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A Better Brain
with Dr. Ken

For notifications of new postings, please email us at betterbraininitiatives.com

Listen live to a regular podcast with Dr. Ken Vehec and Penny Goldstein whenever it works for you. This program focuses on up to date topics, techniques to handle the stresses of life, things to do to make you smile, and interesting stories and ideas.

Please email us at

betterbraininitiatives@gmail.com

Listen to our shows here: (please be patient, we are working on updating this system. If you have an issue please contact us at betterbraininitiatives@gmail.com)

​For 1 hour Radio Shows, please scroll down --  08/01/2023 - 7/31/2023

PODCASTS

Podcast #1 - 08/03/2023 Personal Change #1 (25 min) - Click Here

Podcast #2 - 08/05/2023 Personal Change #2 (25 min) - Click Here

Podcast #3 - 08/09/2023 Personal Change #3 (27 min) - Click Here

Podcast #4 - 08/12/2023 Personal Change #4 (27 min) Click Here

Podcast #5 - 10/5/2023 We're Back!! (24 min) - Click Here

Podcast #6  - 10/12/2023 Mental Health Awareness  #1 (21 min) - Click Here

Podcast #7 - 10/12/2023  Mental Health Awareness <all about counseling> #2 (24 min) - Click Here

Podcast #8 - 10/19/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Preventative Mastectomy??? (21 min) Click Here

Podcast #9 - 10/26/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Preventative Mastectomy PART #2 (22 min) Click Here

Podcast #10 - 10/26/2023 Halloween and Holidays - PART #1 (22 min) Click Here

Podcast #11 - 10/26/2023 Halloween and Holidays PART #2 (22 min) Click Here

Podcast #12 - 11/02/2023 Bud Light and Sports Marketing #1 Click Here

Podcast #13 - 11/02/2023 Bud Light and Sports Marketing #2 Click Here

Podcast #14 - 11/30/2023 You are what you eat #1 Click Here

Podcast #15 - 11/30/2023 You are what you eat #2 Click Here

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Prior shows (1hr Radio Show)

07/27/2023 LINK HERE! Thinking about Change

07/20/2023 LINK HERE! Summertime Blues

07/13/2023 LINK HERE! Pet Peeves and Life's Frustrations

07/06/2023 LINK HERE! Summer Body Images, Diets, Movies and Pastimes

06/29/2023 LINK HERE! Scams and Spams

06/22/2023 LINK HERE! Making Summer Memories

06/15/2023 LINK HERE! Holidays and Vacation - enjoying summer

06/08/2023 LINK HERE​! Hurricane Preparedness - mental and physical

06/01/2023 LINK HERE! Hurricane Preparedness - mental and physical

05/25/2023 LINK HERE! National Mental Health Awareness Month

05/18/2023 LINK HERE! National Mental Health Awareness Month

05/11/2023 LINK HERE! The end of the Pandemic

05/04/2023 LINK HERE! Loneliness

04/27/2023 LINK HERE! Perspective and Perspectives

04/20/2023 LINK HERE! National Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/13/2023 LINK HERE! Relationships

04/06/2023 LINK HERE! Life Stressors and what to do about them.

03/30/2023 LINK HERE! Heroes!

03/23/2023 LINK HERE! Spring has Sprung!

03/16/2023 LINK HERE! Celebrations and why we need them.

03/09/2023 LINK HERE! A Whole show of "What were they thinking?" (Florida)

03/02/2023 LINK HERE! A Whole show of "What were they thinking?" (National)

02/23/2023 LINK HERE! Self Appreciation from Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge

02/16/2023 LINK HERE! Histrionic Personality Disorder

02/09/2023 LINK HERE! Avoidant Personality Disorders

02/02/2023 LINK HERE! Back to school with Dr. Alan Smolowe

01/26/2023 LINK HERE! Personality Disorders - Part 2

01/19/2023 LINK HERE! Personality Disorders - Part 1

01/12/2023 LINK HERE! Fear and Trepidation - Part 2 - Dealing with it 

01/05/2023 LINK HEREFear and Trepidation - Part 1 - Identifying it

12/29/2022 LINK HERE! Making it through to the New Year

12/22/2022 LINK HERE! Holiday Favorites - Music & Movies/Food & Decor/Family

12/15/2022 LINK HERE! Chanukkah and Miracles, then and now

12/08/2022 LINK HERE! The joy of giving - Paisley toy drive

12/01/2022 LINK HERE! Giving thanks and turning lemons into lemonade

11/24/2022 LINK HERE! Being Thankful

11/17/2022 LINK HERE! Preparing for the holiday

11/10/2022 LINK HERE! Organizations which give selflessly

11/03/2022 LINK HERE! Narcissism and Altruism II

10/27/2022 LINK HERE! Narcissism and Altruism 

10/20/2022 LINK HERE! How cancer affects our family and friends II

10/13/2022 LINK HERE! How cancer affects our family and friends 

10/06/2022 LINK HERERecovering from Hurricane Ian

09/22/2022 LINK HERE! Suicide Prevention

09/15/2022 LINK HERERemembering the Queen 

09/08/2022 LINK HERE! Self Love

09/01/2022 LINK HERE! Families and Holidays

08/25/2022 LINK HEREDeath and Grieving

08/18/2022 LINK HERECaring for ourselves

08/11/2022 LINK HERE! Back to school with Dr. Alan Smolowe

08/04/2022 LINK HERE! Dealing with another Orlando shooting

 

Our friendly sponsors from the show: (click to link)

Cafe Positano 

Chillcryosauna.com

Infinity Financial Group-Altamonte Springs

Corona Cigars

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Cafe Positano

From Pasquale’s family to yours, the best in

Authentic Italian cuisine! Not just pizza and pasta.

Dine in or Take-out!

     3030 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: (407) 774-8080

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Interesting Links related to 06/29/2023

Spams and Scams

What is Spam and a Phishing Scam? - Definition

Yahoo! Voices: The spam and the scam: What's driving those incessant political fundraising email and text campaigns blowing up your inbox

Fox Business: Americans experiencing surge in spam text messages, financial loss from scams higher than ever

IU Newsroom: Protect yourself from spam and phishing: IU News

XDA Developers: How to block spam callers on your phone

KFDX - Texomashomepage.com: Funeral Homes warn against scam targeting mourning families

GOBankingRates: $50 Million Savings Bond Scam: Are Bonds Still a Safe Investment?

Daily Mail: Elderly Texas couple are scammed out of life savings after crooks posed as Apple and Wells Fargo

NPR: Imposter scams are the top U.S. fraud

WJHG: A new scam trend is hitting Florida

WILX: Michigan residents warned of aggressive mail scam

CBS News: Emerging phone scam uses AI, police are concerned

Chill CryoSauna

Information security incidents (including suspected or actual phishing scams) must be immediately reported to the USPS Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) via telephone at 1-866-USPS-CIR(T) or 1-866-877-7247 or via an e-mail to cybersafe@usps.gov or uspscirt@usps.gov. Do not dismiss a suspected incident or discount its seriousness. 

 

For more information on USPS Information Security policies, please go to http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805/welcome.htm.  


Additional cybersecurity resources focused on increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online are available through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. national public awareness campaign. For more information please go to http://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.

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Interesting Links related to 1/19/2023 and 1/26/2023 show: (click to link)

Personality Disorders

Upworthy: Doctor breaks down how to recognize ADHD in adults. The symptoms may be surprising.

Psychology Today: 5 Personality Traits Linked to a Painful Childhood

Insider: 10 personality disorders compared: from narcissism to BPD

Sciencenorway: More people with narcissistic personality disorder should get help

U.S. News & World Report: Bipolar Vs. Borderline Personality Disorder | U.S. News

People on TikTok Tested Out the “Red Nails Theory” » TwistedSifter

FOX 35 Orlando: Illegal snake trafficking ring sends multiple people to jail in Florida

YourTango: Bride Shares Facebook Post Canceling Wedding & Dumping Fiancé After Guests Refuse To Pay 'Entrance Fee

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando: Why are some streetlights turning purple across Central Florida?

 

What are the 4 Myers-Briggs personality types?

The four categories are introversion/extraversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perceiving. According to the MBTI, each person is said to have one preferred quality from each category, producing 16 unique types.

 

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Myers–Briggs_Type_I.

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Cheers to 100 Years
Sat., January 21 at 5:30PM to 9:30PM

The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a

black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us.

The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through

the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the

Theater’s volunteer actor achievements. Guests will enjoy a catered buffet dinner by

Top Hat Catering; street entertainment; a traditional silent auction with theater tickets, a 70” Indoor/Outdoor Projector, a backyard porch heater, curated baskets, and other great items.

Interesting Links related to 01/05/2023 and 1/12/2023 shows: (click to link)

Fear and Trepidation Part 1 - Identifying it and Part II Dealing with it.

