Thursday, March 30, 2006

End the Vicious Cycle of Credit Card Debt

End the Vicious Cycle of Credit Card Debt

Bills. com cites 5 ways to achieve personal financial freedom now.

San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) July 25, 2007

American consumers who are bold enough to take a mid-summer pulse of their personal finances may find more debt than ever before. American families owed a total of $895 billion on credit cards at the end of May (Source: Federal Reserve) -- and Bills. com co-founder and co-CEO Brad Stroh reports that Americans must take steps now to end the vicious cycle of debt.

"Debt has become a growing problem, and many Americans need to find a solution. With uncertainty about the future of housing prices, the high cost of oil, and record hikes in health care and higher education costs, many people are on the precipice of financial disaster. Americans are playing with fire by maintaining an average credit card debt load approaching $10,000 per household (Source: CardData. com)," Stroh said. "At the same time, the stock market is at record levels, but most Americans cannot benefit from this potential prosperity because they are crippled with debt. For those with debt, now is the time to tackle it."

Money Smarts Slump
With an estimated 8 billion credit card offers going to mailboxes to lure Americans into debt last year ((Source: CardWeb. com), consumers are managing their money less responsibly than ever before:
U. S. consumers racked up an estimated $51 billion worth of fast food on their personal credit and debit cards in 2006, compared to $33.2 billion in 2005. (Source: CardData. com) Just 18 percent of credit card debt is paid off each month. (Source: CardData. com) Since the early 1980s, personal saving as a share of disposable personal income has dropped from a range of 8 to 10 percent to a negative 1.3 percent over the past year. (Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research) The U. S. personal savings rate has been negative for eight consecutive quarters, reaching a 73-year low. This means Americans are dipping into their savings to make ends meet, rather than accumulating savings. (Source: U. S. Department of Commerce) At the same time, personal spending in the United States jumped in December 2006 by the highest amount in five months. (Source: U. S. Department of Commerce)

"The great news is that no matter how serious the situation - no matter how much an individual owes or why - it is possible to achieve freedom from debt," said Stroh. "Eliminating debt can be very challenging, but it changes people's lives forever. By ending the vicious cycle of debt, people truly become free and in control of their lives."

5 Steps to Stop the Cycle
Stroh's company, Bills. com (http://www. bills. com), is a free online consumer portal that provides personal finance education and resources to help individuals manage their finances. To stop the cycle of debt, Stroh suggests individuals take these actions:

1. Learn the basics of personal finance. Everybody can find a style of personal financial management that suits them. The Internet (at sites like http://www. bills. com) is loaded with free information. Most importantly, Stroh said, a system that makes sense will be easiest to use.

2. Make a spending plan. Bills. com offers a free guide to personal finance that details how to create a spending plan. The guide is available at http://www. bills. com/guide. "Each month, plan how you will spend every dollar you earn," Stroh suggested. "You'll know if you can have some 'fun' money one month -- or if you need to be especially cautious. A budget is a great way to gain the freedom of knowing you are in control."

3. Pay secured debt first. Payments were behind on 4.56 percent of credit card accounts in late 2006 (Source: American Bankers Association), and foreclosures are tripling in some parts of the country. Consumers should remember they are in the strongest financial position when they pay secured debt first. Secured debt is a loan for a tangible object such as a home or car. If individuals do not pay these bills, they risk losing the object through foreclosure or repossession, with a major impact on their finances and on their lives.

4. Pay more than the minimum. Half of all credit card holders pay only their minimum monthly payments (Source: Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index survey). Consumers can slash repayment time - and total payment costs - by paying more than the minimum payment. Stroh advises making the highest payment on the credit card or loan with the highest interest rate. When that debt is repaid, add the higher payment to the next-highest-rate debt until that loan is paid off. "At first, the process can feel slow, but eventually you will see exciting progress," Stroh said.

5. Seek help. For those with serious debt that they can't pay, help is available, especially if the situation was caused by a short-term problem such as a medical emergency. According to Demos, 29 percent of low and middle-income households with credit card debt reported that medical expenses contributed to their current balances. Other emergency options include borrowing from relatives, borrowing against life insurance or retirement funds, or, possibly, a form of debt consolidation. If still more support is needed, seek out a trustworthy debt resolution advisor. For more ideas, visit http://www. bills. com/debthelp/.

