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Speakers Bureau signs Dr. Kimberley Linert
Behavioral Optometrist is on leading edge of vision and movement therapies
LAS VEGAS – Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers Bureau has reached an agreement to
represent Dr. Kimberley Linert, a pioneering doctor in the field of Behavioral Optometry, a
discipline primarily concerned with visual development and visual performance. Linert, who
received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry, is available for
speaking appearances worldwide, including corporate events and meetings, conventions, retreats,
seminars, workshops and more.
Dr. Linert is also the founder of Optic Brainfit Foundation, a holistic organization that combines
traditional vision modalities with brain and movement therapy for life-changing results. Her
unique teachings have reached everyone from C-suite executives to performance athletes — high
achievers looking for a leading edge — to young people with special needs/learning difficulties;
to brain injury survivors to the elderly.
Additionally, she is the author of the book, “Visualizing Happiness in Every Area of Your Life,”
a step-by-step guide to help readers discover who they are, what they like, what is important to
them, and how to share their special gifts and talents with the world.
Her “Incredible Life Creator Podcast” has featured hundreds of in-depth interviews with change
agents, rabble-rousers, luminaries, big thinkers, peacemakers, inventors, influencers and many
other visionaries who help viewers explore and navigate our world.
“My educational background and experience has allowed me to help thousands of multi-faceted
individuals,” Dr. Linert said. “After years of working one-on-one, my intention is to share this
expertise with as many people as possible.”
Dr. Linert’s high-performance presentations include “Brain Hacks for High Achievers,” Training
Your Brain to Achieve the Unachievable,” and Finding the Edge for Peak Performance.”
Since 1973, Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers Bureau has provided corporate meeting and
event planners with worldwide booking services for an elite clientele, ranging from Jackie
Robinson and Muhammad Ali to every U.S. President beginning with Ronald Reagan.
For more information on Dr. Kimberley Linert and Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers Bureau,
visit https://brucemerrinscelebrityspeakers.com.
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MORE ABOUT DR. NIRAJ MEHTA: Niraj Mehta, MD received his medical degree and completed his residency in radiation oncology at UCLA where he was awarded the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Best Fellowship Award. He emphasizes optimizing functional health outcomes through patient empowerment, movement-based programs of exercise, stress relief, nutrition, and therapeutic restorative strategies for patients and caretakers. As a radiation oncologist and professional choreographer, Dr. Mehta is the founder of Making Moves Universal (MMU), an international program/movement working to combine the spirit of mindful movement and music to improve life situations for those with chronic illness. Dr. Mehta has been featured on major television networks including NBC and CNN Español. He also gives various talks and lectures both locally and internationally in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Say goodbye to untreatable “infections from hell”

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Cutting-edge DNA diagnostics enables your doctor too quickly

Identify and eradicate the exact germ(s) ruining your life

Whether lodged in the urinary tract, respiratory tract, reproductive tract, or elsewhere in or on the body, millions of Americans are living with painful and sometimes life-threatening chronic infections.

These unresolved “infections from Hell” are maddening for patients who must spend their time and money consulting with multiple doctors who prescribe an endless stream of antibiotics and other medications that do nothing to stem inflammation and ease the patient’s pain and discomfort.

“People needlessly suffer with persistent chronic infections because their doctors use 150-year-old culture testing, where samples are placed in petri dishes with the hope that whatever is causing the infection will grow there,” says Rick Martin, CEO of biotech diagnostics lab MicroGenDX. “These traditional culture tests have a 50% chance of showing nothing useful to clinicians – which means the doctor’s diagnosis and the medication prescribed will not be helpful. Tragically, some infective microbes are never diagnosed correctly – leaving the patient with an unresolved lifelong infection that never receives effective treatment.”

Martin says the good news is that MicroGenDX has developed a cutting-edge process to identify, with 99.2 percent accuracy, disease-causing pathogens based on their DNA. The computerized analysis (called NGS or Next Generation Sequencing) rapidly compares millions of DNA fragments found in infected tissue and fluid samples against the genetic sequences of more than 50,000 known bacteria and fungi stored in a database.

“Rather than test for a specific suspected pathogen, a doctor can now simply run a DNA test on the patient’s specimen that will quickly identify all the bacteria and fungi in the sample sent to us from the infected area,” says Martin.

Once the microbe is positively identified by its genetic sequence, the proper antibiotic or antifungal can be prescribed, enabling the patient to begin to recover from infections which may have persisted for years or in some cases decades.

Proper antimicrobial use is also of importance due to the increasing antibiotic resistance that is growing due to the overuse and improper use of antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2.8 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and more than 35,000 people die.

