Circulating Blood Cells are Important Predictors of Cancer Spread in Children

Circulating Blood Cells are Important Predictors of Cancer Spread in Children



• Circulating blood cells higher in pediatric patients with metastatic disease • Endothelial cells most likely play a role in the development of cancer • Rare cells detected in adult cancer patients important in pediatric cancers



Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 15, 2009



Endothelial progenitor cells may play a role in the start and progression of metastatic disease in children with cancer, according to study results published in Clinical Cancer Research (http://clincancerres. aacrjournals. org/), a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.



“This is the first study to measure circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells in children with cancer, which can provide insight as to the biology of their tumor vessels,” said researcher Françoise Farace, Ph. D., director of the department of biology of circulating cells in the translational research laboratory, Institut Gustave Roussy, France.



“Not only were these cells found in higher levels in patients compared to healthy volunteers, but endothelial progenitor cells were found in strikingly higher amounts in patients with metastatic disease,” Farace said.



Circulating endothelial cells are rare cells that shed from the lining of blood vessels after vascular damage. Both circulating endothelial cells and their precursors, endothelial progenitor cells, have been described in previous studies, but mainly in the context of cardiovascular disease.



Farace and colleagues measured circulating mature endothelial cells and bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells in pediatric patients with solid tumors. They collected blood from 23 patients with localized disease, 22 patients with metastatic disease and 20 healthy participants and measured subsets of circulating cells.



While the researchers were not surprised to detect circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells in pediatric patients, they were surprised to find these cell levels were significantly higher in patients with metastatic disease compared to levels found in healthy participants.



“This implies that these endothelial cells most likely play a role in the development of cancer in children,” Farace said. “We also observed a large range of cell levels in patients with various tumor types. In some cases, very high levels were observed, which means that their role may be very important.”



Preclinical studies have shown that these cells play a pivotal role in the initiation of metastasis or the spread of disease in mice; however, their association with metastatic spread has never been demonstrated in humans until now.



“Understanding the process of tumor vessel development in pediatric cancers is of utmost importance as pediatric patients are in dire need of new treatment strategies including those which could target tumor vessels,” said researcher Melissa Taylor, M. D., pediatrician and doctoral student in the translational research laboratory, Institut Gustave Roussy, France.



Additional studies are needed in larger study populations to confirm that endothelial progenitor cells are implicated in metastasis. If confirmed, these cells could potentially be measured in patients to allow for early detection of metastatic disease and could be targeted by new drugs to prevent the spread of cancer, according to the researchers.



“This study is very interesting. It demonstrated that these rare cells detected in the blood of adult cancer patients are also important in pediatric cancers,” said James L. Abbruzzese, M. D., F. A.C. P., chairman of the department of gastrointestinal medical oncology, M. G. and Lillie A. Johnson chair for cancer treatment and research and professor of medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is also a deputy editor of Clinical Cancer Research.



One challenge with this study Abbruzzese pointed out is defining the characteristics of these cells, which may be more difficult to accomplish in a pediatric population because drawing a large volume of blood is not an easy task.



“Understanding these vascular precursor cells and seeing the changes over time may represent a real strategy for helping to identify drugs that might work in the pediatric population,” he said. “Insights as to which patients are likely to develop metastases may help us to identify a subset of patients that require more extensive therapy.”



Taylor believes these study results may potentially open new research strategies, which may take into account the study of circulating endothelial cells and progenitor cells in pediatric patients.



“Monitoring of these cells in larger and more homogenous study populations will help us understand the biology of tumor vessels and subsequently tumor growth in these diseases,” she said.



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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes more than 28,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and nearly 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 17,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists. CR provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.



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InfoValue Announces NextGenTV an IPTV Solution that Gives Service Providers an Edge

InfoValue Announces NextGenTV an IPTV Solution that Gives Service Providers an Edge



InfoValue Computing, Inc., experts in providing innovative, high-performance video streaming platforms and IPTV solutions, today announced the availability of its NextGenTV solution to service providers, such as telephone companies, that want to increase revenues by offering advanced, interactive IPTV services.



Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2007



InfoValue Computing, Inc., experts in providing innovative, high-performance video streaming platforms and IPTV solutions, today announced the availability of its NextGenTV solution to service providers, such as telephone companies, that want to increase revenues by offering advanced, interactive IPTV services.



"This is not just television; it’s interactive and personal,” said Monsong Chen, president and CEO of InfoValue. "Viewers are amazed with the features, which means it will provide just the edge service providers need to convince customers to switch from cable. This new technology will not only attract new customers, it also will keep customers loyal -- all with the most efficient infrastructure and operational costs.”



InfoValue NextGenTV offers viewers a uniquely interactive and personalized way of viewing digital broadcast TV. The electronic program guide (EPG) allows viewers to browse program schedules quickly and easily so they can start watching their favorite shows. If a show has started but is on a time-shifted TV (TSTV) channel, a viewer can press the "Fast Rewind" and "Fast Forward" buttons on the remote control to search and watch what was missed. The viewer also can use the remote control to record the show on the network personal video recorder.



Uniquely scalable, InfoValue NextGenTV is suitable for service providers of any size. Using standard industry hardware, NextGenTV services can be implemented incrementally at a modest initial cost, and expanded over time. In addition, InfoValue NextGenTV provides a full range of flexible configuration and management options for service providers, such as configuring the recording periods of TSTV channels and limiting the number of programs each viewer can record.



For more information about InfoValue's innovative, high-performance video streaming platforms and solutions for telephone companies, as well as operators in the hospitality, business, education, government, and health care markets, visit www. infovalue. com.



About InfoValue:



Founded in 1994, and experts in providing comprehensive IPTV platforms and solutions, InfoValue is recognized for innovations and advances in IPTV technology that have set the pace in performance, scalability, and intelligence. InfoValue QuickVideo™ IPTV platform is based on a standards-compliant, open architecture that is optimized with innovative, patented technologies. InfoValue QuickVideo, which is currently being used by telecommunication carriers, corporations, governments, educational institutions, hospitality providers, and broadcasters around the world, offers interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities as well as integrated video indexing, distributed video caching, server clustering, and video service management capabilities. InfoValue delivers turnkey IPTV solutions for specific industries, including InfoValue SuiteTV for hospitality, InfoValue BizTV for training and communications, and InfoValue NextGenTV for residential applications. InfoValue's corporate headquarters is located at 4 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY, 10523. More information on InfoValue and its products and services is available at www. infovalue. com, or by phone at (914) 345-5980.



Contact:



Angela Ripley



Wall Street Communications



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X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors Market to Reach $5.9 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors Market to Reach $5.9 billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.



Despite the growing popularity of digital technologies, X-ray films continue to record growth derived from traditional use in general radiography and mammography applications. Overall market for X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors is projected to reach $5.9 billion by 2010.



San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2008



X-ray films represent an integral part of medical products industry. The segment is fast becoming archaic in several medical applications due to the adoption of newer technologies. Improvements in computer technology, particularly in image and data display, networking, processing and storage capacity are other factors influencing the market. Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) is one such technology that shows potential to offer vast benefits to both clinicians and patients. In course of time, digital mammography might even replace the conventional X-ray film for women. However, the transition from traditional film to digital is constrained by cost factor.



United States, Europe, and Japan account for more than 3/4th of the global X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors market (http://www. strategyr. com/X-Ray_Films_Chemicals_and_Processors_Market_Report. asp), as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Asia-Pacific, one of the fastest growing X-Rays, Chemicals and Processors markets, is expected to register a CAGR of 3.7% over the period 2000-2010. Laser Imager Films market (http://www. strategyr. com/X-Ray_Films_Chemicals_and_Processors_Market_Report. asp) in the region is estimated at $185 million for 2008.



Sales of x-ray films have become a major issue for contract portfolios, particularly for crucial group purchasing organizations in the United States. The market is influenced by several factors, primarily, centralization of healthcare business. United States represents the largest market for X-Rays, Chemicals and Processors. Medical X-Ray films market (http://www. strategyr. com/X-Ray_Films_Chemicals_and_Processors_Market_Report. asp) in the region is projected to decline by 2010 from an estimated $1.3 billion for 2008.



The European x-ray equipment markets are exploring healthier and sophisticated diagnostic methods, to reduce patient exposure to high levels of dosage radiations. Germany represents the single largest market for X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors in Europe accounting for an estimated 23% share of the total market for 2008. X-Ray Film Processors market (http://www. strategyr. com/X-Ray_Films_Chemicals_and_Processors_Market_Report. asp) in the country is projected to reach $18 million by 2010.



Key industry participants profiled in the study include Agfa-Gevaert N. V., Carestream Health Inc, Dentsply International, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc., Hologic Inc, and Konica Minolta Holdings. The report enumerates recent developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities related to major industry players.



The report titled "X-Ray Films, Chemicals and Processors: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. analyzes the market over the 2000-2015 period. Product segments analyzed in the report include Medical X-Ray Films, Medical X-Ray Chemicals, Dental X-Ray Films, Dental X-Ray Chemicals, X-Ray Film Processors and Laser Imager Films. Geographical markets analyzed in the report include United States, Japan, Europe Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America.



