Thursday, August 30, 2007

Greenleaf IPS Secures Intuit's Interior Plant Contract

Greenleaf IPS Secures Intuit's Interior Plant Contract

Greenleaf Interior Plant Solutions has landed the interior plant contract at the newly constructed Intuit campus off the I-56 in San Diego, CA. Greenleaf offers design, installation, sales, leasing and maintenance of interior plants.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2008

Greenleaf Interior Plant Solutions has landed the interior plant contract at the newly constructed Intuit campus off the I-56 in San Diego, CA. With the help of Greenleaf's comprehensive interior plant services, plants throughout all of their new buildings have continued Intuit's philosophy of "going green."

Sheldon Cohen, Owner of Greenleaf IPS said, "Not only has Intuit gone above and beyond to make its corporate headquarters a healthy and friendly working environment, the benefits of having beautiful living plants throughout their facility promotes happier, more productive employees."

Cohen adds, "It is this green, healthier work environment philosophy that many of our clients are starting to promote. For example, our work at the San Diego Airport has made the trip out of town a bit more enjoyable for both passengers and employees. Everyone likes a fresh environment and healthy plants promote that sense of beauty in our lives."

Greenleaf offers design, installation, sales, leasing and maintenance of interior plants. Visit their website at www. greenleafips. com to see their full potfolio of services and learn more about their design programs. For a competitive free estimate, please call 858-488-0611.

"Greenleaf Interior Plant Solutions - Your Solution for Office Growth."

Contact:
Sheldon Cohen
2645 Financial Court
Suite L
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 488-0611
Info @ greenleafips. com

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

XWebServices, Inc. Releases Version 2 of its ECommerce Shopping Cart Checkout Process Web Service -- XWebCheckOut

XWebServices, Inc. Releases Version 2 of its ECommerce Shopping Cart Checkout Process Web Service -- XWebCheckOut

XWebCheckOut is an XML/SOAP based Web Service which provides integration and management of the standard ECommerce Shopping Cart checkout process (Basket, Shipping, Billing, Credit Card, and Receipt) to client applications. SOAP Methods for processing credit cards in real time are also provided (merchant account and payment gateway are required). The new version of the Web Service features a Contract-First design and WS-Security for authentication / authorization -- a perfect addition to any Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) application.

Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2006

XWebServices, Inc. announced today the official Version 2 release of its ECommerce Shopping Cart Checkout Process Web Service, XWebCheckOut (http://www. xwebservices. com/Web_Services/XWebCheckOut/ (http://www. xwebservices. com/Web_Services/XWebCheckOut/)). XWebCheckOut is an XML/SOAP based Web Service which provides integration and management of the standard ECommerce Shopping Cart checkout process (Basket, Shipping, Billing, Credit Card, and Receipt) to client applications. SOAP Methods for processing credit cards in real time are also provided (merchant account and payment gateway are required). The new version of the Web Service features a Contract-First design and WS-Security for authentication/authorization.

Search for Shopping Cart using your favorite search engine and look at most of the results. Every Shopping Cart solution being offered today relies on templates that a website owner has to integrate into his/her website. Although every solution promises to be flexible and easy to integrate, how much flexibility can you really get when integrating templates?

With the XWebCheckOut Web Service, you no longer have to rely on templates to have the online Shopping Cart you always wanted. By simply consuming the Web Service for your data needs, you now have the freedom to keep the look and feel of your website, customizing each page of the checkout process the way you want, not the way others thought was best suited for you.

The XWebCheckOut Web Service provides data storage and data access layer functionality for storing and retrieving standard ECommerce orders. It greatly reduces application hosting fees, it eliminates the cost of maintaining a database, while providing all the necessary XML Shopping Cart Software API functionality for a low, flat, monthly fee through a well-established, well-adopted standard of exchanging information -- Web Services.

Make the XWebCheckOut Web Service part of your Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) ECommerce application today!

“While our competitors continue to publish ‘Hello World’ type Web Services – you send a Request and get back some Response – we go the extra mile to not only expose real-world business processes, but also leverage the latest standards such as WS-Security in our products,” said Cristian Sturek, Founder and Principal SOA Architect of XWebServices, Inc.

Some of the features include:

1. WS-* Standards - authentication and authorization are being enforced through the WS-Security Username Token industry standard. Client applications have the option of passing the credentials either as Digest or Plain Text.

2. Two Distinctive Versions - clients have the option of consuming two distinctive versions of the Web Service featuring:

Authentication / Authorization: WS-Security for Version 2 and SOAP Headers for Version 1 Request / Response: Complex Types for Version 2 and Primitive Types (Version 1)

3. Administrative Functionality Provided - as with all Web Services offered by XWebServices, Inc., an online administrative tool is provided free of charge with registration. The administrative tool for the XWebCheckOut Web Service lists all Baskets and Receipts in your account, as well as complete details about each individual order.

4. Maximum Flexibility - store only the information your application requires (i. e. no shipping information if your application does not require shipping information to be stored). Comments, special requests, suggestions, specific instructions, etc, can be added to each order as well.

5. Personalization - SOAP Methods return previously placed orders by a specific shopper - ideal for creating an "order history" section in your client application.

XWebCheckOut Web Service WSDL:

Version 2

Http://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/V2/XWebCheckOut. wsdl (http://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/V2/XWebCheckOut. wsdl)

Version 1

Http://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/XWebCheckOut. asmx? wsdl (http://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/XWebCheckOut. asmx? wsdl)
Https://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/XWebCheckOut. asmx? wsdl (https://ws. xwebservices. com/XWebCheckOut/XWebCheckOut. asmx? wsdl) (SSL)

The XWebCheckOut Web Service features a 30 day free trial period. Keeping our promise to deliver SOA Solutions via XML/SOAP based Web Services at extremely competitive prices, we offer the following 3 subscription options after the initial 30 day free trial period:

1. Hosted: Less than 10,000 hits a month – $10/month or $100/year

2. Hosted: More than 10,000 hits a month – $0.015/hit

3. Dedicated - $999/cpu

About XWebServices, Inc.

XWebServices, Inc. is a California Corporation based in Simi Valley, California. Extensive experience in Enterprise Architecture primarily in Financial Services, Insurance, HealthCare and Real Estate / Mortgage Banking fields, a U. S. based team of SOA Architects and Consultants focusing on Enterprise SOA, planning and design, an offshore Software Development team based in Romania and partnerships with Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Composite Applications and SOA / Web Services Management and Security industry leaders have positioned XWebServices, Inc. as a SOA Consulting, SOA Services, SOA Solutions and Web Services Provider leader.

Visit our SOA Portal - SOAHub. com, a portal dedicated to the advancement of Service Oriented Architecture, featuring Enterprise Architecture guides, white papers, tutorials and case studies, Consulting Services, a Web Services Directory, Directories of SOA Services / Service Providers and SOA Solutions / Solution Providers, News, an Online Forum (Message Boards) and a Jobs / Employment Opportunities directory.

Http://www. xwebservices. com (http://www. xwebservices. com)
Http://www. soahub. com (http://www. soahub. com)

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Controlling Infectious Spread: The Top 10 Deadly Diseases of the Developing World

Controlling Infectious Spread: The Top 10 Deadly Diseases of the Developing World

Infectious disease spread continues to devastate many areas of the world. Many regions continue to struggle with high mortality and infection rates, as well as limited funding and resources. Healthcare programs that integrate cost-effective and manageable solutions, in conjunction with patient education, that encourage taking medications properly will inevitably lead to the reduction of disease symptoms and spread of infection.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 30, 2006

The World Health Organization’s 2005 World Health Statistics reported a rather dismal outlook for health and spread of disease across countries worldwide. Unfortunately in most areas, there has been little improvement in mortality rates, with some even on the rise. Furthermore, limited availability of health government expenditure on healthcare is relatively limited in many countries, some spending as little as 2-5% on its national health initiatives. As such, studies have recently identified the ‘Top 10 Deadly Diseases of the Developing World,’ and efforts need to be made to combat the spread of infection through cost-effective and manageable methods.

One of the major contributors to persistent symptoms and spread of infection is medicinal non-compliance. Sadly, even when developing countries are fortunate enough to receive aid needed to fight disease, medications can become useless if patients fail to take them correctly. Proper education and techniques should be followed to ensure that patients are taking medications according to the proper dosing instructions. Skipping doses, spitting out medications and mixing medications with food or drink that affect efficacy are among the common causes of non-compliance. A readily used, inexpensive, safe and easy to implement solution to noncompliance, especially in children, is flavoring. Flavoring has been shown to increase compliance from 53% to over 90%. The addition of a scientifically-tested flavoring developed specifically for medication, such as FLAVORx, can resolve the difficulty that can arise with ingesting unpalatable liquid and hard-to-swallow pill and capsule medications.

The list of Top Deadly Diseases includes:

1. Lower Respiratory Infections: Most of these infections are viral in nature and in more serious cases can lead to bronchitis, infections involving the lungs and pneumonia. However, bacterial infections can be treated with penicillin and tetracycline and a host of other antibiotics, which can be easily flavored in FLAVORx flavors such as Grape and Watermelon.

2. HIV/AIDS: The World Health Organization estimated that roughly 3 million children around the world were living with HIV in 2005. Of the 3.1 million people who died of AIDS last year, over half a million were children aged below 15 years. Most HIV/AIDS patients are prescribed antiretroviral medications, which are often regarded as extremely bitter, metallic and virtually unbearable. FLAVORx has developed flavorings to combat the unpalatability of antiretrovirals and continues to conduct expanded studies with children in Thailand and the Dominican Republic. Organizations such as the Gates Foundation fund projects to decrease the devastation of the disease and develop methods to eventually eradicate the disease.

