Prime Clinical Systems' Patient Chart Manager Earns Meaningful Use Certification

Prime Clinical Systems' Patient Chart Manager Earns Meaningful Use Certification



Patient Chart Manager from Prime Clinical Systems has been tested and certified under InfoGard's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program. The user-friendly electronic health record is designed to overcome common adoption hurdles -- and help healthcare providers move toward meeting the government's meaningful use requirements.



Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) January 7, 2011



Prime Clinical Systems has received the government's requisite stamp of approval and is now officially ready to help medical group practices achieve meaningful use -- and qualify for their share of the government's incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Prime Clinical's Patient Chart Manager software was tested and certified under InfoGard's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program. As such, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.



"The certification is another milestone in our company's history that simply confirms what we have known for a long time: We are producing software that truly meets the needs of group practices across the country," says Barry Ardelan, CEO of Prime Clinical Systems. "With this certification, medical groups can confidently implement our software -- and know that they are on the track toward meeting the government's incentive payment requirements."



Prime Clinical has been developing and marketing its software solutions for more than 27 years. During this time, the company has succeeded by focusing on software development and customer service. In fact, Prime Clinical has grown organically to serve more than 10,000 physicians across the country by providing unparalleled practice management, document management and EHR systems backed by attentive customer service.



Although the certification offers the assurance that Prime Clinical is capable of meeting meaningful use requirements, the fact the company has been in business for more than a quarter of a century should give medical practices even more confidence as they embark on the electronic records journey.



"The company is profitable even without any sales - and we don't carry any debt. As a result, we not only offer great software solutions but we also offer a company that will be here for the long haul. We are successful because we know what medical practices want -- and we know how to deliver it," Ardelan says.



Patient Chart Manager, for example, overcomes many adoption hurdles by offering physicians the ability to customize templates to develop individualized patient charts. In addition, clinicians can choose from a variety of input methods. Physicians can select from several options including a keyboard, advanced templating and drop down lists, a stylus that enables handwriting, dictation or voice recognition.



Because all Prime Clinical software is developed in-house, instead of being acquired from other companies, Prime Clinical's solutions share a common central database. As a result, the electronic records system works seamlessly with Intellect, Prime Clinical's powerful practice management and billing system.



"We're making it easy for medical groups to not only jump on the technology bandwagon -- but to realize results quickly," Ardelan says. "With our many years of experience, we know what it takes to help medical practices truly tap into the power of technology."



About Prime Clinical

Prime Clinical Systems, Inc. is a medical software company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1983, the company's proven products, services and innovative advances have made it one of the fastest growing providers of health care software systems in the nation.



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Autumn Exercise Tips for Thrifty New York City Boomers & Seniors

Autumn Exercise Tips for Thrifty New York City Boomers & Seniors



Past 50 exercise expert says adventurous, economical exercise is easy, if you live in New York City.



New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2008



"Don't let low or moderate income discourage you from exercising. Older New Yorkers can get high quality exercise without an expensive gym membership," says Irene Pastore, founder of SeniorFit Personal Training (http://www. seniorfitnyc. com/), in New York City. Abundant exercise opportunities are free, or low-cost, when you live in the Big Apple.



With the cessation of summer humidity and high temperatures, autumn is a great time to get up, and start moving. Here's a list of five exercise tips to help you get started.



1. Transform exercise into an adventure, by combining your trek with a visit to a place of interest. It doesn't cost anything to walk, or jog across the Brooklyn Bridge. You can enjoy the view, the history, or take photographs of this famous landmark.



2. Plan your exercise adventure according to location, affordability, and travel time. The Staten Island Greenbelt Nature Center, is a magnificent urban park of 2,800 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The admission is free. Anyone over 55 can join their fitness center for $10.00 a year.



3. Exercise with a partner. When you go with like-minded friends, an exercise outing might be more fun, more productive, and provide the motivation to help you stick with your plan.



4. Make exercise a regular habit. Consistent practice is more beneficial than haphazard bouts of physical activity. It takes time, effort, and patience to establish a routine. Eventually your efforts will pay off.



5. Start slowly, and don't overdo it. If you're not used to exercise, begin your cardio program with a short duration of 10 to 15 minutes. Allow several minutes for a gradual warm-up, and a gradual cool-down period at the end.



New York City is famous for accessibility, and convenience. For anyone on a fixed income, adventurous, low-cost exercise is right around-the-corner. "Inactivity is a health risk. The financial costs of illness is burdensome, and the emotional stress may be severe. A daily dose of exercise is an important way to help avoid many types of chronic health problems, including heart disease, falls, and depression," Pastore says.



Irene Pastore is a Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults. Since her career began in 1996, she has helped hundreds of New Yorkers gain a foothold on better health. Pastore is an advocate of healthy aging, and believes that a vigorous old age is possible through physical fitness, and a nutritious diet. Articles about health and fitness for older adults appear on her website. For more information about SeniorFit home-based personal training, visit www. seniorfitnyc. com, or call 212-677-6131.



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The UK Biscuits and Cakes Market Increased by an Estimated 3.1% to Reach £2.81bn

The UK Biscuits and Cakes Market Increased by an Estimated 3.1% to Reach £2.81bn



Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c36044) has announced the addition of Biscuits and Cakes Market Report Plus 2006 to their offering.



Dublin (PRWEB) April 26, 2006



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c36044 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c36044)) has announced the addition of Biscuits and Cakes Market Report Plus 2006 to their offering.



This Market Report Plus examines the UK market for biscuits and ambient cakes, which form part of a strong food industry. It is estimated that, in 2005, the total UK biscuits and cakes market was worth £2.81bn at retail selling prices (rsp), a rise of 3.1% on 2004. Since 2001, the market has grown ahead of the food market as a whole, as well as total expenditure on sugar and sweet products.



The two main market sectors are biscuits and cakes. Biscuits have experienced strong activity on the part of suppliers in recent years, and the development of more portable and single-serve, portioned products has given way to a greater concentration on brand development. Indulgence and health have been the top criteria for innovation, with other activity tending to be restricted to brand extension through new flavours and variants.



The cakes sector has also seen strong growth, primarily driven by small cakes and products for individuals. The eat-now market of single-wrapped products has developed, bringing with it a range of new outlets for cakes allowing them to compete head on with sectors such as confectionery and savoury snacks. The development of cross-branding from sectors such as confectionery has also had an impact.



The two main drivers of growth in the biscuits and cakes market are indulgence and health. Premium products targeting the adult market have experienced considerable development to gain higher spending on treats. In addition, a focus on health issues in the food market overall has also benefited sales of better-for-you brands of cakes and biscuits.



Branding is a significant feature of both sectors. Major players in the biscuits sector include United Biscuits, Burton's Foods and Northern Foods, and all of these companies have a strong portfolio of brands and sub-brands. However, smaller brands, such as Bahlsen, are also significant in certain areas. Cake suppliers are led by Manor Bakeries, which supplies the Mr Kipling and Cadbury brands, and suppliers such as Finsbury Food Group and Inter Link Foods offer products targeted at the retailer own-label market. As with other food sectors, niche brands in areas such as organic, free-from and Fairtrade are also making progress.



Both biscuits and cakes enjoy a high level of penetration across UK consumer groups. As a result, growth tends to be driven by higher spending among existing users rather than drawing new buyers into the market. Encouraging consumers to trade up to premium products or opt to pay for reduced-calorie options have added value to the market.



Sales of biscuits and cakes have managed growth in real terms since 2001, and much of this success has been attributable to the flexibility of suppliers in responding to and creating demand for relevant products. This will also be the basis for future growth in the sector. It is forecast that, over the next 5 years (to 2010), the total UK biscuits and cakes market will rise by between 2.1% and 3.1% year on year.



