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Healthy Hispanic Living Renews Its Mission as CDC Issues Report on State of U.S. Hispanic Health


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

As Healthy Hispanic Living (HHL) launches a new education and awareness campaign around the Diabetes and Obesity epidemic that is hitting the Hispanic community especially hard in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released results on May 5th of its first national study on the health risks and leading causes of death amongst U.S. Hispanics. The study confirms heart disease and cancer as the leading causes of death in the Hispanic population, and higher death rates from diabetes and chronic liver diseases than non-Hispanic whites. As HHL has also written about since it started publishing in 2013, Hispanics are woefully uninsured – almost three times as less as non-Hispanic whites, according to the study.

HHL was launched in response to the health and lifestyle needs of the fast-growing U.S. Hispanic community, which is on track to be the minority-majority population (54%) by 2050, and already represents almost one out of every six people. This demographic cultural shift™ is changing the business of health, from genetic research and the need for more culturally competent patient care to the critical need for Hispanics to become more educated about preventive care, treatment options, and self-advocacy in general.

“When tackling the most important health issues, we need to remember first and foremost that we don’t treat diseases, we help to care for people, said Dr. Joseph Alvarnas, Director of Medical Quality at City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. “We can create the best medications and laboratory tests imaginable, but they are of no use unless we understand how to fully engage people at a human level. It is culture that inspires people toward their highest achievements; it is only by listening carefully and engaging people at a cultural level that we can ever impact the diabetes and obesity epidemic.”

The CDC study points out the challenges that Hispanics face in gaining access to health care, especially for those lacking English skills, living in lower socio-economic conditions, or achieving lesser education levels than non-Hispanic whites. It includes a list of recommendations for health care professionals seeking to prepare for the cultural demographic shift – many of which are already being practiced at City of Hope and have been addressed on HHL – such as: accommodating cultural and language preferences with Hispanic and/or Spanish-speaking doctors and clinicians; educating Hispanic patients about their risks and preventative measures they can take; smoking cessation programs; and utilizing “promotores de salud” (Hispanic health workers situated within the community) to provide “in-culture” and language appropriate outreach and communication.

The CDC study shows that Hispanics are high risk for chronic disease, particularly high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. CVS Health has been confronting this challenge head-on with its CVS/pharmacy Project Health free screening events, which bring health care services and insurance education directly to the underserved multicultural communities where their stores are located. The last Project Health campaign, which ran from November 2014 to February 2015,offered more than 1,000 free screening events in 27 cities across the U.S., bringing the number of Hispanic consumers Project Health has served since its inception in 2006 to nearly 500,000. This translates into nearly $ 50 million worth of free medical services enabling people to know their numbers and how to take preventative action if necessary, whether they needed to start a diet and exercise program, stop smoking, talk to a pharmacist about medications or learn about insurance options, or find a doctor for follow-up consultation and examination.

“The free, comprehensive health screenings offered at our Project Health events can help identify health concerns or risk factors for participants,” said David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, for CVS Health. “By addressing health care challenges, such as ethnic disparities and lack of access to preventive care, we can make a difference in the health and well-being of our customers. It’s just one more way we are living out our company’s purpose – helping people on their path to better health.”

As HHL has maintained and the CDC report confirms, how Hispanics proactively tend to their healthcare needs and that of their families will demand a strategic and highly collaborative effort amongst Hispanic patients, medical institutions, corporations and government leaders that influence the business of healthcare. As such, HHL provides a platform where Hispanic patients and families, medical institutions, retail-healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, STEM educators, financial and insurance service providers and consumer brands can come together, be actively involved in the conversation, and become part of the solution.

For more information, please visit http://www.healthyhispanicliving.com and/or contact Annette Prieto Llopis, Vice President of Client Relations at annette(at)healthyhispanicliving(dot)com or call 949-387-2609.







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Beach Living in Panama for Just $1,000 a Month in an Up-and-Coming Haven InternationalLiving.com


Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 12, 2015

The town of Las Tablas on Panama’s Pacific Coast, is renowned for everything from colorful Carnival celebrations to artisanal textiles, pottery, and leatherwork. And beaches. Life in this sunny region of Panama is good , say the expats who, in increasing numbers, have begun to settle there.

