Saturday, September 29, 2007

BBM Canada Increases IT Efficiency With INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager

BBM Canada Increases IT Efficiency With INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager

Canadian provider of ratings for television and radio, increases their IT efficiency with a leading US IT management solution.

Topeka, KS (PRWEB) July 21, 2005

BBM Canada a leading supplier of radio and television audience ratings services across Canada, recently implemented INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager, the leading Agentless™ IT management solution, resulting in increased IT efficiency and a lowered total cost of IT ownership across the organization.

The company is one of the largest and most experienced research suppliers in Canada, and its services include a digital broadcast-ready TV people meter system, diary surveys for more than 100 radio and television markets, and a variety of syndicated and custom research studies.

Real Time Audits

BBM Canada deals with real time data, and the need to efficiently manage this data translates into a very time-consuming task for the BBM Canada IT staff, who are on call 24/7 as a result. In addition to this, BBM CanadaÂ’s IT department also manages around 500 Windows-based desktops and server systems on a daily basis.

"Given the fact that we work with real time data, and very tight deadlines, we need to be flexible with what the users install on their systems so they can do their job in a timely fashion. However, we still need to be able to quickly and accurately determine the presence of unauthorized applications for immediate removal" says Brice Samulenok, Security Officer in the IT division of BBM Canada. "INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager allows us to do just that. In fact, our primary use for Inventory Manager is to get an accurate up-to-date picture of the software installed on the systems to determine what patches need to be applied, and what users are in violation of our Acceptable Use policy."

Reducing IT Manpower Hours

With an always-on-call IT department, and just 14 IT staff members to manage the 500 Windows desktops and servers in the user segment, as well as additional Linux, Tru64, Solaris, and Novell systems in the data processing segment, manpower hours are a valuable commodity in the IT department at BBM Canada. With the help of Inventory Manager, BBM Canada has been able to significantly reduce the number of IT manpower hours they usually require, particularly in the realm of system audits. "Prior to acquiring INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager it would take a full week of manpower to audit all our 500 systems. It now takes us only 4 hours to accomplish this same task" explains Samulenok.

Corporate Compliance

BBM Canada conducts audits on an on-going basis to verify if necessary security patches are in place, as well as to determine if end-users are in compliance with corporate mandates for permitted software applications.

"We use Inventory Manger to ensure that the user desktop systems only have corporate-approved software installed and that the latest patches are installed on both our server and desktop systems" details Samulenok.

BBM Canada commonly uses Inventory Manager to remove data-mining programs that inevitably get installed (such as IE hot bars). "This operation is run as a scheduled task to clean up our desktop systems. In addition, we use the report functions to keep up-to-date with our Dell service tag and hardware support. This enables us to quickly identify the service tag or serial number of the hardware to provide support for these systems remotely."

Software Savings

The INSYSTEK® Report Wizard is used by BBM Canada to view software trends by department, and easily communicate any software license violations or non-approved corporate software to the relevant department heads. "This enables us to minimize software 'overlap' between departments which wastes resources on redundant software solutions" Samulenok explains.

With Inventory Manager, BBM Canada is able to reduce the time and money they previously spent on managing each individual Windows system, and effectively enforce user policies, ensuring their environment remains both compliant and secure.

"There is more focus on software compliance than ever before," says Richard Carlsen, CFO of INSYSTEK, "and software asset management (SAM) policies have become a necessity in todayÂ’s business-place. BBM Canada understands the need for solid SAM, and our solution provides them with the capabilities to comprehensively manage this aspect of their IT assets and much more; driving down the cost traditionally associated with the ownership and management of software."

About INSYSTEK

INSYSTEK, Inc. has established itself as a leader in Agentless™ IT management software, supplying solutions that enable system auditing/inventorying, software distribution/removal, and server performance & availability monitoring capabilities to clients in business, government, education and healthcare in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa.

More information on INSYSTEK and the full range of INSYSTEK Agentless™ IT management solutions, including free trial versions, can be found at www. insystek. com or by sending an e-mail to info at insystek. com or calling toll free 1-877-467-9783.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Healthier Work Environments Inspire Employee Attendance and Productivity

Healthier Work Environments Inspire Employee Attendance and Productivity

Viral Air Solutions announces the launch of their new website today, providing workplaces across America with increased employee health and productivity. Their devices eliminate 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and dust mites, providing purified air, reducing asthma, allergies, viral outbreaks, and preventing "sick building syndrome".

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 6, 2007

Businesses across America are experiencing a rapid increase in productivity and employee attendance thanks to air quality technology. Viral Air Solutions, a leading provider in the indoor air quality industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://www. viralairsolutions. com (http://www. viralairsolutions. com). Their website will serve as an online resource for products designed for heating and cooling systems, so companies can guard their staff against dangerous air contaminants such as viruses, bird flu, bacteria, allergens, mold, and mildew.

"I am excited about this opportunity to help protect companies from profit loss and liability," says Barry Nicholson, President and CEO of Viral Air Solutions. "Many businesses suffer unnecessary production halts from employee absences due to allergies, asthma, and sicknesses caused by the abundance of air pollutants within their workspace. We empower business owners by offering technologically advanced products that eradicate these dangerous elements. "

Airborne contaminants such as dust mites, viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and pollen accumulate easily inside buildings and trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses which lead to extreme discomfort and even fatality. When heating and cooling units are activated, the pollutants are blown into the air and circulated throughout the entire facility.

This presents a huge problem for companies, since increases in employee illness, discomfort, and absence essentially means decreases in productivity and profit. In addition to the risk of low attendance, companies are also in danger of lawsuits from staff and customers that fall ill as a result of the working conditions within the building.

"Our website gives companies a reliable source for high-quality devices, which eliminate 99.9% of all airborne germs and viruses instantly," Nicholson proudly reveals. "Our products work in virtually any HVAC, regardless of size. So, whether the environment is a warehouse, school, office, hospital, fitness facility, retail store, or apartment building, Viral Air Solutions can protect people from exposure. "

These devices have proven to be the most effective, affordable solution for airborne toxins, killing 99.9% of all germs and viruses (including SARS, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Influenza and Bird Flu) and eliminating the number of airborne particles such as mildew, dust mites, pollen, bacteria, and mold spores.

An increasing number of school districts are implementing Viral Air Solution products in their buildings to reduce the amount of viral and bacterial transmission during cold and flu seasons. The results have shown a significant increase in student attendance and an overall improvement in performance within classrooms. Hospitals use Viral Air Solutions to maintain sterile environments and decrease hospital-acquired infections for patients, staff, and visitors. While this technology has been a construction standard in new buildings for years, many companies are hearing about the benefits for the first time.

In addition to providing increasing indoor air quality, their equipment causes heat and air conditioning systems to run more efficiently by diminishing particles that otherwise block airflow, saving many businesses over $50,000 per year in energy costs. Companies also benefit from the reduction in maintenance costs, since UVC systems don't require frequent cleaning or detergents.

To help educate businesses on how to create better work environments, Viral Air Solutions has also released an easy-to-read E-booklet available at: http://www. viralairsolutions. com/order. now. html (http://www. viralairsolutions. com/order. now. html).

"The bottom line is employees are more productive in healthy work environments. Our products ensure purified breathing environments for buildings," says Nicholson. "It's no coincidence that the majority of our commercial clients contact us to say they experienced increased profits and employee performance after having our devices installed in their heating and cooling systems."

Find out how your business can achieve healthier work environments by visiting Viral Air Solutions (http://www. viralairsolutions. com) today.

About Viral Air Solutions

Viral Air Solutions, LLC is a leading provider in the air safety industry. Barry Nicholson, Viral Air Solutions' founder and CEO, has specialized in heating ventilation and air conditioning for the last 15 years. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Viral Air Solutions has provided homes, schools, hospitals, businesses, and government agencies with high-quality heating and cooling solutions for years. In 2006, Viral Air Solutions launched its online store, to give residential and commercial environments across America access to the clean air solutions and health safety they deserve.

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DoeLegal’s doeBilling™ Allows Bayhealth Medical to “Regain Control” of Outside Vendor Legal Spend

DoeLegal’s doeBilling™ Allows Bayhealth Medical to “Regain Control” of Outside Vendor Legal Spend

In today’s recessionary climate, it is common to see hospitals and healthcare facilities forced to cut costs and limit expenditures or face closures, increasingly reduced budgets, and company bankruptcies. doeBilling provides Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc. advanced legal spend management and real-time budgeting applications to help monitor and control their outside legal expenses.

Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2010

doeLegal announces Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc. has completed its first year of using doeBilling to provide advanced legal spend management and real-time budgeting applications to help monitor and control their outside legal expenses. Invoices received from 3rd-party legal vendors can now be efficiently analyzed with doeBilling™ - an all-in-one, user-friendly solution aimed at making legal expenses more transparent to the management staff. The solution also provides for trend analysis, proper task budgeting, and savings projections through early payment discounts and automated invoice compliance.

Developed primarily for corporate legal departments seeking greater total control over their legal expenditures - doeBilling™ has been proven to span far beyond the standard corporate model and offer significant benefits to the healthcare industry. Proving the healthcare facility will realize an ROI within one year, doeLegal has opened the door to a much larger market with those organizations spending as little as $2 million in outside legal expenses per year. “Allowing Bayhealth Medical Center to accurately track and report their true costs in real-time, made the decision easy,” said Diane Andrews for Bayhealth Medical Center.

