Saturday, June 30, 2007

Canadian Company Launches Anti-Legionella Innovation

Canadian Company Launches Anti-Legionella Innovation.

After four years in research end development, Canadian water treatment manufacturing company ProCare Water Treatment rolls out the most affordable and reliable anti-Legionella solution dedicated for healthcare facilities, nursing homes, hotels and cruise ships.

Moncton, NB (PRWEB) July 24, 2006

Hundreds of healthcare facilities and nursing homes in the United States and Europe have adopted copper silver ionisation as a long term and affordable water treatment solution to control and kill Legionella bacteria. This deadly waterborne bacteria, normally active in water temperature between 20C and 55C, can cause pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease and is a growing concern for healthcare facilities, nursing homes, hotels and cruise ships around the world.

Over the past years solving this bacterial and environmental problem without requiring total water pipe replacement or the use of chemicals has been the key to the success of ProCare Water Treatment Inc. This Canadian company is now launching the latest and unique version of its chemical free water treatment technology intended to eliminate on-going maintenance requirements.

Copper silver ionisation water treatment systems are composed of two primary components. The first is an electronic controller module that manages the ionisation process. The second component, linked to the primary controller module, is a chamber cell (or cells) that enclose copper and/or silver anodes which are used to introduce metallic ions into a potable water distribution system.

Historically, facilities using copper silver ionisation have required maintenance to keep the metallic anodes clean from scaling, also knows as calcium carbonate. To counter this environmental fact, ionisation manufacturers have required the owners to physically clean periodically the copper/silver anodes. To facilitate the cleaning process, distributors occasionally offer service contracts to take care of ongoing maintenance. In either case, hidden expenses associated to electrode maintenance can cost facilities from $5,000 to over $25,000 per year in addition to the initial standard technology start-up costs.

To solve these engineering and environmental issues, Legionella control expert and manufacturing company ProCare Water Treatment Inc., has launched its latest patented version of the AquaLyse® technology classified as “self cleaning”. The AquaLyse® SC industrial copper silver ionisation systems not only controls and kills the deadly Legionella bacteria normally found in potable hot water distribution networks, it also delivers a totally automated and environmentally friendly self cleaning solution that requires absolutely no on-going maintenance or costly cleaning service contracts.

According to Mr. Gauthier, CEO and chief microbiologist for the corporation, this Canadian water treatment technology is a first and unique in the world. The solution can easily be installed in any existing water distribution systems at an average cost of between $25,000 to $100,000 per facility depending on overall infrastructure size and requirements.

Gauthier adds that when the AquaLyse® SC models are compared to other direct or in-direct Legionella control alternatives such as; older types of ionisation systems, chlorine dioxide, expensive plumbing system replacement, corrosive hyper chlorination or scalding thermal eradication, that the AquaLyse® latest automated models are definitely the best, most affordable and reliable solution on the market today.

ProCare Water Treatment Inc. is the only industrial copper silver ionisation manufacturing company in Canada and the only one the world to offer this specific type of patented automated and self cleaning water treatment solution.

About ProCare Water Treatment Inc.

ProCare Water Treatment Inc. is based in Moncton, New Brunswick. It owns multiple patents on its Legionella control and prevention water treatment technology and has distribution partnerships in the United States, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the most recent additions Norway, Sweden and Denmark.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

National Homebuyers Top Ten Tips For Retirement

National Homebuyers Top Ten Tips For Retirement

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. A lot of people only focus on finances, and fail to think about, or plan for, how they will spend their time. You spend years trying to ‘upsize’ to your dream home, but when you retire you find council tax and utility bills have risen above inflation, life expectancy has lengthened, and the pension pot on which you have to live on has got smaller than you expected.

(PRWEB) October 18, 2006

By GE Life’s reckoning, 60% of people will receive a lot less money than they expected when they retire, while research from Fidelity International has found the typical household sees their income drop by 50% in retirement.

By selling your house to National Homebuyers, retirees have the opportunity to release the equity in their home, giving them a tax-free lump sum and remain living in their home. National Homebuyers understands that once retirement age has been reached people want to enjoy their time not working. When money is no longer an issue due to a successful house sale, you will need to think about what to do with your time.

So when you have retired, what can you do to make the most of it? By releasing the equity tied up in your home, you are financially free of the stress of money but you are then in a position to afford to do the things you have always dreamt of doing. National homebuyers has come up with some suggestions to maximise your free time and experience new ventures:

1. First things first, throw the alarm clock away and enjoy long lie-ins with breakfast in bed. Get your retirement off to a flying start by imagining all the traffic congestion and train hold-ups you are lucky enough to be missing.

2. Get a part-time job, which you love. Many people who enjoy the bustle and creativity of the workplace find that working at least part-time after retirement age offers the best opportunity to stay busy.

3. You could try volunteering. Many older people gain satisfaction from an active involvement with good causes. By doing this you could get the opportunity to do some really interesting charity work, meet like-minded people and add a special meaning to your life, safe in the knowledge you are helping others while doing it.

4. You have the time to sort out your long-term care plans. The Queen mother lived until she was 101 and Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper became the oldest woman alive in 2004 at the age of 113. These days’ people are living longer and the need for residential homes and home nursing care is greater. On average nursing home care costs over £27,000 in London and over £20,000 for the rest of the UK. Residential home care costs over £20,000 per year in London and over £14,000 for the rest of the UK. By selling your home to National Homebuyers you could ease your financial pressures by setting aside some money should a health care emergency arise, while staying in your current home by utilising the sell and rent back option.

5. Take up a new hobby or expand on an existing one. They say that everyone has one good book in them…well now you have the time to write it! If writing isn’t something you want to do you could try painting or yoga. The possibilities are endless.

6. You can take advantage of the special discounts people over the age of 60 are offered. People aged 60 or over are entitled to free off-peak bus travel in the local authority or area where they live. In Wales, if you are over 60, you’re entitled to a free bus pass obtainable from the local authority, which can be used at any time of the day. You can also get cheap theatre tickets - concessionary rates are sometimes available for senior citizens, though proof of status is always required.

7. It could be time to start thinking about inheritance tax. In real life, possessions of worth aren’t just romantically passed down to members of your family. In real life the tax man likes to take a large chunk… and his reasons aren’t sentimental either! Everything owned, which is worth over £275,000 will be taxed at a rate of 40% - for example, if an estate is worth £400,000 then £125,000 of it could be taxed at a rate of 40%. This means £50,000 would go to the tax man! If you’re reluctant for this to happen then now is the time to arrange alternative methods.

8. It’s not much fun but you can do some pension paperwork. You now have the time to check if you’re entitled to claim a tax free lump sum under a personal pension scheme. You have to elect for it by your pension date, so don’t delay!

9. Spend lots of time scanning holiday brochures for travel ideas. You now have the time and the money to go to places you have always dreamed of. You also have the opportunity to attract admiring glances from people by leafing through brochures whilst sitting on a bus They can only imagine jetting off to a far off land, they still have a boss to contend with!

10. Sit back, relax and enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of day time television!

Julian King Director of National Homebuyers says, “We have turned the conventional equity release schemes on their head. National Homebuyers have put together a simple uncomplicated option that is proving very popular and we are being contacted by people across the country from all walks of life.”

If you are wanting to release the equity in your home and enjoy the luxuries that retirement can bring, then we can structure a deal to suit. This alleviates the stress of moving house and finding a new home, and you can remain living in your home for as long as you like.

Once a RICS surveyor makes an appraisal of the property, National Homebuyers guarantee to say yes and we will provide you with a formal cash offer on your property and a rental figure to suit you. The service is quick, efficient and easy, which means funds will be made available quickly.”

Alternatively if you want a quick sale, National Homebuyers can help, giving you the option of buying a cheaper house. In addition to raising money, downsizing has a number of other advantages. A smaller house is cheaper to run – it now costs over £4000 a year to run the average home, with the bulk going on council tax and utility bills, there is also less work involved in maintaining it…meaning less housework!


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Broadlane Helps Health System Realize Significant Financial and Operational Improvements

Broadlane Helps Health System Realize Significant Financial and Operational Improvements

Jordan Health Systems recognizes 19.5 percent reduction in contract spend in three months; $1.2 million savings projected for 2009

Dallas, TX (Vocus) April 14, 2009

Broadlane has helped Jordan Health Systems in Plymouth, Massachusetts, recognize a 17 percent reduction in Med/Surg contract prices and a 2.5 percent reduction in pharmacy contract prices. It is expected that this reduction will result in $1.2 million in savings for 2009 for Jordan Health Systems with its $35 million in annual supply spending.

"I am extremely pleased with our new relationship with Broadlane," said Peter Holden, president and chief executive officer, Jordan Health Systems. "Not only are the services proficient, necessary and advanced, they are relatively easy to incorporate into our organization. The transition has gone much faster than I would have reasonably expected. We have made more true progress in just a few months with Broadlane than in years with our prior vendors and efforts. The results are real and critical for us as we move through this economic malaise. We all look forward to more fully developing our relationship in the future."

Jordan Health Systems accesses Broadlane's national GPO portfolio of consumable supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals and purchased services and also uses OnRamp® (Broadlane's client portal) for contracting and BroadLink® (Broadlane's e-commerce exchange), to streamline purchasing processes.

