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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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PuraCath Medical Presents Study at National Kidney Foundation 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

PuraCath Medical, an emerging company in the development of technologies to reduce infections in patients with intravascular and peritoneal catheters, announced today that it presented new scientific data on its proprietary ultraviolet light-based technology during the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings. The study presented reported on the ability to reduce bacterial growth in a simulated peritoneal dialysis delivery system when combining ultraviolet (UV) light with a UV transmissible connection system. This data confirms the effectiveness of combining UV light with a UV transmissible connection system to reduce bacterial growth across a wider range of bacteria and a fungi (Candida albicans) which are known to contribute to infections and peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients. The current study builds on earlier research the company presented at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in 2014.

“PuraCath Medical’s technology is a revolutionary approach to reducing the risk of infections that could lead to a change in the way peritoneal dialysis is performed,” stated Alberto Sabucedo, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami. “This is a promising technology that will enable a better quality of life for patients on peritoneal dialysis, and I look forward to utilizing in my practice when it is available for clinical use.”

“While there is increasing interest in the use of peritoneal dialysis therapy to manage patients with end-stage renal disease, patients still currently remain at risk of developing infections and peritonitis from low compliance with rigorous disinfection protocols, impacting their ability to remain on this therapy for the long term,” said Julia Rasooly, PuraCath Medical’s CEO. “The study we presented at the NKF meeting confirms that our approach to reduce bacterial growth through the use of a novel UV light-based PD purification system is effective across a wider range of microorganisms than we initially tested. Based on the results of this study and the rapid progress we have made with our product development efforts to date, we look to initiate the first clinical studies of our technology in PD patients in the near future. PuraCath believes in the value and the lifestyle convenience peritoneal dialysis therapy offers to patients and we are developing a PD disinfection system that enhances PD patient’s quality of life and also provides an easy-to-use, patient friendly option to reducing bacterial and fungal contamination during PD exchanges. We feel confident that this will allow a broader range of patients to benefit from the quality of life of treatment on PD.”


Peritoneal dialysis is a home-based dialysis therapy that offers patients a more flexible and physiologically smoother dialysis option. Unlike hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis uses a patient’s peritoneal membrane to remove toxins and excess fluid from a patient. Peritoneal dialysis therapy permits patients to have a more regular diet and more flexible treatment times, improving their quality of life. Currently there are over 45,000 peritoneal dialysis patients in the U.S. with the number of patients on this therapy increasing over the past several years. The most common complications from peritoneal dialysis include infection around the catheter site or infection of the lining of the abdominal wall (peritonitis).


PuraCath Medical is a company based in San Francisco, CA and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the dialysis patient by reducing infections related to peritoneal dialysis (PD) and saving time through improved, simplified connection of PD catheters. The Company utilizes technology that was spun out of Stanford University and is developing a novel, easy-to-use technology designed to reduce the risk of infections in patients with intravascular and peritoneal catheters in order to decrease infection-related hospitalizations and their associated costs.

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NutritionInstructorMD Presents New Ways on How to Manage Cholesterol

(PRWEB) February 18, 2015

The Importance of Cholesterol Management

Cholesterol is one such substance that should be taken seriously. Proper cholesterol management can make the difference between a full active lifestyle and one plagued with avoidable health problems.

Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance in the cells of the body. Cholesterol contributes to the structures of the cell walls and helps to make up some of the digestive acids that break down the food that’s eaten. It also helps produce Vitamin D and some hormones. The body naturally makes cholesterol, but it’s also in the foods eaten.

There are essentially two kinds of cholesterol to be concerned with. High density lipoprotein, known as HDL, is often referred to as the good cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein is called LDL, and it is considered to be a bad kind of cholesterol. Excessive LDL in the blood stream cause the buildup of plaques in the arteries. This can lead to complications from high blood pressure. Over time, high cholesterol levels contribute to heart disease, stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart attacks. HDL helps to flush the LDL from the system.

It is important to consider cholesterol levels and have them checked by a doctor. While a doctor may prescribe medications to aid in cholesterol management, these drugs often have significant side effects that may lead to weight gain, higher blood sugar levels and type two diabetes. It is better to control cholesterol levels through lifestyle changes whenever possible.

Getting sufficient exercise helps to reduce unwanted weight gain and levels of stored fat in the body. Maintaining proper hydration levels also purges toxins from the body, but the most important factor to consider is your dietary strategy. Changes in eating habits can reduce the amount of unhealthy cholesterol one consumes. Avoid foods that are high in saturated fats, and eat more things that are high in fiber. Foods that are high in unsaturated fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil are beneficial. Add green vegetables like broccoli and spinach. Include fish in a diet at least two times a week.

Even if not at risk now, take each diet seriously. The long term consequences of avoiding healthy eating habits can impair ones plans for the future.

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DietLeaderMD Presents a Few Tips on How to Begin Practicing Yoga

(PRWEB) February 18, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Yoga has become popular with the mainstream crowd in recent years and finding a class is as easy as locating a gym. For a beginner, though, this doesn’t make it any less intimidating. Here are a few basic tips for you to know before unrolling the mat.


