Saturday, April 30, 2011

Have mat. Will travel - this time for good vibes. Los Angeles, California based Health Habitravels Retreats and Journeys heads to Joshua Tree, California the weekend of October 15-18 for an ecclectic Desert Vibes Retreat

Have mat. Will travel - this time for good vibes. Los Angeles, California based Health Habitravels Retreats and Journeys heads to Joshua Tree, California the weekend of October 15-18 for an ecclectic Desert Vibes Retreat.

"Vibes" is Health Habitravels 6th retreat since founder Tannis Kobrinsky, a Los Angeles based Pilates/GYROKINESIS (r) teacher, led HHT's inaugural New Mexican Sojourn in July, 2003. In little over a year Tannis has conducted weekend California retreats in Cambria and Ojai, and longer journeys to Costa Rica, Peru and Bolivia. Vibes is the last offering on HHT's 2004 schedule, and for anyone into hiking desert-scapes, healing through sound and daily Pilates and yoga practice, this weekend shouldn't be missed.

(PRWEB) September 10, 2004

Tannis, a “people person” and veteran movement educator, with an adventurous spirit, inquiring mind and active body, created Health Habitravels in 2003 to integrate a variety pack of mind-body practices into restorative travels. Integrate daily mind-body practices, not only yoga, but also Pilates™ mat, water moves, and GYROKINESIS® (a meld of Qi Gong, Kundalini Yoga, and dance) into international eco-adventures – sacred journeys – cultural explorations & retreats, and you have Health Habitravels.

These are not yoga retreats designed for "yoga-heads. Don't expect to spend all day holding a pose and meditating. Do expect daily practice, but you'll be out of the studio more than in it. These are transforming retreats and and soft-adventures to amazing natural habitats and intriguing places that inquire into the peoples, histories and cultures of these lands. HHT offers healing mind-body-spirit global adventures that awaken and enrich participant's understanding of this incredible planet. The retreats are active, varied, and spiked with surprises. Belly Dancers, Shamans, Opera singers, stone throwing seers, you never know who might show up at one of these happenings. If you want a dose of nature how about waterfall hikes in Costa Rica, kayaking in Moro Bay, diving into a natural spring in Ojai or hiking to the Gate of the Sun at Machu Picchu.

The journeys are also educational, with guided tours provided by study leaders and local authorities on prehistory, history, natural history and science, spirituality, arts and culture. If there is a sacred site in the vicinity, expect to visit it; and if so-moved, you'll be able to participate in ancient dances, rituals and ceremonies.

There's also time on your own scheduled into each journey. Retreat and replenish is also part of the Health Habitravels equation. Spa facilities, some rustic, some lusciously world class are included on most HHT journeys. Lodgings run the gamut, from the transcendent joy of camping under the stars, to remote retreat centers, to the convenience and comfort of the best hotels regionally available.

But one of the biggest rewards are the new friendships you'll forge between adventurous spirits who share your interests. Expect to return home with fond memories and lasting friends. A number of Health Habitravels travelers have been on at least 2 of this years events. They're spreading the word, signing on for upcoming adventures, and bringing along friends.

Desert Vibes is scheduled for October 15-18, 2004 in California's Morengo Valley. Tannis picked The Twenty Palms Inn as headquarters. The Inn's historic and unique adobes and cabins circle around Mora Oasis. The Inn is right by an entrance to amazing Joshua Tree National Park, famous for Joshua Trees and out of this world rock formations. Vibes' schedule includes daily yoga, Pilates and GYROKINESIS®, hikes, Saturday attendance at the 5th annual Didgeridoo Festival, stargazing with telescope toting Los Angeles Natural History Museum science expert, and a meditative “group sound bath” in Landers at The Integratron. The weekend, like all Health Habitravel's is reasonably priced, ranging from $390-$550. Since it's already September you'll want to reserve ASAP to save a space for what's going to be yet another fabulous Health Habitravels getaway.

For more information and to reserve contact:

Health Habitravels

Tannis Kobrinsky


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


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NHS Newham Deploys Aerohive’s Wireless LAN Across Borough

NHS Newham Deploys Aerohive’s Wireless LAN Across Borough

WLAN to Mobilize Healthcare Professionals & Accelerate Adoption of RiO

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2010

Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that NHS Newham, which is responsible for the entire health budget of the London Borough of Newham, has implemented Aerohive’s controller-less WLAN infrastructure at its headquarters (HQ) and two polyclinics. Implemented and supported by Swiftpath Business Solutions and Networks First, the WLAN will help mobilize healthcare professionals and ensure the successful adoption of key initiatives such as utilization of referral based electronic applications, including RiO, and will eventually be rolled-out to the remaining 20 sites across the Borough as business demands dictate.

Aerohive's cooperative control HiveAPs require no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the HiveAPs enables them to self-organize into groups called Hives. The result is a secure multi-service WLAN infrastructure able to support a vast array of wireless devices, application types and service levels, with faster client performance, wire-like resilience and lower capital and operational costs.

Charles McNair, Director of Resources at NHS Newham said, “The mobilization of our healthcare professionals ensures patients have access to the right expertise on-demand. It is our job to ensure staff can access and update a patient’s records, or schedule a medical procedure, from any location, both securely and in real-time. Achieving this within a limited budget requires driving down capital and operational costs without compromising innovation and value. The wireless technologies from Aerohive can assist in this process.”

Paul Wrench, ICT Network Administrator, led the procurement process and comments that having previously deployed wireless networks, he was skeptical of finding an architecture that would provide a good user experience and reduce his costs.

“The challenges of wireless have centered on its complexity, reliability, and cost. With wireless fast becoming the primary network connection throughout NHS Newham, these issues had to be overcome. During the tender process, Aerohive stood head and shoulders above its competitors. The controller-less architecture, intuitive access points and central administration platform demonstrates this technology is designed simply to work, and doesn’t require tweaking or reconfiguration.”

By removing the need for controllers at each site, Wrench remarks that the economic argument was extremely compelling. “It simply wasn’t viable for us to deploy a controller and redundant controller at each site, nor, due to the critical nature of a healthcare environment, were we able to consider centralizing controllers. Aerohive’s technology allows us to minimize onsite infrastructure, bringing immediate CAPEX and OPEX savings, as well as reducing points of failure in the network.”

With only one HiveManager required to monitor up to 5,000 APs, as the network scales, investment is limited to just additional HiveAPs. Wrench and his team are also able to coordinate the entire network from a central location.

Says Wrench, “The platform is very impressive, and allows us to manage the network without going to individual sites. In the long-term, as we migrate to the Aerohive network across NHS Newham, this will massively reduce onsite maintenance, freeing us to focus on innovation and value-add activity. Furthermore, the controller-less architecture makes the network both flexible and easy to scale, without impeding performance or resilience.”


No Place Like Home TV Presents "Planning a Family Vacation"

No Place Like Home TV Presents "Planning a Family Vacation"

No Place Like Home TV is proud to partner with the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this exciting television special.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2005

Family vacations are part of the American culture. Everyone remembers old black and white pictures of grandparents and parents as children on a family trip. It’s now for this generation’s opportunity to create their own indelible memories of their own family vacations to be treasured and remembered for years to come. Getting the entire family involved in selecting the vacation destination makes the entire trip fun and fulfilling. Join us for our next edition of “No Place Like Home” as we, with our special guest from the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, discuss ways to get the whole family involved in choosing the trip. We will show you what information that needs to be researched, and research “tasks” to give your kids. We will also provide valuable packing tips, and give the latest information when it comes to airport security. One vacation location we’re going to travel to is San Antonio, Texas. We’re going to tour the city and discuss the historical sites, show you the fun things that are available for kids, and stroll down River Walk. Outdoor activities? We’re going to show you tons of them. Restaurants? San Antonio has something for everyone. And of course, don’t forget the Alamo. Discover this and so much more on the next edition of No Place Like Home. Make sure you tune in!

No Place Like Home is an eclectic, fast paced, half-hour television series that addresses the most important topics facing families today. No Place Like Home offers ideas and solutions for families of every variety, working their way through some of the happiest, most exciting, and perhaps most challenging times of life.

There are thousands of interesting stories in the midst of our homes and No Place Like Home is committing its television resources to bringing the best of these stories to the American public. No Place Like Home covers a wide range of topics such as parenting issues, health and wellness, women's issues, home decor, home renovation and construction, cooking, nutrition, travel and leisure, automotive, financial, and technology.

Whether you're a family of one, or a house full of people of all ages, No Place Like Home will provide practical suggestions on how life can be lived more creatively and inclusively, regardless of age, health, or family budget.

Don't miss the next episode of No Place Like Home! To learn more about No Place Like Home prior to airing, visit us on the web at www. NoPlaceLikeHomeTV. com.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

GovDelivery and Zumbox Partner to Deliver Considerable Cost Savings and Paper Reduction Opportunities for Government

GovDelivery and Zumbox Partner to Deliver Considerable Cost Savings and Paper Reduction Opportunities for Government

Digital Postal Mail Solution Now Available for GovDelivery Local, State and Federal Government Clients

St. Paul, MN and Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2010

GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, and Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail (http://www. govdelivery. com/zumbox) services, today announced a partnership to aid government agencies and municipalities across the United States in dramatically reducing the financial and environmental costs associated with sending paper mail.

