Saturday, February 28, 2009

Industry Leader SYWARE, Inc. Announces Major New Worldwide Release of Award-Winning Rapid Application Development Software for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Devices

Industry Leader SYWARE, Inc. Announces Major New Worldwide Release of Award-Winning Rapid Application Development Software for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Devices

Industry Leader SYWARE, Inc. Announces Major New Worldwide Release of Award-Winning Rapid Application Development Software for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Devices

(PRWEB) February 9, 2005

Industry Leader SYWARE, Inc. Announces Major New Worldwide Release of Award-Winning Rapid Application Development Software for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC Devices

Cambridge, MA, U. S.A. —Date of post Feb. 7,—SYWARE, Inc., announced a new software version, called “Visual CE 9”, that empowers mobile users around the world to rapidly create feature-rich database applications—without programming— that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device— wherever they need to work. Today, tens of thousands of loyal customers in the global Microsoft CE development market rely on SYWARE Visual CE solutions. As a result, developers, and non-technical users, in a wide variety of markets can use Visual CE 9 to mobilize information between the enterprise and the field to rapidly convert PC or paper-based processes into fully mobile applications 10x faster than other market alternatives. Business or user-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and automatically synchronized.

“Competitive solutions that claim to ‘rapidly mobilize applications’ are typically costly, require the user to have a programming background, are not easy-to-use, take too much time to develop, or they force companies to expand IT departments to manage software and data between desktops and servers to devices,” said Sy Danberg, President, SYWARE, Inc. “The Visual CE product line solves these problems, while meeting the specialized needs of the mobile user to provide seamless access to essential information on or offline, at any time or place,” Danberg added.

Visual CE 9 software includes the following new features:

-- Events: set focus, lose focus, value changed

-- Wizard to create distribution disks

-- Custom Menu bars

-- Macros can call other macros

-- Image control can display HTML

-- Search command buttons can do exact match searches

-- Search command buttons no do not have to prompt user from search value

-- Center aligning of controls (in addition to left and right)

-- left/center/right alignment on text controls

-- Image controls connected to text fields and cameras: (SYWARE takes pictures and generates file names)

-- Command button to set focus to a particular control

-- Command button to show/hide some other control

-- mEnable on and mEnable synch command buttons can suppress the dialog

-- Moving files via mEnable wireless connection

-- Import/Export Command buttons allow you to specify filename

-- @serialnumber

-- Cut and paste multiple controls

Pricing & Delivery

Visual CE 9 applications can be created for any Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE, or Pocket PC handheld. Visual CE Lite Edition is priced at $19.99. Visual CE Personal Edition, with full forms design, relational database, and synchronization capabilities, is priced at $129. Visual CE Professional Edition includes all the features of Personal Edition and royalty-free distribution rights and it is available for $399. Visual CE Enterprise Edition it is priced at $599 and includes all the features of the Professional Edition plus SYWAREÂ’s Report CE software and an mEnable (wireless connectivity) license. To evaluate or purchase SYWARE products, visit: http://www. syware. com/lp/visualCE/ (http://www. syware. com/lp/visualCE/)

About SYWARE, Inc.

SYWARE empowers mobile users to collect data and create feature-rich database applications that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device— wherever they need to work. Industry or user-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and synchronized, without programming. SYWARE provides low cost of ownership, rapid deployment and return-on-investment without requiring users to expand IT departments to manage software and data between desktops and servers to devices. SYWARE removes obstacles to commerce and enables users to share data seamlessly over wireless, LAN, WAN or Internet connections in a wide variety of market sectors, including healthcare, transportation, government, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and other markets.

The cornerstone of SYWARE’s product line is Visual CE®, the award-winning database and forms development tool for Windows Mobile and Windows CE handhelds. A diverse, international panel of industry experts awarded SYWARE Pocket PC magazine’s “Best Software Award 2004” in the database category, as Visual CE is used by small-to-medium-sized businesses around the world— and trusted by FedEx (NYSE: FDX), ChevronTexaco Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cargill, Inc., Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and the U. S. Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®, a flexible software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers, and FoneDB®, the first database software for Microsoft Smartphone devices.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paxil Victims React to FDA's Announcement re Suicide Risk in Children -- Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo; Attorneys Representing Thousands of Paxil Victims Respond

Paxil Victims React to FDA's Announcement re Suicide Risk in Children -- Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo; Attorneys Representing Thousands of Paxil Victims Respond

Paxil Victims React to FDA's Announcement re Suicide Risk in Children

(PRWEB) June 22, 2003

--"Finally, after faced with public pressure from the recent action by U. K regulators, the FDA has agreed to review reports of increased risk of suicide caused by Paxil," stated attorney Karen Barth, of the national law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo. She is responding to today's statement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending that the antidepressant Paxil not be used in children or adolescents for the treatment of depression.

Link to FDA's Advisory: http://www. fda. gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2003/ANS01230.html (http://www. fda. gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2003/ANS01230.html)

The data revealed that Paxil can triple the risk of suicidal behavior in minors. "Of course, because Paxil can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, including severe dizziness, nausea, 'electric zap' sensations, and 'emotional lability' (defined by Paxil maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as 'crying, mood fluctuations, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide'), the FDA has put an advisory in all capital letters and in a box at the top of its statement that it is 'essential' that Paxil not be stopped suddenly. (It took the FDA a decade before it forced GSK to change its warning about Paxil withdrawal.) In other words, kids are damned if they do and damned if they don't," stated Attorney Barth.

The Los Angeles-based law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, Guilford & Schiavo represents victims of both the suicide side effects caused by the SSRIs (the class of antidepressant drugs known as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac) and the withdrawal side effects caused by Paxil and Zoloft. Baum Hedlund represents thousands of Paxil victims and has been litigating failure-to-warn cases against the drug companies who manufacture these antidepressants for 12 years.

Attorney Karen Barth added: "I hope I am wrong in my skepticism about the FDA and that it does not white-wash the suicide risk as it has done in the past. But the FDA's recent actions cause me concern. The FDA this past year joined forces with Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zoloft, by submitting an amicus ('friend of the court') brief in one of our Zoloft suicide cases, stating that it would not allow Pfizer to place a suicide warning in the label for Zoloft even if Pfizer sought to include one because, to do so, according to FDA attorneys, would misbrand the drug."

Baum Hedlund later learned that the FDA's intervention in the case was the result of a telephone call between the FDA's newly appointed Chief Counsel, Daniel Troy, and Pfizer's national counsel. Alarmingly, Baum Hedlund also learned that Mr. Troy worked for Pfizer during the pendency of the case.

"The FDA is violating its own mandate to act in the interests of the American consuming public by taking sides with the pharmaceutical companies it is supposed to police," Barth stated.

After hearing the news of the FDA's intervention in these cases, numerous law professors and attorneys have contacted the Baum Hedlund firm about the impropriety of the FDA's involvement in private litigation in favor of drug companies. The current regulatory administration, including not only Daniel Troy, but also Alexander Azar, the General Counsel of the Department of Health & Human Services, has not been phased; but instead, has continued its public campaign by giving speeches at industry seminars and recruiting pharmaceutical defense attorneys to support its position.

The FDA also intervened to prevent a United States District Court judge in California from forcing Paxil's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, to stop airing television commercials that proclaimed Paxil to be "non-habit forming."

Link: http://www. baumhedlundlaw. com/media/ssri/paxil/Injunction/pr_inj3.htm (http://www. baumhedlundlaw. com/media/ssri/paxil/Injunction/pr_inj3.htm)

Barth further stated: "The FDA is already sanitizing its action with numerous statements that Paxil is okay for adults, whereas the U. K. regulators said they will 'examine urgently' these data with regard to the use of SSRIs in adults. I fear the FDA, under its current administration, lacks the ability to do a truly objective analysis. In one of our suicide cases, the FDA's position is based upon inconclusive and biased reviews done over ten years ago. Does that mean on a child's 18th birthday this risk suddenly disappears? For example, one of our client's children killed himself at age 19. Perhaps we need to remind the FDA of the 8 million dollar verdict a Wyoming jury awarded in 2000 against GSK in a case where a man taking Paxil killed his wife, his daughter, his granddaughter and then committed suicide.

"The manufacturers of the SSRIs, including GSK, have continuously and adamantly denied even the possibility of a causal connection between the SSRIs and suicide, and, instead, have blamed the victim and the 'disease.' This is notwithstanding clear evidence very early on in the clinical trials of these drugs that they can cause these problems. We have documents obtained through discovery in our litigation showing that there was an awareness of the problem as far back as the late 1970s, long before the first SSRI (Prozac) was approved for marketing in this country. In fact, the German equivalent to the FDA (the 'BGA') initially refused to license Prozac for distribution in that country due to the disproportionate number of suicides in the clinical trials. Germany eventually allowed the drug on the market, however, only with a stronger suicide warning. The reality is that all of the SSRIs, Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, share the same side effect profile regarding suicide and the safety of these drugs needs to be re-examined, objectively."

According to a study released on June 1, 2003, in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "SSRIs have become the most rapidly increasing psychotropic used to treat children and adolescents in the United States."

