Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Fact or Fiction -- Terrorist Attack Our Nation Using Smallpox as a Weapon Against us?

Fact or Fiction -- Terrorist Attack Our Nation Using Smallpox as a Weapon Against us?

This fiction thriller Sledgehammer takes you inside the ER where one sees first hand what can happen when terrorists use smallpox against us. Action-packed drama that plays out well and leaves you wondering could it happen today?

Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 13, 2006

It very well could be real, but for now it’s the latest heart-pounding fiction book, Sledgehammer, about a terrorist who arrives in the ER with smallpox symptoms. An ER physician suspects it but has just six days to convince hospital executives and the U. S. Government before an epidemic breaks out.

The story is brought vividly to life by Dr. Paulo J. Reyes who obtained his MD at the UCSF School of Medicine, has 25 years in medicine and internal medicine and is a First Responder for the busiest cities in California specifically in terrorists training.

In Sledgehamamer, (http://www. pauloreyes. com (http://www. pauloreyes. com)) the lead character, Max Kroose, an intuitive emergency room physician, believes terrorists are to blame for the attack and fears the more lethal form of smallpox, called Sledgehammer, will kill within days. As time progresses, the terrorists planned attacks at a sports arena, mall and airport must be stopped. The question becomes can this ER doctor convince the hospital administration and the public health care system about the presence of this deadly disease and the need to vaccinate the American public. You won’t be able to stop reading as you seek to find out the truth in this non-stop thriller.

How big a threat is smallpox? “The Federal Government should allow voluntary smallpox vaccinations to protect us from smallpox bioterrorist attacks,” says Dr. Reyes. “At the very least the Federal Government should allow voluntary vaccinations of the first responders which should include all hospital medical staff. The President and the military have been vaccinated. Why shouldn’t the American public?”

Dr. Reyes also authored Health-Care Reform or Redistribution of Cost? and in his research of the health care system, he has seen its shortcomings. Realizing there is clear and present danger of a terrorist attack in the health care system has prompted him to support voluntary smallpox vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers smallpox as a possible danger and includes it as one of the possible agents of a bioterrorist attack, in its website under the subheading Emergency Preparedness and Response along with anthrax, plague, and tularemia.

Reyes believes the Federal Government should consider a trial program to detect the presence of the virus – similar to a pregnancy test – so if the disease presents itself, it will be detected before it becomes an epidemic or pandemic.

The American public is immuno-naïve to smallpox, which means it could spread very rapidly, Reyes says. And containment could be even more difficult or impossible if the virus was aerosolized, which the CDC believes may be the case, he says.

With new terrorist attacks everyday in the United States and the fear of a global pandemic, Sledgehammer is a gripping book to get a real insight into what could possibly lie ahead unless immediate action is taken. Buy your book today at http://www. pauloreyes. com (http://www. pauloreyes. com), Amazon or your local online bookstore.

Dr. Paulo J. Reyes has previously appeared on CNN and is available for TV, Radio, newspaper, article quotes, and other media interviews. Please contact Diana at (954) 971-4025. Stop by his site for the latest information and updates on current news – http://www. pauloreyes. com (http://www. pauloreyes. com).


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Physicians Adopting New Test to Help Diagnose ADHD and AlzheimerÂ’s

Physicians Adopting New Test to Help Diagnose ADHD and AlzheimerÂ’s

A significant development in new screening tools for better detection of brain dysfunction is CNS Vital Signs, a simple-to-use computerized testing program for measuring the full range of cognitive impairment – from behavioral and learning problems in children to early signs of dementia in adults and brain injuries. June 2004 marked the one-year anniversary of the product’s introduction. During this first year, physicians and psychologists administered the program to thousands of patients throughout the world in routine clinical practice, in research, and in schools and workplaces.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2004

A recent Washington Congressional briefing on ADHD and unfolding details of President Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease highlight the critical need for better detection of brain dysfunction. A significant development in new screening tools is CNS Vital Signs, a simple-to-use computerized testing program for measuring the full range of cognitive impairment – from behavioral and learning problems in children to early signs of dementia in adults and brain injuries. June marked the one-year anniversary of the product’s introduction. During this first year, physicians and psychologists administered the program to thousands of patients throughout the world in routine clinical practice, in research, and in schools and workplaces.

CNS Vital Signs’ founder and board-certified psychiatrist, Thomas Gualtieri, M. D., said, “These cognitive tests help answer common questions patients have, such as, ‘Could my energetic child have ADHD?’ or ‘Is my mom able to drive?’” Dr. Gualtieri and colleagues at the North Carolina Neuropsychiatry Clinic have administered the tests to more than 2,500 patients seen in their clinic. Those patients tested range in age from 8 to 89 years old.

According to the National Institutes of Health, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD) affects an estimated 1 in 20 school-aged children. The AlzheimerÂ’s Association estimates that 4.5 million Americans have AlzheimerÂ’s disease.

Bob Patterson, M. D., who runs a family medical practice in Sanford, N. C., said, “This software lets me do a better job of treating my patients. Before CNS Vitals Signs came along, in suspected ADD cases, we relied mostly on the history from teachers and subjective answers to a list of questions. Remarkably, we now have this affordable test that the patient takes on a basic PC in our office in under 30 minutes and that produces instant, objective, and scientific results.”

CNS Vital Signs, based in Chapel Hill, N. C., was formed in 2002. The company introduced its CNS Vitals Signs software at the 2003 American Psychiatric Association annual conference. A fast, highly precise means for evaluating patients’ cognitive function, the user-friendly software helps detect problems sooner and helps quantify drug treatment effects. It consists of a computerized, condensed version of the gold standard tests that specialists have used for years to identify problems with memory, attention, and motor speed – areas that usually start to fail with any neurological condition before clinical symptoms develop. Similar neurological testing done by a specialized, referred physician can cost the patient $800 to $2500 and may take from 4 hours to 2 days. In contrast, the interactive CNS Vital Signs series of tests costs only a small fraction of that fee, is reimbursable by insurance and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Medical professionals and researchers can download the software, including a free evaluation version from the company website (http://www. cnsvitalsigns. com (http://www. cnsvitalsigns. com)). For more information, visit http://www. cnsvitalsigns. com (http://www. cnsvitalsigns. com)

MEDIA CONTACT: Tamara Baker, tbaker@cnsvs. com or call 919-933-0932.

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Healthcare Education Campaign Goes Global - eHealthInfoLine. com to Report on Lipodissolve Regulatory Action Overseas

Healthcare Education Campaign Goes Global - eHealthInfoLine. com to Report on Lipodissolve Regulatory Action Overseas

Lipodissolve safety concerns are growing overseas. eHealthInfoLine. com will continue to track and report on lipodissolve regulatory action overseas.

Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) September 10, 2008

eHealthinfoline. com, the consumer's choice for up-to-date news and information in the realm of health and fitness is currently expanding to provide readers with the latest on medicines abroad. "We at eHealthInfoLine aim to provide the most comprehensive database possible and believe that all consumers should have easy access to medical advances both in the US and overseas," says Bill Francis, a senior editor for eHealthInfoLine. com (http://www. ehealthinfoline. com/).

EHealthInfoLine. com has been tracking scientific breakthroughs and new drug approvals since the company's conception in 2007. Their Consumer Health News Monitoring Program has allowed them to follow breaking headlines on a wide variety of topics ranging from the latest tumor killing skin cancer drug to latest advances in plastic surgery. This month eHealthInfoLine's experts have been digging deep into the new spot fat removal treatment, Lipodissolve (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/), to see what the global medical community is saying about this highly controversial procedure.

Lipodissolve, also known as injection lipolysis, is marketed as the non-invasive alternative to liposuction involving injections of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate (PCDC) into small deposits of fat. Outside of the US, the PCDC formulation is marketed by the name, Lipostabil®. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (http://www. surgery. org/), over 33,000 injection lipolysis procedures were performed in 2007, despite the fact that the FDA has stated, "these are unapproved drugs for unapproved uses and we cannot guarantee consumers' safety."

"We feel that consumers have the right to know," says Francis. "When a warning or alert is issued about a medical treatment, we run a news search to track regulatory approvals or warnings in the United States and abroad."

Staff at eHealthInfoLine have found that Lipodissolve (http://www. ehealthinfoline. com/lipo_dissolve. html) has been banned or warned against in several countries. The National Agency of Health Inspection in Brazil banned the use of PCDC for injectable fat removal because the drug has never been approved for cosmetic use. In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned against the use of Lipostabil® and malpractice insurers withdrew coverage for physicians using PCDC. Furthermore, Health Canada has ordered physicians to stop marketing and administering PCDC for injectable fat removal because of the lack of well-controlled studies of safety and efficacy.

Despite the regulatory bans or warnings overseas, Lipodissolve is still being used worldwide especially across the U. S. and Europe. Network Lipolysis, an agency that certifies physicians in administering PCDC, has trained over 1,000 physicians worldwide on the practice of injection lipolysis. The trend may be slowing, however, because the FDA has issued numerous statements declaring, "Lipo-dissolve (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/lipofaq. php) is not FDA approved for any use."

The research team at eHealthInfoLine has discovered a growing concern over PCDC injections by additional regulatory authorities overseas. In Australia for example, the Therapeutic Goods Administration is looking to rectify a loophole that allows the importation of Lipostabil® seeing that it is an unapproved drug and the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia has found it to cause severe side effects including considerable swelling that could last up to two weeks. New Zealand's regulatory authority, Medsafe (http://www. medsafe. govt. nz/), is also investigating the fat-busting injection by banning advertising of the treatment until it has been approved for distribution and subjecting offenders to hefty fines or jail time.

