Monday, December 31, 2007

Genetic Testing Divides Families

Genetic Testing Divides Families

Patients are faced with a complex process when deciding to disclose genetic test results to their family members, as reported in a study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

(PRWEB) May 12, 2005

Patients are faced with a complex process when deciding to disclose genetic test results to their family members, as reported in a study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

“Individuals who have a family history of a particular disease such as breast cancer or Huntington’s disease can now have a genetic test that will tell them if they, specifically, are at risk for that disease,” states lead researcher Rebekah J. Hamilton, RN, PhD, of theUniversity of Iowa. Hamilton looked at the decision making process of 29 participants, what and how they chose to disclose to family members, as well as the effects of test results. Knowing present or potential risk for children and being able to make plans for the future were cited as additional benefits of testing.

“Some evidence from this study indicated that cliques form in families composed of those who test positive for a mutation,” said Hamilton. Further research is needed to explore family dynamics over time after test results have been disclosed.

Researchers found that the type of disease, as well as the individualsÂ’ perceived need to prepare, influenced the timing of disclosure to family members. Some were selective in the information they revealed as well as with whom they shared the information.

Hamilton reports that even when family members are in agreement about having testing, receiving a positive result can have significant consequences on family connections. The data could influence clinical practice regarding genetic testing and what or how to discuss findings with family members.

This study is published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Media wishing to receive a PDF of the article please contact medicalnews@bos. blackwellpublishing. net. 

Lead author Rebekah J. Hamilton, PhD, RN is a Post-doctoral Clinical Genetics Nursing Research Fellow at the College of Nursing, University of Iowa and will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburg in August 2005. Co-researchers include Barbara J. Bowers, RN, PhD, FAAN of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Australian Catholic University-National, Melbourne, Australia and Janet K. Williams, RN, PhD, FAAN, also of the University of Iowa. Rebekah Hamilton is available for questions and interviews and can be reached at rebekah-hamilton@uiowa. edu.

About the Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Blackwell Publishing publishes the Journal of Nursing Scholarship in partnership with the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. This widely read and respected journal features peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the worldÂ’s leading nurse researchers. Reaching health professionals, faculty and students in 115 countries, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship is focused on health of people throughout the world. It is the official journal of Sigma Theta Tau International and it reflects the societyÂ’s dedication to providing the tools necessary to improve nursing care around the world.

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the worldÂ’s leading society publisher, partnering with more than 600 academic and professional societies. Blackwell publishes over 750 journals and 600 text and reference books annually, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

John Mackey and Roy Spence Headline RISE 2009

John Mackey and Roy Spence Headline RISE 2009

Entrepreneurship Conference to Launch Online Tools, Expects to Add Sessions and Double Attendance; Free Conference Registration and Call for Sessions Now Open

Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2009

Austin, TX - The Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE) will kick off its third annual gathering March 2-5 in Austin, Texas with keynote addresses from acclaimed entrepreneurs and local business leaders John Mackey and Roy Spence.

Mackey is chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, Inc., and Spence leads GSD&M Idea City as its chairman and chief executive officer. New to RISE 2009, the keynote addresses anchor four days of independently organized and peer-led workshops and sessions covering a wide variety of topics of interest to aspiring, new and established entrepreneurs in all industries.

"We are thrilled to welcome John Mackey and Roy Spence, two of our city's most storied and admired entrepreneurs, as the keynote speakers for RISE 2009," said RISE co-creator Roy Sosa, general manager of MPOWER Ventures and CEO and co-founder of MPOWER Labs. "Both have traveled the road from aspiring entrepreneur to successful impresario and can offer important lessons to all our attendees no matter where they are in their entrepreneurial journey."

Co-hosted by MPOWER Foundation and the Acton School of Business as a non-profit initiative with no cost to participate, RISE offers a unique forum where attendees can exchange expertise with entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds and form lasting professional connections.

Unlike a traditional conference, RISE sessions are limited to 25 participants and take place in venues throughout Greater Austin, from board rooms to coffee shops, from office parks to Zilker Park. This year, the conference also plans to introduce new online tools to help participants connect, interact and maintain contact before, during and after the conference.

Mackey opened a small health food store in Austin in 1978 and grew it into the multi-billion dollar business it is today, respected for its performance and its principles of social and environmental responsibility. Mackey was named 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and has been honored by numerous respected publications for his business acumen and philanthropic values.

Under Spence's leadership, GSD&M Idea City, a leading national marketing communications and advertising company, has helped grow some of the world's most successful brands including Southwest Airlines and Wal-Mart. Spence has been named Ad Man of the Year and Idea Man of the Century and is a sought-after speaker and marketing expert quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, BusinessWeek and other leading publications. He is author of the definitive book about Purpose in business, It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business is Driven by Purpose, to be published in February 2009.

"Mackey and Spence's successes reflect Austin's proud history in developing entrepreneurs and offer an important reminder - the entrepreneurs developed and ideas incubated today will lead toward economic growth tomorrow," said Sosa.

Spence will deliver the opening keynote for RISE 2009 on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p. m. from GSD&M Idea City. Mackey closes RISE 2009 with a keynote and wrap party on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p. m. from Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Co-hosted by RISE and FLOW, a non-profit dedicated to entrepreneurship that Mackey co-founded, the wrap party will celebrate the conclusion of RISE 2009 and the release of Passion & Purpose: The Power of Conscious Capitalism a conversation with John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market and Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's Problems by Michael Strong with a foreword by John Mackey.

First held in 2007, RISE has grown from 500 attendees in 40 sessions in 2007 to 800 attendees in 80 sessions in 2008. In 2009, RISE expects to attract more than 1,500 entrepreneurs to participate in more than 100 sessions.

RISE Participation is free due to the generosity of returning sponsors Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Austin Ventures, Ernst & Young, GSD&M Idea City and new sponsors anthonyBarnum Public Relations, Austin Business Journal, Austin Women Entrepreneurs, Capital One Bank, Club E, Grande Communications, Give Realty, Holtzman Moellenberg Panozzo and Perkins, LLP and Silverton Foundation.

Conference registration and the Call for Sessions are now open online at www. riseaustin. org through February 28, 2009.

About RISE
RISE, a Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs, provides a forum for entrepreneurs to connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. RISE 2009 takes place March 2-5 when more than 1,500 entrepreneurs will participate in approximately 100 sessions hosted by successful business leaders throughout the Greater Austin area. There is no cost to participate. For more information, to register or to volunteer to host a session, visit www. riseaustin. org. RISE is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

About the Acton School of Business
The Acton School of Business, located in Austin, Texas, is a one-year MBA in Entrepreneurship program taught by successful, practicing entrepreneurs. The program is based entirely on experiential learning, featuring intensive 90-hour work weeks where students stand in the shoes of the entrepreneur in over 300 case studies, run real assembly lines and must sell products door-to-door in order to graduate. The student-faculty ratio is lower than any MBA program in the country, allowing students to develop strong bonds with their entrepreneur teachers. The Princeton Review has ranked Acton's teachers among the top five MBA faculties in the country for the past five years and rates Acton as the second "Best Classroom Experience" in the nation. The Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship is offered through Hardin Simmons University.

About MPOWER Foundation
The MPOWER Foundation (www. mpowerfoundation. org) is the philanthropic arm of MPOWER Ventures (www. mpowerventures. com), a socially committed venture fund that identifies, creates and invests in early-stage businesses targeting underserved markets. The Foundation extends MPOWER Ventures' efforts to promote access to financial services and extend the global reach of markets by supporting mission-critical programs that cannot sustainably return revenues. It funds, conceives and operates financial education, research, policy and social initiatives independently and through strategic partnerships. The MPOWER Foundation awards grants by invitation only.


Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

Business Insurance Now Offers Professional Liability Insurance for Allied Health Care Providers

New insurance option provides risk protection for audiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, music therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists/therapists

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2009

Business Insurance Now now offers professional liability insurance for allied health professionals (http://www. businessinsurancenow. com/allied_health_care. aspx), giving audiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, music therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists/therapists an affordable and easy way to get the insurance coverage they need. Information is located at www. businessinsurancenow. com/allied_health_care. aspx (http://www. businessinsurancenow. com/allied_health_care. aspx).

"We've partnered with the industry's leading carriers to offer top-quality professional liability insurance for self-employed allied health professionals at a price they can afford," says Jim Cochran, president of Business Insurance Now.

Also known as "errors and omissions insurance," allied health professional liability insurance protects an allied health care provider, or his or her company, against the financial devastation that comes from being charged with either a negligent act or failure to perform professional duties. Professional liability insurance (http://www. businessinsurancenow. com/professional_liability. aspx) generally covers claims alleging errors and omissions, negligence, or misleading statements made on the job.

With professional liability insurance for allied health professionals from Business Insurance Now, allied health care providers can be confident that they are protecting themselves and their assets with coverage that's a perfect fit for their needs.

"Allied health professionals who get sued face tremendous costs for a legal defense, whether they're found to be at fault or not," Cochran says. "The health care business is fraught with claims, and liability can be significant. Allied health care providers are taking a big liability risk when working with patients while uninsured."

