Thursday, September 30, 2004

More Women Choosing Menersa Over Controversial Menopause Drugs

More Women Choosing Menersa Over Controversial Menopause Drugs

More women are turning to natural cures like Menersa to treat the symptoms of their menopause, in light of the disturbingly high amount of associated side effects and risks that are attribute to taking prescription hormone replace therapies, and non-FDA approved bio-identical hormone therapies.

Manalapan, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2009

More women are - in light of recent concerns over both the effectiveness and the safety of using prescribed drugs such as synthetic hormones and bio-identical hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause - shifting their focus to botanical alternatives like Menersa. Because of the newer risks that are being unveiled that have been, on many occasions, directly linked to a plethora of side effects and increased risks of contracting serious diseases, the reasons behind the surging popularity of proven, nonprescription cures for menopause, like Menersa, are rather obvious.

According to an in-depth report that was published on Health. org (the health section of the popular Consumer Reports website), "Hormones should never be used to treat mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, mental lapses, forgetfulness, cognitive difficulties, reduced libido, urinary incontinence, back pain, chronic pain, joint pain, stiffness, or fatigue. They don't help these conditions and could make them worse." (Source: http://www. consumerreports. org/health/best-buy-drugs/menopause. htm (http://www. consumerreports. org/health/best-buy-drugs/menopause. htm); 2009).

The expert report continues by warning consumers about the newer batches of what are called bio-identical hormone products that are created in pharmacies.

"Always take hormones for the shortest time possible and at the lowest dose," the report warns. "Be cautious if a doctor or pharmacist recommends using so-called bio-identical hormone products made in pharmacies; they are not regulated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and have not been shown to be better or safer than commercial products."

Katrina Williams, spokesperson for Menersa, states that whereas prescription drugs are only semi-effective, riddled with side effects and risk factors, and designed for typically one purpose - the treatment and reduction of the frequency and severity of hot flashes - that most women are not going to see, or feel, the relief that they so desire with a hormonal-based prescription drug; or a non-FDA approved and risky, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

"The popularity of Menersa keeps growing for several distinct reasons in particular," Williams remarks. "It works naturally to relieve a variety of the symptoms associated with menopause, and it doesn't cause any known side effects, nor does it have any risk factors attached to its usage."

Amongst the variety of the symptoms that Menersa is able to effectively treat and relieve, they include, but are not limited to: hot flashes, mood swings, decreased energy, nervousness, irritability, vaginal irritation, poor sex drive, abnormal weight gain, chronic headaches, fatigue, anxiety, tension and many others.

Menersa also has been proven to promote healthy weight maintenance and an increased sexual drive. This all-natural cure for menopause ailments also specifically targets the support of hormonal pathway imbalances, greatly reducing menopausal symptoms.

Tedious and lengthy clinical studies provided clear cut evidence that Menersa is comparable to low-dose transdermal estradiol (Estraderm 25 mcg every 7 days; synthetic hormonal therapy) for relieving hot flashes and severe hot flashes by providing the body with a source of naturally-occurring phytoestrogen complexes.

Menersa all-natural menopause supplement is taken in capsule form by mouth daily. When taken as directed, it effectively treats many of the associated symptoms of menopause.

For more information visit: www. Menersa. com.

About Menersa:
 Created by Vitaloix Labs--a leading nutraceutical company  Relieves the common symptoms associated with menopause naturally, including, but not limited to: hot flashes, mood swings, decreased energy, nervousness, irritability, vaginal irritation, poor sex drive, abnormal weight gain, chronic headaches, fatigue, anxiety, tension and others  Works to promote healthy weight maintenance and an increased sexual drive  Specifically targets the support of hormonal pathway imbalances, greatly reducing menopausal symptoms  Provides the body with a source of naturally-occurring phytoestrogen complexes  Incorporates calming herbs that work to naturally relieve discomforts associated with the symptoms of menopause, and that helps to replenish essential and vital bodily nutrients  Uses powerful and scientifically proven botanicals to help women enjoy a more natural and healthier sleep cycle during the menopausal phase  Clinically documented to be a safer alternative to hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy, and has also been proven to be as equally or more effective than using menopausal products containing soy  Tedious and lengthy clinical studies provided clear cut evidence that Menersa is comparable to low-dose transdermal estradiol (Estraderm 25 mcg every 7 days) for relieving hot flashes  No known adverse side effects  100% all-natural, safe & effective  Available online at http://www. Menersa. com (http://www. Menersa. com)

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Author Stephen Kogon Appears on Global Talk Radio's "A Story to Tell"

Author Stephen Kogon Appears on Global Talk Radio's "A Story to Tell"

Listen in Stephen Kogon, author of "Max Mooth -- cyber Sleuth and the Case of the Zombie Virus", visits with Global Talk Radio's (www. GlobalTalkRadio. com) June 13th edition of "A Story to Tell".

(PRWEB) June 13, 2005

Stephen Kogon was born and raised in Maryland, growing up primarily in the city of Columbia, where he first began to exercise his imagination by spending many hours alone in his room creating new worlds and characters. While his parents worried he was far too young to be living the life of a recluse, little did they know that the seeds of a storyteller were instead being grown. Fortunately, their worries were eased when he would periodically leave the room to put on a dazzling show of some sort, enlisting his younger sister to play a role, as they entertained friends and family.

After high school, where the experience of Geometry and Algebra II nearly drained him of all creative initiative, he went off to college at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC). It was there that he re-discovered his passion for entertaining as he wrote and acted in comedy sketches for the campus television show.

Upon graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing and acting. Within a year, he landed a featured role in an episode of LifetimeÂ’s "Crimes and Confessions," playing a pasty-faced twerp.

After getting a tan, he decided to concentrate on screenwriting, whereupon one of his scripts, "The Fells Point Five," made the semifinals of the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Competition. Over the next few years, he had several scripts optioned by prominent producers, including Roger Paradiso (producer of "The Thomas Crown Affair") and Jennie Lew Tugend (producer of the "Free Willy" movies).

Finally, he wrote his first novel, "Max Mooth – Cyber Sleuth and the Case of the Zombie Virus" and is hard at work on the follow up, "Max Mooth – Cyber Sleuth and the Case of the Screen Saver Virus."

You can hear his interview at www. GlobalTalkRadio. com/shows/astorytotell (http://www. GlobalTalkRadio. com/shows/astorytotell).

Global Talk Radio was launched in late 2004, and has quickly become a dominant force in the internet talk radio industry. With numerous programs broadcast live and available 24 hours per day on-demand, Global Talk Radio offers a wide variety of exclusive and syndicated talk show content - from paranormal to political, from automotive to women's programs, and much more!.

A Story to Tell was the first exclusive program produced specifically for Global Talk Radio. This show features interviews and discussions with numerous authors, experts and people in the news, on subjects which are important to our lives. This week's show (June 13th, 2005) features interviews with several up and coming authors. First, we speak with Jill Divine in the United Kingdom about the powerful, positive message behind her new book, "Anjoy - God's Gifts." Next, we visit with Dan Clemmons of MemoryMinder Journals; they have seen first-hand how keeping daily journals can improve your health. Then, we escape to new and exciting stories by Jim Meirose (author of "Claire", a comical yet serious book about a dead woman whose casket falls out of an exploding airplane), Mary E. Rose (author of "Link Detonator", with a new twist to time travel), and Stephen Kogon (author of "Max Mooth - Cyber Sleuth and the Case of the Zombie Virus", adapted from his original screenplay.)

Other talk shows of interest on Global Talk Radio include Best Internet Sites (an exclusively-produced show highlighting the latest and greatest web sites), Army Wife Talk Radio, Beyond Reality, Bobby Likis Car Clinic, Demystifying Non-Profits, Disability News & Views Radio Show, GenderTalk, Journeys with Rebecca, New Age Radio, PodCast Radio Show, Radio Road Test, the BigMoney with JD Hoffman, the Brandon Show, the Great Shift with Fred Sterling, Work-At-Home Moms, and Your On Live.

All of these shows are available for on-demand listening 24/7 at www. GlobalTalkRadio. com.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Operation Smile Provides Free Surgery in South Africa September 7-16

Operation Smile Provides Free Surgery in South Africa September 7-16

Children with facial deformities will benefit from medical mission in South Africa, Operation Smile's newest partner country. These free medical evaluations and reconstructive surgeries will take place from September 7-16, 2005.

Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2006

An Operation Smile team of international medical volunteers will be in Empangeni, South Africa, from September 7-16, where they will provide free medical evaluations and reconstructive surgery to children suffering with facial deformities. More than 40 medical and non-medical volunteer team members, including plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, a pediatrician, dentist, speech pathologist and others, will care for children who suffer from cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. This is Operation Smile’s first medical mission in South Africa, which is Operation Smile’s 25th mission country. The mission team, comprised of volunteers from South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Kenya, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, will work at Ngwelezana Hospital, in the northern KwaZulu-Natal Province. The medical team will conduct free public medical evaluations for patients on September 8th and 9th, followed by one week of surgery. Cleft lips and cleft palates are the fourth largest birth defect in the world and make it difficult for children to eat and speak.