"It's been a pleasure working with Jordan Health Systems to implement these savings and improvements," said Brenda LaForge, VP, account management, Broadlane. "One of Broadlane's key differentiators is our excellent, hands-on client service. Before the agreement with Jordan Health Systems even began, we were developing a client workplan to ensure a swift and seamless transition to Broadlane. I truly believe our excellent client service helped ensure such a quick and successful savings delivery."

Through a new arrangement with The Preference Group™, Broadlane clinicians will provide an array of consulting services to Jordan Health Systems focused on reducing the cost of specific physician preference items and improving related procurement processes, which will help Jordan Health Systems realize an even greater financial improvement in the future.

"We are proud Jordan Health Systems has recognized such an immediate benefit from working with Broadlane," said David Ricker, president and chief executive officer, Broadlane. "So many of our clients have discovered similar financial and operating improvements since becoming Broadlane clients. With limited operating budgets, it is imperative healthcare providers examine all alternatives to select the best partner to help deliver these financial and operating improvements. With Broadlane, Jordan Health Systems receives the same negotiated contract pricing as our large IDN clients. Our close client contact, which is integral to our business model, is also a testament to the smooth transition and quick contract implementation savings." 

About Jordan Health Systems:
Jordan Health Systems is a not-for-profit corporation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its facilities include Jordan Hospital, Cranberry Hospice, the Jordan Health and Wellness Center and Jordan Physician Associates.

Jordan Hospital is proud to be a not-for-profit hospital, and has been for more than 100 years. We serve a dozen towns in Plymouth and Barnstable counties in Massachusetts. Cranberry Hospice, also not-for-profit, has been dedicated to its patients for a total of more than 25 years.

About Broadlane:
Broadlane is the leading technology-oriented healthcare services company, reducing cost and creating operational efficiencies for thousands of acute care hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers in the United States. Its core services include supply chain management and clinical workforce management services.

Broadlane's comprehensive supply chain services include:
 High-powered national and custom contracting for supplies, pharmaceuticals, equipment and purchased services  Innovative Procurement Services and purchase transaction management  Clinical Services for managing clinical preference items and operating room and cath lab spending  Comprehensive Materials Management Services - including outsourcing  Informatics - benchmarking, advanced analytics and reporting  Supply chain technology and e-commerce

Broadlane Workforce Management™ addresses nurses and allied healthcare practitioners and includes:
 External shift and agency management services  Internal shift management, including electronic shift auctions  Regional nurse float pool management and internal agency management  E-commerce workforce exchange linking healthcare providers, clinical staff and agencies, enabling efficient shift management and fulfillment and reconciliation Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, Beaumont Hospitals, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath Corporation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and UMass Memorial Health Care.

The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more information, visit www. broadlane. com].

Media Contact:
Jim Webb
Jim. webb (at) broadlane (dot) com


New Fruit Drinks Mix Contains Over 30 Of The World’s Healthiest Fruits

New Fruit Drinks Mix Contains Over 30 Of The World’s Healthiest Fruits

Includes fruits such as nectarine, red raspberry, cranberry, açaĆ­, blueberry, noni, pineapple, bilberry with a wide variety of other fruits that are excellent and much needed for health and wellness.

Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) December 8, 2005

There is a new multi-fruit product by which one scoop in a glass of juice or water would gather for the body every known class of fruit-derived phytonutrient such as flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamins, adaptogens, fiber, and enzymes. What benefits do these mean for the health-lingo challenged?

This new drink phenomenon known as IsaFruits would promote a healthy heart, improved vision, vibrant skin, a boost to the immune system and mental clarity. It’s packed with antioxidants to keep the body young and robust. There are also enzymes to ensure high absorption and a probiotic blend that helps maintain a salubrious intestinal flora.

Supports prostate health? Check! Supports digestive health? Absolutely! IsaFruits quite basically promotes one’s long-term health in the midst of a diet environment largely devoid of nutritional value. Not bad for one powdery scoop a day, eh?

IsaFruits is an easy to consume and affordable opportunity for adults to get the proper amount of fruit in their systems on a daily basis in order to live and enjoy a more vigorous and hardy lifestyle. It’s also a sound path for the young people in your life who might have become entranced by the glitzy soda pop ads and held captive by a lifestyle of poor health decisions.

Imagine taking into the body the wholesome juices of kiwi, cantaloupe, pomegranate, watermelon, papaya, passion fruit, cherry, plum, apricot, mango, guava, red delicious apple, peach as well as those fruits listed above and more. Mother Nature’s awesome presence can certainly be felt here.

The product is ready to be shipped to anyone in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico who wishes to get the benefits of both taste and health in a fruit drink.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Alabama Father Hopes That New Retail Additions Will Help With His Family's Fight with Leukemia

Alabama Father Hopes That New Retail Additions Will Help With His Family's Fight with Leukemia

A web-based store owned by a dad in Alambama has added over 20,000 electronics products, and over 900 gifts and collectibles to its inventory. Colyn Luchterhand, the owner, started the store to help offset costs associated with his daughter's fight with leukemia.

Gardendale, AL (PRWEB) December 15, 2005

2002 was not a very good year for the Luchterhand family. That was the year their oldest daughter was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL, the most common form of the disease). They didn't have health insurance, they had no family in the area, and they were scared.

"Our daughter's fight was successful," says Colyn Luchterhand. "Everything went well, and she was in remission for over two years. Recently, however, she relapsed, and we are once again facing a long treatment process. She's doing okay. Treatment is a long, tedious, and scary process, but she's doing okay."

Chemotherapy treatment is also expensive in many ways. Colyn and his family end up picking up food on the run to and from the hospital. He and his wife miss work sometimes. They get bills for the amounts their insurance doesn't cover. That's one reason why Colyn decided to open www. dads-deals. com, an Internet based store selling thousands of items of all types. "We have to do something. Our friends and family have been generous, but we still need to generate an income to cover some of these extra expenses."

Dad's Deals (www. dads-deals. com) sells electronics items like GPS units, mp3 players, DVD players, etc., as well as everything from leather jackets to toys and computer accessories. "Our supplier has just added over 20,000 electronic products, and over 900 new gifts and collectibles." That's going to help to reach a broader base of customers, and will help to add to the bottom line.

"I use the store myself," says Luchterhand. "I know for a fact that the fragrances section has a ton of name-brand designer perfumes and colognes that are a lot cheaper than major retailers."

Dad's Deals hopes to increase awareness about the store, and hopes that you'll find electronics, leather jackets, fragrances, or whatever you're looking for at prices that you can afford. "We aren't trying to get rich. We just want to pay those extra bills, and hopefully, save you some money or add convenience to your shopping experience."

Dad's Deals is a home-based business, which helps the family to work and to take care of their daughter. If you wish to contact them, you may email them at: or visit Dad's Deals at www. dads-deals. com to check out the store.


Friday, June 22, 2007

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Costs Nearly Equal to the Federal Budget Deficit

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Costs Nearly Equal to the Federal Budget Deficit

The multi-billion dollar industry of legal and illegal drugs leaves much more in its wake

(PRWEB) May 31, 2005

Dr. Nora Volkow is the director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) under the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. She recently stated that the total cost of alcohol and drug addiction to society was estimated at $500 billion, which is more than the gross domestic product of over 200 countries in the world.

The overall costs to society include categories such as emergency medial care, crime, corrections, law enforcement, lost productivity, research, treatment and prevention.

A publication from the Office of National Drug Control Policy examining costs of drug abuse from 1992 to 2002 stated that one of the largest percentages of increase in spending was for treatment research. The amount of money allocated more than doubled in a ten year period. Much of the research in the last decade has been focused on the areas of co-occurring disorders and other brain chemical theories, yet the problem seems to have gotten worse in many areas.

Treatment practices have included more replacement drugs and other pharmaceuticals including methadone, anti-anxiety medication, antidepressants and anti-psychotic drugs, all of which have their own set of side-effects and donÂ’t fit the definition of rehabilitation. Meanwhile, prescription drug costs continue to soar as well as revenues for the pharmaceutical companies.

In recent years there has been more of a movement to focus efforts on programs that get results. This includes effective prevention and rehabilitation programs in communities to eliminate drug abuse as well as treatment in the correctional system for drug abusing offenders to reduce recidivism.

As one of the nationÂ’s largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education programs, Narconon Arrowhead continues to grow and create positive effects. Whether itÂ’s educating young and old alike throughout the country with massive awareness and prevention campaigns, working with officials in the U. S. and other countries or helping individuals and families overcome addiction, Narconon Arrowhead continues to impact millions of lives every year.

Narconon Arrowhead uses the drug-free rehabilitation methodology developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The residential treatment center serves people from all over the country and is certified by the state department of mental health and substance abuse services and is also accredited by the prestigious Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF). The program is in high demand simply because it gets results.

With effective programs like Narconon Arrowhead, the cost of alcohol and drug addiction can significantly be reduced in America. For more information or to get help, contact Narconon Arrowhead today by calling 1-800-468-6933 or visit www. stopaddiction. com for your free assessment and consultation.

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Jackson & Coker Produces Online Video Holiday Message for Hospitals and Medical Providers

Jackson & Coker Produces Online Video Holiday Message for Hospitals and Medical Providers

The firm’s use of social media personalizes communication with hospital administrators and doctors seeking practice opportunities.

Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) December 31, 2009

Physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker has produced a YouTube online video extending a singing holiday greeting to over 300,000 hospital administrators, physician recruiters, doctors and other health care providers. The video can be enjoyed by clicking on http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=SHnxZJlGrMY.

“Rather than just mail customary holiday cards to everyone, we wanted to do something different,” remarked company president, Sandra Garrett, who offers a brief personal greeting at the end of the video. “Hopefully our friends in the medical profession can relate to the special lyrics in our rendition of ‘My Favorite Things’ and also recall special memories associated with their traditional family celebration of the holidays,” she added.

Among physician staffing firms, Jackson & Coker is on the forefront of advancing its mission of assisting hospitals and physicians through the use of social media. In addition to creating a YouTube channel, the company also maintains updated Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Along with a general Twitter site, the firm also manages separate Twitter sites focused on the main medical specialties the company recruits for: Anesthesiology / CRNA, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Neurology, Radiology and Surgery.

Edward McEachern, vice president of marketing, mentioned: “Social media is definitely the wave of the future—with over 480 hospitals nationwide managing over 900 social media sites and over 65% of physicians regularly using social media outlets. To better serve hospitals and doctors, we want to be actively present in the online communities that they are drawn to and participate in.” 

The firm’s social media initiative, he noted, is to provide busy health professionals with real-time information related to breaking medical news, industry trends and professional concerns, consumer health advice, and tools for patient education.

“Another benefit to physicians is to enable our permanent placement recruiters to video client hospitals, administrators, and the communities that the recruiters visit in order to most effectively present practice opportunities to qualified candidates,” Mr. McEachern said. “We expect to start posting these videos online early in 2010.”

He further commented: “The placement process is greatly enhanced by presenting interested candidates a short video that captures the look and feel of a hospital or medical group. They’re all the more comfortable and enthusiastic interviewing over the phone or in person once they have a glimpse of the medical setting where they may be practicing.”

Jackson & Coker’s principal social media sites are grouped on the firm’s main website home page: http://www. jacksoncoker. com.

About Jackson & Coker

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

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

The firm also produces the online monthly Jackson & Coker Industry Report that offers timely articles, special reports, white papers, industry surveys and other matters of interest to the medical community at large. Here’s the link to JCIR: http://www. jacksoncoker. com/physician-career-resources/newsletters/default. aspx.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Board Certification Turns 75

Board Certification Turns 75

ABMS Traces Beginnings of Specialty Board Movement and Board Certification on its Web site and Renews its Public Commitment to Ensuring Quality of Care

Evanston, Ill. (PRWEB) September 19, 2008

American Board of Medical Specialties (http://www. abms. org) (ABMS), the organization that oversees the board certification process of specialty physicians in the United States, is observing 75 years (http://www. abms. org/ABMS_75th) of public service by reflecting on the significance of specialty boards and the board certification system in public medicine and renewing its public commitment to provide meaningful information about a physician's board certification. The organization was officially formed Sept. 20, 1933.

A commemorative section on the ABMS Web site recalls the lessons and legacies of the specialty board movement and honors the men and women who dedicate themselves to the practice of specialty medicine. The special anniversary section found at www. abms. org/ABMS_75th (http://www. abms. org/ABMS_75th)] looks back on the beginning of the specialty board movement and includes retrospectives on the organization, the leadership and the advancements in physician certification. In addition, resources, tips and information are provided to educate everyone about board certification and its importance in physician selection and provision of care.

ABMS was born out of public outcry for higher quality care. In the early 1900s, there was a clear need to establish a system to assure the public that physician specialists were properly trained and that they continued to stay abreast of new practices and treatments to improve the quality of care delivered. To do this, standards for physician education and evaluation had to be established, and a national system had to be created to enforce the standards, also making it possible to readily identify qualified physician specialists. To this day, ABMS and its Member Boards have been a leading and trusted resource for consumers and healthcare professionals seeking information on physician qualifications. Through ABMS the nation's leaders in specialty medicine convene to continually examine the relationship between physician performance assessment and public accountability. ABMS recently announced approval of a new initiative designed for the public to enhance physician performance assessment. Called the ABMS 2008-2011 Enhanced Public Trust Initiative, its goal is to boost the ABMS Board Enterprise's role as a trusted private sector agent when it comes to physician accountability and to expand resource offerings for the public's need.

"A major anniversary is an appropriate occasion to reflect on an organization's role and accomplishments, and how much things may have changed as a consequence of its existence," said Kevin B. Weiss, MD, ABMS President and CEO. "For more than three-quarters of a century the board certification process, as carried out by the ABMS certifying boards, has served as the primary mechanism by which physicians voluntarily commit to being evaluated for recognition of competence in their chosen specialty and/or subspecialty of medicine. ABMS has consistently acted in the public trust not only as unprecedented leader in professional self-regulation but also as the primary source for information confirming physicians' board certification (http://www. abms. org)."

The 24 boards which make up ABMS issue certification in more than 145 specialties and subspecialties. More than 700,000 physicians are certified by one or more ABMS Member Board.

The establishment of ABMS was a turning point for what was once something that people couldn't validate. It provided definitive evidence of a physician's qualifications. ABMS will continue to lead the way toward the highest standards of professionalism, education, integrity and excellence in patient care.

"ABMS has accomplished much since its organization. We owe our success to that first group of dedicated physician visionaries who devoted their efforts and talents to advance the specialty board movement and create what is today ABMS," remarked ABMS Chair Joel A. DeLisa, MD. "Out of their strong incentives to establish a proper system for recognizing specialty medicine practitioners comes our sense of responsibility to ensure the continued competence of physician specialists for the benefit of our nation's medical consumers."

About ABMS

Now in its 75th year, American Board of Medical Specialties is the pre-eminent medical organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. It assists its 24 Member Boards in their efforts to develop and implement educational and professional standards for the evaluation and certification of physician specialists. ABMS Member Boards provide physician certification information to ABMS for its certification verification service programs. ABMS is recognized by the key healthcare credentialing accreditation entities as a primary equivalent source of board certification data for medical specialists. Patients can visit www. abms. org] or call toll-free 1-866-ASK-ABMS to see if their physician is board certified by an ABMS Member Board. For more information about ABMS visit www. abms. org] or call (847) 491-9091.

The 24 Member Boards that make up the ABMS Board Enterprise covers over 145 medical specialties and subspecialties include: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Medical Genetics, American Board of Neurological Surgery, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Pathology, American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Radiology, American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and American Board of Urology.


Westbay Solutions Acquired by Idhasoft as Part of Idhasoft's Focus on Delivering Value to Our Customers Thru Visibility of Information

Westbay Solutions Acquired by Idhasoft as Part of Idhasoft's Focus on Delivering Value to Our Customers Thru Visibility of Information

Idhasoft, Inc. announced today that they have acquired Westbay Solutions Group to round out their SAP "All-in - One Solutions. Westbay Solutions will be merged with Idhasoft's SAP division.

Corona Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2008

Idhasoft, the fastest growing private company in India, announces the acquisition of Westbay Solutions Group, a GOLD SAP Business Objects Partner with 15 years experience in delivering Business Intelligence Solutions. Idhasoft will leverage Westbay's Business Intelligence expertise to develop "out of the box" industry Business Intelligence across their vertical solutions.

As a GOLD SAP Channel Partner and Solution Provider, Idhasoft will remain focused on delivering Industry solutions by providing Industry "Best Practices" and Industry specific implementation tools and methodology. "We believe that the acquisition of Westbay is very strategic for Idhasoft. The combination of our SAP All-in-one solutions with industry pre-defined Business Intelligence will drive significantly more value to our customers," said Idhasoft President, Sudhir Saxena. "We will serve the customers as a one stop shop with our global delivery capabilities. This acquisition also brings significant value to Idhasoft's over 1000 customer base."

"Westbay is excited to take this next step in our evolution," said Dennis Kause, founder and CEO of Westbay Solutions. "The returns associated with effective Business Intelligence are numerous, and delivering pre-defined industry Business Intelligence solutions will accelerate enhanced enterprise-wide business value for our clients."

About Idhasoft
Idhasoft, with headquarters in Atlanta Georgia and Mumbai, India, is the fastest growing private company in India. They provide end to end solutions to small, medium and large companies, across Consumer Products, Life Science, Retail, Banking, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Supply Chain and Distribution, High Tech, Healthcare and Government verticals. Idhasoft's goal is to be among the top 50 Information Technology companies by December 2010. For more information, visit www. idhasoft. com.

About Westbay Solutions
Westbay, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, was originally founded as an ERP implementation firm, but transitioned to specialize in the Business Intelligence market. As a Gold Partner with Business Objects for the last 15 years, Westbay has assisted hundreds of companies across all industries with their Business Objects deployment initiatives. In addition reselling the Business Objects technology, and consulting toward BI deployments, Westbay currently operates four (4) Authorized Training Centers in California where clients attend public Business Objects training courses.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kapalua Resort's Highly-Anticipated Kapalua Adventure Center & Mountain Outpost are Now Open on Maui, Hawaii

Kapalua Resort's Highly-Anticipated Kapalua Adventure Center & Mountain Outpost are Now Open on Maui, Hawaii

Kapalua Resort's highly-anticipated Kapalua Adventure Center & Mountain Outpost are now open on Maui, Hawaii - Kapalua Resort's newest amenities offer guests outdoor adventures and special March promotions

Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii (PRWEB) March 13, 2008

Kapalua Resort (www. Kapalua. com) announced today its new state-of-the-art Kapalua Adventure Center and Mountain Outpost are now open to the public, offering visitors outdoor adventures, quality shopping and healthy, light fare.

