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NJ Top Doc, Dr. Colin Campbell Announces New Practice Name and New Location for 2020

NJ Top Doc, Dr. Colin Campbell is an internal medicine and primary care specialist who has been practicing for 22 years. His medical practice 1st Care Medical Arts, formerly known as ATCO Medical Associates, is determined to keep South Jersey healthy, one patient at a time.

“Dr. Campbell doesn’t treat problems… he treats YOU,” says 1st Care Medical Arts’ office manager.

Dr. Campbell’s office has relocated to West Berlin, New Jersey which is only two miles away from his previous office location. Although the practice has a new name and a new location, the same great staff and the same great NJ Top Doc, Colin Campbell, DO is there to support all of your healthcare needs.

1st Care Medical Arts will be opening its West Berlin office’s doors on January 27, 2020.

To learn more about this NJ Top Doc and his practice, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/colin-campbell/
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NJ Top Docs is a division of USA Top Docs which allows patients to meet providers online before making their appointment.
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Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine

Strategic Radiology Builds North Carolina Presence with Addition of Gaston Radiology

Gaston Radiology has joined Strategic Radiology, the third North Carolina practice to align with the leading coalition of independent radiology practices in the past year. Based in Gastonia, NC, the practice includes 18 radiologists.

“Gaston Radiology has all of the hallmarks of a Strategic Radiology practice,” said Arl Van Moore Jr, MD, FACR, CEO and chair, Strategic Radiology. “It is committed to quality radiology, service excellence, and local, independent radiology practice.”

Since 1949, Gaston Radiology has proudly served the needs of patients in and around Gaston county, part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. The practice includes fellowship-trained radiologists practicing the following subspecialties: cardiothoracic, abdominal, interventional, musculoskeletal, mammography, neuroradiology, and nuclear medicine.

Gaston Radiology provides 24/7/365 medical imaging services for CaroMont Health, a regional health system that includes a 435-bed hospital. The group practice also staffs two outpatient imaging centers equipped with advanced medical imaging technology and operates a mobile MRI.

“Staying at the forefront of quality and innovation to provide the best level of patient care has always been our guiding principle,” said Richard Herring MD, president, Gaston Radiology. “We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded groups within the Strategic Radiology coalition to strengthen our clinical and business practices even further.”

In addition to providing inpatient and outpatient imaging services, Gaston Radiology maintains high visibility in the community through sponsorship of many charitable organizations and events and is an active advocate for community health through its breast and lung cancer screening programs.

About Strategic Radiology
Strategic Radiology is a coalition of independent, private radiology practices, representing more than 1,100 radiologists. The coalition’s goal is to achieve higher quality patient care and more cost-efficient delivery of medical imaging through an integrated approach of shared data and best practices, interchanging clinical expertise, and consolidating certain practice expenses. It operates the nation’s only radiology-focused Patient Safety Organization listed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. http://www.StrategicRadiology.org.

SR Members:

  • Asheville Radiology Associates; Asheville, NC
  • Casper Medical Imaging and Outpatient Radiology; Casper, WY
  • Central Illinois Radiological Associates; Peoria, IL
  • Gaston Radiology, Gastonia, NC
  • The Hill Medical Corporation; Pasadena, CA
  • Huron Valley Radiology; Ann Arbor, MI
  • Inland Imaging; Spokane, WA
  • Mecklenburg Radiology Associates; Charlotte, NC
  • Medical Center Radiology Group; Orlando, FL
  • Minneapolis Radiology Associates; Minneapolis, MN
  • Modesto Radiological Medical Group (MRMG); Modesto, CA
  • Mountain Medical Physician Specialists; Salt Lake City, UT
  • Naugatuck Valley Radiological Associates; Waterbury, CT
  • Northwest Radiology; Indianapolis, IN
  • Quantum Radiology; Atlanta, GA
  • Radiologic Medical Services; Iowa City, IA
  • Radiology Associates; Jeffersonville, IN
  • Radiology Associates of Macon; Macon, GA
  • Radiology Associates of North Texas; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Radiology Associates of Tallahassee; Tallahassee, FL
  • Rome Radiology Group; Rome, GA
  • Southeast Radiology, Ltd.; Glen Mills, PA
  • Tower Imaging Medical Group; Santa Monica, CA
  • United Imaging Consultants; Mission, KS
  • University Radiology; East Brunswick, NJ
  • X-Ray Consultants; South Bend, IN

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

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.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Howell Michigan provide foot care screenings and evaluation to at CBC Church Day of Hope

Dr. Tom Biernacki of Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists Provided foot care evaluation and foot screenings at the CBC Church Day of Hope. Foot & ankle problems can be especially prevalent in those in financial distress with both diabetes, poor overall health and limited access to resources.

Dr. Tom Biernacki is a podiatrist and foot doctor at advanced foot and ankle specialists in Howell Michigan, Dexter Michigan and Brighton Michigan. He spent a full day working with other primary care doctors, and nurses at community Bible Church in Brighton Michigan. The medical team was able to see hundreds of patients providing foot care screenings, flu shots, diabetic screening, and other important health services.

Day of hope is an event put on by community Bible Church in Brighton Michigan on a yearly basis to provide for those in need that are financially deficient. This is been a long-standing tradition where the church provides medical assistance, financial assistance, food, clothing and presence during the winter and the holidays for those in need. This year was an especially great success due to record numbers seeing hundreds and hundreds of people.

Dr. Tom Biernacki states, “It is an absolute pleasure to be able to get back to the community, and especially those in need. Most adults and even children have serious foot issues throughout their life that can be very easily improved and screened before something worse happens. We love to give back and help the community as they have helped us extensively over the years!”

Advanced foot and ankle specialists and Dr. Tom Biernacki are ready to help you if you live in Howell Michigan, Dexter Michigan or Brighton Michigan. They specialize in diabetic wound care and foot care, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus. They can also help with biomechanical issues such as big toe joint pain, bottom of the foot pain, flat feet, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and ankle pain.

Podiatrists and foot doctors are hospital and surgical train. The doctors advanced foot and ankle specialists of Michigan are board qualified and board certified, they are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and credentialed. So, you can be sure that you are getting great foot and ankle care in Livingston County and Washtenaw County.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

After a Diagnosis of Premature Menopause at Age 26, Couple Turns to National Leader in Donor Egg Treatment to Help Them Build Their Family

Jordan and Josh of Uniontown, PA, knew it wouldn’t be easy to start a family of their own. At the young age of 26, Jordan was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)—a condition in which ovulation and menses end before the age of 40. Women who develop this have a severely diminished or depleted egg supply in their ovaries.

“Prior to my diagnosis, it was always my biggest dream to have children,” says Jordan. “When I initially learned I would need an egg donor, I was absolutely devastated. Years went by and I saw various doctors, but none of them seemed inclined to help me or give me any hope. After I married my husband, Josh, we got more serious about starting a family, and decided to go straight to the best. We sought out treatment with Dr. Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.”

“SGF offers truly compassionate, personalized care. We understand the intimate nature of fertility treatment and try to exhibit compassion and empathy at every turn. When it comes to premature ovarian failure, donor egg treatment is the only effective infertility treatment,” said Jason Bromer, M.D., who sees patients in SGF’s Frederick and Hagerstown, MD, locations.

Donor egg treatment is intended for women who are unable to use their own eggs for conception but can still carry a child. Through an egg donor, an individual or couple at SGF can select a fully medically, genetically, and psychologically prescreened egg donor who best suits their family and is ready to cycle and donate, without the wait. While SGF’s donor registry de-identifies the donors, the donor registry provides prospective recipients (the intended parents) with a wealth of information about the donor, including, in many cases, adult photos.

SGF is one of only a few centers in the nation that selects and prescreens its own egg donors prior to making them available on their donor registry. Much more commonly, fertility centers rely on an agency to select donors, which adds significant costs, passed on to the intended parents. “While neither recipients nor donors are given any identifying information about one another, at SGF the recipients are given a wealth of information about the donor, such as medical and family history, education, physical characteristics, in order to aid in the selection process,” says Michele Purcell, MHA, RN, Director, Specialty Programs at SGF.

Once Dr. Bromer explained the donor egg process, Jordan and Josh said they felt encouraged to move forward with their treatment plan and the support of the SGF team. They were thrilled to find out that their first cycle was a success.

“I sobbed with happiness; I could barely believe it. We had our miracle baby girl, and plan on using another of our three remaining embryos to give her a sibling in the future. She is the light of our lives, our greatest gift from God, and our reason for existing,” said Jordan.

Jordan reflected on her experience and how having a child via donor egg treatment was the best decision she has ever made.

“If I could go back in time years earlier, hopeless and beside myself with sadness, I would tell myself that there’s nothing to be sad about because the greatest joy you’ve ever known is just ahead. I would tell myself to hang in there and have faith. I would never trade our story for another. Our little girl is perfect in every way, and I am SO happy that we had this beautiful chapter in our lives. I am grateful every single day, and never take it for granted,” adds Jordan.

Thousands of SGF patients have become parents thanks to the generosity of egg donors, whom are compensated generously by SGF for their time, effort, and commitment, not for their actual oocytes/eggs. SGF compensates its donors at various points throughout the prescreening and donation process.

“As I was contemplating donating my eggs, friends and family reminded me to never underestimate the impact that I could have on someone else’s life. Funny, as now, I feel like my life has also been forever changed. By giving something so precious away to someone in need, I felt immeasurable, indescribable joy in return,” adds one former SGF egg donor.

Under SGF’s stringent screening requirements, any woman between the ages of 21-32 who meets certain criteria and has knowledge of her family history may be considered for egg donation. A short online application with a prompt reply identifies if a candidate is pre-qualified to become an egg donor at SGF. Once pre-qualified, all egg donor candidates must complete a comprehensive personal and family medical history questionnaire. “We take our screening process very seriously and are intentionally selective in order to try and protect the health of the baby and the intended mother,” adds Purcell.

SGF, a pioneer in offering an IVF treatment financial guarantee for donor egg, makes treatment affordable through their exclusive Shared Donor Egg Program and Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Donor Egg Treatment. With an IVF treatment guarantee, participants take home a baby or receive a 100% refund. Combined, these two programs offer patients up to six donor egg cycles for one flat amount at a 40% savings. SGF’s Donor Egg Program provides patients with a highly effective treatment to overcome infertility, with a 60% clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer.

To learn more about SGF’s Donor Egg Treatment Program, information seekers and/or current SGF patients may attend a free patient seminar in SGF’s newest Manhattan, NY office on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Dr. Anate Brauer, board certified reproductive endocrinologist, will provide an in-depth look into donor egg treatment at SGF. Attendees can ask questions one-on-one with Dr. Brauer following the seminar, and all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win ,000 off their donor egg treatment cycle.

To learn more or schedule a new patient consult, contact the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or complete a brief online form.

For international patients, to learn more about SGF’s International Donor Egg Treatment Program or for help choosing an egg donor, please reach us by phone at 0208 003 0827 or email Amanda Segal, International Patient Liaison, at Amanda.Segal@sgfertility.com.

Watch SGF’s International Donor Egg On-Demand Webinar, hosted by Joseph Doyle, M.D. and International Patient Liaison, Amanda Segal. Attendees will learn about SGF’s internally renowned Donor Egg Treatment Program, which offers concierge-level coordination of care, high success rates, and innovative financial options. Viewers will also learn more about our donor egg registry, the donor recruitment process, and tips for selecting an egg donor, in addition to receiving temporary access to the database.

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 36 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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Glaucoma, “The Sneak Thief of Sight,” Continues to Affect Vision of Millions of Americans

According to estimates from the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” more than 3.2 million Americans ages 40 and over have glaucoma in the year 2020. The number is expected to increase as the population ages. Glaucoma, often referred to as the “The Sneak Thief of Sight,” is a leading cause of vision loss that damages the optic nerve. Although symptoms may not be noticeable at first, glaucoma slowly diminishes peripheral vision (side vision), making activities such as driving increasingly difficult.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety nonprofit organization, seeks to educate the public on the disease, including risk factors, types of glaucoma, treatment options and more. Prevent Blindness offers a dedicated web page providing patients and their caregivers with free information at https://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma or its online resource, Living Well with Low Vision at https://lowvision.preventblindness.org.

More women than men have glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma also include:

  • Age- The older you are, the greater you are at risk (especially those more than 60 years old).
  • Race- African-Americans age 40 and over are 4-5 times more likely to have glaucoma than others. Hispanics are also at increased risk for glaucoma as they age. Those of Asian and Native American descent are at increased risk for angle closure glaucoma.
  • Family History- If you have a direct relative with glaucoma, you are more likely to get glaucoma. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, strongly encourage your family members to get complete eye exams.
  • Medical History- You are at higher risk if you have a history of high pressure in the eyes, previous eye injury, long term steroid use, or are farsighted or nearsighted.

 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) also states that those with diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body are at increased risk of glaucoma.

“The year 2020 is an ideal reminder for all of us to make the resolution today to save our vision for tomorrow,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “By detecting vision problems and treating them early, including those from glaucoma, we can help to avoid significant vision impairment.”

The AAO’s EyeCare America program provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to medically underserved seniors age 65 and older, and glaucoma exams to those at increased risk. For more information, visit https://www.aao.org/eyecare-america.

Allergan is supporting the efforts of Prevent Blindness in its public outreach efforts to protect vision from glaucoma. Allergan is a leading global pharmaceutical company with a more than 70-year heritage in eye care has launched over125 eye care products and invested billions of dollars in treatments for the most prevalent eye conditions including glaucoma, ocular surface disease, and retinal diseases such as diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusion. Recently, Allergan launched the My Glaucoma campaign which is designed to help people understand the burden of living with glaucoma and empower those with the disease and their caregivers to feel comfortable speaking with their doctor about a treatment regimen that fits their lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.MyGlaucoma.com.

For more information on glaucoma, or other financial assistance programs, including Medicare coverage, please call Prevent Blindness at (800) 331-2020 or visit https://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma.

About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public. Together with a network of affiliates, Prevent Blindness is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America. For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-800-331-2020. Or, visit us on the Web at preventblindness.org or facebook.com/preventblindness.

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

Five physicians from Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center receive top doctor honors from Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors for 2019

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers, a leading dermatology practice whose expertise and exceptional quality help diagnose and treat skin cancer and other skin conditions, announces five of their Board-Certified physicians have been honored with the prestigious Top Doc award by Castle Connolly.

Since 1991, the renowned publishing company Castle Connolly has compiled the list of America’s Top Doctors® each year to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of a medical doctor, involves hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Every doctor on the list is nominated by peer doctors in their specific field.

The Top Doc designation was awarded to:
Shawn Sabin, MD                
Dermatologist, Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon        
Daniel Bortnick, MD        
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Elizabeth Spenceri, MD        
Dermatologist, Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon
Michael Haag, MD         
Dermatologist
Mark Fleishman, MD        
Dermatologist, Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. The Physicians selected for inclusion were included in the January issue of 435 magazine’s “Top Doctors” and may also appear online at castleconnolly.com or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print.

The Top Doc award-winning physicians accept patients at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers’ five area offices conveniently located in the cities of Leawood and Overland Park, Kansas, as well as Lees Summit, Joplin, and the Shoal Creek neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, was founded in 1987 by Dr. Glenn Goldstein and was one of the first practices to offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery for high-risk skin cancer patients. Headquartered in the Kansas City area, the practice is recognized today as one of the top treatment centers in the nation for skin cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and is home to 20 board-certified dermatologists, including seven fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons.

Each year, over 100,000 patients pass through the doors of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers and its highly specialized medical professionals treat over 7,000 skin cancers and thousands of other dermatological conditions annually. Using a balanced approach to general dermatology, skin cancer treatments and prevention, and cosmetic skin procedures of the face and body, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers offers well-rounded and comprehensive care to all its patients.

Additionally, the expanding practice now also includes a range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelifts, body contouring and more at certain locations. And, for those seeking the latest advances in laser skin treatment, the practice is recognized as a national training center by the largest laser company in the world.

“U.S. Dermatology Partners is proud of the physicians from our Kansas City team that are so respected by their peers as to be deemed worthy of the Top Doc honor,” says CEO Paul Singh. “This designation is a tribute to their commitment to delivering exceptional patient care experiences and to supporting our vision of building the premier dermatology care community in America.”

About U.S. Dermatology Partners
As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team, therefore, includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

EVRL Cold Laser Therapy Comes to Cutting Edge NYC Practice

Dr. Shoshany's legions of satisfied patients know well how much he likes using lasers as ancillary treatments for pain and injuries. Not satisfied with the three existing hot and cold laser devices, last year Dr. Shoshany added the FX-635 which also holds FDA approval for chronic lower back pain and plantar fasciitis.

While he's been getting amazing results with the FX-635, Dr. Shoshany also decided to add the latest Erchonia laser, known as the EVRL. What makes this laser unique is it offers red light therapy, which is what most medical laser devices output, but the EVRL also outputs a violet laser frequency. In mathematical terms, the wavelengths are between 4 and 500 nanometers, so it has great applications. The light is also both antimicrobial anti-bacterial.

Patients complaining of neck pain, back pain or even knee pain now have an even easier time undergoing non-invasive treatment. With all these advanced attributes combined, Dr. Shoshany is getting extraordinary results without drugs, and without surgery.

The application of the laser lasts about 3 minutes, so after an adjustment, before undergoing spinal decompression, a provider can quickly use the laser on the neck or back. This allows the use of additional ancillary treatments to help manage pain and speed healing without adding a lot more time to each visit. And the addition of the EVRL is not limited to an already unrivaled class-leading spinal decompression protocol. Violet laser light is not just a colored diode, it operates on a different wavelength, and may demonstrate different recovery properties. When combined with the red laser, we have a new and unique combination not seen before in the field of light therapy. The device’s individually programmable heads put out different frequencies at the same time so several different symptoms can be addressed with the same EVRL device.

When asked about his favorite attribute of the EVRL Laser, Dr. Shoshany says, "I love portability and ease of use. If it makes my life easier and takes less time to set up, that means more one on one time with patients. That's not something you see anymore in most practices. That is what sets us apart. We get the patient back to where they want to be, not just back to normal, we help them excel past recovery."

Whether it is simply pain, inflammation, or rotator cuff tendonitis, adding this laser to any treatment protocol can speed a patient’s tissue healing, getting patients back to their routine functional and pain-free quickly. If you're a patient looking to learn about the new EVRL, or want to learn how Dr. Shoshany and his team integrate the EVRL laser into physical therapy and chiropractic applications, please call us at 212 645 8151.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

The Summit Counseling Center Screens Movie for Community Mental Health

The Summit Counseling Center is bringing a modern mental health issue to the public eye with the help of filmmaker and physician, Dr. Delaney Ruston. Together, they are using an original movie to educate the public on mental health challenges that are caused by screen technology. A free community screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, will focus on modern mental health struggles and offer solutions for families and teenagers affected by screen technology.

This new movie is following on the heels of Dr. Delany Ruston’s award-winning 2016 film, SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age, which also explored the mental health impact of screen technology. The previous film has been screened more than 8,000 times, reaching 4 million people in more than 70 countries. It continues to be screened and shared today and it has been featured on programs such as PBS NewsHour, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age started as a personal story, before growing to an international scale.

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, the latest film by Dr. Delaney Ruston, will be screened by Summit Counseling Center this January, at no charge to those in attendance. The film examines resilience and the science behind teens’ emotional challenges. It addresses the interplay of social media and what can be done in schools and homes to help build skills such as navigating stress, anxiety, and depression in the digital age. It promises to take the conversation around screens and teens to the next level.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to present this film to our community,” said Cathy Murphy, Director of Community Outreach, The Summit Counseling Center. “Next Chapter focuses on the challenges our youth are facing today and provides tools to help promote stress resilience, emotional agility, and healthy screen habits.”

About The Summit Counseling Center
Since 1990, The Summit Counseling Center has been a trusted community partner; bringing hope, healing, and restoration to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Through their partnerships with local community organizations, The Summit serves North Atlanta at 33 locations, including 28 local public schools where there is a therapist onsite. To learn more about The Summit Counseling Center, their school counseling services, and how they support communities, visit http://www.summitcounseling.org

To register for a free community film screening:

Thursday, January 16th. Johns Creek, GA https://www.eventcombo.com/e/screenagers-next-chapter-presented-by-summit-counseling-cent-37002

Sunday, January 26th. Millton, GA https://www.eventcombo.com/e/screenagers-next-chapter-presented-by-summit-counseling-cent-37005

Posted in: Health & Medicine

The Center to Advance Palliative Care Releases Nation’s First Report on Palliative Care Outside of the Hospital Setting

While 87% of patients hospitalized in America are admitted to hospitals with a palliative care team, more and more healthcare organizations are making palliative care services available to patients with serious illness outside of the hospital and in the community settings in which people live.

Community settings include office practices, medical clinics, long-term care facilities, and patients’ homes. Several studies show that community palliative care reduces hospital and emergency department visits, lowers acute care costs, and improves care continuity, quality of life, and survival outcomes.

Little information exists on the availability or characteristics of community palliative care. In an attempt to identify these important resources, the Center to Advance Palliative Care has released the first-ever survey and report documenting community-based palliative care programs in America. The project, Mapping: Community Palliative Care, was conducted over three years, among 890 programs.

Key Findings of the survey include:

  • More than half of respondents provide palliative care in patients’ homes.
  • Almost half of community programs (46%) provide palliative care services in an office practice or clinic.
  • The majority of community programs treat adult patients only.
  • Community and hospital palliative care programs are often interwoven.

 

"We know that there is great need for community palliative care, but know very little about who, what, and where it's happening nationally," said Maggie Rogers, Senior Research Manager and lead author; The Center to Advance Palliative Care. "This report shows that palliative care in the community is happening and at an even greater scale than we expected. My hope is that we can continue to expand availability of, and access to, palliative care in community settings across he United States while tracking this growth for the field."

This foundational report provides the first scan of community palliative care programs in the United States. Although likely an underrepresentation of the true number, the data provide important insights as to what types of organizations are developing community palliative care, what settings are being served, and the ages of patients being cared for.

All community programs identified in the survey through the Mapping Palliative Care project can be found in the Palliative Care Provider Directory.

About the Center to Advance Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health care for people living with a serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need. CAPC is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. http://www.capc.org,

To arrange an interview with the report's authors, please contact John Zoccola at 267.664.2759 or johnzoccola409@gmail.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Kindful Body Launches, Offering Online Eating Disorder Therapy for Californians

Kindful Body, a collaboration of skilled clinicians dedicated to providing compassionate, trauma-informed care for clients suffering from eating disorders, is now offering online eating disorder therapy throughout California. The new virtual group practice was founded by Marcella Cox, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, who has been practicing for nearly a decade and saw the need to make treatment accessible to Californians struggling with disordered eating and body shame.

“With increasing rates of individuals diagnosed with and seeking treatment for eating disorders, I was overwhelmed with calls for support,” said Marcella Cox, LMFT, founder of Kindful Body. “The urgent need for experienced eating disorder therapists inspired me to expand my practice and start Kindful Body to reach more people looking for help on their recovery journey. By offering counseling using the latest telemental health HIPAA-compliant technology, we are able to reach more people looking for support throughout California and provide support at a more affordable cost.”

Kindful Body works with adults and older adolescents looking to heal from disordered eating, body shame, trauma, and anxiety to deepen their relationship with themselves and others so they can live the lives they desire. As eating disorders affect all aspects of a person’s life and have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness, Kindful Body collaborates with other outpatient providers, including dietitians, doctors, psychiatrists, and other members of a client’s treatment team. We also continually assess that outpatient video counseling is the appropriate level of care for our clients.

Kindful Body offers treatment for the full range of eating disorders and disordered eating including: binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, orthorexia, compulsive overeating, night eating syndrome, atypical anorexia, and atypical bulimia; as well as related compensatory and compulsive behaviors, such as excessive exercise or anorexia athletica and body image issues.

The Benefits of Online Eating Disorder Counseling
Research has shown that video therapy is just as effective as meeting a therapist in person. Kindful Body video counseling is ideal for Californians who are juggling multiple demands between work and family. By working with a skilled online eating disorder therapist, Kindful Body clients can more easily fit support for recovery, self-care and personal growth into their schedule. By eliminating the travel cost and time of in-person therapy, Kindful Body video counseling makes it it easier for anyone struggling with disordered eating to get the help they need and increase the likelihood of a successful recovery.

“Recovery is a process of self-discovery, befriending yourself, and reclaiming your sense of self and your life—full recovery is possible,” added Marcella Cox. “Working online together, our clients can begin a process that can deepen and enrich their lives, their relationships with others, and (more importantly) with themselves, no matter where they are.”

About Kindful Body
Kindful Body, a collaboration of skilled and experienced clinicians dedicated to providing compassionate, trauma-informed care, provides in-person therapy and online eating disorder counseling in California. Our mission at Kindful Body is to help clients to befriend and heal parts of themselves so they can make the changes they desire to live with more balance, authenticity, and ease. To fulfill our mission, we believe it is essential to address behavioral change as well as underlying issues. Overcoming these struggles can provide opportunities for growth and to discover new strengths. Learning to be more self-compassionate is key for recovery, as well as for mental health and well-being. Helping improve the quality of our clients’ relationships with themselves and others ultimately improves the quality of their lives. Our non-pathologizing, integrative approach is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindful Self-Compassion, Brené Brown’s Shame Resilience Theory, Intuitive Eating, and Health At Every Size®. For more information, please visit kindfulbody.com.

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Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers Announces New Annapolis Addiction Treatment Center

Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is proud to announce that its Annapolis addiction treatment center will be the latest addition to its growing network of intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment locations. As of December 9th, Kolmac will provide comprehensive addiction treatment services at this new location.

Since 1973, Kolmac has been providing a flexible and effective IOP program. This treatment was developed by industry expert and Kolmac Chief Innovation Officer George Kolodner MD. For the last four decades, our program has helped more than 30,000 men and women achieve sobriety.

A look at Kolmac’s new Annapolis location

Much like Kolmac’s new Frederick center, this clinic location will begin by offering an evening IOP program, which is the most popular offering at Kolmac. Over time, the Annapolis location will also offer a daytime IOP program for patients who are seeking treatment outside of evening hours.

In addition, the Annapolis addiction treatment site will launch a continuing care program. The location will also offer family support resources and develop continuing care groups to meet the needs of specific populations over time.

Licensed and experienced addiction treatment professionals will staff the new Annapolis location. The center will also give patients access to an onsite psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner who can treat coexisting mental health issues during addiction treatment.

According to Kolmac CEO Wayne Sensor, “Our goal has always been to provide highly effective addiction treatment that works with our patients’ busy schedules. The offerings at our new Annapolis location will allow men and women to get the comprehensive care they need to recover from addiction without having to leave their everyday lives to receive inpatient care.”

Helping even more patients with Kolmac’s new Annapolis addiction treatment center

Kolmac selected Annapolis as the newest center location because the team realized it could help the men and women in the area who are seeking treatment for addiction. “Opioid addiction is a growing concern in Annapolis and around the United States, but addiction to alcohol and other substances is also prevalent. Kolmac is expanding its reach to help even more people take their lives back from these substances,” Sensor explains.

About Kolmac

Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is a network of intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatment centers in Washington D.C., Maryland and Pennsylvania. Utilizing a treatment method that was developed by George Kolodner, M.D., more than 45 years ago, the Kolmac model provides easier access to treatment, greater program flexibility and dramatically lower costs, while offering the same effectiveness as traditional inpatient programs. In addition to providing all three phases of treatment, including outpatient detoxification, rehabilitation and continuing care, Kolmac also offers treatment for co-occurring psychiatric disorders, as well as education and resources for family members and referring professionals. For more information about Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers, please visit http://www.kolmac.com.

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Unitek Learning Announces Their Expansion to Two Locations in Idaho

Unitek Learning is proud to announce the expansion of Eagle Gate College to Boise and Idaho Falls. Eagle Gate plans to offer medical assisting and nursing programs at both locations. The Idaho Board of Nursing recently gave Unitek initial approval to create nursing education programs for these new campuses. Based in California, Unitek seeks to provide Idaho residents with accelerated and convenient courses for their health care needs. The two campuses will open in 2020, and they will offer aspiring professionals a range of programs in the nursing field.

“During the Idaho Board of Nursing meeting that was held on October 10th in Boise, Idaho, all board members unanimously voted to grant Unitek initial approval to plan a new nursing education program application for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, and a Practical Nursing program,” said Dr. Abdel Yosef, Chief Academic Officer at Unitek Learning. “The addition of these nursing programs will help alleviate nursing shortages in the state of Idaho.”

While the Idaho Board of Nursing has approved the development of these programs, they have not yet been approved by the school’s accrediting agency or the Idaho State Board of Education. Once finalized, students can benefit from a dynamic learning environment. This includes applied training, hands-on exercises, and clinical simulations. In addition, most students will benefit from class caps to maximize their learning experience. Some programs will also feature online coursework for the busy adult. Others will utilize state-of-the-art simulation centers with high-fidelity simulators and sim-view technology. The next generation can gain a well-rounded education at Unitek, effectively preparing them for successful health care careers.

“It has been another year of growth and opportunity for Unitek Learning, and we look forward to extending our reach in Idaho,” said David Higley, Chief Marketing Officer at Unitek Learning. “Through the Boise and Idaho Falls campuses, Unitek seeks to promote student excellence, strengthen support for workforce development, and help fill the need for health care professionals in the United States.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Eagle Gate College, and Provo College. Unitek Learning is now expanding their presence to Idaho and Reno, Nevada. Taught by experienced professionals, Unitek programs teach clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in health care and nursing.

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Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists moves to the city of Howell in Livingston County Michigan

Advanced foot and ankle specialists have moved their Howell office in Livingston County, Michigan. This is the busiest and longest standing podiatrist and foot doctor practice in Howell, Livingston County.

This new location is located at 524 Byron Rd, Howell, MI 48843. We have moved closer to the campus of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Patients can come see Dr. Tom Biernacki, Dr. John Stevelinck, Dr. Marc Bonanni and Dr. Danielle Blanchard at this office in Howell Michigan. This is a new state-of-the-art office that is significantly larger, has better wheelchair access, better bathroom access and over all larger scale to better serve you.

This new state of the art office provides x-ray, ultrasound and other advanced imaging modalities.

Advanced foot and ankle specialists have historically been the top ranked podiatry practice in the area, all podiatrists are board qualified and board certified. All the podiatrists in our practice are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. We aim to provide top-quality care and help you with your foot and ankle problems.

A podiatrist can help you with your heel pain, ingrown toenail pain, fungal toenails, toenail pain, heel pain, ankle pain and leg pain.

We are specifically trained to help you with diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers. Even if you have an infection or are needing help in any area, come see us will take great care of you.

So, come see us and we will take amazing care of all your foot and ankle needs. See why we are your choice for foot doctors in Howell Michigan!

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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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Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Living,Science

Department of Justice Filing Motion Allowing Uncollected Taxes in Healthcare Industry to Continue

Almost every privately insured employee receives an Explanation Of Benefits form from their insurance company. Listed on the form is the amount billed by the provider and the amount the insurance company pays. The unpaid difference is a cancelation of debt. This canceled debt is not taxed. The canceled debt given to the insurance company is 85% of the debt the patient was billed and owed.
 
The IRS is claiming it has the discretionary authority not to enforce the tax code imposed on the cancelation of debt on the private side of the health care business. The amount of tax revenue lost each year is approximately one and one-half trillion dollars. This year the United States has a tax short-fall of one trillion dollars, that is added to the National Debt.

There is no tax law that allows for the write-off of the canceled debt.
 
On December 2nd, 2019, the DOJ will file, in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Meidinger v. United States, the reason why the IRS has the authority not to enforce the tax laws.

Posted in: Finance,Government & Politics,Health & Medicine,Services,U.S

Female-led team launches life changing medical bill management app designed to help patients understand, manage and pay all medical bills in one place.

The RexPay team is excited to announce that November 14 marked the launch of the RexPay app, an all in one solution to help patients to understand, manage, and pay their medical bills. By working alongside healthcare providers to streamline and digitize the billing process, RexPay is the rescue app that patients and their doctors have been waiting for!

In 2016 Rachel Mertensmeyer, CEO and Co-founder of RexPay, experienced both a serious injury and the overwhelm of dealing with medical bills. After seeking a solution to aid her in navigating the system and failing to find a helpful tool, she conducted market research to determine whether this was a universal problem for Americans. After 200 patient interviews and in-depth market research, Rachel and the team uncovered that 80% of patients feel confused about their medical bills (Waystar 2018), and 36% of patients find it difficult to organize and track their medical bills and payments (Becker Hospital Review 2017). Rachel also found that healthcare costs (.3T in 2017) and out-of-pocket patient costs (0BN in 2017) rise year over year, and she saw the need for a personal finance tool that puts patients first and addresses the pain points that they experience (CMS, 2019).

In order to tackle this problem, Rachel quickly gathered a group of passionate investors, programmers, specialists and advisors to develop what today is the powerhouse RexPay team, now based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Together, the team built the RexPay app, which is a solution to the issues plaguing patients. Duplicate bills and billing errors are a costly annoyance, and paper bills are hard to keep track of, especially in our digital world. The RexPay app allows patients to pay all medical bills in one place, track deductibles and out of pocket maximums, and keep bills organized by adding tags, notes, and reminders. These features increase patient visibility to their insurance information and help them stay on top of payments in order to avoid collections. The app also includes a chatbot maintained by the team’s billing specialists. In it, Rex comes to the rescue by answering questions about payments, savings accounts, and insurance.

RexPay receives guidance and expertise from advisory board members such as Mick Murray, former CFO of Blue Shield California, Randy Lipps, founder and CEO of Omnicell, Stephanie DiMarco, founder and former CEO of Advent Software, and Al Castino, former CFO at Autodesk and Peoplesoft. The team has also received recognition as a powerful game-changer in the digital startup world. RexPay has been a finalist in the Venture Madness Competition, the Arizona Innovation Challenge, the MIINT Impact Investing Competition (represented by UCLA Business School), and the Colorado Capital Conference. The company was also accepted into the Launchpad Digital Health Accelerator program, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation incubator in Phoenix, and the Startup AZ Collective.

After raising .1MM in pre-seed funding, building a team of 19 passionate team members, and completing product development, RexPay is now live with early provider customers and the public. The team is ready to scale the product and excited to impact patients’ lives by providing a solution which is now ready to enable any patient in the U.S to understand, manage, and pay all their medical bills in one place.

The RexPay app is available for anyone to download in Google Play and the Apple App Store. The team invites you to join them as they rescue patients from medical bill mayhem. Follow their journey on social media, download the app, and reach out to them about ways to join the rescue mission on their website.

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Give InKind Raises .5M to Grow Social Support Platform

Give InKind, the social platform for coordinating community support in times of need, today announces the closure of a pre-seed investment round totaling .5M. Give InKind launched in beta September 2016, and released its full version in January 2019. The platform has grown 20% every month since.

“Life can change in an instant. When someone has a new baby, an unexpected illness, or anything unforeseen - friends, families, and communities all want to help, but most don’t know how,” says Give InKind CEO and Founder Laura Malcolm. “Give InKind makes it easy for people to support one another, from anywhere. Thousands of people across America have already channeled support and received help through Give InKind. With the backing of a great group of investors, I’m thrilled to help communities make life easier for everyone who needs help, anytime, anywhere.”

Give InKind participated in the Ready, Set, Raise accelerator from the Female Founders Alliance, culminating in an investor demo-day in mid-October. “By the end of demo day, our round was already oversubscribed, and we tripled our fundraising goal within weeks,” said Malcolm. “The intense six-week program gave us valuable access to mentorships, pitch coaching, and relationships with some of Seattle’s best investors.”

Give InKind was selected among the Ready Set Raise participants and awarded a 0k investment from Trilogy Equity Partners. Additional investors include Madrona Venture Group, SeaChange Fund, Keeler Investments, FAM Fund, Grubstakes and Alliance of Angels. X Factor Ventures, a venture capital fund by and for female founders nationally, also participated in the round, as did many of Seattle’s most influential angel investors.

“Give InKind solves a universal problem,” says Trilogy Equity Partners Managing Director Amy McCullough. “Everyone needs help at some point in their life, and most of us know the feeling of wanting to support our friends, families, and communities. We are proud and excited to partner with Give InKind as they become the universal solution for how we give in times of need.“

Give InKind will use the funding to continue to grow its platform and reach, and develop strategic offerings for healthcare, churches, and other organizations. Says Malcolm, “Seeing the number of lives that have already been impacted by Give InKind has been powerful, and knowing that we’ll now be able to grow that impact even faster is an honor.”

About Give InKind
Give InKind is a modern social platform for coordinating support when life is disrupted. From the birth of a baby, to loss of a family member, to medical crisis, and disasters, friends and families need ways to give and receive help, from anywhere. Give InKind facilitates comprehensive support with its Care Calendar, Wishlist, and Donations on one easy-to-use page, empowering communities to support one another through life events that need more than just money. To learn more visit: https://www.giveinkind.com

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HYPERAMS, LLC Invests in Management and Support Teams with New Personnel Hires

HYPERAMS is pleased to announce the hire of Gary Poe as Director of Machinery and Equipment Valuations. In his new role at HYPERAMS, Gary joins veteran appraiser Rick Wiorek to support the Company's appraisal division and manage the M&E Appraisal Group's operations.

Gary is the ideal addition to the company for this role, as he brings significant experience in a wide variety of industry verticals and has spent time with some of the nation's leading appraisal firms. Gary is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and has achieved the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser. He looks forward to taking a leadership role and helping to grow HYPERAMS' M&E appraisal practice.

In addition to strengthening its management team, HYPERAMS also welcomed several new operations personnel. Jake Pauls recently joined the Appraisal Division as a Senior Associate and will be supporting the Division's Inventory group. Jake has spent time with one of the largest appraisal firms in the country, as well as one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies. HYPERAMS also recently hired Alyssa Maras as an Associate Writer, a recent graduate of Valparaiso University. Alyssa will bring her writing talents honed while working for the university’s newspaper to HYPERAMS’ appraisal reports. Swetha Vijayakumar also recently joined the HYPERAMS finance and accounting team. Swetha’s experience in similar roles in the consulting and education industries makes her an ideal fit for HYPERAMS’ customer service culture.    

"We're pleased to welcome Gary, Jake, Alyssa, and Swetha to our team as we continue to grow our practice," said Managing Director of Appraisal Services Jonathan Deptula. "All of these new hires have already proven themselves to be tenacious, hardworking individuals with a desire to utilize their skill sets to the benefit of the Company."

About HYPERAMS, LLC

HYPERAMS is a full-service auction, appraisal, retail liquidation, and reverse logistics firm. We specialize in assisting both distressed and healthy companies manage surplus assets by providing a complete asset disposition strategy. The Asset Disposition division focuses on investing in and monetizing assets through orderly liquidations and live and webcast auctions. The Appraisal division provides valuations of machinery & equipment and inventory in all industry verticals. HYPERAMS has performed thousands of appraisals, auctions, and store closings on behalf of financial institutions, restructuring professionals, private equity firms, and business owners. Our reputation is our best asset.

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Free Flu Vaccines Today for Atlanta Metro Area Seniors Ages 65+

Ahead of what’s expected to be among the most severe flu seasons on record, JenCare Senior Medical Senior, in partnership with Publix, National Church Residences, Fulton County Commissioners Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Natalie Hall, as well as City of Atlanta Councilmember Marci Overstreet, are today offering free flu shots for metro area residents ages 65 and older at Baptist Towers (1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30311). All seniors who participate in the event between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., will receive a gift card.

“It’s especially vital for Medicare-eligible seniors to receive flu vaccines ASAP,” notes Jonathan Flacker, M.D., AGSF, Market Chief Medical Officer for JenCare-Atlanta. A renowned geriatrician, Flacker adds that “the flu shot is one of the simplest ways to help keep older adults healthy and thriving as the seasons change and temperatures cool.”

Flu season peaks between December and February but can extend well into the spring. Seniors, young children and people with chronic conditions are most at risk. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 90 percent of deaths resulting from the flu were adults over the age of 65.

“The reality is that the flu can be devastating for seniors living with diabetes, heart problems, asthma and other conditions. Happily, it’s largely preventable,” underscores James Harrington, M.D., a local JenCare Center Medical Director having already given flu vaccines to more than 85 percent of his patients to protect them this flu season. “These types of outreach events are important to drive awareness and help seniors avoid flu-related complications and hospitalizations.”

A community focused medical practice, recent JenCare has partnered with other local businesses and charities to provide the community with dental clinics and pop-up spas to promote health and wellness services and information to local seniors. The events reinforce the company’s mission to honor seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health.

The flu shot clinic on Nov. 15 will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Baptist Towers located at 1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30311. More information is available at 404-780-8794.

About JenCare Senior Medical Center

For seniors most in need of care, high-quality health care often is beyond reach. JenCare Senior Medical Center is a ChenMed company that brings concierge-style medicine — and better health outcomes — to the neediest populations. In the metro area, JenCare operates four senior-focused medical practices in Atlanta, Decatur, East Point, and Morrow, Ga.

ChenMed is a privately owned medical, management and technology company that operates nearly 60 primary care medical practices for seniors in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Its popular brands also include JenCare Senior Medical Center, Chen Senior Medical Center, and Dedicated Senior Medical Center.

Results of JenCare’s/ChenMed’s high-touch approach to primary care are impressive, as illustrated in the Modern Healthcare cover story (Oct. 20, 2018), which reports, “Indeed, ChenMed's approach has resulted in 50 percent fewer hospital admissions compared with a standard primary-care practice, 28 percent lower per-member costs and significantly higher use of evidence-based medications.” Inspired by ChenMed chairman and founder James Chen, M.D., Ph.D., the company has been serving low-to-moderate-income seniors with multiple complex chronic conditions for over 30 years.

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National Institutes of Health grant to fund research on noise attenuation technology

Invictus Medical, the San Antonio, Texas-based medical device company dedicated to providing newborns with healthy development milestones, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase I grant to continue development of Invictus’ Neoasis™ device, a new, noise-attenuation technology aimed at making neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) more conducive to newborn infants’ development.

“NICU noise is a well-established risk for preterm infants. The literature indicates that levels of noise found in these care areas can have short- and long-term health consequences. Clinicians are looking for solutions to this problem,” said George Hutchinson, Invictus Medical’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Neoasis™ provides a non-contact means to reduce noise inside infant incubators.”

The NIH grant provides funding to complete the testing of the Invictus’ device in a hospital-based NICU simulator, providing the most realistic test environment without involving patients. Upon successfully completing this simulator testing, the Neoasis™ will be evaluated in the clinical environment.

Research funding for this project was supported by the National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R43DC018464. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

About Invictus Medical
Invictus Medical is a San Antonio, Texas-based medical device company that aims to ensure that children are able to attain their developmental milestones. As evidenced by their award-winning innovations, Invictus Medical has been at the forefront of pediatric care since its founding in 2012. Invictus Medical is a privately held company. For more information about Invictus Medical, please see http://www.Invictusmed.com.

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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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Schlafender Hase introduces TVT Spelling: Added Insurance against Avoidable and Costly Spelling Errors

Schlafender Hase®, the leader in smart proofreading software for sensitive, high-volume packaging and labeling requirements, is now offering new functionality to ensure against avoidable and costly spelling errors: TVT Spelling. TVT Spelling is an add-on module that is fully integrated into the company’s flagship automated proofreading software, TVT®, the Text Verification Tool®.

“In an ideal world, there would be no mistakes in originally approved manuscripts, but the proofreader’s world is not ideal. Spelling errors are all too common and too costly – even in originally approved manuscripts,” said Frank Hessler, the company’s Managing Director. “TVT Spelling will help our users catch errors often overlooked in originally approved manuscripts and eliminate errors that can occur as the manuscript progresses through the proofreading process.”

In most cases, original manuscripts are created in a file type that includes a spell checker, such as, for example, in MS Word. But during the workflow, different file formats are used that do not include a spell check function. TVT Spelling can check spelling in any supported file format and be used at any phase in the proofreading process. It can also be used by different partners in the process.

Mr. Hessler added: “Fully integrated into TVT, the TVT Spelling module will be especially useful when checking finally approved artworks before they are entered into the printer’s proof. Errors in the printer’s proof can lead to an extremely costly reprint.” Finally approved artworks are usually in a file format like PDF, which includes only a limited spell check function. Hessler also pointed out that TVT Spelling is a perfect complement to TVT Artwork, which is capable of comparing full-page artworks.

TVT Spelling includes multiple dictionaries supporting all major EU languages. For users in life sciences, the new add-on module can also be used with Stedman’s® Medical Dictionary to support the spell-checking of medical terms. TVT Spelling comes standard with a custom dictionary function that makes it possible to check user specific brand names and product names. The custom dictionary can be expanded as needed, easily stored and easily shared. With TVT and TVT Spelling, the user can run both checks using one tool and generate one comprehensive, easy-to-read report. This helps ensure both compliance and an optimized workflow.

TVT Spelling is the second add-on module that Schlafender Hase has introduced, following TVT Artwork. A third module that will verify barcode content, TVT Barcode, will be introduced in 2020.

For more information about TVT Spelling functionality or to request a free trial version, please contact our team.

About Schlafender Hase:

Since Schlafender Hase® introduced its Text Verification Tool® (TVT®), this software has taken the lead in providing intelligent, automated text and graphic proofreading solutions for the most regulated industries. Schlafender Hase’s client roster includes the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Schlafender Hase is currently expanding its focus to bring the same time-saving and increased productivity benefits gained by this sector to pre-media and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) clients. Schlafender Hase is proud to be known for product quality, service excellence and customer success. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with a North American division in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More at http://www.schlafenderhase.com

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State-of-the-Art Medical Technology and a Highly Skilled Surgeon Bring Tampa Bay a Revolutionary Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Samuel Joseph, founder of the Joseph Spine Institute (JSI) of Tampa Bay, performs the Tampa Bay area’s first Robotic Endoscopically Assisted Percutaneous Outpatient Spinal Fusion at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. This method allows access to the disk, nerves and bones of the spine.

"Together they (Endoscopic and Robotic technology) compliment each other in the perfect package for revolutionizing how spine surgery is done,” states Dr. Joseph. “I am honored to bring this new procedure, combined technology and innovative products to Tampa Bay. At JSI we are dedicated to partnering with the innovators of spine medicine in order to offer our patients the most advanced spine care."

The areas first combined Endoscopic and Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery patient was discharged within one hour of the procedure, instead of the usual 2 - 4 day hospital stay that is usually required with a standard Spinal Fusion procedure. The patient left with only a few tiny scars, 1 - 2 centimeters in length, in comparison to the large scars patients had to live with in the past.

Partnering with the innovators of cutting edge spine medicine allows JSI to provide our patients with the advantages of next-generation technology that enhances safety and allows for better patient outcomes. Combining these innovative technologies reduces procedure and recovery time as well as offer the following benefits:

  • Pre-operative planning and improved surgical accuracy
  • Smaller incision and less risk of infection
  • Decreased intra-operative radiation
  • Less anesthesia and shorter hospital stay
  • Improved patient safety
  • Reduced post-operative pain and recovery time 

Dr. Joseph utilized the joimax® endoscope which allows direct visualization of the compressed nerve with the ability to remove the pressure and disk through a 1 cm incision. The endoscope (high-resolution camera) provides optimal visualization of the surgical field in HD quality. The endoscope allows the operation to be performed with minimal trauma to any surrounding tissue, as muscles, ligaments and tendons need not be disrupted.

After disc removal and decompression Dr. Joseph utilized Mazor X robot guided technology for improved accuracy, less soft tissue damage and less radiation exposure for the patient.

The percutaneous approach is made possible by this technology as well as special expandable cage by Spinal Elements and the most low profile screws available by MiRus. MiRus has developed MoRe®, a proprietary molybdenum rhenium superalloy for medical implants, to provide an unprecedented combination of strength, ductility, durability, and biological safety that is unmatched by current materials.

About Joseph Spine Institute
Joseph Spine Institute is the advanced center for spine, scoliosis and minimally invasive spine surgery. Founded by Dr. Samuel A. Joseph, Jr., a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Joseph has assembled a comprehensive team of highly skilled spine specialists that are devoted to offering the highest level of spine care available today. He has also strategically partnered with some of the most innovative leaders in the spine care industry today in order to bring our patients the latest in technology, products and resources.