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Bills. com is a free one-stop online portal where consumers can educate themselves about complex personal finance issues and comparison shop for products and services including credit cards, debt relief assistance, insurance, mortgages and other loans. The company blogs about consumer finance issues at http://www. bills. com/blog. Since 2002, Bills. com and its partner company, Freedom Financial Network, have served more than 15,000 customers nationwide while managing more than $350 million in consumer debt. The company's co-founders and CEOs, Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh, were named Northern California finalists in Ernst & Young's 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Local Pennsylvania Author Publishes New Book

Local Pennsylvania Author Publishes New Book

This guide to ego awareness, management, and enhancement will set readers on a path to deeper spiritual consciousness

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 13, 2010

The Ego Unmasked: Meeting the Greatest Challenge of Your Life, a new book by Dr. Nickolas Martin, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Ego is the Holy Grail of a person’s being, and The Ego Unmasked: Meeting the Greatest Challenge of Your Life will take you to it. Ego lies at the center of your psychological universe, impacting your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, physical well-being, sometimes for better but often for worse. Your intelligence is often no match for the hidden ego, which frequently makes us “stupid” in the way we are experiencing and living our lives, including how we relate to other people. The Ego Unmasked will take you on a journey to ego awareness, ego management, and ego enhancement that will heighten your ego consciousness and open the door to deepening your spiritual consciousness. You are the greatest challenge in your life, and your ego lies at the center of the challenge. The Ego Unmasked will help you answer that challenge so you will know who you truly are and who you are capable of becoming.

Nickolas Martin has masters degrees in the areas of social work and school psychology, as well as a doctoral degree in education. He is also a certified school psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a therapist in a mental health clinic for 22 years, taught as a university professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 24 years, and served as a consultant for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for 22 years. These professional experiences include having conducted several thousand psychotherapy sessions, psychological evaluations, and class meetings. He notes that all of these experiences have taught him about the centrality and paramount importance of ego within a person’s life.

The Ego Unmasked: Meeting the Greatest Challenge of Your Life is a 758-page paperback with a retail price of $54.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0718-9. Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, published it. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at http://www. dorrancepressroom. com or our online bookstore at http://www. dorrancebookstore. com.

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

HealthInsuranceFinders. com Updates Popular Family Health Insurance Guide

HealthInsuranceFinders. com Updates Popular Family Health Insurance Guide

One of the health insurance website's most popular resources gets a makeover and adds additional information about family health insurance in response to consumers' questions and comments.

San Bernardino, California (Vocus) May 12, 2008

Families looking to tackle the costly, and sometimes confusing, task of obtaining health insurance for their family can turn to Health Insurance Finders (http://www. healthinsruancefinders. com (http://www. healthinsruancefinders. com)]), one of the leading online sources of health insurance quotes (http://www. healthinsurancefinders. com) and information. After the guide's debut last October on the company's website, company officials received a lot of promising feedback from consumers, as well as some questions that they decided to address through updates to the guide.

"We deal with consumers looking for health insurance every day, so we know that a lack of information is one of the biggest problems facing this industry" said Todd Faucher, the company's Vice President. "It's always been our goal to educate people through our website while offering them a source for health insurance quotes so they can comparison shop. The feedback we get from adding resources like this family health insurance guide is amazing. People email stories about money they've saved, pitfalls they've avoided and great health coverage they've obtained for their family all because they learned something about their options. That's heart-warming to us."

The Family Health Insurance Guide (http://www. healthinsurancefinders. com/family/guide/), available as a PDF or online is organized as a practical guide for exploring the options available to families with one or more working parents and any number of children. Instead of just focusing on finding an affordable family health insurance plan, the guide looks at additional options such as splitting spouses or children off onto individual health insurance plans or group health insurance.

"This is one of those things that some consumers just do not realize." adds Mr. Faucher. "Just because you have access to a group health plan or a comprehensive family plan doesn't mean those are the best options for everyone in your family. There are conditions that create opportunities for savings by mixing it up between individual health insurance and group health insurance."

In addition to the thorough coverage of medical insurance sources and cost-saving perspective, still undecided health insurance shoppers may find the information on the various options helpful.

The guide covers such topics as:
Family Health Insurance Through Your Employer
Family Health Insurance Through A Private Plan
State-Sponsored Programs for Low-Income Families
Cost Comparisons for Family Health Insurance Options
Splitting Family Members Onto More Than One Policy
Pros and Cons of Group vs Individual Health Plans
Using Your Family Health Insurance Wisely

About HealthInsuranceFinders. com

HealthInsuranceFinders. com is a medical insurance hub dedicated to providing resources that help consumers find and make educated choices about health insurance. The site offers an impressive library of resources as well as a marketplace to help connect consumers with the best and most affordable health insurance plans in their state.

For more information, please visit: http://www. healthinsurancefinders. com (http://www. healthinsurancefinders. com)

Contact:
Todd Faucher
Vice President, AllHealth Insurance Services, Inc.

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Free “Life After Spinal Cord Injury” DVD

Free “Life After Spinal Cord Injury” DVD

Altimate Medical is proud to announce that their “Life After SCI’ videos are now available on DVD. The “Life After SCI” videos were originally developed to help newly injured spinal cord injury patients, but they have proven to be a useful tool for clinicians, students, and individuals with various disabilities.

(PRWEB) November 18, 2004

Altimate Medical is proud to announce that their “Life After SCI’ videos are now available on DVD. The “Life After SCI” videos were originally developed to help newly injured spinal cord injury patients, but they have proven to be a useful tool for clinicians, students, and individuals with various disabilities.

