1.  Behavior: Does Losing Your House Mean Losing Your Spouse?     2.  Health: Adults Living with Undiagnosed ADHD Need More Information and                 Tools     3.  Health: Brain Aneurysms     4.  Health: Foods and Drinks to Avoid to Prevent Tooth Decay     5.  Health: Some Diabetic Seniors Are Not Receiving Necessary Statins                 Following Heart Attacks     6.  Home: Going Green and Saving Energy and Money Around the Home     7.  Home: Strategies for Dealing with a Flooded Home     8.  Living: Co-Sleeping Back in Style but Horribly Dangerous     9.  Nutrition: Caloric Restriction Key to Longevity  

1. BEHAVIOR: DOES LOSING YOUR HOUSE MEAN LOSING YOUR SPOUSE? DR. ROBERT PUFF, internationally renowned clinical psychologist and author of "Anger Work: How To Express Your Anger and Still Be Kind" and the podcast "Living a Peaceful Life": "With the current mortgage crisis, many couples are experiencing an enormous strain on their relationship caused by losing their homes. Without the proper tools for coping, we take our anger, stress and frustration out on the ones we love, driving a wedge between us at the very time when we most need each other's support." Puff can explain how to use hands-on techniques to deal pro-actively with stress and negative emotions in order to maintain kind and loving relationships even during the roughest patches of life. Web site: http://www.DoctorPuff.com (8/22/08)

2. HEALTH: ADULTS LIVING WITH UNDIAGNOSED ADHD NEED MORE INFORMATION AND TOOLS. SUSAN CAUGHMAN, editor in chief of ADDITUDE MAGAZINE, the nation's largest publication dedicated to children and adults with attention deficit, and co-sponsor of the fifth annual ADHD Awareness Week (Sept. 14-20), in which the attention-deficit community will celebrate with special events, outreach efforts and free educational downloads: "Education is critical, but it's also vitally important to remember that the more than 6 million adults living with undiagnosed ADHD need better information and tools right now — and all year round. Michael Phelps has brought ADHD back into the news, and now it's our job to make sure the education and understanding around ADHD grows and that attention deficit continues to be seen as a great asset." Caughman can speak about ADHD diagnosis and treatment resources. News Contact: Anni Rodgers, anni@additudemag.com Phone: +1-310-977-7272 Web site: http://additudemag.com (8/22/08)

3. HEALTH: BRAIN ANEURYSMS. ANAND GERMANWALA, M.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery and chief of cerebral vascular neurosurgery at UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL School of Medicine, has extensive training and experience in brain aneurysms and is available to comment on risk, prevention and treatments of aneurysms: "The recent, sudden news of U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones' brain aneurysm and subsequent death will raise many questions about brain hemorrhages and the risk factors. An aneurysm is a bubble or a blister on a blood vessel. A 'brain aneurysm' we hear about in the news means one of these bubbles is on a vessel that supplies blood to the brain, and a 'ruptured brain aneurysm' is one that has burst, resulting in bleeding in the brain. Women are more likely to have a brain aneurysm, and approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm each year. About half of these people end up dying. Brain aneurysms, whether ruptured or unruptured, can be treated." News Contact: Lindsay Kahn, lkahn@pcipr.com, and Monica Charleston, mcharleston@pcipr.com Phone: +1-312-558-1770 (8/22/08)

4. HEALTH: FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY. DR. MICHAEL KOSDON, DDS, cosmetic dentist to the stars serving Burbank and Thousand Oaks, Calif.: "A busy back-to-school schedule often means more quick meals, including fast food and snacks such as cereal bars, chocolate treats and french fries. Many of these foods contain sugars and starches that form a sticky film of bacteria, which can quickly cause plaque build-up and cavities. Moreover, drinking soda and sugar juices rots teeth. The carbonation in sodas contains acids that erode the enamel. Decay can begin immediately if a person drinks more than one soft drink a day. Diet drinks are not exempt from the tooth decay warning list. If you must consume soft drinks, limit it to mealtime, and drink plenty of water in between meals. Not only will you avoid tooth decay, but you'll avoid the habits that can lead to obesity very quickly." News Contact: Cindy Rakowitz Phone: +1-818-783-3307 (8/22/08)