3. Malaria: It is estimated that between 350 and 500 million cases of malaria occur every year, resulting in at least one million deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, the horrible taste and smell of most malarial medications is a major hurdle in convincing patients to swallow anti-malarials. FLAVORx has developed a system that converts these anti-malarial tablets into a liquid suspension then successfully flavors them so that it is readily swallowed by young children.

4. Diarrhea: Roughly 2.2 million people worldwide die from diarrhea each year. Causes include food intolerances, reactions to medicine, bacterial and viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases and general bowel disorders. Coating agent, typically in oral suspensions, are recommended to control diarrhea. These solutions can be easily flavored in FLAVORx flavorx such as Raspberry, Grape and Orange Cream.

5. Tuberculosis: TB is a bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs. However, TB can spread to the brain, spine and kidney and become fatal if not treated properly. The most common medicines used to treat TB are isonaizid, rifampin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide.

Rounding out the list of deadly diseases are measles, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and syphilis. Especially in the case of highly infectious diseases, the important message to remember is to take medications properly as prescribed. Doing so not only reduces symptoms, but also decreases the possibility of infecting others greatly and eliminates the possibility of personally becoming re-infected or symptomatic again. Healthcare practitioners commonly set guidelines for when it is safe to be in the company of others without the threat of spreading the disease.

FLAVORx is available in more than 35,000 pharmacies nationwide including Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid and Target. The technical arm of the company, the FLAVORx Research Institute, is able to work directly with research institutions and pharmaceutical companies to improve palatability of medications. For more information, please visit www. flavorx. com or contact Teresa Chen at 800.884.5771 extension 234.

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City of Pasadena's POSADA, a Candelight Vigil Commemorates World AIDS Day on December 3, 2005

City of Pasadena's POSADA, a Candelight Vigil Commemorates World AIDS Day on December 3, 2005

POSADA, a candelight AIDS Walk will bring over 2,000 supporters to Old Pasadena to commemorate World AIDS Day

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2005

City of Pasadena's POSADA, a Candelight Vigil will commemorate World AIDS Day on December 3, 2005.

What: A tradition in Historical Pasadena, POSADA, a candelight AIDS Walk will bring over 2,000 supporters to Old Pasadena to commemorate World AIDS Day - all to benefit Pasadena-based AIDS Service Center.

Why: As a moving and emotional reminder to those that we’ve lost to the epidemic, POSADA also works to celebrate those still here and hope for a future rid of this pandemic. The walk’s reputation is reverent, moving and emotional in nature as the entire candelight walk is illuminated via luminaries.

Where: Historical Pasadena

Route begins: Holly Street at Marengo

Throughout: Various community centers and houses of worship in Old Pasadena to view the AIDS memorial quilt and listen to inspiring musical performances.

When: Saturday, December 3

5:00 PM. - Opening ceremonies begin

Register: To register to participate, purchase advertising or make a contribution to this amazing event, visit www. thePOSADA. org or call 626/441.8495 x 5005.

Background: 

In the annual tradition, POSADA, was originally created by the Spanish missionaries in Mexico representing a spiritual journey of hope and light.

About AIDS Service Center

Pasadena-based, AIDS Service Center provides HIV-related services to 1,600 individuals and families in the Los Angeles County for over 20-years. Such services include: food, housing, transportation, comprehensive case management, mental health services. Over 4,000 community members annually are being reached via their Positive Workforce Program and youth programming. For more information, www. aidsservicecenter. org

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dental Assistant Training Re-Opens in Greater-Milwaukee Area: Training Completed in 10 Saturdays, Job Placement Available

Dental Assistant Training Re-Opens in Greater-Milwaukee Area: Training Completed in 10 Saturdays, Job Placement Available

Dental Assistant training re-opens in Greater-Milwaukee area to address industry shortage. Training designed for working adults with full-completion in 10 Saturdays. Stable career choice and job placement available.

Hartland, WI (PRWEB) May 1, 2008

Grant A. Lemke, D. D.S. announced today that the Professional Dental Assistant Training school is reopening to address the labor shortage in the dental industry and the impact of this shortage on Southeastern Wisconsin's healthcare.

The U. S. Department of Labor estimates that between the years 2006 and 2016 the total number of dentists must increase by 79,287 to serve the demands of the U. S. population. In reality, the number of dentists graduating and then going onto open practices in the U. S. has declined by 30% over the past 10 years. If these shortfalls are projected out into the marketplace over ten years, the impact will be significant -- with those available to provide dental services meeting only 47% of the estimated market demand.

These facts translate into excellent career opportunities for anyone in the dental field. "For dental assistants, the future is very bright as the career offers many professional and life-style benefits for anyone interested in the medical or cosmetic field," stated Dr. Grant Lemke, founder the Professional Dental Assistant Training school in Hartland, Wisconsin. Dr. Lemke's program is structured to meet the demands of busy adults with the classroom and hands-on training completed in 10 weeks (classes held on Saturdays).

Dental assistants have been a vital member of the dental treatment team for over 100 years and they are earning yearly incomes of $23,000 to $35,000, according to U. S. Department of Labor. Further research shows that approximately 33% of these individuals work part-time.

Dental assisting is a great career for those interested in working with people, those seeking a stable career that does not require a 4-year degree and for those who value a flexible and balanced life. Additionally, with the correct training, many dental assistants benefit from upside wage potential.

"By structuring our school around the life of already-busy moms and young professionals or college students considering a change, we are able to provide hands-on training right here in our offices over a period of 10 Saturdays," noted Dr. Lemke.

He added, "Since class sizes are restricted and dental assistant students are able to interact one-on-one with those already in the profession, the graduates are experienced in all aspects of dental assisting. We are then able to place them in dentist offices throughout Southeast Wisconsin."

Dental assisting is a fast-paced, fun and rewarding job for men and women who have the skill for it. It combines many disciplines. A good assistant must be organized, a stickler for details, friendly to people from all walks of life, be able to comprehend procedures, anticipate the doctors requests, and be good with hand instruments. "Maybe you can see yourself in this respected, caring profession," stated Dr. Lemke.

Keep in mind that along with long-term stability, most positions offer benefits, continuing education, and flexible hours in a local job market close to home with little or no weekend or holiday work.
Visit www. SmileOnWisconsin. com or call 262-367-8195 to register for classes that begin September 13, 2008.

About Professional Dental Assistant Training
In 1993, Grant A. Lemke, D. D.S. founded Professional Dental Assistant Training because he felt there were no adequate training courses for dental assisting in the Greater-Milwaukee area. At the time, the public vocational schools did not offer any dental assistant training. When looking to hire dental assistants Dr. Lemke found many inexperienced applicants who were willing to learn, but he had little time during his busy scheduled days to teach them.

The idea of a weekend dental assistant training school was born and over the years, the school has placed over 95% of its graduates with a 100% satisfaction rating. Financing is available. Register for classes on www. SmileOnWisconsin. com or call (262)367-8195.

About The Doctor
Grant A. Lemke, D. D.S. was born and raised in Milwaukee and fell in love with the Lake Country area in 1975 while visiting a friend on North Lake. At the time, he was attending Carroll College pursuing degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Four years later, during his senior year at Marquette University Dental School, he spotted a building on Hartbrook Drive under construction. He opened a small practice at 510 Hartbrook Drive in June of 1979 -- two weeks after graduation. Even in the recession, the practice thrived. Today the practice is still at that address, but four times larger. Dr. Lemke has five full-time and two part-time employees that make his dental all-star team.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Hotel's Four Vacation Packages Make the Most of Summer in NC

Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Hotel's Four Vacation Packages Make the Most of Summer in NC

The Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport hotel in North Carolina makes the most out of summer with four new vacation packages.

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2009

It's not too late to plan a summer vacation, and the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport hotel is offering four value-added summer vacation packages in Greensboro to help consumers make the most of their summer vacation or staycation!

Having recently undergone a $6 million renovation, the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport hotel has taken accommodations in the High Point, North Carolina area to an entirely new level! Each of the hotel's 296 guest rooms and suites has been significantly upgraded with the utmost in comfort and state-of-the-art technology including brand-new "Revive" beds featuring 300 thread-count linens; more, fluffier pillows; down comforters; and thicker mattresses; 32-inch LG HD televisions with plug and play features for laptops, DVD/CD players, iPods, and other MP3 players; and much more.

Additionally the North Carolina hotel completely renovated the indoor/outdoor pool facility and health club which now offers more than $37,000 worth of state-of-the-art equipment.

The four, Greensboro hotel summer vacation packages include:

Stay For Breakfast In Greensboro - Rates From $109 To $119
Get the family out of the house this summer and let them enjoy all of the hotel's amenities for one low price. Greensboro hotel summer package includes:
 Deluxe overnight accommodations;  Breakfast for two adults and children 12 years of age or under, registered in the same room

Must mention promotional code S4B when making a booking. Valid Thursday through Sunday through March 4, 2010. Blackout dates may apply.

4 Free Movie Tickets with Weekend Stay at Marriott - Rates From $99
Bring the family to the Marriott and the movie is on us! This special summer vacation package in North Carolina includes:
 Overnight accommodations on a Friday or Saturday night;  4 free movie tickets;  Marriott Guidebook to Adventure with local maps and travel activities

Must mention promotional code LLS when making a booking. Valid through September 7, 2009. Blackout dates may apply.

Escape for Romance in Greensboro - Rates from $129
Plan a romantic getaway for two. This summer hotel package includes:
 Deluxe overnight accommodations;  Breakfast for two adults in the restaurant or via room service

Must mention promotional code ROM when making a booking. Valid Thursday through Sunday through March 4, 2010. Blackout dates may apply.

