Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Cosmetic Surgeon Announces Six Cosmetic Pre-Summer Makeover Treatments

Cosmetic Surgeon Announces Six Cosmetic Pre-Summer Makeover Treatments

Got skin and body blemishes, such as: excess fat, hair, cellulite, sun spots, stretch marks, moles, scars and spider veins? Here are six painless cosmetic procedures to consider before it heats up. Get into your swimsuit with confidence this summer!

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 16, 2010

Everyone wants to look “hot” in a swimsuit when they hit the beaches and pool parties every summer. But for many people, skin and body blemishes, such as: excess fat, hair, cellulite, sun spots, stretch marks, moles, scars and spider veins keep them from baring their bodies in bikinis and swimsuits each year. Dr. William Hall, Chief Cosmetic Surgeon at Infini Cosmetic Associates reveals six top treatments "to help you look your best in less" this summer.

The thought of wearing bikinis and swimwear can be embarrassing for people of all ages. Dr. Hall announced six big reasons why people are reluctant to bare bathing suits in public:

1. “Muffin tops”, “man boobs” and bulges resulting from extra fat in certain areas
2. Back hair, chest hair and excess hair on unwanted areas of the body
3. Visible varicose and spider veins
4. Cellulite and rippling in waist area, stomach, buttocks and thighs
5. Moles, dark stretch marks and scars
6. Major sun spots, age spots and dark patches from sun damage

"Every year there are literally thousands of people who are terrified of getting into a suit and attending a pool party because they are insecure about their body image for any one or more of these reasons," Hall proclaimed. "The good news is that these issues can be easily remedied with simple, painless cosmetic procedures, advanced treatments and techniques," Dr. Hall said.

Now is the perfect time of the year to consider the following six cosmetic procedures to restore self-image and to heal properly before swimsuit season:

1. Tumescent, Laser or Smart Liposuction to Remove Unwanted Fat and Bulges: Tumescent, Laser and SmartLipo™ are of the latest advances in body contouring, fat removal and skin tightening. Men and women who want to look and feel better seek out doctors that perform liposuction surgery. It is pain free and patients are back to a normal, active life within days.

2. Candela Gentlelase Plus® for Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal has never been easier. A flash of light and a few treatments is all it takes to make unwanted hair disappear, permanently and safely. Remove unwanted hair on the face, back, legs, bikini line or just about anywhere else.

3. Varicose/Spider Vein Treatments and Elimination: The most commonly used treatments are sclerotherapy and laser treatment for vein removal. Vein removal treatments are permanent and successful, so patients can feel less self-conscious and more comfortable wearing summer clothes.

4. Endermologie Treatments for Cellulite Removal: Endermologie® is an innovative cellulite treatment available to sculpt most areas of the body. Endermologie® treatments work by massaging the tissue where cellulite exists with a state-of-the-art machine to break down the gatherings of fat groups and increasing circulation. Endermologie® treatments help remove cellulite and dimpling of the skin and help restore patient confidence.

5. Mole, Stretch Mark and Scar Removal: Many people have scars, moles, stretch marks, warts, pigmented spots and other lesions on their head, face, neck and body. There are several laser treatments that remove moles, scars and stretch marks and result in smoother, even-toned skin.

6. Levulan Kerastick Treatments for Age Spot/Sun Damage Removal: Levulan PDT Therapy treatment is a new procedure now available to treats sun damage and active acne. The treatment is a photosensitizing agent (Levulan) applied to the skin and then activated with a specific wavelength of light. After the procedure, the results leave a smoother skin tone. Levulan has been used extensively for the treatment of a variety of different skin conditions, and it is approved by the FDA and Health and Welfare Canada for the treatment of sun damaged skin.

“Cosmetic surgeons are in the business because we have a desire to help people achieve a more ideal image,” Dr. Hall explained. “It’s not about perfectionism, because we all know that is unrealistic,” he continued. “Most people would go to the dentist to repair a chipped tooth, so people should take the same approach to remove other blemishes and restore a similar sense of confidence,” Hall said.

The first step is to make a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

There is no better time than the present to look and feel your best. Call 480-946-7100 or visit http://www. infiniskin. com (http://www. infiniskin. com) and find out more about these treatments, summer specials and other procedures.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

T3i Group Predicts Healthy Growth In IVR Market Driven By the Synergy of New Applications and Technology

T3i Group Predicts Healthy Growth In IVR Market Driven By the Synergy of New Applications and Technology

According to a new T3i Group report, the top three IVR applications that could boost revenues are incoming call handling for contact centers; inbound self-service transactions; and outbound calling, such as appointment confirmations, collections reminders and repair notifications.

Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2009

According to T3i Group's latest research, the global interactive voice response (IVR) market, which includes speech recognition, will grow to $514 million by 2013, up from an estimated $431 million this year, due in part to the growth in voice XML (VXML) technology.

The new "InfoTrack for Converged Applications 2008 IVR Market Report" found global IVR shipments from the top 11 vendors exceeded 625,000 ports in 2008. The top three vendors based on ports shipped were Nortel, Genesys and Convergys; and the revenue leaders were Avaya, Nortel and Genesys. T3i Group said North America led all regions but with considerably less than 50% of the market, followed by the Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, respectively.

T3i Group segmented the analysis in this report by technology, applications and vertical industry.

Among the key findings:
95% of IVR ports shipped in 2013 will support VXML, compared with less than 75% today. VXML enables Web sites to offer the same text-based applications, such as order entry, with speech recognition. The top three IVR applications are incoming call handling for contact centers; inbound self-service transactions; and outbound calling, such as appointment confirmations, collections reminders and repair notifications. As vendors and enterprises integrate IVR into more comprehensive customer-care solutions, IVR ports shipped specifically for inbound calls to contact centers will decrease nearly 10% each year to 2013. In comparison, IVR port growth will be driven by outbound applications at a rate of almost 12% annually through 2013. DTMF (analog voice) port shipments are declining, while shipments of speech ports, which recognize speech or convert text to speech, will hold an almost 2:1 advantage by 2013. IP/SIP port shipments are growing strongly year over year; by 2013, only 10% of all IVR ports shipped will be TDM, compared with 42% today. "The market for IVR is gaining new life due to a resurgence of self-service applications; the power of VXML to link Web applications to voice; and increasingly sophisticated outbound applications, including video on cellphones," noted Ken Dolsky, Program Director for T3i Group's "InfoTrack for Converged Applications" program. "Every vertical segment has some unique opportunities, and vendors are providing both solutions and guidance as to how IVR can improve the total customer experience with customer-pleasing applications to replace the stereotypical perception of IVR as only an endless loop menu."

For more information about the "InfoTrack for Converged Applications 2008 IVR Market Report," go to http://www. telecomweb. com/marketresearch/convergedapps/ (http://www. telecomweb. com/marketresearch/convergedapps/) or contact Bonnie Fairbrother at 973/602-0181.

About T3i Group LLC:
T3i Group LLC provides market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry. It has clients in 46 countries and conducts its business through four operating units: InfoTrack publishes reports that analyze shipment, revenue, market share and other pertinent data of importance to telecommunications equipment manufacturers; TelecomTactics maintains a database of the features and functionality of major telephony systems; Tarifica maintains a database of pricing-related information covering 400 telecommunications carriers operating in 130 countries; and TelecomWeb (www. t3igroup. com) serves as T3i Group's primary delivery mechanism for distributing its reports, analyses and data to subscribers.

T3i Group LLC is headquartered in Parsippany, N. J., with additional offices in New York City; London, England; and Cherry Hill, N. J.

Press Contact: Debra Baker, 301/905-7703


DietPlanTrends. com – An Information Resource for Health Conscious Consumers in Search of the Right Diet Plan

DietPlanTrends. com – An Information Resource for Health Conscious Consumers in Search of the Right Diet Plan

DietPlanTrends. com provides information on 64 diet approaches available to consumers today. DietPlanTrends. com is the only online resource that captures the popularity or buzz as well as consumer sentiment for a variety of dieting approaches, including diet/exercise plans, herbal supplements, prescription drugs and surgery.

Great Falls, VA (PRWEB) October 13, 2006

DietPlanTrends. com is notably one of the premier online resources for consumers looking to understand a large, diverse set of possible diet approaches on the market today. Powered by TrendIQ, Inc., DietPlanTrends. com provides consumer driven information in the form of popularity or buzz and sentiment trends for each of the top 64 diet approaches today. What makes this unique is that it puts the consumer in the drivers seat – allowing them to compare approaches based on what others are feeling and saying as well as which plan is gaining or loosing in popularity.

Each diet approach is tracked and measured utilizing a proprietary software technology from TrendIQ, Inc. DietPlanTrends. com captures the Internet buzz – measures and tracks the popularity of each diet approach and compares it to the industry average. Additionally, customer sentiment is tracked by diet approach and measures how customers feel about each plan verses the diet industry as a whole. DietPlanTrends. com also offers a newsletter that provides updates as well as additional information on diet approaches. To subscribe to the newsletter, send a blank email.

All the information provided on DietPlanTrends. com is free and is a resource that benefits consumers and allows them to understand more about what others are saying about the various diet approaches that they may be considering. Diet and nutrition experts recommend DietPlanTrends. com as a great first stop for potential dieters. It is also important to note that TrendIQ, Inc. and DietPlanTrends. com does not endorse any particular diet plan and always recommends consulting your physician prior to beginning any diet plan.

About TrendIQ, Inc.:

TrendIQ is a leading business intelligence firm focused on providing marketing tools and information to help its clients build stronger businesses. For additional information, please contact Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman.


