Unice Hair August Brand Day Super Sale is Coming Soon

With the improvement of living standards, women’s pursuit of beauty has also improved. Wigs are increasingly becoming a hot-selling product in the international market. However, there are many brands of wigs with different qualities and are difficult to distinguish. If the brand wants to stand out, it needs to take the branding route and improve its service level and brand awareness.

To solve these problems, Unice Hair Products Co., Ltd. has adopted a series of operations, establishing overseas warehouses, creating apps. Support installment payment methods, etc., aiming to continuously improve customer experience and enhance the shopping experience.

In addition, the company started UNice brand day in 2021. The 15th of each month is the brand day, just as Amazon’s Prime Day, the same original intention is to create exclusive festivals belonging to the UNice brand and give back to brand consumers and users, feel the brand’s charm and services.

Unice August Brand Day will start on August 15. All users can participate. Participating in the event will have the opportunity to get free hair. All customers buy two and get one free. At the same time, buy two headband wigs together can be reduced 12 dollars.UNice coupon code can be used also.

The original intention and vision of the Unice super brand day

As a company with more than 20 years of experience in the production and sales of wigs, Unice Hair company has continuously followed the three major requirements of “ideal innovation, service innovation, and product innovation”, greatly improving the company’s business marketing management level and platform user experience, and building core competitiveness, Making the brand better serve the public.


UNice hair store CEO Mr. Hua said: “Customer feedback is an important basis for UNice to formulate product innovation plans. Obtaining user recognition is an exciting thing. This is also the corporate mission and vision of Unice hair company. The recognition and feedback from customers can make the brand go further. We will strive to make Unice hair products and services to a higher level, and bring more value to customers and society.”

About Unice Hair

Unice has been deeply involved in retail and wholesale hair and wigs for many years.UNice was born in 1999 in Xuchang, Henan, China with 22 years of experience. Unice hair products have been sold all over the world, and they have various products, from hair weave, bundles with closure, UNice wigs human hair such as headband wig, lace front wigs,u part wigs, and others, to help customers achieve their desired hairstyle. In addition, Unice has also opened four local unice hair stores in the United States, just to better serve users.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Fitness,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Retail

Accurate Prescription Eyewear Is Just A Click Away With SmartBuyGlasses

SmartBuyGlasses.com has made available two revolutionary technologies to transform the way consumers shop for glasses online in 2021, making the experience super-easy, straightforward and satisfactory. But it’s not only all tech and no humans. SmartBuyGlasses has optical council registered opticians who accompany shoppers throughout their shopping journey, ensuring utmost comfort and prescription accuracy, giving the confidence of perfect vision.

SmartBuyGlasses’ Virtual Try-On technology is developed by Ditto and allows customers to quickly and effortlessly see themselves wearing thousands of eyeglasses or sunglasses in 180-degree angles from more than 180 designer brands. It’s the ultimate way to shortlist one’s favorite frames and shop with satisfaction. Using the tool is fast and easy- a selfie video is taken for the software to determine the user’s face shape and recommend the most suitable eyewear shapes. 

The Prescription Lens Scanner is a free, FDA-listed application developed by 6over6. This technology addresses the growing need for customers to get prescription details of their current glasses when shopping for glasses online without having to visit an eye clinic, thereby saving time and money. The revolutionary mobile app offers a user-friendly, hassle-free and quick experience, that can be used anytime anywhere to scan a pair of current lenses and extract their prescription accurately using only 4 everyday objects. The app can also be used to accurately and easily measure pupillary distance.

The Prescription Lens Scanner app by SmartBuyGlasses is a mobile app compatible with both iOS and Android and available for free in both, the App Store and Google Play Store

About SmartBuyGlasses

The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is a world-leading designer eyewear e-retailer, with websites in over 30 countries. Today, SmartBuyGlasses is the one-stop-shop for all eyewear needs, giving customers the power to shop their style. With over 180 brands and 80,000 products available, customers get their perfect unique look at an amazing value. SmartBuyGlasses are eyewear fashion experts offering big-name designers along with the most exciting niche brands.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Retail,Shopping & Deal,Technology

UNice Hair Launches New Colored Wigs to Welcome Summer

UNice Hair, a leading human hair, lace closure, and wigs online shop has announced a wide range of new products. They include colored hair wig in virtually any color that is perfect for any occasion and wig products in almost any style imaginable that is ideal for daily use and match any fashion style.

The wig styles are available at unice.com, May 25th in Natural and Blonde with more colors in the coming weeks.UNice wigs ship in 7-10 business days and have a 30-Day Guarantee return policy.

1. Balayage highlight body wave headband wig

UNice fashion wigs highlight body wave headband wig for women: ombre color makes the customer more charming and sexy, also this middle part wigs have different inches to choose from.

Human hair with baby hair pre plucked bleached knots. Medium cap with an adjustable strap and 4 combs, durable, easy to adjust, wear comfortable.


UNice charming natural wavy wigs for black women,natural-looking suit for daily, party, fancy dress, celebrity or any other occasion you want, stylish design will make a new you.

UNice super look colored bob lace front wigs, gorgeous natural silky straight hair, can be dyed and curled, can be restyled as you wish. soft, tight, and comfortable, smooth and silky.

2. Colored lace part straight wig

UNice pre-colored orange ginger color lace part wig 150% density human hair wigs, middle part 4×0.75 lace wigs for women, high quality with baby hair around and natural hairline.

Straight real hair wig for women natural hairline,150% density, easy to adjust, wear comfortable. It looks more natural, you can wear it on many occasions.

Suits for your work & daily wear, vacation & party, costume & fashion show, wedding ceremony &photography, and so on.

3. Straight short bob wig

UNice recently launches a new colored wig with face-framing steaks. HIGHLIGHTED HAIR –For the lady that just wants a tad of color, the highlighted units are perfect for you. Brighten up hair with brown, honey blonde, or auburn highlights.

This ombre highlight wig has 3 different lengths to chooe:10 inches,12 inches, and 14 inches. The new arrival fashion wig is available now at unice.com for .45 (10 inches). Pay in 4 interest-free payments of .12, or 4 equal payments of .64 USD with Klarna.

UNice Hair company representative explained, “UNice Hair is currently adding more new colored hair bundles and wig products in the online shop. If customers purchase UNice products now, there is a  discount for these new products. Besides, customers can get a 15% discount on all of the frontal wigs, plus free shipping or other additional discount prices.

UNice online hair store has a robust customer support system. They have a help center tab on their website, which contains a very detailed guide on how to shop, customer services available, product help, and company information. They also have a 24/7 live chat system, Whatsapp helpline, email, and phone number.

Besides, customers can get more hairstyle ideas for different occasions. Such as birthday hair, wedding hairstyles, workout, shopping, and others.

Many people can cut money to get UNice FREE HAIR on the “UNice” App.

Download UNice App to Get More Discount!

Become PLUS VIP, Get an Extra 5% off!

Clearance Sales: Up to 50% off!!!

Buy now, pay later with Sezzle, Klarna, or Quadpay!


Posted in: Celebrity,Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Shopping & Deal

This Memorial Day Weekend SmartBuyGlasses Offers Exclusive Military Discounts

America’s prime shopping holiday is almost here. Several retailers are seen extending offers and discounts for the upcoming memorial day weekend. 

America’s favorite eyewear shopping destination SmartBuyGlasses.com is offering 8% off sitewide from May 29th – 31st. However, one weekend is simply not enough to honor the patriotism of our veteran heroes. This is why SmartBuyGlasses.com offer military discounts on Eyeglasses, Sunglasses & Contact Lenses all year round to those who selflessly serve their country everyday.

The online retailer has a virtual optical center, with registered opticians to answer every question under the sun with regards to eye health and prescription eyewear. Other benefits of shopping with SmartBuyGlasses.com include their free FDA approved Lens Scanner app that allows customers to extract their prescription directly from their current glasses. There’s also their easy to use virtual try-on, an augmented reality technology capable of rendering true-to-life images, allowing customers to try on over 12,000 frames in real time. These tools take SmartBuyGlasses from a mere eyewear retailer to a global virtual optical expert. 

Don’t miss out on your discount, visit SmartBuyGlasses.com today! Subscribe for exclusive and exciting offers by signing up here

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands.

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C60Evo.com ESS60 Increases Mammals Life-Span 90%, Good For "Smiling Depression", and Safe to Consume

C60Evo.com ESS60 Increases Mammals Life-Span 90%, Good For “Smiling Depression”, and Safe to Consume

By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd, CERT Public Health

“As many of you know, I am a graduate Counsellor psychotherapist [MEd University of Texas 1997], as well as a lawyer [JD Yale Law School 1967].

“In my professional opinion, I believe I have made a preliminary working discovery that ESS60 can function in specific individuals as a powerful and beneficial mood stabilizer and enhancer to “Smiling Depression”, and can contribute to high functioning euthymic positive mood and work output among individuals with a situational or chronic mood disorder, such as depression.”

What Exactly is “Smiling Depression”?

“’People with smiling depression often mask the symptoms they are experiencing’” says McKenzie. “’They can get up each day, get dressed, show up for work, and continue to interact with others in a way that belies how badly they are feeling inside.’”

“McKenzie says that smiling depression is essentially another name for high-functioning depression or persistent depressive disorder(PDD), a chronic level of sadness that can include sleep or appetite changes, feelings of hopelessness or fatigue, panic attacks, and loss of interest in favorite activities. So it’s a totally real thing, and it can leave you in serious pain.

“How Do I Know If I Have “Smiling Depression”?

“There’s no single answer here, but there are plenty of signs and symptoms to watch for. If you’re feeling totally drained at the end of every day and have no idea why, McKenzie says you may be doing a lot of emotional legwork to fight through your depression. Here’s a few physical examples of how that might look, according to McKenzie:

“It takes serious effort for you to get up in the morning, do your hair and makeup, and get yourself to work. Once there, you can play the role of happy employee (asking your co-workers about their weekend plans or accepting lunch invites) but you might feel empty and disconnected while participating.

“You can power through your work day, successfully balancing a budget or managing a classroom of kindergarteners, but you struggle to maintain your focus; when you finally get home, you’re so exhausted you neglect all your personal responsibilities and fall into bed (or asleep on the couch) before dinner.

“Your self-care has totally dropped off the charts. You spend so much energy keeping up with the bare minimum that you’re skipping workouts, making unhealthy food choices, and dodging invites to hang with your friends.

“You’re constantly experiencing a cycle of negative emotions, by either feeling guilt or shame for feeling down, or by berating yourself for being lazy when you can’t find the energy to do something.”

SOURCE: Yes, ‘Smiling Depression’ Is a Thing — Here’s How to Know if You Have It

How I blasted through “Smiling Depression” in 2021 to Euthymic Well-being with ESS60

2020-2021 has presented an unexpected set of daily “Smiling Depression” challenges to mood stability and feelings of well-being among all social age and occupations, ranging from elders [“24%”] to working adults [“7 in 10”] to students [“one-third”].

Because of work challenges, I found myself in early 2021 experiencing my own symptoms of “Smiling Depression,” which challenged my focus on my life goals and life legacy work.

As an experiment, because I had taken an 8-week hiatus from ESS60, in June 2021, for about a week, I started out by taking two heaping tablespoons of ESS 60 first thing in the morning and one heaping tablespoon of ESS 60 at night just before bed.  After this first week and continuing now I am taking two heaping tablespoons of ESS 60 first thing in the morning.

My report: I blasted through “Smiling Depression” in 2021 to Euthymic Well-being with ESS60, working daily in Joy and Harmony to achieve my Life and Legacy goals – Onward to 4/5D!

FDA NOTE: This is not a clinical or medical diagnosis and does not constitute medical advice.  


Rather it is professional observations of myself as a graduate Counsellor psychotherapist who has documented extensively the mood and neural effects on my neural system of “Smiling Depression.”

C60Evo.com Launches ESS60, Carbon 60 (C60) That Increases Life-Span Of Mammals By 90%, And Is Safe For Human Consumption

C60Evo.com, has revolutionized the world of the Carbon 60 (C60) molecule – itself awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 – that in laboratory experiments almost doubled the life-span of mammals, increasing lab rats life span by 90%, by developing ESS60 that for the first time is a C60 that is safe for human consumption. Life extension in mammals by C60 was demonstrated in the following scientific study in Paris. “The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of [60] fullerene May 17, 2020”


C60Evo.com ESS60 is safe for human consumption. What is ESS60? ESS60 is the formulation of C60 used in the original study that showed ESS60 to double the lifespan of rats ESS60 is raw C60 that has been processed for safer human consumption. C60 improperly processed has been shown to be harmful.

C60 Evo delivers pure C60 “ESS60” direct from the lab to the public. The EVOlution of the Carbon 60 Miracle Molecule to ESS60 is a breakthrough in the manufacturing process so that it is safe for human consumption. This molecule has been so successful that it received the Nobel Prize in Science in 1996.

Where is ESS60 Available?  Consumers worldwide can access ESS60 at https://www.c60evo.com/alfredlw/ and can

Save an additional 10% off their purchase by using the Special Code: EVALW

How is ESS60 Available? ESS60 is Available as:

  • ESS60 Supplement in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Organic Avocado Oil; Organic Coconut Oil [Recommended dosages vary from 1 teaspoon a day]
  • ESS60 Supplement for Pets
  • ESS60 Advanced Facial Serum
  • ESS60 Lip Renewal

How much does ESS60 cost?

The cost of a monthly subscription to a 4oz bottle of ESS60 in Organic Olive Oil, which maximizes the amount of ESS60 in the daily teaspoon dose, and together with the 10% discount given by using Special Code: EVALW is an affordable.

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Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Living,Pharmaceuticals & Biotech,Science

How Lincoln Was An Unsung Champion of Infrastructure and Economic Equality

Chicago, IL – Apr 16, 2021 – As we battle COVID, social upheaval and crumbling public amenities, America confronts a major infrastructure crisis that President Biden and Democrats are trying to address. 

Who better to look to than an American hero, whose infrastructure ideals are largely unsung? The only biography of its kind, LINCOLNOMICS: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy (Diversion Books; April 13, 2021; .99 Hardcover; ISBN 9781635766936) freshly explores Lincoln’s innovative policies with new sources and reveals his untold legacy as the developer of an economic ladder to democracy through national transportation, public education, and market access.  

Lincoln’s view of the right to improve one’s economic destiny was at the core of his own beliefs — but he knew no one could climb that ladder without strong federal support. Lincolnomics explores in depth Lincoln’s vision of a country linked by railroads; canals turning small towns into bustling cities; public works connecting farmers to global markets and higher education for all. 

Sidney Blumenthal, former senior advisor to Bill Clinton and author of The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, said Wasik’s book “provides an important and stimulating view of how Lincoln’s vision may apply to the future. He shows us Lincoln the Great Builder and Lincoln the Great Innovator … What would Lincoln do? Lincolnomics helps answer that question.” 

Lincolnomics does a deep dive on the little-known history of how Lincoln paved the way for Progressive reforms, The New Deal, Interstate Highway System and more. Discover:

  • How Lincoln’s role as innovator-in-chief led to institutionalized research and development in technology, medicine, and agricultural productivity;
  • As the only president to hold a patent, Lincoln was an inventor and champion of invention and innovation. He instituted a national bank and currency and a flat wealth tax to pay for government expenses – at the height of the Civil War;
  • The untold back story on Lincoln’s support for land-grant colleges through the Morrill Act, the foundation for today’s great public universities across the country; and
  • How Lincoln’s championing of the Transcontinental Railroad and pivotal public works such as the Illinois Central Railroad and the Illinois & Michigan Canal seeded a national program for broad-based, inclusive infrastructure and economic progress. 

An Illinois native, John F. Wasik is the author of 19 books. He has spoken across North America and written for The New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg. In 2018, Wasik was named an Illinois Road Scholar by the Illinois Humanities Council. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, NPR and radio stations across the world.

Additional information, e galleys or artwork is available upon request.

Contact: communications@diversionbooks.com

Posted in: Books & Literature,Government & Politics,Health & Medicine,Law & Legal,Technology

SmartBuyGlasses Joins AfterPay Day with Amazing Offers

This Afterpay Day (March 25-28), SmartBuyGlasses is offering massive discounts on designer prescription glasses. What makes it even more worthwhile is that you can buy now and pay later when you checkout using Afterpay.

Afterpay Day is one of the biggest online shopping events of the year, where mindblowing offers await bargain hunters. Designer eyeglasses and sunglasses from over 180 brands including the likes of Ray-Ban, Oakley, Tom Ford, Gucci will be on sale for up to 80%.

Prices will be slashed on 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses at smartbuyglasses.com. You have everything to gain when shopping there. Take a quick selfie video using their advanced Virtual Try-On tool to see how you look wearing any of the thousands of pairs they stock. Contactless and socially distanced shopping has never been more fun! 

What’s more- if you are a specs wearer and can’t seem to find your prescription, you don’t have to run to the optometrist anymore. Just download SmartBuyGlasses free lens scanner app, follow the easy process guided by the app and in 5-10 minutes you’ll have your prescription scanned from your current glasses and you’ll be ready to get your new frames! If you have any questions regarding your prescription or eye health, there’s 24/7 access to SmartBuyGlasses friendly in-house optician.

Afterpay is a digital service that makes it possible to buy something now and pay for it in four equal fortnightly instalments over eight weeks. Using it at SmartBuyGlasses involves just 4 steps:

  1. Shop for your eyewear products on SmartBuyGlasses
  2. At the checkout, choose AfterPay as your preferred payment method
  3. You will be directed to the AfterPay website to register for free and provide payment details, or just log in to your account if you've used AfterPay before
  4. Complete your order and wait for your purchase to arrive at your doorstep!

If you’ve been thinking about getting that new stylish pair of glasses, don’t wait any longer- the Afterpay Day sale lasts just from March 25-28.


Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Retail,U.S

Acclaimed Dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso Makes Significant Advancements in Non-Surgical Cosmetic Aesthetics with the Introduction of His Patented BussoLyft™ Procedure.

Dr. Mariano Busso is one of the most recognized leaders in cosmetic dermatology, and injectables with facilities in both Miami, Florida and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Busso has responded to his patients request for non-surgical options to combat the aging process.  Harnessing over 20 years of experience and research, Dr. Busso has perfected a procedure that utilizes state of the art surgical threads and strategic facial fillers to achieve virtually instantaneous youthful results.

“As time passes, the natural face shape changes,” says Dr. Busso. “Full feminine cheeks begin to shift, pulling attention to the jawline. My BussoLyftTM is designed to trigger the body’s own anchoring mechanisms for a more natural and sustainable effect.”

The process begins with creating three lifting vectors carried by subcutaneous threads, a technique developed by Dr. Busso. If the neck requires additional lifting, then a fourth vector can be added.  Then, strategically placed dermal fillers are artfully added to restore lost volume in the face. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and the youthful results are seen almost immediately.

Dr. Busso proudly offers two popular bi-coastal destinations for patients to receive a host of innovative treatments. For more information on BussoLyftTM or any other service offered at Dr. Busso’s facility, call (305) 857-0144 in Miami and (310) 777-1177 in Beverly Hills or visit https://www.drbusso.com/

Dr. Mariano Busso is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic fillers as acknowledged in the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) by the president of the American Academy of Dermatology Dr. C. William Hanke 1. Dr. Mariano Busso was honored to be a part of the FDA advisory panel developing national guidelines for the use of cosmetic fillers 2-5. Over the past three decades, Dr. Busso has developed one of the largest cosmetic practices in the U.S. based in Miami, FL. Dr. Busso has now expanded his practice to Beverly Hills, CA to better serve his celebrity clientele.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Introducing SmartBuyGlasses.com’s New Opticians- Gold-Class Service & Professional Optometric Expertise Now Online

With the new year, SmartBuyGlasses.com has stepped up its customer experience by appointing a new optician. Now, all prescription eyewear shoppers will enjoy a safe, easy, and highly personalized shopping journey online thanks to the expertise of 2 opticians.

Chloe joins as Head of Prescription at the SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, where optician Caitlyn was also appointed recently. Together, they will be assisting all customers with their eye health concerns and providing quick, one-to-one, ophthalmic services of the highest standards.

“We are thrilled to hire another certified eye care professional to elevate our customer experience. More people than ever before are coming online to shop for eyewear for the first time and understandably have a lot of questions. Having more opticians working within our customer service team will help to provide our customers with real-time, professional advice safely and conveniently”, says David Menning, CEO. 

Chloe is a General Optical Council registered Optician, with over 8 years experience of working in optical practices, including Specsavers and Vision Express. Chloe trained at the ABDO college in Kent for 3 years and sat the practical and theoretical OSCE’s, including lens and vision theory. She is passionate about providing gold standard clinical eye care to all customers.

“I am here every step of the way, from answering questions before you place your order to checking in with you once you have your glasses! I will work with the optical lab to ensure you get the best vision and comfort possible with your new glasses. I work with SmartBuyGlasses to ensure we have the latest and safest advice and technology in eye care. This is a very exciting collaboration of Optical eye care professionals, with the amazing value and frame choice that you won’t find anywhere else!”, says Chloe.

Caitlyn is an Ophthalmic Dispenser with an ABO, NCLE, as well as a State license and has developed strong hands-on experience as an in-store optician. Caitlyn undertook the American Board of Opticianry written exam as well as the national contact lens exam and has a passion for educating others about eye care. Caitlyn will help customers with any questions about their prescription, frames and lens recommendations, basic contact lenses questions, and further information on optics in different types of lenses.

“If you’re new to buying glasses online, I’m here to help! I bring over four years’ in-store experience from large optical stores and look forward to helping make SmartBuyGlasses customers’ experience as comfortable as possible with my optical knowledge”, says Caitlyn.

“A Personalised Eyewear Shopping Experience Awaits You…”

In addition to their team of highly qualified opticians, SmartBuyGlasses offers revolutionary innovative tools to make the online purchasing experience as easy as possible. The most noteworthy being their Virtual Try-On tool, with which customers can see themselves wearing thousands of glasses online, and the Lens Scanner app, which extracts prescription details of a current pair of eyeglasses for free.

If you have a question for Caitlyn or Chloe, you can write to them by asking a question on SmartBuyGlasses’ Optical Center here

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses in the US and Vision Direct in Australia. They offer a catalog of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands.

Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Retail,Shopping & Deal

Physicians Protector Plan® Announces a New Partnership with CyberScout

Physicians Protector Plan, a division of Protector Plans, has partnered with CyberScout, an industry leader in cyber risk protection and incident response services, to provide their physician insureds with award-winning data breach services to help protect their practices and patients from the risks and repercussions of data breach incidents. These data breach services are available as part of cyber liability coverage offered by Aspen American Insurance Company (“AAIC”). The risk to physicians and patients is troubling; the cost of a healthcare data breach averages 0 per compromised patient record, resulting in data breach recovery costs that can easily imperil the financial viability of a physician practice. The threat is equally concerning for patients, who would face the stress and costs associated with potentially becoming victims of identity theft.

“Hospitals, healthcare systems and small and medium size medical and physicians’ practices have long been attractive cyber targets because they hold valuable electronic health record data and payment information,” said CyberScout Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Leuer. “Physician practices of all sizes maintain large amounts of private personal information including names, addresses, health history, birthdates, social security numbers and other data that must be safely stored and protected as the cyber-attack surface of physician practices has grown.”

Effective 2/1/2021, CyberScout will begin providing risk management services for Physicians Protector Plan cyber coverage. The program affords valuable pre-breach education services to help defend against a privacy data breach and provides guidance and support when one occurs. CyberScout was selected due to its expertise at mitigating losses for ransomware and data breaches, forensic investigation expertise and ability to respond to patient health information safety threats and HIPAA regulations.    

The Physicians cyber coverage is offered by Aspen American Insurance Company and includes basic limits with higher limit options for physicians available. Aspen maintains a rating of “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc. Physicians will not only benefit from the quality cyber coverage but comprehensive risk management resources as well.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with CyberScout. The valuable data breach services they deliver to our insureds, both pre- and post-loss, will greatly enhance the cyber coverages we provide to our physicians and assist them in making sound decisions concerning the management and protection of their patient data,” said Brian Tucker, Aspen Insurance Senior Vice President of Medical Professional Liability.

The Physicians Protector Plan® is an exclusive medical malpractice insurance program offering unique and comprehensive insurance solutions for today’s physician practices and is committed to securing peace of mind for our policyholders. We offer an innovative suite of insurance products designed to meet your needs no matter your practice model. We’ve got you covered whether you are an employed physician or independent contractor, a practice owner or even if your practice circumstances are in transition.

About The Physicians Protector Plan®
The Physicians Protector Plan, an insurance program underwritten by Aspen American Insurance Company, provides professional liability insurance solutions for physicians on an admitted basis in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. Product availability is subject to state approval, and availability may change. Aspen’s operating subsidiaries are rated “A” by A.M. Best for financial stability. The Physicians Protector Plan is a division of B&B Protector Plans Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited
Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2019, Aspen reported .6 billion in total assets, .0 billion in gross reserves, .7 billion in total shareholders’ equity and .4 billion in gross written premiums. Aspen's operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A-” by Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company Inc.. For more information about Aspen, please visit http://www.aspen.co.

AAIC, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, writes property & casualty specialty insurance in the United States on an admitted basis.

About CyberScout:
Since 2003, CyberScout has been a trusted provider of cybersecurity and privacy protection services. Offering a range of support, education, data theft recovery, and breach response solutions, CyberScout services 17.5 million households and more than 700,000 businesses worldwide. CyberScout solutions are offered by an ever-growing number of client partners combining technology expertise with high-touch service to help individuals, government and commercial clients minimize cyber risk and maximize recovery. For more information about CyberScout, please visit http://www.cyberscout.com.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Health & Medicine,Services,Technology,U.S

CETUS Online Offers a Wide Range of Innovative Devices, All Powered By Advanced Technologies

CETUS, a name that’s synonymous with healthcare and wellness devices powered by ground-breaking technologies, has kept its promise of keeping customers healthy and fit. The world-class devices by CETUS are in high demand among consumers looking for high-quality devices at the best prices.

“We have created an exhaustive line of devices that can help our customers remain fit and healthy even during these trying times when the world is battling the pandemic,” says the spokesperson for CETUS Online. “We have created devices that can be relied upon for performance, durability, safety, and quality. All our devices are FDA cleared and designed to last for a long period.”

Customers can check Holiday Bundle offers from CETUS that include smartly chosen devices to meet their requirements. 

Some featured devices from CETUS that can be useful to patients in dealing with the current global health crisis include:

  • Ultraviolet Technology for Sterilization can kill over 99 percent of viruses, bacteria, and fungus quickly and can be used on a variety of surfaces for instant sterilization.
  • Commercial Touch-less Forehead Thermometer for accurate and instant commercial temperature scanning at workplaces, commercial establishments, etc. 
  • Medical Infrared Forehead Thermometer for non-contact measurement of temperature in homes and clinics.
  • Fogger Disinfectant Machine, a multi-functional tool for spraying solutions and controlling odor and pests. It can also be used for sanitizing and disinfecting.
  • Pulse Oximeter for accurately measuring the oxygen saturation level in the blood painlessly and quickly.

Other devices from CETUS that are popular among consumers and in high-demand at all times include the Motu Fluxus electric foot massager machine, the innovatively designed Dermasmooth LED Face Therapy for enjoying Spa-quality skin treatment at home, and the NOVA-NATUS Air Compression Smart Eye Massager for quick relief from headache and tension.

CETUS also offers a broad collection of personal care devices at helping users maintain their youthful appearance. The At-Home Hair Removal Device is a user-friendly tool for smooth and seamless hair removal in the comfort and privacy of one’s home. 

CETUS MAGNES powerful magnets plus vibration massager is designed to provide relief from stiffness and joint pain by the application of infrared light, heat, and powerful magnets. 

HSAT technology is a revolutionary innovation from CETUS for monitoring conditions such as sleep apnea, sleeping disorder, and polysomnography.

Another popular device from CETUS is the Sonicare Electric Toothbrush. This rust-free and metal-free planting brush has enhanced cleaning performance and comes with four extra heads. 

All CETUS devices can be ordered online conveniently from www.cetusonline.com. Please click on the link for detailed information. 


CETUS Online is a reputed brand known for its premium quality and wide range of healthcare devices offered at competitive prices. The company’s wide range of healthcare and general care devices are designed to help users track their vital parameters and overall health metrics accurately. CETUS Online assures fast delivery and free returns within 30 days of purchase. All purchases come with the best price guarantee.

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LeggUP Expands Mental Health Services Through Partnership with Morneau Shepell

LeggUP announced today the expansion of its network of professionals to support the delivery of Morneau Shepell’s internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy solution, AbilitiCBT, across the United States. LeggUP’s core technology supports the recruitment, onboarding and training of custom provider networks for global enterprises.

This partnership is part of Morneau Shepell’s roadmap to continue expanding upon its digital mental health services throughout North America. LeggUP was selected for its track record in building global networks of providers with proven results and its commitment to expanding access to quality mental health care to as many Americans as possible.

Morneau Shepell’s monthly Mental Health Index™ reports have continued to show a trend of declining mental health for Canadians, with findings showing that the strained mental health of Americans may be here for the long term.

“Existing mental health options in the United States should be driven by technology and clinical adherence. Through our strategic partnership with Morneau Shepell, we’ll connect a diverse group of mental health professionals with people in need through the consumer grade AbilitiCBT digital platform,” explained Tom Finn, Co-Founder and CEO of LeggUP.

