Monday, May 31, 2010

BWell Clinic at the Beverly Hilton on 'Awards Weekend'; Nathalie Dubois and DPA Gift Suite and Talent Lounge - January 12-14th 2007

BWell Clinic at the Beverly Hilton on 'Awards Weekend'; Nathalie Dubois and DPA Gift Suite and Talent Lounge - January 12-14th 2007

BWell Clinic to provide $20,000+ worth of wellness services including a 360 Degree Total Wellness Assessment, 14-day Clinical Detoxification, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and Bodywork.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2007

BWell Clinic is proud to participate in the world famous Nathalie Dubois and DPA gift suite and talent lounge at the Beverly Hilton January 12th to 14th, "Awards Weekend". This year Nathalie Dubois will outdo herself with the "All Around the World Style Talent Lounge."

Nathalie Dubois and DPA's talent suites have been highly successful in major entertainment events (previous credits include; the pre-Emmys, the pre-Oscars, the French Cesars, the Cannes film festival and the Venice film festival official gift rooms). DPA previous attendees range from directors such as Spike Lee and David Lynch, remarkable actors Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Stone, Kim Raver, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sherry Lansing, Paula Wagner, Cheryl Hines, Scarlet Johansson, Eva Longoria, Darryl Hannah, Julie Delpy, and Morgan Freeman, to entertainers such as Sting, Star Jones, Paula Abdul, Paris Hilton, and Rapper 50 cents.

BWell will offer guests of the Talent Lounge a thorough wellness assessment including 360 degree clinical and laboratory testing, consults with the world's best Toxicologist, Internist, Naturopathic and Chinese medicine doctors (Valued at: $12,500). Guests will also receive access to our spa facilities in Santa Monica for a medically assisted 14-day Clinical Detoxification Protocol (Valued at: $5000), 10 Cosmetic Acupuncture and 100% Organic Chemical Free Liliflora mini-facials (Valued at: $1500), and 10 Bodywork Treatments (Valued at: $1200). Guests are also welcome to take the elegant gift boxes containing Liliflora Organic and Chemical-free skincare products and spa shower shoes to enjoy while undergoing detoxification in our spa-facilities ($150)

Total value of the box: $20,000+

Dr. James Dahlgren, Medical Director and founder of BWell Clinic, is a world-renowned toxicologist, internist, and expert witness with 35 years experience diagnosing and treating patients with chemical poisoning. Dr. Dahlgren was the chief examiner involved in a major lawsuit made famous by the "Erin Brockovich" movie. Dr. Dahlgren opened BWell Clinic in 2004 to offer people an alternative to standard medical care. "BWell's total wellness assessment and detoxification protocol will make you look and be healthier, feel better, live longer, and even look younger. We do this by discovering your unique deficiencies, supplementing your body to be as strong as it can be to fight disease, oxidative stress and the natural aging process. Our detox protocol reduces the level of chemicals like PCBs, Mercury, Dixoins, Pesticides, even some pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs stored in fat and brain tissue that lead to disease, infertility, aging, and even cancer. Everybody benefits from assessment and detoxification. It heals, prevents and improves all aspects of your health and vitality. Energy, skin conditions, even sleeping and brain function improve with our protocols. It's all around good for everyone," Says Dr. Dahlgren.

"In order to do the most good for our patients, we need to understand what makes them unique. Then we can design an individualized wellness program that delivers the desired outcome. BWell physicians are meticulous about testing and assessment. Our formal evaluation, combined with personal objectives set forth by each of our patients, provides a 'menu' approach to wellness. Our methods are the result of decades of reviewing and learning from research and clinical practice. This practice model requires a time allocation for each patient that limits the number of patients we can see. That's true wellness medicine," says Dr. Hollis, BWell Clinic's Naturopathic Medicine Director.

Guests will receive a 360 degree wellness assessment including: Three in-depth physician consultations, Comprehensive Liver & Detoxification Panel, Elemental Analysis (for heavy-metals such as Mercury, Lead and Arsenic), Metabolic Analysis (Fatty-acid & Carbohydrate metabolism, B-Vitamin insufficiency, cellular energy), Endocrine, Neurological, Cardiac, and Pulmonary Function, Antioxidant status including Oxidative stress, as well as specific Dysbiosis markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth. For each aspect of health tested, we use the absolute cutting edge in specialty laboratory testing in order to obtain a thorough picture of patient's fundamental systems. Clinical testing allows our practitioners to see into patients' complex and unique chemistry. With this invaluable information we provide recommendations that are unique for each individual.

At BWell, We Only Provide Scientifically Proven Treatments:

Physician prescribed supplements. We provide targeted treatment for specific deficiencies discovered by clinical testing. Extensive research by our Naturopathic Physician uncovers the absolute cutting edge in targeted nutritional, herbal and pharmaceutical supplementation. Sauna-based detoxification. Our state-of-the art spa facilities support patients through a rigorous outpatient sauna-based detoxification protocol. Our highly trained and nurturing staff facilitate a medically supervised, and yet pleasant experience through a rigorous process. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Our Director of Chinese medicine is not only trained in acupuncture and Chinese herbs, he actively incorporates several forms of bodywork into treatment such as Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral, and Tui Na.

About BWell Clinic

BWell's mission is to provide the best, scientifically proven medicine. Every treatment offered has been rigorously studied for its effectiveness and recommendations are supported by individualized clinical laboratory testing. BWell provides:

Individualized assessment - each person is unique Tailored treatment protocols based on laboratory testing Naturopathic medicine to diagnose, heal, maintain and support lifelong wellness Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Detoxification to eliminate toxins and restore a natural and healthy balance in every system of the body Movement Therapy and Bodywork Organic, chemical free and naturally healing products

At BWell we value the naturopathic principles: 1) Do no harm. We use the least invasive intervention necessary to achieve optimal results. Herbal and supplemental support can work as and even more effectively than pharmaceutical alternatives, but when medicine is needed, we know when to prescribe it. 2) Provide solutions that promote a person's inherent healing capacity. 3) Identify and treat the cause. 4) Heal the whole person. A balanced and integrative approach will provide the best health promotion program. 5) Prevention is accomplished through education and promotion of life-habits that create good health. 6) Drawing from the healing power of nature, our practitioners can help establish or restore a healthy internal and external environment.

All BWell products and services are scientifically proven to deliver the most effective health and wellness programs available.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Who Cares Who Wears The Pants?

Who Cares Who Wears The Pants?

New Match. com Survey Reveals Both Sexes Desire Equality in Relationships

DALLAS (PRWEB) September 20, 2006

In anticipation of National Singles Week (September 18-24), Match. com (http://www. Match. com? trackingID=523960) conducted a new survey of 1,500 single Americans to get to the bottom of the age-old question: When it comes to love, are men and women really that far apart? And who really does wear the pants? This latest research shows that contrary to popular belief, the sexes understand each other better than ever and that traditional dating challenges are breaking down.

According to survey results,* today’s single Americans place a stronger emphasis on equality and teamwork in their relationships, and they want their intellectual and financial equals. Key findings include:

86 percent of both men and women say they would rather have equality than wear the pants in their relationship.

76 percent of women and 71 percent of men are looking for someone of equal intelligence.

Nearly 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women say income doesn’t matter when looking for love.

Dr. Ian Kerner, Ph. D and relationship expert, says he believes this “meeting in the middle” on dating issues is the result of a gradual cultural shift.

“Today’s women are more educated and more successful than ever before and are looking for a man who shares their financial and career goals,” Kerner said. “This also means men are being relieved of the traditional pressures of taking the reins in the relationship, and what you’re left with is a relationship built on equality, which is ultimately a lot less stressful for both genders.”

Along with a shift toward teamwork in relationships, Happen magazine Editor-in-Chief and lifestyle expert Janet Siroto says she sees more and more couples making the transition from friendship to love.

“Couples that realize the importance of sharing similar goals and ambitions in the dating phase will be better prepared to face the future together,” Siroto said. “Sharing a close friendship before dating often opens the doors of communication about these goals and makes the transition to dating a natural progression.”

Through the end of November, Match. com (http://www. Match. com? trackingID=523960) is encouraging single men and women nationwide to take the first step toward finding their perfect partner by offering its exclusive Make Love HappenTM Guarantee – a promise to new Match. com (http://www. Match. com? trackingID=523960) subscribers that they’ll find that someone special in six months or less or they will get the next six months free. To learn more, visit Match. com (http://www. Match. com? trackingID=523960).

About Match. com (http://www. Match. com? trackingID=523960)

Match. com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its 11-year history, Match. com has redefined the way people meet and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site. Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the Match. com community, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests, goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose.

Match. com is the world's biggest online dating and personals property, according to the November 2005 global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. Number one across North America and Europe, Match. com operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 32 countries, in 18 languages and spanning six continents. Match. com also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America and is the premier provider of personals for Love@AOL. Match. com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI).

About Dr. Ian Kerner

Ian Kerner, Ph. D., FAACS, is the author of She Comes First: the Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman, which was selected by both Amazon. com and Borders as a "Best of 2004" non-fiction title and has been translated into numerous languages around the world, as well as its companion book He Comes Next: the Thinking Woman's Guide to Pleasuring a Man. Ian also authored the New York Times bestseller Be Honest, You're Not That Into Him Either, and the recently released D. S.I. Date Scene Investigation: the Diagnostic Manual of Dating Disorders. Ian has appeared on a number of national television shows and recently co-hosted a television series for the Discovery Health Channel entitled Love On The Rocks, and regularly contributes to a variety of editorial and broadcast media outlets.

About Janet Siroto

Janet Siroto boasts 20 years of editorial experience at a variety of lifestyle publications, giving her a unique insight into lifestyle and relationship trends. Siroto currently serves as editor-in-chief at Happen magazine (www. happenmag. com) where she directs an eclectic group of expert authors and contributors. Prior to her time with Happen, Siroto served as executive editor at Cosmopolitan, Redbook and Family Living. Siroto often provides commentary on lifestyle trends and has made appearances on national television programs to share her expert insight.

