Monday, April 30, 2007

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Web Site to Support Pink Ribbon Awareness

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Web Site to Support Pink Ribbon Awareness

Rhonda Haynes, and sister Wanda Shea, created CowgirlsInPink. com to support pink ribbon awareness after Shea's battle with breast cancer. Their Web site offers a vast assortment of pink products and accessories for breast cancer supporters and survivors. In addition to spreading the word about healthy living for women, they hope to add clothing and wigs for women who have courageously won the fight.

Mingus, TX (PRWEB) October 3, 2009

Rhonda Haynes, and sister Wanda Shea, have been educators for years. As teachers they are committed to spreading knowledge and guidance to each of their students. Lately, they have taken on a new field of education: breast cancer awareness. After Shea's recent battle with breast cancer, the women have been dedicated to raising money and generating support for women who are amidst their own struggle with the disease. Thus, www. CowgirlsInPink. com was created.

These sisters are proud to offer a variety of pink ribbon products because each purchase helps to fund mammograms for women who are battling breast cancer. An assortment of hats, gifts and accessories, jewelry, purses, T-shirts, stationary and bath products are available on their Web site.

"Mainly, I just want to let people know that we want to be able to fund mammograms. We will also set up a service locally for people who must undergo chemo and expand support groups throughout our area," Haynes said.

The women believe that a preventative approach to breast cancer will generate a heightened awareness through education and group support. Their products are intended to make these victims feel better while looking better. In response to the physical and emotional changes breast cancer victims will undergo, Haynes and Shea have made it their mission to provide inspiration and motivation through their merchandise and support.

They hope to add bras, prosthetics, wigs and blouses specially designed for women with breast cancer to their Web site because it's difficult for victims to find such products to meet their needs.

Information about breast cancer prevention is one of the many topics they will be discussing on their newly formulated blog, www. BreastCancerDesigns. com. Readers can also discover helpful information about maintaining a proper diet, general fitness and where they can find support groups. CowgirlsInPink. com strives to service and support women with breast cancer through pink ribbon merchandise and community outreach. They also offer a personal blog, www. CowgirlsInPink. BlogSpot. com, to answer questions and provide individual support.

About the Company:
Sisters Rhonda Haynes and Wanda Shea own and operate CowgirlsInPink. com.

Rhonda Haynes
Www. CowgirlsInPink. com
(254) 396-2889

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Www. ieplexus. com

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Royalty Comes to Richmond, Va: Nationally Recognized The Queen of Health® Lectures Throughout the State

Royalty Comes to Richmond, Va: Nationally Recognized The Queen of Health® Lectures Throughout the State

Guest of TV and Radio, National Health Educator to provide health lectures throughout Virginia. Come and see what's in the food we eat; see what some food companies and some government agencies don't want you to know. There is a direct correlation between nutrition and disease.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2006

Dubbed the “Erin Brokovich of Nutrition” by the press and media because of her aggressive stance on our toxic food environment, Tami Hulcher, Health Educator and President of Ola Loa, Inc. will be the featured speaker at CJW Medical Center, Chippenham Campus, located at 7101 Jahnke Road, Richmond, on Tuesday, August 8th 7pm. The Queen of Health® will also be in Colonial Heights at the Optimist Center at Meridian on Saturday, August 5th 10am and 3pm; and will be traveling to Fredericksburg at Courtland High School on Thursday, August 10th at 7pm. Ms. Hulcher’s mother and sister are Richmond residents.

“Tami’s popular “Got Health?” lecture has been featured in many schools, hospitals, church and women’s groups, businesses and private organizations. She has been a guest speaker for the American Heart Association, Boeing, Pepperdine, University of Southern CA, The Women’s Conference on Epilepsy, the American Cancer Society, to name a few. We invited Tami to educate our community because she has received high marks from participants and sponsors, and because she truly cares about our children and our society,” says Darlene Knowles, Chesterfield business owner and local wellness coordinator. Colonial Heights resident and registered nurse, Nancy Halbert adds, “I attended one of Tami’s lectures in Richmond and was so impressed at how she could articulate the nutrition facts from fiction, and educate many health care professionals.” “Tami works with many health care professionals and their patient bases, including a specialist at UCLA who treats AUTISM,” Halbert says.

Having been featured on several television and radio shows, this soon-to-be author is also a radio show co-host and contributing health writer for magazines. Ms. Hulcher knows all too well the struggles of getting our families to eat right…she is a mother of three children! “Our children are our most precious resource, and we should all stand united over their nutritional concerns and overall health. Obesity is now an epidemic, and according to Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale Preventative Medicine and Research Center, if the current rate of our health declines, some of us adults may outlive our children! We are also seeing many degenerative diseases on the rise in adolescents, like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. I teach parents and children to read labels and avoid our very toxic food environment. I help parents understand that disease prevention is the key to long life. What you and your family eat today will affect your health and longevity in the future,” says Ms. Hulcher. Children ages 12 and over are encouraged to attend.

These events are open to the public, however seating is limited, RSVPs are required. For more information, please contact 310 471-6970. RSVPs ONLY to 804 330-4053.

All press and/or media are encouraged to contact Ms. Hulcher directly at 310 471-6970. She will be available for television and radio appearances while in Richmond.

Jpeg photos and bio available upon request.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Business Mom takes Earth Day to the Internet

Business Mom takes Earth Day to the Internet

Business Mom hosts an ideas list on the simple every day ways people can make a difference in our environment. Suggestions are pouring in from across North America and around the world.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2002

Earth Day is not just a day about big ecological projects believes Paula Polman, a business mom in Edmonton, Alberta. Earth Day is also about how ordinary people can make a huge impact in their homes and communities.

Polman's business, Mossberry Hollow Natural Care Products, is hosting the You Make a Difference Celebration of Earth Day in a section of her e-retail site. People from around the world have been visiting since the start of April, offering up their tips, suggestions and activities on how they make a daily difference. The response has been tremendous.

The ideas are ranging from recycling tips to encouraging wildlife renewal, natural gardening suggestions, composting ideas, donations of household goods to charities instead of tossing them into landfill, craft ideas for kids and many more ideas.

"We've had contributions from as far as France and England," Polman says, "and the ideas keep rolling in. We are co-ordinating our list with another mom run business out of the US, Anne Ramstetter Wenzel of Econosystems, a marketing research service in California, who is running her second annual "Every Day Ways" campaign."

It's not a contest between the two operations, but both businesses are encouraging contributions from a wide cross section of clientele and visitors and are offering a slate of donated prizes for an end of the month draw offered by other like-minded businesses.

"We had over 2000 hits within the first week alone to the earth day pages and expect that we'll have over 5000 hits before this is done," she says. "Promotion has been mainly word of mouth and a few contest sites so far, so the response has been very exciting."

Why do an Earth Day event? Polman explains "Earth day is about keeping our environment clean and healthy. That falls within the mandate of our business, creating and manufacturing natural bath and body care products. This is just an extension of the same. The healthier our environment is, the healthier our bodies become."

"As a mom, that is important to me, as I see so many kids with environmentally triggered illnesses like asthma and allergies. The growth rate on these illnesses has been staggering over the last few decades, especially in kids. I don't want my children to be ill because of where they live. " Polman and her family recently moved to urban Edmonton from living in the pristine environment of Canada's northern Yukon Territory.

In 1999 Scientific American published an article about the Invisible Epidemic regarding the rise of asthma in urban children and no one knows why. A New Zealand study found allergies more prevalent in urban children over rural children. Much of this has to be in direct response to what we are exposed to in urban settings, but the chemical soup is so complex that it becomes almost impossible to isolate the individual causes.

The economic costs associated with these types of illnesses are high too. The cost of asthma alone in 2000 was estimated to be US$12.7 billion, with direct costs amounting to US$8.1 billion and lost earnings due to illness and death totalling US$4.6 billion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Earth Day is a great event to help promote awareness of the environment we live in and with events like the You Make A Difference Celebration at Mossberry Hollow, we can share how we can all make an impact to create a cleaner, greener planet and healthier communities.


Paula Polman is a mother of one and owner of Mossberry Hollow Natural Care Products now based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She can be reached at info@mossberry. com and the website address is www. mossberry. com.

For more information about the You Make A Difference Celebration of Earth Day please visit www. mossberry. com/earthday. htm (http://www. mossberry. com/earthday. htm ).

Some links regarding allergies, asthma and children:

Http://www. sciam. com/1999/1199issue/1199infocus. html (http://www. sciam. com/1999/1199issue/1199infocus. html)
Http://www. kidsource. com/kidsource/content3/news3/asthma.3.html (http://www. kidsource. com/kidsource/content3/news3/asthma.3.html)
Http://www. allergy. org. nz/news/research/ (http://www. allergy. org. nz/news/research/)
Http://www. nhlbi. nih. gov/new/press/01-05-03.htm (http://www. nhlbi. nih. gov/new/press/01-05-03.htm)
Http://news. bbc. co. uk/hi/english/health/newsid_819000/819377.stm (http://news. bbc. co. uk/hi/english/health/newsid_819000/819377.stm)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

88-Treadmill. com Website Launches

88-Treadmill. com Website Launches

88-Treadmill has just launched its brand new website, 88treadmill. com. 88-Treadmill represents a high-end and well known brand of treadmills and ellipticals manufactured by Sole Treadmills. As a website launch promotion for a limited time, 88-Treadmill is offering a free treadmill mat with the purchase of any Sole Treadmill product (a $50.00 value absolutely free).

