Saturday, March 31, 2007

Two Educators Give a Teachers'-Eye-View of the Perfect Principal

Two Educators Give a Teachers'-Eye-View of the Perfect Principal

No Teacher Left Behind by Trent Grundmeyer and David DeJong explores how and why a good principal can shape a school and impact education.

Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 4, 2007

In No Teacher Left Behind, recently hired principal Trent Grundmeyer and teacher David DeJong examine the attributes that make educators shine. Packed with ideas collected from other Iowa school leaders, this is a hands-on manual for anyone associated with education.

Is a school only as good as the teachers and the principal running it? Yes, suggests Principal Trent Grundmeyer and third grade teacher David DeJong. Lifelong friends who are passionate about education, the authors have put together a powerful book listing the fundamental elements for running a successful school.

Packed with personal anecdotes and research done by the Institute for Educational Leadership in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the authors delve into the best ways to solve educational problems. Improving communication is key, they suggest, along with figuring out each school's unique vision. Their research indicates that teachers want optimistic principals and that everyone works best when success is celebrated and respect is given freely. No Teacher Left Behind also includes "from pages to practice" items, which can help readers act on what they have read and learned. For practicing principals, current teachers or anyone interested in the state of American schools, the book is an invaluable resource and an inspiring read.

For more information or to request a free review copy, please contact the author at tgrundmeyer @ waukee. k12.ia. us or telephone 515-205-9987. No Teacher Left Behind is available for sale online at Amazon. com, Borders. com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Authors

Trent Grundmeyer is a middle school health teacher and a soon to be high school principal. An advocate for the Character Counts Program in Iowa, Grundmeyer is passionate about education, and his teaching style develops students academically and developmentally inside and outside of the classroom.

David DeJong is a third grade teacher. His innovative math programs have helped students excel, and he often uses magic to motivate his students. He is currently in his second year of his masters program in educational leadership at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

About BookSurge

BookSurge LLC, an Amazon. com company, is a pioneer in self-publishing and print-on-demand services. Offering unique publishing opportunities and access for authors, BookSurge boasts an unprecedented number of authors whose work has resulted in book deals with traditional publishers as well as successful authorpreneurs who enhance or build a business from their professional expertise.

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Alcohol-Based Wipes Significantly More Effective than Rubs in Reducing Bacteria; Findings Could Impact Hospital-Acquired Infections

Alcohol-Based Wipes Significantly More Effective than Rubs in Reducing Bacteria; Findings Could Impact Hospital-Acquired Infections

Special Pathogens Laboratory Study First to Test 2002 CDC Recommendations that Alcohol-Based Rubs More Effective

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 23, 2010

Alcohol-based gels and hand rubs dominate the market for hand hygiene products, but that may start to change due to a new study conducted by Special Pathogens Laboratory (SPL, http://www. specialpathogenslab. com) to determine which was more effective—wipes or rubs. Published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the SPL study shows that wipes-towelettes saturated with alcohol are more effective than popular alcohol-based hand rubs in reducing some germs on hands.

“Our study gives infection control professionals more information so they can make evidence-based decisions when evaluating hand sanitizer products,” says Janet E. Stout, PhD, director of SPL, and associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

“With more effective hand hygiene products, we stand a better chance in reducing hospital-acquired infections that result in 90,000 patient deaths and $4.5 billion in medical expenses annually,” says Dr. Stout.

Dr. Stout, who along with her colleagues at SPL and the University of Pittsburgh, Natalie N. D'Antonio, MS; John D Rihs, BS; and Victor L. Yu, MD, conducted and coauthored the study which measured the effectiveness of an ethanol wipe (PDI Sani-Hands® ALC Antimicrobial Alcohol Gel Hand Wipes) against an ethanol rub (Purell®) in eliminating bacteria.

After inoculating subjects’ hands with bacteria, the researchers disinfected them with a wipe of 65.9% ethanol alcohol or rub containing 62% ethanol alcohol, and then tested for the presence of bacteria. The results showed the wipe “was significantly more effective” than the rub in reducing the number of viable bacteria on the hands.

While the study’s main aim was to compare wipes and rubs, Dr. Stout and her team also compared the two products to antibacterial soap (Kindest Kare®). The soap proved more effective in reducing bacteria than either the wipe or rub. One important point: soap requires water-usually through a sink-but the wipe and rub does not require water.

Eight years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines stating that alcohol-based hand wipes weren’t as effective as alcohol-based hand rubs, this study shows that with the higher alcohol content, wipes were more effective than rubs.

Special Pathogens Laboratory
Special Pathogens Laboratory® (SPL®), The Legionella Experts®, is the national leading analytical microbiology laboratory offering the healthcare industry, water treatment industry, and commercial and industrial sectors reliable, high-quality microbiology services. SPL®, an accredited laboratory and ELITE certified by CDC for expertise in Legionella testing, specializes in the detection, control, and disinfection of Legionella, and other microorganisms responsible for serious infections, including thousands of hospital-acquired infections annually. For more information about SPL, please visit http://www. SpecialPathogensLab. com.

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Internet penetration among physicians in France grew from 69% to 79% between 2001 and 2002, and consumer Internet penetration has also grown substantially to 67%, reveals that the ehealth market is growing

Internet penetration among physicians in France grew from 69% to 79% between 2001 and 2002, and consumer Internet penetration has also grown substantially to 67%, reveals that the ehealth market is growing

Research and Markets are delighted to announce the addition of The eHealth Market in France: Understanding Physician and Consumer Needs to their offering

(PRWEB) March 31, 2004

The eHealth Market in France: Understanding Physician and Consumer Needs begins with an analysis of physician Internet use and penetration, physician online information

Requirements and mobile technology use, followed by a similar analysis for consumer Internet use. The report evaluates the various eHealth markets based on current trends and physician/consumer attitudes.

This report is designed to provide:

-Key findings from our 2003 Physician Insight Survey, involving interviews with 64 French physicians

-Physician interviews investigate opinions relating to eHealth topics such as continuing medical education, practice websites and online forums

-Explores the future of key eHealth markets in France and the implications for the

Pharmaceutical industry

The report also highlights:

Internet penetration among physicians in France grew from 69% to 79% between 2001 and 2002; consumer Internet penetration has also grown substantially to 67%. This increase highlights an expanding online audience to whom pharmaceutical companies can provide health information and services online.

Access to health-related expert opinion online is one of the most utilized services among surveyed physicians in France. Seventy-two per cent of physicians have previously sought expert opinion online. This is far higher than the proportion of physicians that have used online physician forums; however, the demand for this

Service is very high.

The time that French physicians use the Internet for is limited due to hectic working patterns. For this reason, pharmaceutical companies need to be aware that in order to reach the increasing online population, the information and services that they provide must be user-friendly and easy for the audience to understand.

Reasons to purchase the report:

Understand the current and prospective eHealth market in France and identify the key opportunities for your company

Reach physicians and consumers through the different eHealth initiatives by knowing and addressing the online requirements of each audience

Bolster your companyÂ’s online market presence within France by investing in the most appropriate Internet-based tools and services

Region: France

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Technology For Aging Baby Boomers High Growth Industry New Report Projects $20 Billion Industry by 2020

Technology For Aging Baby Boomers High Growth Industry New Report Projects $20 Billion Industry by 2020

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $20 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. The aging of the 78 million baby boomers and increased awareness of technology solutions will drive sales, according to Laurie M. Orlov, founder of the market research firm.

Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2009

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $20 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. The aging of the 78 million baby boomers and increased awareness of technology solutions will drive sales, according to Laurie M. Orlov, founder of the market research firm.

"At a time when we are seeing so many business opportunities shrinking, this market is poised for tremendous growth," said Orlov. "With the cost of long-term care rising, more people will look for solutions that help them stay in their homes.

The industry projections are part of a new market overview report, 2009 Technology Market Overview from Aging in Place Technology Watch. The document highlights technologies for communication and engagement, safety and security, health and wellness, and learning and contribution -- the categories that will help baby boomers and seniors remain in their home of choice.

Highlighting the importance of technology for aging in place, there are 78 million baby boomers and 39 million seniors in the U. S. today. These boomers have at least one living parent and likely siblings - but while 51 percent of them believe that technology could help their parents, only 14 percent of boomers have looked for technology solutions. According to Orlov, that is both a problem - and an opportunity.

This is the first major market research report to take a comprehensive look at the technology that will help people live in their own homes. Long-time Forrester and tech industry veteran Laurie M. Orlov launched the market research company in 2008 with a blog, product, and industry information at http://www. ageinplacetech. com (http://www. ageinplacetech. com). The market overview is the firm's first major publication.

Mary Furlong, founder of SeniorNet and author of "Turning Silver into Gold" commented: "A research veteran like Laurie choosing this space is an indication of the talent being brought to bear in this industry - analysts size the market, showcase the business opportunities, and shape the market space. The venture and business community are catching up with the need."

Jill Gilbert, CEO of Gilbert Guide noted: "Gilbert Guide is pleased to have Laurie Orlov and Aging in Place Technology Watch author of its new Expert column on technology -- precisely because of her insight into this increasingly vital area."

And Arlene Harris, CEO and Founder of Jitterbug, said: "Laurie Orlov has done a great job of laying out an overview of this space and why organizations should be putting emphasis on unlocking the enormous wealth while serving the needs of an aging market that wants and needs to be more independent."

Headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Aging in Place Technology Watch provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and related services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, founder Laurie M. Orlov is a certified long-term care ombudsman in Florida and the author of When Your Parents Need Elder Care.

Orlov spent more than 30 years in the technology industry, including 24 years in IT and nine years as a leading industry analyst at Forrester Research. While there, she was often the first in the industry to identify technology trends and management strategies which have survived the test of time. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia. In 1996, Laurie was named to McGraw-Hill/Open Computing's list of the top 100 women in computing. Laurie is now a featured columnist on GilbertGuide and her blog entries are often referenced on sites like SmartSilvers, RetirementHomes, 50+Digital, and MaryFurlong. com. She serves as one of the judges in the upcoming Boomer Business Plan Competition and is speaker at the 2009 What's Next Boomer Summit in Las Vegas.

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New Book Takes a Different Slant on Preventing Terrorism

New Book Takes a Different Slant on Preventing Terrorism

"Hyperreligiosity: Identifying and Overcoming Patterns of Religious Dysfunction," written by R. S. Pearson, was recently published by Telical Books of Seattle, Washington. It helps people who have a mental illness known as hyperreligiosity recognize they have a problem from a spiritual and psychological perspective.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 18, 2005

"Hyperreligiosity: Identifying and Overcoming Patterns of Religious Dysfunction," written by R. S. Pearson, was recently published by Telical Books of Seattle, Washington.

The definition of hyperreligiosity is mental illness taking on a religious nature. The new book "Hyperreligiosity: Identifying and Overcoming Patterns of Religious Dysfunction" was written to examine examples of it in the thinking processes and how to overcome them. Psychologists developed the term hyperreligiosity yet there is no one agreed upon spelling of it. It can either be spelled as, "hyper-religiousity," "hyper-religiosity," "hyperreligiosity," or "hyperreligiousity," and each spelling is used by doctors, which can be found via doing a Google search.

Religions say the true spirit of God is loving and charitable, and this is one very positive outcome of the religious life. But, it seems to many people, they do not experience religious people as loving, but instead as harsh, judgmental, and even paranoid. Often people deep in religion pursuits do not have as their goal what Jesus Christ said was the true aim of religion: helping widows and orphans in their affliction. This book explains why dedication to religion often does this to people and possibly what can be done to change that. The author seeks to help ease the burden of being religiously obsessed for -- what seems to many as -- the wrong reasons.

Psychiatrists see hyperreligiosity in someone having psychotic episodes or epileptic fits in which they experience God. Politicians see hyperreligiosity in the way terrorists use religion to justify murder and other criminal acts. The author's view of hyperreligiosity contains these definitions but also sees it as any religious activity or thinking pattern that obscures the virtues of a healthy spiritual practice. The author says mental illnesses are sometimes on a type of spectrum, in that, many of us at some time or in some way, have these problems in a lesser form. Hyperreligiosity is no exception. Hyperreligiosity is easy to recognize when it is extreme and against social norms, but when it is hidden, the person having it can also at a disadvantage.

The author, R. S. Pearson, admits that he himself has had hyperreligious traits on and off for some of his adult life. "I had it starting in my teens. It took different forms, from a Christian version to one into Eastern philosophy and New Age thinking. And then it would even go back and forth between such ideas. Spirituality is very important to me so I wanted to experience what the various paths said I could," Pearson says. "To make sure I obtained the benefits of given to those who really seeked, I believed I had to do a lot of work."

"I still highly value my spirituality." He is quick to mention. "I say in the book that Mother Teresa and Albert Schweitzer were not hyperreligious. Hyperreligiosity can be understood by how it is a personal problem. It doesn't produce anything of social value. Religious saints and even members of monastic organizations often provide or provided some social value. When hyperreligiosity strikes a person, it doesn't give any them value, in fact, this is why religion, as we can see in destructive cults, sometimes does more harm than good in a person's life. There are psychological reasons why this is. Like most educated people today, I value many aspects of Western psychology. Many religious teachers and writers from all different faiths do as well. The book contains important psychological wisdom in it that has helped me overcome the hyperreligiosity in myself."

"After I started identifying that my problems were not based on the fact that I wasn't good enough, that certain things weren't happening not because God wasn't rewarding me, but just because we all have certain limitations as people, I began to outgrow many of my hyperreligious traits. This book contains the insights that have helped me the most."

Like anyone with a basic college edcation, Pearson could have written a book full of quotations and references from other books, but his intent wasn't to write an academic book. "I think books that need to reference other books every few sentences have a way of scaring away less educated readers. We are in a period now where people reading books, at least in the U. S., is not at an all time high. I wanted to write a book that anyone could read. However, I did not want to simplify too much of what I was saying. I think it's important that the general public understand psychological concepts as much as possible. I did take out the need to reference basic psychological concepts that have become second-hand knowledge to most psychologists anyway. I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I believe that they can have a healing affect on people when administered correctly."

The author was born and raised in New York and resettled to Seattle in 1982. In 1992, he started ParaMind Brainstorming Software, which is a software product that uses the idea of "exhausting the interactions of words" to develop new ideas related to the user's typed-in sentence.

"Hyperreligiosity: Identifying and Overcoming Patterns of Religious Dysfunction," published by Telical Books, can be purchased online at Amazon. com or by sending $19.95 to Telical Books, P. O. Box 27401, Seattle, WA 98165-2401.

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Lexi-Comp Focused on Improving Patient Communication in Healthcare Institutions Treating Diverse Patient Populations

Lexi-Comp Focused on Improving Patient Communication in Healthcare Institutions Treating Diverse Patient Populations

Lexi-Comp's multi-language patient education leaflets support Joint Commission initiative to establish standards for language access in healthcare organizations.

Hudson, OH (PRWEB) December 4, 2009

Lexi-Comp, Inc., a provider of clinical information, drug data solutions, and patient education materials for healthcare institutions, understands the importance of effective communication between the health care professional and the patient with regard to medication use. An Ohio State University study found that noncompliance with prescription medication causes 125,000 deaths and costs an estimated $75.6 billion annually. Additional research has shown that a leading reason for noncompliance is language barriers. With a patient population of over 45 million people speaking a language other than English, multi-language access to medical information is a matter of national importance. Amidst the growing challenges of accommodating diverse patient populations and maintaining a focus on patient safety, Lexi-Comp has made it a priority to create clear, concise patient education materials in multiple languages.

The Patient Education Module (http://www. lexi. com/institutions/products/online/patient-care/) within Lexi-Comp's web-based hospital-wide resource, Lexi-Comp® ONLINE™ (http://www. lexi. com/institutions/products/online/), makes it possible for healthcare professionals to access, customize, and print vital take-home information for patients. Lexi-Comp's leaflets cover over 1800 generic and 7000 brand name adult and pediatric medications, as well as information relevant to diagnosis of more than 1300 diseases, conditions, and procedures. All medication leaflets are available in the 18 languages ranked by the U. S. Census Bureau as the most commonly spoken languages in the U. S. The disease, condition, and procedure leaflets are currently available in English and Spanish.

Lexi-Patient Education™ leaflets adhere to the Keystone Guidelines for Patient Education, which ensure materials are legible and readable. They are written at a fifth to seventh grade reading level, are one to two pages in length, and are organized in an easy-to-understand format. Each is evidence-based and has undergone a rigorous, multi-layer review process to verify accuracy and patient usefulness.

The Joint Commission and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (http://www. jointcommission. org/AboutUs/Fact_Sheets/facts_hlc. htm) have partnered to support language access in healthcare organizations. In a recently released video, entitled Improving Patient-Provider Communication: Joint Commission Standards and Federal Laws (http://www. jointcommission. org/PatientSafety/HLC/video_improving_pt_provider_comm. htm), one of several points addressed is the obligation of healthcare organizations with respect to the translation of written documents. The video is one of several resources supporting the Joint Commission's development of hospital accreditation standards aimed at advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient - and family-centered care in hospitals.

Steven Kerscher, Lexi-Comp President and COO, comments, "We understand how effective communication impacts patient compliance with treatment plans." Kerscher continues, "We fully support the Joint Commission's initiative to establish standards for language access in healthcare organizations. We began our comprehensive translation of medication leaflets in 2003 and we continue to update these translations on a monthly basis to provide current and relevant instructions to a culturally diverse population across the world."

For more information about site-wide access to Lexi-Comp ONLINE and multi-language patient education information for your institution, or to license Lexi-Patient Education leaflets for your technology solution, please visit www. lexi. com, or call 800.837.5394 to speak with a sales representative.

About Lexi-Comp
Lexi-Comp, Inc. provides clinical information solutions to the healthcare industry, publishing point-of-care content utilized in both in-patient and out-patient settings. These advanced resources help improve patient outcomes, medication safety, and workflow efficiency. Pharmacotherapy knowledge areas include drug information for adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations; medication interactions; laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures; pharmacogenomics; poisoning and toxicology; dentistry; infectious diseases; and patient education. Over 500,000 clinicians worldwide access Lexi-Comp's content via the Internet, mobile devices, and through integration with health information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available.