GovDelivery is the most comprehensive communication platform supporting government-to-citizen communication through all relevant channels including email, text messaging, and social media. Government clients use GovDelivery to send out more than 200 million messages every month on a range of topics including flu reports, natural disaster updates and changes to local park hours. With the launch of the GovDelivery and Zumbox partnership, GovDelivery clients can electronically send postal mail that is specific to an address, such as utility bills and license renewal reminders.

Zumbox connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail online. For every U. S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox, and the service is available at no cost for citizens. Users open and verify their Zumbox account by signing up and entering their residence address at http://www. zumbox. com (http://www. zumbox. com) which generates a verification code that is delivered to their residence via the U. S. Postal Service. Zumbox provides users with a simple, time-saving and environmentally responsible solution for digital postal mail with online recordkeeping of documents forever, for free.

Digital postal mail provides many benefits for government mailers large and small, particularly when compared to traditional paper mail. Benefits range from dramatic cost savings – as much as $.60 to $1.20 per resident per month – to faster collections, significant increases in paper suppression rates, and better customer service.

“Zumbox is a great channel for government information delivery and is a natural extension to our digital communication platform,” said Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder of GovDelivery. “Our government clients have been asking for additional tools to accelerate efforts to reduce paper and mailing costs, and working with Zumbox allows us to offer a unique and powerful solution that is free to implement and provides enormous benefit.”

GovDelivery and Zumbox will offer digital postal mail delivery free of charge to any of GovDelivery’s over 350 government clients provided they begin using the service in 2010. Over 15 million people are signed up to receive updates from the government through GovDelivery with over 250,000 new registrations every month. Any person with a physical mailing address can sign up for Zumbox at no charge.

“GovDelivery brings tremendous expertise in serving the government market and a blue chip list of clients that will both benefit Zumbox as it expands in this new market for us,” said John Payne, CEO “We expect to have a big impact for their customers and the citizens they serve, both financially and environmentally.”

About GovDelivery
GovDelivery is the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system. Organizations using GovDelivery provide citizens with better service and access to relevant information by proactively delivering new information through email, mobile text alerts, RSS and social media channels. GovDelivery’s clients include the U. S. Departments of Defense, State, Labor, Transportation, Treasury, Homeland Security, Justice, Health and Human Services, state agencies across 30 states, the cities of Washington, D. C., and Minneapolis and hundreds of other organizations across the public sector. GovDelivery is a partner company of Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE). For more information, visit http://www. govdelivery. com (http://www. govdelivery. com).

About Zumbox
Zumbox is the world’s first paperless postal system. It connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail via the Internet. Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail created from a redirection of the print stream originally intended for large mailing systems. For every U. S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox - a digital mailbox - enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online. Zumbox represents a more cost-effective, convenient and environmentally responsible way to deliver postal mail. As a closed system of known, verified mailers and recipients, Zumbox provides bank-level security and complies with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards. For more information, visit http://www. zumbox. com (http://www. zumbox. com).


Top Industry Business Magazine Confirms Walton Construction for Exclusive Editorial Feature

Top Industry Business Magazine Confirms Walton Construction for Exclusive Editorial Feature

Bean Media Group, the brains behind the popular series of business magazines entitled 'Australia's Best', have given the thumbs up to Walton Construction with the inclusion of the company in their latest Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining Magazine.

Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) June 16, 2009

Bean Media Group, the brains behind the popular series of business magazines entitled 'Australia's Best', have given the thumbs up to Walton Construction with the inclusion of the company in their latest Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining Magazine.

As one of the most trusted construction companies in Australia today, Walton Construction aims to make the impossible possible by delivering quality and cost effective projects throughout a diverse range of market sectors.

Walton Construction is a multi-award winning construction company that continues to develop its expert skills in a wide variety of areas, such as: Commercial Construction, Heritage Projects, Aged Care Facilities, Health Care, Schools, Universities and Fit-out.

Founding Director, Craig Walton realised in the early '90s that there was a need for a construction and project management company that could provide an enhanced level of planning, control and accountability in addition to a higher standard in quality and craftsmanship. The company was then founded in 1993 and since then has firmly established itself as one of Australia's most progressive commercial construction companies with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

The company has recently completed a number of impressive projects in a number of areas, such as the Wildlife Warriors Hospital at Australia Zoo, the Blue Care Aged Care Facility, the Riverside Cafe, Vantage Tower, Virgin Blue Australia's Brisbane Domestic Terminal, Sheldon College plus many others.

The company has recently entered all of these projects into the Master Builders Association Awards for excellence in construction. Walton has also previously made a splash at the industry awards prior to this having won in 2003, 2004 and 2006.


Coapt Systems New CEO, Laureen De Buono, To Fuel Company's Growth and Product Innovation

Coapt Systems New CEO, Laureen De Buono, To Fuel Company's Growth and Product Innovation

Experienced Medical Device Executive and Former CFO of Thermage Inc. To Drive Coapt's Growth In New Markets, Including Non-Invasive Aesthetics

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2008

Coapt Systems, Inc. (http://www. coaptsystems. com/index. html), developer of bioabsorbable implants for the fixation of soft tissue in the plastic, reconstructive and sports medicine markets, announced today the appointment of Laureen DeBuono as its President and CEO. She will also serve as a member of the company's Board of Directors. DeBuono has more than 25 years of management experience in the medical device and technology markets. She was most recently CFO of Thermage, Inc., one of the leading medical device companies for aesthetic applications, where she was instrumental in building its growth platform and taking the company public in November 2006. At Coapt Systems, DeBuono will focus on growing core product revenue, building the technology platform, and expanding into new markets, including non-invasive aesthetics.

"I am thrilled to join Coapt Systems as its President and CEO and to help the company achieve even greater success by taking advantage of new market opportunities," said DeBuono. "Coapt has established itself as a market leader and innovator, and the company has steadily increased its product offerings and customer base. Coapt is now poised to expand its innovative product line and to move into new markets, particularly non-invasive aesthetics."

The company has introduced seven products into the market since 2002, and over 65,000 patients worldwide have received ENDOTINE™ implants in facial rejuvenation procedures. The Company's products are sold in over 41 countries.

Coapt Systems, founded in 2000 by a practicing plastic surgeon, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets bio absorbable implants that provide surgeons with breakthrough soft tissue fixation technology. Coapt's revolutionary platform technology for soft tissue fixation enables surgeons to reduce operating time, facilitate minimally invasive procedures, minimize procedural complexity, and achieve improved surgical outcomes. Coapt's patented ENDOTINE family of products are used for plastic surgery procedures that require accurate soft tissue fixation either to opposing soft tissue or to bone. The ENDOTINE product line is becoming the standard of care in aesthetic facial procedures.

"Coapt Systems has all the necessary elements, including strong management and an innovative product line, to continue its strong pace of growth and expansion," said Brent Ahrens, general partner at Canaan Partners. "Coapt is a great example of the type of innovative, high-growth company meeting unmet medical needs we invest in at Canaan. Laureen is a great addition to the team with her extensive management experience and recent success in the growing field of non-invasive aesthetics. Under her leadership, Coapt is poised to achieve even greater success moving forward."

Prior to joining Thermage in 2003, DeBuono was a consulting EVP and CFO to several public and private technology and medical device companies. DeBuono was also EVP, COO and CFO of More. com, an Internet health products commerce company, and she was EVP, COO and CFO of Resound Corporation, a public, hearing products and communications company that was acquired by GN Great Nordic in 1999. She also served as EVP, General Counsel to Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc., a $900M public respiratory products company, from 1992-1998, and negotiated the sale of the company to Mallinkcrodt, Inc. in 1998. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Invivo, Inc., a public patient safety monitoring company, from 1998-2004, and of VISX, Inc., a public vision correction company, from 2003-2005, both of which were acquired. DeBuono received her J. D. from New York University Law School, an M. A. from Stanford University and a B. A. from Duke University.

About Coapt Systems
Coapt's product lineup includes the ENDOTINE Forehead, Midface ST, Midface B, TransBleph, Triple, Ribbon and SurgiWire devices, all of which are FDA approved. The company is also developing products for hand tendon repair. Located in Palo Alto, California, Coapt Systems Inc. is a privately held company with 47 employees.

For further information, visit www. coaptsystems. com.

Media Contacts:
Charlotte Copeland of Coapt Systems

Stephanie Cebulski for Coapt Systems


Monday, April 25, 2011

Shed Your Skin to a Fresher You

Shed Your Skin to a Fresher You

Wrinkles and spots are the price we now pay for those afternoons on the beach 20 years ago slathered in oil. Now with wrinkles, aging, and smoking lines we want to fix our faces. We want to shed our wrinkled, spotted skin and look fresher. Shedding the outer layer skin is like an animal shedding its skin. The peeling away the upper layer of skin helps unclogs our pores, remove toxins and when exfoliated and washed off, the newer and cleaner cells come to the fresh surface; leaving a soft, clean, fresher face. You can now do this at home using Five Star Nights anti-aging skin care line made only from organic and natural ingredients, no harsh chemical peels. You can even pronounce all the ingredients!

Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) October 11, 2005

Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or a combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and BHAs, have appeared as ingredients in anti-aging skin care products. While both AHAs and BHAs act as exfoliants, AHAs are a group of weak organic acids, which easily penetrates the skin barrier. AHAs also have a moisturizing effect. By increasing the moisture content of upper skin layers, AHAs smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as relieve dryness and flakiness.