This inaugural Operation Smile mission in South Africa has been made possible thanks to the efforts of a global network of health ministries, other organizations and individuals who advocate for improved healthcare. In March 2006, Operation Smile South Africa registered as a section 21 company and opened an office in Cape Town, South Africa. Professor Anil Madaree, head of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela’s School of Medicine, serves as Operation Smile South Africa’s Medical Director. Operation Smile South Africa’s Executive Director Natalie Miller said, “We are thrilled to have Professor Madaree’s experience, leadership and passion and we hope that more volunteers and South African corporate partners will help sustain the Foundation.” The mission is being carried out in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and the locally based Star Smile Fund. Operation Smile South Africa plans to conduct local missions in rural areas across the country and ultimately build the Foundation into a regional hub for treating children throughout Southern Africa. 

In addition to working side-by-side with in-country doctors and nurses during international medical missions, Operation Smile volunteers also offer hands-on training and lectures during each international medical mission. During the mission in Empangeni, Operation Smile will conduct educational lectures and discussions to provide medical information to South African surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. As a result of Operation Smile’s education programs, in more than half of its mission countries, doctors and other healthcare professionals use the Operation Smile mission model as a basis to conduct medical missions or year-round programs to treat children in their own countries on their own.

Operation Smile is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization providing free reconstructive facial surgery and related healthcare to children. Medical volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Operation Smile has traveled to 32 developing countries over the last 24 years, partnering with local physicians and institutions in order to build a legacy of trust, hope, health and dignity for more than 100,000 patients hoping for a chance at a normal life. For more information, visit http://www. operationsmile. org (http://www. operationsmile. org)

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Erchonia Secures Zerona Distribution in the Czech Republic

Erchonia Secures Zerona Distribution in the Czech Republic

Erchonia, the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications, today launches its Zerona body-contouring laser in the Czech Republic. Erchonia CZ will exclusively market and sell the non-invasive Zerona device throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Mckinney, TX (PRWEB) June 16, 2010

Erchonia, the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications, today launches its Zerona body-contouring laser in the Czech Republic. Erchonia CZ will exclusively market and sell the non-invasive Zerona device throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of international distribution efforts which include launching Zerona in the Middle East and Hong Kong.

“We are certain Erchonia’s research and development combined with our local market knowledge will make Zerona as successful here as it is in the U. S.,” says Rudolf Kubat, CEO of Erchonia CZ. “The Zerona has incredible potential for us.”

“We welcome Mr. Kubat to the Erchonia worldwide distribution network and look forward to working together to bring our life-changing technology to people throughout Central Europe,” adds Steve Shanks, president of Erchonia.

In contrast to high-power, high-heat lasers that are used in various surgical procedures, Erchonia’s Zerona laser produces a low-level output that has no thermal effect on the body's tissue. Instead, the painless, non-invasive laser creates tiny pores in fats cell from which fat is released and carried away as waste by the lymphatic system.

For more information, please visit www. erchonia. com or www. erchonia. cz.

About Erchonia
Erchonia is the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications. Over the last 15 years Erchonia has been conducting research & development with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of low level lasers. Prior to market introduction, all Erchonia lasers are proven to be safe and effective through independent clinical trials. Currently thousands of Erchonia’s lasers are used daily to reduce body fat, eliminate pain, accelerate healing, and treat acne. For additional information, visit www. erchonia. com.

About Erchonia CZ
Erchonia CZ is an independent entrepreneurial trading company, which has exclusive licensing distribution rights for Erchonia products for the Czech and Slovak Republics. Its mission is to enable European patients’ access to therapies based on 3LT Low Level Laser Therapy technologies. For additional information, visit www. erchonia. cz.

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Monday, September 27, 2004

Obesity Surgery Backlash - Doctors Turn to Happiness Training Instead - National Conferences Launched in San Diego and Los Angeles Beginning on October 18, 2007

Obesity Surgery Backlash - Doctors Turn to Happiness Training Instead - National Conferences Launched in San Diego and Los Angeles Beginning on October 18, 2007.

There is a growing backlash against weight loss surgery within some health organizations. A series of national conferences on The Solution Method, a proven program that teaches the skills of self-nurturing and effective limits that retrain the brain to favor joy - a natural appetite suppressant - will launch at the University of San Diego on October 18-19 and the University of California, Los Angeles on October 22-23, 2007.

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) October 1, 2007

With weight loss (http://www. thepathway. org) surgeries increasing tenfold in the last decade, second and third surgeries planned to avoid weight regain and more than 60 documented complications of the procedures, there is a growing backlash against weight loss surgery within some health organizations.

"Many primary care doctors who treat complications after weight loss surgery, such as diarrhea, infections, depression, eating disorders and weight regain, are motivated to offer their patients other weight loss (http://www. thesolutionmethod. org) alternatives," according to Laurel Mellin, obesity expert and associate clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

On October 18th, at the University of San Diego and on October 22 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mellin and colleagues will launch a nationwide series of conferences for health professionals on a method that was developed at the University of California, San Francisco and which equips patients with the developmental skills to nurture and set limits from within, easing stress and enhancing joy. Research on its use with both adult and childhood obesity (http://www. shapedown. com) has supported its effectiveness.

According to Mellin, "It's all about stress and feeling discouraged and unrewarded. Of course we turn to food for comfort because most of us feel pulled in all directions. The root cause of the obesity epidemic is not super-sized portions but the chronic stress that ramps up cravings, cuts into resolve and favors weight gain."

The brain is reward driven and when stuck in chronic stress, the brain does not receive needed surges of "feel good" neurotransmitters from natural sources like going for a walk, eating an apple or savoring the moment. The cravings for pleasure mount and with access to other coping strategies such as smoking, drinking, overspending and recreational drug constrained by financial and legal limits, we're more likely to turn to overeating.

"When we're stressed, we don't crave celery. We're specifically drawn to consuming sugary, fatty comfort foods -- just the foods that pack on pounds," says Mellin.

To ease stress and enhance feelings of satisfaction and reward, program participants learn to monitor their state throughout the day, based on a 1 to 5 scale. Being at 1 means being at a high level of well-being - feeling so great that ice cream doesn't look all that appealing. Being at 5 means being in a full-blown stress response. In that state, hormones and neurotransmitter changes trigger unstoppable appetites and cravings. Ice cream may seem to be all that matters.

Instead of forcing ourselves to eat less, we use the skills to change our state with the goal of experiencing more moments in high-level reward - at 1. Once you know your number, instead of reaching for food, you reach for one of five tools that involve checking thoughts and being aware of feelings. Each tool reflects emerging understandings of neuroscience, providing the most effective way to move the brain from stress to joy at that specific level of stress.

"Can you imagine losing weight by holding yourself accountable for popping your brain from stress to joy throughout the day, rather than for counting calories? Each time you use the tools, you get an immediate pulse of neurotransmitters, a surge of pleasure. Over time, repeatedly changing one's state from stress to joy changes one's trait. Soothing and comforting ourselves from within becomes spontaneous more of the time and appetites tend to fade," said Mellin.

The response to this method by the health community has been positive. According to obesity (http://www. thesolutionmethod. org) expert John Foreyt, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, "The Solution is the first treatment to show continued weight loss after the program ends." The national obesity watchdog group, Shape-Up America! reported that the method "provides new hope to overweight Americans" and Health magazine named the program "One of the 10 Top Medical Advances of the Year."

Solution Groups conducted by health professionals trained in the method, self-help Solution Circles and self-study Internet training all provide support, giving health professionals another option for their patients who struggle with weight issues.

Margaret Suddeth, a program graduate who lost 60 pounds using the method, and who has kept it off for three years reports: "I exercise more now, but the biggest change in me is internal. I have the skills to pop my brain out of stress and into this zone of happiness that makes me forget about food."

For more information about the conferences or about for local groups based on The Solution Method, visit www. thesolutionmethod. org] or telephone 415.457.3331. For information on the pediatric obesity treatment, The SHAPEDOWN Program, visit www. shapedown. com].

Upcoming conferences:
October 18-19, 2007 University of San Diego
October 22-23, 2007 University of California, Los Angeles
January 14-15, 2008 University of Florida
March 13-14, 2008 University of Illinois, Chicago
March 17-18, 2008 New York University
March 24-25, 2008 University of California, Davis
March 27-28, 2008 University of Virginia, Charlottesville
April 7-8, 2008 University of Oregon Health Sciences University
April 21-22, 2008, Loma Linda University

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New Building for Silicone Bracelets, Dog Tags, Lanyards, & Custom T-Shirts

New Building for Silicone Bracelets, Dog Tags, Lanyards, & Custom T-Shirts

CAS Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it is moving its corporate offices, manufacturing, and call center to a new 7,000 square foot location on the outskirts of town near Platte Center, Nebraska. Currently, CAS Enterprises, Inc. a leading internet e-commerce company, operates its two main internet properties, TheAwristocrat. com and MartialArtsPride. com, out of a smaller location within the Columbus city limits at the Northtown Mall. The current location will continue to be used for MartialArtsPride. com and expanded to include a Mixed Martial Arts retail location and MMA Training Center. All aspects of the TheAwristocrat. com's operations will be moved to the new larger location.

Columbus, NE (PRWEB) July 30, 2008

CAS Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it is moving its corporate offices, manufacturing, and call center to a new 7,000 square foot location on the outskirts of town near Platte Center, Nebraska. Currently, CAS Enterprises, Inc. a leading internet e-commerce company, operates its two main internet properties, TheAwristocrat. com and MartialArtsPride. com, out of a smaller location within the Columbus city limits at the Northtown Mall. The current location will continue to be used for MartialArtsPride. com and expanded to include a Mixed Martial Arts retail location and MMA Training Center. All aspects of the TheAwristocrat. com's operations will be moved to the new larger location.

