Thursday, February 24, 2011

EzCommerce Announces Support for SAP NetWeaver™ ’04

EzCommerce Announces Support for SAP NetWeaver™ ’04.

Leading ERP and eBusiness Provider endorses SAP NetWeaver™ ’04 and extends benefits of SAP's advanced technology platform to its customers.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2004

EzCommerce Global Solutions, Inc., an implementation and development partner of SAP and an SAP® xApps™ Partner, today, announced its support of SAP NetWeaver '04, SAP’s open integration and application platform. As a leading provider of ERP and eBusiness solutions and services, EzCommerce delivers superior value to its customers, by using SAP NetWeaver to integrate not only with SAP solutions, but also with non-SAP applications.

EzCommerce has ramped up its capabilities to support SAP NetWeaver through the training of developers and consultants. It has also established a Competency Center for SAP NetWeaver to support its practice focused on SAP solutions by providing application integration, implementation, upgrades and development services for its customers on the SAP NetWeaver Â’04 platform.

Leveraging its domain expertise and the robust technology platform of SAP NetWeaver for business applications, EzCommerce has also developed PharmaConnect™, a composite prepackaged, “snap-on” application for the Life Sciences Industry. Built on top of the flexible and scalable SAP NetWeaver platform, PharmaConnect aims at streamlining laborious processes of Patient Assistance Program (PAP) administration by working across a heterogeneous landscape to unify disparate applications such as DEA Validation Systems, CRM, Order Fulfillment, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

EzCommerce also plans to extend the benefits of the advanced technology platform to its other offerings, and will be utilizing SAP NetWeaver ’04 to power its EzCommerce® Suite. EzCommerce Suite 4.0 was certified for integration with SAP Supply Chain Management in 2002. Rapidly deployable, with a quick payback period, this business package includes pre-built application templates for Customer, Supplier and Service Interaction.

“SAP’s NetWeaver platform presents a great opportunity for our customers to build on an architecture that is flexible to their business needs in the future,” said Satya Dev Bommireddy, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, EzCommerce Global Solutions, Inc. “We are very pleased to offer our customers the flexibility to manage heterogeneous infrastructures, while simultaneously developing applications that will help them greatly reduce their Total Cost of Ownership.”

About EzCommerce®

EzCommerce Global Solutions, Inc. is a market leader in providing ERP and eBusiness solutions. EzCommerce has served more than 100 SAP customers having implemented R/3®, the mySAP™ Business Suite family of business solutions and various components of SAP NetWeaver. Leveraging its domain expertise in various verticals such as Hi-Tech, Life Sciences, HealthCare, Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceuticals, EzCommerce enables organizations to rapidly deploy ERP and eBusiness solutions with seamless integration to heterogeneous enterprise applications.

EzCommerce's customers include leading companies such as Credence Corporation, Cisco, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy Laboratories, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Additional information can be found at http://www. EzCommerceInc. com (http://www. EzCommerceInc. com).

Copyright © 2004 EzCommerce Global Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

EzCommerce, the EzCommerce logo, EzPharma, PharmaConnect, Enabling Extended Enterprise and The Next Generation eBusiness Solutions are trademarks of EzCommerce.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver, xApps, R/3, mySAP and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries around the world.

All other products mentioned in this documentation are registered trademarks of their respective companies.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sam Dhatt is Submitted for Wikipedia. com Entry

Sam Dhatt is Submitted for Wikipedia. com Entry

Leading cosmetics researcher and businessman bids for spot in popular online encyclopedia.

California, U. S.A (PRWEB) December 19, 2006

Skin care guru and leading skin care product chemist, Sam Dhatt (www. SamDhatt. com), has been submitted for an entry in Qikipedia. com. Wikipedia. com is the popular online encyclopedia tool that categorizes information about famous figures and noted figureheads. Dhatt, and India native, is the founder of Allure Cosmetics and DermaQuest™ Skin Therapy.

Dhatt has developed more than 700 celebrated skin care products, including those available through Allure Cosmetics and DermaQuest™ Skin Care. His research has led to cutting-edge advances in the skin care industry that has revolutionized the way people are able to treat their skin. Many of Dhatt's products are designed to increase the health of skin and to combat the visible signs of aging.

"I am very excited to have been submitted to Wikipedia. com," said Dhatt. "The submission represents a huge step for me. I don't normally get recognized as the founder and developer of these products, so the spotlight is rather unusual."

Dhatt, who has worked behind the scenes to refine the chemical make-up of hundreds of products, is known within the skin care industry for providing cutting edge technology that addresses classic customer concerns. "We've all worked hard to meet the growing skin care needs of people all over the world," said Dhatt. "The companies that I founded merely provide a vehicle for meeting a very large demand."

More about Sam Dhatt

Sam Dhatt has been a leading chemist and innovator in the skin care industry and has been for over 20 years. He has expertly crafted formulas for skin care products and has produced award-winning results that are used in clinics around the world. For more information about Sam Dhatt, visit his site at www. samdhatt. com


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UK Government backs Comodo Secure Computing initiatives

UK Government backs Comodo Secure Computing initiatives

Comodo awarded with an Exceptional Development Grant by the UK Government to help in the capture of a significant share of the Trusted Platform Module market..

London UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2004

Comodo, recognized globally as a leading provider of innovative security products and services, specifically for the areas of cryptography, digital certification and advanced ASIC design, has been awarded an Exceptional Grant Award by the UK Government. Comodo along with IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Intel, AMD and others form the Trusted Computing Group, a consortium which exists to develop and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies. Comodo chairs the Trusted Input work group within TCG focusing on setting the future architecture and standards for trusted Input Devices. Following this award the knowledge and expertise of the Comodo research group will now be channeled into the development of the next generation of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) providing a multifunctional device aimed specifically at the notebook market. This new device will feature a fully patented AntiTheft protection system together with many other security features demanded by the mobile PC market. TPMs are already shipping in volume from IBM, HP and Fujitsu, with adoption rates increasing fast to meet the demand for secure computing.

"The UK Government recognises that Research & Development investment is critical to the future success of the e-economy. With the award of this exceptional grant to Comodo, it clearly emphasises the importance of security." commented Stephen Timms, the UK Minister of State for E-Commerce.

"Government acknowledgement of the expertise that we have in security innovation and integration is extremely welcome at a time when security is such a frontline topic across all sectors of the market," commented Steve Roylance, Technical marketing Director for Comodo, "The need for enterprises to provide a trusted computing platform to employees has increased dramatically in recent months as the existing software only solutions are proven to be vulnerable to physical and software attack. In providing an innovative integrated solution for the portable PC sector of the market we will be able to service the most critical enterprise user - the mobile user".

The growing use of mobile phones, PCs and portable computing devices for private and e-commerce transactions presents an increased risk in the protection and management of personal and commercial data. Allied to this is the increased reuse of stolen equipment through reprogramming techniques. New ways have been developed to break the current range of security systems to the extent that no barriers exist to those dedicated criminals who will then use the data to perpetrate fraud, misuse of the data or reuse of the stolen equipment. Building upon the foundation of the work done by the Trusted Computing Group and version 1.2 of the TPM specification Comodo will focus R&D effort to create a hybrid multifunctional device using best of breed hardware and software components together with their own patented security technology to provide a world class differentiator for the OEM mobile PC market. The TPM concept is expected to be used in the majority of new computers within the next few years, based on TCG specifications; it allows validation of both the computer and its user, and provides secure storage for critical data and passwords. It can verify that a 'trusted process' should run, and establish 'trusted relationships' with other computers to reduce opportunities for viruses and other attacks.

About Comodo

Comodo is an industry leading provider of information security, management and communication technologies - creating innovative and practical solutions for the SMB, enterprise, home, e-commerce, education, healthcare and governmental markets. Through its Infrastructure Solutions product line, the company endows its customers with a competitive advantage with a superior suite of enterprise security, networking and productivity solutions covering perimeter security, VPN, Mail and LAN. Other core technologies include intrusion detection, SSL certificates, content filtering, end-point security and access management - completing a portfolio of solutions that comprise the industry's best combination of security, performance, intuitive interface and value.

Comodo is the worldÂ’s fastest growing provider of critical infrastructure solutions and can be reached at (US) +1 800 772 5185  (Europe) +44 (0) 161 874 7070

Www. comodogroup. com 

Www. trustix. com

About the Trusted Computing Group

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization - of which Comodo is one of the initial members - which exists to develop and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals and devices. Its primary goal is to help users protect their information assets such as data, passwords and keys from compromise due to software attack and physical theft.