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 28, 2007

88-Treadmill has just launched its brand new website, 88treadmill. com. 88-Treadmill represents a high-end and well known brand of treadmills and ellipticals manufactured by Sole Treadmills. Dial their toll free number 1-88-Treadmill to speak with a knowledgeable exercise, equipment specialist.

88-Treadmill offers comprehensive comparisons between Sole Treadmill's ellipticals and treadmills (http://www.88treadmill. com) with other well-known brands of treadmills and ellipticals. As a website launch promotion, for a limited time 88-Treadmill is offering a free treadmill mat with the purchase of any Sole Treadmill product (a $50.00 value absolutely free).

88-Treadmill is also passing along Sole Treadmill's free shipping promotion and premium warranty. Sole Treadmill's is so confident in the quality of its product that they offer a money back satisfaction guarantee. Not every treadmill company out there can afford that kind of guarantee.

About Sole Treadmills

Sole Treadmills started out several years ago renting their treadmills in hotels across the USA. They quickly established themselves as a niche player in the exercise equipment market. Prestigious hotel chains like Hilton hotels quickly recognized the high quality products and were please by the performance, durability and great response from its hotel guests. Sole Treadmills has now signed a contract with Hilton hotels for its 4th year in a row. Sole Treadmills is continuously improving its products' quality and offers the latest designs and functionality in exercise equipment.


TreadmillDoctor. com is one of the widest know reviewers for treadmills. Treadmill Doctor gives advice to over three million people per year on what fitness equipment to buy. Treadmill Doctor been featured in web sites and publications such as Inc. Magazine, Cooking Light, Health & Fitness Business, Runner's World, Fitness Link, Consume Research, About. com, Health & Fitness News, in newspaper articles & radio talk shows throughout the country.

Here is what TreadmillDoctor. com has said about Sole Treadmill's products:

"Sole is putting good components on their machines, which makes perfect sense since they are putting such a long warranty on it. They are trying to sell their treadmills at a value price with a high end warranty and the result should be interesting. The Sole F80 is the best treadmill under $1500. The Sole E25 elliptical is the best value for an elliptical in its price range. The Sole E 95 elliptical, priced at $1699, could easily compete in the $2500 price range."

With great reviews, recognition, positive customer feedback, and money back guarantee, you can't go wrong taking home a Sole Treadmill or elliptical. Take advantage of 88Treadmill. com's website opening offer and take home a free 6.5' x 3' mat with the purchase of any Sole product. Order now and get free shipping to anywhere in the United States. If you need to ship your treadmill or elliptical anywhere else, get discount freight shipping (http://www. diyfreight. com) at diyfreight. com. Call 1-88-Treadmill (1-888-732-3645) to find out more information or order over the phone.

88Treadmill. com is owned and operated by Cyber Marketing, LLC, which also has developed websites in the following industries: foam bean bag chairs (http://www. fombag. com) , Rustic Log Furniture (http://www. sundancefurnishings. com) , and Snow and Outdoor Gear (http://www. geargeargear. com) .

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

MindGent Healthcare Clinics to Add Walk-In Clinic

MindGent Healthcare Clinics to Add Walk-In Clinic

An Indianapolis-based health-care solution company begins the national launch of minor-care clinics right here in its own backyard.

Indianapolis (PRWEB) October 22, 2006 ––

An Indianapolis-based health-care solution company begins the national launch of minor-care clinics right here in its own backyard.

MindGent Healthcare Clinics is pleased to announce its first Corner Care Clinic opens October 23 in the Dr. Aziz Pharmacy, located at 7320 East 82nd Street on the city’s northeast side.

The Corner Care Clinic offering is in partnership with Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, and are exclusive to the wholesaler. Dr. Aziz Pharmacy is a Leader® member pharmacy, the independent retail offering from Cardinal Health. Currently, there are more than 3,300 Leader® stores around the country.

Dr. Aziz Pharmacy already provides a number of unique services to customers including drug compounding and the addition of a Corner Care Clinic only adds to its already undeniable community benefit. Since 1988, pharmacist and owner Hamid Abbaspour has overseen the operation and care of his clients, but this new venture gives customers a more convenient and cost-effective health-care option.

“I have many customers who don’t have their own physician,” Abbaspour said. “This allows them to seek treatment for minor ailments and be referred to physicians for more acute issues.”

Corner Care Clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners licensed to treat minor illnesses including bronchitis, strep throat, ear infections and flu. They can also administer several types of wellness screenings and vaccinations.

MindGent, under the direction of President and CEO Julie Beckner, plans to launch 30 clinics in 2006 throughout the Midwest and projects that in each of the next five years, it will open more than 100 clinics.

About MindGent Healthcare Clinics

MindGent Healthcare Clinics, a subsidiary of MindGent Healthcare Services, provides evidence-based medical care through its minor care clinics. Founded on the principals of quality healthcare by experienced healthcare professionals, MindGent Healthcare Clinics is committed to delivering Convenient, Compassionate and Cost-Effective patient care. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www. mindgenthealthcare. com

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $81 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offerings, Cardinal Health delivers health-care solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve safety and productivity, and deliver better care to patients. The company manufacturers, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth. com.

Editor’s note: Corner Care Clinics logo and interviews with key personnel from MindGent and Cardinal Health are available upon request.


Pat Pickett

Coles Public Relations


Ppickett @ colespr. com


Monday, April 23, 2007

ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS Selected as a 2010 MITX Interactive Awards Finalist for Mobile Survey App

ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS Selected as a 2010 MITX Interactive Awards Finalist for Mobile Survey App

Mobile systems provider ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS has been selected as a finalist in the “Mobile” and “Professional Services” categories for the 15th Annual MITX Interactive Awards for its mobile survey application, SURVEY ON THE SPOT. Held annually by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, the MITX Awards recognize excellence in the creation of web innovations designed, produced or developed in New England.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010

Mobile Systems Provider Recognized for Outstanding Achievement for its SURVEY ON THE SPOT Mobile Survey Application

Mobile systems provider ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS has been selected as a finalist in the “Mobile” and “Professional Services” categories for the 15th Annual MITX Interactive Awards for its mobile survey application, SURVEY ON THE SPOT. Held annually by the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, the MITX Awards recognize excellence in the creation of web innovations designed, produced or developed in New England.

"It is an honor to have been selected as finalist for two MITX Awards," said Geoffrey Palmer, CEO of ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS. “In the development of SURVEY ON THE SPOT, our goal was to allow businesses to easily collect rich insights from their customers while on premises. SURVEY ON THE SPOT surpasses any traditional web-based system by allowing businesses to instantly collect feedback in-the-moment while it’s fresh in a customer’s mind via mobile/handheld technology.”

Since 1996 the MITX Awards has grown to the largest and most prestigious awards competition in the country for technology innovations and celebrates the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England.

“The MITX Awards encompass all things creative and innovative in interactive marketing and technology, and this year saw an increasingly impressive group of forward-thinkers,” said MITX president Kiki Mills. “We are proud to be the voice for the region’s digital community and we are thrilled to recognize some of the world’s most inspiring marketing and creative experts through the Awards.”

ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS, Inc. develops mobile and web products to enable businesses to gather information and to provide their customers with information, coupons and rewards that they access while they are on site. ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS developed its first product, SURVEY ON THE SPOT, to allow businesses to collect customer feedback quickly and easily via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and smartphones while their guests are on site. The system enables clients to create their own surveys with customized branding, receive management service alerts, provide customers with coupons and rewards and gather results in detailed data reporting.

SURVEY ON THE SPOT is currently being used successfully by restaurants, chauffeured ground transportation companies, fitness facilities, salons, and spas. The mobile survey system is an essential tool for any customer-focused industry, from retail, hospitality and transportation to healthcare, government and utilities.

ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS will be recognized with the other finalists in the categories of “Mobile” and “Professional Services” at a gala awards ceremony traditionally attended by over 1,000 of the region’s top interactive marketing and technology professionals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony in the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Thursday, November 18th at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www. mitxawards. org/interactive.

The 2010 MITX Awards are sponsored by: Bridgeline Digital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DLA Piper, Pod Digital Design, Atom Group, Reebok, Technology Review, Boston. com, massAV, and Metropolis Creative.

ON THE SPOT SYSTEMS develops mobile systems to enable businesses to gather customer insights and service feedback wherever and whenever it is needed.

SURVEY ON THE SPOT enables retailers and other service focused organizations to capture in-the-moment customer feedback cost effectively. Utilizing iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and smartphone technology, our surveys provide on-site insights including photos and text commentary. The system also features service alerts, digital coupons and rewards, and automated data reporting via the web.