The new DVD includes both volume one and two of “Life After SCI.” Volume one includes footage on boarding planes and renting cars, as well as wheelchair sports. Volume two includes footage of transfers into vans, standing frames, exercise machines and more. Added features include interviews with men and women with spinal cord injuries discussing rehab, family reaction, and adapting. Linda Tsoumas, a Professor in Physical Therapy comments, "Having the opportunity to see individuals who have a spinal cord injury participate in sports and everyday activities, provides the reality our students need. They finish this unit with a new appreciation for how far recovery after a spinal cord injury can go. Thank you for this valuable contribution to the education of physical therapists."

Altimate Medical manufactures EasyStand® standing frames that enhance health and independence for kids and adults with disabilities. To receive a complimentary copy of the “Life After SCI” DVD, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or visit our web page at www. easystand. com

*NOTE TO EDITORS: Other Altimate Medical press releases and background information are available at http://easystand. com/pressroom (http://easystand. com/pressroom)

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Academy of Lymphatic Studies Announces Launch of Re-Designed Web Site

Academy of Lymphatic Studies Announces Launch of Re-Designed Web Site

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies announces the re-design of its Web site. The new, recently launched site www. acols. com aims to better educate visitors about lymphedema and provide patients with a convenient way to order medical supplies.

(PRWEB) August 7, 2007

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies announces the launch of its updated Web site. The goals of the new Web site include educating patients and clinicians about lymphedema, providing continuing education for therapists and allowing patients to easily order their medical supplies.

As the premier institution for continuing education in Lymphedema Management, the Academy of Lymphatic StudiesÂ’ Web site includes dates and locations of the AcademyÂ’s certification courses in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.

The director of the Academy of Lymphatic Studies authored a textbook titled “Lymphedema Management” for patients and health care professionals, which was published by Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, New York, NY. The book is available in all bookstores, as well as the Academy’s new Web site. An assortment of educational videos and DVDs for patients suffering from lymphedema is also available on the site.

In addition to the textbook and educational DVDs, products from Academy Bandages are available for purchase on the Academy of Lymphatic StudiesÂ’ revamped Web site. Academy Bandages, a subsidiary of the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, distributes a complete assortment of lymphedema management products, including compression and support stockings and arm sleeves, compression bandages donning aids, educational products and more.

Alongside the educational information about lymphedema from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, the organizationÂ’s re-launched Web site includes a list of links that visitors can follow to further educate themselves about lymphedema, including links to the Web pages for the National Lymphedema Network and the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

About the Academy of Lymphatic Studies

The Academy of Lymphatic Studies is the leading school in the United States to provide comprehensive lymphedema certification training for health care professionals in this specialized treatment technique. The Academy provides the highest quality education in Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decogestive Therapy, and has offered lymphedema certification courses and seminars in the U. S. since 1994. For more information, please visit the new, state-of-the-art Web site for the Academy of Lymphatic Studies at www. acols. com.

Contact:

Joe Zuther

800-863-5935

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Friday, March 24, 2006

HD Communications Corp. Introduces an In-Wall Wi-Fi, Data, and VoIP Device

HD Communications Corp. Introduces an In-Wall Wi-Fi, Data, and VoIP Device

Today at the INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida, HD Communications Corp. unveiled its new In-Wall Wi-Fi, Data, VoIP, and PoE device the HD27000. An all-in-one data port designed specifically for hotels, motels and the enterprise market.

Ronkonkoma, N. Y. (PRWEB) February 2, 2009

HD Communications Corp., a leading wireless electronics company, unveiled today its new In-Wall Wi-Fi, Data, VoIP, and PoE device at the INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The HD27000 is an all-in-one device designed specifically for hotels, motels and the enterprise market. "We listened to our customers and simply gave them what they wanted," said Don Davis, President and CEO. "Hotels, motels and businesses require good Wi-Fi, a wired ethernet connection, good Internet security, and the ability to plug in a VoIP phone as well as power it. The HD27000 does it all in one clean package," Davis added. The HD27000 is a small, PoE-powered 802.11b/g access point that is IEEE> 802.3af PoE-compliant and is designed for locations wired for Category5/Cat5e/Cat6 cable or planning to wire for Ethernet cable. The hotel, motel and enterprise markets seem to be perfect customers for this product.

The HD27000 is an 802.11b/g wireless access point with multiple SSID's so customers can set up both public and private networks. The device also has an RJ45 jack on the front that is PoE (IEEE 802.3af-compliant) that can power a VoIP phone or just provide a data port to the location. The device has the latest in security available and is powered via Cat5 cable that feeds into the back of the HD27000. All of these features are contained in a device that fits into a single gang electrical box. "The HD27000 is a result of over two years of working with customers with our earlier in-wall product, the HD24613, which has been installed in thousands of locations around the world. Customers always want more and we try to accommodate as much as we can," Davis stated. The VoIP industry is certainly an area destined for growth as large enterprises look to reduce their monthly costs. HD Communications Corp. seems to be following that trend and continues to introduce cost-saving products. Last month they introduced the HD26172, a wireless bridge solution to connect the wired network between two buildings so companies could eliminate a T-1 or T-3 connection. When asked if this is the new direction the company is going, introducing cost-saving devices, Davis added, "We are living in challenging times and we, as a company, need to listen carefully to our customers. If you can bring more features to a customer and additionally lower their overall costs, everybody wins."

