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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce and Shared Parenting
  • Estate Mediation for Feuding Heirs
  • The Five Essential Documents Every Senior Should Have
  • Health, Wellness and Work-Life Balance
  • FDA's Nutrition Label a Very Positive and Needed Change

MEDIA JOBS

  • Blogger/Editor (Speakeasy) - The Wall Street Journal (NY)
  • Food Editor - San Antonio Express-News (TX)
  • Local Government Reporter - The Daily Republic (CA)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • Faster Fact Checking: Tools for Journalists Reporting Breaking News
  • How to Keep Your Blog Readers Engaged
  • Media 411: TV News Segments That Make a Difference

EXPERT ALERTS:

Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce and Shared Parenting
Lori Barkus
Family Law Attorney
Barkus Law
"Family dynamics are changing every day. Whether it's a surge in the divorce rate as the economy improves, or the evolution of legal issues relating to same-sex marriage/divorce, family law attorneys are finding themselves at the epicenter of it all."
As a family law attorney, Barkus has 15 years of legal experience. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Law mediator and guardian ad litem. She understands the importance of protecting children in the process of divorce and in their family life afterward the papers are signed. She is a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting and an advocate of shared parenting legislation because "No child should be denied the participation of two capable and loving parents and no parent should be forced to bargain for or purchase time with their children." She handles matters relating to divorce, custody, child support, paternity, collaborative divorce, adoption, parental rights, and family law and civil mediation.
Blog: http://www.barkuslaw.com/index.php/blog
Website: http://www.barkuslaw.com
Media Contact: Susan R. Miller, [email protected]

Estate Mediation for Feuding Heirs
Ronald Fatoullah
Certified New York Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"Conflicts over the family estate can tear a family apart and quickly deplete an estate's worth. One way to avoid battling heirs and endless litigation, is to hire an estate mediator."  
Fatoullah is an elder law and trusts and estates attorney, who has been advising New Yorkers for more than 30 years. He has an eight year inclusion as one of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law and trusts and estates and he is highly regarded for his important contributions and accomplishments in his field of expertise.  
Website: http://www.fatoullahlaw.com
Media Contact: Carol Schell, [email protected]

The Five Essential Documents Every Senior Should Have
Ronald Fatoullah, Esq, CELA
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"As we grow older, it is imperative to have certain legal documents in place for our protection and our security. The five legal documents that all seniors should have are: health care proxy, living will, last will and testament, power of attorney with a statutory gifts rider, living trusts."
Fatoullah, Esq. is a New York certified elder law and estate planning attorney who has been advising New Yorkers about the challenges of aging and estate planning for more than 30 years. He has been selected as one of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law and trusts and estates for eight consecutive years, and is highly regarded for his contributions and accomplishments in his field of expertise.
Website: http://www.fatoullahlaw.com
Media Contact: Carol Schell, [email protected]

Health, Wellness and Work-Life Balance
K. Andrew Crighton, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Prudential Financial
"Many people today are having a difficult time finding the balance they want in their lives. They find it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of their job with the rest of life and much more importantly, finding affirming ways to build in downtime to recharge."
Dr, Crighton can address best practices in health and wellness, including how corporate wellness programs can enhance productivity. He can also discuss the vital link between health and work-life effectiveness.  He believes that there is definitely a link between work-life effectiveness and health.
Media Contact: Peter Price, [email protected]

FDA's Nutrition Label a Very Positive and Needed Change
Dr. James Surrell 
Colon/Rectal Surgeon 
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons/American College of Surgeons 
"This label revision is a very positive and needed change to our food and drink labeling process because added sugar is a major factor in the obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S."
Dr. Surrell, M.D., is the leading proponent of reducing all that added sugar in our diet to lose weight and improve our health. Another new rule would require that an entire soda bottle be one serving size – rather than expressed as calories per 8 ounces – making counting the large amount of added sugar much simpler. Dr. Surrell is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 major abdominal surgeries and 20,000 colonoscopies. He also holds fellowship status in the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He focuses his practice on nutrition and weight loss. Each year he gives more than 50 talks to thousands of professionals and people of all walks of life on nutrition, weight loss, and healthy lifestyles. He is the author of "SOS (Stop Only Sugar) Diet" -- a bestseller with over 20,000 in print.
Website: http://www.SOSdietbook.com
Media Contact: Scott Lorenz, [email protected]

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

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  • FASTER FACT CHECKING: TOOLS FOR JOURNALISTS REPORTING BREAKING NEWS. With the ability to post anything on social media at any time, our news cycle – previously hastened by online news sites and 24-hour cable news – has become instantaneous. As we've repeatedly seen, this can lead to mistakes -- sometimes with serious consequences. Check out some of the tools that can aid in fact checking information: http://prn.to/1eRgNhl
  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR BLOG READERS ENGAGED. If you have ever wondered if there is a science behind running an engaging blog, then you will want to read this recap of our #ConnectChat with Clarissa Silva, a behavioral scientist, clinician, and blogger: http://prn.to/NxknCR
  • MEDIA 411: TV NEWS SEGMENTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Local newscasts are full of segments designed to help their audience -- whether it's a regular health segment from a medical reporter (usually a doctor) or one of those popular "On Your Side" segments, they all try to make a positive difference in the lives of those who watch them. Check out this clip from a reporter who got an emotional surprise visit from a child she helped: http://prn.to/1ov7K6E

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