Thursday, March 31, 2011

Geonetric November Webinar Double Feature

Geonetric November Webinar Double Feature

Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) November 13, 2005

Geonetric, an industry leader in healthcare web solutions has announced a double feature for its November Webinar event. The double session includes a reprise to last month’s webinar on “Authenticity in Healthcare Marketing” due to the overwhelming response received. In addition, Geonetric is reporting the results of the July “eHealth Industry Initiatives” comprehensive survey.

The Authenticity in Healthcare Marketing Webinar will discuss how the new revolution in marketing is causing many organizations to realize traditional marketing techniques lack effectiveness to reach their audiences. Today, with access to cutting edge technology, there is the ability to use online channels to touch consumers in a new way.

The webinar will discuss the latest technologies and trends including:

-Online Health Blogs and how they can be used to enhance existing marketing efforts

-Ask the Expert Feature as a channel to connect patients and staff

-Video Testimonials including custom emails and filters to create a unique and relevant displays of information and services

This webinar will take place on both Wednesday, November 16th and Friday, November 18th at 2:00 pm Central Standard Time.

Geonetric's second webinar will cover the Comprehensive Industry Study on the Growth of eHealth Initiatives, comprised to capture the industry's current state and future plans for eHealth development. Surveying over 3,000 industry professionals, the data was correlated with Geonetric’s health consumer surveys (with over 7,000 responses) which will expose some eye-opening results. The presentation will also include a national benchmark and health consumer statistical comparisons.

The webinar will take place on both Monday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 Central Standard Time.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Ben Dillon, VP of Strategic Services with Geonetric. A dynamic solutions consultant, Ben is skilled with over 9 years of business and technology expertise. He provides an unparalleled level of insight for organizations such as University of Iowa Health Care, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital

About Geonetric

A healthcare web technology company founded in 1999, Geonetric is focused exclusively on advancing the way hospitals interact and communicate with their markets. Through its products and services, Geonetric provides hospitals and health systems with the online tools necessary to increase patient satisfaction, improve patient/physician communications, generate direct revenue, and streamline internal processes - advancing the industry towards the goal of achieving complete eHealth.

To learn more, visit the Geonetric web site at http://www. geonetric. com (http://www. geonetric. com)


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beware, Vitamin Enhanced Drinks Can Make You Fat, says Dr. C. W. Randolph, Author of the Upcoming Book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat

Beware, Vitamin Enhanced Drinks Can Make You Fat, says Dr. C. W. Randolph, Author of the Upcoming Book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat

People trying to lose want to feel their best, says Dr. Randolph, but some of these new vitamin feel good drinks are packing back on the calories of dieters.

Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2007

People trying to lose want to feel their best, says the author of the upcoming book "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat" C. W. Randolph, Jr., M. D., R. Ph., "Most people trying to lose a few pounds want to be healthy and vital, not puny and listless as the pounds come off. At first glance it would seem that the new plethora of vitamin infused drinks -- such as Vitamin Water, SoBe Life Water, Airforce Nutrisoda and Propel Fitness Water - would be just what they need. Look again. There are real calories in all those nutrient-fortified sodas."

Before you sip your vitamins through a straw, consider this: your good health has suddenly become a big dollar business and that could put you at risk of being conned.

According to an article published in the July 24th issue of the Wall Street Journal, the explosion of nutrient-laced drinks reflects consumers' desire for more healthful choices than soda. These drinks' combined U. S. volume more that tripled from 2001 to2006, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp., compared to 5% growth for the U. S. beverage industry overall.

"These growth statistics tell me that a lot of health-conscious Americans are being duped," says Dr. Randolph. "Many of the nutrients touted to be in these drinks are present in such small amounts that they won't make a difference. And, these hyped 'healthy drinks' are sold at prices up to twice as high as that of plain bottled water."

So what's a well-intentioned, health-conscious individual supposed to do? "Very simply, eschew those hyped-up calorie-ridden health drinks, drink filtered or bottled water and take a good multi-vitamin and, also, a calcium-magnesium supplement. When it comes to water, drink at least eight 10 oz glasses a day. Drink a glass of water with each meal and, then, sip throughout the rest of the day. Although water contains no calories and may contain no micronutrients, it is an indispensable aid to digestion, nutrient absorption and waste-elimination. "

Dr. Randolph continues, "Water also impacts how your body metabolizes fat. Let me explain. One of the functions of the liver is to convert stored fat to energy. Another function of the liver is support kidney function. If the kidneys are water-deprived, the liver has to do their work along with its own, lowering its total productivity. It then can't metabolize fat as quickly or efficiently as it could when the kidneys were pulling their own weight. If you allow this to happen, not only are you being unfair to your liver, but you're also setting yourself up to store fat."

Water and Vitamins equal 0 calories and a Healthier, Thinner Body says Randolph.

For more information on "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat," go to www. hormonewell. com. For media inquiries, please contact Nanette Noffsinger at 615-776-4230.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Aquire Reports Record Year-To-Date Profit Level

Aquire Reports Record Year-To-Date Profit Level

Q3 Sales Up 32%

Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2009

Aquire, the global leader in workforce planning and management solutions, today announced record quarterly revenue and profit with Q3 sales up 32% over the same period last year. Key customer wins in the third quarter include Belgacom, Government of the District of Columbia, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kindred Healthcare and Scotia Bank.

"We're finding that in a tight economy companies have increased the priority of investing in their workforce and Aquire's business is benefitting from that investment. While our OrgPublisher sales remain strong, we're seeing a dramatic jump in demand for our modeling and succession modules. The breadth of our solutions as well as our cost-effective and easy to deploy model are among the reasons cited by our customers for choosing Aquire," said Tom McKeown, President and COO of Aquire. In fact, a recent company survey showed that 93% of Aquire global customers who've purchased in the last year experienced a measurable or significantly measurable positive impact on their organization's productivity by using Aquire solutions."

The most significant announcement in Q3 was the unveiling of InSight (http://www. aquire. com/docs/pdf/briefs/insight_brochure. pdf), the company's soon to be released, hierarchy-driven workforce analytic solutions. With the unveiling of InSight, the company continues its winning tradition of bringing innovative solutions to HR professionals and executives for more than 15 years. Aquire pioneered the automatic organizational charting market with the introduction of OrgPublisher in 1994 and recently released a series of powerful OrgPublisher Modules that help companies with their succession planning, workforce modeling, and workforce data integrity initiatives. Other announcements in Q3 included the release of the OrgPublisher Modeling Module for SAP® solutions and the introduction of OrgPublisher Premier 9.1 with extended workforce analytics capabilities and span of control and layer metrics.

Aquire's commitment to customer satisfaction, industry-leading solutions and corporate culture is reflected by the numerous awards it has received, including being named to the Best Companies to Work for in Texas list for the third consecutive year, being named as one of the best places to work by the Dallas Business Journal, being chosen one of the Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management by KMWorld for the fifth consecutive year, and being recognized by Titan Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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About Aquire
Fifteen years ago, Aquire pioneered the enterprise organizational charting industry. Today, the company continues to lead the market with innovative products that help organizations visually analyze, manage and model vital workforce information. Aquire's flagship product, OrgPublisher, is relied on by thousands of companies worldwide to increase information visibility, expedite decision making and streamline HR activities. American Airlines, Barclays Bank PLC, Fiat, Braun Gillette, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle UK, Shell Oil, Verizon, and Mercedes-Benz are just a few of the more than 2,700 organizations in 125 countries that rely on Aquire solutions to manage data for 10 million working professionals worldwide. Visit us today at www. aquire. com. For the latest in workforce management opinions and trends, visit the Aquire blog http://blog. aquire. com (http://blog. aquire. com) moderated by Aquire CEO Lois Melbourne, GPHR.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Women to Women Announces New, "Green" Product Packaging

Women to Women Announces New, "Green" Product Packaging

Highly recyclable box to replace existing plastic tub for Essential Nutrients product line

Yarmouth, ME (PRWEB) April 22, 2008

- Women to Women announced today that it will begin packing its Essential Nutrients women's nutritional supplement in a highly recyclable, environmentally friendly box. The box replaces a plastic tub and will debut on Earth Day 2008 (April 22nd).

"We stress detoxification to patients in our clinic, and it's important to recognize that extends to our environment," said Marcelle Pick, co-founder and director of the renowned clinic in Yarmouth, Maine. "We are all interconnected with the world we live in, and any time we can take steps to improve the health of the planet, it means our own lives become that much healthier too. We are very excited about this change in packaging."

The new packaging will be used with Women to Women's Essential Nutrients, the complete women's formula at the foundation of the Personal Program. Essential Nutrients (http://www. womentowomen. com/products/essentialnutrients. aspx) combines three essential formulas that work together to support both a healthy metabolism and hormonal balance especially for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Women to Women is planning to launch a new soy product in late April that will also be packaged in a new recyclable box.

"Since opening the doors at Women to Women over 21 years ago, we have known the role a healthy environment plays in maintaining a healthy body," said Pick. "We are happy to be stepping up our efforts to keep the planet green."