In today’s recessionary climate, it is common to see hospitals and healthcare facilities forced to cut costs and limit expenditures or face closures, increasingly reduced budgets, and company bankruptcies. To fend off these outcomes, budgeting and forecasting features can reveal trends in past spending and offer new opportunities for saving. Using historical billing data from the digital system, executives can proactively predict what tasks will cost and when to settle matters rather than continue to litigate beyond budget. Viewing real-time reports allows management to evaluate how each decision relates to open matters. This level of granular analysis was simply unavailable with the paper invoice system. doeLegal has existing clients showing an operational cost savings of as much as 70%. The capabilities of the hosted package are configurable to fit the needs of any industry desiring to better control their electronic invoices from 3rd-party vendors.

DoeBilling™ promotes collaboration and strategic planning with outside vendors. By utilizing universal task-based coding, doeBilling™ standardizes the entire billing process and automates the first pass rules check. This allows only invoices that meet pre-determined corporate criteria to enter their review queue. Its design separates billing by phases and then into specific tasks, allowing a standard electronic format for use in forecasting and managing the legal billing cycle.

Bayhealth Medical Center chose doeBilling™ for the following reasons:
Providing a common platform for In-House counsel to forecast their legal expenses. Giving their legal department the ability to summarize and compare proposed budgets against historical data and against best industry practice results. Isolating task-based billing timekeepers and their tasks for better analysis of individual and overall performance, as well as the ability to measure budgets, individuals, and other firms’ performance. Ensuring compliance with corporate billing guidelines by using an automated rules engine. The system can be set up to flag or reject bills that fail to meet established criteria prior to staff evaluation. Delivering real-time reports displaying summary details or detailed information

Diane M. Andrews, Esquire, In-House Counsel for Bayhealth Medical Center, states, “Paper invoices generated by outside counsel provided little if any information regarding trending, and forecasting of legal needs. The automated doeBilling module has enabled Bayhealth Medical Center to reclaim control of our outsourced legal expenditures while simultaneously providing valuable time for the performance of executive functions previously utilized for the tedious review of manual bills.”

To learn more about this unique solution call the experts at doeLegal at 302-798-7500 or email info(at)doelegal(dot)com. Visit http://www. doelegal. com/demo-doebilling (http://www. doelegal. com/demo-doebilling) to see an online demo featuring the benefits and application. Learn how to take better control of corporate outside legal expenses. To contact BayHealth Medical Center please can visit http://www. bayhealth. org (http://www. bayhealth. org).

About doeLegal, LLC:
DoeLegal, founded in 1971, is a premier solutions provider delivering comprehensive online legal services and technology support for corporate legal departments and law firms. The acclaimed legal hosting suite provides all-inclusive hosting and support for eDiscovery, EDD, eBilling, Matter Management, and CLE administration as effective solutions to the increasing challenges of document selection and sharing, daily communications, and cost control. Leveraging technology into the flexible, hosted packages ensure that each solution is configured to suit your organization's needs perfectly. doeLegal is committed to providing the answers to save time, save money, and deliver value to the legal community. Relationships, expertise, and innovative insight position doeLegal as a trust advisor to its worldwide clients. http://www. doelegal. com (http://www. doelegal. com)

About Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.:
Bayhealth Medical Center, southern Delaware's largest healthcare system is comprised of Kent General and Milford Memorial Hospitals, Middletown Medical Center and numerous satellite facilities. Bayhealth is a technologically advanced not-for-profit healthcare system employing over 2,900 with a medical staff of 455 physicians. In the 2008 fiscal year, Bayhealth recorded 73,189 emergency department visits, 17,448 patients admitted to beds and 2,454 births. Last year, as part of its mission, Bayhealth provided more than $30.9 million in unreimbursed care to patients. http://www. bayhealthmedical. org (http://www. bayhealthmedical. org)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Prospective Healthcare Workers: Fully Accredited Healthcare Degree Programs Are Now Offered Through OnlineEducation. com

Prospective Healthcare Workers: Fully Accredited Healthcare Degree Programs Are Now Offered Through OnlineEducation. com

The healthcare industry is expected to grow enormously over the next few years and healthcare related jobs are projected to grow faster than the national average. This translates to greater employment opportunities for those individuals educated and trained in any of the vast array of healthcare-related fields. The aging of the Baby Boomer generation will bring with it a strong demand for skilled medical workers, especially in the areas of gerontology and senior healthcare. When choosing an online degree program, prospective students are making a significant commitment of both time and money. Therefore, it is vitally important for consumers to have a trusted and reliable source for accredited online degree programs such as those now offered on OnlineEducation. com.

San Francisco (PRWEB) April 23, 2010

With so many sections of the economy cutting back on jobs or doing away with positions entirely, prospective students should be aware of the fact that over the next few years, occupations in the healthcare industry are expected to show the largest growth of any sector of the economy. The aging U. S. population, along with advances in medical technology and rising life expectancies, will all combine to create a situation which will require many more dedicated and skilled healthcare professionals. Therefore, OnlineEducation. com, the nation’s leading independent resource for online education, is proud to announce the addition of fully accredited online healthcare degrees (http://www. onlineeducation. com/Online-Healthcare-Degrees. php) now available through its website. Here, prospective students can thoroughly research the different programs offered. More importantly, they can be assured that their choice of school will enable them to receive a solid education, and upon graduation, a respected and worthwhile degree.

The medical assistant sector of the healthcare industry is expected to see growth of nearly 36% by the year 2016. Individuals who want quick advancement within their careers (perhaps moving into another field, such as nursing, or being qualified for management positions) should consider an online medical assistant degree (http://www. onlineeducation. com/Online-Medical-Assistant-Degree. php). A medical assistant should not be confused with a physician’s assistant, who actually can examine, diagnose, and treat patients. A medical assistant performs administrative and clinical tasks which keep medical offices running smoothly. The duties can vary greatly, depending on the nature and size of the office. Good interpersonal and organizational skills are needed and a friendly, caring manner is also important.

For those who have a strong desire to help others and a commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, earning an online public health degree (http://www. onlineeducation. com/Online-Public-Health-Degree. php) provides a solid foundation to work in this area of healthcare. In a public health position, the goal is to improve the health and quality of life for entire communities. This is done by increasing public awareness of public health and safety issues so that illnesses and injuries can be prevented, not just treated. Employment opportunities are available at many different levels - local, state, or federal health departments. Some public health professionals work with non-profit organizations, such as the American Cancer Society or the Red Cross, helping to develop health advocacy platforms or issue policy statements.

Healthcare is a business, and like every other business, it needs good management to operate smoothly and efficiently. A career that combines healthcare and sound business practices can be achieved by earning an online healthcare administration degree. Healthcare administrators have varying functions and roles, depending on the size and type of facility they oversee. Generally, they plan and coordinate the day-to-day management of healthcare facilities, as well as supervising staff. They are often called upon to develop and maintain professional standards and procedures. Successful administrators possess good leadership qualities and excellent managerial skills, as well as being highly organized and detail-oriented.

A physician assistant provides the same services as a physician, including examining, diagnosing and treating patients and writing prescriptions, but works under the actual supervision of a physician. Successful physician assistants are compassionate, honest, and have strong knowledge and understanding of the human body. Since PAs deal with patients on a regular basis, it is important that they have a kind and caring demeanor, in addition to emotional stability. An online physician assistant degree (http://www. onlineeducation. com/Online-Physician-Assistant-Degree. php) gives students the sound medical and educational foundation needed to succeed.

Medical office personnel can work in medical front offices where they deal directly with patients, or in the back office, where they handle records. An online medical office degree (http://www. onlineeducation. com/Online-Medical-Office-Degree. php) generally includes coursework in medical terminology, data entry, ethics, medical coding, and word processing. Graduates are thoroughly competent in transcription, billing practices, and office management. The U. S. Department of Labor predicts that more medical group practices and health clinics will be opening in order to meet the demands of an aging population. These types of facilities will require large staffs of qualified employees.

Whenever anyone undergoes some form of medical treatment, whether for a broken leg, heart surgery, illness, or simply an annual physical examination, a record of the physician’s treatments and notes is created and saved. Until recently, all of these records were paper documents. But due to a new government initiative, medical records are now being stored electronically. This has created an entirely new sector in the healthcare industry - health information technology. Individuals who want to work in healthcare but not deal directly with patients, who have an aptitude for science but also enjoy management, law and computers, and who enjoy working with professionals - physicians, nurses, executives, lawyers, should consider earning an online health information technology degree. The government’s push to transfer all health information technology to a sophisticated database will create an enormous need for educated and skilled health information technology professionals.

About OnlineEducation. com:
OnlineEducation. com is committed to providing prospective online students with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding their online education. Here individuals can find complete descriptions of thousands of online degrees and certification programs, listings of fully accredited colleges and universities, financial aid resources, and suggestions and tools to help ensure a rewarding and successful experience. Exhaustive research has gone into making this website one of the most reliable and trusted sources for potential online students who want accurate and thorough information when making this all-important decision.

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Popular Prescription Drug Discount Card Now Available in Arizona Online

Popular Prescription Drug Discount Card Now Available in Arizona Online

The Collaboration for a New Century (The Collaboration) announced today the availability of a major new discount prescription drug card in Arizona. The program called savingsdrugcard. com provides a free drug card that will help all Arizonans lower their prescription drug costs. Interested individuals simply download this card by visiting http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com and can immediately start saving up to 75% at most major pharmacies located in Arizona including: Costco, CVS, K-Mart, Osco, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 7, 2009

The Collaboration for a New Century (The Collaboration) announced today the availability of a major new discount prescription drug card in Arizona. The program called http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com) provides a http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com) that will help all Arizonans lower their prescription drug costs. Interested individuals simply download this card by visiting http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com) and can immediately start saving up to 75% at most major pharmacies located in Arizona including: Costco, CVS, K-Mart, Osco, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart.

