Saturday, March 31, 2007

Beverly Enterprises also now offers rehabilitative services on a contract basis to nursing homes

Beverly Enterprises also now offers rehabilitative services on a contract basis to nursing homes.

(PRWEB) February 27, 2004

Research and Markets announces the addition of the Beverly Enterprises Business Intelligence Report to its offerings.

Beverly Enterprise is one of the largest operators of nursing facilities in the U. S. Beverly Enterprises operates skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, home care and hospice agencies, and outpatient therapy clinics. Through AEGIS Therapies, Beverly Enterprises also offers rehabilitative services on a contract basis to nursing homes operated by Beverly as well as other companies.

Beverly Enterprises, in 2003, operates 452 skilled nursing facilities, as well as 29 assisted living centers, and 49 home care and hospice agencies. Beverly Home Care consists of hospice care, home health services, infusion therapy and home medical equipment at 56 locations. Beverly sold its MATRIX outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 2003.

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Canadian Defense Department's R&D Center Validates Low-Intensity Green Light Therapy Technology for Night Shift Work

Canadian Defense Department's R&D Center Validates Low-Intensity Green Light Therapy Technology for Night Shift Work

Sunnex Biotechnologies announces the Canadian Defense Department's R&D Center has determined that the Lo-LIGHT tower with its patented low-intensity GreenLIGHT technology is the best phototherapeutic (light therapy) device for light management in a night shift adaptation program. This study confirms the superiority of low-intensity Green LIGHT technology for light management in programs to improve the health and performance of night shift workers over other light therapy devices.

Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) October 2, 2007

Sunnex Biotechnologies is pleased to announce that a study comparing phototherapeutic (light therapy) devices by the Canadian Defense Department's Research and Development Center confirms the effectiveness and advantages of their patented low-intensity GreenLIGHT technology over high-intensity light therapy technologies. (Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, July 2007).

The study was designed to select the optimal light therapy device for ongoing research into the use of light management to improve operational performance during night shift operations. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) compared the Sunnex Biotechnologies Lo-LIGHT tower with the FeelBright Light™, experimental LED spectacles, and the Litebook®, a device that primarily emits blue light. The study concluded: "The (Lo-LIGHT) tower was the best device (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/ref/ref3.html), producing melatonin suppression and circadian phase change while relatively free of side effects."

Improving Worker Performance and Health with Green Light Management (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/shiftwork/shift%20work. html)

Murray Waldman, President of Sunnex Biotechnologies, explained "In today's 24-7 world, alertness is essential for operating complex equipment. Judgments made in a control room can have a major impact on operational safety. Light management is useful for improving the alertness and performance of night shift workers, while combating the health problems associated with night shift work. The study by DRDC demonstrates that the GreenLIGHT System is the most effective technology for bringing the benefits of light management into the work place."

GreenLIGHT and Light Management in the U. S. Coast Guard's CEMS Program (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/shiftwork/cems. html)

Waldman noted, "GreenLIGHT lamps were used to develop a light management protocol for the U. S. Coast Guard's Crew Endurance Management System (CEMS). The protocol was developed after years of trials on operational Coast Guard cutters and commercial vessels with GreenLIGHT lamps. These trials demonstrated the practicality of using this low-intensity Green Light technology in the workplace."

The CEMS program is in the process of being implemented by a number of commercial marine companies in the U. S. One customer, (Penn Maritime Inc.) reported in the September 2007 CEMS Newsletter (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/Penn%20Maritime%20-%20CEMS. pdf), "tugboat crews are using the green help them get acclimated and allow them to get the proper amount of uninterrupted sleep they need. They find the green light helps them the more that they use it." European marine companies are also beginning to examine the benefits of a CEMS program for coping with fatigue on the night shift. A Norwegian marine company, Eidesvik AS, has had success with the GreenLIGHT System on platform supply vessels, and is expanding the use of the GreenLIGHT System on its fleet.

The GreenLIGHT System is Suitable for Any Work Site and Flexible on the Job (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/sleep%20studies. html)

The GreenLIGHT System is adaptable to any workplace environment. Waldman invites inquiries from companies wishing to improve night shift safety and performance, as well as the health of their night shift workers.


Sunnex Biotechnologies is a leader in lighting technology for combating the health and performance problems associated with working at night, as well as for the treatment of sleep and mood disorders. Their patented low-intensity green light technology(200-400 lux) (http://www. sunnexbiotech. com/noframes/400vs6000m. html) is ideal for chronobiological interventions, comfortably providing the equivalent effect as 10,000 lux of bright light, yet adaptable to any environment. An important benefit of this low-intensity technology is that it does not expose the user to the risk of retinal damage, a problem inherent with the use of bright light, or blue light therapy devices. Sunnex Biotechnologies is based in Winnipeg, Canada.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Bottled Water Industry: Putting Flavor In Takes The Boring Out--Explosive Growth Expected to Continue as Companies Like Water Sensations® Provide Critical H2O Add-ins

Bottled Water Industry: Putting Flavor In Takes The Boring Out--Explosive Growth Expected to Continue as Companies Like Water Sensations® Provide Critical H2O Add-ins

The bottled water industry has recorded unprecedented growth during the past decade. Although adults are well-aware of the health benefits of drinking water, more than a third of them say they don’t drink it because they don’t like the taste, they think its just too boring, they prefer other beverages, or they simply forget. Future growth in the water market will depend upon flavor innovations that can “take the boring” out of water. The trend is a new beverage category of single serve, or as some call it “on the go,” flavor enhancers for water.

SOUTHPORT, CT (PRWEB) August 31, 2006

The bottled water industry has recorded unprecedented growth during the past decade, surging from just under $3.5 billion in sales in 1995 to more than $10 billion in 2005, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. At the same time, a survey commissioned by the BMC found that, although adults are well-aware of the health benefits of drinking water, more than a third of them say they don’t drink it because they don’t like the taste, they think its just too boring, they prefer other beverages, or they simply forget. Future growth in the water market will depend upon flavor innovations that can “take the boring” out of water. The trend is a new beverage category of single serve, or as some call it “on the go,” flavor enhancers for water.

“Although Americans still choose soda by a 2-1 margin over water, we know that the trend is definitely shifting,” notes Nina Riley, founder and CEO of Water Sensations, Inc. “While soda sales are flat, the growth is in bottled water, flavor enhancers for water, non-carbonated energy drinks and fruit juices. This tells us that consumers are looking for flavor as well as health benefits,” she adds.

In fact, the industry expects much of the future growth of bottled water to occur in the area of innovative flavor and health “add-ins.” While sales of some of the early entrants in this category are promising, Riley notes that consumers want more convenience and flexibility, which is missing in many of the products on the shelves today. “There are consumers who prefer to make just one serving of flavored water rather than a whole pitcher. Some want to be able to pack a small flavor enhancer in their bag and add it to water at work or at school. There are those who want just a hint of flavor, while others wish to have twice as much. There are those who enjoy one flavor all the time, and those who would like to decide among several flavors, or even combine flavors together to create their own distinct bottle of water,” Riley notes. “The current pre-flavored bottled water market leaves them behind.”

Until recently, the “water flavoring add-in” market also left much to be desired. “The choices were all powders and often failed to fully emulsify. And they were packaged in serving sizes for a full pitcher, making them a less-than-ideal choice for those on the go,” Riley notes. What’s more, many are laden with sugar, artificial colors and other ingredients that are antithetical to the healthy lifestyle water drinkers tend to embrace.

However, the concept of a convenient, single serve, non-powdered, healthful way for consumers to add flavor to their own water without adding calories, artificial colors and flavors or sugar, inspired Riley and her partner, Carolyn Frzop, to launch Water Sensations, a line of clear liquid flavor enhancers for water. They envisioned a sugar-free, calorie-free, carb-free, single serve, clear liquid flavoring packet that could be added to water in order to make it “more flavorful and fun to drink than plain water.” Unlike powder add-ins, Water Sensations requires no stirring or shaking. The product comes in 6 natural fruit flavors, packaged in cartons containing convenient foil single-serve packets, available at more than 3,500 stores nationwide. (For more information, visit www. watersensations. com.) The private company’s first-year revenues topped $1 million, and projections call for more than doubling that for the next fiscal year.

“So many people need to drink more water,” Riley notes, citing the BMC survey which revealed that on average, Americans drink about six of the recommended eight 8-ounce servings of water each day. What’s more, they also drink nearly six servings of non-hydrating, diuretic beverages each day, such as coffee, tea or caffeinated sodas. In fact, consumers drinking a lot of non-hydrating, diuretic beverages need to drink even more than the recommended servings of water each day to compensate for the negative effects from these drinks. “Creating healthy, flavorful products that make water more exciting, and enjoyable will help our industry continue to reach record growth and, perhaps even more importantly, will help our customers achieve better health,” Riley concludes.

About Water Sensations, Inc.

