Fairfax Radio 11-28-2023

Dan Perkins: Author discusses New Novel “Sad Eyes: 1912 to 1939”

Dan Perkins, Author, Radio and TV Personality, Political Commentator, and Dan Perkins Media Network ProducerOur first guest today is Dan Perkins, Author, Radio and TV Personality, Political Commentator, and Dan Perkins Media Network Producer. Today, he will discuss his latest novel, “Sad Eyes: 1912 to 1939,” the first of a two-part series.

“Sad Eyes,” a Patriotic Love Story

In “Sad Eyes: 1912 to 1939,” the heroine Mary Ellen Murphy’s only wish is to become a nurse and to serve humanity. Follow this brave nurse and leader through love and loss as she becomes a true patriot serving her country.”MaryEllen is an Army nurse in World War II, helping to save tens of thousands of soldiers’ lives. Her assistance to military leadership throughout her journey proves crucial in the outcome of the war.

Join this red-haired and green-eyed Irish lass who is as smart as she is beautiful on her adventure during World War II and its aftermath.  I loved Mr. Perkins’ newest novel and can’t wait to read the series’ second book. You can purchase the “Sad Eyes,” on Dan’s website www.danperkinsmedia.org or at Amazon.


Andrea Vastis of NFPA Discusses Fire Safety

Our second guest is Andrea Vastis, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Senior Director of Public EducationOur second guest is Andrea Vastis, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Senior Director of Public Education. Adrea’s topic today is Fire Prevention Week which was celebrated on (Oct 8-14). It is celebrated throughout North America every year and is the oldest public health observance on record in the U.S. entering its 101st year, Fire Prevention Week works to educate people about the leading risks to home fires and ways they can better protect themselves and their loved ones. Local fire departments, schools, and community organizations play a key role in bringing Fire Prevention Week to life in their communities each year and spreading basic but critical fire safety messages.

Lead Cause of Home Fires

Ms. Vastis will also discuss why cooking remains the leading cause of home fires, noting that the number of U.S. home cooking fire deaths has increased over time. This data reflects persistent fire risks associated with cooking at home. Vastis shares tips for keeping your home safe when cooking. These includes: Always keep a close eye on what you’re cooking. For foods with longer cooking times, such as those that are simmering or baking, set a timer to help monitor them carefully.  Clear the cooking area of combustible items and keep anything that can burn, such as dish towels, oven mitts, food packaging, and paper towels. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Create a “kid and pet free zone” of at least three feet (one meter) around the cooking area and anywhere else hot food or drink is prepared or carried. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.


John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the non-profit Parkinson’s Foundation

John L. Lehr the President and CEO of the non-profit Parkinson’s FoundationOur third guests today are John L. Lehr the President and CEO of the non-profit Parkinson’s Foundation, and joining Mr. Lehr is Gil Kim, the primary care partner for his wife, Gina, who was diagnosed with PD in 2011. A 40-year Veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers, Gil has worked tirelessly to build a PD infrastructure in their home state of Mississippi that benefits rural residents of the state. Gil also serves on the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, striving to improve the quality of life for his wife, people with PD, and their care partners.

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Today our guests will discuss why each November, the Parkinson’s Foundation recognizes National Family Caregivers Month as an important time to celebrate and honor the many contributions of the 65 million people in the U.S. who care for a loved one who is aging or living with a chronic condition like Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, the Parkinson’s Foundation is focusing on #Take6ForPD, encouraging everyone to take 6 minutes to show support for the care partner in their lives. They will also give you information about Parkinson Disease and what the needs of the Caregivers, such as special resources for those who are taking care of people with PD and the challenges of taking care of someone with a progressive disease and how you can support the care partner in your life. Information about the Parkinson’s Foundation can be found on their website, Parkinson.org and their free Helpline at 800-4PD-INFO (800-473-4636), the phone number provides support in English or Spanish.


Dr. Payam Ataii, Sr. Talks about Orthodontic Support

Dr. Payam Ataii, Senior Vice President of Orthodontic Support at Aspen Dental ManagementOur last guest today is Dr. Payam Ataii, Senior Vice President of Orthodontic Support at Aspen Dental Management, will talk about all the benefits of straight teeth and the options for people who are considering straightening. Dr. Ataii has completed more than 3,000 clear aligners cases in his career. He will also discuss a recent study from Aspen Dental of adults ages 18-64 found the mere desire to correct their teeth and improve the look of their smile is the top interest driver to seek alignment treatment.

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Straight teeth have surprising health benefits such as helping to alleviate headaches, neck pain, mild sleep apnea and improving overall health by decreasing bacteria buildup in the mouth from tooth decay and gum disease associated with crooked teeth. There are several options available to straighten teeth from clear aligners to braces and new technology is giving patients more choices at affordable prices.

Dr. Ataii continues to develop solutions improving and simplify how comprehensive dentistry is delivered to patients. As a patent holder of an FDA-cleared oral device, he continues to innovate dental health solutions that help dental practices reap the rewards of modern technology for their patients. For more information go to:  www.aspendental.com/mottoaligners.


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