New Migraine Spray Fights Hormonal & Menstrual Headaches

New Migraine Spray Fights Hormonal & Menstrual Headaches

The makers of a new anti-migraine nasal spray never dreamed it would also help with PMS and menopause, but it does!

(PRWEB) November 28, 2003

Millions of women suffer from chronic hormonal headaches. These can happen to younger women before and during their menstrual cycle, and to older women whoÂ’ve entered menopause. The pain is excruciating just like any other migraine, but these headaches are caused by hormonal changes instead of environmental factors.

  Of course products such as Midol have been used for many years by women seeking relief from the side effects of menstruation. In essence, these menstrual relief products are nothing more than a basic pain reliever with a little added caffeine. These products can be effective to a point, but thereÂ’s never been any menstrual relief product that could stop a full blown hormonal migraine – until now!

  ItÂ’s called, “The SINUS BUSTER”, and itÂ’s the first and only nasal spray made with oleoresin capsicum (the natural extract from hot pepper plants). The active ingredient in oleoresin capsicum is capsaicin, the natural chemical that puts the “HOT” in hot peppers. The capsicum in The SINUS BUSTER formula instantly overpowers headaches, and it relieves chronic sinus symptoms as well. ItÂ’s truly the first effective migraine reliever, and it works almost instantly.

Although The SINUS BUSTER was designed for chronic sufferers of migraine & cluster headaches, many women whoÂ’ve used this product claim it totally relieved their menstrual headaches. Furthermore, many women found that this unique spray also helps the other symptoms associated with PMS and menstrual cycles. It seems that when The SINUS BUSTER is used in small daily doses throughout a womanÂ’s menstruation period, it can actually prevent the headaches and pain associated with menstruation.

  For women entering menopause, The SINUS BUSTER not only relieves hormonal headaches, but it also clears the head of that “fuzzy feeling” which can accompany female hormonal changes. This is a product that all women owe it to themselves to try itÂ’s the first and only capsicum based nasal spray on the market.

 Aside from relieving headaches and sinus symptoms, capsicum has been proven to aid in cardiovascular health, pain control, and treating mouth sores in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Now it seems capsicum can also help women with pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause. This is a true breakthrough for treating hormonal migraines. Learn more about the magic of capsicum and The SINUS BUSTER on the web at: www. sinusbuster. com

Saturday, November 26, 2005

HCPro Honors Nursing Home Staff During National Nursing Home Week

HCPro Honors Nursing Home Staff During National Nursing Home Week

In recognition of National Nursing Home Week, HCPro is pleased to offer a 15% discount on all of its long-term care products from May 9 - May 15. It is also dedicating coverage of the festivities in flagship publications such as Contemporary Long-Term Care Weekly and on MDS Central (www. mdscentralonline. com).

Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010

HCPro honors nursing home staff during National Nursing Home Week

National Nursing Home Week is a time to recognize nursing home staff for their quality of care and dedication to the needs of residents and their families. The week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 9 and continues until May 15. This year's theme is National Nursing Home Week: Enriching Every Day.

“HCPro understand how challenging it is to balance quality care with the changes and demands facing today’s nursing homes. We greatly admire the long-term care industry’s commitment to compassionate, dignified care and see National Nursing Home Week as an opportunity to celebrate the contributions these professionals makes to their residents, families, and communities."

In recognition of National Nursing Home Week, HCPro is pleased to offer a 15% discount on all of its long-term care products from May 9 - May 15. It is also dedicating coverage of the festivities in flagship publications such as Contemporary Long-Term Care Weekly and on MDS Central (www. mdscentralonline. com).

For more information on HCPro’s coverage of National Nursing Home Week, visit www. hcpro. com.

About HCPro, Inc.

Located in Marblehead, MA, HCPro, Inc. meets the specialized information, advisory, and education needs of the healthcare industry. HCPro provides vital resources, training, and guidance on regulatory compliance, operations, clinical documentation, and care planning through our seminars, classroom training, consulting, books, newsletters, videos, and audioconferences.

HCPro’s target audience for its long-term care products and services includes administrators, directors of nursing, MDS coordinators, nurses, billing staff, therapists, staff educators, and certified nursing assistants.


Snikiddy® Snacks & Red Fish Media Partner on Text 2 Win Sweepstakes at Participating Whole Foods and Other Retail Outlets

Snikiddy® Snacks & Red Fish Media Partner on Text 2 Win Sweepstakes at Participating Whole Foods and Other Retail Outlets

Snikiddy® is the First All Natural Snack Food Company to go Completely Text While Offering Prizes, Taking Family Snack Culture and Health to the Next Generation.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 —

Today, Snikiddy® Snacks, the makers of All natural Baked Fries and Cheese Puffs launch a mobile text 2 win sweepstakes with Red Fish Media, the company responsible for award winning mobile programs for Ralph Lauren and other fortune 500 brands. Snikiddy® is the first All Natural snack food to go completely text while offering prizes, taking family snack culture and health to the next generation. Using a no ballots and no paper approach, winning anything from an iPad to a Jamis Bike, Grocery Gift Cards or Backpacks with cool gear and useful stuff, Snikiddy® snacks reaches kids and parents with healthy snacks and texting as the common ground. Entering is as easy as sending a text message. Snikiddy® and Red Fish Media handle everything from notifications to prize delivery.

“Snikiddy is loved by the entire family and so is texting, “says Snikiddy co-founder, Mary Schulman. “When you walk into a Whole Foods or other grocery stores, and see the Snikiddy® call to action, you can immediately text in your entry." So, why is texting better than a traditional ballot box? “With the success we have seen in stores we believe it will be even easier to offer the same technology online. It’s easy to blog and review the product, then post the Text 2 Win Sweepstakes to the readers, “Schulman points out. “Once someone has entered a Snikiddy Text 2 Win giveaway they will then be asked if they wish to join our mobile family. This community will receive automatic delivery of various mobile promotions pertaining to Snikiddy, there’s no work for the consumer and its fun.” As a young tech savvy mom and green entrepreneur, Schulman is ahead of the curve with her approach to keeping kids and parents in the game of eating a natural snack, winning stuff and making it easy.

How does it work?

Text a given key word to 23000. After entering sweepstakes, contestants receive confirmation from Red Fish Media. Red Fish captures data, handles alternate means of entry, and qualifies contestants and alerts winners. Winner receives alert text with prize redemption instructions.

Text to win is an easy and convenient way to enter the sweepstakes or a contest. It is a great alternative to traditional sweepstakes entry form, it eliminates paper, so it’s environment friendly as well as time efficient. Text to win is interactive – it enables communication with end users and gives them a possibility to opt in to programs and future promotions. “We are extremely happy to see Snikiddy adopt mobile. It’s a great tool for driving participation and value to its consumers – Matt McKenna founder of Red Fish Media”

About ®Snikiddy

With a passion for children’s health, mother/daughter team Janet Owings and Mary Schulman founded Snikiddy in 2006 in Bethesda, Maryland. Like its founders, Snikiddy is clean, fun, adventurous, Imaginative, and creative.

Snikiddy produces Snikiddy Snacks® — great tasting, family-friendly, natural snacks available in a variety of flavors. Snikiddy Snacks Cheese Puffs were first to market, followed by Snikiddy Snacks Baked Fries.

Developed for kids and families, Snikiddy Snacks® are made with simple, high quality, wholesome ingredients. They are available in Sharing Packs®, which contain four to five servings per container. Leading varieties are also available in Multi-Packs (bag of 6 snack packs) and/or individual snack packs. Snikiddy Snacks® are perfect for lunchboxes, after school, and on-the-go snacks.

Snikiddy Snacks® are sold in natural and conventional grocery stores across the country including Safeway, Kroger and Whole Foods. They are also offered in Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R” Us, as well as online through Amazon. com, Alice. com and PeaPod. com.

Snikiddy operates out of Bethesda, Maryland and Boulder, Colorado.

About Red Fish Media

Red Fish Media was established in 2004 to address the growing demand for SMS and interactive mobile applications. Today, Red Fish Media is a full-service mobile marketing agency, leveraging its assets, experience, and expertise to offer turnkey solutions to clients and partners. No matter what a client’s size, Red Fish Media prides itself on developing cost-effective campaigns that successfully reach and engage mobile customers. Red Fish Media's array of mobile solutions include: interactive SMS applications, mobile sweepstakes, mobile-couponing, voting & polling campaigns, trivia applications, mobile Web development, text-to-screen programs, text alerts and daily-alert subscriptions, mobile advertising, and SMS gateway services. Red Fish Media's "BluWater" mobile delivery platform is optimized to enable clients to "rapid launch" and securely manage their programs through a Web-accessible services platform that requires little resource investment. For more information, visit http://www. redfishmedia. com.


Friday, November 25, 2005

Viagra – A small hope for Crohn's Disease

Viagra – A small hope for Crohn's Disease

Anti-impotence drug Viagra could help in the treatment of people suffering with inflammatory bowel disorder known as Crohn's disease

Floral Park, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2006

According to the sources Viagra, medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) that works by increasing the flow of blood into the penis.

Anti-impotence drug Viagra could help in the treatment of people suffering with inflammatory bowel disorder i. e. Crohn's disease, according to researchers.

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory malady of the digestive tract & it can occur in any part starting from mouth to anus. It usually affects the terminal ileum & demarcated areas of large bowl, with other part of the bowel being relatively unaffected. Outside bowel sometimes it is often associated with auto-immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis & aphthous stomatitis.

To check the inflammatory response to bacteria, the researchers injected a harmless form of E coli under the skin of patient.

Blood flow in the area of inflammation increased roughly ten-fold over 24 hours in healthy controls.

But Crohn's patients had much lower blood flow. The scientists with their researches found Viagra could correct this phenomenon.

