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Interim Inc. Hopes to Spur Change, Raise Awareness During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July

Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

Monterey, CA, July 04, 2018 — Every year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. But background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult because mental health doesn’t discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.

With that in mind Monterey private nonprofit organization Interim Inc. is encouraging improvements in the country’s mental health system, especially when it comes to marginalized communities, and raising awareness of the issue by supporting July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which was established in 2008 to start changing this.

Interim is the only agency in Monterey County dedicated to supporting adults with mental illness by providing affordable housing, residential treatment, social rehabilitation services, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education and employment services.

In May of 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Maryland) and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group to achieve two goals:

>Improve access to mental health treatment and services and

>Promote public awareness of mental illness

When trying to access treatment, marginalized communities have to contend with such issues as:

>Barriers to access to treatment

Language barriers

>Lack of cultural competence

>Racism, bias and discrimination in treatment settings

>Lower-quality care

>Lower likelihood of health insurance or adequate coverage

> The high level of mental health stigma in minority populations

> Belief that treatment will not help

These are all in addition to the usual roadblocks.

“Many cultures also view mental health treatment as a luxury, considering symptoms a ‘phase’ that will eventually pass,” writes Laura Greenstein, communications coordinator at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “These harmful perceptions of mental illness can further isolate individuals who desperately need help.

“We can all help ignite change against these disparities and fight stigma this Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,” she adds. “It simply starts with learning more about mental health and informing your community.”

Some of the ways an individual can get involved and help change the system according to Greenstein include:

>Consider Giving A Presentation

The more we talk about mental illness, the more normalized it will become.

>Emphasize Treatment

Make sure to stress the importance of a culturally competent provider. These mental health professionals, such as the services offered by Interim, integrate your beliefs and values into treatment.

>Share Your Story

When a person experiences symptoms of mental illness, one of the most helpful and comforting feelings is knowing that they’re not alone. It can be incredibly reassuring to know in this moment right now, someone else is going through similar struggles as you are—regardless of where they are, who they are, or how they identify.

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and stop stigma in diverse communities. It’s time to improve the harsh realities minority communities face when it comes to mental illness treatment. In fact, it’s long overdue.

About Bebe Moore Campbell

Campbell was an author, advocate, co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles and national spokesperson, who passed away in November 2006.

She received NAMI’s 2003 Outstanding Media Award for Literature. Campbell advocated for mental health education and support among individuals of diverse communities.

In 2005, inspired by Campbell’s charge to end stigma and provide mental health information, longtime friend Linda Wharton-Boyd suggested dedicating a month to the effort.

The duo got to work, outlining the concept of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and what it would entail. With the support of the D.C. Department of Mental Health and then-mayor Anthony Williams, they held a news conference in Southeast D.C., where they encouraged residents to get mental health checkups.

Support continued to build as Campbell and Wharton-Boyd held book signings, spoke in churches and created a National Minority Mental Health Taskforce of friends and allies. However, the effort came to a halt when Campbell became too ill to continue.

When Campbell lost her battle to cancer, Wharton-Boyd, friends, family and allied advocates reignited their cause, inspired by the passion of the life of an extraordinary woman.

The group researched and obtained the support of Representatives Albert Wynn (D-Maryland) and Diane Watson (D-California), who co-signed legislation to create an official minority mental health awareness month.

About Interim Inc.

Interim, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides a unique combination of support services, housing and social rehabilitation treatment for adults with mental illness in Monterey County. Services provided include affordable supportive housing, residential treatment, mental health and dual-recovery services, case coordination, therapeutic services, outreach and intensive support for homeless adults, supported education and employment, day treatment and peer support.

Interim Inc.

P.O. Box 3222

Monterey, CA 93942

(831) 649-4522

www.interiminc.org

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.interiminc.org

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

Dr. Morwood frequently volunteers on humanitarian missions to operate on children with cleft lips and palates in developing countries of the world.


Monterey, CA, July 02, 2019 – Dr. Morwood frequently volunteers on humanitarian missions to operate on children with cleft lips and palates in developing countries of the world. In the past 30 years he has traveled to treat these children with congenital deformities in many countries such as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Bolivia, China, and Vietnam.

Dr. Morwood has spent his time working 14 hour days in countries across the globe, sometimes performing up to 6 surgeries in a day. He helps families of the underprivileged who may need corrective surgery from birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

His concern is that “many of these kids have been treated as outcasts” so his mission is to fix them one child at a time.