Should an insured allied health professional (http://www. businessinsurancenow. com/allied_health_care. aspx) face a claim, allied health professional liability insurance from Business Insurance Now would pay for a legal defense, as well as damages that the provider or his or her business may be legally required to pay, up to the dollar limit specified by the policy.

Allied health professional liability coverage from Business Insurance Now features:
  The expertise and stability of A. M. Best A+ rated carriers   Coverage on an occurrence basis to protect against incidents that occur while the policy is in force, regardless of when the claim is reported   Custom and triple aggregate limits   No deductible   $10,000 off-premises property coverage   $10,000 premises medical pay coverage   Blanket defined additional insured coverage   Enhanced coverage for outdoor property   Business interruption coverage   Interest-free installment plans for accounts with premiums over $5,000   Available umbrella liability limits

Business Insurance Now provides affordable allied health professional liability coverage for a variety of specialities, including:

  Audiologist   Dietitian   Nutritionist   Music therapist   Occupational therapist   Speech pathologist/therapist

About Business Insurance Now

Business Insurance Now is a Web-based e-agent that offers office and professional groups fast, easy, one-stop shopping for all their property and liability insurance needs. Business Insurance Now offers free, no-obligation quotes and the option to implement coverage immediately. For more information, please visit www. businessinsurancenow. com.


QuickCompliance Launches Free “Ask-the-Experts” HIPAA Security Seminar Series

QuickCompliance Launches Free “Ask-the-Experts” HIPAA Security Seminar Series

HIPAA Security experts to address a wide range of issues related to the HIPAA Security mandate.

WESTPORT, CT. (PRWEB) November 20, 2003

QuickCompliance, Inc, a leading provider of web-based healthcare regulatory and compliance training solutions, today announced the creation of free monthly web seminars and audio conferences to help organizations better understand the impact of the HIPAA Security requirements. The conference series will begin in December 2003 and run until April 2005, the compliance deadline of the Security standards.

To showcase these seminars QuickCompliance has lined up the nationÂ’s foremost experts on HIPAA Security, including Chris Apgar, John Parmigiani, Terrill Smith, Vincent DiPippo, Rosemary Abell, Maureen Beekman, Kristy Kuhn, Tom Walsh and many others. The seminar topics will address strategic planning, GAP analysis, risk assessments, risk mitigation, policy and procedure development, remediation, training, auditing and monitoring, and many other implementation steps.

“We believe that by offering free training seminars that cover all aspects of the HIPAA Security compliance process, and by making the nation’s experts available for questions and guidance, we will be able to greatly reduce the confusion and significantly assist healthcare organizations in becoming compliant with the HIPAA Security mandates,” said John Danaher, CEO of QuickCompliance.

The series will begin on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 with Chris Apgar of Apgar Associates, who is a nationally recognized data security & HIPAA expert. During this one hour webinar, “The Final HIPAA Security Rule and What It Means to Your Organization Now”, Mr. Apgar will discuss what organizations must accomplish in the next 18 months as well as what they are expected to currently have in place.

A second webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2004 and is entitled, “The Training Requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule”. John Parmigiani, the former National Practice Director of Regulatory and Compliance Services for CTG HealthCare Solutions, will discuss the history of the government’s training requirement and what it means to healthcare organizations.

The third webinar in the series is entitled, “Developing an Effective Security Policy for Your Organization”. Terrill Smith, a leading security consultant who has worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss how to construct an effective and realistic security policy.

A complete description of the webinar series, as well as profiles of the individual speakers, may be accessed by visiting the companyÂ’s web site at http://www. quickcompliance. net/hipaasecurity (http://www. quickcompliance. net/hipaasecurity).

In conjunction with the series, QuickCompliance is also launching a HIPAA Security web blog. This web blog will contain the latest issues, implementation experiences and execution challenges from the “field” as described by QuickCompliance’s team of experts. For more information, go to http://www. quickcompliance. net (http://www. quickcompliance. net).

QuickCompliance offers a full suite of web based HIPAA Security courses as well as a HIPAA Security policy and procedure tool to address the training mandate of the HIPAA Security regulations. The Gartner Group has identified QuickCompliance as the most often referenced HIPAA training solution. The training solutions can be delivered via QuickComplianceÂ’s Learning Management System (LMS), on an organizationÂ’s LMS, or in workbook format. Demonstrations of QuickComplianceÂ’s industry-leading HIPAA Security courses for health plans, hospitals and healthcare providers can be found at http://www. quickcompliance. net/hipaasecurity (http://www. quickcompliance. net/hipaasecurity).

About QuickCompliance

QuickCompliance is a full-service e-Learning company providing comprehensive e-Learning, testing and tracking solutions that enable organizations to address regulatory and compliance mandates. QuickCompliance provides a fullrange of products and services including “off the shelf courses”, custom courses, and hosting and full deployment of learning management systems. QuickCompliance is training employees throughout the country in health plans, hospitals, academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and federal and state government agencies. To learn more, visit http://www. quickcompliance. net (http://www. quickcompliance. net).


Friday, December 28, 2007

Rescued, Rehabbed, Released -- National Aquarium Sends "Hastings" the Seal Back to Sea

Rescued, Rehabbed, Released -- National Aquarium Sends "Hastings" the Seal Back to Sea

National Aquarium staff and volunteers were joined by community members on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland to help “Hastings” the harbor seal with his oceanic return! Hastings suffered severe lacerations to his front flipper, but thanks to months of rehabilitation by The National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP), he was rescued, rehabilitated and safely released back to sea. The public can track his progress at www. aqua. org/trackhastings. html.

Ocean City, MD (Vocus) May 14, 2010

National Aquarium staff and volunteers were joined by community members on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland to help “Hastings” the harbor seal with his oceanic return! Hastings suffered severe lacerations to his front flipper, but thanks to months of rehabilitation by The National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP), he was rescued, rehabilitated and safely released back to sea. The public can track his progress at http://www. aqua. org/trackhastings. html (http://www. aqua. org/trackhastings. html).

The juvenile male harbor seal was stranded along the Atlantic coast of Maryland, in the town of Ocean City, on January 15, 2010. MARP responded, and the seal was admitted to the National Aquarium for rehabilitation. Upon admission, the seal was underweight, severely dehydrated, mildly emaciated, and medically compromised due to a wound behind the left front flipper. In addition to the wound, he was found to have an upper respiratory infection and a mild case of pneumonia at the time of being admitted for rehab.

The seal, called Hastings, was treated with antibiotics for several weeks, and his wound was treated every three days for two weeks. Hastings responded well to treatment and was soon interacting with enrichment devices, the animal equivalent of toys, and eagerly eating. While in rehab, Hastings gained nearly 20 pounds on a daily diet of herring and capelin.

“Hastings overcame many challenges while in rehabilitation, and we have every reason to believe that he will have a successful reintroduction back into his natural environment,” says MARP stranding coordinator Jennifer Dittmar, “We strive to return these stranded animals to the ocean as soon as they are ready, and to minimize contact while they are in our care, in order to avoid them coming to associate humans with food.”

Upon release, the healthy seal weighed 71 pounds and was eating 7 lbs of fish a day. He was named Hastings by the Pettus-Crowe Foundation, a private donor who funded a satellite tracking tag for the seal. The satellite tag was affixed to his fur so Aquarium staff and researchers can learn more about seal migration and travel patterns. The public is invited to follow Hastings’ progress by viewing a satellite map of his travels at the Aquarium’s website at http://www. aqua. org/trackhastings (http://www. aqua. org/trackhastings). Information will be gathered until the adhesive fails and the tag falls off.

This is the 83rd animal released by the National Aquarium. Formed in 1991 and staffed almost entirely by volunteers, the Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP) is the cornerstone of the National Aquarium's ocean health initiative. Formed in 1991 and staffed almost entirely by volunteers, MARP’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release stranded animals back into the natural environment whenever possible; share knowledge with the scientific community; and provide public educational programs through special events and presentations. MARP has successfully rescued, treated, and returned seals, dolphins, porpoises, pilot whales, pygmy sperm whales, sea turtles, and a manatee to their natural habitats.

Many of MARP’s patients are sick or injured due to human-related activities like boat strikes, gear entanglement or plastic ingestion. Weather, malnourishment, exhaustion and pollution also contribute to strandings. Rescuing and studying stranded animals provides vital information about the status of the ocean and coastal environments, as well as the biology and health of the animals that live in those environments.

The public in invited to help with the National Aquarium’s marine animal rehabilitation efforts. Txt ACT to 20222 to make a $5 donation. Msg & data rates apply or visit http://www. aqua. org (http://www. aqua. org).

About National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, a non-profit organization, is Maryland’s most exciting and popular cultural attraction, as well as one of the region’s leading conservation and education resources. For close to three decades, it has been a symbol of urban renewal, an economic anchor for the region and a source of pride for Marylanders. It has enjoyed strong, reliable attendance since opening on August 8, 1981. With original attendance projections of 650,000 visitors per year, the National Aquarium has welcomed an average annual attendance of 1.5 million over the past 10 years. Through transforming experiences, the National Aquarium inspires people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world. It is dedicated to education and conservation through more than a dozen programs that serve the environment and the community.

