Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cappy A. Silver, LCSW, Provides Specialized Online Counseling Services on eTherapistsOnline. com and 4Etherapy. com

Cappy A. Silver, LCSW, Provides Specialized Online Counseling Services on eTherapistsOnline. com and 4Etherapy. com

Ms. Silver recently listed her professional services with eTherapistsOnline. com (www. eTherapistsOnline. com) and 4Etherapy. com, the largest provider of Web-based mental counseling services. Ms. Silver believes that "Serving couples is my passion. Working creatively, warmly, and sometimes humorously, I provide strong feedback and structure and determine what works well for you."

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) October 5, 2007

Ms. Silver recently listed her professional services with eTherapistsOnline. com (www. eTherapistsOnline. com) and 4Etherapy. com (www.4etherapy. com), the largest provider of Web-based mental counseling services. Ms. Silver believes that "Serving couples is my passion. Working creatively, warmly, and sometimes humorously, I provide strong feedback and structure and determine what works well for you."

"I guide you out of your negative communication, chronic fighting, avoidance, stressful decisions such as divorce, parenting disagreements, sexual difficulties, issues around family, money, religion, careers, domestic cooperation and premarital counseling. My strengths include high conflict couples and I understand that substance abuse and mood disorders create disharmony. Many approaches are employed. One is cognitive behavioral which shifts responses from automatic to rational. Changes takes place in a supportive-empathic mode and insights regarding family of origin are often made. I always consider the cultural context of your relationship and personal history.

"I will help you find previously undiscovered inroads and angles, while serving as a calming and motivating force. Our exploration takes place in my tranquil, private, attractive space. Listening intently I will carefully craft your sessions according to your specific personality, goals, interests, history and evolving desires.

"Working creatively, warmly and sometimes humorously, I provide strong feedback and structure if we find that works well for you. I would like the opportunity to give you the support, honesty and empathy you need to believe in your relationship and to ultimately heighten your sense of the possible."

Ms. Silver has special training in Couples Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Sexual Dysfunction, the use of both Harm Reduction and 12 Step for Addictions including food and Divorce Mediation. Special strengths with high conflict couples, lack of motivation, wholistic approach, helping performers and fine artists and dual diagnoses.

Ms. Silver holds memberships with the Society For The Scientific Study Of Sexuality and Illinois Society For Clinical Social Work.

Phoenix-based Find-a-Therapist was founded in 1997 and grew to become the largest online directory of mental health professionals and organizations in the world.

Recognized by Microsoft's bCentral as a business Success Story, Find-a-Therapist today serves as a major round-the-clock resource site for clients, professionals and organizations and is also a provider of online mental health care services to employee groups as well as individuals.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Ambir Technology Announces Availability of Duplex ID Card Scanner

Ambir Technology Announces Availability of Duplex ID Card Scanner

Ambir Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of scanners, signature pads and digital imaging software solutions, announces the general availability of its DS685 duplex ID card scanner. Previously, the only option available to customers requiring duplex ID card scanning capability was a larger and more costly duplex card and document scanner. The DS685 duplex ID card scanner features a 1.5mm wide paper path, enabling scanning of thick materials such as laminated ID cards and plastic cards with embossed characters and making it an efficient solution for healthcare facility admissions, hospitality registration, point of sale environments, financial institutions and other situations where customers or clients need to provide identity data.

Elmhurst, Ill. (PRWEB) July 17, 2007

Ambir Technology, Inc., www. ambir. com, a manufacturer of scanners, signature pads and digital imaging software solutions, today announces the general availability of its DS685 duplex ID card scanner. Previously, the only option available to customers requiring duplex ID card scanning capability was a larger and more costly duplex card and document scanner. Because of its diminutive size, robust duplex functionality and competitive price point, the DS685 is a first of its kind in the duplex scanner product category.

The DS685 duplex ID card scanner (http://www. ambir. com/product. asp? item=DS685-SS) features a 1.5mm wide paper path, enabling scanning of thick materials such as laminated ID cards and plastic cards with embossed characters and making it an efficient solution for healthcare facility admissions, hospitality registration, point of sale environments, financial institutions and other situations where customers or clients need to provide identity data.

"The DS685 duplex id card scanner is ideal for environments where the need is 100% for card-size scanning, such as medical office and hospital admissions areas," said Al Ingallinera, Ambir Technology vice president, sales and marketing. "Organizations such as these that simply need to scan driver's licenses and insurance cards or other IDs no longer need to purchase scanners capable of larger size documents, delivering a nice savings in cost and workspace."

As with all Ambir Technology scanners, the new DS685 duplex ID card scanner is TWAIN 1.9 compliant. This means that any application program designed to work with TWAIN will work with this scanner, including many specialized applications within the healthcare and banking industries.

DS658 Duplex ID Card Scanner (http://www. ambir. com/product. asp? item=DS685-SS) Features
•Interface: USB 2.0 (High Speed), no external power required
•Image Sensor: Dual, linear color CMOS CIS (contact image sensor)
•Optical resolution: 600dpi (dots per inch)
•Power consumption: 0.2W stand-by, 2.0W scanning
•Scan area: A6, maximum 4.2" x 7.25" (106mm x 184mm)
•Scanning Modes: 48-bit internally, outputs 24-bit true color 8-bit gray scale & 1-bit black and white
•Scanner size: 6.8" x 2.0" x 1.8" (185mm x 48.3mm x 41mm) (LxWxH)
•Scanner Weight: 480g (17oz.)
•Scanning Speed: (6" x 4" large photo @ 100dpi) 6 pages/min color, 12 pages/min gray, 12 pages/min black and white
•Paper Thickness: 0.1mm -- 1.5mm
•Paper Sensor: mechanical
•Safety Standards: FCC Class B, CE
•Environmental Requirement: RoHS, WEEE

Available Enhancements
An available SDK (software development kit) (http://www. ambir. com/page. asp? issue=459) enables developers and integrators to add DS685 duplex ID card scanner functionality to their products.

Pricing and Availability
Available now, the DS685 duplex ID card scanner costs $329.95. It comes standard with a limited one-year parts and labor warranty. One - and two-year extended warranties also are available. For more information, visit www. ambir. com. For technical support, call 1-630-530-5400 option 3.

About Ambir Technology
Founded in 2000, Ambir Technology is a privately-held manufacturer and marketer of scanners, electronic signature pads and digital imaging software solutions for the quick digital capture of documents, IDs, photos and other printed materials. Ambir products are designed to maximize workflow, increase productivity and improve data security while saving time and reducing costs. The company strives to consistently bring the highest quality in innovative new products to market. Beyond its product quality, Ambir is distinguished by its commitment to partnering with solution providers, developers and end users to deliver the best solution to meet each customer's unique digital capture needs.

Ambir Technology is a registered trademark of Ambir Technology Inc. and all other marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

For more information contact:
Cynthia Kater, Marketing Director
Ambir Technology, Inc.
630-530-5400, x 109


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lamson & Cutner to Participate in "Age in Action 2007" May 9th at Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York

Lamson & Cutner to Participate in "Age in Action 2007" May 9th at Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York

Lamson & Cutner, P. C., a New York City law firm that focuses its practice on the representation of the elderly and disabled, will participate in "Age in Action 2007," the annual New York City festival to celebrate Older Americans Month.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 9, 2007

Lamson & Cutner, P. C., a New York City law firm that focuses its practice on the representation of the elderly and disabled, will participate in "Age in Action 2007," the annual New York City festival to celebrate Older Americans Month. The law firm will be represented by David Cutner (http://www. elder-law-cutner. com/David-Cutner. html), one of the firm's founders, and by Tracy Connors. Seniors and their families are invited to stop at Lamson & Cutner's booth to obtain information about Medicaid, Medicare, and other Elder Law issues (http://www. elder-law-cutner. com/Law-Firm-Overview. html). Also, seniors and their families are invited to put their names on Lamson & Cutner's mailing list to receive a copy of The Elder Law Exchange, the firm's newsletter about current legal issues of concern to the elderly and disabled.

David Cutner said that "Seniors and their families should not miss this great event. There will be entertainment, music, and art, and many exhibits designed to educate and inform. The event's sponsors are expecting about 10,000 to attend, and there will be something of interest for everyone. Look for our blue and white banner, and we will be pleased to meet you."

"Age in Action 2007" is sponsored by the Aging in New York Fund, Inc., and the New York City Department for the Aging. The event is conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, which can easily be reached by public transportation. Take the #7 subway train to the Willets Point / Shea Stadium stop, or the Q48 bus to Willets Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. From there, it is an easy walk, or take the free shuttle anytime from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. The official hours for the event are 10 am to 3 pm, but many people come early.

Those who are unable to attend the event may want to view Lamson & Cutner's website, www. lamson-cutner. com], for up-to-date information about Medicaid planning, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care proxies, supplemental needs trusts, pooled income trusts, and other subjects of concern to the elderly and disabled. Send Lamson & Cutner an email at info(at)lamson-cutner. com (http://www. elder-law-cutner. com/contact. html) or call toll free at 866-524-1818, if you would like to receive a free copy of The Elder Law Exchange.

Also, look for announcements about Lamson & Cutner's upcoming presentations on "Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care" at Senior Centers and Health Fairs around New York City. These are given on a regular basis. Current events on the calendar are on May 30th at the Bronx House for Seniors on Pelham Bay Parkway, and on June 15th at the Health Fair of the Methodist Church Home for the Aged in Riverdale.

Lamson & Cutner, P. C., looks forward to seeing you at "Age in Action 2007."