Here’s a short video (https://youtu.be/V3Lv6Oo1HEM) of Dr. Morwood helping kids in Asia.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.drmorwood.com/

GD E-BRIDGE™ EARNS FIRSTNET LISTED DESIGNATION

Ridgefield, New Jersey, 2019-May-02 — /EPR Network/ — General Devices (GD) has announced that, after following a rigorous review process, GD e-Bridge™ is now FirstNet Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more.

Achieving a FirstNet Listed designation means GD e-Bridge is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will be able to experience the benefits of key FirstNet capabilities – like First Priority®, which enables priority and, for first responders, preemption – while using GD e-Bridge. FirstNet subscribers will also be able to take advantage of the GD e-Bridge solution while benefitting from the enhanced security provided by the FirstNet network core, which is the only physically separate network core dedicated entirely to public safety in America.

Out-of-hospital healthcare is changing, and mobile telemedicine is making a real positive difference. The emphasis now is providing the right care, at the right place and right time. This is especially true in rural regions, but also in the case of time sensitive, acute care issues everywhere like heart attack, stroke and sepsis.

“From the first medical contact by EMS in the field, the GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine and workflow app provides data and team communications that shave precious minutes off lifesaving treatment,” said Curt Bashford, GD’s CEO.

The hospital ED is not always the appropriate destination for non-acute emergencies. The role of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine is growing. Plus, the newly announced HHS ‘Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport’ (ET3) program better aligns reimbursement incentives and enables appropriate on-site treatment and transport to alternate destinations, such as urgent care centers – provided they are managed with mobile telemedicine and telehealth support. That’s where GD e-Bridge also comes in and enables simply better, more cost-effective care.

Built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.

“Only highly secure, high quality, public safety relevant applications are added to the FirstNet App Catalog. And we’re pleased that GD e-Bridge is now Listed and available to FirstNet subscribers,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “GD e-Bridge will bring public safety additional capabilities to improve decision-making, enhance situational awareness, help save lives and improve outcomes.”

“Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome GD e-Bridge to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, executive director of Technology and Innovation, First Responder Network Authority.

To learn more about GD e-Bridge, go to General-Devices.com. For more on FirstNet, check out FirstNet.com.

FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks of the First Responder Network Authority. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About GD e-Bridge™

The highly configurable, HIPAA secure GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine solution provides an intelligent hospital-EMS multi-media notification, voice and video communications and documentation system unlike anything else on the market today. The FDA-listed app solution fully empowers and enriches the capabilities of hospitals and EMS care providers. Reducing medical handoff errors, risk and costs, while improving patient outcomes and saving lives.

About GD

For 40 years, GD has enabled smarter patient care by empowering hospitals, EMS, MIH, community paramedicine, and public safety with the most comprehensive, interactive, configurable, affordable, and integrated and FDA listed medical communication and mobile telemedicine solutions. GD’s FDA listed CAREpoint Workstation and e-Bridge Mobile Telemedicine solutions are deployed in over 500 hospital and EMS systems across the United States, touching over 15,000 patient lives daily. The benefits of which are enhanced workflows, minimized risk, reduced costs, and improved patient outcomes. Learn more at General-Devices.com.

Contact-Details:
Andrew Birnbaum
201.313.7075
marketing@general-devices.com
www.general-devices.com

 

Lira Clinical Introduces PRO Anti-Aging Pads, a Revolutionary At-Home Treatment for Professional Skin Brightening and Exfoliating

Exclusive PRO Anti-Aging Pads exfoliate, brighten and balance with multiple acids, brightening botanicals and healing agents that reveal beautiful skin.

Dublin, CA, USA — Lira Clinical, the global leader in skin brightening, has introduced its PRO Anti-Aging Pads today, a game-changing skincare product designed to deliver professional results at-home. The PRO Anti-Aging Pads are being offered to estheticians, spas, clinics, and dermatologists to help their clients easily boost skin brightness and correction before and after in-clinic treatments.

What makes the PRO Anti-Aging Pads so revolutionary is the ability to expertly refine and brighten while renewing and healing the skin right at-home, all in one step. This product stands apart from complicated home care treatments with a lightweight pad that helps evenly dispense product while allowing clients to target trouble areas efficiently.

The groundbreaking science behind this product can be found in its specialized formula. Seven skin perfecting acids, including kojic, azelaic, salicylic, lactic and glycolic acid, are paired with Lira’s healing peptide delivery system to gently deliver active resurfacing agents into the skin. This results in a “peel-with-heal” approach to exfoliation. This innovative combination effectively aids cellular turnover lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lightening dark spots.

