Dr. David Samadi on the Future of Cancer Care

April 7, 2018
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Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the inventor of the “Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique,” a minimally invasive robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Samadi discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the unique and different skills you have, as a doctor?
  2. How do you interact positively with support staff?
  3. How do you remain current in your medical training?
  4. How do you encourage patients to proactively manage their health and improve their habits?

 

Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran in 1964. He was forced to leave the Jewish community he was raised in because the country became embroiled in the Iranian Revolution in 1979. At the age of 15, Dr. Samadi made his way to Belgium and then London with his younger brother. When he was able to finally make it to the United States, he entered high school in Roslyn, New York.

After he graduated from high school, Dr. Samadi attended Stony Brook University where he studied for a degree in biochemistry on a full scholarship. He attended Stony Brook School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1994. While he was at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Samadi received training in urology. He obtained his training in proctology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

In 2001, Dr. Samadi finished his oncology fellowship in the area of proctology while he was at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2002, he traveled to France to study at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil where he undertook a radical prostatectomy fellowship. During this time, he studied under Professor Claude Abbou.

Dr. Samadi invented his own robotic technique for performing prostatic surgery, and he called it “Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment” or SMART. Ordinarily, this type of cancer is known to be extremely deadly, but when Dr. Samadi used his SMART technique to treat his patients, nearly 90 percent of them could be declared to be free of cancer.

Because of his dramatic success as a surgeon, New York Magazine put his name on its “Best Doctors List.” His name is also on the Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors List.”

 

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Website: http://samadimd.com  | http://prostatecancer911.com

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Rhondas Kiss​: An organization he founded to help cancer patients in need

March 12, 2018
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Actor Kyle Stefanski the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rhonda's Kiss organization dedicated to making a difference for those dealing with cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kyle Stefanski discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about your charity, Rhonda's Kiss.
  2. Why did you start Rhonda's Kiss?
  3. What should people know about your work?
  4. How can people get involved and help?
  5. What is the goal of your charity, looking at the big picture?
  6. Tell us about you and your background outside of Rhonda's Kiss and how you became an actor?

 

Executive Director of Rhonda’s Kiss, Kyle Stefanski grew up with his four brothers and sisters in Cleveland, Ohio with their mother and father, Rhonda and Marc Stefanski. The Stefanski family suffered enormous difficulty when Rhonda was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In only two short months Rhonda lost her battle and painfully left her loving family behind in November 2014.

Crushed by the loss of his mother, Kyle and his father created Rhonda’s Kiss. In her honor, Rhonda's Kiss provides financial assistance for the non-medical costs associated with cancer treatment. Through events in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, Florida, Rhonda's Kiss provides money for patient social services at nationally recognized hospitals.

Kyle is determined to help patients and their families with non-medical expenses and supports cutting-edge research to fight cancer from multiple fronts.

 

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Website: www.rhondaskiss.org

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What do I really need to keep my skin from aging?

November 20, 2017
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Laurie Neronha an award-winning herbalist, certified Acne Specialist, licensed esthetician since 1997 and an educator for Oncology Spa Solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laurie Neronha discuss the following:

  • Everyone ages, if we’re lucky! Walk into any department store or pharmacy and we are inundated with lotions and creams claiming to make us look younger. What kinds of skin care products or ingredients should we really be looking for?
  • What’s the difference between over the counter retinol and prescription strength Retin-A?
  • Tell us more about Vitamin C, can we get the same results by just eating Vitamin C rich foods like dark leafy greens, or strawberries?
  • What is the bottom line on sunscreen? Do we really need to wear it every day, even when its cloudy
  • Can you give us any other tips for keeping our skin looking great?

Summary: (Review, Be consistent, see a professional for guidance, Aging happens every day, self care should too.)

Since 1997 Laurie Neronha has been working full time as a licensed esthetician in Providence, RI. A longtime student of medical herbalism, aromatherapy and wellness, she has integrated her diverse knowledge into her daily work with clients.

In 2011 she became a certified Acne Specialist, and has cleared hundreds of clients of all ages with moderate to severe acne. Laurie has been quoted in multiple online and print publications, including SheKnows.com, Myhealthdaily.com, Slashedbeauty.com, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, East Side Monthly, and many others. Her television interviews have won several Pegasus Awards for content.

Currently she is a small business owner, and new recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholarship program. As a regional educator for Oncology Spa Solutions she travels the East Coast training other spa professionals how to safely care for clients before, during and after anti-cancer therapies.