Water Sensations, Inc. markets the industry’s newest water enhancer, Water Sensations®, as the first clear liquid flavor enhancer for water. All natural flavor and sweetened with sucralose, Water Sensations® is sugar free, calorie free and carbohydrate free. Water Sensations® is available in more than 3,500 stores in the U. S., including Target, Shop & Stop, Giant, The Food Emporium, IGA, Big Y, Kroger and more. Water Sensations, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Nina Riley, a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in classic marketing and brand management for companies including Philips Electronics, Unilever, Lipton, General Foods and General Mills. Ms. Riley has developed brand strategy, retail strategic alliances, advertising campaigns and joint ventures for high profile brands including Norelco Razors, Lipton Soups and Side Dishes, Wishbone Salad Dressings, Lawry’s Seasoning, Ragu Chicken Tonight Simmer Sauces, Post Cereal and more. She holds an MBA from Penn State and a BS from Ithaca College. More information on Ms. Riley and her company, Water Sensations, can be found online at www. WaterSensations. com.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

AP9 BusinessMax Prepares Business Travelers for Their Next Trip

AP9 BusinessMax Prepares Business Travelers for Their Next Trip

AP9 Business Max Teaches Business Travelers How to Pick the Best Luggage for Never-Ending Business Trips.

Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) August 3, 2007

Meeting clients, promoting a new product or service, and attending events are all good reasons to travel for business and not for pleasure today. With companies becoming global, more and more people find themselves traveling from city to city and country to country to close deals, make presentations, or visit the corporate office. One suggestion from AP9 BusinessMax (http://www. businessmax-program. com/), a leading membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC featuring discounts on office supplies and services, professional development and more, is to use top-quality, light luggage during those never-ending business trips.

The majority of business travelers are always in a hurry, notes AP9 Business Max (http://www. businessmax-program. com/BusinessMax_qanda. html), and don't really have time to pack several bags -- much less check them at the airport. What they need is luggage that holds all of their necessary belongings but is still compact enough to be a carry-on. That way, when the plane lands, the traveler can simply get off the plane and head to the next destination without wasting any time waiting for checked luggage.

AP9 BusinessMax has several recommendations to keep in mind while shopping for the ideal business luggage. Beyond options such as price, color, material, and style, be sure to take the following characteristics into consideration before reaching a final decision:

-- Choose a carry-on. As noted before, business travelers tend to have very tight schedules, and time is money. Luggage that can be lugged anywhere at any time can save them the extra half-hour usually needed to pick up their luggage and even prevent the inconvenience of losing or missing their luggage. Just remember to follow the size guidelines offered by the airlines to ensure that what you buy will fit in the overhead compartment. Most bags within the 24" x 14" x 9" (61 x 35.5 x 23-cm) size range are considered acceptable on all planes.

-- Get some wheels. Lots of walking and even running are part of the daily schedule of a business traveler. To help your daily routines, it is important that you have luggage with wheels to make it easier to get around airports, hotels, and the like. Heavy-duty wheels (some have durable in-line skate wheels) and a sturdy base are two essential characteristics for business travel luggage.

-- The more compartments, the better. A large number of small pockets can really come in handy. Having enough compartments to separate personal care items from important documents and business suits will make your trip less stressful. You shouldn't have to worry about your shampoo exploding onto your business suit when you're trying to concentrate on your next presentation or on closing that deal.

Of course, if you travel a lot, you'll also want to consider characteristics such as durability, expandability, warranty, and price when picking out luggage. Just remember that, as a business traveler, you can make your life easier by only packing what you really need, notes AP9 Business Max.

About AP9 Business Max:
AP9 BusinessMax (http://www. businessmax-program. com/) is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing (http://www. adaptivemarketing. com/) is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at (http://www. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Business Max.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Online Home Business Newbies Drowning in Information but Short on Facts

Online Home Business Newbies Drowning in Information but Short on Facts

More and more people are becoming disaffected with the daily grind of commuting to and from work. As the Internet creates new opportunities for earning a healthy income an increasing number of us are turning to the web to start a home business. But beginners to home working are facing information overload. What can be done to help?

(PRWEB) December 12, 2005

As road traffic increases year by year, and commuter trains become ever more crammed, the 'work from home' option is becoming increasingly appealing to more people. Some jobs lend themselves to working from home: journalism and bookkeeping for example, and many in these professions take advantage of the work at home option. But for the rest, there is no alternative to being at their place of work. But the Internet provides a possible way out.

With about 1.1 billion people on line in 2005 and another 700 million due to join soon, the Internet represents a marketplace of staggering proportions to anyone who wants to try to make money from it. But over 96.5% of Internet business startups fail within two years. The technology is so sophisticated and the jargon so baffling that people find it difficult to make a success of business in the competitive world of the Internet.

'We are thirsting for knowledge but drowning in information'

A recent survey of Internet business beginners shows that most of the home business help sites are too complex to be of use. 'These sites just overwhelm the visitor with huge amounts of repeated information, with no consideration of how it can be of assistance.' says Dr John Prendergast, an analyst of business startups. 'What work from home beginners need is a source of sequentially presented, easy to follow information on how to build an attractive website, how to odraw in lots of visitors and how to convert the stream of visitors into customers. It also needs to be impartial, the majority of sites have an alternative agenda of which users should be aware.'

We've tried to provide what people need at our own site, www. homebusinessdirectory. ws, and it seems to be filling a niche. We've cut out all the clutter and have had a lot of favourable comments.

So what can an Internet beginner expect to earn from their efforts? It varies enormously - the Web abounds with tales of complete beginners earning six-figure sums each month, within a few weeks of starting. There's no doubt that this sort of thing is achievable but it is exceptional. With a little imagination and effort, is should be possible to bring in between $500 and $1500 per month after three months.

'We can look forward to a strong growth in this sector' says Dr Prendergast, 'more and more people are beginning to realize that they can improve their lifestyle by working from home. People have always wanted to do it, it's just that the Internet now puts the dream within reach for those bold enough to grasp the nettle.'

Dr. John Prendergast studies Startup Internet Businesses and publishes his findings in a newsletter entitled "The HomeIncome Newsletter"

Contact Dr. John Prendergast for more information. Direct line: 01603 813239

Web: http://www. homebusinessdirectory. ws (http://www. homebusinessdirectory. ws)


Friday, March 23, 2007

Corporations Eyeing Costa Rica Rentals for Meetings and Incentives

Corporations Eyeing Costa Rica Rentals for Meetings and Incentives

Financial pressures and industry trends boost exposure for boutique meeting venues.

San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 8, 2009

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for incentive travel, company events and business trips for both U. S. and Latin America-based corporations. Beach resort destinations like the Paradisus Playa Conchal and San Jose meeting locations such as the Real InterContinental and Ramada Plaza Herradura are well accustomed to handling these large corporate groups.

It is no secret that these hotels and other chains worldwide have been hit hard by streamlined corporate budgets. Under pressure to cut costs, companies are allocating less money for international travel, conventions and incentive trips. A new trend is emerging to adjust to these economic pressures. Instead of skimping on quality, money-conscious corporations are limiting their guest lists, which once reached upwards of 300, to more elite incentive-based trips for 30 or less.

What the Costa Rica lacks in terms of large-scale resorts and convention centers, it makes up for with an abundant supply of boutique hotels and luxury rentals. These properties are positioned to benefit from this trend by offering small meeting venues with amenities like audiovisual equipment, event planning and personalized service. Guests still include executives and top employees and clients; they just have to work harder to earn the invitation.

Such incentive groups seek a combination of business facilities, convenience and recreational activities. Golf, eco-tourism, shopping, and cultural or adventure tours are the top requested activities, all of which are plentiful in Costa Rica. With a tourism industry eager to find new sources of revenue, many small hotels and vacation rental operators in Costa Rica are already onboard to cater to the boutique business venue trend.

Case Studies

A Texas-based medical company recently hosted a 5-day reunion with 10 employees along Costa Rica's north Pacific Coast at Villa Buena Onda (www. mycostaricavilla. com), a private, all-inclusive, 7-bedroom ocean view property. They chose the property primarily due to its convenient location 20 minutes from the Liberia international airport, its size, scalable rates and full-time staff.

The group hosted daily meetings at the villa's second story, open air lounge with the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop. Despite the unique location, they still had access to meeting necessities such as wireless Internet, whiteboards and a projector. The privacy of the property allowed them to host their discussions in an informal atmosphere, promoting the flow of ideas. All the while, the full-time staff catered their all inclusive meals, drinks and snacks, permitting the group to focus completely on their meetings.

Villa Buena Onda Concierge, Dayana Villalobos, said that the Texas group was the third to host business meetings at the villa, while two other corporations hosted incentive trips. "The difference between the two is a very fine line" Villalobos said. "Both incentive groups and the companies that hosted meetings treated their time at the villa like a working vacation, enjoying private excursions and special activities for the employees in-between informal meetings."

For larger groups looking for a private business trip at a great deal, residential clubs like the Reserva Conchal in Guanacaste (www. vacationscostarica. com/hotels/Reserva_Conchal. htm (http://www. vacationscostarica. com/hotels/Reserva_Conchal. htm )) and the Los Sueños Marriott in Playa Herradura both offer privately owned rental condos. These have access to restaurants, golf courses and other 5-star club facilities. At Reserva Conchal, guests can reserve conference facilities seating up to 80 people, while still maintaining a boutique and personalized feel by renting separate condos in the same building or complex.

Locally-based multinationals are credited for starting the trend by utilizing the country's tourism infrastructure to their advantage, rather than sending top employees to Mexico or all-inclusive destinations that specialize in catering to groups of 200 or more. Airfare prices and health risks compelled many of these companies to turn their sights homeward. As a result, the local rental industry learned to embrace this niche market, and companies in major U. S. cities with direct flights to Costa Rica like Dallas, New York and Miami soon followed suit.

