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FabUplus Magazine is Returning to Print and at Nearby Stores

Love the Skin You are in

 

For so long, there was a stigma that plus-sized women should always be exercising. They should be working out like crazy to fit into those jeans. This unhealthy stigma has plagued women of all shapes and sizes for decades now. Straight sized women feel guilty for eating a cheeseburger and fries for fear of gaining weight, creating a fat-phobic atmosphere. That is why FabUplus was created. FabUplus is a health, lifestyle, and fitness magazine dedicated to women with curves and the goal of empowering, encouraging, and inspiring women to maintain a healthy lifestyle regardless of their size. Created nearly 5 years ago, fabUplus has been one of the most prolific and popular magazines in the plus size universe.

Changing Times

For over a year, fabUplus has been unable to stay in print due to personal and financial reasons. While the digital magazine stayed popular, fabUplus was always meant to bring plus size empowerment to store shelves.  Shannon Svignen-Jones, founder of the magazine looked for resources and options. With some new team members, fabUplus has some new energy. 

Making a FabuPLUS Return to Stores

After switching to being an online-exclusive magazine for some time now, FabUplus is finally returning to print as well as being sold in stores near you.  Known by their motto, “Love the Skin You are in,” FabUplus does not advocate for weight loss or weight gain. Instead, they promote self-care, self-love, and women embracing their bodies as they are. Refusing to define women by their size, the body-positive fitness magazine focuses on self-love and living a happy, well-balanced life. Now available in stores and print this Winter, FabUplus will impact the plus community all over North America. 

 

For more information: 

Cheyenne Atkinson

National Account Manager

Cheyenne@fabuplusmagazine.com 

www.fabuplusmagazine.com

 

Shannon Svignen-Jones

Founder

shannon@fabuplusmagazine.com

www.fabuplusmagazine.com

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Patient Payments Spike in June Amid Covid-19 Crisis, says Mnet Health

Mnet Health, the leading end-to-end payment solutions and patient billing services provider for the surgical industry, reports that it saw an increase in total patient payment by 1.6% compared to the period prior to Covid-19.

Despite the coronavirus crisis, more patients either paid in full, made larger payments, or established payment plans:

  • Payment in full increased by 2.0%
  • Payment size increased by 3.3%
  • Payment plans established increased by 13.3%

 

The current pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of people’s lives and consumer spending is no exception. The way patients seek out and pay for care is changing dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lockdown measures and infection risks have restricted what consumers can spend money on. With restaurants and shops being shut and air travel being suspended, spending is generally down across many, if not all, industries.

Consumers became less inclined to spend more on non-essentials. Many expect their household income to continue to fall in the coming months as 1.5 million Americans filed new unemployment claims for the week ending June 13.

Last year, nearly one quarter of Americans reported having unpaid or past-due medical bills. Millions are now facing some tough choices like determining which bills to pay and which to put off. But why the increase in patient payments during the pandemic?

Here’s what Mnet discovered:

More patients are staying at home and are easier to contact. Even after the lockdown restrictions were eased, they were far more available and easier to be reached. Mnet’s patient contact percentages went up by 44.6% as a result.

This trend is in line with patients increasingly using telehealth and online shopping. Even as local officials lift restrictions, many people are still wary and plan to wait longer before resuming their old routines.

Patients have more time to devote to resolving their balance. Oftentimes in order to resolve a balance, the patient and Mnet would need to communicate with the insurance company. This process typically takes extra time and hasn’t always been easy to accomplish with patient’s busy schedules and the limited time to make contact with insurance companies.

However, during the pandemic, Mnet’s length of time on the phone with patients increased by 5.6%. This means longer and more meaningful conversations with patients which also led to more payment in full and more payment plans established.

With the pandemic, patients have had more time to sit down and review their finances. According to the latest TransUnion Financial Hardship Report, 60% of consumers plan to reach out to the companies that manage their accounts to discuss payment plans.

Patients are concerned with keeping their account in good standing to protect their credit and are changing their behavior as they spend less on vacationing and eating out. Instead, they are using their money to pay down debt and keep their credit lines open.

A recent survey by Money Done Right and Google Consumer Surveys showed that 43 percent of Americans plan to use their stimulus money to pay off debt. The CARES Act provided stimulus checks of ,200 to individuals with annual income below ,000 and ,400 to married couples filing taxes jointly who earn under 0,000.

A recent Harris Poll also found that nearly one-half of Americans (48%) are concerned the virus-induced recession would impact their credit score.

During these uncertain times, more patients wanted to pay in full or establish a payment plan. Patients from all financial classes expressed that they wanted to pay their provider as well as protect their credit.

Patients are expressing gratitude to those on the frontlines in the healthcare system who are working tirelessly to take care of their local community. Some healthcare workers in certain states do not even receive extra hazard or crisis pay for working during the pandemic.

Patients have made it clear that they are showing their gratitude for hard working medical professional heroes by paying their financial responsibility in a timely fashion. Mnet has received more thanks and appreciation for the medical staff who attended them in calls with patients.

Overall, patient-pay performed at a much greater rate than the pre-coronavirus months of June. The pandemic has put the healthcare industry in the spotlight and has caused patients to rethink their financial situation in these unprecedented times.

With its mission to help patients pay, Mnet will continue to track patient payment performances closely.

How healthcare providers help patients pay during this time of crisis will have a lasting impact on their business and the communities in the future.

About Mnet Health

Mnet is a revenue cycle service & technology provider partnering with the surgical industry to provide custom patient-pay solutions to surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and management companies. As of 2020, Mnet is serving over 700 surgical facilities nationwide both directly and in support of centralized billing offices. Mnet’s brand, PaySUITE, is a platform of payment technologies that helps providers improve the patient financial experience while boosting collections performance. For more information, visit https://mnethealth.com/.

We believe every patient deserves a helpful, transparent, easy to navigate financial experience in healthcare.

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Assemble Young Ninja Warriors, the Launch of Conquer Ninja Gym Gilbert is Here

With the success of Burnsville, Fargo, Eden Prairie, Blaine and Woodbury, Conquer Ninja Gyms will soon launch another Warrior Gym at in Queen Creek. Since the foundation of the Conquer Ninja Gyms in 2015, countless people have had the opportunity to train with complete freedom. In essence, all of the gym locations still share the vision of Jake Marshman, who is an avid supporter and participant of spartan tough mudder and spartan race.

The truth is that Eden Prairie was just the tip of the iceberg, Conquer Ninja Gyms want to convey new ideas and offerings to local communities for better health, and better living. Apart from training classes, the new gym will also offer birthday parties with a certain degree of social distancing protocols. The same rules will apply to summer camps. It is a chance to drive the boredom away and enjoy an unforgettable summer. There is a good chance that Arizona may just become a new prime location for Conquer Nina Gyms.

The all-new Conquer Ninja Warrior Gilbert space will adhere to new safety guidelines. Furthermore, the Gilbert Gym will also abide by updated cleaning protocols to maintain complete safety for the gym enthusiasts. Prior to the launch of the new Conquer Ninja Gym Gilbert location, all the relevant and safety regulations are in place. In fact, it will have a limited space to conduct classes for no more than 10 aspiring ninja warriors. The design and structure of the facility cater to the needs of the families. It is ideal for kids who are older than five (5) years.
Simultaneously, there will be 30 minutes of break after each class or gym session for cleaning. Hand sanitization and washing is also mandatory for everyone. Furthermore, Conquer Ninja Gym Gilbert will go through rigorous screening to ensure the safety of the participants. In addition, gym enthusiasts should take a sigh of relief by knowing that the new Conquer Ninja Gym Gilbert will have extra staff to maintain continuous disinfecting and cleaning.
What is interesting is that the new gym is still an open space so that you can train at your specific speed without any pressure. You can sign-up for classes and membership to further enhance your untapped ninja skills. The most defining aspect of all five Conquer Ninja Gym Warrior locations is their sense of communal participation. You will not feel left out but would be able to get the support you need to master your ninja skills. All guests can sign-up for the Conquer Ninja Gym Gilbert classes online. However, make sure you sign the waiver before you enter the new facility.

The new location could not be more ideal for families and individuals to come together and overcome their challenges. It is an opportunity to achieve the perfect fitness that is more important than ever. Contrary to misguided perception, kids need to learn that fitness is fun, not an exhausting activity. The professional teams at Conquer Ninja Warrior Gyms know how to imbue confidence, camaraderie, and strength among participants. So long as you have a positive attitude and willingness to work hard, you are in for a lot of fun. The new Gilbert location wants to represent more than just a fitness center; it wants to help you succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment. You can become a part of the new Ninja Warrior Gym Gilbert and build long-lasting character and skills.
Conquer Ninja Gyms are a chain of Ninja training facilities in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona. The premier fitness and training facilities cater to the individuals who want to become a ninja warrior through an adventurous training schedule. The design of the gyms serves the purpose of kids and as well as adults. The diverse background of the professional trainers at Conquer Ninja Gyms helps participants realize their full potential.

