Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hazelden Launches Treatment Program for Lawyers, Judges, and Other Legal Professionals Seeking Recovery from Addiction

Hazelden Launches Treatment Program for Lawyers, Judges, and Other Legal Professionals Seeking Recovery from Addiction

New Program Offers Tailored Treatment for a Profession Afflicted by Twice the Addiction Rate as the General Population

Center City, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011

Hazelden, one of the world's largest and most respected alcohol and drug addiction nonprofit treatment centers, announced today the launch of its new Legal Professionals Program. This program, led by three attorney/clinicians, is specifically dedicated to helping legal professionals – lawyers, judges, legal assistants and others – overcome addiction.

An estimated one in five legal professionals has an active addiction or substance abuse problem, which is nearly twice the rate of the general population, as well as that of physicians, pilots, or other licensed professionals. Legal professionals also suffer from depression at nearly three times the rate of other professionals. As mental health disorders commonly go hand-in-hand with addiction, these staggering statistics highlight the need for tailored treatment for legal professionals.

Director of the Legal Professionals Program, Link Christin, M. A., J. D., L. A.D. C., a 30-year veteran litigation attorney states, "For legal professionals, treatment can be especially complex because the very strengths prized in lawyers, like problem solving and persuasiveness, can be stumbling blocks to addiction recovery."

With the right care and support, addiction can be treated and managed for life. Built on Hazelden’s clinically integrated, individualized treatment model, the new Legal Professionals Program also involves:
Intensive group therapy Psychoeducational services Presentations by Hazelden clinicians and outside experts Individual counseling Weekly meetings among other legal professionals, facilitated by an attorney/clinician, which will provide patients with powerful insight from peers facing similar challenges and situations Ongoing one-on-one sessions with an attorney/clinician, where participants will have the opportunity to address issues related to career restoration, professional practice, reputation, licensing or disciplinary matters and continuing care Optional attendance at a weekly attorneys-only Twelve Step meeting off-campus

At Hazelden’s Center City, Minnesota location, Christin works alongside two dedicated attorney clinicians in counseling legal professionals in treatment: Emil Jalonen, M. A., J. D., L. A.D. C., and Chuck Rice, M. A., J. D., L. A.D. C.

"Lawyers are accustomed to solving other people’s problems. Being the one asking for help is unfamiliar territory, but it’s the first step we all take in getting our life back from addiction,” says Rice. “We help patients see this reality in their own lives, and overcome these challenges during treatment.”

For more information about this new program, please visit http://www. hazelden. org/legalprofessionals

About Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public education and advocacy, and publishing. It has facilities in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, and Florida. Learn more at http://www. hazelden. org

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Monday, January 29, 2007

New E-mail Security Mechanism for HIPAA and Business Compliance

New E-mail Security Mechanism for HIPAA and Business Compliance

Attach Plus™ dramatically improves HIPAA and business compliance by reducing the time and complexity it takes to encrypt and e-mail patient documents using the secure 128-bit PDF or ZIP standard.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2005

Attach Plus, a premier developer of secure document encryption tools for e-mail attachments, announced today the availability of Attach Plus 2.2.7 for major e-mail clients. Attach Plus brings the advanced features of PDF and ZIP encryption within reach of the average business desktop user and complies with the HIPAA requirement “Technical security mechanisms” 45 CFR Part 142, S 142.308 (d) for medical records sent via the Internet.

“Attach Plus has given us the ability to seamlessly send confidential e-mail from our insurance software using Outlook. Previously we would have to use the insurance proprietary software that did not work with our other programs. Attach Plus gives our users a bridge to export sensitive information to a program (Outlook) which they are already accustomed to using. It also allowed our IT department to eliminate 3 different programs that were used to provided the security of Attach Plus document encryption," said Oscar Miniet, CIO, Head-Beckham Amerinsurance (HBA), Inc."

By running in conjunction with a HIPAA compliant and configured e-mail system, medical professionals can now easily and inexpensively roll out a document encryption tool to every user in the organization without changing their existing e-mail software. Attach Plus not only makes document security easier, but also gives users the ability to send a secure network file or folder as a shortcut which is based on their existing network security settings. A collaboration and productivity advantage the whole office can benefit from!

Until now, document security was difficult, expensive and time consuming—something the average desktop user was not able or willing to take advantage of. Attach Plus enables users to easily encrypt their documents or print output by converting the document as it is attached to an e-mail with a few simple mouse clicks. The result is an industry-standard secure PDF, ZIP or network shortcut placed conveniently in the body of a new or existing e-mail message.

Attach Plus was originally designed to meet the needs of Financial Advisors to reduce the time and complexity it takes to secure a digital document. Today, firms across the legal, insurance, healthcare, mortgage, and human resources industries find Attach Plus a large productivity boost by not only reducing the amount of time it takes to send their clients secure information, but also the vast reduction in paper they send to clients via mail or fax.

How it Works:

Attach Plus works intuitively by integrating into these four Windows/E-mail commands:

1. File->Send To from an open file

2. Right Click->Send To->Mail Recipient from an unopened file

3. E-mail application Paperclip (Attach) Button

4. File->Print ->Save & E-mail PDF from any application

Diagram: http://www. attachplus. com/mkt/docs/AttachPlusWorkflow. pdf (http://www. attachplus. com/mkt/docs/AttachPlusWorkflow. pdf)

Once a format is selected, the user can further choose to enter a password, include certain pages, and even restrict printing and copying. Attach Plus then automatically attaches the encrypted file to a new or existing e-mail message.

Quick Features:

PDF - Encrypt PDF files, include certain pages, restrict printing and copying ZIP - Encrypt ZIP files – great for retaining document for further editing Print to PDF and Attach - Converts the document to PDF, optionally saves it to your computer, then opens the e-mail dialogue window. The PDF may be retrieved from the save location or the Sent Mailbox folder of your e-mail system Attach Shortcut – Work collaboratively with others in your office by attaching network shortcuts to files instead of the entire document “Send To” Integration - Attach Plus allows you to send open files as attachments from Word, Excel and other MAPI compliant programs to a new e-mail or an e-mail in progress. Attach Plus also allows you to send unopened files by right clicking and selecting “Send To” -> “Mail Recipient” Encrypt Pre-existing ZIP or PDF documents Merge foreign documents to one PDF - (WordPerfect, Excel, or Print output)

E-mail & Applications Supported:

Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002 (XP) and Outlook 2003 Outlook Express 6 Goldmine 5, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 ACT! 6 & 2005 e-mail Groupwise 6.0 & 6.5 Eudora 6 - NEW Windows, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, Open Office & WORLDOX File->Send To integration Any Application that can Print

About Attach Plus:

Founded in 2003, Attach Plus is an innovative leader of secure e-mail attachment add-ons for Outlook, Goldmine, ACT!, and Novell Groupwise. Attach Plus, LLCÂ’s technology provides the reliability and efficiency companies depend on to securely send client data over the Internet as e-mail attachments. Attach Plus customers include financial service firms, and departments within larger companies who need to create, secure and send files such as:

Documents containing Social Security numbers and financial information Contracts and legal documents to potential clients Spec sheets to vendors Press releases and other documents generated on a companyÂ’s electronic letterhead

Attach Plus is a privately held company located in Tempe, AZ. For more information, please visit www. attachplus. com or call +1 602.437.7277.

Attach Plus is a registered trademark of Attach Plus Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Attach Plus is a registered trademark of Attach Plus Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Attach Plus Press Contact:

Kevin Basso

Development Manager

Attach Plus

3220 S. Fair Lane

Tempe, AZ 85282

E-mail: kevinb@attachplus. com

Phone: +1 602.437.7277

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Muscle Angel Massagers™ Bring Welcome Relief to Physical Therapists and Their Patients

Muscle Angel Massagers™ Bring Welcome Relief to Physical Therapists and Their Patients

Muscle Angels™ Help Physical Therapists Reduce Work-Related Muscle Pain.

Brookline, MA (Vocus) June 9, 2010

Susan Z. Robins, President and Founder of Muscle Angels™, a Boston-based start-up -- helping people reduce muscle pain, is pleased to announce that AliMed® Inc., a leading developer, distributor, and manufacturer of medical equipment and supplies, is now reselling Muscle Angel Massagers™ to its physical and occupational therapists, podiatry and ergonomic massager customers, and consumers who suffer from muscle pain and tension headaches.

Muscle Angel Massagers™ are the only hand-held massager of its type that enables users to access hard-to-reach muscles easily, and without the need for assistance. Also unique is the product’s hands-free option for people who suffer from bilateral hand and arm pain. Occupational and physical therapists are finding Muscle Angel Massagers extremely effective on patients who suffer from chronic muscle tension and discomfort, including hand and arm pain, back pain, piriformis syndrome/sciatica, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel injuries, and other muscle-related ailments. Therapists also realize the benefits of using Muscle Angels™ on their own muscles, sore from work-related repetitive stress injuries. Some of the benefits of this innovative product include:
 Proven relief from chronic muscle pain and tension headaches  More versatility than a massage ball or foam roller  Easy, Hands-Free application, even for people with bilateral hand pain, that is lightweight and portable  Endorsements from physical and occupational therapists, physicians, dentists/hygienists, and elite athletes looking for a plantar fasciitis massage device

“Finally, there is an effective product for minimizing muscle pain and tension,” says K. Belinsky, MS, OTR/L, from Performing Arts Occupational Therapy. “If you, or your patients, suffer from chronic hand, arm, head, neck and/or shoulder pain, Muscle Angels™ can help!”

