Thursday, August 31, 2006

Water & Diabetes: Three Critical Reasons to Stay Hydrated

Water & Diabetes: Three Critical Reasons to Stay Hydrated

Of the many health concerns those with Type-2 Diabetes grapple with each day, none is more important than the increased need to remain hydrated. For those with Type-2 Diabetes, even the slightest decrease in hydration levels can cause serious health problems. Staying hydrated can be particularly challenging for diabetic children, who by their nature may be less compliant with health regimens than adults.

Southport, CT (PRWEB) June 22, 2006

Type-2 diabetes – the body’s inability to regulate sugars, largely caused by lifestyle factors such as obesity, inactivity and smoking – is nearing epidemic proportions in the U. S. The Harvard School of Public Health estimates that more than 21 million Americans are currently living with the chronic disease (though up to a third of them don’t know it), while another 41 million have “pre-diabetes.” What’s more, while Type-2 Diabetes is often called “adult-onset” diabetes, about 46% of the overall cases of diabetes currently diagnosed in children are of the “Type-2” classification.

Of the many health concerns those with Type-2 Diabetes grapple with each day, none is more important than the increased need to remain hydrated. Judy Hochstadt, MD, a Connecticut-based pediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist, explains, “Water is a critical necessity for all of us each day, but for those with Type-2 Diabetes, even the slightest decrease in hydration levels can cause serious health problems.” Nina Riley, founder and CEO of Water Sensations, Inc., adds, “Staying hydrated can be particularly challenging for diabetic children, who by their nature may be less compliant with health regimens than adults. The key for kids – and for many adults – is to make these important directives more fun and enjoyable.”

The Diabetes-Hydration Connection

According to Dr. Hochstadt, the body has an intricate process by which it converts the foods we eat into sugar molecules called glucose and delivers it to the bloodstream. Normally, as energy requirements increase, such as during exercise or other times of physical exertion, the cells receive a message to “open up” to take in the glucose and use it for fuel. At the same time the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream to facilitate sugar utilization by the body’s cells and tissues. In normal individuals, sugar balance is tightly controlled, ensuring that levels don’t spike too high or sink too low. However, in Type-2 diabetes, the body either fails to make enough insulin, or it is resistant to the insulin it does make.

“Even with prediabetes, sugar levels become erratic and the body goes into overdrive to flush out the glucose,” Dr. Hochstadt explains. “It does so by pulling water from cells in order to excrete sugar through urine. For every one glucose molecule excreted, two water molecules must follow; mathematically speaking, it’s fairly easy to see how diabetics are at much greater risk of dehydration,” she adds.

Three Key Reasons to Drink Up

Dr. Hochstadt points out the three top reasons why diabetics – even more so than healthy children and adults – must track their water intake and remain well-hydrated every day:

1. Simple Dehydration occurs countless times during the day to many of us, when we get too busy or forget our water bottle, or when we’re simply not in the mood for a glass of plain H2O. However, in diabetics, skipping a hydrating water break can lead to hyperglycemia – too much sugar in the bloodstream without water to help flush it out – followed by dehydration, as the body robs water from the cells to compensate. Ms. Riley, whose company Water Sensations Inc. makes calorie-free, sugar-free, clear liquid flavor enhancements for drinking water notes, “When water is unappealing, for adults or kids, it’s easy to forget it or delay it. Making it more delicious, whether it’s with a slice of lemon or a sugar-free flavor enhancement, can be instrumental in getting everyone to drink more water.”

2. Exercise-Related Dehydration can occur more quickly in diabetics than in healthy people, and can have more serious consequences. “Because diabetics require extra water to flush high blood sugar from the body, and since the body requires more water in general during sustained periods of physical activity, these two requirements can deplete water levels much faster in diabetics,” Dr. Hochstadt notes. Ms. Riley adds, “It’s even more important for diabetics to drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise.”

3. Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome is a complicated way of describing the consequences of severe dehydration in patients with Type-2 Diabetes. While the condition is relatively rare, Dr. Hochstadt warns that it is also life threatening. “In HHNS, the patient may develop severe chemical and acid-based imbalances that may precipitate seizures, kidney failure, coma, and possibly death.” The best way to avoid HHNS is to preempt it by staying hydrated; to prevent its most serious complications, patients must catch it in the early stages by monitoring blood sugar levels regularly. “Any unexplained reading over 500mg/dl is a warning sign, and should prompt immediate attention with a call to the doctor.”

“Our bodies are made up of more than 90% water, and while it’s a crucial element for everyone’s good health, it can be a lifesaver for those with Type-2 Diabetes,” Ms. Riley concludes. “Making water more delicious, interesting, flavorful and fun with sugar-free enhancers like Water Sensations can make it easier for kids and adults alike to get the water they need each day to stay healthy.”

Bio: Judith Hochstadt, MD

Judith Hochstadt, M. D. is a leading pediatrician and endocrinologist with extensive practice in the epidemic problems of childhood obesity and diabetes. Dr. Hochstadt is a Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the AACE, (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists), Endocrine Society, ADA, and NAASO (North American Association for the Study of Obesity). A graduate of Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Hochstadt did her internship, residency and fellowship in Pediatric Enocrinology & Diabetes at Yale New Haven Medical Center. Her research at Yale Involved working with children and adolescents on the prototype insulin pump. She ran a Yale satellite diabetes and endocrinology clinci for 18 years at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. There, she witnessed firsthand the emergence of the obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus epidenic. She is the past vice president of the Fairfield County Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Hochstadt is a Senior Attending in Pediatrics/Pediatric Endocrinology at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT and has offices in CT in Commerce Park, Fairfield, Huntington, Southport, Trumbull and Stratford.

About Water Sensations, Inc.

Water Sensations, Inc. markets the industry’s newest water enhancer, Water Sensations®, as the first clear liquid flavor enhancer for water. All natural and sweetened with sucralose, Water Sensations® is sugar free, calorie free and carbohydrate free. Water Sensations® is available in more than 3,500 stores in the U. S., including Target, Shop & Stop, The Food Emporium, IGA, Big Y, Krogers and more. Water Sensations, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Nina Riley, a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in classic marketing and brand management for companies including Philips Electronics, Unilever, Lipton, General Foods and General Mills. Ms. Riley has developed brand strategy, retail strategic alliances, advertising campaigns and joint ventures for high profile brands including Norelco Razors, Lipton Soups and Side Dishes, Wishbone Salad Dressings, Lawry’s Seasoning, Ragu Chicken Tonight Simmer Sauces, Post Cereal and more. She holds an MBA from Penn State and a BS from Ithaca College. More information on Ms. Riley and her company, Water Sensations, can be found online at www. WaterSensations. com.

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Onlineshoes. com and Brooks Team Up for Running Shoes Giveaway

Onlineshoes. com and Brooks Team Up for Running Shoes Giveaway

Win a free pair of Brooks Beast® or Brooks Ariel® running shoes! Enter to win from October 5-18.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010

The Brooks Beast® and the Brooks Ariel® have long had a loyal following of runners seeking stability and comfort. Now, the popular motion-control running shoes also offer full-length Brooks DNA for an individually customized ride. Two lucky winners will get to experience the bliss for themselves as Onlineshoes. com and Brooks pair up to offer the chance to win a free pair of the Brook Beast® or the Brooks Ariel® running shoes. (Read on to find out more about Brooks and how to enter the contest at the Onlineshoes. com blog between October 5 and October 18, 2010.)

Brooks was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. Dedicated to runners with a staff of fitness enthusiasts and devoted runners, Brooks is the go-to company for anything and everything related to the run. As a leading running company that designs and markets men's and women's running shoes, clothing and accessories in over 40 countries worldwide, Brooks is dedicated to inspiring people to run and be active with innovative gear that keeps them running farther, faster and happier.

The Onlineshoes. com collection of Brooks shoes offers the perfect pair for every type of runner—from beginners to casual joggers and marathon runners alike. Explore a versatile selection of Brooks shoes for men and women.

Two of the most well-known Brooks running shoes are the Brooks Beast® running shoe for men and the Brooks Ariel® running shoe for women. Featuring the revolutionary new Brooks DNA—a smart cushioning system that instantaneously adapts to a runner's unique biomechanics, weight, pace, gait and running surface—these motion-control running shoes have set a whole new standard for cushioning and performance.

What's more, as part of Brooks' commitment to creating minimal impact on the environment, both the Brooks Beast® running shoe and the women's Brooks Ariel® running shoe feature a BioMoGo midsole. BioMoGo is the world's first biodegradable running shoe midsole that biodegrades 50 times faster than conventional athletic shoe midsoles. Both shoes also sport a HPR (High Performance Rubber) Green outsole—a durable, long-wearing outsole compound that's made from sand rather than oil.

Brooks continually strives to make minimal-impact choices in regards to design, fabric, technology and processes that protect the planet without diminishing performance. With technologies such as BioMoGo and shoes like the Brooks Beast® and Brooks Ariel®, the Brooks brand is headed in the right direction towards leaving a smaller carbon footprint while being aware there are still miles to go.

"Being a company that promotes living a healthy, active lifestyle, Onlineshoes. com is very excited to join Brooks in this giveaway. And what better way to celebrate fitness than by giving away Brooks running shoes that truly embrace the philosophy of living a green lifestyle." says Joseph Pisano, Onlineshoes. com buyer.