“Las Tablas is graced with more sunny days and less humidity than any other part of the country,” says InternationalLiving.com Panama editor Jessica Ramesch. “And the cost of living is the lowest in Panama. Here, a couple can easily live on $ 1,000 a month, including rent.”

Originally from St. Louis, expats Joyclyn and Armand Brodeur came to Las Tablas in August 2014 to test-drive their Panama retirement.

“The couple yearned for a tropical, beach lifestyle,” Ramesch reports. “At the same time, they wanted to choose a place where it was possible to live on a Social Security check.”

“Las Tablas fits the bill,” they say, citing the excellent infrastructure and affordable healthcare.

The Brodeurs chose Las Tablas so they could live well on little, without sacrificing the good things in life. They go to the local expat hangout, Ponchalo’s, several times a week. The cost averages $ 20 total, including beverages. “Recently we had a to-die-for filet mignon for $ 6 at a place around the corner,” they report. Utilities are also inexpensive and they rent their small home for $ 200 a month.

“The Brodeurs are most enthusiastic about the quality and affordability of the healthcare, however. Both have been to a local dentist and were impressed with the offices, equipment, and thorough manner,” says Ramesch.

With more money in their pockets and no shortage of time on their hands, the two have been able to fully immerse themselves in the culture of their new home.

Attending a recent festival in rural Panama, Joyclyn said, “I saw a bull run, and it was fascinating.” At this festival, there were oxcarts painted in bright primary colors, local boys in traditional garb, and girls in richly embroidered polleras—Panama’s much-admired national dress worn for traditional events.

When they’re not dancing and socializing, the couple enjoys their laid-back lifestyle in Las Tablas.

“The day starts with Panamanian coffee—usually on the front porch. We have a papaya tree in the backyard and have fresh papaya regularly for breakfast,” Armand reports. “It’s a simple, effortless lifestyle…though the nearby beaches do make it sound a bit glamorous.”

The Brodeurs do most of their traveling by foot, as many of the locals do. And all the walking has had an unintended effect. “We have dropped an incredible amount of weight,” says Armand. “And we’re not even eating as healthy as we ought to.”

For a full report on the comfortable lifestyle a modest budget buys expats on Panama’s Pacific Coast, go here: Retire in Las Tablas, Panama for $ 1,000 a Month. Also available: InternationalLiving.com’s comprehensive 2015 Global Retirement Index which ranks the best retirement destinations in the world in eight relevant categories, including real estate.

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Cambridge House of O’Fallon Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Diabetes Awareness Presentation


(PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Cambridge House of O’Fallon, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, will host a presentation on diabetes awareness at 2:30 p.m. on April 14.

Marilyn Cron, the diabetes educator from Memorial Hospital, will visit Cambridge House to share tips to help diabetics manage the disease and enjoy full and active lives.

Topics of discussion will include diet, exercise, medication and more.

After the presentation, there will be time for a question-and-answer session, bingo and healthy snacks.

For more information, call 618-624-9900.

Cambridge House of O’Fallon is one of three Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the Metro East area. The other Cambridge House communities are located in Maryville and Swansea.

“We provide older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Tammy Loman, Director of Marketing at Cambridge House.

All three communities combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

The private one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments include a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special events such as our car cruise,” says Loman.

All three Cambridge House communities are certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and are managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“Our focus is to provide residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and help and assistance that they need,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of Gardant. “Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Based in Bradley, Illinois, Gardant Management Solutions, formerly BMA Management, operates 38 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,800 homes and apartments.

Communities managed by Gardant include the Praire Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Gardant also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments and rental homes for low-income adults 55 and older.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that Gardant manages, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.







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Forbes Living Talks Fashion, Fitness, and More on WE tv


St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2015

The popular lifestyle talk show, Forbes Living TV, swings into spring with an all-new episode airing on WE tv™ Friday, March 27 at 7:00 A.M. ET/PT and 6:00 A.M. CT. Hosted by award-winning DRTV marketing and product strategist, Forbes Riley, Forbes Living brings in the season’s freshness with an exciting line-up of entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators who are showcasing the latest products in fashion, beauty, health, and fitness.    

