Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Campus Features Unique Program

New Campus Features Unique Program

Expanding its already comprehensive educational offerings, Coleman College announces the opening of its new campus and the implementation of its new Bioinformatics Technician program.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2006

Expanding its already comprehensive educational offerings, Coleman College announces the opening of its new campus and the implementation of its new Bioinformatics Technician program.

The new San Diego campus is centrally located between freeways 163, 52, 15 and 8, making it convenient for students across the San Diego area to attend classes. The campus, located at 8888 Balboa Avenue, is within walking distance of today’s most successful high-tech companies.

“This new location is not only convenient for our students, but it is in the heart of the high-tech community that hires our graduates,” said Paul Panesar, President of Coleman College. “This location is advantageous to both our alumni and our students. Students will be visible to their future employers, and alumni working at nearby companies can continue their education.”

Coleman’s San Diego campus is much larger than its previous 56,000-square-foot location. This new campus location encompasses an 82,000-square-foot facility that allows students to train on some of the most advanced equipment available in the industry.

“Coleman is not only expanding the campus size, but diversifying in our course offerings as well,” Panesar said.

Beginning March 18, Coleman will be offering the Bioinformatics Technician certificate program. This is a 35-week, full-time day program or a 70-week, part-time night program. It offers students the unique skill sets needed in the biotechnology industry. Students will learn to use and develop tools to find and analyze genes that are important in human health.

Graduates from this program may work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science companies, as well as academic research institutes. They will have the knowledge to work closely with scientists to mine the human genome, identifying the causes of potential treatments for human diseases, as well as studying how and when genes are expressed. Graduates will also be able to build databases and web interfaces to contribute to the understanding of the human genome.

This program is a welcome addition to Coleman’s list of program offerings that the San Diego Tribune has voted #1 Business/Vocational School in San Diego for four consecutive years. The School offers programs in Information Technology, Computer Networks, Computer Information Systems, Computer Graphic Design, and Business and Technology Management.

About Coleman College

Founded in 1963, Coleman College has maintained its leadership by successfully educating thousands of graduates in the technology industry. Coleman's academic offerings have continually evolved to address changes in technology and meet the needs of employers. With two convenient campus locations: San Diego and San Marcos, Coleman is able to provide quality Associate, Bachelor’s and Mater’s Degree programs to its students. Career services are available, as well as financial aid for those who qualify.

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AthletiCo Physical Therapy Holds 5th Annual Shoe Drive to Support Share Your Soles

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Holds 5th Annual Shoe Drive to Support Share Your Soles

Shoe drive to run from October 4 to 16 at all AthletiCo facilities

Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) September 17, 2010

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy], an Illinois and Milwaukee-based provider of rehabilitation services, will be holding its 5th Annual Shoe Drive during the weeks before and after the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. From Monday, October 4 through Saturday, October 16, every AthletiCo facility will have a designated donation bin to collect new and used shoes. The shoes will be donated to Share Your Soles], a local non-profit organization that distributes shoes to impoverished and underprivileged communities in the United States and around the world.

Share Your Soles recognizes the importance of maintaining the dignity and self-respect of the individuals receiving these shoes. To the recipients, these shoes symbolize more than just a piece of footwear; they serve as a mode of transportation (as cars and bikes are not readily available) as well as a form of health insurance (because they prevent bare feet from exposure to diseases). Share Your Soles accepts all shoes but is especially in need of children’s shoes, including cleats and other sport-specific shoes. Shoes that are lightly worn and clean are preferred.

“We might begin with shoes, but it doesn’t end there. When you can make a small difference in a child’s life by providing a simple basic necessity such as a gently worn pair of shoes, you have made a difference in a profound way,” says Mona Purdy, founder and executive director of Share Your Soles. “It’s the collaboration of many dedicated people, such as those at AthletiCo, that keep our mission of providing these acts of kindness possible.”

AthletiCo is the official provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and has provided physical therapy, massage therapy, and athletic training coverage to organizations such as XXX Racing, Chicago Endurance Sports, CAPRI events, and Team in Training, as well as numerous Chicagoland endurance events. AthletiCo has endurance specialists at each of its over 50 facilities including runners, cyclists, and triathletes with advanced knowledge to treat the needs of endurance athletes regardless of competitive level and interest.

For more information on AthletiCo’s Shoe Drive or to find a location nearest you, please call 630.575.6200 or visit http://www. athletico. com.

Since 1991, AthletiCo has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in Chicagoland and Central Illinois. AthletiCo’s first Wisconsin location opened in Milwaukee in December 2009.

AthletiCo provides orthopedic rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women’s health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training/sports medicine. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.

AthletiCo accepts all indemnity, PPO, POS, and WC plans including BC/BS, Humana, Medicare, Aetna (PPO/HMO), PHCS, UHC (PPO. HMO) and many others. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage.

AthletiCo Toll-Free Injury Hotline 877-ATHLETICO (1-877-284-5384)    
Http://www. athletico. com

Leah Cybulski / Marketing Manager
630-575-6267 / lcybulski(at)athletico(dot)com


Defusing a "Time Bomb": Heart Attack Risk Detection Technology Developed at University of Houston

Defusing a "Time Bomb": Heart Attack Risk Detection Technology Developed at University of Houston

For the first time, this new imaging technology will provide doctors with the ability to detect “inflamed plaque”. Its early detection is essential in the practice of cardiology in order to reduce the number of fatalities occurring every year due to unpredicted heart attacks.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2006

A breakthrough in computational medicine is helping one University of Houston professor pave the way to uncover a ticking “time-bomb” in the heart.

Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, an associate professor of computer science at UH and director of the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory (CBL), and doctoral student Sean O’Malley are collaborating with Dr. Morteza Naghavi and other leading cardiologists from the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA) in this research effort. With cardiovascular disease accounting for twice as many deaths as all cancers in the United States, this group has developed computer technology to alert physicians to heart attack risk.

“This ‘time-bomb’ is called ‘vulnerable plaque,’ and the unaware, healthy-looking person with the ‘bomb’ in his or her heart is the ‘vulnerable patient,’” Kakadiaris said. “These ‘vulnerable patients’ bear a very high risk of having a heart attack in the next 12 months.”

To support this effort to defuse these “time bombs,” Kakadiaris has been awarded a three-year, $566,350 grant from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

“This is exactly the outcome we had hoped to foster when we funded this project,” said James C. French, NSF program director whose support was instrumental for the project to come this far. “The Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics program at NSF seeks to fund core computer science research in a domain context that has the potential for high impact in science and engineering domains. Kakadiaris’ expertise in computer vision to aid in the identification of vulnerable patients has the potential for broad impact in health care. I am delighted to see that his group is achieving that potential.”

The method developed by the CBL takes advantage of the tendency for vasa vasorum – the small arteries distributed around the walls of blood vessels – to proliferate around areas of inflammation in human blood vessels. Using ultrasound inside blood vessels, known as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), along with micro - and nano-sized contrast agents, Kakadiaris’ lab has developed a new software tool that can generate cross-sectional images of a patient’s arteries, highlighting areas with dense vasa vasorum and potential inflammation. For the first time, this new imaging technology will provide doctors with the ability to detect “inflamed plaque” that represents regions of blood vessels prone to future rupture and sudden blockage. Its early detection is essential in the practice of cardiology in order to reduce the number of fatalities occurring every year due to unpredicted heart attacks.

“The case of former President Clinton, who last year unexpectedly experienced a heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery, demonstrates that even a former president with access to the best available medical care can have undiagnosed heart disease,” Kakadiaris said. “Clinton himself blamed ‘insufficient vigilance’ and stressed the importance of repeated testing as a means of heart disease prevention.”

Supporting this line of thinking – now called the “Clinton Syndrome” – AEHA’s mission is to identify “vulnerable patients” by advancing the science and practice of heart attack prevention, detection and treatment. Additionally, a non-profit initiative sponsored by AEHA, Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE), presents a practice guideline for doctors to implement public screening of at-risk populations, calling for men 45 and older and women 55 and older to undergo a comprehensive vascular health assessment.

“Recent discoveries and major advances in diagnostic and therapeutic areas have set the stage for translating new science, such as Kakadiaris’ work, into a new practice of preventive cardiology,” said Naghavi, president of AEHA. “While further studies are warranted, we are making steady progress toward eradicating heart attack. Considering the large amounts of data the SHAPE program will produce, there is an urgent need for computational tools to assist in screening for the conditions that underlie sudden cardiac events.”

Kakadiaris’ lab is part of the Ultimate IVUS Collaborative Project at UH, along with a number of other physicians and scientists. Also involved in these clinical and preclinical studies are Drs. Manolis Vavuranakis and Christodoulos Stefanadis from the University of Athens Medical School, Drs. Stephane Carlier and Roxana Mehran from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center, Erling Falk from Aarhus University in Denmark, Dr. Craig Hartley from Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, and Ralph Metcalfe, mechanical engineering professor in UH’s Cullen College of Engineering.

“Americans suffer approximately 1.5 million heart attacks annually and about half of them prove fatal,” Kakadiaris said. “Despite a host of new public health initiatives targeting heart disease and its aggravating factors, such as diabetes, inadequate physical activity and obesity, sudden cardiac death is a major concern with the majority of deaths occurring in apparently healthy people.”