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c36044 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c36044)



Laura Wood



Senior Manager



Research and Markets



Fax: +353 1 4100 980



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Carolina Regional Cancer Center Receives Affiliate Membership Of The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast And Bowel Project (Nsabp)

Carolina Regional Cancer Center Receives Affiliate Membership Of The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast And Bowel Project (Nsabp)



In a joint announcement, The Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston and Carolina Regional Cancer Center (CRCC) in Myrtle Beach are proud to announce that CRCC has been approved as a satellite member of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). CRCC affiliate membership was reviewed and accepted through its affiliation with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.



Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) September 17, 2006



The NSABP is a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). For almost 50 years, the NSABP has a history of designing and conducting clinical trials that have changed the way breast cancer is treated, and, more recently, prevented. It was the NSABP’s breast cancer studies that led to the establishment of lumpectomy plus radiation over radical mastectomy as the standard surgical treatment for breast cancer.



The NSABP was also the first to demonstrate that adjuvant therapy (additional treatment, usually given after surgery where all detectable disease has been removed, but where there remains a statistical risk of relapse due to occult disease — as is the case with breast cancer where radiation therapy will be given following surgery) could alter the natural history of breast cancer, increasing survival rates, and the first to demonstrate on a large scale the preventive effects of the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene in breast cancer.



“Our affiliate membership into the NSABP will allow us to provide our patients an additional treatment option of participating in national phase II or phase III cooperative group trials,” said Dr. Steve Bass, CRCC’s medical director. “Our affiliation in March 2006 with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is beginning to bear fruit so we can better serve our patients.



This will provide area patients the ability to enroll in cutting edge clinical trials investigating new therapies for breast and colorectal cancer right here in Horry County.”



“Surgical Associates of Myrtle Beach is proud to congratulate CRCC and its physicians for this accomplishment which will help raise area cancer care to the academic level,” said Dr. Thomas Polen, FACS and Dr. Mark Borowicz, FACS, of Surgical Associates. “Surgical Associates plans to work closely with CRCC in the coordination and conducting of clinical trials.”



“We plan to work with CRCC in conducting prospective (prior to patient treatment) tumor boards for our cancer patients,” said Dr. Mike Ellis of Associates in Surgery. “These tumor boards will be conducted with other area physicians and specialists from MUSC to provide the best care and treatment options for our patients.”



CRCC and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center are continuing their joint efforts to broaden the local availability of state-of-the-art cancer treatments. 



About Carolina Regional Cancer Center



Carolina Regional Cancer Center is a health care facility that provides comprehensive radiotherapeutic services and treatments. The Center has been providing high quality cancer care for over 25 years. The state of the art center is located at 4708 Oleander Drive, Myrtle Beach, S. C. It is staffed by four physicians; R. Steve Bass, M. D., Clinical Director and past chief resident at the Medical University of South Carolina; Todd Williams, M. D., a clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology at MUSC; Paul G. Goetowski, M. D., associate clinical professor at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and Stephen F. Andrews, D. O., a recent graduate from the prestigious Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Bass also serves on the Hollings Cancer Citizens’ Advisory Board. For additional information regarding CRCC, please see our Web site www. CRCCmd. com.



About the Hollings Cancer Center



Hollings offers state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, therapies and surgical techniques and has multidisciplinary clinics that involve surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and many other specialists seeing patients simultaneously under one roof. Multidisciplinary care is provided in disease specific clinics such as thoracic, breast, head & neck, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, hematologic, neuro, and pediatric cancers. In 2004 the HCC diagnosed and/or treated more than 1,947 new cancer patients, the largest cancer care provider in the state.



The Hollings Cancer Center is the largest academic-based cancer program in South Carolina. The Hollings Cancer Center is currently funded as a developing



National Cancer Institute designated cancer center and has more than $27M in cancer research funding. More than 1,000 people are currently participating on a cancer clinical trial at Hollings.



About the NSABP



Since its beginning, the NSABP has enrolled more than 100,000 women and men in clinical trials in breast and colorectal cancer. The NSABP is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has research sites at nearly 1,000 major medical centers, university hospitals, large oncology practice groups, and health maintenance organizations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Ireland. At those sites and their satellites, more than 5,000 physicians, nurses and other medical professionals conduct NSABP treatment and prevention trials. Their presence at local hospitals and medical facilities means that state-of-the-art clinical trials can be provided to patients near their homes.



The Office of the Chairman and the NSABP Operations Center are located on the campus of Allegheny General Hospital, and the group’s Biostatistical Center is at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to funding from the NCI, which the NSABP has received since it began; the NSABP also receives support from other sources from ancillary studies, training, and educational programs. For more information about the NSABP please see their Web site www. nsabp. pitt. edu.



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Publication Announcement: AIS's 2009 Directory of Health Plans - Features Year-End 2008 Enrollment Data and Updated Contact Details for Key Executives

Publication Announcement: AIS's 2009 Directory of Health Plans - Features Year-End 2008 Enrollment Data and Updated Contact Details for Key Executives



Now in its 6th edition, the directory contains every health plan and primary care preferred provider network operating in the U. S. as of year-end 2008.



Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 23, 2009



Atlantic Information Services (AIS), publisher of industry-leading newsletters Health Plan Week, Drug Benefit News and The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans is pleased to announce publication of AIS's Directory of Health Plans: 2009, available in print and CD-ROM. Now in its 6th edition, the directory contains every health plan and primary care preferred provider network operating in the U. S. as of year-end 2008.



Featuring 463 health plan records and more than 3,700 key executive contacts (in more than 14 job functions), the 2009 directory listings include national and state-level enrollment data by company, national enrollment by type of product, company contact information, NCQA accreditation status and PBM contracted. To see a list of fields in each section, visit http://www. aishealth. com/Products/dhp. html (http://www. aishealth. com/Products/dhp. html).



Widely used by health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and other health care providers, AIS's Directory of Health Plans: 2009 will help you:

Track and analyze self-funded/ASO medical enrollment in addition to fully insured enrollment data - broken down by funding mechanism, market sector, and plan model where available; See how the economic downturn has affected your competitors and partners … by tracking changes in commercial and public-sector membership; Monitor growth in self-funded sectors, consumer-directed health plan, and the individual (non-group) sector, as well as traditional full risk, commercial and public sector group health; Track the impact of industry mergers and acquisitions Conduct accurate market share analyses and establish enrollment benchmarks; Find the appropriate contacts at any health care company and identify potential partners and clients; Determine which PPO networks offer the services you need; Get a convenient snapshot of which health plans operate in each state



The CD database version of the directory serves as tool for marketing, market research and analysis. It includes:



MCO and PPO network files in multiple file formats for easy data manipulation Easy-to-pull mailing lists complete with job function and contact information On-screen field definitions so that you can quickly identify the information you need to find, along with detailed table relationships Health plans by state containing the full listing of each health plan operating in each state Parent organizations with full listings for corporate headquarters executives, enrollment data … and more.



For purchase information on AIS's Health Plan Directory: 2009 and to see the full table of contents, sample page and field listings, go to http://www. aishealth. com/Products/dhp. html (http://www. aishealth. com/Products/dhp. html).



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Number of HMOs Drops and Growth Rate Continues to Decline

Number of HMOs Drops and Growth Rate Continues to Decline



(PRWEB) March 31, 2000



For Immediate Release



Contact: Tammy Lauer (tlauer@hmodata. com) or Amy Boese (aboese@hmodata. com)



InterStudy Publications, 800-844-3351



MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The number of HMOs dropped to 613 as of July 1, 1999, down from 643 in January 1999, according to the most recent HMO Directory released by InterStudy Publications. The annual growth rate for HMO enrollment also continues to decline, dropping from 7.9% in July 1998 to just 2.6% as of July 1, 1999.



