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OxyContin Maker Files for Bankruptcy
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the opioid painkiller OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy, CNN reports. Read More
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Rate of Nicotine Vaping Among 8th Graders Almost Doubled in Past Year
A new survey finds the rate of nicotine vaping among 8th graders in the United States almost doubled in the past year. The rate among 12th graders rose 22%, according to Reuters. Read More
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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center to Respond to Vaping-Related Lung Illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week it has activated its Emergency Operations Center to increase support for the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses associated with vaping. Read More
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Some Vape Products Sold as CBD Spiked with Street Drugs
Some vape products sold as cannabidiol, an active ingredient in cannabis, are spiked with street drugs such as K2 or spice, AP reports. Read More
Companies Weighing Challenge to Proposed Restrictions on Flavored E-Cigarettes
Some e-cigarette companies are considering challenging a federal government plan to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, according to The New York Times. Read More
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C4 Events is offering a special limited viewing of the documentary, Is Your Story Making You Sick?, followed by a live discussion and Q&A. Simply watch the film anytime from September 27 – October 2 (link to film is available when you register for the webinar). Then on October 2nd, those who have viewed the film, can attend a live discussion and Q&A led by the film’s writer and producer, Mark Pirtle, DPT and impact producer, Nick Kelso.

Is Your Story Making You Sick? chronicles eight people from all walks of life as they bravely confront their stories and work through a variety of stress-related illnesses including depression, anxiety, addictions, and PTSD. Like all people, these courageous participants carry the imprint of their past within their body-mind system. That imprint is their story. It determines their emotions and can even make them sick. Using a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including ethics-based mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, shamanic practices, shadow and dream work, and more, facilitators guide the group to higher perspectives, a new story, change, and healing. Expert interviews of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Dan Siegel, Ellen Langer PhD, Carl Hart PhD, Bruce Lipton PhD, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, Eric Garland PhD, and others, inject credible science into the narrative. Learn from the film’s program director, Dr. Mark Pirtle, ask questions, and take home an evidence-based framework for narrative medicine you can immediately use with your clients.

Mark Pirtle, DPT is a producer and writer and a pioneer in integral thinking in stress relief and recovery. He is a clinician, writer, public speaker, filmmaker, and true “innerpreneur.” He connects the dots between science, wellness, and spirituality. Dr. Pirtle tirelessly updates his understanding of the latest science to help others change and heal. Combining the disciplines of integral and living systems theories, neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness meditation, he developed an evidence-based program for people suffering from stress-related conditions calls SkillfullyAware®. Dr. Pirtle teaches attunement skills, through the use of meditation and mindfulness, to empower his clients to work towards a healthier relationship with themselves, others and the world. Dr. Pirtle works with clients privately, hosts retreats, and teaches for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program.

Impact Producer Nick Kelso has more than a dozen years of experience empowering underserved populations and ideas through grassroots movements with nonprofits, arts-focused startups, and community organizations. With Is Your Story Making You Sick? he hopes to widely destigmatize the long shadows of addiction and trauma through the healing power of story..

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