From state-of-the-art technology, to alternate therapies and interventional pain management treatments our industry leading spine care practice offers our patients a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal conditions. Our highly-trained surgeons offer an integrated approach to patients that includes surgical and non-surgical options such as pain management and physical therapy.

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Spacesuits of the Future, Today: ILC Dover Continues its Leadership in This Market

ILC Dover, the company that outfitted the Apollo astronauts and all subsequent NASA manned missions including current flights to the International Space Station – has launched a line of spacesuits for the nascent commercial space industry.

“Fifty years after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon – wearing one of our spacesuits – commercial space travel is poised to open the universe to a generation of astronauts,” said Patty Stoll, director of space systems. “ILC Dover’s Astrospace division has the proven spacesuit technology to protect future explorers who will venture beyond the bounds of Earth.”

The two new spacesuits are for Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and Launch Entry and Abort (LEA). Named Astro™ EVA and Sol™ LEA, the spacesuits are ready for customers to order now. “ILC Dover Astrospace is not waiting for the future of space flight to come to us. We look ahead to 2020 as if it were 2030.”

Astro™ EVA spacesuit made its debut to lawmakers on Capitol Hill during a United Technologies event on July 25. The event showcased the innovation brought to life in collaboration with Collins Aerospace.

“We can’t afford not to advance space travel”

Stoll believes continued space exploration is imperative, and that ILC Dover and other commercial companies will play an increasingly important role. “From our very beginning, humans have wondered what’s beyond the horizon and traveled in search of resources. We are a growing population living on a finite planet in an infinite universe. We have so much yet to learn about our place in the universe and how to survive into the future.

“For the sake of future generations, we can’t afford not to advance space travel,” she said. “It’s exciting to think about the possibilities with NASA, private industry and entrepreneurs all working toward that future.”

Increasing Access to Space…

Commercial space ventures are already speeding up innovation and reducing costs, promising to increase access to space. “Just look at SpaceX’s reusable boosters and Virgin Galactic’s air launches,” said Fran DiNuzzo, CEO of ILC Dover. “Patty and her ILC Dover space systems team are leading the same kind of innovation in spacesuit technology, building upon ILC Dover’s decades of experience with NASA.”

ILC Dover’s commercial suits bring a new level of comfort, ease of use and functionality. To meet the needs of commercial customers, the suits are simple to maintain and stow and make efficient use of existing hardware and technology.

Decades ago, ILC Dover custom-tailored each spacesuit for individual Apollo astronauts. The new line of commercial suits has a modular design that brings off-the-rack simplicity to some of the most technologically complex “outfits” ever designed. It makes the suits easily adaptable to different size wearers, reducing costs for future spacesuit customers.

… And Keeping Space Travelers Safe and Comfortable

Commercial space flight promises to make space for accessible, but no less challenging for humans who leave the comforting embrace of Earth’s atmosphere. Launch and re-entry are the most dangerous segments of any flight, and when it comes “time to leave the capsule” – to walk in space or on an alien world – there is no margin for error.

ILC Dover’s spacesuit designs are proven by more than 250 space flights, six moon landings and over 3,000 hours of spacewalks. “As far we know, that’s a safety record unmatched by any other company in the universe,” quipped Stoll.

“A garment failure on Earth can be an embarrassing ‘wardrobe malfunction;’ in space it would be disastrous,” said Stoll.

What to Wear Aboard

LEA(Launch, Entry and Abort) suits protect wearers in case of an emergency during launch and when entering Earth’s – or another planet’s – atmosphere. “Our Sol™ LEA model is engineered for ease of cabin entry and exit, quick hook-up to cabin connections and maximum maneuverability to operate vehicle controls,” said Stoll. “Sol™ comforts the wearer during the forces of launch and reentry, protects in case of cabin depressurization or fire and helps ensure safety and ease of rescue in the event of a launch abort or water landing.”

What to Wear When Stepping Out (into space)

An EVA (Extravehicular Activity) suit, by comparison, is its own miniature spaceship. “It has to function as a little Earth, providing oxygen, comfortable temperature and protection from radiation and space dust and debris – everything our atmosphere does to make life on planet possible,” said Stoll. “Plus, it has to provide mobility, especially for walking on extraterrestrial surfaces.”

The Astro™ model incorporates such innovations as step-in rear entry to simplify the process of getting dressed to go outside. “You don’t travel millions of miles to stay indoors,” said Stoll.

“Building for What is Ahead, Not What is Now”

ILC Dover Astrospace also builds inflatable space habitats for orbital and extraterrestrial use, along with decelerators already used to land NASA craft on Mars and demonstrated to work with larger payloads. “Some may say my ILC Dover Astrospace team is living in the future,” said Stoll. “And that’s the point. Preparing for the Apollo moon landings taught us that space exploration is about building for what is ahead, not what is now.”

About ILC Dover
Recognized globally for our flexible containment solutions, ILC Dover serves customers in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies. At ILC Dover, quality is a culture, not a measurement. Our customers will tell you that we cater to their every need and that we’re highly innovative, responsive, dedicated and competitive. We have been innovating since 1947. ILC Dover’s visionary solutions improve efficiency, safeguard workers and product, and prevent disasters – proof that we are on the front line of business excellence.

Engineering evolution Beyond Boundaries™.

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Kristin Van Heertum MD Joins Nashville Fertility Center

Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) is proud to announce that Kristin Van Heertum MD will be the latest fertility doctor to join the practice. In addition to treating general infertility, Dr. Van Heertum offers expertise in fertility surgery and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

The team at NFC looks forward to Dr. Van Heertum joining the practice and believes she is the perfect fit. According to Founder George Hill MD, “We believe that Dr. Van Heertum will be an excellent addition to our practice. Her special training in minimally invasive and robotic fertility surgery combined with her knowledge and compassion will greatly benefit our patients.”

Dr. Van Heertum is equally excited about working with NFC to help patients overcome infertility. “When I found Nashville Fertility Center, I was impressed by the team. The partners are so knowledgeable and kind. I realized it’s where I want to practice reproductive medicine. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help patients achieve pregnancy,” she says.

Kristin Van Heertum MD offers a strong educational background and surgical training.

Dr. Van Heertum earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. To round out her training, Dr. Van Heertum completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University. Throughout her training, she published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at a number of national meetings.

During her residency and fellowship, Kristin Van Heertum MD gained a wealth of knowledge about fertility diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, she trained in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic fertility surgery. “It’s so rewarding to see how the right surgical techniques can help patients overcome fertility challenges,” she explains.

A passion for helping her patients overcome infertility

Kristin Van Heertum MD finds that working as a reproductive endocrinologist is incredibly rewarding. “Being a fertility doctor allows me to develop close and meaningful relationships with my patients. It’s life-changing work and I feel so blessed to help patients build families.”

Providing treatment for PCOS and performing fertility surgery are among Dr. Van Heertum’s clinical interests. She also has expertise in all areas of infertility diagnosis and treatment, including ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Dr. Van Heertum is now accepting new patients at Nashville Fertility Center.

About Nashville Fertility Center

Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) has provided state-of-the-art infertility and reproductive endocrinology services to patients throughout Tennessee and the surrounding states since 1991. Founded by George Hill MD, this highly respected practice has grown into a team of compassionate and knowledgeable fertility specialists who have successfully treated thousands of patients. For more information, please visit http://www.nashvillefertility.com.

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Workit Health Awarded Social Determinants NIDA Contract to Expand Development of Data-Driven Digital Addiction Treatment Program

Workit Health, the nation’s leading provider of evidence-based telemedicine addiction care, today announced the receipt of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) contract to leverage health IT solutions to solve for social determinants of health in addiction care.

This Phase I contract expands the predictive analytics within Workit Health’s addiction-specific electronic medical record platform. Clinicians will access an all-in-one resource for roadmapping social determinants of health, non-medical considerations, and barriers, as well as traditional medical histories and diagnoses. Workit’s proprietary algorithms will provide clinicians a clearer 360 degree view of each patient, improving medication adherence and decreasing frequency of crisis events.

“NIDA’s support of Workit Health solidifies digital care as an alternative to traditional, outdated treatment models,” said Lisa McLaughlin, Workit Health’s Co-CEO. “This allows us to focus on our ability to provide real support for stable housing and transportation through collaborative care teams via telemedicine — we’re able to be there when no one else can.”

“Over 20 million Americans will face addiction in their lifetimes,” said Robin McIntosh, Workit Health’s Co-CEO. “Thousands of Workit members trust our technology to access expert addiction care when they need it, and the NIDA contract allows us to offer intervention before high-risk, high-cost events through machine learning.”

This year, Workit Health was also named a finalist in the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge, receiving access to a subset of Blue Health Intelligence’s national dataset in order to uncover more holistic and comprehensive ways to measure the success of addiction treatments to support the identification, prediction, and prioritization of members and providers for real-time interventions. In 2017, Workit was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a “thrive-meter” which assists individuals in identifying success in addiction recovery.

About Workit Health: Workit Health is an addiction healthcare B-corporation offering online, on-demand evidence-based addiction treatment including telehealth medication for opioid use disorder. Workit Health partners with healthcare organizations to deliver an innovative digital health solution that blends the best of human-centered design, technology, and science. Through mobile and web apps, members meet with clinicians and Master’s level coaches and complete self-set recovery goals. Workit Health offers 24/7 recovery that fits into daily life, designed by experts. Learn more at workithealth.com.

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Quote Selection Insurance Services announces new name, Collective:Choice

Quote Selection Insurance Services, one of California’s leading health insurance enrollers for the Covered California program, announced today that they have relaunched as Collective:Choice Insurance Solutions.

The new name, logo and brand is designed to highlight Collective:Choice’s distinct difference: our ability to combine a large team of experienced and naturally empathetic team members with access to a wide array of coverage options.

Collective:Choice’s one-to-one model, utilizing a network of offices open to the public to enable anyone seeking coverage has been widely touted and copied for their ability to deliver an unprecedented level of service and support.

“With this name change, Collective:Choice is finally able to tell the complete story behind our promise of delivering an unparalleled consumer experience,” said Collective:Choice CEO George Balteria. “Each of the tens of thousands of people we help every year leaves knowing that they have a highly-trained expert in their corner, at no cost to them.”

In addition to the name change, the relaunch features a new logo, color package and look and feel for its new offices. Collective:Choice offers free expert enrollment assistance for health, dental, vision, Medi-Cal and Medicare plans.

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National Experts Call on the American Public to Recognize Public Health Crisis and Take Action During National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a public health crisis. It strikes 1,000 people each day in the U.S. alone. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if more people understood the critical importance of bystander intervention with CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation urges the public to take some simple steps to be prepared.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. Usually, there is no warning. It strikes people of all ages who may seem to be healthy, even children and teens. When SCA happens, the person collapses and doesn’t respond or breathe normally. They may gasp or shake as if having a seizure. SCA leads to death in minutes if the person does not get help right away. Survival depends on people nearby calling 911, starting CPR, and using an AED as soon as possible.

Today, only 1 in 10 victims survives. But when bystanders give CPR and use an AED at the scene, as many as 5 in 10 victims survive. And, since sudden cardiac arrest most often occurs at home, laypersons will most likely be called upon to help save the life of a loved one.

Here’s what everyone needs to know:

Survival from SCA depends on the quick actions of people nearby who call 911, start CPR and use an AED to restart the heart. Specifically, they should:

  • Recognize sudden cardiac arrest. If a person is unresponsive and not breathing normally, assume it is SCA.
  • Call 911 and follow dispatcher instructions.
  • Start CPR. Push hard and fast on the center of the chest at a rate of 100-120 beats per minute (e.g., to the tune of “Baby Shark” or “Staying Alive”).
  • Use the nearest AED as quickly as possible to restart the heart.

“Our growing Survivor Network is a testament to the fact that immediate bystander CPR and defibrillation greatly increases the likelihood of survival from sudden cardiac arrest,” said Mary Newman, MS, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation president. “And, since most cardiac arrests occur in the home, taking time to learn CPR and how to use an AED could mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.”

About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is a national community benefit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and saving lives. Programs include the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network, an online community that provides peer support and opportunities for survivors and loved ones to participate in awareness, advocacy, and research initiatives. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of the CallPushShock movement. For more information, resources and access to national experts, visit https://www.sca-aware.org.

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Cansativa Chooses DaVinci to Develop Medical-grade Cannabis Vaporizer

Medical cannabis pioneer Cansativa GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany announced on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, that they have selected DaVinci as their partner in developing a cannabis vaporizer exclusively for medical purposes.

Medical device entrepreneur and Cansativa managing director Dr. Markus Haller said, “We selected DaVinci due to their commitment to purity and innovation which has led them to create state-of-the-art loose-leaf vaporizer products. Thanks to this partnership, we have secured access to vaporizers as medical devices for patients worldwide.”

Benedikt Sons, Co-Founder of Cansativa, underlines, “This partnership brings us a big step closer to the realization of our vision of safe access to medical cannabis for a larger group of patients.”

According to Cansativa, “Evaporation is particularly fit for medical purposes, as no toxic combustion substances are produced. The active ingredients tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) can thus be efficiently and safely administered.”

About Cansativa GmbH
Founded in 2017, Cansativa is a GDP-certified pharmaceutical wholesaler licensed for trade in controlled substances and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Cansativa is committed to the goal of professionalizing the medical cannabis market, eliminating stigmatization surrounding it, and reducing prices for patients. Since the very beginning, Cansativa has operated its own distribution and fulfillment center, and as one of the “first movers” in the industry, it has become one of the largest importers and distributors of medical cannabis in Germany. From its location in Frankfurt am Main, the company supplies pharmacies and pharmaceutical wholesalers throughout Germany. With the ongoing expansion of a second GMP/GDP site in the Rhine-Main area Cansativa creates even more import, distribution and warehousing capacities. Cansativa’s founding team and newest addition, Cansativa Medical Devices, continues to expand, based on two generations of expertise in the fields of medicine, law, and strategy, as well as engineering and medical devices technology.

About DaVinci
DaVinci Vaporizer is a consumer technology company and manufacturer of advanced dry herb vaporizer products based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was founded in 2011 by today's chief executive officer, Cortney Smith. DaVinci’s mission is to develop a vaporization experience that delivers unprecedented levels of purity and precision. DaVinci remains focused on superior craftsmanship, the use of the finest components and the development of unique software.

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Greffex, Inc. Awarded NIH Contract for up to .7 Million

GREFFEX, INC. was awarded a contract of .8M with a total of up to .7M from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. This award will enable GREFFEX to develop and exploit its GreVac(TM) Plug-And-Play Technology to Expedite the Production of Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases to target emerging infectious threats, whether natural or man-made.

GreVac(TM) vaccines are based upon GREFFEX's proprietary GreGT Genetic Engineering Technology as a fast and flexible plug-and-play vaccine architecture of fully deleted helper virus independent adenoviral vectors of rare serotypes. The proprietary GreGT platform has been built upon two independently modifiable components to provide broad gene transfer applications.

The GreVac(TM) system incorporates versatility and speed to complement and ultimately change the present paradigm of immune protection against infectious diseases with a high eruption potential from the stockpiling of potential vaccine candidates to the just-in-time production of specific vaccines.

With support from the present NIH contract, GREFFEX expects to advance the development of two of its GreVac(TM) influenza vaccines through clinical trials. The activity of a vaccine directed against a highly pathogenic avian influenza will be compared to a novel universal influenza vaccine. This research initiative is funded by the NIAID, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2018 (BAA-2018 Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement: Research Area 2 (DMID) - Advanced Development of Vaccine Candidates for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases).

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ISPE Announces Two Senior Executives and Patient as Keynote Presenters for 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the addition of three new keynote presenters for the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. Taking place 27–30 October 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, this signature event brings together top pharmaceutical industry and regulatory leaders offering compelling and enlightening presentations and interactive discussions on industry-critical technical developments.

The 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo features a dynamic line-up of thought-provoking keynote presentations led by some of the most prominent names in the pharmaceutical industry. These senior-level presentations are rounded out by a compelling patient keynote speaker.

Newly Confirmed Keynote Presenters:

Lou Kennedy, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Lou Kennedy joined Nephron Pharmaceuticals in 2001 and accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2007. Along with her husband Bill, Kennedy helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. As CEO of a woman-owned business, Kennedy values female leadership in the workforce.

Alberto Santagostino, Senior Vice President, Head of Cell & Gene Technologies, Lonza AG
How to Achieve Industrialization and Bring Curative Therapies to the Masses

Alberto Santagostino has a deep knowledge of the manufacturing challenges faced by companies in the biopharma space. Together with his team at Lonza Pharma & Biotech, the leading global CDMO with a prominent presence in new modalities, Alberto’s objective is to serve customers by taking their products through the technical CMC journey to commercialization and industrial scale manufacturing.

Jessica H., Patient Presenter
Thriving in My New Normal

Jessica was diagnosed with relapsing MS and after multiple doctors and tests, she discovered ocrelizumab which changed her life by allowing her to treat her body and adjust to her new lifestyle. She has a positive attitude and through sharing of her story encourages others to be their own advocates.

Additional Keynote Presenters Include:

John Crowley, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder Amicus Therapeutics
When Drug Research is Personal: A Lifetime Journey to Discover, Create and Manufacture Medicines for Rare Diseases

William Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Every Patient Matters — Transforming to Deliver Breakthroughs Faster

Pierre-Alain Ruffieux, PhD, Head of Global Pharma Technical Operations, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Transforming Big Pharma Manufacturing: Dream or Reality?

To learn more about this event and to register, visit http://www.ISPE.org/AM19.

About ISPE
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 18,500 members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland USA, and its operations center in Tampa, Florida USA. Visit http://www.ISPE.org for more information.

For more information, contact:
Amy Henry
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Tel: +1- 813-960-2105
Email: ask@ispe.org
http://www.ISPE.org

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Annual Awards Recipients

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) announces the selection of nine outstanding individuals from the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing, and one APNA chapter, to honor for excellence at the APNA 33rd Annual Conference in New Orleans in October. These award recipients lead by example, make a positive impact and elevate the work of those around them.

“Psychiatric-mental health nurses are the whole health connection,” APNA President Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BCsays. “As we celebrate the extraordinary individuals and chapter that are nurturing our workforce and embracing leadership roles, we send a message that psychiatric nurses can have a significant influence on our nation’s overall health.”

For daring to innovate and giving voice to other nurses and the patients they serve, the recipients below were nominated by their colleagues and chosen for recognition by a committee of their peers.

Susie M. Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health, Nashville, TN, will be awarded Psychiatric Nurse of the Year, honoring her career-long passion for community engagement and psychiatric-mental health nursing, which improved the lives of those with mental health and substance use needs, strengthened communities, and inspired new nurses.

Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, San Diego, CA, will receive the Award for Distinguished Service. Her work exemplifies the possibilities for psychiatric-mental health nurses: as an advocate for patients, as a community and APNA leader, and as a dedicated servant of psychiatric-mental health nursing as a whole.

Diane H. Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, Visiting Professor, Palm City, FL, will receive the Award for Excellence in Education. Her drive to help improve nursing education included spearheading the creation of an undergraduate education faculty toolkit to expand psychiatric-mental health resources for nursing students nationwide.

APNA Kentucky Chapter, will receive the Award for Innovation – Chapter. This chapter is intentional about ensuring diverse perspectives are represented in conference programming and looks outward to participate in their community, enriching the mental health care conversation.

Joseph Giovannoni, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN-RX , Honolulu, HI, will receive the Award for Innovation – Individual. His innovative practice, including a model guided by loving kindness and compassion, has resulted in improved outcomes for both individuals on probation and victims of sexual abuse.

Matthew Tierney, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FANP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Faculty and Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment and Education, San Francisco, CA, will receive the Award for Excellence in Leadership – APRN. His leadership both ensures care for stigmatized individuals with substance use disorders and that new nurses in the field receive expert mentorship and support.

Brynne Delaney Calleran, MSN, BSN, BS, NE-BC, IN/RN-BC, PMH/RN-BC, Nurse Clinician, Nurse Educator, Magnet Designation Specialist, Bronxville, NY, will receive the Award for Excellence in Leadership – RN. Her accomplishments include leading initiatives around the pursuit of Magnet status for the hospital where she works. It was among the first freestanding psychiatric hospitals to achieve this designation.

Francine Pingitore, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Johnston, RI, will receive the Award for Excellence in Practice – APRN. Her body of work with child and adolescent group therapy promotes a person-centered approach to care and includes programs for individuals living with eating disorders.

Vanessa H. Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN, Supervisor Charge Nurse, Alabaster, AL, will receive the Award for Excellence in Practice – RN. Her achievements have included both implementing strategies for de-escalation and restraint reduction and a career-long dedication to offering mentoring and guidance to her team.

Janet Ann York, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Director PMHNP Residency, Charleston, SC, will receive the Award for Excellence in Research. For decades, Janet has applied her research to clinical work, trainings, and advocacy to ensure that the standards of care for psychiatric-mental health nursing remain current.

About the APNA Annual Conference:
The APNA 33nd Annual Conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, October 2-5, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to honoring this year's awards recipients, the APNA Annual Conference offers hundreds of varied sessions and networking opportunities to more than 2000 psychiatric-mental health RNs and APRNs who attend each year.

About the APNA:
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric-mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric-mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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MedShift and Apyx Medical Announce Strategic Partnership

MedShift today announced a new strategic partnership with Apyx Medical, a recognized manufacturer in surgical devices. The firms will work collaboratively to increase distribution volume and elevate brand awareness of Renvuion® Cosmetic Technology. Distribution of the manufacturer’s devices across MedShift’s extensive provider network will rapidly optimize business operations while diversifying MedShift’s device portfolio.

“MedShift is thrilled to lend support advancing Renuvion® in market in the upcoming year,” says MedShift CEO Brian Phillips. “As two innovation driven companies, providing game changing energy-based solutions for our clients is top of mind for both of us. We have every reason to anticipate successful assimilation of Renvuion® into our web of practices across the US.”

Renvuion® touts vast applicability in minimally-invasive procedures. The device can be used to treat tissue on a variety of sites with a dual thermal effect facilitated by helium plasma. Thus it is uniquely able to provide controlled heat with a high level of precision to achieve desired results. Numerous surgical and cosmetic procedures have demonstrated its efficacy and safety.

Apyx Medical is an advanced cosmetic and surgical technology company founded in 1982. The company leverages decades of expertise in unique waveforms to manufacture original medical equipment. “Given Apyx and MedShift’s shared commitment to delivering superior devices with unparalleled results to practitioners, I think this is a perfect time to join forces,” adds Apyx Medical Executive Vice President Todd Hornsby. “This partnership supports our strategy to go above and beyond for providers and their patients.”

Renvuion® will be integrated into MedShift’s Tightening for Everything (T4E) brand, MedShift’s fastest growing business sector which highlights medical aesthetic solutions. The medical technology company successfully added Emsculpt, Ultherapy® and Cellfina® devices to its T4E offerings earlier this year.

T4E’s market acceptance and exceptional performance since its launch matches favorable economic conditions in the medical device industry. The US remains the world’s largest medical device market, estimated at over 0 Billion as of 2019 and the global medical technology market is forecasted to continue expanding at a healthy 4.5% per year.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Manufacturing & Industry

Dominick Vietri Joins Ancillare as New President; Commits to Building High-Performance Organization

Global Clinical and Ancillary Supply Chain leader Ancillare, LP, the first organization exclusively serving the end-to-end clinical and ancillary supply chain management needs of large- and middle-market pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, as well as contract and medical research organizations, today announced the appointment of Dominick Vietri as its new president.

In his role, Vietri will oversee the day-to-day operations of the global organization. He will also provide global leadership and strategic direction to further its objective to become a High-Performance Organization, which will deliver excellence, drive growth and demonstrate high-performance culture to its clients.

Vietri brings over 25 years of executive management and leadership experience in operations, sales and marketing across small to mid-size wireless telecommunication, technology and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Ancillare, Vietri held numerous executive and senior leadership positions, including Executive Vice President at Medifast, a subsidiary of Jason Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Sales at OfficeMax, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Canon Business Solutions, Chief Operations Officer at Intergis, Chief Executive Officer and President at Accelacom, Area Vice President and General Manager at XO Communications Group and Vice President and General Manager at AT&T Wireless Services. Earlier in his career, Vietri also held various positions at XEROX Corporation.

“Vietri’s extensive executive leadership experience will strengthen our ability to deliver the best-in-class clinical and ancillary supply chain management services for our clients,” said Dr. Joanne Santomauro, Chief Executive Officer. “Vietri will be an integral part in moving our organization’s mission and vision forward.”

Vietri succeeds Jonathan Santomauro, who has moved to Chief Strategy Officer for the organization.

About Ancillare, LP
Ancillare is the first organization of its kind with an exclusive focus on the global clinical and ancillary supply chain. Ancillare arms sponsors of global clinical trials with a customized, end-to-end Ancillare Supply Plan, enabling developers of new therapies to optimize their clinical study supply chains using streamlined processes, extensive global buying power, a vast depot network and proven teams of clinical, procurement, operations, logistics and regulatory experts. Ancillare’s Turn-Key Operations (A-TKO™) model embraces the complexities and globalization of the clinical and ancillary supply chain by reducing both the overall cost and cycle time of clinical trials, and greatly improving operational efficiency across all levels of the value chain.

Ancillare has supported more than 1,500 clinical trials across 80,000 clinical sites over 100 countries with master depots in United States, United Kingdom and Singapore, and strategic depots in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and Ukraine. To learn more, visit http://www.ancillare.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

Charitable Kids’ “Olympics” Hosted at Ford Center at The Star

More than 500 students visited The Star in Frisco, Texas on July 22nd to culminate their summer activities. Students competed in a day of friendly games between nine of the local Kids ‘R’ Kids of greater Dallas area schools. The students also spent the summertime working - from dance-a-thons, odd jobs, talent shows, carnivals, and more - raising money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

While 2018’s event raised approximately ,000 for Scottish Rite Hospital, this year's proceeds exceeded that at a total of ,442.

“It's truly heartwarming to see Kids 'R' Kids students working so hard to give back and further the work of the hospital,” said Stephanie Brigger, VP of Development for Scottish Rite Hospital. “Since the opening of the new Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco, the support we receive from our community is fundamental in continuing our mission of providing world-class medical care regardless of any family's ability to pay.”

The day’s schedule began with the national anthem, sung by an alumni patient of the Children’s Hospital and a check presentation of the funds raised for the hospital. The games were facilitated by The Gym Station and included Soccer Shootout, Sack Races, 50-Yard Dash, and a Football Obstacle Course. The event ended with the announcement of the winning teams and presentation of trophies; the overall game winner, the most team spirit and the Grand Trophy for the most funds raised.

“The children have been working enthusiastically toward this day all summer,” said Tammy Huff, owner of Kids ‘R’ Kids Legacy West and West Frisco. “This wonderful experience instills core values that last a lifetime.”

About Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies provides a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With over 170 locations in 15 states, Kids ‘R’ Kids International is a family owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. The local area Dallas/Fort Worth locations can be found on dfwkidsrkids.com

About Consumers’ Choice Award:
Established in 1987, the Consumers’ Choice Award® identifies and promotes businesses that deliver customer service excellence. The Consumers’ Choice Award® has retained a leading independent research firm to conduct surveys in U.S. cities; Atlanta, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dallas. The winners are determined by consumers and not by a panel of judges. The survey covers a broad range of categories of interest to both the public and business communities. Its purpose is to publicly identify those establishments that have been voted by consumers as being their choice for excellence. The Consumers’ Choice Award® is a most prestigious tribute to local businesses that serve their communities well. The program is encouraged by all levels of government and by business leaders. Find out more about The Consumers’ Choice Award by visiting http://www.consumerschoiceaward.com/

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,Hospitality

StatLab Medical Products Granted Patent for Tissue Microarray Controls

StatLab Medical Products is pleased to announce the receipt of patent No. 10,329,623, a novel method for development of an improved tissue-like control created by Dr. S. Ashraf Imam, Director of Advanced Diagnostics Research and Development at StatLab, and Dr. Mark Rees, SVP of Innovation and Research and Development at StatLab.

Dr. Mark Rees commented, “Standardization is critically important in pathology laboratories where improved monitoring of assay consistency can lead to more accurate diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients. Until now, only patient archival tissue and cell lines have been available for use as controls for IHC, FISH, and CISH, but both have flaws with consistency and morphological appearance, respectively.

“Our research and development team, led by Dr. Ashraf Imam, identified the need for consistency, and developed the world’s first true control technology that results in a product resembling the morphology of actual cancer tissue while providing true standardization. We’re excited about the impact this will have in the industry.”

“The granting of this patent reflects StatLab’s commitment to providing access to quality products through focused research and development,” said StatLab CEO, Dan Eckert. “We’re building on our proven reputation of partnering with our customers to meet their needs.”

The patented methods are used by TruQ Controls™, launched by StatLab Medical Products. TruQ Controls are the industry’s first 3D reference standard tissue controls that resemble human tissue and offer complete consistency. The product is in use by CIQC (Canadian Immunohistochemistry Quality Control) as part of their EQA (external quality assurance) testing protocols for laboratory proficiency, and in leading cancer centers. TruQ Controls have a wide range of potential applications, including monitoring of intra-assay variation, optimization and validation of antibodies, and interlaboratory standardization utilized in proficiency testing.

About StatLab Medical Products
Founded in 1976, StatLab Medical Products is ambitiously leading the way in development and manufacturing of high-quality histology, cytology and immunohistochemistry diagnostic products. We partner with anatomic pathology laboratories to provide easy access to over 3,500 high-quality diagnostic products and equipment at excellent prices, delivered with expert support. When you work with StatLab, we’re on your team, and you’re part of our family. Learn more at StatLab.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Manufacturing & Industry

Emerald Hospitality Associates, Inc. and Nimbus Investment Fund, LP Expand Ohio Footprint

“We are thrilled to be expanding our footprint in our home state of Ohio. This is Emerald Hospitality’s 5th Ohio hotel with a 6th slated to open in Worthington later this year,” said Pavente. “The Hampton Inn Madison represents our 8th Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites and brings our total portfolio to 25 open hotels with 2 additional new builds scheduled to open by the end of this year” comments Pavente.

The Hampton Inn Madison is conveniently located at exit 212 off Interstate 90, allowing for easy access to local businesses and corporations. This Madison, OH hotel is minutes from the shores of Lake Erie and Geneva on the Lake, as well as many other attractions in the tri-county area. Nestled in the heart of Ohio’s wine country, there are over 30 award-winning wineries along with the Vines and Wines Wine Trail. Travel over both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the US, explore antique shops, cozy up by our outdoor fire pit, enjoy fine dining, family-friendly eateries as well as unique museums.

Every Hampton by Hilton guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run™ breakfast bags; and free WIFI in every room. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™.

Hampton Inn Madison is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WIFI. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn Madison or call +1 440-307-4450.

About Emerald Hospitality, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Emerald Hospitality Associates is a Westlake-based, full-service hotel management and development company that provides a wide range of specialized hospitality industry services to hotel and restaurant investors. Emerald currently operates 25 properties in ten states, consisting primarily of Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt branded products. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldhospitality.comLinkedIn and Facebook.

About Nimbus Investment Fund, LP
Founded in 2011, Nimbus Investment Fund is a Cleveland, Ohio based company. Its focus is to pursue investments in the hotel acquisition space. For information, contact Art Borowski, Chief Financial Officer at 440-239-9848 or ABorowski@EmeraldHospitality.com.

About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the past 10 years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers at more than 2,490 properties in 27 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary WIFI, free hot breakfast, and On the RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring, and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit http://www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

Little Sparrows Technologies Receives FDA Clearance for an Innovative, Portable Medical Device for Treating Infant Jaundice

Little Sparrows Technologies, a neonatal medical device startup committed to promoting the well-being of newborns, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the bili-hut™. The bili-hut is an innovative ultraportable neonatal phototherapy system that leverages a bassinet-like design to treat hyperbilirubinemia, commonly known as neonatal jaundice. The device features a unique curved light emitting diode (LED) illumination canopy that delivers high-intensity blue light phototherapy. This highly portable device allows newborns to effectively undergo jaundice treatment anywhere – at home or in a hospital setting.

“Neonatal jaundice is very common and is often diagnosed when a newborn is almost ready for discharge from the hospital or after the baby is home for a few days, requiring longer hospital stays or readmittance,” said Dr. Donna Brezinski, CEO and founder, Little Sparrow Technologies. “Phototherapy treatment typically occurs in NICUs, which separates newborns from their mothers who are bonding and establishing breast feeding. The bili-hut provides the best possible start for jaundiced babies by enabling treatment at the mother’s side, whether in the hospital or at home.”

Neonatal jaundice is a transitional phenomenon which affects three out of five newborns in their first weeks of life. Jaundice causes a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes in newborns and typically subsides within a few days. In newborns with severe jaundice, blue light phototherapy is required to prevent irreversible neurologic injury.

Jaundice is also one of the most common diagnoses associated with infant readmission to a hospital in the first month of life. In the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 infants develop severe jaundice, costing the healthcare systems 0M annually for hospital-based care. Hospital phototherapy devices can be daunting for new parents and extended hospital stays are often stressful and expensive.

Invented by Dr. Brezinski, a neonatal-perinatal specialist, the bili-hut is capable of delivering hospital intensity phototherapy at the parent’s bedside in either the postpartum room or at home, presenting a new, innovative and cost-effective approach to addressing the challenges of treating jaundice. With the bili-hut doctors can improve the quality of care for infants by maintaining a close relationship with parents while helping to reduce emergency room visits and readmissions.

The bili-hut will be on display at the Little Sparrows Technologies booth #133 at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, October 26-28.

For more information on the bili-hut, visit http://www.little-sparrows-tech.com.

About Little Sparrows Technologies
Founded in 2013 by Harvard Medical School affiliated doctors, Little Sparrows Technologies offers an innovative approach for treating jaundice. The bili-hut™ is a cost-effective phototherapy device that uses blue LED lights in a reflective bassinet that is capable of operation on battery power. It is simple to use and collapsible for easy transport. Little Sparrows has received two phases of funding from the NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and The World Health Organization included the bili-hut in its Compendium of Medical Devices for Global Health. Little Sparrows Technologies was the winner of a 2018 Patents for Humanity Award. The company offers solutions to support hospitals, US pediatrician offices and international implementations. For more information, visit http://www.little-sparrows-tech.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

Healthier Generation Announces 2019 List of “America’s Healthiest Schools”

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), one of the nation’s preeminent children’s health organizations, today named 355 schools from 23 states as “America’s Healthiest Schools.”

America’s Healthiest Schools — 77% of which are Title I schools that serve high-need student populations — receive Healthier Generation’s National Healthy Schools Award at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level, based on the number of best-practices they have implemented relating to children’s health. Healthier Generation’s team of school health experts evaluate schools based on their ability to serve healthier meals and snacks, get students moving more, offer high-quality health and physical education, and support staff wellness.

All of America’s Healthiest Schools:

  • Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks
  • Offer breakfast daily
  • Incorporate physical activity before, during or after the school day
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually
  • Involve parents and community members in decision-making

 

“We are thrilled to see another strong showing of dedicated schools that are taking steps to create healthier school environments that support children’s physical, social, and emotional health,” said Kathy Higgins, chief executive officer at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “More than a decade ago, we sought to help schools create a culture of health that puts the well-being of youth and educators front and center. We are blown away by the number of schools, especially those serving youth from underserved communities, that doubled down on their commitment to health and academic success. This year’s list is a continued testament to the nationwide movement for improving the social, emotional and physical health of current and future generations.”

All of America’s Healthiest Schools participate in Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, one of the nation’s largest school-based childhood obesity prevention initiatives that fosters a comprehensive approach to health promotion driven by administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and the surrounding community. Research published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal, Preventing Chronic Disease, found that meaningful participation in Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program was linked to reductions in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among students in high-need schools. Since its inception, Healthier Generation has supported more than 42,000 schools serving over 25 million kids in creating healthier learning environments.

“Schools have direct contact with more than 95% of our nation’s young people during some of the most critical years of their development,” said Holly Hunt, chief of the School Health Branch, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. “This recognition shows how schools have worked to create an environment where children learn and practice healthy behaviors that can last a lifetime.”

Healthier Generation’s work with award-winning schools is supported by the Assisi Foundation, The JPB Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Mary Black Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, Target Enterprise, Inc., and United Way of Greater Cleveland.

To view the complete list of America’s Healthiest Schools visit HealthiestSchools.org.

About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation believes every child deserves a healthy future. For over a decade, Healthier Generation has empowered kids to develop lifelong healthy habits by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. Driven by our passion that all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives, our work, in total, has reached up to 28 million kids across the country. To learn more and help make a difference, visit HealthierGeneration.org and join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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GeBBS Wins Prestigious NASSCOM 2019 Customer Excellence Award

GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to Healthcare Providers and Payers, announced today that it has won the NASSCOM 2019 Customer Excellence Award in the Transformation Category. GeBBS was chosen for its innovative approach to product development across its iCode and iAR suite of products that help enhance the overall Patient and Provider Experience. The award was presented at NASSCOM’s BPM Strategy Summit 2019.

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (“NASSCOM”) is a non-profit trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industries. NASSCOM Customer Service Excellence Award recognizes value-driven innovations in the industry in four categories – Co-creation, Transformation, Return on Investment and Process Improvement/Efficiencies.

GeBBS' intelligent auto coding tool (iCode) utilizes AI infused CAC, Machine learning algorithms such as association rule mining and decision tree induction. The goal of the platform is to increase provider revenue and reduce risk. GeBBS’ iAR platform helps its clients achieve higher recovery rates and reduce the overall cost to collect.

“We are honored to be selected for this prestigious award,” explains Milind Godbole, Managing Director, GeBBS Healthcare Solutions. “This recognition reinforces the incredible work of our team, as well as GeBBS’ unwavering commitment to innovation, technology and solving problems for our customers – so they can focus on improving patient care and outcomes.”

About GeBBS

GeBBS Healthcare Solutions is a leading provider of Health Information Management (HIM), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Risk Adjustment outsourcing solutions, GeBBS’ innovative technology, combined with its over 7,000-strong global workforce, helps clients improve financial performance, compliance, and patient satisfaction. GeBBS solutions include Health Information Management (HIM), eligibility and verification, accounts receivable management, and patient access. Headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, GeBBS has won numerous accolades for its medical coding outsourcing and medical billing outsourcing, including being ranked in Modern Healthcare’s Top 15 Largest RCM Firms, Black Book Market Research’s Top 20 RCM Outsourcing Services, and Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies in the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.gebbs.com.

For more information, press only: Contact Tyler Cowart, GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Phone, 310-953-4444 ext. 214 Email: tyler.cowart@gebbs.com

About NASSCOM

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM®) is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the Tech industry in India and comprises over 2800-member companies including both Indian and multinational organizations that have a presence in India. Our membership spans across the entire spectrum of the industry from start-ups to multinationals and from products to services, Global Service Centers to Engineering firms. Guided by India’s vision to become a leading digital economy globally, NASSCOM focuses on accelerating the pace of transformation of the industry to emerge as the preferred enablers for global digital transformation. Our strategic imperatives are to reskill and upskill India’s IT workforce to ensure that talent is future-ready in terms of new-age skills, strengthen the innovation quotient across industry verticals, create new market opportunities - both international and domestic, drive policy advocacy to advance innovation and ease of doing business, and build the Industry narrative with focus on Talent, Trust and Innovation. And, in everything we do, we will continue to champion the need for diversity and equal opportunity.

NASSCOM has played a key role in not just the growth of the Industry to become a 0+Billion industry today, but we have helped establish the Tech industry in India as one of the most trusted partners, globally. NASSCOM continues to make significant efforts in contributing towards India’s GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure development and global visibility. Our membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 4 million professionals, and as technology blends into every aspect of the economy, we expect the industry to become key driver of growth, development and inclusion for the country. Our mission is to make India a global hub for Innovation and Talent so when the world thinks Digital, the world will think India.

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RSSearch® Patient Registry Surpasses 25,000 Patient Cases Using Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy/Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS), announced today that its RSSearch® Patient Registry has surpassed 25,000 patient cases treated with SRS/SBRT. The breadth of patient data entered into the multi-institutional registry makes it by far the largest and most robust live database of its kind in the field of SRS/SBRT managed by a professional medical society.

“The RSSearch Registry is a gold mine of data, diligently gathered by dedicated providers across the globe, to provide valuable insight into real-world outcomes of SRS/SBRT treatments. This is exemplified by the significant outcome studies published from this data. For instance, our paper “Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Liver Metastasis” has been reported as one of the top 3 most cited articles by the Journal of Radiation Oncology since 2018, providing useful data for patients and providers on the usefulness of SBRT in difficult situations,” stated Anand Mahadevan, MD, Professor and Chairman, Radiation Oncology at Geisinger Health, Geisinger Cancer Institute, Danville, PA.

The RSSearch Patient Registry is an observational registry established to standardize data collection from patients treated with SRS/SBRT. It was initially conceptualized and designed in 2005 by a Clinical Advisory Board comprised of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists and medical physicists to provide a method to collect standardized data on the use of SRS/SBRT treatment practices and outcomes to help determine the most effective clinical use of SRS/SBRT.

“Having a comprehensive resource such as RSSearch, which includes both clinical and radiation planning data points has enabled our faculty and residents work on several projects some of which have yielded very interesting findings,” commented Madhur Garg, MD, Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology, Director of Montefiore-Einstein’s Proton Therapy Program and Co-Director of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Data from the RSSearch Patient Registry has fueled 15 publications to date, including a recent publication by Raj Singh et al in the July 2019 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology titled, “Clinical Outcomes Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Stage I Medically-Inoperable Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma: A Multi-Institutional Analysis from the RSSearch Patient Registry.”

“The RSSearch® Patient Registry has enabled Sir Charles Gairdner hospital to collect clinical data for SRS/SBRT patients treated at our facility in Australia and has allowed clinicians and research staff to analyse patient and treatment data and to link this with patient-reported outcomes and treatment results. We have already examined our experience treating patients with localised prostate cancer and have published results. Participating in the Registry has also provided the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of our local patient management practices and helped us develop data-driven treatment guidelines. The process has been a huge help in working towards prospective clinical trials,” stated Tammy Corica, PhD, Clinical Trials Manager, Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials & Research Unit, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia.

The RSSearch database collects information including patient demographics, lesion characteristics, treatment practices and outcome information including local control, disease progression, survival, toxicity and patient-reported quality of life information. Aggregate data analysis has resulted in several publications on clinical outcomes for radiosurgery treatment of lung tumors, liver metastases, metastatic brain tumors, recurrent head and neck cancer and prostate cancer.

The RSSearch Registry is managed by the RSS and the RSSearch Clinical Advisory Committee, made up of professionals involved in the management and care of patients treated with SRS/SBRT. The registry currently has 26 active sites and more than 80 trained users. Participation in the registry is voluntary and all centers treating patients with SRS/SBRT clinically are encouraged to participate. RSSearch is listed on ClinicalTrials.gov (Identifier (NCT number): NCT01885299).

Interested centers should contact Jan Jenkins, RN, Clinical Program Manager at the Radiosurgery Society at jjenkins@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 501(c)(6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 700 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

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Slone Partners to Form Joint Venture with Wolf Hill Group to Recruit Cybersecurity Leaders

Slone Partners has announced that it is investing in a joint venture to expand outside of healthcare and into the cybersecurity industry with Wolf Hill Group, LLC, which will focus exclusively on recruitment in cybersecurity. The two companies will work together to bring best practices in executive search to address a talent shortage that is expected to see 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021”, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

“Wolf Hill Group will leverage the deep experience in executive search that we have developed over the past 20 years in the life sciences and biotech sectors while offering the same exceptional service to our clients,” Leslie Loveless, CEO of Slone Partners, said.

Slone Partners also announced that Michael Mosunic, former Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Slone Partners, has been named CEO of Wolf Hill Group and will lead the company to grow its business nationally and ensure that it delivers the same high standards of quality, integrity, professionalism, and respect to its clients.

“Wolf Hill Group will draw upon the expertise, experience, and networks that have positioned Slone Partners as the nation’s top executive recruiting firm in life sciences,” said Mosunic. “We are fully prepared and excited to fulfill our mission to deliver the leaders that build and protect amazing organizations.”

Adam Slone, founder of Slone Partners, will continue to advise both companies and be actively involved in establishing Wolf Hill Group as a value-driven organization committed to its clients.

“We are thrilled to be part of Wolf Hill Group’s commitment to help clients secure the highly-demanded talent that will protect their organizations, customers, and clients against the ever-evolving digital threats in cybersecurity,” Slone said.

About Wolf Hill Group

Wolf Hill Group is a boutique recruitment firm focused on the cybersecurity industry. With more than 75 years of leadership recruitment experience among its founders, Wolf Hill Group excels at building leadership teams for enterprises, startups, and venture capital. The firm’s network of information security leaders is at the forefront of defending the cyber-attacks running parallel to the growing vulnerability trends in quantum computing, cloud computing, IoT, AI, machine learning, Big Data and analytics, online payment fraud, and social media.

About Slone Partners

Slone Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in delivering top leadership and management talent to the life sciences, biotechnology, diagnostics, laboratory services, and data analytics industries. Founded in 2000, Slone Partners is a top 50 healthcare and life science search firm with locations in Washington, DC, Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego. The firm’s search processes are customized to the unique characteristics of each client resulting in the discovery and placement of truly outstanding leaders who can advance scientific and clinical breakthroughs and business goals.

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Executive Medicine Adds an Additional Female Physician to Their Staff

With the changes in healthcare, more people are seeking out a higher level of service when it comes to their primary care provider. Not only has executive-style physical exams become more popular, but so has the concierge component. “While we are seeing an uptick in high level female executives, this is not the only reason for our grown. Many females have had enough of traditional medicine and have opted for a solution that better fits their lifestyle and the lifestyle of their family,” says Judy Gaman, CEO of Executive Medicine of Texas.

With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, waiting rooms have become crowded and average appointment times have gone from days to weeks. “For those who are looking to be proactive with their health, concierge medicine just makes more sense,” says J. Mark Anderson, MD, founding partner at Executive Medicine of Texas. “The ACA has some benefits when it comes to covering healthcare for those who would otherwise not have any. The problem is access and time. There aren’t enough primary care physicians or enough time in the overcrowded schedules to dig deep and really be proactive in the traditional healthcare model.”

The type of healthcare that’s delivered with an executive physical is different. The patient stays at the office for at least a half-day and at the end has a clear roadmap for how to have more energy and become as healthy as possible. “The concierge component takes the exam to the next level,” states Walter Gaman, MD, the other founder of Executive Medicine of Texas. “This low volume, high level of service also means setting a cap on the number of patients each physician can see, otherwise luxury medicine loses its luster. The only solution is to add more physicians in response to the growth.”

Executive Medicine of Texas is no stranger to growth, in-fact, they are going through their third physical expansion and adding another physician. Much like when they added their last physician, Elizabeth Cox, MD, they took their time, scouring the country for just the right fit. According to their CEO, Erin Donaldson, DO will start in September. "Not only is Dr. Donaldson brilliant, she lives everything we teach our patients. She’s active and healthy, she doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk.”

Donaldson is relocating from Denver, Colorado and is a graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed her Family Medicine residency at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. In addition to extensive hospital work, Donaldson has been quite active with medical mission trips in both Honduras and Guatemala. Dr. Donaldson explains, "Health is more than the absence of disease, and preventative medicine is an incredible opportunity to help my patients expand to a mindset of embracing their strength and truly thrive. I am thrilled to be a part of Executive Medicine of Texas, and to be joining a community which empowers patients to live their healthiest lives."

Executive Medicine of Texas is now accepting physical exam and age management appointments for Dr. Donaldson for on or after September 30, 2019. Concierge memberships will available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About: Executive Medicine of Texas is an award-winning leader in preventive and proactive medicine. They see patients on an individual basis, as well as contract with companies for executive benefits. Their executive physical examinations are among the most comprehensive in the country and their concierge medicine programs offer additional primary care options. Learn more at http://www.emtexas.com

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

Dr. Rupa Jolly Highlighted in Volunteers of America Announcement

New Orleans dentist Dr. Rupa Jolly, wife of Dr. Tarun Jolly of Tarun Jolly Enterprises, was highlighted in a Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana announcement naming board members for 2019. The mention of her membership with the organization sheds light on her commitment to its humanitarian work.