To learn more about Lexi-Comp's clinical information solutions, call 800.837.5394, 330.650.6506, or visit www. lexi. com.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Southern California Podiatrist Announces Exclusive House Call Practice for Seniors Only - At $45 Per Home Visit, No Toenail Fungus is Safe

Southern California Podiatrist Announces Exclusive House Call Practice for Seniors Only - At $45 Per Home Visit, No Toenail Fungus is Safe

Podiatrist defies traffic congestion, high gas prices and restrictive health insurance "hoops" to make home visits for senior citizens in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and now, parts of the Inland Empire.

Fullerton, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2010

Dr. David Rizzo, a Fullerton, California-based podiatrist, announces one of the first house-calls only practices for patients over sixty years of age. At the same time, the geographic area of practice has been expanded to include the western edges of Riverside and San Bernardino counties from the original margins of the central metropolitan Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

“Many other podiatrists have offices and do house-calls on the side, but I believe that I am unique in only making home calls, all the time, for geriatric patients who can’t get out of their home,” says Rizzo.

In practice for 34 years, Rizzo displays a penchant for going mobile. His alter ego is none other than Dr. Roadmap (registered trademark), one of the most recognizable names in providing alternate routes in gridlocked Southern California -- as evidenced by his two books, “Freeway Alternates” and “How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California.” In fact, it was his early years of making house calls to treat toenail fungus, and an ingrown toenail here and there, that provided Rizzo the opportunity to discover his secret routes.

“I use my street smarts to travel from Santa Monica to San Dimas, and from San Fernando to San Clemente to attend to common podiatry problems such as nail fungus, ingrown toenails, and corns and calluses," Rizzo continues. "All the while, I hardly ever get slowed down by traffic congestion."

In this day and age of virtual business transactions where even doctor consultations are conducted via the Internet, it’s hard to imagine that modern medical care is still provided in the old fashioned tradition of coming to the patient’s home. Yet, in defiance of impersonal trends, Rizzo more than demonstrates a willingness to make the trek to the patient’s door.

“Being old-timers, my patients are pleased to learn that a doctor will still come to their bedside or wheelchair, even if they are in a board and care home,” notes Rizzo. “They are also amazed that I charge rates that are more in keeping with what was paid twenty years ago.”

Rizzo isn’t kidding. At $45 for a house call, this podiatrist has to be the least expensive doctor on record. For geriatrics with aching feet, this news should be well received.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Cancer Risk High For 9/11 Heroes

Cancer Risk High For 9/11 Heroes

Since September 11, 2001, 283 World Trade Center first responders have been diagnosed with cancer and thirty-three have died. Now doctors are unsure how many more might be claimed by the aftereffects of their time at Ground Zero.

New Bern, NC (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

Since September 11, 2001, 283 World Trade Center first responders have been diagnosed with cancer and thirty-three have died. Now doctors are unsure how many more might be claimed by the aftereffects of their time at Ground Zero.

"We'll never know the full range of what the WTC responders were exposed to," said Dr. Robin Herbert, co-director of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, in an interview for The New England Journal of Medicine. But what is clear is that the air at the site was laden with a potent mixture of cancer-causing agents and an "unbelievable range" of other chemicals--all of which may now be slowly poisoning the 9/11 first responders.

"Seventy-five first responders have had blood cell cancers that doctors say were in fact caused by exposure to the dust," says Steve Centore, a federal first responder, nuclear physicist, a Navy veteran and author of the new book One of Them: A First Responder's Story. "How many more of us are harboring this insidious disease without knowing it--and all because we just wanted to help?"

Dr. Herbert noted that when it comes to first responders, doctors are seeing cancers of the hematologic and lymphatic systems such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma--which can take two to ten years to develop.

"This 'third wave' of effects from ground zero exposure may just be beginning," says Mr. Centore. "Who knows what sort of horrors the next few years may bring as these chemicals come to maturity in our bodies?"

One of the Them is a searing account of Mr. Centore's months spent at ground zero and the years he has since spent fighting a litany of serious health problems that put him among:
Over 91,000 workers and volunteers who were exposed to ground zero's toxic dust. An additional 400,000 New Yorkers who may have been heavily exposed and could face serious illnesses in the future. The 61% of first responders who developed lung ailments while cleaning up the site. An estimated 70% of the 50,000-plus first responders who have declared illnesses. To buy the breakout book One of Them: A First Responder's Story, visit www. SteveCentore. com or www. wadv-oneofthem. com. The book is also available on Borders. com, Amazon. com and BarnesandNoble. com.

For more information about One of Them: A First Responder's Story, contact Steve Centore directly at Scentore (at) yahoo (dot) com.

WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED VETERANS, INC. and author Steven Centore chose Arbor Books, Inc. (www. ArborBooks. com) to design and promote One of Them: A First Responder's Story. Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting and marketing firm.

(One of Them: A First Responder's Story by Steven M. Centore; ISBN: 0-9801274-0-8; $16.95; 208 pages; 5½"x 8½"; softcover; Worldwide Association of Disabled Veterans, Inc.)

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

GCI ConnectMD Increases Safety for Puget Sound Blood Center Patients

GCI ConnectMD Increases Safety for Puget Sound Blood Center Patients

ConnectMD’s Medical Network Enables Innovative Remote Allocation for Blood Distribution

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 29, 2010

GCI ConnectMD (ConnectMD) is making a new blood-distribution process possible for the Puget Sound Blood Center (the Blood Center), increasing patient safety and hospital efficiency. ConnectMD, the premier provider of telehealth connectivity and services throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, partnered with the Blood Center, the recognized leader in transfusion medicine and the world's largest transfusion service, to provide hospitals with the ability to quickly and securely access blood and blood components at the point-of-use. The new system will launch at Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill Campus this month.

“Similar to modern manufacturing processes, the new distribution system allows blood to be available in an efficient just-in-time model, instead of preparing, transporting and storing patient-specific blood components that may never be transfused,” said James P. AuBuchon, president and CEO, MD, FCAP, FRCP (Edin), Puget Sound Blood Center.

ConnectMD provides the Blood Center with a direct connection to the medical facilities that are currently members of the ConnectMD medical network. Any medical facilities not on ConnectMD’s network will be connected to the Blood Center through a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

The blood distribution devices of the Blood Center’s hospitals are stocked with an appropriate inventory of red blood cells and plasma. When a hospital patient requires a transfusion, blood is electronically cross-matched for them by the Blood Center. Through the connection provided by ConnectMD, the appropriate blood components in the hospital's blood distribution device are automatically assigned to the patient. When those components are needed, a trained medical professional with secure access simply inputs the patient's information into the blood distribution device and the proper component is dispensed.

“Patient safety is increased because human error is greatly reduced by having the automated technology manage the process while ensuring blood is available instantly, without time required to transport it from the Blood Center to the hospital,” said Sandy Kukla, senior program manager, RN, CFHP, GCI Connect MD.

About GCI ConnectMD
GCI ConnectMD® is a private medical network made up of clinics, hospitals, and medical corporations, securely and reliably exchanging medical data and critical health information. ConnectMD is a service of GCI (Nasdaq: GNCMA), an Alaska-based telecommunications company that has been successfully providing solutions to customers for over 25 years. The unique combination of telecommunications expertise, a focus on healthcare, and proven experience delivering medical network services, regardless of location, distinguishes GCI ConnectMD from other health IT solutions. Currently 200 facilities are securely exchanging medical data and have access to a suite of health IT tools and services on the GCI ConnectMD medical network. Visit http://www. connectmd. com for more information.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Twelve Easy Ways You Can Keep Learning Through Meaningful Community Service

Twelve Easy Ways You Can Keep Learning Through Meaningful Community Service

For 78 million Baby Boomers keenly interested in a more active and healthy retirement, lifelong learning through meaningful community service can be an essential part of their everyday life. "Lifelong learning, combined with such service, engages all your senses," says Nancy Merz Nordstrom, author of "Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years." "It produces a feeling so exhilarating you will find yourself wanting to keep it a permanent fixture in your "After 50" years," she goes on to say. Her book helps Baby Boomers redefine their retirement experience using lifelong learning, educational travel, and meaningful community service. "Learning Later, Living Greater" (ISBN: 1591810477) from Sentient Publications, has been hailed as a "must-read" by the Midwest Book Review and retirement experts alike for its mass consumer appeal and volume of information.

Pelham, NH (PRWEB) January 24, 2008

For 78 million Baby Boomers keenly interested in a more active and healthy retirement, lifelong learning through meaningful community service can be an essential part of their everyday life. "Lifelong learning, combined with such service, engages all your senses," says Nancy Merz Nordstrom, author of "Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years." "It produces a feeling so exhilarating you will find yourself wanting to keep it a permanent fixture in your "After 50" years," she goes on to say. Her book helps Baby Boomers redefine their retirement experience using lifelong learning, educational travel, and meaningful community service. "Learning Later, Living Greater" (ISBN: 1591810477) from Sentient Publications, has been hailed as a "must-read" by the Midwest Book Review and retirement experts alike for its mass consumer appeal and volume of information.

"Mentors, mediators, monitors, motivators and mobilizers," that's what the late Maggie Kuhn (of Gray Panthers fame) envisioned as the role of those who no longer hold full-time paying jobs. It's a tall order. But thanks to millions of older adults already offering their time and expertise, and the estimated 78 million who will be leaving the full-time workforce over the coming years, that tall order can be filled. Using the knowledge, skills and wisdom developed over a lifetime of full-time work and personal experience, they are well positioned to take on the roles Kuhn envisioned.

