Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cash for Health Sweepstakes Featured on Unique Healthcare Portal

Cash for Health Sweepstakes Featured on Unique Healthcare Portal

Health Site Guide (http://www. healthsiteguide. com), the pre-searched health information portal, provides Cash for Health in a monthly drawing.

Great Neck, N. Y. (PRWEB) November 1, 2006

Need another incentive to stay healthy? How about a cash prize awarded monthly to defer the cost of a health club, buy some healthy food, or pay for his and her full body massages?

Beginning November 1, Health Site Guide, http://www. healthsiteguide. com (http://www. healthsiteguide. com), the unique healthcare information portal with direct links to information on hundreds of health concerns as they appear on dozens of recognized health sites, will be awarding a monthly visitor $250 in their "Cash for Health" sweepstakes.

There's no obligation, nothing to buy and no surveys to fill out. Visitors simply join Health Site Guide for free by providing a "nickname" and password of their choice (no personal information is required to join), and they can enter the sweepstakes. As a member, in addition to fast access to health concern information, and special features like videos, animations and interactive tools, members can view today's medical news (by category), write blogs, participate in forums and more.

Featuring overviews of sites that include WebMD, MerckSource, Mayo Clinic and many recognized health websites including leading US government sites, Health Site Guide was created to take the search out of searching, and provide easy-to-access, fast results by linking viewers to exactly what they need.

Now in its fourth month since the official launch, Health Site Guide is making a difference for people who haven't decided on a specific health site, and don't want to search endlessly for information.

As one user commented "Everything is there, categorized by health concerns A to Z, and that helps when I really need information fast. The search engines are still far too broad-based."

Commenting on the benefits of Health Site Guide, Bob Lipp, co-creator, said, "There are a lot of great health sites, but unless someone has chosen one, the results of their search can be daunting as they try to figure out which site is right for them. We've taken the guesswork out by pre-searching dozens of recognized sites, and providing overviews on each; as well as direct links to hundreds of health concerns and special features like video, animation and much more. The Cash for Health Sweepstakes is another way to thank our visitors for their support."

Sweepstakes information is available on the home page of Health Site Guide, near the top of the page.

About Health Site Guide

Www. healthsiteguide. com is owned by Health Site Guide Inc. The site is a portal that makes it fast and easy to access direct links to a broad range of healthcare information and special features, which are available on today's healthcare websites. Health Site Guide is not affiliated with any other website.

All websites mentioned in this release are trademarked and owned by their respective corporate entities, and have no association whatsoever with Health Site Guide, Inc.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Coconut Water: A Hot Trend For Health Nuts

Coconut Water: A Hot Trend For Health Nuts

Dr. Tim's Juices Touts Advantages of Coconut Water

Saint George, UT (PRWEB) October 29, 2010

A couple of years back Dr. Timothy Hollingshead experienced firsthand the hydration benefits of coconut water while traveling down a tributary of the Amazon River in a dugout canoe.

The former podiatric surgeon was searching remote areas of Brazil for acai fruit sources to be used in a drink produced by his St. George-based company, Dr. Tim's Juices. Although he had served a mission for his church in Brazil many years earlier, Hollingshead discovered that he was trying to stay hydrated in the equatorial climate.

Some Brazilians traveling with Hollingshead inspired him to try some coconut water they had with them. He claims the positive results were speedy.

Immediately I felt better, he says. My thirst was gone. I stopped sweating. I got my focus back.

It was then he realized that he could do something commercially with coconut juice.

Upon returning to the U. S., Hollingshead began researching coconut juice, which is present in young coconuts. It isn't the same substance as coconut milk, which is culled from the fruit of more mature coconuts.

During his research, Hollingshead revealed that coconut juice had been employed as a temporary intravenous drip during World War II because the juice contains lots of the same characteristics as blood plasma. The IV stem would run from the coconut itself through tubes to a needle in the arm of an infantryman.

“It's sterile so they were able to stick an IV stem in there”, he indicated.

Hollingshead began working on assorted formulations and at last developed ISO-5, a sports drink like Gatorade, where coconut water is the first ingredient. The three major coconut water drinks include Vita Coco, Zico and O. N.E.

Vita Coco incorporates a few stars among its investors while Coca-Cola has a minority stake in Zico and Pepsi distributes O. N.E. In some states. Hollingshead says his product is a grassroots rival with room to grow in the rapidly developing market.

“Coconut water is really a growing trend right now”, he said. “Coconut water is going to play a vital role in the hydration market in the years to come.”

Like other sports drinks, ISO-5 contains electrolytes needed for rehydration like potassium and sodium. Kristeen Bybee, a diet therapist for Dixie Regional Hospital, says coconut water has substantial amounts of both potassium and sodium.

In addition, coconut water has a low quantity of sugar with only 23 calories in a half cup. This is one aspect where coconut water is not like coconut milk, that it has 276 calories in a half cup and 29 grams of fat. Coconut water is largely fat free, Bybee asserts.

ISO-5 starts to make inroads in professional athletics through one outstanding ice hockey team. Hollingshead claims the Chicago Blackhawks the defending Stanley Cup champions have been using the drink for three seasons now.

Dr. Tim's Juices is even working with the Blackhawks' trainers and their dietitian to develop a new protein drink called Pro ISO-5. Hollingshead says this drink fuses the electrolytes from coconut water with protein for better cellular uptake.

We will be able to use less protein and get more of an effect than in a conventional protein drink, he asserts.

However, one problem sportsmen have noticed with coconut water is that the heavier fluid seems to sit in their stomachs, Hollingshead claims. With his company's coconut water beverages they discovered a way around this difficulty by developing a system called cryoflux, which freezes the water out of the juice to create concentrate from fresh coconuts in the source nations. The process preserves the bioactive constituents, the flavor and color of juice from any fruit, according to Dr. Tim's website.

Dr. Tim's Juices imports the concentrate from the source states and manufactures it here in St. George, creating a lighter drink than other coconut water drinks through this process.

Hollingshead asserts other benefits include about half of the sugar content of standard sports drinks and a 100 percent natural chemistry. Yet it comes in a variety of flavors like Gatorade or Powerade.

When comparing the product to other coconut water drinks, Hollingshead claims ISO-5 is lighter, better-tasting and more functional than its bigger-named competitors. He says those benefits will help them compete with the larger brands as Dr. Tim's Juices grows.

The company just signed its 1st acquisition order Wed. with Kehe Food Distributors, a nationwide distribution company.

Dr. Tim's offices are found a little to the south of Dixie State University and the producing plant is in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park south of Bloomington Hills.

Scott Van Orden, the chief operating officer for Dr. Tim's Juices, says the company hopes to be in a position to create local jobs as it grows.

Its products can be found in about 1,000 retail stores countrywide and through Utah at supermarkets like Harmons Food store, many Albertsons stores and some Associated Foods outlets like Lin's.


The Marine Mammal Center Hosts First "Home for the Holidays" Open House December 11, 2010

The Marine Mammal Center Hosts First "Home for the Holidays" Open House December 11, 2010

Watch the whale film “In the Wake of Giants”, learn how the experts rescue seals and sea lions, and take a family photo with Frannie the Fur Seal!

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010

The public is invited to The Marine Mammal Center’s first “Home for the Holidays” open house at its new facility in Sausalito to learn more about the Center and its work as volunteers and staff help to get patients healthy so they can return “Home for the Holidays.” The event will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 10 a. m. - 5 p. m. Visitors will be treated to a wide range of free activities of interest for all ages as well as a gift with purchase in the gift shop, while supplies last, and a rare photo opportunity with Frannie the Fur Seal. An expanded schedule of Docent-Led tours will also be available.

“Our mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals – their health and that of their ocean environment – and to inspire their global conservation. What better way to work toward this goal than an open house that offers a chance to connect with the community,” explained Jeff Boehm, executive director of The Marine Mammal Center. “By engaging with the community, we strengthen this symbiotic partnership by making new relationships and reinforcing already established ones.”

Schedule of Day’s Events:
12:30 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. – Reading and book signing for Astro: The Steller Sea Lion with author Jeanne Harvey
1:30 p. m. and 3:30 p. m. – Film screening of In the Wake of Giants and Q&A with executive producers
11 a. m., 1 p. m. and 3 p. m. – Docent-Led Tours (book early at http://www. marinemammalcenter. org)

One of the much anticipated events that day is the screening of the documentary “In the Wake of Giants.” The film is about humpback whale rescues in Hawaii and features experts freeing whales from ocean trash that the animals have become entangled in and dragged for thousands of miles. Much of the exciting footage was filmed from helmet-mounted cameras as the rescue efforts took place. In 2009, approximately 11% of the 1,706 seal and sea lion patients were admitted to The Marine Mammal Center as a result of an entanglement or ocean trash-related injury. On December 11, visitors will also have a chance to meet the film’s Executive Producers Mara Kerr and Mark DiOrio. The documentary won the award for Best National Marine Sanctuary Short at the 2010 Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monterey.

The open house will include an opportunity for children to enjoy a story time reading of the book Astro: The Steller Sea Lion by author Jeanne Harvey who will also sign books. This delightful story tells about the rescue of Astro, a former patient, who wandered ashore at a local school. In addition, demonstrations of simulated animal rescues and tube feedings will take place throughout the day.

The highly popular Docent-Led tours times have been expanded for the holidays. November 29-December 17 tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a. m., 1 p. m., and 3 p. m., and Mondays and Fridays at 1 p. m. and 3 p. m. December 18 - January 2, tours will be available daily at 11 a. m., 1 p. m., and 3p. m. Docents will share fascinating tales about former seal and sea lion patients while guiding visitors around the exhibits and animal viewing areas. Tours are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, free for children who are 4 years old and younger, and $5 for members and their guest.