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innovaTel Recognizes Dr. Robert Caudill for his National Leadership in Telepsychiatry

Professor Robert Caudill M.D., Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs at the University of Louisville, has published a new paper with the American Psychiatric Association (We're All Telepsychiatrists Now) addressing the positive impact of coronavirus-related regulatory relief on telehealth adoption.

Jonathan Evans, CEO & Co-Founder of innovaTel stated, “I am very pleased to recognize Dr. Caudill’s sustained leadership in the field of telepsychiatry and his strong support for the role for virtual care in addressing the systemic patient access challenges experienced nationally. Likewise, we are grateful for his important contribution to innovaTel’s Strategic Advisory Board.”

Commenting on the article, Dr. Caudill added, “It is naive to say that things are forever changed, but it is hard to see how [psychiatric] practices will ever return to their pre-COVID-19 routines. In-person care, of course, is not going away, but virtual care until now has been clearly underutilized.” He continued, “Nevertheless, the ‘genie is out of the bottle,’ and patients and clinicians who have learned it is not only possible but sometimes even preferable to receive and deliver care from their homes are unlikely to want to go back to the old ways. We’re pulling for the genie on this one.”

Jon Evans concluded, “Working in partnership with community-based provider organizations, over the past 6 years across 14 states, innovaTel has delivered mental healthcare services to patients exclusively via video-based technology. We hope policymakers will support regulatory updates that permanently accommodate the sharply increasing demand for telehealth services.”

innovaTel Telepsychiatry is a nationwide telepsychiatry company that is owned and operated by clinicians. We believe that everyone deserves timely access to mental healthcare and telepsychiatry is an effective solution to increasing access. We employ psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and licensed clinical social workers that are residents of and licensed in the United States.

For more information on innovaTel Telepsychiatry’s services, please visit http://www.innovatel.com.

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Schrader Plastic Surgery Reopens Following New Guidelines

Nicole Schrader, MD, FACS, announces the reopening of Schrader Plastic Surgery with COVID-19 specific protocols in place. These protocols include limited office time, universal PPE use, enhanced disinfectant procedures including instrument cleaning and sanitation of exam rooms between patients.

Prior to their appointments, clients undergo extensive screening and receive detailed protocol instructions. Patients are requested to arrive alone. Minor children and those requiring a caretaker may be accompanied by one adult. Forehead scanners will check patient temperatures prior to entering the office. Appointments for anyone with a temperature will be rescheduled. COVID-19 tests are not conducted at Schrader Plastic Surgery. Anyone with symptoms compatible with the virus, or who has a test pending, must reschedule his or her appointment. This office does not treat patients with the virus. Because of the increased risk for individuals over the age of 60 and those with medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, chronic diseases of the kidneys, liver, and lungs, and auto-immune problems, the office has implemented guidelines for scheduling visits.

Low-risk patients will be scheduled as usual with special procedures in place.
Medium risk patients may schedule appointments at the discretion of the provider.
High-risk patients will be advised to carefully consider whether or not an office visit is necessary, especially if they are 80 years old or older. Telemedicine visits are recommended for these high-risk patients to determine their level of need for an office visit. The provider reserves the right to reschedule high-risk patients as a health and safety precaution.

Virtual check-in and check-out has been implemented. Most patients will check in from the security of their cars. This includes using their cell phones to relay their symptoms and reasons for their visits, essentially eliminating the waiting room. Most patients will be escorted directly from their vehicles to exam rooms. The number of patients seen hourly has been reduced in order to maintain proper distancing guidelines and to reduce public interaction within the office.

All staff will be completely outfitted with PPE (personal protection equipment). That includes masks, eye protection, gloves, and where appropriate, protective gowns. Everyone on the staff is screened for fever and other symptoms of the virus two times a day. Face masks or facial coverings are required of all patients as long as they are on the premises. Patients will be asked to wear PPE, clean their hands, and make use of the provided hand sanitizer. Office cleaning adheres to COVID-19 specific protocols. Prior to patients entering them, exam rooms are thoroughly disinfected using recommended, high-level disinfectants. Door handles, countertops, chairs, and keyboards are all included in the disinfectant procedure. Telemedicine will remain available for all patients who have concerns about in-office visits and for those who do not require in-office visits.

Dr. Schrader is a double board-certified physician specializing in facial plastic reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head/neck surgery in Princeton, NJ. Her expertise includes minimally invasive facial surgery, soft-tissue reconstruction, rhinoplasty, and rejuvenation of the aging face. Dr. Schrader has more than 20 years of experience with 13+ years in private practice.

To schedule a virtual or in-office appointment, please call our office at 609-279-0009. You can also use the online form to contact our office. For more information on the specific services offered by Dr. Schrader and her staff at Schrader Plastic Surgery, please visit our website.

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Unsung local heroes of FDR Corp. contribute a major force in COVID-19 crisis

FDR Services Corp. a premier healthcare laundry company announced the latest updates on its continued effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it means to be an essential company that contributes to a patient-centered care.

At FDR, our main focus continues to be the health and safety of our hard-working employees and their loved ones; and of course, our partners who treat acutely ill and vulnerable patients around the clock. Since the corona virus pandemic began, FDR has provided the measures across all assets, including the support for our healthcare community that was massively affected by this disease. It’s very important that FDR holds true to its core values, by exercising corporate responsibility through continuous support to the communities and improving lives.

While all our plants continue to operate so that we can meet the aggressive demands of local health facilities, FDR takes every CDC outlined safety precaution to secure a continuous laundry supply chain. All this would never be possible without company's amazing essential workers who put their lives on the forefront of this pandemic every day, in order to deliver the unprecedented quality to our nation’s healthcare. While the front-line workers in hospitals and nursing homes have captured the public’s eye, it’s the unsung heroes like the FDR employees, working behind the scenes, that keep the healthcare system of America rolling. Even though FDR as any local company felt the economic fluctuations, we are very proud of the fact that our employees have our full support in their professional careers, as we understand the uncertainties of our current time and family matters that we cherish so much.

On behalf of the entire team here at FDR Services be safe, and know that we are in this fight together for better health!

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Howell Michigan foot doctor and podiatrist Tomasz Biernacki discusses bunion & hammer toe non-surgery treatment vs. the need for surgery in Livingston County

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki states that “If bunion and flat foot formation can be caught relatively early, this will prevent permanent arthritis from developing. This can keep the foot from being unable to fit into good supportive shoes in the future.

Dr. Biernacki further states “It is estimated that the people who develop flat feet and bunion formation can have further knee pain, hip pain and lower back pain. This can lead to permanent arthritis and difficulty wearing shoes or walking.”

The podiatrists and foot doctors at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Howell Michigan have developed a treatment algorithm for diagnosing and treating bunion pain with both surgery and without surgery. A bunion is actual the dislocation of a joint called your first metatarsal phalangeal joint.

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki is a practicing podiatric foot and ankle surgeon at Advanced Foot and Ankle specialists of Howell Michigan and Brighton Michigan.


Advanced foot and ankle specialists of Howell Michigan and Brighton Michigan pride themselves on providing comprehensive the care and working as a multispecialty team. The four doctors at this practice are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Brighton, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor. Working as part of this large multidisciplined team, they can work with internal medicine doctors, primary care doctors, endocrinologists and vascular surgery specialist to provide comprehensive care.

Advanced foot and ankle specialists have four different doctors within their practice: Dr. Tom Biernacki, Dr. John Stevelinck, Dr. Marc Bonanni and Dr. Danielle Meyka-Blanchard. All podiatrists foot doctors are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy hospitals in Ann Arbor, Howell and Brighton Michigan. They pride themselves on serving Livingston County and Washtenaw County.

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Brighton Michigan foot doctor Tomasz Biernacki discusses the need to see a podiatrist for worsening heel pain and plantar fasciitis

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki states that “if plantar fasciitis and heel pain are caught early, this can help prevent a condition called plantar fasciosis from developing. This is essentially scar tissue that is exceedingly difficult to reverse. This is when people can develop years of chronic heel pain.”

Dr. Biernacki further states “it is estimated that between 10 to 40% of people around the world will develop chronic crippling heel pain at some point in their life. There are some extremely easy changes to implement such a shoe gear and orthotic changes that don’t have to be expensive and can be very quickly effective.”

The podiatrists and foot doctors at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists of Brighton Michigan have developed a treatment algorithm for diagnosing heel pain. There are six common causes of heel pain that can cause your chronic heel pain. These are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, heel stress fractures, fat pad atrophy to the heel, back injuries that can cause nerve pain down to the heel, and finally a bottom of the foot nerve entrapment called Baxter’s nerve compression.

Dr. Tomasz Biernacki is a practicing podiatric foot and ankle surgeon at Advanced Foot and Ankle specialists of Howell Michigan and Brighton Michigan.