United States Consumer Credit Change - December 2022 Data - 1943-2021 Historical

iPhone emergency feature helps rescue 2 after canyon plunge in California - CBS News

New York Post : Nearly 500 migrants come ashore in Florida Keys, forcing major park to close

Fox News: US military bases that housed Afghan evacuees suffered $260 million in damage

EatingWell: Celebrities Are Apparently Taking Ozempic, a Drug Intended for Diabetes,

to Help Them Lose Weight Rapidly—But Is That Safe?

Palm Beach Post: Tua Tagovailoa's second concussion in three months causes

Dolphins concern

The Associated Press: Bills' Hamlin in critical condition after collapse on field

New York Post : Journey's Neal Schon accuses Trump's spiritual adviser of improperly

accessing band's bank account

Jordan Peterson Fights Woke Psychology Body to Keep His License

New York Post : Florida burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff: sheriff

www.novicemuseums.org - Jan 7th event

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Cheers to 100 Years
Sat., January 21 at 5:30PM to 9:30PM

The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a

black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us.

The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through

the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the

Theater’s volunteer actor achievements. Guests will enjoy a catered buffet dinner by

Top Hat Catering; street entertainment; a traditional silent auction with theater tickets, a 70” Indoor/Outdoor Projector, a backyard porch heater, curated baskets, and other great items.

Interesting Links related to 9/22/2022 show: (click to link)

Suicide Prevention

KOLD: New mental health app launches amid Suicide Prevention Week

UPI News: Arizona shop's 266 milkshake flavors earn Guinness World Record

New York Post : I'm so hot my neighbors called the police: 'My body offends you'

Daily Mail: French homes may have to go without electricity for up to TWO HOURS a day this winter

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

(Press "1" for veterans counseling)

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

                                         Florida 2022                                 National 2022

                                   Suicide Fact Sheet                           Suicide Fact Sheet

CHRISTOPHER "CJ" JONES FOUNDATION/SCHOLARSHIP - October 8, 2022 Golf Tournament

Our friendly sponsors from the show: (click to link)

Cafe Positano 

Wittmer Clinic of Chiropractic

Infinity Financial Group-Altamonte Springs

Equitrade International Barter Company

I'm Perfect Aesthetic Spa

1st VN Nails and Spa

Dan Newlin

Family Integrative Medicine

PXL_20230210_023633881.jpg

A Better Brain
with Dr. Ken

For notifications of new postings, please email us at betterbraininitiatives.com

Listen live to a regular podcast with Dr. Ken Vehec and Penny Goldstein whenever it works for you. This program focuses on up to date topics, techniques to handle the stresses of life, things to do to make you smile, and interesting stories and ideas.

Please email us at

betterbraininitiatives@gmail.com

Listen to our shows here: (please be patient, we are working on updating this system. If you have an issue please contact us at betterbraininitiatives@gmail.com)

​For 1 hour Radio Shows, please scroll down --  08/01/2023 - 7/31/2023

PODCASTS

Podcast #1 - 08/03/2023 Personal Change #1 (25 min) - Click Here

Podcast #2 - 08/05/2023 Personal Change #2 (25 min) - Click Here

Podcast #3 - 08/09/2023 Personal Change #3 (27 min) - Click Here

Podcast #4 - 08/12/2023 Personal Change #4 (27 min) Click Here

Podcast #5 - 10/5/2023 We're Back!! (24 min) - Click Here

Podcast #6  - 10/12/2023 Mental Health Awareness  #1 (21 min) - Click Here

Podcast #7 - 10/12/2023  Mental Health Awareness <all about counseling> #2 (24 min) - Click Here

Podcast #8 - 10/19/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Preventative Mastectomy??? (21 min) Click Here

Podcast #9 - 10/26/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Preventative Mastectomy PART 2 (22 min) Click Here

Podcast #10 - 10/26/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Halloween Part 1 (22 min) Click Here

Podcast #11 - 10/26/2023 Breast Cancer Awareness - Halloween Part 2 (22 min) Click Here

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Prior shows (1hr Radio Show)

07/27/2023 LINK HERE! Thinking about Change

07/20/2023 LINK HERE! Summertime Blues

07/13/2023 LINK HERE! Pet Peeves and Life's Frustrations

07/06/2023 LINK HERE! Summer Body Images, Diets, Movies and Pastimes

06/29/2023 LINK HERE! Scams and Spams

06/22/2023 LINK HERE! Making Summer Memories

06/15/2023 LINK HERE! Holidays and Vacation - enjoying summer

06/08/2023 LINK HERE​! Hurricane Preparedness - mental and physical

06/01/2023 LINK HERE! Hurricane Preparedness - mental and physical

05/25/2023 LINK HERE! National Mental Health Awareness Month

05/18/2023 LINK HERE! National Mental Health Awareness Month

05/11/2023 LINK HERE! The end of the Pandemic

05/04/2023 LINK HERE! Loneliness

04/27/2023 LINK HERE! Perspective and Perspectives

04/20/2023 LINK HERE! National Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/13/2023 LINK HERE! Relationships

04/06/2023 LINK HERE! Life Stressors and what to do about them.

