Wednesday, May 26, 2010

5/26 - Henry Winkler, William Lee Golden, Jay Taylor, Dr. Henry Punzi ,

Henry Winkler  -   "The Fonz" 
Henry Winkler’s name is synonymous with ’70s icon “The Fonz,” his too-cool-for-school character from the sit-com “Happy Days.” But his career actually touches three generations through his acting, and now, as an author, his writing. Those in their 30s and 40s know him for his work on “Arrested Development” as Barry Zuckerhorn, while those in their 20s remember him for his roles in Adam Sandler vehicles ”The Waterboy,” “Click,” and “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.”   Now kids are finding it easy to fall in love with him as well. As the co-author of the bestselling series “Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever,” he has given adolescents a reason to enjoy reading- and their parents a reason to smile. Legendary "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler, is personally familiar with the impact that upper limb spasticity can have on a person. His late mother struggled with the condition, without treatment, for 10 years following a stroke before she passed away.  "My mother was a proud woman, a busy bee, always on the go. So, it was very difficult for me to watch her revert inward as she was less and less able to do things for herself. She became fully dependent on her family and live-in nurses to help her with simple, ordinary tasks we all take for granted," Mr. Winkler recalls. "Much less was known about upper limb spasticity during her time, and now, not only do we know more about how to manage this condition, there are treatment options available. Whether you are just starting to experience what you think could be upper limb spasticity, or you've been living silently with it for years, the message is that there are treatment options and you should talk to a doctor."   To help with the management of upper limb spasticity, the FDA recently approved BOTOX®  as the first and only botulinum toxin for the treatment of increased muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist and finger muscles in adults with upper limb spasticity. While not a cure for upper limb spasticity, BOTOX® may allow people living with upper limb spasticity to once again be able to open the affected hand or arm, which may allow the person to regain some independence.

Jay L.Taylor  -  "Point of Aim, Point of Impact"
Jay Taylor was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. As a young boy he enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was active in high school sports, lettering in football, track and wrestling. Jay joined the Marine Corps on his 18th birthday in 1967. He served a tour in Vietnam as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medals. After returning home Jay struggled with the memories of his actions while in Vietnam. In 1972 Jay moved to Alaska where he eventually met and married his wife Paulette. They had two boys, Lee and Bobby. Jay has worked for the same construction company for the last thirty years. In 1987 Jay and his family left Alaska and relocated to Portland Oregon. For the next six years Jay worked in Washington, Oregon, and California before relocating back to New Mexico in 1993. Jay still works for Hoffman Construction Company as a Project Superientendint and Paulette manages their thoroughbred racehorse farm. Jay is a four term past president of the New Mexico Houndsman Association and he is currently on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Horsebreeders Association. He is a proud member of the NRA and enjoys target shooting with his son Lee and granddaughter Tamra.  Point of Aim, Point of Impact, is one man's recollection of his Vietnam experience. That young man was a Marine Corps Scout Sniper and the book addresses many issues of the Scout Snipers and Vietnam Veterans both during the war and present day. It is not a book that glorifies war or weaves a Hollywood script around lies and half truths. In telling the story of one young Marine Sniper it attempts to deal with the real issues which evolved from the traumatic experiences of killing people and watching friends being maimed and killed. Point of Aim, Point of Impact is a must read for all Veterans from WWII to today's returning warriors as well as their family and friends.

William Lee  Golden - "The Oak Ridge Boys" 
Country music icon William Lee Golden is masterfully painting his way into the historic halls of the Tennessee State Museum. There’ll be a public art exhibition featuring 23 original pieces rendered by Golden from June 3-13, 2010 at the downtown facility (located at 505 Deaderick Street). The exhibit will include celebrated paintings such as “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” “Monet’s Water Garden,” “Calendar Lane,” and “Grand Tetons.” Golden is critically acclaimed for his captivating paintings which feature rich natural landscape images. The singer’s artistic expressions are drawn from his extensive world travels and deep passion for photography. Many of his pieces are created while on the road during Oak Ridge Boys concert tours. William Lee Golden uses a skillful technique that brilliantly infuses color and light.  The legendary artist’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and wineries across the U.S. His paintings can also be found among private collections. Golden’s unique ability to balance a dual career of performing and painting is well recognized in the world of art. “William Lee Golden uses the medium of paint on canvas while traveling as an outlet for his natural creativity. In recent years, the art of painting has become his second passion. Like acclaimed folk artist Grandma Moses, Golden has no formal artistic training and began painting later in life, which has certainly not deterred collectors interested in acquiring his work,” says Tennessee State Museum Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezell.   Golden, the renowned Mountain Man, says being selected for the exhibit is truly humbling. “Having the opportunity to show my entire collection of paintings at the museum is the greatest honor I’ve received since becoming a painter 8 years ago. I have a great love for the state of Tennessee and its people. I’m grateful to Lois Riggins-Ezell and her staff for selecting my artwork,” says the award-winning singer.

Dr. Henry Punzi -  Nationally-renowned Hypertension Expert
Cardiovascular disease affects more than 81 million Americans and is the leading cause of death among Hispanics. Hypertension~also called high blood pressure~is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. And alarming more than 20-percent of all adult Hispanics have hypertension~a condition that can eventually lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Despite the serious nature of high blood pressure~Hispanics tend to have lower awareness of their hypertension, are less likely to be treated with medication for the condition, and have lower blood pressure control compared with African Americans and Caucasians. As if that is not enough, Hispanics also have higher rates of diabetes and obesity compared with Caucasians~additional risk factors for developing high blood pressure. Nationally-renowned hypertension expert Dr. Henry Punzi knows firsthand the effects that high blood pressure has on the growing Hispanic population. Dr. Punzi will share with your listeners~both Hispanic and non-Hispanic~his hugely sought-after practical steps to reach blood pressure goals through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise and will suggest important ways to increase heart health awareness. In addition, Dr. Punzi will reveal new findings from a recent study which was one of the first to directly evaluate blood pressure treatment .

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