The Kapalua Adventure Center (www. Kapalua. com/adventures/ (http://www. Kapalua. com/adventures/)), located in the clubhouse just below Kapalua Golf Academy on Office Road, offers expert concierge services for booking on-resort and island-wide activities daily from 7:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m., including the resort's new Mountain Outpost adventures.

The Mountain Outpost is home to one of America's largest zipline courses, offering guests nearly two miles of scenic zipping on eight dual-track ziplines and the only parallel system in Hawai'i. The outpost also includes a high ropes challenge course and climbing tower, intricately designed to challenge participants' mental and physical abilities. The highly-anticipated outpost tours feature an exciting eco-experience that combines adventure with education, immersing guests in Hawaiian culture, history, geography, flora and fauna. Mountain Outpost tours are offered at 9 a. m., 10 a. m., 11 a. m., 1 p. m., 2 p. m. and 3 p. m. Activities and tours range from $60 to $130, depending on length of tour and type of activities selected. Hawai'i residents are offered a 15 percent discount on all Mountain Outpost tours.

"We are receiving an overwhelming positive response from Maui residents and visitors who have experienced the new Kapalua Adventure Center and Mountain Outpost tours," said Adam Quinn, director of resort activities. "The Kapalua Adventure Center is quickly becoming the focal point of excitement and activity for the resort."

Additional highlights of the Kapalua Adventure Center include a new outfitters retail shop that carries top active-wear brands such as Patagonia, Teva and Columbia, enabling guests to dress the part for any outdoor adventure. The new center also includes an innovative café, which serves farm-fresh, organically-managed produce directly from Kapalua Farms and premium beers from Maui Brewing Company as well as specialty wines and Maui coffees. Guest favorites include the Curried Chicken Wrap, served with fresh Kapalua Farms baby arugula and Maui Gold® pineapple chutney, and the decadent Maui Gold® pineapple and purple lilikoi crème brulée.

"West Maui residents have been raving about the quality and affordability of the Adventure Center Café and java bar--and we are beginning to see regulars come through daily," added Quinn.

In March, the Kapalua Adventure Center will be hosting several fun events for residents and visitors to enjoy:

On March 17, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a classic Irish entrée of Corned Beef and Cabbage, served from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. Premium pints of beer from Maui Brewing Company, Guinness Stout and Bass Ale will be offered for $5 from 11 a. m. to 7 p. m.

Watch March Madness, the NCAA Basketball Championships, on the 60-inch flat screen televisions located throughout the Adventure Center. In addition to the regular café menu, enjoy special appetizer platters, chicken satay, fresh chips and homemade guacamole along with drink specials and free bar snacks. Please call for exact game times: 808-665-4368.

For more information on these special March promotions or to book an adventure through the Kapalua Adventure Center, call toll-free 1-877-665-4386 or email info@kapaluaadventures. com.

Kapalua Resort strives to protect and preserve its surrounding environment and has pledged 10 percent of the profits generated by Kapalua Adventures to the Pu'u Kukui Watershed Preserve, home to several of the world's rarest plants and insects as well as a pristine tropical bog and delicate ecosystems.

Kapalua Resort is a 22,000-acre, master-planned community set amidst a working pineapple plantation on Maui's northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses - The Bay and The Plantation Course; 10 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; The Kapalua Villas, a villa rental program; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a luxury home rental program; a tennis complex; three white sand beaches including two of America's Best Beaches; and a myriad of restaurants and shops. Kapalua Resort hosts a signature event series each year, the PGA TOUR's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in January, Whale Quest Kapalua in February, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Celebration of the Arts festival in April, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June, and the Kapalua LPGA Classic beginning October 2008. For more information about Kapalua Resort, call 1-800-KAPALUA or visit Kapalua. com.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

EBSCO Publishing Further Enhances the Value of Health Library™ for Hospitals

EBSCO Publishing Further Enhances the Value of Health Library™ for Hospitals

Health Library serves multiple needs: Community outreach & evidence-based patient information at the point-of-care.

IPSWICH, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2007

Long used by Hospital marketers as a powerful tool for community outreach programs, Health Library™ now also allows for its consistent, trusted content to be used with patients during their hospital visits. With added print functionality, Health Library can be further leveraged as a means for providing branded, evidence-based patient information hand-outs at the point-of-care. Serving multiple purposes, Health Library can ensure quality, consistent patient information, potentially reduce costs for print materials, and more.

To provide a uniform search experience for a hospital's patient community, Health Library is available not only through a subscribing institution's web site, but can also be made available as an education tool from hospital kiosks and other workstations, including within the hospital library. Further still, new features of Health Library now allow doctors, nurses and other care-givers to provide Health Library™ content as print-outs at the point-of-care. These customizable information sheets can be consistently branded by the hospital, include personalized doctor notes and other specific information pertinent to a given patient. These handouts offer medically-reviewed, evidence-based information designed specifically for patient comprehension. Health Library covers information on literally all medical topics of interest from general health & nutrition, to highly specific conditions, procedures, drug information, interactive tools, etc.

EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www. ebscohost. com (http://www. ebscohost. com).

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


UW Nurse Scientist Wins National Fellowship

UW Nurse Scientist Wins National Fellowship

An internationally-recognized nurse scientist who has created public-private partnerships to bring the latest research about common health problems to women in underserved communities has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.

(PRWEB) August 9, 2001

An internationally-recognized nurse scientist who has created public-private partnerships to bring the latest research about common health problems to women in underserved communities has been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.

Dr. Margaret Heitkemper, Corbally Professor in Public Service and director of the Center for WomenÂ’s Health Research in the School of Nursing, is one of 20 nurses nationwide selected to this three-year program. Her award includes a grant of $30,000 to support a leadership project at the UW and will provide opportunities for leadership and educational opportunities at the national level.

Heitkemper has led an effort to bring information about migraine headaches, depression, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia and her research specialty, irritable bowel syndrome, to women throughout the Puget Sound region. According to School of Nursing Dean Nancy F. Woods, “Dr. Heitkemper has built an understanding of the bio-behavioral aspects of irritable bowel syndrome in women that has been missing from biomedicine.”

Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation has made more than $3 billion in grants to nurse executives who are “poised to lead and shape the U. S. health care system of the future,” according to foundation officials.

In addition to her research role, Heitkemper is an award-winning teacher who chairs the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems in the School of Nursing, the top-ranked nursing school in the country since 1984. The Center for WomenÂ’s Health Research which she also directs was the first center funded by the National Institutes of Health to focus on health problems in women.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, N. J., is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. It concentrates its grantmaking in three goal areas: to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and to promote health and reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse – tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.

Monday, June 18, 2007

A User's Manual for Your Brain

A User's Manual for Your Brain

How valuable it would be if people could use their brains better to keep up their body's health, hold onto their mind's capabilities, and gain access to inner peace. Ilchi Lee (http://www. ilchi. com) announces that he has developed the closest thing to such a user's manual for the Brain Operating System: Brain Education. The user's manual can help people gain a sense of personal mastery over their brains and thus their lives. Called BEST 5, the Brain Education Training System process involves five steps, with each having courses that explain how to use the brain optimally.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 16, 2008

How valuable it would be if people could use their brains better to keep up their body's health, hold onto their mind's capabilities, and gain access to inner peace.

At last, Ilchi Lee (http://www. ilchi. com (http://www. ilchi. com)), president of the University of Brain Education (South Korea), announces that he has developed the closest thing to such a user's manual for the Brain Operating System (BOS): It is called Brain Education. He explains, "The BOS user's manual can help people gain a sense of personal mastery over their brains and thus their lives."

The Brain Education process of becoming the master of your brain involves five steps. We call these the BEST 5. BEST is an acronym for Brain Education Training System, which is comprised of the steps of Brain Sensitizing, Brain Versatilizing, Brain Refreshing, Brain Integrating, and Brain Mastery.

BEST 5 is explained in two of Lee's recent books, "Principles of Brain Management" (http://www. ilchi. com/books/brain-%26-health/principles-of-brain-management/ (http://www. ilchi. com/books/brain-%26-health/principles-of-brain-management/)) and "In Full Bloom - A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging" (http://www. ilchi. com/blogcategory/in-full-bloom/ (http://www. ilchi. com/blogcategory/in-full-bloom/)).

A variety of educational programs corresponding to BEST 5 have been developed and many people around the world are already being educated under this system. Offered by Dahn Yoga and Health Centers (http://www. dahnyoga. com (http://www. dahnyoga. com)) and available in 10 countries, many people are benefiting from this Brain Education system.

When we buy an electronic gadget, it comes with a user's manual. Why is there no user's manual for the brain? Lee has wrestled with this question since his youth: "School learning was a struggle. How my brain worked perplexed me. I now realize that I had attention disorder." Based on what Lee learned from direct images of his own brain, he comments, "My brain is better at creating than it is at recalling things." Through three decades of research and observation, he has developed the Brain Education system.