Clark A. Swihart, CEO, commented, "We are just growing so fast! This move will allow us to continue our growth and vastly expand not only our current production capacity, but also add even more equipment and products. For example, we already have a ton of screen printing equipment on order and plan to start offering some killer deals on custom t-shirts and apparel (http://www. theawristocrat. com/custom-t-shirts. html) to all TheAwristocrat. com customers. We are very excited!"

TheAwristocrat. com is currently recognized as the online leader in sales of silicone bracelets & rubber wristbands (http://www. theawristocrat. com/index. html), and has successfully expanded its product offering to include personalized custom dog tags (http://www. theawristocrat. com/personalized-id-dog-tags. html), custom printed lanyards (http://www. theawristocrat. com/lanyards. html), slap bracelets, and several other products, which are often used for school fundraising ideas & church fundraisers (http://www. theawristocrat. com/fundraising. html). Now, TheAwristocrat. com is looking to make its presence known in the custom t-shirt and apparel industry. Mel Brunken, Vice President of Operations, stated, "Custom apparel is a perfect fit for and a frequent request from many of our existing customers. It was definitely the driving force behind us finding a larger location, especially for production and inventory warehousing."

CAS Enterprises, Inc. currently works with a multitude of schools, colleges, church youth groups, non-profit organizations, small businesses and corporations who order many of their promotional and fundraising products from TheAwristocrat. com, most notably, wholesale silicone bracelets & rubber wristbands (http://www. theawristocrat. com/silicone-bracelets-products. html). The larger production facilities and office space will allow the employees at CAS Enterprises, Inc. to better serve their existing customers, to stock even more of their current products to speed up critical turn around times, and, more importantly, to bring in more manufacturing equipment, which will allow them to speed up the manufacturing process and to offer even more fully customized products at attractive prices.

CAS Enterprises, Inc.'s other main Internet property, MartialArtsPride. com, which will be staying at and expanding its current location, specializes in the online sales of MMA Shorts UFC Gear & Boxing Gloves (http://www. martialartspride. com/); however, it is looking to expand its local retail offering in Columbus, Nebraska at the Northtown Mall and will begin offering MMA training classes and seminars due to popular demand.

About CAS Enterprises, Inc.'s Initiatives and Culture, in the words of Clark Swihart, CEO...

"CAS Enterprises, Inc. just recently gained the attention of the local community when it was awarded the Columbus Telegram's 2007 Power and Progress Small Business of the Year award. Prior to that we had been working day and night, reinvesting almost everything into the company's future. We took only enough to survive and had very little to give, although we did donate what we could to such worthy organizations as the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Nebraska Sheriff's Association, and to various local school activities.

"Recently, the company's phenomenal growth has allowed us to become a founding member of the Columbus Area Community Foundation, whose priority is to invest in our youth and future business leaders.

"Within our own walls, I have made communication and teamwork a priority. During our weekly management meeting that includes all full-time employees, we openly discuss any and all aspects of our business - nothing is off limits. From strategy to grievances to profit margins, everyone understands that they play a significant role in the future direction and success of CAS Enterprises, Inc.

"Our employees are driven by profit-sharing incentives and are comforted by other great benefits, including full health, vision, and dental insurance. Employees are also able to take advantage of a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with a matching company contribution. I am grateful for the hard work and contributions of those around me, and I am honored to provide them with a better life today and a future with no limits."

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Resolver Inc. and Aguru Partner to Deliver Leading GRC Software Solutions to Europe

Resolver Inc. and Aguru Partner to Deliver Leading GRC Software Solutions to Europe

Resolver Inc. and Aguru AB partner to deliver world class GRC solutions to the European market.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 19, 2008

Working to provide clients with the most comprehensive Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software solutions, Resolver Inc. and Aguru today announced a strategic alliance to provide the Resolver suite of software solutions to the European market.

Aguru is a Swedish company that acts as a portal to the top business solution products for European clients. Aguru has selected to align themselves with Resolver as the leading GRC software solutions provider with products such as Resolver*Ballot, Resolver*Net and Resolver*Risk.
"After careful consideration of several vendors in this arena, Aguru have chosen to partner with Resolver Inc. based on their exceptional products and services in the GRC market, as well as their visionary ability to lead the evolution of GRC solutions enterprise wide," said Hans Jansson, CEO, Aguru AB.

Resolver has been the leader in GRC software solutions for the past several years, demonstrating the ability to see the changing GRC environment and evolve their existing software to best assist organizations with their GRC programs.

"Resolver's goal is to provide the most comprehensive GRC software solution to companies globally. Through this strategic alliance with Aguru, we are able to leverage their extensive experience and skills to deliver world class solutions to the European Market," said Denzil Solomon, Director, Global Alliances, Resolver Inc.

"This partnership between Resolver Inc. and Aguru is truly an alliance of two leaders in their field providing leading edge GRC solutions to their clients," said Steve Taylor, CEO, Resolver Inc.

About Aguru:
Aguru enters the market of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software with many years of experience within IT/IS audit, risk management and compliance arena. The members of our staff are specialists in handling IT Governance, Risk Analysis, Compliance, Project Management, GAP Analysis, IS/IT Audits and IS/IT Security. Skills are retained via certification programs and participation in various projects over the last decade.

About Resolver Inc.:
Resolver Inc. provides a comprehensive suite of software and services for risk managers, internal auditors, compliance managers and strategic planners. Its products include Resolver*Risk, Governance, Risk and Compliance software; Resolver*Ballot, a risk and control self-assessment system; and Resolver*Net, an Internet-based platform for enterprise risk assessments. Resolver also provides facilitation, training, and consulting services in the areas of risk management, corporate governance, and regulatory needs. In business since 1994, Resolver's clients span all fields, including financial services, utilities, government, education, natural resources, consumer goods, and manufacturing with a client base that includes Cardinal Healthcare, EnCana, Philips, Yamana Gold Inc., TD Bank Financial Group, Goodrich, Domtar and Interbrew.

For further information, please contact:
Hans Jansson
CEO, Aguru AB
Mobile +46(0)73 644 8102
Website: www. aguru. se

Andy Amalfitano
VP Sales & Marketing, Resolver Inc.
Tel: (416) 929-2605 x 315
Website: www. resolver. ca

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Childcare Industry in Need of More Qualified Daycares

Childcare Industry in Need of More Qualified Daycares

Vancouver Career College training allows grads to pursue daycare start-ups.

Vancouver, BC (Vocus) October 15, 2009 –-

Quality daycare is always a hot commodity in BC, with parents scrambling to find qualified daycare spots as soon as their children are born. Thanks to Early Childhood Education programs like the one at Vancouver Career College, certified day cares are popping up in neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland, making the search a little easier.

Shawna Whiting, owner of Enchanted Forest Child Care in Coquitlam, BC, recently began accepting children, after going through the long and complicated process of becoming certified.

“The process is quite intense, to say the least,” says Whiting. “There’s a lot of paperwork, you need to get a license through the city, as well as with Fraser Health. Your daycare is then subject to regular checks to make sure everything is up to code.”

With such strict rules in place for child care providers, parents can rest assured that those taking the time to go through the proper channels really love what they do.

“I have always wanted to open up my own daycare, and after years of working in other day care centres, I decided I wanted to do things my way,” Whiting said. “Each day brings something new. I love being able to go outside with the kids, go on field trips, do art projects, and all the fun stuff that comes along with the job!”

A one-year Early Childhood Education program is available at Vancouver Career College for those interested in pursuing a career in the child care industry. The college also offers a two-year diploma program and a post-basic option that trains students to work with infants, toddlers and children with special needs. For more information, visit http://www. vccollege. ca/Campus_Programs/Education_Programs/Education_Programs (http://www. vccollege. ca/Campus_Programs/Education_Programs/Education_Programs).

About Vancouver Career College
Vancouver Career College (http://www. vccollege. ca (http://www. vccollege. ca)) is dedicated to providing students with the highest standard of education and career training, with all programs approved by the provincial government of British Columbia. With small classes, industry-relevant programs and seven convenient locations across BC, Vancouver Career College is one of the region’s leading career training schools.

For more information on Enchanted Forest Child Care, visit http://enchantedforestchildcare. webs. com/ (http://enchantedforestchildcare. webs. com/).

For more information:

Melissa Wood
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288 ext. 2145

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Many Southwest Florida Communities Report Healthier Inventory Levels

Many Southwest Florida Communities Report Healthier Inventory Levels

John R. Wood Realtors releases information regarding the southwest Florida real estate market.

Naples, FL (Vocus) July 13, 2010

In real estate, existing resale home inventory is a leading indicator in determining the health of a market. Typically, a balanced real estate market is approximately twelve months of inventory. Yet, when the economy took a dive a few years ago, inventory skyrocketed as homes sat on the market for long periods of time, leaving many Naples real estate (http://www. johnrwood. com) and Bonita Springs real estate neighborhoods with several years’ worth of resale’s.

Today, however, as sales increase, inventories in many neighborhoods are teetering on the edge of being healthy.

Take for instance Bay Colony whose single-family homes and condominiums have experienced a considerable drop in inventory. This time last year, Bay Colony was reporting 2.5 years worth of single-family homes and 2.6 years of condos. Today, the market is close to being balanced, with inventory that is down to just under one year and 1.4 years, respectively.

