Monday, June 30, 2008

Nicole Johnson Inspires Children and Families with Diabetes and Discusses Blood Sugar Control

Nicole Johnson Inspires Children and Families with Diabetes and Discusses Blood Sugar Control

Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, will inspire and speak to children at the national Children with Diabetes Conference in Pasadena, Calif. on July 18-21, 2002. Interviews available.

(PRWEB) July 13, 2002

Nicole Johnson Inspires Children and Families with Diabetes and Discusses Blood Sugar Control

Friends for Life: National Children with Diabetes Conference

Pasadena Convention Center

July 18-21, 2002, Pasadena, CA

Managing diabetes is a challenge, even to the most dedicated people.

Balancing insulin with food and exercise is a difficult task

That requires discipline, knowledge and education.

-- Nicole Johnson To Share Personal Experience --

WHAT: Former Miss America Nicole Johnson will be available for one-on-one interviews during the Friends for Life: National Children with Diabetes conference. She will share her inspiring personal experience with diabetes and how she stays healthy using an insulin pump. Pump users can set insulin delivery to suit their individual needs, with the goal of keeping blood sugar levels in check around the clock.

New studies presented at the ADA annual meeting found that insulin pumps provide tighter glucose control than any other insulin delivery method for many diabetes patients. Achieving tight glucose control with a pump can reduce the risk of eye disease by up to 76%, nerve disease by up to 60% and kidney complications by up to 56%. Furthermore, tight glucose control can prolong a patientÂ’s life an average of five additional years.

In Los Angeles County, approximately 657,064 adults have diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnosed). Approximately 4,629 youth are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (from the Diabetes Control Program, California Dept of Health Service, 2000).

WHO:  Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, National Spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, and author of “Living with Diabetes”

Nicole was diagnosed with diabetes as 19 year-old sophomore at the University of South Florida. She immediately started intensively managing her disease with more than four insulin injections a day. But, Nicole still was unable to effectively control her blood sugar levels. ThatÂ’s when she switched to insulin pump therapy.

Crowned Miss America in 1999, Nicole spent her 12-month term educating the public about diabetes. She currently serves as an international spokesperson for numerous organizations, including the ADA, and is the founder of Take the LEAD, an educational program to increase Leadership, Education and Awareness in Diabetes.

Currently, Nicole is lobbying in Congress with the ADA to increase funding for diabetes research.

WHEN: July 18 through July 21, 2002

WHERE:  Nicole Johnson will be available for one-on-one interviews

TO ARRANGE A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW CONTACT:  Kenneth Hooper

Ketchum

   415-984-6157

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stratos Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

Stratos Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

Products developed during the firm's first 20 years touch the lives of most Americans as the company evolves to stay ahead of emerging technologies.

Seattle (PRWEB) October 10, 2007

Most people have probably never heard of Stratos, but there is a very good chance their lives have been touched by one of the hundreds of new products it has developed. The Seattle-based company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, which may be a significant achievement for most businesses, but pales in comparison to the long list of product and technology innovations it achieved in its first two decades of business.

"We began like most small businesses, with a vision, enthusiasm and youthful naïveté," says Stratos Founder and CEO Allan Stephan. "Over the years we evolved as we came to understand the needs of major corporations and venture backed companies in life science, consumer electronic and software products. We added skills, but more importantly, we created two organizations with separate strategies to assist company growth: Stratos Product Development LLC., for their immediate development needs, and Stratos Group LLC., for the longer range mission of identifying and cultivating emerging technologies and companies for corporate acquisition."

"Our staff of scientists, engineers, designers and program managers create efficiencies and relationships that accelerate our client's time-to-market," said Sean MacLeod, president of Stratos Product Development. "For 20 years now, many of the world's most successful technology organizations have turned to Stratos for their hardware and software solutions. For a service organization, long term business relationships that create significant growth for our clients is a true measure of success."

Some of the more recognizable consumer products developed by Stratos Product Development are the first laptop computer touchpad (an input device on which a user moves their finger to move the cursor and common for most laptops today) for Apple's PowerBook line, the game controllers for the first generation Microsoft X-Box gaming system and the first internet connected biometric device (a wireless sports pedometer to monitor exercise performance) for a start-up called Sportbrain.

For the past 10 years, healthcare and life science corporations have relied on Stratos Product Development's expertise converting biology, biochemistry and physiology to the digital domain for software analysis or therapeutic treatment. Stratos has several in-vitro diagnostic, molecular analytic instrumentation, and minimally invasive medical device efforts currently under development. The company was also recently engaged to help a leading medical device manufacturer develop a new category of patient worn, wireless devices for vital sign monitoring for the hospital environment.

The Stratos Group looks to the future with a focus on understanding unsolved or predicted problems facing mankind, and creating solutions through the application of emerging technologies or the innovative combination of existing technologies. "Typically, we identify or have intellectual property or emerging technology brought to our attention through our academic and corporate relationships. This permits us to address market opportunities that are beyond the product horizon of major corporations," says Stratos Group CEO, Allan Stephan. "Our goal is to bridge the gap between early fundamental research and its development into a commercially viable format."

To date, Stratos Group has founded, co-founded or incubated nine Puget Sound-based companies including Amnis, a biological imaging instrumentation company, and Therus, a therapeutic ultrasound medical device company. Stratos Group has also partnered with Micronics, a micro-fluidics and molecular detection technology leader, since 2002 to address the critical need for lowering the cost of disease detection.

The Stratos Group has intensified its focus on solutions for personalized medicine to address the crisis of rising healthcare cost. A new spin-off, Stratos Biosystems LLC, is developing an affinity biochip for the capture and detection of disease indicating proteins (biomarkers) from blood or saliva far in advance of noticeable symptoms, which could enable early cancer detection, faster pharmaceutical development and lower cost medicine. Other Stratos' teams are working on extremely low cost DNA sequencing, which would help determine the best course of treatment or drug for an individual, and the development of a wearable consumer device for the non-drug treatment of chronic and acute pain. Financially, the Stratos Group partners with capital sources interested in advancing solution to problems facing healthcare and the environment.

"Much of our success is driven by the incredible passion our employees bring to work every day," says Mike Nelson, co-founder and vice president of industrial design. "Starting with a blank sheet and ending up with a product that is useful, functional and desirable is as much a thrill today as it was when we founded the company."

A complete list of Stratos' innovations can be found online at: http://www. stratos. com/HTML/about/list. shtml (http://www. stratos. com/HTML/about/list. shtml)

About Stratos Product Development, LLC:
Stratos Product Development is a world-class company of experts in all of the disciplines required for commercializing technology and bringing products rapidly to market. We offer comprehensive systems solutions as well as individualized services ranging from product strategy, research and design to engineering and agency compliance. We excel in the areas of medical devices, software products, life sciences, high performance computing, consumer electronics and industrial instrumentation applications. Clients benefit from our extensive background in each of these areas as well as the convergence of skill sets that fosters creativity, reduces time-to-market and offers the most compelling solution to the marketplace. Visit us online at www. stratos. com.

About Stratos Group LLC:
Stratos Group is dedicated to the conversion of science and technology into commercial products for the advancement of mankind and the protection of the environment. Visit us online at www. stratos. com

About Stratos Biosystems LLC:
Stratos Biosystems' EC-Affinity(TM) Biochips for MALDI mass spectrometry are based on the company's patent-pending, self-assembling surface chemistries, and represent a new generation of capacity and functionality for researchers who are in the race to find disease-indicating proteins or learn the impact that drugs, chemicals or pollutants have on cellular protein production. Visit us online at www. stratosbiosystems. com.

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Help for People Who Are Sick and Tired

Help for People Who Are Sick and Tired

There is a growing interest in the relationship between food and health as more and more consumers reach for organic foods and foods made without chemicals, hormones and additives. Motivational speaker and specialty cookbook author Lisa A. Lundy makes available for the first time to the public a document aptly titled "Could Food Be Making You Sick and Tired?" which you can now download free from her website http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com.

Buffalo, NY (Vocus) July 3, 2009

There is a growing interest in the relationship between food and health as more and more consumers reach for organic foods and foods made without chemicals, hormones and additives. Motivational speaker and specialty cookbook author Lisa A. Lundy makes available for the first time to the public a document aptly titled "Could Food Be Making You Sick and Tired?" which you can now download free from her website http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com (http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com). The document is an excellent primer addressing why there is such an explosion in the gluten-free diet, the value that the Feingold Association (http://www. Feingold. org (http://www. Feingold. org)) offers to people who want to be healthy, as well as the prevalence of celiac disease and other health conditions that are often helped by a change in diet including autism, ADD, ADHD, gastrointestinal issues, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel, behavioral, emotional and learning issues in children, allergies, depression and anxiety for starters.

Once source for people feeling sick or tired can be undiagnosed celiac disease. According to the University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Program, just over 3 million Americans have celiac disease, yet 97 percent of the people with celiac disease are undiagnosed. Celiac disease is more common than several other diseases that have become "household" words such as epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, Parkinson's disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can affect both children and adults. In people with an active case of celiac disease, eating gluten, an amino acid sequence found in wheat, barley, rye, some oats and other grains containing gluten, triggers the body's immune response and can damage or destroy the villi in the small intestine. While there is no cure for celiac disease, strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is the recommended treatment. Undiagnosed and untreated celiac disease increases the risk of cancer by 200-300% according to a fact sheet produced by the Celiac Sprue Association USA, Inc., a non-profit consumer organization dedicated to supporting individuals with celiac disease has a website with information and resources on the topic: http://www. CSACeliacs. org (http://www. CSACeliacs. org)

"More and more Americans are reaching for organic foods and foods made without additives, preservatives and food dyes because consumers are realizing that food can have a big impact on how they feel. U. S. food manufacturers are reacting to consumer demand and preferences by removing additives," Lundy stated. "It is an exciting time for consumers as we now see some of the major food producers on TV promoting the fact that their food is either organic or made without hormones, antibiotics, preservatives or additives" Lundy said.

