Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Doctor Mom: New At Home Screening Test For Commonly Undiagnosed Hereditary Disease

Doctor Mom: New At Home Screening Test For Commonly Undiagnosed Hereditary Disease

2G Pharma Inc. launches a simple home-care kit to test for celiac disease, a commonly undiagnosed disease that afflicts more than 300,000 Canadians

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 10, 2008

You may not even know you have this life-long heredity disease. Although most people think of this as a children's disease, it can be diagnosed at any age. In fact, more than two thirds of Canadians have it diagnosed as adults.

The disease is celiac disease. Health officials say one out of 100 Canadians are affected by this condition, which occurs when gluten--a protein found in wheat, rye and barley--damages the lining of the small intestine, interfering with your absorption of nutrients.

Now there is a simple, accurate way to determine if you are susceptible to celiac disease. For the first time in Canada, Health Canada has approved the Biocard Celiac Test Kit, (http://www. celiachometest. com) an at-home test that measures the body's immune response to gluten from a fingertip blood sample. While this easy, patient-friendly blood test gives a high degree of certainty that you are either developing celiac disease or already have celiac disease, you still need to see your doctor for confirmation.

"This at-home blood test is a saving grace for those who think they may have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance," said Karina Nelimarkka, co-founder of 2G Pharma Inc., marketers of the Biocard Celiac Test Kit. "According to a 20007 survey by the Canadian Celiac Association, the average time it took to get diagnosed was 12 years. Many respondents consulted with three or more doctors before getting their diagnosis. The Biocard test screens you quickly and accurately and the results give you the ammunition to get treatment faster."

While diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating are thought of as the classic symptoms of celiac disease, especially with children, in adults these symptoms aren't always present, or noticeable. Some adults report headaches, fatigue and joint pain. Others report weight gain or weight loss, depression and hair loss--symptoms not often associated with gut-related problems.

As a result, even health professionals sometimes confuse celiac disease with irritable bowel syndrome, iron-deficiency anemia caused by menstrual blood loss, Crohn's disease, intestinal infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Or treat the symptom as stress-related.

Left undetected, celiac disease can lead to malnutrition and bone problems like osteoporosis, The disease can also lead to infertility, certain digestive tract cancers and other autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease. In children, especially, celiac disease can lead to delayed growth.

The test kit is available for Canada and can be purchased online at www. celiachometest. com or at London Drugs, Save on Foods, Price Smart Foods, Rexall, PharmaPlus, Safeway, Jean Coutu (NB) and Meyer's Drugs Ltd. (MB).

October is celiac disease awareness month in Canada.

About 2G Pharma Inc.
Founded by Karina Nelimarkka and Janet Monk, 2G Pharma Inc. markets the unique, patient-friendly celiac test kit first developed by AniBiotech in Finland. This kit has been redesigned for the Canadian market and is currently the only Health Canada approved point-of-care celiac disease test kit available. Information on celiac disease, the Biocard Celiac Test and links to key informational sites can be found at http://www. celiachometest. com (http://www. celiachometest. com).

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Cambridge Healthtech Institute Announces its Second Annual "The Bioprocessing Summit"

Cambridge Healthtech Institute Announces its Second Annual "The Bioprocessing Summit"

Practical Solutions for Today's Laboratory Challenges

Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2010

Practical solutions and protocols will once again be exchanged at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's second annual "The Bioprocessing Summit " taking place August 23-26, 2010, in Boston. The four meetings comprising the event (Optimizing Cell Culture Technology, Affinity Tag Protein Purification, Optimizing Mammalian Cell Lines, and Baculovirus Technology) will address bioprocess challenges ranging from cell line and clone selection to scale-up and affinity tag purification. The Summit will bring together leaders in the field to present the most helpful information for those working with insect and mammalian cells, expressing proteins, and creating cell-based products.

"In this age of rapid innovation, it's critical to keep up with advances and trends, and to exchange ideas with international colleagues. This event is designed to provide insights that optimize tasks at the bench with an emphasis on 'real-world' experience," says Mary Ruberry, Conference Director of Cambridge Healthtech Institute.

John Mott, Director of Cell Line Development & Global Biologics at Pfizer, will kick off the sixth annual "Optimizing Cell Culture Technology" meeting with a focus on CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary). The agenda is chock-full of expert strategies and insights such as optimizing the culture environment through cell corpse clearance, using DOE ("Design of Experiments") to improve cell culture conditions, and improving bioreactor performance with dynamic membrane aeration.

The second annual "Affinity Tag Protein Purification" meeting explores the world of affinity tags - the benefits and drawbacks of each - including alternative affinity methods. Breakthrough techniques will be discussed including photocleavable tags, autoprocessing tags, epitope tags, and overcoming cleavage challenges.

Transfection, Electroporation and Clone Screening highlight the second annual "Optimizing Mammalian Cell Lines" meeting including site specificity and phototransfection. Joseph Shiloach, Chief of the Biotechnology Unit at NIDDK/NIH, will initiate the discussion of cell line development by addressing the use of microarrays to modify cellular properties.

The baculovirus system has achieved widespread recognition and use, as illustrated in the fourth annual "Baculovirus Technology" meeting with sessions focused on Screening, Vector Design, Protein Expression, and Vaccine Development. Seminal talks on biological properties will be presented by Paul Friesen from the University of Wisconsin, James Groarke from Novartis, and Gary Blissard of Cornell.

Along with the main conference sessions, three workshops will be presented to allow a more in-depth focus on important topics, such as Optimizing Cell Culture Media, Affinity Tag Purification Systems, and using E. coli for protein expression and purification. This year's Exhibit Hall will feature an expanding number of exhibit booths and extensive poster presentations.

For more information on The Bioprocessing Summit, please visit the event website at www. bioprocessingsummit. com.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) (www. chicorporate. com), founded in 1992, is the industry leader in providing superior-quality scientific information to eminent researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Cambridge Marketing Consultants, Cambridge Meeting Planners, and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group.

Contact: Kaushik Chaudhuri
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
(781) 972-5419
Kchaudhuri(at)healthtech(dot)com

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Insurance Information Resource InsuranceLoco Appoints Rhonda Trumbo Editorial Chief

Insurance Information Resource InsuranceLoco Appoints Rhonda Trumbo Editorial Chief

Rhonda Trumbo is an experienced publisher of advice and tips for insurance consumers. Trumbo joined the industry over 10 years ago as a pet insurance advisor for a major pet supply retailer. Since that time, her expertise has expanded to the subjects of dental insurance, vision insurance, auto insurance, home insurance, rental insurance, health insurance, pet insurance, motorcycle insurance, and travel insurance.

Encino, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2006

InsuranceLoco (http://www. insuranceloco. com (http://www. insuranceloco. com)), a provider of insurance information resources for insurance consumers, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Rhonda Trumbo to the position of Editorial Chief.

Rhonda Trumbo is an experienced publisher of advice and tips for insurance consumers. Trumbo joined the industry over 10 years ago as a pet insurance advisor for a major pet supply retailer. Since that time, her expertise has expanded to the subjects of dental insurance, vision insurance, auto insurance, home insurance, rental insurance, health insurance, pet insurance, motorcycle insurance, and travel insurance.

Trumbo will continue to publish helpful articles for all consumers to simply the decisions associated with purchasing insurance. "I feel that insurance is a financial product that every consumer should understand. Too often, I find that people only price-shop and suffer the consequences of the industry's fine print. People need to do their homework, and I'm the one that will help tutor them," said Trumbo. "I intend to make InsuranceLoco 'the' place to find answers, hopefully directing them to intelligent financial solutions."

About InsuranceLoco ( http://www. insuranceloco. com (http://www. insuranceloco. com))

InsuranceLoco is a leading in consumer insurance product information, articles, and tips. InsuranceLoco. com is a advertiser supported insurance resource center. InsuranceLoco is not a carrier, agent or broker. InsuranceLoco focuses on auto insurance, health insurance, home insurance, renters insurance, motorcycle insurance, travel insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and pet insurance. InsuranceLoco prides itself on the motto: Insurance is absolutely 'Loco' but we're crazy about it!

For more information visit http://www. insuranceloco. com (http://www. insuranceloco. com)

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XENA Health Integrates with Availity for Real-Time and Batch Transactions

XENA Health Integrates with Availity for Real-Time and Batch Transactions

Availity, LLC, the industry's premier health information network, today announced its intent to integrate several real-time and batch health care transactions with XENA Health, a leading provider of medical billing and revenue cycle management software.

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 12, 2009

Availity, LLC, the industry's premier health information network, today announced its intent to integrate several real-time and batch health care transactions with XENA Health, a leading provider of medical billing and revenue cycle management software. Health care providers utilizing Xena Health software products will have the ability to conduct real-time eligibility and benefits and claim status transactions in addition to submitting HIPAA-compliant claims and receiving electronic remittance advice files seamlessly through the software, eliminating the need to visit web portals, submit paper, or conduct phone calls. Transactions will be routed through the Availity® Health Information Network to deliver trusted administrative and financial information.

XENA Health will also be one of the first health information technology vendors to seamlessly support Availity's merchant services solution, CareCollectSM, helping to improve revenue cycle management and streamline workflow. With this integration, XENA Health customers will have the ability to complete credit and debit transactions in real-time for co-pays or known deductibles, set up recurring payments, void and credit transactions, and more, all from within their existing software.