The PRO Anti-Aging Pads also include an array of rich antioxidant botanicals and cutting-edge topical probiotics for optimal skin health. Natural illuminating ingredients like Halidrys Siliquosa, ginger, bearberry and mulberry energize and promote a glowing complexion for radiant results. Lira’s topical probiotic technology safeguards skin’s microbiome promoting overall skin balance and harmony.

“We recognized a need for an effective at-home treatment that provided professional exfoliation with less inflammation. It took our team two years of extensive research and development to perfect this product. The PRO Anti-Aging Pads truly embody Lira’s nature meets science philosophy and approach to corrective skincare,” said Metaxia Dalikas, CEO and cofounder of Lira Clinical.

The PRO Anti-Aging Pads are travel friendly and recommended for all skin types, including acneic and oily skin. The PRO Anti-Aging Pads are prescribed by licensed skincare professionals only and can be used 1-3 times a week depending on your skin’s tolerance. Always consult your skincare professional before using a new skincare product.

The Lira Clinical PRO Anti-Aging Pads are available in a three-ounce jars containing 40 pads – enough for two months use. Skin care professionals can learn more at http://www.liraclinical.com or access advanced aesthetic education on http://www.liraclinicalpro.com.

About Lira Clinical
Lira Clinical is the global leader in skin brightening and corrective skincare. Founded by four passionate aesthetic professionals who wanted to disrupt and design the next level of skincare with their unique expertise and think-tank philosophy. Lira Clinical believes that healthy and bright skin is the foundation for beautiful skin. Their award-winning formulas effectively combine the power of science and nature to deliver results-driven products and treatments. Continually on the cutting edge of aesthetic technology, Lira Clinical strives to deliver skincare for you to “Be Bright. Be Beautiful.”

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

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
(415) 842-7398
twoolf@gumas.com

Mr RICHARD GUILLAUME IS APPOINTED TO THE DIAFIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RENNES, FRANCE, 2019-Apr-08 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — DIAFIR, a medical technology company focused on the development, manufacture and sale of innovative diagnostic solutions in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and septic arthritis announces today the appointment of Mr Richard Guillaume to its Board of Directors.

Mr Guillaume has a wide experience of over 30 years in international management and operations in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in the medtech. Drawing on his experience and knowledge in the field of medical devices and diagnosis, Mr Guillaume will advise and help the Company in its development.

Alongside his role at Diafir, Richard Guillaume has been the General Manager of Echosens from 2008 until 2013. He was previously Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing at Blatchford, a UK medical device company. He was also member of the board. Prior, he held various positions such as Director Global Marketing of Abbott International in Chicago and Director Category Development Europe of Mead Johnson. Richard holds a Master in Business Administration from Poitiers University and a DESS in Marketing from Paris Dauphine completed by a general management program at INSEAD.

ABOUT DIAFIR 
DIAFIR is a medical technology company with expertise in developing innovative in vitro diagnostic tests to improve the detection and monitoring of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatis (NASH) and septic arthritis. Diafir’s technology relies on mid-infrared analysis of the metabolic signature of patients using the SPID ™ platform, which allows for low-invasive, cost-effective and rapid diagnostic procedures. DIAFIR aims to improve patient care management by bringing its diagnostic tests to the front line in order to detect and track all potential patients with NASH and septic arthritis.

 

Contact DIAFIR:
Hugues TARIEL
Chief Executive Officer
info@diafir.com
+33 (0)2 99 67 15 41
www.diafir.com

Central Coast YMCA Diabetes Alert Day March 26, 2019

The CENTRAL COAST YMCA announces Diabetes Alert Day 2019. Together we can Build a better us.

Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties, CA, March 17, 2019 – Tuesday, March 26, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. According to current CDC statistics, 1 out of 3 U.S. adults has prediabetes and only 10% know they have it. The CENTRAL COAST YMCA is encouraging people in our community to learn the risks of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and steps they can take to prevent the disease.

Starting March 25 through March 28, each of our branch locations will host an informational booth on Diabetes and Prediabetes. Learn about our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which helps participants reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes that include healthy eating and physical activity. Anyone age 18 and over with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes is eligible for this year-long program with approval from their physician. DPP is a nationally recognized program, originated by the CDC. Research by the National Institute of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s DPP can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, and 71 percent in adults over the age of 60.

