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Celest Quintana On Mentorship

Celest Quintana, owner and operator of more than 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the Jersey City and Newark area, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of mentorship.

“It works both ways,” Quintana says of mentorship. “We mentor people, and in the process, they mentor us.” Both parties benefit from this sharing of knowledge.

Quintana says that honesty is the key to mentorship. “It has to be somebody who is truly honest.”

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Dr. Laura Balsamini on Changes in Opioid Prescription Laws

Dr. Laura Balsamini, Director of Pharmacy Services at Summit Medical Group, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss New Jersey‘s opioid prescription law process.

Balsamini explains that since there is so much addiction involved, patients who already have an “inherent propensity for addiction” continue to need more and more. She calls opioids a “gateway drug.”

“When the prescribing of opioids may cease because technically the patient should be doing better,” she explains, “they may need something more.” If they are no longer  getting an opioid, they may turn to illicit drugs.

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Dr. Sonia Tolani on the “Love My Heart” App

Dr. Sonia Tolani, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia Doctors and Co-Director of Columbia Women’s Heart Center at Columbia University Medical Center, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the “Love My Heart” app.

The “Love My Heart” app helps women better manage their healthcare and heart health. Developed by cardiologists who specialize in women’s cardiovascular disease, the Risk Calculator empowers women to determine their own personal risk for development of heart disease. 

“Unlike the myriad of things out there,” Tolani says, “it’s simple and it gives you the information that you need.” Once you are given your risk, the app gives suggestions on how to improve. This is all done from your phone.

Download the app here.