Episode 174 – “Give Me a Head With Hair!” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Your Real Champion®: “The Heart and Soul of The Drueding Center” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Botulinum Toxin: For Beauty and Beyond – BOTOX is of familiar trade name for a treatment that uses small amounts of the chemical that causes Botulism to weaken/paralyze muscles for therapeutic reasons. Other trade names include Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau and Daxxify. People are most familiar with its use to minimize facial lines that come with aging. There are several other uses for the treatment including decreasing muscle spasticity caused by strokes, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, MS, cervical dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease. It also serves to improve symptoms of migraines, GI issues, bladder and pelvic issues and there’s hope for use in treating depression.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Attending in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Your Real Champion – “TODAY is a Good Day”
In November of 2014, Martha and Paul Sharkey welcomed the arrival of identical twin girls Mary and Claire, but it was only 23 weeks into Martha’s pregnancy and each baby weighed just over one pound. After just 14 days, Mary earned her angel wings. Claire continued her struggle in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a total of 103 days. Martha and Paul were very grateful to staff and friends but still felt traumatized and alone from the experience. They wanted to help other parents who would also experience the daily struggles with a baby in the NICU and “TODAY is a Good Day” was founded in 2014. Their foundation currently partners with 23 hospitals in 7 states providing personal and financial support for families with babies in NICU.
Learn more at todayisagoodday.org.
Each week, we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community.
Each week, an expert from Recovery Centers of America shares information about addiction treatment and the importance of recovery.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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