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Stop Sending Kids to an Early Grave

Stop Sending Kids to an Early Grave

Millions of children worldwide are overweight and are now at greater risk than ever for chronic and potentially lethal health problems. Help them safely kick those destructive habits with Your Slim Vision for Kids, a revolutionary new weight loss program.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (PRWEB) August 7, 2008

Studies have shown that our fat cells multiply until the age of 20, and never decrease in number throughout adulthood. Since most obese kids remain obese as adults, it is critical to reach this age group through programs that address the issues of diet, fast food, and a sedentary lifestyle. Obesity facts gleaned from recent research by Inge Lissau, Ph. D., of Denmark, revealed that U. S. children were the most likely to be overweight - 12.6% of 13 year old boys and 10.8% of 13 year old girls. At 15 years of age, the numbers increase substantially to 13.9% for the boys and 15.1% for the girls.

"We need to give these children the tools necessary to reduce the risks associated with childhood obesity," says Beverly Rothstein, President of Your Slim Body, LLC. "It is critical that we help these kids without the use of drugs or other short-term fixes," she added.

Your Slim Body, LLC, is based in Coral Springs, Florida. Rothstein launched the company in 2006 and most recently introduced her Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) on XM Radio. The program, specifically for children ages 12 to 18, is easy to use and will help them successfully lose weight and develop healthy lifestyle choices from the comfort and privacy of their own home. The complete NLP step-by-step weight loss program is contained in one box and is easy to use. Previously incorporated into teens' health and fitness programs in addition to distribution through health industry professionals and organizations, the program is now being offered directly to individuals.

For more information about this program visit our website at www. yourslimvision. com or call (954) 509-3777.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Introducing the First Online Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Training Program

Introducing the First Online Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Training Program

River of Life: National Online Suicide Prevention Certificate Course

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) July 20, 2009

The Centre for Suicide Prevention in partnership with Millbrook Technologies, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Aboriginal Leadership across the country are pleased to present the first ever national culturally-based suicide prevention online training program. The program called River of Life is designed to enhance the capacity of First Nations to implement suicide intervention, prevention and postvention approaches.

A resolution has been tabled to ensure First Nation Communities are well equipped to implement youth suicide prevention strategies based on cultural specific content. The resolution to adopt the River of Life National Online Suicide Prevention Certificate Course will be voted on at the upcoming Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting in Calgary on July 23rd. This resolution has the support of many Chiefs and Councils. The motion is moved by Chief Charles Weasel Head (Blood Tribe, Standoff, Alberta) and seconded by Chief Leroy Good Eagle (Siksika First Nation, Alberta).

"We at the Centre for Suicide Prevention, with our partners, wanted to take a unique approach in developing this course. By delivering the training online we can ensure that it is available to majority of First Nations rural communities," explains Diane Yackel, Executive Director of the Centre for Suicide Prevention. "We feel that some immediate benefits this course will bring to First Nations communities are trained graduates who can increase the communities' capacity to prevent suicide, provide access to research and Elders' experience in an unique approach to youth suicide prevention, and strengthen the communities infrastructure that will support life choices for youth at risk of suicide."

About The Centre for Suicide Prevention:
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a not-for-profit educational centre specializing in curriculum development; training; library and information services.

About Millbrook Technologies:
Millbrook Technologies, owned by Millbrook First Nations, was set up to enhance the capacity of aboriginal people, communities and organizations. They have been diligent and successful setting up strategic alliances with aboriginal communities and national organizations enabling them to seize existing and emerging opportunities by leveraging technology.


Monday, July 23, 2007

Consumer Guide to Identity Theft Contains Latest Information on Dishonest Used Car Sales Techniques

Consumer Guide to Identity Theft Contains Latest Information on Dishonest Used Car Sales Techniques

Used car scams exposed in popular consumer safety guide released by RealSafety. org

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 14, 2006

Buyers looking for a quality used car can find helpful tips for avoiding the latest scams in Truth Publishing's new consumer safety guide, "The Real Safety Guide to Beating Identity Theft, Con Artists & Credit Fraud." Co-authors Mike Adams and Ben Kage explain how to find accurate car history information, strategies for handling pushy salespeople, and what to know when buying from a private seller. The informative guide is available as a downloadable or softcover book at http://www. truthpublishing. com/RSGIDTheft. html (http://www. truthpublishing. com/RSGIDTheft. html).

"This consumer guide provides smart precautions that even savvy shoppers may not consider when buying a used car from an individual or dealership," said co-author Adams. "We also explain illegal scams that criminals use to trick buyers into purchasing cars that have been stolen or seriously damaged in an accident."

"The Real Safety Guide to Beating Identity Theft, Con Artists & Credit Fraud" teaches consumers to recognize "title washers" and "curbsiders" and explains how to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes. The guide also gives tips for negotiating lower prices, describes telltale signs that a car has had repair work, and explains why buying over the Internet can be a bad idea. In addition to used-car scams, "The Real Safety Guide to Beating Identity Theft, Con Artists & Credit Fraud" explains how to recognize telephone crooks, door-to-door cons, deceptive retailers, and identity thieves.

For every sale of "The Real Safety Guide to Beating Identity Theft, Con Artists & Credit Fraud" Truth Publishing is donating 50% of net proceeds to Tucson Police Foundation. The foundation is a fundraising organization that assists the Tucson Police Department with the purchase of equipment, training, and programs that are not covered in the annual city budget.

The guide is available online at http://www. truthpublishing. com/RSGIDTheft. html (http://www. truthpublishing. com/RSGIDTheft. html).

About Truth Publishing

Truth Publishing is dedicated to a mission of public service through the creation and distribution of educational materials covering natural health, wellness, environmental responsibility, and other topics important to people everywhere. Articles and commentary are published at www. newstarget. com, and books and interviews are published at www. truthpublishing. com.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Happy Impotence Day

Happy Impotence Day

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. As millions of couples the world over celebrate on February 14, a large percentage of the population, both men and women, may be doing their utmost to forget that the day has also been named National Impotence Day.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2007

Valentine's Day is a day when there is a lot of talk about love and relationships so it's a good time to talk about sexual dysfunction - which could mean anything from an inability to maintain an erection, to lack of sexual desire. National Impotence Day is an annual health campaign that highlights impotence, a much stigmatized sexual problem that affects most men at some time during their lives. It's estimated that one in ten men in the UK over the age of 21 suffers from impotence, or erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, the majority of men with the condition choose not to seek professional help and advice because they are too embarrassed. "Sex is an important part of life and erectile dysfunction should be taken seriously," says James Kirby, spokesman from Firstmed, a leading online impotence clinic (http://www. firstmed. co. uk). "The hardest step is the first and that is to seek help."

Physical causes include a number of medical conditions such as:

 High blood pressure  Diabetes  Prostate Cancer  Lifestyle (eg, being overweight, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption)

Psychological causes include:

 Depression  Poor self-esteem  Stress and fatigue.

This information has been brought to you by Firstmed, UK's leading online impotence clinic.

If you wish to discuss any of the above issues in more detail, do not hesitate to contact via e-mail or call +44 (0)870 199 5287


Saturday, July 21, 2007

PANORAMA SOFTWARE ACHIEVES OVER 200% REVENUE GROWTH IN FIRST HALF OF 2004. Business Intelligence Software Company Continues Momentum; Drives Results for Customers

PANORAMA SOFTWARE ACHIEVES OVER 200% REVENUE GROWTH IN FIRST HALF OF 2004. Business Intelligence Software Company Continues Momentum; Drives Results for Customers

Panorama Software Exceeds Expectations in First Half of 2004 with over 200% Revenue Growth. Company increases customer and partner roster with signficant globale brands.

TORONTO (PRWEB) September 15, 2004

Panorama Software, a leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions for the Microsoft platform, today announced significant results for the first half of 2004. The company grew revenues by more than 200 percent, increased and diversified its client and partner roster extensively, and launched three new competitive products to the market.

During the six-month period from January through June 2004, Panorama continued its operational growth throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. The Company continued to grow its customer base and added 80 new customers as well as expanded its partner ecosystem by securing 13 new relationships. PanoramaÂ’s business intelligence solutions allow more and more companies to identify real-time results. The CompanyÂ’s newest customers join global brands such as ADP, Altera, BarclayÂ’s Bank, Phillips Consumer Electronics and Jelly Belly Candy Company.

With the introduction of three new applications in the first half of 2004, Panorama continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment of delivering customer focused solutions on the Microsoft platform. Panorama Performance Dashboards, Panorama Quick Query and Panorama for Microsoft Reporting Services all extend the value of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 by providing integrated and interoperable BI applications that help companies to make decisions that improve profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market, and mitigate competitive risks.

Unveiled at the Gartner Business Intelligence 2004 conference in Chicago, Panorama 4.0 extends the value and reach of business intelligence to all users – making BI a part of everyday operations.

Elements of the Panorama 4.0 launch included several competitive applications:

Panorama Performance Dashboards: Web-based solutions that provide any business user with relevant metrics in an intuitive graphical console. These interactive dashboards present a ‘snapshot’ of business health, and provide the necessary tools to analyze performance results – allowing every decision maker to better understand and improve performance.

Panorama Quick Query: Enables any user to query and generate ad hoc reports through a standard web browser. An intuitive and wizard driven user interface makes it easy to design and author reports using information from a variety of relational and multidimensional data sources.

Panorama for Microsoft Reporting Services: Integrates enterprise reporting and analysis to promote better proactive business insight. Users can create production and management reports using data from multidimensional and relational data sources. Decision makers can easily move from viewing reports to analyzing underlying data.

“Companies are continuously looking for solutions that not only enable them to better understand their business, but leverage the valuable knowledge they already posses to make future decisions,” said Eynav Azarya, CEO Panorama Software. “Panorama consistently differentiates itself by developing innovative solutions for the Microsoft platform that are changing the way people make decisions.”