Dr. Rupa Jolly is one of fourteen officers on the Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Board of Directors, which includes two members who are new to the board this year. In her work with the organization, Dr. Jolly assists in advancing its mission of making positive changes in the community by providing humanitarian services to underserved populations.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Volunteers of America and my community," Dr. Jolly said regarding her retainment as a board member. "It's important to give back for the sake of those whose basic needs might otherwise be left unfulfilled."

Volunteers of America serves more than 1.5 million Americans from offices across the country each year. Services include, but are not limited to, housing assistance, assisting the homeless, behavioral and mental health services, veterans, family-focused treatment and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Rupa Jolly also regularly collaborates with Tarun Jolly Enterprises in assisting Dr. Tarun Jolly with addressing community needs in the healthcare, real estate, hospitality industries and beyond.

For more information on Tarun Jolly Enterprises and the nonprofit work of Drs. Tarun and Rupa Jolly, interested parties are encouraged to visit http://www.tarunjollyenterprises.com, contact the office at (504) 324-2155, or visit Tarun Jolly Enterprises at 643 Magazine Street, Suite 402 in New Orleans, LA. 70130

Boilerplate: An entrepreneurial operation with business operations spanning multiple industries, Tarun Jolly Enterprises serves the New Orleans area by promoting investments in healthcare, real estate and hospitality for the advancement of public health, particularly in battling America's opioid epidemic. By merging business with philanthropy, the company encourages dynamic solutions that improve lives now and into the future.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

Equation Technologies Launches Medical Practice Accounting Software Resource Center

Equation Technologies launches new medical practice accounting software resource center to help medical practices improve productivity and maintain compliance with robust reporting, workflow automation and remote access to critical information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Medical practice management is complex. Medical practices count on the ERP software implementation experts at Equation Technologies to cut costs and streamline business processes. The medical accounting software resource center is an educational library created specifically for medical practice managers to learn how to create role-based workflows, automate HIPPAA-compliance and how to create automated internal controls and documentation so that medical practices are audit-ready.

Medicaid and Medicare require individual cost reporting. Medical practices often operate multiple location facilities making it extremely tedious to meet reporting requirements. Cloud-based healthcare accounting software delivers reporting and accounts payable efficiencies that immediately deliver the unique industry reporting required for multi-location facilities.

About Equation Technologies

Equation Technologies provides business management solutions for mid-sized companies. By making carefully crafted recommendations from among the industry's best-performing ERP software, Equation Technologies concentrates its efforts on financial based solutions through internal collaborative areas of expertise and working with industry-recognized and certified third-party IT specialists including Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and UPS.

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Tattoo Removal Cream Vs. Laser Tattoo Removal - Which One Works Best?

Tattoos are permanent, so it can be a real problem if clients change their mind afterwards. Of course, there is the option of laser removal, but what if removing unwanted tattoo was as simple as smoothing on a cream every day?

Lucy Dawe, Senior Skin Specialist at Pulse Light Clinic explains how tattoo removal cream works and why it's probably too good to be true.

The majority of tattoo removal creams claim to work by bleaching or peeling away the epidermis, or the top layer of skin, however; when getting a tattoo it is injecting pigment into the deeper layers of skin, where no topical cream can reach.

Many people choose a tattoo removal cream as a cheaper, easier option to permanently remove a tattoo (they typically cost from about £25 for a tube). Most of these creams contain many chemicals including an ingredient called Trichloroacetic Acid. This ingredient causes the skin to shed and peel which then in theory can allow the body to grow new skin to take its place.

There's no evidence that tattoo removal creams work. At best, tattoo removal cream might fade or lighten a tattoo but with a risk of leaving permanent damage to the skin.

It is an unfortunate reality that a lot of these 'quick solution' creams can really damage the skin (and they can hurt!) This is mainly due to the chemicals they contain. Just some of the side effects can include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Skin discolouration
  • Permanent scarring

Unfortunately, I’ve seen many clients that have tried these creams in the past and really scarred their skin, leaving a very uneven amount of ink behind. This actually then makes alternative treatment such as laser tattoo removal more complex due to scar tissue (meaning more treatments for the desired effect). As they contain a high acidic content, they will also likely be extremely painful to use.

Tattoo removal creams are typically bought on the internet and never recommended by dermatologists or skincare professionals, therefore only used by people at home for a quick solution that can have hazardous effects on the skin.

Treating scarring left behind by acidic creams is far more costly and many people who have chosen the cream option initially do end up regretting it! But also choosing the right laser clinic with the best lasers AND knowledge of using them is just as important.

Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike tattoo removal creams.

Laser tattoo removal effectively works by firing laser light into the tattoo which breaks the ink into tiny pieces, these little pieces are easy for the body to absorb. This allows the ink to be removed from the body itself. It is usually completed within six to eight sessions and will cost from around £90 for a very small tattoo.
It can be uncomfortable, however there are a few techniques to make clients more at ease, including the application of numbing cream, and cryo cooling the skin before, during and after the treatment.

Tattoo removal creams are only designed to affect the surface of the skin and not the deeper layers, but laser technology targets all of the ink, with no permanent risks to clients skin. Laser is a far better option to remove a tattoo and is the only effective way of doing so.

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InTouchMD Launches Pulse Insights, Offering Clients Key Learnings to Better Understand Their HCP’S

InTouchMD, the leader in physician and patient engagement solutions, today announced the launch of Pulse Insights, a robust analytics solution that provides its Pulse subscribers with meaningful insights surrounding their brands physician engagement.

Pharma marketers are facing a rapidly changing industry landscape, as physicians are becoming increasingly challenging to reach. As of May 2017, 100% of U.S. pharma marketers use email marketing, coupled with the fact that according to the American Medical Group Association, physician turnover is at its highest rate since the organization began tracking the data in 2005.

The high usage of email marketing and fluid HCP job market are just two of the catalysts for the need to empower and enlighten pharmaceutical brands.

“InTouchMD’s Pulse platform has long been the cloud-based industry leader for pharmaceutical brands looking to reach, engage and understand their HCP’s,” said Ryan Alovis, CEO of InTouchMD. “By offering our Pulse subscribers access to Pulse Insights, it’s further cementing our commitment in supercharging our clients to see and understand physician data.”

Data is the foundation of every digital transformation, and Pulse Insights will be able to enable pharmaceutical companies to tap into data across their marketing efforts and surface deeper insights to make smarter decisions, drive intelligent, connected physician experiences and accelerate innovation.

This has been a banner year for InTouchMD as it ts Pulse platform was recently voted by PM360 as “The Most Innovative Product in Healthcare".

Additionally, InTouchMD which will soon be re-branding to Pulse Health, will be sponsoring the upcoming Digital Pharma East. Digital Pharma is taking place September 17th to September 20th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

For more information on InTouchMD and Pulse, visit http://www.intouchmd.com + http://www.explorepulse.com

ABOUT INTOUCHMD

InTouchMD is the industry leader in cloud-based engagement software and services for the life science industry. They develop powerful technologies and solutions for the full range of life science companies - from clinical to commercial. At the core of InTouchMD is Pulse Marketing, an all-in-one cloud-based HCP and patient engagement platform. Pulse helps the life science industry more effectively reach their target. Pulse is multi-purpose: centralized database, predictive modeling, marketing automation, lead scoring, sophisticated segmentation, tactical execution, CRM, advanced analytics via Pulse Insights, and real-time reporting/tracking of all engagement. In addition to Pulse, InTouchMD provides life science partners with the highest quality HCP and patient data via Pulse Data Access. For more information on Pulse, click here.

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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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Siphiwe Baleka, fitnesstrucking@gmail.com

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Medical Staffing Solutions Merges with TotalMed to Combine Top Talent and Open Positions With Market-Disrupting Technology

TotalMed, a nationwide clinical travel solutions and MSP services provider, announced today Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC merged with TotalMed. The merger expands TotalMed’s healthcare offerings by increasing access to jobs and talent nationwide.

TotalMed Holdings is a family of brands that includes Staffency for Managed Services, Rapid Staff for job action response, and TotalMed for clinical and non-clinical contingent staffing solutions. Through their advanced technology, powered by AI, TotalMed provides their clients and contingent workers with a marked advantage: they can match requisitions to available qualified candidates and present them to hiring managers faster than any other solution available today.

This merger will combine Medical Staffing Solutions’s extensive talent pipeline with TotalMed’s expertise and next-level job pairing technology.

“Both TotalMed and Medical Staffing Solutions share similar visions -- it’s a perfect cultural fit. The two companies align on their core values and are dedicated to hiring reliable, trustworthy, and motivated healthcare professionals. Together we are stronger and better,” TotalMed CEO Sejal Shah said.

Medical Staffing Solutions will continue to grow its business and expand its nationwide PRN and government contingent staffing services. Owners Melanie Theriac, RN, and Joanie Reneer RN, BSN, will be integral leaders in spearheading the company's continued success.

The transaction closed on August 13. The terms were not disclosed.

Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC

A top ten, nurse-owned, and award-winning staffing agency, Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, is passionate about healthcare and dedicated to helping healthcare professionals fulfill their purpose. As one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare staffing firms in the United States, Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC is respected by caregivers, clients, and industry professionals around the nation.

TotalMed

TotalMed, an award winning healthcare staffing firm, is headquartered in Appleton, WI., with satellite offices in Sacramento, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Pinehurst. It staffs facilities in every state through a range of divisions and has aggressively grown year-over-year in each of the past 11 years.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

New World Medical Network® Announces a Strategic Collaboration with Premier Solution Partners

New World Medical Network® (New World) announced today that a contract has been signed with Premier Solution Partners (Premier) to collaborate and further save clients millions of dollars annually through the addition of their all-inclusive single price model.

"We couldn’t be more pleased than to be working with this energetic, collaborative team of professionals at Premier Solution Partners. Uniting our capabilities truly optimizes healthcare cost containment at a vital time in our economy when employers and employees are both struggling to balance higher deductible plans with optimal medical care. Our One Price Healthcare® model not only achieves transparency but delivers quality care often with a 30-50% savings,” stated New World’s CEO, Cathy Nenninger. “Our first project with Premier is integrating our services into their revolutionary solution company’s smartphone App so that the healthcare benefits are at the employee’s fingertips when they need to make the best decisions available for their family and finances.”

”We are very proud to call New World a great new addition to our suite of solution companies that each in their own way are transformative to the healthcare space, serving to bring meaningful value to large health plans throughout the United States. Our solution companies in healthcare are disruptive in solving for the significant disparity that exists in pricing in the medical space, and New World will bring a synergistic solution to our offerings,” stated Premier’s founder and Managing Partner, Paul Cornell.

Premier Solution Partners is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based organization which connects its solution companies to the industries they serve driving meaningful value to the market. Premier intentionally stays out of the lane of the health plan broker and the third-party administrator with its healthcare offerings, but instead works well with many brokers and TPA’s. Its mission in all cases is to drive value on behalf it its solution partners and customers through delivering savings to large self-funded health plans and their members, all while creating an improved patient experience in the process. To learn more about Premier’s offerings visit http://www.premiersolutionpartners.com.

New World, is run by experienced healthcare and insurance professionals and caters to the self-insured marketplace - TPAs, companies, municipalities, and unions - with its one-cost, all-inclusive approach to non-emergent medical procedures and surgeries called "One Price Healthcare®". New World is also known by its trademarked tagline “Great Care. Less Cost. New World.® ” New World consists of high quality, accredited medical facilities within the United States often with savings of roughly 30-50%. The program attaches to self-insured employers’ existing health plan through a simple amendment to the plan document making the program easy to implement even in the middle of a plan year. New World can be reached at 800-475-PATIENT (7284) or by visiting NewPatient.net.

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Dan Schriger to Lead Strategic Radiology Membership Development

Strategic Radiology has engaged Dan Schriger to lead membership development for the nation’s leading coalition of independent radiology practices, representing 28 group practices and more than 1,100 radiologists.

Schriger is a seasoned sales and business development executive with 15 years of experience in health care. From 2013 until recently, Dan was director of sales and business development for Direct Radiology, a national, radiologist-owned teleradiology provider acquired by Philips Healthcare earlier this year. Additional responsibilities included customer implementation and onboarding, customer service and retention and radiologist recruitment. Schriger began his career in radiology with Nighthawk Radiology Services in 2005.

As director of membership development, Dan will lead efforts to continue to grow coalition membership, identify membership needs, and help build programs to strengthen the independent practice.

“We are happy to have found in Dan a seasoned business development executive with a genuine regard for radiologists and their contribution to our patients’ health care,” said A. Van Moore Jr, MD, CEO and chair of Strategic Radiology. “We believe Dan is the right person to continue our growth trajectory in support of independent radiology as a key component of the health care community.”

Added Schriger: “Strategic Radiology offers its member groups access to an amazing portfolio of value-added products and services. Our collaborative process and group purchasing program leverage the collective power of our member groups, while we continue to focus on consistent nationwide quality and an operational infrastructure to keep the practice of radiology in the hands of radiologists.”

Strategic Radiology has 28 member group radiology practices representing more than 1,100 subspecialized radiologists in 20 states. It provides private, independent radiology practices with access to group purchasing benefits, subspecialized coverage, and process and quality improvement infrastructure, including the only Patient Safety Organization listed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality dedicated exclusively to the improvement of medical imaging.

About Strategic Radiology 
Strategic Radiology is a national coalition of 28 private radiology practices representing more than 1,100 radiologists across the United States. Its goal is clinical excellence and achieving higher quality patient care and more cost-efficient medical imaging through shared data, clinical expertise, and sharing certain practice expenses.

SR Core Members: 

  • Central Illinois Radiological Associates; Peoria, IL
  • The Hill Medical Corporation; Pasadena, CA
  • Huron Valley Radiology; Ann Arbor, MI
  • Inland Imaging; Spokane, WA
  • Mountain Medical Physician Specialists; Salt Lake City, UT
  • Northwest Radiology; Indianapolis, IN
  • Quantum Radiology; Atlanta, GA
  • Radiology Associates of North Texas; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Radiology Ltd.; Tucson, AZ
  • University Radiology; East Brunswick, NJ

SR Affiliate Members: 

  • Asheville Radiology Associates; Asheville, NC
  • Casper Medical Imaging and Outpatient Radiology; Casper, WY
  • Mecklenburg Radiology Associates; Charlotte, NC
  • Medical Center Radiology Group; Orlando, FL
  • Minneapolis Radiology Associates; Minneapolis, MN
  • Modesto Radiological Medical Group (MRMG); Modesto, CA
  • Naugatuck Valley Radiological Associates; Waterbury, CT
  • Radiologic Medical Services; Iowa City, IA
  • Radiology Associates; Jeffersonville, IN
  • Radiology Associates, PA; Little Rock, AR
  • Radiology Associates of Macon; Macon, GA
  • Radiology Associates of Appleton; Appleton, WI
  • Radiology Associates of Tallahassee; Tallahassee, FL
  • Rome Radiology Group; Rome, GA
  • Southeast Radiology, Ltd.; Glen Mills, PA
  • Tower Imaging Medical Group; Santa Monica, CA
  • United Imaging Consultants; Mission, KS
  • X-Ray Consultants; South Bend, IN

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DISCOVER NEW BOOK "VISION QUEST, A Journey to Happiness" Be Inspired to Follow Your Dreams

When corporate executive Jane Ramsey found herself facing sudden retirement, she embraced the opportunity to embark on a long-awaited metaphysical journey of discovery and profound reinvention. With one foot grounded in the rational world, and the other in the ether, she was free to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist and wisdom-seeker.

Experimenting with new mediums of painting and finding a connection with her deeper self, she yearned to explore the answers to life's big mysteries to better understand why we are here, and what life is all about. As a pupil she sought guidance from spiritual teachers Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston.

Now with the release of her new book VISION QUEST, a journey to happiness, she invites readers inside her spiritual 'vision quest' as she studies, travels, finds optimal health, deeper love and seeks answers to life's mysteries, culminating with the realization that it's an inside job––the answers are always available when we tap into our inner soul.

VISION QUEST: a journey to happiness 
by Jane Ramsey | On Sale: September 3, 2019 - Paperback 
Download your Kindle edition today.

Available on Amazon.com and bookstores.

SOCIAL MEDIA 
Meditation website; https://janeramsey.co/ 
Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/jane.ramsey.568 
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailyjoycoach/

About the Author

Jane Ramsey spent thirty-six years in corporate life. Her last role was executive vice president of HR for a global retail enterprise. Upon retirement, Jane embarked on a course of study in philosophy, fitness, health, nutrition, quantum physics, happiness and spirituality.

She is now an author, artist and certified meditation teacher with the Deepak Chopra Center. She has been meditating for more than twenty years and helps clients create a strong daily meditation practice to help them feel more grateful, vital, energetic, peaceful, joyful and to develop great abundance and loving relationships in their lives.

Jane is currently developing a program combining meditation and art to help people live a more full-spectrum, creative and balanced life. She resides with her loving husband in Indian Wells, California.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine

Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis Partners with the Exclusive Haute Beauty Network

Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis, a board-certified hair restoration expert representing the Los Angeles market, has joined the esteemed Haute Beauty Network.

The Haute Beauty Network, well known for its exclusive and luxurious lifestyle publication Haute Living is privileged to present Dr. Arnaoutakis as a hair restoration expert and our newest addition to the Haute Beauty members-only network.

Haute Beauty offers a prominent collective of leading doctors. The invitation-only exclusive publication maintains elite as ever, with only two doctors in every market. This partnership allows Haute Beauty to connect its affluent readers with industry-leading aesthetic surgeons located in their area.

About Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis:
Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis specializes in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration. He was raised in Tampa, Florida before he was recruited to Columbia University as a Division-I athlete. He was a member of the Varsity soccer team for four years. In addition, he majored in Biological Sciences and volunteered at local New York City hospitals and homeless shelters.

Following his Ivy League education from which he graduated Cum Laude, Dr. Demetri then returned home for medical school attending the University of Florida College of Medicine. As a third year medical student, he was awarded a highly competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. This allowed him to dedicate a year to research in head and neck cancer reconstruction at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to graduating from medical school with Honors in Research, he was also awarded the George T. Singleton Prize for excellence in Head & Neck Surgery.

He then completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. There, he served as Chief Resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital, one of the best and busiest facial trauma centers in the country. Recently, Dr. Demetri moved to Los Angeles for a highly coveted fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Andrew Frankel at the famous Lasky Clinic Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Demetri is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He frequently travels to attend national conferences to perpetually advance his education and present his research. To date he has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

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LuckyVitamin Offers LuckyMeals, a New Line of Fresh Premium Meats and Seafood Delivered Direct To Your Door

Health-conscious consumers seek responsible food sourcing that’s good for their bodies and the planet without cutting corners. LuckyVitamin, an e-commerce specialty retailer and manufacturer of natural health products, has partnered with mindful, responsible American farming and fishing partners to make this a reality for households across the U.S.

Their suppliers are passionate about practicing their craft the right way, every time. This includes no shortcuts, steroids, antibiotics, hormones, or unsustainable practices, ever. “Our aim is to provide our customers with the ability to purchase high-quality proteins, along with their everyday wellness needs at affordable prices,” said Sean Wolf, Vice President of Merchandising for LuckyVitamin. “Unfortunately, not everyone has access to domestic, USDA Organic, grass-fed, grass-finished beef; USDA, antibiotic-free, free-range chicken; or wild/sustainable fish, so it makes sense for us to add these premium, quality products to our assortment.”

For example, despite consumer demand, approximately 95% of the cattle in the United States continue to be finished on grain for the last 160 to 180 days of life on average. With LuckyMeals, the USDA Certified Organic beef is domestic, grass-fed and grass-finished. The careful processing continues at their butcher’s state-of-the-art facility, which gives them absolute control over the cleanliness, quality, and flavor of LuckyMeals products.

“Unlike grocery stores that often freeze and defrost products multiple times before you buy them ‘fresh’ from the counter, our products are flash frozen at peak freshness and delivered right to your door,” said Sam Wolf, founder and Chief Wellness Spreader for LuckyVitamin. “By working directly with producers we simplify the supply chain, lowering product costs and passing these savings on to our customers.”

All LuckyMeals offerings are expertly butchered to provide the perfect cut so you aren’t paying for extra fat, gristle or tendons that are ultimately inedible. They vacuum seal and portion all of the products to prolong their longevity, so you can conveniently make the best meal for any diet, crowd size, or preference.

“We deliver a product we can personally guarantee, every time,” said Sam Wolf.

Each LuckyMeals box offers an average one-month supply of assorted meat and seafood for a family of four, at a savings of up to 15% off comparable products from grocery outlets. Each box is conveniently delivered to your door. See the full product offering HERE. And don’t forget, setting up autoship earns you an extra 5% off while joining the LV+ membership program earns you an additional 10% off.

Check back often. There is a wider selection in the works, including premium, frozen pre-cooked meals for families on the go, and vegan options!

Don’t miss out on the latest happenings at LuckyVitamin! Visit and subscribe to their emails for the best offers and content delivered straight to your inbox.

About LuckyVitamin 
Founded in 2005, LuckyVitamin is an industry leading global e-commerce destination for health and wellness, natural and organic products, vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports and fitness nutrition, food, beauty, skincare, pet and natural home. LuckyVitamin offers premium quality products and service at an exceptional value. Striving to bring good health to the masses through products, educational content and service, its mission is to be the inspirational and supportive source for products and knowledge dedicated to helping everyone on their journey towards happy wellness. Members of the LV+ program receive 10% off every day, free shipping over , and access to one-on-one consultations with Certified Wellness Consultants. For more information, visit https://www.luckyvitamin.com.

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WR Group, Inc. Welcomes New Talent to North American Sales Team to Support Expanding Product Lines & Maintain Top-Tier Supplier Support

WR Group, one of the country’s leading global wellness companies, is pleased to announce the arrival of two talented new team members to its dynamic North American Sales Team. Teresa Neuman will serve as the new Director of National Sales, Natural Channel and Charles Tate as the new Director of National Sales, FDMC, reporting to the EVP of Retail, Renee Barch-Niles.

“We are excited to attract this caliber of talent to the entrepreneurial sales team at WR Group,” states Barch-Niles. “This expansion comes on the heels of significant distribution growth over the past 18 months and sets the stage for our very aggressive expansion plans for 2020 and beyond. I am honored to have Ms. Neuman and Mr. Tate join us on our health & wellness journey to bring the best quality products to families in North America and know they will bring tremendous value to our growing organization.”

In the last year, WR Group has launched six healthy lifestyle brands in over 10,000 doors throughout the United States, increasing the company’s market visibility and exposure to consumers. WR Group is dedicated to providing top quality client services through this expansion. The addition of top-rated talent with experience in the health, wellness and natural channels positions WR Group to continue providing national and regional clients with the highest level of attention to detail and professional expertise possible.

Brands in the natural channel of trade have generated a lot of interest both online and in the marketplace. Our brands are currently in the running to be considered for additional national expansion around the country as consumers look for better quality natural and organic items that are made in the USA and are more environmentally friendly. By bringing in new team members like Neuman and Tate, who have a true passion for natural health and wellness, these brands are set to thrive and expand.

In addition to her passion for natural products, Neuman has over 15 years in the business of selling CPG goods to the natural industry. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach focused on helping people make lifestyle changes through nutrition and healthy living choices. Neuman has worked for large natural leaders in the space like The Hain Celestial Group and most recently worked with superfoods as the Director of Sales, East, for Natierra and its associated brands.

Her experience as both a consumer and seller of natural lifestyle products gives her a unique perspective to support the aggressive growth plan that WR Group has built for 2020 and beyond.

“Joining WR Group was an easy decision,” states Neuman, “as I knew that I could help the organization better serve the Natural & Organic channel of trade, as that channel is hungry for high-quality, natural products like BareOrganics Superfoods, Probiogen Probiotics and the patented line of organic Whitening products under the Oralgen NuPearl brand. It was a natural fit to take this leadership role!”

Tate comes to WR Group with over 20 years servicing the largest North American retailers for some of the greatest powerhouse CPG companies in the world, including Gillette, Procter & Gamble and most recently served as Vice President of Sales for L’Oréal. Tate has also led large private label sales achievements in his career with one of the leading health and beauty private label manufacturers.

His decades of experience adapting to changes in shopper insights, trade marketing and sales, among other areas, makes him an asset to the WR Group team that will be invaluable as we seek to expand our uniquely high-quality brands and products to even more customers throughout the United States.

“Today’s consumer is seeking health & wellness from their favorite retailers and the lines are blurring, so all channels need to have a clear wellness strategy to survive today’s changing business dynamics,” states Tate. “WR Group is perfectly on trend and focused on bringing the highest quality products to the marketplace and I am thrilled to be a part of this fast-paced, dedicated team of professionals trying to make a difference item by item, customer by customer, every day.”

For more information about WR Group, please visit WRGroup.com.

About WR Group: Founded in 2001, WR Group has since enriched the lives of millions of consumers by introducing the most innovative health and wellness solutions. Our extensive portfolio includes over 900 products and 17 diverse brands, distributed throughout the United States and over 50 countries worldwide. WR Group offers products that span across multiple categories with a focus on delivering the cleanest, most effective products available for families, including Probiogen, ORALGEN NuPearl, BareOrganics and more. WR Group maintains a Food and Drug Administration registered and audited facility, committed to providing superior quality products. We are actively researching the most advanced and in-demand ingredients to continue expanding our portfolio, and more importantly, to assure our loyal customers have access to the best items available.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information about WR Group, Inc. and to arrange to speak with a company spokesperson, please contact Nicole Heath at (480) 505-4005 or nicole(at)wrgroup.com.

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Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting in Temple, Texas

Everest Rehabilitation Hospital cuts the ribbon at their grand opening for their newest inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation hospital to serve Central Texans for years to come.

The 36-bed, 41,000 square foot, modern rehabilitation hospital is located at 23621 SE H.K. Dodgen Loop (Loop 363), across from Temple College in Temple, Texas. The hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitative services and around-the-clock nursing care to patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries such as spinal cord impairment, amputations, complex orthopedic conditions, brain injuries, strokes and neurological disorders.

Everest’s 6-acre campus includes a large outdoor mobility courtyard and two large therapy gyms as well as an in-house pharmacy, indoor and outdoor dining halls and a HydroWorx pool whereby an underwater treadmill and jets create buoyancy to produce low-impact resistance to better serve their patients.

The project represents a million-dollar investment in the Central Texas region and employs more than 100 people directly. Each of Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals are designed to quickly expand by 18 additional inpatient rooms should the market dictate the need.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation hospital and a remarkably trained staff for the benefit of Central Texans,” said Jay Quintana, CEO and co- Founder of Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals. “Through specialized care, our patients will have a much better opportunity to regain independence and restoration of function after they have experienced an injury. Our physician-led team of rehabilitation therapists provide one on one therapy, five to seven days a week, daily medical visits by rehab physicians and a strong nurse patient ratio that contributes to the optimal outcomes.”

About Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, LLC 
Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a specialty physical rehabilitation hospital company focused on providing high quality, physical rehabilitation care. Everest is passionate about patient care; striving to create healing and nurturing environments for all patients that not only meet their medical needs but address their emotional and social needs as well. Patients are guided through the necessary steps to reclaim daily life, recover function, and return to an optimal quality of life by combining the latest treatments, technologies, and research with a unique interdisciplinary team approach involving the patient and family from day one. Everest provides the highest level of care available to patients with disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses, or from traumatic accidents.

http://www.everestrehab.com

Jay Quintana, CEO/ Co-Founder 
jquintana(at)everestrehab(dot)com 
469-713-1145

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eClinical Provider, Crucial Data Solutions, Names Jeff Rogers as President

Crucial Data Solutions, a provider of innovative technologies to advance clinical research, announced today that industry veteran Jeff Rogers has joined the company as President. The new appointment is a direct reflection of the expanding presence of Crucial’s eClinical solutions: Clinical Studio©, a web-based EDC system and TrialKit™, a clinical research mobile app that allows researchers to design, deploy, and manage regulatory compliant studies from any smartphone or tablet.

“During this time of growth, there is no better person to lead Crucial Data Solutions than Jeff Rogers,“ said Paul Grady, Founder and CEO. “He has a clear vision of how our technology can transform the clinical research industry. With his strong leadership and business acumen in the Life Science space, I am confident we will continue to gain momentum.”

Rogers said, “I’m excited and privileged to be joining such a forward-thinking, innovative and committed organization. Crucial Data Solutions continues to invest in the development of the industry’s first fully mobile data platform, allowing them to meet all of the current and future data collection needs of today’s clinical trial landscape.”

Jeff brings more than 25 years of experience building and leading technology-based organizations. For the last 15 years, he has been rooted in the Life Science industry with companies dedicated to developing and delivering software and services to improve and optimize the clinical trials process. Throughout the course of his career, Jeff has developed a proven track record for accelerating growth and scaling operations to support clients across the United States and Europe while increasing shareholder value.

In his new role as President, Jeff will be responsible for expanding Crucial Data Solutions’ market presence for both its web-based and mobile data collection platforms. His initial focus will be to support and expand Crucial’s portfolio of Biotech, Pharma and CRO organizations while capitalizing on the momentum of TrialKit, Crucial’s native mobile application for data collection.

About Crucial Data Solutions, Inc.

Crucial Data Solutions, Inc. is a forward-thinking company dedicated to developing innovative technologies that reduce the cost of medical research by equipping clinical professionals with the tools they need to advance treatments that enable patients with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. We believe clinical research should be a true partnership between ourselves, research professionals, caregivers, and patients worldwide.

Since the company’s establishment in 2010, its flagship product, Clinical Studio, has evolved into an esteemed 21 CFR Part 11 compliant eClinical platform for rapid study building, convenient data collection, and efficient data management. Clinical Studio’s companion product, TrialKit, is a native application that leverages the latest in mobile technology to enable data collection directly from sites, patients, and wearable devices without specially provisioned devices. TrialKit seamlessly addresses the challenges created by the growing virtual and hybrid trial market.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Technology

Dalton Pharma Services Features in the 2019 List of Top 20 Best Workplaces™ in Healthcare

Dalton Pharma Services is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Healthcare. Dalton received this honor after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

This list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the Healthcare Sector. GPTW ranked the best based on employee responses to their Trust Index survey.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a Best Workplace by our own employees. Dalton`s leadership team works hard to create a supportive, collaborative and fun environment; it is fantastic to see their efforts being recognized,” said Peter Pekos, CEO.

About Dalton Pharma Services:

Dalton Pharma Services is a leading North American cGMP pharmaceutical organization providing integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services. Our strong regulatory history, Health Canada establishment license, successful FDA PAI and 30+ years of experience allow us to effectively deliver fully integrated solutions with an emphasis on speed, flexibility and quality. Our integrated services (drug discovery, formulation and process development, custom synthesis, cGMP sterile fill/finish of liquids and powders, cGMP API manufacturing and/or dosage form manufacturing and Accelerated Stability Testing) all at one location helps us to be adaptable, flexible and cost-effective.

To learn more about our history and capabilities, please visit https://www.dalton.com.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Conducting the world’s largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 50 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace. Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.

Peter Pekos
CEO
Dalton Pharma Services
349 Wildcat Road
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-661-2102

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Ovation Fertility Announces Addition of New Off-Site Lab Director, Diane Wright, PhD, HCLD/CC

Ovation® Fertility is pleased to announce that it has added a new off-site laboratory director, Diane Wright, PhD, HCLD/CC, who will be responsible for the operation, administration, technical and scientific oversight of client start-up laboratories as well as existing client laboratories seeking to upgrade or expand their operations. As an off-site lab director, she works both remotely and on-site to advise clients in the employment of qualified laboratory staff members, provides training and guidance to each laboratory’s team, and records and reports procedural outcomes.

In her exemplary career in reproductive science, Dr. Wright has designed, constructed and managed IVF laboratories in both academic hospital and private practice settings, gaining extensive experience with regulatory agency inspections of IVF facilities.

“Dr. Wright is a deeply experienced laboratory director who has worked alongside some of IVF’s highly regarded pioneers,” said Nate Snyder, Ovation’s chief executive officer. “By combining Dr. Wright’s expertise with Ovation’s proven processes and ongoing collaborative research efforts, we will bring the industry’s best practices into more laboratories, improving the quality of fertility care for even more physicians and people seeking IVF treatment.”

Prior to joining Ovation as an off-site laboratory director, Dr. Wright was the founding director of Aspire Fertility Laboratories, where she designed and oversaw construction of three private laboratory facilities. She previously spent 15 years as director of Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center’s laboratories, where she served as an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and served on MGH’s Partners Human Research Committee (IRB), the MGH Tissue Banking Committee, and the Division’s Ethics and Quality Assurance Committees. Dr. Wright also spent three of these years working as an off-site laboratory director for the IVF and andrology/endocrinology laboratories at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, supporting The Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.

“All Ovation lab directors are impressive, high-caliber scientists, and that was an important factor in choosing this next phase of my career,” Dr. Wright said. “Having worked as both an off-site and on-site lab director, I know that the key to success is having a good team, and I know I’ll have that with Ovation. We each have a commitment to improve patient outcomes, and the combined knowledge the team brings to this effort is unprecedented, in my experience.”

Dr. Wright earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in College Station, then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in physiology of reproduction from the same university. She then earned a PhD in biomedical sciences at one of the early outstanding entities for IVF embryology training in the United States, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, associated with Eastern Virginia Medical School/Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia – the same program responsible for the first IVF child born in the United States in 1981.

About Ovation® Fertility

Ovation Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of having a family through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar for IVF treatment, with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance for a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing. Ovation also provides donor eggs that come with a Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm long-term storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation’s vision of a world without infertility at http://www.OvationFertility.com.

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Dr. Kanani Is Encouraging Patients To Book Back-To-School Dental Checkups Soon

The summer season is in full swing, but children and students will soon be heading back to school. Trusted Woodland Hills dentist Dr. Kaveh Kanani wants to encourage patients and families to get a head start on booking their back-to-school dental checkup appointments. Dr. Kanani is currently offering an exclusive free consultation deal to new patients.

Scheduling a back-to-school dental checkup isn't only for the oral health of the child; some schools require back-to-school dental visits for specific grades. Additionally, back-to-school dental checkups are an excellent way to ensure that younger patients' teeth are staying healthy. Dr. Kanani encourages patients to make their child's back-to-school appointment early in the summer to avoid the August rush. Additionally, scheduling soon can help ensure you get the appointment time that works best for you.

Dr. Kanani also encourages patients to plan their back-to-school dental checkups as these checkups can lead to early detection of problems. If a child has a cavity or other disease, that can lead to pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking, and absence from school. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year.

During a child's back-to-school dental visits, Dr. Kanani will clean the child's teeth, check for cavities, and ensure the child is maintaining good oral health with consistent brushing and flossing habits. The appointments typically do not last longer than an hour. 
Additionally, Dr. Kanani reminds patients that caring for their children's' oral health stretches beyond scheduling back-to-school dental checkups. Parents can take care of their children's teeth throughout the year by following a few reminders from Dr. Kananani.

Parents watch how much sugar their children are consuming. Most children love sweet foods, and while it would be difficult to ban them from enjoying sugary snacks thoroughly, it is possible to limit their consumption. Additionally, it's essential for parents to help their children eat at least three healthy meals a day. Healthy foods can have an enormous impact on a child's oral health. Healthy snacks may include grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt, and fruit. For parents with children who eat in the school's cafeteria, it's a good idea to review healthy, balanced food choices with them before the first day of school. Children should also be brushing twice a day, during the morning and at night, and flossing at least one time every day.

For parents with children who will be playing contact sports during school, it's essential to start getting them used to keep on a properly fitted mouthguard. Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard can protect the child's teeth from any damage or harm in the event of an accident.

Dr. Kanani encourages parents and families to make back-to-school dental checkup appointments before the summer is over. Additionally, for new patients, Dr. Kanani is currently offering an exclusive free consultation. During this free consultation, Dr. Kanani will determine if there are any oral health issues to be aware of with your child and if your child should be seen by the dentist more than once a year.

About Dr. Kanani 
As one of the most innovative dentists in Greater Los Angeles, Dr. Kanani's objective is to help patients regain their smiles and their confidence through groundbreaking, non-invasive treatments such as complete dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants. Dr. Kanani has been utilizing non-invasive treatment methods to heal patients suffering from many dental issues, including loss of teeth. Individuals in Los Angeles and Woodland Hills who are looking to get dental implants done can make an appointment with Dr. Kanani today by calling (818) 962-1141, or visiting http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com.

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iPatientCare Announces National User Conference (NUCON) 2019

iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ambulatory EHR and revenue cycle management services, announced today of its annual gala event, National User Conference 2019, that will be held at Queen City Club, Cincinnati on October 18th and 19th.

This annual user conference involves iPatientCare users, channel partners, and business partners. While the event offers a great learning opportunity through presentations of current features and services and sneak preview of the future product releases, it serves as a platform for relaxation full of fun and excitement that engages entire iPatientCare community.

Every year through NUCON, iPatientCare offers a great learning opportunity to all its members to stay up-to-date on the future industry trends as well as latest and upcoming enhancements in iPatientCare product suite. The knowledge sharing continues with discussion on topics relating to Value based care, MACRA/MIPS, PCMH, Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring, specialty-focused implementations.

“Since we started NUCON, the event has evolved to meet the changing needs of our users, but its purpose has never wavered - to empower our users with the most actionable strategies for improving their patients’ health and enhancing care by adopting to best clinical practices. This is even more important when healthcare reforms expect providers to transition to delivering value-based care. NUCON 2019 will focus on proposed enhancements in iPatientCare technology that deliver context-sensitive pro-active guidelines for practicing the value-based care. The City of Cincinnati with many major attractions and corporate headquarters is surrounded by picturesque foothills and the legendary skyline alongside the scenic Ohio River adding a beautiful backdrop to the Queen City. NUCON 2019 will provide a platform to meet the senior managers, experts, analysts and solution providers to exchange ideas about the key issues influencing and affecting the healthcare Industry” said Udayan Mandavia, Chief Growth Officer, iPatientCare/AssureCare.

About iPatientCare

iPatientCare is a full suite of innovative healthcare products and value-added services that help physician offices, rural health clinics, and community/federally qualified health centers (CHC/FQHC) nationwide in improving the health of their patients, enhancing patient care through care management/coordination/analytics, and reducing costs of care delivery.

The awards-winning EHR, integrated practice solutions and value-added services, such as, the revenue cycle enhancement and quality improvement consulting, provide everything you need to control your practice operations, increase revenues, and provide better patient care.

iPatientCare helps healthcare providers to dramatically reduce A/R days and improve collections rates, reduce billing costs, eliminate the burden of repeatable, high volume work on their internal teams, and plug gaps in staffing and internal bandwidth. The revenue cycle teams are comprised of senior executives with extensive experience in clinically-driven revenue cycle management systems including certified billers and coders with managerial capabilities to facilitate client interactions, escalations and SLA.

The iPatientCare EHR 18.0, has received 2015 Edition ONC Health IT certification by Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), in accordance with the applicable eligible professional certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Full certification details can be found at the ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

As part of its MACRA-ready solutions, iPatientCare has been recognized as a qualified MACRA-MIPS registry by CMS, and has a distinguished credit of being selected as a preferred EHR and medical billing software by more than 70,000 users nationwide, numerous hospitals/health systems, federally funded regional extension centers, and in the past by the US Army and NASA Space Medicine.

Visit http://www.iPatientCare.com for more information.

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Tesséra Naturals Standing Out Among Booming CBD Industry Offering Highest Quality and Safety Standard on the Market

Tesséra Naturals is proud to offer the highest grade CBD products available to consumers. Made 100% in the USA using only organically grown hemp and the highest quality CO2 extraction and purification techniques, Tesséra Naturals is becoming one of the most highly trusted brands for the most discerning CBD consumers, as well as first time users.

The vision behind Tesséra Naturals' founders, Jason and Olga Cohen, stemmed from their desire to create the purest CBD products on the market, using only the highest grade ingredients, and to provide full transparency by conducting 3rd party independent lab tests for all of their products.

On a 2018 summer getaway to the mountains of Colorado, the Cohens learned about the amazing health benefits and medicinal properties of CBD and began using CBD oil to manage pain, help with occasional bouts of insomnia and as a daily general wellness routine.

They quickly learned that not all CBD is created equal. “Unfortunately, there are a lot of low quality, unsafe products on the market due to the absence of FDA regulations for CBD,” Jason explains. As many uncertainties remain about the legality, quality, and safety of this new “miracle cure”, the Cohens set out to develop products for those seeking premium quality hemp CBD products without the risks.

With adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety from seed to bottle, Tesséra Naturals has been growing at a rapid pace online and is now launching a wholesale program, beginning in their hometown of Austin, TX and expanding to additional markets in the coming months. “As the popularity of CBD continues to explode, we feel that Austin’s progressive cutting-edge culture is the perfect market to expand our presence to the retail shelves,” says Olga.

What Sets Tesséra Naturals Apart?

All Tesséra Naturals products, which include tinctures, capsules, topicals and pet products adhere to the following standards: 

  • Organically grown phytocannabinoid-rich hemp from fully compliant US Farm
  • Manufactured in GMP compliant and FDA registered facility
  • Solvent free extraction methodology to maintain the whole plant profile
  • Nano-emulsion technology to ensure optimal absorption and bioavailability
  • Non GMO and free of pesticides, metals or harsh chemicals
  • 3rd party independent lab testing for potency, quality and safety

About CBD

CBD or “Cannabidiol” (pronounced Cana-bih-DIE-all) is one of 100+ natural compounds found in the cannabis plant called “cannabinoids”, and have been used for their medicinal qualities for ages, with CBD being the most powerful in this respect. CBD derived from hemp has been deemed federally legal by the 2018 Farm Bill, as long as the hemp contains less than .3% THC.

CBD has been increasingly shown to provide many health benefits such managing anxiety and stress, pain relief, improving sleep patterns, appetite, focus, memory, immunity response and more.

About Tesséra Naturals

Tesséra Naturals is a family owned and operated company based in Austin, Texas and offers premium quality organic whole plant hemp-based CBD products. Its founding principles include promoting a natural and healthy lifestyle which consists of a clean diet of primarily unprocessed food, regular exercise and holistic medicine whenever possible.

Tesséra Naturals is passionate about educating the community about health and wellness and is committed to giving back by supporting various non-profit organizations. It also offers senior citizen and military/veteran discounts. All Tesséra Naturals products can be purchased online with a 100% money-back guarantee and free shipping.

Tesséra Naturals products are THC free and can be shipped to all 50 states.

For more information, visit tesseranaturals.com or visit the company’s social media profiles: FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestLinkedin

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

Takeda Selects Shot@Life for Annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program, Supporting Immunization and Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which helps expand access to life-saving childhood vaccines globally, is proud to share an expanded partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, to enhance disease surveillance systems and strengthen immunization programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. These efforts are critical to achieving Universal Health Coverage as part of the Sustainable Development Goals and providing every child the opportunity for a healthy future. Takeda’s vision to serve patients, wherever they are, drives its increased commitments to disease prevention, capacity building, and access to healthcare in developing and emerging countries. This commitment is clear in its 550 million yen pledge (over US$ 5 million) to Shot@Life.

“Vaccines are one of global health’s biggest success stories, saving millions of lives,” said Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. “We’ve made important progress to date, but we can’t stop now. We have to protect the progress we’ve made and strengthen healthcare and immunizations for millions of children in need. Takeda’s ongoing commitment will help track and respond to the spread of disease and protect children.”

Takeda’s partnership with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign will strengthen health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa through improved disease surveillance and data utilization enabling effective immunization planning and outbreak response. 
Strong disease surveillance systems are critical to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), given that they provide governments and public health decision makers with the data they need to ensure that all people and communities have access to health services. This data is particularly important in the context of infectious disease outbreaks, during which government officials must act quickly and decisively to prevent the spread of disease. Even when countries have robust immunization systems overall, relatively weak surveillance systems can compromise the delivery of life-saving vaccines. Strengthened health systems, management and evaluation approaches, and improved policies can help address critical gaps in national immunization systems. These measures help ensure that every child receives life-saving vaccinations, moving countries closer to achieving UHC.

Takeda’s support of global health programs does not end with their support of the UN Foundation. In early June, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited became the first private sector company to announce a financial commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Sixth Replenishment. The pledge, consisting of JP¥ 1 billion (approximately US$ 9 million) over five years, builds on Takeda's previous contribution to the Global Fund, and is an important demonstration of how we must all step up the fight to achieve health and well-being for all.

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About Shot@Life 
Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization as one of the most effective ways to save the lives of children around the world. We rally members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners — through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising — to support and invest in the global childhood immunization programs. Go to ShotAtLife.org to learn more.

About the United Nations Foundation 
The United Nations Foundation acts as a strategic partner to help the United Nations mobilize the ideas, people, and resources it needs to drive global progress and tackle urgent challenges. We focus on issues at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, build initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale, and engage citizens who seek action. Founded in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner, the UN Foundation works with philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual partners. Learn more at: http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited 
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases, and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in healthcare in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.com

Takeda's Global CSR Program, its flagship CSR activity, makes multi-year commitments in partnership with key global stakeholders. The Program is rooted in the company’s patient-centricity and dedication to disease prevention and the improvement of access to healthcare that transforms people's lives in developing and emerging countries. Since its launch in 2016, the Global CSR Program has been delivering tangible results, contributing significantly to global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Results range from expanding patient’s access to quality diagnosis and treatment, including immunization, in disease-endemic countries to training health workers and strengthening health systems worldwide. For more information visit https://www.takeda.com/corporate-responsibility/

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Improved Pharma to Speak at 69th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association

Improved Pharma LLC announces the upcoming presentation of “Continuity of Solids between Amorphous and Crystalline States – Insights from Synchrotron X-ray Pair Distribution (SXPDF) Studies”. The authors are Stephen R. Byrn and Pamela A. Smith of Improved Pharma, along with Chris Benmore of Argonne National Laboratory and Gabriel de Araujo of the University of Sao Paulo.

One of Improved Pharma’s key areas of research involves understanding the interactions present in amorphous drugs and drug:polymer dispersions. As pioneers in this area, they have worked with leading researchers to hone the experimental approach and also offer this service to their clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

To fully understand the structure of amorphous materials, Synchrotron X-ray Pair Distribution Function (SXPDF) is a powerful analytical tool. To stabilize an amorphous drug, one common approach is to formulate it as a drug:polymer dispersion. If the correct polymer is used at the correct loading, then intermolecular interactions between drug molecules are removed. Stated another way, domains of more than one drug molecule are not present. If the drug molecules are not in close contact with each other, then crystallization is inhibited and stability of the formulation increases. SXPDF allows one to detect and measure these interactions. For example, for pure amorphous preparations of lapatinib, SXPDF shows nearest neighbor contacts out to the 5th order. For compositions of lapatinib and the cellulosic polymer HPMC, only nearest neighbor contacts of the lapatinib molecules are present. For compositions of lapatinib and HPMCP (1:3) no nearest neighbor contacts of the lapatinib molecules are present indicating the lack of lapatinib domains. As expected, this last composition was the most stable indicating a correlation between the existence of domains and the tendency to crystallize.

In this presentation, Dr. Byrn will discuss an overview of the current state of research and present some recent work conducted with our colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Sao Paulo. Calcium salts that form liquid crystals will also be discussed.

About Improved Pharma 
Improved Pharma is a research and information company dedicated to improving pharmaceutical methods, formulations, and processes. Dr. Stephen Byrn and Sarah Byrn founded the company in 2006 after the successful acquisition of their first company, SSCI. Dr. Pamela Smith joined the company in 2018 after an 18-year tenure with SSCI. Improved Pharma offers services such as analytical testing, synchrotron-based formulation design, and expert consulting aiding the development and defense of intellectual property matters.

For more information about the techniques discussed in this article or about Improved Pharma’s services, please contact us at 1-765-463-9951 or info@improvedpharma.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

Mesa Science Associates to Present on Canine Epilepsy at The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Annual Investors Meeting

Mesa Science Associates Inc. (MSA) announced today that MSA has been invited to present their work on Canine Epilepsy at the Kanas City Animal Health Corridor annual meeting to be held in Kansas City the week of August 26, 2019. MSA Principal Tim Warneke will present the MSA Canine Project in a podium presentation aimed at investors interested in the animal health space.

MSA is a virtual company who until now has offered pharmaceutical consulting and management services to investigators who are developing new uses for old drugs and for those developing new pharmaceutical entities. MSA currently serves product developers from private companies as well as NIH sponsored investigators.