The National Aquarium is a member of the Northeast Region of the National Stranding Network through an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service. MARP staff and volunteers respond to animal strandings 24 hours a day in the coastal areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and have returned more than 80 marine animals back to their natural environment.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Musician-Environmentalist Jon Hartmann Addresses America's Oil Addiction with President George W. Bush Rap "Start A Business

Musician-Environmentalist Jon Hartmann Addresses America's Oil Addiction with President George W. Bush Rap "Start A Business

Artist responsibility. Freedom of Speech. Clarity through words. When politics, the environment and music meet, Jon Hartmann gets his message across through his artistry.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2007

President George W. Bush (PGWB) a Rap artist? With the Internet swarming with PGWB parodies, it was time to exercise the First U. S. Amendment, "Freedom of Speech" utilizing clearer communication about war, profits and the environmental impact. Writer-Producer-Musician-Environmentalist, Jon Hartmann has released "George Bush Sings" in a rap-funk-groove download on http://cdbaby. com/cd/jonhartmann4 (http://cdbaby. com/cd/jonhartmann4), featuring tracks, "Don't Believe Me," "Let Us Bomb," "Stay The Course," "My Heart Breaks," and "Start A Business" which talks about America's addiction to oil. Other new tracks will be added to the site for download as they are produced.

"George Bush Sings is an audio outing for those of us who happen to notice that the emperor's suit hides nothing. It was my thinking that if the Office of the President had truly become a theatre of the absurd, where words had no meaning, then it was time to arrange the order of the President's words so that they may better reflect the truth" states Hartmann. "This country has always had difficulty escaping the influence of big oil. The way we built our cities and the reasons we went to war were most often at the request and benefit of the folks at the petroleum concerns. Many of the decisions made by government were in the best interest of the oil stockholders but may have been disastrous for the well-being of the planet. At a time when government must take the initiative to fundamentally change our energy and environmental policy, we have a president whose background in the oil business suggests that he may not have been suited to the task of leading the nation away from it's addiction to oil. This president stated that he was a uniter, not a divider, and yet he has done more than any American president to polarize and disrupt the social fabric of the United States. Start A Business is Bush's version of "let them eat cake," Hartmann explains.

Hartmann's last album, "Pacific Electric," pays tribute to Los Angeles' long-lost Pacific Electric Railway and Hartmann's thoughts of energy, policy and interest of expanding rail service between and inside cities to promote healthier air and trying to understand the removal of the Pacific Electric Railway. His previous albums, "3 if By Air" and "The 10th House" both featured CD cover graphics which reflect Hartmann's passionate visual statement about the fragile nature of the orb we populate. He feels fossil fuels have no place in our future. "If we continue to burn them at the current rate, two things will happen as sure as night follows day.....our economy will be disrupted beyond repair, and our planet, likewise, may be damaged sufficiently to induce global catastrophe," states Hartmann.

Hartmann is a songwriter, musician, producer, music publisher and record label executive whose career has encompassed touring the world. From his first overseas gig in Southeast Asia to entertain soldiers for the USO, to performing with Ike & Tina Turner in Germany with the Rolling Stones as audience spectators. Jon was signed as a writer in 1975 for Peacock Music, where he and Jimmy Whitney co-wrote "Goodness Knows," recorded that year by Michael Jackson. He's currently producing his own works and others elaborating on his environmental beliefs as an activist and musical artist on his own independent label, Jon Hartmann Records.

For interviews, review copies and additional information, call Publicist, Stacey Kumagai at 818/506-8675 or email. To order Jon Hartmann's music CDs, go to www. cdbaby. com or go to www. jonhartmannmusic. com


Thousands of LPNs in BC Show Interest in Joining BCNU

Thousands of LPNs in BC Show Interest in Joining BCNU

New membership rights make practical nursing careers even more lucrative

Vancouver, BC (Vocus) September 17, 2009

The British Columbia Nurses’ Union recently opened the door to Licensed Practical Nurses who were interested in joining the union as full members with collective bargaining rights. With thousands of LPNs lining up for the new privileges, the time has never been better to enter the practical nursing field.

"With LPNs now able to join the BCNU as full members, the field of practical nursing will become even more desirable,” says Rose Pollock, Practical Nursing Program Coordinator at Vancouver Career College. “If pay and benefits increase for LPNs, it will definitely help legitimize LPNs hard work in this province."

The new regulations will help the thousands of new LPNs entering the nursing field in the next few years. The Canadian Occupational Projection System estimates that 2,403 LPN jobs will open up in BC by 2013, which means there’s still plenty of time for those interested in practical nursing.

Vancouver Career College offers its 52-week Practical Nursing program at campus locations in Burnaby, Abbotsford and Kelowna, making it a very accessible option for students in BC.

Once students have graduated, they must write the CLPNBC Licensing Exam, which certifies them to work as nurses in British Columbia. Now with the ability to join the BCNU, LPNs will be seen as a more important part of the health care system, and will likely be able to bargain on better benefits and wages.

Vancouver Career College is now accepting applications for the Practical Nursing program in Burnaby, Kelowna and Abbotsford. Students can choose from November 2009 and January 2010 start dates. Visit http://www. vccollege. ca (http://www. vccollege. ca) for more information.

About Vancouver Career College
Vancouver Career College (http://www. vccollege. ca (http://www. vccollege. ca)) is dedicated to providing students with the highest standard of education and training, with all programs approved by the provincial government of British Columbia. With small classes, industry-relevant programs and seven convenient locations across BC, Vancouver Career College is one of the region’s leading career training schools.

For more information:
Warren Mailey
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288 ext. 2130


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Truth About Vitamin Tablets: In this day and age of health a lot of us take some sort of multi-vitamin to supplement the nutritional needs that our body requires

The Truth About Vitamin Tablets: In this day and age of health a lot of us take some sort of multi-vitamin to supplement the nutritional needs that our body requires.

Did you know that most vitamin tablets don't disolve in your digestive system.

(PRWEB) July 24, 2004

But did you know that most commercial vitamins can be found un-dissolved in septic tanks. 90% of most vitamins are not dissolved in the digestive system. If vitamins donÂ’t dissolve quickly, they bypass the first part of the small intestine where most nutrients are absorbed. Use a cup of water with a tablespoon of vinager if in 30 minutes the vitamin is not disolved then you are not getting the full benefit of your vitamin.

Do a search on google. com for "Dicalcium Phosphate in Vitamins" (DCH) and you will find this in most vitamins. Dicalcium Phosphate is inorganic and is used as a binder which is not easily broken down. Find an alternate solution here:

Http://www. all-multivitamins. com (http://www. all-multivitamins. com)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

WeAttract. com, Inc., Announces Formation of Science Advisory Board

WeAttract. com, Inc., Announces Formation of Science Advisory Board

(PRWEB) March 9, 2005

weAttract. com, an independent research and development firm, announced today the formation of a new Science Advisory Board. This multi-disciplinary team of nationally renowned psychologists, mathematicians, and educators will advise weAttract as it designs a new generation of search engines and decision-making tools for the Internet.

WeAttract has built search systems for leading online dating websites, including the recently launched, Yahoo! Personals Premier service. “When we first started, the industry scoffed at the idea of applying science to online dating,” recalls Dr. Mark Thompson, President and CEO of weAttract. com. “They said: It’s not rocket science! But it’s much harder to connect people online than most expected.” This Board brings new skills and insights to finding relationships, jobs, and information online. The Board includes:

• Linda Adler received her Masters in Communication Research from Stanford University and is an expert in decision-making and user interface design. She also holds a Masters of Public Health and is a leader in the use of the Internet for patient education and online communities for the chronically ill.

• Jean Dixen, Ph. D. is a practicing clinical and health psychologist. She led regional efforts to establish healthcare guidelines in Psychiatry, especially for the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Dixen is the former Program Director for Behavioral Medicine for Kaiser Permanente, California.

• Michael Georgeff, Ph. D. is among the worlds leading experts and visionaries in the research and application of artificial intelligence (AI). He is the former Director of both the Artificial Intelligence Center at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International and the Australian AI Institute. His intelligent software agents are used around the world, including numerous Fortune 500 Companies and NASA.

• Karen Rook, Ph. D. is Professor and Chair of the Psychology and Social Behavior Department at the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine. She is a nationally renowned expert in issues surrounding social relationships including social support, loss, loneliness, and changes in social network and expectations over the life span.

• Niels Waller, Ph. D. is Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University and one of the nations leading psychometricians. He has received numerous honors for his work on personality theory, statistics, measurement design, and quantitative genetics. 

• Philip Zimbardo, Ph. D. is an International leader and visionary in his field as a social psychologist, researcher, Stanford University professor, and communicator. His “Stanford Prison Experiment” is among the most influential studies in psychology, and his Introduction to Psychology has been the most popular Psychology 101 textbook for over 25 years. Dr. Zimbardo is a former President of the American Psychological Association.