The card is being made possible through a partnership between The Collaboration and United Networks of America, which is one of the largest providers of managed healthcare products and services in the United States with over 240,000 participating providers serving more than 40 million members.

The Collaboration is a non-profit organization that rallies civic, business, non-profit agencies and other stakeholders around significant quality-of-life issues. The Collaboration co-founder Jerry Colangelo said, "I am proud to personally endorse http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com) because it is in line with The Collaboration's vision to see Arizona's standard of living raised for ALL Arizonans. For so many, prescriptions drugs are out of reach, forcing families to make difficult sacrifices everyday. I am confident that this card will help provide some relief."

Today in Arizona there is a desperate need to make prescriptions more readily available for the uninsured and the underinsured. When it comes to prescription drugs, Arizonans without health insurance are disadvantaged twice over. First, they lack the insurance coverage to pay for the drugs. As a result, adults without insurance are half as likely to get the benefits of prescription drugs as insured adults, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Second, they pay higher prices than anyone else. With 19.6 percent of Arizonans lacking health insurance, this issue is significant as the number of uninsured continue to grow. The Kaiser Foundation also reported that in 2007, Arizonans spent over $3 billion on prescription drugs, with the average cost of each prescription at $54.07. As the numbers of uninsured remain high and the cost of prescription drugs continues to grow, http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com) is a great way to help provide relief at no cost to the user.

For more information go to http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com (http://www. SavingsDrugCard. com).

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Imposition of Reference Pricing Has Dramatically Altered the German Statin Market, and Atorvastatin (Pfizer's Sortis) Has Been the Main Casualty

The Imposition of Reference Pricing Has Dramatically Altered the German Statin Market, and Atorvastatin (Pfizer's Sortis) Has Been the Main Casualty

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c34894) has announced the addition of The Impact of German Reference Pricing of Statins: Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) March 29, 2006

Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c34894 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c34894)) has announced the addition of The Impact of German Reference Pricing of Statins: Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry to their offering.

Reference pricing--the practice of setting a maximum reimbursement price and then requiring patients to pay any excess if the manufacturer sets the retail price above the reference price--is the German government's main weapon in the war it has declared on "sham innovations" in the pharmaceutical market. Most countries that practice reference pricing limit it to drugs that are off patent, but Germany has recently extended this measure to several drug classes that include patent-protected medicines: proton pump inhibitors, sartans, triptans, antianemic agents, fluoroquinolones, heparins, macrolides, serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists, triazole antimycotics, and-most notably-statins. Ultimately, the German government aims to include 70-80% of prescription drugs in the reference pricing system. The only products safeguarded against this threat are drugs that are deemed to be innovative or that have demonstrable therapeutic superiority over existing therapies in their class. The government has also very recently announced plans to introduce more aggressive reference prices and to introduce daily cost of therapy limits for frequently prescribed drug classes. Other countries that practice reference pricing (e. g., Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain) will closely observe the expansion of reference pricing in Germany and could follow suit.

The imposition of reference pricing has dramatically altered the German statin market, and atorvastatin (Pfizer's Sortis) has been the main casualty. Pfizer has refused to cut the price of Sortis and has actively campaigned against the reference pricing of its drug, a strategy that has provoked widespread criticism. Other manufacturers affected by this policy have cut their prices to reference price levels. However, because these prices are still much higher than generics prices, the branded statins have lost ground to generic simvastatin products-a trend that began in 2003. Physicians have switched most patients who had been taking atorvastatin to simvastatin, but a wide-ranging survey conducted by Decision Resources found that a majority of general practitioners and internists still consider atorvastatin to be one of the best drugs in its class, and many would return patients to this drug if it were less expensive.

In this report, Decision Resources provides an overview of Germany's health care system, pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement environment, and cost-containment measures. It focuses particularly on reference pricing and how the expansion of this system to include patent-protected drugs has affected the statin market. Based on data from an online survey, the author analyzes the impact of the reference pricing of statins on physician and patient behaviour. The report concludes with a detailed assessment of the general outlook and implications for the pharmaceutical industry in Germany and the other major European pharmaceutical markets (i. e., France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom).

Contents Include:

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Overview of Dyslipidemia

Chapter 3 Organization and Funding of the German Health Care System

Chapter 4 Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement

Chapter 5 Reference Pricing

Chapter 6 Other Cost-Containment Measures

Chapter 7 Impact of Statin Reference Pricing on Physician Behavior

Chapter 8 Impact of Statin Reference Pricing on Patient Behavior

Chapter 9 Outlook and Implications

Tables and Figures

For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c34894 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c34894)
Source: Datamonitor

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Press@researchandmarkets. com

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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Monday, September 24, 2007

PACE Circuit Training Appoints Netherlands & European Distributor

PACE Circuit Training Appoints Netherlands & European Distributor

Hart for Her appointed as the Netherlands and European distributor for the PACE 30 minute hydraulic circuit training program. Women's circuit training clubs appear to be the next major fitness trend in Europe.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2006

Pro*Fit Enterprises, manufacturers of the PACE 30 Minute Circuit Training Program announced today the appointment of Hart for Her as it's distributor for the Netherlands.

Rande LaDue, President of Pro*Fit, has high expectations of Hart for Her in distributing his PACE circuit. "I've been working with Eduard Swagemakers from Hart for Her for over a year now. He has opened several Hart for Her women's franchise clubs and has established himself as being on the cutting edge of fitness in Europe ahead of the rest of the pack. It seems that the rest of the world follows the US fitness trends a few years later; women's circuit training clubs like the Curves for Women franchise have been the hottest trend in fitness in the US for the last several years. Curves is now expanding throughout Europe and the concept is just starting to catch on. Eduard's already established program has a jump on the competition."

Eduard Swagemakers, owner of Hart for Her, feels that his company and program are uniquely positioned to be leaders of this next major fitness trend. "We consider each of our franchises to be partnerships as opposed to the typical franchisor/franchisee relationship. Our long-term success depends upon the day to day success of our franchise partners. We pride ourselves on our communication and servicing of our customers. We are not in this business just to take people's franchise fees every month and never speak with them. Of course, offering PACE equipment, positions our clubs as having the finest hydraulic equipment in the industry. PACE is the original hydraulic exercise equipment in the world and has been known as the leader of hydraulic equipment market since the 1970's. I recently visited the PACE factory in Texas and was very impressed with the quality of the product and the integrity of the people. I am very proud to represent this product."

As the PACE distributor for the Netherlands and Europe, Mr. Swagemakers will be offering PACE to other facilities besides his franchise clubs. Over the years, PACE has been sold to thousands of facilities ranging from coed health clubs, women's clubs, men's clubs, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, corporate fitness centers and even professional sports teams. Eduard invites interested parties to visit his website at www. hartforher. nl.

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Healthy Vegetarian Diet Is On The Rise

Healthy Vegetarian Diet Is On The Rise

More and more people are switching to a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons, and many are turning to the internet for information. Virtual communities centered on vegetarianism have sprung up all over the internet.

(PRWEB) September 20, 2002

More and more people are switching to a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons, and many are turning to the internet for information. Virtual communities centered on vegetarianism have sprung up all over the internet. One such site is http://www. vegetarianstuff. com/ (http://www. vegetarianstuff. com/) where people from around the world can meet and discuss the issues involved with vegetarianism, share important nutritional information, and trade recipes.

Many people new to vegetarianism can learn things they may not have known from the more seasoned vegetarians online. For example, many don't know that gelatin is derived from animal hides, or that a common ingredient in cheese is rennet*, which is made from stomach lining.

Online support can also be valuable for people who face discrimination as a vegetarian. In day to day life a vegetarian may not have much contact with other vegetarians, which can be discouraging. The internet opens up a whole network of people who understand, who have been there, and who can help. The LiveJournal vegetarian community at http://www. livejournal. com/community/vegetarian/ (http://www. livejournal. com/community/vegetarian/) frequently welcomes young vegetarians and helps them cope with parents who don't accept their decision, grandmas who sneak meat into their food, and other frustrations that face a younger vegetarian. The community spans the spectrum from people on their second day of vegetarianism to those who have been strict vegans since birth.

As vegetarianism rises the change is reflected in the consumer world as well. Both Burger King and McDonals now offer veggie burgers in addition to their traditional meat fare. Shops specializing in vegetarian-friendly products have sprung up all over. Maryland-based Pangea (http://pangeaveg. com/ (http://pangeaveg. com/)) offers everything from eco-friendly soaps to official Doc Marten and Birkenstock footware specially made in "fake" leather. Internet based shops such as http://shop. opalcat. com/ (http://shop. opalcat. com/) offer whole sections of vegetarian, animal rights, and anti-fur designs alongside typical humorous shirts and geeky mugs.

If you check your supermarket, you will see cans of baked beans labelled "vegetarian" next to the pork-n-beans of yesteryear. You may see "lard-free" tortillas, "rennet-free" cheese, and an increase in shelf space devoted to soy and rice milks such as Silk, vegetarian imitation-meats and cold cuts of every type you can imagine from canadian bacon and ham to buffalo wings.

Look out! The vegetarians are coming!

