Sunday, September 30, 2007

Estate Planning for Financially Savvy Parents and Grandparents

Estate Planning for Financially Savvy Parents and Grandparents

Article by Marc H. List, J. D., CPA of Goldstein Lewin & Co. appears on www. matureresources. org, a Website for Boomers and their parents. This article describes how estate planning methods can be used to finance a child or grandchild's college education.

(PRWEB) September 9, 2004

College costs are escalating rapidly. The parent or grandparent of a 3-year-old can expect that childÂ’s 4-year college education at a state school such as Florida State University to cost nearly $100,000 assuming only a 5% tuition inflation rate. Costs at an Ivy League university such as Yale are predicted to be nearly $350,000.

“Parents and grandparents have a variety of options in addition to the well publicized 529 plans that can fund a child’s education,” states Marc H. List, J. D., CPA, a shareholder at Goldstein Lewin & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.

“Depending upon the option selected, the funds placed in a particular account may provide tax-free accumulation. In the case of certain properly structured insurance contracts, money may be borrowed for a variety of uses and the eventual death benefit collected with no tax effects. One or more of these options can be used as an integral component of estate planning.”

An explanation of these and other estate planning techniques appear in Mr. List’s article, “Inventing Tomorrow — Estate Planning for the Financially Savvy Parent and Grandparent” that appears on the website www. matureresources. org.

MatureResources. org is a national monthly Internet magazine featuring news and feature articles for baby boomers through seniors. Each month, expert writers cover a wide range of subjects including: financial planning, health and wellness, Senior Focus, and home and leisure. For more information, visit the website www. matureresources. org or contact Sharon Cutler, Certified Senior Advisor at (561) 375-8603.

Goldstein Lewin is listed in "Florida Trend" as one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the state of Florida. It offers a comprehensive range of accounting and business consulting services including corporate governance issues, cost segregation studies, eldercare management, accounting and auditing including SEC compliance; tax services; technology consulting; wealth preservation and estate planning; business valuation; financial planning, employee benefits programs and litigation consulting.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Harley Medical Group Reveals Party Season Drives Foot Filler Enquiries

The Harley Medical Group Reveals Party Season Drives Foot Filler Enquiries

The Harley Medical Group reports growth in non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the run up to Christmas, with bookings for the most popular treatments up 14% month on month for November.

London, UK (PRWEB) December 17, 2009

The Harley Medical Group reveals that whilst Botox remains the most popular pre-Christmas treatment, accounting for 73% of non surgical injectable treatments carried out during November, with dermal fillers - particularly for the lips and brow areas are also up 22% year on year. More unusual filler requests received this year are for 'foot fillers', with patients keen to use fillers to plump up the ball of the foot in the sole of the feet to provide some "party padding" to ease the pain of high heels during the party season.

Dr Nick Milojevic said, "It is common for patients to manage their schedules of non surgical treatments in order to have some pre Christmas fillers and non surgical treatments in the run up to Christmas, to get them camera-ready for the festive season. This year, however, we have received increased enquiries for foot fillers, a technique of using fillers to pad out the ball of the foot to reduce the pain cause by more vertiginous heels. We do say to patients that the results are not long lasting because of the high impact on this area of the body so that they should think twice before spending the money."

Liz Dale, Director, The Harley Medical Group, said, "We're still talking tiny numbers of foot fillers in the grand scale of things. Partox - Botox (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/line--and--wrinkle-treatments/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/line--and--wrinkle-treatments/)) for the party season is still the no.1 injectable this season."

Other treatments seeing seasonal increases include dermal fillers (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/dermal-fillers/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/dermal-fillers/)) which work to plump out the skin giving fuller, smoother cheeks and a Christmas picture pout. Chemical peels, which work to remove the top surface of dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and firmer, has also seen an increase of over 300% following the recent wintery weather and introduction of new effective peels including the popular Obagi Blue Peel.

Liz Dale cautioned, "Before booking in an appointment for any kind of injectable procedure patients should always check with their practitioner that they are a registered healthcare professional."

Notes to editors:

About The Harley Medical Group:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK's largest cosmetic surgery (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/)) provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 450,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all plastic surgery (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/plastic-surgery/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/plastic-surgery/)) and non surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.

PR Contact:
Hannah Walsh
Rain UK
2 Greycoat Place
London
SW1P 1SB
020 7222 4345
Www. harleymedical. co. uk

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dr. Labovitz Completed Training in Limb Salvage and Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Ilizarov Center

Dr. Labovitz Completed Training in Limb Salvage and Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Ilizarov Center

Dr. Jonathan Labovitz completed an extensive training course in Kurgan, Russia at the Ilizarov Center. The training was focused on limb salvage and reconstruction of complex foot and ankle conditions. WIth the changing landscape in health care, these innovative techniques will help to decrease amputation rates in diabetes and can substantially cut the significant costs these diabetic complications place on our healthcare system.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2009

Dr. Jonathan Labovitz recently had the unique opportunity to train at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics Center (RISC-RTO) located in the Siberian city of Kurgan. The Center is named after its founder and pioneer in the field of orthopedics, the late Professor Gavriil A. Ilizarov.

The training course was designed for a select group of United States surgeons who were invited by Small Bone Innovations, Inc., the company with the exclusive educational agreement with RISC-RTO. The program was designed to enhance the surgeon's skills in the fields of limb salvage and limb lengthening to correct deformity.

Prof. Vladimir Shevtsov, General Director of the RISC-RTO, said: "We are helping to train surgeons from around the world to solve complex orthopedic problems, such as lower limb reconstruction to avoid amputation, limb lengthening, and the correction of even the most severe deformities."

Minimally invasive external fixation techniques, based [in part] on the Ilizarov experience and teachings, are important in treating lower limb conditions vulnerable to infection. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases involving limb salvage. Diabetes accounts for more than 60% of non-traumatic lower leg amputations with the risk of lower leg amputation 30 to 40 times higher in diabetics compared to non-diabetics. Unhealed foot ulcers are one of the most common complications in diabetes, usually starting the process toward amputations. This problem cost approximately $92 billion dollars to the health care system in 2002. The new techniques in limb salvage look toward prevention and a potential for a significant cost savings.

Dr. Labovitz said "the enhanced limb salvage and deformity training I received while studying in Russia has given me even more hope of being able to keep people functioning normally while saving limbs that were once thought to be destined for amputation. The future of medicine depends on prevention and overall wellness for future cost prevention. These innovative techniques provide us the ability to save limbs and keep people working towards and achieving these preventive and fiscally responsible goals. Learning from the surgeons who developed these very principles was an experience of a lifetime."

About the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center
The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, in Kurgan, Russia is associated with the Russian Federal Agency that oversees advanced medical technology. The Center is the largest in the world specializing in treatment of complex orthopedic problems and best known for its practice and teaching of The Ilizarov Method.

The Center is a magnet for surgeons and patients worldwide for training and treatment in The Ilizarov Method and a wide variety of procedures including joint replacement and arthroscopy techniques. The techniques are patented in the Russian Federation and abroad.

The Center's training faculty was established in 1979 under the late Prof. G. A. Ilizarov.

During the past 28 years, approximately 400 training courses have been conducted and were attended by more than 10,000 surgeons. A further 28 courses have been organized overseas for hospital departments or societies.

The Center is the only clinical institution in Russia whose system of quality management has been certified as meeting the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The Center is also registered as one of the largest hospitals in the world with the ability to treat up to 1,000 patients simultaneously.

About Small Bone Innovations, Inc.
Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) was founded in 2004 by Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, (VB), a New York-based merchant banking firm that specializes in the musculoskeletal/orthopedic sector. VB created SBi as the first company to focus purely on small bones & joints. By integrating established companies and professionals in the field, SBi offers a broad, clinically proven portfolio of products and technologies to treat trauma and diseases in small bones & joints.

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

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Author Of The Month - Authors-Speakers. com

Author Of The Month - Authors-Speakers. com

Authors-Speakers. com has chosen Dr. Dina Bachelor Evan as the Author of the Month

(PRWEB) July 23, 2002

Authors-Speakers. com has chosen Dr. Dina Bachelor Evan as the Author of the Month

Dr. Dina Bachelor Evan

Dr. Evan has sixteen years of experience giving work shops, seminar presentations and psychotherapy. She works with many high-profile clients in Los Angeles and Phoenix. She has Ph. D's in Holistic Health and Psychology.

Dina is a daring, engaging speaker who touches audiences with bolts of truth and humor that ignite the soul. Her authenticity gives attendees permission to look deeply within themselves and find a willingness to begin to create positive change.

Evan provides new tools and concepts that are original, practical and wise. While she portrays a sense of urgency around the need for change, she also does so with playful humor and safety.

Dr. Evan speaks on topics ranging from: relationships, interpersonal skills, ethical communication, ethical boundaries, visioning both personal and corporate, motivation, finding the meaning in life, and success.

She has achieved national and international acclaim as a human right advocate and has been presented with several awards.

Books:

Break Up or Break Through

The Trouble with Marriage

Love From the Inside out

Seminars:

Healing the Healer

Break Through Relationship Weekend Experiences

She offer corporate training, visioning and motivational workshops.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ErgoPro, Inc. Offers a Healthier Ergonomic Alternative to Everyday Home, School and Office Products

ErgoPro, Inc. Offers a Healthier Ergonomic Alternative to Everyday Home, School and Office Products.

Wendy Young, Ergonomic expert and founder of ErgoPro, Inc. designs and sells Ergonomically designed products for health

(PRWEB) February 3, 2005

Backaches, eyestrain, wrist trouble and a stiff neck can all be a thing of the past with the use of Ergonomically Designed products. These Products are designed with the natural skeletal and muscular composure of the body in mind. According to Certified Ergonomist and ErgoPro, Inc. founder, Wendy Young, “Ergonomics are about conforming your workspace to you, rather then you conforming to it.”