HD Communications Corp. has had tremendous growth in the broadband wireless arena over the past few years, more than doubling their sales in 2008. As they continue to pursue new markets and introduce new products they hope to continue to grow despite the ailing economy.

Customers and installers interested in learning more about the HD27000 should contact Eric Olson at their corporate office; (888) 588-3800 ext.126, or (631) 588-3877 ext. 126.

About HD Communications Corp:

HD Communications Corp. is a leading provider of broadband wireless products, components and systems for the Broadband wireless (Wi-Fi), RF and microwave industries. Established in 1991 by its founders after 15 years of RF experience working for several Fortune 500 wireless companies. The customer base of HD Communications Corp. now includes major electronic companies, OEMs, broadband wireless Internet service providers (WISP) and re-sellers in over 50 states and 47 countries. HD Communications Corp. serves the educational, military, health care, consumer, hospitality, re-seller and the original equipment manufacturer markets with its broad reach of products and services.

Individuals interested in HD Communications Corp. can find further information by visiting the company's wireless network products group website at www. wirelessnetworkproducts. com.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Speeds Up Document Turnaround Times with SRC Dragon Professional Speech Recognition Solution

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Speeds Up Document Turnaround Times with SRC Dragon Professional Speech Recognition Solution

SRC, the UK's leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition solutions to Healthcare organisations, today announced they have helped Homerton University Hospital eradicate document backlogs in their Radiology department with the deployment of Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version 9 (DNS), Speech Recognition system.

London (PRWEB) May 23, 2007

SRC, the UK's leading provider of digital dictation and speech recognition solutions to Healthcare organisations, today announced they have helped Homerton University Hospital eradicate document backlogs in their Radiology department with the deployment of Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version 9 (DNS), Speech Recognition system.

The project follows a successful pilot of both the DNS software and SRC services, which highlighted the systems ability to improve document turnaround times and reduce typing costs by automatically creating documents from spoken words and commands.

Barry Cotton, Head of Imaging at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, who foresaw a need for a speech recognition solution in the wake of reductions in secretarial resource, said he was "delighted with the overall performance of the software and the speed at which users positively adopted the new system."

The most stringent challenge Barry faced was clearing and then stamping out typing backlogs. "Before SRC deployed the system we had over 1,000 reports awaiting transcription. Once the Speech Recognition system was in place we managed to clear the backlog in two weeks and the software has ensured typing backlogs haven't built up again." As an underlying result, the reduced backlog ensures that reports and urgent diagnosis and treatments can be delivered without unnecessary delays, "document turnaround times are now immediate thanks to the software rather than taking days," continued Barry.

SRC, were responsible for installing the Dragon Speech Recognition software and training Homerton's Radiology department on how to use the system. Barry added: "The training definitely helped ensure staff were up and running quickly. With new software there's always
A slight worry with how it will be accepted. It was good to know that SRC were always on hand to help and support us and they really broke the training down into easily digestible sections." Following on from the training, Homerton now feel confident to train new users using existing users, which "naturally helps reduce costs for the Trust," added Barry.

Chris Hart, CEO at SRC said: "It is great to be working with Homerton to help them deliver greater efficiencies in their document creation process. We are seeing more interest in Speech Recognition in the Healthcare market and we understand our customers want to harness the
Software to enhance document turnaround times. We look forward to developing the partnership with Homerton and deploying Speech Recognition across other departments to help the Trust save money and improve Patient care."

For more information on products and services, visit www. src. co. uk.

Notes to editors: Speech recognition systems allow authors to rapidly create their own documents by simply speaking to their computer. Leading systems like Dragon NaturallySpeaking enable authors to dictate at up to 160 words per minute, thus creating documents in a fraction of the time taken to laboriously type using traditional keyboard entry.

About Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton is an innovative and friendly foundation hospital based in the east London Borough of Hackney. We provide general hospital services to Hackney and the City of London, and specialist care in obstetrics and neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, keyhole surgery, and neurorehabilitation across east London and beyond.

About SRC
SRC are the UK's leading document creation professionals. The company's mission is to ensure its customers achieve cost savings and productivity improvements through the delivery, implementation and support of leading edge document creation technologies.

SRC provides consultancy for all elements of the professional document creation process together with high-quality delivery, implementation and support services. SRC's teams combine years of industry experience with the ability and commitment to deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed customers' objectives.

SRC only partners with best-of-breed, global technology providers, including WinScribe, Nuance, Olympus, Philips, Grundig and Workshare. The company is the UK's exclusive WinScribe Platinum Partner and is the holder of several Dragon NaturallySpeaking Partner Awards recognising the high quality of its speech recognition solutions. SRC is a Microsoft Certified Partner.

