Thursday, December 30, 2010

BodyGate. com Brings Businesses and Customers Together, Which Benefits Both

BodyGate. com Brings Businesses and Customers Together, Which Benefits Both

September 8, 2004 – BodyGate. com is a highly targeted Sports & Fitness Search Engine, built to provide Internet users with the best Sports & Fitness results possible. BodyGate. com is operated by JumpAt. com LLC, which attracts millions of visitors throughout the Internet each month, is also a directory where small and medium sized businesses can advertise their products and services without having to spend thousands of dollars each month.

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BodyGate. com is a highly targeted Sports & Fitness Search Engine, built to provide Internet users with the best Sports & Fitness results possible. BodyGate. com is operated by JumpAt. com LLC, which attracts millions of visitors throughout the Internet each month, is also a directory where small and medium sized businesses can advertise their products and services without having to spend thousands of dollars each month.

We provide a wide range of categories that serve two purposes. First, it allows visitors to go directly to the category theyÂ’re looking for, and second, it allows businesses to place their links in the exact category that fits their particular product or service. A few of the categories are:

• Aerobics

• Bodybuilding

• Cycling

• Exercise Equipment

• General Sports

• Medical

• Nutrition

• Senior Fitness

• Weightlifting

We are dedicated to building the largest Fitness & Health Advertising Network on the Internet. Our state-of-the-art technology allows companies with small, medium and large budgets to advertise their products and services more effectively than theyÂ’re used to because they can access all Internet marketing techniques in one place. As a result, they get a better return on their investment.

BodyGate. com gives marketers a powerful new tool to maximize qualified traffic and lead generation by reaching fitness-minded users at the precise moment they are seeking information. In fact, Jupiter Media Metrix finds that "the paid search model succeeds precisely because consumers find relevant listings, advertisers only pay for qualified traffic, and the interests of the publisher are allied with both constituencies."

This is only the beginning. In the coming months, we'll be improving our search utility, expanding our distribution network, and introducing new ways for businesses to reach qualified customers. Watch for future press releases announcing our continuing improvements.

For more information and to register for a trial membership, visit www. bodygate. com

For more information contact:

Tom Likes

EVEREST Enterprises

(719) 336-7611

(775) 855-8926

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fibro Free Life, LLC Releases the First Fibromyalgia Treatment Targeting a Main Root Cause of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibro Free Life, LLC Releases the First Fibromyalgia Treatment Targeting a Main Root Cause of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia treatment protocol includes discovery of the root cause of fibromyalgia pain, and how to correct and eliminate the pain. From podiatrist Dr. Howard G. Groshell, Jr., who has successfully treated fibromyalgia pain for nearly half a century.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 2, 2010

It’s been the million dollar question plaguing sufferers for centuries, and has confused doctors to the present day: What in the world is fibromyalgia? More importantly, what is the main root cause and how do you stop the excruciating pain? Fibromyalgia Free Life, LLC releases the first fibromyalgia book to answer these questions. East Meets West From the Bottom Up, provides a podiatrist's new breakthrough discovery -- a main root cause of Fibromyalgia. In addition, he introduces the first treatment that focuses on the cause rather than symptoms, giving fibromyalgia patients the first sign of hope in the long history of the disease.

“Teamed up with Western medicine, pharmaceutical companies offer temporary fixes for each symptom that arises. But to actually treat fibromyalgia with more long-term, positive results, you have to target the root. I can show you the main cause of the pain and how to make symptoms go away and stay away,” says Dr. Howard G. Groshell, Jr., podiatrist, author, and founder of Fibromyalgia Free Life, LLC.

The book introduces Dr. Groshell’s expertise in integrating both Eastern and Western Medicine. Unlike many medical books, geared towards giving sufferers and the medical community a generic understanding of a health condition, East Meets West From the Bottom Up includes an extensive protocol that goes beyond learning about Dr. Groshell's medical findings. The book includes a thorough self-help, step-by-step protocol, giving patients the ability to correct their pain. Along with the self-help treatment for fibroymyalgia, comprising over forty years of practice and statistical data, East Meets West From the Bottom Up also offers raw, personal narratives from fibromyalgia sufferers, providing a more in-depth insight into one of the most complex syndromes in the history of medicine.

“My book breaks down fibromyalgia in a way that hasn't been done before," stated Dr. Groshell. "The heart of the book, though, belongs to the sufferers of Fibromylgia. Seek and you will find."

Los Angeles award-winning author Megan Rellahan (Edgar Hernandez POW: An American Hero) co-wrote the book with Dr. Groshell, spending the entire first year collecting data and interviewing former patients in order to present another rarity that you won't find in many other books about fibromyalgia -- longitudinal case studies. The correlation between podiatry and treating fibromyalgia is profound.

“Writing this book after reading and studying so many others was a very exciting challenge," Rellahan admits. "All the books I read on fibromyalgia seemed generally to say the same things. Times have drastically changed and I wanted to write something that was more modern, and with information that wasn’t out-dated. I'm so grateful to all the patients who were willing to dig deep within and talk about some of the more painful things they faced. For me, it was also incredible to see a now retired doctor so driven to push and get this information out there. His passion for his patients with fibromyalgia is something to admire, and his desire to shed a new light and give people hope, is the cornerstone of this book.”

For more information on East Meets West From The Bottom Up and for an up close and personal look at the future of fibromyalgia treatment, please visit: www. FibroFreeLife. com.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nurses with Advanced Degrees to Play Key Role in Transforming Health Care System Beyond 2010

Nurses with Advanced Degrees to Play Key Role in Transforming Health Care System Beyond 2010

New legislation and the complexity of patient care demands that nurses have additional education beyond the basics of pre-licensure and many hospitals have already begun requiring that nurses either return to school for their bachelor's degree or have a BSN. Practicing nurses turn to American Sentinel University to acquire an advanced nursing degree, such an RN to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN), designed for registered nurses to enhance career mobility, professional development and practical skills that they can apply immediately to their jobs. For more information about American Sentinel University's online nursing programs, please visit http://www. americansentinel. edu/healthcare/ or call 866.922.5690.

Aurora, CO (PRWEB) November 3, 2010

More than three million nursing professionals will play a vital role in transforming the U. S. health care system to attain the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act - legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As more hospitals seek to earn the coveted Magnet recognition where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, many hospitals have already begun requiring that nurses either return to school for their bachelor's degree or have a BSN before applying.

This new trend reinforces the concept that advanced nursing degrees result in better patient care for improved patient outcomes. Many practicing nurses turn to American Sentinel University to acquire an advanced nursing degree, such an RN to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN), designed for registered nurses (newly licensed and veteran health professionals) to enhance career mobility, professional development and practical skills that they can apply immediately to their jobs.

"New legislation and the complexity of patient care demands additional education beyond the basics of pre-licensure," says Catherine Garner, PhD, RN, Provost and Dean, Health Sciences and Nursing at American Sentinel University. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), more than 50 percent of registered nurses did not have education credentials higher than a diploma or Associate degree in the year 2000 and this is changing as hospitals have begun requiring that nurses have a minimum of a BSN.

Dr. Garner notes that advances in genomics and complex treatment regimens and the growing number of patients with multiple co-morbidities requires additional knowledge in genetics, infection prevention and control, pharmacology and pathophysiology. "Nurses need to know how to access evidence-based guidelines in real time and how to mine data from electronic medical records to improve patient outcomes."

Kim Sharkey, BSN, RN, MBA, NE-A, BC, Vice President of Medicine and Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta believes that health care is a team dynamic that requires active participation from different professional specialists. Sharkey says that a Bachelor's degree (BS) prepares a nurse with a broader base that supports critical thinking, leadership, health promotion and management of patient care across the continuum. Currently, nursing is the only health care profession that does not require the BS as the first professional degree.

"A nurse is valued for his or her ability to coordinate care among the team," says Sharkey. "When working with other disciplines, what does it say to the group when the nurse is the least educated among them?"

Sharkey points out that her hospital has been a Magnet hospital for 15 consecutive years and, in order to maintain its status, 100 percent of the hospital's nurse managers must have at least a Bachelor's degree in nursing by January 1, 2013.

As Sharkey looks to the future, she says that focusing on succession planning is key.

"If I want to have future nurse leaders in a Magnet environment, I focus on the staff nurse at bedside," she says. Sharkey adds that she began this quest several years ago through limiting the hire of new graduate nurses to those who were graduating with a BSN.

"The lack of a Bachelor's degree will certainly limit career advancement in our organization and a BSN is necessary for advancement into the highest level of our clinical ladders program and required for movement into a manager's position."

Sharkey decided if she was going to request that her nurses obtain BSN's and then Master's degrees, then she should serve as a role model and work her way toward her next educational level: a Doctor of Nursing Practice in executive leadership.

"I looked at a variety of options: online, traditional classroom and combination programs and I decided on American Sentinel University because its online DNP was the best match for my needs," says Sharkey. She started her career with a diploma in nursing, then achieved a BSN and then got her Master's in business administration. "American Sentinel University allowed me to take some bridge courses, then enter into its DNP for executive leadership program," she says.

As hospitals, nurses and many diverse parties continue to work together leading change to advance health, Dr. Garner believes that developing an educated nursing workforce is necessary for the profession and is the right thing to do for our patients: "Education will play an even more important role in improving patient safety and will ultimately lead to an even higher-quality, cost-effective patient care."

To learn more about American Sentinel University's RN to BSN program, go to
Http://www. americansentinel. edu/online-degree/bachelor-degree-online/rn-to-bsn-program. php.