1Zoomerang Survey of more than 1,500 U. S. singles conducted by Match. com, August 2006

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Childhood Obesity Innovations Find a Home at HealthyKidsCatalog. com

Childhood Obesity Innovations Find a Home at HealthyKidsCatalog. com

Among the marketplace’s most unique childhood obesity interventions are aggregated into first and only catalog of its kind offering ‘Solutions That Foster Healthy Children™.’

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2006

Healthy Kids’ Catalog, a first and one-of-a-kind online catalog company exclusively offering a breadth of “Solutions That Foster Healthy Children™” to help kids of all ages achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, today announced that it has inducted an array of visionary products specifically designed to combat childhood obesity into its online storefront at www. healthykidscatalog. com. The new additions include, among others:

 The Entertrainer™ - Device rendering your television’s power and volume directly reactive to a viewer’s heart rate. If the viewer is sedentary, the volume goes down until the viewer gets his or heart rate back on target  GamerCycle™ - Stationary bicycle that converts the completely sedentary activity of playing home video games into a calorie-burning, aerobic activity  Patent-Pending EZ-Rope™ - “The Rope Without the Middle” that makes jumping rope fun, safe and achievable for kids at every fitness level  Food Group Bingo - Good nutrition is serious business, but learning about it is fun with this new twist on this timeless game  Healthy Habits Game – Innovative game where the young players “are” the game pieces, requiring them to move around as the game progresses  Yum Yum Dishes – Wonderfully decorated hand-painted 4-ounce dishes that promote portion control  A full line of children’s hydraulic fitness equipment – exercise machines designed to be fun, easy to use, and safe for the growing muscles, joints, and bones of kids ages six and up

These new products are among the scores of resources intended to help children become “weight-wise.” The wide assortment of kid-friendly healthy living products offered by Healthy Kids’ Catalog run the gamut; categories include Nutrition, Fitness, Exercise Tools/Equipment, Sports Gear, Health-Promoting Toys/Games, Videos, Kitchen Appliances, Books/Literature for Children, Books/Literature for Care givers, Instructional/Educational Materials, and Healthy Living.

“To achieve and maintain good health, children must be enabled to make wise lifestyle choices by being equipped to do so,” said Healthy Kids’ Catalog co-founder and CEO Merilee A. Kern, author of the fictional children’s book, “It’s Not Your Fault That You’re Overweight - A Story of Enlightenment, Empowerment and Accomplishment for Overweight and Obese Kids” - winner of iParenting Media’s “Excellent Products of 2006” award. “By making health and fitness fun and easy, the products offered in this catalog all serve to improve kids’ diet and physical fitness while motivating them to get – and stay – on a healthy track for the long-term.”

Kern concludes, “Our catalog offering a compilation of kids’ good nutrition and physical fitness-promoting products from one central, conveniently accessible online destination is a sorely needed and long overdue resource. Now, parents and other youth caregivers, as well as related gift givers, have quick and easy one-stop access to an assortment of lifestyle tools that ‘can’ help get America’s children back on track.”

Healthy Kids’ Catalog is currently conducting a childhood obesity survey intended to gauge the current state of consumer attitudes on the topic. Upon completing the quick 15-question questionnaire, respondents will receive a store-wide 15% off coupon code. Interested participants can access the survey online at http://www. healthykidscatalog. com/polls. html (http://www. healthykidscatalog. com/polls. html).

About Healthy Kids’ Catalog

Established in 2006 and with corporate headquarters in San Diego, California, first and one-of-its-kind Healthy Kids’ Catalog® (www. HealthyKidsCatalog. com) is dedicated to improving the state of kids’ health by offering a comprehensive line of top-quality “Solutions That Foster Healthy Children™” from one convenient online destination. With Healthy Kids’ Catalog, parents, teachers, physicians and other youth caregivers benefit from single-point access to a broad selection of kid-friendly healthy living resources. The company also publishes WEIGHT-WISE KIDS®, a free monthly electronic newsletter that “serves up” youth-specific healthy living advice, information, news, and resources. Healthy Kids’ Catalog was co-founded by child health advocate Merilee A. Kern, CEO and author of the fictional children’s book entitled "It's Not Your Fault That You're Overweight - A Story of Enlightenment, Empowerment and Accomplishment for Overweight and Obese Kids,” which was named among iParenting Media’s “Excellent Products of 2006.” For more information, visit www. healthykidscatalog. com.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jackson & Coker to Spotlight Health Care Executive Insights

Jackson & Coker to Spotlight Health Care Executive Insights

To further provide it’s executive healthcare readership with a forum to share their insights and views with their constituents, Jackson & Coker will be regularly spotlighting the insights of a wide range of health care executives in the Jackson & Coker Industry Report

Atlanta, GA (Vocus) July 7, 2009

To further provide it’s executive healthcare readership with a forum to share their insights and views with their constituents, Jackson & Coker will be regularly spotlighting the insights of a wide range of health care executives in the Jackson & Coker Industry Report, (http://www. jacksoncoker. com/physician-career-resources/newsletters/default. aspx) beginning with the July issue.

“Currently the newsletter reaches over 160,000 physicians and other health care professionals with timely and informative articles, surveys and special reports,” mentions Calvin Bruce, JCIR’s managing editor. “Another category of featured content we’re preparing to add will give voice to the views and opinions of executives in the C-suites of hospitals and major health care organizations,” he explains.

The “Recruitment Insights Series” will include personal interviews and roundtable discussions on topics such as these:
 The rising costs of health care  Implementing Electronic Health Records  Proposals for health care reform  Effective physician recruitment and retention  The medical malpractice crisis  Medical staff Return on Investment Health care recruitment executives with notable industry leadership and experience have been invited to participate in this ongoing online dialogue.

“Needless to say, there are many changes occurring in the health care industry and a lot of uncertainty as to where we’re headed as suppliers and consumers of medical services,” Thomas McKeever, Jackson & Coker’s National Sales Director, points out. “We’re pleased that so many influential executives in the health care industry are willing to share their timely and valuable insights on topics of critical importance.”

For information regarding participation in The “Recruitment Insights Series”, or for a free subscription to the Jackson & Coker Industry Report, log on to http://www. jacksoncoker. com and create your personal user ID and password. The newsletter is typically published the first week of every month.

“The editorial board welcomes suggestions for industry surveys, special reports and executive insight discussions,” Mr. Bruce states. Questions or comments should be addressed to cbruce @ jacksoncoker. com.

About Jackson & Coker (http://www. jacksoncoker. com/):
A premier physician recruitment firm, Jackson & Coker is headquartered in metro Atlanta with regional offices in metro Salt Lake City, UT and Durham, NC. The firm has been in business over 31 years, supplying physicians and CRNAs for temporary (locum tenens) or permanent positions with government or commercial hospitals and health care organizations.

Jackson & Coker has earned a “Gold Seal” designation as a “Certified Health Care Staffing Service” by the Joint Commission and is affiliated with a Credentials Verification Organization that has received certification by the NCQA in ten out of ten credentialing elements.

Edward McEachern
Vice President
Jackson & Coker
678-277-3030
Emceachern @ jacksoncoker. com

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World Record-Breaking CPR and AED Training Event at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

World Record-Breaking CPR and AED Training Event at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) announced plans to shatter the world record for mass CPR and AED training at the Boy Scouts of America’s 2010 National Scout Jamboree. This historic event will take place on July 29, 2010 at Fort A. P. Hill (VA). Over 20,000 scouts and scout leaders are expected participate.

Sudbury, MA (Vocus) May 26, 2010

Today, the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) announced plans to shatter the current world record for mass cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED) training at the Boy Scouts of America’s 2010 National Scout Jamboree. This historic event will take place on July 29, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Fort A. P. Hill (VA) Arena. A Guinness World Record adjudicator is expected to be on-hand to verify and announce that the old record has been broken.

Over 20,000 scouts and scout leaders attending the 2010 National Scout Jamboree are expected to receive training on how to perform basic CPR and how to operate an AED. Participants will receive nationally-recognized course completion cards from ESCI following the training and will return home with the ability to perform these life-saving skills in their own communities.

“An event of this magnitude requires a tremendous investment of time and resources,” said Dr. Larry Newell, ECSI’s Executive Director. “Thankfully, ECSI, the Boy Scouts of America, and our incredible sponsors are fully dedicated to the mission of training these scouts so they can put these skills to use if ever called upon.”

This event is being offered by ECSI and the Boy Scouts of America, with generous support from Laerdal Medical Corporation, Cardiac Science Corporation, and Mary Washington Healthcare.

For more information on this world-record breaking event and its sponsors, visit http://boyscouts. ecsinstitute. org/worldrecord/ (http://boyscouts. ecsinstitute. org/worldrecord/).

About the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (www. ECSInstitute. org)
The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training leading to certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state offices of Emergency Medical Services, Education, and Health. ECSI’s courses are delivered throughout an expansive range of industries and markets, including hospitals, colleges and universities, public safety agencies, corporations, public school systems, and government agencies throughout the United States and abroad.

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DNA Genotek Sample Collection Kit Selected by Prometheus for MyCeliacID™ Genetic Test

DNA Genotek Sample Collection Kit Selected by Prometheus for MyCeliacID™ Genetic Test

DNA Genotek announced that its Oragene®•DNA product has been selected by Prometheus as the sample collection kit for MyCeliacID™ a saliva-based genetic test dedicated to celiac disease. Oragene•DNA is ideal for this type of genetic testing service as it solves sample collection challenges inherent with traditional collection methods which are often too costly and invasive.

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) August 18, 2009

DNA Genotek, a leading provider of superior biological sample products, today announced that its Oragene®•DNA product has been selected by Prometheus as the sample collection kit for MyCeliacID™, the first saliva-based genetic test dedicated to celiac disease.

MyCeliacID is a highly specialized DNA test that detects genes specific to celiac disease (DQ2/DQ8) and provides an estimate of an individual's risk of developing the disease. Celiac disease affects nearly 3 million Americans but only about 100,000 are diagnosed. Diagnosis of celiac disease can be challenging since symptoms may seem like many different diseases. Laboratory tests may help doctors diagnose the disease so that patients can take steps to manage their diet and prevent complications.

