Pearl Buck Sends Teachers to China

Pearl Buck Sends Teachers to China



U. S. citizens are teaching oral English in Zhenjiang China as part of a collaborative effort involving Pearl S. Buck International.



Perkasie, PA (PRWEB) June 5, 2005



Forging bonds between the West and the East was the lifelong passion of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck. In an effort to continue this legacy, Pearl S. Buck International sent 18 people to China last school year as Teacher Ambassadors. Now, as plans are being made for the next school year, new recruits are needed to teach oral English to children in Zhenjiang who are eager to learn.



Teacher Ambassadors follow in the footsteps of Pearl Buck who lived and taught in Zhenjiang for 18 years. Although born in the U. S. Miss Buck spent the first 40 years of her life in China before settling into her Bucks County Pennsylvania estate. On that estate today, Pearl S. Buck International continues to develop cultural and educational exchanges with the government-operated Zhenjiang Pearl S. Buck Research Center in the Jiangsu Province of China.



Last year was the first year of this Teacher Ambassador Program. The ambassadors were the first-ever native English-speaking teachers in Zhenjiang. They came from all over the U. S. and ranged in ages from 21 to over 60 years. In addition to oral English, they also taught reading comprehension in grades one through twelve.



Jaleh Zandieh of Harrisburg, PA was one of the first teacher ambassadors. She wrote, “One of the reasons I wanted to be a part of this program was how Pearl Buck touched the lives of so many children in need. I truly respect the work that she did to assist children without families get the support and resources that every child deserves to have.”



As the spring semester draws to a close, new teacher ambassadors are needed for the next two semesters. Who is eligible to become a Teacher Ambassador in China?



Just about anyone who is a native English speaker with any four-year college or university degree. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not a requirement. However, a sense of adventure and a deep desire to learn another culture firsthand is necessary.



In Zhenjiang, the semesters run from September through January and February through July. Compensation is provided as accommodations, airfare, health insurance and a small monthly stipend. For more information on the program and its eligibility requirements, please contact Jill Dixon of Pearl S. Buck International at 800-220-2825 ext. 119 or jdixon@pearl-s-buck. org.



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Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization headquartered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to promote the legacy and dreams of the founder, Pearl S. Buck. These include a commitment to improving the quality of life and to expanding opportunities for children; and promotion of the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world. This mission is common to the three distinct functions of the organization: The Welcome House* Adoption Program, the preservation and educational interpretation of the National Historic site, and the International Programs designed to aid children of the world most in need. For more information please visit www. pearl-s-buck. org.



Release Contact: Vince Green, Marketing Manager,



215-249-0100 ext. 134 (fax 9657) 



Vgreen@pearl-s-buck. org



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Use Locum Consultants and Save Money, HCL Tells NHS

Use Locum Consultants and Save Money, HCL Tells NHS



Employing locum consultants to meet patient demand in hospitals would cost the NHS less than paying overtime to substantive locums, according to HCL, one of Europe’s leading health and social care staffing companies.



(PRWeb UK) January 14, 2011



Employing locum consultants to meet patient demand in hospitals would cost the NHS less than paying overtime to substantive locums, according to HCL, one of Europe’s leading health and social care staffing companies.



HCL was responding to a report by the BBC which stated that some consultants are making more than £100,000 a year in overtime payments, at a time when the NHS has been tasked with achieving significant cost savings.



The BBC report found that some overtime rates total about £600 for four hours, or £150 per hour. HCL pointed out that most medical recruitment agencies would charge significantly less than this, making locum consultants cheaper per hour to employ than full time consultants working overtime.



HCL added that there were other advantages to bringing in locum consultants to deal with peaks in demand in hospitals. The flexible nature of their employment contracts means that they are only paid for the hours they are actually working, and do not incur “hidden costs” such as NHS employer pension contributions. Furthermore they alleviate the workload placed on full time consultants, thus reducing the potential risk of tiredness and stress, which can both have adverse effects on the care given to patients.



Kate Bleasdale, Executive Vice Chairman of HCL, commented:



"The size and frequency of these overtime payments would seem to point to a shortage of consultants to meet peaks in demand in acute care settings. Rather than overburdening already busy consultants – and the NHS’s finances - with overtime, the obvious solution is to make greater use of flexible locum consultants to support the workforce during periods of high demand. Not only does it cost the NHS less, hour for hour, but it also prevents full time consultants from becoming overworked, which could compromise patient care.”



Contact:

Helen Tarbet

Helen(dot)tarbet(at)hclplc(dot)com

020 7451 1451



About HCL plc

HCL plc is a leading global recruitment and staffing agency for all healthcare and social care staff including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and qualified social workers. Headquartered in London, the company has operations across the world, and large offices in Australia, North America and India. HCL plc was listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2005 (AIM: HLO).



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Important Website Updates Announced by the Paxil Information and Support Center

Important Website Updates Announced by the Paxil Information and Support Center



The Paxil Information and Support Center, set up to help those suffering from serious health injuries suspected of being caused by the prescription drug Paxil, has recently announced important updates to its website, paxil-attorney. com. These updates were put in place as a way to enhance the website browsing experience of those visiting paxil-attorney. com. Apart from an upgrade in the overall design and appearance of the website, the Paxil Information and Support Center has also added important new information regarding the prescription drug Paxil, its potential side effects, and the potential for victims to receive compensation through litigation.



Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2010



The Paxil Information and Support Center has recently announced important updates to its website, paxil-attorney. com. These important updates were established by the Paxil Information and Support Center in order to enhance the overall appearance of its website, which in turn will improve the overall browsing experience for those visiting the website. Apart from the aesthetic improvements of paxil-attorney. com, the Paxil Information and Support Center has also introduced fresh content to its website as a way to provide more important information regarding the prescription drug Paxil, the potential side effects of Paxil, and the possibility of seeking litigation for Paxil-related health injuries.



The Paxil Information and Support Center website was set up as a way to provide those suffering from health injuries which are suspected of being caused by the prescription drug Paxil with important information related to Paxil and legal resources should a victim consider seeking compensation from the maker of Paxil. Within paxil-attorney. com, visitors will be able to learn more about Paxil, and as a result of the new content, will also be able to read about a specific court case involving a real victim of Paxil.



Along with the new website updates, the Paxil Information and Support Center has also announced that it will continue to post weekly news items related to the prescription drug Paxil, its dangers, and the legal avenues which victims can take. More information can be found within paxil-attorney. com.



About Paxil Information and Support Center:

The Paxil Information and Support Center is a proud source for important information regarding the prescription drug Paxil and its potential for causing serious health injuries including suicidal and homicidal tendencies as well as birth defects. With Paxil-Attorney. com, one can find a wealth of information as well as legal support for those seeking appropriate compensation if your or your loved one's health injuries were the result of taking Paxil. Visit http://www. paxil-attorney. com (http://www. paxil-attorney. com) today for more information.



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Marketing & Communications Consulting Firm Van Eperen & Company (VE & Co.) Sets Example For Corporate Social Responsibility

Marketing & Communications Consulting Firm Van Eperen & Company (VE & Co.) Sets Example For Corporate Social Responsibility



Van Eperen & Company (VE & Co.), http://www. veandco. com, with the leadership of Vice President Mansfield "Kasey" Kaseman, announces its 2009 corporate social responsibility (CSR) update with accomplishments and projections for the New Year. In 2009, VE & Co. staff donated nearly 300 hours to charitable, civic and professional organizations in greater Washington, DC, including the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, which will become VE & Co.'s primary charity of choice in 2010.



Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 22, 2010



Van Eperen & Company (VE & Co.), http://www. veandco. com, with the leadership of Vice President Mansfield "Kasey" Kaseman, announces its 2009 corporate social responsibility (CSR) update with accomplishments and projections for the New Year.



In 2009, VE & Co. staff donated nearly 300 hours to charitable, civic and professional organizations in greater Washington, DC, including the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, which will become VE & Co.'s primary charity of choice in 2010 (http://www. cmrocks. org/Health_Care. html); the Lisa J. Flaxman MusiKares Fund for the Celebration of the Arts (http://lisaflaxmanfund. org/); the Arc of Montgomery County (http://www. arcmontmd. org); the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (http://www. cvc-mc. org); the DC Chapter of Women in Defense http://wid. ndia. org/chapters/DC/; the National Capitol Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (http://www. prsa-ncc. org); and the Rockville Chamber of Commerce (http://www. rockvillechamber. org).



"Nearly 300 hours of donated time by our small business speaks to the dedication of VE & Co.'s talented staff," stated Laura Van Eperen, principal. "We care about others and giving back is natural for us. We're passionate, strategic communicators and our culture encourages the lending of our expertise to worthy organizations." 



In 2010, VE & Co. will assist the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic with its projected grand opening in March. The new community clinic will provide up to 6,000 free healthcare visits this year with the goal of doubling that number by 2012, which would cover the estimated uninsured population in Rockville. Kaseman is a tireless social and healthcare advocate who served as Pastor, Community Minister and Executive Director with Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) from 1979 to 2005. For more than 40 years, Kaseman has founded and administered non-profit organizations and strategically aligned sectors of the community to serve the interests of all people. Kaseman is truly a "living legend" with his commitment to working on behalf of others dating back to the 1960s when he worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil rights. Kaseman campaigns for the implementation of greater Corporate Social Responsibility programs with VE & Co. and organizations it touches.



