Monday, January 31, 2005

Protus Voice Broadcast Enables Effective Communications Between Businesses and Customers

Protus Voice Broadcast Enables Effective Communications Between Businesses and Customers

Voice broadcast service introduced to contact centers delivers valuable information to thousands of customers in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Ottawa (PRWEB) December 1, 2006

Protus IP Solutions introduces Protus Voice broadcast services for Conact Centers. Time is money and information is key. These two rules of business can clash in a call center (http://www. protus. com/index. asp? pg=18) environment where thousands of customers need to be given information within a limited window of opportunity but the number of representatives who can initiate calls is finite. Protus offers a tool to solve these seeming contradictions in customer relationship management.

Protus Voice is a complete end-to-end voice broadcast (http://www. protus. com/index. asp? pg=18) solution that is the most cost-effective and efficient way to deliver messages and notifications to thousands of customers at the same time. Unlike more expensive mediums such as television, radio or direct mail, voice broadcasting allows users to change messages, giving them the flexibility to change and tweak messaging and marketing outreach while improving response rates. Protus Voice can also be set to connect customers with live agents when required.

SMT Direct Marketing is one example of a company that has found this solution effective. For the last 10 years, SMT Direct Marketing has been a leader in providing premier outsourced contact center services (http://www. protus. com/index. asp? pg=18) across multiple sectors on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. The company specializes in high-touch industries such as financial services, telecom, retail and healthcare. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, SMT Direct has addition contact centers in India, Pakistan, Dubai, and Mexico/Latin America.

"With Protus Voice Broadcast, we are able to provide customers with information they need to know in a short time frame without overburdening our call center resources," says Tony Nadra, president and CEO of SMT Direct Marketing. "We know this solution works because our customer response to the voice messages has been more than double the accepted industry rate as compared to the traditional industry channels."

Protus Voice also makes financial and logistical sense for SMT Direct Marketing because the entire service is hosted. "We don't have to purchase any additional equipment or software," adds Nadra.

The Protus solution includes multiple features that are easy to use. Businesses can create, schedule, launch and track voice campaigns via a simple web based interface. Adjustable dates, times and delivery of messages are among the options available for voice broadcast. The application also allows for flexible voice message (http://www. protus. com/index. asp? pg=14) recording with prerecorded sound files or live recording and the ability to conduct interactive surveys and questionnaires, allowing for instant feedback and real-time online reporting.

"Businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve customer relationships without overburdening resources or finances," says Joseph Nour CEO, Protus IP Solutions. "Protus Voice gives businesses the ability to get to all the right customers at the right time with the right information, and in a way that stands out."

About Protus

Protus IP Solutions - a high-growth application service provider - offers value-added Internet fax (http://www. myfax. com) communication and voice messaging services (http://www. protus. com/index. asp? pg=14) to businesses around the world. Since 1997 leading companies in the finance, insurance, real estate, pharmaceutical and retail industries have trusted their outsourced communication needs to our reliable service. We manage 780 million faxes per year, we deliver 375,000 pages per hour, and we dial 500,000 calls per hour. On-line Internet fax services targeting Personal, Small Business and Corporate users are sold under the brand name MyFax. Protus solutions are sold both directly and through a network of worldwide partners, including major service providers. Additional information is available at www. protus. com or www. myfax. com.

For more information, please contact:

Sue Rutherford, Protus IP Solutions Inc.

613 -733-0000 x 519

Tracy Shryer, Tech Image

847-279-0022 x230

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DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet Welcomes a New Look for its Website, CarbRiteDiet. com

DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet Welcomes a New Look for its Website, CarbRiteDiet. com

DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet launched a new dedicated website for the sugar-free and low-carb lifestyle, CarbRiteDiet. com. Now CarbRiteDiet. com includes expert advice on low-carb dieting and cooking, a convenient and secure way to order products, a store locator, and many delicious low-carb recipes.

(PRWEB) December 9, 2004

DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet launched a new dedicated website for the sugar-free and low-carb lifestyle, CarbRiteDiet. com. DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet offers a variety of low-carb and gluten-free products that are completely free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors or preservatives. Now the lifestyle-driven CarbRiteDiet. com includes expert advice on low-carb dieting and cooking, a convenient and secure way to order products, a store locator, and many delicious low-carb recipes.

The DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet website features articles written by experts in low-carb dieting and living. CarbRiteDiet. comÂ’s contributors include freelance writers who have published successful low-carb cookbooks, numerous reviews on low-carb books and who have been low-carbing for years. Among other authors, CarbRiteDiet. comÂ’s articles are written by Jason Budsock who earned a BA in nutritional science from Rutgers University, Julie Westly, the author of a very successful low-carb ebook published in 2002 and numerous low-carb newsletters, and Cherie Davidson, a freelancer who has been writing and living low carb for several years. Articles on CarbRiteDiet. com are updated monthly to offer consumers up-to-date dieting advice and keep them informed about news and research in the low-carb industry.

CarbRiteDiet. comÂ’s visitors can also download dozens of delicious low-carb recipes that have been kitchen-tested by dedicated low-carbers of the DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet team. Here you can get recipes for healthy and delicious meals to compliment your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just to name a few, DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet offers original recipes for cantaloupe and tomato salad, Thai shrimp dip, Asian roasted chicken, Florentine stuffed meatloaf, teriyaki burgers and, for dessert, death by fudge brownies and scrumptious berry squares.

CarbRiteDiet. com offers a secure and convenient way to order products online. Now consumers can take advantage of special offers and purchase any DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet products: high protein/low carb bars, sugar-free chocolate bars, sugar-free chocolate-covered rice cakes, supplements, bake mixes and delicious smoothies.

DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet now features a store locator to find retail outlets carrying DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet products in the Unites States. The DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet store locator is continuously updated to offer the most current information to our consumers. 

DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet is a line of great tasting, healthy sugar-free bars that are specifically tailored to the needs of low-carb dieters. DoctorÂ’s CarbRite bars are also lab-certified gluten-free and can be used as part of a gluten-free diet. DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet products have no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, fractionated oils, or trans fats. DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet offers healthy alternatives to foods that are high in saturated fat, trans fats, and carbohydrates. DoctorÂ’s CarbRite Diet products can be found at WegmanÂ’s, Whole Foods, RaleyÂ’s Supermarket, Fred Meyer, Food Lion, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and other fine health food stores nationwide as well as internationally. For more information, please visit www. CarbRiteDiet. com or call 800-872-0101.

For Further Information:

Contact Person: Lena Kulyanda

Lena@UniversalNutrition. com

Phone: 732-545-3130, 800-872-0101

Fax: 732-509-0458

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

TooNiceStocks Initiates Coverage on Upcoming Crucial FDA Clinical Trial Results for Guided Therapeutics Inc

TooNiceStocks Initiates Coverage on Upcoming Crucial FDA Clinical Trial Results for Guided Therapeutics Inc.

TooNiceStocks. com, a premier investment blog that “finds the value in the undervalued” companies has initiated independent research on Guided Therapeutics Inc. Please visit http://www. TooniceStocks. com to view the full world famous due diligence report.

New York, NY (Vocus) March 17, 2010

PinkSheets traded Guided Therapeutics Inc. (GT) announced on 2/23/2010, their upcoming release of crucial results of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal clinical trial for their LightTouch(TM) Non-invasive Cervical Cancer Detection System. TooNiceStocks sees a bullish rally occurring as this revolutionary Cancer Detection System has 5 leading doctors scheduled to present at the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology biennial meeting, taking place from March 24 - 27, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV.

Technicals: Guided Therapeutics Inc. definitely has the breakout potential. If we look back to the chart in November 2009, a bullish outbreak occurred on 11/23/09 and GT reached a 52-week high of $1.70. Can GT be an easy double from this point? With the looming FDA data next week and a low float of shares in the public, this might very well be the case. Looking back 30 days, GT has moved up comfortably from $.80 to an intraday high of $1.10 recently. GT is trading above its 13 day moving average, which is considered to be the sign of a bullish trend. In addition, there is added weight to this indication because the moving average is rising and suggests that there has been buying interest in this stock. GT closed above the trigger point for the Parabolic SAR and is currently registering a bullish signal.

Due Diligence: Guided Therapeutics Inc. currently sits on 16 U. S. Patents (You can view all 16 patents in detail by viewing the full due diligence report at http://www. TooNiceStocks. com). If the results of the FDA pivotal clinical trial data are impressive, we will see GT jump leaps and bounds. Should the panel of 5 leading doctors agree that LightTouch(TM) is adequate, then perhaps they have a breakthrough. The Cervical Cancer Market is immense and shows no signs of slowing down in the cancer market. Marketresearch. com states that, “forecasts show significant growth until 2016, GlobalData has estimated the global cervical cancer market to be valued at $1.8 billion in 2009. It is expected to grow to $4.1 billion by 2016, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.9% between 2009 and 2016.” This growth is primarily attributed to increased competition among the existing cervical cancer treatments, vaccines, and detection systems in the market. On the financing side, the National Cancer Institute granted GT $2.5 Million to commercialize noninvasive cervical cancer detection devices. Furthermore GT recently received new funding commitment from Konica Minolta Opto, Inc. in expanding cancer detection product lines, a commitment expected to be worth $1.59 Million over a 12 month period. Most importantly in the BusinessWire news release, Mark L. Faupel, Ph. D., President and CEO of GT stated “We are pleased that the presentation authors, all of whom are leaders in women’s health care, support the LightTouch technology and have agreed to speak to its potential for the early detection of cervical cancer.”