03/30/2023 LINK HERE! Heroes!

03/23/2023 LINK HERE! Spring has Sprung!

03/16/2023 LINK HERE! Celebrations and why we need them.

03/09/2023 LINK HERE! A Whole show of "What were they thinking?" (Florida)

03/02/2023 LINK HERE! A Whole show of "What were they thinking?" (National)

02/23/2023 LINK HERE! Self Appreciation from Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge

02/16/2023 LINK HERE! Histrionic Personality Disorder

02/09/2023 LINK HERE! Avoidant Personality Disorders

02/02/2023 LINK HERE! Back to school with Dr. Alan Smolowe

01/26/2023 LINK HERE! Personality Disorders - Part 2

01/19/2023 LINK HERE! Personality Disorders - Part 1

01/12/2023 LINK HERE! Fear and Trepidation - Part 2 - Dealing with it 

01/05/2023 LINK HEREFear and Trepidation - Part 1 - Identifying it

12/29/2022 LINK HERE! Making it through to the New Year

12/22/2022 LINK HERE! Holiday Favorites - Music & Movies/Food & Decor/Family

12/15/2022 LINK HERE! Chanukkah and Miracles, then and now

12/08/2022 LINK HERE! The joy of giving - Paisley toy drive

12/01/2022 LINK HERE! Giving thanks and turning lemons into lemonade

11/24/2022 LINK HERE! Being Thankful

11/17/2022 LINK HERE! Preparing for the holiday

11/10/2022 LINK HERE! Organizations which give selflessly

11/03/2022 LINK HERE! Narcissism and Altruism II

10/27/2022 LINK HERE! Narcissism and Altruism 

10/20/2022 LINK HERE! How cancer affects our family and friends II

10/13/2022 LINK HERE! How cancer affects our family and friends 

10/06/2022 LINK HERERecovering from Hurricane Ian

09/22/2022 LINK HERE! Suicide Prevention

09/15/2022 LINK HERERemembering the Queen 

09/08/2022 LINK HERE! Self Love

09/01/2022 LINK HERE! Families and Holidays

08/25/2022 LINK HEREDeath and Grieving

08/18/2022 LINK HERECaring for ourselves

08/11/2022 LINK HERE! Back to school with Dr. Alan Smolowe

08/04/2022 LINK HERE! Dealing with another Orlando shooting

 

Our friendly sponsors from the show: (click to link)

Cafe Positano 

Chillcryosauna.com

Infinity Financial Group-Altamonte Springs

Corona Cigars

-8200721673548238464.jpg

Cafe Positano

From Pasquale’s family to yours, the best in

Authentic Italian cuisine! Not just pizza and pasta.

Dine in or Take-out!

     3030 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: (407) 774-8080

PXL_20221109_231514655.jpg
-7266571751236792974.jpg

Interesting Links related to 06/29/2023

Spams and Scams

What is Spam and a Phishing Scam? - Definition

Yahoo! Voices: The spam and the scam: What's driving those incessant political fundraising email and text campaigns blowing up your inbox

Fox Business: Americans experiencing surge in spam text messages, financial loss from scams higher than ever

IU Newsroom: Protect yourself from spam and phishing: IU News

XDA Developers: How to block spam callers on your phone

KFDX - Texomashomepage.com: Funeral Homes warn against scam targeting mourning families

GOBankingRates: $50 Million Savings Bond Scam: Are Bonds Still a Safe Investment?

Daily Mail: Elderly Texas couple are scammed out of life savings after crooks posed as Apple and Wells Fargo

NPR: Imposter scams are the top U.S. fraud

WJHG: A new scam trend is hitting Florida

WILX: Michigan residents warned of aggressive mail scam

CBS News: Emerging phone scam uses AI, police are concerned

Chill CryoSauna

Information security incidents (including suspected or actual phishing scams) must be immediately reported to the USPS Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) via telephone at 1-866-USPS-CIR(T) or 1-866-877-7247 or via an e-mail to cybersafe@usps.gov or uspscirt@usps.gov. Do not dismiss a suspected incident or discount its seriousness. 