Lee has concluded that the education most needed by human beings would focus on the brain's effective use. Without this education, most people are affected by negative information received from the world around them, thus limiting their life experiences.

If we feel hurt in personal relationships, we often go on as if nothing has happened to us. As Lee explains, "Being unaware of injuries to our brains, we do nothing. The most basic perception of Brain Education is this: "My brain is my own." When we develop a sense of ownership that says this, we can use our brains well to promote our own well-being.

Lee has set out three principles involved in using your BOS well:
You achieve what you choose. Good news creates good brains. Stay awake and pay attention. Lee affirms, "If you make use of these three principles, then you will be able to use your brain as you desire."

Read more about Brain Operating System at http://www. ilchi. com/journal/ilchi-blog/article%3a-are-you-the-boss-of-your-brain?/ (http://www. ilchi. com/journal/ilchi-blog/article%3a-are-you-the-boss-of-your-brain?/)


Friday, June 15, 2007

Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses Receive Accreditation

Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses Receive Accreditation

Courses allow EMS professionals to earn continuing education credits online

(Vocus/PRWEB) September 22, 2009

Lincoln, Neb. (Vocus) September 22, 2009 -- The online Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses offered by Health Education Solutions (HES) recently received accreditation from the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), the national accrediting body for EMS continuing education courses and course providers.

This accreditation allows emergency medical professionals to receive eight continuing education units upon completion of the ACLS provider course, and earn four continuing education units for taking the recertification course. Individuals taking our PALS courses may receive three continuing education units for the certification course and two credits for the recertification course from CECBEMS.

The interactive online courses with certification and recertification exams are designed to prepare healthcare professionals for successfully achieving ACLS and PALS certifications. All critical care medical professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in medical emergencies, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, family physicians, and respiratory therapists, are required to be certified in ACLS and PALS standards every two years.

"The new CECBMS accreditation of our ACLS and PALS courses will help medical professionals fulfill part of their professional development requirements," said David King, president of Health Education Solutions. "By taking our courses, healthcare providers can now earn continuing education units through an accredited online curriculum that also makes it easy and convenient to study and receive their ACLS and PALS certifications."

Both the ACLS and PALS courses were developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College, a top-tier school in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a legacy of excellence in health care education, based on guidelines provided by the American Heart Association.

The ACLS certification course improves the skills healthcare providers use to treat adults in cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. The goal of the PALS certification course is to assist healthcare providers who work with infants and children in developing and increasing their knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage patients in cardiopulmonary emergencies.

For more information on the online courses and certification exams for ACLS and PALS, visit http://www. healthedsolutions. com. To discuss group discounts for your hospital or practice, please email us at info(at)healthedsolutions(dot)com.

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelnet Inc, (NYSE: NNI), offers complete ACLS and PALS provider education courses and is the only organization to develop materials, courses, and certification tests in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

About Union College
Union College is an accredited institution of higher learning in Lincoln, Nebraska, founded in 1891 and is rated a top-tier college in its regional category by U. S. News and World Report. With the oldest accredited baccalaureate nursing program in Nebraska, Union College has a legacy of excellence in healthcare education.

Media Contact:
Krisztina Vida
Public relations manager
609.896.1800 ext.53146

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

CollaborateMD Releases Nationwide Reseller Program

CollaborateMD Releases Nationwide Reseller Program

Completes Second Phase of Growth Plan

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 1, 2008

CollaborateMD, a leading provider of Internet based medical billing software (http://www. collaboratemd. com) for physician offices and medical billing services, announced today the release of a nationwide Value Added Reseller (VAR) program.

In the last 12 months, CollaborateMD has grown their provider base 85 percent to 2,800 providers by strategically positioning their web site listing on search engines across the Internet. The VAR program is the next step in the company's growth strategy.

"The VAR program will allow us to provide affordable, flexible solutions to a whole new customer base," said Douglas Kegler, president of CollaborateMD. "VARs currently selling a Windows based medical billing system can now offer a system that allows their customers the freedom to access their data from anywhere, doesn't require a large upfront investment, and doesn't require the customer to purchase new or expensive computers, or annual upgrades or support contracts."

Kegler added that numerous VARs have already expressed interest in the company's on-demand medical billing (http://www. collaboratemd. com) and practice management solution.

"We will work with highly qualified medical software and service businesses across the country, making sure all VARs in the program are thoroughly trained on the CollaborateMD software and services to help assure customers continue to receive a quality product," said Kegler.

About CollaborateMD

Established in 1999 and headquartered in Orlando, FL, CollaborateMD provides the health care industry with a HIPAA compliant, Internet-based Medical Billing Software and Revenue Cycle Management application that has the speed of a local PC application and the "use anywhere" flexibility of a Web browser application. CollaborateMD is a 100 percent Java application utilizing Sun Microsystems Java Platform. CollaborateMD offers physician offices and medical billing services (http://www. collaboratemd. com) the opportunity to become more efficient and flexible. For more information, visit: http://www. collaboratemd. com (http://www. collaboratemd. com) or call 888-348-8457.


Piribo: Improvements in Technology Result in New Easy-To-Use Medical Imaging Tests, Says Report

Piribo: Improvements in Technology Result in New Easy-To-Use Medical Imaging Tests, Says Report

Piribo, the online destination for business intelligence for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, has now added a new report showing that there will be a steady increase in demand for medical imaging services, along with pressures to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in the home and to lower its cost.

(PRWEB) October 26, 2007

Piribo, the online destination for business intelligence for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, has now added a new report showing that there will be a steady increase in demand for medical imaging services, along with pressures to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in the home and to lower its cost.

"Medical Imaging Markets" reports that the medical imaging segments are poised for a major new phase of growth fuelled by the availability of new technology coming out of the computer and digital information technology segment, and the higher interest of individual older baby boom patients and general healthcare consumers to monitor health status.

The study shows that continuous improvements in technology are resulting in a growing number of new imaging tests that combine high levels of accuracy with rapid, easy-to-use product formats, for instance, simplified digital mammography is driving more screening programs to detect breast cancer.

The report describes the specific market segment of the diagnostics market sector called medical imaging. This sector includes all of the generally-accepted imaging activities that are currently used today, including X-ray and radiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, gamma camera market, computed tomography (CT) scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans.

"Medical Imaging Markets" examines these clinical measurement devices and their reagents and supplies as used in hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices. It also includes associated market segments like picture archiving and communications system (PACS) markets, cardiology imaging markets, three-dimensional (3D) imaging markets and other emerging technologies.

The chapters in the report include:
1 Overview 2 Overview Of The Medical Imaging Market 3 Digital Imaging 4 Digital Radiography Markets 5 Mammography 6 Computed Tomography Market 7 Magnetic Resonance Market 8 Ultrasound Market 9 Gamma Camera Market 10 Pet Market 11 Pacs Markets 12 Three-Dimensional Imaging Markets 13 Emerging Technologies And Products 14 Products By Modality 15 Market Analysis By Modality 16 Business Trends In The Industry 17 Company Profiles 18 Appendices

"Medical Imaging Markets" is available from Piribo. For more information go to: http://www. piribo. com/publications/medical_devices/medical_imaging_markets. html (http://www. piribo. com/publications/medical_devices/medical_imaging_markets. html)

Piribo product ID: TRI025

About Piribo.

Piribo (http:www. piribo. com) is a UK-based independent online store supplying business information on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The website now carries over 6,000 English language titles including, market reports, studies and books and is the UK's largest online biopharma information store. Subscribers receive a free monthly newsletter and email alerts on new titles in their areas of interest. The company was established in 2004.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Shear Beauty: SpaBeautyEd. com

Shear Beauty: SpaBeautyEd. com

New spa and beauty online education directory offers students an information-rich resource for selecting a career in the industry. Schools now have a new tool to help increase enrollments.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 27, 2007

All Star Directories, one of the fastest growing online publishers of educational directories, today announced the debut of its newest site, SpaBeautyEd. com. The official unveiling of the site took place at the annual American Association of Cosmetology Schools convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend.

Dedicated to connecting prospective beauty and spa students with the schools that fit their education needs most, SpaBeautyEd. com's recruiting service boasts both beauty and brains and offers searching students and school advertisers an aesthetic and user-friendly experience.

Students: The Real World -- Beauty
The famous Persian poet Rumi once said, "Let the beauty we love be what we do." SpaBeautyEd. com aims to help students do just that by providing them with a sundry of informative articles about the spa and beauty profession, which can be found in the Career Center of the site. The articles offer advice about what it takes to make it in the spa and beauty industry, provide insight from top practitioners in related specialties and describe requirements for obtaining a license.

SpaBeautyEd. com also makes it easy for users to search for schools and programs by geography and across spa and beauty specialties, including cosmetology, hair design, massage therapy, aromatherapy, esthetics, holistic skin care, reflexology and nail technology. Students can also easily view detailed fact sheets with information provided by schools, as well as send admissions information requests directly to the schools to begin the application process.

Schools: Leads Never Looked Better
As a part of All Star Directories' network of educational sites, SpaBeautyEd. com offers schools in the spa and beauty sector a proven model for delivering high quality leads. The addition of SpaBeautyEd. com to the space also provides schools another channel for diversifying their enrollment and marketing spend.

