Article category: healthnews
Title: Finding the Best Medical Information Online
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
The Pew Internet & American Life Project (a project of the Pew Research Center) conducted a survey of 3,014 adults living in the U.S. to determine their use of online resources in the search for health information in the past year. (go to: goo.gl/Sc43T)
Im not at all surprised at these results, says Dr. Ourian. I expect the numbers will grow every year. The most important thing for consumers to realize is that the internet is not a substitute for visiting their physician. I believe that to be especially true for anyone interested in cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery.
While the internet is a fantastic resource, a physician is often necessary to assist the patient in separating information that is valid and pertinent from that which is erroneous and inapplicable. In some cases though, its the internet that can help keep patients away from unscrupulous practitioners. Just this month the U.S. Food & Drug Administration released on their website a list of 350 medical practices nationwide that were warned about their purchase of unapproved Botox from a Canadian Pharmacy (go to: goo.gl/DwRuo).
For cosmetic patients, continues Dr. Ourian, the internet can be an especially confusing place. Though generally speaking cosmetic patients are not ill, cosmetic treatments are medical and need to be performed by properly trained and licensed individuals in a sterile setting.
It is very common for cosmetic patients to use sites that accumulate the experiences of other cosmetic patients as part of their overall decision making process. Valid or not, consumers believe theyre more likely to get objective information about side effects, cost and recovery time for treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and stretch mark removal.
As I stated earlier, there is no substitute for visiting a physician. That is even more true for cosmetic patients, as few people can be subjective about their own appearance. I dont want this to be a barrier for anyone, so at Epione we offer free consultations.
For more information about this Pew Research Center survey and the use of the internet for cosmetic patient click here.
Article category: healthnews
Title: Gruv Gear Launches “Sessions” Featuring Exclusive Live Studio Performances By Renowned Musicians
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Three of the artists original compositions were recorded live in Anaheim California for this premier release. Originally scheduled to be a bass guitar duet as a co-marketing campaign with bass maker Skjold Design Guitars, with whom both bassists have built signature instruments, the addition of Ricky Lawson was a welcome and pleasant surprise.
We had arranged Damian and David to be at the studio that week, recalls Jay Baldemor, President of Gruv Gear. It was literally just the day before that we were finalizing Rickys artist endorsement. We were sitting in his studio and I was admiring his wall of gold and platinum records, including Michael Jacksons Bad album in which Ricky played the tour, Lionel Richies Dancing on the Ceiling, and Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You. The question regarding laying some drums on the session came up casually towards the end of the visit, and Ricky graciously accepted. The following morning he showed up and the guys gelled as if theyve been playing together for years!
David and Damian had previous ad hoc jams at music events before, but this was to be their first formal recording together. David brought his usual ferocious funk/jazz vibe to the mix, hailing from decades of experience with the likes of Pieces of a Dream, Lalah Hathaway, Jonathan Butler, New Kids On The Block, and George Duke. Damians brooding melodic approach and chordal work complement the otherwise unusual duet of instruments in the same sonic register. Damian draws from a diverse palette as well, boasting touring and recording credits with the Peter Erskine New Trio, Les McCann & Javon Jackson, Gino Vannelli, and the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, to name a few. The unique combination of musicalities was captured within two short hours, and came out so well that it required hardly any post-production audio work. Erskines composition titled Bestowal kicks off the first of this 3-part session series, with subsequent songs to be released every two weeks.
The debut installment of Gruv Gear Sessions can be found at http://www.gruvgear.com/sessions. High-resolution MP3s and videos are also being made available as free downloads to enjoy in your iPods and iPads.
To learn more about the signature Skjold basses created by master luthier Pete Skjold, visit http://www.skjolddesign.com.
About Gruv Gear
Gruv Gear designs and builds innovative utility gear and accessories for creative professionals, including musicians, DJs, photographers, cinematographers, film makers, audio/video engineers, and media crews. Founded by a musician and product designer, the California-based company has been seeing tremendous forward momentum and widespread acclaims in a very short time, with global patents pending for its current innovations and more game-changing products slated for this year and beyond.
