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Dr. Echenberg did his medical training at Jefferson Medical College, and his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He passionately created one of the first privately owned multi-disciplinary practices specializing in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). He used to believe that the causes of female pelvic pain were limited primarily to endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic infections, adhesions, congestion, fibroids, etc. If those conditions were ruled out, then the patient would be sent off to the urologist, GI doctor, low back specialist, family doctor, chiropractor, orthopedic doctor, and others, and finally even to the psychiatrist.” Now he knows there are other pathways to pain.

Find out more at www.instituteforwomeninpain.org.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
 
 
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Amy Stein is the founder and a practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and manual therapy for men, women, and children while taking a holistic approach to each patient’s entire well-being. Amy is also a contributor to the medical textbook, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society, since 2007. She is a well recognized expert in her field, lectures nationwide, and has been interviewed in media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular TV news shows, like ABC’s 20/20 to such newspapers as the New York Daily News to internet sites like www.ourgyn.com. She is also an editor of painchannel.com and a member of the NVA, ICA, as well as many other organizations. Amy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and is currently working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Contact information:
beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com

Listen to Amy Stein on Voice America:
Chronic Pelvic Pain
IC Can Hurt: Emotionally and Sexually
Physical Therapy Help for Pelvic Pain

 
 
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Dr. Franklin McMillan is the Director of Well-Being Studies at Best Friends. He assesses and studies the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity, and psychological trauma. He hopes to learn what the effects of trauma are - the psychological injuries and scars - and how best to treat them in order to restore to these animals a life of enjoyment rather than one of fear and emotional distress. He studied the psychological health and behavior of the breeding dogs rescued from puppy mills and of dogs purchased from pet stores. He is conducting studies on cats from an institutionalized hoarding situation, the psychological causes and effects of abuse in dogs, the emotional rehabilitation and recovery of the fighting dogs, and measuring personality and quality of life in cats. He authored Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals and Unlocking the Animal Mind: How Your Pet’s Feelings Hold the Key to His Health and Happiness. www.bestfriends.org.

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Carefully Selecting and Caring for our Pets
 
 
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Pat Criscito is the President and CEO of Desert Harvest, a manu¬facturer of quality nutritional supplements and skin care products based on aloe vera. Pat took on a full-time management role 13 years ago. Under her leadership, Desert Harvest has grown to include more than 50,000 clients in 42 countries. Because Pat’s sister has IC/PBS, she has focused the company’s research on finding products that relieve the frequency, urgency, nocturia, and pelvic pain associated with this devastating disease. Pat has been an entrepreneur for 31 years, starting and managing international companies in both Europe and the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix and completed part of an MBA. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, SMU, Tulane, Rutgers, Colorado College, and other major universities, and written for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and The Boston Globe on business, human resource, and career subjects.

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Carefully Selecting and Caring for our Pets
Is There a Connection between Interstitial Cystitis and Lyme disease?
Special Encore Presentation: Relieving Pelvic Pain/ IC with Aloe Vera
Relieving Pelvic Pain/ IC with Aloe Vera


 
 
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Conrad J. Castellino, M.D., is a practicing physician. He was born in Pakistan, and received his degree from Dow Medical College. He has been in practice for more than 18 years, and is an active pre-med mentor for students at the University of California, Merced. He and his family live in California. He will discuss his book Even Doctors Have Heart Attacks. 

Contact him at: www.heartattack-md.com.

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Heart attacks, Anxiety, and Healing