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Executive Medicine of Texas puts the Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Disease

Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease are increasing exponentially, but gaining little attention from the general public due to the Covid19 pandemic and other issues. Executive Medicine of Texas is working diligently to change the narrative and place focus on education and prevention of this terrible disease. Their first move, is hosting the first Alzheimer’s and the Arts Event, which will showcase the film “Have You Heard about Greg?”

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since the year 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased by 146%. This is while deaths from heart disease have decreased by 7.8%. Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, claiming more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

“Our patients are concerned about their brain health and so are we,” says Mark Anderson, MD and one of the founders of Executive Medicine of Texas. “Years ago we made cognitive testing part of our routine executive exams. Shockingly, we’ve seen a significant number of patients, younger than ever, who are complaining of some sort of cognitive disruption. As a physician, it’s alarming.”

The Alzheimer’s and the Arts Event is the first of many efforts that Executive Medicine of Texas will be pushing to raise awareness for the disease. “This is a special event,” states Judy Gaman, their CEO, “because we’re focusing on education while raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Guzman 23 Foundation.” Gaman, who knows from family experience just how devastating this disease can be, is championing the effort. “Having people like Steve Ecclesine, Greg O’Brian, and Warren Honeycutt involved so heavily in the Alzheimer’s and the Arts event brings it to a whole new level.

Steve Ecclesine, a Hollywood producer with over 700 films and TV shows to his credit is the producer of the film Have You Heard about Greg? He will be at the event for a Q&A session directly following the premier event. The film, showcasing the life of Greg O’Brian as he battles Alzheimer’s, has not yet been released. “I’m very interested to receive feedback from the audience and share the story of how this documentary came to be. Out of all the films I’ve worked on, this one is near and dear to my heart.” Those attendees who wish too will receive a chance to give on-screen testimonials about the films impact that will become part of the films marketing efforts.

Greg O’Brian’s highly acclaimed internationally award-winning book On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, is the first book written by an investigative reporter who’s actually inside the mind of Alzheimer’s. Much like the book, the film, Have You Heard about Greg? shows what Greg and others have learned about the disease and uses science, faith, hope, and humor to broach a topic that needs much more attention.

Warren Honeycutt, six-time Mr. America Fitness finalist, media fitness expert and author of the book How the Health Are You? has also worked tirelessly on this project and will be at

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery in the Spotlight Again

Dr. Mark Mofid

La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.
La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.
La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.

La Jolla, California, Oct. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “The risks associated with fat grafting to the buttocks (commonly referred to as BBL surgery) are highlighted by La Jolla, California plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mofid, lead author of the award-winning report published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.”

The surge in demand for buttock augmentation with fat grafting in the cosmetic surgery industry continues to grow. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) there were over 34,000 of these procedures performed in 2019, a 90% increase since 2015.  This procedure has been associated with significantly higher mortality rates (1:3000) in comparison to other aesthetic surgical procedures.

The recent and unfortunate death from a fat embolism last week in Miami during the course of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is just one of twenty over the last decade in Florida alone.  (Miami Herald article).  Preliminary autopsy results indicate that her death was due to a pulmonary fat embolism from intramuscular injections, underlining the significance of Dr. Mofid’s report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.  For more information about buttock aesthetic procedure, visit https://www.buttockaugmentation.com/.

Dr. Mofid’s 2017 report on Mortality from Gluteal Fat Grafting was a wake-up call to the medical community about the dangers of injecting fat directly into the muscle.  According to Altmetrics (Alternative Scholarly Impact Metrics), this article is now considered to be one of the two highest rated full-length original research articles published in the field of plastic surgery with the highest number of downloads (over 35,000), news outlet references (over 100) and research citations (over 200) of any article published in the field of plastic surgery.

Originally presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and again in Kyoto, Japan at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in late 2016, the clarion call put out by The Aesthetic Society Task Force has saved countless lives worldwide and approximately 6 lives per year in the US alone.  More recent data shows that the mortality rate has been lowered in the last two years to 1:15,000.

About Dr. Mark Mofid

Dr. Mark Mofid is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery who has been in practice for nearly two decades, helping thousands of people achieve safe, beautiful and natural-looking enhancements. He has published noteworthy articles and book chapters on innovations in breast surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck surgery and buttock surgery in the most prestigious journals in plastic surgery. He teaches internationally, has clients from all corners of the globe and has held top leadership positions in national and international plastic surgery organizations.