South County YMCA  Monday,          March 25th   10:30am – 11:30am

Salinas YMCA Tuesday          March 26th   9:00am – 11:00am

Tuesday          March 26th   6:00pm – 7:30pm

Watsonville YMCA  Wednesday,  March 27th   9:00am – 11:30am

San Benito YMCA  Wednesday,  March 27th   10:30am – 11:30am

Monterey YMCA  Thursday,  March 28th   10:30am – 11:30am

More details are available at each of our branch locations and on-line at www.centralcoastymca.org. Or contact Bill Proulx at 831-757-4633 or bproulx@centralcoastymca.org.

About the Y

The CENTRAL COAST YMCA was formed in 1989 with the merger of two independent YMCAs: the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). The YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, which began as a USO in 1941, merged with the Central Coast YMCA in 1990. The South County YMCA became the fourth branch of the Central Coast YMCA in 1998 and the YMCA of San Benito County followed as the fifth branch in 1999. Today, the Central Coast YMCA employs 30 full-time and about 375 part-time employees whose goal is to serve approximately 30,000 people within Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.centralcoastymca.org

Noted Monterey Plastic Surgeon Offers Patients a Comforting Carmel Cottage to Recover, Recuperate and Rejuvenate After a Surgical Procedure

Prominent plastic surgeon Dr. David Morwood has had a thriving practice on the Monterey Peninsula for more than 20 years.

Monterey, CA, February 27, 2019 — Prominent plastic surgeon Dr. David Morwood has had a thriving practice on the Monterey Peninsula for more than 20 years. Now he can offer his patients the added inducement of recovering and recuperating in the world-famous vacation destination of Carmel with the Bonne Chance After-Care Cottage, just steps away from the city’s famous beaches, views and restaurants and shopping.

With five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, 3,600 square feet of space, plus a full chef’s kitchen, two-car garage, two fireplaces, a baby grand piano, scenic ocean views of Pebble Beach and Carmel Bay, a theater that is a mini-replica of the famed Graumman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, a lovely garden, and a two-minute walk to Carmel’s famed beaches, Bonne Chance (“Good Luck” in French) is a comfortable and comforting place to escape the hustle and bustle, recover in peace and quiet, and breathe the pristine ocean air where the redwoods meet the sea.

“From start to finish, we provide Old World customer service combined with cutting-edge surgical technology. So, after any plastic surgery procedure, your recovery and after-care is important to me and my staff,” said Morwood. “That’s why I built Bonne Chance After-Care Cottage in Carmel. It’s the ideal location to recover, recuperate and rejuvenate after a surgical procedure.”

Built in the 1920s with a Cape Cod/New England feel, recently fully remodeled and rebuilt by international designer J. H. Drum, complete with white picket fence, Bonne Chance is available for the individual and their families as well as a vacation getaway when not being used by patients. Nurses, attendants, and caretakers are available upon request.

For inquiries about price and availability and for any other questions about this unique property located in one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most charming neighborhoods, call 831-646-8661 or go to www.drmorwood.com.

About Dr. David Morwood

David T. Morwood has been in private practice on the Central Coast since 1991. Dr. Morwood is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Morwood earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont, and has trained at such prestigious institutions as the University of Southern California and Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to completing chief residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Morwood has completed formal fellowships in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery as well as microsurgery and hand surgery. He has served for years as the chairman or vice chairman of the Plastic Surgery division at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Dr Morwood produced an educational DVD for women diagnosed with Breast Cancer that is hosted by Dina Eastwood, “Breast Reconstruction, Know Your Options, a Guide for the Woman with Breast Cancer.” He is known for using both a scientific and an artistic approach to custom design his patient’s procedures such as “The Natural Neck Lift.”

For over 20 years, Dr. Morwood has been participating in humanitarian missions to developing countries such as Columbia, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Vietnam, West Africa, and China to operate on children with cleft lips and palates.

Dr. Morwood is also an accomplished musician and an active jazz drummer. He has performed at the White House and during a nationally televised NFL football game.

• Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

• Fellow, American College of Surgeons

• Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Member of:

• American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

• American Society of Plastic Surgery

• California Society of Plastic Surgeons

• American Society for Surgery of the Hand

• American Association for Hand Surgery

• Medical Board of California Expert Examiner

• Breast Care Committee and Cancer Care Committee of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.drmorwood.com

Tickets On Sale Now! Join Us On January 24th 2019… For a Presentation by Renowned Journalist and Author Steve Lopez – Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness

Interim is bringing renowned author and Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez to the Monterey Bay.

Monterey, CA, December 13, 2018 – Interim is bringing renowned author and Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez to the Monterey Bay. Join us for this engaging community presentation – Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness.