About MITX
The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) is the region’s premier professional organization for the Internet business and marketing industry. Reaching more than 7,500 professionals in New England, MITX is the community for thought leadership, building business relationships and professional training and development. Members of the MITX community take advantage of events, sponsorships, speaking opportunities and networking to make business connections and exchange ideas. With more than 60 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking with other likeminded peers to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, and funding. MITX is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Visit us at mitx. org.

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Clean Cookstoves Featured on The Martha Stewart Show

Clean Cookstoves Featured on The Martha Stewart Show

Cooking shouldn’t kill, but for many women and families around the world it does

New York, NY (Vocus) December 23, 2010

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves - a partnership of governments, non-profit organizations, United Nations agencies, and the private sector working together to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions - appeared on The Martha Stewart Show (12/22) to inform Stewart’s vast audience about the dangers posed by exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves and to invite viewers to get engaged in the clean cookstoves movement.

Leslie Cordes, Acting Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, said, “A major component of the mission of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is to educate the public about the unique role clean cookstoves play in saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women, and combating climate change. Martha Stewart, with her millions of loyal viewers and followers, gave the Alliance an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness about this important issue.”

Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), appeared on the show to explain how clean cookstoves can deliver significant environmental and health benefits in the developing world. Jackson said, “This is a women’s issue, a childrens’ issue, and an economic issue.”

The Alliance was represented by Aaron Sherinian of the United Nations Foundation, which leads the work of the Alliance. Sherinian underscored the basic truth that “Cooking shouldn’t kill, but for many women and families around the world it does. Everyone can get involved and tell the world that this issue matters and should be at the top of the global agenda.”

The segment will be available for online viewing at http://www. marthastewart. com/show/the-martha-stewart-show/the-giving-show.
Readers can join the movement by visiting http://cleancookstoves. org/get-involved.

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Cookstove smoke contributes to a range of chronic illnesses and acute health impacts such as early childhood pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease and low birth weight.

The smoke from inefficient stoves continues to contribute to global climate change by producing harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and methane, and aerosols such as black carbon. Reliance on biomass for cooking and heating also increases pressure on local natural resources and forces women and children to spend many hours each week collecting firewood -- an especially dangerous task for women and girls in refugee camps and conflict zones.

The use of efficient cookstoves can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and exposure to harmful smoke. Recent scientific evidence confirms that the greater the emissions reductions, the greater the health benefits. More efficient stoves also reduce the time people (usually women and girls) have to spend collecting fuel, and since stoves last for several years, the accumulated savings in time and cost can be invested back into families, communities and economies.

The reductions in emissions achieved by clean cookstoves have the potential to create revenues from carbon credits. Stove companies can use this revenue to reduce stove prices or expand into new markets. More broadly, the entire clean cookstove supply-chain should be a source of economic opportunity and job creation at the local level.

To achieve its '100 by 20' goal, the Alliance will establish industry standards; spur innovative financing mechanisms; champion the cause across the donor and development communities; develop indoor air quality guidelines; address global tax and tariff barriers; field test clean stoves and fuels; and develop research roadmaps across key sectors such as health, climate, technology and fuels.

A thriving global industry for clean cooking solutions will provide a range of long-term benefits for the entire world -- from improving global health to combating climate change.

Alliance Founding Partners
United Nations Foundation, Shell Foundation, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Department of State, World Health Organization (WHO), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Morgan Stanley, UN-Energy, World Food Programme, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Industrial Development Organization, U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U. S. Department of Energy, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), UN High Commissioner for Refugees, SNV: Netherlands Development Organisation, Shell, Government of Peru, Government of Norway, Republic of Malta.

About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www. unfoundation. org.


HRA Announces $19 Million Transaction with HCP, INC

HRA Announces $19 Million Transaction with HCP, INC.

HRA, a Premier Senior Living Management and Development company, located in Vero Beach, Florida, announces a sale and leaseback agreement with healthcare REIT HCP, Inc.

Vero Beach (PRWEB) January 20, 2011

On December 30, 2010, HRA announced the sale and leaseback of HarborChase of Vero Beach (HCVB) to Long Beach, California based HCP, Inc., the nation’s largest healthcare REIT. HCVB is an 85-unit Assisted Living/Memory Care community located at 4150 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, Florida.

HRA principals, Tim Smick and Dan Simmons said the transaction allowed their company and several local investors to monetize an investment they made in 2006 when they developed the community and opened for residents in mid-2007.

According to Dan Simmons, “This transaction accomplishes several things. First, this long term lease with HCP allows us to continue to provide outstanding care to our residents and meaningful jobs for our employees at HCVB for decades to come. Second, it completes the next step in creating a Senior Living campus with all levels of care from Independent Living through Memory Care. Third, it creates a capital event for us and the local investors who initially invested in the project. We appreciate the trust our local investors placed in us and we are happy to return their investment with a meaningful profit.” The transaction further strengthens and expands HRA’s relationship with HCP; 11 of the 17 senior living communities operated by HRA are owned by HCP.

For more information contact:
Dan Simmons, Principal

About HRA: HRA is a Senior Living Management and Development company located in Vero Beach, Florida. The company currently manages 17 communities located in 4 states and employs 1,300 associates.


Statistics Show Early Drinkers Have More Problems with Alcohol

Statistics Show Early Drinkers Have More Problems with Alcohol

Data indicates that one third of people who received treatment for alcohol abuse reported their first intoxication being between the ages of 15 and 17

(PRWEB) April 20, 2005

In 2002 there were more than 680,000 people who received treatment due to alcohol being the primary substance abused, and more than a third of them reported having gotten drunk for the first time between the ages of 15 and 17. This data comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationÂ’s Treatment Episode Data Set.

This report also showed that 37 percent of the group became intoxicated before the age of 14. In all, nearly 90 percent of people in treatment for alcohol abuse that year reported getting drunk before the legal drinking age of 21.

Of the more than 22 million people in need of treatment in the United States, nearly 15 million list alcohol as the primary substance, and only a fraction of them actually receive it.

“I was 16 the first time I got drunk,” reports Lucas, who at 27 has now been clean and sober for over five years, “My drinking escalated through the latter part of high school and I eventually dropped out of college twice because of my alcohol abuse. Everything else took a back seat to drinking.”

As a graduate of the Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehabilitation and Education Program, Lucas is now a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Narconon Prevention Specialist helping prevent kids from going down the same road he and too many others traveled.

“I am very grateful for my family and for Narconon,” he says. The Narconon program is based on the research and developments of American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard’s drug-free rehabilitation methodology.

Drug and alcohol education and prevention efforts are the primary factor in keeping our nationÂ’s youth from becoming statistics, and the responsibilities lies with parents, teachers, ministers and other family and friends, not just anti-drug organizations who work at it full-time.

There are only a few times a year when drug and alcohol use is thrust into the national spotlight, and April is one of them since it is Alcohol Awareness Month. Other times include National Recovery Month in September and Red Ribbon Week at the end of October, where the focus is on education and prevention.

For more information or to get help for a loved one in need, contact Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933. You may also visit www. stopaddiction. com and www. alcohol-addiction. org.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Mednet System Helps High Ridge Women's Internal Medicine LLC of Connecticut In Boosting Their Profits And Reducing Office Workload

Mednet System Helps High Ridge Women's Internal Medicine LLC of Connecticut In Boosting Their Profits And Reducing Office Workload

Practice thriving using Mednet System's complete Medical Billing Services and web based EMR for clinical documentation.

Norwalk, CT, and Webster, MA (PRWEB) May 2, 2007

Dr. Elizabeth Goman, founder of High Ridge Women's Internal Medicine LLC; specializing in internal medicine and women's healthcare, has been successfully using Mednet System's Billing Services since opening her practice a year and a half ago. Her continued satisfaction with the billing services rendered prompted her to enroll with Mednet's emr4MD Version 4.0 for her office over 6 months ago.

When Dr. Goman decided to open her new practice she found Mednet System's practice management strategies and effectual billing services to be of massive aid. Quick claim reimbursement helped her new practice to flourish. Mednet System's continued service and support allowed for a smoother office workflow and decreased stress by taking away the troubles normally associated with in-house medical billing. "When I opened my practice, Mednet System was there to help me. Their excellent billing staff had my claims reimbursed in a timely fashion, eliminating one of the major difficulties in opening a new practice. Their thorough rejection and A/R follow up has aided in boosting profits for my office. I have access to my account at all time so I always know what's going on with my claims. I am very pleased with their efforts," said Dr. Goman.

"Given their stellar performance in billing, when I decided to switch to a paperless office it was only natural for me to turn to Mednet System for their EMR Application. I'm glad that I did. Their EMR Application is as proficient as their billing services. I have been using EMR for the last 6 months. We do not have to pull any paper charts and any new documents coming into the office can be directly scanned into the EMR, reducing an extra step for my office staff. The ability to discontinue paper applications in the office reduces our office workload, therefore saving everyone time and stress. The patients are pleased with the effects of it too - the office runs smoother with it," according to Dr. Goman.

"This success story is one more attribute to our practice management skills and expert billing services. When our clients are successful using our solutions and services then everybody wins. We are vested in the satisfaction and prosperity of our clients. We take great pride in not only being able to increase profits and improve workflow for our clients, but also being able to help improve their patients' satisfaction," said Niraj Jetly, CEO, Mednet System.