SOURCE: Kakadiaris 713-743-1255; ioannisk@uh. edu

Web page: http://www. cbl. uh. edu/~ioannisk/ (http://www. cbl. uh. edu/~ioannisk/)

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack

Originating in the Texas Medical Center, AEHA is a non-profit organization that promotes education and research related to mechanism, prevention, detection and treatment of heart attacks. The organization is committed to raising public awareness about recent discoveries that revealed arteriosclerosis as an inflammatory disease, opening new avenues in preventing heart attacks, such as vaccination strategies. AEHA’s mission is to eradicate heart attacks.

To view a multimedia demonstration of vasa vasorum imaging from Kakadiaris’ lab, visit http://www. cbl. uh. edu/CARDIA/gallery/demos. html (http://www. cbl. uh. edu/CARDIA/gallery/demos. html).

For more information about UH, visit the university’s Newsroom at www. uh. edu/newsroom (http://www. uh. edu/newsroom).

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tips for Football Fans on Healthy Cheering

Tips for Football Fans on Healthy Cheering

Vocal Innovations offers a set of useful cheering tips for football fans to help them prepare their voices for the “Big Game” in Detroit.

Pittsburgh, PA, (PRWEB) January 31, 2006

An international vocal training and rehabilitation company recently released a set of useful cheering tips for football fans, in order to help them prepare their voices for the “Big Game” in Detroit.

Each year thousands of Americans experience voice problems from cheering on their favorite football teams. With a high-profile event like next week’s game approaching, and with winter weather here, it’s a safe bet that many fans will suffer from raspy or even absent voices at the water cooler following the big game. Whether you are one of the lucky few to attend the game in person, or one of the approximate one billion who will watch it on TV or listen to it on the radio, your voice plays an important role in expressing your feelings. Therefore, it is imperative to remember not to neglect your vocal health. Vocal injuries don’t just affect sports fans on the weekends, but also cost businesses world-wide millions of dollars annually in lost time and productivity.

“Just as the body is the athlete’s instrument; the voice box is the speaker’s instrument,” said Dr. Kim Steinhauer, CEO of Vocal Innovations, a vocal training and software company in Pittsburgh. “The serious side to cheering is that, done incorrectly, the resulting hoarseness could last a lifetime. To prevent a serious vocal injury that could sideline you to the bench, be sure to hydrate, exercise and rest your voice.”

Vocal Innovations recommends that all fans remember the following three things to help maintain their vocal health:

1. Hydrate - drink plenty of liquids, 6 eight ounce glasses of water per day are recommended; cold, dry winter air, especially in places like Detroit will dehydrate your system. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, if possible. Breathe through your nose - nasal passages are natural humidifiers providing 100 percent hydrated air.

2. Exercise - put on your game-face and do some warm-up exercises - just like the pros... don’t go into the game cold or you will hurt yourself. At a minimum, begin with soft cheers before really letting loose. (Visit http://www. TrainMyVoice. com/exercises (http://www. TrainMyVoice. com/exercises) for examples.)

3. Rest - it’s as simple as that. Set aside down time during breaks in the game to quietly enjoy the entertaining, expensive commercials from your favorite sponsors.

Three things to do to produce a power-cheer:

Open your throat by pretending to suppress a laugh; Inhale through a sudden gasp of joyous surprise; Keep your body anchored and let out a yaaaay!

These steps help provide a healthy structure to what is most times a primeval response to the exciting events of a game. A safe cheer is done without constriction, without a growl or grunt, but rather with an open, unrestricted voice box. Openness avoids trauma. An open/unrestricted power cheer is safer and will allow you to continue to cheer all the way to the final whistle.

For three simple exercises that exemplify vocal range, anatomical range and a good / bad spectrum of cheers, fans can visit http://www. TrainMyVoice. com/exercises (http://www. TrainMyVoice. com/exercises)

NOTE: Vocal Innovations recommends that anyone who may be experiencing trouble with their voice, especially those with pro-longed difficulties consult their doctor immediately.

About Vocal Innovations, LLC:

Vocal Innovations (VI) is a leader in vocal training and rehabilitation through the development of products and services for individuals and groups seeking to achieve their personal vocal goals. By merging science and art through progressive research, accessible technology and innovative teaching techniques, VI maintains the balance of vocal health and aesthetic freedom.

VI delivers unparalleled educational opportunities, software solutions, specialized healthcare products, and the world-renowned Estill Voice Training System to performers, speech professionals, vocal injury victims and general retail customers who seek to increase vocal range and endurance.

Although VI provides products and services to a worldwide audience, the Pittsburgh-based company hopes that Steelers fans might prepare better and cheer more efficiently to help spur the team to victory.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pre~Seed "Sperm-Friendly" Product for Intimate Dryness Receives CE-Mark Approval

Pre~Seed "Sperm-Friendly" Product for Intimate Dryness Receives CE-Mark Approval

Pre~Seed is a first to market product to relieve intimate dryness without killing sperm, as do traditional lubricants. Pre~Seed, which has been available in the US for almost two years, has now received approval for use of the EEU's CE mark and begun sales in Europe, Canada and South Africa.

Valleyford, WA (PRWEB) September 24, 2004

INGfertility, LLC announced that the Company has received approval to affix the CE Mark to their product Pre~Seed. Pre~Seed is the first "sperm-friendly" vaginal lubricant that mimics natural body secretions to relieve personal dryness while providing an optimal sperm environment.

CE-Mark Certification allows ING to market Pre~Seed in European Union countries, as well as several other countries. The CE-Mark is a European proof of conformity and indicates that the product complies with applicable safety and quality standards. The CE-Mark Accreditation comes less than a year after ING restarted production of Pre~Seed, following an improperly filed involuntary Chapter 11 which was dismissed by the Court. Last fall, $20 boxes of Pre~Seed were selling for up to $200/box on eBay as the Company traversed an unsuccessful hostile take over attempt by its commercial Investor.

CE-mark certification allows marketing of Pre~Seed to couples around the world for relieving vaginal dryness without harming sperm while trying to conceive children. “This is a critical step in our product marketing that will enable large numbers of consumers to benefit from Pre~Seed" said Joanna Ellington, CEO of INGfertility, LLC.

ING has recently completed exclusive international distribution arrangements with Fairhaven Health of Bellingham, Washington for Pre~Seed in the EEU and South Africa and Berry Technologies of Alberta, CA for Canadian Pre~Seed sales. "We've been aware of Pre~Seed's immense popularity in the trying-to-conceive community since its inception," says Kelly Andrews, of Fairhaven Health, LLC. "We're excited to play an integral role in introducing this much-needed product to the European and South African markets." Agreements with other global regions are in negotiations.

Over 90 Millions couples around the World have difficulty conceiving a child each year. Approximately 75% of these trying-to-conceive couples reported an increased incidence in vaginal dryness due to having timed intercourse around ovulation, fertility medications and fear of failure. Unfortunately, three decades of peer reviewed and published research has shown that existing vaginal lubricants harm sperm. Pre~Seed provides first of kind sperm-friendly intimate moisture for these couples.


Joanna E. Ellington, PhD

President and CEO, INGfertility, LLC


Jellington@ingfertility. com

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IQMax™ Partner Extends Product Offering with Announcement of PhysAssist™ IQEnterprise

IQMax™ Partner Extends Product Offering with Announcement of PhysAssist™ IQEnterprise

IQMaxÂ’s distribution partner, MedQuist, Inc, announced the general availability of IQMaxÂ’s IQEnterprise Mobile Platform for PhysAssistIQ for their direct and distributor sales channel.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2005

IQMax, Inc., a leading provider of mobile healthcare solutions announced today that one of their leading distribution partners, MedQuist, Inc., has released the IQEnterprise Mobile Platform for PhysAssistIQ (IQSpeak®). MedQuist is the largest U. S. provider of transcription services to the United States and has been a co-branding distribution partner of the IQMax IQSpeak mobile dictation solution since 2002.

The IQEnterprise mobile platform delivers the same best-in-class performance as IQMaxÂ’s IQAnywhere ASP platform but provides the healthcare client the ability to manage a premise based server model within their own IT infrastructure. For those implementing IQEnterprise, they will now have the extended ability to deploy a distributed mobile platform to their integrated healthcare delivery network while centrally managing administration.

"The PhysAssistIQ application significantly enhances the quality of patient care while reducing errors. A physician -- or other caregiver -- can now have a list of patients in the palm of their hand and can display that list based on their preferences," says Rob Johnson, product manager for PhysAssist IQ. "During or immediately after the point of care, they can dictate their findings while the information is still fresh in their minds. And because of the interface, there's no need to re-enter any patient identifier or demographic data."

Patient demographic data is obtained by an interface with practice management/ scheduling and/or hospital information systems. Users simply select the appropriate patient from a list on their PDA and select "record" to dictate. PhysAssist IQ operates like a hand-held dictation device, allowing the originator to fast forward and rewind through dictation, as well as hold dictation on the unit to complete at a later time. The user can also select a work type for the dictation and assign a STAT note for priority transcription.

