Exercise Not Only Makes People Smarter, It Makes Them Happier

Exercise Not Only Makes People Smarter, It Makes Them Happier



A recent Newsweek article titled "Can Exercise Make you Smarter?" discussed current medical findings how exercise increases brainpower. The same can also be said of how exercise can have a positive affect on a person's emotional state.



San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2007



Exercise, a word that most Americans view as torment in their quest for a healthy body, now provides greater benefits besides strong muscles. A recent Newsweek article titled "Can Exercise Make you Smarter?" discussed current medical findings how exercise increases brainpower. The same can also be said of how exercise can have a positive affect on a person's emotional state.



According to The National Institute on Mental Health, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder. "Anxiety prevents us from being happy, can cause physical ailments, and keeps us from taking healthy risks that may improve the quality of our live, says Bob Livingstone, psychotherapist and founder of www. boblivingstone. com. "At the simplest level, we spend too much time worrying… and even moderate exercise can help reduce those feelings." says Livingstone.



There are now many studies that conclude that physical exercise brings a state of wellbeing and calmness, and some research shows that working out as little as 15 minutes enables a person to reach this state of wellbeing. Livingstone comments, "Dealing with emotional trauma, whether subtle or extreme, doesn't seem possible while sedentary. Exercise, and most importantly the endorphins that it creates within the body, helps bring an emotionally calm mental state were people can more effectively face the issues that are troubling them."



"A regular exercise program will help ease a person's state of worry and they will notice that the confusion they are experiencing brought on by their anxiety will decrease or dissipate," says Livingstone. "Creating a long lasting feeling of calmness won't happen overnight, but even just one session of physical exercise will make a person feel happier. Don't believe me? Try it yourself."



About Bob Livingstone

Bob Livingstone, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for almost twenty years. He works with adults, teenagers and children who have experienced traumas such as family violence, neglect and divorce. He works with men around anger issues and adults in recovery from child abuse. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Redemption of the Shattered: A Teenager's Healing Journey through Sandtray Therapy and the upcoming The Body-Mind-Soul Solution: Healing Emotional Pain through Exercise (Pegasus Books, Aug. 2007). For more information visit www. boblivingstone. com, or to schedule an interview call Bob directly at 650-347-5167.



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Ind-Swift launches Nitazoxanide an anti-diarroheal drug for the first time in asia

Ind-Swift launches Nitazoxanide an anti-diarroheal drug for the first time in asia



True to its name of being SWIFT in launching new molecules at a fast pace, the leading bulk drug manufacturer exporter Ind-Swift Laboratories Limited is launching an anti-diarroheal molecule ‘Nitazoxanide’ for the first time in Asia. This is the first molecule approved by the FDA in last 40 years for Gardia and is the only drug approved for the treatment of Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in children aged 12 month to 11 years of age. The molecule is being launched in India by the Company within a year of its Global launch by the Originator. The Company has recently obtained the DCGI approval for the launch of this drug in India.



(PRWEB) August 11, 2004



True to its name of being SWIFT in launching new molecules at a fast pace, the leading bulk drug manufacturer exporter Ind-Swift Laboratories Limited is launching an anti-diarroheal molecule ‘Nitazoxanide’ for the first time in Asia. This is the first molecule approved by the FDA in last 40 years for Gardia and is the only drug approved for the treatment of Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in children aged 12 month to 11 years of age.



The molecule is being launched in India by the Company within a year of its Global launch by the Originator. The Company has recently obtained the DCGI approval for the launch of this drug in India. 



Confirming the news Mr. V. K.Mehta told that “launching of Nitazoxanide is a part of Company’s business plan of introducing products for the first time in India”. He said that “ Most of the available therapies have Low cure rates, Low Resistance, frequent Dosages and the duration of the treatment is also long which are not patient convenient and cost effective.” He disclosed that the Nitazoxanide is relatively a more effective drug developed in-house by the Company’s R&D which is a 3 day therapy against the conventional therapy of one week.



Romark Laboratories the originator for this molecule under the Brand name Alinia have predicted the US market size of this molecule to be US$ 100 millions in the first year with expected annual growth rate of over 40% . The US market is also expected to grow substantially on backdrop of the Originator entering into strategic marketing tie-up with Cardinal Health, Inc. a fortune 500 Company.



Ind-Swift which already has a thrust on the exports and is present in 40 countries across the globe, targets a sales of over Rs. 100 millions in the very first year of its launch and a growth by 50% over next three years when the Company see the sales figure to touch Rs. 350 millions. The Company is equipped for the launch of the drug in the Latin American, Asian & African markets.



Ind-Swift laboratories limited is a one of the largest manufacturers of the API and advanced intermediates in Domestic and International market. It has recently built up large scale capacities for all the Complex molecules where it is present. Over the last few years, ISLL has shifted its focus to complex molecules and development on non - infringing processes, so as to minimize the risk of severe competition and commoditisation. The company has launched and built global scale capacities in several high potential molecules like Clarithromycin, Fexofenadine and Atorvastatin – ISLL is in fact the largest producer of Clarithromycin (around 15% of global capacity) and Fexofenadine in the World after the innovators.



The company is also among the first few players to launch other complex products like Clopidogrel, Candesartan, Atorvastatin, Pioglitazone and Citalopram. ISLL has invested around INR 250 mn over the last three to four years to build capacities (it now has six manufacturing plants) and make its facilities cGMP compliant and approvable by regulatory bodies like the US FDA and UK MCA. The company has already filed its first DMF in the US market and expects it to be ready for US FDA inspection over the next few months.



As per IMS Mat December 2003 the Indian market size for the Anti-infective segments which includes the important therapies of Anti-Diarroeheal, Anti-Amoebicide, Anti-helminths, Anerobicides, Trichomonacides is over Rs. 5190 millions. Out of this total market, molecules Tinidazole and Metronidazole alone accounts for the 63% of the size and both these molecules are de-growing. Nitazoxanide would have a direct impact on the sales of these molecules. Moreover clinical trials and comparative studies are underway for albendazole or mebendazole. Nitazoxanide is also a boon for the immuno-suppressants patients and HIV patients where trials are underway.



The next new launches planned by the Company includes an Anti-Alcoholic drug (sales of US$ 16.2 mn in Europe), a molecule for Breast Cancer (a US$ 100mn product). Besides the company is also going to launch two molecules from Statin range, which include an Anti-Hyperlipidemic drug with World market of over USD 5 bn by 2005. 3 of these new products are slated to be commercially launched during the current quarter.



The company has recently filed 1 DMF with USFDA and 2 Common Technical Documents (CTDs) with European authorities. In addition ISLL has already filed 2 new patents and its R&D is in the process of developing non-infringing processes for 4-6 new molecules. In addition to existing 15 products, the company has 20 products in pipeline whose combined global sales were approximately USD 25 bn in 2003 and ISLL envisages being among the first three Indian companies to launch them.



ISLL is in fact the only company in the world apart from the innovator (Abbott) to have developed Clarithromycin granules, and was also the first to develop Roxithromycin granules. The R&D of the Company is ready with four new patents. These are patents for non - infringing processes of an Anti-Diabetic, Cardiovascular, Anti-Histamine & Antibiotic drug respectively. All these drugs are scheduled to be launched in the financial year 2004-05.



The company has recently set up a subsidiary in US and has also recruited top officials for the same. The new outfit would essentially seek Custom Research, Custom Manufacturing arrangements and strategic partnership in the US market. The Company has already tied up with four US companies, which figure among the top 15 Companies in the US, for supply of its products.



Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd (ISLL) is an emerging API player, with a clear focus on positioning itself as a primary supplier of bulk drugs to regulated markets. Hitherto focused on unregulated / soft regulated markets, ISLL has been steadily building a platform for a foray into regulated markets – the company has invested heavily in manufacturing and R&D infrastructure, and efforts are also on to develop a front end in the target markets. With six cGMP compliant plants and a robust product basket of 18 molecules (20 more in the pipeline), ISLL is well set to reap the rewards of its initiatives over the next few years.



ISLL has built a full fledged R&D centre with a team of around 70 people, which is clearly focused on developing new drugs and non infringing processes for the same. The company has strong process chemistry skills, which helps it develop cost effective and complex processes for various APIs and intermediates. The R&D efforts have led to successful commercialization of 18 products so far, while around 20 are in the pipeline to be launched over the next two to three years.

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The Way You Work Can Cause Headaches

The Way You Work Can Cause Headaches



This release tells you how to prevent tension headaches in the workplace. It also tells you how to get rid of a tension headache through a set of simple stretches, and provides further resources on where to go to learn how to get permanent relief from chronic tension headaches.



(PRWEB) June 10, 2005



Do you suffer from chronic tension headaches? If so, you're not alone.



According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 9 million Americans suffer from chronic tension headaches. The National Headache Foundation says up to 40 million Americans suffer from repeated tension headaches.



Paul Bacho, a certified athletic trainer in Streetsboro, Ohio, said most of these people suffer due to poor posture.



"The problem is that many people have jobs that put them in a lousy positioning all day," said Bacho, who has been an athletic trainer for over 27 years. "They don't realize that they have to take periodic breaks to take pressure off of their neck, shoulder and upper back muscles."