About Women to Women:
Women to Women (http://www. womentowomen. com) is America's leading medical practice devoted to health care for women, by women. Founded over 21 years ago, it has always advocated an approach to women's health that combines the best of alternative and conventional medicine. Through its practice, website, and publications, Women to Women supports over a million women a year in their efforts to create health and well-being in their lives.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Study Finds Gene Variation Drives Effectiveness of Chromium Picolinate on Body Composition and Weight Loss

Study Finds Gene Variation Drives Effectiveness of Chromium Picolinate on Body Composition and Weight Loss

Groundbreaking nutrigenetic study from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Salugen, Inc. is first to find DRD2 gene influences efficacy of leading chromium nutritional supplement.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2007

Salugen (www. salugen. com), a leading personalized health and wellness company, announced today study results examining the importance of testing for the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene as an indicator of chromium picolinate treatment outcomes. Salugen's core technology platform involves nutrigenetic testing and nutrigenomics solutions. This core technology is behind its portfolio of DNA-customized nutritional products including GenoTrim (www. GenoTrim. com), SpaGen (www. SpaGen. com), and other products. Published in Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology, this groundbreaking nutrigenetic study demonstrates the importance of performing a genetic test and then customizing nutritional supplements for weight loss.

In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled study "Chromium Picolinate (CrP) a Putative anti-obesity nutrient induces changes in body composition as a function of the Taq 1 dopamine D2 receptor polymorphisms" 122 Caucasian subjects (17 men and 105 women; mean age 42.3 years) completed the study to evaluate the affect of the dopamine D2 receptor gene on the effectiveness of chromium picolinate on weight and body composition. All 122 subjects were genotyped for this gene variation and received a DEXA analysis which indicated body composition make up including lean tissue mass, fat, and bone mineral density. Half the group was given chromium picolinate (400 micrograms) and the other half a placebo. Daily the subjects recorded the number of steps taken and the caloric intake and weekly obtained a scale weight. The study indicated that prior to analyzing the genetic information (baseline) there was no statistical difference between the two groups. However, there was statistical significance in all of the weight and fat measures in the group that received chromium picolinate who carried the normal DRD2A2 allele, including change in fat weight (p < 0.041), change in body weight (p < 0.017), percent change in weight (p < 0.044), and body weight change in kilograms (p < 0.012), whereas no significance was found for any parameter in those subjects possessing a drd2 a1 allele. this suggests a possible explanation for some negative findings related to crp supplementation and indicates the importance of genotyping individuals prior to supplementation.

"Weight loss may be the least expensive, longest lasting and overall beneficial therapy for creating wellness, extending life, and improving your appearance. Comprehensive medical weight management programs are recognized by obesity experts throughout the world as the safest, longest lasting, and most effective method for weight control. This type of double-blinded, placebo-controlled study in genetics and nutrition is an important contribution to the field of genetic weight management," states Dr. M. J. Hajianpour, MD, PhD, FACMG, a Board-certified physician in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is the founding fellow of American College of Medical Genetics (www. acmg. net).

Dr. Kenneth Blum, a lead investigator in the study stated, "The cause for obesity is heterogeneous including factors present in the brain's reward circuitry. Because the DRD2A1 allele is associated with many parameters affecting weight including excess calorie intake, the presence of the allele will mask the positive effects of chromium picolinate. To overcome this genetic predisposition, we have demonstrated that including amino acid precursors or neurotransmitter synthesis promoters such as those included in the supplement GenoTrim will reduce cravings and, we predict, will improve the outcome of chromium picolinate in a broader population." Dr. Blum is a researcher at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Chief Scientific Officer of Salugen, Inc.
Chromium Picolinate used in the study was Chromax (www. chromax. com), an ingredient offered by Nutrition21 (NASDAQ: NXXI) of Purchase, New York (www. The combination of chromium moieties with amino acid precursors or natural neurotransmitter synthesis promoters is protected by numerous U. S. patents exclusively licensed to Salugen, Inc.

About GenoTrim
GenoTrim is a DNA-customized nutritional solution for weight management. Based upon an analysis of five important genes effecting weight, GenoTrim ingredients and dosages are genetically-guided to address the underlying genetic factors involved in hormones and metabolism that Harvard Medical Experts suggest influence 70% to 80% of overweight cases. By addressing genetic factors that make individuals prone to weight problems, GenoTrim has demonstrated in studies to help reduce weight, appetite, sugar cravings, snacking, and late-night eating, as well as help support improved sleep, mood, and energy levels which results in sustainable weight loss. For more information on GenoTrim, please visit www. genotrim. com.

About Salugen
Salugen Inc. a leading personalized health and wellness company engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of patent-protected genetic tests and companion DNA-customized therapeutics worldwide. With over 30 years of research conducted on the genetic causes and pharmacology of many heathcare concerns, Salugen is a pioneer and leader in delivering personalized medicine. Currently the Company commercializes nutrigenomic technologies where genetic analysis guides the formulation and delivery of nutritional solutions that are customized to the individual. The company has headquarters in San Diego, CA, with its high-complexity CLIA-certified laboratory services in Los Angeles, CA. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www. salugen. com (http://www. salugen. com).


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Academic Institutions Leverage Wimba in Swine Flu Preparation Plans

Academic Institutions Leverage Wimba in Swine Flu Preparation Plans

Wimba Collaboration Suite™ Enables Real-Time, Live Access to Keep Campus Communities Connected

New York (PRWEB) September 9, 2009

Wimba® Inc., the education technology company that helps people teach people, announced today that colleges, universities and schools across the country are planning to leverage Wimba's collaborative software to prepare for a potential resurgence of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus (Swine Flu). With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting an increase in cases coinciding with the return of students to campus, education leaders nationwide are putting comprehensive plans in place to not only protect their learning communities from the possibility of an outbreak, but also to ensure continuity of teaching and service.

It is paramount that Swine Flu preparedness includes consideration of a scenario in which a physical campus may be closed, or staff and students temporarily quarantined, but instruction continue without interruption. With Wimba Classroom™, instructors can present course material in a virtual classroom, without fear of spreading infection. Archives of this same material are easily created and exported as MP3 or MP4 files, then made immediately available for any ill student to access and review once they've recovered. Archived content will significantly reduce the impact on a student's academic recovery time.

The text chat, blended audio and video, application sharing and whiteboard capabilities of Wimba Pronto™--an academic-centric instant messaging system--enable learning communities to stay connected regardless of physical proximity. Office hours or study breaks can be held online and help-desk services can be delivered virtually. Student-to-student and instructor-to-student interaction is facilitated by the integration of Wimba Pronto with class rosters - ensuring critical time is not lost for students or instructors.

Wimba customers have already successfully activated their disaster recovery plans by utilizing Wimba collaboration and instant messaging technology. These examples highlight how Wimba might also be employed during a Swine Flu outbreak.

Staying Ahead of Disaster
Kansas State University has developed comprehensive online resources for faculty and staff on emergency preparation, featuring information on the use of the Wimba platform. The University of Utah recently produced and distributed a video entitled, "What If They Closed The Campus?" pointing its community to the tools available in the event of a disaster or outbreak such as Swine Flu. Available on YouTube (http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=cLdb0QWEfVs (http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=cLdb0QWEfVs)), the video includes details about the use of course management systems and Wimba for uninterrupted communication. Dalhousie University used Wimba Classroom for Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer to update 150 members of the province's medical community about the Swine Flu outbreak.

"Wimba was the only technology that could ramp up almost immediately and be easily accessible by every physician in the province," said Phil O'Hara, Assistant Director of Academic Computing Services at Dalhousie University.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) holds regular online meetings among its 14 campuses to discuss its disaster preparedness initiatives using Wimba.

Preparedness Pays Off

In April, Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota relied on Wimba Classroom to continue course delivery after the campus was shut down for a month following severe flooding from the Sheyenne River. Last May, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio turned to Wimba Pronto to communicate with students, faculty and administrators after a fire burned down its main administrative building, destroying the university's phone system.

"We were only closed one day," says Raquel Moncado, Instructional Technology Specialist at Our Lady of the Lake University. "Classes resumed right away because of Lake Online, the name we gave our Blackboard system, and Wimba. Many professors conducted classes online from home. We had the tools and we knew how to use them, so we were prepared."

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, several nursing classes at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center relied on Wimba and other online course technologies to help deliver instruction to its students, despite the displacement of many and the fact that several campus buildings were completely non-operational.

"No learning community is exempt from considering the impact of a Swine Flu outbreak. Although preventative measures are obviously key, being prepared with a robust plan to minimize any disruption of teaching or the delivery of services is imperative," said Carol Vallone, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Wimba. "We certainly hope no customer has to deploy its Swine Flu preparedness plan, but are pleased to be part of the solution when and if it becomes necessary."

About Wimba
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative software for distance and blended learning. The Wimba Collaboration Suite, recently awarded the 2009 "Best Education Solution" CODiE award by SIIA, enhances learning, improves outcomes and increases student retention. By combining interactive technologies such as voice, video, podcasting, instant messaging, application sharing, polling and whiteboarding, learning communities are empowered with a unique collaborative environment that fosters dynamic student-to-instructor, student-to-student, and instructor-to-instructor interaction. Our seamless integration with leading course management systems ensures that users have a simplified and familiar workflow. Wimba. People Teach People. www. wimba. com

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PawsConnect. com Launches Brickfish Campaign to Inspire Puppy Love: User-Generated Content Campaign Takes Internet Dating to the Dogs - and Cats!

PawsConnect. com Launches Brickfish Campaign to Inspire Puppy Love: User-Generated Content Campaign Takes Internet Dating to the Dogs - and Cats!