Fortune 500 companies have caught on to the benefits of keeping their valued employees healthy and comfortable. Companies such as Exxon Mobile, BP Amoco, and The Houston Chronicle have called upon Wendy Young for both Ergonomic Consulting and to purchase products.

You can “Ergonomize” your home or office by visiting ErgoPro’s online store, www. ErgoPro. com

Ergonomic Product Offerings Include:

Computer Mice Computer Keyboards Telephone Headsets Adjustable Chairs & other Furniture Footrests Writing Instruments Stretch Software Computer Glare Screens Arm and Wrist Rests And much moreÂ

Wendy YoungÂ’s Services Include:

In-office consulting Ergonomic Reports Product Implementation Product Distribution

Visit: www. ErgoPro. com for a complete list of product offerings, price points and company information!

Contact:

Allison Kugel

Allison Dawn PR

Ph: 516-942-0264

Email: allisondawnpr@aol. com

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Madigan Pratt & Associates Launches Marketing Tracker

Madigan Pratt & Associates Launches Marketing Tracker

New marketing tracking product helps businesses identify what efforts drive results and get the best marketing return on investment.

Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) December 10, 2009

Madigan Pratt & Associates (http://www. madiganpratt. com/), a customer relationship marketing agency, has launched Marketing Tracker. The cost-effective marketing tracking (http://www. mktgtracker. com/?vsrefdom=mtpr) product helps businesses pinpoint what efforts are working.

“In today’s current economic climate, both large and small organizations are challenged to generate business and improve their bottom line with an increasingly limited marketing budget,” says Madigan Pratt, Managing Director at Madigan Pratt & Associates. “Organizations need detailed data so they can measure the impact of their communications and make more informed decisions. Marketing Tracker allows organizations to know exactly what is or is not working to generate consumer response – so they can spend their dollars wisely and get better marketing results.”

Marketing Tracker leverages the agency’s direct marketing expertise. The agency’s seasoned professionals have extensive experience in generating marketing results in the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, luxury services and hospitality industries.

By integrating unique phone numbers and Web site URLs into print and online advertising efforts, Marketing Tracker lets businesses see what advertising is driving responses, getting marketing results (http://www. mktgtracker. com/?_vsrefdom=mtpr) and generating the best return on investment. Madigan Pratt & Associates issues customized reports with detailed call center data and Web analytics. The comprehensive real-time call data can also help organizations improve call center management by monitoring sales call effectiveness and adjusting call staffing and hours to meet demand.

Several of Madigan Pratt & Associates clients have already begun gaining insights into their marketing campaigns by using Marketing Tracker. The proprietary marketing tracking product is available to any organization looking to be more effective in their advertising programs.

For more information about Marketing Tracker, visit http://www. mktgtracker. com (http://www. mktgtracker. com) or call (757) 941-5559.

About Madigan Pratt & Associates, Inc.
A customer relationship marketing agency specializing in the luxury services market, Madigan Pratt & Associates creates programs that help clients get marketing results by attracting and retaining profitable customers. Principals with more than 30 years experience at some of the world’s largest advertising and direct marketing companies lead the agency’s team of marketing, creative, public relations and social media professionals.

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

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Nature Swiss Releases All Natural Diet Management Product

Nature Swiss Releases All Natural Diet Management Product

Nature Swiss is releasing Nature Diet, an all natural advanced formula designed to help loose weight and aid in the daily management.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 6, 2004

Nature Swiss is releasing Nature Diet, an all natural advanced formula designed to help loose weight and aid in the daily management.

In this coming holiday season when gatherings with friends and family are more frequent, our food intake increases thus the propensity to gain weight occurs. Nature Swiss has come up with an advanced formula that can help sustain a dietary plan. Maintains metabolism at healthier levels and leaves a satiated feeling thus discouraging over eating. The formula combines hydroxycitric acid, an extract from the Garcinia cambogia fruit, with important nutrients involved in fat metabolism such as chromium, L-carnitine, manganese, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.

Nature Diet is designed to provide nutritional support as part of a weight management program that includes a healthy diet and exercise. This product is available in at selected retailers and at our online store at www. natureswiss. com

About Nature Swiss,

Nature Swiss is a purveyor of fine health supplements and uses for each formula the latest in nutritional science. Nature Swiss utilizes only the finest and purest natural ingredients in combination with the most advanced production technology; this ensures that the original strength and benefits can be maintained at its best when taken. Nature Swiss offers a doctor recommended, medical grade, lab tested, potency guaranteed line of products for your most important need: your wellness.

Our Targeted Lifestyle Solutions are designed to provide an easy approach to a balanced combination of nutritional supplements based on the requirements of each individual. This desire for excellence results in formulas and products that we consider to be the finest available in the market today. Our line of products consists of a wide range of Vitamins, Minerals, Herbal and Vegetarian formulas to suit your needs.

Source: Nature Swiss Laboratories, LLC

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

New Antimicrobial Coating Option for DORMA Locks, Exit Devices, Trim Ideal for Ultra-Clean Environments and Public Venues

New Antimicrobial Coating Option for DORMA Locks, Exit Devices, Trim Ideal for Ultra-Clean Environments and Public Venues

With the introduction of a new coating option featuring antimicrobial protection, several DORMA Architectural Hardware products can now meet the strict specifications for projects in which ultra-clean tactile surfaces are desired or necessary.

Reamstown, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2009

With the introduction of a new coating option featuring antimicrobial protection, several DORMA Architectural Hardware (www. dorma-usa. com) products can now meet the strict specifications for projects in which ultra-clean tactile surfaces are desired or necessary.

In environments such as healthcare facilities, educational institutions, food processing and manufacturing areas, public venues, office buildings, hotels, and restaurants, the new antimicrobial-protected coating can add an increased level of cleanliness due to its microbe growth-inhibiting properties.

DORMA's CL800 Cylindrical, ML9000 Mortise and D800 Deadbolt lockset series offer the coating option on levers, roses, escutcheons, thumbturns, trim rings and cylinder face plates. For the DORMA family of exit devices, the coating is added to the touchbar, touchbar rail, chassis cover, end cap, surface vertical rods and latch covers, as well as to the following trim components: escutcheon, plate, rose, lever, knob, pull and thumbturn.

The clear-finish, antimicrobial-protected coating requires no additional prep considerations. An "AM" logo applied to each treated surface will assure end-users of the hardware's antimicrobial features. Under DORMA's warranty, antimicrobial-treated surfaces are protected for the life of the product provided coating remains on treated surfaces. Antimicrobial protection is limited to the treated article and does not protect a user against disease-causing bacteria.

The antimicrobial technology is an additive to the powder coating material used on the hardware. It is supplied by Agion Technologies, Wakefield, Mass., a recognized leader in the development of antimicrobial solutions for products ranging from door hardware to footwear. The Agion antimicrobial substance is registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Food and Drug Administration, and the United States Department of Agriculture as maintained by the National Sanitation Foundation.

For more information about the antimicrobial coating, contact DORMA Architectural Hardware at 1-800-523-8483 or visit www. dorma-usa. com.

About DORMA Group North America:
DORMA Group North America manufactures and markets a wide range of products for the architectural openings industry, with a particular focus on commercial and institutional openings. Part of The DORMA Group worldwide, DORMA Group North America comprises DORMA Architectural Hardware, DORMA Glas, Modernfold, DORMA Canada, DORMA Mexico, and DORMA Entrance Systems -- which markets products and services under the DORMA Automatics, Crane Revolving Door and Carolina Door Controls brands.

DORMA Group North America offerings include safety and security products, locks, door closers, exit devices, glass hardware and patch fittings, sliding and swinging automatic doors, revolving doors and operable partitions.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Zerco Offers Secure ID Card Systems for Corporate America & Immigrant Workers

Zerco Offers Secure ID Card Systems for Corporate America & Immigrant Workers

Zerco Systems CEO John A. Niotti-Soltesz says Zerco offers secure ID cards with authentication functionality & biometric integrated solutions for corporate America & immigrant workers; Zerco is Official Technology Advisor to The Latino Coalition & has history focusing on ID Solutions.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 21, 2007

Zerco Systems, the Official Technology Advisor to The Latino Coalition (TLC), said the comprehensive immigration reform legislation before Congress is an important step in securing America and that the Zerco Identification Card System (Z-ID Cards), with its turn-key biometric identifier solution, offers "stand alone" versatility to provide tamper resistant ID for immigrants and employers in Corporate America.

John A. Niotti-Soltesz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zerco Systems International, Inc., said, "The Z-ID Cards System, with vast secure optical memory, can help generate a secure business environment for workers and companies throughout Corporate America."

"The Zerco turn-key integrated biometric ID management solution has the authentication functionality in place now to verify the millions of Permanent Resident Green Cards of immigrant workers, and as stand-alone systems can provide employers with verifiable information about hired workers," he said.

Congress is considering comprehensive immigration reform, with a variety of measures including a focus on helping American businesses gain access to immigrant workers with skills they seek.

Niotti-Soltesz added, "Employers can't afford to wait for the Government to address the technology protocols. Uncertain political action should no longer be a barrier to action. The technology solution exists to address the dilemma facing employers and Zerco is ready to provide Corporate America with a self-contained biometric Employee Worker Identity Card solution."

Niotti-Soltesz said, "Zerco has earned a strong track-record working with government and private sector technology integrators. For more than a decade, we focused on issues from secure passports and secure ID permanent resident visas to border crossing ID cards and related areas to help secure America."

He added, "Comprehensive immigration reform, such as advocated by The Latino Coalition, will lead to a more secure America, strengthened the U. S. economy and broadened our tax base. Zerco can provide secure identification for millions of legal immigrant workers and their employers to build business to the best spirit of America and benefit of the U. S. economy and society."

Zerco utilizes the most advanced biometrics technology available with vast optical card memory capacity featuring access protected information based on Zerco's proprietary algorithms and technology, with instantaneous on-site information using Zerco reader capability for a variety of security and information solutions for business and government.