Link to background information and UK ban: http://www. baumhedlundlaw. com/media/ssri/paxil/UKchildren. htm (http://www. baumhedlundlaw. com/media/ssri/paxil/UKchildren. htm)

Baum Hedlund has been litigating SSRI cases around the country for over a decade. They were on the "Plaintiffs' Steering Committee" in the first SSRI-suicide litigation involving Prozac (the first SSRI approved by the FDA for marketing in the U. S.) in the early 1990s. The firm has represented families of suicide victims, including the widow of 1960s rock star, Del Shannon, and the family of comedian Phil Hartman and his wife, Brynn. The firm represents clients in suicide and injury cases against the makers of Paxil and Zoloft. Baum Hedlund attorney Karen Barth was on the trial team in one of the only SSRI suicide cases to go to trial. Additionally, Baum Hedlund filed the first Paxil class action lawsuit related to withdrawal.

Healthcare Market Research: Common Errors in In-depth Interviewing

Healthcare Market Research: Common Errors in In-depth Interviewing

Jack Shapiro, an internationally-known healthcare market researcher, outlines some of the key problems associated with the in-depth interview approach. Many of these problems also relate to focus groups.

Maywood, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2006

Jack Shapiro, an internationally known healthcare marketing consultant and market researcher, futurist, broadcast journalist and public speaker, has outlined some of the inherent problems with medical in-depth (one-on-one) interviews -- a popular form of market research in the pharmaceutical industry as well as hospitals, medical equipment, diagnostics, supplies and devices.

“Every day of the week, all over the world, individual in-depth interviews are being conducted with physicians, nurses, consumers, administrators and others in the healthcare field. Millions of dollars are being spent on this type of research. Such interviews, while potentially valuable, are often misused, poorly conducted and wide-of-the-mark,” Shapiro observes.

Here are some of the problems Shapiro has discovered during many years of experience conducting interviews with thousands of participants:

This type of research should be used as a form of qualitative, exploratory research but is often misused as being conclusive and, sometimes, projectable to the nation as a whole without an appropriate sample size adjustment.

Too often respondents are asked to answer questions for which they are not qualified to answer.

Interviews often suffer from regional biases and are not conducted in sufficiently diverse regions of the country. The quality of healthcare differs throughout this country as do medical benefits and coverage; research design must reflect that.

The most egregious error appears to be the use of interviewers with little or no healthcare industry experience and who have no understanding of medical facts or established or emerging trends.

"The same interviewer (or focus group moderator) whose background is in dog food, automobiles, real estate or some other unrelated industry cannot possibly be appropriate for ascertaining the subtleties and nuances of this very technical field,” Shapiro notes.

Contact Jack for more information regarding the proper conduct and use of medical in-depth interviews as well as focus groups in the development of brand or corporate strategies and tactics, or for a specific proposal.

Jack M. Shapiro

President

Shapiro Healthcare Marketing Research & Management Consulting, Inc.

P. O. Box 1025

Maywood, NJ 07607

Phone : 888-331-3113

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

State by State, Libraries Join AccessMyLibrary. com

State by State, Libraries Join AccessMyLibrary. com

Residents in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida now have ubiquitous access to free research tool and online magazines and journals – thanks to their libraries.

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) February 13, 2007

Statewide library consortia throughout the country are taking advantage of AccessMyLibrary. com (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/), Thomson Gale’s library advocacy Web site that allows patrons of participating libraries to access library databases and the full text of online journals and magazines (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/subject/all) anywhere and anytime with the click of a mouse. Thomson Gale is part of Thomson Learning.

Thanks to recent partnerships, all residents of Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida now have quick and convenient access to this free research tool (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/) containing the authoritative online resources (http://www. accessmylibrary. com/coms2/browse_JJ_) their libraries have licensed on their behalf. Residents of these states are able to view content from award-winning databases, such as InfoTrac OneFile, on the Web directly at www. accessmylibrary. com and seamlessly integrated into the search results of all major search engines.

Additionally, all residents of these three states are able to participate in a streamlined authentication process, designed to more quickly get them to the full text of periodical articles, journal entries and electronic reference books (eBooks).

“Our strategic partnerships with the forward-thinking library consortia in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida will provide large benefits to both the residents and the libraries of these states,” said Matt Hong, Vice President and General Manager of Open Web Markets for Thomson Gale. "All residents in Connecticut, New Mexico and Florida will have even easier Web access to the authoritative information contained in their libraries,” Hong added. “Additionally, libraries in these states will increase their prominence, as well as their relevancy, in the everyday lives of tens of millions of end users.”

For more information, contact Vanessa Birch at vanessa. birch (at) thomson. com.

About Thomson Learning and Thomson Gale

Thomson Learning delivers state-of-the-art, tailored learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development and provide measurable advantage to its customers. Thomson Learning’s mission is to shape the future of global learning by delivering consistently better learning solutions for learners, instructors, and institutions. Thomson Gale (www. gale. com) serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.

Media Contact:

Vanessa Giancamilli Birch

Manager, Corporate Communications

Thomson Gale

248-699-4253 Ext. 8193 

For Thomson Information:

Lindsay Brown

Director, Public Relations

Thomson Learning

203-539-8634

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

NCQA Awards BlueCross MCO Accreditation Status of Excellent

NCQA Awards BlueCross MCO Accreditation Status of Excellent

Accreditation Fulfills TennCare Bureau Mandate for all MCOs

Chattanooga, Tenn. (Vocus) December 22, 2006

Volunteer State Health Plan (VSHP), a licensed HMO affiliate of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. (http://www. bcbst. com/ (http://www. bcbst. com/)), announced today it has been awarded an accreditation status of 'Excellent' from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, non-profit organization that assesses and reports on the quality of the nation's managed care plans.

VSHP's accreditation status of Excellent - the highest possible level - is based on a voluntary review of how a health plan ensures that its members are receiving high quality care. VSHP scored 93.20 out of a possible 100.00 points. The accreditation is valid through Feb. 11, 2009.

"Our MCO has always strived to provide the highest-quality clinical care and member satisfaction to those Tennesseans relying on us for Medicaid services, and this NCQA accreditation validates those efforts," said VSHP Vice President Sonya Nelson. "The confirmation of our excellence is good news for not only us, but also our members."

The achievement meets the TennCare Bureau's NCQA accreditation requirement for any managed care organization participating in the TennCare program. TennCare is the first Medicaid program in the nation to adopt such a mandate.

"Achieving an accreditation status of Excellent is a significant achievement for a health plan," said Margaret E. O'Kane, president of NCQA. "It is only awarded to those plans that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement and have HEDIS results in the highest range of national performance."

The NCQA accreditation survey process includes on and off-site evaluations of over 60 standards and selected HEDIS performance measures conducted by a team of physicians and managed care experts. A committee of physicians analyzes the team's finding and assigns an accreditation level based on the performance level of the plan being evaluated to NCQA's standards.

The NCQA accreditation process evaluates how well a health plan manages quality throughout every part of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, affiliated providers, and administrative services - to continuously improve health care for its members.

VSHP, a licensed HMO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., was the first managed care organization to commit to Tennessee's Medicaid program (TennCare) in 1993. Through its BlueCare and TennCare Select programs, VSHP serves more than 600,000 TennCare beneficiaries. Services provided include claims processing, care coordination, disease management and case management.

Contact:

Mary Thompson

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc

423-535-7694

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

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Your Hormones Hold the Secret to Happier Holiday Shopping

Your Hormones Hold the Secret to Happier Holiday Shopping

There's a surprising new way to combat the stress of holiday shopping -- do it in sync with your hormone cycle! That's the advice given in this week's "Hormone Horoscope" featured in Four Weeks Magazine (http://www. fourweeksmag. com), a new online lifestyle publication tailored to each week of a woman's hormone cycle.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 7, 2006

There's a surprising new way to combat the stress of holiday shopping -- do it in sync with your hormone cycle! That's the advice given in this week's "Hormone Horoscope" featured in Four Weeks Magazine (http://www. fourweeksmag. com (http://www. fourweeksmag. com)), a new online lifestyle publication tailored to each week of a woman's hormone cycle.

"It's not only women who can use this hormonal holiday shopping advice. Men can also reduce holiday shopping stress by planning their gift-buying according to their own 24-hour hormone cycle," says Gabrielle Lichterman, publisher and editor of Four Weeks Magazine and author of "28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential" (Adams Media, May 2005).

"Scientific research shows that both women's and men's hormones have a powerful affect on everything that impacts their holiday shopping experience - including mood, energy, stamina, patience with crowds and traffic, and even how much money they spend. When people shop in sync with their hormone cycle, they can reduce stress, save money and make their holiday shopping a happier experience," Lichterman states.

The following is a summary of this week's Hormone Horoscope that shows women and men how to have a happier shopping experience by syncing it up with their hormone cycle.