About Panorama Software

Panorama Software helps global organizations unlock the hidden value of their information assets to improve business performance and results. Panorama extends the Microsoft Platform through integrated business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions. With Panorama decision makers at all levels and functions can easily analyze data, quickly create and distribute reports, and proactively measure performance. Companies gain a greater understanding of their business and make better decisions. These informed decisions improve profitability, increase revenues, reduce costs and time to market and mitigate competitive risks.

Panorama, a leading innovator of business intelligence solutions, supports customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, healthcare, telecommunications and life sciences. Panorama has more than 150 partners in 30 countries, and maintains offices throughout North America and EMEA. More information is available at www. panorama. com.


Friday, July 20, 2007

What's New In Health & Fitness, Sports And Nutrition News?

What's New In Health & Fitness, Sports And Nutrition News?

Announcing a new health & fitness blog for fitness-conscious readers that are looking for the most up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects, including exercise fitness, fitness nutrition, fitness sports, women's fitness, injury prevention and recuperation. Visitors will now be able to access articles from an array of fitness solution experts, doctors, dieticians and nutritionists from around the globe.

Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) January 7, 2009

True Healthy Products of Melbourne, Florida announced today the launch of their new on-line information and reference website called WorldFitnessNews. com. Readers looking for the most up to date information on a wide range of subjects, including the areas of health & fitness, fitness nutrition (http://www. worldfitnessnews. com/articles/food-and-nutrition), Women's fitness, injury prevention and recuperation will be able to access articles from an array of fitness experts, doctors, dieticians and nutritionists from around the globe.

More and more, consumers are turning to the internet to gather and compare information that is crucial to their fitness, weight loss (http://www. worldfitnessnews. com/articles/diet-and-weightloss/) and well-being. Sites such as WebMD and blogs posted by some of the top medical organizations are becoming accepted as an efficient and up to the minute source of factual information and are consumers are using these forums to about the latest in both traditional and alternative medicine.

WorldFitnessNews. com features articles on topics as diverse as distance running, the benefits of isometric exercise, Pilates and anti-aging products as well as cancer prevention, weight loss and cycling, according to THP President Jan Hrkach. "Our goal was to make WorldFitnessNews. com a destination-site where consumers interested in learning not only about products, but trends and exercise and fitness (http://www. worldfitnessnews. com/articles/exercise-and-fitness), will gravitate to. I want to be sure that the information is up to date and carefully scrutinized for accuracy."

Adds Hrkach, "We are adding to our staff and our network of health and fitness professionals, doctors and dieticians to insure a high level of integrity." In the future they hope to expand their sphere to include reviews of products and fitness-training systems.

Articles such as a recent one on bodybuilding supplements (http://www. worldfitnessnews. com/exercise-and-fitness/whats-new-in-bodybuilding-supplements) and another on drinking organic fair trade coffee have captured the attention of many fitness buffs and foodies as well. In just a few short weeks, and despite the holiday season and economic slowdown, WorldFitnessNews. com has seen nearly 10,000 unique visitors to the site and continues to grow by the day.

WorldFitnessNews. com contributor Barry Shapiro says that the more people who visit the site the more people he expects to spread the word. "I know that there is a good buzz about WFT and that visitors to the site are coming back for more information. That usually means that they will share that information with family and friends so I have to believe that our readership will grow incrementally."

According to a recent New York Times article, consumer interest in personal health and fitness (http://www. worldfitnessnews. com) has not slumped off in the economic downturn. That may bode well for an upstart like WorldFitnessNews. com. "People are going to want good information and they are going to seek it out on the Internet for the most part" says Hrkach. "Our job is to educate people so they can make healthy personal-fitness decisions."


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Swisslog Introduces WhoTube™ Card Swipe Technology for Pneumatic Tube Systems

Swisslog Introduces WhoTube™ Card Swipe Technology for Pneumatic Tube Systems

Card swipe technology enables hospitals to secure and track pneumatic tube system transactions.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 29, 2008

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated material transport systems and pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals, introduces WhoTube™ card swipe technology for TransLogic Pneumatic Tube Systems.

WhoTube card swipe technology provides additional security for pneumatic tube system station access and for secure transactions. The swipe of a valid access card unlocks the station control panel and, if equipped, can also unlock Swisslog's Station Access Doors.

Station control panels will be unable to send carriers until the user swipes their valid access card authorizing sending from that station. In the case of secure transactions, the recipient must also swipe their badge to authorize delivery.

This technology tracks all sender and receiver information electronically for future reference. WhoTube can use existing facility security cards and supports magnetic strip, barcode, proximity and smart card technologies. WhoTube can be easily retrofitted to most TransLogic Pneumatic Tube Systems.

To learn more about WhoTube card swipe technology for TransLogic Pneumatic Tube Systems, contact 1-800-764-0300 or email healthcare@swisslog. com. Also visit www. swisslog. com and click on Healthcare Solutions and find TransLogic Pneumatic Tube System Components for more details.

About Swisslog:
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software. In addition Swisslog provides intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management.

Swisslog's Healthcare Solutions division is the world leader providing logistics automation mainly for healthcare markets. Swisslog has installed hospital material transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 2,000 hospital and pharmacies throughout the world. Swisslog offers total system design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete hospital supply chain management approach to logistics challenges. Swisslog Healthcare Solutions division headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado with corporate headquarters in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland. For more information, visit www. swisslog. com.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Xango Mangosteen Juice is Spanning the Globe, Breaking all Records and helping people around the World

Xango Mangosteen Juice is Spanning the Globe, Breaking all Records and helping people around the World.

Read the amazing story of how the exciting Mangosteen product was discovered, and how XanGo was the first to bring it to market. By Mymangosteen. com/ghorbh/landing

West Mifflin, PA (PRWEB) September 14, 2005

What is Mangosteen and How Can XanGo™ Change YOUR Life?

The Mangosteen and its xanthone-rich pericarp have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Rarely has a fruit so unknown to the western world been so examined, researched, and scrutinized by science.

XanGo was the first to capture the power of this delicious - tasting fruit in their patented formulation. Now you can benefit from the whole fruit of the Mangosteen with this carefully created product. And you'll love using the product because it actually tastes great! View our product testimonies at http://puremangosteen. blogspot. com/ (http://puremangosteen. blogspot. com/)

The World's Most Exotic Fruit

Why does the mangosteen deserve such a title? Maybe its the role the mangosteen played in ancient Southeast Asian medicine. Traditionally, the whole mangosteen fruit was used to control fever and ward off infections of every kind. The indigenous people of the Asian rainforests understood then, as they still know today, the tremendous healing power of the mangosteen plant, especially the outer rind or pericarp.

Mangosteen: The “Queen of Fruits”

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Almost unheard of in the temperate zones of North America and Europe, the mangosteen has been treasured for centuries by inhabitants of the tropical Asian rainforests. Throughout the world, it is known as the “Queen of Fruits”. Even in the Caribbean it is referred to as the “Fruit of the Gods”.

Antioxidant Benefits of Xango

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While most people know about the antioxidant benefits of Vitamins C and E, far fewer are aware of the incredibly potent antioxidant power of xanthones. Xanthones are natural chemical substances that have recently won high praise from numerous scientists and researchers. Xanthones have been studied for their medicinal potential, since they demonstrate a number of pharmaceutical properties:

Supports microbiological balance Maintains immune system health Promotes joint flexibility Provides positive mental support

What's remarkable is that the mangosteen - not just the inner flesh, but the whole fruit - represents the single greatest known supply of these tremendously beneficial xanthones. The pericarp, or rind, of the mangosteen is particularly rich in xanthones, which represent the next generation of powerful phytonutrients; phytonutrients that will change the future of dietary supplements.

XanGo™ is a proprietary formulation featuring mangosteen whole fruit puree, utilizing all the xanthone-laden components of the fruit. The result is a delicious beverage that brings a wealth of incredible benefits with as little as one ounce per day. The first dietary supplement of its kind, XanGo™ is readily identified as a true category creator with company growth rates as high as 50% per month.

Clinical studies have been conducted by departments including: Medical Research and Education, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Molecular Biology, Clinical Microscopy, Biochemistry, Agrochemical Research and Faculty of Science.

Studies may be accessed from the database of indexed journal citations and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine, online at http://www. pubmed. com (http://www. pubmed. com). Visitors can type in "mangosteen" or "xanthones" to get a feel for the power and usefulness of this phytonutrient.

"Mangosteen provides powerful protection for every organ system in the human body. This fact is being confirmed on a daily basis by clinical experience. I am convinced that mangosteen will, without a doubt, be the most successful food supplement ever."

J. Frederick Templeman, M. D.

Author of Mangosteen: The X-Factor

Can you benefit from Xanthones in the Mangosteen fruit?

Xanthones found in abundance in the Mangosteen fruit. It grows in South East Asia has proven with now doubt that it cures multiple diseases, relieves pain, is a most powerful anti-inflammatory agent and it is a FOOD.

#1 - "Let Food Be Your Medicine" - Hippocrates

A drug is targeted at one specific problem and is very potent, but can have many harmful side effects. A food source is much safer on the body and works in synergy with the body's own healing mechanisms.

#2 - Drugs can easily take 10 years to get to market.

Is your good health worth waiting 10 years for? Why wait when you can experience RIGHT NOW the healing properties of the Mangosteen fruit?

#3 - Why would anyone use a drug, if you can get the same benefits from a food?

This is the real question.

About the size of a tangerine, the mangosteen has a smooth, dark purple rind, encasing a delicious snow-white fruit. A health product that actually tastes good is a milestone to say the least, but it's what science has to say about the mangosteen that's turning so many heads. Those who haven't yet heard about the mangosteen soon will. Consider yourself lucky to still be at the forefront.