To learn more about American Sentinel University's accelerated RN to MSN program, go to http://www. americansentinel. edu/healthcare/RNBSN_Overview. php.

For information about American Sentinel University's online nursing programs, please visit http://www. americansentinel. edu/healthcare/ or call 866.922.5690.

For more news updates, information and special offers, follow American Sentinel University on Twitter @amersentinel and become a Facebook fan at http://www. facebook. com/catherine. garner. asu.

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in nursing, health informatics, health systems management, health care MBA and a DNP in nurse executive leadership. Its bachelor's and master's nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Oregon Wilderness Therapy Program Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Teens

Oregon Wilderness Therapy Program Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Teens

SageWalk therapeutic wilderness camps expect this summer to be their busiest in the history of the troubled teen program.

Redmond, OR (PRWEB) April 2, 2007

SageWalk, a therapeutic school and wilderness therapy program for troubled teens, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.

SageWalk began in 1997 in Redmond, Oregon, as a wilderness therapy program for children ages 13 to 17 years. At that time, wilderness therapy was a new concept as a treatment model. The idea was to separate troubled teens from negative influences such as destructive peer groups and place them in safe outdoor environments with trained therapists. The healing forces of nature and constant interactions with healthy adults would help teens struggling with substance abuse, anger management and other problems to gain a new outlook on life.

"We began with a vision," said Larry Solie, executive director of SageWalk. "But today we can demonstrate proven results."

The original SageWalk summer camp had only nine students. Today the program operates eight summer programs and a yearlong school with rolling admissions and an enrollment of over 300 teenagers. SageWalk is licensed by the state of Oregon and accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. Until recently, SageWalk was the only wilderness therapy program that provided licensed drug and alcohol treatment and accredited academic services. The Chemical Dependency Recovery program, administered by licensed counselors, provides advanced assessment, education and treatment to each student as well as an after-care program.

SageWalk therapists, who must hold at least a master's degree, work with students on a twenty-four hour basis to encourage and reinforce personal growth and positive change. There is one staff member for every three students. Each child receives therapeutic intervention upon arrival and has his or her own Individual Achievement Plan with personalized goals and strategies. There is a follow-up program after the child leaves SageWalk. If problems reoccur, the child can enroll again at a nominal fee. SageWalk is one of the few programs with a psychologist as clinical director and a licensed professional counselor as its field director. In 2005, SageWalk was featured on the ABC television show "Brat Camp."

In its ten years of operation, the SageWalk program has helped hundreds of children ages 13 to 17 years deal with emotional problems such as issues surrounding adoption and abandonment, anger management and school failure as well as neurological disorders such as Asperger Syndrome, ADD and ADHD, anxiety, and oppositional defiant disorder. The staff has seen many teens go through life-changing experiences that enabled them to turn their young lives around.

Working with teens on such an intensive level can also be a life-changing experience for staff members. Most staff members have very high job satisfaction rate and stay with the program for years. Tony Randazzo, a field director and counselor, said that his five years with SageWalk were a time of personal growth that "I owe to both the program and the great people who make up the SageWalk team. It has been a pleasure being a part of the amazing new developments and changes within SageWalk."

A new member of the SageWalk team, Sarah Casson, said that the job is rewarding because,"I am able to help families and at-risk youth get a second chance. Bringing laughter and love into a home is a success that doesn't match words."

Solie said that one of his greatest accomplishments was to acquire extraordinary people like Casson and Randazzo to assist him in carrying out his vision for SageWalk.

"Ten years ago, the vision for SageWalk was to enter the little known field of wilderness therapy," Solie said. "Today we are proud to be a key contributor in the wilderness therapy industry and we hope to continue this tradition as we celebrate our tenth anniversary."

To learn more about the SageWalk wilderness program visit www. sagewalk. com/sagewalk_10_years (http://www. sagewalk. com/sagewalk_10_years) or call 800.877.1922.

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Ruder Finn’s Helen Shelton Awarded Ebony’s 2006 Outstanding Woman in Communications

Ruder Finn’s Helen Shelton Awarded Ebony’s 2006 Outstanding Woman in Communications

Ruder Finn announced today that Helen C. Shelton is the recipient of the Outstanding Woman in Communications Award in Public Relations by Ebony Magazine, the nation’s leading news source for the African American community. Ms. Shelton will receive the award on Thursday, May 4 at an awards luncheon to be held in the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Hilton Hotel.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 27, 2006

Ruder Finn announced today that Helen C. Shelton is the recipient of the Outstanding Woman in Communications Award in Public Relations by Ebony Magazine, the nation’s leading news source for the African American community. Ms. Shelton will receive the award on Thursday, May 4 at an awards luncheon to be held in the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Hilton Hotel.

Ms. Shelton is an Executive Vice President at Ruder Finn Arts & Communication Counselor, (RF A&CC), the nation’s oldest and largest agency specializing in arts and entertainment marketing and public relations. As the first, youngest and only African American Executive Vice President in the 50-year history of RF A&CC, Ms. Shelton is a communications strategist responsible for the creation of national and international public relations and sponsorship programs for Fortune 500 companies, as well as non-profit cultural and social service organizations. A consummate and multi-faceted communications professional, Ms. Shelton has particular expertise in arts and entertainment marketing and promotion, sponsorship development, event planning, corporate communication, product publicity and public affairs.

At RF A&CC, Ms. Shelton has developed communications campaigns and sponsorship programs for leading brands in the spirits and wine industry, including Seagram’s Gin, the award-winning Seagram’s Vodka, Martell Cognac, Chivas Regal and the red wine portfolio of Robert Mondavi. Her work in the urban entertainment marketing and communications field includes managing and overseeing national public relations and promotions in support of the annual Seagram’s Gin Live concert tour, which has presented artists such as Mary J. Blige, Jaheim, Tweet, Li’l Mo, Carl Thomas and many others over the last seven years. In this capacity, Ms. Shelton and her team have generated billions of media impressions in support of the tour and created successful strategic partnerships with several major broadcast and print media outlets. For General Motors, Helen developed a media relations campaign around GM’s sponsorship of the landmark exhibition and multi-city tour of “The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie,” a British slave ship that ran aground off the coast of Florida in the mid 19th-century. She also created a Black Music Month initiative for Target Stores; and national radio promotional campaigns for many other corporations.

Ms. Shelton also provides strategic communications counsel to many other corporations, having launched successful initiatives for KFC, The Chase Manhattan Corporation, UBS, Condé Nast Publications, Audi of America and Novartis. Among the major cultural institutions Ms. Shelton has developed media relations campaigns for are El Museo del Barrio in New York City; the Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; Millennium Park, also in Chicago; the Newseum, which opened in Washington, DC as the world’s first interactive museum of news; and, the Japanese American National Museum, in Los Angeles.

In the area of public affairs, Ms. Shelton held an appointed position at the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, where she worked closely with the Commissioner and Mayor to promote the city’s vast civic program in support of the arts. She also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Human Resources Development Institute, Chicago’s largest health and human services agency. Ms. Shelton has also held promotions and public relations positions at Seventeen Magazine and WRKS-FM Radio in New York.

“Ebony Magazine is the gold standard for us all, and I am so humbled and honored to be recognized by this stalwart and steadfast organization that has served our community for sixty years,” says Ms. Shelton. “The legacy and vision of Mr. John H. Johnson is a constant source of inspiration and pride to me both professionally and personally. In times of challenge and triumph, I often look to that legacy and vision for both strength and guidance.”

Helen Shelton began her career in public relations as an Executive Trainee at Ruder Finn. A graduate of Dartmouth College, where she double majored in art history and government, Ms. Shelton holds an M. S. degree in journalism and communication from Boston University’s College of Communication, having received a full academic scholarship from RKO General, Inc.

A proponent of literacy and education, Ms. Shelton serves on the Board of Directors of ReadNet, Inc., the Board of Directors of The Support Network, Inc., and is a charter member of the Pi Theta chapter of the national social service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Ms. Shelton is a 2004 recipient of The Network Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award. Fluent in Italian, Ms. Shelton resides in New York City, where she enjoys foreign films and language study.

About Ruder Finn

Ruder Finn is a leading independent communications, counseling and marketing services agency with 55 years' experience. The Ruder Finn Group maintains offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Paris, Jerusalem, Asia/Pacific: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, Australia. The agency also works with leading independent affiliates in major markets throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. The agency serves the global and local communications needs of 250 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Patient Isolation Solutions Can Help Contain the Spread of Airborne Infectious Diseases in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Patient Isolation Solutions Can Help Contain the Spread of Airborne Infectious Diseases in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Patient isolation solutions and protective environments from Abatement Technologies® can help medical facilities contain the spread of potentially deadly airborne infectious diseases and meet isolation surge capacity needs as they activate flu pandemic preparedness plans.

Suwanee, GA (PRWEB) May 11, 2009

With the threat of a swine flu H1N1 pandemic overwhelming hospital and healthcare facilities, the phones at Abatement Technologies are ringing off the hook. Abatement Technologies HEPA-CARE High-Efficiency Air Purification Systems (http://www. abatement. com/healthcare/patient_care_areas. htm) create patient isolation room environments by removing infectious droplets from the air and reducing the risk of infecting other patients and medical staff within the facility.