Digging Deeper: TooNiceStocks. com was able to talk with a high level Biotech Professional in the Cervical Cancer Industry. That professional stated that “one of their patents, which describes their technology, is unlike the unsuccessful light based approaches for non-invasive glucose testing. Their approach is to image the tissue looking for morphologic and biochemical changes in the underlying tissue. The failure of the glucose testing is the overall precision of the test result and a means to calibrate the system. In this case they are looking for differences in the tissue based on returned light (fluorescence and reflected light). They are not looking for a specific value and the normal tissue can act as a means of calibration or background signal. I think LightTouch™ system has some real potential but the clinical trials will be the key to their success.” Should results be overwhelming strong, we will retest the 52-week high and most likely create new highs, as we will not see Guided Therapeutics, Inc. traded at these current levels ever again. So many uncertainties yet one thing is certain, that the rally has begun for GT.

“Finding Value in the Undervalued.” – http://www. TooNiceStocks. com

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Avaya Platinum Partner Merrill & Associates Continues To Grow Technical and Engineering Resources by Adding Sam Samari

Avaya Platinum Partner Merrill & Associates Continues To Grow Technical and Engineering Resources by Adding Sam Samari

Merrill & Associates has hired former Avaya employee Sam Samari to lead Program Management and systems integration for the Avaya Platinum Partner

Brea, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2009

Merrill & Associates a Platinum Avaya Partner and Solutions Provider today announced a key component to their technical team to further increase their efforts around unified communications and applications. Mike Merrill, President and CEO, made the announcement.

"As our industry continues to evolve and applications become focal points of their business, we must ensure that our clients have the necessary technical resources available to them," said Mike Merrill, President and CEO. "We have always believed in having these resources in house as opposed to contracting them, and these additions help to keep within that model."

About Sam Samari:

Sam Samari, Sr. Program Manager - With more than 20 years of experience as a Program Manager, Sam joins Merrill after 2 years with Avaya. He has delivered more than 20 large-scale contact center (inbound, outbound, and blended media) and CTI/CRM projects using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), deploying skills-based routing in customer service organizations, for over 40,000 contact center agents.

Before joining Avaya, Mr. Samari was a consultant, and previously worked as a Senior Manager at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where he helped create packaged CRM solutions for CGEY's concept of Touchpoint Integration. He also delivered several sophisticated solutions based on the Siebel CRM, mySAP CRM, and Genesys Labs suite of applications. Before CGEY, he worked as a Director of Contact Center Practice at Cambridge Technology Partners for the West Coast. Mr. Samari also held a variety of positions at Genesys Telecommunications Labs, a CTI middleware developer, and Fujitsu Business Communication Systems, a switch maker.

Mr. Samari's solution delivery and program management experience cover the areas of contact center assessment, business process re-engineering, functional analysis, technology and infrastructure implementation, BI reporting and dash-boarding, VoIP/PBX/CTI implementation including Genesys' HA-enabled suite of CTI/GVP/Reporting products, Avaya Media Servers, Nortel Meridian M-1 switch, Cisco Call Manager v4.2 switch, customization of mySAP and Siebel CRM products, web-enabled self-service systems, as well as a wide variety of Avaya and Avaya-Partner products such as NICE Perform, and Verint/Witness voice recorders. He is expertly familiar with project delivery using Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology. He has managed projects in Financial Services (retail banking, brokerage, money management, home mortgage, credit card collections), Insurance (health, auto, property and casualty), Energy and Utilities, Oil and Gas, Consumer Packaged Goods, Automotive, Telecommunications, Call Center Outsourcing, and High Tech. Mr. Samari has directed projects with resources in excess of 25 persons, and costing over $30 million.

Merrill & Associates is a leading provider of end-to-end communications services including Unified Communications (UC), Voice over IP, convergence, mobility, and contact centers. They also specialize in consulting, design, implementation, maintenance, and technical support services. As a Platinum Avaya Business Partner, Merrill works closely with Avaya and other strategic partners such as Cisco, Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, NetIQ, Polycom, and Tandberg, to integrate the latest hardware, software, video and applications into leading-edge business solutions.

"Sam brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise in working with contact centers and multi-vendor integration," said Lenin Rodriguez, CTO. "Bringing Sam on board, helps to raise the level of Professional Services and value that we can bring to our clients."

About Merrill & Associates:

Founded in 1989 Merrill & Associates is a Platinum Avaya Business Partner and has strategic partnerships with Cisco, Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, NetIQ, Polycom, Tandberg and many others. Merrill delivers scalable, cost-effective solutions tailored to a customers communications needs. They provide end-to-end support from design, implementation, testing, maintenance, and technical support.

Http://www. merrillusa. com (http://www. merrillusa. com)

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PUMGO The Most Unique Sports Gift For This Christmas

PUMGO The Most Unique Sports Gift For This Christmas

The name PUMGO comes from the words pump-and-go. PUMGO is a unique combinaiton of a bike and skatebord. Invented by Dr. Hui Yan, a research scientist from the Emory University School of Medicine, Pumgo made the idea of a push-free skateboard spring to life. Will PUMGOing become a popular sport? Find out by taking a test ride.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 8, 2005

"Think of it as surfing on land.” This simple idea created a new spin on the way people think about ride-on toys. Invented by Dr. Hui Yan, a research scientist from the Emory University School of Medicine, Pumgo made the idea of a push-free skateboard spring to life.

Since its inception, Pumgo has been sold by specialty toy stores like FAO Swartz in the United States, and Tokyo Hands and Nissen in Japan. In the near future, Pumgo will be making its way to the Europe after having passed the required safety and quality tests in United Kingdom.

How does Pumgo work? Its patented 4-Wheel-Drive and all-wheel steering system allow the rider to cruise along with a simple pumping motion, similar to a see-saw. Pumgo is great for hard, flat surfaces and can reach speeds of up to 10 mph. Adjustable steering and a detachable brake give riders the freedom to customize Pumgo to make a perfect fit. Kids 7 and up and even parents can enjoy Pumgo. The large wheels and shock springs provide a smooth ride so you don’t have to worry about bumps along the way.

Pumgo is not only a great way to have fun; it’s also an excellent way to get a good work out. The Pumping motion is similar to walking up stairs. Riding Pumgo is a great cardiovascular and leg-muscle workout. Both kids and adults can get outside and have a blast without even having to think about exercise (it’s included!).

Is it hard to learn how to ride Pumgo? Not at all. Most kids learn how to ride in about 5 minutes and no skateboard experience is necessary. In fact the similarities between skateboards and Pumgo are quite limited. Both use the same style of deck (the board itself) and both ride along hard surfaces on four wheels. Beyond that, Pumgo is an entirely new experience.

Despite the simplicity of riding Pumgo, some people still have trouble finding their balance. This problem is easily solved with the Pumgo detachable tether, which attaches to the front of the board and gives new riders something to hold on to while they are familiarizing themselves with Pumgo.

Pumgo has caught the eye of several media sources including CBS News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Time Magazine for Kids, Washington Post and Washington Times. Most recently, Pumgo has been featured in the November edition of Boy’s Life magazine, the official youth magazine of the Boy Scouts of America and will also be featured in the December edition of Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Time Magazine for Kids turned its attention to PUMGO in exclaiming, “Look, Mom. No feet!” Time For Kids hails Pumgo: “You never have to put your foot on the ground to move Land Surf's PUMGO, the world's first push-free skateboard. Just rock back and forth on the board, and off you'll go!”

In the article, “Let’s Go Out and Play”, the Washington Post reports “there was high praise... for the Pumgo Push-Free Cruiser -- no tester had seen a skateboard quite like it… Cole Montgomery, 11, an expert on regular skateboards, found the Pumgo challenging, but soon he and Robin Smith were zooming along smoothly. ‘Cole, I got it,’ said Robin, 11. ‘Just lean forward.’”

Pumgo’s health benefits were commended by the Washington Times in an article entitled, “Toys to get you up and at 'em”. While reviewing new toys that provide a healthy alternative to video games, Pumgo was chosen as the first pick:

“This reporter's favorite? The ‘all skate, no push’ skateboard by Pumgo, of Atlanta, Ga., which one gets going by alternately pumping each end of the board up and down as they ride. It's a good way to exercise the thighs and so easy that even this reporter (who hasn't been on a skateboard in more than 10 years) could do it. Check it out at www. pumgo. com.”

Gender: Boys And Girls

Age: 7 and up

To order: https://www. pumgo. com/shop/showDept. asp? dept=17 (https://www. pumgo. com/shop/showDept. asp? dept=17)
For retailer: http://www. pumgo. com/Dealers2.html (http://www. pumgo. com/Dealers2.html)
News: http://www. pumgo. com/News. html (http://www. pumgo. com/News. html)

About Land Surf Inc.

Land Surf Inc. is located in Atlanta, GA. Land Surf Inc. owns PUMGO technology and is the only company manufacturing and distributing PUMGO in the world.

Land Surf Inc.

120 Interstate North Pkwy SE Ste 153

Atlanta, GA 30339-2103

1-888-PUMGO-4U

Http://www. pumgo. com (http://www. pumgo. com)

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Friday, January 28, 2005

BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Allentown, PA Announces Its Grand Opening

BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Allentown, PA Announces Its Grand Opening

Substance Specific Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy or NSRTSM is found very effective in the alleviation of symptoms associated with many chronic conditions such as allergies, asthma, migraines, chronic fatigue and a wide array of skin conditions. Currently over 300 practices throughout the country are using this holistic therapy including over 50 branded BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers.