While significant, other communities like The Colony at Pelican Landing, with 14 current listings and 10 closed sales in the past 12 months, have seen astounding changes in inventory, from 11 years worth of single-family homes a year ago to 1.4 years today and 3.1 years of condos in 2009 compared to 1.1 years in 2010.

The Vineyards has also experienced an amazing recovery from 3.1 years of single-family homes in 2009 to 1.1 years in 2010. Similarly, Pelican Bay condos have seen a huge drop down to 1.2 years compared with 5.7 years worth in 2009.

Savvy buyers taking advantage of the low interest rates and competitive prices continue to absorb Southwest Florida’s existing inventory. For example, 267 waterfront properties have sold in the last 12 months in Park Shore, The Moorings and Seagate versus 161 sales the 12 months prior.

Not every community is as fortunate, but throughout Naples and Bonita Springs the majority of neighborhoods are showing a substantial drop in inventory in 2010, which bodes well for Southwest Florida.

John R. Wood Realtors is the oldest real estate company in Southwest Florida with 53 years of experience in the market. They have eight offices stretching from Naples thru Sanibel, and employ 350 agents and staff. The John R. Wood Research Department produces monthly statistical reports that provide market knowledge for agents and customers in the Naples, Bonita, and Estero areas. For more information, visit www. johnrwood. com.

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Professional Domino Players to Visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding

Professional Domino Players to Visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding

The Professional Domino Association (PDA) is coming to Atlanta as part of its 2006 season and will visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding on Saturday, July 22, at 11:00 a. m. Players, alongside PDA Commissioner Jay King, will distribute sets of dominoes to the hospital's patients and teach them how to play the game.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 14, 2006

The Professional Domino Association (PDA) is coming to Atlanta as part of its 2006 season, which includes tournaments in 13 cities across the country. For many tour players, however, the most memorable game of dominoes they play in Atlanta will not take place at the PDA tournament where $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs, but rather when they visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding on Saturday, July 22, at 11:00 a. m. Players, alongside PDA Commissioner Jay King, will distribute sets of dominoes to the hospital's patients and teach them how to play the game.

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland have all hosted similar visits, which were very rewarding for both the players and patients in attendance. Smiles abounded as the children were taught basic domino concepts such as "fishing" and "doing the laundry".

The hospital visits are part of the PDA's effort to give back to the local communities that host tour tournaments. "The game of dominoes has been a gift in each of our lives, bringing us countless hours of joy and entertainment," says PDA Commissioner Jay King. "We hope to share this gift with as many people as possible."

Many of the PDA's top young stars such as Nate Tsegay, Richard Harris and George Bush are scheduled to be in attendance.

The PDA's Atlanta Tournament will be held on July 22 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Registration starts at 12:00 pm and the tournament begins at 1:30 pm.

For more information on the Professional Domino Association, visit www. prodominoassociation. com or call 818-674-2964.

Contact:

Richard Harris: (954) 629-7351

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

PTG Studios' “Pulse on America” to Feature Biodiesel of Las Vegas

PTG Studios' “Pulse on America” to Feature Biodiesel of Las Vegas

It is produced by collecting and processing used vegetable oil from restaurants.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 8, 2006

PTG Studios is pleased to announce the selection of Biodiesel of Las Vegas for its innovative, educational television series, Pulse on America. The company will be featured in a segment on Renewable Energy Solutions in our “Eye on Technology” series.

Rising fuel prices and stringent demands on pollutants have left consumers looking for alternatives to petroleum products. Biodiesel is a suggested alternative. It is produced by collecting and processing used vegetable oil from restaurants.

Biodiesel of Las Vegas supplies over 5,000 fleet vehicles, 1,250 Clark County school buses, 300 municipal vehicles, the United States Air Force, UNLV and countless other consumers with clean-burning, efficient, and cost-competitive fuel. Ben Kulick, lead scientist for Biodiesel of Las Vegas, is witnessing that customer list grow. “The demand for Biodiesel is expanding from large fleets and municipalities to individual drivers. We are working hard to keep up with the growing demand, and a new 30 million gallon per year facility is already underway.”

Biodiesel reduces emissions significantly, and is the first alternative fuel to have fully completed the Health Effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. The product’s exhaust is also less offensive. The use of biodiesel and its blends results in a noticeable decrease in exhaust odor, which can be a real benefit in confined spaces. Since biodiesel is oxygenated, it burns more completely than petroleum diesel. As a result, users have also reported a significant reduction in eye irritation.

With a significantly higher flashpoint (the temperature at which the fuel ignites) than regular #2 diesel, Biodiesel is one of the safest fuels to use, handle and store.

By using domestically produced, renewable fuels like biodiesel, the United States can reduce dependence on foreign countries for oil. It has the highest energy balance of any fuel, further increasing its value in our energy portfolio. While the plant location is Las Vegas, corporate headquarters are in San Luis Obispo, CA. For more information, see www.3cbiodiesel. com.

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Skyscape's Mobile Healthcare Professional Community Crosses the 1 Million Mark

Skyscape's Mobile Healthcare Professional Community Crosses the 1 Million Mark

This Historical Milestone is Celebrated with the Crowning of the Skyscape "Millioneer"

Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) May 30, 2009

Skyscape®, the worldwide leading service for trusted medical information for mobile devices (http://www. skyscape. com/), announced a historical milestone: the company's user network has now reached over 1 million healthcare professionals. Anticipating the celebration of this milestone, Skyscape had announced the program 'March to 1 Million' earlier in the year. During the month of March, Skyscape's community responded enthusiastically to the referral program and its array of rewards offered to the Millioneer (the qualifying customer who pushes Skyscape's customer database to over one million users).

Skyscape is pleased to announce that Dr. Omar Saleh from Mississippi is the Skyscape Millioneer. Dr Saleh is associated with the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also works as an ER physician in Emergency Departments across rural areas of Mississippi. When asked about his decision to purchase Skyscape resources, Dr Saleh responded, "There has been a tremendous buzz about Skyscape among physicians and nurses. When I decided to add clinical resources to my Palm Centro, based on the recommendations from my colleagues I visited the Skyscape website and was impressed by the breadth and depth of the portfolio offered by Skyscape." Dr Saleh is subscribed to Skyscape's DrDrugs®: Drug Guide for Physicians (http://www. skyscape. com/estore/ProductDetail. aspx? ProductId=220) and Archimedes 360° Medical Calculator (http://www. skyscape. com/estore/ProductDetail. aspx? ProductId=2088) for his smart phone. Though Dr Saleh did not know it then, his purchase qualified him as the Skyscape Millioneer. He has landed rewards including a Macbook, an iPod Touch (http://www. apple. com), and a $200 shopping spree in the Skyscape store.

Dr Saleh has been very pleased to use Skyscape resources in his clinical activities. "I enjoy using my Skyscape products in the ER as well as in Radiology on a daily basis. I use them all the time, when managing adult as well as pediatric patients. DrDrugs® and Archimedes 360 have an abundance of information, are wonderfully organized and always within easy access. I just have to reach in my pocket and pull out my Palm Centro (http://www. palm. com)."

Skyscape offers a growing portfolio of trusted resources providing instant access to drug information, drug interactions, clinical and evidence-based information, specialty-based guidelines, along with its popular MedAlert™ (http://www. skyscape. com/estore/ProductDetail_MedAlertPda. aspx) service which provides medical news, research and clinical trials updates, and journal summaries by specialty.

"Our users value access to clinical, specialty-specific information on their mobile devices. We partner with medical publishers, institutions and societies to bring this trusted content to our user community," said Sandeep Shah, president and CEO of Skyscape. "We consider this millionth user milestone to be a tribute to our philosophy of combining innovative technology and collaborative partnerships with best-of-the-breed content providers. Ultimately, this is a win for clinicians, as they can truly trust their resources to in making treatment decisions without worrying about possible issues with content funded by sponsorships."

Dr Saleh is very excited to be a part of the Skyscape community. He says his Skyscape resources have become an integral part of his clinical workflow. He recounted a recent case, "There was a 20 year old female who presented with nausea, vomiting and hypotension. The clinical picture was concerning for UTI/possible urosepsis. It was very convenient for me to reach in my pocket and easily look up the best combination of antibiotic treatment to start her on, while we were stabilizing her vitals. Skyscape's Archimedes 360° Medical Calculator is great and contains all the calculations you need in the clinical setting, especially in the ER. The calculations and tables cover all types of specialties and come in handy; for example the Glasgow Coma Scale in pediatrics or adults in the setting of traumatic brain injuries and gives up to date guidelines as far as administering TPA for ischemic stroke."

Not surprisingly, Dr Saleh will be getting more Skyscape resources. He says, "These programs are great, and I plan on purchasing more to supplement my clinical work in the emergency room setting, as well as in diagnostic radiology. My next program I plan on getting is the Radiology Review Manual by Dahnert. I know the differentials and abundance of radiology information in Dahnert will help out a lot while I am reading CT scans in the Emergency room setting, and needing some extra help just one click away on my palm phone."