THE WOMEN'S GUIDE: HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SYNC WITH YOUR MONTH-LONG HORMONE CYCLE

Week 1 - (begins on the first day of menstruation) Shop at mom-and-pop shops and neighborhood stores. Save money by: Avoiding impulse items

Week 2 - Shop at: Malls and stores that are far away Save money by: Comparison shopping

Week 3 - Shop at: One-stop-shops and department stores Save money by: Not getting suckered by a cute face

Week 4 - Shop at The Internet, catalogues and home shopping channels Save money by: Not going overboard on premenstrual "medicinal shopping"

THE MEN'S GUIDE: HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SYNC WITH YOUR 24-HOUR HORMONE CYCLE

Morning - Shop at: Mom-and-pop shops and stores that are far away Save money by: Avoiding impulse items

Afternoon - Shop at: The mall. Save money by: Looking for bargains

Evening - Shop at: The Internet, catalogues and home shopping channels. Save money by: Eating an energizing meal

Following is the full text of this week's Hormone Horoscope, which is authorized for reprint provided the author is credited:

BOOST HOLIDAY CHEER BY SHOPPING IN SYNC WITH YOUR HORMONE CYCLE

By Gabrielle Lichterman, editor-in-chief of Four Weeks Magazine (http://www. fourweeksmag. com (http://www. fourweeksmag. com)), author of "28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential"

THE WOMEN'S GUIDE: HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SYNC WITH YOUR MONTH-LONG HORMONE CYCLE

Week 1 (starts the first day of menstruation) To boost holiday shopping cheer: Shop at mom-and-pop tores and neighborhood boutiques. Estrogen and testosterone start out at low levels this week, which makes women more comfortable in familiar places that are close to home. These rising hormones also makes women chattier, so they'll appreciate the personalized attention and friendliness of a smaller store.

Save money by... Avoiding impulse items like bath products, gadgets and anything next to a cash register. Rising testosterone this week makes women more likely to splurge on small items not on their shopping list.

Week 2 To boost holiday shopping cheer: Go to the mall or stores that are far away. Estrogen and testosterone reach their peaks this week, and that gives women lots of energy, endurance and optimism - all traits that will help them brave the mega-crowds, extra-long lines and overworked salespeople with patience and high holiday spirits. These hormones also make women crave adventure and new experiences, so a long trip to a new shop is especially fun.

Save money by... Comparison shopping before purchasing expensive gifts. These confidence-boosting hormones may make women feel like they've got more money to spend than they really do.

Week 3 To boost holiday shopping cheer: Head to one-stop shops and department stores. Sedating progesterone rises this week, sapping women of energy and endurance and making them tire out more quickly than in previous days. So they'll be happiest doing their holiday shopping at stores that have lots of different types of items all under one roof, making it easy to get more gift-buying done in less time. An added bonus this week: The usual holiday shopping annoyances are less irritating as progesterone makes women feel mellower and more relaxed.

Save money by... Not getting suckered by a cute face. Progesterone makes women more susceptible to buying anything that uses adorable images of babies, puppies and other cuddly creatures to entice them.

Week 4 To boost holiday shopping cheer: Turn to the Internet, catalogues and home shopping channels. During these premenstrual days, estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge and they take a woman's patience with jostling crowds, honking traffic and pushy salespeople down with them. These plunging hormones also make women more sensitive to pain, such as being bumped or stepped on by fellow shoppers.

Save money by... Not going overboard on "medicinal shopping", which women may be tempted to do to combat descending hormone irritability and achiness.

THE MEN'S GUIDE: HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SYNC WITH YOUR 24-HOUR HORMONE CYCLE

Morning - To boost holiday shopping cheer: Head to mom-and-pop shops and stores that are far away. Testosterone peaks during these hours, which gives men lots of energy, but also makes them more likely to fly off the handle over little frustrations, like crowds and parking. As a result, they'll be happier visiting smaller boutiques, which are typically less packed. High testosterone heightens a man's spatial abilities, so these are the hours he'll map out the fastest traveling routes for stores that are long distances away.

Save money by... Keeping a limit on items not on their list. High testosterone makes men more impulsive in these hours. They may also want to avoid drinking lots of coffee while shopping and getting suckered by images of products that use scantily clad women to sell them - studies show these make men even more likely to overspend.

Afternoon - To boost holiday shopping cheer: Shop at the mall and department stores. Testosterone dips to the middle of its cycle in these hours, so men still have lots of energy and stamina to withstand long lines and visits to lots of stores, but they'll also be less easily irritated and have more patience with crowds and while jockeying for parking spaces.

Save money by. Looking for bargains. Since men are a tad less impulsive during these hours thanks to declining testosterone, it's a good time for them to put off buying gifts till they find the best price.

Evening - To boost holiday shopping cheer: Turn to the Internet, catalogues and home shopping channels. This is the time of day when testosterone reaches its lowest level, which makes a man's energy, stamina and concentration bottom out. As a result, he may feel too sapped to hit the stores.

Save money by... Eating energizing foods, like an iron-rich burger or tuna sandwich. Otherwise, he may be tempted to settle on a pricey product just so he can stop shopping and take a nap!

To read this Hormone Horoscope in Four Weeks Magazine, log onto: http://www. FourWeeksMag. com/holidayhormonehoroscope. htm (http://www. FourWeeksMag. com/holidayhormonehoroscope. htm)

About Four Weeks Magazine

Four Weeks Magazine (http://www. fourweeksmag. com (http://www. fourweeksmag. com)), launched September 2006, is a free, online, monthly lifestyle magazine that's the first to be tailored to each week of a woman's cycle. In addition to recipes, shopping recommendations and expert tips, Four Weeks Magazine features a weekly "Hormone Horoscope" written by its publisher and editor Gabrielle Lichterman, who's the founder of Hormonology (http://www. Hormonology. info (http://www. Hormonology. info)) and author of "28 ays: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and

Potential" (Adams Media, 2005). "28 Days" was named one of the top 10 women's health books of 2005 by About. com and is available in bookstores everywhere.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Gabrielle Lichterman

Phone: (212) 987-4460

Web Address: http://www. fourweeksmag. com (http://www. fourweeksmag. com)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Umbria Releases Blog Research on Organic Food Purchasing Behavior and Attitudes

Umbria Releases Blog Research on Organic Food Purchasing Behavior and Attitudes

Umbria blogosphere analytics used to track and analyze consumer opinions about organic food shopping.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 27, 2006

Umbria, Inc., a market intelligence company that specializes in blog research (http://www. umbrialistens. com/about) and consumer generated media (CGM) (http://www. umbrialistens. com/services/reportSnapshot) for market insight, today released results of its Q2 study of consumer attitudes and trends in organic food (http://www. umbrialistens. com) purchasing. Key insights show that health benefits, taste and the effect on the environment are the most important reasons bloggers cite for buying organic.

Health and wellness issues are a popular discussion among bloggers. Notable in this recent study was the dominance and passion of female bloggers across all age groups for this topic, driven most markedly by Gen Y females. Bloggers in demographic segment talked about the attraction of organic retailers offering luxury items such as premium juices and prepared sushi. They also discussed how in-store free samples often brought them to the store and had them return. Other insights included:

Health benefits are the most commonly cited reasons for buying organic products Taste and appeal of the products was the second most commonly discussed motivation for consumers The effect on the environment and buying locally was the third major theme among bloggers discussing organic food purchases Consumers blogging about organic foods are also concerned with animal welfare, specifically ducks being raised for foie gras, ethical issues around the catching of wild seafood and treatment of cows. The organic movement is gaining force with pet owners as well. Some owners mention purchasing natural/organic pet food, even though it costs more than traditional pet food. Whole Foods dominates blogosphere conversations as a retailer, cited in 3 out of 4 mentions of organic retailers; Wild Oats follows with more than 1 out of 10 mentions Wal-Mart spiked conversation in June with its announcement of its entry into organics, but few bloggers talked about buying from them Safeway garnered just 4% of the conversation in Q2, but appears to be growing in awareness; Trader Joe’s was also mentioned frequently for its affordable and tasty organic products

“We are passionate about our health and wellness, and that passion can be found in discussions throughout the blogosphere,” said Janet Eden-Harris, Umbria CEO. “This study confirms that there is a growing market of sophisticated consumers for organic products, and they are not shy in talking about what they want.”

Highlights of the study can be found on Umbria’s website at http://www. umbrialistens. com (http://www. umbrialistens. com).

Umbria is unique in its ability to assess both what is being said, and who is doing the speaking in the online world. Umbria’s patent-pending technology enables the company to classify posts and estimate gender and age of the speaker, as well as rapidly identify and eliminate blog spam (http://www. umbrialistens. com/home) posts.

About Umbria, Inc.

Umbria is a marketing intelligence company that analyzes the unaided opinions, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors of the online world (comprised of blogs, message boards, Usenet, product review sites, etc.) and distills it into actionable insights about companies, brands, products, people and issues.

Umbria analyzes voices of the online community by using proprietary Natural Language Processing and machine learning algorithms to dissect the who, what and why of online opinion, offering in-depth insights for some of the world’s leading brands, including Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, Wild Oats and many others.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MULTI-BILLION Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan Proposed by Child Support Payment Corporation

MULTI-BILLION Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan Proposed by Child Support Payment Corporation

Economic plan to provide for payment of Child Support to benefit more than 10 million needy families. The plan also proposes reductions in State deficits they are now facing.