The InterStudy Competitive Edge HMO Directory (version 10.1) is compiled using data collected directly from HMOs through the twice-yearly InterStudy National HMO Census, providing a comprehensive look at the HMO industry as of July 1, 1999. Data collected for the HMO Directory 10.1 shows that HMO enrollment continues to rise, though the annual growth rate has fallen sharply. Total HMO enrollment grew by 2.6% in the first half of 1999, with approximately 81 million persons enrolled in HMOs as of July 1, 1999. This represents an increase of just 2.2 million members since July 1, 1998. The semi-annual growth rate actually declined from January 1, 1999 to July 1, 1999. HMOs lost over half a million enrollees in the first half of 1999, a decrease of 0.6% since January 1, 1999.



The HMO Directory profiles full-service HMOs across the nation, presenting enrollment figures, service areas, addresses and key personnel for each HMO. Enrollment figures are broken down by lines of business, including group/commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and open-ended (point-of-service) products, as well as several other categories. The Directory also chronicles changes in the HMO industry, with extensive listings of mergers and acquisitions, plans no longer doing business, and other consolidations.



The total number of HMOs listed in the InterStudy HMO Directory decreased to 613 plans; down from 643 HMOs in January 1999. Only five new HMOs were added to the HMO Directory 10.1 while 36 plans were removed from the book due to terminations, mergers, acquisitions or consolidations within the industry.



The HMO Directory is used by health care analysts around the country to track competing HMOs and compare HMO growth in various states or regions. The HMO Directory identifies key players in a given state and presents each HMO profile in a consistent manner for easy comparison. It also provides information on changes in providers and enrollment for the past three years to allow for extended comparisons.



Detailed analysis of the trends in HMO enrollment is forthcoming in the HMO Industry Report 10.1, which will be available for purchase in April. The HMO Industry Report will examine HMO growth by product line, provide lists of the top 25 largest and fastest growing HMOs and detail HMO enrollment by state. It will also include an analysis of HMO provider reimbursement methods and data collected through a new survey section devoted to pharmacy expenses, pharmacy utilization and control, and the use of pharmacy benefit management companies (PBMs).



The InterStudy Competitive Edge series is published semi-annually by InterStudy Publications, a publications firm specializing in research and reports for market driven health care. The HMO Directory is the first of a three-part series on HMOs. Part II, The HMO Industry Report, analyzes plan growth and characteristics associated with growth in HMOs. Part III, The Regional Market Analysis, examines market structure and dynamics of metropolitan markets served by HMOs. The complete InterStudy Competitive Edge series (Parts I, II and III) is available from InterStudy for $525 (prepaid). Each book is also sold separately. The HMO Directory and Industry Report are available for $215 each (prepaid) and the Regional Market Analysis is available for $275 (prepaid). For more information, please call 800-844-3351, or visit our web site at www. hmodata. com.



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Medzilla. com Announces Alliance with Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com

Medzilla. com Announces Alliance with Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com



MedZilla. com, a leading Internet recruitment and professional community, has recently teamed up with Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com to provide online resources for people wishing to enter into pharmaceutical sales. This exclusive agreement will combine the delivery of career related content, job search capabilities, and comprehensive solutions to the professionals utilizing Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com.



(PRWEB) June 21, 2002



For Immediate Release



PR Contact:



Michele Groutage



Director of Marketing & Development



MedZilla, Inc.



Phone: 360-657-5681



Email: mgroutage@medzilla. com



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



Medzilla. com Announces Alliance with Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com



Marysville, WA - June 20, 2002 - MedZilla. com, a leading Internet recruitment and professional community, has recently teamed up with Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com to provide online resources for people wishing to enter into pharmaceutical sales. This exclusive agreement will combine the delivery of career related content, job search capabilities, and comprehensive solutions to the professionals utilizing Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com.



"We are enthusiastic about the potential for this new alliance," notes Frank Heasley, President of MedZilla. com. "Pharmaceutical sales professionals and positions for them are an important segment of our overall online career services."



In return, Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com will provide educational/career training products targeted to jobseekers at MedZilla. com desiring a career move into the pharmaceutical sales industry. These products will be available through the MedZilla. com Book Store.



“The combination of an industry leading career portal, Medzilla. com, and our pharmaceutical sales interviewing products will provide users with the tools to help educate, prepare and find a pharmaceutical sales position,” said Pat Riley, President of Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com.



"We are pleased with the opportunity to add pharmaceutical sales specific information to the extensive resources of MedZilla. com. Our products will add significant benefits for job seekers," adds Riley.



About MedZilla. com



Established in mid 1994, MedZilla is the original web site to serve career and hiring needs for professionals and employers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, science and healthcare. The MedZilla jobs database currently contains about 10,000 open positions. The resume databank currently contains approximately 7,500 resumes, less than three months old. These resources have been characterized as the largest, most comprehensive databases of their kind on the web in the industries served. More information about MedZilla. com is available at www. medzilla. com.



About Pharmaceutical Interview Questions. com



Established in 2001, www. pharmaceuticalinterviewquestions. com provides people with the tools to obtain a pharmaceutical sales position. This site is a “one-stop-shopping” pharmaceutical sales career portal, overflowing with all the information needed to educate and prepare for a career in pharmaceutical sales.



Pat Riley has been in the executive search field for about 6 years. He began his pharmaceutical sales recruiting career with a leading Houston-based search firm. While at this firm, Pat Riley worked with two world-class pharmaceutical companies to build and expand their national pharmaceutical sales teams. Whether directly or through an affiliate program, Pat has worked with the majority of major pharmaceutical and medical companies. Pat earned awards for top performance in the placement of candidates on a national basis and, in the process, built one of the nation's leading pharmaceutical sales and medical sales recruiting practices.



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Todays Escapes Encourages Members to Stay Work-Free While on Vacation

Todays Escapes Encourages Members to Stay Work-Free While on Vacation



AP9 TodaysEscapes says all work and no play is no good -- Take time off.



Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) June 13, 2008



Todays Escapes (http://www. todaysescapes. com) (SM), a travel discount membership program by Adaptive Marketing LLC (http://www. adaptivemarketing. com/ap9/todays-escapes. asp), knows what a grind work can be. And that's why it's crucial to recharge and refresh with some time off, whenever possible.



The proverb, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," has been around for a few thousand years, thanks to an Egyptian sage named Ptahhotep (believed to be the saying's original author, written in about 2400 B. C.). More than 4,000 years later, that friendly advice still applies. In fact, according to a 2007 survey conducted by Robert Half International, a professional staffing and consulting organization, 51 percent of executives said employees are more productive after a vacation than before one.



So the majority of bosses out there think taking time away from work (and staying work-free while on vacation) plays a big part in long-term business success. That's why AP9 TodaysEscapes (http://www. todaysescapes-program. com/TodaysEscapes_ResourceCenter. html) suggests leaving all those work-related worries back at the office: 



-- Time has come today. Just like the Los Angeles-based soul group The Chambers Brothers sang back in 1968, " … time has come today. Can't put it off another day …," the same goes for a much-needed vacation. Just remember to consider what the group/division at work is likely to focus on during a possible vacation time. Make sure all the bases are covered before skipping town for a while; nothing will break up vacation fun faster than the sound of a work-related phone call.