Lundy is the author of The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook (From A Mother Who Knows™), a gluten-free, casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut and tree-nut free and other allergen-free resource for both the beginner and experienced baker. She has more than a decade of experience with food allergies and celiac disease and has taught gluten-free baking classes in the Western New York community for many years.

Her cookbook, with more than 225 excellent recipes and over 100 pages of essential information has received extraordinary reviews from other mothers as well as from internationally known physicians like Doris J. Rapp, M. D. http://www. DrRapp. com (http://www. DrRapp. com). Order now to receive 10% off the list price of this exceptional book from http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com (http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com) using the promotional code SICKandTIRED on the order. The 10% discount expires on July 31, 2009, and has a limit of one per customer.

Http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com (http://www. TheSuperAllergyCookbook. com)

Size: 6" x 9" 
Pages: 405 pages 
Soft Cover, Perfect Bound 
ISBN#: 978-0-9797542-0-3
Price: $28.95

Contact: Ms. Lisa Lundy
Phone: (716) 835-6392

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Electronic Medical Records Inc. Launches New Website

Electronic Medical Records Inc. Launches New Website

EMR Inc., an EMR Consultancy services provider, today announced the launch of EMRWorld. net, a service to help EMR Vendors and physicians maximize ROI from their EMR choice.

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2005

EMR Inc., an EMR Consultancy services provider, today announced the launch of EMRWorld. net (http://www. emrworld. net (http://www. emrworld. net)), a service to help EMR Vendors and physicians maximize ROI from their EMR choice.

EMRWorld. net ( http://www. emrworld. net/ (http://www. emrworld. net/)) will enable EMR Vendors to attract more physician customers, give vendor product ratings, streamline operations and reduce costs on IT infrastructure.

According to the company, EMRWorld. net will allow vendors to participate in open discussion forums and provide insight on their latest product development. Physicians can rate the EMR vendors on the basis of their past experiences thus helping the EHR community streamline operations and save money on IT infrastructure. The service line available at this new site bundles state-wise distributed healthcare news, article central and quick vendor information.

Company officials say that they are most interested in offering customers and EMR vendors a real world alternative to the cluster of complex offerings available today. "We are all about enabling physicians with electronic medical record vendor information, affordably, quickly and easily. Our free unbiased solution offers just these opportunities" commented the officials.

The company said that in celebration of the launch, it is offering a "win-win" situation by serving as a single source for all current information regarding Electronic Medical Records as well as the rapid growing healthcare industry.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Has Successful First UK Confex Show

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Has Successful First UK Confex Show

Barceló Hotels & Resorts, a first-time exhibitor at the recent Confex exhibition at Earls Court in London, reports it received over £1m worth of sales enquiries during the three-day exhibition.

UK (PRWEB) March 18, 2008

Barceló Hotels & Resorts (www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk), a first-time exhibitor at the recent Confex exhibition at Earls Court in London, reports it received over £1m worth of sales enquiries during the three-day exhibition.

"We found Confex to be a powerful showcase for Barceló's UK and overseas portfolio and were delighted with the levels of enquiry we received for our MeetBarceló meetings and events offering," says Manju Goel, Barceló's UK Commercial Director.

In September, last year Barceló took over the management operations of Paramount Hotels' 20 UK properties, which range from established country house hotels to contemporary venues in city centres and coastal resorts. Barceló's Premium Hotels include some of Britain's most historic houses such as the 17th Century Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/central-england/the-lygon-arms/), Cheshire's Shrigley Hall Hotel and Country Club (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/northern-england/shrigley-hall-hotel/), the Elizabethan Billesley Manor Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/central-england/billesley-manor-hotel/) and the Troon Marine Hotel in Scotland (http://www. paramount-hotels. co. uk/hotels/scotland/troon-marine-hotel/).

MeetBarceló, the group's dedicated meetings and events arm, delivers innovative, professional conferences and events with the highest levels of customer service and facilities. Barceló's special 24-hour Meet & More delegate packages provide unique team-building cultural events and itineraries.

Current refurbishment plans are proceeding under Barceló management and the group aims to manage a total of 40 hotels in the UK within three years.

The Barceló Group is currently engaged in a brand roll-out programme with the conversion of Paramount properties into Barceló hotels. All hotels are undergoing a schedule of re-branding under the Barceló name and a selection of European influences is being introduced to hotel menus and services.

Raúl Gonz├ílez, CEO EMEA, Barceló said: "The introduction of the Barceló brand in the UK is part of the company's broader strategic plans to establish its position as a global hospitality company and gain increased recognition."

Barceló Group has already launched a dedicated UK web portal, www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk that offers global access to its hotels and events services and has introduced a new UK colour
Directory.

Barceló Group is a privately owned Spanish hospitality and travel company and operates over 160 quality hotels and nine convention centres in 14 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and the USA, providing over 68,000 m2 of meeting space.

For more information on Barceló Hotels and meetings packages in the UK, telephone 0870 060 4306 or email: meetingsandevents @ barcelo-hotels. co. uk.

For all overseas requirements call the MeetBarcelo team on 01455 898584.

Note to editors: The Barceló Group now operates 20 four star quality hotels across the UK, including the prestigious Lygon Arms Hotel, the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, the Marine in Troon, the Majestic in Harrogate, and the Oxford Hotel in Oxford.

With over 2700 bedrooms and over 220 conference and meeting rooms across the Group, 18 Health & Leisure Clubs and spacious grounds for team building and outdoor events in many locations, the hotels offer extensive facilities to both corporate and leisure guests.

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CardioChek® Home-Use Cholesterol Test Meter Now Available at America's Largest Retail Pharmacy, CVS/pharmacy&#174

CardioChek® Home-Use Cholesterol Test Meter Now Available at America's Largest Retail Pharmacy, CVS/pharmacy®

CardioChek Home cholesterol test meter is affordable and now available at CVS stores. The easy to use test system meets consumers' increasing demand for self-test home diagnostic products.

INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) November 3, 2006

For the nearly 107 million Americans with high cholesterol, monitoring levels just got easier. Starting today, the CardioChek® handheld meter is available over the counter at all CVS/pharmacy stores (nearly 6,200 locations) throughout the United States. CardioChek measures cholesterol and related whole blood indicators of cardiovascular risk in just two minutes.

The CardioChek meter retails at $99.99. A package of three PTS Panels™ Total Cholesterol Test Strips or HDL Test Strips sells for $12.99, and must be purchased separately. The products are FDA cleared.

About the CardioChek system

The CardioChek system is a hand-held analyzer used with PTS Panels Test Strips. The system monitors key health indicators related to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Home users simply insert a color-coded test strip and accompanying MEMo chip™ into the meter; add a small amount of blood (about 15 micro liters); and test results are displayed within two minutes.

The CardioChek analyzer stores up to thirty results in memory for future comparison. It can be programmed in one of six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

The system is manufactured by Polymer Technology Systems Inc., an Indianapolis-based company that delivers point-of-care diagnostics to the global health care market. "As the price of health insurance and health care continues to escalate, consumers are looking for ways to monitor their health at home. The CardioChek monitor is an easy and simple way to monitor your cholesterol levels at home," says Bob Huffstodt, PTS CEO. "Having tested millions of people worldwide in doctors' offices and at health fairs with our professional system, we are very excited to now make our consumer version available to consumers at CVS/pharmacy."

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Corporation, is America's largest retail pharmacy. CVS is committed to serving the healthcare needs of all customers by being the easiest pharmacy for customers to use, both in its stores and online at CVS. com. General information about CVS is available at www. cvs. com/pressroom (http://www. cvs. com/pressroom), as well as http://investor. cvs. com (http://investor. cvs. com).

About Polymer Technology Systems Inc. (PTS)

Polymer Technology Systems Inc. is a global company headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., with sales offices in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. PTS developed and markets point-of-care diagnostic products including the CardioChek and CardioChek PA handheld analyzers. PTS has developed PTS Panels Test Strips kits for home use with the CardioChek to measure Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. PTS also offers tests for direct LDL cholesterol, Creatinine, Ketone, Glucose, Lipid panel, and other combination test strips for professional use with the CardioChek PA. For more information visit www. cardiochek. com.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Baxa Sponsors Exhibitor’s Theatre on Reducing Environmental Exposure to Hazardous Drugs at ASHP Mid-Year Meeting

Baxa Sponsors Exhibitor’s Theatre on Reducing Environmental Exposure to Hazardous Drugs at ASHP Mid-Year Meeting

Baxa Corporation is sponsoring a presentation to discuss the impact of the recent NIOSH Alert on safe handling of hazardous drugs for pharmacy practice and the use of closed-system devices for reducing the risks of occupational exposure. The Exhibitor’s Theatre presentation will take place on Monday, December 6th at the meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Englewood, CO (PRWEB) December 1, 2004

Baxa Corporation is sponsoring a presentation to discuss the impact of the recent NIOSH Alert on safe handling of hazardous drugs for pharmacy practice and the use of closed-system devices for reducing the risks of occupational exposure. The Exhibitor’s Theatre presentation will take place on Monday, December 6th at the meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The presentation details the findings from a study on biological uptake of cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide in the infusion center pharmacy and nursing staff at the newly built cancer center of the University of Utah. The presenter, Jim Jorgenson, RPh, is Director of Pharmacy for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, where the study took place.