Organic AHA ingredients: derived from fruit, sugar cane, and milk sugars and served up in creams and lotions. The most commonly used and most effective AHAs are glycolic and lactic acids. Both of these easily penetrate the skins surface, and they have the most accumulated research on their functionality and benefit for skin. Glycolic and Lactic acids dissolve the “skins cement” that binds the dead skin cells to the surface of your skin. The cells loosen and wash off or peel off. This allows the newer cells underneath to come to the surface. Eliminating dead skin can unplug pores, allow normal oil flow through and out of the pores, allows skin moisture by enhancing moisture uptake, and binds water to the skin.

AHAs and BHAs use a chemical process to penetrate the skin, versus salt and sugar scrubs that use friction and scrape the exposed area of skin. AHAs and BHAs only exfoliate, or remove the dead/damaged skin cells and leave the healthy skin cells alone. It is highly recommended using sunscreen as AHA causes skin sensitivity and you may burn easier. Wear a hat with a brim of at least 4 inches, long sleeve shirt, and sunscreen of SPF 15. AHA may cause irritation or redness.

Remember: Sun Protection used everyday is the Best Wrinkle Preventer.


Cardiovascular Catheters and Systems Market to reach $3.4 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Cardiovascular Catheters and Systems Market to reach $3.4 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Driven by increasing number of interventional procedures due to continuous rise in the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, global market for Cardiovascular Catheters and Systems is projected to reach $3.4 billion by 2010.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 16, 2008

The worldwide cardiovascular catheters and systems market (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp) rides on a wave of technological advancements associated with catheters, which ensure improved maneuverability and insertion capabilities. Rapid advancements in technology have resulted in the production of sophisticated catheters that allow physicians to exercise greater control over their navigation capabilities. As a result, these devices are now capable of penetrating areas that were previously unreachable. Advancements in the field of robotics and imaging have also contributed to augmenting the effectiveness of minimally invasive catheterization procedures. Further, lack of significant pharmacological alternatives has fostered the demand for cardiovascular catheters around the world.

United States represents the largest market for cardiovascular catheters in the world, accounting for 40% of the revenues in 2008, as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Asia Pacific is forecast to be the fastest growing market, with a CAGR of 8% during the period 2005-2010. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is the focus of healthcare industry in the nation. Obesity, particularly amongst younger patients, is one the major factors contributing to the ever increasing incidence of cardiac diseases.

In Europe, therapeutic catheters (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp) represent the largest segment and are projected to reach $662 million by 2010. Within therapeutic catheters segment, EP ablation catheters market (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp) is projected to report the fastest growth at a compounded annual rate of 10.5% over the 2005-2010 period. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation has gained popularity as an effective procedure for management of atrial fibrillation (AF). With enormous complications associated with drug therapy, RF catheter ablation is set to become a major therapy for treatment of AF. Within diagnostic catheters category, angiography catheters market (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp) represents the larger segment, with sales estimated at $318 million for the year 2008.

Global cardiovascular catheter market is highly concentrated with few players dominating the market. Boston Scientific, Abbott Laboratories, C. R. Bard, Medtronic, Cordis Corporation, St. Jude Medical, Terumo Medical Corporation, and Teleflex Medical are major players in the overall cardiovascular catheters market.

The report titled "Cardiovascular Catheters and Systems: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. analyzes the market over the 2000-2015 period. The market is analyzed across the following segments - Catheters (Angiography Catheters and EP Mapping Catheters) and Therapeutic Catheters (Rapid-Exchange PTCA Balloon Catheters, Over-The-Wire PTCA Balloon Catheters, EP Ablation Catheters, Atherectomy Catheters, Perfusion and Fixed Balloon, and Guide Catheters).

For more details of this research report please visit http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp (http://www. strategyr. com/Cardiovascular_Catheters_and_Systems_Market_Report. asp)

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) (http://www. strategyr. com) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world's largest market research publishers. The company employs over 700 people worldwide and publishes more than 880 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers a range of over 60,000 smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Enlists The Larson Group For Branding Development

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Enlists The Larson Group For Branding Development

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has selected The Larson Group as agency of record to provide brand development and execution.

Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2006

The Larson Group, a creative marketing communications company, today announces that Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, located in Newport Beach, California, has enlisted The Larson Group as their agency of record to provide brand development and execution.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a not-for-profit, acute medical care facility located on California's Orange County coastline. Ranked among the top five percent nationwide, Hoag received the 2006 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades, the nation's leading provider of independent hospital ratings.

In an effort to promote their wide range of services and state-of-the-art facilities, Hoag Hospital has engaged The Larson Group to develop a targeted brand development strategy geared to gain awareness that will create a consistent market presence throughout Southern California. As the first component of the hospital's branding program, The Larson Group will produce a comprehensive campaign for a variety of media channels.

The Larson Group's founder and creative director, Michelle Larson explains, "This new partnership is a testament to our firm's ongoing commitment and passion to create exceptional communications strategy through words and visuals that when put together provide quantifiable results.

"We are excited for the opportunity to work with Hoag Hospital and their talented marketing team. We understand their goals and are prepared to bring a fresh, innovative approach to reach their target market," continues Larson. "Our in depth knowledge of the community, its residents, and our marketing of companies and products with a similar audience allows us to connect with the hospital's listeners in a meaningful way."

In addition to their services for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, The Larson Group has worked with a wide range of clients including: The Irvine Company, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine Apartment Communities, Four Seasons Hotel, Red Development, Hanson's Beverage Company, among others.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care; not-for-profit hospital that provides advanced medical programs in many specialties as well as five renowned centers of excellence: Hoag Cancer Center, Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, Hoag Neuroscience Institute, Hoag Orthopedic Services and Hoag Women's Health Services.

For more information on Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian contact:

[949] 764-4624

Www. hoaghospital. org

About The Larson Group

The Larson Group is a full-service marketing communications company that integrates creative strategy with words and images to create emotional impact and tangible results. Leveraging promotional expertise and trend setting creativity, The Larson Group helps its clients build brand strategy and market presence by communicating intuitively to their individual target audiences.

For more information on The Larson Group contact:

Brigette O'Donovan

Director of Business Development

[949] 715-0001

Www. thelarsongroup. com

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

DC Area Integrative Medicine Doctor to Join Medical Relief Mission in Haiti with Acupuncturists Without Borders

DC Area Integrative Medicine Doctor to Join Medical Relief Mission in Haiti with Acupuncturists Without Borders

Dr. David P. Sniezek, Director of the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center, located at Foggy Bottom and McLean, Virginia, is a pioneer in Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine in the Washington, DC area. He uses Integrative Medicine methods, such as medical acupuncture, to prevent, reduce and soothe symptoms of patients with cancer.

Washington DC (PRWEB) May 7, 2010

Dr. David P. Sniezek, Director of the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center (http://www. AdvancedIntegrativeRehabilitation. com) in the Washington, DC area, will be joining a medical relief mission headed to Haiti at the end of this month as part of Acupuncturists Without Borders. Dr. Sniezek will be a member of a small team of professionals providing relief from pain and post traumatic stress suffered as a result of the catastrophic earthquake that virtually leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince last January.

A three-decade practitioner of integrative medicine, Dr. Sniezek is transforming the way doctors and hospitals approach rehabilitation medicine, including patients with cancer. Integrative medicine combines the best medical practices in both conventional and complementary medicine. Dr. Sniezek developed a start-up entity in Washington, DC called Syntegrative Solutions, LLC (http://www. syntegrativesolutions. com), which provides data and tools, research and identification of best medical practices, and peer insight to leaders in healthcare enterprises that aspire to incorporate integrative medicine into their communities. His company's scope of experience spans business, education, and government.

One of Dr. Sniezek's most recent local projects has been providing medical acupuncture at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Recent quality randomized control trials published in scientific journals has shown the benefits of medical acupuncture in many unexpected areas such as pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, xerostomia, and even hot flashes. The evidence is so convincing, that integrative medicine is increasingly offered by major cancer centers nationwide, including Dana - Farber, Mayo Clinic, M. D. Anderson: Place of Wellness, and Sloan-Kettering. All of these programs use medical acupuncture routinely. Dr. Weidong Lu, an acupuncturist at Harvard's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, recommends that medical acupuncture be used during all stages of cancer.

"Acupuncture has been shown to be safe in both healthy and unhealthy adults and children; however, special care must be taken when applying acupuncture to oncology patients in the hospital," says Dr. Sniezek. “It’s important that acupuncturists treating patients with cancer have advanced training in oncology. We need to continually assess advanced imaging studies, blood testing, and work closely with the entire oncology team to make certain acupuncture is safe and to optimize success.”

"My goal is to promote more widespread adoption of safe and effective integrative interventions, such as medical acupuncture, into the management of cancer," says Dr. Sniezek. “I hope to improve the overall cancer experience by reducing pain and suffering and maybe, in time, even affect outcomes.”

Dr. Sniezek will be in Haiti for the Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) relief mission from May 20-29. AWB was formed in September, 2005 in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. AWB provided free community acupuncture treatments to survivors of the hurricanes in Louisiana, including evacuees, residents, first responders, emergency personnel, volunteers and other care providers. AWB treated close to 8,000 individuals in New Orleans and the surrounding areas with a tremendously positive response and high demand to expand its services.