Morneau Shepell’s AbilitiCBT solution currently includes programs for generalized anxiety, anxiety related to a pandemic, depression, pain management and insomnia, and will soon expand with new programs for trauma, grief and loss and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as additional content for panic disorder and social anxiety. AbilitiCBT is guided by a professional therapist through a digital platform accessible anywhere. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective forms of therapy. It works by helping individuals understand and change the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing problems. AbilitiCBT combines the convenience of virtual access with the same benefits of in-person therapy to provide meaningful mental health support to people struggling with mental health challenges.

“Over the past few months alone, we have provided support to tens of thousands of individuals through AbilitiCBT. Our partnership with LeggUP will allow us to efficiently reach a greater portion of those who need the type of clinically effective support our solution can deliver, anytime, anywhere, from any device,” said Nigel Branker, president, health and productivity solutions for Morneau Shepell.

About LeggUP
LeggUP is the career health platform that delivers evidence-based employee experiences to build career success and improve the mental health of employees through our personalized programs. LeggUP seamlessly integrates expert career health providers, science-backed assessments and self-paced development to positively impact the productivity and wellbeing of employees through 1-on-1 personal engagements. LeggUP’s integrated approach equips enterprises with mental health solutions that build resilient organizations in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. For more information, visit leggup.com.

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is a leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that deliver an integrated approach to employee wellbeing through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing world-class solutions to our clients to support the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of their people. By improving lives, we improve business. Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement consulting, actuarial and investment services. Morneau Shepell employs approximately 6,000 employees who work with some 24,000 client organizations that use our services in 162 countries. For more information, visit http://www.morneaushepell.com.

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

Options Medical Weight Loss Lakeview to Host Grand Opening in January

Options Medical Weight Loss is excited to announce the opening of their 5th location in Illinois located at 3212 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

The top-rated weight loss clinic will offer customized weight loss programs, FDA approved appetite suppressants, HCG injections, one on one counseling, lipotropic fat burners, B12 injections, and the Options Diet System.

Options Medical Weight Loss is a one-of-a-kind, boutique weight loss clinic that combines the benefits of medical prescriptions and nutrition while patients are managed by their team of professionals. Every patient can choose from their 19 different programs which they customize to each individuals’ goals that vary in duration and cost with respect to each individuals’ goals, medical history, and any social obstacles they may face. “We are excited to bring our successful system to help anyone in Lakeview area that may need it,” said William Barton, President/Co-Founder of Options Medical Weight Loss. “One of the components that’s missing in this industry is the aid of medications and program customization. We feel we deliver both with perfection.”

In 2014, the weight loss clinic opened in the South Loop of Chicago, since then they have expanded in the Chicago area with locations in Glenview, Naperville, Orland Park and now their 5th location in Lakeview. The company also opened in Arizona in 2018, and Ohio in 2019 with plans to expand even more in 2021.

Options Medical Weight Loss attributes their aggressive growth plan to the overall results of their patients, the positive feedback, and the need for a weight loss center that has options for everyone.

“Obesity is on the rise, up to 40% nationwide and our mission is to stop this epidemic one city at a time,” said William Barton.

Unlike other programs, Lakeview residents would now have more weight loss options because there are very few weight loss centers like Options Medical Weight Loss that can address all weight loss needs and manage patient’s medical history at the same time.

For more information about Options Medical Weight Loss, please visit http://www.optionsmedicalweightloss.com.

About Options Medical Weight Loss

Options Medical Weight Loss™ Center is the premier medical weight loss facility offering services in Chicago, South Loop, Glenview, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Gahanna, Dublin, the Valley, Chandler/Gilbert, and St. Petersburg. We believe that the true way to not only reach your weight loss goals, but to keep weight off, is by making the proper lifestyle changes with nutrition. We also understand that an individual’s weight loss journey is not always an easy process, which is why we offer FDA approved appetite suppressants including Phentermine as well as other prescriptions used for weight loss, weekly one-on-one weight loss counseling, Lipotropic fat burners, B12 injections, HCG injections, Options Diet System™, Options meals and snacks, Options supplements and more to help assist you during your customized weight loss program. We have over 19 different individually tailored weight loss programs to choose from, aiming to meet your specific lifestyle, habits, and goals. When you visit one of our clinics, you will find that we truly have “OPTIONS for every BODY™”.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

West Physician, Dr. Michael Martin, Recognized by International Journal of Molecular Sciences for Highest Impact of Publication

West Cancer Center & Research Institute is home to more than 100 oncology/hematology specialists with 1000+ publications in numerous esteemed medical journals. This level of commitment to further understand and educate other cancer specialists across the world is why West is considered a premier, adult cancer center.

Participating in clinical research and having publications accepted is a very arduous process, but West providers like Dr. Michael Martin are dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of cancer. His recent publication entitled “Novel Therapies for Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma” in the November 2020 issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, addressed the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults. This paper was of great interest to fellow oncologists both nationally and internationally.

Authors recognized for valuable publications have increased acceptance rates in future journal issues. West Cancer Center is honored to have Dr. Martin and other providers in this select group for the betterment of cancer care everywhere.

About Michael G. Martin, MD

  • Residency: Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Medical Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Other recent publications:

Distribution of Breast Cancer Subtypes Among Nigerian Women and Correlation to the Risk Factors and Clinicopathological Characteristics.
Adeniji AA, Dawodu OO, Habeebu MY, Oyekan AO, Bashir MA, Martin MG, Keshinro SO, Fagbenro GT.World J Oncol. 2020 Aug;11(4):165-172. doi: 10.14740/wjon1303. Epub 2020 Aug 10.PMID: 32849957

Reliance on Self-Medication Increase Delays in Diagnosis and Management of GI Cancers: Results From Nepal.
Dulal S, Paudel BD, Wood LA, Neupane P, Shah A, Acharya B, Shilpakar R, Acharya SC, Karn A, Poudel B, Thapa RR, Acharya A, Martin MG.JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Aug;6:1258-1263. doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00202.PMID: 32762562 .

Feasibility of Fewer Fraction Palliative Radiotherapy in Resource-Limited Setting.
Dulal S, Adeniji AA, Martin MG. World J Oncol. 2020 Apr;11(2):76-77. doi: 10.14740/wjon1271. Epub 2020 Mar 29.PMID: 32284776

About West Cancer Center & Research Institute:
West Cancer Center & Research Institute is the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. With a focus on clinical research and the latest treatments,West Cancer Center patients receive the most effective, individualized care possible.

With over 100oncology providers and 7 clinical campuses across the Mid South , our mission is to provide innovative, superior adult cancer care with a singular focus on physician-driven decisions to do what is best for patients, this community, and the future of cancer care. For more information, please visit westcancercenter.org or call 901.683.0055

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

SmartBuyGlasses’ 24 hour only Free Express Shipping Day

With the Holiday season fast approaching, SmartBuyGlasses offers for one day  free express shipping. There’s something for everyone’s shopping list with sunglasses and specs from over 200 designer brands at up to 50% off! 

Starting on 7th December,  all orders are shipped for free plus there are  special discounts on selected products from top designer brands like Ray-Ban, Gucci, Oakley, Nike and many more.

Don’t miss the chance to get the perfect gift for Christmas, whether it is for someone special or just showing self-love. SmartBuyGlasses has curated eyewear for all needs, whether it’s a pair of chic specs, or trendy ski goggles for those winter sporting adventures.

From December 7th to the 8th they offer fantastic deals on more than 200 designer brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Versace, LMNT, Tom Ford, Gucci and many more which would be delivered  via FREE express shipping.  Start shopping for the best eyewear deals at SmartBuyGlasses now!

All orders come with additional:

  • Free returns within 100 days
  • No minimum order value
  • Exclusive 24-month warranty

Don’t waste time standing in line. SmartBuyGlasses takes the online shopping experience to another level with the latest eyewear technology: 

  • With the 3D Virtual Try-On, allow the customer to  try eyewear before buying it. 
  • Not sure about the prescription? No problem! SmartBuyGlasses’ cutting edge Lens Scanner App allows users who already have prescription eyeglasses to extract their prescription directly from their phone, anywhere and anytime. 


Before the year ends find amazing deals at SmartBuyGlasses!

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US and VisionDirect.com.au in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Shopping & Deal,U.S

Mario Bonds Inspires Millions as a Foster Parent to Four Boys in Spite of Being Totally Blind

Mario Bonds, the multitalented singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker is emerging as the inspiration source for millions. This incredibly talented artist has shown the world that a disability need not become an obstacle in the way of achieving one’s dreams and ambitions. He is a foster father to four children and takes care of them despite being completely blind in both eyes.

“I have had a tough childhood and suffered hardships of unimaginable proportions,” says Mario Bonds while recalling his early days. “I suffered abuse at various levels, was abandoned and became homeless. Yet, even during my worst times, I never lost hope and kept my spirits flying high.”

Bonds is one of nine siblings in his large family. He was born with Morning Glory Syndrome, a degenerative condition that results in loss of vision in both eyes. By the age of nine, Bonds was completely blind. To make matters worse, he lost his parents too. However, Bonds utilized his sorrows and setbacks to propel himself forward.

His passion for helping the unprivileged was evident when he recently adopted four boys. Some questions were raised about how a blind person can care for four young kids and ensure their safety and well-being. However, the judge was convinced that this single father can fully fulfill the responsibilities associated with adopting children.

Bonds holds a foster care license, and that has helped him overcome any potential hurdles in the adoption process. He is keen to serve society through active participation and sponsorship of programs and events for troubled youths.

Bonds started singing and playing the piano at age 5. He got his first professional exposure at 12 while playing the drums for his childhood church, Refuge Temple in Washington, D.C. 

Bonds mastered playing the piano and the drums and also quickly added guitar and organ to his skillset. At 14, the musically gifted Bonds got admission to the prestigious Suitland’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts. He later secured a degree in Journalism from George Mason University.

Bonds became a famous figure because of NBC Universal's run of his “Glee Project.” That success helped Bonds reveal to the world that a person with a disability can rise and meet any challenge. He has entertained and inspired millions of fans over several years. He has also worked at the Pentagon and is a popular TV host as well. Bonds was a contestant on American Idol as well. 

The singer’s single debut ‘Steel’ was released on March 17, 2018. It is a stirring, biographical power ballad that inspires those facing challenges to believe in themselves. The song makes listeners recognize themselves as made of steel, with the power to withstand tough circumstances and any form of adversity. 

‘Steel’ is on target to become a crossover modern-day anthem. The song’s soaring vocals and infectious lyrics have incredible motivational powers and deliver a jolt of inspiration to today’s world.

Bonds has a long string of achievements to his credit. He is a tech expert and offers computer guidance to companies and people. He is a proficient voice actor and poet.

Bonds has been conferred with the prestigious Imagination Award for his work with students and the performing arts. His early life and struggles have been captured aptly in "Without Sight but Full of Vision" - a moving memoir. 

Through his unforgettable music, keynotes, and live performances, Bonds has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to succeed regardless of all obstacles. All that are needed are courage, creativity, and determination to overcome adversity.  

Bonds is a performer and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering a “special surprise” to his listeners and audiences on how to overcome hardships.

Bonds has been conferred with the prestigious Imagination Award for his work with students and the performing arts. His early life and struggles have been captured aptly in "Without Sight but Full of Vision" - a moving memoir. 

Through his unforgettable music, keynotes, and live performances, Bonds has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to succeed regardless of all obstacles. All that are needed are courage, creativity, and determination to overcome adversity.  

Bonds is a performer and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering a “special surprise” to his listeners and audiences on how to overcome hardships.

This powerful speaker knows how to draw audiences in with his provoking, and inspiring, presentations, which are the perfect blend of education and entertainment. He also provides performances and keynotes in fluent Spanish. Many of his presentations conclude with an inspirational song performance. 

Bonds often speaks on the following topics:

  • Putting The Odds in Your Favor: Choosing to Overcome Adversity
  • Without Sight but Full of Vision: A Message from Mario's Childhood Memoir
  • What Disability? - Redefining What it Means to be Disabled
  • Box of Life's Chocolates: Diversity, Equal Access & Inclusion
  • From Victim to Survivor (abuse/assault): Ways to Reclaim Your Power
  • World of Assistive Technology: A Blind Man's Virtual Life

His YouTube videos can be accessed here:

Video Link : https://youtu.be/0y8P5Nd7GTM

Video Link: https://youtu.be/Xp4BA5bCxJ0

For more information, visit www.mabspeaks.com.


Mario Bonds is an incredible singer, songwriter, and author. He writes and records songs that inspire and transform listeners. He is also a compelling motivational and inspirational keynote speaker and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at inspiring people. He is a living example of how people can achieve their life goals and dreams despite facing seemingly insurmountable adversities. "The Glee Project," remains his most successful creation to date, one that has inspired millions.  

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Celebrity,Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,Living

Memorial Healthcare System Earns 'Most Wired' Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Memorial Healthcare System with its Performance Excellence Award. The Hollywood, FL-based provider was certified at level 9 (out of a maximum 10) in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, a ranking that places it above 97% of the more than 30,000 organizations that participated in the annual survey.

Memorial was the only organization in Broward County certified at level 9 or higher and has been rated among the most wired healthcare systems in America for more than a decade.

The CHIME program assesses how effectively organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. Level nine and ten organizations are described in CHIME’s report as often being leaders in healthcare technology that actively push the industry forward.

“We’ve had a longstanding commitment to implementing technology that benefits patients and families, so we’re pleased to again be considered among the most wired in the healthcare industry,” said Memorial Healthcare System CIO Jeffrey Sturman. “Especially this year, with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to lead in the digital space while so much is changing about how we deliver healthcare.”

Organizations at all stages of development, from early to industry leading, were surveyed by CHIME, an executive organization dedicated to serving senior healthcare IT leaders. Participants were judged on the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in eight areas: infrastructure, security, business/disaster recovery, administrative/supply chain, analytics/data management, interoperability/population health, patient engagement, and clinical quality/safety. (View Memorial’s scorecard here).

“The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “This certification recognizes exemplary performance in 2020.”    

CHIME believes its assessment enables organizations to benchmark their efforts against a defined, worldwide, industry standard in order to determine where to invest financial and human capital.

Memorial Healthcare System (http://www.mhs.net) is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. It is highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach at facilities that include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, and Memorial Manor nursing home.

Among its many awards and recognition are Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Best Place to Work in Healthcare,” Florida Trend’s “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For,” and Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” In a recent report (“Humanizing Brand Experience”), the Denver-based consulting firm Monigle named Memorial the top health system brand in America, based on consumer surveys.

To learn more, visit mhs.net.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Dr. Jyothi Patri, a family physician makes a mark in Central Valley, California

Jyothi Ranga Patri, MD, MHA, FAAFP is a leading primary care physician who dedicates herself to the pursuits of wellness, research and compassion. She specializes in family medicine, offers evidence-based medicine, and quality care tailored towards individual needs. With over a decade of experience having served in different demographics across cultures and continents, Dr. Patri inspires her patients to lead a healthy life and find great joy.

Born and raised in a family of three girls, priority was always given to education. Both parents are Postgraduates (Master of Arts) and grandfather is a retired Dean of Government Degree College, Rajahmundry, AP, India. 

Dr. Patri’s journey started in a humble middle-class background with her two sisters. They often faced challenges in a society, where females were always competing hard for equal rights whether it be for education or social equality. However, she drew great inspiration from her parents and converted every challenge into an opportunity. Her greatest gift is to chase her dreams and evolve on her own terms. When she aced the highly competitive entrance test to medical school and became the first– generation doctor in the family, it was a moment of pride for her parents.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from one of the finest medical schools in India named after the Father of the Nation, Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Patri’s early medical training at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad started with serving the poorest population. Her inquisitiveness towards health care delivery systems in developed countries landed her at Midwestern State University, Texas where she went on to study Master of Health Administration and graduated with honors. She pursued Family Medicine as her profession with great passion and excelled at every step of career winning love and earning respect from her patients, teachers and peers. Earned the respect of everyone she worked with during her residency at Universities of Oklahoma, and Illinois.

At graduation, with parents proudly holding graduation certificate and STFM Best Resident Teacher Award of the year, University of Illinois, Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program, 2014. 

Dr. Patri is already a renowned physician and was awarded “Top 40 physicians Under 40” by Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2019. Her professional career is endowed with working at premier institutions such as University of California San Francisco at Fresno, Department of Family and Community Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Fayette Physician Network, Uniontown, PA serving one of the most underserved populations in the United States. In addition, she also served as the Medical Director of Fayette Hospice (UPMC), Lemont Furnace, PA where she led a team of health care professionals working relentlessly to improve the quality of life of severely ill and near end of life patients. 

Presentation on Economic Effects of Air Pollution in India and China in Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) Annual Meet, Houston, TX, 2010.

Poster presentation at the prestigious National Family Medicine Residency Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2013.


Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Dr. Patri strongly believes learning never stops because life never stops teaching. She actively participatse in several national and regional conferences and has won accolades for her medical research. In addition, she is dynamically involved in evaluation of scientific, academic and professional work by her peers. 

Outside of work, Dr. Patri continues to be involved with community through activities such as advocacy of health-related issues, physician leadership, and community service. She serves as the currently Interim President of California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) Fresno-Kings-Madera Chapter. CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians with strong collective voice of more than 10,000 family physician, family medicine resident and medical student members. Dr. Patri also offers her expertise to shape future physicians; she is a motivational speaker for Fresno State University Women in Science Club. She believes that medical education starts in school, hence she is an active volunteer to teach health related topics to middle–school and high-school students in Fresno through UCSF doctors’ academy. She is indeed an inspiration to her patients, students and the community with her actions, dedication and service. In her leisure time, she enjoys biking, traveling, reading books, cooking vegetarian cuisines.

Education does not change the world, education changes people, and people change the world.” – Anon.

For a person who was raised in a family of three girls, Dr. Patri always wanted to move forwards, open new doors and do new things, because curiosity keeps leading her to new paths. As a student of science, a physician, an educator, a wife and a mother, Dr. Patri feels a happy mind and a healthy body is a gateway towards harmonious society. 

For more information, visit https://profiles.ucsf.edu/jyothi.patri

Family picture (with husband Dr Vinay Krishna Pulusu and daughter Kriti Tarini Pulusu) at Award Ceremony – “Top Physicians Under 40” presented by Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), PA, 2019.

About Jyothi Ranga Patri:

Jyothi R Patri, MD, MHA, FAAFP is an Assistant Clinical Professor with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and part of the UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Department.


Posted in: Health & Medicine

SmartBuyGlasses introduces a new optician - Making shopping for eyewear online even easier

SmartBuyGlasses is excited to announce the appointment of a new local optician. As more and more customers turn to online solutions for eyewear, our eye health professionals are here to make it  even easier to shop prescription glasses online. 


Caitlyn Gibiault joins the SmartBuyGlasses.com team from the United States and brings with her a  vast wealth of experience from working in high end optical stores. She will be working directly within the customer service team to provide additional support for customer queries. 


“We are thrilled to hire another certified eye care professional to  elevate our customer experience. More people than ever before are coming online to shop for eyewear for the first time and understandably have a lot of questions. Having more opticians working within our customer service team will help to provide our customers with real-time, professional advice in a safe and convenient manner”, says David Menning, CEO. 


Caitlyn is an Ophthalmic Dispenser with an ABO NCLE State license and developed strong hands-on experience as an in store optician. Caitlyn undertook the American Board of Opticianry written exam as well as the national contact lens exam and has a passion for educating others about eyecare. Caitlyn will help customers with any questions about their prescription, frames and lens recommendations, basic contact lenses questions and for further information on the optics in different types of lenses. 


“If you’re new to buying glasses online, I’m here to help! I bring over four years’ in-store experience from Sunglass Hut and LensCrafters and look forward to helping make SmartBuyGlasses customers’ experience as comfortable as possible with my optical knowledge”, says Caitlyn Gibiault. 


In addition to our team of opticians, SmartBuyGlasses has many innovative tools to help make the online purchasing experience easy with the virtual try-on tool to see yourself wearing glasses online, as well as the Lens Scanner, which extracts your current prescription details. 


If you have a question for Caitlyn, you can write to her by leaving a question on our Optical Centre here


About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US and VisionDirect.com.au in Australia. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands. 


Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Retail,Shopping & Deal,U.S

Electrical Wholesale Distributor Joins Fight Against Cancer by Launching Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The fight against cancer is a fulltime job. Even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fight must continue. City Electric Supply is proud announce the launch of a campaign that was created to help win that battle. Throughout the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CES will be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS). CES will match the total number donated at the end of the month, up to ,000. Employees and customers at the over 500 U.S. branches across North America are encouraged to participate. American Cancer Society Executive Director Keenan Delaney says there’s never been a greater need than right now, as they’re experiencing a significant decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The American Cancer Society relies on the financial gifts from individuals, community organizations and corporate partners to help fuel our mission to attack cancer from every angle. If current trends continue, we may have to cut funding for cancer research by 50 percent,” said Delaney. “We’re extremely grateful to City Electric Supply and their employees and customers for contributing money to help ensure cancer doesn’t get the advantage during these challenging times.”

For the American Cancer Society, the end of breast cancer begins with research. COVID-19 has disrupted that research. ACS’s research program has played a role in many of the prevention, screening, treatment advances that help save lives from breast cancer today. Making a donation means funding the future, which gives ACS the ability to continue providing guidance for those who want to learn about breast cancer through their screening guidelines as well as information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

“These funds will fuel groundbreaking research, support education and prevention efforts, provide free cancer-related information 24/7 and offer critical services for people with cancer who need them,” said Delaney. “Cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither have we.”

Getting regular screenings, according to ACS, is the best way to detect breast cancer early, which could be lifesaving. During these challenging times, it’s extremely important that regular breast cancer screening is continued, but they’ve declined in 2020.

The ACS estimates that more than seven million women delayed or declined mammograms during the first half of 2020, which translates to 36,000 potential delayed breast cancer diagnoses. This is why during these unprecedented times, it is extremely important to not forget our fight with cancer and help the American Cancer Society continue their efforts in preventing, finding, treating and surviving breast cancer

"The news of breast cancer diagnosis can instantly happen to anyone," said CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray. "Since 2016, we've successfully donated almost 0K to the American Cancer Society to help the brave people taking on this battle."

The City Electric Supply donation will be made to the American Cancer Society through the company’s social impact division, CES Cares. CES Cares serves as the company’s umbrella for all of the philanthropical, charitable and volunteer efforts in which the company and its employees participate. Link to make a donation: https://donate.cityelectricsupplymarketing.com/

Tips from American Cancer Society:

  • Postmenopausal women who walk at least 7 hours a week lower their risk of breast cancer by 14%.
  • Postmenopausal women who lose 10 or more pounds and keep it off for at least 5 years might reduce their risk for breast cancer.
  • Women who smoke may be at an increased risk for breast cancer.
  • ACS recommends all women with average risk should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45


About American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society funds scientists and medical professionals who study cancer across the United States. We provide millions of dollars to multiple grants each year. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We’re the only cancer organization offering services and support for every aspect of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

About City Electric Supply (CES) is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1951 by Tom Mackie in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 1983. Today, CES employs more than 3,000 people in over 500 branches across the U.S.

CES is dedicated to providing personalized service and support for customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial marketplace. While CES is a large company, it prides itself in keeping its founding principle of empowering people to make local business decisions by providing customers tailored services for all their electric supply needs.

Posted in: Electronics & Semiconductors,Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Services,U.S

ASDS Members Elect 2020-21 Leadership to Take Office During ASDS Virtual Annual Meeting

Voting members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) recently elected five new leaders to the second largest professional medical specialty society for dermatology in North America. Their terms begin tomorrow during the 2020 virtual Annual Membership Meeting when President Marc Brown, MD, discusses highlights from this unusual year and passes the virtual gavel to 2020-21 ASDS President Mathew Avram, MD, JD.

The 2020-21 officers are:

  • Mathew Avram, MD, JD, President
  • Sue Ellen Cox, MD, President-Elect
  • Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC, Vice President
  • Kavita Mariwalla, MD, Secretary
  • Dee Anna Glaser, MD, Treasurer
  • Marc Brown, MD, Immediate Past President
  • Rhoda Narins, MD, Historian / Parliamentarian

Vice President: Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Bertucci will ascend to President-Elect in 2021-22 and President in 2022-23. “Member education is arguably the most important of ASDS benefits. I am keen to put into place enhanced educational offerings with courses that draw on global speakers and experiences, modern and user-friendly online educational materials, expanded mentorship opportunities and more. While dermatologic surgery faces many challenges, I remain very optimistic about our future. I strongly believe that there is no better way for our organization to guarantee its success than through engagement of early-career dermatologists. Further development of programs directed to this group will ensure that both the next generation of dermatologic surgeons and the ASDS will flourish.”

Board Member: Anna A. Bar, MD
“I am a passionate advocate for advancing the national reputation of our organization and its members. The long term security of our specialty must be our top priority. I support continued emphasis on marketing dermatologic surgeons’ skills so that the public will seek out an ASDS member as THE expert in all skin procedures. We need to continue educating the public, media and regulators that board certified dermatologists are the gold standard to diagnose and treat skin problems and perform aesthetic procedures.”

Board Member: Nazanin Saedi, MD
“Even prior to COVID-19, nationwide changes in health care administration were increasingly discussed. Rather than avoid this change, we need to be active participants of the conversation, helping to ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of care and services for our patients. These conversations are all the more relevant, as the current pandemic has dramatically altered the landscape of dermatologic services now, and probably will have a lasting effect for the future.”

Board Member: Divya Srivastava, MD
“As more non-physicians and non-core physicians advertise themselves as dermatologists, we must ensure that our patients are safe from laser injury, filler complications and delayed diagnoses of skin cancer. We must continue to be vigilant at the state and federal level to support the physician as the leader in team-based medicine and oppose independent practice of medicine by non-physicians.”

Nominating Committee: Terrence Allan Cronin, Jr., MD
“There really isn’t any other society like ASDS that looks out for our specialty and provides the leading educational experience in dermatologic surgery for our members. The leadership of our organization is on record when it comes to the education of the public, our members and policy-makers. In order for this to continue, it is imperative that we elect leaders that are aware of the many threats that face our specialty but are also grounded in the rich history of the dermatologists who came before us.”

2020-22 Resident Representative: Elizabeth H. Cusick, MD
The Resident Representative to the ASDS and ASDSA Boards of Directors holds a two-year term providing input and guidance to the Society and Association in their efforts to expand outreach and services to dermatology residents. Dr. Cusick is a Chief Resident in dermatology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. She received her undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Stony Brook. Her interests include medical and integrative dermatology.

About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of skin throughout every stage of life. ASDS members are recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery. They also are pioneers in the field; many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit http://asds.net.

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Locate a dermatologic surgeon in your area: http://asds.net/find

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Semos Cloud Showcases its Leading Employee Recognition and Rewards Platform on SuccessConnect

Semos Cloud welcomes SuccessConnect virtual event attendees to their SuccessConnect Product Showroom on October 6 for the Americas. As one of the premier HR events of the year, the SuccessConnect helps customers experience wins that boost productivity, confidence, and engagement. By offering live and “simu-live” elements it gives attendees an exciting, interactive experience.

During this one-day virtual event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn why and how SAP customers use JobPts and what makes it the leading employee Recognition and Rewards Platform integrated with SAP SuccessFactors and certified SAP Endorsed App. Global customers across the world use JobPts to appreciate their employees and create “Moments that Matter." Over the past semester, insurance companies like MAPFRE S.A. and organizations in energy and petrochemical industries like DTE Energy Co. and EQUATE Group decided to create unique employee experience on this Recognition and Rewards Platform.

"SuccessConnect has always been the place where attendees learn how putting employees first leads to better business results. This year, we present our innovative end-to-end employee recognition and rewards platform," comments Goran Rice, Chief Revenue Officer at Semos Cloud. "From planning through implementation, management, and optimization, any employee-centric company can drive engagement and provide memorable digital employee experience with JobPts. We invite SAP SuccessFactors customers worldwide to use this unique opportunity to check our resources and connect with our team on the SuccessConnect Virtual partner space*."

Semos Cloud will share the latest product innovations focused on:

  • 1) Boosting the Employee Experience that is socially engaging and goes with the flow-of-work. This upgrade includes configurable landing pages and branding, integrations with Slack and MS Teams, social sharing integration, improved search, and multiuser selection, e-Cards, and e-Gifs for creating a remarkable recognition, and the option to download a certificate for non-digital workers.
  • 2) Advancing Core Functions to serve as the most robust platform for enterprises - including the new "earn points" and "subsidy" campaigns, new experiences and donations catalog, additional countries for e-Gift cards, bulk down/upload of users in combination with SAP native integration and brand new “Integrations” page overview.
  • 3) Delivering Success Functions for assuring customers usage and adoption as a true SaaS - ensuring delivery of a central API rewards hub, moving applications to pay-per-use (SAP CPEA) environment, multi-tenancy enablement, and improved dashboard in the admin center.


Capterra, G2Crowd, and Software Advice, three of the world’s most trusted review sites, have awarded JobPts with prestigious recognitions and awards. JobPts is a comprehensive solution that shapes positive employee experience and promotes employee success. It comes with built-in solutions for employee surveys, internal communications, and collaboration, making it an all-in-one Recognition and Rewards Platform. Built on the SAP Cloud Platform is the perfect solution for extending Human Experience Management (HXM) efforts.