To learn more about these experts, visit http://www. weattract. com/AUAdvisors. html (http://www. weattract. com/AUAdvisors. html)

About weAttract. com

WeAttract. com applies cutting edge research from mathematics and the social sciences to the design of decision-making tools, search engines, preference assessments, and interactive education tools. For more information, visit http://www. weattract. com (http://www. weattract. com).

For media inquiries, contact Cecile Conn at (214) 999-6051 or cecile@weattract. com.

People with Low Vision can Maintain Independence and Privacy

People with Low Vision can Maintain Independence and Privacy

33rd annual event showcases products and services for low vision people, which help them continue to read, write their own checks and travel alone.

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2006 -–

Many people with low vision give up on reading, writing checks and traveling alone. Some use talking books; some turn their finances over to someone else; some never walk alone outside their home again.

Yet many people with visual impairments, especially those caused by age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60 in the Western world, can continue to read, control their finances and travel alone. They simply need the right tools, the right services and the right training.

On Sunday, May 21, 2006, National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH) will host its 33rd Annual Public Awareness Showcase and Counseling Center for the Visually Impaired at Einhorn Auditorium in Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

This free event highlights some of the products and services available to help those with low vision maintain their independence and their privacy.

From 1-4 p. m., members of the public can learn about and purchase all types of visual aids and electronic devices that enlarge objects, and lights specially designed to reduce glare. Other gadgets and aids that will be available include check writing guides and “easy-to-read” pens; talking keychains and clocks; large print playing cards and calendars; and needle threaders.

NAVH large print educational material on vision and eye disease will be available, as well as large print books from commercial publishers and samples of Reader’s Digest Large Print Magazine and Condensed Novels and The New York Times Large Print Weekly.

Prominent ophthalmologists will be available for mini-consultations.

Representatives from various public and private organizations will be answering questions about their services for the visually impaired.

The NAVH 33rd Annual Showcase will be held in Einhorn Auditorium, at Lenox Hill Hospital, 131 E. 76th Street, New York, New York, from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. on Sunday, May 21, 2006. The event is free to the public.

About NAVH

NAVH is the only national voluntary nonprofit health organization solely devoted to the hard of seeing.™ Our mission is to ensure that impaired vision does not reduce quality of life. For over 52 years, we have encouraged and trained low vision people to use their remaining vision to its fullest potential. We are completely dependent on individuals, foundations and corporations for support.

For more information on NAVH and how to support our services, visit navh. org or call 1-888-205-5951.


Janet Handy


Development Director


Www. navh. org


Monday, December 24, 2007

Boots Becomes Exclusive Stockist of Celebrity Makeup Artist Cosmetics Brand

Boots Becomes Exclusive Stockist of Celebrity Makeup Artist Cosmetics Brand

Boots. com gain exclusive stockist status for myface. cosmetics the new cosmetics brand from renowned makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

(PRWEB) October 26, 2008

Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most influential make-up artists in the world, whose client roster includes Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore, to name but a few. She is now allowing every woman "access" to her professional expertise with the launch of the make-up brand myface. cosmetics that syncs a person's make-up with their skin tone.

Boots (http://www. boots. com/ (http://www. boots. com/)) will be stocking myface. comestics exclusively on its website, which is the UK's number one health and beauty online retailer.

Combining the expertise of a high profile make-up artist with high quality products and high-tech packaging, myface. cosmetics has ceremoniously ended mass confusion in the make-up aisles. By merchandising colours and shades according to skintone, both online and in store, myface. cosmetics creates an easy-to-shop user-friendly experience.

Charlotte believes that the vast majority of women are concerned with the make-up colours that most suit them, rather than application techniques, and therefore the range is based on this insight, with each shade picked to work with a specific skin tone - fair, medium and medium/dark.

Charlotte Tilbury said: "The most common question people ask me is 'What colour lip gloss, blush etc. would you use on my face?' The right colours dramatically enhance your overall appearance and the wrong ones can really detract." This refreshingly prescriptive approach to make up (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? catalogId=11051&categoryId=4711&langId=-1&storeId=10052 (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? catalogId=11051&categoryId=4711&langId=-1&storeId=10052)) seems blindingly obvious and yet has never been done before.

The range consists of ten lines, from light ethereal foundations to lip pop gloss and upload mascara for loaded lashes. Each line has shades that are recommended for each of the skin types.

Celeste Sinclair, Beauty Buyer for boots. com said, "We are so excited to have myface cosmetics (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? categoryParentId=3633&langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=11051&categoryId=38342 (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? categoryParentId=3633&langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=11051&categoryId=38342)) as an exclusive brand on our site. Charlotte has earned iconic status in the fashion & beauty world and we know that our customers who are self-confessed 'beauty addicts' are absolutely going to love this new brand with such inspirational expertise behind it."

About Boots
Boots is the UK's leading retailer of beauty products (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? storeId=10052&categoryId=3633&langId=-1&catalogId=11051 (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? storeId=10052&categoryId=3633&langId=-1&catalogId=11051)), skincare products, electrical beauty products such as straighteners (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=11051&categoryId=4665 (http://www. boots. com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay? langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=11051&categoryId=4665)) and health products, with thousands of products from prestigious brands, as well as exclusive brands that can't be found anywhere else in the UK, either on the high street or online.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots. com. Boots. com is a trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) an Alliance Boots company. All other information and advice on boots. com is the responsibility of Boots UK Ltd.

Boots PR Contact:
Carrie Eames
PR Manager
D90E F07
Thane Road
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0115 959 5995
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

New England Fertility Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Introducing Gift of Hope Financial Program

New England Fertility Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Introducing Gift of Hope Financial Program

New England Fertility the first non hospital based fertility center in Connecticut, is celebrating 20 years of providing care to individuals and couples struggling with infertility. In honor of this milestone, New England Fertility will be offering qualifying patients 20 percent off the cost of fertility treatment through the Gift of Hope Program. The Gift of Hope program was established as a way to give back - and give hope to those who are having difficulty conceiving. By offering the Gift of Hope Program, New England Fertility hopes to make fertility treatment more affordable to those who have limited personal resources or are without insurance.

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 2, 2010

Program in honor of fertility clinic’s 20th anniversary provides qualifying patients 20 percent off fertility treatment

New England Fertility, a leading fertility clinic with offices in Stamford, Hamden, and Shelton, Connecticut, in honor of its 20th anniversary announced today that it would be offering qualifying patients 20 percent off the cost of fertility treatment through its Gift of Hope program.

Committed to providing patients from Connecticut, the United States, and around the world with the best assisted reproduction technologies and care for 20 years, New England Fertility created the Gift of Hope program as a way to give back – and give hope – to patients dealing with infertility, and help them achieve their dream of starting a family. Specifically, the Gift of Hope program was designed to help make fertility treatments more affordable by offering a 20 percent discount to our patients who have no insurance coverage and limited personal resources to cover the out-of-pocket expenses.

“Creating families has been the lifelong goal of New England Fertility,” said Dr. Gad Lavy, the founder and medical director of New England Fertility. “And we have been extremely successful in helping individuals and couples struggling with infertility to achieve that goal. Now, by creating a program that helps make the cost of fertility treatment more affordable, we can help more patients conceive and deliver a healthy baby.”

Enrollment in the Gift of Hope program opens on January 1, 2011, and closes on December 31, 2011. Procedures covered include IUI cycles, IVF cycles, and donor egg and surrogacy cycles.

Gift of Hope Program Eligibility Criteria:

O Annual household income must be $100,000 or less based on last 2 years U. S. federal tax returns (75% weighting toward most recent year).
O Patient must be under the age of 51 and meet normal medical criteria for desired treatment.
O Patient must be enrolled in program prior to baseline sonogram or cycle synchronization with a donor or gestational carrier.
O Patient’s insurance will not cover treatment/procedures or patient is uninsured.

About New England Fertility

New England Fertility was founded in 1991 by Dr. Gad Lavy with the goal of providing state-of-the-art fertility treatment to couples and individuals seeking help conceiving. New England Fertility was the first non-hospital-based outpatient in vitro fertilization (IVF) center in the state of Connecticut, as well as the first infertility treatment center in Connecticut to have a baby born from a cryopreserved egg. New England Fertility was also a pioneer in providing innovative fertility therapies such as ICSI, PGD, and egg freezing, and is recognized as one of the largest egg donor/gestational surrogacy programs in Fairfield County, Connecticut. To learn more about New England Fertility’s state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical, and surgical IVF center, or to schedule a consultation, visit our website at http://www. nefertility. com or call us at 203.325.3200.


XenaCare Holdings Announces Expansion of National Advertising Campaign for its Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Reliever, Cobroxin, as Retailer Commitments Grow

XenaCare Holdings Announces Expansion of National Advertising Campaign for its Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Reliever, Cobroxin, as Retailer Commitments Grow

XenaCare Holdings has announced that it will be supporting the rapidly-growing network of retailers carrying its over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, Cobroxin, by expanding its multimillion dollar national marketing campaign to include direct response mailings, television commercials, national sponsorships, and additional print advertising.