IQEnterprise provides a world class mobile platform which supports IQMaxÂ’s clinical results solution, IQRounds; IQCharge for mobile electronic documentation of patient encounter evaluation and procedures; IQScript and IQFormulary for electronic prescribing and formulary compliance along with IQSpeak for dictation.

About IQMax

IQMax Inc. develops software for mobile handheld solutions and platforms utilized healthcare professionals. These solutions include dictation, charge capture, clinical results, e-prescribing, formulary and schedule/census lists and includes complementary web client applications. IQMax enhances healthcare delivery through intelligent mobility by leveraging expertise in the rapid and secure exchange of voice and data, software engineering, and market execution. IQMax is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

For more information visit www. IQMax. com, or call (704) 377-2202 ext. 301.

About MedQuist

MedQuist, a member of the Philips Group of Companies, is a leading provider of electronic medical transcription, health information and document management products and services. MedQuist provides document workflow management, digital dictation, speech recognition, mobile dictation devices, Web-based transcription, electronic signature, medical coding products and outsourcing services.

For more information on MedQuist, visit www. MedQuist. com

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding MedQuist's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2002.

Source – MedQuist, Inc.

IQSpeak, IQCharge, and IQMax are registered trademarks or trademarks of IQMAX, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are trademarks of their respective organizations.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

National League for Nursing and NLN Accreditng Commission Assemble Global Task Force

National League for Nursing and NLN Accreditng Commission Assemble Global Task Force

Nurse educators to assist International Council of Nurses (ICN) with its new Nursing Education Network and promote other global initiatives in nursing education. Six leading nurse educators with experience in international health care delivery and policy and nursing education have joined NLN/NLNAC professional staff, board liaisons, and task force co-chairs to address issues that affect nurse educators worldwide.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2009

The global work of the National League for Nursing and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission took a step forward with the assembly of a joint task force, the International Nursing Education Services and Accreditation (INESA). Six leading nurse educators with experience in international health care delivery and policy and nursing education, three each from the NLN and NLNAC, have joined NLN/NLNAC professional staff, board liaisons, and task force co-chairs Dr. Shannon E. Perry, from the NLN and Dr. Linda Samson, from NLNAC, to address issues that affect nurse educators worldwide.

Dr. Sharon Tanner, executive director of NLNAC, said, "We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to share our approach to quality nursing education and use the competencies and expertise of each organization to address the needs of the global nursing education community.

Added NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone, "I am so proud of the commitment made by these caring, dedicated professionals to this new global task force, which will facilitate the NLN/NLNAC missions and assist with the work of the ICN Nursing Education Network." Dr. Malone was instrumental in the creation of this new group established within ICN to promote excellence in nursing education across global borders. The network will also strive to advance racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender diversity among nurse faculty and nursing students, preparing a workforce to meet the diverse and evolving health care demands of the 21st century.

The ICN Nursing Education Network, approved by the ICN board last May, is scheduled to have its inaugural meeting this June in Durban, South Africa. Dovetailing with the work of the network, INESA provides leadership in bringing together the community of nurse educators from around the world to address and influence issues related to the quality of nursing education, including accreditation, faculty preparation and development; and the advancement of the science of nursing education.

Members of the INESA Global Task Force are:

From the NLN
Shannon E. Perry, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-chair
Daria Amato, MSN, RN, CNE
G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, FNP-C, RNC
Yu (Phillip) Xu, PhD, RN, CTN, CNE
Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Board Liaison
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ex-officio, Staff
Virginia Adams, PhD, RN, Ex-officio, Staff

Linda Samson, PhD, RN, NEA, BC, Co-chair
Joyce Barra, PhD, RN
Nancy Phoenix Bittner, PhD, RN, CCRN
Linda Haddad, PhD
Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, Board Liaison
Sharon Tanner, EdD, RN, Ex-officio, Staff

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education, offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 29,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Shape Medical Systems Inc. Partners with Buffalo Supply, Inc. to Offer the Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing System to Federal Government Hospitals

Shape Medical Systems Inc. Partners with Buffalo Supply, Inc. to Offer the Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing System to Federal Government Hospitals

“Working with Buffalo Supply allows Shape Medical Systems to provide the Shape-HF to any hospital that receives federal funds for medical equipment,” said Clarence Johnson, the president of Shape Medical Systems. “We’re impressed with Buffalo Supply’s knowledge and extensive reach in the federal market.”

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 14, 2010 -- Shape Medical Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce its business relationship with Buffalo Supply, Inc (http://www. buffalosupply. com/buffalo. asp). of Lafayette, Colorado, to provide the best negotiated prices to federal government hospitals for its Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing System.

“Working with Buffalo Supply allows Shape Medical Systems to provide the Shape-HF to any hospital that receives federal funds for medical equipment,” said Clarence Johnson, the president of Shape Medical Systems. “We’re impressed with Buffalo Supply’s knowledge and extensive reach in the federal market.”

Since 1983, Buffalo Supply has been providing medical and surgical equipment and supplies to federal government hospitals. Buffalo Supply has multiple Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts with both the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), making it possible for private companies to provide medical equipment to federal government hospitals, including VA hospitals, military hospitals, federal prisons, Indian Health Services facilities, and other federally funded organizations throughout the United States and internationally.

The Shape-HF System (http://www. shapemedsystems. com/products. html) is the first gas exchange testing device specifically designed for cardiology and the only device to objectively measures cardiopulmonary gas exchange easily and quickly without undue strain on the patient. It can be used in the office setting and provides real-time physiological assessment to help physicians elucidate the physiological underpinnings of dyspnea, objectively assess patient functional classification, monitor therapy response and progress, identify potential co-morbidities, and optimize CRT at exercise levels consistent with patient daily activity.

Shape Medical Systems Inc (http://www. shapemedsystems. com/index. html). is a privately held, St. Paul, Minnesota-based medical device company whose core technology lies in the development and commercialization of products for assessing heart/lung interaction and ventilation in chronic heart failure and other cardiopulmonary disease. Shape's clear mission is to develop products that increase the quality of patients' lives by helping doctors quantify shortness of breath, assess patient functional capacity, optimize drug, device and rehabilitation therapy, and monitor patient progress. Shape testing provides evidence based outcomes. Shape Medical Systems was founded in 2004 and received FDA market clearance for the Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Testing System in April 2009. The Shape-HF System, testing protocols and applications are protected by patent 7,225,022 and other U. S. and foreign patents issued and pending.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Human Capital Foundation Will Hold Annual Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Children in Ethiopia

The Human Capital Foundation Will Hold Annual Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Children in Ethiopia

The Human Capital Foundation, an international charitable organization that provides direct assistance programs to help AIDS orphans and children living in extreme poverty in developing countries, announced today that it will hold its annual fundraising dinner on May 17 from 6:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH. All proceeds will support the Selamta (be at peace) Project in Ethiopia.

Washington, D. C. and Hanover, NH (PRWEB) April 30, 2006

The Human Capital Foundation, an international charitable organization that provides direct assistance programs to help AIDS orphans and children living in extreme poverty in developing countries, announced today that it will hold its annual fundraising dinner on May 17 from 6:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH. All proceeds will support the Selamta (be at peace) Project in Ethiopia.

The event will feature the New Nile Orchestra, young Ethiopian dancers in their native costumes, and an authentic Ethiopian meal. Tickets are $75 for adults and $25 for students.

"100 percent of the proceeds will benefit children in Ethiopia," said Carol Foster, Executive Director of the Human Capital Foundation. "HCF is run completely by volunteers so every penny will be used to support the children in our care. This is our big fundraiser of the year and we hope to have a good size crowd. Besides sharing cultures, our Ethiopian dinner represents an opportunity for the Upper Valley to get involved in a direct, village-to-village kind of way."

The Human Capital Foundation's first project in Ethiopia was the Selamta Project, which includes a children's home, sponsorship and reunification programs, a clinic, and the creation of small group homes to accommodate the growing number of AIDS orphans. All children and family members have access to educational opportunities and medical intervention at the Selamta Free Clinic. The Selamta project is intended to serve as a replicable model that can be extended throughout Ethiopia, Africa, and to other developing regions.

Tickets to the dinner can be purchased by contacting the Human Capital Foundation at 802 299-2922, or by contacting Executive Director Carol Foster.


The Human Capital Foundation is committed to providing assistance to those least able to cope, in those countries most severely impacted by AIDS and extreme poverty. Its programs help AIDS orphans, HIV-infected and vulnerable children regain stability, health, and the love of a lifetime family. The Foundation's objective is to transform those in greatest need today into a fabric of confident, educated young people who can contribute to the social and economic needs of their nations tomorrow. Recognizing that many of the world's most strategic third world regions face worsening social and economic challenges that threaten their viability in the coming decades, the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, underwrites operating expenses and donates 10 percent of membership fees to support the Human Capital Foundation. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, please visit: www. humancapitalfoundation. org


Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

National Law Firm Investigating Possible Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

National Law Firm Investigating Possible Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

National food poisoning and food safety law firm Pritzker Olsen Attorneys is investigating claims of a potential outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 connected to lettuce. The firm is seeking information from people who may have fallen victim. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with an E. coli infection possibly related to lettuce, please contact the E. coli lawyers at Pritzker Olsen. The toll-free number is 1-888-377-8900.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 20, 2009

Pritzker Olsen Attorneys, one of the nation's leading food poisoning and food safety law firms, is investigating a possible E. coli O157:H7 outbreak involving lettuce. If you or someone you know has been affected by this outbreak, please contact us immediately.