Visitors can also get their holiday shopping started early at the gift shop. All purchases fund the work of the Center. Open house visitors who spend $30 or more in the gift shop will receive a free canvas tote bag while supplies last.

In addition, Frannie the Fur Seal will make a rare appearance and is available for photographs – perfect for family holiday greeting cards!

About The Marine Mammal Center:The Marine Mammal Center is the world’s largest nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals - primarily elephant seals, harbor seals and California sea lions - and to the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has been headquartered in the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Parks and has rescued and treated more than 16,000 marine mammals. The Center’s newly rebuilt headquarters in Sausalito gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about marine mammals through viewing areas and educational exhibits. For more information and to sign up for the Center’s eNewsletter, go to: http://www. marinemammalcenter. org.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Original FisherGirl to compete in inaugural Women's Bass Tour event

Original FisherGirl to compete in inaugural Women's Bass Tour event.

Terri MacKinnon, Founder of FisherGirl, Incorporated is competing in the BASS Preview Women's Bass Tour Tournament

TORONTO (PRWEB) September 30, 2005

Milton, Ontario based FisherGirl Inc. (www. fishergirl. com) has announced that their founder Terri MacKinnon, “the original FisherGirl”, is competing and fishing as a non-boater in ESPN/BASS Women’s Bass Tour’s (WBT) inaugural event on October 20-22 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir Jasper, Texas.

“Women’s fishing is at the same place today as the LPGA was before it became huge.” says MacKinnon, “We’ll be making history at this kick off event and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” Just like FisherGirl, the Women’s Bass Tour is out to change the face of the sport fishing world by injecting some “girl power” into it.

Created by women, for women, FisherGirl is a womenÂ’s outdoor lifestyle company whose mission it is to introduce women and girls to the joys and benefits of healthy living and the outdoors through fishing. Since its official launch in spring 2005, FisherGirl has been capturing the hearts and minds of industry insiders as well as women everywhere. Testimony to this is FisherGirlÂ’s recent win of the American Sportfishing AssociationÂ’s (ASA) prestigious New Product Showcase award - Best New Product in the Rod/Reel Combo category for its Mermaid line.

With fishing rods and outdoor gear in pink, purple, and blue, the look is about women’s creative expression. The perfect marriage of beauty and function, FisherGirl’s rods are also specifically designed to be ergonomically correct for women. But it doesn’t end there. The other part of FisherGirl’s mission is to see a world without breast cancer. Partnering with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation that passion is taking flight with Cast for a Cure™ which donates 50% of the sales proceeds from FisherGirl’s special edition Survival Rod line to breast cancer research.

TerriÂ’s upcoming schedule also includes participating in the 2005 Bass Pro/CrappieMasters National Championship on Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, TN October 12-15, 2005.

About FisherGirl Inc.

FisherGirl Inc. (www. fishergirl. com) is a Canadian-based, privately owned company that develops and markets its own proprietary line of outdoor and lifestyle products for women and girls. FisherGirlÂ’s initial product line up focuses on fishing rods, accessories and outdoor wear geared to the millions of female anglers throughout North America. The company is committed to promoting fishing as a healthy lifestyle

EditorÂ’s Note: Samples, images and interviews with founder Terri MacKinnon are available upon request by calling Amanda Stassen, FisherGirl Inc., 905.878.7113.


Four Mountains, Inc. Spins Revolutionary ‘Wheel of Healing’ & Free-Online Health Education - Producing Life-Changing Health Results Toward A Drug-free Nation!

Four Mountains, Inc. Spins Revolutionary ‘Wheel of Healing’ & Free-Online Health Education - Producing Life-Changing Health Results Toward A Drug-free Nation!

"We know for a fact that if people will follow our 24 free health lessons there would be a tremendous improvement in national health and that illness and disease can be prevented. Over dependency on drugs is preventable, but Americans need information and tools to take care of their own organs and systems. Health independence can be learned,” states Dr. Ward Coleman, N. D. and President of Four Mountains, Inc.

(PRWEB) July 10, 2003

Contact: Stacey Kumagai at 818.506.8675 


Four Mountains, Inc. Spins Revolutionary ‘Wheel of Healing’ & Free-Online Health Education - Producing Life-Changing Health Results Toward A Drug-free Nation!

Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July, 2003 – Four Mountains, Inc., a clinical & research laboratory wants to create a drug-free nation – one without popping pills for every ailment and the ‘endless circle’ of doctors/prescriptions, repeat. Launching a new FREE ONLINE HEALTH EDUCATION SERVICE delivered right to your desk – they teach individuals and families how to transition from dependency on prescription drugs to genuine health independence.

Additionally, they’ve unveiled a revolutionary wellness breakthrough to the health world, called The Wheel of Healing™. Designed with four key wellness components: Detoxification, Fortification, Relaxation and Mobilization, Four Mountains brings this progressive model as the primary underground solution to reducing risk to acute and chronic illness, while enhancing longevity, vitality and beauty, eliminating need for prescriptions of any kind.

 Reducing toxins and biological stress while incorporating whole nourishment and therapeutic movement/low-stress body alignment exercises are the critical springboard for total wellness. ‘The WheelÂ’ is surpassing existing available information currently known to be important to health.

"We know for a fact that if people will follow our 24 free health lessons there would be a tremendous improvement in national health and that illness and disease can be prevented. Over dependency on drugs is preventable, but Americans need information and tools to take care of their own organs and systems. Health independence can be learned,” states Dr. Ward Coleman, N. D. and President of Four Mountains, Inc.

“The Wheel of Healing is one of the most basic and IMPORTANT things we have to share with people, of course it's a stepping stone into our programs,” he explains.

 Four MountainsÂ’ “Wheel of Healing” is the foundation of their thirteen breakthrough cutting-edge wellness programs designed to support body systems, correct dysfunction and create healthy mind-body lifestyle balance, including:

Anti-Stress, Anti-Aging, Cardiovascular, Urinary, Digestive and Immune System, to Perfect Skin and Male & Female Renewal programs.

 Â“Since using Four Mountains Wellness Programs, I no longer have bladder infections or acute kidney infections. I have not used anymore antibiotics in over seven years,” states client Julie Innes of Austin, Texas.

For media requests, contact Stacey Kumagai at 818/506-8675 or mediamonster@yahoo. com To learn more about Four Mountains, Inc.’s wellness programs, call 800/736-0904. To subscribe the new "INSIDE/OUT" – the FREE ONLINE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM e-mail fourmountains@earthlink. net


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ando Corporation to Unveil IndustryÂ’s First High-Performance OC-48c MPLS Probe for Carrier IP Core Networks at Networld + Interop in Las Vegas on May 7-9

Ando Corporation to Unveil IndustryÂ’s First High-Performance OC-48c MPLS Probe for Carrier IP Core Networks at Networld + Interop in Las Vegas on May 7-9

Ando Will Exhibit the ProbeÂ’s Unparalleled MPLS and IP Reporting Capabilities with an OC-48c Traffic Generator and Standard Network Management Solutions in Booth #1809

(PRWEB) May 4, 2002

San Jose, CA, May 1st, 2002 – Ando Corporation’s IP Products Division today announced plans to exhibit a demo of its Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) upgrade for the first-to-market AU1500 IP Core Network Probe for OC-48c Packet-over-SONET (POS) networks at Networld + Interop in the Las Vegas Convention Center on May 7-9.

AndoÂ’s AU1500 already provides IP carriers and ISPs with unsurpassed layer 2-7 detailed traffic monitoring for high-speed IP core networks with its unique hardware accelerated design and industry standard RMON2 and SNMP reporting. With the addition of the MPLS upgrade, the AU1500 now also offers IP carriers unrivaled reporting capabilities to effectively monitor and manage their MPLS networks as well as implement exciting new MPLS based services. The AU1500 is the industryÂ’s first OC-48c MPLS probe that monitors MPLS label-switched path (LSP) and MPLS VPN traffic. The detailed MPLS statistics provided by the AU1500 include volume (packets and bytes), protocol distribution, class of service (CoS), and TopN by MPLS forwarding label, by MPLS VPN label and by a combination of the two.

“Ando is very excited to be the first solution provider to offer a robust monitoring and management tool for MPLS network management,” says Hiroyuki Sato, general manager of Ando Corporation’s IP Products Division. “MPLS is currently a carrier core technology of choice for not only enhancing the performance of their networks, but also enabling advanced services such as VPNs and SLAs based on classes of service (CoS). Ando offers the only tool that will allow them to effectively monitor, manage and, most importantly, optimize their MPLS networks at up to OC-48c.”

Ando’s demo at Networld + Interop will employ “live” traffic provided by an OC-48c traffic generator operating in both IP and MPLS modes. Industry standard reporting and management tools, including Concord Communication’s eHealth ™ Suite, will be used to showcase the AU1500’s MPLS, IP, and RMON2 statistical output in real-time. Ando will also have sales engineering staff on hand to discuss compelling real world applications for the AU1500, such as advanced SLA management; traffic engineering, LSP sizing, route optimization, and capacity planning based on real time statistics; network health and management; usage based billing between peering providers; SLA verification; and advanced MPLS management.

AndoÂ’s hardware-accelerated AU1500 IP Core Network Probe is centered around a sophisticated statistical engine that offers true wire speed performance and reliability. Additionally, the AU1500 is a passive device deployed independently of existing network equipment that offers detailed, layer-2 and above information without impacting router performance. Moreover, since the AU1500 does not require proprietary management or reporting software, the AU1500 can be readily integrated into IP carriers existing network management toolset for ease of deployment.