Source : http://www. viagracures. com (http://www. viagracures. com)


Thursday, November 24, 2005

President of Health Insurance Agency Advises Businesses on What Type of Coverage is Best

President of Health Insurance Agency Advises Businesses on What Type of Coverage is Best

There are so many types of plans available to small businesses today. Knowing how to chose the right one should not be hard if a logical approach is used, according to Chuck Mondrus, President of American Health Insurance, a top-producing agency in the United States.

Northridge, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2007

Chuck Mondrus, President of top-producing insurance agency, American Health Insurance, says buying quality self employed health insurance coverage that's right for any stage of business growth with an eye to the future, is easy to do.

An employer may be the only employee of the company but still needs the peace of mind provided by a quality insurance plan. Before the employer ask for a self employed health insurance quote, though, look at these three business growth scenarios. Then decide what kind of self employed health insurance coverage and benefits are needed before health insurance is purchased on-line.

1) The employer expects to remain the sole employee of my business.

Solution: simply ask for a self employed health insurance on-line quote.

Shop around and ask for a health insurance on-line quote from reputable insurance agencies that provide quality customer service. Then buy health insurance on-line from the agency that meets the specific needs and budget.

Also read up on and / or consult an accountant to discover how the business can deduct the cost of self employed health insurance coverage. (http://www. wwwebtax. com/adjustments/self_emp_health. htm) The business owner will want to take advantage of every deduction possible without making a costly error in what's allowable.

2) The business expects to hire employees within the next year.

Solution: ask about temporary self employed health insurance coverage and also ask for a group health insurance quote.

Let's say that the owner has gotten a self employed health insurance quote that pleases him/her. There's just one more step to take before the purchase of health insurance on-line. Ask the insurance agent to discuss how will transition from self employed health insurance coverage to group health insurance work once employees are hired.

If the insurance agent is too busy to talk about this, then look elsewhere for a health insurance on-line quote. Also, monitor the dates on the temporary health insurance policy carefully because it shouldn't lapse between the end of the temporary health insurance and the beginning of the group policy.

3) The business is ready to hire anywhere from two to fifty people.

Solution: ask which group health insurance plan provides the benefits that the owner -- and employees -- will need.

Congratulations! The business must be thriving and growing. Discuss this anticipated growth with insurance agents. Compare and contrast the health insurance on-line quote that they give for group insurance policies and choose the one that will treat the employer's your best assets -- the new employees -- right.

Use the group health insurance benefits as a recruiting tool to hire and retain top quality staff that will keep the business moving in the right direction. When a business owner buys health insurance on-line he/she is in fact investing in the company and its assets.

Time for a self employed health insurance quote or for group health insurance? Either way, choose the insurance agent that provides quality coverage and service, no matter what stage of growth the company is in.

Take a good hard look at where the business is headed. Decide whether there is a need self employed health insurance coverage or group health insurance. Then get a self employed health insurance quote and buy health insurance on-line that will keep the owner -- and employees (current or future) -- safe, secure and covered.

Charles Mondrus is the president of American Health Insurance (http://www., an agency selling Blue Cross of California health insurance and Blue Shield of California health insurance plans for individuals and employers. Charles and his team of insurance experts are licensed to sell Blue Cross California health insurance, as well as Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Colorado, Nevada and Georgia. Discover how you can find secure and affordable Blue Cross California coverage at (http://www. html).


Carriage Works Sees Big Uptick in Business Coming from Las Vegas

Carriage Works Sees Big Uptick in Business Coming from Las Vegas

Since the summer of 2008, Las Vegas, a town once thought to be recession proof, has suffered the full brunt of the economic downturn. However, the worst of it finally appears to have passed as properties up and down the strip are again beginning to pull out their check books. Carriage Works, a veteran company in the cart, kiosk and RMU manufacturing segment, has seen increases in sales to this city that surpass growth in other markets around the country.

Klamath Falls, OR (PRWEB) September 7, 2010

Due to the fact that carts and kiosks are a relatively low cost/risk way of getting new and additional product in front of customers, many casinos began purchasing these units to fill a number of roles. Some units have been used to temporarily occupy space previously vacated by unsuccessful retail tenants. Others have been placed to take advantage of previously unused floor space, or to help adjust to new crowd flows created by changes in a property’s overall layout. Still other units are purchased in conjunction with new events or shows.

Fremont Street Experience recently purchased a large circular beverage kiosk to place outside in the pedestrian mall area, in order to generate additional revenue from crowds passing by. PlayLV Gaming operates the kiosk. Fremont Street Experience is a seven-block open-air pedestrian mall featuring permanent performance stages, live entertainment and a graphic light show that is unparalleled for its time. The kiosk serves alcoholic beverages, and makes use of prominent graphics and lighting to attract customers both during the day, and at night.

In another example of a company moving to capture sales from a previously untapped high traffic area, New York–New York purchased a kiosk to sell Budweiser products to visitors passing over the pedestrian bridge from the MGM Grand hotel. The kiosk serves Budweiser beer, blended daiquiris, pina colada’s and margaritas, bottled water, Jell-O shots, and souvenir mugs and bottles to over-heated tourists who use this corridor.

Kiosks for Wynn Resorts new headliner show, Garth Brooks, are going to be used to sell show related merchandise. These mobile units will be wheeled in and out for each show by a motorized cart. The designs were developed in conjunction with Wynn Resorts own design branch, Wynn Design and Development, to ensure a perfect visual harmony between the event location and the mobile merchandising units. These 3ft by 8ft retail units will be equipped with large slatwall panels that double as security doors, and will be used to sell T-shirts, coffee mugs, pins, prints, CDs and other Garth Brooks memorabilia. Their narrow width will facilitate movement through the halls and passages between the operating and storage areas. By using mobile units in this fashion, Wynn Resorts will be able to quickly adapt the area outside the theater entrance to capture maximum sales according to the event schedule.

As a major manufacturer of carts and kiosks, Carriage Works has been supplying customers in the Las Vegas area for over a decade. These customers include large hotel and entertainment companies, shopping centers, and individual entrepreneurs. The requirements of the various groups differ slightly, but the overall goal is the same; to find an inexpensive, compact, and portable medium from which to promote and sell a product. For the time being, no other platform can match the cart or kiosk in this arena, and the owners of Carriage Works expect their business to continue to grow into the foreseeable future.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Dan Dawson at (541) 882-0700 or visit www. carriageworks. com.

About Carriage Works:
The Carriage Works is as much a service company as it is a manufacturing one. We take great pride in our workmanship and manufacturing style, but just as important to us is our dedication to providing the services necessary to facilitate the success of our customer's particular business endeavor. We regularly advise our customer/clients on issues such as point of sale development, marketing a franchise, equipment selection, health department codes, trash management, display marketing, and how to maximize limited space. We look at ourselves as problem-solvers, and we take every opportunity to utilize our 25 years of experience to assist our customers in their new retailing environment.


Lifetime Brands Offers Tips for Cooking Healthier

Lifetime Brands Offers Tips for Cooking Healthier

New Informational Video Featuring Misto Now Available on YouTube and Facebook

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 8, 2009

Do you want to learn about an easy way to eat healthier during the holidays and throughout the New Year? Lifetime Brands has added a new video to its series on Facebook and YouTube showcasing a kitchen tool that can help you to cook healthier, save money and lessen your impact on the environment: Misto®, The Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer.

Misto® is designed with the health-conscious cook in mind. It offers a way to add flavor, while using less oil, which can help reduce calories and fat. When consumers spray their own high-quality extra-virgin olive oil with Misto, they can achieve the even, pure misting that healthy cooking (http://www. youtube. com/lifetimebrandsvideos) demands. And because you use less oil to cook and prepare foods with Misto, a bottle of oil should last longer, saving money.

Misto promotes better health not only for you but also for the environment. Misto is non-aerosol, so it doesn’t use chemical propellants. And it’s refillable -- so using Misto instead of buying cans of aerosol spray, can help to reduce the number of canisters being dumped into landfills.

Misto is perfect for roasting, sautéing, nonstick cooking, grilling and baking. Misto is also ideal for spraying olive oil and vinegar on salads and on cooked foods like pasta, veggies, breads, pizza, chicken, beef and fish. Misto keeps in moisture for perfect flavoring and even browning every time it is used. The non-aerosol bottle sprays many types of cooking oils (canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, etc.) and vinegars, and you can even combine oil and vinegar to make salad dressing.

The easy-to-use pump style cap features a two-step operation: pumping and pressing. By simply pumping the container and pressing the valve on the pressurized sprayer, you get an even mist. Available in anodized aluminum with a black-band accent, Misto is sleek as well as utilitarian. Misto, manufactured under license by Lifetime Brands, Inc., is available at www. pfaltzgraff. com and select retailers nationwide at an approximate retail price of $9.99. Misto, a must-have for every kitchen, makes a great self purchase and gift for the cook on your holiday shopping list.

Check out more tips and solutions from Lifetime Brands on Facebook (www. facebook. com, search Lifetime Brands), YouTube (www. youtube. com/lifetimebrandsvideos (http://www. youtube. com/lifetimebrandsvideos)) and Twitter (www. twitter. com/lifetimebrands (http://www. twitter. com/lifetimebrands)).