Brickfish(TM), the social media advertising platform, and PawsConnect. com, a new social networking Web site for connected pet people, today announced the "Pet Personals by PawsConnect" campaign featuring profiles of lonesome pets in search of purrrfect love. Anyone can enter their pets or view and vote for their favorite pet profiles. PawsConnect. com will award $350 for the highest scoring entry chosen from the top 100 highest scoring entrants who also sign up for PawsConnect. com. The campaign is located at http://www. pawsconnect. com/contest1.html? utm_source=brickfish.

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) March 3, 2008

 "PawsConnect. com is an entertaining virtual community for pet lovers, which makes the 'Pet Personals by PawsConnect' campaign such a great vehicle to engage animal lovers online," said Sue Howard, Marketing Manager for Pethealth Inc., the parent company of PawsConnect. com. "We encourage anyone who thinks his or her pet is the pick of the litter to enter the campaign."

Entrants upload photos of their pets with a brief description of their pet's perfect love. In addition to the grand prize, $200 and $50 gift certificates from PETCO. com will be awarded to one entry from the top 50 most viral entrants and to one entrant who signs up on PawsConnect. com and posts an entry on his or her PawsConnect. com profile.

According to Howard, thousands of pet lovers will be introduced to the PawsConnect. com site by using the Brickfish platform's patent-pending content sharing tools that enable users to easily share branded User-Generated Content (UGC) with peers through email, Instant Message and by posting on social network sites. The goal of the campaign is to increase PawsConnect. com memberships through a series of entertaining campaigns that engage users.

"The 'Pet Personals by PawsConnect' campaign is a unique way for PawsConnect. com to enlist animal lovers through peer-to-peer endorsement," said Shahi Ghanem, CEO of Brickfish. "Leveraging the power of social UGC and social media, the Brickfish platform will enable PawsConnect. com to spark interaction amongst pet owners and fans everywhere. We look forward to igniting awareness of PawsConnect. com."

The "Pet Personals by PawsConnect" campaign runs through March 19. For more information about Brickfish, visit Brickfish. com.

About Pethealth

Founded in 1999, Pethealth is the second largest provider of pet insurance to pet owners in North America, and the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names, including PetCare, ShelterCare, CherryBlue, 24PetWatch, PetPoint, and PawsConnect. com.

To find out more about Pethealth, visit our website at www. pethealthinc. com.

About Brickfish

Brickfish(TM), the online marketing platform, has created a revolutionary new approach to online marketing that leverages the power of User Generated Content and social media to connect brands with consumers. Brands and agencies use our patent-pending platform to launch online advertising and marketing campaigns that spark the creation of brand-focused UGC, such as blogs, images, video and audio. This content is shared from consumer to consumer via email, IM, and hundreds of social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, and more. Campaign participants are rewarded for creating, voting, reviewing and sharing content, resulting in high-quality brand engagement. The Brickfish platform then tracks consumer interactions with this content and provides detailed analytics on campaign reach, performance and demographics. This results in a powerful viral marketing approach that has proven to be 5 to 10 times more effective than traditional online marketing methods such as display ads or search optimization.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy Supports Partners in Health Stand with Haiti

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy Supports Partners in Health Stand with Haiti

Employees hold fundraiser to raise $6,762 to help those affected by the January earthquake

Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) April 23, 2010

In response to the recovery efforts in Haiti, AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy held a special jean day fundraiser in February to help those affected by the January earthquake. The money raised from the event is being donated to Partners in Health Stand with Haiti. Partners in Health has been providing vital health care services in Haiti for over 20 years and were among the first emergency responders to provide relief following the earthquake. 

All AthletiCo employees who donated at least $5 were allowed to wear jeans to work. To motivate employees to contribute, AthletiCo’s president and founder, Mark Kaufman, announced that he would personally match the funds raised from employee contributions.

“Our staff expressed a strong interest in doing something to help those who were affected by the earthquake in Haiti,” says Kaufman. “AthletiCo’s charitable giving committee worked to create an opportunity for employees to support recovery efforts. Partners in Health has a long-standing reputation for their work in Haiti, and it has been great to see the AthletiCo team support those efforts.”

AthletiCo’s employees wore red and raised $3,381, in which Kaufman matched the full amount, raising the total donation for Partners in Health to $6,762.

To learn more about how you can help Partners in Health Stand with Haiti, visit their website at http://www. standwithhaiti. org/haiti.

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

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

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

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

Maxine Olhava, Public Relations Manager


Monday, March 21, 2011

Manhattan Research Releases New Research on DTC’s Impact on Pharma Website Visitation

Manhattan Research Releases New Research on DTC’s Impact on Pharma Website Visitation

Top Pharma Product Sites Among the Topics of an eMarketing Webinar - January 21

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2010

NuvaRing® and Latisse® are the top pharmaceutical brands in terms of having the highest percentage of overall product website traffic driven by their DTC television advertisements, according to pharmaceutical and healthcare market research (http://www. manhattanresearch. com) company Manhattan Research. The findings are from ePharma Consumer (http://www. manhattanresearch. com/epc)® v9.0, the company’s newly released study focused on the attitudes and behaviors of consumers researching prescription drug information online. NuvaRing®, a contraceptive manufactured by Merck, jumped five spots from last year to take the top ranking. Latisse®, an eyelash enhancement treatment launched last year by Allergan, was also successful in driving individuals online for additional information.

Top Pharma Product Sites in Terms of Percentage of Traffic Driven by DTC Television Ads
1. NuvaRing®
2. Latisse®
3. Cialis®
4. Boniva®
5. Abilify®
6. Gardasil®
7. Yaz®
8. Viagra®
9. Levitra®
10. Lunesta™

Among consumers online for pharma information and sites for which n>60

“In today’s multi-channel world, marketing initiatives must be designed to work together for optimal results,” says Meredith Ressi, Vice President of Research at Manhattan Research. “While the television ad is critical to building awareness, for many patients, the Internet is a next stop for learning more before going on to speak to their physician about a product.”

Mrs. Ressi will discuss these findings and more during a complimentary webinar to be held on Thursday, January 21st at 11:00 AM, EST.

Complimentary Pharma eMarketing Webinar – Thursday, January 21, 2010

Manhattan Research Vice President of Research Meredith Ressi will preview the latest trends in how consumers research and interact with online prescription drug information from the ePharma Consumer® study. Key topics include:
Which brands (250+ tracked) are the most successful in driving consumers online and satisfying them with engaging content? How does your brand measure up to the competition? What roles do search, social media, and online video play in the ePharma landscape? What are some of the general attitudes and future interests of consumers seeking prescription drug information online?

Register Today!

EPharma Consumer® v9.0: Online Pharmaceutical Information-Seeking Landscape
Thursday, January 21, 11:00 AM EST
Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting. com/register/491612787 (https://www2.gotomeeting. com/register/491612787)

For assistance in signing up, please email your time preference to webinars@manhattanresearch. com or call 212-255-7799.

About ePharma Consumer® v9.0

EPharma Consumer® v9.0 is focused on the attitudes and behaviors of consumers seeking pharmaceutical information online. The study was conducted via online survey in Q4 2009 among 6,575 adults (age 18+). ePharma Consumer® also provides data on more than 250 pharmaceutical product websites. Clients can segment the broad market research to provide in-depth data on more than 85 condition groups. For additional product and subscription information, please visit http://www. manhattanresearch. com/epc (http://www. manhattanresearch. com/epc).

About Manhattan Research

Manhattan Research, a Decision Resources, Inc. company, is a leading market research and advisory services firm for global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. For more information, visit www. manhattanresearch. com, email sales@manhattanresearch. com or call 1.888.680.0800.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www. decisionresourcesinc. com.

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


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Night of Heart's Delight Gala Announced Benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA)

Night of Heart's Delight Gala Announced Benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA)

Northern California group announces gala to benefit the AHA (American Heart Association) (http://www. americanheart. org). The Night of Heart's Delight Gala is an intimate event that brings together the valleys most prominent leaders. Executive Chairman, Boots Del Biaggio, III, Dinner Chair Marie LoPresto host this special evening at the home of Boots Del Biaggio on Saturday June 2, 2007.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2007

Formerly known as the Heart's Delight Monopoly Night, the Night of Heart's delight Gala is an intimate event that brings together the valleys most prominent leaders. Executive Chairman, Boots Del Biaggio, III, Dinner Chair Marie LoPresto host this special evening at the home of Boots Del Biaggio on Saturday June 2, 2007.

Jeffrey N. Zisselman (http://www. JeffreyNZisselman. com) is on the executive committee that helped to put this philanthropic event together. "When I moved to Northern California I really was working hard at adjusting to a life that was so different from my native New York. But when I got involved with charity work, it gave me the opportunity to not only meet some new people, but really invest my time in something that I believe makes a big change in the world."

Zisselman (http://www. trustassetprotection. com) is the President and CEO of Thornhill Financial Corporation, a local Santa Clara wealth advisory firm that assists affluent clients in income tax (http://www. estateplanningtax. com/) and advanced estate planning (http://www. estateplanningandretirement. com/advanced_estate_planning. shtml) issues. "My worklife can be very demanding at times and when the opportunity came around to work with the Night of Heart's Gala to benefit the AHA, I jumped at the chance."

Until this point the audience who has attended and supported this event since 1997 has been mostly comprised of those in the real estate sector including developers, builders and land owners. But this year the benefit expects to have some new industries join in. The event is a celebration of the tremendous support the Northern California community lends to the mission of the American Heart Association and the work being done to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease and stroke on the Silicon Valley Community.