MyCeliacID is available in most parts of the U. S., Canada and Mexico and can be ordered online at www. MyCeliacID. com. In order to complete the test, a MyCeliacID kit, which includes the Oragene•DNA sample collection device, is sent to an individual's home where they provide a small saliva sample and return the sample via mail to Prometheus' CLIA certified lab for analysis. Test results can be accessed online via a secure link, usually within 7 days from receipt of the saliva sample.

Oragene•DNA (http://www. dnagenotek. com/products_oragene. htm) is ideal for this type of genetic testing service as it solves sample collection challenges inherent with traditional collection methods. Traditional methods are often too costly and invasive, or do not reliably provide enough high-quality DNA to enable the determination of the underlying genetic cause of health conditions like celiac disease. Oragene•DNA offers easy and non-invasive self-collection of saliva samples from large numbers of individuals and delivers high quality DNA.

"One of the challenges for us was how to make a test that is easily accessible to individuals who are searching for information about their condition," said Tim Schofield, Product Manager, Diagnostic Marketing at Prometheus. "Blood was not a viable direct-to-consumer option and we couldn't achieve the quality and reliability necessary to meet our stringent requirements with buccal swabs. We believe the ease-of-use and high-yield results of Oragene•DNA made it the natural choice for our MyCeliacID genetic test."

"Prometheus' selection of the Oragene•DNA product is an exciting validation of our mission to deliver high-quality sample collection products that satisfy the rigorous requirements for such testing," said Ian Curry, President and CEO, DNA Genotek, Inc. "Prometheus values the simplicity and ease-of-use of the Oragene•DNA kit and we are very pleased that they have selected it for their MyCeliacID offering."

About DNA Genotek:

DNA Genotek focuses on providing high-quality biological sample collection products. The company's lead product, the Oragene•DNA Self-Collection Kit, is the easiest way to collect and preserve large amounts of DNA from saliva. Oragene•DNA's reliability and ease-of-use have resulted in rapid adoption at top-tier health research institutions globally, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins. DNA Genotek markets its products worldwide and has established a global customer base in over 85 countries. For more information about DNA Genotek, visit www. dnagenotek. com

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Datran Media Enables 660 Percent Revenue Lift for “Year of the Dog” Email Newsletter Campaign

Datran Media Enables 660 Percent Revenue Lift for “Year of the Dog” Email Newsletter Campaign

Datran Media’s StormPost email system helps boost only natural pet store subscriptions, clicks and conversions.

New York, NY and Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 1, 2006 –

Powered by StormPost email automation system from Datran Media (http://www. datranmedia. com), Only Natural Pet Store announced that its “Year of the Dog” newsletter campaign has resulted in a 660 percent increase in revenue from the first email over the previous email average.

The StormPost email marketing automation system allows Only Natural Pet Store to respond to customer preferences with automated email campaigns that address individual customers’ specific interests in holistic pet care. Datran Media’s StormPost (http://www. datranmedia. com/emaildelivery. php) support of Only Natural Pet Store’s one-to-one communications has allowed the company to develop and build unique relationships with each of their customers. This has resulted in significant customer and revenue growth for the online company.

“We are delighted with the results of our first full campaign with Datran Media,” said Director of Online Marketing Julie Dye. “We expected an increase in subscriptions, but the affect ‘Year of the Dog’ had on our overall revenue and customer satisfaction was truly overwhelming.” The multitude of new subscribers is attracting new vendors and partnership opportunities to the Only Natural Pet Store brand. Holistic care is proving to be top-of-mind for a broadening segment of pet owners.

Only Natural Pet Store launched the “Year of the Dog” campaign in February 2006. To date, the campaign has resulted in a 660 percent revenue increase for the company. After the launch of the campaign, subscriptions to the “Year of the Dog” newsletter immediately grew 16 percent. Currently, an average of 900 new subscribers join the Only Natural Pet Store community per outreach. Only Natural Pet Store is able to track these subscriptions in real-time via StormPost 2.5’s reporting interface. The email system’s dashboard also allows Only Natural Pet Store to see subscriptions convert to online sales.

“Year of the Dog” is generating climbing open and click rates as well as Web site visits. Dye attributes this to an audience that is now more brand aware and comfortable in their relationship with Only Natural Pet Store. Since the campaign launch, revenue generated directly from links within the emails has risen 147 percent over the same amount of time prior to the “Year of the Dog” email campaign’s debut.

Lana McGilvray, vice president of marketing for Datran Media (http://www. datranmedia. com), states, “Only Natural Pet Store is a brand that means something to its audience and advertising partners alike. It has brand equity and trust. Those are things that increase in value over time as brands live up to their promises. I am not at all surprised by Only Natural Pet Store’s results. When the brand came on board, I had a feeling we had an early success story in the making. Datran Media is thrilled for our client.”

About Only Natural Pet Store

Only Natural Pet Store was created to offer healthy, natural pet care products that are consistent with a holistic approach to pet health. All of the products offered for sale at Only Natural Pet Store are of the highest quality and made of natural ingredients. Only Natural Pet Store does not offer products that contain substances that could be considered dangerous, carcinogenic, unhealthy, or harmful to the environment. To learn more, please visit: www. onlynaturalpet. com.

About Datran Media:

It’s not just marketing, it’s Outperformance Marketing! Datran Media (http://www. datranmedia. com) is a leading performance-based marketing company with enabling technology that connects marketers to consumers through a comprehensive set of email marketing and digital media services. Datran Media’s expertise resides in online list management, customer acquisition, email delivery and compliance solutions. For further information, please visit the Datran Media Outpeformance Marketing Journal (http://www. outperformance-marketing. com).

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KJ Beckett Launch Innovative Yoropen Collection

KJ Beckett Launch Innovative Yoropen Collection

KJ Beckett, the UK's leading men's fashion retailers, announce the launch of the award-winning and innovative Yoropen collection of writing implements. The award-winning Yoropen is specially designed for use by left-handers, learning needs, designers, students and children.

Bath, England (PRWEB) March 25, 2008

KJ Beckett, well known for its line of quality, unusual and enticing men's accessories, has added the Yoropen collection of futuristic pens and pencils to its portfolio of remarkable products. The Yoropen collection is unique in that its design can accommodate left-handed writers with perfect ease as well as reduce the stress and strain that most people feel in the process of writing by hand. View the fantastic range at online KJ Beckett: http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/yoropen. html (http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/yoropen. html)

Invented by Taiwanese inventor, Bao Shen Liu, the Yoropen has three unique aspects: 1) It offers finger support that allows the user to change the holding angle to permit a more comfortable and natural writing position. This reduces writing strain. 2) The Yoropen allows users to keep their fingers from blocking their field of vision. For designers, this is a great bonus factor. 3) The final amazing ability the Yoropen offers is an adjustable tripod grip so users can rotate the pen until they find the perfect writing position. For left handers, it is simply a matter of rotating the grip to the left to obtain better visibility and smudge-free handwriting.

Mr Liu believed that the act of writing is one of the most effective means of learning. When he turned his inventive skills to facilitating the act of writing, he studied pens, writers and writing making careful note of the strengths and weaknesses of conventional writing instruments.

Michael Woods, editor of the Journal of Writing Equipment Society, comments that the Yoropen "should be particularly welcomed by educational and physiotherapy professionals as another valuable resource to help their work." Indeed Jason Morantz, an English teacher in London, noticed that in using the Yoropen, his students had to sit up straight, thereby enhancing their posture. This is due to the angle at which the Yoropen operates best. The improved handwriting enabled by the Yoropen has given the students, both right and left handed, improved handwriting and self confidence.

Even doctors praise the Yoropen. In the world where carpal tunnel syndrome has reached near epidemic proportions, the innovative Yoropen has a great deal to offer those who want to or need to write by hand.

Not only is the Yoropen collection of writing pens a healthy choice in terms of stress and strain on the writer and an excellent tool for educational purposes, it is "a truly unique and funky pen" according to Paul Beckett of KJ Beckett. After a successful trial period at KJ Beckett, there has been an excellent response to the Yoropen, especially from KJ Beckett's US customer base. Prices range from $6 through to $60. The company offers fast shipping worldwide. View the complete Yoropen range here: http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/pens_p5.html (http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/pens_p5.html)

KJ Beckett (http://www. kjbeckett. com (http://www. kjbeckett. com)) is the UK's leading retailer of luxury accessories for men. Founded in 2004, its concept surrounds selecting quality accessories from around the world. Unique and exciting designs are sought after to provide customers with a unique shopping experience. KJ Beckett is owned and run by the Beckett brothers (Alex, Mark and Paul) and its head office is located in Bath, England.

For more information or artwork on Yoropen writing implements, or information about KJ Beckett, please contact marketing on +44 (0) 117 9095373. Please also visit: http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/yoropen_info. html (http://www. kjbeckett. com/acatalog/yoropen_info. html)

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aromatherapy can end rheumatoid arthritis pain

Aromatherapy can end rheumatoid arthritis pain

Aromatherapy blends crafted to order for rheumatoid arthritis, restless legs syndrome and insomnia.

(PRWEB) August 6, 2003

Painreliefessence. com provides aromatherapy blends for rheumatoid arthritis, restless legs syndrome and insomnia. All blends are crafted to order based upon skin type with appropriate carrier oils and dosage used for your skin type. Each individualized blend is made using 100% pure essential oils. Health concerns can be emailed and taken into consideration. Some blends are suitable for osteoarthritis pain and gout. 60 day money back guarantee. Free vegan/sugar free recipes.

An Easy Way to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure, Detoxify, and Improve Your Brain Function

An Easy Way to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure, Detoxify, and Improve Your Brain Function

New science is proving that a simple, ancient method of cleansing the body used by Native Americans for centuries has widespread positive effects on health and can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, enhance detoxification, and experience less joint pain.

Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) January 6, 2011

New science is proving that a simple, ancient method of cleansing the body used by Native Americans for centuries has widespread positive effects on health and can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, enhance detoxification, and experience less joint pain. I’m talking about heat therapy—specifically, the use of infrared saunas.