This new site provides all of the same industry-leading student recruitment tools that have made All Star Directories' other sites popular with more than 6,000 featured schools:
 Fact sheet with 750 words, logo and two color photos  Request Info form customized to each school's requirements  Event calendar to promote events and sign up prospective students  Double-filter technology to block unqualified inquiries  AutoResponder emails to simplify student follow-up  Detailed monthly reports  Online password protected Inquiry Manager tools to boost conversion rates

"There is a growing trend among men and women to seek spa and beauty treatments for pampering, as well as for general health, therapy and rejuvenation," said Herman Chiang, product manager for SpaBeautyEd. com. "The launch of the new site is in response to this growth in the industry. We are riding this wave of momentum by offering searching students with visually appealing and information-packed content, while at the same time positioning ourselves as the go-to-resource for schools to market their programs."

About All Star Directories
All Star Directories, Inc. is one of the Internet's fastest growing publishers of online and career school directories matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. Recently, Inc. Magazine ranked All Star amongst the top 500 fastest growing companies in the country, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized the company as one of Washington State's fastest growing companies for four consecutive years. From leading research institutions to fast-growing online and for-profit schools, more than 6,000 featured schools trust All Star Directories as the authority in online student recruitment. The All Star network of sites focuses on a wide range of fields and includes such properties as All Art Schools, All Business Schools, All Nursing Schools, All Psychology Schools and SpaBeautyEd. com. Please visit www. AllStarDirectories. com or call 1-888-404-8043 for more information.

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Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) Announces Partnership with Kelly Services

Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) Announces Partnership with Kelly Services

New partnership brings skilled job seekers and local companies together.

Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) July 29, 2010

Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) today announced it has formed a partnership with Kelly Services in Portland called "Partnership in Placement." The partnership is aimed at providing NTI graduates a connection to local job opportunities, while giving employers access to a diverse and skilled talent pool.

Through "Partnership in Placement," NTI graduates who have earned the required level of professional development and industry certification in the information technology and healthcare fields are referred to Kelly Services, a leader in workforce solutions. Graduates undergo a comprehensive screening and hiring process through Kelly®, and then are matched to available career opportunities within Kelly's network of customers.

"Experience in the field of employment and a reputation for placing quality employees was key in NTI's decision to partner with Kelly," said Jim Liponis, President of NTI. "We are excited to offer our graduates the opportunity to work through Kelly Services and benefit from their expertise."

Since 1976, Kelly Services has been meeting the employment needs of local residents and employers in the southern Maine area. Kelly not only helps people find employment, but also assists employers by managing the recruitment and hiring process. Because recruiting, screening, and hiring is a core competency for Kelly, employers can focus on their principle business operations more effectively and eliminate the need to advertise, review resumes and screen candidates.

"Kelly Services is proud to be a partner in the future success of NTI graduates through the "Partnership in Placement" program, said Scott Miller, district manager for Kelly Services in Portland. "The partnership is an ideal way to bring skilled job seekers and local employers together."

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Learn more about Kelly at www. kellyservices. com.

About Northeast Technical Institute

NTI is a private post-secondary institute headquartered in Scarborough, Maine. With two campuses in Maine and one in Massachusetts, it is the mission of NTI to dedicate itself to providing each student comprehensive training and career support services; continue to develop the highest quality, short-term educational programs that gives each student the necessary skills to obtain employment upon graduation; recognize the importance of every student's learning needs and provide individual assistance to help the student achieve his/her goals.

NTI offers a variety of certificate and career diploma courses in fields including Allied Health, Information Technology, HVAC/R, Green Energy Technician, and Professional Transportation. NTI offers these courses in multiple formats including instructor led training, online learning and a combination of the two. NTI has graduated and helped to place thousands of students since it was founded in 1995.

To learn more about Northeast Technical Institute, visit www. ntinow. com or call (800) 447-1151.


Monday, June 11, 2007

New Report Forecasts That U. S Market for Ethical Nutrition in Healthcare Will Touch $9 bn by 2012

New Report Forecasts That U. S Market for Ethical Nutrition in Healthcare Will Touch $9 bn by 2012

Piribo, the online destination for business intelligence for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, has now added a new report which analyses the changing environment of the ethical nutrition in healthcare market and forecasts to 2012.

(PRWEB) October 26, 2007

Piribo, the online destination for business intelligence for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, has now added a new report which analyses the changing environment of the ethical nutrition in healthcare market and forecasts to 2012.

"The U. S. Market for Ethical Nutrition in Healthcare" finds that this market is set to touch the $8 billion mark this year and that it will experience a compound annual growth rate of 2.3% over the next five years to reach $9 billion by 2012.

The report says market drivers include the rising number of elderly and critically ill as well as the shift towards home care.

Authors of the report find that the American nutrition market was dominated by infant and paediatric nutritionals, which are estimated to account for about 33% of total revenue this year. The report contains specific sections on markets for infant and adult nutrition, nutritional supplies and equipment.

Analysts say that ethical nutrition attracted great interest in the early 1990s, and became a focal point of debate. There has been a resurgence of interest in the market as a result of larger numbers of adults now requiring ethical nutrition therapy.

The study identifies products and manufacturers who are operating in the market, and provides a comprehensive profile and measurement of the U. S market. Future trends and opportunities in ethical nutrition are looked at, even as current regulatory issues, R&D updates, and patent analysis is outlined.

"The U. S. Market for Ethical Nutrition in Healthcare"is available in pdf format from Piribo.

For more information, go to:
Http://www. piribo. com/publications/dietary/us_market_ethical_nutrition_healthcare. html (http://www. piribo. com/publications/dietary/us_market_ethical_nutrition_healthcare. html)

Piribo product ID: BCC074

About Piribo.
Piribo (http:www. piribo. com) is a UK-based independent online store supplying business information on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The website now carries over 6,000 English language titles including, market reports, studies and books and is the UK's largest online biopharma information store. Subscribers receive a free monthly newsletter and email alerts on new titles in their areas of interest. The company was established in 2004.

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Hollywood's New 007, The Film and Music Company, is Scheduled to Launch 11-11-07 at 11:07 a. m

Hollywood's New 007, The Film and Music Company, is Scheduled to Launch 11-11-07 at 11:07 a. m.

Craig Caryl, President of The Film and Music Company, has announced November 11, 2007 as the official launch date of the company's website @ www. thefmco. com

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2007

Craig Caryl, President of The Film and Music Company (FMC), announced this morning the unanimous decision to officially launch the company's website, www. thefmco. com, on Sunday - November 11, 2007 (11/11/07) at 11:07 a. m. PST. "We are thrilled to finally go live and be able to invite the world to share in this fascinating journey," says Mr. Caryl. "We at The Film and Music Company look forward to serving our clients in the film, television and advertising business sectors, worldwide, and we are off to a great start," he adds.

FMC, which officially opens for business concurrent with the launch of their website, has successfully secured pre-launch client projects including providing the custom score for the Paradigm Pictures film release, Bad Guys (http://www. badguysthemovie. com), as well as the original score for the theatrical trailer of the Lionsgate DVD release, Confessions of a Pit Fighter (http://www. lionsgate. com). FMC was also hired by Elder Health Resources of America to film and co-produce a documentary on raising awareness about aging and elder care issues in America which hit the road on September 24, 2007 as Dr. Marion (http://www. drmarion. com) boarded her converted 1966 Greyhound bus in New York City for her second national tour. In the news, national attention was awarded to FMC earlier last month for YouTube's HEINZ TOP THIS TV CHALLENGE for which FMC key staff member, Michael Thelin, entered the contest with his independent submission, HEINZ Always Sunnyside Up (http://www. prweb. com/releases/privilegemediagroup/fmc/prweb553982.htm), a stop-motion animated commercial spot. HEINZ Always Sunnyside Up was chosen as one of four runners-up and the commercial spot was aired nationally on NBC's The Today Show.

The Film and Music Company (http://thefmco. com/?page_id=25) (FMC) is a full-service film and music production company showcasing a sophisticated in-house library of exclusive stock footage and music as part of a proprietary content-aggregator delivery system; from unique location, adventure and action film, to refined music cues, sound effects, and custom music scoring and supervision. FMC supports all stages of the creative process from concept through execution, and offers expert production services ranging from commercial to theatrical, including animation, and specializing in producing viral marketing and entertainment content for distribution across select media platforms-- nationally and internationally. FMC's full-service team is led by an experienced three-member executive lineup: Craig Caryl, President; Sandra Caryl, Executive Producer and Executive Creative Director; and Trisha Lasar, Vice President Music Division.

Craig Caryl is an accomplished filmmaker, director and producer with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Caryl's T-Bone Films production company became synonymous throughout the 90's with the world of extreme sports for television networks such as MTV and ESPN. Mr. Caryl is also a social issues documentary filmmaker having produced over 25 documentaries for ABC and Channel One News, and has a new documentary scheduled to be released theatrically in all major U. S. markets in the fall of 2007 entitled, Fathers of the Sport, based on the founding fathers of modern basketball.