The Group was formed as a successor to the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA), which was founded in 1999 by Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft. TCG has adopted the existing TCPA specifications, including the Main (TPM 1.1) specification, and PC Specific Implementation specification. A TSS (TCG Software Stack) specification was announced on September 15, 2003, and the TPM 1.2 specification on November 5, 2003. Work groups have been formed for server, PDA, Trusted Input and digital phone implementation specifications.

Further information is available at www. trustedcomputinggroup. org

Business Growth Strategy Takes 10 Steps

Business Growth Strategy Takes 10 Steps

Leaving any company's growth to chance is dangerous. A company’s best shot at a larger market share comes from developing and implementing a successful growth strategy.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2006

Plucking a farmer from the fields and handing him the keys to the business for a year would make any business owner nervous, right? Of course it would. But there's a good chance that at the end of the year the business would be healthier.

Why? Because farmers know how to grow things. They don't just walk around dropping seeds everywhere and then sit back and wait for the crops to come in. Instead, they get out there and plow the field. Then they cultivate the soil. Then they plant the seeds. Each of these things has to happen before the harvest ever comes. It’s all second nature to a farmer.

Leaving any company's growth to chance is dangerous. A company’s best shot at a larger market share comes from developing and implementing a successful growth strategy.

Over the past decade, Steve Kaplan—businessman extraordinaire, AKA The Difference Maker—has developed a ten-step process for growing or expanding a business. In very general terms, it has to do with taking a look at a company's current revenue streams, defining the current target customers, and using that information to develop growth strategies. Want more customers with the same products, more products for the same customers, both, or an expansion to a new geography? Steve Kaplan’s 10-step method covers all the possibilities:

1. The How and the Who

2. Forks in the Road – Growth Strategies

3. Growth Strategy Options

4. Current Customers and Products

5. Potential Growth Opportunities

6. Assess Viability

7. Selecting the Best Strategy

8. Spring Cleaning for Growth – Organizing the Business

9. Countdown and Timing

10. Measuring Success

The next several press releases will explore each of these steps in detail. In the meantime, find out more about Steve Kaplan’s 10-step method and other ideas for business growth, business management, and business leadership at http://www. differencemaker. com (http://www. differencemaker. com)


Michael Drew


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Morehead Webinar to Discuss Building Workforce Commitment

Morehead Webinar to Discuss Building Workforce Commitment

Extensive research has established a strong link between elevated commitment among employees and positive business outcomes.

Charlotte, N. C. (Vocus) May 20, 2009

Morehead, the human capital research firm, will host a webinar titled "Building Workforce Commitment." The free hour-long webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 1:00 p. m. EST.

Morehead's Vice President of Product Development, Brad Morton and Patrick Corrigan, Morehead's Vice President of Business Development will explain how companies can use the Workforce Commitment Survey to identify and measure the drivers of employee commitment. Morehead uses this and other survey tools, combined with focused metrics and solutions to reduce the uncertainty in managing human capital.

Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
1. A five-step process for improving their healthcare organization
2. A model for understanding the key drivers of workforce commitment
3. An approach for linking an employee survey to strategic business objectives, like patient satisfaction or employee retention
4. Methods for tracking key commitment themes across the employment life-cycle
5. How leadership teams can focus their improvement efforts by integrating multiple data sets, national norms, and business context
6. How to use Morehead's online results navigation for data exploration and presentation - with unprecedented convenience, speed, and ease
7. Morehead's quick and easy online tool and process for action planning

To sign up for the webinar, visit http://moreheadassociates. com/events/registration/event94.html

About Morehead
Morehead delivers human capital surveys, metrics and solutions that enable leaders to make better decisions, build employee engagement, and drive the performance of critical outcomes, such as overall satisfaction, quality, and financial performance. This is accomplished by:
 targeting and focusing human capital initiatives  prioritizing systemic change  informing work unit interventions  aligning employees with business strategies Since 1979, Morehead's approach has been supported by sound research and validated by experience. Clients include healthcare providers, financial institutions, government agencies, universities, service providers, and manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www. moreheadassociates. com.

Media Contact:
Wanda Craig
800.849.2292 x 5515


Elgressy Installs Tested And Approved Weapon Against Legionella

Elgressy Installs Tested And Approved Weapon Against Legionella

Breakthrough water treatment technlogy to eradicate and control legionella pneumophila bacteria tested and approved. Largest Medical Center in Israel orders 3 Elgressy systems.

Nethanya, Israel (PRWEB) September 18, 2006

Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel’s largest medical center with 1,300 beds, has after extensive laboratory and operational tests ordered 3 complete Elgressy LPB units for the eradication and control of Legionella Pneumophila Bacteria in all hot and cold water systems throughout the complex.

The Elgressy LPB system is a state-of-the-art electrochemical system that uses a patented electrolytic method to eradicate and control microorganisms, such as the Legionella Pneumophila Bacteria. The principle of operation is to divert all the water of a water circuit through the LPB reaction tank, where electrolysis kills the microbes by means of an extremely high pH environment and trace, but sufficient, amounts of ozone, radical oxygen and free chlorine. The remnants of the microorganisms are then physically removed from the reaction tank.

The process does NOT use any chemicals or additives, thereby making the system absolutely safe and environmental friendly. Since no foreign substances are introduced, its use is not subject to stringent regulatory controls. The treatment inside the reaction tank does not change or influence the water chemistry in the water system: the content of the water-in is the same as of the water-out, evidently free of microorganisms. As part of the system, an evacuation mechanism and sacrificing electrodes are built in the existing water tanks to prevent any bacterial growth usually prevalent at the bottom of these tanks. The LPB system has a wide array of remote (by GSM) monitoring and control options. Since the system is based on the other Elgressy water treatment systems that prevent scaling, corrosion and biofouling, the LPB system also provides these same benefits.

Legionella bacteria are aerobic gram-negative rods associated with respiratory infections. Legionella are ubiquitous in natural aquatic environments, capable of existing in waters with varied temperatures, pH levels, and nutrient and oxygen contents. Symbiotic existence with algae and other bacteria, particularly in biofilm, increases the availability of nutrients. Legionella are prevalent in anthropogenic waters such as potable water, hot water systems, cooling tower reservoirs, and whirlpools. Aerosol-generating systems such as faucets, showerheads, cooling towers, and nebulizers aid in the transmission of Legionella from water to air. Human inhalation of contaminated aerosols leads to Legionella infections and disease outbreaks.

Various methods to control Legionella are in use, such as systemic sanitization of entire water systems (e. g., thermal disinfection, hyperchlorination, copper-silver ionization) and focal disinfection of specific portions of those systems (UV sterilization, instantaneous heating systems, ozonation). These treatment procedures have each their limitations and disadvantages in preventing the recolonization of Legionella in most water distribution systems.

Substantial advancements have been made since the past years, and the Elgressy LPB system is the latest development with astonishing results. The Elgressy LPB system has been tested at Asaf Harofeh Hospital and consequently approved by the Ministry of Health in Israel. The LPB system is maintenance-free (only requiring bi-annual check-ups and electrode replacement once every 5 years) and affordable, comparable to copper-silver ionization systems in price, but with substantial better results and supplementary systems for safety and back-up.

About Elgressy Engineering Services Ltd.

Founded in 1988, Elgressy Engineering Services Ltd. has developed a technology that has been widely recognized as the most effective method in treating a variety of water quality and management problems, such as controlling Legionella in water systems. Its effectiveness and safety have been proven in laboratories and in several field tests, and has been endorsed by medical facilities, hotels, government departments (prisons, army bases), and sport and health clubs. There are more than 1,900 Elgressy systems installed worldwide. Elgressy products are protected by US and European patents, and other pending patent applications.

The Elgressy water treatment product line will be shown at AquaTech 2006 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 26-29 September.

For more information contact:

Robert Barzelay, COO, All4Aqua Ltd.

Responsible for the World Wide Marketing of the Elgressy product lines.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Global Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices Market to Reach $26.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

Global Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices Market to Reach $26.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices market. Aging global population, and rising incidence of cardiovascular abnormalities, has ensured steady growth for cardiac rhythm management products. Replacement needs, wider cross-section of eligible patient bases and further decline in the prices of CRM devices will propel global market for Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices to reach $26.2 billion by 2015.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009

Cardiac rhythm management devices, the largest segment of the cardiovascular devices market worldwide, comprises of pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), external defibrillators, and catheterization, mapping, and ablation devices. The market for Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices continues to gain momentum with rising incidences of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, expanded clinical indications of CRM devices, and technological innovations such as, product miniaturization, development of durable batteries, and biocompatible materials. ICDs, pacemakers, and external defibrillators are witnessing an expansion in application possibilities in addition to its present use in cardiac rhythm management.

