QHR Management Services Client Achieves Near Perfect HCAHPS Scores

QHR Management Services Client Achieves Near Perfect HCAHPS Scores



James L. Horrar, president and CEO of QHR, today recognized QHR client King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Miss., for achieving the second highest HCAHPS scores in the nation in the first round of the national patient satisfaction survey results. Ninety-eight percent of KDMC patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to friends and family members.



Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 5, 2008



James L. Horrar, president and CEO of QHR, today recognized QHR client King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Miss., for achieving the second highest HCAHPS scores in the nation in the first round of the national patient satisfaction survey results. Ninety-eight percent of KDMC patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to friends and family members.



The HCAHPS, or Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, survey is a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives of hospital care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has asked hospitals to report this information so that consumers can make valid comparisons across all hospitals.



"QHR salutes King's Daughters entire staff for making patients the top priority," said Horrar. "Having patients recommend the hospital to friends and family is more effective than any advertising campaign."



Hospital CEO Alvin Hoover noted, "We focus on patient-centered care, and it's great to have an objective confirmation of our success. Our hospital staff is committed to meeting the needs of patients, as part of our culture."



QHR is a family of brands that has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR Management Services is the dominant market leader in hospital management resources, with nearly 170 current multi-year clients across the United States. QHR Consulting Services is among the 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms in the United States, with more than 150 consultants providing financial, operational and strategic support to hospitals. Each year, the QHR Learning Institute trains more than 8,000 healthcare professionals to achieve business goals by improving their leadership and management capabilities. For more information, go to www. qhr. com.



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ZyDoc Medical Transcription Collaborates in NYSTAR Long Island Regional Innovation Partnership

ZyDoc Medical Transcription Collaborates in NYSTAR Long Island Regional Innovation Partnership



ZyDoc Medical Transcription, a technical leader in medical transcription and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has endorsed The New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) Regional Partnership program. This initiative, designed to strengthen and improve the ability of emerging and established technology-related companies to grow and prosper in New York State, focuses upon technology commercialization.



Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2007



ZyDoc announced that they will collaborate in the NYSTAR Long Island Regional Innovation Partnership Proposal. As a software development company and business services provider, ZyDoc recognizes the fundamental importance of technology development, commercialization, and dissemination for a regional economy. We realize that we must develop and grow our own new ventures and work together to retain emerging ventures locally in order to capture the economic benefits of their growth, which we want to expand. It is also important to ensure that new technologies that offer efficiency and competitiveness benefits are available to all of our companies and economic entities.



James M. Maisel, M. D., Chairman of ZyDoc states, "ZyDoc is an award-winning software development company. Our speech recognition and business productivity software and services are widely disseminated throughout the medical industry. These services are used on a daily basis by physicians to enhance the efficiency, lower cost, and improved outcomes for thousands of patients encounters daily with secure web-based medical records. Our company provides infrastructure support for numerous individual physicians, medical groups, ambulatory surgical practices, and hospitals in Long Island and now across the nation. We have experienced doubling of our growth in each of the past two years and anticipate further acceleration in the future."



Dr. Maisel further elaborates, "Stony Brook University has assembled an extraordinary large, powerful, and impressive group of public and private sector economic development organization and partners together. Under the leadership of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, the program's critical goals will create tremendous resourses. ZyDoc focuses on the technology development and applications phases of the technology commercialization process. We pledge to the achievement of the Regional Partnership Program's important goals or resources for expertise to evaluate technological validity and workforce training."



About Stony Brook's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)



The Center of Excellence In Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) was created in 2003. The Center is a next generation research and educational facility whose vision is four-fold: become recognized as a world leader in wireless and IT, conduct first-class interdisciplinary research in the emerging, critical technologies of the information age, address the skilled technology worker shortage, and foster new enterprise development.



Over the last four years, the Center has worked hard to build strategic alliances and business partnerships among the academic, scientific, and business communities. Our partners include some of the world's best known and most sophisticated giants of wireless and information technology including IBM and Cisco Systems. The Center is building on these past achievements and has lay the foundation for R&D partnerships with its partners and sponsors.



About ZyDoc Medican Transcription:



Founded in 1993, ZyDoc is a full-service e-transcription company featuring HIPAA compliant web-based records, e-signature, faxing, and legacy integration solutions. Physicians, transcription companies, and hospitals use these services to produce, organize, and distribute multispecialty patient electronic medical records (EMR) in regional health information networks (RHIO). ZyDoc solves the PC literacy, data entry bottleneck, implementation, and cost issues that plague other clinical documentation EMR companies. The company uses award-winning transparent embedded technology that leverages front and back-end speech recognition, workflow enhancements, and the Internet with ASP applications. ZyDoc is a development partner with SUNY Computer Sciences at Stony Brook, an Olympus authorized distributor, and an IBM Speech Premiere Business Partner. In 2004, ZyDoc was ranked third nationally in medical transcription by the Medical Records Institute.



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SeekOver. com Partners with ExerciseFriends. com

SeekOver. com Partners with ExerciseFriends. com



SeekOver. com (http://www. SeekOver. com), Livedoor’s English portal today announced its partnership with ExerciseFriends. com (http://www. eXerciseFriends. com), the best place to find friends to exercise with, currently ranked the sixth most popular fitness website on the Internet by Alexa. com (an Amazon. com company).



Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 5, 2005



SeekOver. com (http://www. SeekOver. com (http://www. SeekOver. com)), Livedoor’s English portal today announced its partnership with ExerciseFriends. com(http://www. eXerciseFriends. com (http://www. eXerciseFriends. com)), the best place to find friends to exercise with, currently ranked the sixth most popular fitness website on the Internet by Alexa. com (an Amazon. com company).



The SeekOver. com exercise channel features success stories, offers a newsletter, fitness tips and articles, BMI and calorie calculator to a weight loss forum and much more. The exercise channel allows users to find workout partners by any of the over 100 activities listed from walking hiking running, tennis, rollerblading, volleyball to even hang gliding and spelunking. There are several other ways to search for partners too from searching by gender, state or zipcode to browsing forums, clubs, teams & groups or searching by different types of workout facilities all for free.



ExerciseFriends. com fosters an exercise environment that encourages people to share certain attributes and thus provides a multitude of ways for users to connect. On SeekOver. com’s exercise channel, users create a profile that includes age and gender, skill level, goals, best days and time to exercise, and favorite activities (there are 111 choices) and then the site matches potential exercise buddies. Seekover. com’s exercise channel provides consumers the opportunity to meet an exercise partner and find friends that can help you stay motivated to exercise.



“This partnership is a great way to provide a safe place for our users to find an exercise partner” said Mariana Herrera, Business Development Director “It’s also an innovative way to match people with varied exercise interests and provide them with motivational support.”



“Partnering with SeekOver. com is a big step for ExerciseFriends. com because it opens the world of health and fitness to a vast new audience,” said Patrick McCluskey, president and co-founder of ExerciseFriends. com. “SeekOver. com already provides its users with great features and content and I am excited that Livedoor selected ExerciseFriends. com as their preferred partner to connect their users to meet local area friends to exercise with. It is well know that people who exercise with a friend tend to stick with it longer and get better results! Our ability to connect people based on favorite healthy activities, skill level and schedule will be a great value-added feature for Livedoor’s SeekOver. com.”



About SeekOver. com:



SeekOver. com is Livedoor’s English portal. It features a user-friendly format with content ranging from news headlines, sports columns, entertainment, games, finance, resourceful articles, and special event sections. SeekOver. com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan based Livedoor Co. Ltd. [TSE: 4753].



