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Dr. Richard Isaacson talks Alzheimer's with DR. OZ - May 18th

Posted: 2018/05/07   Source: The Alzheimer's Prevention & Treatment Diet, Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, The Dr. Oz Show

Tune in to THE DR. OZ SHOW May 18, 2018 to see Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, author of THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION & TREATMENT DIET (Square One, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0408-7) featured on THE DR. OZ SHOW on Friday, May 18, 2018!

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Three for Square One at Fourth Annual Word Up L.I. LitFest

Posted: 2018/04/30

Garden City Park, NY: Many delightful words were spoken, written, and read yesterday (Sun., April 29, 2018) at the 4th annual WordUp Long Island LitFest hosted by the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York.

Pictured below (from left to right) are: Square One's award-winning journalist and children's literature author Liza N. Burby (holding her new "Second Edition" version of How to Publish Your Children's Book  ISBN: 978-0-7570-0409-4 / former edition's ISBN:  978-0-7570-0036-2); WordUp LitFest founder/producer Claudia Gryvatz Copquin; and Square One president (and also author) Rudy Shur, who is holding the new "Second Edition" version of his own book, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0430-8 / former edition's ISBN: 978-0-7570-0000-3).

Burby and Shur led a well-attended panel discussion together on the shared topics of children's and nonfiction bookbookone publishing here in a digital-heavy twenty-first century. They were joined throughout the day by a select gathering of accomplished and award-winning writers including: Annabelle Gurwitch (Wherever You Go, There You Are); husband-wife writers David Denby (Lit Up) and Susan Rieger (The Heirs); Meg Wolitzer (The Female Persuasion ; SNL alum and multiple Emmy-winning producer/writer Alan Zweibel (The Other Shulman, Bunny Bunny; Long Island Representative Steve Israel (Big Guns); Tom Clavin (Dodge City); Alyson Richman (The Lost Wife); and Barry Dougherty (The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes), who served as emcee for the day's events.

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FDA gives high marks to CBD/hemp and marijuana for medical use

Posted: 2018/04/19

Garden City Park, NY: Just in time for National Weed Day (4/20), it has been reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on its way towards approval of the first CBD oil (Cannabidiol) marijuana-based drug. Given the name of Epidiolex by the company GW Pharmaceuticals, it has been designed and approved only to help young children who suffer severe seizures caused by epilepsy.  The success of the drug when treating this illness has now been crystallized by the story of sixteen-year-old Sam Vogelstein, who appeared yesterday (April 19) before a FDA panel in Washington, DC and testified that the drug has kept his severe seizures at bay for more than two years.

Though this marijuana-based medication does not contain the plant's naturally-occurring compound known as THC (tetrahydrocannabidinol, which acts as an intoxicant),  its total effectiveness speaks volumes about the various beneficial uses that hemp CBD oil and medical marijuana have been proven to provide to those who suffer with any number of serious health conditions. Whether it be Alzheimer's or lung cancer, HIV/AIDS or multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes or PTSD, or even Parkinson's or stroke, the cannabis plant has been shown time and time again to do more good for peoples' health than bad.

In light of this positive announcement, Square One has two books that will further inform and educate those who may wish to learn more about the restorative effects of cannabis on many health concerns. Healing with Hemp CBD Oil (Square One, $16.95 USD - ISBN: 978-0-7570-0455-1) from bestselling health author Dr. Earl Mindell takes a close and comprehensive look at marijuana's cousin, hemp, and the many uses of hemp oil and CBD for many of our biggest health issues, from arthritis to depression to heart disease.

Also available is Healing with Medical Marijuana (Square One, $16.95 USD - ISBN: 978-0-7570-0441-4) from fellow bestselling author Dr. Mark Sircus. The book reveals and explains the many virtues that reside at the foundation of medical marijuana use across a wide spectrum of health ills and woes. It also addresses the many deliberate distortions of perception applied by the Federal government to the general public after it outlawed marijuana in 1937. Now that the FDA has voiced its approval of a marijuana-based medication, though, we may now see in our country the steady reversal of Federal law against the use of what has been shown across time—and across the world—to be a steady help to so many.