Is the Mangosteen Tree a Money Tree?

Some entrepreneurs are betting on it. Thousands of independent business owners are already jumping on the mangosteen bandwagon by offering various types of mangosteen juice in varying degrees of concentration and quality. One company, a direct sales/network marketing company in Draper, Utah, has already reported revenues of $3,000,000 per month in revenues in only 8 months marketing a proprietary blend of mangosteen juice concentrate. The new food supplement, XanGo™, is touted to have all of the benefits of the mangosteen fruit, much of the taste, and all of the sizzle.

XanGo Corporation markets a proprietary beverage made from the whole fruit puree of the mangosteen, a tropical fruit long admired by indigenous peoples for its beneficial properties and exquisite taste. Although completely new on the dietary beverage scene, XanGo™ has experienced immediate success and found a need for international expansion in manufacturing and distribution. For additional information please visit http://www. mymangosteen. com/ghorbh/landing (http://www. mymangosteen. com/ghorbh/landing)


The Wright Place™ TV Show and The Art of Rest™ Teach “Rest” as the New Success Strategy

The Wright Place™ TV Show and The Art of Rest™ Teach “Rest” as the New Success Strategy

The Wright Place TV show partners with The Art of Rest to Teach Women How To Rest

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2004

REST is the new strategy for successful women. It used to be that no matter how many times a woman vowed to change her harried ways, she would still find herself running behind, running out of time, running out of patience and running on empty. The biggest problem of successful women today is exhaustion. They are just plain tired.  

The Wright Place™ TV Show is on a mission to spread the word to women everywhere. The Art of Rest™ created by Jordan Mercedes recently held the “Most Tired Woman“ contest and gave away a weekend retreat at Temecula Creek Inn. “The Art of Rest™ weekend retreats offer a place for busy women to slow down. It is a time of reflection and renewal” says Jordan Mercedes. “With our new partner - The Wright Place™ TV Show we will name the first winner of the Most Tired Woman contest.“

The Winner will receive a weekend at Temecula Creek Inn which includes a session with Gail Samuelson, owner of Spa for the Spirit. On Saturday night, a beautiful dining experience with Author Dawn Holman, who will inspires women make passion a part of everyday life. Also Sally Peoples, from Pure and Simple Inc. will share her secrets to healthy skin care. Each day will begin with stretching and aerobics. The Chef at Temecula Creek Inn will prepared a special gourmet menu to delight the taste buds.

Jordan Mercedes is available for last minute interviews or comments at (562) 920-0017.


Comprose and Ciber, Inc. Form Market Alliance

Comprose and Ciber, Inc. Form Market Alliance

CIBER Inc.’s State and Local Government Division selects Comprose's ZAVANTA® Knowledgebase software to support client projects.

Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 4, 2005

COMPROSE, Inc. announced a new Market Alliance Partnership with CIBER, Inc– San Francisco. CIBER, an international system integration consultancy serving both private and government sector clients, recently adopted Zavanta® Knowledgebase software to facilitate both internal and client projects in its State and Local Government Division and has joined the COMPROSE Market Alliance Partnership as an authorized Sales Agent.

Zavanta Knowledgebase software is helping CIBER provide and maintain the highest quality service to its customers by streamlining development and delivery of customized technical policies and operating procedures. In addition to helping CIBER enhance internal delivery systems and achieve ISO 9000:2001 registration throughout their branches, Zavanta gives CIBER consultants a powerful tool for providing an important value-add to their customer engagements—custom policy and procedure documentation and a proven, easy-to-deploy system for maintaining it.

According to Kathleen Anton, Comprose Business Development Director, the Market Alliance Partnership offers significant benefits to both companies. “CIBER’s expertise in delivering technology solutions to the state and local government market provides COMPROSE with a welcome opportunity to increase awareness and adoption of its Zavanta knowledge transfer software in this sector,” she said.


COMPROSE, Inc, a Midwest-based software developer since 1987, provides mid and large-size companies with a proven software system and process for effective knowledge transfer. The company’s Zavanta® software is a powerful knowledgebase system designed to make it easy for business users to capture and transfer operations expertise across the enterprise. The Zavanta system goes far beyond corporate policies and procedures. It provides the power and flexibility required to capture, manage, and distribute any type of operational knowledge, and delivers sophisticated Knowledge Management and Business Performance Management (BPM) benefits to customers. Today, COMPROSE software and Knowledge Integration process is used by hundreds of businesses, educational institutions and government agencies, particularly in the Finance, Healthcare, Insurance and Information Technology sectors. For more information, visit http://www. zavanta. com (http://www. zavanta. com)

About CIBER, Inc:

CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER’s global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974, the company’s consultants now serve client businesses from over 60 U. S. offices, 22 European offices and three offices in Asia. With offices in 17 countries, an annualized revenue run rate of approximately $975 million, and nearly 8,000 employees, CIBER’s IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients’ systems to “competitive advantage status.” CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE. For more information, visit http://www. ciber. com (http://www. ciber. com)


Ascential Software Sets Sights on South East Asia

Ascential Software Sets Sights on South East Asia

Former Informix Business Solutions sets up SEA HQ in Singapore to enable businesses to transform information into competitive economic advantage Ascential Software, the leading provider of Information Asset Management solutions, officially launched their South East Asia headquarters in Singapore on 18 May 2001, at the Fullerton Hotel.

(PRWEB) June 28, 2001


Ascential Software Sets Sights on South East Asia

Former Informix Business Solutions sets up SEA HQ in Singapore to enable businesses to transform information into competitive economic advantage

Singapore, 26 June, 2001: Ascential Software, the leading provider of Information Asset Management solutions, officially launched their South East Asia headquarters in Singapore on 18 May 2001, at the Fullerton Hotel.

Informix Business Solutions was spun off in September 2000, from the consolidation of Informix Corporation¡¦s five business units into two: the Database Business Operations division and the Solutions Business Operations division. The latter was renamed Ascential Software in January 2001. Fuelling the growth of Ascential, the company is set to receive an injection of US$1 billion from the sale of Informix database unit to IBM, announced in late April 2001.

¡§We will have approximately US$1 billion in cash, no debt, and the prospect of strong revenue growth, which will yield an enormous amount of financial resources and flexibility to Ascential to pursue its strategic and market opportunities,¡¨ said Peter Gyenes, Chairman and CEO of Informix.

With over 1,000 employees worldwide, Ascential has extended its presence across 25 countries, establishing headquarters in US, Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific. In Asia, Ascential has offices in Korea, Beijing, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, with Hong Kong being the headquarters for Asia.

Ascential identifies telecommunications, insurance, banking and finance, media/ entertainment, healthcare and retail as its key target sectors.

Barely a year since inception, Ascential has over 200 valued partners worldwide and supports more than 1,830 customers globally, with about 10% or 180 Asian customers. This ¡¥repeatable success¡¦ methodology translates into speed to market for Ascential¡¦s clients. The company¡¦s portfolio of local customers include esteemed names such as Singapore Airlines, SingTel, Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC, Bank of Tokyo, Siemens Medical Instruments, Seiyu Singapore and Singapore Power.

¡§At Ascential, we see a huge global market for our data integration and content management software solutions, especially Singapore. We see Singapore as a market with great growth potential over the next several years. We want to be one of the first to establish a foothold in the market ahead of competitors,¡¨ said Dereck Daymond, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, Africa and Middle East, Ascential Software. ¡§The key factors driving our continued expansion is companies¡¦ increasing need to leverage and combine corporate information sources ¡V including legacy mainframe data, eCommerce data, transactional systems and more ¡V to drive new business models and applications such as CRM and B2B and B2C eCommerce solutions.¡¨

Ascential¡¦s suite of Information Asset Management products and services help companies reduce costs, improve profitability and increase customer-centricity by transforming disparate data and content enterprise-wide into reusable strategic information assets.

The company is targeting to have one principal implementation of its flagship media asset management offering, Media360TM in each country by this year. Adopters of Media360TM include media owners with vast digital archive libraries such as CNN, Time Inc., Walt Disney World, BMG Entertainment, etc.

¡§Customers consistently recognize Ascential¡¦s solutions as offering a more robust platform ¡V with more support for complex environments, mixed data types and large information volumes ¡V for solving real world problems,¡¨ said Patrick Lo, Director, Asia, Ascential Software. ¡§These technical features, coupled with Ascential¡¦s strong financial resources; global sales and consulting organization; proven product line; experienced management team; and broad portfolio of strategic alliances with other industry leaders create a very formidably competitive advantage for Ascential in the market.¡¨

For the year ahead, Ascential has just established its China office and sets Thailand as their next market for penetration. ¡§This is our first year in operation as a separate entity and we see this as a significant start for Ascential in the region. We expect 30-40% growth on 2000 figures so we expect the number of staff to increase as we grow our market share and become seen as ¡¥the¡¦ Information Asset Management provider,¡¨ said Jane Lim, Area Director, South East Asia, Ascential Software.

For fiscal and calendar year 2000, Ascential reported revenues of US$122 million worldwide, of which about 10% were contributed by its Asian operations. The company projects revenue growth to be 35% to 40% in 2001 over 2000 and about 40% to 50% growth in 2002 over 2001, with similar projections for the Asian region.

In a recent report on the market for data integration solutions, the Giga Group recognized Ascential as the market share leader with 17% of the global market in 2000. A similar report from IDC for the same period predicted that the overall market for data replication and movement tools would grow at a 25% compound annual growth rate for the next few years.