Swine flu classification has been updated to a Stage 5 infectious disease outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO) on its scale of 6 rankings for infectious disease outbreaks. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization states that, "All countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effective and essential measures of a pandemic preparedness plan include protecting patients and staff from potentially hazardous airborne particles. Healthcare facilities, even those that are already equipped with isolation rooms for infectious patients, are concerned that a flu outbreak could become a full blown Stage 6 pandemic leading to the potential overwhelming of existing facilities. Learn how Air Purification products from Abatement Technologies meet CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Infection Control (http://www. abatement. com/healthcare/guidelines. htm).

Dave Willyard, vice president at Abatement Technologies says, "Over the past 15 years more than 5,000 professional healthcare providers throughout the United States and worldwide have acquired Abatement products for isolating patients infected with respiratory pathogens such as tuberculosis, SARS, bird flu and Aspergillus. Today, our manufacturing and sales people are helping hospitals and other customers prepare for a possible larger scale swine flu outbreak as well as preparing for chemical bioterrorism attacks, weapons of mass destruction and natural disasters."

Mr. Willyard reports that the company has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from schools, day care centers and doctors offices where infections could spread quickly. This is in addition to calls from healthcare facilities where Abatement HEPA-CARE air filtration systems are already in use.

About Abatement Technologies, Inc:

Abatement Technologies has led the way with innovative and effective technology solutions since developing their first air purification and containment products in 1986. Indoor Air Quality professionals rely on Abatement Technologies products to purify the air and deliver exceptional air cleansing performance with long-term reliability.

Contact Dave Willyard for additional information on all of our technically advanced HEPA-CARE Products for Healthcare Facilities (http://www. abatement. com/healthcare. htm) to create patient isolation rooms, provide isolation surge capacity and remove hazardous particles from the air during construction or maintenance projects.

Contact:
Dave Willyard, Vice President
Abatement Technologies, Inc.
605 Satellite Blvd.
Suite 300
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
678-889-4200

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Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run: Northeast Ohio's First-Ever 100 Mile Trail Race Set for Aug. 4-5

Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run: Northeast Ohio's First-Ever 100 Mile Trail Race Set for Aug. 4-5

Starting in Willoughby Hills and ending in Cuyahoga Falls, the Burning River 100 will showcase the region's network of world-class parks and trails.

Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) June 18, 2007

Just before the crack of dawn on Saturday, Aug. 4, more than 150 runners from across Northeast Ohio and the nation will line up for the start of the region's first-ever 100-mile trail race - an "ultramarathon" featuring a challenging course winding through Cleveland and Summit County Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and other scenic areas.

With sponsorship from Summa Health System, Teva, Fox River, Timex, Hammer Nutrition, Vertical Runner, PowerBar, Die Co. and Kurtz Brothers, the Burning River 100 starts at the North Chagrin Reservation in Willoughby Hills, follows the scenic Cuyahoga Valley River Corridor and ends in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Most of the point-to-point course is on dirt trails, with a few towpath and paved road sections.

Race director Joe Jurczyk, a longtime runner, said the Burning River 100 will shine a positive light on Northeast Ohio and one of the region's greatest assets - its trails and parks. "From start to finish, the course showcases our world-class parks and trails network, which many other areas of the country can only envy. It symbolizes our region's commitment to bringing people together to enjoy exercise, fitness and true quality of life," the Brecksville resident said.

Jurczyk added that one runner is coming all the way from South Korea and one from Germany, with entrants from north of the border also expected.

The prize? Each runner completing the 100-mile course in 30 hours or less will receive a commemorative belt buckle, which holds great significance in the ultrarunning community. But the most important takeaway will be the momentous achievement of having completed a challenging 100-mile trail race, Jurczyk said.

What is an Ultramarathon?
An ultramarathon is any race beyond marathon distance. Common ultramarathon distances include 50K (31 miles), 50 miles, 100K (62 miles), 100 miles and more. Some ultramarathons are time-based, such as 24-hour events in which runners attempt to cover as many miles as they can within the time limit.

The sport's popularity is rising, with many ultramarathons reaching record-high registrations. Why the surge in interest? Jurczyk says many people are lured to ultrarunning as a way to test the limits of their physical and mental endurance. "Ultras like the Burning River 100 are a way to find out what you're made of and become a better person, while in the process forming strong friendships," he said.

BR100 entrants will have trained for months. To build endurance, training runs may reach as high as 30, 40 and 50-plus miles.

An Idea Becomes Reality
Jurczyk said the BR100 has been in the works for several years. He heads a committee charged with recruiting volunteers, securing sponsors, planning the course, organizing aid stations, coordinating with local officials and promoting the event.

"The Burning River 100 started as an idea that turned out having a lot of support among ultrarunners in the region," Jurczyk said. "The committee was formed to make the idea happen - to put on a premier race where runners can test their limits, enjoy great camaraderie and ultimately accomplish something incredibly meaningful. All those who have supported and are working so hard to make this truly historic race possible are to be thanked for their efforts and dedication."

Plotting a 100-mile, point-to-point course with 21 aid stations was anything but easy, Jurczyk said. The process spanned several months. As the course came together, organizers secured support from Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga National Park and Metroparks Serving Summit County, and also worked with the City of Cuyahoga Falls and Mayor Don L. Robart, a runner, to secure a finish line location in their downtown.

Sponsors also had to be secured. Vince Rucci, owner of Hudson-based Vertical Runner, a popular specialty running store and sponsor of many area races, including the Buckeye Trail 50K (July 14), was asked to head up sponsorships.

"We've gotten great support from our sponsors," said Rucci, an ultrarunner himself. "Northeast Ohio is a hotbed of running, and so the BR100 provides our sponsors with both great visibility and an opportunity to support health and fitness. We thank each of them for their contributions, and we look forward to more sponsors joining us in the coming weeks."

One Runner's Perspective
Mark Godale plans to be among those lining up at the start. The Aurora resident is the American record holder for the most miles run in 24 hours with 162.4 and has completed several 100-plus mile trail races. He and his brother Steve, also an accomplished runner who plans to participate in the BR100, have been driving forces behind the event.

"My brother Steve and I have always talked about a 100-mile race in our area. Steve wanted the race to start at Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation, and I wanted it to finish in Cuyahoga Falls. We're thrilled it's finally happening thanks to the hard work of so many. I hope the surrounding cities and communities will embrace and come out and support the event," Godale said.

Godale, too, thinks the BR100, will shine a positive light on the region. "We could show other communities around the country that Northeast Ohio is a strong supporter of running and fitness. Living and training here, I know this is one of the best areas in the United States for running. I think the Burning River 100 has the potential to be one of the nation's premier 100-mile endurance runs, where the beauty of our region and our amazing park system can shine."

How to Volunteer or Sponsor the BR100
BR100 volunteers and sponsors are welcome. Here is the corresponding contact information:
 Sponsorships: Contact Vince Rucci by phone at 330.656.1176  General Information: Contact Joe Jurczyk by phone at 440.546.0183 or visit www. burningriver100.org

Writer: Wyatt Hornsby, Wyatt Hornsby Writing, or 440.247.2541

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All Ways Retreats Offers Healing Workshops for Emotional and Spiritual Renewal

All Ways Retreats Offers Healing Workshops for Emotional and Spiritual Renewal

A new center in Southern California, All Ways Retreats, offers different retreats for people seeking to rekindle their spirit and increase their spiritual consciousness.

Southern California (PRWEB) September 5, 2006 –-

All Ways Retreats, a new retreat center in Southern California, is offering retreats for people seeking emotional and spiritual renewal through guided meditation and creative workshops. Started up by the founders of All Ways Recovery, All Ways Retreats is answering a need for people who lead busy or stressful lives, or simply want to take a break from their daily schedule to reconnect to nature and to the wholeness of life.

“At All Ways Retreats, we believe that everyone deserves a break from their daily routines and high-stress environments, to get back in touch with their inner spiritual core. Such occasional breaks can help people increase their spiritual consciousness, and reconnect with their true selves.” says Marie-Dorée Lambert, C. C.D. C., C. H., Executive Director of All Ways Retreats. “For many of us, the way we handle stress isn't healthy. All Ways Retreats has been founded in the spirit of reconnecting us with our deep-seated knowledge, and tapping into the realm of serenity.”

Participants have a choice of retreats to accommodate their schedules. All Ways Retreats offers one-day retreats as well as retreats that span 5 full days. The majority of the retreats are held at All Ways Retreats' breathtaking ranch in the Malibu mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The teepee, sweat lodge and horse corral evoke memories of a tranquil way of life that can still be found in Southern California. Retreats are also offered at their beautiful Topanga Canyon site, which is nestled in the hills by a stream. The extended retreats are offered in Teotihuacan, Mexico, the Place Where Man Awakens To God (Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl). For the protection and privacy of their clients, All Ways Retreats does not publish the addresses of their sites.

Most of the non-denominational retreats include Native American events. The Native-American workshops include traditions such as the drum circle, the making of power sticks or medicine bags. Others are geared more towards a Tibetan Tantric approach including journey to the three worlds. “Both the awesome transformation and deep emotional release for the Indigo children and adults through the Indigo healing process is a soul vision” says Margaret Grace, SMT, CYI, Spiritual Consultant at All Ways Retreats.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a specialty of All Ways Retreats. “The horse has learned, through thousands of years, to make quick decisions for its survival. It will move away, dominate or cooperate with you based on its extraordinary perception of its surroundings, which include people’s emotional and physical state,” says Frank Hochuli, co-founder and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program Director. “We have created safe interactive exercises that walk you, with the aid of this beautiful animal, through the path of better understanding your personal thoughts, emotions and needs. Through individual encounters and group activities, you will explore your sense of self and your communication with others.”