About Semos Cloud
Semos Cloud is an HR Tech company with a set of innovative Human Capital Management platforms perfectly integrated with SAP® technology, including SuccessFactors®. Our solutions for employee recognition, feedback management, internal employee communications, and workplace collaboration are reshaping the experience of thousands of employees across the globe. To learn more, visit: https://semoscloud.com.

*registration required

Posted in: Business,Computers & Software,Health & Medicine,Technology,U.S

Fashion Meets Mental Health On World Mental Health Day

SECRETS UNVEILED” is a virtual fashion presentation for World Health Day.  The event will occur  on October 10, 2020 from 5pm-7pm via Youtube. It will feature 15 year old celebrity designer, Egypt Ufele, CEO of Chubiiline and Bullychasers.  The fashion show calls for a movement to shift from shame and embarrassment and address the pain within by using OUR VOICE to walk in OUR TRUTH. The true ingredients to the fashion show is to help save more lives, to remind our men and women that it is okay to express themselves and that “YOUR LIFE MATTERS”.   

This is an opportunity for the men, women, teen and child models to walk for Mental Health Awareness and for Sexual Abuse Survivors. The fact that models are walking to bring light to many who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders is a way to encourage others that they are not alone.  “SECRETS UNVEILED” will also pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman by presenting a Wakanda scene and photo exhibition  of children and adults who support their hero “Black Panther”.  When asked why this fashion show was so important to her, Rip The Stigma Founder Elise Antoine stated "As a two time suicide survivor and sexual abuse survivor, I want this fashion show to shine a light on those  who are struggling in silence. To encourage them and let them know  that giving up is not an option”.

Fellow designers presenting and showing  support for the event are Mary More-Shanghai Fashion,, Gwendolyn Wells-Shulmite Modest Apparel, Nora Seay-Pain In The Seam and Larry Underwood-House of Underwood. The event sponsors are Youme’s Events and 8 At The Table.

Tickets are .00 and available via Eventbrite


Please watch Rip The Stigma’s past event: https://youtu.be/4LUK4iyBz8g

About Egypt Ufele

Egypt Ufele was born and raised in Queens NY. She is 15 years old.  Egypt is a Humanitarian, Fashion Designer, a Child Prodigy, Anti-Bullying Activist, Author of two books,  a UN Youth Ambassador, CEO of Chubiiline fashion line, CEO of Bullychasers Non-Profit Organization, Host of the International Teen Summit, Motivational Speaker and a full time high school student with and “A” grade. Egypt changed the game when she overcame being bullied through creativity, intelligence and grace  by becoming the youngest designer, at the age of 10, to present an all-inclusive fashion line for NYFW. Intent on helping others to achieve their dreams, Egypt empowers  people of all ages to dream, set goals and achieve. Her gentle demeanor belies her firm resolve as she crushes the fashion industry with iconic fashion and sassy looks for children, plus-size women, men and boys. www.chubiiline.com

About Rip The Stigma

Rip The Stigma, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by Elise I. Antoine. A grassroots movement encouraging individuals with mental health challenges to speak up and share their stories in order to peel off the stigma attached to mental health.  We provide mental health education, resources, support, and suicide prevention to individuals who are struggling with mental illness. We advocate for mental health awareness while creating a safe space in our society to share your stories and discuss suicide. https://www.ripthestigma.org

For Press inquiries please contact

Rip The Stigma via Sandra Florent  solodovepublicrelations@gmail.com


Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Celebrity,Education,Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine

CMR Molecular Imaging Highlights Barrington Quintessential Magazine on Journey of a Breast Cancer Patient

A recent Barrington Quintessential Magazine describes the story of Leslie Ferris Yerger, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer just two months after having a clear mammogram. Her dense breast tissue made her tumor invisible on a mammogram. Bewildered as to how such extensive cancer had escaped detection, Yerger set out to learn as much as she could. She found that although regular screening mammograms are proven to save lives, they are unable to catch over half of all tumors in breasts that are classified as “dense”.

The article states that when Yerger learned about Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), a technology developed by Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists, she wondered why she had never heard of this technology developed specifically to find hidden tumors in dense breasts. Since then she has raised over 0,000 for research at the Mayo Clinic, and has become an author and a speaker advocating that women with dense breast tissue get advanced supplemental screening, so that her story does not become any other woman’s story.
Read full story at: https://www.quintessentialbarrington.com/so20-the-path-forward/

CMR Molecular Imaging manufactures and commercializes the LumaGEM ® MBI system, with dual-head digital direct conversion gamma imaging, that provides high resolution images with less than 2 mm resolution, using a low dose of Tc99 Sestamibi radiotracer. With over 90 percent sensitivity and specificity, the LumaGEM MBI® has been shown to significantly improve cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue with fewer false positives relative to anatomical imaging technologies, such as MRI and whole breast ultrasound.

Researchers have found and published data demonstrating that in women with dense breast tissue, MBI detects an additional 8.8 cancers per 1000 women screened providing an incremental cancer detection rate (ICDR) of 250% over mammography. Rhodes et al. AJR 2015

About CMR Molecular Imaging: CMR Molecular Imaging is a unit of CMR Naviscan Corporation, a leader in organ-specific molecular imaging and part of the Compañia Mexicana de Radiologia CGR, S.A. de C.V. (CMR), a global developer and manufacturer of high quality diagnostic imaging equipment and healthcare information systems, including DICOM-compliant imaging software. CMR Naviscan, headquartered in Carlsbad, California, develops and manufactures molecular imaging systems, including the Solo II™ High Resolution Breast PET Imaging (BPI) scanner, the Stereo Navigator® Biopsy Guidance Accessory, and the LumaGEM® Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system. CMR Naviscan is US FDA registered and ISO 13485:2012 certified.
For more information visit http://www.cmr-naviscan.com

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

AllKindsofTherapy.com Expands to U.S. Boarding Schools

These initial boarding schools are all nationally accredited for their academics and are non-profit boarding schools. The boarding schools who are partnering with allkindsoftherapy.com are primarily focused on being a boarding community with few, if any, day students. Adding traditional boarding schools to All Kinds of Therapy furthers the mission of providing the facts in an easy to understand way for parents investigating the continuum of care for teens and young adults in treatment. “Google reported in 2019 that 7% of daily searches are healthcare-related and families who are searching for niche information about teen treatment and young adult treatment are staying for 2 minutes to find the facts on allkindsoftherapy.com,” said Jenney Wilder, M.S.Ed., owner of the website.

According to the Association of Boarding Schools, there are 198 traditional boarding schools in the United States. There is a subset of boarding schools that entertain the application of a student who successfully completed a treatment program. This cohort of schools has smaller student populations, intentional ways of creating a community for their whole school, and sometimes have an expert clinician or specific diagnosis that transition or integrate into their community. These specialized boarding schools utilize strong Advisor/Advisee relationships, small classes, and various other types of academic and emotional supports to assist all their students’ continued success and growth. “Listing our facts on allkindsoftherapy.com’s new section for specialized boarding schools allows us to connect with a valued demographic among our prospective students and families,” said Matthew Woodhall, Head of Woodhall School in Connecticut. He went on to explain, "Students who have made demonstrable progress in a therapeutic milieu, possess a keener self-awareness and freshly developed coping skills, which in turn provide a solid foundation for them to build upon their personal, academic, and co-curricular success in our school community.”

“Every stage of the recovery process is crucial for a student, including the transition from a therapeutic environment into a mainstream school. Small boarding schools offer subtle but critical structures to ensure student success, and parsing out these characteristics cannot always be found in most online directories or school-based websites,” said Holly McGlennon Treat, M.Ed., Director of Boarding School Advising at The Bertram Group in Westport, CT. Allkindsoftherapy.com provides easy to understand information that will help families compare all levels of treatment to transition programming for teens and young adults. The therapeutic process is not a straight line. Whether a parent is searching online for the the right clinician, intervention, family coach, therapeutic consultant, psychologist, takes time and trust to go through the process.


About All Kinds of Therapy
Launched in 2015, allkindsoftherapy.com is a web-based platform that focuses on interventions, assessment, and varying types of treatment to transition programming for ages 30 and under. All the advertisers on the website must answer revealing facts about their treatment model, clinicians' training, licensing, etc, and offer a level of transparency, unlike any other online treatment, boarding school, or professional directory. The web platform allows the visitor to compare side-by-side, residential options, boarding schools. The professionals listed in the ‘Expert section’ are parent coaches, tele-therapy, tele-assessment, therapeutic consultants who reveal details about their practice. The monthly blog allows parents to learn the questions to ask when hiring professionals or enrolling their child and gather a greater understanding of a dynamic Family Choice Behavioral Healthcare industry.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Services,U.S

Professional Physical Therapy Announces Telehealth Certification for Clinicians

The clinical excellence department within Professional Physical Therapy has developed a training and certification program to better cater to both our therapist’s and patients’ needs in providing world-class care. With the rise in virtual and telehealth physical therapy services, the program stands to identify exceptional individuals who are most experienced and best suited for providing virtual care.

The certification criteria was created to ensure as little difference as possible between an in-clinic evaluation and a video visit. Therapists who have completed at least 15 prior telehealth sessions, have greater than one year of clinical experience, and have been recommended by operations and the clinical excellence team, are invited to the training sessions to begin the certification process.

Individuals who pass a comprehensive written exam are then required to participate in a mock-telehealth appointment with an education team member. After successful completion of all aspects of the program they are identified as a Professional Physical Therapy Certified Telehealth Therapist.

Todd Herzberger PT, MSPT, CDNS, Chief Operating Officer at Professional Physical Therapy states, "We are proud to offer our patients and clinicians a best in class method to limit disruption of care during very trying times. Our robust telehealth certification process ensures that the exceptional care delivered in our brick and mortar locations continues via the leverage of technology as a treatment method. Our clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction scores prove that telehealth is a viable option for our patients that are not able to make it to the clinic."

"Our certified telehealth provider program exemplifies Professional Physical Therapy’s commitment to clinical excellence. We are very proud to offer our patients video visit options with providers that have undergone a rigorous certification process to ensure exceptional care delivery if they are not able to attend one of our state of the art physical facilities. This has helped us maintain our nationally recognized outcomes with our patients who elect to utilize telehealth as their preferred method to access Physical and Hand therapy care," states Director of Clinical Outcomes at Professional Physical Therapy, Owen Lennon PT, DPT, OCS.

Professional Physical Therapy currently operates widely across five of the Northeast states. For more information and a list of all Professional Physical Therapy locations and services, please visit http://www.professionalpt.com.

About Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of outpatient physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services throughout the New York Metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Professional’s patient-centric treatment philosophy is focused on providing exceptional, compassionate care to the entire person, and not just their injury. Their licensed Physical Therapists design customized treatment plans, using the most innovative therapeutics, to help patients achieve and exceed their goals. Service offerings include telehealth, in-home physical therapy, and outpatient physical, hand, and occupational therapy in over 180 clinics throughout the Northeast.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Services,U.S

Little Steps Opens New Glenview Location, Launches Florida Company to Reach More Patients

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has opened a second location in Glenview, Illinois and launched a new sister company in Florida to expand educational programs and reach new patients in need of therapeutic services. The new space in Glenview also allows for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

After the pandemic prompted many schools to switch to virtual learning earlier this year, the Little Steps team decided to develop programming to help parents and supplement remote education. The pediatric therapy provider already offered a preschool readiness program to promote early learning and skills like social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, pre-writing, pre-language and more. As of this fall, Little Steps also assists children with skills like reading, handwriting and speech via enrichment pods for Pre-K through 5th-grade students.

The pods deliver supplemental instruction in core areas and are limited to eight participants each to allow for proper distancing. Each pod meets for 2.5 hours per session and is led by a team of Little Steps therapists. Please visit the enrichment pods section of the therapy provider’s website for more information.

The new Glenview site – located at 1850 Johns Dr. – allows Little Steps to deliver that socially distanced programming to assist children with e-learning, explained Jaime Passaglia, founder of Little Steps.    

“It’s been tough for parents trying to help their kids with remote learning,” Passaglia said. “We felt there was a need to bridge the gap with our enrichment pods. Our team has worked some of their e-learning instructions into the programming as well.”

Passaglia also launched a sister company, Little Steps Florida LLC, in Florida in August after team member Erica Vitaliano moved there. Vitaliano is a pediatric speech therapist and has served as the director of speech therapy services and Early Intervention therapy services for Little Steps. She now offers Early Intervention services and teletherapy in Florida. Passaglia plans to secure office space for the new company soon.

In addition to the two new locations, Little Steps already had sites in Chicago, Highland Park, Wilmette and Glenview to serve children throughout the Chicago metro area. The company focuses on delivering compassionate and comprehensive care – including pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy – to children of all ages. For more information, please call 847-707-6744 or email info@littlestepspt.com.

About Little Steps

Little Steps Pediatric Therapy is a privately-owned company composed of pediatric professionals focused on delivering physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavior therapy to children of all ages in the Chicago area. Our team is determined to provide comprehensive and educational care to change the lives of children one step at a time. To learn more, visit littlestepspt.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Living,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Growing Accolades from Inc 5000 and the NMSDC for Minority/Woman Owned Translation Company in Driving Health Equity

High quality, culturally relevant language access isn’t always readily available for the 25 million+ people in the United States who are LEP (Limited English Proficient) patients. For those that do obtain access, the standards set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are proposed to further weaken. Deeper connections require a holistic approach to language that includes adapting for tone, images, colors, symbols, religion, politics, gender, diets, humor level, sequence of information, acronyms, untranslatable puns, idioms and medical terms that don’t exist in the target language.

While there are thousands of language service providers worldwide, CQ fluency’s unique proprietary processes and strong commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) are making the company stand out and win accolades. For the seventh consecutive year, CQ fluency, whose mission is “improving lives,” is recognized on the Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies” list. This announcement comes on the heels of recently being named a Corporate Plus member by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Both recognitions are a testament to CQ fluency’s comprehensive approach to diversity and inclusion – embracing a multicultural workforce, creating an inclusive workplace culture, being integrated in their communities and leveraging diverse suppliers. All these factors contribute to CQ fluency’s ability to help the world’s largest health and life science organizations engage the hearts and minds of their often-misunderstood diverse patients.

Elisabete Miranda, President & CEO of CQ fluency shared, “We are honored to receive recognition from Inc. 5000, and the NMSDC and want to be sure that our ‘purpose’ receives acknowledgement, not just our growth.” Elisabete added, “As a Minority and Woman owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), diversity isn’t simply a company policy – diverse is what we are, and inclusive work naturally derives from that. For over 20 years we have worked towards improving the lives of underserved populations through communication, with a goal to contribute to the fight toward inclusive health equity for all.”

D&I strategies are valuable ingredients in overcoming adversity. Through the unprecedented events of 2020, CQ fluency’s well-known agility and flexibility was evident through their commitment and responsiveness in the face of adversity. To continue to serve their clients in a more expansive and immediate way in the face of COVID-19 by transitioning to a full-remote team overnight, implementing a 24/7 task force for critical translation needs, waiving rush fees, maintaining a full staff with no lay-offs or furloughs and hiring additional staff.

CQ fluency focuses on providing language solutions for Fortune 500 health and life science companies with services that provide LEP patients with access to critical health information, addressing the multicultural dimensions of non-adherence, and helping drive diversity in clinical trials.

About CQ fluency:

CQ fluency is a global company that offers a full suite of culturally relevant translation services for life sciences and health in over 170 languages. We are on a mission to improve lives– with subject matter experts who leverage their Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to blend meaning and feeling to cultivate real human connections. We combine human expertise with customized technology to help organizations effectively communicate to an increasingly diverse domestic population and navigate the global marketplace. Our clients include pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, hospitals and health agencies. More about CQ fluency can be found on our website at http://www.CQfluency.com

About Inc. Media:

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About NMSDC:
The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the United States, the Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. for more information about NMSDC visit http://www.nmsdc.org

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

Asymmetrex Reports the First Quantitation of “True” Tissue Stem Cells In Stem Cell History

“True” in stem cell science and stem cell medicine has a peculiar meaning. When applied to tissue stem cells, it reflects what has not been knowable instead of what is known. Since the earliest history of tissue stem cell science and medicine, no means existed to count tissue stem cells that maintain and regenerate the organs and tissues of children and adults. The need for an effective counting method has limited progress in stem cell research and medicine for decades.

The tissue stem cells that maintain organs and tissues are called “true” stem cells to distinguish them from other more numerous precursor cells in the body that also have important roles in building mature tissues and organs. However, other precursor cells – also known as committed progenitor cells – which are in fact produced by true stem cells, differ from true stem cells in a crucial respect. They have short lives before they turn into mature cells that eventually die. Only true stem cells have lifetimes for as long as the human lifespan. For the same reason, true stem cells are sometimes called “immortal” stem cells.

Because of the difference in lifetime, progenitor cells do not work for stem cell therapy and gene therapy. To be successful, stem cell therapies require true stem cells; and gene therapies must target true stem cells with their curative genetic engineering. Asymmetrex director, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., says, “So, it is no surprise that now being able to count and determine the dosage of true stem cells routinely, in all areas of stem cell science and medicine, has got to end up making a big difference for patients. With Asymmetrex’s advance, stem cell-blind research and stem cell-blind medicine are no longer acceptable practices.”

The company’s recent report, published in OBM Transplantation, describes the first-ever quantification of several different therapeutic tissue stem cell types. True blood stem cells obtained from both bone marrow and cord blood, which are approved for stem cell therapies, were counted for the first time. These stem cells are also in active use by many companies and centers to improve transplantation therapies and to develop gene therapies. Several different types of stem cells in use for clinical trial investigations were counted. The report also shows how the ability to count true stem cells is a new powerful tool for drug evaluations that can accelerate progress in the development of new pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical medicines.

Beyond presenting the first technology for counting true stem cells, the new report describes Asymmetrex’s discovery of true stem cell counting algorithms. The newly discovered mathematical formulas allow rapid, inexpensive determination of stem cell number and dose. The new algorithms open the path to future automation of true stem cell counting. The new counting technology is free for evaluation on the company’s website.

About Asymmetrex

Asymmetrex, LLC is a Massachusetts life sciences company with a focus on developing technologies to advance stem cell medicine. The company’s U.S. and U.K. patent portfolio contains biotechnologies that solve the two main technical problems – production and quantification – that have stood in the way of effective use of human adult tissue stem cells for regenerative medicine and drug development. Asymmetrex markets the first technology for determination of the dose and quality of tissue stem cell preparations (the “AlphaSTEM Test™”) for use in stem cell transplantation therapies and pre-clinical drug evaluations. Asymmetrex is a member company of the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute BioFabUSA (ARMI) and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio).

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting Expands to Phoenix, Arizona

Continuing on its rapid national expansion - Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting - a broad-spectrum sanitization, disinfection and deodorization provider - is proud to announce it has opened doors in Phoenix, Arizona. The company will offer door-to-door sanitizing and disinfecting services for businesses and residents throughout the area.

Germinator provides a 100% safe and non-toxic sanitizing and disinfecting process, utilizing breakthrough technology scientifically proven to help reduce the threat of harmful bacteria and viruses similar to the novel coronavirus.

Best friends since childhood, Greg Cook and Robert Blankenship will own and operate Germinator Phoenix. An Arizona resident of nearly 30 years, Cook resides in Phoenix with his wife Annette; their four children Kelsey, Kylie, Dylan, and Austin; and his parents, who live a short drive away in Prescott. He was motivated to open a Germinator franchise as a way to play a front-line role in helping to keep the community safe.

“I’ve spent most of my life in Arizona and it’s where I’ve built my family and career,” said Cook. “I’ve developed a true love for the community and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Now, more than ever, businesses and residents are relying on high-quality sanitizing and disinfecting services to keep their homes and businesses safe as we try our best to go about our daily lives. I wanted to do my part in restoring confidence to the community by helping create comfortable environments.”

Having previously lived in Phoenix, Blankenship – who now resides in Miami, Florida - has ties to the community and a passion for the Germinator brand. He is the founder and CEO of WebFindYou, the first All-In-One Digital Marketing Technology that provides companies, agencies, and freelancers with a more streamlined and efficient way to maximize a company’s online visibility and grow their brand, leads, and sales with less hassle, reduced costs and increased revenues. Through WebFindYou, Blankenship has spearheaded the successful launch of all 21 Germinator franchises. His passion for the brand led him to embark on the opening of Germinator Phoenix.

“I truly believe in the Germinator brand and have witnessed firsthand how big of a role these franchises have played in helping to keep communities across the country safe during these difficult times, especially without the use of harsh and toxic chemicals,” said Blankenship. “Germinator Phoenix allows us to fill a void in the market, giving the community access to a top-notch sanitizing and disinfecting process that is followed with an application of long-lasting protection from mold, mildew, and odor causing bacteria.”

Germinator - which is headquartered in Atlanta - was founded by Jeff Gill in 2015, with the vision of providing a safe, effective and non-toxic method of proper sanitizing and disinfecting for businesses and households. Since February, the company has launched Germinator locations in major cities across the U.S.

“We’re excited to welcome Robert and Greg to the Germinator family to spearhead our launch into the Arizona market,” said Gill. “I’ve worked with Robert for eight years now, and he has a true understanding of the vision and mission of the company. We’re confident that the Phoenix franchise is going to be extremely successful.”

Germinator utilizes a two-step process to sanitize and disinfect surfaces as well as provide long-lasting protection against odor-causing bacteria, bacteria which cause stains and discoloration and fungi such as mold and mildew, and algae. The first step - Genesis - harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) to destroy bacteria, mold, mildew, viruses and odors caused by bacteria. HOCI is a non-toxic, near-neutral pH, hospital-grade sanitizer and disinfectant. The second step applies the Germinator's Shield - an invisible microbial coating that protects surfaces for an extended period of time against the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria. Both products are EPA registered and safe for humans, pets and the environment. The company’s highly trained field specialists employ best practices using electrostatic sprayers and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.

Upholding the highest standards of sanitizing and disinfecting, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. In an effort to research and further validate its practice of sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, the company recently created the Germinator Scientific Advisory Board. The board is made up of key leaders such as Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr - who was an Assistant to the United States Surgeon General for five administrations.

"During these unprecedented times, the need to focus on sterilizing agents within our country's airports, public spaces, and offices in order to decrease the spread of viral pathogens such as Coronavirus is essential," states Dr. Moore. "I am extremely happy to be a part of the Germinator team and lend my expertise in public health and regulatory affairs to what I feel is an immense asset to the containment effort."

The company continues to expand across the country, providing communities with a proactive solution to help free environments from harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses. With Germinator, society can now have peace of mind and the freedom to live or work in a sanitized and disinfected environment. Arizona businesses and residents can learn more by visiting https://www.germinatorphoenix.com or calling (602) 932-7406.

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Cano Health selects Tejano Musician Jay Perez as Ambassador for its San Antonio Medical Centers

Cano Health, LLC, a leading population health management company and operator of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is happy to announce that it has selected Tejano musician Jay Perez as ambassador for its South Texas medical centers.

In this capacity he will serve as community advisor, advertising talent, and creative consultant for Cano Health, helping the company build brand awareness and championing programs that resonate with the local community.

Mr. Perez, known to many as “The Voice”, is an award-winning Tejano singer-songwriter and native San Antonian with a deep understanding of the community. “Knowing that San Antonio is a City rich in culture and coming from a family that has its own health issues, I have seen up close what a lack of health care can do to a family and a community... I feel it is extremely important for me to use my platform to raise awareness and promote quality health care,” says Perez.    

Edward Vargas, Texas Vice President for Cano Health, says the company is dedicated to transforming healthcare for San Antonians and its seniors by activating excellence in primary care, in-home visits, pharmacy delivery services, and expanded telemedicine for patient safety and convenience.

“Jay is an important local influencer in the San Antonio community. His dedication to our community and his character reflect our core values,” says Vargas. “We want San Antonio to know that Cano Health is committed to improving patient and community health by delivering superior primary care medical services, while forging a life-long bond with our patients.”

San Antonio is Cano Health’s first stop as part of its national expansion. The company will soon be opening a retail location and full-service medical center at 7031 Marbach; and three other medical centers at 100 S. Zarzamora, 2925 West Ave, and 6623 Zarzamora by the end of the year.

About Cano Health
Cano Health operates primary care centers and pharmacies and supports affiliated clinics in Florida, Puerto Rico, and now San Antonio that specialize in primary care for seniors. As part of its care coordination, Cano Health provides sophisticated, high-touch population health management programs such as home visits, telehealth, transition of care, and high risk & complex care management. Cano Health's personalized patient care and proactive approach to wellness and preventive care is what sets it apart from competitors.

Cano Health was recently recognized by Inc. magazine for the second consecutive year as the fastest-growing health care company in the nation and 39th among all US companies as part of its annual 5000 ranking. For more information visit http://www.canohealth.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Clean the World Foundation and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Get Outdoors Nevada to Improve the Health of the Las Vegas Watershed through Teacher Training Programs

Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting local water champions in Las Vegas, Macao, and Singapore. Managed and operated by Clean the World Foundation, The Drop by Drop Project will be supported in part by savings from Sands’ conservation programs.

The second organization selected for funding was Get Outdoors Nevada (GON), who will use the funding to conduct six water conservation teacher training programs for 120 teachers. In addition, the funds will support transportation for approximately 30 science and water-related field trips for thousands of students.

Healthy environments create healthy communities. Protecting the environment requires an engaged community that understands the importance of its natural resources. This is especially true of Southern Nevada, which depends almost entirely on the Colorado River and Lake Mead for its water resources. “Teachers are vital to inspiring the next generation to protect and care for our scarce water resources,” says Aaron Lynn Leifheit, Education Program Director, Get Outdoors Nevada. “Teachers will be offered two types of programs The Discover a Watershed and Project WET. These trainings will equip teachers with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to become good water stewards and impart this information on students of all ages.”

“It is important to support organizations that support science-literacy and water stewardship, just as it is important for our teachers to be well versed in the importance of water resources to our local environment and community,” says Katarina Tesarova, senior vice president, global sustainability, Las Vegas Sands.

Sam Stephens, executive director of Clean the World Foundation, says that GON is proactively helping protect the Las Vegas watershed, a critically important Southern Nevada resource. “Educating the leaders of tomorrow on the importance of water conservation is a vital component to maintaining long-term sustainability goals. Facilitating this type of project is fundamentally why the Drop by Drop Project exists.”

For more information on The Drop by Drop Project, please visit: https://cleantheworldfoundation.org/dropbydrop

About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation is an international development and global health nonprofit operating hygiene-focused emergency relief initiatives, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) education programs, targeting vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world. Clean the World Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of Clean the World’s social enterprise responsible for all soap and hygiene kit distribution both domestically and globally as part of many of its comprehensive WASH programs. Clean the World Foundation engages volunteers, donors, and other outcome-focused organizations around the world to provide hygiene supplies and education curriculum to support its global health programs. Since 2009, Clean the World Foundation has served over 10 million individuals through its global WASH programs. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Clean the World Foundation may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by visiting https://www.fdacs.gov/ConsumerServices. For more information, visit us online: https://www.cleantheworldfoundation.org.

About Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the world's pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. We created the meetings, incentives, convention, and exhibition (MICE)-based Integrated Resort. Our industry-leading Integrated Resorts provide substantial contributions to our host communities including growth in leisure and business tourism, sustained job creation, and ongoing financial opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses. Our properties include The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., we have developed the largest portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.

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Now Open: Kind Oasis Modernizes Milwaukee’s CBD Shopping Experience with Premium yet Affordable Products

Buying CBD products in Milwaukee no longer has to be intimidating and confusing. “From the beginning, we’ve been dually-focused: to provide premium yet affordable CBD, and create an inviting space for our community to learn about, experience and purchase these goods,“ says Salem Kashou, the owner of the Eastside’s newest CBD store, Kind Oasis™, located in the former Kashou Carpets building on 2169 N Farwell Ave.

“In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the popularity of CBD in Milwaukee and beyond,” explains Kashou. “Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a corresponding increase of pop-up stores selling overpriced, and sometimes, untested products from people who know little about what they’re actually selling. Our goal is to make the everyday shopper more comfortable and better educated about the various types of CBD so they can achieve optimal therapeutic effects at the most affordable pricing in town.“

Co-owner Erik Willms, who is originally from Mequon, lived the last 10 years in Montana. Much of that time was spent creating and refining techniques used for the concentration of cannabinoids. He will utilize his experience to improve industry standards for both product quality and consumer price.

“Our aim is to set the bar for CBD quality in Milwaukee,” notes Willms. “We’ve seen the wide-ranging comforting benefits that come with using quality CBD for chronic muscle and joint pain, insomnia, anxiety, focus, stress, and even depression. That is why we place such a huge emphasis on education and third-party testing. And we only provide medicated products from reputable brands with the strictest adherence to quality control and testing. You’ll find only the best Hemp-derived CBD products at Kind Oasis.”

The store, which opened in June, might be best described as a family-friendly, CBD wonderland. It features over 100 CBD products ranging from oils, softgels, tablets and gummies to sports balm, vape cartridges and a unique line of pet products. Besides selling its own Kind Oasis™ branded items, the store carries a large selection of Wisconsin-owned CBD brands, as well as national brands such as Medterra®, Plant People®, and Green Roads®. Just CBD-curious? The store also carries a thoughtfully curated gift selection including goods for the home, kids, pets, outdoor living, and lifestyle.