Study data documented that standard worker precautions and safe handling guidelines were not effective in preventing environmental exposure and subsequent uptake of the chemotherapy drugs in the healthcare workers tested. These findings have been supported in a NIOSH Alert entitled, “Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings” published in March to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web site.

The program will include discussion of recommended precautions for safe handling of hazardous drugs, the effect of the adoption of closed system technology (CST) on the facility’s environmental contamination levels, and the impact of both the NIOSH Alert and USP 797 on pharmacy practice standards.

ASHP is a 30,000-member national organization representing pharmacists practicing in hospitals, homecare, HMOs and alternate-site facilities. The Society provides extensive published and educational resources that help pharmacists improve their professional standards and make the best use of medicines and technology for patient safety and improved outcomes. ASHP holds two annual meetings for members and industry representatives.

The complimentary educational program will be held Monday, December 6th in Exhibitor’s Theatre 07, Room 311D of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, beginning at 11:15 AM. Participants are eligible for one credit hour of Continuing Education (CEU).

About Baxa Corporation

As a leading provider of devices and systems for the preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of liquid medications, Baxa manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Baxa has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www. baxa. com.

Click the following link to view a presentation by Jim Jorgenson "Using a Closed System Device to Reduce Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs." Jorgenson is Director of Pharmacy for the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Associate Dean for Professional Affairs at the University of Utah:

Http://www. isips. org/presentations/PhaSeal/player. html (http://www. isips. org/presentations/PhaSeal/player. html)

Contacts:

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing, Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Email: marian. robinson@baxa. com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR

Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

Email: maggie@absolutelypr. com

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rollins, Inc. Joins LearnShare Consortium to Tap into Technology and Best Practice Sharing: Choice to Move to LearnShare Based on Well-Rounded Service Offering

Rollins, Inc. Joins LearnShare Consortium to Tap into Technology and Best Practice Sharing: Choice to Move to LearnShare Based on Well-Rounded Service Offering

LearnShare, LLC, (www. learnshare. com) the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that it has welcomed Atlanta-based Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL), to its consortium membership. The Company has joined the consortium to implement a full scale Learning Management System in addition to creating blended learning programs for specific groups within the company. Rollins also became a member of the learning consortium to capitalize on LearnShare's strength in best practice sharing and events. The roll-out is set for the end of March.

Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 7, 2007

LearnShare, LLC, (www. learnshare. com) the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced that it has welcomed Atlanta-based Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL), to its consortium membership. The Company has joined the consortium to implement a full scale Learning Management System in addition to creating blended learning programs for specific groups within the company. Rollins also became a member of the learning consortium to capitalize on LearnShare's strength in best practice sharing and events. The roll-out is set for the end of March.

Rollins, Inc. is a premier North American consumer and commercial services company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Orkin, Inc., Western Pest Services, and the Industrial Fumigant Company, the Company provides essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to approximately 1.7 million customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama from over 400 locations.

"We have chosen to implement LearnShare's Learning Management System with our satellite communications network to deliver our learning and development to field employees in an effective and efficient manner," said Craig Goodwin, Training Director at Orkin. "We were looking for a new partner that had the capabilities to meet our goals and also serve as a source for best practice sharing as we continue to grow and build new programs."

"Being able to draw upon the collective knowledge and experience of other member companies is a powerful benefit of the LearnShare consortium. We look forward to collaborating and sharing best practices that can benefit all. The LearnShare LMS will provide the ability to access and leverage our learning content and to more easily deploy best practices," said David Lamb, Vice President of Learning and Development.

"Rollins is a leading edge company that reaches millions of customers each year and depends heavily on confidently training all employees to serve a critical role in the organization," said Lois Webster, CEO of LearnShare (www. learnshare. com). "Our multi-faceted plan with Rollins will incorporate different learning methodologies to effectively touch employees across the nation, as well as offer the company's learning leaders a place to share and grow with their peers."

About LearnShare

LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 42 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original owner companies are 3M, Chevron, Deere & Co., Eaton Corporation, General Motors, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, O-I, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit www. learnshare. com.

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Pharmaca Relaunches eCommerce Site on UniteU Platform

Pharmaca Relaunches eCommerce Site on UniteU Platform

Pharmaca’s goal to bring the in-store energy, shopping experience and product mix to the online shopper was achieved by replatforming their website with UniteU’s on-demand ecommerce solution.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2010

UniteU Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, on-demand ecommerce applications, announces the launch of http://www. pharmaca. com. UniteU will be providing a full range of ecommerce and e-marketing services to support consumer online sales of Pharmaca products.

Since opening its first store in 2000, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has offered traditional pharmacy services alongside holistic remedies so customers can choose how they want to approach their health. Pharmaca’s staff of certified practitioners helps guide customers through a selection of over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies, and natural cosmetics and body care products for a stress-free shopping experience.

Pharmaca’s goal to bring the in-store energy, product mix and shopping experience to the online shopper was achieved by replatforming with UniteU’s on-demand, software-as-a-service approach (SaaS) ecommerce solution. "UniteU has the ecommerce tools and technologies to help companies like Pharmaca more effectively and efficiently sell directly to the consumer on a global basis," said Soumen Das, UniteU’s CEO. "We can tailor our application to handle complex requirements. We deliver global ecommerce capabilities as well end-to-end ecommerce services.”

Pharmaca had outgrown its internally developed ecommerce system and needed a cutting edge solution that would support the aggressive growth objectives for its online channel and leverage their existing retail store inventories. UniteU’s solution provides a rich product presentation, improved shopping navigation, and a more personalized online buying experience. By deploying the UniteU solution, Pharmaca has gained superior personalization and merchandising features that are built into the hosted solution. Web Managers have more control over the way shoppers interact with the web store and make it easier for shoppers to research relevant products related to a specific medical conditions.

“We looked at a lot of other companies and what really set UniteU apart is that they are more than just a SaaS technology provider”, says Wayne Aiello, Pharmaca’s E-Commerce Director. “Their focus is on retail, and in particular, they understand the ecommerce niche extremely well. During implementation the UniteU team managed the overall project for us, coded the site and trained us on how to best use it. As a leading merchant of integrative health and wellness products, we were grateful we didn’t have to worry about building all the functionality ourselves and instead could focus on the tasks that help set us apart from our competition. I have worked with many technology vendors in the past but never had anyone hand hold us through an implementation as well as UniteU did.”

Pharmaca’s daily online sales jumped more than 30% the day after moving to the UniteU platform. But according to Aiello, the best benefit of partnering with UniteU is yet to come. “Now that our site is live,” comments Aiello, “UniteU continues to coach us on ways to grow sales. UniteU’s Strategic Partner Program enables us to leverage the expertise of the UniteU team as well as their network of commercial users. We are getting a true retail partner with UniteU.”

“We are ecstatic to be partnering with Pharmaca and to be assisting with their growth objectives”, said Jacqueline Segura, Director Merchant Solutions Group at UniteU. “We are confident they will see an immediate impact on site traffic, online sales, and their bottom-line from backend efficiencies. We work in partnership with all our customers to help them attain their business goals.”

UniteU is a comprehensive hosted ecommerce solution available via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with dedicated hosting and managed services. The UniteU Connected Commerce platform enables merchants to quickly implement a new web storefront, outsourcing hosting and database administration to UniteU experts. With UniteU’s ecommerce platform, a merchant is able to provide a personalized online buying experience and making it easy for shoppers to find desired products, register for gifts, pre-order products, redeem coupons, comparison shop and checkout with ease using a one page checkout process.

About Pharmaca
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc., founded in June 2000 and based in Boulder, Colorado, is the nation’s first and largest integrative pharmacy chain combining conventional prescriptions, natural and complementary health solutions. The Company owns twenty pharmacies in: Boulder, Colorado(3); Berkeley, Irvine, La Jolla, Los Gatos, Mill Valley, Monterey, Napa, Novato, Pacific Palisades, Sonoma and San Francisco, California (11); Portland, Oregon (1); Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico (2); and Seattle, Washington (3). http://www. pharmaca. com

About UniteU
UniteU Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand ecommerce solutions delivered thru the SaaS model. The company’s ecommerce solutions are designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. UniteU has powered startups who reached the pinnacles of top 100 status. The UniteU Connected Commerce platform is PCI compliant and adapts and scales to meet the ever-changing needs of multi-channel retailers; supporting custom designs, integration, rich media, advanced promotions, multiple payment and shipping options and intuitive search and navigation capabilities. UniteU also retains valuable expertise, offering premier managed hosting, web analytics, in addition to e-business consulting and web marketing services that drive traffic, conversions and retention. Go to http://www. uniteu. com to learn more.

Media contact: Kevin Oliver, http://www. uniteu. com
Learn more about UniteU Ecommerce Solutions

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ASTROLOGY AND THE ART OF HEALING BY A. T. MANN - A revolutionary view of health and astrology

ASTROLOGY AND THE ART OF HEALING BY A. T. MANN - A revolutionary view of health and astrology

(PRWEB) September 24, 2004 -

Conventional medicine treats symptoms with surgery and drugs rather than healing the root causes of illness. Alternative or complementary therapies act by addressing the whole self, which of itself can often raise awareness of the imbalances that create disease. There is a wide range of such therapies -- psychotherapy or meditation work with the emotions and mind; bodywork or herbs act on the physical; aromatherapy or massage work through the senses; and oriental medicines with the energy body. Astrology and the Art of Healing approaches healing and astrology in a new and revolutionary way. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual therapies relate to stages of your life process; from conception through birth, and from childhood to old age and death. Many example horoscopes show how to understand the origins of health imbalances in your life and suggest correlations to appropriate therapies that will enhance the expertise of your doctors. A free astro-chart is included.