About the Contest:
Onlineshoes. com and Brooks are giving away a pair of men's Brooks Beast® shoes and a pair of women's Brooks Ariel® shoes. To enter the contest, visit the Onlineshoes. com blog Get in Gear contest and post an answer to the question 'What ways do you minimize environmental impact and leave a smaller carbon footprint on the world?' in a comment (200 words maximum). Entries will be accepted from October 5 to October 18, 2010; two lucky winners will receive a pair of Brooks Beast® or Brooks Ariel® running shoes. See the complete contest rules and regulations for details.

About Onlineshoes. com
Established in 1996, Onlineshoes. com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. Onlineshoes. com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 240,000 shoe and clothing choices from more than 200 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, 365–day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit http://www. onlineshoes. com.


Monday, August 28, 2006

IF Marketing & Advertising Boosts Creative Department with New Promotions

IF Marketing & Advertising Boosts Creative Department with New Promotions

Two strategic, internal promotions & One new hire strengthen IF's competitive advantage in advertising industry

Georgetown, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2008

IF Marketing & Advertising, a full-service advertising agency (http://www. intra-focus. com/advertising. html) located outside Austin, Texas, announces the hiring of talented web developer, William Yarbrough and the promotion of Associate Creative Directors, Juancho Cantillo and Shawn Ng. Cantillo and Ng will each share creative leadership responsibilities for IF, overseeing all of the agency's creative productions. Yarbrough will specialize in the enhanced usability and interactivity of the agency's creative designs and web-based marketing applications. IF marketing & advertising provides strategic guidance in brand development (http://www. intra-focus. com/branding. html), website design, email marketing, as well as CRM and lead management. The roles of the new Internet Marketing Engineer and Associate Creative Directors will be to maintain the agency's innovative and distinctive style of design and storytelling.

Associate Creative Director, Shawn Ng has worked with IF marketing & advertising for two years as Art Director. Ng now has more than twelve years of experience in professional art direction, illustration and design. Since joining the IF team, Shawn has played an integral role in creative development (http://www. intra-focus. com/ncmc. html) and design for the agency's healthcare clients, including North Cypress Medical Center and Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, as well as several homebuilders and real estate developments.

Before joining IF, Ng founded I See Design, an Austin-based graphic and visual design company. He has also worked as an advertising specialist, illustrator and art director for companies in the U. S., Taiwan and Malaysia. Among these organizations was the Assemblies of God North Texas District Chi Alpha Campus Ministries where he served as Advertising & Marketing Specialist. Ng has extensive experience in a wide range of media and applications, including digital design (http://www. intra-focus. com/web-design. html) and illustration, television, pen & ink, and print and web productions. Ng holds a B. A. in Journalism from the National ChengChi University of Taiwan, and an MA in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.

Associate Creative Director Juancho Cantillo brings over ten years of experience in professional art direction, web and print design (http://www. intra-focus. com/direct-mail-sales-collateral. html) to the company. In the three years Juancho has been a part of the IF team, he has played a central role in developing brand identities, brochure designs (http://www. intra-focus. com/briars-creek. html) and websites for some of the agency's largest real estate clients, including Briar's Creek (Johns Island, SC), Red Ledges (Heber City, UT), Cascadas de Manzanillo (Manzanillo, MX) and Galingayle (Lake Oconee, GA).

Cantillo has also worked as an advertising specialist, illustrator, and art director for companies in the U. S. and Columbia. Cantillo has extensive experience in a wide range of media and applications, including digital design and illustration, television, pen & ink, and print and web productions. Cantillo has now been with IF Marketing & Advertising for 3 years as Senior Art Director. Directly before joining IF, he worked as a Senior Graphic Designer for the Alliance Abroad Group. Cantillo holds a B. A. in Graphic Design from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Columbia.

As Internet Marketing Engineer, William Yarbrough brings much experience to IF in Web solutions from e-commerce, forums, Web applications, and e-campaigns (http://www. intra-focus. com/event-marketing-promo-merch. html). Having founded Vesper Web Design in 2006, he has also served as a Lead Programmer for ISDG, Inc. and a Web Manager for the Engineering of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he has won awards for accessibility and American Disabilities Act compliance in Web design. Yarbrough will work closely with the web development and design teams for some of IF's largest clients. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science.

"Shawn, Juancho, and William bring expertise and diverse perspectives that will continue to help us establish IF as one of the top agencies in Austin," said Kelli Furrer, Chief Operating Officer of IF marketing & advertising. "Shawn and Juancho's creative input has been integral in our award-winning designs, and their leadership has helped our clients earn distinction in their markets. And with the addition of William's knowledge and capabilities, their work will continue to make an impact for our clients and our agency, both in Austin and on the national scene."

About IF Marketing & Advertising
IF Marketing & Advertising (http://www. yourifteam. com) is a rapidly growing full-service marketing company, based in Georgetown, Texas, that combines innovative designs, strategic leadership, and upfront accountability to deliver traditional and internet marketing solutions. Leveraging marketing expertise and trendsetting creativity, IF helps clients build brand strategy and market presence that generates qualified demand and quantifiable results. Ranked 5th largest web design ad agency and named the #4 fastest-growing private company in Central Texas by the Austin Business Journal in 2007, IF provides innovative marketing solutions to businesses from start-up to Fortune 500.

For more information on IF Marketing & Advertising, contact:
Robert Cowes
Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Interactive Marketing


Sunday, August 27, 2006



(PRWEB) April 11, 2000

Upcoming epic book and film for readers and viewers.

The New York Times reporter, Nicholas Wade, has reported on Human Genome research, and he covers the doctors and researchers who are at the forefront. But is anyone covering this story in terms of the little guy and his or her family's DNA?

Human Diversity Genome is developing into a major story. Sunday, April 9 New York Times has a story, "If Biology Is Ancestry, Are These People Related?" by Nicholas Wade, the science writer, that looks at the human side of the story. The story is of Dr. Bryan Sykes, a British geneticist, of Oxford Ancestors, a company which applied for a DNA patent to trace surnames to the original person who had that surname. It shows the vast application of genome research.

Human Genome will have major implications in culture, that is, in people's attitudes and relationships toward each other, not only in science in their health and medicine. Based on the results, this writer has written a book and film about her family's ancestors, who were Maroon rebel freedom fighters who fought for their land and their freedom in the Caribbean and in America. They fought kings, royalty, nobilty, popes, international merchants, merchant adventurers, governors, and pirates.

Our client says, the geneticists of the Human Diversity Genome Research team in the U. S. used the results of her genealogical research into her family's nickanmes to compare their DNA to that of their African ancestors. We believe they are the first African-Americans to trace their African ancestors, thanks to human genome research.

This is an incredible story.

She not only identified her African ancestors, but she also found a European ancestor who was the printer of the first Encyclopaedia Britannica, and of the poetry of Robert Burns. The person is writing a book about the human journey of her ancestors from the Stone Age thousands of years ago to America. Their journey is confirmed by her family's DNA.

Contact Assets Public Relations

212-732-7581 or 212-962-3944

Fax: 212-732-6546

New York, N. Y.

Friday, August 25, 2006

PR Grants Awarded by CyberAlert To 16 Non-Profit Organizations -- Recipients Include AlzheimerÂ’s Foundation, Lutheran World Relief, Poison Control Centers, La Leche League International and Earthwatch

PR Grants Awarded by CyberAlert To 16 Non-Profit Organizations -- Recipients Include AlzheimerÂ’s Foundation, Lutheran World Relief, Poison Control Centers, La Leche League International and Earthwatch

CyberAlert, Inc., the online media monitoring and press clipping service, today announced the 16 recipients of its public relations grants to not-for-profit organizations in the United States and Canada. The grants are for one free year of online media monitoring service using CyberAlert 4.0. More than 400 not-for-profit organizations applied for the grants during December.

Stratford, CT (PRWEB) January 19, 2004

CyberAlert, Inc., the online media monitoring and press clipping service, today announced the 16 recipients of its public relations grants to not-for-profit organizations in the United States and Canada. The grants are for one free year of online media monitoring service using CyberAlert 4.0. More than 400 not-for-profit organizations applied for the grants during December.

Not-for-Profit PR Grants Valued at $50,000

In announcing the public relations grants program in December, CyberAlert (http://www. cyberalert. com/ (http://www. cyberalert. com/)) promised a minimum of five grants with a retail value over $25,000. The company actually made 15 awards to 16 different organizations. The retail value of the grants exceeds $50,000. One grant is shared by similar organizations with the same media monitoring needs and goals.

CyberAlert also announced that it intends to award the grants annually.

“We were surprised and delighted by the exceptionally positive response of the PR community to the grants program,” said William J. Comcowich, President and CEO of CyberAlert. “Making choices from among so many worthy organizations was difficult indeed.”

Recipients of PR Grants

The following organizations received grants.

ACCION International

Www. accion. org

Boston, MA

Pioneer in microlending to fight poverty worldwide with small loans and training for tiny businesses of the self-employed poor.

AlzheimerÂ’s Foundation of America

Www. alzfdn. org

New York, NY

Disease research and programs/services for individuals with the disease, their family members, and caregivers.

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Www. aapcc. org

Washington, DC

Promotes reduction of injury, illness, and death from poisonings and greater public use of the national poison emergency hotline.

Bread for the World

Www. bread. org

Washington, DC

Anti-hunger advocacy organization

Buckner Orphan Care International's Shoes for Orphan Souls

Www. helporphans. org

Dallas, TX

Collects and distributes shoes to orphans in more than 30 countries around the world.


Www. earthjustice. org

Oakland, CA

Non-profit, environmental law firm that provides free legal service to organizations and communities fighting for a cleaner environment.