The Canine project is the first product to be owned by and developed under the MSA flag. The company is seeking funding to complete the Canine Project which is in advanced development. MSA principals decided to pursue this project after their research into human epilepsy revealed that annually there are over three million dogs in the U.S. suffering seizures with like numbers occurring in Europe. The company also discovered that there is no FDA approved treatment for canines that can be easily administered at home or away from professional veterinary facilities. Epileptic seizures are a medical emergency for both humans and canines requiring rapid treatment to protect the brain from serious injury. An emergency visit to a vet or hospital is costly in both time and dollars. The MSA concept is to obtain FDA approval for a drug in a device that will provide the pet owner with an easy and effective way to help break the seizure as soon as possible after it occurs and to help delay the onset of future seizures. This approach will provide the owner a cost-effective treatment that is timely and easy for the lay caregiver to administer.

Mr. Michael Mesa, President of MSA stated that “the company is excited by this project as it will hopefully extend the life of beloved pets and provide comfort to the pet owner who will be able to actively treat this dangerous condition in their own home. This, we believe, will result in an improved quality of life for both the dog and the owner.”

MSA team members strong background in the development of products aimed at the emergency treatment of human epilepsy helped in the transition to canines. Mr. Mesa in a former position led the development of the autoinjector product used in the highly successful NIH Rampart Study. The Rampart Study showed that a drug in an autoinjectors could provide an effective out of hospital treatment for patients experiencing active seizures. Mr. Mesa and Mr. Warneke, while both at King Pharmaceuticals, collaborated on The RESCUE Study project, that was aimed at providing at-home-treatment of acute repetitive seizure.

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Circularity Healthcare Negotiating 0M Institutional Funding, Expands Successful D'OXYVA Ph 3 Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Clinical Trials, Expects Fast-Track FDA

Privately-held, Los Angeles-based Circularity Healthcare is capitalizing on its completed successful and expanded Phase 3 clinical studies led by prominent researchers, such as Prof. David Armstrong, Prof. Ito Puruhito and Dr. Felix Sigal, and leading institutions, such as MIT, Airlangga, Harvard, Yale, University of Texas at Arlington, and many others. The clinical studies are expected to lead to the company’s highly anticipated Food and Drug Administration FDA approval as a non-significant risk (NSR) combination drug-device for the rapid and highly effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

These exciting developments come on the heels of the rapidly growing market demand for Circularity’s existing product line with a proven technology, manufacturing and fulfillment base. Circularity has recently begun production of its unique, branded, pharmaceutical-grade platform drug molecules at the FDA-audited Pennsylvania facility of multinational specialty gas company Airgas. The collaboration with Airgas is planned to ramp-up in the coming months and extend to Airgas’s 1.3 million home health customers. Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a major global supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases with a billion market capitalization.

Already well positioned as an emerging global biotech and medtech product manufacturer, Circularity is now shifting more focus from its non-regulated wellness and cosmetic products to its premium FDA-approved patented and patent-pending drug solutions. These solutions are delivered with the company’s patented and patent pending, non-invasive and painless, rapid transdermal drug delivery systems. The expanded focus is due to Circularity’s exceptionally positive Phase 3 multicenter, multicountry, and multiyear human clinical trials on diabetic foot ulcers, as well as its overall regulatory development path.

Recently, the company launched sales of MicroScan, a clinical diagnostics tool with an installed base at intensive care units (ICU) in 35 countries worldwide. MicroScan enables Circularity to generate much higher average revenue per customer, while providing highly affordable insights, both for patients and health professionals, into the inner workings and mechanisms ofactions underpinning the exceptional clinical outcomes of Circularity’s flagship D’OXYVA product line. Until recently, D’OXYVA was available only under test-marketing programs. Together with the diagnostic tools, health experts implementing D’OXYVA can accurately predict wound healing and other major clinical outcomes, such as achieving healthy blood sugar or blood pressure.

Once D’OXYVA has helped the patient achieve healthy levels in such key areas, physicians typically recommend a less frequent dosing schedule in order to remain symptom-free long-term.

During the past seven years, Circularity has assembled a world-class clinical research, regulatory and legal team comprised of several dozen experts mainly from the U.S. and from several influential European and Asian countries for its comprehensive global market development.

ABOUT CIRCULARITY HEALTHCARE

Circularity Healthcare, LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles, California in the U.S., is an emerging world leader in proprietary circulatory health and noninvasive delivery technologies, committed to helping significantly improve lives by developing, manufacturing, and marketing medical, pharmaceutical, and consumer health products. Circularity specializes in groundbreaking noninvasive technologies for affordable and portable transdermal delivery systems, and is pursuing regulatory approvals worldwide for device usage as a treatment of disease states related to cardiovascular and microcirculatory blood flow, immunological and autonomic nervous system disorders.

For more information, please visit http://www.circularityhealthcare.com or http://www.doxyva.com or doctors (Rx only) visit http://www.doxyvaforwound.com and send your general inquiries via the Contact Us page. For specific inquiries contact Circularity Customer Care at info(at)doxyva(dot)com info(at)circularityhealthcare(dot)com or by phone toll free at 1-855-5DOXYVA or at 1-626-244-8090.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release may contain forward-looking information. This includes, or may be based upon, estimates, forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations with respect to, among other things, the quality of the products of Circularity Healthcare, LLC, its resources, progress in development, demand, and market outlook for non-invasive transdermal delivery medical devices. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is given and is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those initially projected. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the launch of a new medical device, innovation and market acceptance uncertainties, fluctuating components and other advanced material prices, new federal or state governmental regulations, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future and other factors. The forward-looking information contained herein is given as of the date hereof and Circularity Healthcare, LLC assumes no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Circularity Healthcare, LLC makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of this press release and shall have no liability for any representations (expressed or implied) for any statement made herein, or for any omission from this press release.

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FITCI/FMH Community Think Tank: Co-Creating the Healthcare of Tomorrow

Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI) organized their first Community Think Tank on June 22, 2019. for the “Co-Creating Healthcare of Tomorrow” event. Sixteen people were divided into three competitive teams. All teams successfully completed the one-day long brainstorming process, which was held at the ROOT building in downtown Frederick. Three topics were chosen: 5-2-1-0 (the importance of increasing the community engagement in the 5-2-1-0 program); Geriatric Living’ (life hacks for the elderly – providing hacks and solutions to living at home longer) and I Did It! (ways of encouraging patients to take medications, do rehab exercises and adopt healthy behaviors so they can say: “I did it!”). Each team pitched and demoed their new tech solutions to a group of unbiased judges: Alexander Nason (FMH), Jackie Rice (FMH), Kathie Callahan Brady (FITCI) and Dr. Ruth Cheng (AgNovos Healthcare).

“It was a great day. Being able to collaborate with folks from across the Frederick community to tackle challenges in healthcare was amazing. I am really excited to see where we can go with these ideas.” said Alex Nason, Director of Innovation for FMH. Mr. Nason and Ms Callahan Brady, alongside with Mrs. Rice, were the initiators of this community think tank, that brought together so many people from Frederick and DC Metro area.

Kathie Callahan Brady, FITCI’s CEO, commented that: “This kind of community centered Think Tanks are the best way to bring the diverse and innovative ideas to the table!” Kathie also mentioned that FITCI is proud to have partnered with FMH in realizing this idea.

The winning team was the 5-2-1-0, who utilized their time to work on a technology solution for encouraging more children/teenagers (target population 6 – 15 year old) to join 5-2-1-0 Program - eating 5 fruits/vegetables a day, not doing more than 2 hours of screen time a day, exercising for at least 1 hour and intaking 0 sugars from sweetened drinks. Vishy Mahadevan was a part of the winning six-member group, and commented that: “It was team effort listening and understanding each other with different perspectives of the problem and designed a solution we all agreed will make a great impact in the society.” Vishy also mentioned all the excitement around the fact that they now get to build the real solution that they brainstormed during the event. “Can't wait to see the working Gamification Mobile App to increase the 5-2-1-0 health awareness,” he concluded.

The team came up with a theoretical approach to an interactive and fun app that could be used by both the target population as well as their parents and the local community. The app would be engaging the users with current offers in local stores, programs, community news, current challenges, and then individual achievements and awards during the day. The judges appreciated this idea the most due to the versatile approach and the ability to change behaviors at the crucial development time in children’s lives, which could stick with them for decades to come.

“All the solutions the teams came up with were very impressive. The passion and excitement the groups showed to solve the challenges conveyed how much they cared about the wellbeing of our community.” – Jackie Rice, Chief Information Officer, FRHS.

Another participant of the Think Tank, Dana French, stated that: “System problems in our community require system solutions. Our one-day Think Tank session proved that if you get a cross section of bright people in the same room to tackle a problem, they can collaborate, achieve consensus and propose some thoughtful actions.”

Both FMH and FITCI hope this is not the only Think Tank organized in Frederick community, and as FITCI’s CEO, Callahan Brady concluded, “the excitement is even bigger when thinking about the possibility that three new businesses might blossom out of this first Think Tank.”

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Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions Welcomes New Surgeon

Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions, a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery, is pleased to welcome Dr. Michelle R. Sieffert, M.D. to its team of skilled medical professionals.

Dr. Sieffert specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. She received her medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her integrated plastic surgery residency at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine. She will be joining the practice on August 1, 2019 from the Wright State University’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has earned recognition from her peers and mentors for her commitment to improving her patients’ self esteem and quality of life.

Dr. Sieffert does not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to patient care, and strongly believes in the power of education to help people make informed decisions about their surgical and cosmetic care. She aims to walk with each patient through their surgical journey as a team - educating them about the changes occurring in their bodies, addressing their specific concerns and desires, discussing their available options, and designing a plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

Dr. Sieffert will be providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgical care for the Columbus community at a variety of locations. She specifically focuses on facial rejuvenation, hair restoration, breast surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction, skin cancer removal/reconstruction, and trauma reconstruction. With the addition of Dr. Sieffert, the practice will begin accepting insurance for those reconstructive procedures she performs.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions invites you to visit their website at donaldsonplasticsurgery.com or call them at 614-442-7610 to schedule your personal consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Solutions is a medical practice that offers patients advanced cosmetic procedures, as well as non-surgical treatments, in a welcoming environment. The 10 year old practice is led by Dr. Jeffrey H. Donaldson, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed specialty and subspecialty training from leading institutions across the nation, and Dr. Michelle Sieffert, a highly-regarded surgeon in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. The practice performs facial rejuvenation procedures, breast augmentation, body contouring, reconstructive surgery, and more.

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Premium Omega-3 DHA Supplements Certified Free-From PIFA C16:4 (n-3)

Anpas Global, makers of the high concentration Premium Omega-3 DHA brand of supplements is the first company to have their products certified free-from C 16:4 (n-3) in the nutrition industry.

“Since the launch of our flagship consumer product, Nurture Me® in 2015, all our DHA supplements have been voted top quality health supplements three years in a row. Thus, it came as no surprise when a third-party lab test report confirmed that our products tested free-from the platinum-induced fatty acid 16:4(n-3) (hexadeca-4,7,10,13-tetraenoic acid),” said Sapna Misra, President of Anpas Global.

Positive Customer Impact

New and emerging research shows that certain PIFAs (platinum-induced fatty acids) like C 16:4(n-3) induce systemic resistance to a broad range of DNA-damaging chemotherapeutics. While more studies are needed in this area, Researchers have discovered that cancer cells become less sensitive to chemotherapy in the presence of certain PIFAs.

Although the PIFA C 16:4 (n-3) is not a fish fatty acid, it may occur in some commercially available fish oil supplements. These scientists therefore advise against using fatty fish and / or fish oil supplements during chemotherapy as these PIFAs seem to protect the cancer cells against chemotherapy and render it less effective.

Anpas Global anticipates that with this new certification showing the absence of C 16:4 (n-3) in their products, researchers and pharma companies may see their Premium Omega-3 DHA supplements as favorable and safe adjunct therapy.

About Anpas Global

In January 2015, Anpas Global entered the consumer health products space with Nurture Me®, the smallest size omega-3 DHA supplement for women 18 to 55 years. Within nine months from launch it was voted top women’s health supplement by the SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards. The following year, its second consumer product, Nurture Kids® DHA supplement for children, was also nominated Top 5 Children’s Health Product by the Supply Side CPG Editor’s. Finally, in 2017 their third consumer product Nurture Brain® a high concentration Omega-3 DHA Fish Oil supplement delivering 600 mg of pharmaceutical grade DHA per dose was also voted top Brain Health Supplement by the Supply Side CPG Editor’s Choice Award.

The company’s DHA supplements are made with ultra-concentrated triglyceride fish oil, especially formulated to prevent the smell and taste of fish. Each perfectly portioned tiny softgel has 300 mg of DHA. Unlike bottled fish oil products, their brands come individually wrapped in Pharmaceutical Grade Blister Strip Packaging to preserve freshness and product stability. To instill trust and transparency among consumers, each product comes with a Third-Party test report from Pace Analytical, an Independent Testing Lab certifying the products free from Mercury, and other Environmental Contaminants.

Product Availability

Premium Omega-3 DHA supplements are sold under the brand names Nurture Me®, Nurture Kids® and Nurture Brain®. The company sells their supplements exclusively online through their website http://www.premiumomega.com and on Amazon. 
References on the scientific research about C16:4(n-3) PIFA and chemoresistance can be obtained from Anpas Global.

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Texas Fertility Specialists Erika Munch, MD, and Susan Hudson, MD, Join Ovation Fertility

Ovation® Fertility is pleased to announce that it has welcomed two new physician shareholders, both affiliated with the renowned Texas Fertility Center: Susan Hudson, MD, and Erika Munch, MD. These two well-respected reproductive endocrinologists provide fertility care for both women and men from across the South Texas region. The investments of Drs. Munch and Hudson bring Ovation to a total of 24 physician partners, all coming together with reproductive medicine’s top scientists to deliver some of the most advanced, cost-effective fertility treatment available anywhere in the world.

“We are delighted that so many brilliant physicians have discovered the value of partnering with Ovation and are committing their support to our innovative fertility services company,” says Nate Snyder, Ovation’s chief executive officer. “Texas Fertility Center and its partner physicians have been longstanding allies to Ovation, and we are thrilled to welcome two more of TFC’s rising stars into the Ovation Fertility family.”

Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Dr. Hudson is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist as well as a former IVF patient with a uniquely compassionate perspective on fertility care. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and medical degree at Texas A&M University, then went on to Scott & White in Temple, Texas, where she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology before moving on to a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Minnesota’s world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Munch is a San Antonio-based fertility specialist who is also board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She earned her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, and a certificate from the University of Texas School of Public Health. At Baylor College of Medicine, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, then continued her education in fertility care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Drs. Munch and Hudson use the Ovation Fertility San Antonio IVF laboratory for scientific support of all IVF procedures, including embryology and andrology services. Dr. Hudson also serves as the laboratory director of the Ovation Fertility New Braunfels satellite andrology lab.

About Ovation Fertility

Ovation® Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of having a family through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar for IVF treatment, with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance for a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing. Ovation also provides donor eggs that come with a Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm long-term storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation’s vision of a world without infertility at http://www.OvationFertility.com.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Virus Research Spotlighted at HHV-6 Conference, Reports Dr. Leslie Norins of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc.

Evidence indicating human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and related herpesviruses may contribute to the causation of Alzheimer’s disease was presented in late June in a day-long session of the 11th international HHV-6 conference, in Quebec City, reports Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. (AGQ), who attended.

“It was another sign that microbiological agents, including HHV-6, are finally beginning to receive the increased scrutiny in Alzheimer’s disease research they’ve deserved for many years,” says Dr. Norins.

He adds, “The entire spectrum of HHV-6 and its relatives’ involvement in other ‘mystery illnesses’ is also intriguing”. He credits the HHV-6 Foundation, and its co-founder/executive director, Kristin Loomis, with helping to maintain interest in this group of herpesviruses.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Joel Dudley (Mt. Sinai, New York), who reviewed his research on HHV-6 in Alzheimer’s brains, co-authored by Dr. Ben Readhead (Arizona State University) and several others. He also described the possibilities being opened by “big data” analysis of medical records containing multiple items on each patient. Dr. Readhead presented additional findings incriminating herpesviruses in the neuropathology of early Alzheimer’s.

Another featured speaker was Dr. Robert Moir (Harvard), who presented the reasoning and evidence for his concept that the amyloid found in Alzheimer’s brains is not “trash”, but an important product of innate immunity which can entrap harmful viruses and other microorganisms.

Dr. “Mack” Mackiewicz, from NIH’s National Institute on Aging, reminded the audience of researchers that investigating microbial participation in Alzheimer’s disease has now been elevated to a “high-priority topic”, and that grant applications are encouraged, as described in NIA’s NOT-AG-19-012.

AGQ is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Naples, Florida. It is self-funded and does not seek or accept outside donations or grants.

It sponsors two prizes: the “ Million Challenge Award” for the scientist who provides persuasive evidence that a microbial agent causes Alzheimer’s disease, and the “0,000 Challenge Award” for the physician who submits convincing proof that an Alzheimer’s patient has been spontaneously cured, without medical intervention. 

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Trivedi Global, Inc. Announces Research by Alice Branton on Energy Treated B6 Vitamin Which Shows Potential Benefits for Treating Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Alice Branton, today released research results on the beneficial impact of biofield energy treatment on improving physicochemical properties of the water-soluble B-Vitamin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, which can prove to be beneficial for treating B-vitamin related deficiencies.

The preclinical trial shows: 

  • Over 44% alteration of characteristic differentiation peak, change in crystallite size
  • Over 13% increase in surface area
  • Over 24% reduction in latent heat of fusion

These results suggest the potential for the innovation and improvement of more efficient vitamin B6 supplements. Vitamin B6 is essential to protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.

This biofield energy treatment may have the potential to provide beneficial effects on therapeutic response against Vitamin B6 deficiency. Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to peripheral neuropathy, seborrheic dermatitis, glossitis, and cheilosis, and, in adults, depression, confusion, and seizures.

Overall, this biofield energy treated supplement presents a powerful alternative in designing nutraceutical/pharmaceutical formulation to combat vitamin B6 deficiency. It also has the potential to improve B-vitamin and electrolyte absorption in the body. A vitamin B6 deficiency is usually coupled with deficiency in other B vitamins, such as folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12, which can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, sideroblastic anemia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), morning sickness during pregnancy.

The research further suggested that this alternative holistic treatment of pyridoxine hydrochloride, water-soluble B-vitamin supplement not only increases powder flowability but also alters appearance and thermal stability, making it potentially more bioavailable for the body.

Alice Branton provided this Biofield Energy Healing Treatment remotely from the United States, while the test samples were in the research laboratory of Dabur Research Foundation, near New Delhi, India. The Biofield Energy Treatment was administered for 5 minutes through Branton's unique Energy Transmission process, remotely to the test samples under laboratory conditions. In this study, Branton never visited the laboratory in person, nor had any contact with the test item and medium.

About Biofield Energy Treatments 
The National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has recognized and accepted Biofield Energy Healing Treatments as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) health care approach in addition to other therapies, medicines, and practices. CAM therapies have been practiced worldwide with reported clinical benefits in different health disease profiles. Human Biofield Energy has subtle energy that has the capacity to work effectively. This energy can be harnessed and transmitted by the gifted into living and non-living things via the process of a Biofield Energy Healing Treatment or Therapy.

Scientific Publication 
Title: Evaluation of the Effect of the Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment on Physicochemical and Thermal Properties of Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 
Journal: American Journal of Physical Chemistry 
Published: July 12, 2017 
Authors: Alice Branton, Snehasis Jana 
URL: https://www.trivedieffect.com/science/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-the-energy-of-consciousness-healing-treatment-on-physicochemical-and-thermal-properties-of-pyridoxine-hydrochloride/

About Alice Branton 
Alice Branton, CEO, Trivedi Global, Inc., recently spoke on the impact of the Trivedi Effect® at the Entrepreneurship Club of the Harvard Business School, Nasdaq, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola. She also appeared on more than 35 network television news shows in the last year including ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and more. 
https://www.alicebranton.com

About Guruji Mahendra Trivedi & The Trivedi Effect® 
Guruji Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, the founder of the Trivedi Effect®, is on a mission to usher in a new era that integrates science, spirituality, and consciousness to vastly improve the human condition and benefit humanity on a global scale. To date, more than 250,000 people worldwide have benefited from the Trivedi Effect®. His organization, Trivedi Global, Inc., is collaborating with globally renowned product research and development organizations to bring to market proprietary products and therapies in the areas of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and more. 
Dahryn Trivedi is a prodigious spiritual leader, young entrepreneur, and inspiring speaker. Along with Guruji Mahendra Trivedi, she devotes her time to expand and promote awareness about the power and potential of the Trivedi Effect®. She shared her message at NASDAQ and on national media including ABC, NBC, Fox, and CW.

The Trivedi Effect® is an evidence-based phenomenon in which an individual can harness inherently intelligent energy from nature and transmit it to living organisms and non-living materials, anywhere in the world through thought intention, to significantly enhance potency and beneficially alter their characteristics and behaviors through transformation at the atomic, molecular, and cellular levels.

The Trivedi Effect® has been tested, measured, and validated in over 4,000 scientific experiments globally, by world-renowned scientists and research institutes using the rigor of internationally accepted models of scientific research with the most sophisticated technologies available on this planet. Challenging the known frontiers of science, this research has resulted in over 400 publications in major international peer-reviewed scientific journals with over 4,000 citations.

These publications are available in over 4,000 universities internationally including the prestigious Ivy League Universities, as well as, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

http://www.TrivediEffect.com

Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from stated results. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and, accordingly, are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty of such statements. Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations, and orientations regarding the future. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “seem”, “seek”, “future”, “continue”, “appear”, or variations of such words including negative variations thereof, and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results that may, could, would, might or will occur or be taken or achieved.

Media Contacts 
Alice Branton, 
Chief Executive Officer 
Trivedi Global, Inc. 
(702) 907-8864 
pr@trivedieffect.com

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Dr. Daniel Becker Selected to Receive the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Daniel G. Becker, MD, FACS, renowned New Jersey ear, nose, throat, sinus and rhinoplasty specialist, has been chosen by Marquis Who’s Who to receive the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. This high honor has been given in recognition of his professional accomplishments over more than 20 years and his many contributions to society. Less than 5% of the Marquis Who’s Who professionals earn this distinguished international designation. Dr. Becker’s bio and accomplishments will be listed on the organization’s website alongside other recipients.

Dr. Daniel Becker is dual board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is known as a premier ENT and facial plastic surgeon both locally and internationally. Dr. Becker was recognized in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2013-2018 by Best Doctors of America, and in 2014 through 2019 as one of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs. Dr. Becker was also honored to be one of the very few honorees selected to receive a “Top Doctor” designation for rhinoplasty in Philadelphia magazine from 2014-2019.

Professor and ENT Specialist Dr. Becker 
Dr. Becker is the founder and medical director of Becker Ear, Nose and Throat Center with nine locations featuring highly-experienced, internationally-recognized physicians. An award-winning sinus, facial and nasal surgeon, Dr. Becker is also a clinical professor who trains up-and-coming surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Otorhinolaryngology, which is ranked by the US News and World Report as one of the top 10 ENT departments in the country. Dr. Becker specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, general ENT and rhinology services, and he sub-specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and minimally-invasive sinus and nasal treatments like balloon sinuplasty.

Treatments at Becker ENT Bring Comfort and Relief 
Dr. Becker and the physicians at the Becker ENT Center bring comfort and relief to patients who are suffering from problems like GERD, sleep apnea and chronic sinusitis.

Balloon sinuplasty is an in-office treatment that opens blocked sinuses and provides quick, lasting relief. The Becker ENT specialist gently inserts and expands a small balloon in the blocked cavity to reshape the passageway and restore normal drainage.

GERD is the backflow of stomach acids and sometimes ingested food, which causes symptoms like hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, built up mucus and bouts of heartburn. The Becker ENT Center uses the newest technology and safer, more effective treatments to address GERD.

Sleep apnea may cause fatigue even after a full night’s sleep, headaches, trouble with memory, bedwetting, depression, moodiness and unexplained weight gain. Dr. Becker carefully evaluates patients with snoring and sleep breathing issues to determine the cause, which is often due to a deviated septum, long uvula, small jaw, soft palate or hypertrophied tonsils.

The Becker ENT Center employs a staff of award-winning experts offering relief for patients struggling with these and other ENT conditions. Dr. Becker is also renowned for his excellent rhinoplasty results.

Dr. Becker is available for ENT and rhinoplasty consultations at Becker Ear, Nose and Throat Center in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ. Call 856-772-1617 today or visit us online at Becker ENT Center located in Central New Jersey, Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA.

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American Academy of Disaster Medicine Presents Distinguished Service Award

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr., the 17th Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, was recently honored by the American Academy of Disaster Medicine® (AADM®) with its Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. ® (AAPS) held in Orlando, Florida.

General Carlton was recognized for his extensive record of expertise and innovation. According to AADM President, Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM, Dr. Carlton was an advocate for robust readiness and response long before disaster medicine emerged as an identifiable disciple. “As an Airforce medical officer and later as Surgeon General of the Air Force, Dr. Carlton was well known for innovation, forward thinking, and championing preparedness,” said Dr. Cooper.

He conceptualized and implemented the first Air Force rapid-response surgical team in Europe—the flying ambulance surgical trauma team. During Operation Desert Storm, he commanded the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital, completing 32 combat support missions and 140 combat flying hours in the C-21, C-130, KC-10, and KC-135. He is the architect for the current medical war plan which has yielded the best survival in the history of war, resulting in over 10,000 extra alive from wounding in this conflict compared to Vietnam.

September 11, 2001 found General Carlton in the impact zone in the Pentagon, where he assisted in the immediate response to the terrorist attack. Dr. Carlton advocated for robust response capabilities to alleviate pain and suffering from the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. He retired from the Air Force December 1, 2002.

Upon retirement, General Carlton was named Director of the Homeland Security Initiative for the Texas A&M Health Science Center to address homeland security issues related to human health. In this capacity, Dr. Carlton was a prolific spokesperson for enhanced preparedness and response capabilities across the spectrum of healthcare, sharing his expertise in U.S. Senate testimony, on behalf of The Joint Commission, and internationally. After the Joplin, MO, tornado of May 2011, he outlined a master plan for the reconstitution of medical care in Joplin, which was accepted by the Mercy leadership, and enabled them to return to business continuity in 88 days, the previous best being 14 months.

Dr. Carlton is a Fellow and former Air Force governor of the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively in medical literature.

“He continues to be a prominent and forceful voice for the ability to respond to a disaster of any magnitude, said Dr. Cooper. “Dr. Carlton is clearly a visionary leader in this area.”

The American Academy of Disaster Medicine promotes the practice of disaster health care, ensuring that all physicians and allied health professionals are aware and prepared to effectively respond to future disaster – either natural or man-made. AADM is an affiliate Academy of the AAPS, the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). ABPS is a nationally recognized multi-specialty physician certifying organization in the United States, headquartered in Tampa, FL.

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52% of Retirees Spend at Least 6 Per Month on Healthcare Costs, According to New Survey by The Senior Citizens League

A new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) indicates that 52 percent of retirees spend at least 6 per month on healthcare costs. If that doesn’t sound like enough of a challenge, at a time when the average Social Security benefit is about ,400 per month, one-in-five survey participants reported spending ,000 per month or more. The same survey also found that, of those who currently receive Social Security benefits, 48 percent reported that, in 2019, after the deduction of the Medicare Part B premium from their Social Security benefits, they had only or less left over from their annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) boost.

“High Medicare costs and low COLA increases are clearly raising new adequacy issues for today’s retirees,” says Mary Johnson, a Medicare and Social Security policy analyst for The Senior Citizens League.

Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs are the most frequently - cited challenge for adults age 65 and older. “Many people underestimate both the impact healthcare costs will have on their Social Security benefits, and the amount of retirement income and savings they will need in retirement to make up for those rapidly rising costs,” Johnson notes.

In addition to Medicare Part B premiums, there are a considerable number of other costs not covered by traditional Medicare. Most Medicare recipients also have the cost of premiums for additional coverage which can take the form of a Medigap supplement, with a free - standing Part D drug plan, or Medicare Advantage managed care plan with prescription drug coverage. Even with the extra coverage, there can be high deductibles, and out-of-pocket cost requirements which grow each year. Those costs can run into the thousands of dollars each year for the oldest and sickest. Medicare also does not cover routine dental, vision or hearing care, nor is there any coverage at all for most nursing home stays.

Congress is considering a number of bills which would help older Americans with these challenges three primary ways: 

  • Strengthening Social Security income by providing a modest boost in benefits and tying the annual COLA to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) which would better reflect the inflation experienced by older adults. Another bill in Congress would guarantee a minimum COLA increase of at least 3 percent in years when inflation is lower than that.
  • Giving Medicare power to negotiate drug prices to bring down costs. Since 2000, prescription drug costs have increased 253 percent, making it the fastest - growing cost for older Americans. In addition to bills that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, other bills under consideration in Congress would allow the importation of FDA -approved prescription drugs from other countries, like Canada, where prices are lower, and would prohibit deals that delay generics from reaching the market.
  • Improving Medicare coverage by including coverage for dental, vision and hearing services.

The Senior Citizens League is a voice in Congress for Americans concerned about their earned benefits. On the League’s website, older Americans can find opportunities to become better informed, evaluate, and voice opinions on major issues affecting Social Security and Medicare. To learn how to get involved, visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org.

With 1.2 million supporters, The Senior Citizens League is one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups. Its mission is to promote and assist members and supporters, to educate and alert senior citizens about their rights and freedoms as U.S. Citizens, and to protect and defend the benefits senior citizens have earned and paid for. The Senior Citizens League is a proud affiliate of The Retired Enlisted Association. Visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org for more information.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

Healthify Partners with Landmark Health to Address the Social Determinants of Health for 97,000 Patients Nationwide

Healthify and Landmark Health (Landmark) announce a groundbreaking, collaborative partnership to address the social determinants of health (SDoH) for complex, chronic patient populations across 13 states—California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

The partnership marks a significant milestone in Landmark’s mission to deliver comprehensive care to patients wherever and whenever they need it. Healthify’s nationwide coverage and scalable implementation methodology will support Landmark’s ability to meet their patients’ needs as they expand into new cities and states. Landmark joins a growing community of providers who are working closely with Healthify to address SDoH, such as transportation, food, education, employment and housing, in at-risk, vulnerable communities.

“Because our patients are living with multiple chronic conditions, they face higher healthcare needs. To achieve positive health outcomes for this vulnerable population, it is imperative that we go beyond clinical care to meet their social needs,” shared Landmark Chief Behavioral Health Officer Chris Dennis, MD. “By partnering with Healthify, we hope to give our interdisciplinary team the best tool to quickly locate and refer patients to community-based services and improve the well-being of every Landmark patient.”

Through the partnership, Healthify will support Landmark’s SDoH initiatives by implementing access to a nationwide electronic database of more than 426,000 resources. With Healthify, social workers will be able to track the status of those referrals and through a comprehensive reporting dashboard, demonstrate improvements in patient health outcomes as a result of specific SDoH interventions.

With Healthify’s enterprise solutions, Landmark aims to: 

  • Operationalize organizational SDoH strategies in multiple markets across the country
  • Improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care for complex and chronically ill patient populations

 

“Implementing Healthify’s SDoH solutions to support Landmark’s goals is a vital next step in the movement toward value-based care,” shared Healthify CEO and Cofounder Manik Bhat. “Landmark is a key leader in meeting the needs of complex, chronic patient populations across the country and with the announcement of this partnership, Landmark continues to demonstrate their commitment to delivering quality care.”

To learn more about Healthify’s enterprise solutions, please request a demo.

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About Healthify

Healthify solutions enable collaboration between health plans, health systems, government departments and community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health by establishing coordinated networks of community partners. Built for enterprise teams, the Healthify platform supports integrations with EHRs, HIEs and other care management systems to support workflows to screen for social needs, find community services, coordinate referrals, and analyze outcomes and cost. For more information, please visit http://www.healthify.us, or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Landmark

Landmark Health and its affiliated medical groups (Landmark) partner with health plans and delivery systems to bring patient-centric, in-home care to complex and chronically ill populations. The company bears risk for more than 97,000 lives across 13 states. Landmark provides access to care 24/7 to patients and their families. Its value-based model relies on fully-employed, local multidisciplinary care teams to help drive long-term outcomes for patients by bringing medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to individuals, where they reside and when they need it. Landmark is bringing back the house call. Learn more at http://www.landmarkhealth.org.

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Regenerative Medicine of Raynham Celebrates Grand Opening

Dr. Brian Petrie announced today that Regenerative Medicine of Raynham, a stem cell clinic offering state-of-the-art treatment with cutting-edge technology, has opened.

The clinic is offering free informational seminars to those looking for more details about the game-changing healing capabilities of regenerative medicine.

“Using the remarkable cutting-edge technology of stem cell treatments, Regenerative Medicine of Raynham offers an alternative option to repairing tissue, relieving pain and allowing you to live a pain-free life," Dr. Petrie said. “We invite everyone in for a free seminar to learn and ask questions about the powerful healing capabilities of regenerative medicine and how they can work for you.

Before launching Regenerative Medicine of Raynham, Dr. Petrie graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1993 and has been in private practices for over 25 years. In 1986, he was involved in an auto accident and suffered a serious injury to his neck. After undergoing traditional care and rehabilitative exercise, he still had significant symptoms from the injury. Dr. Petrie investigated regenerative medicine and the powerful healing benefits of stem cell procedures. As a result, he is not just the founder of the clinic, but a patient himself.

The clinic offers a wide variety of stem cell injections, including Wharton’s Jelly Allografts, Celltext and Umbilical Cord treatment.

Wharton’s Jelly has the unique ability to provide support in the body as a special tissue that insulates its surrounding structures. Celltext is a less invasive method compared to treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, bone marrow aspiration or adipose tissue extraction.

With Umbilical Cord Products now seen as the gold-standard of regenerative medicine, this stem cell treatment is known for its growth factors, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and more structural proteins.

Those interested can learn more about these methods by choosing from one of the clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Workshop dates. Visit Stemcelltherapyinma.com/#FreeSeminar.

“Whether it’s to return to the activities you enjoy, embrace life with strength and vitality or to reduce your suffering from muscle and joint pain, our team at Regenerative Medicine of Raynham LLC is here to offer advanced non-surgical and drug-free treatments for chronic health conditions utilizing Regenerative Cell therapies,” Dr. Petrie said.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

LycoBiotic – New Powerful Prebiotic with Health Benefits for Gut, Liver and Skin Rejuvenation - Great for Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee

Lycotec Ltd, a Cambridge UK based company, http://www.lycote.com, has just published results of a clinical study on its new prebiotic, LycoBiotic™, which is 1,000 – 4,000 stronger than fibre. For this trial the company used different nutraceutical capsule and chocolate formulations, which were based on a proprietary composition of GA lycopene, specially developed for elderly persons and for those with metabolic syndrome, fatty liver and related conditions. The product was tested on 30 middle-aged patients with moderate obesity and lasted for 4 weeks. The trial was led by a multi-discipline team from three countries, including cardiologists and experts in gut microbiome, skeletal muscle, liver and skin health.

The findings of the team were that a daily intake of this lycopene could specifically, and in a dose-dependent manner, increase the abundance of Bifidobacteria, one of the main probiotics responsible for support of the immune system in the gut. These changes in the microbiome were accompanied by a reduction in markers of inflammation and oxidative damage in the blood, improvement of liver, skeletal muscle parameters and reversal of age-associated changes in skin: 
http://www.lycotec.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Clinical-Study-Prebiotic-Effect-of-Lycopene-and-Dark-Chocolate-on-Gut-Microbiome-with-Systemic-Changes-in-Liver-Metabolism-Skeletal-Muscles-and-Skin-in-Moderately-Obese-Persons.pdf

One of the most striking findings in the trial was that the prebiotic effect of LycoBiotic™ was observed with a daily dose as low as 7 mg of lycopene, whilst for fibre this would be 30 g. This discovery, as stated by Dr Ivan Petyaev, the founder and CEO of Lycotec, opens up new possibilities not only to develop new compact fortified functional bites, treats and snacks but also drink shots or small size beverage products with prebiotic properties. 
Based on proprietary technology, Lycotec has in fact already developed a number of products with LycoBiotic™ such as prebiotic chocolate, prebiotic ice cream and prebiotic milk, which can be added to a cup of tea or coffee without change to their taste.

The company is now looking for investment and partnership to transfer already developed LycoBiotic™ food and beverage prototypes to their industrial production, and to bring to the market these new functional products, set to improve not only gut, liver and skeletal muscle health but also to support and rejuvenate our skin.

For more information please contact: info(at)lycotec.com

Posted in: Food & Beverage,Health & Medicine,Marketing & Sales

United Breast Cancer Foundation Announces 2nd Pennsylvania Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event®

United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) announces an additional Pennsylvania Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event® scheduled for Saturday, July 13th. UBCF is thrilled to return to the “City of Brotherly Love” to support additional women, men and children directly impacted by breast cancer. This second event was added after an overwhelming response to the Tempur-Pedic® Mattress & Pink Bag Event® scheduled for June 15th. News outlets 6 ABC Action News PhiladelphiaNortheast Times and WDEL 101.7ran pieces on the event and several stations plan to cover the event live this Saturday including 6 ABC Action News Philadelphia, NBC 10 Philadelphia and Fox 29 Philadelphia.

UBCF continues to partner with Good360 to provide Tempur-Pedic® mattresses at no cost to breast cancer patients and survivors. The trusted Tempur-Pedic® Mattress brand offers the comfort and support necessary to promote a good night’s sleep, something that is vitally important to the healing process and improving the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. In addition to the Tempur-Pedic® mattresses, UBCF will provide Pink Bags filled with wonderful goodies such as clothing and personal care products from trusted name brands. UBCF anticipates distributing over .5 million in donated items to those in need. This event marks a special milestone for UBCF as the greatest valued event in their history.

The tight-knit Philadelphia and surrounding communities have responded with a resounding “YES” to attending UBCF’s Jun 15th event. UBCF never turns anyone away, therefore, to accommodate hundreds of applicants, UBCF will host a second event on Saturday, July 13th. UBCF will give away twin and queen size mattresses to male and female breast cancer patients, survivors and their children 18 or younger in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. UBCF extends sincere gratitude to Nikomed USA for generously donating their space for the additional event. An application (available online) must be submitted and approved in order to attend and receive items. Applicants do not have to reside in Pennsylvania – people are welcome to travel from surrounding states. For more information please contact 877-822-4287 x 726 or email GIKProgram@ubcf.org.

UBCF’s Executive Director, Ms. Stephanie Mastroianni shared, “My number one priority is to expand the reach and mission of UBCF in service of breast cancer patients and survivors. The overwhelming response and support from the Philadelphia breast cancer community has been truly heart-warming. UBCF’s team is stepping up to meet the needs of the City that Loves You Back. Thanks to the support of the media, we will be back in July to continue the work we started – we’ve got your back!”

The American Cancer Society estimates 12,070 Pennsylvanian women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year. Pennsylvania ranks 11th among the 50 states in the incidence of breast cancer among women, according to the CDC. Early detection is critical to surviving the disease. UBCF encourages women and men to know their bodies and learn the self-breast exam to help recognize any changes. Those in need of a breast screening can find assistance through UBCF’s Breast Screening Program – available to women and men of any age. The program covers all screening technologies including mammography, ultrasound, thermography and MRI.

About UBCF 
UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Combined Federal Campaign #77934. http://www.ubcf.org

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services,U.S

Team FSHD Skyland Trail Launches Its Race Across America (RAAM) this Saturday, June 15

The FSH Society announced today that Team FSHD Skyland Trailwill be embarking on the “world’s toughest bike race,” Race Across America, to raise funds and awareness for muscular dystrophy and mental health. Donations made by supporters will benefit two non-profit organizations: The FSH Society, focused on facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), and Skyland Trail, focused on mental health and suicide prevention.

Pedaling from Oceanside, California, to Annapolis, Maryland, the 8-person team expects to cover more than 450 miles a day and complete the race in fewer than seven days.

Supporters of Team FSHD Skyland Trail have organized events to celebrate the team: 

  • June 13, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 PM a Kickoff Party will be held at Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank, 2002 South Coast Highway, in Oceanside, CA. Guests can register here.
  • June 22, 2019, supporters will greet the team at the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland. Details and updates will be posted on the FSH Society’s event calendar.

 

Team captains and long-time friends George Pollock and Powell Brown joined forces to tackle the grueling, 3,000-mile bicycle race because of their friendship and the shared belief that “the link between mental and physical health is real and critical to whole care.”

Pollock has FSHD, a hereditary muscle disease, but he is able to compete in the long-distance race. The FSH Society focuses on initiatives to accelerate the development of treatments for the disease, which affects around 1 in 8,000 men, women, and children and can lead to severe disability.

Brown was inspired to join Pollock’s RAAM team as co-captain this year on behalf of Skyland Trail, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps people with mental illness thrive through a holistic program of evidence-based psychiatric treatment, integrated medical care, research, and education.

“FSH muscular dystrophy affects me, along with nearly one million others around the world,” Pollock noted. “There may come a time when I cannot pedal a bicycle. Until then, I will continue to ride, and I encourage everyone to enjoy their passions and be ambassadors for our efforts to find a cure.”

“We are raising awareness, helping to erase the stigma associated with mental illness and raising money for education, research, and treatment of these serious disorders which affect so many of our friends, family, and colleagues,” said Brown. “Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 to 24. I am riding to change that.”

Supporters can learn more and donate to Team FSHD Skyland Trail at https://teamfshd.fshsociety.org/raam

The FSH Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the world’s largest research-focused patient advocacy organization for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, its mission is to accelerate the development of research on treatments and a cure; to educate, empower, and activate individuals and families with FSHD; and to increase support for FSHD research and patients through effective engagement of government and private sector organizations. For more information, visit http://www.fshsociety.org and facebook.com/FSHSociety.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization serving adults ages 18 and older. Since 1989, Skyland Trails has served over 3,400 clients. It is a national leader in groundbreaking therapeutic approaches, providing community-based treatment programs for adults across the country. Skyland Trail offers a broad range of services to improve individual mental, physical, and social wellbeing, with innovative treatments that integrate mental, physical, and spiritual health. For more information, visit http://www.skylandtrail.org.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

Acumed Acquires RASL Repair System from Radicle Orthopaedics

Acumed, a leading manufacturer of orthopaedic surgical solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a novel solution to address injury to the scapholunate ligament of the wrist. This area has been identified by surgeons as an area requiring surgical innovation to optimize patient outcomes. Purchased from Radicle Orthopaedics for an undisclosed amount, the RASL (Reduction and Association of the Scaphoid and Lunate) System was designed by Melvin Rosenwasser, MD. The RASL System has been granted 510(k) clearance from the US FDA for both the implant and the proprietary instrumentation.

This solution will complement Acumed’s robust hand and wrist portfolio, which includes numerous wrist plating options and the Acutrak 2® Headless Compression Screw. In particular, it will expand the solutions to our surgeons treating distal radius fractures that present with concomitant injury to the scapholunate ligament. “This acquisition will further strengthen Acumed’s position to deliver compelling and comprehensive solutions to address fractures and associated soft tissue injuries of the hand and wrist,” said Acumed President and CEO Sharon Wolfington. “Acumed will continue to build its portfolio to meet the unmet needs of the fellowship-trained Hand and Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, and Trauma surgeons. We will do this both with organic innovation and with acceleration acquisitions,” stated Jagi Gill, VP/GM of AcuVentures, a subsidiary of Acumed.

Chronic injury to the scapholunate ligament affects approximately 120,000 persons in the U.S. every year. “Scapholunate dissociation is one of the most common types of instability of the wrist. Injury to the associated ligament prevents normal motion and contributes to significant pain. One of the features of the RASL System is to provide precise targeting with the intent to afford a straightforward and reproducible solution to this clinical problem. We are excited to see Acumed deliver to the surgical community this new solution to address a vexing condition,” stated Dr. Rosenwasser.

About Acumed 
Acumed is a global leader in developing innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions to improve patient care. Acumed has three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, with the mission of aiding the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts. Founded in 1988, Acumed is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with offices and a distribution network around the world. For more information, visit http://www.acumed.net

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Adverse Events Linked to Cosmetic Procedures Performed by Non-Physicians

A recent study reveals that the number of unsatisfactory outcomes and injuries in patients receiving cosmetic dermatologic treatments increases significantly when performed by non-physician providers.

The study, “Non-physician Practice of Cosmetic Dermatology: A Patient and Physician Perspective of Outcomes and Adverse Events” was published in the April 2019 issue of “Dermatologic Surgery,” the official journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The study found that due to the increasing interest among consumers for cosmetic procedures – as evidenced by the 2018 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures – non-physicians are meeting this demand in both medical and non-medical settings.

Acknowledging this, the study sought to examine the outcomes of cosmetic procedures performed by both physicians and non-physicians and determine the post-treatment perspectives of patients and physicians. The authors (ASDS members Anthony M. Rossi, MD, Brian P. Hibler, MD, and Lynn A. Drake, MD; and Britney Wilson, BA, MBS) administered internet-based surveys to cosmetic procedure patients and physician members of ASDS.

The top procedures for which respondents used non-physicians were laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. The study found that the majority of procedures by non-physicians took place outside a traditional office setting, such as at a medical spa (“medspa”). Burns and discoloration were the most common events reported from treatments by non-physicians and were found to occur at a higher rate than in those who had procedures performed by physicians.

Although the number of adverse events reported overall was low, the study indicates that it is possible most complications may go unreported by patients, as evidenced by the higher number of complications ASDS members reported treating. Loose regulatory requirements may contribute to a failure to report all adverse events.

As a result of this study, member request and lax regulatory oversight of cosmetic medical procedures, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) developed new model legislation aimed at making medspas safer, Medical Spa Safety Act.

“Our study found that board certification and/or level of licensure is a top factor for patients when choosing a provider for their cosmetic procedure,” said Dr. Rossi. “Patients believe when they go to a medical spa that physicians are on-site and supervising. We believe this legislative model will encourage states to provide medical oversight and inform patients on who is taking of them.”

Dermatologists receive over 12 years of formal and hands-on medical education. ASDSA supports the best possible patient outcomes, which include minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. This study pointed out the most common complications – burns and misplacement of a filler product – occurred when performed by non-physicians, which may reflect deficiencies in autonomy knowledge, injection technique and the selection of appropriate patient cases, according to the study.

“We expect to see a growing number of patients seeking cosmetic procedures and want to ensure their safety in the physician office or medspa,” said Dr. Rossi.

About the Study 
The study was funded in part by an ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant and the ASDS Future Leaders Network.

About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association 
With a membership of 6,400+ physicians, ASDSA is a 501(c) (6) association, dedicated to education and advocacy on behalf of dermatologic surgeons and their patients. For more information, visit asds.net/ASDSA
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Joshua Mansour, MD: 1 of 40 Oncology Rising Stars and Emerging Leaders Under Age 40

Joshua Mansour, M,D. is one of forty of the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals who was recognized during the 2nd annual ‘40 Under 40 in Cancer’ awards event June 1 in Chicago, supported by The Lynx Group™, McGivney Global Advisors, Upstream Partners, and Swim Across America, celebrating the contributions that individuals under the age of 40 are making to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

“Early-career leaders in oncology—clinicians, researchers, businesspeople, advocates—are making an enormous impact on patients and the cancer community, but many of these individuals have not had the opportunity to be widely recognized,” said event spokesperson and cancer survivor Jennifer Hinkel. “40 Under 40 in Cancer is an effort to highlight the contributions of these rising stars.”

“These individuals are tomorrow's driving force in innovation,” added Brian Tyburski, President and CEO, The Lynx Group™. “Their achievements are crucial, well deserved, and should be applauded by all. We’re proud to partner with McGivney Global Advisors, Upstream Partners, and Swim Across America in honoring these 40 individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions within their respective roles in the cancer continuum.”

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Mansour stated, “I am honored to be included in this esteemed group of people. Although awards are sometimes presented individually, these accomplishments are rarely, if ever, done alone. My career thus far has been greatly impacted by several mentors and supporters along the way, in a multitude of different facets of my life. I would not have received this award without them. We all as a team, along with countless institutions and organizations around the world, are working as hard as possible to continue to have an impact and improve upon how we treat and care for our patients.”