-- Cover me. As with most things in life, the "business merry-go-round" rarely -- if ever -- stops. That's why it's important to make sure a trusted colleague is on the case before getaway time. Consider setting up a meeting with the person covering to make sure everything is set.



-- Let it go. Yes, Todays Escapes (http://www. emediawire. com/releases/ap9/todaysescapes/emw489698.htm) understands that it can be tough to leave office matters behind, but try letting go. Get that trustworthy person to cover, leave the laptop and/or BlackBerry at home, and try to relax. Limit any out-of-office participation to the bare essentials; there'll be plenty of work to do post-vacation.



-- Create a recipe for relaxation. The ability to leave office life behind while on vacation depends heavily on preparation. If things are usually very busy, go in early and stay late, long before the vacation is scheduled to begin. Knowing that everything is in order (with plenty of time to spare) will make those first few moments away from the job what they're meant to be -- time off. 



Todays Escapes understands that today's work environment demands hard work. That's why taking time off is so important. And as for those other travel needs and vacation ideas down the road, look no further than AP9 TodaysEscapes (http://ap9consumergateway. typepad. com/ap9_weblog/2006/09/ap9_todays_esca. html).



About Todays Escapes:

AP9 TodaysEscapes is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at TodaysEscapes. com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as Todays Escapes.



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A Cure for Cancer?

A Cure for Cancer?



Clinical tests suggest that ellagic acid may be the most potent way to prevent cancer.



(PRWEB) December 12, 2001



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



CONTACT:



Ms. Olivia Lamon



Market-Ability



990, Moraga Road, Suite C



Lafayette, CA 94549



LAFAYETTE, CA -- December 11, 2001: Market-Ability announces its brand new product EllagiMax.



Clinical tests suggest that ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenol with highest concentrations in red raspberries, may be the most potent way to prevent cancer, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and arrest the growth of cancer in persons with a genetic predisposition for the disease.



Cancer cells donÂ’t die or go through natural cell death like normal healthy cells do. Cancer cells divide and continue the process of duplicating mutated cells, without the "signal" to dismantle the old cell. Ellagic Acid doesnÂ’t attack the cancer, it allows the cell to die a natural death, a process called apoptosis, as if it were a normal cell, without harming healthy cells or damaging the immune system.



Clinical tests conducted at Hollings Cancer Institute at the Medical Univ. of South Carolina have shown that when cervical cancer cells were exposed to ellagic acid they experienced normal cell death. Similar results were seen with breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon and prostate cancer cells.



European medical studies also demonstrate that ellagic acid is known to lower the incidence of birth defects, promote wound healing, reduce heart disease, and may reduce or reverse chemically induced liver fibrosis. Ellagic acid has also been known to reverse diabetic symptoms, reduce pain and inflammation, lower blood pressure, balance hormones and increase energy.



Although there are other fruits and nuts with small amounts of ellagic acid, the bioavailability of ellagic acid from these sources has not yet been confirmed. Ellagic acid bioavailability has only been confirmed in red raspberries. Red raspberries have also been used as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-viral agent.



With EllagiMax, customers are guaranteed a product with consistency, ellagic acid content and effectiveness... in each and every bottle. EllagiMax contains nothing but pure, 100% red raspberry extract without added fillers or flow agents.



The product showcase presentation will be held on Monday December 17, 2001 at 990 Moraga Road, Suite C, Lafayette CA 94549. Call for times and reservation. Northern California based Market-Ability, LLC is a joint-venture firm that partners with new product inventors and distributors and markets their products and services through direct response television, radio, catalogs, direct mail and more. A complete listing of their line can be seen by calling 800-434-6275.

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Fred Pryor Seminars And Careertrack Spring Summer 2007 Training Seminars Schedule Added To FindaSeminar. com

Fred Pryor Seminars And Careertrack Spring Summer 2007 Training Seminars Schedule Added To FindaSeminar. com



Free training search engine allows users to shop compare and register for seminars from Skillpath National Seminars Group American Management Association Cornell ILR Cross Country Education Padgett Thompson and other training providers.



Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 9, 2007



Findaseminar. com the world's leading training seminar search engine announced that it has added thousands of new Fred Pryor Seminars training classes scheduled for the spring and summer 2007 training season.



Newly listed spring summer Fred Pryor and Career track training seminars include administrative assistant training seminars as well as management and Information technology training HR seminars and many more.



Training seekers interested in finding out more about the newly listed Fred Pryor seminars and training classes can visit Findaseminar. com and shop compare and register for more than 150,000 training seminars in one convenient location.



Free member tools exclusively offered by FindaSeminar. com allow training seekers to add upcoming seminars to their personal training calendar and to record and track their training history.



Findaseminar. com began in 2002 and since that time they have been offering pay for performance seminar marketing services to more than 450 training providers. The list of training providers continues to grow according to Scott Alliy President of Allied Internet Solutions Inc. parent company of Findaseminar as more and more seminar and training providers learn about our success and tremendous growth in the number of training seekers that visit our website daily and the dramatic increase in the number of registrations that we continue to produce for training providers who use our service.



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Girls in Crisis: GENaustin's Girls Now! Conference to the Rescue

Girls in Crisis: GENaustin's Girls Now! Conference to the Rescue



GENaustin announces its 2nd annual Girls Now! Conference, to be held Saturday, November 14th at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.



Austin, TX (Vocus) November 11, 2009



The happiness and well being of girls is on the line. Media and celebrities, school pressures, adult expectations and the access of the internet have vastly changed the world of teen girls. They are feeling pressured, bullied and pushed in directions that are causing alarming trends. Statistics show that by the age of 13, 53% of girls are unhappy with their bodies and over half of teenage girls are on diets; 83% of girl’s grades 8-11 have experienced sexual harassment in schools; 1 in 4 girls show symptoms of depression, a rate 50% higher than boys; over 60% of girls are drinking; over 40% of High School girls are having sex; and between 1980 and 2003 there was a 47% increase in female juvenile arrests for violent crimes. The crisis isn’t just sweeping America; it’s sweeping Texas too. Texas has the third highest teen birthrate in the nation, the first highest rate of second births to teen mothers. With such frightening numbers, something has to be done. Parents, educators and girls need tools to help them navigate the crisis. GENaustin is hoping to offer solutions at the 2nd annual Girls Now! Conference this Saturday, November 14th at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.



GENaustin’s Girls Now! Conference, co-hosted by Latinitas and the Ann Richards School, is a one day event packed with expert speakers and dynamic, hands-on workshops designed to explore the issues of Bullying, Body Image and Being a Girl. Workshops will cover topics such as cyber bullying, self image, dating, diversity, media literacy, parent-daughter relationships and physical health and wellness. The featured Keynote Speaker is Alexis Jones, who is an expert on confidence, courage and accomplishment. At only 25 years old she has navigated the beauty industry as a teen model, survived reality TV as a top finalist on "Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites," earned a Masters in Communication from USC, and founded the empowerment company, “i am that girl”, a leader in creating social change, global awareness, and female empowerment for Generation Y. The Conference will also host The American Gladiator champion Ally Davidson during the closing ceremonies.



The Girls Now! Conference will be held this Saturday, November 14, 2009, at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (2206 Prather Ln, Austin, TX 78704), from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To register for the Conference visit www. genaustin. org



*References: Kaiser Family Foundation; Girls, Inc., 2006; American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2001; The Commonwealth Fund, 1997; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2006



CONTACT:

Christine Carlucci

GENaustin

(512) 841-4040

Www. genaustin. org



About GENaustin

GENaustin (The Girls Empowerment Network of Austin) fosters healthy self-esteem in girls by engaging them to explore and define their personal values and build skills that empower them with confidence and courage to make wise choices. For more information about GENaustin, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization visit www. genaustin. org



About GENaustin’s Girls NOW! Conference

The Conference is a one-day seminar, designed for girls grades 5-12, their parents and educators to explore the issues of Bullying, Body Image and Being a Girl through group presentations and hands-on interactive sessions led by nationally recognized experts that are designed to identify the problems and offer solutions. Visit www. genaustin. org.