Earthwatch Institute

Www. earthwatch. org

Maynard, MA

Engages volunteers worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

First Book

Www. firstbook. org

Washington, DC

Gives children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.


Www. impacs. org

Vancouver, BC

Provides communication services, media training, media relations and marketing assistance to Canadian charities and not-for-profits.

La Leche League International

Www. lalecheleague. org

Shaumburg, IL

Advocates for breast feeding and infant nutrition worldwide.

Lutheran World Relief

Www. lwr. org

Baltimore, MD

Works with parishes and partners in 50 countries to grow food, improve health, build livelihoods, strengthen communities, end conflict and recover from disasters.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy www. ncrp. org

Washington, DC

Promotes increased philanthropy to constituencies with the least wealth and opportunity, and strives to make philanthropy more responsive and accountable.

RespectED(Canadian Red Cross)

Www. redcross. ca

Calgary, Alberta

Provides education, training and services to help prevent abuse/violence among children and youth

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Www. edexcellence. net

Washington, DC

Research and education organization seeking to improve K-12 education, especially among poor and minority children.

(Joint Award)

Youth Vote Coalition

Www. youthvote. org

Washington, CD

New Voters Project

Www. newvotersproject. org

Denver, CO

Nonpartisan coalitions working to increase the political involvement of young Americans.

Selection Criteria for PR Grants

When CyberAlert first announced the availability of PR grants, the company had not yet developed criteria for selection. After reviewing all grant applications in detail, the following general criteria evolved:

A) organization performs public services for broad constituencies in education, health, environment or social services.

B) organization would benefit from national or international press clipping service

C) organization plans to use the free clipping service for broader purposes than measuring media exposure for the organization itself.

In the end, the selection process favored smaller national and international organizations with innovative services that benefit the young, the poor, the environment and other charitable organizations.

“It was Bill Gates of Microsoft who said ‘Giving away money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place’, stated Comcowich. “After personally reviewing more than 500 grant applications, I agree. All the same, we’re absolutely thrilled that we were able to triple the number of grants and that CyberAlert can effectively help more not-for-profit organizations than we expected. We look forward to continuing the PR grants program for many years and continuing to give back to the PR community that helped us grow and prosper over the past five years.”

About CyberAlert

Founded in 1999, CyberAlert is a worldwide press clipping, media monitoring and Web clipping service that monitors over 13,000+ online news media each day in 17 languages. CyberAlert also monitors Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends. Clients specify their key words and CyberAlert delivers via daily e-mail (7/365) all new clips found the previous 24 hours.

Additional information about CyberAlert services is available at http://www. cyberalert. com (http://www. cyberalert. com)


William J. Comcowich

President and CEO

Comcowic@cyberalert. com

Foot of Broad St.

Stratford, CT 06615


Thursday, August 24, 2006

Learning Locally

Learning Locally

Learndirect scotland launches a new campaign to promote the benefits of local learning centres.

(PRWEB) May 10, 2005

People throughout Scotland are being urged to discover the benefits of learning locally in a new campaign by learndirect scotland.

It aims to show how learning centres can help people get into learning – whether it’s to help them find work, change career or just take up a new hobby.

Over the last five years, a national network of local learning centres has been created throughout Scotland, offering a huge range of courses - from computing to catering, first aid to French.

There are more than 480 centres in the network, all “branded” by Scotland’s gateway to learning, learndirect scotland. That means they meet high quality standards and put the focus firmly on the learner.

They have been set up to make it easier for people of all ages and backgrounds to get into learning – whatever they want to learn – without having to travel too far to do it.

Learning centres can be found in community centres, libraries, colleges, councils, universities, workplaces, football grounds, an old cinema - even in a shopping centre and on a bus!

Wherever they are, they provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment where people can get help to choose what, how and when they learn.

Friendly, expert staff will help people find the right kind of learning to suit their needs, at the time and pace they want it.

Where, when and how people learn is changing all the time. These days, people of all ages and backgrounds are finding out about learning and taking courses available right on their doorstep.

In the heart of the community, young mums, teenagers, retired people, unemployed people, people with disabilities, those with full-time jobs, people with mental health issues and business people are using local learning centres to learn new skills.

Many courses donÂ’t affect benefits and there is often help with childcare costs and travel.

The range of facilities available at learning centres varies from centre to centre. But what doesnÂ’t change is this - learning centres are there to help people get started, and to help them to keep going - no matter when, where or how they decide to learn.

For information on local learning centres, call the learndirect scotland helpline on 0808 100 9000.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Murad to Sponsor Major Spa Research Initiative for 2010 Global Spa Summit

Murad to Sponsor Major Spa Research Initiative for 2010 Global Spa Summit

Will Provide First In-Depth Analysis of Emerging $1-Trillion-Plus Global Wellness Market, and Opportunities for - and Intersections with – the Spa Industry

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

The Global Spa Summit (http://globalspasummit. com/)(GSS), the premier annual event for executives of the spa and wellness industries, today announced that Murad Inc., a skincare leader and operator of the Murad Inclusive Spa™, will sponsor a key research initiative for the upcoming Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 17-19, 2010.

Titled Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies & Opportunities, the research is being conducted by SRI (founded as Stanford Research Institute), and is on track to be as groundbreaking as the firm’s Global Spa Economy Report presented at the 2008 Summit in New York City. That research has gone on to become an important industry benchmark, as the first major study to authoritatively quantify and segment the global spa industry.

Research has been one of the hallmarks of the Global Spa Summit since its inception, and 2010 will prove no exception: with top research firms slated to unveil diverse studies impacting the spa and wellness markets. Murad’s support will underwrite new, cutting-edge research analyzing the synergies, and measuring the opportunities, between the spa sector and the wider $1-trillion-plus global wellness market. And the Murad-sponsored research will dovetail with the Global Spa Summit’s broader 2010 theme, “Bridges Worth Building,” i. e., a focus on identifying and capitalizing on the many connections between spas and wellness, health, tourism, fitness, medicine, beauty, architecture - to name a few.

“At Murad we have made it our mission to transform the spa experience into a destination for ageless living,” said Howard Murad, M. D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc. “This can only be accomplished with an emphasis on education whereby we develop programs that help people take charge of their wellness and control their aging process. We believe very strongly in, and support, numerous initiatives that will help bring research and education to this field, thereby benefiting spa practitioners as they learn and embrace the latest findings and pass them along to their clients.”

“We are very proud of the success we’ve been experiencing with our Murad Inclusive Health Spas at each of our locations around the world,” said Tracey Sameyah, President, Murad Inclusive Health. “We’re also very aware that we’ve been able to achieve what we have, in no small part, because of a commitment to research and education. That is why we have also been working to develop university-quality programs – via Murad’s new University of Inclusive Health – that move beyond training for licensure to advanced professional training that elevates the standards of the industry.”

While there have been discussions about the increasing interconnections between ‘spa’ and ‘wellness,’ this new research will represent the first rigorous exploration that clearly defines the expanding global wellness market, how the spa industry ‘fits’ into it, measuring the consumer forces driving this global revolution, and estimating the bottom-line impact wellness-related products/services have on spas today, and their future market potential.

“Murad’s generosity will help ensure that our industry continues to be a key driver and beneficiary of the powerful global wellness trend,” said Pete Ellis, Chairman of the Board of the Global Spa Summit. “This new knowledge will help spa owners and investors attending the Summit to not only position themselves strategically within the vast, evolving wellness market, but evaluate just-emerging opportunities, to make the right decisions.”

The 2010 Summit:

The fourth annual Global Spa Summit will be held at the historic Ç1ragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul. Attended by top spa, hospitality, tourism and wellness executives from around the world, 2010’s invitation-only Summit is expected to attract a record number of delegates, representing 40 different countries.

GSS is the only global industry event where leaders in spa and related industries gather in a think-tank-like environment to exchange ideas, collaborate, and strategize. The annual conference has become known for its wide range of prestigious speakers, industry panels, and collaborative meetings, as well as for unveiling the industry's most comprehensive research.

For registration/sponsorship information contact: info@globalspasummit. org, or visit: www. globalspasummit. org

For media information, contact Beth McGroaty, beth@rbicom. com, 213-300-0107

About Murad Inc.:
Murad, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Howard Murad. M. D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on skin health and a pioneer of the clinical skincare movement. Based on his decades of medical experience, Dr. Murad has developed and clinically proven The Science of Cellular Water, which focuses on the ability of cell membranes to hold water as the fundamental marker of skin health. Through years of clinical research, Dr. Murad has determined that a beautiful complexion is a reflection of total body wellness, which can be achieved through an Inclusive Health approach – promoting cellular health topically, internally and emotionally. Murad, Inc. continues to share this message with the world through products, services, Murad Inclusive Health Spas and the newly formed University of Inclusive Health.

About Global Spa Summit:
The award-winning Global Spa Summit is an annual event that attracts top-level executives and leaders from around the world with interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, investment, finance, real estate, medicine, manufacturing, technology, consulting, product, tourism and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. With increasing attendance by more countries each year, the Global Spa Summit delegation represented 32 different countries from all continents in 2009.


New Approach to Treating Yeast Infection - Yogurt and Garlic Top List of Most Popular Home Remedies

New Approach to Treating Yeast Infection - Yogurt and Garlic Top List of Most Popular Home Remedies

A recent survey of alternative medicine publications lists yogurt and garlic as the most often recommended home remedies for treating vaginal yeast infection. Several other low-cost home treatments for this common condition which affects up to seventy percent of women are also detailed in the survey.