About Dr. Elizabeth Goman
Dr. Goman is the founder of High Ridge Women's Internal Medicine, LLC, located in Norwalk, CT -- a practice specializing in internal medicine and women's healthcare services.

About Mednet System
Mednet System is a leading provider of Electronic Medical Records, Medical Billing and Technology Solutions for physicians, hospitals and Independent Physician Associations (IPA's).

Kristy Campanale
Mednet System


Skyscape, Inc. Selects Tiziani Whitmyre as Marketing Services Partner

Skyscape, Inc. Selects Tiziani Whitmyre as Marketing Services Partner

Skyscape Inc., a leading provider of medical references specially formatted for mobile and desktop devices, has selected Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc. of Sharon, Mass. (http://www. tizinc. com) as its integrated marketing services partner.

Sharon, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2005

Skyscape Inc., a leading provider of medical references specially formatted for mobile and desktop devices, has selected Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc. of Sharon, Mass. as its integrated marketing services partner.

Tiziani Whitmyre (http://www. tizinc. com (http://www. tizinc. com)) is creating and implementing Skyscape’s strategic and tactical marketing communications requirements, including strategic brand positioning, advertising, direct response, public relations, and sales collateral.

“Skyscape’s trusted medical, health, and wellness references are renowned for helping healthcare practitioners enhance patient care, as well as for supporting consumers interested in health and wellness,” said Rick Whitmyre, Tiziani Whitmyre president. “We are very pleased they called on us to develop innovative programs from our broad portfolio of marketing services to enhance their brand, penetrate new markets, and generate high-quality sales leads.”

Skyscape, based in Marlborough, Mass., is the leading provider of interactive, intelligent mobile medical references, with a registered user base of over 450,000 medical professionals. The company stands alone as the only handheld provider to offer more than 300 of the most trusted medical references published by the world’s leading medical publishers. More than 30 medical specialties are represented, which means specialists and general practitioners alike can carry a very powerful medical decision tool with them at all times.

“smARTlink™ is a fundamental and patented technology underlying all Skyscape products – it is truly unique in the industry”, said Sandeep Shah, Skyscape President and founder. “By choosing Tiziani Whitmyre as our agency, we are redoubling our commitment to communicate the power of smARTlink and the value it has in reducing medical errors. We’re confident Tiziani Whitmyre’s experience and proven success will help us accomplish this objective, as well as grow our brand recognition.”

Tiziani Whitmyre also reported its appointment to provide public relations services for Visidot by ImageID of Tel Aviv, an accurate, reliable and cost-efficient solution for rapid multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) and for Advanced Marketing Services of Quincy, Mass., developer of the Pathfinder wireless handheld MLS Data/GPS system for real estate professionals.

Tiziani Whitmyre is also providing web site development and support services to Entuity, Inc., developer of the Eye of the Storm™ (EYE) integrated network management suite.

These new clients reflect the expansion of the company’s capabilities in its public relations and interactive marketing practices.

“We’re confident that our strength in crafting powerful, integrated marketing communications solutions that engage minds and drive action will continue to serve our clients well – and by extension – enable us to continue our growth throughout 2005 and beyond,” said Robert Tiziani, CEO, Tiziani Whitmyre.

About Tiziani Whitmyre

Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc. is an advertising, public relations, and Internet marketing agency focused on the needs of B2B and B2C clients. The company’s services include graphic design, Website design, search engine marketing, corporate branding, direct response marketing, editorial services, media relations, and marketing and brand strategy. Tiziani Whitmyre’s integrated solutions approach supports brand positioning and the generation of sales leads for leading life science, biotechnology, high technology, industrial, manufacturing, and professional services companies. The firm is headquartered near Boston in Sharon, Massachusetts, and can be contacted at http://www. tizinc. com (http://www. tizinc. com) or 781-793-9380.

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New Vircom Study Underlines the Dangers of Phishing Scams

New Vircom Study Underlines the Dangers of Phishing Scams

White paper series on email fraud helps potential victims avoid financial and emotional devastation

Montreal, (PRWEB) January 21, 2005

Vircom Inc., developer of Modus™ secure email management solutions, released today a white paper titled Scam Prevention Guide - How to recognize a phish when you see one. The second volume in its series on Exposing Email-Borne Fraud, the document explains how phishing attacks occur and offers valuable information on how to avoid victimization.

Phishing is one of today's fastest-growing types of email fraud. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reported more than 1500 active phishing websites and 51 instances of brand spoofing in November 2004 alone. Fraudsters use spoofed but authentic-looking emails and websites to con unsuspecting victims into divulging personal information which scammers then use to commit financial fraud and identity theft.

"Vircom is committed to developing solutions to end phishing and other types of email-borne fraud," said Sylvain Durocher, president and founder of Vircom. "In conjunction, we are actively working to educate consumers on how to identify phishing scams and avoid becoming victims of online fraud."

To download Exposing Email-Borne Fraud, Volume 2: Scam Prevention Guide visit: www. vircom. com/Downloads/Whitepapers. asp (http://www. vircom. com/Downloads/Whitepapers. asp).

About Vircom

Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of secure email management and authentication solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers, the real estate industry, corporations and healthcare facilities. Vircom's mature Modus™ secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defense against spam and email-borne fraud. Rated "Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution" by Network Computing and named a "2004 Recommended" product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine.

Vircom is also the developer of VOP Radius, a full-featured all-in-one RADIUS server that supports the latest RFCs, vendor specific attributes, NAS templates and has a multitude of preconfigured settings.

Contact Information:

François Bourdeau

Director of Marketing

Phone: 514.845.1666 x256

Francois. bourdeau@vircom. com

Erin G. Haller

Marketing & Communications Specialist

514.845.1666 x238

Erin. haller@vircom. com


Championship Chess Director to Conduct a Workshop on Teaching Chess Across Multiple Intelligences at the Georgia Association for the Gifted Conference

Championship Chess Director to Conduct a Workshop on Teaching Chess Across Multiple Intelligences at the Georgia Association for the Gifted Conference

Stephen A. Schneider, Director of Championship Chess, educator and author of The Scholastic Chess Series, will conduct an interactive workshop on teaching chess to reach across multiple intelligences within the differentiated classroom at the Georgia Association for the Gifted Conference in Athens, Georgia, March 10-12, 2005.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 9, 2005

Stephen A. Schneider will conduct an interactive workshop entitled “Multiple Intelligences in Action in the Classroom” from 11:15 a. m. to noon at the Georgia Association for the Gifted Conference in Athens, Georgia, March 10-12, 2005. Participants will view video as well as engage in hands-on demonstrations that introduce chess concepts and strategies as a means of reaching Gifted and Talented students who have different strengths and learning styles.

A former classroom teacher, Schneider is Director of Atlanta-based Championship Chess and author of The Scholastic Chess Series. The Series includes Chess Basics, Chess Openings I, Endgames Strategies I and a chess readiness activity book, Color My Chess World, that introduces pre-chess activities to very young children. The conference is expected to draw more than 500 teachers of the gifted and educators and community leaders, as well as parents of gifted children. Championship Chess coaches have guided scholastic chess clubs that, consistently, have placed high in state championships for more than 20 years.

Since 1995, Championship Chess, and its parent company Teachable Tech, have been annual presenters at the conference. Schneider, who has been teaching chess to children for more than 30 years, will examine how and why chess is an excellent tool for reaching across multiple intelligences within the differentiated classroom.

Schneider will also illustrate ways creative chess instruction addresses the first seven of Howard GardnerÂ’s multiple intelligences. He will also demonstrate the teaching tools and strategies that can be differentiated for studentsÂ’ characteristics and needs in order to enhance and accelerate overall learning and improve problem solving, and he will provide tips for implementing an effective scholastic chess program.

As a teaching tool, chess is quickly gaining ground in schools all over the United States. Studies conducted over the last 30 years show that studentsÂ’ IQs increase and test scores improve after less than a year of systematic chess study. It has been shown to enhance and accelerate learning and improve problem-solving abilities, expand math and reading skills, increase self-esteem and develop concentration and focus. Schneider will also illustrate ways chess addresses cognitive outcomes: visualization, thinking ahead, thinking concretely and abstractly, weighing options and planning ahead.

Participants will learn tips for implementing an effective scholastic chess program that develops a lifelong learning pursuit for children and opens the door to the world of chess outside the classroom. Championship Chess clubs and their coaches have won local, state, regional and national awards and distinctions. Currently, Championship Chess players are ranked in the top 10 in the state of Georgia and the top 100 in the United States.

Championship Chess coaches have made presentations to various educator groups throughout the country, including for other conferences on the gifted child, for staff development workshops and at home school conventions.

The coaches teach lessons in strategy and supervise chess play among public, private and home schooled students. The reproducible workbooks created for the Scholastic Chess Series are designed for students who are beginners in chess, as well as for those who play and are ready to improve their skills. Each of these titles has a supporting video with Coach Steve Schneider teaching key lessons that integrate with the print materials.