Uses of pacemakers have extended from treating heart blocks and bradycardia, atrial arrhythmias to brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, severe pain management and certain forms of cardiomyopathy. Cardiac pacemakers, for instance, are being increasingly utilized to eliminate sudden mortality occurrence among epileptic patients. Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) remains the most unexplored segment of cardiac rhythm management market. Patients on sophisticated dual-chamber pacemakers are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation, or to be hospitalized for heart failure, than those who receive single-chamber pacemakers. Immense growth in the implantation of ICDs during the period 2003-2005, have also resulted in strong growth in the replacements of implants during 2008.

Although these devices have helped save numerous patients lives, and have been approved by the FDA as critical therapies for management of heart failure, technology glitches continue to frustrate functional performance of these devices. Putting behind the shock of product recalls that ravaged manufacturer revenues, and shaved market growth, the cardiac rhythm management (CRM) market is presently shaping up with the beleaguered players stepping up their emphasis on product safety and technology developments. The damage caused by high profile recalls, over the last few years, is likely to be offset by the unabated rise in heart treatment procedures, across the US, Europe, and other developing regions.

As stated by the new market research report, United States represents the largest market for Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiac_Rhythm_Management_CRM_Devices_Market_Report. asp). The market for CRM devices, although mature in the United States, is forecast to depict steady growth patterns due to the rising number of cardiac related disorders. Global Internal Cardiac Defibrillators market (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiac_Rhythm_Management_CRM_Devices_Market_Report. asp) is expected to exhibit dynamic growth during the period 2006-2015. Pacemakers market (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiac_Rhythm_Management_CRM_Devices_Market_Report. asp) in United States will experience a stable growth during 2006-2015 period.

Key players in the marketplace include Boston Scientific Corporation, Bard Electrophysiology, Biotronik GmbH & Co KG, Biosense Webster Inc, Medtronic Inc, Medtronic CryoCath LP, Vitatron Nederland BV, Philips Healthcare, St. Jude Medical Inc, and Sorin Group among others.

The report titled "Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices: A Global Market Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, key regional markets, product overview, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes market data and provides analytics in value sales for regions including the United States and Rest of World. The study also analyzes the Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices market by the following product segments - Internal Cardiac Defibrillators, Pacemakers, External Defibrillators, and Catheterization, Mapping, and Ablation (CMA).

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit - http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiac_Rhythm_Management_CRM_Devices_Market_Report. asp (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiac_Rhythm_Management_CRM_Devices_Market_Report. asp)

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) (http://www. strategyR. com/) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world's largest market research publishers. The company employs over 800 people worldwide and publishes more than 1100 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers thousands of smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

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Friday, February 18, 2011




(PRWEB) February 13, 2003

SALEM WITCH TRIALS, a new four-hour mini-series starring Kirstie Alley, Alan Bates, Henry Czerny, Rebecca De Mornay, Shirley MacLaine, Gloria Reuben and Peter Ustinov, will be broadcast Sunday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT; each night) on the CBS Television Network. The drama explores how in 1692 the small Puritan community of Salem, Mass. succumbs to mass hysteria – enabling a small influential force to haphazardly accuse, jail, convict and even kill members of their own churchgoing community whom they suddenly deem to be witches.

This drama is set within a backdrop of a strict religious community struggling to survive the rugged conditions in their New World colony. While contending with various health, safety, comfort and financial hardships, they are suddenly faced with a group of adolescent village girls who seem to be experiencing violent demonic-induced fits. The frightened community is all too quick to believe the girls' explanation – that they have become "afflicted" by witches who are living within their own Puritan community. The Reverend Samuel Parris (Czerny), William Stoughton (Ustinov), the Deputy Governor of Massachusetts, and several other male leaders begin a ruthless witch hunt to purge their town and region. Soon no one is beyond suspicion – though it is the town's women who are most readily accused.

Alley stars as Ann Putnam, the wife of the influential Thomas Putnam, who, in the footsteps of her daughter, Annie, seemingly becomes "afflicted" with strange visions and fits that she publicly blames on the alleged witchcraft of some of her neighbors. Rebecca Nurse (MacLaine), a devoutly religious and kind community elder, is one of the women to fall prey to AnnÂ’s accusations; Nurse's formerly sterling reputation causes a few to, at least, question the validity of such charges of witchcraft. Reuben portrays Tituba Indian, the Parris family's slave servant, who is among the first to be accused. The shocked and terrified Tituba ends up feigning guilt in a desperate attempt to avoid being hanged. De Mornay portrays Elizabeth Parris, Samuel's strong-willed though sickly wife, who, against his wishes, leaves town with their seemingly afflicted daughter, Betty, in an effort to protect the child from being put on display by her witch-obsessed father. Bates plays Sir William Phips, the no-nonsense new Governor of Massachusetts, who appears to be the townspeople's only hope for bringing an end to the disturbing and deadly trials.


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During the yearlong real-life witch trials, 156 innocent people were accused, 30 convicted and 20 killed. This mini-series is the first project to make use of most recent research on this topic.

Kirstie Alley is perhaps best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Rebecca Howe on the television series, "Cheers." Her additional television credits include a starring role in the series "VeronicaÂ’s Closet," an Emmy Award-winning role in the CBS film "DavidÂ’s Mother" and lead roles in the mini-series "Blonde," the movies "Profoundly Normal," (to be broadcast Feb. 9 on CBS), "The Last Don" and "The Last Don II," all on the Network. Alley made her feature film debut in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." Her subsequent movie credits include "Look WhoÂ’s Talking," "Look WhoÂ’s Talking Too" and "Look WhoÂ’s Talking Now," "Sibling Rivalry," "Masquerade," "Deconstructing Harry" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous."

 Sir Alan Bates has won Tony Awards for his roles in "FortuneÂ’s Fool" and "Butley." His additional theater credits include Broadway productions of "Poor Richard," "The Unexpected Man" and numerous productions in London such as "The Caretaker," "Look Back in Anger" and Life Class." Among his extensive feature film credits are "Gosford Park," "The Sum of All Fears," "The Entertainer," "The Fixer" and "An Unmarried Woman." BatesÂ’ television credits include the CBS movie, "NicholasÂ’ Gift."

 Henry CzernyÂ’s film credits include "Mission Impossible," "The Ice Storm," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Interview," "After Alice" and "Cement." On television, he has starred in the movies "My FatherÂ’s Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story," "Ultimate Betrayal" and the mini-series "Haven," all on CBS, "Shattered Vows" and "A Town Torn Apart," the cable mini-series "P. T. Barnum," and cable movies "The Boys of Saint Vincent," and "Further Tales of the City." Among his theater credits are an Off Broadway production of "Arms and the Man" and numerous Canadian regional productions.

 Rebecca De Mornay made her feature film debut in "Risky Business." Her additional film credits include "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle," "Testament," "And God Created Woman," "The SluggerÂ’s Wife," "Dealers," "Feds," "The Three Musketeers," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Never Talk to Strangers." Among her television credits are the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Night Ride Home," on the Network, the mini-series "An Inconvenient Woman" and "The Shining," the movie "Getting Out," the cable movies "Blindside," "By DawnÂ’s Early Light" and "The Con," and a recurring role on the series "ER."

Shirley MacLaine has starred in almost 50 feature films, countless television movies and specials and numerous Broadway plays, and has written several best-selling books. She made her feature film debut in Alfred HitchcockÂ’s "The Trouble with Harry" and won an Academy Award for her role in "Terms of Endearment. Her additional film credits include "OceanÂ’s Eleven," "Steel Magnolias," "Postcards from the Edge, "Guarding Tess," "Some Came Running," "The Apartment," "Irma La Deuce," "The Turning Point" and "Sweet Charity." Among MacLaineÂ’s television movie credits are "West Side Waltz," "Joan of Arc" and "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay," each on the Network. 


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Gloria ReubenÂ’s television credits include starring roles in the series "ER," the CBS series "The Agency," the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Little John," and the movie "Deep in My Heart," both on the Network. Her additional television film credits include "JohnnyÂ’s Girl," "Confessions: Two Faces of Evil," "Percy and Thunder," "Soul Survivor" and "Feast of All Saints." Reuben has guest-starred on series such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "China Beach." Her feature film credits include "Nick of Time," "Timecop," "Happy Here and Now," "Pilgrim" and "Macbeth in Manhattan." Her theater credits include an Off-Broadway production of "The Vagina Monologues."

 Sir Peter Ustinov has worked extensively in film, television and theater. He has won Academy Awards for his roles in the films "Spartacus" and "Topkapi" and Emmy Awards for the television movies "Barefoot in Athens," "A Storm in Summer" and "Omnibus." His additional film credits include "LorenzoÂ’s Oil," "LoganÂ’s Run," "Billy Budd," "Death on the Nile," "Evil Under the Sun" and "Appointment with Death." Among his additional television credits are the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "Gideon" and the CBS movie "13 at Dinner." In addition to numerous London productions, UstinovÂ’s theater credits include Broadway productions of "Romanoff and Juliet," which he also authored, "BeethovenÂ’s Tenth," "Photo Finish" and "The Love of Four Colonels."

