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Monaghan Medical Corporation Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for the AEROBIKA® OPEP device

Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the health care industry.

Plattsburgh, NY, USA — Monaghan Medical Corporation announced its AEROBIKA® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device has received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with the AEROBIKA® OPEP device at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver on Sept. 14, 2017.

The AEROBIKA® OPEP device is a drug-free, handheld mechanical oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) device that has been designed to address the structural and functional challenges in the airways of patients with COPD. When the patient exhales through the device, it helps to expand the airways, loosen and expel mucus from the lungs and may also enhance drug deposition. It has been shown to improve lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life in COPD patients,1 and a real-world study showed that the device reduced exacerbation rates in patients during the critical 30-day post-exacerbation period.2 These improved outcomes (equivalent to 6 fewer exacerbations per 100 patients per year) equate to a cost savings of $553 per patient with the AEROBIKA® OPEP device compared with no OPEP/PEP use, making the device a cost-effective treatment for COPD patients.

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this prestigious recognition from Vizient,” said Dominic Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC, Vice President Clinical Strategy and Development. “Our device was recommended by Vizient members, which is a validation of all of the design and clinical work we have done to support our customers. We are the only OPEP device to have received this designation at this year’s Innovative Technology Exchange, and are proud it was recognized to deliver improved outcomes and enhanced safety.”

“Based on feedback from attendees at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange, it was determined that the AEROBIKA® OPEP device should be recognized with an Innovative Technology designation. This designation will be noted in our online member contract catalog. Congratulations to Monaghan Medical Corporation on receiving this status,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and Vizient Innovative Technology Program lead.

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.

About Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC, USA)
MMC offers leading aerosol drug delivery devices and respiratory management products including AeroEclipse® II BAN, AeroChamber Plus® aVHC and the Aerobika® device exclusively, directly and through distributors, in the United States. MMC’s strength lies in its commitment to product quality, outcome based solutions for customers, and its collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. (http://www.monaghanmed.com)

1. Svenningsen S, Paulin GA, Sheikh K, et al. Oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD. 2016;13(1):66-74.
2. Burudpakdee C, Seetasith A, Dunne P, et al. A real-world study of 30-day exacerbation outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient managed with Aerobika OPEP. Pulmonary Therapeutics. 2017.

For clinical inquiries, please contact:
Dominic P. Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Vice President Clinical Strategy and Development
Monaghan Medical Corporation
1-800-343-9071

Stanford University Trial Demonstrates Accuracy of Accuro Automated Ultrasound

Anesthesia & Analgesia Publishes Results of RIVANNA’s Image-Guided Technology’s Epidural Success.

Charlottesville, VA, USA — A clinical trial conducted at Stanford University Medical Center published this week in Anesthesia & Analgesia* proved the accuracy of the Accuro® image-guided spinal navigation system in calculating the optimal site and needle depth for epidural anesthesia administration. The research is the latest in a series of studies supporting the efficacy of RIVANNA‘s handheld ultrasound system with proprietary pattern recognition software, which identifies spinal landmarks and provides automated epidural placement guidance. The innovative Accuro platform also has application in a range of additional medical procedures that benefit from visualization of targeted anatomical areas.

In the trial, RIVANNA® Accuro identified the appropriate epidural injection sites along the lower spine and calculated the depth to the epidural space, a narrow hollow area in the spine. Actual epidural depth was confirmed by measuring needle penetration during successful epidural delivery by anesthesia providers. Accuro predicted this depth within an average of .61 cm.

In addition, Accuro identified the appropriate spinal interspace for needle insertion in 94% of patients and enabled 87% success in first-attempt epidural administration. The research was conducted under the direction of Brendan Carvalho, MD, at Stanford Medical Center and led by Katherine Seligman, MD, currently faculty at the University of New Mexico.

“The ability to visualize spinal anatomy in detail during epidural needle placement has a strong impact on the procedure’s success,” says Will Mauldin, Chairman and CEO of Rivanna Medical. “Today, anesthesiologists rely on spinal palpation and their knowledge of spinal anatomy to determine the appropriate injection site and depth. Depending on the patient condition and physician skill, up to 80% of first attempt epidural needle placements fail. Obesity and atypical spinal characteristics such as scoliosis place patients significantly at failure risk.”