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



About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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



Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Telephone 408-528-9966

Fax 408-528-9977

Email press(at)StrategyR. com

Web Site www. StrategyR. com



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Palacio Del Mar Celebrates Its Second Year While Providing Retirees with Million Dollar Views

Palacio Del Mar Celebrates Its Second Year While Providing Retirees with Million Dollar Views



Palacio del Mar celebrates its second year of being a preferred choice for retirees with a look at why it has been and still is such an attractive option when compared to places such as in Vancouver Canada, Miami Florida, and downtown San Diego’s luxury developments.



Baja California, Mexico (PRWEB) September 16, 2010



Palacio del Mar, a luxury resort located in Rosarito Beach Mexico is celebrating this September its second year of being one of the most successful community developments in Baja despite de hard times for real estate developments. This is in no small part due to the cost savings the resort and its location represent; adding up to millions when compared to cities like San Diego, Vancouver and Miami.



The biggest difference between these cities being the actual purchase price of the units, but after adding property taxes, home owner association fees (HOAs) and cost of living expenses, the differences stack up making it clear why it would be an attractive option especially for retirees.



Luxury developments (http://www. palaciodelmar. com) have now become a regular sight in major cities and tourist destinations offering high quality finishing materials along with a combination of amenities which differentiates one development form another usually with a price tag close to or over a million dollars. For example: a small condo in Vancouver can start at around $700K to more than $3M for over 2000 sq ft; in Miami a luxury condo can be anywhere from 1M to well over 6M; downtown San Diego has a similar price of 1M to around 3M, whereas Palacio del Mar’s prices start at $320K.



Property taxes are also a consideration for buyers for instance, Miami property taxes are 2% of the purchase price, 1.2% for San Diego, 1% for Mexico, while Vancouver is on average less than 1% but ultimately the purchase prices in Palacio is considerably lower. HOA fees, also a considerable expense range from $400 a month to well over $1500 in the US and Vancouver increasing with the amount of amenities offered compared to $450 in Palacio for over 10 amenities (http://www. palaciodelmar. com/amenities_and_services/) including concierge and shuttle service.



The cost of living, also an important factor for retirees is lowest in Baja with a cost of $500 in groceries (for a small family) with the highest being San Diego at around $800 (both of which can be less for bargain hunters); the cost of gas is lowest in Baja at $2.60 per gallon with the highest being Vancouver at $4.46 per gallon; health care premiums for individuals can be about $2000 in Mexico (much lower for government health care) and around $3000 or higher depending on the policy or deductible in the US (also varying in each state; movie tickets are $2.70 in Baja vs up to $13 in Vancouver.



Weather wise, San Diego has been said to have the best weather in the US and Rosarito has very similar conditions, temperature ranging from 50–68 °F in winter and 73–80 °F in the summer, ideal for outdoor activities like surfing, camping, dinning, hiking, culture, night life, shopping and getting pampered. One significant difference that Palacio has to Vancouver, San Diego and Miami, is that is not located in a major metropolitan area; located a few minutes away from downtown Rosarito, is far enough away to be a quiet getaway with the advantage of being a short drive away from the Guadalupe Valley.



David Stibor a Dentist in Las Vegas and Lonnie Stibor a Las Vegas realtor, have this to say about Palacio Del Mar: “My wife and I have been sharing our time between Las Vegas and Palcio Del Mar since we bought here 2 years ago, and all I can say is I wish we had found this place years ago. The weather is perfect, the people are wonderful, and all the bad press is terrible. We feel safer here than we do in many U. S cities. The great food, great golf and the beautiful ocean at our doorstep, what more could you ask for!”



Palacio del Mar is located off the Rosarito - Ensenada toll road just 40 minutes from the San Ysidro border. It is a short drive away from Bajamar, Lobster Village at Puerto Nuevo and the vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley, which is the largest wine producer in northwest Mexico. Palacio del Mar offers shuttle service to these locations, as well as to and from San Diego and Ensenada. Palacio also offers weekly rentals; for more information on pricing, tours and appointments visit PalacioDelMar. com (http://www. palaciodelmar. com).



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For Insomnia, Acupressure Tapping Technique May Out-Perform Drugs and Cognitive Therapy

For Insomnia, Acupressure Tapping Technique May Out-Perform Drugs and Cognitive Therapy



Six weeks of cognitive therapy treats insomnia better than prescription drugs, but EFT, a do-it-yourself acupressure tapping technique, may out-perform both -- and its results are both fast and lasting.



San Francisco CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2006



More than 82 million Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia does more than put people in a grumpy mood; it contributes to errors and accidents in the workplace, disrupts hormone balance, accelerates the aging process, and is considered a risk factor for depression, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and other illnesses.



Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are among our most popular drugs, but drugs don’t always work and often have adverse side effects. One answer is cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been shown to treat chronic insomnia better than a prescription drug. In a study published in the June 28 Journal of the American Medical Association, those receiving six weeks of cognitive therapy increased the amount of time they spent in bed, increased the amount of time they spent sleeping, and spent more time in the deepest stages of sleep than did patients receiving a prescription sleep aid or a placebo. But a do-it-yourself acupressure tapping technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which can be learned from a free training manual at http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prwinsomniacj (http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prwinsomniacj), may out-perform all of them.



Practitioners of EFT, who include medical doctors, psychologists, and other health care practitioners, have found that tapping on key acupressure points while focusing on insomnia or the conditions that contribute to it helps people of all ages fall asleep and stay asleep. Best of all, they don’t have to wait six weeks to see results, for relief can occur within minutes.



“It’s all a matter of working with the body’s energy,” says Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT and who has received hundreds of reports from practitioners around the world. “Insomnia and other symptoms occur when the body’s energy flow is disrupted. Acupressure tapping and focused attention combine to restore the normal flow of energy and relieve physical and emotional symptoms that interfere with sleep.”



EFT is a new procedure, but already over 300,000 have downloaded its free manual from http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prwinsomniacj (http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prwinsomniacj) and an additional 10,000 download it every month. The manual is available in nine languages. EFT practitioners around the world, especially in the U. S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia, teach EFT classes and work with clients.



For additional information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.



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Santa’s Shop Holiday Gift Drive at Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center in Houston, TX

Santa’s Shop Holiday Gift Drive at Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center in Houston, TX



This holiday season, well wishers are invited to join Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center to ensure that families in difficult circumstances receive some holiday cheer.



Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 1, 2009



The doctors and staff at Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center in Houston, TX, would like to invite well wishers to join them this year in the spirit of giving. Staff members are assisting The Bridge Over Troubled Water in their efforts to provide holiday cheer to those families receiving aid or shelter from their organization. The Bridge exists to assist men, women and children in crisis, particularly those who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or homeless situations. Their Santa’s Shop is a yearly holiday gift exchange that allows children and parents displaced by domestic violence an opportunity to give each other a gift. Interested parties can bring in an unwrapped gift of any kind for a boy, girl, man or woman and drop it in the Center’s Santa’s Shop Gift Drive box. Cash donations or checks payable to The Bridge are also welcome.



The Santa’s Shop Holiday drive will be open from now until December 17, 2009 at Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center, 510 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX, 77019.



Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center is a unique health and wellness clinic that offers a variety of services to help patients live pain-free, healthy, active, youthful lives. They offer chiropractic care, medical care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, medical weight loss, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, SkinMedica, mesotherapy, lipodissolve, acupuncture, advanced stretch therapy, spinal decompression and more. They have helped hundreds of patients with acute pain, chronic pain, sports injuries, weight loss and antiaging needs.



As a special thank you to the Houston community for its generous donations for this gift drive and the others fundraisers they have done throughout the year, Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center is extending holiday promotional pricing through the end of the year. Any new patient who mentions the Christmas promotion will receive their initial chiropractic consultation, physical examination and x-rays at no charge (a $190 value). Additional special pricing includes $50 off the initial consultation visit for the new bioidentical hormone replacement program, 15% off a Botox or Juvederm treatment (limit one per patient) and 10% off the highly-acclaimed SkinMedica line of skin treatment products (limit one transaction per patient).



Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center is grateful for the opportunity to keep the community healthy through chiropractic care, physical therapy, flexibility therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as well as cosmetic and weight loss services to ensure that our patients look and feel their best.



About Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center

Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center offers an active approach to the treatment and prevention for all types of injuries: sports injuries, motor vehicle injuries, work related injuries, injuries related to normal activities of daily living and aging, repetitive injuries and injuries that have resulted in chronic pain. Their focus is on posture, flexibility, curve restoration, core strength and functional enhancements.



Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center has found that the correct diagnosis and treatment of injuries is vital for the most effective recovery. The Center offers comprehensive examinations that include a complete history visual examination, range of motion exam, strength exam, neurological exam, measurements of specific bilateral body parts and weight bearing x-rays when appropriate. They then customize a treatment program designed to achieve optimum health and wellness, and once there, keep patients there.



The Center is located at 510 Waugh Drive, on the corner of Allen Parkway and Waugh Drive in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www. marshallbackandbody. com.



Contact:

Dr. MaryBeth Asenime

Marshall Back & Body Wellness Center

Tel 713-522-1726

Fax 713-522-7163

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Obesity Has Become Such a Problem that the US Health and Human Services has Declared It a Disease

Obesity Has Become Such a Problem that the US Health and Human Services has Declared It a Disease



Dublin (PRWEB) January 31, 2006



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31684 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31684)) has announced the addition of Obesity Drug Discovery: Success and Challenges for a New Pharmaceutical Market to their offering.