SRC also sells document creation products via the SRC Direct website.

SRC is privately owned and backed by leading financial institution, Esprit Capital Partners.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

OH Logistics Adds Supreet Manchanda: Executive Joins Leading 3PL as Chief Technology & Corporate Development Officer

OH Logistics Adds Supreet Manchanda: Executive Joins Leading 3PL as Chief Technology & Corporate Development Officer

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics announced the addition of Supreet Manchanda as EVP/Chief Technology & Corporate Development Officer. In this role Supreet is responsible for all aspects of information technology, merger & acquisition, integration activities and strategy.

BRENTWOOD, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 31, 2006

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics announced the addition of Supreet Manchanda as EVP/Chief Technology & Corporate Development Officer. In this role Supreet is responsible for all aspects of information technology, merger & acquisition, integration activities and strategy.

Supreet has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, global information technology and venture capital. Supreet has provided leadership to businesses including IBM, SGI, KPMG and numerous start-ups globally. He most recently served as Executive Program Director - Office of the CIO at ALTERA. Prior to that, he was CEO at Quantum VC (UK), and has also served as a Lead Global Partner - ECommerce & SCM at KPMG Consulting/Bearing Point and as CIO of Logistix.

“Supreet's expertise, experience and innovative ideas are extremely valuable to our company as we continue our expansion,” commented Scott McWilliams, CEO of OH Logistics. The company recently announced the acquisitions of Barthco International, Turbo Logistics and Freightek, which significantly broadened the company's service offerings. “Supreet will ensure that we continue to utilize the best technology to support our supply chain management solutions and that we efficiently integrate all acquired companies.”

“OH Logistics is a fascinating company that is growing very quickly while maintaining a strong focus on its customers,” said Manchanda. “I am very impressed with the caliber of the OH Logistics team and look forward to working with them as the company continues its evolution.”

Supreet is active in the community as a founder of an anti-hate Advocacy Group and leads an Innovation Week for Fulbright Scholars in Silicon Valley. Supreet frequently speaks at many industry events and academic forums, is a charter member of TiE and is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee.

Supreet received a BS degree from University of Houston and an MBA with a focus on globalization from TRIUM-a collaboration of NYU, London School of Economics and HEC, Paris.

About OH Logistics (www. ohlogistics. com)

Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the nation's largest privately held 3PLs, serving Fortune 1500 companies with strategically placed, multi-client warehouse campuses as well as numerous dedicated facilities. The company serves the food service consolidation; industrial; electronic and high tech; pharmaceutical and medical; health and beauty; and consumer products industries.

OH Logistics provides services including fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, cross docking and pool distribution. The company operates over 21 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide, offers complete transportation management of parcel, LTL and TL shipments, and employs nearly 4,000.

OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www. ohlogistics. com.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Clean Air Crisis?

Clean Air Crisis?

According to the EPA, indoor levels of pollutants may be 5 times to 1000's of TIMES HIGHER than outdoor levels, because in addition to the outdoor pollutants that come inside, there are many indoor sources of air pollution.

(PRWEB) September 12, 2003

Many people BELIEVE that if they are INDOORS, they are safe from air pollution. Did you know that AIR POLLUTION can occur indoors as well as outdoors, and may be even more harmful indoors? Air pollution research shows that 70% of outdoor air pollutants flow indoors so they are found in the indoor air environment as well. In fact, indoor levels of pollutants may be 5 times to 1000's of TIMES HIGHER than outdoor levels, because in addition to the outdoor pollutants that come inside, there are many indoor sources of air pollution. (For example, TOXIC MOLD, MILDEW, SMOKE ODORS, PET ODORS, DUST MITES. BACTERIA & Carbon Monoxide from home furnaces).

Over 2 billion people WORLDWIDE use traditional fuels for cooking and home heating. According the World Health Organization, this widespread use results in the premature deaths of an estimated 2 MILLION PEOPLE annually, with women and children being most significantly effected. http://www. epa. gov/iaq/ (http://www. epa. gov/iaq/)

Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, so in addition to the possibility of being exposed to more pollutants indoors, we are exposed to them for long periods of time. CHILDREN are especially susceptible to air POLLUTION because of their fast metabolism and their rapidly growing body tissues such as lungs, heart, and nervous system. Want to know about what you can do to reduce you and your family's exposure to INDOOR AIR POLLUTION?

Go to website; http://www. freshairliving. com/MBraden (http://www. freshairliving. com/MBraden) or call toll free 800-704-5787

This CompanyÂ’s Mission Is To Mentor And Help 1,000,000 Families To Experience TRUE Time-Freedom And Financial-Freedom Using Our Incredible Hi-Tech Products and PROVEN Wealth Building System conducting an INDOOR AIR SURVEY. The corporate website is located at http://www. ecoquestintl. com (http://www. ecoquestintl. com)
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

SurePayroll Wins CPA Technology Advisor’s Innovation Award for First Ever Mobile Payroll App

SurePayroll Wins CPA Technology Advisor’s Innovation Award for First Ever Mobile Payroll App

SurePayroll, the online alternative to ADP® and Paychex®, today announced that it has won the CPA Technology Advisor's Innovation Award for its Mobile Payroll app.