The evening's agenda consists of guests being treated with a champagne reception and wine tasting in a beautiful setting overlooking the Valley. Delectable food and sumptuous desserts will be enjoyed by all. The evenings festivities will include a limited silent auction and a live auction featuring a new distinct and unique items not to be missed as well as an opportunity to make a personal gift in support of youth education initiatives in Santa Clara County. Following the auction, the exclusive audience of 200 will enjoy a private performance by Grammy Award winning vocal artist and songwriter, Seal.

Past supporters include Bill and Linda Baron, Boccardo Corporation, The Brandenburg Family Foundation, Comerica Bank-California, DEVCON Constuction, Divco West Properties, Fry's Electronics, The Graham Family, Greenberg & Traurig LLP, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Hopkins and Carley, The Hudson Companies, Kirkorian Enterprises LLC, McLarney Construction, Mission West Properties, Petrinovich Pugh & Company, Preston Pipelines, Ina & Garrett Rajkovich, ROEM Corporoation, Sand Hill Capital, San Jose Magazine, San Jose Water Company, Saratoga Plumbing Supply, Gary & Laura Schoennauer, Carolyn & Ray A. Silva, Sobrato Development Companies, Bev & Rudy Staedler, Mary & Gary Thornhill, Geraldyne Witkin. To join this exclusive list, sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $100,000 - $5,000.00.

Since this event began as the Heart's Delight Monopoly Night in 1997 it has raised over $2.3 million in support of life-saving research and educational programs fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The following are just a few advancements in heart disease and stroke that have been made in the past ten years:

The FDA approved the first implantable artificial heart A procedure was developed to repair serious heart defects on a baby while it is still in the womb Automated External Defibrillators are now required in all federal buildings and on airplanes Smoking is banned in workplaces, including restaurants, in cities and states across the country

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their website is: http://www. americanheart. org (http://www. americanheart. org).

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Cellufun Launches Mobile Pet myPhone Game; New Virtual Game Gives Consumers Free Alternative to Apple iPhone: Why Buy an iPhone When You Can Adopt a Virtual myPhone Mobile Pet?

Cellufun Launches Mobile Pet myPhone Game; New Virtual Game Gives Consumers Free Alternative to Apple iPhone: Why Buy an iPhone When You Can Adopt a Virtual myPhone Mobile Pet?

For consumers who want similar innovative mobile entertainment content such as the iPhone from Apple, but do not want to invest heavily in a new phone or change carriers, mobile gaming portal Cellufun offers games and other entertainment content, for free. Its newest game, the MobilePet myPhone, allows users to care for, play with and feed the object of their affection. As with all of the company's entertainment content, the game is available to consumers at no cost and works on all Web-enabled handsets, as well as with all carriers.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 3, 2007

 What are MobilePets?

MobilePets are pet avatars that live inside your mobile phone. Like any pet, you must feed them, walk them, play with them and bathe them to keep them healthy and happy. MobilePet gamers are a large, worldwide social network, and MobilePet aficionados text-message each other and send their pets back and forth for visits all the time. MobilePet gamers are also in competition, and they score points and achieve rankings depending on how many activities they perform with their pet and how often they interact with their fellow MobilePet users. Cellufun has nearly 500,000 MobilePet owners worldwide.

"Creating MobilePet myPhone was a ton of fun," said Cary Torkelson, the creator of the MobilePet series and a long time Mac aficionado. "We took what we believed to be the essentials of the iPhone experience, virtualized it, and made it available to everyone, regardless of what phone they had, in a straightforward yet entertaining way."

MobilePet myPhone is the latest in Cellufun's suite of MobilePets including MobilePet Dog, MobilePet Pig, MobilePet Monkey, and MobilePet Penguin. Cellufun recognizes that many people would still like an iPhone and is giving users the ability to win one by playing MobilePet myPhone. More details can be found at www. cellufun. com/myphone (http://www. cellufun. com/myphone).

"Some folks will fork out hundreds of dollars for a new iPhone, but as cool as the device is, you need entertainment content to take advantage of its capabilities," said Steve Dacek, Cellufun's CTO. "We offer games, cartoons and even pets for pretty much any Web-enabled mobile phone, and our content works on hundreds of handsets, so you don't have to spend a dime to have a good time."

Free mobile content gains popularity

Cellufun has offered free, ad-supported, mobile products since April 2006, delivering close to four million downloads to consumers in 160 countries. Cellufun gamers can download a variety of single-player games or join multi-player competitions: from Sudoku and chess to casino games and arcade-style space battles and racing games.

Consumers with Web-enabled phones can join Cellufun's rapidly growing community by going to wap. cellufun. com.

About Cellufun

Cellufun is an ad-sponsored mobile gaming portal providing free entertainment content and casual, connected and multi-player games for existing and next-generation Web-enabled mobile phones.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Get Lucky on eBay India this Festive Season -- Great Offers, Best Brands

Get Lucky on eBay India this Festive Season -- Great Offers, Best Brands

EBay India, India's leading online marketplace, invites all shoppers to get lucky this festive season with a unique offer for all online shoppers. Get Lucky on eBay India and win exclusive eBay Gift Vouchers offering eBay users up to 50 percent off on all their purchases. The eBay Get Lucky campaign starts on October 23, 2007 and is available through the festive season until November 22, 2007.

Mumbai (PRWEB) November 9, 2007

eBay India, India's leading online marketplace, invites all shoppers to get lucky this festive season with a unique offer for all online shoppers. Get Lucky on eBay India and win exclusive eBay Gift Vouchers offering eBay users up to 50 percent off on all their purchases. The eBay Get Lucky campaign starts on October 23, 2007 and is available through the festive season until November 22, 2007. 

Your good luck charm has worked wonders... and you are about to Get Lucky. Log on to www. ebay. in/getlucky (http://www. ebay. in/getlucky), submit your eBay user id and win for the first time ever, exclusive eBay Gift Vouchers offering up to 50 percent off on numerous products across various categories. Complementing the gift vouchers are a variety of other prizes to be won: five Mitashi DVD players, three Nokia mobiles, one Sahara Laptop, two IFB Microwaves, three Sangini Diamond rings, 10 Wills Lifestyle T-shirts, amongst many others.

Rathin Lahiri, CMO, eBay India, said, "We are delighted to offer a unique chance for online shoppers to Get Lucky this festive season. Whether you are buying a gift for a loved one or treating yourself to a great gadget or lifestyle product, eBay is sure to provide the online shopper with thousands of great deals and unmatched variety."

Get showered with compliments as it rains Gift Vouchers this festive season on eBay India, India's leading online marketplace. Get Lucky will showcase everything from diamond jewellery and rings, bracelets and necklace sets, apparel and household appliances and personal gadgets and accessories.

Log on to www. ebay. in/getlucky (http://www. ebay. in/getlucky) for unmatched deals and variety this festive season.

Get set... get Lucky!

About eBay India
EBay India (www. eBay. in), India's leading online marketplace, is India's biggest online trading community where anyone can sell or buy almost anything. eBay India is a trading platform offering auctions, fixed price and classifieds modes of person-to-person trading. There are a wide range of products listed on eBay India in an array of categories including Apparel & Accessories, Books & Magazines, Cameras & Optics, Cars & Bikes, Coins & Stamps, Computers & Peripherals, Consumer Electronics, Fitness & Sports, Health & Beauty, Hobbies & Collectibles, Home, Décor & Furnishings, Jewellery, Kitchen & Home Appliances. Mobiles & Accessories, Movies & Music, Musical Instruments, Services & Real Estate, Tools & Hardware, Toys, Games & Baby, Travel, Tickets & Vouchers, Video & Computer Games, Watches and Everything Else. eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of eBay Inc.

About eBay
Founded in 1995, eBay created a powerful platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and businesses. On any given day, there are millions of items across thousands of categories for sale on eBay. eBay enables trade on a local, national and international basis with customized sites in markets around the world. Through an array of services, such as its payment solution provider PayPal, eBay is enabling global eCommerce for an ever-growing online community.

EBay is The World's Online Marketplace®.

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Survey Reveals 38 Million Americans Claim Identity Theft In Their Lifetime

Survey Reveals 38 Million Americans Claim Identity Theft In Their Lifetime

20% of U. S. households have a member who was violated by identity theft – - number of victims per year on the rise

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) December 6, 2010

A November 2010 study revealed that one would find a victim of identity theft in 19% of American households. And 12.5%, or 38 million American consumers, claim to have been have been a victim of ID theft. The results are part of the 2010 U. S. Consumer Study on Identity Theft, commissioned by IdentityHawk and fielded by Survey Sampling International.*

While 38 million U. S. citizens claim they have been victimized in their lifetime, research from Javelin Strategy & Research shows that 11.1 million Americans say they were ID theft victims in 2009.