Under the leadership of Hector V. Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition and former Administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration, and TLC President Robert De Posada, TLC monitors public policy at local, state and federal levels to help build bridges of understanding throughout America, where over 41 million Latinos represent 14 per cent of the U. S. population. TLC is the national advocate of business, economic and social development of Hispanics in America.

Niotti-Soltesz said, "Zerco is proud to help build a stronger America as part of TLC's comprehensive immigration reform initiatives, part of which are focused on empowering companies with a viable identification system for workers."

Zerco, based in Brookfield, Ohio, is a developer and integrator of proprietary optical memory card technology and biometric verification-based ID systems for homeland security and healthcare, with ID management solutions for government, Corporate America and others concerned about security and protected information, both domestically and internationally. Zerco is online at www. zerco. com.

On behalf of TLC, Niotti-Soltesz said Zerco's initial work will focus on two pilot programs utilizing its proprietary optical card technology in the development of worker identification cards and health cards.

Zerco advises TLC about best technology solutions for its comprehensive immigration reform efforts.

Niotti-Soltesz said, "Initially, Zerco will conduct two important pilot programs through the TLC. We expect the first program to get underway and focus on the visitor worker ID challenges we face in America. The second program is expected to begin work to initiate a comprehensive health card ID system using Zerco's proprietary optical card and card reader technology."

Niotti-Soltesz added, "Through the TLC's effort to promote comprehensive immigration reform, we will address the need for a biometric optical card to provide adequate identification to address illegal worker problems affecting companies and individuals."

He noted, "Through TLC and its Corporate America and other members and sponsors, Zerco will be technology advisor on health care initiatives that affect workers, especially in Hispanic communities in Southern Border States."

Zerco Systems' optical card technology has a wide range of important applicability. In security, the multi-dimensional and high flexible Zerco Systems software and hardware can be of significant use in monitoring borders and protecting harbors. In healthcare, the vast storage capacity of the Zerco Health-eCard meets the needs of providing a personalized single source medical record for all Americans.

Zerco Systems has many corporate alliances, which have included being a subcontractor of Anteon International Corporation, a General Dynamics company, in connection with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) initiative to identify persons entering the U. S. along southern borders. In the past, Zerco Systems also has teamed with the Computer Sciences Corporation relating to Department of Homeland Security airport, seaport and border security.

(ZS-13)

Contact: Brian Dobson, DobsonPR. com & Zerco VP-PR, 203-894-9240, BD(at)DobsonPR. com

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Announcing BridgeFront's 2011 HIPAA Distance Learning Program

Announcing BridgeFront's 2011 HIPAA Distance Learning Program

Announcing BridgeFront's 2011 edition HIPAA distance learning program; choose from two online courses on HIPAA Privacy and Security, one with audio and one without audio.

Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) November 3, 2010

BridgeFront, an online education firm, announces Tuesday its newly released HIPAA Privacy and Security Overview online courses. This is BridgeFront’s sixth edition of the course; the content is focused on HIPAA re-certification, and it's available with audio and without audio. All of BridgeFront HIPAA courses are written by nationally-recognized experts and include interactive, engaging features.

BridgeFront's HIPAA course library offers more than 50 role-based courses. Roles are available for Business Associates, Human Resources, Hospitals, Provider Practices, Employers, and State and Local Government. BridgeFront also offers a wide spectrum of electronic how-to guides on HIPAA compliance.

"As the year comes to a close, many organizations are thinking about their annual HIPAA refresher training for 2011," says Peter Cizik, CEO of BridgeFront. "Our new HIPAA Overview courses for 2011 are ideal for new hires and existing staff. Since 2002, we've offered HIPAA online education along with some of the best HIPAA guides and manuals available."

A sample demonstration course from our HIPAA web-based course library is available from the BridgeFront web site. BridgeFront's courses include engaging audio, scenario-based review questions, a post-test, a "Certificate of Mastery" and extensive administrative monitoring features. All courses are accessible online for a full year.

For more information, visit http://www. bridgefront. com/solutions_education_hipaa. php, contact us via email at info(at)bridgefront(dot)com or call (866) 447-2211.

About BridgeFront

Rated as a top-tier provider by its clients, BridgeFront delivers online education to healthcare, government, business and education - large and small. A reliable hosted learning management system allows organizations to take skill-building courses as-is, to modify courses or design their own. Helping organizations build competencies in compliance, the revenue cycle, nursing and customer service communications - BridgeFront stands a leader in responsiveness and service. For more information, visit http://www. bridgefront. com.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Most Important Health Test You Can Get

The Most Important Health Test You Can Get

ItÂ’s quick (30 seconds), painless, and inexpensive. It identifies potential for the disease that kills one of every two men, one out of three women. Advocates say that no other diagnostic effort even comes close to the power of this single test. What is it? A CT heart scan.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2005

Former President Bill Clinton, talk show host Larry King, late-night comedian David Letterman, St. Louis CardinalsÂ’ pitcher Darryl Kile. What do they all have in common? They all suffered from coronary heart disease, all diagnosed on the eve of catastrophe. Should we regard their stories as high-tech heart care success stories? Or are they examples of the failure of early detection?

“With early detection of hidden coronary plaque, there’s less and less reason to suffer a heart attack or undergo bypass surgery. Major heart procedures should become relics of the past,” claims cardiologist William Davis, MD. Davis believes that Clinton, King, Letterman, and Kile could have easily, painlessly, and effectively averted the dangers of heart disease, likely even avoided the need for major heart procedures if given the right strategies. “The tools for circumventing, even abolishing, these previous facts-of-life, have advanced considerably and are available to every adult in the U. S.“ Key among the right tools, Davis says, is a CT heart scan. He details his views in his new book, Track Your Plaque: The only heart disease prevention program that shows you how to use the new heart scans to detect, track, and control coronary plaque. Dr. Davis has successfully applied this approach in hundreds of his own patients.

“By measuring coronary plaque, heart scans are an actual gauge of heart disease itself, unlike cholesterol and other risk factors which only suggest statistical risk for heart attack,” Davis explains.

Bill Clinton underwent stress tests every year for five years during and following the end of his second term in office. Exiting his last test, “I aced it!” he proudly declared. Months later, he appeared in the emergency room at New York Hospital/Columbia with unstable chest pain symptoms. Extensive blockages of all three coronary arteries (>90%) were diagnosed through a heart catheterization, and Mr. Clinton underwent a quadruple coronary bypass operation.

USA Today reported that “Dr. Allan Schwartz, chief of cardiology at the hospital, said that given the extent of Clinton's blockage there was a ‘substantial likelihood that he would have suffered a substantial heart attack in the near future.’ [Surgeon Craig] Smith said that it was ‘obvious relatively quickly that what he needed was an operation.’” After the surgery, the doctors boasted of their success, calling the procedure lifesaving. Media reports glowed with descriptions of high-tech hospital care.

Davis asks, “What if Mr. Clinton’s heart disease had been detected five or ten years earlier? Could his near-fatal event been prevented? Could he have avoided bypass surgery?”

Pitcher Kile’s sad experience illustrates even more clearly the potential benefit of detecting hidden coronary plaque early. “Hidden coronary plaque is now as easy to detect as high blood pressure,” Davis says. “Tragedies like Kile’s simply shouldn’t happen anymore. Early detection of silent heart disease empowers you to take preventive action well before life-threatening danger surfaces.”

There are now some 200 CT scanners nationwide with the capability of providing detailed and precise images of the coronary arteries. A full listing of all scanners in the U. S. is available at the www. trackyourplaque. com website. DavisÂ’ book, Track Your Plaque, is available from Amazon. com, Barnes and Noble. com, bookstores, and www. trackyourplaque. com.

To interview Dr. Davis, call 414-456-1123.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Fitness Suite Announces Christi Taylor Affiliation

The Fitness Suite Announces Christi Taylor Affiliation

Christi Taylor, well know for her Solid Gold fitness DVD's, is the featured personality on The Fitness Suite hotel in-room workout series. Fitness Suite programming is available over the LodgeNet network of hotels.

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) November 4, 2004

The Fitness Suite, LLC, today announced the featured fitness personality for October is Christi Taylor. An in-depth interview with Ms. Taylor is available on The Fitness Suite website at www. FitnessSuite. com, and her exercise workouts can be viewed nationwide while traveling through the LodgeNet network of digital in-room hotels, such as, Embassy Suites, Ritz Carlton and Hilton.

Ms Taylor is a well-known fitness instructor whose DVD workouts are well suited to the traveler who wants to maintain a routine in the limited space of a hotel room while on the road. In the interview, Ms. Taylor gives tips on utilizing her workouts within confined space in order to relieve the stress of travel and keep on track with a healthy lifestyle.

Christi Taylor has just released two new DVDs: FUNKtional Fitness & StepSational. These two exercise workouts were a family project. Both of her sons are musicians and have participated in the music production of her DVDs. Ms. Taylor says in the interview, ”the movements are fun, the music is great, and it gives me just the right amount of intensity.”

Best known for her Solid Gold Step and Solid Gold Cardio fitness routines, the new workouts add more fun to a healthy regimen.

The Fitness Suite programming will be available on an expanding basis as additional programs are added over the next several months. Initial content programs will include: Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Cardio, Stretching, Core strength, Golf conditioning and Upper/Lower body target workouts.

More information on the two new DVDs, Ms. TaylorÂ’s appearance schedule, and purchase of her entire line of DVD workouts for home use can be found at www. taylordfitness. com.

The Fitness Suite (www. FitnessSuite. com) is an in-hotel, pay-per-view fitness package provider that currently consists of several unique exercise and fitness categories, each with multiple offerings. The Fitness Suite possesses the licensing and broadcasting rights to custom programming from established and renowned leaders in the fitness and wellness arena. The Fitness Suite believes that offering a wide range of choices is a key factor in the success of on-demand fitness for travelers. The company is privately held and based in Denver, Colorado.