About Dr. Sniezek
David P. Sniezek, DC, MD, FAAMA is a 1989 graduate of the Rehabilitation Medicine program at the George Washington University Medical Center, the Harvard Medical School Structural Acupuncture for Physicians program, and the UCLA School of Medicine Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a Fellow of the American Academy of Geriatric Medicine, and American Association of Integrative Medicine. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Sniezek is on the attending and consulting staff at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where he provides medical services for pain and symptom management. He works with the Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment and Care Team (PANDA) and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Sniezek has special interest in Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Management, and Integrative Medicine. He has authored numerous medical articles and is on the Editorial Board of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Sniezek has been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Doctor” in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine during the past 15 years. Dr. Sniezek has offices in McLean, Virginia as well as Washington, DC. He is also on the medical staff at GW Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and Sibley Memorial Hospital where he practices Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management.

For more information about medical acupuncture in oncology and other areas of practice, contact Dr. Sniezek's office at 908 New Hampshire Ave., NW #500, WDC 20037, by calling 202-296-3555 or visit www. AdvancedIntegrativeRehabilitation. com (http://www. AdvancedIntegrativeRehabilitation. com).


Geonetric September Webinar to Prepare Attendees for 2005 SHSMD Conference

Geonetric September Webinar to Prepare Attendees for 2005 SHSMD Conference

Geonetric, an industry leader in patient-centric healthcare web products and solutions has announced, “Pre-Show Prep Course for SHSMD 2005” as the September topic of their monthly Webinar series. This month's Webinar will take place at 2:00 P. M. (central time) on both Thursday, September 8 and Monday, September 12. The webinar will help show attendees get a clear background on Geonetric’s product and service offerings prior to the show.

Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) September 9, 2005

Geonetric, an industry leader in patient-centric healthcare web products and solutions has announced, “Pre-Show Prep Course for SHSMD 2005” as the September topic of their monthly Webinar series. This month's Webinar will take place at 2:00 P. M. (central time) on both Thursday, September 8 and Monday, September 12. The webinar will help show attendees get a clear background on Geonetric’s product and service offerings prior to the show.

The SHSMD (Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development) conference will be held for three days on September 14-17 in Chicago, IL and will hold many sessions designed to teach you about cutting edge tools, techniques and trends in healthcare.

The webinar will be discussing several of GeonetricÂ’s latest technologies including:

 VitalSite® - GeonetricÂ’s Multi-Site Content Management System  VitalSite's suite of integrated, interactive modules  Services including Architecture, Accessibility, Usability & Design  Collaborative Extranet and Document Management Systems  Brand Asset Management Solutions  Policy and Procedure Management Systems

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Ben Dillon, Vice President of Strategic Services at Geonetric. Ben brings over 9 years of business and technology expertise of crafting Internet strategies to the table. He provides an unparalleled level of insight to create clear paths to success for organizations such as University of Iowa Health Care, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and Holnam Corporation (now Holcim US). He holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA in eBusiness and Strategic Management from the University of Iowa.


The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development is the premier national healthcare strategy and market development organization, providing members with the products and services aimed at helping meet the needs of todayÂ’s changing and challenging healthcare environment. Members can rely on the Society resources to provide extensive information and educational resources along with great networking opportunities needed to move you forward with your career.

For more information about SHSMD and the 2005 conference, please visit http://www. shsmd. org (http://www. shsmd. org)

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 website at http://www. geonetric. com (http://www. geonetric. com)

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Group Logic, Inc. Announces New Board Members

Group Logic, Inc. Announces New Board Members

Company Appoints New Board Members to Oversee Accelerated Strategic Growth

Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) March 10, 2010

Group Logic], the leading provider of desktop client integration and data transfer solutions, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors – John Malone, who will serve as Chairman, and Dave Ellison. In addition, the company has re-organized its executive team to better position the company for aggressive growth.

T. Reid Lewis, Group Logic Co-Founder and President said, "The Board and the founders are committed to building a talented leadership team to carry Group Logic through its aggressive growth strategy. Both Malone and Ellison bring to the board decades of hands-on experience in growing successful companies. Mr. Ellison’s archiving and security software business experience at iLumin is a perfect complement to Group Logic’s strategic direction going forward.”

Chairman John Malone, speaking on behalf of the Board, said, "The entire Board is excited about the solutions that Group Logic has built and acquired over the past 20 years. With a blue-chip customer base of over 4,500 customers, a strong portfolio of industry-leading products, a talented staff and a healthy balance sheet, we are well-positioned to further increase Group Logic’s leadership and broad acceptance in the marketplace."

About John Malone
John Malone has served in a number of leadership roles with a strong emphasis on driving rapid organizational growth. Mr. Malone has achieved high levels of success in a broad range of organizations which vary from a Fortune 100 company, to a mid-cap, to the founding of a brand new start up.

Mr. Malone has been engaged with Digital Sandbox since August 2007 as a Special Advisor to the Board. Most recently Mr. Malone was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for NeuStar from January 2003 to April 2007. Mr. Malone was accountable for the revenue side of Neustar’s business both as a private company and then as a NYSE company. NeuStar’s revenue grew from $80+M in 2002 to in excess of $420+M in 2007 under Mr. Malone’s leadership

Prior to NeuStar, Mr. Malone was the CEO and cofounder of BizTelOne which was started 2001. He also served as the President of the Commercial Systems Group at Universal Systems Inc.
Mr. Malone has a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

About Dave Ellison
David Ellison is an innovative Chief Executive with a twenty-five year track record of developing and implementing rapid growth strategies and providing visionary leadership in delivering strategically critical products and services that enable sustainable competitive advantage while achieving operational excellence and outstanding business results. Extensive experience in all facets of business operations including strategy and planning, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, product development, customer support services, IT and Administration.

Mr. Ellison’s experience ranges across broad industry sectors including Aerospace, Defense, Infrastructure Technologies, Software Services, Financial Services and Telecommunications.

In his most recent position, Mr. Ellison served as President and CEO of Era Systems, growing the company from a nearly bankrupt entity to a leader in surveillance technologies. Other management positions were held at CA, iLumin Software Services and Primark / Disclosure.

Mr. Ellison received his B. S. in Finance and Accounting as well as his B. S. in Computer Information Systems from George Mason University.

About Group Logic

Group Logic is the leading provider desktop client integration and data transfer solutions that enable customers to increase productivity and leverage existing infrastructure investments through enterprise file transfer and Mac/Windows connectivity solutions. With over 20 years of unmatched experience, Group Logic’s emphasis on customer success is the very core of its business.

More than 4,500 customers trust Group Logic every day to move and share their files around the world.

For more information, visit Group Logic on the Web at www. grouplogic. com or call 800.476.8781 / +1.703.528.1555.

Alison Natali
Marketing Manager
Group Logic, Inc.

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E-Builder Launches the First of Four Upgrades in 2010 to its Capital Program and Project Management Software

E-Builder Launches the First of Four Upgrades in 2010 to its Capital Program and Project Management Software

Capital program management software incorporates new collaborative BIM functionality to address growing needs of the market

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 9, 2010

e-Builder, the pioneer of web-based capital program and project management software (http://www. e-builder. net/capital-project-management-software. html), recently announced the launch of e-Builder Enterprise 7.4, the first of four upgrades for 2010, boasting over 70 enhancements to its flagship software-as-a-service (SaaS).

The new functionality supports collaborative BIM model review, automated file synchronization with client servers, more flexible reporting capabilities to enable visibility into both business processes and project key performance indicators (KPIs), extended file categorization for improved search, and new data exchange functionality that leverages the latest agcXML standards. In addition, we've added numerous features to streamline data entry and approval processes for budget, cost, and schedule management, all based on feedback from the e-Builder user base.

"I'm impressed with the work our product management team has achieved in one upgrade" said Jonathan Antevy, e-Builder Founder and CEO. "This work further reinforces the value that our SaaS model and integrated approach to software development, implementation, training, and support provides our clients. Our approach along with our industry focus allows us to quickly respond to our clients' needs and deliver new functionality within weeks or months, as opposed to years."

About e-Builder
E-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated capital program and project management software for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder's technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www. e-Builder. net. 

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Friday, April 22, 2011

BOWA Sees Homeowners Increasingly Embracing Pet-Friendly Remodeling Options in Greater Washington, DC

BOWA Sees Homeowners Increasingly Embracing Pet-Friendly Remodeling Options in Greater Washington, DC

The management of BOWA (http://www. bowa. com), a home transformation company, is seeing a surge in pet-friendly remodeling requests among their pet-loving clients in greater Washington, D. C.

McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2010

The management of BOWA (http://www. bowa. com), a home transformation company, is seeing a surge in pet-friendly remodeling requests among their pet-loving clients in greater Washington, D. C.

"We're seeing a trend in the D. C. area of more homeowners modifying their homes to accommodate the comfort of their beloved pets and to create greater conveniences for their families," said Larry Weinberg, CEO of BOWA. "A survey found that 84 percent of pet owners say their pets make their home life healthier*, so considering pets' needs and the demands that go along with them, our clients are building special spaces for their furry friends that lead to more contained and convenient options for families."