Chess Basics is the initial workbook for students. Step-by-step, it introduces the chess pieces one at a time, not only demonstrating how they move and capture but, also, how they work together. Chess Openings I introduces the openings that are most popular with beginning scholastic players; Endgames Strategies I prepares players for the most common endgames of chess. A chess tactics book that builds upon Chess Openings I, and is ideal for the beginning player as well as the tournament player, is scheduled for publication later this year.

Also in the Scholastic Chess Series is Color My Chess World, a chess readiness activity book, with an accompanying music CD of short, fun songs that invite kids to dance and sing along, that builds the skills to make the introduction of chess easy ― and fun ― for very young children. Developed by certified early childhood educators and scholastic chess coaches, this program builds academic skills through chess activities designed to capture the interest of young children. Color My Chess World introduces children to the “world of chess”: the chessboard, chess “characters” and chess play. Activities in the book introduce basic chess concepts while improving spatial skills, developing math and reading readiness skills, and reinforcing skills in listening and following directions.

Championship Chess is a division of Teachable Tech, Inc., an award-winning company of curriculum writers. Teachable Tech has designed curriculum for pre-K and K-12 for such diverse clients as the American Red Cross, the National Park Service, Social and Health Services in association with SAMHSA/HHR, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, ABC News, HBO and The Weather Channel.

For more information about starting a scholastic chess club and/or purchasing materials in the Scholastic Chess Series, contact:

Dennis Jones or Stephen Schneider

3565 Evans Road

Atlanta, GA 30340

(888) 328-7373 or (770) 939-4596

Fax: 770-493-1115

Championship Chess: www. championshipchess. net


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Greenway EHR Software Customers Profit through PQRS Quality Reporting

Greenway EHR Software Customers Profit through PQRS Quality Reporting

Greenway’s EHR Software Solution Helps Cardiology Practice Gain $70,000 ROI by Submitting Through Company’s Registry

Carrollton, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2010

Customers of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. utilizing clinical data compilation and exchange provided by Greenway's EHR software, practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE® have experienced successful year-end incentive fund capture through the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The clinical data measurements and reporting functions required by PQRS mirror those of meaningful use and electronic prescribing incentives being offered to physician practices, as well as pending accountable care organization (ACO) initiatives.

"We are very pleased at Greenway that our customers are relaying to us the achievement of incentive funds, and we have been confident in their ability to do so across many family and specialty practices,” said President and CEO Tee Green. "The emergence and future of quality reporting incentive programs are important aspects of achieving an improved and more sustainable healthcare system that positively impacts patient health. PQRS, meaningful use and accountable care speak to the same evolution in quality patient care, and Greenway is dedicated to offering industry-leading technology for providers choosing to participate.”

Begun as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) pilot program in 2007, CMS solidified it into the permanent PQRS program in November of this year. PQRS provides a percentage bonus on all Medicare Part B allowable claims submitted by practices matched with up to three quality reporting clinical care measurements selected from up to 179 measures and 13 measure groups.

The PQRS evolution allows submission per provider or per group practice, and requires only a one-time data submission at a six - or 12-month time frame, with data transmission via a CMS-approved registry or a fully qualified electronic health record.

"Greenway is a CMS-approved registry for PQRS, and PrimeSUITE is a fully qualified EHR software solution for PQRS reporting as well, which allows practices to select the best reporting method from those CMS recognizes,” said Green. "Once a practice selects its quality reporting measurements, Greenway's technology can extract, compile and send the data, so practice managers and staff do not have to code or track the allowable claims.”

Birmingham Heart Clinic, a nine-provider cardiology practice in Birmingham, Ala., selected measures focusing on the use of antiplatelet or beta blocker therapy for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or those with CAD and prior myocardial infarction, respectively. The practice submitted through the Greenway registry option for its allowable patient volume, and received $70,000 from CMS this fall, according to Business Administrator William Sester.

"Our practice improved the quality of care through this program,” said Sester, who said this was accomplished through the establishment of clinical alerts within PrimeSUITE to identify and assure that patients were receiving the regimen. "There was very minimal work required by the practice. We established our nine providers on the registry site and Greenway did the bulk of the work. We have every intention of continuing with these programs and we have every ambition of achieving meaningful use. We want to be one of the first practices to capture meaningful use funds in 2011.”

According to Sester, his practice sees the practicality of the convergence of incentive programs. "Although the exact future of healthcare economics is unclear, practices that report quality measures and strategically focus on improving patient care will benefit the most. If a grading process is on the horizon, we're using technology to help us be better doctors. There is a future of physician practices working very closely with hospitals, be it the ACO or medical home models. For more teamwork between IPAs and hospitals to occur, there will have to be incentives. When doctors have a financial stake in the process, it will have results.”

Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine of Lancaster, S. C. received a CMS payment of $27,000 this fall by reporting six allowable measures per its six providers, according to Practice Administrator Kathy Sistare.

Mound Family Practice in Miamisburg, Ohio has reported to the program since its inception in 2007, and as of the latest reporting period, had received nearly $10,000 through a single prevention and care measure focusing on its diabetic patients, according to Practice Administrator Sue Ellen Strassburger. "We have been profitable in the program every year, and plan to expand our participation to all of our doctors and protocols that PQRS is looking at. This program is extremely easy.”

About EHR Software Provider Greenway Medical Technologies
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative 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 in group practice, IDN, REC, HIE, IPA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately held company with more than 400 employees. For more information, visit greenwaymedical. com.

About PrimeSUITE 2011 Meaningful Use Certification
PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB Complete EHR. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. PrimeSUITE 2011 was certified on October 14, 2010, certification number CC-1112-699072-1 for clinical quality measures NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 0038, 0031, 0032 and 0034.

Review complete details of PrimeSUITE 2011's meaningful use certification on CCHIT and ONC websites: http://www. cchit. org/products/onc-atcb and onc-chpl. force. com/ehrcert. For more information about Greenway, visit http://www. greenwaymedical. com/. You can also follow developments at Greenway through online and social media:
 Greenway EMR on Twitter: http://bit. ly/GreenwayTwitter  #PrimeLdr10 Twitter feed archive: http://bit. ly/PrimeLdr10  Greenway EMR on Facebook: http://bit. ly/GreenwayFacebook  Greenway EMR 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

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Pearlsong Press to Publish new Romantic Suspense Novel by Pat Ballard

Pearlsong Press to Publish new Romantic Suspense Novel by Pat Ballard

Nashville TN-based publishing company will release next book by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances, Pat Ballard, in fall 2005.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 9, 2005

Pearlsong Press will publish Abigail's Revenge, a romantic suspense novel by Pat Ballard, in fall 2005.

"We're excited to add another novel by Pat to our catalog of entertaining and empowering books," publisher Peggy Elam, Ph. D. said in announcing the deal. "We hope to have the book available for sale at our booth at the Southern Festival of Books October 7-9."

Ballard has been dubbed the "Queen of Rubenesque Romances" due to her featuring plus-sized or "big beautiful" heroines in all of her works. Her previous novels (Wanted: One Groom, Nobody's Perfect, His Brother's Child, and A Worthy Heir) and short story collection, Dangerous Curves Ahead, have also been published by Pearlsong Press.

Ballard began writing motivational romance novels after dieting and starving herself from age 11 to 33, nearly destroying her health in the process. She decided to eat healthily, exercise moderately, and accept the body that followed. As her self-acceptance grew, she realized she wasn't alone in her previous body hatred.

"These books aren't just for larger women," Ballard says. "They're for women of all sizes to learn to accept themselves for the wonderful one-of-a-kind creation they are, and stop trying to look like or be someone they were never genetically programmed to be."

Her fan base is growing, with readers regularly commenting on her books' fresh attitude of self-acceptance and recognition of the natural diversity of body sizes.

Ballard's books can be purchased from online booksellers including Amazon. com and BarnesandNoble. com, as well as the retail store at the Pearlsong Press website (www. pearlsong. com), Buck Off Babes (www. buckoffbabes. com), and Borders bookstores. Other "brick and mortar" bookstores can order Ballard's books for any customer if the books are not already on their shelves.

Pearlsong Press books are available to retailers and libraries through Ingram Book Group, Baker and Taylor, Broadart Company, and Lightning Source Inc., as well as directly from the publisher (P. O. Box 58065, Nashville, TN 37205, 1-866-4-A-PEARL, sales@pearlsong. com).

The Nashville, TN-based publishing company was founded by Elam, a psychologist and former journalist, to promote holistic and empowering fiction and nonfiction and the "Health at Every Size" approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

More information about Pearlsong Press is available at www. pearlsong. com and www. pearlsongpress. com. Ballard maintains a website at www. patballard. com.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Short Winter Days Mean It's Time to Top Up Your Vitamin D

Short Winter Days Mean It's Time to Top Up Your Vitamin D

When the sun is not enough, add Vitamin D from food sources and supplements

Bellingham, WA (Vocus) October 18, 2010

As we approach the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year – it's clear that in many areas of North America, sunshine is in short supply. What's more startling is that many North Americans – studies suggest 30-50% – are deficient in the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D.