For information on Corporate and Incentive Travel to Costa Rica, contact:

Joan Borreli

Business Travel Expert
1-800-606-1860 xt. 207
Costa Rican Vacations
Www. vacationscostarica. com


Thursday, March 22, 2007

“Today’s Family” to feature Canada’s Mohawk College

“Today’s Family” to feature Canada’s Mohawk College

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, located in Ontario, is one of CanadaÂ’s leading educational institutions with a solid reputation for excellence in learning, quality and innovative programs focused on job-ready graduates.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2005

Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Mohawk College for its innovative, educational television series, Today’s Family. The company will be featured in a segment on “The Importance of Choosing the Right College.”

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, located in Ontario, is one of CanadaÂ’s leading educational institutions with a solid reputation for excellence in learning, quality and innovative programs focused on job-ready graduates. The college is committed to supporting the individual development of every student, as well as providing meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning. The staff values and supports the rich diversity of the students by providing market-driven programs and services that build knowledge and skills, while cultivating attitudes of commendable citizenship.

A total of 101 full-time certificate, diploma, and degree programs in applied arts, business, health sciences, human services, and technology are offered at Mohawk College. Each year more than 10,000 full time students enroll, leading Mohawk to be one of the largest colleges in Ontario. The college is a leader in engineering technology education and the largest apprenticeship trainer in the province with more than 3,000 apprenticeship students. Healthcare education is another area of excellence and specialization for the college. Also, Mohawk is the largest education center in Ontario for the training of professionals in medical imaging and is a national leader in the delivery of nursing programs. Through a variety of recognized programs, the college is committed to practical learning thatÂ’s relevant for todayÂ’s workplace. Almost every degree or diploma program at Mohawk includes some form of experiential learning through lab or fieldwork, clinical placement, or co-operative education work terms.

Although academics are important, having a fun and active social life is a vital part of the college experience as well. Mohawk College maintains a student-friendly atmosphere where itÂ’s easy to meet people and get involved in campus activities. The college Student Life Department and the very active Mohawk StudentÂ’s Association work hard to keep students entertained with a wide variety of orientation activities, student appreciation days, concerts, and weekly pub nights. The student center is financed and run by students so they have a complete say in what is offered. There are also plenty of varsity athletics and recreational activities available at Mohawk. Team sports such as basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and baseball present students with lots of opportunities for fun, fitness, and competition.

StudentsÂ’ futures are at the heart of all Mohawk College does! For more information, see http://www. mohawkcollege. ca (http://www. mohawkcollege. ca)


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

PrimeSuite EHR Software Solution Introduces New Advanced Allergy Module

PrimeSuite EHR Software Solution Introduces New Advanced Allergy Module

Unprecedented Features and Functionality Fully Integrated into Interoperable EHR Software Solution for ENT, Allergy Practices

Carrollton, GA (PRWEB) October 31, 2010

Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the most advanced allergy module available in an integrated electronic health record (EHR) software solution for ear, nose and throat (ENT) and allergy physician practices. Developed in conjunction with a leading ENT and allergy testing and treatment practice, the Greenway® Allergy Module for PrimeSuite® provides unmatched allergy testing, serum creation, allergy shot record, lot maintenance and reporting functionality for today's ENT and allergy practice groups.

Greenway's Allergy Module for PrimeSuite, the company's integrated EHR software, practice management and interoperability solution, automates and streamlines the full spectrum of patient allergy treatment from the initial patient encounter through injection record tracking, and integrates all relevant data through billing and claims processing, including:
Tracking of allergens testing Serum development and auto filling of final serum sheet Lot administration and reporting Automated patient tracking to determine adherence to serum regimen

In addition, the new Allergy Module from Greenway provides unique digital charting on a per-patient basis:
Discrete data for reporting and analysis Vial details and allergen definition Injection site and dose amount Reactions, orders and comments Patient education availability

The new Greenway Allergy Module is currently in operation at co-developer Advanced ENT and Allergy, LLC, an eight-location, 14-provider practice based in Louisville, Ky. that serves close to 3,000 patients.

According to Michele Marry, allergy manager for Advanced ENT and Allergy, "Greenway's Allergy Module for PrimeSuite provides a level of functionality that surpasses any other system I am aware of. The reporting system allows us to track productivity, while the digital filling of the serum sheet is probably one of the most beneficial features. It used to take 30 minutes to hand write a serum recipe, and now the PrimeSuite Allergy Module does it in about a second,” said Marry.

"The new Allergy Module streamlines the entire documentation and patient charting process,” continued Marry. "From the first patient skin test all the way through to placement of the injection record, we never have to pull a paper chart, and we can easily track patients to determine when their serum expires so we can alert the patient. We could never do that electronically before.”

Tee Green, Greenway's President and CEO, pointed to the close relationship between the company's software developers and its customers as a key factor in creating the robust feature set of the new Allergy Module. "Greenway was founded on the principle that close cooperation between our own software developers and our physician practice customers is critical to our ongoing ability to meet their specific needs,” said Green. "The development of our new Allergy Module is another in the growing succession of collaborative relationships that have enabled us to succeed in helping improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare providers in a wide range of specialties.”

The new Allergy Module will be available to new and existing PrimeSuite customers by the end of the year.

About Advanced ENT and Allergy, LLC
Advanced ENT and Allergy provides a full spectrum of ear, nose and throat care as well as a full complement of head and neck surgery. Our dedicated medical professionals provide a complete array of diagnostic and therapeutic services for any and all healthcare needs associated with the head and neck. In addition to general ENT we have specialized medical expertise available through our five centers of excellence: The Allergy Center, The Hearing Center, The Sinus Center, The Thyroid Center, The Pediatric Center, Clinical Research and Aesthetic Center. Another invaluable service to our referring physicians and patients is our Clinical Research Center which positions Advanced ENT and Allergy to participate in the testing and development of cutting edge medical products and services. For more information about Advanced ENT and Allergy, visit http://www. advancedentandallergy. com/.

About EHR Software Solution Provider Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.:
Greenway Medical Technologies provides breakthrough EHR software, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 23,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through advanced health IT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency. PrimeSuite® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately-held company with more than 400 employees.

For more information about Greenway, visit greenwaymedical. com. You can also follow developments at Greenway through online and social media:

Greenway on Twitter: http://bit. ly/GreenwayTwitter #PrimeLdr10 Twitter feed archive: http://bit. ly/PrimeLdr10 Greenway on Facebook: http://bit. ly/GreenwayFacebook Greenway on YouTube: http://bit. ly/GreenwayYouTube BlogEHR: http://bit. ly/BlogEHR

For more information, Contact:
Greg Fulton, Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (770) 262-2347, GregFulton(at)GreenwayMedical(dot)com


Monday, March 19, 2007

StrandVision Debuts Digital Signage Scheduler

StrandVision Debuts Digital Signage Scheduler

StrandVision LLC, a provider of Internet hosted digital signage services, today announced scheduling capabilities for its StrandVision Digital Signs.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (PRWEB) February 28, 2006

StrandVision LLC (http://www. strandvision. com (http://www. strandvision. com)), a provider of Internet hosted digital signage services, today announced scheduling capabilities for its StrandVision Digital Signs. The scheduler enables StrandVision digital signage subscribers to specify starting and ending dates along with times for each individual message that is distributed to viewing displays. This enables businesses and organizations to feature promotions aimed at particular audiences throughout the day, week or year.

Subscribers have the ability to target specific audiences at different times of the day, or days of the week. Each page can have a starting and ending time along with the day(s) of the week the message is to be displayed. Restaurants can now use one screen to display their specials and automatically replace mid-day lunch menu promotions with evening dinner menus; health clubs can feature mother/child information during their peak visiting hours after school and adult team schedules for other hours; banks can deliver employee messages before branches open and customer promotions during banking hours.

Using the date scheduler, subscribers can deliver different messages at different times of the month or year. For Instance, banks can feature loan rates at the correct start date to avoid premature announcements, which can result in confusion and potential advertising liability; grocery stores can time in-store specials to coincide with newspaper inserts and flyers; holiday messages can be set up to be replayed at the right time from year to year.

In addition, using the capabilities of StrandVision’s recently announced digital player (See release at: www. strandvision. com/?press0603 (http://www. strandvision. com/?press0603)), combined with additional channel/location subscriptions, subscribers can send custom messages to different digital displays at locations around the building or around the world. This feature, coupled with the scheduler, can be especially helpful for marketers who want to test promotional messages for product and demographic performance at different times of the day or month in various locations.

“Our customers have been requesting the ability to do more targeted signage playback,” said Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. “So, we designed a flexible, easy-to–administer scheduling system that allows subscribers to simply log into their accounts and select the dates and times for display. No need to send a request to a service company and wait for the update; no extra charge for the service; no delay – select the dates and times and it’s updated on the next screen refresh. This new scheduling capability fits our approach of simplicity, economy and timeliness with customer needs being top priority.”