Source: CDC Using MicroGenDX testing to get the information needed to proscribe the correct antimicrobial the first time is a key step to fight this growing problem.

“The new DNA testing protocol not only provides life-changing benefits for patients, but it also potentially provides billions in savings for America’s overburdened healthcare system – as multiple doctor visits and countless hours of culture analysis in diagnostic labs will no longer be necessary to cure even the most stubborn infections.”

NGS – Next Generation Sequencing is covered by Medicare and some insurers.

MICROBIAL SPECIES INFECTION STATS:

  • Number of species identified in humans – over 10,700
  • Number of species identified in urine – 5,801
  • Number of species identified in wounds – 5,790
  • Number of species identified in vaginal samples – 1,000
  • Number of species identified in prosthetic joint infections – 3,339
  • Number of fungal species identified in nail samples – 2,986
  • Number of Species in MicroGenDX Database – Over 50,000

SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  1. Can you explain the traditional procedure used by most doctors for diagnosing and treating infections such as urinary tract infections?
  2. Why does that method (culturing) often fail to produce a good result for the patient?
  3. How does the new DNA diagnostic test work?
  4. Why do you and others consider this procedure to be a major advance in medicine?
  5. Tell us about a few of the more challenging infections resolved by your DNA diagnostic protocol. (NGS – Next Generation Sequencing)
  6. You report that 80% of chronic infections are caused by biofilms. What are biofilms, and does your test detect and accurately identify them?
  7. Can patients order this test (NGS-Next Generation Sequencing) directly from MicroGenDX or should they contact their doctor to request it?
  8. Why isn’t this covered by all insurers?
  9. If you have an infection don’t they just give antibiotics, why doesn’t that work?
  10. This sounds like it makes sense logically, why doesn’t more of medicine use it?
  11. What is stopping more physicians from adopting this?
  12. People are worried about antibiotic resistance, how does this technology play into combating that?
  13. Where can listeners get more information about your company (MicroGenDX) and your DNA testing protocol (NGS – Next Generation Sequencing)?

ABOUT RICK MARTIN, CEO of MicroGenDX

As the former head of Pfizer Pharmaceutical’s Anti-infective Division in Turkey, and later as head of international sales for Pfizer in Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East, Rick Martin has spent decades educating doctors about antibiotics and antifungals and how to effectively use them. He now serves as CEO of MicroGenDX, a diagnostic laboratory providing DNA sequencing and rapid PCR-based microbial testing for clinical applications.

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THE URGENT NEED TO IMPROVE TREATMENTS & OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

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Mom of a young blood cancer patient shares her story to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s commitment to driving forward pediatric cancer research

Leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in children and adolescents younger than 20 years. Treatments for this type of cancer are harsh and outdated, and those who survive their diagnosis are at risk of experiencing long-term effects and life-threatening complications.

Courtney Addison knows all too well the challenges and devastating effects a cancer diagnosis can have on a child and their family. In spring 2020, her three-year-old son Cayden was diagnosed with a high-risk form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). To treat his cancer, Cayden endured surgeries, chemotherapy and countless overnight hospital stays.

Courtney is available on Wednesday, October 13 from 7am – 12pm ET to discuss Cayden’s health now and share her family’s experience by Cayden’s side throughout his cancer journey. Courtney will also talk about the valuable support she and her family received from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the importance of LLS’s partnership with national retailer Burlington to drive forward research for better treatments and cures for children with cancer, and how your community can make a difference in the lives of pediatric blood cancer patients like her son Cayden.

LLS is committed to improving outcomes for children with blood cancer. Through the LLS Children’s Initiative, it is offering more free support services and resources for pediatric patients and increasing its investment in pediatric cancer research so children will not only survive a cancer diagnosis but also thrive after treatment for many years to come. As LLS and Burlington celebrate 20 years of partnership and commitment to blood cancer patients, Burlington has committed to a five-year, $20 million investment to The LLS Children’s Initiative, to support more pediatric research grants and break down the barriers that stand in the way of pediatric cancer care innovation, as well as further the mission of LLS.

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR Courtney:

  1. Thanks for joining us with your story today. Tell us how you felt when your son was diagnosed with cancer?
  2. And how is your son doing today?
  3. How were you introduced to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? And how are you involved with LLS now?
  4. Why do you think it’s important for others to learn more about LLS and what they’re doing for pediatric cancer patients?
  5. What would you say to other parents going through a similar experience?
  6. Where can listeners find more information?

This interview is courtesy of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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