Staff at eHealthInfoLine. com will continue efforts to track regulatory actions and latest news on PCDC use as well as other therapies both on a domestic and international scale. "We believe that it is crucial to understand the regulatory status and enforcement actions of drug treatments across the world when making decisions on our health here in the United States," says Francis. "We want consumers to be educated about the healthcare decisions they make."

About eHealthInfoLine. com:
EHealthInfoLine. com is a free health care information directory and medical news tracker. Ordinary people use eHealthInfoLine. com to research common health conditions and find answers to commonly asked medical questions. The company is based in Wenatchee, Washington.


After 10 Years A Stronger and More Enhanced Form of Viagra Now Available

After 10 Years A Stronger and More Enhanced Form of Viagra Now Available

The Board Certified Physicians of Manhattan Scientific, Inc. have developed the strongest and most effective libido/intimacy enhancement therapy called VaietTM 110/L-Arginine for men and VaietTM 60/L-Arginine for women.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2009

Manhattan Scientific, Inc. is proud to announce the release of their exclusive Viagra/Arginine Intimacy Enhancement Therapy or VAIET (named after their clinical study). Vaiet is the most advanced medication of its kind. Viagra (chemical/generic name-Sildenafil Citrate) is Pfizer's FDA-approved drug used to treat male Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and recently Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD). It increases the body's ability to achieve and maintain an erection during sexual stimulation as well as to increase blood flow and sensitivity of the clitoral-vaginal regions to achieve orgasm. Vaiet 110 was developed for men to overcome tolerance to commonly prescribed ED medications and to produce much stronger erections. Vaiet 60 is made specifically for women based on research studies indicating that doses greater than 50mg and below 100mg is of most benefit to women in greatly enhancing their sexual response cycle (ex. desire, sensitivity and orgasm).

Adding L-Arginine greatly increases the levels of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the corpus cavernosum and the clitoral-vaginal area, resulting in smooth muscle relaxation and inflow of blood. This causes engorgement leading to erection and stretching of nerve endings resulting in increased sensitivity and pleasure.

What are the claimed benefits of using Manhattan Scientific, Inc.'s exclusive Vaiet?
Sildenafil Citrate is already researched and proven safe and effective.

-Research shows that tolerance to ED medications does develop which is overcome by having the additional 10mg and L-Arginine.

-All the benefits of L-Arginine and its conversion to Nitric Oxide (NO).

-The strongest and most enhanced treatment of its kind.

-No increased side effects with the addition of L-Arginine and the 10mg.

-Made at a Board Certified FDA approved compounding US pharmacy.

-Patented microencapsulation for quicker absorption (30 min for onset of action with Vaiet 110mg capsules compared to 60 min for the regular 100mg tablets).

Manhattan Scientifics' Patented Microencapsulation Technology

Illustration of a single pore on the capsule about to release our exclusive Vaiet for absorption.

Here are some comments from Manhattan Scientific, Inc.'s patients on Vaiet 110 for men and Vaiet 60 for women:

"I am 53. I am a physician and have battled ED for many years. This is an incredible development. The genius is in the formula. I'm a frequent user of Vaiet 110 and it never let me down (no pun intended). And your cost is better than anyone out there. A huge thanks to the Manhattan Scientific docs."-Anthony, B.

"I am 48. I've used the different ED drugs for 3 years but became tolerant to them. The 100mg was not as effective as before. I am very happy with Vaiet 110 and how well it works. I would never switch to another ED treatment because this is the best."-Jonathan, W.

"I am 52. I suffer from menopause and lack of orgasms is part of the problem. I was skeptical that Vaiet 60 would do anything. On the first dose I felt a significant difference physically and was able to achieve an orgasm. Something I had not experienced for quite some time."-Rhonda, H.

"He is 52. My husband has been diabetic for 24 years. He started having problems maintaining an erection. I have menopause causing vaginal dryness and reduced sensitivity. We read about Manhattan Scientifics' Vaiet 110 for him and Vaiet 60 for her and ordered it the same evening. I took mine and he took his. I tell you-it was incredible! After a long time-we both achieved orgasm at the same time. We can go for hours now. Our love life has never been better."-Suzanne, P.

"He is 41. I did not realize the importance of "sex" in a relationship, but I guess my husband did. I hate to admit this, but we have not been able to have adequate sex in over a year now. He has taken all the different erectile medications with diminishing results. I did not understand his anger and frustration, but I think it was his ego and his pride that we females do not understand fully. He finally opened up to me about all of this frustration and told me he that these medications were not producing the same initial results and that there was no breakdown in the relationship. We searched the internet and found Manhattan Scientifics' Vaiet 110. He was so anxious to try it-we ordered right away. Wow! What a difference 10mg with this L-Arginine and a technology called microencapsulation can make."-Michelle, A.

To speak to a patient support representative call Kelly O'Shea of Manhattan Scientific, Inc. at:
Manhattan Scientific, Inc. Headquarters
230 Park Avenue
Helmsley Building 10th Floor
New York City, NY 10169
United States
Telephone: 1-877-987-7461

Or click below to go to Manhattan Scientific, Inc.'s VaietTM website:

Manhattan Scientific, Inc. is a network of highly experienced, greatly respected, academic appointed and board certified physicians collaborating to bring advanced medical care to their patients through clinical practice and research.

"There is no greater privilege than to work towards bettering human health, and no more exciting area in which to do so than through discovery of new medicines. Our 50 year reputation is your guarantee."
Medical Director/CEO of Manhattan Scientific, Inc.-New York, NY.
Copyright © 2009 Manhattan Scientific, Inc. All rights reserved.


Trevino Joins Vétoquinol USA/Tomlyn Management Team as Business Unit Manager

Trevino Joins Vétoquinol USA/Tomlyn Management Team as Business Unit Manager

Proven Industry Sales & Marketing Expertise Complements Company Growth Plan

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2010

Vétoquinol USA/Tomlyn www. vetoquinolusa. com is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Trevino to its management team as Business Unit Manager.

Trevino brings over 20 years in sales and marketing experience in both business to business and business to consumer environments, including a decade in pet product sales. He will be responsible for the company’s retail/pet specialty channel sales activities.

“Trevino’s expertise and passion for this industry will be a key factor in leveraging our Tomlyn business,” said Manny Martinez, managing director. “He will be focused on reinforcing Tomlyn’s brand as a leader in complete pet wellness.”

Prior to joining Tomlyn, Trevino was Lead District Manager for Hewlett Packard’s Consumer Electronic division where he was responsible for managing a third party sales team with over 200 account locations.

Trevino’s previous experience also includes over 10 years experience in the animal health industry as Regional Sales Director with Nutro Products where he managed a high performing sales team covering the Southeast region. Additionally, he served as Account Manager for both national accounts (Petco/PetSmart) and major distribution within the pet specialty industry. He graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“Tomlyn has a longstanding history in the pet wellness industry, and we have a unique opportunity to re-energize the brand and raise the bar in our category,” said Trevino. “As a subsidiary of Vétoquinol, we have the opportunity to provide superior quality with veterinarian formulated products that offer pet owners the very best in over-the-counter care.”

Trevino will be based at Vétoquinol USA’s headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Tomlyn
Tomlyn Products, a division of Vétoquinol USA, produces a complete line of wellness products for the life of the pet, including quality nutritional supplements, therapeutic skin and coat products and medications. These products are used and endorsed by professional organizations and Certified Master Groomers and have been setting the standard for high quality for more than three decades. Because of Tomlyn’s high quality standards, pet lovers around the world have learned to rely on Tomlyn Products. Dedication to quality and a continually expanding product line have made Tomlyn a favorite among discerning pet owners. Over the years, there have been some significant advances, technological advances, and product introductions that have helped make Tomlyn the source of “For Pets. For Life.”

About Vétoquinol
Vétoquinol USA, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is owned by Vétoquinol, an independent veterinary pharmaceutical laboratory serving both the companion and production animal markets. This family-owned group, dedicated exclusively to animal health, is the 9th largest animal health care laboratory in the world. More than 80 percent of its revenues are generated outside France.

Vétoquinol’s business includes research and development, production and marketing of medicinal and non-medicinal products. Vétoquinol has positioned itself in the curative sector and has developed expertise in three therapeutic fields: anti-infectives, pain and anti-inflammatory, and cardiology/nephrology. The Group currently distributes its products in more than 100 countries throughout Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific, with subsidiaries in 23 countries and a network of 140 distribution partners. The company has more than 1,550 employees worldwide. For more information: www. vetoquinolusa. com.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Cytiva and Sterling Testing Systems Join Forces to Integrate Sterling Background Checking Into SonicRecruit

Cytiva and Sterling Testing Systems Join Forces to Integrate Sterling Background Checking Into SonicRecruit

New partnership provides background checking from leading provider for SonicRecruit clients.

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2007

Cytiva Software Inc. (CRX:TSX. V), a leading provider of on-demand talent management software (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=sterlingRelease) solutions, announced today a new partnership with Sterling Testing Systems providing integrated access to Sterling's leading background checking services from within the SonicRecruit applicant tracking system (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=sterlingRelease).