About ExerciseFriends. com:



ExerciseFriends. Com was launched in January of 2005 with the mission to help people across the world find friends in their local area to exercise with that share the same schedule and fitness level. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol are all on the rise and each of these conditions can be reduced or eliminated through exercise and proper nutrition. Obesity related deaths are now the number two preventable killer in the United States and is expected to surpass smoking as the number one preventable killer of Americans in the not too distant future. Meet Friends. Exercise More! www. eXerciseFriends. com.



SeekOver. com Contact:



Beth Cann



305-513-0013 ext. 222



Beth. cann@livedoorinc. com



ExerciseFriends. com Contact:



Christian Scarborough



512-244-7088



Cscarborough@austin. rr. com



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Hungry Seniors Can't Afford to Eat More Nutritiously, the Alameda County Community Food Bank Discovers After Conducting Focus Groups

Hungry Seniors Can't Afford to Eat More Nutritiously, the Alameda County Community Food Bank Discovers After Conducting Focus Groups



Low-income seniors may not know where their next meal will come from and therefore are unable to concentrate on good nutrition. Many seniors aren't enrolled in the food stamp program, and now the USDA wants to cut funds to programs that build awareness of food stamps.



Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2004



Low-income seniors may not know where their next meal will come from and therefore are unable to concentrate on good nutrition, a focus group summary report released today by the Alameda County Community Food Bank revealed. This inability to care about healthy eating due to lack of food security held true even though seniors living below the poverty line are more likely to suffer from diet-related diseases like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.



While policy makers prescribe nutrition education as the solution to the explosion of diet-related diseases among low-income populations, the Food Bank's newly released qualitative data suggests that education alone will not address this problem until issues of hunger and food insecurity are first resolved.



"We know what to eat, it just takes money," said one senior at a focus group at St. MaryÂ’s Center in Oakland, California. "We don't have problems eating correctly. Our problem is finances."



"You canÂ’t teach people to eat healthy when they donÂ’t have anything to eat," says Jessica Bartholow, Director of Education, Advocacy and Outreach at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. "It's impossible to improve the nutritional quality of food that low-income seniors eat without first addressing their lack of access to food."



Bartholow explains that seniors in particular need to be educated about the Food Stamp Program, the country's first line of defense against hunger, as senior participation rates in this nutrition program are among the lowest.



The Food Bank's findings come at a time when federal officials have proposed restricting funding through the Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) Program, limiting the type of nutrition education allowed and narrowing the target population of people eligible to receive services. Advocates argue that nutrition education must also include education about how to access food.



"The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) should acknowledge that a precondition for good nutritional outcomes is access to adequate resources to purchase food," states Ellen Vollinger, Food Stamp Director at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) based in Washington, DC.



The Alameda County Community Food BankÂ’s food stamp promotion project is just one of several similar programs in California that currently receives federal funding for programs that increase access to food for low-income households.



In 2003, the Food BankÂ’s program educated over 30,000 low-income households about the food stamp program and other federal nutrition programs that could increase their ability to get food. Funding for programs like these will be cut throughout the country if the new funding framework being proposed by the USDA is approved.



The framework would not only cut funding to community based programs that increase access to food for low-income people but would also cut funding for nutrition education services for families, seniors and children unless they are currently participating in or applying for the Food Stamp Program. The proposed cuts, including $80 million in California programs alone, will be decided upon in the next few months.



This past week, the Food Bank joined over 1,000 other community-based organizations, advocates, schools, public health offices, and church leaders in sending letters to USDA officials requesting that they reconsider the newly proposed funding framework. Advocates were joined by 24 Representatives from CaliforniaÂ’s Congressional Delegation who signed a letter written by Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) opposing the cuts.



Established in 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank works with 300 community based organizations, including soup kitchens and food pantries, to provide emergency food assistance to 120,000 people in need each month. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank works to break the cycle of poverty and hunger through education and advocacy efforts. For more information, call (510) 834-3663 or visit www. accfb. org.



To contact FRAC, visit www. frac. org or call Ellen Vollinger at 202-986-2200, ext. 3016



To contact the USDA, visit www. usda. gov, or call the USDA Office of Communications at 202-720-4623



To contact Representative Baca, call Joanne Peters at 202-225-6161



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Harley Medical Group Reports Politicians are First in Line for Nip and Tuck Boom

Harley Medical Group Reports Politicians are First in Line for Nip and Tuck Boom



The Harley Medical Group reports high flying men including politicians and business leaders are increasingly investing in cosmetic surgery and Botox as a means of safeguarding their careers



(PRWEB) July 31, 2008



The Harley Medical Group has reported that high flying men including politicians and business leaders are increasingly investing in cosmetic surgery and Botox as a means of safeguarding their careers particularly in light of the looming recession.



The latest figures released by The Harley Medical Group (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/)), the UK's largest cosmetic surgery provider, indicate a rise in the number of male high flyers going under the knife over the last six months. The figures also show that politicians and males in the hard-hit media industry are leading the way.



Up 33% year-on-year is "Man Bag Removal", which involves surgically taking away the loose, bagging skin below the eye. This procedure which is technically called blepharoplasty has now been re-dubbed "Politician's Eye Paunch Removal" by some surgeons in reference to the number of politicians booking in over the summer recess. Male facelifts are up 17% with the Botox Boys continuing to have top-ups, while the numbers having the near areas on their furrowed brows smoothed out with Botox jabs has seen an overall 43% increase year-on-year.



Dr Fratti, cosmetic surgeon at The Harley Medical Group, commented, "High stress careers take their toll on the face and can speed the ageing process - looking at how much Tony Blair aged during his time in power is a prime example. Coupled with this, politicians are under pressure to present a clean cut/fresh faced image. Botox (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/line--and--wrinkle-treatments/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/non-surgical-solutions/line--and--wrinkle-treatments/)) and fillers and/or facial surgery are obvious solutions - with August seen by some MPs as the month to undergo cosmetic surgery (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/)) treatment and retreat to the country for post operative recovery, before facing the world afresh in September. In my opinion Gordon Brown, for example, would benefit from blepharoplasty to both upper and lower lids, neck lift and liposuction (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/cosmetic-surgery-for-women/the-body/liposuctionfat-removal-liposculpture/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/cosmetic-surgery-for-women/the-body/liposuctionfat-removal-liposculpture/)) to the chin for a full rejuvenation effect."



Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group, added: "Lines and wrinkles used to be considered a good thing in world leaders, as a sign of their life experience and gained wisdom. However with new labour, we saw a more youthful political image being put forward - with the Cool Britannia campaign."



Dr Fratti concluded, "Many male patients in their 40s and 50s cite their career as the reason for their surgery, especially with the credit crunch putting increased pressure on business leaders, particularly in the media industry. The business world is such a youth driven environment, particularly in the City where the average age of a trader is late 20s. Competition is tough and as you get older you're expected to retire. Our patients feel looking younger gives them an edge in their career, especially during a time when job cuts are now becoming rife."



According to surgeons at The Harley Medical Group, men have a very different approach to their surgery than women. Unlike women who will discuss their operation with their friends and family, men generally don't, instead they use the internet to do the research about their plastic surgery (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/ (http://www. harleymedical. co. uk/)) procedure. Often the first time they'll discuss it with anyone will be the nurse counsellor they'll see before their consultation with the surgeon.



Notes to Editor:

The Harley Medical Group has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. In 2004, The Harley Medical Group's Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department's Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group's clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission. There are now 21 clinics in the UK and Ireland.



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Architectural Resource Announces Behind the Drywall Tour in Ann Arbor: "The Visible Green House"

Architectural Resource Announces Behind the Drywall Tour in Ann Arbor: "The Visible Green House"



Architectural Resource LLC and Meadowlark Builders have teamed with homeowners Scott Ward and Kathleen Folger to offer the public a rare hands-on opportunity to visit and view their in-progress "Deep Green" whole house gut-rehab remodeling project of their Ann Arbor home. The tour will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 9am to 5pm at 1303 Brooks Street. Register by visiting www. behindthedrywall. com.



Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) August 17, 2009



Architectural Resource LLC and Meadowlark Builders have teamed with homeowners Scott Ward and Kathleen Folger to offer the public a rare hands-on opportunity to visit and view the in-progress "Deep Green" whole house gut-rehab remodeling project of their Ann Arbor home. The tour will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 9am to 5pm at 1303 Brooks Street. The event is free, however pre-registration is required by visiting www. behindthedrywall. com.



Attendees will be able to glimpse what makes up the core of a 'Deep Green' remodeling/addition project and take away new insights and inspirations that they can apply to their own homes and pending projects.



This comprehensive green remodel is a pending LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-level project. This represents the highest attainable level of green performance rating and is positioned to be the third remodel to achieve this coveted status in Michigan. Architectural Resource and Meadowlark Builders are responsible for the first and second similarly-honored projects, also in Ann Arbor.



The tour will present a plethora of the latest cutting-edge Green design and building strategies. Some of the highlights include Advanced Framing Techniques for optimal structural material and insulative value engineering; state of the art spray polyurethane foam insulation; an advanced thermal envelope wall and roof assembly; geothermal heating and cooling system, recycled and reclaimed materials from demolition; specially designed "future ready" building energy systems and accessibility options; ultra low water use strategy; advanced interior air quality techniques; and "not-so-big house" design strategies that enhance living environments while maximizing efficient space use through intelligent design.



Why Green Remodeling Matters

Considering our dwindling energy and material resources and our planet's ecological distress, each of us as homeowners has a unique and important role to play to make a change for the better. According to the USDOE, the residential sector accounts for 22% of the total energy consumed in the US and 74% of the water. 21% of U. S. carbon dioxide emissions are contributed by the residential sector. Indoor air pollutants can often be four to five times as high as outdoor levels of the same irritants. Green home design and building addresses these issues by creating homes that have a much higher performance level than conventional homes. There are currently more than 107 million existing residential units in the U. S., and the Brookings Institute has estimated that 75% of all buildings that will be in use by 2050 are already built. If we are to reach carbon neutral goals, these existing buildings, our homes, represent the greatest opportunity to meet those goals by reducing resource use while providing greater health and comfort to all inhabitants. Come and see how.



Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

The U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as system to define and measure "Green Buildings." The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, market-driven building rating system based on existing proven technology that derives market strength and credibility through industry-wide development of the LEED products. The LEED for Homes Rating System provides a basis for quantifying the benefits of green homes, thereby facilitating a wider adoption of this more sustainable approach to home building. The LEED for Homes rating system uses eight different resource categories to measure the overall performance of a home. By awarding credits for different aspects of each of the eight categories the level of a home's performance can be separated into four performance tiers: Certified; Silver; Gold; and Platinum, with Platinum being the most difficult and highest level attainable.



About Architectural Resource

Architectural Resource, headed by Michael Klement A. I.A., N. C.A. R.B., is a full-service, national award-winning, Ann Arbor-based architectural design firm specializing exclusively in fine residential design of new homes, cottages, additions, remodels, and renovations. Since the firm's inception in 1991, creating healthy and energy efficient buildings has been a fundamental aspect of its core mission.



Michael is a member of the American Institute of Architects, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, The American Institute of Building Design, is a Certified Professional Building Designer through the National Council of Building Designers, and holds Certified Green Professional and Certified Aging in Place Specialist designations through the NAHB.



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EnovateIT Introduces Break-through Technology with Auto-Off LCD Monitor Feature That Helps Meet HIPAA Privacy Requirements on Wall Computing Stations

EnovateIT Introduces Break-through Technology with Auto-Off LCD Monitor Feature That Helps Meet HIPAA Privacy Requirements on Wall Computing Stations



This new push button, ergonomically adjustable Wall Mounted Workstation Series from EnovateIT enhances clinician workflow & patient safety, while also addressing computer theft and healthcare facility aesthetic issues.



Troy, MI (PRWEB) January 5, 2007



As hospitals adopt electronic health record applications, they also need to bring the technology to the patient's bedside to realize the full benefits of the system. Healthcare institutions are faced with three major issues when implementing these technologies: patient confidentiality, ergonomics and infection control. Hospitals must overcome these hurdles in order to have successful deployments. Clinician input regarding these hurdles, gathered over years of consulting, provided EnovateIT -- one of the nation's leading healthcare integrators -- the impetus to create this distinctive, clinician-friendly wall computing station series that help resolve these challenges.



The new Wall Mounted Workstation addresses the three major concerns of clinicians. Patient confidentiality is maintained by the automatic LCD monitor shut-off when the keyboard tray is closed. This break-through technology is the first of its kind used in the healthcare venue. Proper ergonomics are achieved by 12 inches of height adjustability with the push of a button. The glass monitor enclosure, coupled with medical grade keyboard and mouse, provides an infection control environment.



The workstation's attractive fine furniture design complements today's healthcare movement to a more patient-friendly environment. These workstations come in a wide variety of wood grain and laminate colors that meet hospital design criteria. Additional features include secure computer mounting that helps deter theft, as well as an optional auto-retracting keyboard shelf.



Fred Calero, EnovateIT Vice President, stated, "Our purpose in developing the Wall Mounted Workstation Series was to provide clinicians with an easily accessible, secure computing station that would help improve data accuracy, patient safety and clinician efficiency."



EnovateIT will provide hands-on demonstrations of the workstation in their booth #2959 at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans, February 26 - March 1, 2007. On-site product demonstrations are also available by contacting the company.



About EnovateIT



About EnovateIT, LLC - Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, EnovateIT is a leading provider of mobile wireless solutions and a premier global systems integrator for healthcare. With more than 40,000 installations in over 1,100 healthcare facilities, EnovateIT provides secure cost effective mobile solutions for medication delivery systems, computerized physician order entry, clinical documentation, and electronic medical records systems. EnovateIT not only offers the products to facilitate wireless information solutions, but also the services and support to make it a reality. Visit EnovateIT at www. enovateit. com or call 248-655-0548.



Media Contact



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EnovateIT, LLC



248.655.0548



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Bay Area Talk Radio Host Prescribes Daily Dose of Happiness: Dr. Schinnerer Talks Positive Psychology & Science Behind Staying Happy

Bay Area Talk Radio Host Prescribes Daily Dose of Happiness: Dr. Schinnerer Talks Positive Psychology & Science Behind Staying Happy



Dr. John Schinnerer, a positive psychologist and optimistic talk show host of Guide to Self Radio, coaches listeners from a state of merely surviving to absolutely thriving.



Richmond, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2006



Dr. John Schinnerer, a positive psychologist and optimistic talk show host of Guide to Self Radio, coaches listeners from a state of merely surviving to absolutely thriving.



Aired live on KDIA 1640 AM’s radio network Monday through Fridays at 5:00 pm, Guide To Self Radio focuses on helping listeners identify their God-given strengths and use them to get engaged and passionate at home and at work. Greater engagement leads to a life of happiness and meaning. “Where most people look at the negative, point out limitations, and focus on destructive behaviors,” explains Dr. John Schinnerer, “Guide To Self finds the positive, explores possibilities and focuses on the positive traits.” To date, the radio show has broadcast over 150 programs to more than 12,000 listeners, which includes interviews with special guests like authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Fred Luskin and topics covering from forgiveness to how the brain works to dealing with toxic people to building greater resiliency to creating a more passionate life to increasing emotional awareness.



