Sephure, the first of its kind patented disposable suppository applicator

July 20, 2014


Jennifer Davagian Ensign, CEO of Cristcot, Inc. and inventor of Sephure, the first-of-its kind patented disposable suppository applicator that provides a more comfortable and hygienic way to administer suppository medication joins eHealth Radio and the Health and News Channels.


Duration: 10:30


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jennifer Davagian Ensign discuss the following:

  • What is Sephure, and why did you invent it?
  • Who is this product designed for?
  • What obstacles did you run into during the inventing/manufacturing process?
  • You launched the product on April 1st of this year and have already been to one of the industry’s largest trade shows – Digestive Disease Week.  What has the reaction been from the medical community?
  • How can one order Sephure?


Jennifer Davagian Ensign is the founder and CEO of Cristcot, a medical device company, located in Concord, Massachusetts. Funded in part by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Cristcot was named one of the five most promising emerging life science companies in the Commonwealth for 2012.


In 2014, Cristcot launched Sephure, the first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator. The device, invented by Ensign, has FDA clearance, global patent protection, and is manufactured in the United States in an ISO-13485 facility and is distributed worldwide.


As a Crohn’s patient, Ensign knows the daily struggles of IBD patients and compliance decisions facing healthcare outcomes. As a businesswoman in the area of Science, Technology and Manufacturing, she has a keen understanding of new medical technology development and product life cycle. Ensign has given talks on topics of patient compliance, intellectual property development and commercialization cycles of new medical technologies.


Most notably, Jennifer gave a keynote address at the 2013 International Conference of Gastroenterology.  As a thought leader in the area of topical rectal medication treatment for gastrointestinal disease, she has written for both the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.



Web Site: www.sephure.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SephureUSA
Twitter: @Sephure


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The Paleo Diet: Food Your Body Is Designed To Eat with ShopHQ Personality and Author Daniel Green

July 19, 2014


Daniel Green an accomplished Chef, Author and ShopHQ Personality who has written 10 cook books promoting healthy cooking joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel. His latest book, out now in the UK and available in the US in January is "The Paleo Diet: Food Your Body Is Designed To Eat".


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Duration: 9:50


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Daniel Green discuss the following:

  • How did you get interested in cooking and what made you decide to cook only healthy food?
  • Your latest book is The Paleo Diet. Can you explain what exactly the Paleo Diet is and how is it different than eating a Raw Food Diet?
  • In past generations, when kids were being picky eaters, they either ate the healthy meals that were served at the dinner table or they went without dinner. Now days if kids don't want to eat what is being served, parents will often take their kids out to fast food. More and more parents cater to their kids bad eating habits and often promote unhealthy eating behavior.  What would you say to parents who do this?
  • We are living in a country where a huge percentage of people are overweight and obese. Thinking about healthy meals…what can we do as a society including politicians, medical experts, teachers and parents to finally get this problem situation under control?  Everyone is talking about getting healthy but if you look around, there are still so many overweight and obese people everywhere.  What can we do?
  • The American family is very busy today more than ever with PTA meetings, work, school, soccer, ballet and a host of other busy activities.  Often times, healthy eating gets brushed to the side and junk food and fast food is served because of time and convenience.  Can you suggest some easy and simple foods and recipes that busy parents can make to ensure that their family is eating healthy while on the go?


Daniel Green is an internationally known Chef, Host, Television Personality and Award Winning Author.  Also known as The Model Cook™, his fan base reaches England, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and the USA.  This talented guy has been making appearances on talk shows around the world, planning meals for 2 major international airlines and developing in-room dining for a 5-star hotel chain in Asia.


Based in the US, Daniel is a full time presenter for ShopHQ, one of the top luxury home shopping channels with a media penetration of more than 86 million homes where he quickly accumulated a long list of fans. As the resident Chef, the growing popularity of the kitchenware section led to the inauguration of a culinary program Daniel’s Kitchen dedicated to show casing Daniel’s healthy eating recipes while using the kitchenware sold on ShopHQ.  Daniel has clocked over 9,000 hours of live hosting.