In recent years, obesity has become a major health problem for many postindustrial societies, so much so that in 2004, the United States Health and Human Services declared obesity to be a disease. Obesity poses a major health risk because it greatly increases the risk of comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and cancer. Recognizing the potential for a new blockbuster market, major pharmaceutical companies have increasingly focused on obesity and its causes, in the process identifying many potential targets and pathways that could be exploited to create novel therapies. Studies on the molecular mechanisms involved in obesity are revealing a complex set of pathways, feedback loops, hormones, and metabolites that integrate multiple physiological systems in the brain, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system, and metabolic systems. The challenge for obesity drug discovery is that drugs must compete against powerful physiological and behavioral factors that have been selected by evolution to favor feeding and energy storage.



In this report, we provide a detailed discussion of the mechanics of obesity and its comorbidities, as well as the targets and pathways identified as points of intervention by investigational obesity drugs. We will also examine directions being pursued in obesity research and development and corporate alliances and activities in the field.



Business Implications



The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically in the last ten years, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to describe obesity as an epidemic. Obesity increases predisposition to various diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. In 2004, the United States Health and Human Services declared obesity to be a disease, creating important changes to Medicare and health care reimbursement policy for obesity-related therapies.



Obesity has increasingly become the focus of major pharmaceutical companies as they recognize the potential for a new blockbuster market. Rimonabant, a drug that regulates appetite, is in Phase III clinical trials. Companies are also forming high-value alliances, including target and lead identification deals, with biotech companies for obesity drug discovery.



Research into the causes of obesity has identified many potential targets and pathways that could be exploited to create novel therapies. New investigational obesity drugs and drug targets can be generally categorized into those that regulate appetite, lipid metabolism, and adipocytes or their signals. Obesity research is still in its infancy, and researchers are likely to identify many new potential targets and therapeutic approaches.



Because obesity therapy is a preventive therapy for otherwise outwardly healthy people, patients and regulatory agencies will not tolerate unacceptable medium-to-long-term side effects. Companies must develop therapies with side effects that are not worse than the obesity-related comorbidities the drugs are trying to prevent. Another challenge for long-term obesity therapy is simply to overcome the evolutionary selection of multiple physiological and metabolic responses that favor appetite and fat storage.



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31684 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c31684)



Source: Decision Resources, Inc.



Laura Wood



Senior Manager



Research and Markets



Fax: +353 1 4100 980



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Scandle Body Candle LLC Wins Skin Inc's Best of Best Awards Innovative Body Massage Candle Wins in Spa Tools & Accessories Category

Scandle Body Candle LLC Wins Skin Inc's Best of Best Awards Innovative Body Massage Candle Wins in Spa Tools & Accessories Category



Scandle® LLC, the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of the finest quality body massage candles, was awarded Skin Inc.'s® Best of Best Awards in The Spa Tools & Accessories Category. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Scandle®, LLC has received an honor in The Best of the Best awards.



Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 4, 2008



Scandle® LLC, the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of the finest quality body massage candles, was awarded Skin Inc.'s® Best of Best Awards in The Spa Tools & Accessories Category. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Scandle®, LLC has received an honor in The Best of the Best awards.



Skin Inc.'s® Best of Best Awards honors the spa industry's finest in spa business practices and innovative products. Divided into 2 categories - industry and supplier - The Best of the Best Awards is the most unbiased, most prestigious honor given in the spa industry today. The industry awards include five business driven categories and are judged by a neutral panel of industry experts. For the supplier honors, spa professionals nominate their favorite product in five different categories in order to acknowledge the best of the best. This year over 20,000 votes were received.



"We are thrilled to be named a winner in Skin Inc.'s Best of the Best," said Christine White-Stanton, President of Scandle® Body Massage Candle LLC. "We are especially grateful because our customers were key in providing us with this honor through their nominations. We are thankful to all of our customers. Their support has made Scandle® LLC one of the foremost suppliers of body massage candles in the spa industry."



Skin Inc.'s® 2008 Best of the Best Award winners will be receiving their Best of the Best statuettes at the 2008 Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo Networking Cocktail Party in San Francisco on Saturday, August 16th.



Made from the purest body safe ingredients including palm kernel oil, shea butter, cosmetic grade soy butter, vitamin E, aloe vera & essential oils; Scandle® Body Massage Candles burn to produce a soothing and healthy body oil that can be used to enhance the health of the skin, while simultaneously providing fragrance and ambiance to any setting.



The Scandle®, dubbed as the first candle that is not only healthy for your skin, but healthy for the environment is made of the finest natural ingredients and is free of paraffin, petroleum, mineral oils, 100% Vegan, and drug/cruelty free. For more information about Scandle® Body Massage Candles, to purchase a Scandle®, or for wholesale/private label information, visit http://www. abodycandle. com (http://www. abodycandle. com) or call the Scandle® LLC corporate offices at 866-531-9916 (9am-5pm CST).



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Oxycharged Water Gives Athletes, Health Enthusiasts a Boost: First Portable, Affordable Oxygenation System Produces Oxygenated Water at Home

Oxycharged Water Gives Athletes, Health Enthusiasts a Boost: First Portable, Affordable Oxygenation System Produces Oxygenated Water at Home



From health nuts and athletes to those living with ulcers or cancer, Oxycharged Water delivers health benefits with the launch of the Oxygen Generator, the first portable, affordable home oxygenation system. The Oxygen Generator infuses pure oxygen into drinking water, juice or any other liquid. See www. OxyChargedWater. com to place an order or for more information.



Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 26, 2007



From health nuts and athletes to those living with ulcers or cancer, Oxycharged Water delivers health benefits with the launch of the Oxygen Generator, the first portable, affordable home oxygenation system. The Oxygen Generator infuses pure oxygen into drinking water, juice or any other liquid. See www. OxyChargedWater. com to place an order or for more information.



Inspired by his wife's battle with cancer, founder Art Leidecker created the first Oxygen Generator to help counter the effects of chemotherapy. Drinking Oxycharged Water supplements oxygen taken in through the lungs, which can have numerous positive effects on the body, including increased energy and endurance, improved immune and respiratory function and minimized joint pain and deterioration.



"It's a simple concept -- drinking oxygenated water increases the level of oxygen in the blood, enabling the body to function at a higher level of efficiency," said Leidecker. "The health benefits of drinking oxygenated water have been documented through numerous medical studies in the last decade. The Oxygen Generator makes it easy and affordable for anyone to experience these benefits by producing oxygenated water in their own homes."



The Oxygen Generator automatically extracts pure oxygen from household peroxide and infuses it into drinking water, increasing the oxygen level of typical tap and bottled water by 400 percent and above. Though large and noisy, Leidecker's first system produced water that was much more oxygen rich than bottled water. Through extensive research and development, he soon built a system that was portable, quiet and affordable. The Oxygen Generator is lightweight, easy to use and produces up to two gallons of oxygenated water in less than 10 minutes. Consumers can purchase the basic Oxygen Generator starting at $149.95.



For more information about the Oxygen Generator, visit www. OxyChargedWater. com. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



About Oxycharged Water

Oxycharged Water, based in Carpentersville, Ill., offers the Oxygen Generator, the first portable, affordable home oxygenation system. The generator extracts pure oxygen from household peroxide, and infuses it into drinking water and other liquids, offering benefits, including increased energy, endurance and concentration. For more information, visit www. OxyChargedWater. com.



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Scandle, LLC Announces The Scandle The Candle You Wear

Scandle, LLC Announces The Scandle The Candle You Wear



Scandle, LLC today announced the launch of their novel new product called The Scandle™, "The Candle You Wear." Made from the purest body safe ingredients, The Scandle™ burns to produce a soothing and healthy body oil that can be used to enhance the health of the skin. The Scandle™ is perfect for massage, spa treatments, paraffin treatments of the hands and feet, or as an everyday moisturizer.



Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2005



Scandle, LLC today announced the launch of their novel new product called The Scandle™, "The Candle You Wear." Made from the purest body safe ingredients, such as palm kernel oil, shea butter, cosmetic grade soy butter, and vitamin E, The Scandle™ burns to produce a soothing and healthy body oil that can be used to enhance the health of the skin. The Scandle™ is perfect for massage, spa treatments, paraffin treatments of the hands and feet, or as an everyday moisturizer.



"I wanted to create a candle that looks and smells as beautiful on your skin as when you light it," said Christine White, owner of Scandle, LLC and inventor of the Scandle. "I believe our combination of healthy, high grade, natural ingredients has created a product that will awaken the senses of touch, sight, and smell in a way that no other candle or body oil ever has."



The Scandle™, dubbed as the first candle that is not only healthy for your skin, but healthy for the environment is made of the finest natural ingredients and is free of paraffin, petroleum, stearic acid, and UV inhibitors. Made with a 100% cotton wick, the Scandle™ has a burn time of 30-50 hours and creates enough oil for up to 20 full body massages when burned in 3 hour increments.



The Scandle™ is currently available in a 7oz. tureen candle jar and is available in a variety of fragrances including Lavender, Energizing, Green Tea Aloe, Gardenia, Margarita, and more. Although the oil can be poured directly from the jar or applied with the fingers, The Scandle™ also comes with a Scandle Spoon™ for easy application. The Scandle™ has a recommended retail price of $22.50.