Nominations came from across the country and represented the following categories:

Clinical and Patient Care Professional 
Biopharma, Diagnostics, and Devices 
Research, Science, and Technology 
Government, Regulatory, and Payer 
Patient, Advocacy, and Policy.

Winners of the 2019 “40 Under 40 in Cancer” awards were selected by a panel of judges and include the following:

Amanda Kramar, Association of Community Cancer Centers 
Ashley Glode, PharmD, BCOP, University of Colorado–Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Ashton Gatewood, BSN, RN, CPH, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic 
Chelsea Boet, Spectrum Health 
Cory Batenchuk, Verily Life Sciences 
Dan Fredeman, MEM, Daiichi Sankyo 
David Hyman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Deanna Martinez, Strategix, A Division of The Lynx Group 
Gretchen Smythe, Ipsen 
Jenna Patel, Regeneron 
Jennifer Wong, AstraZeneca 
Jeremy Schafer, PharmD, MBA, Precision for Value 
Jesse Dresser, Frier Levitt, LLC 
Jocelyn Longo, RN, BSN, Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Center 
Joshua Mansour, MD, Stanford University 
Justin Birckbichler, Founder, ABSOT (A Ballsy Sense of Tumor) 
Kevin Hays, Savarino Companies, LLC 
Kip Cross, MBA, Gilead Sciences/Kite 
Kristin Marie Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 
Kyle Smith, Check15 
Leticia Iten, MSW, Cancer Resource Center of the Desert 
Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L, Select Medical 
Marc Aron Korobkin, JD, Lacuna Loft 
Matt Hellmann, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Megan May, PharmD, BCOP, Baptist Health Lexington 
Michael Joseph DeLeo III, Southern New Hampshire Health/Foundation Medical Partners 
Monica Bryant, Esq, Triage Cancer 
Nisha Lakhi, MD, FACOG, Richmond University Medical Center 
Quinn Nazarewycz, MSc, QED Therapeutics 
Rachel Murphy-Banks, MA, Tufts Medical Center 
Raiza Torres, Memorial Cancer Institute 
Robert DePriest, Walgreens 
Ryan Becerra, The University of Texas at Austin 
Scot Niglio, MD, MS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Scott Huntington, MD, MPH, MSHP, Yale University 
Sean Rinella, MPH, University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Stephanie A. Fajuri, JD, Cancer Legal Resource Center 
Stephen Rosenberg, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center 
Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT, Kessler Rehabilitation 
Xavier Keutgen, MD, FACS, University of Chicago Medical Center

An earlier version of this story may be found on PRWeb at: https://www.prweb.com/releases/award_celebrates_40_of_oncologys_rising_stars_and_emerging_leaders_under_age_40/prweb16350142.htm

About Joshua Mansour, MD:

Dr. Joshua Mansour is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist working and in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular immunotherapy in Stanford, California. In June 2019 he was a recipient of the ‘40 Under 40 in Cancer’ award. Abstracts, manuscripts and commentaries by Dr. Mansour have been published in more than 100 esteemed journals and media outlets including US News & World Report, Canada Free Press, Today’s Practitioner, Physician’s News, and KevinMD. He has given countless presentations at conferences and other institutions, and he has helped design and implement clinical studies to evaluate current treatment plans, collaborated on grant proposals and multi-institutional retrospective studies that have been published. Recently Joshua Mansour. M.D. was featured on Fox Television. 

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality,U.S

First Luxury CBD Store Debuts Flagship Location In New York City

The 420: An Entertainment Hospitality Company today announced the launch of its first CBD-focused retail concept in Manhattan’s luxury shopping district, SoHo. The 420: A CBD Store will be the first luxury CBD shopping experience in New York City and feature a collection of premium, hand-selected products from top CBD and emerging luxury brands against a backdrop of bespoke art installations.

The 420: A CBD Store will officially open its doors at 145 Greene Street (on the corner of Greene Street and W Houston Street) on June 01st, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Premium CBD products across all categories will be available at The 420: A CBD Store, including medicinal tinctures, topical pain relief, beauty, sex, beverages, and pet products. Established brands include Toast, Lord Jones, Saint Jane, Select, Vertly, Quim Rock, Heirloom, Mark 3 CBD, Bona Vida, Green Roads, Hora, Dr. Kerklaan, Pure Kana, Green Helix, The Good Patch, and Life Elements. Emerging brands include WELIV and Tonic. Pet brands offering lines of pet-friendly treats and tinctures include Bona Vida, Toast, Tonic and Green Helix.

“Over the next several years, our company will be taking a big stake in large-scale, cannabis-related hospitality entertainment across marquee locations throughout the world,” said The 420: An Entertainment Hospitality Company Founder and Chief Executive Officer Robert Frey. “We believe CBD retail is the best place to begin to elevate the consumer experience. The space is ready for a new dimension of immersive luxury retail. We aim to provide the consumer with both established and undiscovered brands plus education through high quality seminars.”

“We are thrilled to launch our first The 420: A CBD Store retail experience in SoHo, with planning already underway for six additional New York City locations in Times Square, Chelsea, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and the Lower East Side,” said Eddie Miller, Co-Founder of The 420: An Entertainment Hospitality Company.

Frey continued, “For new consumers just entering the category, we will provide clarity through education and clear merchandising. We want newbies to enter the CBD fold with confidence. As our The 420: A CBD Store locations roll out through New York City, we intend for our ‘Consciously Curated’ stamp to become the trusted seal of approval for CBD consumers.”

The 420: A CBD Store’s flagship SoHo location was designed by Pinzon/Frey Interiors and features multiple original full-scale art installations commissioned from local artists Lite Brite Neon Studios, Oscar Lett and Christian Plaza. The store’s interior boasts mid-century modern furniture, antiques and modern custom designed fixtures as well as a collection of fantastical finds that were acquired throughout New York City, including retailers like Vander Most Moderne, Olde Good Things and Dobbin St. Vintage Co-op.

The 420: A CBD Store will be open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST. For more information, please visit http://www.the420.com and http://www.instagram.com/the420cbd.

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2019 Health Care Quality and Management Certification (HCQM®) Exam Application Deadline is Approaching

The importance of health care quality management and patient safety continues to be at the forefront of providing medical care. It is essential that health care providers and administrators demonstrate their expertise and commitment to health care quality and safety. According to ABQAURP Chairman of the Board, Dr. Arthur Broder, “Employers adopting HCQM Certification and education for their medical staff allows them to say to outside interests that they have the highest possible standards for their medical team by certifying them through an independent, non-profit organization (ABQAURP) that is dedicated to ensuring health care quality and management.”

In addition to concerns about patient safety, inappropriate services, and unnecessary readmissions, the rising costs of health care and its impact on families and business all solidify the need for Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification.

Validate your expertise with a certification that demonstrates knowledge and commitment to safety, health care quality, and effective care. HCQM Certification is a definitive benchmark of achievement signifying a higher level of proficiency; and is the only health care quality and management certification administered through the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).

Teri Treiger, RN-BC, CHCQM-CM, CCM, ABQAURP Diplomate and Principal at Ascent Care Management, explains, “It is essential that health care professionals take a broad view of health care delivery. The ABQAURP CHCQM credential represents a pledge to health care quality first and foremost. The individual that successfully undergoes the rigorous application and testing process personifies the ‘best in class’ mentality that is so desperately needed to meet the challenges presented by the business of health care today.”

ABQAURP continues to deliver the highest quality certification process, bringing examinees a certification based on definable standards upheld by knowledgeable experts.

Dr. Genoveva Prieto, ABQAURP Diplomate and practicing Neonatologist, further supports this stating, "There is a sense of trust from other healthcare professionals...it means the qualification obtained adheres to the standards and ethics of a professional board. Certification with ABQAURP exemplifies expertise, dedication and commitment to quality and safety. I am honored to be a Diplomate of this prestigious organization."

Health care leaders can enhance their HCQM credential with additional sub-specialty certificationsin the following categories:

-Case Management 
-Managed Care 
-Patient Safety / Risk Management 
-Physician Advisor (Physicians Only) 
-Transitions of Care 
-Workers' Compensation

The HCQM Examination and Physician Advisor Sub-Specialty are endorsed by the American College of Physician Advisors.

Dr. Charles Locke, President of the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA), Senior Physician Advisor for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and ABQAURP Diplomate states, "I found the HCQM Certification with Physician Advisor sub-specialty to be invaluable in my development as a physician advisor. The certification process helped broaden and solidify my knowledge in so many areas including health care quality metrics, payer models, and the role of case management."

Prepare now for the 2019 HCQM Examination! Now accepting applications for the HCQM Test Window that will be open from August 15 through October 15, 2019. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to qualify for this year’s exam.

Visit the ABQAURP website at: https://www.abqaurp.org/Certification or call (800) 998-6030 to learn how HCQM Certification can validate your experience and set you apart from the rest!

“National Board of Medical Examiners®” and “NBME®” are registered trademarks of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

About ABQAURP 
Celebrating the 42nd year of excellence in Health Care Quality Management and Patient Safety, ABQAURP is a premier professional association providing Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) certification, ACCME-accredited continuing medical education, and membership to health care professionals worldwide. Learn more at: http://www.abqaurp.org.

About the ABQAURP and ACPA Alliance 
ABQAURP and ACPA formed the alliance to offer the first Physician Advisor sub-specialty for the HCQM certification. HCQM Certification and the physician advisor sub-specialty align with ACPA’s mission to promote and expand the prominent role of the Physician Advisor in today’s rapidly changing health care environment through education, certification, mentorship, and collaboration; as well as ABQAURP’s mission to improve the overall quality of health care provided to the public.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Joins Forces with AdventHealth to Expand Cancer Care in the Tampa Bay Region

Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth are working together to open an outpatient cancer center on the campus of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel in Pasco County.

“We strive to provide world-class cancer care close to where people live and work,” said Alan F. List, MD, president and chief executive officer of Moffitt Cancer Center. “Expanding Moffitt’s brand of oncology care, treatment and research in Pasco County helps us accomplish this goal. Moffitt also is responding to the growing incidence of cancer in Florida, as the state’s population continues to grow and age.”

The new Moffitt outpatient center at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel will provide medical and radiation oncology services and is designed to accommodate 20 exam rooms, 22 infusion stations and two linear accelerators. Cancer screenings and survivorship programs geared toward patients who are post-treatment and in remission will also be available.

“This is just the beginning of our partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center and our joint commitment to finding new ways to bring innovative cancer care to the Pasco community. Our partnership allows us to strengthen our network of care by expanding the type of health care services we can provide to our communities and gives cancer patients greater access to the country’s leading-edge research, clinical trials and cancer treatments at Moffitt,” said Mike Schultz, President & CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division.

Moffitt’s outpatient center at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is expected to open in the fall of 2020.

About Moffitt Cancer Center 
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of .5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital West Florida Division) The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth.

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Embark Behavioral Health Creates New Company Focused on Lowering the Stigma and Increasing the Awareness of Adolescent Mental Health

Embark Behavioral Health announced today that Vive Family Support Programs and Potomac Pathways are joining forces to turn the tide in the rising rates of adolescent anxiety, depression and suicide. The new company will be called Potomac Programs and signifies Embark’s commitment to community, outpatient, and home-based care. Potomac’s national services will intervene earlier in the treatment process in order to lower healthcare costs and heal families.

According to Embark’s CEO Alex Stavros, “If we are going to tackle the Big Empathetic Hairy Audacious Goal (BEHAG), we believe high quality, short-term, high intensive and innovative adolescent care should assume a larger role in behavioral health. We are designing centers of excellence in major metro areas across the country that provide best-in-class, convenient and insurance reimbursed experiences for young people and their families."

The move combines the former Vive Family Services (with community based services in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco) with Potomac Pathways’ IOP and PHP programs in Washington, DC. Stavros went on to say, “We believe this move better positions the organization to take on the growing epidemic of adolescent behavioral health problems in this country. It’s no longer acceptable to sit back and hope that things get better. This movement requires new, bold initiatives and creative partnerships that get at the root of these problems. We can’t do this alone. It requires us to collaborate and problem solve with insurance companies, federal and state agencies, as well as, community providers, leaders and stakeholders. We need to provide a comprehensive continuum of cutting edge behavioral health services to all of our communities. This is a national problem. We believe that by creating access that educates and prevents, and by intervening lower in the continuum of care, we will help lower the stigma and increase awareness. Ultimately, we will, together, tackle this BEHAG.”

About Embark Behavioral Health 
Embark is one of the nation’s largest, longest running, and most innovative and respected family behavioral health provider that is focused only on serving preteens, teens, young adults and their families. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and operates 18 programs in 13 states. Their first program began services 25 years ago. Embark has a proven, internationally validated outcomes platform, the industry’s highest quality of care and safety standards, and a unique and complimentary continuum of programs. Embark is comprised of four highly regarded and recognized companies including: Calo Programs, Innerchange Programs, New Vision Wilderness Programs and Potomac Programs. Embark’s mission is to drive adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicide from the all-time highs of today to all-time lows by 2028. To learn more about Embark go to http://www.embarkbh.com. To learn more about Potomac Programs go to; http://www.potomacprograms.com.

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Brain Sentinel Diagnostic Services LLC Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for the SPEAC System

Brain Sentinel Diagnostic Services LLC announced that it has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. Brain Sentinel Diagnostic Services is an independent diagnostic testing facility that provides the SPEAC® System. The new multi-year contract began in April 2019 and is based on a recommendation of the SPEAC System by clinical experts in this category who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils. Vizient awards Innovative Technology contracts for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care and reduce the risk of harm to patients or providers, while simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety.

The SPEAC System is a FDA cleared, first-of-its-kind, monitoring system advancing surface electromyography (sEMG) as a biomarker for seizures with a positive motor component. The technology monitors patients via a lightweight, wireless monitor worn on the belly of the biceps to continuously record, analyze, and report sEMG signals of motor events. The continuous objective, physiological signal-based data captured by the SPEAC System may assist providers with diagnostic decisions for their patients.

Additionally, the System will alarm to alert caregivers of sEMG signals that may be associated with generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures, the most dangerous seizure type. In a clinically validated, published study, the SPEAC System’s GTC seizure detection algorithm demonstrated equivalent sensitivity with the gold standard, video EEG, in detecting GTC seizures.

The struggle to gain control over seizures is real for patients with refractory seizure disorders. It can be difficult for physicians to obtain quantitative seizure data from a home environment. Harnessing continuous sEMG data coupled with in-depth event analysis, audio-recordings of alarmed events, and seizure alerting allows patients to “speak” to their providers in a way not possible before. The SPEAC System’s wireless sEMG Monitor is typically worn for months at a time, increasing the likelihood of capturing seizure events and improving diagnostic yield for physician review. “The SPEAC sEMG Monitor can be worn by the patient for much longer periods of time than what current inpatient and ambulatory seizure diagnostic technologies offer today,” said Chris Fashek, CEO of Brain Sentinel. “The SPEAC System fits seamlessly in the diagnostic pathway for people living with epilepsy.”

The SPEAC System is used in acute care facilities to record sEMG data for physician’s review. Simultaneously it can alert nurses within an average of 5.3 seconds from the onset of a GTC seizure [Halford, 2017], a life-threatening event that can go unnoticed even by specially trained staff [Malloy, 2018]. The SPEAC System/Monitor may continuously capture important diagnostic data to inform clinicians about seizure events while the patient is admitted to a med-surg unit, cardiac care unit, Emergency Department, and even in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

At the end of each SPEAC prescription period, a clinical impressions report, prepared by an ABPN-Certified Epileptologist, is delivered to the referring physician. The summary report of physiological data gathered over an extended time frame is yet another tool for physicians to help guide therapeutic decision-making, prioritize surgical candidacy, and confirm efficacy of a prescribed treatment plan.

The SPEAC System may also be used for continued outpatient monitoring where the diagnostic data may be helpful to help prioritize high value epilepsy surgery candidates, to evaluate post-craniotomy patients to ensure seizure freedom, and to foster prompt post-discharge follow-up, enabling the physician to identify potential problems that could lead to readmission or other complications.

“We are excited and thrilled the SPEAC System has been designated by Vizient as an Innovative Technology,” said Fashek. “We aim to help Vizient members better serve their patient population suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy and raise the standard of seizure care that leads to improved patient outcomes.”

“Hospitals and providers are continuously looking for innovative solutions that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization’s care delivery and business model,” said Debbie Archer, Director of Procurement and leader of the Vizient Innovative Technology program for suppliers. “After a full review of the SPEAC System, Vizient’s member council agreed this solution offers an incremental benefit over other products and recommended it for an innovative technology contract.”

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately 0 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.

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Brain Sentinel Diagnostic Services LLC is a privately held Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility based in San Antonio, Texas specializing in robust and reliable diagnostic monitoring for patients living with seizure disorders. The company provides the FDA De Novo cleared SPEAC® System: The Sensing, Portable sEMG, Analysis and Characterization System. The SPEAC System is the first non-EEG, physiological signal-based epilepsy monitoring and alerting system available by prescription. The company is accredited/certified by The Joint Commission and is focused on delivering world class service for patients, caregivers, and providers.

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This NJ Top Dentist Believes Communication Is Crucial Between Doctor & Patient

At Stiles Dental Care, founder and NJ Top Dentist, Dr. William H. Stiles leads his practice by following the Golden Rule of Dentistry: form a trusting, long-lasting relationship with each patient. By following this rule, Dr. Stiles is able to change a patient’s life by creating the smiles of their dreams. This is what pushes him to provide top rated services at each appointment.

“While it’s important for dentists to listen to patients to understand what’s desired, it’s equally crucial for patients to listen to their dentists so they understand what options are being suggested,” says Dr. Stiles. “This attention to detail creates an appealing smile and great results.”

His Medford, New Jersey based practice is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including a CEREC machine, which is the latest 3D innovation providing single-visit crowns, inlays, and onlays.

“This one-appointment CEREC crown means no messy impressions, no temporary crown, no second injections, and less time in the dental chair,” Dr. Stiles explains.

To stay abreast of emerging technologies, Dr. Stiles has completed more than one thousand hours of continuing education courses at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions such as Spear Education, Dawson Academy, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Stiles says, “We want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves on providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.”

To learn more about this NJ Top Dentist and Stiles Dental Care, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-dentists/williamstilesdmd/.

About Us 
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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Two Ovation IVF Patients to Travel to Washington D.C. for RESOLVE Advocacy Day

Ovation® Fertility, in collaboration with its partner physicians at Texas Fertility Center and Fertility Answers in Louisiana, has selected two IVF patients to receive the 2019 Advocacy Day Grant. This grant ensures that the fertility patient perspective will be represented on Capitol Hill by covering the cost of their travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators on RESOLVE Advocacy Day, May 15-16, 2019.

Advocacy Day, organized by RESOLVE in partnership with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), brings the infertility community together to talk to members of Congress about important issues, such as increased access to family-building options and financial relief.

“When our lawmakers develop legislation that affects fertility care, no opinion carries more weight than that of the women and men who need advanced assisted reproductive technology to grow their families,” says Nate Snyder, Ovation’s chief executive officer. “Ovation is proud to partner with some of America’s top fertility specialists to ensure that our IVF patients’ voices are heard on Capitol Hill.”

To apply for the grant, which covers expenses for each patient and a guest, applicants submitted their fertility stories in written, video or photo collage format. The grant winners were selected by an independent, 12-person committee, and all entries will be carried by the Ovation delegation to be passed along to legislators.

Brittany Beckendorf was selected to receive the Texas Fertility Center Advocacy Day Grant. She will attend a day of lobbying workshops with Kaylen Silverberg MD, TFC’s medical director, who will accompany her in her meetings with Congressional representatives. Beckendorf was chosen to receive the grant after sharing her story about using IVF to overcome polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, and give birth to a healthy baby boy.

“I have been able to conceive naturally once in 2009, and that was it,” Beckendorf says. “Lawmakers need to know that our bodies aren't just well-oiled machines. Things change and can break. It's hard for someone who can conceive naturally to understand this, but I think that putting a face with the issue makes this all the more real. This is not a one-size-fits-all process; every person with infertility takes a different path to conception. More injections, more medicine, more blood draws, and multiple implantation attempts. It's important for people to see the toll it takes on you, not only financially, but physically and mentally. The more we talk about it, the more aware people become, and real, honest discussions can occur.”

The Fertility Answers Advocacy Day Grant recipient, Hannah Beck, is currently undergoing IVF with husband Jonathan in an effort to conceive their first child. To overcome her PCOS, insulin-resistance and extensive endometriosis, Hannah was forced to switch careers to get insurance coverage for the fertility care she needs. Beck will accompany Fertility Answers’ Medical Director, John Storment, M.D. to share her perspective on changes needed in legislation affecting fertility care.

“Infertility is a medical issue that affects so many, but most cannot afford to treat it,” Beck says. “The fertility medications cost a large sum, and even with medical insurance, they are rarely covered. Many insurance policies do not offer any assistance with paying for fertility treatments, and that standard needs to change. My infertility story is similar to so many others, and it is my passion to advocate for myself and for those who have dreams of starting a family, but are financially unable to do so.”

About Ovation® Fertility

Ovation Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of live birth through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar for IVF treatment, with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance for a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing. Ovation also provides donor eggs that come with the world’s first Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm long-term storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation’s vision of a world without infertility at http://www.OvationFertility.com.

About Texas Fertility Center

Texas Fertility Center (TFC), one of the nation’s leading full-service infertility practices, provides advanced infertility and reproductive endocrinology services to patients throughout Texas, the southwestern United States and the Americas. For more information, please visit http://www.txfertility.com.

About Fertility Answers

Established in 2002, Fertility Answers is dedicated to helping couples build families throughout Louisiana with innovative treatment focused on infertility and reproductive disorders. Fertility Answers offers comprehensive reproductive services, including egg freezing, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), ovulation induction, fibroid removal, PCOS treatment, pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis, endometrial ablation and tubal reversal surgery. With locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Fertility Answers strives to provide the highest quality fertility healthcare in a caring environment. For more information, visit http://www.fertilityanswers.com.

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Slone Partners, Where People Are Our Science®, Places Richard Wenstrup, M.D., As Chief Medical Officer At Epic Sciences, Inc.

Slone Partners, North America’s leading executive search firm for life sciences and diagnostics companies, announces the placement of Richard Wenstrup, M.D., at Epic Sciences, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Wenstrup leads clinical development, regulatory and medical affairs strategies, and is responsible for advancing the company's clinical research and product development pipeline. Based at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, he reports directly to CEO Lloyd Sanders.

Epic Sciences develops novel diagnostics to improve and personalize the treatment and management of cancer with a mission to extend patient lives. The company’s goal is to offer greater clarity for doctors to make correct decisions for patients at pivotal points in treating that cancer, and to rapidly pivot away from therapies that are no longer clinically effective. Currently working with 65 top pharmaceutical partners and 45 academic cancer hospitals, including the National Cancer Institute, Epic Sciences’ technology is being used in over 200 clinical trials and has tested over 80,000 patient samples. Utilizing this rare-cell detection engine technology, the company has the world’s leading pipeline of personalized, predictive and proven tests to guide therapy selection across the most impactful drug classes in oncology. For example, Epic Sciences has partnered with Genomic Health to commercialize the first predictive liquid biopsy test for prostate cancer. The company is building a strong pipeline of additional tests for other cancer indications.

Dr. Wenstrup has 25 years of clinical leadership experience in oncology, genetics and pharmacogenomics. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Oxford Immunotec, Inc., where he oversaw research and development, product development, regulatory, and medical & clinical affairs. From 2006-2017, Dr. Wenstrup served as Chief Medical Officer for Myriad Genetics, Inc. where he built and led the clinical and medical affairs team to support a multi-fold increase in revenue during his tenure. He was actively involved in the company's product development, M&A and in-licensing activities. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Wenstrup was the founding director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and co-founder of Assurex Health, Inc., now a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc. Before joining industry, he served as a tenured Professor of Pediatrics in Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and as a tenured Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned his medical degree.

Says Slone Partners President Tara Kochis-Stach, “Dr. Wenstrup’s decades-long experience in oncology leadership and clinical work will add substantial value to Epic Sciences in developing exciting new diagnostic tests that advance the mission of precision medicine.”

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, 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 EPIC SCIENCES 
Epic Sciences, Inc. is developing novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer. Epic Sciences' mission is to enable the rapid and non-invasive detection of genetic and molecular changes in cancer throughout a patient's journey. The company was founded on a powerful platform to identify and characterize rare cells, including circulating tumor cells. Epic Sciences No Cell Left Behind® technology helps match patients to therapies and monitor for drug resistance, so that the best treatment path can be chosen at every clinical decision point. Epic Sciences has partnered with Genomic Health to commercialize the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test, which helps with therapeutic decisions between taxane chemotherapy or androgen-directed therapeutics in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Today, Epic Sciences partners with leading pharmaceutical companies and major cancer centers around the world. Epic Sciences' goal is to increase the success rate of cancer drugs in clinical trials and improve patient outcomes by providing physicians real-time information to guide treatment choices. Epic Sciences is headquartered in San Diego. Further information is available on the Company's website http://www.epicsciences.com.

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Dr. Jin Y. Kim, Board-Certified Periodontist, Offers Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement for Orange, Calif.

Board-certified periodontist, Dr. Jin Y. Kim, welcomes those with tooth loss in Orange, Calif. to explore the long-term and natural-looking tooth replacement, dental implants. Dental implants are now considered the gold standard in tooth replacements because they can restore complete function and aesthetics while also lasting 20 years or longer with proper care.

Dental implants include a post that is surgically placed into the bone as well as a custom-made crown that fits on top. Using advanced equipment, Dr. Kim precisely places each implant post exactly where it will be most successful long-term. In order to ensure patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatment, Dr. Kim also offers custom sedation dentistry at both of his practice locations in Diamond Bar and West Garden Grove, Calif.

After placement, dental implants offer a success rate of more than 95 percent. Because they inspire healthy bone growth like a natural tooth root, they help maintain the integrity of the jawbone as well as avoid changes in facial shape common in those with dentures and bridges. Dr. Kim places both single dental implants and full arch dental implants as needed.

Throughout his esteemed career as a leading periodontist, Dr. Kim has spent considerable time learning the most leading-edge techniques in dentistry. He is also in the rare position of being dual board-certified by both the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. In addition to his focus on restorative dentistry, Dr. Kim also offers a wide range of other periodontal services such as laser gum therapy and minimally invasive gum recession treatment.

Those who have at least one missing tooth, or are missing a row of teeth, are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim for an appointment to discuss receiving advanced dental implants in Orange, Calif. Self-referrals and self-payments are welcome. His Diamond Bar, Calif, practice can be reached by calling 909-860-9222, and his West Garden Grove, Calif, office is available at 714-898-8757.

About the Periodontist

Dr. Jin Y. Kim is a periodontist dedicated to providing personalized dental care in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, Calif. Dr. Kim attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry before furthering his education with an advanced degree in pathology from the Medical School of the same University. Dr. Kim completed a periodontics and implant surgery residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and was also inducted to be a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists and earned Fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim lectures and holds faculty positions at a number of universities including UCLA School of Dentistry and abroad. He has spoken at no less than 36 different countries across the globe as well as national and international academic and clinical associations and universities including the International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. To learn more about Dr. Jin Kim and the services he offers, visit his website at http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.

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Tenex Health Announces 510(k) US FDA Clearance for TX®-Bone to Help Patients Restore Musculoskeletal Function Without Invasive Surgery

Tenex Health, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical technology company providing healthcare professionals with minimally invasive technologies to treat chronic pain in soft and hard tissue, received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commercialize the newest addition to its growing Tenex Health TX® System family, TX-Bone.

TX-Bone is a minimally invasive technology, specifically designed for healthcare professionals to remove pain-causing bone and calcific tissue, thereby helping patients restore musculoskeletal function.

The technology is specifically designed to be used through a small incision, using a very simple, ultrasound or palpation guided technique. This distinctive combination allows physicians to identify and simultaneously perform selective cutting and debriding of pain-generating bone and calcific tissue, with optimized ultrasonic energy.

“FDA clearance for Tenex Health’s new product, TX-Bone, represents a major advancement in the management of patients with tendinopathy, including those who suffer from bony spurs,” said Bernard Morrey, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. “TX-Bone is extremely efficient for treating soft tissue, but also very effective at removing pain-causing bone and calcific tissue. The data that we have obtained suggests that these additional capabilities have the same benefits and safety of Tenex Health’s other minimally invasive technologies.”

TX-Bone was designed to easily remove painful bone (spur and osteophyte formations) and calcific tissue. Applications include rotator cuff, triceps, the gluteus/trochanteric region, Achilles tendon insertion, Haglund’s deformity, and plantar fascia insertion spurs.

To date, Tenex Health’s TX technology has successfully been used in over 90,000 cases.

Tenex Health will be showcasing its full portfolio of products, including TX-Bone, at the upcoming AOSSM meeting in Boston, MA, July 11-14, 2019 at Booth #330.

About Tenex Health

Tenex Health, Inc. is a privately held medical technology company, focused on delivering healthier and more pain-free lifestyles for active patients. We are able to achieve this by providing healthcare professionals with a cutting edge, minimally invasive technology that eliminates chronic tendon pain, precisely targeting and removing damaged tissue, without the need for conventional surgery. For more information regarding Tenex Health, please visit http://www.tenexhealth.com.

“TENEX HEALTH® and TENEX HEALTH TX®” are registered trademarks of Tenex Health, Inc.

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IntraOp® Announces First Patient Enrolled in PACER Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

IntraOp Medical Corporation announced today the enrollment of the first patient in the PACER (Pancreatic AdenoCarcinoma with Electron intraoperative Radiation therapy) Trial: A Phase II study of electron beam intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) following chemoradiation in patients with pancreatic cancer with vascular involvement.

In the U.S, over 55,000 patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year. The one-year survival rate is around 20% and the five-year is less than 10%. Approximately 30-40% of those patients are diagnosed with borderline-resectable or locally advanced unresectable disease

The PACER Trial is a multi-center prospective clinical trial led by Principal Investigator Theodore S. Hong, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital. It will explore the clinical benefits of delivering IORT in patients who’ve been diagnosed with borderline-resectable and locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer and have undergone intensive neoadjuvant therapy including FOLFIRNOX and chemoradiation.

The primary objective of PACER is to evaluate the rate of overall survival at two years in patients with either borderline or locally advanced pancreatic cancer who receive electron beam IORT following chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Secondary objectives include progression-free survival (PFS), local control, and toxicity.

Retrospective analysis of Mass General Hospital’s data has indicated that intensive neoadjuvant treatment followed by electron beam IORT was associated with improved median survival rates. This is despite the fact that patients only received IORT in the setting of either a close/positive margins or unresectable disease without increasing the rate of serious toxicity or surgical complications. This data motivated the PACER trial.

“Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly cancers. With only modest improvements in patient outcomes over the past decades; a paradigm shift is clearly needed in the management of localized pancreatic cancer.” said Theodore Hong, MD., Director of Gastrointestinal Service, Department of Radiation Oncology at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. “Our single institution experience has indicated promising results. We look forward to having more leading institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, University of North Carolina, UC Irvine, and Ohio State University join this trial and explore the potential benefits of adding IORT into their clinical practice.”

The PACER trial is the first prospective, multi-institutional study to deliver ablative doses of intraoperative radiation to pancreatic cancer patients. It aims to enroll 200 participants with borderline-resectable or locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer.

“We are proud to be a collaborator for the PACER Trial to accelerate and expand the clinical evidence supporting the role of electron beam IORT in successfully treating pancreatic cancer,” said Derek T. DeScioli, Chief Executive Officer of IntraOp Medical Corporation. “This trial demonstrates the power in bringing radiation therapy into the operating room. Essentially, we are enabling institutions to provide their patients with real-time multidisciplinary care and thereby unlocking potential treatment options that have not been widely available historically.”

About IntraOp Medical Corporation 
IntraOp® is the leading innovator of electron radiation devices for treating cancer as an adjunct to invasive surgical procedures. As the developer and manufacturer of Mobetron®, IntraOp pioneered the world’s first portable, self-shielded LINAC used for electron-based Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Over 20,000 patients in 16 countries have benefited from Mobetron IORT. Based in Sunnyvale, California, IntraOp is a cancer care company uniting radiation and surgical oncology in the fight against cancer. For more information please visit https://intraop.com

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The Dentists, LLC has Been Named a NJ Top Dentist Practice for 2019

NJ Top Dentists is proud to present Georgette Bennardo-Meggelin, DDS and Aliza E. Staiman, DDS of The Dentists, LLC for 2019. Dr. Bennardo-Meggelin and Dr. Staiman provide exceptional dentistry at their Teaneck-based practice.

“We are committed to making our patients’ treatment comfortable and enjoyable. We take pride in our professionalism, the gentleness of our care and the friendliness of our staff,” they say. “It is our objective to place our patients first and foremost.”

Patients who visit The Dentists, LLC receive a variety of tailored treatments, including routine examinations, routine cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, oral cancer screenings, and VELscope screenings.

Drs. Georgette Bernardo-Meggelin and Aliza E. Staiman both consider it a privilege and a pleasure to have the opportunity to restore patients to their optimal dental health.

To learn more about these NJ Top Dentists, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-dentists/dr-georgette-bennardo-meggelin/

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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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Texas Fertility Center Announces 2019 Recipient of RESOLVE Advocacy Day Grant

Texas Fertility Center (TFC) is proud to announce Brittany Beckendorf is the 2019 recipient of the Advocacy Day grant. She received the grant after submitting her moving story about overcoming polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis to give birth to a healthy baby boy.

As the recipient, this TFC patient and a guest will be able to attend RESOLVE Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., on May 15-16.

The grant, which Ovation® Fertility co-sponsored, required applicants to submit their fertility story in written, video or photo collage format. To make the final selection, an independent, 12-person panel with a background in infertility reviewed all the submissions.

Brittany will attend RESOLVE Advocacy Day 2019 with a Texas Fertility Center doctor

Brittany and her guest will attend RESOLVE Advocacy Day with Kaylen Silverberg MD, the medical director of TFC. Dr. Silverberg, who regularly attends this annual event, is renowned for being a champion of accessible fertility care. He believes that it is important for fertility specialists to do their part to change the way our country views infertility.

According to Dr. Silverberg, “We received a wonderful response to our request for Advocacy Day grant submissions. Each hopeful parent has a unique story to share about infertility. We can only provide one grant, but we can share the stories of all applicants in a different way. Brittany and I will bring their stories to share with the Texas Congressional delegation.”

During her trip to Washington, D.C., Brittany and her guest will attend lobbying workshops. Dr. Silverberg and other experienced advocates will lead these classes to teach attendees how to effectively lobby. After the training, Brittany and the other attendees will represent the infertility community and speak to members of Congress.

“We firmly believe that every fertility patient has a story to tell. Texas Fertility Center is honored to give another deserving patient the chance to share her story on Capitol Hill for the benefit of all infertility patients,” Dr. Silverberg said.

Read Brittany's story here

Last year’s RESOLVE Advocacy Day grant recipient was Erin Steward, also a TFC patient. Her story about struggling to conceive her daughter and her efforts to have a second child secured her place as the 2018 grant recipient.

About Texas Fertility Center

Texas Fertility Center (TFC), one of the natioAn’s leading full-service infertility practices, provides advanced infertility and reproductive endocrinology services to patients throughout Texas, the southwestern United States and the Americas. Since 1980, TFC has been recognized nationally and internationally for outstanding pregnancy rates, leading-edge laboratory procedures and innovative research programs. For more information, please visit http://www.txfertility.com.

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Casenet Integrates with Change Healthcare's InterQual Connect

Casenet® LLC, a population health company, is launching an integration with Change Healthcare’s InterQual Connect™ that enables providers and payers to access evidence-based content to streamline authorization requests and facilitate utilization review.

InterQual Connect is a cloud-based medical review and connectivity solution that automates prior authorizations where medical review is required. The integration enables providers to review InterQual® clinical criteria and submit authorization requests to payers using TruCare ProAuth, Casenet’s authorization prescreening, submission, and tracking technology solution. Payers can view the authorization request immediately and approve or deny the request in Casenet’s care management platform, TruCare. In addition, payers can accelerate the approval process by automating business and clinical rules using InterQual Connect’s criteria, eliminating manual review and providing a real-time decision to providers.

Integration with InterQual Connect provides an easy, step-by-step process that enables providers to quickly document and share information with payers to support their authorization requests. Payers can view authorization requests in real time, access InterQual clinical criteria to confirm medical necessity, and make utilization decisions. Providers are notified about authorization decisions immediately via TruCare ProAuth.

“Health plans and providers need to collaborate on overall patient outcomes using evidence-based clinical decision support. The InterQual Connect integration with both the TruCare care management platform and TruCare ProAuth enables healthcare organizations to collaborate effectively and in their desired workflow”, says Nilo Mehrabian, Vice President of Product Management, Decision Support at Change Healthcare. “We are pleased to partner with Casenet as they fully leverage InterQual Connect authorization connectivity and medical review services to address automation of authorizations requiring medical review.”

“Casenet’s integration with InterQual Connect solves the problems with manual data entry, back-and-forth faxes, and follow-up calls that have hampered the authorization process,” said Peter Masanotti, CEO of Casenet. “Now we can open up communication channels between physicians and care managers, creating opportunities to automate the prior authorization process and streamline utilization management to support value-based care initiatives.”

About Casenet, LLC 
Casenet provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise care management software and services solutions for commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, TPA, provider/ACO and specialty provider organizations that have multiple lines of business and that require comprehensive configurations for each member population. Healthcare organizations rely on Casenet’s population health management solutions to improve care coordination and the quality and delivery of care through enhanced case, disease, utilization, and home and community-based services management. Casenet solutions enable organizations to adapt quickly to changing market and regulatory dynamics, and to identify and target populations having unique risk characteristics with specific care management programs— taking the first step toward better individual health and total population health management. For more information, visit http://www.casenetllc.com.

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PracticeLink Magazine to Sponsor PracticeLink Live! Cleveland – a Free Physician Career Fair April 25, 2019

According to ACGME, the state of Ohio has the sixth-largest number of residents with more than 5,617 residents and 1,297 fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The 262 specialty programs and 324 subspecialty programs rank Ohio sixth-largest in the nation. Cleveland area institutions, such as Lake Region Healthcare, Summa Health System and The Toledo Clinic will exhibit at the career fair alongside other regional and national organizations.

Both the career fair and seminar are open to residents and fellows as well as practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The casual, family-friendly environment provides a chance for physicians and advanced practitioners to connect with recruiters and find the best fit for their first, or next practice. Premium food and drinks, along with parking, are available at no charge. Pre-register for the event to receive a Amazon.com eGift Card at the door.

Eighteen hiring organizations with local job opportunities as well as organizations specifically seeking physicians for regional and nationwide opportunities will take part in the event. Featured organizations include Cleveland Clinic, Wilson Health and Lake Health. Visit our website for a complete list of participating organizations.

PracticeLink Live! Cleveland takes place at The Tudor Arms by Doubletree on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The career fair begins at 5:00 p.m. and continues until 8:00 p.m. The optional job-search seminar begins at 6:30 p.m.

Visit https://info.practicelink.com/2019-practicelinklive-cleveland for more information or to register for this free event. For specific questions, contact Sarah Griffin at Sarah.Griffin@PracticeLink.com or call 800-776-8383.

About PracticeLink: PracticeLink.com is the most widely used online physician job bank. More than 20,000 physicians and advanced practitioners register with PracticeLink.com each year in their search for a new job with thousands more searching the Job Bank confidentially when looking for a new practice. Over 1,000 recruiters, representing more than 5,000 health care facilities nationwide, use PracticeLink to recruit physicians and other health care providers.

About PracticeLink Magazine: PracticeLink Magazine is a free, award-winning, career advancement publication that reaches over 80,000 residents, fellows and job-seeking physicians. PracticeLink Magazine is owned and operated by PracticeLink.

PracticeLink is headquartered in Hinton, W.Va., with a second office in St. Louis, MO.

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New Online Resource Center Offers Tools in Support of the Collaborative Work of Healthcare Leaders

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) today launched a collection of digital resources to spark collaboration within organizations and across the health care field, Leadership Evolve. The dynamic resources, carefully curated from AHA and AAPL’s collective work in physician leadership, were developed specifically to address the contemporary challenges that health care leaders face as they move to transform health care delivery within their organizations. The first subjects to be covered under Leadership Evolve are framed around two key issues, dyad leadership which builds upon the successful model piloted jointly between AHA, AAPL and AONE, and workforce well-being. Through a series of self-guided activities, health care professionals can explore topics including interpersonal qualities and behaviors; organizational factors; and personal, professional and organizational wellness. An interactive inventory checklist personalizes tools, prioritizing those most relevant for the individual user. A third area of focus for Leadership Evolve within the coming year is population health.

“The only way physician leaders can truly transform the delivery and quality of health care is to transform leadership in health care,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, president and CEO of AAPL. “Our strategic alliance with AHA is reflective of how leadership must evolve to transform health care to keep pace with emerging health trends among various populations, changes in federal regulations of health care, new innovations and industry trends. We are pleased to have partnered with AHA on Leadership Evolve.”

"Leadership Evolve represents a combined effort to prepare contemporary health care leaders to transform the current delivery system and the workforce to meet the demands of an ever-changing field,” said Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MA, FACP, senior vice president and chief medical officer, AHA. “AHA has been focused on building a common language for leadership and fostering a culture of shared values across clinical and administrative leadership. We are excited to expand our efforts to Lead Well, Be Well and Care Well in collaboration with AAPL on Leadership Evolve.”

To learn more, visit https://leadershipevolve.org.

About the American Association for Physician Leadership® 
The?American Association for Physician Leadership®?is the only professional?organization?dedicated to providing?education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders?as they create?transformative solutions?within the?rapidly evolving field of?health care.?Founded in 1975 as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the nonprofit association?has educated thousands of?physicians?worldwide?and has?members in 46 countries?at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine,?the?Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program.?Based in Tampa, Fla.,?the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more at?physicianleaders.org.

About the AHA 
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the website at http://www.aha.org.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality,U.S

The New World of Medical Tourism TV Series Features World Class Facilities

There is a rapidly increasing wave among Americans dissatisfied with the rising costs of the US healthcare system that have been heading abroad for medical procedures. In excess of 1 million Americans go overseas for procedures every year according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And now, some American companies are considering outsourcing medical tourism as a healthcare option. For one company, HSM, outsourcing medical care has saved the company nearly million in healthcare costs in just 5 years. Close to 250 of HSM's employees have traveled abroad so far for medical tourism procedures, and more are scheduled to go.

And as more patients explore cost-effective ways to spend dwindling healthcare dollars overseas, finding those clinics, spas, hospitals, doctors and procedures that can be trusted becomes vital. The New World of Medical Tourism serves as an international platform where reliable information related to safety and quality at healthcare facilities around the world is shared on trusted news and information networks to empower patients and enhance their experience before, during and beyond their procedure, surgery, healthcare or wellness event.

In the United States, a typical knee replacement would have cost more than ,000. In Costa Rica, the procedure costs half that amount at ,531. In North Carolina, a gastric sleeve surgery would have cost about ,000, but in India, the procedure comes to less than ,000. Both are performed in state of the art hospitals.

As major players in the healthcare reform debate and feud, the medical tourism industry not only remains open for business, but is thriving in countries as diverse and exotic as Thailand, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia and countless others. And through the research and information provided in each episode of The New World of Medical Tourism, patients can realize the benefits of affordable and quality healthcare safely armed with the information they need to make wise, productive decisions.

For example, one featured facility that will be showcased is EVEX Medical Corporation, which owns and operates a chain of hospitals in the charmingly cosmopolitan country of Georgia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. And from Tbilisi, EVEX Medical Corporation operates a wide range of outstanding regional, referral, and specialized hospitals, as well as outpatient centers that offer local and international patients a wide range of quality procedures and treatments at remarkably reasonable costs, including Liver Transplantation, Cardiac Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and even Plastic surgery. And world class surgeons from world renowned facilities as diverse as Glen Eagles in Singapore and Bumrungrad International have been featured.

But The New World of Medical Tourism goes beyond just educating it's international viewers on their Medical options. It includes special features and stories on facilities that include high quality Dental Offices and world class Wellness Spas and Retreats as well…helping travelers learn what physical healing, spiritual healing, and cuisine and art experience options are available to them as well. The world is moving lightning fast and keeping up doesn't generally include taking a moment to breathe. So, it's no surprise that the retreat trend continues to grow: According to the Global Wellness Institute worldwide wellness was a .2 trillion industry in 2017, with 9 billion dedicated to "wellness tourism."

For 2019, people are once again turning to well-being retreats for a chance to escape, unplug, reset and start anew. And the definition of "wellness" continues to expand: "We have noticed a spike in travel requests that are spearheaded by a keen interest in wellness and spirituality," says Sarah Casewit, co-founder of Naya Traveler, an international, women-run company that specializes in custom itineraries.

"People's understanding of wellness goes well beyond a fancy spa and an infinity pool: [It's] a wholesome, all-encompassing theme that explores the healing elements of physical treatments, as well as spirituality, cuisine and art, within the cultural context."

That's why The New World of Medical Tourism will be uncovering 11 holistic wellness retreat destinations around the world -- with offerings from TED-style talks to ancient shamanic rituals -- designed to help people relax, heal and get inspired, including Cala De Mar in Ixtapa Zihuantanejo, Mexico and Santani in Dumbara Sri Lanka.

With a global audience reached via CNN International and other global television and digital distribution, The New World of Medical Tourism travels around the world to help people live longer, happier and more fulfilling lives.

Check your local listings for exact time/dates.

For More Info Contact:
Lisa Meyers 305.974.1346
lisa.meyers@OMDprm.com

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Kymriah Treatment Available at Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System announced today that Kymriah, the first chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is now available to patients at Children’s National.

The decision to approve the Kymriah treatment followed a unanimous recommendation for approval by the FDA’s oncologic drugs advisory committee (ODAC) that included Catherine Bollard, M.D., MB.Ch.B, director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute and director of the Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy.

“I’m really excited because it’s the first gene therapy approved by the FDA and the fact that it was approved for a pediatric indication is fantastic,” says Bollard. “It’s an honor that Children’s National was chosen as one of the hospitals to deliver this treatment.”

Kymriah, also known as tisagenlecleucel, is comprised of genetically modified T cells that target CD19, expressed by a type of cancer called B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In clinical trials, Kymriah has shown unprecedented effectiveness in treating children and young adults with relapsed/refractory ALL. Out of the 75 patients evaluable for response, 61 (81 percent) achieved remission.

Kymriah marks a new era of cancer treatment and the pediatric indication for it paves the way for the use of similar therapies with promise to treat other deadly cancers affecting children.

“CAR-T therapy represents a significant breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia that has not responded to traditional therapies,” says Jeffrey Dome, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “We’re excited to be able to offer the Kymriah treatment to patients at Children’s National and add a new component to our arsenal to fight childhood cancer.”

Families interested in Kymriah should contact Children’s National, at CART@childrensnational.org or call 202-476-1735.

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

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Slone Partners, Where People Are Our Science®, Places Lloyd Sanders As CEO At Epic Sciences, Inc

Slone Partners, North America’s leading executive search firm for life sciences and diagnostics companies, announces the placement of Lloyd Sanders at Epic Sciences, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer. With headquarters in San Diego, California, Mr. Sanders is responsible for all strategic and business aspects of the oncological diagnostics company.

Epic Sciences develops novel diagnostics to improve and personalize the treatment and management of cancer with a mission to extend patient lives. The company’s focus is to offer greater certainty for doctors to make correct decisions for patients at pivotal points in treating cancer and to rapidly pivot away from therapies that are no longer clinically effective. Currently working with 65 top pharmaceutical partners and 45 academic cancer hospitals, including the National Cancer Institute, Epic Sciences’ technology is being used in over 200 clinical trials and has tested over 10,000 patient samples. Utilizing its rare-cell detection engine technology, the company has the world’s leading pipeline of personalized, predictive and proven tests to guide therapy selection across the most impactful drug classes in oncology. For example, Epic Sciences has partnered with Genomic Health to commercialize the first predictive liquid biopsy test for prostate cancer. The company is building a strong pipeline of additional tests for breast, lung, and bladder cancers.

