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Beth Netter, MD Presents Breath as Medicine at American Meditation Institutes Seventh Annual CME Conference to Help Relieve Physician Burnout


Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Holistic physician and acupuncturist Beth Netter, MD will present a lecture on “Breath as Medicine” to help relieve burnout symptoms for physicians and other health care professionals at the 7th annual American Meditation Institute (AMI) CME conference on meditation, yoga and breathing November 3-7, 2015, at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 30 CME mind/body medicine physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Now in its seventh year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, AMI’s comprehensive curriculum will present an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of Yoga Science as taught in both the East and West. A variety of practical yogic skills will be taught to help reduce the effects of stress and burnout by positively enhancing the attendee’s ability to make health-affirming lifestyle choices. In turn, conference participants will become qualified to teach these same skills to their patients.

Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice of Yoga Science. Dr. Netter’s “Breath as Medicine” presentation will address the importance of diaphragmatic breathing as a means to optimize blood flow, provide sufficient oxygen to the body and improve heart-rate variability. The complete (three-part) yogic breath will be demonstrated and practiced by all conference attendees. Recent medical studies have acknowledged that by stimulating the vagus nerve, yogic breathing techniques can increase neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce anxiety and depression.

Presenter Beth Netter MD is a holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, New York. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Netter is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of the AMI Medical Education Department.

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this 30 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. AMI’s CME conference will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of both healthcare providers and their patients. Topics will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga psychology, mind function optimization, nutrition, Functional Medicine, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, how to relieve stress and burnout, and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The devotion, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty will combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Beth Netter MD, presenters will include faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, board-certified internist and nephrologist; Susan Lord MD, lecturer and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Kathie Swift, MS RDN LDN, leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition and author of “The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health;” Rosy Mann BAMS, senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified rheumatologist and Interim Rheumatology Program Director for the Albany Medical Center and Stratton VA Hospital; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified pulmonologist and critical care specialist practicing in Schenectady, NY; and world-renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of AMI.

The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” CME course. “This is the first CME approved conference in the nation covering the complete science of Yoga. Its holistic content is designed to provide healthcare professionals and their patients a 5,000 year old, time-tested, science-based mechanism for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress, illness and burnout,” Perlmutter said. “The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.”

This sentiment is echoed by recent conference graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York: “This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. Previous conference attendees have also noted that the material presented has made a beneficial impact toward their personal and professional efforts at self-care.

About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes “Transformation,” a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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700 Doctors, Health Professionals, Including the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Support Dietary Guidelines Message to Eat Less Meat, More Plants


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Over 700 doctors, nutritionists, nurses, and public health professionals sent a letter to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging them to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendations to eat less meat and more plants for human health, economic prosperity, and our nation’s food security.

Leaders in lifestyle and preventive medicine signed the letter, including: Dr. David Katz, founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Dr. Walter Willet, chair of the department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health; and Dr. Dean Ornish, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

In the letter, doctors and others “strongly endorse the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendations to reduce consumption of animal foods and shift toward a more plant-based diet, both for the health of people and the planet.” The letter reaffirms the overwhelming scientific evidence for eating less meat and more plants clearly delineated by the committee.

One of the letter’s initial signers, Dr. David Katz, summarized why sustainability is important to nutrition: “If, in an age when we know that food and water shortages are clear and present dangers, we choose to ignore them in our dietary guidelines, then these are not dietary guidelines for Americans…They are, instead, dietary guidelines for the current generation of American adults, and at the obvious expense of all subsequent generations of American (and planetary) adults including of course, our children.”

Dr. Dean Ornish, known as the, “Father of Lifestyle Medicine,” and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco added: “What’s good for you is also good for our planet. Although heart disease and diabetes kill more people each year worldwide than all other diseases combined, these are completely preventable and even reversible for at least 95% of people today by changing diet and lifestyle. Federal dietary guidelines as recommended by the scientific advisory committee would play a vital role in moving more people toward this goal.”

The letter further highlights how “a shift toward more plant-based foods will save the nation billions of dollars in health care costs and is essential to our nation’s health and economic prosperity,” because “chronic, preventable diseases are estimated to account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs.” Also, “heavy meat consumption, especially red and processed meat, is associated with increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, while plant-based diets are associated with decreased risks of all three.”

In its comment submitted to the federal government, the American Public Health Association, representing over 30,000 public health professionals commended the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for, “setting a priority of sustainability as an important component of the 2015 federal dietary guidance.” APHA praised the quality of the science relied upon by the committee and noted the committee’s conclusions on sustainability “… are important given the high level of resources used as inputs for food production in the U.S. – including 50 percent of the total U.S. land area, 80 percent of the fresh water and 10 percent of the fossil energy – and the importance of these resources for future food security.”