About Lifetime Brand, Inc.
Lifetime Brands, headquartered in Garden City, New York, is North America's leading resource for nationally branded kitchenware, tabletop and home décor products. The Company markets its products under many of the industry's best-known brands, including Hershey’s®, Farberware®, KitchenAid®, Pfaltzgraff®, Mikasa®, Cuisinart®, Block®, Calvin Klein®, CasaModa™, Cuisine de France®, Gorham®, Hoffritz®, International® Silver, Joseph AbboudTM, Kamenstein®, Kirk Stieff®, Melannco®, Nautica®, Pedrini®, Roshco®, Sabatier®, Sasaki®, Towle® Silversmiths, Tuttle®, Wallace® and Vasconia®. Lifetime's products are distributed through most major retailers in North America.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cornell Hospitality Report Highlights Innovative Hospitality Concepts on Three Continents

Cornell Hospitality Report Highlights Innovative Hospitality Concepts on Three Continents

Tips for improving hotel revenue include sustainable operations, employee engagement, and internet technology

Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) July 8, 2010

Improved, profitable operations keynote ten case studies presented by Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) (http://chr. cornell. edu). The cases included in the third set of the CHR series include concepts for improving hotel revenue from sustainable operations, employee engagement, and internet technology. The authors are Cathy Enz, Rohit Verma, Kate Walsh, Sheryl Kimes, and Judy Siguaw. Enz, Verma, Walsh, and Kimes are members of the faculty at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/). Siguaw is dean of the College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University.

The Cornell Hospitality Report, "Cases in Innovative Practices in Hospitality and Related Services: Set 3 (http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/research/chr/pubs/reports/2010.html)," features Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, Chic & Basic, JetBlue Airlines, Jumeirah Essex House, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Runtriz, The Seaport Hotel, Thayer Lodging, TripTelevision, and Xsense Experiential Design Consulting. The hospitality report is available at no charge, at http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/research/chr/pubs/reports/2010.html (http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/research/chr/pubs/reports/2010.html)].

The cases are as follows:
Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality has applied a sustainable management approach to remote lodges in Costa Rica, both to improve revenues and to ensure environmental protection; Chic & Basic has opened upscale hostels in Spain, with low-cost design and amenities unlike most of the typical dormitory-style facilities, including private rooms with baths, free internet, and plasma TVs; JetBlue Airways has adapted the net promoter score, a customer-satisfaction scale to measure its employee satisfaction, as a means of improving service throughout the company; As part of its property renovation, the Jumeirah Essex House hired a curator who created an artist-in-residence program that has resulted in installations in several media, all designed to reinforce the hotel's connection with New York City and Central Park; Building on its tradition of legendary guest service, The Ritz-Carlton Company has created a training program called "Radar On--Antenna Up," which is designed to improve employees' ability to anticipate guests' needs, even before they express them; Runtriz has developed an application that uses an interactive touch-screen technology to allow guests at luxury hotels to make service requests, get information, and order food via their mobile devices--thereby speeding employees' and concierges' responses; Boston's Seaport Hotel, a harborside convention property, has made a wide-ranging sustainability initiative into its chief competitive differentiation, both increasing revenue and cutting costs; Thayer Lodging has focused on offering Pure Air Solutions in guest and meeting rooms as a means of improving guest satisfaction and charging a premium, with such favorable results that it has increased the number of "clean" rooms; TripTelevision takes web video to its next logical level by connecting video clips of hotels and destination amenities with marketing analysis to improve travelers' knowledge and boost sales; and XSense Experiential Design Consulting uses intense research to help developers connect their resort properties to their location, so that guests gain a more favorable experience by immersing themselves in the history and culture of a destination.

Each case study in the hospitality report (http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/research/chr/pubs/reports/2010.html) describes the innovation, gives details on its execution, reviews the outcomes, and offers insights, with a goal of helping all hospitality innovators.

Meet and interact with Professor Verma and Professor Walsh, active members of the executive education faculty at the School of Hotel Administration, when they present sessions in the Professional Development Program: http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/industry/executive/pdp/ (http://www. hotelschool. cornell. edu/industry/executive/pdp/)].

Thanks to the support of the CHR partners listed below, all publications posted on the center's website are available free of charge, at www. chr. cornell. edu].

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's 81 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit www. chr. cornell. edu].

Center Senior Partners: Hilton Worldwide, McDonald's USA, Philips Hospitality, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and TIG Global

Center Partners: Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, eCornell & Executive Education, Expedia, Inc., Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, French Quarter Holdings, Inc., FX Real Estate and Entertainment, Inc., HVS, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, LRP Publications, Maritz, Marriott International, Inc., Marsh's Hospitality Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, SAS, Schneider Electric, Thayer Lodging Group, Thompson Hotels, Travelport, and WATG

Center Friends: 4Hoteliers. com • American Tescor, LLC • Argyle Executive Forum • Berkshire Healthcare • Cody Kramer Imports • Cruise Industry News • DK Shifflet & Associates • ehotelier. com • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Global Hospitality Resources • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) • hospitalityInside. com • hospitalitynet. org • Hospitality Technology Magazine • Hotel Asia Pacific • Hotel China • HotelExecutive. com • Hotel Interactive • Hotel Resource • HotelWorld Network • International CHRIE • International Hotel Conference • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) • iPerceptions • JDA Software Group, Inc. • Lodging Hospitality • Lodging Magazine • LRA Worldwide, Inc. • Milestone Internet Marketing • MindFolio • Mindshare Technologies • Parasol • PhoCusWright • PKF Hospitality Research • The Resort Trades • RealShare Hotel Investment & Finance Summit • Resort and Recreation Magazine • RestaurantEdge. com • Shibata Publishing Co. • Synovate • The Lodging Conference • The Wall Street Journal • TravelCLICK • UniFocus • USA Today • WageWatch, Inc. • WIWIH. COM

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Two NEC Fielding Contact Centers in Japan Obtain Certification to COPC-2000® Standard in Record Time

Two NEC Fielding Contact Centers in Japan Obtain Certification to COPC-2000® Standard in Record Time

Amherst, NY – As the first field service organization to implement the COPC-2000® certification process, NEC Fielding, the field service subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has demonstrated its commitment to consistent and exceptional customer service.

Amherst, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2003 -

– As the first field service organization to implement the COPC-2000® certification process, NEC Fielding, the field service subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has demonstrated its commitment to consistent and exceptional customer service. The telecommunications and computer equipment giant began the certification process in July of 2002 and earned certification just 10 months later in May of 2003 at its contact centers located in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

NEC Fielding, Ltd., a member of NEC Group Companies, operates multi-site field service contact centers where in-bound calls required an improved speed of answer and higher diagnostic accuracy.

Katsuichi Tomita, President of NEC Fielding, clearly stated the importance of world-class service within NEC Corporation, “our customers will receive the highest quality field service on all NEC equipment – with quick response time and accurate processes”.

Peter Bloom, President and co-founder of COPC states, “with management’s total commitment, this certification process has raised the bar of the performance improvement process and is among the fastest implementations COPC has completed.”

NECÂ’s achievement is made even more remarkable when the additional challenges of a virtual structure are considered. The seamless interface between Osaka and Tokyo provide NEC Fielding customers with exceptional service. As a result of their certification, NEC has realized increased ROI and improved customer satisfaction.

About COPC

Headquartered in Amherst, NY and Austin, TX, Customer Operations Performance Center, Inc. (COPC) is the leading authority on customer contact center and fulfillment services operations. COPC is authorized to issue certification to the COPC-2000® Standard, a comprehensive operation performance standard that specifies minimum operational requirements in critical functional areas. COPC services clients on a worldwide basis, and has representatives in Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.

The COPC Standard was developed in 1995 by individuals from Microsoft, Motorola, Dell, American Express, L. L. Bean, Intel, and other customer-focused companies who were concerned with the level of service quality provided by Customer Service Providers (CSPs). More than 200 locations in 30 countries are using the Standard to improve performance, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction. Users include firms in e-commerce, computer hardware and software, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and consumer products.

For additional information about COPC, visit www. copc. com, email info@copc. com or call 512-250-3412.


Monday, November 21, 2005

New Healthcare White Papers and Case Studies Added to the Healthcare Industry Pipeline at <a href="http://www. hin. com/library/white_papers. html" onclick="linkClick(this. href)">http://www. hin. com/library/white_papers. html</a&gt

New Healthcare White Papers and Case Studies Added to the Healthcare Industry Pipeline at http://www. hin. com/library/white_papers. html

Several new white papers and case studies have been added to the Healthcare Industry Pipeline at the Healthcare Intelligence Network. The Pipeline is available at http://www. hin. com/library/index. html The Healthcare Industry Pipeline provides visitors the opportunity to register for and download healthcare white papers, webinars and case studies.

Wall, NJ (PRWEB) May 26, 2004 -

— Several new white papers and case studies have been added to the Healthcare Industry Pipeline at the Healthcare Intelligence Network. The Pipeline is available at http://www. hin. com/library/index. html (http://www. hin. com/library/index. html)

The Healthcare Industry Pipeline provides visitors the opportunity to register for and download healthcare white papers, webinars and case studies.

The new healthcare white papers and case studies available at the site include:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City's Implementation of Identity & Access Management Condition-Specific Pain Management: Managing a Major Source of Lost Productivity Infusion Safety: Addressing Harm with High-Risk Drug Medical practice achieves end-to-end electronic patient management, increased quality of patient care, savings of close to $3 million per year Predictive Modeling and Finding and Intervening with the High-Cost Healthcare Consumer Predictive Modeling Technology in Healthcare: The Needs-Awareness Gap Among Healthcare Payers Securing Networked Storage

To download these white papers, visit:

Http://www. hin. com/library/white_papers. html (http://www. hin. com/library/white_papers. html)

To download the case studies, please visit:

Http://www. hin. com/library/case_studies. html (http://www. hin. com/library/case_studies. html)

Companies that are featured on the Healthcare Industry Pipeline include: A4 Health Systems, AccessPt, Alaris Medical Systems, Antares Management Solutions, AnyDoc Software, ArticSoft, Ascential, Avolent, Certified Mail, Cranite, Coalition America, Cor Solutions, Decru, DSS Research, DXCG, EDS, Gamewood, Hewlett Packard, IHCIS, InterMap Systems, Intracorp, McKesson, Medai, Misys, NextGen, Oblix, Opus Healthcare, Palm, Proact, WBT Systems, Rainbow Technologies, RSA Security, Sigaba, Skyscape, Trapeze Networks, Verity, Vi-Labs and VIPS.