 SALEM WITCH TRIALS is a production of Alliance Atlantis, in association with Spring Creek Productions. Ed Gernon ("Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows"), Peter Sussman ("Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") and Paula Weinstein ("The Perfect Storm") are executive producers. Joe Sargent ("A Lesson Before Dying") directed from a script by Maria Nation ("A Season for Miracles").

RATING: To Be Announced

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Women's Health Industry Veteran Jenny Day Brings Her Strategic Marketing Expertise to Connect Healthcare Communications, Inc

Women's Health Industry Veteran Jenny Day Brings Her Strategic Marketing Expertise to Connect Healthcare Communications, Inc.

Day Assumes President’s Role and Helps Expand Connect Healthcare's Position as Leading Women’s Health Strategic Partner in Medical Marketing, Communications, and Education.

Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) April 7, 2010

Connect Healthcare Communications, Inc. (http://www. think-connect. com), a leading women’s health strategic marketing and education company that develops communications strategies for the pharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, and biotech industries, has named Jenny Day as President. Day will report directly to Connect Healthcare Communications CEO, Frank Russomano.

“Jenny has two decades of outstanding experience creating comprehensive communications strategies that focus on key issues in women’s health (http://www. think-connect. com),” explained Russomano. “She understands the impact that these strategies have on healthcare professionals and patient health. We are well positioned for continued growth in 2010 with her managerial, leadership, and team building skills.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Connect Healthcare Communications,” said Day. “Our core focus on increasing awareness of the clinical and technological advancements within the field of women's health is an incredible competitive advantage. The market (http://www. think-connect. com/Services_Market_Research. asp) research and communications plans Connect Healthcare develops are indicative of the powerful strategic partnerships we build."

Day joins Connect Healthcare Communications with more than 23 years of consultative sales, leadership, management, and P&L experience, including online and offline media. She spent more than a decade at Dowden Health Media, where as Senior Vice President/Group Publisher she managed multiple brands covering topics in women’s health, primary care, mental health, and more. Previous affiliations include Advanstar, American Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Economics, and pharmaceutical positions.

Day is active in the healthcare marketing and education industries, holding president, board member, or executive committee member positions at the Association of Medical Media, Association of Business Media, and the Coalition for Healthcare Communication.

About Connect Healthcare Communications, Inc.
Connect Healthcare Communications, Inc. (http://www. think-connect. com), a wholly owned subsidiary of US HealthConnect Inc. (http://www. ushealthconnect. com), provides strategies and solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, device, and consumer companies to advance the knowledge of stakeholders in women's health. Experienced teams understand all stages of the product life cycle, from pre-launch and growth phases through maturity and decline. With a structured focus on the female patient and the stakeholders in women's health, Connect Healthcare Communications brings solutions that advance clinical knowledge through a variety of tools: education, strategy, marketing, research, and training.

For further information, contact Sarah Zeidler, US HealthConnect Inc., 267.464.0978.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Problem-Based Learning: "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum"

CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Problem-Based Learning: "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum"

CME Outfitters announces a neuroscienceCME problem-based learning activity titled "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum." Available immediately at neuroscienceCME. com, this activity is specifically designed to provide a practical hands-on link between two special neuroscienceCME TV broadcasts on the topic of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This special self-study practicum will allow participants to put their learning into practice by applying EBM techniques in a realistic case study vignette.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 20, 2007

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce a neuroscienceCME problem-based learning activity titled "From Paper to Patient: Applying Clinical Literature to Practice Improvements - Self-Study Practicum."

Available immediately at neuroscienceCME. com, this activity is specifically designed to provide a practical hands-on link between two special neuroscienceCME TV broadcasts on the topic of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This special self-study practicum will allow participants to put their learning into practice by applying EBM techniques in a realistic case study vignette. Specifically, participants will be challenged to apply PICO methods to address specific clinical questions, conduct an appropriate literature search, and appraise the evidence obtained and assess it for clinical significance. This activity is certified for 2 hours of multidisciplinary CE credit and will be offered until October 2008.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. There are two methods for registering for this special activity:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/cmea. asp? ID=272 (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com/cmea. asp? ID=272) and click the "Participate in Practicum" icon to begin.
Phone: Call 877.CME. PROS (877.263.7767).

Statement of Need:
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) provides a mechanism for obtaining quality evidence for use in addressing case-based clinical questions. The EBM process involves collecting data on a clinical question, critically reviewing it, putting it into context, and then applying it to the patient.(1) The medical literature is large and ever expanding, but available evidence is of varying quality and relevance to particular clinical problems. Therefore, it is not enough for physicians to scan the literature and choose evidence with which to inform their decision-making without appropriately and systematically appraising its value. In this problem-based self-study, participants will be presented with cases and asked to complete the steps in EBM collection and appraisal of evidence.

Stephen J. Bartels, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Co-Director, Dartmouth Center on Aging
Hanover, NH

Sharon A. Mozian, MD
Medical Director of Acute Outpatient Services
The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center
Pittsfield, MA

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Apply PICO methods to address case-based clinical questions. Conduct an appropriate literature search. Appraise the evidence obtained and assess it for clinical significance.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals seeking to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their clinical practice.

Credit Information:
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned code 6WASUP-PRV-0619. 2.0 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.

CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (2.0 CE credits)

NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 2 continuing education contact hour.

CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 2 hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-000-07-021-H04-P (live presentation) 376-999-08-001-H04-P (recorded programs)

Post-tests and activity evaluations can be completed online at www. neuroscienceCME. com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Resources tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www. cmeoutfitters. com (http://www. cmeoutfitters. com), http://www. neuroscienceCME. com (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com), or call 877.CME. PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
NeuroscienceCME. com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME. com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.

To view all recent neuroscienceCME press releases, visit http://www. neuroscienceCME. com (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com) and click on "News Room" or visit http://www. prweb. com (http://www. prweb. com) and search for "neuroscienceCME."

Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www. neuroscienceCME. com (http://www. neuroscienceCME. com) and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass."

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1308 direct
240.243.1033 fax


Monday, February 14, 2011

The Neuro-Science Of Losing The Weight You Hate And Keeping It Off Past Summer

The Neuro-Science Of Losing The Weight You Hate And Keeping It Off Past Summer

Are you one of the 90 million Americans who are currently on a diet? Do you lose weight only to gain every ounce of it back? Well youÂ’re not alone.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 4, 2004

The Neuro-Science Of Losing The Weight You Hate And Keeping It Off Past Summer

Are you one of the 90 million Americans who are currently on a diet? Do you lose weight only to gain every ounce of it back? Well youÂ’re not alone.

The national center for health statistics suggests that over 64 % of Americans are overweight and that figure is growing every year. There are currently over 300 books on dieting and over 16,000 variations of diets from which to choose. People spend over $40 billion a year on every magic potion or pill that they think will help them lose the weight they hate. Unfortunately, 95% gain back all the weight only to once again look for the next hot new diet.

John Assaraf, one of the worldÂ’s leading optimum performance experts, suggests we look at the cause of this epidemic instead of relying on diets and temporary weight loss tricks.

“People don’t understand how their brain functions and therefore gain all the weight they lose 99% of the time,” said John Assaraf. “To diet using will power and exercise is absolutely the worst way to take off the weight you hate, if you want to keep it off for good."

Will power is a very short-term solution for weight loss since it is controlled by the conscious mind. The latest scientific research shows that the non-conscious, conditioned side of your personality controls five sixths of your behavior and therefore your long-term results.

This means that 83% of the time you are acting automatically at a non conscious level and explains why you regain all your weight back. For permanent weight loss, you must re - train the 5/6th your brain if you really want to keep it off.


A recent discovery has to do with your amygdala. This part of your brain doesnÂ’t like change and will release neuro-transmitters anytime you try to change something in your life like your weight. It picks up any deviation from your normal weight and basically causes you to revert back to your old patterns of thoughts and behaviors. It works exactly like the thermostat in your home that automatically picks up any change in room temperature and then automatically corrects it. This explains why people on diets often go on eating binges even while they are on their diet.

Through the years we become conditioned to a certain internal “weight set point” Once this is done we don’t have to think about the day-to-day food intake and activities we need to do to maintain our internal image. This is exactly how we form our habits. Once any habit is ingrained in our brain we function automatically without thought to maintain that internal image. If you don’t like your current weight, you must break your old patterns and old conditioning at the non-conscious level or face the pain of the yoyo syndrome.