“This is the first time I have read about astro-health without going into hypochondria overdrive. The chart contains not only the astrological story of health issues, but the seeds of their resolution through fascinating combinations of therapies.” -- Journal of the Scottish Astrological Association

“These ideas are highly original and yet still close enough to traditional astrology to force one to think carefully, making the book a must read.” -- Plymouth Evening Herald

About A. T. Mann

A. T. Mann writes and lectures about astrology, reincarnation, sacred sexuality, sacred architecture, eco-design, the tarot and other visions of integration. He lives in Hudson, New York, and maintains the website http://www. atmann. net

Astrology and the Art of Healing

By A. T. Mann

Paraview Special Editions, 2004

ISBN: 1-931044-80-5

Astrology, Paperback Reprint

DOI: http://dx. doi. org/10.1334/1931044805

Pub. Date: September 2, 2004

9x6 inches, 308 pages, $15.95/£10.50

Astrology and the Art of Healing is available through amazon. com, barnesandnoble. com, and can be ordered through local and online bookstores nationwide. For further information or to request a review copy, call 212-989-3616.

About Paraview Special Editions

Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, a joint imprint with Simon & Schuster ( http://www. simonsays. com ) for traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in healthy lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.

Visit us on the worldwide web at http://www. paraview. com

Transforming the World, One Book at a Time

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Short Term Health Insurance Now Available in Illinois from Wavehelp. com

Short Term Health Insurance Now Available in Illinois from Wavehelp. com

Wavehelp. com, the unique online seller of short term medical insurance, is now licensed in Illinois to serve residents who need temporary medical coverage. With every policy purchased through the Wavehelp. com web site, a chartable donation will be made to aid victims of large water inundations.

Springfiled, IL (PRWEB) February 15, 2006

Illinois residents in need of short term medical insurance can now aid victims of hurricanes, floods and tsunamis while getting temporary health coverage at Wavehelp. com. Wavehelp. com makes a monetary contribution to humanitarian relief for each interim health insurance policy purchased.

Residents of Illinois who have lost their jobs or are between jobs can now apply online for short term health insurance at Wavehelp. com. Temporary medical insurance provides individuals and families with medical coverage in case of an unexpected illness or injury. Policy holders choose their own doctors and pay premiums in monthly installments or in one single sum.

Wavehelp. com provides policies from Time Insurance Company, the world’s leading provider of affordable, temporary health insurance. Short term medical insurance protects millions of customers from the financial hardship of unexpected illnesses and injuries.

For additional information on short term medical insurance visit http://www. wavehelp. com (http://www. wavehelp. com).

About Wavehelp. com:

Wavehelp. com was developed by Insurance Executive Wayne Mosher in 2005 to aid to the victims of the tsunami that hit southern Asia on December 26, 2004. Since then, there have been other examples of nature’s wrath including the hurricanes that hit the southern coastal regions of the United States in 2005.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

From the West Coast to the Midwest, two Chicago Natives Host the GirlsGuideTo. com Launch Party on Saturday August 12

From the West Coast to the Midwest, two Chicago Natives Host the GirlsGuideTo. com Launch Party on Saturday August 12

Brette Borow, Founder of Girls’ Guide To, LLC and founding member, Cassie Mancuso of Lake Forest Sports Cars host the Midwest Girls Guide To Launch Party Saturday August 12, 2006 at Chicago hotspot, Enclave.

Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) August 9, 2006

Brette Borow, Founder of Girls’ Guide To, LLC and founding member, Cassie Mancuso of Lake Forest Sports Cars host the Midwest Girls Guide To Launch Party Saturday August 12, 2006 at Chicago hotspot, Enclave.

Growing up is hard to do. Brette Borow, Founder of Girls’ Guide To, LLC is committed to making the transition easier. Brette has brought together a group of women and together they have created the first digital handbook for women ages 17-25. With GirlsGuideTo. com the transition for young women is guaranteed to be less painful.

Brette Borow, along with Founding Circle members Cassie Mancuso, Jenny Kuzma and Olivia Johnson, are excited to bring Girls Guide To back home to Chicago. Girls Guide To is an interactive online destination for women 17-25 with 100% of the content driven by the audience. Girls Guide To allows girls to connect, speak out, and ask questions they might not be able to ask anywhere else.

“I am excited about bringing Girls Guide To back home to Chicago. It all started because the eight other girls in the founding circle (which includes Chicago natives Olivia Johnson, Cassie Mancuso, and Jenny Kuzma) and I got tired of feeling that everyone was talking about us rather than to us. We set out to create a place that not only spoke to us but let us speak out too,” said Borow, “A place where we could share our stories, ask our questions, and get advice, from people going through the exact same thing. A place that was honest, ripe, and organic. We did it, and that place is now Girls’ Guide To. Our goal is to inspire every young woman to feel positively about herself. Girls’ Guide To was created to resonate with all females in our audience. It’s feminine, fun, and straight to the point,” Borow said.

The site whose rolling launch began in May of 2006 with a Hollywood event provides a source of education, information, and support. Users easily navigate between the six main sections: Love and Sex, Beauty and Style, Mind and Body, College and Career, and 411. The site is still in its beta testing phase combines user generated content with online forums, streaming video and lots more in the works.

The Midwest Launch Party sponsored in part with Lake Forest Sports Cars will be held on Saturday August 12th, at Enclave, beginning at 9 p. m. with an open Svedka Vodka Bar from 9-10. There will also be a raffle with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Eileen Shea Lupton Memorial Foundation/Dream for Eileen. To reserve your spot on the guest list, or to learn more about Girls Guide To. com please contact Brette by email or visit the website www. girlsguideto. com.

“Girls Guide To, really is more than a website. It truly is a destination. It’s the stuff we dealt with or are even still dealing with. Love, life, relationships, body changes, finances, grad school, finding the perfect career, or even just an apartment,” Isabel Mize, founding circle member, said. “Young women going off to college or making their way in the real world are living on their own for the first time and it’s scary. We’re trying to offer as real a look as possible and to help other girls know they are not alone.”

About Girls’ Guide To, LLC

In 2005, Girls’ Guide To, LLC was founded with the mission to help young women embrace life, love themselves, and evolve into the women they want to be. Our vision is to create a multi-platform digital network (Web, broadband, mobile, and TV) that will become the premier destination for young women to help develop and share in their individuality.

About Brette Ashley Borow

Raised in a suburb of Chicago, Brette Borow moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and has remained there since she graduated in 2003. The synergy between her knowledge of traditional and new media, passion for writing, and determination of fulfilling her childhood dream of helping young women led her to start Girls’ Guide To… In April, Brette was nominated for the Women Making a Different “Rising Star” award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She is one of the writers for the 20-something women section (Bloomerz) for the brand new women oriented magazine Galz and has become an expert in the young women demographic providing consumer insight to numerous businesses and organizations.

About the Eileen Shea Lupton Memorial Foundation

The mission of the Eileen Shea Lupton Memorial Foundation is to provide nursing scholarships so that the dream of enhancing compassionate healthcare can be fulfilled. Eileen Lupton was a 2003 Villanova University graduate from the College of Nursing. She was about to begin her career in pediatric nursing when her life was tragically lost during a porch collapse in Chicago on June 29, 2003. The Lupton Family, with the encouragement of friends and supporters, established the Eileen Shea Lupton Memorial Foundation. The Foundation strives to preserve Eileen's vibrancy, spirit and dream by raising funds to provide scholarships to nursing students. To find out more information visit www. eileenlupton. com.

For more information go to www. GirlsGuideTo. com

Girls’ Guide To, LLC

9461 Charleville Blvd. Ste 329

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Contact:

Miranda Shaft

Phone: 858.717.4499

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Controversy over CVD Screening Debated in Op-Ed, Blog and Symposia Heart Attack Eradication Advocates Challenge Critics in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Controversy over CVD Screening Debated in Op-Ed, Blog and Symposia Heart Attack Eradication Advocates Challenge Critics in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) announced several public education efforts to further the cause of preventive heart attack screening. The efforts include a new blog and a symposia on the groundbreaking SHAPE Guideline. The blog is intended to allow cardiovascular specialist to dialogue with each other on atherosclerotic plaque, vulnerable patients and the fight against heart attack. The first symposia will be held in Orlando, Florida as a satellite event to the American Heart Association's convention and is titled, Coronary Heart Disease Risk Stratification: Dealing with the Vulnerable Patient. The announcements coincide with an op-ed published in the esteemed Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine entitled: Vulnerable patients are between a 'ROC and a hard place': Yes, it's time to screen for coronary artery disease.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 2, 2007

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) announced today several public education efforts to further the cause of preventive heart attack screening. The announcement coincides with an op-ed piece published in the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine entitled: Vulnerable patients are between a 'ROC and a hard place'.

"We welcome frank and open discussion of the facts, but reject the efforts of those who would delay the implementation of the most powerful screening tools for coronary artery disease currently available," said Dr. Morteza Naghavi, co-author of the editorial and Founder of SHAPE. "We look forward to honest scientific debates during our upcoming symposia at the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology conventions. Heart attack is not an earthquake; it can be predicted and thereby prevented."

The editorial is the latest in the vibrant and at times hot debate sparked by the publication of the SHAPE Guideline. The SHAPE Guideline calls for all apparently healthy men 45-75y and women 55-75y (except those with a very low risk factor profile) to be screened for atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the heart and arteries).

The organization also launched, The SHAPE Blog (http://shapesociety. blogspot. com/), an online forum dedicated to discussion of atherosclerotic plaque, vulnerable patients and the fight against heart attack.