Daniel has authored many cook books sold worldwide – Modern Dining for Life, Healthy Dining for Life, World Dining for Life, Healthy Eating for Lower Cholesterol (selling 1.4 million copies), Green’s Greens, Green’s Cuisine and The Best TV Celebrity Chef Cookbook. He is also the winner of the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award.  His next book, The Paleo Diet: Food Your Body is Designed to Eat is currently selling in the UK and will hit the US market in January of 2015. 


For the last 5 years, Daniel has created the in-room dining menus for the 18 properties that make up the 5-Star Dusit Thani hotel chain in Asia. He has also designed menus for the Shangri-La, Manderin Oriental, Hilton, Conrad, Sheraton, Westin, Marriott, Carcosa Seri Negari over the last 10 years. In 2013 Daniel Launched the Power Breakfasts at VIE hotel in Bangkok.


Daniel also fronts 28 on-line videos for United Health Care explaining how to make nutritious, easy to make recipes.  For the past 3 years, Daniel has been planning all of KLM's on-board meals totaling 2 million meals per year and Daniel just accepted BMI International Airline's offer to create their on-board meals.


His simple, healthy eating recipes have been featured in numerous magazines in the UK, US and across Asia. In the UK, Daniel co-hosted a successful TV series for Discovery Health called Weight Matters with Vanessa Feltz. He filmed a series of travel documentary reports from Dubai, Thailand and around the world for Good Food Live on BBC’s UK Food Network. He makes regular appearances on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, has hosted over 100 episodes of Kitchen Takeover Chef and hosted Weekend Kitchen in the US.  He was also the lead presenter and on-air Chef for QVC UK, one of the top five TV shopping channels in the World.


Daniel has created his own range of healthy gourmet foods, ingredients and smart cooking tools. His products that include gluten free jams, spices and olive oil have launched in premium lifestyle stores in Asia, Australia and the U.S. under Daniel's personal brand, The Model Cook™.



Web Site: www.DanielGreen.tv
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChefDanielGreen
Twitter: @danielgreen70


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MyBloodWorks App, a personal medical health tracker

July 17, 2014


Glen Ogle, President of GOGLE LLC, the creators of the MyBloodWorks App, a personal medical health tracker which is available in the Apple App Store joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


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Duration: 5:58


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Glen Ogle discuss the following:

  • What's new with MyBloodWorks App?
  • Anything else new?
  • What makes MyBloodWorks unique?
  • What do you think about Medical devices that plugs into your phone?
  • You have stated that hospitals put results on their websites for patients to see privately. How does this impact MyBloodWorks?


I tried many ways to monitor my health. Until I created MyBloodWorks, it was very difficult to keep track of my health. One out of three Americans will get high blood pressure. Changes in your pulse can be a clue to something. Many people have blood tests. Diabetes is on the rise. MyBloodWorks will track YOUR health, if you only want to track some areas of your health in MyBloodWorks, then just track what YOU want.


As a transplant patient with years of dialysis under my belt, iv'e been to over 100 physician visits and stayed in hospitals over 6 months of my life, not including dialysis. I know what you need to monitor. I take suggestions on improving MyBloodWorks as I have already updated the App on a MyBloodWorks users suggestion. I think this is the easiest medical App on the App Store.



Web Site: www.mybloodworksapp.com
App Store: www.itunes.com/apps/mybloodworks
Facebook: www.facebook/goglellc
Twitter: @gogleonline


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Integrated Change, Digital Healthcare Agency your mobile solutions location for the healthcare industry

July 11, 2014


Scott Hague, Development Director and owner at Integrated Change, a London based Digital Healthcare Agency that designs and develops mobile solutions for the healthcare industry joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Scott Hague discuss the following:

  • Health and fitness apps have boomed over the last 12 months; do you think these hold the key in helping patients manage their health via mobile?
  • A lot is talked about patient facing mobile apps – what other areas do you think can benefit from mobile health?
  • Depending on what you read, there are between 40,000 to 90,000 healthcare based apps available. It’s quite competitive out there – what would you say are the 3 key aspects in getting an app noticed do you think?
  • You now have Google Glass in the UK? How will Integrated Change be looking to deploy this device?
  • What do you think the future holds for mobile healthcare?


Duration: 14:46


Scott Hague is the Development Director of Digital Healthcare Agency Integrated Change. Based from London, their team of seven people focus solely on the healthcare sector, designing and developing digital solutions to improve the patient outcome and enhance hospital efficiency. Integrated Change work with private and public health services, pharmaceutical companies, charities and a wide range of healthcare professionals.