Allentown, PA (Vocus) December 17, 2009

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of a new BioVeda Health and Wellness Center in Allentown, PA. The practitioners at this center, headed by Dr. Corey Kirshner, are successfully providing therapy for those suffering from autonomic nervous system related conditions, such as allergies (http://www. biovedawellness. com), IBS, chronic fatigue, migraines and a myriad of skin conditions including eczema, rosacea, shingles and psoriasis.

The BAX 3000 system (http://www. biovedawellness. com) which is used in this clinic consists of new state-of-the-art technology. The BAX 3000 first measures the patient’s neurological reactions to specific environmental substances presented in the form of sound via the FDA cleared DCM or Digital Conductance Meter. The substances that trigger a physiological stress spike, which is measured by the body’s impedance to each substance, are recorded and then presented back to the patient during light therapy. Light therapy conditions the autonomic nervous system to react normally to the otherwise harmless substances. This form of alternative therapy can stop the process that leads to a host of chronic and acute conditions faced by over 60% of the US population.

Thousands of patients nationwide have undergone therapy, and doctors report better than 80% of patients experienced drastically reduced or eliminated symptoms. The technology has been used successfully to address a variety of symptoms caused by the nervous system’s inappropriate response to typically harmless environmental substances such as peanuts, grass and common house pets. While not an FDA approved therapy for Autism, doctors and patients have reported significant positive changes in areas such as; speech, vocabulary size, normalized effect and the ability to communicate with others in a short period of time. BioVeda Technologies, the manufacturer of the BAX 3000, is planning clinical studies to further document the affects of this therapy and the relationship to childhood neurological disorders.

Neurological stress reduction therapy (NSRT), the groundbreaking technique that is offered at BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers™, is unique in that it combines environmental substance exposure and substance specific stress reduction therapy to reduce or eliminate inappropriate autonomic nervous system mediated responses which trigger conditions such as allergies and symptoms such as rashes, indigestion and headaches which is how the body attempts to expel toxins. This is faster than traditional
Methodologies, highly accurate in substance specific assessment, non-invasive, painless and effective. It requires no drugs, no needles and no dietary restrictions. Some foods might have to be eliminated for 24 hours depending on the diagnostic results.

The system is designed to focus on physiological stress, not to be confused with anxiety, which not only weakens the immune system, but is also the trigger for food allergies, seasonal allergies, pet allergies, asthma, eczema, migraines, shingles, celiac and numerous other auto-immune related conditions. How these specific substances affect the stress levels placed on our immune system has a direct impact on the quality of our daily lives. Nearly everyone can benefit from this type of therapy.

“My practice is a friendly, educational office and the staff is genuinely concerned about the health of our patients,” states Dr. Kirshner. “I bring the latest in health care to the office and believe that Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) is solid cutting edge technology that utilizes holistic care (http://www. biovedawellness. com) to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering from chronic conditions. My belief is that each individual must be provided with a unique and customized treatment program. Over the past 25 years, I have honed my knowledge of body mechanics, metabolic profiling and nutrition. With the introduction of the BAX-3000 into the practice, I know have the ability to help with an expanded array of health concerns.”

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers are being established across the country through BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers, LLC., based in Boca Raton, FL. Each clinic is independently owned and operated by a licensed physician. The company was established in 2009 and is committed to utilizing the technology provided by its parent company, BioVeda Technologies to provide effective and noninvasive therapeutic alternatives rooted in NSRTSM. BioVeda, which means “knowledge and wisdom of the body,” reflects the vision and commitment of the Allentown Center to alternative health care (http://www. biovedawellness. com) methods that can help thousands of patients reduce their level of suffering from common and debilitating symptoms. The BAX 3000 system has been shown to be effective with all types of substances, including seasonal reactions to hay fever, pollen, grasses and trees; environmental substances such as pollutants, chemicals, dust and dust mites; foods such as fruit, dairy, and nuts; and pets including cats and dogs, among others. More recently, the system has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of symptoms related to hot flashes, colitis, low energy and fatigue, migraines, shingles, celiac disease, eczema, autism and asthma.

“An allergy is simply an inappropriate response developed by your body as a result of a genetic predisposition or a learned negative interaction with a specific substance,” said Dr. Guy Annunziata, Chief Clinical Officer at BioVeda Technologies. “This programmed response triggers a reaction within your body. Common reactions may include the release of histamine leading to sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, headaches and difficulty breathing. However, other symptomatic diagnoses such as IBS, acid reflux, fibromyalgia and autism have also been very closely linked to underlying reactions to various substances. Once the physiological stress related to a particular substance is identified, our system works to eliminate the stress response or stop the cascade of events that lead to symptoms by training the nervous system to maintain stasis during real world exposure. Dr. Annunziata, along with the other medical practitioners at BioVeda Technologies, works closely with the wellness centers to ensure the highest level of standardization, clinical results and success rates.

Patients receive a customized treatment plan which best fit their individual symptoms and conditions; however, many patients notice significant results after receiving just a single NSRT therapeutic session. The cost for therapy is very affordable and results are long-lasting.

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers are located throughout the U. S. There is expected to be over 100 centers by the Spring of 2010. BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Allentown, PA (http://www. biovedaofallentown. com) is now open and located at 2120 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109, 1-877-411-5178, http://www. biovedaofallentown. com (http://www. biovedaofallentown. com)

Phone and onsite interviews and photo opportunities with Dr. Corey Kirshner and his associates can be booked through Joshua Kayne by email at JoshuaK(at)BioVedaTechnologies. com or by phone at (561) 322-3977. For more information, to make an appointment, or for the BioVeda Health and Wellness Center™ closest to you, call 1-877-411-5778 or visit http://www. biovedawellness. com (http://www. biovedawellness. com).

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers are committed to the advancement of therapies that are affordable and effective in the management of chronic conditions and common symptoms without the use of pharmaceutical agents.

Media Alert: Please consider BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers for stories related to the technology and advancement of drug-free therapies and neurological stress reduction therapy (http://www. biovedawellness. com) (NSRT). BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers are also available for stories and media contact in local areas throughout the country. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Joshua Kayne, Executive Vice President, 1-800-519-7640.

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The Elliott Tomlin Foundation Set to Sponsor Economic Empowerment Month Kick-Off

The Elliott Tomlin Foundation Set to Sponsor Economic Empowerment Month Kick-Off

The Elliot Tomlin Foundation will be sponsoring an Economic Empowerement Month Kick-off; on June 1, 2005 an Economic Empowerment Month After-work Networking Social Mixer kick-off will be held in collaboration with The Elliot Tomlin Foundation. The After-work Networking Social Mixer Empowerment Kick-off will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 and will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.

(PRWEB) April 18, 2005

The Elliot Tomlin Foundation will be sponsoring an Economic Empowerement Month Kick-off; on June 1, 2005 an Economic Empowerment Month After-work Networking Social Mixer kick-off will be held in collaboration with The Elliot Tomlin Foundation. The After-work Networking Social Mixer Empowerment Kick-off will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 and will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.

The Networking Social Mixer Economic Empowerment Kick-off will be held at The Trey Whitfield School located at 48-60 Williams Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11207. The After-work social will include reception, networking, cocktail, presentations, food, and raffle drawing.

The Elliot Tomlin Foundation is a non-for-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation established to commemorate the life and vision of Elliot Tomlin through empowering the abilities of children, youth, and communities to accomplish their goals and vision.

The foundation strives to provide educational scholarships to inner-city youth which would financially assist their goals and pursuits. The foundation also provides mentorship programs and health screening programs to inner-city children and community residents.

Based in East New York, Brooklyn, our goal is to reach the community with the help of Public and Private funding to provide an array of social and community programs.

Proceeds of the Economic Empowerment Kick-off support the programs of "The Elliott Tomlin Foundation.

To RSVP for the Economic Empowerment Kick-off sponsored by "The Elliot Tomlin Foundation call us today at 1.718.348.6810.

Phil Andrews

Black Business Circle

Public Relations Director

Http://www. blackbusinesscircle. com/ (http://www. blackbusinesscircle. com/)
1.718.277.5588

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Publicity and Public Relations for 'Green' Products and Services

Publicity and Public Relations for 'Green' Products and Services

Publicity and PR services are now available for the growing trend of "Green" products and services for consumers.

Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2006

GreenNews. Info is now providing national and regional publicity and public relations services for companies with “Green” products and services. “Green” products typically are sustainable, natural products that broadly include renewable energy (solar, wind), some natural and organic foods and hundreds of other products and services used by consumers in the home, including select materials used in new home construction, known as Green Building.

For many Americans, “Green” has become a lifestyle choice; a healthy way to live that respects sustainability and the environment –while supporting companies that do likewise.

GreenNews. Info is a division of Elevator Communications, a public relations company founded in 2000 by John Reed, the Creative Director.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake

Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake

The National Council is offering small emergency grants and free Mental Health First Aid training to support mental health efforts in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2010

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is offering small emergency grants and free Mental Health (http://www. thenationalcouncil. org/cs/project_helping_hands) First Aid training to support mental health efforts in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and with their loved ones in the U. S. We commend the efforts of many agencies and individuals that are providing disaster relief. Our pockets are not deep but we are standing by to help in any way we can,” Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council said.

Through its Project Helping Hands (http://www. thenationalcouncil. org/cs/donation), the National Council offers small grants to organizations working to meet the mental health needs of Haitian survivors and loved ones in the U. S. Since 2005, Project Helping Hands has supported behavioral healthcare organizations responding to emergency mental health and addictions treatment needs in the wake of disaster — hiring treatment staff, setting up emergency outreach offices, and purchasing medications and emergency equipment.