(PRWEB) January 22, 2003 - CHILD-SUPPORT-PAYMENT) Multi-

Billion Dollar Economic Stimulus

Plan Proposed by Child Support Payment Corporation

 Business Editors & Political/Government Writers

 AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2003--Child Support Payment Corporation (www. childsupportpaymentcorporation. com) has proposed a stimulus package with the issuance of up to $100 billion dollars in federally insured child support bonds to provide economic security for America's children.

 This plan could be included with the proposals to Congress that would insure that no child is left behind.

 The formation of a Child Support Trust Fund to issue the bonds would provide for up to $35 billion dollars in payments to the federal government, $35 billion dollars in payments to the states and $30 billion dollars to more than 10 million needy families. The funding of the project is proposed to come under the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Reserve Bank and the proposed structure is similar to Sallie Mae (NYSE:SLM).

 Child Support Payment Corporation has contracted with Deloitte Touche for auditing services and Automatic Data Payment Services (NYSE:ADP) for payment services. The program is designed for court-ordered payments that are collected and distributed by a state disbursement unit. The collections are made by the various state agencies. Child Support Payment Corporation is presently negotiating with various financial institutions to implement an initial pilot

Program in the United States.

 Child Support Payment Corporation is a facilitator of child

Support payments by contracting with various private and public

Entities to guarantee the payment of child support payments from a

Trust account.

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CONTACT: Child Support Payment Corporation, Austin 

Info@childsupportpaymentcorporation. com

Monday, February 16, 2009

Study Shows More Education Needed on Sunscreen Use: Dermatologist Joshua Fox says consumers missing the mark on skin cancer prevention

Study Shows More Education Needed on Sunscreen Use: Dermatologist Joshua Fox says consumers missing the mark on skin cancer prevention

Joshua Fox, M. D., medical director at Advanced Dermatology and founder of the New Age Skin Research Foundation, a non-profit health organization, conducted a study on 2,252 respondents. It consisted of a 24-question survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards sun exposure, tanning and sunscreen usage.

New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) February 4, 2010

The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. With more than one million cases diagnosed annually, the incidences of skin cancers out number the combined incidences of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer in the United States.

Doctors Joshua Fox, MD and Rao Saladi, MD, of the New Age Skin Research Foundation, a non-profit health organization aiming to provide expert educational resources to the public and physicians, concluded that the most recent research on attitudes about sun protection and the behavior related to the proper use of sunscreen was unfortunately from studies focused primarily in Australia.

In order to gain an understanding of local points of view, the doctors conducted their own study and presented their findings in March of 2009, at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 67th Annual Meeting, held in San Francisco, California. These same findings were published in the March 2009 issue of The American Academy of Dermatology.

The study was conducted throughout Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and included 2,252 respondents. The study consisted of a 24-question survey. The survey was designed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards sun exposure, tanning and sunscreen usage. Demographic data on each subject’s age, sex, race, education and skin type were also collected. Surveys were conducted throughout the Tri-State area in four types of locations: public beaches (34.6% of respondents), public areas such as malls and parks (33.3% of respondents), at colleges (24.6% of respondents), and in dermatology offices (7.5% of respondents).

Dr. Fox and Dr. Saladi concluded that, “While many individuals are admittedly aware of the value of sunscreen as protection against the dangers of skin damage and skin cancer, they lack knowledge about the proper use of sunscreen.” 

“One surprising finding”, said Dr. Fox, “was that while respondents in the beachgoer category had the highest instance of sunscreen usage, 42% using it regularly; the same group was among the highest percentage to use tanning salons.”

According to the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, frequent tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure. And, research indicates that people who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop Squamous Cell Carcinoma which kills about 2.5 billion people each year, and are 1.5 times more likely to develop Basal Cell Carcinoma. Doctors Fox and Saladi discovered that, regardless of the survey category, between 10% and 15% of respondents used tanning beds.

Other results from the survey showed that respondents from the public area category were split almost equally into thirds; one third used sunscreen regularly, one third used it occasionally, and one third reported non-use. Of the college campus respondents 38.9% of respondents reported almost daily use, while 39.23% said they never used sunscreen.

The dermatology office category respondents reported the highest daily usage of sunscreen at 56.90 percent. “We believe that it is because this group of respondents is likely to have had some experience with or concern about skin damage or cancer,” said Dr. Fox.

Dr. Saladi added, “it is also likely that as a result of their dermatology visits, this group would have had the highest degree of education and reinforcement regarding the proper use of sunscreen from their dermatologist and staff. Dr. Fox and I both believe that improving education and reinforcement can increase awareness and improve behavior, regardless of the geographic area.”

Education on the proper use of sunscreen should include how to select the right products, the proper application and reapplication of sunscreen, and the frequency and amount of its use.

About Dr. Fox: Joshua L. Fox, M. D., F. A.A. D., earned his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, followed by a three-year dermatology residency at the New York University School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Fox is a leading authority in the field of dermatology, with an expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures. He is the founder and director of Advanced Dermatology, P. C. of New York and New Jersey and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and is a spokesman for both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

About New Age Research Foundation: The New Age Research Foundation is a national, non-profit [501 (C) (3)] health organization committed to improving the quality of life of those with skin conditions. The foundation aims to provide expert educational resources to the public, to conduct innovative research, and to extend research grants to dedicated scientists and scientific organizations.

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OnMessage Founder Featured as Expert on Clear and Concise Messaging in a Down Economy

OnMessage Founder Featured as Expert on Clear and Concise Messaging in a Down Economy

OnMessage Founder, Jim O'Gara, featured as the guest speaker at the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Marketing Association (BMA) luncheon, to discuss the importance and benefits of a strong, consistent company message in today's market.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2009

Marketing industry professionals, business owners, and others recently attended the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Marketing Association (BMA) luncheon to hear Jim O'Gara, president and founder of OnMessage, discuss the importance of consistently auditing your company's message and overall business strategy as the market and ecosystem of communication channels continue to change.

"The simple truth is most companies approach messaging at a very tactical level," said O'Gara. "Messaging development becomes a vehicle or campaign-based activity. This is completely ineffective. Companies need to fundamentally change the way they develop, monitor and improve their overall message and story."

O'Gara was invited to serve as the expert speaker on this topic due to his extensive experience developing strategic marketing plans and brand "stories" that emotionally connect with a specific audience through various advertising and marketing vehicles.

"At OnMessage, we use a five-step messaging development methodology that enables companies to build a clear, concise and compelling messaging platform. This platform serves as the foundation for more accurate and effective messaging across every communication channel," he said.

During the presentation, O'Gara explained that sales people spend 40-60 hours a month recreating messages that are more relevant and timely. In addition, he stated that 80 percent of all marketing materials never get used because sales professionals don't believe the content is on message or relevant to their prospects and customers.

"When it comes to messaging, we recommend a routine audit every six months. The audit will enable you to keep your messaging, market opportunities and business strategy in complete alignment," O'Gara added.

At the event, O'Gara also stressed the importance of aggressive differentiation through bold positioning and messaging as well as maintaining an intense, disciplined focus on delivering a single, memorable message.

"Now more than ever our brains are programmed to act as filters -- we only notice what's different. Marketing professionals need to understand this as they develop their company's story," O'Gara added.

If you are interested in having Jim O'Gara speak at an upcoming event, please email info@itsonmessage. com or call 214-438-1106.

To see video excerpts from the DFW/BMA presentation go to http://yttwt. com/qwdzq (http://yttwt. com/qwdzq).

About OnMessage
OnMessage is an integrated advertising agency that specializes in creating brand stories that emotionally connect with a specific audience, and telling those stories through the most appropriate advertising and marketing vehicles. Leveraging traditional and digital media, OnMessage has helped clients such as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, 3M Unitek, The SCOOTER Store, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and others improve the return on investment they receive for every marketing dollar they spend. With a core philosophy of staying "on message," and its team of branding and storytelling professionals, OnMessage is the agency leading companies turn to for innovative advertising ideas. For more information, please visit www. itsonmessage. com or call 972-931-3444 Ext. 1106.

Visit www. onmessagethrive. com to learn more about OnMessageTHRIVE, the agency's healthcare division.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Internet Marketing Specialist Todd Mintz Published In Search Engine Guide

Internet Marketing Specialist Todd Mintz Published In Search Engine Guide

Cube Management’s Internet Marketing Specialist Todd Mintz authored, “The Elasticity of Online Content” which was published on the Search Engine Guide website, one of the leading sources for search engine information on the Internet.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 13, 2006

Cube Management’s Internet Marketing Specialist Todd Mintz authored, “The Elasticity of Online Content” which was published on the Search Engine Guide website (http://www. searchengineguide. com (http://www. searchengineguide. com)), one of the leading sources for search engine information on the Internet.