Heat therapy is a significantly underutilized treatment in medicine. However, with the growing movement to find more self-directed, more natural, less invasive ways to overcome health problems and lose weight, it’s becoming more popular among the American public. And that’s a good thing! As we will see in a moment, the science bears out the use of heat as a treatment modality for a wide variety of health conditions.

Infrared saunas, in particular present an interesting and powerful opportunity for people to take advantage of the latest advances in heat therapy. These saunas, which can be installed in your home, use infrared light instead of conventional heat to bring up your body temperature. The difference is important because infrared saunas can increase your core body temperature by 2-3 degrees—enough to improve the health results you achieve as compared to conventional saunas. Most infrared saunas on the market produce only far infrared. However, a new development in the field is full-spectrum infrared. These full-spectrum infrared saunas provide all the health benefits associated with far - mid - and near infrared rays.

Over the last decade science has finally caught up with what ancient societies have realized for millennia regarding the use of heat therapy, and the evidence that’s surfacing about the benefits of regular use of saunas is impressive.

Infrared saunas help you lose weight. In a two-week study of twenty-five obese adults, body weight and body fat were reduced after daily infrared sauna treatments of 15 minutes. Interestingly, the researchers who conducted the study reported on one obese patient who couldn’t exercise due to arthritis in the knee yet lost 17.5 kg, and decreased body fat from 46 to 35 percent after 10 weeks of sauna therapy.

Infrared saunas enhance detoxification. We live in a sea of toxins as you know. Luckily there are steps we can take to more effectively remove these toxins, and the use of saunas is one powerful method for doing so. The Environmental Protection Agency has shown that sauna therapy increases excretion of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium) and fat-soluble chemicals like PCBs, PBBs, and HCBs. In fact, toxins stored in fat can prevent you from effectively losing weight. I’ve seen this time and again in my practice: People try everything to lose weight and get healthy, but it isn’t until they detoxify their bodies that they can truly heal.

Infrared saunas reduce blood pressure. Several studies have shown that infrared sauna therapy lowers blood pressure significantly. In one study done by the University of Missouri, Kansas City subjects were randomly assigned to either a Solocarboninfrared sauna or a conventional sauna. Systolic blood pressure decreased from an average of 130.5 to 124 in those that underwent infrared sauna treatment. Those who were treated in a conventional sauna showed no statistical improvement in blood pressure.

Infrared saunas reduce complications and improve cardiac performance in heart disease patients. In addition to lowering blood pressure, infrared saunas also improve heart rate variability(HRV)—one of the key indicators of heart health. Normally, there is a subtle variability between heartbeats. When there is more variability in the beat-to-beat rhythm, your heart and nervous system are healthier. The least healthy heart rhythm has the least variability—a flat line. However, when the autonomic nervous system is in chronic stress mode, the heartbeat becomes less variable. Infrared saunas relax the body and mind, reduce autonomic nervous stimulation, and thus improve HRV. There is an infrared sauna on the market, the mPulse Series from Sunlighten, with built in biofeedback capabilities for monitoring heart rate during a sauna session. This series has intelligent technology delivering customized programs to personalize your sauna therapy.

Infrared saunas improve brain function. As I point out in The UltraMind Solution, the health and resilience of your brain function are directly related to the complexity and variability of your heart rate. What is good for your heart is good for you brain. And since infrared saunas increase the variability and health of your nervous system, that means they are a great way to improve brain function. Interestingly, one study has also shown that infrared saunas can actually improve the function of neurons that have been damaged by toxins. This is to say nothing of the relaxing effects noted above, the improvement sauna has on autonomic nervous function, and the overall increased sense of peace and well-being you experience when regularly taking saunas.

In addition to the benefits above, infrared saunas have also been shown to help blood sugar, reduce joint pain, improve your skin, and more. It’s a treatment I highly recommend and one I prescribe to patients often. I suggest you consider regular sauna therapy as well.

To take an infrared sauna, use the following guidelines:
 Find a local sauna to use.  Start slowly, with 5 to 10 minutes per session.  Build up to 40 minutes with cool-down periods in between.  Keep well hydrated during the sessions—bring a glass bottle of water into the sauna with you.  Be sure to take a good multi-mineral while doing the sauna treatments (if you are not doing so already) to replace the minerals lost through sweating.  Wash thoroughly with soap to remove the toxins from your skin.  Consider purchasing an infrared sauna for home use. I highly recommend Sunlighten Saunas. They are high-quality, full spectrum infrared saunas and their customer service team specializes in helping you locate the best sauna for your needs.

Whether overweight, suffering from chronic illness, burdened by constant stress, or simply want to optimize your body and protect your health for the long terms, infrared saunas are an excellent way to do it. To order your infrared sauna go to http://www. Sunlighten. com

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Maitake Products, Inc. Wins Alive Award of Excellence

Maitake Products, Inc. Wins Alive Award of Excellence

MPI’s (Maitake Products, Inc.) Grifron® SX-Fraction® receives the Bronze Alive Award of Excellence at the CHFA (Canadian Health Food Association) Expo.

East Rutherford, NJ (PRWEB) September 17, 2006

Maitake Products, Inc. (MPI) is pleased to announce its recent achievement at the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) Expo, where Alive Magazine has issued an award of excellence to MPI. Grifron® Maitake SX-Fraction® was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2006 Alive Awards at the CHFA Expo for its excellence in the Diabetes category.

Grifron® Maitake SX-Fraction® contains a patent-pending glycoprotein that has been successfully identified and isolated from the Maitake Mushroom. Recent studies at independent premier research facilities in both the United States and Japan confirm SX-Fraction® ability to promote a healthy glucose metabolism and insulin function*, as well as promote a healthy weight management*.

This is a crowning achievement for MPI and we are grateful for the impact it has served in the Canadian health food industry.

For more information about the Alive Awards please visit www. alive. com.

For more about Maitake SX-Fraction® please contact us at:

Maitake Products, Inc.

PO Box 1354

Paramus, NJ 07653

1-800-747-7418

Www. maitake. com

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Professional Housing Counselors Help Families Stop Foreclosure with New Book

Professional Housing Counselors Help Families Stop Foreclosure with New Book

Ajustable rate mortgages, illness, divorce, lack of health insurance, job loss, high energy costs, and predatory lending leads to highest rate of home loss since Great Depression.

Columbia, SC (PRWEB) March 24, 2006

What can a borrower do to prevent foreclosure sale of their home if they have failed a bankruptcy plan or do not have the money to catch up the mortgage?

After counseling over 10,000 homeowners in foreclosure, Herbert Addison, JD, CHC and Michael Taylor, Sr., introduce "How to Save Your Home", a book that explains a better, less costly way to save your home, your dignity and your future credit rating.

“How to Save Your Home: Your Guide to Loss Mitigation,” ISBN#0-9753754-0-7, SYH University, $19.95, 2005, reveals step by step instructions and negotiation strategies based on five case studies of families that successfully stopped foreclosure despite having a sale date and being over $7,000 to $30,000 behind on the mortgage. The specific knowledge conveyed in this book include:

*The fundamentals of loss mitigation and why most homeowners do not succeed

*How to negotiate like a professional through the use of detailed role play

*How to complete a loan work out package that will be approved by your lender

*How to identify and communicate with those with the authority to approve your deal

*How to make your hardship letter perfect

*How to raise money to help you leverage an agreement

"The Bible teaches us that a lack of knowledge destroys and causes suffering; our book was written to provide professional knowledge to people who are serious about homeownership,” stated Addison who is also a Certified Housing Counselor. “When our neighbors, friends, family or church members lose a home to foreclosure, it lowers the morale and wealth of the entire community,” added Taylor

To interview the authors or to request a review copy, contact Mr. Addison by email.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

ATSU – ASHS Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

ATSU –ASHS Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

ASHS held its spring commencement ceremony March 6.

Mesa, Ariz. (Vocus) April 10, 2010

A. T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (http://www. atsu. edu/ashs/index. htm) (ATSU-ASHS) held its spring commencement ceremony for four online programs March 6 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

A total of 312 students earned a master of science or doctoral degree in Human Movement, Physician Assistant Studies, Audiology, and Physical Therapy. This was the first time most students had met each other in person, as they all earned their degrees through online courses.

“This graduation highlights the working professionals in their respective fields who have decided to get their next degree,” said ATSU-ASHS Dean Randy Danielsen, Ph. D., PA-C, DFAAPA.

Founded in 1995, ATSU-ASHS is committed to educating and preparing its students to practice at the forefront of a rapidly growing healthcare system.

“Through our University’s educational programs, graduates will possess additional skills and knowledge they can use to provide the very best care for their patients,” said ATSU Provost Craig M. Phelps, D. O., FAOASM. “Our faculty and administration are extremely proud of these 312 graduates who took the time and resources to become better health providers.”

During the ceremony an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters was awarded to keynote speaker Fran Roberts, Ph. D., R. N. Dr. Roberts is the vice president of strategic business alliances at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

During her address, Dr. Roberts spoke highly of both the University and its graduates’ commitment to healthcare.

“It is wonderful to be here with A. T. Still University and your graduates, faculty, leaders, and families, because this University represents all that is right and good about healthcare in the United States — your commitment to the underserved peoples of our world, your focus on cost effective, high quality primary care, your inter-professional approach to delivery of care, and your culture of inclusion,” she said.

Dr. Roberts has worked as an educator and healthcare provider since 1976. From 1987-95 she served as executive director on the Arizona State Board of Nursing, where she was instrumental in providing direction and leadership for many nurse act changes, including changing legislation to allow nurse practitioners full prescriptive authority. She has contributed time to serving on many boards, currently serving as a chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign.

About A. T. Still University
Founded in 1892 as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine, A. T. Still University provides graduate level education in whole person healthcare. Recognized internationally for its integrated approach, ATSU equips students with the knowledge, compassion, and hands-on experience needed to address the body, mind, and spirit. The University now comprises the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Health Management including Health Sciences Online Programs, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and is well known for their online medical school (http://www. atsu. edu/ashs/online_programs/index. htm).

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Halloween--Do You Know Your Legend and Lore? You Should, Says a New Survey

Halloween--Do You Know Your Legend and Lore? You Should, Says a New Survey

What do you know about the history of Halloween? According to a new survey, you should know a lot. The survey, conducted by morefocus, an online research organization, showed a majority of people are knowledgeable about the origins of many Halloween traditions, though they didn't prove too keen on the linguistics of the holiday.