The inclusion of sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines recommendations has sparked tremendous interest, with more than 29,000 comments submitted to USDA and HHS by the May 8 deadline. The agencies plan to review comments and finalize the 2015 guidelines by the end of the year.

About the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM):

ACLM is a professional association of physicians and clinicians dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to help prevent, treat and even reverse the progression of many chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes. Visit http://www.lifestylemedicine.org, and learn more about ACLM’s annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2015, set for November 1-4, 2015 in Nashville, TN at http://www.lifestylemedicine2015.org.







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American Hearing & Balance Offers Expanded Tinnitus Therapy Options


Glendale, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound where no outside source is found to exist. People affected often summarize the sound as a continual ringing, hissing, roaring, buzzing, or whooshing noise that is perceived either continuously or intermittently.

As reported by the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus affects a projected 50 million Americans, with an additional 30 million workers at risk for developing the condition together with noise-induced hearing loss. The chronic sound of tinnitus impairs cognitive function, attention, and overall quality of life for those affected.

The good news is, while not all cases of tinnitus can be cured or alleviated, modern-day improvements in tinnitus therapy can provide much-needed and substantial relief for those afflicted with the condition.

The hearing specialists at American Hearing & Balance have developed expertise in the latest tinnitus treatments and are now offering these services to those in California. Contrary to popular belief, several tinnitus therapy alternatives exist that are generally very effective. A hearing specialist can work with individuals to find the best option for each individual case.

Treatment options include:

Treatment of an underlying medical condition, such as a blood vessel condition, can cure or alleviate tinnitus.
Hearing aids can generate the dual benefits of improving hearing and masking the tinnitus. This therapy is especially effective in those with untreated hearing loss that is causing the tinnitus.
Drug therapy, while unable to cure tinnitus, can create relief in certain circumstances with specific medications.
Sound therapy produces white noise that can mask the tinnitus, making it less bothersome. Various devices can provide sound therapy, and a hearing specialist can help patients select the best one.
For more information about tinnitus therapy, visit http://www.americanhearingbalance.com.

About American Hearing & Balance

American Hearing & Balance is a full-service audiology practice with seven California locations. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, American Hearing & Balance offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models. With services delivered in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, American Hearing & Balance is California’s leading destination for better hearing.

Contact:

Keith Michaels, Au.D.

American Hearing & Balance

http://www.americanhearingbalance.com

818.396.8161







American Generic Labs Announces its 50,000 Bottle Of Metabothin B56 Sold


Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Weight loss goals have never been so easy. Metabothin, also known as Metabo Thin, combines all of the best ingredients from the ephedra diet pills Metabolife 356 with the now legal ephedra extract for the weight loss results of a lifetime. This product by American Generic Laboratories gives a significant energy and fat burning boost. The difference is in the alkaloids. The ephedra alkaloids in the original formula has been swapped with ephedra extract for a phenomenal transformation. By adding the essential alkaloid solution Synephrine, Metabothin can easily be called the best diet pill of the century.

The original formula of Metabolife 356 was lacking in the one key ingredient Metabothin now has to offer. Metabolife 356 was an extremely popular weight loss supplement between 2001-2006, due to its unique blend of ingredients and ephedra. Since ephedra was questioned, Metabolife 356 was being sold without it for a bit. Those days are over. Metabothin is now available with the exact same ingredients everyone has responded to so well, along with the ever-so-popular ephedra extract.

With the powerful combination of herbs, including Goldenseal, Ginger Root, Green Tea Extract and Royal Jelly, along with the technologically advanced ephedra supplements, there is no losing with Metabothin. The effects of the herbs mixed with ephedra extract gives just the right amount of energy to start off the day right. The herbal ingredients in Metabothin have been known to be extremely effective energy boosters on their own, especially Ginseng, cocoa extract, royal jelly, ginger root and bitter orange (synephrine). Combining pure ephedra extract to this already potent blend makes Metabothin a truly unique product in weight loss supplements.

Not only has Metabothin been proven to considerably increase energy levels with its combination of herbs with ephedra, it also boosts metabolism and acts as an appetite suppressant. This life-changing concoction also utilizes thermogenics, which uses body heat to lose weight fast!

Metabothin’s 10 mg of ephedra extract and 40 mg of caffeine (from the plant guarana) pool for a one-of-a-kind powerful supplement. Metbabothin B56 will aid in the maintenance of lean body mass with its appetite suppressing ingredients, essential minerals and Vitamin E. Its obvious why so many trust in the benefits of Metabothin for their weight loss and muscle sustaining needs.