"By integrating our solutions with software vendors like XENA Health, Availity and its partners are better able to address the growing demands of the health care industry," said Russ Thomas, president and chief operating officer at Availity. "Seamless information exchange fosters interoperability, resulting in significant time and cost savings, and improved patient care. Xena Health shares that belief and this level of integration demonstrates a commitment to improving the health care system."

XENA Health offers low cost, easy to use revenue cycle management solutions including a robust, rules-based claims processing engine, decision support, reporting, and analysis capabilities to empower health care organizations and improve health care.

"Our product features, functionality, and ease of use in a low cost pricing model using SaaS/Cloud technology sets us apart from our competitors," said Rob Mattioda, XENA Health chief executive officer. "Incorporating an integrated clearinghouse process solution like Availity continues to accelerate the A/R cycle and gets money into the hands of the billing companies and providers using XENA faster."

About Availity, LLC - Patients. Not Paperwork.®
Availity optimizes information exchange between multiple health care stakeholders through a single, secure network. The Availity Health Information Network encompasses administrative, financial, and clinical services, supporting both real-time and batch exchange via the web, business to business (B2B) integration, and electronic data interchange (EDI). For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www. availity. com.

About Xena Health
XENA Health is a leading provider of Medical Billing and Revenue Cycle Management Software delivered as a SaaS - Cloud service over the internet. Xena's monthly subscription is low cost, predictable, and transparent with no hidden charges. Xena delivers the same sophisticated applications to customers regardless of size. For more information or a demo call (860) 670-6438.

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Monday, May 29, 2006

May Is Dog Health Awareness Month at Pup Life; Learn How You Can Improve Your Dog's Health And Longevity At Pup Life

May Is Dog Health Awareness Month at Pup Life; Learn How You Can Improve Your Dog's Health And Longevity At Pup Life

Throughout the month of May, Pup Life will feature articles, interviews and dog care tips that will help you improve your dog's health and longevity. To highlight dog owners' growing concerns about canine health, Pup Life is proud to sponsor Dog Health Awareness Month for the third year consecutive year.

Fennville, MI (PRWEB) April 18, 2006

More and more Americans are concerned about creating healthy lifestyles for themselves and their dogs. With dog ownership on the rise, so too is interest in natural dog supplements, organic dog food and holistic health care for dogs. Pup Life, one of the nation's fastest growing online retailer of healthy dog supplies, is once again sponsoring Dog Health Awareness Month this May.

Pup Life's Dog Health Awareness Month 2006 will feature news, articles, interviews and dog care tips focusing on dog obesity, weight management, exercise, dog sports and healthy, natural dog foods. Pup Life, CEO, Eric Houtkooper says, "Throughout the month of May we will be featuring interesting and informative articles about creating healthy canine lifestyles with industry leaders including Lucy Postins of The Honest Kitchen. Ms. Postins will speak about the importance of a healthy diet and if switching to a dehydrated raw diet is right for your dog. We will also be talking with Cheryl Carter, agility expert and dog trainer at Candy's Canines. Cheryl has some great tips on exercise and fitness."

"Pup Life is proud to sell all-natural dog products, and we do what we can to educate new dog owners whenever possible," says Mr. Houtkooper. As part of Pup Life's Dog Health Awareness Month, the web site (http://www. puplife. com (http://www. puplife. com)) will feature a variety of articles and interviews to help dog owners enhance their dog's health and lifestyle. One issue Pup Life is specifically concerned about is the increase in dog obesity. Pup Life CEO, Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper says, "As guardians of our dogs' health and happiness, we need to be aware of the dangers of obesity." Dog owners should discuss proper weight and weight management with their veterinarian. "We are seeing an increase in liver disease, kidney diease, diabetes and structural complications like hip displaysia in the canine population. These increases can all be linked to the rise in dog obesity," remarked Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper. "You can combat obesity and complications from obesity by incorporating simple things into you and your dog's lifestyle including increased exercise, feeding raw or dehydrated raw dog food and even participating in dog sports like agility or obedience competition," added Ms. Hayes-Houtkooper.

A simple health affirming strategy for dogs and owners alike has been well-tested and proven over time. "Exercise and eat right," says Leslie. "It can make a world of difference for you and dog! Most dogs need more exercise than they actually get. Many people find that when they increase the amount of exercise their dogs get, behavior problems like chewing, barking and digging diminish greatly. Furthermore, engaging with your dog mentally as well as physically is not only good for her, it is also good for you," Leslie continued. Eric Houtkooper agreed, saying, "It's important to schedule exercise and playtime into your daily routine, otherwise it's too easy to overlook it. We take our dogs on daily walks and incorporate playtime and training time on a daily basis." Eric continued, "Most Americans lead busy, hectic lives so don't feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to add another item to your list of things to do. Exercise, playtime and training time can easily be incorporated into your daily lifestyle. Turn your walks into training walks, take your dog for a jog on the beach or at the park. You'll not only be increasing your dog's health and fitness, you'll be promoting yours as well."

This is the third year Pup Life is celebrating May as Dog Health Awareness Month. Pup Life will be offering deep discounts on healthy treats, dog food and natural supplements all month long to encourage dog owners to think about their dog's health. "Once owners try our healthy dog food, treats and supplements, most stick with them and never go back to the cheaper chain-store brands," says Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper. She added, "Healthier dogs mean fewer vet bills, and that is good for you and your dog."

Pup Life is one of the fastest growing online retailers in the pet supply industry. Pup Life focuses on healthy, natural dog supplies, and offers the finest natural dog food and treats, designer dog collars and pet carriers, as well as crates, toys and natural grooming supplies. Pup Life's website offers a variety of information on how to create a healthy lifestyle for your dog including positive reinforcement training tips, health care tips and interviews with leaders in the pet care industry. Pup Life has been featured in 944 Magazine, Miva Corporation's Online Galleria and Domino Magazine. Additionally, Pup Life enjoys widespread readership of its blog, the Pup Life Dog Blog (http://www. puplife. com/dogblog (http://www. puplife. com/dogblog)), a blog for dogs and their people.

Pup Life is the place where conscientious dog owners can find up-to-the-minute information on what's happening in the world of companion animals. Pup Life offers the best products for pets online. Our mission is to provide the finest products for your dog along with reliable information and superior customer service. As a business, we strive to promote ethical treatment of animals, and we encourage compassion and responsibility toward our pets. Most of all, we celebrate the incredible bond between humans and animals.

For more information, contact Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper at 269-561-2570 or visit http://www. puplife. com (http://www. puplife. com).

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

SeaAloe Inc. Revolutionizes The Wellness Industry With Its Powerful Nourishing Supplement: SeaAloe

SeaAloe Inc. Revolutionizes The Wellness Industry With Its Powerful Nourishing Supplement: SeaAloe

SeaAloe Inc. recently started shipping the SeaAloe product to consumers across the United States. SeaAloe's whole-food liquid supplement promotes optimum body and immune system functions. According to its makers, SeaAloe's proprietary blend and processing techniques will redefine how Americans supplement.

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2007

SeaAloe combines an age old therapeutic plant, nutrient rich sea vegetation, a powerful rainforest herb, and antioxidant rich fruits to deliver 80+ vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and amino acids, in a great tasting liquid. It out delivers and replaces a cupboard full of pills, powders and tablets.

If it were possible to encapsulate the benefits of the numerous nutritional components that make up the SeaAloe (http://www. myseaaloe. com? spnid=63620001) formula in just a few words, those words might be "Supports optimal health." It does that through many metabolic mechanisms, as shown in a large number of scientific studies of the ingredients used. The US government maintains a huge database including hundreds of thousands of studies and professional journal articles about nutrient ingredients. Thousands of those studies feature the SeaAloe ingredients.

Some of those sources confirm benefits like -

-- Aloe Vera (http://www. myseaaloe. com/t-productingredients. aspx? spnid=63620001) - antioxidant and gastro-intestinal soothing
-- Sea Vegetables (http://www. myseaaloe. com/t-infosheet. aspx? spnid=63620001) - concentrated whole food nutrition
-- Pau D'arco - traditional herbal immune system nourishment
-- Concentrated Juices - powerful antioxidant boosters

People who have used the *SeaAloe formula for years report marked improvements in their general wellbeing -- their enjoyment of a healthy, happier life.

"It was predicted years ago that the WAVE of the future would be liquid nutrition (http://www. sickofpills. com). SeaAloe is a great tasting whole food, liquid nutritional product. I have been taking and recommending this formula to patients for the last 12 years. Reorder rates are amazing! More reorders than any other product we have carried. SeaAloe is a must take for all patients."
-- M. Kevin Wynne, D. C.

ALOE VERA has powerful nourishing and soothing properties. It helps to regulate normal blood sugar and supports cleansing of the vital organs.

SEA VEGETABLES are nutrient rich and a good source of important nutrients such as selenium and iodine. It is also a good source of heart protective magnesium, potassium, and beta carotene and contains naturally occurring sea silver (http://www. myseaaloe. com/t-productfaq. aspx? spnid=63620001)

PAU D'ARCO supports a normal immune system and is a powerful antioxidant benefits. It is traditionally used to maintain youthful vigor and used to relieve minor pain and discomfort. It nourishes a healthy body and immune system to better resist alien invaders, like parasites and pathogens.

BLACK CHERRY supports immune system response and helps muscles stay healthy. It also protects normal neuronal cells from cell-damaging oxidative stress and contains heart healthy nutrient factors.

CRANBERRY supports normal urinary tract and kidney function as well as supports normal immune system functions. It supports normal blood pressure and normal sugar metabolism. It is a powerful antioxidant (http://www. myseaaloe. com/t-product. aspx? spnid=63620001) and is a heart healthy support for normal cholesterol levels.