The announcement further strengthens Cytiva's SonicRecruit on-demand recruiting software (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=sterlingRelease) by providing an integrated method of performing background checks, and other key verification and assessment services on new hires during the hiring and onboarding process. With a seamless integration, upon the initiation of a background check from within SonicRecruit, applicant data is securely and automatically transferred to Sterling, eliminating the need for faxing or redundant data entry. The result is a more efficient, accurate and timely screening and onboarding process.

"Cytiva has made a conscious decision to only partner with best of breed providers when it comes to background checking," said Jason Moreau, CEO of Cytiva. "We are pleased to be able to bring Sterling's Testing System's reputation for service and accuracy to our valued SonicRecruit clients."

"Sterling Testing Systems is proud to partner with SonicRecruit", said Paul Mladineo, Vice President of Strategic Development at Sterling. "Our companies share a mutual commitment to building long-term customer relationships based on quality of service and expanding technology."

About Sterling Testing Systems, Inc.
Sterling Testing Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of pre-employment screening, background checks, drug testing, HR outsourcing services, information and solutions. The company's proprietary technologies -- Sterling DirectSM and Court DirectSM -- seamlessly link HR professionals to a host of pre-employment screening and background information and data. Sterling boasts over 6,000 clients from Fortune 500 companies to small - and mid-sized companies in a range of industries including healthcare, retail, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, professional services, and telecommunications, among others. For more information, please visit http:www. sterlingtesting. com

About Cytiva Software Inc.
Cytiva Software Inc. (CRX:TSX. V) provides innovative software and services to help mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies hire, manage and maximize their talent. Its flagship talent acquisition product, SonicRecruit, allows corporations to screen applicants, automate their recruiting departments, customize their corporate career sites and hire great people. This premier applicant tracking system improves recruiting effectiveness, speeding up the hiring process and reducing cost per hire. Over 185 organizations use SonicRecruit, including Coca Cola Bottlers, Mazda, American Standard, Netflix and more. For more information, visit http://www. sonicrecruit. com (http://www. sonicrecruit. com)

Ian Alexander
Mediarelations(at)sonicrecruit. com

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Forward-looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements related to the future financial condition and results of operations of Cytiva. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates about the human resources markets in which Cytiva operates and management's beliefs and assumptions regarding these markets. These statements are subject to important risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict and assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. Some of the factors which could cause results or events to differ materially from current expectations include but are not limited to: general economic conditions, market or business conditions; changing competitive environment; changing regulatory conditions or requirements; changing technology; and success in implementing productivity initiatives. Some of these factors are largely beyond the control of Cytiva. Should any factor impact Cytiva in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. All of the forward-looking statements made in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by Cytiva will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for Cytiva. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, Cytiva disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or any other occurrence.

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


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Locum Tenens Network joins National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations

Locum Tenens Network joins National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations

LocumTenensNetwork. com announced today that it has joined the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO).

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 10, 2009

LocumTenensNetwork. com announced today that it has joined the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO).

"The decision to join the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations was simple -- NALTO is dedicated to the preservation of high ethical practices and industry standards which ensures the best outcome for both physicians and healthcare facilities," said David Foy, a spokesman for LocumTenensNetwork. com.

Locum Tenens Network is a physician job portal that connects physicians in all specialties and subspecialties with locum tenens jobs (http://www. locumtenensnetwork. com) throughout the United States from jobs posted by the nations leading locum tenens physician staffing service companies.

About LocumTenensNetwork. com:
Established in 2008, LocumTenensNetwork. com is a locum tenens physician job portal that is owned and operated Net Media Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Net Media Group is an independent online lead generation and marketing company that aggregates job listings from various locum tenens physician staffing and recruiting companies throughout the United States on a pay for performance basis.

For more information, visit us online at www. locumtenensnetwork. com

About NALTO:
LocumTenensNetwork. com is a member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), an association founded to create and enforce standards of practice, ethics, and dispute resolution. NALTO members are committed to building an industry based on open communication, respect for clients and physicians, and an ultimate focus on quality patient care.

For more information, www. nalto. org.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fitness & Wellness Expert, Linda T. Gottlieb, MA Lives her Mantra “50 Is The New 30” Every Day ... And She Can Help You Feel The Same Way

Fitness & Wellness Expert, Linda T. Gottlieb, MA Lives her Mantra “50 Is The New 30” Every Day... And She Can Help You Feel The Same Way

Fitness & wellness expert, Linda T. Gottlieb, MA lives her mantra “50 is the new 30” every day... and she can help you feel the same way.

Milford, CT (PRWEB) October 20, 2006

“I have hit a milestone birthday (the BIG 50) and what a good time to look back at the last ½ century of my life. It’s been an interesting journey. I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your past fitness and food choices. As Ed Koch, Mayor of New York used to say, “How am I doing?” Well, how ARE you doing? (Be honest) Are you struggling with an overweight, rusty body (as one of my clients says) and less energy than you would like? Research continually proves that EXERCISE is the Silver Bullet we are searching for, the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH we crave. If you are ready to turn back the clock and gain youth and vitality, let’s talk. You can be younger next year!” remarks Linda T. Gottlieb, F. I.T. Training, President.

Setting new trends in training and motivation, personal trainer, wellness educator and active lifestyle coach Linda Gottlieb has had an extensive career in the fitness industry, from developing and presenting hundreds of exercise/wellness classes to directing a 30,000 square ft. full service health club and consulting on fitness facility projects for luxury hotels.

Along with traditional in-home personal fitness training, Linda specializes in individualized telephone/email motivational coaching, addressing the long neglected busy professionals who are either uncomfortable with or don’t have the time to commit to conventional personal training programs.

Ms. Gottlieb’s undergraduate degree in Psychology, along with her Masters degree in Instructional Design prepare her to successfully interpret motivation of her clients, work through roadblocks and stages of behavioral change, and excel at presenting fitness and active lifestyle theory and methodologies in an easy to understand manner, engaging her clients at all levels. Linda received the Presidential Sports Award in 1988 and 2003, multiple industry certifications from IDEA, ACE, and AFAA, and is a member of The American Institute of Fitness Educators, The Association of Fitness by Phone® Coaches and Reebok Instructor Alliance. She holds current Adult CPR certification from the American Red Cross and is the first nationally certified Cooper Institute Active Living Every Day behavior change program facilitator in the state of Connecticut.

Linda is a frequent speaker championing daily fitness activity, the connection of food and mood, and realistic and positive perceptions of an individual’s body image. A well-known regional author and wellness consultant, she makes physical activity fun, presenting topics such as: Are You a ‘Corporate Athlete?’, Retirement Fitness Planning and Using the “Latte Factor” in Relation to Food and Fitness. Linda also supports her clients by offering a monthly Fitness Success e-newsletter and flexible maintenance programs like her “15 minute fitness checkups”. She is close to completion of her book about fitting fitness into everyday schedules.

With her outgoing nature and ability to create innovative programs to meet ever changing trends and client health fitness needs, Linda is well positioned to cast a fresh perspective on wellness programs making and keeping them fun and continuously rewarding. She is a passionate master coach, presenter and business consultant, working with professionals, corporations and organizations guiding them in incorporating fitness into demanding schedules.

203) 877-5270 Voice  www. fittraining. net 


Canadian Music Icon Bif Naked Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Canadian Music Icon Bif Naked Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked revealed Sunday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer in a radio interview with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 9, 2008

Only three months after her highly publicized marriage to Vancouver Sun extreme sports columnist Ian Walker, platinum selling Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked revealed Sunday in a candid radio interview with noted Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It is a very surreal situation for Ian and I at this time. Two weeks ago, I was doing a self breast exam and discovered a lump. I went into my doctor for a checkup and he immediately sent me for tests, including a mammogram, which indicated a high possibility of cancer. From there, things have gone at what seems like light speed: biopsy, blood tests, cancer clinic. It's been two weeks from being completely healthy to cancer patient with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy scheduled," explained Bif.

Bif Naked is currently in preproduction on two new albums. The first is the highly anticipated sixth Bif Naked album, following her 2005 release Superbeautifulmonster. She has also devoted herself to a second recording project, Jakkarta, with Spanish-born, death-metal guitarist La Machina. The music of Jakkarta revisits the heavier sounds of Bif's roots and the gutsiness of her early works.

"I plan on taking it one day at a time and to tackle this with a positive attitude," Bif told George on his nationally-syndicated radio program The Strombo Show. "I have never been one to give up when an obstacle is placed in front of me. I am in the fight of my life, and I'm lucky to have the support of my husband Ian and many friends and family members. With the help of my Bodog Music family, I plan to continue working on these recording projects in between the cancer treatments and come out the other side with two great albums and a clean bill of health. I'm glad it's me and not my mom," Bif continued. "I'm glad it's me and not my sister. I'm glad it's me and not any of my friends. I am ready for the fight."

Bif Naked's career has been built on her tireless touring, performing and recording. Additionally, her efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle and straight edge obedience are Bif's badges of honor. Her diligence in maintaining the diet of a live food vegan, a stringent workout ethic and yoga schedule keep Bif centered.

Bif notes, "It is important for everyone to understand that cancer is non discriminatory and even those in great health can be subject to cancer as a diagnosis. I urge all women at every age to self examine and go for scheduled mammograms. Early Detection is the best tool in the fight against cancer."