Ephedra-based fat burners are more popular today then they have been in the past, and for good reason. Ephedra Extract is a powerful fat burning ingredient. Here are some other supplements, also by American Genetic Laboratories, that are also based off of great formulas. Superdrine RX10, Ripped Power and Yellow Devils to name a few.

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‘Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American’ opens in Cleveland on April 12, 2015

CLEVELAND, OHIO (PRWEB) April 02, 2015

Through its legends and myths, its struggles and triumphs, baseball has been a reflection of American society for generations. CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL & BECOMING AMERICAN on view April 12 – September 7 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122; 216.593.0575; maltzmuseum.org) explores how issues around culture, race and community have played out in our national pastime through the stories of athletes, scouts, vendors, team owners, broadcasters, journalists, novelists and, of course, fans. It is the first time the exhibition, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence, has been shown outside of Philadelphia.

“Baseball has offered immigrant communities, including Jews and other minorities, opportunities to feel American, whether they’re on the field or in the stands,” says CHASING DREAMS Co-curator and NMAJH Associate Curator Ivy Weingram. “For many, the sport has served as a path to learning, negotiating, sharing in and even challenging what it means to be American, and it has enabled those who might otherwise be on the margins to feel every bit a part of American life.”

Matters of identity and discrimination have been projected on, contested and occasionally solidified through the sport. From Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby breaking the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947 to Cleveland native Justine Siegal becoming the first female coach of a men’s professional baseball team, CHASING DREAMS illustrates how heroes on the field have not only played the game but they’ve changed it. “Whether it’s Thelma ‘Tiby’ Eisen leaving her mark on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s or Cleveland Indians’ Frank Robinson becoming the first African-American manager in the Majors in 1975, the exhibition highlights the challenges of integration and celebrates those who have broken down barriers,” says Maltz Museum Director of Education Jeffery Allen.

CHASING DREAMS also highlights the intersection of sports and values, including first baseman Hank Greenberg stepping up as the first American League player to register for the peacetime draft in 1940, the revelation of backup catcher Moe Berg’s alter-ego as a frontline spy or Sandy Koufax refusing to pitch the first game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.

“This exhibition really covers all the bases, offering a mix of history, heritage, nostalgia and pop culture that will appeal to everyone, from die-hard baseball fans to former Little League players,” explains Maltz Museum Executive Director, Ellen Rudolph. This installation of CHASING DREAMS features an interactive fielding experience, a database of players and 145 original artifacts, including game-worn uniforms, game-used equipment, park giveaways, awards, stadium seats and more. “The National Museum of American Jewish History encouraged us to incorporate local items that fit the major exhibition themes and our partners at the Cleveland Indians and Baseball Heritage Museum helped us to do that.” In Northeast Ohio, the exhibition will include a Louis Sockalexis photograph, Nuevo Laredo Baseball Club correspondence, a Satchel Paige button, an Al Rosen baseball card and other significant memorabilia commemorating the region’s contributions to baseball history.

Historian and Baseball Heritage Museum Administrator Morris Eckhouse sees CHASING DREAMS as a perfect fit for a city with such a rich baseball legacy. “Cleveland has a history of diversity in baseball and a diversity of baseball,” asserts Eckhouse. “With League Park, the Cleveland Buckeyes, Classic Park, Canal Park and other minor league ballparks dotting the landscape, strong college teams and players like Frank Robinson, Ed Delahanty, Quincy Trouppe, Bobby Ávila, Bob Feller, Minnie Miñoso and Al Rosen, this is a community that is most definitely part of the bigger baseball story.”

CHASING DREAMS runs parallel to baseball season and will be accompanied by a schedule packed with related family-friendly events. “From baseball short plays to a screening of ‘The Kid from Cleveland,’ we’ve got a very diverse and fun lineup of programming in place,” says Allen. The fully illustrated 256-page exhibition companion book and a set of baseball cards developed by Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc. for NMAJH and the American Jewish Historical Society will be available in the Maltz Museum Store.

Major support for CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL & BECOMING AMERICAN was provided by Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation; Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation; Annette M. And Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation; Jane and Daniel Och; Marc and Diane Spilker Foundation; Leesa & Leon Wagner; The Wagner Family Foundation; Harriet and Larry Weiss; Judy and Fred Wilpon; and Sam Wisnia. Additional support was provided by the Oakland Athletics, John Fisher and Lew Wolff; Clayman Family Foundation; Cozen O’Connor Foundation; Gary Goldring; Steve and Myrna Greenberg; Macy’s; Michael G. Rubin; Susie and Robert Zeff; The Morris, Max and Sarah Altman Memorial Trust; Arronson Foundation; William S. Comanor Charitable Fund; Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Edward H. & Evelyn Rosen Philanthropic Fund; David Seltzer; and many other dedicated fans.