Notes to Editors

Ascential¡¦s Four Main Products Areas:

Ascential is focused on four main product areas that help its customers solve the most complex information asset management challenges:

„h DataStage„µ XE

Performs the vital functions necessary to extract, transform and integrate structured and unstructured data from a wide variety of sources and systems into data warehouses, data marts, e-analytic applications, and between B2B applications, providing comprehensive meta data management and data quality assurance capabilities;

„h Media360TM

Media360„· is a complete solution for collecting, digitizing, managing, re-using and distributing a wide range of media assets that enable sharing of information - held in one central location, anytime, anywhere;

„h Axielle„·

Provides a second-generation enterprise-wide portal solution for managing and delivering enterprise information via the web, and is the first portal solution to integrate with an enterprise¡¦s information infrastructure;

„h Web Success„§

A family of customer-centric analytic components, leveraging Ascential¡¦s industry-leading data integration platform and both horizontal and vertical data models to reduce time to deployment for e-analytic applications.

About Ascential Software

Ascential Software is the leading provider of Information Asset Management solutions to the Global 2000. Customers use Ascential products to turn vast amounts of disparate, unrefined data into reusable information assets that drive business success. Ascential's unique framework for Information Asset Management enables customers to easily collect, validate, organize, administer and deliver information assets to realize more value from their enterprise data, reduce costs and increase profitability. Headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts, Ascential has offices worldwide and supports more than 1700 customers in such industries as telecommunications, insurance, financial services, healthcare, media/entertainment and retail. Ascential is an independent operating company of Informix Corporation (NASDAQ:IFMX) and can be found on the Web at http://www. ascentialsoftware. com (http://www. ascentialsoftware. com).

Editorial Contact:

Jane Lim

Area Director

Tel: 65-2981716

Fax: 65-2989175

Email: janelim@ascentialsoftware. com

Derrick Koh/ Jann Yip 

EASTWEST Public Relations

Tel: 65-2220306

Fax: 65-2220124

Mobile: 96910292/96512844

Email: derrick@eastwestpr. com. sg/ jann@eastwestpr. com. sg

Friday, July 13, 2007

Marketing Campaigns and Increasing Public Awareness Maintain Growth in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Fusion Market

Marketing Campaigns and Increasing Public Awareness Maintain Growth in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Spinal Fusion Market

Technical Learning Curve Will Hinder Market Growth Slightly According to a New Report by Millennium Research Group

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2006

Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, reports that strong marketing efforts by leading manufacturers and surgeon demand for less invasive surgeries will help to maintain robust growth for the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spinal fusion market over the next five years. Nevertheless, according to the new report US Markets for MIS Spinal Fusion Technologies 2006, the steep learning curve associated with MIS techniques will limit the adoption of MIS fusion.

“There are other roadblocks for this market as well,” said Sarit Daniel, senior analyst at Millennium Research Group. “The current lack of clinical data deters physicians from adopting MIS fusion procedures. Surgeons also continue to voice concern over the limited visual access to the surgical space.”

MRG’s US Markets for MIS Spinal Fusion Technologies 2006 covers various key industry competitors, such as Medtronic Sofamor Danek (MDT), DePuy (JNJ), Nuvasive (NUVA), Abbott Spine (ABT) and Endius.

About MIS Spinal Fusion Market

The MIS spinal fusion market, comprising traditional thoracolumbar implants (such as hooks, rods, and screws), interbody devices, and MIS access instrumentation, represents one of the most dynamic segments within the entire spinal implant market. Valued at almost $200 million in 2005, this market will experience significant growth over the next five years. In its comprehensive report, MRG defines an MIS spinal fusion as an instrumented fusion procedure in which specialized access instrumentation is used to minimize the amount of soft tissue damage and muscle retraction.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (www. MRG. net) is a leading provider of strategic information to the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports and customized consulting services.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


CHIME Comments on Final Meaningful Use Rule

CHIME Comments on Final Meaningful Use Rule

CHIME Issues Comments on Final Regulations Governing EHR Incentive Program

Ann Arbor, MI (Vocus) July 14, 2010

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is actively reviewing the changes incorporated into the EHR Incentive Program, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services detailed in final regulations released today.

CHIME is working to support the nationwide initiative to move toward widespread implementation of electronic health records. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based professional association has 1,400 members representing chief information officers and other top information technology executives at many of the nation’s largest hospitals.

“It’s definitely time to begin a coordinated effort to implement electronic health records by providers nationwide,” said CHIME President and CEO Richard Correll. “We have been supportive of the federal government’s actions to encourage widespread implementation of EHRs, and we are increasing our educational programming in support of our members’ efforts to succeed in this new era of IT adoption.”

CHIME originally filed its comments (http://cio-chime. org/chime/pressreleases/CHIME_CMS_Letter. pdf) in late February on the proposed regulations governing the meaningful use of EHRs, which had been released by CMS in late 2009. CHIME coordinated efforts with other industry organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), to thoroughly research key concerns to gain a consensus on responses that provided guidance on how to successfully roll out the incentive program.

Once CHIME has thoroughly reviewed the 864-page rule, the organization will publish a summary and in-depth analysis on the implications for CIOs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information visit http://www. cio-chime. org.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summit Health, U. S. Preventive Medicine Agree to Continue Worksite Screening Partnership

Summit Health, U. S. Preventive Medicine Agree to Continue Worksite Screening Partnership

U. S. Preventive Medicine extends disease prevention partnership with Summit, helping people understand and tackle their health risks

Southfield, MI (Vocus) May 26, 2010

U. S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. has chosen to renew its three-year partnership with Summit Health to advance the company’s national preventive health agenda.

Under the contract, Summit Health will continue to provide worksite health screening programs for U. S. Preventive Medicine. A workplace screening is the foundation for the company’s high-tech, high-touch prevention benefit called The Prevention Plan. Summit Health's biometric screening is a crucial component in helping The Prevention Plan to identify a participant’s top health risks, provide a personalized plan to improve and sustain his/her health status, and to reduce the risk of disease onset and progression.

"Our partnership and ability to integrate with U. S. Preventive Medicine gives employers the seamless, high-touch and high-quality integrated health management that is vital for long-term employee engagement and return on wellness investment,” said Richard Penington, president of Summit Health. “I’m delighted that we will continue to work with U. S. Preventive Medicine and support their important mission of prevention."

“The Prevention Plan is a complete program based on high-tech, high-touch assessments and interventions that help people understand and tackle their health risks,” said Christopher Fey, Chairman and CEO of U. S. Preventive Medicine. “Blood tests and biometric screenings are an integral component of this customized program and Summit Health has been instrumental in helping us take this program into the worksites of many of our national clients.”

“Employers, government agencies and individuals finally understand the power of prevention in lowering health care costs, and we’re pleased to work with Summit Health as our growth accelerates,” Fey added.

About U. S. Preventive Medicine
U. S. Preventive Medicine® is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. The company provides an integrated continuum of prevention programs—primary, secondary and tertiary—that are based on the clinical science of preventive medicine. The Prevention Plan™, the world’s first preventive health benefit, moves beyond traditional wellness to identify each individual’s top health risks and design a customized plan of action supported 24/7 by nurse coaches. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA and disease management by URAC.

About Summit Health, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Summit Health is now the nation’s highest rated provider of on-site wellness programs, including health screenings, immunizations, coaching, and educational seminars. This focus on quality of service has earned Summit Health customers that include all leading health plans and over 80 Fortune 500 companies. Summit Health supports all sizes of companies in every zip code. Summit Health differentiates itself through excellence in regulatory and quality compliance, program management, data and claims expertise and the participant experience. For more information, visit http://www. SummitHealth. com (http://www. SummitHealth. com).

Media Contacts

Pauline Reisner
Summit Health

Elrond Lawrence
Fisher Vista, LLC for Summit Health

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Putting Together A "Back to School" List? Don't Forget To Include the Mechanic In Your Glove Box

Putting Together A "Back to School" List? Don't Forget To Include the Mechanic In Your Glove Box

CarMD helps students monitor their vehicle's health and well-being.

Fountain Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2008

Within the next few weeks, students all over the country will be heading off to colleges and universities. In preparation, they and their parents will be putting together detailed "back to school" lists of items considered essential for on-campus living, such as laptops, printers, cell phones and MP3 players.

Most of these items are "no brainers" and wouldn't tend to be forgotten. But, what often does get overlooked is the commute to school and the student's safety while on the road. One way to help ensure that a vehicle is in tip-top condition is to put a "mechanic in the student's glove box" - CarMD®. This unique electronic device combines an easy-to-use handheld tool with an unprecedented online database to provide solutions for a variety of automotive repairs.

One simply plugs the tester into the vehicle's OBD2 port (usually found under the dashboard) and its color-coded LEDs provide a quick indication of the vehicle's health. The tester can then be plugged into a personal computer to download easy-to-read, user-friendly reports via the CarMD website. The product, which works on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans manufactured for use in the U. S. -- foreign and domestic, helps identify the most likely problem and what measures should be taken to repair it.

Employing the same technology as much more expensive tools used by mechanics, CarMD can give parents peace of mind when their teen is on the road. The device can be used to see if a vehicle is road-trip ready, determine if it will pass an emissions "smog" check, examine a used car before buying it, determine why a "Check Engine" light is on, and perform a variety of other applications.

More and more motorists are driving with their "Check Engine" light on today, oblivious to potential problems indicated by such warning lights, and younger adults and college age students are no exception. A recent survey sponsored by CarMD. com Corp. and conducted by Harris Interactive® reported that 10% of U. S. drivers who drive a car, light truck, SUV or minivan model year 1981 to
Present are currently driving with their "Check Engine" light on. In addition, the survey noted that half of those same drivers have had their "Check Engine" light on for more than three months.