WHITE AND CONCORD GRAPE contains factors that support a healthy immune system and is a heart healthy nutrient. It supports healthy aging and supports normal cholesterol levels.

*The SeaAloe formula is a proven proprietary formula with a 14 year success record.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration; not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Benefits noted as based upon traditional use may not be generally recognized as substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence. Nutritional products are not offered to diagnose or prescribe for medical or psychological conditions nor to claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions, nor to recommend specific products as treatment of disease or to provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, or apply medical, mental health or human development principles, to provide diagnosing, treating, operating or prescribing for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition. Use of the products is based upon informed consent and private license. Testimonial results are not typical and results may vary. The information on this site is not a substitute for medical advice from a primary health care professional

About SeaAloe Inc:
SeaAloe Inc. launched January 2, 2007 to meet the compelling need to fill the demand in America for a proven, simple and easy to use whole food nutritional supplement, designed for all ages. SeaAloe has an iron clad 90 day empty bottle 100% money back guarantee, which is almost unheard of in the supplement industry. Shipping and handling is always free.

Contact Information:
Randy Frager
1.800.732.1150
Www. sickofpills. com

Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky business owners can save time and money by using the services of an Employee leasing or PEO company

Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky business owners can save time and money by using the services of an Employee leasing or PEO company.

“Employee leasing” and "PEO" services, a no pain, basic way for small businesses to get the same types of savings, benefits and services previously only available to larger corporations. “Employee leasing” and "PEO" services once was a business tool that was rela-tively unknown in the independent business community. Today, over three million employees are “leased” back to companies like yours across the United States.

(PRWEB) June 6, 2004

An employee leasing OR Co-employer arrangement between your company and the PML Holdings Group can go a long way toward reducing your current costs in areas such as unemployment, health benefits, and, even in WorkerÂ’s Comp costs.

Our company offers a wide range of benefit options to you and your employees through employee leasing and peo services;

• Optional Health, Dental and Life Plans - Paid BEFORE tax (if paid using payroll deduction)

• Optional Employee Paid 401(k) Program with the TOP rated “Best of America IV” family of mutual funds

• Credit union checking and savings using our in-house Direct Deposit

• Direct Deposit to Checking and/or Savings Accounts at your employeeÂ’s local bank

• Free checking-Discounted VISA/MASTERCARD (upon approval) - ATM Card for employees opening their checking account at our bank (National City)

• PMLÂ’s Web Site access for our clients for - Advertising services, recruiting or placing employees

• Complete and flexible payroll services - in house

• Optional Safety Engineering Program for reducing WorkerÂ’s Comp cost (direct to clientÂ’s “pocket book”)

The PML Group has been in the employee leasing and PEO business for the past nineteen (19) years consecutively! NO OTHER INDEPENDENT MICHIGAN LEASING COMPANY CAN MAKE THAT CLAIM!

PML has a PROVEN track record and MANY SATISFIED CLIENTS and EMPLOYEES! Most other leasing companies make claims and show you (on paper) what you will pay for their services... WE GUARANTEE THAT “WHAT YOU ARE SHOWN IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU’LL GET” - Day One - Month One - Year One! No hype, no “hidden charges”, and the most flexible, comprehensive services of any of them!

If PML can’t save your company in the areas of actual costs, administration, payroll and time wasted... YOU DON’T NEED US! BUT WE CAN... AND WE WILL! Give us the opportunity to do an “APPLES TO APPLES” Cost Comparison. YOU WON’T REGRET IT!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Want to Say Goodbye to Pain? Try a Magnet

Want to Say Goodbye to Pain? Try a Magnet

A complementary device designed to mimic the electrically generated pulsed magnetic fields which help relieve pain and support bone healing is available in Australia and along with it a brand new home-based business opportunity.

Australia (PRWEB) November 30, 2005

Electrically generated pulsed magnetic fields to help relieve pain and support bone healing have been widely used by members of the medical profession for many years. Now a complementary device designed to mimic those therapeutic effects is available in Australia and along with it a brand new home-based business opportunity.

Earlier this year, Gill Clark, an independent distributor for Ecoflow Plc, sold one of these devices, a Bioflow magnotherapy bracelet, to a man who was desperate to try to relieve long-term back pain and stiffness. Gill said: “A month later, the man was so impressed by his reduced levels of pain and increased energy levels that he ordered a bracelet for his partner who suffered from chronic arthritis. After another month, she too was extolling the virtues of the Bioflow magnet.”

This is a common success story, a great many people claim that wearing a Bioflow magnetic bracelet has changed their lives. Developed in 1995 and based on ancient therapies from the Far East, the Bioflow is different from ordinary magnets because in addition to being very strong, it also incorporates a unique technology called Central Reverse Polarity™. The theory behind Bioflow magnets is that as blood passes through the CRP magnetic field, it is subjected to a pulsing effect which is thought to help the body maintain a balanced pH (the information base of pain) and maintain good conductivity in the cells (essential for good health). There are other theories.

CRP is a system unique to Bioflow magnets and Ecoflow is so confident that it sells them with a 90 day money back satisfaction guarantee (-15% admin fee).

The company also offers Biophone and Bioguard two silica crystal devices designed to help the body cope with the effects of electromagnetic radiation. Nutriflow, another new product is designed to regulate electrolyte levels (there is also a Nutriflow for dogs). Nutriflow is thought to be particularly effective when combined with the use of Bioflow magnotherapy.

Bioflow magnetic therapy products are now available in Australia, following a recent launch in Sydney. Ecoflow is offering motivated individuals an opportunity to join a well-established and vibrant international network, on a full or part-time basis. Independent distributorships can be run alongside an existing business or occupation.

If you are interested in joining the Ecoflow network in Australia, visit http://www. careflow. co. uk/ecoflow-business-opportunity (http://www. careflow. co. uk/ecoflow-business-opportunity). Join before 30 November 2005 and save 50% of your joining fee.

Bioflow for people and animals is just one of a range of Ecoflow’s innovative health, lifestyle and environmental products, which include devices designed to help the body cope with the effects of mobile phone and computer use and a range of magnetic products designed to condition fuel in cars, heating systems and water in the home. To find out more about Ecoflow visit: http://www. ecoflow. plc. uk/ (http://www. ecoflow. plc. uk/)

For almost a decade Ecoflow has been at the forefront of developing the science behind ‘Bioflow’ magnets which use Central Reverse Polarity™ magnets into practical, user friendly products which it markets through its own network of Independent Distributors. Established since 1991 the company currently has distributors across the UK and Europe and in 2005 an Ecoflow network opened in Australia. Ecoflow has twice been included in the Virgin Fast Track 100 list of top one hundred fastest growing UK private companies and has achieved ISO 9001 quality certification and ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. In 2002 Ecoflow was acclaimed as visionary by the BT Vision research & awards programme.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Golf Charity Features Heart Attack Screening and Honors Victims: Event Designed to Support Public Awareness, Features Onsite Risk Assessment and Discounted Heart Scans

Golf Charity Features Heart Attack Screening and Honors Victims: Event Designed to Support Public Awareness, Features Onsite Risk Assessment and Discounted Heart Scans

The wife of a deceased heart attack victim and a heart attack survivor organize a golf charity to honor the victims of unpredicted heart attack and raise public awareness. The event features onsite risk assessment and the organizers arranged discounted heart scans to support preventive solutions to the epidemic of heart attack.

Harve De Grace, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2007

JoAnne Zawitoski, a prominent Baltimore attorney who lost her husband to a heart attack and Mark Montgomery, a leading maritime businessman and a heart attack survivor joined together to organized the first "Golf Fore Heart: Guy Fernandez Memorial Charity Golf Tournament".

"My Husband, Guy, was only 49 when he suffered a massive heart attack that killed him instantly. His death came just days after a routine visit with his primary care physician," said Event Co-Chair, JoAnne Zawitoski, board member of the AEHA. "Image based screening tests could possibly have saved his life."

"Because many victims of heart attack are asymptomatic, we encourage risk factor screening with testing for atherosclerosis or plaque buildup in the heart and arteries," said Dr. Morteza Naghavi, founder of the AEHA and Chairman of the SHAPE (Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education) Task Force. "This allows for medical professionals to identify and treat individuals who are at high risk of a near future heart attack."

Modeled after successful cancer screening efforts, AEHA's SHAPE Guideline calls for men 45-75 years and women 55-75 years to undergo screening to assess coronary plaque or carotid wall thickness, which indicate the presence of vulnerable plaque. It recommends the coronary calcium scan (Heart Scan) or carotid scan (Carotid IMT) - two tests that have proven to be strong predictors of those who are at risk to a heart attack or stroke. Preventive exams give healthcare professionals the opportunity to take appropriate action before fatal symptoms appear.

"The importance of early detection through comprehensive screening can not be overstated," said event co-chair, Mark Montgomery, the President of Ports America Baltimore, Inc. "I felt healthy and I exercised regularly, but having a heart attack at 37 changes your view of life, it makes the awareness of death a reality and what's most important in our daily living."

The event will benefit the Association for the Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA) a national organization headquartered in Houston, Texas, which is dedicated to ending the threat of heart attack by promoting effective tools for prevention while advancing the scientific quest for a cure. 

About AEHA

The AEHA's mission is to eradicate heart attack by promoting effective tools for prevention while advancing the scientific quest for a cure. Additional information is available on the organization's Web site, www. aeha. org or call 1-877-SHAPE11

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Galloway, Cell: 713-206-9376. Email: pg @ vp. org

PHOTO AND SOUND OPPORTUNITY: Interviews and sound bites from the event will be allowed.