Locally, CHASING DREAMS is sponsored by Cleveland Indians, University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center and The Treu-Mart Fund. The exhibition and its related programming wouldn’t be possible without the generosity Mercedes-Benz & Porsche of North Olmsted; Audrey and Albert Ratner; Swagelok; Susan and John Turben Foundation; Stephen and Penni Weinberg; Baseball Heritage Museum; Cohen & Company; FirstMerit Bank; Lake County Captains; Barb and Abe Miller; Alvin and Laura Siegal; Akron Rubber-Ducks; Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Corky & Lenny’s; Dollar Bank; Enterprise Corp.; Grant and Jennifer Dinner; Donald and Lynn-Ann Gries; Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP; David Malik; McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA.; Scene Magazine; and Robert and Brenda Weltman. Additional backing for Chasing Dreams is provided by Jim Biggar; Michael and Cindy Duber; Lottie, Rachel and Anita Gray; Ned Grossman; Jack and Minda (z”l) Jaffe; Harvey Kotler; Stephen Spiegle; and Fred Weisman.

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FOR FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR LINKEDIN Baseball’s greatest heroes didn’t just play the game, they changed it. Learn their stories April 12 – Sept 7 @maltzmuseum

FOR LISTINGS Baseball is more than a game. Its legends and myths, its heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL & BECOMING AMERICAN, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, explores the central role our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority communities. See it April 12 – September 7, 2015 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122; 216.593.0575; info@mmjh.org; maltzmusuem.org) Open Tuesday – Sunday. $ 12 adults; $ 10 (seniors 60+ and students 12+); $ 5 youth (ages 5-11).

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE The Maltz Museum celebrates culture and identity to encourage connection and promote a greater appreciation of Jewish heritage and the diversity of the human experience. Personal stories of struggle, courage and creativity are brought to life through interactive exhibitions and thought-provoking programs. For more information, visit maltzmuseum.org and follow us on Twitter @maltzmuseum and @stopthehateUS.

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America. Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action. For more information, visit nmajh.org.







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Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month

Evans, GA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

In honor of American Heart Month in February, Dr. Edwin Scott, from the Center for Primary Care (CPC) South office, is offering tips on how to improve heart health.

Heart disease may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn’t mean people have to accept it as their fate. Although one may lack the power to change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are some key heart disease prevention steps to take.

Dr. Scott has six helpful tips to improve heart health and prevent heart disease:

1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco

Smoking or using tobacco of any kind is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage the heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). The good news, though, is that when one quits smoking, one’s risk of heart disease drops almost to that of a nonsmoker in about five years. No matter how long or how much someone has smoked, they will start reaping rewards as soon as they quit.

2. Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week

Getting some regular, daily exercise can reduce the risk of fatal heart disease. When physical activity is combined with other lifestyle measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, the payoff is even greater. Try getting at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days of the week. It’s not necessary to exercise strenuously to achieve benefits, but there are bigger benefits to increasing the intensity, duration and frequency of workouts.

3. Eat a heart-healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help protect the heart. Beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of fish also can reduce the risk of heart disease. Limiting certain fats is also important. Heart-healthy eating isn’t all about cutting back, though. Healthy fats from plant-based sources, such as avocado, nuts, olives and olive oil, help the heart by lowering the bad type of cholesterol. Most people need to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet — with a goal of five to 10 servings a day. Eating that many fruits and vegetables can not only help prevent heart disease but may also help prevent cancer and improve diabetes. Eating several servings a week of certain fish, such as salmon and mackerel, may decrease the risk of heart attack.

4. Maintain a healthy weight

Being overweight, especially carrying excess weight around one’s middle, ups the risk of heart disease. Excess weight can lead to conditions that increase the chances of heart disease — high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Even a small weight loss can be beneficial. Reducing weight by just 5 to 10 percent can help decrease blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol level and reduce the risk of diabetes.

5. Get enough quality sleep

Sleep deprivation can do more than leave one yawning throughout the day; it can harm one’s health. People who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes and depression. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Those who wake up without their alarm clock and feel refreshed are getting enough sleep. But, those who are constantly reaching for the snooze button and struggling to get out of bed may need more sleep each night.

6. Get regular health screenings

High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage the heart and blood vessels. But without testing for them, there’s no way to know whether a patient has these conditions. Regular screening can tell patients what their numbers are and whether they need to take action.


    Blood pressure: Regular blood pressure screenings usually start in childhood. Adults should have their blood pressure checked at least every two years. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

    Cholesterol levels: Adults should have their cholesterol measured at least once every five years starting at age 20 if they have risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity or high blood pressure. Those who are healthy can start having their cholesterol screened at age 35 for men and 45 for women. Some children may need their blood cholesterol tested if they have a strong family history of heart disease.