“The AU1500 with the MPLS upgrade is arriving in the marketplace just in time to help IP carriers who are looking to reduce capital expenditures and overhead while at the same time increasing their bottom line through new revenue opportunities,” says Sato. “Carriers need to understand their networks from the edge to the core. They need the right amount of bandwidth in the right spots. And they need to generate revenue by offering new and exciting services like enhanced SLAs and VPNs that can be supported and managed with robust network monitoring. The AU1500 is a critical piece of the carrier toolset to make these unmet needs a reality.”

The AU1500 IP Core Network Probe and AU1500 MPLS upgrade are currently in the final stage of customer network trials. The MPLS enhancement for the AU1500 can be obtained as a software license upgrade to the AU1500 AOS version and higher. Both will be available in June 2002.

About Ando Corporation

Ando Corporation is a U. S. subsidiary of Ando Electric Ltd., a pioneering test and measurement company based in Japan. AndoÂ’s IP Products Division, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is focused on meeting the core monitoring and management needs of next generation IP providers and carriers, and works closely with key customers and partners on the development, strategic marketing, sales and support of next generation network core monitoring products. For additional information on Ando, please visit www. ando. com.


All referenced product names are trademarks of their respective companies.


Media Contact: 

Steve Wolpern

Ando Corporation

IP Products Division

(408) 941-0100

Wolpern@ando. com

Breakthrough Leadership with Emotional Intelligence for Vital & Successful Businesses, Schools, and Communities: WorldÂ’s Premier EQ Conference in Europe for First Time

Breakthrough Leadership with Emotional Intelligence for Vital & Successful Businesses, Schools, and Communities: WorldÂ’s Premier EQ Conference in Europe for First Time

The premier world conference on emotional intelligence, NexusEQ offers top speakers in a highly effective forum. Leaders in business, education, and community access best practices and the latest research to create vitality and sustainable success. Next conference is June 12-14, 2005, in Holland.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2005

Since the 1995 publication of Daniel Goleman’s international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, a global movement has developed to bring “EQ” into practice in businesses, schools, and communities around the globe.

Goleman and other leaders in the field will share best practices and current research at the 5th annual NexusEQ Conference, June 12-14 in Holland (http://www. nexuseq. com (http://www. nexuseq. com)). Titled “Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Tools and Wisdom for a Sustainable World” and featuring speakers from 19 countries, this is the most comprehensive EQ world summit ever.

“This is a worldwide movement, but people are isolated,” Goleman explains. “To everyone who is laboring in solitary circumstances -- in a school, in a business, in a hospital, a university, where ever you may be: You are part of a community -- a virtual community of like minded people pursuing this important work. This chance to come together and meet others in your ‘family’ is enormously important.”

From American Express to Avon, businesses have begun to embrace the concept. Jack Welch has begun discussing EQ (Wall Street Journal, 1/23/04), and the Harvard Business Review calls it “the key to professional success” (April 2003). Schools, hospitals, and government agencies world-wide are adopting EQ practices. From elementary school students to army officers, a curriculum of emotional awareness is providing a new perspective on people.

What makes emotional intelligence so appealing? Partly because it answers a widespread longing to understand the complexities of human interaction. Partly because it allows practitioners to bring compassion, empathy, and wisdom to schools and organizations. And partly because emotional intelligence delivers impressive bottom-line results (see business case examples on http://www. EQperformance. com (http://www. EQperformance. com) and http://www. NexusEQ. com (http://www. NexusEQ. com)).

According to Goleman, one key benefit is that “emotional intelligence can help people make better decisions.” This increased effectiveness is invaluable for business, essential for education, and transformational for personal life.

The conference highlights the growing international interest in this work. Part laboratory science, part popular psychology, the “EQ Movement” continues to gain ground. Business, education, healthcare and the public will come together to see the progress at NexusEQ in Holland, June 12-14, 2005. Information and registration is online http://www. NexusEQ. com (http://www. NexusEQ. com).

More Information:

Full interview with Dr. Goleman: http://www. NexusEQ. com/articles/ (http://www. NexusEQ. com/articles/)
Online Press Kit: http://www. nexuseq. com/press (http://www. nexuseq. com/press)
Conference Web Site: http://www. NexusEQ. com (http://www. NexusEQ. com)


Review of "Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness" by Renee Kennedy, Editor NutriCounter

Review of "Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness" by Renee Kennedy, Editor NutriCounter

Even if you don't know the first thing about exercise, this book will help you map out a fitness plan.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2003

If you have reached a weight loss plateau, Phil Campbell's new book may be exactly what you need to pump up your fitness routine. Even if you don't know the first thing about exercise, this book will help you map out a fitness plan.

The book is wonderfully geared to adults of ANY age. Phil is 50; he has proven that you don't have to be 20 years old to get healthy and look fantastic.

Some highlights of the book include five different fitness plans, the Sprint 8 Workout, and pictures of the recommended exercises. He also gives specific advice on how to keep your fitness routine working for you even after you've stopped working out.

Phil backs up everything he says with references to scientific research. There isn't one bit of advice that he hasn't backed up with a research reference. He has done his homework and it shows.

I'm using Phil's second level fitness plan and applying much of the advice in his book. (I've applied his plan to my home workout - I've never set foot in a gym.) I have discovered that I actually do have muscles in my abdomen! Write to me and tell me that his Sprint 8 Workout doesn't leave you totally exhilarated!

"Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults" by Phil Campbell is available at Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles. Visit Phil's site to learn more: http://www. readysetgofitness. com (http://www. readysetgofitness. com)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Information Access Systems, Inc. Expands in 2010 with Three New Public Sector ECM Customers

Information Access Systems, Inc. Expands in 2010 with Three New Public Sector ECM Customers

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Orange County Sheriff's Office join ECM community

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 6, 2010

Information Access Systems, Inc., a leading Systems Integrator specializing in Imaging, Workflow and Enterprise Content Management is pleased to announce that three new government customers have selected OnBase, the world-class ECM software from Hyland Software. As the number one OnBase Government Reseller in North America since 2006, Information Access Systems will leverage its deep domain expertise in consulting, implementation, training, and support services to deliver an efficient, secure, and automated information management solution.

"New and existing customers continue to turn to IAS as their strategic long-term Enterprise Content Management and Workflow solution provider," said David Godiksen, President of Information Access Systems. "Our commitment in providing a feature rich ECM platform with OnBase, competitive assessment and migration capabilities, continues to offer strong value to our clients in this economy."

The three new Information Access Systems Public Sector customers include:
Southern California Association of Governments (Los Angeles, CA) - SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 189 cities and more than 19 million residents. OnBase will replace an existing Docs Open implementation and be utilized to automate the Agenda process with Workflow, provide transparency with Public Constituency Web Access, and ensure consistent document retention policies for records management. Commonwealth of Kentucky (Frankfort, KY) - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations on behalf of the commissioner of Social Security for the citizens of Kentucky. OnBase will be deployed to manage personnel records, disability documents, contracts, congressional inquiries, and financial records and enable multiple staff members to simultaneously view and process work on a case. Orange County Sheriff's Office (Orlando, FL) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the southeastern United States with over 2,400 sworn and civilian employees and responsible for the safety of over one million residents and 45 million visitors each year. OnBase will replace a legacy Global 360 imaging solution, integrate with Lawson's ERP software platform, and be deployed enterprise-wide including remote users in the state attorney and probation office.

About Information Access Systems, Inc.

Information Access Systems, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions. Information Access Systems has a reputation for excellence in providing technology solutions that let customers capture, store, manage and distribute documents across the enterprise. Information Access Systems provides companies with a complete document management and workflow solution backed by the highest quality technology vendors and is committed to providing quality customer service. In 2010, Information Access Systems was recognized by Hyland Software as an OnBase Platinum and Diamond Support Partner. For more information about Information Access Systems, please visit www. iasinc. net.


ASPCA Appoints Animal Fighting Specialist Terry Mills to Combat Blood Sports in U. S

ASPCA Appoints Animal Fighting Specialist Terry Mills to Combat Blood Sports in U. S.

New Research Supports Need to Tackle Cruel, Illegal Practice of Animal Fighting

New York, NY (Vocus) December 13, 2010

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announces the appointment of Terry Mills as Animal Fighting Specialist to provide training to law enforcement officials and investigate blood sports, such as dog fighting and cockfighting, across the country. Mills will collaborate with law enforcement and other agencies to spearhead investigations involving blood sports as part of the ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response team.

According to a recent blood sports poll conducted by the ASPCA, one in every 10 Americans suspects that someone they know is involved in organized animal fighting, a notable statistic considering that animal fighting is an underground, illegal activity. Additionally, the survey reveals that more than half—51 percent—of respondents are aware of the connection between organized animal fighting and other serious crimes, and 81 percent of the general population say that more resources are necessary to stop animal fighting, particularly training for law enforcement.

“As the public learns more about this issue, the ASPCA is being called to respond to more blood sports investigations than ever before,” said Tim Rickey, senior director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “Terry’s background will be a vital resource in training law enforcement to combat this cruel form of animal abuse.”

Mills is widely known in the animal welfare community for his work with the Missouri State Highway Patrol on the federal dog fighting raid in 2009, which covered eight states and resulted in 26 arrests and the seizure of more than 400 dogs. Prior to the raid, he spent 18 months as an undercover officer, gaining access to the underground world of organized dog fighting and collecting extensive evidence. His efforts ultimately helped eliminate one of the largest dog fighting operations in U. S. history and resulted in federal indictments in six districts and state charges in nearly a dozen counties in Missouri. Mills received the ASPCA’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award in October 2009.