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, previously Online-Kiosks, delivers low-cost, high-availability hosted digital signage services to businesses. StrandVision eliminates the need for complex and expensive onsite hardware since it delivers content directly over the Internet, using standard Unix/Linux, Mac or Windows PC equipment, to televisions and computer displays in subscribers’ offices and businesses. StrandVision’s easy-to-setup and easy-to-update Web-based service enables administrators and authorized users to maintain and quickly distribute text messages and graphics, including advertisements and video content, national and local weather and news, stocks and other information of interest. It is ideal for medical and dental offices (patient education), banks (video merchandising), industrial distributors (vendor-sponsored advertising), employee break rooms (events and benefits) and other business applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and resellers (http://www. strandvision. com/?p=installers (http://www. strandvision. com/?p=installers)). Additional information about StrandVision and a free trial subscription are available at http://www. strandvision. com (http://www. strandvision. com), or by calling 715-833-9501 x200.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Drink Detective Introduced To Las Vegas Market

Drink Detective Introduced To Las Vegas Market

Internet marketing and PR firm, LJP Marketing, introduces drink spiking detection kit to Las Vegas merchants in conjunction with Drug Rape Awareness Campaign

Huntington Beach Calif. (PRWEB) April 3, 2006

WayPoint Biomedical, Inc. (Other OTC: WYPH. PK) is announcing that their drink spiking (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com) rapid test that detects over 60 different drugs commonly used for date rape and robberies is now available in Las Vegas.

Joe Perez, President/CEO of LJP Marketing, LLC discovered the Drink Detective (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com)™ rapid test kit while researching Canadian Retail Pharmacy Chains for a client. The kit manufacturer, WayPoint Biomedical, Inc., had just received orders for test marketing the Drink Detective (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com)™ in Canada. “I was so impressed by the product that I immediately contacted WayPoint for additional information,” states Perez, a life-long resident of Las Vegas, “Las Vegas is a playground for sexual predators and thieves who use these now detectable drugs, and methods of drink spiking (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com), to perpetuate their crimes.” Perez continues, “It is time for Las Vegas residents, and especially tourists, to become more aware of this danger and to also provide them with a defense.”

Nearly all the most common drink spiking (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com) drugs can cause partial or total amnesia. This makes apprehending these predators very difficult for law enforcement. Victims of drink spiking (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com) are often unable to recall details of the attacker, the crime and when or where it occurred. In many cases, the victim has no idea a crime was committed and wrongly assumes they were over intoxicated by alcohol and may have just exhibited poor judgment.

The Drink Detective (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com)™ is an easy to use, rapid test kit that can detect the presence of over 60 date rape drugs in seconds. Drink Detective™ kits are credit card sized, to remain discreet, and include a dropper for administering the test on 3 separate strips that test for different drugs. The drugs identified by the kit include gamma hydroxybuturate (GHB), ketamine (Special K), and more than 60 drugs in the benzodiazepine group, such as Rohypnol®, Valium®, Xanax® and Clonopin®.

According to WayPoint Biomedical President, Bret Hendzel, “We are extremely excited about what Mr. Perez has brought to the table in a very short period of time. He is currently coordinating a Drug Rape Awareness campaign in the City of Las Vegas for the entire month of April, which is nationally recognized as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”. During this campaign, posters will be placed throughout town in establishments that serve alcohol, and drink safety cards will be distributed at public locations and in major hotels.” Mr. Hendzel adds, “In conjunction with WayPoint’s current Global Drink Spiking Awareness Campaign, a survey of 5,000 women will be conducted in local bars and nightclubs to ascertain additional drink spiking (http://www. drinkdetectivelv. com) statistics.” 

LJP Marketing (http://www. ljpmarketing. com) will begin distributing Drink Detective™ rapid test products to Las Vegas hotels, bars, nightclubs and retail stores on April 3rd, 2006. Currently, there are no vendors of the Drink Detective™ in the City of Las Vegas. During pre-sale stages, LJP Marketing (http://www. ljpmarketing. com) has confirmed over 10,000 units requested and reports daily requests for high volume purchases. Perez explains, “The reason I chose to distribute this product was because my mother was a victim of drink spiking, so this hits home for me. We are excited about the early sales projections, but more so, very excited to be able to make a difference in the prevention of these crimes.”

About WayPoint Biomedical, Inc.

WayPoint Biomedical, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WayPoint Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (Other OTC: WYPH. PK), is an innovative biomedical technology firm, specializing in diagnostic tests and devices for screening and monitoring human health, fitness and environment. The Company develops and markets cutting-edge disposable rapid tests that offer both a preliminary diagnostic screen to specific conditions, along with a future path for consumers, medical providers, and first responders to follow regarding their health status or environmental condition. For more information on WayPoint Biomedical visit www. waypointbiomedical. com, www. drinkdetectiveusa. com.

About LJP Marketing (http://www, ljpmarketing. com)

LJP Marketing, a Nevada corporation, specializes in effective internet marketing strategies and is dedicated to optimized public relations. LJP Marketing represents clients in various industries and is the exclusive distributor of the Drink Detective™ in Las Vegas. For more information on the Drink Detective in Las Vegas please go to www. drinkdetectiveLV. com.

Included in this release are certain "forward-looking'' statements, involving risks and uncertainties, which are covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding WayPoint’s performance. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to or implied by such statements. In addition, actual future results may differ materially from those anticipated, depending on a variety of factors, including continued maintenance of favorable license arrangements, success of market research identifying new product opportunities, successful introduction of new products, continued product innovation, the success of enhancements to WayPoint’s brand image, sales and earnings growth, ability to attract and retain key personnel, and general economic conditions affecting consumer spending, including uncertainties relating to global political conditions, such as terrorism. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. WayPoint Biomedical does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.

Source: WayPoint Biomedical, Inc.

Dennis Shepherd, 714-848-3200

Source: LJP Marketing, LLC

Joe Perez, 702-898-LJPM (5576)


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Attitudes of Gratitude 10th Anniversary Edition Proves Gratitude is Good for You

Attitudes of Gratitude 10th Anniversary Edition Proves Gratitude is Good for You

In her Introduction to the 10th anniversary edition of "Attitudes of Gratitude," Ryan recounts current research that bolsters her original thinking - people who practice gratitude on a daily basis are, by and large, happier, healthier, and more effective in the world. She also shares with readers brand new, top 12 gratitude practices, which readers of the first edition and people she's taught and counseled over the years have provided to her.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009

In Attitudes of Gratitude (Conari Press, April 2009), M. J. Ryan teaches readers how to unlock the fullness of their hearts and lives through the expression of gratitude. "Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness," she writes, "where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment."

In her Introduction to the 10th anniversary edition, Ryan recounts current research that bolsters her original thinking - people who practice gratitude on a daily basis are, by and large, happier, healthier, and more effective in the world. She also shares with readers brand new, top 12 gratitude practices, which readers of the first edition and people she's taught and counseled over the years have provided to her.

The concept of this book is very simple and very profound and it improves lives starting right now: "Gratitude creates happiness." It's a fact of life (and science as it turns out). Plants create carbon dioxide and gratitude creates happiness.

"This little book is an elixir for the soul...."
―Kathy Freston, author of New York Times bestsellers Quantum Wellness and The One: Finding Soul Mate Love and Making it Last.

"This inspiring book shows us how to rejoice in what we have...Ryan graciously shows that we're going to 'have an attitude,' gratitude is the right one."
―Paul Pearsall, Ph. D., author of The Pleasure Prescription and The Heart's Code

"There is a powerful connection between being grateful, appreciating the gift of living well and happiness. M. J. Ryan's Attitudes of Gratitude reminds us that gratitude is an achievement and creates lasting happiness..."
―Alexandra Stoddard, author of Things Good Mothers Know and Choosing Happiness

"Exquisitely reconnects us to the wonder and satisfaction that can be found in our daily lives."
―Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Be a Family

About The Author
M. J. Ryan is a writer, a seeker, and a giver of gratitude. She is the author of several other bestselling books including This Year I Will…, The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day, Trusting Yourself: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Live More Happily with Less Effort, A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles, Attitudes of Gratitude in Love, The Power of Patience: How to Slow the Rush and Enjoy More Happiness, Success, and Peace of Mind Every Day. She has appeared on
The Today Show, CNN, and many radio programs. She is a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping. Ryan also serves as a thinking partner to executives and entrepreneurs. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

American Dog Owner’s Association Files Suit Against The City of Englewood, New Jersey To Overturn Breed Specific Law

American Dog Owner’s Association Files Suit Against The City of Englewood, New Jersey To Overturn Breed Specific Law

ADOA challenges City of Englewood’s illegal breed ban, a direct violation of New Jersey State law, for failure to provide equal protection and services under the law.

Englewood, NJ (PRWEB) July 25, 2006 -—

The American Dog Owners Association (ADOA) and two of its members, Natalie Wells and Mia Rodriguez, who reside in Englewood, New Jersey, filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court (Docket# BER-L-5285-06) last week to challenge the city’s aggressive dog ordinance banning specific breeds as a direct violation of state law, which explicitly prohibits breed discrimination. The American Dog Owners Association, the country’s largest independent dog owner’s organization, asserts that the City of Englewood, New Jersey has failed to provide its residents equal protection under the law by denying the residents’ applications to license their dogs and has subjected them to harassment.

