W4CY & W4VET 2/17/2022

Our guest today is Judith Gottesman MSW, who had such a knack for making successful matches that she turned her passion into Soul Mates Unlimited™ in 2009. A native Californian and “the West Coast Jewish community’s matchmaker.” Today she will discuss her book Your Soul Mate Awaits. This is a practical, hands-on book that will inspire you to act. Based upon the author’s 20+ years of successfully matching couples of all backgrounds, she encourages her readers to stop shopping for a mate using a “checklist” of attributes.

Her second book, “The Lost Art of Dating: A Dating Coach’s Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Love at Any Age will be featured on another show coming up. This hands-on book is not only for readers who are overwhelmed by dating and want to take on the challenge with the right tools and techniques but also for experienced daters who want to try a new approach. Rich with tips and tricks, The Lost Art of Dating is the masterful guide to finding a date … and everlasting love. To purchase  her books go to her website at: www.SoulMatesUnlimited.com or www.amazon.com/Judith-Gottesman/

Sheetal Parmar is a board-certified genetic counselor; Vice President of medical affairs at Natera.  She will talk about non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) and how and why the screening is done and what questions to ask your doctor. The decision to undergo genetic, screening, or diagnostic testing while pregnant is a very personal decision to be made between a patient and her doctor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a new set of guidelines in 2020 recommending that non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) be offered to all pregnant women, regardless of age or other risk factors.

 NIPT helps identify if a baby is at risk for genetic conditions, such as chromosomal abnormalities, as early as nine weeks into pregnancy. Most commonly, the test determines the risk of disorders such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, and Patau syndrome and conditions caused by missing or extra X and Y chromosomes. While NIPT is a screening test, not a diagnostic test, it can predict whether the risk of a genetic condition is high or low (vs. positive or negative) and later be confirmed by diagnostic testing if high risk.  For more information please visit: www.natera.com

Andrew TestaTech Expert Andrew Testa of Verizon will discuss the importance of the NEW rollout of a quality home internet option powered by 5G technology. This is one of the most important tech advances in recent history and will provide major advantages for consumers and businesses alike. Verizon is currently rolling out the latest 5G Home and 5G Business Internet designed to support digital work and lives. In January, Verizon expanded its 5G Ultra Wideband network to more than 100 million people in 1,700-plus cities nationwide. Now more than 20 million households now have access to game-changing home wireless broadband, and more than 2 million businesses are covered with 5G Business Internet service.

Andrew Testa is a spokesperson for Verizon’s Consumer Group where he leads local area communications for the company. He is Verizon’s resident 5G expert responsible for telling Verizon’s 5G story and how this new technology will be a game-changer for how we, as a society, will live, work and play.

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