The NFL Puts Together Winning Game Plan Against Prostate Cancer

Ft. Michael Haynes – Pro Football Hall of Famer and Prostate Cancer Survivor and Benjamin Lowentritt, M.D. - Director, Prostate Cancer Care Program, Chesapeake Urology Associates

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. On any given Sunday 1 in 7 men watching an NFL game will be diagnosed with this disease, but the odds increase to 1 in 5 if they are African American and 1 in 3 if they have a family history. These are stats that no one wants to see up on a scoreboard.

An estimated 181,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2016 – that’s one father, brother or loved one being told every three minutes that they have prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men, and there are often no symptoms. 

Early detection for prostate cancer is key, which is why, for the eighth year, the National Football League has teamed up with the Urology Care Foundation—the official foundation of the American Urological Association—on the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® campaign, an initiative to encourage men to know their prostate cancer risk and to talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them. The campaign is led by Pro Football Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor, Michael Haynes.

About Michael HaynesMichael is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. His professional football career began when he was selected in the 1976 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Haynes, a prostate cancer survivor, is the spokesperson for the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer® campaign and speaks on their behalf to educate and encourage men to be proactive about their prostate health.


About Benjamin Lowentritt, M.D.: Dr. Lowentritt has been at the forefront of robotic urology procedures and was the first surgeon in Maryland to perform robot assisted surgery for bladder cancer. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on subjects including robotic surgery, erectile dysfunction, pediatric urology, female urology and the urological management of patients after renal transplantation.

Dr. Lowentritt has been selected as a "Super Doctor" by his peers in The Washington Post magazine and as a "Top Doctor" in Baltimore magazine. Dr. Lowentritt serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore City Medical Society.

Understanding the Risk Factors for one of the Deadliest Cancers in the World
Ft. Thomas F. Nealon III, National Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, American Liver Foundation (ALF) and Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, Medical Oncologist and Liver Disease Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City
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A cure for Hepatitis C. Liver transplants becoming more commonplace. New therapies against liver cancer.  During the 40 year history of the American Liver Foundation great progress has been made.

Unfortunately, liver cancer is one of the few cancers on the rise, with 40,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year. According to the ALF, being properly screened, avoiding risky behaviors and understanding risks associated with liver cancer, like chronic viral hepatitis, heavy alcohol abuse, obesity, type 2 diabetes and anabolic steroid use are among the most important steps a person can take.

About  Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD

Dr. Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa is an appointed physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and associate professor of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Dr. Abou-Alfa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine field. Dr. Abou-Alfa serves as the chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Task Force for Hepatobiliary Cancers and the chair of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) Non-AIDS Defining Malignancies (NADC) Liver/GI Task Force. He also co-chairs the hepatobiliary group of the Alliance cooperative group, and is a cadre member of both the gastrointestinal cancers and pharmacogenomics and population pharmacology committees. Dr Abou-Alfa who has lectured worldwide on the subject of cholangiocarcinoma, biliary cancers and hepatocellular carcinoma, is also a strong advocate for raising awareness and support for improving the outcome of patients with this disease, and enhancing oncologic education worldwide.


About Tom Nealon

Thomas F. Nealon III, National Board Chair and CEO of the American Liver Foundation. Mr. Nealon joined the ALF Board in 2009 and was elected National Board Chair in 2012. Under his direction, the American Liver Foundation has become the country's leading resource for patients and families living with liver disease, and a trusted voice for liverhealth, disease prevention, research and advocacy. He has helped further ALF's mission to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.Mr. Nealon is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center.



The American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation reaches more than two million people a year with timely and trusted information, education and support services through 16 regional divisions, the National toll-free hotline and an active online presence.


Energy and the Election: What Voters Think on Energy Issues

Ft. Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute

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Energy is that rare issue achieves broad support across the political spectrum. A recent poll found that 73 percent of all voters – including 67 percent of Republicans, 76 percent of Independents and 79 percent of Democrats – support establishing a national energy policy that ensures a secure supply of abundant, affordable and available energy in an environmentally responsible manner.

The poll makes clear that when it comes to energy the American people expect their political leaders to set aside political posturing and focus on doing what’s best for consumers our economy and our environment.


Going into one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history - what are the major energy issues on voters’ minds and what do elected officials need to do to get policy in line with constituents needs?