Park Here, Fly There in Greensboro - Rates From $99
For those who are heading out of town on vacation and may have an early departing or late arriving flight, stay at the Greensboro Marriott for one evening and the parking is on us! Package includes:
 Deluxe overnight accommodations;  Complimentary parking for one car for up to 14 days;  Complimentary airport shuttle (advance booking required)

Must mention promotional code PKF when making a booking. Valid Thursday through Sunday through March 4, 2010. Blackout dates may apply. Rate includes 14 days of parking. Tax is additional.

About The Greensboro-High Point Marriott:

The Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport hotel is the perfect location for a summer getaway. The newly renovated property features an indoor/outdoor connecting pool with whirlpool, volleyball court, and fitness center. The hotel can also assist with arrangements for nearby golf courses and spa facilities. The property also features JW's steakhouse and Pitchers Bar & Grill.

For additional information about the hotel and these special hotel packages in Greensboro, NC, visit www. GreensboroMarriott. com or call (336) 852-6450 or toll-free at 1-800-228-9290.

Contact:

Jane Coloccia
Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport
609-737-2587
Www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/gsonc-greensboro-high-point-marriott-airport/ (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/gsonc-greensboro-high-point-marriott-airport/)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Argentina bilingual tour operator

Argentina bilingual tour operator

(PRWEB) December 18, 2000

PATHFINDER is not a travel agency, but a wholesaler tour operator exclusively dedicated to managing unique programs in South America, with bilingual support.

It aims to facilitate the viewing of several countries, routing travel according to regions.

It is aware that travel originating in the Northern hemisphere seeks to combine countries and regions with maximum efficiency, this is why it is not limited to operating in Argentina. Its programs include Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.

South American Highlights is a program for lovers of beaches and rainforest. PATHFINDER starts handling travel in RIO, offering tours, hotels and transfers there. Next, passengers fly to IGU, Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. A stopover in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazonic jungle can be included. Upon reaching Iguazu, a ground transfer across the international bridge to the Argentine side is provided.

From there, on to Buenos Aires, and a side trip to Uruguay.

Another great program is Total Patagonia that combines Argentina and Chile across the Andes, viewing marvelous attractions: the worldÂ’s largest reserve of marine mammals, the southernmost city: Ushuaia, the largest continental glaciers, crossing of the Andean lakes. Since it is a circular trip of the Southern cone, the program can start or end in Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile.

Also business travel, shore excursions for cruise lines, hunting, fishing, golf, cultural tours and health care are dealt with in the web site.

Http://pathfinder-travel. com/ (http://pathfinder-travel. com/)

November is "Hoop for Peace Month"

November is "Hoop for Peace Month"

Betty Hoops, a hoola hoop fitness instructor, creates Hoop for Peace Month, with recommendations for themed parties to spread peace and joy and fun.

(PRWEB) November 2, 2003

Los Angeles, California, November 3, 2003 - Betty Hoops, a pioneer in the field of hoola hooping for fitness, announces that November will be the first national "Hoop for Peace Month." Hoops encourages people everywhere to throw their own "Hoop for Peace" parties throughout November, with the intention of gathering people to have fun and hoola hoop simultaneously with the idea of spreading peace. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hoops has created unique themed events for adults and children that include recommendations for menus, décor, music, attire and movies. These themes include: "Rock Around the Hoop," "Hawaiian Hoop Luau," "Hip Hop Hoop Party," "Radiant Chakra Hooping," "Pulse with the Earth Hooping Party," "Kids Crafts Parties" and "Hooping á Deux."

 At www. bettyhoops. com, people can find information about the themed parties and they can buy booklets with recipes and hoop activities (price: $7). Hoops also offers kits so people can make their own customized hoola hoops during the party or beforehand or they can purchase some of the colorful, sparkly or furry hoops that are pre-made (price: $10 to $45). She will donate five percent of sales on items related to Hoop for Peace Month to relief funds for the victims of the California fires.

 "Peace can be experienced in many ways," said Hoops, who has been shown hooping on the Caroline Rea Show, Good Day New York and snowboard-hooping on EXPNÂ’s X Games. "The hoop space is a vortex of energy that, when spinning, can enhance the mind, body and spirit--to hoop with intention can create a higher consciousness. Your thoughts are powerful and can create desired effects, which is why our tagline is, 'Peace Is Hip in A Hoop.'"

 Hoola hooping has regained popularity in the past few years, with toy stores selling out of hoola hoops and thousands of hoopers across the country showing up to perform and hoop together at music festivals and events. Many adults think they cannot hoola hoop because they cannot keep a child's hoop moving, according to Hoops, whose classes in Yoga Hooping, Fitness Hooping, Health Hooping and Ecstatic Hoop Dancing are often packed. Hoops designed her "Betty Hoops" hoola hoops to be extra large and heavy, providing quick and easy results for kids and adults of all sizes.

 "Our intention with Hoop for Peace Month is to inspire everyone to feel like a kid again, celebrate life and have fun," said Hoops, who is sponsoring her own Hoop for Peace event outside New York City on November 15.

  Hoops invites people to e-mail her photos from their Hoop for Peace parties so they can have a chance to win a free Betty Hoop. For recipe booklets, party ideas and information on "Hoop for Peace Month" or Betty Hoops' hoola hoops, log on to www. bettyhoops. com or call 914-261-0169.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sword Host Releases Redesigned Website - Upgraded Site Offers Easier Accessibility And More Features

Sword Host Releases Redesigned Website - Upgraded Site Offers Easier Accessibility And More Features

SWORD COMP-SOFT CORP has re-launched its premier hosting venue www. swordhost. com. Now entering its 3rd successful year, we have made the site even more user friendly and expanded its capacity to better serve our clients.

(PRWEB) November 1, 2002

Sword Host Releases Redesigned Website

Upgraded Site Offers Easier Accessibility And More Features

MONTREAL, CANADA -- 10/30/2002 -- SWORD COMP-SOFT CORP has re-launched its premier hosting venue www. swordhost. com. Now entering its 3rd successful year, we have made the site even more user friendly and expanded its capacity to better serve our clients.

Our improved site now offers web hosting, website management, domain registration, website design services and secure certificates. Enhanced firewall protection, real time support and competitive pricing make us a favorite with current and future clients.

"By adding features, including 2 new hosting packages, and improving readability and ease of use, we have made Sword Host a consumer favorite, poised for even greater future growth," stated Anthony Ierfino, President and CEO.

About Sword Comp-Soft

Sword Comp-Soft Corp. is an Application Service Provider in the interactive health field on the Internet. Its goal is to offer knowledge and service databases, in lay terms, to allow the consumer to make educated choices in the area of health care. Health information on-line is a rapidly growing segment of the health care industry, whose sales are predicted to rise to $10 billion by the year 2004.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements made in this release may contain language describing the plans, goals, strategies, intentions, forecasts and expectations of Sword Comp-Soft that may be referred to as "forward-looking statements." Several important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements, and Sword Comp-Soft could encounter unanticipated obstacles and delays in developing products, service offerings and markets.

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Contact: Anthony Ierfino

Company: Sword Comp-Soft Corp.

Title: President and CEO

Phone: 514-821-5151

Email: anthony@swordcompsoft. com

URL: http://www. swordcompsoft. com (http://www. swordcompsoft. com)

Good Leads® Selected Matchmaker for Canadian Trade Mission to New England

Good Leads® Selected Matchmaker for Canadian Trade Mission to New England

An industry leader in outsourced business development services, Good Leads® of Salem, NH, has been selected as the business development firm to provide meetings for Enterprise Fredericton in their visit to New England on November 16-20, 2009

Salem, NH (PRWEB) November 16, 2009

An industry leader in outsourced business development services, Good Leads® of Salem, NH, has been selected as the business development agency to provide meetings for Enterprise Fredericton in their visit to New England on November 16-20, 2009.

Enterprise Fredericton is a Community Economic Development Agency serving the Greater Fredericton region of New Brunswick. The Greater Fredericton region is comprised of the City of Fredericton, the Town of Oromocto, the Village of New Maryland and the Local Service District of Lincoln. Export development has been identified as a strategic activity with the outreach program to New England planned.

Bob Good, CEO of Good Leads®, in commenting on the contract award stated, "We are pleased with this second continuation award by Executive Director Lisa LePage as it continues our history of serving foreign economic development agencies in bringing groups to the United States seeking export and partnering opportunities. Specific to the Enterprise Fredericton group, many of the trade mission's participating firms are in the information technology field and are focusing in the healthcare sector. They will be looking to meet with information technology executives from Greater Boston hospitals. Our business development health care sector consultants will establish 3-4 meetings for each of the 10 visiting firms from New Brunswick."

Mr. Good, who is also, New Hampshire Commercial Consul to Canada, will be inviting the trade mission participants to attend tthe Product of the Year of the Awards of the NHHTC. (www. nhhtc. org) in Manchester, NH on November 17, 2009 as well.

About Good Leads®:
Good Leads®, (www. GoodLeads. com) is a leading provider of outsourced business development services including seat acquisition, qualified lead generation and qualified voice to voice and face to face appointments. For almost ten years, Good Leads® has partnered with domestic and international institutions, from high tech to governmental agencies, to develop and implement a business development strategy as part of their integrated marketing plan.

Contact:
Amanda Good, Director of Public Relations
(603) 894-LEAD (5323) ext.233
Http://www. GoodLeads. com (http://www. GoodLeads. com)

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

United Hebrew Geriatric Center Gerontech Program Awarded IBM Grant

United Hebrew Geriatric Center Gerontech Program Awarded IBM Grant

The newly formed Consortium for Multi-Faceted Gerontechnology Research, a partnership among the United Hebrew Geriatric Center of New Rochelle (UHGC), Pace University’s Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and others, has been awarded a $35,000 Web Adaptation Technology Grant from IBM which consists of software, services and support materials.