*http://www. dictionary. com/search? q=rennet (http://www. dictionary. com/search? q=rennet)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Air Purifiers Can Provide Relief to Californians From Wildfire Smoke

Air Purifiers Can Provide Relief to Californians From Wildfire Smoke

The worst fires seen in recent history have affected Californians lives and breathing. These pollutants can vary in intensity from being a mild annoyance to an intolerable and dangerous condition for some individuals. Air Purifiers America will provide assistance.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 8, 2007

The worst fires seen in recent history have affected Californians lives and breathing. The wildfires have destroyed homes and lives, severely affected everyday life, polluting the air with a caustic mix of ash and smoke. These pollutants can vary in intensity from being a mild annoyance to an intolerable and dangerous condition for some individuals.

"It's important people get relief quickly from the smoke and odor sooner than later. Their everyday lives can be severely affected; their sleep will be disrupted and their overall health is at risk" said Warb Lee, Manager, Air Purifiers America. "A highly effective air purifier tested and designed for smoke and odor removal, will allow them to breathe easier, sleep better and maintain their health."

Air purifier usage should not be limited to just the home, offices should also be protected. Having the right sized air purifier in place is a key factor to effectively removing smoke and odor. Some air purifiers remove up to 99% of particles, while others can be as low as 30%. Also, a major factor for consideration is the effectiveness at distances other than just being beside the air purifier. A quality air purifier should not just be effective at a few feet from the unit, but be able to clean the entire room. Visit http://www. air-purifiers-america. com/ed_APA_test_results. asp (http://www. air-purifiers-america. com/ed_APA_test_results. asp) to see the testing results of various manufactures and models of air purifiers' effectiveness in removing airborne particles for different sized rooms.

Consumers should avoid ozone-emitting home air purifiers since the California Air Resources Board recently passed regulations banning these from sale in the state. According to the Board, studies suggest that the ozone emitted by some air purifiers causes health problems and can worsen conditions in individuals with breathing problems.

Air Purifiers America is offering any Californian affected by the smoke a 20% discount on any of their smoke removal air purifiers. "We have a qualified team of customer representatives available to help anyone unsure of the type and size of air purifier needed to remove smoke and odor from the home or office" said Lee. To understand more on which Air Purifiers provide the best relief, the appropriate sized air purifier, and the effectiveness of the different air purifiers, visit http://www. air-purifiers-america. com/ed_product_comp-smoke. asp (http://www. air-purifiers-america. com/ed_product_comp-smoke. asp)

About Air Purifiers America

Air Purifiers America performs and publishes detailed reviews, comparisons and recommendations on Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners. Testing Air Purifiers within different environments and room sizes to determine the true effectiveness for eliminating dust, pollen, smoke, mold and odor to provide cleaner air especially for allergy and asthma suffers.

Air Purifiers America is a division of Web Stores America, Inc located in Austin, Texas. For more information please visit http://www. air-purifiers-america. com (http://www. air-purifiers-america. com)

Media Contact:
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Cathy Rosebaugh Named Senior Outreach Chair Of Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Cathy Rosebaugh Named Senior Outreach Chair Of Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions, has been named Senior Outreach Chair for Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a non-profit animal rescue organization.

RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) March 9, 2006

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions, has been named Senior Outreach Chair for Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a non-profit animal rescue organization. In this position, Rosebaugh will schedule pet visitations to elderly and Alzheimer’s patients as a form of pet therapy. Studies have shown that animals have a calming effect on humans and benefit well being, especially with children and the elderly.

“I am pleased to be named Senior Outreach Chair of Second Chance Pet Adoptions,” said Rosebaugh. “These rescued animals will provide comfort and companionship for all seniors including those suffering with a serious disease that plagues a large number of the elderly.”

About Cathy Rosebaugh:

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate and a lifetime of interest in assisting the post-career generation. She has worked as Marketing Director with Highwoods Properties and Regency Development Associates and created Alterna to provide a comprehensive real estate resource exclusively for those 55 and better. Rosebaugh is President of the Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources (CHADER) and a member of the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle and Health Affairs Round Table (HART). She is also on the Board of Directors of Second Chance Pet Adoptions and an active member of the Central Cary Rotary. More information is available at 919-522-4297 or www. AlternaHS. com.

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc.:

Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc., is a non-profit animal rescue organization that has served homeless cats and dogs of Wake County North Carolina since 1989. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www. secondchancenc. org (http://www. secondchancenc. org).

Patty Briguglio

(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)

MMI Associates, Inc.

7406-H Chapel Hill Road

Raleigh, NC 27607

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Leading Sacramento City Unified School District Administrator Authors New Book To Help African American Parents Achieve Success With Public School Journey

Leading Sacramento City Unified School District Administrator Authors New Book To Help African American Parents Achieve Success With Public School Journey

Dr. Kevin L. Brown, a top Sacramento City Unified School District Administrator, has authored a new book to help African American parents support the education of their children. The African American Parent Guide To Public School Success – The Common Sense Approach To Helping Your Child, provides advice and practical tools to encourage academic success and prevent suspensions and expulsions.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2004

Dr. Kevin L. Brown, a top Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Administrator, has authored a new book to help African American parents support the education of their children. The African American Parent Guide To Public School Success – The Common Sense Approach To Helping Your Child, provides advice and practical tools to encourage academic success and prevent suspensions and expulsions. Dr. Brown, a veteran educator whose career spans over 18 years, and amongst several states throughout the nation, said that he developed the guide in response to the high rate of suspensions and expulsions of African American students, and their declining academic performance in California schools. “Because I love children, and believe that every child can succeed, I felt led to develop a holistic tool that would tie teacher, parent and child together.”

The book is described as “timely and invaluable for the success of our children’s education and their parents’ relationship to their education,” by Mrs. Tracee Lewis, a Sacramento City Unified School District Healthy Start Specialist. The book also gives step-by-step instructions on how to connect with your child’s teacher, advice to prevent your child from being suspended from school, and what to do should your child be suspended.

“Many parents are looking for ways to help their children because they themselves have not had role models, and they are afraid to ask for help. The African American Parent Guide gives parents simple, user friendly steps on how to be good parents and role models,” says Mrs. Harriet Young, Principal of Bear Flag Elementary School in the Sacramento City Unified School District. “Dr. Kevin L. Brown offers a realistic, perceptive and direct path for fulfillment in education.”

Brown, who has worked for the SCUSD since 1998, has two other books being released this spring, The African American Student Guide To Public School Success and The African American Guide To College and University Admission.

For more information regarding The African American Parent Guide To Public School Success – A Common Sense Approach To Helping Your Child, email Dr. Brown at KbrownYahoo@aol. com or call 916: 752-3165.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Beauty & Hair Announces the Addition of BeautiMark™ Paraben-Free Synthetic Hair Care Products for Sale at Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com

Beauty & Hair Announces the Addition of BeautiMark™ Paraben-Free Synthetic Hair Care Products for Sale at Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com

Beauty & Hair announces the addition of BeautiMark™ Paraben-Free Synthetic Hair Care products, specially designed for use on synthetic wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions for sale at Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 1, 2007

After thorough testing of the product line, Beauty & Hair chose to add BeautiMark™ Paraben-Free Synthetic Hair Care products for sale at Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com. BeautiMark™ Hair Care products are formulated free of toxic parabens and are uniquely structured to give the look and feel of human hair to synthetic hair products. Some recent scientific studies imply that care products containing parabens are linked to negative health effects, including endocrine system damage, allergic reactions and breast cancer.

"We are very excited to offer the BeautiMark™ line as their focus on bringing toxic free care products to the beauty industry is exactly what we have been looking for. Our philosophy has always been one of making a difference and bringing our customers the best this market has to offer. Most hair care products sold on the market today contain toxic parabens and come into contact with skin on the hands, face and scalp", states Carliz Teague, president and founder of Beauty & Hair. "As a precautionary measure to help protect our clients and their investment, we are introducing BeautiMark™ products for sale at Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com."

The BeautiMark™ Synthetic Hair Care Collection consists of Paraben-Free Shampoo, Leave-in Spray Conditioner, Style & Hold Hair Spray, Brilliant Shine and Shaping Crème.

To view the full line of BeautiMark™ Paraben-Free Synthetic Hair Care products, log on to http://www. wigs. com (http://www. wigs. com) or http://www. hairextensions. com (http://www. hairextensions. com).

About Us
Beauty & Hair (http://www. beautyandhair. com (http://www. beautyandhair. com)) houses several e-commerce websites including: Wigs. com, Hairpieces. com and HairExtensions. com. Based in Dallas, Texas, Beauty & Hair's websites are "the" premier online source for synthetic wigs and 100% human hair, hairpieces and hair extensions. Beauty & Hair thoroughly analyzes and evaluates all brands and only stocks products with the highest quality, integrity and ease of use. Beauty & Hair is committed to "do the shopping for you" through customer feedback, thorough product evaluation, quality controls, and licensed cosmetologists. Beauty & Hair ensures professional and informed expert assistance for a pampering on-line shopping experience. Orders for wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions and care products can be placed 24/7 on Wigs. com and HairExtensions. com or by calling our Wig Experts™ at 1-800-581-2001, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 6:00PM (CST).

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Endeavor Telecom Staff Again a Force at the Annual ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon as Part of Company Health Initiative

Endeavor Telecom Staff Again a Force at the Annual ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon as Part of Company Health Initiative

Sixteen Endeavor team members completed ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon as part of the corporate health initiative.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

Endeavor Telecom, The Telecom Truck Roll Company for carriers, service providers, VARs, and equipment manufacturers, is pleased to announce that 16 of its staff members completed the fourth annual ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday March 21st. The 2010 ING Georgia Marathon hosted 18,000 runners and over tens of thousands more total participants, utilizing its partnerships with several non-profit organizations and their fundraising activities to help promote the sport of running and attract new runners. The race's 26.2-mile and 13.1-mile courses began at Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown, took runners throughout downtown Atlanta, as well as several historic districts and scenic neighborhoods, and concluded by CNN Center.