    Diabetes screening: Since diabetes is a risk factor for developing heart disease, some may want to consider being screened for diabetes. Patients should talk to their doctor about when they should have a fasting blood sugar test to check for diabetes. Depending on certain risk factors, such as being overweight or having a family history of diabetes, the doctor may recommend early screening for diabetes. For those who have a normal weight and don’t have other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends starting screening at age 45, and then retesting every three years.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott or one of the other outstanding physicians at CPC, go to http://www.cpcfamilymed.com.

About the company:

Center for Primary Care has been a leader in family medicine for families of the CSRA since 1993. The family medical practice features 27 family doctors and seven existing locations throughout the Augusta, GA area. The primary care facility offers convenient office hours that include weekday evenings as well as weekend acute care.

CPC provides patients of all ages with the most accessible, convenient, personal healthcare available in a family practice. Among the many services offered include routine evaluations, physical exams by a family physician, diagnostic imaging and preventative care. Listings for all seven locations, including specific physicians, directions and hours of operations can be found on the Center for Primary Care’s website. For more information, visit their website at http://www.cpcfamilymed.com.







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Global Wellness Institute and Scientific American Worldview Hold Roundtable on the Science of Wellness


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

The Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI) in partnership with Scientific American Worldview recently held an invitation-only roundtable on the topic of “The Science of Wellness: Hype or Hope?” Leaders from the medical, science, business, technology, research, media, workplace wellness and hotel/spa worlds gathered on February 11 at the Everyday Health headquarters in Manhattan for a wide-ranging conversation on the many ways that science and evidence-based medicine are impacting the wellness industry, and how wellness (and the growing medical evidence for wellness approaches) is impacting people, traditional medicine, private companies and public policy.

The discussion, co-moderated by Jeremy Abbate, VP, Global Media Alliances, Scientific American; Publishing Director, Scientific American Worldview and Susie Ellis, president and CEO of the GWI, included executives and experts from American Public Media, Cornell and Rutgers Universities, Delos, Everyday Health, The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine, Optum, Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (PCI), Patients Beyond Borders, Pegasus Capital Advisors, Six Senses, SRI International and Viacom Media Networks.

The leaders assembled identified numerous best steps forward to build a healthier world: from the need for powerful public health marketing campaigns around obesity and sedentary lifestyles – to a much more intense focus on cognitive/behavioral psychology to identify a “science of lifestyle change” for a world getting fatter and sicker – to a call for more (and more appropriately designed) clinical trials on wellness approaches.

A more detailed report on the recommendations emerging from this roundtable will soon be available at: http://www.globalwellnessinstitute.com/

Top Ten Recommendations – Experts gathered argued we need…

Simple, Provocative Public Wellness Campaigns: Some of the biggest “wellness successes” of the last century have involved powerful marketing messages (like the anti-smoking, “stop littering,” or “wear seatbelts” campaigns of the 20th century – or more recent ads visualizing how many packets of sugar reside in a can of soda). We need new health campaigns and public service announcements around weight loss/obesity and sedentary lifestyles that are simple, inspiring and are repeated over and over.

More Behavioral Sciences Research to Create a “Science of Lifestyle Change”: While medical research on the benefits of wellness approaches grabs headlines, the key to healthy populations is to begin to crack the code on helping people start, and sustain, lifestyle change. We know so little, and a more intense focus on, and new research in, the behavioral sciences and cognitive psychology (from brain plasticity to choice architecture) is critical if we ever want to create an evidence-based “science of lifestyle change and willpower.”

More, better-funded studies on wellness approaches: Clinical studies on wellness approaches represent the under-resourced “David” to Big Pharma’s “Goliath”. Average R&D costs for a new drug have reached $ 2.9 billion,* while funds for wellness clinical trials are drastically less (often under $ 100,000) – and the GWI estimates that (Stage 3) drug trials have around 100 times the participants: roughly 50 for a wellness study, vs. 4,000 for a drug trial. Without more, better-funded trials, highly respected medical organizations like Cochrane will continue to withhold positive recommendations in their meta-reviews on practices like meditation or yoga, even when there’s positive, preliminary evidence.

A Better Understanding of – and More Appropriately Designed – Wellness Studies: Clinical trials on wellness approaches often have unique qualities, and superimposing the double-blind model can be like fitting an “apple into an orange.” Placebo models don’t work when participants know they’re experiencing things like meditation or exercise, and wellness approaches often involve practitioners, so can’t be uniformly replicated (or regulated) like a pill. Short studies fail to capture the most meaningful outcomes for long-term, prevention-focused approaches, and all personalized medicines, like TCM and Ayurveda, defy the randomized trial model entirely. Another problem: most current studies on wellness approaches are performed on sick people (in the hospital setting), providing a limited view of their efficacy. Greater openness to analyzing (and valuing) outcomes from studies that can’t fit perfectly into double blind, or even randomized, trial designs is needed.