Source: M. Mofid M.D. FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Pandemic in the Spotlight at Disorderly VP Debate

The coronavirus pandemic was front and center Wednesday night as Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) engaged in their sole debate of the presidential campaign. The event was less fractious than last week’s presidential debate, but still marked by interruptions and candidates speaking beyond their allotted time.

Differing Views on the Pandemic

“The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country,” Harris said. “Here are the facts: 210,000 dead people in our country in just the last several months, over 7 million people who have contracted this disease, one in five businesses closed. We’re looking at front-line workers who have been treated like sacrificial workers, and over 30 million people who in the last several months have had to file for unemployment.”

And yet, she continued, “on Jan. 28th, the vice president and the president were informed about the nature of this pandemic — they were informed that it’s lethal in consequence, that it’s airborne, that it will infect young people, and that it will be contracted because it’s airborne. And they knew what was happening and they didn’t tell you. … They knew and they covered it up. The president said it was a hoax; they minimized the seriousness of it … and in spite of all that today, they still don’t have a plan.”

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Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said the Trump administration had forfeited its right to reelection based on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo courtesy C-SPAN livestream)

Harris added that the Biden-Harris plan involves a national strategy for contact tracing and testing, and for administration of a vaccine “and making sure it will be free and fair for all … We need to save our country, and Joe Biden is the best leader to do that, and frankly, this administration has forfeited their right to reelection based on this.”

“A Little Bit Like Plagiarism”

Pence admitted that “our nation has gone through a very challenging time this year,” but added, “I want the American people to know from the very first day, President Donald Trump put the health of America first. Before there were more than five cases in the U.S. — all people who had returned from China — President Donald Trump did what no other American president had done — he suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world. Joe Biden opposed that decision; he said it was xenophobic and hysterical, but I can tell you from having led the coronavirus task force, that decision alone by President Trump bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since World War II, and I believe it saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.”

With that additional time, “we were able to reinvent testing — more than 115 million tests have been done to date,” Pence continued. “We were able to seed the delivery of

Factbox: Trump, Biden Healthcare Differences in Spotlight Amid Pandemic, Supreme Court Fight | Top News

(Reuters) – Healthcare, always a top concern for U.S. voters, has taken on even greater importance amid a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and cost millions more their jobs.

The death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, meanwhile, has raised the stakes of the upcoming legal battle over Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, when the high court hears the Trump administration’s effort to repeal the law days after the Nov. 3 election.

Here is a look at some of the vast differences on healthcare policy between Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden:

Trump has ceded much of the response to the pandemic to the states, rather than pursuing a national effort to expand testing, coordinate contact tracing and acquire protective equipment in bulk. He has also sent mixed messages on masks, which public health experts have said are crucial to slowing the spread of the virus.

Since the spring, Trump has pressed governors to reopen their states and has called on public schools to return to in-person instruction, arguing that the “cure cannot be worse than the disease.” He has often downplayed the deadliness of the virus and at times publicly undermined his administration’s own experts.

Trump signed into law several relief bills that have delivered trillions of dollars to individuals and businesses, though congressional Democrats have demanded more spending. The administration also launched “Operation Warp Speed,” an effort to support development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Biden has vowed to “listen to the science,” even saying he would consider another national economic shutdown if experts recommend it. He has called for a national mask standard, though he has acknowledged he may not have the authority to mandate their use.

His coronavirus plan calls for scaling up testing and contact tracing and promises to appoint a “supply commander” to oversee supply lines of critical equipment.

Biden has also proposed reopening insurance marketplaces for people who lost coverage through their jobs, expanding paid sick leave, and increasing pay for frontline workers. He has questioned whether Trump may try to politicize the vaccine process to boost his own re-election chances.

After years of failed attempts by Republican lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Trump has turned to other tools to undermine the sweeping healthcare law: executive power and the courts.

The Justice Department is backing a lawsuit brought by several Republican-led states seeking to overturn the entire ACA, a case the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear on Nov. 10 – one week after Election Day.

Justice Ginsburg’s death has deepened concerns among Democrats that the court, which previously upheld the law 5-4 in 2012, might rule against the ACA. Under the law, more than 20 million Americans have gained insurance coverage.

The Trump administration has not proposed a comprehensive replacement, despite Trump’s vow to deliver a better, less-costly healthcare system. On Thursday, he signed two executive orders as part of what he called