For more information, please contact Melissa Crowley at 303 229 9566 or email melissa@fitnesssuite. com.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Recent Specialty Tea Institute (STI) Certification Leads Mother/Daughter Entrepreneurs to Establish Internet-Based Tea Company - ShopTwoForTea. com

Recent Specialty Tea Institute (STI) Certification Leads Mother/Daughter Entrepreneurs to Establish Internet-Based Tea Company - ShopTwoForTea. com

The entrepreneurs are anxious to share what they learned at the Specialty Tea Institute; not only can tea drinking be relaxing and pleasurable, but healthy as well. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported adding green tea to your diet speeds the metabolism and oxidation of fat without having the negative feeling of a racing heart rate. A researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that tea boosts the body's defenses against infection and contains a substance that might be turned into a drug to protect against disease by attacking invading bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 31, 2007

More and more varieties and blends of tea are appearing on supermarket shelves and in coffee cafes. Among them are many variations on the Green, Black, White and Red teas originating in Europe and the Mid and Far East. "Taking tea" is no longer considered an activity for the proper and affluent. Realizing the growing demand for tea, mother and daughter team Ernestine Jackson and Dara Jackson Wiggins recently completed a Specialty Tea Institute (STI) certification course at the Specialty Tea Institute (STI) - a division of the Tea Association of the USA, Inc. - then went on to establish their own Internet-based tea business - Two for Tea. Attaining STI certification represents major learning and achievement in the study of specialty teas and the tea industry.

From www. shoptwofortea. com, tea enthusiasts and folks who entertain may purchase tea preparation and serving accessories, gift baskets, a variety of teas derived from some of the best grade tea leaves, and other "tea things."

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that one research study shows that adding green tea to your diet speeds the metabolism and oxidation of fat without having the negative feeling of a racing heart rate.

A 2003 study performed by Dr. Jack F. Bukowski, a researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School found that tea boosts the body's defenses against infection and contains a substance that might be turned into a drug to protect against disease by attacking invading bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Aside from its health benefits, hot teas are simply delicious alternatives to coffee, and refreshing iced teas are frequently preferred over soft drinks.

The tea industry is a lucrative one as evidenced by the major corporations that have introduced new brands or purchased existing ones in order to capture a share of the billion-dollar tea market. Snapple®, Pepsi's Lipton® and Sobe® brands, Coca-Cola's Nestea® and Enviga™ brands are among the many prepared iced tea products that are available in bottles, cans and cartons.

Two for Tea invites you to take a break from the mass-produced supermarket-shelved teas, and enjoy the beverage as it is meant to be - steeped fresh for maximum enjoyment. Order your favorite variety today. shoptwofortea. com offers the following distinctive tea varieties and flavors, along with other "tea things:"
GREEN TEA: Jasmine, Sencha and Dragon Well BLACK TEA: Earl Grey, Earl Grey de la Crème, Five O'clock, Organic Darjeeling, and Winter Blend RED TEA: African Savannah and Rooibos (organic) FRUIT TEA: Sweet Cranberry

Jackson says, "Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, we are certain you'll find something of interest [on our website]. We offer fabulous tea things from fine loose teas to books on entertaining and tea history." "Two for Tea will help you brew up everything you need for a cup of tea with a friend or to host a large tea party," stated Jackson Wiggins, the daughter half of the team. "Our goal is to help you create your own tradition and special memories involving tea."

"TAKING TEA" TRIVIA*
High Tea (time): High tea or "meat tea" is dinner. During the second half of the Victorian Period known as the Industrial Revolution, working class families would return home tired and exhausted. The table would be set with substantially heavy dinner foods. It was termed "high" tea because the meal was eaten at a "high" dining table.

Low Tea (time): Afternoon tea is also called "low tea" as it was usually taken in a sitting room or withdrawing room where low tables (like a coffee table) were placed near sofas or chairs. Since this wasn't a meal, but rather like a late afternoon snack meant to stave off hunger, finger foods were the common fare.

ABOUT "TWO FOR TEA:"
Two for Tea was started in 2005 by a mother and daughter team, Ernestine Jackson and Dara Jackson Wiggins. However, their respective love of tea dates much further back. Many years ago, they happened on the idea of having afternoon tea parties. For five years, they invited friends and acquaintances to their homes for afternoon tea. The teas were a hit and each year the guest list grew, as did the tea offerings and the excitement surrounding the annual event. When the tea parties grew too large for either of their homes, they decided they had the makings of a business dedicated to the fine art of "taking tea." www. shoptwofortea. com

*Source: www. seedsofknowledge. com

Snapple® is a registered trademark of Snapple Beverage Corporation
Lipton® and Sobe® are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.
Nestea® and Enviga™ are registered trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company

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The Christmas Party Everyone Will Talk About

The Christmas Party Everyone Will Talk About

Polepeople Events kick off the party season in style by spicing up corporate or private parties. The celebrity choice, Polepeople is now making its events accessible to anyone wanting enhance the atmosphere of a special occasion and get people talking about their party for months to come.

UK (PRWEB) September 8, 2005

New for 2005, Polepeople Events can spice up corporate or private parties in style. The celebrity choice, PolepeopleÂ’s parties are discreet, daring and definitely different. Polepeople is now making its events accessible to anyone wanting enhance the atmosphere of a special occasion and get people talking about their party for months to come. 

Polepeople, the company pioneering the pole-dance health and well-being phenomenon in the UK, can host parties at many of its über glam London club and bar venues. By day, Polepeople’s award-winning trained instructors teach classes of men and women the art of pole dancing for fitness and well being, and by night, they can put on an amazing show.

Pole dancing will release inhibitions and get the party moving – it’s hilarious fun, safe, challenging and enjoyed by both men and women. Have a go yourself. Let your fingers to the walking as you get to grips with the pole under the watchful eye of a trained instructor and then relax as the Polepeople show takes over. Polepeople Events can also organize Champagne, cocktails and canapés upon request.

Costs are variable. Quotes available direct from Polepeople.

W: www. polepeople. co. uk

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For more information or to try a class complimentary session *** PRESS ONLY*** please call Philippa @ Urban Fox Communications

M: 07970056694

T: 01483 872072

About Polepeople:

Established in 2003 by Alison Hudd, 27, Polepeople holds courses for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced across London and plans to expand to other UK cities, including Bristol and Manchester, this year. At the top end of the market, Polepeople has significantly raised the standard for pole dance tuition. It is unique in that it strictly adheres to class size limits with just three girls per pole in most cases, enabling them to get the most out of each session. Polepeople also offers 1-2-1 tuition and private party services, including hen parties, and gift vouchers.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Baltimore/Arundel Mills Celebrate It's "May'd For Each Other" Grand Opening May 7th, 2009

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Baltimore/Arundel Mills Celebrate It's "May'd For Each Other" Grand Opening May 7th, 2009

On May 7th, 2009, the Baltimore/Arundel Mills community will celebrate the passing of April’s showers and the arrival of May’s flowers at the grand opening celebration of the Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Baltimore/Arundel Mills.

Baltimore/Arundel Mills, MD (Vocus) May 6, 2009

On May 7th, 2009, the Baltimore/Arundel Mills community will celebrate the passing of April’s showers and the arrival of May’s flowers at the grand opening celebration of the Hilton Garden Inn (http://baltimorearundelmills. hgi. com) & Homewood Suites (http://baltimorearundelmills. homewoodsuites. com) Baltimore/Arundel Mills. The 11-story, 250 rooms and suites hotel complex is the first of its kind. Housing two distinct brands under one roof, the upscale Hilton Garden Inn coupled with the extended-stay Homewood Suites by Hilton, the two hotels are clearly “May’d for Each Other.”

Located at 7491 New Ridge Road in Hanover, Maryland, the party is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 PM, complete with a wedding theme reception inside, including a piano and saxophone duet, and a poolside pig roast outside, featuring the live band, Looking for Lester. A treasure hunt throughout both hotels and remote control speed boat races in the pool will result in prizes for party guests. These prizes consist of an HD LCD television, concert tickets to see Keith Urban at the Verizon Center, free hotel stays, and gift certificates to various local restaurants in the Arundel Mills area, including Medieval Times, Dave & Busters and Jordan’s Steakhouse. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Stork’s Nest, a non-profit, prenatal education program that helps keep pregnant women and their babies healthy while fighting infant mortality. Partnering with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and March of Dimes, Stork’s Nest ensures that new mothers are informed throughout the pregnancy process and receive adequate medical care early and often.

Owned by The Buccini/Pollin Group of Washington, D. C. and operated by D. C.-based PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc., the Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Baltimore/Arundel Mills feature a total of 250 guestrooms and 3,700 square feet of flexible meeting space. This arrangement of two brands in one building enables the hotels to share amenities and while still keeping the design elements of each brand distinct and separate. For more information on the Hilton Garden Inn, visit www. baltimorearundelmills. hgi. com, and to learn more about the Homewood Suites, please visit www. baltimorearundelmills. homewoodsuites. com

About The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin)
Buccini/Pollin (http://www. bpgroup. net) is a privately held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Wilmington, DE, Washington DC, suburban Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired office, hotel, multifamily, townhouse, industrial, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed over $3 billion in assets, including six million SF of office, industrial, and retail space in 64 buildings, 3,200 hotel rooms in 17 hotels, six major residential communities, and 1,200 covered parking spaces. Buccini/Pollin is the largest privately held office landlord in the Philadelphia region.

About PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS)
PMHS (http://www. pmhs. com) is the hotel management affiliate of Buccini/Pollin. Based in Washington, DC, the company manages all of Buccini/Pollin’s hotel assets, providing development, technical consulting, on-site management, and accounting expertise. Concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, PMHS manages full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, and Choice families of brands. Since the opening of its first hotel in 1996, PMHS has participated in the development and acquisition/renovation of dozens of hotels with a market capitalization of $1 billion. PMHS is an approved management company for leading hotel brands, including the full-service Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites Hotel, and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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EX-FBI MOM WRITES A GUIDE TO SAFE CHILD CARE How Safe Is Your Child Care? The must have book for parents concerned about safe child care

EX-FBI MOM WRITES A GUIDE TO SAFE CHILD CARE How Safe Is Your Child Care? The must have book for parents concerned about safe child care.