Also unique to Kind Oasis is the store’s free event space to foster Milwaukee’s creative community. This space can be used for educational seminars, community events and fund-raisers, as well as an option for local artists, musicians, fitness gurus, and others to host their own pop-up events.

“We’ve created an open, inviting space for the people in our community,” says Kashou. “In today’s environment its now more important than ever for all of us to find wholeness and balance together with plant-based relief.”

Kind Oasis stays committed to the health and safety of all guests. To keep everyone safe inside the store Kind Oasis offers masks for all shoppers, hand sanitizer throughout the store, and continuous cleaning of high-touch surfaces, in addition to touchless payment processing. More so, the stores spacious and open environment promotes natural social distancing. Kind Oasis launched an e-commerce website with free shipping on all orders for wellness seekers not in town, or too busy for instore shopping.

Kind Oasis is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm. The store is located at 2169 N Farwell Ave on Milwaukee’s East Side.

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Marci Brockmann Shares Life Experiences Through An Intimate Memoir and Healing Journey

Marci Brockman, the renowned artist, author, and teacher, has shared an intimate memoir and the healing journey of her life. The memoir shares her own trauma and how she helped herself and others deal with pain and how overcoming mental illness and addiction is a distinct possibility through expressive writing. 

“I believe that we all need hope and inspiration to break the destructive bonds of trauma,” says Marci Brockmann. “I have authored a memoir and a guided expressive writing journal, both aimed at healing trauma and pain and helping people connect with their past. I want people to understand and make sense of their memories and beautiful patterns and discover the truest hopes and dreams to make their lives truly beautiful.”

The two books that Brockmann has authored are – ‘Permission To Land: Searching For Love, Home & Belonging - a memoir about surviving and thriving mental illness and addiction and learning to love yourself and your life and ‘Permission To Land: Personal Transformation Through Writing’ - a guided expressive writing journal with over 100 pages of writing prompts. The journal aims to help people overcome their past experiences and move ahead with more clarity, awareness, and confidence.

According to Brockmann, expressive writing has the power to heal and also helps create a secure future that creates a sense of love and belonging. She has been sharing stories with others and wants people to know about their past, illuminate the present, and take firm steps towards a bright future with more clarity, awareness, and confidence through writing. The aim is to help people improve their mental health.

 The new author believes that expressive writing is the cornerstone of wellness and writing connections. She has designed a video workshop that can help people learn at their own pace. They can use numerous writing prompts and inspiring photographs to discover their deepest emotions, memories, and motivations, continue their wellness journey, and achieve personal growth.

Both her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book stores. Signed copies of the book can be purchased at www.Marcibrockmann.com along with customized paintings, prints, scarves, and now fashionable face masks.

Brockmann is also offering her Expressive Writing Video Workshop as a free gift on https://youtu.be/1gjKcMLb3xM 

Here’s what Barbara Kanal, DSW had to say about her book:

‘In Permission to Land: Personal Transformation Through Writing’ Marci Brockmann has created an excellent tool for reflection and self-improvement. The thought-provoking writing prompts will take you on a valuable journey through your own life, experiences, and memories. It is a beautiful addition to the memoir Permission to Land: Searching for Love, Home & Belonging. Her psychological knowledge is evident as the writing prompts to encourage us all to tell our own stories.”

For more information, visit www.MarciBrockmann.com 

Her other online links are: 

What’s up, Marci? - The blog - www.whatsupMarci.com  

YouTube Channel - What’s up, Marci? -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2HWaqrJ5xHOz02zmm7O_w 

Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/Marcibrockmannartist  


Facebook Group - Permission to Heal...Safe to Fly  

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Marcibrockmann  

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marcibrockmann/ 

Book Trailer Video -

About Marci Brockmann:

Marci Brockmann has been writing expressively in journals for 35 years. She has drawn from her rich journaling experiences to write the two new books. She also hosts her own YouTube Channel – What’s up, Marci? 

She grew up as a child with low self-esteem because of her tough family circumstances. Because of her high sense of insecurity, she yearned for love, a safe home, and a sense of real connection. She realized she had all these inside her while she was always looking outside for the same. Brockmann soon explored the idea of growth and healing through expressive writing and was able to soon realize her dreams and goals.

Marci lives in New York with her husband, their grown kids, frisky cats, and many fishes. Her mission is to empower people to understand their past and make sense of it while creating a future of love, home, and belonging. 

Posted in: Books & Literature,Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,Living,Website & Blog

Coverage of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) virtual meeting featured on AuntMinnie.com

For the second straight year, radiology portal AuntMinnie.com, part of Science and Medicine Group, has launched a new special section dedicated exclusively to the proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.

AuntMinnie's RADCast@ISMRM is available at radcast.auntminnie.com and features wall-to-wall editorial coverage of the premier medical conference dedicated exclusively to MRI. Important topics at the 2020 conference include the following:

  • Alternatives to gadolinium-based MRI contrast
  • Reducing the ecological impact of MRI scanners
  • MRI in low-resource countries
  • New applications of artificial intelligence and MRI
  • Holographic visualization of human anatomy
  • Efforts to improve the safety of MRI scanning


"We're pleased to once again be offering coverage of the ISMRM annual meeting," said Brian Casey, editor in chief of AuntMinnie.com. "This year's virtual format for ISMRM 2020 is a perfect complement to our exclusively online coverage."

ISMRM's mission to educate the MRI community continues with this year's virtual meeting, even in an era of social distancing, according to Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, 2019-2020 ISMRM president.

"Sharing research, networking, precipitating new thinking, and inspiring thought that does not come easily in isolation -- that is the goal of our annual meeting," Wald said. "It’s been a challenging year for all of us, with plenty of isolation, but I am confident that the virtual meeting can achieve these goals. I look forward to participating in it with you. It has been an honor serving the society as the 2019-2020 ISMRM president."

AuntMinnie's daily editorial coverage of ISMRM 2020 will run from August 8 to August 14.

About AuntMinnie.com

AuntMinnie.com is the premier online destination for radiologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, and related professionals in the medical imaging industry, while AuntMinnieEurope.com serves the European radiology community. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com feature the latest news, communities, continuing medical education, and board review education for medical imaging physicians, clinicians, residents, and medical students across the world. AuntMinnie.com and AuntMinnieEurope.com are part of Science and Medicine Group.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Technology,U.S

Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals Cuts Ribbon on Another Post-Acute Care Hospital

Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals today cut yet another ribbon for the opening of its newest 36 private bed, 41,000 square foot, modern post-acute care rehabilitation hospital in Keller, Texas (N. Ft. Worth) at 791 S. Main Street. The hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitative services and around the clock registered nursing care to patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries such as stroke and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, orthopedic and other chronic complex medical conditions.

Jay Quintana, Everest Rehabilitation’s CEO and co-founder said, “While our traditional hospital ribbon cutting festivities are dampened by the Coronavirus; we are ecstatic about opening our fourth identical, 36-bed rehabilitation hospital in Keller, Texas. Our newest Keller, TX location is centrally located in the heart of the fastest growing part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. We look forward to providing exceptional post-acute health care to the communities of Keller, Southlake, Bedford, Ft. Worth, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Grapevine, Watauga, Colleyville, North Richland Hills and beyond. Rehabilitation hospitals, like Everest, are extremely valuable to the communities we serve as we complete the continuum of care to get patients home. We whole-heartedly believe that patients thrive best when their environment and care far exceed their expectations in the high energy, high quality, modern hospital setting at Everest.”

Omar Jenkins, Everest Rehabilitation’s CFO and co-founder said, “We started looking for a site in this part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex over four years ago and finally the perfect five acre site became available after an exhaustive two year search. We are excited to be able to provide one to one physical therapy care to our patients, five to seven days a week in this region. Our strong nurse to patient ratio contributes to optimal outcomes in our post-acute care, naturally lit hospitals.”

The hospital project represents a million dollar investment in the community and includes numerous uncommon hospital details akin to a luxury hotel. The project includes spacious, state of the art physical therapy gyms, a large outdoor (park like) mobility courtyard for therapeutic use, a HydroWorx aqua therapy system, a fully furnished Assisted Daily Living apartment where a patient can practice “every day” activities, several family gathering areas, a large open dining hall, a real therapy car, in-house dialysis and an in-house pharmacy. Everest Rehabilitation hospitals provide interdisciplinary care with physician-led teams of therapists focused on improving a patient’s quality of life in a modern and naturally lit setting. Each identical 36-private bed Everest Rehabilitation Hospital is carefully designed to expand by 18 additional private rooms. The entire infrastructure (dining, kitchen, parking and mechanical) is already in place for every hospital to support the bed expansion. The Keller, TX physical rehabilitation hospital is a prime location for these room additions.
About Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, LLC

Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a multispecialty acute care 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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Thermal Proximity Systems Announces Safety Offerings in Response to COVID-19

Thermal Proximity Systems Helps Businesses & Public Institutions Return to Work Safely

  • Company Provides a Regimented and Automated Approach to Determining Body Temperature Allowing Companies to Comply with CDC, Government & Healthcare Guidelines
  • Solution Automatically Provides the Visibility and Insight to Understand if Employees, Customers, Students or Visitors are not Physically Distancing allowing Organizations to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Exposure


As America continues to open across all industries and public institutions with increasing velocity, many organizations are seeking to gain an understanding of how to facilitate the process of having employees and customers return to work safely in both public and private spaces.

While most companies are committed to ensuring a safe workplace, few understand the requirements and implications related for reopening safely. To help alleviate some of the uncertainty and provide clarity in uncertain times, Thermal Proximity Systems is focused on three (3) problematic areas:


  • Measuring an individual’s body temperature to ensure a fever is not present.
  • Checking to ensure an individual is wearing a mask, if applicable.
  • Monitoring and alerting you to groups that are not practicing physical distancing.


These vitally important practices are automatically performed via a non-invasive and anonymous approach driven by proven AI-assisted technology and software that alerts staff to issues in real-time.

In addition to providing the appropriate automated technology functions, Thermal Proximity Systems works closely with clients to provide guidance, processes, and practical approaches to ensure individuals can return safe, stay safe and be confident within their facility or workspace.    

“The emergence of COVID-19 has created a life-altering situation that could potentially be life-threatening for some. With our years of physical security, video surveillance and network expertise we felt an obligation to help organizations fundamentally transform the way they prepare and think about reopening their facilities,” said Amy Friel, Thermal Proximity Systems’ Co-Founder and COO. “Many organizations, however, rush to embrace a return to work posture without a clear plan, or a precise understanding of the implications of this move. Thermal Proximity Systems was founded to help organizations weigh the pros and cons of safely returning to work, school or entering public gathering spaces and make educated and informed decisions based on practical advice and supported by automated technology platforms.”

Thermal Proximity Systems is poised to assist organizations who look to return safely to work or educational institutions who are now planning for the arrival of students and faculty in the Fall. The company’s experience, flexibility and business experience will be vital in helping organizations navigate the public safety issues that are present in reopening.

Pricing and Availability Furnished upon request

About Thermal Proximity Systems
Thermal Proximity Systems helps organizations safely reopen and remain open using cutting edge technology that provides confidence and assurance that people are at the proper temperature and physically distancing without invading individual privacy.

We take a three (3) pronged approach that includes Advisory Services to help you look at various approaches to reopening, Thermal Protect®, our highly accurate, thermal body temperature monitoring solution is effective for quick and accurate detection of elevated body temperature and Distance Alert® our distance monitoring solution which provides you up-to-the-moment data on the proximity and concentration (not just capacity) of everyone at your location using real-time tracking of personal devices, allowing you to create a distance-friendly environment in today's new normal.

George Mellor
Thermal Proximity Systems

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Nura Pain Clinic Welcomes R. Scott Stayner, MD

Nura welcomes R. Scott Stayner, MD. Dr. Stayner will serve as the pain clinic’s Medical Director of Nura Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

In his new role, Dr. Stayner will oversee Nura’s interventional services at the clinic’s newly renovated state-of-the-art pain treatment facility in Edina, Minn. The expanded and updated clinic was officially unveiled in March 2020 and offers comprehensive pain management, with all evidenced-based pain treatments available under one roof.

Dr. Stayner has practiced interventional pain management since 2012, using a combination of interventional procedures, physical therapy, behavioral health counseling, neuromodulation and medications to help patients manage chronic pain. He was inspired to specialize in Pain Management after helping care for his grandmother, who suffered from debilitating back pain despite various surgeries and high doses of opioids.

“Dr. Stayner’s personal passion for alleviating chronic pain, his impressive technical skills and his holistic approach to pain management make him an ideal addition to Nura’s medical team,” noted David Schultz MD, Nura founder and CEO.

Dr. Scott Stayner is board certified through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. From 2013 to 2017, he served as a member of the Montana Medical Association’s committee addressing the state’s opioid crisis. As a committee member he educated primary care physicians on best practices for managing chronic pain and the role of opioid medications in pain management. Dr. Stayner has published book chapters and journal articles on safe practices for opioid prescribing. He also is a frequent lecturer for the UC Davis Pain Fellowship Program and has co-authored multiple publications with its faculty.

Dr. Stayner completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Minnesota, his Fellowship in Pain Management with the University of California, Davis, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

Nura (formally MAPS Medical Pain Clinics) was founded in 1995 by David Schultz, MD, a pioneer in interventional pain management. In his work as a practicing anesthesiologist in the 1990s, Dr. Schultz realized the need to treat chronic pain patients with a more comprehensive approach and went on to found the region's first multidisciplinary pain management clinic, coordinating high tech interventional procedures with in-house physical therapy and psychology services. Nura’s mission is to give chronic pain sufferers their lives back.

At Nura patients can receive chronic pain evaluation, medication management, physical therapy and behavioral health counseling as well as interventional pain procedures and surgeries, all in the same clinic. This is a critical advantage for patients who otherwise may receive fragmented and poorly coordinated pain management by multiple providers at multiple locations.

Nura’s multidisciplinary approach to pain management includes medication management, physical therapy and behavioral health coordinated with minimally invasive interventional procedures such as nerve blocks, spinal injections and nerve ablation. For more complex chronic pain problems, Nura offers a full range of implantable pain control options including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and targeted spinal drug delivery.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

BabyLiveAdvice Partners with March of Dimes, Weeks After Being Named an Awardee in the J&J Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge

BabyLiveAdvice is pleased to announce a new partnership with March of Dimes, the leading non-profit fighting for the health of all moms and babies. The organization has also received an award from the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, Johnson and Johnson.  

Recognized as an innovative tech health application, BabyLiveAdvice supports mother and parents virtually through their journey from preconception to early childhood and everything in between. Offering virtual access to a national network of mom providers such as midwives, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants, nutritionists, mental health professionals even a dentist. All provider come from various cultural background and via translation services can speak in all languages. Moms can join online live support groups, pre and postnatal classes or receive individual consults straight from their cell phones. 

Through their partnership with March of Dimes, BabyLiveAdvice will connect families to vital telemedicine support while helping the Arlington, VA-based non-profit develop the virtualization of their program offerings and learn from user experience. In addition, BabyLiveAdvice will provide a portion of its proceeds from its telemedicine platform to support healthy moms and strong babies.

“We are happy to announce our collaboration with March of Dimes to provide virtual support to mothers and their babies,” says Sigi Marmorstein, founder and CEO of digital health platform BabyLiveAdvice. “We all know of the stressful and uncertain times when bringing a baby into the world, and that is especially true in current times with the coronavirus pandemic. Our partnership with March of Dimes will assure that mothers and parents get access to the right advice and support needed to negotiate through these turbulent times, so that they and their babies remain safe and healthy.” 

This development comes after recent recognition of BabyLiveAdvice as one of the awardees in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quick Fire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health, together with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Nurses from around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & new-born care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.  

“Access to quality healthcare for all parents, wherever they may be, is critical to winning our fight for healthy moms and strong babies,” said Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO at March of Dimes. “Through this partnership with BabyLiveAdvice, we will gain valuable insight into how moms and parents utilize telehealth platforms, so that we may incorporate those learnings into our new virtual care and support programs.” 

The BabyLiveAdvice digital platform has been designed to support, educate, and empower mothers and parents. The core aim of BabyLiveAdvice is to ensure women feel confident by providing the right information and enhancing their knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, infant care, and more. BabyLiveAdvice connects with mothers and parents, with the aim to help them achieve better health before, during and after their pregnancies.

BabyLiveAdvice provides personalized, ongoing support both nationally and internationally, for the whole family, including moms, dads, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Virtual counselling is provided by BabyLiveAdvice through video and chat components to enhance the convenience factor for mothers. If moms have a concern about their health condition or that of the baby, they can get help online quickly and effortlessly.

According to Marmorstein, BabyLiveAdvice has been receiving a steady flow of moms seeking advice and support since the site launched. They have also been experiencing a larger surge in visitors to its site since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The service had thousands of visitors to date. They are recommended to others by 95 percent of their customers. They enjoy a high appointment adherence of 79 percent, and their visitors report an impressive 68 percent adherence to lactation. 

The goal of the healthcare platform is to reach one million moms around the World. Their services are being used by hospitals, employers, insurers, care organizations, and non-profits, because they believe that only BabyLiveAdvice offers trusted technology, proven results, turnkey solutions, and sustained engagement. Marmorstein believes that the recently conferred Johnson & Johnson award, along with the March of Dimes partnership, will help them get closer to that goal.

By partnering with March of Dimes, one of leading organizations supporting pregnant women and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, BabyLiveAdvice will be closely monitoring current data and enhancing its capability to provide parents and families 

For more information, visit https://www.babyliveadvice.com/

About BabyLiveAdvice:

BabyLiveAdvice is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and is on a mission to make sure that every mother and her baby are safe and healthy. From 2018 to date, the platform has helped thousand mothers and families, from all over the US and the world, to successfully navigate their parenthood journeys. Parents can get one-on-one support in their language by a caring provider from BabyLiveAdvice whenever they require.

Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Professional Services,Technology

Charlotte Plastic Surgery Physicians Named to 2020 Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors List

Charlotte Plastic Surgery, a nationally renowned plastic surgery and skincare practice, announced today two of its physicians have again been named as Charlotte Magazine’s 2020 Top Doctors, based on a peer survey sent to 3,000 licensed physicians.

Dr. Kevin L. Smith and Dr. Theo Nyame, both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, are two of nine physicians recognized in the specialty as top plastic surgeons who exemplify excellence in their medical field.

“I have been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 40 years and it’s vital to not only be respected by your patients, but to achieve the respect of your peer community as well,” said Dr. Smith, previously named to the Top Doctor list in 2006, 2009 and 2010. “Being named to the Top Doctors list again, and being considered a top plastic surgeon, validates the work we do as a practice and the level of results we achieve for our clients.”

This is Dr. Nyame’s second year being included on the list, made even more impressive by the fact that he is one of the newer doctors with the practice. “Since joining Charlotte Plastic Surgery in 2016, it has been a pleasure to work for one of the most trusted and well respected plastic surgery practices in the country,” said Dr. Nyame. “I am extremely proud to be included among the top plastic surgeons in Charlotte.”

Dr. Smith has been with Charlotte Plastic Surgery since 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and then attended George Washington University for his Master of Science degree, before attending Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Smith completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University and his plastic surgery residency at Eastern Virginal Medical. In addition, Dr. Smith holds a fellowship in hand surgery at the Hand Rehabilitation Center at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Smith is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, associate clinical professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Board of Medical Advisors for the Society of Medical Aestheticians.
Dr. Nyame graduated magna cum laude as an undergraduate at Cornell University; graduated from Harvard Medical School, where he was a Phiffer Fellow; and completed his aesthetic surgery fellowship at Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia.

Among his many honors, Dr. Nyame won a surgical teaching award and was named a Hollis L. Albright and Linnane Scholar at Harvard, was an Omega Psi Phi scholar with the highest national grade point average and received the National Medical Fellowships Emerging Leadership Award. He also has served as a clinical adviser to skin/trauma research centers at Medizinische Universitat Wein in Vienna, Austria, and Pacific Private Hospital Breast
Academy Center in Queensland, Australia.

About Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Founded in 1951, Charlotte Plastic Surgery is one of the oldest and most trusted plastic surgery practices in the country, with six board-certified plastic surgeons, skin health specialists and nurse injectors, providing the highest level of service and care. Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s mission is to renew the quality of life and increase the confidence of our patients through restoration, preservation and enhancement of physical form and function. The senior physicians of Charlotte Plastic Surgery are all members of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Among our top medical accreditations, Charlotte Plastic Surgery is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). For more information, please visit https://www.charlotteplasticsurgery.com/top-plastic-surgeons/.

About Charlotte Magazine
For 50 years, Charlotte Magazine has provided compelling narrative storytelling, stunning photography, unbiased dining advice and much more. Its products reach upscale, affluent and educated readers throughout the metro Charlotte area. As Charlotte’s premier media lifestyle brand, Charlotte Magazine connects with 500,000 readers every month through print magazines, website, social media, e-newsletters, signature events, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.charlottemagazine.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

A Mother’s Journey: Raising a Child with a Cleft Condition

It’s a day Caitlan Williams and her husband will never forget. A day where happiness and hope quickly turned to fear. “It was April 2004. I’d just delivered our first child, a boy. Right before my baby was handed to me the delivery physician said, “don’t worry we can fix this.” I wasn’t sure what she meant,” said Williams. “Then, I saw my child for the first time. I was overcome with love, confusion and worry,” she added.

Williams’ baby, Jack, had a significant tear in his lip (cleft lip) and a hole in the roof of his mouth (cleft palate). “I was scared. I cried and cried. I didn’t know anything about this condition,” Williams said.

Williams is sharing her story as July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness and improve understanding of orofacial clefts (clefts of the lip and palate) and other conditions of the head and face.

A person born with a cleft condition can face a host of health complications including difficulty with eating, drinking, speaking, and hearing, as well as social stigmatization. “In public, people would stare and whisper. Doctors told me my son would need metal and screws in his mouth. It was all so overwhelming,” said Williams.

The new mom made a lifechanging decision, “I left my career as a lawyer and pursued becoming a nurse,” Williams proudly stated. “I wanted to be educated from a medical standpoint to best help my child,” she added.

Jack has had five cleft related surgeries. More are scheduled to help correct his speech, lip, nose, and jaw. “Today, my son is a bright 16-year-old who loves video games, animals and playing the piano. Being a nurse has helped me make better and more informed decisions for my son. It also gives me the strength and skills to help other parents with children born with a cleft condition,” Williams said.

Williams has volunteered with Operation Smile, an international nonprofit that offers free surgeries to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. “There are so many people living with a cleft condition. Donating my skills and time to Operation Smile is a way for me to support children like Jack and to offer families hope,” Williams concluded.    

About Operation Smile: Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of safe surgeries for those born with cleft lip and cleft palate. With more than three decades of expertise, Operation Smile creates solutions that deliver free surgery to people where it’s needed most. As one of the largest medical volunteer-based nonprofits, Operation Smile has mobilized thousands of medical volunteers from a wide range of medical specialties from more than 80 countries. Operation Smile engages public-private partnerships to advance health care delivery, train local medical professionals to provide surgical care for patients in their communities, donate crucial medical equipment and supplies, and increase access to surgical care so that everyone living with cleft is treated. Visit operationsmile.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Xpress Care Gains The Confidence And Trust Of Patients With Its Quality Medical Services

Xpress Care, the urgent care clinic located in Pentagon City, has set the benchmark for quality medical services at its clinic. The premier walk in clinic Arlington, VA is the preferred destination of patients looking for fast and effective healthcare delivered by qualified medical professionals.

“We are committed to providing you with urgent and comprehensive health care on a walk-in basis without needing an appointment,” says the spokesperson for Xpress Care. “Our goal is to treat all our patients with the utmost quality and efficiency. You can walk in at a time of your convenience without an appointment and even if you are not a regular patient of our clinic.”

The most popular and reputed walk in clinic Arlington VA provides a wide range of healthcare services that include diagnosis, lab tests, vaccinations, STD tests, and others. Patients can get any lab tests done without having to visit their regular physician.

Patient convenience is at the core of all activities at Xpress Care. They welcome regular patients as well as first-timers to their clinic to get treated for common health conditions such as allergies, asthma, minor burns, cold and cough, fever and flu, sore throat, sprains, headache, diarrhea, cuts, rashes, and infections.

Xpress Care makes it easy for patients to access their quality healthcare processes by offering facilities such as extended working hours. The clinic is open to all patients on all days of the week and on weekends and holidays too. The walk in clinic Alexandria, VA also offers lab testing and on-site X-ray facilities. The in-house pharmacy makes it easy for the patients to buy the prescribed medications without having to visit outside facilities.

Patients are seen by a relevant doctor quickly without having to suffer the inconvenience of waiting in long queues which are commonly seen in most primary healthcare clinics. The quality care offered by Xpress Care does not stop here. The in-house team of doctors can also facilitate the next step in the treatment process by helping patients connect with specialists and other follow-up appointments.

The onsite services from Xpress Care include the following:

  • In-house pharmacy
  • Laser hair removal
  • Occupational medicine
  • Laboratory testing
  • Occupational medicine
  • Skin enhancement services

Patients who suspect they have an STD infection and are hesitant to get tested because they do not trust external agencies with their confidential and private medical information can visit Xpress Care for getting tested. At this walk in clinic Arlington, VA, they can be sure of getting tested in a hassle-free manner. The clinic makes use of the latest and most advanced testing tools and processes to provide highly accurate and error-free results in the quickest possible time.

At Xpress Care, STD testing is rapid and anonymous with the added convenience of discreet and confidential billing. The clinic abides by all the updated federal and state laws, including HIPAA. They take the privacy needs of all patients seriously. Patients can avail of the same day testing and treatment facility offered at Xpress Care.

For more information, visit http://xpresscarenow.com

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

Dr. Guy Cappuccino Offers SmartLipo, A Smart Way to Lose Excess Body Fat

Dr. Guy Cappuccino, the board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in all types of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, is offering the SmartLipo system too. It offers all the benefits of conventional liposuction and many other additional benefits as well.

“Our clinic is delighted to offer SmartLipo, a highly advanced liposuction process that ensures seamless results,” says Dr. Guy Cappuccino. “SmartLipo is minimally invasive and is the best option available for easy removal of excess body fat. With our unmatched expertise in the area of cosmetic surgery, we can provide the best solutions under one roof for all your beauty related problems.”

With technology in the field of liposuction improving continually, thousands of men and women in the United States are opting for this procedure every year. The traditional method of liposuction offers many benefits. The introduction of SmartLipo has undoubtedly made it easier for patients to attain their beauty goals. With SmartLipo, they can enjoy the skin tightening benefit as well, which is a huge plus point of this process. Patients looking for the best lipo surgery near me can contact Dr. Guy Cappuccino.

The Maryland-based board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy Cappuccino, has performed numerous liposuction procedures to date and is regarded as the best surgeon for liposuction Maryland. A personal consultation with the surgeon can help patients determine the right procedure for attaining their aesthetic goals.

According to Dr. Cappuccino, the SmartLipo procedure is in high demand among women as it can treat the problem areas that affect most women such as the abdomen, breasts, hips, knees, neck, face, and chin. Depending on the areas to be treated and the size of the treatment, the procedure can be completed in around two hours.

The growing popularity of SmartLipo can also be attributed to the fact that it is a highly safe process and can be carried out under local anesthesia in most cases. There are advanced delivery systems that ensure accurate monitoring of skin temperature and ensure that the levels of energy delivered are safe for the patient.

Dr. Cappuccino adds that with the SmartLipo laser, plastic surgeons can ensure a higher level of precision in their fat removal efforts. The laser must simply be aimed at fat cells to melt them. They can then be easily removed from the body using a tiny cannula.

The cannula makes fat removal easier than before. It also reduces the chances of scarring and there are smaller incisions on the skin than what appears when traditional liposuction procedures are used.

Dr. Cappuccino highly recommends SmartLipo for women battling excess fat issues that simply refuse to budge despite stringent exercising and dieting. There are many other ways of losing body fat but it is only with Smart Liposuction procedure that patients can enjoy the additional benefit of skin tightening. This is achieved because of the specialized laser wavelengths that result in the development of collagen fibers in the skin. It promotes tissue coagulation that results in tightening of the loose skin in the treated areas.

With less swelling, fewer bruising, lower recovery times, and more effective results, there is no doubt that SmartLipo scores over all other ways of losing excess body fat. Patients can return to their routine faster. They also love the fact that they can get a personalized body shaping solution that helps meet their beauty goals.

For more information, visit http://www.drcappuccino.com/

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Here’s what Mnet discovered:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Mnet Health

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

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

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Medpricer Rebrands as Conductiv™, Unveils Category-Defining Integrated Purchased Services Optimization Suite

Conductiv™, formerly Medpricer, unveiled its new brand and integrated suite for purchased services cost optimization today with the launch of Conductiv Platform™, Conductiv Services™ and Conductiv Contracts™. The rebrand positions Conductiv, the leading end-to-end third-party services optimization company, to broaden its offerings and expand into new markets.

“Third-party services optimization has emerged as a top target for supply chain and finance executives looking to implement cost-saving initiatives,” said Chris Gormley, CEO of Conductiv. “Third-party services include purchased services as well as IT, construction, clinical, HR, marketing and administrative categories. Conductiv’s proprietary spend database shows that organizations spend 22 to 54 percent of their non-labor expenses on third-party services, representing a crucial, untapped source of margin improvement – especially with Conductiv’s ability to drive savings of 24 percent, on average.”