According to nutrition expert Gloria Tsang, founder of HealthCastle. com, Vitamin D deficiency is an issue all year long, not just during winter days with few sunshine hours – but the winter season is an especially important time to ensure good Vitamin D levels, since the sunshine vitamin helps protect against winter flu. "We call Vitamin D the sunshine vitamin," Tsang says, "But the reality is that most people don't get enough Vitamin D from the sun at any time of year – especially since it's now so important to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun. We can get some Vitamin D from food sources, but the truth is that just about everyone should be taking a Vitamin D supplement, too."

In addition to helping fight the flu, Vitamin D has other important effects in the body. It aids calcium and phosphorus absorption, helping prevent bone diseases like rickets and osteoporosis, and studies have shown that is has a strong association with lowered cancer risk. Here are 5 key ways to get more Vitamin D:
Feast on fish: Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel, as well as cod liver oil, are the best food sources of Vitamin D.

Enjoy eggs: Egg yolks contain small amounts of Vitamin D3.

Find fortified foods: Milk fortified with Vitamin D virtually eliminated rickets in the 1930s, and is still a prime source of Vitamin D today. Other Vitamin D-fortified foods include breakfast cereals, yogurt, and orange juice.

Munch on mushrooms: Some mushrooms contain Vitamin D2, including some mushrooms grown in conditions specifically designed to boost Vitamin D content.

Be safe; take a supplement: Expert opinions vary on how much Vitamin D we need (some experts recommend up to 1000 IU per day for adults), but most agree we're not getting enough. Since it's hard to absorb Vitamin D from food sources, your safest best is to take a supplement, especially in the winter.

Of course, we all get some of our Vitamin D supply from the sun – but increasing your sun exposure to up your Vitamin D intake is not a good idea, since the potential risks to your skin outweigh the benefits of the additional Vitamin D. Focus on eating Vitamin D-containing foods instead, and top up your intake with a good supplement. More healthy eating tips from registered dietitians are available at http://www. HealthCastle. com, an official USDA MyPyramid Partner.

About HealthCastle. com: HealthCastle. com is the most comprehensive nutrition community run by Registered Dietitians on the web. The dietitians at HealthCastle. com have been sharing their passion for nutrition and health since 1997. For fun and practical healthy eating tips, exclusive nutrition guides, and nutrition podcasts, visit http://www. HealthCastle. com.

Twitter: HealthCastleGlo
Facebook: HealthCastle

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AP9 Simple Escapes Offers Ideas for Many Affordably Fun Dates

AP9 Simple Escapes Offers Ideas for Many Affordably Fun Dates

AP9 simple escapes helps you get out there with the one you like -- for less.

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 16, 2007

Norwalk, Conn. (PRWeb) January 16, 2007… So you're single and dating. A lot. And it's fun, but it can also become very expensive. How do you keep on dating that "special someone" -- or perhaps with a couple of people -- without breaking the bank? AP9 SimpleEscapes (http://www. simpleescapes-program. com/), a leading travel and entertainment savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, has some simple and practical solutions for you.

An unforgettable date requires some planning and lots of creativity. AP9 SimpleEscapes (http://www. simpleescapes-program. com/SimpleEscapes_ResourceCenter. html) members can take advantage of money-saving benefits even if they're going out on dates every weekend, including savings at perfect date-making retailers all over the country, from movie theatres and restaurants to bookstores and traveling options. With so many date options to choose from, here are just a few ideas:

-- The all-time classic. Movies are a great choice for dates if certain rules are followed. Don't go to the movies on a blind date, unless you definitely know the other person likes the idea of spending two hours in a dark room with a stranger. Choose the movie theatre as an option if you already know the person you are going on a date with, and if possible, make the choice of movies a mutual decision.

-- Play a game. If the other half of the date agrees, a night of role-play can be a lot of fun! Pick an Italian restaurant, and try to speak as much Italian as you can, make up words or say a few lines from famous Italian movies. Ask the server for a traditional dish you've never tried, and discover a new flavor together. You can laugh at yourselves and bring new topics of conversations to the table.

-- Hit the road. Traveling -- close to or far from your home -- is a good way to meet people with dating potential, especially if you go to singles-oriented places (signing up for a beach or a ski house is a great idea). On the other hand, a weekend getaway with the person you're dating will allow you to see each other in a different light. Getting out of the comfort zone is one way to discover new things about yourself and other people.

-- Public meeting. It's easier to feel more relaxed if the date occurs in a neutral zone or a public place, so you don't feel under the spotlight. What about a bookstore? Most have a coffee shop inside, so you can feel at ease surrounded by people and finding topics to talk about among books and magazines. You can even spend time picking a book to read together and discuss later on over the phone or, ideally, on another date a couple of days later.

"What to do on my next date?" is a much easier question to answer when you have a variety of ways to have fun while saving money, reports AP9 Simple Escapes.

About AP9 Simple Escapes

AP9 Simple Escapes (http://www. simpleescapes-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 both membership and loyalty 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 SimpleEscapes.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cygalle Dias Awarded Honorary Doctorate from New York College of Health Professions

Cygalle Dias Awarded Honorary Doctorate from New York College of Health Professions

Cygalle Dias, founder of the Cygalle Healing Spa (CHS), is being awarded with an honorary doctorate by the New York College of Health Professions for her work promoting a holistic lifestyle and therapies.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2009

Cygalle Dias, founder of the Cygalle Healing Spa (CHS), is being awarded with an honorary doctorate by New York College of Health Professions for her work promoting a holistic lifestyle and therapies. Her vision, executed at her spa and through her product line, is to promote a healing lifestyle that transcends into all aspects of her clients daily lives. The College has a similar vision: the protection and enhancement of health - physical, psychological, spiritual and institutional.

"The College, like Cygalle Dias, is committed to a new standard of wellness that blends both Eastern and Western therapies," stated Lisa Pamintuan, President of the New York College of Health Professions located in Syosset, Long Island. "We're recognizing Cygalle because she's a leader in the emerging field of holistic wellness."

The honorary doctorate will be awarded at the Commencement Ceremony for the New York College of Health Professions graduating class of 2009 on Sunday, May 17th. The College, which is more than 25 years old, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in holistic health and believes and teaches Integrative medicine, which combines the both traditional and complementary disciplines of Western and Eastern medicine.

"It's both humbling and touching to receive this honorary doctorate from such an impressive institution," stated Cygalle Dias. "The College leadership and I share similar visions, and plan on collaborating on some exciting special projects in the near future."

Cygalle Healing Spa at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is a vivid example of the level of holistic, healing programs offered by Dias. Utilizing advanced technologies and treatments influenced by ancient remedies, visitors engage in a relaxing and revitalizing experience including everything from organic treatments, holistic health counseling, yoga, chakra realignment, and healthy menu suggestions at the resort's upscale restaurants.

The Commencement Speaker is Michael Balboni, former New York State Homeland Security Czar and Senator in charge of tri-state Homeland Security Departments. His remarks will address the current Swine Flu pandemic along with the importance of Infection Control, an area in which the College is very active.

NEW YORK COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, located in Syosset, New York, has been a leader in Holistic Education and Care for over 25 years. The College, which has national institutional accreditation, offers undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing and the Science of Self Improvement, and a variety of continuing education workshops for professionals and the public. Located on the College's main campus are the Academic Health Care Teaching Clinics, which provide holistic treatments to the community at affordable prices while providing clinical internships for student practitioners. New York College also maintains a 35-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People's Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and continues to develop new educational programs as well as health related products. Additional information about New York College of Health Professions can be found at www. nycollege. edu.

CYGALLE HEALING SPA is committed to wholeness and purity, and to creating a new possibility of living in fast-pasted urban environments by featuring a holistic environment that is earth friendly and non-toxic. Cygalle Dias, the founder and CEO, has been in the fashion, beauty, and marketing arena for twenty years and her own journey into wellness began over 15 years ago. Her vision with the spas and her men's and women's product line is to promote a healing environment that further transcends into a client's daily lifestyle. Cygalle Healing Spa was launched as a mobile spa concept in 2006, and gained notoriety by pampering celebrities such as Helena Christensen, David Blaine and Rosario Dawson. The spa is currently exploring a partnership to open a New York City location.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hosanna Broadcasting Network to Launch Christian Television Programming Reaching Millions; HBN TV to Reach Hundreds of Cities in Greater Los Angeles

Hosanna Broadcasting Network to Launch Christian Television Programming Reaching Millions; HBN TV to Reach Hundreds of Cities in Greater Los Angeles

Hosanna Broadcasting Network is pleased to announce the launch of its first ever television programming covering the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and parts of Mexico.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2010

Hosanna Broadcasting Network (http://www. hosannabroadcasting. com)(HBN) is pleased to announce the launch of its first ever television programming covering the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and parts of Mexico. HBN TV is scheduled to begin broadcasting on a major global communications network in November 2010. The network is a comprehensive world-class provider of end-to-end transmission via satellites and production services to the global broadcasting industry.

“We’re very excited about this new opportunity,” said Tersit Asrat founder and president of HBN. “God is taking Hosanna Broadcasting Network to a new dimension,” said Asrat.

Established in 2007, HBN is a 24-hour Christian radio network that currently broadcasts the Gospel of Jesus Christ via satellite driven radio to parts of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The agreement with the global communications network will allow HBN to expand its coverage area by reaching an estimated 6 million television homes in North America.