 

For more information on USPS Information Security policies, please go to http://about.usps.com/handbooks/as805/welcome.htm.  


Additional cybersecurity resources focused on increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online are available through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. national public awareness campaign. For more information please go to http://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.

PXL_20230519_001946575.jpg

Interesting Links related to 1/19/2023 and 1/26/2023 show: (click to link)

Personality Disorders

Upworthy: Doctor breaks down how to recognize ADHD in adults. The symptoms may be surprising.

Psychology Today: 5 Personality Traits Linked to a Painful Childhood

Insider: 10 personality disorders compared: from narcissism to BPD

Sciencenorway: More people with narcissistic personality disorder should get help

U.S. News & World Report: Bipolar Vs. Borderline Personality Disorder | U.S. News

People on TikTok Tested Out the “Red Nails Theory” » TwistedSifter

FOX 35 Orlando: Illegal snake trafficking ring sends multiple people to jail in Florida

YourTango: Bride Shares Facebook Post Canceling Wedding & Dumping Fiancé After Guests Refuse To Pay 'Entrance Fee

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando: Why are some streetlights turning purple across Central Florida?

 

What are the 4 Myers-Briggs personality types?

The four categories are introversion/extraversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perceiving. According to the MBTI, each person is said to have one preferred quality from each category, producing 16 unique types.

 

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Myers–Briggs_Type_I.

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Cheers to 100 Years
Sat., January 21 at 5:30PM to 9:30PM

The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a

black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us.

The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through

the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the

Theater’s volunteer actor achievements. Guests will enjoy a catered buffet dinner by

Top Hat Catering; street entertainment; a traditional silent auction with theater tickets, a 70” Indoor/Outdoor Projector, a backyard porch heater, curated baskets, and other great items.

Interesting Links related to 01/05/2023 and 1/12/2023 shows: (click to link)

Fear and Trepidation Part 1 - Identifying it and Part II Dealing with it.

United States Consumer Credit Change - December 2022 Data - 1943-2021 Historical

iPhone emergency feature helps rescue 2 after canyon plunge in California - CBS News

New York Post : Nearly 500 migrants come ashore in Florida Keys, forcing major park to close

Fox News: US military bases that housed Afghan evacuees suffered $260 million in damage

EatingWell: Celebrities Are Apparently Taking Ozempic, a Drug Intended for Diabetes,

to Help Them Lose Weight Rapidly—But Is That Safe?

Palm Beach Post: Tua Tagovailoa's second concussion in three months causes

Dolphins concern

The Associated Press: Bills' Hamlin in critical condition after collapse on field

New York Post : Journey's Neal Schon accuses Trump's spiritual adviser of improperly

accessing band's bank account

Jordan Peterson Fights Woke Psychology Body to Keep His License

New York Post : Florida burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff: sheriff

www.novicemuseums.org - Jan 7th event

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Cheers to 100 Years
Sat., January 21 at 5:30PM to 9:30PM

The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a

black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us.

The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through

the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the

Theater’s volunteer actor achievements. Guests will enjoy a catered buffet dinner by

Top Hat Catering; street entertainment; a traditional silent auction with theater tickets, a 70” Indoor/Outdoor Projector, a backyard porch heater, curated baskets, and other great items.

Interesting Links related to 9/22/2022 show: (click to link)

Suicide Prevention

KOLD: New mental health app launches amid Suicide Prevention Week

UPI News: Arizona shop's 266 milkshake flavors earn Guinness World Record

New York Post : I'm so hot my neighbors called the police: 'My body offends you'

Daily Mail: French homes may have to go without electricity for up to TWO HOURS a day this winter

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

(Press "1" for veterans counseling)

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

                                         Florida 2022                                 National 2022

                                   Suicide Fact Sheet                           Suicide Fact Sheet

CHRISTOPHER "CJ" JONES FOUNDATION/SCHOLARSHIP - October 8, 2022 Golf Tournament

Our friendly sponsors from the show: (click to link)

Cafe Positano 

Wittmer Clinic of Chiropractic

Infinity Financial Group-Altamonte Springs

Equitrade International Barter Company

I'm Perfect Aesthetic Spa

1st VN Nails and Spa

Dan Newlin

Family Integrative Medicine

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