Skyscape specialty-based resources and content, including the online clinical calculator Archimedes Online (http://www. skyscape. com/archimedesonline/archimedesindex. aspx) can be accessed at the company website www. skyscape. com

About Skyscape

Skyscape® (http://www. skyscape. com) is the worldwide leading service for trusted medical information by specialty for mobile devices. Skyscape's service enables healthcare practitioners to tailor their experience from the most trusted medical information available and delivers it in an intuitive manner that supports natural thought flow for diagnosis and treatment. Skyscape has a registered user base of over 1,000,000 medical practitioners. Its more than 500 trusted resources cover 35 medical specialties. All are integrated via Skyscape's easy-to-use SmartLink™ technology and are available on Palm OS®, Windows® Mobile and Windows® powered desktop, BlackBerry®, iPhone, Nokia Symbian and Tablet PCs. Skyscape is a privately held company headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts. For more information on Skyscape and its service go to www. skyscape. com or call 508-460-6500.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Ranger Financial Services Sets Up New Division To Help Gulf Coast Business Owners Get Compensation for BP's Oil Spill

Ranger Financial Services Sets Up New Division To Help Gulf Coast Business Owners Get Compensation for BP's Oil Spill

Gulf Coast businesses are facing catastrophic losses due to the BP oil spill. Business owners must act quickly to avoid business failure, but they don't have a lot of options to fight against the deep pockets of BP. Ranger Financial Services has recently set up a new division specifically to help Gulf Coast businesses get compensated for the current and long termt financial losses associated with the oil spill.

Richardson, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2010

Businesses along the Gulf Coast states are watching with growing concern as the oil spill caused by British Petroleum (BP)'s offshore oil drilling platform tragedy flows inexorably toward shores. The damage could be catastrophic and businesses might be entitled to financial restitution for damages. To assist in that compensation effort, one company has set up a special division exclusively to help Gulf Coast business owners seek financial restitution.

On April 20, an offshore oil rig leased by British Petroleum (BP) was damaged in a fire and explosion and sunk until to ocean, exposing open underwater oil wells that have been pumping over 200,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every single day. It is the worst oil spill in the US since the Exxon Valdez and attempts to stem the flow of oil have so far been ineffective. Even if the oil is stopped, devastating amounts of oil has been released onto the surface of the water where it washes with the tides towards shore. The immediate results will be noticed visually along the coastline, but the long term impact will be significant inland as well, since the water table will pick up the ocean's oil and carry it into the country.

Kurt Walker, CEO of Ranger Financial Services, believes that businesses that will be impacted by this oil spill should be entitled to seek financial restitution. "The impact will be felt in every aspect of life," he says. "People's health could be impacted from a decline in the quality of grown food or drinking water. Home values could decline because of the proximity to oil. Jobs in the tourist and fishing industries will be lost. Without a doubt, area residents will be compensated. But so should the businesses that employ area residents and try to etch out a living in this now-fragile environment."

Walker and his team have set up a special division capable of handling the potential flood of incoming commercial claims against BP. His company has access to litigators able to take cases to court and fight on behalf of business plaintiffs, and Ranger Financial Services has also established services designed to assist in the collection of money from BP for payment to deserving commercial victims.

"As tragic as this event has been, the bigger tragedies are still to come," says Walker. "Gulf coast businesses need to act now in anticipation of the inevitable destruction. Now is the time for the organizations that will be impacted to show BP just how significant this situation will be on them."

British Petroleum – which usually goes by the name BP – is the fourth largest company in the world and the UK's largest company, earning over $246 billion in 2009. Sadly, environmental accidents are not new to BP. In 2005, their largest US refinery exploded and they later pled guilty to environmental crimes. In 2006, their Alaskan pipeline was shut down for spilling oil.

Ranger Financial Services is a Texas-based financial organization that works with businesses to collect money from other businesses. Their work includes diplomatic arbitration and commercial debt recovery. "This is commercial debt recovery of a significant magnitude," explains Walker. "We're helping Gulf coast businesses do collectively what they could never do on their own.

For more information about Ranger Financial Services, and to get in touch with their new BP Financial Recovery department for media inquiries, more information, and to file a claim, contact them at 1-866-977-5611. You can learn more about Ranger Financial Services at http://www. rangerfs. com (http://www. rangerfs. com).

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Bell Rock Growers Showcases Pet Greens Dog Biscuits at H. H. Backer's Christmas Show

Bell Rock Growers Showcases Pet Greens Dog Biscuits at H. H. Backer's Christmas Show

Bell Rock Growers adds all-natural, protein-rich Pet Greens Dog Biscuits to its one-of-a-kind line of pet treats and grooming products Powered with Green Nutrition.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 8, 2010

Bell Rock Growers, the pioneer grower and supplier of green nutrition products for pets, unleashes Pet Greens® Dog Biscuits made with nutrient-rich wheat grass for the healthiest, most energetic dogs on the planet! These all-natural, protein-rich dog biscuit recipes contain no wheat gluten, no soy or corn, no grains or fillers and no artificial colors or flavors - just simple, wholesome turkey and salmon recipes Powered with Green Nutrition®. Bell Rock Growers will showcase Pet Greens Dog Biscuits during H. H. Backer's 44th Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show & Educational Conference, Oct. 8-10, 2010, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL (booth 731).

Now dogs can enjoy healthy and delicious between-meal snacks that actually help control tartar and freshen breath. These oven-baked biscuits have a crunchy texture that helps dogs chip away tartar with every bite. Pet Greens Dog Biscuits are also the only dog biscuits made with wheat grass, an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Though wheat grass and dog treats may seem like an odd pairing, Bell Rock Growers Co-Founder Catherine Hoffmann says dogs and their owners are wild about the innovation.

"Most pets have a natural attraction to greens, and Pet Greens Dog Biscuits offer a convenient way to deliver green nutrition that's missing in most commercially produced pet foods," says Hoffmann. "Wheat grass also helps satisfy a dog's urge to eat chemically treated outside grasses." Hoffmann has co-authored an e-book, called 'Why Green Nutrition? Exploring the Nutritional Benefits of Wheat Grass for Pets,' available for free downloads at http://www. bellrockgrowers. com.

Pet Greens Dog Biscuits are available in two recipes - Hearty Seafood and Turkey & Veggie - and two sizes with a suggested retail price of $6.99 - $7.99 for 7 oz. packages of small breed-sized biscuits and $11.99 - $12.99 for 14 oz. packages of medium to large breed-sized biscuits. Retailer prices may vary. Retailers and distributors who visit Bell Rock Growers at H. H. Backer's Christmas Show in Rosemont (booth 731) will receive Pet Greens samples and exclusive show offers.

:: About Bell Rock Growers
Based in San Marcos, Calif., Bell Rock Growers is a certified organic grower of live wheat grass and the pioneer supplier of green nutrition products for pets. The company's complete line of products Powered with Green Nutrition® include: certified organic Pet Greens® Live Pet Grass®; Pet Greens Dog Biscuits and Pet Greens Dog & Cat Treats - all made with nutrient-rich wheat grass; certified organic Pet Greens Garden self-grow wheat grass kits; earth-friendly, therapeutic Pet Greens Grooming Line made with wheat grass and oatmeal; Pet Greens Live Catnip; and Pet Greens premium dried Catnip Buds.

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Advances in Compression Technologies for Healthcare Applications Mainly in the Case of Radiological Images

Advances in Compression Technologies for Healthcare Applications Mainly in the Case of Radiological Images

Frost & Sullivan Healthcare-Technical Insights (http://www. technicalinsights. frost. com) finds that Information and communications technologies are advancing quickly and the issues around storing, processing, and transmitting large data files such as images are important to many sectors and should be resolved shortly. Lossless compression schemes have an important role to play in medical image storage, retrieval and transmission. These schemes would be apt when handling large datasets over networks with limited and/or variable bandwidth and when the option of decompression without distortion has to be retained

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2006

Currently lossy algorithms are not used by radiologists in primary diagnosis because physicians and radiologists are concerned with the legal consequences of an incorrect diagnosis based on a lossy compressed image. By developing lossless compression algorithms one can prevent diagnostically relevant information from being lost and as well as reduce the required data storage space.

Frost & Sullivan Healthcare-Technical Insights (http://www. technicalinsights. frost. com (http://www. technicalinsights. frost. com)) finds that Information and communications technologies are advancing quickly and the issues around storing, processing, and transmitting large data files such as images are important to many sectors and should be resolved shortly. Lossless compression schemes have an important role to play in medical image storage, retrieval and transmission. These schemes would be apt when handling large datasets over networks with limited and/or variable bandwidth and when the option of decompression without distortion has to be retained

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the latest analysis of the Compression Technologies for Healthcare Applications, then send an e-mail to Melina Trevino - Corporate Communications at melina. trevino@frost. com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city, state, and country. We will send you the information via email upon receipt of the above information.

To have lossless compression algorithms for medical images with high compression rates and reduced storage, transmission time would be the greatest challenge. A challenge, especially in the case of diagnostics, would be when some of the diagnostically relevant information is lost.

“Medical images require hybrid schemes where regions of interest are compressed without any loss and other less important and redundant regions with lossy schemes," notes Frost & Sullivan research analyst Preethi Vaidyanathan. "Therefore future medical compression schemes would require such a strategy."

Further enhancements of the image compression technology will deliver products that are compatible and complimentary to existing media players (plug-ins now available for WM, QT and Real), enhanced video editing and insert capability, development of enhanced applications for streaming media, and broadcast over internet protocol (IP) and security.

Compression Technologies for Healthcare Applications is part of the Medical Diagnostics and Imaging in Healthcare for Technical Insights Subscription, which also includes research in the following markets: Advances in Diagnostic Imaging, Advances in Data storage for healthcare applications. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Interviews are available to the press.