Glenview, IL (PRWEB) June 25, 2010

SurePayroll, the online alternative to ADP® and Paychex®, today announced that it has won the CPA Technology Advisor's Innovation Award for its Mobile Payroll app (http://www. surepayroll. com/product/payroll/iphone-app. asp), the first and only payroll app introduced in the industry. Announced at this month’s 2010 California Accounting & Business conference, the Innovation Awards were created to honor new and emerging technologies that have the potential to significantly impact the tax and accounting profession. Winners are selected by CPA Technology Advisor's editorial advisory board and awards committee, which is comprised of accounting and tax professionals from all over the country.

SurePayroll’s Mobile Payroll app gives small business owners the ability to enter, view and process their payroll from anywhere, at any time, using an iPhone or iPod touch. Since its launch in December 2009, thousands of small business owners have downloaded and run payroll using the app, which was designed for ease-of-use and convenience.

“SurePayroll is dedicated to giving our customers the simplest, most convenient payroll experience possible so that they can focus on running their business,” said Steve Kania, SurePayroll VP of product management. "We are always exploring new ways and technologies to deliver on that commitment, and are honored to have our Mobile Payroll app recognized by the Innovation Awards.”

The SurePayroll Mobile Payroll App is integrated with the user’s SurePayroll account, allowing small business owners to switch seamlessly back and forth between platforms. Using their iPhone or iTouch, users can enter payroll information and preview totals to verify accuracy for hourly and salaried employees, as well as 1099 contractors, then approve and run payroll in seconds using SurePayroll’s 1-Click™ Payroll technology (http://www. surepayroll. com/product/payroll/1-clickpayroll. asp). As a full service online payroll firm, SurePayroll then automatically deposits and files all federal, state, and local payroll taxes with guaranteed accuracy, saving valuable hours of administrative work for busy entrepreneurs.

Terri Zeh Jacobson, President of Resources Inc, a management consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN, knows just how valuable extra time, greater flexibility, and the security of knowing payroll is being handled efficiently and accurately is to a small business owner. “If you run a small business you often have to wear many hats, which means time can be limited. The convenience of the SurePayroll Mobile Payroll App means I can multi-task on my own schedule, from anywhere -- a very useful asset when prioritizing.”

Named a finalist for Stevie Awards in the “Business Innovation of the Year” and “New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Software” categories, SurePayroll’s Mobile Payroll app was also named one of the “10 Must-Have Small Business iPhone Apps for a Productive 2010” list by Small Biz Trends.

The SurePayroll App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://itunes. apple. com/us/app/surepayroll-mobile-payroll/id340079566?mt=8 (http://itunes. apple. com/us/app/surepayroll-mobile-payroll/id340079566?mt=8).

For more information about SurePayroll and the new SurePayroll App please visit: http://www. surepayroll. com/product/payroll/iphone-app. asp (http://www. surepayroll. com/product/payroll/iphone-app. asp).

About SurePayroll
The online alternative to ADP® and Paychex®, SurePayroll is dedicated to providing a simple, convenient and accurate online payroll (http://www. surepayroll. com/product/payroll/) service at a price small business owners can afford. Tens of thousands of customers rely on SurePayroll to process payroll on demand in as few as two minutes. In addition, SurePayroll offers efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers’ compensation, employee screening and more. For accountants and banking partners, SurePayroll provides private-label and co-branded services that enable them to offer payroll processing to their small business clients. Every month the company releases the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard (http://www. surepayroll. com/scorecard/), which aggregates hiring and compensation data from more than 30,000 small businesses regionally and nationwide, and includes overall optimism levels among small business owners. Founded in 2000, SurePayroll has received numerous prestigious awards for its innovative technology and outstanding customer service, including recognition from PC Magazine, Inc. 500, Accounting Today, the American Business Awards and many others. For more information, please visit http://www. SurePayroll. com (http://www. SurePayroll. com).

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation selects DatStat as the foundation for ground breaking healthcare project

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation selects DatStat as the foundation for ground breaking healthcare project

DatStat Research Management Solution is the platform of choice for cost effective and easily scalable Data Collection system to explore disparities in chronic disease among US communities. Seattle, WA - June 15, 2010: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announced today that it has chosen DatStat as the foundation technology to help automate the data collection and study management process for their transformational healthcare project.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2010

IHME selected DatStat to identify a solution that would simplify its data collection and research operations. IHME sought out a solution that was flexible enough to support the scale and breadth of this healthcare initiative and that also provided the reliability, security and data integrity needed for this rigorous research effort. The solution had to support protocols for public release of the integrated chronic disease surveillance data that guarantee individual privacy while also maximizing the use of these data by the research and policy analysis community. Key factors in the IHME decision were DatStat’s, sophisticated product capabilities and application flexibility.