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2006

Do you know who the first people to celebrate Halloween were? Why people originally wore costumes on Halloween? And what Roman Catholic holy day follows Halloween? You should, according to a new survey conducted by morefocus, an online research organization, that showed a majority of people are knowledgeable about the origins of many Halloween traditions, though they didn't prove too keen on the linguistics of the holiday.

Just more than half of the more than 1,800 people who took the survey knew that the Celts were the first to celebrate Halloween. Seventy-five percent of respondents were also correct that the tradition of wearing Halloween costumes started as an effort to scare away spirits and ghosts. And 58 percent knew that Roman Catholics celebrate All Saints Day on the day after Halloween.

When it came to the meaning behind words associated with the spooky atmosphere of Halloween, people were not so sure. Only 23 percent of respondents knew that "poltergeist" means "noisy ghost," while most people, 66 percent, thought the word means "mischievous ghost."

Similarly, only 26 percent of people who took the quiz knew that someone morbidly afraid of Friday the 13th suffers from Paraskevidekatriaphobia. More people, 59 percent, thought the condition is called Tredecimaphobia.

Most respondents proved knowledgeable when it came to the edible aspects of Halloween traditions, including bobbing for apples at Halloween parties, where to find a pumpkin growing, and what vegetable was originally carved as a jack-o-lantern in Scotland (that's the turnip, in case you didn't know).

There were a few questions that stumped a majority of those who took the survey. The question about traditions that seemed to baffle respondents most was how trick-or-treaters in Scotland earn their treat. Only 36 percent knew that it is by entertaining whoever opens the door. More people, 41 percent, believed it was by answering a riddle.

Further information and summary results of the quiz are available on request from morefocus.

About morefocus group inc.
San Diego - and London-based morefocus group inc., builds and maintains high-traffic networks across multiple verticals. Independently, or together with its domain-owning clients, the Company owns or controls a leading independent healthcare and lifestyle network controlled by a suite of proprietary publishing, ad-serving, analytics and behavioral monitoring applications. The publications and software applications are applied to build engaged traffic, recruit, sample and manage registered consumers, and build marketing ROI for major healthcare and consumer marketing corporations.

Media Contact
Luke Pilon
Morefocus group inc.
1-800-549-3904

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Boston to Host the Drug Information Association’s (DIA’s) 44th Annual Meeting

Boston to Host the Drug Information Association’s (DIA’s) 44th Annual Meeting

The Drug Information Association (DIA), a global, membership-driven association that serves more than 30,000 professionals who are involved in the lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals and medical products, will host its 44th Annual Meeting at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on June 22 to 26, 2008.

Horsham, PA, USA (Vocus) April 23, 2008

The Drug Information Association (http://www. diahome. org/DIAHome/) (DIA), a global, membership-driven association that serves more than 30,000 professionals who are involved in the lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals and medical products, will host its 44th Annual Meeting (http://www. diahome. org/DIAHome/FlagshipMeetings/home. aspx? meetingid=14235) at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on June 22 to 26, 2008.

“Like Boston, the DIA Annual Meeting is rich in history, forward-thinking, and intellectually stimulating,” says Program Chair Jeff Sherman (http://www. diahome. org/DIAHOME/FlagshipMeetings/ChairpersonMessage. aspx? meetingid=14235), Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Research & Development at IDM Pharma, Inc. “It represents the most significant means for advancing our objectives via our multidisciplinary focus, international reach, and neutral forums.”

With more than 8,000 attendees and 360 sessions, the 2008 Annual Meeting is the signature event for people who work in the pharmaceutical and related industries. The Annual Meeting offers professional cross-functional learning, continuing education credits, and networking opportunities.

As a non-lobbying resource, the DIA provides a forum for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, regulatory and governmental agencies, and academia to come together to address areas of common concern in their quest to develop safe, quality medicines that enhance health and well-being around the world. As a result, the 2008 meeting features relevant hot topic sessions (http://www. diahome. org/DIAHOME/FlagshipMeetings/Overview. aspx? meetingid=14235) on:
Adaptive Clinical Designs/Adaptive Methods Approval Pathways for Products to Treat Rare Diseases Biotechnology Clinical and Regulatory Considerations for Personalized Medicines Combination Device and Therapeutic Products Critical Path Initiative Multinational Clinical Trials including Developing Countries Patient Recruitment and Retention Pediatrics

With a growing international market, global drug development is a key focus in the industry and it will take center stage at the Annual Meeting. This year’s event will include more than 100 sessions on issues affecting key regions of the world.

“DIA needs to continue to grow globally and to better meet its members’ needs in the areas of information exchange, education, and networking opportunities, especially in pharma’s emerging markets,” said Linda McGoldrick, DIA Worldwide Executive Director. “Furthering this globalization initiative, the Annual Meeting will feature more than 50 representatives from academic institutions around the world, more than 100 sessions on topics important to markets like Canada, Japan, Europe, and China, as well as speakers from 15 global regulatory agencies.”

Program highlights
This year’s event includes keynote addresses by Dennis A. Ausiello, MD, Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Kathy Giusti, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium.

Multi-track Plenary Session (http://www. diahome. org/NR/rdonlyres/7B62B60C-32EB-434B-963A-F9DA947B3493/1086/multitrackplenarysessionflyer. pdf)
The Impact of FDAAA on Drug Safety
Speakers from US and European regulatory agencies, the Reagan Udall Foundation, PhRMA, and other organizations will discuss their goals and experiences with implementation of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) and its impact on drug safety.

Clinical Research and IT Megatracks
This year’s program committee has created megatracks in clinical research (CR) and information technology (IT). These megatracks were created to enhance the quality of the presentations and their relevance to the challenges faced by today’s clinical research and information technology professionals, to eliminate overlap of similar session topics in different tracks, and to promote broader discussion and a fuller understanding of the topics presented.

Exhibits
The Annual Meeting provides a forum for attendees and speakers to network and evaluate more than 500 exhibiting companies. The exhibit hall will feature everything from CROs and technology vendors to site research centers and academia.

For information about the meeting, contact Joe Krasowski at 215-293-5812. For questions about exhibits, contact Eileen Roth at 215- 442-6191.

About the Drug Information Association (http://www. diahome. org/DIAHome/) (DIA)
The Drug Information Association serves more than 30,000 professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and regulatory industries worldwide. Through its domestic and international meetings, training courses, workshops and webinars, DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, and with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, and Mumbai, India, the Association is led by its volunteer-based Board of Directors and executive management team. For more information, visit www. diahome. org or call 215-442-6100.

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New Revamped Drug Testing Site with Search Engines for Drug Slang & Prescription Drug Abuse Screening

New Revamped Drug Testing Site with Search Engines for Drug Slang & Prescription Drug Abuse Screening

TestCountry has revamped their site, offering an all-new drug testing section. The San Diego based company now offers extensive information and a wider range of products to meet the demands of drug testing consumers such as teenage drug abuse brochure, how to setup corporate drug testing program whitepaper and a search engine about drug slang and street names.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2006

TestCountry has revamped their site, offering an all-new drug testing section. The San Diego based company now offers extensive information and a wider range of products to meet the demands of drug testing consumers.

Besides the extensive information on how to create a drug-free workplace and home, TestCountry’s new drug testing website (located at: http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com (http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com)) also includes two new search engines related specifically to drug abuse. These new search functions aim to help those who are being tested (with information for example on prescription drugs that can produce false positive results on employee drug tests) and also those who administer drug testing (such as parents who would want to learn more about a slang term their teenager is using with his or her friends).

The first search engine (located at http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com/drug-slang. htm (http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com/drug-slang. htm)) is a drug slang term & street name search engine, where visitors can find out about the different lingo, street names and slang terms of drug use. TestCountry expects parents and teachers to benefit greatly from this service, as it is now possible to search and find meanings of terms, such as “jelly” or “420”, and other commonly used terms which are used to disguise the true meaning of drugs and drug paraphernalia. And this database of slang and lingo is continuously growing everyday, with current users being encouraged to provide input to this section and add terms which are not currently in our database.

The second TestCountry search engine (located at: http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com/drug-trade-name. htm (http://drugtestingkits. testcountry. com/drug-trade-name. htm)) can be used to find out what prescription drug(s) can be tested or can interfere with regular drug testing. Simply enter the prescription drug brand name (or its generic) and the results will show which drug that keyword would be related with. This service aims to benefit both the employees that are being tested (so that they can avoid getting an unnecessary false positive result on a workplace drug test) and also for those who want to test their family members or employees for a particular prescription drug abuse.

Users of both of these search engines can also immediately buy instant or lab based drug testing kits to test for the drug or prescription drug type in question, with a click of a button after their search.

The goal of the drug testing section makeover of TestCountry. com was to create more cohesion between the pages, allowing visitors to navigate more easily and find the products they need faster. TestCountry has accomplished their goal and much more. Visitors to the site can now enjoy a brand new layout with integrated graphics and a more appealing appearance. Navigational tools are updated, and potential customers can quickly find the types of products they are looking for.

TestCountry appeals even more so to consumers who want to learn about drug testing. With new sections on drug testing methods, drug types and drug testing comparison charts, visitors will walk away with a mound of knowledge as well as the drug testing kits of their choice. There is a vault of free information available in white paper formats for online users, both corporate and individual users. The free white papers include: "Choosing A Drug Testing Method: Which One is Right for Me?", "Common Questions about how to set up Drug-Free Workplace Policy" and "A Parent’s Guide to Teen Drug Abuse and Drug Testing".

Busy professionals who need drug tests for their employees or worried parents who need to test their teens can find all the drug testing information and products they need on the newly revamped TestCountry. com.