Advanced foot and ankle specialists of Howell Michigan and Brighton Michigan pride themselves on providing comprehensive the care and working as a multispecialty team. The four doctors at this practice are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Brighton, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor. Working as part of this large multidisciplined team, they can work with internal medicine doctors, primary care doctors, endocrinologists and vascular surgery specialist to provide comprehensive care.

Advanced foot and ankle specialists have four different doctors within their practice: Dr. Tom Biernacki, Dr. John Stevelinck, Dr. Marc Bonanni and Dr. Danielle Meyka-Blanchard. All podiatrists foot doctors are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy hospitals in Ann Arbor, Howell and Brighton Michigan. They pride themselves on serving Livingston County and Washtenaw County.

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Infinity Sun Keeps Celebrities Glowing with Special ZOOM Tutorials on QuaranTanning at Home

Tune in at 11:30 PST on Saturday May 9 on Raquel Leviss @raquelleviss IG Live as Miss Munro guides through the optimal application process of self-tanners to be camera ready for any interview, meeting or just having fun with your friends in these rapidly changing times, our personal and business lives have dramatically shifted from office to screen and the need to look and feel our best in the face of digital communications calls for some expert tips on contouring and shading the face and upper body.

Veronique Munro, CEO of Infinity Sun® and sunless industry pioneer has some expert advice on achieving not only the optimal sunless tan but also the contouring of the face, neck, décolleté; the areas that are most visible when on LIVES, Zoom, SKYPE or FACETIME.

Miss Munro explains the difference between abrasive and nonabrasive methods of exfoliation and how and when to use each to prepare the skin for optimal DHA activation.

With the wide range of self-tanners available, how do you know which one to choose? Miss Munro explains the difference between a mousse, spray and gradual self-tanner and how and when to use each one.

Technique is key when it comes to shading and contouring the face and upper body. How much product to use, where to apply it and how to set it to prevent smudging can make all the difference when it comes to looking like a glowing and confident woman.

“We are in a time of extreme uncertainty and have had to pivot the way we do business” stated Miss Munro. “We now spend much more time on digital platforms and many of us do not feel confident so doing all we can to look and feel our best is key” she continued.

TWO NEW PRODUCTS WILL BE LAUNCHED in 2 WEEKS

The Glow on the Go® Rapid Bronze Mousse is an age-defying rapid bronze mousse that is enriched with a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamins a, c, & e, and other skin firming ingredients.

Infinity Sun is launching the first self-tanning BB cream, Tan Me BBTM. which gradually tans the skin while correcting color disparities immediately on application

Current at home sunless tanning products made by Infinity Sun are:

Glow on the Go® Sunless mist is an all natural, anti-aging sunless tanning mist

Dolce Dust® Finishing powder A luxury finishing powder is ideal to apply after using Glow on the Go sunless mist, mousse or any at home self-tanner.

Exfoliating body masque - gentle, skin renewing formula polishes and exfoliates with the natural, non-abrasive pineapple fruit enzyme, Bromelain.

Extend Body Serum - super-hydrating lotion containing our highest quality antioxidants, botanicals to keep the skin soft and silky-looking and can extend the tan for an additional 2-3 days.

Exfoliating mitt - The Infinity Sun Exfoliate mitt is made of material that removes surface layers of buildup and dead skin cells instantly using the mitt and water only no chemicals
Applicator mitt – Double sided ultra-plush applicator mitt for self-tanners assist in obtaining a streak-free application.
Back applicator - Double sided ultra-plush applicator mitt for self-tanners assist in obtaining a streak-free application.

Infinity Sun® manufactures all-natural, luxury self-tanning and skincare products that are available at more than 4,000 locations worldwide and online. Infinity Sun specializes in PROFESSIONAL systems and solutions and has a luxury line of at home self tanning products. Infinity Sun’s proprietary tanning technology has been used by the likes of Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston and Giuliana Rancic and is the official Sunless Tanning brand for Miss CA USA, Miss FL USA and a number of other beauty pageants.

Veronique Munro founded Infinity Sun in 2005 and has written numerous articles on sunless tanning and has been quoted as sunless expert in numerous beauty and trade publications. Munro is also actively involved in dog rescue and founded Sprays for Strays 501(c) 3, a fundraising organization that assists animal rescue groups all over the USA to save spray dogs and find them forever homes.

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IG: @Infinitysuncorp, @veroniquemunro @dolcedustpowder @spraysforstrays
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Twitter: @InfinitySun

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The Radiosurgery Society® Announces the Newest Members of its RSS Sponsorship Alliance

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that NYU Langone Hospitals and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined the organization’s growing membership in its RSS Sponsorship Alliance, along with the Hermitage Medical Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, marking the first international medical center to join the alliance.

As the professional organization for industry standards, scientific methods and clinical advancements in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), the RSS welcomes sponsoring organizations as partners. The RSS Sponsorship Alliance champions the evolution of science and research clinical practices, patient safety and efficacy, technological innovations and global adoption of SRS/SBRT techniques. Sponsors join the ranks of highly respected institutions, organizations, societies and corporations to support successful advancements in the field.

“By bringing together individuals, institutions, organizations and the systems’ developers, we’re able to create an intellectually, scientifically and technologically rich environment for collaboration. We firmly believe active collaboration is critical to advance the treatment techniques, patient care, safety standards, and the exchange of innovative ideas and experience,” said Kristine Gagliardi, RSS Founding Partner and Head of Strategic Development and Business Relations.

Through the RSS Sponsorship Alliance these members receive opportunities for collaboration and research through participation in the RSSearch® Patient Registry and Clinical Research Committee, along with access to educational resources and online communities. The RSS offers opportunities for Continuing Education for their institution, such as live and recorded webinars, clinical/advisory committees, RSS Residents Program and mentoring opportunities.

“Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health was an early adopter of SBRT, recognizing the important role it could play in improving patient care and helping to pave the way for its broader adoption. We are proud to become a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and look forward to additional opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge and information, and advance the science and practice of SRS and SBRT,” said Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD., Anita and Joseph Steckler Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center and Jonathan A. Haas, M.D., Chairman, Perlmutter Cancer Center Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

“For nearly 80 years, MD Anderson has worked to eliminate cancer by pioneering medical advances and remaining at the forefront of innovative therapies, so we are pleased to join the RSS Sponsorship Alliance to continue supporting the advancement of SRS and SBRT as critical elements of cutting-edge cancer care,” said Albert Koong, M.D., Division Head and Department Chair, Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson.

“On behalf of Hermitage Medical Clinic, we are very excited to become the first internationally based Medical Center Sponsor of the RSS. This partnership allows us access into a wide body of international experts in the field of SRS where potentially difficult cases can be discussed prior to treatment. We are keen to contribute to the RSSearch® Patient Registry and collaborate with others to facilitate research papers specific to SRS. The RSS partnership provides us the best possible access to experts in the field of SRS/SBRT,” said Daniel Rawluk, M.D.

Current Academic/Medical Center sponsors include Geisinger, Henry Ford Health System, Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UAB Medicine, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UW Medicine.

As a member of the RSS Sponsorship Alliance, corporations and device manufacturers in addition to receiving world-wide exposure, gain access to a plethora of educational opportunities including SRS/SBRT focused white papers, clinical research program meeting participation, online continuing education programs, and technology/company specific webinars hosted by the RSS.

The RSS Sponsorship Alliance features three types of sponsors – Academic/Medical Center, Corporate/Manufacturer and Network Affiliates – with benefits tailored to each. Current corporate and network sponsors include Accuray, Elekta, Masep, Varian, ViewRay and Zap Surgical Systems. PetCure Oncology is the RSS’s inaugural Network Affiliate sponsor.

More information on the RSS Sponsorship Alliance and its associated benefits can be found at https://therss.org/workwithus. Organizations interested in joining the RSS as a Sponsorship Alliance member should contact sponsorship@therss.org.

About The Radiosurgery Society®


The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming (501c6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 600 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

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NeoTract Designates Dr. Bayo Tojuola as UroLift® Center of Excellence

NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced that Bayo Tojuola, M.D., Houston Methodist Urology Associates in Baytown, TX has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Tojuola has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate.

Recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology clinical guidelines, the FDA-cleared Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure using the UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH. The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue.

The UroLift Center of Excellence program is designed to highlight urologists who are committed to educating their patients on BPH and the UroLift System as a treatment option and consistently seek to deliver excellent patient outcomes and experiences.    

“This designation recognizes Dr. Bayo Tojuola as a UroLift Center of Excellence for his commitment to providing safe and effective treatment to patients with BPH,” said Dave Amerson, president of the Teleflex Interventional Urology business unit. “We are pleased to see the continued acceptance of the UroLift System as a standard of care treatment that may allow men to discontinue the use of BPH medications and improve their quality of life.”

Over 40 million men in the United States are affected by BPH, a condition that occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.

Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and retrograde ejaculation.

About the UroLift® System

The FDA-cleared UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating, or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without compromising sexual function*1,2. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Over 100,000 men have been treated with the UroLift System in the U.S. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure using the UroLift System is recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology clinical guidelines. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.