Your internal mental system operates exactly like the mechanism that keeps airplanes, missiles or boats on course once they have set their coordinates into the system.

The outer body is only an expression of the internal image. If you want to see permanent changes on the outside, you must re-train the mental image on the inside first.

The most recent research suggests that it takes about 30 days of everyday mental training to “re-train” the brain if you want long lasting and permanent weight loss. By doing a few simple visualization exercises seeing yourself at your perfect weight, you start to recondition your internal image and you begin to erase the old image.

The more you do this the faster youÂ’ll see results. The good news is that you canÂ’t get a brain hernia if you overdo it.

Positive Affirmations

Another simple technique you can use is a written positive affirmation. For example, declare:

·I now weigh xxxx.

·My body fat is xxxxx.

·I feel and look great

·I am at my ideal and perfect weight now

If you repeat reading this and really seeing it on the screen of your mind for at least 30 days, youÂ’ll have a far superior chance of keeping to your ideal weight. You can also cut out photos of the body type you like and paste your picture to it and review it as frequently as possible.

The reason for using present tense affirmations is simple. The non-conscious side of your brain does not know the difference between an actual event and a lie or an imagined one and, it also does not understand the future. Once it is conditioned through repetition and real life or imagined experiences, it will immediately make the outside match up with the internal image.

EPSi Set to Unveil Enhanced Cost Accounting System at Annual Leadership Conference

EPSi Set to Unveil Enhanced Cost Accounting System at Annual Leadership Conference

- Enterprise Performance Systems, Inc. (EPSi), a leading provider of healthcare decision support systems, announced the release of the latest version of their Enterprise Cost Manager application. The Enterprise Cost Manager is part of the complete Decision Support solution that also includes Enterprise Budget Manager, Product Line Analyst (includes Contract Management), Capital Budget Manager, and Enterprise Management Dashboard.

(PRWEB) September 30, 2004

Enterprise Performance Systems, Inc. (EPSi), a leading provider of healthcare decision support systems, announced the release of the latest version of their Enterprise Cost Manager application. The Enterprise Cost Manager is part of the complete Decision Support solution that also includes Enterprise Budget Manager, Product Line Analyst (includes Contract Management), Capital Budget Manager, and Enterprise Management Dashboard.

The Enterprise Cost Manager automates the monthly costing process and requires a minimum amount of resources to install and maintain. The Enterprise Cost Manager ensures that not only are costs computed on time, but that they also tie back to your General Ledger each month. The system will automatically handle new accounts, perform re-classes and adjustments, and allocate overhead expense based on dynamically generated user-defined statistics.

The Enterprise Cost Manager distributes the RVU development and maintenance process to your Department Managers via your Intranet. Online RVU worksheets give those managers access to labor, capital and supply data to quickly and easily calculate accurate RVUs. Building and updating RVUs is a breeze with the RVU worksheets. Not only does this approach dramatically reduce the time to develop and update costs, it also facilitates participation, ownership, and accountability on the part of the Department Managers while enhancing understanding of management reports.

EPSiÂ’s Enterprise Cost Manager provides the flexibility and sophistication to fit any organization. The Enterprise Cost Manager system employs a variety of methods, from ratio of cost to charges, to micro-costing, to direct patient costing, to activity-based costing and everything in between. Enterprise Cost Manager requires little or no staff to calculate monthly, quarterly, or yearly costs accurately!

EPSi provides an innovative suite of web-based applications that automate flexible budgeting, productivity, cost accounting, financial modeling, contract management, product line analysis, enterprise-wide reporting and executive dashboard key indicator presentation. Due to its innovative web-based design, EPSiÂ’s decision support software system can serve hospitals and health systems of any size. For more information visit www. EnterprisePerformanceSystems. com


South Florida Clinical Professionals to be Honored at Sierra Tucson’s “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast

South Florida Clinical Professionals to be Honored at Sierra Tucson’s “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast

Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental health issues, and pain management, celebrates professional clinicians in the South Florida area who make a difference through their work and dedication. Over 100 professionals will gather to honor colleagues who have been nominated and selected by fellow clinicians to receive Recognition Awards in 7 special categories.

Tucson, AZ (Vocus) September 28, 2010

On Friday, October 1, 2010, Sierra Tucson (http://www. sierratucson. com/) will host the first South Florida “Gratitude for Giving” Breakfast to recognize clinical professionals and others for their considerable contributions to the South Florida community. The breakfast and ceremony will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 a. m. at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida. Over 100 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

The following individuals will be recognized for their years of service to others:

Compassion Recognition – Raul Rodriguez, M. D.

Hope Recognition – Harvey Parker, Ph. D.

Humility Recognition – Harriet Lefley, Ph. D.

Pillar of the Community – William Samek, Ph. D.

Spirit Recognition – Eliot Erlichman, Ph. D., LMHC, CAP, CEDS

Spirit Recognition – S. Roy Erlichman, Ph. D., LMFT, CAP, CEDS

Vision Recognition – Jose Szapocnik, Ph. D.

Gratitude Recognition – Paula Levine, Ph. D.

“Sierra Tucson has been working with clinicians in the South Florida area for over 26 years,” states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucson’s Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community that helps so many people. While Sierra Tucson sponsors this event, the observance is truly shaped by the South Florida therapeutic community to honor the passion of the recovery and behavioral health professionals.”

Sierra Tucson is an internationally renowned, accredited, and multi-licensed treatment center and psychiatric hospital. Sierra Tucson is a leader in providing innovative, individualized treatment plans for coexisting Addictions, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual and Trauma Recovery, and Pain Management. The Progressions Program teaches advanced recovery skills, and complex Assessment Services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson offers a beautiful natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information, call 800-842-4487 or visit SierraTucson. com.

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit CRChealth. com.


Dbaza Announces a New Innovative Product, dbazaÂ’s Diabetes Education for Kids

Dbaza Announces a New Innovative Product, dbazaÂ’s Diabetes Education for Kids

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 19, 2002 – dbaza, inc. today announced the launch of dbaza’s Diabetes Education for Kids CD-ROM, a comprehensive educational tool designed to teach children recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes how to manage their condition.

(PRWEB) September 22, 2002

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 19, 2002 – dbaza, inc. today announced the launch of dbaza’s Diabetes Education for Kids CD-ROM, a comprehensive educational tool designed to teach children recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes how to manage their condition.

“When diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, children and their families have a difficult time understanding and managing the disease,” said Sergey Sirotinin, M. Sc., dbaza’s President and CEO. “We created this product to help them with the process of understanding the basic principles of diabetes care and learning the skills necessary for self-management.”

Each year 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is unique among chronic diseases since it demands a high level of involvement from patients and families in daily care and treatment. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes education is a necessary first step toward helping patients manage the demands of diabetes care and to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.

DbazaÂ’s Diabetes Education for Kids follows guidelines of the ADA and presents basic principles of diabetes care in practical ways. Children use a computer to practice their skills to test blood glucose levels, administer insulin injections, plan meals, and recognize the interrelationship among blood glucose level and insulin, food, and physical activity.

“We approached the design of this product by considering the most current practices in the disciplines of medicine, education, psychology, public health, the arts, and human-computer interaction,” said Daniel Gloyd, M. Des., dbaza’s Senior Experience Architect. “This allows us to create effective and engaging educational experiences for children to facilitate acquisition of knowledge, adherence to the medical regimen, and successful behavioral changes.”

DbazaÂ’s unique approach to the delivery of medical information and its solid scientific foundation was recognized by the U. S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). For several years, dbaza, inc. has been an active recipient of highly competitive NIH Small Business Innovative Research awards that support product development.

About dbaza, inc.

Dbaza, inc. develops educational and self-care tools for children and adolescents with chronic health challenges. The company focuses on the development of comprehensive, practical, and engaging products that help to improve knowledge, increase motivation to learn about the disease, and ultimately lead to better self-care. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dbaza, inc. employs 10 people and collaborates with more than 30 health care professionals from leading medical centers and universities.

Leaders in the Diabetes Education Community Praise dbazaÂ’s Diabetes Education for Kids

“Finally, after teaching children with diabetes for more than 25 years, I found a fun, creative way to get the diabetes facts across.” – Linda Siminerio, PhD, Certified Diabetes Educator, Director, Diabetes Institute, University of Pittsburgh

“I applaud your efforts in developing this interactive tool. I am particularly impressed with the interactive food game that teaches kids carbohydrate counting in a fun way.” – Gwen Enfield, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Mailman Diabetes Center, University of Miami

“This CD-ROM covers the basics of diabetes very nicely. My 8 year old and I did it together, and she really enjoyed the games and interactive parts.” – Marilyn Clougherty, MSN, Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

For additional information visit dbaza website (www. dbaza. com), or call (412) 681-1180.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Selecta Vending Team Up with Walkers Crisps for Flavour Cup Promotion

Selecta Vending Team Up with Walkers Crisps for Flavour Cup Promotion

The Walkers Flavour Cup is nearly here and to celebrate, Selecta Vending has teamed up with Walkers, giving its consumers the chance to win £1,000 through an exclusive “text to win” promotion.