Like many successful internet marketing specialists, Mintz writes monthly “tips and tricks” articles in order to generate leads online. Each article gets published on the Search Engine Guide website which provides tremendous visibility to Mintz and Cube Management. In order to maximize online visibility and lead generation for his articles, Mintz takes several subsequent steps after each article is published…all of which can be duplicated by article writers in any field. Click the following link to read how Mintz maximizes his ROI on each article he writes: http://www. cubemanagement. com/resources/articles/elasticity. asp (http://www. cubemanagement. com/resources/articles/elasticity. asp).

At Cube Management, we boast a proven track record of success in implementing highly targeted, successful internet marketing programs that boost sales and produce strong ROI for our clients. Let us show you how internet marketing can bring targeted prospects to your website and new revenue through the door.

To download our Marketing Communications datasheet, please click on the following link: http://www. cubemanagement. com/resources/datasheets/marcom. asp (http://www. cubemanagement. com/resources/datasheets/marcom. asp).

About Cube Management

Cube Management (http://www. cubemanagement. com (http://www. cubemanagement. com)) provides sales acceleration services to emerging growth and mid-market companies in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare and business service sectors. The experts at Cube Management work across the entire spectrum of marketing, sales and business development to provide customized solutions that drive revenue and profit growth. Cube Management combines Strategy, Process & People to produce winning results.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Project GOAL Goes To College As Part of Georgetown University Curriculum

Project GOAL Goes To College As Part of Georgetown University Curriculum

Project GOAL's programming model and philosophy on using soccer to influence underserved kids to stay in school has become part of a Georgetown University Masters Program.

Providence, RI (PRWEB) March 1, 2009

Project GOAL has recently been included in the curriculum for Georgetown University's (Washington, D. C) new masters program in Sports Industry Management. Matt Sicchio, an adjunct professor at Georgetown and current Director of Operations and Legal Affairs for USA Football and former Director of Corporate Partnerships and Legal Affairs with the United States Soccer Foundation, is teaching a class on globalization, diversity, and the social foundations of sports.

During the portion of the class focused on corporate social responsibility in sports, Project GOAL's concept and program is explored as an example of "sports as a vehicle for social change."

"I want the next generation of sports industry leaders to understand and appreciate the impact of community-based organizations that are using sports as a hook, but where the ultimate measure of success is positive social change - rather than wins or losses," said Sicchio. "Project GOAL is a great case study of success in this area."

Project GOAL, Inc. (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn), is an after-school initiative that partners with the Central Falls School Department, SCOPE/Central Falls School District, Providence School Department, and the Soccer Rhode Island Olympic Development Program. Project GOAL's mission is to facilitate the development of New England's disadvantaged inner city youth through after-school tutoring, health education, and soccer-related programs.

A non-profit 501©3 organization, Project GOAL, Inc., is comprised of professionals from the business, academic, health and soccer communities who support the project in achieving its objectives in creating opportunities for its "GOALie" participants.

Contact:
Darius Shirzadi, Executive Director
Project GOAL, Inc.
79 Savoy Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401 258 2300
Http://www. projectgoal. org (http://www. projectgoal. org)

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Career Resource Center Launches on All Nursing Schools

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Career Resource Center Launches on All Nursing Schools

All Nursing Schools provides students with an in-depth clinical nurse specialist career resource center to learn about the many CNS career and school opportunities available in today’s thriving nursing industry.

Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) February 11, 2010

All Nursing Schools, the Internet’s premier resource for nursing careers and degrees, now offers in-depth clinical nurse specialist (CNS) career (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/clinical-nurse-specialist. php) information. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Career Resource Center provides prospective nursing students helpful clinical nurse specialist education and career resources to give them insight into the thriving CNS branch of advanced practice nursing careers in this time of nursing shortage and opportunity.

According to the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), clinical nurse specialist jobs are more in demand than ever before because of the need for qualified health and nursing professionals. CNSs are central players in the growth of managed care, and they serve to manage the complexities and interdependencies of different parts of health care practice, making them crucial in today’s changing health care system.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Career Resource Center (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/cns. php) provides students with not only clinical nurse specialist career (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/cns-careers. php) information, including a career overview and CNS salary information, but also clinical nurse specialist training (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/clinical-nurse-specialist-training. php) and school information. Students can also learn which CNS specialties and work settings may work for them when they become a clinical nurse specialist (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/become-clinical-nurse-specialist. php), and they can research clinical nurse specialist schools (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/clinical-nurse-specialist-schools. php) to find the right program for their career endeavors.

“Today is an excellent time to invest in a clinical nurse specialist education,” says Dana Larsen, career researcher for All Nursing Schools. “But since CNS roles are quite versatile, it is very important for prospective nursing students to do their career research before they attend clinical nurse specialist school. Students need to make sure they choose a program that caters to their specialty and practice expectations. The Clinical Nurse Specialist Career Resource Center (http://www. allnursingschools. com/faqs/cns. php) is an excellent place for students to gain the knowledge they need to make educated CNS career decisions.”

About All Nursing Schools
All Nursing Schools is a comprehensive online publisher of accredited nursing degree programs and nursing career resources. Since 2001, All Nursing Schools has been helping match millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their educational needs. All Nursing Schools strives to be the finest resource available to prospective students and nurses, and is one of several unique Web sites owned by All Star Directories, Inc. All Nursing Schools is where you can find in-depth information about nursing!

About All Star Directories
All Star Directories, Inc. is one of the Internet's fastest growing publishers of online and career school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. Recently, Inc. Magazine ranked All Star among the fastest growing companies in the country, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized the company as one of Washington State's fastest growing companies for five consecutive years. From leading research institutions to fast-growing online and for-profit schools, nearly 6,000 featured schools trust All Star Directories as the authority in online student recruitment. The All Star network of sites focuses on a wide range of fields, including All Allied Health Schools, All Art Schools, All Business Schools, All Education Schools, All Psychology Schools, All Criminal Justice Schools, All Computer Schools and All Nursing Schools. Please visit www. AllStarDirectories. com or call 1-888-404-8043 for more information.

Press Contact
Dana Pake
Corporate Communications Manager
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MEDINEX SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SECURE MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR HOSPITALS AND LARGE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

MEDINEX SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SECURE MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR HOSPITALS AND LARGE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

Medinex Systems, Inc. (OTC: MDNX), a healthcare technology company, today announced the release of MxMail, a community oriented HIPAA secure electronic messaging system designed for hospitals. The system enables hospitals to provide secure, email style electronic messaging services to physicians, labs and patients in their community.

(PRWEB) March 6, 2002

Orlando, FL – Medinex Systems, Inc. (OTC: MDNX), a healthcare technology company, today announced the release of MxMail, a community oriented HIPAA secure electronic messaging system designed for hospitals. The system enables hospitals to provide secure, email style electronic messaging services to physicians, labs and patients in their community.

The MxMail system is a complete solution for healthcare organizations that need to provide HIPAA compliant messaging for internal and external use. MxMail helps hospitals establish themselves as leading healthcare service providers for their local community.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains stringent new legislation covering patient privacy rights. MxMail helps assure that healthcare providers comply with the electronic messaging portions of the HIPAA law.

HIPAA has effectively rendered traditional email systems obsolete. The MxMail technology allows healthcare workers to securely send and receive electronic messages in a HIPAA compliant manner.

“MxMail is the best HIPAA compliant messaging solution in the country. It is easy to install and manage, low cost and very secure,” Tony Paquin, CEO of Medinex Systems, said.

The MxMail system now handles pre-defined message types and has been integrated with Medinex Office, the companyÂ’s suite of medical technology services. Healthcare users can use MxMail to capture patient data securely on the web, to send letters to referring physicians, and to circulate transcribed noted to medical colleagues. The product operates as a complete outsourced, ASP solution.

About Medinex Systems, Inc.

Medinex SystemsÂ’ (www. medinex. com) core product is a suite of Web-based physicianÂ’s technology and services called Medinex Office. Medinex Office includes transcription, messaging, scheduling, patient records, billing and claims processing modules. Medinex Office is available through a growing list of value-added resellers (VARs) and through its direct sales force throughout the country.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from managementÂ’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, Medinex Systems anticipated losses, competition, strategic alliances, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, management of potential growth, lack of sufficient capitalization, risks of system interruption, impact from international vendors, uncertainty of product acceptance, limited operating history, and risks of new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Medinex SystemsÂ’ financial results is included in Medinex SystemsÂ’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, and all subsequent filings, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Seniors have Active Sex Lives, According to National Survey

Seniors have Active Sex Lives, According to National Survey

Lovevidacura. com is humorous spoof meant to address seniors and others' intimacy and introduce IntimateRider Sexual Mobility chair at VidaCura. com.

Farmington, CT (PRWEB) February 13, 2009

Just in time for Valentine's Day, lovevidacura. com aims to bring attention to the importance of intimacy for Senior Citizens via a humorous spoof on senior-citizen dating websites.

"While many people with activity-limiting medical conditions adapt to their situations, society often presumes that sex and intimacy are not important to this group", according to Larry Berk, President of VidaCura. com. "We now know that the need for intimacy doesn't stop at any specific age. LoveVidacura. com is meant to illustrate that dating, intimacy and sex activities are not just reserved for the young."