Running in the ING marathon and half marathon has become a tradition for Endeavor as this is the second year in which the company has sponsored its staff by fronting their entry fees and providing custom made Endeavor running jerseys for each participant. Last year Justin R. McLain, Endeavor's CEO, issued a challenge to the staff whereby after 15 people signed up for the race he ran the full 26.2 mile marathon painted head-to-toe in Endeavor blue. McLain again ran the full marathon this year minus the paint, as it coincides with a corporate initiative dedicated to promoting healthier living to the staff. The bulletin board in Endeavor's staff common room currently displays many insightful facts regarding common health problems facing Americans along with a plethora of tips that can help prevent these issues and promote a long and healthier life.

Also on display, is a chart that shows the Endeavor team's weekly training mileage. During 16 weeks of training, the Endeavor team clocked in over 1,500 total miles. Also, several team members participated in a variety of local 5K and 10K fun runs while training for the marathon. Endeavor staffers Jennifer Baron, Melissa Blose, David Cardenas, David Carmichael, Craig Coogler, Allison Graham, Punit Gupta, Ernest Hatfield, Phillip Hargrove, Matt Howard, Jacki Kirsch, Eric Lindell, Andrew Schroer, Alex Sewell, and Spencer Smith all successfully trained for and completed the ING Half Marathon.

"Promoting an interest in staff health and physical activities like running has become an important part of our corporate culture; the ING has been the perfect local event to get the team motivated in this effort," says Justin R. McLain. "I also have to acknowledge the hard work of Jacki Kirsch, a member of our administrative services department, who not only completed the half marathon with 'Endeavor blue' hair once again this year, but also organized everything with the marathon team and kept us motivated. I'm very proud of the team and the positive health improvements I am seeing made by many in the company as we all make it a priority to pursue a healthier, happier lifestyle."

About Endeavor Telecom
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Endeavor is The Telecom Truck Roll Company for carriers, service providers, systems integrators, VARs, and equipment manufacturers. Endeavor's private label wholesale professional services include: Field Services, such as inside wiring & equipment installation; Order Fulfillment Logistics - equipment configuration, staging, testing, and shipping; and Tier I & II operations and technical support. Endeavor's field organization consists of more than 9,000 highly trained and certified technicians throughout North America, including all of the U. S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean. For additional information, please visit Endeavor Telecom on the web at: http://www. endeavortelecom. com/ (http://www. endeavortelecom. com/).

Endeavor Telecom Contact:
Pr (at) endeavortelecom (dot) com

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop to Address Anchor & Caduceus Society Luncheon

Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop to Address Anchor & Caduceus Society Luncheon

Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop will be addressing the Anchor & Caduceus Society annual luncheon to commemorate the 116th Anniversary of the founding of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The luncheon, scheduled for Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 in Rockville MD, is open to all persons interested in public health. Space is limited and reservations must be made by 30 December 2004 to guarantee seating. VADM Michael Cowan, MC, USN (Ret.), former Surgeon General of the Navy, will deliver the 13th Annual C. Everett Koop Honorary Lecture. Details are as follows.

(PRWEB) December 5, 2004

The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health is pleased to join with the Anchor and Caduceus Society and the DC Metro Branch of the Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association to present the annual luncheon commemorating the 116th Anniversary of the founding of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The luncheon, on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Rockville, MD from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. VADM Michael Cowan, MC, USN (Ret.), former Surgeon General of the Navy, will deliver the 13th Annual C. Everett Koop Honorary Lecture. Legendary U. S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop will offer opening remarks. Dr. Koop was Surgeon General and Commander of the PHS Commissioned Corps from 1981 to 1989 during the Reagan administration.

The luncheon is open to all persons interested in public health. Cost is $25 per person and reservations are being accepted by the Commissioned Officers Foundation. Checks may be made out to the Anchor and Caduceus Society or the Commissioned Officers Foundation and mailed to the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation, 8201 Corporate Drive – Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785. Credit card payments may also be used to secure a reservation by calling the Foundation at 301-731-9080. Space is limited and reservations must be made by 30 December 2004 to guarantee seating.

The PHS Commissioned Corps is a highly trained cadre of 6,000 uniformed officers who are experienced, mobile health professionals working in the eight agencies of the Public Health Service as well as other federal agencies that require their expertise.

Members of the Commissioned Corps serve wherever there is a need for their specialized skills. Officers are stationed in all 50 states, at more than 550 locations including remote Indian reservations and Federal prisons. Corps officers can be called to duty 24 hours a day and have responded on numerous occasions to public health emergencies. Hundreds of PHS officers were ordered to assist with hurricane relief operations in Florida in September, 2004 and PHS officers serve today alongside their Armed Services comrades in both Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.

The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation is non-profit charitable organization dedicated to advancing public health through education and activities supporting the mission of the PHS Commissioned Corps.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Good Vibrations' Pleasure-Ed Series Brings High Quality Erotic Education to the Classroom and the Bedroom

Good Vibrations' Pleasure-Ed Series Brings High Quality Erotic Education to the Classroom and the Bedroom

Good Vibrations, the legendary San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, is proud to announce the “Pleasure-Ed Series” from their sister company, Good Releasing.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2010

Good Vibrations, the legendary San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, is proud to announce the “Pleasure-Ed Series” from their sister company, Good Releasing.

Nominated for the 2010 AVN “Best New Video Production Company” Award, Good Vibrations’ sister company Good Releasing offers various lines of educational films featuring such topics as fellatio, cunnilingus, G-spot stimulation, and anal play.

Smart and sexy, the Pleasure-Ed Series doesn’t just describe how to have better sex, it shows it too. This continuing collection of explicit educational films includes a wide range of informational and instructional content to inspire and enhance one’s sex life.

In the Pleasure-Ed Series, Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, encourages the viewer to explore and enjoy their sexuality. Together with her expert friends and colleagues, she teaches techniques to help the viewer discover the endless possibilities of pleasure.

Jackie Strano, Good Vibrations’ Chief Operations Officer explains, “Good Releasing’s titles showcase authentic and hot adult entertainment full of lustful and unabashed sexualities, unapologetic desire, genuine pleasure, helpful information and screen burning chemistry.”

Full of chemistry and connection, Going Down: The Official Guide to Cunnilingus (PES 101) is the first title to be released. After identifying erotic anatomy, Dr. Carol Queen covers communication, issues and safer sex. She gives tips about getting into the act, illustrated with hot sex from professional performers and real-life couples. Viewers are encouraged to find their own sexual style and hear about others’ as community voices contribute to the cunnilingus conversation.

For over 30 years, Good Vibrations has provided in-depth, objective information on a broad range of sexual health issues. People turn to Good Vibrations to answer their most pressing and personal sexual health care questions. Through nationwide public education campaigns and personal assistance, Good Vibrations has supported and promoted the advancement of sexual health. Now with their hot new educational films, people can access important information in a way that is entertaining and hot.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MyTherapyNet. com Launches MyTherapyMatch

MyTherapyNet. com Launches MyTherapyMatch

MyTherapyNet. com, the leader in online therapy, has launched MyTherapyMatch. Giving millions of internet users the opportunity to find the psychologist that is right for their individual needs. MyTherapyMatch will connect you with a psychologist immediately online or schedule a future session with a therapist that can most help you.

Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2006

MyTherapyNet. com, the leader in online therapy, has launched MyTherapyMatch. Giving millions of internet users the opportunity to find the psychologist that is right for their individual needs. MyTherapyMatch will connect you with a psychologist immediately online or schedule a future session with a therapist that can most help you.

MyTherapyNet. com will match you with a therapist that most fits your criteria and lifestyle. A questionnaire is filled out and then used by MyTherapyNet. com to connect the client with the most appropriate counselor for their needs. “Getting to the root of a clients problem as quickly as possible is the best possible solution for everyone”, states MyTherapyNet. com’s CEO Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo, “and that will only be delayed if you start off with the wrong therapist or just picked one because of their close proximity to your home or office.”

Estimates are in 2005, over 40 million people searched online for information about mental health. Doctors also say that more than 1 in every 3 scheduled traditional face-to-face therapy sessions get cancelled or do not show up at all. Although reasons vary, many think it could be the stigma of going to a “shrink”, being seen by others, or just that the therapist was not a really good match for their needs. MyTheraptNet. com hopes to put an end to, or at least cut those numbers down by providing MyTherapyMatch as a solution for clients and therapists.

Therapists are thoroughly checked to be a part of the MyTherapyNet. com library. For more information about MyTherapyNet. com’s background check, go to http://www. mytherapynet. com/public/p_healthnews. asp (http://www. mytherapynet. com/public/p_healthnews. asp)

About MyTherapyNet. com

MyTherapyNet. com is the leader in both providing and training online therapy. Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo, PhD, the CEO of MyTherapyNet. com and the MyTherapyNet. com team have been successfully providing online therapy for over five years. Dr. Derrig-Palumbo is a published author – her book, Online Therapy, a Therapist’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice, was published in 2005 by W. W. Norton and is considered the leading guide of best practices for psychotherapists considering moving their practices online. The book is now being used by Radford University as the text book for their Online Therapy Course.