“This is not just another massage ball,” explains Jonathan Bretz, AliMed’s Senior Vice President. “From the moment you pick it up, you realize the Muscle Angel is different. Healthcare providers appreciate its multiple applications. Not only are they finding it useful during clinical therapy sessions, but when they’re done using the Muscle Angel on patients—they can then use it for their own pain. Plus, the hands-free option offers therapy without the need of a partner’s assistance.”

Muscle Angels Massagers are now available through the AliMed catalog, and online at AliMed. com, as well as through the Muscle Angels™ website -- http://www. MuscleAngelMassagers. com.

About Muscle Angels™
The Muscle Angels™ hand-held massager provides quick relief from muscle pain and fatigue while increasing flexibility, circulation, mobility and elasticity. Muscle Angel Massagers™ combine the benefits of Myofascial Trigger Point, Acupressure, and Deep Tissue Massage—all in one product, and it is the only massager of its type that has been designed with an easy-to-use hands-free option for people who suffer from bilateral hand and arm pain. The Stability Sleeve, an add-on product, enables users to access
Hard-to-reach muscles without assistance.

About Alimed
Since its inception in the early 1970s, AliMed® inc. has grown to become a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of patient care, rehabilitation, OR/critical care & diagnostic imaging, orthopedic, and ergonomic products. AliMed is a customer service oriented company committed to promoting health and wellness by providing high-quality, health-related supplies in a cost-effective manner. Through a combination of proprietary branded products and partnerships with more than 500 suppliers, AliMed now distributes more than 70,000 products to healthcare facilities and businesses worldwide. A comprehensive selection of AliMed products is available online at http://www. AliMed. com.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Reporting Requirements of U. S. Congress Leads The National Institutes of Health to Implement PDFTextStream

Reporting Requirements of U. S. Congress Leads The National Institutes of Health to Implement PDFTextStream

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is successfully using PDFTextStream to automate the text extraction process applied to thousands of archived research grant applications in PDF format.

Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2006

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class PDF text and metadata extraction APIs (Application Programming Interface) for Java applications and Web services, today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is successfully using its flagship product, PDFTextStream, to automate the text extraction process for thousands of archived research grant applications in PDF (Portable Document Format). The process is enabling the NIH to feed its content analysis systems with thousands of archived grant applications, and in turn generate more accurate funding reports required by Congress.

With an annual budget of over $28 billion, and almost 200,000 grant applications reviewed every year, the NIH has been embarking on various projects to convert archived paper documents to electronic files in order to enable efficient and accurate report generation. The deployment of PDFTextStream is part of this enormous undertaking. According to the NIH, the Java API has already helped the agency save thousands of man-hours by automating the tedious and complex task of PDF text extraction.

“We needed to be able to categorize NIH grant applications based on their specific content so we could ultimately generate accurate funding reports for Congress,” said LiMing Shen, Lead Integration Engineer at the NIH, and the project lead for the text extraction project.

“This was more challenging than it sounds. Our conversion process to PDF was producing documents that were readable to the human eye, but difficult for our text extraction engines to process accurately. Not only did PDFTextStream do an outstanding job extracting text, but it also accurately identified specific sections within each PDF documents—a demanding function other PDF extraction tools we evaluated could not provide. This feature alone has already saved us hundreds of hours of costly manual work, and will add up to thousands of hours saved by the time the project is complete.”

“Our focus has always been to provide customers with the highest performing PDF text and metadata extraction API for Java, .NET, and Python,” said Chas Emerick, President, Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. “The NIH development team put PDFTextStream through some very rigorous tests. We’re pleased to see that our API performed very well and is having a significant impact on productivity and cost savings for the agency.”

About the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency tasked with conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. With an annual budget of over $28 billion, the NIH awards almost 50,000 competitive grants every year to more than 212,000 researchers at over 2,800 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world.

About Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc.

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Its high-performance software and custom development services enable large enterprises and government agencies to automate the extraction, conversion, and cataloging of content held in PDF documents. PDFTextStream, Snowtide Informatics' flagship product, is a software component library for Java, Python, and. NET environments that has been built from the ground up to rapidly and accurately extract text and metadata held in PDF documents. For more information about Snowtide Informatics Systems visit snowtide. com.

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Artistic Expressions Dentistry and the Center For SmartLipo present the Bucks County Extreme Makeover Event in Doylestown, PA

Artistic Expressions Dentistry and the Center For SmartLipo present the Bucks County Extreme Makeover Event in Doylestown, PA

This Event Will Feature The Latest Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and Surgical and Non Surgical Cosmetic Procedures. Dr. Bruce Wilderman DDS and Dr. Richard Goldfarb MD FACS will host the event and will be available to answer questions and provide FREE consultations.. Featured will be a live demonstration of KöR Teeth Whitening, an Extreme Smile Makeover, as well as big discounts on Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) June 10, 2010

Artistic Expressions Dentistry (http://www. masterpiecesmile. com) and the Center For SmartLipo and SmartSkin (http://www. centerforsmartlipo. com) present the Bucks County Extreme Makeover Event On June 24th, 2010 in Doylestown, PA. This Event Will Feature The Latest Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and Surgical and Non Surgical Cosmetic Procedures. The event will be hosted by Dr. Bruce Wilderman DDS and Dr. Richard Goldfarb, MD FACS at Artistic Expressions Dentistry in Doylestown, PA. Featured at the event will be a live demonstration of KöR Teeth Whitening, an Extreme Smile Makeover, as well as big discounts on Botox and Dermal Fillers. There will be a licensed aesthetician available for skin care consultations as well as a hair and makeup artist. Both Doctors will be available to answer questions and provide FREE consultations.

Dr. Bruce Wilderman has been featured on The FOX Morning News discussing how "Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look and Feel Younger". Dr. Wilderman is also a winner of the prestigious Philadelphia Magazine's 2010 Top Cosmetic Dentist Award. Dr. Richard Goldfarb has been featured on Philadelphia's Channel 6 Action News discussing SmartLipo, the newest advancement in body sculpting.

The Bucks County Extreme Makeover Event will be held at 400 East Swamp Rd in Doylestown, PA. To register for the event, please visit our website at http://buckscountymakeover. com (http://buckscountymakeover. com) or call 215-340-1199.

About Artistic Expressions Dentistry and Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Bruce Wilderman, D. D.S.

A full-service Cosmetic and general dental practice, Artistic Expressions and Dr. Wilderman are passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles for people who thought they would never smile with confidence again. They provide national-caliber cosmetic dentistry including ZOOM! and BriteSmile one-hour teeth whitening, KöR Deep Bleaching, Empress porcelain veneers, cosmetic crowns and complete Smile Makeovers. Dr. Wilderman and his staff also specialize in treating patients with dental anxieties and phobias. Through their compassion and expertise, they have helped treat thousands of anxious and phobic patients over the years. Artistic Expressions is located at the corners of Routes 202 and 313 in Doylestown, PA. Please call (215) 340-1199 or go to http://www. MasterpieceSmile. com (http://www. MasterpieceSmile. com) for more information.

About The Center For SmartLipo and Philadelphia Cosmetic Surgeon Richard Goldfarb, MD FACS

Dr. Goldfarb has over 20 years of surgical experience, including liposuction, and has been performing SMARTLIPO technology and other laser assisted tumescent liposuction since its inception. He was the first in Pennsylvania to receive the SMARTLIPO technology and is at the top echelon of physicians nationwide in terms of the numbers of procedures performed.

Dr. Goldfarb is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians. The Center for SmartLipo is located at 940 Town Center Drive Suite F-20 in Langhorne, PA. Please call (215) 702-1200 or go to http://www. centerforsmartlipo. com (http://www. centerforsmartlipo. com) for more information.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Disasters Preparedness Offered in Carpinteria and Montecito by Walpole & Co. and the Red Cross

Disasters Preparedness Offered in Carpinteria and Montecito by Walpole & Co. and the Red Cross

A free class titled Financial Planning for Disasters and Emergencies will be offered at the Carpinteria Library on November 6th and at the Montecito Library on December 4th 2008 by Walpole & Co., LLP with the participation of the American Red Cross Santa Barbara Chapter.

Goleta, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2008

Disasters and emergencies have dramatic financial consequences that one should mitigate and be ready for. This aspect of disaster preparedness will be covered at a free class offered (1) at the Carpinteria Library on November 6th, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm and (2) at the Montecito Library on December 4th, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

This class is offered to the Carpinteria and Montecito Communities by Walpole & Co., LLP with the participation of the American Red Cross Santa Barbara Chapter. The class will cover the following topics: Protect your health, life, and property; mitigating possible damages and paying for it; planning for the possibility of job loss and disability; safeguarding important records; preparing loved ones to deal with a disaster if one can no longer care for them.

The material presented results from a collaboration between the American Red Cross, the AICPA Foundation and the National Endowment for Financial Education. For those who cannot attend, the material is available online at:
Http://www. redcross. org/services/disaster/beprepared/FinRecovery/FinPlan/ (http://www. redcross. org/services/disaster/beprepared/FinRecovery/FinPlan/)

About Walpole & Co., LLP Certified Public Accountants and Consultants:
Our company originated in Santa Barbara 33 years ago. Ever since, we have been serving individuals and businesses along the Central Coast -- and beyond. We provide a range of tax, accounting, information technology and integrated financial services.