Prior to joining Epic Sciences, Mr. Sanders served as President of Myriad Genetics Oncology division overseeing the oncology, urology and dermatology commercial organizations. While at Myriad, he was responsible for the sales, marketing, medical affairs, customer service and laboratory operations for numerous market-leading commercial products. Previously, Mr. Sanders served as Chief Operating Officer at Dey Pharma, a division of Mylan, overseeing sales, marketing and medical affairs, including the EpiPen® flagship brand. Prior to Dey Pharma, he held several leadership positions at Sanofi-Synthelabo, subsequently Sanofi-Aventis, where he led the successful restructuring and integration of the two companies’ sales forces. Mr. Sanders earned a Bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing from Memphis State University.

“In the rapidly-escalating and competitive landscape of precision medicine, Epic Sciences required their new CEO to have substantial depth and breadth of oncology industry experience. Lloyd is a mission-driven leader who will thrive in Epic Sciences' high-intensity culture that is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial.” says Tara Kochis-Stach, President of Slone Partners.

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, 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 EPIC SCIENCES 
Epic Sciences, Inc. is developing novel diagnostics to personalize and advance the treatment and management of cancer. Epic Sciences' mission is to enable the rapid and non-invasive detection of genetic and molecular changes in cancer throughout a patient's journey. The company was founded on a powerful platform to identify and characterize rare cells, including circulating tumor cells. Epic Sciences No Cell Left Behind® technology helps match patients to therapies and monitor for drug resistance, so that the best treatment path can be chosen at every clinical decision point. Epic Sciences has partnered with Genomic Health to commercialize the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test, which helps with therapeutic decisions between taxane chemotherapy or androgen-directed therapeutics in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Today, we partner with leading pharmaceutical companies and major cancer centers around the world. Epic Sciences' goal is to increase the success rate of cancer drugs in clinical trials and improve patient outcomes by providing physicians real-time information to guide treatment choices. Epic Sciences is headquartered in San Diego. Further information is available on the Company's website http://www.epicsciences.com.

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Excelera Promotes Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer

ExceleraRx Corp® is pleased to announce the promotion of Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Polan served as Vice President of Information Technology. In his new role, Polan will continue to set the strategy and direction for Excelera’s proprietary technology platform and solutions. including working with Excelera Network members to design and implement strategies surrounding the collection, validation and standardization of health data.

“Excelera uses its robust data platform to provide key insights demonstrating the value of coordinated care for complex patients,” said Polan. “It will be increasingly important to delve even deeper into data sources to more fully characterize all the aspects of care for patients across the health system. I am excited to continue innovating with our members on advanced data solutions that align with their quest to provide outstanding care to complex patients.”

Polan has been a member of the ExceleraRx team since 2015. During that time, he has helped to establish and grow the Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network, which is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex patients. Prior to joining ExceleraRx, Polan was the Vice President of Technology and Infrastructure at Phreesia™, a leader in healthcare point-of-service. He has over two decades of experience leading information technology departments and projects, and brings extensive expertise in information management, information security and solving issues of scale in high growth businesses.

“Troy is an invaluable member of the Excelera team and we congratulate him on his well-deserved promotion to CTO,” said Lorrie Carr, CEO of ExceleraRx Corp. “Troy has been an integral part of Excelera’s evolution, helping to develop the sophisticated data reporting and analytics tools our members rely on to measure and improve health and financial outcomes. We’re honored to have Troy on the team and look forward to the strategic direction his expertise will bring as the Excelera Network enters its next stage of growth.”

To learn more about the Excelera Network and to meet with the Excelera team, please contact us here.

About The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network 
The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems, and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex pharmacy patients.

ExceleraRx Corp. is a healthcare company that empowers integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers to provide integrated care for complex pharmacy patients, leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs. To learn more, visit http://www.excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Contacts 
For ExceleraRx Corp. 
Amy Swanson, Director of Marketing & Member Relations 
aswanson@excelerarx.com 
612-444-3750

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MicroGenDX's Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Ushers in New Era of Advanced Infection Diagnostics at 2019 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons with Multiple Podium Talks

MicroGenDX, the world leader in Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) in microbial identification took the podium an unprecedented three times at the largest and most reputable orthopedic conference in the world held by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Only five percent of 1,600 clinical trials are invited to present and MicroGenDX had three studies selected for the honor. The research put forth by some of the top centers in the United States, to include Mayo Clinic, Cleveland, Rush, and Thomas Jefferson, revealed MicroGenDX NGS to be a superior diagnostic tool to conventional culture technique.

“A new era in diagnosis of orthopedic infections has begun,” says Javad Parvizi, MD Vice Chairman of Research and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. “At last we have an alternative to the primitive, inaccurate, and costly technique of culture. NGS elevates the science of microbiology into the 21st century and is changing the lives of patients. Rooms filled with orthopedic surgeons and scientists eagerly listened on how NGS has been changing the lives of patients. The AAOS was a spectacular scene when the results of many studies that MicroGenDX has supported were presented.

In addition to the podium honors at AAOS, MicroGenDX presented data at the International Consensus Meeting (ICM) as part of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) and received 90% voting approval to be added to the Consensus Guidelines Book as a diagnostic tool.

MicroGenDX’s CEO, Rick Martin, is excited that NGS is receiving global attention from industry-leading surgeons. “NGS is a powerful diagnostic tool that pulls back the curtain on multiple microbial species in orthopedic infections. Leading the infection diagnosis conversation at AAOS is a major step toward our ultimate goal to revolutionize diagnostic testing, and have patients experience better outcomes.”

AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and others in the world. Its Annual Meeting the largest and most reputable orthopedic conference in the world with surgeons from across the globe presenting leading research in the field.

About MicroGenDX (Formerly PathoGenius) 
MicroGenDX is the global leader in molecular testing services through PCR and Next Generation DNA Sequencing to identify microbes in human samples. We are a state-of-the-art CAP accredited, CLIA licensed Molecular Diagnostic facility backed by a team of molecular biologists, biochemists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and physicians. Our advanced instrumentation provides the industry’s most informative microbial diagnostic tests for ENT, Orthopedic, Urology, Wound Care, Podiatry and other areas of medicine.

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MacFarlane Legal Educating Families to Protect the Financial Matters of Aging Parents

According to alz.org, every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. By the year 2030, there will be an estimated 75 million people living with dementia. For families in California who have a loved one with early onset dementia, MacFarlane Legalwould like to help by offering these free dementia guard workshops.

The first workshop takes place on Wednesday, April 17, at the Sunshine Event Center, 9360 Florin Road, # 4, Elk Grove, CA at 7 p.m. The second workshop takes place on Saturday, April 20, at Crown Plaza Hotel, 5321 Date Ave., Sacramento, CA at 10 a.m.

“Those who attend have the opportunity to help them manage their loved one’s medical affairs and more,” said attorney Dustin MacFarlane, founder of MacFarlane Legal, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, who primarily focuses on elder law and protecting families and seniors.

Topics will include dementia and driving, dementia and guns, dementia and family, dementia and doctors, dementia and scams, dementia and money, dementia and banks and dementia and death.

“These workshops are ideal for people who provide unpaid care, forfeit their personal lives, risk their careers, spend personal resources and fear family members will take advantage of their aging parent,” concluded MacFarlane. “We have helped hundreds of California families overcome these concerns.”

Seating for the workshops is limited. You can RSVP with a live 24/7 operator and 
reserve your seat by calling (916) 306-1600.

About MacFarlane Legal 
MacFarlane Legal focuses on estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration. It has represented over 2,000 clients to protect seniors, establish healthcare and financial management plans, and establish structures to preserve legacies after an owner passes away. Dustin MacFarlane is a member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, and is an Attorney Accredited with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs - Accreditation # 19151. For more information, please call (916) 915-8770, or visit https://www.macfarlanelegal.com/.

For media inquiries, please call the NALA at 805.650.6121, ext. 361. 

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Welcome Wagon Offers Innovative Marketing Solutions for Pediatricians and Family Doctors to Increase Their Patient Base

National marketing company, Welcome Wagon, helps local pediatricians and family doctors improve their ROI and grow their practice with digital marketing and direct mail solutions that target new movers in their area.

Welcome Wagon’s marketing solutions allow pediatricians and family doctors to introduce themselves to new movers before their competition does. This gives them the opportunity to establish a relationship with new movers and build a loyal patient base from the start.

“New homeowners establish more business relationships in the first year of their move, which provides a great opportunity for businesses to reach out and introduce themselves,” said Steve Goodman, CEO and President of Welcome Wagon. “By reaching out to new movers early on, pediatricians and family doctors have the ability to grow their practice with lifelong patients.”

Welcome Wagon focuses on supporting and growing the businesses within a community, and targeting new movers helps to do exactly that. Studies have shown that 68% of new movers will change their primary doctor when they move. By establishing a relationship with these new movers, pediatricians and family doctors can welcome them with special offers or incentives that will help increase their brand awareness and create personal relationships with new patients.

Welcome Wagon offers numerous services for pediatricians and family doctors. Ranging from options to advertise in the traditional Welcome Wagon gift book, to full-service digital marketing programs, postcard design and delivery, and social media programs, practices will reach an abundance of new movers before their competition has the chance to.    

When a homeowner moves into their new neighborhood, Welcome Wagon uses direct mail and digital marketing to connect them with the businesses in their local community. Pediatricians and family doctors can secure their spot in the Welcome Wagon gift book, which gives them a custom, full-page ad with their practice information and a compelling offer to spark interest in new movers. This gives practices the ability to send new movers information about their services, offer them discounts or incentives, and remind them to schedule an appointment for a yearly physical.

Practices will have the ability to reach new movers before their competition thanks to the Welcome Wagon exclusivity feature in each business category. Doctors won’t have to worry about their competition being featured on the next page.

Welcome Wagon’s digital marketing program allows practices to reach their local market and engage with new patients through social medianew mover email, and a feature on the Welcome Wagon mobile app. Practices can reach new movers and gain new patients through affordable multi-channel online advertising.

More about Welcome Wagon 
Since 1928, Welcome Wagon’s mission is to help establish relationships between local businesses and new movers in their community. Their goal is to help people save money, grow businesses, and help local communities thrive and prosper. For more information about Welcome Wagon, visit https://www.welcomewagon.com/ or https://www.welcomewagon.com/advertise/industries/medical/
For career opportunities, visit https://www.welcomewagon.com/careers/ 

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ExceleraRx Corp. Welcomes Senior Pharmacy Services Leader to Executive Suite

ExceleraRx Corp.® announced today that pharmacy services executive Don Amorosi will join Excelera as their Chief Operating Officer. Amorosi will lead all company operations for Excelera’s growing base of forward-looking health systems who are leveraging their pharmacy capabilities to provide high quality, integrated care for complex patient populations.

“I am passionate about working for companies like Excelera who are leading change in the health care industry,” said Amorosi. "Excelera is well-positioned as a leader in the health system specialty pharmacy space today, and I look forward to playing a key role in building out our expanded capabilities.”

Since 2017, Amorosi has served as an executive advisor at Hippo Technologies, a New York City-based technology company that works with major pharmacies to offer consumers the lowest possible price on their medications. He also spent three years as Senior Vice President, Managed Markets at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, where he was responsible for managed care relations and contracting. While in this role, he also oversaw sales and channel development for government programs and hospital systems. Additionally, Amorosi’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry includes time as the Chief Operating Officer of Prime Therapeutics, Vice President, Trade Relations at Omnicare and Head of Pharmacy Contracting at Aetna.

“Don’s diverse experience in the healthcare industry brings unique and valuable perspective to Excelera as we expand our capabilities to support broader health system pharmacy initiatives,” said Lorrie Carr, CEO of ExceleraRx Corp. “As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, health systems who take on more risk and incorporate pharmacy into their overall strategy will be most successful.”

To learn more about Excelera Corp. and its commitment to providing coordinated care for complex patients, contact us here.

About The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network 
The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems, and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex pharmacy patients.

ExceleraRx Corp. is a healthcare company that empowers integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers to provide integrated care for complex pharmacy patients, leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs. To learn more, visit https://www.excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Contacts 
For ExceleraRx Corp. 
Amy Swanson, Director of Marketing & Member Relations 
aswanson(at)excelerarx.com 
612-444-3750

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Perimeter Plastic Surgery Announces Filler Discount for March

Perimeter Plastic Surgery is offering a 0 discount on filler treatments for patients looking to renew their facial appearance this spring. Patients interested in a filler treatment are encouraged to schedule a complimentary consultation before March 31, 2019 to take advantage of this month’s special.

“I recommend cosmetic filler treatments to my patients looking to restore volume and add fullness to their face,” said Mark Deutsch, MD, a double board-certified plastic surgeon and the medical director of Perimeter Plastic Surgery. ”This procedure reverses visible signs of aging and is a fantastic solution for those who desire a rejuvenated, youthful appearance without the stress of surgery.”

Perimeter Plastic Surgery offers a variety of filler treatments, including Botox®, Juvederm®, Restylane® and Kybella®. Each treatment has unique advantages and applications. Thus, patients are required to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Deutsch, so he can formulate a customized plan to ensure that a patient’s aesthetic needs are thoughtfully evaluated. For more information about the different fillers, read Dr. Deutsch’s Injectables 101 Guide.

“We’ve noticed fillers are being used more frequently in the lips as well. For this type of filler, we recommend JUVÉDERM®, the best selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States,” said Dr. Deutsch.

The JUVÉDERM® collection offers two formulations for the lips. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, while the JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC is designed to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.

All filler treatments are minimally-invasive and designed for both men and women. Patients should expect minimal discomfort during the procedure and little to no downtime following their treatment.

This offer may not be combined with any other offers, and patients are advised to contact Perimeter Plastic Surgery for further questions. Appointments can be made by calling Perimeter Plastic Surgery at 404-255-0886 or by filling out the online contact form at https://www.perimeterplasticsurgery.com/contact/.

About Perimeter Plastic Surgery: 
Perimeter Plastic Surgery is one of the top plastic surgery practices with locations in Atlanta and Fayetteville, Georgia. Owner and founder of the practice, Mark Deutsch, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience, is double board-certified, and has been named a Top Doctor in Atlanta by Castle Connolly for three years in a row: 2016, 2017, and 2018. Perimeter Plastic Surgery’s Atlanta office is located in Northside Hospital’s Northside Doctor’s Center on Johnson Ferry Road. For more information about Dr. Deutsch and Perimeter Plastic Surgery, please visit https://perimeterplasticsurgery.com

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Soroka Celebrates the Spirit of Innovation Honoring Lifesaving Work

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFSMC) will host the Spirit of Innovation at Soroka Gala, during its seventh annual benefit dinner on April 3, 2019, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. More than 400 guests are expected to attend. The event will celebrate Soroka Medical Center’s successes in fostering scientific and medical innovation in the service of saving lives, positioning Soroka as a leader amongst Israeli hospitals and worldwide. The Gala will raise funds to support the new Negev BioBank, as well as acquire urgently needed equipment for its Genetics Institute.

Soroka Medical Center is currently working to develop the Negev BioBank (NBB), a joint initiative of the Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). This project, which began in November of 2018, is the first large-scale, population-based genetic archive in Israel. The NBB will create valuable research opportunities that are expected to yield powerful insights into early detection, disease prevention, and breakthrough treatments that will save lives in Israel and globally. Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Fraiha, one of Soroka's young doctors recently included in Forbes "30 Under 30" list will speak about the important genetic research project she initiated through her NGO GENESIS to prevent genetic diseases in the Middle East, especially within the Bedouin community.

“Soroka is a growing force for innovation in cancer care, integrating breakthrough research and technology,” remarks Professor Itzhak Avital, head of the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and the Dr. Larry Norton Institute at Soroka Medical Center, “Soroka’s relationship with Ben Gurion University and its proximity to Israel’s cyber hub in Be’er Sheva, place it at the center of forward-thinking talent.”

The evening will honor three innovators in their own realms. Dr. Julie Ratner, Ed.D. will receive the Healthcare Champion Medal of Honor. Dr. Ratner is the founder of the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which helps breast cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional aspects of breast cancer. This important foundation serves the East End of Long Island, by advocating for education on early detection and ensuring access to state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer treatment for the underserved.

“We’re all here to make the world in a better place,” states Dr. Julie Ratner, Ed.D. founder Ellen Hermanson Foundation. “Our collective determination has changed the medical landscape by providing state-of-the-art treatment along side a supportive environment to help women thrive through their recovery, regardless of their means.”

Edward A. Oates will receive the Visionary Award for technology and innovation. Mr. Oates co-founder of Oracle Corporation is a pioneer in the technology and music industries. Rock Your Business, his latest endeavor, brings world-class talent to corporations while providing team building and leadership workshops. Jewelry designer Orna Simkhai will receive the Inspired Leadership Award. Ms. Simkhai is the founder of Shema-Or, a jewelry line that incorporates prayer with precious metals and gems. Shema-Or serves as a model for businesses that seek to meld creativity and compassion with a focus on giving back.

Live bidding will provide attendees with a plethora of exciting items to reward their charitable contributions. Limited edition prints will be up for grabs from the History of the Star of David Artwork series, signed by artist and filmmaker Marc Bennett. This engaging art explores the historical evolution of the Star of David as a symbol of perseverance. Bennett has generously committed to donate a percentage of worldwide art sales to support Soroka’s lifesaving mission. Soroka Medical Center has commissioned Bennett to create a permanent installation of the History of the Star of David, which will become the focal point for Soroka’s new comprehensive cancer center’s healing garden, set to be unveiled later this summer.

“The History of the Star of David powerfully reflects the complexity, beauty and strength of Jewish peoplehood and the State of Israel,” remarks Ido Aharoni, former Ambassador and Consul General of Israel. “I believe it is more than just an engaging work of art, but will become a timeless and vivid cultural landmark at Soroka Medical Center, serving as a symbol of life and hope for our future.”

Other items to be auctioned include; a VIP trip to Israel with a focus on the Negev and a four-day retreat to the exclusive Jumby Bay resort in Antigua. Throughout the evening Silicon Valley rock n’ roll sensation CHOC’D will entertain guests, led by honoree Edward A. Oates. Speakers will also highlight other funding opportunities tied to innovations currently underway at Soroka including the establishment of the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and Dr. Larry Norton Institute at Soroka. With the help of its generous supporters Soroka’s new comprehensive cancer center is set to become the most advanced cancer treatment facility in the Middle East. The Gala will conclude with an intimate after-party mixer featuring an opening performance by Mr. Oates and music by renowned DJ and author Hannah Bronfman, who will be signing copies of her book Do What Feels Good.

Tickets are available for purchase at gala(at)soroka.org via the web at soroka.org/gala and soroka.org/mixer via email gala(at)soroka.org or call 914-725-9070

ABOUT

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center is a New York State 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. AFS is a community of individuals, Families, foundations and businesses dedicated to supporting the vision and lifesaving work of the Soroka Medical Center. AFS educates the U.S. public about Soroka’s medical treatment, research and global impact and cultivates philanthropic funding to ensure Soroka can achieve its goals. http://www.soroka.org

Soroka Medical Center is Israel’s leading healthcare institution. Located in Be’er Sheva, it is the sole medical center in the entire Negev, one of the country’s most diverse and fastest-growing areas. Soroka serves over 1.2 million residents, including over 400,000 children, in a region that comprises 60% of Israel’s land. With two medical schools, a proven record of producing groundbreaking research and life-saving treatments and an extraordinary staff, Soroka offers exceptional healthcare for all, regardless of race, religion, or politics. This unique institution, founded in 1959, exemplifies a deep commitment to outstanding medical care, peaceful coexistence in action and medical research that has a global impact. http://www.soroka.org

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Soroka opened in February of 2019, which includes the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center for the Negev and the Dr. Larry Norton Institute now serving more than 18,000 cancer patients every year at Soroka, including 750 children. Soroka’s new Comprehensive Cancer Center will ensure that its patients will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, treatment and technologies. By leveraging Soroka’s connection with Ben Gurion University and its location in the burgeoning technology hub of Be’er Sheva, the new comprehensive cancer care center at Soroka is set to be the most advanced cancer treatment facility in the Middle East.

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RoosterBio Will Attend Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2019

RoosterBio, Inc, a leading supplier of innovative human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell (hMSC) biomanufacturing systems, will attend the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition on April 3-6, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

“This conference gives us the opportunity to connect with academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals in all aspects of the biomaterial science field who are advancing the rapidly growing regenerative medicine industry,” said RoosterBio CEO Margot Connor. “RoosterBio’s products are accelerating the cell-based bioeconomy by providing standardized hMSCs product platforms that enable rapid clinical and commercial translation. By sharing knowledge at the annual meeting, we can collaborate across various scientific disciplines including materials science, biology, engineering and medicine to improve human health.”

RoosterBio Scientist Josephine Lembong, PhD will present a poster at the conference titled, ‘Scalable Xeno-Free Microcarrier-based Suspension Bioreactor System for Biomanufacturing of Human Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells (hMSCs) for Regenerative Medicine’ (#1067). Poster Sessions will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Friday, April 5, 2019 from 3:45pm to 5:15pm.

Commenting on the poster, Connor added, “The data shown in this presentation demonstrates our robust, scalable hMSC culture process in bioreactors. The consistent cell yield and maintained cell quality exhibited with this scalable fed-batch process allows the adaptation of this plug-and-play standardized system by translational researchers and hMSC product developers in the regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and cell therapy fields, while providing significant time and cost savings.”

Additional meeting details can be located on the conference website at http://www.2019.biomaterials.org.

About RoosterBio, Inc 
RoosterBio, Inc. is a privately held cell manufacturing platform technology company focused on accelerating the development of a sustainable regenerative medicine industry, one customer at a time. RoosterBio's products are high-volume, affordable, and well-characterized adult human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) paired with highly engineered media systems. RoosterBio has simplified and standardized how stem cells are purchased, expanded, and used in development, leading to marked time and costs savings for customers. RoosterBio's innovative products are ushering in a new era of productivity and standardization into the field, accelerating the road to discovery in Regenerative Medicine. For more information on RoosterBio, please visit http://www.roosterbio.com.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Concerto HealthAI Announce Strategic Agreement

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Concerto HealthAI, a market leader in oncology-specific Real-World Data (RWD) and advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled insight solutions for Real-World Evidence (RWE) generation, today announced a multi-year strategic agreement that will cover a diverse range of cancers, integrate multiple data sources, and apply AI and machine learning to accelerate clinical trials, enable robust protocol design and generate insights for precision treatment and improved patient outcomes.

Bristol-Myers Squibb will use Concerto HealthAI’s Real-World Data and novel AI insights platform, eurekaHealth™, to accelerate insights through novel health economic outcomes and clinical development synthetic control arm studies. With this agreement, the companies will advance the use of RWE for regulatory purposes, validate clinical application of AI solutions and execute clinical studies to advance patient care.

“With the increasing importance of Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence, healthcare providers and regulators need to have confidence in the credibility and accuracy of the data sources and methods of evidence generation,” said Jeff Elton, Ph.D. and CEO of Concerto HealthAI. “Our agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb is a recognition that we have reached a pivot-point for RWE – it is not just a tool for generating insights into the current standard of care, but a field in its own right that can lead to optimization of current treatments and new therapeutic innovations.”

“At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we have seen the value of Real-World Data in our efforts to discover, develop and deliver medicines for patients,” said Jeff Conklin, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Insights and Analytics at Bristol-Myers Squibb. “This strategic agreement with Concerto HealthAI – a leader in AI solutions for precision oncology – reinforces our commitment to pursue data science to accelerate disease insights, advance novel study concepts and achieve precision in treatment, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.”

“Concerto HealthAI’s singular mission,” said Dr. Elton “is to partner with leading medical societies, healthcare providers and life science companies to bring together data, technology and talent to enable new RWE insights and improve the use and broaden the beneficial impact of cancer therapies for patients. The strategic agreement between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Concerto HealthAI reflects both how far the field has advanced and its high near-term potential.”

Recently, the 21st Century Cures Act accelerated adoption of RWE-based approaches to clinical trials and post-approval studies. In December 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reinforced its commitment to expanding use of RWD in studies, and to preference where RWE would be used for key decisions – by issuing a framework to assess RWE in regulatory decisions and approvals. Concerto HealthAI integrates data from sources including CancerLinQ®, a platform that collects and analyzes real-world data from patients at practices nationwide and delivers knowledge back to physicians and researchers. CancerLinQ® is developed and operated by CancerLinQ LLC, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). As an exclusive licensee, Concerto HealthAI works closely with CancerLinQ to broaden the use of RWE for pre- and post-approval studies.

About Concerto HealthAI 
Concerto HealthAI is a technology leader in definitive Real-World Data (RWD), Precision Evidence and AI solutions for oncology. Our mission is to accelerate improvements in clinical outcomes for cancer patients through our partnerships, unique real-world data assets, leading AI-based technologies, and the world’s top outcomes research and data science talent. For more information, visit us at http://www.concertohealthai.com. Concerto HealthAI is a SymphonyAI company. eurekaHealth is a trademark of Concerto HealthAI.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

LIV Fertility Center Celebrates New Parents After 15 Year Struggle with Infertility

Devastated to discover the medical complications that kept them from conceiving for 15 years, LIV Fertility Center new parents, Iqbal and Kim, are now celebrating the birth of their baby boy after successful IVF in Mexico.

Like so many other couples around the globe, the journey to parenthood for Iqbal and Kim — was not easy. Over a decade of trying to conceive in the United States, the couple had no success and it left them emotionally, physically and financially exhausted.

But after all of those long years of medical difficulties and infertility, their story-book journey — was just beginning.

Success Rates with IVF Mexico —

“We help patients make well-versed decisions and can provide guidance to help them achieve their dreams of parenthood. You never have to endure infertility alone,” stated Dr. Francisco Velez, Medical Director of LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “We were honored to be a part of Iqbal and Kim’s journey. To have them come back to the clinic and celebrate with our team is indescribable. To see them holding a child in their arms is an incredibly emotional feeling.”

The LIV Fertility Center is the first and only fertility clinic in Puerto Vallarta dedicated to advanced fertility care and women’s wellness — and is now the only licensed lab to offer MicroSort Mexico. The clinic prides itself on being transparent with patients by providing the most current information about treatment options along with the probability of a successful pregnancy associated with each option.

When asked about the IVF success rates, Lead Embryologist Karla Martin del Campo, gave a brief statement. “Because all our data comes from within our own laboratory, considering our advanced technology, expertise, progressive reproductive techniques, and overall experience, our pregnancy success rate is exceptionally high. By providing personalized, evidence-based success rates to patients, we aim to help couples move through the IVF process with as much clarity as possible.”

Iqbal and Kim Celebrate Miracle Baby —

It was more apparent than ever. Iqbal and Kim needed a break — an escape from the hurt and pain. They needed each other. “There was no hope for us, so we ended up in Puerto Vallarta for vacation,” stated Iqbal Singh.

The couple arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2018 for a much-needed getaway. Little did they know, that getaway would help give them a miracle baby. Exploring the sites and taking a stroll, the couple walked past the LIV Fertility Center. In that moment, Iqbal and Kim, made a decision that would change their entire lives. They decided to take a tour of the LIV Fertility Center and see if the clinic could offer anything they had not already tried. Overwhelmingly impressed with their first visit, the couple never looked back.

“Here we met one of the best best teams ever. If I say start from the reception room to the doctors to the cleaning crew, they were the best and we were so impressed. We decided right away,” stated Kim Mahal. Iqbal added, “when we entered the clinic, it was a beautiful place, immaculate shiny place that gives you hope that it’s going to be okay.”

Today, Iqbal and Kim, are celebrating their 4-month-old baby boy Gursaz — and a love for each other that never faded. The couple returned to the clinic to thank the team members that made it possible — and to show off their handsome bundle of joy!

In an exclusive interview, the couple tells all the ins and outs of IVF in Mexico — from the beginning of their journey to the experience with the LIV staff to the cleanliness of the fertility clinic all the way to the loving heartbeat of their new family. It’s a journey you must see for yourself!

Watch the Entire Iqbal and Kim Interview Now

About LIV Fertility Center 
The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta is a renowned, world-class fertility center that embraces affordability, technical expertise, proven successful outcomes, and the ability to exceed the challenges for every individual case of infertility. Infertility is one of life's most difficult encounters — medically and emotionally. The LIV team is continually striving to implement new infertility technologies and a management structure to embrace patients on their journey to parenthood. The world-class laboratory precisely reflects in the pioneering treatments of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Egg Donation, Embryo Cryopreservation, Assisted Hatching, and Gender Selection. LIV invites you to revel in a unique cultural experience in Puerto Vallarta with its year-round stunning climate, gorgeous pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class attractions.

LIV Fertility Center Mission 
Adhering to a set of core values that characterizes our beliefs, the LIV Fertility Center’s mission is to provide affordable, trustworthy and successful fertility support to those we serve on all facets of the globe.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

Susan Lord MD: Physician Burnout Can Be Relieved And Prevented By Using Food as Medicine

Holistic physician Susan Lord MD will speak on “Food as Medicine” at The American Meditation Institute (AMI) 31-credit hour CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this year’s 11th annual comprehensive training on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine is accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

At the upcoming conference, Dr. Lord will explain how Yoga Science can help physicians understand how what the mind-body needs to reestablish optimal balance and function. According to Dr. Lord: “This non-profit educational organization has been bringing together accomplished, dynamic medical professionals in support of physician wellness for 11 years. Collectively, The American Meditation Institute has taught thousands about how Yoga Science uses "food as medicine" to help heal the physical, mental and emotional imbalances in the human mind-body-sense complex. The practice of AMI Meditation and its allied disciplines optimize physiologic function from the cellular level on up––building health and resilience. As Hippocrates taught long ago, food actually is medicine. For most people, when they choose what to eat, they choose their state of health and balance.”

Dr. Susan Lord graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes. From 1996-2007, she served as Course Director for the “Food as Medicine” program at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum provides quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. In addition to “Food as Medicine,” topics this year will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, epigenetics and neuroplasticity, resilience, mind function optimization, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification and how to use the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive, networking experience for their students. In addition to Dr. Lord, other presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; Dr. Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

According to AMI founder and program director Leonard Perlmutter, “‘The Heart and Science of Yoga’ conference attendees can learn first-hand how to positively improve or eliminate the challenging symptoms of stress-related burnout and chronic complex diseases.” Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York and a recent AMI conference participant, is in full agreement. “This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of 'dis-ease' could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Dean Ornish MD, Mehmet Oz MD, Larry Dossey and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. Following last year’s conference, Claudia Copelin DO from East Hartford, Connecticut said, “This was probably the best CME course I’ve ever attended. It provided useful information and practices that I can share with others, and taught me how to focus on my own health and well-being.”

About the American Meditation Institute 
The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes “Transformation” a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 518.674.8714 for a mail or email subscription.

Posted in: Food & Beverage,Health & Medicine

Lofta Announces The Most Advanced Home Sleep Apnea Test on the Market

Lofta, Inc., a San Diego based company revolutionizing the home sleep apnea test space announced a commercial agreement with Itamar Medical Ltd. which advances their revolutionary “Complete Path” home sleep apnea testing and treatment program.

Lofta will integrate Itamar’s clinically validated diagnostic tool into their streamlined process. The Itamar Medical WatchPAT is a portable sleep diagnostic device that uses peripheral arterial tonometry to enable simple, and accurate testing without the complexity and discomfort of traditional airflow-based tests.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that deprives the body and brain of much-needed oxygen, and can be a contributing factor to other serious conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, adult asthma, acid reflux and weight gain.

Lofta brings the most advanced home sleep apnea test on the market to its clients using Itamar Medical’s WatchPAT. The Lofta Complete Path takes clients from sleep apnea diagnosis, to sleep apnea treatment in as little as 5-days all from the comfort of home.

CEO, Jay Levitt explains;

“A desire to provide a simple, accurate, reliable solution to those struggling with sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea drove the decision to use Itamar’s WatchPAT technology. Lofta is committed to making the sleep apnea diagnosis process accessible, and simple to everyone through advanced technology, and a user-friendly approach that has been clinically validated against polysomnography.”

“Historically, the process of getting diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea has been challenging for patients who often avoid over-night sleep labs that contribute to the complexity and cost of an already difficult journey. Unfortunately, this means people who have a potentially life-threatening condition go undiagnosed, and untreated.”

“Lofta clears the way to better sleep by providing access to sleep apnea screening, testing, online diagnosis and comprehensive treatment support all from one place - the client’s home.”

Levitt continues, “The WatchPAT is a great match for our clients looking for something quick, easy, and hassle-free. Unlike other sleep tests that require nasal tubes and multiple components, Itamar’s device is as easy as putting on a wrist watch. With this in mind, we think it’s the perfect tool for Lofta’s Complete Path program.”

Despite Lofta’s commitment to ease and convenience, the company is also committed to all professional best practices, and the highest level of client success, and support.

Lofta’s Director of Client Services, Laura Avilez, explains;

“Sleep apnea is a serious condition and should be treated. For this reason, the medical aspects of the Lofta Complete Path are overseen by independent board-certified sleep physicians. We aren’t your typical home sleep apnea testing company that ships out tests with little guidance or support. We stay with our clients every step of the way. We love Itamar’s WatchPAT because its advanced technology provides quick comprehensive test results. And, our clients appreciate that we can explain the results of their study in a thorough, and accessible way. When people are better informed about their condition, they are vested in their therapy outcomes.”

Along these lines, Levitt points out the distinctive aspect of Lofta’s business model, which he believes will be enhanced by the Itamar technology, “Lofta’s objective is to create long-time relationships with clients by making better sleep easy, and accessible.”

About Lofta

Lofta is redefining how people are diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea and chronic snoring with life changing results. By leveraging telemedicine technology, one-on-one customer service, and a consumer-centric approach, Lofta offers sleep apnea testing and treatment solutions on pace with the rapidly changing health and wellness environment - when and where clients need them the most.

Motivated by a desire to streamline the complex process of sleep testing, Lofta makes a better night sleep accessible quickly and easily by removing the obstacles that compound an already exhausting problem - the maze of insurance requirements, inconvenient overnights at a sleep lab, and an all-too-common lack of support - Lofta clears the way to healthy sleep.

Lofta’s Complete Path is only part of the company’s story. Lofta also seeks to cultivate enduring relationships through its innovative high touch therapy program featuring dedicated sleep coaches and one-on-one support at every step.

As clients continue their treatment journey, Lofta leverages advanced technology to report sleep outcomes daily, and in real-time providing a continuous feedback loop to optimize ongoing therapy. Through high-tech, high-touch engagement, Lofta clients achieve long-term sleep wellness.

All Lofta’s signature programs, including its comprehensive e-commerce experience, are available at Buyminicpap.com, and in early 2019 Lofta will launch its new web experience at Lofta.com.

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Marketing & Sales

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling Warns About The Proclivity of Driven Personalities Towards Depression

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, a psychotherapy private practice in NYC that accepts insurance, has spoken out about the increased tendency of overtly driven, motivated individuals to suffer from illnesses such as depression.

According to Manhattan Mental Health Counseling founder Natalie Buchwald, men and women who are particularly ambitious, and hard-working tend to be more successful in their fields. However, that success comes at a cost. Often, their career-focused personality traits go hand-in-hand with a level of perfectionism that inevitably damages their well-being.

“Many professionals have the tendency to constantly seek a level of perfection that’s impossible for anyone to achieve,” explains Natalie. “This often leads them to be hypercritical of their accomplishments and ashamed that they are not doing better. The stress from this constant state of shame is inherently unsustainable. Eventually, they begin having trouble focusing on work,” she continues. “That creates more stress, which makes it harder to focus, which eventually leads to burnout, then depression. Because such professionals tend to be so productivity-focused, this depression hits them exceptionally hard - it’s frighteningly easy for them to spiral deeper and deeper into a depressive state.”

Natalie recommends that anyone who feels they’re under a great deal of pressure from their career seek counseling - and emphasizes that there is absolutely no shame in doing so.

“There is an unfounded and unjustified stigma surrounding therapy, and we all need to do our part to eliminate it,” Natalie continues. “The truth is that everyone can benefit from speaking to a counselor, whether they’re grappling with feelings of inadequacy or simply trying to make sense of a busy life. Therapy shouldn’t be a source of shame for anyone.”

Natalie maintains that she will continue to do her part to help by providing affordable psychotherapy. Manhattan Mental Health Counseling allows New Yorkers to work with a dedicated therapist and pay using their health insurance - a rarity in the field, and something she hopes to one day see more of.

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Professional Services

Gulf Breeze Recovery on Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma's Marketing of OxyContin

Purdue Pharma is back in the hot seat legally this month. Gulf Breeze Recovery wanted to bring to the reader's attention an article from NPR about Massachusetts attorney general, Maura Healy naming Purdue Pharma and eight members of the family that owns it in a lawsuit. The suit contends that the pharmaceutical company and members of the Sackler family are “personally responsible” for using misleading tactics to sell OxyContin.

Just last May as stated in the Miami Herald, Pam Bondi, the Florida attorney general, named Purdue Pharma in a suit alongside other drug manufacturers and pharmacy chains. That lawsuit alleges that Purdue Pharma, “launched a campaign of misleading advertising to inflate the market for these drugs, peddling them as safe and appropriate for use to treat a range of chronic conditions, and severely downplaying how addictive and dangerous they are.”

Lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical companies have surged over the last year, aiming to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their alleged role in the current opioid crisis. With more than two thirds of overdose deaths in 2017 attributable to opioids, city, county and state officials look to make sense of the devastation caused by opioids and hold responsible parties accountable.

For their part, Purdue Pharma called the recent allegations “a rush to vilify” them. In an internal e-mail referenced by Maura Healy in the suit, the then-President of Purdue Pharma, Richard Sackler, diverts blame, writing, "we have to hammer on the abusers in every way possible. They are the culprits and the problem."

Barnett Gilmer, CEO of Gulf Breeze Recovery, a substance abuse treatment center, weighs in on Sackler’s claim: “I think that it is fundamentally untrue that drug abusers themselves are ‘the problem’. It would be more accurate to say that addiction is the problem. A person struggling with addiction is innocently trying to find the same peace and happiness that we all are. Unfortunately, they are misguidedly looking outside of themselves to a drug, which causes immense pain and grave consequences. By focusing on the real problem—the addiction—we can provide treatment and help the person struggling.”

About Gulf Breeze Recovery: Gulf Breeze Recovery is changing the future of addiction treatment with the THRIVE® program focused on overcoming chronic relapse. Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result. This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life. For more information about our program or to speak with an Addiction’s expert, please call 855-973-3551 or contact us.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling Discusses The Sharp Rise In Workplace Anxiety

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, a psychotherapy private practice in New York City that accepts insurance, today brought up the issue of workplace anxiety in the United States, and what may be done about it.

In a study conducted last year by Ipsos on behalf of One Medical, it was revealed that only 31% of Americans have not experienced mental health issues. Of those who reported experiencing issues, 55% admitted that certain elements of the workplace cause them stress, anxiety, or sleeplessness. More worryingly, another study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America revealed that only 25% of workers diagnosed with anxiety tell their employers.

“It is clearer than ever that something about the modern workplace may be harmful to our mental health,” explained Natalie Buchwald, founder at Manhattan Mental Health Counseling. “Perhaps it’s increased workloads or a lack of personal time driven by the ‘always-on’ nature of our society. Perhaps it’s the complexity and volume of information with which we are bombarded on a daily basis.”

Whatever the cause the first step is talking openly about it, according to Natalie Buchwald. Mental illness is too often stigmatized, its sufferers hesitant to come forward. Inaccurate portrayals in the media and negative public attitudes have long contributed to a toxic attitude towards mental health.

“This is changing, albeit slowly,” said Natalie Buchwald. “People are realizing that they are not suffering alone and that they need not suffer in silence. More importantly, they are coming to understand that a mental illness ultimately should be treated no differently than a physical one - no one should be looked down on for seeking treatment.”

To that end, Natalie Buchwald created Manhattan Mental Health Counseling. Counselors at the organization work with adult patients of all ages and demographics, providing a highly-personalized approach to therapy in which each session is tailored to a patient’s individual needs and income. This flexibility is critical, as it ties into the core concept of the organization.

“Everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from, can benefit from therapy,” said Buchwald. “The modern workplace is stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. A therapist can help us make sense of that chaos, can help us deal with anxiety and depression. More importantly, they can help us understand that there is nothing wrong with struggling against such challenges.” 

Posted in: Health & Medicine

MedaDoc Launches mMJSuite™, a Medical Marijuana Patient Management and Intake System Easily Integrated With Any EHR and Any State's Medical Marijuana Registry

MedaDoc, a rising technology company involved in conversion and integration of EHR system data announces the launch of mMJSuite™, a medical marijuana patient management and intake system that takes advantage of the company's proprietary data moving technology.

Successfully undertaking the most challenging EHR conversions, integrations and interoperability bottlenecks in the medical industry over the last five years, MedaDoc has developed a proprietary technology that allows it to extract, import and move data between any EHR systems. "We've done a lot of typical EHR conversions over the years, but one of our biggest strengths lies in our ability to extract, move and integrate clinical and administrative data in the most challenging environments," says CEO Ilya Aronovich. "And that is our value add in the Medical Marijuana industry," He continues, "Whereas there are a number MMJ patient management systems on the market, what distinguishes us is our ability to integrate our mMJSuite™ with both the provider's EHR and a particular state's Medical Marijuana Registry Database."

MedaDoc explains that there are a great deal of physicians with existing practices that are entering the medical marijuana space, but their EHRs are not designed to manage medical Marijuana-based patient encounters, and, most importantly, the EHRs don't have the ability to share or integrate data with a particular state's Medical Marijuana registry. "As a result, medical practices must engage in double entry of patient information -- once in the state's MMJ Registry and once again in the practice's EHR," says CTO Dov Davidovics. "Our mMJSuite™ obviates the need for double entry by lettings medical providers enter MMJ patient data once in either system, and have it appear in all systems -- that is, in mMJSuite™, the Medical Marijuana Registry and the EHR -- in real time," he continues.

MedaDoc has piloted mMJSuite™ with several practices, and is now making it available to any practice interested in recommending its patients for Medical Marijuana use as per their state's permissible guidelines.

About MedaDoc 
MedaDoc in a NY and FL-based medical technology company focused on the successful and HIPAA-compliant migration and integration of EHR records using its proprietary technology.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech,Technology

Sperm Counts Decreasing at Alarming Rate, New Antioxidant Study Shows 122% Increase in Sperm Motility and 33% Increase in Sperm Count

Infertility is an issue for 1 in 6 couples; in about 50% of these cases the infertility is attributable to the male partner. A startling 2017 study outlining the sharp decline in male sperm count over the last 40 years was featured in articles in the NY Times and GQ, garnering worldwide attention and causing panic that we are in the midst of a severe, perhaps irreversible, male infertility crisis.

A promising clinical study presented at the Foundation of Reproductive Medicine annual conference last November showed that a multi-vitamin and antioxidant-based fertility supplement called FH PRO for Men increased sperm count and motility in reproductive aged men by 33% and 122%, respectively. These numbers are giving fertility specialists and their infertile patients hope that reversing the decades long downward trend in sperm health is possible. Until now, little prescriptive guidance has existed to help men improve sperm quality.

In the three-month study,101 men diagnosed with infertility via abnormal semen analysis took FH PRO for Men daily, resulting in statistically significant improvements in all key sperm health parameters. In addition to an increase in sperm count and motility, the study showed a decrease in DNA fragmentation by 20% and an increase in normal morphology of 62%. Researchers also looked at the impact of the antioxidant-based supplement on oxidative stress levels and measured a 44% decrease in oxidation reduction potential, an overall measurement of oxidative stress.

UNDERSTANDING SEMEN ANALYSIS 

  • Sperm count: Semen that has at least 15 million sperm per milliliter is more likely to fertilize an egg, so that’s the level of concentration fertility doctors want to see in men hoping to have kids.
  • Progressive Motility: To get to the egg, sperm have to be able to swim, so movement is another key measure. Men with a higher percentage of motile sperm are more likely to be fertile.
  • Morphology: The shape of the sperm matters too. They should look just like tadpoles with little oval heads and long tails. A man’s chance of conceiving is thought to go up the more normal-shaped sperm he has.
  • DNA fragmentation: DNA fragmentation results when sperm DNA strands separate or break into pieces. High levels of sperm DNA fragmentation contribute to male infertility.
  • Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP): Exposure to oxidative stress can lead to poor sperm health. ORP is an overall measure of oxidative stress that is used to determine semen quality. A high ORP number can indicate high levels of oxidative stress in the semen.

Male fertility and sperm health go hand in hand, which is why declining sperm counts, along with declining sperm motility, morphology and DNA integrity, are cause for alarm. Lifestyle-related factors including a sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, obesity, exposure to environmental toxins, smoking and high amounts of stress are all known contributors.

To some fertility specialists, these promising clinical study results are not all that surprising. Dr. Celia Dominguez, MD, FACOG, a reproductive endocrinologist practicing in Hawaii, has been recommending FH PRO for Men for several years. “I find that in our male factor infertility clients, FH PRO for Men has provided excellent results by improving sperm parameters and it's become part of our standard protocol. The new clinical data has been great to see and just confirms what we have experienced firsthand over the past few years,” said Dr. Dominguez.

FH PRO for Men is a patented non-prescription dietary supplement that includes ingredients well-studied for their role in supporting male fertility, including L-carnitine, CoQ10, Vitamin E, Lycopene, N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine, and Zinc. FH PRO is manufactured in the United States in a GMP-certified facility and is part of the Fairhaven Health family of fertility supplements, a company that has been the industry leader in this space for more than two decades. For Dr. Dominguez, Fairhaven Health’s reputation for producing quality products is key. “I am a huge advocate of complementary and alternative medicines for our reproductive endocrinology and infertility patients. Quality is critical to us in a market where most supplements go unchecked and unregulated,” she said.

ABOUT FAIRHAVEN HEALTH 
Fairhaven Health is a specialty supplier of natural, physician-designed products that support fertility enhancement, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Fairhaven offers a broad range of products to help couples conceive, providing natural alternatives to more expensive and invasive infertility treatments. The company’s clinically validated fertility supplements and ovulation prediction tools are recommended by OBGYNs and fertility specialists, having helped tens of thousands of couples conceive naturally. Once pregnancy is achieved, Fairhaven offers natural, physician-designed prenatal supplements and the award-winning line of Milkies nursing products to help new moms meet their breastfeeding goals. The company’s Isolove brand offers made-without-parabens and isotonic biogels designed for alleviating vaginal odor, perineal massage, postpartum recovery, and supplemental intimate lubrication for couples who are trying to conceive naturally.

Learn more at http://www.fairhavenhealth.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Dr. Dan Myers of The Dentist Centers Featured As 2019 Top Patient Rated Sandy Springs Dentist by Find Local Doctors

The Dentist Centers, located at 6309 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, GA 30328, is a modern family dental practice with a mission to provide a full scope of cutting-edge dental services in a rewarding and comfortable environment. Dr. Dan Myers leads the practice with elite talent and training in multiple facets of dentistry. His patients can take advantage of general, cosmetic and restorative dental care, as well as an expansive menu of additional services that would otherwise require a referral to a specialist. The Dentist Centers of Sandy Springs offers complete dental implants and bone grafting as well as advanced cosmetic services such as Invisalign, Snap-On Smile and dermal fillers.

Dr. Myers’ passion for dental arts as well as his dedication to patient comfort has undoubtedly led to the numerous outstanding reviews posted by his actual patients across many review sources. The consistent five-star ratings have led Find Local Doctors to acknowledge Dr. Myers as a 2019 Top Patient-Rated Sandy Springs Dentist. As a trusted online directory, Find Local Doctors helps consumers connect with local physicians and dentists who are both qualified and reputable in their respective fields.

“I am honored to receive the Top Patient-Rated Award from Find Local Doctors. My patients will always be the measure of my success as a dentist,” says Dr. Dan Myers of The Dentist Centers.

The Dentist Centers in Sandy Springs treats patients of all ages and uses the latest and most proven technologies in modern dentistry. Dr. Myers offers sedation dentistry, laser dentistry and can treat complex dental issues through all stages of life. The practice is currently accepting new patients in both their Alpharetta and Sandy Springs offices.

More About Dan Myers, DMD:

Dr. Myers received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Prior to his dental education, he attended Murray State University for his undergraduate studies, which he accomplished in three years and was awarded early acceptance into dental school.

Dr. Myers believes in staying at the forefront of dental technology, and he carries a passion for the art of dentistry that guides him in transforming countless smiles. He continuously participates in continuing education courses in dental esthetics, including the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies(LVI). Dr. Myers’ professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern Dental District Society, Hinman Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

For more information about Dr. Dan Myers or the services he offers at The Dentist Centers in Sandy Springs, please visit http://www.thedentistcenters.com or call (404) 382-5798. 