Older adults can use these talents to find ways to meld old and new interests into civic activities that will give them a renewed sense of purpose and usefulness. At the same time, they will be engaging in lifelong learning because all their senses are involved in helping to enhance society and make it a better place for all generations. And in so doing, their later years will be greatly enriched far beyond anything they might have thought possible.

Meaningful community service, however, is different for each person. It's all about engaging in whatever endeavor makes one feel complete and useful. It's all about whatever activity enriches and stimulates a life. With that in mind, here are twelve easy ways to keep learning through community service.

1. Learn how to teach reading to adults. Then become a volunteer tutor in your community.
2. Become a surrogate grandparent to students in after-school or day-care programs.
3. Raise money for local non-profits.
4. Sit on boards of local organizations.
5. Work in soup kitchens & food pantries. Deliver Meals on Wheels or take part in food drives.
6. Offer your services to local museums, churches, libraries or civic venues.
7. Read for the blind & dyslexic.
8. Volunteer to take part in neighborhood safety watches.
9. Join a fraternal organization or community club.
10. Help out in neighborhood parks, youth organizations, & with sports teams.
11. Volunteer at a shelter for battered women & children, or answer "Help" lines.
12. Take part in Drug Awareness programs.

As one lifelong learner says, "I am 85 years old and I'm still learning. As a volunteer I work with the disadvantaged from all ages and races and walks of life. It has opened my eyes and my mind, making me more aware of the problems of others."

Nancy Merz Nordstrom is a frequent consultant to news organizations and outlets eager to discuss the redefinition of retirement for the Baby Boomer generation. She blogs at numerous websites and is one of lifelong learning's preeminent experts.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Estes Audiology Offers the Gift of Hearing to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Estes Audiology Offers the Gift of Hearing to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Free hearing aids will be given by Estes Audiology to worthy recipients in Central Texas.

Austin, TX (Vocus) December 1, 2009

Estes Audiology (www. hearlifeagain. com), a professional hearing healthcare provider dedicated to improving the lives of the hearing impaired and their families, announced today the beginning of its “Gift of Hearing” holiday giveaway. Each year, Estes Audiology donates two pairs of hearing aids in December to deserving individuals who suffer from hearing loss and lack financial resources to purchase hearing aids. Estes Audiology is soliciting nominations regarding qualified participants starting today, December 1st thru December 14th. On December 18th, the recipients of the ‘Gifts of Hearing’ will be notified.

“Nothing is more heart-wrenching to me as an audiologist and healthcare practitioner than being confronted with an individual who is hearing impaired but who does not have the sufficient financial resources to better their lives,” said Dr. Soriya Estes, founder and owner of Estes Audiology. “Hearing loss affects not only the person afflicted but also their family, their job, and their friends. Through our “Gift of Hearing” giveaway, this is just one small way we can help.”

To enter, participants must write a short essay – 400 words or less – describing how hearing aids would impact them and the lives of the people with whom they interact. The winners will be selected based on the following criteria: hearing need, financial need, opportunity to impact the recipient’s life, and opportunity to impact the lives of the people with whom they interact. Since its inception in 2005, Estes Audiology has given away more than 10 pairs of hearing aids to hearing impaired individuals.

Estes Audiology (http://www. hearlifeagain. com/), a woman-owned professional hearing healthcare provider, was founded by Dr. Soriya Estes, a well-known Central Texas audiologist and adjunct professor at the University of Texas-Austin. Estes Audiology currently has offices in the communities of New Braunfels, Georgetown – Sun City, and Kyle. Putting its patients first, employing only the most talented and educated staff, using state-of-the-art measurement tools, and providing the most digitally effective hearing solutions and devices, Estes Audiology is becoming the hearing healthcare provider of choice in Central Texas.

Nominations and essays for the ‘Gift of Hearing’ holiday giveaway may be submitted directly to info@estesaudiology. com or can be mailed to Estes Audiology Hearing Center, 1528 Common Street, Suite 5, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. To learn more about Estes Audiology and to take its online hearing evaluation, visit www. hearlifeagain. com.

Media Contact:
Vada Dillawn
Dillawn & Clark Public Relations
(512) 241-1945

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Congressman Jack Kingston Sponsors H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act

Congressman Jack Kingston Sponsors H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-1st, Georgia), joined 17 members of Congress, 108 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act. The Congressman supports public access to affordable and quality health care and public access to truthful information on the role of nutrients in treating disease.

Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) April 1, 2006

Today, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-1st, Georgia), joined 17 members of Congress, 108 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act. The Congressman supports public access to affordable and quality health care and public access to truthful information on the role of nutrients in treating disease.

In becoming a sponsor of H. R. 4282, Kingston is advocating a change in the law to ensure that consumers have access to truthful nutrient-disease treatment information in the marketplace. That change will enable consumers to obtain full information at the point of sale concerning inexpensive, safe and effective nutrients such as fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) to reduce the risk of sudden death heart attack; calcium to reduce the risk of bone fractures; and glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to treat osteoarthritis. The FDA has in place an absolute ban on the making of nutrient-disease treatment claims. The ban contributes to 110,000 preventable sudden death heart attacks each year (FDA suppression of the omega-3 fatty acid claim); to tens of thousands of bone fracture cases each year (FDA suppression of the calcium claim); and to 20 million cases of osteoarthritis (FDA suppression of the glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate claim) that could be lessened or eliminated if all Americans made the necessary dietary changes.

"Congressman Jack Kingston has today joined seventeen other of his colleagues in support of a bill that will end FDA and FTC censorship of vital nutrient-disease information," said Jonathan Emord (www. emord. com ), Chairman of the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship and Author of H. R. 4282. "By this act Congressman Kingston has proven himself a champion for health freedom who will not sacrifice the health and freedom of the American people to protect the profits and interests of the pharmaceutical industry."

About Congressman Jack Kingston

Congressman Jack Kingston has served Georgia’s 1st District for the past 12 years and is now in his seventh term in the U. S. House of Representatives. During his 20 years of public service at the state and national levels, he has fought to lower taxes, balance the budget, and reduce government interference. Considered one of the strongest communicators in Congress, Kingston serves as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference and is a favorite guest of many network television programs to comment on issues of the day and to talk about current legislation. Congressman Kingston’s district encompasses 29 counties in South Georgia and includes five major military installations and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. He lives in Savannah and is married and has four children.

About the Health Freedom Protection Act

The Health Freedom Protection Act will prevent the FDA from censoring Americans' right to know about truthful, health-enhancing benefits of foods and dietary ingredients. Congressmen Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Duncan, Peter DeFazio, Roscoe Bartlett, Dan Burton, Jeff Miller, and Rob Bishop introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act (H. R. 4282) on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. Since November 9, the following additional members of Congress have become sponsors: Lynn Woolsey, Jo Ann S. Davis, C. L. Butch Otter, Chris Cannon, Dana Rohrabacher, Thomas G. Tancredo, Cynthia McKinney, Randy Kuhl, and Virgil Goode. For more information, visit www. StopFDACensorship. org.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

AGH Study Shows High Rates of Poorly Controlled Asthma Among Inner-City Pittsburgh Children

AGH Study Shows High Rates of Poorly Controlled Asthma Among Inner-City Pittsburgh Children

Second study shows connection between Vitamin D deficiency and asthma

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) March 2, 2010

Screenings of inner-city Pittsburgh children show an alarming number of young asthmatics with poor disease control, as well as a high rate of children with potential asthma who are not being diagnosed or treated, according to a study led by researchers at Allegheny General Hospital and Duquesne University.

Results of the study by David Skoner, MD, Deborah Gentile, MD, and Jennifer Koehrsen, MS, of Allegheny General Hospital’s Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Jennifer Padden, PharmD, of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, will be presented Sunday at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2010 annual meeting in New Orleans Feb. 26-March 2.

A second AGH study presented at the conference suggests that decreased levels of Vitamin D among asthmatic children ages 6 to 12 may exacerbate the disease and point to the possibility of future dietary interventions to help better manage the condition.

The study of 69 children enrolled in an after-school program at a church in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, measured their height, weight and lung function and evaluated them for the presence of asthma and its control.

Of the 24 percent of children with known asthma, 82 percent had poorly controlled asthma, the researchers found. In addition, nearly half of the children with no asthma diagnosis failed the asthma screening test, indicating the need for further evaluation and possible treatment.

About half the study participants had normal body-mass index (BMI) while half were either overweight or obese, pointing to another significant problem in this at-risk population.

“The prevalence of asthma and obesity in this population is alarming and cause for concern,” said Dr. Skoner, Director of the AGH Division of Allergy and Immunology. “Even more alarming is that more than 80 percent of known asthmatics in the study had poor disease control.”

The high rate of screening failures for asthma is another cause for concern, said Dr. Skoner, as it represents children who need further evaluation and possibly treatment.

“Community-based interventions are needed to improve health outcomes in this at-risk population of inner-city youngsters,” he added.

In the Vitamin D study, the AGH researchers, led by Dr. Gentile, examined Vitamin D levels in 20 children with allergic rhinitis and asthma, 20 with allergic rhinitis and 20 with neither disease.

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated as a potential factor in the development and expression of pediatric asthma.

The researchers found the most-reduced Vitamin D levels in children with both allergic rhinitis and asthma, while children with only allergic rhinitis also showed lower Vitamin D levels compared to those children with neither disease.