Who: Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA/PFS
What: Free class titled: Financial Planning for Disasters and Emergencies

When: Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Carpinteria Branch Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA

When: Thursday, December 4th, 2008, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Montecito Branch Library, 1469 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA

Contact:
Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA / PFS
Walpole & Co., LLP
(805) 569-9864

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Graduation IsnÂ’t Just for Kids; 20 Adults Complete English Language Program Celebrating its 10th Year

Graduation IsnÂ’t Just for Kids; 20 Adults Complete English Language Program Celebrating its 10th Year

East Dallas Cooperative Parish will hold graduation ceremonies this week for 20 women who have completed its English language course conducted at East Dallas Christian Church. The English Language Ministry is in its 10th year and each term helps about 120 participants, mostly immigrant women, learn English-language skills.

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2004

Thousands of students across North Texas are preparing for graduation and an air of anticipation for what life brings next hovers over their schools. Excitement is also evident at East Dallas Christian Church where 20 women will graduate May 19 after a semester aimed at providing them a critical life skill – the ability to speak English.

Ceremonies for graduates will be at 10 a. m. in the sanctuary of East Dallas Christian Church (www. edcc. org) at 629 N. Peak St. at Junius Street just east of downtown.

One of the graduates, a native of a town in Colombia now controlled by a guerrilla army, spent 10 years as a teacher in the southern part of Bogota, married and came to the United States. Rocio Lizarazo Cunyus will be among the graduates at East Dallas Christian Church as her husband, the Rev. Dr. John Cunyus, senior minister of the church, proudly observes.

A luncheon follows and will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the English Language Ministry, a program of the East Dallas Cooperative Parish conducted four mornings each week at the church for over 120 non-English-speaking people, primarily immigrant women living in East Dallas. Information and lunch reservations are available by calling (214) 821-2502.

Begun in 1994 by the EDCP, an ecumenical ministry supported by 14 churches, the program promotes literacy and self-sufficiency by conducting English-language survival skills classes and trade programs. Classes include reading, writing, conversation and computer literacy.

Martha Ann Zapata, program coordinator for the Parent Institute for Quality Education, a parent-involvement program of the Dallas Concilio, is the guest speaker at the graduation. She helped found PIQE, which works to increase parent involvement in studentsÂ’ academic success through an eight-week curriculum. Over the past 10 years, Martha has been an advocate in the Hispanic community in the areas of healthcare access, education and community development.

Website Launches New Concept In Relaxation

Website Launches New Concept In Relaxation

Peacefulday. com is a new website designed for relaxation and fun. The unique interactive Zen-like activities on the site provide an oasis from a hectic day, helping one to feel greater calmness and clarity. CONTACT: Amanda Register, 631 896 9629, Web Site: http://www. peacefulday. com

Long Island, NY (PRWEB) September 29, 2009

Need a quick antidote to stress? Look no further than your computer and the one-of-a-kind experience offered at www. peacefulday. com. Peacefulday. com is a unique interactive subscription-based website of Zen-like activities that inspires fun and relaxation. Activities on the site, including a Zen rock garden, an easel, a koi pond, journal, firepit and messenger bird, provide a user-friendly format for meditative reflection and creative expression.

Visits to the site can easily be incorporated into a person's daily health routine as a way to promote well-being. The benefits to members who use the site on a regular basis include feeling more relaxed, less stressed out, and more peaceful and balanced in life. The website provides an introduction to meditation for those who might have a difficult time getting started with a practice. The website incorporates the basic concepts of a meditation practice yet offers a creative and stimulating environment within which to contemplate and engage.

Experience peacefulday. com at https://www. peacefulday. com/home/tryitnow. html (https://www. peacefulday. com/home/tryitnow. html)

Peacefulday Challenge
Peacefulday. com is currently offering a one week free trial to try out the site and then complete a survey at the end of the week. The first 100 people to complete the survey will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble. For further details go to our homepage and click on "Take the peacefulday Challenge."

Holiday Stocking Stuffer
A gift membership to peacefulday. com would make an interesting and unique stocking stuffer for the coming holiday season. For only $19.99 for a one year subscription you can give an inexpensive, imaginative holiday gift - for children, college students, seniors and everyone in between. The holidays are a time for giving and what better gift than relaxation and inner peace.

Here is what members are saying about peacefulday. com:
"I love the Firepit! I use it to release negative emotions and feelings. Seems to me it would be a great tool for sales teams to use. I also use the Flute to send positive energy out to patients. Oh and the Journal is great too… beautiful Website" -- Myrna Sandbrand, Nurse and Director of Long Term Program, New York

"Peacefulday. com is an anchor for my thoughts and visions. I use it to center myself and gain clarity for my daily goals. As an artist, business woman, wife and mom I need a space to meditate in an efficient and clutterless manner. Thank you peacefulday!" - Carolyn Cary, owner Nutty Girl, Inc., Georgia

"As a full-time professional, I need a way to clear my mind and relax when I get home from work. Peacefulday. com helps me do just that. The activities are well-designed and great fun, and the zen garden and koi pond are very calming. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to recharge." - Jim Polan, attorney and artist, Oklahoma.

Web Site: http://www. peacefulday. com (http://www. peacefulday. com)

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Meta Health Technology Wins Premier Contract for Reimbursement Software; Contract Includes Meta's Patient Abstracting and Electronic Physician Query Products

Meta Health Technology Wins Premier Contract for Reimbursement Software; Contract Includes Meta's Patient Abstracting and Electronic Physician Query Products

Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of software solutions for health information management, has been awarded a 36-month contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP. The agreement provides Premier's more than 2,200 member hospitals and 63,000 additional healthcare sites with access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Meta's patient chart abstracting and Electronic Physician Query software products.

New York (PRWEB) November 11, 2009

Meta Health Technology, a leading provider of software solutions for health information management, has been awarded a 36-month contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. The new agreement, effective August 1, 2009, provides Premier's more than 2,200 member hospitals and 63,000 additional healthcare sites with access to pre-negotiated pricing and terms for Meta's patient chart abstracting and Electronic Physician Query software.

Meta's PowerAbstract, the company's flagship product, is a powerful medical record abstracting solution that streamlines the data collection process for both inpatient and outpatient visits and offers powerful reporting capabilities. In addition to its broad base of customers in the United States, the ICD-10 ready PowerAbstract software is also installed at major healthcare facilities in Canada, where the ICD-10 system is already in use.

Meta's Electronic Physician Query software, introduced in 2007, was developed in response to a widespread hospital initiative to improve the quality of clinical documentation. The product automates and expedites the physician query process for hospitals by closing the loop between the coder or CDI Specialist and the physician. Electronic Physician Query delivers improved clinical documentation and improved reimbursement, delivering an immediate return on investment in the software.

According to Eli Nahmias, President and CEO of Meta Health Technology, "Meta's selection by Premier as a vendor of choice for our outstanding software is another validation that our product offering meets the customer's highest standard. It is particularly gratifying that a large organization such as Premier, with its more than 2,000 hospitals, has selected our reimbursement tool. We look forward to implementing our software at many of Premier's member hospitals. We believe that, as more hospitals embark on CDI initiatives, our proven Physician Query application will help them achieve their goals and, at the same time, improve reimbursement."

About Meta Health Technology
Meta Health Technology is a full-service provider of health information management solutions for hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and long-term care facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has served the healthcare industry exclusively for 30 years. Meta's clients range from small community hospitals to many of the largest and most prestigious medical facilities across the United States and in Canada. The company provides a level of client service that is unmatched in the industry.

Meta's health information management software automates critical HIM functions, including abstracting and coding, physician query, clinical documentation improvement, chart analysis and completion, release of information, chart tracking, electronic signature, document management, RAC audit management, electronic medical record, reporting and compliance, and department management. More information about Meta Health Technology is available at www. metahealth. com, or by calling 800-334-6840.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recipient
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U. S. hospitals and 63,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N. C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www. premierinc. com.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Inaugural Vytra Grand Slam Challenge to be Held at Citibank Park

Inaugural Vytra Grand Slam Challenge to be Held at Citibank Park

The first-ever Long Island high school baseball all-star game, the Vytra Grand Slam Challenge, will be held at Citibank Park home of the 2004 Atlantic League champion Ducks, on Saturday June 18 at 7:30 p. m., the Long Island Ducks announced today. Proceeds from the game will benefit the QuackerJack Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ducks, which grants funds to to non-profit organizations.

Central Islip, N. Y. (PRWEB) May 22, 2005

The first-ever Long Island high school baseball all-star game, the Vytra Grand Slam Challenge, will be held at Citibank Park home of the 2004 Atlantic League champion Ducks, on Saturday June 18 at 7:30 p. m., the Long Island Ducks announced today.

The nine-inning Vytra Grand Slam Challenge will showcase top-ranked high school senior baseball players from both Nassau and Suffolk counties. The teams will be coached by the Nassau and Suffolk county coaches of the year.

Sponsors of the event include Vytra Health Plans, Newsday, and radio stations WBAB and WBLI, in addition to the Ducks.

“This is going to be a fun event for a good cause,” said Vytra President Tom McAteer. “We’re excited to be able to create an event where young players can show off their wares at the premier facility on Long Island. I’m looking forward to it.”