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs

Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) and GBS Corp. Deliver Tablet Mobility Solutions That Increase Patient Engagement

Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI), a global leader in tablet mobility solutions for healthcare, and GBS Corp., a leading information solutions provider, today announced a partnership that offers a simplified technology approach for collecting patient signatures, photos, and scanned ID cards. By utilizing MTI’s Enterprise Tablet Pro™ Tablet Kiosk and GBS’s EasySIGN software, healthcare providers can quickly process patients and ensure that forms and consents are electronically signed and stored in the EHR for safekeeping. “Companies like GBS are changing the way information is captured, tracked, and stored,” said Matt Haroldson, VP International Sales and Marketing for MTI. “Healthcare providers and facilities are moving fast to adopt tablet mobility technologies in areas of patient registration, consent form tracking, and post care instructions. MTI is on the leading edge for tablet kiosk innovations that helps bring all the technologies together.”

In today’s world of hospital - patient relationships, there is much to track, report, and validate for even just a single appointment or visit. With each engagement comes the opportunity to delight or disappoint a patient as well as expose the hospital to increased liability and low satisfaction or compliance scores. “Traditional methods of lengthy forms, confusing pre-visit consent and sign offs result in increased errors, rescheduled appointments, increased costs, and a poor experience for patients,” said Enoch Seward, Senior Account Executive for GBS. “For the best news, our results are impressive and immediate! As an example, a hospital in Tennessee saw an increase in Compliance Scores to 100% within the first 30 days of using the GBS Corp. EasySIGN® solution, which was deployed on the ArmorActive Enterprise Tablet Pro™ Kiosk and RapidDoc™ Kiosk hardware. These hardware devices withstand the rugged healthcare environment by providing a high level of security, tablet detachability, and multiple accessory integration points, including payment processing.”

Attending HIMSS 2019 February 12-14th in Orlando, FL?

Visit MTI / ArmorActive Booth # 4375 
https://himss19.mapyourshow.com/7_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?ExhID=22544

About MTI / ArmorActive 
Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) / ArmorActive, specializes in multi-purpose hardware solutions that allow tablet deployments for business. They manufacture equipment that increases the security, accessibility, mobility, and engagement level of tablets for every major business application.

For more information, please visit: https://mtigs.com/tablet-mobility/ 
Follow MTI / ArmorActive on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mti_2

About GBS Corp. 
Since 1971, GBS Corp. has specialized in providing healthcare organizations maximum practice efficiency by integrating and automating all phases of clinical, financial, and administrative operations both in the Acute and Ambulatory locations. GBS currently services over 30,000 healthcare professionals nationwide through more than 2,500 software installations. GBS offers numerous solutions, some of which include the following core offerings: 

  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Patient ID with Electronic Signature
  • Patient Experience – Smartphone Surveys
  • Patient Engagement/Reporting
  • Consumables (labels and wristbands)    
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Population Health
  • Consulting Services
  • Hardware, Infrastructure
  • Security Risk Assessments

For more information, please visit: 

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Technology

Moddern Marketing Named Top 100 Healthcare Agency in North America by MM&M

Moddern Marketing (Moddern), an award-winning independently-owned integrated marketing agency, has been honored as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America by Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M), one of the nation's leading business publications serving the executive healthcare market.

Moddern has had a sustained run of growth in the healthcare sector since 2013, when it won its first health supplement client. Since then, the agency has added numerous national healthcare and health-related client business in medical devices, infant nutrition, advanced wound care, nerve stimulation, menopause relief, and marketing for orthopedic device distribution. moddern is especially well-versed in the spine sector and has a specialty in marketing ambulatory surgical centers. This is the first time the agency has been honored by MM&M with the Top 100 Healthcare Agencies in North America award.

“It's a real honor for moddern to be named a Healthcare Agency of the year by MM&M. While we’ve been focused on our client business, it’s very rewarding to be recognized in this way for what we’ve accomplished on their behalf,” said Mark Kolier, co-founder and Managing Director of moddern.“From the beginning, we’ve been working diligently to tell the client story in a practical way, and to deliver observable results. It’s exciting for our team to be recognized in this way for the work we do every day.”

MM&M was first published in 1966 as Medical Marketing & Media, and today produces an essential mix of online breaking news and analysis combined with monthly print features. The content is designed for an executive audience of leaders and thinkers who work in pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, and greater healthcare marketing. Every year, the magazine produces several lists, conferences and events, and compiles an annual Agency Issue that features profiles of the top 100 healthcare marketing agencies in North America. It also runs the industry’s premier awards program, the MM&M awards, which celebrate creativity and effectiveness in healthcare marketing. Its parent company is Haymarket Media.

Moddern Marketing is an integrated marketing services agency based in New York City. With roots in direct marketing, the agency is focused on delivering strategy, creative, and media services in both online and offline environments with a watchful eye on effectiveness and driving measurable results. While moddern has clients in a variety of sectors, it began focusing on healthcare in 2013, and has since recruited against that discipline, while growing its client roster.

Posted in: Business,Education,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs

Celebrity Fitness Trainer Jon GalloAnnounces Health and Wellness ProgramTo Benefit N.J. Municipal Employees

Celebrity fitness pro and author Jon Douglas Gallo is now offering his famous health and wellness services to New Jersey townships.

Gallo, President of “Now I'm Fit,” created a unique Stretch and Flex Advantage (SAFA) program, which has already helped many corporations promote a safer, healthier, and more productive workplace. Gallo’s motto is “Educate, Inspire, and Transform,” and that’s the overall goal of the SAFA program he now intends to offer to municipalities throughout the region. As he explains, “We have been working with the townships of South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Milltown, and Old Bridge. That gave us an opportunity to refine the program and tailor it specifically to the needs of townships.” 


SAFA benefits include improved workplace morale; reduction in injuries and absenteeism; lower health care costs; longer retention of employees, and enhanced attraction for new employee recruitment. SAFA promotes stress reduction, increased flexibility and agility, and overall fitness. Long term results typically include improved cardiovascular health and sleep, weight management, lower blood pressure, less fatigue on the job, and sharper cognition. SAFA provides added protection against diabetes, heart disease, obesity, arthritis, and other chronic and potentially life-threatening conditions.

“The Director of Human Resources and Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Health and Wellness Council for the Township of Old Bridge met with me recently,” Gallo reported. “We discussed the benefits that township employees could derive if SAFA was integrated into the Old Bridge Employee Wellness Initiative program. Township employees protect our health, safety, and wellbeing every day of the year. So we feel obligated to give back to them by making sure that their own lives are longer, healthier, and happier, too.” 


Townships and their citizens rely on a healthy workforce to provide essential and critical services, 24/7. A municipal health and wellness program based on the proven effectiveness of SAFA can provide that, at an affordable price point. SAFA may quickly pay for itself through a measurable reduction in financial overhead and potential liability for townships and taxpayers. Enthusiasm for SAFA is growing and now Gallo hopes to implement it statewide, to promote greater health and wellness within New Jersey’s entire public service community. For the past two years Gallo has been a public service volunteer himself, as an active member of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He also joined the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce two years ago and has been invited to be panelist at the upcoming New Jersey Human Resources Summit. Gallo is a NJ Licensed Medical Massage Therapist and Nationally Certified Personal Trainer with AFAA. 
For more information contact Info@NowImFit.com or Call 347.926.3410 http://www.NowImFit.com

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs

The Beryl Institute Announces 3 Newly Aligned Patient Experience Boards

Strengthening its dedication to the growth of the patient experience across the continuum of care, The Beryl Institute announces three newly aligned patient experience boards: Strategic Advisory BoardPatient Experience (PX) Advisory Board and the Solutions Advisory Board. - Joining the Institute’s existing Global Patient and Family Advisory Board, the newly aligned boards bring valuable insights to guide the Institute forward as the independent, central voice and global community of practice for the experience movement.

The Strategic Advisory Board serves as a key advisor to operations of the Institute. The board provides practical advice on strategy, growth opportunities and future plans, along with valuable insights into market and industry trends. The Strategic Advisory Board members include: 

  • Michael Bennick, MD, Medical Director of the Patient Experience, Chairman, Patient Experience Council, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Joanne Carrocino, President and CEO, Cape Regional Medical Center
  • Neil Churchill, Director for Patient Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS, England
  • Rick Evans, SVP and Chief Experience Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Sven Gierlinger, Chief Experience Officer, Northwell Health
  • Pam Guler, CPXP, Vice President, Chief Experience Officer, Advent Health
  • Wendy Leebov, Partner, Language of Caring
  • Victoria Niederhauser, PhD, Dean & Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Nursing
  • Dan Prince, Vice President, Healthcare, SMG
  • Colleen Sweeney, Founder, Sweeney Healthcare Enterprises

The Patient Experience (PX) Advisory Board members provide insights and input on the direction of the Institute and review the Institute's current resources, offering suggestions on new opportunities and areas of focus. The purpose of this group is to ensure the Institute maintains its focus on the topics of greatest importance to healthcare leaders and has a finger on the pulse of the critical issues influencing patient experience efforts. The PX Advisory Board members include:

Co Chairs: 

  • Sven Gierlinger, Chief Experience Officer, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park
  • Pam Guler, CPXP, Vice President, Chief Experience Officer, AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs, FL

Board Members: 

  • Tena Alonzo, Director, Education and Research, Director Comfort Matters, Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, AZ
  • Marcelo Alvarenga, CPXP, Chief Experience Officer, São Paulo, Brazil
  • “Dexter” Janet Borrowman, CPXP, Director, Care Experience, Maui Health System Affiliated w/Kaiser Permanente, Wailuku, HI
  • Nicole Cable, CPXP, Chief Experience Officer, Innovacare Health, Fort Lee, NJ
  • Kate Clarke, Manager, Patient Relations/Interpreter Services, Northwestern Medicine, Winfield, IL
  • Kathi Cox, Senior Vice President, Integrated Experience, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX
  • Bryanna Gallaway, CPXP, System Director, Patient and Family Engagement, Sutter Health, San Mateo, CA
  • Kevin Hill, CPXP, Director, Office of Experience, Vidant Health, Greenville, NC
  • Joan Kelley, Chief Experience Officer, Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT
  • Tammy Marshall, Chief Experience Officer, Thrive Senior Living, Atlanta, GA
  • CJ Merrill, Patient Experience Officer, Mission Health System, Asheville, NC
  • Tony Padilla, Vice President, Patient Experience, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • Elizabeth Paskas, Vice President, Human Experience, Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, NJ
  • Kim Pedersen, CPXP, Director, Patient Relations, MarianJoy Rehabilitations Center, Wheaton, IL
  • Jennifer Purdy, Executive Director for VA Patient Experience, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, VEO, Washington, DC
  • Walter Rojenko, CPXP, Director Customer Care, Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Maple, Ontario Canada
  • Sandra Rush, Senior Director, Patient Experience, Dignity Health, Henderson, NV
  • Carol Santalucia, Director, Business Development, Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Solutions Advisory Board serves to integrate market intelligence and insights into the strategic and tactical direction of the Institute. The Solutions Advisory Board ensures a breadth of innovative insights from the healthcare marketplace to inform the strategic direction and resource offerings of the Institute. The Board will review the Institute’s areas of focus and current resources and offer suggestions on new opportunities and topics of interest ensuring the Institute maintains a leading-edge perspective on the patient experience. The Solutions Advisory Board members include:

Co Chairs: 

  • Dan Prince, Vice President, Healthcare, SMG, Nashville, TN
  • Colleen Sweeney, Founder, Sweeney Healthcare Enterprises, Apollo Beach, FL

Board Members: 

  • Samir Batra, Founder & CEO, BAHA Enterprises, Campbell, CA
  • Richard Corder, Partner, Wellesley Partners, Ltd., Ipswich, MA
  • Anne Freeman, Consultant, Press Ganey Associates, Inc., La Mirada, CA
  • Janiece Gray, CEO, Founding Partner, DTA Associates, Inc., Edina, MNN
  • Senem Guney, Founder & Chief Patient Experience Officer, NarrativeDx, Austin, TX
  • Joe Inguanzo, President and CEO, Professional Research Consultants, Inc. Omaha, NE
  • Gautum Mahtani, Founder and CEO, Care Experience LP, Dallas, TX
  • Susan Mazer, Presider/CEO, Healing Healthcare Systems, Reno, NV
  • Jake Poore, President and Chief Experience Officer, Integrated Loyalty Systems LLC, Orlando, FL
  • Avi Ratnanesan, CEO, Energesse, Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mary Beth Resimisius, Business Leader, Healthcare Experience Solutions, McCall, ID
  • Bill Roberts, VP of Sales, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, King of Prussia, PA
  • Ed Shin, CEO Quality Reviews, Inc., New York, NY
  • Dorothy Sisneros, Partner, Language of Caring, Washington, DC
  • Eileen Smith, Vice President, Marketing, GetWell Network, Bethesda, MD
  • Tim Travis, Co-Founder and President, Truthpoint, Eden Prairies, MN
  • Ralph Wiegner, Head of Improving Patient Experience, Siemens, Healthineers, Erlangen, Bavaria Germany

To view the list of members and learn more about The Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience boards and councils, visit: https://www.theberylinstitute.org/page/BOARDSCOUNCILS

About The Beryl Institute: 
The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. We define patient experience as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle

OpsCompass Releases Healthcare Compliance Product for the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Today, OpsCompass, a leading public cloud governance and compliance company, announced new regulatory compliance capabilities for their flagship SaaS product, Helm.

The new functionality comes in the form of a module add-on for Helm that provides deep compliance automation and real-time reporting to Helm’s existing suite of continuous public cloud governance capabilities. Initially supporting HIPAA, with additional regulatory standards coming soon, the Helm compliance module will immediately help the healthcare industry create value in the cloud by providing a complete, turn-key governance and compliance solution so they can focus on the innovative applications.

“This new functionality will allow our healthcare related clients to leverage the power, flexibility and inherent security of the cloud with even greater confidence and ease than was previously available in traditional infrastructure environments,” commented John Grange, Chief Technology Officer for OpsCompass. He continued, “With cloud-native governance, including regulatory compliance and policy controls, organizations can now have visibility into their real-time compliance posture as well as a greatly improved ability to report and audit.”

OpsCompass worked closely with engineers at the Nebraska Applied Research Institute (NARI) and with a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The new Helm module meets the changing demands of HIPAA and other key regulatory standards while allowing clients to leverage robust governance and compliance across Azure and AWS using a single SaaS platform.

“This was a very focused use of resources for a specific outcome. We enjoyed working with this unique combination of expertise, it was a real collaboration of academic, public interest and private sector alignment,” added Ken Hansen, Executive Director of NARI. The joint effort allowed the project to be accelerated, finishing phase 2 ahead of schedule and creating a commercially viable product in far less time that would normally be required.

The compliance module for Helm, and specifically the initial support for HIPAA, allows both public and private organizations to more quickly and confidently build the next generation of innovative, data and AI driven applications that drive better outcomes in healthcare. By leveraging a cloud-native product like Helm, organizations can focus more of creating value through innovative applications knowing that their cloud platform is compliant and governed.

“We currently have the compliance module enabled for existing Helm customers in the healthcare space with excellent results thus far, and we are prepared to release the commercial edition in the next couple of weeks,” commented Scott Griffith, senior vice president of Corporate Development for OpsCompass. He continued, “this is an example of how the flexible, integrated nature of the cloud, lends itself to sensitive workloads that require both cloud scale features and precise controls.”

Helm helps companies take advantage of the cloud more rapidly and provide visibility and control, an important factor in the public cloud’s shared risk model.

For a detailed look at OpsCompass’ compliance module: https://waypoint.opscompass.com/helm-a-better-way-to-do-public-cloud-compliance/

About OpsCompass

OpsCompass, LLC is a Nebraska based provider of enterprise software that drives operational control, visibility, and security in Microsoft Azure and other global cloud platforms. Purpose-built for the cloud, OpsCompass replaces legacy controls that are not designed for contemporary, API-driven, cloud infrastructure. The company was formed by former tech executives that have experience in a variety of cloud related industries and who have lived many of the challenges facing large enterprises in the transition to cloud-based systems. https://opscompass.com or https://waypoint.opscompass.com

About the Nebraska Applied Research Institute

The Nebraska Applied Research Institute is a 501(c) affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha that provides applied research and development, hands-on training, data analytics, and cybersecurity services within the cyber physical system domain to industry and Government clients. Built around multiple high-fidelity hardware-in-the-loop testbeds, NARI’s offerings provide real-world solutions to some of the most complex and difficult cybersecurity challenges facing the high-tech digital world. The Institute was formed by tech executives and cybersecurity professionals with vast experience in vulnerability research, exploitation, data analytics, modeling, simulation, and visualization. http://nari.unomaha.edu.

About the Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Since 1967, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has focused on growing and diversifying the state’s economic base by bringing new investment, businesses, and people into the state. DED’s mission is to provide quality leadership and services that enable Nebraska’s communities, businesses, and people to succeed in a global economy. DED’s primary divisions of Business Development and Housing & Community Development are equipped with a variety of programs to advance Nebraska businesses and communities by assisting with business formation, retention, and expansion and by supporting Nebraska communities with development efforts. To find out more about the programs that DED offers to businesses and communities, please visit https://opportunity.nebraska.gov

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

Siberian Pine Nut Oil for Postoperative Recovery

Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a part of an organ that has been affected by pathological processes. The reason for radical treatment may be perforation of the stomach, cancer, ulcers, scarring of tissues and severe obesity. Complicated surgery in 60% of patients causes complications (anastomotic, gastritis, or esophagitis).

“Pine nut oil is known as a powerful agent with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action. It is this natural characteristic of the oil that prompted the specialists to develop a regenerative program capable of speeding up the recovery of patients after resection. The positive aspects of the medicinal properties of the oil in relation to the enhancement of immunity, which affects the biochemical parameters and the work of the gastrointestinal tract, were also revealed,” said managing director Victor Rod - the company's CEO and program development curator.

The use of pine nut oil is not inferior to the therapeutic effect of drug preparations, and in some cases even turns out to be more effective. The properties of pine nut oil are beneficial during the rehabilitation period after the gastric resection for patients with diseases: cancer, esophagitis, gastritis stump, anastomotic and esophageal stenosis. The oil also can be used as a prevention remedy.

The application of pine nut oil in the presence of indications is necessary for an hour before eating food. The frequency of use of natural remedy should not exceed three times a day. A single dose can range from 5 to 15 ml, depending on the existing indications. In case of gastritis and disorder of the functionality of the gastrointestinal tract, in 40 minutes after taking pine nut oil it is recommended to drink half a glass of mineral water.

Observation of patients who underwent gastric resection and applied pine nut oil in the treatment of postoperative complications allowed detecting the ability of pine nut oil to partially or completely relieve inflammation in the affected organ region. The result of the application is the improvement of the gastrointestinal patency, the acceleration of regeneration processes and the restoration of tissue functionality. The advantages of pine nut oil include the absence of contraindications (with the exception of allergy to the substance itself) and side effects.

“Siberian Pine Nut Oil” company specializes in the production of a wide range of pine nut products. Among the product line are pine gum/resin extract, pine nut oil, pine nut flakes and nuts themselves. Specialists in the specialized laboratory work on product development. Pine nuts are obtained in Siberia. The raw material is processed by cold pressing method using wooden presses. Compared with heat treatment method of oil extraction, this method allows you to save all the beneficial properties of pine nuts.

For more information visit http://www.siberianpinenutoil.org, email info(at)siberianpinenutoil(dot)org or call +1-855-218-0888.

About Siberian Pines:

The Siberian Pines Company has been a leading producer and supplier of Siberian pine nut oil since 2003. Siberian Pines produces high quality 100% cold-pressed pine nut oil and supplies it worldwide. They maintain the highest quality product and service by managing the process from the collection of Siberian pine nuts, to the production of the oil and delivering it to your front door.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Gottlieb's VP Client Service, Shanna Howe, Guest Panelist at the EMLRC Payment Reform Summit

Gottlieb, an industry leader in emergency department revenue cycle management, will be attending the upcoming EMLRC Payment Reform Summit being held in Orlando, FL, February 7th and 8th. Gottlieb will be sending representatives to participate in the 2-day summit which brings together emergency medicine and health care leaders from across the U.S. to address the new world of health care delivery and payment reform.

Shanna Howe, Vice President of Client Services, will be a panelist, in a discussion titled, 'Advocating for our Patients while Negotiating with Plans,' at the Summit on February 7th. Shanna is an expert in accounts receivables, revenue cycle management, and reimbursement trends. She has over 20 years of experience and is focused on helping Emergency Department physicians improve their practices.

“EMLRC supports and promotes the health and safety of the public by providing the necessary tools to ensure the availability and delivery of quality emergency care. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with them in the upcoming summit and in future educational and advocacy opportunities,” said Shanna Howe.

About Gottlieb

Gottlieb has been growing strong healthcare billing partnerships for emergency physicians and urgent care systems since 1978. As a national leader in revenue cycle management, physician education, coding and documentation training; Gottlieb consistently improves our clients’ practices. Gottlieb understands the importance of compliance and has a long history of advocating for Emergency Medicine physicians. Our values are delivered through a blend of proprietary technology, compliance expertise, advocacy, personalized physician education, flexible offerings, vast technology infrastructure and personalized service.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Appoints La Place de Bordeaux

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is pleased to announce that its flagship wine Insignia and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will be internationally distributed outside of North America by prestigious Bordeaux négociant houses CVBG, DUCLOT and JOANNE.

“We are delighted to partner with these three internationally-renowned négociants and we are confident that they will further expand global distribution of Insignia and Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,” stated Mike McEvoy, Vice President, Director of Sales of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. “As we enter our 47th year of winemaking excellence, we look forward to working with CVBG, DUCLOT and JOANNE to increase our international exposure.”

Founded in 1973, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned wine estate. First produced in 1974, the now iconic Joseph Phelps Insignia is Napa Valley’s original proprietary blend of red Bordeaux varieties. Joseph Phelps controls and farms nearly 400 acres of vines throughout the Napa Valley and 100 acres of vines on the western Sonoma Coast.

In a joint statement the négociants said: “Joseph Phelps was one of the great visionaries of the Napa Valley and the Phelps family has largely contributed in making the Napa Valley one of the most prestigious wine regions.

“Insignia and Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon have known an extremely large success in the US market where they are recognized by critics, professionals and consumers as leaders. We want to extend this success outside the US. Our three companies, CVBG, Duclot, and Joanne, feel honored and privileged to take the international presence and reputation of these legendary names further.”

The 2016 vintage releases of Insignia and Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will be available internationally beginning in September 2019 through the three négociants. Phelps will continue working with exclusive importers for representation of other select wines from the Joseph Phelps portfolio.

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About Joseph Phelps Vineyards 
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms 390 acres of vines in Napa Valley on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa. In pursuit of an ideal location to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, in 1999 the Phelps family purchased land near the town of Freestone on the western Sonoma Coast, planted 100 acres of vineyards, and built a dedicated winery. Phelps is best known for its flagship wine, Insignia, a Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties first produced in 1974. The winery offers a variety of tasting and culinary experiences seven days a week by prior appointment. More information can be found at http://www.josephphelps.com.

About the négociant houses

CVBG: A major Fine Wine house renowned for its unparalleled distribution network, state of the art warehousing, and cutting-edge information system, CVBG is committed to bringing added value and innovation to its loyal customers and the estates that entrusted it with their wines. http://www.cvbg.com

DUCLOT: A major distributor of top wines since 1886, the Duclot Group owns a stock of several million bottles and large formats. Duclot belongs to the Moueix family, owners of Petrus in Pomerol via their holding company Videlot. http://www.duclot.com

Maison JOANNE: As export leader with a stock of several million bottles of Fine Wines, Maison Joanne has developed a vast worldwide network of distributors, carefully chosen for their ability to ensure optimal promotion of each and every wine. Founded in 1862, Joanne remains family owned and is run by the 6th generation of the Castéja family. http://www.joanne.fr

Posted in: Food & Beverage,Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Extreme Energy Solutions Green Cleaner Product, Extreme Kleaner Launches in Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers

Extreme Kleaner, the non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner degreaser, by its parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions, will be available at all Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers starting in January 2019. Both companies, Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers and Extreme Energy Solutions are strong supporters of the local-regional racing community and have in the past supported Bethel Motor Speedway (NY) as division marketing partners.

Each Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Center retailer store location will offer both formulas of Extreme Kleaner, and selected store locations will offer Extreme Energy Solutions Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatment product line.

“I think the Extreme Kleaner program is robust for independently owned retailer business, as they (Extreme) focus much attention to marketing the product,” commented George Shakelton, Proprietor and Founder of Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers.

“We are glad to have Shakelton on board with Extreme Kleaner and Extreme Xtra,” contributed Nick Stefeno, with Extreme Energy Solutions, “Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers have most certainly proven themselves as a leader and trend setter in the auto parts business, and we are proud to Partner with Shakelton. There obviously is a similar culture between the two companies and that connection is racing.”

Shakelton is the Proud Sponsor of DIRT Car Driver Danny “Doc” Johnson, who drives the Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers Modified in various Super Dirt Series Events throughout the Northeast.

Extreme Kleaner by Extreme Energy Solutions is the Proud Marketing Partner of ARCA/DIRT Car Driver Tommy Vigh Jr., who has competed in the Street Stock, Pro Stock, Sportsman, and Small Block Division during his career on Dirt; and made his ARCA debut June 15, 2018. Vigh calls Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown, NY) his home track.

Another major cultural similarity between the two companies: they both began their entrepreneurial journey out of a garage.

George Shakelton began his Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Center business in 1983 out of a garage in his home town of Hancock, New York.

Fast forward to 2018, and Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers have ten brick and mortar locations which span over five counties in New York and Pennsylvania. Shakelton’s latest store expansion includes his Middletown, New York location, at 68 Dolson Avenue, whereas Shakelton took over a former Advance Auto Parts location.

Other Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Center locations include: 

  •     74 Pleasant Street, Monticello, New York 12701
  •     4547 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, New York 12748
  •     28 Cottage Street, Roscoe, New York 12778
  •     144 Mill Street, Liberty, New York 12754
  •     5764 Route 209 Kerhonkson, New York 12446
  •     8085 Route 209, Ellenville, New York 12428
  •     5 Canal Street, Port Jervis, New York 12771
  •     456 West Main Street, Hancock, New York 13783
  •     107 Route 6, Milford, Pennsylvania 18337

 

Extreme Kleaner also got its start as a local brand, where in 2012 it was packaged and made available for consumers throughout the local area in selected retailer locations. Fast forward to 2018, and Extreme Kleaner is available in over 500+ retailer locations nationwide, including Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Centers.

Extreme Kleaner, the Main Street Premium Brand since 2012, is available in two formulas: a multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser; and glass, tile and more formula. Extreme Kleaner has been vetted by National Sanitation Federation and by the US Bowling Congress.

Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments are available in selected hardware, auto parts, and general stores. Extreme Xtra, available for both gasoline and diesel powered engines/vehicles, first made market entry in 2009, and since has experienced a re-branding practice that has rolled out over the course of the last two years.

“With the Shakelton-Extreme Partnership in place, Bethel Motor Speedway and Accord Speedway race fans and track attendees that find value in Extreme Kleaner and Extreme Xtra Fuel Treatments can be redirected to obtain their supply of each product at a Shakelton NAPA Auto & Truck Center location nearest to them,” concluded Stefano.

A portion of every sale of Extreme Kleaner is dedicated toward assisting local and/or regional causes. Former causes which received the benefit of this initiative include Project Help, a cause aimed at helping to eradicate Veteran Homelessness; STEM Education, the performing arts, and non-profit educational forums for environmental and economic sustainability. The product’s parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions has also helped sponsor local 5k runs for many good causes.

Extreme Energy Solutions, Extreme Kleaner, and the SMART Emissions Reducer are proud partners of Daytona International Speedway and Daytona 500. For more information visit http://www.ExtremeEnergySolutions.net or http://www.ShaksAuto.com

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for Great Britain

Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for Great Britain. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost effective manner. IAPC EHS audit protocols are now prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS teaming partners, STC has indepth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 30 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and safety performance. In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in the newly developed protocol include: 

  •     “Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, S.I. 1154” transpose fifteen EU Directives to the UK law including “Directive 2012/27/EU” on energy efficiency, “Directive 2010/75/EU” on industrial emissions and “Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom” laying down basic safety standards for the protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010” except for Regulations 1, 67, 107 and Schedule 26, which are still in force.
  •     “Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017” transpose “Directive 2011/92/EU” on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. These Regulations implement the Directive in respect of the town and country planning system in England only and repeal and replace the “Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011.”
  •     “Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 567 (W. 136)” implement “Directive 2011/92/EU” on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment and amending. These Regulations establish procedures and requirements for the assessment of the impacts on the environment of proposals to build certain public and private projects in Wales. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016.”
  •     “Town and County Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017” establish procedures and requirements for the assessment of the impacts on the environment of proposals to build certain public and private projects in Scotland. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Town and County Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.”
  •     “Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008” sets forth requirements for the temporary storage and disposal of mercury waste.
  •     “Private Water Supplies Regulations 2016, S.I. 2016 No. 618” establish sanitation standards for the water in England. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009” and concern the quality of water provided for drinking, washing, or cooking or for food production purposes by private suppliers in England.
  •     “Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1041 (W. 270)” establish sanitation standards for the water in Wales. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010” and concern the quality of water provided for drinking, washing, or cooking or for food production purposes by private suppliers in Wales.
  •     “Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017” replace (and partly re-enact with modifications) the provisions of the “Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006” so far as they apply to a “Type A supply,” pursuant to the further implementation of “Council Directive 98/83/EC” on the quality of water intended for human consumption including, in particular, the amendments made by “Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1787 amending Annexes II and III to Council Directive 98/83/EC; and Council Directive 2013/51/EURATOM” laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption.
  •     “The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 389” amend the “Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011,” and repeal the “Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006.”
  •     “Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1075” impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons against ionising radiation arising from work with radioactive substances and other sources of ionising radiation and also impose certain duties on employees. The Regulations repeal and replace the “Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999.”
  •     “Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1200, last amended by S.I. 1200, 2017” supplement “Regulation EU 2017/852” on mercury by establishing offences, penalties, and enforcement powers relating to that Regulation in Great Britain. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Mercury Export and Data (Enforcement) Regulations 2010.”
  •     “Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018, S.I. 2018, No. 219, 2018” set forth requirements for radioactive substances activities in Scotland. These Regulations repeal and replace the “Radioactive Substances Act 1993.”

For more information on all International EHS audit protocols offered by STP and STC click here.

About Specialty Technical Publishers 
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.

About Specialty Technical Consultants 
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm working to enhance environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its consulting services, STC partners with clients to strengthen management systems' design and implementation, and identifies needs and implements solutions to meet business objectives. Services provided include: EHS compliance support; risk assessment; EHS auditing; corporate responsibility and sustainability; EHS management systems development and implementation; EHS regulatory information tools; and EHS training.

STC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Clearinghouse for the California Public Utilities Commission, and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. 

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Top General Dentist In Woodland Hills Unveils an Innovative and Affordable Method to Insert Dental Implants

Dr. Kaveh Kanani D.D.S. is the head of Around the Corner Dental Health Spa, the most popular family dentistry clinic in Woodland Hills. This well established general dentist has recently unveiled an inventive method of inserting dental implants.

The goal of dental implants is to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing for an extended period of time, the jawbone that used to hold the root of the tooth suffers from moderate to severe bone loss. When this happens, the jawbone is not able to support the implantation of a titanium dental implant as this requires drilling into a significantly eroded and weakened jawbone. The patient will then have to undergo what is known as a block bone graft surgery where he or she is placed under anesthesia and a small piece of bone is removed. The bone is typically taken from the ribs, chin, hip or cadaver. This block of bone will then be placed into the jawbone to create a thicker platform where the dentist can then drill and place the dental implant into.

This is when Dr. Kanani’s method showcases its superiority. Known as the Flap-less/Drill-less Surgery Method, it allows patients to forgo the need to undergo block bone graft surgery. There is no need to drill into the jawbone to place the dental implant as Dr. Kanani uses a series of dental instruments to expand the jawbone until a sufficient pocket has formed. All this is done without losing any bone tissue as Dr. Kanani has figured out a way to condense the outer bone into a thicker wall which creates more support for the implant. He will then place the dental implant into the gap, suture it close and give the patient several months to recover. Once the gap has healed, Dr. Kanani will place a replacement tooth over the implant, giving the patient a perfect set of teeth.

The innovative aspect of this method is that its creator has successfully engineered a way to insert dental implants without the need to drill into the jawbone and cut the gum open. This promises the patient a much shorter healing period, less pain and a less hefty dental bill. When it comes to Dr. Kanani’s method, patients need not undergo block bone graft surgery and this saves them thousands of dollars in dental implant costs.

There is no doubt that Dr. Kanani has significantly transformed the way that dentists and patients alike approach dental implants. The Flap-less/Drill-less Surgery Method is a clever solution to a worldwide problem as it offers patients the chance to recover a full set of teeth again at a fraction of the cost and pain that it is usually associated with.

Currently, Dr. Kanani and his team at Around the Corner Dental Health Spa are inviting new patients into their fold by offering complimentary appointments to first timers. To find out more about this amazing family dentist in Woodland Hills or to make an appointment, feel free to head to http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com or call (818) 962-1141.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

NJ Top Doc, Dr. Kishwar Shareef Included in Apple's Health Records Project

Apple’s latest update to the beloved iPhone includes changes to their Health app. The Health app now allows a growing list of healthcare professionals to share health records directly to their patient’s iPhone. NJ Top Doc, Dr. Kishwar Shareef has recently been added to the list of doctors participating in this beta phase of the Health app. The full list of healthcare institutions participating in this beta program can be found here.

Dr. Shareef’s participation in this beta feature enables her patients to view important data such as immunizations, lab results, medications, and vitals directly inside the Health app of their iPhone. According to a new ONC data brief, 52% of patients were offered access to their medical records in 2017, where as in 2014 only 42% of patients were offered access.

Although access through patient portal technology now allows patients to have an expanded view of their health in a greater capacity, only a few features are being utilized. Perhaps this is because of the standard online browser functionality. According to the data, 84% of patients said they own a smartphone or a tablet. This is great news for Apple and all participating healthcare providers, as now patient’s medical records can be easily accessed in the palm of their hands as opposed to having to attempt to remember a login password on the internet.

Kishwar Shareef, MD PC is a comprehensive primary care practice specializing in internal and metabolic medicine. Dr. Shareef is a highly skilled physician who brings over twenty years of professional experience to her patients. She is board certified in internal medicine and passionately focuses on the health and well-being of all her patients.

Dr. Shareef’s steps toward making health records more easily accessible through the use of Apple’s Health app is a wonderful advantage her patients can now benefit from.

To learn more about this NJ Top Doc, please visit: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/dr-kishwar-shareef/

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Leading Pharmaceutical Returns Provider Hires New Marketing Director

Pharmaceutical Returns provider, GRx, welcomes Donna Bliss as their new Marketing Director. Donna brings with her 20 plus years of marketing experience and most recently was the Director of Content and Social Media Marketing for FindaTopDoc.

Ms. Bliss will use her strategic mindset to execute a diverse set of marketing tactics across the organization's website, voice, content, social media and print deliverables. Donna will play a pivotal role in the GRx growth initiative.

"We welcome Donna and her new ideas. In the short time she's been with GRX, she has already made an impact on our social channels and communication materials. GRx has maintained solid relationships with the industry's wholesalers and manufacturers and we can't wait for Donna to assist us in customer attraction, retention and re-engagement efforts. As a company, we are poised to grow steadily over the next twelve to twenty-four months", said Darren Volkes, Executive VP for GRx.

About GRx

With over 30 years of experience, GRx works with pharmacy customers to regain more of their spent dollars through reviews and programs that optimize return value. They handle physical processing, financial transactions and disposition of expired, full, partials, recalls and indated pharmaceutical products with unparalleled accuracy and processing speed.

GRx provides pharmaceutical returns services to all pharmacy types. Local GRx on-site service representatives are highly valued by customers for their professionalism, trustworthiness and for "going above and beyond". Business review consultations, inventory management assistance and unbeatable customer service are just a few of the attributes that customers say sets GRx apart.

Contact them at 1.800.473.2138 or visit their website for more information.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Marketing & Sales

Painless, Drill-less & Flap-less Dental Implants for only 9.00 Woodland Hills Dentist Unveils a New Technique of Inserting Dental Implants

Dr. Kanani, a popular dentist in Woodland Hills has unveiled his revolutionary technique of inserting dental implants.

Dr. Kanani’s dedication to oral surgery has encouraged him to design a new method that successfully brings the cost of dental implants down to 9.00. On top of that, his patients have been known to undergo a shorter recovery period and less pain post-surgery as opposed to those who opt to undergo the conventional method. According to this general dentist in Woodland Hills, it is important that patients fully understand the difference between the conventional method and his revised method before a making a decision on which one to undergo.

Dental Implants Explained. 
In a nutshell, getting dental implants means that the patient is going through oral surgery to replace missing tooth or multiple teeth. A slim titanium shaft is meticulously implanted into the jawbone and left to set. This shaft is known as the dental implant. Over a period of several months, the surrounding bone and tissue will then grow around the dental implant. This growth will either slow or stop more bone loss from occurring. Only when the dental implant has finally set will the dentist carefully attach the replacement tooth over it.

Conventional Method of Inserting Dental Implants
The conventional method of inserting dental implants is commonly known as the Flap Procedure. Most family dentists in Woodland Hills are able to perform this procedure. The Flap Procedure encompasses the dentist slicing through the gums and drilling into the jawbone to create a hole. The titanium dental implant will then be inserted into this hole. Sutures will then be done onto the gum to cover the gap and it will be left to heal. According to Dr. Kanani, the healing process varies according to each patient but should take between four to six months to heal. Many patients who choose to go through dental implants already suffer from moderate to severe jawbone reduction. This is because these patients have been living with tooth loss for extended periods of time. In cases such as these, a bone graft surgery has to be done before the dental implants can be inserted. This brings up the dental implants cost as patients have to have a small black of bone removed from another part of the body. This block of bone will then be inserted into the jawbone. The block of bone plays host to a solid base into where the dental implant will be inserted into. Most of the time, it will cost patients over ,000 just to go through the bone graft surgery.

Dr. Kanani’s Method of Inserting Dental Implants. 
As the top Woodland Hills dentist, Dr. Kanani has devised a way to eliminate the need for black bone graft surgery. Not only that, he also does without painful cutting and drilling. Termed the Flap-Less/Drill-Less Surgery technique, Dr. Kanani will use a series of dental equipment to expand the jawbone. A small gap will form and he will then insert the titanium dental implant into it into it. Patients of Dr. Kanani’s have attested that they went through short recovery sessions and that their dental implants cost less than expected.

Finding someone who specializes in general dentistry in Woodland Hills is not very difficult. However, one will be hard pressed to find someone as talented as Dr. Kaveh Kanani. Dr. Kanani recommends that patients meet with him to discuss the various oral surgery procedures that they can go through. The good news is that he is offering first-time patients a complimentary consultation, so those who are interested should call (818-579-9899 or visit http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com.

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Registration Now Open for R3 Stem Cell Provider Training February 15th-16th in Las Vegas

The Nation’s leading provider of regenerative medicine services, R3 Stem Cell, announced that registration is now open for the next physician stem cell therapy training course February 15th-16th 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course offers providers all the knowledge and procedure experience needed to successfully treat patients with regenerative therapies. Each provider receives a complimentary stem cell procedure! Call (844) GET-STEM or visit http://stemcelltrainingcourse.org to obtain more information and register.

With over 10,000 successful stem cell procedures having been performed nationwide (and over 50,000 PRP procedures), R3 has been at the forefront of regenerative therapies with over fifteen current protocols, IRB approval, extensive safety record and millions of views on its YouTube channel. R3 works with its Centers of Excellence on sales and marketing efforts, Artifical Intelligence, patient procedures, data acquisition and first rate biologics.

Feedback from the stem cell therapy training course has been remarkably high. Each attendee receives a stem cell procedure along with a facial rejuvenation procedure. Providers are then able to speak with patients more intelligently, having had a procedure done on themselves to relate to.

Said R3 CEO David Greene, MD, MBA, “Attendees tell me that the combination of lectures and hands on experience is extremely valuable, providing confidence when treating patients that the methods being incorporated are effective and safe. We teach aesthetics (facial, hair, ED), musculoskeletal, systemic and intranasal methods so providers will know how to perform the procedures on patients. Having the training in Las Vegas at Green Valley Resort has been exciting as well so attendees can add in some down time too!”

The training course is broken up into one day of didactic sessions, which also include a real time facial rejuvenation procedure, and then the second day at a surgery center where procedures on real patients are performed. There are sessions on biologics, marketing, sales conversion role playing, supplements, image guidance, artificial intelligence and the intranasal technique as well.

Providers have plenty of time to work on their ultrasound imaging techniques and network with the industry leading trainers. Each attendee receives a binder with all the presentations and procedure protocols along with a Completion Certificate.

In addition to February 15th and 16th, 2019, the stem cell therapy training course is offered every two months. R3 Stem Cell offers a Partnership program for providers nationwide to assist with ongoing regenerative campaign efforts with protocols, the IRB inclusion, stem cell marketing and seminars. Visit the website for more information or simply call (844) GET-STEM for additional information!

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine

Shady Grove Fertility is Expanding Its Program for Mandarin-Speaking Patients with the Addition of Physician, Dr. Sandy Li and Launch of New Mandarin Website

Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a nationally recognized fertility and IVF center with specialists who work closely with patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, announced today it’s expanding its program for Mandarin-speaking patients and welcoming bilingual physician, Sandy Li, M.D., to the practice. Dr. Li will see Mandarin and English-speaking patients in Rockville, MD and K-Street Washington, D.C. and provide a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective fertility preservation, fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, and LGBTQ family building.

Dr. Li has played an instrumental role in helping the practice expand its program for Mandarin-speaking patients by developing a dedicated Mandarin website for domestic patients. This website will provide US-based Mandarin-speaking patients with a resource for understanding the fertility journey and what to expect when receiving fertility care at SGF. An SGF website dedicated to Mandarin-speaking patients traveling to America from abroad is already available, serving the needs of China-based patients who face strict regulation and restrictions around in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more advanced procedures. In addition to high regulation, China faces significant overcrowding in state-run hospitals that are overwhelmed with demand since the country abolished in 2015 its one-child-per-family policy, a population-control measure enacted in 1979.

"Treating infertility continues to be a challenge in China, and the demand for care of patients who speak Mandarin here in the US continues to grow. By providing access to quality care and assembling a Mandarin-speaking patient care team here in the States, we can provide advanced fertility services and a streamlined process to patients traveling locally to our center, from China, or from anywhere around the world," remarks SGF's Chief Operations Officer, Philip Beatson.

“We understand the unique needs of Mandarin-speaking patients and therefore have put a supportive infrastructure in place by way of a U.S.-trained, bilingual medical team who will coordinate all aspects of patient care. Patients benefit from a patient-centric model that addresses the medical, emotional, and financial needs as well as a streamlined process that helps to manage the travel, timing, and logistical details," adds Beatson.

Sandy Li, M.D. earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and biochemistery before earning a Master of Arts in medical science from Boston University and her Doctorate of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University.

Dr. Li has received several academic and clinical honors including the Pfizer/SRI President’s Presenter Award, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship, and the Charles Hammond Research Fund, and has held various leadership positions as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Li is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has published research on a variety of fertility topics including in vitro fertilization, donor egg treatment, and fresh vs. frozen embryo transfers.

"I am proud to join the SGF physician team and hope to play an influential and encouraging role in guiding our English- and Mandarin-speaking patients through their journey to parenthood. Whether patients are traveling from around the corner or around the world, the commitment of SGF’s professional team to deliver effective, compassionate, individualized care is second to none,” says Dr. Li.

“With more and more international patients seeking treatment in the U.S., as well as domestic patients who travel more locally, the addition of Dr. Li to the practice will eliminate the language barriers some of our patients face when trying to navigate their options for fertility treatment,” says Supervisor of Patient Specialty Services, Amanda Segal.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Li or any other SGF physician, please call 1-888-761-1967 or submit this brief online form. To learn more about SGF's program for Mandarin-speaking patients, email julie.xu@integramed.com, China Program Patient Navigator or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) 
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 32 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, and FL, 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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R3 Stem Cell Performs Seven Complimentary Procedures on Military Veterans

R3 Stem Cell successfully completed regenerative procedures on seven military veterans recently as part of the R3 Heroes Program. The stem cell therapies were performed at no cost to any of the Veterans, who were all nominated by friends and family members.

“As the nation’s leader in regenerative medicine therapies, we feel it’s important to give back to those individuals who have made such a contribution to our freedom. Therefore, we created the R3 Heroes program and accepted Veterans with several types of medical conditions for regenerative therapies. We’ll be doing it every two months!,” said R3 CEO and Founder David Greene, MD, MBA.

Veterans suffering from such conditions as degenerative arthritis, neuropathy, COPD, heart failure and migraines were selected for the regenerative cell therapies. The procedures incorporate growth factors, stem cells, exosomes and other regenerative cells which work in concert with one’s body to help repair damage.

Friends and family nominated the Veterans, who came from all branches of the Military and served in various capacities. While some were local to Las Vegas, others traveled from Florida, North Carolina, Utah, Texas and California. Patients in the Heroes program pay nothing for their procedures, no matter how much of the regenerative biologic is used.

The procedures were performed in conjunction with the R3 Stem Cell Training Course, where providers participate in two full days of lectures and viewing procedures. “We want providers to be able to see our Las Vegas doctors performing real procedures on real Veterans who truly deserve a free procedure. They all have stories that are so emotional and moving, it makes the experience so memorable for all involved.”

Added Dr. Greene, “Over the past five years, our R3 Centers of Excellence nationwide have performed over 10,000 successful procedures. We have not experienced any significant adverse events, and patients’ lives are often changed with the therapies. The stem cell therapy in Las Vegas for the Veterans is performed by Double Board Certified physicians who are compassionate, knowledgeable and experts in the procedures.”

For those who would like to nominate a military veteran for the Heroes program, simply visit this web page, http://r3stemcell.com/heroand for any providers interested in the stem cell therapy training course, visit http://stemcelltrainingcourse.org or call (844) GET-STEM.

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Issue 66 of The Bridge, the Materials Science Newsletter From Rigaku, is Online

The December 2018 edition of The Bridge, the materials science newsletter from Rigaku Corporation, is now available online on the company’s global website. The Bridge presents current news and analysis techniques related to X-ray based materials science, including articles, scientific papers and news reports.

The featured article this month, contributed by AXT, covers the examination of bauxite dehydroxylation using in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD). Bauxite is the primary raw material used in the manufacture of aluminum. In situ XRD carried out on a Rigaku SmartLab X-ray diffractometer was able to demonstrate that different bauxite samples behave differently, while the hydroxide phases also transform at different temperatures compared to their pure analogues.

Application reports for XRD, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) are also featured. This month’s featured XRD technical note discusses high-speed in situ measurement of the aluminum metal melting process. The WDXRF application note discusses the measurement of trace elements in water using the “Ultra Carry” method, while the EDXRF note covers the quantification of cobalt (Co), bromine (Br) and manganese (Mn) in terephthalic acid (TPA) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA).

The book review for the month features "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life" by David Quammen. The book explores how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history.

A roundup of the latest global news stories related to materials analysis is also presented, including a report about a research team at Osaka University creating a material that could improve the safety of rechargeable batteries while lowering their manufacturing costs, and a story about the development of scanners that will utilize a hybrid system combining the commonly used X-ray technology with X-ray diffraction tomography that could soon become the standard in airports around the globe.

A new “advantage series video” presents a high performance small spot benchtop EDXRF elemental analyzer. The Rigaku NEX DE VSspectrometer delivers wide elemental coverage, able to perform small spot analysis, from sodium (Na) through uranium (U), of almost any matrix - from solids, thin films and alloys to powders, liquids and slurries.

“Recent Scientific Papers of Interest” - a monthly compilation of material analysis papers appearing in recently released journals and publications - features 17 recently published papers on research relating to materials science.

Readers can subscribe to the newsletter or view the current issue online at https://www.rigaku.com/subscribe.

