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Jennifer Esposito Takes on a New Leading Role: Celiac Advocate

If ever there were a misunderstood and highly overlooked medical condition in modern times, it is celiac disease. Celiac disease affects an estimated 3 million individuals, many of them children. Left untreated, this disease can damage the quality of life in so many ways — from neurologically-based depression and anxiety to skin problems to digestion […]

October 7, 2012 0
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My Interview with @Yo_RandyJackson

It’s amazing the amount of information you can pass along in a tweet (which is limited to 140 characters, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Twitter). So in this day and age, where attention spans are short and the craving for information is large, I opted for a brief interview with American Idol’s […]

April 10, 2012 0
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Cindy Crawford Partners With St. Jude’s to Give Away 28 Brand New Dream Homes

Cindy Crawford is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to give away 28 “dream homes” around the nation through the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. The homes are valued between $300,000 and $700,000. Tickets for a chance to win sell for $100 each; the proceeds will go to St. Jude to provide medical care to […]

April 3, 2012 0
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Jewel Inspires Hope

Last week I interviewed platinum recording artist Jewel about her life, her love of the arts, her music, and her love of learning. Here’s my interview with Jewel. Note: The podcast has some unclear audio, but it is worth listening to Jewel! Music by DanoSongs.com

March 13, 2012 0
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Baring It All – Glee’s Charlotte Ross Tells How Investing Small Can Have Big Payoffs

Charlotte Ross, who plays Judy Fabray, the uptight mother of Quinn Fabray on the hit TV series “Glee,” is now playing another role. She is the new spokesperson for Operation Blankets of Love, which is based in Granada Hills, Calif. The grassroots group started out by bringing blankets to animal shelters, which often have cold […]

March 12, 2012 0
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Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s Plea: Help Our Soldiers Who Have Invisible Wounds

Patrick Kennedy has been a relentless fighter for the rights of people with brain disorders to have their diagnoses covered by insurance like any other medical condition. His focus has now become understanding the etiology of brain disorders and changing the way Americans view them by looking at them through the eyes of our soldiers. […]

March 5, 2012 0
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Actress Patty Duke’s Fantasy: A March on Washington

Several years ago, Emmy-award winning actress Patty Duke shared a story with me. Back in 1970, at age 24, she’d walked off the set of a show on which she was guest starring. The actors had been told to take lunch and leave a tired crew behind to fix technical problems. She didn’t like the […]

January 18, 2012 0
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A Conversation With Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About Stigma, Discrimination, and Brain Disorders

  Credit: The Carter Center/P. Rohe Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been an unrelenting crusader for people suffering from mental illness (which I refer to here as brain disorders). For more than 40 years she’s been working on promoting awareness of the issues, public policy, making health care insurance coverage for these brain disorders […]

December 28, 2011 0
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The Politics, Stigma and Experience of Brain Disorders: A Blog Series

Image: Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The holiday season is a good time to talk about brain disorders. The kind I’m talking about are more commonly referred to as mental illness, but I think that term detracts from the fact that depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and other such conditions arise in the brain. […]

December 23, 2011 0
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Jillian Rose Reed: Why Awkward’s Sassy “Tamara” Is Sweet On Curing Diabetes

Jillian Rose Reed stars on MTV’s offbeat comedy Awkward (which has been picked up for a second season) as the sassy and fun-loving best friend Tamara. Now 19, Jillian was only 9 years old when her older brother developed diabetes. He was away at college, which she notes made it especially frightening for him and […]

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The Other Side of the Window by S.Z. Berg

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Rated 5 stars at both Goodreads.com and Amazon!

What would you do if you knew the truth, but no one would believe you?

"[Y]ou will be hooked until the last page." William D. Curnutt "Pastor Dan" (Wichita, KS, United States)

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William Edwards and the Wizardly Glasses

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William Edwards was not good at anything, or so he was told. When he doesn’t bring home a soccer trophy (when they’re given out just for showing up), his banker parents (who bought him off the Internet) think he’s an investment that’s just not paying off. Oh, they are a frightful pair, indeed, even throwing mustard parties, with plenty of gluten, when William is allergic to mustard — and has celiac, so he can’t eat wheat!

But everything changes for William when a knowing old lady gives him a pair of big green glasses with rose-colored lenses. His classmates tease him, because he looks like a frog. But they turn out to be wizardly glasses, and William is transported to Winkleberry, a school for children with wizzies (magical powers). There he meets a smart young girl, Bora, and another boy, Zandall, who help William learn about his wizzies and accidentally lead him to a time travel machine. But before William can travel back in time to save his real parents, who are being held captive in 1929 by a zygot (a monster that inhabits the homes of mean people), William must protect the gene pool in his fake parents’ back yard from mutation!