“Scientific research has recently shown that everyone can learn to increase their level of happiness, emotional intelligence, passion and satisfaction with life,” continues Dr. Schinnerer. “The most exciting part it is that my work is not merely motivational speech or bits of baseless self help advice. It’s science.”



The key to a happy and successful life lies within the acronym InSPIRE:



'In' for Inward-looking



'S' for Spiritual



'P' for Physical



'I' for Intellectual



'R' for Relational



'E' for Emotional



Developments of each of the areas listed above are possible by using simple yet powerful exercises that have proven to increase satisfaction in life.



These new approaches to the world are taught through Guide To Self's clinically proven exercises. For instance, the first exercise is called The Three Blessings and requires listeners to write down three things that went well in their lives each day. They can be big events - such as having a new baby - or little events, such as staying calm during an upsetting confrontation at work. Right next to the positive event, clients write down why they think these things went well.



It’s a simple yet profound way to slowly move the client from negative to positive mindset, from pessimistic to optimistic. "It is an incredibly powerful yet easy exercise which shows people how to appreciate all the good things that occur in their lives every day, and how they contribute to these good things, as opposed to rehashing past mistakes," says Dr. John Schinnerer, president and CEO of Guide To Self. "The most important thing is that these exercises have been proven in scientific studies to help most folks reduce their sadness and irritability and increase their happiness."



About John Schinnerer



John Schinnerer, PhD founded Guide To Self in 2004. He is a psychologist out of U. C. Berkeley, and has been a coach and counselor for over 10 years. Dr. Schinnerer sits on the Leadership Council for The Wellness Community. He has served two terms on the Leadership Team of HR ExecNet and was past-President of the Tri-Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA). His areas of expertise range from emotional self-awareness and control, to overcoming fear to ethical and moral development to parenting. He is a noted writer and speaker on topics such as emotional intelligence, optimizing brain functioning, and creating a healthy and efficient workplace. Raised in San Ramon, CA, Dr. John Schinnerer is married with four children and resides in Alamo, CA. For more information, go to www. guidetoself. com.



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PR Contact: Debbie Fitzgerald,



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New Emergency Assessment Unit Opens Its Doors

New Emergency Assessment Unit Opens Its Doors



Staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital have been putting the finishing touches to the new Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU), and from this week are welcoming the first patients to the new facilities.



Gloucestershire, England (PRWEB) June 24, 2006



The EAU has come a long way since September last year when the 68 modular units or 'building blocks' provided by PKL Heathcare that made up the unit were dropped into place. Over the last six months PKL Healthcare's building work has continued inside the unit to make it ready to open its doors to its first patients.



The unit will change the way emergency care is organised in the hospital. It will provide one 'front door' for emergencies instead of the current two - the Accident and Emergency department and the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU), which are situated at opposite ends of the hospital.



Patients will be assessed on arrival in the Emergency Department (ED) adjacent to the EAU by an integrated multi-professional team including doctors, nurses and other staff who will make early decisions about treatment and care. This will enable the team to decide whether patients can be discharged, managed within the EAU or need a specialist opinion or possible admission to the main hospital.



The unit will feature medical and surgical short-stay wards and an adult Clinical Decision Unit and a Children's Observation Unit, improved access to radiology facilities and rapid pathology testing, plus rapid access clinic facilities for emergency patients.



The Clinical Decision Unit, an area for observation or treatment and further clinical decision-making, is already open to patients. Over the next few weeks the other areas of the EAU will become occupied and will be up and running. The official opening will take place in June.



Please visit http://www. pklhealthcare. co. uk (http://www. pklhealthcare. co. uk)



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Performancesoft Announces Sponsorship of Thought Leadership Day 2005, a Gathering of Experts Discussing Real-World Performance Management Best Practices

Performancesoft Announces Sponsorship of Thought Leadership Day 2005, a Gathering of Experts Discussing Real-World Performance Management Best Practices



Thought Leadership Day 2005 is a one of a kind event offering both corporate and government professionals with the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s foremost thinkers to go beyond the ‘hype’ of Performance Management and into the ‘trenches’ of what really needs to be done to drive success.



(PRWEB) October 7, 2005



performancesoft Inc. is proud to announce that it is sponsoring ‘Thought Leadership Day 2005’, an event geared towards the application of ‘real-world’ Performance Management. Targeted towards professionals wanting to implement cutting edge Performance Management best practices at their organization, Thought Leadership Day 2005 has gathered experts from a variety of fields to help attendees ‘go the next mile’ in Performance Management. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd, at the Westin Harbor Savannah, in Savannah, Georgia.



Thought Leadership Day 2005 is a one of a kind event offering both corporate and government professionals with the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s foremost thinkers to go beyond the ‘hype’ of Performance Management and into the ‘trenches’ of what really needs to be done to drive success. These Performance Management Thought Leaders have combined to help thousands of Global 9000 organizations from multiple industries and diverse government agencies achieve tangible Performance Management results.



Organizations that will be presenting at Thought Leadership Day 2005 include: BearingPoint, CSC, Motorola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Performance Institute, Salem Health Solutions, Actuate, CLG, inCentergy, Balanced Scorecard Institute, Inflection Point Solutions, Cohn Consulting Group and Promaco Consulting.



Topics will cover a variety of practical issues, including: dealing with multiple performance paradigms; how to create performance ‘fusion’; adapting performance information systems based on enterprise needs; using the concepts of the Balanced Scorecard to improve clinical outcomes in healthcare; utilizing the Logic Model to drive performance; integrating Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Governance, and Performance Management into a single, cohesive ‘performance grid’; how to provide on-demand financial visibility throughout the enterprise; Performance Management impacts for the IT organization; and more.



“The power of Thought Leadership Day 2005 is the synthesis of leading minds, frameworks and paradigms in the arena of Performance Management,” said Daniel Kube, Vice-President, Alliances, performancesoft Inc. “The speakers are catalysts for real performance improvement and have enabled some of the largest companies and government agencies in the world to achieve world class performance. The goal of the event is to share cutting edge thoughts and experiences with attendees to help them take the steps necessary to move towards excellence in Performance Management and to institutionalize these ideas and practices as part of their organizational DNA. The event is technology and paradigm independent as it looks to pull the best of various disciplines, and assist attendees on how to apply these often disconnected visions, governance requirements and frameworks together for real benefit and growth.”



About performancesoft Inc.



Founded in 1993, performancesoft is the acknowledged leader in the Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard categories, with the richest, most intuitive and easiest to use product, and the largest number of successful deployments worldwide. Its state of the art software, practical expertise and unparalleled customer support make performancesoft pbviews the solution of choice for today’s performance driven organizations, including: Motorola, Federal Aviation Administration, State of Illinois, GlaxoSmithKline, Wachovia, Verizon, Xcel Energy, County of San Diego, and many more. For additional information, visit www. performancesoft. com. For more information on Thought Leadership Day 2005, including full agenda and details, please visit www. performancesoft. com/tld (http://www. performancesoft. com/tld).



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Invisalign Teen and iBraces now Offered by Top New York Dentist

Invisalign Teen and iBraces now Offered by Top New York Dentist



Offices of Dr. Jan Linhart Offer Customizable Aligners and Lingual Braces.



New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2008



Orthodontic work is often necessary for dental health or desired for aesthetic purposes. By adding Invisalign Teen (http://www. drlinhart. com/invisalign. html) and iBraces (http://www. drlinhart. com/iBraces. html) to his repertoire, Dr. Jan Linhart now offers even more orthodontic options to patients of all ages.



Through these products, Dr. Linhart, who is widely regarded as one of America's top dentists, and Dr. Sheeba Zaidi, the orthodontic expert he employs, can make the process of obtaining a beautiful, healthy smile as easy as possible.