How Safe Is Your Child Care? is the book parents need to be informed consumers of child care. Written by Anna Northcutt, a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and senior security executive with a Fortune 500 company, the book reassures parents that anxiety can be reduced when an informed decision has been made.

(PRWEB) March 29, 2002

EX-FBI MOM WRITES A GUIDE TO SAFE CHILD CARE

How Safe Is Your Child Care? The must-have book for all parents concerned about safe child care.

How Safe Is Your Child Care? is the book parents need to be informed consumers of child care. Written by Anna Northcutt, a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and senior security executive with a Fortune 500 company, the book is now available from the publisher, A. E. Watson, and on-line at www. howsafe. net

Parents concerns are real, recent media reports in California and Tennessee indicate that convicted criminals are working in many of the statesÂ’ child care centers.

“I actually started writing this book several years ago when corporate executives and employees asked me to help them find safe child care or hire workers for their homes. I expanded on that basic information creating a wonderful tool for all parents.” Mrs. Northcutt is a mother with more than twenty-five years of law enforcement and security experience. “I have investigated child care facilities, I have used child care facilities, and helped create one of the finest child care facilities in the United States.”

This is not a dry text book, but a revealing guide to understanding how to make the best informed child care decisions. One reviewer wrote, “I was delighted to find it so clear, readable and, for lack of a more creative term, user-friendly. It actually has me interested in the subject matter and I don’t need childcare.”

In understandable terms parents are told what to look for when visiting a center, from the clean floors to safe play areas. Parents learn how medication should be controlled, why there are off-limits areas, and which health and background checks must be conducted on all child care employees.

From the stories of her own child care and parenting experiences, parents can take comfort in these common situations and gain valuable information from Mrs. NorthcuttÂ’s professional look at this important industry.

Millions of parents use child care everyday and many are worried and anxious about their choices. How Safe Is Your Child Care? reassures parents that anxiety can be reduced when an informed decision has been made.

Mrs. Northcutt tells audiences, “Children are so precious and vulnerable, adults must always be alert to ensure their safety. My goal is to help parents become less passive in the use of child care, to ask hard questions and to look closely at child care facilities.”

Contact Information:

Anna Northcutt

A. E. Watson Publishing

Www. aewatson. com

Anna@aewatson. com

Book information:

Www. howsafe. net

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ruth Steele Walker Elected Due North President

Ruth Steele Walker Elected Due North President

Ruth Steele Walker has been elected president of Due North Marketing Communications, Inc.

Omena, MI (PRWEB) April 5, 2006

Ruth Steele Walker has been elected President of Due North Marketing Communications, Inc., the company announced today. She assumed her new role on April 3.

“It’s an exciting step and I look forward to the challenges of moving the agency further into some of the key segments it has begun to develop,” Walker said. “We know the insurance, healthcare and agriculture markets very well. We will continue to focus on the direct-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors in those segments. We will also expand our recent work in emerging related businesses such as nutraceuticals and hospitality.”

During more than 25 years with Foremost Corporation of America, the nation's leading insurer of manufactured housing and recreational vehicles, Walker consistently produced effective communications programs that resulted in increased net written premium. Her expertise in crisis communications was a vital part of Foremost's exemplary customer service in the wake of hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. Walker specializes in communications targeting the 50+ demographic, with an emphasis in communications for the 65+ segment. She was also responsible for investor relations.

Among other achievements, Walker developed communications for the merger of Foremost and Farmers Insurance, addressing audiences including customers, employees, trade and consumer media. For Foremost's 50th anniversary, she created a celebration program of internal and external promotions, special events, recognition and a 162-page commemorative book.

Earlier in her career, Walker was a newspaper reporter, a TV and radio producer, and worked in national sales and traffic at network TV affiliates. She also instructed at the university level as an adjunct professor in journalism. Walker earned a BA in journalism from Michigan State University and an MS in communications from Grand Valley State University. She is a past president of the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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Florida Firm Helps Companies and Individuals Save Big on Healthcare Costs

Florida Firm Helps Companies and Individuals Save Big on Healthcare Costs

A Tampa, Florida firm finds success helping individuals and companies navigate the nation's healthcare system. In just over 60-days, the Company's clients have saved over one million dollars in healthcare cost and the business has been recognized for it's high standards of business practice.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2010

The AskMyAdvocate. com Executive Team announced today that, since the recent launch of their new website, they have surpassed their goals for attracting clients and helping reduce healthcare cost via the Company's healthcare advocacy services.

"We've saved our members and clients over a million dollars in healthcare cost in the 60-plus days since we launched our new site," says Anna Inglett, President, AskMyAdvocate. com, "Much of the savings came from auditing bills for errors and negotiating bill reductions with providers for medical care that had already been completed," she continued.

In August, the firm, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, launched new consumer branding and a subscriber-based website offering a wide variety of healthcare advocacy services. Available to individuals or as a low-cost addition to employee benefits programs for small and medium-sized companies, AskMyAdvocate offers the following: Medical Billing Audits, Insurance Denial Appeals, Prescription Drug Pricing Comparison, Diagnosis Research, Health Plan Evaluation, Provider Referrals, Provider Fee Negotiation, Case and Care Management, Nursing Home Research and Assisted Living Coordination.

"We're also pleased that AskMyAdvocate has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an Accredited Business with an A-rating," says Ms. Inglett, "Those that utilize our services can be confident that we conform to the high standards and business practices that are required for BBB accreditation." 

AskMyAdvocate is a pioneer in healthcare advocacy for individuals and small and medium-sized businesses. The services offered capitalize on the growing need for an expert and neutral third-party to mediate the patient - care provider - insurer relationship and help people navigate their healthcare challenges through proactive planning of health benefit and care resource usage to maximize effectiveness, reduce interruption and minimize cost. The Company's Employee Advocacy Service (EAS) Program offers a cost-effective employee benefit that helps reduce overall company health benefit expense.

AskMyAdvocate is a member of the Medical Billing Advocates of America. For more information about AskMyAdvocate, it's programs and its services, you can visit the Company's website at http://www. AskMyAdvocate. com or contact their company headquarters at (813) 418-7000.

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Tooth Whitening System Designed by Dr. Jan Linhart Revealed as Highly Effective

Tooth Whitening System Designed by Dr. Jan Linhart Revealed as Highly Effective

PearlinBrite® teeth whitening system has nearly a one-hundred-percent success rate.

New York, NY (Vocus) December 14, 2009

PearlinBrite®, a unique in-office laser whitening system offered in the Manhattan offices of Dr. Jan Linhart has been attributed with “almost 100% tooth whitening (http://www. drlinhart. com/pearlinbrite. html) success in the majority of cases” to-date, according to the prominent dentist’s website.

While Dr. Linhart has also developed PearlinBrite® oral home-care products, including toothpaste and lip balm, he recommends his in-office system for dramatically whiter teeth. During this whitening process, specially formulated gels are applied individually to each tooth. This allows Dr. Linhart to avoid existing cosmetic dentistry and focus on particular teeth, increasing both safety and effectiveness. Dr. Linhart cites this precision as an important factor in the system’s whitening success, stating, “Because PearlinBrite® is so precise, we are able to minimize exposure of the gums and avoid issues of gum tissue sensitivity while getting great results.” Other whitening systems lack a comparable degree of flexibility and precision.

Dr. Linhart explains that while the results of the in-office tooth whitening treatment vary from patient to patient, one can expect a nine to ten shade improvement after a single visit. “With PearlinBrite®, the results are immediate,” says Dr. Linhart. The procedure takes approximately two hours to complete and results immediately in a whiter, brighter smile.

PearlinBrite® was developed by Dr. Linhart, who has been practicing advanced dentistry for the last twenty-five years, as he sought a way to perfect tooth whitening. Like other whitening treatments, it uses a laser to activate peroxides in gel, exciting oxygen to “attack” stains on the teeth. But unlike other systems PearlinBrite® uses two lasers instead of just one. This, combined with several carefully formulated, laser-specific gels, increases the procedure’s effectiveness.

“It comes down to what is best for the patients,” states Dr. Linhart, “how to help them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. That is why I developed PearlinBrite®, and I am thrilled by its success.”

PearlinBrite® laser tooth whitening (http://www. drlinhart. com/pearlinbrite. html) is available exclusively in the Manhattan offices of Dr. Jan Linhart.

Dr. Jan Linhart, DDS, a Manhattan based restorative and cosmetic dentist (http://www. drlinhart. com) attracts patients from around the world. Come by our Park Avenue Manhattan office to inquire about our Pearinbrite teeth whitening procedures and other state-of-the-art dental services that we offer including implant dentistry (http://www. drlinhart. com/implants. html), orthodontics (http://www. drlinhart. com/drzaidi. html), porcelain veneers (http://www. drlinhart. com/veneer. html), and more.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Certiport and Kelly Services Join Forces to Place Certified Employees into the Global Marketplace : Worldwide Initiatives Will Roll out in Phases, Beginning in the United States

Certiport and Kelly Services Join Forces to Place Certified Employees into the Global Marketplace : Worldwide Initiatives Will Roll out in Phases, Beginning in the United States

Certiport today announced a strategic staffing partnership with Kelly Services, a worldwide leader in human resource solutions, to provide for the placement of candidates who have proven their skills through Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®), Microsoft® Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Application Specialist and Adobe® Certified Associate certification programs.

SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) August 8, 2008

"In an ever increasing effort to better serve our customers and the workforce, Kelly Services is pleased to help match certified job candidates with the needs expressed by our customers for outstanding employees," said Jonathan Means, Kelly's senior vice president and general manager of central operations and businesses. "We recognize the value of validated skills acquired through rigorous learning and certification processes provided by Certiport worldwide. We are proud to be a launch partner with Certiport beginning initially through our U. S. Central Operations and Businesses Division."