Conductiv empowers supply chains by integrating its technology and proven category expertise – including analytics driven by artificial intelligence, marketplace insights and express contracting negotiation capabilities – onto one integrated cloud-based platform. Its sourcing automation technologies enable members to engage with their own spend data, determine the competitiveness of their contracts, optimize group purchasing organization (GPO) contracts, unite business stakeholders, create transparency on services spend, and accelerate the speed of identifying and implementing cost savings.

Conductiv’s integrated third-party services optimization suite consists of:

  • Conductiv Platform™, a sophisticated, purpose-built procurement automation platform powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Drawing insights from large and comprehensive data sets on supplier quality, pricing and service regions, this predictive analytics engine works to maximize savings and gain end-user engagement while minimizing operational risks.
  • Conductiv Services™, a sourcing service that brings in more than 15 years of proven strategic sourcing results. Conductiv Services offers deep category insight, proven sourcing processes, program development and stakeholder governance delivered to meet an organization’s bespoke needs. Unlike traditional consultants, Conductiv Services are boosted by Conductiv Platform to provide specialized, data-driven insights that enhance savings based on the organization’s opportunity areas.
  • Conductiv Contracts™, a first-of-its-kind GPO that works alongside any primary GPO and accelerates the time for organizations to source, negotiate and implement contracts with third-party service providers. Membership is free and open to all organizations regardless of primary GPO affiliation. Conductiv soft-launched its GPO to its customers in April and launches publicly today with inaugural members that include Hennepin Healthcare, McLaren Health Care and Pandion Optimization Alliance.


“We see Conductiv’s rebrand and new positioning as a gamechanger for Pandion,” said Jeanie Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Pandion Optimization Alliance, which serves 17 hospitals and their related health systems in New York state. “Conductiv’s technology alone will allow our members to have greater visibility and control of a significant spend area of spend. In addition, Conductiv Contracts will enable our healthcare systems to partner with our local purchased service providers to not only improve quality and cost, but also increase jobs, within their communities. We are thrilled to be an inaugural member.”

The capability to source contracts from domestic and diversity businesses has emerged as a driving force post-pandemic, as more organizations seek ways to support local communities and improve regional economies. Conductiv Contracts’ technology-enabled sourcing process ensures that suppliers of local, regional and national presence can now compete equally for business within their respective markets.

“With access to a portfolio of local and regional suppliers, Conductiv Contracts gives us the opportunity to better support our local community and unite stakeholders across our organization in our choice of outsourced services,” said David Bueby, Corporate Vice President of Supply Chain Management of Michigan-based McLaren Health Care. “In addition, with greater transparency on our third-party services spend, we’re able to accelerate the speed of our RFPs and negotiations. We’re excited to be an inaugural member of Conductiv Contracts as we aim to increase transparency into spend data and better assess the competitiveness of our own third-party contracts.”

“Hennepin Healthcare has had a very successful relationship with Medpricer and we are looking forward to continuing and expanding our best practice journey with Conductiv,” explained Luis Valadez, Sr. Director of Supply Chain, of Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare. “As healthcare changes, supply chain is looked at to ensure value and to be at the forefront of driving results. Our continued relationship with Conductiv will ensure we meet these goals. We are excited to be a part of this new offering.”

More than ever, organizations must urgently solve financial gaps with minimal impact to their future operations and local communities. Conductiv’s solutions optimize 22-54% of non-labor operating costs, helping executives solve those financial challenges with immediate impact.

For more information, please visit https://conductiv.com.

About Conductiv
Conductiv™, formerly Medpricer, empowers supply chains to optimize their third-party services. As the only end-to-end third-party lifecycle improvement company, Conductiv™ shares its strategic sourcing expertise and category best practices with multiple industries including healthcare, hospitality, government, real estate, transportation and education. The company has led more than 700 bids for more than 120 organizations, exceeding billion in contracted value. Member projects have generated 0 million of documented savings or an average savings value of 24% to date. To learn how supply chains are transforming their savings strategy, visit https://conductiv.com.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,Hospitality,News & Current Affairs,Real Estate

Modere Hires New Head of Global Operations, Jonee Woodard

Modere Inc., a global company with a category-leading portfolio of live clean lifestyle essentials including beauty and personal care, health and wellness, and household products, today announced its new vice president of global operations, Jonee Woodard.

Woodard joins Modere with 20 years of progressive experience in global supply chain management, from manufacturing to procurement, inventory, logistics and fulfillment. Having begun her career as the Operations and Physical Distribution Manager for one of the top retail department store chains in the United States, Woodard’s subsequent trajectory led to higher and more widely responsible domestic and international operational positions, including Chief Operations Officer and VP Operations for consumer brands, health and wellness, skincare, and beauty companies in the direct selling distribution channel before joining Modere.

Well-regarded for her process-focused and performance-driven leadership style, Woodard has a strong track record of having developed able, independent department leaders while instituting operational best practices that ensure notable and measurable success.

Asma Ishaq, Chief Executive Officer of Modere, says of Woodard’s appointment, “The robust presence we are currently enjoying in 42 international markets requires a skilled leader with the experience and foresight to develop and manage operational strategies in a fast-growth environment. As we continue to grow those markets and launch others, Jonee Woodard presents as the best candidate for this critical role. She is experienced, astute, performance-driven and collaborative, and I believe she will make a very welcome addition to our management committee and team here at Modere.”

“I am honored to join the management team at Modere and to add my expertise in operations at this key moment in time as the company experiences growth across its markets,” commented Woodard. “It’s an exciting time to be at Modere and I am eager to contribute to its further success.”

About Modere
Modere (http://www.modere.com) offers a category-leading portfolio of live clean lifestyle essentials including beauty and personal care, health and wellness, and household products that are equal parts safe, high-performing and scientifically designed. We believe modern health involves pure nutrition, a clean environment and safe ingredients across all our product categories. Modere brings a holistic, live clean approach to well-being, and our products reflect a commitment to excellence and innovation with tested formulas proven around the globe. The recipient of multiple third-party validations, our line includes products that are EPA Safer Choice-approved, EWG Verified™, NSF Certified and gray-water safe. The company is a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Buy one & help save a life: SmartBuy Collection Partners with World Vision

Offering everyday eye health care essentials at an affordable price point, SmartBuy Collection is proud to now also help support mothers and children desperately in need. Every eyewear purchase from the SmartBuy Collection, SmartBuy Kids and SmartBuy Readers will now directly contribute funds going to the program. 

The Mother & Child Health program sees aid workers spending up to 15 years in Zambian communities, working with local leaders and families to identify their unique challenges and help develop lasting solutions together. The communities are given ownership of the program and its results to ensure long-term sustainability. 

“We are beyond proud to join forces with World Vision on helping improve the lives of mothers and their children. No mother should have to die in pregnancy or childbirth and no newborn baby should have to die from easily preventable complications”, says Julia Ritchie, SmartBuy Collection brand manager. 

Globally, ten children under 5 years old will die every minute today from preventable causes. That’s more than 5 million children each year. Fifty percent of those young lives are lost in their first week of life. In addition, more than 800 women die every day from complications in pregnancy or childbirth—99% of them in developing countries. 

“As a brand we believe in providing stylish and affordable eyewear for all. The opportunity to extend this to the health of women and children in Zambia through World Vision is a great initiative”, says Julia Ritchie. 

“We are so excited to partner with SmartBuy Collection”, says Bernadette Martin, Corporate Engagement Manager at World Vision US. “Their support will help us improve the lives of women and children who are most vulnerable, while also bringing awareness to this cause”. 

The program provides life-saving health education and care directly to families in Zambia’s poorest Luwingu district. With proven community-based prevention and treatment interventions, World Vision is able to save the lives of mothers and children and ensure they thrive. 

Browse the SmartBuy Collection here, and actively contribute towards the program with every purchase.

About SmartBuy Collection

SmartBuy Collection is a high-quality, affordable eyewear brand exclusive to SmartBuyGlasses online. The brand offers a wide range of eyeglasses styles and frame shapes, so everyone can find something they love for the best price. From everyday eyeglasses to bold and unique styles, their collection starts from just and includes free 1.5 prescription lenses and shipping. Browse the SmartBuy Collection here. 

About World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization working in nearly a hundred countries to build brighter futures for vulnerable children. Find out more information about World Vision’s Mother & Child Health program here

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Non Profit,Shopping & Deal,U.S

Celebrate National Sunglasses Day 2020 with the best lenses

Did you know that 5-10% of skin cancers occur on the eyelid? Did you also know that wearing sunglasses with UV protection could prevent this type of skin cancer, as well as other health risks like cataracts, macular degeneration, and eye strain? National Sunglasses Day, a campaign by The Vision Council, is celebrated annually on the 27th of June. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of wearing UV protective eyewear. Sunglasses aren’t just for looks, they are also made to protect you from numerous health risks. 

SmartBuyGlasses is celebrating sunglasses day by educating their customers on the best sunglasses lenses to protect against harmful UV rays. Find your perfect pair of designer sunglasses that offers both style and optimal eye protection with this handy guide! Plus, enjoy an exclusive offer with 30% off all sunglasses lenses when you use the code SUNSMART30 at checkout.

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses, also known as transition lenses, lighten or darken when exposed to different levels of UV light. For prescription glasses’ wearers, this one's for you! You don’t have to worry about forgetting your sunglasses when you step outside because with transition lenses you get the best of both worlds!

Polarized Sunglasses 

Polarized sunglasses block horizontal UV light, reducing glare and providing higher quality vision. Polarized lenses are great near the water as they allow you to see below the surface and reduce light glare reflecting off the water. Polarized lenses are also great for driving on a sunny day, allowing you to see the road more clearly. 

Mirror sunglasses 

Mirror sunglasses, or reflective sunglasses, have a coating on the outside of the lens that imitates a mirror. This is a one-sided mirror, meaning the one wearing the lenses will still see through them clearly, while those on the other side of the lenses will see their own reflection. Reflective lenses reduce sun glare while maintaining a strong color contrast, making them great for water or sports. 

SmartBuyGlasses works hard to provide their customers with prescription and eye health information via their Blog and Optical Center so you can make an informed decision when shopping their large collection of designer sunglasses and eyeglasses. 

Show your eyes some love this Sunglasses Day with a new pair of designer shades!

About SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group is one of the world’s leading designer eyewear e-retailers with websites in more than 20 countries, including SmartBuyGlasses.com in the US. They offer a catalogue of over 80,000 products from more than 180 brands.

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Lifestyle,Shopping & Deal,U.S

Argos Health Named Black Book’s Top Complex Claims Solutions Vendor for 2020

Argos Health has made Black Book’s list for top-performing vendors among in-demand financial healthcare software, systems, and outsourcing services for the second year in a row, once again being named the number one Complex Claims Solutions vendor. Black Book™ surveyed nearly 1,800 hospital and health system CFOs, revenue cycle executives, and consultants to determine the top-performing vendors.

Eighty-one percent of surveyed CFOs and senior leaders revealed the absolute and immediate need for digital transformations for long term survival of their healthcare organization.

"It would seem most CFOs understand what the pandemic has proved is the need to speed up digital transformation initiatives to not only survive but to prosper in the new normal," said Doug Brown, President of Black Book Research. "For CFOs eager to expedite their organization's digital transformation, the standardization and simplification leaders want in their back-end processes are allowing for less complicated, faster adoption despite the times."

"From the beginning, Argos Health has remained focused on being the best complex claims solution in the industry. The acknowledgment by Black Book for the second year in a row that Argos Health is the highest-rated vendor in customer satisfaction and client experience in the complex claims category is a testament to our staff and their commitment to our customers," said Argos Health CEO, Brent McCarty. "At Argos, we have always felt we offered the highest level of service to our clients. Since Black Book does not involve vendors in the survey process in any way, we are gratified that a completely unbiased survey of the complex claims market came to the same conclusion. As hospitals and IDNs work to overcome the financial impacts of COVID-19 and seek to streamline operations and identify new options for increasing revenue and profitability, Argos Health stands ready to help."

Read the Black Book announcement of its 2020 awards here.

About Black Book

Black Book rankings are based on client experience scores obtained from crowdsourced ballots cast and available through mobile apps, web surveys, remote polling instruments, interview calls, and on-site trade shows and user groups throughout the year. They represent the opinions of healthcare professionals and clinicians from more than 4,600 hospitals, 600 IDNs, 2,800 clinics, 23,000 physician practices, 250 health plans, and nearly 500,000 healthcare industry consumers, and account for 6,000 products and services from more than 1,700 vendors.

About Argos Health

Argos Health is an industry leader in billing and resolving complex claims and prides itself on managing these challenging accounts to achieve maximum reimbursement for healthcare providers. Their team of experts can help get complicated claims, (Motor Vehicle Accident, Workers Compensation, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Out-of-state Medicaid), on the fast track for payment.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Medical Logistics Management, Inc dba AirEvac International Awarded NAAMTA Global Medical Transport Accreditation

Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, the NAAMTA Global has awarded Medical Logistics Management, Inc dba AirEvac International with accreditation for their fixed-wing medical transport program. As a result, AirEvac International joins the NAAMTA Global Alliance and is thus privy to the associated benefits.

NAAMTA’s Alliance members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. AirEvac International demonstrated compliance in each of the numerous standards, offering documentation on processes for safety, aviation, and medical practices. NAAMTA found their compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which was conducted using ISO 9001:2015 auditing guidelines.

AirEvac International offers the highest quality of medical transportation care by combining the best medical resources and most efficient response times. As a direct service provider of bedside-to-bedside critical care, AirEvac provides repatriation for patients in North America as well as coordination of emergency evacuation throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

“AirEvac International prides itself in not only providing exceptional patient care but also for setting the industry standard for patient advocacy,” said Kelly LoCascio, General Counsel and CEO. “With that, we are absolutely exhilarated to be both affiliated with and recognized by NAAMTA and the prestige behind this accreditation. Every team member at AirEvac International continually strives to work above and beyond the NAAMTA standards for the benefit of its patients and we look forward to the advancement and growth of our team under the NAAMTA guidance for years to come.”

Nancy Purcell, NAAMTA Global’s Director of Clinical Operations stated, “NAAMTA Global’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and the safety of the transport for all involved. The NAAMTA Alliance unifies each accredited organization in the vanguard of continuous improvement for medical transports. Our audit evidenced AirEvac International’s determination to provide outstanding service for the international community. We were very impressed with the expertise of each individual and how their contribution in working succinctly as a team results in successful transports.”

By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, AirEvac International demonstrates the depth of their medical transport experience through their dedication to improving patient care and cultivating an environment of safety. AirEvac International is made up of industry experts. Now their expertise is proven through a nationally-recognized medical transport accreditation.

About NAAMTA Global

NAAMTA Global is an accreditation standard-bearer for the medical transport industry, offering procedures that include guidelines for developing a quality management system focusing on transport safety, patient care, and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2009, NAAMTA has worked diligently to be globally recognized by attaining ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification and to implement quality practices into their accreditation program. NAAMTA Global successfully identifies key best practices to improve the standard of performance among EMS providers at a national and global level. Through a dynamic approach to auditing and a vast array of web-based reporting and learning tools for members, NAAMTA distinguishes itself as an accreditation source interested in the improvement of medical transport organizations.

Roylen “Griff” Griffin,
Executive Director
P.O. Box 7
Blanding, UT 84511

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,Transportation & Logistics,Travel,U.S

Dr. Guy Cappuccino Throws Light On The Possible Risks and Problems Arising From Tummy Tuck Procedure

Dr. Guy Cappuccino, the board-certified cosmetic surgeon and one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Maryland, has shared detailed information about the popular tummy tuck process. Abdominoplasty, as the procedure is medically known, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

“If you are planning to undergo tummy tuck surgery to get rid of the excess skin and fat from your abdomen area, it is recommended that you consult an experienced surgeon so that you can get the right answers to all your questions,” says Dr. Cappuccino. “The benefits of the procedure can be many but you should also know that there are some downsides too. We have conducted numerous abdominoplasty surgeries in our clinic and have the expertise to ensure that your tummy tuck surgery goes off smoothly and successfully.”

Dr. Guy Cappuccino’s clinic is known for providing affordable tummy tuck in Maryland but before they go ahead with the surgery, they run several checks to determine if the patient is the right candidate for tummy tuck surgery. According to Dr. Cappuccino, the best candidates are men and women with a relatively good body shape but are battling excess fat deposit and/or loose abdominal skin that won’t go away despite following stringent diet and exercise regimen.

Surgeons also discourage patients who have a plan for future weight loss from undergoing abdominoplasty. Women who have plans for pregnancies in the future must also wait as the pregnancy and childbirth process can negate the benefits gained by tummy tuck surgery in Mount Airy.

According to Dr. Cappuccino, tummy tuck surgery is done under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making incisions from the hip bones and close to the pubic area and also around the navel. The abdominal muscles are then pulled together after separating the skin from the muscles and stapled together to create a firm and narrower abdomen. The separated skin is stretched over the tightened muscles and the excess skin is removed.  The surgery also involves relocating the navel to make it look natural.

Depending on the complications and the individual needs and health conditions of the patient, the abdominoplasty surgery can last for two to five hours to complete. Dr. Cappuccino states that recovery time can vary from one patient to another and may take anywhere from two weeks to two months. No strenuous activity is permitted during the recovery time. The patient is allowed to return to routine life within a week or two after the surgery.

Based on the numerous affordable tummy tuck in Maryland procedures completed by the clinic of Dr. Guy Cappuccino, the plastic surgeon has identified the specific risk areas associated with abdominoplasty. Scarring and asymmetry are two of the most common problems that patients report. Loose skin and a feeling of numbness are also commonly seen but in a relatively lesser number of patients.

According to the star plastic surgeon, post-operative complications such as infection and blood clots are also reported but very rarely. His clinic treats infection issues with drainage and antibiotics. The risk of blood clots is minimized by asking the patient to start moving around as soon as possible after the surgery.

In some patients, there are instances of poor healing which can result in the appearance of scars. This may necessitate a second surgery. All risks and problems associated with tummy tuck surgery in Mount Airy can be reduced by following the instructions of the surgeon to the last word.

For more information, visit http://www.drcappuccino.com/

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Global Learning Collaborative Wins 2 Awards in 41st Annual Telly Awards

The Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) announced today its ACT FAST: Insights on Influenza has won two bronze Telly Awards in the categories of Non-broadcast Craft-Editing and People’s Telly Production.

“We are immensely proud of these two awards,” said Rob Braun, President of GLC. “As leaders in healthcare professional education, our content delivers measurable long-term benefits to clinicians and patients alike. The ACT FAST creative team is the best in the industry.”

GLC is dedicated to providing the highest-quality continuing medical education (CME) through unique learning experiences for healthcare professionals. GLC is comprised of four education subsidiaries, including Prova Education, who designed the education strategy for the award-winning programs. ACT FAST focuses on seasonal influenza and personalized treatment plans and features video interviews and modeling animation.

The Telly Awards attracts more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including the BBC, Conde Nast, Netflix, Ogilvy & Mather, and may others.

Credits for the two GLC bronze awards include:

  • Director of Educational Strategy: Stephen Chavez (Prova Education, a subsidiary of GLC)
  • Associate Director, Supporter Solutions: Ann Early (GLC)
  • Senior Vice President: Sean Barrett (GLC)
  • Vice President, Scientific Affairs: William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP (GLC)
  • Project Manager: Samantha Cojocariu (ReachMD)
  • Senior Animator: Carrie Stanton (Winding River Productions)
  • Animator: Julie McCartney (Winding River Productions)
  • Senior Medical Education Manager: John Scott, CHCP (Genentech, Inc.)

ACT FAST: Insights on Influenza was supported through an education grant from Genentech.


Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is a member of the US HealthConnect Inc. group of companies. GLC is the parent organization to Omnia Education, Prova Education, Medtelligence, and the Academy for Global Interprofessional Learning & Education (AGILE). GLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Xpress Care Now Offers Tips To Enhance Body Immunity

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic, the Arlington doctors office known for providing urgent and comprehensive health care on a walk-in basis without having to book an appointment, has offered some valuable tips on how to boost body immunity. These tips can be extremely helpful especially in these tough times when the world is engulfed in a major health crisis.

“We are all in the midst of a global health crisis and there has never been a better time to find ways of boosting the immune system of our body,” says the spokesperson for Xpress Care. “While we specialize in providing diagnosis facilities and treatment for a wide range of health conditions, we also want our patients to remain fit and healthy at all times. Our well-researched tips can help boost body immunity and ensure that the body is ready to deal with all types of potential health issues smartly.”

The health care experts at Xpress Care believe that reducing stress is one of the most aspects of an effective immune system. This is often overlooked by most patients but this is something that everyone should focus on. Stress is an indispensable part of everyone’s life in the modern world. Knowing how to manage it so that it does not affect the health of the patients can help them deal with it better.

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic recommends indulging in activities like mild exercise and medication to keep the mind at ease and the body adequately rested to manage stress effectively.

Another effective way of boosting body immunity is to get enough sleep. The health experts at Xpress Care say that it takes a good night’s sleep to allow the body to rejuvenate and boost immunity so that it can fight potential diseases and infections. If the body is allowed to get proper rest and recharge every night through deep and uninterrupted sleep, it can stay healthy. At least seven to eight hours of good sleep is recommended.

The Alexandria doctors office suggests a daily exercise regimen to keep the body’s immune system functioning at peak efficiency. At least a few minutes of moderate physical activity is highly essential to keep the immune system’s function at its best. There is a word of caution here. Do not overdo it or get carried away by the workout process of others. Too much of exercise can create undue stress on the body and have a detrimental effect on health.

Xpress Care experts also recommend maintaining a healthy weight which is not an easy thing to do while staying at home. However, by remaining focused on achieving the ideal level of body fitness, it is possible to keep bodyweight close to what experts recommend. It is important to stay away from refined and processed food as well as deep-fried food items and sweets. Eating green vegetables and fresh fruits as well as nuts and seeds can go a long way in building a robust immune system.

For more information, visit https://www.xpresscarenow.com/

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality,Services

Arlington VA Immediate Care Identifies the Important Health Situations When Patients Must Visit An Urgent Care Center

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, the Arlington-based urgent care clinic that offers high-quality medical assistance without an appointment has revealed clear signs that indicate that a patient might need to visit an urgent care clinic. The premier urgent care clinic is reputed for its customer-centric services such as convenient timings‚ highly qualified and experienced doctors, and a host of other features that make them the best place to seek medical relief for all non-life-threatening medical conditions.

“There are times when you need immediate medical attention but you are not able to get an appointment with your family physician fast,” says the spokesperson for Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic. “We have shared key signs that would indicate that you need to visit the nearest urgent care clinic. These signs can help in preventing a simple health issue from getting worse by seeking quick and timely medical assistance from an urgent care clinic near you.”

Patients suffering from extreme pain due to a fall and injury know that the condition is not life-threatening but they need immediate medical assistance. Such painful conditions are difficult to deal with as it can cause severe anguish and constant discomfort. The problem can be resolved by visiting the nearest Arlington urgent care center which works extended hours and even on weekends and holidays.

Patients feeling sick and restless for no apparent reason also must consider visiting an urgent care clinic. Cold, cough, and congestion can make patients feel down and out. Many might dismiss it as a minor issue but if not treated properly and on time, the condition might get aggravated to something more serious. Patients having persistent cough and cold can visit the Arlington urgent care center without an appointment, see the relevant doctor, and get treated for their condition quickly.

Minor cuts and burn injuries may not appear serious at first. Patients suffering from such conditions might think that some home remedies will help them overcome the pain and discomfort caused by the cut or burn. However, the risk of an infection developing because of cuts and burns is high. It is highly recommended that patients facing a similar situation visit the Pentagon urgent clinic medical care facility to get treated for the health condition without having to go through the hassle of seeking an appointment and waiting in long winding queues.

According to the doctors at Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, working professionals with scarce time to attend to personal health often run the risk of aggravating a simple medical condition to a complicated one by putting off seeing their family physician or primary healthcare professional. Visiting an urgent care clinic is the best option for such individuals as they can plan the visit at their convenience without having to compromise on their professional commitments and duties.

The services of Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic are easy to use as patients can simply walk in without an appointment to get treated for their medical condition. All they have to do is provide the details of the medical condition after which a relevant physician will see them and attend to their condition in the quickest possible time.

For more information, visit    https://www.arlingtonvaimmediatecare.com/

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Oregon Fruit Products Debuts New Pantry Staple: Blueberries in 100% Blueberry Juice

With an 85-year track record of manufacturing high quality canned specialty fruit, Oregon Fruit Products LLC added to its range of canned fruit offerings with the release of Blueberries in 100% Blueberry Juice. Packed in 100% unsweetened, not-from-concentrate blueberry juice, the new Blueberries in Juice contain no added sugar and are a healthy and delicious way to get the daily requirements of fruit by eating the berries and drinking the juice.

Blueberries in Blueberry Juice are naturally rich in antioxidants and contain 13 grams of natural sugar. Enjoy the fruit straight out of the can or swap for fresh or frozen blueberries in a favorite recipe. The juice can also be poured right into a glass for drinking, frozen into cubes, or boiled down to a concentrated fruit syrup.

“Even grandma added a little sugar when she used to can blueberries,” says Lisa Klarp, national sales manager for Oregon Fruit Products. “But as Americans are cautioned to watch their sugar intake, we felt that packing the fruit in unsweetened juice would be a delicious way of delivering a lower-sugar option, without compromising flavor.”

Oregon Fruit sources the freshest and most flavorful blueberries and blueberry juice exclusively from the Pacific Northwest, just a few miles away from where they’re packed in Salem, Ore. Blueberries in Blueberry Juice contain Non-GMO Project Verified fruit and juice, are certified kosher, and preserved in 100% recyclable cans without a Bisphenol A (BPA) lining.

Blueberries in Juice is now available on Amazon for .54 for a 4-can pack of 14.5 oz cans.

Oregon Fruit Products LLC
Founded in 1935, Oregon Fruit Products offers a complete line of canned, frozen and shelf-stable premium fruit for consumers, foodservice operators, brewers and ingredients. The company is located in Salem, Oregon and can be found on the web at http://www.oregonfruit.com.

Posted in: Food & Beverage,Health & Medicine,U.S

FreedomFest to be FIRST Convention to Open in Las Vegas

June 10, 2020 (Las Vegas):  FreedomFest, billed as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” will hold its annual conference as scheduled on July 13-16, moving from its original venue at Paris Resort to its new home at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  

It will be the first large, person-to-person conference in Las Vegas since the lockdown began.  

“We are determined to defend our First Amendment right as American citizens to freedom of assembly,” stated producer Mark Skousen. "We are pleased that Caesars Entertainment is hosting our conference at their premier property, Caesars Palace, and providing us the opportunity to network and socialize, as we discuss important issues regarding health, liberty and public policy.”

He added, “We expect a great turnout, despite the recent nationwide shutdown, and we are working closely with Caesars Palace to establish new protocols regarding distancing and sanitation."  

FreedomFest, now in its fourteenth year, is a popular event in Vegas, an intellectual feast held in the entertainment capital of the world. The Washington Post called it “the greatest libertarian show on earth.”  

Authors, business leaders, thought leaders, artists, professors, investment writers, and political leaders gather in Vegas every July to discuss philosophy, history, science & technology, healthy living, geo-politics, economics, religion, finance, and music and dance.  

This year’s conference will begin with an "Emergency Meeting" hosted by Steve Forbes to determine the impact of the virus scare and the shutdown on the economy, the markets, the healthcare system, the November elections, and Constitutional freedoms.  

Forbes and John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, are co-ambassadors to FreedomFest, and usually attend all 4 days.  “FreedomFest is where the best ideas and strategies are fleshed out,” Forbes has stated. “I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”   

Keynote speakers include MD and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Dave Rubin, the political talk show host and author of the bestseller, “Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Era of Unreason.”  

Past celebrity speakers have included William Shatner, George Foreman, Kevin O’Leary, George Will, Glenn Beck, Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Representatives Justin Amash and Thomas Massie.

FreedomFest also hosted a popular debate between Steve Moore and Nobel prize economist Paul Krugman. 

Even Donald J. Trump made an appearance in 2015 that attracted a SRO crowd and major media coverage including CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.  

 FreedomFest also includes the annual Anthem Film Festival, the Pitch Tank competition of budding entrepreneurs, an exhibit hall known as “The Trade Show for Liberty,” and a 3-day investment seminar.  

FreedomFest is famous for its debates, and the most critical topic each year is formatted as a mock trial. This year the government shutdown of the economy will be prosecuted. Was the shutdown a justified reaction to the health risk, or an overreach of staggering proportions? After vigorous examination and cross-examination of the expert witnesses, the jury will decide. 

Other concerned speakers include Steve Moore, Tom Woods, Grover Norquist, Barbara Kolm, Charles Murray, Wayne Allyn Root, John Fund, Jennifer Grossman, Wolf von Laer, Michael Shermer, Lord Matt Ridley, Nick Gillespie, Matt & Terry Kibbe, Ken & Li Schoolland, and TK Coleman. 