Sandra Caryl is a director, writer and producer with over 10 years of experience. Mrs. Caryl's Freedom Studios, of which she and a former business partner purchased from acclaimed cinematographer Derek Van Lint (Alien and Dragon Slayer), went on to produce commercials, music videos, and on-air branding campaigns for such networks as History Television, Treehouse TV, and Global Television. Together, these campaigns garnered Sandra, and her then business partner, awards at Promax BDA, The Houston Film Festival and The New York Festival.

Trisha Lasar is a music entertainment executive and co-producer with over 15 years experience. Ms. Lasar, along with her former producing partner, was responsible for the production of more than 33 production music CDs, and has worked with such industry notables as Herbie Hancock. Ms. Lasar, along with her former producing partner, was also involved in providing the music for the Academy Award nominated documentary, Rosa Parks, A Legacy, and received a Platinum Album Award for Love Is Still Enough on the critically acclaimed soundtrack album of the film Jason's Lyric. Ms. Lasar has further distinguished herself in the music-entertainment industry over the last two years having worked closely with many leading composers, and building a prominent music library.

The Film and Music Company is a privately held Los Angeles based company.

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PML Holdings Group llc. can save your business time and money

PML Holdings Group llc. can save your business time and money.

PML Holdings Group and its members have been serving the needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the Human Resource and Payroll Services field since 1985. We offer a wide range of benefits and services to our clients and employees, including 24/7 access to information online with each client's own "website", employee hiring, enrollment, forms, pertinent employee data, reports and other important links to assist our client in their day to day activities of running their business.

(PRWEB) December 18, 2003

PML Holdings Group was founded in 1985. Its member leasing companies include Planmarc Leasing Company; PML Enterprises, Inc.; PML Employment Services, Inc.; PML Resources, Inc. and Preferred Missouri Leasing, Inc. In all the years that PML has been servicing clients, it has NEVER lost a client due to dissatisfaction with services or costs.

Since the inception of the PML family of leasing companies, PML has purposely elected to grow slowly, but consistently. PML's philosophy is somewhat different than most companies involved in this field; it is PML's goal to continue slow, but stable growth in order to continue its unique, "personalized" service, and, to control the costs that normally increase as size increases.

PML offers "top of the line" benefits packages with a number of health insurance options, complete payroll services, personalized reporting, administrative services, plus, PML works closely WITH our clients in keeping costs down for the leasing company AND our clients. Within the past few years PML has added employee paid 401(k) and Premium Savings (Section 125) for payroll deduction for dental, vision and life insurance.

PML maintains a "minimal" administrative, sales and marketing staff in order to keep overall costs down, and in turn, "lease costs" to their clients has remained consistently lower than their major national competitors, without services being affected.

Using a PML Holdings Group member service company makes employee leasing a cost-effective convenience for any small business owner. The reductions in cost are made possible through volume discounts by pooling your company's employees together with PML's for worker's compensation, health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, state taxes, S. U.T. A. taxes, federal taxes, etc. PML clients' paperwork hassle and time consuming follow up are reduced, and sometimes eliminated, because PML does the work for them. All payroll related taxes, filings and reports are also handled by PML, leaving the business owner free to take care of the things he or she went into business for... Making A Profit! And remember, PML takes care of most of the human resource paperwork, thereby allowing the owner to reduce, or possibly eliminate human resource staffing, adding up to more savings!

If PML's family of cost saving alternatives for human resources sounds like something that could benefit your company, but you are still skeptical, why not call and ask about PML's guarantee?

PML can provide you with our Payroll Service Only Program with all of the benefits other payroll services offer, at a cost lower than any other payroll service available. Then, if you find PML true to their word, they will be more than happy to show you why the next step into leasing your employees will save your company even more money! And, most importantly, HELP YOUR COMPANY GROW!


Don't be fooled by 'misleading' promises of some leasing companies. Rule of thumb is, if your rates are reasonably good, you won't get a "big savings" and fees between most legitimate leasing companies shouldn't vary by more than 1%. Unfortunately, some leasing companies in the industry have "undercut" their costs just to bring in business, and many clients and employees have been left 'holding the bag'. Just because an employee leasing company is "big", doesn't always relate to "better"!


Using a PML Holdings Group member service company makes employee leasing a cost effective convenience for any small business owner.

And, if you aren't quite ready for "employee leasing", PML will provide you with their Payroll Service Only Program, with all of the benefits other payroll services offer, at a cost very competitive with any other payroll service available.

For more information please call 800-567-0235 ex8 or visit www. planmarc. com


CRC Health Group Licenses OneRecovery’s Addiction Recovery Platform

CRC Health Group Licenses OneRecovery’s Addiction Recovery Platform

CRC Treatment Facilities to Utilize OneRecovery to Help Extend Recovery

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2010

CRC Health Group, the largest provider of specialized behavioral health care services in the U. S., and OneRecovery, the first health care social networking platform to connect peers and professionals, today announced a licensing agreement whereby OneRecovery will be the exclusive provider for certain of CRC’s recovery division facilities of a closed recovery social network platform that integrates with CRC’s facility alumni engagement and aftercare support.

“CRC recognized the value of social networking as a new opportunity to support our clients’ ongoing recovery after they leave treatment,” said Jerry Rhodes, President of CRC Health Group’s Recovery Division. “We believe OneRecovery is the best solution for providing a safe, private and healthy online environment that will help support extended recovery for our clients.”

“CRC has proven their dedication to provide the highest quality treatment for addiction,” said David Metzler, CEO and Founder of OneRecovery. “This partnership will help as an extension of that quality, while also allowing OneRecovery to expand on our ultimate goal of saving lives through cutting edge methods available anywhere and anytime for a recovering alcoholic or addict needing support.”

Under the terms of the agreement, OneRecovery will create co-branded websites for CRC treatment facilities to include online meetings, peer-to-peer support as well as clinical tools to give CRC clinical staff additional opportunities to provide support.

About CRC Health Group
CRC Health Group offers the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. As a world-class specialty health organization, CRC has provided healing and hope in the lives of their patients and students. By offering the largest array of personalized treatment services, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, and therapeutic education needs. Every day, more than 30,000 people receive treatment from CRC programs making it the most trusted specialized behavioral health organization in the nation. CRC Health Group’s motivation for growth stems from a deep commitment to make their services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining passion for delivering advanced behavioral, addiction, and therapeutic education services. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit http://www. crchealth. com or call (877) 637-6237.

About OneRecovery, Inc.
OneRecovery is a online behavioral modification platform that increases outcome-driven wellness and reduces the cost of health care by using social networking technologies to extend the reach and benefits of professional medical and clinical care. OneRecovery, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is located in Del Mar, CA. (http://www. onerecovery. com)

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Heal Your Body, Ease Your Mind At the Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat

Heal Your Body, Ease Your Mind At the Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat

The medical community long has touted the importance of remaining positive and reducing stress while undergoing a cancer treatment program. Factors that make patients feel more positive include good relationships with their specialists, the people around them being positive and supportive, and having a pleasant environment.

(PRWEB) December 3, 2004

With this in mind, Carolina Regional Cancer Center (CRCC), of Myrtle Beach, S. C., has joined with Burroughs & Chapin Co., Inc. to offer the Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat. The retreat, which is tailored to each patient's individual needs, includes quality cancer care at CRCC, accommodations at Burroughs & Chapin's Myrtlewood Villas, and special rates at selected golf, entertainment and dining venues along the Grand Strand.

"The Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat is the first of its kind and is unique in what it provides to cancer patients," Dr. Bass, CRCC clinical director, said. "Resorts often offer vacation packages that include physicals and spa treatments. The Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat pioneers the concept of offering radiotherapeutic treatment within a resort atmosphere."

The Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat is the first along the East Coast to combine top-notch radiotherapeutic treatment with a tranquil resort setting. This package is perfect for people living outside of the Myrtle Beach area who must undergo a radiation program and wish to do so in a safe, relaxing, and friendly environment. Everything a patient may need, from state-of-the-art medical treatment and quality cancer care to dining, shopping, entertainment, or just a relaxing walk on the beach, is mere minutes away.

CRCC also has coordinated with a number of area physicians, physical therapists, nutritionists, and spas to meet additional needs patients may have while undergoing radiation treatment. Some of the area's other top medical facilities are located close to CRCC, including the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, which has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for cardiovascular care. CRCC is centrally located to provide easy access from almost anywhere along the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach is a perfect winter get-away destination, as well as a wonderful place to summer. Sunny days, mild nights, and miles of golf courses and pristine beaches make Myrtle Beach an attractive location anytime. It is an easy drive from most East Coast cities and several airlines serve the area as well.

CRCC 's Cutting-edge Cancer Treatment Offers New Hope

CRCC is a health care facility that has been providing comprehensive radiotherapeutic services and treatments in Myrtle Beach for 24 years. CRCC is one of the few health care facilities in South Carolina that currently provides Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), recognized by radiation oncologists as the best technological advancement in radiation therapy in the past 30 years.

IMRT is a high-precision form of radiation therapy that delivers high doses of radiation to cancer cells, while minimizing the exposure of nearby healthy tissue, thus offering hope in previously hopeless cases. Because IMRT treatments are delivered with extreme precision, the exposure of healthy tissue is cut to a minimum and the side effects of the radiation are reduced; tumors are targeted and normal tissues are spared.

IMRT is responsible for dramatic improvements in the ability to treat tumors that previously may have been untreatable due to their size, shape or location. Using three-dimensional imaging and complex computer treatment planning, IMRT enables oncologists to shape the radiation beam, and modulate the radiation dose intensity within a given field.