The benefits are far reaching. Muscles that haven’t been used in years are suddenly engaged in stretches and balancing techniques. Poses transition smoothly into one another, keeping the impact on the joints lower than the average exercise routine.

In regards to physical health, yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, lowering the risk of heart disease. It has been correlated to lowering triglyceride levels and maintaining healthy cholesterol numbers. It can also assist in healing the body for those who already are struggling with such ailments. It increases flexibility, strength and balance, lowering chances of injury in daily life and physical activities, while also alleviating chronic pain. In addition, these calming movements can result in weight loss, a toned body and better posture.

Choosing a Style

There are many styles so choose the one that best serves your purpose. That being said, Hatha is one of the most common for beginners due to its slow, guided movements. If your body works best in a heat intensive environment, consider giving Bikram a try. This style is performed in temperatures nearing 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity.

Once comfortable with the beginning and popular stages, try out the more energetic and very heart-healthy Vinyasa style, or Kundalini, which focuses on the body’s core. For those wanting to really push their limits, Ashtanga is a power style that is quite physically demanding. Work your way up to that one.


The great thing about this activity is that the equipment investment is minimal, especially for beginners. Bring along a mat and wear close fitting clothing. Practicing yoga barefoot is normal, so bring along a comfy pair of flip flops to slip on afterwards.

Take the first step into a yoga class and any anxiety will quickly fade away. Try a few different styles and instructors to find the one that works best.

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DietGeniusMD Presents Ways to Alleviate Asthma

(PRWEB) February 18, 2015

Managing Asthma With Better Indoor Air Quality

While there is no easy fix for someone who suffers from asthma, there are a few ways to curb asthmatic episodes and inflammation. Taking inventory of the indoor air quality in a home can be the first step in lessening the severity of attacks and number of occurrences. Here are a few ways the air breathed in a home can be alleviated.

Smoking Ban

Smoke is the first contaminate to banish from the home completely. Secondhand smoke has been proven to be detrimental to the respiratory system of those exposed. It irritates the bronchial airways and can cause inflammation. While smoking outside the home is a better alternative, be aware that smoke is still easily absorbed into clothing, coats and hair, allowing it to be brought into the home even if the actual smoking is done elsewhere.

Chem-Free Cleaning

Many people do not realize that the chemicals used to create common household cleaners can be a major trigger to those with asthma, leading to a tightening of the airways. Instead opt for more natural alternatives such as plant based cleaners that include anti-bacterial ingredients like tea tree oil, citrus or lavender. Choose surface cleaners with a vinegar base, which is gentler on the lungs.

Out With the Mold

Be wary of any areas where moisture may have entered the house, such as with a slow leak along a basement wall or a carpeted area that may have been flooded. Even the smallest amount of wetness can offer a breeding ground for bacteria, which can become airborne. These mold spores can infiltrate the home, creating irritants easily breathed in by unaware recipients. Do regular checks of basements and hidden away corners of the home where water may be entering unnoticed.

Filtering Fido

Having pets in the home may be non-negotiable, but having their dander floating through the living room doesn’t have to be part of the package. Many people who suffer from asthma can be sensitive to the dander produced by pets. This dander is extremely lightweight and can be sent into the air with the slightest movement. Invest in a home filtration system that can remove the dander and allergens from the air and reduce their impact on both family members and guests. A bonus to a home filter is that it can also reduce pet odors at the same time.

Living with asthma does not mean it cannot be managed. Take inventory of air within the home and make necessary changes, increasing the quality to reduce the number of asthmatic attacks and severity.

Learn more about ways to improve your asthma, and many other health related topics, by visiting support(at) or call 1-866-789-3699.


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NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Paul Abend!

Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

NJ Top Doc, Dr. Paul Abend of Consultants in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, is celebrating 24 years of experience in physiatry and pain management intervention!

Dr. Abend’s focus is nonsurgical spinal treatments, sports injuries and neuropathy. Having attained Board Certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as Family Practice, Dr. Abend has made many great accomplishments in his 24 years of practice. Some of these accomplishments include:

Launching an International and National Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center of New Jersey (a.k.a. The Autism Think Tank NJ).

Co-Founding Autism Escapes, a Non-Profit network of Private Jet Owners who fly patients with Autism around the country to seek more Specialized forms of Medical care at no cost to their families.

Co-Founding the Mount Bethel Village, the First Supportive Residential Housing for adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (located in Warren, NJ).