Proceeds from the game will benefit the QuackerJack Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ducks, which was formed in 2003 as a means for the franchise to extend its reach in the community to non-profit organizations.

Tickets to the event are $5.00 and can be purchased by visiting the Citibank Park box office or online at either www. liducks. com or www. tickets. com.

The Long Island Ducks play their home games at Citibank Park, located in Central Islip, N. Y. For further information, please visit www. liducks. com or call the public relations department at (631) 940-3825.

Media Contact:

Michael Pfaff

631-940-3825 

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Save That Yard! RISE, Local Landscaper Team Up to Sponsor Yard Makeover

Save That Yard! RISE, Local Landscaper Team Up to Sponsor Yard Makeover

RISE is partnering with local landscapers and asking homeowners to nominate their lawn for a makeover by submitting photos or videos as proof that their lawn needs saving.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 7, 2010

Debug the Myths, a consumer education program sponsored by RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)®, is headed back to New York state and Tampa Bay to show lucky homeowners the way to a well-landscaped lawn that will protect their property investment.

RISE is asking homeowners specifically in New York state and the Tampa Bay area to nominate lawns for a makeover by submitting photos or video as proof that their lawn needs saving. Nominations can be submitted on debugthemyths. com (http://debugthemyths. com/). (Please read the official rules (http://debugthemyths. com/index. php? option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=7#yard) to check eligibility before entering.) Website visitors can also vote on their favorite nominations through the website.

University research has shown a nice-looking yard can add value to a home, which is the most significant investment most Americans make in their lifetime. Research conducted by Virginia Tech University concluded that a landscape upgrade from average to excellent increases a home value by 10 percent to 12 percent, while Money Magazine noted that “attractively landscaping your yard can be one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.”

Save that Yard! is a part of RISE’s Debug the Myths campaign, to educate residents about proper pest control and lawn care and management and their connection with protecting health and property.
“Pest management products are not only responsible for keeping us healthy and protected from harm caused by pests and weeds, but are also crucial to our investment in our homes and communities,” says Karen Reardon, RISE Communications Director.

RISE is a national not-for-profit trade association representing producers and suppliers of various types of pesticides and fertilizers used in residential areas. To learn more, visit us at debugthemyths. com (http://debugthemyths. com/).

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL HONORS EIGHT STATES FOR ACHIEVING GOLD

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL HONORS EIGHT STATES FOR ACHIEVING GOLD

Eight states will be awarded gold for achieving the highest level of compliance for Keep America Beautiful State Affiliates at Keep America BeautifulÂ’s 49th National Conference in Washington D. C. These awards recognize Keep America Beautiful State Affiliates who have successfully initiated the Keep America Beautiful State Affiliate Guidelines to promote the KAB mission statewide and offer program support to local affiliates.

(PRWEB) November 22, 2002

Eight states will be awarded gold for achieving the highest level of compliance for Keep America Beautiful State Affiliates at Keep America BeautifulÂ’s 49th National Conference in Washington D. C. These awards recognize Keep America Beautiful State Affiliates who have successfully initiated the Keep America Beautiful State Affiliate Guidelines to promote the KAB mission statewide and offer program support to local affiliates.

“The example set by statewide affiliates in the Keep America Beautiful network cannot be overemphasized; a strong state program leads directly to a cleaner, safer, more beautiful state,” said G. Raymond Empson, President, Keep America Beautiful. “By encouraging communities to participate in neighborhood cleanup and improvement projects, and educating citizens through awareness-building initiatives, these state programs have helped greatly to keep America beautiful.”

Gold Honors went to:

Keep Florida Beautiful

Keep Georgia Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Keep Mississippi Beautiful

Keep Nebraska Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Tennessee Beautiful

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful

For a complete listing of all Keep America Beautiful 2002 award winners in all categories, as well as information on our awards program, please visit the Keep America Beautiful website at www. kab. org.

Keep America Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose network of more than 500 local, statewide and international affiliate programs educates individuals about litter prevention and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and properly manage waste materials. Through partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens, businesses and government, Keep America BeautifulÂ’s programs motivate millions of volunteers annually to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, thereby creating healthier, safer and more livable community environments.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

NYU Child Study Center Offers Unique Summer Experience For Children With ADHD

NYU Child Study Center Offers Unique Summer Experience For Children With ADHD

As parents and teachers know, children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can thrive in a setting that emphasizes achievement and success and maintains consistency and, therefore, predictability. The NYU Child Study Center has created the Summer Program for Kids (SPK). SPK combines traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming and arts and crafts, with academic and computer activities, in an effort to improve social skills and raise self-esteem of children.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2006

As parents and teachers know, children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can thrive in a setting that emphasizes achievement and success and maintains consistency and, therefore, predictability. To that end, NYU Child Study Center created the Summer Program for Kids (SPK), New York’s first all-day, therapeutic camp exclusively for children with ADHD, which is now in its eighth year. SPK combines traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming and arts and crafts, with academic and computer activities, in an effort to improve social skills and raise self-esteem of children ages 7 to 11.

“Often, we find that our campers felt out of place at other camps where there was not a real understanding of their needs,” says Karen Fleiss, Psy. D., clinical director of the NYU Child Study Center Long Island Campus and the Summer Program for Kids. “Many of the children have a very low self-esteem, so we put a lot of attention on positive reinforcement and instilling a much-needed sense of confidence.”

The staff to child ratio is 1 to 1.5, allowing the children to get the individualized attention they need. The SPK counselors are advanced psychology undergraduate majors or graduate students who undergo a month-long intensive training to gain an understanding of children with special needs and to learn behavioral strategies. The counselors help kids improve social behavior; friendship skills; academic competence; problem-solving skills; self-esteem; classroom behavior; sports competence; anger control; and rule following, among others.

The SPK format is based on the Summer Treatment Program, which was a behavior therapy component of the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD (MTA), the largest clinical trial of children with ADHD funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The MTA study consisted of 579 children who were treated at six university medical centers across the United States and one in Canada. Each child was randomly assigned to one of four treatment conditions for 14 months – medication, usually Ritalin; behavior therapy; a combination of both behavior therapy and medication; or regular community care, which included in most cases Ritalin prescribed by community doctors instead of MTA staff.

“From this initial trial, we found that the two MTA treatment conditions that involved medication management were equivalent, and superior to the other treatments in reducing the symptoms of ADHD; that lower doses of medication were needed to obtain symptom reductions in the combined treatment condition; and that the effects of behavior therapy were roughly equivalent to medication treatment provided in the community,” according to Howard Abikoff, Ph. D., a principal investigator of the MTA and director of the Institute for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center. “We continued to monitor – although not treat – these children after the original study and found that at one-year follow-up the medication management and combined medication and behavior therapy treatment options maintained their superiority in reducing symptoms, indicating that initial treatment effects do continue.”

Parents of the campers are encouraged to take part in weekly training sessions offered throughout the summer. These sessions tie together what kids are learning in the program to what is happening at home. Parents are able to share their experiences with each other and learn effective behavior management techniques that help encourage their children to follow the rules and promote independence and positive self-esteem.

Parents of children who participate in the camp report that the progress their kids make during the summer carries through to the school year. The full-day camp runs for eight weeks, beginning June 26 and ending August 18. The camp is located in Throggs Neck on the campus of SUNY Maritime.

ADHD is a group of related childhood problems that cause difficulties with behavior, academic performance, and peer relationships in about five percent of school-aged children. In the United States alone, it affects between one and two million children.

Watch “A Summer in Paradise” – a online video on the NYU Child Study Center’s Summer Program for Kids – at http://mc-rms01.med. nyu. edu/ramgen/realmedia/summer_paradise. rm (http://mc-rms01.med. nyu. edu/ramgen/realmedia/summer_paradise. rm). Learn more about SPK, ADHD, and the NYU Child Study Center at www. AboutOurKids. org.

NYU Child Study Center

The NYU Child Study Center is dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of child and adolescent mental health problems. The Center offers expert psychiatric services for children and families with emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention. The Center's mission is to bridge the gap between science and practice, integrating the finest research with patient care and state-of-the-art training, utilizing the resources of the New York University School of Medicine. The NYU Child Study Center offers a variety of mental health services for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Child and Family Associates is the clinical arm of the NYU Child Study Center and the point of entry for all clinical programs. Its goal is to bring together the most research-supported evaluations and treatments with an individualized and family-centered approach.

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Local Golden Corral Restaurants Become Smoke-Free

Local Golden Corral Restaurants Become Smoke-Free

David E. Gronewoller, President and CEO of GC Partners, Inc., has announced that 11 Golden Corral restaurants in North and South Carolina have enacted a smoke-free policy.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 1, 2006

Winston-SAalem, N. C. (PRWEB) January 1, 2006 -- David E. Gronewoller, President and CEO of GC Partners, Inc., has announced that 11 Golden Corral restaurants in North and South Carolina have enacted a smoke-free policy. The decision to eliminate smoking is a result of requests from customers and provides a more enjoyable dining experience for Golden Corral patrons.

“Golden Corral is committed to healthy eating and dining options,” said Gronewoller. “Considering the negative consequences of tobacco use and the effects of second-hand smoke, we want to do everything possible to protect our customers.”