Gruv Gear continues to flex its marketing muscle with grassroots clinics and events, exclusive online campaigns, and major artist endorsements. The company has already made avid endorsers out of some of the worlds top artists, including musicians from American Idol, Cirque du Soleil, and the Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour. Other world-renowned endorsers include Peter Erskine (multi Grammy-winning drummer, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Yellowjackets), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Paul John, Jr. (Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado), Gerald Veasley (Joe Zawinul, Electric Mingus Project), DJ Icy Ice (World Famous Beat Junkies, Black Eyed Peas Parties, Grammy After Parties, Manny Pacquiao After Parties), and Ray Roman (award-winning cinematographer and named one of the top 25 studios in the world).
Gruv Gear products are currently distributed in the USA by Musical Distributors Group, in Europe by Adam Hall GmbH, in Canada by Heartbeat Distributors Ltd., in India by Rockin’ 24/7, in Lebanon by Labex , and in Japan by Hand Truck Japan Corporation.
Daimer Vapor Steam Cleaner Vacuum Launched to Health Clubs for Extensive Cleaning and Bacteria Elimination
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Title: Daimer Vapor Steam Cleaner Vacuum Launched to Health Clubs for Extensive Cleaning and Bacteria Elimination
Woburn, MA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
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Title: New Project Saves the Human Experience of the 20th Century
Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
While more baby boomers are using 21st century technology to share todays photos with iPhones and tablets, let us not forget that these same people and their parents were also the first generations to record their human experience, using 20th century cameras.
These vintage images belong to real 20th century heroes the people who built our roads, fought for our freedom in World War II, raised their families during the space age and served in Vietnam.
This irreplaceable history, recorded in deteriorating analog format, contains defining moments and life lessons our children need more than at any other time in history.
The threat of losing this valuable body of history is real.
Even more troubling, those who have it in their possession are least experienced with managing digital media.
The Living Legacy Project is a global initiative to teach seniors how to scan, archive, give voice to their vintage photos and to make available professional assistance where needed.
Tom Cormier and Dennis Stack, co-founders of the Living Legacy Project and its official online archive, LegacyStories.Org, recognized the lack of a scalable process to save this world treasure.
The vast majority of human history will go undocumented, thrown into dumpsters as thousands of seniors pass away each day, says Cormier. Without a systematic approach that can be duplicated quickly, there will be millions of family heroes going unnoticed at a time when our children need it most.
The Projects methodology is comprised of two main elements:
1. A legion of trained advisors to systematically teach and assist seniors to scan their photos and record their oral narrative describing the people and events only they could know.
2. A cloud-secured online research library where the [talking photos can be backed up and shared in a modern format familiar to todays youth, to be accessed by families, educators and genealogists.
The Project has established Pict-oral history programs in senior living communities, ethnic groups, faith-based congregations, etc., as a means to reach the most endangered personal history.
“I enjoy taking my grandchildren to traditional Dutch Christmas celebrations and listening to Dutch music, seeing them enjoy my culture,” says Antonia Kersting Salomone, a member of The Netherland Club. “My talking pictures help them feel the emotion of what I experienced as a child, teaching them to be proud of their heritage, as I am.”
The Project offers new career opportunities for people who enjoy listening and working with seniors.
“As a mental health professional as well as
Article category: healthnews
Title: Gulfside Dental Now Offers LUMINEERS in Beaumont, Texas
Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) January 06, 2013
Gulfside Dental is introducing LUMINEERS to Beaumont and surrounding areas. This is a new and exciting product that can help patients achieve a more beautiful, healthy and naturally permanent smile. LUMINEERS is a great solution for teeth that are stained, chipped, spaced or crooked. This solution doesnt require any drilling or shots, and it is painless procedure. LUMINEERS are proven to last for over 20 years. This procedure only requires two visits: during the first visit the doctor will take a precision mold, then patient and dentist will choose the right shade for your teeth. On the second visit LUMINEERS will be checked for fit and shade, and painlessly attached.