New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2006

The newly formed Consortium for Multi-Faceted Gerontechnology Research, a partnership among the United Hebrew Geriatric Center of New Rochelle (UHGC), Pace University’s Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and others, has been awarded a $35,000 Web Adaptation Technology Grant from IBM which consists of software, services and support materials.

The grant will be used to help support the gerontechnology program at UHGC with IBM software that adapts computers for use by seniors with slight visual or motor skill impairments. "Research articles suggest that senior citizens would be less afraid of computers and more willing to use tools like the Internet and e-mail if computers and software were better adapted to their needs," says Linda Forman, Director of Community Relations at UHGC and one of the lead grant applicants. "With the IBM grant, we plan to test that theory by evaluating the effectiveness of assistive software that makes the computer screen easier to read, reads text out loud, and adjusts keyboard sensitivity to the touch of people with impaired hand and arm movements."

Dr. Jean Coppola, Assistant Professor of Technology Systems at Pace University, Professor Barbara Thomas (WCC nursing) and Dr. Fran Gustavson (Pace Intergenerational Computing course instructor) join Ms. Forman as co-investigators for the grant.

The assistive software enhances the new and highly successful gerontechnology program, which recently "graduated" its first class of 25 UHGC residents. Computer labs have been set up in three locations on the UHGC campus to allow seniors to work with 23 college-student instructors during a six-week course. Students helped lessen the "fear factor" regarding computers and taught seniors how to master the mouse, send e-mail to their family members, and instant message with grandchildren. A state-of-the-art UHGC residence, scheduled to be completed in 2007, will offer wireless Internet capacity in rooms and common spaces.

"Our UHGC residents have the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives by interacting with students, faculty, and scientists and being a valuable part of a team," says Forman. "Through the gerontechnology program, they make new friends with students and each other, exercise their minds, and add to current understanding of the best ways to teach computer skills to older adults. Seniors who become "connected" can make an even greater contribution to society."

For further information, please contact Linda Forman at 914.632.2804, x 224 or e-mail.

About the United Hebrew Geriatric Center of New Rochelle:

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

Website: www. uhgc. org

United Hebrew Geriatric Center

391 Pelham Road

New Rochelle, NY 10805

914-632-2804

Press Contacts:

Stacey Cohen/Lauren B. Kaufman

Co-Communications, Inc.

For United Hebrew Geriatric Center

914-666-0066

Christopher Cory

For Pace University Ivan G. Seidenberg

School of Computer Science and Information Systems

212-346-1117

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

OpineTree. com Clarifies the Affirmative Action Debate

OpineTree. com Clarifies the Affirmative Action Debate

According to OpineTree. com, a new debate Website, affirmative action is one of the most controversial political issues facing America. Most often, affirmative action assists disadvantaged groups by improving placement in higher education and employment, and the term is most often conceived as a program to improve the standing of African Americans.

(PRWEB) July 11, 2005

According to OpineTree. com, a new debate website, affirmative action is one of the most controversial political issues facing America. Most often, affirmative action assists disadvantaged groups by improving placement in higher education and employment, and the term is most often conceived as a program to improve the standing of African Americans.

OpineTree. com explains that people take several stances on the issue, supporting their opinions with various justifications, such as the need for equality and natural competition. Although it was created to help advance the position of disadvantaged peoples, some view affirmative action as an unfair, and even prejudicial, force in our society.

OpineTree. comÂ’s affirmative action debate page seeks to give readers the background information necessary to have intelligent debate on this issue. According to Opinetree. com, while the Johnson administration institutionalized affirmative action, the struggle for equality actually began a century earlier with the passage of important legislation.

As OpineTree. com explains, in the late 1860s and early 1870s, the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments respectively abolished slavery, guaranteed African Americans citizenship and voting rights. The 1866 Civil Rights Act helped to ensure property rights for African Americans. However, in 1896, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court Case justified segregation, declaring that African Americans could be “separate but equal,” spurring the rise of prejudicial and racist Jim Crow laws.

Started by Lyndon JohnsonÂ’s Executive Order 11246, affirmative action was conceived to provide equal advantages to all peoples, and to address past governmental injustices by providing support for groups that have been historically discriminated against. Many people would argue that it is our governmentÂ’s prime responsibility to correct inequities and to create a more just society.

According to OpineTree. com, many take the view that affirmative action is more of a patch than a cure-all. Opponents of affirmative action argue that affirmative action shares the same purpose as the concept of slavery reparations: it punishes the majority for the misdeeds of earlier generations. Further, while affirmative action may seem to make society more egalitarian, its critics argue that the policies are anti-meritocratic and are, actually, a manifestation of “reverse-racism.”

OpineTree. com recognizes that the affirmative action debate lends itself to some important questions, such as: Does the government have a responsibility to correct social inequities? Does affirmative action accomplish its objective of creating a more just society, or is it a manifestation of “reverse-racism”?

About Us

OpineTree is a blog website (http://www. opinetree. com (http://www. opinetree. com)) that encourages debate on todayÂ’s most controversial political topics, including abortion, affirmative action, cloning, the death penalty, euthanasia, gay marriage, gun control, health care, social security and stem cells. Visit http://www. opinetree. com/affirmativeaction. html (http://www. opinetree. com/affirmativeaction. html) to join the debate.

Contact:

Peter Kennedy

212 300 4824

Pierre@opinetree. com

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Down with Vending Machines and Tea Party Rallies - BRING BACK THE TEA LADY™ for Growth, Success, and Appreciation in Corporate America

Down with Vending Machines and Tea Party Rallies - BRING BACK THE TEA LADY™ for Growth, Success, and Appreciation in Corporate America

BringBackTheTeaLady. com has launched during National Hot Tea Month in January to honor workers everywhere. Stop fretting over taxes, work, and stress! Bring Back the Tea Lady™ is a program for incorporating tea at the workplace. Bring Back the Tea Lady™ is a way to thank employees daily and to encourage positive and strong work ethic. The program is simple and helps small businesses to large corporations.

Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) January 3, 2011

BringBackTheTeaLady. com has launched during National Hot Tea Month in January to honor workers everywhere. Stop fretting over taxes, work, and stress! Bring Back the Tea Lady™ is a program for incorporating tea at the workplace. Bring Back the Tea Lady™ is a way to thank employees daily and to encourage positive and strong work ethic. The program is simple and helps small businesses to large corporations.

Having a Tea Lady in the office is a British tradition that began in the 1600s and went out of fashion in the mid to late 1900s. A tea lady would trolley through the office with tea service upon a cart. Her friendly face was a very welcome treat later in the day. Nowadays we reach for a candy bar, caffeinated beverage, or some other form of pick me up. How impersonal those vending machines are! How cold. Not to mention the unhealthy choices.

During a time when people are feeling the effects of a recession, now more than ever, we need to find inexpensive and comforting ways to thank employees and encourage everyone. We are all working harder, more hours, and for less money. What can we do to perk things up a bit? Time to Bring Back the Tea Lady! The plan is as easy as 1-2-3. Choose a friendly, personable, reliable person to bring tea through the office once per day. A mail cart works just fine if you cover it with a pretty tablecloth and tray! Incorporate a plan of what will be served and how. Thank your employees. That's it! The full plan along with free downloads and other fun ideas and supplies to make this work for your business can be found at http://www. bringbackthetealady. com

Bring Back the Tea Lady™ is a program produced and sponsored by The Tea House Times, a bi-monthly publication connecting businesses and consumers to everything tea Since 2003. Gail Gastelu, Publisher/Editor in Chief of The Tea House Times said, "A cuppa tea is comforting and rejuvenating especially when given to you by someone who cares. My hope is that all of corporate America will use tea to thank employees for their hard work, loyalty, and perseverance on a daily basis." She went on to say, "My passion is tea and this new Bring Back the Tea Lady™ program is the next step in bringing tea to the masses."

Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, next to water. Use National Hot Tea Month and the ushering in of this New Year to begin a positive, healthy program to benefit America's entire workforce daily. Bring Back the Tea Lady™! - Visit http://www. bringbackthetealady. com for ideas, free downloads, and supplies.

The Tea House Times is a bi-monthly publication connecting consumers and businesses to all things tea since 2003. Other services of The Tea House Times include: TeaBureau. com - tea business directory, news and speakers bureaus, TeaCourse. com - online tea education, AfternoonTeaRecipes. com - Cookbook, recipes, and social website, TeaIndustryWhosWho. com - to learn about the most prominent and successful men and women in the tea industry, and finally BringBackTheTeaLady. com - Using tea to thank America's entire workforce.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Armchair Millionaire Community Bulletin: Sorting Out Your Mutual Fund Choices

Armchair Millionaire Community Bulletin: Sorting Out Your Mutual Fund Choices

Mutual funds are the individuals investorÂ’s workhorse. But they definitely are not all created equal. Be sure you know the key questions to ask about any fund--before you buy.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2005

According to the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund industry trade group, there are now more than 8,000 mutual funds out there. So itÂ’s no wonder that people are sometimes overwhelmed by the choices available

As evidenced by their stories, members of the Armchair Millionaire community have been buying mutual funds for a long time. Here is one comment weÂ’ve heard:

“I mainly look for funds from well-established mutual funds companies with long track records of success. Next I will look at the expense ratio. Higher expenses do not necessarily equate to higher returns. Generally high expenses contribute to the opposite. Also, the turnover in a fund is very important. If you're holding a fund in a taxable account, the turnover becomes a big issue for you every April 15. Finally, I want to own a fund with competent managers that have been with that fund company and particularly that fund for a substantial amount of time with a track record of success against their appropriate benchmark.” --Jeremy

Advertisements for mutual fund companies will always tell you that their funds are great. What you need to know is whether their funds will meet your investment needs, and do so in a cost-effective way. My guide has the questions you should ask about any mutual fund youÂ’re considering.