Prior to joining the ASPCA, Mills spent more than 30 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, where he investigated major crimes and participated in undercover operations involving narcotics, terrorism, and gang-related activities. His background in undercover work helped him infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang and various drug organizations throughout the United States.

“Often times, drugs, weapons, and other illegal activities are linked to organized animal fighting,” added Rickey. “Although animal fighting is illegal, people continue to participate in this brutal sport. The ASPCA created the blood sports unit not just to rescue animal victims, but also to help prevent other serious crimes. Terry’s background will undoubtedly help the ASPCA protect both animals and people.”

The ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response team responds to large-scale animal cruelty operations and natural disasters and in 2010 investigated nearly 120 cases including dog fighting incidents and one of Florida’s largest cockfighting seizures of 650 fighting roosters.

For more information on the ASPCA’s Blood Sports Poll please contact Emily Schneider at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4575 or EmilyS(at)aspca(dot)org. For information on the ASPCA Field Investigation and Response team, please visit http://www. aspca. org/fight-animal-cruelty/aspca-in-action/blood-sports. html.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit http://www. aspca. org.

To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www. facebook. com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www. twitter. com/aspca.


Pantene® Relaxed and Natural, a Premier Hair Care Brand for African-American Women and Glynn Jackson Productions, Proudly Present the Launch of HairTopia Tour 2006

Pantene® Relaxed and Natural, a Premier Hair Care Brand for African-American Women and Glynn Jackson Productions, Proudly Present the Launch of HairTopia Tour 2006

Pantene® Relaxed and Natural, a premier hair care brand for African-American women and Glynn Jackson Productions, in conjunction Janet Collections, Platinum Premium Human Hair, proudly present the launch of HairTopia Tour 2006: A Great Place for Hair, by Glynn Jackson Productions.

Suitland, MD (PRWEB) January 27, 2006

Pantene® Relaxed and Natural, a premier hair care brand for African-American women and Glynn Jackson Productions, in conjunction Janet Collections, Platinum Premium Human Hair, proudly present the launch of HairTopia Tour 2006: A Great Place for Hair, by Glynn Jackson Productions. Ladies and Gentleman, start your engines!!!!!!!!!!! On your mark: That’s right, mark your calendars for Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, 29, 2006, The Hyatt at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Get Ready: professional hairstylists and barbers; vocational stylists and barbers, salon owners and entrepreneurs. Get Set: All divas, fashionistas, hair divine, debonair gents, handsome hunks, and fashion and beauty entrepreneurs. And Go: To experience the launch of Pantene Relaxed and Natural, the premier hair care brand for African-American women, Presenting HairTopia 2006: A Great Place for Hair by Glynn Jackson Productions (see the hit documentary of his show, Tangles and Locks on TV One, cable and Comcast), in Conjunction with Janet Collections Platinum Premium Human Hair. Saturday, January 28 You are cordially invited to attend our Gold Party and Trend Release: Doors Open 8:30; Festivities at 9:00 prompt; Network with the Who’s Who in the industries. Celebrate honoring the Masters and Icons of Hair and Beauty 2006: Honorees: Nyeemah Johnson of Celebrity Hair; Ericka Williams, Hands on by Ericka; Leon Hutchinson of Platinum Shears; J-Fresh and Jigga of Scooby Doo Master Barbers; Max-a-million, Joyce Williams, Kyle Bullock, and Carlos Paine of Solid Gold Magazine. Sunday, January 29: Over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Philly, you know how to do it so let’s get it on! Join us as we provide a forum of Image Makers who specialize in extraordinary techniques and styling. Historical Exhibit on Hair 1:00: The Spoken Word: Excerpts from the Book Queens. Your hair is your crown and glory. These noted authors have captured, in word and photographs, the depths of ethnic beauty and the height of hair magnificent. Your hair is your first “fashion statement” and says more about you than you know. There’s much to learn, past, present and future. 1:30: Pantene Relaxed and Natural: Making Your Hair: Thrive, Alive and Growing; 2:00: Celebrity Hairstylist, Ericka Williams, Unbeweavable!!! The Queen of Fantasy Hair provides Quick-Weave Training; 2:30: E-Z Weft Training: Get the Scoop on a New Technique, Greg Bazemore, Master Stylist;; 3:00: Face it! A New You, Shining Through: Celebrity Makeup Artists: Dannessa Myrricks and Anthony Jones; 3:30: Bridal Fantasies do come true. Signature Bridal Trend Release, Featuring Glamorous Gowns by Glynn: Two golden opportunities await you: First, See the best of upscale, couture gowns; Second, Seize the opportunity to win your fantasy wedding dress, complements of Glamorous Gowns by Glynn; 4:00: The Pantene Relaxed and Natural Great American Comb-out; 4:15: The Janet Human Hair Collection “Total Look Competition”; 5:00: Announcement of winners; 5:30: Exhibit Closes. 6:00: Doors Open. 7:00: Presenting HairTopia The Tour 2006. Tickets: $50.00. Prizes include: $4,000 for the Stage Competition Presented by Queens/Pantene Relaxed and Natural; $1,000 for Best Barber Presented by Queens/Pantene Relaxed and Natural; $1,000: Pantene Relaxed and Natural American Comb Out: $1,000: Total Look Competition (Vocational). The Janet Human Hair Collection; $1,000: 1st Place, National Model Search, The Janet Collection, Platinum Premium; $700: 2nd Place, National Model Search, The Janet Collection, Platinum Premium Human Hair; $ 500, 3rd Place, National Model Search, The Janet Human Collection, Platinum Premium Human Hair; $2,500, Designer Bridal Gown Winner, Complements of Glamorous Weddings by Glynn. Professional hairstylists and barbers; vocational stylists and barbers, salon owners and entrepreneurs this is your golden opportunity to be part of hair history in the making. All events will take place at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, 201

South Columbus Road. Image Makers take their work seriously and they craft works of art that are phenomenal and resplendent concoctions of creativity. Like any good habit, once you’ve experienced a Glynn Jackson Production, you’re hooked. You get carried away to a place that is dazzling, brilliant and stunning. You enjoy being there and don’t realize that you were glued to your seat – until it’s over. Like a hungry Bear, you salivate for more. Mr. Jackson makes sure that you are fed and fed well. He orchestrates a cornucopia of talent, skill and creativity. Upon close observation, you soon discern that Mr. Jackson puts his heart and soul into each event. His knack for building “you can do this” confidence in others and motivating stylists to become more proactive entrepreneurs, he trains professional to care for themselves, their work and their business success. “You are your best investment,” he advises. You become whatever you dare to dream. Mr. Jackson becomes the mirror that reflects the ability of a minority and/or small business to receive notoriety and acclaim. The quality of each presentation is a reflection of Mr. Jackson’s high standards for excellence, professionalism and raising the bar for creativity and entertainment. Actually he marries them all and the synergy works! Mr. Jackson’s formula manifests a brilliant production and entertainment delight. His ability to motivate and encourage stylists to take risks is the key that correspondingly opens the door to self-actualization. That is, the Image Makers realize their own importance; begin to view themselves as stakeholders for their own success and worthiness of their vital role as artists. On a matter of grave importance to us all, we have made an ongoing commitment to support breast cancer awareness and proactivity via our “must see” agenda. In conjunction with Janet Collection Platinum Premium Human Hair and Glynn Jackson Productions, Our La Pink, The Event component, spotlights breast cancer survivors. Survivors – those strong, positive, spiritual, persistent, diligent and sacred people whose tenacity and positive mental attitude serve to inspire and motivate us to be proactive. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we will pay homage with a tribute and salute to breast cancer survivors who have blazoned a trail to health and wellness proactivity. The La Pink Event, originated and orchestrated by Glynn Jackson Productions, represents a special presentation to phenomenal women who have exemplified success as community role models in the battle against Breast Cancer. What’s next? This is it!!!!! Title Sponsor, Pantene® Relaxed and Natural proudly presents Hairtopia, The Tour, 2006: A Perfect Place for Hair by Glynn Jackson Productions in Conjunction with The Janet Collection Platinum Premium Human Hair coming to your city! January, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 27th & 28th ; March, Altanta Georgia March 4th, Los Angeles California March 19th & 20th; April, Chicago, Illinois April 30th ; April, Columbia, South Carolina April 23rd ; May, Detroit, Michigan Date TBA. We are pleased to announce that the Golden Scissors Awards Program continues to enjoy the success of its television debut on TV One. Check your local cable listing. The only thing between beauty, hair and fashion is passion! See you at the top!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Local Chiropractic Marketing Expert Helps Doctors Flood Their Practices with New Patients

Local Chiropractic Marketing Expert Helps Doctors Flood Their Practices with New Patients

Through local chiropractic marketing on the internet, consultant Dr. Matthew Loop has been helping doctors get an extra 10-20 new patients per month for their chiropractic practices without spending money on advertising. He proudly and passionately serves this industry through his innovative website DCincome. com

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2010

Internet marketing consultant and mentor, Dr. Matthew Loop, is providing much needed local marketing services to an underserved constituency -- chiropractors. Loop, who is a chiropractor, knows first-hand the challenges that these healthcare professionals face. For Loop, the key to success for any skilled chiropractor is the ability to engage the internet in local chiropractic marketing. It's been his experience that this is an avenue that many chiropractors overlook or have little experience in, yet the web can bring doctors a flood of new patients if harnessed correctly.

"The thing is," said Loop from his office in Atlanta, "Chiropractors, like any healthcare professional, are dealing with paperwork, bureaucracy and bookkeeping issues while serving the public. The profession is time-consuming and leaves little time for doctors to increase the number of patients who come to them. That's why I created DCincome. com. Through this website I offer an informative blog and various products / services that allow individuals to utilize local chiropractic marketing (http://DCincome. com) strategies that have been proven to work across the internet."