Bacho, who has developed a home-based treatment program for chronic tension headache sufferers, said the root of the problem is tight and spasmed muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back.



This tightness and spasms associated with this tightness, he said, restrict blood flow to the back of the head and irritate nerve endings there, resulting in chronic tension headaches.



"The best medicine is prevention," he said. "It's important to take breaks to loosen up when you feel a headache coming on so you don't develop the muscle spasms in the first place."



To that end, he said, while you're at work - before a headache comes on - you should:



1. Sit up straight and stand up straight. In other words, assume the military position: shoulders back, head up, chest out, stomach tight.



2. If you sit all day, get a chair with good back support.



3. Bring your work surface closer to you. For example, if your job involves stooping down to your work station, elevate it on a platform so you don't have to bend down so low.



4. Take several breaks during the day to perform a series of stretching and isometric exercises. These can be done sitting or standing:



A. With your hands behind your back, gently pull your shoulders back and maintain this position for one to three minutes.



B. Turn your head halfway to the right (or left). Then drop your head forward until you feel slight tension. Let the weight of your head gently stretch the neck muscles. Go slowly - no pain! Hold this position for up to two minutes, then turn to the opposite side and repeat.



If you've already got a tension headache, Bacho recommends:



1. Performing the previously mentioned stretching exercise.



2. Applying moist heat on your neck and shoulders - a microwavable heat pack or towel soaked in very warm water, for example. If moist heat is impractical or isn't available, use dry heat.



3. Getting someone to give your neck and shoulders a deep tissue massage.



For more information about chronic tension headaches and how to get rid of them, go to Bacho's web site at



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



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A New Vitamin Site Meets Every Customer's Needs

A New Vitamin Site Meets Every Customer's Needs



A recently launched website, www. vitaminsdietshop. com, proudly announces its many useful health supplements. No more struggling to lose weight, as this site is a dieter's dream. If a shopper's weight loss efforts are not what they expect, then the addition of some of these supplements may be just what their metabolisms need to effectively burn fat. Carb blockers, sugar substitutes, appetite suppressants, fat burners and thermogenics are only some of the products available that accelerate weight loss. The products on this site aren't limited to weight management supplements; there are numerous types of vitamins and minerals to choose from as well.



Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 23, 2007



A recently launched website, www. vitaminsdietshop. com, proudly announces its many useful health supplements. No more struggling to lose weight, as this site is a dieter's dream. If a shopper's weight loss efforts are not what they expect, then the addition of some of these supplements may be just what their metabolisms need to effectively burn fat. Carb blockers, sugar substitutes, appetite suppressants, fat burners and thermogenics are only some of the products available that accelerate weight loss. The products on this site aren't limited to weight management supplements; there are numerous types of vitamins and minerals to choose from as well.



Customers with celiac disease or an allergy to gluten can shop for the supplements and even foods of their choice on this site as well. The special gluten-free category makes the sometimes daunting task of reading through ingredients in search of gluten a much-appreciated timesaver for these sensitive individuals. Shoppers can conveniently choose from cookies, flour, whey protein and other products without the addition of gluten. This will provide a break from all of the baking and cooking that celiacs must do in order to enjoy safe snacks and desserts without triggering symptoms.



The brand new website currently features several products by NSI. These products include two different weight loss program kits that contain every type of vitamin supplement and diet pill proven to help people successfully lose weight. The newly discovered all natural appetite suppressant, hoodia, which tricks a person's brain into thinking they are full, is included in the kit. Some other products included in the kits are tonalin, which helps to increase lean muscle mass, and green tea extract, which helps to increase a person's energy level, thus enabling them to become more active in order to lose weight. Also featured are several versions of vitamins by NSI for shoppers to choose from, depending on which they prefer.



Many individuals may have trouble absorbing certain vitamins and minerals in pill or capsule form, which is why www. vitaminsdietshop. com also offers liquid vitamins and liquid minerals. There is no need for digestion, as vitamins and minerals in liquid form can be immediately dispersed throughout the body for rapid assimilation by these consumers. This way, individuals can reap the benefits of the specific supplement right away, instead of waiting hours for pills to be digested.



This new online vitamin store offers all of its weight loss management products at the lowest prices. Customers also have the ability to choose which affiliated retailer they wish to purchase from, as two or more choices with compared prices for each product is given. This is helpful for busy shoppers and shoppers in a hurry -- there is no need for them to go to numerous sites to check prices. It's all provided on www. vitaminsdietshop. com for their convenience.



An additional convenience that this website provides for shoppers is the coupon center. This center is a real bonus, and enables consumers to save even more money on the already low supplement prices. There are many websites offering coupons in this coupon center, and there are vitacost. com coupons, puritanspride. com coupons, drugstore. com coupons, doctor'strust. com coupons, and vitaminshoppe. com coupons. Some of the added savings that these coupons provide are: free shipping under some circumstances, buy one get one free on some products on certain sites, as well as many others. Yet another plus is the fact that many of the coupons don't have expiration dates. That way, customers don't have to worry about missing out on a specific deal -- they can take advantage of the extra saving anytime they please.



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National Jobs Initiative Awards Grants to Eight Projects to Help Frontline Workers Upgrade Skills and Advance Career Opportunities

National Jobs Initiative Awards Grants to Eight Projects to Help Frontline Workers Upgrade Skills and Advance Career Opportunities



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded $3.5 million in grants to projects in eight states to help advance the careers of frontline health care workers by providing training to build skills, increase earning potential and improve the quality of care and services that patients receive. The grants are part of Jobs to Careers: Promoting Work-Based Learning for Quality Care, a national initiative that supports a variety of projects to develop the skills of workers who deliver direct health care and services. Workers who may benefit include medical assistants, health educators, laboratory technicians, home health aides, substance abuse counselors and dietary aides.



Princeton, NJ (Vocus) February 29, 2008



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded $3.5 million in grants to projects in eight states to help advance the careers of frontline health care workers by providing training to build skills, increase earning potential and improve the quality of care and services that patients receive.



The grants are part of Jobs to Careers: Promoting Work-Based Learning for Quality Care, a national initiative that supports a variety of projects to develop the skills of workers who deliver direct health care and services. Workers who may benefit include medical assistants, health educators, laboratory technicians, home health aides, substance abuse counselors and dietary aides.



Across the United States, 4.7 million frontline health care workers provide patients and clients with preventive and early intervention services, chronic illness management strategies, and long-term and post-hospitalization rehabilitative care. Despite their critical and expanding role in delivering health care, these workers earn less than $40,000 per year on average and have limited opportunities to build skills or advance professionally.



This is the second round of grants under Jobs to Careers, a four-year, $15.8 million national initiative of RWJF, in collaboration with the Hitachi Foundation and the U. S. Department of Labor. The program encourages partnerships among employers, educational institutions and other organizations to improve training and advancement opportunities for their frontline workers. The partnership organizations are working to implement long-term systems changes and test new models of work-based learning -- an approach to adult education that emphasizes the employee as learner, and the work process itself as a source of learning. Boston-based Jobs for the Future (JFF) serves as the Jobs to Careers national program office.



“A stable and skilled health workforce can lead to better quality of care and services,” said Sallie Petrucci George, RWJF program officer. “Currently, advancement and development opportunities for frontline workers are sporadic. That’s why Jobs to Careers supports the development of these types of systems – to ensure that these programs are readily accessible for all frontline workers.”



“Along with the strong partnerships, work-based learning is the cornerstone of this initiative,” said Barbara Dyer, president and CEO of the Hitachi Foundation. “It holds promise to be an invaluable tool to help workers learn how to solve real problems on the job and to help employers figure out the best strategies to train future workers so they can succeed in jobs with better pay and increased responsibilities.”



The eight projects (see list below) represent diverse settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community and behavioral health centers in cities and remote villages. The new grants bring the total number of Jobs to Careers projects to seventeen.



“Well-trained, well-paid workers are key to supplying us the quality of service we need as the demand for health services increases,” said Maria Flynn of JFF and director of the national program office for Jobs to Careers. “These are the people who offer day-to-day personal care and relief to hospital patients, make it possible for many of the elderly to continue living in their homes, staff the laboratories that are essential to quality health care and help our addicted recover—yet on average they don’t earn enough to support their own families.”



A full list of all grantees and project descriptions and further information about the initiative are available at www. jobs2careers. org.

Capital Workforce Partners - Hartford, CT

Alex Johnson, 860-522-1111, x 221, ajohnson @ capitalworkforce. org



This project will create a certified nursing assistant career advancement program in four long-term care facilities in the Greater Hartford Area, with expected expansion to additional facilities thereafter.



Charles B. Wang Community Health Center - New York, NY

Betty Cheng, 718-886-1212, bcheng @ cbwchc. org

Arthur Cusack, 212-226-8866, acusack @ cbwchc. org

Located in Chinatown, NYC, this project will upgrade the skills of patient service representatives and medical assistants.