“New Jersey has one of the strongest dangerous dog laws in the country, and we’d like to see the City of Englewood comply with state law. The City of Englewood has a duty to protect the public health and safety of all of its citizens, as well as protect the rights of responsible dog owners, regardless of breed”, said Maureen Hill-Hauch, ADOA’s Executive Director.

Ms. Hill-Hauch noted that breed bans and other breed-specific measures are strongly opposed by all major animal welfare and veterinary medical organizations, as well as the Center For Disease Control, as being ineffective in the prevention of dog bites or attacks. “Strong dangerous dog laws are based on facts, not media hype. To keep the public safe, we need real solutions, like the enforcement of the New Jersey Vicious and Potentially Dangerous Dog Act, not empty laws”.

The New Jersey Vicious and Potentially Dangerous Dog Act, N. J. S. § 4:19-36, explicitly prohibits breed discrimination, stating, “any law, ordinance, or regulation concerning vicious or potentially dangerous dogs, any specific breed of dog or any other type of dog inconsistent with this act enacted by any municipality, county or county board of health”.

The City of Englewood’s Ordinance N.99-66 violates N. J.S.§ 4:19-26 by defining the following breeds as aggressive: Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, or “any dogs of mixed breed which has the appearance or characteristics of being predominately of the breeds”, and bans them from being kept within the City of Englewood.

Flora Edwards, counsel for the Plaintiffs, told the court that under the city’s illegal breed-specific ordinance, even Rufus, this year’s winner of Best In Show at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, would be unwelcome in the City of Englewood, and his owners would run the risk of having the world’s top dog seized and impounded. Rufus, a Colored Bull Terrier, hailed as an ambassador for his breed, has been given the keys to a number of cities in New Jersey and throughout the country. He resides with his owners in Holmdel, New Jersey.

On Thursday, July 20, 2006, the Plaintiffs, the American Dog Owner’s Association, Natalie Wells and Mia Rodriguez, were granted a temporary restraining order by the Honorable Jonathan Harris in Bergen Country Superior Court against the City of Englewood, preventing the city from seizing or impounding the Plaintiff’s dogs until the case can be heard. A trial date has been set for early August.

The Plaintiffs, Ms. Wells, a stock analyst, and the owner of Sentry, a twelve-year old American Pit Bull Terrier, and Ms. Rodriguez, a respected artist and owner of Cyrus, also a rescued American Pit Bull Terrier, say they both live in fear that their dogs will be seized by the City of Englewood, and have been subjected to a pattern of harassment by the city’s Department of Health since trying to obtain licenses for their dogs.

“We’re responsible dog owners – we just want the same rights as other responsible dog owners”, said Ms. Rodriguez. Neither of the Plaintiff’s dogs is allowed to run loose, nor do they have any bite history. Both dogs are well cared for and well socialized, and pose no threat to the public.

“Cyrus is such a good boy, he’s so happy, so loving. He keeps me company and follows me everywhere”, said his owner, Mia Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez rescued Cyrus as a puppy and helped nurse him back to health from a near-fatal bout with parvovirus with the help of donated services from a local veterinarian. “Cyrus also plays guardian angel to my Pug, who recently had a stroke. They curl up and sleep together in my studio”.

“We’ve had Sentry since she was a tiny puppy, just six weeks old”, said Ms. Wells, who suffers from lupus. “She was given to us by our vet in Philadelphia. Sentry is our baby, part of our family”. Sentry is recovering from cancer surgery and has cataracts. “We’ve nursed her through her cancer and other illnesses, including the loss of our other dog just after Mother’s Day. I don’t know what I’d do without her”.

Barbara Haywood, ADOA’s volunteer communications coordinator, said that the American Dog Owner’s Association lawsuit has the support of numerous dog clubs in New Jersey and throughout the country. In addition, the ADOA is actively seeking other residents of Englewood who own the breeds or mixes of breeds of dogs banned by the city to join the lawsuit free of charge. Those residents who feel they may have been discriminated against by the city’s illegal dog ordinance, or dog organizations wishing to provide letters of support, may contact the American Dog Owner’s Association directly via email at: adoa @

The American Dog Owners Association, ADOA, founded in 1970, is the country’s largest independent dog owner organization representing individual dog owners, breeders, handlers, and dog clubs of all breeds, mixes and backgrounds. The American Dog Owners Association recognizes the special relationship between dogs and humans, and advocates for the protection and preservation of responsible dog ownership and public education about responsible dog ownership, and works with communities to support and enact strong dangerous dog legislation. On the web at www. adoa. org


Braggs Live Food Products Inc. Endorses Health Freedom Protection Act

Braggs Live Food Products Inc. Endorses Health Freedom Protection Act

Braggs Live Food Products Inc. of Santa Barbara, California joins the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship and supports H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act.

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 13, 2006

Braggs Live Food Products Inc. of Santa Barbara, California, announced today that it is urging all members of Congress to support H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act. It has joined the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship, a group of 97 companies that back the bill.

The bill would end FDA and FTC censorship of truthful nutrient-disease treatment information. FDA currently prohibits all claims that a food or a dietary ingredient treats a disease, regardless of the scientific support for the claim. The bill ends that practice and would allow science supported treatment claims to enter the market.

Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship Chairman Jonathan Emord said, "Braggs Live Food Products Inc. is sending Congress a clear message: America demands an alternative to dependency on costly drugs. They have joined us in this fight to allow Americans nationwide the right to receive truthful nutrient treatment information, information that can save lives, reduce pain and suffering, and extend longevity."

Patricia Bragg, daughter of the renowned Paul C. Bragg, N. D., Ph. D., runs Braggs Live Food Products Inc. and the movement that her father began decades ago. Dr. Bragg was a pioneer in the health food industry, having opened the first health food stores in the United States and having served as a life extension advisor to many leading figures in Hollywood (among numerous other contributions). Dr. Bragg and Patricia Bragg have been instrumental in promoting the benefits of dietary supplements and health food for several decades.

H. R. 4282 would end FDA censorship of the claim that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of sudden death heart attacks. An estimated 110,000 Americans would be saved from sudden death heart attacks each year if all Americans were to consume fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) daily. The bill would end FDA censorship of the claim that chromium and vanadium treats Type II diabetes. Millions of Americans would receive aid in achieving normal blood sugar levels if they were to consume chromium and vanadium daily. The bill would end FDA censorship of the claim that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate treat osteoarthritis. The estimated twenty million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis would receive relief of joint pain and stiffness if they were to consumer glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate daily. The bill would end FDA censorship of the claim that calcium reduces the risk of bone fractures. Tens of thousands of Americans would be less likely to suffer bone fractures each year if they consumed adequate amounts of calcium daily. The bill would end FDA censorship of the claim that saw palmetto treats benign enlarged prostates. Fifty percent of all men aged 50 and older have enlarged prostates and would receive relief from that condition if they consumed saw palmetto every day.

The bill ends censorship of scientifically supported claims while keeping in place existing federal statutory provisions against fraud. Introduced November 9, 2005, the bill is endorsed by fifteen members of Congress. It is pending before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, visit http://www. StopFDACensorship. org (http://www. StopFDACensorship. org).


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bulk Organic Foods at OrganicKingdom. com

Bulk Organic Foods at OrganicKingdom. com

OrganicKingdom. com, one of the leading health food distributors of Organic Food Online offers discounted prices for bulk and case quantity purchases.

(PRWEB) October 25, 2004

OrganicKingdom. com, a leading distributor of strictly organic foods, today announced that most of the 600 plus organic products are now available at discounted rates for bulk or case quantity purchases.

OrganicKingdom. com has been distributing organic foods to every state in the U. S. and many other countries for almost 3 years. The advantage that Organic Kingdom (http://www. OrganicKingdom. com (http://www. OrganicKingdom. com)) has over other health food distributors is that all of their products are organic. Richard Webb, CEO, states, "There is a growing number of Organic Consumers who are purchasing only organic foods. When they shop online for organic products, they want to know they are going to get organic. By only offering organic foods, our hope is to not only benefit the customer, but also the organic industry."

Most health food related sites carry a combination of both organic and non organic foods. For example, http://www. MannaHarvest. net (http://www. MannaHarvest. net), which carries over 7000 health food products does carry an extensive line of both organic and non organic products. By offering only organic foods, Organic Kingdom has targeted a niche market and developed an extensive following of loyal customers.

According to Richard Webb, "We offer convenience and affordability to the organic consumer. Where else can you buy 5 lbs of Organic Rye Berries for $3.25? And, if the consumer prefers a 50 lb bag, they can choose a quantity of 10, and we will automatically give them a discount for the larger quantity and calculate the shipping for the heavier weight."

Organic Kingdom offers a large selection of organic grains and beans, organic herbs, organic flours, seeds, nuts, baking ingredients, beverages, cereals and much more. All of these products are certified organic and are made out of the highest quality ingredients.

About Organic Kingdom

Organic Kingdom is a distributor of natural organic foods in the U. S. and worldwide. Founded in 2002, Organic Kingdom is a privately held company based in Orem, UT. The company plans to offer an affiliate program in the near future for those wishing to earn revenues from the sale of organic foods. For more information on organic foods, please visit the companyÂ’s web site at http://www. OrganicKingdom. com (http://www. OrganicKingdom. com).