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Americans Are Using Home Hydroponics Gardening To Overcome The Rising Costs Of Energy, Food & Gas

Americans Are Using Home Hydroponics Gardening To Overcome The Rising Costs Of Energy, Food & Gas



As a result of rising fuel costs, an increasing number of Americans are growing fresh, healthy fruits & vegetables at home in their very own hydroponics gardens.



Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 1, 2008



An increasing number of Americans are turning to home hydroponics gardening to offset high gasoline, petroleum, energy and food prices.



According to hydroponics industry leaders Michael Straumietis, Robert C. Higgins and Gino Yordanov, more and more Americans are growing their very own fresh fruit and vegetables to save money, time and transportation costs.



Straumietis, Higgins and Yordanov are founders of a Seattle-based hydroponics nutrients company called Advanced Nutrients (http://www. advancednutrients. com (http://www. advancednutrients. com)). The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of professional hydroponics products worldwide.



"Americans are sick and tired of paying high gas prices, driving to grocery stores, and paying high food prices too," Michael Straumietis explains. "They're tired of high energy prices. So they're turning to home-based farming, and it's paying off."



According to Advanced Nutrients co-founder Robert C. Higgins, Americans are finding out that hydroponics gardening combines with traditional gardening techniques to produce quality food at a fraction of the cost of buying it from grocery stores.



"You use hydroponics nutrients to pump up the yield, quality and taste of your home crops," he says. "You can grow year-round using outdoor gardens in warmer weather and indoor gardening during winter. That way, you've got a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables 365 days a year. You've also got a fun hobby that the whole family can engage in."



Advanced Nutrients founder Gino Yordanov says the cost of producing vegetables, fruits, and herbs at home is far less than the cost of buying them from commercial producers.



"You don't have to spend several dollars per gallon driving somewhere to buy your food. That's one big benefit," Yordanov explains. "You get total control over the quality of what you eat, because you grow it yourself. You get a higher yield than with regular gardening. And it's a form of self-sufficiency."



Michael Straumietis, Robert C. Higgins and Gino Yordanov are united in their commitment to helping Americans save money on gas, energy, and food prices.



"You're going to see more and more Americans turning to home gardening as a survival tool," Straumietis emphasizes. "Prices for petroleum, food, gasoline and energy are going way up and they'll keep going up. Pretty soon, it's going to be a matter of necessity that you have your own garden so you can ensure a continuous supply of healthy fruits and vegetables for your family."



Want to find out more about Advanced Nutrients, home gardening, and hydroponics? Visit http://www. advancednutrients. com (http://www. advancednutrients. com).



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Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy

Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy



Join Jeanie Marie Kraft, Lic. Ac., for her talk "The Holistic Dog" on Jan. 9, 2006, 6:30PM-8:00PM at Whole Foods Market in Swampscott, MA.



Salem, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2005



Just like humans, nearly every dog could benefit from a healthier lifestyle. Even more so during the winter when many dogs will have more difficulty moving and suffer from the canine equivalent of seasonal affective disorder. Is your dog moving more slowly these days? Has your dog been diagnosed with hip dysplasia or another movement disorder? Have you wondered how acupuncture or herbs might help?



To help you help your four-pawed friends, on January 9, 2006 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM Jeanie Marie Kraft, Lic. Ac. of Four Paws Acupuncture (www. fourpawsacupuncture. com) will present "The Holistic Dog." During this 90 minute presentation, you will learn how good nutrition, acupuncture and herbal therapy can help keep your dog healthy and happy. She will present specific strategies and products that help during these cold winter months and answer your questions.



"Many dog owners will get up on these cold, winter mornings to walk their dogs," said Jeanie Marie recently, "and they can't help but notice that their dogs just don't move as easily as they used to, they don't jump as much. But if you look in their eyes, you can see there is still a puppy waiting to come out and play." "Acupuncture, herbs and nutrition aren't magic," she said, "but they help bring out that puppy again."



Jeanie Marie Kraft is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist and author living in Salem, Massachusetts with a private practice treating dogs with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has special interest in pain and dysfunction syndromes including hip dysplasia. She is a former faculty member of the Canadian College of Oriental Medicine (Toronto, Canada) and has written two books and several articles about Oriental Medicine. She has been treating dogs (and humans) with acupuncture for over 10 years.



Keep those tails wagging! To register for this talk visit Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907 or call (781) 592-2200. Registration is $5 per person.



For further information about Four Paws Acupuncture contact Jeanie Marie Kraft, Lic. Ac. by telephone at 978-729-9593 or on the web at www. fourpawsacupuncture. com.



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Crystal™ Deodorant Climbs Aboard the Un-Road Trip

Crystal™ Deodorant Climbs Aboard the Un-Road Trip



Car-less Journey Across the Country Inspires Others to Re-Think Toxins



Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2009



Crystal™, the popular safe Un-odorant™ that prevents body odor naturally, is raising its hands in support of an inspiring journey known as the Un-Road Trip. The brainchild of adventurist Boaz Frankel, the Un-Road Trip, is a 10 week criss-cross throughout the United States and Canada using any mode of transportation, with the exception of a car, in effort to promote use of alternative transportation to better the environment.



Frankel has put Crystal to the test for almost two months and more than 10,000 miles into his journey. Whether it's a grueling 50 mile bike trek, dusty camel ride or jarring pogo stick hop across a city, one thing never changes: Boaz always smells fabulous.



"My Crystal Deodorant has been the one constant I count on each day of this journey, "explains Frankel. "While I may not know how I am going to run fast enough to catch the next train four miles away with only a half hour to spare, I do know that Crystal keeps me smelling fresh without harmful chemicals once I arrive."



Crystal™ products contain no aluminum chlorohydrate and are hypoallergenic. Composed of mineral salts which form a topical layer on the skin, Crystal makes it impossible for bacteria to thrive. In effect, Crystal products are the equivalent of "un-odorants" which prevent odor naturally, rather than deodorants that mask the odor.



"As a sponsor of Boaz and his Un-Road Trip, Crystal is supporting an effort that inspires others to care for their environment and their health by omitting unnecessary toxins," says Larry Friedberg, the new Vice President of Marketing at Crystal. "This is the philosophy we have championed with our deodorants for 25 years."



ABOUT THE "UN-ROAD TRIP"

In April of 2009, Boaz Frankel set out on an Un-Road Trip. He's criss-crossing the United States using every mode of transportation except for car. He'll be traversing dozens of states by kayak, bicycle, dog sled, scooter, hot air balloon, horseback, Segway™, hang glider, fishing boat, crop duster, and whatever else he can find. He'll be documenting the whole journey right here, on this website. You'll be able to track him in real-time through daily, (and sometimes hourly), blogs, photos, and videos at http://www. unroadtrip. com (http://www. unroadtrip. com)



ABOUT CRYSTAL

French Transit, Crystal's parent company, was founded in 1984 by Jerry Rosenblatt. The introduction of the company's renowned Crystal Rock deodorant immediately put French Transit on the map as an early innovator of all natural personal care products that were free of harmful chemicals. Since that time the Crystal family has grown to more than 20 products, including Crystal Body Deodorant™ Stick, Crystal Body Deodorant Spray, Crystal Foot Deodorant Spray and the new Crystal essence™ line.