Gulfside Dental is open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. To schedule a consultation with a dentist about LUMINEERS, please call (409) 899-4867.
The office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Medicaid, CHIP, most PPO Insurances, cash and checks. Care Credit Financing is also available at Gulfside Dental.
Article category: healthnews
Title: PATS Member Kelly Unruh Assist Utility Workers During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
East Stroudsburg, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
In the early morning hours of Monday, October 29th 2012 Hurricane Sandy slammed the densely populated areas of the northeast as a Category 1 hurricane. High winds and rain left thousands of people without power, for days and weeks at a time. This storm demonstrated the complex physical challenges that utility workers regularly face and must overcome, just to keep the power on. A persons quality of life diminishes rather quickly without electricity because they can no longer provide heat, use water or appliances that many people rely on for their basic needs. Utility lineman and electricians often face these very complicated, intricate issues and regularly overcome these physically exhausting challenges.
Fortunately, the highly skilled workers at two northeastern power companies PECO energy and PP&L have regular access to athletic trainers to help keep them performing at a high levels because of the health care services provided by Mrs. Kelly Unruh and her colleagues at CIP Solutions. These companies were quick to recognize just how expensive it is to have a highly trained, highly specialized employee out due to an injury.
Time lost equals greater time with power lost which ultimately leads to revenue lost. Our main goal is to bridge the gap between suffering an injury and making a full and complete recovery, by working closely with the client within their specific work setting guiding them safely every step of the way. Mrs. Kelly Unruh, CIP Solutions. The industrial athletic trainer spends a good portion of their time working on injury prevention and immediate care to help prevent small injuries from becoming more serious. It is a very important asset for the company to have an athletic trainer who can serve as a gatekeeper to distinguish between personal injuries from injuries that occur at work.
The role of the Industrial Athletic Trainer starts the day early before 7:00am so they can lead dynamic warm-ups or engage their clients, evaluating any pre-existing or new injuries, this typically occurs prior to the start of the first shift. Building relationships, mutual respect and trust are all important for establishing a rapport of working together within one on one, health care solutions for injury, illness, referrals and fitness consultations. Provide injury prevention services that are compliant with OSHA requirements, and protocols based on statistics and monthly reports on time lost to injury. Document, and justify cost-effectiveness by providing quarterly reports and task specific educational programming based on specific demands of the clients job: climbing a telephone pole, digging and shoveling; welding with fire retardant gear. This may include a job task analysis, job risk assessment, and biomechanical assessment. In order to fully integrate with the client dress and safety gear is unique to the work setting, steel toe boots, jeans and a polo shirt, hard hat and safety glasses.
Industrial Athletic Trainers clinical skills and knowledge base
Article category: healthnews
Title: Therapy Courses Now Available on Silverchair Learning Systems
Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
Silverchair Learning Systems, the leader in online education for senior care, has released its initial curriculum of therapy courses for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology. The courses are the result of Silverchairs partnership with Dynamic Learning Online Inc., the leader in online therapy education for rehab professionals.
The initial therapy curriculum delivers more than 70 courses offering more than 200 hours of therapy education. The courses are written by rehab industry experts and are rigorously reviewed and updated as regulations change. The curriculum offers a variety of necessary and elective hours for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists, as well as other clinical staff to meet ongoing clinical, licensure, and certification requirements.
All therapy courses will be delivered in Silverchairs comprehensive Learning Management System. Managers will have the same ability to easily assign, track, and report on education as other Silverchair courses.
To view the list of current therapy courses, please visit
http://www.silverchairlearning.com/for-staff-courses or call 1-866-805-7575.
About Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning Systems is an ANCC-accredited online education provider that works with senior care leaders who want to improve training in their organizations. Silverchair offers a user-friendly online training solution that improves compliance and eliminates record keeping headaches while saving time and money. We make online training successful with easy set-up, ease of use, simple tracking, and educationally-rich yet fun courses. Using this system provides peace of mind and confidence. http://www.silverchairlearning.com
About Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.