Since the first iPhone came out, Scott has been involved in deploying nearly 60 native mobile app solutions from realtime ‘mobile’ bed management systems, disease management, cancer awareness, hospital brand exposure, patient referral systems and much more. Integrated Change not only design and develop mobile solutions but they provide a complete a ‘digital strategy’ service wrap from engagement tracking, app analytics, deep linking and online PR and marketing.



Web Site: www.integratedchange.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IntegratedChange
Twitter: @integratedchg


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Breast surgery after pregnancy and breastfeeding - lifts and implants, what happens with Dr. Michelle Spring

July 10, 2014


Dr. Michelle Spring, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, in Marina del Rey California joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Channel. Her topic is breast surgery after pregnancy and breastfeeding - lifts and implants, what happens.


Duration: 6:54


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Michelle Spring discuss the following:

  • Do breast implants interfere with breastfeeding? Does it matter of they are saline or silicone?
  • Can implants leak into the baby’s milk?
  • Can breastfeeding moms get breast implants while they are still breastfeeding or is it best to wait?
  • What about breast lifts – can they be done without implants?  Should moms wait to do a breast lift?
  • Anything else you’d like to add about trends in breast surgery for moms?


Dr. Michelle Spring is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. She has extensive experience performing breast lifts, breast augmentations, breast reductions and reconstructive surgery following breast cancer treatment. Dr. Spring also treats patients who need reconstructive plastic surgery following skin cancer, facial trauma and debilitating scars or burns.


Dr. Spring received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by a full residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She completed a second fellowship with the nonprofit humanitarian group, Interplast. She traveled extensively abroad in underdeveloped countries such as Bangladesh, China and India, teaching and performing free reconstructive surgery on hundreds of patients with disfiguring burns and deformities such as cleft lips and palates, helping them lead a more normal life. Before coming to Marina Plastic Surgery, Dr. Spring worked as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as in San Diego and Idaho. She is licensed in Idaho, California and Wisconsin.


Dr. Spring is on the web at www.marinaplasticsurgery.com, on Facebook at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates; and on Twitter @DrMSpring.



Web Site: www.marinaplasticsurgery.com


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One of 15 Top Chefs on Fox’s MasterChef Show, Christine Silverstein

July 8, 2014


Christine Silverstein, an investment professional who is wearing a unique hat this summer that of a chef in this season’s MasterChef Show on FOX joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel. Christine is one of 15 top chefs who is cooking up excitement this season.


Duration: 10:40


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christine Silverstein discuss the following:

  • What is your relationship with food that inspired you to become a MasterChef?
  • What is your mission on the show? What do you want viewers to learn from you?
  • You are very passionate about “cooking to heal” or what you call “Food Therapy”...what is the thinking behind this? How did cooking help with the loss of your childhood best friend?
  • You believe in healing foods long before organic foods became “hip”. What are your favorite healing foods and what role do they play for optimal health?
  • What does the future hold after the show?


Christine Silverstein hails from New York City, where she learned very early on in life the power that cooking held; encouraging loved ones to come together around the same table and share their experiences with one another. Good food can always be found at the center of these interactions, from celebrating the fun times to helping heal in the difficult times. According to Christine, serving the meal which she creates for those in her life not only cultivates the depth of these loving connections, but also reminds her how important they are to the human spirit. Being raised with this foundation has carried Christine through one of the most challenging times in her life. The untimely passing of her childhood friend, Lauren Zaleski, left her utterly lost.


Since her passing, Christine chose to embark on a journey to HEAL. “Part of this journey was doing something that scared me, so as to honor the way in which Lauren lived her life...and pushed me to live mine. Auditioning for MasterChef was just that,” said Christine.


According to Christine, “Pushing myself into the fear not only challenged me, but it helped heal me in ways I never thought possible.  Finding strength in my PASSION for cooking good food allowed me to find a new way to live and to celebrate life in my best friend's honor. This is my truth. This is...Food Therapy.”