Invisalign Teen is a relatively new product, in which aligners are specially designed to meet the needs of the average teenager. They are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable. They also start working with the first set of aligners. Dr. Zaidi states, "Parent and child can observe the gradual straightening process together and know that they are getting results." Dr. Linhart has also long offered Invisalign to his adult patients.



IBraces are another option for both teenagers and adults. They are lingual braces, secured behind each individual tooth and consequently invisible from the front. They are the only 100% customizable orthodontic braces currently available in the United States, and are therefore much more comfortable than other bracket braces. "iBraces are a great alternative to traditional braces. We are excited to be able to offer them," says Dr. Linhart.



Not everyone is a suitable candidate for both Invisalign and iBraces, so by offering both procedures, Dr. Linhart is sure to meet the orthodontic needs of every individual. The friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff he employs is renowned for working with each patient to find the solution that is right for him or her, whether it be Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, iBraces, or one of the other options offered in Dr. Linhart's New York office.



Thanks to new orthodontic procedures, it is no longer necessary to wait until your braces are removed to have a beautiful smile--by visiting the offices of Dr. Linhart, you can exude confidence and comfort throughout the entire straightening process.



Dr. Jan Linhart, DDS, is a Manhattan based New York dentist (http://www. drlinhart. com) who attracts patients from around the world. Come by our Park Avenue office to inquire about our cosmetic dentistry procedures and other state-of-the-art dental services that we offer, including dental implants (http://www. drlinhart. com/implants. html), porcelain veneers (http://www. drlinhart. com/veneer. html), and more.



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Clients Score Coastal Healthcare Consulting 99.7% Overall For Clinical Implementation Supportive Services In Recent KLAS Report

Clients Score Coastal Healthcare Consulting 99.7% Overall For Clinical Implementation Supportive Services In Recent KLAS Report



Coastal Healthcare Consulting, a provider of information technology consulting and training services for hospitals, today announced that the recently published KLAS Enterprises research report measuring professional services firm performance for clinical implementation supportive services showed Coastal with a 99.7% overall performance score.



Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 24, 2011



Coastal Healthcare Consulting (Coastal), a provider of information technology consulting and training services for hospitals, today announced that the recently published KLAS Enterprises (KLAS) research report measuring professional services firm performance for clinical implementation supportive services showed Coastal with a 99.7% overall performance score. Coastal’s overall score of 99.7%, based on a 100-point scale, represents an extremely high level of client satisfaction for Coastal’s implementation services.



Coastal’s score was published in the December 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report released by KLAS. The score is based on direct performance feedback received from healthcare providers who have used Coastal’s consulting expertise and resources for a portion of a healthcare information systems implementation or upgrade project over the past 13 months.



In addition, the KLAS report stated that Coastal provided full disclosure of its clients to KLAS by providing a comprehensive list of all current clients for participation in the research study. However, since Coastal did not meet the minimum number of client implementations in which the measurable portion of the work had been completed, they were not eligible for ranking in the Clinical Implementation Supportive “Best in KLAS” category for 2010. Coastal has been a Best in KLAS award recipient for Clinical Implementation Supportive projects for the last six consecutive years, from 2006 - 2009.



“We are very pleased to receive such a high overall score from our clients in the recent KLAS report, as it is a testament to our company’s focus on addressing client-specific technology needs and exceeding client expectations year after year,” said Amy Collins, President of Coastal Healthcare Consulting. “Coastal is a trusted partner and collaborative team player that clients count on for proven IT implementation support in every phase of the implementation project.”



About Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (Coastal) is a professional services firm focused on helping clients achieve their healthcare information systems implementation goals. Coastal’s work has earned industry recognition including the prestigious “Best in KLAS” award for its clinical implementation support services from 2006 – 2009. Coastal’s client-focused professionals have the information, expertise and solutions to ensure successful completion of implementation, project management and training projects for multi-facility and individual healthcare organizations. Please visit http://www. coastalhealthcare. com to learn more.



About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services, medical equipment and infrastructure vendors. For more information, go to http://www. KLASresearch. com.



12/15/2010 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services, © 2010 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www. KLASresearch. com.



Copyright © 2010, Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved. Coastal Healthcare Consulting and the Coastal Healthcare Consulting logo are trademarks of Coastal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.



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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Promotes Government Bidding with BidNavigator. com Partnership

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Promotes Government Bidding with BidNavigator. com Partnership



The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) recognizes bidding on government contracts as a valuable business development strategy for small and medium-sized companies, and is actively promoting the BidNavigator. com service to its 57,000 affiliated members.



Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 16, 2006 –-



The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) [www. OCC. on. ca], a federation of approximately 160 community Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce located throughout Ontario, Canada, has partnered with BidNavigator. com [www. BidNavigator. com], the leading online marketplace for government purchasing.



The OCC recognizes the value of BidNavigator. com as a business development tool for small and medium-sized organizations, and is actively promoting the service to its 57,000 affiliated members across Ontario. As part of the partnership agreement, BidNavigator. com will provide access to governmental bid opportunities for OCC-affiliated members.



“We believe BidNavigator. com can help our members with their business development. The government sector is an often overlooked market that is open to everyone,” says Len Crispino, President of the OCC. “There’s literally billions of dollars of business up for grabs, and BidNavigator. com is the best way for our members to get involved.”



The partnership is a natural pairing for the OCC and BidNavigator. com, who share similar philosophies and goals.



BidNavigator. com is positioned to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get into the government marketplace by giving them access to bid opportunities that they generally don’t have the resources to obtain themselves.



“We’re excited to be working with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce,” says Jay Yoon, President of BidNavigator. com. “We’re here to provide business opportunities for small and medium-sized companies, as well as larger corporations. This is a perfect fit.”



The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is a federation of approximately 160 community Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce located throughout Ontario. Founded in 1911, the OCC is a non-partisan and non-profit organization whose primary role is to provide leadership to Ontario's business community as its premier advocate. www. OCC. on. ca



BidNavigator. com connects thousands of governmental buyers, including provincial, municipal, school board, university/college, and healthcare organizations to their existing and potential suppliers across Canada. Governmental purchasers can publish their bids and manage the procurement process online, while registered companies gain access to governmental bid information. BidNavigator. com is expanding their service to include private company bidding. BidNavigator. com is the flagship product of Electronic Tender Network, Inc. (ETN). www. BidNavigator. com.



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Grove Fuel Cell Symposium Celebrating Twentieth Anniversary

Grove Fuel Cell Symposium Celebrating Twentieth Anniversary



In 2007, the prestigious Grove Fuel Cell Symposium is celebrating its twentieth year with its tenth bi-annual conference and exhibition, taking place on 25 - 27 September 2007 at Westminster's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Join around one hundred exhibitors and thousands of visitors from across the globe to review technological developments, hear first-hand from leading fuel cell manufacturers, users and fuel suppliers and explore the impact of government legislation and various policy initiatives plus much more.



(PRWEB) July 1, 2007



In 2007, the prestigious Grove Fuel Cell Symposium is celebrating its twentieth year with its tenth bi-annual conference and exhibition, taking place on 25 - 27 September 2007 at Westminster's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Join around one hundred exhibitors and thousands of visitors from across the globe to review technological developments, hear first-hand from leading fuel cell manufacturers, users and fuel suppliers and explore the impact of government legislation and various policy initiatives plus much more.



Real and rapid progress is occurring in the fuel cell industry and within the infrastructure that supports it, leading to viable fuel cell power generation for both mobile and stationary applications across a variety of sectors. This year's exhibition and conference provides an opportunity to find out how progress in fuel cell technology can work for the consumer and in industry.