Non-Smoking GC Partners restaurants are:

·Landview Drive, Greensboro, NC

·Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC

·Mall Loop Road, High Point, NC

·University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

·Hanes Mall Circle, Winston-Salem, NC

·Hotel Drive, New Bern, NC

·Blowing Rock Boulevard, Lenoir, NC

·Watauga Village Drive, Boone, NC

·Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC

·Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

·Forest Drive, Columbia, SC

About Golden Corral / GC Partners:

GC Partners, Inc. based in Winston-Salem owns and manages 13 Golden Corral franchises in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. With restaurants that consistently rank high in customer satisfaction and sales, GC Partners experienced average annual growth of 52 percent per year for nine of the last 10 years. For more information call (336) 767-1600.

Patty Briguglio

MMI Associates, Inc.

919-233-6600

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Black Better Business Bureau Seeks Business Members

Black Better Business Bureau Seeks Business Members

The blackbbb online, launched during Black History Month, facilitates a forum of communication between business and the African American Consumer.

(PRWEB) February 14, 2005

In conjunction with Black History Month, on February 8, 2005, the Black Better Business Bureau (Blackbbb) was launched on behalf of the Black consumer. The organization is designed to promote fairness and equality in business/consumer relationships through voluntary self-regulation and to allow Black consumers a forum to communicate their experiences to other consumers as well as to rate companies based on their experiences.

The organization was created out of recognition that inequality in business practices exist and that the Black consumer is often the victim of systematic discrimination by business practices as evidenced by disclosures of discriminatory practices in finance, lending, health care, insurance, and disparity of treatment in retail, hotel, and restaurant services as well as those that exist within many other venues. While a number of forums currently exist to ensure high ethical business practices in the United States, there is an absence of a forum dedicated to African American discussions of their unique business experiences.

The Blackbbb, allows consumers to submit immediate evaluations of businesses as well as follow-ups

It is also important for businesses to be aware of the discussions and opinions Black consumers have concerning their business. The Blackbbb facilitates this by sending a copy of every comment or complaint posted on our site regarding a member company, to that company and provides a forum whereby, our business members can respond online to any posted comment or complaint.

Our updated membership list, is posted on our web site and to the Black consumer these are businesses that are identified as being committed to fairness and equality in their business practices.

The annual buying power of the Black consumer is estimated to be in excess of 650 billion dollars. Given the substantial contribution blacks provide the global economy, it is imperative for the Black consumer to be aware of each others business experiences and a forum should exist to enable the Black consumer to make informed decisions with respect to their potential business relationships.

Membership in the Blackbbb is possible for an annual, renewable yearly fee of $350.00. The membership fee includes a Blackbbb wall plaque containing our recognizable logo, that can be displayed at a participating companiesÂ’ place of business. Membership also includes a Blackbbb window decal, participation in the member identification program, which allows a company to use our exclusive logo in advertisements, Yellow Pages, business cards, and internet websites, and qualification for the "Business Excellence" award, which will be awarded yearly to the one selected business that exemplifies ethical and fair business practices, based on comments and ratings from our site users.

The Blackbbb operates primarily through our website at www. blackbbb. com, which will be heavily marketed to insure maximum participation. The Blackbbb does not take sides in a dispute, nor does it offer dispute resolution, but offers a method of communication between consumers and businesses in an effort to facilitate dispute resolution

The blackbbb believes that businesses should want to know what African American Consumers are saying to each other about their business practices.

Business can join in promoting fairness and equality in business practice, by becoming a business member of the Blackbbb. You may join the Blackbbb online at; www. blackbbb. com, or by completing and returning a downloable membership application. An application can also be obtained via e-mail to; aatimes@aol. com.

Www. blackbbb. com

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Innovative Aneurysm Procedure Performed For First Time in Fort Myers, Florida HealthPark Medical Center Site of Procedure

Innovative Aneurysm Procedure Performed For First Time in Fort Myers, Florida HealthPark Medical Center Site of Procedure

Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) recently became the second health system in the country to perform the Onyx™ procedure, an advanced method to treat brain aneurysms, at HealthPark Medical Center. LMHS physician, Dr. Eric Eskioglu, was the first to perform the procedure in Florida.

Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2009

Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) recently became the second health system in the country to perform the Onyx™ procedure, an advanced method to treat brain aneurysms, at HealthPark Medical Center. LMHS physician, Dr. Eric Eskioglu, was the first to perform the procedure in Florida.

"This procedure is for patients who we used to have to, heartbreakingly, tell, 'There's nothing we can do,'" says Dr. Eric Eskioglu, the only vascular neurosurgeon in the state of Florida certified to perform the surgery. "It's one big weapon to treat an aneurysm minimally-invasively. We do not have to open the skull."

Nearly two percent of the population walks around with an aneurysm in their brains. An aneurysm is the weakening of any wall of a brain artery, forming a little bubble. The rupture of the bubble can carry lethal consequences.

The Onyx™ procedure involves threading a catheter through the groin. The tiny catheter fills the aneurysm with a putty-like material, Onyx™. "The released Onyx™ comes out liquid and solidifies as it meets blood," explains Dr. Eskioglu, "just as lava solidifies when hitting the ocean in Hawaii."

The inside liquid continues to expand, increasing volume and blocking the flow of blood to the site of the aneurysm, and eventually solidifies. If blood cannot enter the aneurysm, then there is no bleeding, meaning no risk of rupture. "It's literally like caulking an aneurysm," says Dr. Eskioglu. "Looking at a follow-up angiogram, you don't even know an aneurysm was there."

Dr. Eskioglu's second Onyx™ patient, Ann Durant, says her one-night stay in the hospital felt more like a vacation than brain surgery, crediting the attentive neuroendovascular team. "We are just so blessed," says Ann. "There seems to be more important places in the country Dr. Eskioglu could have gone. He's so special, and he was here."

After her seven-day recovery, Ann was taking her daily walks with her husband. Dr. Eskioglu's first Onyx™ patient, Phyllis Welsh, was out playing golf and tennis one week after her procedure.

"Even though the patients I treat are strangers to me, I know they are somebody's grandma, someone's mother or father," says Dr. Eskioglu. "I never lose sight of that, because I am a very family-oriented person, and I need to do my best to keep these people going."

For more information, please visit http://www. LeeMemorial. org (http://www. LeeMemorial. org).

About Lee Memorial Health System:
Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) is one of the largest public health systems in the United States and the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida. With over 8,500 employees, LMHS is made up of four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care physician offices.

An award-winning health care system, LMHS provides regional programs, such as our Trauma Center and Children's Hospital, which serves our community members from Tampa to Miami. Visit http://www. leememorial. org (http://www. leememorial. org) for more information.

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The U. S. Banking System is Bankrupt and on the Verge of Collapse According to Expert

The U. S. Banking System is Bankrupt and on the Verge of Collapse According to Expert

Can a bank go bankrupt? What about an entire banking system? The answer to the first question is yes. Banking failures aren't common, but they still happen occasionally. Surprisingly, the answer to the second question is also yes. In fact, the U. S. banking system is on the verge of collapse right now, says James DiGeorgia, editor of the Gold and Energy Advisor (www. goldandenergyadvisor. com).

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 29, 2008

Can a bank go bankrupt? What about an entire banking system? The answer to the first question is yes. Banking failures aren't common, but they still happen occasionally. Surprisingly, the answer to the second question is also yes. In fact, the U. S. banking system is on the verge of collapse right now, says James DiGeorgia, editor of the Gold and Energy Advisor (http://www. goldandenergyadvisor. com (http://www. goldandenergyadvisor. com)).

"The Federal Reserve tracks the health of our banking system in various ways. One of the more important numbers is the amount of monetary reserves. The lower the reserves, the closer the banks are to collapse," explains DiGeorgia. "Since December, non-borrowed reserves have fallen off a cliff. They've plunged deep into negative territory for the first time ever. In just two months, bank reserves went from $42 billion to NEGATIVE $18 billion!"

DiGeorgia points to the Federal Reserve's new Term Auction Facility (TAF) as the root of this problem. The Federal Reserve has auctioned off almost $60 billion to banks since December in an attempt to free up the frozen credit markets by flooding the banking system with liquidity.

This increased borrowing has driven many banks' balance sheets deeply into the red. However, according to the Federal Reserve this is just a "false alarm" caused by the TAF. A recent Federal Reserve report explained, "The negative level of non-borrowed reserves is an arithmetic result of the fact that TAF borrowings are larger than total reserves."

"What the Fed report says is true, but pointless. Say I own a house worth $200,000, and I borrow $300,000 against it. I now have $100,000 in cash, and I'm feeling pretty good--but none of the cash is mine; it's owed to somebody else. Even worse, I owe a lot more than my assets are worth. Once the lender figures this out, the sheriff is going to post a foreclosure notice on my front door. I'm going to lose my house, no matter how much I protest about 'false alarms.' On a net basis, banks are now insolvent," concludes DiGeorgia.

When the sub-prime crisis started a year ago, the Federal Reserve estimated it would cause losses around $50 billion. Then it revised its estimate to $100 billion. Then $200 billion. Now, at its recent Tokyo meeting, the G7 said total losses will be a staggering $400 billion.

"So far, reported losses have 'only' been $120 billion. If we have another $280 billion to go, gold's huge leap up has been just a preview for the historic gold bull we're now entering. That's not even considering the other bullish forces pushing gold up long before the first sub-prime problem appeared. This market has already shattered previous records, and we're just getting started. I'm looking forward to gold at $2,500!" says DiGeorgia.