Due to the sensitive nature of this announcement, Bif Naked will not be doing any additional interviews at this time. Media are asked to respect the privacy of Bif and her family and will be advised when interview opportunities become available. Thank you for your understanding in this matter**

About Bodog Music:
Bodog Music (www. bodoglife. net) is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Europe, this record label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians, including: The Vincent Black Shadow, Neurosonic, Wu-Tang Clan, Overkill, Nazanin, Bif Naked, Bishop Brigante, Billy Idol, Soma City Ward, and The Heck. Bodog Music also distributes the Warcon Record Label and several acclaimed global movie soundtracks in Europe, including the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine, Nacho Libre and Saw III. For the second year in a row, Bodog Music is looking to award $1 million recording and marketing contracts to the top unsigned bands in the world. With two new competitions - one held in North America and one held in Europe - "Bodog Battle" will air on major television networks across the globe and online at Bodog TV. Bodog Music Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact musicinfo @ bodoglife. net. BODOG is a registered trademark.

For more information, please contact:
Rikki Zazula at rzazula @ bodoglife. net
Jack O'Brien at jobrien @ bodoglife. net
In Canada please contact:
Paula Danylevich, Hype Music 416-360-3775, gr8pr @ aol. com


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

DocuLex Awarded Buyers Lab's Top 5-Star Rating for Content Management Software

DocuLex Awarded Buyers Lab's Top 5-Star Rating for Content Management Software

DocuLex (http://www. doculex. com), creator of document and content management software, announces receiving industry analyst Buyers Lab's top 5-Star rating for the company's flagship offering, DocuLex Archive Studio. To review the Buyers Lab report, visit http://www. doculex. com/releases. htm.

Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2010

DocuLex (http://www. doculex. com), creator of document and content management software, announces receiving industry analyst Buyers Lab's top 5-Star rating for the company's flagship offering, DocuLex Archive Studio. To review the Buyers Lab report, visit http://www. doculex. com/releases. htm.

The report's overview states:

"DocuLex Archive Studio combines a scan capture and routing tool with a document management repository to form a cohesive content management, workflow and document collaboration system. Noteworthy is that it's one of the few offerings on the market that includes the archive component, WebSearch, and a robust scan component, Goby Capture, in a single package. Furthermore, except for additional logins for the repository, all features and functionality are standard so businesses receive everything up front. While Goby Capture and WebSearch can be implemented separately, DocuLex reports that approximately 95 percent of customers choose to purchase the suite.

"The software helps organizations achieve greater efficiency, comply with regulations such as HIPAA and, most importantly, manage the lifecycle of myriad types of files. Once documents are scanned into the archive, or directly saved there from virtually any application, users can, among other things, search, retrieve, add metadata to and share files - all from a Web browser. Workflow is another part of the system and has been dramatically enhanced from the previous version. Powered by DocuLex's 'decision engine,' organizations can automate the structure of document exchanges so work activities have consistency and are accomplished efficiently and to completion.

"The company states that Archive Studio has found a home in many vertical markets: accounting, legal, manufacturing, healthcare, education and human resources, as well as architectural, engineering and construction environments. Professional Edition - the subject of this report - is suitable for small and medium-size businesses. Small Office Edition is targeted at workgroups and departments, while Enterprise Edition is ideal for larger organizations that desire one content management solution to be used across all departments and/or locations."

About DocuLex
Incorporated in 1996, Winter Haven, Florida-based DocuLex creates non-proprietary enterprise content management software. Through an extensive worldwide reseller channel, the company offers network-enabled document capture and image processing software, along with browser-based document and content management programs for collaboration, email archiving and compliance, knowledge management, data mining, workflow and records retention, offered as Archive Studio. Archive Studio is easy to use, productive electronic document management software for any business environment seeking secure Instant Document Access. See http://www. doculex. com for program information and demonstrations.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Relic Teams with GridGain to Deliver Superior-Performing Java Applications in the Cloud

New Relic Teams with GridGain to Deliver Superior-Performing Java Applications in the Cloud

Customers taking advantage of GridGain’s robust Cloud Development Platform can use RPM to monitor, troubleshoot and tune their business-critical Java applications.

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 23, 2010

New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management (APM) solutions, and GridGain, a leading cloud development platform provider, today announced that New Relic RPM supports monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning of applications developed on GridGain’s leading Java-based Cloud Development Platform.

GridGain’s Cloud Development Platform enables developers to write any custom grid-enabled Java, Groovy or Scala application or grid enable an existing application and seamlessly deploy and run it on any managed infrastructure such as internal grids, external or hybrid clouds. This platform allows development teams to take full advantage of such concepts like MapReduce, data grids, affinity load balancing, zero deployment, and peer-to-peer class loading among many others. GridGain’s SPI architecture is ideally suited for hybrid cloud deployment, allowing teams to develop an entire application locally and then seamlessly deploy and run it on a virtualized cloud without any changes to business logic, the code or how it was developed.

New Relic RPM is a leading on-demand application performance management solution that operates seamlessly in both cloud and dedicated server environments, making it uniquely suited to monitor, troubleshoot and tune applications deployed using GridGain’s Cloud Development Platform. Development and deployment teams using GridGain can now use RPM to gain comprehensive visibility into production application health and availability.

“GridGain is committed to delivering a powerful cloud development platform that is simple to use, affordable for projects of any size and focused on enterprise application development,” said Nikita Ivanov, CEO at GridGain. “Offering RPM’s deep, 24x7 visibility into production applications to our customers advances this philosophy because it’s an effective, easy-to-use solution for managing the performance of Java applications deployed in any managed infrastructure.”

“As more and more organizations build and deploy their mission-critical applications on GridGain’s platform, it’s important that they have 24x7 visibility into application health and availability,” said Bill Lapcevic, New Relic’s vice president of business development. “RPM’s on-demand capabilities for monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing production Java applications are a perfect fit for GridGain’s cloud customers. We are pleased to be partnering with GridGain and look forward to helping their customers deliver superior-performing web applications.”

GridGain customers can take advantage of RPM right away by visiting http://newrelic. com/lite/ (http://newrelic. com/lite/) to sign up for RPM Lite, which is available free for an unlimited time. After the two-minute signup and implementation process, customers have immediate access to a rich set of performance data for their production web applications.

About GridGain® Systems
GridGain Systems develops Cloud Development Platform – a unique software middleware that combines computational and data grids technology with auto-scaling on any managed infrastructure allowing developers to build Java, Groovy or Scala-based native cloud applications. GridGain’s software starts every 20 seconds around the globe – to learn more, visit www. gridgain. com

About New Relic RPM
New Relic RPM is an on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby, Java or JRuby. New Relic RPM is fully implemented in minutes and provides deep, 24x7 visibility and code-level diagnostics for web applications deployed on traditional, dedicated infrastructures, private and public clouds, or any combination thereof. RPM’s real-time metrics enable application owners, developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance. To learn more about RPM and to subscribe, visit www. newrelic. com/get-RPM. html (http://www. newrelic. com/get-RPM. html).

About New Relic®
New Relic, Inc. is the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions that enable developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance in real time. More than 4,500 organizations use New Relic RPM to monitor and optimize more than 50,000 production application instances, including customers 37signals, AT&T Interactive, Atlassian, CSC, Gilt Groupe, Intuit, REA Group, Sears, Shopify, Shutterfly, and Simon and Schuster; and partners Amazon AWS, Blue Box Group, Brightbox, Engine Yard, Eucalyptus, GigaSpaces, GoGrid, Grid Gain, Heroku, Microsoft Windows Azure, Red Hat, RightScale, SpeedyRails, Stax Networks and VMware. New Relic has been named by Gartner as one of the “Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization;” by CRN as one of the “100 Top Cloud Computing Companies;” by Always-On Networks as one of the “Top 100 On-Demand Companies;” and by ThinkStrategies as a “Best of SaaS” award winner. New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. New Relic is a registered trademark of New Relic, Inc. To learn more, visit www. newrelic. com.

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Summit Medical Group Physician Named to Medical Journal Editorial Board

Summit Medical Group Physician Named to Medical Journal Editorial Board

Jed A. Kwartler, M. D., otologist/neurotologist with Summit Medical Group, has been named to the editorial board of Otology/Neurotology.

Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus) March 14, 2010

Jed A. Kwartler, M. D., otologist/neurotologist with Summit Medical Group, has been named to the editorial board of Otology/Neurotology. The official journal of the American Otological Society and a top-tier peer-reviewed publication, Otology & Neurotology publishes original research-based articles for physicians on disorders and diseases of the ear, facial nerve, and cranial base surgery. Special features include a clinical forum to discuss controversial patient management issues, brief communications on emerging technology and technical surgical issues, historical issues, occasional state-of-the-art reviews, and topics of current interest.

Recognized as a leading ear surgeon in the New York metropolitan area, Dr. Kwartler performed New Jersey's first cochlear implant in a child in 1993. He is an advocate for adults and children who are hard of hearing and he supports hearing testing for newborns. In addition to his positon at Summit Medical Group, he is Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Kwartler has delivered local, national, and international invited presentations and taught courses concerning acoustic neuroma surgery, age-related hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, hearing rehabilitation, and the latest surgical treatments for profoundly deaf children and adults. He serves on international panels that evaluate the latest implantable and semi-implantable hearing devices. He also is integral in helping develop novel medical and surgical treatments for common ear problems.

Past President of the New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology, Dr. Kwartler is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New Jersey State Hearing Evaluation Council, North American Skull Base Surgery Society, American Neurotology Society, and New Jersey Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. He has been an advisor to the organization, Hearing Education Awareness for Rockers (HEAR).