To list your white paper, case study or webinar on the Healthcare Industry Pipeline, please visit:

Http://www. hin. com/library/sign_up30dt. html (http://www. hin. com/library/sign_up30dt. html)

The Healthcare Intelligence Network is the first health content provider on the Internet to provide its online community of users including hospitals, managed care organizations and suppliers to the healthcare industry - with access to more than 45 of the nation's leading healthcare publications, covering behavioral healthcare, compliance, disease management, ehealth, HIPAA, managed care and regulation. Located at http://www. hin. com (http://www. hin. com), the Healthcare Intelligence Network presents the most comprehensive source of news and analysis for healthcare professionals currently available in one place, in electronic form.

The Healthcare Intelligence Network Online Bookstore provides a complete selection of health management resources for healthcare executives. Visitors to the site can browse the resources by category or can conduct key word searches. In addition to the comprehensive online health management bookstore, the Healthcare Intelligence Network offers weekly headline news, an online conference planner, free email newsletters, a Buyer's Connection featuring products and services for healthcare professionals, free trial subscriptions to electronic newsletters and a Health Management Career Center.

For more information on any of the features available at www. hin. com, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info@hin. com, www. hin. com.

Contact: Melanie Matthews

Phone: (732) 528-4468

Fax: (732) 292-3073

Customer Centricity Founder Takes to the Airwaves

Customer Centricity Founder Takes to the Airwaves

Craig Bailey to be Featured by Stu Taylor on WBIX Business 1060

(PRWEB) October 4, 2002

Hudson, New Hampshire, October 2, 2002 -- Customer Centricity, Inc. announced that Craig Bailey, its founder and president, will be the featured guest on the “Stu Taylor on Business” radio program on WBIX Business 1060AM on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 10am EDT. Mr. Bailey will discuss how companies can distinguish themselves through excellent customer service. He will also address what companies can do now, in these tough economic times, to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The “Stu Taylor on Business” program can be heard regionally in the greater Boston market on WBIX Business 1060AM. Listeners outside the immediate area can join the program via streaming audio on the WBIX website www.

About Stu Taylor

Stu Taylor has been active as a nationally syndicated radio talk show host on such notable networks as Talk America, Business Talk Radio Network, and Prime Sports Radio Network. He has hosted the Baseball Hall of Fame inductions at Cooperstown, N. Y., has served as an analyst for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, presided at the White House on Health Care Reform and broadcast live at the 104th Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D. C.

Taylor currently hosts three financial investment shows: Equity Strategies on the Business Talk Radio Network and Radio America Network, and Stu Taylor on Business, aired on Business 1060, WBIX-AM/Boston.

He is the author of an autobiographical business book entitled How to Turn Trends into Fortunes (Without Getting Left in the Dust), published by Birch Lane Press. Taylor is an experienced speaker on the lecture circuit and has appeared on the cable television networks C-SPAN and CNN, while having been written up in Newsweek magazine as well as many other national periodicals and newspapers. He has also been featured on the nationally syndicated TV show American Journal and appeared on National Public Radio.

About Customer Centricity, Inc.

Customer Centricity, Inc., is a business consulting firm that works with companies to unlock the value of their customer relationships. We leverage our real-world experience to help our clients deal with their customers in more skillful and satisfying ways. Customer Centricity delivers on this promise by optimizing the interaction between people, process and systems within the organization to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction and greater return on investment (ROI). We do this in 3 ways: 1) Skills Training to enable customer-facing personnel to deliver exceptional levels of customer service; 2) Design and Implementation of business process techniques to serve the customer in efficient, effective and consistent manners; and 3) Identification of the appropriate business processes to automate, enabling companies to get the most from their investments in technology. Our approach is to work closely with our clients to help them capture the knowledge of their team so that they can leverage it to build more valuable, long-term relationships with their customers. To learn more about Customer Centricity, call 603/491-7948 or visit our web-site, www. customercentricity. biz

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC to Exhibit at AHRMMÂ’s 42nd Annual Conference

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC to Exhibit at AHRMMÂ’s 42nd Annual Conference

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC will be exhibiting at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, TN from August 1 to 4, 2004. Knowledge Pursuit, LLC, will be featuring ENDOTALK (endotalk. com), an all-inclusive gastroenteroloyg informational website.

High Point, NC (PRWEB) July 28, 2004

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC will be exhibiting for the first time at the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, TN from August 1 to 4, 2004. AHRMM's 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition is the essential education and networking event for healthcare resource and materials management professionals.

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC, will be featuring ENDOTALK http://www. endotalk. com (http://www. endotalk. com)), an all-inclusive informational website which provides comprehensive and detailed information regarding the field of Gastroenterology and Surgical Endoscopy.

In today's highly competitive marketplace, healthcare professionals are experiencing increased demands to deliver high quality patient care while managing escalating costs and fluctuating inventory volumes. To meet these demands, Knowledge Pursuit, LLC, has developed ENDO Compare to assist material managers to achieve quality patient care while controlling inventory costs.

ENDO Compare provides detailed cross-reference information for over 8,000 GI accessory products including catalog numbers, UPN numbers (if applicable), detailed product descriptions, and current list prices. It also provides the ability to calculate contract pricing/discounts.

ENDO Compare is comprised of thirty plus major product categories with defined subcategories. The database includes products from, Microvasive, C. R. Bard, Wilson-Cook, Olympus, Pentax, Hobbs Medical, and U. S. Endoscopy.

Other key sections of the ENDOTALK website include:

• ENDOTALK News - A web based monthly subscription newsletter

• ENDO Directory - A listing of over 200 organizations, companies, and medical facilities involved in the field of gastrointestinal medicine.

• ENDO Events - A 14-month calendar of healthcare events

• ENDO Careers - A career opportunity network designed for GI and Surgical Professionals

For more information on ENDOTALK. com and other services offered by Knowledge Pursuit, LLC, please visit us at booth #636.

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC

Knowledge Pursuit provides services that help physicians, nurses, technicians, manufacturers, and other professionals involved in healthcare to navigate the complexity of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Our web-based services help streamline clinical and administrative research and promote efficiency and may aid in cost reductions by facilitating rapid information exchange.

The ENDOTALK team (formed in 2002) is a well-rounded staff with in-depth knowledge in the field of GI and Surgical Endoscopy encompassing over 45 years of experiences. Our experiences include, GI and Peri-operative nursing, medical practice, key hospital environment roles, medical product sales and management, graphic design, and marketing management.


Yvonne Camper

V. P. of Marketing

Knowledge Pursuit, LLC

Ph: 336-883-6267

Fx: 336-883-9076

Myc@endotalk. com

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Jackson & Coker Spotlights Challenges Facing Healthcare Executives

Jackson & Coker Spotlights Challenges Facing Healthcare Executives

Industry Report Features Interview with Corbin Wilson of JPS Physician Group

Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) August 5, 2010

Executive leaders in hospitals and healthcare groups face increasingly complex challenges in steering their organizations through uncertain times, according to the latest edition of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report.

‘With so many changes occurring in the health profession, executives in the C-suite need to exhibit foresight and a degree of resilience in providing effective leadership that benefits their organizations,” mentioned Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker. “We’re always pleased to spotlight the views and insights of healthcare executives interviewed for our Industry Report who are experienced in this area,” she added.

The latest issue of JCIR features a Healthcare Executives’ Insight interview with Corbin Wilson, JD, Executive Director and the President of JPS Physician Group in Fort Worth, Texas, and Thomas McKeever, National Sales Director with Jackson Healthcare. Mr. Wilson noted a number of challenges facing contemporary healthcare executives:
  Balancing the escalating physician shortage with dwindling reimbursement resources while maintaining quality standards of care is extremely important.

 It’s equally challenging to balance patients’ perception of care with the manpower needed to serve a growing patient base.

 To attract the best doctors, it’s important to create a practice environment where doctors have greater participation in--and can make a meaningful contribution to--the scope and processes of medical care.

 Physician practice administrators often face frustration regarding what they don’t have control over—such as making sure the doctors get accurate test results on time—as well as other thorny practice issues that impinge on daily operations.

 Working with providers to make sure they are aware of benchmarks and best practices in order to render the most effective, cost-sensitive patient care is an ongoing challenge.

 Carefully designed recruitment and retention strategies are necessary for responsible organizational succession planning.

 Devising a physician compensation plan that is equitable but particularly appealing to sought-after candidates requires careful analysis.

 To promote maximum organizational efficiency, it’s important to minimize providers’ “idle time’’—and also offer compensation that rewards providers who try hard to maintain a full, efficient schedule.

 Fostering “open minded and intentional communication” among medical providers, patients and staff goes a long way in improving health care delivery.

 Physicians know a lot about a lot of things—so it’s beneficial for administrators or executives to listen to what their frontline caregivers are saying, thus empowering them to be more involved in the process.

 It’s particularly challenging to comply with government initiatives such as PQRI reporting and transitioning to electronic medical records.

 Finally, bringing satisfaction to providers in terms of achieving their occupational goals-- while equipping them with the practice environment that best meets their patients’ needs—is a never-ending goal of responsible healthcare leaders.