Doctors to Expand Their Understanding of the Wellness Concept & Consult the Evidence: Despite growth in integrative medicine, the medical experts at the roundtable agreed that the vast majority of physicians still narrowly equate “wellness” with testing (i.e., mammograms, osteoporosis checks, etc.), at which point the prevention “boat” has often already sailed. And while almost all doctors turn to evidence-based medicine databases to evaluate courses of treatment, “almost none” consult those databases for studies on wellness approaches – and the lion’s share of their required continuing medical education comes via drug companies. Medical systems, insurers and policy-makers must support more physician education around – and the “prescribing” of – wellness approaches like diet change, exercise, etc.

More Media Responsibility in Communicating Wellness Info: If people are unlikely to get much wellness information from doctors, they’re devouring it at media/digital channels, where there’s an explosion of reporting on the latest wellness studies and “miracle” breakthroughs. The rise of digital has been a double-edged sword: empowering people with unprecedented sources of health information (Google just reported that one in twenty searches is health-related), but also confusing them with contradictory, often un-contextualized new findings. More media responsibility, and more peer reviewing and curation of wellness studies by medical professionals, is needed.

To Stop Putting Wellness in the “Alternative Medicine” Bracket, If We Want to Serve Millennials: Entrenched healthcare systems and older generations have viewed medicine and wellness as separate, even antagonistic, domains, but the millennial generation (and younger) views health very holistically, where wellness, diet and exercise are not “alternative,” but key pieces in a total health puzzle. Medical systems and marketers that want to reach younger generations need to embrace that new reality.

To Recognize That Private Companies Are Often Leading in Applying Science to Wellness: Wellness is a $ 3.4 trillion,** consumer-driven market, and it’s private companies and public-private partnerships that are applying science to new wellness concepts the most creatively: from Delos building a lab with the Mayo Clinic to test and develop new “healthy for humans” features for the spaces people live and work in – to companies like Lighting Science creating healthy, nature-based lighting technologies – to new, billion-dollar “healthy cities” being developed globally, incorporating hospitals, education and every aspect of healthy living.

Workplace Wellness to Move Beyond Generic ROI Reporting and Focus on Culture Change: Companies are adopting workplace wellness programs at an explosive rate, but so many things are holding them back: from an obsession with ROI reporting that doesn’t measure results/returns against specific program components, to new signs that employee wellness is devolving into a “have/have not” situation. For instance, top executives may be embracing meditation at the World Economic Forum, but companies are increasingly profiting from penalties exacted from the most program resistant/high-risk workers. Successful workplace wellness initiatives must think beyond the “program” and focus on honest, top-to-bottom culture change.

Governments to Grasp That Health Is Wealth: Policymakers often perceive “wellness” as a matter of individual decisions and wellbeing, but the physical and mental health of national populations will increasingly decide national economic and political power. Countries focusing on prevention, and who can get healthcare spending under 10% of GDP, will increasingly have a global advantage.

Roundtable Participants:

Jeremy Abbate, VP, Global Media Alliances, Scientific American; Publishing Director, Scientific American Worldview

Dr. Brandon Alderman, Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Rutgers University

David Brancaccio, Host, American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report” (NPR)

Anna Bjurstam, VP of Spas and Wellness, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas; Owner, Raison d’Etre

Alfredo Carvajal, President, Delos International and Signature Programs, Delos

Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO, Global Wellness Institute

Dr. Steven Gundry, Director, The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine

Anne Hubert, Senior Vice President, Viacom Media Networks

Neil Jacobs CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Katherine Johnston, Senior Economist, SRI International

Dr. Nazlie Latefi, Chief Scientific Officer, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Clare Martorana, EVP and General Manager – Consumer Health and Wellness, Everyday Health

Beth McGroarty, Director of Research, Global Wellness Institute

Mim Senft, Wellness Director, Plus One Health Management, Optum

Mary Tabacchi, PhD, Professor, Cornell University

Susanne Warfield, CEO, Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (PCI)

Josef Woodman, CEO, Patients Beyond Borders

Ophelia Yeung, Senior Consultant, SRI International

Everyday Health donated its boardroom for the discussion. Lunch was provided by EXKi, a fair-trade certified, upscale, “quick-casual” restaurant that focuses on locally sourced, organic ingredients.