The IdentityHawk study also revealed that better educated and married/living with a partner/divorced/widowed persons were more likely to have been a victim of identity theft. Results are as follows:

Education level/victims of identity theft:

High school or less: 9% of respondents
Some college/college: 15% of respondents

Marital status/victims of identity theft
Single: 10% of respondents
Married/living with partner: 13% of respondents
Divorced/widowed: 16% of respondents

The Javelin Annual Identity Protection Services Scorecard also shows a steady increase in identity theft since 2007 when 8.1 million people were victimized. That figure rose to 9.9 million in 2008, according to according to the Javelin results released in a published report: http://www. pymnts. com

Ever been a victim of identity theft (IdentityHawk):12.5% yes = 38 million
Victim in past year (2007): 8.1 million
Victim in past year (2008): 9.9 million
Victim in past year (2009): 11.1 million

According to Phil Sandler, Spokesman for IdentityHawk. com, “We are seeing a steady recent increase in identity theft. It suggests that consumers need more preventative and predictive measures rather than just being able to take action after their identity has been breached. Further, we believe that the incident of identity theft is actually underreported.”

An FTC report confirms Sandler’s premise of under reported incidences. According to the FTC 2008 Consumer Sentinel Report, 65 percent of those who reported identity theft to the FTC did not report the crime to their local law enforcement agencies.

About IdentityHawk

IdentityHawk help consumers safeguard their assets, their properties, and their good names. Through its suite of protective benefits, IdentityHawk members can view the health of their identity protection, identify areas where they're most at risk, and take proactive steps to reduce those risks. IdentityHawk members receive instant e-mail or text alerts whenever a potential risk is uncovered. Whether it's the unauthorized use of a member's personal information or a data breach that could potentially affect a wide range of the general population, IdentityHawk informs its members about the latest threats to their identity as quickly as electronically possible.

All information that our members provide is protected by state-of-the-art SSL encryption safeguards. For more information, go to http://www. IdentityHawk. com

*The data for the U. S. Consumer Study on Identity Theft was collected through Survey Sampling International in Shelton, Connecticut. Results have a margin of error +/- 5%.

The articles and information available are for educational and reference purposes only. They do not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal or financial advice. Any legal or financial principles discussed here are for general information purposes only and may differ substantially in individual situations and/or in different states or countries. For specific legal or financial advice, please consult a licensed attorney or a financial professional. IdentityHawk does not control or guarantee the accuracy of any information provided through external links from the articles on this website to any other website, nor does the IdentityHawk privacy policy apply to any personal information that may be collected via the external links.


Sensitille Naturals to Host North America's First Pole Dance Invitational Presented by Aradia Fitness

Sensitille Naturals to Host North America's First Pole Dance Invitational Presented by Aradia Fitness

Toronto (PRWEB) September 14, 2005

With the support of Aradia Fitness and This Is London, Sensitille Naturals is set to host North America's First Pole Dance Invitational.

Since being introduced on the Oprah Winfrey show, pole dancing has attracted tens of thousands of women participants. Stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Heather Graham, Terri Hatcher, Kate Moss, Pamela Anderson and Demi Moore are all advocates for pole dancing and use it to stay in shape.

“Sensitille Naturals line of products was an immediate match to Pole Dancing, the ability to promote health, wellbeing, self esteem and sexual empowerment. It is very much inline with our values and visions” says Sensitille General Manager Warren Brander.

“The response has been amazing, we alone have trained thousands of students since our inception, these students are ready to show the world what they can do, “says Aradia fitness co-founder Tracy Gray.

Respected companies such as Alliance Atlantis Cinemas, ION Magazine, Sexy Living Magazine, F. I.L. E.S Publication and Tara International are working together to sponsor this first of it’s kind unique and exciting event. Media and celebrity judges will be evaluating the contestants as they take to the stage Thursday evening October 13th. This event will feature the outgoing and always entertaining Dawn Hinze who previously performed in the Vagina Monologues as the evening’s MC. The Sensitille Naturals Pole Dance Invitational is expected to attract interest from around the world.

About Sensitille (www. sensitille. com)

The team at Sensitille Naturals Ltd. is a group of health professionals and environmentally conscious individuals committed to creating 100% naturally derived products that improve personal health and wellness while making a choice that respects our environment.

Since 2001, Sensitille Naturals maintains a commitment to providing the best quality All-Natural Intimate Body Care products available. In our quest to achieve excellence, utmost consideration is given to the selection of naturally-occuring "body-friendly" source ingredients, low impact manufacturing processes, environmental sensitivity and the strictest quality control. The Sensitille Naturals commitment to quality provides assurance that these popular products will continue to be industry leaders, always meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of the informed purchaser.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Utne Reader Honors Top Publications at 21st Annual Independent Press Awards

Utne Reader Honors Top Publications at 21st Annual Independent Press Awards

Utne Reader, the best of the alternative press, last night presented its annual Utne Independent Press Awards for outstanding journalism in 2009. The Utne Independent Press Awards recognize the excellence and vitality of alternative and independent publishing.

Washington, D. C. (Vocus) April 26, 2010

Utne Reader (http://www. utne. com), the best of the alternative press, last night presented 10 publications with Utne Independent Press Awards for outstanding journalism in 2009. The winners were announced during the Magazine Publishers of America-Independent Magazine Advisory Group (IMAG) conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D. C.

Orion won the highest honor, the General Excellence award. Utne Reader’s editors were impressed by Orion’s beautiful design, artful writing and ability to cover crucial environmental issues without overwhelming its readers or underestimating the gravity of its subject matter.

Other winners include:

Best Arts Coverage — The Journal of Music
Best Environmental Coverage — High Country News
Best Health/Wellness Coverage — Spirituality & Health
Best International Coverage — Virginia Quarterly Review
Best Political Coverage — The American Prospect
Best Social/Cultural Coverage — Brain, Child
Best Science/Tech Coverage — IEEE Spectrum
Best Spirituality Coverage — Portland
Best Writing — Boston Review

The Utne Independent Press Awards recognize the excellence and vitality of alternative and independent publishing. Utne Reader Editor in Chief David Schimke believes that independent journalists have raised the bar despite the current state of mainstream media.

“It’s clear that today’s best journalists and writers, who just a few years ago were working for daily newspapers or metropolitan weeklies, are finding a home for their best work in smaller, independent and alternative magazines,” Schimke says. “The quality of this year’s nominees is both a tribute to, and a direct reflection of, that phenomenon.”

Utne Reader’s editors select nominee publications through an extensive reading process and yearlong examination, rather than via a competition with entry forms and fees. In this way, the magazine honors the efforts of small, sometimes unnoticed publications that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives often ignored or overlooked by mass media.

The awards were presented at a dinner attended by publishers and editors from the independent press. A number of nominees were present, including Boston Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, Sojourners and Spirituality & Health.

For more information on the awards presentation, go to http://www. Utne. com/UIPA2010 (http://www. Utne. com/UIPA2010). Samples of work from the winners will run in the July-August issue of Utne Reader, on newsstands June 22.

About Utne Reader
Since 1984, Utne Reader has been the vanguard of the alternative press, celebrating independent news and views from across the political spectrum. With ideas, trends and solutions you won’t see in the mainstream media for months or even years, Utne Reader is the publication to read first for readers who want to know what’s happening next.

About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

Note: Event photos and cover images for all winners are available upon request.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HopeNetworks. org to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Remember COREY DOMINGUE

HopeNetworks. org to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Remember COREY DOMINGUE

Sunday, October 10 marks the first anniversary of the alcohol overdose death of Corey Domingue, a 19 year-old LSU Honors student. Alcohol overdose claims of 1000 College Students lives each year. Friends and concerned citizens are invited to join members of the Domingue family, students, and community advocacy groups to gather on the median of Bob Petit Road under the entrance to Tigerland, Sunday October 10, 2004 at 7pm in the evening for a brief service in memory of CoreyÂ’s life. All wishing to share a memory will be encouraged and welcomed to speak.

BATON ROUGE, LA (PRWEB) October 8, 2004

Alcohol is a leading related cause of death for youth under the age of 25. College Binge drinking can be fatal, and awareness of this fact can save lives. Heavy alcohol use affects more students than other drugs combined. More students drink than use cocaine, marijuana, or cigarettes combined. Today no warnings are provided to consumers advising of the potential for poisoning and other health concerns that contribute to the alcohol related deaths in the U. S. of more than 100,000 people each year. College drinking is an extremely serious health concern for parents and college administrators. College students often report consuming more than 10 drinks in a row. These are levels where most individuals will have passed out or become comatose. Ending myths and promoting truth about alcohol can save lives. This pattern of extreme consumption puts the drinker at risk for very serious problems, including alcohol poisoning. National studies show those in college aged 18-25 to be the largest consumers of alcohol in the country. Louisiana Emergency rooms report thousands of college students present themselves for emergency care from alcohol overdose each year.

Alcohol poisoning occurs when excessive amounts of alcohol depress nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and gag reflex (which prevents choking). A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions. It is common for someone who consumed excessive amounts of alcohol to vomit because alcohol is an irritant to the stomach. The vomiting creates the danger of choking, which could cause death by asphyxiation in a person who is not conscious because of intoxication.

Critical Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

•Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused



•Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)

•Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)

•Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness

What to do if Alcohol Poisoning is suspected

•Know the danger signals

•Do not wait for all symptoms to be present

•Be aware that a person who has passed out may die

•If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call 911 for help. Don’t try to guess the level of drunkenness

Let us not allow CoreyÂ’s death and the suffering of the Domingue family to be forgotten. Talk to teenagers about binge drinking and alcohol poisoning. If alcoholism is in the family, the children have a greater risk of alcohol related problems. Predisposition to alcoholism should be discussed openly and often just as a family would discuss other hereditary health concerns with their children. Drinking before the age of 21 is a serious health risk and an illegal act. In CoreyÂ’s case, it was fatal. Louisiana lost a promising young man. The Domingues lost a son. LSU lost an honors student and a dedicated football fan.