Technical Insights is an international technology analysis business that produces a variety of technical news alerts, newsletters, and research services.

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit www. frost. com.

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Jury Awards Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case

Jury Awards Over $11.5 Million in Asbestos Case

A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2006

A jury awarded over $1.1 million to a Navy veteran suffering from asbestosis and $400,000 to his wife for the loss of his companionship. The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, acted with malice or oppression, according to the jury, which added another $10 million in punitive damages against the company.

Asbestos Corporation Limited is the owner and former operator of asbestos mines in the Thetford Mines region of Quebec, Canada. The plaintiffs are Joseph and Mary Garza, who currently live in Longmont, Colorado.

In early 2004, Mr. Garza was diagnosed with asbestosis, a progressive and debilitating scarring of the lung tissue that is caused by exposure to asbestos. He was placed on supplemental oxygen, which he has used on a 24-hour basis for over two years. He also takes various medications for chest discomfort and to control the anxiety caused by his breathing problems. Mrs. Garza is disabled and had relied on her husband to perform household services, such as cooking, cleaning, gardening and maintenance.

Mr. Garza was a fireman and boilerman aboard several ships during his career in the Navy from 1948 through 1957. He worked in boiler rooms, close quarters in which he was exposed to asbestos-containing cements, insulation, gaskets and packing.

The Navy often used Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cement aboard its ships during this time period. Mixing, applying or cleaning up of this dry powder material releases extremely high levels of asbestos, according to expert testimony. Mr. Garza personally mixed and applied Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cements to make repairs, as well as working near others performing the same tasks, but never received, nor wore any form of respiratory protection. He saw no warnings regarding health hazard on the packaging of this material.

The defendant, Asbestos Corporation Limited, was the exclusive supplier of asbestos fiber to Eagle Picher Industries from 1935 through 1957. The asbestos used in Eagle Picher Super 66 insulating cement was entirely comprised of Asbestos Corporation Limited’s asbestos fiber.

Asbestos Corporation Limited did not put warning labels about asbestos health hazards on its bags until early 1970. Sales brochures, introduced as evidence, showed that the company did not warn about asbestos dangers or advise consumers about safe work practices prior to that date. The company continues to receive income from the mining and sale of asbestos through a limited partnership.

The case is Mary and Joseph Garza v Asbestos Corporation Limited, San Francisco Superior Court, #438144. The plaintiffs were represented at trial by Christopher Andreas and Paul Vaillancourt of the law firm of Brayton Purcell LLP. Asbestos Corporation Limited was represented at trial by Randall Bernard of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP of San Francisco, California.

About Brayton Purcell

For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of asbestos litigation. For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit the firm web site at http://www. braytonlaw. com (http://www. braytonlaw. com).

For information about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases, see the firm’s web sites, Mesothelioma Network, http://www. mesotheliomasite. com (http://www. mesotheliomasite. com) and Asbestos Network, http://www. asbestosnetwork. com (http://www. asbestosnetwork. com).

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Saturday, September 18, 2004

New Year Brings New Deal For Everyone with the Re-Launch of Thebestdeals. org. uk

New Year Brings New Deal For Everyone with the Re-Launch of Thebestdeals. org. uk

January sees the re-launch of www. thebestdeals. org. uk on a national scale in the UK. The website provides a one-stop-shop for bargain hunters looking for the latest deals and special offers online.

(PRWEB) January 13, 2006

January sees the re-launch of www. thebestdeals. org. uk on a national scale in the UK. The website provides a one-stop-shop for bargain hunters looking for the latest deals and special offers online.

“We’re refreshingly different.” claims John Hawkins, the company’s Managing Director. “ There’s no tricks or misleading links to other major websites. It’s simple, fast and effective. You can browse the various categories such as designer clothing, electrical goods or holidays and choose from the latest deals on offer”

The company set up a pilot scheme of the website in Sheffield in 2005 and the early success and popularity of the website led to a quick re-think for rolling out the business nationally.

Towards the end of last year the number of visitors to the site was reported to be doubling each month.

The website has been described by users as unique in the UK as unlike other ‘price orientated’ shopping websites, it is not a directory of businesses, or a portal to dozens of other sites, including those where you have to bid for an item. With this website you can search for something you like, find out information about the deal and if you choose, buy it. Another major difference is that thebestdeals. org. uk also features local businesses. When national coverage has been completed there will be deals online that people can buy from a shop near to where they live, as well as all the national online deals.

“The concept of The Best Deals website is very much in tune with the changing habits of consumer spending.” Claims Steve Jenkinson, an independent retail analyst. “ It’s a tough trading environment both online and out on the High Street. Retailers are being pressured into making more use of promotional activity to tempt shoppers into spending. And consumers are more willing than ever to search and cherry-pick the best offers they can find.”

After receiving feedback from users the site now has a Shopping List facility. Some users were finding it difficult to remember particular deals that interested them after they had been browsing for a while through various categories. To resolve this there is now a Shopping List section to store the details of a deal for going back to it later.

Another new feature of the website allows users to register their e-mail address and mobile telephone number so that they can receive Sales Alerts as soon as new special offers are announced. It is thought that more retailers may soon adopt this form of direct marketing to inform customers of exclusive discounts and offers and to counter their competitor’s promotions.

The company plans to add all major towns and cities across the UK over the coming year as part of their commitment to include small and medium sized local businesses. There are already hundreds of deals on the website which are regularly updated. The deals categories include Electrical, Fashion, Food & Drink, Gifts, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Legal & Financial, Leisure, Motoring and Travel.

Www. thebestdeals. org. uk

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The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Expands Its Knauf Chinese drywall Initiative To Houston & Austin + Gives Updates

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Expands Its Knauf Chinese drywall Initiative To Houston & Austin + Gives Updates

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is dramatically expanding its Knauf toxic Chinese drywall investigation to the metro areas of Houston & Austin, Texas. The group is saying, "the specific time frames we are looking for are homes built, or remodeled between 2004 & 2008. In talking to homeowners in the Houston metro; most never could understand why they had gone through numerous air conditioning coils, why their electrical wires were black, and or why family members were sick-it was Chinese drywall." The group says, "the other areas we are very worried about are Orlando-North Florida & Alabama-with respect to homeowners living in toxic homes-because the imported Chinese drywall was poisonous. Most US Southeast-Texas Homeowners have never heard about toxic Chinese drywall--even though there are tens of thousands effected by it." For more information please contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com

Washington, DC (Vocus) June 7, 2010

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is urging all homeowners in Houston, or Austin, Texas to call them if they live in a home built, or remodeled between 2004 & 2008 to notify them, if they have had numerous air conditioning coil failures, if they have had numerous electrical issues, and unexplained health issues---it could be toxic Chinese drywall. The group is saying, "we fear Houston, and or Austin, Texas could be as bad or worse than some of the hardest hit areas in Florida. We had no problem finding it last week in Houston." The group says,"our big push on Knauf Chinese drywall is very simple-we fear that at the end of the day--the Chinese drywall maker called Knauf will be the only toxic Chinese drywall maker to settle with US Homeowners. The other Chinese drywall manufacturers are basically thumbing their noses at US homeowners & the US government. If a homeowner lives in a subdivision, home, or condominium built, or remodeled between 2004-2008, in the US Southeast, and has had numerous air conditioning failures, repeated electrical issues, and health problems-please call the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com

Chinese Drywall Update

6-4-2010 AP-MIAMI -- A South Florida construction supplier that purchased faulty Chinese drywall made an agreement with the manufacturer not to make any statements regarding the plasterboard's possible smell or health risks, according to court documents released in a class action suit Friday. The documents, unsealed Friday and provided to The Associated Press by attorney Victor Diaz, include a settlement agreement between Banner Supply Co. and manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Banner agreed to keep the terms of the agreement confidential and not make any statements "regarding any perceived or actual smell or health risks" relating to the Knauf boards to the press or any person or corporation. Breaching the provision "could cause irreparable harm to Knauf Tianjin."

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, "the agreement was signed in 2006-it is now 2010. Why has President Obama's Justice Department failed to initiate a criminal probe of the Chinese drywall disaster-100,000's of US citizens are stuck in this mess? This all came to light on his watch. For that matter-why has President Obama failed to mention toxic Chinese drywall one time since taking office-afraid of the pitiful Chinese?" The group says, "if anyone is interested--simply Google-Bing, or Yahoo President Obama Chinese Drywall-no one group-or organization has tried harder to get federal disaster relief for toxic Chinese drywall homeowners-living in the worst non-oil spill environmental disaster in US history-than the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center." The group says," if President Obama suddenly gets warmed up to Chinese drywall & the hopeless situation faced by 100,000's of US Southeast homeowners - bring in the IRS as well-most homebuilders forgot to pay taxes on the undocumented workers, who installed to Chinese drywall-perhaps FOX TV could also send Shepard Smith to Florida for a few days-he's a product of the South & he'd understand the eye popping federal failure to lead on this major US disaster." Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com

"Worst of all The US CDC has failed to give health care professionals in the US information on how to treat chemical exposure issues, that arise from exposure to toxic Chinese drywall-these homeowners have kids too," according to the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center.