5. HEALTH: SOME DIABETIC SENIORS ARE NOT RECEIVING NECESSARY STATINS FOLLOWING HEART ATTACKS. HEIDI LEW, R.Ph., vice president of clinical programs at PRESCRIPTION SOLUTIONS, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM): "After several published outcome studies, most clinicians recognize statins are an important drug therapy that can improve the health of diabetic seniors who have heart disease or who have had heart attacks. Yet about one-third of these patients don't get statins — even after they are discharged from the hospital following a heart attack. We have to find ways to help physicians address this problem. Diabetics are at much higher risk for cardiovascular disease and heart attacks due to overall health, diet and other factors. Medication Therapy Management programs that provide physicians with actionable and patient-specific information can help to significantly increase the use of statins, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving outcomes and even reducing overall plan costs." Lew is the co-author of the recent statin study published in the August issue of Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, which can be accessed at the link listed below. News Contact: Elaine Murphy, Elaine@scottpublicrelations.com Phone: +1-818-610-0270 Web site: http://www.amcp.org/data/jmcp/JMCPMaga_532-540.pdf (8/22/08)

6. HOME: GOING GREEN AND SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY AROUND THE HOME. DAVE COOK, Installer Dave, is a home expert and spokesperson for FELDCO, the Midwest's leading home renewal company, specializing in windows, siding and doors: "As more and more homeowners are looking to 'go green' and save money on fall and winter utility bills, it's essential to know the common DIY ways and that anyone can live a greener and more economical lifestyle, while adding value to their homes. For example, homeowners can reduce their 'phantom power' drain — an electrical load that continues even when electrical devices are turned off. It is responsible for about 15 percent of your total energy bill. Install power strips to completely shut down the sources of 'phantom power.'" Cook is available to provide tips and expertise to audiences looking to go green, lower energy bills and conserve energy. In addition, Cook can comment on the best ways to add value to homes in the current market and simple DIY projects to give any home an investment facelift. News Contact: Holly Ramsey, holly@zapwater.com Phone: +1-312-943-0333 (8/22/08)

7. HOME: STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH A FLOODED HOME. PETER DUNCANSON, director of training and technical support for SERVICEMASTER CLEAN, can provide information on efficient, effective strategies for dealing with a flooded home: "As the Southeast region of the country experiences the heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm Fay, it's important that residents in the path of the storm be mindful of the flood risks associated with this storm. Water damage claims increase substantially if prompt action is not taken to contain the damage." Duncanson can address the specific dos and don'ts for handling a flooded home, the first priorities in flood remediation, and when you should call a professional for help. News Contact: Heather Wilson, Heather.Wilson@ServiceMaster.com Phone: +1-901-597-7710, and Josh Roberts, jroberts@archermalmo.com Phone: +1-901-260-4120 (8/22/08)

8. LIVING: CO-SLEEPING BACK IN STYLE BUT HORRIBLY DANGEROUS. JENNIFER WALKER, RN, BSN, of pediatric nurse duo MOMS ON CALL and online toddler course instructor, can provide baby care expertise in response to a recent report that says co-sleeping is a green, all-natural and healthy alternative to letting babies cry: "It was established in 2005 that approximately half of all sudden and unexpected infant deaths in the United States occur when an infant is sharing a sleep surface with someone else. The factors associated with bed sharing are also associated with sudden infant death syndrome. Yet, tired moms and dads across America are choosing to co-sleep, even though there are now effective swaddle techniques and designs, preferred by medical professionals, for babies under 3 months that help babies to sleep longer stretches safely in the crib." News Contact: Shira Weiss, sweiss@weissmediagroup.com Phone: +1- 917-282-9317 Web site: http://www.momsoncall.com (8/22/08)

9. NUTRITION: CALORIC RESTRICTION KEY TO LONGEVITY. VINCENT GIAMPAPA, M.D., FACS, world-renowned anti-aging physician, plastic surgeon and author of "The Gene Makeover: The 21st Century Anti-Aging Breakthrough," can provide expertise in response to the report on Michael Phelps' 12,000-calorie-per-day diet: "Diets that are this high in calories are not ideal for optimal aging and, in actuality, can contribute in increased damage to DNA, as well as changes to detrimental gene expression, if used on a regular, long-term basis. Extreme athletes, like Olympic athletes, should make part of their regular training the use of a high-potent antioxidant supplement that inhibits the free-radical damage caused by extreme muscular exertion or activity. Should Phelps continue with his extremely high-caloric diet, he will find difficulties in maintaining peak performance, as well as his overall long-term health." News Contact: Shira Weiss, sweiss@weissmediagroup.com Phone: +1-917- 282-9317 (8/22/08)

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