Media Contact:

Paul Grace

818-401-0301

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

HCG Diet Direct Releases Top 5 Reasons Buffalo is Approved for the HCG Diet Menu

HCG Diet Direct Releases Top 5 Reasons Buffalo is Approved for the HCG Diet Menu

HCG Diet Direct releases Top 5 Reasons buffalo is approved for the HCG diet menu.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) September 27, 2010

HCG Diet Direct (https://www. hcgdietdirect. com) releases a Top 5 reasons buffalo is approved for the HCG diet menu (http://www. hcgdietdirect. com/hcg-diet-news/hcg-diet-direct-buffalo. html). The strict limitations placed on which cuts of beef and chicken are allowed as "approved" on the HCG diet bring attention to the fact that buffalo is an approved protein with no limitations as to what cuts can be consumed. This leaves many dieters with questions regarding the healthy nature of buffalo meat in comparison to beef.

Top 5 Reasons Buffalo is Included in the HCG Diet Menu:

1. Many believe that buffalo tastes better than beef so it is a positive addition that adds flavor variety on the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD).

2. Buffalo is 70 to 90% lower in fat than beef.

3. Buffalo has an average of 50% less cholesterol than beef.

4. In comparison to beef, buffalo is higher in omega acids, protein, iron and amino acids.

5. Buffalo are much less likely to undergo Growth Hormone or antibiotic treatment than cows leaving dieters/consumers with a more natural protein source.

Dr. J. Ronald Willis of HCG Diet Direct said, "While buffalo is, most often, a more expensive purchase than chicken, beef or fish...it definitely provides HCG dieters (https://www. hcgdietdirect. com/buy-hcg-diet/) with one more option on the very limited food list. This is important especially because it can be exciting for them to try something new. And because this is such a healthy source of protein many find themselves incorporating it regularly post-diet."

Homeopathic HCG weight loss formula is a rapid weight loss diet that can be used to achieve drastic weight loss without invasive procedures. When dieters buy HCG they follow the included protocol. Oral HCG drops are taken three times daily and paired with a careful eating plan. There are no known HCG side effects. The results of the standard 26-30 day program can provide an average of 1 to 2 pounds of weight loss per day.

To get further information on HCG Diet Direct or the HCG Diet contact:

Contact: Dr. J. Ronald Willis
Company: HCG Diet Direct
Www. hcgdietdirect. com
Phone: 480-281-7594

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Favorites

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Favorites

Taste Tests Reveals Preferred Go-To Grilling Sauce

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2010

Men’s Health Magazine (http://blogs. menshealth. com/guy-gourmet/the-glory-of-the-grill-bottled-bbq-sauce-taste-test/2010/07/19/) recently dubbed Pork Barrel BBQ (http://www. porkbarrelbbq. com) the favorite among bottled barbecue sauces. Taste testers and sauce aficionados picked Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce over several other big name BBQ brands currently available on supermarket shelves.

After sorting through a selection of BBQ brands of best-selling sauces like Bullseye (http://brands. kraftfoods. com/bullseyebbq/), Sweet Baby Ray's (http://www. sweetbabyrays. com/), Annie’s Naturals Organic and Stone Levitation Ale BBQ, the sauce samplers at Men's Health blog selected Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.

The judges were split over a sweet or smoky flavored BBQ, ending in a tie between Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original Sauce for its smoky and “aromatic flavor” and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s (http://www. dinosaurbarbque. com/) Sensuous Slathering sweet sauce. Men's Health Magazine Guy Gourmet blogger Paul Kita wrote about Pork Barrel BBQ Original Sauce - "If you like your sauce smoky, go with Pork Barrel... This is your go-to flovor sidekick for chicken off the grill."

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

In less than one year since their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in 1,000 stores in 38 states. Preparations are underway for opening the first Pork Barrel BQ restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.

People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them at their local grocery stores, including Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market. To find stores near you that carry Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit the online store locator and interactive map at www. porkbarrelbbq. com/store-locations (http://www. porkbarrelbbq. com/store-locations).

"We are honored to be voted a favorite bottled BBQ sauce by Men’s Health Magazine blog taste testers,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. "Our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces are available at grocery stores nationwide, and we hope folks will continue to make our award winning sauces a part of their backyard BBQ's with family and friends."

" What kind of BBQ sauce a person likes is such an intensely personal decision," said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. "We are thrilled that Men's Health Magazine recognized our Original BBQ Sauce as a favorite of theirs and we hope every fan of BBQ will gie it a chance to become their favorite."

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

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

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Kidney Cancer Association Announces Grant

Kidney Cancer Association Announces Grant

Kidney Cancer Association grant to promote research by the American Foundation for Urologic Disease.

Evanston, IL (PRWEB) February 1, 2004

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) has made a $10-thousand contribution to fund research sponsored by the American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD). AFUD Manager of Corporate Development Jodi Miller welcomed the gift as, “Wonderful news!” AFUD’s goal is the prevention and cure of urologic disease through the expansion of research, education and patient advocacy.

“We are pleased to make the first of what we hope will be a series of contributions to AFUD directed at encouraging interest in kidney cancer research,” said Bill Bro, KCA Chief Executive Officer. “Our medical board has endorsed the direction of research funds to AFUD; because they’ve been at the forefront of urologic disease research for more than a quarter century,” he added.

In 2003, Bro was appointed a voting member of AFUDÂ’s Kidney Health Council, and the KCA and the Kidney Health Council are planning to collaborate on the publication of a new booklet about renal cancer. More information about AFUDÂ’s current research projects is available on the organizationÂ’s website: http://afud. org/research/scholars/current. asp (http://afud. org/research/scholars/current. asp).

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

CELEBRATE A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH WELLNESS GIFTS FROM SPABASICS

CELEBRATE A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH WELLNESS GIFTS FROM SPABASICS

SPAbasics® invites you to ease into the hectic holiday shopping season with products designed to pamper and renew both body and soul. From personal massagers to air purifiers, Santa’s bag is sure to be filled with these luxurious yet affordably-priced wellness gifts.

(PRWEB) September 26, 2003

CELEBRATE A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH WELLNESS GIFTS FROM SPABASICS

Special Holiday Incentives Include 15 Percent off Direct Purchases Made on Spa-basics. com and Free Shipping Until Dec.10, 2003

MONTEREY PARK, CA Septemper 25 2003-– SPAbasics® invites you to ease into the hectic holiday shopping season with products designed to pamper and renew both body and soul. From personal massagers to air purifiers, Santa’s bag is sure to be filled with these luxurious yet affordably-priced wellness gifts.

SPAbasics’ Soothing Shell™ sound relaxation system is the perfect gift to ease stress and soothe spirits by bringing the calming sounds of nature indoors. Within this attractive sea shell lays a powerful sound machine designed to calm restless sleepers and fussy infants. Offering eight different nature sounds, Soothing Shell’s stylish design complements any décor and comes in a choice of four colors: pearl white, metallic blue, metallic gray and gold. Special holiday price of $16.96 (#SM905).

For anyone looking for a relaxing atmosphere after a long day at the office or college campus, SPAbasics’ Groovy Black Lite Sound Machine™ knows how to set the mood right. Its unique Black Phantom nite lite creates a soft, moonlight glow to any room; creating a calming visual effect. Similar to the Soothing Shell, Sooth ‘N’ Glo™ features eight nature sounds to provide an ideal sleeping environment. Both products also include a timer with four settings and volume adjustment. Order now at www. spa-basics. com for just $33.96 (#SMBK925).

Breathe cleaner, fresher air wherever you go with SPAbasics’ personal PuriAir™ air purifier. Unhealthy airborne particles such as dust, cigarette smoke and pet fur are quickly repelled and neutralized through PuriAir’s unique Ionizer and Ozone filtration system. Once the air is cleansed, PuriAir diffuses aromabeads to fill the air with a pleasant scent to rejuvenate the spirit and surrounding environment. Available for the special price of $30.56 (#AS31), PuriAir’s compact design fits in the smallest of spaces, making it the ideal companion at home, in the office or even in hotel rooms.

Soothe away muscle pain, tension and stress with SPAbasic’s Masseur Touch™. This powerful personal massager has three vibrating balls to help ease the aches and pains of sore muscles, relieve the stress of a long day and stimulate circulation. Portable and lightweight, the Masseur Touch can be taken just about anywhere - it’s like having a personal masseuse at your beck and call. Special holiday price of $8.46 (#PM701).

Bring the exotic, healing scents of aromatherapy into the home or office with SPAbasics’ Gaia Aroma Spa™. Four natural scents engage the body and mind for total relaxation, stress relief and invigoration. Jasmine awakens passion for that positive and confident feeling; vanilla eases tension, anger and frustration to provide a sense of calm and comfort; the relaxing elements in seaweed act as a natural sleep aid; while the sweet fragrance of rose uplifts and enhances well-being. Affordably-priced at just $25.46 (#AS20), the Gaia Aroma Spa is available in five attractive colors: winter white, golden sand, smoky gray, deep ocean blue and forest green.

Stock Up on Great Gifts Now with Free Shipping

From now until December 10, 2003, SPAbasics is offering 15 percent off retail prices and free shipping on wellness products and accessories. To order direct, please visit www. spa-basics. com or call 1-888-353-1628.

About SPAbasics

A division of Doncorp Industries Ltd, SPAbasics makes life more enjoyable and comfortable by bringing the luxurious amenities of an expensive spa closer to home. The companyÂ’s collection of home spa and personal care products range from foot massagers to amoratherapy diffusers to soothing sound relaxation systems and are found in the nationÂ’s leading catalog retailers including Seventh Avenue, One Step Ahead and Dr. LeonardÂ’s. For more information or to order direct please visit the company website at www. spa-basics. com or call 1-888-353-1628.