Delray Beach, FL (Vocus) January 20, 2010

XenaCare Holdings, Inc. (http://www. XenaCareHoldings. com) (OTCBB:XCHO), a company specializing in the marketing and retail distribution of consumer healthcare products, announced today that it is expanding its multimillion dollar national advertising campaign to include direct response mailings, television commercials, national sponsorships and additional print advertising to support the rapidly growing network of retailers carrying Cobroxin (http://www. Cobroxin. com), an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever clinically proven to treat moderate to severe (Stage 2) chronic pain.

“We introduced Cobroxin, through e-commerce websites, during the last quarter of 2009. This quarter, we are pleased to report that the product has been reviewed and accepted by 40% of the 105,000 retail stores selling healthcare products across the United States, as reported by Chain Drug Review magazine,” said Frank Rizzo, President and CEO of XenaCare Holdings. “We anticipate the average retailer will place an opening order of $80 per store location. With analgesic products producing up to 21 inventory turnovers per year, the upside potential is dramatic and very exciting for Cobroxin,” he concluded.

In addition to its current print advertising campaign, XenaCare Holdings has purchased advertising in several men’s, women’s and specialty magazines. These advertisements are scheduled to debut in February and are projected to generate approximately 108 million reader impressions over the next 3 months. Cobroxin will also be featured in several printed retail catalogs, reaching approximately 18 million households throughout the United States.

Recently, the Company became a National Proud Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation. This sponsorship allows XenaCare Holdings to use the Foundation’s logo on packaging, websites, print advertisements, retail catalogs and when sending out direct mailers to 100,000 Arthritis Foundation members. XenaCare Holdings plans to continue strengthening its relationship with the Arthritis Foundation and supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout 2010.

In October, the Company announced that it would be advertising in the official annual publication of NASCAR, which reaches approximately 8,000,000 attendees, as well as the NFL Alumni Guide Program and Yearbook. The Company recently expanded this targeted outreach to include advertising in the upcoming 2010 Super Bowl XLIV program guide and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game program guide.

Cobroxin will also be featured in direct response advertising with 60 second spots beginning in late January 2010.

Finally, XenaCare Holdings has begun production for a series of television commercials scheduled to air in April. Additional details regarding these commercials will be released in the near-term.

Cobroxin is currently available to independent pharmacy owners through the Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA), one of the largest pharmacy organizations representing more than 6,000 retail outlets throughout 32 states. Additionally, Cobroxin will be sold through most mass market retailers, including major drugstore chains and supermarkets, as well as online at Cobroxin. com, Amazon. com, Overstock. com and Drugstore. com.

Cobroxin is the first over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever (http://www. Cobroxin. com) clinically proven to treat moderate to severe (Stage 2) chronic pain. Many other Stage 2 drugs require prescriptions, including Tylenol 3, Percocet, and Vicodin. The drug is currently available as an oral spray for treating migraine headaches, neck aches, shoulder pain, cramps, lower back pain, and neuralgia and is also available as a topical gel for treating joint pain and pain associated with repetitive stress and arthritis.

Additional benefits to Cobroxin include:
All Natural Non-Addictive Non-Narcotic Non-Opiate More Potent than Morphine Long Lasting XenaCare Holdings was granted the exclusive license by Nutra Pharma Corporation (OTCBB:NPHC) to market and distribute Cobroxin within the United States.

About XenaCare Holdings

XenaCare Holdings, Inc. engages in the formulation, marketing, and distribution of nutrition supplement products primarily in the United States. In addition to Cobroxin, for the treatment of moderate to severe (Stage 2) chronic pain (http://www. Cobroxin. com), the Company’s clinical products include XenaCor, which supports the lowering of serum cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and homocysteine levels to support cardiovascular health; XenaTri for lowering triglycerides and raising HDL to support cardiovascular health; and XenaZyme Plus that increases the body’s oxygen carrying capacities designed to support digestion. In addition, the company offers formulations for the lifestyle performance market, which consists of a sports line for athletes, including SunPill that is formulated to protect the skin when exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays. XenaCare markets its products through the Internet as well as pharmacies. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Delray Beach, Florida.

Http://www. XenaCareHoldings. com (http://www. XenaCareHoldings. com)]
Http://www. Cobroxin. com (http://www. Cobroxin. com)]

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward Looking Statements

Except for the historical and present factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this document, including statements regarding our plans for specific advertising and marketing campaigns supporting Cobroxin are forward looking statement and subject to change. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ from the Company’s current plans. There are many risks, uncertainties and other factors that can prevent the achievement of our goals or cause results to differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risks described in greater detail in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future events make it clear that any of the anticipated results expressed or implied herein will not be realized. The Company's filings may be accessed at the SEC's Edgar system at www. sec. gov].


Is There Healing in Mysticism?

Is There Healing in Mysticism?

The Circle of the Healing Drum is pleased to announce their inaugural event, “Healing Through Mysticism.” The Circle of the Healing Drum is an active newly formed mystic circle in Bend, OR. They invoke the ancient practices of working with ones body energy field to heal emotionally, spiritually, and physically through use of drums and teachings, sometimes referred to as shamanic healing.

Bend, OR (PRWEB) January 17, 2005

Shamanic healing is a spiritual and energetic method of healing that deals with the spiritual aspect of illness. There are three common causes of illness, in the shamanÂ’s worldview. A person may have lost his or her power, causing depression, chronic illness, or a series of misfortunes. In this case, the shaman journeys to restore that personÂ’s lost power.

Over tens of thousands of years, mankind’s ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem-solving. This remarkable system of methods has developed into what is know today as "shamanism," a term that comes from a Siberian tribal word for its practitioners: "shaman" (pronounced SHAH-mahn). The word shaman comes through Russian from the Evenk people of Siberia (referred to as Tungus by Russians). It is sometimes spelled saman, but shaman is more accurate. For much too long, Spirit has been left out of Western medicine. Now's a chance to bring Spirit back and assist in healing and living a longer, healthier life - through these shamans' ancient healing practices. The Circle of the Healing Drum will be exploring and teaching these principals in their inaugural workshop event, “Healing Through Mysticism”, on February 5th, 2005.

For more information about The Circle of the Healing Drum and thier events please visit their website at http://HealingShamans. com (http://HealingShamans. com)


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Health Insurance & Employee Benefits: Planned Administrators Inc. and BCS Insurance Company Launch Educational Podcast Series

Health Insurance & Employee Benefits: Planned Administrators Inc. and BCS Insurance Company Launch Educational Podcast Series

Insurance brokers, HR executives listen and learn with industry's first podcast series -- educational program offers new insights into emerging limited benefits market.

Columbia, SC and Oakbrook Terrace, IL (PRWEB) July 5, 2007

EssentialCare, one of the country's foremost limited benefit health insurance plans, announces the launch of The Essentials, an educational podcast series designed to address critical health insurance and benefits issues. EssentialCare, which serves leading national companies with 500 or more part-time or hourly employees, including those in retail, restaurant, temporary staffing and more, is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company and administered by Planned Administrators Inc. (PAI). The first podcast launched on July 2nd and is available for free download at www. essentialcare. com. New broadcasts will be available on the first Monday of each month.

Http://www. essentialcare. com/producersandemployers/essentialnewsroom/theessentialspodcastseries. aspx (http://www. essentialcare. com/producersandemployers/essentialnewsroom/theessentialspodcastseries. aspx)

Through the informative and upbeat 10-minute audio podcast, host and limited benefit expert Susan Nicolai, spokesperson for EssentialCare, offers insight into current trends in the voluntary insurance arena and provides straightforward advice for brokers and human resource leaders. "According to the U. S. Census Bureau, there are almost 45 million Americans who do not have health insurance; yet, the vast majority of workers believe insurance should be provided by their employer," said Nicolai. "This creates an opportunity for brokers and employers to better position themselves to proactively meet their clients' or employees' specific needs and drive their bottom line at the same time. The Essentials offers listeners up-to-date information on limited benefit offerings."

The podcasts can be quickly and easily downloaded anytime and can be shared throughout an organization. Nicolai encourages industry leaders to make listening to The Essentials a collaborative, monthly learning experience for broker or human resource teams to gain insights into new revenue streams, opportunities and insurance tools available.

About EssentialCare
EssentialCare is a foremost U. S. limited benefit health plan serving leading national restaurant, retail and staffing companies. EssentialCare is a solution from BCS Insurance Company and BCS Life Insurance Company and Planned Administrators, Inc. For more information on EssentialCare, visit the dedicated website www. essentialcare. com.

About Planned Administrators, Inc.
Founded in 1981, PAI is a Third Party Administrator (TPA) of health care plans, focused on health care claims administration and utilization management. PAI delivers savings from some of the nation's biggest and best preferred provider networks, and superior customer service for limited benefit plans.