TestCountry. com is online catalog and service company that specializes in a variety of instant and lab based testing products and services, including drug tests, HIV tests, pregnancy tests, ovulation monitors, fertility predictors and health hazard detectors.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gina Rubel Discusses Attorney Marketing and PR on Law Journal TV

Gina Rubel Discusses Attorney Marketing and PR on Law Journal TV

Gina Rubel, discusses "How People Choose Lawyers, How Lawyers Market Themselves," on the Monday, September 1, 2003 Law Journal TV program. The show airs at 8:00 p. m. on WFMZ-TV with a panel of marketing and media experts, including former Fox Anchor Jill Chernekoff.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2003

- Gina Rubel, discusses "How People Choose Lawyers, How Lawyers Market Themselves," on the Monday, September 1, 2003 Law Journal TV program. The show airs at 8:00 p. m. on WFMZ-TV with a panel of marketing and media experts, including former Fox Anchor Jill Chernekoff.

Joining host, Christopher Naughton, Esq. are two Philadelphia-area attorneys: Gina Rubel, owner of Furia Rubel Communications and Jason Lisi, owner of Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated and former Philadelphia Fox News Anchor, Jill Chernekoff, owner of Chernekoff Communications.

The panel discusses how attorneys are marketing themselves, what's effective and what's not, how to get the best bang for the marketing dollar, and how consumers can weed through Yellow Page Ads, television commercials, billboards, Web sites and other forms of attorney communications to find what they're looking for.

Viewers can find the local cable television listing for WFMZ-TV by going to www. lawjournaltv. com/lj-frameset-cablechannels. html (http://www. lawjournaltv. com/lj-frameset-cablechannels. html). A copy will be available to view online after September 15th at www. lawjournaltv. com.

Gina Rubel, Esq., graduated from Drexel University in 1991 and Widener University School of Law in 1994. She is a Philadelphia lawyer with more than a decade of integrated communications experience in the legal industry. After practicing law for several years, Gina focused on her passion for proactive, integrated communication for the legal, healthcare, and nonprofit industries. Gina has developed and executed strategic communications plans for large and small firms; supervised crisis communications, risk management and media relations for internationally publicized death penalty trials, planned events for major corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic gatherings; and implemented programs that include corporate branding, publicity, special events, Web site development, and association relations.

Gina is an active member of the Eastern Technology Council, Legal Marketing Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Justinian Society, Philadelphia Public Relations Association, and Public Relations Society of America, among others. She served on a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee for six years, acting as the chairperson for three years. She has published articles in Lawyers Weekly USA, The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia Lawyers Magazine and MediaMap. com and is a frequent lecturer at Philadelphia-area universities and high schools.

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About Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. (www. furiarubel. com) is a Philadelphia-area integrated strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, marketing and business development for law firms and legal organizations. The firm also represents agencies, nonprofit associations, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

For more information about Jill Chernekoff, go to www. ChernekoffCommunications. com

For more information about Jason Lisi, go to www. LegaLisi. com.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Harvard Business School Alumnus & Growth Guru Joins Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Harvard Business School Alumnus & Growth Guru Joins Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Former PepsiCo & Frito-Lay senior executive develops Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchises in Texas

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2009

Alberto Bandera has not only transformed the businesses of PepsiCo and Frito-Lay over the past two decades, he recently transformed his physique and health resulting in changing careers to help people focus on health and not what has become an epidemic in the United States through the consumption of unhealthy eating habits. Bandera has joined Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchise development to assist in educating, leading and consulting with individuals and companies on the practical implementation of their own Max Muscle Sports Nutrition stores.

"I was able to drop 75 pounds, I have kept it off for more than 2 years and now I'm running Triathlons." said Bandera from his new Texas offices. "I switched life style, switched careers, changed cities and I'm looking forward for a very rewarding and successful future with Max Muscle Sports Nurition."

The Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss supplement market was $22 billion strong in 2008 and is fully expected to grow by $1.3-1.9 billion per year for each of the next five years. July has already been a record month for individuals applying to own their own Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchise.

Bandera noticed the nationwide trend growing literally by leaps and bounds as more and more people searched for an answer to their burgeoning waist line, the obese epidemic in children, and increasing health issues due primarily to poor diet choices and lack of education on supplementation and even basic exercise.

"The new me…the much lighter, happier, and 'awake' me needed to change my professional focus on taking these talents and doing well by them." added Bandera. "I had several opportunities in which to choose from, but after seeing Max Muscle Sports Nutrition growth first hand by visiting stores, headquarters in California, speaking with customers, and doing months of exhausting research, the choice was actually very easy in the end. I gathered my family, discussed the opportunity and togehter made the decision. We celebrated the future by taking on Texas as Regional Director for the company."

One of the reasons many executives are leaving corporate America and choosing a Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchise for their future, according to Bandera, is that the Max Muscle Sports Nutrition approach to this market is not as a fad, but to serve a lifestyle for those individuals that choose to live 'healthy and active' for the long run. Bandera is a shining example having lost more than 75 pounds, enlisting his family and friends in the same lifestyle, and feeling the benefits it has had on him professionally and personally.

"You look at the world completely differently when you're healthy and making that healthy lifestyle a conscious decision. This is far deeper than saying 'No Trans Fats!'…it's about truly understanding what you need to consume and how your body reacts to it. People today understand this more and more. It leads to happiness in all facets of life." 
"Most of our franchises are owned by people who were first exposed to the business as a customer. " said Patrick Sanders, CFO for Max Muscle and Chief of Franchise Operations. "Alberto leads by example. He not only lives the lifestyle we want to exude, but he's lived on the 'other side' by not being happy with his health and fitness levels. There couldn't be a better match and his education and extraordinary background will greatly add to our overall offering."

Texas too has become an expansion market for Max Muscle Sports Nutrition. In June Texas Max Muscle Sports Nutrition franchises climbed to #2 system-wide, second only to a group franchise owner in California. Dallas, in particular, with its emphasis on sports, food, fitness and lifestyle has media covering the growth of the concept and several new stores are already underway in the market.

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Plano has already felt the power Bandera can bring to a market as owner and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Roger Forsini has not only been instantly accepted and sought ought by an eager customer fan base, but his new website at Max Muscle Plano (http://plano. maxmuscle. com) immediately had people from throughout the Metroplex signing up for more information, scheduling Nutritional Evaluations, and wanting Max Muscle Sports Nutrition at their events.

"I'm ready…very ready, to make a great number of individuals extremely successful in this marketplace." said Bandera. "A lot of people think that once they reach the top of their positions there's no place to go. I'm here to tell you there is a place…your own place…a Max Muscle Sports Nutrition store. And I'm just the right person you want on your team."

For more information about franchise opportunities, visit: Max Muscle Franchise (http://www. maxmusclefranchise. com)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rich Carr, Carr Knowledge
253-249-8174

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Gilsbar, Inc. to Provide Health Plan Administration for The Stockmen's Bancorp

Gilsbar, Inc. to Provide Health Plan Administration for The Stockmen's Bancorp

Gilsbar, Inc., has been selected as health plan administrator for The Stockmen's Bancorp in Kingman, AZ.

(PRWEB) February 12, 2004

Gilsbar, Inc., a leading provider of third party administration services has been selected as health plan administrator for The Stockmen's Bancorp in Kingman, AZ. Gilsbar will provide medical and dental claims administration, HIPAA/COBRA administration, utilization review and case management services for the employees and dependents of the plan.

According to Hank Miltenberger, Gilsbar’s President & CEO, “We are pleased to add The Stockmen’s Bancorp to our growing list of clients in the southwest. The Stockmen’s Bancorp is focused on managing its customers’ financial relationships; Gilsbar, in turn, helps companies like Stockmen’s manage its investment in their employee health plan. Successful self-funded health plans need an administrator who has an ‘employee-focus’ with regard to the level of care and service provided, but a proactive approach to cost-management. At Gilsbar, we offer that combination to our clients, and look forward to building a long relationship with The Stockmen’s Bancorp.”

Founded in 1959, Gilsbar, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive insurance services. Gilsbar serves employers, affinity groups, insurance companies and individuals. Gilsbar has the unique ability to meet the needs of the individual client, providing customized self-insured plan design, fully-insured options for association health, life and disability, as well as professional liability protection. Currently managing over 250,000 individual lives, Gilsbar distinguishes itself through integrity, responsive service, integrated technological solutions and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.

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Marika. com Launches Redesigned Website for Woman's Activewear Offering an Improved Online Shopping Experience

Marika. com Launches Redesigned Website for Woman's Activewear Offering an Improved Online Shopping Experience

The Marika Group Inc., a leader in woman's fitness apparel, announces the redesign of its website, simplifying the online shopping experience, while educating the consumer about their three activewear brands -- Marika, The Balance Collection and Shiva Shakti.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2007

The Marika Group Inc., a leader in woman's fitness apparel, announces the redesign of its website, simplifying the online shopping experience, while educating the consumer about their three activewear brands -- Marika, The Balance Collection and Shiva Shakti. The new site, www. marika. com, features straightforward navigation that efficiently introduces the consumers to Marika's stylish and functional activewear while presenting best sellers, favorite outfits and suggested activities for the apparel.

The redesign of marika. com allows consumers easier access to The Marika Group's activewear. "Our online store that originally launched in 2004, needed to be revamped to meet the needs of today's online shopper," says Scott Kallmann, President of The Marika Group Inc. "We feel that the high quality of our fitness, yoga and lifestyle apparel combined with an easier website will make the shopping experience much more enjoyable for our customers."

The redesigned site allows consumers to seamlessly navigate through the online store finding exactly what they are looking for. The following improvements have been:

Top Navigation -- Allows consumers to shop the apparel by style, by collection, by activity or by outfit

Side Navigation -- Allows online shoppers to narrow their search, breaking down the product by type -- tops and bottoms and then further into specific categories such as tanks, jackets, crops, leggings, etc.

Best Sellers -- Highlights the top selling items -- designed to assist new shoppers

Shop by Outfit -- Merchandises apparel into suggested outfits to assist the consumer 

The Marika Group Inc, retained interactive agency, MEA Digital to manage the redesign of the website as well as the ongoing interactive marketing. "MEA Digital's experience with similar clients within this domain is what made them the perfect partner," notes Kallmann. "They have successfully portrayed our brand and our company's core values through the redesign of the new website."