Salem Eagle Publishing will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of producer Mark Skousen’s investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, with financial experts Alex Green, Doug Casey, Rob Arnott, Louis Navellier, Hilary Kramer, Peter Schiff, Jim Woods, and others.  (See more under "speakers" at www.freedomfest.com).  

Tech guru George Gilder, who is 80 years old, is coming.  "I wouldn't miss it!"  

FreedomFest is supported by many free-market think tanks and freedom organizations, including Reason, Americans for Prosperity, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Young Americans for Liberty, Americans for Tax Reform, Free the People, America’s Future Foundation, Young Voices, Turning Point USA, FreedomWorks, The Atlas Society, and the Ayn Rand Institute.  

For more information, go to www.freedomfest.com.  To arrange interviews, contact Valerie Durham, Executive Director, 855-850-3733 ext 101 or vdurham@freedomfest.com.

Posted in: Books & Literature,Business,Celebrity,Health & Medicine,News & Current Affairs

Adversity Won’t Stop the Health & Wellness Mission of Assuaged, Inc.

During this unprecedented time when the world has seemingly shut down and we’ve retreated into our homes for cover, Assuaged, Inc. is going full speed ahead. Founders Cynthia and Thane Murphy have brought on dozens of interns from all over the globe this year to get their feet wet in marketing, social media content, research, data analysis and human resources for the health and wellness company. Working remotely, some students are earning college credit and others just want to gain experience in this rapidly growing industry.

“We are building an amazing community through Assuaged and having the energy and input of the younger generation only makes us stronger and better,” said Cynthia Murphy.

Assuaged is getting the word out in the hopes of expanding their community of like-minded and goal-oriented people with catchy rap videos about staying safe and healthy during the pandemic, inspirational docs about Cynthia Murphy’s battle with her disability and growing up ‘different,’ and animated explainer videos.

“The current pandemic really highlights the importance of prioritizing our own wellness,” explains Murphy. “Since it can feel like an overwhelming task, we offer support and resources that make it easy and enjoyable to integrate healthier options into daily life.”

Through their website and award-winning app, Assuaged offers hand-selected recipes, products and guides for their loyal following to heal and balance their own bodies with a plant-based lifestyle.

With commercial meat plants in jeopardy due to coronavirus outbreaks, Assuaged’s offerings are all the more meaningful as many people look for alternatives to meat-based and processed diets. Clients can fill out an online form and get a personally curated meal plan.

Assuaged specializes in helping clients with existing health conditions. Both the Murphy’s deal with their own physical and mental challenges – Thane’s struggle with PTSD and Cynthia’s physical and mental issues stemming from her rare craniofacial disorder, have been significantly relieved with an organic, vegan and low carbon footprint lifestyle.

Cynthia and Thane Murphy realize they couldn’t do this on their own. They would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many people that make up the valued Assuaged community and help advance their mission:

Vasile Tiplea of Vabotu and Creative27 Celebrity Development Team, Alexander Harris & RaQuel Sanchez Kiss the Monkeys Celebrity Partners, Arnel’s Originals, PETA, Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI), Purium, Journalist Heidi Doerfert, Herbal Healers CBD, NutriAdmin, Barcroft, Born Different, The Mighty, Yahoo, eReleases, Thrive Market, Monday.com, Slack, HubSpot, Hubsnacks, Fiverr, G-Suite, Harvest, Pinterest, Design Pickle, and Rapper Keybeaux.

Curtis Roberts, Esq., Corporate Attorney, David Tyler Bennett Trademark Assets Attorney, Bonnie Hearn Hill and Hazel Dixon-Cooper Content Contributors and Best-Selling Authors, Dumisani Maraire Jr. of Red Carpet Series Celebrity Photographer, Amy Venner Hamdi, Pete Danielson, and Theresa Sanchez Marketing Advisors, Craig and Jenny D., Brand Influencer Partners, Ashley Woods Content Director, and Jason Ast of Qurate Tech, Technology Agency, Rebecca Baron of Carrot Campaign, Abigail the Advocate, Steve Adams, and Staness Jonekos at Eat Like a Woman.

Assuaged especially thanks the Global Unity Foundation and Ryan Long of City Summit and City Gala for bringing them where they are today. Ryan’s spirit and legacy shall live on, and Michelle Marie Matich, for continued advocacy and support.


Paola Marin Veites, Yugg Patel, Ruchika Anand, Jennifer Pagel, Melanie Reilly, Faith Ricca, Nazia Azamy, Travis Mallard, Sara Mahmood, Kevin Ahn, Marlee Septak, Ramin Khan, Edgar Lua-Torres, Ashley Ishibashi, Gauri Ganjoo, Sabrina Rodriguez, Tyquon Jackson, Jeremy Busto, Donna Cobb, Saba Ibraheem, Amanda Tsao, Ashley Sullivan, Monique Gaines-Harris, Molly Garcia, Sean Gallagher, Molly Cardosi, Gregory Sonnen, Veronica Guzman, Emawayish Haile, Eamon Bedford-Panori, My Vu Nguyen, Jennifer Poole, Davide Pigliacelli, Stephen Grover Grover, Namrata Borah, Ranya Pendyala, George Perkins, Aaron Qintian Qi, Wenting Zhu, Victor Schmitt-Bush, Jennifer Brozek, Ari Steinburg, Krishia Mae Brillantes, Holly Mossembekker, Addie Erickson, Varun Thachil, Sidra Qayyum, Anisha Marya, Anna Krebs, Mingyang Yuan, Vanessa Tortora, Rida Syed, Sree Maram, and Syed Bukhari.

To learn more about Assuaged, Inc. please click here.

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RADLogics Expands Leadership Team to Support Rapid Scaling of Medical Imaging AI Platform

RADLogics™ today announced that Linda McManus has joined the company’s growing executive team as Executive Vice President and General Manager for U.S., Canada, and the Americas. With over 25 years of healthcare technology experience including several high-profile roles with Nuance, she will lead RADLogics’ efforts to scale the company’s medical imaging AI platform and applications user base with particular emphasis on the U.S. market. RADLogics recently announced the company’s novel AI-Powered applications supporting the evaluation of COVID-19 patients are available on the Nuance AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging.

“We are delighted to have Linda join our executive team during this critical and exciting time for RADLogics,” said Moshe Becker, CEO and Co-Founder of RADLogics. “In response to the pandemic, we have successfully deployed our AI-Powered medical imaging analysis solutions globally, and we have seen significant interest in the U.S. market and throughout the Americas. Building on our long-standing strategic relationship with Nuance, Linda will work closely with their customer engagement and marketing teams to rapidly expand access to our AI-Powered solutions that are now available to thousands of U.S. clinicians and radiology teams at connected healthcare facilities through the Nuance AI Marketplace.”

During her tenure at Nuance, Linda McManus held several senior roles in professional services – most recently serving as Senior Director, Enterprise Project Office of their Healthcare Division. She has a proven track record consistently meeting revenue growth plans by orchestrating dynamic and diverse teams to success. Over her two decades working at Nuance, she led the front-end speech recognition strategy and adoption in radiology, which significantly expanded the market share and customer base for Nuance PowerScribe™. She also oversaw the implementation of thousands of new customers including customer upgrades and solution conversions to new platforms.

“I’m thrilled to join the RADLogics team to help the company chart a path for success in North America and South America,” said Linda McManus, EVP & GM for RADLogics in the U.S., Canada, and the Americas. “Not only is there a pressing need for our AI-Powered solutions to help manage and treat symptomatic COVID-19 patients, but AI tools are poised to help meet the high demand on radiology providers and practices due to a dramatic increase of scans that were postponed due to the influx of COVID-19 patients. To help support radiologists as they respond to this new ‘surge’, our solutions will help alleviate the increased burden on U.S. healthcare providers and support better outcomes.”

RADLogics’ AI-Powered software includes algorithms that not only detect abnormalities on chest CTs and X-rays, but also provide automatic triage alerts to the radiologist to help ensure potential findings are reviewed in a timely matter. The company’s solutions provide quantitative analysis of the CT and X-ray images for patients with suspected disease including a volume percentage score that can help monitor findings over time. Access to these applications will help meet the growing demand in the U.S. for these solutions that have the capacity to process 1 million CT and 10 million X-rays studies per day through the RADLogics’ cloud-based platform.

About RADLogics
A healthcare software company developing AI-Powered solutions, RADLogics provides machine learning image analysis solutions to improve radiologists' productivity while enhancing patient outcomes. Based in Boston, MA, U.S., and Tel Aviv, Israel, RADLogics is one of the pioneers in using AI & machine learning image analysis and advanced big data analytics to search and analyze imaging data from CTs, MRIs, PET scans, and X-rays to help reduce diagnostics turnaround time from hours to minutes by automating detection and report generation functions. The company’s patented AI medical image analysis platform enables rapid development of AI algorithms, and provides seamless integration into existing radiology workflow. Visit http://www.radlogics.com to learn more or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Posted in: Computers & Software,Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find Out How to Keep Your Mojo for Seven Years Straight

To win once is good. But to win seven times is sensational.

That’s the sentiment inside Kinetic Vision, which just won a Top Workplace award for the seventh straight year.

“It’s a blind-faith effort – meaning we have to make investments in our culture up front in the belief that our programs will have a positive impact,” said Jeremy Jarrett, Executive Vice President of Kinetic Vision. “We always strive to be a great place to work, but it’s an amazing feeling when we get recognized for the work.”

Jarrett revealed that one of the company’s secrets to winning a Top Workplace award is having great benefits such as industry-leading paid time off, maternity and paternity leave, an employer-matched 401K plan, top-notch premium health insurance plans, as well as ‘perks’ like half-day Fridays, grill outs, company parties, health club reimbursements, and recognition awards.

“We have built a great company, but we have never lost sight that it all walks out the door at the end of the day. For us, people are not ‘assets,’ they are the heart and soul of our company,” said Jarrett.

The competition for a Top Workplace award is tough. Over 57,000 employees across a broad spectrum of Cincinnati companies are invited to rate their employers through anonymous surveys. The Cincinnati Enquirer media group, along with their research partner Energage LLC, conducts the Top Workplace survey and asks about various company attributes including culture, execution, and leadership. Those scores are ranked and only the top tier companies win the accolades of being a Top Workplace.

The real story though isn’t from the executives, it’s from the employees. Three employees at Kinetic Vision were interviewed to find out how they felt about the company. All three have worked at the company for at least seven years – which means they voted for the Top Workplace award seven times.

Ryan Barton started as an engineering co-op in 2013 in the company’s Modeling + Simulation group. He is now helping to build new technologies in Kinetic Vision’s Machine Learning + Training Data team. When asked about the Top Workplace award and what it means to him, he said “Seven years has really flown by and I couldn't imagine working with a better group of people during that time."

Laura Wiley has risen from joining Kinetic Vision as a biomedical engineer in 2013 to a Team Lead in the Product Design + Development group. “I enjoy the challenge of medical device projects, and working at Kinetic Vision has given me the opportunity to learn so much more than I thought I would. While pushing through the challenges, I have formed great relationships with my co-workers and clients. The drive I see in my coworkers is why I feel lucky to be a leader and strive to improve Kinetic Vision every day,” said Wiley. In addition to being a new mother, she is also actively involved in helping Kinetic Vision encourage young women to pursue engineering careers.

“I always look forward to doing the survey since it gives us another way to take stock of where we are as a company” said Collin Loch, a mechanical engineer who joined the company in 2013. As a Group Manager in the Product Design + Development group, Loch has worked with several of Kinetic Vision’s Fortune 500 clients. “There was a time last year when I didn't think we would receive this recognition another year. Winning for this seventh year goes to show why Kinetic Vision is a Top Workplace - management is open to employee critiques and everybody is capable and willing to adapt to each other and our customers' changing needs.”

All three agreed that as seven year employees they were looking forward to continuing their careers at Kinetic Vision. This is perhaps best captured by Ryan Barton who simply said “It’s on to the next seven!”

When asked if he had any other secrets to winning the award, Jarrett said “We start every year asking how we can improve – how we can raise the bar again,” adding “We don’t expect to win every year and when we do it all goes back to the people who power this company every day.”

To learn more about the Cincinnati Enquirer Media and Energage Top Workplaces award, click here.

About Kinetic Vision:
Kinetic Vision integrates advanced technologies to accelerate product innovation within a broad array of industries including medical, consumer electronics, transportation, aerospace, and consumer packaged goods. The company is an industry leader in multiple categories, including smart product and medical device development, packaging innovation, product quality engineering, software/app development, machine learning, AR/VR/XR, and visual communication. Kinetic Vision’s breadth of expertise and full suite of software and hardware tools enables them to meet complex product development challenges with an efficient concept-to-production solution. Kinetic Vision is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been developing cutting-edge products using advanced technologies for local, national, and Fortune 500 companies since 1988. To contact the company, click here. The company's website is: https://kinetic-vision.com/.

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

Schrader Plastic Surgery Reopens Following New Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CCI TheDegreePeople.com Providing FREE Document Evaluations for Foreign Essential Workers and First Responders for the Month of June

The mad rush to file work visas is here, and to help essential workers and first responders get on the job in haste we are offering free document evaluations for those with a foreign degree.  

An estimated 6 million immigrants already work essential jobs and immigrants make up one-sixth of the overall US health care workforce.  New proposed legislation recaptures visas for health care workers and expedites processing of temporary and permanent work visas for health care workers and essential business workers.  At the same time, increased demand for and high turnover rate for first responders have far exceeded what the US workforce can provide.  Essential businesses – especially those along the food supply chain – have increased hiring to meet overwhelming demands.

The HEROES Act, which is currently circulating through the legislature, prompts visa applicants to move fast to file.  This legislation would expedite temporary and permanent work visa processing for health care workers.  It also includes extending work authorization for undocumented workers in essential industries including health care, farm workers, food processors, and first responders.  The Department of Homeland Security would be directed to relax regulations governing H-2A and H-2B visas as well.

The related proposed Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act that is set to recapture 40,000 green cards for nurses and physicians limits time to file to 90 days after the termination of the President’s COVID-19 emergency declaration.  Similar limits to file under these expedited and relaxed conditions is expected.  That means it’s time to file.  

CCI TheDegreePeople.com is here to help our essential workers and first responders.  For the entire month of June, we are offering FREE document evaluation for those applying for these jobs with foreign degrees.

For more information, visit our website www.TheDegreePeople.com.  For a free review of your visa case visit www.ccifree.com.  We will respond to you in 48 hours or less.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,Law & Legal

Dr. Guy Cappuccino Explains the Potential Risks Associated With Body Contouring in Maryland

Dr. Guy Cappuccino, the renowned board-certified cosmetic surgeon known for his unmatched expertise in providing a broad range of beauty and wellness procedures has responded to concerns among some patients about the risks and possible side effects of body contouring in Maryland. Patients with excess fat accumulation or excess skin in specific areas of the body as a result of massive weight loss can choose to undergo body contouring to get back the desired body contour.

“I am happy to address the concerns arising from a few quarters about the risks associated with the body contouring procedure,” says Dr. Guy Cappuccino. “We take all the precautions needed to make sure that the patient achieves their fitness and beauty goals by improving their appearance and self-esteem. While there is an element of risk associated with every cosmetic surgery process, our clinic makes use of the most advanced tools and technologies to mitigate the risks to the best possible extent.”

According to Dr. Cappuccino, the leading expert in body contouring in Maryland, the procedure can only be performed when the patients have reached a stable body weight by following a disciplined lifestyle. This can be achieved by exercising regularly and eating healthy food in moderate measures. The patient must also commit to a healthy and active lifestyle even after the surgery is over and the desired result is achieved.

Dr. Cappuccino is of the opinion that the large incisions and removal of excess skin and fatty tissues which form the core surgical activity of the procedure may cause scarring in some patients. This may necessitate further revisions.

Body contouring creates spaces and cavities in the body as a result of the removal of excess skin and fat. This can result in the collection of blood or body fluids in such spaces after the operation is completed. This is a risk that can affect some patients who undergo body contouring surgery in Mount Airy.

 The renowned surgeon also states that loss of circulation and loss of skin are also risks associated with body contouring. The healing process may get delayed in such patients which can cause even more scarring and appropriate corrective measures.

Infections are a high-risk factor in any surgical procedure and body contouring can also result in infections in some individuals. This is not an area of major concern according to Dr. Cappuccino as there are advanced treatment options available. Infections can be controlled and managed better using the latest generation of antibiotics.

Dr. Guy Cappuccino is an undisputed authority in body countering surgery in Mount Airy and has unmatched knowledge about the subject owing to his unmatched experience and expertise. He states that all types of risks and adverse developments can be minimized and controlled by ensuring that patient selection procedures are stringently followed and the latest surgical techniques and tools are meticulously used.

The board-certified cosmetic surgeon also reveals that in many patients undergoing body contouring in Maryland experiencing numbness in the area surrounding the scars is a common occurrence. In almost all cases, this is a temporary thing and is well tolerated.

For more information about Dr. Cappuccino and his numerous achievements, visit http://www.drcappuccino.com/

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Health & Medicine,Services

Murrieta Genomics Partners with Life Science Nation to Offer Startups Discount to Global Investment Conference

Murrieta Genomics has partnered with Life Science Nation (LSN) and the RESI (Redefining Early Stage Investments) Conference to offer startup companies a special discount rate to the Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference being held June 8, 9 and 10.

The RESI conference series was created by LSN to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development.

Originally scheduled as a live event to be held in San Diego California, the coronavirus pandemic has forced LSN to shift to a digital platform due to the restrictions on travel. This is the second RESI conference that has gone digital after RESI Europe was moved to digital in March. LSN found that opening the conference to a virtual audience was a game changer.

“Digital RESI Global doubled our predicted attendee turnout with investment partners and fundraising CEOs. The metrics are actually quite interesting and surprised us in revealing the pent-up demand for action in the life science arena in these troubled times,” stated Dennis Ford, founder and CEO of Life Science Nation. “I never would have thought that these troubled times would have contributed to a new model that seems to be shifting the paradigm.”

What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health, the “4Ds.” RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups - those seeking grants, seed and angel capital and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Digital RESI June is a full-blown, three-day conference with investor panels, fundraising workshops, company presentations, an Innovation Challenge competition and will also feature elite life science tech hubs from around the globe.

Over 400 life science investors are expected to attend. Registered companies have access to a digital platform in which they can invite create an online profile and invite investors to one on one video chat sessions. This provides benefit to both investors and startups, as the investors can choose who they meet with while startups know that the investors have an interest in hearing their story.

In conjunction with the upcoming conference, LSN is offering a Fundraising Bootcamp webinar on Thursday, May 28th from 4-5pm (PST) to share more about the upcoming Digital RESI conference as well as a proven methodology for getting in front of as many investors as possible that are a fit for your company and product. The bootcamp will cover Messaging and Branding and Successful Partnering. This Bootcamp is open to all entrepreneurs at no cost. Registration is required –click here to register.

Interested life science startups can register for Digital RESI 3-Day Global Conference here and use the promo code “RESIMG100” for 0 off a 3-Day pass. Companies that are part of a participating Tech Hub can receive an even greater discount. For more information on the conference, click here.

About Murrieta Genomics
Murrieta Genomics provides access to next generation sequencing technology for researchers in the health, veterinary, agriculture, forensics and direct to consumer industries. The company is a true business incubator, offering mentorship and guidance from both the scientific and business perspective to aspiring genomic-related entrepreneurs. The founders of Murrieta Genomics have extensive background in business, finance, science and technology. They are supplemented with a prestigious advisory board from both business and science. The company provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services, hands-on consulting, review, appraisal and guidance. In addition, it provides help with company value propositions and potential seed funding support to qualified incubator graduates. For more information visit http://www.murrietagenomics.com.

Murrieta Genomics is part of the Murrieta Innovation Center, a RESI Tech Hub dedicated to supporting life science companies. The Innovation Center has medical device, therapeutic, software, clinical research and of course genomic companies that are working hard to advance new ideas and innovations that can impact the world in a positive way. The Center is also a resource for all types of local startup companies, offering services and workshops from a local SBDC, several veteran organizations, a SCORE branch and more.

About Life Science Nation’s RESI Conference
The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series was created by Life Science Nation (LSN) to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development. What is unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health, the “4 Ds”. RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

Posted in: Agriculture & Farming,Health & Medicine,Services,Technology,U.S

Sirona.tv Launches New Solution to Help Monitor Seniors for COVID-19

Dover, Delaware – Safety Labs a leader in remote care solutions for seniors, today announced  it’s Sirona.tv business has launched a new solution to help assess, monitor, and triage support for seniors who may be concerned about COVID-19 and or their respiratory symptoms.  It has launched a new voice based COVID-19 Virtual Care Evaluation and Monitoring solution available to U.S. based home healthcare, health systems and health plans.

“With the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the senior communities we know that an alternative approaches to screening, disease monitoring, and education is required now to reach the seniors and the vulnerable to reduce additional population exposure to the virus and to ease the burden on health care providers and facilities. Self-quarantine and monitoring own symptoms are challenging. Unless you consult a medical professional, it is hard to know when the symptoms warrant seeking medical care,” said Sanjay Chadha, CEO and co-founder of Safety Labs. “Using easy to use voice technology seniors and critically ill can now perform self assessment for self-reported symptom monitoring using the newly added self assessment features.”

For home health agencies, senior living facilities, health systems, health plans the company has included in Sirona the Virtual Care Companion COVID-19 self Evaluation and Monitoring solution. Sirona a voice based virtual assistant helps evaluate seniors through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline-based survey for COVID-19 symptoms. The solution guides seniors based on the CDC guidelines which includes recommendation to continue monitoring symptoms at home, or to contact a healthcare provider directly.

Sirona.tv Covid-19 voice based Self Assessment for Seniors

Availability and Pricing

Sirona.tv is available for immediate order and deployment to healthcare organizations. For more information please see our covid-19 page and product availability & pricing page. If you have any questions email us at covid-19@sirona.tv.

About Safety Labs and Sriona.TV

Safety Labs, Inc., a leader in remote senior engagement and healthcare technologies for focused on connecting seniors to their family and friends and to the digital world and keep them healthy - through a line of products called Sirona.TV. Sirona.TV enables easy to use remote engagement and care by leveraging its innovative technology to integrate across the TVs and smart devices, improving quality of life of seniors and their families. Sirona.TV line of senior care products helps elderly stay at their homes safer and independently if possible. Visit https://www.sirona.tv/ and https://safetylabs.org

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Technology

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic Offers Fast And Effective xTreatment for Minor Burn Injuries

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic, the service synonymous with urgent and comprehensive medical care, is offering treatment for minor burn injuries without having to wait in long queues. The reputed urgent care clinic Washington DC is conveniently located in Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

“At Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic we provide you with urgent and comprehensive health care on a walk-in basis without needing an appointment,” says the spokesperson for Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic. “Patients with burn injuries can now visit us to get treated immediately without having to wait in long queues. We are open on all days of the week and even work extended hours to help us serve our patients better.”

Burns are a common occurrence in households and workplaces. Some types of burn injuries can be pretty bad especially if the scalding is because of direct contact with fire. Burn injuries can be extremely painful and quite unbearable also in most instances. It is extremely important to provide the patients with quick and professional medical care to minimize the chances of any further damage to the skin and body.

The leading urgent care clinic Washington DC has a simple goal and that is to ensure that patients are treated quickly and efficiently. Those who visit the clinic need not be a regular patient and don’t need an advance appointment. They can simply walk in during the office hours, complete the formalities, and get treated by a qualified medical professional.

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic medical services can be availed even by those patients who are not covered by insurance. They can look forward to the finest quality medical attention for their burn injuries without any insurance. The clinic accepts almost all types of insurance. To check if a specific insurance plan is accepted here, visitors can click on the insurance list tab provided on the website of the Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic.

According to Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic spokesperson, the walk in clinic is the preferred destination of not only those who suffer from burn injuries but also by those who are looking for a walk in clinic that is professionally-managed and can offer fast and quality healthcare services to patients in and around Arlington, VA area.

As Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic is conveniently located, the clinic is the ideal destination for patients looking for a quick and reliable healthcare service that can help them get treated for their non-life-threatening medical conditions faster.

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic also offers a range of diagnosis and treatment solutions and a series of wellness services as well. The clinic also offers lab testing and on-site X-ray facilities using the most advanced diagnostic equipment and technology available. Patients can benefit from the fact that they can avail of the whole range of medical services under one roof.

Burn injury patients looking for urgent medical attention in Arlington and Alexandria VA can visit Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic and be sure that their concerns will be addressed by a relevant medical professional in less than 30 minutes.

For more information, visit https://www.xpresscarenow.com/

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

Cisive and PreCheck Named in HR Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Companies List

Cisive, a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions, recently announced the company and its healthcare-focused background screening division, PreCheck, were both named by HR Tech Outlook magazine as part of the Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Consulting/Services Companies 2020. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CHROs, and analysts, along with HR Tech Outlook’s editorial board assessed several background screening services companies and shortlisted the ones that are distinctively prominent in the field.
“It is an honor for Cisive and PreCheck to be recognized as two of the top 10 pre-employment screening companies by HR Tech Outlook magazine, a testament to our commitment to quality and efficiency throughout the years,” said James Owens, President and CEO at Cisive. “In order to effectively partner with our clients as they face hiring challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, Cisive is prepared to continue serving the business community during these unprecedented times. More than ever, we are focused on delivering innovative technological solutions that provide the HR community with the key information to meet their hiring goals and critical business needs.”

“PreCheck’s inclusion in HR Tech Outlook’s list of the top 10 pre-employment screening companies recognizes the ingenuity and spirit of innovation possessed by our technologists, product managers and leadership team,” said Zach Daigle, President of PreCheck. “During these challenging times, PreCheck is more committed than ever to partnering with our healthcare clients to support their rapidly evolving critical business goals.”

In addition to being named as one of the Top 10 Pre-Employment Screening Companies by HR Tech Outlook, both Cisive and PreCheck have also been honored by CIO Bulletin as one of 30 Admired Companies to Watch in 2020. For more information about Cisive’s suite of solutions, visit http://www.Cisive.com. For more information about PreCheck’s suite of solutions, visit http://www.PreCheck.com.

About Cisive
Cisive is a global leader in compliance-driven human capital and risk management solutions, providing onboarding and pre-employment background screening solutions to address the complex challenges and needs of large enterprises with dedicated, in-country account management teams committed to customer satisfaction. Cisive is accredited by the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA) and was named for the third consecutive year by HRO Today to the 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction rankings of Top Pre-Employment Screening Providers, in addition to being named Company of the Year by CIO Review. The company and its brands serve clients in financial services, transportation, telecom/media, healthcare, utilities and the home services end-markets, among others. For additional information, please visit http://www.cisive.com.

About PreCheck
Founded in 1983, PreCheck has focused exclusively on serving the healthcare industry’s background screening and employment qualification needs since 1993. PreCheck serves over 5,000 hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, educational institutions, and other ancillary healthcare organizations, across the U.S. PreCheck has evolved over time from a background screening provider into a turnkey outsourcing solutions provider, offering a full suite of background screening, compliance monitoring, and credentialing solutions all designed to help its clients adhere to the extensive regulations governing the healthcare industry. Based in Houston, PreCheck has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 company from 2013-2018 and has achieved Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Please visit http://www.precheck.com for more information.

Posted in: Business,Health & Medicine,Telecom,Transportation & Logistics,U.S

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

eMedEvents Corporation announces Platform Enhancements to Enrich Online Medical/Dental Learning and Streamline Digital Event Hosting

eMedEvents Corporation has launched new website features to enhance online CME/CE learning and credit acquisition for health care professionals and connect online medical and dental event organizers with their targeted audience. The boosted online CME/CE marketplace: https://emedevents.com/online-cme-courses, aims to ease the current strain of attending and managing live conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing virtual opportunities.

Intuitive Online CME/CE Content Creation, Hosting and Publishing :

The revised platform integrates personalized event content creation with hassle-free broadcasting by streamlining and automating the process. CME/CE providers can now publish live streams and pre-recorded conferences, eliminating the need for expensive videocasting technology.

Campus Medical CMIO, Dr Dhrumil Shah MD stated “By improving access to relevant educational activities and creating opportunities around hosting digital CMEs, eMedEvents delivers a personalized experience to healthcare providers for their professional growth.” #WeAreStrongerTogether

Focused Digital Marketing and Advertising :

With over 714,000 healthcare providers visiting the website monthly, eMedEvents continues to provide the full spectrum of digital services with added client-centric marketing strategies and packages. eMedEvents is also refining Ad performance by analyzing trends based on specialty, location and type of virtual activity/event, resulting in optimized online event awareness and engagement to increase registrations.

CME/CE Vault: Secure Education Repository :

Healthcare practitioners can now access over 11,000 online CME/CE activities in the form of enduring materials; Texts, Journals, Webinars, and Live Webcasts, and track, report and store their CME/CE credits and certifications to maintain their licensure.

A statement from their CEO Mrs Priya Korrapati Reads: “We aim to create an entirely new dimension to online CME/CE conference interactions and redefine medical and dental practitioner’s expectations of e-learning. A Game Changer for the Medical Conference Circuit.”

eMedEvents is already established in over 159 countries and has over 11,300 noteworthy organizers listed on their site, including many eminent medical schools and hospitals like Harvard Medical School and Cedars-Sinai. As a worldwide medical CME/CE marketplace, eMedEvents constructs a comprehensive medical event catalogue for CME/CE credit acquisition for Healthcare Professionals and connects Continuing Medical Education Organizers with over half a million Healthcare Providers.

