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How the 'Ballet of Speech' Creates Possibilities for People Who Stutter
Dr. Ron Webster
Hollins Communications Research Institute
"Stuttering is one of the most misunderstood and mistreated of all human disorders. The problem with stuttering is that stuttering is not the problem. The repetitions, prolongations and voice blockages that we label as stuttering are caused before a syllable is ever uttered. Research demonstrates that stuttering is physically based and rooted in abnormal speech muscle movements.  As a result, a systematic, behavioral therapy program can help stutterers learn, step-by-step, how to retrain faulty speech muscle movements and achieve the ability to speak fluently "
Dr. Webster, stuttering expert and clinical psychologist, is available to is available to speak about stuttering and new treatment strategies.
Media Contact: Jules Sowder, jsowder@stuttering.org

Staying on Top of Estate Planning Rules
Bijan Golkar, CFP
Vice President/Senior Advisor
FPC Investment Advisory, Inc.
Keeping tabs on the estate planning rules during the past few years has been a little like watching Olympic-level table tennis: The action moves quickly, and it's difficult to keep up. However, no matter how laws and rules change, there are a few basic tasks that are actually pretty evergreen and that everyone should execute. Says Golkar: "It's common to name family members as executors, but in more complicated situations it might be preferable to use a professional to serve as your executor. It's a good idea to tell your executor that you've named him or her, and also provide details on how to obtain access to important documents, such as your will and a master directory detailing all of your accounts."
Golkar has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, The Fiscal Times, Bankrate and DepositAccounts.com. He is located in San Francisco, Calif.
ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/bijangolkar
Website: http://www.FPCWealth.com
Media Contact: Steve Garmhausen, Steve@AdvisorCopy.com

The White House's 2014 Drug Control Policy on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Janina Kean
President and CEO
High Watch Recovery Center
"The government's drug control policy now focusing on heroin and prescription painkiller abuse is five years late and will continue to fail if it does not substantially differ from past drug policy. Over the last five years High Watch has had a 50 percent increase in guests under the age of 25 who are addicted to opioids, the majority of them on heroin. And it is getting progressively worse.  If the new policy isn't substantially different, as indicated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's Acting Director, then it will be more of the same and I fear the problem will continue to heighten."
Kean is an internationally recognized expert and spokesperson in the field of substance abuse.  She led the first AA meeting to ever take place in the Opiate Triangle of the World, the Yunnan Province of China, where she was invited to teach physicians how to properly care for patients with heroin addiction. High Watch Recovery Center -- established in 1940 as the world's first 12-step treatment center and inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) co-founder -- is a leader in the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse, and dedicated to providing affordable, compassionate and effective care to those suffering from these chronic diseases.
Website: http://highwatchrecovery.com
Media Contact: Gladwyn Lopez, glopez@rubenstein.com



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