As an internet marketing consultant and veteran, Loop works with clients teaching them how to use some of the most powerful advertising mediums society has ever known. His services focus on Web 2.0, social networking and the use of various forms of social media and methods designed to create mass online exposure, local market domination, and celebrity status. The end result being more new patients for doctors and substantial increases in income.

When asked about Web 2.0 and its importance, Loop replied, "Web 2.0 is the 'new' internet. For the first decade, the internet was known as a place where you could quickly find information and where people could sell things. And, although the web is still used in that manner, Web 2.0 focuses on the internet as a social networking platform, where people create connections, share information and resources." He noted, "A large part of marketing on the net, including local chiropractic marketing (http://www. DCincome. com), has nothing to do with the sales pitch and everything to do with becoming a trusted resource for information and for developing a community of people with the same interests."

Although the Internet is world-wide, it may be utilized effectively through search engines like Google and Yahoo and sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to create an effective, dynamic presence for local businesses. It has surpassed all other forms of information distribution to become the primary source for those seeking any type of information. This single source is what Loop teaches chiropractors to utilize to its fullest.

For more information on DCincome. com and how local chiropractic marketing will benefit your practice go to http://DCincome. com/blog (http://DCincome. com/blog). Along with the blog, you'll find information on Web 2.0, social media and video marketing as well as information regarding Dr. Loop and his consulting services.


How do I obtain a press pass for the Economic Crime Summit?

How do I obtain a press pass for the Economic Crime Summit?

Instructions on how to obtain a press pass for the conference and information about the conference

(PRWEB) April 19, 2003

The 2003 Economic Crime Summit will offer ample opportunity to gain a more global perspective on crime through its many networking possibilities. More than 50 speakers from national and international corporations, law enforcement, and other enforcement professionals from federal, state, and local agencies, will travel to Washington, D. C., for this event. The conference will provide its attendees with an exhibit hall dedicated to fraud prevention products and services and will include topics and research on identity theft, money laundering, health care fraud, insurance crime, and e-fraud. Find conference program information on-line at http://www. summit. nw3c. org/Programs_Home. htm (http://www. summit. nw3c. org/Programs_Home. htm)

Press passes are given to those contributing writers, freelancers, and analysts who have the required credentials and who will be writing about the Economic Crime Summit event.

Those requesting press pass credentials must make a formal request on business letterhead defining who and what the credentials will be used for. If you are a contributing writer, freelancer, or analyst, please submit your credentials by FAX or e-mail to Ronda Ellcessor at (804) 323-3566 or ronda@nw3c. org. All other requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Standard policy is that only two (2) press passes are distributed to each media outlet unless special arrangements are made with NW3CÂ’s Communications Manager.

We request that all post-event coverage and verification be arranged with NW3CÂ’s Communications staff.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Friends Animal Society Celebrates National Feral Cat Day, Oct. 16, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society Celebrates National Feral Cat Day, Oct. 16, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society encourages people to use National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16 as an opportunity to learn how they can be part of the solution to make life better for homeless cats.

(Vocus) October 12, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society encourages people to use National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16 as an opportunity to learn how they can be part of the solution to make life better for homeless cats.

Started in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, National Feral Cat Day has become "an effective way to highlight the issue of overpopulation of feral and stray cats, and the humane approaches to helping them," said Shelly Kotter, Focus on Felines campaign specialist for Best Friends Animal Society.

Kotter explained that Best Friends Animal Society believes that the needs of free-roaming cats and the issues surrounding them -- which exist in every community -- are best encapsulated in the term "community cats."

"There is no one description that fits all free-roaming cats," Kotter added. "These homeless cats are the result of a failure in the community -- unneutered housecats that wandered away from home, cats abandoned when the family moved, or cats that have never been socialized to people in the first place. None of these cats would be on the streets if people had spayed or neutered their pets and kept their cats safe."

Kotter outlined some simple steps to help homeless cats:
"You can get involved as much, or as little as your schedule and budget permit. Don't underestimate what seems like a small contribution to the cause: many people doing little things add up to major accomplishments," she said.
If you feed stray cats, spay and neuter them so that the breeding cycle is stopped. Keep your own cats from becoming statistics. Have them live in the home. Get them spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you want your cat to have outside experiences, please consider screening-in a porch or patio, building a cattery, investing in special cat fencing, and/or teaching your cat to walk on a harness. Support your local community trap/neuter/return (TNR) groups. Donate -- even small amounts add up. Volunteer a couple of hours a month. Become a caregiver for a local cat colony. Foster adoptable kittens or lost housecats rescued during TNR operations.

"Best Friends believes the solutions for these cats rest with the community as well. Through a variety of strategies, people have the power to help the cats lead a humane life as well as reducing the number of cats who are eking out an existence on the streets," Kotter said.

"We like to think that every day is 'community cat day.' We are working with communities across the country on innovative and proactive programs to help lessen the numbers of feral and stray cats euthanized in shelters.

"Through our work, several rural Iowa communities have embraced TNR programs, fostering and re-homing kittens and tame cats rescued from colonies. If the cats are in a place where they are at risk, the people in these towns follow strict relocation protocols to provide the cats a new home," Kotter said.

Other successful components of Best Friends Focus on Felines program includes:

Four Directions Community Cat Program (southern Utah)

This unique program works with more than 38 urban and rural communities in southern Utah. Best Friends' clinic as well as five veterinary clinics around southern Utah participate in this low cost spay/neuter program. The program has six new relocation colonies that re-home feral cats that otherwise would have been euthanized.

FixNation (Los Angeles)
Best Friends works in Los Angeles with FixNation, a nonprofit clinic that cares mainly for feral and stray cats but also operates as a low cost spay/neuter clinic. The first of its kind in the United States, the ground-breaking clinic leads the way as a model for community cat clinics around the country. The clinic works with local groups and individuals to battle cat overpopulation, providing free spay/neuter services for feral and stray cats, as well as shots and health checks. In addition, FixNation and Best Friends work together to lower the shelter euthanasia rates in East Valley, an impoverished area of Los Angeles. The program targets East Valley residents, offering TNR as an alternative to trap and kill. In the first year of the program, estimates are that East Valley shelter cat intake statistics will be reduced by five percent.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets (Jacksonville, Florida)

The killing of community cats has ended in Jacksonville.

The Feral Freedom Program is a collaboration between the city of Jacksonville, First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP), the Jacksonville Humane Society and Best Friends Animal Society. Cats who arrive at the shelter in traps are turned over to FCNMHP to be spayed/neutered, then returned to their original trap location. Other communities are adopting this program as a way to save lives and taxpayer dollars.

No More Homeless Pets (northern Utah)
NMHP Utah and Best Friends work together with local governments to improve the shelter systems in northern Utah using tax dollars to combat the over population of community cats.

About Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit, membership organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrates its 25th anniversary.


Flu Shot or Not? Author/Physician Reveals 5 Essential Ways to Protect Yourself

Flu Shot or Not? Author/Physician Reveals 5 Essential Ways to Protect Yourself

Author documents "The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself if You Can’t Get a Flu Shot” during a guest appearance on a www. MyTrainer. com telephone seminar

Maplewood, NJ (PRWEB) January 20, 2005

While the American government has increased supplies of flu vaccine doses, millions of Americans are looking at alternatives if they can’t get a flu shot (http://www. MyTrainer. com/flu). According to Joel Fuhrman, M. D., there are certain steps people can take to – if not “flu-proof” themselves entirely – significantly reduce their chances of experiencing any flu symptom (http://www. MyTrainer. com/flu).

“Most people think that getting the flu is a direct and inevitable result of coming into contact with the flu virus or someone with a flu symptom (http://www. MyTrainer. com/flu),” Fuhrman notes. “But if that were true, then everyone who breathed in a flu germ would get sick. That’s obviously not the case. There are other factors that determine whether an individual who ingests the flu virus will develop a flu symptom and become sick. Most of these are in our direct control – and they’re actually more effective than a flu shot.”

Dr. Fuhrman, author of several books, including "Eat to Live, Fasting and Eating for Health" and the soon-to-be-released "Disease-Proof Your Children" is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

Dr. Fuhrman shared his findings on “The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Flu Even if You Can’t Get a Flu Shot” during a special guest appearance on a www. MyTrainer. com telephone seminar.

John Allen Mollenhauer (http://www. my-trainer. com/johnallen/), founder of www. MyTrainer. com, interviewed Dr. Fuhrman on five specific nutritional strategies that are more effective than a flu shot and help a personÂ’s immune system resist the flu virus.

John Allen added, “It’s important that with all the media hype about this topic, to highlight the insights of Dr. Fuhrman, a true giant in the field of evidence-based, preventive medicine. I encourage as many people as possible to get this advice before the flu season hits. We recorded this session and posted it on our public website for anyone to hear or download. We also posted the transcript for easy reference.”

To listen to the flu shot interview (http://www. MyTrainer. com/flutalk) or read the transcript free, go to www. MyTrainer. com/flu (http://www. MyTrainer. com/flu) John Allen Mollenhauer can be reached at (973) 763-9902. Joel Fuhrman, M. D. can be reached at (908) 237-2195, or at www. drfuhrman. com.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Caffeinated Kids

Caffeinated Kids

What will the future look like for this "buzzed" generation?

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 24, 2007

The caffeine consumption of America's teenagers has risen steadily in recent years, spurred by a variety of social, cultural, and market drivers. Both their rising caffeine consumption and their choice of the coffee shop as a favorite hangout will likely shape the lives of today's teens as they mature as social beings and as consumers.