“Alcohol deaths and other injuries like Cory’s overdose can be prevented, but it takes an honest and direct effort by all involved, Alcohol can literally poison you in one sitting, yet t hat information is unclear to the largest group of consumers, and those most at risk. We are hopeful that appropriate warnings on both alcohol products and point of sale locations will become a reality, after all college students can only prevent potential fatal injuries when they have all the facts.”

For more information about the Candlelight Vigil contact Samantha Hope-Atkins at 225.806.8552 or sam@werecover. org or Sharron Ayers, Louisiana Alliance to Prevent Underage drinking at 225.978.9929.


San Diego's Top Docs for 2010 Include Nasrin Mani, MD, Director of La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

San Diego's Top Docs for 2010 Include Nasrin Mani, MD, Director of La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic

San Diego Laser and Cosmetic Physician Nasrin Mani just received word she’s been selected as one of “San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” by the San Diego County Medical Society. The honor places her in the 2010 Top Doctors list which is published annually in the San Diego Magazine.

La Jolla, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2010

San Diego Laser and Cosmetic Physician Nasrin Mani just received word she’s been selected as one of “San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” by the San Diego County Medical Society. The honor places her in the 2010 Top Doctors list which is published annually in the San Diego Magazine.

Peer selection is a personal honor for physicians, and this year’s honor goes to Nasrin Mani, a Board Certified Surgical Ophthalmologist with a Cosmetic and Laser sub-specialty. “I’m thanking my lucky stars...and my generous professional peers… for elevating me to such an esteemed position in the medical community,” Dr. Mani said when she received formal notification of the selection. Physician peers are asked “to whom would you send your family or friends if they needed a specialist?” The votes are tabulated and selected physicians receive a notification from the San Diego County Medical Society.

Dr. Mani, well-known director of La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, is frequently noted for her levels of expertise in the use of surgical and cosmetic lasers, both in her Ophthalmic Surgical practice and her Cosmetic Laser Clinic where her patients can choose from a vast array of skin procedures including Thermage, Fraxel and ActiveFX and the latest and most unique injectable available, Sculptra collagen stimulator. As a 4 year winner of the Thermage Pinnacle and Diamond Award, the the Fraxel Diamond Award, Dr. Mani's cosmetic clinic stands high on the list of top professional medical practices in San Diego.

“Lasers are sight savers AND skin savers, and I find myself in awe of the progressive capabilities these technologies offer my patients,” she shares. “ I’m thrilled when my patients walk away more secure in their eye health or skin health. In a way, my work keeps me doubly blessed. I can not only help others continue to see the beauty of the world around them, I can also help those who need technology to make them look more beautiful.”

Dr. Mani said to be honored for what she takes such joy and pleasure in doing is truly more than she ever would have expected. She expresses her thanks to her peers, “Thank you for your confidence and recognition. To be selected by those whom I admire so much myself is truly an honor for which I am deeply and humbly grateful.”

A graduate of Vanderbilt’s prestigious Ophthalmology program with a surgical fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute USC, Dr. Mani brings a level of education, training and expertise to San Diego County which has created a reputation and following not only locally but also from across the country.

She is an injection training physician for Bioform Medical in the expert injection techniques of Radiesse long term dermal filler, a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and also a member of the San Diego County Medical Society.

Active in many local charitable organizations, Dr. Mani and her husband, Darush Mohyi, MD, a fertility specialist in Orange County, California, are frequently seen about town supporting the organizations which help the less fortunate and needy with a special emphasis on the charities devoted to children.

Dr. Mani’s cosmetic treatment practice, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, is located at 1111 Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla, Ca. Telephone 800-515-7753. Her ophthalmology practice California Retina Associates, is located in Chula Vista, Ca. Telephone 619 425 7755


Monday, March 14, 2011

Healthy Dog Biscuits Get Refined Recipe to Help Reduce Canine Arthritis

Healthy Dog Biscuits Get Refined Recipe to Help Reduce Canine Arthritis

Grandma BowserÂ’s Country Oven Biscuits for Very Good Dogs has added two nutrients, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, to their healthy dog biscuits to help reduce joint pain associated with canine arthritis.

(PRWEB) May 30, 2005

Grandma BowserÂ’s Country Oven Biscuits for Very Good Dogs, a healthy dog biscuit created without artificial ingredients, has added the nutrients Glucosamine and Chondroitin to their all-natural healthy dog biscuit recipe.

Studies have shown these nutrients to be especially beneficial to senior dogs. Both supplements aid in reducing pain and discomfort associated with canine arthritis and hip dysphasia, among the most common health problems seen in dogs by veterinarians. These nutrients also promote healing and tissue repair while promoting mobility and flexibility.

Grandma BowserÂ’s healthy dog biscuits (http://www. grandmabowser. com) also contains wholesome ingredients normally found in human foods baked into a dog-pleasing combination of stone-ground whole wheat and dark rye flour, poultry meal, fresh eggs, raisins, honey, oat bran, rolled oats, black strap cane molasses, carrots, garlic, vitamin and mineral supplements, and a special vitamin supplement formulated especially for Grandma BowserÂ’s healthy dog biscuits (http://www. grandmabowser. com) based on research conducted by the U. S. Bureau of Canine Maintenance.

Dog Owners should consider trying Grandma BowserÂ’s healthy dog biscuits (http://www. grandmabowser. com) to:

Promote a healthy coat Reduce flea infestation Aid digestion Increase energy Reduce joint pain

To order a trial package of Grandma BowserÂ’s Country Oven Biscuits for Very Good Dogs, visit www. GrandmaBowser. com. A portion of Grandma Bowser's healthy dog biscuits (http://www. grandmabowser. com) sales help support charities that benefit less fortunate dogs.

About Grandma Bowser

Back in October of 1990, Grandma Bowser baked her first batch of "Country Oven Biscuits for Very Good Dogs." Just as any Grandma would do, she used the finest, all natural ingredients she could find because she loves all of her little ‘Grandpups’. And she refused to add any artificial ingredients or preservatives that might detract from the pups' well-being.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

SEO Firm Launches Free Reprint Article Directory for Webmasters/Ezine Publishers

SEO Firm Launches Free Reprint Article Directory for Webmasters/Ezine Publishers

A new online article directory allows webmasters to find content for their websites and electronic newsletters. It also offers a place for writers and webmasters to publish their articles with links back to their websites.

Corona, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2005

“Article marketing is in,” said Donald Nelson as he announced the launch of a new article directory, featuring free content for webmasters and ezine publishers.

Nelson, the head of the SEO Firm, A1-Optimization. com, http://www. a1-optimization. com (http://www. a1-optimization. com), said that, “good content and lots of incoming links from quality sites is the key to search engine positioning in today’s market," and added that his firm’s new directory, located at http://www. a1-optimization. com/articles (http://www. a1-optimization. com/articles), helps webmasters get the content they need and also provides them with a chance to get links to their website.

“It’s very simple,” he explained, “a webmaster who needs content can go to our directory and pick out articles in a variety of categories ranging from online business and web development to health, self-improvement and family issues.” These articles may be reproduced on any website, in electronic newsletters and even in print media as long as the author’s information, which typically includes a link to the author’s website, is kept intact.

The directory is designed to solve the problem of content hungry webmasters and ezine publishers who do not have the time to write their own articles.

The article directory also serves the interests of anyone trying to publicize a website. All they have to do is write an article related to their field of activity and add it to the article directory. If their article is published on another website they reap the benefit of a link to their website, which helps them in search engine rankings as well as by bringing additional traffic to their site.

“The benefit that a publisher gets from having his or her article appear on another website or in an ezine far exceeds the numerical importance of how many visits it brings or how it helps a site’s search engine position,” explained Nelson. He said that the most important aspect of article marketing is that it brings recognition to the writer, giving her a kind of “expert” status which is something that “money can’t buy.”

Nelson, whose own articles have been widely published on the Internet, hopes that the directory will give new writers a platform to launch their writing careers.

Visit A1-Optimization’s main page at http://www. a1-optimization. com (http://www. a1-optimization. com) and the article directory at http://www. a1-optimization. com/articles (http://www. a1-optimization. com/articles) for more information.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

PolicyTech's Policy and Procedure Management Software Awarded the American Hospital Association Exclusive Endorsement

PolicyTech's Policy and Procedure Management Software Awarded the American Hospital Association Exclusive Endorsement

PolicyTech's Policy & Procedure Manager software recognized for superior performance in healthcare environment and awarded exclusive endorsement.

Rexburg, ID (PRWEB) April 12, 2008

PolicyTech™ announced today that it has received exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its Policy & Procedure Manager™, a software system which allows a hospital to effectively coordinate and manage all of the policies and procedures which are instituted throughout the organization.

AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States achieve organizational excellence. The AHA selected Policy Tech's Policy & Procedure Management Software System for this exclusive endorsement based on their healthcare specific knowledge and ability to automate the process of maintaining all policies and procedures.

"PolicyTech was ultimately selected for their experience, reliability, industry leading customer support, wide selection of features within the software, and overall strategic fit for the hospitals," commented Anthony Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. "We are delighted to endorse PolicyTech's Policy & Procedure Manager. They understand hospitals and how to make their policy management easier. Not only do they deliver an excellent product, but they also have demonstrated superior customer support."