The current edition of JCIR also includes a special report prepared by J&C Research Associates on the topic “The Evolving Role of Physician Executives.” Among the findings is that increasingly hospitals and other healthcare organizations recognize the importance of having key administrative roles filled by individuals with a background in medicine and organizational management. Handling administrative challenges with personal knowledge of caregiving procedures is extremely beneficial, according to the report.

Administrative titles such as Chief Quality Officer and Chief Strategy Officer are becoming as commonplace as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. Individuals holding these titles are, for the most part, recipients of advanced degrees and appropriate professional certifications.

The article discusses which degrees are in most demand, as well as the earning potential associated with those serving in executive leadership roles after having obtained such credentials.

Lastly, for physicians with an eye toward moving into healthcare administration, the article discusses the skills that are required to improve the clinical and financial health of the institutions served.

Here is the link to the latest Jackson & Coker Industry Report: http://www. jacksoncoker. com/physician-career-resources/newsletters/2010-june. aspx.

About Jackson & Coker
Begun over three decades ago, Jackson & Coker has been a leader in physician recruitment through the placement of physicians in both permanent placement and locum tenens physician jobs. The firm specializes in anesthesiology jobs, CRNA jobs, neurology jobs, psychiatry jobs, surgery jobs, primary care jobs as well as emergency medicine jobs. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, the firm has earned a reputation for providing cost-effective, time-sensitive solutions to both government and commercial health care organizations. The recruitment staff works in two divisions of the company: Retained Search, which places physicians in over 40 medical specialties in permanent staff positions, and locum tenens, a staffing model that recruits medical providers (physicians and CRNAs) for temporary vacancies.

Jackson & Coker has earned a “Gold Seal” designation as a “Certified Health Care Staffing Service” by the Joint Commission and is affiliated with a credentials verification organization (JH CVO) that has received certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in ten out of ten credentialing elements.

Jackson & Coker participates in social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter—including managing separate Twitter sites aligned with major medical specialties.

The firm is a member of a “family of companies” known as Jackson Healthcare, also headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

About Jackson Healthcare
Founded by the healthcare innovator Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare serves more than two million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. The Jackson family of companies provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage for its physician polls and champions local and international charitable work. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the fastest growing staffing companies in the country by the Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend and Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Jackson and its companies, visit Jacksonhealthcare. com. Jackson’s research reports are available in the “Market Research” section under the upper tab “Media Room” on the home page.

Media Contact:
Edward McEachern
Jackson & Coker


Saturday, November 19, 2005

New Book Helps GravesÂ’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism Sufferers Live Well

New Book Helps GravesÂ’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism Sufferers Live Well

Patient advocate Mary Shomon, New York Times best-selling author of "The Thyroid Diet," has just published her newest book, "Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know." The book provides comprehensive, patient-empowering information on conventional and holistic approaches for the treatment and management of the overlooked and often misdiagnosed overactive thyroid conditions and autoimmune Graves' disease.

Kensington, MD (PRWEB) October 3, 2005

As many as 25 million people in the United States suffer from thyroid conditions, and among them are the overlooked and misunderstood sufferers of Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, an over-functioning of the thyroid gland. George and Barbara Bush were diagnosed with Graves’ disease during the Gulf War and Olympic Sprinter Gail Devers was diagnosed during the 2000 Summer Olympics. However, for the millions of people who suffer from Graves’ disease or hyperthyroidism, the process of assessing the symptoms, getting diagnosed and sorting through the myriad of treatments is a daunting task. Now with her new book, “Living Well With Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know,” New York Times best-selling author and thyroid patient advocate Mary Shomon presents readers with a comprehensive resource that spans from diagnosis to treatment to life after treatment.

Hyperthyroidism is caused by an overproduction of the thyroid hormone, which controls the body’s metabolism, and Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that triggers hyperthyroidism. In “Living Well,” Mary Shomon explains the history and science behind the disease, giving readers an understanding of the endocrine system, the metabolism, and the role of the thyroid.

With symptoms that include fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, hair loss, muscle aches/pains, and fertility problems, it’s easy to see why doctors frequently misdiagnose Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, and patients themselves write off symptoms, assuming their problem is stress, depression, age, or “women’s” issues. Mary Shomon offers her readers a detailed “Checklist of Risks, Signs, and Symptoms” that they can fill out and share with their doctors, combined with explanations of the symptoms, as well as honest case studies and testimonials. Many of the explanations of the often difficult-to-understand symptoms also include personal patient anecdotes; Shomon shares the story of one woman whose friends convinced her that she had anorexia before she was properly diagnosed with Graves’ disease.

After helping readers to examine symptoms and verify a diagnosis, Shomon draws on an extensive network of experts to discuss treatment options. Understanding that treatment is ultimately requires an informed personal choice. To help, Shomon provides specific guidelines on four different routes a patient can follow, including the pros and cons of each:

The Traditional Antithyroid Drug Approach Traditional Radioactive Iodine Treatment Traditional Surgical Treatment A Complete Alternative/Holistic/Nutritional Approach An Integrative (Conventional Plus Alternative) Approach

The holistic and nutritional approaches to non-acute hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease are what make this book truly unique, and these innovative approaches may help patients reduce dependence on antithyroid drugs and avoid these drugs’ side-effects – or even potentially achieve a temporary or permanent remission in their disease itself. No other book dedicated to Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism has provided such detailed holistic protocols for these conditions.

"Living Well With GravesÂ’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism" also features special sections on treatments for specific problems, including thyroid eye disease, hyperthyroidism and fertility, hyperthyroidism during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism in newborns and children, the impact of hyperthyroidism on mental health, and ultimately, lifelong hypothyroidism (which is the usual result after most hyperthyroidism treatments, even though many doctors fail to mention this to patients).

"Living Well With GravesÂ’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism" closes with inspirational success stories and ideas on how to live well in the future. The hefty Resources Appendix features additional recommendations regarding books, websites, newsletters, organizations and support groups, and experts who can help patients get properly diagnosed, treated and live well.

Mary ShomonÂ’s sound and practical advice, complemented by her sensitivity to and understanding of patientsÂ’ needs, makes this book an unparalleled educational resource. She touches upon every method of diagnosis and treatment that even a general practitioner may neglect to mention. This book is a much-needed comprehensive approach for patients to take control of their thyroid condition.


Diagnosed with a thyroid disease in 1995, Mary Shomon has transformed her health challenges into a mission as a nationally-known patient advocate. In 1996, Mary founded the popular Thyroid Info patient website at http://www. thyroid-info. com (http://www. thyroid-info. com), and she has been the About. com Thyroid Disease guide since 1997, writing thousands of articles at http://thyroid. about. com (http://thyroid. about. com). Mary Shomon is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss." The book, published in 2004 by HarperCollins, was also an Amazon. com Top 10 Health Book of 2004, and a Quills Award Semi-Finalist. Her first health book, "Living Well With Hypothyroidism," was a health bestseller since its publication by HarperCollins in 2000. After 20 printings, the book has been updated and revised, and was re-released in 2005. Mary is also the author of "Living Well With Autoimmune Disease," "Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia," and "The Thyroid Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Success." She also edits the thyroid patient subscription newsletter, "Sticking Out Our Necks," and the "Sticking Out Our Necks" email newsletter and "Weight Off My Mind" thyroid diet/metabolism newsletter. A member of the Endocrine Society, Mary is also one of the first patient members of the American Academy on Physician and Patient. She lives in Kensington, Maryland.


TITLE: "Living Well With GravesÂ’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor DoesnÂ’t Tell You...That You Need to Know"

AUTHOR: Mary J. Shomon

PUBLICATION DATE: September 27, 2005

PRICE: $14.95 ($19.95 Can.); Paperback

ISBN: 0-06-073019-6

WEBSITE: http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves (http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves)


Special features offering additional information about “Living Well With Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism” are available online at the book's website -- http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves (http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves) -- including:

Table of Contents -- http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/contents. htm (http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/contents. htm)

Read a Chapter Online -- http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/chapter. htm (http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/chapter. htm)

Risks, Signs & Symptoms Checklist: Graves' Disease & Hyperthyroidism -- http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/checklist. htm (http://www. thyroid-info. com/graves/checklist. htm)


SaaS Capital Provides $2.0 Million Credit Facility to CareAnyware

SaaS Capital Provides $2.0 Million Credit Facility to CareAnyware

Cash infusion to help home health and hospice SaaS provider to drive new product development and build out operations.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 2, 2008

SaaS Capital Inc. (http://www. saas-capital. com), the first specialty finance company to focus exclusively on serving the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market, today announced that it has provided a $2.0 million credit facility to CareAnyware, Inc.

Based in Cary, NC, CareAnyware (http://careanyware. com) is a Software-as-a-Service provider that develops and manages mobile and web-based applications for home health and hospice providers. CareAnyware will use the cash infusion from SaaS Capital to drive development of innovative new products and to expand its support and professional service organizations. CareAnyware leveraged its recurring revenue stream and the value of future SaaS contracts to secure the facility.

"CareAnyware is exactly the kind of company that we built SaaS Capital to serve," said Todd Gardner, chief executive officer of SaaS Capital. "CareAnyware's product is recognized as industry leading, they have a record of solid financial performance, and there is a rapidly growing demand for their services. We are pleased to be in a position to enable their future growth."

CareAnyware chose SaaS Capital's specialty financing over traditional technology lenders because the availability of the facility automatically increases as CareAnyware continues to grow its customer base. SaaS Capital also provided CareAnyware a significantly larger credit facility without a requirement for an equity infusion, and the facility was non-dilutive.

"SaaS Capital's focused approach on helping SaaS companies enabled them to immediately understand the value of our business," comments Rich Guerin, chief executive officer of CareAnyware. "As a result, we were able to very quickly put together a credit facility that leverages our existing market success and strong customer relationships to help us optimize management of our business today. The fact that the facility can grow with us as we add new customers and contracts ensures that we will have that same flexibility for the long term."