It is estimated that up to 25 to 30 percent of people in the most vulnerable communities experience the onset of trauma and mental disorders (http://www. thenationalcouncil. org/cs/about_us) in the wake of disaster. These needs usually manifest several weeks to months after a disaster, as the reality of loss and displacement sinks in. Those with pre-existing serious mental illnesses may be traumatized anew or displaced and need extra care and support.

Haitian populations in the U. S., concerned about the safety and whereabouts of any loved ones in Haiti, may also be experiencing acute anxiety and stress reactions. Further, it is likely that the U. S. will see a significant influx of surviving Haitians over the coming months and a good number will likely experience mental health issues, in addition to the challenges of settling into a new culture.

Free Mental Health First Aid USA (http://www. MentalHealthFirstAid. org (http://www. MentalHealthFirstAid. org)) training is available for volunteers headed to help in Haiti in the coming months and for community groups and caring citizens working with Haitian populations in the U. S.

Mental Health First Aid USA — a collaboration of the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health — equips members of the public with skills and resources to help someone developing a mental health problem or save someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Those trained in Mental Health First Aid can recognize the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and connect persons in need with appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support.

Those who wish to support the Haiti disaster mental health response may donate to the National Council’s Project Helping Hands at http://www. thenationalcouncil. org/cs/project_helping_hands (http://www. thenationalcouncil. org/cs/project_helping_hands).

The National Council is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,700 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country.

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National Caribbean-American Health AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD)

National Caribbean-American Health AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD)

CPIC, INC Introduces the first National Caribbean American Health/AIDS Awareness Day

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 8, 2006

On Thursday June 8, 2006 Caribbean-Americans / Caribbean immigrants and community based organizations nationwide will respond to the health disparities facing people of color especially Caribbean Immigrants in the first observance of National Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD). NCAHAAD is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United States and its territories, to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved. It is also a time to reflect, memorialize and show compassion for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is a day of hope for the future of a Caribbean and Caribbean American community with available preventive health care as a daily part of life and a Caribbean Diaspora free of AIDS.

The first annual NCHAAD was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health education, evaluation, and opportunities for involvement. The goal is to beat the odds and to ensure that we cultivate a health conscious atmosphere within our communities. This day is a part of a National effort to get Caribbean-Americans to get educated, get evaluated, get treated and get involved with their health decisions, as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Cancer, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular diseases continues to negatively affect the Caribbean communities resulting in premature deaths.

According to the Centers for Disease Control the Ten Leading Causes of Death in the U. S. (2001) Blacks and African Americans are as follows (Source: Health, U. S., 2003):

Cardiovascular Disease •Cancer

Stroke Unintentional injuries Diabetes •Homicide

•HIV/AIDS

•Chronic lower respiratory disease

•Nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome and Nephrosis

•Septicemia

The following organizations led by CPIC Inc serve as the leadership council and are responsible for planning the NCAHAAD 2006 events.

•Caribbean People International Inc, New York

•Academic Professional Consultants (APC), New York

•Anne Blue Health Care Agency, New York

•Counterpart International, Washington DC

•Associates in Infectious Disease, Florida

•DESKAN, Georgia

•Church Avenue Merchants Block Association (CAMBA), New York

•Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporation (Prince William Alumnae chapter) Virginia

For a list of health facilities/professional participating in this program please visit our website.

Www. caribbeanhealthaidsday. com

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Dugger Named Partner At Stewart & Stimmel

Dugger Named Partner At Stewart & Stimmel

The health care law firm of Stewart & Stimmel L. L.P. is pleased to announce that R. Keith Dugger has been named partner in the firmÂ’s Dallas office.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 5, 2005

The health care law firm of Stewart & Stimmel L. L.P. is pleased to announce that R. Keith Dugger has been named partner in the firmÂ’s Dallas office.

Mr. Dugger joined Stewart & Stimmel in January 2002 where he has advised clients on a full range of health care-related issues. He has been instrumental in the development and management of the firmÂ’s regulatory and transactional practice group, and regularly works closely with the firmÂ’s clients to assist in identifying and addressing key operational issues affecting their facilities.

“Keith is a wonderful attorney who will make an excellent partner in our firm,” says Stewart & Stimmel co-founder James “Mac” Stewart. “His expertise in federal and state health care regulations makes him invaluable to clients as well as an important member of our team.”

Mr. Dugger has addressed such matters as:

• Fraud and Abuse analysis

• HIPAA and medical record privacy and access

• Hospital/physician joint ventures

• Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement

“I am tremendously honored to be named partner at this firm,” says Mr. Dugger. “My plan is to continue to build on the vision that Stewart & Stimmel has to become the best legal counsel to the health care industry.”

Prior to joining Stewart & Stimmel, Mr. Dugger was a partner in the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P. C. He earned his B. A. in English from Oklahoma State University in 1992, and his J. D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996. Mr. Dugger holds membership in both the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Missouri and is a former director of the Young Lawyers Section of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. Also, he was named a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by D Magazine in 2004.

With offices in Dallas, Houston and Tyler, Stewart & Stimmel, L. L.P. specializes in providing legal services to hospitals, physicians and other types of health care providers. For more information, visit the firmÂ’s Web site at www. stewartstimmel. com.

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New Book: The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction

New Book: The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction

This is an in-depth examination of addiction science and medical treatments for drug dependence and alcoholism, written by an experienced science and business journalist.

Nevis, MN (PRWEB) April 28, 2009

''The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction'' by Dirk Hanson, is a new book for anyone concerned with the care and healing of addiction, substance abuse, and the latest advances in the area of addiction science. Author Hanson has written a vital resource for friends and families of addicts and alcoholics, as well as health groups and substance abuse professionals.

The amazing growth of addiction science has led to new understandings about the biochemical, emotional, and cognitive processes that give rise to substance addiction. In this accessible and straightforward examination, ''The Chemical Carousel'' looks at the history of drug use, and abuse; the drugs themselves; treatment methods; and alternate approaches to addiction, while presenting the compelling and surprising advances that have changed the landscape of addiction science. Written with the layperson in mind, this book is a must read for anyone interested in addiction, its causes, and its challenges.

Extended Description

Isn't substance abuse really about weak wills and low self-esteem? Is addiction really a medical condition? Can addicts be cured? Journalist and author Dirk Hanson responds to these and other critical questions about substance abuse, addiction science, and human nature in his eminently accessible and groundbreaking new book, ''The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction.''

Addicts have traditionally been taught to think of themselves the way Franz Kafka thought of himself in relation to his own disease: ''Secretly I don't believe this illness to be tuberculosis... but rather a sign of my general bankruptcy." Despite decades of official recognition of the disease model of addiction, the traditional view of the addict as an immature and irresponsible person, short on will power, low on self-esteem, and forever at the mercy of his or her "addictive personality," is still alive and well. Moreover, this outmoded view works at cross-purposes with the goal of helping addicts recognize the need for treatment.

In ''The Chemical Carousel,'' science writer Dirk Hanson takes the reader on a voyage through the heady world of addiction science, from the lab to the clinic to the junky on the street. Hanson explains the workings of common neurotransmitters and documents the direct effect drugs and alcohol produce on the reward pathways of the brain. He shows how scientists and treatment professionals have finally given us an answer to the perennial question about addiction: Why can't those people just say no?

Written in plain English with the layperson in mind, ''The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction'' presents a thoughtful, compassionate, and straightforward examination of a subject many find arcane and mysterious, but one that takes a huge toll on human lives and national economies worldwide. If you are concerned about addiction, its impact, and the hope for its eventual cure, then ''The Chemical Carousel'' is an essential resource and a must read.

Author Biography

Dirk Hanson is a freelance science writer and the author of "The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction." He is also the author of ''The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution.'' He has worked as a business and technology reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog.

Facts from the book

As many as 30 percent of suicides every year may come from the nation's pool of about 22 million alcoholics. Half of all emergency room patients with multiple fractures are alcoholics, according to research by prominent alcohol investigator George Vaillant. Female alcoholics develop liver diseases like cirrhosis more frequently than men do. Alcohol loses most its rewarding properties when brain receptors for opiates are blocked.

--Large numbers of addicted cigarette smokers suffer from clinical depression. Smoking a single cigarette has been likened by one nicotine researcher to ''lighting a match in a gasoline factory.'' Women who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day face an 80 per cent greater risk of developing breast cancer, compared to non-smoking women. Roughly one out of every three women of childbearing age was a cigarette smoker in 1991. Former Surgeon General Everett Koop said tobacco smoking results in ''a thousand funerals a day.''

--Large doses of methamphetamine can trigger psychotic episodes indistinguishable from schizophrenia. Vigabatrin, a drug for the treatment of epilepsy, may turn out to be the first government-approved treatment for meth addiction.

--Recent studies have documented the existence of severe caffeine addicts, who suffer significant depression and impaired cognition for several months following termination of coffee drinking.

--Mice that have been genetic altered so that they lack the ability to taste sweet foods still prefer sugar water to regular water. And PET scans of former bulimics (men suffer from it, too) disclosed that they showed a marked decrease in serotonin binding at 5HT receptors, compared to healthy, age-matched women.

--Between 3 and 7 percent of Americans are "poor metabolizers" due to a genetic variant for the enzyme CYP2D6. For them, the recommended drug dosage can be far too high.

--A significant percentage of regular marijuana users report that they suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms when they abstain completely from pot.

