take to get ahead financially. She talked about the cultural and social reasons that may cause women to make financial missteps, and the quickest ways that women can begin to take control of their money.
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InfoTrak: Alternatives to Colonoscopy

Doctors have long recommended that people over the age of 50 should have a colonoscopy every ten years. Amy Knudsen, PhD, Senior Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study that found that people who undergo that first colonoscopy at age 50 can be safely rescreened with one of three alternative methods in future years. She explained why screening for colon cancer is so important, and outlined the risk factors for those most at risk.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lois P. Frankel
Dr. Lois Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, a Pasadena, California consulting firm, literally wrote the book on coaching people to succeed in businesses large and small around the globe. Her books Nice Girls Donít Get The Corner Office and Nice Girls Donít Get Rich are international bestsellers translated into over twenty-five languages worldwide. Stop Sabotaging Your Career, a book based on her experiences as a pioneer in the field of business coaching working with everyone from CEOs to entry-level professionals, is a must-read for both men and women. And See Jane Lead is a virtual road map for any woman who wants to take charge at work. Nice Girls Just Donít Get It, her latest book co-authored with Carol Frohlinger, was published in April, 2011 by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House. Sought-after as a public speaker for her witty, warm and practical presentations that simultaneously engage, educate and entertain, Dr. Frankel is among the top names of international speakers. She has appeared on The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, and Fox News and been featured in USA Today, People magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. ABC television purchased the rights to Corner Office for a comedy series. Her client list reads like a whoís who of multinational corporations, including Amgen, British Petroleum, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, GE, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Procter & Gamble, MasterCard, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Company and Goldman Sachs to name just a few of the hundreds of companies that have invited Dr. Frankel back time and again. Dr. Frankel is the founder of two non-profit organizations, MOSTE: Motivating Our Students Through Experience and Bloom Again Foundation. She has been honored with Maybellineís Women Who Empower Through Education award, The Los Angeles County Commission for Womenís Woman of the Year award, and a Presidential Medal from her undergraduate alma mater, the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition to her doctorate earned from the University of Southern California, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Phillips Graduate Institute.

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Amy Knudsen
Dr. Knudsen received a BS with Distinction in policy analysis from Cornell University and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University. While at Harvard, Amy was the recipient of a Cancer Prevention Training Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Harvard University. She completed a NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship in the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training (PCORT). She has worked for health-economics consulting firms where she developed decision-analytic models to assess the lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity and the benefits of weight loss. Dr. Knudsenís career goal is to improve cancer outcomes by identifying the most effective and cost-effective options for prevention, screening, and treatment. Her research focuses on the use of disease simulation models to inform cancer control policies. Her work to date has focused on colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death in the US. She developed and programmed a computer model, SimCRC, that simulates the natural history of colorectal cancer among the US population over time and incorporates the effects of prevention, screening, and treatment interventions. SimCRC has been used to inform both state- and national screening coverage decisions and guidelines. Dr. Knudsenís research aims to evaluate how existing and emerging screening methodologies can best be used to minimize the burden of colorectal cancer.

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