East Boston Neighborhood Health Center - East Boston, MA

David Ball, 617-548-7809, david @ ballcg. com

Liliana Silva, 617-566-4709, silval @ ebnhc. org

This project will train and provide an employer-recognized credential to aides, clerical associates and medical assistants as medical interpreters at New England’s largest community health center.



Humility of Mary Health Partners - Youngstown, OH

R. Ann Fitzgerald, 330-480-2690, r_ann_fitzgerald @ hmis. org

This project will support frontline workers in environmental, laundry and dietary services as they transition into entry-level clinical positions as monitor technicians, health care assistants and unit clerks.



Mississippi Hospital Association Health, Research & Education Foundation - Madison, MS

Debbie Logan, 601-954-0757, dlogan @ monw. org

This project will train and advance nurse assistants, dietary, housekeeping and transportation workers into unit clerk positions at Central Mississippi Medical Center.



Tenderloin Health - San Francisco, CA

Brian Co, 415-220-4553 , brian. co @ tlhealth. org

This project will train consumer-employees as frontline community health workers and provide a statewide credential. It also will offer HIV counselor/phlebotomist certification training.



University of Alaska-Fairbanks - Fairbanks, AK

Larry Roberts, 907-455-2056, larry. roberts @ uaf. edu

This project will provide a four-stage career path for frontline behavioral health counselors serving Native-Alaskan villages in rural Alaska.



Virginia Mason Foundation - Seattle, WA

Marnee Iseman, 206-223-8863, admmpi @ vmmc. org

This project will increase the number and quality of medical assistants at the Virginia Mason Medical Center.



The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 35 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. www. rwjf. org



The Hitachi Foundation is a Washington, D. C.-based foundation established to enhance the well-being of economically isolated people in the United States. The Foundation systematically invests in path-breaking practices for use by business and nonprofit organizations to mutually address community problems. These practices alleviate conditions that perpetuate poverty and also help to strengthen business. www. hitachifoundation. org



Jobs for the Future is a Boston-based non-profit that seeks to accelerate the educational and economic advancement of youth and adults struggling in today’s economy. JFF partners with leaders in education, business, government and communities around the nation to: strengthen opportunities for youth to succeed in postsecondary learning and high-skill careers; increase opportunities for low-income individuals to move into family-supporting careers; and meet the growing economic demand for knowledgeable and skilled workers. JFF serves as the national program office for Jobs to Careers: Promoting Work-Based Learning for Quality Care. www. jff. org



For more information, contact:

Gina Ivey

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Ivey @ rwjf. org

609-627-5937



Mark Popovich

The Hitachi Foundation

Mpopovich @ hitachifoundtion. org

202-828-7643



Jayme Rubenstein

Jobs for the Future

Jrubenstein @ jff. org

617-728-4446



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Operation Smile Medical Mission to take Place in Caracas, Venezuela from January 10-20, 2007

Operation Smile Medical Mission to take Place in Caracas, Venezuela from January 10-20, 2007



Operation Smile leads a mission to repair children's cleft lips and cleft palates in Caracas, Venezuela during Operation Smile's 25th Anniversary Year.



Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) January 4, 2007



An Operation Smile Medical Mission team will arrive in Caracas, Venezuela, for an international medical mission taking place January 10-20, 2007 to assist children born with facial deformities. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile is a worldwide children's medical charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults.



Who:



An Operation Smile International Mission Team comprised of 35-40 credentialed medical professionals from around the world to include:



Dr. Jorge Carlesso, plastic surgeon and Operation Smile Venezuela Founder Dr. Maria Rotunda, anesthesiologist and Operation Smile Venezuela Medical Director Dr. Teresita Panacci, orthodontist from Venezuela Dr. Mike Stabile, anesthesiologist from Tennessee Dr. Henry Issenberg, pediatrician from New York Kathy Majette, RN, pre/post-operative nurse from Virginia Lucia Mauer, RN, clinical coordinator from Washington



When:



January 10-20, 2007



Where:



Fundacion Hospital Ortopedico Infantil



Caracas, Venezuela



Venezuela became an Operation Smile partner country in 1993. Since that time, Operation Smile has conducted international and local in-country medical missions in Apure, Barinas, Caracas, Catia La Mar, Charravelle, Maturin, Mérida, Ocumare del Tuy, Puerto la Cruz, Puerto Ordaz, San Cristóbal, Satramo and Valencia. In October 2005, an international medical mission took place in Barinas, and a volunteer team of approximately 50 members from Panama, the United Kingdom and the United States worked with Venezuelan volunteers at Hospital Luis Razzetti and provided 198 children and young adults with free medical evaluations and 114 patients received free reconstructive surgery to repair their cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. Operation Smile medical volunteers have treated more than 3,000 children and young adults through international medical missions and local in-country medical missions in Venezuela.



Venezuela is one of the partner countries participating during Operation Smile's 25th anniversary year. Operation Smile will commemorate its 25th Anniversary with a year-long, multi-faceted series of initiatives to include the following:



Global Standards of Care -- Operation Smile announces a plan to implement Global Standards of Care for all of its medical programs as a commitment to ensuring that every patient treated by Operation Smile will benefit from the same sophisticated equipment, procedures and highly trained and credentialed medical staff, no matter where they receive care around the world. Comprehensive Care Centers -- Operation Smile will open Comprehensive Care Centers in Colombia, Honduras, Morocco, China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. Each Center will provide surgical treatment and post-operative follow-up for thousands of additional patients, especially those in remote areas. The Centers will also help train medical volunteers, strengthen local development and fundraising activities and provide on-going administrative support for in-country activities. International Forums on Medical Diplomacy -- As part of its ongoing effort to create a global humanitarian network to bring healing to the world's children, Operation Smile will host international forums on medical diplomacy. World Journey of Smiles -- The year-long anniversary celebration will culminate in November 2007, with the World Journey of Smiles, 40 simultaneous missions in 25 countries with a goal of treating an estimated 5,000 children living with facial deformities.



About Operation Smile (http://www. operationsmile. org/ (http://www. operationsmile. org/))



Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children's medical charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile has treated more than 100,000 children with facial deformities and provided education and training to physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world. In addition to contributing free medical treatment for children born with facial deformities, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its 25 partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. Partner countries include: Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gaza Strip/West Bank, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela and Vietnam. Operation Smile has been distinguished by many prestigious awards, including the first $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to recognize outstanding contributions made to alleviate human suffering.



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Fresh Start Bariatrics Now Offers Free Online Seminars to Help Potential Patients

Fresh Start Bariatrics Now Offers Free Online Seminars to Help Potential Patients



The online seminars are a convenient way to learn about the Columbus, Ohio based Fresh Start Bariatrics program, and find out if bariatric surgery is an option for weight loss.



Columbus, OH (Vocus) September 22, 2010



Fresh Start Bariatrics at Riverside Methodist Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, now offers free seminars to help potential patients learn about the programs’ services and bariatric surgery. The online seminars are hosted by Dr. Stephan Myers, MD, FACS, a highly-qualified bariatric surgeon. Each seminar offers complete information on the bariatric process, and is highly recommended for anyone considering bariatric surgery.



“The online course is an alternative to attending one of our regularly scheduled seminars, in-person, in Columbus or Mansfield, Ohio,” Dr. Myers said. “The online bariatric course provides information to help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. It’s a convenient way to learn about our bariatrics program from the comfort of your home, at your personal computer.”



In order to participate in the Fresh Start Bariatrics program, patients need to have completed either the online course or attended a seminar in-person. At Fresh Start Bariatrics, this is the first step toward transforming patients’ health, and it ensures patients are aware of the process and prepared to change their lives.



In the 75-minute online course, patients will learn about the different types of bariatric surgery, and find out how the Fresh Start Bariatrics program is set up to ensure best results and long-term success. There is an option to pause during the course, and continue when you are ready to finish. The course is broken down in to five parts:

 Personalized care (13 minutes) Discover the benefits of Fresh Start Bariatrics and learn about Riverside Methodist Hospital, where Fresh Start Bariatric surgery takes place.



 Changing health and life (18 minutes) Obesity causes many medical problems. In this section, learn about those problems and what bariatric surgery can do to help resolve obesity-related issues.



 Options for surgery (34 minutes) Learn the three types of surgery available in the Fresh Start Bariatrics program, and the advantages and disadvantages for each.



 Getting your best result (5 minutes) Steps to get the best long-term result are discussed. Changes patients will need to make after surgery, such as how to eat and activities to avoid, are addressed.



 Counting the cost (5 minutes) Fresh Start Bariatrics Patient Advocate Annie McQuate discusses cost and what to expect from your insurance company.



“At the end of the online course, you will be contacted by one of our Fresh Start Bariatrics associates to discuss next steps,” Dr. Myers said. “Offering the initial seminar for Fresh Start Bariatrics online is a convenient way for potential patients to learn more about our weight loss program, and hopefully make the decision to change their lives.”



