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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.

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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.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

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

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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.

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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 
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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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
Follow @ASDSAdvocacy on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Manufacturing & Industry,U.S

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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/ 

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

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.”

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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. 

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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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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.

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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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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.

Download Free Sample Report @ https://www.meticulousresearch.com/download-sample-report/?cp_id=3977

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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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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