Thomson Gale’s Goliath Wins Model of Excellence Award

Thomson Gale’s Goliath Wins Model of Excellence Award

Goliath created in partnership with ECNext to make the site a model of success.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) December 8, 2005

Goliath (goliath. ecnext. com), Thomson Gale’s online commerce service, recently was awarded a Models of Excellence award by InfoCommerce Report and InfoCommerce Group. Thomson Gale is part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Goliath is built on ECNext’s proprietary business content merchandising platform (http://www. ecnext. com/ecnext/technology_platform/technology_platform. shtml) and uses ECNext’s expertise in web marketing (http://www. ecnext. com/ecnext/solution/solution. shtml) to drive and convert traffic into end buyers. This service enables Thomson Gale (http://www. gale. com/) to market and sell its business information in a new way, to the growing number of professionals who are using search engines to find answers to critical business questions.

Models of Excellence (http://www. infocommercegroup. com/awards/2005winners. shtml) awards are given to commercial database publishers who have developed an innovative new product, product format or new technology; have made innovative use of an existing technology; or have developed a new approach to monetizing content on the Web. Goliath (http://goliath. ecnext. com/) won the award for the business model type “Subscription Supported: By the Slice.”

“We are very pleased that Goliath is considered a Model of Excellence,” said Gordon Macomber, president of Thomson Gale. “We appreciate that this prominent organization has acknowledged Goliath for serving the business community’s needs, from researching best practices when starting a business to keeping informed of the latest business news.”

Goliath provides business executives with global company and industry intelligence through immediate online subscription or pay by the record access to more than three million records including 10 million business articles, industry reports, company profiles and executive contacts from nearly 500,000 companies. This information is pulled from business data maintained by leading reference publisher Thomson Gale.

“Goliath continues to be successful for Thomson Gale and ECNext,” said Pamela Springer, CEO and President of ECNext (www. ecnext. com). “By winning the Model of Excellence award, the industry leaders have confirmed that by combining quality business content with excellent online marketing supported by various merchandising options, the end user gets a very positive experience.”

InfoCommerce noted that Goliath “combines a rich array of business-oriented content, easily searchable through a common user interface that seamlessly unites all this content despite its diverse formats, and makes it available on a by-the-slice or subscription basis.” A committee that includes editors of InfoCommerce Report and industry consultants at InfoCommerce Group chooses the winners

ECNext (http://www. ecnext. com/) specializes in helping publishers market, sell and deliver business information online via its content merchandising solution. ECNext’s family of solutions, its publisher branded sites, its own business intelligence portal, Manta, and its Web marketing programs, provides publishers with an additional channel for reaching online content buyers.

About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Gale

The Thomson Corporation (http://www. thomson. com/) , with 2004 revenues from continuing operations of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals, learning institutions, corporations and government agencies with products and services for both traditional and distributed learning. Thomson Gale (http://www. gale. com/) ™ serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.

About ECNext

Founded in 1996, ECNext (http://www. ecnext. com/) specializes in turning Web searches into online revenue for leading business publishers, financial analysts and market research firms. ECNext provides a complete range of technology and services that work together to drive more traffic, revenue and profit. Located in Westerville, Ohio, ECNext works with leading publishers such as Thomson Gale, McGraw-Hill, The Freedonia Group, AMR and Fitch Ratings.

For more information, contact

Vanessa Giancamilli Birch

Manager, Corporate Communications

Thomson Gale

248-699-4253 Ext. 8193

Michelle Mader

Marketing Communications Manager



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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Greencrest Names Communications Manager

Greencrest Names Communications Manager

Greencrest, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm, recently named Brian Justus to the position of communications manager.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 18, 2005

Greencrest, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm, recently named Brian Justus to the position of communications manager.

In this role, Justus will manage the public relations efforts of client companies and oversee GreencrestÂ’s copy department.

Justus has over 10 yearsÂ’ experience in marketing, advertising and public relations, including extensive work in radio and television. Prior to joining Greencrest, he managed marketing, public relations and branding for a large health care system, based in north central Ohio.

A graduate of West Virginia University, Justus earned a bachelorÂ’s degree in journalism with a specialty in advertising. He is a member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has worked as volunteer and media chair for the American Heart Association.

Justus lives in Gahanna, OH.

Greencrest’s client list includes privately held companies and award-winning businesses in central Ohio. Inspired in 1990, Greencrest specializes in integrated marketing communications programs for established and emerging businesses, offering “big agency” impact on a small company budget. A prominent force in Ohio’s business communications arena, Greencrest President Kelly Borth leads an energetic team of talented and creative professionals. She is the recipient of the 2003 Member of the Year Award from the Columbus Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s 1998 Sales Executive Club Communicator of the Year Award and a 1999 Ernst and Young® Supporter of Entrepreneurship finalist. For more information, visit www. greencrest. com or call 614/885-7921.

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Virtualization Vendors VMware and Citrix Shine in Tough Corporate Software Spending Environment, According to ChangeWave Survey

Virtualization Vendors VMware and Citrix Shine in Tough Corporate Software Spending Environment, According to ChangeWave Survey

U. S. corporate software spending continues to trend downward according to an April ChangeWave survey. There was some good news, however, on the virtualization front, with strikingly upbeat findings for virtualization software giant VMware (VMW) and indications of momentum for Citrix (CTXS).

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2008

U. S. corporate software spending continues to trend downward, according to a recent ChangeWave survey of 1,956 professionals involved with software purchasing in their company.

The April 8-15 survey results show a deterioration in 2nd quarter corporate software spending with little relief in sight.

There was good news, however, on the virtualization front, with strikingly upbeat findings for virtualization software giant VMware (VMW) (http://www. changewave. com/freecontent/getaquote/?STOCK_VAR=VMW) and indications of momentum for Citrix (CTXS) (http://www. changewave. com/freecontent/getaquote/?STOCK_VAR=CTXS).

(Detailed charts on corporate software trends, along with additional ChangeWave findings can be downloaded at Changewave. com/software (http://www. changewave. com/software)).

Tough Time for Software

One-in-four respondents (25%) say their company will spend less for software over the next 90 days -- 3-pts worse than a previous ChangeWave survey in January. Only 12% say their company will spend more -- down 4-pts from previously.

What's behind this continuing pullback? A total of 13% of respondents cite "a general slowdown in business conditions and capital budgets" as driving their software spending decisions -- 4-pts more than in January and double the percentage of six months ago.

Respondents were also asked if there were any recent changes in their 2nd quarter capital budgets, and more than one-in-four (26%) said their budgets had been adjusted lower over the past 90 days. That's 4-pts worse than three months ago, and more than triple the percentage who say their capital budgets have increased (8%).

"This corporate software survey clearly shows that the spending downturn isn't over yet," said Tobin Smith, founder of ChangeWave and editor of ChangeWave Investing. "With the exception of virtualization firms, the forecast for corporate software makers remains gloomy."

Which software categories are bearing the brunt of the downturn?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP; Net Score = -11), Document and Enterprise Content Management (ECM; -9), and Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM; -6) are all seeing big declines in planned spending.

There is, however, increased corporate spending on Virtualization Software (+5) -- with VMware strengthening its domination over this market. So far this year, VMware's market share has risen 12-percentage points in ChangeWave's surveys (from 58% in January to 70% currently).

None of VMware's competitors have exhibited anything like this level of growth, although Citrix (26%; up 5-pts) has also shown a healthy jump in current share.

Looking at planned purchases for the next six months, VMware (73%; down 3-pts) towers over the rest of the market, with better than a four-fold lead over its closest competitors. But once again, Citrix (15%; up 8-pts) shows momentum going forward.

About ChangeWave:
ChangeWave runs a proprietary network of more than 15,000 highly qualified business, technology, and medical professionals in leading companies of select industries - credentialed experts who spend their everyday lives working on the frontline of technological change. ChangeWave surveys its members on a range of business and investment research topics, collects feedback from them electronically, and converts the information into quantitative and qualitative reports. For more information, visit Changewave. com (http://blog. changewave. com).

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

New Thai Massage DVD Shows Therapeutic Approach for Pain Conditions

New Thai Massage DVD Shows Therapeutic Approach for Pain Conditions

Billions are spent annually on the treatment of pain but often with unsatisfactory results. In his latest instructional DVD, internationally recognized Thai massage teacher Chuck Duff emphasizes the fact that many pain issues are a result of physical and energetic imbalances within the body and that traditional Thai Massage remains one of our most powerful tools in the treatment of pain and dysfunction. A complete, 2.5 hour therapeutic Thai massage sequence is taught in this beautifully produced title, Therapeutic Thai Fundamentals with Chuck Duff (138 minutes, $49.95 SRP).

Evanston, IL (PRWEB) October 7, 2008

Billions are spent annually on the treatment of pain but often with unsatisfactory results. In his latest instructional DVD, internationally recognized Thai massage teacher Chuck Duff emphasizes the fact that many pain issues are a result of physical and energetic imbalances within the body, and that traditional Thai Massage remains one of our most powerful tools in the treatment of pain and dysfunction. A complete, 2.5 hour therapeutic Thai massage sequence is taught in this beautifully produced title, Therapeutic Thai Fundamentals with Chuck Duff (138 minutes, $49.95 SRP).