Clinical Director, Michael Topp, MFT, supervises all of All Ways Retreats workshops. He is a licensed marriage family psychotherapist, in practice for over thirty years, and a certified member of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).

Workshop participants reconnect to nature and to the wholeness of life by regaining the spontaneity of their childhoods. Workshops are both engaging and soothing, leaving participants with a deep feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

“Breaks such as those offered by All Ways Retreats can help people reconnect.” says Marie-Dorée Lambert, “ As young children we start out connected to Nature, to Spirit, and to the wholeness of Life. We feel free to express that connection. As we grow older, we modify our behavior to emulate what we think we are supposed to be, and not to what or who we really are, in order to fit society’s beliefs. Some of these beliefs serve us well, but some also create conflict within ourselves. As a result, we lose our authentic selves. All Ways Retreats is about recovering our natural condition as joyful human beings. To do this, All Ways Retreats has created programs, journeys and events that allow you to get back to yourself -- a spiritual being free to love, free to live, free to be happy. We invite you to join us and get back in touch with the true person who has 'All Ways' been in you.”

To sign up for any of All Ways Retreats events, please call toll free 1-800-995-PEACE or directly at 310-467-7860 for assistance. All calls are completely confidential. Or people can email All Ways Retreats at: info @ allwaysretreats. com

About All Ways Retreats (www. allwaysretreats. com) and All Ways Recovery (www. allwaysrecovery. com):

Co-founded by Frank Hochuli and Marie-Dorée Lambert in April 2005, All Ways Recovery is an outpatient and after care program believing that each individual is completely unique. It specializes in addiction treatment, family counseling and drug rehabilitation. After one very successful year, the founders started up All Ways Retreats. Both centers offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, counseling, psychodrama, corporate coaching, team building and various workshops addressing addiction treatment, ADHD, eating disorders, grief, depression and more, serving all ages.

Press contact:

Marie-Dorée Lambert, C. C.D. C., C. H.

Executive Director

All Ways Retreats & All Ways Recovery

(323) 528-7107

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Discontinuities in the Health Sector

Discontinuities in the Health Sector

Four potential disruptions: pandemic, campaign against NTDs, global contamination, and super-longevity.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 21, 2008

The global health sector could experience a wide variety of discontinuities in coming decades, ranging from disasters, such as a major pandemic, to significant breakthroughs--e. g., the advent of a "cure" for aging, says Matthew Sollenberger, an analyst at the research and consulting firm Social Technologies.

He recently examined the medium-term risks of four possible disruptions to the healthcare sector in the coming decades as part of the company's series on discontinuities (those sudden, sharp breaks that can strike consumers, business sectors, nations, or the world with disruptive force).

Pandemic

There is a substantial risk that the world could experience a pandemic sometime during the next two decades. Global health experts have stated that the world is "overdue" for a major flu pandemic.

"The 20th century saw three flu pandemics, occurring on average every 33 years. As of 2007, it has been almost 40 years since the last influenza pandemic," says Sollenberger.

The danger, he notes, extends well beyond flu viruses; for example, mutations of the highly lethal Marburg or Ebola viruses, which are currently confined to remote World 3 areas, could become more transmissible and spread.

Consumer impact: In the short term, myriad acute consumer impacts would emerge from a pandemic: travel and tourism would likely decline steeply; overall workplace productivity might drop sharply; hospitals and healthcare systems could be significantly strained. Depending upon the demographic profile of the areas afflicted, population balances could be massively altered, which in turn could have significant long-term consumer impacts. Sollenberger warns that if a pandemic happened to disproportionately strike young adults and children, for instance, labor markets could be affected for decades.

Campaign against NTDs

There is a category of tropical diseases that health experts refer to collectively as "neglected tropical diseases," described by economist Jeffrey Sachs as "hellish infections whose combined impact on disease, disability, and death rivals the impacts of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria."

According to the WHO, at least one-sixth of the global population--comprising well over 1 billion people--suffers from one or more NTDs. Sollenberger is optimistic. "Of the 13 diseases that make up the NTD group, more than half have low-cost, easily administered cures or preventive drugs available, making it theoretically possible to drastically reduce the incidence of NTDs worldwide," he says.

Consumer impact: With potentially hundreds of millions of World 3 individuals being cured or treated--and subsequently able to rejoin the workforce, society, etc.--it is possible that World 3 regions could experience a significant increase in productivity if NTDs were curtailed. Additionally, the average lifespan throughout NTD-affected areas (particularly in Africa) would likely rise.

Global contamination

New chemicals and materials are routinely being incorporated into the environment, and in spite of
Consumer-protection regulations, there is no guarantee that all ill effects, particularly long-term ones, will be discovered before a product hits the market.

Sollenberger offers the following example: the petrofluorochemicals (PFCs) used in the widely popular Scotchgard, a fabric guard produced in the United States from 1956 to 2000, were belatedly found to be both easily absorbed by humans and incredibly durable. "PFC particles circulate inside the body for years after initial contamination, and are quite possibly toxic, even in small quantities," he says.

Consumer impact: Consumers might become suspicious of any new materials, chemicals, or nanotechnologies--possibly even opposing their development. Once confronted with a major contamination scare, people would be more likely to pay attention to related ecological and public health issues in the future (in the same way that people still have strong feelings and concerns regarding nuclear power and contamination issues, decades after contamination events).

Super-longevity

In the 20th century, people experienced significant gains in lifespan, measurable in decades. However, most people want to live even longer, and with advances in genetics, it is possible that this goal of a super-extended human lifespan could become a reality within a few decades.

Sollenberger reports that as of 2007, scientists had identified at least two genes that appear to have substantial effects on lifespan: PHA-4 and SIR2. Thus far, genetic manipulation has been used to extend the lifespan of organisms such as yeast cells, worms, and mice by 30-40%.

Consumer impact: "The average retirement age could rise substantially, as individuals adjust to extra decades. Eighty could become the new 60--and, as a result, mixing of generational cultures would likely increase sharply," says Sollenberger. "It could become routine for venues (workplaces, sporting events, restaurants, etc.) to have to accommodate significant age and culture gaps. Additionally, World 1 and World 2 countries might experience mini-population booms, due to the expansion of the demographic curve."

Learn more

To talk to Matthew Sollenberger about this discontinuity and its relevance to major business sectors, contact Hope Gibbs, Social Technologies' leader of corporate communications: hope. gibbs@socialtechnologies. com.

About ) The Discontinuities Series

Social Technologies recently released a series of briefs called Discontinuities, which are those sudden, sharp breaks that can strike consumers, business sectors, nations, or the world with disruptive force. Exactly when, where, or how such events will occur is inherently hard to foresee. This brief explores one potential discontinuity in the health sector. The company also has information on discontinuities in the Metaverse, food, and technology industries. Visit www. socialtechnologies. com/news. aspx (http://www. socialtechnologies. com/news. aspx) for details.

Matthew Sollenberger ) Futurist

Matthew Sollenberger joined the research team at Social Technologies in the spring of 2007. Previously he worked as a research analyst at The Arlington Institute (TAI), a futurist consultancy in Northern Virginia, where he focused on the Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning Project for an Asian government, and engaged in Middle Eastern conflict modeling, systems thinking, and morphological analysis. Also at TAI, he co-authored a paper on the implications of wildcards for long-term US national security interests, published in the fall 2006 issue of National Strategy Forum Review. Areas of expertise: Foreign policy, technology.

About ) Social Technologies

Social Technologies is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the integration of foresight, strategy, and innovation. With offices in Washington DC, London, and Shanghai, Social Technologies serves the world's leading companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. For information visit www. socialtechnologies. com, our blog: http://changewaves. socialtechnologies. com (http://changewaves. socialtechnologies. com), and our newsletter: www. socialtechnologies. com/changewaves (http://www. socialtechnologies. com/changewaves).

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The New Bay Area Health & Fitness Show Is Taking Applications Now For New Exhibitors

The New Bay Area Health & Fitness Show Is Taking Applications Now For New Exhibitors

The new Bay Area Health & Fitness Show is taking applications for exhibitors in the health, fitness, nutrition, and recreation industry. This is for our new 2-day show coming to Alameda, CA next Feb. 2005. The show will be open to the general public of all ages. This will be a fun and informative show for everyone.

(PRWEB) June 19, 2004

New Health and Fitness Show comes to the Bay Area. The 1st Annual Bay Area Health and Fitness Show will make its debut February 5th & 6th, 2005 at the Bladium Center in Alameda. This new event is geared to the consumer striving toward a healthy way of life. People of all fitness backgrounds are welcome to attend and learn from health professionals as well as sample many new items.

Hundreds of exciting new products and services will be featured such as low carb and organic foods, vitamins, fitness centers, weight loss programs, spas, resorts, massage therapists, skin and body care, sporting goods, sportswear, and many other health related items. Health screenings will also be conducted for people interested in checking their cholesterol, body fat percentage, blood pressure, spine alignment, and other health concerns.

Designed for young and old alike, this event will enlighten those interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Show information can be found online at www. bayareahealthfitnessshow. com or you can speak to a show director anytime by calling (650) 219-3110 or emailing valeriek@wcishows. com. This is a great event for any local and nationwide business involved with health, fitness, nutrition, or recreation.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stay Staffed SmartShift Web-based Staffing Solutions Reduce Agency Costs

Stay Staffed SmartShift Web-based Staffing Solutions Reduce Agency Costs

The Stay Staffed three-pronged approach to Web-based staffing products and services has revolutionized the way hospital administrators forecast budgets and slash payroll.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2006

Hospitals utilizing Stay Staffed SmartShift (http://www. staystaffed. com/products. html) technology have reported saving up to $1.6 million a year. The Stay Staffed three-pronged approach to Web-based staffing products and services has revolutionized the way hospital administrators forecast budgets and slash payroll.