CME/CE Providers:
To list or host your next event, please visit https://www.emedevents.com/medical-organizers/.

Healthcare Professionals:
To know more about various online CME/CE courses, visit their website https://emedevents.com/online-cme-courses.

To get in touch with them, you can visit their website https://www.emedevents.com/ or call them 24/7 on their phone at +1(800) 828 2059, or you can send them a fax at +1(720) 545 2107.

eMedEvents. Co
5 Cold Hill Road S,
Unit 27, Mendham,
NJ 07945
United States of America

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About The Radiosurgery Society®

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

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Potential Therapeutic Drugs discovered for COVID-19 by Dallas Startups BitCare and Lynxbio

April 30th, 2020: BitCare Technologies Inc. (BitCare), a Dallas, TX-based Biotech startup, has been working on various solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with the recent launch of RT-PCR Lab tests and Rapid IgM/IgG Antibody Tests and has been working on potential solutions for therapeutic drugs for COVID-19.

"It has been one of the most challenging times of our lifetime; we at BitCare and our partners have been working on several solutions to fight the Coronavirus outbreak." Ric S. Kolluri, CEO of BitCare, adds, "I'm thrilled to see that the computer models have shown great success in our findings for a potential Therapeutic Drug to fight the COVID-19."

Since the onset of the COVID-19 infections is relatively recent, drugs have not been engineered to combat the illness. BitCare has been working with its research and development (R&D) partner Lynxbioscience LLC (Lynxbio), a Dallas, TX-based biopharma company and contract research organization (CRO) that provides drug discovery, drug development, and drug lifecycle management services. Hence, all efforts at BitCare and Lynxbio are directed to "repurpose" existing FDA approved drugs to find the appropriate prescription or cocktail that can help cure SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Dr. Siva Yadavalli, Chief Scientist of BitCare and CEO of Lynxbio, says, "Using the help of AI-based computer-aided models, we have identified potential drugs that are repurposed against protease targets encoded by the SARS-CoV-2 genome. These drugs belong to diverse therapeutic areas such as antiviral, antibacterial agents and have shown clinical evidence for treating respiratory disease in humans previously. Also,our team is working on novel therapeutic uses of Fullerenes and Fullerene derivatives for their potential applications in mitigating SARS-CoV-2."

Our R&D partner Lynxbio has conducted virtual screening from their highest potential and clinically evidence-based 35 FDA approved drugs from their library, and found five lead molecules that have the potential to bind proteases of SARS-CoV-2 with high affinity. Jags Porandla, COO of Bitcare, says, "This discovery is not only innovative but also revolutionary that can help in flattening the curve of the novel coronavirus cases around the world."


Lynxbio plans to make the findings openly available to experimental biologists and biomedical researchers, to investigate the findings in experimental setups, and for the clinicians to evaluate the potential of these findings for anti-COVID-19 treatment. Dr. Siva Yadavalli says, "The team is further conducting final validations in collaboration with academic researchers and hopeful that our computational findings with further validation will provide a cost-and-time-effective framework for rapid treatment trials towards an effective COVID-19 therapy."

 BitCare & Lynxbio, through its partnership, decided to file a utility patent on these discovered potential Therapeutic Drugs.

 For more information, visit BitCare

1.About BitCare

BitCare Technologies, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas based Biotech startup offering COVID-19 (RT-PCR Lab and Rapid IgM/IgG Antibody test and PPE) services and AI-based precision health and wellness services through at-home DNA & Allergy testing. DNA products offer personalized insights based on a person’s DNA on Health, Diet, Exercise, Sport, Estrogen, Addiction, Behavior, and also provides some advanced DNA tests in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Dementia. All tests are simple to use at-home tests with a simple 20-second cheek swab; with free shipping. Also, BitCare offers Allergy, Intolerance, and Sensitivity testing, which analyzes up to 800 food and non-food items. All the tests are accessible through a secure BitCare’s platform.

2.About Lynxbioscience

Lynxbioscience LLC is a Dallas, Texas-based bio-pharmaceuticals and outsourcing company (Contract Research Organization-CRO), conducts research in drug development with “OMICS '' technologies. Lynxbioscience has leading scientific experts, state-of-the-art technologies as well as critical therapeutic expertise in the areas of neuroscience, oncology, diabetes, pain, inflammation, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, fibrosis, and rare diseases. Lynxbioscience is the first biotech company in the Texas region that offers comprehensive next-generation omics technologies services for novel and repurposed drug research to diversified groups such as pharmaceuticals, academic, and biotechnology clients. Lynxbioscience intends leveraging the expertise, comprehensive knowledge-based infrastructure in multi-disciplinary therapeutic areas in a systematic and unbiased manner with “OMICS'' technologies.

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Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic Becomes the Preferred Doctor Clinic Near Arlington VA

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, the leading walk-in healthcare service is fully equipped to provide the best possible medical care while making patients convenience their top priority. It is the preferred doctor clinic near Arlington VA of most patients seeking quality medical care at affordable prices.

“Patient convenience is our top priority and we make sure that they get fast and hassle-free medical care every time they walk into our clinic,” says the spokesperson for Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic. “We are happy to state that our services are easy to use because you can simply walk in without an appointment. Our extended working hours mean that you don’t have to take time out from your busy schedule to take care of your health.”

The popular doctor medical clinic near Arlington offers its services on all days of the week, including holidays. Patients can take advantage of their extended working hours and schedule their visit without their daily professional and personal routines being adversely affected.

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic is reputed for its faster and more cost-effective medical services. The doctor clinic near Arlington VA has emerged as an excellent alternative to traditional emergency room treatment.

The leading Pentagon doctors office is fully equipped to provide the best quality medical care for various types of common illnesses that are not life-threatening. The clinic serves the medical care needs of patients of all age groups.

Patients can look forward to a professional quality treatment delivered by the best healthcare professionals for a range of medical conditions and symptoms at the Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic. The reputed healthcare facility that’s conveniently located has a great track record for providing prompt relief from medical conditions such as:

  • Headache and migraine-related pain‚
  • Dizziness
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Cuts‚ contusions, and other types of injuries
  • Boils and burns
  • Allergic conditions‚ asthma and other breathing-related problems
  • All types of pain including back pain
  • Colds, cough, sore throat‚ sinus‚ fever, and flu
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ulcers, and acidity-related issues
  • Diarrhea‚ constipation‚ nausea‚ vomiting
  • Pain of the abdomen
  • Rashes‚ Lyme disease, and skin problems

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic also offers high-quality diagnostic services. Patients can get tested for almost all medical conditions at their premium-quality and fully-functional testing facility without an appointment or having to see a physician.

Over the years, this clinic has emerged as one of the leading laboratory testing services in Arlington where you can get any lab test quickly and get accurate results which can pave the way for further treatment and care. The lab test services offered include STD testing also. The sophisticated STD blood test panel makes use of the latest sophisticated equipment and processes.

Many patients use the confidential and private STD testing offered by Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic as they are sure of discreet testing in a hassle-free manner. Patients can get tested for all types of sexually transmitted diseases without any hassle and quickly too. They can take the test without having to visit their doctor.

Patients can schedule any STD test without an appointment by simply walking in at their convenience. They can choose any lab test, and get tested after making the payment using the convenient self-pay facility offered by the lab.

STD testing facilities are also available on all days of the week and on holidays too with the convenience of extended hours.

For more information, visit https://www.arlingtonvaimmediatecare.com

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Xpress Care Offers Urgent and Comprehensive Healthcare At Affordable Prices

Xpress Care Clinic, the leading Arlington, VA based urgent care center is offering quick and quality healthcare services at prices that are significantly lower than what they have to pay at a regular medical office. The premier walk in facility offers a range of other patient-friendly features aimed at providing patients the best value for their money.

Xpress Care, the walk-in clinic known for its comprehensive healthcare and diagnostic services, is the preferred healthcare facility of many patients looking for fast and quick healthcare service. They can get treated at this walk in clinic for various types of common medical conditions that are not life-threatening in nature.

“We are happy that patients trust us to provide them the kind of medical care they prefer for various types of common ailments,” says the spokesperson for Xpress Care. “We recommend that you visit Xpress Care to get treated for your health ailments and get a first-hand experience of our facilities and services. We also provide excellent lab testing and STD testing facilities.”

With life becoming more busy and stressful for most people and families in modern times, it is not unusual for them to suffer from various types of health problems. As they have to deal with stress and tension on the professional as well as personal fronts, their immunity level dips down and they become susceptible to various types of ailments.

According to Xpress Care, the walk in clinic offers quick and quality healthcare services to patients in and around Arlington, VA area. The convenient location of the clinic makes it easy for patients to visit them for seeing a physician or for using their diagnostic facilities.

Xpress Care Urgent Care clinic offers its services on all days of the week including on weekends and holidays. They operate extended hours so that patients can schedule their visits to the clinic without disturbing their routines or compromising on their professional commitments.

Xpress Care Clinic’s medical services can be accessed even by patients who do not have any medical insurance. By offering their medical services at reasonable rates, they make sure that their facilities can be availed by all sections of the society.

Patients visiting the clinic are generally seen by a relevant doctor within just 30 minutes.

For more information, visit https://www.xpresscarenow.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the UroLift® System

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

About NeoTract | Teleflex Interventional Urology

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

About Teleflex Incorporated

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

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

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

Nicole Osmer, 650.454.0504 nicole@healthandcommerce.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Guy Cappuccino Offers The Best Tummy Tuck Maryland Surgery Through The Most Advanced Clinic

Dr. Guy Cappuccino, the leading board-certified surgeon with a reputation for providing the best cosmetic surgery experience to patients, is also adept at abdominoplasty surgery. The clinic has seen a spurt in demand for this cosmetic surgery procedure as more and more people are becoming aware of the need to look fit and have a great looking body.

“In today’s society where nearly every person has a desire to maintain their best look, the demand for cosmetic surgery solutions are only to be expected,” says the spokesperson for Dr. Guy Cappuccino. “We offer our patients the best experience and make them look and feel fit and healthy with our tummy tuck surgery solutions. We serve the Baltimore, Frederick, Westminster, Mount Airy, Maryland areas.”

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at removing excess fat from different areas of the body. Surgeons are of the view that this option can be exercised when people have tried and exhausted all other ways of losing fat such as exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet.

Tummy tuck is not a new discovery. It has been around for many years and has served the needs of numerous individuals across the world. It is a safe and effective way of losing fat and giving the body the shape and look that people desire.

Dr. Guy Cappuccino has been performing tummy tuck Maryland to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen for many years and has a great record to show off. The procedure is recommended to those patients looking to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

According to Dr. Cappuccino, when done right and by the best experts, abdominoplasty has the ability to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen significantly. The patient will regain a fit and healthy body contour.

However, Dr. Cappuccino also says that in some patients, tummy tuck can leave behind a permanent scar. This would depend on the extent of the problem the patient experiences and the depth of surgery required to correct it. In some cases, the scar may have to be extended from hip to hip to achieve the desired results.

Tummy tuck Maryland is not for everyone. Dr. Cappuccino analyzes every patient for specific parameters to decide whether they are an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

According to the doctor, the best candidates for tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty procedures are men or women who are in relatively good shape but have a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. Tummy tuck is also recommended for women who have has many pregnancies and their abdominal muscles are stretched as a result.

The surgery is also recommended for older patients experiencing loss of skin elasticity. This is a common occurrence in obese patients too.

The doctor recommends that patients planning to lose weight should consider tummy tuck only after their weight has stabilized. Women planning a future pregnancy must also wait to complete their plan as vertical muscles in the abdomen tightened during tummy tuck surgery can separate again during pregnancy.

Patients with any scars from previous abdominal surgery must bring the same to the notice of the doctor as abdominoplasty may make these scars unusually prominent in some cases.

Abdominoplasty is a great way of improving not only the appearance but also the self-confidence of patients. In many cases, surgeons recommend liposuction and tummy tuck at the same time to provide a more comprehensive outcome from the procedure.

For more information, visit https://www.drcappuccino.com/

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H2I Group is Partnering With Local School to Produce Face Shields For Local Facilities

As a leading supplier of quality goods and services, H2I Tech Ed Division and Paton Group are excited to team up with Stratasys and St. Cloud State University to design and develop a creative approach for personal protective equipment.

As the global impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, demands for protective equipment continues to rise. Katie Powell, office coordinator from Guardian Angels Elim Home and Hospice in Elk River, MN found herself at crossroads when their PPE kits started to decrease and any new orders she tried to place were back-ordered until June 2020. At Guardian Angels Elim Home and Hospice, 100 nurses help and take care of elders in-home and in the facility. To provide these nurses with the PPE they need, Katie quickly looked for alternate options by reaching out to Stratasys.

St. Cloud State University quickly jumped on board with the opportunity to serve the local communities and assist healthcare providers. They fired up their Stratasys F250 printers and got to work printing frames for the face shields and laser cut the plastic shields. They were able to mass produce the 100 needed in just one day. It takes one machine 21 hours to print 20 of the headgear/frames and 15 minutes to cut several of the face shields on a ULS laser system. There are also adjustments that need to be made to accommodate different sizes. With some troubleshooting and tweaks, a solution was tailored to meet those challenges. SCSU is able to produce 500-700 masks per week.

By using the same frame and shield from SCSU, they created a unified system to build and cut. Together, they are working to build and cut as many face shields as possible. SCSU currently has about 15 systems running and can produce about 500-700 per week. These alternate face shields are compact and can easily be packaged and transferred to where they are needed. The headgear uses a spring tension that was originally designed by a young man in Sweden method which allows them to use the ABS plastic to connect in the back versus a rubber band which typically has latex. These face shields are easy to assemble and in less than seconds, you will have ready-to-use protective equipment. The PPE equipment is very simple by design. The headband can easily be sterilized for multiple use and the plastic transparency face shield can be easily be swapped out after several uses. It is relatively cheap and quick to make and also easily sanitized.

H2I Group traveled to St. Cloud to pick up and deliver the first batch to the Guardian Angels Elim Home and Hospice. Tech Ed Divisional Manager, Nate Thiesfeld says, “Our hope is to help distribute to local hospitals, healthcare facilities, essential businesses that currently don’t have anything or are in need of them. This is a huge effort and I would like to thank our team at H2I Group, Paton Group, and St. Cloud State University. Also to Stratasys, Jesse Roitenberg, for discounted prices and donated materials." Jesse says, “Stratasys is happy to help out such a great cause.”

H2I collaborates with clients, designers, and builders to provide total facility solutions. Total facility solutions means combining advanced design, innovative products, connected systems, and field services to meet clients’ specific requirements and vision. The H2I clientele includes contractors, architects, healthcare facilities, schools, colleges, and universities. H2I Group provides design, sales, and service of: laboratory solutions and equipment, athletic flooring, prefabricated interior construction systems, and technical education equipment and curriculum.

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

iPatientCare to aid providers in understanding the Primary Care First (PCF) - New Alternative Payment Model / Customization of eCQM measures in its upcoming VUCON

iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ambulatory EHR, revenue cycle management services, integrated practice management, and patient engagement solutions announced its monthly Virtual User Conference (VUCON) April 2020 session to share the in-depth knowledge on Primary Care First (PCF) - New Alternative Payment Model / Customization of eCQM measures.

Virtual User Conferences (VUCONs) by iPatientCare are the information dissemination sessions conducted each month to keep their users engaged and up-to-date with current industry subjects and new improvements inside iPatientCare framework. With steadily changing healthcare industries standards and policies and with new upcoming trends, VUCON 2020 sessions are arranged with a perspective to give a complete standpoint and perspective of such patterns including deployment of new products and software versions with its demonstration; and numerous valuable additional items.

The upcoming Virtual User Conference (VUCON) will commence on April 16, 2020; Thursday, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST and will highlight in detail:

1. Participation Eligibility and Application
2. Data requirements
3. Model goals
4. Customization of eCQM measures
5. Timelines for the New Alternative Payment Model

Click here to Register Now for this featured session!

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 atThe 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.

The iPatientCare EHR - version 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 https://ipatientcare.com/ for more information.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Periodontist

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

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Aeroflow Healthcare Launches New Division To Pursue Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity Investments

Aeroflow Healthcare, a leading durable medical equipment (DME) provider and Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, today announced the launch of Aeroflow Ventures. Aeroflow Ventures is a new division within the organization focused exclusively on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity investment in DME companies nationwide.

“For DME companies that are considering partnership, sales, or spin-off opportunities, there are so many ways to achieve an outcome that works for everyone,” said Scott Sonnone, CFO at Aeroflow. “Whether the interest is in a quick path to liquidity or the desire for a broader partnership, we are open to the full spectrum of possibilities,” said Sonnone. “Our willingness to look at all potential structures is really what sets us apart.” Aeroflow Ventures’ investment decisions will be driven by financial metrics, but also will weigh intangible concerns such as patient care and transition, cultural fit, employee retention, and other integration-related issues.

Aeroflow Ventures is a critical piece of the Company’s overall strategic vision and growth strategy. Significant capital and resources have been dedicated to this initiative, with particular interest in the areas of sleep therapy, urology and incontinence and maternity care. “We are also interested in opportunities outside of these categories, so long as there are identifiable synergies to be realized,” added Sonnone.

This announcement comes at the same time the company has launched its new website at https://aeroflowinc.com/. The new comprehensive website has been redesigned to provide an overview of Aeroflow’s primary segments and clarify the organization’s strengths to both patients and industry stakeholders.

About Aeroflow Healthcare

Aeroflow Healthcare was founded in 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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Xpress Care Becomes The Favorite Arlington Urgent Care Center for Patients

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic is helping more patients get tested privately for STD by offering them a private and discreet testing facility. The leading Arlington STD testing clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, diagnostic systems, and technologies to provide fast and accurate testing results for various types of sexually transmitted diseases.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of a truly advanced and sophisticated STD testing facility that’s designed keeping the privacy concerns and the convenience of our patients in mind,” says the spokesperson for Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic. “Our clinic is strategically located to ensure easy accessibility for all types of patients. Ours is the only STD testing center in the tri-state area that provides testing and treatment on the same day.”

According to medical professionals, more and more cases of STD infections are being reported from all over the country. That’s because there are no specific symptoms associated with STDs. Getting tested is the only way of confirming the presence or absence of the STD virus in the body of a doubting individual.

The absence of reliable and conveniently located STD testing clinics can also be one of the reasons for the spike in the number of STD infections across the country. In Arlington, Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic has put an end to the problem of the unavailability of a reputed and conveniently-located STD testing facility.

Patients can simply walk into the facility without an appointment and get tested in absolute privacy. Once the test results are available and the type of STD identified, the patient can see the in-house STD expert and start treatment treated for the condition quickly and even get completely cured if the infection is of a curable type.

Xpress Care Urgent Care Clinic is located just one block from Pentagon City metro across the bridge from DC and Crystal City metro station. It is located less than two miles away from Alexandria, VA, and Washington DC. Patients looking for the best Arlington STD testing center can avail of the world-class testing facilities offered here without having to take tedious travel routes or having to search all over the VA area.

Xpress Care Urgent Care clinic is committed to providing patients with urgent and comprehensive health care. They can walk-in without needing an appointment and do not have to suffer the embarrassment of having to spend their time in long queues.

The leading STD testing DC facility offers its services on all days the week, including holidays for added convenience of those looking to get tested. Many patients are reluctant to get tested for STD because they fear that their private medical information will not remain protected. However, at Xpress Care, they need not have any such fears according to the lab’s spokesperson.

The premier Arlington STD testing facility adheres stringently to all federal and state laws, including HIPAA which is a clear indication that they take the issue of customers’ privacy seriously.

Xpress Care stands apart from other STD testing facilities operating in the area as they provide high quality and reliable testing through a well-designed process that’s 100 percent hassle-free. The whole process is designed to deliver rapid, anonymous discreet STD testing which is precisely what patients look for.

Xpress Care takes the privacy thing to the next level by making the billing and report collection process confidential too.  

For more information, visit http://xpresscarenow.com

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Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic Ranked By Patients as the Best Arlington Walk In Medical Clinic

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, the walk in clinic preferred by most people in and around this locality, is taking its services to the next level. The leading Arlington walk in medical clinic is best known for its comprehensive medical services and solutions aimed at enhancing the convenience of patients visiting their facility.

“We are happy to serve the people from the Arlington and surrounding areas by providing them medical care of the highest quality through a panel of the best doctors and medical staff available,” says the spokesperson for Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic. “Patients prefer using our facilities because we are committed to your convenience. Walk in without an appointment any day of the week or even during weekends during our extended working hours and get the best solution for your health issues.”

At the best doctors walk in clinic, VA, patients can look forward to getting a faster and more cost-effective medical solution for common health issues that are not life-threatening in nature. The medical office is fully equipped and capable of handling a steady stream of patients. They can get treated by the best physicians for a variety of illnesses.

The clinic serves patients of all age groups, including infants and seniors. Patients can visit at a time best suited for them. They need not take time out from critical professional assignments or family commitments as the clinic works extended hours. There are many other benefits of using the services of the leading Arlington walk in medical clinic.

  • The walk-in clinic has some of the top physicians on its panel
  • The wait times are minimal. Patients are seen by a relevant doctor in less than 30 minutes
  • They treat patients without any health insurance too
  • The cost of treatment is significantly lower than what patients would spend at a conventional medical care facility
  • The clinic is conveniently located and hence easily reachable

The leading Arlington walk in medical clinic is known for its professional quality treatment. Patients with the following medical conditions and symptoms can walk in without an appointment and see a doctor in the quickest possible time:

  • Headache, migraine-related pain
  • Minor cuts, boils, and burns
  • Insect and animal bites, rashes
  • All types of allergic conditions
  • Asthma and other breathing-related problems
  • Pain of all types, sprains, and strains
  • Colds, cough, sore throat, etc.
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Diarrhea‚ constipation‚ nausea‚ vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Rashes and skin problems

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic is also the best place for lab tests. The clinic makes use of sophisticated diagnostic machines and tools and the latest technology to ensure accurate monitoring of health conditions. You can also get tested for STD and other medical conditions discreetly and privately at the most reputed doctors walk in clinic, VA.

The self-pay facility for patients makes it easy for them to go through the STD and other lab test processes without a hassle.

For more information, visit https://www.arlingtonvaimmediatecare.com/

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Nexus Adopts New Name to Better Reflect Strategic Direction: Nonprofit’s Rebranding Aligns Services and Reflects Family-Based Approach

Nexus, a national nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to youth and families, is changing its name to Nexus Family Healing. For more than 45 years, Nexus has focused on rebuilding lives, reconnecting families and restoring hope for youth and families suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral issues. Moving forward, Nexus Family Healing will fulfill that purpose with a new name, a refreshed brand, greater integration of its services, and a talented new leadership team led by Dr. Michelle K. Murray, LMFT, President and CEO.

On the frontline of Nexus Family Healing’s work are its eight agencies, including Minnesota-based FACTS, Gerard, Kindred and Mille Lacs; Indian Oaks and Onarga in Illinois; PATH throughout North Dakota; and Woodbourne in Maryland. Through these agencies, Nexus Family Healing provides an array of individualized mental health services in outpatient/community mental health, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. Murray and the headquarters team in Plymouth, MN are focused on providing innovative and efficient support to the agencies as the organization works to integrate services across the country, expand community mental health offerings to address increased need, and consistently deliver its family-focused approach.

As part of the rebranding effort, the individual agencies will feature the Nexus Family Healing name alongside their own names in a consistent brand architecture supporting their integration into a single system. A new tagline, “Restoring hope. Reshaping futures.” underscores the outcome of Nexus Family Healing’s work.

“Our new name clearly conveys our understanding that in order to change a child’s life, families, too, must be supported and healed. Our dedication to providing innovative, effective, trauma-informed mental health care is as much about families as the youth that we serve,” said Murray. “Every time we help children change the course of their lives, we are breaking a cycle for current and future generations that continues long after our work is done. By interrupting cycles of harm, we create the possibility of healthier families, more stable communities and a better world.”

About Nexus Family Healing

The mission of Nexus Family Healing is to change the course of children’s lives by stabilizing families and strengthening mental health. For more than 45 years, Nexus has used innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures through outpatient/community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. Headquartered in Minnesota, Nexus agencies include Nexus-FACTS, Nexus-Gerard, Nexus-Kindred and Nexus-Mille Lacs in Minnesota; Nexus-Indian Oaks and Nexus-Onarga in Illinois; Nexus-PATH throughout North Dakota; and Nexus-Woodbourne in Maryland. As a system of services dedicated to healthier families, more stable communities and a better world, Nexus Family Healing restores hope and reshapes futures.

Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Same-Day Testing and Treatment Through a Qualified In-House Expert

STD Express Clinic, the Arlington-based advanced testing center, has announced a very confidential and convenient testing facility for patients. Those who suspect they have an infection can visit the clinic and get tested in private for all types of STDs.

“The rate at which people are getting infected with sexually transmitted diseases is high in the US and that’s why it is imperative that they have access to reliable and private testing facilities,” says the spokesperson for STD Express Clinic. “We offer quick and confidential private testing for any sexually transmitted disease without the need to make an appointment in advance. Our STD specialist certified clinician is available on site to provide same-day consultation and treatment.”

STD Express Clinic specializes in providing confidential STD testing and treatment. They have the best systems, processes, and equipment in place to ensure that the treatment is done quickly and without any hassle. The clinic offers treatment decisions recommended by the CDC and FDA.

Patients can be sure of a quick and high-quality STD testing at STD Express Clinic. They can walk in at their convenience without an appointment as the lab’s services are available seven days a week. STD testing can be done for infections such as including Hepatitis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, and Trichomoniasis.

STD testing is being encouraged by the government and healthcare authorities as these types of infections do not have any specific symptoms. The absence of symptoms creates a false sense of well-being and security in infected patients. Also, they might continue to lead a normal life which increases the risk of other people getting affected.

STD testing is gaining prominence and is clearly visible in the proliferation of the STD testing clinics across the USA. STD Express Clinic stands apart in Arlington, VA because patients can access an advanced and comprehensive testing facility focused on offering private and discreet testing. The cheap STD testing Arlington clinic also offers treatment services through an in-house qualified expert.

The key features of this reputed STD testing service are:

  • You can walk in without an appointment to get tested
  • All tests are FDA-approved
  • The clinic is open on all seven days and works extended hours as well
  • The place is easily accessible by metro

How do men get tested for STDs in Arlington? One of the key reasons why persons who suspect that they have an infection do not get tested fast is that they are embarrassed to consult their family physicians and share their concerns. Also, there is the matter of privacy.

STD Express Clinic offers private STD testing that can be availed by patients without any recommendation from their family doctor. The testing information and all other details are kept secure and confidential. All they have to do is provide the blood or urine sample and the testing is completed within a few minutes. The whole process is well streamlined, fast and hassle-free.

The cheap STD testing Arlington clinic guarantees the most accurate STD testing. The results are delivered in the quickest possible time. The impeccable service has gained accolades from many local patients who have benefitted immensely from this world-class testing clinic. The testing center makes use of the latest technology and equipment to provide faster and accurate results.

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Ponce Health Sciences University – St. Louis to Build New Campus with a School of Medicine

On Friday, March 6, local leaders and elected officials including Congressman Lacey Clay gathered to join Ponce Health Sciences University President and CEO/Co-founder of Tiber Health, Dr. David Lenihan, as he unveiled his plans for an million educational investment in North St. Louis. Among the commitment, a School of Medicine and a hospital, will provide anchors for the City of St Louis to grow as a medical hub.

The investment will be centered around the School of Medicine as an expansion of Ponce Health Sciences University (Ponce, Puerto Rico) satellite campus in St Louis. The new campus will provide a permanent home for Ponce Health Sciences University in St. Louis as well as fulfill a commitment to improve community health via their innovative Master of Science in Medical Sciences program, a pre-medical master’s program which offers an alternate pathway for students pursuing medical school admission.

The announcement comes on the heels of reports from the Missouri Hospital Association, noting the U.S. faces an estimated shortage of 49,000 primary care physicians over the next 10 years. As population diversity increases, communities will require more doctors who possess the training, skill and cultural competency to meet demand for essential, quality health care. The high cost, testing and selection process of traditional U.S. medical schools has systemically excluded underrepresented minorities from pursuing successful paths to medical careers.

“PHSU offers a compelling solution for closing this gap between the medical school selection process and professional healthcare delivery,” says Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, Chancellor of PHSU St Louis. “Our new campus in the heart of St Louis advances our efforts as a University to be recognized as academic and research leaders. It also allows us to put action behind our vision of providing medical education and research opportunities dedicated to addressing and impacting health disparities on local and national levels."

About Ponce Health Sciences University – St. Louis

The St. Louis Campus expands Ponce Health Sciences University's global network and extends efforts to serve diverse and underserved communities. Ponce Health Sciences University is a fully accredited university dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate education programs available in medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences, and public health in order to prepare world-class, culturally competent health professionals to better serve a growing population of diverse patients across the United States. Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and St. Louis, MO, PHSU is recognized around the world for its medical education and research achievements.

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,U.S,Website & Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic Offers the Best Urgent Care Service And a Host of Other Facilities Too

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, the leading Arlington doctors office which offers a convenient way of getting treated for various ailments, is acknowledged as the best for its fast and professional quality services. As one of the leading urgent care services, the clinic helps patients access quality medical assistance without an appointment.