About Jack: Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Gerard has led API since November 2008, expanding its membership and influence in all 50 states and globally, adding offices in Dubai and Singapore to its operations in Beijing, enabling API to better inform the public and policymakers on important energy issues. API's Washington presence is the foundation for the oil and natural gas industry's advocacy and outreach at state, federal and global levels on public policy, standards and certification programs, and as the source for information on industry best practices.

Retro Gaming Turns Family Time Modern
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This holiday season, Nintendo is turning back the clock to give parents the excitement they felt more than 30 years ago. And that same excitement can now be shared with their entire family. Families can share memories playing the NES Classic Edition or make new memories playing the hottest new games for Nintendo’s current Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems – games like Pokémon SunPokémon Moon and Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U.

About Krysta Yang – Manager, Public Relations at Nintendo

Since joining Nintendo in 2007, Krysta Yang has worked on a host of notable campaigns for the Wii and Wii U console, and the Nintendo 3DSfamily of systems, including The Legend of Zelda, The Windwaker HD, Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Yang has made TV appearances on HSN Network and the Food Network’s Cake Wars. Yang also appears regularly on the Nintendo Minute web show.

HGTV DIY Star Chip Wade's Tips for Fall Home Maintenance
Chip Wade,
Producer/Host/Designer/Craftsman/Real Estate Expert for HGTV
Co-Founder of Wade Works Creative

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Any homeowner knows that maintaining, improving and protecting your home is a year-round project that can bring stress and uncertainty. In fact, according to a new survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance, more than half of Americans are worried that an unexpected issue will arise in their house, and even planned home improvement projects bring lots of concerns.


In this interactive and visual segment, follow celebrity designer and contractor Chip Wade on a tour through his beautiful Atlanta home while learning how he’s used smart technology around the house to alleviate worries, and maintenance steps to take now to avoid bigger problems.


Whether you are tackling a big project or making small upgrades, there are certain tasks that are best completed by the fall, before the colder, rainier months set in.


About Chip Wade

Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation. Chip transitioned into media in 2007, lending his carpentry skills to the Atlanta team of HGTV’s Designed to Sell. Since then Chiphas appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge, Oprah, and CNN. As the host, designer and contractor on his upcoming series, Elbow Room, Chip is there from concept through construction to show HGTV and DIY viewers how to customize their spaces and transform houses into homes that perfectly suit their lifestyle

Fall Car Maintenance Tips Every Driver Needs To Know
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®
Automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host
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October is Fall Car Care Month. The perfect time to get under the hood now before the harsh winter takes effect. A little time to be car care aware now means you’ll be ready for winter weather and road ahead!


Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the Car Coach recommends four proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.


In this episode, Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, will make sure your car is ready for the road ahead. Lauren has motor oil in her veins. Born and raised in Detroit, Lauren is from a family of auto professionals and began working on cars at the age of 10. It wasn’t long before she was totally immersed in the car culture, restoring and driving her own beloved rides. Today, Lauren’s passion is to educate drivers across America and in this episode she will also discuss:


-           What is the number one thing we should check in our cars for fall?

-           What else can we do ourselves to ensure safe driving?

-           When should we see an expert?

-           Where can we go for more car maintenance tips?

About Lauren:

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. A trusted car expertLauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics, CAR SMARTS® and safety issues for both the auto industry and consumers. Lauren’s broadcast experience includes Oprah, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Good Morning America, The View, TODAY, 20/20, The Early Show, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, and NPR among others.

How To Make Your Business Recession-Proof
Brett Reizen, President/CEO at Entertainment Benefits Group
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Having started his business in the midst of 9/11 and enduring through a housing crisis and recession, Brett's Entertainment Benefits Group is now celebrating 15 years of astounding growth. On the show, he looks back over the past 15 years and shares his tips on how to build a recession-proof business.

About Brett:

Brett D. Reizen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), a leading provider of travel and entertainment worldwide. As the original co-founder of the company in 2001, Reizen has been President and CEO since inception. Reizen led the transition of EBG from a tech start-up venture into a thriving travel and entertainment business with both a major online and growing in-market presence. Achieving double and triple digit year-after-year growth, EBG now operates 8 brands, has more than 400 employees and serves 60 million customers annually.  In addition to other multiple EBG sales channels, Reizen has led the way in growing and developing the most comprehensive corporate benefits programs, including TicketsatWork, Plum Benefits and Working Advantage. To date, EBG maintains client relationships with over 40,000 corporations that reach over 50 million employees.