"One of the greatest benefits of the Stay Staffed (http://www. staystaffed. com/) program is that it allows the health system to utilize our own staff instead of agency staff," said Amy Farmer, RN, MBA, and staffing manager for Maryland-based Washington County Hospital. "We were at the point where we wanted to find a way to maximize internal resources."

The SmartShift Internal Staffing Management (http://www. staystaffed. com/products. html) (ISM) bidding feature improves employee retention through buy-in and minimizes the actual expense of per diem and traveler staffing. At the same time, the administrative Time Control Management program significantly reduces overtime payroll costs while enhancing budget performance. SmartShift tracks documentation to assist with JCAHO compliance and delivers unit reporting and analysis spreadsheets in real time format.

"It's very convenient. The program allows me to effectively forecast for staff instead of putting out fires last minute," Farmer said.

The Stay Staffed three-pronged approach encompasses Internal Staffing Management (ISM), Vendor Staffing Management (VSM), and the new Candidate Direct product. Candidate Direct is a custom technology platform which eliminates the agency model and results in substantial savings. This single online source permits direct relationships with an unlimited base of qualified candidates and includes value added services such as candidate credentialing; document expiration date notification; payroll, insurance, billing, recruitment, and benefits processing.

Stay Staffed offers Web based staffing and vendor management solutions to top hospitals and healthcare institutions across the U. S. All staffing programs are customized to meet organizational goals and objectives and do not require the purchase of software or hardware. Stay Staffed Web-based solutions dramatically decrease expenses and relieve administrative burdens.

For more information regarding Stay Staffed Internal Staffing Management (ISM), Vendor Staffing Management (VSM), or Candidate Direct products and services call 800-585-1710 or go online to www. staystaffed. com.

About Stay Staffed Products and Services

With over 20 years of hospital staffing experience, the executive management team of Stay Staffed has conducted business with over 75 percent of the top rated hospitals in the United States. The Stay Staffed SmartShift technology is proven to reduce agency dependence and boost worker productivity. The company's Internal Staffing Management, Vendor Staffing Management (http://www. staystaffed. com/products_vsm. html#hospitalvendormanagement), and Candidate Direct Web based solutions conserve precious capital, optimize internal resources, and ease the burden of maintaining adequate staffing levels. With just an Internet connection, hospitals and healthcare facilities can reduce up to 94 percent of their supplemental staffing expenses by using what experts are calling "the most powerful staffing tool in the healthcare industry." Stay Staffed clients are assured of working with an organization that operates at the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and sound management principals.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

PharmaDiversity Job Board Provides Pharma, Biotech and HealthCare Companies All Inclusive Package that Makes Minority Hiring Easy

PharmaDiversity Job Board Provides Pharma, Biotech and HealthCare Companies All Inclusive Package that Makes Minority Hiring Easy

Unique Double Niche Job Board, PharmaDiversity Job Board™, helps Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Healthcare companies meet hiring guidelines and compliance with a constantly replenished pool of top-quality job seekers. PharmaDiversity Job Board puts job seekers on employer's site for direct online job application. Professionals can be sourced in all disciplines; such as sales, management, clinical and IT positions.

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2008

Diversity is a worthy goal in the pharmaceutical industry. It can, however, be difficult for Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies to expand their brand and find a variety of qualified candidates in one job board. http://www. pharmadiversityjobboard. com (http://www. pharmadiversityjobboard. com) expands employer's commitment to diversity hiring while connecting job seekers for direct online application. PharmaDiversity Job Board receives thousands of diverse job seeker visitors and hundreds of new job registrants each day to be connected with your job opportunities.

PharmaDiversity Job Board™, a unique niche job board management service, promises to fill job seeker's need for a range of quality jobs and drug companies' need for candidates. By providing the freshest job opportunities, PharmaDiversity Featured Employer's jobs are uploaded twice daily
With direct application link to their company's website, perfect for OFCCP application tracking and job seeker efficiency. PharmaDiversity keeps it simple and makes it easy for job seekers and employers 's alike, as this video demonstrates. http://www. pharmadiversityjobboard. com/pharmavideo. shtml (http://www. pharmadiversityjobboard. com/pharmavideo. shtml)

The professional, industry experienced team at PharmaDiversity along with expertly trained website programmers have created a web based marketing template with sophisticated programming that provides ease of use for job seekers and efficiency for employers. This unique niche job board effectively serves the needs of both constituencies. The comprehensive Featured Employer package offered by PharmaDiversity Job Board includes direct application Job Wrap which mirrors the site of the Featured Employer, home page logo display and logo display on all job description pages, stock quote information, Featured Jobs rotating display on home page and cross posting of all jobs on the major search engines and niche diversity and industry specific job boards and websites.

Equipped to be translated in Chinese, Spanish and French, PharmaDiversity Job Board encourages multi lingual job seekers to register and apply for jobs. PharmaDiversity Job Board gathers a qualified and constantly refreshed candidate pool by using the most current communication tools to reach job seekers. PharmaDiversity provides career choice industry information and online job seeker assistance. PharmaDiversity Job Board is always free of charge to Job Seekers.

In an industry where most job boards offer up the same pool of candidates over and over again, a niche source of entry-level and industry specific experienced job candidates is an invaluable resource. Hiring is a time consuming process and training is costly. Diversity is not, after all, just about a token face in the workplace. Properly chosen candidates can service existing markets and be a bridge to new markets.

Unlike other recruiting models, PharmaDiversity Job Board™ is not only efficient but extremely cost-effective. Diversity Hiring demands an investment of time and commitment, pharmaceutical companies pay an annual fee for a Featured Employer Package to receive a Job Wrap with un-limited job posts, home page logo display, and custom web page with job listings, stock market update, and e-job fairs with resume access and resume match. Freed from inconsistency and time intensive demands of contingency based headhunters, PharmaDiversity™ helps HR to regain control of Diversity Hiring Initiatives and applicant track. PharmaDiversity Job Board™ is THE SOURCE for diversity, minority, multi lingual and military experienced job seekers for the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Healthcare industry.

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1st Choice Home Health of Texas Chooses CareAnyware as Enterprise Home Care Software Solution

1st Choice Home Health of Texas Chooses CareAnyware as Enterprise Home Care Software Solution

CareAnyware, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive web-based hospice and home care automation software, announced today that 1st Choice Home Health Care, headquartered in Commerce, TX, has selected and implemented CareAnyware’s home care software solution to manage their agency, which provides services to patients across roughly 3,500 square miles in Texas.

Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 21, 2010

CareAnyware, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive web-based hospice and home care automation software, announced today that 1st Choice Home Health Care, headquartered in Commerce, TX, has selected and implemented CareAnyware’s home care software solution to manage their agency, which provides services to patients across roughly 3,500 square miles in Texas. Implementation of CareAnyware’s solution is central to 1st Choice Home Health’s effort to simplify billing and financial processes as well as automate their clinical documentation.

1st Choice Home Health needed a powerful and flexible software solution to manage all of their locations in Texas. After researching and vetting various software solutions on the market, they concluded that CareAnyware’s clinical functionality, automated billing processes, and web-based flexibility would help 1st Choice Home Health save time and money by automating key processes at the core of their business.

“We looked at many different software solutions on the market, but few combined the billing and clinical functionality in a way that truly met our needs,” says Darren Sapp, Vice President of 1st Choice Home Health. “Before implementing CareAnyware’s solution, it wasn’t uncommon for me to spend 60% of my time posting remittances; now it takes seconds. Of course, switching to a new enterprise software solution also presents various challenges, but CareAnyware’s comprehensive training and implementation process was well thought out and ensured an ultimately successful transition for our team.”

“We’re very pleased to have 1st Choice Home Health as part of our growing community of customers in the southwest region of the country,” says Rich Guerin, CEO of CareAnyware. “We look forward to a strong and productive partnership as they continue to grow and provide outstanding home care services to their communities in Texas. More and more home care organizations are discovering the advantages of adopting a complete web-based software system; our model allows them to grow their businesses while controlling costs and improving patient outcomes.”

About 1st Choice Home Health

1st Choice Home Health, with offices in Commerce, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX, serves a large number of patients for nursing, aide, and therapy needs. Founded in 1994, the company has grown to become one of the leading choices for home health services in Northeast Texas. Physicians and patients have found 1st Choice's unique patient care style to be the standard all agencies should follow. Find out more by visiting www.1stchoice-homehealth. com.

About CareAnyware:

CareAnyware, Inc., based in Cary, NC, is the leading provider of web-based home care and hospice software solutions. By streamlining and integrating point-of-care and administrative activities—data entry, payment information capture, billing, reporting, and information exchange CareAnyware clients can focus time and energy on providing higher quality care, improving patient outcomes, and managing business performance. And, unlike traditional home care and hospice management software, CareAnyware’s comprehensive web-based solution is offered as a monthly subscription service that accelerates implementation times, reduces ongoing maintenance, and keeps the focus on patient care. Find out more by visiting www. CareAnyware. com or calling 866-260-4630.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cube Management has Released its Fall 2004 Edition of its E-Newsletter

Cube Management has Released its Fall 2004 Edition of its E-Newsletter

Cube Management, providing sales acceleration and sales consulting services to emerging growth and mid-market companies in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare and business service sectors from its Portland, Oregon headquarters, has released its Fall 2004 edition of its E-Newsletter.