Repeated epidural needle insertions can negatively impact the patient with ongoing headaches, bleeding, back pain and possibly paralysis. Failed epidurals cost the medical system more than $1.5 billion annually.

Mauldin notes that ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for epidurals because most are administered to expectant mothers who must avoid the radiation involved in other imaging procedures.

Significant research shows that ultrasound guidance of epidural and other neuraxial anesthesia significantly improves efficacy and patient safety. However, performing and interpreting ultrasound requires specialized training not typically in the anesthesia provider’s skillset.

Accuro’s SpineNav3D™ computerized ultrasound image guidance eliminates the steep ultrasound learning curve, making it simple and practical for anesthesiologists and other medical professionals not trained in the modality.

“This study published in a respected anesthesiology publication underscores the device’s precision in providing physician guidance,” says Mauldin.

In addition to innovative image guidance, RIVANNA Accuro also incorporates BoneEnhance® technology, which optimizes the device for visualization of bony spinal anatomy. Accuro delivers a five- to 10-fold increase in bone-to-tissue contrast compared to traditional ultrasound, which is generally preferred for soft tissue imaging. The pocket-sized, wireless device is simple and practical to use in a wide range of settings where traditional large, unwieldy systems can be a problem.

“Accuro is designed to eliminate the risks of multiple needle placement attempts, increasing patient satisfaction while supporting anesthesiology workflow,” notes Mauldin. “A growing number of studies underscore the device’s success in meeting these goals.”

A recent randomized trial at University of Virginia Medical Center found that for residents with prior spinal anesthesia experience, Accuro improved first-attempt needle placement by more than 100% in patients with a high body mass index. Appropriate needle placement in these patients is particularly difficult. The average number of needle redirections to achieve placement using Accuro was almost half that of the same sub-group using conventional placement methods.

* ANESTHESIA & ANALGESIA is the official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society.

About Accuro® and Rivanna Medical, LLC
RIVANNA® Accuro is the world’s first ultrasound-guidance system designed to effortlessly enhance spinal and epidural anesthesia placement accuracy. The revolutionary platform features BoneEnhance®, which optimizes ultrasound for the visualization of bony vs. soft tissue anatomy, and SpineNav3D™, which automates measurements of the spinal midline, epidural depth and trajectory. Accuro was engineered and commercialized by RIVANNA, an innovative medical device company headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. The proprietary device is FDA 510(k)-cleared for a variety of imaging applications. For anesthesia providers, certainty can be effortless with Accuro. For more information, visit http://www.rivannamedical.com.

Copyright © by Rivanna Medical, LLC. All rights reserved. RIVANNA® and Accuro® are registered trademarks of Rivanna Medical, LLC.

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HealthFlash Marketing
Jeanne-Marie Phillips, 203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

The ‘Sweet Season’ in Coming Up, But with Good Habits and Careful Monitoring, Teeth Problems can be Avoided, According to Gilroy Dentist

Candy is harder to avoid on Halloween than pumpkin spice and spooky ghosts and witches, but according to Gilroy dentist Dr. Jernell Escobar, teeth problems can be avoided with some good habits and monitoring the amount of candy children eat.

Gilroy, CA, Sept 28, 2017 — Candy is harder to avoid on Halloween than pumpkin spice and spooky ghosts and witches, but according to Gilroy dentist Dr. Jernell Escobar, teeth problems can be avoided with some good habits and monitoring the amount of candy children eat.

“It really can be quite a challenge for parents to let children enjoy Halloween, but still maintain the health of their teeth,” says Dr. Escobar. “But the solution isn’t to ban all candy, which is an impossible, but to closely monitor their intake of candies and other sweets.”

Halloween is the start of the “sweet season,” which includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the time of the year that is taken up with holiday parties, family celebrations, school activities and community events. Parents have to be extra attentive during this time of the year because many of these events feature cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, and other sweet treats.

Dr. Escobar wants people to be aware that there are good sweets and bad sweets, much as there are good habits and bad habits when it comes to the health of their teeth.

Sweets such as taffy and hard candies that can sit on or stuck between teeth for long periods of time actually increases the risk of tooth decay. Bacteria feeds on the sugar on the teeth, producing acid that causes tooth decay.