Crystal is committed to developing products that support its customers' desire to protect their health and the planet on which they live. Crystal has not and never will test its products on animals and is a supporter of Leaping Bunny and PETA and donates generously to cancer fighting causes.

Crystal products are available worldwide in over 20,000 stores, as well as online at Amazon. com, Drugstore. com and http://www. thecrystal. com (http://www. thecrystal. com).



Contact:

Kathleen Williams 

650-201-8834



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A Message of Love to the Nation

A Message of Love to the Nation



America needs to come together as Americans as one family.



(PRWEB) July 4, 2005



Chicago, IL – Phil Mitchell has a message for each person that enters his trolley. “We all need to come together as Americans as one family. We need to pray to come together.” Phil Mitchell puts on a hat and greets passengers as they enter the trolley. “Welcome and enjoy the city” and a warm smile greets each passenger.



Music fills the air and busy Americans make their way across the city. SoldierÂ’s Field stands out as tribute to WWII veterans. Chicago has so much to offer such as a beautiful river, high buildings, and scenic lakefront.



We are all different in some ways but we have some common ties. The older passengers can remember a more loving time in the past and often express this thought. They are concerned. They had a war to help bring people together. They wonder if all they did was not enough. America has always had its challenges especially during the great wars and its first few years. It was people going forward with strength and character that finally set the tone.



Is it a sense of uncaring in society? Mitchell said, “I think so. It is hard for people to think that the government cares when they see rising health care costs, a stagnant economy, and an insurmountable national debt. It is like they know things are not easy to fix. But things are not going to get fixed if people do not pull together.



“One person can not do it alone. People are more concerned about the here and now rather than building a solid future for their children. Chicago rebuilt from a great fire in 1871. People pulled together and they saw a need. People that get on my trolley want to have a fun time. They are not thinking about other passengers. But it is the bond of caring that holds together the people of this nation.



“We need to be more than just free. We need to shine free and we need to be one caring family. America could be so much closer together. I believe God will set a path for this nation. I am just not so sure that everyone will see it or see a need to build a loving society. Life is so much more beautiful when see people pulling together to help a great cause.



“I see a new and bright light shining across this nation. I see a happy George Washington smiling at a peaceful nation reflected by the press. I see God happy at the path that has been laid before us. Asking all to come forward. I see many people pulling together.



“Maybe it is not so, but it is for me. I will never let that spark die. As long as lights can be lit in our hearts and homes, I will never let this spark die. As long as some Americans continue to care, I will never let this spark die. As long as our ancestors look on and ponder what we are doing, I will never let this spark die. As long as we have an opportunity to rebuild and truly love all Americans, I will never let this spark die. This spark shall light the way to a stronger and more hopeful future. This spark shall light a way for our children. This spark shall call out each name and ask, are you proud to be an American? Then, light the path with prayer before you and please help those that try,” Mitchell said.



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COBRA Continuing Extension Act of 2010 Model Notices Released

COBRA Continuing Extension Act of 2010 Model Notices Released



The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration COBRA released the updated Model Notices that reflect the provisions of the Continuing Extension Act of 2010. The law extends various federal programs, including the ARRA subsidy for COBRA premiums.



Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010



Secova Inc., a leading provider of human resource and benefit management services, today released a summary of the updated model notices and the legislation that reflect the provisions signed by President Obama into law on April 15, 2010 extending federal subsidies of COBRA health care premiums through the end of May.



For your general information, please download the COBRA Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (http://www. secova. com/company/news/kcenter. asp) Help Book that we have published to assist companies in understanding the new provisions.



Under H. R. 4851, the "Continuing Extension Act of 2010", the 15-month premium subsidy (65% of COBRA premium) is extended to those individuals who are involuntarily terminated from employment on or before May, 31 2010 under the new legislation. The bill also provides transition relief for those who lost their jobs between March 31st and April 15th.



The new bill extends the COBRA subsidy for those who experienced a qualifying event that is a reduction in hours (occurring anytime on or after 9/1/08) followed by an involuntary termination of employment on or after March 2, 2010, and on or before May 31, 2010.



These changes require employers and other group health plan sponsors, insurers and administrators to act immediately to comply with amended mandates. The extension gives the House and the Senate more time to negotiate and reach a deal on a bill that extends the subsidy to the involuntarily terminated through the end of the year.



Secova is a leading Benefits Management Services company that delivers customized "Value-Sourced" solutions designed to enhance services and reduce operating costs. Secova's mission is to help its clients control and drive down the cost of delivering Human Resources & Employee Benefit Services. Secova's customized and flexible benefits administration (http://www. secova. com/) solutions are designed to complement the client's overall benefit administration strategies, to help lower costs and improve service quality while enhancing timeliness, accuracy and responsiveness to the client's employees. More information on the company is available at www. secova. com.



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



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Belluck & Fox Supports the Formal Recognition of September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Belluck & Fox Supports the Formal Recognition of September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day



Belluck & Fox is a proud supporter of September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. We call on cities and states around the country to formally recognize the tragic history of asbestos use and to remember the many thousands of lives lost to this terrible disease by officially designating September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day.



New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2008



Belluck & Fox is a strong supporter of Mesothelioma Awareness Day and the efforts to give it formal recognition around the country. We believe that one of the best ways to honor the many thousands of lives lost to mesothelioma is to create a national day of awareness where cities and states formally acknowledge the tragic history of asbestos and come together to promote greater awareness of mesothelioma. It is our sincere hope that Mesothelioma Awareness Day generates greater interest in the development of more effective treatments for patients who are diagnosed with this terrible disease.



A copy of this press release can be found on our website: Belluck & Fox Supports the Formal Recognition of September 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day (http://www. belluckfox. com/recent-news/2008/09/belluck-fox-supports-formal-recognition. html)



About Asbestos & Mesothelioma:

To learn more about mesothelioma (http://www. mesotheliomahelp. net/about-mesothelioma. html) and the other dangers associated with asbestos, Belluck & Fox recommends www. mesotheliomahelp. net, one of the web's leading sources of information about the disease. The website features in-depth information on the diagnosis and treatment of pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma, as well as detailed information on the disease's rarer forms. MesotheliomaHelp. net also features patient profiles, biographic and contact information for mesothelioma specialists throughout the country and a daily blog where the latest research on asbestos and mesothelioma is reported on.



Disclaimer: The information contained in MesotheliomaHelp. net is provided as a public service for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. Only a doctor can provide medical advice or specific diagnostic and treatment information. Questions about individual health should only be discussed with a physician.



MesotheliomaHelp. Net is sponsored by Belluck & Fox.



Www. mesotheliomahelp. net



About Belluck & Fox

Belluck & Fox, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, medical malpractice, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. We provide personalized and professional representation and have won over $175 million in compensation for our clients and their families. Partner Jordan Fox (http://www. belluckfox. com/jordan-fox. html) has been named to the Best Lawyers in America and to Super Lawyers and on two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal's Largest Verdict of the Year. Partner Joseph W. Belluck (http://www. belluckfox. com/joseph-belluck. html) is a Super Lawyer who has prosecuted numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for over $12 million.



Www. belluckfox. com



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Medical Billing Software Director of Business Development Wins Prestigious South Florida Up and Comers Award

Medical Billing Software Director of Business Development Wins Prestigious South Florida Up and Comers Award



Miami-based medical billing company Avisena is pleased to announce the honoring of their Director of Business Development by the South Florida Business Journal for his exceptional achievement under the age of 40 within the professional services category.



Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 9, 2008



Juan Molina, the Director of Business Development at Miami-based healthcare revenue cycle management company Avisena, was recently honored as the winner in the Professional Services category for the South Florida Business Journal's Up and Comers Award. His company site can be viewed at www. avisena. com



The awards banquet was held June 26th, at the Signature Grand in Davie. The Up and Comers Award is designed to recognize young South Florida leaders, under the age of 40, who have accomplished exceptional achievement in their professions. Molina's work in developing clientele for Avisena's medical billing software has charted new levels of success for the revenue cycle management company.



"Juan Molina is not only a true professional, but a tremendous human being" said Richard Lopez del Rincon, Executive VP of Avisena. "He's a versatile individual that possesses impeccable sales skills, excellent client service qualities, a strong disciplined work ethic and remains optimistic at all times. These traits coupled with his humane nature, outgoing personality and ethical standards make him an asset to the Avisena family and our community. Undoubtedly, he is an individual that many should emulate."



Considered among his peers as one of the best healthcare sales and business development executives in South Florida, Molina leads the Sales team at Avisena. As a founding employee of Avisena, his involvement as resulted in double-digit growth since 2004 for the medical practice management organization, of which he has been personally responsible for over $8MM in sales. Molina has been honored by Avisena at multiple occasions, awarding him with tributes such as the Rainmaker Award - distinguishing an individual for their continuous excellence in bringing profits and success to Avisena through diligence and dedication.



Besides his professional accomplishments in the medical billing services arena, Molina is a devoted community leader. He is a board member for the Ambassadors of Mercy, a group of young professionals who focus on bringing new friends and donors to the hospital. They are involved in planning several social and fundraising activities throughout the year that provide opportunities to share common interests with other professionals, while raising funds for special projects at Mercy Hospital.



Molina also serves as a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Board of Trustees, Alumni Volunteer Committee and coach for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Nu chapter at Florida International University. Through Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, he continues to target a multitude of issues afflicting university students nationwide. He is a board member of Sigma Phi Epsilon's National Ritual and Values Task Force, and has been a facilitator at Carlson Leadership Academy in Richmond VA, where he has designed and conducted leadership seminars, goal-setting workshops, and recruitment clinics for groups up to 350 individuals.



He is an annual participant of the Inlet Challenge for Kids in Distress, as well as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and a volunteer webmaster for a local fifth grade classroom website.



Molina received is education at Florida International University. He is also accredited as a Microsoft Certified Professional by the FlU Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center.



Avisena is a revenue cycle management company that helps medical practices improve collections through the use of its Internet-based practice management software expertise. By streamlining front and back office processes, Avisena helps medical practices Collect More, Spend Less and Live Better. For more information, please visit www. avisena. com.



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GRAYH HAIR MANAGEMENT - HELPING TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS

GRAYH HAIR MANAGEMENT - HELPING TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS



Gray Hair Management's mission is to help executives find new positions. As part of their networking and career counseling activities, Gray Hair Management also identifies and works to provide solutions to current issues facing executives in transition. They've done just that with an innovative healthcare solution.



(PRWEB) November 21, 2003



Gray Hair Management's mission is to help executives get jobs. Period.



But a funny thing happens when you're helping executives get jobs. You confront issues that affect those in transition and, increasingly, those in the employed population, as well.



The issue is healthcare. Recently, Gray Hair Management surveyed its membership about health care issues and found that even among employed GHM members, only about a third have employer-sponsored insurance. Among the unemployed, 15 percent were without insurance, nearly half were getting their insurance under COBRA and 60 percent are paying more than $300 per month for health coverage.



The population of GHM subscribers are a microcosm of the wider U. S. population. The impact of rising health care costs coupled with a difficult economy and unusually high white-collar unemployment, have stacked the deck. People are looking for ways to reduce the clutter, confusion, and risk.



While GHM has no magic bullet for the national health insurance dilemma, they are beginning to envision a positive health care future through education and the design of flexible health insurance plans. As the health insurance marketplace goes through major restructuring during the years to come, a new alliance between Gray Hair Management and the Erin Group is well positioned to better offer affordable, quality health care products and services.



The days of getting group coverage, solely through employer-sponsored health plans are numbered. Associations offer an effective insurance connection for today’s professionals. GHM members can take advantage of guaranteed–issue and guaranteed-renewable health insurance. The new program offers advantages for the free agent nation we’re becoming.



Scott Kane, managing partner of Gray Hair Management, can discuss the reasons GHM decided to partner with the Erin Group and offer health coverage as a member benefit to GHM members. He can also discuss other current issues in the employment marketplace, particularly as it relates to senior executives. For more information, visit grayhairmanagement. com or call Scott Kane directly at 847-940-2800.

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Universal Software Solutions announces release of VersaSuite 6.0

Universal Software Solutions announces release of VersaSuite 6.0



Universal Software Solution, Inc., (USSI) released VersaSuite Version 6.0 today.



Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 1, 2004



VersaSuite practice managment, is a Microsoft Windows based software system that offers an integrated solution for managing all aspects of patient, employee and business related activities of a health care clinic. VersaSuite is scaleable, can be used in a stand-alone or enterprise-wide setting, and accommodates all medical disciplines. It is the most comprehensive practice management solution on the market today.



With the release of version 6.0, VersaSuite has incorporated over 165 new features. These features incorporate direct customer feedback, and make VersaSuite invaluable to companies requiring a complete Practice Management solution. These new features include



·  VersaOptical additions



O Updated Optical Sale window



O Added ability to add and edit item parameters used for pricing, discounting and searching



O Ability to embed discount information for error free sales



O Added ability to resize the item tree view



O New prescription dialog to allow offices to keep track of patient Prescriptions



O Frames Data can now be imported with color codes, IE “Matt Black(a62)”



O Ability to enter in a reason for a cancelled order



O New functionality to specify a format for their printed labels



O Ability to search for orders by order number



·  VersaScheduler improvements



O Ability to set recurring appointments



O Users may now purge old appointment data if they choose



O Marking a patient as inactive will now remove their scheduled appointments



·  Ledger Uptates



O Allows for users to “view associated activities” from within the ledger



O Now highlights todayÂ’s Charges and Balances.



O Ability to transfer the balance of multiple accounts at once.



O Ability to write off multiple small account balances on at once



·  Insurance additions



O Display of the dates that Insurance Checks applied to in the Explanation of Benefits dialog



O Ability to make global changes to the HCFA form based on Insurance companiy or plan



O Users can now add information to Box 19 of the HCFA form from within the patients Visit History



·  VersaReport improvements



O Added ability to include report filter information to top of all reports



O Now show totals for all procedures on the code usage report



O New Production Analysis report shows result of Production + Sales tax –adjustments for a given day



·  Other features include



O Improved Check Out dialog



O Added search capabilities for ICD-9 codes



O Improved Recall Dialog



O Added customizable patient questionnaires



O Procedure Code Dialog can now be sorted by office code or description



O Ability to associate ICD-9 codes with default procedures



Please contact USSI for a complete list of changes, or for upgrade and purchasing information.



Universal Software Solutions, Inc.



12741 Research Blvd. Suite 404.



Austin, TX 78759



Www. versasuite. com



(512) 250-8774

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Free Clinics on Beauty, Fashion, Wellness and Personal Development at Y A S Clothing Store

Free Clinics on Beauty, Fashion, Wellness and Personal Development at Y A S Clothing Store



ATLANTA, GA, May 3, 2001 -- Y A S Clothing Store offers Free Clinics on Beauty, Fashion, Wellness and Personal Development. In the clinics, called "tips over tea", women get tips about skin care, discovering inner beauty, wellness, dental care and fashion from industry experts. Women can shop for clothes at Y A S and get valuable beauty tips while being served tea.