Founded in 1970, Doncorp Industries Ltd. quickly evolved from a maker of radios and clocks to become a leading supplier of spa accessories and innovative neon products. Doncorp. Industries Ltd. can be found at www. doncorpusa. com or call 1-888-385-1628.

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Exciting news for mothers everywhere! Moms have a new voice in digital media. Their own!

Exciting news for mothers everywhere! Moms have a new voice in digital media. Their own!

Real Time Moms launches 60-Second Vignettes for Television, Radio & Internet Broadcasting. Major sponsors join the digital media evolution for moms sponsoring digital video, mp3 downloads and LIVE Digital Media Experiential Events.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 1, 2005

Exciting news for mothers everywhere! Moms have a new voice in digital media. Their own!

This Fall Real Time Moms, the first digital media offering “for moms by moms” launched sixty-second news-style vignettes for moms on television and on the Internet.

Real Time Moms is a multi-platform “edutainment” initiative created “by moms for moms.” Real Time Moms produces the only short-format digital media (video, mp3, and podcasts) for moms on television and on the Internet.

The first viewer-driven content of its kind, Real Time Moms was developed to attract, educate and appeal to moms, the most powerful consumer group in the world. Covering topics on health/fitness, family activities, entertainment, safety, travel, time management, current events and much, much more, Real Time Moms is an “edible” resource in that it serves up easily digestible practical information created specifically for moms.

The Real Time Moms vignettes speak to the needs of moms by providing them with actionable tips and encouragement to enjoy their lives with vitality. The segments cover a wide variety of topics including: mom-related issues such as taking the time to nurture yourself; Health topics such as coping with ADHD, anxiety and other challenges of familyhood; and family life topics such as making time for romance, setting limits, stopping tantrums before they start, safe teen driving, and raising happier children.

Dr. Lynne Kenney Markan, psychologist and local television personality in Phoenix hosts the informative segments. For 15 years Dr. Markan has listened closely to moms express their challenges, need and interests.

Dr. Markan has learned that moms want to be educated, empowered and inspired. Moms want information that helps them parent better, feel energized and live more fully. Moms want to be respected for the important roles they play in society. Mothers know they are the largest consumer segment in the world. They possess billions of dollars of spending power. They are eager to be heard.

Mothers love watching Dr. MarkanÂ’s fun and informative segments because as a mother of two young daughters herself, she celebrates momhood with humor, energy and wisdom. Dr. Markan has been there and she knows that real moms are the real experts.

Anchors Dr. Alexandra Brousseau, Quita Jackson and Linda Levin bring multi-lingual and multi-cultural perspectives to Real Time Moms speaking to a diverse population of moms with care and understanding.

Major sponsors join the digital media evolution by presenting vignettes on line, off line and at LIVE Digital Media Experiential Events. Auto manufacturers explore providing "MomMade" digital audio in their cars and satellite radio considers MoDMoms (Media on Demand Moms) as a viable target audience.

As an interactive platform, Real Time Moms wants to hear from real moms about real life in real time! Mothers can let their voices be heard by contributing digital video and audio clips on the www. realtimemoms. com website. Finally, digital media for moms by moms.

To ask your local television station or favorite website to air Real Time Moms contact producers at 1-800-701-0020 or visit www. realtimemoms. com.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Hertsholistichealth. co. uk - Hertfordshire and London Psychotherapy, Aromatherapy and Psychotherapists

Hertsholistichealth. co. uk - Hertfordshire and London Psychotherapy, Aromatherapy and Psychotherapists

Hertsholistichealth. co. uk hits the headlines in this news release today, and on most international search engines, after obtaining some of the most coveted spots on the largest and most popular household name internet sites.

(PRWEB) September 4, 2005

www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk hit the headlines in this news release today, and on most international search engines, after obtaining some of the most coveted spots on the largest and most popular household name Internet sites.

Aspiring to become a leader in the psychotherapy, aromatherapy and psychotherapists UK market, they suddenly command, thanks to this news release, a much higher visibility and exposure threshold, directly through the search engines.

The website itself; www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk, a highly innovative and quality presentation, now has a high profile image on the World Wide Web to match its online service/product offerings.

Global players including www. yahoo. com (the leading Yahoo worldwide search engine), www. google. com/news (http://www. google. com/news) and www. ask. com found themselves with the site ranked on their first page result listings directly through this news release for a whole series of specific phrases, with each entry being specific to consumers in their market.

Pushing away their competitors, www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk now commands a higher profile across the UK, and can be found from St Albans and Watford to Kings Langley and London.

With its increased online image, www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk welcomes all of its new consumers to its website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With an increasingly progressive and stylish site the following pages are now instantly viewable:

Http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/php/serviceResults. php? servicemode=category&selectlabel=therapy&category_id=1 (http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/php/serviceResults. php? servicemode=category&selectlabel=therapy&category_id=1) - For a full list of the therapies, treatments and services offered.

Http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/conditions/all-conditions. php (http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/conditions/all-conditions. php) - For a list of some of the conditions and issues treated.

Http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/rch-root-cause-healing-therapist. php (http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/rch-root-cause-healing-therapist. php) - To see details of a leading edge therapy designed to get to the heart of, and facilitate the resolution / healing of your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issue.

Http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/php/serviceCategories. php - (http://www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk/services/php/serviceCategories. php -) To see a set of well-being categories to help you find what you are looking for – to include indulgence, talk therapies, body work etc.

For further information on what www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk has to offer please visit www. hertsholistichealth. co. uk 24 hours a day.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

HRmarketer. com Helps QHR Software Expand its Marketing, Media Outreach Campaigns

HRmarketer. com Helps QHR Software Expand its Marketing, Media Outreach Campaigns

Online marketing and PR service helps part-time marketing manager achieve full time results.

Capitola, Cal. (PRWEB) December 12, 2007

While shifting to a part-time schedule, Cindy Danielson wondered how she would accomplish the tasks of her job as marketing manager for QHR Software. But HRmarketer’s media relations (http://www. hrmarketer. com/home/download_case. htm) and online

Visibility services helped the technology company to both expand its visibility and explore new sales opportunities.

The chief goals of QHR Software—an integrated HRMS/HRIS software solution provider—were to raise awareness of the QHR brand and its flagship Quadrant HR software, which is widely used by Canadian and U. S. healthcare organizations.

Danielson returned from maternity leave to a reduced part-time work schedule, challenging her to still accomplish all the tasks required of her job, but in less time. She quickly recognized that HRmarketer’s Direct2Net newswire service and media contacts database could help her expand QHR’s audience and better educate their target market.

"Before HRmarketer, I did the legwork and researched our marketing opportunities (http://www. hrmarketer. com/home/download_case. htm) online for trade shows, buyer guides and potential PR opportunities," said Danielson. "Although this helped promote our corporate success to the financial and business community, it did little to reach our target audience of HR professionals."

Using the media outlets database, Danielson customized distribution lists of journalists for press releases. And QHR Software was able to expand its press release distribution (http://www. hrmarketer. com/home/download_case. htm) beyond journalists. Frustrated by newswire charges of up to $600 apiece, Danielson discovered that HRmarketer’s Direct2Net service was only a fraction of the cost. As a result of promoting case studies via Direct2Net, QHR Software had a case study featured in the trade publication Canadian HR Reporter.

In addition, the company began to appear on Google and other key search engines, increasing QHR’s search engine optimization (SEO)—which meant more potential customers learning of their products and visiting their website for more details. Better yet, HRmarketer’s tools and resources increased the company’s HR visibility without adding another marketing staff person.

Danielson said that HRmarketer continues to save her several hours of work per week, equating to thousands of dollars per year. The time saved is far more valuable, she noted; not only is she able to perform her job duties at a reduced work schedule, but she can explore new opportunities that even a full-time schedule didn’t allow.

Read this and other HRmarketer. com success stories by visiting http://www. hrmarketer. com/home/download_case. htm (http://www. hrmarketer. com/home/download_case. htm)

About QHR Software
QHR Software Inc. (www. QHRsoftware. com) has been in business since 1997 and is owned by QHR Technologies, headquartered in British Columbia, Canada. The company develops, implements and supports Quadrant HR, an integrated HRMS/HRIS software solution. Quadrant HR is a software solution integrating best practices for Human Resources, Staff Scheduling and Payroll into a single system. Quadrant HR is designed to improve employee processes from "hire to retire" for simple to complex workplaces.

About HRmarketer. com
HRmarketer. com (www. HRmarketer. com) is a service of Fisher Vista LLC, a marketing and information services firm focusing exclusively on the human capital industry. Through its public relations and online visibility services, the company serves hundreds of human resource and employee benefit service providers, helping them generate publicity, website traffic, sales leads and improved SEO.

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

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform is Named Finalist for “Best of Connections 2010” by DevConnections

AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform is Named Finalist for “Best of Connections 2010” by DevConnections

The award, presented at DevConnections 2010 in November, honors the industry’s most innovative SharePoint software solution

Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) November 3, 2010

AvePoint, the world’s largest provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, today announced that its flagship solution – the DocAve Software Platform – was named as a Finalist in the Best of Connections 2010 awards program in the “Best SharePoint Product” category by Penton Media’s DevConnections, which recognizes the industry’s most innovative and effective SharePoint solution of the year.