8:00 a. m.  Registration and Free health screenings

9:00 a. m.  Tee-Off: Shotgun start

2:00 p. m. Luncheon, Silent Auction and Free health screenings

2:30 p. m.  Speaker Program: Mark Montgomery, JoAnne Zawitoski, Donna Potter and Dr. Morteza Naghavi

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TierOne Networks Hires Mr. Andy Compton, CPA as Controller

TierOne Networks Hires Mr. Andy Compton, CPA as Controller

TierOne Networks, a Dallas-based Wireless Internet Service Provider ("WISP") today announced that it hired Mr. Andy Compton, CPA as Controller of the Company.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 29, 2009

TierOne Networks, a Dallas-based Wireless Internet Service Provider ("WISP") today announced that it hired Mr. Andy Compton, CPA as Controller of the Company.

Mr. Compton, CPA is a Certified Public Accountant and has served as Corporate Controller for companies in a variety of industries ranging from health insurance to staffing and recruiting. In addition, he has owned a successful consulting business offering Controller and CFO services to small and medium sized businesses. He brings expertise in financial leadership, SEC reporting, financial analysis, controls and processes and forecasting and budgeting. Mr. Compton has a BBA in Accounting from Harding University.

"I am very excited to join the team at TierOne, said Andy Compton, Controller. "We have a rare opportunity to bring a product to a market that is hungry for it and I believe that we possess significant strategic advantage to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunities that exists in this industry and market."

"TierOne is pleased to add Mr. Compton to our management team," said Kevin Weaver, President & CEO. "We believe that we are well positioned to pursue dramatic growth both organically and through substantial acquisitions. Additionally, by adding Andy to our team prepares us for the additional reporting requirements needed for USDA loans/grants and public companies."

About TierOne Networks | www. tocn. com

TierOne Converged Networks, Inc. is a profitable next generation Wireless Internet Service Provider ("WISP") headquartered in Dallas, TX. TierOne's management and technical knowledge is positioned to dominate rural WISP markets in the southwestern U. S., with an initial focus on DFW and Texas markets. We provide wireless broadband services, using next-generation technologies, to smaller or secondary rural markets that are underserved by the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers ("ILECs") and cable TV operators. Our FCC Licensed Broadband Network delivers inexpensive, high speed, low latency internet to underserved areas. In addition to expanding its business through strong organic growth, TierOne Networks is pursuing an active acquisition strategy of WISPs to expand its operations and to augment its organic growth initiatives.

TierOne is interested in acquiring TX, OK, KS & NM-based WISP's. All inquiries should be directed to Ron Celmer, CFO at (214) 217-8626 ext 2031.

For more information or for service call 1-866-551-1367. All other other should be directed to Kevin Weaver, President & CEO at (214) 217-8626 ext 2003

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

BlabberMouth Announces Launch of Penman PR Training Institute

BlabberMouth Announces Launch of Penman PR Training Institute

The public relations firm known for its whimsical name and serious PR representation has launched a new division to provide real-life public relations training by practicing PR professionals.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2008

Patti D. Hill, chief executive officer of BlabberMouth PR has announced the company has launched Penman PR Training Institute, its new industry training division. Penman PR Training Institute will provide comprehensive courses for those interested in a practical understanding of public relations techniques and strategies. The courses are designed to give individuals the opportunity to strategically create and deliver public relations services by applying an effective and proven public relations process.

The first Penman PR course is scheduled to be held October 14 through 16 at the St. Edwards Professional Education Center at 9420 Research Blvd, Echelon III in Austin.

The courses, which will be marketed to recareering adults, adults re-entering the workforce and recent graduates, will be taught by BlabberMouth PR and CameronWeeks Public Relations practicing PR professionals. The courses use case practice, theory and role play to help participants develop a strategic approach to managing public perception.

"Today's announcement of the launch of our training institute is testimony to BlabberMouth's commitment to not only supporting Austin companies, but also in building an adaptable PR workforce with a rich mixture of skills and expertise," said Hill. "Recareering adults, adults that are re-entering the workforce or recent grads should not have to start at the bottom rung of their career. They already have skills pertinent to public relations. All that's needed is the development of practical knowledge through experiential learning."

To introduce the launch of its public relations courses, Penman PR Training Institute is providing free PR workshops in July, August and September. Interested parties should visit http://www. penmanprtraining. com/workshop. html (http://www. penmanprtraining. com/workshop. html) and select a date and time from the drop down menu.

About Penman PR Training Institute
Penman PR Training Institute, a division of BlabberMouth L. P., provides real-world public relations training by practicing PR professionals to re-careering adults, adults re-entering the workforce and recent graduates. For more information about Penman PR Training Institute and its classes, workshops and seminars, visit www. penmanPRtraining. com.

About BlabberMouth PR
BlabberMouth PR, the seriously fun public relations firm, is celebrated for providing 100% senior-level representation to a range of industries, including advertising, consumer electronics, gaming, health and fitness, interior design, and music and entertainment, among others. Founded in 2001, BlabberMouth PR abandoned the traditional agency model in favor of an innovative version and entrepreneurial processes for developing strategies and campaigns, and implementing tactics to help their clients win in the marketplace. BlabberMouth PR - quirky name, serious public relations. For more information, visit www. blabbermouthPR. com.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

BNSF Selects Wi-Tronix®, LLC Remote Monitoring for Over 800 Locomotives

BNSF Selects Wi-Tronix®, LLC Remote Monitoring for Over 800 Locomotives

September 22, 2008 - Wi-Tronix®, LLC (Bolingbrook, IL) announced today that BNSF has placed orders for over 800 of its remote monitoring systems. The Wi-Tronix system provides BNSF with the benefits of ready access to locomotive on-board data, increased asset utilization, fuel conservation monitoring, locomotive digital video recorder health monitoring and improved fleet productivity. BNSF is deploying the Wi-Tronix systems on their GE AC4400, GE Dash 9 and EMD SD70MAC locomotives. Installations will begin next month and are expected to be completed by mid 2009 bringing the total installed BNSF locomotive fleet to nearly 1,000 Wi-Tronix systems.

Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) September 27, 2008

Wi-Tronix®, LLC (Bolingbrook, IL) announced today that BNSF has placed orders for over 800 of its remote monitoring systems. The Wi-Tronix system provides BNSF with the benefits of ready access to locomotive on-board data, increased asset utilization, fuel conservation monitoring, locomotive digital video recorder health monitoring and improved fleet productivity. BNSF is deploying the Wi-Tronix systems on their GE AC4400, GE Dash 9 and EMD SD70MAC locomotives. Installations will begin next month and are expected to be completed by mid 2009 bringing the total installed BNSF locomotive fleet to nearly 1,000 Wi-Tronix systems.

BNSF leadership will use Wi-Tronix's Wi-Tracker™ to maximize both locomotive asset utilization and fuel savings. Wi-Tracker provides a full suite of indispensable tools such as: statistics on utilization, engine shut down and duty cycle, fuel monitoring using geo-fencing, locomotive fault and exception-based alerting and more. Additionally, BNSF will save countless hours of invaluable time using Wi-DownloadER™ to remotely download locomotive on-board data from any locomotive, anytime, anywhere. BNSF will also benefit from automatic monitoring of locomotive digital video recorder health and operating status. The Wi-Tronix Wi-FuelSensor™ ultrasonic fuel sensor provides BNSF with real time fuel information such as fuel levels, fuel inventory, refuel events and low fuel alerts. The Wi-Tronix array of mobile asset management tools, proven integration experience and customer service is being deployed to support BNSF's revolutionary business objectives aimed to increase fuel savings and maximize productivity.

Wi-Tronix is providing BNSF with a complete end to end solution including everything from onboard Wireless Processing Units (Wi-PUs) to turnkey back-office hosting. The Wi-Tronix Wi-PU places invaluable information at the fingertips of BNSF management.

About Wi-Tronix, LLC:
Wi-Tronix, LLC, headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL, provides products and services to wirelessly monitor high-value mobile assets used in rail, marine and other commercial and industrial operations. Wi-Tronix's mission is to enable businesses to improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of high-value mobile assets. For additional information visit the Wi-Tronix website at www. WI-TRONIX. com.

For Further Information:
Wi-Tronix Sales & Media Contact: Fred E. Cozzi
Email: fcozzi(at)wi-tronix. com
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 307

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Integrated Crisis Management Defined

Integrated Crisis Management Defined

A complex process like crisis management can only be discussed and understood with success if there is agreement on the meanings of its essential terminology. The first article defines and clarifies elements of crisis management, which are sometimes referred to by different names, or about which there can be confusion. Terms defined include crisis management, emergency response, disaster recovery, humanitarian assistance, business continuity, crisis communications, crisis management team vs. planning committee and others; several types of crisis response practice drills are delineated.

(PRWEB) May 21, 2004

Chances are, if you take a survey in your office regarding what constitutes a crisis, you will come up an array of answers. If you ask your people how the organization should respond to the crisis, you may get an even wider variety of answers. The truth is, although the people may have different answers, your organization as a whole should not. Your organization should be able to clearly define a crisis, and how your team or teams will activate and respond.

As a crisis management consultant, I have met with many “crisis management teams” in the early planning stages to find that they do not agree on what a crisis is, and they also cannot clearly define crisis management. Many people view it as emergency response or business continuity, while other people will only consider the public relations aspect. They are all partially correct, but true crisis management has many facets. It must be thoroughly integrated into the organization’s structure and operations. Achieving an effective level of crisis management requires a thorough internal analysis, strategic thinking and sufficient discussion.