The Armchair MillionaireÂ’s Guide to Choosing the Right Mutual Fund for You

How does it fit in my portfolio? This is the first and most important question you should ask. People are far too concerned with finding the “best” mutual fund while neglecting proper asset allocation, which actually has much more to do in the long run with your overall returns than does your choice of individual investments.

Does it have a load? Loads, or sales fees, come straight out of your investment. There's no evidence that load funds perform any better than no-load funds, so keep your money and stick with the no-loads. And make sure that youÂ’re not subject to a back-end load--a fee that is charged when you sell the fund.

WhatÂ’s the expense ratio? Mutual fund management fees and expenses are subtracted from the fund's assets, so unless youÂ’re paying attention, youÂ’ll never know you're missing anything. Nonetheless, the impact these fees have on your return can be significant over time. So stick with funds with expenses that are less than 1 percent. And to find out exactly how expenses affect your return, go to the Security and Exchange Commission's fund cost calculator at www. sec. gov.

How has it performed? DonÂ’t get sucked into a fund by its short-term performance, because last yearÂ’s hot fund often turns out to be this yearÂ’s straggler. Every mutual fund prospectus will tell you the fund's performance over the ten years (or a shorter period, if the fund has been in existence for less than ten year). This ten-year period will help you see how the fund has performed through a variety of market conditions such as bull markets, bear markets, recessions and periods of economic growth.

How does its performance compare to its benchmark? The prospectus will also compare the fundÂ’s performance against a market benchmark that's appropriate for that fund. For example, it would might compare a large-cap fund against the S&P 500 Index and a small-cap fund against the Russell 2000 index. Few funds have ever beaten their benchmarks over time, so look for funds that come close.

The Bottom Line: Mutual funds are the individuals investorÂ’s workhorse. But they definitely are not all created equal. Be sure you know the key questions to ask about any fund--before you buy.

The Armchair Millionaire Weekly Survey: Given any thought about how youÂ’ll pay for your health care during retirement? Log on to www. armchairmillionaire. com and let us know.

Lewis Schiff founded the Armchair Millionaire Web site in 1997. His first book, The Armchair Millionaire, was published in 2001. Schiff's newest report, "How to Know When You Are Rich," is now available at www. armchairmillionaire. com.

Contact Information:

Lewis Schiff

Armchair Millionaire

877-833-2823

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

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

MedSurge Advances to Exhibit New Technologies at American Academy of Dermatology

MedSurge Advances to Exhibit New Technologies at American Academy of Dermatology

MedSurge Advances is pleased to announce they are furthering their strategic partnerships with two leading French laser manufacturers, Quantel Derma and Osyris.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2008

MedSurge Advances will exhibit new technologies at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on February 2-5, 2008 in conjunction with Quantel Derma and Osyris. MedSurge's booth number for the event, to be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, is Booth #545.

MedSurge Advances is pleased to announce they are furthering their strategic partnerships with two leading French laser manufacturers, Quantel Derma and Osyris. MedSurge Advances will exhibit both Quantel Derma and Osyris equipment including the completely new Prolite III, the 308 handheld excimer device, the EXELO2 and the Pharaon Lipo and Exo lasers.

The Prolite III is a multi-handpiece Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system, ideal for permanent hair reduction, acne treatments, skin rejuvenation, vascular treatments and skin tightening. A range of interchangeable hand pieces provides multiple wavelengths with each wavelength being uniquely adapted to a specific treatment. Tip cooling maximizes skin protection while the highly innovative power supply ensures light is delivered in a gentle, pain-free fashion. The Prolite III is manufactured by Quantel Derma.

Also from Quantel Derma, the 308 nm laser is the handheld medical device uniquely suited to treating psoriasis and vitiligo. What is revolutionary is that the 308 is the first-ever device to exactly reproduce the wavelength of a laser although using a lamp as its emission source. This makes for a cheaper, smaller and easier to use device that finally provides physicians with a cost effective way of combating these debilitating skin diseases.

The EXELO2 is revolutionary in its ability to combine ablative and non-ablative lasers in one simple pain-free procedure. The fractionated CO2 creates wells in the skin that immediately contract the skin while the areas of coagulated tissue caused by thermal spread around the wells cause neo-collagen formation leading to further improvement over time. Treatments require no particular preparation (no anesthesia or dye application) and are incredibly fast, with a full face requiring no more than 15 minutes.

From Osyris, MedSurge Advances will be exhibiting the Pharaon Lipo and Pharaon Exo. The Pharaon Lipo is a laser lipolysis device specifically designed to disrupt adipocytes through a controlled thermal effect. The effect from the laser not only liquefies fat but also causes skin retraction, making this procedure both ideal by itself when treating small areas or the perfect combination with traditional liposuction whenever skin laxity needs improvement. The Pharaon Lipo has been clinically proven to reduce fat deposits in the chin, ankle, calf, knees, lower back, lower abdomen and back of arms.

The Pharaon Exo is a 980 nm wavelength laser that utilizes the same power source as the Pharaon Lipo but is specifically designed to treat vascular conditions. The Pharaon Exo uses an auto-regulated contact cooling system and visualization is done by means of an integrated camera and screen, making the treatment much easier to perform by the physician. The handpiece allows for optimal focusing, positioning, and mapping of the treatment area.

To see these and other advanced aesthetic technologies, visit MedSurge Advances or Quantel Derma at the American Academy of Dermatology.

Media enquiries should be addressed to Rob Huckels, Vice President of Marketing, 214-540-3807. Attendees interested in scheduling a meeting with MedSurge Advances, Quantel Derma or Osyris representatives at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting are invited to contact Rob Huckels at 214-540-3807 or email Rob at rhuckels @ medsurgeadvances. com.

About MedSurge Advances
Based in Dallas, MedSurge Advances helps physicians across the United States build and manage their practices, primarily in aesthetic medicine, one of the fastest-growing healthcare segments. Since its founding in 2002, MedSurge Advances has provided technology and business resources for more than 330 physicians in 42 states who have started stand-alone businesses or added aesthetic procedures to their existing practices. For more information, contact MedSurge Advances at 972.720.0425, or visit http://www. medsurgeadvances. com (http://www. medsurgeadvances. com).

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Simplified Training Solutions Releases Red Flags Tool Kit

Simplified Training Solutions Releases Red Flags Tool Kit

With the increase of electronic medical record systems in physician and dental offices and the tight economy, medical identity theft is increasing. Simplified Training Solutions (www. simplifiedtraining. com) releases a Tool Kit that prepares healthcare providers to reduce medical identity theft and meet the May 1, 2009 Federal Trade Commission Red Flags Rules.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 27, 2009

Simplified Training Solutions (STS) (www. simplifiedtraining. com) has released the ID Theft/ Red Flags Tool Kit™ that gives healthcare providers the guidance to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Red Flags rules.

By May 1, 2009 medical and dental practices must take definitive action to reduce the risk and effects of medical and financial identity theft as part of managing payment for patient care. This includes third party payments, such as insurance companies, or allowing patients to pay for services in installments.

Due to the economy and the increasing number of Americans without healthcare insurance, medical identity theft is increasing. Although difficult to get an accurate count, the FTC estimated that 250,000 patients had their medical identities compromised in 2005. As the number of electronic health records increases, attempts for medical identity thefts are expected to skyrocket.

There is an impact both on the insurance companies who are paying for services to uninsured patients and an impact on the victims, whose medical records are now inaccurate. A later visit to the healthcare provider may uncover the theft, but there is the chance that the victim may receive unnecessary treatment because of thief's earlier treatment. The time and expense for a victim to rectify this theft is substantial. To make it worse, with medical identity theft there is no clear set of procedures as with financial identity to correct the errors.

Simplified Training Solutions entered the healthcare provider training marketplace in 2003 with a series of HIPAA Privacy and Security Tool Kits for medical practices, dentists, employers, and healthcare insurance agents. All these groups have access to Protected Health Information (PHI) both electronic and paper copies and must protect their patients privacy.

"The Federal Trade Commission is much more aggressive in enforcing its regulations than Health and Human Services, the HIPAA regulators," commented Rob Karn, VP of Marketing for Simplified Training Solutions. "The fines for Red Flags violations can be significant and we expect the Rules will be enforced quickly," he concluded.

The Tool Kit includes:
O A manual on Red Flags and identity theft
O A program support tool for a practice to create its own response guidelines
O Staff training
O A copy of the FTC Rules
O A set of patient communication tools so that patients know the practice is protecting his/her financial and medical identity

Although not a requirement by the Rules, at your next visit most healthcare providers will ask for a picture ID in order to provide service even if you have been a patient for years.

About Simplified Training Solutions
Simplified Training Solutions prepares HR professionals, privacy and security officers, healthcare professionals, and healthcare administrators to meet federally mandated compliance regulations. With more than 100 years of combined regulatory, educational, professional management and healthcare experience, the staff prepares and delivers educational products and communications training in a variety of media that best meets the needs of individual learners. When creating training products, they collaborate with prominent health law and business attorneys and e-health consultants so you can feel sure the materials they offer will be accurate.

Simplified Training Solutions has delivered training and communications materials for employer associations, third party administrators, CPAs and financial advisors, state societies, national physicians associations, specialty groups, long term care facilities, and health information management organizations. Your success is their primary goal. To get more information about Simplified Training Solutions, please visit www. simplifiedtraining. com. Simplified Training Solutions, is a subsidiary of Raleigh-based marketing and communications firm Connections Too (www. connectionstoo. com)

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Ontario Convention Center Generates $2.4 Million in Economic Impact

Ontario Convention Center Generates $2.4 Million in Economic Impact

Despite tight budgets and the recession, Ontario Convention Center is set to host nine events, attract 20,000 people and generate more than $2.4 million in economic impact for local businesses in March.