About SaaS Capital
By leveraging the predictable revenue streams and future contract values of the SaaS business model, SaaS Capital's credit facilities allow SaaS companies to accelerate future cash-flow streams to fund operations today. SaaS Capital's products are non-dilutive, provide more availability than traditional accounts receivable financing, and are structured with flexible terms to meet the unique needs of SaaS businesses. To learn more about SaaS Capital visit http://www. saas-capital. com (http://www. saas-capital. com).

About CareAnyware, Inc.
CareAnyware is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that develops and manages mobile and web-based applications for home health and hospice providers. Its comprehensive agency management and clinical solutions can help increase efficiency and improve outcomes in all aspects of home care operations by streamlining tasks related to data entry, scheduling, clinical management, billing and reporting, and information exchange. Unlike traditional home care software implementation models, CareAnyware's easy-to-learn, web-based product is offered as a monthly service. The solution has been proven to dramatically reduce the up-front costs, time and resources required for implementation. CareAnyware is a privately held company based in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. For more information about the SaaS solution, visit http://www. careanyware. com (http://www. careanyware. com).


Friday, November 18, 2005

Beauty on the Web: Top 100 Blogs for Skincare & Beauty

Beauty on the Web: Top 100 Blogs for Skincare & Beauty

When various beauty concerns need immediate solutions, it might be easy to find official opinions in mass media and industry portals. So, for unbiased opinions, more and more people are looking to blogs, where they can get helpful feedback, tips and product reviews. Here’s a list of useful resources on the web for beauty and skincare, with blogs written personally by both industry experts and fellow consumers.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2009

Curious about the latest and greatest beauty products on the market? Looking for the most effective natural formulas that go beyond the hype? Whether the goal is to find a proven product, a solution to a specific skincare dilemma or reputable anti-aging advice, blogs are a fantastic place to get answers. Skincare-News. com's latest article, "Top 100 Beauty Blogs," presents a list of informative blogs to help beauty novices and cosmetic connoisseurs alike attain and maintain gorgeous, healthy skin. There's something here for industry leaders, too, with customer product reviews and up-to-the-moment beauty trends supplying an inside look at the market's hits and misses. These 100 beauty blogs cover makeup, fragrance, hair care, cosmetic surgery and more.

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Skincare & beauty - 5 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#1)

For an informed view on everything from hair and skin care to organic beauty products, turn to the experts. Dermatologists, estheticians and self-proclaimed beauty aficionados offer well-researched perspectives on a diverse selection of topics, including acne, aging, DIY beauty and the latest makeup trends. These blogs have it all, delivering unbiased reviews and practical advice with style and sass.

Skincare & health - 9 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#2)

Some skincare issues are best handled by professionals. But before heading to the dermatologist's office, people can peruse these helpful blogs managed by cosmetic scientists, medical students, beauty writers and renowned dermatologists for the latest research, product reviews and skincare techniques.

Makeup & beauty - 35 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#3)

The Internet abounds with beauty fanatics eager to share their favorite products, trends and makeup tips. These blogs address everything from cutting-edge skincare technology and hair care to fashion and beauty news, as recorded by both beauty pros and enthusiasts. Readers will find information on anti-aging, beauty on a budget, celebrity looks and pop culture, as well as makeup tutorials and the low-down on skincare ingredients.

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Pampering doesn't have to mean pricey treatments, makeup and skin creams. These blogs offer valuable wallet-friendly advice for any woman who wants to look good without overspending. Discount divas will love the coupons, sales and giveaways, plus DIY beauty ideas and product reviews.

Mom & mature skin - 10 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#5)

Whether a woman is fabulous over 50 or just beginning to notice crow's feet and laugh lines, this excellent array of blogs provides practical tips and trends for all ages. With posts brimming with skin-savvy advice and budget-friendly bargains, these bloggers understand that moms and mature women needn't lose their beauty mojo.

Natural beauty - 7 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#6)

For those looking to green their beauty routine, these blogs offer valuable information on organic skincare and hair care, DIY treatments and more. Bloggers clued into the green scene provide readers with a wealth of insight on how to be more ecologically responsible consumers, while also delivering the latest beauty trends and product reviews. Some blogs include lists and explanations of natural ingredients (and ingredients to avoid), as well as how-tos on creating and maintaining a holistic lifestyle.

Cosmetic surgery - 5 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#7)

Curious about cosmetic surgery? Look to these informative blogs for insider perspectives and celebrity critiques, as written by industry experts. Whether the blogger is a board-certified plastic surgeon, magazine editor or Hollywood observer, readers get a revealing and interesting look at cosmetic surgery. Blog topics run the gamut from humorous anecdotes and celeb commentary to reports on healthcare reform, recent controversies and innovative treatments in the field of plastic surgery.

Hair - 5 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#8)

These blogs address every hair care dilemma, from bad dye jobs to hair loss. Various hair experts, including a renowned colorist and hair restoration specialists, offer advice, inspiration and styling tips for anyone wanting to improve their locks. But these blogs aren't just for hair follies: Product reviews and videos keep women abreast of the latest on hair trends, accessories and celebrity manes to facilitate the perfect hair transformation.

Younger beauties - 6 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#9)

These stylish, 20-something bloggers set out to both educate and entertain. Their snappy posts feature how-tos, product reviews, bargain tips and makeup tutorials for youthful beauties passionate about cosmetics and skin care. Look for practical, low-maintenance skin care guides for the college years, playful makeup tips and DIY recipes, plus excellent tips on health, wellness and self-image.

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Smells can transport, captivate and inspire. No one knows this better than fragrance aficionados, like the ones behind these whimsical blogs focused on all things scented. Industry insiders delve into the history of perfume, uncover vintage brands, report on the latest and greatest olfactory finds and deconstruct their favorite blends.

Specialty blogs - 3 blogs (http://www. skincare-news. com/a-6682-Top_100_Beauty_Blogs. aspx#11)

From luxurious body scrubs to nail polish and lip gloss, these blogs cover the best in miscellaneous beauty obsessions. Women can get tips on how to pamper and primp from head to toe with reviews of the latest skin treatments and décolleté creams, nail polish tutorials and reviews, insider interviews and all the possible options for lipstick, balm, plumpers and lip scrubs. Look for pampering gift ideas and at-home treatments, like a self-heating hot stone massage kit. These blogs also feature seasonal treats like holiday lipstick collections, Halloween-themed nail polish and candy cane bubble bath.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

VitaminVitals New to the Internet - A New Vitamin Referral Resource Site Launches, Which Allows Easy Access to Information, News and Articles for Vitamins

VitaminVitals New to the Internet - A New Vitamin Referral Resource Site Launches, Which Allows Easy Access to Information, News and Articles for Vitamins

Http://www. VitaminVitals. com launched its web site which provides worldwide news, information and resources about Vitamins for the internet public.

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Recently VitaminVitals launched its new website, http://www. VitaminVitals. com (http://www. VitaminVitals. com) which features services for accessing the most current resources, information and news pertaining to vitamins via the internet.

Http://www. VitaminVitals. com (http://www. VitaminVitals. com) is the most current site for accessing resources about vitamins. It includes news and information on vitamins and vitamin-related products. You eat all the right foods, lots of fruits and vegetables. You think you are eating healthy but are you? Vitamins, minerals and herbal products assist us with getting and staying healthy no matter what our age or lifestyle.

By the time the food you purchased is cooked and eaten it has very little nutritional value left. Vitamins taken on a daily basis will supplement your diet and helps to ward off disease, boost the immune system and improve mental health. VitaminVitals provides the resources to locate the nutritional supplements needed to compliment your daily diet. There are a variety of books, articles, glossaries and links to assist in determining the right supplement for the individual as well as facts sheets and catalogs for the various vitamin brands available to the public. Utilize vitamin comparisons to help determine what vitamin regiment is right for you, locate a store nearby or purchase vitamins online with VitaminVitals.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Park Online Education Program Tailored to Preschool Teachers, Directors

Park Online Education Program Tailored to Preschool Teachers, Directors

Student applications for the fall 2010 semester are now being accepted.

Parkville, MO (Vocus) July 12, 2010

Park University (http://www. park. edu) is one of only a few not-for-profit higher learning institutions in the U. S. to offer an online early childhood education Bachelor of Science program tailored for preschool teachers and directors.

“Specialized, flexible programs like these offered at Park afford students options for getting the coursework they need,” says Nancy L. Mitchell, a member of Park University’s Early Childhood Education Advisory Board and program manager for the Mid-America Regional Council’s Metropolitan Council on Early Learning in Kansas City, Mo. “The breadth and depth of the early childhood coursework offered is a critical component of ensuring that students have access to that coursework.”

In addition to its online early childhood education degree for teachers of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, Park University offers a degree in early childhood education and leadership for directors.

“We did an assessment last fall of the number of higher education institutions across Kansas and Missouri that offer coursework in early childhood leadership and management, and we found that such coursework is not readily available throughout the state -- many institutions offer one three-hour survey course, but few offer more than that,” Mitchell says.

Shellie Myers, Ed. D., dean of Park’s School for Education (http://www. park. edu/education/ece. html), says the University has had a positive response in terms of enrollment for the online early childhood education Bachelor of Science program, launched in Fall 2009. The program is timely, Myers says, given that the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies employment of preschool teachers as faster than average with an expected growth of 19 percent before 2018.

According to Amy Wolf, Ph. D., chair of early childhood education and assistant professor of education at Park, the early childhood online programs are aligned with National Association for the Education of Young Children standards for early educators.