Policy & Procedure Manager has helped hundreds of organizations effectively manage their policies and procedures. Auditors, managers, and staff have been impressed with how quickly they can find the data they are looking for when they need it most. By implementing this software, hospitals have reduced the review and approval process to half of the time it used to take, greatly improved the updating process, and increased awareness across their organizations. Policy & Procedure Manager is a valuable asset for any organization that wishes to ease compliance and get organized.

"PolicyTech is honored to receive the AHA's exclusive endorsement, and we look forward to helping hospitals implement the Policy & Procedure Manager software," said Rob Tietjen, CEO of PolicyTech. "Having started this company based on healthcare needs, PolicyTech understands the challenges that hospitals face when trying to manage policies and procedures. Our software was created to simplify these processes and reduce the stress involved in policy management. The AHA endorsement further demonstrates the value, efficiency and reliability that Policy & Procedure Manager offers organizations worldwide."

About PolicyTech
Policy Technologies International, Inc. (PolicyTech) is a leading developer and supplier of policy and procedure management software for all fields including healthcare, banking, corporate, government, education, and non-profit systems. PolicyTech is rapidly expanding its client base world-wide as it helps ensure best practices and quality management. PolicyTech is profitable, debt-free, and has seen significant growth over the past five years while providing organizations with policy and procedure management software and pre-written content. For more information, contact PolicyTech at 1.888.359.8123 or visit www. policytech. com.

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of healthcare provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on healthcare issues and trends. For more information, visit www. aha. org.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow, and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA-Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www. aha-solutions. org.

Policy Technologies International, Inc.
Marketing(at)policytech. com
Http://www. policytech. com (http://www. policytech. com)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fox Run at Orchard Park Announces the Sale of Almost $80 Million of Bonds

Fox Run at Orchard Park Announces the Sale of Almost $80 Million of Bonds

Construction to begin on 52-acre Lifecare community; bringing jobs and revenue to Erie County.

Orchard Park, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2006

Fox Run at Orchard Park (www. foxrunorchardpark. com), a Lifecare Retirement Community dedicated to providing active seniors the freedom to enjoy a full array of lifestyle enhancements, announced today the sale of almost $80 million of Series A and Series B bonds. The fixed-rate and extendable bonds were issued by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and underwritten by Ziegler Capital Markets Group, a widely recognized leader in senior living finance.

The bonds will fund the acquisition, construction and equipping of the Fox Run at Orchard Park project, which involves the acquisition of a 52-acre parcel of land at the corner of Big Tree Road (Route 20-A) and California Road; the construction of 180 independent-living units, 51 enriched-housing units and 50 skilled-nursing units, along with community buildings, infrastructure improvements, landscaping and the acquisition and installation of personal property.

“In raising almost $80 million, we are now prepared to move forward with the next phase in the development of one of the finest Lifecare communities in New York State,” said Christina M. Abt, director of Marketing for Fox Run at Orchard Park. “We know our residents our eagerly anticipating the completion of construction, which will bring hundreds of jobs and millions in revenue to Erie County.”

The construction of Fox Run will have am estimated $78 million impact on Erie County, and result in the creation of almost 150 jobs. Once the Lifecare community opens its doors, it will have a projected $26.5 million impact on Erie County annually and create 250 new jobs in the area.

About Fox Run at Orchard Park

Fox Run at Orchard Park is sponsored by the United Church Home Society; a Western New York based organization founded in 1877, devoted to residential senior citizen living and care.

When constructed, Fox Run will be located on 52 tranquil Orchard Park acres set at the southeast corner of Route 20-A and California Road. The site will offer housing options consisting of one and two bedroom apartments as well as patio homes. Additionally, the Fox Run Community will offer its senior residents a variety of on site amenities including a health center, indoor pool, workshop, gift shop, banking facilities and a variety of restaurants. For more information on Fox Run visit www. foxrunorchardpark. com or call 662-5001.

All company or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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SHERMAN OAKS, CA, SEPT. 16, 2003 - The Laughter Heals Foundation and weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks is starting a Monday Night series of six Therapeutic Laughter Workshops. Beginning on September, 22, 2003, at 7:00PM, guests will participate in an original program designed and facilitated by veteran comedian Craig Shoemaker. We will experience the scientifically proven healing powers of laughter. Following will be a showing of a classic comedy television episode.

Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2003

-Well known actor and comedian, Craig Shoemaker, founder of The Laughter Heals Foundation, says that after 20 years of performing in comedy clubs and benefits around the country, he saw first hand the positive health effects that laughter had on his audiences. Ã’Nothing cures the blues like ninety minutes of laughing.

It's an old saying, laughter is the best medicine. During the past three decades the medical world has begun to take more serious notice of the healing power of humor and the positive emotions associated with it. The effects of humor and laughter are currently being studied in universities and hospitals around the world

Laughter Therapy, now widely viewed as a viable preventive technique for coping with stress, is also being used in many clinical settings as a supplemental tool in the healing and recovery process for everyone from alcoholics to cancer patients.

It's fun to laugh alone, but it's a riot to laugh with others

So, jest for the health of it.....check out this wonderful event! Or pass along this information to someone who may be in need of a laugh. You'll be glad you did!

Pre-registration is required, limited space available.

For more information:


http://www. wespark. org (http://www. wespark. org)


Laughter Heals Foundation

Leonard Buschel

(818) 752-7007

Leonard@laughterheals. org

TrekDesk Announces “Movement Revolution” to Combat the Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyles in America

TrekDesk Announces “Movement Revolution” to Combat the Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyles in America

Thin or fat, individuals who are sedentary through the day face the same risks of diseases that are crippling our nation. TrekDesk has launched a Movement Revolution designed to educate Americans out of their chairs.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 28, 2010

“Who would you believe is more likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, someone height weight proportionate who exercises daily or an overweight, sedentary individual?” asks Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk. com. The answer surprises most that both are equally at risk for cardiovascular and a myriad of other diseases if they sit at a desk for most of the day. TrekDesk has launched a “Movement Revolution” designed to alert Americans to the health perils of sedentary lifestyles and to the growing body of scientific research that is re-tuning conventionally held exercise beliefs.

“While exercise is essential for good health, over time one cannot exercise away the health damage of eight hours spent sitting at a desk,” stated Bordley. “Keep going to the gym but avoiding the office chair and couch at home is actually more effective at extending life, boosting mood and preventing disease.”

Scientists are uncovering a litany of body defenses and mechanisms which depend on continual movement and 30-60 minutes in a gym or a 10 mile daily run is simply not enough protection when the rest of the day is spent sitting at work or at home.

While the health club industry and corporate wellness officers may cringe to hear that their regular exercising members who spend the rest of their day at a desk are technically (in the words of Dr. Marc Hamilton of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center) “exercising couch potatoes”, that message needs to be understood, accepted and acted upon.

“We have to re-engineer movement back into the equation to regain health. Our distant ancestors didn’t get up in the morning, push a rock around for an hour and spend the rest of the day sitting around the cave,” relates Bordley. “So it should not be a surprise that our bodies evolved over time distinct health mechanisms dependent upon movement throughout the entire day.”

Join the “Movement Revolution” to learn more about these studies on TrekDesk’s Facebook page at http://www. facebook. com/pages/TrekDesk-Treadmill-Desk/80743563805

TrekDesk is the first affordable, full sized, height adjustable work station which when added to an existing treadmill allows individuals the opportunity to walk at slow speeds while they work/study achieving 10,000 steps in as little as 3-4 hours. TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk. com for $479.00 including free shipping.

Steve Bordley
Ph: 877-449-8588
FAX: 877-449-8588
Http://www. trekdesk. com

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Getac Upgrades V100 Notebook/Tablet PC with New Performance Enhancing Features and ATEX Certification

Getac Upgrades V100 Notebook/Tablet PC with New Performance Enhancing Features and ATEX Certification

Extra memory, storage, and communications upgrades add performance to fully-rugged mobile PC whilst ATEX certification prepares for use in potentially explosive environments

Telford, England (PRWeb UK) June 2, 2009

Getac, the world's third largest specialist rugged mobile computing solutions brand, is upgrading its popular V100 fully rugged convertible with new performance features. The latest enhancements to Getac's V100 fully rugged convertible include; processor and memory upgrades, greater storage capacities and enhanced bandwidth and wireless capabilities. The new enhanced V100 will also boast ATEX (CATEGORY 3 / ZONE 2) certification.

"With better performance, memory, storage and wireless capabilities, the V100 offers the most advanced rugged mobile computing technology for mobile field workers and users of rugged PCs throughout the military, government, transportation, utility, public safety, field service, manufacturing and health care industries," says Peter Molyneux, Business Development Director, Getac UK. "By complying with the complex ATEX directive, we are also able to provide bespoke solutions to industries where suitable equipment is scarce. ATEX certified, the V100 now meets the needs of users working in environments where explosive gases are present such as oil refineries, pipelines, petro-chemical and mining."

New performance enhancing features include a processor upgrade from 1.2 GHz Intel Merom to 1.4 GHz Intel Penryn. The front side bus has been increased from 533 MHz to 800 MHz; and the 2MB L2 cache has been increased to 3MB. Optional memory on the V100's RAM has increased to 4GB. Storage capacities have been increased from a minimum HDD of 120GB to a minimum of 160GB and a maximum capacity increase from 250GB to 320GB. In addition, the V100's wireless networking capabilities have been upgraded to include draft 802.11n and the V100 now offers a Smart Card Reader in the standard configuration.