Spokane, WA (PRWEB) February 23, 2006

Women who suffer from vaginal yeast infection, or candida, may want to visit their kitchen before heading to the drug store. A new survey of recommended alternative medical treatments lists yogurt and garlic as the two most popular home remedies for this condition known to affect nearly three out of every four women at least once in their lifetime. Other treatments found in the survey include dietary and life-style changes plus various herbal remedies.

The Natural Family Health Group, an independent research group specializing in family health issues, conducted this survey over several months and researched print and on-line articles, books, and health guides. According to Jean Sanders, a lead researcher with the Natural Family Health Group, "The purpose of the study was to identify which home treatments were most often recommended in current publications on alternative or complimentary medicine. Women these days want to understand all the medical treatment choices available to them."

An important concept noted in nearly all of the publications reviewed for this survey was that women need to first understand the cause of yeast infection. According to Joseph Apuzzio, MD and researcher focusing on infectious diseases in Gynecology, "A yeast infection is an overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast in the vagina, which is severe enough to cause the patient to have symptoms." In other words, it is normal for healthy women to have the yeast organism, known as Candida Albicans, in small quantities. They experience a so-called yeast infection whenever their normal yeast population grows to excessive levels and thus irritates skin and vaginal tissues.

According to Sanders, "It's really a question of balance, that is, eliminating factors that tend to increase yeast overgrowth while at the same time supplying your body with other normal organisms that compete with the yeast and keep it at normal levels."Sanders explained, "We believe that the reason that yogurt was the most often recommended home treatment is because it reportedly helps to replace the normal balance of so-called friendly microorganisms. The articles we surveyed suggest that affected women should not only eat additional yogurt but that in some cases they may want to apply it directly to affected areas. Women have indicated that this helps relieve some of the discomfort while at the same time encouraging those friendly bacteria be restored back to normal levels."

The survey found fresh garlic to be the second most popular home treatment. Alternative medicine proponents claim that garlic contains a natural anti-fungal substance that can help reduce a yeast overgrowth condition. Additional suggestions noted in the survey include discontinuing the use of commercial douche products that can adversely affect the normal balance of healthy microorganisms and also avoiding tight-fitting clothing especially those made of synthetic materials. In addition, the survey lists herbal remedies and other natural products such as acidophilus and other so-called "probiotics".

The Natural Family Health Group has published details of its findings on-line at the website www. home-remedies-yeast-infection. com along with additional articles covering causes, symptoms, and other treatment choices.

"Women who are considering home treatment for their yeast problem should make sure their condition is in fact a yeast infection," warns Sanders. "There are several serious conditions including sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, that can be confused with yeast infection symptoms. Therefore, women should be strongly encouraged to get their doctor to help in diagnosing their condition before starting self-treatment."

About the Natural Family Health Group:

The Natural Family Health Group in an independent research group dedicated to providing consumers with information on family health topics and natural treatments to common conditions.


Shelley Graham, director of marketing

Natural Family Health Group


Http://www. home-remedies-yeast-infection. com (http://www. home-remedies-yeast-infection. com)


Dr. Dorothy L. Smith Receives APhA Foundation 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence

Dr. Dorothy L. Smith Receives APhA Foundation 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence

President and CEO of McLean-based company that specializes in patient education programs is recognized as a pioneer in improving medication adherence.

Mc Lean, VA (PRWEB) July 8, 2010

Dorothy L. Smith, PharmD, Founder and President of Consumer Health Information Corporation in McLean, Virginia, is the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation 2010 Pinnacle Award for Individual Career Achievement.

The Individual Career Achievement award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in enhancing quality in health care and advancing better medication use; professional and personal commitment to increasing the well-being of people; and leadership in improving medication adherence. "The 2010 Pinnacle Award recipients are leaders in re-defining our health care system to focus on enhancing overall quality and improving patient outcomes," said William M. Ellis, APhA Foundation Executive Director and CEO. "Their example should inspire all health care stakeholders to develop innovative care models that are truly patient-centered."

Dr. Dorothy Smith (http://www. consumer-health. com/biography. htm) is an internationally recognized pharmacist, author, patient advocate, clinical educator and expert in patient adherence with medications. She has been a pioneer in patient education and safe medication use from the earliest days of her career in pharmacy. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. A strong patient advocate, she has built exemplary and leading edge pharmacy practices focused on improving patient adherence and helping patients learn how to manage their medications and treatments safely and wisely. She has specialized in translating complicated medical messages into language that the average consumer can understand.

Dr. Smith is the author of more than 130 professional articles and has delivered more than 150 professional and scholarly addresses. She is the author of 23 books including the pioneering textbook for health professionals, Medication Guide for Patient Counseling (Lea & Febiger) and the best sellers Understanding Prescription Drugs (Simon & Schuster) and Understanding Canadian Prescription Drugs (Key Porter). Dr. Smith has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV talk shows both in the United States and Canada.

In 1983, Dr. Smith founded Consumer Health Information Corporation. Under her guidance, the company has developed more than 4000 evidence-based patient education programs for medications, devices, disease management and Phase III clinical trials worldwide. Many of these programs have won “best in class” national and international awards. Her work in risk management (REMS) and patient safety has improved the lives of millions.

Dr. Smith has a solid commitment to “give back” to pharmacy and developed a specialized Patient Education/Drug Information Clerkship elective to help train Doctor of Pharmacy students interested in patient education. This unique program is now affiliated with more than 40 Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and Canada.

"This is truly a great honor.” said Dr. Smith." “I have always believed that the patient is the most important member of the health team. The patient decides if, how and when to take their medications. Yet today, millions of patients are dropping out of therapy because they do not understand how to take their medicines or what to do if they develop side effects. There is no sense purchasing a medication if the patient does not know how to use it.

Even though great strides have been made, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure the safe and effective use of medications. Patients are unknowingly signing away their rights to receive counseling at many pharmacies. Patients in clinical trials need informed consent documents and patient education they can understand so that the dose approved for patients is not higher than it should be and doesn’t lead to increased toxicity and post-marketing dilemmas. In fact, patient education and adherence needs to be more carefully addressed in any research in which patients are making decisions that could affect treatment outcomes. Patient adherence – from research to every-day life – is affecting millions of individuals, families and businesses.”

About Consumer Health Information Corporation
Dr. Dorothy Smith founded Consumer Health Information Corporation (http://www. consumer-health. com) in 1983 to integrate her clinical expertise with the patient adherence research to develop patient education programs that would meet the needs of patients and consumers and decrease life-threatening complications due to improper medication use. The mission of Consumer Health Information Corporation is to help patients learn how to manage their diseases and prescribed treatments safely and wisely. The company has developed evidence-based patient education programs that have successfully bridged the communications gap between patients, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, employers and insurance companies and mitigated medication risk (REMS). A respected clinical and educational source, Consumer Health has won major national and international awards for excellence in patient and consumer education programs that have significantly increased patient adherence.

The APhA Foundation Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards, which recognize pioneering innovative contributions to health care quality through the medication use process, were established in 1997 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation's Quality Center (http://www. pharmacist. com/am/template. cfm? Section=home). The mission of The APhA Foundation is to improve the quality of consumer health outcomes that are affected by pharmacy. The APhA Foundation created the Pinnacle Awards because morbidity and mortality associated with improper medication use by patients is a serious public health problem. Appropriate use of medications can prolong life, relieve suffering, cure or delay the progression of disease and decrease overall health care costs. The 2010 Pinnacle Awards are made possible through the generous support of Pfizer.

Copyright 2010 Consumer Health Information Corporation. All rights reserved.

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MedicalCharting. com Launches EMR Software Solution with CCHIT-Certified EHR Software

MedicalCharting. com Launches EMR Software Solution with CCHIT-Certified EHR Software

Medisoft v15 Helps Small Physician Offices Improve Practice Efficiency and Cash Flow

Port Charlotte, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2009

Today MedicalBillingSoftware. com announced the availability of Medisoft® v15, the latest version of its industry-leading practice management (PM) solution used by more than 70,000 providers in small physician offices. With the new release, MedicalCharting. com also announced the availability of Medisoft Clinical (http://www. medicalcharting. com/medisoft-clinical-medisoft-emr-software. htm), which combines the PM capabilities of Medisoft v15 with Practice Partner Patient Records, a CCHIT Certified® 08 Ambulatory electronic health record (EHR). The result is a single PM/EHR solution for small physician offices that are focused on delivering the highest quality to their patients at an affordable price.

Medisoft 15 also includes the integration of Focus Reports (now Medisoft Reports) into Medisoft Advanced and Medisoft Network Professional. Medisoft Reports includes a wide variety of reports that give unparalleled information on managed care plans, in-depth financial information, marketing statistics, service facility financial information, templates to export data for use in other software and the ability to run custom reports.

"Medisoft medical billing software (http://www. medicalbillingsoftware. com/index. htm) offers significant functionality for the price," Selent continued. "But the reporting functionality needed improvement. Now, Medisoft customers have as good, if not better, reporting than users of much more expensive systems."

Medisoft Clinical is a CCHIT Certified® 08 Ambulatory EHR and meets the Certification Commission's criteria for office-based use. With the recent passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U. S. government will invest more than $19 billion in healthcare IT incentives to accelerate the adoption of EHRs by office-based physicians and hospitals. While it is still uncertain as to what type of certification will be required to qualify for the incentives, industry experts believe there is a likelihood the requirements will be based on the standards that have been adopted by CCHIT.