Dr. Kwartler is the recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certificate of Honor. He is the only New Jersey otologist included in New York magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" and he is listed in Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area," and Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors."

About Summit Medical Group:
Summit Medical Group is the largest privately held multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey. Summit Medical Group pioneered information technology advances in healthcare with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 150 highly qualified physicians, it is one of the most unique healthcare models in the state. The Group has been named as one of the "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies" in the state by NJBiz Magazine and has a national award-winning customer service program. SMG treats over 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights, and area satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Shorts Hills, Summit, Warren, and Westfield. Summit Medical Group plays a major role in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) along with the Mayo Clinic, the Lahey Clinic and the Geisinger Clinic. As one of the premier multi-specialty groups on the East Coast, Summit Medical Group has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit www. summitmedicalgroup. com.


Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Treat the Underlying Cause of Knee Arthritis, Notes Cleveland-area Orthopedist Robert Zanotti, MD

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Treat the Underlying Cause of Knee Arthritis, Notes Cleveland-area Orthopedist Robert Zanotti, MD

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use growth factors in a patient’s own blood to help the body heal tendon injuries—and now this natural therapy also shows promise in treating knee arthritis. The first U. S. study of PRP as a viable means of managing knee osteoarthritis appears in the December American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Sheffield Village, OH (PRWEB) December 15, 2010 —

According to a pilot study published in the December American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections produce significant improvements in pain and function among patients with primary and secondary knee osteoarthritis.

“PRP injections have been popularized by pro athletes,” explains Robert Zanotti, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Orthopedics in Sheffield Village, Ohio, just west of Cleveland.

“Tiger Woods got PRP injections in his elbow, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward had them to treat a sprain in the medial collateral ligament, or MCL, in his right knee,” says Dr. Zanotti, who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. “Now, we are using PRP injections at the Center for Orthopedicsto treat Baby Boomers’ knee arthritis.

“PRP is a form of Regenerative Injection Therapy, an emerging treatment approach that helps stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself,” Dr. Zanotti explains. “Blood platelets contain powerful healing proteins called growth factors. Conversely, cortisone injections treat arthritis symptoms by getting rid of inflammation in and around the affected joint. PRP aims to address the cause of arthritis; cortisone treats the effect.

“Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural healing response,” says Dr. Zanotti. A study from the Netherlands presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggests that PRP therapy is more effective than cortisone injections in treating degenerating tendon tissue.

“PRP helps start the body’s inflammation and tissue regeneration cascade,” Dr. Zanotti explains. “In a PRP treatment, blood is drawn from the patient. The blood is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge, which spins it down to separate the platelets from other blood components such as red and white blood cells. This process, which takes just a few minutes, increases the concentration of platelets up to 1,000%. Then the concentrated growth factors are injected directly into the affected area to stimulate the patient’s healing.

Dr. Zanotti emphasizes the need to choose PRP patients carefully. “PRP isn’t for someone who’s 80 with total osteoarthritis,” he explains. “Ideal PRP patients are those with early arthritis who have good knee alignment, have probably had a knee scoped and cleaned out and have been told they have small arthritic areas or OCDs—osteochondral defects. If they’ve tried injections of cortisone or a lubricating gel such as Synvisc and they’re still having discomfort, PRP can be a good option.”

Case in point: Ruth Ann Kanzeg, a 54-year-old nurse from LaGrange, Ohio who developed stabbing pain in her knees. “It became uncomfortable to walk,” she recalls. “I had to give up running and even jogging on a treadmill. When I went to the orthopedist and saw my knee x-rays, I said, ‘I can’t have arthritis! Fix this!’”

Kanzeg tried cortisone and Synvisc injections. She also had arthroscopic surgery after she tore the lateral and medial meniscus in one of her knees.

In September, Kanzeg had a PRP injection in her left knee and it worked so well that she had her right knee treated in October. “I feel wonderful!” she says.

Just a month later, she took a trip to the Grand Canyon, where she hiked and went on a mule ride. “I was the only one in our group who got off the mule and didn’t have issues,” Kanzeg laughs. “After a mule ride, people usually have problems with their back or knees—even people whose knees are normal. And I didn’t have any problems. I was thrilled! I got off the mule and did a little dance.

“I’m a very active person,” Kanzeg adds. “I’m 54, but mentally I’m a lot younger. And I don’t want to stop doing the things I love to do. I don’t want my body to slow me down. We Baby Boomers are taking care of everybody—our parents, our children. Now we really need to take care of ourselves. And a big part of that is staying healthy.

“The PRP injections have done a really good job,” she says. “I’m very excited to get back to my normal activities without pain.”

PRP injections may not be covered by insurance plans.

For more information on PRP injections, visit http://www. center4orthopedics. com/procedures/PRP-injections. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Zanotti or any of the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Northeast Ohio's Center for Orthopedics, call 440.329.2800.

The Center for Orthopedics, part of EMH Regional Healthcare System, offers the most comprehensive bone and joint care in Cleveland’s west side, western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County, Ohio. Complete orthopedic care is available from an expert team of five advanced-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons at offices in Sheffield Village, Oberlin and Westlake, Ohio. Call 440.329.2800 or visit http://www. center4orthopedics. com.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Is a Small Business Owner the Key to our Economic Recovery?

Is a Small Business Owner the Key to our Economic Recovery?

Mike Vallerie, a small business owner and employer, is running for Congress in Maryland’s 7th district. He explains how Congress’ lack of business experience affects decision making in today's economy. Mike points out that what is obvious to small employers is invisible to politicians. In addition, Mike Vallerie provides reasonable solutions that result in a reduction of federal spending and job creation.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 10, 2010

Mike Vallerie, a Maryland small business owner and employer is running for Congress as a result of the passing of the Stimulus Bill and the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. "These bills are bad decisions that defy common sense.”

Mike Vallerie believes that the current political leaders lack the business experience required to make decisions regarding our economy. “We have a large number of highly educated men and women in power, with no direct experience as employers and no bottom line responsibility, dictating what it takes to make an economy healthy,” says Vallerie.

According to Vallerie, it is impossible to expect an economic recovery without addressing the following:

1. The residential construction market cannot recover from its over-inflation due to fraudulent mortgages.
2. The systematic outsourcing of manufacturing, eliminates jobs for a significant portion of the American workforce.
3. By ignoring abuses of health care and social insurance programs, abusers are effectively rewarded for cheating the system.

“Instead of policing the abuse, the government continues to expand these programs. Many lower income Americans find it financially beneficial to collect social insurance and work ‘off the books".

Mike Vallerie believes that Washington has forgotten the collective identity of the average American worker and he points out our high school graduates and non-graduates make up one-half of America's workforce. “By outsourcing manufacturing, the employment opportunities for these American workers have been reduced. This segment of our economy is the first to be fired and the last to be hired. This is where we need the jobs,” says Vallerie. “Creating jobs at this level will create jobs at all levels. It will be a trickle up effect!”

As a taxpayer, Mr. Vallerie cites that Washington has forgotten who the taxpayers are and more accurately they ignore the fact that half of the American workforce is shouldering the tax burden for the whole workforce and “we the taxpayers are not an endless source of revenue”.

In fact, Washington has been more interested in the efforts of special interest groups such as ACORN than in its taxpaying citizens. Whatever happened to the "greater good"?

Vallerie finds that two idioms apply here: "the squeaky wheel gets the grease," and the person who keeps his "nose to the grindstone" pays for it.

According to the Small Business Administration, small business is responsible for 80% of this country's newly created positions. In addition, Vallerie reminds us that small business is the primary agent for our government for the collection of income tax and sales tax, and the primary distributor of health insurance. The federal government does not contribute 50% to the cost of health care. The taxpayer may or the employer may, but it is not the federal government.

The demise of the American manufacturing industry is also linked to the deterioration of the American worker's attitude. According to Vallerie, “today the sense of entitlement is so high that many small business employers will forgo growth opportunities to avoid the frustration of dealing with workers”.

Social insurance programs are grossly abused. However, political leaders are in denial.

Mike Vallerie’s platform clarifies problems and promotes solutions. His website focuses on the following: comprehensive manufacturing plan, health care, the need for tax reform, and illegal immigration.

His comprehensive manufacturing plan addresses three different areas of concern on different levels. Click on the links below for details.

1. The local level (http://www. mikev4congress. com/educationlabor. html)-- Education: preparing young persons for the workforce. High school graduate and non-graduates are not prepared for the workforce and do not possess the self-discipline or confidence required to maintain steady employment.

2. The state level (http://www. mikev4congress. com/mfgcomprehensiveapproac. html)-- The costs of social insurances are driving employers to hire people as subcontractors or to not hire at all. Insurances are over exploited by insurance companies, attorneys, physicians and individuals. This exploitation is the root of our failure with insurances.
A. Health Care Benefits (http://www. mikev4congress. com/healthcareoursolution. html). In 2009, Vallerie Trailer Service's monthly health premium for each family was $1,550, which is $9 per hour, $4.50 to the employee and $4.50 to the employer. "This explains why none of our employees take family coverage".
B. Unemployment Compensation (http://www. mikev4congress. com/unemploymentbenefits. html). Disgruntled employees walk off the job and the Department of Employment continually finds the employer guilty of dismissing the employee with out proper cause. The ex-employee is granted benefits, the employer's tax rate is increased and the employer must hire a new person to do that job.
C. Worker Compensation (http://www. mikev4congress. com/tortreformworkerscomp. html): In 2008, Vallerie Trailer Service (http://www. Vallerietrailer. com) had two claims, one was significant and an honest accident($90,000). In the second claim, the employee worked for them for only one hour. This was a $20,000 claim for a cut on the thumb (possible nerve damage). Due to these two claims, Vallerie Trailer Service lost their 20% discount and now pays a 30%surcharge.