(PRWEB) November 16, 2004

Cube Management, providing sales acceleration and sales consulting services to emerging growth and mid-market companies in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare and business service sectors from its Portland, Oregon headquarters, has released its Fall 2004 edition of its E-Newsletter.

Outlines of the newsletter articles appear below. Click below to view and subscribe to the Cube Management Newsletter: http://www. cubemanagement. com/news/newsletter. htm (http://www. cubemanagement. com/news/newsletter. htm)

Article #1: Measure Your Marketing ROI

What is Marketing ROI? How is Marketing ROI calculated? What are the true purposes of sales tools and marketing communication departments?

Article #2: Beyond Traditional Marcom: Building Marketing That Sells

How can a company accelerate sales with a tightly focused “guerrilla” marketing program? Gives 4 assessment questions that need to be asked and answered about your current marketing effort. Offers 5 guerrilla marketing solutions that you can implement to maximize marketing ROI.

Article #3: Is it time to hit the reset button on your sales department?

When should you consider a major sales department overhaul? How does your sales department rate on 13 self-assessment questions? Does your sales department need a strategy change, a process change, a people change, or all of the above?

Article #4: Overture Pay-Per-Click Case Study – Why Overture is a “B to B” Pay Per Click Bargain

Gives background on why a healthcare business who could not afford print advertising turned to Pay Per Click to get sales leads. Illustrates how Business to Business Pay Per Click advertisers can benefit from both Overture and Google AdWords campaigns. Demonstrates why the experts at Cube Management can achieve a higher Pay-Per-Click ROI than a self-managed campaign.

Article #5: Meet the new full-service Cube MarCom departmentÂ

Berit McClure, Director of Marketing Communications

Todd Mintz, Internet Marketing Specialist

Michael Sigler, Graphic Design

New Marcom Capabilities: 

Corporate Identity/Logo Development Support Collateral & Brochures Product Packaging Multimedia Advertising Website Development/Refresh Pay-Per-Click Advertising Optimized Press Releases Complete Print & Production Direct Marketing Expert Copywriting & Design Search Engine Optimization Blog Development

Cube Management is also pleased to announce that Eric Edwards has joined Cube as Director of Business Development. Eric has a decade of experience on the winning side of business and sales development, with a proven track record of success in ramping revenue in the high-tech industry, start-up arena and fast-growth business environments. Eric's diverse background helps firms optimize their strategic efforts in the areas of channel development, software licensing, web analytics, market research, and sales acceleration.

About Cube Management:

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

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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Fastest Growing Coaching Company in the World, MyPrivateCoach. com, Joins Forces with Dr. Nigma T. Sciortino, N. D. of the West Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic

The Fastest Growing Coaching Company in the World, MyPrivateCoach. com, Joins Forces with Dr. Nigma T. Sciortino, N. D. of the West Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic

The Healthy Doc and Healthy Coach team up in West Vancouver, BC, to offer the first ever lifestyle coaching system for clients who want the crème de la crème in wellness programs.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2005

A Healthy Coach and a Healthy Doc – this duo is sure to make headlines as they join forces to create holistic lifestyle programs for clients in West Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Annette Dykes, leading weight loss coach with MyPrivatecoach. com and Dr. Nigma T. Sciortino, Director of the West Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic and clinical instructor for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medical School and the Boucher Institute, are on a mission.

They both understand the importance of a holistic approach to health and wellness, and with Dr. SciortinoÂ’s medical supervision and instruction, and AnnetteÂ’s winning coaching style, clients and patients can only succeed in reaching their fitness and lifestyle goals.

Patients of Dr. SciortinoÂ’s who wish to truly skyrocket their success and stick to their lifestyle programs will have the opportunity to work with Annette face-to-face in one of her many award-winning programs. Patients will receive cutting edge medical treatment and advice from Dr. Sciortino along with regular meetings with their coach, to help them stay on track. Personalized fitness programs, nutritional assessments, flexibility training, allergy testing, treatment for minor eating disorders, and lifestyle assessments are available, to name but a few of the services offered by the Healthy Doc-Healthy Coach team.

What's more, Dr. Sciortino will be hosting the Healthy Doc Lecture Series at the Whole Foods Market in West Vancouver commencing in March 2005, where Annette will be featured as a regular guest speaker, and MyPrivateCoach will be a corporate sponsor of the event! You can purchase your tickets at the West Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic or by calling +1.604.925.3037. All proceeds go to a charity dedicated to assisting single moms.

You can find out more about Annette Dykes and her holistic approach to fitness and weight loss on the http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com (http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com) website.

For more information about face-to-face coaching in West Vancouver, BC, Canada, visit http://www. myprivatecoach. com/fitlife (http://www. myprivatecoach. com/fitlife) TODAY!

About Annette Dykes:

Annette Dykes is a Master Certified Weight Loss Coach, Lifestyle Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer. She holds a BachelorÂ’s Degree in Kinesiology and is BCRPA certified. Her specialties include personal coaching, weight loss, motivation techniques, time management, life-balance coaching, and behavioral psychology. She is the Director of the MyPrivateCoach Canadian Headquarters, and an internationally sought after speaker and workshop leader.

About Dr. Sciortino:

Dr. Nigma T. Sciortino, N. D., is a well-respected Naturopathic doctor, who is the director of the West Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Along with being an adjunct clinical instructor for both the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medical School and the Boucher Institute, Dr. Sciortino serves on the Quality assurance board for British Columbia. Dr. Sciortino is a sought out national lecturer coupled with many media engagements being Breakfast television’s resident Naturopathic doctor as well as having her own segment, “ Naturally Speaking” on The Good Life Show with Jesse Dylan.

About the Company:

Based out of Northern California, http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com (http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com) provides award-winning coaching services in:

weight loss, health and fitness, business, start-ups, executive, life, creativity and personal freedom dating, sex and love, web marketing, goal setting, to corporate and individual clients around the world.

With a growing team of highly experienced certified coaches, MyPrivateCoach can guarantee the best level of coaching services available on the Internet.

"MyPrivateCoach, if not now... when?"

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

95 Percent of Public Sector Employees are Stressed at Work Says New Survey

95 Percent of Public Sector Employees are Stressed at Work Says New Survey

A staggering 95 percent of people working in the public sector claim to find their life at work stressful according to a new survey.

(PRWEB) June 21, 2006

A staggering 95 percent of people working in the public sector claim to find their life at work stressful according to a new survey.

The poll of over 1,500 public sector workers, conducted by SWNS on behalf of online learning provider, SkillSoft, reveals that when asked to rank their stress levels on a scale of 1 to 10 - where 10 is the highest - 64.2 percent of public sector employees rate themselves at 5 or higher.

Even more worryingly, over a quarter of public sector employees have taken time off work due to stress. Not always legitimately though - 9.2 per cent admit that they have used stress as an excuse to ‘pull a sickie’.

Monday is overwhelmingly the day public sector workers find most stressful (56.6 per cent), And throughout the working week the majority say they feel more stressed in the mornings (37.2 per cent) than in the afternoons (26.3 per cent).

When asked what would help to alleviate stress levels at work, the significant majority of public sector workers (59.1 per cent) believe that more money is the answer. Other popular answers include: reduced workload (26.3 per cent); greater recognition (26.3 per cent); better working environment (26.1 per cent); improved work/life balance (24.7 per cent); more flexible working hours (21.9 per cent); more supportive managers (21.1 per cent) and better training (13.6 per cent).

Nearly a quarter of employees working in the public sector blame a lack of training for putting them under more stress. 12.5 per cent claim that they don’t understand what they actually need to be doing.

Over half of public sector workers (52.2 per cent) can never imagine a stage in their lives when they are completely stress-free and 56.3 per cent think they probably spend most of their lives stressed in one way or another. 67.7 per cent of public sector employees admit to waking up in the night due to feelings of stress.

Commenting on the findings, Kay Baldwin-Evans, VP of Research at SkillSoft, says: “According to the Health & Safety Executive, stress is now the biggest cause of working days lost through injury or ill-health (an estimated 12.8 million lost days each year). And the TUC estimates that work-related stress costs the economy up to £7bn per annum.

“By understanding more about what makes public sector employees stressed at work, organisations are much better placed to manage its causes.”

The Dirty Dozen - Top 12 Work Stresses for Public Sector Employees

1. Workload

2. Feeling undervalued

3. Type of work

4. Deadlines

5. Having to take on other people’s work

6. Lack of control over the working day

7. Frustration with the working environment

8. Lack of job satisfaction

9. Having to work long hours

10. Targets

11. Not receiving enough training to be able to do their jobs as well as they could

12. Organisational changes that impact on them and their jobs

Top Ten Colleague Irritations

1. Seeing others not pulling their weight

2. Managers changing their minds about what they want doing

3.Lack of support from managers

4. Pressure from managers

5. Feeling put-upon by managers

6. Bullying behaviour by managers

7. Interruptions by colleagues

8. Interruptions by managers

9. Bullying behaviour by managers

10. Lack of support from colleagues

Notes to editors

The survey took place online during May 2006. 3045 employees participated, 51.2 per cent of the sample (1,559 individuals) work in the public sector.

About SkillSoft: SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within global enterprises. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management system, virtual classroom technology and support services.