For more information:
Dirk Hanson
218-365-6277
Website URL: http://www. dirkhanson. org (http://www. dirkhanson. org)
Blog URL: http://addiction-dirkh. blogspot. com (http://addiction-dirkh. blogspot. com)
Amazon book page:
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Monday, January 24, 2005

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Acupuncture = Greater Conception Success

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Acupuncture = Greater Conception Success

New program helps to increase chances of fertility.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2006

In a report that can be found in the “Fertility and Sterility” journal (Spring, 2002) published by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, it was published that the use of acupuncture to assist successful IVF conception increases the chances of successful implantation. “What Traditional Chinese Medicine has known for thousands of years is now being revealed via research and published study”, says Laurie Morse, a Licensed Acupuncturist. Another study performed by Cornell University (December, 2002) that can be found in “Fertility and Sterility” stated, “Acupuncture provides encouraging data regarding its potential positive effect on implantation.”

This is good news for the increasing numbers of couples trying to conceive. According to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, it is estimated that currently, more than 1 in 6 couples are unable to conceive without some form of medical intervention. Acupuncture is non-toxic and relatively affordable, thus deserves serious consideration when trying to get pregnant.

In addition to acupuncture, there are a few other important considerations for conception. Your daily diet and mindset also have an important impact on successful conception so be sure to eat healthy. According to Ms. Morse, there are several things a woman who is trying to conceive has direct control over via her daily decisions. These choices can potentially save her money in the long run, whether utilizing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) or going about conception naturally. “It’s vital to take seriously those aspects of your health you have control over in order to optimize fertility,” says Morse.

The good news is that for women who are unsure about which choices support optimal fertility, there is a self-guided program called My Fertility Success. This program provides those seeking to get pregnant with a step-by-step process for turning their infertility switch off and their fertility switch on.

For more information about the program, visit www. MyFertilitySuccess. com

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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Les Stettner Analyzes Health Care Stance of Democratic and Republican Presidential Candidates

Les Stettner Analyzes Health Care Stance of Democratic and Republican Presidential Candidates

Les Stettner released his analyses today on the health care stance of Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on his blog at: http://lesstettner. blogspot. com/

Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) September 4, 2007

Les Stettner, CEO of Longevity Benefits, released his analyses today on the health care stance of Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on his blog at: http://lesstettner. blogspot. com/ (http://lesstettner. blogspot. com/)

Governor Mitt Romney: There is no substance here... only disaster.

Senator John McCain: Lost on this issue.

Senator Sam Brownback: Thanks for nothing.

Senator Mike Huckabee: Mike, you do not have a clue.

Mr. Rudy Giuliani: ... proposed the most innovative Republican position on health care reform.

Senator Joe Biden: Not a clue.

Senator Chris Dodd: ... looking forward to more specifics from the Dodd campaign...

Senator Barack Obama: ... has taken a position on many of the issues, but is not very convincing about how changes would get done.

Senator Hillary Clinton: ... has the drive, perseverance and vision of a leader who can reform health care in America.

"Changes to the health care system are going to be costly and painful," says Stettner. "Whatever side you take, be well."

Stettner is closely monitoring the Presidential candidates and will be moderating commentary on the subject of health care in the U. S., which will be receiving increased scrutiny as the elections of 2008 approach.

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ASPCA Rescues 25 Dogs from Horrific Conditions in Ga

ASPCA Rescues 25 Dogs from Horrific Conditions in Ga.

Alleged fighting dogs left to starve

New York, NY (Vocus) February 18, 2010

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), under the authority of the Washington County, Ga. Sheriff’s Office, today removed 25 alleged fighting and breeding dogs from a 25-acre property near Sandersville, Ga.

Working in conjunction with teams from United Animal Nations and Sumter DART (Disaster Animal Response Team), the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team removed 25 dogs from the property at 1750 Ohoopee Church Rd., approximately 130 miles southeast of Atlanta. At least 25 emaciated dogs were discovered, chained to tire axles and posts that dotted the property, and another 27 were found dead and in various stages of decomposition.

“It’s bad enough that these dogs were treated cruelly and raised in horrible conditions,” said Tim Rickey, the ASPCA’s Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “But to leave them like this to starve is incomprehensible and speaks exactly to the kinds of heinous crimes the ASPCA fights day in and day out.”

Washington County authorities intend to arrest the caretaker of the animals, who claims that the original owner of the dogs did not provide them with adequate food and other necessities. Other arrests and animal cruelty charges are anticipated.

“This has been going on for much too long,” said Washington County Sheriff Thomas Smith. “We are committed to fighting animal cruelty in all its forms.”

“We are grateful to be able to respond to this situation, and for the agencies assisting us,” said Deputy Lynn Schlup of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, who contacted the ASPCA approximately three weeks ago for assistance. She said none of the dogs were current on vaccinations.

The dogs were transferred to an emergency shelter at an undisclosed location in Washington County provided by Vanguard Associates. They will be triaged by ASPCA veterinarians Dr. Melinda Merck and Dr. Robert Reisman, along ASPCA veterinary technicians, and assisted by Dr. Jason Byrd, Associate Director of the Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The dogs will be cared for at the temporary shelter by volunteers of United Animal Nations until a forfeiture hearing.

All of the dogs are emaciated and undernourished; some are suffering from untreated injures, respiratory problems and open wounds. Tethered by log chains, the dogs were discovered without food, water or adequate shelter, shivering in the freezing temperatures.

Authorities believe that the dogs rescued were used for fighting. “They bear the battle scars consistent with those of fighting dogs,” Rickey said. “Being on log chains 24/7 is no way to live,” he added. “These dogs have lived a miserable life, and are just as starved for human contact.”

On-Scene Media Contacts:
Anita Kelso Edson; (646) 522-5056; anitae(at)aspca(dot)org
Alison Zaccone; (347) 578-2242; alisonz(at)aspca(dot)org

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Contacts:
Sheriff Thomas Smith or Major Calvin Hatcher; 478-552-4795
Deputy Lynn Schlup; 478-247-3536

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c] [3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit http://www. aspca. org.

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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Pacific Coast Ultrasound Says Expectant Moms Will Get Special Mothers' Day Glimpse of 'Baby' with 3D and 4D Elective Ultrasound Previews - Special Pricing Packages Offered

Pacific Coast Ultrasound Says Expectant Moms Will Get Special Mothers' Day Glimpse of 'Baby' with 3D and 4D Elective Ultrasound Previews - Special Pricing Packages Offered

Expectant moms tired of all the hype for Mother's Day and feeling left out because their baby's due date is still week's way are taking action this year at Los Alamitos, CA-based Pacific Coast Ultrasound, a certified independent diagnostic facility that specializes in 3D/4D limited diagnostic/elective ultrasounds. Expectant mothers are planning to get an advanced gift from their unborn child this year by taking advantage of the state of the art technical advancements of 3D/4D ultrasounds to peak at their baby's first real-time movements inside the womb, according to Darlene Ginnett, RDMS, CEO and founder of Pacific Coast Ultrasound, Los Alamitos, CA.

Los Alamitos, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2007

Expectant moms tired of all the hype for Mother's Day and feeling left out because their baby's due date is still week's way are taking action this year at Los Alamitos, CA-based Pacific Coast Ultrasound, a certified independent diagnostic facility that specializes in 3D/4D limited diagnostic/elective ultrasounds. Expectant mothers are planning to get an advanced gift from their unborn child this year by taking advantage of the state of the art technical advancements of 3D/4D ultrasounds to peak at their baby's first real-time movements inside the womb, according to Darlene Ginnett, RDMS, CEO and founder of Pacific Coast Ultrasound, Los Alamitos, CA.

Says Ginnett, "It's time for expectant moms to take center stage this year and enjoy their first 'pre' Mother's Day celebration with a 3D and 4/D ultrasound that will allow them to see what their baby will look like before he or she is born. Expectant mothers are in for a real treat --they can expect a wave, a yawn, a wink, and amazing stretches that might look like virtual hugs as their Mother's Day gift this year.

To help expectant moms "get" this Mother's Day gift, Pacific Coast Ultrasound is offering specially priced spring specials. For details visit www. pacificcoastultrasound. com.

The memories ultrasound uses 3D and 4D technology to provide for an exciting preview of their baby with detailed graphic image quality and motion. Says Ginnett, "This can be a great way for you and your family to bond with your unborn baby, but it can also pose risks to you and your baby -- a fact very few 3D/4D facilities make public."

According to Ginnett, it is vitally important for the public to be aware of the difference between keepsake boutique and a full-service, regulatory compliant facility that provides full medical and physician oversight like Pacific Coast Ultrasound. She explains, "Patients have the right to ask about the credentials and supervision of the providing facility, which should employ only registered ARDMS technologists but also include a California board-certified radiologist and medical director. They have the right to ask if they can perform diagnostic examinations and bill healthcare insurance, in addition to providing elective prenatal sessions."

For more information, please call Pacific Coast Ultrasound at 562-596-3428, 4622 Katella Ave. Suite 101 Los Alamitos, 90720. www. pacificcoastultrasound. com. For media inquiries, please contact Peggy C. Frank, Frank Public Relations Worldwide, www. frankpr. com.

About Pacific Coast Ultrasound

Pacific Coast Ultrasound, based in Southern California, is a certified Independent Diagnostic Facility that is overseen by a board certified medical director and supervising radiologists. Pacific Coast Ultrasound specializes in prenatal ultrasound offering full diagnostics as well as 3D/4D limited diagnostic/elective ultrasounds. They use the highest 4D imaging technology from GE Medical Systems.
Www. pacificcoastultrasound. com

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

2007 HSA Deductible & Contribution Limits Announced by IRS

2007 HSA Deductible & Contribution Limits Announced by IRS

Employers are scrambling to update their HSA minimum and maximum deductible amounts and contribution for 2007 HSA indexed figures recently announced by the IRS. Section 125 plans also need to be updated if employee HSA savings deductions are made on a pretax basis.

Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) December 7, 2006

Core Documents, Inc., the nation's primary source for Section 125, HSA and HRA plan documents reports the IRS has announced 2007 HSA indexed figures for minimum and maximum HSA deductible levels and HSA annual contribution limits.

Employers all over the country who sponsor Health Savings Accounts and qualifying HSA High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) are updating their Plans to include the new 2007 HSA indexed figures.

Here are the 2007 HSA indexed figures as reported by the IRS:

Minimum Deductibles for HSA HDHP

Individual - $1,100

Family - $2,200

Maximum Deductible HSA Out-of-Pocket for HDHP

Individual - $5,500

Family - $11,000

Maximum HSA Annual Contribution Levels

Individual - Lesser of Deductible or $2,850

Family - Lesser of Deductible or $5,650

Catch-up for age 55 and over

Additional $800

Gene Ennis, President of Core Documents, Inc., (www. CoreDocuments. com) reports that many employers are not aware that the HSA savings component can also be pre-taxed through a Section 125 Premium Only Plan, if the Section 125 plan document has been amended to include the HSA benefit. The reason the plan document needs to be updated is because the HSA savings component is not an irrevocable deduction as is the Section 125 insurance premium deductions. Employees have numerous options to modify or stop HSA savings deductions throughout the year. Also, any time a Section 125 Plan Document is updated the Department of Labor requires each employee to receive a new Summary Plan Description.

Mr. Ennis also reports that any employer offering HSA plans can amend and restate, replace or purchase a new Section 125 Premium Only Plan document with the required HSA module to include the savings component for only $179 plus $15 shipping and handling. This price also includes free software to administer and track the savings deductions. Employers receive everything the need to comply with all IRS and Department of Labor requirements. See more details at www. CoreHSA. com or call 888-755-3373.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Bella Creature Comforts Pet Bedding Wins Modern Dog 'Staff Picks' Product Award for 2007

Bella Creature Comforts Pet Bedding Wins Modern Dog 'Staff Picks' Product Award for 2007

Bella Creature Comforts, LLC patent pending, veterinarian endorsed pet bedding wins a coveted 2007 Modern Dog 'Staff Picks' Product Award for 2007.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2007

Bella Creature Comforts, LLC wins a coveted Modern Dog 'Staff Picks' Product Award for 2007. The Modern Dog Staff focused exclusively on 'Green" pet products in 2007, focusing on innovation, functionality, design, and attractiveness of the products. Brielle Morgan of Modern Dog Magazine stated: "I swear everyone in the office took a turn lying down in the Bella Bed and I'm really tempted to deem it a people piece of furniture, it's so comfy! We've created a "Modern Dog - Staff Pick Award" as the Bella Bed is my new favorite green pet product".

The new eco-friendly Bella Bed™ and Bella Binky™ are made from recycled cotton fiber. The fiber is recovered as pre-consumer apparel scrap from cutting rooms so new plants need not be grown, harvested, processed and dyed. Using clean recycled cotton saves, energy, water, and decreases the amount of consumer waste slated for a landfill. The Bella Beds™ are also filled with recycled material made from PET. PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is made from oil, which comes from really old plants. PET is highly recyclable and can be transformed again and again for many different uses. The bottom line is that the products are now totally eco-friendly as a nod to making our pups green, and keeping them healthy, happy and most of all, Comfortable!

As the Modern Dog Staff testers found, the 'green' Bella Bed™ and the Bella Binky™ are luxuriously soft on the pets' skin, and the 100% washability of the bed and binky keeps them clean, odor free, and comfortable for the pets'.

About Bella Creature Comforts
Bella Creature Comforts, LLC is a Texas Corporation solely engaged in the design and marketing of innovative pet products. For more information, visit www. bellacreaturecomforts. com, call 1-800-PET-ROMP.

Simply Perfect. Perfectly Simple.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Gear Up And Get In Shape: Bristol Businesses Challenged

Gear Up And Get In Shape: Bristol Businesses Challenged

Action Medical Research is suggesting that companies across Bristol ‘gear up and get in shape’ by the August 18 deadline for entering teams for this summer’s Action 100 Bike Ride on Sunday 29 August 2004. Three team entries raising most money will win special prizes of Ultimate Outdoor Activities.

(PRWEB) August 10, 2004

Leading medical research charity, Action Medical Research, is throwing down the gauntlet to companies across Bristol to ‘gear up and get in shape’. They have only until August 18 to enter teams for this summer’s Action 100 Bike Ride on Sunday 29 August 2004.

The Action 100 Bike Ride challenges ordinary cyclists to cycle 100 miles to raise money for Action Medical Research. Businesses from banks to local gyms are challenged to participate in what is proving to be a brilliant team-building exercise. Riders hope to help top the £40,000 raised last year whilst enjoying a tremendous day out and sense of achievement. And the three team entries raising most money will win special prizes of Ultimate Outdoor Activities, sponsored by Hill House Hammond. These range from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and off-road driving.

Richard Westropp, chairman of the volunteer organising group for Action Medical Research, said: “We’re hoping for as great a response from local businesses as we had last year. Our 23rd annual bike ride is a perfect opportunity for organisations to nurture real team spirit. As work/life balance comes higher up the business agenda, Action 100 is a great way for employers to let staff know they’re valued whilst promoting both fitness and a positive involvement in the community.“

Last year’s local teams included company teams from Barclays Bank and Matthew Clark. Many offer ‘fund matching’ programmes, where employers match money raised in some proportion (often pound for pound). This type of gift can double or triple the value of donations. Some companies not only will match for current employees but also fund match for retired employees, spouses or members of their board of directors.

Action 100 cyclists have all day to complete the ride starting from Temple Meads Station through beautiful countryside to the Chobham Rugby Club in Surrey. Cyclists are fully supported with plenty of refreshment stops, a pub lunch at Theale and hot showers and beer available at the end. Return transport to Bristol and Bath is provided for both cyclists and their bikes.

Action Medical Research has been making medical breakthroughs for over 50 years, improving the health and quality of life for millions. Action Medical Research is currently looking for answers to a wide range of medical problems that affect all age groups. The charity has funded projects at Bristol-based St. MichaelÂ’s Hospital, investigating the causes of premature birth, and research currently being supported by Action Medical Research includes premature birth problems, pre-eclampsia, epilepsy, stroke, dyspraxia, ParkinsonÂ’s disease, osteoporosis and much more.

Any companies or individuals wishing to take part in the Action 100 Bike Ride on Sunday 29 August should contact Roy Clarke on 0117 970 6348 or visit www. action100ride. org. uk.

Notes to editors

Photography of last years BarclayÂ’s Bank team whilst on the ride are available to accompany this story.

A leading national charity, Action Medical Research is improving the health and quality of life of everyone through its medical breakthroughs.

The Charity was founded in 1952 as the National Fund for Poliomyelitis Research, in response to the polio epidemic that was sweeping the country at that time. In the intervening years we changed our name to Action Research and have made breakthroughs in numerous other disabling diseases and conditions. We became known as Action Medical Research in September 2003.

Our support has been crucial in the development of life-saving polio and rubella vaccines, the artificial hip operation, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, new treatments for epilepsy, and discovering the link between taking folic acid and preventing spina bifida. Action Medical Research is currently looking for answers to a wide range of medical problems that affect all age groups. These include research into premature birth problems, pre-eclampsia, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, stroke, dyspraxia, ParkinsonÂ’s disease and osteoporosis. www. action. org. uk

For more information regarding the charity please contact Rob Orme rorme@action. org. uk the Action Medical Research press office on 01403 327404.

Please contact Jennifer Reid at Action Medical Research on 0117 9724 772 or email on jreid@action. org. uk for further information regarding the ride.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Book Distribution Company Cbbooksdistribution. com Selects its 2004 Aspiring Authors by category

Book Distribution Company Cbbooksdistribution. com Selects its 2004 Aspiring Authors by category

Book Distribution Company Cbbooksdistribution. com selects its 2004 Aspiring Authors by category

Queens, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2004

Book Distribution Company cbbooksdistribution. com selects its 2004 aspiring authors by category. C & B Books has selected aspiring authors in the following categories fiction, non-fiction, inspirational authors, mystery authors, poetry authors, finance authors, health authors, and children's authors.

To view C & B Books 2004 aspring authors log on to C & B Books web site and click on aspiring authors gallery on homepage. C & B Books Distribution has been serving the reading community since 1995 as a community based bookstore. C & B Books specialize in selling best selling titles and promoting self-published and aspiring authors. C & B Books recently celebrated the milestone on one million web site hits. C & B Books looks foward to continually meeting the needs of the reading public by connecting them to both self-published and aspiring authors.

C & B Books Distribution is proud to highlight each author selected in its 2004 aspiring authors category. To view C & B Books extensive catalog of books or to order from or online division you may log on to our web site today at cbbooksdistribution. com or email us at cbbookdist@aol. com or call us today at 718.591.4525.

