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December 21, 2012

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips
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What’s the latest scientific research on reducing the risk of breast cancer? There are simple lifestyle changes that can make a big difference. Then, hidden addictions in others can be like a time bomb waiting to explode. We’ll talk to an expert about how you can spot the danger signs of alcoholism and other dangerous addictions.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Breast Cancer Prevention

Dr. Edward J. Conley, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University talked about the latest research on breast cancer and estrogen. He explained what women can do to avoid substances which cause cancer and outlined simple dietary changes than may reduce breast cancer rates dramatically.
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InfoTrak: Hidden Addiction

Doug Thorburn, co-founder of the non-profit PrevenTragedy Foundation and author of How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics discussed hidden addictions and why it’s often difficult to spot hidden alcoholics. He also shared how to recognize the early warning signs of addictions and why many high-profile people such as corporate executives and athletes often fit the profile of a hidden alcoholic.
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InfoTrak: Secrets of a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Robert Kotler, MD, author of Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon talked about the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery among the baby boom generation, and explained how a smart consumer should choose a cosmetic surgeon.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Edward J. Conley
Dr. Conley is one of the most experienced CFIDS/FMS and autoimmune physicians in the world. In 1987 Dr. Edward Conley was a nationally recognized sports medicine physician having served as camp physician for the U.S. Olympic Training Camp in Lake Placid. His specialty was improved sports performance by improving mitochondria energy production. He was asked to help the wife of the hospital administrator who had Chronic Fatigue (then known as Chronic Epstein Barr Disease). He used his knowledge of energy production to help her recover. Because she also lead a support group, word of his expertise spread throughout the U.S. Dr. Conley founded the Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune Clinic and has treated thousands of people from all over the U.S. and the world. He is a board certified Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, a best-selling author and featured on two national Public TV specials: Secrets to Reducing Fatigue (1999) and Secrets to Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk (2004). Dr. Conley is a pioneer in the integrative treatment of CFIDS/FMS and autoimmune diseases which combines the best of traditional medicine with holistic therapy. He has conducted ground breaking research such as the role of HHV-6 in CFIDS and has appeared on over 500 radio and TV programs throughout the U.S.

Dr. Conley's Website

Doug Thorburn
Doug Thorburn is one of the foremost experts in identifying early-stage alcoholism based on behavior patterns. He provides continuing education for chemical dependency professionals, including members of the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and the California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP). An Enrolled Agent (Enrolled to Represent Taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service) since 1978 and a Certified Financial Planner licensee (CFP) since 1983, Doug was a practicing tax professional for almost 20 years before he stumbled into the field of addiction. Having become romantically involved with an alcoholic, he survived, vowed "never again" and set out to learn all he could about this terrible disease. With the goal of protecting himself from a “next time," he figured out that addiction explains huge swaths of human misbehaviors, including human tragedies ranging from serious relationship and family issues to wars, corruption and scandals, along with many financial and business failures. Thorburn realized that understanding this most under-studied subject could have prevented not only his own tragedy, but also countless others. Deciding to share his gift of awareness, Doug founded the PrevenTragedy Foundation, the goal of which is to educate the general public on the need for early detection of alcohol and other drug addiction. He is the author of four books on addiction: Alcoholism Myths and Realities: Removing the Stigma of Society’s Most Destructive Disease (2005); How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics: Using Behavioral Clues to Recognize Addiction in its Early Stages (2004); Get Out of the Way! How to Identify and Avoid a Driver Under the Influence (2002); and Drunks, Drugs & Debits: How to Recognize Addicts and Avoid Financial Abuse (2000). He also writes the monthly on-line Thorburn Addiction Report, each issue of which includes a top story from current events with addiction as the likely backdrop, a review of a movie or book (usually in which addiction is not readily apparent), a “Dear Doug” letter and response in which likely addiction is suggested as the root of the problem, an alcoholic myth-of-the-month from a misleading media statement about addiction and an alcoholic antic-of-the-month, often involving a life-threatening event precipitated by an addicted person.

Doug's Website

Dr. Robert Kotler
As seen on E! Entertainment's Dr. 90210, Dr. Robert Kotler is the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Specialists Group of Beverly Hills. As a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty specialist and faical plastic surgeon, Dr. Kotler has performed more than 10,000 major procedures during his 31 years in private practice. He is a Clinical Instructor, Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center and the author of the best-selling Secrets Of A Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon, The Expert's Guide To Safe, Successful Surgery and The Essential Cosmetic Surgery Companion, Don't Consult A Cosmetic Surgeon Without This Book! Dr. Kotler is credited with 52 medical publications and presentations and he has been a contributor to 14 medical textbooks and books on cosmetic and plastic surgery for the public.

Dr. Kotler's Website