Kaseman was also recently appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, of which he is a founding member. VE & Co. has joined the CVC, which helps businesses support non-profit organizations by developing charitable and volunteer programs that serve the needs of the community.



"The idea of matching companies and non-profits in service for the common good is a winning proposition," said Kaseman. "I've always been about the business of collaboration - bringing together businesses, the government, and community leaders to identify their common interests and uncover the best resources and needs. I'm really excited about this opportunity."



As part of the firm's growing corporate social responsibility work, Susanna Palmer was named Senior Associate. Palmer has more than 13 years of experience in community and public relations, with expertise in creating and developing partnerships between businesses and non-profits and implementing programs and initiatives in communities. Prior to joining VE & Co., Palmer held positions with Social Technologies, LLC, an international research and consulting firm, and Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), a national nonprofit children's literacy organization. Palmer graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She lives in Frederick.



About VE & Co.

VE & Co. is an award-winning marketing and communications consulting firm that provides strategic counsel to public and private organizations. VE & Co. is a woman-owned MBE and MDOT-certified business and authorized to provide professional services to the government through the GSA schedule. Founded in 2004 to deliver exceptional results to clients, the company holds steadfast with its commitment to exceed client expectations, while keeping ethics and social responsibility at the forefront of every endeavor. For more information, contact Laura Van Eperen at laurav (at) veandco (dot) com or (301) 581-7298, or visit http://www. veandco. com.



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Lois Kam Heymann to Head New Auditory Processing Center in NYC; Rosie O'Donnell To Appear at Grand Opening

Lois Kam Heymann to Head New Auditory Processing Center in NYC; Rosie O'Donnell To Appear at Grand Opening



The Center for Hearing and Communication has established an Auditory Processing Center and has selected Lois Kam Heymann, M. A. CCC-SLP to head up the new division. Heymann will appear with Rosie O'Donnell at the grand opening on October 7, 4:30 to 6:00 PM to sign Heymann's new book The Sound of Hope for which O'Donnell wrote the foreword. Information www. CHCHearing. org or (917) 305-7840.



New York, New York (PRWEB) September 21, 2010



The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) has established an Auditory Processing Center and has selected Lois Kam Heymann, M. A. CCC-SLP to head up the new division. Heymann will appear with Rosie O'Donnell at the grand opening of the new Center on October 7th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Both will sign Heymann's new book The Sound of Hope. Area parents, school teachers and administrators are encouraged to attend. For more information visit http://www. CHCHearing. org (http://www. CHCHearing. org) or contact the CHC's Auditory Processing Center at (917) 305-7840.



Heymann is a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 30 years experience in the tri-state area working with children with listening, hearing and learning challenges and their parents at area school systems including Nanuet, Monroe - Woodbury, Tarrytown, Montgomery, and Wallkill. She is a leading authority on Auditory Processing Disorder and recently authored the book The Sound of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with and Treating Your Child's Auditor Processing Disorder (Random House Publishing, April, 2010). The book is a parent guide to the importance of listening skills development in children birth to 8 years old. It is a how-to book with easy to follow activities for parents to implement with their children. Actress and Rockland County resident Rosie O'Donnell wrote the foreword detailing her personal experience working with Lois after he son was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder.



As a sought after speaker, Heymann has presented hundreds of in-service workshops, seminars and conferences, sharing her knowledge and techniques with parent groups, school systems and speech therapists. For a list of upcoming speaking engagements visit http://www. ListenLoveLearn. com (http://www. ListenLoveLearn. com).



"We are thrilled to open the Auditory Processing Center at CHC, a new resource available for children with listening, learning and auditory challenges. Under the direction of Lois Heymann, our Auditory Processing Center will enable us to expand our work in this area and to help many more children with listening challenges succeed both academically and socially," stated Laurie Hanin, Ph. D., CCC-A, Executive Director of the Center for Hearing and Communication.



Until June of 2010 Lois was on the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY), where she was a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and supervised a university-based clinic for individuals with listening and hearing challenges. In her new position, as Director of The Auditory Processing Center at CHC, she and the staff will provide comprehensive services and support to help children address the daily challenges of auditory processing disorders. The goal is to work with the child, parents, and a staff of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and counselors to provide the child with tools they can use every day to realize their full potential.



Since 1910, the CHC has been New York's leading hearing healthcare center for infants, children and adults. With offices in New York City and Florida, CHC meets consumers' hearing and communication needs through professional services that offer the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field. In addition to providing a wide array of services for people with hearing loss (e. g., hearing evaluations; speech and language therapy; hearing aid evaluations, fittings and sales), CHC is uniquely skilled in the testing, evaluation and treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders.



What is an Auditory Processing Disorder?

The term Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) describes what happens when the part of a child's brain responsible for interpreting sound does not function properly. A child hears typically, but as sound moves from the ear to the brain there is distortion and/or delay of the signal, bringing challenges to everyday hearing and listening tasks. A child hears fine, but struggles to process what he/she hears.



Signs of APD often appear at a young age, when a child's attention span and basic language skills might not be on par with other children. A child might have difficulty paying attention in noisy environments, remembering multi-task directions and discriminating subtle differences in sounds and words--challenges that can instill frustration, social isolation, and insecurity. But these daily struggles are both common and treatable. Due to some overlap in symptoms, it is possible for a child to be misdiagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or PDD (pervasive developmental delay). A child may have one of these disorders and delays in addition to APD. However, it is important to note that APD is not an attention or communication disorder. It is characterized by difficulty channeling sound to the brain, and it is entirely out of a child's personal control. APD affects a child's ability to attend to sound and can negatively impact his/her communication skills.



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Debtmerica Honored as One of the Best Places to Work, Two Years in a Row

Debtmerica Honored as One of the Best Places to Work, Two Years in a Row



Debtmerica, LLC, a nationwide provider of debt resolution programs for consumers ranked #11 on the Orange County Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” List.



Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) October 4, 2010



Debtmerica, LLC, a negotiated debt resolution firm providing services to consumers nationwide, announces its inclusion on the Orange County Business Journal’s (OCBJ) Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row. The top 45 companies were featured on OCBJ’s Best Places to Work Special Report and List which was published on September 27th, 2010.



Companies were separated into 3 different categories based on number of employees. With a total of 46 employees at the time of survey, Debtmerica made ranks as Orange County’s 11th best place to work in the small-sized category. Participants were given an extensive two-part survey. One part included a questionnaire where employers answered detailed questions about company culture, benefits, and leadership and the second part was a confidential survey given to employees. Survey answers and data were distributed, collected and analyzed by an independent third party, Best Companies Group based in Pennsylvania.



Those firms honored on the list are recognized for their dynamic work environment, exhibiting exceptional characteristics of open communications, professional respect and support, work/life balance, equitable remuneration and rewards, strong teamwork, and healthy camaraderie.



Yearly volunteer events, a Company softball team, bowling events, and quarterly outings are just a few ways Debtmerica encourages team-building while rewarding employees for a job well done. Customer service and integrity are emphasized at the Company and monthly contests recognize and award its debt professionals who demonstrate exceptional customer service and assistance to a large number of clients.



“We try our best here at Debtmerica to foster an atmosphere where employees enjoy coming to work each day while also encouraging productivity and achievement of goals. Feedback from our employees is extremely valuable and it is a true honor to be on the list as one of the best places to work in Orange County,” says Harry Langenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Debtmerica, LLC.



About Debtmerica Relief



Debtmerica Relief, headquartered in Orange County, CA, provides assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulties and hardship. Its focus on negotiated debt settlement provides a very powerful solution with the ultimate goal of helping its clients become debt free and remain so. To date, the Debtmerica Team has enrolled over 10,000 clients into debt resolution programs and helped clients get back on their feet financially.



A Member of The Association for Settlement Companies (TASC), Debtmerica was recognized in 2009 and 2010 as an Accredited Organization in Compliance with TASC Best Practices Standards. Debtmerica was honored in 2009 as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ), and was also ranked #3 in the OCBJ's "Fastest-Growing Companies" in Orange County. Additionally, Debtmerica made rank on Inc. Magazine’s 2009 Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing private companies.



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Solutions For “The Reverse” of Viagra?

Solutions For “The Reverse” of Viagra?



What are the options for a man who is physically capable of having sex but has lost his desire?



(PRWEB) December 26, 2003



“Erectile dysfunction drugs work well for many men because they typically want sex but can’t - so what are the options for a man who is physically capable of having sex but has lost his desire?



A strong libido and sex-drive is such an important part of a manÂ’s self-confidence, it seems many men are paying just about any price to achieve it. Viagra works from a functionality standpoint, but does not necessarily increase desire & pleasure.



The baby boomer’s now in their forty’s and fifty’s are being bombarded with advertisements on radio, through direct mail, newspapers and e-mail offering sex-pills and formulas claiming to be “the best” solution - some as far as to state an actual ‘cure’ for impotency by using that particular product. Prices can range from $19.95 to $149.95 per bottle for a 30-day supply.