“Spring is a time for renewal – in yourself, your family, and your community,” said Ms. Riley. “This episode of Forbes Living features some of the most pioneering products designed to help you truly blossom in fashion, beauty, health, and fitness.”

On this episode of the Forbes Living talk show, Beyond Clothing introduces its limited edition, fashionable and functional Private Reserve outerwear collection; ReXist360 cuts workout times and increases results with a new system for resistance training; YOGAJACK discovers modern purpose and mission through the ancient art of yoga; Health and Wisdom offers effective transdermal solutions to overcoming magnesium deficiency; Vfinity provides a path toward becoming skinnier, healthier, and more financially successful; Health Garden satisfies every sweet tooth with its line of all-natural alternatives to sugar; Awaken My Senses beautifies and rejuvenates skin with fresh, handmade skincare systems; and ENVY Organics establishes healthier living through effective, chemical-free personal care products.

Produced by FR Media, a powerhouse of industry veterans from all corners of entertainment, Forbes Living TV allows guests to collaborate directly with Forbes Riley and her Telly Award-winning team to showcase their latest products and innovations. Executive Producers are Paul Scott and Forbes Riley.

Forbes Living airs Friday, March 27 at 7:00 A.M. ET/PT and 6:00 A.M. CT on WE tv™.

About Forbes Riley

Forbes Riley, recently named America’s Most Loved Health & Fitness Innovator, is known for bringing affordable, high-quality fitness, health, and household products to consumers worldwide. Recognized for her marketing prowess, Ms. Riley is famous for launching products that solve tough challenges and make everyday life easier. This includes some of the most successful product promotions of all time, including the Jack LaLanne Juicer. As the co-creator, co-executive producer, and host of Forbes Living, Ms. Riley motivates others by informing, educating, branding, and creating consumer awareness on a variety of products. Ms. Riley boasts a huge following on her website and on social media. She also has a regular presence on networks including ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, QVC Europe, and Home Shopping Network.

About Forbes Living

The groundbreaking talk show combines the most highly recognized product spokeswoman with new and innovative products designed to engage viewers in a fun, informative, and entertaining fashion. Watch out for upcoming broadcasts on Discovery Channel Transponder, WE tv™, Lifetime Real Women™, the Esquire Network™, FOX™, ABC™, and ION™, as well as Regional News Networks. Join the interactive fun with Forbes Living on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. The show’s website provides a contact form that business owners can fill out to receive more information. Forbes Living is an FR Media, Inc. production.

About FR Media, Inc.

FR Media brings a superior track record of award-winning video and film background services including video and film, direct response television, commercial advertising and media planning and buying. Staffed with Emmy, Telly and Moxie award-winning staff members from the disciplines of television, DRTV, film, print, advertising and online media, FR Media studios are located in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have a product you would like considered for the show, go to http://www.forbeslivingtv.com and fill out our Product Inquiry form.







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Tech Can Add Years to Your Life: Lifelong Tech Summit Presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2014

The Lifelong Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®, shows attendees the benefits of bringing technology to an aging population. Attendees will hear Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff in conversation with robots designed to care for us, learn about the latest technologies that aid in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and be introduced to the investor community stressing the importance of 50-plus funding and ventures.

The conference takes place on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006).

How big is the senior market? The 50-plus community is responsible for over $ 7.1 trillion in annual economic spending, and it is estimated that the opportunity to serve this untapped market with health and wellness products or services will generate $ 30 billion in cumulative revenue over the next five years. This summit will help attendees discover the opportunities and challenges that innovators and developers need to understand when reaching this specialized market.

“This summit identifies technologies that are going to be paramount in the lives of our elders. As they get more tech savvy we need to be ready with innovations that will benefit and inspire them,” said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Lifelong Tech Summit. “We are even seeing the White House take notice, as they start to understand the hurdles that have been brought by the 21st century and the promise that new technologies can bring to the most deserving marketplace.”