With careful planning, there are many remodeling features that can be explored to ensure homes are more accommodating for pets and homeowners alike. They include:
Doggy showers with low-level, hand-held sprayers, are often located in mud rooms or garages. These spaces, often tiled and custom-painted to suit a pet's personality, make bathing or rinsing off muddy paws a breeze. Feeding stations can be built into a family's kitchen or mud room. Wall build outs accommodate feeding bowls and can include adequate space for the storage of food and other pet-related items, such as toys and medications. Some spaces even feature an installed water line that automatically refills the water bowl as needed. Litter boxes can be discretely located in custom cabinetry with whimsical, cat-shaped cutout entryways to help contain a kitty's potty area. Pet doors have become elaborate with options including French doors, screen door panels, and infrared and magnetic key options. Hideaways and sleeping areas can be built into laundry or foyer areas, creating peaceful and private spaces for pets to retreat. Windows are being designed to be located lower to flooring so pets have excellent outdoor views - complete with personalized 'pet seats' for four-legged friends to enjoy hours of "built-in" entertainment.

While some homeowners may be reluctant to remodel due to the impact of construction on their pet, BOWA personnel customize individual solutions for every client to guarantee their pet's space and comfort are optimally maintained throughout the entire home transformation process.

For more information, visit http://www. bowa. com/dog-and-cat-days-of-summer.

*American Animal Hospital Association survey

About BOWA Builders
As a home transformation company, BOWA is the single point of accountability for the design and construction of large-scale additions and renovations. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, BOWA's professionals have found that complex projects require input from numerous experts. Having one party who assembles and manages the team, takes accountability for the entire process and looks after the client's best interests is key to creating a beautiful home transformation and positive client experience. BOWA serves clients in Suburban Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. For more information, visit http://www. bowa. com or call (703) 734-9050.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

B2B Marketing and Search Engine Marketing Conference

B2B Marketing and Search Engine Marketing Conference

Learn diverse marketing lead generation tactics, including search engine optimization and paid advertising (PPC) strategies.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2006

Michael Murray, Fathom SEO’s (http://www. fathomseo. com (http://www. fathomseo. com)) vice president of Search Engine Marketing, will join other top marketing experts for What’s Working Now!, a fast-paced, comprehensive one-day conference Nov. 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A nationally known speaker and search engine marketing (SEM) veteran, Murray began shaping corporate SEO strategies as a search engine marketing consultant in 1997. He will share his insights on “How To Turn Search Engines Into Sales Machines.”

Murray is a frequent speaker at Search Engine Strategies conferences and has authored a number of articles, guides, white papers and studies, including how manufacturers and health care companies use SEO.

Other What’s Working Now! speakers will cover telemarketing, direct mail, business relationship marketing, tradeshow marketing, marketing strategy, how to identify super-responsive lists and print advertising.

Designed for B2B marketers concerned about their ROI, the one-day conference is only $199 (Early Bird Registration) - $249 after October 17. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The all-day event will be Thurs., Nov. 2 from 7:45 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. (preceded by breakfast and networking at 6:45 a. m.) at the Montgomery Inn, 601 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The conference comes with a money-back guarantee.

Get more details at the What’s Working Now website (http://www. wwnowbtb. com (http://www. wwnowbtb. com)) or

Register online at the Business Courier(http://www. bizjournals. com/cincinnati/event/2748?mp=3#register (http://www. bizjournals. com/cincinnati/event/2748?mp=3#register)).

Mike Hensley, who earned B-to-B Magazine’s coveted “Agency of the Year” award four times in the past eight years, will deliver the opening keynote: “Business Relationship Marketing: Effectiveness and ROI, Now!”

At What's Working NOW marketers will learn -

How an industrial supply business increased its search engine traffic by more than 1,000% in less than a year How one organization increased its e-mail inquiries by 400% How a software firm's telemarketers applied a lead-rating system to help boost sales 31% Why telemarketers at a big company stopped leaving "call-me-back" phone mail messages, applied a better strategy instead, and scored 18 responses and five sales in the first hour! How a strategically placed 2 7/8 inch square sheet of paper improved direct mail response by 45% A proven 4-step process for turning tradeshow booth visitors into sales leads Details about how an easy-to-execute promotional campaign produced 150 new leads and 80 new clients

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

American Music Awards Carry Peacetoys In Their Gift Bags

American Music Awards Carry Peacetoys In Their Gift Bags

2006 American Music Awards has some Peacetoys in the gift bags. A Classic Hugg-A-Planet® Earth was selected by www. peacetoys. com to be included for this year's event. The performers for the 34th Annual American Music Awards will include Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban, the Dixie Chicks, Nelly Furtado, the Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Tenacious D, Snow Patrol and Carrie Underwood.

Essex Jct., VT (PRWEB) November 21, 2006

If Robert Forenza has his way, the 2006 American Music Awards guests will be hugging their planet for years to come. Forenza, president of www. peacetoys. com, has chosen a classic Hugg-A-Planet Earth toy to be included as a gift for this year's event. He hopes his gift will symbolize the need for us to care for our planet. "The world needs peace, now. Knowing that more culturally influential families are all hugging our planet will help bring closer a more peaceful and healthy world.

Music and musicians have a great deal of influence on our cultural values. Songs of peace, living for peace is what the Hugg-A-Planet® Earth is all about," says Forenza.

The Hugg-A-Planet Earth toy is no stranger to stardom. Named one of the 'Best 25 Toys for the Past 25 years' by the Parents' Choice Foundation and featured in both television and movies, this peace toy offers increased social awareness and promotes positive interactions between the people of the world.

"Our view of the world changed with the first image of the Earth, seen from the moon. The Hugg-A-Planet takes that unifying feeling one step further, by actually putting the world in your hands. When you hold the planet all by yourself, you can't help but understand the amount of social and environmental responsibility we all carry, and you can't help but understand the need to take action, now. We share this world, we share our destiny. We all are the solution. My goal in creating this soft earth is to remind others that peace and a healthy environment are needed. We can make it happen."

"Hugg-A-Planet Earth isn't just about awareness, it's about promoting peaceful change in the way we live our lives. The idea of 'hugging' or embracing the Earth is a symbolic way of opening up to others. A hug is a universal sign of affection, a sign of love, friendship, comfort, and caring. The experiences we have as young children help shape the rest of our lives, and instilling a love for the planet at a young age can have powerful effects on our future. Teaching children to love the planet is as important as learning to love each other."

The Classic Hugg-a-Planet® Earth is included in this year's 34th Annual American Music Awards gift bags on November 21, 2006 presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, Live Tuesday, November 21 (8:00-11:00 p. m., ET), on the ABC Television Network..

The 2006 American Music Awards is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by dick clark productions, inc. Performers for the special thus far are Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, Snow Patrol and Tenacious D.

Nominees for the 2006 American Music Awards include eight categories of music. Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music.

Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the nominations. Carey, was nominated for Favorite Female Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/Rhythm & Blues categories, as well as Favorite Album in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for The Emancipation of Mimi. The Red Hot Chili Peppers received Pop/Rock nominations for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album for Stadium Arcadium, along with a nod for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Music Category. Hip/Hop Funk sensation The Black Eyed Peas are up for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album for Monkey Business in the Rap/Hip Hop category, along with a nomination in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for Favorite Band, Duo or Group. Nickelback's hit album All the Right Reasons helped earn them three American Music Award nominations. The group is up for Favorite Album and Favorite Band, Duo or Group in the Pop/Rock category and will compete against the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Music category. Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, T. I., Carrie Underwood and Kanye West each received two nominations. 2006 break-out artists Chamillionaire, Pussycat Dolls and Carrie Underwood are nominated for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez (Dancing with the Stars), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, William Shatner (Boston Legal, Show Me the Money), Carmen Electra, Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl, Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, Grey's Anatomy stars Isaiah Washington and Justin Chambers, Taye Diggs (Day Break), Ryan Seacrest, Tony Hawk, Linkin Park, Chris Brown, Ice Cube, Chingy, Sean Paul, Tyrese, Frankie J, Brian McKnight, Hannah Montana's Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, Chamillionaire, JC Chasez, JoJo, Sarah Silverman, Weird Al Yankovic, Jesse McCartney, Cheetah Girls, Wendie Malick (Big Day), Kirk Franklin and cast members from High School Musical.

Hugg-A-Planet has been in business for 24 years. The Classic Hugg-A-Planet, Earth is now in 3 languages and is available 6" 12" 24" dia. sizes. It has over 600 place labels, is worldwide in homes, schools, and businesses, always within arm's reach for easy reference and a good hug. We also produce custom products such as our Hugg-A-Planet, Earth for companies, individuals and events, put your name on the world.

Visit us at www. peacetoys. com. Lots of informational resources for helping the planet there too.

Hugg-A-Planet, Earth is shared by Presidents, Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Entertainers, many other world, business and religious leaders. Our loveable Planet is embraced by many. We are proud to be part of the American Music Awards celebrity gift bag furthering Peacetoys positive effects on society.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Health Crisis Within 15 Years Medical Experts Warn

Health Crisis Within 15 Years Medical Experts Warn

U. S. Surgeon General Warns Of Increased Incidence Of Osteoporosis And Low Bone Mass Among Older Americans.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2005

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, an opportunity for health care providers to emphasize the importance of bone health, especially for Americans over 50.The first-ever U. S. Surgeon General's report on the topic of bone health released in October 2004, estimated roughly 1.5 million people a year suffer a bone fracture related to osteoporosis. The alarming news is that those who suffer these fractures are seldom tested for osteoporosis.

"....physicians who diagnose and treat fracturesŠare not evaluating patients with acute fractures for the presence of osteoporosis and are not prescribing calcium, vitamin D, or specific pharmacological therapy to reduce future fractures," said Dr. Marc Hochberg of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His comments were included in an article he co-authored for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in August 2003.