About Fresh Start Bariatrics

What makes Fresh Start Bariatrics so unique is our compassion for each patient as an individual. In fact, our highly personalized care is the reason Fresh Start Bariatrics at Riverside Methodist Hospital stands out from other bariatric surgery programs in Ohio. Our team approach means you will have support every step of the way throughout this life - changing and life-saving procedure and every one of our operations is performed at Riverside Methodist Hospital, respected nationwide for exceptional patient care and outstanding results. That is why so many people from all over Ohio choose Fresh Start Bariatrics. If you think you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, sign up for one of our free seminars or visit http://www. freshstartbariatrics. com.



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Magpie Sales Professional Recognized For Excellence and Leadership, Welcomed By Colorado Communication and Technology Professionals

Magpie Sales Professional Recognized For Excellence and Leadership, Welcomed By Colorado Communication and Technology Professionals



Debora Langer, Magpie Senior Director of Sales joins the Communications and Technology Professionals as their newest board member and has been recognized for her sales excellence in the prestigious Colorado’s Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople ranking by Colorado Biz Magazine.



Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 21, 2010



MAGPIE TI, a leading provider of software engineering services is pleased to recognize significant accomplishments by Debora Langer, Magpie Senior Director of Sales. Ms. Langer has joined the Communications and Technology Professionals as their newest board member and has been recognized for her sales excellence in the prestigious Colorado’s Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople ranking by Colorado Biz Magazine.



Ms. Langer is a long time telecommunications professional and upon joining Magpie in 2007, assumed responsibility for revenue expansion in their flagship industry vertical. “In spite of depressed economic conditions, Debora consistently produced impressive results and enters 2010 with high expectations for major revenue growth,” says Elaine Pelletier, Magpie Vice President Sales. “This recent industry recognition acknowledges her outstanding leadership, unbounded work ethic and sincere commitment to customers and colleagues: a rare combination that generates exciting opportunities for Debora and for Magpie every day.”



The Communications and Technology Professionals, or CTP, is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting growth, innovation and leadership of communications companies and individuals in Colorado. In her role as a board member, Langer will help CTP accomplish its mission through knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration amongst members of the communications ecosystem. Given her market specialties in Conferencing, Unified Communications and Mobile Telephony, Langer is a natural fit as the CTP Programs Co-Chair. By leveraging her many contacts and personal relationships, she will drive membership and organize vital networking events where participants establish meaningful, new contacts.

On being named to the CTP Board, and earning a spot on Colorado’s Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople list, Langer says, “It’s all about making great business happen in Colorado.”



About Magpie



Magpie is a leading provider of software engineering services and is widely recognized for in-depth technical skills, proven experience and customer-centric values. Magpie engineers engage as a trusted extension of engineering teams in small and large companies that span a wide range of industries including communications, smart energy and healthcare. Magpie provides services to develop software that meet customer requirements for presentation, firmware, application services, network management systems and communications solutions. Magpie delivers quality results when companies want to accelerate their ability to deliver new functionality, leverage rare expertise or meet market-driven demand. Magpie is privately held and headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www. magpieti. com.



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Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series



Supersize Me: The Social Context of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic



Boston, MA (Vocus) May 19, 2010



Boston Children's Museum (http://www. BostonChildrensMuseum. org) announced today the second Lunch & Learn in a series of lectures which focus on helping parents, educators and child caregivers understand and react to the most prevalent issues facing our children.



This quarter’s Lunch & Learn topic is Supersize Me: The Social Context of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic to be held at Boston Children’s Museum Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, pediatrician, and Dr. Beth DeFrino, psychologist, present their research and answer questions regarding childhood obesity issues.



What is obesity? What created the epidemic?

Is it a social phenomenon, or do biologic factors

Explain why one-third of children in the US and

Two-thirds of American adults are overweight today?



This presentation will address these questions and explore how interactions between the social and biological environments in which we live influence health. Further, the presentation will discuss how engaging young people to create solutions to the obesity epidemic are a powerful, important, and yet often overlooked element in our response to this problem.



“Obesity in this country has more than doubled in children and more than tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The statistics are staggering and prove we simply can't afford to wait to reverse the trends,” said Michael Yogman, M. D. vice chair of the board of Boston Children’s Museum. “As parents and caregivers, we must be role models for the next generation’s nutritional and activity choices.”



Reversing the childhood obesity trend takes a long - term commitment. It is our responsibility to work together to support parents and caregivers while creating a healthier environment for our children.



Boston Children’s Museum has taken an active role in supporting parents, who must face important behavioral and health issues almost daily. Through the Lunch and Learn Series, the Museum provides information about best practices and provides access to expert professional advice on current controversial topics. Parents, educators and child caregivers will have the opportunity to ask the professionals questions and interact with others facing similar issues.



Tickets are $30 each. To purchase tickets for this Lunch & Learn lecture or for additional information, please contact Brittany Molloy at 617-426-6500 x221or molloy(at)BostonChildrensMuseum(dot)org.



About Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum (http://www. BostonChildrensMuseum. org) exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children’s Museum incorporates two strategies – engaging families and building communities – to impact five outcome areas for children: Creative Kids, Curious Kids, Global Kids, Green Kids and Healthy Kids. More information about Boston Children’s Museum can be found at www. BostonChildrensMuseum. org].



Hours and Admission

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m. and Fridays until 9:00 p. m. Adults, $12; children (1-15) and senior citizens, $9; children under one and Museum members are always free. Fridays 5:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m., all visitors $1.



About Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, Pediatrician

Dr. Goodman is a pediatrician with sub-specialty training in adolescent medicine. Currently, she is Associate Chief of Community-Based Research at the Mass General Hospital of Children and Associate Director of the MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy. Dr. Goodman is a national expert on social stratification and its effect on adolescent health.



About Dr. Beth DeFrino, Psychologist

Dr. DiFrino is a licensed psychologist. She has worked with Dr. Goodman for the past three years to develop a community outreach program that brings the voice of youth to the policy debates around childhood obesity prevention and intervention and empowers young people to lead change in their schools, communities, states and homes.



Media Contact

Jo-Anne Baxter

Baxter(at)BostonChildrensMuseum(dot)org

617-426-6500 x246



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HRMS Solutions Named Top Spectrum Business Partner for 2008

HRMS Solutions Named Top Spectrum Business Partner for 2008



HRMS Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been named Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation Business Partner of the Year in recognition for being an outstanding partner with regards to sales revenue, consulting services and business development achievement.



District of Columbia (PRWEB) February 20, 2009



HRMS Solutions, Inc. (http://www. hrmssolutions. com/) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation Business Partner of the Year in recognition for being an outstanding partner with regards to sales revenue, consulting services and business development achievement.



Business Partner of the Year recognizes top-ranking business partners that have demonstrated outstanding commitment and exceptional professional service for Spectrum's iVantage product line. The objective of this elite membership is to reward and provide special recognition to the top business partners that add value to Spectrum business by supporting application sales, producing enthusiastic customers and delivering quality implementation services to meet customer needs and help grow revenue.



"Our Business Partners of the Year know what it takes to be successful, delivering the solutions and customer service that helps both them and their clients prosper," said Matt Keitlen, Spectrum Executive Vice President and COO. "To be named Business Partner of the year is a distinguished honor and we congratulate HRMS Solutions for their impressive achievement and wish them continued success in 2009."



"At HRMS, we work hard to ensure our customers realize the full value of a web-native HRIS solution like Spectrum iVantage," said Mike Maiorino, President. "Being honored by Spectrum, a pioneer in HR Technology and human capital management confirms HRMS' commitment to attaining success for each of our clients and validates that our efforts are having a real impact upon our customers."



We are very excited about the possibilities for Spectrum's new release of iVantage v5.0. This new product offering will bring the ultimate in end-user experience by leveraging new Microsoft technology to simplify and personalize iVantage while offering high-end decision support tools to better manage a company's workforce. Our clients in verticals such as healthcare, architecture and engineering, government contracts and finance will really be able to leverage and embrace this new technology."



About Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation

Spectrum, founded in 1984, is an exclusive provider of best-in-class workforce management software. Spectrum's sole focus of developing human resource systems allows them to create systems that are best suited to high performance HR professionals. Over the years, Spectrum's HR systems have been licensed to more than 5,000 public and private sector companies throughout the United States and Internationally. Spectrum clients range from small start-up companies to Global 100 companies. For more information about Spectrum Human Resource Systems, visit http://www. spectrumhr. com/ (http://www. spectrumhr. com/)



About HRMS Solutions

A national provider of total workforce management solutions that includes HRIS, Recruiting and Talent Management, Payroll and Time & Labor Management solutions for small and mid-market companies. HRMS Solutions has helped hundreds of businesses optimize and empower their workforce with leading software solutions built on Microsoft technology. Their ability to offer a choice of top rated applications eliminates weeks of endless evaluations and provides unbiased recommendations. The end result is an empowered staff that can access critical information quickly and perform routine workforce management activities more efficiently. HRMS Solutions also provides HRIS Consulting Services, Software Selection, Implementation and Training Services, Staff Augmentation and custom development. For more information about HRMS Solutions, visit http://www. hrmssolutions. com/ (http://www. hrmssolutions. com/) or call 80.726.7051



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Lombardi Is Named "Company to Watch" In Intelligent Enterprise's 2009 Editors' Choice Awards

Lombardi Is Named "Company to Watch" In Intelligent Enterprise's 2009 Editors' Choice Awards



Lombardi Continues to Stand Out in Competitive BPM Market



Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 22, 2009



Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) (http://www. lombardi. com/) software, today announced that it has been selected as a "Company to Watch" in the 2009 Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards. This selection marks the 3rd consecutive year that Lombardi has been selected as a leader by InformationWeek Business Technology Network's Intelligent Enterprise.