The survey also found that younger adults (aged 18-34) are more likely to indicate that they are driving with the light on (15% do, as compared to 11% of those aged 35-44, 9% of those aged 45-54 and 7% aged 55 years or older).

Respondents cited cost, lack of time and denial as the main reasons for continuing to drive with their "Check Engine" lights illuminated. Over one-third said that they hadn't had their engine checked because their car appeared to be running fine, and over one-tenth said they didn't believe there was a serious problem.

"Such responses are alarming, especially considering that those drivers' health and well-being could be at stake," noted Kristin Brocoff, marketing manager for CarMD. com Corp. "If a vehicle's engine has serious problems, it could break down and strand the driver along the road. That's something that no parent ever wants to see happen to their son or daughter."

Many students, Brocoff noted, simply aren't as aware as they should be that their vehicle might need immediate attention. "That's why a device like CarMD can be so handy. It can help the student check for hidden problems before starting a road trip, as well as answer 'Check Engine' light questions. That gives parents peace of mind.

"Even if the problem turns out to be something as simple as a loose gas cap, people don't seem to realize that gas mileage is affected," added Brocoff. "With gas prices around $4.00 a gallon right now, that's a major concern for cost-conscious students and their parents."

While some students may choose to ignore their "Check Engine" light or rely on mom and dad for their car maintenance, others like the empowerment that a device like CarMD gives them. Rachel, for example, a 16-year-old Florida resident who plans on attending college in the next few months, asked her mother for a CarMD to check out a new hybrid car that her mother was planning to buy her.

"I initially used the device to make sure that the car was in excellent running condition," said Rachel, "and then I used it again just after we purchased the car to ensure it was ready for a lengthy road trip. I now keep the tool in my glove box where I can use it whenever the need arises," she added.

Priced at $98.99, CarMD is a must for every student's back to school list. It comes with a handheld tester, storage pouch, a Quick Reference User's Guide, demo video, USB cable with CD software to link the tester to a Windows-based PC and access to an online database via www. CarMD. com. Parents, students and their friends can purchase it via toll-free phone: 888.MyCarMD (888.692.2763) or via online at www. CarMD. com.


Monday, July 9, 2007

2009 Looms as a Tough Year for Business, but New Advancements in Business Intelligence Will Help Companies Operate More Efficiently, Says CEO of Analytix On Demand™

2009 Looms as a Tough Year for Business, but New Advancements in Business Intelligence Will Help Companies Operate More Efficiently, Says CEO of Analytix On Demand™

'New-Generation Business Intelligence' Offers Vital Insight About Performance -- Technology Advancements Put Critical Data Within Reach of Any Company

Encino, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2009

WHAT:  The challenging economy is forcing companies to seek additional insight into their business performance. While the practice of "business intelligence" traditionally has been expensive, time-consuming and overwhelming -- and, as such, reserved for only the largest enterprises with the biggest budgets -- today it's on the verge of becoming mainstream.

As companies plan for 2009, they can leverage business intelligence to increase profits and efficiency.

"In this market, every business is seeking an edge to increase profits and reduce costs," said Vik Torpunuri, Analytix On Demand Founder and CEO. "The good news is that valuable business intelligence solutions are more economical than ever, and companies start seeing the benefits almost immediately. Having a solution that provides detailed insight allows businesses to be nimble and concise with their decision-making, and to increase ROI and efficiency throughout the organization." 

According to Torpunuri, with the right data:
 Healthcare organizations can uncover missed revenue opportunities that have material impact to the bottom line.  Retailers can identify which stores, promos and products perform and why, and uncover profit and loss trends across multiple locations, demographics and promotions.  Media companies can understand the trends and behavioral patterns of their audiences, to increase advertising revenue.  Businesses can see how their various operations affect each other -- retail outlets, call centers, websites, marketing activities, sales performance and more.

WHEN: Torpunuri is available immediately to discuss how business intelligence can help companies of any size act with confidence, save time, reduce costs and boost profits. He can offer more detailed commentary specific to healthcare, retail, high-tech, entertainment and other industries.

WHY: Companies of any size now have the ability to use analytics to get a more accurate understanding of business performance. The Gartner research firm says that several emerging technologies are giving business intelligence tools the opportunity for massive adoption over the next few years (see: http://www. gartner. com/it/page. jsp? id=625810 (http://www. gartner. com/it/page. jsp? id=625810)). Research firm IDC said, "The business analytics software market continued to grow… and the fundamental drivers of adoption remain strong" (see: http://idc. com/getdoc. jsp? containerId=214904 (http://idc. com/getdoc. jsp? containerId=214904)). The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) expects spending on analytics to surge, according to this article (see: http://www. tdwi. org/News/display. aspx? id=9269 (http://www. tdwi. org/News/display. aspx? id=9269)).

WHO: Vik Torpunuri, Analytix On Demand Founder and CEO

Torpunuri has more than 15 years of management consulting experience, delivering end-to-end business intelligence solutions for Fortune 100 companies in healthcare, life-sciences, entertainment, high-tech manufacturing, oil and gas supply chain and the public sector.

CONTACT:  To speak with Torpunuri, contact:

Ken Greenberg, Edge Communications, Inc.
Ken at edgecommunicationsinc dot com; (818) 990-5001

Analytix On Demand (www. analytixondemand. com) connects the dots across an entire organization to give companies the central truth about business performance. Its service offers fast and affordable business intelligence (SaaS), helping companies of any size -- from SMBs to enterprises -- see what's really going on throughout an organization and how each business area affects everything else. This insight helps clients act with confidence, save time, reduce costs and boost profits. Clients start seeing a return on investment in just 30 days or less. The company's service suite includes solutions designed expressly for healthcare and retail. Analytix On Demand is based in Irvine, Calif., and has offices in New York, Houston and San Jose. 

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The High Cost of Being Fat - Affecting Not Only Your Health but Your Wallet

The High Cost of Being Fat - Affecting Not Only Your Health but Your Wallet

If you are one of the 127 million overweight Americans, your extra pounds are putting an additional burden on your wallet as well as your health. Dr. C. W. Randolph's medically-proven 3-Step program works at a cellular level to help you lose those pounds, protect your health and put dollars back into your pocket.

Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) April 6, 2009

Overweight and obese Americans spend $700 more a year on medical bills than those who are not overweight, according to a newly released economic analysis.

Being overweight not only burdens your health, but it also costs you more. Insurance companies recognize that being fat increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, joint problems, diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease. In fact, some health insurance plans now require overweight individuals to pay a higher premium, co-pay or both. In addition, life insurance costs for the overweight continue to soar sometimes triple or even five times the normal premium costs. The numbers also show that many Americans are desperately trying the latest fad in an attempt to lose weight spending a total of $33 billion a year of weight loss related products. In the same study, there is also evidence that overweight workers often receive lower wages than their fit and trim co-workers.

C. W. Randolph, Jr., M. D. author of From Belly Fat to Belly Flat says millions of people despairingly watch their weight creep up year after year believing that those extra pounds and their changing body shape is an inevitable result of aging. Randolph debunks the "age-weight gain myth. He says that escalating weight gain that typically begins in mid-life is more about hormone levels that age or calories.

"If you have tried exercise with one or more medically-sound diets (such as the South Beach Diet, the Zone or the Mediterranean Diet) and have excitedly lost a few pounds only to yo-yo back up once you returned to "normal" eating, don't give up yet," says Randolph. "Those stubborn pounds may have more to do with what is going on within your body at a cellular level than what you are -- or are not -- putting into your mouth."

In his second best selling book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, Dr. Randolph describes how an age-related decline in hormone production often combined with stress-induced hormone traffic jams sets you up at a cellular level to pack on more and more pounds - especially around your belly, butt and thighs - each year between the ages of 35 and 55. That is the bad news. The good news is that it is possible to safely, effectively and naturally restore your body's optimum hormone balance. Once you do, your body's inner switch is finally flipped catalyzing those pounds to melt off once and for all.

Dr. Randolph's solution is not a quick fix or a fad. He outlines a medically-proven Three Step Belly Flat Plan that includes a specific diet, lifestyle recommendations (stress management and exercise techniques) and nutritional supplements that, in combination, restore the body's optimum inner hormone balance. His plan is simple, wallet-friendly and easy to stick to for the rest of your life.

Most of his patients on the Three Step Belly Flat Plan report losing between eight and twelve pounds the first month and four or more inches off their waists. The good news is that the pounds keep coming off and, before you know it, you can toss out those elastic waist jeans. Most people needing to lose between 25 - 35 lbs report optimum results after three to four months. Even better, this program is heart healthy and cancer protective. Better health and a thinner torso will save you real money over the long run.

"In this economy, the best investment is your health," says Dr. Randolph. "Take the time to learn and understand what is really causing you to be fat, and then take three important steps to get that weight off once and for all.

C. W. Randolph, M. D., an internationally recognized medical expert in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement, has successfully treated thousands of women and men with hormone imbalances for more than a decade. He is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced as a compounding pharmacist before returning to medical school. Dr. Randolph is also the co-founder of The Natural Hormone Institute of America, a Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and a member of The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. He continues to be a frequent speaker for medical and women's organizations across the country and is also the coauthor of the best selling book, From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well.

For more information on Dr. Randolph or From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, contact Nanette Noffsinger at nanette@burkehollowmedia. com or 615-776-4230. Go to www. hormonewell. com.

Nanette Noffsinger
(615) 776-4230

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Healthcare Flash Website Design Reputation Honored by Summit Creative Awards

Healthcare Flash Website Design Reputation Honored by Summit Creative Awards

With Flash the new interactive Web technology, a reputation for design, development and professional execution is important.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2006

Inside a nondescript building in the south Loop, a Webability company is building something: a Flash website design reputation.