(PRWeb UK) June 23, 2010

Selecta has kicked off their quarterly promotion with Walkers national Flavour Cup campaign designed to promote Walkers’ new crisp flavours, as well as highlight Selecta’s commitment to bringing its clients and consumers the biggest brands and exciting promotions.

Inspired by World Flavours, Walkers crisp flavours are going ‘bag-to-bag’ to be crowned the World’s best crisp flavour across more than 5,000 Selecta vending machines at office, leisure, health and public vending sites. Exclusive to Selecta, the ‘text to win’ promotion gives its consumers the opportunity to vote for their favourite flavour for the chance to win the £1,000 cash prize.

The Flavour Cup promotion is supported with vibrant POS on Selecta’s vending machines including posters and clings featuring Gary Lineker which is sure to catch consumers’ attention.

“Selecta is delighted to work in partnership with Walkers to run this high profile campaign and exclusive “text to win” promotion. Through hard work and commitment we are proud to once again be supporting our clients and bringing our customers the biggest brands and most exciting promotions.”

Jonathan Barr, Sales & Marketing Director, Selecta UK

“We are delighted to be working with Selecta on what is the biggest campaign in the Crisps, Snacks and Nuts category so far in 2010. Through our partnership with Selecta we are able to bring exciting promotions and new products to consumers, and ensure that Selecta are able to deliver an outstanding offer to their clients and consumers.”

Gavin Cartland, Customer Business Manager, Walkers Snacks Ltd, UK

For more information on Selecta please call
0121 748 9620, email sales(at)uk(dot)selecta(dot)com or visit www. selecta. co. uk

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Congratulations to Louisville Colorado: Named Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine

Congratulations to Louisville Colorado: Named Best Place to Live by CNN Money Magazine

Louisville, CO, home to Zayo Group Corporate Headquarters, named #1 Best Place to Live.

Louisville, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2009

Louisville, CO, the home of Zayo Group corporate headquarters, was named the #1 best place to live by CNN Money Magazine. The employees of Zayo Group congratulate the residents of Louisville for achieving this recognition.

Zayo Group is headquartered in Louisville's historic downtown. Envysion (http://www. envysion. com/cms_web/index. php? N_webcat_id=7), a sibling of Zayo though common investors, is a couple blocks away from Zayo Group. Zayo and Envysion are the two largest employers in downtown Louisville. The employees of Zayo and Envysion enjoy Main Street's multiple coffee and breakfast shops, quaint lunch and dinner venues, ice cream store, and the local barber shop. A park within walking distance of Main Street includes three Bocce Ball courts, which get plenty of use by Zayo and Envysion employees on certain Friday evenings.

Louisville, which has 18,800 residents today, was founded in 1882 by immigrant coal miners. Louisville is six miles from Boulder and 25 from Denver. Its 30 miles of wooded biking and running paths wind through much of town. CNN Money magazine cited the combination of affordable housing, 300 days of sun a year, low unemployment, little crime, good healthcare, low taxes and prime location at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to support the #1 ranking.

"We enjoy our location in the City of Louisville," said Dan Caruso, President and CEO of Zayo Group and Chairman of Envysion. "It is not only a great place to live, but also to work. Congratulations Louisville!"

To learn more about Money Magazine's Best Places to Live list and see the other best towns in America visit the website at money. cnn. com (http://money. cnn. com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2009/).

About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Group (http://www. zayo. com/) is a regional provider of telecom services - including bandwidth, voice and managed services - to carrier, enterprise, SME and government customers. Zayo Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 129 markets in 23 states. Zayo Group consists of three complementary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Enterprise Networks and Onvoy Voice Services.

For more information contact:
Katie McCoy


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Talk With Your Plants, Listen to Them, and See What You Learn

Talk With Your Plants, Listen to Them, and See What You Learn

Join renowned herbalist and author, Susun Weed, at her home in Woodstock, NY, May 14th. She will teach you how to hear the plants with all your senses, and encourage you to trust what you hear.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2005

Join renowned herbalist and author, Susun Weed, at her home in Woodstock, NY, May 14th. She will teach you how to hear the plants with all your senses, and encourage you to trust what you hear.

Do you hear the plants? They speak to you with their forms, colors, tastes, and smells. Are they poisonous? Medicinal? Edible? It's easy to learn their language.

You will learn how to refine your senses and tap into the innate desire for survival and health inside you. End the day sitting with a plant new to you to see what you can learn. Then testing that with the herbal wisdom in books, you may be amazed at how accurate you can be,

“Talking with Plants” will be held at the Wise Woman Center on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 10am-5pm. The cost is $55 if you pay 2 or more weeks ahead; $65 one week ahead; $75 thereafter. Class includes a delicious vegetarian lunch.

This is an At-Home Day with Susun – new this year! Like her one-day workshops, but less formal and more active. Weather permitting, the class leaves promptly at 10:15 am for a walk in the woods with the goats, where you will have a talking stick ceremony, and lots of time to identify and talk about plants and ask questions. When the goats take a break, a wild food lunch will be prepared and enjoyed. Class size will be kept small to allow personal attention. Class held indoors in case of rain.

To reserve your place, contact the Wise Woman Center with your $25 deposit. Mail to PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498, or register online at http://www. ash-tree-publishing. com (http://www. ash-tree-publishing. com).

Vibrant, passionate, and involved, Susun Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition. She challenges conventional medical approaches with humor, insight, and her vast encyclopedic knowledge of herbal medicine. Unabashedly pro-woman, her animated and enthusiastic lectures are engaging and often profoundly provocative. Susun is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world. Learn more at www. susunweed. com or contact the Wise Woman Center at the address above.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love at First Bite! SLOW Eating Class, The Golden Fork, Returns Americans to Rediscover Food and to Enjoy Eating

Love at First Bite! SLOW Eating Class, The Golden Fork, Returns Americans to Rediscover Food and to Enjoy Eating

Americans are killing themselves with habits, such as, gobbling food, stress eating and very little chewing. Fast eating is destructive to the body and quality of life. The practice of mindful eating increases awareness about how and why one is eating and offers solutions to find peace with food and to love eating again.

Pittsburgh (PRWEB) January 7, 2010

Americans consume thousands of pounds of potato chips per year. The global potato chip market generates several billion dollars in the United States alone. Yet if you ever took the time to hold a potato chip in your hand, smell it, feel it and just touch your tongue to the end of it, you might eat a second one but not as many as usual. You can smell, feel and taste the grease and salt. 

“Potato chips are a big stress food.  You can easily eat half a bag within minutes and not realize it. Chips and other snack foods can be savored with 'mindful eating.'"  Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt, of MentalPerformances. com, a Pittsburgh based hypnotherapy service says, “A mindful eating approach creates no guilt or stomach upset."  

Carapellotti, a stress reduction expert, is dedicated to reconnecting people with slower and more conscious eating habits. Often referred to as “being mindful,” this approach transforms people’s relationship to food and eating, 

The practice of mindful eating is gaining ground across the nation. Mindfulness is about increasing awareness, being in the moment and can be applied to eating.

The first bite of food is generally delicious and tasty, however, each subsequent bite becomes less and less satisfying, especially when stress eating. Through mindfulness, the first bite "party-in-your-mouth" experience can offer a similar satisfaction with each bite.

"We have to eat,” says Sanna. “Sadly; eating has become painful and unsatisfying for many people. We pay a huge price for how we eat.”

A solution lies in increasing awareness. Carapellotti has developed The Golden Fork™ to engage clients in how and why they eat. The Golden Fork™ participants become enlightened eaters through hypnotic techniques, guided imagery and psychological acupressure and an extraordinary eating experience. Eating is a mind body event.

Sanna’s The Golden Fork™ sessions are not therapy-, nutrition-, or counseling-based, although changing one’s eating habits can be highly transformative.

The benefits of attending the Golden Fork™ :
Increase awareness of thoughts and emotions that trigger mindless eating. Discover how SLOW eating can ease digestive stress. Understand stress and mindless eating. Eat fewer calories without counting them. Realize the value of food cravings and what they mean. Savor food with all the senses eliminating rushed meals and unconscious snacking. The learning objectives of Golden Fork’s™ Five Step Solution of Mindful Eating Practices: 

Integrate on-the-spot stress reduction strategies to combat stress eating; Create optimal condition for mindful eating of food; Identify craving and how to “read” them; Reveal the process of eating, hunger and cultural influences; Experience Whole Body Mindful Eating Practices, including a Chocolate Meditation. “The Chocolate Meditation reintroduces you to chocolate - in a hypnotic state. You don’t taste chocolate after the first bite if you eat it for stress or PMS,” Sanna says that chocolate and all foods are like fine wine offering a multidimensional satisfying bodily adventure.