Based in Oldsmar, Florida, Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. has been in the forefront of e-learning education for healthcare professionals since 2000, offering the learner time-sensitive, affordable continuing education credits in an e-learning web-based community over the internet at http://www.dynamic-online.com. Their library offers a diverse selection of courses for physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathology, athletic trainers, and other related professionals, and holds national and international accreditation: IACET, AOTA, ASHA, BOC NATA, NGA, NCCAP, and as well as multiple state approvals for Physical Therapy.
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JAMA Study Shows Improved Hospital Admission and Readmission Rates Associated with Qualis Health-Initiated Project in Washington State
Article category: healthnews
Title: JAMA Study Shows Improved Hospital Admission and Readmission Rates Associated with Qualis Health-Initiated Project in Washington State
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Researchers in the January 23rd issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) report that an effort initiated by Qualis Health in Whatcom County, Washington, reduced hospitalization rates by nearly 6% and readmission rates by nearly 7%. The authors assess efforts conducted by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) including Qualis Health in 14 select communities nationwide, and show that interventions aimed at improving care transitionswhen patients move from one care setting to another, such as from a hospital to their homeyielded significant results.
The study shows that hospitalizations and rehospitalizations among Medicare patients declined nearly twice as much in communities where QIOs coordinated interventions that engaged whole communities to improve care than in comparison communities. Qualis Health is one of the 14 state-based QIOs that received funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the project.
Despite initial hospitalization and rehospitalization rates that were the lowest among the 14 communities nationwide, the Washington State project showed that reductions are achievable even in a high-performing community like Whatcom County. And the results in Whatcom County are significantly better than three Northwest comparison communities that were not working with Qualis Health.
Improving hospital admission and readmission rates isnt only a hospital issue, says Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, Qualis Health President and CEO, it requires coordination across the entire community to provide the right care for patients and families. We want to acknowledge the efforts of this projects participants and leaders across Whatcom County, including PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and congratulate them on this accomplishment.
Readmitting Medicare patients to the hospital within a month of discharge is a frequentand costlyoccurrence. Almost 25% of heart failure patients on Medicare, for example, are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The federal government says avoidable hospital readmissions cost the Medicare program billions of dollars a year. The QIOs work in this project shows a reduction in hospitalization and rehospitalization rates, which are vitally important for keeping Medicare beneficiaries as healthy as possible for as long as possible, said Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of the agencys Center for Clinical Standards & Quality. Thanks to QIOs, these communities created networks of clinicians, facilities, families, social services agencies, and others that share a common language in coordinating care for patientsthe communitys sickest and most vulnerable people. These communities effectively prevented hospitalizations, resulting in people being more likely to stay home and healthy.
In 2008, CMS selected Qualis Health and 13 additional QIOs to participate in a three-year project to use quality improvement strategies to improve care transitions for an entire community in their state. In the state of Washington, Qualis Health successfully engaged providers, patients and community partners across Whatcom County to reduce unnecessary rehospitalizations through Stepping Stones: Bridging Healthcare Gaps, the Care Transitions Project of Whatcom County. Working together, Qualis Health and the community met the projects goals, and the effort helped Whatcom County organizations successfully qualify in 2012 for federal Community-Based Care Transitions Program funding to continue the effort on behalf of their Medicare population.
As the QIO for Idaho and Washington, Qualis Health now provides resources and support for healthcare providers and community partners across the entire region, spreading the success of what worked in Whatcom County. In addition, Qualis Health is providing direct assistance to targeted communities that represent 57% and 85% of the Medicare population in Idaho and Washington, respectively, and 56% and 86% of each states Medicare hospital admissions.
About Qualis Health and the Medicare QIO Program
Qualis Health is a national leader in improving care delivery and patient outcomes, working with clients throughout the public and private sectors to advance the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare for millions of Americans every day. Visit Qualis Health on the web at http://www.qualishealth.org.
Qualis Health serves as Medicares Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Idaho and Washington. The QIO Program is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Quality Strategy to transform Americas healthcare system. Under contract with CMS, the QIOs serve as the largest federal program dedicated specifically to improving healthcare quality at the community level. For more information, see http://www.qualishealthmedicare.org.