About Gold and Energy Advisor:
The Gold and Energy Advisor is a monthly newsletter that covers the precious metals, and energy markets with the single goal of delivering money making recommendations to its subscribers. Gold and Energy Advisor is edited by James DiGeorgia, who has extensive experience in precious metals and the energy markets, and is considered one of the world's foremost authorities in both, having been frequently quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, Money magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and Barron's. DiGeorgia is the author of the popular books The Global War for Oil and New Bull Market in Gold. For more information, visit GEA online at http://www. goldandenergyadvisor. com (http://www. goldandenergyadvisor. com).

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Medicinal Mouthwash from DeepSea Gold Kills Mouth Pain, Brings Instant Relief to Extremely Painful Tooth Abscess

Medicinal Mouthwash from DeepSea Gold Kills Mouth Pain, Brings Instant Relief to Extremely Painful Tooth Abscess

Extremely painful tooth abscess? Escape the tyranny of pain! New DeepSea Gold remedial mouthwash ExtraRobusteenTM brings immediate relief, eradicates agonizing tooth abscess, as well as periodontitis, oral cancer, and gum and tongue inflammation.

New York (PRWEB) September 27, 2010

DeepSea Gold Laboratories presents a comprehensive solution to excruciating oral pain, tooth abscess, gum disease, oral cancer, gum bleeding, inflammation, and swelling. ExtraRobusteenTM is a new kind of medicinal mouthwash capable of eliminating and preventing practically any dental disease.

Whether it’s for prevention or a current health issue, DeepSea Gold remedial mouthwash is great for eliminating the problem. A tooth abscess is a complication caused by tooth decay. It may also result from trauma to the tooth, when a tooth is broken. Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the tooth pulp. When infection spreads out from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth, it causes a severe toothache. ExtraRobusteenTM stops the infection so it can’t spread and destroy the tissue.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) suggests: “Avoiding tooth decay is essential to preventing a tooth abscess. The key is taking good care of your teeth. Considering using an antimicrobial or fluoride mouth rinse can add an extra layer of protection against tooth decay”. 

ExtraRobusteenTM antimicrobial mouthwash is more beneficial than fluoride mouth rinse. It kills bacteria on a contact, eliminates the infection, stops the destruction and pain, and heals the oral tissue. Untreated abscess may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications. DeepSea Gold remedial mouthwash doesn’t let it happen.

Tooth decay is a common problem in all age groups. It is the long-lasting childhood disease. Nearly 20% of children between 2 and 4 years of age have cavities. By age 17, almost 80 percent of young people have a cavity. More than two-thirds of adults age 35 to 44 years have lost at least one permanent tooth to cavities. And about 50% of adults age 75 have decay in their roots.

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless plaque on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of some plaque but not all. ExtraRobusteenTM kills all the harmful germs that cause oral diseases. American Dental Association warns it only takes 24 hours for enough bacteria to form in the mouth to start causing gum inflammation. ExtraRobusteenTM keeps the mouth clean and bacteria-free. And it cleans the tongue within, since myriad of bacteria are hiding in the distant areas of the tongue and can’t be reached by brushing alone.

Taking good care of your mouth -- teeth and gums – is necessary. A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve the overall health, reducing the risk of serious systemic disease. The phrase "healthy mouth, healthy you" is really true -- and backed by growing scientific evidence.

Making the miracle mouthwash ExtraRobusteenTM a daily companion, everyone can perform high-quality dental care easy and efficient at home, at work, or on-the-go. And what’s more, it eliminates many dental bills and saves people a handful of money by making visits to their dentist rare, if necessary at all.

About DeepSea Gold Laboratories

DeepSea Gold Laboratories offers the highest quality natural health care products that alleviate pain, swelling, and inflammation, reduce suffering, and are safe and effective.

Contact:

Isaac Lapsker
DeepSea Gold Laboratories
888-733-8667
Info(at)deepseagold(dot)com
Http://www. deepseagold. com (http://www. deepseagold. com)

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Find a Vacuum That Can Beat Germs at Hide-and-Seek

Find a Vacuum That Can Beat Germs at Hide-and-Seek

Cleaning tasks from dusting to vacuuming can help kids to take pride in the home. There are many ways to instill good cleaning habits, from turning tasks into a game to using "chore charts." When kids are old enough to use cleaning appliances and products on their own, they can play an even larger role - and the new Eureka Clean Living vacuum allows kids to adjust the handle according to height so it can be used by all cleaners in the house.

Bloomington, IL (Vocus) July 2, 2010

Everyone knows that keeping a clean home is important – but those with families understand that it is especially essential for the health of little ones. Many parents work to instill the lessons of cleaning in children – and, like many important skills, it is one that can kids can begin to learn at an early age.

“Parents are finding it more and more valuable to have their children help take care of their living space – and take pride in keeping it clean,” said Jackie Cooper, director of marketing and communications for Eureka® vacuums. “By making chores entertaining and encouraging good habits, kids can get involved in household responsibilities and see that cleaning can be fun.”

As kids go from crawling around on the floor to helping keep it clean, incorporate these fun and easy ways to make housework more enjoyable for cleaners of all ages

--Use job charts. From a large fridge calendar with a dry erase board to a computer spreadsheet, job charts help children keep track of their assigned tasks and make sure that the chores are distributed fairly.

--Game on! Engage kids in cleaning by making it a game. Write down several tasks on slips of paper, put them in a hat and let the children pick a task to work on together. Also, turning a chore into a “race” allows them to make the most of their sense of competition and allows them to enjoy a feeling of accomplishment when the “cleaning game” is over.

In addition, make cleaning tools more exciting to offer an added incentive for children to clean. For example, allow small children to use a squirt gun with cleaning solution, or help them to personalize a cleaning rag that they use whenever they help.

--Build from toy vacuum cleaners to real ones. Small children may need a lot of assistance and incentives – including toy cleaning supplies – to pitch in, but as kids get older they can take on more duties. Be sure that the delegated chores are simple to understand and offer detailed instructions for how children should accomplish them.

When they are old enough to use cleaning appliances and products on their own, bigger kids can take on a larger role in housekeeping responsibilities. For instance, many kids love to vacuum – and some vacuums are particularly suited for cleaners of all ages. The new Eureka Clean Living™ vacuum allows kids to adjust the handle according to height – meaning both you and your child can use the same “grown-up” vacuum. And, Clean Living features On-Guard Antimicrobial, which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the brushroll bristles and on specific parts of the dust cup.*

“The Eureka Clean Living is the ideal vacuum for consumers looking for added protection against germs, allergens and odor-causing bacteria in their homes – and is an age-appropriate cleaning tool that allows children to contribute to a cleaner home,” said Cooper.

--Reward both kids and adults. At the end of a cleaning spree, reward the family with a favorite sweet treat – or take turns letting children pick a fun activity for the family. Everyone – even adults – accomplishes tasks better when there is something to look forward to, and the promise of a small indulgence will motivate the family the next time the home needs cleaning.

The Eureka Clean Living vacuum is available only at Walmart and walmart. com and retails for $89.88. For additional information about Eureka’s Clean Living, consumers can visit http://www. eureka. com or call 1-800-282-2886.

*Areas treated with On-Guard include the filter basket and dirt tube within the dust cup assembly.

About Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.
Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc. (EHCP) leverages consumer driven insight to manufacture and market innovative floor care products under its well-known Eureka and Electrolux consumer brands. The company also sells high-quality commercial products under its Sanitaire brand name and central vacuums made by its Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems division (formerly known as Beam Industries). EHCP is based in Bloomington, Ill., and is a part of The Electrolux Group. Visit http://www. electroluxusa. com, http://www. eureka. com, http://www. sanitairevac. com or http://www. beamvac. com for more information.

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Motionsoft Acquires Power Management Software

Motionsoft Acquires Power Management Software

Power Management Customers To Be Offered Motionsoft's eClub suite.

Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 10, 2008

Motionsoft Inc, the leader in the health and fitness membership management software space, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Custom Design Systems, a privately-held gym software company headquartered in Freehold, New Jersey. Motionsoft is acquiring CDS's PowerManagement Software to further expand its footprint in the health, fitness and wellness markets. As a result, Motionsoft will assume development and support responsibilities for the application suite. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"Our priority and intention is to make this a seamless transition for PowerManagement users," said Al Noshirvani, President and CEO of Motionsoft. "Our experience of having completed three acquisitions in the past 4 years will make this a seamless transition for CDS customers. Keeping the CDS support and development staff fully intact; and now part of our team here at Motionsoft will help us accomplish this goal," he added.

Scott Ellowitz, CEO of Custom Design Systems, stated, "We are delighted to be part of the Motionsoft Team and look forward to offering an array of new products and services to PowerManagement customers." He added, "Motionsoft has a solid product which has evolved from their work with organizations like Equinox Fitness. The Western Athletic Clubs, Golds Gym and Crunch, PowerManagement users will benefit from this experience."

The combined company will offer Motionsoft's eClubLogic suite of applications to PowerManagement users, leveraging Motionsoft's Microsoft Competency with the advantages of. net development tools. The acquisition is expected to increase the size of Motionsoft's footprint in the industry to over 1,600 facilities.