Flash websites pepper the Internet, providing richer user experiences through the use of video and other interactive elements. With Flash the new interactive Web technology and many claiming to be the “best,” a reputation for design, development and professional execution is important. Azavar™ Technologies (http://www. azavar. com/solutions/flash_website_design. aspx (http://www. azavar. com/solutions/flash_website_design. aspx)) is being recognized for its Flash website design reputation.

Azavar received a silver award from the Summit Creative Awards for best B2B service website for its Flash website design. Summit Creative Award submissions are evaluated based on the strength of their big idea, the quality of execution and their ability to communicate and persuade. For those exact reasons, the silver award went to the Flash website Azavar designed for healthcare consulting firm Health Directions.

“It is a testament to our ability to design and develop Flash websites for companies in healthcare, publishing, finance or other industries. We go a step further, however, by making our Flash websites search engine friendly. In this day and age, an interactive website is no good if people can’t find it,” President Jason Perry said.

This is the second award for the Flash-based Health Directions website. It also earned a Standard of Excellence Award in 2005 from the Web Marketing Association.

Azavar continues to push the boundaries of Flash website design and Flash application development. They have recently launched a Flash website for IPP Litho/Randolph Street Press, a full-service print company located in Chicago. The website has a Customer Area that simplifies the submission and proofing process.

Azavar is an award-winning integrated Web solutions provider that delivers Webability™ to its clients. Azavar Webability brings together the right mix of talent to achieve great results using the power of the Web. Founded in 1996, Azavar Technologies is based in Chicago with offices in Los Angeles and Toledo. Azavar provides web solutions for diverse range of businesses including The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Intel Corporation, Viacom / MTV Networks, Dean Foods, Masco Corporation, and Bisco Incorporated. To learn more about Azavar, visit the company’s website at www. azavar. com.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

An Overlooked Plan for Bush, Kerry, Democrats, Republicans, and Healthcare Costs

An Overlooked Plan for Bush, Kerry, Democrats, Republicans, and Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs can be reduced by some simple methods. This month is "Talk About Prescriptions" resources are given.

(PRWEB) October 4, 2004 -

In an effort to assist our political leadership it would be wise to have a simple solution to a life threatening problem. The much talked about Medicare Medication benefits are going to waste if the medications are not taken properly. Since this month of October is “Talk About Prescriptions” we should recognize some basic facts. There are multiple steps available that will benefit all consumers of healthcare. (Aside from obvious unmet steps for physical activity such as of walking).

After doing some research the industry acknowledges,(in the Merck manual) that a significant percentage of admissions to healthcare facilities (Hospital and Nursing Homes) are due to the fact that seniors are not taking their medications properly. Perhaps there is easy solution for long distance family members. If one has the time to give a friendly reminder call and await their completion of their medications, checking of blood sugar, blood pressure, or other health regimen would be extremely helpful. The industry estimates from the heart disease management alone ‘medication compliance’ could save an estimated $100 billion each year if the medications were taken properly.

More info is on this month is at http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp (http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp). A sponsor behind this site National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), is one of the original patient safety coalitions.

More info about this month is at http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp (http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp). A sponsor behind this site National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), is one of the original patient safety coalitions.

There are numerous types of systems that utilize various compliance techniques with elders. The range involves passive systems and active systems or combination of the two types. The price ranges depending on how extensive or intrusive of a system one desires. There are medication charts, pill boxes, timers, alarm watches, pagers, telephone calls, personal visits, 24 hour surveillance systems that you can use to keep a constant eye on your loved one.

There also needs to be a complimentary understanding of alternative medicine and mainstream medicine. For this to be accomplished a dialogue must include all supplementation to normal food ingestion including herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other supplements suggested by anyone including prescription drugs. There is a chart available at http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp (http://ncpie. latticegroup. com/index. jsp). For those who are too busy to meet the demands of such a personal long distance care there is a ‘Personal Voice’ that can help you. You can call 1-USS-4-GET-ME-NOT=1-877-443-8636 or visit the web for more caregiver help at www. family-focus-working-caregivers. com

Www. family-focus-working-caregivers. com

Joseph & Victoria Quinn

Personal Voice Inc.

J&VQuinn@family-focus-working-caregivers. com

This is a follow up to the first press release at http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/8/prweb150532.htm (http://www. prweb. com/releases/2004/8/prweb150532.htm)
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Friday, July 6, 2007

Befreeforme. Com And Celiac Expert Dietician Shelley Case Launch Monthly Feature, "Ask Shelley Case" On Befreeforme. Com

Befreeforme. Com And Celiac Expert Dietician Shelley Case Launch Monthly Feature, "Ask Shelley Case" On Befreeforme. Com

BeFreeForMe, A Savings, Coupons and Samples for People With Food Allergies and Celiac Disease Will Debut "Ask Shelley Case" on Tuesday, May 12 and Open Membership to Canadian Residents, The column debuts today and will appear every second Tuesday of the month. BeFreeForMe. com members are encouraged to ask questions about celiac disease, gluten-free diets and overall health and nutrition.

Hopkinton, MA (PRWEB) May 12, 2009

BeFreeForMe. com, the first and only web site to offer coupons and samples to gluten and food allergy-free consumers, and Shelley Case, a registered dietician and leading international expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, are teaming up to offer BeFreeForMe members a monthly column, "Ask Shelley Case". The column debut is this Tuesday, May 12 and will appear every second Tuesday of the month. BeFreeForMe. com members are encouraged to ask questions about celiac disease, gluten-free diets and overall health and nutrition.

"Shelley Case continues to be a great resource to the gluten-free community and BeFreeForMe. com is excited to feature her advice column each month," said Kathleen Reale, president and founder of BeFreeForMe. com. "Shelley is well respected in the celiac community and her books and advice have helped millions of people dealing with celiac disease throughout North America."

Shelley Case, a native Canadian, is a registered dietician and a member of the medical advisory boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the US and Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association. As a leading North American nutrition expert on celiac disease and author of the revised and updated national best seller "Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide", Case is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and in the media including the NBC Today Show in New York. Shelley can also be found on www. befreeeforme. com with her regular Q&A column tailored for celiac consumers. This column is timely with the month of May celebrated worldwide as National Celiac Awareness Month.

In addition to featuring "Ask Shelley Case," BeFreeForMe. com is opening its membership to Canadian residents. Since launching last October, BeFreeForMe. com has more than 6,000 members and continues to grow daily. Membership to BeFreeForMe is free. By signing up for the newsletters and savings, consumers concerned with food allergies and celiac disease can save money and time.

In addition to saving on allergy-free foods, BeFreeForMe is a place to share recipes and read up on great new foods. The web site provides daily inspiring thoughts, direct links to hot coupons & samples, newsletters, and informative product reviews. The web site focuses on several major food category allergens, including gluten, nut, dairy, fish and soy. In addition, BeFreeForMe. com offers more than 300 searchable recipes. Visitors can search by allergy and can submit their own recipes that will be tested before being added to the database. Each week new and informative articles on food allergies are added. Topics may range from hidden allergens in medicines to packing appropriate snacks for nut-free classrooms.

For retailers, product manufacturers and restaurants, BeFreeForMe. com provides them with a direct voice to food-allergy sufferers. In addition to distributing food allergen-free coupons and coupon codes, BeFreeForMe also offers in-store demonstrations staffed by trained and knowledgeable personnel, in-store merchandising, promotions and educational supermarket tour, all of which will target celiacs and those with food allergies. 

Members can sign up today by entering their e-mail address at http://www. BeFreeForMe. com (http://www. BeFreeForMe. com). BeFreeForMe will donate a portion of its proceeds to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, www. celiaccentral. org, and the Food Allergy Initiative, www. faiusa. org. Both non-profit organizations are dedicated to raising money for research, awareness and education for food allergies.


EMedDecor. com Selects OrderDynamics for Growth on eCommerce SaaS Platform

EMedDecor. com Selects OrderDynamics for Growth on eCommerce SaaS Platform

OrderDynamics, Canada's leading On-Demand eCommerce Solution provider, announces recent customer acquisition, Health Care Logistics, a worldwide provider of medical equipment since 1978.

(PRWEB) March 8, 2010

A recent re-launch of their consumer division, eMedDecor and More, Health Care Logistics looked to OrderDynamics for their superior, SaaS technology and ecommerce account management (http://www. orderdynamics. com/services. aspx) services centered on growing sales.

“OrderDynamics gives us a single, robust eCommerce platform technology solution to power our B2C websites. Their SaaS delivery model emphasizes growth and provides a structured process to manage traffic and conversions,” explains Bethany Reid, Brand Manager for eMedDecor. “We simply outgrew our previous eCommerce platform, which didn’t have the features or management capabilities to support our growth” Continues Bethany. “OrderDynamics helped us understand a reasonable growth target and works proactively with our marketing team to achieve our goals”.

The new eMedDecor. com website launched on OrderDynamics in 90 days with a broad selection of gifts and accessories and an easy-to-use design.

Some of the new site features include: "Shop by Profession", for example Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, and Veterinarians which helps the consumer find products unique to them. Gift Services like Wish Lists, Gift Certificates, Gift Messages, Wrapping Services, and Product Personalization make the site great for gift givers. Easy navigation features such as intuitive product search, user ratings and reviews, guided navigation filters, and express checkout to create a fast and fun shopping experience.

“We congratulate the team at Health Care Logistics and look forward to a long term partnership” says Michael Benadiba, CEO of OrderDynamics.