Studies on impotency have helped to change the thinking about the most common causes of sexual dysfunction. Nutritional approaches to improve sexual function have been routinely ignored by the traditional medical community. One reason is the common misconception that diminished sexual function is a natural consequence of aging.



Bill Byhower spent two years diligently interviewing homeopathic practitioners and respected herbologists in both Europe and Asia. Bill also interviewed many successful adult film stars for their 'secret recipes' to find what works best for them. This provided a wealth of knowledge since these people are paid to perform.



"The Insider's Guide To Male Potency Formulas & Performance Herbs” consolidates this information in a low-cost, easy-to-read publication allowing any man at any age to increase passion and desire quickly and effectively. It also includes herbal combinations one can make them selves less expensively by purchasing ingredients at local health food stores.



For more information about "The Insider's Guide to Male Potency Formulas & Performance Herbs" please visit http://www. RenewPassion. com (http://www. RenewPassion. com)

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On Your Mark, Get Set and Go to Charleston for World-Class Cooper River Bridge Run

On Your Mark, Get Set and Go to Charleston for World-Class Cooper River Bridge Run



The 30th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run takes place on March 30th. ResortQuest offers pre-designed Charleston lodging packages for runners and spectators.



Charleston, SC (PRWEB) February 27, 2007



On the last day in March, Charleston, South Carolina becomes the site of one of the best organized 10K races in the world. The 30th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk will offer world-class competition and a dramatic setting to the 40,000-50,000 participants expected this year. On March 31, the course begins in Mt. Pleasant, travels over the exquisitely-designed Cooper River Bridge with its towering spans and dramatic views of the water, and ends on the flat terrain of historic downtown Charleston. The televised event is a model for health motivation, bringing in competitors from around the world. The wheelchair competition starts at 7:30 a. m. and the run/walk begins at 8:00 a. m. A Kids Run will occur the day before at Hampton Park in downtown Charleston.



ResortQuest is offering pre-designed lodging packages with attractive value-added benefits on Kiawah Island (http://www. resortquest. com/Destinations/Kiawah), Seabrook Island (http://www. resortquest. com/Destinations/Seabrook), Isle of Palms (http://www. resortquest. com/Destinations/IsleofPalmsWildDunes) and Wild Dunes, all just a few miles from Historic Charleston, SC. Guests enjoy packages with names like Walk on the Wild Side, Historic Charleston, Golf Getaway and Romantic Rendezvous, while staying in fully-equipped private homes, villas and cottages at the beach. Enjoy miles of pristine beach, championship golf, tennis, biking, nature tours, shopping, dining and more. For more information on Charleston vacation rentals, guests can visit ResortQuest. com or call toll free 1-866-253-3633.



About ResortQuest



ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations, ResortQuest. com. ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and leading vacation rentals (http://www. resortquest. com) in the U. S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 17,000 properties, from Hilton Head rentals (http://www. resortquest. com/Destinations/HiltonHead) to a Destin resort (http://www. resortquest. com/Destinations/Destin), with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 people and is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET), one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the hospitality and entertainment industries, based in Nashville, Tenn., that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels and the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit ResortQuest. com or GaylordEntertainment. com.



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In a Partnership for Over 12 Years, Training Technologies Announces its Latest Joint Venture with Pearson Assessments with the Release of SurveyTracker Plus 5.0

In a Partnership for Over 12 Years, Training Technologies Announces its Latest Joint Venture with Pearson Assessments with the Release of SurveyTracker Plus 5.0



Training Technologies, Inc. announces the release of SurveyTracker Plus 5.0 and SurveyTracker Plus E-Mail/Web 5.0 software applications. The SurveyTracker Plus line of survey software showcases the 12 year partnership between TTI and Pearson Assessments by combining the great new features of TTI’s SurveyTracker 5.0 software line with the powerful Pearson Assessments’ scanner and scannable form technology.



Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 25, 2006



Training Technologies, Inc. (TTI) announces the release of SurveyTracker Plus 5.0 and SurveyTracker Plus E-Mail/Web 5.0 software applications. The SurveyTracker Plus line of survey software showcases the 12 year partnership between TTI and Pearson Assessments by combining the great new features of TTI’s SurveyTracker 5.0 software line with the powerful Pearson Assessments’ scanner and scannable form technology! The addition of scannable form support to SurveyTracker 5.0 ensures that organizations such as corporate, government, educational, military, and non-profits have the perfect solution to develop scannable forms or other electronic surveys with minimal fuss.



These new versions of SurveyTracker Plus allow customers to use one survey software package to seamlessly design a scannable form, print it or send it to Pearson Assessments for professional, high volume printing, scan the returned response forms, and generate meaningful reports. The scannable form layout interface and the question/scale/note design interfaces have been fully integrated to simplify survey design. In addition, scannable form response data can be combined with data from online surveys to reach an even larger audience.



One of the most anticipated features of SurveyTracker Plus E-Mail/Web 5.0 is the new web survey auto-host service. Auto-hosting a web survey on SurveyTracker's web server is a quick and easy way to put a survey online without involving an organization's internal IT department. With Auto-Host, the user simply sets up a survey in SurveyTracker and selects Auto-Host to access the SurveyTracker server at surveytracker. net. Then, for a nominal fee, SurveyTracker places the survey online. It's completely automated and secure.



Other major additions to SurveyTracker Plus 5.0 include the new Survey and Style Libraries. Libraries store pre-loaded surveys and survey design templates for both non-scannable and scannable surveys.



· The Style Library includes a wide variety of layout templates that are specifically designed with the drop-out colors required for scannable forms or with colors that work well on the Web. These styles are applied during survey design and instantly reformat the survey to the new layout. This significantly lowers the time spent designing the surveys’ appearance.



· The Survey Library includes over 100 free surveys that can be used as-is or modified to fit the user’s need. The surveys are divided into categories that include the most common types of surveys, such as Customer Satisfaction, Patient Satisfaction, Employee Surveys, 360 Feedback, Training, Market Research, Educational surveys, and more.



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Additional enhancements and new features include:



· A new Wizard interface guides the user effortlessly through the tasks of creating a survey to developing reports from the results.



· The flexibility to distribute a survey using a combination of distribution methods, including scannable form, web surveys with optional auto-host capability, e-mail, and paper.



· The ability to design a scannable form with full support for respondent ID OMR grid or barcode, litho codes, custom OMR grids, image clip for capturing write-in comments, and more!



· Enhanced survey design features such as support for up to 6 scales per question with 300 scale choices, Skip and Hit patterns, Response Piping, N/A Responses, Response Validation, image support, and more.



· The ability to export surveys and reports to industry-standard PDF files which can be sent to management, employees, etc.



· Audience List with support for up to 300 fields.



· Integrated scannable form data collection that makes it easy to scan returned forms. Response data can be optionally exported for use in compatible programs such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS.



· Extensive data Filtering capabilities to help pinpoint the exact data the user wants to see in their reports.



· Extensive and powerful reports with Tables and Graphs that can be customized. Includes new graphs, image clip reports, and Real-Time reports for web surveys.



For more information about SurveyTracker Plus and SurveyTracker Plus E-Mail/Web 5.0’s new features, visit the product information pages at http://www. surveytracker. com/software/plusmail. htm (http://www. surveytracker. com/software/plusmail. htm) and http://www. surveytracker. com/software/plus. htm (http://www. surveytracker. com/software/plus. htm).



About SurveyTracker ®



Back in the late 1980’s the only way an organization could do a survey was to either hire an expensive market research firm to do a survey for them or juggle several software products and import and export data to create a survey, distribute the survey and then create reports—not to mention all of the steps in between. As a Training and Quality consulting firm, Training Technologies developed a software package that was used internally to do customer satisfaction and training needs assessments. Clients loved the software product and asked if they could use it themselves for their surveys. TTI saw the need for a software like this for corporate use and hence, SurveyTracker, was developed. From the original paper surveys, SurveyTracker has evolved to incorporate online surveys as well as email, scannable, kiosk, and Survey-by-Disk.



About Training Technologies, Inc.



Training Technologies has been offering their survey software and survey services since 1989 and had one of the first web survey software products, SurveyTracker, on the market in the early 1990’s. Because of this long history in the survey and customer satisfaction business, Training Technologies has incorporated the experience and knowledge they have gained over the years into all of their survey products and services.



Training Technologies is a woman-owned, small business and is on the GSA Schedule 70 awarded by the General Services Administration for their survey products and training services.



About Pearson Assessments



Pearson Assessments provides assessment instruments and data capture tools and technologies for use in education, business and health care settings. Backed by a half century of knowledge and expertise, Pearson Assessments -- integrating Pearson NCS and the assessment division of AGS Publishing with the original Pearson Assessments business -- offers products and services to deliver the accurate, reliable and usable information that professionals seek. Pearson Assessments is a business of Pearson Education, the world’s largest integrated education company, which in turn is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson’s other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.



Contact: Renee Reed



513/696-4404 Ext. 200



Training Technologies, Inc.



203 East Main Street



Lebanon, OH 45036



513/696-4404 - Fax 513/696-4408



Surveytracker. com



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Instant Technologies, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Accu-Stat Diagnostics, Inc

Instant Technologies, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Accu-Stat Diagnostics, Inc.