“While these results support the hypothesis that Vitamin D levels are compromised in children with asthma, further study is needed to gain a better understanding of how pediatric asthma develops and whether we will someday be able to use dietary interventions to ease symptoms,” said Dr. Gentile, Director of Research in AGH’s Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Other AGH researchers involved in the study were Dr. Skoner, Director of the Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Asha Patel, MS, Research Associate, and Ms. Koehrsen, MS, Coordinator of Research.

Contact:
Stephanie Waite
(412) 330-4434

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

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Livea Weight Loss Success Stories and Journey of Women and Men on Lifestyle Program Now Online; Success Stories of Livea Appetite Control Supplements on www. Livea. com

Real people using the Livea Appetite Control Supplement share their weight loss stories online.

Las Vegas (PRWEB) October 8, 2009

Livea, the new appetite control supplement that is benefiting thousands of people trying to lose weight, is now premiering the testimonials of several of the two dozen men and women who have successfully participated in a third party open label Livea study from earlier this year. To learn more about the how the supplement works and to hear the emotional and exciting weight loss journeys of some of these test subjects - none of whom were paid, go to www. Livea. com and click on "About Livea" and "Real People-Real Stories."

"Weight loss all comes down to the one simple formula: burning more calories than you take in and Livea helps you consume fewer calories," says Joseph Fayad, M. D., a practicing gastroenterologist and endocrinologist in Henderson, Nevada and co-founder of WellWorld Science. Dr. Fayad developed Livea after 30 years of research on the digestive system, including studying how the body's "appetite peptides" create satiety (fullness). Dr. Fayad's research of this highly complex system and the resulting creation of Livea has established Dr. Fayad as one of the leading figures in this area.

Taken once a day, this all-natural supplement made of a proprietary herbal blend can aid those struggling with weight by helping to curb cravings and limit food portions. The test subjects lost about two pounds a week on average and now continue to maintain their target weights. Livea contains no caffeine or other stimulants normally found in appetite suppressants.

Stacey Stallard, 44, weighed 260 lbs when she started the Livea trial, and had taken weight loss products in the past that made her too jittery. "They're all made with caffeine and I'd get the shakes," she says. "It was like having my own private earthquake!"

After taking Livea, exercising twice a week and cutting back on carbs, fats and sugars, Stacey lost 72.5 lbs of body fat. "I used to joke that I may not have been the "biggest loser," but I could eat the cast of the Biggest Loser."

Teri Edwards, a 44-year-old school teacher, was also pleased to find an all-natural caffeine-free supplement. "I am very careful about what I put in my body," she says. "But I did a lot of research on the ingredients and felt better when I learned nothing in Livea can be harmful." And when she found herself being able to pass up some of her favorite foods - all things creamy, fried and sweet -- or eat just a few bites and be satisfied, she became a believer. "I could eat one or two spoonfuls of coconut cream pie, and I'd be happy," she says. Terri lost a total of 9.5 inches and 14 pounds and hit her goal weight of 134 pounds.

Raelynne Lessard, another test subject, is confident she will reach her goal weight of 131 lbs. Raelynne has struggled with her weight for two decades - getting as heavy as 215 lbs. at one point. After giving birth recently, she once again found herself tipping the scales. "My stomach was hanging out further than my boobs," she says. "I looked like I was still pregnant. I was shoving food into my mouth without even tasting it a lot."

When she started losing a few pounds right away, she was encouraged. "When you're dieting, you need instant gratification - to see results. And I did. I noticed my stomach shrinking," she says. So far, she has lost 52 lbs. "My whole relationship with food has now changed. I make better choices, and I can actually taste it."

Hugh Nguyen a 39 year old construction worker lost 24 lbs. taking Livea. "In construction all we eat is fast food. I needed something to control my eating and help me lose weight. Livea worked for me and I feel great," Hugh boasted.

To follow the journeys of the Livea heroes, go to www. Livea. com/board (http://www. Livea. com/board).

WellWorld Science develops and distributes a series of non-pharmaceutical/nutraceutical products specifically targeted to improve consumers' general health, wellness, and well being. The company's products, in general, target the ever-expanding global epidemic of the overweight condition and obesity. The company's cornerstone product, Livea, is a patent-pending appetite control product that has mass appeal to the millions of adults in the United States considered overweight or obese by virtue of solving the issue of portion control and the feeling of satiety.

WellWorld Science develops and distributes a series of non-pharmaceutical/nutraceutical products specifically targeted to improve consumers' general health, wellness, and well being. The company's products, in general, target the ever-expanding global epidemic of the overweight condition and obesity. The company's cornerstone product, Livea, is a patent-pending appetite control product that has mass appeal to the millions of adults in the United States considered overweight or obese by virtue of solving the issue of portion control and the feeling of satiety.

Livea was developed and is distributed by WellWorld Science. Livea™ and WellWorld Science™ are trademarks of WellWorld Science. ©2009 WellWorld Science. All rights reserved. FDA WARNING: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent and disease.

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Touro Appoints Alan Kadish, M. D. President and CEO

Touro Appoints Alan Kadish, M. D. President and CEO

The Board of Trustees of Touro College and Touro University today announced the appointment of Alan Kadish, M. D. as president and chief executive officer, and Rabbi Doniel Lander, son of Touro founder Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, to the position of chancellor.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2010

The Board of Trustees of Touro College (http://www. touro. edu/) and Touro University (http://www. tu. edu/) today announced the appointment of Alan Kadish, M. D. as president and chief executive officer, and Rabbi Doniel Lander, son of Touro founder Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, to the position of chancellor. Plans for formal convocation ceremonies will be announced soon.

In succeeding Dr. Lander, Dr. Kadish becomes only the second president in Touro's history. Dr. Lander founded Touro 40 years ago and led the institution through tremendous growth until his recent passing.

As chancellor, Rabbi Lander's role will be to perpetuate and preserve the legacy of his father. Presently, Rabbi Lander is dean of the Institute for Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim, in Queens, a position he will continue to hold.

"We are proud to name Dr. Alan Kadish to succeed Dr. Lander as president and CEO of Touro College, and Rabbi Lander to the post of chancellor," said Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees, in making the announcement. "In the spirit of our beloved and respected founder, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, we wish to ensure the continuity and well-being of future generations at Touro. They will provide strong leadership as Touro College moves forward into this new phase of our development with confidence and vigor."

Touro is the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States. Founded in 1970 as a small men's college, Touro has expanded broadly since its inception and today educates approximately 17,500 students at 29 schools and colleges in several states and overseas. A pioneer in Jewish education, The Touro system is engaged locally, nationally and worldwide in promoting academic excellence, egalitarian values, tolerance and the well-being of others through quality educational programs and community engagement.

As president and CEO, Dr. Kadish has overall administrative responsibility for the Touro system, which includes numerous colleges in New York, Florida, California and campuses abroad - as well as Touro University California and Touro University Nevada.

"Since he joined Touro last year as senior provost and COO, I have been fortunate to have worked closely with Dr. Kadish, and I have the utmost confidence in his leadership abilities, which are extraordinary," said Rabbi Lander. "I am deeply grateful that he has embraced the opportunity to apply his energy and enthusiasm to help lead Touro into the next century."

Said Dr. Kadish: "I am honored to be appointed president and CEO of Touro College by the Board of Trustees, and to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a great leader. I look forward to pursuing Touro's important mission, and to continuing our tradition of providing quality education to secular and Jewish students across the globe."

Dr. Kadish stressed the importance of working to help ensure that all students enter the workforce prepared to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive economic climate armed with the skills and resources provided by a Touro education. He also noted that Touro has become an important school for the study of health sciences and said he looks forward to moving Touro's geographically distinct medical programs into leadership roles in American medicine.

Currently, Touro operates two colleges of pharmacy, three colleges of osteopathic medicine, and graduate schools and colleges in health sciences in several states, including California, Nevada and New York. In December, Touro entered into an agreement to affiliate with New York Medical College, a 150-year-old allopathic medical school in upstate New York.

Dr. Kadish joined Touro from Northwestern University in September 2009, as senior provost and chief operating officer. At Northwestern University, he was a prominent cardiologist on the national stage, and served on the faculty and as an administrator for the previous 19 years. He has worked as a teacher, research scholar and scientist, and clinician. He held numerous senior-level administrative positions at Northwestern, and also at the University of Michigan, where he had various appointments prior to joining Northwestern. A prolific researcher and writer, he has written extensively in his field, authoring over 300 peer-reviewed papers and contributing to several textbooks.

He received his M. D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and his postdoctoral medical training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a fellow in cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 17,500 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www. touro. edu/media/ (http://www. touro. edu/media/).

Touro College
27 West 23rd Street
New York, N. Y. 10010
Www. touro. edu

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New York City's Commercial Waste Hauling Sector

New York City's Commercial Waste Hauling Sector

An Opportunity for NYC to Ensure Cleaner, Quieter Waste Collection Operations for Its Citizens

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 9, 2006

INFORM, the national environmental research organization, today released the findings of its latest study, the first published profile of the commercial waste hauling sector operating in New York City. The report, New York City’s Commercial Waste Hauling Fleets – An Opportunity for New York City to Ensure Cleaner, Quieter Waste Collection Operations, reveals that the commercial waste hauling sector is much larger in scope than has been previously known.