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Possible Life-Saving Screenings Hosted Free-of-Charge by DeKalb County Churches

Possible Life-Saving Screenings Hosted Free-of-Charge by DeKalb County Churches

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG) has announced for a second year they will be participating in a prostate cancer screening community initiative. RCOG, The DeKalb County Board of Health and Oakhurst Medical Centers are partnering with three DeKalb County, GA churches for free-Prostate Cancer screenings during the month of September.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 2, 2008

As part of the TRIM (TRIM - Teach. Reach. Inform Men.) Public Service Campaign, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG), The DeKalb County Board of Health and Oakhurst Medical Centers are teaming up with four DeKalb County churches to host FREE-of-charge Prostate Cancer Screenings during September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

This is the second year Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG) (http://www. rcog. com/rcog_essentials. htm) is offering this community service initiative. According to Colleen Simon, President and CEO of Decatur-headquartered RCOG, statistics show that men in DeKalb County have a higher rate of prostate cancer than men in other counties in the region as well as Georgia as a whole. Additionally, the death rate from prostate cancer for DeKalb County residents is significantly higher for black men, as they are afflicted by this disease earlier and more aggressively than any other race.

"Churches are a special gathering place, with built-in support systems and an important source of information for congregations, particularly in the African-American community," states Ms. Simon. "Churches are also a comfortable and secure setting to share information many men avoid talking about, including information about prostate cancer. What better place than a church to help educate men about this disease and at the same time inform them about free-of-charge prostate cancer screenings (http://www. rcog. com/requestevaluation. htm) that could save their lives."

Free-of-Charge PSA Screenings During Prostate Cancer Month:
RCOG, The DeKalb Board of Health and Oakhurst Medical Centers are offering free-of-charge PSA testing for men 40 years of age and older at four host churches in DeKalb County during September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. No appointments are needed for these screenings. Locations and screening times are as follows:

Saturday, September 6, 2008
11:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church 
2580 Snapfinger Road
Decatur, GA 30034 

Saturday, September 13, 2008 
11:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
St. Philip A. M.E. Church
240 Candler Road, S. E.
Atlanta, GA 30317 

Saturday, September 20, 2008
11:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
2340 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034

Saturday, September 27, 2008
11:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.
Berean Christian Church
2201 Young Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Prostate Screening A Simple Blood Test:
A simple, annual blood test called PSA (prostate specific antigen) (http://www. rcog. com/terms. htm), which detects the presence of protein levels made by the prostate cells, is recommended at age 40 for African-American men and men with a family history of this disease. Screening should begin at age 50 for all other men.

"Screening for prostate cancer involves a simple blood test," says Ms. Simon. "Generating awareness of how important this blood test is may lead to early detection, the key for giving a man the best chance to be cured of this disease. RCOG is one of the country's largest and oldest centers for cancer treatment and research (http://www. rcog. com/rcog_facilities. htm)," says Ms. Simon, explaining why the clinic is endorsing this program. Over the last 25 years, RCOG's team of physicians, under the direction of the company's Director of Cancer Treatment and Research and Medical Director Dr. Frank Critz, has treated more than 11,000 men with prostate cancer using a procedure called ProstRcision.

"RCOG has one of the highest documented cure rates in the world for prostate cancer and with the fewest of complications," says Simon. "The more men we can help educate, the better their chances for a long, healthy life."

For more information about the TRIM Initiative on Prostate Cancer and the free-of-charge PSA screenings, contact Debbie Wright, R. N., RCOG Community Outreach Coordinator, (404) 633-5606, Ext. 197.

About Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia:
Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia is the exclusive source for ProstRcision (http://www. prostrcision. com/). Each year hundreds of men travel to Atlanta, Ga. to receive prostate cancer treatment (http://www. rcog. com/) from RCOG. Dr. Frank Critz, is founder and medical director of Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia and a leading authority on prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Critz is also director of Prostate Cancer Research at RCOG and has authored 71 peer-reviewed research papers that have been presented and/or published in major medical meetings or medical journals on prostate cancer.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Killington, Vermont Hiking/Fitness Destination Earns A World Top Ten Designation From MSNBC

Killington, Vermont Hiking/Fitness Destination Earns A World Top Ten Designation From MSNBC

New Life Hiking Spa at The Inn Of The Six Mountains in Killington Vermont has earned a “World’s Top 10 Fitness Destination” designation by the MSNBC Television Network.

Killington, VT (PRWEB) January 22, 2010

New Life Hiking Spa at The Inn Of The Six Mountains in Killington Vermont has earned a “World’s Top 10 Fitness Destination” designation by the MSNBC Television Network.

“Instead of sweating off those pounds on the treadmill, head to New Life Spa Hiking Spa (http://www. newlifehikingspa. com (http://www. newlifehikingspa. com)) in Killington, Vermont where hikers of all levels can storm the picturesque terrain of the Appalachian Mountains and Long trails,” declared MSNBC on the Sherman Travel website.

The MSNBC award is the latest recognition for New Life Hiking Spa, fitness and weight loss destination celebrating 17 years in its Killington location. Founded in 1978 by director Jimmy LeSage, New Life is one of the nation’s oldest and most established vacation package programs of its kind. More than 500 guests participate in its annual programs, according to New Life.

“New Life focuses on a mixture of hiking, yoga, a variety of other exercise and healthy eating in order to help people begin anew with a lifestyle change that will carry over once guests return to their normal daily lives,” according to New Life.

The Town of Killington (http://www. discoverkillington. com (http://www. discoverkillington. com)) is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting some of the nation’s finest skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing as well as renowned hiking on the Appalachian and Long trails, which converge in the mountains high above the town. In addition to winter sports and hiking, this year Killington will hold the Killington Stage Race, a four-day bicycle race, as well as the Killington Triathlon.

Additional information on Killington, Vermont activities and events is available at http://www. discoverdiscoverkillington. com (http://www. discoverdiscoverkillington. com)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

1st Trust Factoring Introduces New Invoice Factoring Services That Allow Businesses to Free up Time and Money

1st Trust Factoring Introduces New Invoice Factoring Services That Allow Businesses to Free up Time and Money

1st Trust Factoring is a company that represents many institutional investment companies. These companies can provide customers with the immediate cash they need to keep their businesses running smoothly, without going into debt. 1st Trust Factoring matches customers up with the right invoice factoring company that can best serve their needs.

Vergennes, Vermont (PRWEB) September 7, 2007

1st Trust Factoring (http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com (http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com)) is proud to offer new services to businesses that need to free up cash to keep their operations running smoothly. Invoice factoring is a very common practice in which the business sells their invoices to a factoring company that will pay them for the balances of the invoices immediately. This allows for companies to continue to pay their bills, upgrade equipment, and make payroll without waiting 30, 60, or even 90 days until the invoice is paid in full. 1st Trust Factoring represents many of these institutional investment companies, matching customers up with the company that is right for their needs.

Purchasing receivables can help many different types of businesses, including small and medium sized hospitals, doctor offices, clinics, diagnostic facilities, physical therapy facilities, medical supply companies, medical laboratories, MRI facilities, substance abuse centers, nursing homes, and any other health related services that bill third parties such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies.

Invoice factoring allows for a company to raise the cash they need quickly instead of going to the bank for a loan. In short, factoring solves short term cash need problems that often exist in the medical and health services field.

When asked to give an example of the benefits that companies can expect with factoring, 1st Trust Factoring cited this example: "St. Joseph's Clinic was growing and adding more doctors and nurses. As a result, the clinic was also seeing more patients and billing more receivables to third party payers. There became a larger need for cash sooner than third party payers normally pay their invoices."

1st Trust Factoring went on to say, "St. Joseph's Clinic decided to approach a cash flow consultant to see how factoring could improve their current situation. The factoring consultant demonstrated that factoring not only provides the needed cash, but the profit picture of the clinic improves as well. The cost of factoring is less than the gross profit minus variable cost, which creates a a win-win situation all around, with a 400% return on investment improving net profit."

Because 1st Trust Factoring works with so many different companies within many different industries, they have a broad understanding of the necessary steps and required components that contribute to successful invoice factoring.

For more information about the services offered at 1st Trust Factoring, visit http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com (http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com).

About 1st Trust Factoring
1st Trust Factoring has been in business for four years, providing medical receivables consulting to many companies. The company is staffed by certified cash flow consultants who work to provide timely service to those who need to free up their cash. The company takes pride in their philanthropic activities, donating 10% of their profits to well known charities such as Heifer International and Habitat for Humanity.

( An http://IPRWire. com (http://IPRWire. com) Press Release )

Contact Info:
Name: Nancy Anderson
Address: 3282 Green Street
City: Vergennes
State: Vermont
Country: United States
Zip: 05491

Web Address: http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com (http://www.1sttrustfactoring. com)
Business Blog: http://iblogit. com/1sttrustfactoring (http://iblogit. com/1sttrustfactoring)
Phone: 800-897-1339

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LearnShare Welcomes Whole Health to its Membership

LearnShare Welcomes Whole Health to its Membership

LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that Cleveland-based Whole Health Management has joined the consortium.

Toledo, OH (PRWEB) May 31, 2005

LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that Cleveland-based Whole Health Management has joined the consortium.

Whole Health Management is a provider of on-site health care services for corporations such as Sprint, Capital One, Nissan North America and Freddie Mac, as well as multiple federal agencies. As a LearnShare member, Whole Health will have access to LearnShareÂ’s proprietary Learning Management System, which was designed by and for its prestigious membership base. It will also be tapping LearnShareÂ’s vast library of training and development content, as well as the collegial best practice sharing that occurs among the senior professionals representing the LearnShare member companies.

“Whole Health Management is delighted to become LearnShare’s newest member,” said Patti Purcell, Director of Education at Whole Health. “The opportunity to share best practices and develop a robust, customized learning management system for our geographically dispersed associates will give us a competitive advantage.”