Ontario, CA (Vocus) March 6, 2009

Despite tight budgets and the recession, Ontario Convention Center is set to host nine events, attract 20,000 people and generate more than $2.4 million in economic impact for local businesses in March.

“When we’re busy, local businesses benefit; people who attend events, conventions and shows spend at local restaurants, hotels and shops, it’s a win-win situation,” General Manager and CEO Bob Brown said. “Ontario is a value destination and I’m optimistic that our central location in Southern California and our state-of-the-art center will keep us busy through these tough times and continue to help our local businesses.”

Scheduled events include the California Community College Foundation Tech Ed 2009 Conference March 23-25, the Xtreme Spirit Western National Championship March 28-29 and the Gannett Healthcare Nurseweek Career Fair 2009 March 31. The three events will attract 10,000 people and generate $731,836 in economic impact.

“During our last fiscal year the center generated more than $28 million in actualized economic impact; that’s a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year,” Brown said. “I hope that we can continue that trend this year and I look forward to meeting that challenge.”

For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, operated by Philadelphia-based SMG, visit www. ontariocc. com.

About the Ontario Convention Center
The Ontario Convention Center is contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology. The Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space. An ideal venue for conventions, tradeshows, exhibits and meetings, the Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, go to www. ontariocc. com or call (909) 937-3000.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, SMG provides facility services to more than 200 venues in 41 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and Europe, controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and manages more than ten million feet of exhibition space.

Contact: Carol Park
Phone: (951) 743-7517

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Monday, August 13, 2007

SurfNet Media Group, Inc. Talk Show, Crust-Busting, Names Philadelphia Eagles Running Back, Duce Staley, “Crust-Buster of the Month”

SurfNet Media Group, Inc. Talk Show, Crust-Busting, Names Philadelphia Eagles Running Back, Duce Staley, “Crust-Buster of the Month”

Crust-Busting, a popular Internet talk show that airs on the SurfNet Media Group station, VoiceAmerica Radio (www. voiceamerica. com), will feature Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley as the “Crust-Buster of the Month” this Thursday, December 11th at 11:00 EST/8:00 AM PST.

(PRWEB) December 12, 2003

Crust-Busting, a popular Internet talk show that airs on the SurfNet Media Group station, VoiceAmerica Radio (www. voiceamerica. com), will feature Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley as the “Crust-Buster of the Month” this Thursday, December 11th at 11:00 EST/8:00 AM PST. Host Dr. Pat Baccili will invite Mr. Staley to share how he turned his life’s obstacles and adversities into powerful, positive achievements.

Mr. Staley exemplifies the keys of Dr. Baccili’s “Crust-Busting Rules of Engagement.” After overcoming several career-jeopardizing injuries, he maintains a positive mental attitude, and his outlook on life transfers off the playing field into the hearts of many as supporter of his teammates and champion of charitable causes. His message is an inspiration to everyone who has faced challenges in life.

Mr. Staley, an active philanthropist, dedicates time and money to organizations such as the United Way, Special Olympics and First Steps program in South Carolina. He established The Duce Staley Foundation (DSF) in December 1999, which funds programs for disadvantaged children through athletics, education and healthcare.

About VoiceAmerica Internet Radio

VoiceAmerica is the premier station of the SurfNet Media Group, Inc., producer of the largest public talk radio network on the Internet. Broadcasting original content since September 2000, VoiceAmerica has become a standard in Internet talk radio.

Www. voiceamerica. com

Real-Time InnovationsÂ’ NDDS to Network DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicle

Real-Time InnovationsÂ’ NDDS to Network DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicle

Autonomous Off-Road Vehicle Relies on NDDS for Synchronized, Distributed Sensor Communications

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 8, 2005

Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), today announced that Flying Fox, built by Autonomous Vehicle Systems, will rely on RTIÂ’s Network Data Distribution Service (NDDS) middleware for synchronized, distributed sensor integration for their unmanned autonomous vehicle in the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Products Agency) Grand Challenge race.

The 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge will be held on October 8, 2005 in the Southwest desert. The team that develops an autonomous ground vehicle that finishes the designated route most quickly (within ten hours) will receive $2 million. The route will be no more than 175 miles over desert terrain featuring natural and man-made obstacles. The exact route will not be revealed until two hours before the event begins.

The Grand Challenge is intended to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicle technologies for both military and civilian use. “DARPA and other US agencies, are already funding numerous robotic vehicle development programs and the Grand Challenge is targeted to find innovative solutions that are being tested in realistic conditions,” said Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, chief technology officer of Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

Dan Komaromi of Autonomous Vehicle Systems explained, "We selected RTI because of their proven track record in synchronized, distributed communications and their understanding of the critical design requirements of autonomous vehicles. RTI's history of working with Stanford University is invaluable and this experience is evident in the refined NDDS architecture that makes it seamless to arrange real-time, dynamically configurable communication between multiple vision and laser sensors and the embedded processing modules."

RTIÂ’s open-architecture platform, NDDS, based on the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, offers a rich set of publish-subscribe middleware that is a compelling solution with its fully integrated tools for system visualization, analysis and real-time debugging.

About Flying Fox

The Flying Fox vehicle is built on the chassis of an all-terrain vehicle by Autonomous Vehicle Systems (http://www. autonvs. com (http://www. autonvs. com)), a collaboration between Michigan State University, University of California San Diego, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and industry professionals. Autonomous Vehicle Systems uses NDDS to communicate with advanced sensor systems that work in various ranges of electromagnetic spectrum to provide the ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ for autonomous ground vehicles and integrates with a modular software system that allows sensors to be added or removed as the mission requires. Some sensor systems include adaptive vision, Ladar and other sensors attached to the vehicle to provide feedback as to the vehicle state or health. Flying Fox is among the first to demonstrate a neuroscience-inspired adaptive vision system in an off-road environment that allows the vehicle to learn the best path through training examples and generalize unseen terrain based on automatically derived features.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI, www. rti. com) the expert in real-time information networking, leads the industry with high performance standards-based software solutions for data-critical applications. Its products and consulting services provide the infrastructure for national railways, air traffic control, traffic monitoring, mission-critical combat systems, financial transaction processing and industrial automation. RTI's flagship product, NDDS, is middleware based on the Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS). NDDS provides the essential foundation for real-time communication in a networked system and enables a new class of embedded to enterprise (e2E) applications. Raytheon, Nikon, Omron, Harmonic, Applied Materials, Schneider Automation, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the US Military rely on RTI technology for their real-time, data-centric, distributed applications. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley since 1991, RTI is a privately held company.

Additional details of the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous ground vehicle competition can be found at:

Http://www. redteamracing. org/include/images/qualifierdarpapressrelease. pdf (http://www. redteamracing. org/include/images/qualifierdarpapressrelease. pdf).

RTI, Real-Time Innovations, NDDS and e2E are service marks, registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks used in this document are the property of their respective owners.

North American Sales Contact: Real-Time Innovations, 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Tel: 408-200-4700, Fax: 408-200-4702, Website: www. rti. com. European Office: Real-Time Innovations, 109-111, rue des Cotes, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France, Tel: +33 (0) 1 34 93 34 13, Fax: +33 (0) 1 34 93 34 14.

Media Contacts:

Melanie Gill 

Real-Time Innovations 

408-200-4700 

Melanie@rti. com

Barbara Stewart

Patterson & Associates

Embedded 2 Enterprise (e2E) Media Relations

9549 E Covey Trail

Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Tel: 480-488-6909

Fax: 480-488-8909

Barbara@patterson. com

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

FLAVORx to Fill 1,000,000th Pet Prescription

FLAVORx to Fill 1,000,000th Pet Prescription

FLAVORx CEO and President, Kenny Kramm, announced within the next 6 months, it is projected that a veterinarian or pharmacist will flavor its millionth pet prescription. To celebrate this achievement by the Veterinary Division, FLAVORx will recognize the lucky pet and reward its owner with a lavish gift.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 31, 2006

FLAVORx CEO and President, Kenny Kramm, announced within the next 6 months, it is projected that a veterinarian or pharmacist will flavor its millionth pet prescription. To celebrate this achievement by the Veterinary Division, FLAVORx will recognize the lucky pet and reward its owner with a lavish gift.

More than 10 years of successful service to the veterinary profession has defined FLAVORx as the industry leader in medicinal flavoring for both humans and animals. By improving medicinal compliance, and thus quality of life for patients, the company has set the gold-standard for making medications palatable. Since its inception in 1998, the Veterinary Division has undergone refinement in order to improve its program and products to more closely match the needs of animals.

According to Kramm, “Medications are typically more difficult to flavor for animals because their senses of smell and taste are so much more acute than those of people. The need for compliance is great: 70% of dogs, 90% of cats and 95% of exotic animals are non-compliant when it comes to taking medications.”

Increased medicinal compliance with the use of the FLAVORx Veterinary Formulary enables veterinarians to better control patient illnesses, shorten patient sick-days and prevent more serious clinical outcomes.

Dr. Joel Ehrenzweig, Vice President of the Veterinary Division, joined FLAVORx in 2005, bringing companion animal practice experience to the company. With his expertise, Ehrenzweig has refined and streamlined the system to be used by practicing veterinarians and chain-store and independent pharmacies.