“We are very excited to be named a finalist for the ‘Best SharePoint Product’ award at this year’s DevConnections 2010 Conference”, said Tony Lanni, AvePoint’s Chief Evangelist. “We at AvePoint are committed to delivering cutting-edge, innovative solutions that will empower organizations to robustly protect, efficiently manage, and fully optimize their SharePoint deployments. Being recognized as a Best of Connections 2010 finalist not only reinforces our customers’ testimonials, but also drives us to continue providing best-in-class SharePoint solutions that are both scalable and reliable.”

The Best of Connections awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The finalists were chosen from more than 80 nominated products in six categories. Finalists will be interviewed at the DevConnections 2010 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 2-3 to determine the winners in each category. The winners will be announced live from the DevConnections 2010 exhibitor’s floor at 2 p. m. on Thursday, November 4.

“Whether they solve a very specific problem or address a range of needs for developers and IT professionals working with Microsoft products, the finalists represent some of the best solutions in the business, offering value, innovation, and strategic importance to the market”, said Amy Eisenberg, Executive Editor of Windows IT Pro and DevProConnections. “Choosing winners from this group will be a challenge. But we look forward to digging into the details of each finalist’s product at the show.”

AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform offers more than 25 independently deployable modules, all piloted via a unified, browser-based interface and built upon a fully distributed architecture, to deliver the software solutions organizations need to fully realize the platform’s business benefits.
 Administration – DocAve enables organizations to unify the management of all SharePoint permissions, users, objects, and content from a single interface for multiple SharePoint environments and instances.  Storage Optimization – DocAve enables organizations to keep their SQL Server resources optimized with intelligent archiving, automated content lifecycle management, real-time binary large object (BLOB) offloading via the EBS/RBS providers, and migration-free SharePoint connectivity to network and file-share content.  Reporting & Monitoring – DocAve arms administrators with a fully customizable dashboard to monitor and access all mission-critical analytics regarding SharePoint infrastructure, health, and activity.  Replication & Integration – DocAve enables real-time one-way, two-way, and one-to-many synchronization of SharePoint content and configurations, within or across farms, so all end-users have access to the most up-to-date information.  Data Protection – DocAve delivers comprehensive SharePoint data protection, with support for granular, item level through platform level backup, and swift, full-fidelity recovery of SharePoint content and architecture.  Regulatory Compliance – DocAve delivers the comprehensive auditing, flexible reporting, and automated life-cycle management tools organizations require to meet all regulatory obligations and best practice protocols, in addition to enabling and supporting a culture of proactive compliance for SharePoint deployments.  Migration – DocAve ensures that companies using prior versions of SharePoint (including Windows SharePoint Services v2 and v3, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007), or a variety of legacy platforms, including Lotus Notes and EMC Documentum, can perform a secure and lossless migration to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. For more information on how the DocAve Software Platform can help you better protect, manage, integrate, optimize, and scale your SharePoint environment, stop by AvePoint’s booth – #327 – on the exhibitor’s floor at DevConnections for product demonstrations and literature.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and software innovator headquartered in the United States. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world’s largest provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Propelled by the world’s largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint is the premier provider for EPG, SMB, Mid-Market and Government organizations demanding the most powerful and flexible infrastructure management solutions for their SharePoint environments and assets. AvePoint’s award-winning DocAve Software Platform is recognized as the industry standard for comprehensive and scalable SharePoint backup and recovery, administration, replication, migration, archiving, deployment management, reporting, storage optimization, and content lifecycle management.

AvePoint is headquartered and maintains its principle engineering center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned sales and engineering centers in the USA - San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D. C., Houston, Boston; Melbourne, Australia; London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and China - Beijing, Changchun, Dalian. AvePoint’s global team, fortified by an expansive network of certified partners, helps more than 6,000 enterprise customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – to protect, manage, optimize, and integrate their mission-critical SharePoint environments. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA provider.

AvePoint Media Contact:

Christopher Musico – Business Content Editor
AvePoint
Tel: 201-793-1111
Email: Christopher. Musico(at)AvePoint(dot)com
Http://www. avepoint. com

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Eight great strategies for better in-house recruiting

Eight great strategies for better in-house recruiting

If youÂ’re sales-, promotion and customer service-oriented, and know the nuances of your industry and company, you might make a great in-house recruiter. According to recruiting experts, recruiting is an active (not a passive) profession, requiring not only marketing and people skills, but also a genuine desire to understand the needs of each hiring manager and each job opening. Find out what strategies help propel in-house recruiters to success.

Marysville, WA (PRWEB) April 16, 2004

Unlike the majority of human resources functions, which are detail - and regulations-oriented, recruiting is a creative process. Recruiting is for you, if you like promoting your employer, creating awareness and nurturing the talent you attract.

Creativity and commitment are foundations of your internal recruiting success, says Frank Heasley, PhD, president and CEO of MedZilla. com, a leading Internet recruitment and professional community that serves biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and science. “If you care about recruiting the way a marketing professionals cares about making a sale or promoting an image and strive to learn every aspect of what makes employees in specific positions successful, you’ll market, rather than shuffle papers—you’ll attract and bring in the cream of the crop, rather than candidates who know how to navigate applicant tracking systems. Successful recruiting is not passive profession; it’s active and constantly evolving.”

These strategies, according to recruiting experts, will help you get the most out of your role as an internal recruiter:

Think like a marketing professional. Learn the fundamentals of image building, campaign promotions, advertising and copywriting; so that you promote the image you want to attract the people you need. Lose any arrogance toward people looking for jobs and make your application process user-friendly.

Care enough to learn Â… a lot. Recruiting, according to Dr. Heasley, is not an interchangeable role from one industry to another, especially when it comes to the pharmaceutical, biotech, research and healthcare industries. Know the language your hiring managers would use in an interview and understand how it relates to particular positions. You have to know what things mean in order to design screening questions, as well as talk with candidates; if you donÂ’t, youÂ’ll miss out of qualified candidates.

Use all the means available to get the right people for the job. It might seem easy to rely on running newspaper ads, and then sit back and wait for your responses, but to find the best candidates requires a proactive approach. Use everything you can, including networking, newspaper, job boards, and job fairs—even a third-party recruiter if the position is particularly difficult to find candidates for, according to Dr. Heasley, who worked for years as a recruiter before launching Medzilla.

Talk to people (and don’t rely on technology to do your thinking for you). It sounds so basic, but picking up the phone or personally meeting and talking to potential candidates, hiring managers and others who are integral to your success as a recruiter is essential. Remember, networking is generally what lands the best employees. “It's tempting to try and substitute your applicant tracking system as a replacement for thought. You can't depend on a computer with canned set of questions to screen candidates, because all you're going to get back is a canned set of answers.” Dr. Heasley says. “No one can design questions adequately enough for a computer to do that for you, so the results are not going to be what you expect; even worse, the more questions your screening system asks, the fewer people are going to complete the process.”

According to Dr. Heasley, you should conduct your search to come up with a good batch of resumes; then, call those people on the phone and actually talk with them.

Give the internal referral program the respect it deserves as a source of candidates; however, avoid becoming too bogged down by the “internal referral program.” H. Martin de'Campo, of Humanatek, Inc., a company which provides outsourced human capital solutions (www. humantek. com), says that while internal referral programs are a great source of candidates, they can—by their structure—bog down the recruiting process.

It’s not a good thing, he says, if you’re internal referral program requires that all internal referrals are interviewed as a courtesy. Interviews take time and energy that you don’t have—especially if you know just by looking at someone’s resume that that person is not right for the job. You might also fall into the trap that you handle internal recruiters with preferential treatment. That can be a legal problem, according to de-Campo. The solution: treat everyone equally and do you documentation. Don’t let the interview process become less scrutinizing just because a referral is a friend of your employee’s, and don’t let internal referrals keep you from catering to someone from the outside who is a real “catch.”

Hire great employees; not great candidates. You might be enamored with a candidate because that person seems to know all the buzz words and understands just what to say and what youÂ’re looking for. Watch for those, de-Campo warns, who are excellent candidates because theyÂ’ve been through the rigors of interviewing, but are not necessarily great employees. Use assessments and other tools to look behind the fluff.

Start recruiting before you get the requisition. Ron Selewach, founder and president of Human Resource Management Center (HRMC), at www. hrmc. com, says recruiters tend to be reactionary instead of proactive, waiting until they get requisitions to begin the recruiting process.

Concentrate on customer service. Recruiting is a strategic process. Your goal should be to keep good prospects interested in the company until an appropriate opening occurs. DonÂ’t forget to offer "customer service" to all those candidates who apply but no positions are available. Finally, following up with recent hires to determine how they're doing and tap them as a source of referrals to other candidates, Selewach says.

“The best recruiters seem to have a deep understanding of their industries and a knack for communicating and selling,” says Michele Groutage, Medzilla’s director of marketing. “While tied to the HR function, recruiting is a very different animal and should be treated as so.”

About MedZilla. com

Established in mid 1994, MedZilla is the original web site to serve career and hiring needs for professionals and employers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, science and healthcare. MedZilla databases contain about 10,000 open positions, 13,000 resumes from candidates actively seeking new positions and 71,000 archived resumes.

Medzilla® is a Registered Trademark owned by Medzilla Inc. Copyright ©2004, MedZilla, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce and distribute this text in its entirety, and if electronically, with a link to the URL www. medzilla. com. For permission to quote from or reproduce any portion of this message, please contact Michele Groutage, Director of Marketing and Development, MedZilla, Inc. Email: mgroutage@medzilla. com.