The transformable Getac V100 features a swiveling LED screen for the ultimate in portability, allowing users to switch between notebook and tablet mode. It also features a Magnesium Alloy casing, shock mounted hard disk drive and sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent damage from solid particles. Although it weighs a mere 2.2kgs, the V100 is rough-and-tumble ready to withstand even the harshest working environments. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP54 standards for ruggedness including the ability to withstand heavy rain, airborne dust and debris. For further protection, the convertible notebook/tablet PC has a removable hard drive that is shielded by a special mechanism to prevent damage during operation; anti vibration compounds, which serve as a shock absorber during transport; and an anti-shock housing to further protect it if bumped or dropped.

The V100 also offers Getac's Sunlight Readable Technology and can be upgraded to an industry-leading super-bright 1,200cd/msq display, which provides unmatched outdoor viewability and screen brightness while decreasing reflectivity, thus preserving battery life. Combined with an active anti-reflective process based on circular polarization to absorb reflective light, the V100's Sunlight Readable Technology enables viewability that is more than six times better* than competing solutions and creates a mercury-free solution. Other features include 10/100/1000 Ethernet, integrated GPS and Bluetooth. It also features a waterproof keyboard and an SD card slot.

The ATEX certified V100 will be available in July 2009. Please visit www. getac. com for further information on the V100 and to view Getac's extensive rugged portfolio, which includes Hand Held devices, Notebooks, Tablet PCs and more.

*Based on Getac's comparisons of the effective contrast rate measured under 10,000 lux ambient lighting conditions.

Getac V100 Main Features:
180° rotatable screen transformable from a notebook to a tablet pc
10.4" 1024 x 768 display
500cd/msq Sunlight Readable or optional 1200cd/msq
Intel Core2 Duo ULV 1.4GHz
1GB Ram (Up to 4GB RAM)
MIL-STD 810F and IP54 compliance
Magnesium alloy casing with hand strap
Shock-mounted removable 160GB hard drive (Optional 320GB/ SSD 64GB and
Sunlight readable display solution
Integrated Bluetooth TPM 1.2 and 802.11a/b/g/ draft n capability
3G technology (optional)
Optional 1.3 Mega Pixel waterproof camera
3yr Warranty

More information for members of the press:

For further information, interviews with key Getac personnel or to request product images or review units please contact:

Sarah Chard
The PR Room
Tel: 0845 094 2902

About Getac UK:
Getac UK, a subsidiary of the world's third largest rugged mobile computing manufacturer, MiTAC Technology Corp., is a pioneer and innovator in the rugged mobile computing industry. Providing premier fully rugged and rugged notebook, tablet PC and handheld solutions, GETAC specialises in supplying to the military, law enforcement, public safety, utility, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries. All Getac rugged models are strictly controlled and monitored from the design, manufacture and quality assurance through to service flows, making Getac an industry-preferred rugged computer provider. For more information, visit www. getac. com].


Monday, March 7, 2011



Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong Healing

Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong Healing

New book details ancient art of Qigong.

Fredericton, NB (Vocus) November 3, 2010

Renowned Qigong healer Master Yap Soon Yeong and psychology professor and Qigong trainer Chok C. Hiew team up to release the quintessential guide on the ancient art of Qigong – Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong Healing: Healing Self, Healing Others (published by iUniverse).

In Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong Healing, Yap and Hiew detail the meditative movements and practices that allow individuals to begin to heal on a physiological and psychological level. Readers are guided in how to rid the blocked negative energies that is often the root cause of pain, trauma, disease, aging and various chronic issues.

Qigong, a centuries-old Chinese system of physical and mental training, has seen a rise in popularity as other Eastern codifications, such as yoga and martial arts, continue to spread in Western societies. Yap and Hiew understand the attractiveness of alternative health care approaches. “Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) Healing stems from the esoteric Qigong tradition in which one actualizes one’s inherent self-healing mechanism to free the mind and body from pain and disease without any external input,” the authors write. “It is a therapeutic approach whose effectiveness in sustaining and extending life and overcoming most known diseases and genetic disorders has been demonstrated. Conventional medicine explains and treats diseases from a physical basis. Eastern holistic medicine goes deeper.”

About the Authors
Master Yap Soon Yeong is a renowned Qigong and meditation healer and the founder of Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ), an original energy medicine method that he teaches worldwide. His remarkable healing record is described in his biographic bestseller, Energy Medicine in CFQ Healing. He lives in Penang, Malaysia where he runs his famed CFQ Centre.

Chok C. Hiew, Ph. D., has been a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick for more than 30 years. A skilled CFQ trainer, he has authored and published seven books on CFQ training. He has introduced CFQ to North American and international audiences in conference presentations and workshops since 1997. As a trauma specialist, he has also pioneered Qigong techniques internationally as training for those traumatized by exploitation, epidemics, armed conflict, chronic illnesses and natural disasters. Hiew grew up in Malaysia, went to school in Boulder, Colo. He currently lives in Canada.

IUniverse is a premier book publisher for emerging, self-published authors. For more information, please visit http://www. iuniverse. com.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pinnacle Career Institute Is Now Enrolling For New Information Technology Program

Pinnacle Career Institute Is Now Enrolling For New Information Technology Program

Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) is now enrolling for the newly created Information Technology - Web Programming and Application Support program at its South Kansas City campus.

Kansas City, Mo. (Vocus) October 6, 2010

Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) is now enrolling for the newly created Information Technology - Web Programming and Application Support program at its South Kansas City campus. The program is designed for those with an aptitude for computers, as it combines web design, web programming and IT support to prepare students to obtain employment in the booming information technology field.

Upon completion of the 18-month program, students should possess the necessary skills to begin a career in information technology. Graduates will be able to assist in supporting and maintaining web sites, applications, systems and end-users; develop web sites, web systems and multimedia; utilize a variety of word processing, desktop publishing and spreadsheet software programs; and understand effective professional, interpersonal and customer service interaction strategies. At the end of the program, students will receive hands-on experience through an externship and learn the skills necessary to be competitive in the workplace. Graduates of the program may qualify for positions as web programmers, web designers, web systems support specialists and general support specialists.

PCI has chosen to offer this broad-based program in response to the high demand for skilled technicians in this expanding field. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 14 percent from 2008 to 2018, and employment for web programmers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2008 and 2018. As businesses increase technology to remain competitive, the demand for employment also increases.

"Our graduates will receive the specialized training necessary to meet the employment needs of this expanding industry and put themselves in high demand," said Dr. Blake Faulkner, President of PCI. "New opportunities for individuals with specialized information technology training are on the rise across the KC metro area and the nation."

For more information on the Information Technology - Web Programming and Application Support program at Pinnacle Career Institute in South Kansas City, visit http://www. pcitraining. edu today.

About Pinnacle Career Institute
For more than 50 years, Pinnacle Career Institute has provided quality career education in fields such as Alternative Energy, Business, Health & Fitness, Medical, and Trades and Technical. Along with its online division, Pinnacle Career Institute has 3 campuses located in the Kansas City, MO area and our campus in Lawrence, KS. Pinnacle Career Institute offers flexible scheduling options and quality skill education.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes and Wild Oats Go Pink and Green

Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes and Wild Oats Go Pink and Green

Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes will supply Wild Oats with two new products: crab cakes and shrimp cakes made from wild harvested shrimp from Key West, Florida. Using catch and release nets, the purveyors will save the turtles and bring in the sweet, special shrimp in an "all green" method. Both products contain only healthy ingredients. No hydrogenated fats. This is a landmark partnership and represents Chesapeake Bay's ability to meet the special needs of customers and the public.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 10, 2006

Astral Foods (dba) Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes and More and Wild Oats Natural Marketplace have teamed up to offer two all-natural products, crab cakes and shrimp cakes. Neither product contains any hydrogenated fats or oils, and are made with unbleached flour ingredients.

Tom Quinn, Vice President/Sales of Astral Foods says, “The development of products for Wild Oats demonstrates our ability to be challenged by our customers and because of our flexibility and resources, we are able to satisfy those needs to deliver products that meet changing customer demands.”

These two all-natural gourmet seafood products reflect a growing interest in better foods, pure and simple. Joseph Sabbagh, for Wild Oats says, “We’re so excited to partner with Astral Foods to offer these two healthy, flavorful products. We believe our customers will be coming back and back for more.”

The brilliant pink sweet shrimp, wild-caught off the coast of Key West, Florida are also “green.” The vessels which harvest the shrimp use by-catch reduction devices (BYRDS) and have the lowest by-catch ratio of any shrimp fleet in the world. Sea turtles are safely released. Cox’s Wholesale Seafood, purveyors of the All-American shrimp, fish only in federally approved waters and stay out of protected coral reefs and sea grass beds.

Astral Foods, the 25-year-old company has firmly established itself as a household name with its specialty line of handmade, hand-picked jumbo lump crab cakes and other all-natural ingredient gourmet seafood products.(www. cbgourmet. com).

Steve Cohen, CEO says, “We are so excited about this new product line produced exclusively for Wild Oats. We believe this will serve the needs of the all natural foods generation and shows our company’s ability to stay ahead of the curve.”

For locations of the Wild Oats store near you, log onto Wildoats. com. For more information about Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes and more, log onto cbcrabcakes. com.

For more information call Linda Eckhardt, 973 762 4857