About NeoTract | Teleflex Interventional Urology

A wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated, the Interventional Urology Business Unit is dedicated to developing innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices that address unmet needs in the field of urology. Our initial focus is on improving the standard of care for patients with BPH using the UroLift System, a minimally invasive permanent implant system that treats symptoms while preserving normal sexual function*1,2. Learn more at http://www.NeoTract.com.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit http://www.teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rusch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose

For Teleflex Incorporated:
Jake Elguicze, 610.948.2836
Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations

Media:
Nicole Osmer, 650.454.0504 nicole@healthandcommerce.com

*No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction
1. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013 LIFT Study
2.McVary, J Sex Med 2016

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National Certification Board for Alzheimer and Aging Care (NCBACtm) Offers New Eldercare Series

Acting on clients requests from across the country, NCBAC has began monthly newsletters to provide interim updates to the information their certified caregivers, educators and transition managers received as a part of their certification training. The new feature focuses on interviews with leaders in the field of elder care and is published with two different focuses: eldercare and transition management (downsizing). Articles and news releases come from a range of sources including news articles and features, results of recent research and "how to" articles written by other practitioners.

Care of older Americans has become "front of mind" for Americans of all ages in the past several months. The US population over 65 is growing at an explosive rate. A large group of people in their 40s thru 70s are faced with helping their spouses and parents deal with the common diseases of aging. Seniors are downsizing (or "rightsizing") their homes. Many seniors are working to stay fit and healthy so that they are able to help other family members.

The monthly newsletter, which has previously been available to those who are certified caregivers or educators, will now be made available to the public. Certified caregivers are also given the opportunity to answer quiz questions, based on articles, to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Anyone interested in receiving the monthly newsletter can subscribe by logging on to the NCBAC website (http://www.NCBAC.net) and provide name and email address.

According to Dr. Donna Surges Tatum, PhD, "This curated news is created to give caregivers, educators and transition managers easy access to the most recent information in the field. If they choose, they can receive the added benefit of receiving CE credit for answering quiz questions."                        

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Slone Partners Places Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer at OmniSeq

Slone Partners, a nationwide executive search firm for life sciences and diagnostics companies, has announced the placement of Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., FCAP, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of OmniSeq®. Dr. Klein will support OmniSeq in its continued development of innovative products that help oncologists identify the best precision medicine options for their patients.

“Dr. Klein is a highly accomplished leader in the innovative fields of molecular pathology, oncology and precision medicine,” said Slone Partners President Tara Kochis-Stach. “He will be a tremendously valuable addition to OmniSeq’s executive team.”

Dr. Klein joins OmniSeq with nearly 30-years of experience in the medical industry and a distinguished career in molecular pathology. He previously held leadership roles in molecular pathology at Cleveland Clinic, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Klein received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University and completed post-graduate medical education at Yale University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. In addition, he has a law degree from Yale Law School.

“I am thrilled to be joining OmniSeq at an exciting time for cancer diagnostics and precision medicine at a pivotal juncture for the company,” said Dr. Klein. “I look forward to working with OmniSeq's outstanding and talented team and am dedicated to supporting the organization in its mission to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes.”

Founded in 2015, OmniSeq is a commercial, CAP-accredited, CLIA and New York State CLEP-licensed clinical laboratory in Buffalo, New York. The company utilizes next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies through New York State CLEP-approved comprehensive molecular profiling and offers a wide variety of pharmaceutical services to assist in drug development.

Margot Schoenborn, CEO of OmniSeq, remarked, “As our new clinical affairs leader, Dr. Klein will play a critical role in educating oncologists, pathologists and other clinicians on how to leverage molecular information to improve clinical decision-making and therapeutic selection for patients with advanced cancers. He brings insights into treating providers' needs that will help drive our clinical evidence development initiatives.”

 

ABOUT SLONE PARTNERS


Slone Partners delivers the leaders who build amazing scientific healthcare organizations – People Are Our Science®. Since 2000, Slone Partners specializes in delivering world-class C-suite leadership, executive, and upper management talent to the most promising and established life sciences, diagnostics, precision medicine, CRO, and laboratory services companies. With coast-to-coast presence in the most active healthcare industry hubs of Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, Research Triangle Park NC, New York, and Washington DC, Slone Partners uniquely and precisely provides an array of executive search and advisory services to innovative scientific healthcare companies. To learn more about Slone Partners’ value proposition and processes, visit http://www.slonepartners.com or call 888.784.3422.

 

ABOUT OMNISEQ


OmniSeq, an innovation of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is a molecular diagnostic laboratory based in Buffalo, New York. OmniSeq endeavors to find the right drug or the right trial for every patient by improving access to better cancer treatment options through genomic and immune profiling. OmniSeq offers three NGS-based assays: OmniSeq MSI NGS®, OmniSeq Advance®, and OmniSeq Comprehensive®. For more information about OmniSeq’s clinical products or pharmaceutical services, or to speak with an OmniSeq CARES® specialist, call +1-800-781-1259 or visit http://www.omniseq.com.

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Same-Day Dental Implants in Berkeley, CA, Made Possible by Dr. Keith Chertok and Straumann®

An early adopter of cutting-edge techniques and technology, Dr. Keith Chertok now offers the new BLX immediate dental implant system by Straumann®. Combining the expertise of a periodontist with this modern technology, patients in and around Berkeley, CA are able to have a tooth extracted and a dental implant placed in the same visit. This decreases treatment time and significantly shortens the time without a complete, functional, and healthy smile.

Straumann is one of the leading dental implant manufacturers in the world. Their new BLX implant system opens the door for more patients to receive immediate dental implants and restore their smiles in just one day.

Dental implants are the only long-term tooth replacement solution that restores jawbone health, nearly 100 percent oral function, as well as natural-looking aesthetics. Traditionally, a tooth is extracted leaving a large hole or socket in the jawbone where the tooth root used to be. In order to restore a firm and healthy foundation, this area must be rebuilt by filling it with bone grafting material. Five or more months are typically required for the treatment site to heal before a dental implant can be successfully placed.

However, with revolutionary dental implant posts designed by Straumann, dental implant specialists and periodontists like Dr. Chertok are able to qualify even more patients for immediate solutions. This technology eliminates the need for a healing period by creating a dental implant that engages with the bone in the socket immediately after the tooth is removed. In many cases, this also makes immediate load dental implants possible, allowing patients to receive a temporary restoration and a complete smile the same day as their surgery.

Each dental implant uses technologies backed by long-term scientific evidence. Trusted by Dr. Chertok and other leaders in the field of Implantology, he is excited to implement this implant system into his practice. Dr. Chertok says, “This new system cuts out five months of healing time for patients, significantly improving the patient experience and offering lasting results.”

Dr. Chertok has been offering dental implants at his practice in Berkeley, CA since 1995. He and his specialized team welcome patients in need of single dental implants, full mouth dental implants and everything in between. To learn more about the new dental implant system Dr. Chertok has implemented at his periodontal practice or to find out if you qualify for immediate dental implants, call 510-548-0150.

About the Periodontist

Dr. Keith Chertok offers specialized periodontal care and dental implants to the Berkeley, CA area and beyond. For the last 30 years, he’s offered minimally invasive techniques always implementing the most cutting-edge technology. He started his career graduating in the top five percent of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry before completing his specialty training in Periodontics and Implantology through University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A leader in periodontics, he has taught at UCSF, the Dugoni School of Dentistry, and lectures across the country. For ten years he was also the attending periodontist in charge of periodontal education for new dental residents at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island. Among numerous other services, he offers single to full mouth dental implant transformations, revolutionary LANAP® laser gum disease treatment, and minimally invasive gum recession solutions. To learn more about Dr. Chertok or the services he and his specialized team offers, visit their website at http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com or call 510-548-0150 to schedule a personalized consultation.

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If Suffering from Back Pain, See a Physical Therapist First - Get Started Without a Doctor's Prescription

In 2016, the Center for Disease control reported that about 20.4% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, with eight percent living with high-impact chronic pain.  Acute pain can become chronic, and recurring pain can persist and worsen, affecting other parts of the body if not treated effectively, and with long-term relief as a primary goal.  

Painkillers, injections, minimally to moderately invasive procedures, and surgery can often be prevented by getting to a physical therapist first. Physical therapy is often the safer, more effective choice for treating pain, and delivers sustainable relief with the highest rate of success.  

“Physical therapy treats the root causes of the pain experienced and focuses on sustainable relief,” says physical therapist Laura Hunter, clinical rehab director of Weston, Florida’s Quality Rehab Care.  “At QRC patients receive individualized care tailored to their intake evaluation, medical history, and recovery goals.”