Http://www. thaimassageschool. net/thai-massage-video. php (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/thai-massage-video. php) Each technique is explained carefully, and supported with closeups and animations showing the energy lines and points used. This DVD is useful as a learning aid on its own, and is an adjunct to the Level 2 Thai Massage training (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/thai-massage-class. php? CourseID=Level%202) at Chuck's School, ThaiBodywork School of Thai Massage in Evanston, IL.

Chuck's teaching emphasizes body mechanics, using core energy and sensitivity to the body's language, and places each technique in context as to its relationship to Sen lines, effects on specific muscles and pain conditions. The beautiful production values in this exquisitely produced DVD bring Chuck Duff's expert therapeutic insights to life.

While Thai yoga massage has been in existence for hundreds of years, its therapeutic application has been somewhat opaque to the student, due to a lack of written materials and a tradition of oral teachings. Also, due to the fact that Thailand has no tradition of research in anatomy or dissection, only recently have schools begun to teach Thai techniques in terms of Western anatomy. Chuck integrates western anatomy and clinical principles into his teaching of Thai massage, making it easier for students to relate the techniques to western approaches.

Chuck Duff (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/chuck-duff-bio. php) is on the faculty of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and founded Thai Bodywork School in Evanston, IL in 2001. Chuck, who has taught over 1,000 practitioners, has based his career on the treatment of pain and has systematically studied the relationship of ancient Thai techniques to western clinical approaches.

Chuck created Clinical Thai Bodywork (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/thai-massage-class-ctb1.php) as an outgrowth of his own very successful practice and research. CTB(tm) combines the techniques of Traditional Thai yoga with the insights of myofascial trigger point therapy, osteopathic principles and acupoints, and is a highly effective treatment for pain and dysfunction.

Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton is a regular recipient of CTB treatments from Julie Pluss, a practitioner in Highland Park, IL. "I really enjoy the broad, strong pressure that Julie can provide by using her feet, knees and elbows in combination with the deep stretches during our sessions. I consider it a key part of staying healthy and flexible and playing at my peak."

According to Chuck Duff, "Thai practitioners over hundreds of years developed clinically effective techniques that mirror some of the western body therapies in use today, such as trigger point therapy. Much of this work has remained obscure because it has been difficult to relate it to western ideas, due to its unique energetic model. CTB uses Thai techniques, presented in a clinical framework, to address myofascial dysfunction, which is responsible for many of the pain symptoms that create such problems and expense in our modern society."

Tina Mann is an orthotist/prosthetist who works therapeutically with Rob Murray, a CTB practitioner in Orlando, FL. (http://orlandoschoolofthaimassage. com) "I suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury seven and a half years ago. I have spent countless hours in physical therapy battling muscle weakness, muscle tightness, and joint problems. I often left PT feeling like I had done little to actually fix the problem. Soon after I began seeing Rob, I noticed right away that my muscles were looser and less sore. Later that night I noticed an increase in energy and an overall improvement in my mood. I have less hip internal rotation, my pain is much improved, and my energy is continuing to increase. My colleagues are commenting on how much better I am walking. I stopped PT after starting Thai massage, and have not returned to the doctor."

Filmed in his Evanston, IL, teaching studio, the beautifully produced DVD integrates Duff's knowledge of yoga, martial arts and therapeutic bodywork, presenting over 2 hours of treatment techniques. Viewers will learn how to:

· Give clients as much pressure and stretch as they need, safely and efficiently
· Use specific points in muscles to address the most common pain conditions
· Work with balance, subtlety and sensitivity using the feet and knees
· Move in an efficient, elegant and powerful way while avoiding reliance on muscular strength (a common cause of therapists' work-related injuries)

This video presents the basic ideas of CTB in the context of a 2.5 hour Thai massage sequence. The sequence can be performed intact, or specific segments can be added to a session where appropriate. The DVD is not a replacement for proper training in Thai bodywork, which is a sophisticated healing art that requires personal instruction with a qualified teacher.

Thai Massage: Therapeutic Thai Fundamentals is available from Amazon. com, CreateSpace. com and the Thai Bodywork Web Store (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/store).

About Thai Massage
Emerging from a strongly Buddhist tradition, Thai massage is a practical expression of Metta, compassion toward oneself and others. Performed on a mat in comfortable clothes, this "lazy man's yoga" creates a therapeutic "dance" incorporating rhythmic motion, invigorating stretches, palming and thumbing along energy lines to invoke emotional calming and deep relaxation.

About Chuck Duff
Chuck Duff is a Certified Thai massage instructor, with an approach that emphasizes using the innate energies of the body to provide healing in a safe and sustainable way. Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage (http://www. thaimassageschool. net/thai-massage-training-schedule. php), which he founded in 2001, offers more than 250 hours of NCBTMB approved Thai massage and Thai herbal compress certification trainings, and has emerged as one of the leading programs in the United States. A lifelong yoga enthusiast and martial artist, he has a B. A. in Religion and the Humanities from the University of Chicago, focused on Buddhist Studies. He has studied Thai massage therapy with teachers in the United States, Thailand and Canada. His previous DVDs, Traditional Thai Massage: The Northern Style with Chuck Duff (180 minutes, $49.95 SRP), and Thai Massage: An Introduction for the Mat and Table with Chuck Duff (100 minutes, $49.95 SRP) have been very well received with 5-star reviews on Amazon. Excerpts of the Thai Massage DVDs can be viewed on YouTube and have received over 600,000 views.


Family Wellness, Healthy Marriages, Relaxation and Summer Fun Encouraged by Therapist and Counselors at the Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach

Family Wellness, Healthy Marriages, Relaxation and Summer Fun Encouraged by Therapist and Counselors at the Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach.

CCNSB or the Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach has some great ideas for parents to spend some time with their kids this summer, found on our website at www. ccnsb. com. CCNSB also offers free stress management and relaxation groups, weight loss counseling and psychological testing for medical procedures.

New Smyrna Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 1, 2010

CCNSB or the Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach has some great ideas for parents to spend some time with their kids this summer, found on our website at www. ccnsb. com.

Looking for a therapist or counselor in volusia county? Look no further CCNSB is the areas premier psychological and psychiatric center.

Summer is here and CCNSB has a few suggestions for parents to make the best of their time with their children. Taken from our web site article 50 best parenting tips ever!

Grant a wish. Take an hour or two each week to do exactly what your child desires without interruptions or distractions -- even if she wants to play a game you hate or build block towers and then knock them all down.

Look the other way. Once a week, ignore one of your child’s small transgressions -- bad table manners, forgetting to clean up right away -- and remind yourself that you’re not perfect either.

Be romantic. Go out on dates, kiss in front of your kids, and say, “I love you” to your partner (with your kids in earshot).

CCNSB has many exciting things going. The goal of CCNSB is to constantly provide quality care to our community.

*Dr. Timothy Shaw aka “Honey” has been active in performing psychological evaluations for medical procedures, such as nerve stimulator placement, bariatric surgery and pain management pumps. Honey helps people deal with pain management and life adjustments to physical limitations.

*CCNSB continues to offer a free stress management / relaxation teaching group. Group is held each Wednesday at 7p. m. The group is an open group, meaning just come on out. The group is led by Erin Tobiasz and is sponsored by www. DocGreet. com

*Susan Ferguson has developed Think Yourself Thin, a cognitive behavioral weight loss program designed to help clients keep the weight off. Susan has also written a paper titled Depression and Diabetes. One of Susan’s specialties as an LCSW and RN is co morbidity in medical and mental health issues. Please visit www. ccnsb. com to read the paper.

*Dr. Frick our psychiatrist is up to 7 insurance panels and counting.

The counselors at CCNSB continue to accept new patients and we take almost all insurance.

CCNSB prides itself on have a specialist for every population.

The Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach offers help to adults, adolescents, children and families who are struggling with:

 Abuse and Neglect Grief and Loss
 Addiction  Infidelity
 Anger and Rage  Marriage Issues
 Attachment Issues  Mental Illness
 Career Issues  Parenting Challenges
 Christian Counseling  Personality Disorders
 Codependency  Pornography
 Communication  Premarital Issues
 Depression  Relationships
 Divorce  Sexuality
 Eating Disorders   Spiritual Issues
 Family Issues  Step-Family Issues
 Fear and Anxiety  Stress
 Gender Issues  And more

Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach
265 North Causeway,
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(386) 423-9161

Insurance Coverage and Payment 

The providers at CCNSB are contracted with most insurance companies. This is one of the tell tale signs of a qualified doctor. Without proper experience, licensure and training, insurance companies will not enroll Doctors as providers.

CCNSB currently accepts Florida Health Care Plan, Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Magellan, Horizon Health EAP, Health Partnership Plan, Volusia Health Network, Brown and Brown, many EAP or employee assistance programs and United Behavioral Health.

If your insurance company is not listed please call our office at (386) 423-9161. It may have been added or CCNSB office staff will be happy to see if the insurance company will offer an “out of network” provider authorization.

Since insurance is always changing this list may also not be current.
All of our providers also accept private pay patients.

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

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Aprima and Iatric Systems Partnership Brings Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solution to MEDITECH Providers

Aprima and Iatric Systems Partnership Brings Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solution to MEDITECH Providers

Hospital-employed physicians and affiliated ambulatory practices gain access to single source provider.