To learn more about the GWI’s roundtables, or the organization’s 2015 Global Wellness Summit being held in Mexico City from November 13-15, contact Beth McGroarty: beth.mcgroarty [at] globalwellnessinstitute [dot] com or (+1) 213.300.0107

*The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, 11/2014

** Global Wellness Institute, “Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor,” 2014

About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is an international think tank that brings together leaders from the private and public sector to positively impact and shape the future of the wellness industry. It is the umbrella organization of the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC). The GWI is considered the leading global research and educational resource for the $ 3.4 trillion wellness industry, and WellnessEvidence.com, the world’s first online portal to the medical evidence for common wellness approaches, is a GWI initiative.







North American Seminars introduces ” Making Sense of Neck Pain”, An OT and PT Continuing Education Course Presented in New Jersey, Illinois and Indiana in 2015


Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

This one day intermediate level PT continuing education course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online PT continuing education course access with face to face interactive instruction and hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this hybrid self-study and one-day intermediate-level seminar, Dr. Durall will provide a systematic and integrative approach that demystifies the screening and treatment process, reduces frustration, and most importantly helps clinicians manage neck disorders with greater confidence and proficiency. Treatment-based classification and a novel algorithm are used as the course framework to streamline clinical decision making and care planning. Examination techniques and strategies that are introduced are straightforward and supported by research and clinical experience. Numerous intervention strategies are covered including mobilization & manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and directionally-specific exercise to provide clinicians with a diverse array of options to help optimize functional ability. Recent advances in cervico-thoracic spine research are integrated throughout the course to provide clinicians with new insights and rationale for decision making. Several special rehabilitation topics pertaining to the cervical spine will be covered including cervicogenic headaches and whiplash-associated disorders. Participants can expect to refine and advance their clinical skills in a supportive and relaxed learning environment. Hands-on lab time is incorporated throughout the course to promote immediate clinical application.

As an intermediate-level PT OT continuing education course on neck pain, it is expected that participants are familiar with the fundamental components of the cervical spine examination (e.g. ROM assessment, manual muscle testing, palpation, etc.). Thus these foundational skills are not covered. This course is intended for Physical Therapists although it may be suitable for Occupational Therapists, PTAs, or OTAs with strong orthopedic backgrounds.

PT OT Continuing Education Course Objectives


Perform select orthopedic special tests of the cervical-thoracic region to rule out specific disorders and to formulate differential diagnoses.
Identify signs and symptoms of vertebral artery dysfunction, upper cervical spine instability, or cervical myelopathy that warrant referral to another healthcare provider.
Recognize patients at risk for long-term disability.
Classify neck disorders, based on examination findings, for purposes of care planning and intervention decision-making.
Perform thrust and non-thrust manual therapy techniques to the thoracic spine, 1st rib, or cervical spine.
Select and implement appropriate intervention techniques for patients with arm symptoms in association with neck pain.
Formulate evidence-based therapeutic exercise programs to improve dynamic stabilization of the cervico-thoracic spine.
Identify and manage patients with cervicogenic headaches.
Differentiate cervicogenic headaches from other types of headaches.
Manage patients with acute neck pain (e.g. whiplash-associated disorder).
Identify treatments available for myofascial neck pain.
Adjust the treatment emphasis for patients with sub-acute or chronic neck pain.
Select and implement standardized functional performance instruments to assess patient outcome success.
Integrate current evidence on the cervico-thoracic spine into clinical practice.

This course will be presented at:

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center located in Englewood, NJ on May 1 2015

Vital Rehabilitation located in Chicago, IL on May 15 2015

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital located in Indianapolis, IN on September 18 2015

Saint Peters Hospital located in New Brunswick, NJ on September 26 2015

For more information and to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







North American Seminars receives California OT and PT Continuing Education Course Approval for Thirty six Continuing Education Courses presented throughout California.


Franklin, TN (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

North American Seminars has received California Approval for re-licensure credit for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists licensed in the State of California for thirty six continuing education course dates. The CA Approved OT PT Continuing Education Courses are:

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation presented Saturday, September 26 2015-Sunday, September 27 201 in Mission Hills, CA

Advanced Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine     presented Saturday, April 18 2015-Sunday, April 19 2015 in Los Altos, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot and Ankle presented Saturday, May 16 2015-Sunday, May 17 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented Saturday, May 30 2015-Sunday, May 31 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented     Saturday, June 13 2015-Sunday, June 14 2015     in Escondido, CA

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Pathologies presented     Saturday, October 03 2015-Sunday, October 04 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Management of Breast Cancer Rehabilitation presented     Saturday, February 21 2015-Sunday, February 22 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes presented Saturday, March 14 2015    -Sunday, March 15 2015 in San Diego, CA

Advanced Oncology Rehabilitation for Successful Outcomes presented Saturday, October 10 2015-Sunday, October 11 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury presented Saturday, February 28 2015-Sunday, March 01 2015 in San Jose, CA