Going straight to a physical therapist for assessment and treatment prevents a condition from worsening and/or spreading pain to other parts of the body.  Decreased range of motion/mobility of one body part may also affect other parts of the body if not treated early. Unfortunately, the average wait time to see a physical therapist for patients who jump through insurance procedure hoops to get a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy is 24 days.  Obtaining a prescription requires seeing a primary care physician who may give you a referral to an orthopedic specialist who may write you a prescription for physical therapy.  That’s a lot of time, effort, and co-pays, and further deficits can occur in that time when living with an injury. These compounded deficits due to injury may be more invasive, time-consuming, and costly to fix.

Twenty-eight states have direct access laws by which patients can seek physical therapy directly without a doctor’s prescription.  Florida is one such state.  Patients in Florida can go directly to physical therapists; however, this direct access does not allow physical therapists to implement treatment plans in acute care settings.  The condition must be within the physical therapist’s scope of practice.  If it is not, the physical therapist can consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or refer the patient, and if the care plan exceeds 30 days, a practitioner of record must review and sign off on the plan.

Many of Laura Hunter’s patients at Quality Rehab Care utilize Florida’s direct access laws to access her services for injury recovery, post-op recovery, acute pain, chronic conditions, joint issues, and more.  Mrs. Hunter is a Board Certified and Licensed Physical Therapist with over 25 years of combined experience in acute and long-term physical therapy, in homecare, rehabilitation center, and hospital settings, locally and internationally.  

At the local hospital in Weston it takes 2-3 weeks to get an appointment to see at Physical therapist.   We make it a point to get a new patient in the same week as their request for service. Our therapist can help patients prevent and/or delay surgeries.  We can reduce the insurance cost by reducing/eliminating the use of narcotics.  Educating our patients in the correct body mechanics we also help to prevent further injuries. 

“This rehab facility is excellent,” reported Quality Rehab Care patient and Yelp reviewer Kay B.  “The genuine interest and care is awesome.  Laura is amazing and explains everything in detail. I had issues with my shoulder where my movement was very limited due to the pain.  I had dealt with this issue for quite some time.  After pursuing rehab with Laura, it was only a matter of weeks before I was back to normal. I honestly thought I would never go back to normal.  Laura and her team made this a possibility for me.”

“I am back for a third time,” says Quality Rehab Care patient and Yelp reviewer Meryl J.  “This time, I have lower back pain.  Pain stinks, but Laura and her staff are amazing. They are educated, kind, listen and really help make the pain go away!  You have to do your part and keep up the exercises at home, but when you are in the office, she really makes sure you know what to do.  Every single person who works here is amazing.  You enter her office a patient but leave a friend. I know many others who feel the same way.”

Yelp reviewer and Quality Rehab Care patient Maria O. agrees that it is the, “Best place to get better from any injury or surgery rehab, Laura is a caring, intelligent, and lovely therapist.  Her staff is helpful and nice.”

Don’t live with acute or chronic pain or put your treatment on hold to jump through administrative hoops.  Call Laura at 954-389-9905 or email quality.rehabcare@gmail.com to get started, and visit https://qualityrehabcare.com/ to learn more.

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Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, Austin, TX Dental Implant Specialist, Celebrates 11 Years as Editor-in-Chief for JIACD

Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, respected dental implant specialist, celebrates his eleventh year as editor-in-chief for The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry (JIACD). JIACD covers advanced treatments in the dental industry, including dental implants to treat even the most complex missing teeth cases. Dr. Holtzclaw provides world-class dental implant placement at DIA Dental Implant Center in Austin, TX, which he founded to focus solely on delivering the most comprehensive and specialized dental implant care available in the country.

The world’s first interactive paperless dental journal, JIACD combines traditional peer-reviewed dental literature with twenty-first-century multimedia technology. Readers are provided access to interactive literature on clinical techniques, dental implant cases, literature reviews, and expert commentary that can immediately impact their daily dental practice. Dr. Holtzclaw has been a contributing author and editor at JIACD since its inception, inspiring the industry to improve and evolve with each new year.

At DIA Dental Implant Center, Dr. Holtzclaw works with a team of highly experienced dental implant specialists to provide the most cutting-edge care for those seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth. The practice includes an in-house lab, complete with Zirkonzahn™ technology, and a team of doctors who can provide the entire dental implant treatment, from consultation to full restoration, in one location.

For those suffering with missing teeth, dental implants are the leading tooth replacement solution. The titanium implant is precisely placed into the jawbone so that is osseointegrates with the bone for maximum stability. A natural-looking and custom-made crown or bridge is affixed to the implant, completing the smile. The dental implants provided at DIA Dental Implant Center are so life-like that they are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Those looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth in Austin, TX can connect with Dr. Holtzclaw and the highly experienced dental implant specialists for a complimentary dental implant consultation. To schedule an appointment, call 512-375-0050 or visit http://www.diadentalimplants.com.

About the Practice

DIA Dental Implant Center was founded by Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on full arch immediately loaded dental implant treatment. Using experience from thousands of dental implant procedures, Dr. Holtzclaw pioneered the DIArch™ implant teeth-in-a-day treatment concept, which allows patients to receive a new dental implant smile in just one day. With an in-house laboratory utilizing world-class Zirkonzahn™ technology, staff oral surgeons, staff prosthodontists, and experienced dental technicians, DIA Dental Implant Center is able to provide industry leading dental implant treatment in one convenient location, eliminating the need for patients to travel to multiple offices, as is required with most traditional dental offices. To learn more about the DIA Dental Implant Center advantage visit http://www.diadentalimplants.com or call 512-375-0050.

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Dr. Catherine DiGiorgio Joins the Team at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation

Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS is happy to announce the arrival of Board-Certified Dermatologist, Catherine DiGiorgio, MD. The Harvard-trained dermatologist comes into the group with a top-notch education and extensive experience in lasers and cosmetic procedures, most recently working in private practice in Boston, MA and Austin, TX. The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation is pleased to add Dr. DiGiorgio’s unique dermatology expertise and skill to the aesthetic team.

Dr. Miller started his private practice in 1985 and over the last 20 years has built the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation into a leading cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatment facility for the greater Boston area. A pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine, he was the first doctor to bring the micro-needling procedure to the United States. A board-certified plastic surgeon, over the years, Dr. Miller has perfected several innovative and complex surgical techniques such as the natural facelift and neck rejuvenation. Dr. Miller continues to participate in valuable clinical trials, developing new cosmetic products and skin care technologies.

Dr. Doherty is a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in surgical procedures for the breast and body. He joined the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation in February of 2015, bringing his talent for creating a pleasing appearance without looking plastic or unnatural. Together, Dr. Miller and Dr. Doherty have been able to provide a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures for all areas of the face, neck, breast and body.

With two locations, one in Boston and one in Brookline, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation has grown into one of the city’s top destinations for surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. DiGiorgio will bring extensive experience, sharing the team’s passion for gentle, natural aesthetic care. She is already an active member of the Boston community and will make an outstanding addition to the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation team.

ABOUT DR. CATHERINE DIGIRGIO


The New Orleans native completed her medical training at the Tulane University School of Medicine. This was followed by her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Dermatology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. DiGiorgio came to Boston for a competitive fellowship, training at the Harvard Laser and Cosmetic for Photomedicine for 2 years. During this time, she trained in the application of laser and energy-based devices alongside the world’s most respected dermatologists. Today, Dr. DiGiorgio is a speaker and educator, presenting at medical conferences across the U.S., contributing to peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and participating in dermatology resident education. Before coming to the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. DiGiorgio practiced dermatology in private practice in Boston and Austin, Texas.

Known for using a conservative approach to dermatology, Dr. DiGiorgio creates a unique treatment plan for every individual. With a gentle bedside manner, she tailors each plan around the patient’s needs, goals and lifestyle. Dr. DiGiorgio specializes in the use of lasers for semi-invasive and noninvasive procedures. She has extensive experience with Botox and fillers, thread lifts, and microneedling, as well as using PRP growth factors for restoring both skin and hair.

The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation welcomes all our patients to consult with Dr. DiGiorgio. She is going to make a wonderful addition to the team. If you would like more information on any of our anti-aging treatments or would like to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. DiGiorgio, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735.

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New Alliance Academy Announces the Results of their Parent Satisfaction Survey

Recently, New Alliance Academy has conducted a survey to measure the overall satisfaction of their therapeutic education program. Those who took the survey were asked several questions and were instructed to rate their satisfaction level based on those questions from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The satisfaction level for every question on the survey had a positive outcome.

As the word “alliance” explains in its name, New Alliance Academy works very closely with the students’ families in order to achieve the students’ goals. Due to this dynamic relationship, measuring the degree of family satisfaction is an essential tool to further the success of the program. New Alliance Academy is very proud to announce that overall, families are very satisfied with the school’s program. Full results of the survey can be found on the New Alliance Academy website.