"The fit was natural," said David Saedi, president and CEO of Certiport. "Both organizations are founded in the belief that a solid foundation that puts the individual first and on a pathway of continuous learning and improvement is the bedrock upon which all other components of the business can be built. This mission connects Certiport that trains, validates and certifies individuals with marketable skills, to Kelly Services that helps these candidates be placed in meaningful jobs. It is a partnership that supports the development of the knowledge and skills aimed at creating a more competitive workforce."

Kelly Services and Certiport will work together to ensure that processes across both organizations are aligned to serve the best interests of qualified candidates worldwide. This initiative is planned for a phased roll out in selected locations, starting with the United States of America.

ABOUT KELLY SERVICES

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a world leader in human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a global basis. Kelly provides employment to more than 750,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2007 was $5.7 billion. Visit www. kellyservices. com.

ABOUT CERTIPORT

Certiport prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. These solutions are delivered by more than 12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide and include Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®), the official Microsoft® Office certification programs and the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program. For more information, visit www. certiport. com.

"Certiport" and "IC³" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. "Microsoft" is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Mermaid Water Helps Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and West Virginia Residents Protect Their Families from Chromium-6 Exposure in Tap Water

Mermaid Water Helps Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and West Virginia Residents Protect Their Families from Chromium-6 Exposure in Tap Water

A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that tap water in 31 of 35 American cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, a carcinogenic chemical made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Mermaid Water (USAWaterSolutions. com) is working to help residents understand what steps they can take to restore confidence in their tap water and protect their families from chromium exposure.

Manassas, VA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011

Probable carcinogen hexavalentchromium found in drinking water of 31 U. S. cities.

Hexavalent chromium, also called chromium-6, is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium. It can enter water through industrial contamination from manufacturing facilities and also occurs naturally in some minerals. Exposure to this substance has been linked to stomach and gastrointestinal cancer. Water samples from 25 cities in the EWG study contained chromium-6 at concentrations above the recently proposed California Public Health Goal which is.06 ppb.

“This new study serves as another signal to consumers – wherever they live – to understand what’s in their water,” says Bruce King, President of Mermaid Water. “While simply detecting chromium may not indicate a documented health risk, the effect of long term exposure to even minute traces of contaminants like chromium 6 are really unknown. You may want to take steps to improve the quality of the water your family drinks. ”

Currently, most water utilities only test and report levels of total chromium – this includes both the toxic form and the essential nutrient chromium-3. However, water treatment system dealers like Mermaid Water have the knowledge, information and resources to educate Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and West Virginia residents and help homeowners discover if chromium-6 levels are present or an issue. If necessary, they will also recommend a water treatment system that best meets the resident’s needs.

“There are a number of drinking water systems that can reduce contaminants such as hexavalent chromium in your drinking water. Reverse osmosis (R. O.) filtration is one of the most effective,” says Bruce King.

Extensive third-party testing has found Kinetico’s R. O. systems to be among the best water treatment system on the market. Both the Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station and the AquaKinetic A200 Drinking Water System have been tested and certified under NSF/ANSI Standard 58 to reduce chromium-6. In addition to being certified to remove more contaminants than any other R. O. system, the K5 can be customized to meet each resident’s individual water filtration needs now and in the future.

If you are interested in learning more about the issue of chromium-6 or R. O. systems, please contact Bruce King of Mermaid Water, at 703-468-4159 or sales(at)usawatersolutions(dot)com.

About Kinetico
Headquartered in Newbury, Ohio, U. S.A., Kinetico is a leading manufacturer of water treatment systems. An extensive network of Kinetico dealers serving residential and commercial customers has helped more than a million people in nearly 100 countries experience the benefits of better water. Since 1970, Kinetico has prided itself on creating state-of-the-art water treatment systems that serve customers in an expanding variety of applications. The company also has offices and facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Denmark. Further information is available at http://www. kinetico. com.

Mermaid Water, an authorized Kinetico Water Softener System dealer, has been serving the water treatment needs of the Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia area for more than 28 years. As a service to the community, Mermaid Water provides free water analysis to residents and businesses. An analysis identifies some basic properties of a water sample and determines what, if any, treatment methods are necessary. Fore free water analysis call 1-888-821-3579

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Friday, September 7, 2007

New Webinars, Seminars & Certification Classes Announced for New Federal Health Claim Appeals Regulations on July 22, 2010 from HHS, DOL & Treasury

New Webinars, Seminars & Certification Classes Announced for New Federal Health Claim Appeals Regulations on July 22, 2010 from HHS, DOL & Treasury

New Webinars, Seminars & Certification Classes Were Announced by ERISAclaim. com for New Federal Appeals Regulations Issued on July 22, 2010 by HHS, DOL & Treasury for 193 million Americans. Effective 09/23/2010, New Federal Reimbursement Laws Mandate ERISA Internal Appeals and NAIC External Appeals For All Group and Individual plans With Six New & Most Powerful Consumer Protections

Hanover Park, IL (PRWEB) August 5, 2010

ERISAclaim. com announced the nation's first series of new Webinars, Seminars & Certification Classes for healthcare providers to comply with new Federal Appeals Regulations issued on July 22, 2010 by HHS, DOL and the Treasury. Effective 09/23/2010, all healthcare providers must comply with new Federal Appeals Regulations affecting about 193 million Americans according to DOL, and simultaneously to comply with existing Federal Appeals Regulations, ERISA, for about 176 million Americans.

ERISAclaim. com has been offering these educational Webinars, Seminars and Certifications Classes on ERISA for 10 years and on new Health Reform Laws since the Health Bill was signed into law by President Obama on 03/23/2010. The new Federal Appeals Regulations issued last week, on July 22, 2010, have provided us with more complete and specific guidance on the practical appeals for all healthcare providers. These ongoing Webinars, Seminars and Certification Classes were scheduled on bi-weekly, monthly and customer request basis to teach basic, practical and expert level of appeals practice strictly in accordance with new and existing Federal Appeals Regulations for all types of claim denials and delays.

"ERISAclaim. com has been the only teaching and consulting company in the country in the past 10 years that is offering comprehensive and advanced ERISA Appeals and PPACA training programs for healthcare providers," said Dr. Jin Zhou, President of ERISAclaim. com.

Dr. Zhou further pointed out that according to the News Release from HHS, DOL and the Treasury on July 22, 2010, accompanying the promulgation of new Federal Appeals Regulations, a new federal grants program will provide States with $30 million to educate patients, general consumers, to learn how to do ERISA internal and NAIC external appeals, and "on average, about 40 percent of denials are reversed on external appeal" as stated in the preamble of the new Federal Appeals Regulations.

"If and when the patients can do appeals to reverse more than 40% denials, yet our providers are still wondering if we should even learn about ERISA and PPACA, or still researching if ERISA or PPACA has anything to do with our reimbursement, we shall be all fired", said Dr. Zhou, in responding to some confusions from providers as to whether the new Federal Appeals Regulations have anything to do with providers or any teeth in reality.

As Dr. Zhou shared with concerned but confused providers, the preamble of the new Federal Appeals Regulations estimated that about 193 million people will be affected by these interim final regulations, 18% of large employer plans and 30% of small employer plans will relinquish grandfather status in 2011, and more than 10 million individuals each year are covered under non-grandfathered policies. [Interim Final Rules, Page 43339-40] < http://www.dol.gov/federalregister/pdfdisplay.aspx?docid=24056> (http://www.dol.gov/federalregister/pdfdisplay.aspx?docid=24056>);

According to the News Release from HHS, DOL and the Treasury on July 22, 2010, "The new appeals regulations were issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury. Consumers in new health plans in every State will have the right to appeal decisions, including claims denials and rescissions, made by their health plans. This includes the right to appeal decisions made by a health plan through the plan's internal process and, for the first time, the right to appeal decisions made by a health plan to an outside, independent decision-maker, no matter what state a patient lives in or what type of health coverage they have."

"The Affordable Care Act puts patients in control of their healthcare," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "Today, if your health plan tells you it won't cover a treatment your doctor recommends, or it refuses to pay the bill for your child's last trip to the emergency room, you may not know where to turn. The Affordable Care Act provisions announced today will provide patients with new important new rights and resources that will help ensure they get the care they need."

"The appeals rules today will extend important protections and simplify the system for consumers," said Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. "And they will ensure that consumers in new health plans have access to internal and external appeals processes that are clearly defined, impartial, and designed to ensure that, when health care is needed and covered, consumers get it."

"The Affordable Care Act provisions we're announcing today will ensure that consumers have access to a fair, thorough and uniform appeals process if their claim is denied," said Michael Mundaca, Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy. "With these new patient protections, we're providing consumers with another strong defense against insurance company abuses."

More importantly, new Federal Appeals Regulations will provide providers and consumers with immediate protections and remedies by immediate external independent reviews and lawsuit in the courts if the health plans failed to strictly adhere to all requirements of the new Federal Appeals Regulations, concluded by Dr. Zhou.

ERISAclaim. com is dedicated to helping healthcare providers and hospitals come to complete compliance with new Federal Appeals Regulations, by offering most comprehensive forms of and advanced quality and expertise in Webinars, Seminars and Certification Classes for the new Federal Appeals Regulations, for compliant maximum reimbursement.

For more information, please visit http://www. erisaclaim. com/Appeal_Department. htm (http://www. erisaclaim. com/Appeal_Department. htm), or contact Dr. Jin Zhou, president of ERISAclaim. com, at 630-808-7237.

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LeanSource. com Educates Consumers on Losing Weight through a Safe and Effective Weight Loss Management Program

LeanSource. com Educates Consumers on Losing Weight through a Safe and Effective Weight Loss Management Program

In the wake of unproven weight loss claims, unsafe weight loss products, and the lack of consumer education that currently burdens the weight management industry, Life Time Fitness, is educating consumers on a safe and effective way to lose weight with LeanSource, a comprehensive weight loss and weight management program.

(PRWEB) April 5, 2004

http://www. leansource. com (http://www. leansource. com) - Concurrent with the launch of LeanSource™, weight loss and weight management products and educational materials to help people lose weight safely and effectively, Life Time Fitness, Inc., the nation’s fastest growing health, fitness, and nutrition company, cited weight management as a significant and growing problem in the United States.