In the first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes conducted by the University of Chicago, has found that most people ages 57 to 85 think of relationships and sexuality as an important part of life and that the frequency of sexual activity, for those who are active, declines only slightly from the 50s to the early 70s. Among those who remained sexually active, nearly half reported at least one sexual problem, such as lack of desire (43% of women), vaginal dryness (39% of women) or erectile dysfunction (37% of men).

Other survey findings include:
The most prevalent sexual problems among women were low desire (43%), difficulty with vaginal lubrication (39%), and inability to climax (34%). Among men, the most prevalent sexual problems were erectile difficulties (37%). Fourteen percent of all men reported using medication, supplements or erectile enhancement devices to improve sexual function. Men and women who rated their health as being poor including those who suffer from range of motion-limitations and joint pain were less likely to be sexually active and, among respondents who were sexually active, were more likely to report sexual problems.

The complete study is available at the National Institute on Aging's website.

VidaCura. com offers health and wellness products that are helpful to people of all ages including Fitball fitness products]brand fitness products, massage tables, and the IntimateRider sex chair.

The IntimateRider (http://www. vidacura. com/product/9604/150_Easierliving) provides a level of mobility that might be otherwise challenging for those with spinal cord injuries, chronic back pain, arthritis or those dealing with the effects of aging. It is a sleek, small chair with a very low center of gravity that glides effortlessly forward and backward with just a bit of upper body movement. Specially selected fabric conforms to the body for comfort and back support. The IntimateRider folds nicely so that it may fit under the bed or in a closet.

VidaCura. com based in Farmington, Connecticut offers over 5,000 home healthcare and wellness products including power scooters, bath and kitchen assists, walkers, and incontinence products. They also publish Taking Care of Ourselves (http://newsletter. vidacura. com/), a free health newsletter that covers health and insurance topics from the consumer's perspective.

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Employee Engagement Soars for DSM Personalized Nutrition's Employee Wellness Program

Employee Engagement Soars for DSM Personalized Nutrition's Employee Wellness Program

Two new case studies from DSM Personalized Nutrition show how the company's nutrition-based employee wellness program achieves superior employee engagement for two very different organizations

Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 29, 2010

Two new case studies issued by DSM Personalized Nutrition report that the company's nutrition-based employee wellness (http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/our_strategy. htm) program achieves engagement levels and other results that far surpass industry standards. The engagement levels achieved by two clients during the program's rollout, which included completing a biometric screening, were one-and-a-half to two times higher than the industry standard of 40 percent.

The case studies were conducted at two very different client organizations that have implemented DSM Personalized Nutrition's Global Personal Nutrition System™ (GPNS™), a comprehensive, nutrition-based health and wellness program that helps employees make incremental, meaningful changes to their dietary and lifestyle behaviors:
 The first client—which achieved a 61 percent employee engagement level—is located in the Northeast with approximately 250 employees, most of whom are salaried employees working in an office complex environment. The case study is available at: http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/Thankyou_GA_Success_ClientA. htm (http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/Thankyou_GA_Success_ClientA. htm)

 The second client—which achieved an 80 percent employee engagement level—is located in the South with approximately 1,100 employees, most of whom are hourly employees working 12-hour shifts in a manufacturing facility. The case study is available at: http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/Thankyou_GA_Success_ClientB. htm (http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/Thankyou_GA_Success_ClientB. htm)

Other results featured in the case studies of these clients include:

 95 percent of the employees in the office complex environment who completed a biometric screening also met with a health coach and scheduled a follow-up appointment for personal telephone coaching after their biometric screenings.  58 percent of the employees at in the office complex and 87 percent of employees in the manufacturing facility went on to complete personal health assessments, far exceeding the industry-wide average of about 18 percent.  75 percent of employees at the manufacturing facility who participated in a company-sponsored weight loss challenge lost weight—an average of four-and-a-half pounds per person.

In addition to providing engagement and results data, the studies outline the types of health issues, risks and challenges facing each organization's workforce.

"As these case studies clearly demonstrate, employers seeking a corporate wellness (http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/employer_benefits. htm) program that delivers superior employee engagement and a maximum return on investment would do well to consider implementing GPNS™," said Michael Tarino, DSM Personalized Nutrition's president. "Our program is grounded in a whole-health approach to wellness, helping participants make behavior changes (http://www. dsm. com/le/en_US/pnut/html/health_coach. htm) that improve every facet of their health. And by focusing on nutrition, we offer the most effective method for improving overall wellness and reducing risks for a number of costly, chronic diseases. The real beauty of GPNS™ is that it can be utilized by everyone in an organization as well as family members. It truly is a comprehensive program in every sense of the word."

About DSM Personalized Nutrition
DSM Personalized Nutrition is a U. S.-based subsidiary of DSM (Euronext:DSM), a global leader in nutrition. Its GPNS™, Global Personal Nutrition System™, is a comprehensive, nutrition-based health and wellness program offered to employers as part of a whole-health approach to reducing health care costs, improving productivity, and positively affecting employee morale. GPNS is designed to help employees achieve their specific health goals, and improve their health, by implementing small, yet meaningful dietary and lifestyle changes. www. DSMPersonalizedNutrition. com.

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N. V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic performance, environmental quality and social responsibility, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about €8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: www. dsm. com.

Forward-looking statements
Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that involve inherent risks and uncertainties are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of the management of DSM and information currently available. DSM has no obligation to update any statements contained in this press release.

Media Contacts:

Contact:
Michael Civiello
Mikciv(at)gmail. com
831.685.9700

Sue Wood
Suewood07(at)yahoo. com
973.257.8315

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Monday, February 9, 2009

More Mid-Market Companies Turn to iCIMS for Talent Management Needs

More Mid-Market Companies Turn to iCIMS for Talent Management Needs

Software-as-a-Service provider emerges as solution of choice for mid - sized companies.

Hazlet, NJ (PRWEB) November 10, 2009 -–

iCIMS (http://www. icims. com/), the third-largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, announced today the company's continued success among mid-sized companies seeking talent management solutions. Such mid-sized companies as Celebrity Resorts, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Emerging Health Technologies and the Public Library of Charlotte recently joined over 750 worldwide companies currently partnering with iCIMS for their candidate and employee management needs (http://www. icims. com/content/solutions/employeemanagement/Default. aspx). iCIMS' momentum and ascension as the industry leader for the mid-market has been attributed to a fast, flexible, and easy-to-use platform, as well as the company's commitment to an unparalleled customer experience.

Recognized as a mid-market leader in a recent Bersin & Associates' study, "Talent Acquisition Systems 2010: Facts, Practical Analysis, Trends and Provider Profiles," iCIMS was acknowledged for differentiating itself in the areas of customer service, ease-of-use and speed to deploy. The guide comes on the heels of two recent wins for iCIMS' unparalleled customer support (http://www. icims. com/content/services. asp) in both the NY Enterprise Report and the UK's Software Satisfaction for Customer Service. Maintaining a 97% client retention rate, iCIMS' ongoing pursuit of 100% customer satisfaction through its four-tiered support team has directly contributed to the company's emergence as a leading provider for the mid-market. The dedicated support teams coupled with user forums, weekly virtual training, and an interactive Knowledge Center has served as one of iCIMS' core differentiators.

In addition to the unmatched customer experience iCIMS provides, mid-market companies have selected the award-winning Talent Platform because of its flexibility. This high degree of flexibility is greatly valued by mid-market organizations that are looking to invest in a Talent Platform that is capable of expanding to meet their evolving corporate vision. Not only is iCIMS' mid-market clientele utilizing the platform for their candidate management needs, such as workforce planning, applicant tracking and onboarding (http://www. icims. com/content/solutions/employeemanagement/Onboarding. aspx), but a growing number of organizations have adopted the platform as their full Talent Management System. This is due in large part to the convenience of one single platform that is robust enough to manage both candidate and employee data. The unified system adds great value to an organization that is looking to grow or expand,
But doesn't want to invest in multiple purchases, implementations, or source codes. Furthermore, the iCIMS Talent Platform enables companies to see reduced costs and increased efficiencies, which is especially valuable for mid-market buyers pressured to display ROI for their technology investments.

"Our continued success within the mid-market is a direct result of organizations recognizing the long-term value the Talent Platform has to offer", said Director of Sales, Adam Feigenbaum. "The platform's inherent flexibility, coupled with an unparalleled customer experience, provides much value for growing organizations. This high rate of adoption of the Talent Platform really underscores iCIMS' focus and strength within the mid-market space."

About iCIMS:
ICIMS, the third-largest provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 honoree focused on solving corporate business issues through the implementation of easy-to-use web-based software solutions. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier Talent Platform, enables organizations to manage their entire talent lifecycle from applicant tracking through onboarding and beyond through a single web-based application. With more than 750 clients worldwide, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent management system providers in the space. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, view a free online demo of the iCIMS
Talent Platform at www. icims. com/demo (http://www. icims. com/demo).