Adding over-the-counter FDA approvals for drugs of abuse tests.



Norfolk, VA. (PRWEB) February 6, 2006



Instant Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Accu-Stat Diagnostics, Inc. of Lake Forest, CA. Accu-Stat recently obtained FDA 510k clearances to sell their Accu-Stat line of home testing products for drugs of abuse, breath alcohol, cholesterol, and fecal occult blood tests over-the-counter.



“The acquisition of Accu-Stat is strategic to the advancement of Instant’s goal to expand our product portfolio and enter the consumer products market,” says Jeff Konecke, Instant’s Director of Business Development “The OTC market for drugs of abuse is poised for growth and is in need of a strong market leader, which we intend to become.”



"The sale of Accu-Stat to Instant is a win-win situation for both companies. It has been our intention to be acquired by a company with a proven track record of sales and marketing success in rapid diagnostics and which would give us the opportunity to grow our portfolio and enhance our market presence," said Glenn Barrons, President of Accu-Stat. "I firmly believe that Instant’s infrastructure and resources will provide a platform for maximum growth at a faster rate than might otherwise have been possible for Accu-Stat."



This acquisition, the first of 2006, and its third in recent years, is part of Instant Technologies, Inc. strategy to strengthen the Company's product portfolio, especially in the focus area of drugs of abuse testing. “Our strategy in 2006 is to continue our strong organic growth as well as to continue to aggressively pursue additional strategic acquisition targets,” states James T. Ramsey, CEO of Instant Technologies, Inc.



About Instant Technologies, Inc.:



Instant Technologies, Inc. headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a leading developer and distributor of rapid test devices that include drug and alcohol testing, women’s health and clinical diagnostics. Our devices are easy to operate, convenient to store and deliver results in minutes. Since 1997, we have been serving our clients with the highest quality products at competitive prices while offering superior product training and customer care. www. tryi. com



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Healthy Eating During Early Childhood Shown to Reduce Cancer Types

Healthy Eating During Early Childhood Shown to Reduce Cancer Types



Nutritious early childhood diets and healthy eating patterns reduce cancer types.



(PRWEB) February 15, 2006



(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 14, 2006 -- A book by Joel Fuhrman, M. D.: Disease-Proof Your Child, demonstrates that healthy eating habits during early childhood may reduce certain cancer types. Despite recent headlines by the American Cancer Society stating that cancer deaths fell for the first time since 1930, Fuhrman suggests that a closer look at the statistics will actually reveal that cancer is not on the decline and will eventually get worse unless parents promote healthy eating habits.



The decrease in cancer incidences for men is a result of smoking less. The American Cancer Society stated that while cancer slightly decreased in men, it actually increased slightly in women. Americans are smoking much less, but the incidence of cancer has increased every single year for 75 years straight. Fuhrman concluded that the society gives the false impression that cancer is on the decline and that diet has nothing to do with cancer.



“The health care industry is not winning the war on cancer, in fact the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts a doubling of the cancer rates in the next 20 years.* This is because early childhood diets create adult cancers and our children are eating a worse diet than ever before. With the lowering of smoking rates we should have seen a large drop, the tiny decrease denotes nothing,” Dr. Fuhrman said.



Bottom line, in spite of modern medical care, Americans are still losing the war on cancer. It may not be cigarettes any more, but our growing waistlines show food addiction is just as serious as cigarette smoking.



Dr. Fuhrman lays out the case for healthy eating in his revolutionary new book Disease-Proof Your Child (St Martins, 2005) which presents clear research that adult cancer types are caused by early childhood diets. Dr. Fuhrman is a nutritional expert who has reviewed over 60,000 research studies. www. drfuhrman. com.



*WHO-Global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million by 2020. April 23, 2003 press release. View at www. who. int/mediacentre/releases/2003/pr27/en (http://www. who. int/mediacentre/releases/2003/pr27/en )



Press Contact:



Alexandra Villa



In House Public Relations



Inhousepr @ aol. com



Phone: 323.965.8887



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CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Expands Commitment to Fight Canine Cancer

CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Expands Commitment to Fight Canine Cancer



Pet Food Company Will Conduct a Charity Raffle at the 2009 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship Bicycle Race with Proceeds Benefiting the Fight Against Canine Cancer.



San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2009



CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods began a campaign to raise funds for cancer research in pets by conducting its first charity raffle at the Amgen Tour of California in February of this year. Building on that success, CANIDAE went on to sponsor another charity raffle at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California in April, and another at the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco this month. Together, the events raised thousands of dollars that were donated to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation to fund canine cancer research.



"The positive atmosphere at the races and the generosity of cycling fans everywhere convinced us to sponsor more events," said Jason Castillo, Controller for CANIDAE. "We have committed to attending more national events throughout the year promoting Responsible Pet Ownership, and supporting local independent pet food retailers while raising funds for cancer research in pets at the same time. We are working on events at several of the larger marathon races as well. When the details are finalized, we will publish them on our website at www. canidae. com."



CANIDAE will again expand its tradition of promoting cancer awareness and research by conducting another CANIDAE Bike Raffle at the 2009 Philadelphia race with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation's canine cancer research fund.



Two grand prize winners will be selected at random at a drawing to be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the conclusion of the race. Each winner will receive a new Felt Beach Cruiser donated to the raffle by CANIDAE. Felt is the official bike supplier to the Garmin/Slipstream Pro Cycling Team which includes last year's Tour de France fourth place finisher.



Tickets for the CANIDAE Bike Raffle will cost $2.00 for one or $5.00 for three and will be available in person at the CANIDAE booth in the race's Lifestyle EXPO area which is located near the event's finish line. Winners do not need to be present to win.



Part of the CANIDAE Mission Statement to promote Responsible Pet Ownership includes proper medical care and support for pets with health issues such as cancer. Nothing is more central to the core values of CANIDAE than the health, happiness and well being of pets.



In addition to selling raffle tickets benefiting the cause of fighting canine cancer, CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods will hand out samples and coupons free of charge. All CANIDAE pet foods for dogs and cats adhere to the highest standards of excellence for product quality, palatability, and customer satisfaction. Formulated for the long-term health of pets, these all natural holistic pet foods use only the finest ingredients available - grown and raised in the USA. CANIDAE stands behind the guaranteed analysis of each and every one of its products and invites cycling fans to discover for themselves and their pets the healthful benefits of its pet foods.



About CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods:

Founded out of love for pets and animals, CANIDAE® All Natural Pet Foods manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy meat based, holistic all natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pet treats sold world wide through independent pet food retailers including over 6500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. For more information visit http://www. canidae. com/ (http://www. canidae. com/).



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FitSync® is Best Selling and Highest Rated Fitness App in Google Android Market

FitSync® is Best Selling and Highest Rated Fitness App in Google Android Market



FitSync Corp. (http://fitsync. com), patent holder for workout tracking on PDAs and mobile phones, announced today that FitSync for Android™ is the best selling and highest rated health and fitness app in the Google Android Market.



Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 7, 2009



FitSync Corp. (http://fitsync. com (http://fitsync. com)), patent holder for workout tracking on PDAs, mobile phones and other handheld devices, announced today that FitSync for Android™ is the best selling and highest rated health and fitness app in the Google Android Market. This follows FitSync's selection as an Apple "Staff Pick" and "Featured Web App" in the Sports category for iPhone™.



FitSync for Android (http://fitsync. com/android) extends FitSync's innovative integration of mobile workout tools with its online portal where users can network with fellow healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, fitness and healthcare professionals, and other resources via handheld devices and the Internet. FitSync is also available for Apple iPhone (http://fitsync. com/iphone), iPod® Touch, Windows Mobile®, Palm® and Java™ powered devices.



FitSync pioneered paperless "green" fitness training in 2001 replacing workout cards and notebooks with an integrated handheld and Web application. FitSync users can download workouts to any PDA or mobile phone, log offline and then sync their results to their FitSync. com account. Users can pick from over 1600 exercises and videos, 360 workouts (http://fitsync. com/mobile_membership. php), and 50 multi-week programs in FitSync's searchable libraries or create their own.



With FitSync's Workout Schedule users' scheduled workouts are automatically downloaded to their PDAs and mobile phones. FitSync's Bodymap™ body tracker lets users track their body composition, measurements and key vital statistics. Users can track their progress with charts and reports, share workouts, connect with training partners, and compare their performance against a worldwide community. Additional features such as FitSync's Global Rankings, Challenges, Facebook feeds and widgets keep users connected, accountable, and motivated.



"The key to any successful fitness program is to make a plan and track your progress" says FitSync CEO Paul Wittrock. "FitSync helps you take control of your fitness program, stay on track, and reach your goals."



FitSync has consistently received top ratings from fitness and technology reviewers alike:



Men's Fitness: "FitSync is a godsend... combine that hyper-usefulness with online portals, where you can sync your phone with a FitSync. com account and network with others, and you have the ultimate workout buddy."



Muscle & Fitness: "FitSync gives you the next best thing to a gym buddy... download free training programs, log your workouts and compare your performance against a worldwide community."