Pritzker Olsen has been involved in virtually every major E. coli outbreak in the United States, including many involving lettuce and other leafy green vegetables. The firm has collected tens of millions of dollars on behalf of E. coli and HUS victims. HUS, or Hemolytic Uremic Snydrome, is a potentially deadly complication of E. coli that most often occurs in children.

Other health risks of E. coli O157:H7 poisoning include abnormal kidney function, blindness, Hemorrhagic Colitis, high blood pressure, paralysis, seizures and Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a disease in adults that carries the risk of stroke, seizures and central nervous system deterioration.

Headquartered in the Midwest, Pritzker Olsen represents victims throughout the United States and is actively involved in several recent E. coli outbreaks including the Nebraska Beef/Barbeque Pit cases in Michigan, Ohio and Georgia and the 2008 Michigan iceberg lettuce cases associated with Aunt Mid's Produce Company.

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The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been reacting to lettuce E. coli outbreaks for many years. In August 2006, the FDA launched a leafy greens safety initiative in the produce industry to address recurring outbreaks. In that same year, American consumers experienced an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with shredded lettuce at Taco Bell restaurants in the Northeast. Also in 2006, the CDC and FDA advised consumers not to eat bagged spinach during an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that started in Utah and New Mexico and eventually sickened more than 200 people.

According to the CDC, E coli can sometimes be internalized in the plant structure of lettuce, so that consumers can't always wash it off. Lettuce can also become contaminated externally in the field, or at other intervals in the food chain. Lettuce that is cut and bagged is susceptible in part because bacteria adhere to the cut surfaces.

The problem of lettuce spreading disease to humans has been such a persistent health hazard that two non-profit groups teamed up this year to award a total of $500,000 in grants to seven research groups with the goal of lowering the risk of foodborne illness in lettuce and other leafy greens.


Doctors Use New Acupressure Technique to Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels: Medications Unnecessary

Doctors Use New Acupressure Technique to Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels: Medications Unnecessary

EFT, a do-it-yourself acupressure technique alters blood chemistry associated with unhealthy lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides). EFT balances the body’s energy meridian system, and in turn lowers harmful LDL cholesterol levels without drug intervention. This self-healing tool reduces triglycerides and improves beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. Furthermore, EFT enhances one’s ability to adhere to diet, exercise and lifestyle changes that are necessary to ongoing cardiovascular health.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2006

A new drug-free treatment option is available for the 107 million Americans currently diagnosed with high cholesterol. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) was initially designed to accelerate and improve the psychotherapy process and it quickly became a popular stress reduction tool. As people reduced their stress levels with EFT, many reported a reduction in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Excessive levels of these fatty blood deposits are medically linked to high levels of stress, poor diet and inactivity. All three risk factors can be managed with this universal acupressure tool.

High cholesterol and triglyceride levels significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, America’s leading cause of death. Most doctors recommend a low-fat diet and exercise as the first step in lowering cholesterol, with the next step being medication. More than 30 million prescriptions for cholesterol lowering drugs are prescribed each year as people struggle to overcome this significant health challenge.

But more and more people are searching for a natural way to reduce cholesterol levels, and many are focusing on stress reduction tools like Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Dr. Joseph Mercola, best-selling author and natural health advocate maintains, “Stress likely causes more heart attack deaths than high cholesterol and smoking combined. Yet our country spends many tens of billions of dollars on drugs to lower their cholesterol and virtually ignores stress management tools. There are certainly many effective ways to address this stress. My experience though is that bioenergetic normalization is the easiest, most effective and consistently effective. I have settled on EFT as my way of facilitating that improvement.”

EFT balances the acupuncture meridian system by combining gentle fingertip tapping on key points while focusing on physical or emotional issues. Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT explains, “balancing and unblocking the energy meridian system has been the function of acupuncture for five thousand years. When balance is achieved, physical and emotional healing can take place. EFT allows an individual to target his or her own healing with this do-it-yourself technique as there are no needles involved. Even children can do EFT.”

Routine blood tests indicated that retired optometrist, Dr. C. E. Johnson, had elevated cholesterol levels, especially the triglycerides, that put him in a high risk category for cardiovascular disease. Before prescribing medication, his physician recommended a month on a low fat die with plenty of exercise. In an effort to avoid being put on medication Dr. Johnson said, “I decided instead to experiment with Tapping.”

After just one month of EFT, his follow-up blood tests indicated that his harmful LDL cholesterol dropped 17 points, from 112 to 95 and his beneficial HDL cholesterol increased 4 points from 47 to 51. Dr. Johnson’s high risk triglyceride levels dropped 58 points; from 237 to 179 after EFT. Overall, his total cholesterol score fell 33 points from 206 to 182. His medical doctor wanted to speak with him about his method (EFT) for lowering his cholesterol and triglycerides.

“We are not advocating the use of EFT instead of following a healthy diet and lifestyle,” says Craig. “EFT cannot be expected to continually neutralize the effects of high stress situations or a poor diet but it is a complement to any positive health regime. When people are faced with the challenge of making significant lifestyle changes, EFT is a versatile support tool that anybody can use. We receive reports from people all over the world who are using EFT as a tool to remove the emotional blocks that impair their ability to make positive health choices. For example, if someone is stuck in an emotional eating behavior, it will be difficult for them to change their diet. EFT consistently helps people combat food cravings and focus on positive health goals like increasing exercise.”

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for $393.5 billion in costs annually. The amount of money Americans spent on cholesterol lowering drugs rose nearly 24 percent in 2003. “To some, EFT may be a surprising treatment option for people with high cholesterol”, says Craig. “But an increasing number of physicians are acknowledging the link between stress and illness and are using EFT as a viable tool for eliciting lasting change.”

Over 300,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month. The official EFT Manual has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages.

The EFT Manual explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. It can be freely downloaded at

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For further information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.

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The Wave, Deerfield Area Association, NYPD 101st Precinct and Assemblywoman Titus to receive honors at RDRCÂ’s 19th Annual Tribute

The Wave, Deerfield Area Association, NYPD 101st Precinct and Assemblywoman Titus to receive honors at RDRCÂ’s 19th Annual Tribute

Part of Rockaway Development & Revitalization CorporationÂ’s (RDRC) overall mission is to assist its residents in improving the "quality of life" in the Rockaways. RDRC reveres those who share this mission. On Wednesday, May 11, 2005, RDRC will proudly host its 19th Annual Tribute at RussoÂ’s on the Bay where it will honor: The Wave, Deerfield Area Association, NYPD 101st Precinct and Assemblywoman Titus.

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Part of Rockaway Development & Revitalization CorporationÂ’s (RDRC) overall mission is to assist its residents in improving the "quality of life" in the Rockaways. RDRC reveres those who share this mission. On Wednesday, May 11, 2005, RDRC will proudly host its 19th Annual Tribute at RussoÂ’s on the Bay where it will honor:

Joseph W. Stehn Community Service Award Recipients:

Elio Velez, Sports Editor for The Wave – Elio Velez recognizes the important and positive role sports play in an individual’s development. According to Velez, “There is no doubt that sports will play an integral part on all levels to make Rockaway a better place to live for children of all ages in the years to come.” During his tenure, The Wave’s sport’s section, has expanded from 2-3 pages at most to at least 7 to 8 pages per week.

Deerfield Area Association – Deerfield Area Association’s commitment to the community is evident in the dedicated services it provides from youth programs, multi-cultural events, beautification projects and educational donations.

Special Recognition Award Recipients:

Honorable Michele R. Titus, 31st Assembly District – Since her special election win in 2002, Assemblywoman Titus has been a strong advocate for her constituency. She has introduced and supported policy that would mandate after school programs in every public school, expand early childhood education, provide access to quality healthcare, improve transportation, enforce environmental protections and lower senior prescription costs.

Commanding Officer Walter Salowski, NYPD 101st Precinct – Under Commanding Officer Walter Salowski’s direction, the 101st Precinct has made the Rockaways safer. His concerted effort has resulted in dramatically reducing the crime rate in the Rockaways.

To join us at RussoÂ’s on the Bay as we honor The Wave, Deerfield Area Association, NYPD 101st Precinct and Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus, please contact Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, 1920 Mott Avenue Suite 2, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 or 718-327-5300.

Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) is a not-for-profit local development corporation, which was organized in 1978 by community residents and business leaders to develop a comprehensive community development program for the Rockaways in response to serious problems including deteriorating commercial areas, residential blight and substandard housing, and high rates of poverty, unemployment, and crime. The corporation's overall mission is to promote the revitalization of the community's economic base and neighborhoods, and assist its residents in obtaining an improved "quality of life."

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

DB Technology and BridgeHead Software Offer Complete Healthcare Data Management

DB Technology and BridgeHead Software Offer Complete Healthcare Data Management

New partnership establishes a comprehensive content and storage management solution specifically for healthcare.