When it comes to integration, think of it this way - if you can foresee a risk affecting your organization, then your plan must address all consequences of that risk. For example, if a tornado hits your production facility, you obviously have to get everyone out safely, but you also need to deal with business continuity issues. Your customers and suppliers will likely be affected - so you must communicate effectively with them. Your employees may have lost their homes, and you may need to offer some assistance if you expect them to quickly get back to work. Although no plan can address every possible scenario, a solid plan can provide a structure for an integrated response.

Before we talk about the process of developing an integrated crisis management program, we must first all be speaking the same language. One of the reasons for the confusion surrounding crisis management is that the terminology is anything but standardized. Often enough, a single term is used in several ways, or a single element is called by more than one name.

So, letÂ’s first look at the terms that describe the main facets of an integrated crisis management plan.

Crisis Management is the umbrella term that encompasses all activities involved when an organization prepares for and responds to a significant critical incident. An effective crisis management program should be consistent with the organizationÂ’s mission and integrate plans such as Emergency Response, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications, Disaster Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance, etc.

Emergency Response consists of all activities related to safely managing the immediate physical, health and environmental impacts of an incident. These include providing first aid and emergency medical services; containing any fire or hazardous materials that may have been released; securing sites; and evacuating people who are not actively part of the emergency response.

Business Continuity refers to the efforts required to maintain the consistent delivery of products or services to customers. It includes, but is much broader than, Disaster Recovery. It is also sometimes referred to as business resumption and continuity of operations.

Disaster Recovery refers to those activities required to repair and ensure the ongoing function of technology infrastructure, including data backup and recovery, data processing, and voice and data communications. It should be considered part of Business Continuity.

Crisis Communications typically refers to the public relations aspect of crisis management. It involves communicating both internally and externally about what happened, and what the organization is doing to manage the crisis. The key audiences to be addressed are employees, shareholders, media, customers, suppliers, and the surrounding community.

Humanitarian Assistance consists of efforts designed to address the psychological and emotional impact on the workforce. In contrast to emergency response, which typically focuses on the immediate safety, humanitarian assistance refers to the range of services necessary to get your employees back to original levels of productivity.

  *  * In addition, there are other terms that we often hear misused. The lack of clarity often leads to inconsistent expectations, which can derail the crisis management planning process. LetÂ’s take a look at some of these terms.

Crisis Management Planning Committee is the group charged with analyzing vulnerabilities, evaluating existing plans, developing, and implementing the comprehensive crisis management program. Sometimes the Crisis Management Planning Committee ends up being the Crisis Management Team, but often the members are different. The Crisis Management Team is typically made up of top-ranking officers - whereas the planning can be delegated.

This planning committee should include representatives of all appropriate departments and disciplines; champions committed to get the task accomplished, who have the support of senior leadership to shepherd the planning process through to completion. The planning committee is most effective if you have a mix of creative and analytical types. In addition, an outside consultant can offer objective advice and guidance.

Crisis Management Team consists of top - ranking individuals responsible for handling the response in an actual crisis situation. They should be trained and tested through simulations. The Crisis Management Team exists to protect core assets - people, finances and reputation - during times of risk. This team must be able to work well together under pressure, and should have clearly delineated responsibilities and levels of authority.

Notification and Activation Drills have the purpose of practicing and streamlining the assembly of a crisis response team so that it can quickly get to work, regardless of the nature of any potential crisis.

These drills focus on the processes of communications and logistics that must occur from the moment an organization is first made aware of a crisis until all team members are in place.

Table-top Exercises are scheduled meetings that use a discussion-based approach, to introduce a team to the elements of a crisis response plan. No equipment is involved, and all activity occurs inside a meeting room, or in the organizationÂ’s designated crisis command center. Participants are given a hypothetical crisis scenario, and walked through their expected initial responses. Then additional information updates are distributed, followed by a similar discussion of appropriate actions. After the exercise, a short debriefing is conducted; written comments and feedback are collected later. An evaluation report outlines the strengths observed and improvements needed.

Simulation Drills or Full-Scale Exercises are real-time role-playing exercises. They can be either pre-scheduled, or come as a surprise to team members. In place of the fixed script and limited objectives of a table-top, in a simulation the crisis management team faces a shifting landscape of occurrences that require it to implement solutions, just as it would have to do in a real crisis situation. Simulations involve two groups: the players, who are the members of the crisis management team, and the simulators, who are producing the drill and evaluating the playersÂ’ responses. A large simulation can involve multiple participants.

The players operate in the same rooms they would use in a real crisis. The drill then moves in real time, as simulators introduce additional information to the players via phone, fax, email, prerecorded mock newscasts, and in person. The information revealed to the players about the scenario is dynamic, changing based on the playersÂ’ decisions. At the end of the drill, both groups are brought together for a lessons-learned debriefing.

  *  * With clarity and agreement on the terms and processes involved, misunderstandings can be minimized and organizations will be better prepared to respond effectively.

Mike Keating is the Vice President of Client Services for Crisis Management International, and Atlanta-based crisis management consulting firm. Mr. Keating has helped hundreds of organizations prepare for and respond to crises of all types. Mr. Keating has also presented at large conferences across the country, been published in various trade journals, served as the only industry expert witness in the most significant U. S. court case in the business continuity industry and was nominated to the Business Continuity Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Bersin & Associates Identifies Halogen Software as a Market Leader

Bersin & Associates Identifies Halogen Software as a Market Leader

New Performance Management Study Recognizes Halogen’s Leading Market Share, Strong Vertical Offerings and Exceptional Customer Service

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2008

Halogen Software today announced that is has been ranked as a market leader in the new The Essential Guide to Performance Management Systems study released by Bersin & Associates. Halogen was a top ranked vendor in the study, with the company’s vertical offering, outstanding customer service and support, and highly configurable offering identified by Bersin & Associates as key differentiators for the company. The study also states that Halogen offers one of the most well-adopted and fully integrated talent management suites on the market.

The study indicates that the performance management systems market continues to be the fastest growing subsector in the Human Capital Management (HCM) and will soon be the biggest talent management segment. Bersin & Associates estimates the market at $250 million for 2008. Other key findings in the study include: the performance management market has been redefined as it has become the core of the talent management (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/) suite and that the market is now at the point where these systems can drive tremendously high return on investment.

“Halogen is a market leader and appears on most of the short lists included this report,” said Leighanne Levensaler, director of talent management research for Bersin & Associates. “Halogen demonstrates a flexible, customer-driven approach to talent management with outstanding customer service and support and a unique understanding of mid-market enterprise needs. The company augments these strengths with strong vertical expertise in industry segments such as healthcare, finance and professional services.”

The Bersin & Associates study cites Halogen’s deep expertise and leadership in supporting critical performance management (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/) initiatives, and found Halogen’s performance management capabilities to be highly configurable and comprehensive in every one of their evaluation scenarios. Halogen’s HR Control Centre is designed to ensure customers do not have to rely on IT involvement to make changes to the workflow, forms, or user interface.

Halogen customers attest to this flexibility and ease of configuration. "Halogen is highly intuitive and I like the fact that we could make changes to the process ourselves," said Timothy Haines, Director of HR, Quaker Chemical. "We do not have to go to the vendor and wait on their production people. Even with our deploying a hosted solution we are still in control."

Halogen was identified in the study as one of the only vendors with vertical offerings, with its focus on healthcare, financial services and professional services. These industry specific offerings have been consistently noted by Halogen customers as a key competitive differentiator. "We needed to find a vendor that knows this market, and understands the specific needs of healthcare. We didn't want to be forced to use off-the-shelf competencies, but that's all most of the other vendors offered. We were thrilled when we found Halogen, since eAppraisal Healthcare is endorsed by the AHA and we're in good company with over 400 healthcare organizations using the technology,” explained Celine Craig, Director of Human Resources, King's Daughters Medical Center.

About Halogen Software
A recognized industry leader with over 1000 customers worldwide, Halogen Software makes powerful, simple-to-use and affordable employee performance and talent management applications. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-eappraisal/), 360 degree reviews (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-e360/), compensation management (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-ecompensation/), succession planning (https://webmail. halogensoftware. com/exchweb/bin/redir. asp? URL=http://www. halogensoftware. com/products/halogen-esuccession/) and learning management. Halogen’s offering makes HR
Best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www. halogensoftware. com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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MD Presence is the Easy, Inexpensive System Providing Doctors with a Customized, Fully-Equipped Website for Improved Patient Care and Communication

MD Presence is the Easy, Inexpensive System Providing Doctors with a Customized, Fully-Equipped Website for Improved Patient Care and Communication

IHealthSpot, Inc. announces MD Presence™, the most complete and affordable website system facilitating the use of the Internet for physicians and dentists interested in achieving better patient care, comprehensive patient education, and more efficient operation of their medical practices.

Margate, FL (PRWEB) September 21, 2006

iHealthSpot, Inc. announces MD Presence™, the most complete and affordable website system facilitating the use of the Internet for physicians and dentists interested in achieving better patient care, comprehensive patient education, and more efficient operation of their medical practices.

A leader in marketing technology for the medical industry, iHealthSpot, Inc. has completed the launch of a cutting-edge website and management system exclusively for physicians and dentists focused on enabling medical practices to market themselves with a full-featured website that includes everything from easy updating to patient education.