Dr. Abend has also received many awards, including:

The Jefferson Award for Medicine (Subsection Autism) for the State of New Jersey and the Region- 2011

Evenlyn Aronow Dolan Citizens Award for Advocacy and Promotion of Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (Highest Award given by the Governor’s Council of New Jersey) – 2006

Citizen of the Year award from Warren Township – 2010

Dr. Abend’s goal is to eliminate pain, promote mobility, improve movement potential, and provide a better quality of life through effective and proven procedures and treatments. The doctor offers many treatments and services, including:

Comprehensive evaluation of Musculoskeletal conditions

Rehabilitation management of Neuromuscular diseases

Strokes and Rheumatologic diseases

Integrative therapeutic exercise program

Sports Injuries

Acute and chronic joint pain

Acute and chronic neck and back pain


Failed neck and back surgery syndrome

Variety of image-guided interventional procedures

Spinal stimulator trials

Dr. Paul Abend is conveniently located in Warren, New Jersey. For more information and locations, you can visit Dr. Abend’s full profile at:

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HealthGuideMD presents, 5 ways to improve your seasonal allergies

(PRWEB) November 12, 2014

5 Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies

A lot may be familiar with over the counter remedies for seasonal allergies, they are not the only way to manage them. Stop letting the weather send allergies into overdrive with these five tips.

Check Your Diet

Believe it or not, a diet plays a role in how the body responds to allergy attacks. Thin nasal secretions and clear nasal passages by incorporating more clear soups and liquids into the diet. This will help to keep the nose from feeling stuffy and make it easier for one to breathe. Add some onions, garlic, and vitamin C to a diet to reduce the severity and frequency of allergy episodes due to pollen exposure. Add antioxidants into the diet by eating more fruits and vegetables to help keep allergies away.

Combat Pollen and Allergen Invasions

Stop those sneezing attacks and sore and swollen eyes by using an air purifier in the home. Make sure it’s one that uses a HEPA filter to remove the most amount of pollen, dust mites, and other allergens from the home’s environment. Reduce the temperature and humidity to help keep allergens, dust mites, and pollen from circulating in the air. Vacuum and sweep floors weekly to keep pollen and allergens to a minimum inside the home as well.

Take Natural Supplements

While there is nothing wrong with taking over the counter antihistamines, consider taking the natural approach to managing allergy symptoms. Boost the immune system’s response with herbs and vitamins. Natural herbs such as butterbur, Dong-quai, and milk thistle are great for fighting inflammation, allergies, and histaminic reactions.

Reduce Stress and Relax

The immune system is severely compromised during periods of stress and fatigue. Boost the immune system’s ability to ward off seasonal allergies by getting more rest and avoiding stressful situations. Meditation and massage are great ways to rest, rejuvenate, and boost your immune system’s response to infections and allergies.

See an Allergist

Even after making changes to the home and diet, make time to go and see an allergist for seasonal allergies. While pollen and frequent weather changes can wreak havoc with allergies, there may be an underlying reason why your allergies tend to flare up at odd times. An allergist can pinpoint the cause of your allergy attacks, identify potential triggers, and provide a better way to manage the condition.

If you want to learn more about ways to improve your seasonal allergies, and many other health related topics, please contact support(at)healthguidemd(dot)com or call 1-888-461-4887.

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LeanInspirationMD Presents Tips for a Healthy Heart

(PRWEB) October 28, 2014

How to Make Smart Choices for a Healthy Heart

Many people worry about heart disease and the impact it could have on you and your family. Fortunately, there are steps you can take at any age to reduce the risk of heart disease. By following even just one of these suggestions, you can make improvements that will lead to a healthy heart.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

One of the best choices a person can make for a healthy heart is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Doing so will boost your vitamin and fiber intake. Plus, they are naturally lower in fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium than other foods. Just remember to be mindful of how the fruits and vegetables are packaged. For example, by coating carrot shreds in a rich mayonnaise-based dressing, you will lose out on the heart-healthy benefits because of the added fat, calories, and cholesterol.

There are several ways to go about eating more of these nutritious ingredients. One approach that works for people of all ages is to “eat the rainbow” by making sure that your plate has several different colors on it at each meal. You want to see fewer starches, cream sauces, and fried breading. Instead try to fill your plate with colorful salads, vibrant fruits, and healthful veggies.

Another approach is to fill at least half your plate at each meal with fruits and vegetables. Or you can simply count the number of servings you eat each day. Aim to eat between 4 and 6 cups a day.

Choose Oils and Fatty Foods Carefully

An important choice for a healthy heart is to limit certain kinds of oils and fats in your diet. Avoid saturated and trans fats as much as possible. Choose lean meats and low-fat dairy items. Also check food labels anytime you are purchasing fast food or processed foods such as packaged cookies, crackers, and chips. These often have both saturated fat and trans fat in them.

When it comes to cooking oils, look for options that have more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. Olive oil and canola oil are great options. You can also find margarine that is made with heart-healthy fats. Keep in mind that oils and fatty foods are high-calorie foods, so even the most healthful types should be eaten in moderation.

Remember to Stay Active

One final strategy for boosting your overall heart health is to include plenty of exercise in your daily and weekly routine. All types of activity are beneficial, from gardening and household chores to training for a marathon.

With these tips, you should be well on your way to making smarter choices. For more healthy heart ideas, visit us at or call us at 1-888-588-9773.