“This project will explore disparities in chronic disease among US communities by designing a cost-effective and easily scalable data collection system to track such diseases and their accompanying risk factors using multiple data sources” said Dr. Ali Mokdad. “Available data on health outcomes, health determinants, and quality and access to care reveal huge racial and ethnic disparities across communities in the US. Yet these disparities are only partially understood. The study is intended to resolve a series of outstanding technical measurement issues, develop operational protocols, and produce results relevant to health policy formulation that have the ability to extend at a national level.”

Participants in this project
IHME is engaging with several key collaborators who together bring a multidisciplinary approach to the project. Collaborators at the Harvard School of Public Health will focus their efforts on assessing risk factors among different communities, such as metabolic risks, diet, and tobacco use. Collaborators at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice will contribute their expertise in analyzing Medicare and health expenditure data. Collaborators at Public Health – Seattle & King County will advise on how to effectively and respectfully reach individuals within King County and lend their expertise on the health services available to those communities. Together, all will advise on how best to provide information that is useful to the policy and research communities while being respectful of individuals and their privacy concerns.

For more information, please contact: us@healthmetricsandevaluation. org
This project is supported by award number RC2HL101759 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the US National Institutes of Health.

About DatStat
Since 1997, DatStat has played a vital role in designing and delivering commercial-quality software solutions that insure resources are used more efficiently, patients are more engaged, and the care gap is narrowed by integrating the research, clinical, operational, and financial aspects of the healthcare enterprise.

Customers of all types and sizes turn to DatStat’s flexible, scalable, and highly integrated solutions that enable real-time health management, self-monitoring, electronic data capture (EDC), patient reported outcome (PRO), clinical data management (CDM), patient satisfaction, quality improvement, and global research management efforts. For more information visit www. datstat. com.

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Healthcare Staffing Firm Cirrus Medical Staffing Appoints Mary-Ellen Betterton To Lead Managed Service Programs

Healthcare Staffing Firm Cirrus Medical Staffing Appoints Mary-Ellen Betterton To Lead Managed Service Programs

Mary-Ellen Betterton to Oversee the Healthcare Staffing Firm’s Managed Service Programs and Recruitment Process Outsourcing Programs That are Customized to Meet Unique Needs Specific to Healthcare Organizations

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 9, 2010

Cirrus Medical Staffing (http://www. cirrusmedicalstaffing. com/) President Greg Allen announced today that the Healthcare Staffing Firm (http://www. cirrusmedicalstaffing. com/healthcare-staffing-firm) has officially named Mary-Ellen Betterton to oversee its Customized Managed Service Programs and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (http://www. cirrusmedicalstaffing. com/Recruitment-Process-Outsourcing) Solutions for Healthcare Providers.

“Mary-Ellen is the perfect person to oversee our Customized Managed Service Programs and Recruitment Process Outsourcing Solutions,” said Allen “She is a registered nurse and a 20 plus year veteran of the healthcare industry with a wealth of experience in full scope recruitment planning, delivery and retention programs. Mary-Ellen intimately understands a healthcare organization’s critical staffing, process, and retention needs.”

“I am thrilled to be working with Cirrus Medical Staffing,” said Betterton. “Their Customized Managed Service and Recruitment Process Outsourcing programs are the best in the business. They are geared toward quality and offer exceptional delivery of organizational staffing outcomes. I look forward to assisting healthcare organizations to improve their staffing efficiencies, staff productivity and retention,”

Betterton will oversee Cirrus’ managed recruitment and retention staffing solutions, which are scalable to meet the unique needs of individual healthcare organizations. With an innovative program design and state-of - the-art technology, Cirrus’ managed service team focuses on enhancing a healthcare organization’s ability to identify, attract and retain the best talent available. Cirrus’ Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Vendor Management Services, Master Vendor Programs and Preferred Provider Programs streamline work-flow processes, maximize available resources and seamlessly integrate into any existing operation.

“Most HR departments in healthcare organizations are stretched, finding themselves bogged down with nursing pool development, credentialing, vendor selection and vendor management,” said Betterton. “By outsourcing these processes, an organization can operate more efficiently and allow its HR department to perform the myriad of other duties critical to an organization’s function.”

Cirrus Medical Staffing utilizes Clearview TSS, best-in-class staffing and VMS technology designed specifically for healthcare staffing. The nationally recognized web based VMS system, manages job requisitions, offers a database that houses well over 100,000 candidates, smoothly integrates between front and back office systems, controls workers compensation and employment claims costs, and can document employee performance, scheduling and credentialing.

For further details regarding Cirrus Medical Staffing’s Customized Managed Staffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing programs, please call 800-299-8132 or strategic@cirrusmedicalstaffing. com.