 

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Websites: OncologySpaSolutions.com | www.viriditas.skincaretherapy.net

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Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid During Oncology Treatments

November 9, 2017
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Laurie Neronha an award-winning herbalist, certified Acne Specialist, licensed esthetician since 1997 and an educator for Oncology Spa Solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information, Health News and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laurie Neronha discuss the following:

  • There is a lot of concern about the ingredients in our personal care products, some say they may be toxic, or may contribute to cancer. What should we really be concerned with? Are there any specific ingredients that an Oncology patient should avoid?
  • What about preservatives? Are they really that important?
  • Whats the deal with parabens?
  • What kinds of ingredients should someone be looking for? What are better options?
  • How can we learn more?

TIP: READ THE LABELS!

Since 1997 Laurie Neronha has been working full time as a licensed esthetician in Providence, RI. A longtime student of medical herbalism, aromatherapy and wellness, she has integrated her diverse knowledge into her daily work with clients.

In 2011 she became a certified Acne Specialist, and has cleared hundreds of clients of all ages with moderate to severe acne. Laurie has been quoted in multiple online and print publications, including SheKnows.com, Myhealthdaily.com, Slashedbeauty.com, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, East Side Monthly, and many others. Her television interviews have won several Pegasus Awards for content.

Currently she is a small business owner, and new recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholarship program. As a regional educator for Oncology Spa Solutions she travels the East Coast training other spa professionals how to safely care for clients before, during and after anti-cancer therapies.

 

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Websites: OncologySpaSolutions.com | www.viriditas.skincaretherapy.net

Social Media Links:
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NeuEve: Natural Remedy for Vaginal Atrophy and BV

October 10, 2017
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Dr. Renjie Chang, Founder of NeuEve, a source for vaginal suppositories and cream promoting natural sexual wellness joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health & Sexual Health Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Renjie Chang discuss the following:

  • What are the major gaps in women's healthcare today, and is that what inspired you to create NeuEve?
  • What is NeuEve and how does it work?
  • For vaginal atrophy, how does NeuEve compare to estrogen?
  • For bacterial vaginosis, how does NeuEve compare to boric acid, douching, or antibiotics?
  • I heard that breast cancer survivors and hysterectomy patients love NeuEve. Why is that?


SummaryNeuEve provides a non-hormonal remedy for vaginal atrophy and dryness, better than regular vaginal moisturizers and lubes. After menopause, sex can become difficult due to vaginal atrophy. Estrogen supplements help, but estrogen greatly increases cancer risk. NeuEve also clears bacterial vaginosis (BV) effectively and naturally. Current BV treatments often lead to recurrent BV, but NeuEve, in taking an alternative and more holistic, caring approach, breaks the cycle.

 

Renjie Chang, M.D., M.S. graduated from Peking Union Medical University, the most prestigious medical school in China. Seeing patients in clinic firsthand, she always practiced medicine with a focus on both hard science and a soft bedside manner.

In the US, she worked as a faculty member of OB-GYN at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and as a drug developer at the Abbott Laboratories in Chicago. At Abbott, she learned the vital skills of inventing and creating medicine. It’s a very different skill set than simply prescribing medicine.

After she left Abbott, she won grants from NIH and Gates Foundation for developing a new way to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. It was while performing this research that she was inspired to create NeuEve. For Dr. Chang, NeuEve has been the culmination of a lifetime of learning and experience.

 

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Website: www.neueve.com

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The FDA Links Cancer to Breast Implants - Leading Plastic Surgeon Dr. Elliot Hirsch Discusses

October 8, 2017
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Dr. Elliot Hirsch, a board certified plastic surgeon who practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast implant removal and revision joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Plastic Surgery Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Elliot Hirsch discuss the following:

  • The FDA has discovered a rare form of cancer that is linked to textured silicone breast implants called (breast implant-associated / ALCL) BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma). Can you explain to our listeners more about this discovery?
  • A rare cancer of the immune system that has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. What are their options?
  • Can you explain to our listeners what the traditional (standard) method for a reconstruction surgery? What are the negative side effects of this method?
  • Dr. Hirsch, you are one of the only surgeons in LA that is currently offering a new cutting edge method to patients, can you explain what it is and walk us through the steps?
  • What are the benefits of this new method? Why is this method better for the patients?
  • You treat patients from all over the country at your practice in Los Angeles, can you tell us about the other services that you offer?

 

Dr. Elliot Hirsch is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast implant removal and revision.  Dr. Hirsch’s primary office is in Sherman Oaks, and treats patients from not only Los Angeles but from all over California and beyond.

Dr. Hirsch grew up in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and attended the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honors, and also received the Kurt P. Richter award for outstanding research in the field of Behavioral Biology. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hirsch returned to Southern California for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with the highest distinction and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as well as the Order of Arete.

Dr. Hirsch completed his integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital program in Chicago, Illinois where he received several awards for his research and teaching.