“Candies” such as sugar-free gum can prevent cavities by dislodging food particles and increasing saliva, which helps to neutralize acids in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

“We can’t avoid all sweets, of course, but by being smart with our choices, going for healthy alternatives and promoting a healthy oral routine with our kids, we can all keep our families happy and healthy during the holiday season,” says Dr. Escobar.

The American Dental Association, on its website mouthhealthy.org, offers 10 easy-to-follow tips to help your children maintain a healthy mouth and teeth:

1. Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.

2. Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Besides how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay.

3. Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.

4. Drink more water. Drinking optimally fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated.

5. Maintain a healthy diet. Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you “fill up” affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums.

6. Avoid beverages with added sugar such as soda, sports drinks or flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased.

7. Chew sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps reduce tooth decay, because increased saliva flow helps wash out food and neutralize the acid produced by dental plaque bacteria.

8. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

9. Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

10. Visit your dentist. Regular visits to your dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to “treat.”

About Dr. Jernell Escobar DDS

Dr. Jernell Escobar and her staff are dedicated to providing patients with a pleasant visit and results that they are proud to show off. Her administrative staff is ready to help with questions about scheduling, financial policy and insurance, to make that part of the process as simple as possible.

Dr. Escobar’s offers advanced dental treatments and materials that can give patients a healthier, more complete smile that can last a lifetime, including TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders), Fillings / Restorations, Dental Sealants, Dentures, Bridges, Dental Implants, Crowns, Tooth Extractions and Non-Surgical Root Canal.

Cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. Escobar and her staff include Bonding, Porcelain Veneers, Inlays & Onlays, Teeth Whitening, Zoom Whitening, Laser Smile and Clear Braces.

They can also answer questions about the different dental specialties and explain the meaning of dental terms, including in areas of Oral Hygiene, Child Dentistry, Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning), Periodontal Maintenance and Arestin.

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Escobar became interested in healthcare while serving her country as a Public Health technician for the United States Air Force. After seven years of military service, Dr. Escobar was honorably discharged from the Air Force, having garnered multiple awards and service commendations.

Upon completion of her military service, Dr. Escobar received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from San Jose State University, graduating with honors. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006.

After completion of dental school, Dr. Escobar continued her education at the University of the Pacific School of Education and earned a master’s degree in Dental Education in 2009.

Dr. Escobar has been practicing dentistry in the bay area since 2006. She is passionate about providing exceptional oral health care in a patient-centered environment. In addition, Dr. Escobar enjoys spending time with her two children. Some of her favorite activities include travel, boating, running marathons, triathlons, wakeboarding and yoga.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://mouthhealthy.org/

Progressive Bay Area Executive Protection Teams Incorporate Medical Component to Enhance Protection of Their Principals

Bay Area Emergency & EP Professionals to Present, “Emerging Trends in Executive Protection Medical Programs” at ASIS International 2017.

Redwood City, CA, USA — Emergency University, the industry leader in corporate Emergency Response system design, emergency medical training and state-of-the-art response and collaborative technologies announced today that Dr. Odelia Braun, Medical Director of Emergency University, Eric Powell, Chief Security Officer of Bayshore Global Management, and William Killgallon, Head of Security and Crisis Management, GE Digital will lead an Impact session on, “Emerging Trends in Executive Protection Medical Programs” at the upcoming ASIS International Conference at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on September 26, 2017.

As Executive Protection models evolve, EP professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of integrating medical capabilities into their security protection models to reflect the needs of their principals. The panel will address the critical components to consider when designing EP Medical Programs.

After studying the challenges faced in designing these complex Executive Protection Programs, the panel of EP professionals and experienced emergency physicians developed a standardized process to evaluate the status of their current teams, and set short-term and long-term goals. They designed and implemented a coordinated program of medical protocols, targeted training programs, equipment and technology, designed to orient and prepare security teams to effectively respond to medical issues while ensuring that the solutions emphasized security first.

“Medical capability in the executive/dignitary protection arena is a critical resource. Having medical care on hand dramatically increases the probability of mission success,” Killgallon remarked. “For example, one of the primary reasons the murder rate has decreased in the last 30 years in the US is not because of less violence – there is actually more – or better law enforcement; it is because of better, faster, and closer emergency medical care – people are surviving things that used to kill them.”

A well-prepared medical program ensures the best clinical outcome for protectees experiencing medical emergencies. The presenters will emphasize due diligence, ways to minimize risk and assemble vital components into a cohesive system that predictably achieves effective medical protection.