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U. S. Consumers Turn to IsraMeds. com Israeli Pharmacy, Other Foreign Sources, as Canadian Pharmacies Expected to Stop Serving Americans

U. S. Consumers Turn to IsraMeds. com Israeli Pharmacy, Other Foreign Sources, as Canadian Pharmacies Expected to Stop Serving Americans

As Canadian drug supplies become scarcer for Americans, a growing number of U. S. consumers are buying low-cost medications from Israel. There, the prices are typically even lower than Canada. IsraMeds. com, a network of licensed Israeli pharmacies has had a 70% percent jump in sales to Americans this past quarter.

Rechovot, Israel (PRWEB) April 20, 2005

With Canada's Health Minister expected to soon stop Canadian pharmacies from filling drug orders for U. S. consumers, many American seniors are turning to pharmacies in Israel and other foreign countries with high pharmacy standards to save money on their prescription medications. IsraMeds. com is a licensed Israeli pharmacy that has recently been deluged with orders from U. S. consumers.

"The astounding growth in new U. S. patients caught us by complete surprise," said Avi Fadida, IsraMeds. com marketing manager. "In the past four months alone, we have had a 70 percent increase in American orders compared to the prior quarter." He adds that the typical U. S. patient is saving 50 to 90 percent off U. S. prices, and paying less than they had been if they had bought their drugs before from Canada. 

"In Israel, pharmacies are legally free to sell our drugs to Americans, Europeans or anyone else worldwide without government interference,” said Fadida. "Our prices are typically 10-20 percent less than Canadian prices, and our high quality medications are safely packaged by the manufacturers in foil-wrapped blister packs.

IsraMeds. com is so confident of its very competitive pricing that it offers a low price guarantee. It will refund patients the difference if they find a better deal elsewhere.

With 150 staff, IsraMeds is a network of licensed pharmacies. Its main office is in Rechovot, a city of 100,000 people located about a 20-minute drive southeast of Tel Aviv. Rechovot is known for its large pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

"Actually, our highest quality medications have such rock-bottom prices that several Canadian pharmacies have started having Israeli pharmacies fill their orders," explains Fadida. "However, by choosing Isrameds. com, our American consumers can cut out the middleman completely and get streamlined and professional service and delivery. Our pharmacy gets the drugs directly from the manufacturers and we ship them to our customers. They are packaged in manufacturer's own blister-packs that are safely foil sealed. 

Fadida says the average American customer buys 3-6 different medications and spends from US$150 to $500 per order. Customers are coming from all states, but especially strong are Florida, New York, Minnesota, California and Texas.  

For a comparison of drug prices in the U. S., Canada and Israel, a three-month supply of 90 tablets of the cholesterol drug Lipitor (10mg) costs $196 from Drugstore. com (U. S.), $164 from Canadadrugs. com, and $129 from IsraMeds. com. And, 12 tablets, a three-month supply, of the popular osteoporis drug Fosamax (70mg) costs $188 at Drugstore. com, $159 at Canadadrugs. com and $129 from Isrameds. com. (All prices rounded to closest US$, subject to change and exclude shipping fees if any.)

"Relieved" and "very thankful," is how Fadida describes anxious U. S. consumers once they learn that Isrameds can serve them and has guaranteed supplies. "Many were in fear of being unable to fill their orders in Canada. Now with IsraMeds, they can be assured of getting the best drugs at affordable prices."

CanadaÂ’s Health Minister, Ujjal Dosanjh, is expected to soon announce that Canadian pharmacies will no longer be able to sell Canadian drugs to U. S. customers. Canada is being forced to act to prevent possible drug shortages for Canadians and because of pressure from U. S. pharmaceutical companies and President Bush.

The situation has led Medsforall. com, Canadian Drug Outlet and many other Canadian pharmacy services to close or consolidate, and surviving services to turn to pharmacies in Israel and other nations to fill their orders. Most of the remaining Canadian pharmacies, are in effect, then “middlemen,” having foreign pharmacies fill their orders and they are forced to share profits.

IsraMeds. com says that several U. S. states and some major American corporations have contacted the pharmacy to consider having it provide medications to constituents and employees, respectively. He declined to name these prospects for competitive and legal reasons.

IsraMeds. com charges US$14.95 shipping fee per order (multiple drugs can fit in each order for no additional shipping charge), and for orders over US$450 provides free shipping. Consumers receive their orders by mail two to four weeks later and can purchase up to a three-month supply of drugs at one time. Prescription drugs require a valid U. S. prescription and a licensed Israeli pharmacist reviews and cosigns each prescription before it can be filled. The pharmacy accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and wire transfer. Customers who refer new customers to IsraMeds pharmacy receive a 3 percent discount on their order.

To learn more or place an order, consumers can visit www. isrameds. com or call toll-free 1-866-ISRA-BUY (1-866-477-2289). To write IsraMeds, the address is IsraMeds. com, Neve Ilan Shopping Center, Yavne, Israel, 85100.

Established in 1981, the pharmacyÂ’s parent company has filled more than 2 million prescriptions, most for Israel residents. Opened in 2001, Isrameds was the first international mail order pharmacy in Israel, and is the only one in the country today. IsraMeds. com is fully licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Health and staffed by trained and experienced pharmacists and their assistants.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

'24' Star is the New Face of Bally

'24' Star is the New Face of Bally

Actress endorses nation's top fitness brand and challenges Americans to get fit.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2007

Actress Marisol Nichols will be the new face of Bally Total Fitness' latest campaign, which emphasizes the company's latest innovations in the field of fitness and health. TV ads featuring Nichols will showcase brand-new technology aimed at making workouts easier and more effective. "People want to be healthy," says Nichols, "but the culture is working against them. Health and fitness are big issues in this country -- and I think it's a vital cause to support."

Nichols' face won't be unfamiliar to TV audiences. Her starring roles include hits likes "Blind Justice" and "24," for which she earned an ALMA Award nomination for her portrayal of CTU Analyst "Nadia Yassir." On the big screen, Nichols recently starred alongside Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff in Sony's feature film "Felon," set for release in 2008.

The new Bally campaign launches on January 2, 2008.

About Marisol
Marisol Nichols' credits reflect her versatility both in film and television. She is a sought-after actress in Hollywood who has worked alongside some of the most prominent actors and directors in the business.

Nichols can be seen in the comedy "Delta Farce" and starred opposite Martin Lawrence in "Big Momma's House 2." Additional feature credits include "Vegas Vacation," "Bowfinger" and "Scream 2."

On the small screen, Nichols starred in "In Justice" and the Stephen Bochco series "Blind Justice." Other television credits include the critically acclaimed series "Resurrection Blvd" as well as numerous appearances on "Friends," "Alias," "Nip/Tuck," "CSI," "Law & Order: SVU," "ER" and "Cold Case."

Nichols is a spokesperson and volunteer for various causes including Criminon, an international, non-profit organization that addresses the cause of criminality and seeks to rehabilitate inmates, and The Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights.

For more information, please visit: www. marisol-nichols. com.

Media contact:
Marlan Willardson
MWPR
Marlan@mw-pr. com

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

360clean Brings Innovation to the Janitorial Service Industry

360clean Brings Innovation to the Janitorial Service Industry

The company offers their health focused cleaning process that made them popular in Southeast medical offices to all commercial offices and industries nationwide.

North Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 17, 2010

360clean's Founder and CEO, Barry Bodiford, has felt since the company was founded that the “world does not need another cleaning company”. “I tell everyone I speak to about our company that our mentality from day one has been that the world does not need another cleaning company”, said Bodiford, who founded the company in 2005, ”but what is needed is a janitorial service company that focuses on cleaning more than what the human eye can see. It’s about raising standards and innovating processes and systems to continue to raise the standards and professionalism in our industry”.

360clean has focused on providing a health focused janitorial service to medical offices since their inception. The company eventually branded their process and system to be called JaniMed. JaniMed has become the company's playbook for the way all offices and facilities should be cleaned. The proprietary process includes the use of disinfectants, a special focus on touch surfaces and equipment that is focused on cleaning to protect health.

360clean provides their JaniMed service to all industries. This includes medical offices, schools, daycare centers, churches, banks, car dealerships, accounting offices, law firms, industrial facilities and other commercial offices. The company's focus and message is that illness causing germs are everywhere. “There is a study that shows desktops have more germs than toilet seats. At the same time, studies have shown that accounting offices and school teachers face as much or more illness causing germs than occupants of a medical office”, added Bodiford.

As 360clean continues to expand its janitorial service locations across the United States, their attention to innovation and health will lead the way. More importantly, the company structure is built around owner operators. This feature provides the customer a more consistent service than the industry average and competitive pricing. Additionally, the company offers green cleaning through their 360greenclean program.

Currently, 360clean is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has janitorial service offices in Aiken, SC; Charleston SC; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Hilton Head, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Spartanburg, SC; Asheville, NC; Birmingham, AL; Mobile, AL; Pensacola, FL; Atlanta, GA; Augusta, GA; Chicago, IL; La Crosse, WI and Madison, WI. For more information about 360clean, please visit our website (http://www.360clean. com) or call (888) 241-4665.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Nurses Now! launches Baltimore based nurses staffing agency to help ease nursing shortage

Nurses Now! launches Baltimore based nurses staffing agency to help ease nursing shortage.