Cancer Rehab – Bridging the Gap Between Medical Prognosis and Physical Realities presented Saturday, June 06 2015-Sunday, June 07 2015 in     Pasadena, CA

Comprehensive Management of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in San Jose, CA

Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy presented Saturday, March 21 201-Sunday, March 22 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in Sacramento, CA

Gait Training-An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities presented Saturday, September 12 201-Sunday, September 13 201 in Escondido, CA

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements presented Saturday, February 21 2015-Sunday, February 22 2015 in Sacramento, CA

Geriatric Pain and Mobility presented Saturday, January 31 2015-Sunday, February 01 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Geriatric Pain and Mobility presented Saturday, April 11 2015-Sunday, April 12 2015 in Pasadena, CA

Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle presented Saturday, November 07 2015-Sunday, November 08 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Myofascial Release – From Surface to the Depths presented Saturday, March 21 2015    Sunday, March 22 2015 in Los Altos, CA

Orthopedic and Sport Taping presented Saturday, August 29 2015    Sunday, August 30 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Orthopedic and Sport Taping     presented Saturday, October 03 2015-Sunday, October 04 2015 in Escondido, CA

Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Friday, March 20 2015     in San Ramon, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, March 28 2015-Sunday, March 29 2015    in San Ramon, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, May 02 2015-Sunday, May 03 2015 in Escondido, CA

PNF and Beyond to Enhance Functional Gait presented Saturday, October 24 2015-Sunday, October 25 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Speed, Agility and Quickness Training presented Saturday, April 18 201-Sunday, April 19 2015     in San Diego, CA

Stroke Rehab – An Integrated Functional Movement Approach presented Saturday, October 24 2015-Sunday, October 25 2015 in Sacramento, CA

The Runners Rehab Program     presented Saturday, April 11 2015-Sunday, April 12 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions presented Saturday, February 28 2015-Sunday, March 01 2015 in La Mesa, CA

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes presented Saturday, September 26 2015-Sunday, September 27 2015 in Pasadena, CA

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Friday, March 06 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study presented Saturday, October 24 2015 in Escondido, CA

Vestibular Rehabilitation – A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes presented Saturday, April 25 2015-Sunday, April 26 2015 in San Ramon, CA

Vestibular Rehabilitation – A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes presented Saturday, October 10 2015    Sunday, October 11 2015 in San Jose, CA

For more information or to register visit http://www.healthclick.com







Uncle Sam Cereals Receives Heart Healthy Certification By The American Heart Association


Eugene, OR (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

Attune Foods, makers of Uncle Sam, a Non-GMO Project Verified fiber and protein cereal brand, brings in the New Year with the Heart-Check mark certification from the American Heart Association® on two cereals. Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran will now feature the well-known Heart-Check mark on the packaging for consumers to easily recognize these cereals as a heart-healthy option. As individuals commit to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, Uncle Sam® is committed to upholding this prestigious honor for its better-for-you cereals.

Uncle Sam® is a 107 year-old brand most recognized for its high-fiber cereal options that are made from simple ingredients. After a review process to ensure the products met all nutritional guidelines, the American Heart Association® certified Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran as cereal options that can be a part of a heart healthy diet. The Original Wheat Berry Flakes is made from just four simple ingredients and offers 10 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per serving, and the Skinner’s Raisin Bran has 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per serving. The new recognition of Uncle Sam® cereals is not only great for consumers looking to live healthier in the New Year, but also benefits retailers that are expanding their healthy breakfast offerings with better-for-you alternatives to sugar-saturated cereals.

“We are honored to receive such a highly coveted certification by the American Heart Association®, as we pride ourselves on providing wholesome cereals that are simple and non-GMO,” said Attune Foods Director of Marketing, Rob Goluba. “For those utilizing the New Year as an opportunity to get back on track with their health and nutrition goals, we want Uncle Sam® to be the go-to choice that jump starts their mornings and nutritiously powers them throughout the day!”

Uncle Sam® Original Wheat Berry Flakes and Uncle Sam® Skinner’s Raisin Bran is available in the cereal aisle of natural and conventional grocery stores nationwide. For more information about the Heart-Check Food Certification Program, please visit http://www.Heartcheckmark.org. For more information about Uncle Sam®, please visit http://www.UncleSamCereal.com.

About Uncle Sam®:

An American original since 1908, Uncle Sam® whole grain cereals was founded by physician, Lafayette Coltrin, who had a striking resemblance to our nation’s Uncle Sam character. The line of high fiber and heart-healthy cereals is made from simple and non-GMO ingredients. Due to the healthy nutritional profile of Uncle Sam® products, the cereal is widely recommended by physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, fitness experts and healthcare professionals. For more information on Uncle Sam® cereal, please visit http://www.UncleSamCereal.com.







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