The Joy of Soy - There are several benefits of the soy used in Scandles™ that can never be replicated with paraffin candles or other vegetable based candles. Unlike paraffin, which is a byproduct of oil refining, soy does not emit dangerous, headache inducing toxins and carcinogens such as benzene, acetone, lead & mercury when burned. Furthermore, soy creates little or no soot which can coat ceilings, walls and damage homes and other structures. Finally, soy is a biodegradable and water soluble product that burns cooler than paraffin and, therefore, slower.



For more information about Scandles™, to purchase a Scandle™, or for wholesale information, visit www. abodycandle. com or call the Scandle, LLC corporate offices at 940-239-7538 (9am-5pm CST).



Scandle "The Candle You Wear" is a registered trademark of Scandle, LLC. All rights reserved.



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Quixtar Welcomes 1-800-PetMeds to its Partner Store Network

Quixtar Welcomes 1-800-PetMeds to its Partner Store Network



Quixtar Independent Business Owners can now offer customers access to America's largest pet pharmacy.



ADA, Mich. (PRWEB) April 20, 2007



Quixtar (http://www. quixtar. com/about/) is pleased to announce that 1-800-PetMeds®, America's largest pet pharmacy, has joined their growing family of Partner Stores. Through this relationship, Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) will earn income based on purchases made at 1-800-PetMeds by themselves and others they've registered with Quixtar, the leading online health and beauty retailer.



"We are very excited to join Quixtar's Partner Store Network," says Alex Irvin, Online Programs Director for 1-800-PetMeds. "We are sure that 1-800-PetMeds' customers and Quixtar IBOs alike will appreciate the convenience and savings we offer through all of our health products for pets."



"This partnership will be of great benefit to both Quixtar and 1-800-PetMeds," says Jim Payne, Managing Director of Quixtar. "Quixtar IBOs and their customers are very focused on convenience, which 1-800-PetMeds delivers. This partnership is a great fit and will enable Quixtar IBOs to either better serve their existing customers who are pet lovers or to tap into a new market of pet owners."



1-800-PetMeds is revolutionizing the distribution of pet medications by delivering satisfaction, savings and convenience directly to customers. Founded in 1996, 1-800-PetMeds strives to help customers save time and money, while empowering them to choose the best products for their pets. PetHealth101 (www. pethealth101.com)] is sponsored by 1-800PetMeds as a resource for pet behavior, illnesses and medications.



About Quixtar



Quixtar Inc. (http://www. quixtar-inc. com), a subsidiary of Alticor Inc., is a business opportunity (http://www. thisbiznow. com) company that offers entrepreneurs the ability to have a web-based business of their own. Through Quixtar's Independent Business Ownership Plan, individuals are rewarded for product sales resulting from their business-building efforts.



Since 1999, Independent Business Owners powered by Quixtar have generated more than $6.8 billion in sales, earning in excess of $2.2 billion in bonuses and other incentives. Their efforts have made Quixtar the number one retailer in the online Health & Beauty category based on sales, and 20th among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer's "Top 500 Guide."



Based near Grand Rapids, Mich., Quixtar currently supports independent businesses in the U. S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and various trust territories and independent island nations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea. Quixtar Canada Corp. headquarters are located in London, Ont., Canada.



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Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. Announces On-Location Case Cart Repair & Restoration

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. Announces On-Location Case Cart Repair & Restoration



Spectrum Surgical is pleased to announce additional services which include Case Cart Repair and Restoration.



Stow, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2010



Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. is pleased to provide on-location Case Cart Repair and Restoration (http://www. spectrumsurgical. com/case-cart-repair. php) services. Any make, any type, and any model case cart can be completely refurbished by Spectrum’s certified technicians in their dedicated on-location repair lab. Spectrum’s service capabilities include inspection, lubrication, minor or major adjustments, replacement of shelves, bumpers, latches, doorstops, nuts, bolts, hinges, and caster repair or replacement. The company utilizes only stainless steel replacement parts and can also repair IV poles, mayo stands, autoclave racks and more. Spectrum is a national GPO contracted vendor and offers the lowest cost repair pricing in the industry. Open seven days-per-week, 365 days-per-year, Spectrum provides fast turnaround and emergency service.



Spectrum Surgical:

Spectrum Surgical (http://www. spectrumsurgical. com) has been providing a full line of surgical instruments for Human and Animal Health since 1982. Spectrum is a leading provider of surgical instrument repair, sharpening and restoration. Spectrum Surgical provides surgical equipment to surgery centers and veterinary centers across the United States.



For more information, please contact Spectrum’s Case Cart Repair Manager, Tom Pecka, at 800-444-5644.



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Celiac. com Launches "Journal of Gluten Sensitivity"

Celiac. com Launches "Journal of Gluten Sensitivity"



Celiac. com has launched its newest publication: "Journal of Gluten Sensitivity," edited by Dr. Ron Hoggan. This new publication has a long and respected history under its original title "Scott-Free Newsletter," which includes 28 issues since 2002 that have reached tens of thousands of subscribers.



Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2009



Celiac. com has launched its newest publication: "Journal of Gluten Sensitivity," edited by Dr. Ron Hoggan. This new publication has a long and respected history under its original title "Scott-Free Newsletter," which includes 28 issues since 2002 that have reached tens of thousands of subscribers. Scott-Free Newsletter offered the most in-depth and accurate information on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free diet, and Celiac. com will continue this tradition under its new namesake.



The idea behind the original title was that if you read and understood the information contained in our newsletter, you would be able to deal with a diagnosis of celiac disease and remain "Scott-Free," in other words, it would be no big deal. Since nearly three quarters of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity's authors have PhD's, and many of them have published at least one book on celiac disease or the gluten-free diet, Celiac. com will continue to meet this goal under-- Journal of Gluten Sensitivity-- and the new title more closely matches the publication's content, so it will appeal to an even broader audience.



In addition to the title change, Celiac. com will soon offer the most relevant information from our past issues of Scott-Free Newsletter in book form, with the goal of passing on the best and most accurate information available on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free diet to as many people as possible.



The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity is a research-oriented publication that focuses on the latest celiac disease research, articles on gluten sensitivity, health information specific to those with gluten intolerance, and also includes recipes, cooking tips, and diet information for leading dietitians and experts such as Carol Fenster, Ph. D., Connie Sarros, Cynthia Kupper, RD, CD (Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group), Danna Korn, Shelley Case, B. Sc., RD, and many others.



The cost of our publication has never changed--$29.95 for the paper publication, and $24.95 for the on-line publication. It is like buying a good book that is sent to you in four parts over a one year period. Most of our subscribers are instantly hooked, and many researchers subscribe to it to keep up on the latest research--and possible future research--that is being done, and still needs to be done. Subscribe to Journal of Gluten Sensitivity today and you will understand why we originally called it "Scott-Free."



Contact:



Scott Adams

Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information Since 1995

707-509-4528

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



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YourHouseIntoCash. com Offers New How to Avoid Foreclosure Resources

YourHouseIntoCash. com Offers New How to Avoid Foreclosure Resources



People looking to avoid foreclosure and prevent being foreclosed now have a new resource from YourHouseIntoCash. com, a leading group of real estate investors. YourHouseIntoCash. com has added a “How to Avoid Foreclosure Tips” section to its Web site to help homeowners in the current unsteady economy.



Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 3, 2010



YourHouseIntoCash. com now offers individuals a new resource with information and advice on how to avoid foreclosure with the latest addition of a new “Avoid Foreclosure” section to its website. The section, which provides an array of frequently asked questions on how to avoid foreclosure, gives users the opportunity to learn about the necessary steps they must take to be successful and prevent foreclosure.



“In today’s still shaky economy, thousands of homeowners continue to struggle with mortgage payments and the threats of foreclosure,” said Gordon Sands of YourHouseIntoCash. com, a leading group of real estate investors. “With this latest resource, we’re looking to help homeowners prevent foreclosure and also learn how to save money with a refinanced mortgage loan to help avoid losing their home through being foreclosed by refinancing to a lower interest rate and monthly payments.”



Foreclosure is the legal process in which the mortgagee/lender (for example the bank that lends money) obtains a court-ordered termination of the mortgagor's/borrower's (the person/company who borrows the money) right to redemption of equity in the property.



Most foreclosures happen during recessions, but many also happen during the best of economic times. If you are facing these problems please realize it is not your fault and that foreclosures can happen to anyone, even the richest of the rich.



There are many reasons people fall into pre-foreclosure and eventually face foreclosure, but the most common reasons are medical/ health related. If you cannot pay your mortgage payment on time each month or are facing foreclosure you NEED to take action today!



The website also explains your options once you are in foreclosure and what steps to take, as well as a page on the reasons why filing for bankruptcy to prevent being foreclosed may not be the best option.



“There are a lot of people out there who are facing the real possibility of losing their homes and their dreams to foreclose, but have no idea where to begin or what to do,” Sands said. “This page offers the perfect opportunity for them to learn more and get started as soon as possible, before time has slipped away.”



YourHouseIntoCash. com is made up of real estate investors who buy houses across the United States, presenting fair offers within 24 hours. The site is run by Win Win Win Properties, Inc.



To learn more about how to avoid foreclosure, visit the company’s latest resource section at http://www. yourhouseintocash. com/stop-foreclosure/index. html (http://www. yourhouseintocash. com/stop-foreclosure/index. html).



Please direct inquiries to:

Gordon Sands

Contact(at)yourhouseintocash(dot)com



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Hyundai Records Biggest Year In History

Hyundai Records Biggest Year In History



Hyundai New Zealand and Worldwide continue to become a global force in the automotive market. Bucking trends, setting new records and increasing brand value are just a few of the 11 months of highlights from January through to November in 2010.



(Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011



For both, 2010 has been their biggest year in history. As well as supplying a record number of vehicles to happy owners, they have notched up an impressive list of accomplishments.



In the 11 months to end November, Hyundai sold a record 5,277 vehicles in New Zealand. Hyundai was the fifth largest supplier of private vehicles, just behind Holden and ahead of Ford.



At a healthy 16 percent, Hyundai grew by more than the national market average while in the passenger-vehicle market its growth was 17 percent, again above the national average.



Hyundai remains the number-one-selling diesel brand and Santa Feis the top-selling passenger diesel vehicle.



The ix35 arrived in 2010 and the fabulous new compact SUV, with the Korean girl emotionally chasing it in a popular TV commercial, came with the top safety rating of five stars from Euro NCAP and ANCAP.



Meanwhile Hyundai rocked the sedan market with the striking new i45, which promptly picked up a coveted Australian International Design Award.



The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Bill English officially opened a new dealership at North Harbour Hyundai in September, displaying world-class facilities under the Elite Dealer programme.



And everyday Hyundai owners joined pro drivers in Hyundai’s innovative entry in the AA ENERGYWISE Rally.



“It’s been our biggest year on record … and we expect 2011 will be even bigger again,” commented the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai New Zealand, Tom Ruddenklau.



“But we are a proudly New Zealand company, 100 percent locally owned and operated throughout our dealer network, and we don’t count our success merely in sales – we are involved with Kiwis accomplishing great things all over the country.”



“In 2010 we have been active across a very wide range of community activities from sport to welfare support and more.”

“We’ll be doing that again next year, and beyond.”



In sport, Hyundai rode to the Football World Cup with the All Whites, bringing the FIFA Goodwill ball tour and the FIFA Fanfest to New Zealand. Meanwhile the brand is an active sponsor of the Hyundai A League and New Zealand’s own Phoenix club.



Then the World Rowing Champs came to Karapiro and Hyundai was a National Supporting Partner.



Hyundai athletes, lightweight rowers Storm Uru and Peter Taylor starred on the water – as did world-leading Olympic Laser sailor Andrew Murdoch. So did the competitors in the Hyundai Pro Longboard tour.



Hyundai’s unique Pinnacle mentoring programme graduated Adam Hall, who promptly won a stunning gold medal at the Paralympics in Canada. Talented Warriors rugby league player Elijah Taylor became the ninth athlete in Pinnacle.



In the rural community, Hyundai was a staunch supporter of Fieldays and the Young Farmer Contest.



Hyundai’s Beads of Courage campaign for the Child Cancer Foundation reached $2 million in funds raised and this year Mary Miller of Christchurch won a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV by buying a bead.



Globally, Hyundai sold a record 3.3 million vehicles in the 11 months to November.



They were manufactured in South Korea and five Hyundai overseas plants: China, India, Turkey, USA, Czech Republic, with a sixth to open in Russia in 2011.



Hyundai, founded in 1967, is now the world’s fifth-largest automaker and includes more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. It employs more than 75,000 people worldwide.



There was confirmation this year that it’s also the fastest-growing vehicle company in the world, with a dramatic rise in the value of its brand, up 9.3 percent to US$5 billion in an independent global study. No other vehicle brand could match that growth.

And Hyundai says it is just getting started.



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Weight Awareness. com Goes Live

Weight Awareness. com Goes Live



Washington, DC, September 22, 2004 – Drawing attention to a national crisis nearing epidemic proportions, the health information web portal, Weight Awareness. com has launched. The web site is dedicated to providing the most current and up-to-date information relating to the major issues of weight.



(PRWEB) September 23, 2004



Washington, DC, (PRWEB) September 22, 2004 – Drawing attention to a national crisis nearing epidemic proportions, the health information web portal, Weight Awareness. com has launched. The web site is dedicated to providing the most current and up-to-date information relating to the major issues of weight.



Dr. Allen Spiegel, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), “commends” Weight Awareness. com “for its commitment to providing the public with information about overweight” issues. He also states that ‘increasing the public’s awareness about obesity requires work and dedication’ and Dr. Spiegel acknowledges Weight Awareness. com “for the efforts to improve the Nation’s health.”



The overweight epidemic demands attention, and more calls to action need to be made. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), nearly 65% of the American population is overweight or obese. That percentage equates to roughly 130 million people.



The US Surgeon General estimates that over 300,000 Americans die secondary to weight related illnesses and inactivity. Obesity and weight related complications are approaching smoking as the number one killer in the US.



It was reported this year that the medical expenses for managing this epidemic cost the US taxpayers $117 billion in the year 2000. Obesity and weight related problems require more attention, and Weight Awareness. com is an excellent source of information.



Weight Awareness. com effectively presents quality information using an expanded abstract format to explain the problems associated with being overweight, weight management options, and the surgical possibilities for weight loss as well as rejuvenation techniques after weight loss.



WeightAwareness. com provides credible subject content on the overweight epidemic, childhood obesity, exercise and fitness, nutrition, diet, gastric bypass surgery and plastic surgery after weight loss. It is a comprehensive site that also has a community for visitors to log into and partake in chat discussions. Weight Awareness additionally hosts live events with guest experts helping the viewers learn more about many different issues and how they relate to weight.



Aside from the topics of information and the community; Weight Awareness has geographically organized directories. The directories contain lists of professionals, and organizations that offer assistance in dealing with many areas of weight related issues. Some examples of the professionals are weight management centers, weight counselors, physicians specializing in weight related issues, gastric bypass surgeons and plastic surgeons. The web site also has current news stories from multiple electronic sources to keep the site up to date. Additional news stories are written for Weight Awareness bimonthly from information that is found in most current periodicals, newspapers and magazines.



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TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice Forum to Present Free Webinar Series on Diabetes Population Management

TransforMED’s Delta-Exchange Teams with Group Practice Forum to Present Free Webinar Series on Diabetes Population Management



Patient-centric approach improves patient communication, office workflow and patient self-management



Leawood, KS (PRWEB) May 27, 2010



TransforMED, a national leader in patient-centered medical home transformation, and Group Practice Forum (GPF), an independent network of physician group experts and education professionals, today announced a partnership to deliver patient-centric clinical education to primary care medical practices. Beginning in June, TransforMED and GPF will launch a three-part webinar series titled “The Patient Journey: Aiming for Excellence in Diabetes Care.” The 60-to 90-minute, live and interactive webinars will be hosted on TransforMED’s professional online learning community for primary care, Delta-Exchange (http://www. delta-exchange. net). The series is free of charge to members and non-members of Delta-Exchange, however, advance registration is required.



The webinar series will be led by Len Fromer, M. D., FAAFP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Fromer also serves as Executive Medical Director of GPF. The three-part series on diabetes is designed to provide primary care physicians with simple solutions that can be incorporated into their practices immediately to improve patient care. Future webinars developed through this partnership will explore additional areas of chronic disease management for primary care group practices.



“In today’s changing health care environment, it is imperative that primary care doctors be armed with strategies and information to optimize patient outcomes,” said Dr. Fromer. “Group Practice Forum’s partnership with the experts at TransforMED will provide many opportunities to share patient-centric clinical education with clinicians who are practicing in the medical home model.”



Dates and times for the “The Patient Journey: Aiming for Excellence in Diabetes Care” webinars are as follows:



The Patient Journey

12-1:30 p. m. CDT, Wednesday, June 16

Participants will learn practical ways to improve patient care by creating motivated, engaged and informed patients. Attendees will explore concepts that can improve the quality of the patient-physician relationship and help foster a practice culture that supports improvement in diabetes care.



The Patient Experience

12-1 p. m. CDT, Wednesday, July 21

Participants will learn tips and techniques for motivating and empowering patients with diabetes to take better control of their health.



Transitions in Care

12-1 p. m. CDT, Wednesday, Sept. 8

Primary care physicians and their patients face many challenges when navigating diabetes care from the emergency department to the office setting. Participants will learn strategies to improve patients’ transitions across settings.



The webinars are free of charge and open to all who wish to attend. To register, click here (http://www. delta-exchange. net/blogs/clinicaleducationwebinars/thepatientjourneyaimingforexcellenceindiabetescare).



“This webinar series is the first of many GPF educational opportunities that will be offered exclusively on Delta-Exchange,” said Terry McGeeney, M. D., MBA, President and CEO of TransforMED. “We hope to attract many members to the site through this free offering, but it is just one of the many benefits of becoming a Delta-Exchange member.”



In addition to offering webinars on a wide variety of clinical and practice management topics, Delta-Exchange serves as a robust repository of tools and resources to support doctors and their staff as they implement the PCMH model of care. For just $30 per month, members gain access to case studies, practical how-to articles on practice transformation topics such as implementing team-based care, reducing patient cycle times, change management and maximizing office space. Members can also download workflow and procedure forms that can be customized to individual practices. To learn more about Delta-Exchange, visit http://www. delta-exchange. net (http://www. delta-exchange. net).



About TransforMED

The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit http://www. transformed. com (http://www. transformed. com).