About Entertainment Benefits Group: 
Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) is one of the largest privately held travel and entertainment providers in the United States. Headquartered in Miami with offices in Orlando, New York and Las Vegas, the company features the largest and most comprehensive corporate benefits program for travel and entertainment. With a network of consumer and B2B businesses, EBG has a proven track record of establishing successful and innovative website portals and partnerships. Owning 100 percent of its technology, EBG has developed a customized point-of-sale ticketing and administration system that reaches more than 60 million users and supports a continuously growing infrastructure. EBG also operates two customer service call centers, more than 45 retail locations in Las Vegas and Orlando’s largest Premier Ticket and Operations Center – located near Universal Orlando Resort and minutes away from Walt Disney World. EBG brands include:,,,,,, and Tickets & Tours.

Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned From Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors 


ft. Heather Lord, Strategy & Innovation Director at American Funds
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Who’s staying up all night worrying about retirement? It is not the Boomers but the generation that came of age during the dot-com bust, the global financial crisis and housing collapse – Generation X or anxious!  Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Gen Xers are kept up at night thinking about financing their retirement and even more are looking to increase the upside of their investments so they can get on track, according to a survey by American Funds, a family of mutual funds from Capital Group, one of the world’s leading investment management firms.
“Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned From Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors” surveyed over 1,200 U.S. adults, focusing on Millennials (21-36 years old), Generation X (37-51 years old) and Baby Boomers (52-70 years old), to understand their perspectives on a range of investing and retirement issues.
On this episode, Heather Lord, Strategy & Innovation Director at AmericanFunds, will detail the findings of the “Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned from Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors” survey and what investors should be thinking about at various stages in their lives.
About Heather Lord:
Heather Lord is strategy & innovation director at American Funds, part of Capital Group. She has 11 years of industry experience and joined Capital Group this year. Prior to joining Capital, Heather worked as a principal at Boston Consulting Group. Before that, she was a senior vice president, strategy & client experience at Charles Schwab. She holds a PhD in applied statistics and psychology from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in statistics from Cornell University. Heather is based in Los Angeles.


Is It Too Easy to Spend Money These Days?


Ft. Ester Bloom, Senior Editor at
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With wages stagnant, school debt piling up and costs rising millennials have it tough. Technology can be a key to saving or a curse. In this episode, Ester Bloom, Senior Editor of The Billfold will share her tips including:

Spending Tracking Apps
Referral Marketing
Apps that raise your food bill and ones that lower it
Technology to track your driving skills (and lower your auto insurance)

According to the Association for Psychological Science, when it comes to driving most people think their skills are above average.  Other studies have found nearly two thirds of drivers rate themselves as excellent or very good. Now your anchors, reporters, producers, hosts and audience can put themselves up to the challenge for free by using technology to measure how they actually drive. If they do well, they might be able to save significant money on their car insurance.

Here’s how the program works. After signing up for a 30 Day free trial (here), you’ll receive a Snapshot device which plugs into your car. It measures how fast, how far and when you drive. It also measures your rates of acceleration and how hard you brake. If you do well, new customers can be offered a reduced Snapshot rates and existing customers can see their rates go down—good news also for parents who have younger millennials on their insurance plan.

About Ester:

Ester Bloom is an award-winning non-fiction writer and Senior Editor at The Billfold which covers everything you wanted to know about money. Her specialty areas are millennials and women. She has appeared on MSNBC, MTV, HuffPost Live and the Geraldo Rivera Show among many programs.


Give Your Boss a Piece of Your Mind - The Right Way


Ft. Anita Bowness

Global Practice Leader of Halogen Software

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We’ve all heard of the phrase“managing up,” but what does it mean to give feedback to your boss – and how canyou do it the right way without getting fired? Research shows that many peopleleave organizations due to bad management, so why not turn that around andempower employees to give managers a piece of their mind?

Joining me to tackle thistough and touchy topic today is

Anita Bowness, GlobalPractice Leader of Halogen Software

About Anita:

Anita joined Halogen in 2014 with nearly 20 years' experience in consulting and professional services, the majority of which has been spent enabling client organizations leverage the talent of their workforce to achieve desired strategic results. As a Solutions Consultant with Halogen, Anita draws upon her prior HR and consulting experience in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, organizational development, competency mapping and change management. Her consulting experience has spanned many sectors, including IT, government, defense, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, education, logistics and professional services. Anita holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in HRM from the University of Ottawa, and an Masters in HRM from the University of Leeds.

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