In addition, HBN TV will begin broadcasting in November to 190 cities in the Greater Los Angeles area. Programming will be available on DISH Network® (Channel 20), DIRECTTV® (Channel 20), KNLA TV (Channel 27) and KNLA DT (20.1). The satellite networks and local channels combined will bring new and exciting programming to millions of households.

“This is an amazing opportunity,” said Asrat. “Our television lineup will include a variety of relevant Christian lifestyle programming including, health shows, music videos, news segments, movies and much more,” said Asrat.

HBN will tape some original programming from its studios in Los Angeles. Christian producers, artists and ministers are invited to submit pre-recorded programming for consideration.

About Hosanna Broadcasting Network
Based in Los Angeles, Hosanna Broadcasting Network (HBN) is a 24-hour Christian radio network that has been broadcasting the Gospel via satellite radio since its inception in June 2007. HBN is dedicated to producing Christian and family oriented programming for global distribution via satellite driven digital radio and television channels. For more information, visit www. hosannabroadcasting. com or call (310) 348-9188.

Media Contact:
Lynn Stuart
(310) 348-9188


Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Named One of the 125 Best Foods for Men by Men’s Health Magazine

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Named One of the 125 Best Foods for Men by Men’s Health Magazine

Sauce Beats Thousands of Barbecue Sauce Options for #1 Ranking

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 20, 2010

In recent months Men's Healthmagazine has been searching grocery store shelves across the country in pursuit of a healthy shopping list comprised of the healthiest and tastiest foods for men. After comparing nutrition labels and conducting head-to-head taste tests among top BBQ sauce brands, Men’s Health selected Pork Barrel BBQOriginal BBQ Sauce as one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men.”

The November 2010 issue of Men’s Health highlights the magazine’s feat of tasting, testing, and ranking thousands of grocery store products to find the healthiest, tastiest foods for men. Of the thousands of commercially available BBQ sauces available, Men’s Health selected Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as an “essential item” for grocery shopping lists.

Earlier this year, taste testers and sauce aficionados with Men's Health blogselected Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.

“Our Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce is made of all natural ingredients with no preservatives and is sure to give the food at your next BBQ the perfect smokin’ kick,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “It is a tremendous honor to have Men’s Health name our BBQ sauce the best BBQ sauce for men and recognize our efforts to produce an all natural and nutritional gourmet BBQ sauce at an affordable price.”

According to Men’s Health, with only 35 calories,

Pork Barrel BBQ has quickly become the preferred BBQ sauce for the backyard BBQ’er. Since the company started selling BBQ sauces in 2009, all types of BBQ’ers – from competition smokers to casual grillers – have taken notice of their sensational sauces. Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original and Sweet sauces have taken home numerous top awards from the Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis in May competitions, including winning the “People’s Choice” award at the prestigious annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D. C.

One year after their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in over 1,000 stores in 38 states. The first Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant will open in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia later this fall.

People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them local grocery stores such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Savemart, Schnucks, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, and Bloom. To find stores near you that carry Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit the online store locator and interactive map at http://www. porkbarrelbbq. com/store-locations.

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www. porkbarrelbbq. com/recipe.

About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 38 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the “People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades. For more information, visit http://www. PorkBarrelBBQ. com] or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

THE GREATEST VITAMIN IN THE WORLD nutritionally supports people with arthritis, cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, strokes, women's health issues and men's health issues

THE GREATEST VITAMIN IN THE WORLD nutritionally supports people with arthritis, cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, strokes, women's health issues and men's health issues.

The Greateast Vitamins in the World use the highest form of vitamins, probiotics, minerals, enzymes and other helpful nutrients to support the body in the areas of stress, energy loss, body fat and sleep deprivation.

(PRWEB) October 15, 2003

The Greatest Vitamin in the World SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS, CANCER, DIABETES, DEPRESSION, HEART DISEASE, OSTEOPOROSIS, STROKES, WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES AND MEN'S HEALTH ISSUES. The Greatest Vitamin in the World uses only the highest forms of vitamins, probiotics, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients to support those with stress, energy loss, sleep deprivation and body fat issues. If interested in trying The Greatest Vitamin In The World go to:http://www. vitaminshealthandnutrition. com (http://www. vitaminshealthandnutrition. com)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Zemea® Propanediol Meets U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Criteria

Zemea® Propanediol Meets U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Criteria

DuPont today announced that the breakthrough bio-based ingredient, Zemea® propanediol, has been independently evaluated by NSF International and now is listed in the CleanGredients® database as passing the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) screen. Zemea® is produced and marketed by the DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products joint venture.

Loudon, TN (Vocus) January 5, 2009

DuPont today announced that the breakthrough bio-based ingredient, Zemea® propanediol, has been independently evaluated by NSF International and now is listed in the CleanGredients® database as passing the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) screen. Zemea® is produced and marketed by the DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products joint venture.

Zemea® is the first DfE-screened solvent to be listed in CleanGredients®. It is a 100 percent natural ingredient made from corn sugar and developed for use in the cleaning and personal care categories. Zemea® is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols in cleaning product formulations where the product's solvency properties, purity level, low irritation and excellent moisturization properties are benefits.

CleanGredients® is an online database of quality cleaning product ingredients. It helps formulators identify the ingredients they need to help them formulate greener, more sustainable cleaning products. CleanGredients® is a project of nonprofit institute GreenBlue®.

"We're excited to be the first solvent listed in CleanGredients®," said David Wood, product director -- DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. "We share similar objectives with GreenBlue® around quality, sustainability and minimizing our environmental footprint. We believe this listing will enable more formulators to take advantage of the performance benefits of Zemea® and help them to streamline the process for achieving DfE recognition for their cleaning products."

DfE is one of the EPA's premier partnership programs, working with industry sectors to compare and improve the human health and environmental risks - as well as the performance and cost - of existing and alternative products, processes and practices. The DfE provides screens for safer chemicals to identify preferred ingredients. NSF International provides third party reviews for the U. S. EPA DfE formulator program. NSF International is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education and risk-management for public health and safety.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that do not compromise product performance. For more information on the company's products, visit http://www. duponttateandlyle. com.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, and Bio-PDO™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.

CleanGredients® is a registered trademark of GreenBlue.

GreenBlue® is a registered trademark of GreenBlue.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

In Acquisition, Online CRM Agency Bridge Worldwide Advised by AdMedia Partners

In Acquisition, Online CRM Agency Bridge Worldwide Advised by AdMedia Partners

WPP Group’s Wunderman announces acquisition of Bridge Worldwide, an award-winning interactive relationship marketing agency, serving clients such as Procter and Gamble.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 28, 2005

WPP Group’s Wunderman, a leading global relationship marketing agency, today announced the acquisition of Bridge Worldwide, a Cincinnati-based interactive relationship marketing agency specializing in Fortune 100 consumer packaged goods and healthcare. AdMedia Partners (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com)), a New York investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory services to the advertising and marketing, media, and related online and information services businesses, represented Bridge Worldwide in the acquisition.

“Bridge pioneered the use of the internet to establish active ongoing relationships between major consumer brands and their customers,” said Seth Alpert, one of the investment bankers who led Bridge’s deal team. “The acquisition reflects Wunderman’s understanding of the importance of this new way to serve CPG clients.”

The official release is as follows:

New York, Dec. 28, 2005 – Wunderman, a leading global relationship marketing agency and part of WPP Group, acquired Bridge Worldwide, a Cincinnati-based relationship marketing agency specializing in Fortune 100 consumer packaged goods and healthcare.

Leveraging the Internet as the hub of many of its programs, Bridge Worldwide’s results-driven creative has built consumer relationships for some of the world’s best known brands, including the CPG leader Procter & Gamble. Bridge Worldwide will have access to the diverse resources of Wunderman’s global network; however, it will operate as an independent unit of Wunderman. Terms of the financial agreement were not disclosed.

“Bridge Worldwide’s depth of online and healthcare experience complements Wunderman’s, and we both share the same philosophies about the power of customer relationships and online dialog,” said Wunderman chairman and CEO Daniel Morel.

Bridge Worldwide, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, employs more than 120 people and was named as one of the fastest growing companies in the city.

Jay Woffington, president and CEO of Bridge Worldwide said “We are very excited to join WPP and be affiliated with a world-class organization such as Wunderman. This move allows us to tap into the expertise and the global scale of the network while maintaining our entrepreneurial culture and our flexible creative and strategic approach for our clients.”

About Bridge Worldwide

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Bridge Worldwide (www. bridgeworldwide. com) is an award-winning relationship marketing firm, serving clients such as Procter & Gamble. Bridge is a top-40 interactive agency and a top 100 marketing services company in the US. With the internet as the hub, Bridge creates marketing programs that engage customers in the brand, sustain the dialogue over time, and drive loyalty and advocacy – all with a focus on measurable return on investment.

About Wunderman

Wunderman is one of the largest, most experienced customer-focused marketing communications companies in the world, with 76 offices in 36 countries. Our focus is simple: acquire, keep and offer value to consumers in the most creative ways possible. Last year, Wunderman was recognized for creative excellence with 180 awards and citations. Since 2002, Wunderman has won 19 Lions at the prestigious Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, including the coveted Direct Grand Prix two years in a row. Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of the WPP Group.