About BCS Insurance Company
BCS is known for excellence in product development and special risk underwriting. With more than 50 years of experience in the group insurance market, BCS provides strength and experience one can trust.

Editor's Notes: 

Bylined Articles and Thought Leadership Pieces Available:

1. Proactively Confronting the Issue of Offering Limited Benefits
2. What Every CFO Must Know About Part Time & Hourly Worker Insurance
3. Key Considerations When Offering Employee Benefits
4. Logan's Roadhouse and Employee Benefits: Recruitment, Retention & Productivity

Available to Write Bylined Pieces

Podcast Available for Online Link to Media Website/Newsletter

Media Contact:
Rodger Roeser 
Eisen Management Group
Rroeser(at)eisenmanagementgroup. com 


CRC Health Group Hires Call Center Pro to be Director of its National Resource Center

CRC Health Group Hires Call Center Pro to be Director of its National Resource Center

Twenty-year industry veteran to oversee company’s primary customer relations resource

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) August 9, 2010

CRC Health Group (http://www. crchealth. com), the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services, has announced the hiring of Dale Demarest Bryan as Director of its National Resource Center (NRC), the company’s nationwide call center. Dale will oversee all aspects of NRC policies, objectives and initiatives as well as manage the performance of a team of NRC advisors who answer calls for most of CRC’s 150 facilities.

“We are pleased to welcome Dale to CRC Health Group,” said Jim Hudak, Chief Administrative Officer for the Cupertino-based company. “We consider customer relations our priority and our NRC is enormously crucial to our success in this area. We know that Dale’s experience and skills will be great assets for the NRC team and the company going forward.”

Dale has nearly 20 years of experience in mental healthcare. Most recently, she was Head of Operations for Aetna / Horizon Health’s call center where she was responsible for significant cost reduction initiatives and vastly improved service levels. She also has worked for CIGNA where she elevated quality scores and achieved over 90% customer satisfaction. Dale began her career in behavioral health at Hazelden treatment center.

In addition to her work experience, Dale brings to CRC an education that includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Her first day with CRC is Monday, August 9.

“I could not be more pleased and excited to join CRC Health Group,” said Dale. “I am joining a group or healthcare professionals of the highest caliber and am honored to serve in the capacity of leadership and service to the advisors of the NRC.”

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 educational 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 educational services. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit www. crchealth. com or call (877) 637-6237.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Another Kardashian on the Rise - Introducing LA Fitness Expert & Life Balance Coach Ron Kardashian and his 30 Second Diet

Another Kardashian on the Rise - Introducing LA Fitness Expert & Life Balance Coach Ron Kardashian and his 30 Second Diet.

Ron Kardashian - published author, fitness expert and life coach opens offices in Beverly Hills and teams up with LEGACY GYM, a new fitness clinic in the Los Angles area. Simultaneously, revealing his amazing –“30 Second Diet!”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2009

Ron Kardashian, published author, fitness expert and life coach, opens offices in Beverly Hills and teams up with LEGACY GYM, a new fitness clinic in the Los Angles area. Simultaneously, revealing his amazing –“30 Second Diet!”

He’s the Kardashian you might not have heard about, but will be seeing a lot of in the near future. Ron Kardashian (http://kardashian. tv) has actually been at it for some time now, helping others as a life coach (http://kardashian. tv), fitness expert, and multi-media personality since 1994. This successful and personable virtuoso has helped hundreds of grateful clients realize their full mental, physical, and spiritual potential for the past fifteen years.

In a heartfelt effort to make the world a better place, Ron now brings his integrated and holistic approach to Beverly Hills via the life-transforming Kardashian Method (http://kardashian. tv) in this exciting venture with celebrity trainer Michael George, (whose clients include Meg Ryan and Reese Witherspoon). Kardashian is an NSCA-certified fitness expert and life balance coach who keeps individuals at the top of their game as he helps them achieve goals never thought possible. As a leader of a health-promoting nonprofit (http://www. kingdomconditioning. org) since 2002, Kardashian offers the benefits of his Legacy to athletes, entertainers, celebs, and professionals alike. well as being a highly sought after fitness spokesperson.

In fact, you can get started today! And you don’t have to worry about keeping up with Kardashian, as his fitness programs are fashioned to fit specific, individual needs. However, those in search of wellness, beauty, and optimal life development outside of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles area are also in luck, as Kardashian’s second book, The 30 Second Diet, is due for publication in early 2010. This absolutely groundbreaking text will empower you with the ability to create a 30-second health plan that increases your lifespan. Kardashian also offers his services worldwide as a fitness spokesperson, with offices in San Francisco and Los Gatos, CA, and provides coaching cross-country as well as abroad over the phone.

Ron is famous for saying; “Vision allows you to see at great lengths, but insight allows you to see around corners. Were giving people insight into there greatest investment-THEMSELVES!”

Kardashian is booking now to achieve your New Year’s resolution. The Kardashian Method will bring you extraordinary living in body and soul. You will enjoy luxury, contentment, and health all in one appointment.

Join Ron Kardashian in making your dream to look and feel like a star a reality.

CALL TODAY to make your appointment! 1-888-918-4325 or go to http://www. kardashian. tv (http://www. kardashian. tv).

Ron Kardashian (http://kardashian. tv) has been featured on The Paula White Today Show, (Paula White’s clientele includes Donald Trump), LeSEA Broadcasting Network, Daystar, TBN and has been the featured guest on radio stations around the world. He has also received two consecutive nominations for Personal Trainer of the Year, an award granted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, for his contributions in life coaching for CEOs and leaders domestically and internationally.

For media appearances contact Michael Golland @. 1-888-918-4325 ext. 1. Or e-mail any inquiry to: Publicity(at)kardashian(dot)tv.

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Radiant RFID And Precision Dynamics Release New Rewearable, Gen 2 UHF Wristband

Radiant RFID And Precision Dynamics Release New Rewearable, Gen 2 UHF Wristband

Radiant RFID and Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) today announced the release of a new, rewearable Gen 2 UHF Wristband.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2011

Radiant RFID and Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) today announced the release of a new, rewearable Gen 2 UHF Wristband.

Unlike traditional HF wristbands, the Gen 2 UHF wristband from Radiant RFID is the first of its kind with a read range up to four meters. This next-generation wristband is composed of silicone material which enables it to function and be worn for extended periods such as days, weeks and even months. It is intended for RFID tracking applications requiring comfort and long wear such as cruise ships, theme parks, trade shows, festivals and long-term special events.

The Gen 2 UHF wristband is available exclusively through Radiant RFID and PDC, and is offered in over 20 colors, many sizes and supports custom graphics.

The Gen 2 UHF wristband conforms to EPC Radio-Frequency IDentification Protocols Class-1 Generation 2 standards and is compatible with all Gen 2 RFID readers and Radiant RFID's Access Control, Asset Tracking and Evacuation Management solutions.

“The Gen 2 UHF rewearable wristband was designed in response to customer needs and market evolution and continues Radiant's focus on design and delivery of enterprise-class deployments of RFID equipment and solutions," said Cynthia Rubio, Radiant RFID president and co-founder. "Its comfortable, lightweight and longer range design makes the Gen 2 UHF wristband an attractive option for customers seeking a stylish and functional RFID solution."

About Radiant RFID
Radiant RFID is a leading innovator of mobile RFID solutions for asset tracking, access control and evacuation management, including emergency management, emergency preparedness and emergency response systems. Our RFID solutions, based on the Motorola FX7400 and MC3090 platforms, deliver real time asset tracking, visibility and world-class performance to commercial markets and government agencies. Radiant RFID’s advanced tracking and monitoring technology uses the latest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track assets in a wide variety of environments with unparalleled accuracy and reliability.

To learn more about Radiant RFID’s solutions, call (512) 351-4915 or visit Radiant’s website at http://www. radiantrfid. com

About Precision Dynamics Corporation
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband and label systems. The company specializes in serving the healthcare, leisure and entertainment and law enforcement industries. Precision Dynamics introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system and the award winning PDC Smart® Kiosk.

As an ISO 9001 certified company, Precision Dynamics follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit http://www. pdcorp. com.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

3i Infotech and MENTIS Software Partner to Protect Sensitive Data and Facilitate Regulatory Compliance

3i Infotech and MENTIS Software Partner to Protect Sensitive Data and Facilitate Regulatory Compliance

Companies to Showcase Data Security Solutions for Information Technology Implementations, Application Development and Hosted Service Environments at Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Edison, NJ (PRWEB) September 13, 2010

3i Infotech (http://www.3i-infotech. com), a global information technology and transaction services company, and MENTIS Software (http://www. mentisoftware. com), the leading provider of Sensitive Information Management™ solutions for the enterprise, today announced a partnership to provide customers with integrated solutions and services that protect sensitive personal and corporate data. Along with data security, these solutions also facilitate compliance with a broad range of regulations and mandates such as payment card industry data security standards (PCI-DSS), personally identifiable information (PII) confidentiality, breach notification laws and worldwide data privacy directives and laws.