Content offerings include SkillSoft's business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections and BusinessPro(TM), ITPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM), FinancePro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), GovEssentials(TM), ExecSummaries(TM) and ExecBlueprints(TM) collections from Books24x7(R). SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort(R), the company's learning management system with its powerful Search-and-Learn(TM) technology and premium add-on modules, and SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, a tool that allows customers to create and deliver effective blended learning programmes using custom content, in-house material and off-the-shelf learning resources.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sooter Joins Stewart & Stimmel As Partner

Sooter Joins Stewart & Stimmel As Partner

The healthcare law firm of Stewart & Stimmel L. L.P. is pleased to announce that Lisa Sooter has joined as a partner in the firmÂ’s Dallas office.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2004

The healthcare law firm of Stewart & Stimmel L. L.P. is pleased to announce that Lisa Sooter has joined as a partner in the firmÂ’s Dallas office.

Ms. SooterÂ’s practice combines her experience in business transactions with expertise in the healthcare industry. She has represented health care providers in every aspect of their business operations including merger and acquisition transactions, finance and securities matters, fraud and abuse issues, government and managed care reimbursement and other operational and regulatory issues unique to the healthcare industry.

“Running a hospital or a health care practice, for that matter, is increasingly complex,” says Stewart & Stimmel co-founder James “Mac” Stewart. “Lisa is an expert in the areas that our clients deal with every day when running their business. She can guide health care clients through the increasingly complex system of regulation that governs how they do business. She will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Specifically, her healthcare experience includes:

Representation of hospitals, physicians and long term care providers in fraud and abuse counseling, operational and regulatory matters, HIPAA privacy, physician recruitment, ethics, contracting, confidentiality, compliance, credentialing, licensure, and peer review matters. Structuring and implementing provider owned business models to comply with regulatory limitations. Government reimbursement and managed care contracting issues..

Ms. Sooter received her B. B.A. with honors from the University of Texas in 1984, and her J. D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987. She is a member of the Business Law and Health Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Associations.

Formerly, Ms. Sooter was Of Counsel at the Dallas office of Haynes & Boone. She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Ohio.

“My goal is to help Stewart & Stimmel continue to develop as a national healthcare law firm,” says Sooter. “Our clients are faced with the challenge of finding a way to provide high quality patient care while navigating legal and regulatory requirements. They need to partner with legal counsel that understands their business and can help them find ways to innovate while also complying. If the issues are operational or transactional, we want our clients to know that Stewart & Stimmel can successfully handle all of their legal and operational issues.”

With offices in Dallas, Houston and Tyler, Texas, Stewart & Stimmel, L. L.P. specializes in providing legal services to hospitals, physicians and other types of healthcare providers. For more information, visit the firmÂ’s website at http://www. stewartstimmel. com (http://www. stewartstimmel. com).

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Internet Video Explains Why PBMs - Not Health Plans - Are Benefiting From Generic Drug Sales, and Tells Health Plans How To Ensure 100 Percent Generic Drug Savings

Free Internet Video Explains Why PBMs - Not Health Plans - Are Benefiting From Generic Drug Sales, and Tells Health Plans How To Ensure 100 Percent Generic Drug Savings

Pharmacy Benefit Consultants is distributing a free internet video to ensure that health plans - not PBMs - obtain the financial benefits that result from generic drug sales. The video provides extensive evidence that PBMs retain a large portion of the financial savings that should result from generic drug sales. The video also explains how most PBMs draft their contracts with health plans to do so. And the video describes what every corporate and union and government health plan must do to ensure it obtains 100% of generic drug savings.

Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) April 8, 2008

Pharmacy Benefit Consultants, a nationwide consulting firm, today urged all corporate and union and government health plans to radically change their prescription coverage contracts to ensure that the health plans - not PBMs - obtain the financial benefits of generic drug use.

"Generic Drugs can provide enormous savings to health plans and their covered employees. But health plans must entirely change their PBM contracts if health plans wish to obtain the savings that generic drugs can provide," says Linda Cahn, president of the nationwide consulting firm.

To assist health plans in doing so, Pharmacy Benefit Consultants is distributing a free internet video, captioned: "How to Ensure Your Health Plan - Not Your PBM - Benefits From Generic Drug Use." The video identifies the contract terms that are present in almost every PBM/client contract that rob health plans of generic drug savings, and describes the contract changes that must be made to ensure that health plans obtain 100% of generic drug savings. The video can be viewed at: http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=bEcQ35W1NrI.

"PBMs are thrilled when generic drug sales increase," says Cahn, "because PBMs reap enormous profits from all such generic drug sales." Demonstrating PBMs' extensive generic drug profits, Cahn points in the video to PBMs' own SEC filings, and to the difference between the discounts PBMs obtain when purchasing generic drugs for their mail order pharmacies, and the discounts PBMs pass through when invoicing their clients for generic drugs.

"Unbeknownst to health plans, PBMs are retaining a large portion of the financial savings that health plans could be realizing from generic drug use. PBMs are able to do so, because they manipulate ambiguous contract terms that are found in virtually all PBM/client contracts," says Cahn.

"Thus, it's time for health plans to demand airtight contract terms that will ensure that 100% of generic drug savings are passed through by PBMs to plans. Only then will health plans be able to obtain dramatically lower prescription coverage costs," says Cahn.

Cahn urges all plan administrators and trustees to watch the video, gain an understanding of the PBM contract terms that are robbing their plans of generic drug savings, and verify that all such contract terms are present in their own PBM contracts. After doing so, plan administrators and trustees should formulate a plan of action to capture all generic drug savings.

"If a PBM contract is due to expire within 12 to 18 months - or it contains a 'with or without cause' termination provision - plan administrators and trustees should immediately conduct a PBM RFP," says Cahn. "Why? Because it's unlikely that PBMs will agree to the necessary generic drug contract terms unless PBMs are forced to do so while competing for a plan's business during a PBM RFP." 

Cahn urges health plans to watch another Pharmacy Benefit Consultants' video before launching a RFP. The video explains the fatal flaws made by most health plans and consulting firms in conducting PBM RFPs, and describes how health plans must conduct their PBM RFPs to obtain the contract terms needed to decrease their prescription coverage costs. The two-part video can be found on Pharmacy Benefit Consultants' website or at : (i) http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=H-4LJeyjR6E and (ii) http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=LpW3u5Tn4PE.

"If a PBM contract was recently signed, and the termination provision precludes termination until the contract term has expired, plan administrators and trustees should still do what they can to obtain 100% of generic drug savings," says Cahn. "With the help of a consulting firm like ours - staffed with lawyers, not salesmen - plans can draft and demand contract amendments, making clear to PBMs that if PBMs don't 'play ball' and accept the plans' proposed amendments, PBMs will lose the plans' business when contracts expire," says Cahn.

Pharmacy Benefit Consultants has released another video identifying other core contract terms that health plans must change to ensure lower prescription coverage costs. The video -- captioned: "How to Obtain an Airtight PBM Contract" -- can also be found at the firm's website or at: http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=VvnT9hz9k2g.

Pharmacy Benefit Consultants has helped numerous entities dramatically decrease their prescription coverage costs by redrafting their PBM contracts and conducting entirely different PBM RFPs. The consulting firm's clients include: Fortune 500 and smaller corporations, international and local unions, and business and union consortiums, as well as insurance companies.

For more information on Pharmacy Benefit Consultants' services, visit the firm website at: http://www. PharmacyBenefitConsultants. com, or contact Pharmacy Benefit Consultants' President, Linda Cahn, at: 973 975-0900.

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Deploy Solutions Expands Job-Posting Delivery Services with World-Class eQuest Product and Service Offerings

Deploy Solutions Expands Job-Posting Delivery Services with World-Class eQuest Product and Service Offerings

Deploy Solutions Expands Job-Posting Delivery Services with World-Class eQuest Product and Service Offerings. New Integrated Capabilities Offer Unique Benefits for DeployÂ’s Customers.

Westwood, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2005

Deploy Solutions™, the premier provider of applicant tracking, electronic recruiting and talent optimization solutions, announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with eQuest to provide its customers with international, national, and industry-specific job-posting deliveries through its host of online recruitment services. An integrated solution with eQuest’s posting module will provide a single transaction experience for all job-postings, which is unique to Deploy’s Global 2000 customers.

“This partnership provides Deploy’s customers with access to eQuest’s extensive network of job boards required to implement highly targeted global sourcing strategies,” said Dana Freeman, vice president of product management at Deploy. “Our customers will benefit from eQuest’s expertise, world-class posting services, and job board negotiating leverage while maximizing the value of a comprehensive sourcing solution.”

EQuest has been steadily increasing its worldwide presence in the job-posting distribution market. The company delivers over 100 million job-postings annually to more than 210 countries.

“eQuest continues to drive the job posting integration market and our relationship with established players like Deploy further cements our commitment to this endeavor. We look forward to providing first-class service to Deploy’s impressive list of customers,” said John Malone, president and chief executive officer at eQuest.

About eQuest

EQuest provides domestic and international job-posting delivery services. More than 1,000 job boards are supported in the eQuest network reaching over 200 countries and territories worldwide. eQuest also provides job board negotiating, job board billing aggregation, consulting services, and complete job tracking analysis for evaluating job board performance. Delivering more than 100 million jobs annually, eQuest is one of the most recognized and admired brands in the human resource industry. eQuest can be reached at www. equest. com.