Governments and organisations worldwide are continually working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of bio-fuels by 2020. Grove provides the ideal occasion to view the latest in fuel cell usage within the transportation industry and how these can work towards climate change goals. The Grove exhibition and demonstration area will provide the chance to meet with around one hundred leading manufacturers and suppliers of fuel cell component products. These include QinetiQ, The Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), Canada Pavilion and many more. Inside the exhibition, there will be opportunities to look at fuel cells in action in a variety of stationary, portable, and micro fuel cell products, which will be on display at the largest ever gathering of live fuel cell demonstrations.



This year, the DTI will be hosting a separate demonstration looking at the most up-to-date fuel cell technology for the automotive industry as an alternative to the use of current fuels. This demonstration will offer an opportunity to discuss key issues with the developers and engineers, as well as providing the ideal platform to take a look at the technology. An array of cars, scooters, buses and bikes will be showcased throughout the demonstration. So, come along and hear first-hand their experiences in moving into the fuel cell market and how fuel cell developments have a positive impact on current climate change issues.



To register for a free Exhibition Visitor Ticket log on to http://www. grovefuelcell. com/exhib_register. htm (http://www. grovefuelcell. com/exhib_register. htm).



The tenth anniversary event, taking place at Westminster's QEII Conference Centre, London, promises to provide the latest information in fuel cell technology in our changing world, from new advances in fuel cells to government legislation and hybrid vehicles. Join us this September to discover developments from around the world and learn about the latest technologies and developments.



For further information or to register for your free visitor place at the Tenth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium please visit www. grovefuelcell. com



About Elsevier:

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www. sciencedirect. com/ (http://www. sciencedirect. com/)), MD Consult (http://www. mdconsult. com/ (http://www. mdconsult. com/)), Scopus (http://www. info. scopus. com/ (http://www. info. scopus. com/)), bibliographic databases, and online reference works.



Elsevier (http://www. elsevier. com/ (http://www. elsevier. com/)) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www. reedelsevier. com/ (http://www. reedelsevier. com/)), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).



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Brulant Named 13th Fastest-Growing by Weatherhead School of Management

Brulant Named 13th Fastest-Growing by Weatherhead School of Management



Brulant, one of the nation's leading interactive marketing firms, has been named the 13th fastest-growing company in this year's Weatherhead 100, driven by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.



Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 23, 2007



Brulant, one of the nation's leading interactive marketing firms, has been named the 13th fastest-growing company in this year's Weatherhead 100, driven by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. This is Brulant's seventh time being named to the list.



Since its inception in 1987, the Weatherhead 100 has been the event that showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. Qualifying companies must show consistent growth over the last five years, and the list -- objectively determined annually and highly regarded throughout the region -- is considered a testament to hard work, commitment, innovation, and the dream to succeed.



"Each time we're named to the Weatherhead 100 it's quite an honor," said Len Pagon, President and CEO of Brulant. "And this year to be in the top 15 was exciting. It reinforces that despite many reports of economic downturn, there are still positive signs of growth right here in our region."



Brulant was honored at the annual black-tie awards banquet on December 4th at Executive Caterers in Landerhaven.



About Brulant, Inc.:

Brulant is one of the nation's leading interactive marketing firms, with deep technology roots and a management consulting business-focused approach. The company was recently ranked by Advertising Age Magazine as the 30th largest interactive firm in the country and the 3rd fastest growing. Brulant remains focused on delivering multi-channel solutions that grow clients' revenue and deepen customer relationships while reducing customer acquisition, retention and conversion costs.

Brulant celebrates a proven track record throughout its core competencies, including Internet marketing and strategy, search engine optimization, Web site design and usability, technology services, portal and Web development, application development, and market intelligence and analytics.



Brulant's clients are middle-market to Fortune 2000 companies within the consumer goods and retail, financial services, and healthcare sectors. The company works with clients on a national basis including: Bass Pro Shops, Borders, Charter One Bank, Citizens Bank, The Cleveland Clinic, Hallmark, ICI Paints, JoAnn Stores, Key Bank, Luxottica, MTD Products, National City Bank, Nationwide, Philosophy Cosmetics, Pearle Vision, Sears Portrait Studios, Steris, Things Remembered and University Hospitals. Brulant is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in Boston and Chicago. For more information, visit www. brulant. com.



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Medical University of South Carolina Wins Multiple Awards for Website Quality and Innovation

Medical University of South Carolina Wins Multiple Awards for Website Quality and Innovation



MUSC wins two eHealthcare leadership awards and three Greystone. net Best In Class Awards.



Charleston, SC (PRWEB) December 3, 2007



The Medical University of South Carolina has recently been recognized with multiple awards for its Website. The Website has been honored with two eHealthcare Leadership Awards and three Greystone. net Best In Class Awards for its innovative content and focus on new media.



MUSC received a platinum eHealthcare Leadership award for Best Rich Media in the category for hospitals with 400+ beds. The award is given to the best among sites that focus on video, audio, podcasts, virtual tours, and special interactive applications. MUSC's recently launched podcast (http://www. muschealth. com/multimedia/Podcasts/index. aspx) and video libraries (http://www. muschealth. com/video/), as well as their innovative text messaging services were among the reasons for the recognition.



MUSC also was given a Distinction eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Healthcare Content in the category for hospitals with 400+ beds. In the category, sites are judged on the quality, timeliness, relevance, organization, and credibility of the content.



The eHealthcare Leadership Awards are provided by Strategic Health Care Communications, and the awards are chosen from over 1100 entries. A panel of 101 judges familiar with the healthcare industry and the Internet judged and selected the winners.



MUSC has also been recognized in the Greystone. net Best In Class Awards with honors for innovation, use of multimedia and social networking, and for the best overall Website.



Medical University of South Carolina received the gold Innovator's Award for its advancement in text services and mobile mapping services available on www. muschealth. com. Entrants were judged on their ingenuity and presentation, as well as their overall advancement of Internet healthcare technology.



Additionally, they received a gold award for Best Use of Multimedia and Social Networking for its innovative medical podcast and video library. Entrants were judged on their effective use of emerging Web technologies.



MUSC was also recognized with a bronze award for Best Overall Website, being honored for its value, innovation, and leadership in the industry.



The Greystone. net Awards are selected from over 120 entrants, and are judged by a combination of popular vote, demonstrated results, and other factors.



About MUSC:

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the south. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC is home to over 3,000 students and residents, as well as nearly 10,000 employees, including 1,300 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the University and its affiliates have collective budgets in excess of $1.3 billion per year. MUSC operates a 600 bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services visit www. musc. edu or www. muschealth. com.



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Generation Rescue and AutismOne Join Forces to Help Children

Generation Rescue and AutismOne Join Forces to Help Children



Generation Rescue and AutismOne are delighted to announce their partnership to better meet the needs of the autism community in order to help children and educate parents and medical professionals.



Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) July 29, 2009



Generation Rescue (http://www. generationrescue. org/) and AutismOne (http://www. autismone. org/) are delighted to announce their partnership to better meet the needs of the autism community in order to help children and educate parents and medical professionals. Based on shared values and each organization's expertise the alliance will provide creative and innovative solutions to many of the autism, ADHD and chronic illness community's most pressing problems.



Ed Arranga, executive director of AutismOne said, "The possibilities are endless. We need a dream team to win and Generation Rescue's crucial mix of education, analysis, outreach and inspiration immediately impacts the debate. Their commitment and passion provides the critical mass to help change everything."



Stan Kurtz, president of Generation Rescue, echoes the sentiment. "I have always admired AutismOne. We both advocate for child safety and share a common vision of care, treatment, recovery, and prevention. Together we will arm parents and professionals with the latest techniques on living a healthy lifestyle and educate how autism, ADHD and chronic illness are preventable and reversible."