(PRWEB) May 4, 2001



ATLANTA, GA, May 3, 2001 -- Y A S Clothing Store offers Free Clinics on Beauty, Fashion, Wellness and Personal Development. In the clinics, called "tips over tea", women get tips about skin care, discovering inner beauty, wellness, dental care and fashion from industry experts. Women can shop for clothes at Y A S clothing store and get valuable beauty tips while being served tea.



Y A S, opening June 1, 2001, is located in the Galleria Specialty Mall, One Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. There are weekly clinics each month starting June 7, 2001. On June 7th from 8:00pm - 9:00p. m., renown Wellness expert, Eddie Cooke, will provide tips on increasing your energy, changing unhealthy eating habits & staying fit for life. A complete monthly schedule of clinics are available at: www. yasstores.8m. com.



Y A S will feature collections from designers like Sherica James. Sherica James is a pioneer in upscale, contemporary fashion. Sherica incorporates the essence of innovation and self-determination as her legendary uncle, Michael Jordan does with basketball. Sherica James will present Fashion tips in the "tips over tea" clinic on June 23, 2001 from 10:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m.



The mission of Y A S is to empower and uplift people by developing their image and personal style. Yaslynn Mack, the owner of Y A S, is a graduate of the American Intercontinental University, an accomplished model, a former Magazine Fashion Editor, and an Image Consultant.



You are welcome to Preview collection samples from Y A S at the Galleria Mall Fashion Show on May 12, 2001 from 4:15 p. m. - 5:45 p. m.

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Gentle Pilates Now Offered in Encinitas, CA Area

Gentle Pilates Now Offered in Encinitas, CA Area



Right method of exercise for everyone in any condition. All it takes is practice and persistence.



Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2006



Heidi Lerner, certified Pilates instructor, has begun teaching a new, user friendly approach of exercise to all age groups, from 18 and up. People often think that Pilates might be too much for them, yet everyone is looking for a way to feel better. For those wanting to seriously improve their state of health, a milder approach to fitness can be most appropriate. With Gentle Pilates, students take baby steps in building core strength and becoming more flexible. This method has been so effective for seniors citizens (taught at the Encinitas Senior Center), it is now being opened up for the less seasoned and precautious exercisers.



Workouts can be adapted to what a person is capable of, thus with personalized attention, almost anyone can benefit from Gentle Pilates. It is crucial that students understand and experience correct breathing, form of exercise and core-based movement. This yields unordinary physical strength, stamina, endurance, flexibility, easier or pain free movement, freedom in the joints and better posture. For more about Gentle Pilates, see http://www. pilatesintheflow. com/gentlepilates. htm (http://www. pilatesintheflow. com/gentlepilates. htm).



One student from the Encinitas Senior Center, reports that she had hurt her back in a regular Pilates class, yet after attending Gentle Pilates, her chiropractor was surprised at the stability and flexibility of her back. He commented “Whatever you’re doing now, just keep it up!”. The only thing she did differently was to participate in Heidi’s Gentle Pilates class. Both she and her chiropractor accredit Gentle Pilates for her improvement.



Ms. Lerner is starting to teach Gentle Pilates in the San Dieguito Adult Education Program on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:30 am, as well as Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm, for people ages 18 and up. To enroll in these classes, call (760) 753-7073 #3418. Gentle Pilates mat class continues to be taught at the Encinitas Senior Center on Monday mornings from 9-10 am, for people aged 50 and up. To enroll in these classes, call (760) 943-2250. Heidi also provides one-on-one sessions on the Pilates equipment in her studio, giving 100% attention to clients. See her website at http://www. pilatesintheflow. com (http://www. pilatesintheflow. com). To make an appointment, contact Pilates in the Flow at (760) 579-3895 or email (look to the right).



Heidi Lerner, certified Pilates instructor, teaches Pilates in a way that develops core strength and flexibility in a step by step manner so that it is not too difficult for students. The Gentle Pilates approach has been time tested with senior citizens and is now starting to be taught to all age groups at the San Dieguito Adult School. As Ms. Lerner's students progress gently, they are often surprised at the resulting ease and comfort with which they carry themselves. Under Heidi's "Gentle Pilates" guidance, students deepen body awareness, are moderately physically challenged and even have some fun.



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AssureSign® Ranked 5th Among Top 100 Companies for Working Families

AssureSign® Ranked 5th Among Top 100 Companies for Working Families



Orlando Sentinel Honors Firm for Outstanding Benefits, Work Environment



Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) August 10, 2009



AssureSign LLC (http://www. assuresign. com)], a leader in electronic signature technology, along with sister company 3PV®, has been named 5th on the Orlando Sentinel's 2009 list of Top 100 Companies for Working Families in the category of firms with fewer than 249 employees. The award honors employers who provide outstanding benefits, work environment, communication and training for their employees.



To be chosen for the 16th annual Top 100 list, companies had to meet a strict set of guidelines determined by a panel of judges consisting of leaders in the human resources field. Some of the criteria judges reviewed for selecting honorees included: health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401k accounts, childcare, maternity/paternity leave, elder care programs, flextime, employee rewards, internal communications vehicles such as newsletters and Intranets, tuition reimbursement and training programs. Previous winners have included some of the leading employers in Central Florida.



The award marks the first time AssureSign entered the competition and was named to the list. AssureSign and 3PVs' 80 full - and part-time employees share a 13,450-square-foot headquarters and call center in Altamonte Springs, Fla. 3PV has been named to the Top 100 list for three consecutive years.



"Being ranked 5th on the Top 100 list of companies affirms our commitment to leading-edge information technology, which means hiring smart people, giving them the tools to do their jobs, supporting them with strong benefits, and inspiring them with an open and flexible work environment," said David Brinkman, 3PV's chief executive officer. "In these economic times, when many employers are reducing their workforce, we feel that it is important to assure our employees that they are a valued part of our organization. We are delighted to have our efforts honored by a Top 100 ranking with our first entry."



About AssureSign LLC

AssureSign LLC is a leading provider of web-based electronic signature solutions, featuring unique, patent-pending technology that allows for the execution of any document with forensically identifiable, biometric signatures. AssureSign is a highly secure and flexible "cloud computing" application that requires absolutely no downloads for the document originator or the document signer. Using the standards-based DocumentNOW® integration tool, AssureSign can easily integrate with existing business processes within any enterprise, regardless of size. AssureSign customers consistently experience dramatic cost savings, as well as significant reduction in the time to execute documents. For more information visit www. assuresign. com.



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Celebrate the Witches' New Year and the Day of the Dead with Susun Weed

Celebrate the Witches' New Year and the Day of the Dead with Susun Weed



Celebrate the witches' New Year and the Day of the Dead with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, NY. This incredible 4-day intensive for women will be held again this year at the end of October.



(PRWEB) October 8, 2004



Celebrate the witches' New Year and the Day of the Dead with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, NY. This incredible 4-day intensive for women will be held again this year at the end of October.



Part the veil between the worlds and speak with the Ancient Ones. Participants will journey deep, chant and speak in sister circle, explore chakras, and craft a ritual of celebration and spirit healing.



The 4-day “Spirit Healing Intensive” will be held at the Wise Woman Center, October 28-31, 2004, and is for women only. The sliding scale fee of $350-$475 includes meals and lodging.



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



Vibrant, passionate, and involved, Susun Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition. She challenges conventional medical approaches with humor, insight, and her vast encyclopedic knowledge of herbal medicine. Unabashedly pro-woman, her animated and enthusiastic lectures are engaging and often profoundly provocative. Susun is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world. Learn more at www. susunweed. com or contact the Wise Woman Center at PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498.



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