"With technology playing a much larger role in practice management and patients using the Internet in record numbers to search for health information online, a cost-effective, highly flexible, and easy to update and maintain website is essential for doctors who want to stay ahead of the curve", said Mary Hall, CEO of iHealthSpot. "MD Presence™ allows busy medical practitioners to maintain a powerful but inexpensive web presence that will attract new patients and increase the loyalty of existing ones". "Now physicians and dentists can take advantage of our streamlined process which delivers them a full featured website with the online technology to market their practice, communicate with their patients, streamline the most common patient interaction and generally take advantage of today's dynamic online world with little effort or involvement."

The MD Presence™ solution is complete and delivers a physician a full featured website in only ten days which includes many pages of content including information about the practice, physician bio's, services provided, conditions treated, office hours, location with map, contact information, photos of the staff and practice, insurance accepted, hospital affiliations and more. The system includes a choice of styles from 40 different design templates which can be customized with the doctor's logos, colors, images and fonts as desired. As a result, each MD Presence website delivered is uniquely personalized.

An integral part of the MD Presence™ website is hundreds of pages of written and illustrated medical and dental content by specialty, conceived, created, written and edited by a team of specialist doctors and dentists specifically for easy patient reference and thorough patient understanding. Each website built by iHealthSpot comes with this content imbedded into it as part of that doctor's website's look and feel.

"iHealthSpot has developed exceptional patient education content for orthopedics, family practice, internal medicine, cosmetic surgery, dermatology, physical therapy, rehabilitation, gastroenterology and dentistry, with more topics being added daily," says Dr. Steve Meadows, board certified orthopedic surgeon and CMO for iHealthSpot. "Each website is fed fresh, relevant content on a regular basis, including monthly peer-reviewed articles featuring topics and advancements related to the doctor's specialty. This allows physician's to send patients to their own reliable source for information and helps patients prepare for procedures or answer questions they may have thought of after they leave the office."

To improve practice operations, MD Presence™ builds into the doctor's website the ability to use his or her existing pre-registration forms in order to be printed and filled out by the patient prior to a visit, built in systems for secure appointment requests and prescription requests or to create new forms within the MD Presence system which can be filled out and submitted securely online.

Once a website is purchased and delivered, iHealthSpot supports and maintains the website through an affordable monthly maintenance plan. For a single low monthly fee, doctors receive hosting of their website with their own web address, email accounts, search engine optimization and submission, nightly back-ups, traffic reports, licensing of the patient education library and use of the powerful MD Presence™ proprietary web based editor, ezNetPublish, which allows any non-technical staff member within the practice to update the content and graphics on their website without having to call on programmers or technical specialists. Because of the ezNetPublish™ advantage, anyone can make changes to the doctor's public website that once required expensive and time-consuming efforts by highly skilled programmers.

About iHealthSpot, Inc.

IHealthSpot Inc. is a Web development, marketing technology company dedicated to providing turn-key website and technology solutions to the medical industry. The company's core product focuses on enabling medical practices to market themselves with a full-featured website that includes everything from easy updating to patient education.

IHealthSpot Inc. is a subsidiary of Action Online Technologies, a leading provider of web and technology solutions to the hospitality industry. Using the proven technologies in the hospitality business, Action Online has developed a complete web solution for the healthcare industry.

To learn about how your practice can build a web presence, please visit iHealthSpot at http://www. iHealthSpot. com (http://www. iHealthSpot. com)

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Professional Women's Roundtable Announces Workshops / Presenters for 2nd Annual WomenÂ’s Business Conference, Sept. 24

Professional Women's Roundtable Announces Workshops / Presenters for 2nd Annual WomenÂ’s Business Conference, Sept. 24

Internationally recognized researcher, speaker, and author Karin Cadwell, PhD, executive director of The Healthy Children Project based in Massachusetts, will be one of eight presenters of workshops on management, community service, investing, life-work issues, and more.

TEMECULA, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2004

Professional WomenÂ’s Roundtable (PWR) announces that internationally known researcher, author and speaker, Karin Cadwell, PhD, and longtime Southwest Riverside County businesswoman and community leader Joan Sparkman will be two of the workshop presenters at its 2nd Annual WomenÂ’s Business Conference on September 24, 2004, at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

Dr. Cadwell, executive director of The Healthy Children Project based in Massachusetts, is an adjunct faculty member of Union Institute and University, a Myers Briggs Certified professional, and author of numerous books and articles. Through her workshop, "Working Hard or Hardly Working," Dr. Cadwell will explore personality types and work-life issues, and share strategies to increase work pleasure and decrease work stress.

Sparkman, vice president of Temecula Valley Bank, presents a workshop on "Community Service and Business Success." She serves on the Board of Trustees of Mt. San Jacinto College and the University of California-Riverside Foundation, and is a director of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County. Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Southwest Healthcare System, Sparkman was instrumental in bringing the Rape Crisis Center serving Riverside County to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. She also is founder of the Inland Empire Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Affiliate.

The other workshops and their presenters are: "Write, Publish and Market Your Very Own Book," Patricia J. Crane, PhD, international workshop leader, trainer, speaker and author; "Marketing Your Business via Web Site," Christina Nichols, owner of GalTec, Inc., and Marcia Sauser, owner of Cactus Grafix Design Studio; "Successful Women Successful Investing," Janise Graham, principal of Janise Graham Financial Services, LLC; "Strategic Business Management," Ruben A. Estrada, president of Estrada Strategies, LLC; and "Power Thinking for Better Living," Caterina Rando, speaker, trainer and success coach.

For more information on the workshops and to register for the 2nd Annual WomenÂ’s Business Conference, visit www. professionalwomensroundtable. org, call PWR at (951) 296-9694, or e-mail conference@professionalwomensroundtable. org.

Professional WomenÂ’s Roundtable (PWR) is a non-profit professional womenÂ’s organization serving Southern California. PWR helps members achieve success in their business careers by providing local and national networking opportunities, mentoring, and business and educational resources to promote professional growth and leadership. PWR is affiliated with American Business WomenÂ’s Association, the leading womenÂ’s organization in the U. S.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

United Hebrew Geriatric Center Intergenerational Program Wins Award

United Hebrew Geriatric Center Intergenerational Program Wins Award

United Hebrew Geriatric Center (UHGC), a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus in New Rochelle, New York, today announced that it has won the Isabel Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research (sponsored by Kevin Brabazon) from Generations United, the national membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. UHGC is a partner in the Westchester Consortium for Gerontechnology Research, which won the award.

New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2007

United Hebrew Geriatric Center (UHGC), a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus in New Rochelle, New York, today announced that it has won the Isabel Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research (sponsored by Kevin Brabazon) from Generations United, the national membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies. UHGC is a partner in the Westchester Consortium for Gerontechnology Research, which won the award.

According to Generations United (GU), the "award is presented to an agency or organization with an existing intergenerational program and has researched and documented the nature of the intergenerational dynamics that occur within it." The award was presented to UHGC at GU's 14th International Conference in Washington, D. C. last month.

UHGC and its partners in the innovative gerontechnology program, including Pace University, Westchester Community College (WCC), Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (WDSPS) and Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services - SPEAK-UP (Student Participants Embrace Aging Issues of Key Concern), developed the pilot program in 2005 and implemented it in 2006.

Kevin Brabazon said that the decision to award the gerontechnology program was unanimous. "It provided a high quality study that is publishable in a peer reviewed journal and demonstrated the impact of intergenerational services on both participating populations," he said.

"The purpose of the award is to encourage groups that sponsor innovative intergenerational programs to document what they accomplish as part of the effort to add to the body of research available for policy analysts to promote intergenerational policies nationally. We believe that the team has done that very well," Brabazon added.

GU Executive Director Donna Butts commended Kevin Brabazon for his commitment to growing the intergenerational field. "The Westchester Consortium is an excellent choice to receive the inaugural evaluation research award," she added.

The goals and objectives of the program, which included enhancing the seniors' quality of life by mentally challenging them with new skills, building a livable community in which assets and resources are utilized to the betterment of residents and clients, developing a program replicable by other aging service organizations and creating a structured learning program for seniors, were all met upon the project's implementation.

"Not only did the program meet and exceed its goals and objectives, but the most unexpected result was the bonds that developed between our seniors and their student-teachers," said Rita Mabli, president and CEO of UHGC. "This program has demonstrated that with the proper tools and guidance, the 'digital divide,' the gap between new technology and the ability to use it, can be diminished and that seniors truly are eager to learn new skills."

United Hebrew Geriatric Center's 7.4-acre campus is located at 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York 10801. For further information, contact Linda Forman at 914.632.2804 x224 or lforman @ uhgc. org.

About United Hebrew Geriatric Center: United Hebrew Geriatric Center (UHGC) is a vibrant not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. UHGC offers a rich array of skilled and community-based programs and services that encourages and supports a life of dignity and spirituality and promotes the highest possible quality of life. UHGC serves over 600 clients daily in its campus facilities -- Willow Towers, a 126 unit assisted living residence; a 270 bed Nursing Home; the 135 unit Low-Savin Apartments for seniors; a Long Term Home Health Care Program; and the Azor Home Health Agency. Its newest project, the renovation and expansion of its nursing home facility, combines world-class care with state-of-the-art features.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Phoenix Outdoor Program Participates in National Radio Interview

Phoenix Outdoor Program Participates in National Radio Interview

Wilderness program comments on recent SAMHSA study about new adolescent trend.

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 17, 2008

Sally Jenkins, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and program director of Phoenix Outdoor, a North Carolina-based outdoor behavioral health program, was recently interviewed for a segment on the national radio show "Family News in Focus" about a SAMHSA study revealing that over 3 million adolescents, ages 12-25, admit they have used over-the-counter cough and cold medications to get high at least once in their lives. The study claims the level is comparable to LSD, and more than the reported use of methamphetamines, both illegal substances.