About

New Alliance Academy in Paramus, NJ is a high school for teenagers who experience acute psychological distress. New Alliance Academy provides a full educational curriculum that addresses the emotional and academic needs of its students in a day school setting. The school integrates educational and ancillary therapeutic services, expertly crafted and delivered in one location. These therapeutic services are designed to eventually facilitate the adolescent’s return to a least restrictive educational setting as soon as they are ready. Students gain a deeper understanding of themselves by receiving the tools they need to move forward in their education and in life.

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Atlanta Based Alloy Personal Training Franchise Set To Expand In The Atlanta Market

Rick Mayo launched his original personal training business as North Point in Roswell, Georgia, back in 1992. After nearly a quarter-century of success in 2011, Rick and his team started Alloy Personal Training to assist major gym chains, independent gyms, health clubs, and fitness businesses around the world in deploying personal training systems for their members. At that time, the original North Point location updated its brand name to Alloy as well, and Rick entered into a partnership with long time colleague and Atlantian, Suzanne Robb, who serves as Alloy Chief Operating Officer.

Having grown their business serving thousands of fitness facilities with millions of members around the world, the team at Alloy decided to expand via franchising last year. The Alloy vision is to provide a superior personal training franchise solution uniquely focused on serving the ever-growing, "active aging" population.

The decision to pivot to franchising given their experience and understanding of the fitness industry appears to have been timely; in only months following their initial launch, the company has already sold several development deals. Now the brand has its sights set on the Atlanta market where they project eight markets are available, including Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Buckhead, Midtown, Marietta, Suwanee, and East Cobb for people interested in becoming franchisees in the fitness space.

Fitness industry expert Bryan O'Rourke, board member of IHRSA (International Association for Health Clubs) and investor in several global fitness brands, said, "The Alloy team's experience and understanding of the marketplace and business models sets them apart as a fitness franchise. I expect great things ahead for this brand."

"The name 'Alloy' is the notion of strength and motion meeting; those two things coming together to create something bigger, stronger, and longer-lasting," says founder Rick Mayo. "Over the past few years, our team wanted to do even more to meet our mission. We know a formula that works, and that is a key ingredient to a successful franchise."

A native Atlantian, Mayo has received many accolades as a fitness and personal training guru over the years. He has traveled the world speaking on fitness business trends in Australia, Europe, and the Americas. In 2019 Mayo was recognized with the prestigious AFS Fitness Business of the Year award. The AFS award honors a studio or gym that excels in all areas of business and whose owner has demonstrated the ability to create excellent customer experiences, dedicated staff, motivated clients, and leadership in their community.

"We are excited to open up the Atlanta market," says Suzanne Robb, Alloy COO, "Being in such close proximity to the flagship location or the 'mothership' as we like to call it will enable us to use our knowledge and experience of the market to help our hometown investors and set our new franchisees up for success."

"We have incorporated everything that we have learned to own and operate a successful Personal Training Fitness Business," says Tony Chemer, VP of Franchise Sales, "allowing us to provide total support for our business partners with the specifications and systems that are already proven in thousands of gyms worldwide."

Team Alloy is Founder and CEO Rick Mayo, COO Suzanne Robb, VP of Franchise Development Tony Chemer, and VP of Education Matt Helland.

Discovery days are underway, and territories are now being awarded. If you or someone you know is interested in having their own successful personal training business, the Alloy systems are well developed, and they are focusing on very discreet segments.

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About Alloy:

Alloy’s fitness program was created in 1992 around a very straightforward philosophy: people who get personalized coaching get better results. Today, Alloy programs are among the most effective programs in the world for helping people, especially those over 50, who want to look and feel their absolute best.

Alloy’s established, effective fitness platform and business management solutions have delivered real results throughout the world. Alloy Personal Training Franchise gives franchisees the chance to make an impact, both on their community and their future with a branded, brick-and-mortar Alloy personal training franchise location.
Learn more at http://www.alloyfranchise.com

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The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Warren Office Moves Into A New Modern Space & Introduces A New NJ Top Doc

NJ Top Docs practice, The Rubino OB/GYN Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location at 27 Mountain Blvd. in Warren, NJ on Thursday, January 16 at 12PM. The Rubino OB/GYN Group founder, Dr. Robert Rubino, was joined by practice staff and local elected officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the public and media were also in attendance.

The office space at 27 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 6 in Warren marks The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s sixth space in New Jersey, joining offices in Bayonne, Clark, Madison, Summit and West Orange. The Warren office is home to new doctors including reviewed and approved NJ Top Doc, Dr. Rhonda Sanderson who began seeing patients in Warren this month. Other physicians in the group will see patients in Warren in the near future.

“This is an exciting time for our Warren, NJ practice,” explains Dr. Rubino. “We have moved into a wonderful, new office location where Dr. Sanderson can continue to provide experienced, expert care to women and mothers-to-be in the area. As ROG continues to grow, we are able to elevate our standards for women’s health care for the benefit of our patients.”

Dr. Sanderson joined The Rubino OB/GYN Group in summer 2019 and has an established presence in Warren. She has a particular interest in perimenopausal disorders, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and abdominal pain. She will see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30AM until 5PM and on Thursdays from 8:30AM until 6PM.

Dr. Sanderson completed her residency at Women and Infants’ Hospital of Brown University and received a medical degree from Drexel Medical School. Dr. Sanderson is a member of the Union County Medical Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been listed as a “Best Doctors in New York” in New York Magazine and has been recognized as a Castle Connelly “Best Doctor” since 2004.

The Rubino OB/GYN Group offers sophisticated, non-invasive solutions to women’s healthcare in a welcoming and patient-centered environment. Mammograms are available to all women, not just patients. To schedule an appointment with a doctor, please call The Rubino OB/GYN Group office at 973-736-1100 or visit https://rubinoobgyn.com/mammograph/.

To view our new video series, “Ask Your Doctors,” which address mammograms and other healthcare topics, please follow us on Facebook at @TheRubinoOBGYNGroup or on YouTube at The Rubino OBGYN Group.

To learn more about the NJ Top Docs approved providers at The Rubino OB/GYN Group, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/rubinoobgyn/

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NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Ivan Stein of Northfield Dental Group is Creating Healthy, Bright, Confident Smiles

“A smile says a lot about you. When you smile, you’re saying hello to the world,” says NJ Top Dentist Dr. Ivan Stein of Northfield Dental Group.

At Northfield Dental Group, they do their best to give patients the smile they want. Their goal is for everyone to have a healthy, bright, confident smile.

West Orange, New Jersey based NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Ivan Stein is a recognized innovator in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. He has personally developed a number of successful oral appliances for use in neuromuscular dentistry, including OravanOSA, an oral appliance for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

“The best part of my day, is when I see a patient that is smiling, happy, comfortable, and knows that we’ve made a difference in their life. Northfield Dental Group is a premier dental practice. We perform every aspect of dental care,” says Dr. Stein. “What makes us different is that our staff cares. They care about you, and that’s what’s important.”

Dr. Stein has dedicated two decades of his career to researching and treating functional disorders of the jaw and mouth — including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and excessive snoring caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — as well as full mouth reconstruction.

To learn more about Dr. Stein and Northfield Dental Group, please visit: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-dentists/dr-ivan-stein/

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NJ Top Dentists is a division of NJ Top Docs. NJ Top Docs is a comprehensive, trusted and exclusive healthcare resource featuring reviewed and approved Top Doctors and Dentists in New Jersey online in an easy to use format. NJ Top Docs only reviews and approves providers based on merit after they have been extensively vetted.

NJ Top Docs is a division of USA Top Docs which allows patients to meet providers online before making their appointment.

For more information, please click here to contact us or visit http://www.NJTopDocs.com.

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To Meet Patient Demands, Manhattan Mental Health Counseling Opens Third Location

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, a psychotherapy private practice in New York City that accepts insurance, has opened a new location to keep with increasing demand from patients. Since being founded in 2014, the organization has enjoyed significant growth, with both new and repeat customers seeking help from its therapists.

“Manhattan Mental Health Counseling was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to therapy,” explains founder Natalie Buchwald, “Providing insurance-based psychotherapy is only one part of that. Equally important is ensuring we have enough staff to provide patients with their care in a timely manner.”

Situated at 216 East 45th Street, Suite 1101- just a few blocks from the Chrysler Building - the new office features a beautifully-designed interior with seven state-of-the-art therapy rooms. It’s intended, above all else, to be both cozy and aesthetically pleasing, in order to ensure patients remain comfortable and relaxed. Patients interested in booking at the facility can reach the Appointment Coordinator at 212-960-8626.

The new location will be helmed by Mechelle Turner, LMHC a relationally-focused, trauma-informed licensed therapist. Her multifaceted, collaborative approach to therapy integrates holistic care, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and focuses on unearthing the root cause of emotional distress. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Intercultural studies as well as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.

“I’m incredibly pleased that Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has taken off to this extent, and that we’ve already been able to help so many people,” says Natalie. “I hope this expansion makes our services even more accessible and allows even more New Yorkers to enjoy better overall mental health.”

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a full-service psychotherapy private practice based in New York. We provide specialized care at an affordable price by accepting many of the insurances which are popular in New York.