Weight management is an issue that has ushered in an overabundance of weight loss supplements and programs without proper consumer education. To properly address this issue, the Minnesota-based operator of 29 nationally located sports, fitness and recreation centers has launched an effort to bolster consumer awareness of weight management issues and to help them to achieve safe, effective and long-term weight loss.

“The state of obesity in America should not be taken lightly,” said Jeff Zwiefel, vice president, Life Time Fitness Nutritional Division. “With more than 40 years of collective experience in the fitness and nutrition industry, we believe that effective, long-term weight loss is not achievable from a quick fix or “magic bullet,” but rather, through a balanced approach that includes exercise, education and nutrition, combined with safe, effective weight-loss supplementation. Without question, the need for broader consumer awareness has become vital in an environment with no governmental regulation on weight-loss product claims, no matter how outrageous.”

According to its Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988 to 1991), the National Center for Health Statistics found that more than 50 percent of U. S. adults – approximately 100 million people – are overweight or obese, and that more than 33 percent of adults are trying to lose weight. The study also noted that the percentage of overweight Americans has increased considerably in the last 20 years, and 25 percent of children are classified as overweight or obese. Furthermore, 54 percent of heart disease cases and 37 percent of cancers have been attributed to lifestyle behaviors linked to being overweight.

These statistics fueled an estimated $2 billion market in the United States for weight loss pills, drinks and programs in 2001, many of which were scientifically ineffective, highly impractical, not supported by the FDA or simply unsafe.

Of particular concern, Zwiefel noted the significant rise in health-care costs due to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancers, increased media hype and misinformation about weight-loss “breakthroughs,” and a multitude of unrealistic expectations from diet supplements and programs, as issues the company intends to help consumers analyze on their way to a healthier way of life.

Dr. Bill Wheeler, PhD and RD, a former Staff Nutritionist to the President of the United States and US Olympic Decathlon Team, and independent consultant to Life Time Fitness, suggests that three of the most notable red flags in weight management are: ‘effortless,’ ‘overnight’ and ‘dramatic.’

“If a product or program promises, ‘effortless,’ weight loss, it does not have consumers’ long-term health and wellness in mind,” said Wheeler. “Likewise, any product or program that guarantees ‘rapid results’ is designed for temporary loss of water weight, which can lead to ‘yo-yo’ dieting and the risk of serious disease. Furthermore, a weight-loss product or program should complement your lifestyle, not require a dramatic change to it. Using supplements to promote weight loss simply must accompany a balanced diet and exercise program.”

“Life Time Fitness understands that losing weight is not easy but, at the same time, the formula for success is really no mystery either, despite the bewildering number of products, plans and programs out there,” said Zwiefel. “That’s why we’ve developed our LeanSource system. Used in conjunction with consistent exercise and good nutrition, LeanSource™ Thermogenic Supplements, Meal Solutions and the complete lifestyle management program can help individuals to accelerate weight loss.”

Unlike countless other weight-loss systems, LeanSource is:

Supported by reputable, third party research. Made from safe, effective ingredients (ephedra free). Based on common-sense principles, not hype. Part of a comprehensive weight-management system.

Life Time Fitness’ LeanSource™: Four Easy Steps to Success program is a complete system for people who desire safe, effective, long-term weight loss. The system comprises LeanSource weight-management products, an educational video/DVD program and exercise and nutrition services, which are available at Life Time Fitness centers nationwide or via leansource. com. With the program, company officials state that participants may see powerful results in as few as eight weeks.

The four steps to weight loss and weight management success include:

1. Taking two LeanSource Thermogenic Supplements in the morning and two in the afternoon

2. Eating five nutritionally balanced meals and two healthy snacks each day and replacing meals with a LeanSource Meal Solution when prepared meals are not available

3. Engaging in 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and 20-25 minutes of resistance training four times per week

4. Viewing the LeanSource™: Speed Up Your Metabolism video/DVD program once per week for three weeks to learn how your body responds to nutrition and exercise

The LeanSource weight loss program provides a proven, safe and smart solution for helping consumers lose weight and reach their weight loss and weight management goals.

For more information about the LeanSource family of weight loss and weight management products visit: http://www. leansource. com (http://www. leansource. com) or contact Jason Thunstrom at Jthunstrom@lifetimefitness. com

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Training Peaks Powered By SRM Becomes The Official Training Software Of T-Mobile Team

Training Peaks Powered By SRM Becomes The Official Training Software Of T-Mobile Team

Training Peaks, LLC, the leading provider of online training and analysis software for endurance athletes and coaches, has been selected as the exclusive software provider of T-Mobile Team.

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) October 9, 2006

Training Peaks, LLC, the leading provider of online training and analysis software for endurance athletes and coaches, has been selected as the exclusive software provider of T-Mobile Team.

The T-Mobile Team is one of the leading professional cycling teams in the world, competing at the highest level of the Cycling Pro Tour, including the Tour de France. All T-Mobile Team coaches, physiologists, nutritionists and athletes will be equipped with Training Peaks and CyclingPeaks WKO+ software. Combined with SRM power meters, athletes will directly download their training and race data into CyclingPeaks WKO+ desktop software and then synch their files up to web accounts at TrainingPeaks. com. By incorporating both Training Peaks desktop and web services, T-Mobile team doctors and coaches will have access to rider data 24hrs a day, from any computer world wide.

Training Peaks functionality will allow the T-Mobile Team management to monitor, analyze and plan all aspects of a rider's training program. "We are very pleased to be a part of the T-Mobile team for 2007. By using Training Peaks products the T-Mobile management and the riders have a one stop shop for collecting and analyzing data. T-Mobile Directors will also be able to easily manage travel schedules and race programs all within the Training Peaks platform. We believe we have the perfect solution for T-Mobile to stay on top of team performance," said Training Peaks business development director Dirk Friel.

Nutrition is also an important aspect of performing at the world class level and the T-Mobile riders will be able to monitor their diet and communicate that data to the team dietition within the same software platform as their cycling data. All Training Peaks accounts include a robust nutritional logging platform; connected to one of the largest nutrition databases for easy monitoring.

"T-Mobile Team improves the work and communication between riders, coaches, sport scientists and team doctors to set a new standard in training. The combination of Training Peaks & SRM is the perfect tool to collect and manage the data and will help to reach a higher quality of training and performance." says team doctor Lothar Heinrich.

This kind of proactive attitude toward monitoring, analyzing and planning all athlete data not only helps the team increase performance, it also helps the team stay in front of the doping issues plaguing cycling today. As reported by T-Mobile, their top priority is to support and enable athletes to perform better without breaking rules or risking their health.

Training Peaks is also the official coaching software provider to USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. Self-Coached athletes can use the same software as Team T-Mobile by visiting www. TrainingPeaks. com for a 7-day free trial.

Training Peaks, LLC develops and maintains www. TrainingPeaks. com The Endurance Operating System for Athletes, Coaches and Active Lifestyle Participants.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wrongful Deaths Occur Each Year from Improper Treatment During Heart Surgeries, According to Miami-Dade Attorney Steven Slootsky

Wrongful Deaths Occur Each Year from Improper Treatment During Heart Surgeries, According to Miami-Dade Attorney Steven Slootsky

Fort Lauderdale-based personal injury attorney notes that experienced legal counsel can help families obtain compensation for their loss and hold responsible parties liable.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2008

Most Americans are aware that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but many do not know that a significant number of deaths result each year from improper treatment either before, during or after a major heart surgery. In some cases, physician error is the chief cause of heart-related deaths.

"Losing a loved one because of the negligence of another often causes questions to arise about what happened, who is responsible and whether precautions were being following that would have prevented the tragedy," said Florida personal injury attorney Steven E. Slootsky (http://slootsky-law. com/bio-slootsky. jsp).

Open heart surgery is particularly tenuous for babies and small children. Doctors cannot be too careful in taking necessary (and even unnecessary) precautions when treating little ones.

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control (http://www. cdc. gov/nchs/fastats/heart. htm), there are more than 650,000 deaths each year due to heart disease, heart surgery and heart attacks; heart disease ranks as public health enemy number one.

Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for a death. Though a wrongful death lawsuit can't bring the person you love back, the attorneys of the Slootsky law firm can help you get compensation for your loss and ensure that the responsible party is held liable for his or her actions. Contact our Miami-Dade wrongful death lawyers (http://slootsky-law. com/contact. jsp) today for a consultation.

Before opening the doors of his own office, firm founder Steven E. Slootsky worked as a Senior Trial Attorney specializing in Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Law. Having handled complicated personal injury cases, Mr. Slootsky understands the methods and procedures that insurance companies use, and is well suited to guide his injured clients through the frustrating process of a personal injury case and to obtain the maximum recovery. With almost twenty years of experience representing clients in the South Florida Area involved in personal injury lawsuits, Mr. Slootsky is well known and highly regarded by the judges, attorneys and insurers in the jurisdictions where he practices.

For more information, visit http://slootsky-law. com (http://slootsky-law. com) or call 1-87-SLOOTSKY.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

The "Hydrogen Economy" is a Myth

The "Hydrogen Economy" is a Myth

Hydrogen is a clean fuel but it's not an alternate energy source, so it's not going to save the planet, improve our health or protect us from foreigners any time soon.

(PRWEB) March 9, 2004

I'm not sure how this myth got started but the belief seems to be that running our vehicles with hydrogen will stop air pollution, reduce global warming and remove our dependence on foreign nations for fossil fuels.

It won't - in fact, it will do the opposite.

Here's the speed reader version of why:

1. Hydrogen is not an alternate energy source - it's a mechanism for storing and transferring energy from a source to where it's needed. While hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe, it's not just hanging around - it's all tied up in other matter.

2. Separating it out so it can be used as a fuel takes a lot of energy, much more than is used to run our cars and trucks now.