About The Marika Group, Inc.
The Marika Group, Inc. has been producing fashionable and functional activewear and fitness merchandise since the aerobics boom of the early 80's. Establishing their legacy by designing fitness and active clothing with a feminine sensibility for fit, style and fashion.

As fitness trends change and women demand more from their clothing, The Marika Group's products continue to evolve, satisfying the active woman's contemporary lifestyle. Marika, the company's original fitness brand remains focused on multi-sport activewear while the Balance and Shiva Shakti Collections feature yoga, fitness and lifestyle apparel.

The Marika Group Inc., based in San Diego, inspires women to live a healthy, balanced, active life. www. marika. com

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

NewBeauty Magazine Wins Prestigious Gold Triangle Awards for Editorial Excellence

NewBeauty Magazine Wins Prestigious Gold Triangle Awards for Editorial Excellence

The beauty magazine takes home two awards for articles that educate and enlighten consumers about cosmetic dermatology and skin care.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2006

NewBeauty magazine adds to its growing trophy shelf. The beauty magazine (http://www. newbeauty. com/GoldenTriangle. aspx) recently received two Gold Triangle awards for editorial excellence from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) for articles that educate and enlighten consumers about cosmetic dermatology and skin care. At the Academy’s 10th Annual Gold Triangle Awards ceremony in San Diego, California in July, NewBeauty magazine took home top honors for its articles, “Your Best Shot: The Complete Guide to Injectables” and “Dermatologist Secrets.”

NewBeauty magazine marks the recognition as a stellar achievement—an honorable recognition from dermatology’s leading society. “The Gold Triangle awards (http://www. newbeauty. com/GoldenTriangle. aspx) for the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrate the high level of NewBeauty’s editorial standards and reflect the team effort of all our writers, editors and production staff to consistently present reliable information about beauty and cosmetic dermatology,” says Adam Sandow, CEO of Sandow Media, publisher of NewBeauty magazine.

“Each of our Gold Triangle Award winners is to be commended for their efforts in increasing public knowledge of dermatology,” says dermatologist Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD, president of the AAD.

NewBeauty magazine (http://www. newbeauty. com/GoldenTriangle. aspx) is honored to accept the prestigious Gold Triangle awards and remains wholly dedicated to developing the highest quality editorial material in conjunction with its core mission of providing scientifically accurate and ethically balanced editorial on beauty and cosmetic enhancement. With a Board of Advisors comprised of leading plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, chemists, fitness and beauty experts, NewBeauty Magazine is uniquely positioned to provide valuable updates on the latest breakthroughs in plastic surgery, noninvasive cosmetic procedures and beauty products. Every article has been reviewed by the Editorial Advisory Board Members to ensure that they are editorially sound, scientifically accurate and ethically balanced.

The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.

The prestigious Gold Triangle Awards (http://www. newbeauty. com/GoldenTriangle. aspx) salute winners from health community organizations, the media, industry, and public awareness about dermatology and encouraging healthy behavior in the care of skin, hair and nails among the public.

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Sperry Top-Sider® Teams with Oceana to Help Preserve the World’s Oceans

Sperry Top-Sider® Teams with Oceana to Help Preserve the World’s Oceans

Nautical leaders call on others to join the fight to save our seas.

Lexington, Mass. (PRWEB) January 17, 2008

Sperry Top-Sider®, the global nautical lifestyle brand, and Oceana, an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans, today announced a partnership to promote widespread involvement in the fight to prevent the collapse of our blue planet.

“This is a critical juncture for our world’s oceans,” said Karen Pitts, vice president of marketing for Sperry Top-Sider. “As a brand with a 72-year heritage tied directly to enjoying life ‘in, on and around’ the water, we’re deeply committed to supporting Oceana in its crusade to protect one of our earth’s most precious assets.”

Oceana’s teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates work to win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. With each victory important and measurable steps are taken to reverse the course of degradation of the ocean, its wildlife and its role in the global ecosystem. As the effects of global climate change unfold, the vital role of a healthy ocean is also becoming clearer.

“With the earth two-thirds water, the oceans are on the frontlines of impacts from global climate change,” said Pitts. “As a company that was born on the water, we represent millions worldwide that share the love of the sea. Our hope is to draw on this force to help Oceana achieve its important goals.”

Currently, Oceana has 300,000 members and e-activists, called “WaveMakers”, in over 150 countries. Sperry Top-Sider hopes to help greatly increase this number through several efforts, including:
Oceana “The Official Charity of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas”: The largest single regatta series in the United States, the NOODs reach thousands of sailors across the country. Sperry will name Oceana the events’ official charity, opening the NOOD network to extend Oceana’s reach and membership worldwide.

“World Ocean Day” Promotion: World Ocean Day (June 8, 2008) is an opportunity each year to celebrate our world’s oceans and every individual’s personal connection to the sea. Each year at this time, Oceana encourages aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses to participate in this worldwide celebration through events and other activities. Sperry Top-Sider is planning a special promotion that will help consumers celebrate while raising membership and funds for Oceana.

WaveMaker Membership Drive: With its broad retail distribution and loyal consumer base, Sperry Top-Sider’s network is hardwired into millions of sailors, boaters and enthusiasts that love life in, on and around the water. This year, the company will begin a communications effort to recruit new WaveMakers via box inserts, in-store promotions, online communications and other messaging vehicles.

“Ocean fisheries are collapsing, but the great news is that we know what we need to do to restore abundant and healthy oceans,” said Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana. “Sperry is lending us a huge hand by helping us reach out to people so that we can win the changes that will save the oceans. We’re very grateful for their support.”

About Sperry Top-Sider
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those who love the water. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear and apparel. Available around the globe in fine independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of US SAILING, National Safe Boating Council and Team Horton-Nichols. Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider supports a wide-range of water-related activities through its many sponsorships, including ACURA Key West, National Safe Boating Council, Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas. Sperry Top-Sider is a division of the Stride Rite Corporation, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE:PSS). For more information, please visit http://www. sperrytopsider. com (http://www. sperrytopsider. com).

About Oceana
Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Its team of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America (Washington, DC; New York; Juneau, AK; Monterey, CA, and Portland, OR), Europe (Madrid, Spain; Brussels, Belgium) and South America (Santiago, Chile). More than 300,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. For more information, please visit http://www. Oceana. org (http://www. Oceana. org).

Contact
Tess Morton
Sperry Top-Sider
617.248.0680 x17
Tmorton @ cerconebrown. com

Juliana Stein
Oceana
202.467.2906
Jstein @ oceana. org

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BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Releases Compliance Statistics

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Releases Compliance Statistics

BioPlus Compliance Statistics - of more than 17,000 patients analyzed, compliance at discharge was at 92%.

Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2010

BioPlus Compliance Statistics - by Quarter, 2004-2010 - of more than 17,000 patients analyzed, compliance at discharge was at 92%.

“This retrospective data demonstrates to the payers, prescribers, pharma and patients that we are measurably improving outcomes as we daily manage specialty therapies," said Dr. Stephen C. Vogt, PharmD and CEO. “This is our mission. We will continue to be the innovators of valued solutions as we enhance our pharmaceutical management programs.”

The data includes all therapies and all new patients from the first dispensation to final physician discharge. The data includes those patients who did not achieve compliance in the first ninety days: data from this low-compliance period is often excluded in other compliance studies.

“This data is part of our quality assessment results that we review quarterly,” adds Dr. Nick Maroulis, PharmD and Director of Pharmacy Services. "By asking the question, “How can we improve compliance?” our entire clinical team is comfortable that we have found the answers, and the data over the years demonstrates that."

As a BioPlus patient, healthcare needs can fluctuate and so do their pharmacy follow-up needs. BioPlus clinical pharmacy staff will adjust our clinical follow-up assessments to our patients’ needs. BioPlus’ clinical staff is trained to identify signs of adherence and compliance issues. Once an issue with adherence or compliance is identified, then clinical adherence interventions begin, in the form of consultation with our Doctors’ of Pharmacy. Our Doctor’s of Pharmacy take the time to discern the factors that may be leading to this adherence issue and provide intervention strategies to help improve adherence and therefore patient overall outcomes. The dispensing practitioner is notified of all interventions for their clinical assessment needs as well to allow a “closing of the loop” in any adherence issue and completes the “team” approach to healthcare medication management.

About BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Experts in Medications for Chronic Illnesses

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Services Inc. specializes in disease-therapy management. BioPlus has served the needs of patients and prescribers of biologic medicines for over 20 years. As the pioneers of the Specialty Pharmacy industry, BioPlus continues to prove the value of improved clinical outcomes.

For more information on BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, visit http://www. bioplusrx. com

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Historic Seventh-day Adventist Radio Broadcast Finds New 'Voice'

Historic Seventh-day Adventist Radio Broadcast Finds New 'Voice'

Fred Kinsey of Silver Spring, Md., is the new speaker/director of the "Voice of Prophecy," one of the longest-running radio programs delivering hope to a hurting world. Kinsey succeeds E. Lonnie Melashenko, who spent 17 years in the role. Melashenko currently serves as Vice President of Spiritual Services and Missions for the Kettering Health Network in Ohio.

Simi Valley, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2008

Fred Kinsey of Silver Spring, Md., is the new speaker/director of the "Voice of Prophecy," one of the longest-running radio programs delivering hope to a hurting world.

Kinsey succeeds E. Lonnie Melashenko, who spent 17 years in the role. Melashenko currently serves as Vice President of Spiritual Services and Missions for the Kettering Health Network in Ohio.

"I'm glad that Fred Kinsey is able to help give voice to the message of the Voice of Prophecy," said Don C. Schneider, chairman of the VOP Board of Trustees and president of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which sponsors the broadcast. "Fred is a veteran of pastoral ministry as well as communications, and he lives to share God's love with people, which is exactly the aim of every VOP broadcast."

Founded by Pastor H. M.S. Richards, Sr. in 1929, on the cusp of America's Great Depression, the Voice of Prophecy has blanketed North America and inspired similar radio outreaches around the world, in many languages. Entire families, even communities, can trace their involvement with the Christian faith to hearing a VOP broadcast, which often closed with the phrase, "Have faith, dear friend, in God."