About Deploy Solutions

Deploy Solutions, Inc. provides companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace by optimizing performance in recruiting, hiring and retaining top employees. The Deploy Enterprise Talent Suite™ is a proven solution that improves the quality and performance of the workforce, reduces the cost of talent acquisition, and ensures regulatory compliance. The company draws upon flexible technology, deep domain experience and a comprehensive approach to HR metrics and analytics to drive measurable results for customers that include Advocate Healthcare, Bank of America, Prudential, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, British Petroleum, Six Flags and FedEx. For more information, call 877-GO-DEPLOY (877-463-3756) or visit www. deploy. com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Therapeutic Cooling Treatment Tested in High-Profile Sports Case

Therapeutic Cooling Treatment Tested in High-Profile Sports Case

Studies of the impact of therapeutic cooling show reduced long-term brain damage and improved neurological function in sudden cardiac arrest patients. In the last few days, a professional football player and his doctors may have demonstrated similar neurological treatment benefits in association with spinal cord injury.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 13, 2007

Studies of the impact of therapeutic cooling show reduced long-term brain damage and improved neurological function in sudden cardiac arrest patients. In the last few days, a professional football player and his doctors may have demonstrated similar neurological treatment benefits in association with spinal cord injury.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ), a developer of advanced patient temperature management systems, including highly effective and efficient cooling products, recently reviewed the results of successive years of cooling therapy studies around the world. "Improved outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients is clear in study after study of therapeutic hypothermia solutions -- and these are human trials that have taken place in the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, and other countries," said Mark Beran, Vice President and General Manager of CSZ Medical.

"ILCOR (The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) produced the first international guidelines to include therapeutic cooling in 2000. The New England Journal of Medicine first noted hypothermia treatment benefits to cardiac patients in 2002. The American Heart Association published a therapy-supportive advisory statement in 2003, following an international standard-setting review. And, the international community issued additional recommendations in 2005. More and more emergency services providers are adopting the treatment, and it is increasingly clear that the solution timing -- the sooner, the better -- is vital," said Beran.

Where therapeutic cooling has been shown to halt brain cell death, it now may very well be illustrating it also can hinder spinal nerve death. In the case of the football player's neurological damage, doctors and experts speculate the hypothermia may have contributed to slowing his body's ability to produce swelling and irritation, reducing the possibility of spinal nerve death.

While controversy still exists regarding the exact means of neurological improvement, studies do show that patients receiving controlled cooling therapy are more likely to survive their hospital stay, and be discharged with more neurological function.
The 1st Annual International Therapeutic Temperature Management (TTM Congress) will be held in Cancun, Mexico from December 4-7, 2007. The TTM Congress will convene experts from around the world to review practices and research in therapeutic hypothermia and patient temperature modulation. CSZ Medical is an unrestricted educational grant sponsor for the event. More information is available at TTMCongress. com (http://www. ttmcongress. com).

About Cincinnati Sub-Zero and Cincinnati Sub-Zero, Medical Division:
The parent of three separate divisions, Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) is a leading manufacturer and provider of temperature management products for medical and industrial needs. CSZ is the customer-focused manufacturer of multiple therapeutic temperature control products for the healthcare market, a complete line of industrial environmental simulation testing chambers and a first-class, on-site testing laboratory.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero, Medical Division has delivered patient temperature management systems to healthcare professionals since 1963, always designed with the patient in mind. The complete line of products includes therapeutic heat therapy, cold therapy units along with a complete line of warming blankets and cooling blankets for body temperature regulation and hyper-hypothermia treatment. The Whole Body Cooling System is designed for induced clinical hypothermia and it provides an effective alternative to traditional patient cooling techniques. This revolutionary system combines a Kool Kit® (the CSZ Head Wrap, Patient Vest and custom lower body pad) and the Blanketrol® III Hypo-Hyperthermia system. In addition, CSZ recently introduced the Gelli Roll® to its line of Hyper-hypothermia pads. This unique pad combines temperature management with tissue pressure reduction and will provide unique opportunities for warming and cooling your most challenging patients. CSZ also offers a wide variety of Hypo-Hyperthermia blankets that can be utilized with the Blanketrol® line. These single-patient use or reusable blankets are designed for quick, even-temperature distribution and efficient circulation, which make them the ideal choice for warming and cooling. Please visit CSZ Medical (http://www. cszmedical. com) to learn more about CSZ, Medical Division.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. We undertake no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date hereof.

Contact:
Robin Piazza
Watermark Research Partners
317.576.1818
Www. watermarkrs. com

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The Livea Lifestyle is the Healthy Way to Lose Weight for the New Year

The Livea Lifestyle is the Healthy Way to Lose Weight for the New Year

Livea promotes its Lifestyle Program to maximize weight loss and good health.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 29, 2009

WellWorld Science, the makers of Livea, the new appetite control supplement sold through select pharmacies and online through the product’s website http://www. livea. com (http://www. livea. com), are introducing a new campaign on battling the “Winter weight gain” – a notorious time of the year for putting on additional weight while participating in holiday parties, family activities, and staying indoors due to unfavorable weather. WellWorld Science is encouraging Livea customers and the public to follow the Livea Lifestyle Program, a sensible and easy program to follow, promoting good diet and exercise habits that can go a long way towards weight loss and a healthy New Year.

Dr. Joseph Fayad, the nationally recognized and highly respected gastroenterologist and endocrinologist, whose passion has been the study of obesity and overweight, knows the importance of combining Livea with the Livea Lifestyle Program. “People who commit to a total lifestyle change, which includes taking Livea in combination with the Livea Lifestyle Program guidelines generally have the best long-term outcomes,” he says.

Livea has been touted by its thousands of followers due to the fact that it allows for people to eat less food, kills the cravings and promotes appetite control. When combined with the the Livea Lifestyle Program, these followers are seeing successful weight loss. This combination is the one-two punch for maximizing weight loss and good health.

“Establishing a routine is especially important in the beginning of any serious weight loss program,” stated Dr. Fayad. “The body doesn’t want you to skip meals when you are attempting to lose weight. The body wants you to eat. Livea allows you to eat while giving you the will power to control potions and the Livea Lifestyle Program provides the structure of exercise and diet habits that let’s your body know you are serious about weight loss and good health.”

The Livea Lifestyle Program diet and exercise tips are provided to customers in an easy to follow format found on the card inserted with their initial order of Livea or can be found on the Livea. com website. The tips, which are easy to incorporate into even the busiest schedule, include five tips for everyday good health. The tips are:

1. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water.

2. Eat balanced meals – protein (meat, chicken, fish or legumes) and complex carbohydrates (whole grains and vegetables) with fruits and vegetables.

3. Eat often – don’t be hungry, 4 to 6 small meals throughout the day.

4. Avoid nighttime snacking – if possible, don’t eat after 7:00 p. m.

5. GET MOVING – be active; get the heart rate up for at least 40 minutes, 2-3 times per week.

“The Livea Lifestyle Program was so easy to follow. I didn’t have to count any calories, order any special food, worry about points or any of that complicated stuff,” boasted Lori Marks one of the subjects who participated in Livea’s open-label weight loss study. “I lost 18 pounds by following the everyday guidelines of the Livea Lifestyle Program. I haven’t felt this good in over 10 years!”

“This is the first winter that I have experienced since taking Livea. I am honest with myself – the Livea Lifestyle will help me lose weight during the season, but if I don’t, at the very least I will maintain my present weight and I have never been able to do that at this time of year. With Livea, I feel lighter with a new sense of energy. Livea and the Livea Lifestyle Program is the perfect recipe for successful weight loss and good health,” added Lori.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

100 Million Could Die in Flu Pandemic, Says WHO

100 Million Could Die in Flu Pandemic, Says WHO

World Health Organization director for the Western Pacific, Shigeru Omi was quoted as saying "History has told us that on average every 30 years, at least, a pandemic will occur. the next one is due - some would say it is overdue". Coaching and Leadership International Inc. Victoria, Canada is responding to this threat by offering to the public teleclasses (one of which is free) on "How to Build a Healthy Immune System".

(PRWEB) May 31, 2005

"100 Million Could Die in Flu Pandemic" is the title of an article published by The Mail & Guardian online 29 Nov 04. World Health Organization director for the Western Pacific, Shigeru Omi was quoted as saying “History has told us that on average every 30 years, at least, a pandemic will occur. The next one is due – some would say it is overdue.”

Coaching and Leadership International Inc., head office in Victoria, Canada, is responding to this threat by offering to the public teleclasses on “How to Build a Healthy Immune System”.

Five teleclasses, the first one free to the public as a community service, will assist the public in being proactive about their health. A healthier body, mind and spirit can indeed build a healthy immune system.

WHAT: International Teleclasses on HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

WHERE: By telephone. Individuals world-wide can participate.

WHEN: Free Teleclass #1: Choice of June 14, June 15 or June 16 at 6 PM PST.

Topic: Understanding the Immune System.

Teleclass #2: June 21 and Teleclass #3: June 28.

Topic: Building a Healthy Immune System via a Healthy Body.

Teleclass #4: July 12.

Topic: Building a Healthy Immune System via a Healthy Mind & Emotions.

Teleclass #5: July 19.

Topic: Building a Healthy Immune System via a Healthy Spirit

Issue: As we look around us, it seems that more and more people are getting sicker and sicker. Colds and flus are lasting longer. Now scientists are predicting a pandemic. Individuals and whole families could save a life by attending these information-packed teleclasses on building a healthy immune system.

The teleclasses covers signs of immune system dysfunction, what suppresses the immune system and how to support the various elements of the immune system.

Discover the different areas needed to empower yourself to better health and protection.

Old and young know that the healthier our immune system, the greater chance of surviving the flu and many diseases.

Brochure with more details is available upon request.

For more information and to register call: 

Betska K-Burr at 250-652-5390 or 1-866-254-4357 info@coachingandleadership. com

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