Clark, NJ and Woburn, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2010

DB Technology, premier provider of document management and workflow automation solutions, and BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization Company, today announced a strategic partnership to provide North American healthcare organizations with a full offering for the management of clinical and administrative data.

From document capture, process, access and distribution through document management, storage and protection, the combined solution empowers healthcare IT to build a comprehensive data repository that underpins the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and takes control of the entire content lifecycle.

“In the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (and the HITECH provision therein), healthcare organizations throughout the country are rushing to implement and/or demonstrate meaningful use as it applies to the Electronic Health Record (EHR),” said Charles Wilson, CEO of DB Technology. “As more EHR systems come online, hospitals are shifting from paper-based to paperless operations.”

“For more than a decade, BridgeHead has been helping healthcare organizations worldwide manage and protect their critical data,” said Tony Cotterill, CEO of BridgeHead Software. “But the amount of that data has been increasing exponentially as paper charts are being replaced by electronic charts, moving the patient’s Legal Medical Record online.”

Wilson concurs. “Documentation collected at registration, during treatment, and at discharge is being scanned and archived as part of the patient’s complete Electronic Health Record. And more aggressive organizations are engaged in retroactive scanning, digitizing years of historical medical records.” The result is terabytes of digital documents that must be retained securely and economically for many years to meet regulatory and compliance mandates.

Hospitals can manage the complete healthcare data lifecycle with solutions from DB Technology and BridgeHead. RASi, the document imaging component in DB Technology’s RAS platform, scans and manages electronic and hard copy patient accounting and clinical reports and documents from disparate systems and stores that information in an electronic patient folder (EPF) for easy retrieval and distribution. BH FileStore EHR from BridgeHead secures those EPFs on the most appropriate storage device, employing its advanced policy engine to manage the data across storage tiers and locations. It maximizes efficient use of expensive primary storage by ensuring only the most relevant data is stored there.

“BridgeHead Software is the data and storage management solution at over 1000 healthcare organizations worldwide,” notes Wilson. “When looking for a partner we could trust to securely manage and protect our customers’ critical data, BridgeHead rose to the top.”

“We are pleased to be able to offer this joint solution with DB technology,” continues Cotterill. “Over their many years in business, DB Technology’s solutions seem well tuned to the needs of the healthcare market which is our chosen vertical.”

This joint content and storage management solution is available for purchase immediately. Interested healthcare IT professionals are invited to contact info (at) dbtech (dot) com for more information.

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About DB Technology
DB Technology is a leading provider of solutions to manage, share, and protect large volumes of mission-critical content. Founded in 1983, we support over 250 enterprise clients in technology, healthcare, retail, and other industries.

Our clients save time, paper, and money through automated workflow in a variety of document intensive departments including accounting, legal, and HR. DB Technology’s RAS document management platform provides a central repository for a wide range of essential documents such as legal documents, billing paperwork, and clinical records. Through seamless EMR integration, over 150 hospitals currently utilize our solutions to optimize the revenue cycle.

To learn more about DB Technology, a profitable and growing company, visit us at http://dbtech. com or call (800) 760-4096 for more information.

About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) company, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of critical electronic patient data.

Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, BridgeHead Software solves healthcare organizations’ backup, recovery and archiving challenges. BridgeHead’s HSV solutions are designed to operate with any hospital’s chosen software applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor. This presents healthcare organizations with more choice, flexibility and control over the way data is accessed, protected and managed. The net effect – better utilization of hardware resources and, more importantly, the efficient distribution, availability and use of vital healthcare data.

To learn more about BridgeHead Software, visit http://www. bridgeheadsoftware. com
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

FPDs to Record Sizzling Growth with Sales to Exceed US$114.4 Billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

FPDs to Record Sizzling Growth with Sales to Exceed US$114.4 Billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) are no more a new product to the world of displays. End-users have begun to use FPDs extensively as display devices in various electronic gadgets such as TVs, notebook-size computers and mobile phones. Price ranges are little high, but melting down, courtesy - numerous R&D initiatives. Nevertheless, already FPD manufacturers made their mark among the customers with their aggressive marketing strategies.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 18, 2007

World Flat Panel Displays market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp) is all set to exhibit a sizzling growth over the 2001-2010 analysis period and register sales in excess of US$114.4 billion by 2010. Japan and Asia-Pacific corner the largest share of the global FPDs market, with a combined share estimated at over 75% in 2006. Asia-Pacific is also forecast to emerge as the fastest growing FPD market with a CAGR of 23.51% over 2001-2010.

In terms of product segments, Plasma Display Panels (PDPs) market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp) is projected to be the major growth driver with a CAGR of 38.47% over 2001-2010. Other product segments independently analyzed include Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) market (Active Matrix LCDs, Passive Matrix LCDs, & Segmented LCDs) market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp), Electroluminescent (EL) Displays market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp), Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp), Light Emitting Diode (LED) Displays market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp), Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFDs) market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp), Field Emission Displays (FEDs) market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp) and Other Flat panel Displays market (http://www. strategyR. com/MCP-1069.asp).

The future looks bright for the flat panel displays market, particularly with an improving economy, which is likely to reach healthy proportions in the near future. Demand for various flat display types is to remain bullish in the years ahead. The demand for displays would come from their integration in different end-use applications including home entertainment systems and mobile phones. Analyzing the market for select flat panel display technologies would provide an outline about the future of this industry.

Prices of LCDs and PDPs are sliding - thanks to the huge investments made in fabrication capacities and advanced technologies - bringing in an increased demand for FPDs, besides increase in sales revenue by volume. In addition, new application areas for FPD technologies in domains beyond computer and mobile phone applications and sophisticated technologies that put FPDs on par with traditionally favored CRTs on pricing and operational parameters will continue to be market drivers in the years ahead.

Market for LCDs is expanding at an astonishing rate, thanks to their market acceptance as a display type that offers better display features, apart from being economical than other flat panel displays, available. LCDs are being increasingly used in notebook computers, desktop computers, cellular phones, portable digital assistants and flat panel televisions with broadband compatibility. Leading electronics players including Samsung, Sharp and LG are channeling substantial resources into the production of these thin-paneled, lightweight displays, to suffice the continuously up surging market demand. However, suppliers need to prevent the fluctuation in LCD prices that causes problems to end-users in fixing the prices to their products. LCDs market would face stiff competition from competitive flat panel displays such as organic light emitting diode (OLED) and Field Emission Display (FED). Nevertheless, the increasing demand from major end-use industries would enable the LCD market to sail smoothly in the coming years, amidst ever-increasing competition.

Recently, small size LCDs have been in short of supply in major FPDs markets across the globe, owing to an unprecedented demand for small-size panels in color cellular phones apart from shortened supply of the large panels. However, FPDs markets worldwide tend to be flooded with surplus volumes with the commissioning of latest generation LCD fabrication facilities worldwide, unless the demand exceeds current levels, to match the magnitude of capacity introduced by these new plants. Large panel LCDs for desktop and notebook computers are trading at significantly low prices and prices are likely to fall further. Prices of large-area Thin-film-transistor LCDs (TFT-LCDs) dropped by significant amounts and expected to continue dropping, until demand recovers sharply. While the demand for short panels is being driven upward, large panel displays are heading downward, due to shortage of supply. Another problem surfaced was the delayed delivery due to the closure of ports on the west coast of the United States. Many Taiwanese and other global players stepped down the production and capacity build up during recent times due to sluggish demand. However, the flat panel displays segment intended for monitors is experiencing a steady demand irrespective of the fluctuations occurring in the other flat panel markets. Small panels are trading at relatively constant prices when compared to aggressively declining large panel LCD prices. The demand for color passive-matrix LCDs for cellular phones skyrocketed dislodging monochrome LCDs from the global mobile phone markets. Accordingly, prices for these high-quality displays remained stable and in some areas rose slightly. The short-term supply deficit is introduced by prolonged lead times and capacity limitations of the firms. This condition is set to improve provided older-plants switch their lines of production from large to small displays.

In recent times, several electronic majors announced plans to establish latest generation fabrication capacities and many more are being added to the global capacities to harness the up surging displays market worldwide. Apart from an increased expenditure on TFT-LCDs, companies are likely to enlarge their capital outlay towards increasing production capacities. Scaled up production volume is the key determinant of large panel market growth in the long run.

Major competitors covered include AU Optronics Corp., BOE-HYDIS Technology Co., Ltd., Clover Display Limited, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., Densitron Technologies PLC, Emerging Display Technologies Corp., Fujitsu, Hantronix, Inc., HannStar Display Corp., Hitachi Displays, Jaco Displays Solutions, Kopin, Corp., LG Philips LCD, Microtips Technology, Inc., NEC-LCD Technologies, Okaya Electric Industries Co., Ltd., Optrex, Powertip Tech. Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd, Universal Display Corporation and Viewsonic Corporation.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Beauty Handbook for Radiantly Healthy Skin

A Beauty Handbook for Radiantly Healthy Skin

Looking for easy ways to boost lackluster skin? Skincare-News rounded up 40 surefire tips to improve skin from head to toe.

Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) March 8, 2010

Most people’s skin could benefit from a little pick-me-up. Blemishes, fine lines and dullness are just a few culprits that get in the way of a clear, radiant complexion. Find out how to achieve healthy, luminous skin with this excerpt from Skincare-News. com’s latest article, “40 Tried-and-True Tips for Getting Clearer, Healthier & More Radiant Skin From Head to Toe.”

1. Stop tanning (that includes indoor and outdoor tanning!). The best way to age quicker and harm skin is through tanning. It might sound harsh, but nothing ages a person’s skin more than tanning. UV rays give skin a wrinkled, discolored, rough and dry appearance, not to mention they increase the risk for skin cancer.

2. Get rid of expired products. Putting on spoiled products can really do a number on skin. Expired skin care and makeup can cause irritation and infection. For instance, toss mascara after three months, because it’s the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can even lead to eye infections.

3. Stress less. Many people are surprised when they learn that stress plays a big role in the health of their skin, exacerbating skin conditions, triggering acne, causing dryness and leaving skin unhealthy, as a whole. Give skin a boost with some effective stress-relievers, such as exercise, practicing breathing techniques, pampering the body with spa-inspired DIY treats, and sleeping more.

4. Banish body acne. Acne on the body is embarrassing, annoying and tough to treat. But body blemishes can be prevented and treated with a few simple tips: Shower immediately after doing any sweat-inducing activity. Consider using acne-fighting cleansers designed for the body. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells that build up and contribute to acne.

5. Try retinoids. Retinoids or their non-prescription cousin, retinol, are healthy-skin powerhouses. These vitamin-A derivatives rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen synthesis, reducing lines and wrinkles, diminishing discoloration and clearing up acne. They’re the ultimate skincare trifecta, because they help with acne, skin health and radiance.

Read all 40 tips on how to get clear, healthy, radiant skin at Skincare-News. com

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Skincare-News. com consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

Complete Acne Handbook
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Acne is one of the most common — and frustrating — skin conditions, affecting men and women of all ages and skin types. And anyone who’s ever suffered from acne knows that it doesn’t just affect his or her appearance; troubled skin can be a blow to self-esteem as well. Fortunately, people can take charge of skin woes by finding the right treatment for their age and skin type. Here are 25 articles that offer clear-cut insight on everything acne-related: what causes blemishes, effective ingredients for fighting breakouts and how to develop the right skin-clearing regimen.

Top 10 Products that Instantly Improve Your Skin
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For skin that needs an instant pick-me-up, there are a few key products that can help. Whether a person’s lifestyle includes late nights, long work hours or regular air travel, having some effective skin-refreshing products is essential. These 10 products will help a person look and feel more awake, alert and rejuvenated. And many of these products can help mend common skincare annoyances, like blemishes that seem to pop up out of nowhere. Plus, all require just a few seconds to apply. Find out how to keep skin fresh for any occasion with these 10 products.

Skincare-News Monthly Review: Top 5 Skincare & Beauty Articles of January 2010
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In the first month of 2010, Skincare-News covered some important beauty basics, plus innovative remedies for common skin concerns. Here’s a round-up of January’s top five articles, with tips on everything from choosing the right exfoliant to breaking worn-out beauty rules. Find out how to solve winter skin woes, find an effective ingredient to treat acne or signs of aging and keep skin healthy all year long.

A Few Facts on Skin-Soothing Feverfew
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Feverfew is a plant related to sunflowers that provides a number of skincare benefits. Ideal for people with sensitive skin, feverfew can help reduce inflammation, protect against free radicals and lower shaving irritation. For those with acne, rosacea or irritated skin, feverfew products can be a great addition to a skincare regimen. Find out more about this natural skincare remedy and how it can calm a troubled complexion.

10 Healthy Skincare Habits You Might Be Forgetting
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A person’s skin doesn’t just require effective formulas; it also needs nourishing habits. Many people may work hard to have healthy skin by applying top-notch products, while they neglect a few vital habits. A well-rounded approach to skincare is the best way to maintain great skin. Here are 10 healthy habits that protect and nourish the skin that are best not to ignore.

Top 10 Picks for a Fabulous Fragrance
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When it comes to fragrances, it’s easy to stick with the same old scent. Why not experience how a new perfume or spray can boost a person’s mood and transform personal style? Whether the preferred scent is spicy, sweet or sassy, here’s a comprehensive list of 10 fabulous finds for fragrance. Choices range from modern classics to the season’s newest scents!

About Skincare-News. com—“Your Source for Intelligent Skin Care”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Drug-Resistant Bacteria MRSA on the Rise in Southern Communities -- Doctors Report Increase in Clindamycin Prescriptions

Drug-Resistant Bacteria MRSA on the Rise in Southern Communities -- Doctors Report Increase in Clindamycin Prescriptions

The once common hospital infection, MRSA, has begun to appear in communities in the southern regions of the United States. This drug-resistant staph bacteria can be particularly difficult to treat because of its resistance to multiple antibiotics. However, pediatricians and pharmacists are still able to rely on clindamycin (Cleocin) to treat these skin infections in children. The addition of a flavoring system such as FLAVORx can be used to ensure adherence to drug regimens for young patients.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 20, 2006

MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has been rapidly spreading across the United States. It is the most common skin infection in US cities and affects about 2 million people annually with a treatment price tag of roughly $20 billion. FLAVORx reports show that pediatricians, particularly in the southern half of the US, have seen a recent up-tick in the number of these drug-resistant staph bugs outside of the hospital setting where MRSA is typically found. To treat MRSA, pediatricians often prescribe clindamycin, however they are concerned that the medication’s palatability may be a barrier in achieving drug adherence in young patients. As such, FLAVORx has ramped up its efforts to partner with physicians and pharmacists on the flavoring processes of both generic and brand name antibiotics used to treat MRSA.

MRSA is the most common drug-resistant bacteria in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. This drug-resistant strain was first seen in hospitals, where there was more exposure to different antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control, hospital infections kill 92,000 people a year. The commonality of the MRSA strain soon began to spread outside the hospital setting, leading to a so-called “community-acquired MRSA,” which has become the number one cause for emergency room visits for skin infections. Even more startling, community varieties are commonly labeled “flesh-eating bacteria” because they tend to contain the gene for Panton-Valentine leukocidin which causes skin and soft tissue infections and has also been linked to infections of the internal organs and joints, toxic shock syndrome and severe pneumonia. Left untreated, MRSA can invade the bloodstream and cause fatal infections. Health care officials also worry that MRSA will continue to become more and more virulent and increasingly resistant to even the latest advances in antibiotic therapy.

Recent FLAVORx reports show that pediatricians and pharmacists in southern states such as Tennessee, Georgia and Texas are seeing increased cases of MRSA in their communities. Pediatricians commonly prescribe clindamycin (Cleocin) for children to treat MRSA. However, as a liquid suspension, its bitter taste and pungent smell makes it difficult for many young patients to swallow. As such, pharmacists in these states have noted Cleocin as one of the most commonly flavored prescriptions. FLAVORx is the medicinal flavoring system used by the majority of these pharmacies that provides the necessary taste-masking agents and concentrated medicinal flavorings to combat the medication’s existing taste and foul smell. Not only does the improved taste reduce the struggles associated with swallowing bitter medications, but also makes adherence more achievable for young patients. Studies show that improving the taste and smell of a medication can improve compliance by decreasing skipped doses and the propensity to end treatment programs early, as well as increase the overall quality of life for pediatric patients.

According to Kenny Kramm, FLAVORx President and CEO, “Making sure that children get the medications they need is important for two main reasons. First, you're able to fight off the current infection and symptoms. Second, by finishing the complete drug regimen, you are decreasing the possibilities for more drug-resistant strains to emerge.” Failing to adhere completely to drug regimens and doctor instructions allows the bacteria to become resistant to low levels of a medication, providing the strain with an opportunity to build more resistance genes. For clindamycin, FLAVORx recommends flavors such as Orange, Lemon and Grapeade to mask the existing taste.


FLAVORx is a pharmaceutical flavoring system used by pharmacists and veterinarians nationwide to improve the palatability of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications. To date, FLAVORx has flavored over 40 million prescriptions without any incidence of allergy, adverse reaction or changes in efficacy. FLAVORx flavors are non-allergenic, dye-free, sugar-free, phosphate-free and alcohol-free, making them safe for all patients. With over 42 flavors ranging from Bubblegum and Watermelon to Chocolate Silk Pie and Peaches ‘n Cream, FLAVORx is sure to please any taste bud whether it’s a child or an adult. In addition, 16 animal-inspired flavors such as Crispy Bacon and Salmon Steak help medications go down a little easier for FLAVORx’s veterinary friends as well.

For more information, please visit www. flavorx. com or contact Teresa Chen at 800.884.5771 extension 234.


PeopleScout and Jenny Craig to Present at Talent Management Superconference, April 2, 2008 in Orlando, FL

PeopleScout and Jenny Craig to Present at Talent Management Superconference, April 2, 2008 in Orlando, FL.

Conference session will focus on best practices in recruitment outsourcing for increased employee and client retention.