"The ongoing debate on which apparently healthy adults should be considered for atherosclerosis imaging or measurement of biomarkers is moving the medical community in the right direction," said Dr. Roger Blumenthal of the Cardiology Division of Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Traditional risk assessment ignores family history of heart disease, triglyceride levels, dietary and exercise habits. The SHAPE Guideline allows clinicians to better identify 'vulnerable patients,' individuals who are at very high risk of a near future heart attack."

Heart attack and stroke account for more death and disability than all cancers combined. Unlike cancers, heart attack strikes more than half of its victims by sudden death. More than 600,000 Americans unexpectedly suffer heart attacks each year, over 200,000 of which die in the span of an hour.

Multiple screening tests are approved for sub-clinical (asymptomatic) cancers such as mammography and colonoscopy. However, none are approved for sub-clinical atherosclerosis, which underlies both heart attack and stroke. This void leaves many individuals - even those with severe atherosclerosis - totally unaware of their risk because they have no symptoms.

A common objection to mass screening of pre-symptomatic individuals is cost effectiveness. However Dr. Alan Boyar's recent calculations, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, estimate that the National Cholesterol Education Program's annual gross cost is estimated at $12 .3 billion, preventing some 250,000 cardiac events and 15,000 deaths. His analysis determined that SHAPE Guideline's estimated annual gross cost is $13.3 billion. His analysis determined that the SHAPE Guideline could prevent as many as 400,000 cardiac events and 24,000 deaths per year. 

About SHAPE:
SHAPE's mission is to eradicate heart attack by promoting effective tools for prevention while advancing the scientific quest for a cure. Additional information is available on the organization's website: www. shapesociety. org or call 1-877-SHAPE11.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Personal Life Coach Gives Tips on Stress Management

Personal Life Coach Gives Tips on Stress Management

Diane Baskind, personal life coach out of Arizona, has a new article on her website to help people with stress management. The article is called “5 Quick Stress Busters”, and that’s what it delivers. It can be found along with other resources on Diane’s website, www. NewPerspectivesInc. net.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 23, 2006

Diane Baskind, personal life coach out of Arizona, has a new article on her Web site to help people with stress management.

The article is called “5 Quick Stress Busters" and the tips include:

Sleep more. It’s very common in our society to exist on less than 6 hours of sleep a night. But experts keep telling us we need at least 8 hours. Not just to rest our bodies, but to rejuvenate our minds. “Tired” and “cranky” seem to go hand in hand. Don’t use your bedroom to watch the news or finish up some work from the office. Make that room your haven, a place to relax and escape the day. Have a hot cup of tea, take a warm bath, or read a paperback to help you unwind.

Have faith. Saying a short prayer in times of stress can give you a sense of calm, especially when the situation is one you really have no control over. Studies have shown that people who trust in a higher power have lower blood pressure. Being able to forgive people also can affect your blood pressure. Holding a grudge is not good for your health!

Turn it off. The convenience that cell phones have added to our lives can actually be a double-edged sword. We depend on them so much it seems we can’t live without them. This increased accessibility means not only can our loved ones reach us at any time, but so can work. If your employer legitimately needs to have your cell phone number, make sure you set clear limits on when you can and cannot be reached. Your time off is yours.

Take a holiday. It doesn’t have to be a fancy vacation resort. A day at the beach, or an afternoon at the park will do. Just anywhere you can be and not think about the bills, work, or whatever tensions you may have. It’s important to take time for yourself, so do it! You’ll feel better with a fresh outlook.

Treat yourself. Sign up for a yoga class at your local gym or community center. The costs are nominal, and you’ll feel more relaxed after even just one session. A monthly massage or a spa treatment is also a great way to recharge. You’ll walk out feeling like a million dollar bowl of jelly.

"Sometimes it’s hard to get a handle on what causes the stress," said Baskind, “but dealing with it doesn’t have to be so hard. Once you find the technique that works for you, you can use it any situation."

Along with the article, the Web site includes other resources, including a monthly e-zine, to help people learn how to live happier lives.

For more information, contact Diane Baskind at www. newperspectivesinc. net

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Frost & Sullivan Awards Imaging3 and Its Dominion Vi Scanner

Frost & Sullivan Awards Imaging3 and Its Dominion Vi Scanner

Imaging3™, Inc, (OTCBB: IMGG), developer of a breakthrough medical imaging device that produces 3D medical diagnostic images of virtually any part of the human body in real-time, is proud to announce Frost & Sullivan has recognized Imaging3, Inc with the 2008 North American Medical Imaging Product Innovation of the Year Award for the Dominion Vi Scanner™.

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2008

Imaging3™, Inc, (OTCBB: IMGG), developer of a breakthrough medical imaging device (http://www. imaging3.com/3d_medical_imaging_technology. htm) that produces 3D medical diagnostic images of virtually any part of the human body in real-time, is proud to announce Frost & Sullivan has recognized Imaging3, Inc. (http://www. imaging3.com/) with the 2008 North American Medical Imaging Product Innovation of the Year Award for the Dominion Vi Scanner™.

Quoting Nadim Daher, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, "The Dominion combines speed and accuracy to offer fluoroscopic imaging in 3D, that is, real-time 3D imaging. It is the only system capable of 3D imaging in real time, which makes it a valuable clinical tool in a wide array of applications. Its cost effectiveness and versatility make the Dominion an exceptional asset for today's healthcare enterprise."

"3D imaging has become a reality in the medical imaging world. Its clinical utility is further demonstrated every day in radiology, as well as in various specialties, where it provides physicians with a more intuitive depiction of anatomy and function, non-invasively. However, the techniques that today are described as four-dimensional (4D) imaging still require lengthy post-processing times, which limit their clinical utility and hamper their routine utilization."

"Using breakthrough, patented technology, the Dominion can provide 3D images at a rate of thirty frames per second and display them in less than one second - thereby meeting the definition of real-time dynamic imaging. The system combines the speed advantage of high-speed photo fluoroscopy with the benefits of 3D imaging and the precision of computed tomography (CT)."

"The Dominion can be utilized for both diagnostic and interventional procedures, in a variety of clinical areas including trauma, pain management, pediatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiovascular imaging, and neuro-vascular imaging. During interventional procedures in particular, its dynamic 3D imaging capabilities make the Dominion a useful image guidance tool to assist in placing catheters and medical devices and in performing a broad range of surgical interventions. Current devices used for image guidance - such as ultrasound - are limited to 2D imaging and/or offer poor image quality, which makes them less practical and less reliable."

"Therefore, the Dominion can further enable minimally invasive surgery by providing a more robust modality, with the end-result of improving surgical productivity as well as patient safety. Given its light-weight, small-footprint profile, the Dominion is a truly mobile imaging system that can go through any doorway and be moved around freely to where it is needed. This allows bringing the equipment to the patient at the point of care, thereby offering the flexibility and timesavings that are so critical in an acute care environment."

For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards, go to www. awards. frost. com.

About Imaging3
Imaging3, Inc., founded in 1993, is a leading provider of advanced technology medical imaging devices. The Company has developed a breakthrough medical imaging device that produces 3D medical diagnostic images of virtually any part of the human body in real-time. Because these 3D images are instantly constructed in real-time, they can be used for any current or new medical procedures in which multiple frames of reference are required to perform medical procedures on or in the human body. Visit the company's website at http://www. imaging3.com/ (http://www. imaging3.com/)

Safe Harbor Statement
Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U. S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.

Contact:
  Imaging3, Inc.
  Mike Nessen
  (800-900-9729)

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Dr. Beth A. Brooks to Present Evidence-Based Recruitment, Retention

Dr. Beth A. Brooks to Present Evidence-Based Recruitment, Retention

Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE, and Senior Partner at JWT Employment Communications, one of the world’s largest employment marketing and communications companies, will present Evidence-based Recruitment & Retention at conferences across the country this month, including: Texas Association for Healthcare Recruitment (TAHCR) Fall Conference on November 8th, Colorado Healthcare Association of Human Resource Management (CHAHRM) Fall Conference on November 9th and the Philadelphia Area Association of Health Care Recruiter Meeting on November 13th.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2007

Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE, and Senior Partner at JWT Employment Communications, one of the world’s largest employment marketing and communications companies, will present Evidence-based Recruitment & Retention at conferences across the country this month, including: Texas Association for Healthcare Recruitment (TAHCR) Fall Conference on November 8th, Colorado Healthcare Association of Human Resource Management (CHAHRM) Fall Conference on November 9th and the Philadelphia Area Association of Health Care Recruiter Meeting on November 13th.

Dr. Brooks’ Evidence-based Recruitment & Retention presentation will examine recent research findings, apply the findings in order to advance employee engagement and describe new trends in health care recruitment.

"As organizations continue to implement clinical evidence in what is known as evidence-based practice, more human resource managers and recruiters are being challenged to use evidence in their practice," according to Dr. Brooks. "This interactive presentation takes the mystery out of finding and using human resources and management research evidence to improve HR practice."

Dr. Brooks has more than 20 years experience in health care, including positions in nurse recruitment and nurse management. She also has previous experience in employment communications, working with health care clients across the country on award-winning advertising, branding and marketing programs. Her consulting work involves projects related to improving the quality of nursing work life and manager skill development.

About JWT Employment Communications:
JWT Employment Communications helps employers advance employee engagement through comprehensive advertising, marketing and employee communications services, measurement tools, consulting resources and strategic approaches to talent acquisition and management.
The agency has 24 offices across North America and internationally. It is a subsidiary of JWT, an agency of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) that ranks among the oldest and largest full-service global advertising agencies.