The members of the Mid Atlantic Osteoporosis Board are committed to educating physicians and the lay public on how to assess, diagnose and treat osteoporosis. According to Dr. Michael Bolognese, the board's chairman, "the board is entering its sixth year of existence and the members are more dedicated then ever. Today we see more primary care physicians involved in osteoporosis patient discussions and treatment than we did six years ago. However, fracture patients remain underdiagnosed and undertreated to prevent future fractures."

A recent analysis of the Pennsylvania Medicare drug benefit program from 1994 to 2000 supports this lack of attention to fractures. (American Journal of Medicine, October 2003) Over the 6 year study period 21,000 patients developed either a hip or wrist fracture. Forty nine (49) percent of the 21,000 had a prior fracture. Over time there was a slight increase in therapeutic intervention after fracture, but by the study end only 1 out of 5 patients were taking an osteoporosis medication in the six months following fracture. According to author Dr. Daniel Solomon, "It appears that many doctors and patients do not recognize that fracture is a key event that should alert us to the presence of osteoporosis, a condition with very effective treatment options."

To curb the osteoporosis "epidemic," doctors should order bone density scans for older Americans who suffer bone fractures. The bone mineral density test is a painless scan in which patients lie on a table and are scanned by a machine that measures spine and hip bone density. It takes about five to ten minutes and involves a very small amount of radiation. The National Osteoporosis Foundation provides these clear guidelines for physicians ordering a bone mineral density (BMD) test.

BMD testing should be performed on:

1. All women aged 65 and older regardless of risk factors.

2. Younger postmenopausal women with one or more risk factors (other than being white, postmenopausal, and female).

3. Postmenopausal women who have suffered fractures (to confirm diagnosis and determine disease severity)

Women over 50 years of age who suffer a bone fracture should request that their physicians order a bone mineral density test to determine if they have osteoporosis.

About Us: Established in 1999, the MAOB is a non-profit Maryland based 501(C)3 corporation comprised of specialists involved in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. These clinical experts represent various fields of medicine ranging from rheumatology to obstetrics and gynecology. To date, the MAOB has sponsored and conducted clinical trials, which have gained them both national and international recognition. Their commitment to the medical community is demonstrated through the provision of free Continuing Medical Education activities available in print and lecture format to over 15,000 physicians. In addition, the MAOB has improved public consciousness by developing WomenÂ’s Osteoporosis Educational Programs, whereupon 1,000s of free bone density heel scans were provided.

Visit our website for more information on the projects and history of the Board, www. midatlanticosteo. org.

Contact Info: Note to Media: The members of the Mid Atlantic Osteoporosis Board (see complete list below) will be available for media interviews during the month of May. Contact us at 410-923-6591 to schedule an interview or contact us through our website for more information http://www. midatlanticosteo. org (http://www. midatlanticosteo. org).


Medical Machines Online Announces Release of a Refurbished Acuson Cypress Ultrasound System

Medical Machines Online Announces Release of a Refurbished Acuson Cypress Ultrasound System

The online medical equipment specialists at Medical Machines Online are announcing the release and availability of a great refurbished ultrasound, the Acuson Cypress Ultrasound System.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2008

Medical Machines Online is happy to announce the release of a refurbished ultrasound machine, the Acuson Cypress Ultrasound System. This like-new system is one of many used pieces of discounted medical equipment (http://www. medicalmachinesonline. com/) available online, and it is a practical solution for clinicians at hospitals, clinics and physician offices during these tough economic times.

Portable ultrasound systems have been newly introduced to the medical imaging community, and this Acuson Cypress ultrasound system has been modified and upgraded so that it includes all the capabilities of a full size Acuson system. This ultrasound system is fast becoming the gold standard for portable medical ultrasound systems. This medical ultrasound system allows doctors and clinicians to extend the reach of echocardiography, because it is so lightweight and portable that it can be moved wherever it is needed. Whether it's in the echo lab or a patient's bedside, Emergency Room, Critical Care Unit or physician's office, this portable ultrasound is the best way to bring echo diagnostic power anywhere it's needed.

Even on the most technically difficult patient, this Acuson Cypress ultrasound system provides complete studies and clear images with its highly miniaturized, all digital, phased array echocardiography system. There is not room for compromise or repeat studies with today's medical equipment (http://www. medicalmachinesonline. com/), and this system offers a full range of medical imaging capabilities to make sure the whole health picture is available to physicians. The Acuson Cypress comes with harmonic mode, high frame rate color flow mapping, Doppler, stress echo, digital image management and built-in DICOM connectivity.

This quality refurbished ultrasound system is one of many new and used medical equipment pieces on the Medical Machines Online website: medicalmachinesonline. com. Medical Machines Online is proud to offer this durable and fully tested Acuson Cypress Ultrasound System, and many other fantastic medical equipment pieces. As the demand for quality new and refurbished medical equipment rises, the quality and selection offered by medical equipment and EKG machine specialists should meet the demand with zeal!

About Medical Machines Online
Medical Machines is a hospital, physician's office and home medical equipment supplier (http://www. medicalmachinesonline. com/) and is the online shopping source for everything in new and used medical equipment. They offer a fantastic selection of all the best brand names in medical equipment, including Nihon Kohden, Burdick, Schiller, Welch Allyn, Cardioline, General Electric, Bionet, Dr. Lee, Fukuda Denshi, Brentwood / Midmark, Mortara, Philips, QRS and more. With these great names, we hope you can find the perfect new and refurbished EKG / ECG machines, patient monitors, dental equipment, defibrillators, bone densitometers, blood analyzers, pulse oximeters, ultrasound machines and stress test EKG's for your little corner of the medical community.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The World Economic Forum Names Ecology Coatings a 2006 Technology Pioneer

The World Economic Forum Names Ecology Coatings a 2006 Technology Pioneer

Nanomaterial Coatings Company Honored for Delivering Energy Efficient Coatings for Cleaner, Faster Manufacturing

Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) December 5, 2005

Ecology Coatings, Inc., a leading provider of ultra-violet cured industrial nanocoatings, today announced that it was selected as one of The World Economic Forum’s 36 Technology Pioneers for 2006.

Technology Pioneers are companies that have been identified as developing and applying highly transformational and innovative technologies in the areas of energy, biotechnology and health, and information technology. Ecology Coatings was honoured in the energy category for its quick-dry industrial coatings. This year’s class of companies has been selected not only because of the cutting-edge work undertaken by the organizations, but also because their work has potential long-term impact on business and society.

In line with the Forum’s commitment to improving the state of the world, the Technology Pioneers programme was established in 2000 to provide a new perspective on technological change. The programme is run by the World Economic Forum with Apax Partners and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as Strategic Partners. Through its Technology Pioneers programme, the Forum identifies and integrates those companies around the world that are involved in the design and development of new technologies. Each innovation, whether it has large or small consequences, is another step in society's attempt to harness, adapt and utilize technology to change and improve our world. The World Economic Forum is invested in monitoring and highlighting these innovations and exploring possible societal repercussions.

“The creative innovations produced by our Technology Pioneers hold the promise of significantly affecting the way business and society operate,” said Peter Torreele, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum. “As a global knowledge hub, we see the Technology Pioneer community as key contributors to this dialogue and to the mission of the World Economic Forum.”

Nearly every product manufactured today requires a coating for durability and aesthetics. Current coating technologies present a bottleneck in the manufacturing process that is both costly and inefficient. One of this year’s Technology Pioneers, Ecology Coatings is a world leader in the development of high-performance, ultraviolet (UV) curable industrial coatings that address those limitations by requiring 99 percent less time to cure, cutting energy expenditures by 80 percent, and containing no liquid or polluting solvents. Based on a platform of proprietary nanoparticles, the coatings can be applied via conventional techniques to plastics, metals, composites, paper and more. As a result, Ecology Coatings’ technology is driving clean, efficient processes in conventional applications like automotive manufacturing, as well as enabling entirely new technologies in electronics and other sensitive applications.

“Innovations in the coatings industry are most often viewed as incremental and rarely revolutionary. Given that rather staid tradition, I am particularly pleased that this prestigious forum has recognized the value and significance of Ecology Coatings’ innovation, said Rich Stromback, CEO of Ecology Coatings. “Considering the implications for our coatings across manufacturing applications worldwide, our participation in The World Economic Forum presents an excellent opportunity to meet with thought-leaders and contribute to the global dialogue on technology innovation and commercialization.”

This latest honor from the World Economic Forum adds to a growing list of Ecology Coatings’ accolades for 2005 including: a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovator Award, TIME Magazine's Best Inventions, Red Herring’s Top 10 Clean Tech Companies to Watch, and one of five finalists in Small Times Magazine's Best of Small Tech Innovator Awards.

Each year, members, constituents and collaborators of the World Economic Forum nominate Technology Pioneers. The criteria for selection include:

1. Innovation. The company’s technology must be truly innovative. A new version or repackaging of an already well-accepted technological solution does not qualify as an innovation. The innovation should be recent – not more than two years old. The company should invest significantly in R&D.

2. Potential Impact. This company’s technology must have the potential to have a substantial long-term impact on business and society in the future.

3. Growth and Sustainability. The company should have all the signs of a long-term market leader and should have well-formulated plans for future development and growth.

4. Proof of Concept. The company must have a product on the market or have proven practical applications of the technology. Companies in “stealth” mode and companies with untested ideas or models will not qualify.