About Cirrus Medical Staffing:
Cirrus Medical Staffing is an award winning Healthcare Staffing Firm providing customized staffing programs and strategic human resource solutions for healthcare organizations across the country. With offices in Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston, Cirrus specializes in managing the identification, recruitment and retention of the highest quality Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Allied Health professionals into travel, contract and permanent employment for our clients. Cirrus is ranked as one of the top 10 Travel Nurse Companies in the US and has been a Certified Healthcare Staffing Firm through The Joint Commission since 2005. Cirrus’ focus is to provide a one-stop solution to our clients staffing and HR needs.

Cirrus Allied is also a member of the Cirrus Healthcare Group, an international healthcare group specializing in providing US healthcare companies with customized domestic and international staffing and HR solutions. The Group consists of Cirrus Medical Staffing, Cirrus Allied and Cirrus Global. The companies are all A. Soriano Corporation (ANSCOR) companies.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

The KRC Group Announces School Health Product

The KRC Group Announces School Health Product

(PRWEB) April 5, 2001

PRESS RELEASE  PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sandra Lucius, RN, MSN for The KRC Group, Inc.

DATE:March 27, 2001

HEADLINE: The KRC Group, Inc. announces product for school nurse programs

DATE: March 27, 2001BODY: The KRC Group, Inc. today announced the availability of its newest product, iSchoolHealth. The product has been developed for school nurse programs. iSchoolHealth™ is a web based clinical application. Its intent and purpose is to provide healthcare professionals with a documentation tool that will replace the hand written chart and clinical notes. iSchoolHealth™ is built in a modular format so that users may select the appropriate module (s) for their clinic practice. The product includes all aspects of the current paper chart and has all the benefits of online accessibility of patient data. Implementation of iSchoolHealth™ is available either in the traditional internal Intranet/Internet model or in the ASP (Application Service Provider) delivery model. iSchoolHealth™ is fully customizable and scalable to meet the current demands of any size health care environment. Potential users are school nurses, social workers, and disability caseworkers.“As a healthcare professional,” says Sandra Lucius, President and COO of The KRC Group, Inc., “I felt our company was obligated to develop a tool to give school healthcare personnel access to the same technology that their counter-parts in hospitals and doctor’s offices now have. It is now apparent that they must be able to have access to pertinent information regarding the students and we just saw very little in the market that would provide that.”According to Robert Crowe, Ph. D., CEO of The KRC Group, Inc., “Not only did we want to develop a product to meet an overlooked market niche, but we developed a pricing model that would make it cost effective for every potential client.”The KRC Group, Inc., headquartered in Marietta, Ga., provides healthcare software products, custom programming, information technology outsourcing and consulting services. For More Information Contact: Sandra Lucius, RN, MSN, The KRC Group, Inc., 770-596-3445 or slucius@krcgroup. com

Visit The KRC Group's Web Site at www. krcgroup. com

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Excel Meridian Data Completes the Development of its NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Products

Excel Meridian Data Completes the Development of its NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Products

Excel Meridian Data, an innovative provider of customized data storage solutions, today introduced its new NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Excel Meridian Data offers a full line of storage solutions including Network Attached Storage (NAS), Direct Attached Storage (DAS), and Storage Area Network devices (SAN).

Addison, TX (PRWEB) September 1, 2010

Excel Meridian Data, an innovative provider of customized data storage solutions, today introduced its new NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Excel Meridian Data offers a full line of storage solutions including Network Attached Storage (NAS), Direct Attached Storage (DAS), and Storage Area Network devices (SAN).

The NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 will replace the 8101 and 8201 products respectively. The 8111 (1U 4-bay) and 8211 (2U 12-bay) are powered by the industry standard Windows Storage Server 2008 and offer a flexible and scalable NAS solution. In addition, both products offer iSCSI target functionality to allow SAN block-level storage access making the 8111 and 8211 a perfect choice for customers needing both NAS and iSCSI solutions. The units come standard with a one year advance replacement warranty and offer the ability to affordably scale the storage beyond the internal drive capacity.

“The NetStor WSS 8111 and 8211 reflect our company’s entrepreneurial spirit and sharp focus on our customer’s needs.” said Ryan Roberts, Sales Manager of Excel Meridian Data. “We believe these products will be received well by customers and increase our ability to provide customized solutions for any storage requirement.”

About Excel Meridian Data
Excel Meridian Data, founded in 1992, is a Texas-based corporation that delivers quality customized data storage solutions to small and medium sized businesses through its personalized sales approach. Keeping conscious of tightening budgets throughout the IT landscape across all industries, Excel Meridian Data has identified and pioneered a customized value oriented approach by providing customized solutions to each customer. Primarily focusing on the education, government, defense, healthcare, security surveillance, and technology markets, the Company’s products augment the data storage and backup capacity of an enterprises IT infrastructure. The Company offers Network Attached Storage (NAS), Direct Attached Storage (DAS), and Storage Area Network (SAN) products. Some customers include Lockhead Martin, General Dynamics, the US Navy, and numerous universities and K-12 institutions. For more information please visit www. emdstorage. com.

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