Symptoms of toxic Chinese drywall in homes in Houston, Austin, Louisiana, North Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, or Southeast Texas include: repeated air conditioning coil failures, within two years of the home being built. In addition to air conditioning coil failures, toxic Chinese drywall in the US Southeast may cause appliance failures, light bulbs burning out prematurely, copper turning black, combined with all, or some of the family are experiencing seemingly never ending upper respiratory issues, nose bleeds, severe headaches, unexplained very unusual rashes, especially in the late spring, or summer. The time frame for toxic Chinese drywall in the US Southeast is 2001-to early 2009. The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is saying, “We think the worst effects of toxic Chinese drywall in the US Southeast occur in from mid April—mid October because of high heat combined with high thresholds of humidity.” For more information please contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com

(United States District Court-Eastern District of Louisiana MDL Case #2047)

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Animal Assisted Therapy Proves Successful With Troubled Teens

Animal Assisted Therapy Proves Successful With Troubled Teens

Troubled teens experiencing emotional and behavioral issues often benefit from animal assisted therapy, according to mental health professionals. Studies such as Redefer and Goodman (1989) and Kogan, Granger, Fitchett, Helmer and Young (1999) document the benefits of interaction with a therapy pet, and Mallon (1994a, b) cites benefits of farm animals and dogs at a residential treatment facility for children with conduct disorders.

Morrill, ME (PRWEB) February 19, 2010

Troubled teens experiencing emotional and behavioral issues often benefit from animal assisted therapy, according to mental health professionals. Studies such as Redefer and Goodman (1989) and Kogan, Granger, Fitchett, Helmer and Young (1999) document the benefits of interaction with a therapy pet, and Mallon (1994a, b) cites benefits of farm animals and dogs at a residential treatment facility for children with conduct disorders.

Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an emerging form of therapeutic intervention beneficial to the mental health and healing of teens undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety, ADD, alcohol or drug abuse and other disorders.

Equine assisted psychotherapy is a treatment program facilitated by a licensed mental health professional with the assistance of an equine professional where a therapist and teen participate in talk therapy and the processing of feelings as the teen takes responsibility for the care, feeding, grooming and exercising of the horse. The goal is to help the teen build skills such as communication, responsibility and self-confidence in a safe environment in which the teen can make mistakes and learn from them.

History of using animals in therapeutic settings

Animal assisted therapy has been used successfully with teens since the 1960s and primarily was used with children experiencing severe medical conditions and other disabilities. Those who are familiar with equine assisted therapy and canine therapy programs recognize and understand the power of horses and dogs to influence young people in incredibly powerful ways. As the troubled teen learns to communicate with an animal, he or she often finds a correlation between the way parents try to communicate and motivate an obstinate teen. Often teens with trust issues develop close bonds with an animal after taking responsibility for its care and well-being.

“Animal therapy has been proven to increase communication skills, confidence, self-discipline and positive behaviors,” noted Debora Waring, Psy. D., Clinical Psychologist with Ironwood School and RTC. “Equine and canine therapy programs are also effective in improving a teen’s self-esteem, as horses, dogs and other animals give the teen unconditional love and acceptance.”

“Working with animals decreases stress, relieves depression and anxiety, and calms and motivates teens that have difficulty focusing. Animal therapy also helps teens learn compassion, leadership, and work ethic,” added Waring.

Equine and canine assisted therapy helps teens develop the ability to work in a group as well as enhance problem-solving abilities, improve concentration and learn to develop trust. By teaching teens how to work with and communicate with animals, therapists show teens how to utilize these same skills in the teens’ own relationships.

Why is animal therapy so effective with troubled teens?

Teens who have emotional and behavioral issues respond well to equine assisted therapy for a number of reasons, according to Waring. For one, caring for a large and powerful horse is demanding and requires focus and determination, allowing the teen to divert attention from his or her own issues.

Secondly, horses may not want to be coaxed, which challenges teens to overcome their fears in order to lead and work with the animals. Horses also mirror teens’ moods and respond negatively to aggression, demonstrating to teens that their behavior can affect others and that gentleness, kindness and positive actions will work successfully with animals. Therapists often draw metaphors between horse behavior and human behavior, helping teens gain insights into their own emotions. When teens become frustrated, for example, therapists use the opportunity to discuss and model appropriate methods of displaying emotions.

A teen who is learning how to give animal commands also learns to appreciate that others feel good if they did what was asked of them because it feels good when the horse or dog follows his directions. Teens learn how to treat animals gently and with kindness, and once they learn how, this behavior can be applied to the way they treat others. As teens become adapt at caring for the animal, confidence increases, they learn patience, compassion, and responsibility, as well as decision-making and leadership skills.

The healing power of animals in the face of negativity

What about the teen who “hates” horses, dogs, or other animals? Waring recalled that some students she has counseled said they “hated horses and would never ride,” but once teens dealt with and overcame their fear, confidence grew, their anger was diffused, and these same teens opted to complete extra chores in order to earn more riding time and sought riding lessons as well as work in barns upon leaving their treatment programs.

“Imagine struggling through a treatment program because you don’t trust humans,” remarked Waring.

Trusting those whom you have been hurt by is difficult. The wall that adolescents often put up is sometimes too strong to break through. Animals, with their quiet patience and infinite listening abilities, are often the first to crack the facade and allow the teens’ emotions to show. Once teens feel safe, they often make tentative steps in the direction of trusting others and begin searching to make productive and rewarding human relationships as well.

“One teen at Ironwood School and RTC was so closed that the only time we saw kindness and caring was when she was working with her horse,” said Waring. “While she lashed out verbally at her peers, the teen would talk softly about her troubles and stand with her arms wrapped around her horse’s neck. Later in reflection she wrote in her journal, ΄Who would have ever thought that the first person I would trust would be a horse!’ This young lady built confidence, communication skills, and an ability to verbalize her needs in a productive manner from working with a horse.”

“It is difficult to name all the benefits of animal assisted therapy, but one of the biggest values is that animals help teens to see outside of themselves, and they learn that giving to others is sometimes the greatest and most fulfilling reward,” stated Waring.

Why animal therapy treatment programs are successful

At certain residential therapeutic boarding schools, animals are utilized as therapeutic facilitators to improve socialization and communication, to decrease boredom and isolation, to increase mood and affect, to lessen depression, to decrease manipulative behavior, to improve memory and recall, and address grieving and loss issues. Treatment is individualized to each teen’s specific needs, and outcomes from equine assisted therapy, canine therapy and working with other animals have been extremely successful.

“Often students ask to spend time in a stall or out in the field with a horse after a rough therapy session or a hard day,” commented Waring. “Young male teens who come to treatment with a ΄gang mentality’ feel the most comfortable opening up and showing their softer side to the animals first. What they get in return from the animals is the positive reinforcement they need to begin to strip away the role they play and learn who they are as an individual.”

Therapists have observed teens lay down beside pigs in the stalls with their arms draped around them and talking about their days and their struggles. To struggling teens, these relationships seem so easy and uncomplicated. Here is a relationship in which they give and get back, in which they talk and feel heard, in which they must listen to the animal’s body language in order to communicate.

Animals have different personalities and teens must learn how to read each animal’s signals and deal with personality quirks. Sometimes teens don’t like working with a certain animals at first; however, after they figure each other out they see how building the relationship is a metaphor for dealing with social situations. Each teen bonds and grows with a different animal. Alpacas, chickens, pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, mini mules, and mini horses make up the animal population at Ironwood and offer new learning opportunities each day.

“For example, in moving a stubborn pig down to her new living quarters, the pig gave students a run for their money, squirming and running away whenever she got the chance,” recalled Waring. “The entire resident population of Ironwood came together and developed a plan to get the pig safely home. Many of the teens who participated were able to draw a metaphor in relation to the need to come up with their own plans and support for returning home. As a result, they initiated a group where teens shared the metaphors derived from their experience.”

About Ironwood School and Residential Treatment Center. Ironwood is a one-of-a-kind combination of a traditional boarding school and therapeutic treatment program that specializes in working with teens who are struggling, underachieving, and whose behavior is often out of control. For information, call 1-800-476-0708, email info@ironwoodmaine. com, or click www. ironwoodmaine. com (http://www. ironwoodmaine. com).

More Healthy Sleep with New Alarm Clock for iPhone/iPod Touch

More Healthy Sleep with New Alarm Clock for iPhone/iPod Touch

Viaden Mobile has launched Sleep Tracker – an alarm clock app for iPhone/iPod Touch. The developers claim that it is going to beat competitors with its unique functions and high efficiency.

San Jose, CA, USA, (Vocus) September 9, 2010

Viaden Mobile, a successful developer of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications in the Healthcare & Fitness and Games categories, has launched Sleep Tracker alarm clock: sleep cycles & noise recording, an app that is going to revolutionize the whole sleep-and-wake-up business.

There is no substitute for a good night’s sleep. In order not to lose a single precious minute of it, one should be properly prepared. With Sleep Tracker, it has become easier to get just enough of that strength-restoring and refreshing sleep everyone needs.

Sleep Tracker is the result of long work of an entire team of developers. Its main boast that cannot be found in any other similar product is the ability to record noise and light disturbances during the night. Uniquely among alarm clocks, Sleep Tracker allows users to play back the noise and light disturbances, aligning the recording with the sleep cycle graph. This gives users a great chance to optimize their sleeping environment and eventually get more healthy sleep.

The app possesses other useful features that increase its value and overall performance. The built-in accelerometer is used to track the users’ movements in their sleep, which helps the device to recognize sleep phases. Thus, the alarm will sound within the fixed time frame but during light sleep, when awakening is the easiest and leaves the user feeling fresh and energetic.