Medisoft Clinical is sold and implemented primarily through its sister website http://www. medicalcharting. com (http://www. medicalcharting. com) MedicalCharting. com contracts with McKesson to sell, implement and support McKesson's EHR and practice management systems for small, independent practices.

"Medisoft Clinical is designed and priced to be within reach of our current Medisoft customers, and at a price point they can afford," said Harry Selent, president of MedicalBIllingSoftware. com. "In addition, our implementation methodology that MedicalCharting. com has developed, simplifies the startup process and takes much of the pain out of the conversion from paper to electronic health records or EMR software. Through this implementation system, doctors can even still continue their current transcription, which can be imported into the EMR software program (http://www. medicalcharting. com/index. htm)."

"We have been a Medisoft practice management user since 1998 and added the EHR component this year," said Dr. Alan Kravitz of Complete Foot & Ankle. "The most important factor in selecting an EHR was integration with our current billing system. It was also important to have local implementation and support, and to minimize the disruption to our practice and cash flow."

"At a time when small physician offices are struggling to bring in enough revenue to maintain viable practices, McKesson's focus is on enabling them to provide high-quality care while operating as efficiently as possible," said Harry Selent "Medisoft v15 (http://www. medicalbillingsoftware. com/medisoft-software. htm) offers new reporting capabilities as well as billing and scheduling enhancements that further streamline operations, reduce overhead and optimize cash collections."

About MedicalBillingSoftware. com and MedicalCharting. com
MedicalBillingSoftware. com and MedicalCharting. com are healthcare software technology companies dedicated to providing cost effective medical billing software, practice management software, and electronic medical records software (emr software) to small and medium sized physician offices around the country. MedicalBillingSoftware. com has been in business for over 20 years and is a member of its local Chamber of Commerce and donates a portion of its profit to disaster relief organizations and community service organizations. Its President and CEO, Harry Selent, has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Venture Valley Hosts World - Renowned Living Foods Organization (AWI)

Venture Valley Hosts World - Renowned Living Foods Organization (AWI)

Venture Valley Conference Center is one of the most sought - after destinations for group meetings and corporate retreats. "Once we visited Venture Valley...we knew this had to be our event's location," said Winifert Lawson-Graves, Vice president or Marketing and Development at AWI.

Corralitos, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2010

Ms. Lalita Salas, protégé of the globally respected Dr. Ann Wigmore, along with other colleagues from the Ann Wigmore Institute (AWI) in Puerto Rico, will be conducting a 4-day Living Foods educational conference, August 19-22, 2010, at the Venture Valley Meeting and Event Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Attendees will learn about the benefits of living foods, participate in daily yoga classes, and attend seminars about health, wellness and living foods meal preparation.

“When we decided to conduct our conference in the United States, we obviously had a wide variety of event sites to choose from all over the country,” says Winifert Lawson-Graves, Vice President of Marketing & Development at AWI. “But once we visited Venture Valley, and toured their beautiful grounds, and saw their overnight accommodations, meeting facilities, and professional-grade culinary kitchen, we knew this had to be our event’s location.”

Venture Valley is an all inclusive meeting and event facility located on 50 acres of redwood forest above Monterey Bay. The property offers: A variety of equipped meeting rooms; 15 guest rooms; swimming pool; hot sub and sauna; on-site catering services staffed by culinary experts; a large guest dining hall; decks/patios for gatherings and dining outside; and a spacious kitchen, filled with new professional equipment and appliances.

“We are delighted to have this prestigious group at our facility. They’ve recently started marketing their event and already inquiries are coming in from all over the U. S.,” shares Bonnie Wendt, Owner of Venture Valley. “A majority of the clients who book our property are corporations, professional associations, or individuals (such as professional speakers, trainers, chefs, etc.) from the U. S. So it’s wonderful to see the reputation of our unique facility starting to attract clients like AWI from abroad!”

To learn more about this upcoming event in August, “Gateway to a Healthier You: Ann Wigmore Introduction to a Living Foods Lifestyle™,” visit: www. AnnWigmore. org/gateway (http://www. AnnWigmore. org/gateway) or call

1-787-868-6307 x: 31. Space is limited.

For information about the Venture Valley Meeting and Event Center, and to inquire about having your next event there, visit: www. VentureValley. com or call 1-831-761-9940.

About the Ann Wigmore Institute: The health and healing benefits of a lifestyle rich in living foods are numerous. Dr. Ann Wigmore, a pioneer in living foods, recognized the healing powers of eating uncooked foods. Thousands of individuals from around the world, suffering from diseases and chronic illnesses, and those seeking a healthier lifestyle, have visited the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico to learn about the teachings of Dr. Ann Wigmore.


Free Budget Kit Helps with Spending, Retirement One Million Budget Kit CDs to be Given Away at <a href="http://www. freebudgetkit. com" onclick="linkClick(this. href)">www. freebudgetkit. com</a&gt

Free Budget Kit Helps with Spending, Retirement One Million Budget Kit CDs to be Given Away at www. freebudgetkit. com

As part of an effort to help Americans retire in style, FamilyFN – America’s Family Financial Network – is giving away one million copies of its Quick & Easy Budget Kit CD at www. freebudgetkit. com.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2005

“Many consumers are worried about retirement and it’s no surprise given that benefit programs are changing or being eliminated altogether,” says Jennifer Openshaw, CEO of FamilyFN, author, and frequent financial commentator on CNN. “Our giveaway will help one million Americans start the New Year right financially and plan their retirements – without it costing them anything.”

Whether a college student, professor, teacher or retiree, the Budget Kit, made for even the most inexperienced computer user, is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to get their budgets under control. The Budget Kit can be ordered at www. freebudgetkit. com free of charge through February 15, 2005. Standard shipping and handling of $4.95 applies. The complete Quick & Easy Budget Kit (workbook and CD) retails for $24.99 and will be in bookstores in February.

A survey conducted on behalf of FamilyFN found that 75% of consumers expected to prepare a budget in 2005 but 13% of them wanted help. Consumers also said their top financial priority in 2005 was to save more (33%), followed by paying down debt (28%).

“Consumers are hurting financially – whether it’s the former teacher who saw retirement benefits taken away or the family that lost its primary source of income,” said Openshaw, who also serves as a columnist for CBS MarketWatch and is host of the Public Television Show, “What’s Your Net Worth?” “Their number-one concern is keeping spending in line – not just to keep afloat but to get ahead.”

The survey also found that:

45% say they are very or somewhat worried about finances heading into the New Year 20% felt they spent more than they could afford through the holidays 36% felt at least some emotion played a role in their holiday spending

“Managing your spending through the holidays and into the New Year is like going on a diet,” says Openshaw. “It's all about controlling what you consume and putting good, healthy proteins into our bodies. For retirees, itÂ’s about making sure we can make ends meet and enjoy a bit of the Golden Years on limited incomes.” 

Some 96% of Americans will retire financially dependent on the government. With many large companies reducing or simply eliminating retirement benefit programs, retirees will carry a greater burden for their financial security.

FamilyFN said that many retirees are ordering the free Budget Kit not only for themselves, but for their children and grandchildren.

“We’ve been amazed at the thousands of orders, many from retirees who are thinking about their loved ones,” said Openshaw.

Openshaw added that good budgeting can result in good credit and, ultimately, lower interest rates. ThatÂ’s because spending more than you can afford leads to debt. Too much debt and late payments impact your credit and, ultimately, the interest rates you pay.

“Out-of-control spending will easily result in bad credit,” says Openshaw. “Just a few late payments, maxing-out on credit cards, or having too much overall debt can easily result in thousands of dollars in higher interest charges. Do yourself and your credit history a favor this New Year: control your spending.”

Finally, Openshaw says there are times when budgeting makes the most sense. These include not just when starting a new year, but also when facing a change in income or a life event. A divorce, death of a spouse or a job loss are important times when people need to revisit their spending.

FamilyFNÂ’s mission is to bring objective, conflict-free advice at a fraction of the price to middle-income Americans. To learn more, visit www. freebudgetkit. com.

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Millenia Hope Inc. Providing Hope to Humanity

Millenia Hope Inc. Providing Hope to Humanity

Millenia Hope opens Subsidiary in Asia.

Montreal (PRWEB) April 17, 2005

Millenia Hope Inc., a Biotech Corporation (MLHP-OTCBB) (Berlin Stock Exchange-MLF), announced today the addition of Mr. Jacky Quan to the Board of Directors. Quan will also be taking the founding position of President of Millenia Hope, Hong Kong. Millenia Hope will strategically open a wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong as a stepping stone for the company to enter the Asian and Indonesian malaria markets. Millenia will be managing the sales in the Pacific Rim, China, Indonesia and SE Asia from Hong Kong.

Born in China and educated in Vietnam and China, Quan is fluent in several SE Asian languages, as well as Mandarin and Cantonese. He is a highly successful businessman in his own right, with an influential global network of financiers and business associates.

“Jacky brings a background in and knowledge of the Asian business culture which is invaluable to Millenia Hope. We have a valuable resource in Jacky, especially now when we are opening discussions in the Asian markets.” said Margaret Bywater, President of Millenia Hope. “We are in the process of revising our business plan to cover, not only our projected sales in Africa, but we are also looking to Asia for longer term revenues. Mr. Quan will be instrumental in the direct contact with Millenia Hope distributors in these markets.”

“We are aware of the biotech manufacturing possibilities in Asia and Indonesia and are open to partnering to further develop our manufacturing process” said Leo Stella, CEO of Millenia Hope. “With our management expertise in biotechnology and genetics, we are equipped to select the most efficient and cost effective approach to meet global needs.”