About Group Practice Forum

Group Practice Forum (GPF) is an independent network whose mission is to improve the patient experience and patient outcomes, while maximizing efficiency in the group practice environment. By implementing team-based collaborative care initiatives with a number of partners and stakeholders across all facets of the healthcare industry, GPF strives to enhance clinical practice and improve outcomes through patient-centered care. To learn more about Group Practice Forum, visit http://www. grouppracticeforum. com (http://www. grouppracticeforum. com)



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ReStockIt. com Greatly Cutting Prices on Hand Sanitizers, Masks to Help Combat Swine Flu Epidemic

ReStockIt. com Greatly Cutting Prices on Hand Sanitizers, Masks to Help Combat Swine Flu Epidemic



ReStockIt. com is where customers can buy Purell hand sanitizer that really works at up to 50% off retail price.



Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2009



In a great effort to help stop the spread of the swine flu epidemic, ReStockIt. com, where consumers go to buy Purell hand sanitizer at wholesale prices, today announced that it is further discounting all of its Purell hand sanitizer products.



On April 26, the U. S. government declared the swine flu outbreak a public health emergency.



"The spread of swine flu is of global concern and we want to do our part to help contain it," said Jennifer DiMotta, VP of marketing. "ReStockIt. com is where consumers can go to buy masks and Purell hand sanitizer at deeply discounted prices. These products really work to help curb the spread of germs and disease," she added.



To help slow the spread of the swine flu epidemic, the CDC recommends that people stay home if they're sick, avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze - alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, cover their mouths or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and keep up with health information in their own community. The use of Purell and other hand sanitizers also really work (http://www. ReStockIt. com/hand-sanitizer-swine-flu-pr. html) to stop the spread of germs.



ReStockIt. com is where consumers can buy Purell hand sanitizers (http://www. ReStockIt. com/hand-sanitizer-swine-flu-pr. html) at prices between 30%-50% off list price. The company also offers great cleaning products up to 60% off list price and masks and other medical supplies up to 30% off list price to help stop the spread of the swine flu epidemic. The company is also offering free shipping on many of its cleaning products.



The swine flu symptoms are similar to regular flu symptoms. They include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills, headache, and fatigue. Some patients have also reported nausea and diarrhea. There is no easy way to distinguish swine flu from other types of flu or other germs and a lab test is needed to determine if the illness is the swine flu.



Please visit the CDC website for additional information and updates: http://www. cdc. gov/flu/swine/investigation. htm (http://www. cdc. gov/flu/swine/investigation. htm)]



About ReStockIt. com

ReStockIt. com, founded in 2004 by entrepreneurs David Redlich and Matt Kuttler, has fast become one of the leading online retailers of cheap office supplies and equipment, wholesale cleaning supplies, and electronics for the small business and consumer markets. Through its website, ReStockIt. com is where to buy Purell hand sanitizer that really work at wholesale price, and find discounts on more than 200,000 products and surplus items, from over 1,500 leading manufacturers such as Energizer, Hewlett Packard, and Purell/Gojo. ReStockIt. com has been honored with many prestigious awards including South Florida Business Journal Business of the Year, Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of the 500 fastest growing companies by industry leading Internet Retailer Magazine.



Visit us online at ReStockIt. com, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @ReStockIt.



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THE AUSTIN SYMPHONY PRESENTS A SEASON OPENER BURSTING WITH PASSION AND NATIONALISM

THE AUSTIN SYMPHONY PRESENTS A SEASON OPENER BURSTING WITH PASSION AND NATIONALISM.



WHO: The Austin Symphony Orchestra WHEN: September 5 & 6, 2003 – 8:00 p. m. WHERE: Bass Concert Hall TICKETS: $19 - $35 CONTACT: Public Relations Department 476-6064



(PRWEB) August 23, 2003



In a time when the nationalistic power of classical music is sorely needed yet overlooked and scarcely supported, the Austin Symphony Orchestra opens it’s new season, “93 Seasons Under One Flag” with one of classical music’s most revered talents: pianist Emanuel Ax. Ax is renowned not only for his poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity, but also for the exceptional breadth of his performing activity.



Maestro Peter Bay will be bringing his vision and passion back to the podium for his 6th season with the Symphony. Audiences should expect to find the orchestra in top shape and Bay has prepared quite a program to start them out. For the curious and venturesome, there are pre-concert talks at Bass Concert Hall starting at 7:10 and a wealth of information on the Symphony website as well.



Concert Program:



SMETANA  The Moldau from “My Fatherland”



FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain



SIBELIUS Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op. 43



Emanuel Ax will be performing Manuel de Falla’s “Nights in the Gardens of Spain.” Falla was the first major composer to establish a nationalistic “voice” for Spain. The work is heralded as one of pure emotion. “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” is a marvelous refinement of Spanish temperament with impressionistic, jewel-like craftsmanship from a composer with a subtle ear for color and absolute precision of technique.



Also on the program are Bedøich Smetana’s (a Czechoslovakian national hero) most famous and most frequently performed work “The Moldau from ‘My Fatherland’” and the astounding “Symphony No.2 in D Major” by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius who enjoyed phenomenal popularity in his time. While insisting that there is nothing political in the programming, Maestro Bay submits, “All three composers reflect a love for their homelands.”



Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. Mr. Ax captured public attention in 1974 when, at age 25, he won the First Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv; the first in a series of prestigious awards. He has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. Devoted to chamber music literature, Mr. Ax regularly works with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin and Jaime Laredo, and he was a frequent collaborator with the late Isaac Stern.



Complete Program Notes: http://www. austinsymphony. org/season/september/eap. asp (http://www. austinsymphony. org/season/september/eap. asp)

Download a printable photo at: http://www. austinsymphony. org/newspress (http://www. austinsymphony. org/newspress)



Charge tickets and buy gift certificates online at http://www. austinsymphony. org (http://www. austinsymphony. org) where you will find interactive seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. Purchase tickets at the Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 476-6064 or 1-888-4-MAESTRO (toll-free).



Concert Sponsor: Wells Fargo



Season Sponsor: St. DavidÂ’s Healthcare Sponsorship



Media Sponsors: Austin American-Statesman, Time Warner/News 8 Austin, KMFA Classical 89.5



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Printables Center Launches with Thousands of Free Educational Activities from FamilyEducation. com

Printables Center Launches with Thousands of Free Educational Activities from FamilyEducation. com



Parents can subscribe to new printable activities e-mail newsletter.



Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2007



When looking for fun, engaging and educational activities for their children, parents can turn to the thousands of free printable activities available from FamilyEducation's new Printables Center (http://printables. familyeducation. com/). And they can stay up to date with what's new in the center by subscribing to the parenting Web site's newsletter, Printable Worksheets and Activities for Families (http://newsletters. familyeducation. com/email/newsletter/printable-worksheets-activities. html). The e-mail newsletter features new age-specific printable activities organized by category.



"All parents want to help their children learn and grow, and now with the theme-based activities available from our new Printables Center, they have access to arts and crafts projects, coloring pages, skill-builders, puzzles and seasonal activities that are both fun and educational," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation. "Parents who subscribe to our newsletter or visit FamilyEducation regularly will find new and interesting activities for their preschool and school-aged children."



Printable themes include Art & Music, Coloring Pages, Forms & Charts, Holidays, Puzzles & Games, and Skill Builders, and they are easily searchable by age group and theme. The games, worksheets and other activities for K-8 children cover subjects across the curriculum, including math, language arts and social studies.



Using the printable Skill Builders, parents and kids can play games that help build math skills or strengthen their knowledge of geography. Puzzles & Games includes printable word search and crossword puzzles (http://printables. familyeducation. com/) based on the popular Harry Potter books, as well as printable connect-the-dots puzzles, travel games and indoor games for those upcoming cold winter days.



Younger children will enjoy the printable coloring sheets (http://printables. familyeducation. com/?theme=coloring-pages), which feature historical figures, and animals and characters from their favorite children's books. Printable crafts include holiday projects, as well as costume patterns to get a head start on Halloween.



The Printables Center also features great tools for helping parents manage their busy lives and households. Parents can use the printable Forms & Charts to design notes to hide in their kids' lunchboxes, to help kids manage homework, or to cope with behavioral problems. A printable weekly shopping list helps parents remember to stock up on delicious and nutritious food for their family and, with the printable Babysitter Bulletin, parents can be sure they leave the sitter emergency information and other important details.



About FamilyEducation:

FamilyEducation is the leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, printables, skill-building exercises and activities for children. FamilyEducation. com is dedicated to educating parents and parents-to-be so they can raise healthy, educated and well-rounded children.



FamilyEducation is part of Pearson, the world's largest integrated education company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.



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123Movers. com™ Forms Strategic Alliance with Internet Brands, Inc

123Movers. com™ Forms Strategic Alliance with Internet Brands, Inc.



Receiving free moving quotes has become easier with newest partnership



Fort Lee, New Jersey (Vocus) January 20, 2010



123Movers. com™, a division of Dominion Enterprises that provides free moving quotes, has officially partnered with Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, to help connect individuals with moving companies across the country.



Connecting with Internet Brands is now enabling 123Movers. com™ to reach more users interested in moving or learning about the moving process. Getting customers in touch with licensed and insured moving companies takes the stress out of searching for a mover. Users can currently find the free moving quote offer on ApartmentRatings. com and RealEstateABC. com.



ApartmentRatings. com is the largest online rating community for rental housing. Reviews of apartment buildings written by current and past tenants give visitors the good, bad, and ugly on complexes across the country. On ApartmentRatings. com, users can receive free moving quotes by clicking on the tab that says “Moving Center” at the top center of the homepage. After filling out the quick and easy form, 123Movers. com™ connects users from ApartmentRatings. com to moving companies who will compete for the users' business.