About TAHCR:
The Texas Association for Health Care Recruitment (http://www. txhealthcarerecruiters. org/) is a non-profit professional association for health care recruiters who are interested in promoting their profession, facilitating communication between professionals, and building a foundation of sound, ethical recruitment practices. TAHCR is the local chapter of the National Association for Healthcare Recruitment (NAHCR).

About CHAHRM:
Founded in February of 1964 as the Colorado Hospital Personnel Management Society, CHAHRM (http://www. chahrm. org/Event_Details. asp? fair=10005545)'s initial purpose was to provide networking opportunities and professional development for hospital personnel administrators. Today, CHAHRM and its members across Colorado continue to grow as leaders in charting the future of healthcare human resources. CHAHRM is an affiliate of ASHHRA (American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration). Over the years, CHAHRM members have served as officers and presidents on ASHHRA’s board. For more information on ASHHRA visit www. ASHHRA. org.

About PAAHCR:
The Philadelphia Area Association of Healthcare Recruiters (PAAHCR) (http://www. paahcr. com/calendar. htm) is the local chapter of the National Association for Healthcare Recruitment (NAHCR) and has been active in the Philadelphia area for years. The PAAHCR mission is consistent with NAHCR's in that we provide leadership and support to healthcare recruiters through advocacy, education and professional development.

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

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Sleep, Mood and Your Mattress

Sleep, Mood and Your Mattress

Overlooking the obvious? Two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans report they are not likely to evaluate their mattress for comfort and support and, if needed, consider buying a new one.

ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) May 24, 2006

In our 24-7 society, exhausted Americans seem to be willing to try almost anything to cope with sleep-deprivation and emotional stress; however, they may be missing some of the most obvious solutions. According to the findings of the 2006 Better Sleep Month Survey, Americans may be turning to “quick fixes” in lieu of focusing on lifestyle changes and potential long-term solutions to improve their sleep.

The annual poll revealed that more than half of Americans are unlikely to take some basic steps to improve the quality of their sleep. Sixty-six percent are not likely to evaluate their mattress for comfort and support and, if needed, consider buying a new one. (As a rule of thumb, after five-to seven years of use, it’s a good time to evaluate your sleep set.)

“The survey results show that people overlook some of the most obvious components of quality sleep,” said Nancy Shark, executive director of the Better Sleep Council. “Take for example the reluctance, even if needed, to replace an old mattress. The mattress is literally the foundation of our sleep. Comfort and support aside, we spend an average of four entire months every year entirely on our bed. Given that kind of usage, your sleep surface cannot be an afterthought.” For more on survey results visit www. bettersleep. org/national-survey. asp (http://www. bettersleep. org/national-survey. asp).

Catch 22: Sleep and Emotional Well-Being

It is well-known that sleep problems can be a key sign of depression. What people may not realize is that the reverse is also true — sleep disorders can actually trigger mood disorders and depression. As researchers learn more about the underlying cyclical connection between sleep and our mental health, the important balance is becoming even more apparent.

The Better Sleep Month survey found that better sleep did result in better mood among respondents. When asked to rate their sleep quality, quantity, and overall mood over the course of one week, people who obtained seven or more hours per night were more likely to rate their general mood as excellent (57 percent), as opposed to those receiving an average of six hours of sleep or less (45 percent).

Five Tips to Improve Sleep

In the 2006 Better Sleep Month survey, only 25 percent of respondents rated the quality and quantity of their sleep as excellent. That means that 75 percent need to take action to improve their sleep. The Better Sleep Council offers the following advice for Americans this May: www. bettersleep. org/emotional-well-being. asp (http://www. bettersleep. org/emotional-well-being. asp )

About Better Sleep Month

Each May the Better Sleep Council sponsors Better Sleep Month to help educate Americans about the impact of sleep on various aspects of our health and quality of life. Better Sleep Month marks the time to take action and make sleep a priority. For more information on Better Sleep Month 2006: Sleep and Emotional Well-Being, please visit: www. bettersleep. org.

Dr. Amy Wolfson, sleep expert, psychologist, professor and author of A Woman’s Book of Sleep and is available for comment regarding this survey and the important role sleep plays in the quality of one’s life. Find more on Dr. Amy Wolfson and her book at www. bettersleep. org/sleep-Q-and-A. asp (http://www. bettersleep. org/sleep-Q-and-A. asp). Please contact Jeanette Casselano at 202.828.8833 for more information.

About Better Sleep Council

Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council is a non-profit organization supported by the mattress industry. The BSC is devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night's sleep.

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Learn How to Set the Stage for a Healthier and More Productive Workplace

Learn How to Set the Stage for a Healthier and More Productive Workplace

Learning how to be healthier and more productive at work is on the minds of most people these days. Here is a seminar that will help people do just that!

(PRWEB) October 8, 2003

Are you looking to be healthier and more productive at work? Then be sure to attend the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Setting the Stage for Peak Performance” event on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7:30 to 10 a. m., at the Chamber of Commerce Center, 401 North Robert Street, Suite 150, in St. Paul.

Dr. Dale Anderson, a physician for more than 40 years and a nationally renowned speaker on the topics of humor, health, fitness and peak performance will show attendees how to:

• Understand the mind-body “chemistry” of peak performance

• Understand how acting upbeat generates success

• Learn the connection between dramatic arts and peak performance

• Learn how every peak performer must initially fake it to make it real

• Learn how peak performers excel in customer relationships

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Anderson’s award-winning book, Never Act Your Age ($15 value), as well as his unique business card that is guaranteed to make you “laugh for the health of it.”

Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Speakers Association, serves on the Editorial Board of TodayÂ’s Health and Fitness magazine, and has practiced as a family physician, a board-certified emergency physician and a board-certified surgeon. He has authored or co-written several books on the topic of health, humor and performance.

The cost of the event is $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Event parking is free in the 401 Building Ramp. To register online, visit www. stpaulchamber. com or call 651-265-2795.

The event is sponsored by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, along with BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, American Express, Regions Hospital, Care Delivery Management, Inc., and LifeWorks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Big Arrow Group Partners with Greenwich Hospital to Develop the Hospital's New Brand Strategy

Big Arrow Group Partners with Greenwich Hospital to Develop the Hospital's New Brand Strategy

Big Arrow Group has been selected by Greenwich Hospital to launch the hospital's new brand strategy.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2007

Big Arrow Group, a full-service strategic consulting and communications firm has been selected as the branding and strategic communications agency of record by Greenwich Hospital, a member of the Yale New Haven Health System, to extend the hospital's brand strategy and corporate identity materials.

Greenwich Hospital (http://www. greenhosp. org/) is a 174-bed community hospital, serving lower Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution and it is a major academic affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine.

After a 4-month exploration of its brand in early 2007, Greenwich Hospital chose Big Arrow Group to help execute the hospital's new vision. Big Arrow will identify and consolidate Greenwich Hospital's existing brand equities (http://www. bigarrowgroup. com/our_unique_offerings_branda. php) and align them with a long-term, consistent communications platform designed to strengthen the hospital's leadership position within a widening service area.

"We selected Big Arrow as our marketing partner because we are confident that their vision for Greenwich Hospital will strengthen our position in the community," says Heather Porter, manager, strategic marketing at Greenwich Hospital. "Big Arrow approached our rebranding plans strategically. They are now helping us align the business and strategic goals for the hospital and the system. We believe this will lead to a stronger bond between the hospital, our patients and the surrounding community."

"We are pleased to partner with Greenwich Hospital on this important initiative," says Mike Marino, president and CEO of Big Arrow Group. "We are looking forward to working closely with the hospital on this alignment making sure the connections between their business goals, brand strategies and stakeholder behaviors build an authentic and meaningful hospital experience; one that will support and grow the Greenwich Hospital brand in their community."

About Big Arrow Group:
Big Arrow Group is a full-service strategic consulting and communications firm specializing in global brand development, marketing planning and integrated communications, new product development and market research. The firm has redefined communications deliverables through research and case-tested strategies to provide their clients with practical, easily activated strategies that build and accelerate brand momentum. Founded in 2004, Big Arrow Group is headquartered in New York City, N. Y. with consultancies in London and Los Angeles. Big Arrow Group provides strategic planning and corporate brand development in technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical and business-to-business for a wide range of clients, including Biocodex, Genzyme Corporation and W. R. Grace and Company. To learn more about the Big Arrow Group, please visit http://www. bigarrowgroup. com (http://www. bigarrowgroup. com).

About Greenwich Hospital:
Greenwich Hospital is a 174-bed community hospital, serving lower Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine and a member of the Yale New Haven Health System. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution with an internal medicine residency. Greenwich Hospital provides a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. High quality of care, coupled with Greenwich Hospital's convenient location, are reasons many patients choose to be treated there.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Word Sell, Inc. Completes National Customer Service Training for Elkay Plastics Co., Inc

Word Sell, Inc. Completes National Customer Service Training for Elkay Plastics Co., Inc.

In today's uncertain economy, understanding customer needs is more important than ever. Training firm helps major industrial supplier take its customer care performance to the next level.

St. Charles, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2008

Word Sell, Inc. (www. wordsellinc. com) recently completed an extensive customer service training program for Elkay Plastics Co., Inc. (www. elkayplastics. com), a leading national supplier of flexible packaging bags and film. The program, "Building Unbreakable Customer Relationships", was designed exclusively for Elkay Plastics and involved more than 60 participants in eight locations.

Word Sell, based in St. Charles, IL, creates and conducts modular, customizable training and coaching programs for sales, sales management and customer service personnel. Elkay expanded the scope of their program to include employees in several operational departments that engaged customers on a daily basis.

Gordon Tyler, Elkay's Vice President of Operations and Technology, noted that customer care has always been a top priority for the firm. "Today's customers are more sophisticated and demanding than ever before," said Tyler. "We are always looking for ways to better understand our customers and exceed their expectations. Word Sell's training is proving to be an important part of getting that done."