3i Infotech will utilize MENTIS Software to secure data in its IT implementations, application development programs and hosted environments. These joint security solutions and services will be on display as part of a partner spotlight in the MENTIS booth, #3508, at Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Sept. 19-23, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Both companies are Oracle Partners, with 3i Infotech being a Platinum Partner.

As personal and corporate data becomes spread across a wide range of applications and databases, the challenge of locating and securing all sensitive information goes up dramatically. Through the multi-tiered partnership, 3i Infotech becomes a strategic partner, using the MENTIS software platform to secure applications and databases for 3i Infotech customer projects such as business intelligence, application development and cloud computing, among others.

"Leading global organizations in some of the most highly regulated industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications and education, trust 3i Infotech with their most sensitive and mission-critical data," said Som Sarma, global head of IT Services, 3i Infotech. "Our partnership with MENTIS helps ensure that our customers maintain data security compliance and meet ever-changing regulatory requirements. Additionally, this partnership further reinforces peace of mind among our customers by applying industry-leading security to every data-related project we touch."

3i Infotech utilizes a proven, framework-based methodology to help companies better achieve their business objectives through the intelligent application of technology. This framework-based approach helps to greatly decrease project time-to-completion while keeping costs down. By incorporating the MENTIS software platform, these frameworks will house a comprehensive suite of tools to discover, protect and manage sensitive information in both production and non-production databases while reducing the cost of compliance. As a strategic partner, 3i Infotech will also install the MENTIS software for customers, in addition to using MENTIS for 3i Infotech's internal applications.

"Incorporating the MENTIS Sensitive Information Management™ platform into 3i Infotech's rapid-implementation process and hosted environments ensures that security and protection is a standard part of every 3i Infotech engagement," said Rajesh Parthasarathy, president and CEO, MENTIS Software. "Our solution will allow 3i Infotech customers to deploy across a wide range of applications and databases, discover and document sensitive data locations, audit access controls and mask data appropriately."

About MENTIS Software:

MENTIS is the leader in Sensitive Information Management™ for the enterprise. The MENTIS platform provides a comprehensive suite of modules that help customers discover, protect and manage sensitive information in mission-critical applications and databases. Our Sensitive Data Discovery™ and classification capabilities automate the process of searching and documenting all sensitive data locations. MENTIS lowers the cost of compliance and protects against data breaches with integrated auditing, masking and monitoring capabilities. MENTIS has received numerous awards for its technology and leadership, and partners with top-tier firms to provide its solutions to a global market.

For more information, please contact 212-861-2235 or visit www. mentisoftware. com.

About 3i Infotech:

3i Infotech (www.3i-infotech. com) is one of India's leading IT companies and among the top 3 Indian Software Products Companies.* The Company provides Technology, Transaction Services and BPO solutions (including Billing, Remittance Processing, Document Imaging, Managed IT Services, Application Software Development & Maintenance, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure Management, Testing, IT Staffing, Operations Outsourcing and IT Consulting) for the Insurance, Banking/Financial Services, Telecommunications, Government/Public Services, Utilities, Manufacturing, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Education and Retail industries. The Company services customers in over 50 countries across 5 continents.

The Company's quality certifications include SEI CMMI Level 5 for Software business, ISO 9001:2000 for BPO, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for Data Center Operations and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 for Data Center Management Services.

3i Infotech is a member of the FinTech 100 and on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces.
Source: Dataquest, August 2009


Except for the historical information contained herein, statements in this release, which contain words or phrases such as "will", "would", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions or variations of such expressions may constitute "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the performance of the Indian economy and of the economies of our principal international markets, the performance of the industry sectors in which our clients are based, the performance of the information technology industry sector world-wide, competition, our ability to obtain statutory and regulatory approvals and to successfully implement our strategy, future levels of our growth and expansion in business, technological implementation, changes, advancements, and redundancies, the actual demand for software products and services, or the future potential or feasibility thereof, changes in revenue, income or cash flows, our market preferences and our exposure to market risks, as well as other risks. 3i Infotech undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.


Members to Benefit from New Agreement between Amerinet and B. E. Smith

Members to Benefit from New Agreement between Amerinet and B. E. Smith

Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, announces a new agreement with B. E. Smith for Executive Leadership Solutions.

Lenexa, KS (Vocus) September 25, 2009

Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, announces a new agreement with B. E. Smith for Executive Leadership Solutions.

Effective immediately, through August 31, 2012, the contract offers Amerinet members significant savings on B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of leadership solutions including Interim Leadership, Permanent Executive placements and Consulting Solutions.

About B. E. Smith
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and a leading provider of Interim Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create a solution that uniquely fits that client’s individual needs. In 2008, B. E. Smith placed more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit www. besmith. com.

About Amerinet
As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with
Healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality.

Through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services, Amerinet assists members in their efforts to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and create new revenue streams. Supported by a team of clinical, data and supply chain experts, Amerinet offers a comprehensive portfolio of product and service contracts to address members’ specific needs.

Based in St. Louis, Amerinet serves acute and alternate care site healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more, visit www. amerinet-gpo. com.

Christine Ricci
Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations and Strategic Alliances

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Builders Begin Selling at The Residences at Bulle Rock

Builders Begin Selling at The Residences at Bulle Rock

In a statement issued today, Richard Alter, on behalf of H&S Properties, Manekin Corporation and Clark Turner, announced that home sales are underway at The Residences at Bulle Rock – an exquisite new community located in Havre de Grace, Maryland offering resort-style amenities and situated around the award-winning Pete Dye-designed public golf course. The community’s builders include Clark Turner, D. R. Horton, NVHomes, Ryan Homes and Ryland Homes.

Columbia, MD (PRWEB) February 10, 2005

In a statement issued today, Richard Alter, on behalf of H&S Properties, Manekin Corporation and Clark Turner, announced that home sales are underway at The Residences at Bulle Rock – an exquisite new community located in Havre de Grace, Maryland offering resort-style amenities and situated around the award-winning Pete Dye-designed public golf course. The community’s builders include Clark Turner, D. R. Horton, NVHomes, Ryan Homes and Ryland Homes.

The Residences at Bulle Rock, a gated community located less than one mile off I-95 between Baltimore, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware, will contain 25 individual neighborhoods – all named after significant facets of the area’s rich heritage – and will offer a diverse mix of housing options, including single family homes -- attached and detached -- villas and condominiums.

The five award-winning builders at The Residences at Bulle Rock will offer a wide array of styles and choices to meet the lifestyle expectations of the individual homebuyer. An overview of models and starting prices is as follows:

Clark Turner:

·Villas and Single Family Homes priced from the $400’s

D. R. Horton:

·Single Family Homes priced from the upper $300’s

·Villas priced from the lower to mid-$300’s


·Single Family Homes – Coming Soon

·Villas priced from the upper $300’s

Ryan Homes:

·Single Family Homes priced from the upper $300’s

·Condominiums priced from the upper $200’s

Ryland Homes:

·Villas priced from the mid to upper $300’s

The Residences at Bulle Rock will offer homeowners an activity rich lifestyle and will feature resort-style amenities such as a two-story, 37,000 square foot clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a luxurious spa facility that includes saunas and a whirlpool, a professionally managed health and wellness center, extensive walking trails, tennis courts and a planned marina and yacht club. Additionally, residents will be able to enjoy activities such as bocce ball, billiards, relaxing in the spa and meeting with friends in the on-site café.

Adding to the ambiance of the community, The Residences at Bulle Rock will contain approximately 2,000 homes – all surrounding the Pete Dye-designed public golf course – recognized as the best public course in the state of Maryland and listed as the third finest public course in the country by Zagat. Additionally, the course is also recognized by the readers of Golf Digest as one of only 16 courses in North America to receive a five star rating and will be home to the McDonald’s LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola beginning in June, 2005.

The Residences at Bulle Rock offers not only a home, but also a sought-after, activity rich lifestyle. The community offers the setting of a small town waterfront environment, yet is convenient to big city resources. Just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay, this serene community will attract those buyers with a priority for location and a desire for a full, diversified lifestyle.

For more information about The Residences at Bulle Rock, please contact Kathy Harper, Welcome Center Manager, at 410.939.8700 or visit www. bullerock. com.


Institute of HeartMath® Feeds Food for Thought with Science of Thanksgiving Gratitude

Institute of HeartMath® Feeds Food for Thought with Science of Thanksgiving Gratitude

The Institute of HeartMath explains the science behind gratitude and offers a free appreciation exercise and e-book.

Boulder Creek, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2010

Measuring someone's gratitude is quite literally possible with today's cutting-edge science and technology. So how exactly do you measure gratitude - scientifically?

Offering some food for thought this Thanksgiving - apart from turkey and mashed potatoes - the Institute of HeartMath® (IHM), a recognized leader in researching the physiology of emotions, is serving up a belt-buster when it comes to the latest understanding of gratitude.

The institute has been studying human emotions for nearly 20 years, among them gratitude and appreciation, emotions that are at the heart of an American holiday whose roots date back to 1621.