About Millenia Hope:

Millenia Hope develops innovative treatments and quality products that will increase the quality of life, provide tools in the fight against devastating diseases, and promote healthier lives. Our team is committed to research and development to deliver on global medical needs and to bring hope through healthcare solutions.

Safe Harbor Statement:

Certain statements made in this release may contain language describing the plans, goals, strategies, intentions, forecasts and expectations of Millenia Hope that may be referred to as "forward-looking statements." Several important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements, and Millenia Hope could encounter unanticipated obstacles and delays in developing products, service offerings and markets.

For more information:

Please contact: Mr. Hugo Valente

Tel: 514 846-5757 0r 514 288-8822

Fax: 514 935-9758

Www. milleniahope. com

Admin@milleniahope. com


Monday, August 21, 2006

Under stress? Start Laughtercising™ with new CD

Under stress? Start Laughtercising™ with new CD

Laughtercising(TM) is a new form of exercise utilizing the healing powers of laughter to help ward off stress.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 22, 2004

Laughter has been proven to reduce stress, improve heart health and even help you lose weight. This is the impetus behind the "Laughtercising(tm) CD available at heyugly. org for $10.00. Don't let the name fool you; Hey U G L Y Inc., developed in 2001, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help pre-teens and teens counter bullying, eating disorders, violence, substance abuse and suicide. UGLY is an acronym meaning unique, gifted, lovable, you and proceeds from the CD help to support this cause.

Instructions on the "Laughtercising" CD advise listeners to laugh continuously for at least one minute. Every day, increase the laugh session until you can laugh for ten minutes for a great, workout. The CD is 60 minutes so it can be used as a mood adjuster by playing it in the background as white noise while studying or at work. Comedien Tom Dreesen uses the CD to combat Road Rage. When he's stuck in traffic he plays the CD to reduce his stress.


According to Dr. Andrew Weil, "Laughter is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, and preliminary research suggests laughter may also boost immunity, relieve pain, lower blood sugar in people with type-2 diabetes, and help protect against heart disease."

"When you are stressed and have anxiety, there's an activation of various stress areas in the brain," says Dr. Bruce Rabin, director of the Healthy Lifestyle Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "This alters the concentration of various hormones in blood. These stress hormones have a variety of impacts on health - you feel stressed, they impair your ability to think over time, they increase cholesterol in the heart, and they change how the immune system functions."

Up to 80 muscles are used during a hearty laugh, the blood pressure rises, the heart beats faster and blood oxygen levels increase. In fact, a study released by German gelotologist, Professor Gunther Sickl, revealed that a one-minute guffaw has the same health benefits as a 45-minute gym workout. When the laughter stops, the blood pressure returns to normal and stress hormones are reduced - actually strengthening the immune system.

For more information about the CD call 219-778-2011.


Strategic Venture Association Joins Collective IQ as Special General Partner

Strategic Venture Association Joins Collective IQ as Special General Partner

The Strategic Venture Association has become a Special General Partner in the CIQ platform and Jon Nieman, Vice Chairman of CIQ who is responsible for its alternative investment activities, has joined the advisory board of SVA.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2007

Collective IQ (http://www. collectiveiq. com (http://www. collectiveiq. com)), founded by William "Billy G" Glynn, ranked one of the world's top innovators by InformationWeek magazine, announced today the company's partnership with the Strategic Venture Association (SVA) [http://www. strategicventureassociation. com (http://www. strategicventureassociation. com)]. The Strategic Venture Association has become a Special General Partner in the CIQ platform and Jon Nieman, Vice Chairman of CIQ who is responsible for its alternative investment activities, has joined the advisory board of SVA.

"We are pleased to be aligned with such an esteemed group of corporations and leading edge thinkers, Nieman said. "The strategic approach built with our partners and private equity funds focused on the corporate venture space has outperformed traditional venture capital and offers CIQ a landscape of opportunities, deals and alliances," he continued.

Naveed Khan, Executive Director of SVA and former Managing Director of Siemens Ventures will serve as the key driver in the relationship. SVA is a trade association currently representing 103 global corporate venture programs. SVA serves the corporate venture community much the same way the National Venture Capital Association serves venture capitalists.

"CIQ has been a great partner to the Strategic Venture Association," mentioned Khan. "I have personally witnessed the power and caliber of the Rolodex the team utilizes. This leaves little doubt that they have entered the big leagues. We are excited to have the CIQ team as a resource to help build value for the Strategic Venture Association and our membership base."

"The industry is getting back to its roots where the corporate capital invested in deals is very strategic to businesses and where corporate programs are seeking more and more early stage investing and acquisitions," said Collective IQ Advisor Mark Barry, founder of Microsoft's Emerging Business Unit and Venture Partner at OpenView Venture, at the CIQ annual event held at Duke University for the past decade. "Today the volume of technology innovation and deal flow looks strong. Corporations recognize that external innovation will be a value builder and that M&A will remain healthy and corporations are increasingly seeking smaller, strategic acquisitions and are investing earlier in a company's life cycles."

About The Strategic Venture Association (http://www. StrategicVentureAssociation. com (http://www. StrategicVentureAssociation. com))

Established in 2003, SVA provides a platform for learning and networking for corporate venturing professionals. It provides seminars, forums, and panel discussions on a regular basis where its membership discusses and learns new approaches and best practices in corporate venturing. Their purpose is to promote corporate venturing at all levels in the industry and institutionalize corporate venturing as a significant approach in corporate growth and innovation. Speakers who have addressed SVA members since 1994 are global corporations including Vinod Khosla, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins, Les Vadasz, former Head of Intel Capital, Claudia Fan Munce, VP of Corporate Strategy at IBM and Professor Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director of the Center for Technology Strategy & Management at UC Berkeley.

About CollectiveIQ

Collective IQ (http://www. collectiveiq. com (http://www. collectiveiq. com)) is a Corporate Merchant Bank focused on a family of elite private equity funds (niche equity, buy out, leasing, sub debt, and mezzanine) and a portfolio of companies. Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices worldwide, CIQ serves as the corporate venture and development team for a network of Global 1000 organizations.


Brulant, Inc. Acquires Xteric Technology Group

Brulant, Inc. Acquires Xteric Technology Group

Brulant, Inc., one of the leading online business partners in the nation, announced today that they have acquired Xteric Technology Group, a business diagnostics, web enablement and technology support services specialist. Xteric Technology Group is located in Independence, Ohio.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 15, 2006

Brulant, Inc., one of the leading online business partners in the nation, announced today that they have acquired Xteric Technology Group, a business diagnostics, web enablement and technology support services specialist. Xteric Technology Group is located in Independence, Ohio.

With this acquisition, Brulant will have approximately 200 employees, annual revenue approaching $30 million and will be one of the largest and leading online business partners in the Midwest, and among the top 50 in the country. The acquisition allows Brulant to achieve the scale to fully capitalize on the large market opportunity of companies migrating to Web 2.0 (SOA), and the rapid shift of ad spend to the online channel.

“Brulant made this acquisition for one main reason: to serve our clients better, “ said Len Pagon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brulant. “Our clients’ appetite has continued to grow for our work both in depth and breadth. This combination with a first-class organization like Xteric provides us with more capacity, as well as deeper bench strength, industry concentration and alignment, and most importantly, the ability to better react directly to our clients’ demand.”

Brulant and Xteric have both been operating in the Northeast Ohio market. Xteric has focused its work primarily on business diagnostics, web enablement and technology support services such as application outsourcing and staffing. Brulant is fast becoming a nationally recognized online solutions partner for its capabilities around interactive marketing and creative design, SOA-based web and application development, application managed services, outsourcing, and market intelligence and analytics.

Brulant will continue to focus on the financial services, retail, consumer goods, healthcare and service industries. Moving forward, the firm will have further strength in the combined online marketing, managed services and outsourcing offerings, as well as in key partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Tealeaf and WebTrends.

About Brulant, Inc.

Brulant is the nation’s preeminent online solutions specialist fusing leading-edge technology with break-through interactive and creative strategy. We are a true multi-channel integration partner focused on ensuring one compelling customer experience across all channels, from web initiatives to call centers, stores, kiosks, etc. We celebrate a proven track record throughout our core competencies, including interactive marketing and creative strategy, technology services, web site and application development, and market intelligence and analytics. Ultimately, we are focused on delivering multi-channel solutions that increase our client’s marketshare by improving customer service, brand loyalty and market reach while reducing customer acquisition, retention and conversion costs.

Our clients are middle-market to large global companies within the consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services and retail sectors. We work with clients on a national basis including: Carhartt, Charter One Bank, Citizens Bank, The Cleveland Clinic, Forest City Enterprises, Hallmark, ICI Paints, JoAnn Stores, Key Bank, Luxottica, MTD Products, National City Bank, Pearle Vision, Procter & Gamble, RentWay, SafeGuard Properties, Sears Portrait Studios, Steris, Things Remembered and University Hospitals. With over 200 employees to date, we continue to move at a rapid growth rate.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Orion Rhapsody Secures #1 KLAS Ranking as Top Healthcare Interface Engine for 2nd Time

Orion Rhapsody Secures #1 KLAS Ranking as Top Healthcare Interface Engine for 2nd Time

Rhapsody continues strong momentum with new customer sites going live weekly

SANTA MONICA, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2005

Orion Systems International, a provider of clinical workflow and integration technology to the healthcare sector, announced today that their Rhapsody Interface Engine has been ranked number 1 in the interface engine category of the KLAS Top 20 Mid-Year Report Card in June 2005.