Since entering medical school, Dr. Hirsch has been an active researcher in the field of plastic surgery and has co-authored over 40 manuscripts and book chapters, and has received several grants for original research projects and holds patents for wound care devices.  Dr. Hirsch is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

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New Advances in the Development of a Viable Breast Cancer Vaccine

October 6, 2017
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Dr. William Williams, CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics Inc., a company immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing a targeted and safe approach to the management of cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information and Health News Channels. 

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. William Williams discuss the following:

  • What is current standard of care today for breast cancer?  What are the limitations of these treatments?
  • How does this BriaVax work against late stage breast cancer?
  • How does a breast cancer vaccine such as BriaVax address recurrent breast cancer?
  • When will patients expect to be treated with a breast cancer vaccine.

 

Dr. William Williams is a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with over 35 years of industry and academic expertise, including significant clinical management in multinational pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Williams served as VP of Exploratory Development at Incyte Corporation from 2005 - 2016. There he facilitated entry of over 20 compounds into the clinic, including ruxolitinib (Jakafi), baricitinib, and epacadostat.

Dr. Williams served as Head of Rheumatology Research at the University of Pennsylvania, ran a major research program in receptor biology, including developing bioactive peptides that mimicked granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a known stimulant of the immune system. He collaborated with David B. Weiner, Ph.D., a well-known leader in immuno-oncology and vaccine research, in the development of DNA vaccines and was able to bring novel DNA vaccines into the clinic for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

Dr. Williams earned his BSc. in Chemistry and Biotechnology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Medical Doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine. Following his residency at the Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Rheumatology and Cellular Immunology at the University of Missouri. He then joined the molecular immunology laboratory of Mark I. Greene, MD, PhD, FRCP, at the University of Pennsylvania, developed novel methods of bioactive peptide design, and collaborated in the study of the activation of the p185/Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. HER-2 is a protein which is known to promote the growth of cancer cells. Dr. Williams is the named author at over 130 peer reviewed publications, over 15 patents and numerous Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and NDAs.

 

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Website: www.briacell.com

Montclair Radiology: Mammograms and why they may save your life

October 4, 2017
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Dr. Denise McFadden, a physician and radiologist at Montclair Radiology located in New Jersey in towns including Montclair, Jersey City, Nutley, West Caldwell and Verona joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention & the Female Health Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Denise McFadden discuss the following:

  • How common is breast cancer and how important are mammograms?
  • What kinds of mammograms do you offer?
  • What age should a woman start getting a mammogram? What's your thoughts on this?
  • Tell us about 3-D mammograms.
  • Possibly a strange question....Can men get breast cancer?
  • What is the best advice you could offer to women – and men – across the U.S. about breast cancer prevention?

 

Denise C. McFadden received her BA Degree from Douglas College at Rutgers University and her Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed an internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Dr. McFadden completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center where she was Chief Resident. In addition, Dr. McFadden completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the New York University Medical Center where she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology.

Dr. McFadden’s career includes serving as an Attending Staff Radiologist, Section Chief of Body CT Scanning and Director of the Radiology Residency Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. She has also served as an Attending Staff Radiologist and Section Chief of Body CT Scanning at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, where she also served as Director of Breast Imaging. After leaving Holy Name Hospital, Dr. McFadden joined Mountainside Hospital as Co-Director of the hospital’s Breast Center and as an Attending Radiologist. She went on to join Montclair Radiology and the staff of Chilton Memorial Hospital.

Dr. McFadden is an active member of the Radiologic Society of North America, The Radiology Society of New Jersey, The American College of Radiology, The Bergen County Medical Society, The American Medical Association, The Roentgen Society and The American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine. Dr. McFadden is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. McFadden is an active member of the Radiologic Society of North America, The Radiology Society of New Jersey, The American College of Radiology, The Bergen County Medical Society, The American Medical Association, The Roentgen Society and The American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine. Dr. McFadden is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology.

About Montclair Radiology

Montclair Radiology has been offering state-of-the art medical imaging for well over 70 years to northern New Jersey neighbors. Three convenient locations in Montclair, Nutley, and West Caldwell enable those needing high quality radiology services to economically take advantage of access to the latest equipment and highly-trained, board-certified doctors of radiology without long travel or wait times.

Montclair Radiology was the first clinical MRI site in America and the area’s first medical practice to offer open-air MRI. They continue to provide the latest diagnostic tools including 3T MRI and 3D Mammography for earlier and more accurate detection of abnormalities, thus fostering better outcomes. For example, Montclair Radiology recently received accreditation by the prestigious American College of Radiology for Core Biopsy of the Breast, Fine Needle Aspiration of the Breast and Thyroid, and Breast Ultrasound.