According to research at IHM, true feelings of gratitude, appreciation and other positive emotions can synchronize brain and heart rhythms, creating a bodywide shift to a scientifically measurable state called coherence. In this optimal state, the body's systems function more efficiently, generating a greater balance of emotions and increased mental clarity and brain function.

The level of coherence you experience during feelings of appreciation can be measured by sensitive instruments. Coherence also can be measured using heart-rate variability (HRV) - the naturally occurring beat-to-beat changes in heart rate, which can be see in an electrocardiogram (ECG).

This method of measuring appreciation is much more precise than attempting to guess by observing how much someone is smiling. Measuring coherence can accurately show heart, brain and nervous system interactions that are sensitive to changes in emotions.

While an individual - smiling or not - is experiencing coherence, the heart rhythm appears as a smooth wave-like pattern on an HRV graph. Contrast coherence with incoherence, created by negative emotions such as frustration and anger, and this can often disrupt the synchronization of the body's systems and create jagged or chaotic patterns on a graph.

Advanced research at the Institute of HeartMath and other elsewhere has provided evidence that gratitude is not simply a nice sentiment or feeling. Sustained feelings of gratitude have real benefits, including the following:
 Biochemical changes - Favorable changes in the body's biochemistry include improved hormonal balance and an increase in production of DHEA, the "anti-aging hormone."

 Increased positivity - Daily gratitude exercises can bring about a greater level of positive feelings, according to researchers from the University of Miami and the University of California, Davis who studied this process in 157 individuals over 13 days.

 Boost to the immune system - The IgA antibody, which serves as the first line of defense against pathogens, increases in the body.

 Emotional "compound interest" - The accumulated effect of sustained appreciation and gratitude is that these feelings, and coherence, are easier to recreate with continued practice. This is because experiencing an emotion reinforces the neural pathways of that particular emotion as it excites the brain, heart and nervous system. The downside is that you also can reinforce negative emotions.

Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body - without the necessity of a feast.

For some this holiday, the appreciation equation might be something like gobble + gobble = thank you and naptime. Sincere self-evoked feelings of gratitude and appreciation, however, are the only ingredients needed, as explained by IHM founder Doc Childre and Director of Research Dr. Rollin McCraty in the e-book, The Appreciative Heart: The Psychophysiology of Positive Emotions and Optimal Functioning.

This publication, which can be downloaded from a special link (http://www. facebook. com/InstituteofHeartMath) by liking IHM's Facebook fan page, explains how emotions are reflected in heart rhythms and creating a change in those rhythms can result in quick and substantial changes in whatever emotional state you may be experiencing.

The Institute of HeartMath is helping more people experience the benefits of the sincere feelings Thanksgiving celebrates by providing the following helpful exercise:

Appreciation Exercise
 Instructions: Take a few short appreciation breaks during the day. During each break take one or two minutes to breathe deeply through the area of the heart. While doing so, try to hold a sincere feeling of appreciation in your heart area. This can be appreciation for a family member, friend who helped you with something or even a wonderful vacation, etc.

 Why it works: The exercise of activating a positive feeling like appreciation literally shifts our physiology, helping to balance our heart rhythms and nervous system, and creates more coherence between the heart, brain and rest of the body.

Gratitude is a simple and effective practice and the benefits are real and attainable, thanks to modern science. Gratitude creates a healthier, happier and more fulfilling state of being for anyone who takes a few moments to feel and reflect on it.

You can follow the Institute of HeartMath on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more resources and updates. The institute also offers free tips and tools for parents, teachers, caregivers and those who work with children on its HeartMath My Kids! Facebook page (http://www. facebook. com/HeartMathMyKids).

About the Institute of HeartMath:
The Institute of HeartMath, http://www. heartmath. org, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to teaching the principles of heart-based living around the world and promoting global coherence by inspiring people to connect with the intelligence and guidance of their hearts. IHM has been conducting scientific research on the physiology of emotions and the science of the heart for nearly two decades. A world leader in stress reduction and emotion-management research, IHM was founded in 1991 by Doc Childre. Through its research and education divisions, the institute has developed practical tools, education programs and services - collectively known as the HeartMath System - for the mental, emotional and physical benefit of children through seniors without regard to their social, economic or cultural status. IHM's research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ProSites Endorsed by Oklahoma Dental Association

ProSites Endorsed by Oklahoma Dental Association

Website design and Internet marketing leader selected as provider of choice for Oklahoma dentists.

Temecula, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2008

As of today, ProSites, Inc., the nation's leading provider of website design and Internet marketing services for medical and dental professionals, has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA). This agreement endorses ProSites as the provider of choice for their growing membership of over 1,500 dentists.

"Our members were looking for a website design program that was easy to use, professional-looking, and appealed to today's market of dental consumers," remarked Dr. Krista Jones, dentist and President of the Oklahoma Dental Association. After thoroughly reviewing the merits of several website design and Internet marketing companies, the ODA ultimately selected ProSites. "The ODA knows that a strong Internet presence and online marketing is essential for today's dental practice," says Dr. Jones. "The ODA is excited and proud to endorse ProSites as the provider of choice to our membership."

"We are thrilled to receive the Oklahoma Dental Association's stamp of approval," said ProSites CEO Lance McCollough. "We are eager to show ODA members how they can grow their practices, attract new, high-value patients and stay on the cutting edge of dentistry with a ProSites website."

ProSites offers dentists graphically compelling website designs, patient-oriented content and an array of interactive features that help streamline patient communications. Dentists can quickly and easily become their own webmaster and gain greater control over their finished website using ProSites' exclusive WebEngine technology. Unique options allow dentists to select or revise their site styles and text, create custom pages, add photos, and access their website editor at any time 24/7. The company offers a free no-obligation trial of its services at http://www. prosites. com (http://www. prosites. com).

About ProSites
ProSites, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of high quality website design and Internet marketing services specifically tailored to the needs of medical and dental professionals. The company's exclusive WebEngine technology fully automates the creation of high-end, graphically compelling websites that help doctors to market their practices on the Internet and attract new patients. In addition to an excellent collection of patient-oriented content, the websites also include interactive features that help streamline patient communications and online appointment requests. Headquartered in Temecula, California, ProSites is a privately held corporation. For more information, visit http://www. prosites. com (http://www. prosites. com) or call (888) 932-3644.

About The Oklahoma Dental Association
Founded in 1907, the Oklahoma Dental Association has a proud membership of over 1,500 dentist members and is headquartered in Oklahoma City. The Association was established to help foster an awareness of the obligations and responsibilities of the dental profession to society, to help advance the art and science of dentistry, and to promote public health and health services in the State of Oklahoma. For more information, visit http://www. okda. org (http://www. okda. org) or call (800) 876-8890.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Toshiba Expands High Performance Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 Laptop Series

Toshiba Expands High Performance Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 Laptop Series

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced new 14.1-inch Tecra® M10 and 15.4-inch Tecra® A10 laptops. New innovations to these high-performance business laptop PCs include Toshiba’s fourth-generation EasyGuard® Technology with PC Health Monitor, business card reader and Face Recognition software. Prices for the Tecra M10 start at $1,299 (MSRP)(1), while the Tecra A10 features a starting price of $1,499 (MSRP)(1).

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 14, 2008

The Tecra M10 and the Tecra A10 each feature Intel Centrino 2 with vPro processor technology to provide powerful performance, 7200rpm hard drive, NVIDIA® Quadro NVS 150M with TurboCache(TM), 256MB of dedicated graphics memory(2) as well as a high-resolution display. These innovative laptops were designed, engineered and manufactured by Toshiba, resulting in high quality and enhanced reliability making them ideal for today's small to medium business and education market segments.

Multimedia: Tecra M10 and Tecra A10

Toshiba's Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 include the following leading-edge technologies:

EasyGuard® Technology(3): The Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 laptops feature Toshiba's fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop's critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba's EasyGuard Technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one's laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard(4), fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Business Card Reader Software: Toshiba's 1.3-megapixel Webcam features macro functionality with Presto! BizCard Reader 5 software, allowing business users to quickly and easily scan business cards and organize them into a convenient and searchable database or export to a contact management software program of your choice. Face Recognition Software: This technology uses the Tecra M10's and Tecra A10's integrated Webcam to grant or deny access to the laptop based on a series of recorded images of the user's face. This provides mobile professionals with another convenient way to log onto their laptop. Ease of Deployment: To better reduce the cost for customers and to simplify the deployment of new laptops, the Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 feature a common motherboard and image. This system commonality also minimizes service and support for organizations. USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port(5): This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, in sleep or hibernation mode. Green Attributes: The Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 are ENERGY STAR® 4.0 compliant and have achieved a Silver status through the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). The Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 series are available with a three-year standard limited warranty(6), which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country such as UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations.

As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba designs all of its new laptops to be RoHS compatible(7), effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Toshiba is offering a new, free electronic trade-in and recycling program which includes all laptop PCs and other select electronics, regardless of manufacturer, that have no trade-in value. For more details, please visit Green Programs | Toshiba. No purchase is necessary to participate in the recycling program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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