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The Dr. Melanie Show

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June 27th 2013:MS Advances and Myths, Safe Teen Driving, and Surviving World War II Atrocities

Learn the advances and myths about MS. Tyler Presnell knows first-hand what it is like to be a victim of a friend’s reckless driving habits. Hear his story. James Ehl and Margret Mefford interviewed women who survived the atrocities of World War II. Be inspired hearing how they not only endured hardship, but ended up happily settling in the United States.

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Jeffrey English, MD

Jeffrey English, MD. Graduate of Dartmouth Medical School did his post medical training in Internship, Residency and Fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He was the Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of Maryland in Dr. English is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with sub-specialty training in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. English is the Director of Clinical Research at the MS Center of Atlanta and the Medical Director, Sports Concussion Institute at Atlanta. He is a paid speaker and consultant for several pharmaceutical companies. He has also been invited as a national speaker on health care economics and the delivery of care to t
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Dr. Hendin

Dr. Hendin is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona and is the chief of the Neurology Service at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Banner Health Services. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology where he has served as an examiner for the Board for more than 30 years. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology where he had been honored as a fellow. He has also been extensively involved in clinical research for more than 20 years especially
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Tyler Presnell

Tyler Presnell discusses his personal story and the NAIC’S campaign to raise awareness about the importance of safe and respectful driving, especially among teens. As a passenger he suffered life-threatening injuries when he was 14, when a friend lost control of the car. Now he travels the country as an advocate for safe teen driving and why it’s so important to continuing educating teens about the dangers facing them on the road.
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James Ehl

James Ehl along with Margret Mefford wrote Journey to Freedom: Collected Stories of Perseverance and Survival in the Presence of Great Adversity. It is about German ladies of Limestone County in Alabama and their path to get to where they are now. James earned his MBA from Alabama A&M and his AMP from Harvard. He is the holder of two aerospace-related patents. He is the author of numerous papers and presentations. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and also the Outstanding Leadership Medal. He retired from NASA as a Senior Executive and subsequently was a successful aerospace consultant. After retirement he studied the German language at a school in Germany.
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Margret Mefford

Margret Mefford was born in Kassel, Germany and lives her young life dodging bombs and hiding in caves to survive. She meets Americans for the first time in 1945 when they occupy her home town. She eventually meets Bobby Mefford an Army man and married him in 1957. They move to his hometown in Huntsville, Alabama. Margret volunteers at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens, Alabama. She co-authored Journey to Freedom with James Ehl.
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