"The fact Elkay was willing to devote so much time and energy to customer care training speaks volumes about their organization," said Word Sell president, Brad Shorr. "Lots of companies train sales people, but how many make a real effort to develop the skills of their customer service personnel? Those are the folks who have the most contact with customers, and sometimes the most impact."

Word Sell has seen greater interest in sales and customer service training since the beginning of 2008. Shorr believes economic conditions may be the reason. "There's a growing perception that business activity is likely to be slow for the rest of the year," he said. "That being the case, companies want to develop the people they have rather than add to the staff. In addition, they want to do everything possible to retain and do more with existing customers. Our programs help companies do those things."

About Word Sell, Inc.
Word Sell, Inc., based in greater Chicago, provides sales and marketing support to small and midsize businesses. Emphasizing action, Word Sell helps firms put ideas to work quickly and effectively, and ensure sales and marketing activities are working in harmony. Its services include individual and group training and coaching, executive consulting and New Marketing support, including business blog development.

About Elkay Plastics Co., Inc.
Headquartered in Commerce, California, Elkay Plastics Co., Inc. provides innovative development, production and delivery of a broad range of plastic bags, packaging supplies and poly tubing for the healthcare, food services, and industrial packaging markets. Founded in 1968, the firm has become an industry leader and services customers across the United States through its nationwide network of service centers.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tracer Adds to High-end Aviation Executive Team

Tracer Adds to High-end Aviation Executive Team

Good news from the airline industry! Aviation Industry Veterans Help Airlines Find Parts and Services Just-in-Time. Former Honeywell and United Airlines executives join Tracer as parts and services busienss expands.

(PRWEB) January 9, 2002

Milwaukee, WI. January 7, 2002: Tracer, a leader in the commercial aviation aftermarket, (www. tracercorp. com/ (http://www. tracercorp. com/)) announced an aggressive new expansion of its executive team with three important new top-level additions. Paul Severin has been named Executive Vice President Repair & Overhaul Services. Clayton Lim is TracerÂ’s new Executive Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and Chuck Pappas is Executive Vice President of Operations.

Tracer CEO Bill Morales said “our businesses are growing fast and we’re bringing in world class talent to help fuel that growth. The many years of aviation expertise and management talent that Paul, Clayton and Chuck bring to Tracer will greatly increase our strength and worldwide presence.”

Paul Severin is a 25 year veteran of the aerospace industry with a long history of sales and management experience with Allied Signal, Honeywell, and Goodrich wheel and brake operations. TracerÂ’s fast-growing Wheel & Brake Repair & Overhaul business unit is expanding into new and international markets and SeverinÂ’s business development leadership is key to TracerÂ’s future growth.

Chuck Pappas, TracerÂ’s Executive Vice President of Operations, has a background in managing rapid growth, customer relationship building, designing, planning and managing physical facilities. Pappas, a former US Marine, served most recently as CEO of London-based BenefitsU LLP, an international health management operation. He was also President of the Management Services Division of Health Fitness Corporation. Pappas will manage TracerÂ’s day to day operations.

TracerÂ’s Executive Vice President of Aftermarket Sales, Clayton Lim, has over 25 years aviation experience. A long-time veteran of United Airlines, Lim has a broad base of knowledge many areas including finance, purchasing, inventory management as well as sales. Lim is leading TracerÂ’s aviation aftermarket sales team.

Tracer is a full service provider of commercial aviation parts and services. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. Tracer serves airline customers around the world, providing just-in-time aviation aftermarket parts and services. Sales offices are located in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and Milwaukee. Tracer also provides complete FAA 145 wheel and brake repair and overhaul services in Miami FL., Kingston, Ontario and Milwaukee WI. Tracer is a Milwaukee Future 50 Company. (http://www. tracercorp. com (http://www. tracercorp. com)) For more information contact Barry Wightman, VP Marketing, at (414) 875 1234.

SCD Wholesale Prescription Club: Welcome Relief For Business Owners And Their Employees Who Cannot Afford Health Insurance

SCD Wholesale Prescription Club: Welcome Relief For Business Owners And Their Employees Who Cannot Afford Health Insurance

SmartChoiceDrugstore's Wholesale Prescription Club affords businesses and their employees the opportunity to obtain prescription drugs at wholesale costs not attainable via any other program outside of high cost health insurance coverage. This incredible benefit is available to businesses and their employees for an average of $5 per month.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 5, 2006

SmartChoiceDrugStore’s (SCD) new wholesale pricing model is capturing the attention of business owners nationwide who are struggling to meet the needs of their employee’s health care requirements. Business owners are finding the new wholesale program’s business plan a welcome relief from the skyrocketing costs of health benefits, most notably prescription drugs.

SCD Wholesale Club’s membership plan for businesses is based on their consumer membership model, but at lower costs for the employer and their employees. In addition, there is one very significant difference; employee’s family members can enroll in the club for 75% less than the normal club membership. The business version of the club is available to all businesses in the United States.

The SCD Wholesale Club allows employers, who cannot afford health insurance coverage for their employees, the ability to still offer a prescription drug benefit that substantially reduces the employee’s prescription drug costs. Although the Club is not insurance, it does offer prescription drugs at wholesale prices that are not attainable through any other benefit program outside of health insurance coverage. In many instances, the medications are sold to club members at prices lower than some pharmacies actually pay for the drug.

SCD believed it was necessary to implement a new, wholesale pricing schedule for those business owners who cannot afford the astronomical costs of prescription drug coverage for their employees and is reflected in the low, annual Club membership costs. These costs are:

Owner: $80 annually (free with 5 or more employees) Employee (each): $60 annually Family Members: $20 annually

SCD CEO, Chatrick Clark, says that SCD Wholesale Club’s pricing is substantially lower than any retail pharmacy has offered before. “We are addressing the prescription drug needs of an enormous segment of the population that has been left to fend for themselves. The need for low cost medications has become critical in this nation and our belief is that the SCD Wholesale Club’s business and consumer model can address this need head on. It’s a win-win situation for both the member and SCD,” Clark says.

Business club members can access pricing, place orders, and obtain information regarding prescription medications through a toll free, club member support line. In the next few weeks, Club members will also be able to access their account online at www. smartchoicedrugstore. com. For more information please call 866-BUY-MEDS.

Media packets and information are available by calling Angela Jenkins at 866-289-6337 ext 107. Texas pharmacy license #24171.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Real Life Clutter Clean-Ups

Real Life Clutter Clean-Ups

Spring is a great time to help older adults get organized for their own safety and well-being. As a matter of fact, June is Home Safety Month, a good reminder that too much clutter can lead to safety hazards in the homes of older adults. Professional CAREGivers from the Home Instead Senior Care® network know all too well the dangers that clutter can pose for seniors. They also know how to help clean it up.

Omaha, NE (Vocus) May 21, 2010

Seniors hang on to their possessions for a variety of reasons from sentimental attachment to health issues that stand in the way of home upkeep and even safety. CAREGiversSM from the Home Instead Senior Care network have witnessed why seniors don’t want to give up their stuff, and they’ve offered solutions for what to do about it.

The advice is timed appropriately both for spring cleaning and Home Safety Month in June, sponsored by the Home Safety Council (http://homesafetycouncil. org/AboutUs/HSM/au_hsm_w001.asp); an observance that focuses on how to help keep homeowners safe in their homes.

CAREGiver Betty Collins remembers the half a dozen strips of yarn she found on her client’s rug. When she bent down to pick up and discard the yarn, her client stopped her with a resounding “no, no, no.” “She told me that her daughter, who has since died, played with the yarn when she was little,” Collins said. “She had to see that every day.

“In addition, older adults are often set in their ways and everything to them becomes important,” Collins said. “Junk to us is their life. That builds up, and some seniors just don’t know what to do with it. A lot of older adults walk with a walker and live by themselves. They just set things aside and then become overwhelmed.”

Clutter can creep up on seniors before they know it, said Paul Hogan, co-founder and CEO of the Home Instead Senior Care network. “Piles of mail and unpaid bills, difficulty walking safely through a home, frustration trying to organize and difficulty managing activities of daily living are all signs that clutter could be posing a danger to older adults and driving families to the breaking point (http://www. homeinstead. com/resources/familyresources/BreakingPoint. aspx),” Hogan said. “That’s when it may be time for family caregivers to offer help and support.”

Sometimes, there’s no obvious reason for accumulating possessions, and health hazards can result. Home Instead CAREGiver Karen Reymore said that one client had collected so many boxes of food, she could no longer walk safely in her home.

Helping seniors de-clutter is often a matter of time and patience, Reymore noted. “I took time for this client to get to know and trust me then I explained how dangerous it was for her to have so many boxes. Also, much of the food was outdated. So I sat everything in front of her, we went through that together and she decided what to keep. It took a year. We could do nothing in a hurry because some days she didn’t want to sort.”

Physical limitations can get in the way as well. One client packed many of her things in 10 plastic containers for a temporary move while her apartment was being renovated. When she moved back, it was too much for her. “For three years she couldn’t unpack,” Reymore said. “So I’m helping her do that; we’re still in the process.”

Some de-cluttering projects become a poignant trip down memory lane. When Lisa Barr Kazmierczak’s client sent her downstairs to retrieve a newspaper, she found 20 years worth of papers and magazines neatly stacked in rows. The client was dying and worried about the mess he could be leaving his family. So Lisa offered to help. Over the next four months, she hauled out the newspapers and magazines while her client told her what to save and what to toss.