That is the forecast of "Caffeinated Kids: A Buzzed Generation," a recent report by the futurist consulting firm Social Technologies.

"A 2007 study found a 12% increase in both coffee and iced-tea servings at commercial food service outlets since 2001--with double-digit increases among consumers under age 18," explains Social Technologies analyst Kevin Osborn, author of the report. "This growth in caffeine consumption--and the rise of coffee drinking as an adolescent social activity--may lead to a number of different outcomes. Some are relatively benign, of course, but others may be cause for concern."

Potential outcomes
Osborn suggests that many of the teens who grow up drinking coffee will likely be coffee drinkers for life. "Indeed, the number of young adults who continue to drink coffee daily is already on the rise," he shares, noting that according to the National Coffee Association, the number of 18- to 24-year olds who say they drink coffee nearly doubled between 2003 (16%) and 2006 (31%).
Many teens will also likely remain loyal to Starbucks or other brands of coffee they now drink well into adulthood.

However, Osborn points out that caffeine can lead to a variety of health problems.

"The stimulating effects of caffeine--which include a boost in both heart rate and blood pressure--can be more drastic for young bodies due to their smaller size," Osborn says, referencing a 2006 research study in Chicago that reported an increase in caffeine-abuse cases over the previous three years. According to the study, 12% of the cases required hospital treatment. The average age of the patients was 21.

"The introduction of elevated amounts of caffeine at young ages, and continued into adulthood, may result in future cardiovascular problems for the Millennial generation," he notes. "Since too much caffeine can interfere with calcium absorption, doctors and nutritionists also worry about the bone health of our youths. And since teens have developed the habit of guzzling sweetened, calorie-laden coffee drinks, there is concern that this will only add to the growing problem of obesity among both children and adults."

Business implications
Although a backlash against caffeinating kids is already underway, bans on coffee and energy-drink sales to teens seems unlikely in the US, Osborn forecasts.

However, "to counter any potential backlash, regulators might begin monitoring caffeine content, and beverage manufacturers and confectioners could consider voluntarily disclosing their caffeine content on product labels as a way to forestall regulation," Osborn suggests.
"Some industries may benefit from the trend. The pharmaceutical industry, for one, may see growth in the market for blood pressure medication as coffee-quaffing teens move into adulthood."

The social patterns established by today's teens will also likely persist into their adulthood.
"The teens and tweens currently hanging out at Starbucks and other coffee bars," Osborn suggests, "will continue to look for comfortable, hassle-free, time-fluid hangouts well into their adulthood."

Learn more
To set up an interview with Kevin Osborn to discuss additional business implications, outcomes, and drivers, send an email to Hope Gibbs (hope. gibbs@socialtechnologies. com).

About Kevin Osborn
An award-winning author and editor, Kevin Osborn is one of Social Technologies' senior writer/analysts. He has contributed briefs on a wide range of business and lifestyle topics to the firm's multiclient projects, as well as performing custom writing and analysis work for corporate clients. Before joining S)T in 2005, Osborn authored, co-authored, or ghostwrote more than 40 books as an independent author for top US publishers, including: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bringing Up Baby (Macmillan, 1997; 2006), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology (Macmillan, 1998; 2004), and The Encyclopedia of American Sports Heroes (Scholastic, 1996).

About Social Technologies
Social Technologies is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the integration of foresight, strategy, and innovation. With offices in Washington, DC, London, and Shanghai, Social Technologies serves the world's leading companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. A holistic, long-term perspective combined with actionable business solutions helps clients mitigate risk, make the most of opportunities, and enrich decision-making. For more information visit www. socialtechnologies. com, the blog http://changewaves. socialtechnologies. com (http://changewaves. socialtechnologies. com), and our newsletter, www. socialtechnologies. com/changewaves (http://www. socialtechnologies. com/changewaves).


Monday, August 22, 2011

Deepa Maran Promoted to Senior Manager at Digital Brand Expressions

Deepa Maran Promoted to Senior Manager at Digital Brand Expressions

Digital Brand Expressions L. L.C. (DBE) announced today that Deepa Maran has been promoted to Senior Manager, Search Engine Marketing Programs.

Kingston, NJ (PRWEB) February 3, 2006

Digital Brand Expressions L. L.C. (DBE) announced today that Deepa Maran has been promoted to Senior Manager, Search Engine Marketing Programs. In this newly created position, Deepa is responsible for directing the activities of the firm’s search engine marketing specialists and ensuring that all DBE clients are achieving optimal results through DBE’s search engine optimization, paid search, and search engine image protection programs.

Prior to joining DBE in February of last year, Deepa was already a certified SEO expert with more than 3 years of focused experience in optimizing consumer and B2B sites. Before joining DBE, she most recently worked as an SEO specialist for Venture Direct Worldwide, a direct response marketing company based in NYC.

A graduate of Bharathiyar University, India with a B. S. in computer science and engineering, Deepa brings a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of SEM -- and balancing technical considerations with brand characteristics -- to her work.

In addition to her expertise in SEO, Deepa is certified in search engine advertising management with both of the world’s leading SEA networks: Google AdWords and Yahoo.

“In the short time Deepa has been with DBE, she has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to the team,” said Veronica Fielding, DBE president and CEO, “Her wealth of knowledge and her ability to create customized solutions that drive results for every different type of client, from major consumer brands to web savvy B2B marketers, has enabled us to accelerate our growth and bring in new managers reporting to Deepa who will benefit from her expertise and mentoring. I’m really pleased to be recognizing Deepa’s contributions with this promotion.”

DBE specializes in advanced search engine marketing programs, including search engine optimization, search engine advertising (pay-per-click marketing), and Search Engine Image ProtectionSM programs. The SEO and SEA programs are designed to drive quality traffic to websites and visitor optimization programs that help convert those browsers into buyers. The search engine image protection programs help clients ensure that their natural and SEA listings on the search engines are on-message and working with the rest of the marketing mix.

DBE’s clients are a mix of Fortune 1000 and middle market B2C, B2B, and consumer healthcare businesses that rely on quantifiable, high-end search engine strategies that increase sales.

For more information on DBE, visit www. digitalbrandexpressions. com

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Bluegreen Resort Recognized for Environmental Commitment

Bluegreen Resort Recognized for Environmental Commitment

Bluegreen Corporation’s Hershey, Pennsylvania, resort, The Suites at Hershey, will receive the Renewable Energy Fast Tract Award during the GreenSummitXpo in April.

Boca Raton, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced its Hershey, Pennsylvania, resort, The Suites at Hershey, will be honored with a Renewable Energy Fast Tract Award at the 2010 GreenSummitXpo Global Renewable Energy Expo Networking Summit (GREENS). The GreenSummitXpo, an event which recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated ingenuity, creativity and perseverance in pursuit of green goals, will be held April 27 through 29, 2011. The Renewable Energy Fast Tract Award is presented to companies who aspire to reach and maintain renewable energy goals.

“The 2010 GreenSummitXpo will open exciting opportunities for renewable energy consumers, buyers and suppliers,” stated Elton R. Brewington, Publisher and Managing Editor of Brightside Global Trade Journal (BMSI), the quarterly periodical dedicated to global issues such as renewable energy, healthcare, food and hospitality, consumer goods, information technology and entertainment, and the host of the Global Renewable Energy Expo Networking Summit. “The summit will inspire the creation of next generation jobs that will promote healthier business environments and deploy the right technology engines globally.”

The Suites at Hershey will join a myriad of Bluegreen resorts that have received local environmental awards, such as The Hammocks at Marathon, in Marathon, FL, and Mountainloft in Gatlinburg, TN.

“Bluegreen takes great pride in its environmental commitment and we are proud to be presented with the Renewable Energy Fast Tract Award at the GreenSummitXpo,” says John Maloney, President and CEO of Bluegreen Corporation. “Bluegreen is dedicated to preserving and protecting our environment and promotes environmental conservation through our land development and various ‘green’ operating practices in our resorts.”

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U. S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders.

For more information, visit http://www. bluegreencorp. com or our travel portal http://www. colorfulplaces. com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Unicare Health & Life Insurance company and the Policy Store have devised a way for FAMILY members to have flexibility in choosing health insurance coverage that is compatible with each family member called Family Flex Plans

Unicare Health & Life Insurance company and the Policy Store have devised a way for FAMILY members to have flexibility in choosing health insurance coverage that is compatible with each family member called Family Flex Plans.

With FAMILY FLEX plans you can customize your family coverage and get the protection you need at a price you can afford. You get to pick and choose the plans you need. You can select a higher deductible, lower premium plan for the member of your family who may need only basic health care insurance coverage. At the same time you may want a plan with a lower deductible and higher premium for a family member with more health care needs. You can get health insurance for yourself and kids or you can get Dental insurance for the kids, and life insurance for the you or the kids.