Dallas, TX (Vocus) January 29, 2010 –-

Aprima Medical Software, a leading developer of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems for medical practices, today announced that Massachusetts-based Iatric Systems, Inc. (Iatric) the most successful company providing interface services to MEDITECH Hospitals, has selected it as its partner to bring Aprima’s single application EHR/PM solution to physicians affiliated with MEDITECH.

“We are extremely excited to have Aprima in our Vendor Partner Program”, said Buddy Bergeron, Associate Vice President of Business Development, Iatric Systems, Inc. “This relationship allows us to further expand our company mandate to bring new and innovative technology to the MEDITECH community thus allowing MEDITECH hospitals to gain even more benefits from their investment in the MEDITECH HCIS.”

“Our formal partnership with Iatric is a logical progression for both of us since we have several joint customers who have been successful with our solutions,” said Michael Nissenbaum, CEO of Aprima. “The MEDITECH community will benefit by having a single point of contact in Iatric, a proven organization with whom they are familiar and comfortable,” he added. Aprima and Iatric formally entered into the agreement in December 2009.

Aprima’s unique, template-free design enables providers to follow their own protocols. Its adaptive learning feature speeds adoption and deployment. Its single database design affords users with the fastest access to clinical and financial data. Aprima’s flexible pricing plan makes sense for everyone from a solo rural practitioner to a multi-specialty urban practice.

About Iatric Systems, Inc.
Recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in 2008, Iatric helps hospitals and health systems leverage their HIS investment with innovative software, interfaces and reporting services. Since 1990, over 800 hospitals worldwide have implemented Iatric Systems' solutions, optimizing patient care and staff workflow in clinical, financial and administrative areas. For more information about Iatric Systems, Inc. visit http://www. iatric. com.

About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima Medical Software, Inc., develops innovative electronic health record and practice management solutions for medical practices. Reach Aprima at 866-960-6890, salesinfo(at)aprima(com)com or online at aprima. com.

Company Contact: 
Randy Schiff 
Aprima Medical Software, Inc. 


Friday, March 9, 2007

Satoris Awarded Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant to Develop "Biological Fingerprint" for Parkinson's Disease

Satoris Awarded Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant to Develop "Biological Fingerprint" for Parkinson's Disease

Research study will use Satoris proprietary antibody technology to measure over 500 distinct plasma proteins and attempt to identify a cellular signal for Parkinson's disease in blood

Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) November 3, 2009

Satoris, Inc., a California-based molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has received a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to study plasma protein panels from patients with Parkinson's disease and attempt to identify a cellular signature for the disease.

The study is being performed in collaboration with Dr. Bernard Ravina, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Specifically, the study will compare the relative amounts of 500 plasma proteins from 25 Parkinson's disease patients with those from 25 healthy individuals. If differences are seen, further studies would be required to develop and validate the "fingerprint" as an indicator of Parkinson's disease.

Cris McReynolds, President and CEO of Satoris, said, "Currently, the best methods available for diagnosing Parkinson's disease involve multiple neurological tests of motor and cognitive skills and may include expensive neurological imaging scans. A simple blood test would provide physicians with a more reliable, cost-effective, and objective diagnostic tool. The first step in developing such a blood test is to identify the unique 'biological fingerprint' of the disease. A blood test would improve patient management for Parkinson's disease and could assist in the monitoring of new therapies."

Satoris researchers first reported the potential utility of using plasma proteins to measure neurodegenerative changes in the November 2007 edition of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Nature Medicine. In the reported study, researchers compared blood samples from individuals with pre-symptomatic to late-stage Alzheimer's disease with those from individuals without the disease.

Using a technique known as signal profiling, they were able to simultaneously measure the relative abundance of 120 known plasma proteins that function as chemical messengers between blood cells, brain cells, and cells of the immune system. Levels of these markers change in response to disease and can be used as surrogate markers for measuring changes in disease progression and response to therapies. Based on this discovery, Satoris has recently commercialized test panels intended for research into Alzheimer's disease and dementia and is working to develop and validate an Alzheimer's diagnostic blood test.

"Satoris plans to apply this same approach to Parkinson's disease. We will use proprietary antibody arrays to measure over 500 distinct plasma proteins and attempt to identify a cellular signal for the disease," said McReynolds. "If we're successful, the next step will be further studies using larger numbers of samples. Ultimately we hope to develop and commercialize a diagnostic blood test."

About Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nearly 5 million individuals worldwide. While advancing age remains the greatest risk factor, the disease can even strike people under the age of 30. Parkinson's disease often impairs the patient's motor skills, speech, and other functions. At present, there is no cure for the disease though medications or surgery can provide relief from the symptoms.

About Satoris
Founded in 2003 and based in Menlo Park, California, Satoris, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing blood-based tests for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, MS, and other neurodegenerative disorders. For more information see http://www. satorisinc. com (http://www. satorisinc. com).

About the Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. For more information, see http://www. michaeljfox. org/ (http://www. michaeljfox. org/).

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

PlatformOne, SCI Group’s HR-BPO Solution for Mid-Market Companies, Announces Executive Management Changes

PlatformOne, SCI Group’s HR-BPO Solution for Mid-Market Companies, Announces Executive Management Changes

The SCI Group of Companies today announced that its Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (HR-BPO) initiative, PlatformOne, has recently completed noteworthy management changes. Effective immediately, SCI Group Founder and CEO, Henry C. Hardin III, will take over as President of PlatformOne. The day-to-day management and operations of PlatformOne will be overseen by Deb Hubbard (Chief Financial Officer), Sam Nagia (Chief Operating Officer) and Eric Nazarian (Chief Information Officer).

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2010

The SCI Group of Companies today announced that its Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (HR-BPO) initiative, PlatformOne, has recently completed noteworthy management changes.

PlatformOne offers HR Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) solutions that include HR Technology Infrastructure, HR Administrative Services and HR Professional Support to mid-market companies, defined as companies with 500 to 15,000 employees.

Effective immediately, SCI Group Founder and CEO, Henry C. Hardin III, will take over as President of PlatformOne. The day-to-day management and operations of PlatformOne will be overseen by Deb Hubbard (Chief Financial Officer), Sam Nagia (Chief Operating Officer) and Eric Nazarian (Chief Information Officer). Each brings valuable executive experience with the SCI Group in Human Resource Management and Outsourcing. This team will ensure a more collaborative and targeted approach to the unique requirements of PlatformOne's Clients.

Mr. Hardin is a pioneer in the field of human capital development. His thought leadership has helped to establish new business models for the HR industry, which, in turn, have propelled many companies to new heights of success. His theories and practices have become nationally recognized and garnered strategic partnerships with some of the largest names in health care and insurance. He founded the SCI Group in 1985. His vision was to offer companies of all sizes the opportunity to develop their human capital and provide employers the solutions to manage their human resources and associated cost.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Deb Hubbard is responsible for directing the organization's financial planning and accounting functions, as well as managing the relationships with lending institutions, vendors, shareholders and the financial community. She oversees and directs treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, long-range forecasting and insurance activities for the organization. As part of her responsibilities, she is charged with establishing the operating strategies and implementing the business processes to effectively deliver on the company's financial services offerings, including payroll tax accounting, garnishment management, and more. Ms. Hubbard has considerable experience creating state of the art service delivery systems and improving internal business processes within the finance function, enabling dramatic improvements in client service and profitability. Deb also has extensive
Experience with corporate health and welfare planning as well as retirement plan design and implementation.

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sam Nagia is responsible for managing the company's operations both onshore in the U. S. and offshore in India. Specifically, he is in charge of all client service operations - Payroll, HR, Benefits and more; also Quality assurance across all business processes of the company. He formulates the operational strategy to deliver on the company's broad range of human resources services and implements the same through business process design and technology solutions. Mr. Nagia led the initiative to build the offshore operations of the company from its inception, moving select business processes offshore. He has significant experience with post-merger integration and change management, and has instituted quality management programs based on Six Sigma principles and SAS 70 guidelines.

As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Eric Nazarian is responsible for the advancement of technology-related initiatives that align with broad organizational priorities and client service goals. In that regard, Mr. Nazarian is also responsible for the effective management of relationships with both internal and external clients. He oversees product development, directs software and hardware engineering, and provides guidance for all technical integration. He has considerable experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, specializing in Lawson Software. He possesses a unique skill-set of both functional and technical expertise across a broad range of subject areas within the HR Business Process Outsourcing solution.

"Our strategy for many years has been to move our HR service offerings up market," said Mr. Hardin. "We have accomplished this goal, through the successful marketing of the PlatformOne brand, which today is recognized as the number one provider of HRO services to the mid-market by our customers and leading analysts in our space. We will continue to look for opportunities to increase the efficiency of our customer implementations and the effectiveness of our customer services operations. We have planned for years to better integrate the different business divisions of the SCI Group and enable them to leverage the strengths that each brings to the table to better service our collective Client base. Today's announcements are the culmination of years of thoughtful planning and execution."

About PlatformOne
PlatformOne is an innovator and leader in the delivery of state-of-the-art Human Resources solutions. Evolving over 25 years, PlatformOne offers HR Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) solutions that include HR Technology Infrastructure, HR Administrative Services, and HR Professional Support. Our comprehensive HR solutions, when combined with our world-class people, processes, and technology produce efficient, consistent, and cost-effective results for our Clients.

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

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