“There are more than 3,600 trucks in this sector – many, if not most of them aging and hence making a significant contribution to New York City’s air pollution. By all rights this sector should be a prime target for efforts to reduce the City’s burden of vehicle-related pollution that is taking such a toll on the health and the quality of life of millions of New Yorkers,” said Joanna D. Underwood, President of INFORM.

Focusing on NYC’s Commercial Waste Haulers

“New York City’s commercial waste hauling sector provides an essential service to businesses throughout NYC. By its sheer size – more than one third larger than the New York Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) fleet – this sector deserves much more attention than it has received to date,” said Underwood. They collect an estimated 10 million tons of waste per year, 75 percent of all waste generated in the City. The vehicles that these haulers use – among the most polluting and least fuel-efficient on our roads – collectively travel roughly 40 million miles a year.

Because many of the commercial fleet vehicles are old, operate many hours a day, and are inefficient users of fuel they produce significant emissions. Emissions for the entire commercial waste hauling fleet in New York City may be as high as 9,500 tons annually of particulate matter (PM) and of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a key component of health-threatening smog.

An Opportunity for Cleaner Air, Quieter Streets, and Increased Energy Independence

“Within the context of its 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan, DSNY has the opportunity to ensure that all city-owned or sponsored transfer sites operate as much as possible in such a manner as to reduce their negative impacts on those who live in proximity to the sites,” said Antonia Bryson, INFORM’s NYC Greening Garbage Trucks Project Coordinator, “and we hope they take it.” INFORM’s research shows that the environmental performance of commercial waste hauling fleets can be significantly improved by incorporating models powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into the fleets.

“Of all refuse truck fuel and technology options, natural gas refuse trucks are today’s optimal choice for new fleet purchases,” said Bryson. They have three advantages over diesel: they are cleaner, quieter, and they use a fuel that is more secure than oil, most of it available domestically or from Canada. Current natural gas engines ensure lower NOx and PM emissions than new diesel engines and do not generate the fumes associated with diesel trucks that are especially problematic around waste transfer sites. They have engine noise levels that are much lower than those of diesel-powered trucks, helping improve the quality of life near transfer sites and more broadly across the communities in which they operate.

Three Strategies to Improve Emissions Performance of These Fleets

INFORM recommends that the City move toward: (1) retiring the oldest, most polluting vehicles in the fleets; (2) purchasing new trucks – the cleanest, quietest, and least dependent on oil-derived fuel; and, (3) adopting retrofit technologies for vehicles remaining in service. “Due to the combination of more stringent US Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are making diesel more expensive and federal incentives that are bringing down the costs of alternate fuel use, including natural gas, the cost differential between the two fuels is shrinking. In addition, the City has an array of further incentives and possible regulations it could use to promote change,” said Bryson.

“Transforming New York’s commercial hauling fleets is not alone going to resolve air pollution issues for the City but this report makes it clear that this is a sector that we need to start paying more attention to,” Underwood noted. “With regard to shifting trucks away from the use of oil-derived fuels, as was pointed out in the President’s recent State of the Union address, this is not just a local but a national priority.”

About INFORM

INFORM is a national, nonprofit research organization that examines the effects of business practices, technologies, and products on the environment and human health. For 30 years, INFORM has sought practical solutions to the environmental challenges of safeguarding humans and ecosystems from toxic chemicals, shifting to pollution-free transportation, and preventing solid waste. INFORM’s objective and constructive recommendations have been a key resource in helping members of government, industry, environmental groups, and communities around the world make decisions that promote economic and ecological sustainability.

For Further Information, contact Amy E. Scott, communications associate, at (212) 361-2400, ext. 228. You may access additional press material as well as the complete findings and recommendations of the study on INFORM’s website at www. informinc. org/ggt_project. php (http://www. informinc. org/ggt_project. php )

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans Authorized 15,000 Volunteers to Help in the Aftermath of Katrina

NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans Authorized 15,000 Volunteers to Help in the Aftermath of Katrina

NBCI President the Rev. Anthony Evans and his executive ministerial alliance headed by Rev. Mark McCleary, Pastor of First Adventist Church, authorized 15,000 volunteers immediately after storm hit Louisiana and the Gulf area.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 7, 2005

NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans Authorized 15,000 Volunteers to help in the aftermath of Katrina

Call on all Americans to pray for the victims, to give money and for racial unity.

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NBCI President the Rev. Anthony Evans and his executive ministerial alliance headed by Rev. Mark McCleary, Pastor of First Adventist Church, authorized 15,000 volunteers immediately after storm hit Louisiana and the Gulf area. Those volunteers are already on the ground and are working with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army and NBCI Southern network of faith-based communities. This is an extraordinary call up of volunteers because of the magnitude of the storm. NBCI volunteers are working in all of the 12 states providing shelter, food, clothes, counseling and contributing money.

Unlike most, NBCI will not engage into the blame game here. Our number one focus is to serve the victims of this storm and all that are in need. We would like to commend our black and white faith communities who came together in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and some affected areas both in Georgia and Florida to provide needed services. NBCI will meet in Charlotte, NC with all of its leadership in two weeks to map out a yearlong plan to assess the victims in a long-term structure. There are approximately 1356 families who are victims of the hurricane who are now being sheltered by NBCI member congregants in their homes. We are now working the popular African American radio program the Tom Joyner Show to make sure these families receive some financial assistance for food and life sustaining items for taking on such a noble and worthwhile task.

NBCI plans to meet with FEMA officials during the coming week to make sure that all of the above families and other victims are adequately taken care of. We plan to speak to FEMA authorities on how to begin to register those families for benefits. In addition we plan to work with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army in making sure that there is sufficient shelter and foodstuff. Approximately 4,500 of our NBCI churches are willing to turn their fellowship halls into shelter space. We have gotten word from neither FEMA nor the American Red Cross on what they want us to do with all that shelter space. In addition, we plan to talk to FEMA about providing long care in the areas of counseling and employment.

We are immensely concerned about the state of the affected families mental health and how they can access additional psychological services especially for their children. NBCI in the coming weeks will make available through existing mental health services networks, 257 pastoral care clinicians to provide intervention services along with mental health professionals. The names of pastoral care clinicians will be emailed to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and FEMA once they have decided how they want to use them. In relationship to the immediate services the victims needs, NBCI are also concerned about restoring the dignity of grave yards, rebuilding of faith communities and finding a proper memorial for those who have died.

Rev. Evans stated, “this is devastating beyond words and we are dreadfully concerned about the overall health of the people. However, we are enormously happy that our faith communities in unaffected areas of Louisiana, the Gulf States and neighboring states came to share their Christian love and concern to virtually strangers but neighbors in the human family. We had two chief concerns to provide hope and assurance to those who found their backs against the wall of the storm and the response of their government.”

The Rev. C. H. Johnson, Past President of the Eastern Region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention said, “I am personally hurt to see the misery and horrible condition of our people in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast that this have fallen upon. Women, children and the poor just sat there without food or water and died without dignity. But I am extremely proud to be a part of NBCI and the leadership of Rev. Evans of pulling together these 15,000 volunteers from NBCI churches in the neighboring states. I am immensely proud of our church people and what they have done to ease the misery that this hurricane has caused.”

Rev. Mark McCleary in a tearful plea said “I’ve been working the phones since Tuesday and it works. Our systems works, we were able to get volunteers. We were able to utilize church vans, their fellowship halls and by simply picking up the phones and speaking to men and women of love that we haven’t spoken to in a year, to get meals served to the victims. We will need additional resources to permanently put this network of churches in place in order that we may be able to respond to any crisis in the future. We will be at this for a long time and we are prepared for the challenges ahead. There is much still needed to be done like providing counseling, restoring the graveyards, rebuilding the faith communities. I am so proud of the leadership and the commitment of NBCI and Rev. Evans.”

NBCI does not have a budget to move these volunteers and to authorize such an outpouring of humanitarian services. We are neither the Red Cross nor the Salvation Army and we are not sure how much this is going to cost us, but we will stay the course.

On September 11, we will call for a nationwide day of prayer for all the victims of Katrina.

About the National Black Church Initiative

The DC Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 16,000 African-American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare. It is a faith-based health organization dedicated to providing critical wellness information and pre-screening to all of its members. The African-American community ranks first in eleven different health risk categories. NBCIÂ’s purpose is to partner with national health officials to provide health education, reduce racial health disparities, and increase access to quality healthcare.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

5 A Day Across the USA™ National Tour Springs to Life

5 A Day Across the USA™ National Tour Springs to Life

(PRWEB) April 12, 2000

Entertainment/Lifestyles/Food Editors

WILMINGTON, DE. – (NEWSWIRE) Planes, trains, and automobiles will whisk Produce Man and his team on its third 5 A Day Across the USA™ whirlwind tour, slated to cross the country from Salinas, Calif. to Washington, DC from May 18 through June 2, 2000, covering 6,100 miles. The 5 A Day Across the USA™ tour, sponsored by the Produce for Better Health Foundation and supporting partners, is an effort to reach large numbers of consumers with the message of eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day to improve their health.

To date, the Foundation plans stops in the following cities: Salinas and Pleasanton Calif.; Bentonville, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Tex.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kansas City, Kan.; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Chicago, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Mass.; Wilmington, Del., Baltimore, Md.; and Washington, DC.

“We are spreading the magic of 5 A Day across the nation,” said Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph. D., R. D., president of the Foundation. “It is a concept that is taking off like wildfire! People are excited about this fun, feel-good message – fruits and vegetables offer the best agents against fighting cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related illnesses.”