3. All the extraction methods generate huge, make that horrendous, amounts of carbon dioxide, far more than we're generating now, so there goes global warming.

4. And once you've got the hydrogen, you have a storage problem: it's explosive, reactive and leaks through containments at a rate of several per cent a day (perhaps a tank a month just vanishing into thin air - make that thickening air).

5. Even assuming you can solve all those problems, changing the infrastructure to handle a hydrogen transportation economy would cost about $5,000 per car, with filling stations running $250,000 to $500,000 each.

The National Academy of Sciences summed it up last week:

"In the best-case scenario, the transition to a hydrogen economy would take many decades, and any reductions in oil imports and carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be minor during the next 25 years," said the academy, an independent group that makes scientific recommendations to Congress. [Reuters 2/4/2004]

Hydrogen is not a silver bullet, so let's not put all our resources there.

Instead, let's actually spend some money (rather than bottling it up in committee) on research on alternative, renewable energy sources, because you never know what you'll find.

For additional information contact:

Hal Pawluk

Got Tude

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

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Top 10 Reasons Skincare &amp; Beauty Products Stop Working

Top 10 Reasons Skincare & Beauty Products Stop Working

Whether a new product delivers lackluster results or the usual beauty routine is at a standstill, there are several reasons why products stop working (or never started). Find out why skincare products fall short, plus tips to help boost their effectiveness.

Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2010

All too often, new products don’t live up to expectations—or worse, upset the skin. It’s also common for tried-and-true products to stop delivering positive results. When a person’s skincare and beauty routine stalls, there are a variety of ways to revive it, from learning how to use products correctly to maintaining healthy habits and realistic expectations. Find out why a person’s skincare stops working (or never started) with this excerpt from Skincare-News. com’s latest article, “10 Reasons Why Your Products Aren’t Working.”

1. The products are so last season. The environment can greatly affect a person’s skin, so each season may call for a switch. For instance, the old routine may work perfectly in the summer but turn ineffective or even harsh in the winter. Cold weather brings lower levels of air moisture, which can produce drier skin. When skin doesn’t retain moisture as sufficiently, people need a heavier moisturizer and a creamier cleanser. During hot summer months, skin is more prone to excess oil or breakouts. Instead, choose lighter products — like a gel or foam cleanser, a lotion instead of a cream — and keep blotting papers handy.

2. The products have expired. All skincare and beauty products have an expiration date. And when they go bad, they can stop working, or worse, cause an irritating reaction or infection. So if the cleanser that worked for countless months seems to have stopped working suddenly, it could be that it’s past its prime. With some acne ingredients, the opposite can occur, though the end result is the same — irritated skin. When acne-fighting formulas spoil, their potency swells. Overall, if a trusty, typically effective skincare routine has stopped performing, check the expiration dates.

3. The products can’t get through. No matter how effective a product is, it won’t be of any help if the ingredients are unable to penetrate into the skin. If a person isn’t regularly exfoliating the skin, dead skin cells start to clump together, forming a barrier that prevents skincare products from being absorbed. Fortunately, people can break down this barrier and improve the efficacy of their beauty products by using a gentle physical (also known as mechanical) or chemical exfoliant, such as a facial scrub with jojoba beads or alpha hydroxy acids.

See the full list of 10 reasons why skincare and beauty products lose their effectiveness at Skincare-News. com:

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Skincare-News. com consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

Bend These Beauty Rules
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Most people live by certain skincare standards and makeup maxims, but they may be surprised to learn that many of these are better fine-tuned than rigidly followed. In fact, some of the most commonly accepted rules are either outdated or outright misconceptions. Here are five beauty rules that can be broken and how to bend them like a pro!

Sunscreens that Save Your Skin and Your Wallet
Http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6965-Sunscreens_that_Save_Your_Skin_iandi_Your_Wallet. aspx (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6965-Sunscreens_that_Save_Your_Skin_iandi_Your_Wallet. aspx)

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying one ounce of sunscreen at least every two hours, which can get costly! These days, people are more cost-conscious than ever, but they shouldn’t penny-pinch at the expense of their skin. Even during fall and winter months, the skin requires adequate protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. In fact, radiation is stronger during the winter, because the sun is closer to the Earth. Fortunately, there are many affordable sunscreens on the market. Here’s how to find an affordable product that still provides all the protection a person needs.

Keratosis Pilaris: Battle of the Bumps
Http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6951-Keratosis_Pilaris_Battle_of_the_Bumps. aspx (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6951-Keratosis_Pilaris_Battle_of_the_Bumps. aspx)

Often confused with acne — or a rash — keratosis pilaris (KP) produces masses of small bumps on the skin. Indeed, the red or white bumps tend to resemble whiteheads, inflammation and other acne-like signs. Although relatively harmless, the bumps can be difficult and frustrating to treat. Learn why KP happens and how to treat it.

Skin Changes in Stages: From Baby to Baby Boomer
Http://skincare-news. com/a-6924-Skin_Changes_in_Stages_From_Baby_to_Baby_Boomer. aspx (http://skincare-news. com/a-6924-Skin_Changes_in_Stages_From_Baby_to_Baby_Boomer. aspx)

Does a child need a skincare routine? When should a teen begin using acne products? At what age is an anti-aging product necessary? This guide on skin changes for everyone from baby to baby boomer presents these answers and more. Find out how the skin changes as a person ages and how to help children create healthy routines. Everyone can benefit from learning how to care for skin at every stage of life.

Exfoliation 101
Http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6904-Exfoliation_101.aspx (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6904-Exfoliation_101.aspx)

Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin to reveal healthier, newer cells. This leads to a luminous, younger-looking complexion and helps skin absorb moisturizers and other products. Exfoliants are generally classified as physical or chemical. Physical exfoliants use abrasive ingredients to remove dead skin cells, while chemical exfoliants use enzymes or acids. The ideal exfoliant—and how often to use it—depends on a person’s individual skin type. Learn more with this comprehensive look at different types of exfoliants, what products to use and how often to use them.

About Skincare-News. com—“Your Source for Intelligent Skin Care”

Skincare-News. com is the online source for consumers seeking intelligent beauty and skin care news, advice, tips and articles. Founded in 2005, Skincare-News. com features articles, news items and frequently asked questions on skincare and beauty-related issues. Skincare-News. com is located in Sacramento, California, but receives visitors from all around the world. For more information, visit http://www. skincare-news. com (http://www. skincare-news. com).

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Coast Dental Makes it Easy to Smile in Lake City

Coast Dental Makes it Easy to Smile in Lake City

Coast Dental opens new practice in Lake City. Free exam and X-rays offered to patients without dental benefits. Most dental insurance plans accepted.

Lake City, FL (Vocus) July 9, 2010 –

Coast Dental(http://www. CoastDental. com), the Southeast’s leading provider of quality dental care, is celebrating the grand opening of its first location in Lake City and its 89th practice in Florida.

Coast Dental Lake City is conveniently located just south of downtown Lake City at 1166 S. W. Main Blvd. The general public and business community are invited to tour the practice and meet the dentist at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony from 7:30 to 9 a. m. on July 14 with the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Guests can enter to win Sonicare toothbrushes and dental hygiene products at the event.

Dr. Michael Stripling, a general dentist with more than 25 years of clinical experience, provides a full range of comprehensive dental services at the Lake City practice. Dr. Stripling helps patients get healthy and beautiful smiles by offering dental exams, cleanings, periodontal (gum) therapy, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, implant restorations, extractions and root canals.

Dr. Stripling also performs advanced oral cancer screening exams with Identafi® 3000, the world’s first and only multispectral imaging device for detecting oral cancer, the sixth deadliest form of cancer, at its earliest and most curable stages.

Smile More and Save More
More than one-third of adults have not seen a dentist within the past 12 months (U. S. Surgeon General report: National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health). To encourage people to get to the dentist and receive the dental care they need, Coast Dental offers patients access to exclusive programs that make dental care more affordable.

For a limited time, Coast Dental Lake City is offering a free exam and X-rays to new patients who do not have dental insurance. For additional offer details, please contact the office at (386) 752-7373.

In addition to accepting most dental insurance plans, Coast Dental offers Smile Plus®, a discount dental plan, to patients who do not have dental insurance. Patients who join Smile Plus save an average of 30 percent to 60 percent annually on dental services. Until the end of the year, Coast Dental Lake City is offering a free, one-year Smile Plus membership, a $75 savings. Coast Dental also offers patient financing and payment plans to qualified applicants.

Coast Dental Lake City is open from 8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Monday through Friday. Dental emergencies and walk-ins are welcome. More than 200 dental insurance plans are accepted. Call (386) 752-7373 for an appointment. Coast Dental also offers the convenience of scheduling online at http://www. coastdental. com/LakeCityFL.

About Dr. Michael Stripling
Dr. Stripling has more than 25 years of experience in private practice. He previously practiced in Marianna, Fla., and Tampa, Fla. He earned his dental degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. Dr. Stripling sees adults and children starting at age 7. He is affiliated with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry and the Florida Dental Association.

About Coast Dental
Coast Dental is the Southeast’s leading provider of quality dental care with 118 affiliated dental practices in Florida and Georgia. The dentists and hygienists are employees or independent contractors of Coast Dental, P. A., Coast Florida, P. A., or Coast Dental of Georgia, P. C. Coast Dental Services Inc. is a management company that provides comprehensive, non-clinical business and administrative services to its owned and affiliated dental practices. For more information, visit http://www. CoastDental. com.

About Smile Plus®
Smile Plus® is a discount dental plan, not a registered insurance plan. Smile Plus is accepted only at Coast Dental practices and cannot be used in combination with dental insurance or other discount dental plans. The free membership offer applies only to the first year enrollment and is available only in the Lake City office. The offer expires Dec. 31, 2010. Patients must receive treatment at the Lake City practice to be eligible. Smile Plus memberships expire one year from the date of enrollment. Smile Plus is a registered trademark of Coast Dental Services Inc. For more information, visit http://www. FreeDentalBenefits. com.

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