Web Site: www.christinesilverstein.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MC5Christine
Twitter: @MC5Christine


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Getting a handle on stress has so many health benefits with Dr. Reina Marino

July 7, 2014


Dr. Reina Marino, a medical doctor, board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, who specializes in helping women over 40 lose weight, regain their energy and focus, and balance their hormones joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management, Weight Management & Female Health Channels.


Duration: 9:41


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Reina Marino discuss the following:

  • You started your medical career in Diagnostic Radiology, reading things like CT scans and Ultrasounds. How did you get into the field of Integrative and Holistic Medicine?
  • Can you describe the kind of patients you typically see?
  • What sorts of treatments or programs do you recommend to help your patients?
  • Can your programs help other types of patients?
  • How do you see your practice evolving in the future?


Dr. Reina Marino graduated from Brown University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Biology. In 1991, she received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed both a year-long internship in Internal Medicine and a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Marino is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology as well as in Integrative Holistic Medicine and she is licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.



From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Marino worked as a hospital based radiologist in the Philadelphia area and, in 2008, she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating residents in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. During that time, she also studied nutrition and mind/body medicine, specifically focusing on how they relate to cancer, and did writing, public speaking and made radio and television appearances about cancer and other health related topics. In 1999, Dr. Marino published a non-profit book, Courage To Conquer:Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Personal Stories, a Bronze Award winner in the 2000 Health Information Awards.


From 2001-2003, she was a weekly health and wellness columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and, in 2002, she was an executive producer for Expecting A Miracle, a half hour documentary that aired on CN8- The Comcast Network, about a young woman who triumphs over breast cancer and goes on to become a wife and mother of a healthy baby boy. From 2004-2006, Dr. Marino was a contributing editor for Ask An Expert, a continuing series of patient information interviews with experts in pancreatic cancer research and treatment produced by the Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research.


In 2010, Dr. Marino completed a year-long clinical internship concentrating on integrative medical management of patients with cancer and chronic disease with Anthony Bazzan, M.D. at the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute. Subsequently, she began her own practice in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.


In June 2011, Dr. Marino completed the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she received a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in July 2011. Dr. Marino completed a clinical preceptorship in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Erika Schwartz, M.D. in 2011 and another clinical preceptorship with Dr. Schwartz in The hCG Diet in 2013. She is a professional member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and The American College of Nutrition.


Web Site: www.drreinamarino.com


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Chinese herbs and your health with Dr. Anne Jeffres

July 6, 2014


Dr. Anne Jeffres the Founder and Director of the Jeffres Acupuncture Center based in New York City joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture and Health Channels. Dr. Jeffres is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1994.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Anne Jeffres discuss the following:

  • How are Chinese herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  • How effective are Chinese herbs? Can you cite relevant research?
  • How do you create a customized formula?
  • Can you share a few patient success stories?
  • What do consumers need to know? For example, are there national resources you can recommend, what should they look for in terms of certification from a practitioner?


Duration: 15:34


Dr. Anne Jeffres is the founder and director of the Jeffres Acupuncture Center based in New York City. Anne believes that acupuncture and Chinese medicine should be accessible by all people. She is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1994. Her focus is integrating healing and wellness of both physical and emotional conditions and practices a range of styles.


The Jeffres Acupuncture Center is passionate about giving the community the most affordable, educational and effective acupuncture experience, integrating healing and wellness of both physical and emotional conditions. It is here where ancient knowledge meets modern healing, giving each patient a greater understanding of his or her individual path to health, wellness and happiness.



Web Site: www.jeffresacupuncture.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JeffresAcupunctureCenter
Twitter: @jeffresacenter


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The Stay in Step Foundation provides spinal cord injury patients with a step forward toward recovery

July 5, 2014


Romy Camargo and Co-Founder of Stay In Step and Legal Counsel for the foundation Kendall Almerico join eHealth Radio and the Rehabilitation, Health Care & News Channels. SCI was formed to provide spinal cord injury patients with a step forward toward recovery through world class rehabilitation and collaboration. Stay In Step will be a non-profit recovery center designed to provide state of the art recovery to SCI patients in the Tampa community and surrounding areas.