Over the years, the "Discover" Bible study guides, provided by VOP to millions of people, have also been used to communicate Christian truth and God's love. Around the world, Bible courses in more than 100 languages and dialects are offered by affiliated schools operating in nearly 140 countries, as well as globally via the Internet at www. hopetalk. org.

"I'm honored to follow the broadcasting pioneers who established and grew the VOP over the years, H. M.S. Richards, Sr. and his son, Harold, as well as Lonnie Melashenko," Kinsey said. "There is a world that needs this message, and I look to God for His help in sharing it."

Kinsey is a longtime Seventh-day Adventist pastor, having earned an undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University in California and a master of divinity degree at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Mich. He and his wife reside in Silver Spring, Md. They have two adult children.

Schneider said Kinsey will continue in his role as assistant to the president for communication in the North American Division. More than one million people are members of the Adventist Church in North America, and they worship in nearly 6,000 congregations in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.

More information on the Voice of Prophecy can be found at www. vop. com. Additional information on the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is online at http://www. nad. adventist. org/ (http://www. nad. adventist. org/).

Established by the Seventh-day Adventist church, "Voice of Prophecy" pioneered the use of radio to deliver the message of the gospel 80 years ago and it continues to touch the lives of many around world. The "Voice of Prophecy" radio program, Bible school and evangelistic ministry has its international headquarters at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

John and Sheila Atchison's Wedding Profiled in New York Times

John and Sheila Atchison's Wedding Profiled in New York Times

John and Sheila Atchison's courtship and wedding day was featured in a recent edition of the New York Times.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 15, 2008

Recently married John and Sheila Atchison share how the couple met and invite New York Times to their wedding day. The daily newspaper provides information on local, world and national news, business, technology, science, health, sports, arts, style, travel, jobs, real estate and automobiles.

The article titled, "Vows: Sheila Frazier and John Atchison," explains how the couple met and how their religion helped them to grow closer. The couple met when John, a New York celebrity hair stylist, styled a shag haircut on Sheila, a Los Angeles actress and producer. The couple found out that their religious beliefs in common. "But she was not a typical Hollywood star," wrote New York Times writer Devan Sipher. "When Mr. Atchison, put down the curling iron and leaned in to chat, she pulled out a small Bible that she always carries with her."

The article goes on to discuss the professional backgrounds of each newlywed and their wedding day. "On Feb. 2, gentle R&B music pulsed through the barrel-vaulted sanctuary at the Crenshaw Christian Center East in Manhattan, as Mr. Atchison and the couple's 160 guests waited for the bride's arrival," Sipher wrote. "Looking svelte and serene, Ms. Frazier floated down the aisle in her strapless champagne-colored gown, gathering calla lilies and blessings from her nine bridal attendants."

John Atchison is a celebrity hair stylist from New York and Sheila Frazier-Atchison is an actress and producer working in Los Angeles.

For the full article, go to http://www. nytimes. com/2008/02/17/fashion/weddings/17vows. html? ex=1360818000&en=08be13f0187b8d5e&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg (http://www. nytimes. com/2008/02/17/fashion/weddings/17vows. html? ex=1360818000&en=08be13f0187b8d5e&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg).

About John and Sheila Atchison:
John Atchison has been in the salon industry for more than 31 years. Over the years, John Atchison has earned an international reputation as a leading hairstylist and educator. Working with the solid foundation acquired at Vidal Sassoon's in New York and London, he became a master at the craft of haircutting and styling, dedicating himself to the development of the John Atchison Method of precision haircutting for all types until he perfected the technique. John Atchison Salon and Spa offers the best in haircuts, color, hair relaxing and scalp and hair treatments.

Shelia Frazier-Atchison is an actress and has starred on television shows including "The Love Boat" and "The West Wing." She also produced a talk show in Los Angeles for Black Entertainment Television, when she eventually became the director of network talent, booking celebrity guest and training new hosts.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

CDPHP® Launches Health Care Reform Site

CDPHP® Launches Health Care Reform Site

Resource Helps Businesses and Members Understand “What Does This Mean to Me?”

Albany, NY (Vocus) April 1, 2010

CDPHP® has launched a health care reform microsite at www. cdphp. com/healthcarereform (http://www. cdphp. com/healthcarereform) in an effort to help its constituents and the community-at-large understand the ramifications of the recently signed health care reform bill. The site will be updated regularly and aims to address the ways in which the new legislation will affect the communities CDPHP serves.

“For the past 18 months, our nation has been embroiled in a health care debate that has divided the country,” said John D. Bennett (http://www. cdphp. com/aboutCDPHP/bennett. aspx), MD, president and CEO, CDPHP. “The intense debate leading up to the passing of the health care bill caused a great deal of confusion and left uncertainty in the minds of many. CDPHP wants to help the community understand the bill and prepare for the many changes it will bring.”

The Web resource will break down the effects of the new legislation for both small and large businesses, and various CDPHP members (eg. commercial, Medicare, and state programs), as well as offer valuable links to pertinent Web resources. It will also allow visitors to subscribe to automatic notification updates.

“As a not-for-profit, physician-guided health plan, CDPHP will diligently continue its efforts to work with providers and employer groups to develop innovative ways to reduce costs while increasing quality,” added Bennett. “This new resource will support those ongoing efforts.”

About CDPHP®
Founded in 1984 as a physician-founded and guided health plan, CDPHP and its affiliates currently serve members in 24 counties throughout New York with a full family of products (http://www. cdphp. com/members/health_plans. aspx). In U. S. News & World Report/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10*, CDPHP garnered the three highest-rated commercial plan rankings in New York state, as well as being rated among the top ten health plans in the nation for its Medicare and Medicaid programs. Visit CDPHP (http://www. cdphp. com/).

*”America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U. S. News & World Report.

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Toshiba Expands Thin-and-Light Laptop Family with Addition of 14.1-Inch Business Solution : At 4.4 Pounds and 1.13-Inches Thin, Toshiba Tecra R10 Laptop PC Blends Features and Performance to Deliver Extreme Mobility

Toshiba Expands Thin-and-Light Laptop Family with Addition of 14.1-Inch Business Solution : At 4.4 Pounds and 1.13-Inches Thin, Toshiba Tecra R10 Laptop PC Blends Features and Performance to Deliver Extreme Mobility

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a leading provider of mobile computing solutions, today announced its latest thin-and-light business laptop with the Tecra® R10. Measuring 1.13-inches thin(1) and weighing 4.4 pounds(2), this feature-rich laptop PC incorporates Toshiba’s innovative fourth-generation EasyGuard® Technology(3) with PC Health Monitor, up to five hours battery life(4) and an integrated optical drive.

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 14, 2008

Business users will also find Toshiba packed the performance of an Intel Centrino 2 with vPro processor technology, NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS with 128MB of dedicated graphics memory(5) as well as a 7200 rpm hard drive into the thin-and-light form factor of the Tecra R10. Pricing for the Tecra R10 laptop PC starts at $1,549 (MSRP)(6).

"Designed, engineered and manufactured by Toshiba, the Tecra R10 provides high quality, enhanced reliability and premium mobility features for professionals who need a thin-and-light laptop PC with a larger display," said Carl Pinto, vice president, product development and marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The use of miniaturization and power management efficiency make the Tecra R10 one of the most energy-efficient thin-and-light laptops available on the market today."

Multimedia: Tecra R10 Photos, Tecra R10 Spec Sheet

Toshiba's Tecra R10 laptop PC features the following high-performance technology components:

Display: Toshiba's Tecra R10 features a Z-hinge design with a 135-degree opening, to provide a slim profile design. The use of LED backlighting further reduces the Tecra R10's thickness when compared to laptops with standard CCFL backlighting systems. EasyGuard® Technology: Toshiba's Tecra R10 laptop features Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop's critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba's EasyGuard Technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one's laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard(7), fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Processor: A full-powered, energy-efficient 25W Intel® Centrino 2 processor on the Tecra R10 laptop PC allows Toshiba to use a more compact cooling system, including smaller fans and heat sink, which enables a thinner and lighter design. The adoption of this processor helps the Tecra R10 deliver up to 5 hours of battery life(4). ExpressCard: The ExpressCard slot supports both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 form factors and offers increased bandwidth and hot-swapping capabilities. USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port(8): This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, or in sleep or hibernation mode. Green Attributes: The Tecra R10 is ENERGY STAR® 4.0 compliant and has achieved a Silver status through the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). Complete product specifications for all Tecra R10 models are available at www. explore. toshiba. com/laptops/tecra/R10 (http://www. explore. toshiba. com/laptops/tecra/R10).

The Tecra R10 is available with a three-year standard limited warranty(9), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country such as UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations.

As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba designs all of its new laptops to be RoHS compatible(10), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Toshiba is offering a new, free electronic trade-in and recycling program which includes all laptop PCs and other select electronics, regardless of manufacturer, that have no trade-in value. For more details, please visit http://explore. toshiba. com/green (http://explore. toshiba. com/green). No purchase is necessary to participate in the recycling program.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at www. toshiba. com.

© 2008 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

1. Height. Measured at the thinnest edge of the notebook computer.

2. Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.

3. EasyGuard. Toshiba EasyGuard technology comprises a number of features some of which may or may not be available on a particular Toshiba notebook depending on the model selected. See www. easyguard. toshiba. com for detailed information.

4. Battery Life. Measured by [MobileMark™ or Business Winstone BatteryMark™.] Battery life may vary. See Battery Life Legal Footnote at www. info. toshiba. com

5. Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www. info. toshiba. com

6. Price. Reseller prices may vary. ESUP means "Estimated Single Unit Price."

7. Spill-Resistant Keyboard. Under Toshiba testing conditions, the spill-resistant keyboard delayed the time for a water spill to reach the computer's main board to allow more time to properly close down the machine. Toshiba's standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit www. warranty. toshiba. com for details.

8. USB Sleep & Charge. The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

9. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at www. warranty. toshiba. com.

10. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at www. info. toshiba. com

Release Summary:

Toshiba today announced its latest thin-and-light business solution with the Tecra(R) R10. Measuring 1.13-inches thin and weighing 4.4 pounds, this feature-rich laptop PC incorporates differentiated technologies.

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