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Homeopaths and Pharmacists Collaborate to Release First and Only X-energy CBD Water

Silver Springs Water, Inc. facilitated the wellness project that combined the health benefits of CBD and alkaline water for maximum health benefits through homeopathic methodologies.

Alkalized water has a high pH, facilitating negatively charged ionized water at bottling, which introduces antioxidants into the body’s system with a quick absorption rate. While alkalized water has been a homeopathic product for a long time, X-energy CBD Water is the very first alkalized water that also includes CBD.

X-energy CBD Water is the culmination of research and collaboration between Silver Spring Water, Inc., and pharmacists, homeopaths, and hemp experts spanning years. Each bottle contains an average of 10mg of CBD extracted from hemp seed and integrated into X-energy CBD Water through serial dilution and rapid agitation. Hemp is not simply added to water, it is infused into the water through this process.

Pure CBD Hemp, which is a cannabinoid that contains under 0.3% THC, is no longer a controlled substance and does not need approval by the FDA. Although “homeopathic” products are not strictly governed by the FDA, claims of health benefits of CBD are. Health benefits, including inflammation reduction, stress and anxiety relief, seizure reduction, ease digestion and more from CBD are not approved by the FDA and are purely anecdotal. Alkalized water has been found to have anti-aging properties, support the immune system and increase skin health. When combined with CBD, these benefits may be enhanced.

People taking X-energy CBD Water have done so for a wide range of purposes. Their claims of success are based on how it is ingested, and at which quantities and intervals. Direct comments from users recommend drinking the bottle in 2-3 minutes for a quick energy boost. If the goal is “general” body maintenance, one to two bottles a day are recommended. If the goal is significant improvement in overall health, immunity, or to address specific issues, drinking 2-3 bottles each day is recommended to get the necessary negative ion and CBD energy intake to meet accelerating health and wellness goals.

For more information on X-energy CBD Water, call 877-453-6223 or visit www.xenergywater.com.

Robert Quinn, PharmD, FAAO, ABAAHP

Co-Founder, President; Kohana Pharmacy and Center for Regenerative Medicine

181 Tank Farm Road Ste 120

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Office (805) 542-0864

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ManTech Selects Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to Provide Direct Access Fertility Program to Employees

Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a long-time innovator in improving access to quality, affordable fertility care, announced that it has been chosen by ManTech to provide fertility programs for interested company employees.

“This exciting wellness-initiative is a direct offshoot of ManTech’s renowned family culture,” said Jeff Brody, Chief Human Resources Officer at ManTech. “SGF’s geographic footprint, reputation for quality service, and focus on patient excellence make them an outstanding choice to offer this service for our employees and their families.”

“With fertility benefits being high on the list of valuable benefits employers can offer new recruits and current employees, Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can offer employers faster access to care, concierge-level service, and an improved patient experience,” said Patty Stull, Chief Marketing Officer of SGF. “Navigating the initial steps of infertility can be overwhelming. Many people have questions and don’t know where to turn. We’re here to offer solutions and ease concerns.”

ManTech employees will receive access to financial programs that can be coordinated with their insurance, including access to SGF’s 100% refund guarantee program that offers patients a unique financial safety net: patients either take home a baby or receive their money back.

ManTech employees may call 866-696-8681 to learn more about specific coverage options or to schedule a consult with an SGF physician.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 38 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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How to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

The typical cause of total knee replacement surgery is a torn meniscus.  The meniscus is the disc that cushions the knee and is crescent-shaped.  While this does not always cause pain, around one third of those over 50 years old have a torn meniscus, and those with arthritis have a higher chance of this.

Sufferers of chronic knee pain are treated for arthritic knees, given medications, knee braces, and corticosteroid injections to treat the pain, but this does not always work, sometimes worsens the situation.  Medical researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that corticosteroid injections run the risk of accelerating joint destruction and bone loss.  This common form of pain management for knee pain can actually shorten the patient’s road to total knee replacement surgery.  In fact, the Mayo Clinic found that the rate of total knee replacement surgery has doubled in the United States since 2000.  Since these replacement knees have a 20-year lifespan, 35% of men and 20% of women who get total knee replacement surgery under the age of 60 will need a revision in their lifetime.    The Washington Post reported on December 22nd 2018, “The 723,000 knee replacements performed in 2014 cost patients, insurers, and taxpayers more than $ 40 billion,” and this number is projected to continue to rise with the aging population and rising prevalence of obesity. 

Unfortunately, the needs of an aging and increasingly obese population with high rates of osteoarthritis and torn meniscuses is not the only reason the rate of total knee replacement is on the rise, and patients are undergoing this procedure at younger ages.  The other factor is greed.

“Medical advertising is a big part of the problem,” says orthopedic surgeon Nicholas DiNubile.  “Its purpose is to sell patients on the procedures.”

Surgery is sold as a quick-fix solution that gets the patient back to doing what they used to do before severe knee pain.  Following surgery, chronic pain persists in one third of total knee replacement patients, and one in five report being dissatisfied with the results of this major – and costly – surgery.  While the efficaciousness of total knee replacement surgery is being oversold, the possible risk factors are at the same time underreported in medical advertising.  Generally, about 0.5-1% of patients die within 90 days of undergoing knee replacement surgery.  The University of Florida published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that for total knee replacement surgery patients 60 years and older, 48 hours following the surgery, 25% of these patients showed a decline in brain connectivity in at least one brain region, and one in seven patients showed connectivity declines that spanned all brain networks, while patients 60 years old and over who did not have this surgery did not display these same declines.

If treating patients with chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis with knee braces, physical therapy, and pain management medications and injections does not prevent total knee replacement surgery, and total knee replacement surgery does not always work either and comes with notable risks, maybe we’re missing a crucial piece of the knee pain puzzle.  While osteoarthritis in the knee is generally present with severe knee pain that leads to total knee replacement surgery, and tends to be treated as the cause of knee pain, Kim Gladfelter reported in the Los Altos Town Crier in November of 2018, “There are millions of people walking around each day who have arthritis in their knees but no pain.”

But what if osteoarthritis is not the root cause of knee pain?  What if something else is going on?

Florida wholistic physical therapist Craig Cohen sees the problem of knee pain in the context of the whole body.  In his experience, knee pain is an indicator that the root cause elsewhere in the alignment and mechanics of the body.

“So many of our healthcare choices are aimed at turning off the pain, rather than heeding its message,” explains Cohen.  “With integrative physical therapy, we don’t treat the arthritic knee; we treat the entire person.  We identify how excessive strain is put on the knees from body misalignment, poor body mechanics, and muscle weakness, and develop an individualized treatment plan that starts in the office and continues at home.”

As it turns out, listening to knee pain and opting for physical therapy that identifies and addresses the root causes of the knee pain can work just as well as total knee replacement without risk of complications or pain persisting after surgical intervention.  A study published in September of 2018 in the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Journal that used two parallel randomized and controlled trials to test the outcomes of total knee replacement and non-surgical treatments on knee pain.  The study followed 100 adults with a mean age of 66 who were eligible for knee replacement surgery and had moderate to severe levels of knee pain.  Half underwent total knee replacement right away, and half were treated with physical therapy.  Researchers found that patients who were diligent in their physical therapy improved as much as those who had knee surgery in just six months to a year and avoided the risks patients with surgery endured.  Those who underwent surgery instead of physical therapy were four times as likely to develop blood clots, infections, and require another medical procedure that required anesthesia.  Of those who underwent physical therapy instead of surgery, two years later only one third opted to have knee surgery.

Study leader Dr. Jeffrey Katz reported, “It would be quite reasonable to try physical therapy first because the chances are quite good that you’ll do quite well.”

Researchers in a federally funded study at seven major universities and US orthopedic surgery centers followed 351 patients with torn meniscus and arthritis, some who were assigned immediate surgery and other who were assigned physical therapy.  They found physical therapy is most successful when a patient has an average of nine session and keeps up with regular physical therapy exercises at home.  Persistence is the key to success, and it is much cheaper with far less risk factors. 

Following knee surgery, those who have the most success with pain management and regaining their abilities from before chronic knee pain are the ones who adhere to their physical therapy regimen, and whose providers look at the big picture of their health and wellness rather than just the knee.

“We offer patients a physical therapy immersion program tailored to the root causes of their knee pain,” says Cohen.  “It’s an intense program where a patient might come in for three, four, five days in a row for therapy.  They’ll receive five hours of therapy per day, we bring in a lot of modalities.  From there, we send them home with exercises to do on their own.”

 Physical therapy directed at the actual root causes of chronic knee pain can be just as effective as total knee replacement surgery, even in patients with advanced osteoarthritis.  Physical therapy runs a lower tab and less risk of complication if the treatment regimen treats the whole body and not just the knee.