Those who should attend The Golden Fork seminars want to change their relationship with food and might be:

Over eaters Fast eaters who “inhale” their food without savoring Overanxious eaters Stress eaters who eat when angry, sad or upset; Failed dieters We are eating ourselves to death. 20% of our total calories are from snacks. Americans increase of calories increased from 1970 to 2000 by a whooping 24% or 530 calories per day.  Add that up every day for 365 days and that is a whooping 183,450 excess calories per year.  Mindful eating stops excessive food intake.

The Golden Fork, mindful eating seminars, returns Americans to the table with an awareness of what and how they are eating. 

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The Golden Fork™
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Has Illinois House Bill 2137 Helped Control Skyrocketing Workers' Comp Costs?

Has Illinois House Bill 2137 Helped Control Skyrocketing Workers' Comp Costs?

One year after implementation, has Illinois House Bill 2137 delivered on its promise to control skyrocketing workers' comp costs for employers? Council on Education in Management is pleased to present answers to this and other crucial workers' comp questions at the Second Annual Illinois Workers' Comp Forum.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 24, 2007

Illinois House Bill 2137, the first major reform to the Illinois workers' comp (http://www. ilwcforum. com) system in over 20 years, was enacted with the goals to control skyrocketing workers' comp costs for employers, fight workers' comp fraud, and improve workers' comp benefits for employees. One year after its implementation, has House Bill 2137 delivered on its promise? Has there been a cost savings to employers or an improvement in the climate for business growth in Illinois? Join us at the Illinois Workers' Comp Forum 2007 where Senator Kwame Raoul will address the successes and failures of HB 2137 and how the remaining challenges can be dealt with by the legislature.

In addition, this innovative event will teach strategies for putting practices in place to successfully get employees back on the job (http://www. ilwcforum. com) as quickly as possible and keep them progressing toward full productivity. Find out how the University of Chicago Hospitals has dramatically reduced the number of employees out on workers' comp from an average of 50-75 to 10. Discover how three vastly different organizations took control of workers' comp costs attributable to back injuries, resulting in savings of over $1 million per year. Learn how you are affected by recent workers' comp statutes (http://www. ilwcforum. com), effective July 2005, which established criminal penalties for all types of workers' comp fraud, including employee fraud, employer fraud, and medical provider fraud.

"The Illinois Workers' Comp Forum puts the entire Illinois workers' comp system under a microscope and shows organizations the strategies to protect their bottom line,” says Michael Fitton, Director of Marketing for Council. “It also offers the chance to interact with leading workers’ comp suppliers who will showcase innovative solutions and provide practical advice on controlling workers’ comp costs.”

The Second annual Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum will give Illinois employers (http://www. ilwcforum. com) straightforward answers from industry experts and will help employers devise a strategy to lower workers’ comp costs and enhance current programs. Presenters will include experts from the legal, insurance, administrative, and health care fields.

Presenters scheduled to appear include:

Senator Kwame Raoul


Dennis Ruth


Christopher Gibbons



2007 Illinois Workers' Comp Forum Program Chair

Jay Dee Shattuck, CAE


2007 Illinois Workers' Comp Forum Program Chair

The Illinois Workers' Comp Forum will create multiple opportunities to meet and network with industry experts and colleagues who also face challenging workers’ comp issues. Top Illinois organizations will provide proven tactics that have afforded them success with their workers’ comp programs.

For more information, visit http://www. ilwcforum. com (http://www. ilwcforum. com).

For over 30 years, Council has provided high-quality employment law, workers' comp, and HR training to human resource and other business professionals across the U. S. Over one million delegates have attended our programs to date! Our events provide innovative solutions to the workplace challenges you face every day, from FMLA compliance to managing an internal investigation, and everything in between.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

With More People Exercising Outdoors, Dr. Bakst Recommends Ways To Achieve Drug Free Foot and Knee Pain Relief

With More People Exercising Outdoors, Dr. Bakst Recommends Ways To Achieve Drug Free Foot and Knee Pain Relief

With the warmer weather taking hold, millions of people are taking it outside and doing more exercise. Unfortunately, many will experience knee and foot pain because of the rigors of running and doing other exercises on concrete. Dr. Bakst recommends ways to help achieve drug free foot and knee pain relief.

Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2008

Once the warmer weather arrives, millions of people kick up their exercise routines and take to the streets with running and walking regimes. For many people, knee and foot pain can result in seriously hampering their exercise efforts. For safe, non-drug foot and knee pain relief (http://www. drbakstmagnetics. com/index. php? option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=85) methods, Dr. Bakst offers effective, patented products.

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Personal trainers and sport physicians recommend that anyone undertaking an exercise program speak with their doctor beforehand and to ensure that they have a proper pair of running or walking shoes.

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About Magnatech Labs Inc: (http://www. drbakstmagnetics. com/)
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Friday, February 4, 2011

$1 Billion Funding Milestone Achieved at United Capital Funding Corp

$1 Billion Funding Milestone Achieved at United Capital Funding Corp.

United Capital Funding Corp., the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States today announced that it has reached $1 Billion in client funding since its' formation in 1997

Saint Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2009

Saint Petersburg, Florida, December 15, 2009 - United Capital Funding Corp. www. ucfunding. com, the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States today announced that it has reached $1 Billion in client funding since its' formation in 1997.

United Capital Funding, based in Saint Petersburg, Florida, began operations in 1997, utilizing a conservative, risk adverse business model to provide entrepreneurial clients with Accounts Receivables based funding and professional credit management solutions. Starting with a single Florida based client, United now serves clients in 34 states, and now also has offices located in Nashville, Tennessee and Phoenix, Arizona.

"We are honored to be able to accomplish this historic milestone in 2009, in spite of a very challenging economic environment," said Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital. "It is testament to our great clients, partners, and employees that we have been able to operate successfully and achieve this milestone this month; recalling that our firm was formed by our Chairman, Jerry Curley and Managing Partner, Ivan Baker in 1997. We thank each and every one of them for being a key part of our success."

United Capital has been able to support this growth, due to support from key partners such as First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, United Capital's state of the art online tools allow clients to access information securely via the Internet, which has contributed to the significant expansion at United. Clients are able to access critical information to allow them to more profitably manage their businesses at United's top rated Google website, www. ucfunding. com
"We plan to leverage our success and look forward to growing in 2010", Mandula also commented. "Our goal is serve our clients to the best of our ability, and continue to manage utilizing a conservative, professional approach to providing AR based funding to clients nationally."

United Capital Funding Corp. is the fiscally savvy option for healthy companies in the manufacturing, service, staffing, distribution, technology and professional services sectors looking to profit from the flexibility and speed of partnering with a privately held, well capitalized funding source. A partnership with United means that the company gains monetary as well as back room efficiencies when competing in the current very challenging economic environment.

About United Capital Funding Corporation
United Capital Funding Corp. is the leading professional Accounts Receivable funding, and AR management services based firm in the United States today. Established in 1997, United has successfully partnered with entrepreneurial firms with annual revenue from startup stage to over $50 Million. With clients in over 34 states, United possesses the financial resources to serve firms seeking to improve their cash flow and reduce costs. United is headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, and also has regional offices in Nashville and Phoenix. Additional information on the specialized business financial services provided by United, including factoring, Accounts Receivable management, and working capital are available online at their top rated Google website; www. ucfunding. com; via email at mark@ucfunding. com; and by telephone (877) 894-8232.

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Gold Systems, Inc, an independent provider of voice-powered solutions has engaged in a contract to supply voice applications to CIGNA International, the European division of the CIGNA Corporation, one of the worlds leading healthcare providers.

(PRWEB) October 6, 2002


Gold Systems, Inc, an independent provider of voice-powered solutions has engaged in a contract to supply voice applications to CIGNA International, the European division of the CIGNA Corporation, one of the worlds leading healthcare providers.

As part of an ongoing services and technology review, CIGNA International has identified that the implementation of voice applications will be beneficial to both the customers and staff at CIGNAÂ’s customer service centre in Greenock, Scotland.

Jill Kennedy, Director of Customer Service, CIGNA said, “We are committed to ensuring our customer service is continuously improving and with Gold’s assistance we are able to make ongoing operational improvements. Furthermore, by utilising the latest technology we make ourselves even more accessible to our customers.”