Get Your Tickets NOW!

Steve has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary.

Steve is also famous for his popular novel, The Soloist, which was turned into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Ayers and Steve Lopez, which began when he spotted Ayers, who he learned was homeless and living with schizophrenia, playing a two-string violin on skid row in Los Angeles.

About the Event:

Steve Lopez will talk about his experiences and insights, with an emphasis on homelessness and the mental health system of care. Steve will also talk about his friendship with Nathaniel Ayers. A casual reception for all event attendees will follow the presentation. Includes light refreshments. Steve will be signing copies of his book, The Soloist!

When: January 24, 2019, 7-9 PM

Where: Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

General Admission: $30

Sponsorships (see details below): $250-$2500

Online Tickets or Sponsorships: Eventbrite

Get Your Tickets NOW!

Phone Registration, Sponsorships or Other Questions: contact Our Development Officer, (831) 649-4522, ext 205

Event Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors!

Platinum:

Wald Ruhnke and Dost Architects

Suhr Risk Services

Gold:

Alexander and Maryn Ljubimow

Bill Pardue and Barbara Mitchell

MidPen Housing

John Stafsnes and Iathan Annand

Fenton & Keller

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weisshahn

Each Mind Matters

Silver:

The Nunez Company

Fran Baca

Wayne and Maureen Lavengood

Renee and Richard Kezirian

Suzanne Taunt

Sheila Holmes

Bronze:

Philip Bhaskar, D.MD. Monterey Oral Surgery

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Cohn

Anastacia Wyatt

Jocelyn Brady

Judith Ritchey

About Interim, Inc.

Interim, Inc. is the only agency in Monterey County that provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education and employment services for adults who have serious mental illnesses.

Our mission is to provide services and affordable housing supporting members of our community with mental illness in building productive and satisfying lives.

We believe that housing, healing, and hope are a path to mental health.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.interiminc.org

Dr. Sheldon Marks Authors Definitive Medical Textbook on Vasectomy Reversal

Springer Publishing Releases First Comprehensive Medical Guide Written by Leading Specialist in Male Reproductive Restoration.

Tucson, AZ, USA — Dr. Sheldon H.F. Marks, founder of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal (ICVR), has just released a new medical textbook that promises to be the foremost medical reference for vasectomy reversal. Published by Springer, “Vasectomy Reversal: Manual of Vasovasostomy and Vasoepididymostomy” is the first medical textbook to provide a comprehensive, start-to-finish manual of vasectomy reversal for physicians interested in learning the procedure.

Dr. Marks has been performing vasectomy reversals for 35 years and his clinic, the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal (ICVR), reports up to a 99.5 percent success rate. The procedure has been successfully performed on thousands of men, no matter how much time has passed since their original vasectomy. Dr. Marks is one of the few urologists with a practice dedicated to vasectomy reversal, and in his new “Vasectomy Reversal” textbook he provides detailed instructions, including master’s techniques, tips and tricks, and protocols for handling various complications. Dr. Marks’ textbook is expected to become the definitive resource on vasectomy reversal and will be used by universities and teaching hospitals around the world.

More than 50 million men worldwide have had a vasectomy, and each year about 50,000 males in the U.S. undergo the procedure. However, life circumstances change and many men regret their decision when they lose a child, remarry, or simply realize they want to have their own children. While the vasectomy procedure itself is simple and routine, reversing the procedure requires microsurgery to reconnect the necessary tubes and there are few urologists in the country who can perform the procedure.

“A microsurgical vasectomy reversal remains the most cost-effective approach for any couple to have their own children following a vasectomy, offering unlimited attempts at natural conception. Drawing from decades of experience performing successful vasectomy reversals, I have captured what I have learned in this new medical textbook, offering step-by-step instruction, including detailed discussions of various treatment options before, during, and after the procedure. This is the same material I have been sharing with colleagues in courses and lectures, gathered in a single volume.”

Dr. Marks is a recognized expert in urological microsurgical procedures and has developed several courses on vasectomy reversal. At a recent international meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Dr. Marks led a roundtable on vas to epididymal bypass surgery, as well as a Special Masters symposium about advanced tips and techniques for vas-to-vas connections, vas-to-epididymal bypass and redo salvage reversal. He also is the author of the ASRM andrology certification module on vasectomy reversals and has taught a post-graduate course on vasectomy reversals for more than 12 years.

“Vasectomy Reversal: Manual of Vasovasostomy and Vasoepididymostomy” is available from Springer publishing (http://www.springer.com) in either hardcopy or electronic book form. For more information, visit http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030004545.