(PRWEB) September 30, 2004

Most of Unicare Insurance plans offer the flexibility of choosing your own Doctor, but you can save money by using the independently contracted doctors and medical facilities that are part of UNICARE'S network. When you use one of these contracted network doctors that have agreed to accept lower 'negotiated' rates for services, you pay a lower percentage of the provider's rate. Also, the in-network providers who accept our 'negotiated' rates would make more customer savings by paying a lower percentage of the lower 'negotiated' rate. Before you choose your Doctor check the provider finder on the Unicare web site at www. unicare. com. The final financial safety net applies to the $5,000,000 per member per lifetime maximum in benefits. There are many different options for your family and you can get the break downs from the Policy Store by calling toll-free 866-526-9669, or send an e-mail: terry@policystore. com

Other Sites of interest by Agent Jeff Cline of the Policy Store:

Www. PolicyStore. com

Www. thePolicyStore. com

Www. Unicare. biz

Www. Unicare-health-insurance. com

Www. UnicareAgents. com

Other Press Releases of interest from Unicare Premier agent Jeff Cline of the Policy Store:

Http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/9/prweb162086.htm (http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/9/prweb162086.htm)
Http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/9/prweb162070.htm (http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/9/prweb162070.htm)
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Minnesota Massage Pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre Announces New Family Caregiver Programs to Relieve Caregiver Burden

Minnesota Massage Pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre Announces New Family Caregiver Programs to Relieve Caregiver Burden

Minnesota-based massage pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre has launched Sister Rosalind's Family Caregiver Programs to relieve "caregiver burden" for family caregivers of the chronically ill. These programs will include weekend retreats featuring massage, aromatherapy, education and support. Over 50 million people now provide care for a family member or friend during any given year, and that number is expected to grow. The stress from caregiving has resulted in higher rates of depression, divorce and death among caregivers.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 23, 2007

Minnesota-based massage pioneer Sister Rosalind Gefre has announced the launching of her new programs to relieve "caregiver burden" for family caregivers.

Sister Rosalind's Family Caregiver Programs will feature massage, aromatherapy, relaxation and education during weekend retreats in a peaceful natural setting. Guest speakers will give presentations about caregiving issues and advice about self-care. There will also be the opportunity for spiritual fellowship and group discussion.

Caregivers may choose from two separate retreats to be held in Fall 2007, from Friday through Sunday, either October 12-14 or November 30 - December 2. Both retreats, which are open to the public, will take place at the Riverwood Conference Center in Monticello, Minnesota, located 35 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Other retreats are also planned for the future.

Since 1983, Sister Rosalind has been serving the community with therapeutic massage through her "Massage Ministry". In the same spirit of serving the community, she is now turning her focus to the increasing number of family caregivers who are undergoing extraordinary stress from the competing demands of work, family and caregiving. This stress has resulted in emotional, physical and financial hardships and higher rates of depression, divorce and death among caregivers.

According to the Center for Disease Control estimates, 90 million Americans live with chronic illness. The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion states that at least 25 million people have chronic, disabling conditions. The National Family Caregivers Association reports that more than 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. And John Hopkins University research predicts by the year 2030, nearly 150 million Americans will have some type of chronic illness.

For over two decades Sister Rosalind and her massage students and therapists have generously donated tens of thousands of hours of free massage therapy to the community. Sister Rosalind has built a large massage ministry through her Sister Rosalind's Schools and Clinics of Massage - (www. sisterrosalind. org) - with five professional schools and seven wellness centers and clinics in Minnesota and North Dakota. To date, more than 10,000 people have attended schools bearing her name. Her biography, "Hands That Touch, Hands That Heal", (available at Amazon. com) documents her remarkable contribution to the popularization of massage in the past 20 years, in spite of formidable obstacles.

Sister Rosalind says:
"It has been my dream for many years to create programs where people can experience the healing of the body and mind in a beautiful and peaceful natural setting. Sister Rosalind Caregiver Programs are dedicated to supporting caregivers of those with chronic illness in a place where people can enjoy the healing power of nature and seek regeneration of body and soul."

For more information, including the cost of attending the retreats, visit the Web site at www. caregiverprograms. org. Inquiries are welcome about possible scholarship funds to attend the retreats, as well as possible reimbursement for respite care through cooperating nonprofits such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Minnesota. To volunteer and/ or to make a tax-deductible contribution to help support a family caregiver to attend a retreat, contact Peter Fahnlander at Sister Rosalind Schools and Clinics of Massage at 651-554-3013.

Joan Holman
Joan(at)holman. com


Monday, August 15, 2011

Active Power Selected by Nestlé Waters Algeria

Active Power Selected by Nestlé Waters Algeria

Green UPS system to provide critical backup power to mineral water production facility.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 11, 2007

Active Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW), inventor and manufacturer of the most energy-efficient critical power systems in the world, recently shipped one of its integrated flywheel-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems against an order received from Nestle Waters Algeria. Located in the city of Blida, Algeria, Nestlé Waters Algeria is one of the main producers of mineral water in the region. The facility ordered Active Power's CleanSource® UPS 250 kVA, two 1,000 kVA transformers, switchgear and GenStart™, which delivers redundant starting power for generators, significantly increasing system availability.

"Reliability coupled with new technologies played a crucial role in our selection of a UPS system," said the project manager of Nestlé Waters Algeria. "We were in search of a field proven backup power system that can operate seamlessly in environments with challenges presented by power grid fluctuations. The energy efficiency and reliability of Active Power's flywheel-based UPS system impressed us the most."

Active Power engineers will assist Nestlé Waters Algeria in designing the layout for proper placement of the CleanSource UPS and transformers. Installation of the entire system is scheduled to begin at the end of July.

"The fact a Texas-based UPS manufacturer competed against two leading European based UPS providers for the Nestlé Waters Algeria contract and won speaks volumes about Active Power's flywheel-based technology," said Jim Murphy, vice president of Sales, EMEA and APAC for Active Power. "Our field proven UPS systems provide inherent reliability to customers working in challenging physical environments. Active Power has deployed more than 1,600 flywheels in UPS system installations in more than 40 countries around the world."

Nestlé Waters is the world leader in bottled water with a presence in 130 countries. Nestlé Waters Algeria plays a significant role in Nestlé Water's development strategy for Africa and the Middle East. Bottled water consumption is particularly high in Algeria and North Africa with an annual consumption of more than 16 litres of bottled water per person at the end of 2004. There are approximately 32 million people in Algeria.

About Active Power
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) provides efficient, reliable and green critical power solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power's flywheel-based UPS systems protect critical operations in data centers, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies in more than 40 countries. Active Power also offers CoolAir, the only solution that provides both backup power and backup cooling. With expert power system engineers and worldwide services and support, Active Power ensures organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please visit www. activepower. com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power, the Active Power logo, and CleanSource are registered trademarks of, and CoolAir is a trademark of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Active Power Investor Contact:
John Penver
Chief Financial Officer
Jpenver @ activepower. com

Active Power Media Contact:
Lee Higgins
Public Relations Manager
Lhiggins @ activepower. com

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BodyBolster Presents Innovative 47 Exercises to Manage Aging

BodyBolster Presents Innovative 47 Exercises to Manage Aging

The BodyBolster™, an innovative tool for better health, presents 47 exercises to fight and prevent deteriorating posture as an inevitable part of aging.

Australia (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

The BodyBolster (http://syndacast. com/go/BodyBolster)™, an innovative tool for better health, presents 47 exercises to fight and prevent deteriorating posture as an inevitable part of aging.

Flavia Abbate, CEO of Bolster Trading begins, "It's a well accepted fact that as you age you need to pay more attention to your skin, your hair, your teeth and managing that little bit of extra weight. But equally as important is posture. Posture can add or subtract up to ten years to how you look."

"Add to that decreasing flexibility and limited range of motion, and not only do you look aged but you feel old."

Today we lead a sedentary lifestyle more than ever before so it is inevitable that our bodies will be strained from sitting for prolonged periods. This has serious implications - our muscles weaken, our ligaments shorten, our spine calcifies, our organs and systems (nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, etc) fail to work efficiently. So to counter the ill effects of our lifestyle we need to perform specific daily stretches that strengthen our structure.

The BodyBolster™ can help to prevent and manage poor posture (http://syndacast. com/go/BodyBolster), increase flexibility and improve range of motion so you feel strong, stay looking younger and perform everyday tasks (like carrying the groceries) without the strained back.

The unique texture (firm yet malleable) is designed to give gentle feedback to the nervous system to invite a sense of letting go - allowing movement rather than forcing it. The idea of heightened sensory awareness is based on mind-body principles of learning such as in Pilates, Yoga and Feldenkrais

The BodyBolster™ is self-inflating - with the turn of the valve, and deflates with a squeeze. Providing an all-in-one very affordable, versatile, portable, effective back support and exercise tool, the BodyBolster™ helps people with back pain to stretch, release muscle tension, stiffness, aches and pain - even in the sitting position.

The BodyBolster™ comes with a free user guide DVD demonstrating 47 exercises to increase range of movement, improve flexibility and build core strength. More information about the BodyBolster™ available at "www. bodybolster. com" (http://syndacast. com/go/BodyBolster)

About Bolster Trading Pty Ltd
Bolster Trading Pty Ltd offers a range of tools and educational resources to improve posture and physical function, to reduce injury and prevent musculo-skeletal disorders (http://syndacast. com/go/BodyBolster).

Our products are widely used around the world by:
Fitness centres / gyms and health clubs; The allied health and medical community - and their patients; Instructors of Pilates, Feldenkrais and Yoga - and their clients; Employers who need to manage occupational health in the workplace; The general public - who take an interest in maintaining good posture and physical mobility, or who have a need to manage muscle or joint discomfort.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gain Insight Information Into CIGNA Corporation – One of the Leading Health Insurance Companies

Gain Insight Information Into CIGNA Corporation – One of the Leading Health Insurance Companies

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31944) has announced the addition of CIGNA Corporation Business Intelligence Report to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) February 2, 2006

Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31944 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31944)) has announced the addition of CIGNA Corporation Business Intelligence Report to their offering.

CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries offer one of the broadest arrays of innovative, high-value products and services available in the industry. CIGNA provides health care and related benefits offered through the workplace. Key product lines include health care products and services (medical, pharmacy, behavioral health, clinical information management, dental and vision benefits, and case and disease management); and group disability, life and accident insurance. In addition, CIGNA also provides life, accident, health and expatriate employee benefits insurance coverage in selected international markets, primarily in Asia and Europe. CIGNA HealthCare, at June 30, 2005, provided medical benefits through managed care and indemnity health care plans to approximately 9 million people. CIGNA HealthCare provides dental coverage to approximately 10.5 million members, behavioral health coverage to approximately 14.3 million members, and pharmacy benefits to approximately 7.5 million members. CIGNA was awarded a contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2005 to serve as a national stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan provider.

This Business Intelligence Report provides the information and analysis you need on CIGNA to gain an understanding of what makes the company one of the leading health insurers in the country. The report provides the following sections: Industry Overview/Trends, Company Overview, Corporate Strategy, Internet Activities, Company Executives, Financial and Membership Information, detailed Lines of Business, and Sources.


Our BusIntell Report provides the information and analysis you need on CIGNA to gain an understanding of what makes the company one of the leading health insurers in the country. The BusIntell Report provides the following sections: Industry Overview/Trends, Company Overview, Corporate Strategy (including Strengths/Weaknesses), Internet Activities, Company Executives, Financial and Membership Information, detailed Lines of Business, and Sources.

For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31944 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31944)

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Press@researchandmarkets. com

Fax: +353 1 4100 980


Monday, August 8, 2011

Northern Virginia Breast Enhancement Patients Opt for Younger Look

Northern Virginia Breast Enhancement Patients Opt for Younger Look

More breast enhancement patients are seeking plastic surgery techniques in Virginia that promise a dramatically younger look. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Dr. Mitchel Krieger highlight the top options for "age-defying" breast enhancement.

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 23, 2009

Women have chosen breast augmentation in Virginia to enhance their breast volume for years, but for many women the focus is shifting away from "standard" procedures and toward more complex options that focus specifically on creating a more youthful look. Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Dr. Mitchel Krieger (www. virginiaplasticsurgery. com) explain the reasons so many women are choosing dual breast lift and breast augmentation procedures for a more comprehensive change.

"Lately, we've been hearing a lot more questions from patients who want to know why their breasts look 'old,' and what they can do to get a more slender, perky look that makes their body look younger," Dr. Krieger explains. "For some patients that means a 'younger' look means pairing a breast augmentation in Virginia with liposuction, tummy tuck, or breast lift, but in any case the demand for this kind of procedure is definitely growing."

While the "typical" lists of aging signs tend to focus more on facial features and skin quality, for many women considering plastic surgery in Virginia, sagging breasts take priority because they can so dramatically influence how feminine and attractive a woman looks and feels. Even women who are young and healthy can experience this problem due to genetics, pregnancy, significant weight loss, or simply due to gravity and time, and for younger patients especially breast procedures offer a chance to look and feel closer to their real age.

"Because of this focus on a younger shape, many more of our patients are having a breast lift to reverse some of the premature signs of aging early on," notes Dr. Goldberg. "Women are discovering that they can still take advantage of breast enhancement procedures even if their goal is only a smaller-scale adjustment."

A breast lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with another breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation, and typically involves removal of tissues either below or just above the areola to tighten the breasts and shift them upward.

"These procedures have to be customized very precisely to the needs of the patient - they are definitely not 'one size fits all' options," notes Dr. Krieger. "In the past, fewer surgeons performed breast lift with augmentation because of the extra level of skill these procedures required. At our practice, we offer a full range of options and strive to deliver results that are impressive - not only visually, but also in terms of how vibrant a patient feels. And in the end, it's that goal that matters the most."

Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Dr. Mitchel Krieger (www. virginiaplasticsurgery. com) are board-certified plastic surgeons serving cosmetic surgery patients in Fairfax County, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Dr. Andrew Goldberg received his medical doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and has been performing plastic surgery in Virginia since 1991. He specializes in aesthetic and complex reconstructive surgical procedures, including breast and body contouring. Dr. Mitchel Krieger earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, and completed his internship and general surgery residency in San Francisco. He specializes in aesthetic surgery and has co-authored a book on post-bariatric plastic surgery.


Dr. Mitchel Krieger
Goldberg & Krieger
Www. virginiaplasticsurgery. com


Athena Software Introduces Enhanced ASP Security with Data Fortress for Case Management and Counseling Software

Athena Software Introduces Enhanced ASP Security with Data Fortress for Case Management and Counseling Software

Athena Software (http://www. athenasoftware. net) web based integrated case management and counseling software introduces enhanced ASP security with Data Fortress. Social Service Agencies looking for case management and counseling software will appreciate the improved secure and robust hosted solution.

Guelph ON, (PRWEB) March 8, 2006

Athenasoftware. net web based integrated case management and counseling software introduces enhanced ASP security with Data Fortress. Social Service Agencies looking for case management and counseling software will appreciate the improved secure and robust hosted solution facility.

Dana Fox, Director of Business Development Athena Software is excited to make the announcement, "Athena's ASP Data Fortress features improved security perimeters and personnel access. Customer’s personnel face rigorous screening before being granted access. Escorted access continues protection inside the Data Fortress. The Data Fortress provides equipment protection and power feed redundancy. HVAC enhancements with fire suppression ensure delivery of critical service. Network feed is supported with redundant service. The Data Fortress is a state of the art facility and positions us for continued growth as a global leader in case management and counseling software."

About Athena Software

Athena software is one of the world's most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counseling, mental health centres and EAP providers. Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athena solutions combine decades of combined experience with the power of server based open source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

WWF: Oil Giant Plans New Platform Near Feeding Ground Of Critically Endangered Gray Whale

WWF: Oil Giant Plans New Platform Near Feeding Ground Of Critically Endangered Gray Whale

Platform’s construction could threaten future of sub-species

Washington, D. C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company – part owned by Shell – has announced plans to build a major oil platform near crucial feeding habitat of the Western North Pacific gray whale population in the Russian Far East.

Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat – off Sakhalin Island – is already besieged by multiple oil and gas exploration and development projects.

The construction and operation of an additional offshore platform could have numerous negative impacts on the whales, potentially disrupting feeding behaviors and increasing the chance of fatal ship strikes. Also, a third platform heightens the risk of an environmentally catastrophic oil spill in this sensitive habitat.

“Just around 30 female western gray whales of breeding age remain – the population is already on the brink of disappearing forever,” said Aleksey Knizhnikov, Oil & Gas Environmental Policy Officer for World Wildlife Fund-Russia (WWF-Russia). “The loss of even a few breeding females could mean the end for the population.”

Gray whales live on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. However IUCN classes the critically endangered Western population as separate from the Eastern population, as genetic studies indicate that the two populations probably do not mix.

The Western population of North Pacific gray whales depends on the waters off Sakhalin Island for their survival. During feeding season the whales must consume enough for the rest of the year, when they migrate great distances to their breeding grounds. Their primary feeding area, near the proposed platform, is doubly important as the shallow waters are one of the only places where mother whales can teach their calves to feed on the sea bed.

Sakhalin Energy already has two platforms in the area, and said previously that drilling technology advances eliminated the need for a third. The company acknowledges that having two rather than three platforms “significantly reduces the potential for environmental impact,” according to an official Sakhalin Energy document. Moreover, Sakhalin Energy studies from ten years ago show that the area being proposed for the third platform is unsuitable due to unstable clay at the seabed in the earthquake-prone area.

“We are astonished by the announcement from Sakhalin Energy that it intends to build a third platform,” said Wendy Elliott, Species Program Manager, WWF-International. “The company’s own detailed assessments concluded previously that two platforms would be preferable, both for environmental reasons and for the efficiency of the operation.”

The company plans to conduct a seismic survey in the summer of 2011 to determine where to begin platform construction. The surveys are used to detect oil deposits under the ocean bed and involve shooting loud pulses of noise into the ocean floor.

Three seismic surveys were conducted around whale feeding habitat last summer causing severe pressure on the animals. Noise from the surveys can be devastating for species such as gray whales that rely on sound to navigate, communicate and find their food.

“We still do not know how badly the whales were affected by major seismic activity last summer – and will not know until the whales return to their feeding grounds again this year and scientists can determine if any are malnourished. It is totally inappropriate for Sakhalin Energy to plan another seismic survey in 2011 before we have the opportunity to examine the health of the animals,” said Doug Norlen, Policy Director at Pacific Environment.

Assessments of the impact of Sakhalin Energy’s operations on Western gray whales are routinely made by a panel of independent experts – the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP). However the panel’s assessment and subsequent advice has been based on the operation of two, not three platforms. The proposal for a third platform calls into question whether all previous recommendations from WGWAP and regulatory approvals from the Russian government need to be re-evaluated.

“IFAW has been involved in and supported regular annual monitoring of the WGW at their feeding grounds at Sakhalin Island since 2000,” said Masha Vorontsova, Director of IFAW Russia. “We are deeply concerned by the plans of Sakhalin Energy to install the third platform in this area, which is a critical habitat for the survival of the Western gray whale. IFAW will continue its regular monitoring of the Western gray whale feeding grounds, and activities of the oil companies at the area through summer 2011 to ensure that there are no violations of the existing regulations, which would negatively impact the Western gray whale.”

Editor’s notes:
 An NGO statement outlining why the platform should not go ahead is available on http://www. panda. org  The Sakhalin Energy document stating that two rather than three platforms “significantly reduces the potential for environmental impact” is available online at http://www. sakhalinenergy. ru/en/documents/doc_32_pab. pdf

WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit http://www. worldwildlife. org to learn more.

Caroline Behringer
(443) 285-1928 – mobile

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