“We rank among the best urgent care services in Arlington as we have highly qualified and experienced doctors,” says the spokesperson for Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic. “We offer a wide range of services and provide treatment for all types of non-life-threatening medical conditions. Our convenient location also helps patients find us without much hassle.”

The premier Arlington doctors office is trusted by a growing number of patients looking for a fast and effective way of getting treated. The clinic is the preferred resource of patients requiring quick medical attention for an ailment that’s not life-threatening. Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic offers seamless and coordinated care that allows patients to see the relevant physician quickly and undergo any diagnostic checks at the clinic itself if needed.

The leading Arlington medical clinic has a knowledgeable staff of medical professionals and the latest, state-of-the-art equipment that can help provide accurate diagnosis and treatment. With walk-in availability and extended working hours, patients can receive treatment in an environment where they feel comfortable and respected.

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic offers the following services:

  • Urgent Care
  • Well Check-Up
  • Physicals
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Lab Testing
  • Travel Medicines
  • Vaccinations
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Weight Loss
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Enhancement Services

Patients can simply walk in to get treated for any of the above-mentioned conditions at the time of their convenience. As the service is available extended hours, patients can get treated without having to take time out from their personal or professional commitments. The service operates on all days of the week and can be accessed even on holidays.

As part of their services, Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic also offers STD testing Arlington VA. Patients are spared the trouble and embarrassment of having to wait on long lines as the testing is completed quickly and discreetly.  STD testing can be done at this Arlington medical clinic without any recommendation from the family doctor or an STD specialist.

The clinic offers rapid, anonymous, private testing for any STD. The tests take just around 10 minutes in most cases and the results are kept completely private. Discreet and confidential billing options are also available. The clinic offers same-day testing and treatment facility by a qualified on-site physician for patients who test positive for STD.

At Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic, patients can get any lab test done quickly and without an appointment. The clinic has the facility to provide comprehensive testing for almost all types of medical conditions without making an appointment.

Arlington doctors office is one of the most trusted laboratory testing services in Arlington where patients can get lab tests done without having to get the approval of their family physician or regular doctor. The facility is fully equipped to carry out all types of lab tests needed to carry out a detailed analysis of health. The services offered include liver panel blood test and a whole range of lab test services.

The clinic also offers VIP service to their regular clients. The Arlington doctors office can upgrade to VIP Client by paying a consulting fee of $ 250. The service allows direct access to family physicians in the VIP Suite for any type of consultation.

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Nurse Consultant Diana Buck, RN, BSN, CNOR, Joins Medical Consulting Group

Medical Consulting Group (MCG) welcomes Nurse Consultant Diana Buck, RN, BSN, CNOR, to its team of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) experts.

Diana comes to MCG with 10 years of surgical experience, six years within an ASC setting, and an extensive background in nurse management. She will serve MCG clients by guiding clinical directors towards licensure and accreditation and equipping them with the tools they need to successfully manage an ASC.

For more information about Diana and her team at Medical Consulting Group, visit MedCGroup.com or contact their main office at (417) 889-2040.

Medical Consulting Group, LLC

For more than 30 years, Medical Consulting Group has served practices, ASCs, and medical device manufacturers across the U.S. and Canada that are looking for customized business solutions and strategies. MCG’s services include practice and ASC consulting and development, as well as management of operations, revenue cycle, and clinical and regulatory compliance. They also specialize in multi-media marketing, digital and website services, and e-learning programs to help physicians and facilities learn to use and integrate technology. Learn more at MedCGroup.com.

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

USA Top Docs Wants To Know Who Your Top Doc Is - Nominate A Top Doc, Today!

Hey, America! We want to hear from YOU!

Do you have a favorite doctor or dentist that you believe deserves formal recognition?

USA Top Docs currently reviews and approves providers in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas and Washington.

If you live in any of these 14 states and have a Top Doctor in mind, you can let us know who they are by leaving a suggestion here:


Once we receive your suggestion, we will invite your doctor to submit a formal application for review. Our selection committee will then review the doctor's application to ensure they meet a number of criteria - including but not limited to:


  • Verification of licenses and credentials
  • Years in practice
  • Board certification review
  • Review of malpractice insurance
  • Continuing education requirements
  • Patient reviews


The 2 questions asked the most frequently about how we select our healthcare providers are:

1. How do you select your Top Doctors / Top Dentists?
2. Do doctors/dentists pay to be selected?

The answers are simple. We use a qualification process to select our Top Doctors/Dentists and NO, they cannot and do not pay to be approved.

USA Top Docs use a comprehensive qualification questionnaire, research & an in depth screening process. Doctors & Dentists are either invited to complete a qualification questionnaire or request to apply.

The qualification questionnaire involves information about education & training, years in practice, continuing education, licensing, publications, charitable work, professional & administrative appointments and achievements.

Once received, USA Top Docs verifies each component listed to ensure the doctor/practice meets our pre-set criteria.

These include:

  • Board Certification is required if deemed by the specialty
  • “Minimum years in practice” standards used as quality of care increases with years of experience
  • Malpractice & License review to ensure no serious medical malpractice or board actions have taken place
  • Patient reviews are collected and compiled


After this section of our review process, an internal group of members whom collectively have over 40 years working within the medical field review each applicant anonymously and thoroughly to then decide whether or not to approve a provider.

If a healthcare provider is approved they are notified via postal mail and email. If a provider does not qualify on “Minimum years in practice” alone their application is held until they meet that requirement. Doctors & Dentists are then re-reviewed annually (12 months after approval) to ensure they continue to qualify as a “Top Doctor” or “Top Dentist”.

For more information, please visit https://usatopdocs.com/ or email info@USATopDocs.com

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About Us

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

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

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

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram.

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

DocASAP Expands Patient Engagement Capabilities to Promote and Personalize Prevention and Wellness

DocASAP, the most advanced patient access and engagement platform for health systems, health plans and physician groups, today announced new capabilities to its existing platform that encourage patients and health plan members to play a more active role in their health and streamline access to care. Powered by DocASAP’s patient outreach framework, healthcare organizations will save time and resources conducting outreach, deliver better health outcomes and reduce costs.

A recent healthcare consumer survey found that 53% of Americans had missed a healthcare provider or hospital appointment within the last year. With the rise in healthcare consumerism, patients expect a convenient, on-demand, end-to-end, seamless experience on their terms. When asked their preferred method for receiving an appointment reminder, 52% selected digital methods (i.e. email or text message) versus 33% who selected the traditional method (i.e. phone call). As for post-appointment communication preferences, 58% of Americans selected digital methods (i.e. email, text message, online portal or mobile app) versus 31% of Americans who selected the traditional method (i.e. phone call). As digital communications become the new norm for patient engagement, DocASAP has expanded its outreach capabilities to meet the needs of consumers and help healthcare organizations reach them at important points in their healthcare journey.

“At ColumbiaDoctors, we are known for delivering world-class specialty patient care,” said Roe Long, Chief Operating Officer of ColumbiaDoctors. “DocASAP’s patient engagement capabilities allow us to open doors to patients, giving them more control over their care, and allowing them to manage their appointments. Through DocASAP, we're able to ensure that our patients are able to find the right specialist for their needs.”

Key platform features include:

  • Actionable Outreach: healthcare systems and health plans can engage patients and health plan members through timely notifications that enable them to conveniently schedule an appointment. This outreach helps address missed milestones and support prevention and wellness initiatives based on patients’ individual care plans and communication preferences.
  • Instant Prescription Notifications: patients can now receive actionable, customized notifications regarding their prescriptions to ensure they never miss a pickup or refill.
  • Reschedule No-shows: patients can be alerted to reschedule an appointment they missed. This complements existing appointment reminders that enable patients to reschedule or cancel an appointment as well as access information they need to better prepare for their visit.
  • Private Labeled: healthcare organizations can implement their brand identity across the consumer’s digital experience.


“Health systems and health plans are increasingly looking for innovative ways to improve patient and member engagement and streamline access to care,” said Puneet Maheshwari, co-founder and CEO of DocASAP. “These new capabilities reflect our ongoing commitment to helping them achieve these strategic objectives, while reaffirming DocASAP’s position as the leading patient access and engagement platform in the market.”

These enhancements to DocASAP’s patient access and engagement platform complement its award-winning online scheduling solution, provider search and navigation, access center and point-of-care scheduling, care-driven reminders and provider data management solutions. Today, DocASAP’s patient access and engagement platform serves some of the largest health systems and health plans, thousands of providers and millions of patients nationwide.

For more information on DocASAP’s newest engagement capabilities, visit https://docasap.com/platform/care-driven-patient-engagement-and-reminders/

About DocASAP
DocASAP provides the leading patient access and engagement platform for health systems, health plans and physician groups. The platform addresses one of healthcare’s biggest challenges – access to care – by helping navigate patients and members to the right provider and care setting at the right time. Backed and promoted in the market by Aetna, Anthem and UnitedHealthcare, DocASAP builds unique payer-provider connections with an eye towards simplified access, increased care compliance and improved population risk management. DocASAP's provider search and navigation, online scheduling, access center and point-of-care scheduling, provider data management and care-driven reminders help optimize access throughout the healthcare journey to improve outcomes, reduce costs and create a better experience. For more information, visit http://docasap.com or follow on Twitter @DocASAP.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Professional Services

Oral Surgery San Francisco Announces Alert on Exparel for Pain Management After Oral Surgery, Including Dental Implants and Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Oral Surgery San Francisco, a professional team of oral surgeons in San Francisco headed up by Dr. Alex Rabinovich, is proud to announce a new post on the availability of Exparel for pain management after oral surgery, including dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction. Exparel provides a non-opioid alternative for patients, and Dr. Rabinovich offers no obligation consultations for clients who have oral surgery needs. The consultation can include a discussion of the best post-operative pain management options.

"Many of our San Francisco clients are concerned about post-operative pain management," commented Dr. Rabinovich. "Exparel provides a non-opioid alternative for oral surgery, including the common wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant surgeries that we do here in our Bay Area office."

To review the latest post, please visit https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/2020/01/exparel/. The post explains that Exparel is an exciting new treatment option for post-surgical pain, and we’re excited to offer it to our oral surgery patients here in San Francisco.The medication is injected around the treated area during the surgery when patient is either still asleep or already numbed up if it is a procedure under local anesthesia. It significantly reduces postoperative pain for about 5 days following the surgery. Persons interested in exploring wisdom teeth extraction options in San Francisco are encouraged to visit the informational page at https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/wisdom-teeth/. Many San Francisco residents are on the younger side and may have neglected to have had their wisdom teeth removed. Leaving the teeth in, however, is not generally a good option as it may cause damage. The best course of option is to reach out to Dr. Rabinovich for a consultation. The consultation can include a discussion of post-operative pain management options.

Persons interested in dental implants should visit the company's sister compan, San Francisco Dental Implants, at https://www.sfdentalimplants.com/. There, they can get online information about dental implants and reach out for a consultation. In that scenario, the conversation can also include a discussion of potential pain management options including the use of Exparel.


Here is the background for this release. No one likes pain, and the fear of pain prevents many people from reaching out for necessary oral surgery procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction or dental implants. Another fear is the fear of opioids, giving the problems many people have with this class of pain management drug. For these reasons, Oral Surgery San Francisco is proud to announce a new post on the use of Exparel as a non-opioid pain management option.


Oral Surgery San Francisco (http://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/) is located in the Financial District of the City. Under the direction of Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specializing in the field of oral surgery. This additional training, along with his years of experience, sets Alex Rabinovich MD DDS apart from the growing number of general dentists offering oral surgery and other dental procedures. Procedures include wisdom teeth extraction, Orthognathic or jaw surgery, sleep apnea mouth appliances, and dental implants. Dr. Rabinovich can be available as an emergency oral surgeon in San Francisco also. Oral Surgery San Francisco serves all neighborhoods in the city of San Francisco, including Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, and Noe Valley.

Contact: Media Relations
Tel. (415) 817-9991

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Silicon Valley Hair Institute Announces New Post about the Phraseology of FUE Hair Transplants in the Bay Area

Silicon Valley Hair Institute, hair transplant professionals serving the San Francisco Bay Area community http://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/, is proud to announce a new post identifying the terms for FUE hair restoration. The new post helps clear up the vocabulary of 'ARTAS' and the acronyms of FUE vs. FUT surgery. Locals searching for hair loss treatments in San Francisco may need help verbalizing the exact term to find support. Robotic hair restoration surgery, called by several different terms, may indicate the same type of treatment.

"There are several types of remedies to tackle hair loss problems. Some mean different processes, while others mean the same type of treatment," explained Miguel Canales, of Silicon Valley Hair Institute. "The new post is designed to clear up any confusion over our terms. FUE surgery and ARTAS hair surgery are explained in the post."

Bay Area residents interested in reading the new post from Silicon Valley Hair Institute can go to the page at https://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/follicular-unit-extraction-bit-mouthful-say-artas-instead/. Follicular Unit Extraction is a general term used in the hair restoration field. Cutting-edge robotics can fit in the same category as FUT/FUE hair transplant surgery. ARTAS, a brand name, might be used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery. Men and women searching for hair loss solutions can review the newly update ARTAS page at https://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/artas/ . Hair restoration processes can include the following: micropigmentation, eye brown eyebrow transplants, and other more specific hair transplantation procedures.


Here is the background for this release. Medical answers to restoring thinning hair have been prevalent for several decades. One common practice is the surgical process of removing hair from the back of the scalp and placing it to the front of the scalp. In recent years the public has heard of robotic hair transplantation surgery or ARTAS for short. The public might want to understand ARTAS vs. FUT vs. FUE when it comes to hair transplant. Advances in hair loss solutions include the addition of innovative robotic hair transplantation. For these reasons, Silicon Valley Hair Institute has announced a new post about the current terminology regarding hair transplantation, and urges interested parties to reach out for a no obligation consultation with a hair loss specialist.


Silicon Valley Hair Institute (http://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/), under the leadership of top-rated California hair transplant surgeon Miguel Canales MD, is one of the best facilities offering San Francisco Bay Area hair transplants. Dr. Canales provides the full range of advanced hair transplant and hair restoration procedures for Bay Area residents, from San Francisco to San Mateo to Palo Alto. If one needs a hair transplant specialist, look no further than this Bay Area hair transplant center. Dr. Canales also performs female hair transplants for women and eyebrow restoration, thus offering the best hair transplant and robotic hair replacement options. Robotics include state-of-the-art ARTAS hair transplant technology. Call today to 650-551-1100 for a no-cost consultation, or more information visit the website.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Advanced Periodontics Provides Comfortable Tooth Extraction to Bridgeport, CT with Piezosurgery®

Periodontist, Dr. Richard Amato, and his associates at Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut, welcome patients from Bridgeport, CT for advanced Piezosurgery® to improve comfort during tooth extraction procedures. Those needing dental implants in Bridgeport, CT can receive this minimally invasive site preparation at the team’s state-of-the-art practice in Monroe, CT.

In years past, procedures like tooth extraction, crown lengthening, periodontal therapy, and dental implant site preparation used invasive drills and burs. The procedures were fairly invasive, with noticeable post-operative discomfort and swelling. Today, with Piezosurgery technology, these same procedures can be completed without discomforts like bleeding and swelling, or the risk for infection.

Piezosurgery is a technique where bone tissue is cut using ultrasonic micro-vibrations instead of a traditional drill. Only a minute incision is made in the gum tissue, enough for the Piezosurgery tool to be inserted to reshape the bone. This process is highly precise, causing significantly less harm to the surrounding bone and soft tissue. The result is a more comfortable surgery and less post-operative complications or discomfort.

Dr. Amato and his associates use Piezosurgery in dental implant treatment to increase the precision of tooth extraction procedures and dental implant preparation. By modifying only a minimal amount of bone, healing time is accelerated, reducing the overall dental implant treatment time. Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option and can replace one, several, or all missing teeth. The periodontists greatly reduce the length of time a patient must suffer from tooth loss before receiveing a complete and functional new smile with such advanced techniques as Piezosurgery.

Dr. Amato and his associates are pleased to offer Piezosurgery at their Monroe, CT practice so they can provide the best possible care. “We have the latest technology, trained staff, and advanced procedures to care for your needs,” says Dr. Amato. “We give our patients the individualized care they deserve.”

Those looking for more comfortable tooth extraction to prepare for dental implants in Bridgeport, CT can contact Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut in Monroe, CT. To schedule an appointment, call 203-268-2000 or visit http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

World-Renowned Alternative Medicine Practice, Biologix Center For Optimum Health, Moves to Nashville, Tennessee!

For the past 25 years, Biologix Center For Optimum Health has helped over ten thousand people from around the world who had previously exhausted conventional and alternative medicine treatments with what was essentially considered incurable, or at least non-responsive chronic illness. Biologix Center specializes in treating Lyme disease, POTS, ALS, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome, mold toxicity, chronic digestive issues, as well as illnesses of unknown origin.

Biologix Center’s founder, Dr. David Jernigan, is a published author and innovator of multiple healthcare technologies. He is also an internationally recognized leader in Biological and Bioregulatory Medicine and the treatment of chronic illness. With the precision testing he has developed, much of the guesswork common in doctoring is eliminated by enabling the doctors to essentially access the software of the body and instantly determine what is wrong and what to do about it, instead of waiting days or weeks for lab tests that are often of minimal value.

The range of new innovations that power this highly-individualized and comprehensive approach often succeed where conventional medicine and pharmaceuticals fail. Dr. Jernigan states:

“There is so much that has gone wrong in most of our patients that our doctors spend one hour every day of the one to three-week all-inclusive programs of care, in order to work through all the systems and issues of the body within their patients, and up to another 4 hours a day are spent on supportive therapies. This is a maximum applied effort to quickly and gently restore a person to optimum health.”

Historically based out of Wichita, Kansas, Biologix Center is transferring its operations to a new location in Franklin, Tennessee, just minutes south of Nashville. The new Nashville location will offer Stem Cell Therapy and Induced Native Phage Therapy (INPT). When asked about the new Nashville location, Dr. Jernigan stated:

“In the last 25 years of treating the toughest cases, I can honestly say that I’ve never been more excited about what we can offer through our latest innovations for those living with chronic illness. The new drug-free treatments are proving to be so incredibly effective that they are helping those who have previously never been helped before, by even the most well known doctors and clinics.”

Biologix Center is currently scheduling patients at the Nashville location, which is set to open on March 16th. The center is also hiring more DC’s, MD’s, nurses, and support staff. If you are interested in scheduling a treatment program or a free case review with Dr. David Jernigan, please call the Biologix Patient Care Coordinator at (855) 525-5984. If you are interested in working with the Biologix Center, please contact Michelle Pfeifer at mpfeifer@biologixcenter.com.


Biologix Center is an internationally recognized clinical facility that uses extremely precise and scientifically advanced alternative treatments and therapies to heal people with, non-responsive chronic illness of all kinds. Biologix seeks to treat the root causes of chronic illness by promoting the functional integrity of the entire human person, thereby restoring the body’s ability to heal itself. For more information, please contact Keeley Dodd, at kdodd@biologixcenter.com , or visit https://biologixcenter.com.

Dr. David Jernigan received his Bachelor's degree in Nutrition at Park University, graduating with honors, and his doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine at Cleveland University-Kansas City. He is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine with an emphasis on chronic infections and chronic illness. Post-graduate studies include natural and Anthroposophical medicine in Germany and Biological/Bioregulation Medicine with the famed-father of European Biological Medicine, Dr. Thomas Rau, MD, of the Paracelsus Clinic of Switzerland. He is board-certified in Botanical Medicine through the University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy, and trains doctors in advanced homeopathy and bioenergetic medicine. Dr. Jernigan has contributed to the advancement of medical science with several exciting inventions, including BioResonance Scanning, Matrix Interface Resonance Scanning, Fractal Frequency Modulation, NeuroPhotonic Therapy, Induced Native Phage Therapy, and NeuroCardial Synchronization.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Nourishing Biologicals Helps Support Women Entrepreneurship Within the Skincare Industry

Nourishing Biologicals, a Bio-Science company, created by North Florida surgeon, George Sadowski, M.D., to treat the cause, not the symptom, of aging skin with advanced Miracular Cellular Communication™ announces its commitment to support women entrepreneurship within the skincare industry.

“Our goal at Nourishing Biologicals is to help women ‘change their skin, change their lives’. When one feels good about how she looks, she naturally radiates confidence. Her outlook becomes more hopeful and positive. She can accomplish just about anything," said Natalia Sadowski, Director of Aesthetics and Education at Nourishing Biologicals.

“We decided to take our mission one step further to help women owned businesses succeed. We have committed to support women entrepreneurship within the skincare industry with our ‘Grow Your Business, Increase Your Revenue’ campaign," continued Sadowski.

Nourishing Biologicals and the NB Skin Institute is training women owned spas and aestheticians on the latest anti-aging non-surgical facelift procedure, Plasma Fibroblast. With this training, these spas and aestheticians are able to better compete in the marketplace.

“I had clients asking for the Plasma Fibroblast treatment, but I couldn’t take time away from my spa business to travel far for a training. I’m so thankful for what the Nourishing Biologicals Skin Institute has offered us. They provided individualized onsite training for all my estheticians. I have been able to increase my client base as a result, said Julia Aroyan, owner of Aesthetix Plus in Ponte Vedra, FL.

Nourishing Biologicals is focused in helping women kickstart successful skincare businesses, providing products, services and training that will help them grow and succeed. They have also helped women kickstart ecommerce companies, as well as beauty salons stand out from the competition.

Jessie Zhou, founder of San Francisco based BeautysTouch.com states, “Our goal is to find products from around the world that have better performing, safer and more distinctive combinations of ingredients, so we were excited to find and learn about Nourishing Biologicals. We are thrilled that we can offer our clients a science-based skincare line that uses Nobel Prize-winning technology. Our clients can’t seem to get enough of the NB products.”

Nourishing Biologicals goes out of their way to empower women business owners - making training easy and affordable, providing marketing support, and ultimately growing their businesses and increasing revenue.

“Nourishing Biologicals is helping differentiate my salon from the salon down the street. The products go hand-in-hand with the high-quality hair care services and products our customers are used to. They now can come to Salon Mirror Mirror and take care of a number of their beauty needs," said Dawn Martinez, owner of Salon Mirror Mirror in Solana Beach, California.

To learn more about how to partner with Nourishing Biologicals and the NB Skin Institute please visit http://www.nourishingbiologicals.com.

About Nourishing Biologicals:

Introduced by George E. Sadowski, M.D., Nourishing Biologicals is a leading Bio-Science company bringing together a science-based approach and beauty to treat the signs of aging beneath the surface. We provide the highest quality and most effective products carefully formulated with Nobel Prize winning ingredients and bio-natural proteins that match those of the human body to defend and reverse the signs of skin aging at the cellular level and before skin damage is visible to the naked-eye, Miracular Cellular Communication™. Visit Nourishing Biologicals or connect via FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube or LinkedIn.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Biodex Releases Next-Generation Software to Help More Clinicians Return Athletes to Sport Safely

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. announces the first release of its new Biodex Advantage BX software. A total redesign of their legacy software, the modern interface will provide users of the Biodex System 4 Dynamometer with more streamlined functionality and intuitive navigation, while maintaining the testing and training accuracy they expect from their Biodex multi-joint system.

Engineered to isolate performance data for a broad range of upper and lower body joints, the System 4 and its earlier iterations are often used in sports medicine for isokinetic tests of the knee after ACL reconstruction. The Biodex system provides detailed reports that are helpful in determining whether an athlete is at an appropriate level to get back in the game.

Current research suggests specific criteria to determine return-to-play, including isokinetic testing, can help reduce the likelihood of reinjury. Understanding the high risk of reinjury if players are cleared for play prematurely, Biodex sought to simplify operation of the dynamometer software to increase accessibility and usability to new and existing users.

“Over the years, we’ve been gathering feedback from our users all over the world about how we can improve the system’s operation to work for them,” explains Bill Galway, International Business Development Director for Biodex. “Everyone familiar with the software is very excited about the updates we’ve made, and people new to the system are pleasantly surprised at how simple the new software is to understand.”

Experienced Biodex users will notice the fresh new look – modern, clean and easy to read on the 22″ touchscreen. On-screen graphics chart performance, helping to motivate patients, and encourage compliance with a rehab plan.

Intuitive navigation guides users step by step, flattening the learning curve for clinicians. Whether new to the Biodex System 4 or familiar with the previous interface, Advantage BX makes it simpler to run any of the built-in protocol based activities, or create custom activities.

To learn more, visit Biodex at the 2020 APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Denver, CO, February 13-15, booth #1028; visit https://www.biodex.com/s4bx; or, call 1-800-224-6339.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about this NJ Top Doc and his practice, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/colin-campbell/
About Us

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

NJ Top Docs is a division of USA Top Docs which allows patients to meet providers online before making their appointment.
For more information, please click here to contact us or visit http://www.NJTopDocs.com.

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Posted in: Family & Parenting,Health & Medicine

Strategic Radiology Builds North Carolina Presence with Addition of Gaston Radiology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SR Members:

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 36 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

EVRL Cold Laser Therapy Comes to Cutting Edge NYC Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

The Summit Counseling Center Screens Movie for Community Mental Health

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

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

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

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

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

To register for a free community film screening:

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

Key Findings of the survey include:

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


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

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

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

About the Center to Advance Palliative Care

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

Kindful Body Launches, Offering Online Eating Disorder Therapy for Californians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers Announces New Annapolis Addiction Treatment Center

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

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

A look at Kolmac’s new Annapolis location

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Kolmac

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

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Unitek Learning Announces Their Expansion to Two Locations in Idaho

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Give InKind Raises .5M to Grow Social Support Platform

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About JenCare Senior Medical Center

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Factors that Increase Abdominal Pressure:

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


What is the Best Way of Flatten the Tummy?

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

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

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

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

Hypopressive Benefits

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


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

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

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

See Dr. Chaux on Instagram and YouTube: HypopressiveCoreFit

Posted in: Fitness,Health & Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Schlafender Hase:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Increasing Access to Space…

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

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

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

… And Keeping Space Travelers Safe and Comfortable

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

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

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

What to Wear Aboard

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

What to Wear When Stepping Out (into space)

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

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

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

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

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

Engineering evolution Beyond Boundaries™.

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Kristin Van Heertum MD Joins Nashville Fertility Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

A passion for helping her patients overcome infertility

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

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

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

About Nashville Fertility Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quote Selection Insurance Services announces new name, Collective:Choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s what everyone needs to know:

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

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

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

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

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Cansativa Chooses DaVinci to Develop Medical-grade Cannabis Vaporizer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newly Confirmed Keynote Presenters:

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

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

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

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

Jessica H., Patient Presenter
Thriving in My New Normal

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

Additional Keynote Presenters Include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Annual Awards Recipients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MedShift and Apyx Medical Announce Strategic Partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Manufacturing & Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Education,Health & Medicine,Hospitality

StatLab Medical Products Granted Patent for Tissue Microarray Controls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All of America’s Healthiest Schools:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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GeBBS Wins Prestigious NASSCOM 2019 Customer Excellence Award

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

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

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

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

About GeBBS

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interested centers should contact Jan Jenkins, RN, Clinical Program Manager at the Radiosurgery Society at jjenkins@therss.org.

About The Radiosurgery Society®

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS) – a non-profit, independent, multi-disciplinary organization of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery. Originally formed in 2002 and becoming 501(c)(6) in 2008, the Radiosurgery Society today (http://www.therss.org) represents approximately 700 members who perform stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiosurgery in hospitals and freestanding centers throughout the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Wolf Hill Group

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

About Slone Partners

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

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Executive Medicine Adds an Additional Female Physician to Their Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Rupa Jolly Highlighted in Volunteers of America Announcement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Equation Technologies Launches Medical Practice Accounting Software Resource Center

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

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

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

About Equation Technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Anita Habeich, anita@pearsports.com

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Siphiwe Baleka, fitnesstrucking@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC

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


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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dan Schriger to Lead Strategic Radiology Membership Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SR Core Members: 

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

SR Affiliate Members: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon.com and bookstores.

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

About the Author

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

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

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

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Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis Partners with the Exclusive Haute Beauty Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Everest Rehabilitation Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting in Temple, Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jay Quintana, CEO/ Co-Founder 

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Crucial Data Solutions, Inc.

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Technology

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

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

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

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

About Dalton Pharma Services:

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

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

About Great Place to Work®:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Ovation® Fertility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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iPatientCare Announces National User Conference (NUCON) 2019

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

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

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

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

About iPatientCare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Sets Tesséra Naturals Apart?

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

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

About CBD

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

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

About Tesséra Naturals

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

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

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

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


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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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.


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. 

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).


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.

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

Regenerative Medicine of Raynham Celebrates Grand Opening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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

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

The findings of the team were that a daily intake of this lycopene could specifically, and in a dose-dependent manner, increase the abundance of Bifidobacteria, one of the main probiotics responsible for support of the immune system in the gut. These changes in the microbiome were accompanied by a reduction in markers of inflammation and oxidative damage in the blood, improvement of liver, skeletal muscle parameters and reversal of age-associated changes in skin: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

Acumed Acquires RASL Repair System from Radicle Orthopaedics

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,U.S

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. 

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

First Luxury CBD Store Debuts Flagship Location In New York City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in: Health & Medicine,Hospitality

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.

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.


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.”

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.

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.

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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 K