Lifelong Tech Summit session highlights will include:

Will your robot care for you? A Conversation with Robots and their Creators: Don’t miss Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff as he asks creators and their robot comrades, SaviOne and NAO the Robot, the hard hitting questions about the future of robotics. Kavita Krishnaswamy will be Beamed in to join the conversation.

Alzheimer’s and Tech: An Unlikely Marriage: Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic that shows no signs of stopping. Join leading experts and innovators in a discussion about utilizing technology to detect and help manage this debilitating disease.

Is Technology Smart Enough to Care for Us?: New York Times writer Eric Taub moderates a conversation between leading healthcare and tech representatives from Intel-GE Care Innovations, the VNA Health Group and Honeywell Life Care Solutions as they unveil the latest developments about how to bring technology to the home, promoting longer and healthier lives.

Designing Irresistible Tech: Kim Herman, president of ReSound, and Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of WHILL Inc., discuss how to design the most enticing tech for the boomer and senior markets.

5 Voices: A Can’t Miss Consumer Roundtable: Get a front row seat as Jeffrey Makowka, senior strategic advisor of thought leadership for AARP, leads Lifelong Tech’s first-ever consumer roundtable, as they divulge the insight that developers need to know about designing products for the 50-plus market.

2015: The Year of Funding it Forward: Funding the development of the most critical technologies for the 50-plus crowd has been overlooked! Join Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of thought leadership for AARP, and John Hopper, chief investment officer, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund LP, as they share their own funding plans and how aspiring entrepreneurs can tap into this market.

“With the rising costs of healthcare, the lack of appropriate housing alternatives for an aging population, transportation issues and the quickly rising ranks of retirees in the US, we face a challenge that technology can help answer,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. “The innovative products we’re seeing make both good sense and good business sense.”

For updates on the Lifelong Tech Summit, follow Lifelong Tech Summit on Twitter at @lifelongtech, “like” Lifelong Tech Summit on Facebook and follow the hashtag #LifelongTechCES.

About Living in Digital Times:

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $ 211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at CESweb.org and through social media: cesweb.org/social.

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Living with a Disability Magazine Marks American Diabetes Month with New Article on Healthy Living Tips for People with Diabetes Mellitus


San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

To mark American Diabetes Month which occurs every November, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article entitled “Healthy Living Tips for those with Diabetes Mellitus.”

The new article highlights that:

over 20 million Americans suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
nearly 80 million people are at risk of developing DM in their lifetime
someone in the US is diagnosed with DM every 17 seconds
at the current pace, an estimated 1 in 3 adults will have DM by 2050
DM kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined

With respect to DM management and maintenance, the new article recommends that those diagnosed with or at-risk of suffering from DM should:

follow their doctor’s instructions regarding medication and lifestyle, and immediately escalate any concerns
eat a nutritious diet consisting of healthy carbs, fiber-rich foods, heart-healthy fish and good fats
exercise regularly to improve blood circulation
maintain good hygiene and take particularly good care of their feet and mouth, as well as prevent bacteria build-up

“It’s our hope that this new article will help our readers with diabetes enjoy a better quality of life,” commented Living with a Disability magazine’s associate publisher Joshua C. Eyestone. “We also encourage all of our readers to spread awareness of diabetes throughout the year, and not just in November. With the right medical treatment supported by an optimal health and wellness program, people can indeed live life to the fullest!”

The full text of Living with a Disability Magazine’s new article marketing American Diabetes Month is available at http://howtogetsocialsecuritydisability.com/2014/healthy-living-tips-for-those-with-diabetes-mellitus/

Readers who visit Living with a Disability Magazine’s website will also find a wide range of other helpful articles related to diabetes and several other health conditions. All content is available at no cost, and no membership or subscription is required.

For additional information, media interview requests and advertiser inquiries, contact Editor@FreeDisabilityMagazine.com.

About Living with a Disability

Living with a Disability is full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest. The print version is available on publication racks in doctor’s offices, health clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community service agencies, grocery stores, convenience stores and other locations. Those who are unable to pick up a copy of Living with a Disability are invited to email Editor@FreeDisabilityMagazine.com to sign up for a no-cost subscription, which will be sent directly to their home. They can also visit http://www.FreeDisabilityMagazine.com to access hundreds of helpful articles.