According to the editors of Intelligent Enterprise, "Business process management systems knit together the people and systems involved in end-to-end processes. Lombardi Teamworks shines in both styles of integration, but human-centric-workflow and event and exception management are its strong suits. Lombardi always seems to be on our short list for BPM."



As stated by Intelligent Enterprise, the finalists "provide exceptional vision, technology innovation and customer leadership in attaining strategic objectives." A complete list of this year's honorees, as well as the full article announcing the winners can be found here (http://www. intelligententerprise. com/showArticle. jhtml? articleID=212800112).



"We are pleased to once again be selected in the Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards," said Jim Rudden (http://www. lombardisoftware. com/about-lombardi-team. php#jimrudden), VP of marketing for Lombardi. "This award speaks directly to our commitment to deliver true business value to our customers with the best BPM products, people and services available."



Lombardi Teamworks is the leading BPM software for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office™ makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft® Office System products. Teamworks for SharePoint extends structured processes into the collaborative world of SharePoint portals, forums and discussion threads. Teamworks for Organization Management provides advanced organization modeling for process relationships. Lombardi Blueprint™ is the only on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritize improvement opportunities.



For more information about Lombardi Software, please visit www. lombardi. com or the Process People (http://blog. lombardi. com/) blog.



About Lombardi

Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM). We offer award-winning BPM technology and services to help our customers, partners and government agencies around the world succeed with their process improvement initiatives.



Lombardi is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Group, Aflac, Banco Espirito Santo, Barclays Global Investors, Dell, El Paso Energy, FETAC, Financial Services Authority, Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, ING Direct, Intel, Maritz Travel, National Bank of Canada, National Institutes of Health, Safety-Kleen, T-Mobile, UCLH, Wells Fargo Financial, Xbridge and numerous governmental agencies. For more information, visit www. lombardi. com.



Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office, Teamworks for SharePoint, Teamworks for Organization Management and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.



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Research and Markets : The Essential China Business Handbook 2005

Research and Markets : The Essential China Business Handbook 2005



Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14682) has announced the addition of China Business Handbook 2005 to their offering.



Dublin (PRWEB) March 31, 2005



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14682 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14682)) has announced the addition of China Business Handbook 2005 to their offering.



The 8th edition China Business Handbook 2005, incorporating the most up-to-date statistics and regulations, is the most informative business and travel guide to the China market yet published.



The China Business Handbook is designed to enable the executive to gain practical knowledge, background facts and business contacts before or during a visit. A total of 408 pages (A5 size) with over 70 colour maps and city street plans and colour photography throughout provide a comprehensive briefing on each province, municipality and major city.



The investment climate of each region is assessed along with the top FIE's per province, expatriate living, taxation and company structure as well as practical visitor information.



"The China Business Handbook is the best business handbook I have read for the region. It is well written, and its supply of statistics and anecdotes is both informative and entertaining. A great read for those who need to travel to different parts of China and want to have a feel for the business realities of a specific area". A positive quoting from Michael De Clercq, President, Transcontinental Trade & Finance Corp



Key Areas Covered in the Handbook:



-Basic facts about China



-Review of 2004



-Government Ministries



-Visitor information



-Expatriate living



-Healthcare



-Negotiating and investing in China



-Business associations



-Foreign trade



-Forms of investment



-Isses affecting foreign investors



-Taxation



-Comprehensive guide to all provinces



-Business directory



-Internet guide



-Hotels



-Glossary



-Index



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14682 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14682)



Laura Wood



Senior Manager



Research and Markets



Press@researchandmarkets. com



Fax: +353 1 4100 980



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HealthyLife. Net Reaches On-The-Go Audience with New SelectRadio. com Partnership

HealthyLife. Net Reaches On-The-Go Audience with New SelectRadio. com Partnership



HealthyLife. Net (www. healthylife. net), a pioneering leader in Positive Talk radio on the Internet, announced today the growing network’s new partnership with SelectRadio. com™ (www. selectradio. com), allowing the expansion of HealthyLife. Net’s programming to smartphones and wireless PDA device users.



Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2006



HealthyLife. Net (www. healthylife. net), a pioneering leader in Positive Talk radio on the Internet, announced today the growing network’s new partnership with SelectRadio. com™ (www. selectradio. com), allowing the expansion of HealthyLife. Net’s programming to smartphones and wireless PDA device users.



HealthyLife. Net is recognized worldwide for its 24/7 All-Positive Programming which spans a wide range of unique and timely topics.



“We are pleased with this new partnership,” states Mackenzie, founder and General Manager of HealthyLife. Net. “Our core audience of 800,000+ continues to grow due to this network’s signature shows which are all devoid of the mass negativity and sensationalism one finds within most radio programming. And now, due to our new partnership with SelectRadio. com, our on-the-go audience can take HealthyLife. Net with them via their smartphone or PDA device.”



SelectRadio. com’s premium software for smartphones and wireless PDA devices allows access to over 5,000 streaming stations, including XM Satellite Radio Online. It’s compatible with Intel X Scale 270-series handheld phones and PDAs including the latest family of DELL Axim models, HP iPAQ and others with Mobile 2003/WM 5.0 PPC or Phone Edition operating systems. Using a one-touch access to listen to live show broadcasts on HealthyLife. Net, a GPRS/EDGE, EVDO, WIFI connection or USB Active Synch connection for desktop use is required.



Consumers can try a free 10-day trial of the software before purchasing a device-specific license for only $25.00 at SelectRadio. com.



About HealthyLife. Net



HealthyLife. Net, established in 2002, is All-Positive Talk Radio on the Internet; broadcasting 24/7. All HealthyLife. Net programs are hosted by nationally and internationally recognized Experts in their respective fields. For more information, call 800.555.5453 or visit www. HealthyLife. Net.



About SelectRadio. com



SelectRadioT software for wireless handhelds was introduced in January,



2006 at the 2006 International CES. It is a feature rich, add-on program



For Windows Mobile-based smartphones and PDAs for Internet radio access



On-the-go, at the office or at home. For more information, visit



Www. SelectRadio. com.



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Martha Stewart Plays the Nutcracker in Holiday Food & Décor Themed Show

Martha Stewart Plays the Nutcracker in Holiday Food & Décor Themed Show



Perfect holidays with everyone's favorite nut, the pecan. Good for more than just pies, with pecans provided by NutsOnline. com, Martha Stewart dishes up nutty decorating ideas on the holiday themed television show set to air on Friday, December 1, 2006.



Linden, NJ (PRWEB) November 30, 2006



Martha Stewart gets in the holiday spirit, and shows audience members how to easily crack a hard-shell pecan nut, and use the traditional holiday nuts as a tasteful holiday decoration. With pecans (http://www. nutsonline. com/nuts/pecans/) provided by NutsOnline. com, Martha Stewart also dishes up nutty decorating ideas on the holiday themed television show set to air on Friday, December 1, 2006.



Using a specialty pecan nutcracker, Martha Stewart demonstrates how to crack fresh hard shell pecans (http://www. nutsonline. com/nuts/pecans/hard-shell. html), and uses the smooth paper shell pecan from Georgia (http://www. nutsonline. com/nuts/pecans/paper-shell. html) for holiday decorating. Holiday party guests can enjoy a simple display of the nuts, and crack themselves a sweet snack with these hearty pecans in the shell.



Also appearing in this episode of Martha Stewart, are more holiday good things and appearances by Andrea Bocelli and chef Jim Botsacos sharing Greek appetizer recipes. Viewers should check their local listings for show airtimes.



The Particulars of Pecans



Despite 2006 being a smaller crop year for southern Pecans, experts agree the quality of this year's pecans are higher than normal, and consumers should expect to receive large, meaty and sweet tasting pecans from NutsOnline. com



In addition to being a favorite holiday food, the pecan (http://www. nutsonline. com/nuts/pecans/) is also known as a heart healthy nut. Pecans are naturally high in antioxidants, packed with nutrients and contain the "good" type of unsaturated fat. Several medical research studies have shown that adding pecans to a traditional low-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet can help reduce the presence of bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps maintain desirable levels of good cholesterol (HDL).



Did you know there was more to ways use pecans for cooking than just baking pecan pies? Find heaps of holiday Pecan Recipes (http://www. nutsonline. com/recipes/?q=pecan) from NutsOnline. com, or submit your perfect pecan recipe.



About NutsOnline. com



Nuts Online has been in business since 1929 and is based in Linden New Jersey, and sells premium nuts, dried fruits, chocolates and candy by the pound at wholesale prices. More than 500 products in all, available by the pound or in bulk orders, scooped up by the same family for 77 years.



Visit us on the Web at www. nutsonline. com or call Toll Free at 800-558-6887.