About Motionsoft
Motionsoft (http://www. motionsoft. net (http://www. motionsoft. net)) (formerly KI Software) is the leading provider of membership management and billing applications for the health, fitness and wellness industries. Founded in 1982, the company enjoys relationships with over 1600 customers worldwide. Motionsoft's development methodology is focused on the premise that our applications should enhance the member experience.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Start to Close the Hidden Loopholes

Start to Close the Hidden Loopholes

Hidden loopholes are inherently present in even the most sophisticated cyber-systems, anti-virus and firewall programs. Daily, companies and proprietary businesses fall prey to cyber-attackers while thinking they are protected. http://www.4terrorism. com/securityaudits. htm

(PRWEB) February 2, 2005

Axiom Internet Commerce, previously a company providing services exclusively to the Health Care Industry now together with our strategic partners Project Bailout and Security 4Terrorism, are providing solutions to technology problems.

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4Terrorism is focusing its efforts on Information Security and Cybersecurity (www.4terrorism. com/listtemp. htm (http://www.4terrorism. com/listtemp. htm)). Today, it is imperative that companies develop and possess effective, individual controls over critical information. 4Terrorism is able to review your entire system and use our findings as a launching pad to help improve the effectiveness of your overall security. Computers and networks essentially run the operations of most business in the country. Most computer systems, computer software and networks were not designed with security in mind. Even most “secure systems” are riddled with vulnerabilities due to the underlying technology that could enable an attacker to disrupt operations or cause damage. 4terrorism can help your company or organization develop a cost effective, threat effective, cyber security plan. 4Terrorism starts first with an audit of your IT system and security and then develop an implementation plan that matches your business needs. www.4terrorism. com/securityaudits. htm (http://www.4terrorism. com/securityaudits. htm )

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Net Direct Systems to Deliver World-Class Security Solutions to the Federal Market

Net Direct Systems to Deliver World-Class Security Solutions to the Federal Market

Net Direct Systems (NDS) today announced it has been selected as one of 15 value added resellers (VARs) to provide Secure Computing products to the Federal market. This partnership enables NDS to expand their Security practice and leverage their commercial expertise into the Federal market. NDS has been successfully providing top level security solutions to commercial customers and can now expand into the Federal Space by offering leading-edge products from Secure Computing designed to secure connections between people, applications, and networks.

Apex, NC (PRWEB) July 20, 2006

Net Direct Systems (NDS) today announced it has been selected as one of 15 value added resellers (VARs) to provide Secure Computing products to the Federal market. This partnership enables NDS to expand their Security practice and leverage their commercial expertise into the Federal market. NDS has been successfully providing top level security solutions to commercial customers and can now expand into the Federal Space by offering leading-edge products from Secure Computing designed to secure connections between people, applications, and networks.

Secure Computing products can quickly be delivered and integrated by the experienced CISSP-certified security professionals at NDS. The partnership between Secure Computing and NDS provides an unbeatable offering to the growing number of organizations looking to protect and manage their networks and applications across the enterprise to achieve business goals.

“We’re happy to call NDS a Federal reseller partner,” said Matt Galligan, vice president of Federal Sales for Secure Computing. “NDS has an incredible team of talented people that can get complex projects integrated smoothly into the most secure organizations.”

NDS is a provider of integrated security solutions that protect the critical components of some of the largest and most complex information networks for organizations around the world. “This partnership with Secure Computing enables NDS to assist Commercial and Federal organizations in managing the complexity within today’s real-world security challenges”, said Doug Helmink, President and COO of NDS. “One of our goals is to deliver highly reliable, highly secure IT infrastructure and solutions to help organizations minimize the complexity of proactively managing their security environment.”

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ:SCUR) has been securing the connections between people and information for over 20 years. Specializing in delivering the world’s strongest security appliances/firewalls, identity and access management solutions, content management and filtering solutions, Secure Computing is uniquely qualified to be the global security solutions provider to organizations of all sizes. Our more than 17,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of partners, include the majority of the Dow Jones Global 50 Titans and the most prominent organizations in banking, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, public utilities, education and national and local governments. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www. securecomputing. com (http://www. securecomputing. com).

About Net Direct Systems

Net Direct Systems (NDS) designs and implements innovative, comprehensive network, security and data center IT solutions together with value-added integration and consulting services for government, telecommunication, and commercial enterprises. The highly skilled solutions experts at NDS bring over 160 technical certifications in addition to large enterprise, Fortune 500 executive-level project management experience to your organization. In addition to various corporate boards, NDS has a member seated on the advisory board for the National Security Agency INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (NSA IEM). NDS personnel have structured everything from Tier 2 Joint Forces networks to three office VPN structures. For more information about NDS, visit www. netdirectsystems. com, or call 888-768-2060.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Don’t Get Tricked – Give Tasty Halloween Treats

Don’t Get Tricked – Give Tasty Halloween Treats

Christy Rost shows you how to make Halloween treats for parties and trick-or-treaters in her book "The Family Table."

Dulles, VA (PRWEB) September 29, 2004

Halloween is a favorite holiday for those with a sweet tooth. The holiday provides the perfect opportunity to try creating your own sweet treats to appease the nefarious tricks of neighborhood ghosts, goblins, and monsters. “Traditional foods, which vary from culture to culture and family to family, play an important role in celebrating holidays,” says chef Christy Rost, the author of "The Family Table: Where Great Food, Friends, and Family Gather Together" (Capital Books, 2003).

In "The Family Table," Christy offers recipes for treats good enough to turn any would-be trickster into your best friend.

Gourmet Caramel Apples

“These awesome caramel apples are drizzled with a heavy coating of white and dark chocolate, then sprinkled with chopped nuts. Placed on a small plate and wrapped in clear cellophane with a large bow, they are an impressive Halloween gift for friends.”

Ingredients:

6 large Red Delicious apples

6 wooden craft sticks

1 14-ounce bag caramels

2 tablespoons water

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

½ cup chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or pistachios

Bring apples to room temperature; was and dry them and remove the stems. Insert wooden craft sticks into the stem-end of the apples and set aside. Cover a tray with parchment or wax paper and spray it lightly with nonstick vegetable spray.

Combine caramels and water in a small nonstick saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the caramels melt and mixture is smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat and place it on a heatproof surface.

Dip an apple into the caramel mixture, spooning the caramel over the sides until the apple is completely covered. Allow any excess caramel to drip into saucepan. Place the apple on the prepared tray and chill to set. Repeat with the remaining apples. Chill them 1 hour or until the caramel hardens.

Microwave semisweet and white chocolate in separate bowls at 50 percent power, or place the chips in separate double boilers over hot, not boiling, water; stir to melt. Drizzle dark chocolate over the apples. When that has set, drizzle white chocolate over the dark to form a lacy pattern. Dip the bottom of the apples in chopped nuts and return them to the refrigerator until the chocolate has set.

Recipe makes 6 apples.

Caramel Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

“A basket of these caramel popcorn balls is an ideal treat for Halloween parties in school or church halls. Peanut butter adds a tasty, unexpected surprise to these popcorn balls, and they stay fresh several days, so you can make them ahead. Wrapped in orange or yellow cellophane and tied with narrow orange, yellow, or black ribbon, there is not a ghost of a chance you will have any left after Halloween.”

Ingredients:

12 cups popped popcorn

1 14-ounce package caramels

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons peanut butter

 Nonstick vegetable spray

½ teaspoon butter

1 to 2 small rolls orange or yellow cellophane

12 twist ties, to secure cellophane

15 lengths narrow orange, yellow, or black ribbon

Pop popcorn according to package directions. Pour into a large, lightly greased bowl.

Place unwrapped caramels in a medium saucepan; add water. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are almost melted. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.

Pour mixture over popcorn. Spray a large wooden spoon with nonstick vegetable spray and stir well to coat popcorn with caramel sauce. Allow popcorn to cool a bit until easy to handle.

With buttered hands, shape popcorn into balls. Place each caramel ball into a square of yellow or orange cellophane, gather up edges, and secure with a twist tie. Tie with ribbon.

Recipe makes fifteen 3-inch popcorn balls, or twelve 4-inch popcorn balls.

Meringue Ghosts

“When you need to scare up a clever treat for neighborhood trick-or-treaters or a Halloween party, these precious Meringue Ghosts are just the trick. Made with the aid of a pastry bag filled with sweetened meringue, these ghosts are fun and easy to make, and they stay fresh several days.

For parties, package ghosts in small paper sacks decorated with Halloween themes. Because ghosts may be a bit too large for the sacks, tuck them in part way and allow ghosts to peek out the top. Look for these sacks in the Halloween section of most supermarkets and party stores. Beware of making meringue ghosts on humid days, though, as the sticky results can be frightful!”

Ingredients:

3 egg whites, at room temperature

½ teaspoon cream of tartar

¾ teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

In large bowl of an electric mixer, whip egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar and vanilla. Whip until whites form soft peaks. Add sugar, a little at a time, and whip until whites are glossy and form stiff peaks.

Transfer meringue to a piping bag fitted with a large plain tip (Ateco #4). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, adding a dab of meringue to each corner of the cookie sheet to secure parchment.

Pipe 4-inch ghosts starting at the head, then arms, and body. Pipe two additional layers until ghosts are ¾-inch thick. Use mini chocolate chips to form eyes and mouths.

Bake in preheated oven 1 hour. Turn oven off and allow ghosts to dry 2 to 3 hours with oven door closed. Peel off parchment paper, cool ghosts completely on a wire rack, and store between layers of parchment paper in airtight containers.