Sleep Tracker offers a choice of 4 wake-up modes for the iPhone and 3 for the iPod for every situation and way of life. Users may want to wake up at a fixed time or let the app decide on the best moment for awakening within the time frame they set, with the sleep cycle monitoring function enabled or disabled.

User-friendly even in small details, Sleep Tracker provides customizable sound settings. A number of tunes are available for awakening and falling asleep; users’ own tracks from the iPod playlist can also be added to the selection. With separate volume regulators for wake-up and chillout tunes, users are free to experiment with the loudness and choose the optimal volume for morning and night tracks.

Yuri Gurski, Viaden Mobile CEO: “Given the high competition between alarm clocks on the App Store, we tried to make a really unique app that would give users more than a regular alarm clock. This is an intelligent app able to dramatically improve the quality of your sleep. In the world where time is money, with the ability to have just the right amount of healthy, revitalizing sleep, you’re sure to make a fortune!”

Sleep Tracker alarm clock: sleep cycles & noise recording is now available on the App Store for $0.99

About Viaden Mobile

Viaden Mobile is an acknowledged producer of applications for iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad and other platforms. Its apps are among the most popular in the Healthcare & Fitness and Games categories.

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Monday, September 13, 2004

Benefit for Global Down Syndrome Foundation Raises More Than $1 Million

Benefit for Global Down Syndrome Foundation Raises More Than $1 Million

Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, his sister DeOndra Dixon, and Jeff Probst were in Denver to honor Timothy P. Shriver

Denver, CO (Vocus) October 5, 2010

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2010 Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show took place Saturday, October 2, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The 1,200 attendees raised $1.45 million dollars which will benefit the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The sold-out show featured a live auction including a Survivor Finale Package which sold for $24,000, and a Kentucky Derby package sold for $26,000. Other packages included the Emmy’s, American Idol and golf with David Duval. Many of the deluxe packages included private jet travel and the live auction raised over $200,000.

Quincy Jones, the institute’s international spokesperson was on hand to present Timothy P. Shriver, the Chairman of Special Olympics, with the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. DeOndra Dixon, last year’s self-advocate award recipient presented the 2010 award to champion swimmer and public speaker, Karen Gaffney. Dixon’s big brother, Jamie Foxx, introduced his sister in a moving speech and helped get the word out about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation on the Red Carpet with other celebs “Survivor” host Jeff Probst, actress Stepfanie Kramer, pro golfer David Duval, NFL champion Ed McCaffrey, NBA champion Denver Nuggets’ Chauncey Billups, and rising musical talent Eric Hutchinson.

The 2010 Ambassador for this year’s event was Katherine Vollbracht Winfield, a beautiful 15 month old with Down syndrome. Her grandparents, Leslie and Bill Vollbracht, and her parents, Alison and Kirby Winfield, Jr., were co-chairs of this year’s event, and major supporters of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

Background
One in every 733 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year. There are more than 400,000 people in the US and millions worldwide with the condition. Despite the frequency, it is the least funded genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health.

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome aims to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome and to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome throughout the world. The Institute is named in memory of Dr. Linda Crnic, in honor of her unwavering dedication to people with Down syndrome through translational research. Crnic, who died tragically in a bicycle accident in 2004, was a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Colorado Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Center. The inspiration for the establishment of the Linda Crnic Institute is Sophia Kay Whitten, the granddaughter of Anna and John J. Sie, who happens to have Down syndrome. Through the largest private contribution dedicated to people with Down syndrome in the world, the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation’s commitment of $22 million, and the Sies’ commitment to raise another $12 million ensures the Institute will be a global beacon for research and care.

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is the first national organization to house basic research, clinical research and clinical care for people with Down syndrome under one umbrella. The Institute is a collaboration of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Boulder and The Children’s Hospital. It is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., and is the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show.

In June 2010 the Institute announced its first Executive Director, world-renowned pediatrician and geneticist, Edward R. B. McCabe, MD, PhD. McCabe was most recently a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics at UCLA, the Mattel Endowed Executive Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

About The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome by supporting basic research, clinical research and clinical care. Established in 2009, the foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. The Linda Crnic Institute is the first organization in the US with the mission to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome through basic and clinical research and through clinical care. The Linda Crnic Institute incorporates scientific partners both locally and globally, with headquarters at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Colorado. To learn more about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation or the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, please visit us at http://www. coloradojetset. com.

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Saturday, September 11, 2004

DiagnosisONE Surveillance System Isolates Potential Communicable Disease Outbreaks

DiagnosisONE Surveillance System Isolates Potential Communicable Disease Outbreaks

DiagnosisONE is contracted to deploy its D1.Surveillance disease surveillance system across the territory of Puerto Rico. The system will help public health officials access, collect and report data about real or potential outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles, avian flu or dengue fever. In the future, DiagnosisONE's surveillance system will assist public health officials and care providers during such outbreaks. DiagnosisONE's system will connect laboratories, physicians' offices, emergency rooms and hospitals, and make reports and test results available to epidemiologists for review. With the DiagnosisONE surveillance system in place, officials will be able to isolate outbreaks more quickly.

Nashua, NH (PRWEB) October 25, 2007

DiagnosisONE today announced that it has been contracted to deploy its D1.Surveillance disease surveillance system across the territory of Puerto Rico. The system will help public health officials access, collect and report data about real or potential outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles, avian flu or dengue fever.

Just last month, a warning of a dengue fever outbreak was announced for Puerto Rico by the Centers for Disease Control. In the future, DiagnosisONE's surveillance system will assist public health officials and care providers during such outbreaks. DiagnosisONE's system will connect laboratories, physicians' offices, emergency rooms and hospitals, and make reports and test results available to epidemiologists for review. With the DiagnosisONE surveillance system in place, officials will be able to isolate outbreaks more quickly.

"DiagnosisONE is pleased to be the leader in this public health initiative," said Mansoor Khan, CEO of DiagnosisONE. "The D1.Surveillance system removes all the manual processes with their attendant risks and errors, and replaces them with our state-of-the-art solutions to help public health officials identify outbreaks and coordinate responses."

"The earlier you can catch a communicable disease, the more impact you will have on the control of its spreading through a population," he added.

D1.Surveillance is a HL7 3.0-based product that uses all web interfaces and is easily and quickly deployed. Significantly, it contains easy-to-use interfaces that allow for mapping between its standard ICD-9, CPT, LOINC and SNOMED code sets and codes used by hospitals and laboratories.

In today's connected world, the capacity for easy and frequent international travel assists in the rapid spread of disease, including disease spread intentionally by terrorists, creates the need for an early warning system such as D1.Surveillance. The D1.Surveillance system is currently used by the Massachusetts Bureau of Communicable Disease Control as well as the Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute. It will be fully deployed throughout Puerto Rico in 2008.

About DiagnosisONE
DiagnosisONE, an innovative leader in the healthcare IT industry, develops and markets Intelligent Connectivity Solutions. Those solutions allow customers in the clinical and public health environments to collect data from disparate sources, apply clinical and bioterrorism rules to those data, and deliver the resulting information to care providers and decision-makers. DiagnosisONE's customers include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous state departments of health, integrated delivery networks, health plans and health systems. For more information, visit the web site, www. diagnosisone. com.

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Office 2007 Ribbon Customization, RibbonX Made Simple

Office 2007 Ribbon Customization, RibbonX Made Simple

Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon using RibbonX just got easier with the release of RibbonX For Dummies.

Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) September 28, 2007

Wiley Publishing, Inc. has released the first book dedicated to customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon and finding solutions for a legacy VBA programs that may be affected by the Office 2007 Ribbon interface -- the most radical change to the Microsoft Office interface, ever. RibbonX For Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; ISBN 978-0-470-16994-0; August 27, 2007; $29.99) addresses VBA programmer concerns about the effect that the Office 2007 Ribbon will have on their customized templates and business-critical custom applications and teaches Office power users how to customize the Office 2007 Ribbon.

RibbonX For Dummies will have readers taking advantage of this radical new interface which is designed to make for easier discovery of application features, a shorter user learning curve and speedier work. Written in the Dummies friendly, easy-to-understand style, the book shows programmers how to build applications with the Office Ribbon. This book will show simpler examples in VBA and create complex examples in VB. NET and C# and is presented in four phases:
An Overview of RibbonX Interacting with the Ribbon Creating RibbonX Applications Converting Existing Toolbars and Macros

RibbonX For Dummies will also introduce readers to ten new tasks you can perform with RibbonX and plenty of resources to work with. The book was written by John Paul Mueller, the bestselling author of 73 technical books. John has a loyal following based on the clarity of his programming examples and maintains an e-mail list of more than 500 loyal VBA programming customers whom he polled about their interest in this topic.

To book an author appearance or interview, please contact Ashley Evens, (201) 748-6702 or aevens@wiley. com. Check out the book online here: http://www. dummies. com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/productCd-047016994X. html (http://www. dummies. com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/productCd-047016994X. html)

About the Author
John Paul Mueller (La Valle, WI) is a writer, technical editor and consultant. He has authored and co-authored 73 books and over 300 articles on various topics, including networking, artificial intelligence, database management and programming. John contributes articles to magazines such as InformIT, DevSource, Visual Studio Developer, and asp. netPro. He also writes a monthly newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing.

About For Dummies
With near universal name recognition, more than 150 million books in print and over 900-plus topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the N. Y. Times as "more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times," For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, grilling kits, business software, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit Dummies. com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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