This material was prepared by Qualis Health, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Idaho and Washington, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. WA-C10-QH-1016-01-13
Article category: healthnews
Title: Fat Burning Tips for Men and Muscle Building Guide Published Online at BurntheFatFeedMuscle.com
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) January 25, 2013
Weight reduction strategies typically revolve around the elimination of fat around the mid section for men. While every reduction plan is different, a new guide offered as an informative blog post online is designed to help. The BurntheFatFeedMuscle.com website has published this new information in order to help men build muscle mass instead of reduce it during weight reduction. These fat burning tips are one example of the content now available on the company website.
One pound of body fat is usually equal to 2,500 calories before digestion. A man who consumes more than the daily required intake of calories could gain extra weight in places like the stomach and upper body. Fitness and health routines are available to help curb weight gain although not all men have time for strenuous exercising. The new tips now published online provide one resource that men can rely upon to find the best tips for building muscle and losing body fat.
Apart from a new series of weight training articles, a new web store is now open on the BurntheFatFeedMuscle.com website. This store includes the same products that are reviewed by this company to provide a trusted resource for men to purchase. Third party retailers selling natural minerals are included in this new web store. The products that are added are rotated on a daily basis as new discounts are found from online-only sellers. The discounted pricing that is offered can be helpful to men.
Minerals have been used by some men as a natural defense against fat building. The natural ingredients that are now placed into some vitamins and minerals are designed to eliminate storage of body fat by helping to boost the natural metabolism. These ways of expediting the loss of fat without losing muscle are briefly explored in the new blog post. Frequent updates to all published posts are now made to provide last-minute information or discounted products sold only online.
About Burn the Fat Feed Muscle
The Burn the Fat Feed Muscle company launched its resource online in 2013. This company provides helpful articles and reviews of top fitness products to help men to make better health and wellness choices. The researched information that is provided is unique and designed to be used as one resource for online assistance. The Burn the Fat Feed Muscle company has opened a new online store to provide options for guys who purchase select vitamins and minerals online. This new discounted web store provides on site and external links to trusted retailers online.
Nutrition Book “Natures Nutrition” Named as a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Article category: healthnews
Title: Nutrition Book “Natures Nutrition” Named as a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
“Natures Nutrition A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Super Foods, Natural Supplements and Preventative Health,” a nutrition book written by Sports Nutrition Specialist Rory M. Celmin, has just been named as a Finalist in the Diet/Nutrition/Food category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and the quality of foods we eat will impact the rest of our lives. Natures Nutrition offers a wide variety of wholesome nutritional solutions vital to optimizing health and longevity.
As health care costs continue to skyrocket, understanding the bodys unique nutritional requirements has never been more important. Natures Nutrition highlights over 50 super foods and supplements for 100+ common degenerative disorders. It addresses gluten-free foods, the glycemic index, the pH of food, the truth about tap water, the mercury content of fish and the pesticide residue found on common produce. Readers will discover the most revered food pyramids, the healthiest natural sweeteners, beneficial digestive food combinations, and safe options for detoxification as well as combating intestinal parasites. This book also emphasizes the importance of organic foods for increased nutritional intake, and explains how proper nutrition can promote healing.
Apples are a great example, because everyone knows they are good for us. But what if a smoker learns that apples improve lung function, and that the pectin they contain binds to carcinogens, heavy metals and environmental toxins, and helps eliminate them before they can be absorbed? This is the type of relevant information needed in order to effectively practice preventative health.
Nature provides us with an abundance of wholesome nutrition that is ripe for the picking. Take charge of your health, and take charge of your life.
About the Author:
Rory M. Celmin is certified in sports nutrition from the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA). He also received an English Degree from California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and has drawn from over 20 years of research and study to compile his first informative nutritional reference. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, photography, tennis, surfing, basketball, hiking and mountain biking, and resides in sunny California.
To Purchase: Natures Nutrition: https://www.createspace.com/3692862
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