"They [teens] feel like it's not as dangerous and so they're using it more," said Jenkins in the interview. "And also accessibility, you know they just have to walk into the drug store and pick it up and even can buy it themselves."

Jenkins is program director for Phoenix Outdoor, a licensed wilderness therapy program for teens ages 13-17 who are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse issues. The outdoor environment enables teens to focus on the underlying issues that have led to their substance abuse, depression, anger and other disruptive behaviors by removing daily distractions and simplifying choices. Phoenix offers crisis intervention and thorough behavioral assessments to evaluate the scope and severity of substance abuse and dependency - including the misuse of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines - and has achieved significant behavioral changes in adolescents. Working with the entire family, the program is able to create a plan for the teen's long-term success.

The survey, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is the largest of its kind and involves interviewing nearly 67,000 people from around the nation, including almost 45,000 persons aged 12 to 25. Although non-prescription cough and cold medications are generally safe when taken for medicinal purposes and as directed on their labeling, they can induce severe "out-of-body" experiences when they are consumed in amounts far in excess of their recommended dosages, according to the SAMHSA web site.

"Family News in Focus" is part of a non-profit Christian community dedicated to supporting, encouraging and strengthening families worldwide. The radio show broadcasts to 220 million listeners daily, on over 7,000 stations in 160 countries. Jenkins was interviewed for the program the week of January 6th.

Phoenix Outdoor is a proud member of Aspen Education Group, the nation's largest and most comprehensive network of therapeutic schools and programs. Aspen Education Group offers professionals and families the opportunity to choose from a variety of therapeutic settings in order to best meet a student's unique academic and emotional needs. Aspen Education Group has been profiled by major news and television organizations around the world, including U. S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and People magazine, as well as on CNN, ABC's 20/20 and Good Morning America, NBC's The Today Show and Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. Aspen is a division of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest chemical dependency and related behavioral health organization. For more information about Aspen Education Group, visit www. aspeneducation. com or call (888) 972-7736. For more information about Phoenix Outdoor, visit www. phoenixoutdoor. com or call (877) 305-0904.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Pheromones-web. com Explains the Important Function of Human Pheromones

Pheromones-web. com Explains the Important Function of Human Pheromones

Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2005

According to pheromones-web. com, pheromones are essentially chemical messengers released by animals that affect other animals. Usually they serve to communicate something about territory, reproduction and caring of offspring, the presence of danger, or even the presence of a rival.

Pheromones have even been classified based on their uses into three classes:

Primer pheromones shift the hormonal balance in the receiver; releaser pheromones produce specific behavior patterns like avoidance or attraction; finally, information pheromones convey information about the producer to the receiver, including health, fertility, et cetera.

As pheromones-web. com explains, human pheromones are continuously studied by scientists in an effort to understand the extent to which they affect us. Some scientists claim that the organ responsible for detecting pheromones in most mammals, the vomeronasal organ, is almost nonexistent in humans and that we have evolved to the point where humans no longer use these chemical odor signals.

Synthesized human pheromones like androstenedione and estratetraenol, used topically, have been studied and shown to significantly increase the frequency of sociosexual behavior in participants using the pheromones as opposed to the placebo. These results have helped launch a variety of products claiming to have a put a "pheromone to attract women" in a bottle or vice versa.

About pheromones-web. com

Pheromones provides detailed information about human pheromones, pheromone oil, cologne, and concentrate, androsterone pheromone, and more. For more information go to http://www. pheromones-web. com (http://www. pheromones-web. com) and/or visit its sister site at http://www. i-testosterone. com (http://www. i-testosterone. com) for related information.

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

NetQuote Helps 18,000 Small Business Owners Each Month Select Insurance Plans for Their Companies

NetQuote Helps 18,000 Small Business Owners Each Month Select Insurance Plans for Their Companies

Small businesses hunt online for better rates as healthcare debate continues.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 17, 2009

Each month, more than 18,000 small business owners turn to NetQuote, Inc., for help finding better plans and rates as they search for insurance coverage for their companies and employees. This is an increase of 46 percent over August of last year.

This news is in keeping with a national trend reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

On August 26, the NAIC polled 500 small business owners and reported that they lack confidence in selecting the right health insurance plan that fits their budgets and employee needs. In addition to releasing results of the survey (http://www. insurancenewsnet. com/article. asp? n=1&neID=jhtl-MwJ98txn0jAdMcENTxDo_sJz5epvnbFenCIfOieCaYJUSnPILMVs0fKbsfK), the NAIC offered tips including a recommendation that business owners consult several licensed agents specializing in health insurance for small businesses.

"The easiest and most cost effective way to consult with multiple agents is to go to www. netquote. com (http://www. netquote. com)," said Paul Ford, CEO of NetQuote. "The success of our business relies on the technology we employ to connect consumers and small business owners to a large network of capable and screened agents, who can help them find the best solutions for their businesses."

Small business owners fill out a simple form online about their company and insurance needs to become connected with agents who specialize in serving that type of business. Using the quote request information, agens can offer small business owners the best plan available to them.

About NetQuote, Inc.

NetQuote® connects consumers with multiple insurance agents who compete for their business. Since 1989, NetQuote has connected more than 20 million people to the largest network of local insurance agents and national insurance carriers in the United States. NetQuote saves consumers time and money with objective insurance information and comparison shopping services for auto, home, renters, health, life and business insurance via www. NetQuote. com. NetQuote partners with the nation's top insurance carriers including Allstate®, Nationwide®, and Progressive® to make sure consumers get the right policy at the best price.

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Face Bra Can Shrink Double Chins and Other Dreaded Signs of Aging Without Suction or Cosmetic Surgery

Face Bra Can Shrink Double Chins and Other Dreaded Signs of Aging Without Suction or Cosmetic Surgery

The Face Bra is a new facial slimming system that lifts and tightens the skin by reducing water retention and inflammation beneath the surface, (www. thefacebra. com). Reduced circulation in the under-chin area can often cause a build up of metabolic waste that causes the area to bloat or swell. Special minerals in The Face Bra flush away these wastes allowing The Bra to compact and tighten the skin.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) October 11, 2006

Do you have a developing double chin? Does it still “hang around” even after you’ve lost weight? “If so, you’re not alone,” says Vicki Southard, creator of The Face Bra, a system that lifts and tightens the skin by reducing water retention and inflammation beneath the surface, (www. thefacebra. com).

Reduced circulation in the under-chin area can often cause a build up of metabolic waste that causes the area to bloat or swell. Special minerals in The Face Bra flush away these wastes allowing The Bra to compact and tighten the skin.

Not only are double chins reduced and lifted, but people may find the entire face trimmed, smoothed and softened. Most people will see visible changes occur within two to six at-home treatments.

Four of the most common reasons double chins can develop and how to keep them from sneaking up on you are:

1. Excess body weight. Do you tend to store fat under the chin area?

2. Water retention. Are you a water retainer?

3. Hereditary disposition. Do your parents have double chins? Is this a family trait?

4. Normal Aging and maturity process. Are you beginning to show signs of aging?

What can you do about this area which can be so difficult to slim down? Keep your chin up as you follow Vicki’s 7-Step Double Chin Slim-down plan:

1. Exercise your face. Facial Exercises work wonders! Use these two exercises for 5 minutes a day to firm the under-chin area:

 2-3 minutes per day - Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth so the under-chin tightens. Tighten the tongue, relax, tighten the tongue, relax.  2-3 minutes per day - Pull your chin up as you tighten the muscles under your chin. Tighten and relax, tighten and relax. 2. Lose weight. A good way to reduce a double chin is to lose weight.

3. Eat healthy fresh foods and drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

4. Use a pure, well balanced Omega 3/Omega 6 oil. This will soften and moisten the skin from the inside out.

5. Use make up to accent your eyes and cheekbones and draw attention from the neck and chin area.

6. Avoid wearing anything that will draw attention to your neck. Add a loose scarf. Broad necklines are usually more flattering for double chins. Stay away from turtlenecks, chokers and long earrings that dangle below the jaw.

7. Use “The Face Bra” with Minerals for 45 minutes, 2-3 times per week to reduce puffiness and tighten the skin

“Cosmetic surgery should be the last resort,” says Vicki. “Too many people choose surgery or suction as their first remedy. It’s smarter to fix the cause of the double chin. Otherwise you may see it return.”

About Vicki Southard:

Creator of The Face Bra, a natural system that tightens and nourishes the skin while it deeply cleanses, Vicki initially created The Face Bra to naturally improve her own skin.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mold and Indoor Air Pollution Awareness Week - Sunday, September 19 – Friday, September 24

Mold and Indoor Air Pollution Awareness Week - Sunday, September 19 – Friday, September 24

AURA a public benefit nonprofit corporation is proud to be a part of the national MOLD AND INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AWARENESS WEEK, established by M. A.P. E.R Coalition (Mold Advocacy Prevention Education & Research). The purpose of this event is to call for IMMEDIATE action by Congress, the President, State Legislatures, Local Elected Officials, Professional Associations, Healthcare Providers and Governmental Health agencies to protect all people from the public health hazards posed by exposure to mold and other indoor air pollutants.