3. The national level (http://www. mikev4congress. com/manufacturing. html)-- Tariffs can be utilized as a tool to bring back just enough manufacturing (5% is all we need) to get all Americans back in good paying jobs.

This manufacturing plan does not require stimulus funds.

The platform also addresses health care and explains why tort reform is a viable answer. In addition, the plan explains how, by using tort reform and by eliminating coverage for routine care, we will see a reduction in the cost of routine care to the point that routine office visits are affordable for everyone.

For the complete details about my platform, please visit http://www. MikeV4Congress. Com (http://www. mikev4congress. com/mfgcomprehensiveapproac. html)


Dynamic Speakers to Headline 2008 Fabtech International & AWS Welding Show in Las Vegas

Dynamic Speakers to Headline 2008 Fabtech International & AWS Welding Show in Las Vegas

Keynote Presentations by Dean Kamen and Global Expert from Caterpillar.

Dearborn, MI (Vocus) June 9, 2008 —-

Two dynamic keynote speakers -- an American inventor, entrepreneur and tireless advocate for science and technology, and a top global expert from Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment -- highlight the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, taking place Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.

Jim Waters, vice president of the Caterpillar Production System at Caterpillar, will discuss Embracing the Challenges of Manufacturing in a Global Economy on Oct. 6. Waters’ presentation will focus on how the world is getting smaller and how companies can embrace the international economy to become stronger and more successful. During this forward-looking presentation, Waters will offer reasons why we can, how we can and why we must rise up and take advantage of this competitive challenge.

On Oct. 7, inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST and president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, will deliver a high-impact presentation on Inspiring Future Generations to Lead the World in Innovation. Kamen will discuss the importance of getting America’s youth excited about careers in science, technology and engineering and cultivating an environment that encourages creativity and risk-taking. Kamen also will assert his belief that innovation is the key to keeping U. S. manufacturing competitive in a global economy.

Waters is leading an enterprise transformation of manufacturing systems at Caterpillar to help set a “gold standard” for quality, safety and speed in industry. He provides leadership to this enterprise effort by drawing on his strong systems and process skills as well as his product and manufacturing management experience gained in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Waters joined Caterpillar in 1978 and holds a patent, which he received in 1985, for algorithms related to adaptive welding.

Kamen holds more than 440 U. S. and foreign patents for innovative devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Notable inventions include the first wearable insulin pump for diabetics, the HomeChoice™ portable peritoneal dialysis machine, the INDEPENDENCE® IBOT® Mobility System and the Segway® Human Transporter. Kamen also founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.

Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int’l (FMA) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and supported by industry partner the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the show is the largest event in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology. The event is expected to bring in an estimated 20,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors. Thousands of buyers and sellers from across the globe will gather at the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show in Las Vegas to exchange products and services, network with peers, preview new products, problem-solve, and educate the industry on the latest technologies.

The 2008 show also will include a METALFORM Pavilion that will display innovations in stamping technology. This pavilion was added as a result of the recently announced new strategic alliance with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA). The first official METALFORM exhibition will take place at the November 2009 show in Chicago.

For more information about the 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show or to register to attend, , visit www. sme. org/fabtech (http://www. sme. org/fabtech), www. fmafabtech. com or www. aws. org/show (http://www. aws. org/show). For customer service, call SME at (800) 733-4763, or (313) 425-3000 (outside the U. S. and Canada). Or, call FMA at (800) 432-2832, or (815) 399-8755 (outside the U. S. and Canada).

The American Welding Society is the largest organization in the world dedicated to advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied processes, including joining, brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spray. AWS provides a variety of industry services, including welding certifications, educational programs, scholarships and workforce development through its foundation and publications. Visit the Society’s Web site at www. aws. org.

The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Int’l is a non-profit educational association dedicated exclusively to metal forming and fabricating professionals. FMA brings the metal forming and fabricating community together through networking sessions, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and award programs, and provides the tools and resources needed by companies to improve operations. Visit www. fmanet. org for more information.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (www. sme. org) is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $91-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1200 member companies include metal stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and roll formers as well as suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. Members are located in 30 countries, with the majority found in North America in 41 states of the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. Visit www. pma. org.

NAM is the nation’s oldest and largest broad-based industrial trade association representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Visit the NAM Web site at www. nam. org for more information about manufacturing and the economy.

LCWA PR: Ben Arens, (800) 837-7123, barens @ lcwa. com
SME: Lori Ann Dick (313) 425-3187, communications @ sme. org
FMA: Pat Lee, (815) 227-8286, patl @ fmafabtech. com
AWS: Ross Hancock, (305) 433-9353 ext. 226, rhancock @ aws. org


GenoMed Charges That Its Cure for Most Kidney Failure Is Being Suppressed

GenoMed Charges That Its Cure for Most Kidney Failure Is Being Suppressed

There are 250,000 people on kidney dialysis in the U. S., 90% of whom have diabetes or high blood pressure as the cause of their kidney failure. Three years ago GenoMed published a way to reverse chronic kidney failure from diabetes or high blood pressure. But none of the organizations looking for cures have been willing to publicize GenoMed's findings. As a result, the public is still unaware that a cure exists.

ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) September 24, 2005

GenoMed (OTC Pink Sheets GMED), a Next Generation Disease Management company whose business is public health, charged today that news of its ability to prevent up to 90% of chronic kidney disease has been suppressed for the past three years.

Three years ago, GenoMed published a peer-reviewed medical article showing how chronic kidney disease due to diabetes and high blood pressure can be prevented. Diabetes and high blood pressure account for 90% of kidney dialysis patients in the United States. Medicare currently spends about $25 billion annually on kidney failure, in the form of dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Prevention is not possible once a patient is on dialysis. There is a narrow window of opportunity when prevention is still possible: before the patient has lost more than half of their kidney function, that is, when their serum creatinine is still less than 2. Patients are still being seen by their primary care providers at this point, and haven't yet been referred to kidney doctors. So education of patients and their primary care providers--general internists and family practitioners--is key.

Reporters required independent confirmation of GenoMed's claims, evidently being unwilling or unable to evaluate the scientific paper for themselves. Yet none of the professional kidney associations has been willing to endorse or attempt to replicate this treatment. Not the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), who were briefed on this treatment a year ago, not the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), an Institute within the National Institutes of Health, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not the National Kidney Foundation, nor the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Kidney Fund, the American Association of Kidney Patients, the numerous regional ESRD Networks which manage dialysis facilities, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association, nor the National Medical Association. Since dialysis primarily affects people of color, the NMA's silence has been particularly hurtful. Nor has the Society of Transplant Surgeons spoken up, although there is a chronic kidney shortage in the U. S., and preventing the need for kidney transplants would certainly help.

Said Dr. David Moskowitz, GenoMed's CEO and Chief Medical Officer, "The American people saw unforgettably how federal, state, and local governments failed the people of New Orleans just three weeks ago. What the American people don't realize is how they've all been short-changed for the past three years. Minorities are much more affected by kidney failure than whites. There's a dialysis boom on Indian reservations."

Dr. Moskowitz continued, "By their silence, the organizations which the public relies on to protect their health have instead let them down, no doubt out of self-interest. Apparently the non-profit organizations have all learned the lesson of the March of Dimes, which, by defeating polio, lost its raison d'etre. Nephrologists and transplant surgeons have forgotten that the goal of every physician is to prevent disease and put themselves out of business."

About GenoMed

GenoMed discovers the genes that cause disease and uses this knowledge to improve patient outcomes. The company's primary commitment is to public health, which involves public education. In addition to having treatments for acute and chronic kidney failure, emphysema, and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and alopecia, GenoMed has developed a broad-spectrum anti-viral approach that should work for avian influenza, and has already worked for West Nile virus. The Centers for Disease Control has similarly suppressed dissemination of GenoMed's treatment for West Nile virus encephalitis. GenoMed's anti-viral treatment was specifically mentioned in BioShield II, currently being debated in the US Senate (see Section 2151 of Senate bill S. 975). To enroll in GenoMed's free clinical trial for West Nile virus, which uses already existing, safe medication present in every drug store and hospital, just go to www. genomed. com and click on the link for the West Nile virus trial.

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MRI Equipment Market to Reach $5.5 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

MRI Equipment Market to Reach $5.5 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment market is projected to reach $5.5 billion by 2010, driven by the introduction of high field systems and new techniques such as functional neuro imaging, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), non-invasive colonoscopy, and breast MR..

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2008

Since the introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the technology has become a ubiquitous diagnostic tool for better understanding of diseases. A trade-off between patient-comfort designs and enhanced diagnostic information highlights the trend in modern MRI equipment research. In this highly sophisticated industry, innovation and service quality are the trump cards of success. Image quality remains the impulse for equipment selection. Field strength is a standard component of image quality as it adds to extended application range, signal-to-noise ratio and short examination times. Use of dedicated MRI systems is expected to witness significant growth due to high imaging quality and cost effectiveness.