Duration: 16:29


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guests Romy Camargo and Kendall Almerico discuss the following:

  •  Romy you have quite the inspirational story. Please tell our listeners the inspiration behind the Stay in Step Foundation?
  • What is the overall goal of the SCI Recovery Center? 
  • For those who maybe can’t afford the surgery you underwent, what is your suggestion on where to turn for treatment? Can you describe a little more of your backstory when it came to making the decision to go overseas for surgery.
  • What is the most important part of the recovery process?
  • It is a fact that 81 percent of people that were married before their injury were still married five years later. I understand that your wife Gaby is a big inspiration and supporter. For those listeners that are married are there any tips you have on how to cope once you know your spouse is injured? Any advice you can provide from your vantage point or words of advice?
  • I understand you are creating a rehabilitation center. We have Kendall Almerico on the phone today, Kendall what are some tips for those non-profits that may not be doing the best job fundraising?
  • How can our listeners donate and help your organization and cause & where can our listeners go or who can they call for more information on the foundation?


About Romy Camargo


Chief Warrant Officer Romulo “Romy” Camargo has been in the United States Army since April 6, 1995. Most of that time has been spent in the Special Operations community with the 75th Ranger Regiment and 7th Special Forces Group. He was deployed to Central and South America as well as completing a trip to Nairobi Kenya.


However, 9/11 changed a lot of things for a lot of people, including Romy. He was deployed to Afghanistan, which was certainly more than an experience. The missions were intense, the risk was high, yet every day was fulfilling to someone like Romy, a soldier at heart.


On September 16, 2008 (during his third deployment to Afghanistan), Romy's mission had been cancelled. He opted to do a humanitarian mission which involved medical professionals going into a village, operating and taking care of women, men, and livestock.


As a humanitarian mission, it was considered low risk but as soldiers know, there is no such thing as low risk when you are in a war zone. That day Romy’s detachment was ambushed. As bullets rained down on the entire team, Romy took a gunshot wound to the back of his neck. His fellow soldiers saw him go down. He lay limp in the bed of his GMV (Ground Mobility Vehicle). The soldiers managed to repel the attack, as the team Medic ran to Romy. They turned his limp body over and immediately did an emergency tracheotomy and began bagging him, all in the midst of cross fire. The soldiers remained calm and focused on one purpose...getting Romy out alive.They stabilized him enough for the medevac which prepared him for the flight to Germany. This became merely a stopover as they shipped him immediately to Walter Reed Medical Center. Romy was conscious, but unaware of what had happened. He landed on September 19, 2008 in Washington, D.C. A day Romy and his family will never forget. Gaby never thought she would spend her birthday like this, waiting to greet her husband in the hospital. Unsure of what to expect, she merely prayed and asked for continued strength to be able to handle whatever God may have in store.


About Kendall Almerico


Kendall Almerico is a Board Certified attorney with 25 years’ experience who is also considered one of the top crowdfunding experts in the United States. Kendall has appeared in USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and The Sean Hannity Show.


Kendall is the founder of Crowd It Forward, a charity-based crowdfunding site that performs “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” and raises money for people in need through a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. When Kendall heard Romy and Gaby’s story, he knew without a doubt he needed to commit his skills and resources to make an impact. Not only did Kendall know he could assist in raising funds through crowdfunding side, but he also knew he could contribute his professional legal skills.



Web Site: www.stayinstep.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stayinstepcenter
Twitter: @stayinsteporg


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Women’s World Cup Champion Christie Rampone’s Free eBook Summer Survival Kit

July 1, 2014


The ultimate soccer mom, mother of two, Captain of the US Women’s Soccer Team and a gold-medal winner, Christie Rampone introducing her NEW Summer Survival Kit eBook with Epicor, a winning strategy on how to keep your kids healthy and happy this summer joins eHealth Radio and Family, Fitness & Nutrition Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christie Rampone discuss the following:

  • What are some ways you play with your kids?
  • Christie, you travel with your kids year round? How do you keep them entertained while on the road?
  • What can you tell parents who have worked all day how to get excited about getting active with their kids?
  • Late nights and road trips can wear kids out after a while, how do you keep your kids healthy throughout the summer?
  • How do you plan for healthy food on busy summer days or while on the road?


Duration: 7:18



At 39, Christie Rampone is the captain of the United States women’s national soccer team and mother of two. She’s played in four FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals, including her championship 1999 competition and four Olympics women’s football tournaments, through which she has won three gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.



Web Site: www.epicorimmune.com


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