A newly formatted FLAVORx Veterinary System will be introduced by Butler Animal Health Supply, the largest, most reliable and respected distributor of animal health products in the veterinary industry. An early distributor of FLAVORx, Butler is committed to providing quality products and innovative, value-added services to the industry.

Through a network of 240 territory managers calling on more than 22,000 veterinary practices, Butler will facilitate the process of identifying FLAVORx’s 1,000,000th animal patient. This event will mark a milestone for FLAVORx and for veterinarians who are committed to improving the lives of animals.

To properly commemorate this defining moment in FLAVORx history, Kramm will send the pet’s owner to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta and install an image of the proud winner in the FLAVORx Pet Hall of Fame.

Not to be forgotten, the prescribing veterinarian of the FLAVORx flavoring will receive an equally exciting surprise reward.

For more information, please visit www. flavorx. com or contact Joel Ehrenzweig at 800.884.5771, extension 212.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Latin America Real Estate Site Spots Trend in Mexico Retirements

Latin America Real Estate Site Spots Trend in Mexico Retirements

More Americans retire in Mexico, according to Latin American Home Investment, as the cost of real estate and medical services continue to dip below comparable homes and services in the U. S.

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2008

The cost of living in Mexico continues to attract more retirees from the United States and Canada, but it's not just the cost of homes that is attracting people south of the border after they retire. Latin American Home Investment, a Web site that provides information and assistance for people looking to relocate to Latin America, has seen a new trend in their industry. More people are looking at Latin America real estate not only because of the low cost of homes, but also because of the affordable medical services.

Americans retire in Mexico primarily because of the low cost of the real estate, since oceanfront properties can be had for 50 to 80 percent less than their American counterparts. The salaries are also much lower in Mexico, which isn't typically a direct concern for retirees who are living off of their savings and Social Security payments, but after closer inspection it actually makes a huge difference for retirees. Doctors and dentists charge 50 to 75 percent less than their American counterparts, as do professionals in practically every other industry from entertainment to construction.

The cost of living in Mexico is just much more affordable for retirees, especially since people in their retirement years often need the most medical services at this point in their lives. More hospitals in Mexico are upgrading their equipment and training doctors to speak in English, and private companies are building new state-of-the-art hospitals in Mexico, according to the Arizona Daily Star. More American employers are even letting health insurers know about their interest in countries such as Mexico for their employees to seek treatments in that would otherwise be too expensive. While major insurers aren't offering medical tourism benefits to all their policyholders nationwide, several have pilot programs in certain states.

The cost of services from home contractors, plumbers, handymen, housekeepers, gardeners and other professionals is also cheaper in Mexico. Americans retire in Mexico for a variety of reasons, but the real estate experts at Latin American Home Investment are seeing more people interested in the low cost of these services south of the border.
For more information about Latin America real estate and the cost of living in Mexico, visit www. latinamericanhomeinvestment. com.

About Latin American Home Investment:
Living in Latin America is becoming more popular than ever before. An array of choices between communities, cities and land developers has come with that popularity. Latin American Home Investment has built a home for communication, input and suggestions for the best and worst Latin American Real Estate Opportunities. Their goal is to assist those seeking to retire, invest and relocate to Latin America.

Latin American Home Investment provides access to basic relocation and purchasing information for:

Acapulco - Mexico
Argentina
Baja California - Mexico
Belize
Cabo San Lucas - Mexico
Cancun - Mexico
Central Mexico
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Mayan Riviera - Mexico
Mexican Riviera
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

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Websites Releases an Online Directory of Veterinarians Around the United States

Websites Releases an Online Directory of Veterinarians Around the United States

Released earlier this month, VeterinaryLocations. com is publishing the names and addresses of local veterinarians all around the United States.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 23, 2008

Pets have become like family for many Americans. Now, on VeterinaryLocations. com, if a pet gets sick or needs to go to the hospital, one can simply direct his/her browser to the website to find a multitude of resources of vets near their cities.

According to the webmaster of VeterinaryLocations. com (http://www. veterinarylocations. com/), he hopes to inform the public at large about the availability of veterinarian services around the country. There has yet to be anything similar on the Internet, and as such, the Webmaster vows to keep this site updated.

The interface and homepage of Veterinary Locations is rather cut and dry, but rest assured that the information on this site is very accurate. For example, if one lived in Atlanta, Georgia (http://www. veterinarylocations. com/vets/Georgia/Atlanta. html) and has a sick dog, then simply point one's browser to VeterinaryLocations. com and click on the appropriate links (first search for Georgia and then find Atlanta under 'Georgia'). In the 'Atlanta' listing found on VeterinaryLocations. com it lists several shops, including Muller, Perter, Hedge Sanders, DVM and Briarcliff Animal clinic and hospital. Once one has located the various shops, one needs to contact these hospitals one by one -- the reason being is that most vet hospitals need some warning before they can accept some animals. Cases in point are larger animals, such as horses, and other large creatures -- they all need special accommodations before they can enter such facilities. In short, call before it's too late.

In all, the website VeterinaryLocations. com is very useful in accessing the local veterinarians and vet hospitals in general. All one has to do is simply follow the clicks and links and the list is ready. The website urges everyone not let the health and well being of animals to take a back seat. Consider hardly that having medical insurance and taking one's pets to the vet once or twice a year is the most important thing one can do to safeguard one's pets and their safety.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Job Board for Growing Employee Wellness Industry Opens to the Public this Labor Day

Job Board for Growing Employee Wellness Industry Opens to the Public this Labor Day

With employment in the wellness industry set to grow by 18% through 2018, the job board at the Employee Wellness Network switches from member-only to public access to meet the expanding needs of wellness job seekers. The transition takes place on Labor Day, September 6, 2010, in honor of professionals who dedicate every day to creating a healthier workforce and to the employees they serve.

Fairport, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2010

As jobs in the wellness industry are poised for growth, the Employee Wellness Network (http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com (http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com)) is making its job board available to the public -- no fees or registration required -- to effectively meet the needs of job-seeking wellness professionals and the employees they serve. The job board will transition from member-only to open-access on Labor Day, September 6, 2010.

The Employee Wellness Network, or tEWN, is a privately held social media website for professionals in the employee wellness industry, including program managers, benefits directors, vendors, health coaches, consultants, and communications experts. The specialized website was launched earlier this year.

TEWN founder Bob Merberg cites the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' favorable outlook for wellness job growth. "According to the BLS," Merberg says, "the employment of wellness professionals is expected to grow by 18 percent, faster than the average for all occupations through 2018."

The BLS attributes the rapid growth to the rising cost of healthcare. In the 2010-11 edition of its Occupational Outlook Handbook, the BLS states: "As healthcare costs continue to rise, insurance companies, employers, and governments are attempting to find ways to curb costs. One of the more cost-effective ways is to employ health educators to teach people how to live healthy lives and avoid costly treatments for illnesses."

The technology behind the tEWN Job board aggregates job posts from around the web, including many of the best-known job websites, allowing job seekers to benefit from one-stop shopping. "If there's a wellness-related job posted somewhere on the web," Merberg says, "it's probably on the tEWN job board." Jobs on the board can be searched based on key words, geography, and a variety of other criteria.

"When we first launched tEWN," Merberg acknowledges, "we knew the job board would be an attractive feature and only made it available to registered users in order to promote membership. But we've come to realize it's more important to do whatever possible to help connect qualified job applicants with available opportunities. Opening the job board to the public aligns with the Employee Wellness Network's primary business objective, which is to facilitate the growth and evolution of employee wellness."

Registration on the Employee Wellness Network website is still necessary to post a free wellness job vacancy and get a featured listing on the board.

Facts from the BLS:

-- Median annual wages of health educators (the term BLS uses to describe people who promote healthy lifestyles, including those targeting employee wellness) were $44,000 in May 2008; the middle 50 percent earned between $33,170 and $60,810. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,210, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,260.

-- Some employers prefer to hire applicants who are certified, but many do not.

-- A graduate degree is usually required to advance past an entry-level position to jobs such as executive director, supervisor, or senior health educator. Workers in these positions may spend more time on planning and evaluating programs than on their implementation but may need to supervise other professionals who implement the programs.

Prior to the tEWN job board going public on Labor Day, it is accessible immediately upon completion of free registration at http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com (http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com).

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Stony Point Surgery Center Congratulates Dr. Barry E. Roper

Stony Point Surgery Center Congratulates Dr. Barry E. Roper

Newly Named President of Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 23, 2010

Stony Point Surgery Center, along with Richmond Eye and Ear, would like to congratulate Barry E. Roper, M. D. for becoming president of Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Roper was sworn-in to this prestigious position on Saturday, June 11, 2010, at the annual Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons board meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Roper began practicing ophthalmology in Richmond in 1978 when he founded the Richmond Ophthalmic Associates. He was the sole practitioner for Richmond Ophthalmic Associates, Ltd., for 18 years before merging his practice with Richmond Eye Associates, P. C., in 1996. Since that time, he has been practicing with the seven-member group at Richmond Eye Associates, and this remains his main practice in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Roper began implanting intraocular lenses in conjunction with cataract surgery in 1982. He operated at the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital from 1978 until its closure in 2002, when he came to Stony Point Surgery Center. Dr. Roper served as Chief of Staff of the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital from 1993 through 1996. He has previously held such esteemed positions as Chief of Ophthalmology at Johnston-Willis and Chippenham Hospitals and served the American College of Surgeons on its Committee for Applicants for ten years. Dr. Roper is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Roper practices at Richmond Eye Associates (REA), a premier opthamalogy care and services office dedicated to providing stellar medical, surgical and vision care at three office locations and optical shops. The group of practicing doctors includes cornea, external disease and glaucoma sub-specialists. With thirty years of experience, Dr. Roper provides comprehensive eye care including routine eye examinations, small incision cataract and implant surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration assessments, and medical and laser treatment of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. Dr. Roper and his associates at REA utilize advanced technology including Optical Coherence Tomography and digital photographic imaging to assess conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Dr. Roper operates at Stony Point Surgery Center.