5. Leadership. The company must have visionary leadership that plays a critical role in driving the company towards reaching its goals.

6. Status. The company must not currently be a Member of the World Economic Forum. This criterion applies to the parent company – thus wholly-owned subsidiaries of large firms are not eligible.

Nominees are evaluated by an external review committee comprised of technology experts with respect to the criteria above.

The uniqueness of the Technology Pioneer network ensures that companies involved in the development of new technologies are engaged in an integrated and interdisciplinary way. The Technology Pioneers community will provide the Foundation and its members with in-depth knowledge of some of the key technology issues facing society.

The World Economic Forum (www. weforum. org), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent organization committed to improving the state of the world. Funded by the contributions of 1,000 of the world's foremost corporations, the Forum acts in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest to further economic growth and social progress. The Forum serves its members and society by creating partnerships between and among business, political, intellectual and other leaders of society to define, discuss and advance key issues on the global agenda. Incorporated in 1971 as a foundation, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit, and is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. In 1995 the Forum was awarded NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

About Ecology Coatings

Ecology Coatings is a world leader in the development of nano-engineered, ultra-violet curable coatings. Using a platform of integrated nano-material technologies, the company creates proprietary coatings with unique performance attributes. Ecology collaborates with industry leaders to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance coatings for military, automotive, industrial, electronic and medical applications. Ecology Coatings is a privately held company based in Akron, Ohio.

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Sample the World's First Healthy Coffee with Ganoderma at Cupofmoney. com

Sample the World's First Healthy Coffee with Ganoderma at Cupofmoney. com.

Cupofmoney. com offers consumers the opportunity to try the world's first healthy coffee containing Ganoderma at no cost. Gano Cafe offers increased energy and vigor while reducing fatigue. Distributor inquiries are welcome at www. cupofmoney. com.

(PRWEB) October 18, 2005

Cupofmoney. com, an affiliate of Gano Excel, announced today that they are offering coffee lovers the opportunity to try a free sample of the world's first healthy coffee. Simply visit www. cafegano. com/?6422744 (http://www. cafegano. com/?6422744), enclose your name, phone number and e-mail address and the company will contact you and send you a free sample of the world's first healthy coffee.

Gano Cafe is the world's first great-tasting healthy coffee produced by Gano Excel. It is a delicious coffee drink that helps to provide energy and vigor, while reducing fatigue. Ganoderma, provides the lift in energy that coffee drinkers look for, but without the caffeine jitters.

Gano Cafe helps the body fight disease the way nature intended. Ganoderma Lucidum (the natural substance in all of Gano Excel's products) is said to help enhance health by removing toxins from the body and then building up the body's immune system.

Ganoderma Lucidum is the scientific name for a species of Red Mushrooms and is said to be more powerful than Ginseng. Known as the "Miraculous King of Herbs," Ganoderma (also known as Lingzhi in China, Reishi in Japan, and Youngchi in Korea) is listed as a Superior Herb in Sheng Nong's Pharmacopeia, an ancient Chinese Herbal Text dating back over 2,000 years.

Gano Excel is a global company with corporate headquarters in Malaysia, and operations and offices in 21 countries and growing. Founded in 1995, Gano Excel has over one million consumers and Independent Distributors worldwide. Gano Excel (USA) maintains office and warehouse facilities in California. Gano Excel (Canada) maintains office and warehouse facilities in Richmond, B. C.

Here are some coffee industry facts:

Coffee is the second largest commodity in the world -- next to oil. Starbucks buys over 100 million pounds of coffee each year. 2.4 billion pounds of coffee are sold per year in the United States. The United States is the world's largest consumer of coffee. The entire U. S. population consumes more than 500 million cups a day.

A typical cup of coffee contains approximately 138 mg of caffeine. The unique blend of ganoderma in this product neutralizes the caffeine dramatically to only 9 mg per cup, but still provides that "lift" and boost in energy that coffee drinkers are looking for, but without the caffeine jitters.

Each serving is individually and neatly packed making them great for travel or outdoor events. Simply pour contents of one package into a cup, mix with boiling water, stir and enjoy! Want a summer refresher? Try this unique healthy coffee blend over ice, or throw it into a blender with ice cream for a real treat.

Cupofmoney. com provides online ordering and direct to door delivery for their entire line of products. Simply log-on to www. cupofmoney. com; click on shop, click on general and choose from the companies list of healthy beverages: mocha, classic, 3 in 1, tea, or even hot chocolate.

Customers that register for the company's autoship program can experience substantial discounts off of retail pricing, in addition to every 7th order being free.

At last somebody has come up with a definitive healthy coffee. And they did it without sacrificing the rich full flavor experience that coffee brings: that delightful lift to our mood and mental outlook every morning of every day of our lives. And what they've done is take the most perfectly selected batch of rich Brazilian coffee bean, crystallize their finest flavor secrets and blend them into a superb combination of rich taste and powerful nutrition.

For more information on Ganoderma Lucidum or to try a free sample of these healthy beverages visit www. cafegano. com/?6422744 (http://www. cafegano. com/?6422744) or contact Darren Little at 604-771-1901. For a brief overview of the business call 1-888-793-9888.

About Cupofmoney. com:

Cupofmoney. com markets a variety of products which contain the life changing, life enhancing ingredient Ganoderma Lucidum, including the world's first healthy coffee. Ganoderma is known as "the miraculous king of herbs" and provides an extensive list of health benefits including increased energy and vigor. Ganoderma has history dating back in the Oriental culture for over 2,000 years and is more powerful than Ginseng. The world's first healthy coffee is now available online. Distributor inquiries are welcome at www. cupofmoney. com. Entrepreneurs and business opportunists should also visit www. teamgano. com

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why Herbal Products DonÂ’t Work

Why Herbal Products DonÂ’t Work

The growing alternative health industry continues to fail to meet consumer product expectations. Shorter product lifecycles, fueled by "pop" product ingredients, has created companies that produce less effective products.

(PRWEB) October 30, 2004

The alternative health industry fails to meet consumer product expectations.

The “wagging tail” syndrome continues to drive new trendy herbal products to the market place based on popularized herbal ingredients. Formulas containing the newest pop ingredients are frequently shelved, following a short product lifecycle, when consumers move on to new “in-the-news” pop products.

Market share continues to drive industry “copy cats” mimicking temporarily successful product formulas. The surge of similarly branded products, flood the market to capture a share of revenue before the market shifts.

Many herbal product formulators and manufacturers business is based on “gearing up” for short product lifecycles and promotion strategies. Businesses following consumer trends heavily influenced by the news media, continue to fuel new product surges within the alternative health industry.

Non-mainstream herbal product ingredients are frequently ignored or forgotten. Surprisingly, many herbs that are not commonly used within popular formulas are better ingredient choices. There are 100Â’s of herbs with well documented chemical composition and know activities that are more effective for physical conditions or ailments.

Medicinal Remedies, a herbal research and product development company, has researched 1000Â’s of herbs to determine the best herbal ingredient sources according to identified individual herb chemical properties and activities.

Product formulation is the second step following in depth herb research and analysis, according to Garren, founder of Medicinal Remedies. com. “Our products are grounded in scientific research, fully tested, and guaranteed effective,” says Garren.

The goal of Medicinal Remedies. com is to produce highly effective 100% pure botanical products that are designed to treat specific conditions or ailments. Medicinal Remedies does not market generic products for general conditions.

Medicinal remedies embraces the philosophy “effective herbal product ingredients, matched to specific consumer conditions will produce long-term product and brand longevity.”

For more information about Medicinal Remedies and their products go to: http://www. medicinalremedies. com (http://www. medicinalremedies. com) or call 1-866-203-2530.

Dan Garren, MSW

Founder, Medicinal Remedies. com


Father of Haiti Earthquake Survivor Contacts the Surgeon Who Operated on His Daughter

Father of Haiti Earthquake Survivor Contacts the Surgeon Who Operated on His Daughter

Volunteer surgeons who serve in disaster areas do not expect to later hear from patients they helped. But, Gaston Mydream, a beautiful eight year old girl from Haiti proved otherwise.

Oklahoma City, OK (Vocus) October 5, 2010

Oklahoma Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Houshang Serdage, with the Orthopedic Institute (http://www. ortho-ok. com), was one of the early volunteer surgeons, who flew to Haiti on his own, right after the earthquake. Dr. Seradge operated on many victims of the earthquake, under difficult conditions, as an equipment garage had been converted to a hospital wing. Gaston Mydream was one of the patients he treated.

Gaston lost her Mother, her house and everything she had in the earthquake. Her loving Father carried Gaston for several miles to seek help for his daughter. She had lost a large portion of her calf, which had been bandaged at a Red Cross first aid tent. Her Father was frightened that her badly infected right leg might have to be amputated. Dr. Seradge performed several operations on her leg and was eventually able to save her leg.

During the time that Dr. Seradge cared for Gaston, he grew very fond of the little girl and her Father. They lost everything they owned and had been sleeping on the ground, without a roof over their heads. When it came time for them to leave, Dr. Seradge and his assistant gave them what they had; dried rice and beans, a tent, towels and blankets. Neither Gaston nor her Father spoke English. Her Father, a proud, giant man, conveyed his feelings with tear filled eyes and heartfelt gestures, murmuring in broken English, “Thank You.”