“The coursework is not only practical, but also designed to challenge teachers to reflect on their work with young children, families and community,” says Wolf, a past director of an accredited early childhood program. ''Additional leadership coursework also enables directors to learn and apply effective administrative and leadership strategies.''

She adds that students who have never taken an online course before will find that that they receive the same kind of individual attention from faculty as in face-to-face courses. “As one of the largest providers of online education in the country, Park has extensive experience in ensuring that online classes ‘feel’ personal and engaging,” Wolf says. ''Discussion is encouraged and the virtual atmosphere is warm and supportive.''

Park expanded its degree access to an online format in part to help teachers of young children meet the NAEYC requirements that call for higher education standards. The NAEYC’s Academy for Accreditation has mandated that at least 75 percent of early childhood teachers in a program must hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

Beginning in 2011, a higher proportion of Head Start teachers in center-based programs nationwide must have a bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education (or comparable coursework and experience teaching preschool-age children) to help satisfy new education standards mandated by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. By 2013, at least 50 percent of Head Start teachers must meet that requirement. There are more than 800 such accredited early childhood centers in the U. S.

Mitchell cites a recent study, ''Head Start Administrative Practices, Director Qualifications and Links to Classroom Quality,'' which shows when directors have an advanced degree and more management coursework, they are better able to implement sound administrative and hiring practices that support teachers in providing higher quality learning environments.

''According to the study, having more early childhood coursework also appears to be directly related to classroom quality,'' she adds. ''These results point to the importance of directors having access to both early childhood and management coursework, both of which are offered by Park.''

Students in Park University’s online ECE program complete practicum experience and their full-time internship face-to-face in a classroom. While the coursework can be completed online, 95 percent of the education courses require interaction and/or observation with young children, educators and the community. Practicum courses and internships are considered ''hybrid,'' as there are online seminars but the coursework takes places in the field.

The University’s education programs and certifications are approved and accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student applications for the fall 2010 semester are now being accepted. For more information about the online ECE program (non-media calls), contact the Park Student Success Center at pssc(at)park(dot)edu or (877) 505-1059 or (816) 746-2526 (in the Kansas City area), or visit www. park. edu/education/ece. html (http://www. park. edu/education/ece. html)].

Established in 1875, Park University is a national leader in higher education and is distinguished by its innovative adult-degree completion programs. The University has 24,157 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 43 campuses located in 21 states and online. www. park. edu]

For more information, please contact Rita Weighill, vice president for communication, at (816) 584-6211 or rita(dot)weighill(at)park(dot)edu.


Monday, November 14, 2005

ITO EN Gives the Gift of Wellness This Holiday Season: ITO EN offers healthy beverage alternatives for the holiday season and unique gift ideas for the hard-to-shop for person on everyone's list

ITO EN Gives the Gift of Wellness This Holiday Season: ITO EN offers healthy beverage alternatives for the holiday season and unique gift ideas for the hard-to-shop for person on everyone's list

The holidays are filled with friends, family and fun, as well as stress, exhaustion and calorie rich holiday treats. ITO EN, the world's leading supplier of green tea leaves and green tea beverages, offers healthy alternatives to holiday beverages and gift ideas for the health-conscious person on everyone's list, all available online or at Zagat's number one rated tea store: ITO EN New York on Madison Avenue.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 15, 2007

 "Green tea has long been popular because of its unique and refreshing taste. Recently, it has become even more appealing due to the health benefits it provides," said Rona Tison, senior vice president of corporate relations at ITO EN. "It contains the antioxidant catechin that has been shown to revitalize, boost the immune system, prevent drowsiness and create a general sense of well-being."

ITO EN, the number one seller of ready-to-drink green tea in Japan, creates all-natural, unsweetened ready-to-drink green teas made with nothing but purified water, high-quality tea leaves and vitamin C. The teas are calorie-free and provide a refreshing alternative to the many carbonated and sweetened beverages regularly enjoyed during the holidays. ITO EN's line of TEAS' TEA has eight distinct flavors, offering something for the tea novice to the connoisseur.

In addition to offering an array of award-winning ready-to-drink green tea beverages for staying healthy through the holidays, ITO EN also features an assortment of gifts that are a great option for the active, health-conscious person on everyone's list.

Flights of Fancy Gift Set-Japan

Delve into the intricacies of tea with a series of Japanese tea "flights." Packaged in a two-tier box, the gift set contains a cherry bark tea scoop, matcha tea cookies, 20 empty nylon mesh bags and a selection of four teas: Genmaimatcha, Kaiseki Hojicha, Honyama Sencha and Uji Gyokuro. (Retail Price: $75.00)

ITO EN Bento Box Gift Set

This beautifully packaged, traditional Japanese Black Bento Box contains 4 tea bags each of Sencha Green, Gyokuro, Darjeeling, Ceylon, Golden Oolong and Jasmine Green teas. The premium teas are packed in ITO EN's unique nylon mesh bags then wrapped in foil to preserve freshness and ensure the best possible infusion of flavors. (Retail Price: $50.00)

ITO EN New Way of Tea Gift Set

This introduction to ITO EN's contemporary take on tea is one that can be easily enjoyed, even for those with the most hectic lifestyles. The set includes one bottle each of ITO EN's best-selling TEAS' TEA varieties, two single-serving cans of Sencha Shot, Sencha and Jasmine loose leaf teas in exclusive ITO EN canisters, and six tea bags each of Gyokuro, Sencha and Jasmine green teas. (Retail Price: $50.00)

Dr. Andrew Weil for Tea Holiday Gift Set

Dr. Andrew Weil and ITO EN have combined experience and expertise to create a distinctive line of teas that capture the taste and vitality of centuries of tradition. Proceeds from the tea also help fund the Weil Foundation, supporting research in the field of integrated medicine. This brand new set for the holiday season features a canister of the Sencha with Matcha loose leaf tea, Genmaimatcha tea bags, turmeric powder, and Jasmine White and Gyokuro ready-to-drink steel cans. (Retail Price: $30.00)

Mini CHABAKO (Tea Box) Collection

Five varieties of these fancy, flirty miniature chabako express some of the different personalities of tea drinkers the world over. All varieties contain a unique blend of loose tea with 10 empty nylon mesh bags for brewing anywhere. (Retail Price: $28.00)

ITO EN Teaware

ITO EN's teaware collection is a balance between East and West, tradition and innovation. Hand-selected artisans throughout Japan create hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind teaware products that reflect ITO EN's theme of New York style blended with classical Japanese tradition. (Products range in price)

For more information on the entire line of ITO EN products, visit www. itoen. com.

About ITO EN

Established in 1966, Japan-based ITO EN, LTD. was founded to market green tea, a traditional Japanese beverage. Today, ITO EN, LTD. is firmly positioned as the world's leading supplier of green tea leaves and green tea beverages, developing a steady stream of new products that specifically address customer needs and lifestyles. Known as a trendsetter in Japan's beverage industry, intensive research and development has allowed the company to cultivate better tea, and positioned them as the first company to create a patented method of bottling green tea in a manner that carefully preserves its distinct flavor and integrity. Additional information can be accessed through www. itoen. com.

'Know What You're Drinking' Water-Stocks. com Announces New Featured Company: Hendrx Corp

'Know What You're Drinking' Water-Stocks. com Announces New Featured Company: Hendrx Corp.

Water-Stocks. com (WS), an investor and industry news portal for the water sector introduces a new featured company: Hendrx Corp (OTCBB: HDRX), a company which is positioned with technology products and services in the water purification industry.

Point Roberts, WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2005

www. Water-Stocks. com (WS), an investor and industry news portal for the water sector introduces a new featured company: Hendrx Corp (OTCBB: HDRX), a company which is positioned with technology products and services in the water purification industry. Hendrx's products include Atmospheric Water Generators that extract safe, economical drinking water from the atmosphere that meets or surpasses the highest international standards for water quality. With water poised to be the next growth commodity (bolstered by the statistic that water is the most purchased non-alcoholic beverage in the US), Hendrx is positioned with world wide distribution of water generation, filtration, ionization, and purification products in this industry that is growing at a rate of 5% annually.

The World Bank recently estimated that by 2007 investments of $400 to $600 billion will be required to meet global demand for fresh water. To profit from this statistic, Hendrx Corp is engaged in the business of acquiring positive cash flow businesses that own innovative technology products and services in the water purification industry. Recognized as a leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of Atmospheric Water Generators, Hendrx plans to become synonymous with water purification systems by offering products that will provide solutions for the residential market, all the way to solutions for the industrial, commercial, and humanitarian markets.

Hendrx Corp. (a certified member of the Water Quality Association) features 13 years of operating history. The company has offices and distribution facilities in Canada and the US, with manufacturing and R&D facilities in China. Their products include Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) units, Alkaline Calcium Ionic Water Dispensers, Reverse Osmosis ("RO") devices and RO under sink systems, as well as carbon filtration devices. The company has 2 patents protecting their AWG technology and 1 patent pending for their products, which are distributed to 40 countries worldwide through 10 distributors. AWG's patented technology extracts moisture from the atmosphere and transforms it into pure, healthy, drinking water.

Hendrx recently introduced a product which will simultaneously penetrate the multi-billion dollar markets for air conditioning, heating, dehumidifying, air purification, and water purification. The versatile and cost effective ''UTi'' (or Utility Model) is a multi-functional 6 in 1 machine, which not only produces water, but also performs as an air conditioner, heater, dehumidifier, air purifier, and water purifier. Hendrx will initially focus on marketing the "UTi" in China, the USA, the Middle East, Europe, and Canada, countries where the demand for clean water, air conditioning and heating continues to grow at a rapid pace.

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