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Pop/Hip-Hop Sensation SAVVY To Perform in New Jersey

Pop/Hip-Hop Sensation SAVVY To Perform in New Jersey



Savvy to heat up Livingston and Tom's River with a live music and dance performance and DVD screening during “Feeling Groovy” National Mall Tour Presented by Radio Disney and Sam Goody.



(PRWEB) August 18, 2005



Pop/hip-hop music & dance sensation SAVVY to perform live at Livingston Mall and Ocean County Mall August 27th & 28th.



Savvy to heat up Livingston and Tom's River with a live music and dance performance and DVD screening during “Feeling Groovy” National Mall Tour Presented by Radio Disney and Sam Goody.



WHAT: Savvy, the nationÂ’s hottest, new, high-energy pop/hip-hop music and dance sensation, will appear live at Livingston Mall and Ocean County Mall as part of Simon Brand VenturesÂ’ “Feeling Groovy” national mall tour. Presented by Radio Disney and Sam Goody, the eagerly awaited “Feeling Groovy” tour promotes “healthy life choices” among kids and families through a variety of activities including music and dance. The tour will visit 88 malls across the country from late July through late September 2005, with eagerly-anticipated, live Savvy concert performances at 16 mall locations. 



Having recently exploded onto the music scene, SavvyÂ’s mission is to present pop music with clean, wholesome lyrics and fun messages, while entertaining audiences with the latest hip-hop, dance moves. Savvy members include four girls and four boys from Texas, aged 8 to 16, who incorporate mainstream choreography, catchy songs, outgoing personalities and cultural diversity.



In addition to promoting “Road To Fame,” Savvy also will be promoting their brand new instructional dance/concert DVD “Every Body Moves,” which encourages kids to exercise through positive music and the latest hip-hop moves. Road To Fame and “Every Body Moves” will be available exclusively at nationwide Sam Goody and Suncoast stores beginning July 30.



WHEN: Saturday, August 27th & Sunday, August 28th - Shows are held from 11 p. m. to 4 p. m. and SAVVY will appear at 11, noon, 1, 2 and 3 p. m. for a 20 min. show. There will be an autograph signing after each session.



WHERE: August 27th at Livingston Mall * 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039



August 28th at Ocean County Mall * 1201 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753 



NOTES: Savvy will be available for media interviews. Please call contact in advance to schedule.



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Mangosteen. ca: Educating the Masses on the Mangosteen

Mangosteen. ca: Educating the Masses on the Mangosteen



Announcing Mangosteen. ca - Mangosteen. ca has set to work on Educating the Masses on the Amazing Health Benefits of the Mangosteen Fruit. It is now a known fact that the mangosteen fruit grown in southeast Asia and Cambodia has over 200 documented health benefits to the body. Mangosteen. ca is focussed on providing up to date information on medical research done on the mangosteen as it is released.



Calgary, AB (PRWEB) July 6, 2006



Announcing Mangosteen. ca - Mangosteen. ca has set to work on Educating the Masses on the Amazing Health Benefits of the Mangosteen Fruit. It is now a known fact that the mangosteen fruit grown in southeast Asia and Cambodia has over 200 documented health benefits to the body. Mangosteen. ca is focused on providing up to date information on medical research done on the mangosteen as it is released.



You may not have heard of the mangosteen fruit. However, it has been used for centuries in Cambodia and South East Asia in folk medicine. Also, much mangosteen research has been carried out in laboratories and universities around the world over the last 30 years. Alternative health practitioners have used the mangosteen fruit to treat a wide spectrum of health ailments and conditions with great success, which has produced a wide spectrum of testimonials. The research that they have completed has increased what we know about the real world benefits the mangosteen provides to the human body.



The amazing testimonies from many people that were helped by this "Queen of Fruit", piqued the interest of scientists and health professionals. These testimonials compelled scientists and doctors to investigate whether these health experiences were merely anecdotal or if in fact there was real scientific proof to support them. Due to the mangosteen research that has been completed, what folk doctors and personal testimonials have shown for centuries is now being recognized, for its validity, throughout world by scientists and medical professionals alike. The mangosteen fruit is truly amazing, and has tremendous, all natural, medicinal advantages.



The mangosteen fruit is taking the world by storm and it is bound to be way bigger than aloe vera or vitamin e wave of the recent past. Pharmaceutical companies are looking at isolating elements from the mangosteen fruit called xanthones for various medications including anti-cancer drugs.



For the full story on the mangosteen fruit there is no better source than mangosteen. ca.



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PENSRUS Offering Expanded Line of Tradeshow Pens

PENSRUS Offering Expanded Line of Tradeshow Pens



As the Tradeshow industry climbs back into a healthier growth cycle, quality promotional products suppliers such as PENSRUS are seeing increasing demand for promotional products such as tradeshow pens, promotional pencils, and other personalized logo products.



New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2010



Tradeshow attendance is continuing its upward trend from prior recessionary lows as reported by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, which stated that during the last quarter, tradeshow attendance grew 4.5 percent. As the industry climbs back into a healthier growth cycle, quality promotional products suppliers such as PENSRUS are seeing increasing demand for promotional products such as tradeshow pens, promotional pencils, and other personalized logo products.



To meet this increasing demand, New York based PENSRUS, is expanding the selection of quality giveaway pens from top pen manufacturers including BIC, Pentel, Scripto, Paper Mate, Waterman, Sheaffer, Union Made and more.



As many marketers know, personalized pens are a perfect gift for tradeshow attendees. These imprinted and engraved pens are products that tend to have a long useful life for the recipients and provide great long-lasting exposure for the corporate brand.



The assortment of promotional writing instruments available at PENSRUS can be customized with stylish imprinting or elegant engraving and are available in stick, twist and retractable styles. Ballpoint, ink and gel type pens offer a generous area for imprinting a corporate logo, text message or custom artwork. And unlike many other promotional pen suppliers, PENSRUS never charges an imprint, engraving, setup or artwork fee.



For a limited time, PENSRUS is also offering free shipping on all promotional logo pen and pencil orders.



For more information and a full listing of the expanded line of customized pens, pencils, backpacks, magnets, lighters, sticky pads and notebooks, please visit http://www. pensrus. com



About PENSRUS

PENSRUS is a world-leader in the advertising specialty industry providing a huge assortment of personalized and promotional products including personalized pens, pencils, sticky notes, mouse pads and more. Founded in 2001, PENSRUS has helped thousands of companies increase customer loyalty and brand awareness through their quality products.



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How to save $100 billion from our national healthcare costs, prevent deaths, and reduce hospital and nursing home admissions

How to save $100 billion from our national healthcare costs, prevent deaths, and reduce hospital and nursing home admissions



Without realizing it a newly minted company has formed a way to save $100 billion from our national healthcare costs, prevent deaths, and reduce hospital and nursing home admissions. “We were unaware that our company’s primary goal to help working caregivers could hold such potential in reducing the nation’s economic healthcare costs.”



(PRWEB) August 19, 2004



How to save $100 billion from our national economy every year And Lower healthcare costs. Without realizing it a newly minted company has formed a way to save $100 billion from our national healthcare costs, prevent deaths, and reduce hospital and nursing home admissions. “We were unaware that our company’s primary goal to help working caregivers could hold such potential in reducing the nation’s economic healthcare costs.” stated Joseph Quinn President of Personal Voice Inc.



Personal Voice Inc. can help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and confinements that are caused by failure to take medications properly.



According to, “The Washington Times” August 6, 2003,



“Pharmaceutical noncompliance is a tremendous problem in the United States that drains an estimated $100 billion from our national economy every year, and is blamed for the deaths of over 125,000 Americans annually (342 people everyday). Ten percent of all hospital admissions are the result of pharmaceutical noncompliance, and twenty-three percent of all nursing home admissions are due to people’s inability to take their medications as prescribed.”



What about your parents or other loved ones are they really always taking their medications?”



“This is the main reason for forming Personal Voice” states co-founder Victoria Quinn, “Nuclear families are swamped by everyday responsibilities”. Personal Voice can speak to your loved one for you, to address your concern by checking or chatting for a few minutes during your busy workday. If they don’t answer we will contact you, EMS, or a neighbor as soon as you desire. We can perform reminders for diet, exercise and other independent living issues. We have other more advanced services available, all custom designed including assistance with medical billing problems, and writing services. “We are family friendly”.



Joseph Quinn a co-founder of Personal Voice remembers, “From personal experience with my own mother. I asked if she took her medicines, she said she took them. When I got there on the weekend, they were partly taken. I could not call three times a day and confirm her taking them at that time”. Incidents like this are common when loved ones have medical issues, and the frailties of aging are sapping their vitality. Personal Voice can help them maintain their independence and self-confidence in a family friendly way. We can perform one-on-one telephone reminders during your normal workweek for the following concerns: LIVING ESSENTIALS - Doctor Appointments, Prescriptions, Refills, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Insulin, Diet, Vitamins, Fiber, or Herb Supplements, PERSONAL CALENDAR – Check-up call Day Care, Hair/nail salon, Phone calls, Schedule Confirmation, Homemaker, Visiting Nurse, Meals on Wheels, Exercise, Dance, Tai Chi, Yoga, CHORES - Shopping, Cleaning, Washing, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, ENTERTAINMENT - Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Puzzles, TV or Radio, Trips, and Family outings.