Rhapsody, which maintains its number 1 ranking from the December 2004 Year-End Report, scored higher than all other vendors in the interface engine category, including Quovadx Cloverleaf, SeeBeyond Datagate and eGate, Siemens OPENLink, Eclipsys eLink, and Sybase.

KLAS has partnered with thousands of healthcare professionals (executives like CFOs and CIOs along with Directors, Managers and Clinicians) creating a dynamic database of performance information on the Healthcare Information Technology software vendors. The KLAS database benefits all players in the healthcare market by reporting vendor performance data from 6,000 healthcare facilities, 300 HIT vendors and 500 different products. http://www. healthcomputing. com (http://www. healthcomputing. com)
“Orion is pleased that Rhapsody remains ahead of the pack in the KLAS ratings,” said Paul Viskovich, President North America for Orion Systems International. “Since the beginning of 2005, a new Rhapsody site has gone live almost weekly on average, which indicates that Rhapsody is providing the healthcare industry with a realistic and reliable interfacing alternative to other products in the market.”

NightHawk Radiology Services, the worldwide leading provider of overnight and off-hour radiology coverage for hospitals and clinics across America, chose Rhapsody to coordinate messaging of radiology reports to their clients, and went live with Rhapsody in April 2005.

“In order to integrate NightHawk Radiology Services with our hundreds of customers, we needed an interface engine that was flexible, reliable, secure, fast and easy to implement. Rhapsody was the obvious choice,” said Scott Berger, Director of Information Technology at Nighthawk Radiology Services. “We were up and running after 1 day of installation and 2 days of training. It is that easy. Rhapsody has made our challenge of sending radiology reports electronically to our hundreds of customers’ RIS seamless and care free.”

About Rhapsody™ Integration Engine

Rhapsody™ Integration Engine delivers advanced inter-system messaging capabilities to health sector organizations of all kinds. Rhapsody is designed for rapid, effortless installation and use, and enables quick and efficient exchange of electronic data, and is used by healthcare organizations around the world including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NaviMedix, the State Departments of Health of New York, Maine, Virginia and US Virgin Islands. More information can be found by visiting http://www. orionhealth. com/rhapsody (http://www. orionhealth. com/rhapsody)

About Orion Systems International

Orion Systems International delivers a complete, end-to-end IT integration platform for healthcare information systems of all kinds. Orion's easy-to-use tools and applications integrate and enhance existing systems and deliver secure, universal access to information. Orion's clinical information solutions have been used and trusted around the world for ten years. Orion has more than 1,000 clients worldwide including Johns Hopkins Hospital, New York State Department of Health, Central Washington Hospital, McKesson, NaviMedix, CDC, Abbott Laboratories and many more. More information can be found at http://www. orionhealth. com (http://www. orionhealth. com)

About KLAS Enterprises

KLAS, founded in 1996, is the only research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of Healthcare's Information Technology (HIT) vendors. KLAS, in concert with thousands of healthcare executives, CIOs, directors, managers and clinicians has created a dynamic database of information on the performance of both HIT vendors and PSFs. The KLAS database represents the opinions of healthcare executives, managers and clinicians from over 6,000healthcare facilities on 300+ vendors and 500+ different products. The information is continually refreshed with new performance evaluations and interviews daily. http://www. healthcomputing. com (http://www. healthcomputing. com). ©2005 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


Rebuilding Business Infrastructure in Metro New Orleans Is a Monumental Task

Rebuilding Business Infrastructure in Metro New Orleans Is a Monumental Task

Until three weeks ago, the Crescent City was home to 31,000 businesses employing over half a million people.

Westerly, RI (PRWEB) September 21, 2005

Devonshire Associates Ltd., a leading supplier of econometric and demographic information products, today released exclusive data that reveals the monumental scale of the effort required to help New Orleans businesses overcome the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to the storm, metropolitan New Orleans - which includes the cities of Kenner and Metarie, as well as the regions just north and east of Lake Ponchartrain – was home to 31,240 businesses that employed 539,295 people. Of those, 5,181 were retail establishments employing 70,625 people. Another 2,510 businesses in the foodservice industry employed 49,996 people. Together, the greater New Orleans retail and foodservice sectors accounted for nearly $17 billion in annual sales. Since most of these establishments can be expected to have operated in one-story ground-floor facilities, widespread structural damage, equipment and inventory loss – with a resulting loss of revenue and employment – is virtually certain.

"Much of the national focus has been on rebuilding public infrastructure – roads and bridges – and private residences," said John Rafferty, president and CEO of Devonshire. "Our data shows that New Orleans was home to an extremely diverse and robust consumer economy that will require additional tens of billions to restore. And, of course, the impact on wages and salaries still can’t be gauged."

Reinforcing the notion of New Orleans as an already poor community, Rafferty noted that while New Orleans is the 40th largest metropolitan area in the country, it ranks 272nd in median household income. The single greatest private employment sector is healthcare and social assistance services (77,529 employees in 3,289 establishments), followed by retail, foodservice and manufacturing (40,912 employees in 924 establishments).

For elaboration or more information about Devonshire, contact Mark Gordon at 401.348.6600. You can also visit the companyÂ’s web site at www. devonline. com. A company backgrounder is attached, along with DevonshireÂ’s MetroBuy Report for the New Orleans-Metarie-Kenner metropolitan area. This information is also available online at http://www. devonline. com/nolabiz. pdf (http://www. devonline. com/nolabiz. pdf).

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hull Barrett Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer, Breast Cancer and Hunger

Hull Barrett Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer, Breast Cancer and Hunger

Hull Barrett, PC proudly participates in Dress Down for Press On, Lee National Denim Day and It’s Spooky to Be Hungry.

Augusta, GA (Vocus) November 2, 2010

Hull Barrett strongly believes that coming together for the benefit of others provides an additional opportunity to interact with colleagues and build camaraderie in situations that are unique and may not occur in the typical course of regular business. It is important to give back and make a difference. Hull Barrett is honored to have participated in three efforts that are near and dear to our staff and community.

To recognize National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and support one of our own, Hull Barrett employees participated in Dress Down For Press On in honor of two special Cure kids who have been affected by childhood cancer, Brennan Simkins and Patrick Chance. Press On was created by Erin and Stephen Chance after their three-year-old son, Patrick, was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in June 2006. The Press On mission was expanded to include acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2009 when Turner and Tara Simkins joined forces with the Chances as a result of their son Brennan’s diagnosis with AML on the eve of his seventh birthday. Beating neuroblastoma and AML requires funding for more research and for expensive and risky clinical trials. On September 30th Hull Barrett employees, along with several businesses in the Central Savannah River Area, made contributions and dressed down to raise awareness for much needed pediatric cancer research. Employees of Hull Barrett raised $1,342 to be donated to Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer in Patrick and Brennan’s honor.

Did you know that one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. In 2009, there were 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths. To help raise awareness and funds Hull Barrett participated in the Lee National Denim Day, the largest single-day fundraiser nationwide for breast cancer. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day's philosophy has been: one day, one cause, one cure®. On October 8, 2010 Hull Barrett employees wore their favorite jeans to work and made a $5 donation to support Women's Cancer Programs of EIF, who are bringing together world-class scientists to develop an early detection blood test and working in Lee Labs nationwide to find less toxic, more effective treatments for breast cancer patients.

While the economy is recovering, many Americans are still struggeling to put food on their table. Roughly, forty-nine million Americans are struggling with hunger, including seventeen million children. It’s Spooky to be Hungry! began in 1995 in Augusta, Georgia and, over the last several years, has expanded to several other cities. One hundred percent of the proceeds and donations go directly to the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Hull Barrett believes in the fight against hunger and is proud to participate in the 16th annual It's Spooky to be Hungry! grassroots, neighbor-to-neighbor food drive. Through out the month of October, anyone can drop off non-perishable food donations at any one of the three Hull Barrett office locations. Hull Barrett’s goal is to help the Golden Harvest Food Bank exceed it’s 2009 donation of 109,000 pounds of food.

Hull Barrett is proud to participate and support these three great causes and hopes you will help us in the fight against childhood cancer, breast cancer and hunger. If you are interested in joining our efforts and donating to these causes please visit:

•CURE Childhood Caner or 12 Bands of Christmas
•Lee National Denim Day
•Golden Harvest Food Bank

About Hull Barrett, PC:
Hull Barrett, PC is a full service law firm with 28 attorneys firm wide. The firm is engaged in a general civil practice providing a broad range of legal services with an emphasis on general litigation, trials and appeals; securities and corporate law; mergers, acquisitions and public offerings; local government law and eminent domain actions; health care; computer and technology law; internet ventures; trademark and copyright law; taxation; public finance; commercial real estate; construction law and disputes; employment law; banking law; insurance law; trusts, estate planning and probate; First Amendment and media law and environmental matters. Hull Barrett represents a broad client base of major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, financial and lending institutions, local governments, public authorities, public utilities, railroad companies, insurance companies, health care institutions and individuals.

Hull Barrett is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus), the leading alliance of small and medium-sized, top-rated, independent firms. Primerus has 160 law firms located in Canada, China, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and 44 states in the United States. Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, partner-level service at reasonable fees. Law firms in the U. S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited annually to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.