CNET: "FitSync might be just what you're looking for. FitSync will track and organize exercises, help you put together a solid workout and log results with a tap or two."



About FitSync Corp.

FitSync® connects individuals with a global network of fellow healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, fitness and healthcare professionals, and other resources via handheld devices and the Internet. The first in the world to provide an integrated handheld and Web solution for health and fitness, FitSync pioneered downloadable workouts and holds US Patent #5,944,633 for logging exercise data on handheld devices. Individuals use FitSync to manage their personal fitness programs. Fitness and healthcare professionals use FitSync for client training and rehab programs. Organizations use FitSync to manage personal training, promote corporate wellness, administer fitness standards for personnel, and monitor service readiness in real-time.



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Scottsdale Real Estate Market Looks Bright as Scottsdale Real Estate Forecast for 2007 Points to Strong Year

Scottsdale Real Estate Market Looks Bright as Scottsdale Real Estate Forecast for 2007 Points to Strong Year



The real estate market for Scottsdale and the rest of the Greater Phoenix area is expected to pick up steam in 2007 and 2008 according to the latest forecast by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR).



Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 8, 2007



The real estate market for Scottsdale and the rest of the Greater Phoenix area is expected to pick up steam in 2007 and 2008 according to the latest forecast by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR).



Citing continued economic and population growth, as well as lower-than-expected mortgage interest rates, the forecast predicts increases in Valley home values.



These trends are already playing out with local Realtors. According to Echo Farrell of AZ Sonora Homes, an experienced Realtor who specializes in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills, the market is already showing signs of a strong resurgence.



"What we're seeing right now in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area is that the real estate market is healthy and getting stronger every day," says Farrell. "It was pretty clear to anyone who follows the economic and housing trends in this area that any downturn was going to be temporary. I see it every day in the rising number of sales and inquiries we're getting. Homebuyer confidence has improved dramatically."



In contrast to the volatile, spiking nature of the real estate market of the last few years, the Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix market of 2007 is expected to see steady increases in home sales and values according to the NAR forecast.



Rapid growth makes the Phoenix area unique to the rest of the country. The Phoenix area is projected to continue experiencing population growth three times the national average, with roughly 400 people moving to the Valley each day. Such growth, combined with a strong job market and competitive cost of living, will continue to make Scottsdale, Phoenix and surrounding cities hot markets for real estate buyers and sellers, according to Farrell.



"None of the allure of Scottsdale and the rest of the Valley has subsided. If anything it has strengthened," points out Farrell. "The weather, the economy, the resort-like lifestyle…these are the things that make the Valley of the Sun so appealing for new residents. These are the elements that will ultimately keep our real estate market consistently strong."



Those wishing to learn more about Arizona's home market, or wishing to purchase or sell a home, can contact Echo Farrell at http://www. azsonorahomes. com/contact. html (http://www. azsonorahomes. com/contact. html) or by phone at (480) 607-9990.



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First Quarter Venture Capital Results Slip from Prior Highs, According to Healthcare Corporate Finance News

First Quarter Venture Capital Results Slip from Prior Highs, According to Healthcare Corporate Finance News



During the quarter ended March 31, 2008, health care companies raised more than $1.9 billion in 103 deals with disclosed prices. The Q1:08 dollar total represents about a 31% decrease from the total committed in Q1:07--however, in that quarter, more venture capital was invested in health care companies than any other quarter of the past five years. The number of deals announced declined by 23% in Q1:08, compared with the year-ago quarter.



NORWALK, Conn. (PRWEB) April 14, 2008



Nearly 40% of the deals announced had investment sizes of $20 million or more. The average deal size for Q1:08 was $18.6 million, and the median, $15.0 million. The largest deals announced in Q1:08 were all in the health care technology sectors. Included among the largest capital commitments are some tranched financings and some venture investments tied to other financing instruments.



"Many investors are showing a preference for companies with existing products, advanced product candidates or plans to acquire or in-license assets, while others continue to support early-stage enterprises," remarked Gretchen S. Swanson, Editor of Healthcare Corporate Finance News. "Furthermore, right now there are more enticing exit opportunities through M&A than an IPO."



Each of the three largest deals is in the $60 million dollar range, with one announced in each month of the quarter. In January, American Capital invested $66 million in Avalon Laboratories, a supplier of disposable cardiopulmonary vascular cannulae. Taligen Therapeutics announced a $65 million, six-tranche round in February to help move its lead candidates into clinical development. In March, TriVascular2 was formed with $65 million to acquire a subsidiary of Boston Scientific, as well as certain intellectual property of its predecessor company, TriVascular, Inc.



"With liquidity opportunities lacking in the public equity markets, venture capitalists are likely preparing to make additional investments in many of their portfolio companies," commented Stephen M. Monroe, Managing Editor. "However, in some cases, it may be necessary to implement restructuring plans and cutbacks to keep private, development-stage companies afloat in the currently unstable financial markets."



With 32 venture investments totaling $663 million in funding, the medical device sector was the most active in health care during the first quarter, with the greatest amount of funding (35%) and the most deals announced (31%). Nearly 21% of the total dollars invested in health care during the first quarter was committed to pharmaceuticals, while about 19% each went to the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sectors.



The most active venture capital firms of the quarter, based on publicly announced transactions, participated in four or more rounds. These firms are listed below.



Strategic investors that participated in deals during the quarter include Medtronic, MedImmune Ventures, Safeguard Scientifics, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Mitsubishi Corporation, Novartis Venture Fund and Merck Capital Ventures.



Healthcare Corporate Finance News (http://www. hcfnews. com (http://www. hcfnews. com)) reports weekly on financial events in the fast-paced venture capital, private and public equity, and merger and acquisition markets for health care companies, and provides subscribers with access to a searchable online database of health care venture capital deals. This monthly newsletter and weekly email update is published by Irving Levin Associates, Inc., a leading financial publisher and source of market intelligence since 1948. For more information, please call 1-800-248-1668.

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Bluenog Honored Among This Year's Most Promising Private Technology Ventures in North America

Bluenog Honored Among This Year's Most Promising Private Technology Ventures in North America



Bluenog, an enterprise software and solutions company, announced today its status as a finalist of the "Red Herring 100 North America" award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures in North America.



Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) May 5, 2009



Bluenog, an enterprise software and solutions company, announced today its status as a finalist of the "Red Herring 100 North America" award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures in North America. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of 1200. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.



This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.



"This year was especially difficult," said Alex Vieux, Publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "There were so many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing it down to 200. Now we're faced with the arduous task of selecting the final 100. We know that this year's crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far."



For over 10 years, The Red Herring 100 North America award, open to private technology companies headquartered in North America, has been given to the top 100 tech companies based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecom, communications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award.



"Nearly every enterprise requires CMS, portal, and BI capabilities, and the tightly integrated functionality of our award-winning Bluenog ICE product provides competitive advantage to today's collaborative enterprise," said Suresh Kuppusamy, chief executive officer, Bluenog. "It's especially gratifying that Red Herring has recognized Bluenog for the innovation, performance and quality of our products."



The CEOs of the 200 finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Conference in San Diego, where the Red Herring Top 100 will be announced.



About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit www. redherring. com



About Bluenog

Bluenog is an enterprise software and solutions company. Our flagship product, Bluenog ICE, is an Integrated Collaborative Environment of content management, portal, and business intelligence software. It eliminates application silos, reduces total cost of ownership and accelerates application development. Leading organizations rely on Bluenog ICE, a commercial solution built on open source CMS, open source portal and open source BI projects, to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and manage dynamic website content at a fraction of the cost of traditional alternatives. Bluenog Solutions Group meets our customers' unique challenges by combining commercial and open source software into pragmatic solutions. Headquartered in Piscataway, N. J., Bluenog is also a Red Hat, Oracle and Actuate partner. For more information, visit www. bluenog. com.



Bluenog ICE is a trademark of Bluenog. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.



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Sports Teams and Adrenalin Seekers Engaged in Extreme Sports Overseas Need Travel Insurance

Sports Teams and Adrenalin Seekers Engaged in Extreme Sports Overseas Need Travel Insurance



Each summer Good Neighbor Insurance provides travel and health insurance for sports teams on good-will assignments overseas. This year, Good Neighbor will insure sports teams going to Japan, Mexico, Bahamas and the Czech Republic. They have a video on their website explaining sports riders for teams and individuals.



Gilbert, AZ (Vocus) June 9, 2010



Each summer Good Neighbor Insurance provides travel and health insurance for sports teams on good-will assignments overseas. This year, Good Neighbor will insure sports teams going to Japan, Mexico, Bahamas and the Czech Republic. They have a sports video (http://www. gninsurance. com/video. asp? cat=sports&vol=1) on their website explaining sports riders for teams and individuals.



The Southern California Seahorses women’s soccer team will be in Japan this summer, playing in multiple exhibition matches. They will also host a 4 day camp for the children of the F-18 fighter squadron on the U. S. military base in Osaka. Other small teams are preparing for sporting events around the world. One such team plans to do motor sports in Morocco. A church in the U. S. is sending a group of its young people to play soccer in the Bahamas with local soccer clubs.