(PRWEB) September 12, 2004

AURA a public benefit nonprofit corporation is proud to be a part of the national MOLD AND INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AWARENESS WEEK, established by M. A.P. E.R Coalition (Mold Advocacy Prevention Education & Research). The purpose of this event is to call for IMMEDIATE action by Congress, the President, State Legislatures, Local Elected Officials, Professional Associations, Healthcare Providers and Governmental Health agencies to protect all people from the public health hazards posed by exposure to mold and other indoor air pollutants.

Throughout the week of Sunday, September 19, 2004 thru Friday, September 24, 2004, the public will be actively involved in numerous scheduled events. These events will congregate around the governmental body of the United States in which a mass of people will distribute knowledge and confirm the devastating epidemic of toxic mold throughout the U. S.

A petition that addresses the enormous amount of concerns, which have developed due to toxic mold has been signed through out the U. S. and viewable at www. MDAwareness. com

"Mold and Indoor Air Pollution are among the Greatest Public Health Hazards of this Century," Simone Sommer, M. D., MPH

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New Report Finds 80 Percent Loss of Coastal Marine Habitats in Europe

New Report Finds 80 Percent Loss of Coastal Marine Habitats in Europe

Scientists recommend changes to stem the tide of loss.

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 23, 2007

A new study published in the Annual Review of Oceanography and Marine Biology examines the drastic decline of coastal marine habitats across Europe and calls for regulatory changes to improve their protection. The report, titled “Loss, Status and Trends for Coastal Marine Habitats of Europe” was written by Mike Beck, marine scientist at The Nature Conservancy, and by University of Bologna research fellow Dr. Laura Airoldi.

Over the centuries, land renovation, coastal development, over-fishing and pollution have nearly eliminated European wetlands, seagrass meadows, mussel beds, oyster reefs and other near-shore habitats that provide valuable resources to local communities and coastal livelihoods. The loss of these natural systems combined with the near extinction of native oyster reefs has caused significant economic damage across many European countries.

“The magnitude of habitat loss is alarming and today, less than 15 percent of coastal European habitats are considered to be in good condition,” said Beck. “Further neglect may ultimately compromise the health and sustainability of the few remaining fragments of intact coastal habitats in Europe, and could have severe impacts on popular coastal tourist destinations.”

Coastal systems provide many important services to humans such as food, medicine and protection from storms. In fact, the value of the services provided by seagrasses, estuaries and coastal wetlands is estimated to be 10 times higher than that of any terrestrial ecosystem. Habitat loss is one of the most serious threats to coastal and marine ecosystems, particularly in temperate environments where human activities have been historically concentrated.

While recent studies have examined the extent of habitat loss and fragmentation in tropical environments, scientists’ understanding of temperate marine habitat loss is considerably less developed.

“The lack of data on seagrasses, salt marshes and oyster reefs needs to be addressed in order to more effectively protect and restore these degraded areas,” commented Airoldi. “These habitats border some of the most developed nations in the world across Europe and North America, and countries need to implement policies and improve management of these incredibly diverse and productive areas, for the benefit of their citizens.”

To prevent further loss of wetlands, serious investment in restoration will be required, as well as cooperation across governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. Very few healthy examples of these habitats remain in Europe, and the report recommends that they be immediately conserved within Natura 2000, a network of protected areas in the territory of the European Union.

The extreme loss of these habitats in Europe highlights the importance of reversing similar patterns of habitat degradation along the eastern U. S. coastline, where losses are not yet as extensive as in Europe.

“Surprisingly some of the best remaining examples of these habitats in the Atlantic occur on the eastern seaboard of the United States, but they are in serious decline there also,” noted Beck.

With more than 100 marine projects in 22 countries and all coastal U. S. states, The Nature Conservancy focuses on marine conservation that achieves demonstrable results. Working with partners, the Conservancy creates lasting conservation results that benefit marine life, local communities and economies.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 15 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 102 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at http://www. nature. org.

Contact:
Cristina Mestre
703-841-8779

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Medical Nursing Program Expands to newer Areas in California

Medical Nursing Program Expands to newer Areas in California

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, a well known institution providing healthcare programs, has announced its expansion into the San Joaquin Valley. The new location will focus on programs of licensed vocational nursing and phlebotomy.

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) January 5, 2008

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts has recently announced its expansion into the San Joaquin Valley. Enrollment beginning soon at the Fresno, California campus will include programs in Licensed Vocational Nursing as well as Phlebotomy. These programs are designed to prepare the graduate for a rewarding career in the medical field. Selected students will have the opportunity to prepare for the necessary certification exams that will give the ability to work within any number of the areas hospitals, surgical facilities, clinics, or labs.

These programs employ the current curricula as prescribed by the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians as well as the California Department of Public Health, respectively. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (GAMA) prides itself on our adherence to and belief in upholding the educational standards as required by all agencies.

The Vocational Nursing Program (LVN or LPN) utilizes the plan that nursing courses progress along the continuum of simple to complex, normal to abnormal. The organizing principle is homeostasis as it relates to the study of representative client problems by addressing the various anatomical systems and specialty areas in nursing

The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed for people who plan to work for a clinical laboratory, public health department, private clinic or hospital. The course combines 40-hours classroom instruction with a 40-hours off-site clinical internship to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. Lectures include but are not limited to Anatomy and Medical Terminology pertaining to the circulatory system, specimen collection, risk factors, complications and quality assurance in specimen collection.

GAMA is a private healthcare college and students are carefully selected based on their abilities to excel in the desired field and their strong desire to work in environment centered on patient-care.

At the present time there is a shortage of medical professionals. Local clinical facilities will enjoy a constant stream of qualified candidates to augment their work force and the community will benefit from the resulting quality care they will receive from these exceptional nurses and Phlebotomists.

To learn more about this program, visit www. medacademy. org

Contact:
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Www. medacademy. org
(559) 222-1903
2984 N Maroa Ave,
Fresno, CA 93704

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Gables Residential Recognized for Marketing Excellence

Gables Residential Recognized for Marketing Excellence

Gables Residential named as a finalist for NAHB Annual Pillar Award. Categories selected as a finalist include Best Overall Leasing Campaign for Gables Takoma Park in Washington, D. C., and Best Brochure; More Living campaign for Gables 5th Street Commons in Austin, TX

Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 30, 2010

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognized Gables Residential among the top trend-setters in the multifamily housing industry, as part of its annual Pillars of the Industry Awards program promoting excellence in apartment design, development, management and marketing.

This year’s finalists were announced during a teleconference and will be showcased virtually with NAHB Multifamily’s new venue for the Pillars Awards – the Internet. Gables Residential and other innovative multifamily communities will be highlighted at www. nahb. org/pillarsawards (http://www. nahb. org/pillarsawards). The winner for each award will be selected during an online presentation to be held in October.

“Creativity in design and a clear understanding of the entrants’ local markets characterized this year’s entries,” said Charles R. Brindell, Jr., President and CEO of Trammel Crow Residential, and chair of NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board. “The results are outstanding apartments and condos that their residents will take pride in for years to come.”

Finalists were selected for superior achievement in 27 categories, including Best Overall Leasing Campaign and Best Brochure. Gables Takoma Park in Washington, D. C. was selected as a finalist for Best Overall Leasing Campaign for its focus on sustainability. Your Shade of Green was trademarked and established as the main tagline of the Gables Takoma Park marketing campaign. Supporting marketing materials noted the high standards of the project, promoted a green approach and detailed the distinctive lifestyle of the community. The attractive and eye-catching contemporary campaign design conveyed a strong message about Gables focus towards green development and the benefits and unique qualities of living in a green community. In addition, Gables discovered new eco-friendly materials and products that they were are able to adapt to their other marketing programs, helping fulfill their commitment to implementing green initiatives. Robinson Creative in Dallas, Texas is the agency of record for the Urban Green campaign. Gables 5th Street Commons is a finalist for Best Brochure. The More Living brochure has a unique shape and format that captures the eye but allows for multiple functions – from office marketing collateral to special event materials to an informational mailer. The simple and contemporary use of the design space is an authentic representation of the modern aesthetics of the Gables 5th Street Commons building and residences. The mixed-use design of the community is conveyed through compelling imagery directed at its target audience of young, trendsetting working professionals. The Reynolds Group of Atlanta, Georgia is the agency of record. Both campaigns are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), used soy ink and recyclable contents in printing.

“We are very proud of being honored as a finalist for both awards.” said Lynette Hegeman, Vice President of Marketing at Gables Residential. “The Gables team and our creative partners worked diligently to develop creative that is innovative, eco-friendly and appealing. Most important is the positive response we have received from prospects using the collateral as a tool in selecting their apartment home.”

For more information regarding Gables Residential or their marketing efforts please visit http://www. gables. com (http://www. gables. com) (Gables Residential)

About Gables
Gables Residential is a privately held REIT owned by a closed-end fund managed by a joint venture between ING Clarion and Lehman Brothers. With a mission of Taking Care of the Way People Live, Gables Residential has received national recognition for excellence in the management, development, acquisition and construction of luxury multi-family communities in high job growth markets. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages multi-family communities and mixed-use developments in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, South Florida, Southern California, and metropolitan Washington, D. C. Additionally, it has third-party management operations in the Chicago, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Central and North Florida, and Washington State markets. Gables Residential enjoys a healthy portfolio with approximately 38,000 apartment homes under management, including a corporate-owned portfolio of 57 communities comprising approximately 14,500 apartment homes. An additional 6 communities are under construction/lease-up, comprising approximately 1,400 apartment homes. Gables also has the ability to develop another 4,000 apartment homes through its shadow pipeline of undeveloped land owned. For more information please visit www. gables. com

About NAHB
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 175,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, house financing, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for 2010.

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