Fairfax 10/01/2019

Adam Bremen, Co-Founder of Keto Krisps, is an entrepreneur who has cerebral palsy and had to use an electric wheelchair his whole life for mobility.  Adam has always focused on the positives; what he CAN do vs. what he can’t. Despite this, in early 2017 he realized he just wasn’t happy with his weight and how sluggish he was feeling. At that time he weighed 230 pounds, he wasn’t exercising, and  didn’t know what to do. However, a challenge he came across early on was finding something to snack on in-between meals. He searched, but wasn’t satisfied with what he  found; nothing tasted good!
This is when he realized there was a real need for a GREAT tasting Keto bar and started working on the creation of Keto Krisp: a bar that keeps you in a state of Ketosis and tastes AWESOME! It took some time to find the right ingredient profile that would check all the boxes to keep you in a state of Ketosis – and also appeal to people who do not follow the Keto diet – but They finally did it!  Go to his website at https://www.keto-krisp.com
Our second guest is Jack E. Kosakowski, The President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. He will be discussing the results of a New Survey on Teenage Spending Habits and how Financial Technology is Helping Teens Save Money. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Starting as a student in the Junior Achievement program in Toledo, Ohio, he attended the University of Toledo on a Junior Achievement scholarship and has since served in a variety of staff positions with increasing levels of responsibility over the past 40 years.  For more information go to https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/home

Kristin Higgins, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is our next guest today discussing  a Treatment  that gives hope to patients with Unresectable Stage III Non -Cell Lung Cancer.  Kristin Higgins, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Higgins also serves as medical director of radiation oncology of The Emory Clinic at Winship Cancer Institute’s Clifton campus location. A board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr Higgins specializes in the treatment of lung, head and neck cancers. She treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Proton Therapy Center. Dr Higgins is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American Board of Radiology, the International Association for the study of Lung Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. For more information go to https://winshipcancer.emory.edu

 

Dr. Cara James for the Consortium for Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss how CMS is helping eligible children, teens and adults obtain health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP.

There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of three children aged 5 to 17 years missed one or more school days due to illness or injury. With health coverage, you can ensure your children are better equipped to learn so they realize their full academic potential by staying healthy throughout the year.

For uninsured kids in families with limited incomes, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer eligible children and teens up to age 19 access to immunizations, regular check-ups, eye exams, dental visits, mental health services, prescriptions, and other care that improves their ability to fully participate in classroom and after-school activities.

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