Mindy Thompson-Banko, Simply Retail's Founder and President, Will be a Featured Speaker at World Research Group's 3rd Annual Retail Health Clinic Summit in Chicago, IL

Mindy Thompson-Banko, Simply Retail's Founder and President, Will be a Featured Speaker at World Research Group's 3rd Annual Retail Health Clinic Summit in Chicago, IL

Introducing retail on-site as a professionally run business model is an emerging and profitable strategy for many healthcare organizations. In this presentation, Mindy will offer practical knowledge about the basics of retail and what's required to sell cash-and-carry retail products within an organization.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 31, 2008

Mindy Thompson-Banko, Simply Retail's Founder and President, will be a featured speaker at World Research Group's 3rd Annual Retail Health Clinic Summit in Chicago, IL on June 3rd and 4th. Thompson-Banko will be speaking from 3:30-4:10 CST on June 3rd; her presentation is titled "The Retail Revolution in Healthcare 08."

Introducing retail on-site as a professionally run business model is an emerging and profitable strategy for many healthcare organizations. In this presentation, Mindy will offer practical knowledge about the basics of retail and what's required to sell cash-and-carry retail products within an organization. Thompson-Banko will discuss how healthcare retail is re-defining patient care and revolutionizing how hospitals deliver retail products and services. "The healthcare industry doesn't need to be convinced that it has to make changes," says Thompson-Banko. "What's needed is a sound strategic initiative that goes beyond theory or hype and actually delivers results--defined by meeting a hospital's mission and goals and generating new revenues."

There is still plenty of time to register for the summit. To get more information or to register, go to http://worldrg. com (http://worldrg. com).

About World Group Research
World Research Group delivers actionable information when you need it, how you need it and where you need it. They create over 100 events each year focusing on areas of most relevance to our served industry sectors. Utilizing proprietary research and a faculty of hand-picked expert practitioners, World Research Group conferences deliver hands-on strategies to transform businesses; their satisfied repeat customers can attest to the effectiveness of their content.

About Simply Retail
Simply Retail was formed in 1994 and is the nation's leading provider of Healthcare Retail. Based in Minneapolis, Simply Retail is a retail consultancy and management company with expertise in both retail planning and implementation, integrating retail operations with patient care through customized Retail Systems. In addition, Simply Retail has an alliance with a nationally recognized retail/healthcare architecture firm and has developed an in-house design department that creates customized design elements for each client. Simply Retail also has forged partnerships with POS vendors, concierge services and healthcare developers to create retail opportunities for hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, medi-spas, fitness centers and rehabilitation facilities across the nation.

For more information, please contact Pam Donaby at 612-659-8200, ext. 10, or visit www. simplyretailinc. com.

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Aprima and NIS-Systems Partner to Offer Electronic Health Record Solution to Practices in Jacksonville, Florida

Aprima and NIS-Systems Partner to Offer Electronic Health Record Solution to Practices in Jacksonville, Florida

Area Practices Seeking EHR Benefit from Local Presence

Dallas, TX (Vocus) November 10, 2009

Aprima Medical Software (originally iMedica), a leading developer of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems for medical practices, today announced a reseller agreement with NIS-Systems (Networking and Information Services, Inc.), a locally owned and operated medical office support and network video surveillance company in Orange Park, Florida. The agreement brings AprimaÂ’s award-winning EHR / PM software and NISÂ’ local tech support and IT expertise to Jacksonville area physicians.

“In response to physician demand in our region, we’re now at the forefront by offering a proven solution to area medical practices,” said Shawn Johnson, President of NIS-Systems. “When considering several EHR vendors, Aprima was the only solution that offered the full package – a flexible system loaded with built-in functionality. The partnership with Aprima enhances our service offerings to clients and future clients, especially those in the Jacksonville area, as they will benefit from local training and support. We are now a one-stop shop for doctors looking to start up or enhance a practice with the finest EHR and practice management healthcare technology available.”

NIS-Systems entered into the agreement after Johnson evaluated the Aprima solution with IT customer and practitioner, Dr. Gary C. Bernard, an Internal Medicine Specialist with Pointe Medical Services in Orange Park, FL. “The initial attraction to Aprima was its billing and e-prescribing functionality, enhanced coding and the overall flexibility of the solution,” said Dr. Bernard. He added that his billing and receivables went up by 40 percent one month after implementation. “Virtually all my paperwork had been eliminated – and that really sparked NIS-Systems’ interest in promoting and offering the Aprima EHR/PM software to local physicians.”

AprimaÂ’s product vision comes from its collaboration with its customers. Its single database underpins both the EHR and PM functionality, a design approach that speeds users through their day. The product respects providersÂ’ individuality by using common problem pallets instead of rigid templates. This enables each person to practice according to his or her own protocols rather than being forced to conform to least common denominator standards found in template-based systems. It also eases product set up and adoption. AprimaÂ’s licensing plans make sense for everyone from solo rural practitioners to multi-specialty urban groups.

“Our partnership with NIS-Systems will be a tremendous benefit to medical practices in the greater Jacksonville area seeking to integrate the various technologies required to effectively automate today’s physician offices,” said Michael Nissenbaum, CEO of Aprima. “As practices begin to take advantage of the stimulus funds, local resellers like NIS-Systems are key to helping avoid the inevitable log jam that will take place as physicians rush to implement EHR solutions in time to earn the entire government allotment.”

NIS-Systems offers additional information about the Aprima EHR and PM solution on its web site.

About NIS Systems

Founded in November 2000, Networking & Information Services Inc. (NIS-Systems, Inc) offers high quality Computer Network consulting (wireless or LAN). As of March 2009NIS-Systems supports medical practices with electronic health record solutions, IT Support, hardware, Web site development, security and anti-virus protection, video surveillance and data back-up. The NIS staff of certified professionals is experienced and committed to excellence, and has earned NIS the reputation as one of the best Computer Network consulting specialists in the area. Located in Orange Park, Florida, NIS –Systems can be contacted by visiting their website at http://www. nissystems. com.

About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.

Aprima Medical Software, Inc., founded as iMedica in 1998, develops innovative electronic health record and practice management solutions for medical practices. Reach Aprima at 866-960-6890, info(at)aprimaEHR(dot)com or online at aprima. com].

Media Contact:

Britt Rabinovici

KNB Communications



Company Contact:

Randy Schiff 

Aprima Medical Software, Inc.



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Neptune Krill Oil - Omega 3 6 9

Neptune Krill Oil - Omega 3 6 9

Neptune Krill Oil: Better than FISH OIL - Based on recent studies, north american people suffers from a lack of Omega 3 6 9 essentials fatty acids in their daily meals. Fatty acids (Omega 3) are mainly present in fishes, fish oil but people quit eating fishes for many reasons...ex: presence of mercury. The Neptune Krill Oil Omega 3 is an alternative for our daily intake of Omega-3 essentials fatty acids. 100% Neptune Krill Oil Omega 3

(PRWEB) February 28, 2004

KRILL OIL OMEGA 3 6 9 - Neptune Krill Oil NKO

Omega 3-6-9, antioxidants and phospholipids


Based on recent studies, north american people suffers from a lack of fatty acids in their daily meals. Omega 3 essentials fatty acids are mainly present in fishes, fish oil but people quit eating fishes for many reasons...ex: presence of mercury. Neptune Krill Oil Omega 3 6 6 is mercury free.

Where can we find those fatty acids if we stopped eating fishes? Omega 3 is essentials to maintain good physical and mental health. Neptune Krill Oil contains Omega 3 6 9 essentials fatty acids with antioxidants and phospholipids.

The Neptune Krill Oil is also better than ordinary fish oil cause it contains powerful antioxidants and phospholipids.

Read the review:

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> The Neptune Krill Oil and Protein - Nutra Krill tm

> Omega 3 6 9, antioxidants and phospholipids


O Increases body energy

O Boost immune system

O Provides UV sun ray protection

O Prevents heart disease

O Lower bad cholesterol

O Increases concentration/brain

O Reduces Arthritis problems

O Helps digestive functions

O Eliminates PMS syndrom

O A powerful antioxidant

O Omega 3-6-9 (balanced)

O Vitamins A, D and E

O Source of unique phospholipids

O Good source of choline


(ex: pesticide, BPC, mercury, ...)



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Antioxidants, phospholipids and OMEGA 3 6 9




Des études démontrent que la société contemporaine souffre d'une carence alimentaire au niveau des acides gras Oméga-3. Ces acides gras que l'on retrouve en grande partie dans le poisson, huile de poisson, sont essentiels au maintien de notre santé mentale et physique.

Pour diverses raisons, le poisson est de moins en moins présent dans notre alimentation (ex: mercure). Une alternative à cette carence nutritionnelle est le supplément naturel d'Huile de Krill en gélule contenant des Oméga-3-6-9 et bien plus...Mieux que l'huile de poissons, car l'huile de krill contient de antioxydants puissants.

Lisez l'article:

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> Huile de Krill - Nutra Krill mc

> Oméga 3 6 9, antioxydants et phospholipides

O Augmente l'énergie du corps

O Stimule le système immunitaire

O Offre une protection contre les UV

O Prévient les maladies cardiaques

O Diminue le mauvais cholestérol

O Aide à la concentration/mémoire

O Réduit les douleurs arthrityque

O Stimule le système digestif

O Soulage le SPM et la dysménorrhée

O Pouvoir antioxydant incomparable

O Omega 3-6-9 (en équilibre)

O Vitamines A et E

O Source de phospholipides uniques

O Bonne source de choline


(ex: pesticide, BPC, mercure, ...)

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Source of Omega 3 6 9, powerful antioxidant and phospholipids