“The articles he wanted to save I clipped and put in a folder for him by date. Many were stories about family members, so it was a history of sorts. Before you knew it, we were down to one stack of papers. We finished, and two days later he died. I presented the folder to his children. They were blown away.”

For more resources on dealing with clutter and information about how to help seniors let go of “stuff” and de-clutter, link to the Home Instead Senior Care Breaking Point public awareness campaign (http://www. homeinstead. com/resources/familyresources/BreakingPoint. aspx).

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Graphic Screens from The CDC Group Promote New Baycare Sports Medicine Center in Green Bay

Graphic Screens from The CDC Group Promote New Baycare Sports Medicine Center in Green Bay

The CDC Group, Inc. completed one of the largest graphic shade image installations in the country at the new BayCare Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center in Green Bay, WI. The CDC Group, which is based in Chicago, designed the series of ten custom automated window shades which measure 24 feet tall by 20 feet wide. Each window shade features a double-sided image of an athlete in action to promote the sports medicine services at the clinic.

Chicago (PRWEB) February 5, 2009

The CDC Group, Inc. completed an installation of eye-catching graphic shades at the new BayCare Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center, part of the Aurora BayCare system in northeastern Wisconsin. The windows, which measure 24 feet high by 20 feet wide, are covered with motorized shades featuring illustrations of athletes in action, from football to biking to tennis.

"This is one of the largest graphic shade image projects in the country," said Sam Lallas, president of The CDC Group. The installation included 10 windows with double-sided graphic shades, so images are visible from the building's interior and exterior. The shades are housed in custom 6 ½ inch diameter tubes, and The CDC Group designed and installed custom pockets for the motorized components.

"These windows are a great marketing tool for BayCare's Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center," says Lallas. "Everyone who passes the clinic notices the huge images and immediately understands that the center serves athletes."

The motorized shades also support the BayCare center's overall green design and are factored into the building's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating. Automated window treatments, which allow users to automatically adjust window coverings to control light and heat, are a key component of green design. "Daylight harvesting can make a huge difference in energy use and operating costs," notes Lallas.

The CDC Group client list includes many hospitals and health care centers, among them Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, St. Mary's Medical Center in Madison, WI and Adventist-Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook, IL.

About The CDC Group, Inc.:
The CDC Group, formerly Chicago Drapery and Carpet, provides full-service consulting, design and installation of custom window treatments, architectural interior products and floor coverings for commercial customers. Window treatments include automated and manual shades, blinds, draperies and other window coverings. The CDC Group also owns and operates AWT (Automated Window Treatments), which specializes in motorized shades, blinds and other window treatments for residential customers. Based on Chicago's near west side, The CDC Group serves Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa. For more information, call 312-226-3600 or visit www. thecdcgroup. net.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spicing up Breast Health

Spicing up Breast Health

Bionutraceutical Company Focuses on Health Benefits of Turmeric and Black Peppers.

Mount Kisco, NY (Vocus) December 22, 2009

Curcumin, a powerful component of turmeric, a popular Indian spice, and piperine, an extract found in black peppers have been demonstrated to stop the growth of stem cells that spawn breast cancer tumors, according to a study from the University of Michigan (http://www. umich. edu/).

The research findings show a decreased number of stem cells while having no effect normal, non-cancerous stem cells. These results are the first to suggest that dietary compounds have the potential to reduce the risk of cancer by targeting stem cells. The results of the study are published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (http://www. springerlink. com/content/y27556643833025w/).

These exciting research results follow findings in November from a study published in the British Journal of Cancer (http://www. nature. com/bjc/journal/v101/n9/abs/6605308a. html). The study found that the “curry spice” curcumin, a powerful component of turmeric and a popular Indian spice, demonstrated to help kill cancer cells in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers believe that curcumin can inhibit the growth and metastasis of tumors in certain types of cancers. Curcumin has also been used and studied in treatment of a wide variety of diseases, from cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and type II diabetes to Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and arthritis.

Essence of Life, LLC™, a bionutraceutical company based in Mount Kisco, N. Y., has been at the forefront of the movement to promote curcumin and piperine’s health benefits. The company has developed innovative products based on these natural spices and others including fermented soy, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. According to co-founder and CEO Dr. Vijaya Nair, “Independent research studies show that in Asian countries where consumption of natural herbs and spices such as curcumin and fermented soy is integral to traditional diets, we see a much lower cancer rate in the population.”

The company’s line of Jiva™ natural nutritional supplements includes Curcumin Plus capsules that also use BioPerine, an ingredient dominated by piperine and made by Sabinsa, which was used in the study from the University of Michigan shown to possibly reduce the risk of breast cancer formation. “Today’s research has shown that the underlying cause of arthritis, heart disease and cancer is chronic low-grade levels of inflammation in the body,” Nair said. “By combining the power of curcumin and bioperine, we can help prevent and reverse inflammation and its associated health risks.”

Nair’s background includes training in both Eastern and Western medical traditions, including a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She developed Essence of Life’s line of supplements after conducting extensive clinical research on alternative therapies from Eastern medicinal approaches such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine at Columbia University’s School of Public health. “It is gratifying to see that the latest research confirms the efficacy of these safe and natural preventative therapies,” Nair said.

For more information about the benefits of curcumin, visit Jiva Supplements (http://www. jivasupplements. org).

About Dr. Vijaya Nair and Essence of Life
Dr. Vijaya Nair is the CEO and co-founder of Essence of Life, LLC™, a bionutraceutical company based in Mount Kisco, N. Y. Dr. Nair earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore, completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and received a master’s degree in epidemiology from Columbia University, where she lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Health. An international teacher and lecturer, she recently was a featured speaker at the Cancer Control Society’s 37th Annual Cancer Convention in Universal City, Calif. She is the author of Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and other Deadly Killers! (Sheffield, MA; Safe Goods Publishing, 2009) and co-host of the online radio program, “Kiss Your Life Hello,” on the Health & Wellness station of VoiceAmerica. com.

Essence of Life produces the Jiva™ line of nutritional supplements, including Fermented Soy and Curcumin Nutritional Beverage and Curcumin & Fermented Soy Plus, Lutein Plus, Ginger Plus, Ashwagandha Plus, Green Tea Plus capsules and Resveratrol Plus capsules. For more information, visit Jiva Supplements (http://www. jivasupplements. com).

Editor’s note: Photos, video and product samples available on request. Dr. Nair is also available for broadcast or print interviews. Please contact Ashley Rio at 518-966-5600 x108 or ashley(at)kathoderay(dot)com

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Combined Insurance Outlines Top Reasons Consumers Should Not Drop Life Insurance - Even During Difficult Economic Times

Combined Insurance Outlines Top Reasons Consumers Should Not Drop Life Insurance - Even During Difficult Economic Times

A top provider of supplemental insurance provides several key factors consumers should consider before making life insurance decisions

Chicago, (PRWEB) July 22, 2008

Combined Insurance, a top provider of supplemental (http://www. combinedinsurance. com/insurance-basics/about-insurance. html) insurance, advises consumers to avoid drastic measures, such as dropping or cashing in life insurance policies, to help cope with today's challenging economic environment. The insurer outlines several key factors to consider before making a decision to discontinue coverage.

According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal (June 2, 2008) some consumers are resorting to pricey, often-risky alternatives such as tapping insurance policies or 401(k) accounts to help stay afloat financially. Due to a combination of factors including job cuts, decreasing home prices and increasing food and energy prices, there is a growing demand for cash-raising techniques to quickly provide access to the value of assets such as life insurance, retirement accounts or mortgages.

According to Steve Saurs, vice president of Marketing for Combined Insurance's Life & Health Division in the U. S., "While today's economic picture is uncertain due to the recent housing crisis, rising prices for fuel and other goods, and job losses in some industries, consumers in need of financial relief should make a careful evaluation before cashing in or cancelling existing life insurance coverage."

Combined Insurance outlines several important factors to consider before cashing in life insurance (http://www. combinedinsurance. com/insurance-types/life-insurance. html) policies or letting coverage lapse:
Drop Your Policy - Lose Your Rate Life insurance premium rates are based on a number of factors including age. If you cancel your coverage then decide to repurchase later, you will likely need to pay more for a like amount of coverage. Healthy Now Does Not Mean Healthy Later Health status, like age, is a key factor in determining life insurance premiums and coverage. If you cancel coverage now, while healthy, there is no guarantee you will qualify for the same coverage at a similar cost. Employer Health Plans Often Change If your life insurance policy was purchased through your employer, remember that employer benefit plans often change and life policies can be impacted. If you drop an existing supplemental life insurance policy and your employer subsequently changes or reduces benefits, you might not be able to purchase coverage through your company. Don't Think Fast Cash - Life Insurance Plans Can Offer Income or Mortgage Protection If you purchased a family income policy and you die, your family will receive monthly income for a period of time to make up for your lost wages. This type of shorter-term protection can help a family get back on its feet in the event the breadwinner's income is lost due to a death. Likewise, if you purchased mortgage insurance and you die, your mortgage is paid off. Expect the Unexpected Remember the reasons you selected life insurance coverage in the first place. Generally people select these policies to help financially protect their loved ones. Think about the impact on those left behind if your life insurance policy is dropped.

For more information regarding the wide range of benefits supplemental life insurance can offer, visit: www. combinedinsurance. com.

About Combined Insurance Company Combined Insurance (www. combinedinsurance. com) is a leading provider of supplemental accident, health and life insurance products and is a member of the ACE Group of Companies. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 10,000 people worldwide, Combined meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. For more information, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit www. combinedinsurance. com.

About ACE The ACE Group of Companies is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), the ACE Group of Companies conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at www. acelimited. com.

*Article Source: Tapped Out: Pinched Consumers Scramble for Cash. Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2008.

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