Just give us a schedule and we can call for you. At this time only loved ones whose primary language is English can be accommodated. ThereÂ’s no better guarantee than your loving concern. Personal Voice can be reached at 1-877-443-8636 which spells 1-USS-4GET-ME-NOT or on the web at www. family-focus-working-caregivers. com or email at prweb1@family-focus-working-caregivers. com.



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New Standards for Medicare and Medicaid Suppliers Proposed

New Standards for Medicare and Medicaid Suppliers Proposed



Supplier of electric wheelchairs and power mobility options embraces new standards.



New Braunfels, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2005



Today, the SCOOTER Store, a supplier of electric wheelchairs (http://www. thescooterstore. com), scooters and other power mobility options, submitted comments in support of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid's proposed quality standards for suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The SCOOTER Store hopes that CMS will consider the proposed standards as a minimum requirement for any supplier to the Medicare community and that they continue to strengthen and extend the standards in advance of publishing final requirements.



“Unfortunately, the integrity of dedicated power mobility suppliers has been under attack for several years because of fraud and abuse perpetrated by a few crooks posing as honest DME suppliers," said The SCOOTER Store President Mike Pfister. "A new level of standards should give the government confidence that the power mobility benefit will be reliably provided to needy and qualified beneficiaries.”



The SCOOTER Store’s comments suggest strong support for the new requirements including: participant accreditation, internal compliance programs, internal quality programs, improved customer service capabilities, improved consumer awareness and training, internal auditing and monitoring, more strict employment hiring practices, industry certifications, frequent performance reporting to CMS, beneficiary satisfaction surveys, historical equipment tracking, and enhanced home assessments. The SCOOTER Store's comments can be found at: www. thescooterstore. com/governmentrelations/qualitystandards. aspx (http://www. thescooterstore. com/governmentrelations/qualitystandards. aspx )



While the proposed standards are being considered for adoption in 2007, The SCOOTER Store is committed to compliance with each of the proposed standards by April 1, 2006. Many of the elements are already reflected in the requirements of accreditation, which The SCOOTER Store earned in 2003 from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. In addition, The SCOOTER Store recently earned a "Senior Approved" Certification with a higher than 90 percent senior satisfaction rating required by Senior Approved Services, an independent consumer-driven survey company.



Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped transform the lives of more than 200,000 people in need of power chairs and scooters (http://www. thescooterstore. com/products) across America. Over 90,000 physicians rely on The SCOOTER Store's expertise and quality service. Headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas, with retail locations, distribution centers and a network of service specialists all across America, The SCOOTER Store is dedicated to helping people with limited mobility achieve freedom and independence in their daily life.



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Healthy Motivation to Drive Business Forward Pushes People to Take Acceptable Risks

Healthy Motivation to Drive Business Forward Pushes People to Take Acceptable Risks



FPC Workplace Web Poll Data indicates that despite the current economic conditions there is a healthy attitude toward risk-taking. 44% of survey responders agree it is important to continue to take an appropriate amount of risk recognizing that it is critical to driving business forward. 19% of those surveyed leaned more towards remaining cautious, while hoping to take more risk as the economy improves.



New York, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2010



FPC, a national executive search firm, polls job candidates visiting http://www. fpcnational. com on their perspective on workplace issues and trends.



A total of 5,429 responders surveyed between September 2010 and November 2010, across all industries and job levels, answered the following question:



“How would you categorize your level of risk-taking in your current position?”



44% I continue to take risks, recognizing that this will help drive business.

19% I'm maintaining current business, and hope to take more risks as the economy improves.

3% I generally try not to take many risks; I don't want to make waves.

34% I am currently unemployed.



Nearly 2/3 of the currently employed individuals admitted that they believe taking risks is an important component to growing business and innovating.



When asked to define risk in the workplace, Ron Herzog, CEO & President of FPC, said, “First and foremost, when we consider the definition of risk, we obviously think about it within the confines of what is legal and acceptable. As it relates to our survey question, we think about possible examples of risk as either challenging the status quo, standing up for what you believe is the right decision or not settling for the old adage ‘Well that’s just the way we’ve always done it.”



Furthermore, Herzog added, “Despite the still volatile economic landscape, a significant amount of employees believe that it is imperative to make quick decisions and accept responsibility for the outcomes. We have recently spoken to a lot of companies that have invested back into their companies by hiring and purchasing equipment in anticipation of brighter times ahead.”



About FPC

FPC is a national executive search firm with close to 70 franchise offices. Since 1959, FPC recruiters have been committed to bringing together the right individual with the right opportunity. FPC conducts research to provide the most current advice and information to job candidates and client companies. FPC press releases share pertinent results with the public. For information about FPC, call 800-886-7839 or visit http://www. fpcnational. com. 



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What You Need to Know About the Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

What You Need to Know About the Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer



In this excerpt from a recent issue of The Johns Hopkins Prostate Bulletin, Dr. Jacek Mostwin discusses what you need to know about five of the important risk factors for prostate cancer.



Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) April 30, 2008



As with all cancers, there are many theories as to what might cause prostate cancer. Based on the research thus far, we can be fairly certain that age, race, and family history are important risk factors for prostate cancer. Diet and lifestyle factors may also influence whether a man develops the disease.



Thus far, no clear association has been found between the development of prostate cancer and smoking; vasectomy; the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); or regular alcohol intake (although binge drinking may increase the risk).



Increasing evidence suggests that fat intake, physical inactivity, or being overweight may influence the development or progression of prostate cancer.



In this article, we will review what you need to know about the 5 main risk factors associated with prostate cancer.



AGE

As a man ages, his risk of developing prostate cancer increases dramatically. This age-related increase is greater for prostate cancer than for any other type of cancer. The average age at the time of diagnosis is between 65 and 70, and the average age of death is between 77 and 80.



RACE

The incidence of prostate cancer in the United States varies by race. The rate for white men is 101 per 100,000 each year. Black men are at higher risk (137 per 100,000), and Asian Americans are at the lowest risk (20 to 47 per 100,000).



FAMILY HISTORY

Studies of identical and fraternal twins show that prostate cancer has a stronger hereditary component than many other cancers, including breast and colon cancer.



Having one first-degree relative (a brother or father) with prostate cancer doubles the risk of developing the disease; having a second-degree relative (an uncle or grandfather) with prostate cancer confers only a small increase in risk.



A number of genetic mutations are linked to prostate cancer. The best studied of these mutations are in a region of chromosome 1 known as HPC1. HPC1 may be involved in protecting against prostate inflammation.



Some analyses have suggested that mutations in HPC1 increase the risk of prostate cancer, but other studies have failed to find an association. Other genes involved in how the body handles male hormones (androgens), its reaction to inflammation or infection, and its ability to process certain types of fat may also be important.



Although genes can influence a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, other factors are also at work. The likelihood that identical twins (who share all genetic information) will both develop prostate cancer is 19% to 27%. This suggests that lifestyle choices can modify the effects of the genetic cards that a person is dealt at birth.



ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Much effort has been devoted to searching for environmental factors that might serve as promoters for prostate cancer. The incidence of microscopic prostate cancer (cancers too small to be seen except under a microscope) is similar among men in the United States and in all other countries that have been examined.



However, the mortality rates from prostate cancer differ widely from one country to another and even within different regions of the United States. These differences suggest that environmental factors (such as diet, lifestyle, or exposure to certain substances or forces) can influence prostate cancer's progression from microscopic tumors to clinically significant ones.



DIETARY FAT

Most studies examining the relationship between dietary fat and prostate cancer have found that a higher fat intake (especially animal fat) is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer.



Fat makes up 30% to 40% of the calories in the American diet, compared with 15% in Japan. This difference in fat consumption may help explain the much lower death rate from prostate cancer in Japan, as well as the great variability in prostate cancer mortality rates around the world.



It is also possible that people who consume large amounts of high-fat foods are less likely to eat healthful foods that may protect against cancer.



While one can't control age, race and family history, men who fall into the high-risk categories might want to consider making PSA testing a regular part of their usual health check-ups. And for those who fall into the high-risk bracket, they may wish to consider limiting their dietary fat and looking at their overall lifestyle to help prevent prostate cancer.



The Johns Hopkins Prostate Bulletin is a quarterly publication bringing the latest news on prostate health direct to readers via Priority Mail. It covers prostate cancer, BPH (enlarged prostate), prostatitis, overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and other prostate health issues. For more information, please visit:

The Johns Hopkins Prostate Bulletin (http://www. johnshopkinshealthalerts. com/bulletins/prostate_bulletin/main08_landing. html)



The Johns Hopkins White Paper: Prostate Disorders 2008 is our annual review of the latest research and findings on prostate cancer, BPH (enlarged prostate), prostatitis, and erectile dysfunction.

