W4CY 3/18/2021 an W4VET 3/21/2021

Our first guest is Dr. Tanya Altmann a working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who founded Calabasas Pediatrics Wellness CenterDr. Tanya discusses today a New Study that Reveals More Than 90% of U.S. Infants Suffer from Hidden Problem ‘Newborn Gut Deficiency. Dr. Tanya Altmann is also a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry and child product industry consultant.  She has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to founding a new type of integrative pediatric practice for today’s modern family, she is a clinical professor at two children’s hospitals in Los Angeles.

Our guest today Mandy Tilton, RN – Chief Nursing Officer, DaVita Kidney Care. In honor of National Kidney Month in March, the kidney care and diabetes communities are coming together to raise awareness about the connection between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mandy Tilton, RN, joined DaVita as a patient care technician in 2001 and now serves as its Chief Nursing Officer. She has served dialysis patients with DaVita for 19 years and most recently led a nursing strategy. She is an expert in process improvement and continued quality of care.

Joining Ms. Tilton is Dr. Robert A. Gabbay, MD – Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association. They will share tips about why kidney health matters and how to manage kidney or diabetes conditions with early education, healthy habits, and treatment options. 1 in 7 adults in the U.S. currently has kidney disease but many are unaware because symptoms are difficult to recognize in the early stages of the disease. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, and more than 122 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes or prediabetes today. For more information please visit davita.com and diabetes.org.

Our last guest is Orlando-based wealth manager and financial planning expert Alex Gonzalez will provide some insights and perspectives on how to work with a financial professional to craft an ideal strategy that combines protecting ones’ current assets while positioning oneself to build wealth in the future. Alex Gonzalez is a Regional Market Executive for Regions Private Wealth in Orlando, Florida. Gonzalez and his team work closely with high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients to provide customized solutions across a variety of investment and financial objectives

Our last guest is Margaret Ference. Senior Vice President, BB Credit & Ops Director, Huntington National Bank. The economic uncertainty sparked by the pandemic has highlighted the need for an increased financial opportunity for all people who are starting or growing their small businesses. Maggie Ference from Huntington National Bank will discuss the opportunities that exist for small businesses today, including support and funding for startups and especially for minority business owners.

America’s small businesses have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic. Even in its early weeks, February to April 2020, the number of active businesses plummeted by 22%, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. As states continue to see stay-at-home orders come and go, small businesses are still feeling the brunt of the pandemic. For those that have managed to stay afloat during this unprecedented time, what has helped them pivot and remain in business? And is now is the wrong time to consider starting a new business?

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