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Are "Superbugs" More Dangerous Than Some Antibiotics?

Posted: 2018/04/03

CDC Issues Report on Deadly "Superbug" Resistant to 26 Different Antibiotics

Garden City Park, NY: In a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC highlighted a newly discovered bacteria—termed a "super bug"—that has been shown to be resistant to 26 different antibiotics. Statistics indicate that  more than 23,000 people die annually in the US from such bacterial infections.

According to Charles Bennett, MD, PhD, however, no less than 150,000 seriously adverse events—including 2,400 deaths—may be linked directly to the use of some very popular brands of antibiotics. These numbers may be just the tip of the iceberg, though, since most such cases can often go unreported. As chairman of the Center of Economic Excellence in Medication Safety and Efficacy at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Bennett has been instrumental in having the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) admit that such a problem does in fact exist. Yet, and in spite of his efforts, this serious problem still falls below the public radar.

Now, in his just-released new book What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0469-8), bestselling health writer Jay S. Cohen, MD details which six popular antibiotics still being prescribed today can destroy your health. Antibiotics are certainly an important weapon against infections; however, what you may not know is that many of the most commonly used antibiotics have their own dangerous side effects—and no one has been talking about it. In this book, Dr. Cohen provides the startling facts about how truly destructive these specific antibiotics can be. The book also provides safer and well-proven treatments that you can use in order to avoid these drugs.

When physical harm is dismissed as a simple side effect, as Dr. Cohen has pointed out, then "Big Pharma" drug manufacturers are able to hide that problem from public view. As a troubling result, these harmful medications continue to be prescribed and used by men, women, and children every day.

What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics (Square One Publishers, $15.95 USD / ISBN: 978-0-7570-0469-8) is now available on Amazon and wherever else books are sold.

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Finding the Poetry in Post-Vietnam PTSD (new D. S. Lliteras novel)

Posted: 2018/03/26

Garden City Park, NY: This April is the twenty-second anniversary of National Poetry Month, but it also marks the forty-third anniversary of the Vietnam War's end on April 30, 1975. As it turns out, both topics come together perfectly—and with sublime grace—in the newest novel from acclaimed novelist D. S. Lliteras.

Syllables of Rain is the next work and a sort of thematic sequel to Lliteras' previous work Viet Man—a semi-autobiographical novel also focused on Vietnam (the book recently won this year's Military Writers Society of America [MWSA] Gold Medal for Best Literary Fiction, and has been praised by Booklist as "fine war fiction from a writer who's been there"). This new novel presents various short chapters of lean yet quietly profound prose in the style of Hemingway, each of which then end with gently evocative poetic verse. This two-fold approach is based on the Japanese style of haibun  (known in Japanese characters as 俳文, or haikai writings), and it affords Lliteras the opportunity to marry together the realism of war literature alongside the dreamlike flow of Far East poetics. What results is a book about two veterans stuck between memories of Vietnam and the burden of their return to the United States; and the fact that Lliteras' writing also embodies both Western and Eastern literary forms only increases the novel's collective effect upon the reader.

To date, D. S. Lliteras' Syllables of Rain has received fine reviews from places like Publishers Weekly ("[a] touching book"); Library Journal ("a compact, emotionally charged snapshot of two soldiers trying to make sense of the world around them"); The VVA Veteran ("a brilliant work . . . poetical, and filled with hard-fought truths"); The Echo World ("approachable, bittersweet and poetic . . . [Syllables of Rain ] touches your heart"); The Virginian-Pilot ("a tripwire-taut account of two tough combat vets and their trouble attempts at re-entry into civilization . . .  an epiphany of sorts"); and the Military Writers Society of America Dispatches (MWSA) ("both subtly jarring and comforting in nature . . . Lliteras skillfully takes us on a poignant journey with a gratifying conclusion in this unconventional novel") among others.

Syllables of Rain ($16.95 USD, Rainbow Ridge - Square One, dist.) is now available at Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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