The national tour will begin with a kick-off event in Salinas, Calif., featuring the ‘World’s Largest Tossed Spinach Salad’. The celebration will take place from 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. on May 18 at the Salinas High School and will feature a performance from the high school band. The California 5 A Day Campaign will be working with elementary schools in the area to gather more than 10,000 pledges from individuals promising to take the 5 A Day pledge.

The taste sensation featured in the WorldÂ’s Largest Tossed Salad will be duplicated across the nation during in-store tastings.

“The great thing about fruits and vegetables is you can enjoy the food without the guilt – if only everything in life was that easy,” Pivonka said.

 Not to be outdone by California, the Utah 5 A Day Campaign is planning a luncheon event at the state capitol. Plans are underway to create UtahÂ’s Largest Salad Bar featuring an 18-foot mouth entryway to the lunch area where guests will enjoy bountiful selections fresh from natureÂ’s own garden. Contests, grocery store tours, taste-testing demonstrations, and fruit selection and storage classes will be conducted throughout the day.

 On May 20, the 5 A Day Across the USA™ team will be greeted by employees of the Piggly Wiggly Food Stores. The 5 A Day Across the USA™ team will arrive at the Piggly Wiggly in Memphis, Tenn., at 1:30 p. m. to tour a 45-foot custom coach bus bearing the storeÂ’s mascot. Events scheduled include in-store tours, a mini-health fair, demonstrations, food samplings, and give-a-ways including fruit and vegetable coloring books and prizes.

 The Iowa 5 A Day Campaign will unveil a billboard theme titled ‘Pick A Better SnackÂ’ and build IowaÂ’s Largest Fruit Bowl dessert ever for an editorÂ’s luncheon set for 1 p. m. May 25 at the Holiday Inn University Park, in Des Moines, Iowa.

 Tentative plans for the Lexington, Ky., 5 A Day Farmers Market event on May 20 include a noontime salad lunch served in the shade of an old-fashioned tent. Scheduled guest speakers include the mayor and other officials.

 In Ohio, 5 A Day enthusiasts will celebrate 5 A Day Across the USA™ in the heart of Cincinnati from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. May 31 at Fountain Square. Planned events include bands, fresh fruit give-a-ways, special costumed character guest appearances, chef demonstrations, radio, television broadcasts, and contests.

 Residents in Phoenix, Ariz., will rise to the 5 A Day Challenge with events starting at 8 a. m. May 23 on the capitol grounds. Corporations, schools, and individuals will be encouraged to gather 5 A Day pledge cards, and those with the most cards will be recognized during the celebration. Guests expected to attend include the governor and government officials.

 Delaware again earned its title as the first state. Governor Tom Carper set the stage for 5 A Day Across the USA™ by signing the first 5 A Day pledge in the nation during an earlier east coast tour. To celebrate the second tour through the state, the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, will incorporate the 5 A Day message into their yearlong Millennium March to Wellness program. The program strives to improve the health of senior citizens through nutrition and wellness education and encouraging increased physical activity, thus the 5 A Day program is a natural fit. Governor Carper will address the audience at 11:30 a. m. June 1 at Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington. Tentative plans also include a giant fruit and vegetable display by one of the local supermarket retailers.

 Participants involved in all these 5 A Day Across the USA™ events will be invited to gather from 9 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. June 2 in Washington, D. C. for a special Millennium launch and tribute to the future of 5 A Day Across the USA™. Special guests will be traveling from around the country to attend the festivities, and include government and health officials, and guest appearances by several costumed fruit and vegetable characters. Produce Man will distribute prizes, and guests will gather on the capitol steps for a group photo commemorating the event.

 The FoundationÂ’s inaugural 5 A Day Across the USA™ tour took place May 20-27, 1999, from Orlando, Fla., to New York, N. Y. The 1,500-mile route brought the 5 A Day message to residents in 17 cities along the east coast. The west coast tour took place August 27-Sept. 4, 1999, along an 1,800-mile route reaching 14 cities from Seattle, Wash., to Los Angeles, Calif.

 For more information on 5 A Day Across the USA™, contact Rita McIntosh at the Foundation at 302-235-2329. For more about the 5 A Day-- for Better Health program, contact the Foundation at 302-235-ADAY; fax: 302-235-5555; or check out the FoundationÂ’s website to track the 5 A Day team at http://www.5aday. com (http://www.5aday. com).

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Cash-strapped Optometry Students Give Back in a Big Way

Cash-strapped Optometry Students Give Back in a Big Way

Illinois College of Optometry students receive a Jenzabar Foundation grant to impact underserved communities around the world

Chicago, IL (Vocus) February 13, 2009

Even in this uncertain economy, Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) students are opening their hearts and wallets to volunteer for domestic and global humanitarian missions through Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH). These missions to underdeveloped communities around the world provide life-changing care for thousands of people in need and allow students to participate in restoring or improving vision while also exposing them to different cultures and diverse eye conditions. The cost of participation limits the number of students who can get involved, but The Jenzabar Foundation announces today that it will award a grant to aid ICO's student chapter of SVOSH in an effort to subsidize the cost and support the humanitarian work of ICO students.

"When you think about it, here are students that are thousands and thousands of dollars in debt making a decision to volunteer and put together whatever resources they can to join a medical mission trip," said ICO-SVOSH President Michelle Crist. "We feel very fortunate to receive this grant from The Jenzabar Foundation as it will allow more students to participate in an experience that not only broadens our clinical knowledge, but will also carry over to when we are practicing optometrists."

This weekend, 25 ICO students will depart for Honduras, the last of nine mission trips for the 2008-2009 academic year. With limited resources and equipment, this group of students will join practicing optometrists and other health care professionals to perform eye/health examinations on an expected 4,000 patients over four days of clinic. The students will not be working in ideal conditions or have state-of-the-art technology available to them. In fact, Crist says that in the past, they have had to use black trash bags to cover up the windows in order to provide more appropriate lighting to conduct the exams. Prior to the mission, students gathered gently used or new glasses, checked and labeled the prescription powers, and prepared the glasses for distribution to patients in Honduras.

"One of our key principles is to extend the role of the Illinois College of Optometry through community service," said Illinois College of Optometry President Arol Augsburger, O. D. "I am proud to see our student volunteers bring much needed eye care to people in need here in the Chicagoland community, as well as around the world."

Typically, students become a member of SVOSH their first year and work toward a mission, which they can go on during their third professional year. From fundraising to personal appeals to family and friends, students do what they can to raise the necessary funds to participate in a mission trip. The cost per student can range from $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the location. Students who complete 40 service hours for ICO-SVOSH prior to their trip will receive $500 from The Jenzabar Foundation grant to offset their expenses. The grant will impact mission trips for both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years, making it possible for more students to volunteer and provide service to thousands of people in need.

"The Jenzabar Foundation recognizes and supports the good works and humanitarian efforts serving others across the global community," said Robert A. Maginn, Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Jenzabar, Inc. "Illinois College of Optometry students are certainly deserving of this grant to help them provide better vision to individuals less fortunate and we are proud to assist ICO with these services."

Editor's Note: Images available upon request

About the Illinois College of Optometry
The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) provides excellence in optometric clinical education and is one of the world's leading urban optometric institutions. Since its founding in 1872 by Dr. Henry Olin, ICO has offered aspiring optometrists] the education and experience needed to meet the challenges of a changing health care environment and become leaders who will advocate for patients and the profession alike. Located in Chicago, ICO has a long and distinguished legacy as the oldest continually operating educational facility in the world dedicated solely to the teaching of optometrists. For more information about the Illinois College of Optometry, visit www. ico. edu.

About The Jenzabar Foundation
Founded by Jenzabar, Inc., The Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through partner organizations. For more information about The Jenzabar Foundation, visit www. thejenzabarfoundation. org.

CONTACT:
Jenni Gaster Sopko, Illinois College of Optometry, 312.949.7412
Carina Ganias, The Jenzabar Foundation, 617.492.9099 ext. 365

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spectrum Industries Achieves SCS Indoor Advantage™ and Indoor Advantage Gold™ Certifications for Desking, Laptop, and Presentation Products

Spectrum Industries Achieves SCS Indoor Advantage™ and Indoor Advantage Gold™ Certifications for Desking, Laptop, and Presentation Products

Spectrum Products Now 3rd Party Certified for Indoor Air Quality. Spectrum Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium-quality instructional products, today announced that nearly all catalog products have achieved indoor air quality certification of from Scientific Certification Systems, the global leader in independent certification of environmental and sustainability claims.

Chippewa Falls, WI (PRWEB) January 10, 2011

Spectrum Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium-quality instructional products, today announced that nearly all catalog products have achieved indoor air quality certification of from Scientific Certification Systems, the global leader in independent certification of environmental and sustainability claims.

Products certified by SCS Indoor Advantage™ are ensured full compliance to BIFMA (M7.1-2006 and X7.1-2006) and LEED (Commercial Interiors (v.2.0) EQ 4.5) requirements. Products certified under SCS Indoor Advantage Gold™ comply with California Section 01350 requirements as well. Both certifications guarantee healthier contributions to indoor environments for employees, students, and patients in hospitals, schools and offices.