About eMedDecor and More (http://www. emeddecor. com):
The eMedDecor. com website is a consumer website providing over 2,000 medical related products in categories such as Dental, Doctors, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary and more. eMedDecor. com offers an exciting range of products for Appreciation and Recognition, Books, Cards, and Paper, Clothing, Collectibles, Décor, Office Accessories, Personalized Products, and Tools of the Trade. eMedDecor. com also provides easy shopping options such as Gift Certificates, Gift Wrapping, Gift Messaging, and Personalization.

About OrderDynamics Corporation:
OrderDynamics Corporation is a privately owned eCommerce platform service provider for high-growth B2B and B2C businesses. The success of OrderDynamics is highly attributed to its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eCommerce platform (http://www. orderdynamics. com/On-Demand-Platform. aspx) and Dynamic Merchandising concepts which provide superior control and help drive revenue. The OrderDynamics solution caters to multi-channel retail, manufacturing, business-to-business, and complex online retail. OrderDynamics officially launched its On-Demand eCommerce Solution in 2006 after 2 years of research and development.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Online Search Directory for Minimal Intervention Dentistry Launched: Welcome to miseeq TM

Online Search Directory for Minimal Intervention Dentistry Launched: Welcome to miseeq TM

Miseeq TM is a new online directory, providing dental professionals and members of the public with free specific search content and resources, related to Minimal Intervention Dentistry (MI)

(PRWEB) December 23, 2004

midentistry has launched the online directory 'miseeq TM' with specific focus on Minimal Intervention Dentistry (MI)

MI is a philosophy of professional care, concerned with the first-occurrence, earliest detection and earliest possible treatment of disease on micro (molecular) levels, followed by the most minimal invasive and patient friendly options to repair irreversible damages caused by such disease. MI aims to empower patients (through information, skills and motivation) to be in charge of their own oral health, so that they only require minimal intervention from the dental profession.

Miseeq. com provides dental professionals free access to specialized MI resources with focus on:

MI Continued Dental Education (CDE)

MI Scientific research

MI News bulletins

Dentists practicing MI

Directory offers keyword search and in addition, directory search using an unique topic tree organized by sub categories in specific folders. Access to scientific research is presented in the categories: Early diagnosis, MI disease control, General overview (over MI), Minimal invasive treatment, MI Classification, MI disease concept. Furthermore, search links to topics such as Press releases, CDE on/ and off-line activities, as well as links to website of dentists rendering MI in their practice.

Special links are provided to institutions such as:

-The World Congress of Minimal Invasive Dentistry (WCMID)

-The Academy of Minimal Invasive Dentistry (ACAMID)

-MI Standards provided by midentistry. com

Miseeq TM has indexed a wide range of web pages, dedicated e. g. to Laser-, Ozone - or Air abrasion treatment in dentistry.

For more information go to

Http://www. miseeq. com (http://www. miseeq. com) or email to: info@miseeq. com


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Kibble Crack - Vet Exposes Sugary Secret of Pet Treats

Kibble Crack - Vet Exposes Sugary Secret of Pet Treats

Sugar is being added to many pet treats contributing to the growing pet obesity epidemic.

Calabash, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2010

Today's pet treats aren't the dog bones of your childhood. Over the past decade, a surprising ingredient has begun to appear on pet treat ingredient lists: sugar.

Following the trend of sugar-laden children's snacks, pet treat manufacturers are tapping into a dog's sweet tooth to boost sales. "One of the key reasons I became involved with fighting pet obesity was when I began seeing sugar added to pet treats. I think if more pet owners were aware of this, they may choose their treats more carefully." says veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) and author of "Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter - A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives" (2010 HCI). "When you have popular treats such as Snausages SnawSomes that list sugars as three of the first four ingredients, you know there's a problem."

And the problem is huge. APOP estimates that 45% of US dogs and 58% of cats are too heavy. That equals an estimated 89 million pets that are at high risk for developing conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.

Ward says the problem is linked to money - lots of it. With US pet treat sales estimated to be nearly $2 billion in 2010, the treat bowl has turned golden. "Sugar is incredibly attractive to dogs. If a dog gobbles a treat quickly, an owner is more likely to give another - and another. This adds up to more sales - and profits. In the race for pet treat profits, our pets' health is being bankrupted."

Ward also contends that added sugar has behavioral consequences. "Numerous studies in rats demonstrate that overfeeding sugar can create symptoms similar to drug addiction. A dog's daily sweet treat may be contributing to overeating and other undesirable behaviors. This is why I call today's high-sugar treats 'kibble crack.'"

Of course, pet treat manufacturers are quick to blame pet owners for the problem. After all, dogs and cats don't buy or give these products themselves. Ward agrees - to a point. "Pet owners definitely have a feeding disorder when it comes to their pets. Ultimately it's up to each owner to control how much they feed their pets. What I want to bring attention to is what ingredients are in pet treats - and why. Pet owners must begin to question why there is sugar in a treat that claims to help teeth."

Ultimately both the pet food industry and Ward have pet's best interest at heart. "Today we have some of the best pet foods and treats we've ever had. For that, I am grateful. At the same time, we're seeing some of the unhealthiest products masquerading as wholesome and nutritious. It's time we reveal the sugary secret that is contributing to obesity in pets."

Dr. Ward's Dirty Dozen - Popular Sugary Pet Treats
Canine CarryOuts Chew-lotta - Dextrose first ingredient Snausages SnawSomes! Beef and Chicken Flavor - Sugars 3 of first 4 ingredients Pedigree Jumbone Mini Snack Food for Small Dogs - Sugars 2 of 3 first ingredient Petrodex Dental Treats for Cats - Dextrose second ingredient Pedigree Jumbone - Sugar third ingredient Milk Bone Essentials Plus Oral Care - Sugar third ingredient Pup-Peroni Lean Beef Recipe - Sugar third ingredient Science Diet Simple Essentials Treats Training Adult Treats with Real Beef - Sugar third ingredient Cesar Softies Dog Treats - Sugar third ingredient Milk-Bone Chewy Chicken Drumsticks - Sugar third ingredient Meow Mix Moist Cat Treats - Corn syrup fourth ingredient Pedigree Marrobone - Sugar third ingredient

Other common sugar-containing treats according to Dr. Ernie Ward:
 Pedigree Jumbone - Sugar third ingredient  Beneful Snackin' Slices - Sugar fourth ingredient  Pit'r Pat Fresh Breath Mint Flavored Cat Treats - Maltodextrin first ingredient  Three Dog Bakery Lick 'n Crunch - Dextrose third ingredient  Beneful Snackin Slices - Sugar fourth ingredient  Busy Chewnola - Maltodextrin second ingredient  Exclusively Dog Vanilla Flavor Sandwich Creme Dog Cookies - Sugars first two ingredients  Canine Carryouts Dog Treats - Corn syrup second ingredient

For more information, visit www. PetObesityPrevention. com (http://www. PetObesityPrevention. com) or www. DrErnieWard. com (http://www. DrErnieWard. com) .


Monday, July 2, 2007

Synergy Broadcast Systems Introduces Voyager a New, Low-Cost, All-in-One Broadcast Solution

Synergy Broadcast Systems Introduces Voyager a New, Low-Cost, All-in-One Broadcast Solution

Voyager provides Public, Education, Government, Business and Independent Broadcasters with an All-In-One Broadcast Solution in a Box that includes both expandability and a future migration path.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 24, 2008

Synergy Broadcast Systems (www. synergybroadcast. com)] is pleased to announce the introduction of Voyager, a new Broadcast-in-a-Box Digital Solution (http://www. synergybroadcast. com/?page_id=2055) for Cable Access and Independent Broadcasters. Voyager is not a video appliance but a fully expandable digital server solution complete with automation software.

"The concept behind Voyager is to provide cable broadcasters, on a tight budget, with a fully expandable server solution that can grow over time as their needs change", according to Chuck Jones, Executive Vice President. "Many of these broadcasters have to settle for video appliances that cannot be expanded or modified if their needs change so investments in these products have no future migration. Voyager provides great functionality and future migration and expandability options for their ever-changing needs."

Peter Kiddy, Synergy Broadcast Systems President points out that, "Voyager fits with our turnkey oriented approach but, in this situation, everything needed is in one box. And, with current economic conditions reducing many capital budgets many stations will be limited in terms of what they can purchase but their broadcast requirements don't change. Voyager provides these stations with the ability to purchase a fully-functional system with their current budget limitations and expand as the station's needs change and the economy improves as we move forward."

Voyager's base configuration includes a single NTSC video output with balanced or unbalanced stereo audio, mirrored 500G hard drives and Synergy Broadcast's fully functional VLM broadcast automation software (http://www. synergybroadcast. com/?page_id=1384). Options include a second channel, SDI, an analog or SDI encoder and up to 4 TB of internal storage. Additionally, Voyager is equipped with On Screen Graphics capability to display full screen graphics, messages, crawls, scrolls and logo insertion as well as being closed caption capable to provide everything the broadcaster needs for their on-air activity. Voyager will begin shipping in mid-November.

For additional information about Voyager and how broadcast facilities on a tight budget can benefit from this All-in-One, Broadcast-in-a-Box solution please contact Synergy Broadcast Systems at 800-601-6991.

About Synergy Broadcast Systems
Synergy Broadcast Systems, located in Addison, TX, provides video automation solutions for broadcast, education, business, government and healthcare organizations. SBS solutions are modular, flexible and economically scalable to fit the needs of each facility and provide a migration path for future growth and technology changes. The Company's solutions include television automation, video on demand, digital signage and video delivery and distribution to remote locations. For additional information contact Synergy Broadcast Systems at 800-601-6991 or visit their web site at www. synergybroadcast. com.

Chuck Jones
Synergy Broadcast Systems
Cjones@synergybroadcast. com