About LearnShare

LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 35 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit www. learnshare. com

About Whole Health

Whole Health is a Cleveland-based organization that provides urgent, preventive and primary care services, integrated occupational health services, physical therapy, employee assistance counseling, wellness and fitness programs. Whole Health has more than 500 associates working at onsite health and fitness centers for 28 client organizations at 64 sites. Whole HealthÂ’s on-site health and fitness centers are designed to optimize employee health and productivity.

To learn more about the wide variety of resources that Whole Health offers please visit http://www. wholehealthnet. com/ (http://www. wholehealthnet. com/)

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Sunday, January 9, 2005

Voltaix Receives Recognition Award for Safety From The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee

Voltaix Receives Recognition Award for Safety From The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee

Voltaix®, LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty materials for the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, announced today that they have received the New Jersey Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Award for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries during 2007.

North Branch, NJ (PRWEB) May 17, 2008

Voltaix®, LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty materials for the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, announced today that they have received the New Jersey Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Award for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries during 2007.

This Recognition Award is presented by the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee to a facility or company for achieving a lost time accident rate of 3.0 or less for the calendar year. Voltaix also received this award for 2005.

Safety, security, and environmental stewardship, are key values of Voltaix. By earning this award, Voltaix has distinguished itself among competitors and peers in the private and public sectors of the State of New Jersey.

"Our focus on safety protects our employees and reinforces our leadership position as a reliable supplier to the solar and semiconductor industries." said Matthew D. Stephens, Chief Operating Officer of Voltaix. "I am proud of our employees for this achievement, which is a result of their strong commitment to safety, teamwork, and disciplined execution."

Further information about Voltaix is available at www. voltaix. com

Voltaix is recognized worldwide for manufacturing high purity specialty gases and chemicals that enhance the performance of solar cells and computer chips. Its products include germane, silicon tetrafluoride, trimethylsilane, and trimethyl boron. Voltaix deploys proprietary manufacturing technologies to provide highly consistent products tailored to increase manufacturing yields, throughput, and device performance.

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Saturday, January 8, 2005

No Place Like Home TV Presents "A BabyÂ’s World: Infant Feeding and Nutrition"

No Place Like Home TV Presents "A BabyÂ’s World: Infant Feeding and Nutrition"

No Place Like Home TV is proud to partner with Beech-Nut to bring you this important television special.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2005

Many new parents have wondered what to feed their babies to help them grow up healthy. Join us on the next edition of No Place Like Home as we, with our special guest from Beech-Nut, explain just how important providing the right nutrients can be to your babyÂ’s health. WeÂ’ll learn about different types of baby food. We will discuss how to know if your baby is hungry, the proper way to feed them, and the right foods to use. Learn about this and so much more on the next edition of No Place Like Home.

No Place Like Home is an eclectic, fast paced, half-hour television series that addresses the most important topics facing families today. No Place Like Home offers ideas and solutions for families of every variety, working their way through some of the happiest, most exciting, and perhaps most challenging times of life.

There are thousands of interesting stories in the midst of our homes and No Place Like Home is committing its television resources to bringing the best of these stories to the American public. No Place Like Home covers a wide range of topics such as parenting issues, health and wellness, women's issues, home decor, home renovation and construction, cooking, nutrition, travel and leisure, automotive, financial, and technology.

Whether you're a family of one, or a house full of people of all ages, No Place Like Home will provide practical suggestions on how life can be lived more creatively and inclusively, regardless of age, health, or family budget. Don't miss the next episode of No Place Like Home! To learn more about No Place Like Home prior to airing, visit us on the web at www. NoPlaceLikeHomeTV. com.

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Adhesions and Surgery: New Book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' Examines Breaking the Endless Cycle of Pain

Adhesions and Surgery: New Book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' Examines Breaking the Endless Cycle of Pain

Post-surgical adhesions can cause chronic pain and dysfunction if left untreated. In an upcoming book 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' researchers examine a non-surgical therapy developed to treat adhesions.

Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2008

Surgeries save lives, but they often create glue-like adhesions as the body heals from surgery. Post-surgical adhesions can cause pain and even life-threatening problems, such as bowels that become blocked and lose their function.

In an upcoming book, 'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain,' researchers examine a non-surgical therapy (Wurn Technique®) that has decreased or eliminated adhesions in many patients, including abdominal adhesions and post-surgical adhesions (http://www. clearpassage. com/adhesions/post-surgical-adhesions. php).

Many pelvic and abdominal surgeries require repeat surgery - to remove the adhesions that formed from the earlier surgery. Abdominal adhesions (http://www. clearpassage. com/abdominal-adhesions. php) occur in over 90% of patients after major abdominal surgery and pelvic adhesions (http://www. clearpassage. com/adhesions/pelvic-adhesions. php) occur in 55-100% of women who undergo pelvic surgery, according to a study in the journal 'Digestive Surgery' (2001). In a large study published in 'Lancet' (1999), over a third of patients who underwent major abdominal or pelvic surgery were re-hospitalized at least twice to treat adhesion related conditions.

The Wurn Technique® was created to treat the adhesions physical therapist Belinda Wurn developed after pelvic surgery. "I had double-over pain," she said. "I could not work or stand up straight. It hurt to sit and even to breathe; the pain was always there."

Wurn did not want to undergo a repeat surgery, knowing that more adhesions would likely form. Her husband, Larry Wurn, joined her in a search for a 'hands-on' answer. "We basically searched the world for an answer," he said. "Each new piece we learned brought us that much closer to a cure."

The Wurns have now published several studies on the manual physical therapy in peer-reviewed medical journals.

"Our biggest surprise was the variety of conditions that responded well to the therapy," Belinda said. "Post-surgical pain patients responded well - then, we started seeing improvements in infertile women. When the therapy opened blocked fallopian tubes, we named our clinic Clear Passage Therapies."

Studies in 'Medscape General Medicine' (2004) and 'Fertility and Sterility' (2006) showed that the therapy improved fertility and decreased or eliminated endometriosis and intercourse pain in most participants. In a study from 'Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine' (2008) the therapy opened blocked fallopian tubes in women who had been diagnosed infertile. Most had natural pregnancies after their tube(s) opened, and several had second natural pregnancies - indicating that the results of therapy lasted for years for some women.

'Miracle Moms, Better Sex, Less Pain' will be published this winter; Larry and Belinda Wurn with research gynecologist, Richard King, MD, are co-authoring the book. The table of contents is available at the Clear Passage Therapies blog to spur discussions with their readers on important topics. A free e-book excerpt from the book will be available soon at Clear Passage Therapies (http://www. clearpassage. com/).

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Friday, January 7, 2005

Deserts's Sand Cat Litter Product Called a 'Bio-Scientific Breakthrough'

Deserts's Sand Cat Litter Product Called a 'Bio-Scientific Breakthrough'

Desert's Sand Cat litter is all natural, eliminates all odors.

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 18, 2010

An innovative Arizona corporation has launched a product that it calls a bio-scientific breakthrough in the $1.8-billion a year cat litter business.

First appearing on retailers’ shelves in November, Desert’s Sand™ cat litter is different from other competitors: its all-natural volcanic ash based product (Zeolite) absorbs urine and renders both urine and feces completely odorless.

“That’s good news for all cat owners in many ways,” says Herman Haenert, of Tucson AZ, one of two partners of Desert Veterinary Concepts LLC. “It’s longer lasting since clumping is limited, eliminates all odors, inhibits germs since it has no silica dust, and is environmentally sound because of compostable future use.”

Gone are the worries of cat owners who are pregnant, he adds, because germs usually associated with a cat litter box are greatly minimized.

The Desert’s Sand blend was developed by Haenert and Larry Mohr, of Tempe AZ, the corporation’s other partner. The zeolite blend converts ammonia and other odor-causing compounds into an odorless organic enzyme vapor. That technology eliminates all odors in and around the litter box.

The two say they hope to sell “millions of product pounds” in the first 12 months of retail visibility.

Its desert gold sunset colored packaged product carries a premium price, but isn’t as costly as silicone-based products. “Actually, our product lasts more than twice as long as clay-based products, therefore more economical on a monthly use basis,” explains Mohr. “Ten pounds of Desert’s Sand usually lasts for up to 30 days, compared to four to six days for others (ie. clay, sawdust or newspaper based products).”

Being biodegradable, Desert’s Sand solids can be flushed down the toilet or put in the garbage can, he adds. In a retail market dominated by clay-based products, the Mohr-Haenert product is only one of a few that uses a different base product.

At present, Desert’s Sand is available at a growing number of retail stores in the U. S.. Haenert says the majority of them are Kroger-owned stores across the country, and various east coast retail chain stores and pet shops. Additional information is accessible at http://www. desertssand. com.

Haenert and Mohr are marketing their product with Home and Business Consumer Products in Seekonk MA.

“We now are negotiating with other large retail corporations to carry our product,” Haenert adds, “and also are seeking to license the product internationally.” At present, Desert’s Sand is being manufactured at a facility in the Greater Phoenix area.

Desert Veterinary Concepts, LLC – currently has patent pending status for its technology. Its technology is supported by a NASA - and Boeing-sponsored 250-page media study by Penn State University researchers, which confirms the corporation’s product.

Haenert’s 40-year career in the animal health business spans the distribution, licensing and product development areas. Over the past 30 years, Mohr has formulated products around a biological odor control base in Japan, Malaysia and the U. S. He holds five product patents and was the winner of an international award for industrial innovation.

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