Actual treatment time for IMRT is generally less than five minutes, after which the patient is free to spend the rest of the day as he chooses. Rather than staying cooped up in a hospital or pacing around the house, patients with the retreat package have seemingly limitless low-stress ways to enjoy the day – golf, shopping, strolling on the beach, enjoying fresh seafood, taking in live entertainment, and more!

In addition, the Myrtle Beach area is home to various cancer support groups that welcome participation, should the patient wish to talk with others who have undergone cancer treatment.

Just two blocks away from CRCC, the spacious Myrtlewood Villas offer guests a serene setting along the golf courses of Myrtlewood Golf Club. The villas feature numerous amenities to provide guests with the comforts of home and the luxury of Myrtlewood.

"We hope that the retreat's participants will find their stay along the Grand Strand as therapeutic as the treatments they undergo while they're here," Archie Lemon, golf operations director of Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management, said.

Accommodations are available on a monthly or two-week basis. Monthly rates begin at $750 for a one-bedroom villa and $850 for two bedrooms. Two-week rates begin at $500 for a one-bedroom villa and $650 for two bedrooms. Rates may vary depending on the time of year reservations are made. Family members who travel to be with a cancer patient during the term of treatment also can use the retreat's benefits and accommodations rates.

CRCC boasts three board-certified radiation oncologists – Steven Bass, Todd Williams, and Paul Goetowski – in addition to medical physicists, dosimetrists, as well as treatment and planning and treatment delivery specialists. Dr. Bass is a former chief resident at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and has special interest in prostate and gastrointestinal tract cancers. Dr. Williams has done extensive research in radiation therapy. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at MUSC and remains an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the school. He is an invited reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals, a lecturer, and has published nine articles and five abstracts. He has special interest in lung, head, neck and esophageal cancers. Dr. Goetowski received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He takes a special interest in lung and breast cancer cases.

CRCC's 30 full-time staff members exceed the national guidelines for staff per task to be performed and staff per number of patients. The size and quality of the staff ensures that treatments are carried out with the greatest precision, which is the primary key to success in radiation therapy.

The Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat can ease patients' minds while also healing their bodies.

More information about CRCC and the Myrtle Beach Cancer Care Retreat is available at www. CRCCmd. com or by calling (843) 449-9415. More information about Myrtlewood Villas is available at www. myrtlewoodvillas. com.


Saturday, June 9, 2007

NFI Consumer Products Announces the Release of DietFizz™

NFI Consumer Products Announces the Release of DietFizz™

NFI Consumer Products announces the release of DietFizz with Hoodia, an effervescent portable pink lemonade diet drink that mixes with water to create a powerful weight loss aid.

Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) February 22, 2006

NFI Consumer Products (www. nfiproducts. com) makers of EnergyFizz™ and other health, nutrition, and fitness products has announced the launch of DietFizz™ with Hoodia (www. dietfizz. net), a new pink lemonade effervescent hoodia weight loss/weight control food supplement that turns everyday water into a powerful weight loss aid. NFI Consumer Products provides a variety of dietary supplements to consumers that offer flexible weight loss and weight control solutions to obese and overweight individuals.

“DietFizz™ with Hoodia offers a cutting edge delivery system unique and flexible to the consumer by allowing an easy carry, mix, and consume formula that transforms ordinary water. This transformed water helps alleviate hunger cravings and improves energy without jittery side effects. Adding DietFizz™ with Hoodia provides us with an extended ability to offer real time solutions to obesity for people who may be desperate to lose weight or need additional help to lose unwanted pounds,” said Larry Chriscoe, CEO of NFI Consumer Products “We continue to focus on providing quality products that deliver specific results. Our customers benefit directly by purchasing products that work as intended from online and national retail locations they know and trust.”

“DietFizz™ with Hoodia is available online with a special introductory offer so that consumers can try it,” said Richard Guy, Chairman of NFI Consumer Products “DietFizz™ with Hoodia is similar to our EnergyFizz™ drink in that you mix it with water, allow it to effervesce, and then drink. This fast acting formula delivers the powerful appetite suppressing features of Hoodia quickly but without sugar and only 2 carbs and 10 calories.”

Richard adds, “The key ingredient of DietFizz™ is the reknown Hoodia gordonii cactus. The South African San Bushmen have been using Hoodia gordonii for centuries to curb appetite and lose weight. The difficult part of bringing this product to market is having a marketable supply of genuine Hoodia to meet the incredible demand that surrounds Hoodia. There are too many products on the market that make extraordinary claims yet fall short of providing the physical benefits genuine Hoodia can provide to overweight and obese individuals. Providing products that work as intended is our number one goal.”

NFI Consumer Products (www. nfiproducts. com), established in 1988, is a rapidly growing consumer products’ company headquartered in Fayetteville, NC. NFI Consumer Products is recognized by leading national retailers as one of the most innovative and visionary companies in the consumer products industry. NFI Consumer Products is committed to providing consumers with exceptional products in three core areas of Pain Relief, Diet, and Energy.

For information contact:

Mark Holman

Public Relations 

(910) 860-9740

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wellness Programs Increase Employee Loyalty; Stress Management Programs Most Desired

Wellness Programs Increase Employee Loyalty; Stress Management Programs Most Desired

This release shares the results of a poll asking workers whether employer-sponsored wellness programs make them more loyal. Workers also tell what types of programs they desire most.

Shelton, CT (PRWEB) October 15, 2008

Sixty-five percent of workers say that their loyalty to employers would be improved or significantly improved by having a wellness program available to them, according to a new poll by longtime work/life leader LifeCare® (http://www. lifecare. com), Inc. Thirty-five percent said that a wellness program would have no effect on their loyalty.

The poll also asked participants to identify the issue they most wanted wellness programs to address. Their responses were:
Stress management – 33% Diet and nutrition – 23% Exercise and fitness – 20% Brain health – 12% Tobacco cessation – 4% Other – 8%

"Other" responses included: finances, depression, arthritis and special needs children.

The poll was conducted throughout the month of September on LifeCare's private web site, where employees of LifeCare's 1,500 client organizations were invited to respond.

Each month, LifeCare posts a poll on its private web site, asking individuals to share their thoughts and opinions on the latest issues and work/life trends (http://www. lifecare. com/news/index. html). Past polls have addressed topics such as productivity, work/life balance, healthy aging, flexible work arrangements, and child and elder care needs.

About LifeCare®, Inc.
LifeCare offers cost-saving benefits that help clients reduce their most pervasive absenteeism and productivity drains, including child and elder care, caregiving support, health and wellness issues, and more. For more than two decades, LifeCare has led the work/life industry in the creation of high-quality, results-oriented programs designed to improve clients' bottom line. LifeCare serves 1,500 client companies with 4.5 million individuals within corporations, health plans, government agencies and unions. For more information, visit www. lifecare. com.

Notes to Editors
LifeCare's CEO, Peter G. Burki, is available for interview.

Media contact: Michael Civiello; 203-291-4170

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


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Aerotel Medical Systems is Taking Part in Georgetown University’s Diabetes Research Project on Native Americans

Aerotel Medical Systems is Taking Part in Georgetown University’s Diabetes Research Project on Native Americans

Participants are using Aerotel’s TeleCliniQ Modem to transmit blood glucose readings to a database.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) September 5, 2006

Aerotel Medical Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cutting-edge diagnostic telemedicine systems, is playing an important role in a diabetes research project conducted by the eHealth and Telemedicine Division of the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center at Washington DC’s Georgetown University.

The study is being conducted in multiple Native American communities across the US – including Alabama, Idaho and Hawaii. It involves diabetic patients using Aerotel’s TeleCliniQ modem for transmitting blood glucose readings to the MyCareTeam diabetes management database at the university.

“TeleCliniQ modems enable a fast, simple, direct and accurate method for sending blood glucose readings to a centralized database,” explains Betty Levine, who heads the university’s eHealth and Telemedicine Division.

Once the readings have been transmitted, patients and health care providers can access them over the web via the MyCareTeam Internet-based diabetes management application developed by the University for analyzing blood sugar readings and identifying blood glucose control issues.

“Aerotel’s TeleCliniQ modems are effective even for those without immediate access to a computer or the Internet. Its readings are essential if health care givers are to create a change in a diabetic patient’s regimen and improve his/her glucose control,” notes Levine.

About Aerotel Medical Systems

Aerotel Medical Systems is a world leader in cost-effective, high quality, user-friendly, medical diagnostic systems and devices for the home care, eHealth and Telemedicine markets. The company provides a complete disease management package, including transtelephonic devices designed for a variety of remote diagnostic, emergency services and monitoring applications; a hardware and software platform; plus phone and web-based software.

Aerotel enables patients to comfortably conduct tests while leading normal, mobile lives. The company will present its innovative medical solution in the World Congress of cardiology, 2-6 September 2006 in Barcelona, Spain (Booth K-730).

Aerotel is a CE Mark 473/ISO 9000:2000 certified company and FDA approved enterprise.

For further information you can visit Aerotel Medical Systems website at, www. aerotel. com

Company Contact:

Roberto Schliesser

VP Marketing & Business Development

Aerotel Medical Systems

+972 3 559 3222 x 102