About Dr. Sheldon H.F. Marks
Dr. Sheldon Marks is an internationally recognized microsurgical specialist and has been performing vasectomy reversals since 1983. He is the founder of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal, which has treated patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Dr. Marks also is the inventor of the Marks Vas Cutting Forceps as well as a regular contributor to WebMD. He also is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Marks practices what he believes is the lost art of caring for the unique needs of each patient as part of the “dads again” family.

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

Media contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 842-7398
tomw@woolfmedia.com

Just For Diabetics Website Offers Hope for Pre-diabetics, Type 2 diabetics, and the Overweight

 

Research shows that the best time to take action to reverse pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes is when you are at the stage of managing these conditions.

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Nov-06 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — November is world diabetes month. When people are diagnosed type 2 diabetic, the first line of defense is the use of prescription drugs in order to manage the diabetes. But what victims of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are not aware of is that research performed by Just For Diabetics website founder, Ernest Quansah, shows that when patients are managing their pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, it is the best opportunity for them to reverse it and be weaned off the prescription drugs. The research results are evidence based. Many doctors and institutions now agree that this is the case. Recently, the University of British Columbia, in conjunction with Pharmasave, a drugstore chain, began offering obese people and type 2 diabetics a diet plan aimed at reversal of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The cost of their plan is $500 a month. The diet plan calls for no consumption of refined sugar, potatoes, fruit, fruit juices, sweet drinks of any kind, rice, bread, and consumption of cooked vegetables for lunch, cooked chicken breast for dinner and so on. Many of the participants are seniors, the overweight, or obese. After several thousand of dollars spent, many participants lose weight and their doctors take them off their diabetes drugs.

Quansah’s program includes a specialized diabetes exercise regime along with vitamin therapy and a carefully designed tasty menu cycle. He himself completely reversed his severe case of type 2 diabetes after compiling this program, which was the culmination of thorough research. This research included the advice of several physicians. Quansah, founder of Just For Diabetics and the author of Diabetics Journey says: “For several years, I have been educating people about how type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes can be reversed through the program offered on my website. Now we see that one of Canada’s finest Universities and a drug store chain are doing the same.”

The website, justfordiabetics.com offers a free weight-loss program, a free diabetes reversal program, as well as an inexpensive paid program. The extensive program includes a full menu regime, exercise videos, tutorials, in addition to a cooking video demonstration, all for less than $180. Quansah wisely suggests that those on the program be monitored by their doctors.

Quansah’s research and findings have been published in the WebMD Diabetes magazine in the article “Secret recipe: How a Chef Cured His Type 2 Diabetes”, as well as on the WebMD website. There is hope for reversing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes (the type that does not require insulin injections,) and for overcoming being overweight.

“Misinformation about type 2 diabetes is rampant. For diabetics to heal, they need a complete change of attitude and way of thinking. This means, they should not just accept managing their condition, but rather, understand that they can be healed. Further, complacency about pre-diabetes leads to full-blown diabetes, which can lead to heart disease, blindness, liver failure, impotence, limb amputations and early death,” cautions Quansah.

Quansah has been asked to be guest speaker at the Diabetes and Healthcare Conference being held in Helsinki, Norway, in November 2018 and to be keynote speaker at the Diabetes Care Conference being held in Malaysia in May of 2019. His speech topic will include how to help diabetics heal and resultantly reduce healthcare costs.

“What makes me so convinced that type 2 diabetics can be reversed? It’s my own success story. There is no evidence found in any part of the world that shows that type 2 diabetes cannot be reversed. With this conviction behind me, I wanted to offer the same possibility to the countless victims of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and those who are overweight, through launching justfordiabetics.com. My personal success in being cured is documented in my autobiographical book, Diabetics Journeyand encapsulated by this chart,” says Quansah. (The chart showing the before and after results of Quansah’s blood sugar tests is given below.)

The numbers in this chart represent blood sugar count in millimoles per litre (mmol/L).

 

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Ernest Quansah is a type 2 diabetes Lifestyle Strategist, diabetes educator, keynote speaker, and the author of Diabetics Journey. He is the founder of Just For Diabetics.

He is available for radio, press, and TV interviews, as well as speaking engagements.

Diabetics Journey ISBN-13: 978-0994767035

available at Amazon

Website: https://justfordiabetics.com/

Media Kit: https://justfordiabetics.com/media-kit/

Email: ernest@justfordiabetics.com