About AdMedia Partners

AdMedia Partners (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com)) is a leading boutique investment bank that provides middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory services to advertising and marketing services, media and publishing, and related internet businesses. Founded in 1990 and located in New York City, the firm has completed over 100 transactions since 1999.

Selected transactions completed by AdMedia Partners in the last six months include:

Representing Creative Domain in its merger with Trailer Park to form one of the largest providers of diverse entertainment marketing services in Hollywood. The transaction was backed by a financial commitment from Lake Capital.

Representing Dittus Communications, a Washington, DC based public affairs firm with legislative and regulatory expertise, in its acquisition by Financial Dynamics.

Representing Federalist Group, a Washington, DC based government relations firm, in its acquisition by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, a unit of WPP Group.

Representing Grupo Editorial Expansión, Mexico’s second largest magazine publisher, in its acquisition by Time Inc., a subsidiary of Time Warner.

Representing Gruner+Jahr USA in its sale of Inc. magazine and Fast Company magazines to Mansueto Ventures LLC.

Representing Dynamic Logic, the leading independent marketing research company, in its acquisition by Millward Brown, a unit of WPP Group.

Representing Taylor Rafferty, an independent global investor relations and financial communications advisor, in its sale to Xinhua Finance, China’s premier financial services and media company.

Representing Interweave Press in its acquisition by Aspire Media, a newly formed magazine entity backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors LP.

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Infant Hurt by Mother’s Odor

Infant Hurt by Mother’s Odor

Bacterial vaginosis has been discovered as a cause of certain health risks for newborns.

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) February 23, 2006

“Among pregnant women, bacterial vaginosis may cause up to 10% of low-birth weight deliveries, and in several studies has been strongly implicated in increasing women's risks of becoming infected with other STD and with HIV,” reported Xagena Medicine.

Bacterial vaginosis is not caused by poor hygiene. Many women are struggling to find a permanent cure. Often this condition is treated with antibiotics, but they are often expensive, ineffective, and may not rid patients of the problem completely.

One company in Memphis believes they have a natural solution to get rid of bacterial vaginosis. A spokesman for Selmedica Healthcare Corporation said, “It doesn't mask the symptoms of BV, it eliminates the odor and the painful itching and swelling that goes along with it. Enzara is a 100% natural and safe treatment for BV and the burning, itching, and fishy odor that accompanies it.”

Charmaine McKenzie was suffering depression because nothing seemed to cure her vaginal odor. “I was skeptical because I had the odor for so long that I though I would live with this for the rest of my life. For over a year my doctors had me on metro-gel which didn't work for me.”

McKenzie had resigned to living the rest of her life with this problem. Then she turned to Enzara. “I tried Enzara and in three days the odor was gone,” McKenzie said.

For more information about Enzara, visit www. Enzara. com.

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“I’m a Celeb-ratty...Get Me Out of Here”

“I’m a Celeb-ratty...Get Me Out of Here”

Yet again, as another series of “I’m a celebrity..” ends, the animals used in the making of the programme outshine the B-list celebrities on TV. While the contestants can now go back to their nice, warm homes, those surviving animals who stay behind have nothing to look forward to except another series where they will be used and abused for UK TV audiences

(PRWEB) December 18, 2005

Yet again, as another series of “I’m a celebrity...” ends, the animals used in the making of the programme outshine the B-list celebrities on TV. While the contestants can now go back to their nice, warm homes, those surviving animals who stay behind have nothing to look forward to except another series where they will be used and abused for UK TV audiences.

Cavyrescue – the UK’s first dedicated rodent rescue and welfare charity– are just one of a number of animal organisations and individuals nationwide campaigning for this mindless cruelty to stop.

Jason Hulott from the charity says: “Despite all the protests of previous years’, the latest show was the worst yet for the animals. Unfortunately rats were the number one phobia for most of the contestants and domestic rats were used in at least eight trials, all of them cruel and placing the animals in constant fear, and danger of being injured and trampled on and worse.

“Domestic rats are more akin to living in comfortable cages in people’s homes and - cruelty aside - this sort of environment is not only alien to them but potentially life threatening as it brings on medical conditions such as respiratory disease.

“Worst of all, there were some tails presented for the contestants to eat, along with parts of kangaroo and crocodile. This show goes out all over the world and is presenting a disgusting example of how to treat animals for entertainment.”

The charity is urging people to put a stop to this mindless cruelty by campaigning until the TV production company stop using rats and treat all the other animals appropriately in their show.

For more information of how to help, visit www. cavyrescue. co. uk/celebrity. htm (http://www. cavyrescue. co. uk/celebrity. htm )

Contact: Jason Hulott, CavyRescue on 01634 668277 or mobile 07932 750271, or visit www. cavyrescue. co. uk

About CavyRescue:

CavyRescue (registered charity number 1111583) is the UK’s first and only dedicated rat rescue and welfare charity. Set up in 1999 by husband and wife team Jason and Stella Hulott, the aim of the charity is to educate individuals and organisations on small animal healthcare and welfare and they regularly run successful campaigns to this effect.

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Dental Health Associates of Madison Chooses Planet DDS Dental Software

Dental Health Associates of Madison Chooses Planet DDS Dental Software

Web-based dental software facilitates the customer-driven Madison, Wisconsin area group practice in achieving its goals.

Irvine, CA (Vocus) March 14, 2009

Dental Health Associates of Madison, Ltd. (DHA) is currently celebrating their 40th year of service to Madison area families by building long-lasting relationships and providing their patients with the best dental care available. DHA announced that it has selected Denticon, dental practice management software (http://www. planetdds. com/Denticon_Home. aspx) from Planet DDS, to manage its multiple location practice information.

DHA has four convenient locations around the Madison area that reflect the geographic distribution of its patients. With a long history of serving their patients and the community (starting back in 1969), DHA is also actively supporting a number of local charities such as; American Family Children’s Hospital, Hospice Care, and the new Gilda’s Club.

In order to stay focused on its patients and community, DHA needed a dental software (http://www. planetdds. com) application that makes running its daily operations more manageable and less time consuming. “In selecting practice management software, we decided to go with web-based software from Planet DDS because of its centralized functionality,” said Andy Fabian, Executive Director, “The scalability of the Denticon application fits nicely with our business model and supports the 65,000 + patients we serve, along with the 28 dentists and 250 employees dedicated to these patients.”

In addition to simplifying management processes with Planet DDS’s Denticon software, DHA has selected to outsource certain administrative tasks with Planet DDS’s Virtual Business Services. “The ability to access the data from all four of DHA’s locations anywhere in the world allows our team of stay-at-home receptionists to perform a number of services virtually, online,” said Clark Caflisch, VP of Sales at Planet DDS, “For example, we can ensure that all of their patients’ insurance information is accurate and current, giving DHA’s in-office staff more time to spend on customer service.”

Richard Lee, CEO at Planet DDS said, “Scalability, price structure, and access to outsourced services make Denticon web-based software an ideal solution for group practices. We are excited to service DHA’s software needs and look forward to working with such an impressive organization.”

About Planet DDS:
Planet DDS, Inc., a privately-held company in Irvine, California, develops, hosts, and supports Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for the dental industry. Planet DDS also offers virtual services through the use of web-based dental software delivery and its network of experienced, stay-at-home dental office workers.


First Crowdsourced Book on Endometriosis Released

First Crowdsourced Book on Endometriosis Released

137 Women Share Experiences, Treatments for Painful Chronic Health Condition

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2009

CureTogether, a Health 2.0 Startup based in Silicon Valley, today released the first crowdsourced book on endometriosis. Assembled from the input of 137 women living with this common, but poorly understood condition, "Endometriosis Heroes" is the product of an ongoing online research study at http://www. curetogether. com (http://www. curetogether. com).

"Patients came together and decided what symptoms and treatments they wanted to track. They went on to diligently gather detailed, quantitative data on their bodies and experiences," said Alexandra Carmichael, co-Founder of CureTogether. "The hope of this book is to spread awareness, reach out to people in pain who may not have heard of endometriosis, and increase interest and funding for future research."

"Many other women who are suffering will find this very helpful and inspiring," said Elizabeth Rummer, MSPT at the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. A patient with endometriosis added, "This is great. I am just starting to really appreciate what awesome power CureTogether can have."

Endometriosis is a painful chronic condition that affects 5-10% of women. It's one of the most active condition communities at CureTogether, with information about symptoms, treatments, and causes added by over 130 women with endometriosis. The "Endometriosis Heroes" book is available at http://www. curetogether. com/EHeroes (http://www. curetogether. com/EHeroes).

About CureTogether
CureTogether launched in 2008 to help people anonymously track and compare health data -- to better understand their bodies, make more informed treatment decisions and contribute data to research. Starting with 3 conditions (Migraine, Endometriosis and Vulvodynia), its members have since expanded it to support 228 conditions.

*Please note that the information in Endometriosis Heroes and at CureTogether. com does not constitute medical advice.