What do these teams have in common? “They are looking for international travel insurance that covers extreme and contact sports,” says Nelma Maxwell, Short-Term Team Coordinator for Good Neighbor Insurance. ‘We have a video on our website that explains the difference between extreme – or hazardous – sports and contact sports.’



Churches, student groups and Christian sports ministries – such as Athletes in Action – find through Good Neighbor sports travel insurance (http://www. gninsurance. com/short-term-team/) plans that are ideal for their ages and length of stay.



Sports riders cover individuals as well. Travelers who bungee jump, jet ski, rock climb, sky dive, scuba, paraglide and do other hazardous sports need the protection of extreme sports insurance. In-country hospital and doctor fees are covered. Medical evacuation (http://www. gninsurance. com/travel-A/international_travel_insurance. asp) saves lives of injured athletes who need to be quickly transported to modern medical facilities. In the unfortunate event of a death, trip insurance pays for the body to be returned home. The additional benefit of a bed-side visit by a friend or family member brings much comfort to the athlete, the team and the organizers of the sporting events.



When asked if all insurance carriers have the same sports coverage, Nelma replied, “Insurance companies have different exclusions for what they won’t cover in a sports rider. It’s best to contact an insurance broker who knows the different policies out there.”



About Good Neighbor Insurance

Jeff Gulleson established Good Neighbor Insurance in 1997, to provide global health and life insurance services after living for 30 years in Indonesia. GNI helps clients find good, cost-effective international health, travel, and life insurance while providing caring service based on integrity. The company serves students traveling overseas, short-term teams, aid organizations, foreign and domestic corporations, universities, and volunteers both from the U. S. and abroad. Their website is http://www. gninsurance. com (http://www. gninsurance. com).



GNI’s website has more information as well as a guide to medical advice for overseas travelers, written by Jon Askew, MD



Contact Information

For more information, contact Jeff Gulleson or Doug Gulleson at Good Neighbor Insurance, Toll Free: 866-636-9100 or in Phoenix, AZ: 480-813-9100

Good Neighbor Insurance, 690 E. Warner Rd. Suite 117, Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA

Or go to: http://www. gninsurance. com (http://www. gninsurance. com)



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NuSil Technology Introduces Pigmented Masterbatches For Liquid Silicone Rubber Formulations

NuSil Technology Introduces Pigmented Masterbatches For Liquid Silicone Rubber Formulations



NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently launched its pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers



(PRWEB) February 3, 2005



NuSil Technology, (www. nusil. com) a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently announced the launch of itÂ’s pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers. www. nusil. com/tradenews/index. aspx (http://www. nusil. com/tradenews/index. aspx )



Targeted for companies serving the healthcare markets, these masterbatches meet Class VI biological testing requirements and are available as unrestricted (may be considered for use in long term implantable applications) and restricted (may be considered for short term implantable less than 30 days or for external applications) versions. “We realized that adding powder-based pigments (for example, titanium dioxide or barium sulfate) to silicone systems can be a messy and inaccurate process”, said Brian Nash, VP Marketing & Sales for NuSil Technology (www. nusil. com). “NuSil’s solution is to add pigment to vinyl functional polymers, creating an easy-to-use “solid/liquid” mass that can be added to elastomer systems”. www. nusil. com



The liquid silicone rubber pigmented masterbatches have a consistency similar to many liquid silicone rubbers. MED2-4800 (unrestricted) and MED2-4900 (restricted) contain 50% barium sulfate and MED3-4800 (unrestricted) and MED3-4900 (restricted) contain 50% titanium dioxide by weight. NuSil designed these products to be pumped by a third line into the dynamic mixing chamber in liquid injection molding equipment. This material can also be easily added by hand to other liquid silicone systems for compression molding (with a de-airing step after mixing).



NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the companyÂ’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.



About NuSil Technology www. nusil. com/aboutNuSil. aspx (http://www. nusil. com/aboutNuSil. aspx )

NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www. nusil. com.



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Bloggie 0scars meet Social Networking meet Internet Radio

Bloggie 0scars meet Social Networking meet Internet Radio



Fran Corpier in cooperation with Yuwie. com is producing the second annual Bloggie 0scars for the social networking site on Friday, January 30 at 11 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. The virtual affair takes place in a blog at: http://yuwie. com/frannieann/ and will be simulcast on internet radio at http://ustream. tv/francorpier and Yuwie Radio. Honorees and audience use graphic and typed comments to arrive in their favorite "rides", showboat on the redcarpet and congratulate winners. A Green Room is available for radio and press interviews.



Norman, OK (PRWEB) January 26, 2009



Fran Corpier in cooperation with Yuwie. com and Yuwie Radio is producing the second annual Bloggie 0scars for the social networking site on Friday, January 30 at 11 P. M. Eastern Standard Time. The red-carpet, virtual event takes place in a blog: http://yuwie. com/frannieann/ (http://yuwie. com/frannieann/). Winners will be announced live over http://ustream. tv/channel/fran-live (http://ustream. tv/channel/fran-live) and Yuwie Radio.



The second annual Bloggie 0scars honor the best content creators on Yuwie from 2008. "I'm awarding seventeen main categories and five supporting content categories, this year, plus some unannounced awards," said Fran Corpier, host and producer of the virtual event.



This year, nominees were taken from the membership at large. Eighty top providers for the Social Network were nominated. They have been encouraged to bring an escort and arrive in limos, motorcycles, golf carts, or dream "rides". All virtual. Thanks to Photoshop(tm) and similar image manipulation programs.



Talent Showcase Radio, out of Branson Missouri, will D. J. and co-M. C. the Bloggie 0scars from Ustream. Friends of the recipients have been invited to cheer their friends when awards are announced. "Cheering" is typing or pasting image comments onto the blog.



A "Green Room" will be set up for Internet Radio, Podcasters, and Press to interview Bloggie 0scar Award winners. Red Carpet arrival interviews, however, will be a "free for all", just like last year," said Corpier.



Bloggie 0scar categories include "Health and Welfare", "Concept", "Inspired", "News", and "Artistic". Supporting content categories include "Club", "Photography", "Travel Photos", and "Layout". A list of linked nominations is available.



Fran Corpier, an active database and internet application developer and publisher, was voted Best Yuwie in 2007. Corpier was one of the initial hosts invited to launch Yuwie Radio in March 2008 by founder, Korry Rogers. Bloggie 0scar is spelled with a leading zero, so as not to be confused with the trademarked and unrelated award for movies.



For more information, or to set up in the Green Room, contact Fran Corpier by email. The web address is http://yuwie. com/frannieann/ (http://yuwie. com/frannieann/).



Interview Contact:

Fran Corpier

Telephone: 757-223-5753

Pr (at) bigeuniverse. com



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Medical Supplies in the Bathroom Saves Lives

Medical Supplies in the Bathroom Saves Lives



The right medical or home health supplies used in the bathroom can save lives and prevent injuries to those with limited mobility.



Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) January 29, 2010



Millions of people are injured every year in the bathroom, and in some cases people are even killed, because of slip and falls. In most cases, the use of some simple medical supplies such as a shower chair, bedside commode (http://www. allegromedical. com/bathroom-assists-c517/commodes-c3601.html), grab bars or a raised toilet seat, could have prevented injuries. Allegro Medical is a leader in the medical supplies industry and carries a variety of devices that help individuals use the bathroom safely.



Valerie Paxton, Vice President of Allegro, explains, “One of the most common problems we see as people grow older is the issue of bathroom safety. Elderly parents or those with disabilities can be unsteady on their feet or become light-headed. The bathroom is particularly dangerous because of smooth floors, bare feet, and the need to get up and down or perform other actions that can lead to a fall. We offer a complete line of medical supplies that give people back their independence in the bathroom.”



As people grow older, their sense of balance can be affected, and weakness in the arms and legs can contribute to unsteadiness. Using medical supplies that give users added balance or more momentum when moving, such as grab bars, can make a real difference. Grab bars (http://www. allegromedical. com/bathroom-assists-c517/grab-bars-c3602.html) help individuals get in and out of the bathtub and on and off the toilet safely. Shower chairs can reduce slips in the tub and prevent fatigue while showering.



“We offer a wide range of solutions to fit every situation. Our commodes include contoured handles for individuals to hold onto when getting up or down. This steadies them, gives them a sense of security, and prevents slip and fall accidents when using the commode. Some people prefer our cushioned toilet seats without handles so that an aide can help them. It's very important to compare our various products and find the medical supplies (http://www. allegromedical. com/) that will work for you and your loved one. The right medical supplies can give the person who is unsteady or insecure in the bathroom a sense of independence while protecting them from unfortunate accidents.”



About Allegro Medical

Allegro Medical is a division of Allegro Enterprises, Inc., a privately-owned company based in Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1996, and serving nearly 1 million consumer and business customers, the Company is one of the largest and most technologically advanced independently owned suppliers of life enhancing products in the U. S.

Since launching the first ecommerce site in the medical equipment and home healthcare supplies industry in 1998, Allegro has expanded into Health & Fitness, Nutritional Dietary Supplements, Sexual Well-Being, Pain Relief, Emergency Preparation and Maternity/Baby. Visitors to http://www. allegromedical. com (http://www. allegromedical. com) are offered a broad selection of thousands of brand name products searchable by Keyword, Category, Brand and Medical Condition.