About Stony Point Surgery Center
Stony Point Surgery Center, Central Virginia’s premier outpatient surgery center, offers adult and pediatric surgical services to heal a broad spectrum of routine and special health issues. With more than 70 board-certified surgeons and an extensive nursing staff, Stony Point Surgery Center is able to quickly diagnose and treat a wide variety of simple and complex health issues. The Center follows flexible operating hours and utilizes the latest innovations in medical treatments and technology. Stony Point Surgery Center also has a dedicated Children’s Center, where special attention to pediatric medical services and treatments for the youngest of patients is offered in a loving, informative and supportive environment. For additional information about Stony Point Surgery Center, please call (804) 775-4500 or visit us online at www. StonyPointSC. com.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

CMMB and Telecare TV Reveal the Best Kept Secret in the World of Global Health

CMMB and Telecare TV Reveal the Best Kept Secret in the World of Global Health

Integrated Marketing Campaign Features Traditional and Social Media Outreach to Millions

New York, NY (Vocus) October 15, 2010

CMMB has launched an integrated marketing campaign featuring a new weekly series featuring the global healthcare work of Catholic Medical Mission Board. The first show, an overview of CMMB’s work in the developing world, will premier at 1:30pm, Eastern Time, on Sunday, October 17th. It will air on Telecare TV, accessible via Cablevison and FIOS Cable. All shows will also be available the next day after initial airing beginning 2:00pm, Eastern Time, via CMMBHEALS. ORG. The shows will reveal one of the best-kept secrets in the world of global public health: CMMB’s nearly 100-year history of serving the underserved.

In speaking of the series, CMMB’s president and chief executive officer, John F. Galbraith, stated: “For many, CMMB is the best-kept secret in the world of international healthcare. Yet, last year, we received more than 100,000 gifts from our very loyal donors. We are hoping, with this series and our integrated marketing campaign around it, to pay tribute to them and to introduce our work to new donors.”

CMMB is using a variety of traditional and social media to promote its weekly series, including a special microsite for the series, CMMBHEALS. ORG. In addition, the 12-program series is being introduced to friends of CMMB via Facebook and Twitter, direct mail, e-mails and press releases. CMMB has established a text to pledge for $10 gifts.

Since its beginning in 1912, CMMB’s work has been providing healthcare to those in need, touching lives and bringing health and hope to those in need in more than 100 countries. Among the topics featured in the weekly series are:
Healing Help -- CMMB’s program of providing donated medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics around the world. MVP -- CMMB’s Medical Volunteer Progam -- that provides medical professionals to medical facilities for long-term or short-term tours of duty. CMMB Helps Mothers and Children -- featuring CMMB’s in-country programs that benefit children -- mostly under five years of age -- and their mothers CMMB on the Frontlines -- meeting the challenge of HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases

The twelve 30-minute programs will air numerous times weekly throughout the year.
The schedule is as follows:

Sundays at 1:30PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30AM & 8:30PM
Saturdays at 9:00PM

More About CMMB
With nearly 100 years of service since 1912, CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) is the leading U. S.-based Catholic charity focused exclusively on global healthcare. The organization has been working to heal and save lives throughout the world since 1912. CMMB’s medical volunteer, donated medicines, HIV/AIDS, child survival and neglected tropical diseases programs and initiatives focus on making healthcare available to all. Last year, with revenues of more than $285 million, CMMB worked in nearly 50 countries, serving the poorest of the poor. Specifically, Healing Help, CMMB’s medical donation program, set a record, delivering supplies valued at more than $265 million to 161 hospitals, clinics and other health facilities in 39 countries. MVP, CMMB’s medical volunteer program, placed 73 long-term volunteers and facilitated the placement of an additional 475 short-term volunteers in 27 countries. Its HIV/AIDS programs reached more than 258,000 people.

CMMB is headquartered in New York City, at 10 West 17th Street. It also maintains a Washington, D. C. office. Globally, it has offices in Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, Southern Sudan, and Zambia. In 2009, CMMB received contributions from 46,886 individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.

CMMBHEALS. ORG
1 877 499 HEAL
Text HEALING to 85944 to give $10

More About Telecare TV
Telecare - The Best in Catholic Television! ® is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art television and production facility. For more than 40 years, Telecare Television has been dedicated to answering a critical need: to provide millions of viewers with quality, value-oriented Catholic television. Our broadcast schedule airs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, reaching millions of households on Cablevision channels 29 and 137 as well as Verizon FiOs Channel 296.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Author DÂ’elve releases second book, INAUDIBLE

Author DÂ’elve releases second book, INAUDIBLE

DÂ’elve confronts the inner demons of his childhood, traveling to a childhood fraught with physical, mental and sexual abuse. In plain, strikingly dramatic prose poems, DÂ’elve faces the issues he has so long ignored, finding the true, inspiring power that comes with dealing with oneÂ’s own past, forgiving his tormentors, and reaching out to others. Find out what over 1,500 readers of DÂ’elveÂ’s first book already know: this is an emotional journey worth taking.

Cookstown, NJ (PRWEB) September 15, 2005

D’elve – a New Jersey-based poet – is proud to announce the release of his second book, Inaudible. This book chronicles a young man’s coming to terms with a childhood of sexual, mental and physical abuse-through confronting his fears, forgiving his abusers and reaching out to others. D’elve’s first book, My Gift, My Word, was an independent, self-published hit, selling over 1,500 copies online.

Written in simple, jarring verse, Inaudible is 70 pages long. The reader is transported to a young boy’s first experiences with abuse. The horrible cruelties he suffers are increased many-fold with the knowledge that the abuse is received from “trusted” family friends and members of his very own family. He turns to others for help, and is ignored. “Manufractured” he states on one page, “Man U Fractured Me,” on the next - we the audience, are simultaneously moved and angered. The beauty of D’elve’s writings is that it becomes a spiritual experience. Without being preachy, he shares with us how he has learned to forgive, and rise above and beyond the grasp of the past.

About the Author

DÂ’elve is a 26-year old currently living in Cookstown, NJ. He discovered writing as a release from the abuse he suffered - and once he started, he was hooked. His first book, My Gift, My Word, was actually written for family members, until a friend read it, and urged him to publish it. He made the book available online, and word of mouth fueled sales of over 1,500 books. DÂ’elve is an ordained minister and founder of Battle Ground Youth Ministries in Philadelphia, an organization that has helped many troubled youth and young adults go on to lead healthy productive lives.

D’elve recently founded the Noted Poet Society, promoting poets that have experienced the impediments of life but have found resurrection, Inner strength and a will to rise above and beyond! This young man is dedicated to changing live and is respectfully referred to as the “ whale of inspiration.”

Be sure to visit his website: www. notedpoets. com

Copies of Inaudible go on sale September 26, 2005. They may be purchased online at Amazon. com or may be requested at any local bookstore by providing the store with the title, ISBN, or author name. For more information, contact DÂ’elve at (609) 346-9329.

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LocumTenens. com Partners with Medical Justice to Protect Physicians from Meritless Litigation

LocumTenens. com Partners with Medical Justice to Protect Physicians from Meritless Litigation

LocumTenens. com, a full-service physician recruitment firm and operator of the industry’s largest internet job board, has announced a partnership with Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation.

Alpharetta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 29, 2010

LocumTenens. com, a full-service physician recruitment firm and operator of the industry’s largest internet job board, has announced a partnership with Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation. Through the partnership, Medical Justice will provide membership and protective services to physicians while on assignment with LocumTenens. com.

The Medical Justice program for LocumTenens. com will supplement the traditional professional liability insurance and medical malpractice coverage already provided through LocumTenens. com. Beginning January 1, 2011, the program will provide physicians working through LocumTenens. com access to services and strategies proven to lessen the occurrence of meritless malpractice claims.

“Medical Justice is a true pioneer in the healthcare industry, and they share our dedication to listening to what our physicians and healthcare clients are saying, and working to provide proactive solutions at every level,” said Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens. com. “This partnership will add enormous value to our physicians as well as our clients employing these physicians, safeguarding their money and reputations from meritless legal threats.”

Some of the services provided through the Medical Justice program include:
Allocation of up to $100,000 for counterclaim prosecution Establishment of pre-emptive critical practice infrastructure to deter plaintiffs Proactive early action strategy that can be executed in the event of frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits. Access to PEER team of volunteer defense experts

About LocumTenens. com
Founded in 1995, LocumTenens. com is a full-service physician recruitment firm specializing in emergency medicine, primary care (including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and hospitalists), anesthesiology and CRNA, psychiatry, radiology and surgery with U. S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. LocumTenens. com operates an internet job board with direct access to thousands of jobs -- in all specialties -- posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens. com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit http://www. locumtenens. com/welcome] or call 800-562-8663.

About Medical Justice
Run by physicians for physicians, Medical Justice, headquartered in Greensboro, NC, is a membership-based organization that offers proven services and proprietary methods to protect physicians' most valuable assets -- their practice and reputation. The company offers proactive services to deter frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits, prevent Internet defamation and provide proven strategies for successful counterclaim prosecution. Medical Justice works as a supplement to conventional professional liability insurance. The frequency of frivolous suits is dramatically reduced for its plan members. For more information, visit http://www. medicaljustice. com] or call 877-MED-JUST (1-877-633-5878).

Media Contact:
Meigan Manis, Senior Public Relations & New Media Specialist
Phone: (678) 992-1276
Email: media(at)locumtenens(dot)com

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