Chicago (PRWEB) March 29, 2008

PeopleScout, a leading provider of end-to-end recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and employee retention solutions, has announced that its Chief Operating Officer, Karen Browne, and Chris Hilker -- Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development for Jenny Craig, Inc. -- will jointly present a session entitled, "Improve the Shape of Your Recruitment and Retention Efforts" at the Talent Management Superconference on April 2, 2008 in Orlando, FL.

The presentation will focus on how Jenny Craig partnered with PeopleScout, a best-in-class RPO provider, to drive an effective talent acquisition strategy across their expansive network of more than 450 company-owned weight management centres in North America. Conference attendees will learn how PeopleScout's employer branding, sourcing strategy and proprietary screening technology helped improve Jenny Craig’s quality of hire while reducing annual attrition rates.

Held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando, FL, the three-day conference will encompass all topics related to sourcing, recruiting, staffing, and talent management. Participants will gain access to the best ideas and practices on how to become and remain a magnet for talent from a strategic and global perspective.

For more information about the Talent Management Superconference: Linking Talent Strategies to Growth Strategies, March 31 - April 3, 2008 please call 1-800-882-8684 or visit the conference website at: www. iqpc. com/us/talentmanagementsuperconference (http://www. iqpc. com/us/talentmanagementsuperconference).

About Jenny Craig
Since 1983, Jenny Craig's comprehensive food/body/mind approach to safe, effective weight management has helped millions of people worldwide learn how to create a healthy relationship with food, build an active lifestyle, and develop a balanced approach to living. Personal consultants provide clients with one-on-one support, tips and motivation, and Jenny's Cuisine™ food items help them learn proper portion sizes and mindful eating.

Based in Carlsbad, CA, Jenny Craig, Inc. is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 675 company-owned and franchised Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a division of SeatonCorp, is a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services aimed at helping companies with exempt and non-exempt hiring. The firm's suite of services includes recruitment consulting, strategic sourcing, candidate selection, hiring, on boarding and employee retention. Since 1992, PeopleScout has helped their partners make more than 250,000 hires in industries such as airlines, banking, telecommunications, retail, utilities, hospitality, and transportation. Its clients include some of the more recognizable names in the Fortune 500 list of companies in the United States. In 2007 PeopleScout was named to HRO Today Magazine's prestigious "Baker's Dozen" list of industry-leading RPO providers for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit www. peoplescout. com or call 800-966-4803.

For More Information:
Rich Cilia 
Marketing Director
Rcilia@seatoncorp. com

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

He's Hip! He's Cool! And He Loves to Learn!

He's Hip! He's Cool! And He Loves to Learn!

Emmy Nominated® Hip Hop Harry Returns with the Newest Title in the Award-Winning DVD Series: Hip Hop Harry 'Move Those Feet' In Stores March 11, 2008 from Allumination FilmWorks

Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2008

The award-winning sensation Hip Hop Harry is back in action and hipper than ever! Allumination Filmworks releases the latest DVD in the Emmy®-nominated, Parents' Choice Approved series with the new title 'Hip Hop Harry: Move Those Feet' in stores March 11, 2008.

Each of the three episodes included in this DVD -- "Fancy Footwork," "You Can Dance!" and "I Like to Move" -- encourages children to exercise and express themselves the fun way, through dance. Each episode is bursting with music, merriment and the hip-hop flavor that has made Hip Hop Harry a family phenomenon.

Hip Hop Harry is the lovable, huggable, rapping teddy bear whose favorite theme is "I Love To Learn!" 100 percent multicultural, positive and always fun, Hip Hop Harry uses music, dance and rhyme to teach youngsters about language, social skills and problem solving while he gets them up on their feet and out of their seats to exercise both mind and body!

Currently seen on Discover Kids and The Learning Channel (TLC), Hip Hop Harry earned its first Emmy® nomination last year as Outstanding Preschool Children's Series. In addition, the live Hip Hop Harry shows continue to entertain parents and children throughout the nation -- and continue to expand the Hip Hop Harry family.

Hip Hop Harry has all the hallmarks of classic children's programming: The show teaches learning and social skills, encourages creativity, and -- thanks to Harry's hipper moves -- promotes exercise and physical fitness. It was always the intent of the creators to combine those important facets into one entertaining show.

Harry's fast moves were also born of the global popularity of Hip-Hop dance and music -- a creative and engaging cultural form of expression, which appeals to children of all backgrounds and ages. Education is never more enjoyable (and easy) when it's entertaining and fun, and that's the prime component of the successful Hip Hop Harry formula.

Three fun episodes in 'Move Those Feet' DVD are:
  Fancy Footwork -- Sisters Savannah and Sophina learn the importance of positive competition -- and drinking water to maintain a healthy body -- when they find themselves on opposing teams in the Hip Hop Central dance contest.

 I Like To Move! -- It's "Fitness Fun Day" at Hip Hop Central and Hip Hop Harry has invited a fitness expert to teach the kids some fun new ways to exercise. And Scott learns about rhyming words and composes a poem to perform for everyone.

 You Can Dance! -- Katie knows how to dance ballet but wants to learn Hip Hop. Hip Hop Harry suggests she take some classes at Hip Hop Central. Taking it step by step, Katie and all the kids learn some great new moves.

'Move Those Feet' joins 'Fun with Friends,' which launched the series on DVD last year. Hip Hop Harry DVDs are recommended for ages 3 and up and are available at a suggested retail price of $14.98 each. For more information or to order products, visit www. alluminationfilmworks. com.

About Allumination FilmWorks
Launched in August 2002, Allumination FilmWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of ContentFilm PLC, has rapidly established itself as a leading independent distributor of quality entertainment to broadcast, satellite and cable television, as well as both theatrical and home entertainment markets worldwide. Allumination provides turnkey home video distribution services to content owners in the U. S. market including sales and marketing, manufacturing, fulfillment, credit and collection. The award-winning company boasts an impressive portfolio of nearly 625 quality theatrical films in all major categories, as well as over 4,000 hours of television programming, along with documentaries and reality programming, music and sports specials, lifestyle titles, a wide array of "how-to" product and kids/family feature releases.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

New Pornography-Detection Tool Makes It Difficult for Sex Offenders and Teens to Hide Pornography

New Pornography-Detection Tool Makes It Difficult for Sex Offenders and Teens to Hide Pornography

SurfRecon, a new rapid-image-analysis tool, is now available to law enforcement, parents, business owners, and schools. The highly-mobile and easy-to-use tool can quickly find pornography on almost any computer system.

Orem, UT (PRWEB) July 9, 2008

SurfRecon Inc. announced today the release of SurfRecon 2008, a new rapid-image-analysis tool that is available to law enforcement, parents, business owners, and schools for the first time. This highly-mobile and easy-to-use tool was originally created to enable members of law enforcement to quickly find, categorize, report-on, and delete pornographic content from almost any computer system, including many devices or media that can be mounted to the computer system.

"We have always felt strongly that parents, employers, and especially members of law enforcement needed a simple tool that would find pornography on a suspect computer. With SurfRecon, they have that tool," said Matthew Yarro, VP of Marketing for SurfRecon, Inc.

SurfRecon is currently being used by police, adult probation and parole officers, and federal agents worldwide. "I was excited to finally have a tool I could use to quickly search computers in the homes of my probationers," said said Cole Christensen, Adult Probation and Parole Officer, Utah State Department of Corrections, "And guess what? The first time I used it, I found pornographic content. Images I wouldn't have found normally."

And now the same technology is available to parents, community leaders, and business owners to help them keep their environments clean and safe.

The SurfRecon "Stick"
The SurfRecon application comes pre-installed on a thumb drive, making it highly mobile and convenient to use. Furthermore, the application is cross-platform compatible, capable of scanning almost any Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computer system--and many devices or media that can be attached to the computer, such as recordable DVDs and CDs, iPods, cell phones, thumb drives, external hard drives, etc.

Different from a filter or firewall, SurfRecon actively searches for pornographic content, leveraging a database containing millions of hash values or digital fingerprints. "With nearly 100 million image hashes in the database and with another 4 million added per week, if a computer contains pornography, SurfRecon will find it," said Andrew Brandt, SurfRecon Director of Business Development.

Each hash value in the database is the equivalent of a digital fingerprint, which uniquely identifies an image. SurfRecon uses "digital fingerprints" to determine the exact nature of any image that it discovers on a computer system. It can then pre-categorize the images, making it easier for individuals to view the contents of a computer system.

Safety Tools
SurfRecon includes a number of safety tools that limit the impact that repeated exposure to dark-and-disturbing forms of pornography can have on an individual. "We feel SurfRecon's safety features are some of the most important features the tool has to offer individuals who review pornographic content," said Mr. Yarro, "They need something to protect their mental health, because some of the harder forms of pornography out on the Internet are so toxic and disturbing, they are going to harm you. It's unavoidable."

The primary safety features included with SurfRecon are the blur and Digital Keyhole tools, which allows a user to blur an image and then use the keyhole tool to limit his or her exposure. Furthermore, these tools, combined with several information panels, allow an individual to determine the nature of an image without even looking at the image.

Who Will Use SurfRecon?
SurfRecon fills a gap in home-and-business Internet safety (http://www. surfrecon. com/products/internet_safety. html) strategies that filters and firewalls simply cannot. Tech savvy teens can easily bypass or disable a filter or firewall to access Internet pornography.