 

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Websitewww.montclairradiology.com

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Put Yourself First: Creating a Life-Work Balance for Health and Wellbeing

October 2, 2017
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Karina Godwin of Flying Souls Institute of Healing in Australia who is here today to talk to us about her new book "Destiny Put Yourself First" and it’s companion CD of guided meditations, both inspired by her journey through cancer joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Information & Health News Channels.

Listen to host Eric Michaels & guest Karina Godwin discuss the following:

  • I understand you’ve had quite a journey with a serious cancer diagnosis yourself. Tell us what happened.
  • What made you write such a personal and private account of your journey? What is is your Why?
  • You say in the book that the choices you made contributed to the cancer’s ability to create a tumour in your body. What do you mean by that?
  • What made you look at both western and alternative medicine for your treatment and are you recommending it to everyone?
  • You’re the picture of health now, what is the secret to your recovery?

 

Karina Godwin was born intuitive, with a window into the world that most of us never get to see through. Her healing gifts developed early, culminating in the development of the Meliae Intuitive Healing modality. Her passion for teaching personal growth and meditation led to her founding her Healing Centre of excellence, Flying Souls Pty Ltd (2003) in Melbourne, Australia. She is revered by many as one of the most gifted healers of our times and has an international clientele from all walks of life. Karina has mastered significant life change due to trauma and most recently after facing a highly aggressive and rare cancer. This created a drive to create inspirational books, card sets and guided meditation CD’s to supply the tools for a life filled with happiness, success and wellbeing. She draws upon her years of experience in making change practical and easier to adapt to the daily demands of life. She is an advocate for shining your brilliance, kind communication and empowered and positive living. She has created over 30 workshops and retreats in personal growth and development and is a passionate speaker who engages audiences with her humour, integrity and humility. She is married to her soulmate Berni, and together they have five children.

 

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Website: www.karinagodwin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shineyourbrilliance

Groundbreaking Medical Findings at Ponce Research Institute That Will Impact Your Health and Well Being

July 29, 2017
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Dr. Kenira Thompson, President and Director of Research at Ponce Research Institute at Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Kenira Thompson discuss the following:

  • When was the Ponce Research Institute formed, and what is its objective?
  • What are the research areas in which the Institute specializes?
  • What kind of findings and discoveries have come out of the Institute that were new to the world of medicine?
  • How does the work that you’re doing help pharmaceutical companies and doctors to better understand diseases and to bring new solutions to the marketplace?
  • What is the Institute currently working on that’s particularly relevant to trending topics in health, wellness, and medicine?
  • How can non-medical professionals – in other words, everyday people – stay on top of the kind of work that’s being done at Ponce Research Institute so they can gain a better understanding of how your efforts can benefit their health and well being?

 

Dr. Kenira Thompson is the Vice President of Research at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), and the President of the newly created Ponce Research Institute (PRI).  In this role, she oversees all of the research-related activities in both basic and clinical sciences at PHSU-PRI.  She is also the administrator of all research and service grants received by the institution.  Dr. Thompson’s leadership is focused on developing, coordinating, and stimulating collaborative research at the PHSU-PRI, in order for the institution to continue its growth as an important academic and research center.   She leads all research operations for PHSU, and provides research oversight at six affiliated hospitals in south central Puerto Rico.

Dr. Thompson earned her B.S Degree from Interamerican University in San Germán, Puerto Rico, an M.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She completed postdoctoral research training in the Cajal Neuroscience Research Institute of the University of Texas San Antonio, where she also served as Program Coordinator for the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute.

Dr. Thompson holds the rank of Full Professor in the Basic Sciences and Psychiatry Departments of the School of Medicine, and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she has served as faculty since 2005.  During her academic career at PHSU, she has held important roles such as Medical Neuroscience Course Director, Chair of the Basic Sciences Curriculum Committee, Associate Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Core Facility, member of the MBRS-RISE Internal Advisory Committee, member of the U54 PSMHS-Moffitt Partnership Internal Advisory Committee,  member of the Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee, among others.

Dr. Thompson has served on the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education Accreditation Board for Graduate Programs in Neuroscience since 2010.  She is part of the External Advisory Committee for the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research program at UPR-Medical Sciences Campus, and is Co-Program Director of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC).  She is also a past President and current member of the Advisory Committee for the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

Dr. Thompson has participated in the Senior Executive Institute for the Society for Research Administrators (SRA), and is an active member of the Sociedad de Administradores de Investigación de Puerto Rico (SAI), and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).  She was recently nominated to serve a three year term on the Steering Committee for the Group on Research Advancement and Development for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

 

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Website: www.psm.edu

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