“Working in partnership with Gold Systems and Incovo, CIGNA International’s hardware supplier, has allowed CIGNA International to produce a strategic roadmap for their use of current and future technologies,” said Stephen Savage, Channel Manager, Gold Systems. “CIGNA International are extremely customer focused and it is refreshing to engage with an organisation who pride themselves, to this level, on their customer service, now and in the future,” he added.

About Gold Systems

Gold SystemsÂ’ self-service solutions drive enterprise efficiency and lower costs using the power of voice to automate routine tasks. Driven by Vonetix, Gold Systems' products and solutions easily integrate into an enterprise's existing infrastructure, protecting system investment, speeding application deployment and reducing development costs. Specialising in solutions for the financial, government, healthcare, insurance, retail/e-commerce and utility industries, Gold Systems counts 11 of the Fortune 20 as clients. Gold Systems was named to the Inc. 500 and Deloitte and Touche Fast 500 lists of fast-growth, privately held companies. Visit www. goldsys. com

The companyÂ’s UK office is based at Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, RG7 1WY. Tel: 0118 988 0297 and at www. goldsys. com

About Vonetix

Vonetix, by Gold Systems, provides a single infrastructure for integrating speech recognition, interactive voice Response System, back - and front-end office systems, and wireless Web technologies with an enterprise’s existing customer communication interfaces. Vonetix offers a portfolio of plug-ins to further enhance connectivity and allow the enterprise to deploy customer support solutions more rapidly and economically – all while using standard development tools that work with their existing legacy systems. Check out the other plug-ins available from Gold Systems: Document, JDBC, MQSeries, Reporting, Sockets, and TNSeries. More information is available online at www. vonetix. com

About CIGNA International

The CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries constitute one of the largest publicly owned employee benefits organisations in the United States. The subsidiaries are major providers of employee benefits offered through the workplace.

CIGNA companies deliver protection and peace of mind to our customers around the globe. From our American roots in Philadelphia and Hartford, we've branched into Asia and the Pacific Rim countries, into Europe and throughout the Americas. Today, we are one of a handful of organisations that offers truly international benefits, insurance and financial services.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aging Expert Offers Tips on How Older Adults Can Become Active in 2010

Aging Expert Offers Tips on How Older Adults Can Become Active in 2010

It's the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it's mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, these tips range from the helpful to the downright dangerous. To help combat this misinformation Colin Milner, CEO of The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the world's largest association for the senior fitness and wellness industry, has put together the following 20 tips.

Vancouver, B. C. (PRWEB) December 23, 2009

It's the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it's mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, these tips range from the helpful to the downright dangerous. To help combat this misinformation, Colin Milner, CEO of The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the world's largest association for the senior fitness and wellness industry, has put together the following 18 tips:

1. Get a checkup
Meet with your healthcare provider to see whether you'll need to consider any special modifications before starting an exercise program. If necessary, get a clearance to begin a program.

2. Know your options
Before starting any program, examine your options. Pick a program you know you will enjoy. Some individuals like to go to a gym and do a structured workout, while others enjoy a neighborhood walking club. Either will help improve your fitness, ability to function and quality of life-but only if you do it regularly.

3. Determine your participation style
Would you prefer taking a class or going solo? Are you a morning or night person? Does indoor fitness appeal to you, or would you prefer to play outside? Could you dedicate large blocks of time to physical activity or could you fit only shorter, more frequent intervals into your schedule? Be realistic about how you participate.

4. Start slowly
Many people are eager to get started and sometimes overdo it, which usually makes them sore and can make them want to stop. A good way to start slowly is to discover your baseline. Record all your activities during each waking hour or for two - or three-hour time blocks, tracking how much time you are sedentary (e. g. sitting at your desk) or active (e. g. walking to the bus stop). At day's end, count how many hours you have and have not been physically active. Then look at when you could fit some short (e. g. 10 minutes) bouts of brisk walking into your day.

5. Set specific short - and long-term goals
Make goals as specific as possible. For example, On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I will do a brisk, 10-minute walk in the morning before my shower, at lunch time and after dinner. Being specific means you are planning for activity in your day and making it a priority. Long-term goals are also important.

6. Make a list
List the benefits you expect from your physical activity program, then make sure these are realistic and reasonable. Many people expect enormous benefits, such as losing 30 pounds in a month. When these benefits don't materialize, they feel disappointed and relapse because they feel like they've failed. Try to make the benefits about things you can control, rather than an outcome (such as weight).

7. Invest in your health
Do you want to spend money on joining a program? Or would you prefer to develop a program you can do for little cost, using objects or props in your home or office? Both options are available.

8. Checkout the facility you want to join
Does the facility feel friendly? If the facility has a pool, what is its water temperature? About 84-86°F is comfortable for moderate to vigorous activity, while warmer temperatures are nice for range-of-motion and relaxation programs. Ask to try various programs, so you can decide which program feels the most comfortable and fun.

9. Checkout the staff
Are the people who work in the facility friendly and interested in you? Are they qualified to work with older adults? Are they interested in helping you learn how to modify exercises to fit your fitness level and conditions? Talk to mature adults who currently participate in their programs to build a complete picture.

10. Every step counts
Wear a step counter throughout the day to count how many steps you take. Less active people tend to take about 4,000 steps or fewer per day. Aim to do 250 to 1,000 additional steps of brisk walking, until you reach 8,000 to 10,000 steps in a day.

11. Know your challenges
List things that keep you from being active and come up with a solution for each. Recognize that challenges can be overcome.

12. Wear the right shoes
Foot comfort and support is important for all impact physical activities. If you have arthritis, diabetes or orthopedic problems, you can remain physically active with the help of appropriate padded sock products and shoes.

13. If it hurts, don't do it
Work around pain, not through it.

14. Make your car work for you
Park at the outer edges of the grocery store parking lot, rather than looking for the space closest to the door. Walk up the first flight of stairs in a high-rise, rather than waiting for the elevator.

15. Follow a well-rounded program
Include all five components of a successful program: warm-up, flexibility, cardio, resistance and cooldown.

16. Reward yourself
Once you've reached your goal, treat yourself to something that reminds you what a good job you've done and encourages you to continue. Make it something that feeds your spirit, but is not necessarily food or an expensive purchase.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
ICAA is the world’s largest membership association dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, recreation, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with the 50 plus population. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia ministries of Health, and Healthy Living and Sport.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Growth Hormones Direct Releases Tip Sheet for Identifying Valid Growth Hormone Spray and Homeopathic HGH Formulas

Growth Hormones Direct Releases Tip Sheet for Identifying Valid Growth Hormone Spray and Homeopathic HGH Formulas

Growth Hormones Direct releases tip sheet for identifying valid growth hormone spray and homeopathic HGH formulas.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) September 29, 2010

Growth Hormones Direct (http://www. growthhormonesdirect. com) releases a tip sheet that can be used to identify valid growth hormone spray, homeopathic HGH formulas (http://www. growthhormonesdirect. com/buy-growth-hormone-hgh/index. php) and other naturopathic HGH based supplements. The wide number of options leaves many unsure in their process of looking for solutions to increase their health. Many people have no idea of how to differentiate between effective products and ineffective products.

Tip Sheet for Identifying Valid Growth Hormone Spray, Homeopathic HGH Formula, and naturopathic HGH based supplements (http://www. growthhormonesdirect. com/growth-hormone/growth-hormones-news/growth-hormones-direct-releases-tip-sheet-for-identifying-valid-growth-hormone-spray-and-homeopathic-hgh-formulas/):

1. Check for negative reviews or listings regarding the company online. A large number of negative reviews indicates a poor choice.

2. Do not be deceived by price. If the price of products are astronomical in comparison to the competition that does not mean it's a better product. It could just mean that they are ripping off their customers. If the price is shockingly low in comparison to the competition that does not mean it's a quality product with a discounted price. It could mean you will be getting a lower quality product.

3. Look for appropriate contact information. There should be a phone number in addition to online forms of contact.

4. Ask questions and make sure that there is a person available to provide you with answers

5. Order your HGH products from a site that offers plenty of information regarding the products, ease of use, industry knowledge, etc.

Dr. J. Ronald Willis of Growth Hormones Direct said, "It's not always easy to know which products are quality and which are low quality. But if you are able to get in touch with the distributor and ask questions about the production process, available instructions, etc. consumers can feel much more at ease with their choice."

Growth Hormones Direct urges consumers to watch 'Science…Meet Nature' as they reap the benefits of optimizing their hormone levels through proper use of the homeopathic growth hormone formula. Optimal hormone levels allow individuals to enjoy increased general health. Growth Hormones Direct is an Arizona based distributor of quality health foods, supplements, pharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals.

To get further information on Growth Hormones Direct or the benefits of the homeopathic growth hormone formula contact:

Contact: Dr. J. Ronald Willis
Company: Growth Hormones Direct
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