Craig Cohen and his team have two Integrated Physical Therapy and Wellness Florida locations, one in North Miami, and another in Hallandale Beach.  To learn more about working with Cohen to develop an individualized physical therapy regimen to meet your health and wellness goals, visit https://www.iptmiami.com/ or call 305-967-8976 for the North Miami Location or http://www.westfloridamfr.com/ or call 954-458-5700 for the Hallandale Beach Location. 

 

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Dr. Alexandra Chaux, Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT and CoreFitYoga.com Offers Fresh Insight and Solutions for Women who are looking to have a Flat, Healthy Tummy

Dr. Alexandra Chaux is an Expert in Hypopressive Fitness and has trained many women and celebrities on the proper techniques and benefits of this European Method created by a Medical Doctor in Belgium.

The dream of many women is to have a flat abdomen at all ages. As women age, the issue becomes more pronounced unless the take action to correct it. I am the only Doctor of Physical Therapy in the United States that is Certified by the founder of the Hypopressive Method, Dr. Caufriz of Belgium, said Dr. Alexandra Chaux.

What is the most common reason for a bulging abdomen other than obesity? It is the excess of pressure in the abdominal cavity. This excess of pressure separates the rectus abdominis in the middle section of the abdominals. Sometimes above the umbilicus, or below the umbilicus creating the impression of a bulged tummy. This is why even relatively thin women tend to get a bulged stomach over time. The key to success is to relieve the pressure in the abdomen.

Factors that Increase Abdominal Pressure:

  •     Multiple Pregnancies.
  •     Post Abdominal Surgeries.
  •     Obesity.
  •     Flaccid Abdomen.
  •     Activities of Daily Living (Breath Holding, Lifting, Carrying, Straining when toileting, or Squatting).
  •     Physical Activities such as Running, Jogging, Jumping, and Weightlifting.
  •     Sagging Abdominal Organs due to Gravity and Aging.

 

What is the Best Way of Flatten the Tummy?

The best way to flatten the abdomen is by reducing the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Traditional abdominals such as sit ups and crunches are not the only way of strengthening these muscles. In fact, sit-ups and crunches can actually INCREASE the pressure in the abdomen, thus making the stomach bulge when in a relaxed state.

A much more effective way of restoring core shape and strength is with the Hypopressive Abdominals Method. It's not necessary to do 100 crunches or sit ups to get a flat tummy which can actually increase intra-abdominal pressure and weaken the pelvic floor!
Hypopressives are a sequence of rhythmical postures, with proper posture alignment and powerful breathing techniques.

The purpose of Hypopressives is to decrease the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, thorax, and pelvic floor to transform and restore the core from inside-out.

Hypopressives will reset and rewire the abdominal muscles to maintain a flat tummy, even when you relax your abdominals. In other words, Hypopressives produce a ‘tonic response’ in the abdominal muscles by contracting the core and pelvic floor muscles with an involuntary action.

Hypopressive Benefits

  •     Improve Posture
  •     Flatten Tummy
  •     Shrink Waistline
  •     Restore Core and Pelvic Floor Postpartum
  •     Reduces Stress
  •     Calm the Mind
  •     Improve Flexibility
  •     Maintain a Healthy Spine

 

In order to succeed with Hypopressives, it is advisable to perform this method with a certified health care professional who assesses, and creates a Hypopressive program according to the client’s particular needs. There are many different issues, such as flexibility, that can cause a bulging tummy and knowing what course of action to take is critical and custom for every Client.

Dr. Alexandra Chaux, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is the only certified DPT in the USA for the Hypopressive therapeutic method by the founder in Europe Doctor Marcel Caufriez (see Caufriez Concept). Doctor Caufriez created two types of Hypopressives. Therapeutic Abdominal Hypopressive exclusively offered to Doctors, Nurses, and Physical Therapists, and Fitness Hypopressive offered to personal trainers.

The Hypopressive are very popular in Europe among Celebrities, Victoria's Secret Models, and postpartum women. Dr Chaux instructs women how to perform Hypopressives properly, to modify any activity that can increase the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, and to include a routine of Hypopressives in the daily basis to optimize results: Core Strength, a Flat Tummy, Reduced Waistline, Improved Abdominal Tone, Diaphragm Release, Improve Posture, Reduced Back Pain, better Movement and Coordination, and Restore Core after Child Birth.

See Dr. Chaux on Instagram and YouTube: HypopressiveCoreFit

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Pear Sports Is Selected by Fitness Trucking to Develop a Smart, Interactive Coaching & Wellness Platform for Long-Haul Truck Drivers

PEAR Sports, creators of the Pear Health & Fitness Platform that delivers unique smart coaching technology, today announced it has partnered with Fitness Trucking to develop a fitness and wellness program to engage, coach, and measure health progress for the 3.5 million truck drivers in America.

According to the CDC, truck drivers have the highest rates of obesity for any occupation in the United States. “Truck Drivers lead a challenging lifestyle and their life expectancy is among the lowest of any profession in the country,” said Siphiwe Baleka, CEO of Fitness Trucking. “The new Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear is a powerful digital personalized coaching platform that includes my validated custom content specifically designed to boost the health of truck drivers. Fitness Trucking selected Pear’s adaptive content delivery system because it is the only platform that offers interactive visual and audio coaching for in-the-moment exercise instruction and inspiration,” added Mr. Baleka who has been dubbed The Fitness Guru of The Trucking Industry.

Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear will provide smart coaching tools including custom training programs pushed to the truck drivers via their smartphones and smart watches. The workout and wellness content library is extensive and includes personalized fitness plans for improved strength, flexibility, cardio, guided meditation and more. Remote tele-health features will allow a coach to program and send tailored workouts to individuals or groups anywhere, anytime. Furthermore, biometric analysis can track and encourage drivers’ progress towards goals.

“We are thrilled to partner with Fitness Trucking to develop the only smart, adaptive wellness coaching program specifically designed to support truck drivers and the trucking industry,” said Bob Allison, Founder of Pear Sports. “Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear is uniquely designed to address the specific challenges that truck drivers face, and we are confident that our new interactive coaching ecosystem will provide an integral tool in the fight to improve the overall wellness of America’s truckers.”

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week, attached is a QR code demonstrating a series of exercises by Siphewe Baleka Powered by Pear in partnership with Functional Solutions. You can show your appreciation for America’s 3.5 million truck drivers by scanning the QR code with your smartphone camera and by following this link to get more information about Pear Sports, Fitness Trucking and Functional Solutions http://www.pearsports.com/fitnesstrucking.

About Pear
Pear Sports is perfecting the personalized delivery of digital health, wellness and fitness programs. Our platform and solutions deliver on-demand customized coaching that creates great experiences for customers and enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.pearsports.com.

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The Price of Wellness: Free Content On the Internet Changing Self-Improvement

Not so long ago, individuals seeking complementary or alternative medicine might have had to travel long distances to visit a provider. But with the wealth of wellness-related information on the internet today, certain self-development and life-optimization practices can be had by all at no additional cost.

Diet plans. Breathing techniques. Herbal medicine. Ayurveda. Meditation. These, along with techniques like reiki and acupressure, used to be considered rather esoteric. Yet today, they’re ordinary topics seamlessly integrated into our modern lexicon - all thanks to the internet.

For instance, sites like MindBodyGreen and Well + Good accrue thousands of social media engagements each and every week. Regular readers are eager to learn and share on topics like clean eating, chakra balancing, essential oils, mood remedies, and general self-care.

The sheer volume of wellness content available online may be having a positive effect in some areas. While our stress levels haven’t tapered off, some populations are making decent strides in eating healthier. It’s still too early to measure the true impact, but with dietary knowledge becoming more accepted by the masses, we might be on a mission to attack stress next - and we’ll take as much free advice as our fingers can scroll through.

After all, there are real socioeconomic barriers to wellness, which is likely a huge contributor to our desire to find it online.

To that end, there’s also a boom occurring in the “free with purchase” arena. Companies who sell goods adjacent to the fitness/wellness industries are offering customers more for their money. The “more” is often beneficial content related to that customer’s known area of interest.

Silent Mind, Amazon’s premier singing bowl seller, is one such company. While they have long offered additional content such as instructional videos and a user’s guide, they’ve recently completed development on a free mobile app, as well as five forthcoming new eBooks.

Tackling topics such as delving into sound therapy at home and using a singing bowl during a home yoga practice, they’re offering their audience free material which eliminates any chance of buyer’s remorse, all while offering real solutions for relief from modern problems like stress and anxiety.

“We always make clear that serious health issues need to be addressed by a licensed physician. And excessive stress is serious health issue,” says a Silent Mind representative. “However, how we live outside of the doctor’s office is a massive factor in our healing. Sound therapy tools like singing bowls are extremely helpful for many, and we want to make sure people are getting maximum results.”

The fitness, nutrition, and wellness industries are still collectively worth .3 trillion dollars, so there are - as of right now - few worries that professionals are getting the shaft financially because of the internet. In fact, many are moving online, and you can expect that many will be offering bonus content with their online sessions. It’s all part of the new landscape at which we can feel better - at no additional cost.

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