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Find Answers Quickly with Drug Search Tool

Find Answers Quickly with Drug Search Tool



Medical Sites, Private Practices, Institutions Can Add Free Resource to Website



San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2007



To stay informed and source answers to clinical questions, physicians have traditionally turned to textbooks, attended conferences, and, in more recent years, visited the Internet. Hospitals, private practices, medical associations and even health-related websites seeking to support clinicians' needs can now provide quick access to important drug information such as dosing, interactions and adverse reactions and patient education information by incorporating Epocrates® MedSearch (http://www. epocrates. com/medsearch/?cid=PR_ALERT1_medsearch).



Epocrates (http://www. epocrates. com/?cid=PR_ALERT1_epocrates), developer of the widely used PDA medical software (http://www. epocrates. com/products/?cid=PR_ALERT1_software), has made its drug search tool available for any health organization to post on their website. The convenient, easy-to-install search tool saves healthcare professionals time by allowing them to instantly look up clinical information for more than 3,300 drugs. The Epocrates MedSearch tool also turns patient visits to medical provider's homepages into a free interactive experience, enabling them to learn information such as how to take their medication and potential interactions or side effects.



Why: 

By having immediate access to up-to-date clinical information through the websites they use most often, healthcare professionals can rely on a trusted (and free) source for clinical information to provide better patient care. Additionally, patients can bookmark their medical provider's website as a valuable resource to better understand their treatments and become more involved in the continuum of care. Epocrates MedSearch is an innovative tool that adds value and 'stickiness' to any external or internal website, giving users another reason to visit more often and spend more time on it.



How:  

The drug search tool can be added to any website in just two easy steps. Visit www. epocrates. com/medsearch (http://www. epocrates. com/medsearch) to add it today.



The California Medical Association was among the first to enhance its website with this application. See the new tool in action by visiting http://www. cmanet. org/ (http://www. cmanet. org/).



For more information, please contact Erica Sniad Morgenstern at 650-227-6907 or pr@epocrates. com.



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Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers® Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers® Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles



Lumineers® have taken the world of dentistry by storm as being effective treatment options for patients with stained, chipped, or cracked teeth. But Lumineers® are also known for the benefits they bring patients who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear of going to the dentist. Dental Implant Associates, a practice dedicated to comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, is celebrating six years as a Lumineers® Preferred Provider, keeping up with the future of dentistry and offering new ways to alleviate the age-old fear of the dentist’s chair.



Chicago, IL (Vocus) July 27, 2009



The Dental Implant Associates, a dentistry practice in the Chicago area, sees a lot of patients come in to their offices who are stricken with fear of what will happen to them once they sit in the dentist’s chair. Like a lot of dental patients, many of them are looking to correct common aesthetic problems with the teeth such as chips, cracks, and stains; however, the idea of numbing shots or a drill coming at their teeth are enough to make them skip treatment altogether, making the problem worse. For the last six years, The Dental Implant Associates, specializing in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants in Chicago, has been a Preferred Provider of Lumineers® dental veneers, a long-lasting alternative to porcelain veneers that involves no drilling, no shots, and less office visits than other procedures.



Traditional dental veneers are effective at masking teeth problems such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and misalignment; however, they often require at least three visits to the dentist and a somewhat painful process of numbing injections and grinding down the affected tooth to make way for a permanent replacement veneer. Lumineers®, from Den-Mat Holdings, offer many of the same benefits, but with some significant differences. At The Dental Implant Associates’ Chicago Lumineers® practice, cosmetic dentists do not need to use needles and drills during treatment. Since Lumineers® are ultra-thin, about the size of a contact lens, they are placed over the existing teeth as they are – reshaping the tooth is not necessary. The Lumineers® process typically involves only two appointments: one to take an impression of the teeth; and another to bond the Lumineer® onto the tooth and polish it. Doctors with The Dental Implant Associates say that, with a Lumineer®, the tooth can look natural with the surrounding teeth, feel comfortable, and result in no pain or sensitivity during or after the procedure.



Lumineers® are not for everyone, particularly patients with extremely damaged teeth who would benefit more from porcelain dental veneers or other options. But Lumineers® can address many milder forms of tooth damage and discoloration, and they can last for up to 20 years or more. For patients who are unsure about Lumineers®, The Dental Implant Associates can provide them with another innovative option: 3D imaging. With the LUMIsmile Digital Imaging system, the patient’s picture is taken and then digitally retouched to reflect the likely outcome if he or she has a Lumineer® placed onto their tooth. It can’t predict the future, but it can give patients a clearer idea of how the Lumineer® can improve the appearance of their teeth before they even have the procedure.



Lumineers® are just one of the many ways Dental Implant Associates tries to keep ahead of the game in dental technology, and keeping smiles as healthy and bright as possible.



About The Dental Implant Associates

The Dental Implant Associates offers two convenient, state-of-the-art facilities in the Chicago and Oak Lawn, Illinois area. The North Chicago location is overseen by Larry Hoffman, DDS, Steven Flicker, DDS, and David Sher, DDS – all members of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. At the Oak Lawn location, Dr. Linda M. Weinfield and Dr. Edwin E. Weinfield are both members of the American Board of Oral Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Linas J. Bartuska is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a National Dental Honor Society in which fewer than 10 percent of all dentists have been elected. The Chicago implant and cosmetic dentists at The Dental Implant Associates comprise more than 100 combined years of experience. They provide comprehensive dental treatment in a spacious, comfortable office setting designed to ease any tensions and anxieties patients may have.



For more information on The Dental Implant Associates, the practice can be contacted at either of its two locations: North Chicago, 6258 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60659 – (773) 449-5037; or South Chicago – Oak Lawn, 9839 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn Illinois, 60453 – (708) 469-6338. The offices can also be contacted via website at http://www. dentalimplantassociates. com.



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How to Find the Best Products on the Internet

How to Find the Best Products on the Internet



Introducing the Worlds Largest Directory Of Electronically Deliverable Products. http://Shop925.net



(PRWEB) January 5, 2005



If youÂ’ve ever embarked on a shopping expedition on the Internet, you know itÂ’s easy to get lost in a sea of look-alike products and copycat offers. The Internet offers everything you could ever want. In fact, it offers about 50 different versions of everything you want.



The problem is, not you or anyone else on the planet has time to sort through all the offers for the best one. That is the beauty of ClickBank storefront websites. ClickBank offers over 11,400 of the Internets best, most in-demand electronically deliverable products. But donÂ’t be overwhelmed by the sheer number of products and opportunities ClickBank offers. Everything is appropriately categorized, making it easy to find the products and opportunities you want.



If you want to find the most extensive selection of products, visit a site like http://Shop925.net (http://Shop925.net). It is the only ClickBank Storefront to offer the full line of ClickBank Marketplace products, so if you want access to the best selection, that is the place to visit.



With the vastness of the Internet expanding every minute of every day, http://Shop925.net (http://Shop925.net) strives to continuously make shopping at the ClickBank Storefront as enjoyable as possible. The marketplace includes an extensive selection of shopping categories, such as Business-to-Business, Computer and Internet, Fun and Entertainment, Health and Fitness, Home and Family, Marketing and Advertising, Money and Employment, Society and Culture, and Sports and Recreation.



The industry's first search box plug-in which duplicates the abilities of the search box located on the Storefront, and allows you to very simply integrate this capability right into their existing web site or desktop.



Either way, next time you decide to do a little Internet shopping, use the http://Shop925.net (http://Shop925.net) site and youÂ’ll find exactly what youÂ’re looking for in no time.



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Finalists Selected for the 2009 Edison Best New Product Awards

Finalists Selected for the 2009 Edison Best New Product Awards



Prestigious Awards Recognize Excellence in New Product Development, Marketing and Innovation



Chicago (PRWEB) February 11, 2009



On this day in 1847, Thomas Edison was born. In honor and celebration of America's greatest inventor and innovator, the finalists for the prestigious 2009 Edison Best New Product Awards™ are being unveiled today. The awards are among the most elite accolades honoring excellence in new product development, marketing, and innovation. Strategic implementation partners for the 2009 awards program include the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University, the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) and The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB). 



The Edison Best New Product Awards, sponsored this year by Google, The Nielsen Company and Steelcase, focus on new products and services that excel in marketplace innovation, marketplace success, technological innovation, market structure innovation, and societal impact. These criteria align with Edison's own innovation best practices, called the Five Competencies of Innovation. MENG members nationwide cast their ballots for entries they deemed worthy of being linked to the Edison name.



"I can't think of a better way to recognize Thomas Edison's birthday than to announce the finalists for the 2009 Edison Best New Product Awards," stated Sarah Miller Caldicott, great grandniece of Thomas Edison and co-author of Innovate Like Edison. "I'm excited to see such high caliber entries this year. The Edison Awards Steering Committee had some intense debates in selecting which nominations would make the ballot." Caldicott is also Chairperson of the Edison Awards Steering Committee.