Nurses Now! a new, Baltimore based nurse staffing agency has opened to help ease the nursing shortage in the area. According to a 2002 report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, there are 126,000 nursing positions unfilled in hospitals nationwide.

(PRWEB) September 7, 2002

BALTIMORE, MD – September 9, 2002- - Nurses Now!, a new nurse staffing agency serving healthcare facilities in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, opened its doors for business on September 1, 2002 in response to the increasing demand for temporary and long–term nursing staffing needs.

According to a 2002 report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, there are 126,000 nursing positions unfilled in hospitals nationwide. With the aging of the nation's baby boomers and nurses themselves, it has been estimated that by 2020 "there will be at least 400,000 fewer nurses available to provide care than will be needed," the report says.

“The nursing shortage has hit the Baltimore/DC area hard and we want to help bring relief to the problem. During my time as a VP for United Healthcare, I saw companies that provided per diem nurses for healthcare facilities that didn’t really serve their internal customer, the nurses. In an industry like ours where we are seeing a classic case of supply and demand, it’s the nurses that are in demand. By better serving our internal client with flexible schedules, competitive compensation, and full benefits we will attract and retain the highest quality clinicians. And this allows us to serve our hospital clients better and ultimately deliver better patient care. Our philosophy I what makes us unique: We believe that we are working for the nurses, not the other way around. “said Nurses Now! President and CEO Ben David. Mr. David left United Healthcare in June to form Nurses Now!

The shortage creates an urgency to provide an environment that is attractive to qualified nurses. In response to this, Nurses Now! offers unique perks such as same day pay, full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance and bonuses) and even the ability to choose where, when and how often they work.

The Nurses Now! in-house nursing staff conducts in-depth evaluations of applicants including: licensing and accreditation, skills checklist, criminal background checks and drug testing to insure the nurses are of the highest caliber.

“Our mission is simple, Nurses Now! provides the right people, in the right place at the right time. We concentrate on taking care of all the paperwork involved on behalf of our clients and our nurses. Our clients can focus their attention to retaining the full time nursing staff they already have and most importantly, our nurses can focus on patient care,” stated Mr. David.

If you are part of a healthcare facility and wish to learn how Nurses Now! can help you with your clinical staffing needs, or if you are an RN, LPN or CNA and wish to learn how you can join the Nurses Now! team, contact the 410-234-9888.

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Nurses Now! 630 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone # 410-234-9888 fax 410-234-9889

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Global Epigenetics Market to Reach $18.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Global Epigenetics Market to Reach $18.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Epigenetics markets. The world market for epigenetics is projected to reach $18.2 billion by the year 2015. This is primarily driven by exploration of factors influencing cellular malfunction and disease development. Additionally, innovations in epigenetic studies such as biomarker discovery and scientifically useful biomarker tests are expected to contribute to the market growth.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 16, 2010

Epigenetics represents a rapidly growing filed in the biological sciences industry, with manifold research articles being circulated all over the world. Biological researchers are increasingly attempting to discover the process of cells exploiting the information programmed in the genome. Epigenetics (http://www. strategyr. com/Epigenetics_Market_Report. asp) is the study of the regulation of mechanisms other than DNA sequence over the genomic information programmed in the DNA sequence. All those non-DNA sequence components are highly influential on gene expressions by switching genes off and on. The means of epigenetics are integral to general development and linked with disorders and diseases. Recent findings in this area are expected to bring about major applications in the healthcare and treatment of diseases in the long term.

Although cancer has been regarded a mutational disease for a long time, it has remained a key area for epigenetic diagnostics (http://www. strategyr. com/Epigenetics_Market_Report. asp) and therapeutics. Most of the attention in the epigenetic research and development is devoted to DNA methylation, the histone changes as biomarkers have recently drawn attention. Advances in technology and science are driving this surge. Researchers are obtaining a firm base in gaining knowledge about histone changes that affect health and disorders. This knowledge is a key ingredient of the supposed histone code theory. New revelations in throughput genomic epigenetic recognition methods that are enabled by the new deep sequencing technologies appear to the useful in histone decoding. Following the finding of its epigenetic effect, physicians studied its application in other fields.

Stem cells also represent an enthusiastic area in epigenetics. The study of epigenetic alterations that regulate the cell development enables researchers to determine the type of tissue a stem cell turns into. Epigenetic features possibly play a major role in temporary adaptation of species through the use of reversible phenotype variability. The changes which take place in epigenetic features linked with a particular region of DNA permit organisms, measuring over a multigenerational time scale, to swap among phenotypes which express and repress that particular gene.

Key players profiled in the report include Celgene Corporation, CellCentric Ltd., Epigenomics AG, Epigentek Group Inc., Genpathway Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., MGI Pharma Inc., Millipore Corporation, OncoMethylome Sciences S. A., and Orion Genomics.

The report titled "Epigenetics: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides market overview, product overview, product introductions/innovations, research findings, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value sales by the following application areas - Drug Discovery (http://www. strategyr. com/Epigenetics_Market_Report. asp), Diagnostics and Others.

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Grantham University Appoints New President, Dr. Fredrick Snow

Grantham University Appoints New President, Dr. Fredrick Snow

Grantham University, an online university, is pleased to announce that Dr. Fredrick Snow has been appointed to serve as University President.

Kansas City, Mo. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011

The Board of Governors of Grantham University, an online universityserving the educational needs of working adult students, is pleased to announce that Dr. Fredrick Snow has been appointed to serve as University President.

Dr. Snow comes to Grantham with over fourteen years of experience in higher education. During this time, he has held a variety of leadership roles in the education sector, including President of Ottawa University, Vice President and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Norwich University, and educational consultant with Compass Knowledge Group and The Registry of College and University Presidents. 

“We are very excited to have Dr. Snow join the University and guide us as we further our mission of providing accessible, affordable, professionally relevant online degreesfor working adults and those serving in our nation’s military,” said Mr. Joseph McGrath, executive vice president of Grantham University. “He brings to us an encompassing vision for higher education and a strong business and academic background.”

Dr. Snow received his doctorate in International Business/Economics from Kent State University and an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. He has participated in a variety of educational conferences as a plenary panelist, speaker and presenter on topics such as the economics of online learning, working with faculty to develop dynamic online programs, and global online education.

“Grantham University has celebrated many accomplishments in its 60 year history, and it is a great privilege for me to lead the University as we continue to meet the ever changing educational needs of non-traditional students,” said Dr. Snow.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. The University prepares graduates for careers in business, engineering technology, computer science, criminal justice, healthcare, nursing, information technology and other professional fields. Grantham University offers a military scholarshipprogram for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham's courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. For more information, visit http://www. grantham. edu or call 1-800-955-2527.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Accounting Careers Earn Hot Salaries, Business-Programs. com Offers Degree Info

Accounting Careers Earn Hot Salaries, Business-Programs. com Offers Degree Info

CNN Money now lists accounting careers as commanding some of the fastest growing salaries in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting career opportunities are expected to grow faster than average over the next seven years. Business-Programs. com helps students and professionals find the information they need to pursue an accounting education and look forward to a successful future.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 7, 2007

Business-Programs. com provides educational resources about online business programs such as accounting, helping students and professionals secure jobs in one of the hottest fields in business. A recent CNN Money report lists accounting careers as one of the top ten fields with the fastest growing salaries. The outlook for accounting job opportunities is expected to be promising over the next several years, especially among those with a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Wendy Croix, Ph. D., a former professor who frequently writes about education, says that the accounting field offers a number of diverse options and opportunities for business professionals, making accounting careers one of the most attractive fields.

"The accounting profession offers jobs to those with a broad spectrum of credentials, not just people with graduate degrees. The growth in para-accounting positions, for which a two-year credential is sufficient, has come about in the last five-to-10 years as a result of the high demand for accounting professionals. You don't have to be a CPA to work in the field," Croix points out.

Business-Programs. com offers a variety of informative articles to help accounting and business students make better decisions about their education and future. For example, Francine L. Huff's "Job Outlook in the Finance Department is Strong," provides useful tips and descriptions of the various careers within the accounting industry: http://www. business-programs. com/articles/job-outlook-in-the-finance-and-accounting-sector-is-strong. html (http://www. business-programs. com/articles/job-outlook-in-the-finance-and-accounting-sector-is-strong. html).

Students and professionals can browse Business-Programs. com's directory of hundreds of business schools and programs to get an education that fits their specific needs. The various degree program categories include:
 Accounting.  Business administration.  E-commerce and technology.  Health and dental.  Insurance.  International business.  Legal.  Marketing.  Travel and tourism.

Business-Programs. com also allows visitors to customize their search by browsing the business schools by preferred location or degree type as well (http://www. business-programs. com/ (http://www. business-programs. com/)).

Business-Programs. com offers educational resources to succeed in the competitive world of business, whether visitors want to earn an MBA or even a business technology degree. Visitors can browse a directory of business schools or visit an extensive library of articles focused on business programs.

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