Two initiatives from the combined efforts are an expanded AutismOne conference and a Stay at Home Moms March. "We know how difficult it is for moms to get involved in advocacy efforts," says Teri Arranga, "so we've created a national neighborhood campaign that recognizes moms need to be at home but still want to be involved." The Stay at Home Moms March realizes a mother's role in the recovery process of a child and will be the largest autism advocacy initiative ever undertaken. "We are proud to be spearheading with AutismOne a game-changing event of this magnitude," stated Candace McDonald of Generation Rescue. "It's time we developed a national network that gives moms a voice and I believe the community is more than ready to be mobilized."



"Look for the AutismOne/Generation Rescue conference to embrace greater concerns of the autism community and include world renowned professionals who are new to the cause," says motivational speaker and cookbook author Lisa A. Lundy. Cross pollination among individuals and disciplines is the "engine" of scientific progress. "Jenny McCarthy has played a vital part in the last two AutismOne conferences," says Laura Rowley, associate director of AutismOne. "We could not be more thrilled to be working more closely with Generation Rescue. Personally, I can't wait to get started." Generation Rescue's partnership with AutismOne accelerates the process forward.



Over the coming weeks more details about the AutismOne/Generation Rescue conference, the Stay at Home Moms March, and other initiatives will be made available. Join us and be part of the generation that ends autism.



AutismOne mission is to lead the international effort in educating parents and professionals about the care, treatment, recovery and prevention of autism and related disorders by making our critical information available to a worldwide audience through new channels s as well as traditional ones. We look to continue expanding our outreach efforts by engaging the community to help end the autism epidemic. www. autismone. org



Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists and physicians researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD and chronic illness, while parent-volunteers mentor thousands of families in recovering their children. Generation Rescue is Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey's autism organization. www. generationrescue. org



Contact: Lisa Rupe

Telephone: 414 326-7836



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Denver Chapter of Cable Positive to Present Checks to Mi Casa and Rainbow House

Denver Chapter of Cable Positive to Present Checks to Mi Casa and Rainbow House



More than $60,000 will be donated from proceeds of 2005 “Positively Cable” Show.



Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 20, 2006



The Denver Chapter of Cable Positive, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and supporting HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care, will be presenting checks to two Denver organizations – Mi Casa and Rainbow House.



Each organization will receive $33,203.05 to support their work in Denver. The funds were raised during last’s year’s “Positively Cable” show, an annual Denver event which has raised more than $750,000 over the past 12 years to benefit HIV/AIDS education, research and prevention.



Where and When:



The presentation will be take place at The Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver, at 11:30 a. m. July 20. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.



Who:



Officials from Mi Casa and Rainbow House, along with representatives of Cable Positive (local chapter and national), will be on hand for the presentation to describe how these funds will impact their work in Denver.



The Volunteers of America Rainbow House provides services designed to meet the unique needs of families living with HIV/AIDS, specifically those with young children. The Mi Casa health education project strives to educate Denver-area youth to avoid negative risk behaviors and to improve their outlook for the future.



Coverage Opportunities:



All representatives will be available for comment. If possible, clients who have received benefits from these organizations will attend and be available for interviews.



For More Information:



Visit www. cablepositive. org (national organization), www. positivelycable. org (Denver chapter) or contact Doyle Albee at 303-786-7000.



Contact:



Doyle Albee



Metzger Associates



303-786-7000 ext. 2203



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Rally America to Oppose Temporary Worker Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Rally America to Oppose Temporary Worker Amnesty for Illegal Aliens



Organizations move to rally the American public to oppose a push for Amnesty for illegal aliens in the US Congress.



(PRWEB) December 2, 2005



Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, called on all immigration enforcement organizations, talk radio personalities, and the American public to rally against the push by the Open Borders Lobby in Washington to grant a 'Temporary Worker' Amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens currently in the United States.



“The big business Open Borders Lobby is in a full court press to pass this pig wrapped in blankets,” says William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “They know that they have to pass this now because next year is an election year and most members of Congress will have opposition in their districts that will attack on this issue. We must do all we can on behalf of the majority of Americans that oppose this disguised amnesty legislation. We call it Shamnesty!”



The Bush administration has dropped the term Guest Worker Program and is now calling it a Temporary Worker Program. Several national polls indicate that somewhere between 50-75% of Americans oppose any such program.



“Our organization will openly call for the removal of any member of Congress that votes for any reward such as a Temporary Worker program for illegal aliens currently in the US,” Gheen says. “We are calling it the TEMPORARY Temporary Worker Program, because if Congress passes this amnesty, then our goal will be to remove all supporters of the bill from Congress in the 2006 elections and move to revoke this legislation in 2007. With close to 3 out of 4 Americans on our side, some members of Congress may become our ‘Temporary Worker.’”



ALIPAC’s citizen activists in every state are being urged to bombard Congress, the White House, and talk radio shows with calls to rally the nation and send the message “No Temporary Worker Amnesty!” Members of the media are encouraged to let the public know that there is strong grass roots opposition brewing to this Amnesty plan.



Temporary Worker Amnesty legislation is a bad idea because it will lead to more massive illegal immigration (http://www. alipac. us) from 3rd world areas, cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars, overwhelm health care and educational resources, and add downward pressure on American salaries and quality of life issues.



Http://www. alipac. us/article-897-thread-1-0.html (http://www. alipac. us/article-897-thread-1-0.html)



Contact:



Americans for Legal Immigration PAC / ALIPAC



WilliamG@alipac. us



1-866-329-3999



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The Truth About Six Pack Abs: Unique Diet and Exercise Program Gets Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat

The Truth About Six Pack Abs: Unique Diet and Exercise Program Gets Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat



A new, scientifically-based, e-book, The Truth about Six Pack Abs, debunks long-standing myths about diet and exercise.



Montgomery, IL (PRWEB) January 5, 2008



A new, scientifically-based e-book, The Truth about Six Pack Abs, debunks long-standing myths about diet and exercise. What makes this diet and exercise program different from other abdominal fitness programs?

It does not focus on abdominal exercises. It does not include monotonous cardiovascular routines. It does not involve the use of diet or fat-reducing pills. It does not use abdominal machines or gadgets. It does not advocate any fad diet.



The author, fitness expert Michael Geary, writes, "Personally, looking back to my teen years when I was just starting to get interested in fitness and exercising, I wish that I understood all of the powerful training and nutrition secrets that I do today, 15 or so years later. It would have saved me years of frustration when I was training and eating in all the wrong ways. That's where this guide will set you straight for life, so that you don't have to struggle to try to figure everything out on your own for years like I did."



He adds, "Most people…waste much too much time training the abdominal muscles directly. What you really need to focus on is burning off the extra fat that is covering them up…Abdominal exercises do not burn excess fat away from your abs. This can only be accomplished through a much more effective full body training routine that maximizes both your metabolic response and your fat-burning hormonal response to your workouts."



Mr. Geary advises against doing too much cardiovascular exercise, instead espousing his own unique style of exercise selecting, combination and sequencing. He warns us not to be taken in by advertisements for abdominal exercise machines and gadgets, saying they are far less effective than the floor, hanging, standing, and core exercises that he explains in detail in the book.



When writing about nutrition, he advises against the use of dietary supplements (with some exceptions), saying that "real food," if it's the right food, is always healthier. His book includes a professional training and nutrition guide that will help us keep lean, toned, and trim for life.



The book includes:

Over 15 little known secrets for revving up your metabolism Six unique "secret weapon" exercises that build a rock hard core and stimulate fat loss More than 13 specific nutritional secrets that will stimulate your inner metabolic furnace A list of five fat triggering foods that sabotage your efforts to get a slim, sexy body A unique nutrition trick that tells your body not to lower your metabolic rate And much more.