Development of 3T scanners has provided the MRI industry an edge over 1.5T scanners, much touted as the industry's 'Gold Standard'. 3T MRI systems are a success story in the MRI market today. Lower examination costs complimented by improved image quality and lesser scan times highlight the pros of 3T scanners.

United States represents the largest market in both dollar and unit terms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment market (http://www. strategyr. com/Magnetic_Resonance_Imaging_MRI_Equipment_Market_Report. asp) in the United States is estimated at $1.9 billion for 2008, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The Very High-Field MRI Systems market (http://www. strategyr. com/Magnetic_Resonance_Imaging_MRI_Equipment_Market_Report. asp) in the United States is projected to reach $968 million by the year 2010. Very High-Field Systems also represent the fastest growing segment, as hospitals and clinics upgrade old equipment with state-of-the-art systems.

Japan represents the second largest market for MRI equipment. The country holds the distinction of featuring the highest MRI scanners per million population. Closed MRI Systems market (http://www. strategyr. com/Magnetic_Resonance_Imaging_MRI_Equipment_Market_Report. asp) in Japan represents the largest product category, accounting for an estimated market share of 84% (in value terms) for 2008. MRI industry is in its infancy in most regions of Asia-Pacific, and countries such as India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, China offering enormous potential for growth. Asia-Pacific is projected to register a CAGR of 11.6% over the period, 2005-2010. Open MRI systems market (http://www. strategyr. com/Magnetic_Resonance_Imaging_MRI_Equipment_Market_Report. asp) in Asia-Pacific is estimated at $81 million for 2008.

GE Healthcare, Siemens Medical Solutions, and Philips Medical Systems dominate the global MRI equipment market. Other prominent players profiled in the report include Esaote SPA, Fonar Corp., Hitachi Medical Corporation, IMRIS, Medinus, Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies, Siemens Medical Solutions, and Toshiba Medical Systems Corp.

The report titled "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., analyzes the global and regional markets under the following segments - Closed MRI Systems and Open MRI Systems. United States market for MRI Equipment is separately analyzed by the following segments categorized by magnetic field strength: Low & Mid-Field Systems, High Field Systems, and Very-High Field Systems. The market is analyzed in terms of value and volume sales over the 2000-2015 period for major geographical markets including United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. The report reviews strategic corporate activity of major market participants.

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Warning Issued by the Federal Congressional Budget Office about Worker Compensation

Warning Issued by the Federal Congressional Budget Office about Worker Compensation

Bad news was heard by anyone who pays for worker compensation when the Federal Congressional Budget Office issued its analysis of the Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act of 2001 (TRIA). The act known as TRIA was a backstop for re-insurance companies in case of a terrorist attack. The Federal Congressional Budget Office is recommending the TRIA be allowed to expire allowing the marketplace the opportunity to prepare for a pro-longed battle against terrorism. One of the main areas that will be affected if TRIA is allowed to expire will be Worker Compensation. Workers Compensation insurance is required to cover against all losses. A near-term, substantial increase is most likely according to the recommendation. Worker Compensation expert, Cary Duke, of The Comp Expert, states business owners can begin to prepare against this warning of substantial increase by addressing the prevention and management of worker injuries.

Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) January 13, 2005

Bad news was heard by anyone who pays for worker compensation when the Federal Congressional Budget Office issued its analysis of the Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act of 2001 (TRIA). The act known as TRIA was a backstop for re-insurance companies in case of a terrorist attack. The Federal Congressional Budget Office is recommending the TRIA be allowed to expire allowing the marketplace the opportunity to prepare for a pro-longed battle against terrorism. One of the main areas that will be affected if TRIA is allowed to expire will be Worker Compensation. Workers Compensation insurance is required to cover against all losses. A near-term, substantial increase is most likely according to the recommendation. Worker Compensation expert, Cary Duke, of The Comp Expert, states business owners can begin to prepare against this warning of substantial increase by addressing the prevention and management of worker injuries.

Most business owners already believe they are paying an excessive amount for their worker compensation insurance. Many states are actively working to fix the broken workers compensation system such as what has occurred in California. Texas and South Carolina have legislative agendas to cover this exact issue. The announcement by Federal Congressional Budget Office is more evidence that business owners must become proactive in preventing their insurance premiums from sky rocketing. The use of injury prevention methods, outside of safety programs, to decrease workers compensation is part of an overall program that risk managers, insurance agents and business owners can implement that create a better workplace. Utilization of pre-employment examinations combined with a post-offer of employment can uncover potential risks. The reason is that questions and answers may be discovered during this process that are not allowed by traditional hiring interviews. Many employees feel as if they are left to fend for themselves if they do become injured. Employers miss a great opportunity to make a difference to their employees when they do not stay involved in the process. Leaving the “system” responsible for getting the employee healthy and able to return to work.

The announcement by the Federal Congressional Budget Office of its recommendation to allow the Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act of 2001 to expire is a warning to all business owners to keep an eye on their insurance program. It is about to change and not for the better. In the face of the challenges presented by this announcement and the many legislative changes occurring, it is more important than ever that business owners find assistance. The Institute of Work Comp Advisors is one such resource. Cary Duke, a certified Work Comp Advisor, believes these experts can make a meaningful difference to assist employers through these challenging times. Mr. Duke can be contacted at info@TheCompExpert. com.

Cary Duke is a licensed insurance agent who specializes in Workers Compensation. Based in Flower Mound, TX, he provides education and consultation on how to gain control of the workers compensation expense to business owners across Texas. He specializes in companies with 50-500 employees. For more information, visit www. TheCompExpert. com or call 972-355-3355. He is also available to speak to associations and groups of 20 or more. A Bio sheet and Q and A are available upon request.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Seven Corners, Inc. Honored as One of the 2010 Indiana Companies to Watch

Seven Corners, Inc. Honored as One of the 2010 Indiana Companies to Watch

Seven Corners, Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2010 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation. Justin Tysdal, Co-Founder and Executive Offer, states “We are excited about the reward and being recognized. Our continued success comes from our employees and their commitment to our company’s mission.”

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 20, 2010

Seven Corners, Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2010 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation. Justin Tysdal, Co-Founder and Executive Offer, states “We are excited about the reward and being recognized. Our continued success comes from our employees and their commitment to our company’s mission.”

Forty-one companies from Indiana will be honored as outstanding second-stage companies during the third annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, held on August 26, 2010, in Indianapolis.

Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates Indiana privately held second-stage companies, typically those businesses that are past the startup phase, are considered to be established, and face issues of growth, not survival.

Companies honored range from traditional businesses involved in manufacturing, financial services and retail trade to high-tech companies working in the life sciences, information technology, telecommunications, and aerospace industries.

About Seven Corners
Seven Corners serves travel health insurance (http://www. sevencorners. com) needs for expatriates, leisure, student, business, government, missionary and volunteer travelers. It offers an extensive selection of international medical, travel medical, and trip cancellation insurance policies to U. S citizens traveling overseas or foreign nationals visiting the United States. Seven Corners has hundreds of thousands of policy holders and a worldwide network of 30,000 agents. The company created and maintains the industry's most comprehensive network of international health care providers that includes thousands of doctors, pharmacies and hospitals around the globe. Seven Corners is a member of the United States Travel Insurance Association, is GSA certified and is currently pursuing a SAS 70 Type II compliant designation. In addition to travel medical insurance, Seven Corners also offers health care administration to the government sector. The company is privately held and headquartered just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, IN. For more information about Seven Corners please call 800-335-0611 or visit www. sevencorners. com.

About Indiana Companies to Watch
Companies to Watch firms must employ between 6 and 150 full-time equivalent employees, have between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue or working capital in place, and demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage or other notable strengths.

This awards program is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies. The impact of these companies on Indiana’s economy is immense. During 2006-2008 Indiana’s resident companies averaged more than 33,000 second-stage establishments according to YourEconomy. org, an online resource of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Those second-stage companies employed more than 784,000 workers.
This program would not be possible without the generous support of Premier Capital Corporation as well as Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Katz, Sapper & Miller, KeyBank and Ivy Tech Community College. The program is also supported by media sponsors BizVoice magazine and Inside Indiana Business.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Social Shopping Web Site Debuts in Pittsburgh at the Mall at Robinson

Social Shopping Web Site Debuts in Pittsburgh at the Mall at Robinson

On Aug. 8, 2009, The Mall at Robinson becomes the first shopping center in Pennsylvania to launch the social networking Web site, Shoptopia, at their center. Shoptopia is a national social shopping networking Web site designed to connect The Mall at Robinson shoppers with others who share their passion for shopping, as well as retailers and other community groups.

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) August 5, 2009

On Aug. 8, 2009, The Mall at Robinson becomes the first shopping center in Pennsylvania to launch the social networking Web site, Shoptopia, at their center. Shoptopia is a national social shopping networking Web site designed to connect The Mall at Robinson shoppers with others who share their passion for shopping, as well as retailers and other community groups.

Shoptopia bridges the gap between online and traditional retail shopping, allowing members to enjoy the benefits of online shopping while reconnecting them with the enjoyment of an in-store shopping experience. Shoptopia members can share insights, product reviews and their passion for shopping, across a community of fellow shoppers, while receiving special discounts and incentives that can be redeemed at Mall at Robinson merchant locations.

“Shoptopia helps us build relationships with customers and provides them with information about the retailers and promotions that are specifically relevant to them,” said Shema Krinsky, marketing director, The Mall at Robinson. “This allows us to translate the online shopping experience into a trip to the mall for people who love the experience of shopping in a store.”