“One of the hard things to cope with after treating so many earthquake victims, is not knowing what happened to them after they left our care,” said Dr. Seradge. “You share your life with them and feel their misery. You become attached to your patients and you don’t know how they are doing, physically or emotionally, so it was exciting to have recently received an email and pictures from Gaston’s father. He thanked us for how we cared for his daughter and sent his prayers and blessings.” Gaston’s cousin, who knows how to use the internet, wrote, “she can’t stop thanking Dr. Seradge and says to her Father, “when will Dr. Seradge be back in Haiti?” “I am humbled and thrilled to know that they are doing OK and hope that some day I will be able to visit them," added Dr. Seradge.

The Orthopedic Institute (OI), founded in 1980, by Dr. Houshang Seradge is one of Oklahoma City’s most comprehensive orthopedic care centers, in a single location. Orthopedic Institute’s physicians are on the leading edge of their respective fields in orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology and pain management. OI treats all musculoskeletal conditions through the use of the most advanced techniques in orthopedic care. Physicians at OI are dedicated to helping patients return to a healthy life style.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chief Introduces All-in-One Monitor Workstation, Ideal For Healthcare and Wall-Mounted Applications

Chief Introduces All-in-One Monitor Workstation, Ideal For Healthcare and Wall-Mounted Applications

The KWT110™ includes a versatile Wall Extrusion, Height-Adjustable Monitor Wall Mount, Height-Adjustable Flip-Up Keyboard Tray and CPU Mount that provide flexibility and ultimate space savings for multi-user environments.

Minneapolis, MN. (PRWEB) October 24, 2008

Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector and flat panel TV mounts, is excited to announce the launch of the KWT110 All-In-One Wall Workstation (http://www. chiefmfg. com/productdetail. aspx? MountID=244). KWT110 includes Chief's flexible KWG110™ Height-Adjustable Monitor Wall Mount (http://www. chiefmfg. com/productdetail. aspx? MountID=29), KWK110™ Height Adjustable Flip Up Keyboard Tray (http://www. chiefmfg. com/productdetail. aspx? AccessoryID=1020), and KSA1020™ CPU Mount (http://www. chiefmfg. com/productdetail. aspx? AccessoryID=1021). The combination of these ergonomic, space-saving mounts creates the perfect suite for Healthcare or related wall-mounted applications.

Flexible Wall Extrusion
The KWT workstation can be installed vertically or horizontally on the wall, depending on space requirements. Vertical installation can be installed directly on sheetrock, without the need for a stud. Components can be easily installed and infinitely positioned anywhere along the entire length of the extrusion for easy customization of the workstation. The unique cable channels keep cables clean and tucked out of the way - ideal for sterile environments.

KWG110 Height-Adjustable Monitor Arm
KWT110 includes Chief's KWG110 state-of-the-art ergonomic swing arm mount. The KWG110 provides up to 13.25" (336.5 mm) of fluid height adjustment and 180º of swivel to achieve the perfect viewing placement. The teardrop hole pattern, available in standard VESA® patterns, makes monitor connection quick and easy. Chief's exclusive Centris™ Technology uses the center of gravity to balance the monitor, providing effortless fingertip tilt. Cables are concealed through a channel located on the underside of the arm for a clean appearance.

KWK110 Height Adjustable Flip Up Keyboard Tray
The KWT110 also includes Chief's new KWK110 Flip-Up Keyboard Tray with integrated mouse surface and storage. The height-adjustable swing arm design provides extension and fluid positioning for the user, with a stable surface when the keyboard is in use. A gel wrist rest promotes ergonomic comfort and support, while left/right flip-out mouse surfaces provide flexibility for a variety of users. The flip-up design provides a low-profile appearance, and includes mouse storage. Cable management is consistent with the KWG110 for a clean, concealed appearance.

KSA1020 Flexible CPU Mount
With the new KSA1020 CPU mount, you get universal fit and universal function. Compatible with a wide range of CPU sizes, the KSA1020 fits 95 percent of CPUs used in today's commercial environments, from ultra small to larger tower units. The adjustable design expands and collapses to get the perfect fit, regardless of CPU model, providing longevity for advances in technology. The mount can be installed on the wall or under a desk, keeping it tucked neatly out of the way. Desk mounting offers both vertical and horizontal CPU placement along with 360º of swivel to aid in cable connections and servicing. Other innovative features include Q-Latch™ Technology for easy installation, removal and service, as well as tool-less adjustments. The mount supports up to 40 lbs (18.1 kg).

The Extrusion, Monitor Mount, Keyboard Tray, and CPU Mount all work together to provide a truly unique, ergonomic solution that is ideal for multiple users. Components collapse to less than 2.5" (63.5 mm) in stow away position for ultimate space savings.

Custom Wall Systems
Chief's Flexible Wall Extrusion is compatible with a variety of other Chief wall-mounted solutions. Custom systems can be built depending on the requirements of the application, including the addition of multiple monitors.

About Chief
Chief Manufacturing is a division of Milestone AV Technologies (http://www. milestone. com/), a Duchossois Group Company, and has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.

Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

U. S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota and the Netherlands. www. chiefmfg. com.


PointClear Execs Nominated as "Most Influential" in 2010; Dan McDade and Karla Blalock Contend for Top-50 spots

PointClear Execs Nominated as "Most Influential" in 2010; Dan McDade and Karla Blalock Contend for Top-50 spots

The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) last week released the list of nominees for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010, including two executives of PointClear, the Atlanta-based prospect development company. Dan McDade, PointClear president and CEO, and Karla Blalock, PointClear vice president of solution services, were nominated by organization members. The Top 50 List will be determined by the number of votes received by each nominee between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Winners will be announced on Dec. 6.

Norcross, GA (PRWEB) November 8, 2010

The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) last week released the list of nominees for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010, including two executives of PointClear, the Atlanta-based prospect development company. Dan McDade, PointClear president and CEO, and Karla Blalock, PointClear vice president of solution services, were nominated by organization members. The Top 50 List will be determined by the number of votes received by each nominee between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Winners will be announced on Dec. 6.

"We're honored to be recognized by our peers for leadership in sales lead management," said McDade, who was among the SLMA's 50 most influential in 2009. "We realize ours is a competitive field with many standouts … we appreciate this recognition."

Blalock added, "PointClear's mission is closely aligned to that of the SLMA. We are also committed to helping companies become more successful in the critical business process of managing sales leads. It is gratifying to be recognized for this effort by professionals with similar goals."

Voting for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010 is open to SLMA members and non-members. To place your vote, visit the Sales Lead Managementwebsite. Voters may cast votes for up to three nominees.

About PointClear
PointClear is the prospect development company. Founded in 1997, the Atlanta-based company helps B2B companies drive revenue. PointClear closes the gap between marketing and sales--nurturing leads, engaging contacts and developing prospects until they're ready to close. The company stands out because of its strategic approach to planning; the quality of its people; and a multi-touch, multi-media, multi-cycle prospecting process. This unique combination provides best-in-class client companies such as Microsoft, Customer Effective, UnitedHealth Group, LXE, SGI and D&B more predictable forecasts and more sales success. PointClear's president Dan McDade recently authored a book, The Truth About Leads, to be published in November. For additional information, visit PointClear's blog ViewPoint | The Truth About Lead Generationor PointClear or call (877) 582-9909.


Monday, April 11, 2011

DCS Hosting Announces Three New 'Turn-key' Solutions for Life Science Firms

DCS Hosting Announces Three New 'Turn-key' Solutions for Life Science Firms

Distributed Compliance Solutions L. L.C., the premier hosting company of controlled content management solutions, today announced three new 'turn-key' solutions comprising of Standard Operating Procedures, Regulatory and Publishing documents as well as publishing requirements for Bio and Life Sciences--aimed at helping companies manage their regulated content with little or no in-house technical staff.

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (PRWEB) April 12, 2009 -

Distributed Compliance Solutions L. L.C., today announced three new 'turn-key' solutions comprising of Standard Operating Procedures, Regulatory and Publishing documents and publishing requirements for Bio and Life Sciences--aimed at helping companies manage their regulated content with little or no in-house technical staff.

In a series of informational lunch and learn events across Michigan, DCS demonstrated to life science incubator audiences how they could have critical documents safely under control within weeks. With DCS hosting, this content would be available for staff, partners or outsourcing vendors within a secure hosted environment anywhere in the world. DCS solutions are in a secure, SAS70 certified, hosted data center, already validated and ready for customer use at a fraction of the cost in comparison to maintaining the same infrastructure at their site.

"DCS not only offers the needed technology to our customers in a matter of days, with each hosted solution we also provide end-user help desk, end-user training and support web sites," said John Nidelcheff, President of Distributed Compliance Solutions. "From our data center the customer has options that may not be in budget internally for years, such as contract and records management or e-discovery."

DCS offers solutions for short term projects ranging from three months or two year renewable plans for on-going hosting needs. The DCS infrastructure is made up of standard products from Microsoft, EMC and Adobe with vertical solution partners Nextdocs and Datafarm.

About Distributed Compliance Solutions L. L.C.
DCS is the premier compliance hosting company of staff, technology and business process for the small to medium size biotechnology, life science and health organizations. DCS is making it easier for business to focus on their goals, collaborate with their partners and bring products and services to market earlier. Learn more about DCS Life Science and eGovernment Solutions at: www. DCSHostedSolutions. com

William Sherman
Distributed Compliance Solutions LLC
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