Rather than passively block access, SurfRecon actively looks for clues that someone has been accessing pornography. "If we can detect it, we can likely categorize it for you. Depending on the speed of you computer, SurfRecon can analyze thousands of images in only a few minutes," said Mr. Yarro.

Parents can use the tool to keep their spouses and children safe. Employers can use the tool to not only check on their employees, but to keep their business environment clear of any pornographic content and free from potential liabilities.

Members of law enforcement can use the tool to perform first-response and consent searches. The tool was primarily built for law enforcement and focuses on mobility, efficiency, accuracy, and integrity.

"Anyone who is dealing with a curious teen, wandering spouse, or convicted sex offender needs this tool. It can keep you, as well as your family and your community, safe," said Mr. Yarro.

SurfRecon is available in three editions: Home Edition (http://www. surfrecon. com/products/home_edition. html), Business Edition (http://www. surfrecon. com/products/business_edition. html), and Elite Edition (http://www. surfrecon. com/products/elite_edition. html). MSRP for the Home Edition (1 year subscription with thumb drive) is $99.95; MSRP for the Business Edition (1 year subscription with thumb drive) is $499.95; and MSRP for the Elite Edition for law enforcement only (1 year subscription with thumb drive) is $499.95.

SurfRecon products can be purchased from www. surfrecon. com as well as other online and offline retailers.




Humboldt Storage and Moving, greater BostonÂ’s largest United Van Lines agent located in Canton, Mass. is hosting a Holiday Food Drive throughout the month of December.

(PRWEB) December 6, 2003

Humboldt Storage and Moving is collecting non-perishable items until December 23rd for distribution to both the Canton and Stoughton food pantries. Donations may be delivered to the depository in HumboldtÂ’s lobby, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m.

Non-perishable donations include canned and dry goods such as pasta, rice, crackers and cereal as well as diapers, paper towels and toiletries, to name just a few items.

“Food pantries are an essential source for folks to turn to in time of need, and holidays are no exception,” noted D’Arcy Goldman, President of Humboldt Storage and Moving.

Century-old Moving History 

Humboldt Storage and Moving, Greater BostonÂ’s largest United Van Lines agent remains within the top 5% of all United Van Lines agents for sales volume. An original stockholding member of United Van Lines, Humboldt Storage and Moving is managed by the third generation of the Goldman Family. Humboldt has over 90 employees and is a leader in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations; coordinating highly technical lab and hospital moves; time-sensitive office relocations; and household relocations that are around the block or around the world.

United Van Lines, Inc., headquartered in Missouri, is the world leader in the moving industry of over 500 agents. Nationally recognized, Humboldt Storage and Moving ranks in the top 10 percent of domestic United Van Lines agents.

Dedicated to making relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible, Humboldt offers many specialty services including:

·  Oversized custom-designed crate service – Custom crates built from solid heat-treated wood and plywood, complete with protective insulation, such as dolphin foam. Ideal for an antique armoire, valuable painting or grand piano.

·  Professional packing – Humboldt combines their knowledge of the fragility of hundreds of items with tremendous care and the latest packing materials to move items intact anywhere in the world.

·  For do-it-yourselfers - Humboldt supplies customers with new and recycled boxes and the latest in packing supplies. For folks on a budget, customers may opt to use HumboldtÂ’s van (complete with driver) but pack, load and unload items themselves.

·  Pre-Departure Planning - Relocation specialists provide an up-to-date comprehensive view of the country where you are planning to move. It should include details about the climate, the language, housing, transportation, schools, health requirements, taxes, and cost of living analysis as well as any individual needs or preferences.

·  Documentation – Negotiation of the complex world of export documentation and customs clearance for customers.

Humboldt Storage and Moving is located at 100 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA 02021. For more information for free brochures outlining the companyÂ’s many services, please call (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit www. humboldt. com.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

PCI Appoints Veteran Sales Professionals to Fill National Sales Manager and Field Representative Positions

PCI Appoints Veteran Sales Professionals to Fill National Sales Manager and Field Representative Positions

PCI Animal Health and Medical Supply recently named Clay Cass as its National Sales Manager and Leslie Goldfarb as a field representative for the North Jersey region.

Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) November 23, 2009

PCI Animal Health and Medical Supply recently named Clay Cass as its National Sales Manager and Leslie Goldfarb as a field representative for the North Jersey region. Cass will oversee PCI’s sales force, maintaining the highest professional standards as PCI continues to expand its reach throughout the marketplace. Goldfarb will be providing enhanced services to PCI’s existing customers as well as expanding its reach into this important region.

Cass comes to PCI with over 20 years in the animal health industry, with particular expertise in inventory management, practice consulting, and compliance. He’s held key positions at PVP and MWI, and most recently was the Northeast AAHA MARKETLink Liaison and Territory Manager for MWI. Cass holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech.

Cass says helping PCI’s customers to stay informed about products and issues in the animal health industry is key to sales growth. “It’s our responsibility to help our customers choose the right product at the right price. It’s more than just selling – it’s ongoing education about business practices, regulatory issues, and other elements that affect their practices,” Cass observes. “My goal is to have our customers think of our sales professionals as their advocates.”

Goldfarb comes to PCI with close to 20 years of pharmaceutical sales experience, having held key sales positions at Pfizer and Pharmacia. Winner of multiple sales awards, Goldfarb credits her success to her relationships with both community physicians and key opinion leaders. “Strong, consistent sales growth is all about strong, consistent relationships,” says Goldfarb. “You have to take the time to understand your customer’s needs and interests and I am excited about the opportunity to begin this process with PCI’s base of veterinarians.”

“We’re very pleased to have professionals of this caliber join our expanding sales team,” says Robert Zeide, CEO of PCI. “Clay’s hands-on knowledge of the industry will ensure sound, proactive leadership. And Leslie will bring her long-standing customer-focused approach to our animal health market.”

New Jersey-based PCI Animal Health and Medical Supply serves independent veterinarians throughout the U. S. with 8,000 products from leading manufacturers. PCI is a member of the American Veterinary Distributors Association.

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

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Ramsoft Announced Today that it has Provided 4 New Overseas Clients with Full-scale PACS Solutions

Ramsoft Announced Today that it has Provided 4 New Overseas Clients with Full-scale PACS Solutions

Ramsoft, and overseas partner iMedIT, announced today they installed the complete workflow enhancing PowerServer PACS solution at a number of healthcare facilities in Istanbul, Turkey: Maltepe University, Radiology Online, EuroMed, and Dmar Imaging Center.

Toronto, ON, Canada (PRWEB) June 28, 2007

Ramsoft, and overseas partner iMedIT, announced today they installed the complete workflow enhancing PowerServer PACS (http://www. ramsoft. com/content/view/79/103/) solution at a number of international healthcare facilities:

Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey: Maltepe University is busy augmenting its educational facilities with the latest in medical imaging technologies. They chose RamSoft's PowerServer as their PACS solution because of its flexibility, reliability and sensible approach to image and workflow management.

Radiology Online, Istanbul, Turkey: Radiology Online, one of Turkey's largest ambulatory care chains, is responsible for handling images from 20 different modalities across 7 different facilities. The web-based PowerServer PACS is ideal for this situation because it unifies all facilities under one workflow and simplifies online radiology.

EuroMed, Istanbul, Turkey: RamSoft worked with EuroMed to give their two facilities true state of the art environments. By unifying the workflow and imaging across their operations, PowerServer has minimized exam turn-around times and improved patient care.

-Dmar Imaging Center, Istanbul, Turkey: This state of the art dental facility is taking full advantage of PowerServer's large breadth of functionality to streamline operational efficiency.

These new contracts reaffirm RamSoft's continuous ability to provide acute and ambulatory care facilities with reliable image management and workflow solutions. That, coupled with a strong dedication to customers, is what sets them apart from the competition; a quality that has translated well into the Turkish market.

"At our university, we would not be able to manage all this (image data) without RamSoft's PACS." Says Dr. Nuri Tasali, "Their local support and international support is great because they all are sincere and effective listeners. Online reporting, dictation, document sharing, compression setups and smart workflow setups greatly helps us. Image storage and access is very fast. Their product features and pricing beat the competition. I would strongly recommend this system. Thank you RamSoft."

Turkey's demand for medical imaging technologies is growing rapidly and is expected to reach a bed capacity of 175,000 with a utilization rate of over 60% in the coming years. This is creating a competitive environment where acute and ambulatory care facilities require new technologies to stay ahead. These recently awarded contracts establish RamSoft as a quality solution provider to the marketplace and create ample opportunity for future growth.

RamSoft provides some of the most sophisticated and complete PACS solutions to ambulatory and acute care facilities. Through the Customer Action Initiative (CAI), RamSoft is to working with radiologists, physicians, and staff to develop products that truly enhances the quality of patient care.

RamSoft Inc (http://www. ramsoft. com)

IMedIT provides complete PACS solutions for facilities of all sizes. Their goal is to make healthcare providers more competitive by taking advantage of PACS, clinical image communications, and healthcare management technologies.

IMedIT, LLC (http://www. imedit. com)