Prostate Disorders 2008 (http://www. johnshopkinshealthalerts. com/white_papers/prostate_disorders_wp/digital08_landing. html)



For the latest health alerts on prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, and other prostate disorders, please visit the Prostate Topic Page:



Johns Hopkins Prostate Health Alerts (http://www. johnshopkinshealthalerts. com/alerts_index/prostate_disorders/25-1.html)



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Welch Allyn Teams with AspireHR to Go-Live with Global SAP HR Redesign and Upgrade

Welch Allyn Teams with AspireHR to Go-Live with Global SAP HR Redesign and Upgrade



AspireHR, an SAP HCM software, consulting, and SaaS company, is proud to announce the successful Go-Live of their SAP HR initiative at Welch Allyn.



Plano, TX (PRWEB) December 4, 2010



AspireHR, an SAP HCM software, consulting, and SaaS company, is proud to announce the successful Go-Live of their SAP HR initiative at Welch Allyn.



A leading medical device manufacturer, Welch Allyn, is headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York. Welch Allyn has been a leader in the healthcare industry since 1915, set medical industry standards in the 1920s, and was the first to use fiber optics in medical instruments in the 1960s. The company continues to develop innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge medical solutions for providers on the front lines of care around the world.



Welch Allyn needed a system that would provide it global visibility through standardized processes and that would replace its SAP HR deployment with an optimal SAP HR configuration, while eliminating manual manipulation and data translation for service providers. AspireHR, the recognized expert in SAP HR implementations, was selected for the Organizational Management and Personal Administration redesign and HR upgrade. The combined team from AspireHR and Welch Allyn specifically designed the initiative to also refine current governance models to support HR data security, “what if” modeling, and ongoing production support.



Nineteen AspireHR consultants combined with a team from Welch Allyn to complete a global SAP HR redesign and upgrade including: Organizational Management, Personnel Administration, Compensation Management, Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service and U. S. Time, Payroll, and Benefits. These united modules achieved the desired end-result that allows Welch Allyn to grant employees and managers greater access to information and streamline HR and business processes on a global scale.



AspireHR is especially proud of: a globally integrated third party recruiting software that creates a semi-automated on-boarding process, a redesigned Benefit process and plans that create efficiencies and created solutions for global employees, retirees and surviving spouses, the completion of more than 40 FRICE items, and a Portal that was delivered in 5 different languages.



This Go-Live is the culmination of a 10 month effort that combined the requirements, design, and configuration for 24 countries. The new system converted 42,000+ pieces of legacy data with an error rate of less than 0.2%.



An innovator in the area of software solutions for SAP HR technology, AspireHR used its proprietary HR DataExchange and Payroll LaunchSuite to save the initiative hundreds of man hours of data manipulation and so Welch Allyn thousands of dollars. HR DataExchange addressed the challenge of accurately converting massive amounts of data.



“AspireHR is exceptionally pleased with the results of this Welch Allyn initiative,” said Joseph Hillesheim, Founding Partner. “With our strong history of successful, on-budget HR redesign and upgrades, we were a good match for Welch Allyn are proud to call them a success.”



About AspireHR

AspireHR is the largest SAP partner in the U. S. focused exclusively on the unique needs of the HR marketplace. With a passion for eliminating risk in human resource technology implementations, AspireHR has revolutionized the SAP HR industry with world-class packaged software solutions tailored for our clients’ specific needs, experienced and knowledgeable consultants who are full time employees, and remote development from our Dallas TechLab. AspireHR is recognized by SAP as an authorized Services Partner, an exclusive distinction reserved for elite-level service providers. SAP HR services include E-Recruiting, E-Learning, ESS (Employee Self Service), MSS (Manager Self Service), and SAP upgrades/re-implementations, as well as traditional SAP HR implementation services such as payroll, benefits, time management, and full historic data conversions.



For more information, please visit http://www. AspireHR. com or call 214-880-0099.



About Welch Allyn

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With over 2,500 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at http://www. welchallyn. com.



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ProRehab Tells The Truth About Stretching Before Exercise And Injuries

ProRehab Tells The Truth About Stretching Before Exercise And Injuries



Multiple research studies show that stretching before physical activity alone does not help prevent injury. ProRehab physical therapists are the best choice for patient education and outcomes because they use the latest scientific evidence, rather than myths couched as conventional wisdom.



Evansville, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010



Almost any physical therapist, athletic trainer, or sports medicine physician would answer “yes” if asked if people should stretch before exercise. However, this individual would be hard pressed to show research that supports this claim. In fact, multiple research studies show that stretching before physical activity alone does not help prevent injury. ProRehab physical therapists are the best choice for patient education and outcomes because they use the latest scientific evidence, rather than myths couched as conventional wisdom. 



The New York Times discusses the myth of stretching to prevent injuries in a 2008 article. A study conducted at the University of Nevada found that athletes generated less force in their leg muscles after static stretching. “This is a neuromuscular inhibitory response to static stretching,” says Malachy McHugh, the director of research at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The stretched muscle will stay weak for up to 30 minutes, making the occurrence of injury more likely while the muscle is weak.



“Things such as fitness and strength have been proven as more important in the prevention of injuries than stretching,” explains Kelli Goedde, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist at ProRehab in Evansville, Indiana. “In other words, it’s not that stretching shouldn’t be a part of a work out, but is best in conjunction with other factors.”



A November 2010 study in the British Journal of Sport Medicine surveyed 2377 adults, who regularly participate in physical activity, for 12 weeks to research the effects of static stretching before exercise on injury. It was found that stretching alone does little more than reduce bothersome soreness. Furthermore, in a 2008 study by the Centers for Disease Control, it was found that knee injuries among female college soccer players were cut in half when they followed warm-up routine that included both dynamic exercises and static stretching.



Duane Knudson, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, recommends warming up the body and loosening muscles by starting with aerobic activity, usually light jogging. Ever seen marathoners stride before starting a race? They are trying to warm up their body. This part of the warm-up should only take 10-15 minutes and include a 5 minute recovery. Next, dynamic stretching (stretching while moving) that is specific to the sport should be incorporated. For example, runners should do squats and lunges. This will increase power, flexibility, and range of motion.



“In order to treat patients effectively, all physical therapists must be familiar with current research,” says Brian Kelly, DPT, SCS, ATC, COMT, ProRehab physical therapist. “The latest scientific evidence about stretching before work-outs is a great example that advancements are constantly made in research and health care. ProRehab physical therapists are responsible for making sure that patients receive the best treatment possible, based on the newest research. At ProRehab we incorporate the latest and best research into patient care with continuing education, professional development, and training activities.”



Patients have a choice regaurding which physical therapist they see when a physician refers them to physical therapy. ProRehab invites patients to choose them for their physical therapy needs. To learn more about ProRehab visit ProRehab-pc. com.



About ProRehab:

ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.



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Oil and Vinegar Drizzler Cruets: New Product Available at Cruets. com

Oil and Vinegar Drizzler Cruets: New Product Available at Cruets. com



Custom-designed for retail sale, the new oil and vinegar Drizzler Cruets sold at Cruets. com help consumers avoid the dripping often associated with the popular condiments. The product is sold in a matching set and is available exclusively on the web site. It is fast becoming a popular gift item.



Lakeside, AZ (PRWEB) April 30, 2007



Cruets. com is pleased to announce the availability of the new oil and vinegar Drizzler Cruets.



According to Cruets. com representative Brad Brand, the new products are custom made for the company, designed to eliminate the traditional messiness associated with oil and vinegar bottles. The Drizzler Cruets are available exclusively through the web site.



"Oil and vinegar is a healthy addition to the diet, but there is one unsavory aspect about using oil and vinegar; it can be reduced to the indiscriminate drip," Brand said. "Oil and vinegar bottles drip. They drip down the side. They drip on the table, ruining fine linens. Drips occur on the counter, drips find their way to your apron, eventually oil drips on the floor. Quality vinegar will drip as well, adding sticky to the oily."



With this dilemma in mind, Brand directed the design of the new Drizzler Cruets. Fine olive oil and gourmet vinegar, he surmised, can be dispensed in glass drizzle cruets made for the perfect drizzle flow, absolutely free from drips down the bottle or on the table.



No one enjoys touching oily and sticky bottles or decanters, and there is no need to constantly wipe the bottles clean to enjoy the condiments, thanks to the unique design of the Drizzler Cruets, he said.



Quality is just as important as design at Cruets. com, Brand added. Instead of mass producing the product, "the Drizzler Cruets are hand blown by European glass craftsmen just for our company," he said.



The Drizzler Cruets are sold in a matching set, each holding 6 fluid ounces. According to custom specifications, they are made of lightweight, durable and hygienic, hand-blown borosilicate glass. Each cruet consists of two pieces: a glass pour spout and the vessel body. They are dishwasher safe and backed by a 100% guarantee.



"The Drizzler Cruets have become one of our best selling gift products," Brand said. "Last year we sold out of them at Christmas. They are already becoming a popular gift selection for Mother's Day, and other gift occasions."



Cruets. com has been an online gourmet gift site since 1999. The company began as a wholesale supplier to hotels and restaurants. Their exclusive products are only available for retail purchase online.



For more information, visit http://www. cruets. com (http://www. cruets. com), call 1-888-884-3755 or email.



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