“Our product quality and customer service has been backed by our ISO 9001:2008 certification. Obtaining SCS Indoor Advantage™ certification means much more for Spectrum than just meeting LEED requirements. It ensures that Spectrum products contribute positively towards the air quality of our customers’ facilities, and that means the world to us.” – Scott Dorn, Spectrum Industries Executive Vice-President, Sales and Marketing.

“It’s great to see Spectrum’s commitment to healthy indoor environments for their customers. Indoor air quality is an extremely important issue since most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors – either at work, at home, or at school.” – Stowe Hartridge-Beam, SCS Indoor Air Quality Program Manager.

About Spectrum Industries, Inc.
Spectrum is a provider of innovative, quality instructional products and services that represent preferred solutions to customer needs. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Spectrum Industries, Inc. has gained a strong reputation for producing quality products in an environmentally responsible manner. Spectrum is recognized as an INC. 5000 honoree, is a member of the FDM 300, is certified for ISO 9001:2008 and SCS Indoor Air Quality, and has been presented the prestigious GSA Evergreen award. Spectrum Industries, Inc. strongly values its close and long-standing relationships with customers throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The innovative environment at Spectrum is driven by cooperative partnerships with our well-respected customers.

About Scientific Certification Systems
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a global leader in independent certification and verification of environmental, sustainability, stewardship, food quality, food safety and food purity claims. For more than 25 years, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs in pursuit of the highest level of environmental performance and social accountability. SCS assessments lead to the recognition of accomplishments in greenhouse gas inventories and offsets, agricultural production, food processing and handling, forestry, fisheries, flowers and plants, energy, green building, product manufacturing and corporate social responsibility. SCS conducts conformity assessments against globally recognized standards developed by highly credible entities.

Media Contact:
Mr. Greg Mazur
Spectrum Industries, Inc.
925 First Avenue, PO Box 400
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: (800) 235-1262 x2170
Email: gmazur(at)spectrumfurniture(dot)com

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Scientific American Launches New Mobile Web Presence

Scientific American Launches New Mobile Web Presence

Scientific American, one of the world's most enduring and revered science and technology magazines, has announced the launch of a new mobile internet site. Beginning today, anyone with a web-enabled mobile device can access Scientific American Mobile for free news and additional interactive features customized to their specific device.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 7, 2007

 Scientific American Mobile product features include:

-- Daily news in science, technology, space, health, mind, nature, biology and more

-- Daily trivia questions for added interactivity

-- Links to related articles on each article page

-- Easy-to-use article and channel navigation

-- Associated article graphics, and

-- A listing of the current newsstand issue

"The launch of our mobile service is part of a broader brand strategy by our publication to offer new technology offerings to our loyal readership," said Mina Lux, Managing Director/VP of Online, Scientific American. "Our new mobile service will allow our readers to easily access our content and the latest breaking science news on-the-go, giving science fans more options to access information from Scientific American, which already include the Web site, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds and the print edition."

Scientific American Mobile was created by MindMatics, a leading mobile services company, which has also launched mobile destinations for multiple Sony Pictures DVD releases, QPower Motor Oil, and a number of pharmaceutical companies.

"Scientific American is a forward-thinking organization that recognizes the importance of developing a mobile strategy," said Hans Henkes, General Manager of MindMatics LLC. "MindMatics is very pleased to partner with Scientific American to extend the reach of their brand with this innovative new service."

Scientific American will promote its new mobile destination through a multi-platform marketing campaign employing tactics such as: paid search, podcast and RSS ads, subscriber emails, online ads and print ads in the publication.

About Scientific American

Scientific American. com (sciam. com), which debuted in 1996, has grown into a dynamic online resource that provides coverage of the latest in science and technology as well as health news articles from current and past issues, podcasts, website exclusives, daily science news, blogs and weekly polls. It has become a leading online science, health and technology destination with more than 1,700,000 visitors per month.

For more than 162 years, Scientific American, one of the world's most enduring and revered science and technology magazines, has chronicled for its readers major and technology innovations and discoveries using expert accounts and assorted journalistic features. The magazine publishes 15 foreign language editions with a total circulation of more than 1,000,000 worldwide.

About MindMatics

MindMatics is the world's most experienced mobile marketing and services company, enabling clients to effectively reach and interact with consumers anytime, anywhere. From entertainment companies to retailers to mobile carriers, MindMatics helps world-class brands generate the greatest value from their mobile marketing initiatives. The company's clients include NBC Universal, Boost Mobile, Universal McCann, Sony Pictures, McDonald's and Porsche. The MindMatics team consists of more than 160 professionals in six offices around the globe.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

MessageSolution Continues its Innovation in High-Speed Email Server Migration Technology, Reduces Migration Time By 75% From GroupWise or Domino to Exchange

MessageSolution Continues its Innovation in High-Speed Email Server Migration Technology, Reduces Migration Time By 75% From GroupWise or Domino to Exchange

MessageSolution continues its innovation in high-speed email server migration technology and establishes another industry milestone with its high-performance enterprise email platform migration system, reducing migration project time by 75% compared to the time required by other migration vendors.

Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) November 2, 2010

MessageSolution, Inc., the global technology leader in email, file systems, and SharePoint/Quickr archiving for electronic discovery, litigation support, compliance, storage management, and email server migrations, today unveils the next-generation email server migration technology at Microsoft WinConnections Expo 2010.

MessageSolution Enterprise Migration System delivers high speed email platform migration and reduces 75% of the time needed to complete the email server migration process from GroupWise or Domino to Exchange compared to the project time required by other migration vendors.

"MessageSolution's breakthrough email platform migration technology revolutionizes email server migrations, maximizes our high-performance migration capacity, and saves 75% of the project time competitors' migration systems require," said Kevin McInerney, Global Marketing Strategist at MessageSolution. "Organizations of all sizes, including large enterprises with tens of thousands of email users or SME with hundreds of email users, can benefit from MessageSolution's high-speed migration system."

With the traditional migration approach, enterprise customers performing email platform migration often face a time and resource-consuming task. MessageSolution migration technology establishes an industry milestone by completing high-speed email migration processes in approximately 25% of the time required by traditional email platform migration products.

MessageSolution's migration and archiving multi-functional technologies can also help the organizations with both email migration and email archiving multi-project requirements. Enterprise customers that utilize traditional migration and archiving solutions, frequently find it takes months to complete the first step (migration), then an equal amount of time to complete the second step (archiving), concluding with the final step (stubbing when required). This three-stage project can ultimately turn into a year-long project, imposing at least two sets of heavy software licensing and engineering service costs. MessageSolution Enterprise Migration System delivers email server migration, email archiving, indexing and stubbing in an all-in-one process, saving project time and significantly reducing cost.

MessageSolution Enterprise Migration Systemalso helps organizations' migration requirements for various environments including BPOS, SharePoint, GoogleApps, and local files such as PST, NSF, and GroupWise file migrations, etc.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, MessageSolution will be exhibiting at WinConnections 2010, in the exhibition hall at booth # 423 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from November 1 - 4, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About MessageSolution, Inc.
MessageSolution is the global technology leader in email, file system, and SharePoint archiving for electronic discovery, compliance, content storage management, and email server migrations. With products and services delivered both on-premise and as Software as a Service (SaaS), MessageSolution enables organizations to mitigate risk, reduce costs and storage requirements, optimize server performance, and comply with industry and federal regulations. Based in Silicon Valley, California, MessageSolution maintains operations in North America, Europe, and Mainland China, along with distribution channels in Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia Pacific.

MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive, Enterprise File Archive, Enterprise SharePoint Archive, and Enterprise Migration System are on-premise solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) archiving services implemented for organizations across all industries, including finance, health care, education, manufacturing, government agencies and non-profit organizations worldwide. MessageSolution software frees IT administrators from daily maintenance and increases overall employee productivity. For more information, visit http://www. MessageSolution. com.

MessageSolution is actively working with partners around the world to work with global clients of all sizes. Please visit our web site for more information on the Global Partner Network Program.

What Differentiates MessageSolution Products
On-premise and SaaS customers continually emphasize MessageSolution products' excellent overall performance, support of all major email servers, and ease of use combined with a rich feature set. MessageSolution provides sub-second data retrieval, an intuitive interface, and ease of deployment and maintenance. MessageSolution's intelligent back-end design significantly reduces installation requirements, backup time, and the need for technical support.

MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive™ deftly manages petabytes of data daily, a powerful enterprise archiving solution. Electronic discovery and litigation support are empowered by the archive's built-in search engine, which searches through millions of emails within seconds across global locations and data centers. Users can access their archive through their email client, browser, or BlackBerry.

In the first quarter of 2009, MessageSolution became the first archiving vendor in the market to deliver a true 64-bit application that runs on a 64-bit OS machine.

MessageSolution delivers the industry's highest enterprise-level scalability and holds the industry record of archiving tens of thousands of users on one single MessageSolution archive server, 5-8 times over competitions. Competitive vendors archive on average 3,000-5,000 users on a single archive server, much less than MessageSolution archiving system's scalability and flexibility. A high in-process compression rate combined with Single Instance Storage (SIS) de-duplication of message, attachment and file archiving slows archive storage growth.

MessageSolution Enterprise Archive Suite™ further reduces organizations' storage costs by using only 25-30% of the original mail server storage space for live content archiving. MessageSolution's products support all Latin-based languages, as well as all character-based languages, such as Japanese and Chinese.

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