RealEstateABC. com is an invaluable resource for users looking for honest and straightforward information on buying and selling a home, including ABC Values, a powerful, free home appraisal tool. When on RealEstateABC. com, getting connected to movers while searching is simple. The free moving quote offer can be found under the “Moving" heading at the top of the page that will take users directly to the 123Movers. com™ form.



123Movers. com™ also plans to soon launch an auto transport quote form on Internet Brands’ automotive websites. This upcoming partnership will help users looking for automobiles find licensed and insured auto transport companies.



Along with providing free moving quotes from licensed moving companies to its users, 123Movers. com™ is also the source for informative moving tips articles, accurate finance calculators, and real estate agent listings. 123Movers. com™ is proud to work only with licensed and insured moving companies that all must pass a screening process before being listed.



About Internet Brands

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, health, home, money and business, shopping, and travel and leisure categories. With a flexible and scalable platform, Internet Brands operates a rapidly growing network of more than 100 primary websites, with about 50 million unique visitors and 700 million page views per month.



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The Truax Group Makes Patient Safety Training Modules Web-based

The Truax Group Makes Patient Safety Training Modules Web-based



Patient safety training modules to be offered via the internet.



Lewiston, NY (PRWEB) January 7, 2008



The Truax Group, a healthcare consulting company that focuses on patient safety, has announced it will offer some of its interactive patient safety training modules via the internet. Best known for its free Patient Safety Tip of the Week newsletter, the Lewiston, NY-based company offers a variety of consulting services in the patient safety and healthcare quality improvement arena.



According to Bradley T. Truax, M. D., principal consultant for the company, "we've found that many of our interactive training modules can be delivered via the web, providing both convenience and cost savings to our customers."



"For example, all the tools we use in our Root Cause Analysis training sessions are easily adapted to web-based seminars and we can maintain the same degree of interactivity that we do during our face-to-face sessions," he noted.



Interested healthcare organizations can find out more by going to www. patientsafetysolutions. com or by calling toll-free at 1-866-9PSAFETY. On the website they can also see this week's Patient Safety Tip of the Week or browse through the Tip of the Week Archives, What's New in the Patient Safety World Archives, and access a variety of patient safety tools and resources and links. They can also easily sign up to get the free Patient Safety Tip of the Week via e-mail.



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Research and Markets: Food Additives Market Is Expected to Continue Growing at a Rate of Around 2-3% Per Annum Over the Next 3 Years

Research and Markets: Food Additives Market Is Expected to Continue Growing at a Rate of Around 2-3% Per Annum Over the Next 3 Years



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c19698) has announced the addition of Food Additives Market - Global Trends and Developments (3rd Edition) to their offering.



Dublin (PRWEB) June 27, 2005



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c19698 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c19698)) has announced the addition of Food Additives Market - Global Trends and Developments (3rd Edition) to their offering.



The global market for the traditional food additives sectors is estimated to be worth USD22bn a year. "The Food Additives Market – Global Trends and Developments" identifies the major market forces influencing the international additives market, and presents a detailed analysis of trends in the market for 13 different categories of additive. In addition to information on applications, market sizes and trends, and the leading companies in the industry, the report also looks at finished food trends impacting on additives and assesses future prospects for the market.



In the modern world, food manufacturers are under constant pressure to innovate in order to keep up with consumer interests and demands. Not only do consumers want convenient foodstuffs with a long shelf-life, but they are also seeking more sophisticated foods, often with exotic or ethnic flavours, plus foods that contain natural and organic ingredients, foods that can assist in weight control and foods that can benefit their health in other ways.



These trends are impacting at all levels of the food market and the additives sector is no exception, with the manufacturing sector passing on some of the responsibility to satisfy these demands to their suppliers. As a result, certain sectors of the additives market are seeing growth in natural products at the expense of synthetics, there is rising demand for fat replacers and sweeteners in the weight control market, functional food ingredients are booming, and, in other areas, tailored solutions aimed at specific applications are appearing to make product formulation more straightforward for the processors.



This new study identifies the major market forces driving development of the additives market around the world, and presents a detailed analysis of trends in the market for 13 different categories of additives.



In addition to information on applications, market sizes and trends, and the leading companies in the industry, the report also looks at finished food trends impacting on the additives sectors and assesses future prospects for the market.



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c19698 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c19698)



Laura Wood



Senior Manager



Research and Markets



Press@researchandmarkets. com



Fax: +353 1 4100 980



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Telecommuting Boosts Worker Productivity, CompTIA Survey Finds

Telecommuting Boosts Worker Productivity, CompTIA Survey Finds



Cost savings, staff hiring and retention and improved employee health also cited as benefits.



Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Vocus) October 7, 2008



Companies that give their workers the option of telecommuting are benefiting from greater productivity, lower costs, more options for finding and retaining qualified staff, and improved employee health, according to a new survey released today by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).



More than two-thirds (67 percent) of survey respondents said their organization has experienced greater worker productivity as a result of allowing employees to telecommute either full-time or part-time. Improved productivity is principally due to workers spending less time getting to and from work.



“With ‘anywhere’ connectivity, faster broadband options and high-quality video and online conferencing choices, the opportunity for virtual offices is greater today and more affordable for businesses of all sizes and types,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA.



Companies who utilize telecommuting are also benefiting from cost savings through reduced use of office-related materials and resources and lower vehicle-related expenses. Nearly six out of ten respondents (59 percent) to the CompTIA telecommuting trends survey identified cost savings as a significant benefit.



Telecommuting is also helping organizations find and keep qualified staff, and keep their employees healthier.



According to the CompTIA survey, 39 percent of respondents said their companies have access to more qualified staff, especially those who may not otherwise be geographically accessible, because they offer telecommuting as an option. Another 37 percent of respondents said telecommuting helps their organization improve employee retention. One-quarter of survey respondents (25 percent) said telecommuting improves employee health, mainly though reduced stress levels associated with commuting to and from work.



Other benefits of telecommuting, as revealed in the survey, include promotion of safety through reduced highway use (18 percent); and environmental benefits (17 percent).



The survey was intended to better understand the benefits and challenges of telecommuting; and to determine how organizations are addressing these challenges. Businesses represented in the survey include information technology service companies, government, manufacturers, technology solution providers, not-for-profit training organizations and schools, telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment, and real estate. The Web-based survey was conducted between Aug. 27 and Sept. 23. It closed with 212 responses and has a margin of error of ± 5.6 percent. For more information on the telecommuting trends survey and other CompTIA research, visit www. comptia. org/research (http://www. comptia. org/research).



About CompTIA:

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, please visit www. comptia. org.



Contact:

Steven Ostrowski

Director, Media Relations

CompTIA

630-678-8468

Sostrowski @ comptia. org



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Fastrack Announces Enhancements to the Enterprise System for HME/Respiratory Providers

Fastrack Announces Enhancements to the Enterprise System for HME/Respiratory Providers



Fastrack is the leading provider of software & technology to Home Medical Equipment, Durable Medical Equipment & Home Healthcare Agencies.



Plainview, NY (Vocus) December 9, 2009



Fastrack announces enhancements to the Enterprise System... HME (http://www. onlyfastrack. com/hme. htm) fully automates the financial, clinical and operational aspects of a Home Medical Equipment and Respiratory Provider.



Fastrack’s modular design allows you to add functionality to meet your specific needs. Simply add Bar Coding, Document Management & Fax (http://www. onlyfastrack. com/document_imaging. htm), Delivery Routing (http://www. onlyfastrack. com/dispatching. htm) or even a Point of Care (http://www. onlyfastrack. com/point_of_care. htm) Module that allows your Therapists to capture data right in the patient’s home eliminating the error prone and time wasting dual entry of data back in the office.



Key Features/Benefits:

Order entry with automated scheduling of recurring orders Kits & templates Billing for equipment, supplies, oxygen & enteral Direct billing Capitated & non-capitated contract billing Facility and wholesale billing Rentals - daily & split-billing Electronic submission to Medicare, Medicaid & over 1800 commercial insurance carriers including On-Line Eligibility. Workers Comp Claims Module CMN/RX & prior approval tracking Automatic rental conversion to purchase Cash receipts - ERA 835 auto cash posting for most payers A/R Collection Module Purchase orders with automatic generation of requisitions Bar coding for delivery confirmation, receiving, physical inventory and inventory control - Wireless Warehouse Automation Retail “POS” module with electronic credit card processing Equipment maintenance tracking Order and billing hold edits help ensure only valid orders are shipped and only clean claims are submitted. Scheduling function eliminates the time consuming process of constantly reentering “recurring” orders. Schedule one or multiple line items, establish frequency of shipments and even skip a cycle. Delivery dates are indicated in an on screen calendar. The system determines the required inventory to cover future deliveries. Inventory Control tracks serial, lot, and asset numbers and maintains a complete on-going history of every item. Provides rapid look-up for recalled products, establishes minimum inventory levels, and allows for drop shipments. Manufacturer/Vendor Part # link allows system to receive product by vendor part # and automatically link to user defined system part # for inventory purposes. Allows multiple vendors P/N numbers to be linked to one internal system number. Easily transfer patient’s A/R from carrier to another when notified of change in insurance. Multiple addresses per payer with consolidated A/R. Automatic Calculation of capped rentals—system calculates expiration dates, generates capped rental letter and patient decisions helping to ensure product is converted to purchase or picked up when rental period ends. Quick access to specific notes on products entered in the order. Can be used to assist customer service with product description, required parts, Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance requirements and company policies and procedures. Patient statements allow for the printing of different dunning messages based on the aging date of the invoice. Create patient labels for charts as well as mailings by product group, birth date, and more. Download Medicare ERA and print one page per patient for ease of submitting secondary claims. Pre-loaded HCPC and ICD9 codes & Medicare allowables Automated linking of HCPC & ICD9 with warning system for accurate billing Hundreds of Management reports with the ability to design your own reports with the Crystal Report Writer. User Defined Fields - Provides ability to capture virtually any information in either a drop down window format or in entry fields pre-defined by type; alpha, numeric, date field, or yes/no. This results in consistent data entry throughout the organization. Information accessible with the Crystal - Report Writer. Ideal for tracking wound care progress, lab results, O2 flow rates, hazards in the home, etc. Patient equipment, A/R history, multiple ship to addresses, patient notes, order notes, price look-ups, credit card information, user defined fields and more. Generates RX labels for Respiratory meds and transmits appropriate NDC numbers for accurate reimbursement. Assign Primary, Secondary, Tertiary or Private pay by line item. Add products to the order from a pop-up equipment/supplies history list. Select warehouse per line item, indicating which location you wish to ship the product from. Calculate discounts, COD amount, Sales Tax, and more automatically. Assign each order to the appropriate route/driver/vehicle and generate a driver manifest. Easily access product notes and comments in Order Entry screen. Upon entering a product in Order Entry, a pop-up screen alerts user to products that may be required with this item. Process credit/debit cards from within key areas of the system & auto post payment. Integrates with Microsoft Outlook® for call back reminders & follow-up. Supports an unlimited number of companies, branches, warehouses and Provider IDs.



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Mystery Managers Blog Offers Fresh View on the Business World

Mystery Managers Blog Offers Fresh View on the Business World



A new blog, run by two anonymous managers on different sides of the country offers candid views and opinions on all aspects of business



(PRWEB) May 26, 2005



Preferring to remain anonymous, the Mystery Managers (http://www. mysterymanagers. com (http://www. mysterymanagers. com)) have been blogging for almost a month, offering candid views on corporate America, and the business world in general.



"We simply decided one day to stop venting over email," says Mystery Manager #1, "and to take our view public. We know there are lots of frustrated managers out there, and we can offer advice, or at least a forum to express their views without fear of repercussions."



When asked about his views, Mystery Manager #2 is quick to go for the throat: "So many of the business advice forums out there don't really deal with real time issues, and they are nowhere near as candid as we are...by being anonymous, we can post with reckless abandon, for now."



With a healthy mixture of marketing, management, HR, and leadership advice, this blog promises to become a force in the business world, hopefully meeting the ultimate goal of both of the Mystery Managers, to change Corporate America for the better.



For more information, or to jump straight into the fray, surf over the newest business advice blog on the net: http://www. mysterymanagers. com (http://www. mysterymanagers. com).



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MorganFranklin Corporation Receives 2010 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval

MorganFranklin Corporation Receives 2010 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval



Alliance for Workplace Excellence Recognizes MorganFranklin for Third Consecutive Year



McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 7, 2010



MorganFranklin Corporation, a business and technology solutions provider to government and business leaders on high-stakes financial, operations, and IT issues, announced today that it has been awarded the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) for the third consecutive year. The seal, first awarded to MorganFranklin in 2008, recognizes visionary employers that are paving the way to a workplace where men and women are able to experience professional fulfillment and success and personal wellness not only at work, but also at home and within the community.



The Alliance for Workplace Excellence, funded by Montgomery County, Md., and corporate sponsors, is a nonprofit organization that provides a portfolio of services that allow employees to build excellent places to work. Recognizing existing excellent places to work throughout the greater Washington, D. C., area is one component of the AWE's mission. In order to be considered for the awards, businesses were required to complete a comprehensive and rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of professors, Ph. D. professionals, and Ph. D. students of business, industrial, and organizational psychology and human resources. The final judgment was based on an overall assessment of the following categories:

 Supportive corporate culture and management practices  Family - and employee-friendly policies and practices  Strong employee health and wellness initiatives  Comprehensive growth and learning opportunities  Demonstration to corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism



"We take a tremendous amount of pride in building a strong culture that promotes collaboration and creativity, as well as fostering flexibility that enhances the overall wellness of the team," said Robert Morgan, MorganFranklin CEO. "Our commitment to providing professional fulfillment and personal success allows us to achieve sustained growth and an employee retention rate that is well above the industry standard."



About the Company

Business and government leaders look to MorganFranklin when faced with high-stakes financial, operations, and IT challenges. Our teams combine expertise in accounting and finance, operations and management, advanced technology, and systems with track records of performance in complex environments. The company serves a global client base from offices in Washington, D. C., Chicago, Phoenix, and London. Learn more at http://www. morganfranklin. com (http://www. morganfranklin. com).



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Coastal Vacations Live Seminar Will Offer 10% of its Profits to Red Cross Tsunami Relief in South East Asia

Coastal Vacations Live Seminar Will Offer 10% of its Profits to Red Cross Tsunami Relief in South East Asia.



As part of the ongoing effort to make a difference in the Tsunami relief efforts, Karl Jacobsen's team of Coastal Vacations Directors will meet February 5th in South Padre Island to announce its donation to the Red Cross. - Karl Jacobsen, a Level II Director with Coastal vacations for over 3 years, explained, "We feel for the folks who suffered in the latest disaster in the Indian Ocean. Because many of us feel so fortunate to have not only our health but also an abundant flow of wealth coming in, we thought it would make sense to band together and give back to our fellow world citizens in South East Asia by making a conbtribution to the red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund."



(PRWEB) January 9, 2005



Karl Jacobsen and his group will be meeting February 5th in South Padre Island to host a special Coastal Vacations Live Seminar and 10% of their proceeds will be donated to the Tsunami Relief Fund organized by the International Red Cross.



During the Live Coastal Vacations event, individual coaching and group mentoring will be offered to assist Coastal members and Coastal Directors advance their businesses, by learning all the latest strategies and techniques for success in today's modern internet environment. The Live Coastal vacations Seminar will take place February 5th in South Padre Island, Texas to educate individuals about different ways they can tap into the enormous travel industry for savings on cruises, ski resorts, condo rentals and even airfares. Those interested in referring others will learn how the Coastal vacations compensation plan will help them earn $1000 to $3000 for each new person they refer. Here's what Jim Reilly of Fort lauderdale, Florida had to say about the event he attended, "I can't begin to thank you enough for the wonderful education you gave me, plus the lunch, the Christmas gift, the CD's - I learned a lot about life just being near both of you for the day. This world is a better place because of people like you - I can't say enough nice things about you both. I am proud to know both of you."



Coastal Vacations has been a leading home business for the last 9 years, but only recently did it see a substantial increase in new members due to the 4.9 trillon dollar travel industry boom. Baby boomers are seeking ways of enjoying their golden years as more and more of them are retiring and looking for ways of travelling the world while continuing to generate a substantial income from wherever in the world they may be.



These Baby Boomers have caused a veritable business explosion in the Travel Industry, and Coastal Vacations is expanding at a rapid rate. The internet has also contributed to the expansion of both the home business arena in general and the Coastal Vacations business in particular, as people can now use modern technologies such as mobile wifi hotspots at Starbucks to check their email on high speed connections, or even their blackberries to learn about new hits on their websites and new prospects for their business.



Every day, more new systems are being developed to help baby boomers be productive as they travel worldwide using discounted vacation packages to save money and advertising systems like google's adwords to develop new contacts.



Dick Reimer of British Columbia, Canada had this to say about working with the Coastal Vacations team, "I have had so much fun learning from Karl and the money has been great too. I just quit my job at Walmart, because I made more money last month in Coastal than I had made all last year working as a junior manager at Walmart. My wife was thrilled, she even got to go on a shopping spree!"



Karl Jacobsen has offered these Live trainings for Coastal before and says, "We really enjoy the brainstorming that goes on, and the comaraderie that builds as a result of these events." Meals are complimentary and there will be ample time to enjoy the beach and surf in the Gulf of Mexico also. These are really lifestyle events that allow individuals interested in money and travel to connect from a business perspective and also to spend a little R&R time resting and recuperating.



The event is open to qualified individuals who pre-register. Seating is limited so contact the Coastal Seminar website listed or call the toll free number right away. Southwest Airlines has some excellent deals for people flying in from all around the country into Harlingen airport in Texas. There will be a reception on Friday, February 4th evening at poolside and then the main event will begin at 10am on Saturday February 5th. Lunch will be served to all participants and then leaders will be invited back for some advanced training in the afternoon. Guests will also receive a voucher for a 3 day 2 night Disney World vacation, as an extra bonus. By 5pm Saturday, February 5th the Team will contact the Red Cross with its group pledge and it's expected to be a very significant one. A recent attendee at Karl Jacobsen's last Live seminar in Naples, Florida, Mr. Paul Hoene had this to say about the event, "Karl went way beyond what was required in terms of offering us quality training and first class hospitality. I feel very supported being on his team and I recommend anyone who has not been to one of his events, to certainly come!" Learn more about these events by visiting the website or calling the toll free number listed.



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