About Rigaku 
Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,400 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 90 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Health & Medicine

Cold Laser Therapy Treatments to Become Standardized?

Cold laser therapy has been in existence for several decades, ever since the 1960s. It has had well over 5,000 reports written on it and it is fast becoming another alternative way to treating pain. In fact, the past decade has shown significant improvements in the equipment used to treat patients with this light therapy, but there has never been a way of standardizing this technology to provide consistent relief to patients.

That is until now. Newly formed company, Cold Laser Protocols has been developing protocols over the past few years in order to provide patients with consistent results in treating all kinds of joint and arthritic pain. It has developed a special software package that contains hundreds of different settings which any doctor with access to can utilize and apply to their patients.

So, if a patient came into a practice with a low back problem, the doctor will be prompted by the software to ask certain questions including age, skin type, type of pain and many other variables. These answers are entered into the software and it then calculates a treatment plan to be followed by the doctor and patient, and all the appropriate settings that should be entered into the cold laser equipment. Not only that, the protocols have been developed and can be applied to any manufacturer of cold laser device.

Over time and with more and more doctors signing up to the service, the company aims to further develop and improve patient outcome rates by analyzing all data received by users worldwide. This will be invaluable to all users as before any treatment is made on any patient, doctors will already have an excellent idea of what pain level they can expect to reduce the patient's suffering to and make accurate assessments.

The subscription based service aims to be launched in the early part of 2019 and will make neck and back protocols immediately available. Further extremity levels will be launched as they too are added onto the service.

Dr Coletti says "We are getting very close to the first phase of completion of our software and are eager and excited to launch to doctors in the US and then beyond. We are excited to see patients be able to reduce pain without the need of surgery or opioids."

Scott Coletti DC has been in private practice in Florida since 2000. He Co-founded Cold Laser Protocols®, a software in which he developed to assist other practitioners in growing Cold Laser within their practice. He invites those highly intrigued to visit his site at https://coldlaserprotocols.com/ Dr. Coletti grew this passion when he saw his patients and practice soar, especially when it fell into his lap. He was adamant that he wanted to help other doctors though making it so simple a Kindergartner could follow.

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Fins Attached Partners with Dr. Peter Klimley for a Biology of Sharks and Rays Program: Course to Take Place on the Expedition Vessel Sharkwater

Fins Attached, Marine Research and Conservation non-profit, is excited to announce a partnership with well-known Marine Biologist, Dr. Peter Klimley, a scientist known lovingly as Dr. Hammerhead. An educational marine biology course on sharks and rays will take place on Fins Attached expedition vessel, the Sharkwater in the Eastern Tropical Pacific in the summer of 2019.

Dr. A. Peter Klimley has studied sharks for over three decades and has written over 60 scientific articles on the behavior and ecology of sharks and rays. The topics of his studies have ranged from the complex social habits and keen navigational abilities of hammerhead sharks to the feeding tactics and communication behavior of white sharks. Dr. Klimley realizes that the partnership with Fins Attached is an ideal way to help students learn about sharks and rays, studying in their natural habitat.

"Although I am now retired from UC Davis, my passion for sharks and marine biology has not waned,” stated Dr. Klimley. “Partnering with Fins Attached is a way for me to continue to contribute to the study and conservation of sharks and rays." During his graduate career, he spent many a day free diving among hammerhead sharks, and placing electronic tags on sharks to follow their movements around a seamount and away into the surrounding depths. Dr. Klimley’s pioneering studies of sharks, which in a sense is a manual on how to study sharks, “Secret Life of Sharks,” is available for purchase on Amazon.

Fins Attached has had a busy year since April 2017, when Fins Attached, acquired and launched the vessel Sharkwater, named after the documentary Sharkwater in honor of friend and award-winning filmmaker, the late Rob Stewart. Since then, the Sharkwater has hosted a few private research expeditions and even hosted the remaining Sharkwater filming crew to finish shooting Sharkwater Extinction. Hosting a college-level course on the Sharkwater vessel is a natural next step for Fins Attached.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Klimley on board with us,” began Dr Alex Antoniou, founder of Fins Attached. “This will help fulfill a key mission for Fins Attached, to educate future marine scientist to ultimately help protect these vulnerable animals."

Another Dr. Klimley book, “Biology of Sharks and Rays,” is also available for purchase on Amazon.com and it is the textbook for the upcoming course. If the public would like to learn more about marine conservation, visit finsattached.org. Dr. Klimley will be in attendance at the annual Fins Attached Gala in Denver on February 9, 2019. Donate today and help save ocean wildlife by contributing to the fight against sharks being mercilessly finned. Sharks play a vital role to the health of the marine environment, which ultimately affects all life on earth. To become a sponsor of the course and support marine biology students to enroll, contact info(at)finsattached.org.

As Rob Stewart once put it, "Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth and that above all else is worth fighting for."

About Fins Attached 
Fins Attached conducts research, promotes conservation and provides education for the protection of marine ecosystems. Fins Attached believes in the preservation of our world's precious resources and that through the protection of the ocean's apex predators marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth. Fins Attached is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit finsattached.org, or email info(at)finsattached.org. studysharks.org.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,Non Profit,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Safe & Effective Treatment of Facial Veins Large or Small - A Guide To Treating Face Veins

‘A Guide To Treating Face Veins,’ by Ronald Bush, MD, FACS, and Peggy Bush, APRN, is the first book dedicated solely to the treatment of facial veins. In the book they explain their vast clinical expertise in this widely misunderstood field of venous disease. Just published, it is essential for all practitioners considering treatment of even the smallest veins of the face.

With emphasis on the complex vascular and communicating venous network of the face, safe and effective methods of treatment are discussed in a step-by-step process and ample guidance is given to help avoid complications.

The majority of larger blue (reticular) veins of the face are resistant to laser applications. Surgical approaches leave bruises for weeks and are unsuccessful in many patients.

Sclerotherapy, in the foamed state properly administered, is the most effective treatment of larger veins and minimal sequalae occur after treatment. As outlined in the book, by controlling the flow and direction of the injected foam sclerosant, facial veins can be treated in a safe manner. In most patients, only one treatment is necessary.

“This concise book should be studied by anyone who treats or desires to treat veins of the face.” Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, FACPh, RVT, RPhS, Veincare Centers of Tennessee.

“For any clinician considering treating veins of the face this illustrated treatise is an excellent resource for the proper and safe treatment of facial veins.” Joseph Raffeto, MD, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

For your copy and for more information please email us at info(at)aestheticveintraining.com, or call 400-900-8346. ‘A Guide To Treating Face Veins,’ is also available on Amazon.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Gulf Breeze Recovery on a Common Medication Becoming a Threat for Overdose

Gabapentin, on the market since 1993 and sold under the brand name Neurontin, is a nonopioid medication approved to treat seizure disorders and nerve pain like that commonly associated with shingles. Recently gabapentin has been showing up in a disturbing number of overdose deaths.

In an all too familiar story, a drug initially viewed as safe is being abused and contributing to overdose deaths. Once considered a substance that had little potential for abuse, gabapentin is being recreationally abused with sometimes deadly results. As opioids become harder to access, individuals are using and misusing gabapentin. Doctors, looking for alternatives to prescribe for pain due to stronger regulations on opioids, are prescribing gabapentin for pain but are sometimes unaware of the drug’s abuse potential. Kentucky became the first state to classify gabapentin as a Schedule 5 drug after it was detected in one-third of overdose deaths in 2016. Unlike opioids, no antidote is available for an overdose of gabapentin.

People often mix gabapentin with other drugs, saying that, when used in conjunction with opioids, it will increase their high. Research estimates show that between 15 to 25 percent of opioid abusers also use gabapentin.

In 2004, Warner-Lambert, the company who originally manufactured gabapentin, pled guilty to charges that it promoted gabapentin for multiple unapproved uses. Their aggressive marketing encouraged prescribing gabapentin for migraines, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. The company agreed to pay over 0 million to settle those charges.

Pharmacy giant Pfizer purchased Warner-Lambert in 2000 and continues to sell gabapentin under the brand name Neurontin. In a statement, the company says that they recognize the importance of preventing misuse and will work with health officials to monitor safety. In addition to Kentucky’s action of classifying gabapentin as a schedule 5 drug, several states including West Virginia, Minnesota and Ohio use their prescription databases to track gabapentin prescriptions. A federal response, including possible nationwide reclassification of gabapentin, is being suggested by some researchers, but no federal action has been taken at this time. 

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Posted in: Health & Medicine,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

SameDay Security Created Virtual Caregiver Enters Clinical Trials With G60 Trauma

Virtual Caregiving is set to enter both the healthcare industry and patient home settings. In January 2019, G60 Trauma (G60Trauma.org) will begin testing Addison Care, the world’s first, comprehensive virtual caregiving system to provide real time, 24/7 patient monitoring and care.

Addison Care provides exciting new components to an interactive voice platform to demonstrate an interactive, augmented reality feature tied to visual sensing and connected home devices. Now, not only can you have a two-way conversation with an Electronic Caregiver, but the technology comes alive with an expertly designed augmented reality character named Addison, developed on AWS Sumerian. Addison provides a breakthrough user interface.

What can Addison do? In a clinical setting, Addison can greet a patient, recognized through facial recognition, conduct a verbal health examination, collect vitals, and even direct a comprehensive gait and balance session to determine the probability of a ground level fall in a particular patient. In the residential environment, Addison provides medication reminders, verifies medication consumption, provides medical test reminders, monitors vitals, demonstrates rehabilitation exercises, assesses a patient’s progress, mood, fall risk and responses to escalating conditions and emergencies including contacting responders or caregivers in time of patient need.

How does Addison work? A network of wireless visual sensors, local AI (artificial intelligence)-based processors, interactive tablets, Bluetooth biometric devices and emergency monitoring devices will be setup in a residence. Addison Care will be marketed and supported by a network of nationwide private duty home care providers that will serve as both live caregivers and Addison Care representatives. CEO of SDS, Anthony Dohrmann said, “Our goal is to expand affordable population health care to the masses, while lightening the burden on providers and payers. We are delivering an exciting new form of technology to patients and the active aging to improve their quality of life and health outcomes.” Addison will be making its debut at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show January 8-11, 2019, Booth: Sands Convention Center Halls A-D – 42142.

Why partner with G60 Trauma Organization? Dr. Alicia Mangram, founder of G60 Trauma in Phoenix, Arizona, is a surgeon and acclaimed trauma specialist who has devoted her career to improving trauma care through advocacy, surgical and critical care research, education and community services. G60 Trauma is a specialized care program designed for trauma patients over the age of 60, with the goal of optimizing their recovery and safely discharging them back to their homes. This partnership will allow us to study hundreds of patients who have had a ground level fall and provide us with the data and information we need to continue producing products and services geared toward prevention and superior outcomes.

With an expert research team of professionals behind hundreds of successful research publications and processes, G60 Trauma team will be conducting an expansive study involving over 500 patients to document the effectiveness of Addison Care and Electronic Caregiver on improving patient outcomes, increasing patient and family satisfaction, reducing hospital readmission and reducing mortalities. Also, improving treatment adherence with the hope of validating a more effective, outcome based, continuum of care capable of reducing the long-term pressures and costs associated with long-term care and chronic disease management.

“The costs of treatment non-adherence have been reported to be as high as 0B annually and is noted as being responsible for 50% of all treatment failures. In a period of nursing and physician shortages, where home care is inadequate in frequency partly due to high cost, our hope is that Addison Care and Electronic Caregiver can fill the gap in patient care and bring better outcomes to the masses,” Dr. Alicia Mangram stated.

About SameDay Security, Inc. and Electronic Caregiver

SameDay Security (SDS) is one of the fastest growing monitored technology providers in the U.S. and one of only a handful of nationwide service providers. Known as the Electronic Caregiver CompanyTM and founded in 2009, SDS currently provides automated home care solutions and safety devices nationwide to thousands of clients. SDS has invested over ,000,000 in patient screenings, research and development. SDS will disclose a new capital offering after CES to fuel new product launches and expansion. SDS has developing contracts with hundreds of home care partners across America who will participate in Addison Care marketing to their clients. New clinical trials are scheduled with G60 Trauma of Phoenix, Arizona, involving 500 patients over 3 years to determine the impact on patient outcomes, cost reduction, lower hospitalization, chronic disease management and long-term care. Electronic Caregiver employs over 70 employees and is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico. http://www.electroniccaregiver.com

About G60Trauma.org 
G60 is a specialized trauma care program developed by Dr. Alicia Mangram. Since 2009, Dr. Mangram has devoted her career to improving trauma care through advocacy, surgical and critical care research, education and community services. In the beginning of her career, she quickly realized that a traumatic injury in patients 60 years and older could occur from a simple fall resulting in a hip fracture. The traditional approach was to admit them to a medical facility and await medical clearance for pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, etc. prior to any surgery.

While patients waited for medical clearance, other medical related complications could develop. Recognizing the cause of these complications lead to a paradigm shift and implementing an aggressive care approach for our G60 population. Through evidence-based research, Dr. Mangram and her team developed a care plan to address the needs of G60 trauma patients. These care plans achieved several goals, such as: Expedited early identification in the ER, admission to trauma service, alternative pain management modalities, for example, hip block, multidisciplinary care rounds with integration of the Biopsychosocial Model, evaluation of care approach through research and data analysis, achievement of optimal level of functioning and independence upon discharge.

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Top Woodland Hills Dentist Unveils Revolutionary Method of Combating Tooth Loss

Dr. Kanani is well known as one of the most popular family dentists in Woodland Hills and one of the top reasons for this is because he has engineered a revolutionary way to permanently solve the problem of tooth loss.

All patients have to do is to undergo dental implants and they never have to worry about suffering from missing teeth again. According to an article published on 1 June 2013 on Nature World News, “3.9 billion people suffer from dental problems” (http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2220/20130601/3-9-billion-people-suffer-dental-problems-report.htm). The article goes on to say that "tooth loss is often the final result when preventive or conservative treatments for tooth decay or gum disease fail or are unavailable.”

According to Dr. Kanani the statistics clearly speak for themselves. Bad oral health is rampant throughout the world and the United States is no exception. According to this general doctor in Woodland Hills, there are certain oral surgery methods that can be taken to combat tooth loss, one of which is getting dental implants. Here is some information on undergoing dental implants with Dr. Kanani.

What Are Dental Implants? 
Commonly known as the long term solution to tooth loss, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the patient’s jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. According to Dr. Kanani, the ideal candidate for a dental implant should be in good general and oral health. However, some patients who have been living with missing teeth for extended periods of time suffer from moderate to severe bone loss. This means that they have to undergo block bone graft surgery before getting dental implants. A small block of bone will be removed from another part of the body, typically from the ribs, and placed into the jaw to form a solid base into where the titanium dental implant is placed.

Dental Implants With Dr. Kanani 
Dr. Kanani has designed a brilliant technique of inserting dental implants without requiring the patient to undergo block bone graft surgery. This reduces the total dental implants cost by up to ,000. The significantly reduced rate gives many patients the opportunity to afford this expensive and lengthy procedure. Dr. Kanani’s new method is called the Flap-Less/Drill-Less Surgery method. This family dentist in Woodland Hills will use a series of dental instruments to expand the jawbone. The dental implant will be placed into the gap that is formed. As opposed to conventional methods of getting dental implants, Dr. Kanani’s way does not involve cutting and drilling, thus significantly reducing his patients’ healing time. Not only that, patients who choose to undergo oral surgery with Dr. Kanani will be treated to some of the finest dental equipment and staff in the country.

Dr. Kanani is offering a complimentary consultation for first time patients. Additionally in line with Mother’s Day, he is also offering dental implants starting from the very affordable rate of 9.00. Make an appointment with this Woodland Hills dentist by calling (818) 579-9899 or heading to http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com.

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Top General Dentist In Woodland Hills Dr. Kaveh Kanani Unveils an Innovative and Affordable Method To Insert Dental Implants

Dr. Kaveh Kanani D.D.S. is the head of Kanani Dental Group, the most popular family dentistry clinic in Woodland Hills. This well established general dentist has recently unveiled an inventive method of inserting dental implants.

The goal of dental implants is to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing for an extended period of time, the jawbone that used to hold the root of the tooth suffers from moderate to severe bone loss. When this happens, the jawbone is not able to support the implantation of a titanium dental implant as this requires drilling into a significantly eroded and weakened jawbone. The patient will then have to undergo what is known as a block bone graft surgery where he or she is placed under anesthesia and a small piece of bone is removed. The bone is typically taken from the ribs, chin, hip or cadaver. This block of bone will then be placed into the jawbone to create a thicker platform where the dentist can then drill and place the dental implant into.

This is when Dr. Kanani’s method showcases its superiority. Known as the Flap-less/Drill-less Surgery Method, it allows patients to forgo the need to undergo block bone graft surgery. There is no need to drill into the jawbone to place the dental implant as Dr. Kanani uses a series of dental instruments to expand the jawbone until a sufficient pocket has formed. All this is done without losing any bone tissue as Dr. Kanani has figured out a way to condense the outer bone into a thicker wall which creates more support for the implant. He will then place the dental implant into the gap, suture it close and give the patient several months to recover. Once the gap has healed, Dr. Kanani will place a replacement tooth over the implant, giving the patient a perfect set of teeth.

The innovative aspect of this method is that its creator has successfully engineered a way to insert dental implants without the need to drill into the jawbone and cut the gum open. This promises the patient a much shorter healing period, less pain and a less hefty dental bill. When it comes to Dr. Kanani’s method, patients need not undergo block bone graft surgery and this saves them thousands of dollars in dental implant costs.

There is no doubt that Dr. Kanani has significantly transformed the way that dentists and patients alike approach dental implants. The Flap-less/Drill-less Surgery Method is a clever solution to a worldwide problem as it offers patients the chance to recover a full set of teeth again at a fraction of the cost and pain that it is usually associated with.

Currently, Dr. Kanani and his team at Kanani Dental Group are inviting new patients into their fold by offering complimentary appointments to first timers. To find out more about this amazing family dentist in Woodland Hills or to make an appointment, feel free to head to http://www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com or call (818) 962-1141.

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RSS Email Newsletters Put PRWeb on your site Aeroflow Healthcare Acquires Wheelock Home Medical’s CPAP Resupply Program

Aeroflow Healthcare, a leading durable medical equipment (DME) provider and Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, today announced the acquisition of Wheelock Home Medical's continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) resupply program. This line of business ensures much-needed medical devices are replaced regularly to fully adhere to patients’ sleep apnea treatment.

Over time, CPAP supplies can deteriorate as oil from patients’ skin can cause CPAP masks and other parts to break down, allowing air to leak. As a result, patients are unable to receive their prescribed air pressure for effective treatment and need replacements. In older CPAP supplies, harmful pathogens, mold, and allergens can collect, making regular replacements crucial for overall health.

The acquisition of Wheelock Home Medical’s program allows CPAP resupply patients in Michigan access to Aeroflow’s advanced resupply process, providing patients with new, sanitized equipment based on their individual replacement schedules. Wheelock Home Medical has planned the transition of care for these patients as a function of closing its business.

“By acquiring Wheelock Home Medical’s CPAP resupply line, Aeroflow expands its geographic reach and is now better equipped to continue its ongoing mission of improving patients’ quality of life,” said Andrew Amoth, Corporate Development Associate, Aeroflow Healthcare. “The transition of Wheelock’s patient base was executed in a very patient-friendly manner, and Aeroflow will ensure the patients are provided with the service and attention required to support their sleep therapy.”

In order to provide more patients with exceptional care, Aeroflow will continue to expand via mergers and acquisitions with a strategy mutually beneficial to Aeroflow and the companies and lines of business it acquires. Most importantly, smaller businesses will receive resources to improve care for future and existing patients.

About Aeroflow Healthcare

Aeroflow Healthcare was founded Asheville, NC in 2001 as a home oxygen provider, and has since grown to become one of the leading durable medical equipment providers nationwide. For three consecutive years, Aeroflow has been ranked on Inc. Magazine’s List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. In 2017, Aeroflow was also awarded the HME Excellence Award for Best Home Medical Equipment Provider and has been recognized as a business offering top-notch benefits to employees with the Great Place to Work Award. Aeroflow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurance. To learn more about Aeroflow Healthcare and getting medical equipment through insurance, visit Aeroflowinc.com.

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Synergy Consultants & CPAs Lead Dental Professionals To New Levels of Success

Last month, Synergy Consultants & CPAs hosted their 3rd annual Dental Business & Legal Symposium in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The nationwide two-day event captured the attention of more than 280 dental professionals eager to learn efficient ways to grow their practice and continue their education. Managing partner and co-founder, Amr Alian, gathered over 15 speakers to discuss innovative techniques and new information of the dental industry. “We originally began this event for our clients in 2015. Since then, the demand increased. We had to extend the invitation nationwide. This year’s success surpassed our expectations,” says Amr Alian.

Amr Alian, CPA, MBA, CVA is a well known dental CPA and consultant with over 10 years of experience. He is continuously sought after due to his overwhelming success. “Mr. Alian has developed a unique strategy in growing dental practices of all sizes with comprehensive tax planning and dental transitions. His successful track record is astonishing and more dental professionals are taking notice,” says Natalie Babik, Business Development Associate.

Unlike previous events, Synergy Consultants & CPAs decided to expand the event to include office managers after much demand. “Last year, many of our attendees asked to include office managers. We decided it would be a great idea since office managers play a vital role for each practice.” Needless to say, the office manager segment was a success. “We added a course for office managers and attendance was amazing. We will definitely include it again.”

Synergy Consultants & CPAs provides dental professionals with business and accounting consultation to achieve financial goals and increase their practice’s value. “Dental professionals rely on us for solutions to expand, partner, and improve their cash flow. We want to be part of their success so we tailor each plan accordingly,” says Alian. As the dental industry evolves, so do the topics at each event. “That is the main reason why dentists seek Mr. Alian. He stays current on industry trends and recommends proactive solutions. Our clients are always 10 steps ahead of the competitor as a result,” says Babik.

Interested dental professionals should contact Synergy Consultants & CPAs at (571) 313-1804 or visit the office at 1939 Roland Clarke Place, Suite 310 Reston, VA 20191 for more information. “We will be planning for another event in 2019. And, a larger venue will be considered to accommodate more attendees. We anticipate that the number will exceed this year’s turnout.” Dental professionals can also visit their website for accounting resources and announcements.

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How Microscopic Remedies Called Liposomes May Reduce Painful Toxins and Inflammation in Neurological Lyme Disease Infections

Two Frogs Healing Center, a natural treatment clinic for getting rid of persistent tick infections like Lyme disease, will be hosting the Getting Rid of Lyme Disease Issues with Liposomes Evening Lecture on Wednesday December 5th from 6pm - 9pm at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI)

Lyme Disease is the number one vector borne illness in the US and in the US armed forces. Lyme Disease bacteria have developed multiple methods to become resistant to antibiotic treatment. Despite taking antibiotics or other remedies for months or years, these patients diagnosed with Lyme disease continue report relapsing symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, inflammation. Fortunately, research has shown that specific essential oils are more effective at killing persistent forms of Lyme disease in lab studies. Delivering these oils in microparticle remedies called "liposomes" are having promising clinical results in reducing neurological Lyme disease symptoms. Due to their tiny particle size, liposomal remedies are able to penetrate deeper into the brain, inside cells, and under biofilms where pathogens like to hide. At the recent International Lyme Disease and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) 2018 Conference, liposomal essential oils were identified as one of the remedies that were helping Dr. Horowitz's chronic Lyme patients to recover more quickly. For over eight years, liposomal essential oils have been more effective at significantly reducing neurological and toxic symptoms in our patients diagnosed with Lyme disease.

At our clinic, we have successfully treated hundreds of patients diagnosed with Lyme disease and multiple tick borne co-infections. At the "Reducing Lyme Disease Pain by 75%+ with Liposomes" lecture we'll also be sharing how innovative treatments like electrical frequency scans help to identify the real underlying issues, enhance the effectiveness of treatments and remedies for each person.

"Liposomal essential oil remedies have the unique ability to penetrate into the brain, cells, and through biofilms to relieve pain and toxins from Lyme disease and co-infections," - Greg Lee, President Two Frogs Healing Center. He will be sharing about the huge improvements that patients have received through liposomes and other treatments at the "Reducing Lyme Disease Pain by 75%+ with Liposomes" talk on Wednesday December 5th.

About the Two Frogs Healing Center 
The Two Frogs Healing Center has been a provider of natural microparticle "liposome" remedies and treatments for helping patients to stop their persistent infections including Lyme disease, viruses, mold, bacteria, and parasites. Using advanced electrical scanning technology, The Two Frogs Healing Center is able to identify the signatures of underlying pathogens that are causing relapsing symptoms.

Two Frogs also produces targeted, customized microparticle remedies to address multiple chronic infections, toxins, and painful symptoms. Its treatments and remedies encompass Frequency Specific Microcurrent, cold laser, acupuncture, cupping and bloodletting, craniosacral therapy, targeted Liposomal remedies, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, antimicrobial herbs, and detoxification supplements. The Two Frogs Healing Center has served the Lyme disease community since 2006 and has a clinic in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. For more information, visit http://www.GoodbyeLyme.com/events/get_rid_lyme.

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LiveWall Living Walls Enliven the Healing Landscape at HOPE Tower

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center includes two LiveWall® Living Walls in the landscaping of the HOPE Tower. Hope Tower is the new 5 million, 300,000-square-foot outpatient care facility on the east campus of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. The two green walls, totaling 514 square feet, were installed with the LiveWall® Outdoor Living Wall System, the green industry’s most sustainable, durable and low-maintenance living wall system.

“Guided by a patient-centered approach to care, and understanding that a sense of well-being and peace of mind are essential to healing, we set out to create an environment for holistic care that is beautiful, welcoming, accessible, and convenient,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market, Hackensack Meridian Health. “From thinking about how patients and their families enter the building and what they see as they do, to selecting colors and materials, to designing the process of care and clinical workflow – every decision we made in the design of HOPE Tower was to enhance the patient experience and promote healing.”

“The green walls are essential,” said Drew Smithson, chief operating officer, Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “They transform highly visible exterior walls, which would be otherwise unremarkable, into vertical gardens that are an integrated part of the whole landscape.”

The two living walls each measure 22 feet 8 inches wide x 11 feet 3 and 3/8 inches high. Everyone who enters HOPE Tower from the parking garage walks along a corridor with floor to ceiling windows and sees the ground level green wall in a garden courtyard that is being established with a green roof. The living wall partially covers the exterior wall of a linear accelerator (technology used in precise radiation treatment of cancers). Rather than the cold, institutional feeling of a blank, gray wall, patients, their families and visitors are invited into HOPE Tower with a welcoming, calming view of sun-splashed greenery.

Plants are getting established on the other green wall, which is taking shape as part of the green roof landscape on the outdoor terrace that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on the tenth floor. The green wall will soften the appearance of the exterior red brick wall. With the green wall, all four directions on the terrace will have visual interest and appeal.

“By extending the landscape up the sides of the structural walls, the green walls complement the landscape design and bring a vertical element to the spaces that make the landscapes more complete,” said Chris Cirrotti, vice president and principal in charge, Dewberry, the exterior civil engineering and landscape architecture firm for the HOPE Tower project.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. With more than 1,200 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, the medical center’s team provides quality care in a patient-centered, environmentally friendly setting. The team’s commitment to excellence has earned Jersey Shore University Medical Center numerous accolades, including being named #4 in New Jersey.

The medical center’s clinical research program and commitment to medical education is evident through an affiliation with Hackensack Meridian School for Medicine at Seton Hall University. The medical center serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs.

LiveWall
Designed with a healthy regard for plants, LiveWall® is the patented living wall system that achieves simplicity and sustainability in harmony with nature. LiveWall is the result of four years of R&D by the professionals who created LiveRoof®, the superior green roof system. LiveWall green wall solutions are engineered with horticultural and structural features specific for indoor and outdoor environments. LiveWall supports plants as nature intended — roots growing down, stems and leaves growing up. With unsurpassed versatility to grow a diversity of plant types, LiveWall transforms ordinary walls into inspiring, thriving vertical landscapes that are simple to install and easy to maintain. Follow LiveWall on LinkedIn, like LiveWall on Facebook, and for more information call 877-554-4065.

Link to Project Photos: LiveWall Hope Tower
Link to Project Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A715YgLZqQ

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Hairlossly Offers Reliable Information On The Best Hair Loss Treatment Products for Women

Press Release: Hairlossly, the hair care specific website, provides highly researched and informative blogs and articles about the best hair loss treatment products available on the market today. Hairlossly also offers attractive deals on some of the top brands available on the market today, in the women’s hair care niche.

“We are delighted to bring to you information about some of the best hair loss treatment products available on the market today,” says the spokesperson for the website. “We have a team of hair care experts who keep a close watch on the developments in the field of hair care. You can visit our website to get details about the most popular brands and the latest launches, all in one convenient place.”

The team of hair care experts at Hairlossly provides detailed information about professional hair care products and the latest introductions in the market. The team, with their unmatched experienced in analyzing hair care treatment and solutions, then offer detailed information on such products for the benefit of customers.

Apart from featuring the best hair loss treatment products, Hairlossly also has a section where visitors can find highly informative articles and blogs on the subject of hair loss and hair rejuvenation. Visitors can also find highly valuable tops for preventing hair loss and for a head full of healthy hair.

Currently, some of the most popular posts about hair on the website are Signs That You Are Headed For Hair Loss, 5 Vitamins For Healthy Hair, How Hair Loss Affects Women, How To Maintain Positive Body Image While Experiencing Hair Loss and the Best 7 Shampoos for Hair Loss Prevention. There are many other such blogs and articles by some of the top experts on the subject on the website. Hairlossly also keeps updating this page with fresh content by hair care professionals, beauticians, and industry experts.

One of the brands that the website recommends for dealing with woman’s hair is Keranique. It is a woman-specific hair loss treatment that’s clinically proven to help hair regrowth in women. Keranique is the featured hair regrowth product on Hairlossly.

Hairlossly has several sections dedicated to information sharing on various aspects of hair care. Readers can find the best articles on the subject in their Lifestyle and Health sections. Hairlossly also has a research and therapy guide section which offers information about innovative products for the treatment of hair loss and for the best possible hair care.
Hairlossly is a popular resource for those looking for information on hair loss and professional hair care products as they thoroughly research and vet hair loss products with absolute honesty and integrity.

Hairlossly has emerged as a popular platform where women can discuss their needs, problems, and experiences on hair loss and hair care products. The website is committed to supporting women and wants to make them feel confident and beautiful at any stage of hair loss.

For more information, visit https://www.hairlossly.com

About Hairlossly:

Hairlossly is one of the most trusted and reliable online resources for information on everything related to hair loss treatment and hair care solutions for both men and women. The mission of this popular website is to educate, inform and inspire women experiencing hair loss and to provide them the most up-to-date product information and high quality hair tips that can help women make the right decisions for overcoming the problem. The site is known for their unbiased hair education and useful tips to improve hair health.

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Quality Management in Healthcare Market Worth 3,698.1 Million USD By 2023, Says Meticulous Research™

According to the latest publication from Meticulous Research™, global Quality Management in Healthcare Market will grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2018 to 2023 to reach USD 3,698.1 million by 2023.

The report states that the growth in this market is mainly attributed to “the government initiatives to improve patient outcomes & safety, rising unstructured data in healthcare, rising geriatric population & burden of chronic diseases, and improving health IT infrastructure”.

Geographically, the North American region is the largest market for quality management solutions in the healthcare market. This region is expected to continue its dominance in the global market with the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the U.S., stringent legislative and accreditation requirements regarding healthcare quality reporting, shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursements, growing patient data volume, high awareness and adoption of healthcare IT technologies, regulatory requirements to minimize medical errors and clinical risk, and presence of a large number of healthcare IT companies in the region.”

The key players in global quality management in the healthcare market are McKesson Corporation, Medisolv, Inc., Nuance Communication, Inc., Quantros, Inc., Dimensional Insight, Inc., Dolbey Systems, Inc., Verscend Technologies, Inc., MedeAnalytics, Inc., Citiustech Inc., Conduent, Inc., ArborMetrix, Inc. (Change Healthcare), Altegra Health, General Dynamics Health Solutions, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, 3M Company, Truven Health Analytics (IBM Watson Health), and Persivia, among others.

Scope of the report
Market by Software Type:

  • Business Intelligence &Analytics
  • Physician Quality Reporting Solutions
  • Clinical Risk Management Solutions
  • Provider Performance Improvement Solutions

Market by Mode of Delivery:

  • Web & Cloud-based solutions
  • On-premise solutions

Market by Application:

  • Data Management    
    • Data Processing & Analysis
    • Unstructured Data Abstraction
    • Report Generation & Regulatory Submission
  • Risk Management    

Market by End User:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Healthcare Payers
  • Government bodies& Others

Market by Geography:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe (RoE)
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of APAC (RoAPAC)
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa.

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Key questions answered in the report-

  • Which are the high growth market segments in terms of software type, mode of delivery, application, end user, and regions/countries?
  • What is the historical market for quality management in healthcare across the globe?
  • What are the market forecasts and estimates from the period 2018-2023?
  • What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the global quality management in healthcare market?
  • Who are the major players in the global quality management in healthcare market?
  • How is the competitive landscape?
  • What are the recent developments in the global healthcare quality management market?
  • What are the different strategies adopted by the major players in the global healthcare quality management market?
  • What are the geographical trends and high growth regions/countries?
  • Who are the local emerging players in the global quality management in healthcare market and how do they compete with the global players?

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About Meticulous Research®

Meticulous Research® is founded in 2010 and incorporated as Meticulous Market Research Pvt. Ltd. in 2013 as a private limited company under the Companies Act, 1956. Since its incorporation, the company has become the leading provider of premium market intelligence in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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Dr Ashish Dutta - Everything One Need to Know About The Non-Surgical Butt Enhancement Treatment

If you are also curious about this procedure and wish to give it a try but are confused and unsure, we've got you covered. Here's all you need to know about the non-surgical butt enhancement procedure so you can make a decision is this treatment is right for you and proceed with confidence.

Dr Ash Dutta, Founder of Aesthetic Beauty Centre and one of the few highly trained and accredited surgeons in the UK will take us through the Non-Surgical Bum enhancement treatment.

What is a non-surgical bum enhancement procedure?

A non-surgical bum enhancement procedure essentially involves adding volume to the butt area to enlarge, as well as add definition and shape. The procedure also helps in boosting skin elasticity and lifting sagging buttocks and thighs back into their rightful place.

How does the non-surgical bum enhancement procedure work?

As the name suggests, the treatment does not involve surgery. Unlike the traditional enhancement or enlargement surgeries that extract fat from other parts of the body to place it in the desired area, or the use of implants, the non-surgical butt enhancement procedure aims to add volume to the butt area using dermal fillers. You may have seen many celebrities including Nicki Minaj and Beyonce who are flaunting fuller butts in style.

Why should one opt for a non-surgical procedure?

The greatest benefit of opting for a non-surgical procedure is the fact that there is reduced downtime and less tissue trauma involved. Also the fact that there is no scarring makes it the ideal treatment to go for. There is also a very much reduced risk of infection and complications.

How is the non-surgical procedure better than the traditional surgery?

Injections of dermal fillers make it possible to create subtle changes in the process of reshaping the butt which is not necessarily possible in the traditional surgery. This helps create a nicely shaped butt instead of only a larger butt. The traditional surgery involves addition of volume to the area but tends to make the skin around the area saggy, droopy, spongy and loose. The non-surgical butt lift procedure involves addition of a significant amount of volume in the area as well as tightening and lifting the skin with the use of advanced technology. This leads to a well shaped, well-toned butt.

Another fascinating feature available in the non-surgical treatment is the controlled amount of volume addition. One can look mid-way into the treatment as to whether the desired volume has been attained and if not, one can go ahead with adding more. This is not possible in the traditional surgical method as you are likely to be under sedation or general anesthesia so cannot contribute to the outcome once the surgery has begun.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wishes to enhance or enlarge their butt area, over the age of 18. It is a great alternative for anyone who does not enough fat to harvest for the Brazilian Butt lift (from other parts of their body) and/or are not keen on liposuction.

How long does the procedure take and what is the downtime involved?

The duration of the procedure and the number of sittings required will vary slightly in each case. At the consultation you’ll receive a tailored treatment plan, after an examination. As a rough guide: treatments can take about 45-60 minutes.

As for the downtime, there is a very short to no downtime involved depending on the requirements and the kind of procedure one has opted for. There can be a little tenderness and swelling in the area for around 5-7 days.

Are there any risks of deformities?

The surgical method including liposuction and fat transfer involves a risk of deformities since fat is extracted out of the body and placed inside another part of the body, so there is a slight chance that it does not ‘take’ well, or there may be unevenness and asymmetry; and hence a corrective procedure may be required. The non-surgical butt enhancement however, is different. It does not include any risks of deformities.

Are there any side-effects involved?

The non-surgical treatment is a relatively safe treatment to go for but one must always book an appointment with a professional to assess one’s individual case. Before going for any sort of treatment, it is advisable to have a detailed consultation since there may be slightly different consequences; everybody is unique. It is also important to gather all the relevant information regarding the procedure; ie. do your research.

Know more about the Non-surgical Bum Enhancement Treatment at Aesthetic Beauty Centre , schedule a free consultation or call on 01915672900.

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Most Drivers Don't Wear Their Seatbelts Correctly

How many of us ‘wear’ our seat belts properly?

As RoSPA state, seat belts should ‘be worn as tight as possible with no slack’ and ‘the lap belt should go over the pelvic region, not the stomach’. It is well documented that although the crash test dummies are in this perfect sitting position when new cars get tested by NCAP/EuroNCAP, this is not the position most of the world’s 900 million vehicle drivers are in during normal driving.

As EuroNCAP state “Occupant positioning is critical to effective protection during a collision: systems such as seatbelts and airbags do not work as effectively if the occupants are displaced from the expected sitting positions before the impact.”

Although seat belts are proven to reduce injury and save lives, after just a few miles we slip down just an inch or two and our pelvis rotates and this leads to the lap belt riding up off the pelvis onto the stomach, compromising the seatbelt safety. Any collision in this position leads to a very different outcome compared to the EuroNCAP tests. At lower impact speeds the seat belt can cause bruising but at higher speeds internal bleeding and even ‘submarining’ can occur, where the occupant slips under the seat belt. Ask any first-on-the-scene paramedic. A head on collision of 2 cars travelling more than 30mph leads to a 60mph impact. The seat belt works optimally when firmly across the hips to take the huge force on the strong pelvic bone, but if there is slack in the lap belt section, as happens commonly, the damage to the occupants can be fatal.

SHOFT is a new patented product that goes a long way to solving this problem, and it’s so simple.

We all want to sit in the safest position and although most of us start off in a healthy upright position with slack removed, gravity takes its toll after just a few miles and we tend to slip down and forwards slightly into a ‘slouch’ position. We often see drivers sit back up at traffic lights and even give the seat belt a tug upwards to remove the slack again, only for the process to happen again a few miles down the road.

The stark fact is that any slack in the lap belt or misplacement of the seat belt will compromise the effectiveness of the safety devices fitted to the car, such as airbags, knee protection and the seat belt as they are all designed and tested with the occupant sitting upright with seat belt across the hips and with no slack.

Now there is a simple solution.

SHOFTTM is a small palm-sized product designed to keep the slack out of the seat belt. After a 2 second install adding a SHOFT to the seat belt provides it with extra functionality by turning it into an ‘anti-slouch’ device. By keeping out the usual slack that creeps into our seatbelts, SHOFT helps to keep both driver and passengers in a better and potentially safer seated position. And with our poor posture in cars being identified as a major cause of back pain, SHOFT also helps to solve a problem that nearly all of us will have to deal with.

The innovative simple design invented by Dr Graham Cox and his father Ronald, is made from a specially designed soft material that fits by slipping over the top of your car seat belt tongue (that’s the bit you grab every time you buckle up). 
How does it work?

SHOFT has a specifically designed built in ‘brake pad’ made of a secret formula called GRIPteneTM, that engages the seat belt webbing across the lap portion when you buckle up and this helps to resist slack creeping into the lapbelt. SHOFT only affects the lap section of the seat belt, so the occupant can lean forwards in the seat to reach dials as normal.

Adding SHOFT to your vehicle can help you comply with RoSPA guidelines and will help ensure your seat belt is optimally positioned every mile of your trip.For more infomration visit us at www.shoft.co.uk.

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon/Clinic

As a patient considering surgery one must check the surgeon’s expertise, his/her credentials, qualifications and also testimonials and reviews, which give an insight into other patients experiences and satisfaction levels.
 
Don’t be swayed by glamorous advertising showing unrealistic and ‘picture perfect’ ideals as results. This is bound to create false expectations and one must be vigilant and discerning.
 
Things like the standard of service and care, levels of hygiene in the clinic, experience of the surgeon, nurses and/or technicians and ease of aftercare are the key aspects that must be taken into account.
 
Nowadays it’s very easy to look up websites, see a surgeon’s work and be impressed by the images one sees there. But unless one has thoroughly assessed the surgeon and researched all aspects you won’t know if the surgeon is right for you personally. Cosmetic surgery really is bespoke in every sense of the word. There is no ‘one size fits all’. Everyone is different !!
 
It’s also important to think very carefully before opting for surgery abroad as there are a vast array of companies offering cheaper surgery outside of the UK – a tempting proposition – however there are various additional factors to consider and be aware of in this case (link to blog-Dr Ash Dutta on Cosmetic Surgery Abroad – Should you consider or not ?)
 
Finally it’s about achieving ‘natural results’ that are not just aesthetic but also lessen the risks associated with surgery. Be wary of a surgeon who promises to make you look more like that film star or celebrity you idolize.
 
Consider surgery not because you feel pressurised by the ideals of beauty presented by the media – magazines, TV shows, advertisements or even peer pressure.
 
You must do it only when you want to improve an aspect of yourself; something that can’t be resolved by just a healthy lifestyle.
 
Cosmetic Surgery if done right can restore one’s confidence and even be empowering!! The author, Dr Ash Dutta, Founder of Aesthetic Beauty Centre, is one of the few highly trained and accredited surgeons in the UK. He has registration with the GMC, BCAM, BAAPS, IHRS. Read Dr Ash Dutta’s review on trust pilot. You can also follow him on Vimeo, Facebook & Twitter.
 
The procedures he routinely performs can be found on and an appointment with him can be booked for free. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr Ashish Dutta please book your free consultation or call us on 01915672900.

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UK MedTech wearable wins global award in 150bn USD sector

ViCardio®, (http://www.vicardio.com) a unique blood pressure monitor developed in the UK, has beaten global competition in the prestigious IDTechEx awards, held in Berlin. The judges were impressed by Tarilian Laser Technologies’ patented biosensor used in ViCardio, which is central in allowing ViCardio® to be the world’s first non-invasive, beat-to-beat, blood pressure monitor. Winning the Best New Wearable Technology Device Award at IDTechEx comes on the back of parent company, Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT), being just one of six firms chosen by PwC to represent the UK in the Great Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong last month.
 
TLT & ViCardio CEO Dr Sandeep Shah said: “We are delighted to win the Best New Wearable Technology Award, especially coming so quickly after being part of the PwC delegation to Hong Kong. This reflects the potential of ViCardio® to transform the patient experience, as well as the strength of the UK technology sector. The global wearables market is growing rapidly and we’re confident that ViCardio® will become a key player in the sector, creating valuable export opportunities and jobs along the way.”
 
IDTechEx have estimated that the global wearable technology will reach over 150bn USD annually by 2027, across a number of categories, including medical devices, fitness trackers and smartwatches. UK companies such as TLT are well-placed to take advantage of this growing market. The judges at IDTechEx, Matthew Heasley, from GSK, and Dr Akira Sakaigawa, from Huawei commented that “ViCardio’s device has the potential to be revolutionary in blood pressure monitoring, so we are delighted to recognise this potential via this award”. Dr David Pearce, accepting the award in Berlin, said: “We’re very proud to have been honoured by the largest emerging technologies conference in Europe. UK wearables technology is becoming a global leader and we are playing a major part in that growth.”
 
Contact:
 
press@vicardio.com
ViCardio Website (http://www.vicardio.com)
 
About IDTechEx
 
The IDTechEx Show! is hosted by IDTechEx. Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. From the IDTechEx judges: Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology. This year the awards were judged by Mr Matthew Heasley (GSK) and Dr Akira Sakaigawa (Huawei) with support from the independent analyst team with IDTechEx Research. As the ecosystem around various wearable products matures at different rates, significant developments at both the product and component level that are required to move the market towards the next generation. Both the high volume and wide diversity of applicants to the award reflected the ongoing spirit within this industry, and the judges commented as to the difficulties selecting just two winners from a list of impressive achievements. The winner of the Best New Wearable Technology Device: ViCardio Reasons for choice: Blood pressure remains one of the most challenging vital signs to characterise. ViCardio’s non-invasive technique does not require the traditional inflating cuff, and also removes the need for individual calibration which has been a requirement in previous attempts at cuff-less, non-invasive monitoring. The device is currently being tested in clinical trials, with the aim of confirming the quality of the data. ViCardio’s device has the potential to be revolutionary in blood pressure monitoring, so we are delighted to recognise this potential via this award.
 
Global, wearable technologies market ID TechEX Review (https://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2017-2027-markets-players-forecasts-000536.asp)
 
Background to the development of ViCardio®
 
Tarilian Laser Technologies Ltd (TLT), a global Innovator in medical device, digital technology and engineering, announces the 2018 planned market launch of its remarkable and unique Cuffless continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring solution, ViCardio® (www.vicardio.com). ViCardio® is based upon TLT’s State of The Art engineering platform delivering both a high performance and aesthetic Medical Wearable Device. The outstanding TLT device is based upon its proprietary and internationally patented opto-electronic sensor which instantly – within a second of application – delivers a continuous and highly accurate* blood pressure reading – similar to the output that is generated from an internal invasive arterial line. In contrast to all other technologies, TLT is easy and extremely comfortable to apply – with no cuff, no application pressure and no calibration required at all. Unlike other attempts at cuffless technology over the past 50 years – which have relied on invasion of energy into the body and reflection back to a detector – which is problematic and highly inaccurate – ViCardio has broken a major barrier in sensor technology and developed a high-fidelity system that accurately* and effectively generates the most important surface physiological parameters that determine blood pressure.
 
This technology which has over 37 patents is a paradigm shift and will create a whole new series of applications in consumer and hospital care. The regular and accurate measurement of blood pressure is crucial for patients wishing to achieve the best understanding and control of this condition, that now touches the lives of over 50% of the adult population. Current cuff-based products are not well liked by patients as they cause discomfort and are cumbersome to carry. They also require frequent calibration to remain of any clinical value. Other emerging devices rely on light based invasive sensors (similar to the common heart rate wearable sensors) are highly inaccurate and are not serious contenders to gain FDA/CE Mark approval. The TLT sensor will be available to clinicians and consumers and its ViCardio® brand are now set to disrupt the dynamic and evolving multi-billion dollar Medical Wearable and Luxury Technology markets. Following the conclusion of its final clinical trial (details below), it is anticipated that initial orders will be delivered to clinicians and consumers in Q4 2018. People Tarilian Laser Technologies is led by a family team, Dr Sandeep Shah and Nita Shah. They have combined their medical and electronic engineering backgrounds over several years to pursue the development of the ground-breaking TLT sensor.
 
Having achieved clinical trial results in 2012 within the CE/FDA approval tolerances, they have since focused on the further miniaturisation of the sensor and improvements in accuracy* so as to allow TLT to enter the sensor into a second clinical trial using the highest scrutiny possible, that of comparison to intra-arterial lines used in intensive care environments using the SP-10 protocol. This trial, currently in progress at The Barts Heart Centre, is anticipated to complete in Q2 of 2018 and its results will form the basis of their CE/FDA certifications. Steve Schaefer, patent attorney and engineer by training, moved from his position as the Head of MedTech at the prestigious US patent firm Fish and Richardson in September 2017 to become the third executive director of TLT and the lead of its North American operation. Steve had led the team that had worked on securing the extensive patent portfolio since 2007. Dr David Pearce, a leading Physician, Entrepreneur and expert in digital technology and communications, has recently joined the TLT Non-Executive Advisory Board.
 
*All claims of accuracy are subject to, and will in due course be certified to, an international recognised medical grade approved standard. The TLT sensor is undergoing strict regulatory clinical testing to the highest standards, with CE Mark and FDA regulatory filings to follow.

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