Michael Geary is a certified nutrition specialist and a certified personal trainer, specializing in body fat reduction strategies and functional strength and power training. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA. He is recognized by ezinearticles. com as a Platinum Expert Fitness Author, and has been chosen to be a contributing author to Muscle and Fitness magazine. He has published fitness articles on over 1,000 websites.

The Truth about 6 Pack Abs is downloadable at http://health-fitnessandmore. com/six-pack-abs/ (http://health-fitnessandmore. com/six-pack-abs/)



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Inaugural What's Next Boomer Business Summit Leadership Awards Recipients Recognized for Service, Innovation and Technology Excellence

Inaugural What's Next Boomer Business Summit Leadership Awards Recipients Recognized for Service, Innovation and Technology Excellence



Boomer Business Summit Leadership Award Winners Recognized



Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) April 9, 2008



The 2008 recipients of the inaugural What's Next Boomer Business Summit Leadership Awards were announced at a dinner meeting preceding the day-long summit held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on March 26.



"These winners all embody the boomer spirit of pushing the envelope, staying involved and forward thinking," said Mary Furlong, CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates and creator of the What's Next Boomer Business Summit, now in its fifth year. "Their work is changing the way government, non-profit organizations, the media, and technology companies are thinking about baby boomers and shaping the marketplace for new ideas and products to serve this important demographic."



The Summit provides a unique opportunity for influential thinkers and entrepreneurs to share success stories and proprietary research, innovations, and market strategies for serving the 78 million baby boomers in America.



The winners are:



The Honorable Dorcas R. Hardy

Leadership, Integrity and Service Award

Dorcas R. Hardy and Associates is a government relations and public policy firm specializing in health services, insurance, financial and associations. Hardy was U. S. Commissioner of Social Security from '86 - '89. She speaks and writes widely about domestic and international retirement financing issues and entitlement program reforms, and she co-authored a book on social security.

Hardy consults with seniors' organizations and public policy groups to promote redesign and modernization of the Social Security system.



Robert Blancato, MPA

Leadership, Integrity and Service Award

Robert Blancato is President of Matz, Blancato & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in government affairs, association and coalition management, and advocacy services in Washington, D. C. He currently serves on the Policy Committee and Executive Committee of the 2005 White House Conference on aging. Blancato's career involves more than 30 years in public service in both the Congress and the Executive Branch.



John Erickson

Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award

Erickson, founder and CEO of Erickson Retirement Communities, launched Retirement Living TV's (RLTV) unique programming in September 2006. Erickson believes that RLTV will empower retired people by providing them with programming that is not only entertaining, but also inspiring and educational. In addition to RLTV, Erickson is the founder of The Erickson Tribune, a rapidly growing, monthly newspaper, which is read by more than six million people throughout the country.



Gail Kohn

Leadership and Innovation Award

Kohn is Executive Director of Capital Hill Village, a non-profit program that allows residents of Capital Hill to remain in their homes as they grow older. Capitol Hill Village opened its doors Oct. 1, 2007. Kohn, an aging services expert, is leading a strong marketing campaign to expand memberships and strengthen and enlarge membership. She has also implemented a campaign to encourage volunteerism in the community.



Walt Mossberg

Leadership and Technology Award

Mossberg writes two columns, and edits a third, for The Wall Street Journal. He also publishes periodic interviews for the Journal, and occasional blog posts on this site. With Kara Swisher, he co-produces and co-host D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees

Such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.



About Mary Furlong & Associates

Founded in 2003, Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) is a proven team of business innovators, comprised of talent from marketing, editorial, business, online content and community. Mary Furlong, Ed. D., the firm's founder and CEO, has guided the offline and online 40+ market strategies of leading corporations and nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. Her latest book, Turning Silver into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace, was published in February 2007. More information is available at www. maryfurlong. com.



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G & G Holistic Drug Rehab President John Giordano - Why Are Baby Boomers Lighting-Up... Again?

G & G Holistic Drug Rehab President John Giordano - Why Are Baby Boomers Lighting-Up... Again?



Today, the once spiritual generation of the sixties are reverting back to their old, sordid ways. Popular author & addiction counselor John Giordano says: "Baby boomers are doing more than just going back to their roots - they're smoking 'em."



North Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2009



The same people that brought you flower power and tie-died shirts are lighting-up across America. They traded-in their VW Buses for mini-vans; they raised families and put their kids through college. Today, the once spiritual generation of the sixties are turning gray and stressing over their own needs. To cope with the huge anxiety caused by the weak economy, unemployment, decimated IRAs and 401Ks and the increasing prospect of working well past their planned retirement, baby-boomers are reverting back to their old, sordid ways. According to popular author and addiction counselor John Giordano: "Baby boomers are doing more than just going back to their roots - they're smoking 'em."



The recently published National Survey on Drug Use and Health clearly shows an increase of use of illicit drugs -- mostly marijuana -- among baby boomers 50-59 by 63 percent. Steve Hager, editor of the marijuana advocacy magazine High Times, claims baby-boomers choose marijuana over sleeping pills or anti-depressants. "Stress is the number one reason why people get back to drinking and drugging and smoking," says Dr. Petros Levounis of the Addiction Institute of New York at Roosevelt Hospital.



These national statistics parallel closely with the findings from G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center - a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JACHO accredited addiction treatment facility - located in North Miami Beach, Florida. The center's co-founder and President, John Giordano, claims they have experienced a huge influx of older adults from each side of the unstable economy equation - high level executives who've lost their jobs or businesses and the working person whose life savings went into a downward spiral. He says: "people are trying to escape from the harsh realities of today's dismal economic climate; they're searching for relief any where they can find it."



Jerry Goldfarb - co-founder of G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center - says stress, anxiety and depression provide the catalysis behind the revival of old habits and untreated addictions from the sixties that are causing emotional break-downs in older adults today. Without a healthy outlet and nowhere to turn, boomers are self-medicating by excessively smoking cigarettes, marijuana - and drinking much more than they have in the recent past. They're also popping prescription drugs like they're candy.



The deadly consequences are two fold. More older adults are dying due to an addiction related illnesses. Additionally, easy access to prostitution via the internet while one is under the influence of alcohol or drugs has caused the rate of HIV infection in same demographic to grow exponentially.



"There are many solutions for people caught in the addiction trap, but they have to act on them" says Mr. Giordano. He recommends getting started by calling a help line. There's a multitude of help lines available online or they can contact G & G Holistic Drug Rehab at 1-800-559-9503.



John Giordano is available for interviews. He is an A-List guest and a regular on Miami TV and radio stations. He has been a guest on countless national radio and TV shows including: CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, FOX Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, A&E "Interventions," Geraldo and CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.



About John Giordano:



John Giordano is the president and co-founder of the prestigious G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center he started over twenty years ago. He is the proud recipient of a Doctor Of Human Letters from Sinai University in Jerusalem. Giordano is a recovering addict with twenty-four years of sobriety to his credit. Mr. John Giordano is a therapist, Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS). Mr. Giordano also earned a Masters Certification in Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP), and is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Specialist. He is a professional expert witness for the state and federal government. John is a Karate Grand Master 10th degree black belt and is in the Karate Hall Of Fame.



Among his many other civic contributions, John Giordano recently accepted the position of Chaplain of the North Miami Police Department.



Mr. John Giordano's acclaimed new book: "Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse," (Tate Publishing 2007 ISBN: 1-5988637-5-4) is being utilized by several state hospitals and a number of treatment centers across the country.



G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center, the facility Mr. Giordano co-founded over twenty-years ago, is a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JCAHO accredited addiction treatment center.



G & G Holistic Drug Rehab Web site: www. holisticdrugrehab. com



G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center Phone Number: 1-800-559-9503



Media Contact:



Joe Ullrich

Omni Publicity And Public Relations Group/Omni Experts

813-944-3024

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