In celebration of Shoptopia’s launch, The Mall at Robinson plans to give the first 200 Shoptopia members who bring their printed Shoptopia profile page to Guest Services at Robinson on Saturday, Aug. 8 a free $10 gift card, while supplies last. All members will be entered into a drawing for a $250 shopping spree, just for signing up for a free membership now through Aug. 16, 2009. In addition, Shoptopia will award special prize giveaways to shoppers throughout the day on Aug. 8 via a special text message mobile campaign.

Using Shoptopia is simple. Users sign up to create a profile and personalize their shopping preferences. They can discover, collect and organize favorite products with Shoptopia Lists, seek the opinions of like-minded shoppers and share a shopping experience with family and friends in the Talk section. Shoppers can engage across all major retail categories including, Women’s Fashion, Men’s Fashion, Kids, Gadgets, Home, Health & Beauty, and Eco-Green.

Once users create a profile that identifies their preferences, they enjoy exclusive perks and deals from Shoptopia and The Mall at Robinson. Retailers can build relationships with customers who frequent their stores and provide these shoppers with the product information and promotions that are relevant to them.

Shoptopia is also launching at Charleston Town Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Following the launches in Pittsburgh and Charleston, Shoptopia will continue to roll out to more than 20 shopping centers nationwide by the end of the year.

About Shoptopia
Shoptopia is an online shopping experience where members can share their love for their favorite brands, discover new products, seek shopping advice from a community of friends, family and peers, and receive exclusive benefits from local shopping centers. Shoptopia is the creation of Mallfinder Network, the leading developer and provider of interactive marketing services for the shopping center industry since 1997. Mallfinder develops and hosts Web sites, manages e-mail and mobile marketing campaigns, and coordinates the delivery of brand and retailer content. Experience Shoptopia at http://www. shoptopia. com

About The Mall at Robinson
The Mall at Robinson is an 863,791 square-foot, regional shopping center located in Robinson Township, at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 22/30 on Robinson Centre Drive. The Center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears, and includes more than 120 premier shops, Houlihan’s and a food court. For more information, visit http://www. shoprobinsonmall. com. The Mall at Robinson is owned and managed Forest City Enterprises, Inc., an $11.7 billion NYSE-listed national real estate company. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www. forestcity. net.


Wowing the National Retail Federation Convention

Wowing the National Retail Federation Convention

Creative Realties' CEO, Jason Friedman, Explains the Anatomy of Wow

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) February 12, 2009

The DESiGN STUDiO at the 98th National Retail Federation Convention & Expo kicked off on January 12th with Jason Friedman's presentation, "The Anatomy of Wow." Friedman, CEO and founder of Fairfield, NJ-based experiential marketing and branding company, Creative Realities, explained that the best way to reach shoppers is through experiences that wow.

"A wow is a surprise of an elevated magnitude," said Friedman. "We have become so saturated with traditional advertising and marketing campaigns that we've built up an immunity. In today's economic climate, retailers have to reach their customers on a gut level. And the only way to do that is to wow them."

Friedman punctuated his explanation of wow with high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech examples successful retailers have used to engage shoppers. One example was the REI store in Seattle, which caters to outdoor enthusiasts. REI installed a 65-foot climbing wall inside its store to bring the climbing experience directly to its shoppers. "It is important to give shoppers the experience they most want, right then and there," said Friedman. "Shoppers want immediacy."

Friedman talked about the importance of bringing memorable experiences to the forefront of customers' minds. As an example, he discussed the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where authentic-looking dinosaur puppets roam the corridors, simultaneously startling and delighting visitors. Video footage aired during the presentation showed the reactions of museum goers as they stood face-to-face with a seemingly live Tyrannosaurus Rex. The short film ended, a roar was heard backstage, and a T-Rex puppet, designed by ERTH and on loan from the Natural History Museum, lumbered into the studio.

"There must have been a hundred cameras taking pictures," said Dan Butler, VP of Merchandising and Retail Operations for the NRF "The dinosaur really added another level to the whole experience."

Friedman is an authority on creating visceral environments and experiences for organizations in varied fields. His company, Creative Realities, has clients that include retailers (Foot Locker, Radio Shack, Samsung, T-Mobile, Time Warner), banks (Bank of America, Wachovia), hotels (Hyatt, W Hotels), and universities (Harvard University, Stanford University), among others. Creative Realities is also helping to create the environment for the largest retail and entertainment complex in the United States, Meadowlands Xanadu.

Creative Realities is an experiential branding and marketing firm that creates wow environments and customer experiences for organizations in the fields of retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, education, and general corporate. Its clients include Bank of America, Foot Locker, Harvard University, Hyatt, Meadowlands Xanadu, Radio Shack, Samsung, Stanford University, T-Mobile, TiVo, and Time Warner. In 2007 and 2008, Creative Realities was named to Inc. magazine's "Inc. 5000" list of America's fastest-growing, privately-held companies. For more information, visit www. cri. com, and the blog, www. theanatomyofwow. com.

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Skincare Anti-Aging Breakthrough: Idebenol and Idebenone Skin Care Arrives

Skincare Anti-Aging Breakthrough: Idebenol and Idebenone Skin Care Arrives

Skincare-News. com explains the long-awaited arrival of idebenol and idebenone, two potent anti-aging ingredients.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2008

Used to treat Alzheimer's disease, depression and stroke, idebenone only recently entered the skin care market with a big, exciting bang; dermatologists and patients alike anticipated its arrival. Idebenol, a similar ingredient, has also enjoyed surging popularity. Skincare-News. com's latest article, "Idebenol and Idebenone," discusses the research behind both idebenol and idebenone and how they are effective anti-aging ingredients.
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For one, idebenol and idebenone guard skin against free radical damage, says dermatologist Audrey Kunin, M. D. It's free radicals, or environmental factors, including chemicals, pollutants and cigarette smoke, that damage skin and cause signs of aging, such as Idebenol. UV rays also produce free radicals, harming cell proteins and lipids, causing cell damage and death, Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey tells SkinStore. One study found that idebenol protects cells from UV damage and death, whereas untreated cells had a much higher death rate, adds Dr. Mowrey.

Research also suggests idebenol boosts skin renewal, a process where skin cells go through stages of growing, flaking away and being replaced by new cells, clarifies Dr. Mowrey. In younger people, the renewal rate is faster than older people. Dr. Mowrey cites a study where renewal rates were measured for a mature group -- averaging 67 years old -- and a young group -- averaging 29 years old. The mature group applied idebenol, whereas the young group received no treatment. The mature group's average renewal rate dropped from 24.1 days -- their rate before treatment -- to 18.6 days. The young group's renewal rate was 16.6 days on average. So, this study suggests that idebenol speeds up cell renewal, producing smooth, new skin to replace rough, older skin.

Idebenone: Described as a "high-octane antioxidant" by Linda Dyett in an article for Prevention magazine, idebenone is viewed as a super-antioxidant. A variant of Coenzyme Q10, idebenone might actually be more powerful than its chemical cousin. For instance, Coenzyme Q10 is open to oxidization, which actually creates harmful free radicals. Idebenone doesn't do this, giving it an advantage. Smart SkinCare's Dr. Todorov -- biologist and cell researcher -- also notes that idebenone might fight off free radicals better than Coenzyme Q10. However, he adds that studies directly comparing Coenzyme Q10 and idebenone as skin treatments are needed. According to Dr. Kunin, specific tests that measure an antioxidant's efficiency have suggested idebenone's superiority over other antioxidants, including Coenzyme Q10, vitamin E and C and kinetin.

Currently, both idebenol and idebenone are included separately in various anti-aging creams. You might want to talk with your dermatologist about the best formula for a particular skin type's needs.

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Hives is a skin condition, often brought on by an allergic reaction, that can manifest in several ways. Sometimes called Urticaria, this skin condition is characterized by the spontaneous development of small, localized reddish or itchy marks, called whelps or wheals, to a full-blown rash that covers the entire body. The marks may appear anywhere on the body, including, including hands, feet and even the tongue and typically, hives last on the skin for as little as a few hours, or up to several days, depending upon the severity of the reaction. If the allergic reaction is particularly aggressive, some cases of urticaria may persist intermittently for several months, and these types of hives are called chronic urticaria.

Vitamin A: Retinoids
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Derivatives of vitamin A, retinoids are found in a bevy of products and treat many skincare concerns and conditions. Specifically, as an effective acne treatment, retinoids slow the growth of cells inside the hair follicles, preventing these cells from clogging pores, which can contribute to acne. Retinoids also boast anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, topical retinoid treatments have many anti-aging benefits.

In the 'Tween of Things
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While acne or dry, flaky skin may not seem like anything that should worry a 10-year old, these skin conditions are quickly becoming the domain of young children. Because young teenagers are still facing some of their most formative growing years, approaching skincare for this age group must be thoughtful and carefully selected. Before skin problems such as acne or dryness have a chance to impact on a young child's skin, take control of them with smart, caring skincare geared towards young skin.

Boost your Night-time Routine for Beautiful Skin
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Is a night-time skincare routine really necessary? Isn't splashing water on the face enough? A basic night-time skincare routine combined with some quality shut-eye can really do wonders for the skin. A few simple steps are all that are needed for a nightly facial skincare routine. Don't think of a night-time routine as an extra chore, but rather as a series of steps to pamper the skin and keep it healthy.

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