Awards will be announced in 10 categories, including: Consumer Packaged Goods, Science & Medical, Lifestyle & Social Impact, Energy & Sustainability, Technology, Industrial Design, Living & Working Environments, Media & Visual Communications, Transportation, and Electronics & Computers. Finalists include:



Science and Medical

Insight High Throughput Experimentation Platform, from a subsidiary of Nuvo Research, Inc. Omnipod Insulin Management System, from Insulet Corp. 23AndMe Personal Genome Service, from 23AndMe i-LIMB Hand, from Touch Bionics



Electronics and Computers

Google G1 Android Phone, from T-Mobile and Google Apple iPhone, from Apple



Energy and Sustainability

Bixi - Montreal's Public Bike System Essentials Cleaner from Arm & Hammer Paradigm Earth Study 360, from Paradigm Digital Subsurface Asset Management



Technology

EssenceWise brand tracking system, from Wise Window, Inc. Realsight Quantitative Anthropology video tracking system, from Realsight Speedo LZR Racer, from Speedo WiiFit, from Nintendo



Transportation

Trek Madone 5.2, from Trek Bicycle Corporation WorldWide Telescope, from Microsoft Verdier Solar Powered Eco-Camper, from Verdier



Industrial Design

Macbook Air, from Apple



Lifestyle and Social Impact

Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign Healthiest Companies in America, from Unicom Marketing Mint. com The Apple App Store, from Apple



Living and Working Environments

Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona



Media and Communications

Flip Mino Camcorder, from Pure Digital Technologies, Inc. Instructional Genome, from Noggin Labs



Consumer Packaged Goods

Olay Regenerist facial care, from Procter & Gamble No Frizz styling line, from Living Proof Inc. Tide to Go, from Procter & Gamble



Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced at an Awards Gala on April 1, 2009 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. To register to attend, visit Edison Award (http://www. edisonawards. com/Awards/2009EdisonAwards. html).



About The Edison Awards:

The Edison Best New Products Award™ recognizes the persistence and excellence Thomas Edison personified, qualities which have allowed America to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global economy. The Edison Achievement Award™ honors business leaders who have displayed the persistence, collaboration, and creativity necessary to promote successful innovation in their organizations. For more information about The Edison Awards, visit Edison Awards Website (http://www. edisonawards. com).



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Groundbreaking Research on Management of Cardiometabolic Syndrome to be Presented at American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention, August 11-15

Groundbreaking Research on Management of Cardiometabolic Syndrome to be Presented at American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention, August 11-15



Metabolic Syndrome Patients Can Benefit From Therapy Combining Medical Foods with Dietary Change, According to Preliminary Results of Multi-center Clinical Trial Sponsored by Metagenics, Inc.



San Clemente, CA (Vocus) August 11, 2010



Dr. Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD, Director of Medicine at Metagenics, Inc. will present “Phytonutrients and the Metabolic Syndrome” during the 25th Annual American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2010 Convention, in Portland, Oregon, August 11-15. He will discuss results from three studies including preliminary findings from a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the effects of a specific food plan and medical food combination in women with metabolic syndrome.



During the 12-week multi-center trial, all subjects were placed on a low-glycemic-load, Mediterranean-style food plan. The preliminary results suggest that while all subjects benefitted from the program, those who supplemented their diet with a specifically designed medical food called UltraMeal® PLUS 360° had better results in key risk factors for cardiovascular disease: total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and the ratio apoB/apoA-1.



Metabolic syndrome affects one in three American adults, significantly increasing their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many other lifestyle-related chronic illnesses. It’s defined as the presence of three or more of the following: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, central obesity (“apple shape”), high triglycerides, and low HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Major health organizations including the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association recommend lifestyle therapy, including a healthy diet and exercise, as the first line of therapy in treating metabolic syndrome.

The multi-center clinical trial was conducted at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL; the University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT; and the University of California, Irvine Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and was sponsored by Metagenics (ClinicalTrials. gov Identifier: NCT01010841).



The trial preliminary results appear to support those of an earlier study conducted by Metagenics and published in Nutrition & Metabolism [(Lond) 2008;5:29 PMID:18983673], which indicated that individuals with metabolic syndrome benefited more from a professionally-guided lifestyle therapy program consisting of 1) a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet, 2) moderate exercise, and 3) a soy-based medical food containing plant sterols and a supplement of patented extracts from hops and acacia than the lifestyle program without the medical food and supplement.



“The multi-center clinical trial results further support the use of Metagenics’ UltraMeal® PLUS 360° medical food as part of lifestyle therapy addressing metabolic syndrome and other chronic illnesses that may stem from it,” said Dr. Lerman. “We believe these results are solid evidence that our unique combination of lifestyle and targeted nutrition offers a powerful approach for naturopathic physicians in managing their patients suffering from this all-too-common condition.”



About Metagenics, Inc.

Metagenics, Inc. (http://www. metagenics. com (http://www. metagenics. com)), headquartered in San Clemente, CA, is a global life sciences company focused on reversing chronic illness and improving health. Metagenics supports healthcare practitioners in incorporating lifestyle medicine into their practices, offering education and practice management programs such as FirstLine Therapy® to assist them in this transition. More than 75,000 healthcare professionals in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South America, South Africa and Asia use Metagenics’ products to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Founded in 1983, Metagenics has established a leadership role by successfully merging nutritional genomics, functional medicine, and lifestyle medicine to develop solutions to society’s most pressing health concerns. In August, 2009, Metagenics entered into a joint venture with Alticor (http://www. alticor. com (http://www. alticor. com)), a global leader in the nutrition and wellness industry. Alticor is an $8B corporation offering products, business opportunities, product development, manufacturing and logistic services in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide. Both Metagenics and Alticor share a philosophy for promoting good nutrition, healthy living and natural science.



About UltraMeal® PLUS 360° by Metagenics

UltraMeal® PLUS 360° is a medical food containing soy, phytosterols and patented extracts from hops and acacia, called selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs), which have been developed specifically to address metabolic syndrome and other chronic illnesses that may stem from it. UltraMeal® PLUS 360° is available by recommendation from a health care provider. To find providers who prescribe this product, visit http://www. metagenics. com (http://www. metagenics. com).



For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Lerman, please contact:



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National Runaway Switchboard, Rock Band Partner for Youth Runaway Prevention Campaign

National Runaway Switchboard, Rock Band Partner for Youth Runaway Prevention Campaign



Stereo Fuse to deliver National Runaway Prevention Month messages via "Like I Do" single and video.



Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2006



In this culture of attention deficient superficiality, it's no wonder that substance abuse, depression and suicide in youth and teens are at a staggering high. According to the Office of Applied Studies and Mental Health Services Administration, 1.6 million youth ran from home in 2002. And according to the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS), more than half of the youth calls handled through its 1-800-RUNAWAY crisis line deal with a youth who is already on the street as a runaway, throwaway, or homeless youth. This very dangerous reaction to internal and external pressures is the focus of November's National Runaway Prevention Month.



NRS is the Chicago-based federally-designated national communication system for homeless and runaway youth. The organization handles an average of 100,000 calls annually providing solution-focused crisis intervention, referrals to more than 17,000 resources, and education and prevention services to youth, families and community members throughout the country. Additionally, NRS reaches at-risk youth by providing educational information and materials to U. S. high schools, and by maintaining a youth-targeted website - www. switched-onmag. org. It is on this level the pop rock band Stereo Fuse will use its song "Like I Do" as a soundtrack to further dialogue about the crisis.



Penned by singer Colin Hill, "Like I Do" was a re-exploration of common teenage experiences and the feelings of disenfranchisement and disillusionment. Having rough years as an older teen, Hill wanted to offer in this song a sense of understanding and hope. Said Hill, "I do believe in the importance of giving positive messages to kids. They face life-altering challenges every day, and need support." With that, Stereo Fuse is foregoing the traditional promotion of "Like I Do" and directing the radio campaign and video promotion at National Runaway Prevention Month. "We could be all about the band right now, but this is more important. When more than a million kids are leaving their homes thinking the streets are safer, there's a big problem that needs to be enlightened," asserts Hill.



The music video thematically represents many of the reasons kids run away, and provides several ways to reach NRS. It will be seen on cable, at retail and lifestyle outlets and in movie theatres through the end of the year. Stereo Fuse will also tour high schools to enhance the NRS campaign through music.



The Dallas-based Stereo Fuse is Colin Hill (vocals/guitar), Jeff Quay (guitars) and Chad Jenkins (drums). ALL THAT REMAINS (Toucan Cove / Universal) which features "Like I Do" is in stores now.



To partner with, for more information, and to schedule interviews with the National Runaway Switchboard and Stereo Fuse: contact Deborah on 323.467.7633.



ABOUT TOUCAN COVE:



Toucan Cove Entertainment is home to a beloved and diverse roster of artists in genres from pop and rock, hip hop and Americana to Celtic and electronic. Earning chart placement where previously only major labels lived, Toucan Cove supports each artist with the full strength of its experienced radio, sales, marketing and media executives. Creative campaigns and strong relationships afford Toucan Cove artists unique visibilities that continue to drive the building success of the label. Toucan Cove Entertainment, LLC is manufactured and marketed by Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., and is distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp.



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