Recipe makes 12 to 14 ghosts.

Gathering together around the table provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the most important things in life—love, family, good health, and good friends. Christy Rost is passionate about family meals. Besides flexibility, the key to successfully preserving the family meal is an arsenal of family-friendly recipes that emphasize the beauty of simple foods, fresh, wholesome ingredients, and reasonably priced wine selections. In this first cookbook by best-selling chef for Sur La Table, Christy Rost offers 250 mouth-watering recipes, well-balanced and do-able in a reasonable amount of time, and invites readers to gather everyone around the family table on a regular basis. Recipe selections range from all-American favorites to Caribbean, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican cuisine. "The Family Table" is divided into four sections: Everyday Meals, Weekends, Entertaining at Home, and Holidays. Within each section, recipes are grouped by type (salads, entrees, side dishes, etc.) Also included are wine suggestions with many of the entrée recipes. “Eric’s Wine Notes,” written by a wine expert, contain three wine suggestions in order of least to most expensive.

Christy Rost’s culinary career began in early 1992 when she was asked to serve as the food editor for The Park Cities News in Dallas, Texas, a position she still holds. What followed was an outpouring of support and requests. Since then she has hosted cooking seminars with Macy’s, held cooking classes for Sur La Table, hosted her own television cooking show, “Just Like Home,” appeared on several other television cooking shows, including “At Home Live,” and launched a successful culinary career. Christy is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a registered nurse. Christy takes classical voice lessons and often sings during her cooking classes. She lives with her husband and two sons in Dallas, Texas.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Leading Wireless Home Healthcare Product Manufacturer, A&D Medical, Joins the ANT+ Interoperable Ecosystem

Leading Wireless Home Healthcare Product Manufacturer, A&D Medical, Joins the ANT+ Interoperable Ecosystem

A&D Medical joins the ANT+ Alliance, advancing personal monitoring sensors and home health measurement. The ANT+ ecosystem is proven in personal area networks (PANs) in sport and fitness and naturally transitions into health and wellness and Local Area Network (LAN) capabilities with companies such as A&D Medical.

Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) March 23, 2009

ANT Wireless (a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc.) today announced that A&D Medical, a leading provider of blood pressure monitors, precision weight scales, and other medical devices, has joined the ANT+ Alliance. A&D's participation in the established ANT+ interoperability network has the potential to bring additional choices to consumers where ultra low power wireless wellness sensors are desired. This leading global company will also expand the B2B development platform for all ANT+ members, further advancing the Alliance's unique business model.

"Joining the ANT+ Alliance is important to our advancement of personal monitoring sensors and home health measurement," stated Brandon Katz of A&D Medical. "We see great value in the ANT+ infrastructure and technology."

The ANT+ managed network is the first available interoperable technology that facilitates the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of complete personal wellness data. Already the de facto interoperable standard in sport monitoring, ANT+ (built on the proven, ultra low power ANT wireless protocol), now facilitates optimized solutions for wireless wellness and home health care applications.

"A&D is a key worldwide wellness provider and a synchronistic partner as we naturally transition our firm position in sport and fitness to health and home monitoring applications," remarked Brian Macdonald, Director, ANT Wireless. "Our combined expertise will enable solutions that today's health-conscious consumers are demanding."

About ANT™ / ANT+
Proven and practical, the ANT 2.4 GHz wireless network minimizes power, integration costs and time to market. It is designed for ease of use, efficiency, and scalability with an installed base of over four million nodes to date. ANT easily handles peer-to-peer, star, tree and practical mesh topologies (with a capability of up to 65,536 slave nodes talking to one master over a time slot shared single channel).

The ANT+ ecosystem enables wireless connectivity in a new generation of consumer Personal Area Network (PAN) products with the ANT+ interoperability ecosystem. Features include reliable and seamless data communications, flexible and adaptive network operation and cross-talk immunity. All companies utilizing ANT+ interoperability are members of the open ANT+ Alliance, now representing 120 companies. www. thisisant. com

The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin(R) Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology. www. dynastream. com

About A&D
A&D Medical is a division of A&D Engineering, an ISO 13485:2003-registered company with operations in Asia, Europe, Australia, Russia, and North and South America. Since 1977, A&D Medical has manufactured and distributed a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and health care products for home and professional use. The company has established itself as a leader in home health monitoring technology through the development and introduction of a variety of unique products. A&D's blood pressure monitor lines and weight scale lines have garnered numerous industry awards.

Www. andmedical. com

Contact:
A&D Medical
Marketing contact
Brandon Katz
Product Manager
408-518-5125
Http://www. andmedical. com (http://www. andmedical. com)

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Zodiac InfoTech’s Transcription Service is Streamlining EMR Implementation

Zodiac InfoTech’s Transcription Service is Streamlining EMR Implementation

Zodiac InfoTech – one of the leaders in providing transcription, EMR transcription, medical record management services – announces an easy-to-implement, in-office solution for medical professionals that also comes with a support system that allows for the easy & quick implementation of Electronic Medical record system (EMR). Zodiac’s innovative solution allows technology staff to focus on technical issues during the implementation process.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 6, 2010

One of the biggest hurdles in the medical industry – EMR implementation – as it relates to physicians and other medical professionals being able to take effective and pertinent notes on their patients (which for many trained medical professionals degrades their years of medical training by making them feel as if they are data-entry operators), is being transformed into an easy dictation process. This is thanks to an easy-to-use EMR transcription service that has been designed by Zodiac InfoTech – the leader in transcription, EMR transcription, medical record management and other documentation management services – which greatly eases the process for medical professionals.

Zodiac’s transcription service alleviates many of the commonly experienced woes of implementing such dictation and EMR services, as well as the ability of physicians to adapt to using a new system. One of the biggest hassles for many physicians is after several years of medical training; they are reluctant to perform a job of a data-entry operator. Because many medical professionals have to spend a reasonable amount of time to take notes on their patients, and then have those notes later dictated, it can ultimately delay the complete process of EMR implementation.

Zodiac InfoTech offers an easy-to-use and affordable process for easing the EMR transcription and diction process, however. This is because the company offers initial EMR implementation support service which includes: transcription and medical record management services, word processing, document tagging even for early adopters of EMR systems.

This service aids the doctor’s office to be able to easily maintain their current workflow. However, the Zodiac team also works with them as a parallel support team, hand-in-hand, in order to ensure that the EMR system is populated for them (the medical professionals using the system) on an ongoing basis, so when they want to switch over from a paper-base medium to 100% electronic system, it is an easy switchover.

A recent study conducted by the company yielded some surprising results. The results demonstrated that the EMR adoption and learning time was reduced tremendously from 90 days, to less than 35-40 days, when these additional support services from Zodiac were implemented.

The Company executive, Mr. Vishal Mehta, commented that, “This is way to go for the future of EMR transcription services!”

When asked how it would better enable the overall, day-to-day operations of any doctor office, Mehta adds, “If any EMR company wants to reduce the overall implementation time they have to come up with an innovative solution that will make the physician’s life easier and far less time-consuming with things that are normally spent on the tedious nature of note-taking—as opposed to focusing their talents on treating their patients. That’s the power of our EMR transcription services!”

To learn more about this exciting EMR Transcription Technology for medical practitioners, please visit Zodiac InfoTech online at: http://www. ZodiacHealth. com (http://www. ZodiacHealth. com).

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Friday, January 5, 2007

The Secret Behind 'The Secret'

The Secret Behind 'The Secret'

Positive energy and the law of attraction unveiled in new book.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 27, 2007

Many have probably heard of “The Secret” by now. It's a DVD movie that explains the law of attraction and how to use it to manifest positive energy. Many people, however, are asking, "Where does God fit into ‘The Secret’?”

“The law of attraction is important to share and it's a big part of my new book, ‘The Energy Bus,’ which tells the story of a man who uses the law of attraction to help turn around the negativity, fear, adversity and challenges in his life,” says Jon Gordon. “In seeking these things what he is ultimately seeking is a spiritual connection and oneness with God.”

According to Gordon, “The Secret” does not exist to satisfy one’s wishes and desires, instead, “The Secret” should be used to help establish a relationship with God to make His ultimate wish come true - Heaven on Earth.

“The love, the joy, the peace, the security, the faith, the purpose, the passion, the enthusiasm, the highest expression of our soul can only be found by connecting with God,” Gordon said. “God is not here to satisfy our material desire but to satisfy our hearts and souls desire, which is to live our purpose and experience love and oneness. When we experience this love we will have found the secret behind ‘The Secret’ and true abundance from which everything flows.”

About the Author:

Jon Gordon is a leading authority on developing positive, engaged people, leaders, businesses, schools and teams. He is the author of several books, including “The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy.” His proven solutions are being put to use by executives, athletes, moms and dads, artists, teachers and numerous organizations around the world.

Jon has been featured in numerous television shows, magazines and newspapers including CNN’s “American Morning,” NBC’s “Today Show,” “Men’s Health,” “Forbes” and “Positive Thinking.” He is also the co-founder of PEP-The Positive Energy Program, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, which creates and funds programs that develop healthy and positive children. Jon’s website, www. JonGordon. com, and free weekly newsletter serve as an online resource for people looking to enhance their positive energy.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in teaching from Emory University. He lives in Northeast Florida with his wife and two “high energy” children.

Contact:

Daniel Decker

904-230-7529

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