About Emergency University: For more than 20 years, Emergency University has assisted national and global corporations and government agencies in the development of effective internal emergency response system planning and design, provided comprehensive emergency response preparedness training, as well as researched, developed and implemented Executive Protection Medical program solutions with cutting-edge technological support – ensuring their clients are 100% prepared! Emergency University’s clients enjoy an outstanding 100% response rate versus the national average of 2%. EU’s educational methodology prepares students to respond while offering its clients a one-stop solution for emergency response system design, compliance and training. Additional information on Emergency University is available at: http://www.emergencyuniversity.com.

Media Contact:
T. Farina
Emergency University
866-233-4357
tfarina@emergencyuniversity.com
http://www.emergencyuniversity.com

Finding Temporary Care for Seniors Displaced by Disaster

Many Seniors Displaced by Hurricane Harvey – How Local Senior Communities are Helping.

Dallas, TX, USA — We have all seen the horrific images of flooding and disaster along the gulf in Texas and Louisiana. This event has left thousands homeless and helpless, lacking basics as well as medical equipment, medication and help. Times like these leave the vulnerable, especially seniors, at a greater risk.

This is when neighboring communities open their doors to help those in need. From the mega-shelters, to churches, and small owner run assisted living homes, all are willing to help neighbors in need.

NewLifeStyles.com named as a Top Senior Living Website by Top5Reviewed.com, is a free, comprehensive guide to senior communities and care providers, not just in the Houston and Rockport areas, but nationwide. Where you can find senior homes offering respite, or temporary help for those displaced by the storm.

NewLifeStyles.com is a “one stop shop” where people can find and compare senior living communities & care providers across the country, from nursing homes in Texas, to assisted living and memory care in the Heartland, retirement communities in the New York and Boston, and even hospice providers in Alaska. You can find all licensed senior communities and care providers and more, including some pictures, videos, email forms, etc. The “robust blog content” contains tips for choosing a provider, moving, downsizing, caretaking and more.

We are receiving emails and notices from communities in Texas with openings, offering to take in seniors needing help. Let us help you find the help you need, rather that is temporary or long-term.

New LifeStyles is The Source for Senior Living and Care, providing free, comprehensive, quality information on senior communities and care providers nationwide. New LifeStyles offers free print guides covering many areas across the country, as well as a website and mobile site, reducing the frustration of trying to find information from multiple sources, agencies, or organizations. Whether looking for a nursing home, memory care, assisted living, independent living, home care or something else, New LifeStyles can help seniors and their loved ones make the best decisions to fit their needs.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact at 1-800-869-9549 or jennifer@newlifestyles.com.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Campbell
New LifeStyles
800-975-9439
jennifer@newlifestyles.com
http://www.newlifestyles.com

The Drop4 Diet: Revolutionary #NEW Low Carb High Fat Diet to Drop up to 4 Dress Sizes

Targets how Stress Makes us Fat and tackles the Big ‘4’ to Fast-track Weigh Loss

Perth, WA, Australia, August 24th, 2017 — Released this week, the Drop4 Diet is the revolutionary science based, natural eating program that balances blood sugars, improves cell health and resets the body’s own appetite thermostat. It looks at how stress makes us fat and tackles the Big ‘4’ – it’s low carb, high fat, no sugar and reduced dairy formula fast-tracks weight loss for women.

“What’s most exciting about the Drop4 Diet is there’s no counting calories, no complicated diet program or food deprivation. We introduce foods that satisfy you more and balance your blood sugars to reduce the psycho-emotional connection to food’ said Drop4 Diet’s founder, Rose Burnett.

The Drop4 Diet, part of the Mind Body Soul Balance Program for Women is being officially launched by founder, Rose Burnett on Friday, August 25th at Earthwise, Rokeby Rd Subiaco. Tickets are available from Eventbrite

The Drop4 Diet looks at the underlying cause of being overweight which is often traced back to our blood sugar levels and how much stress we have in our life. When experiencing high levels of stress, a number of stress hormones are released into our bloodstream that can affect cell health, blood pressure and sugar levels.

Leading to sugar spikes in blood glucose levels and a vicious cycle of sugar cravings, sugar highs and dips. This can wreak havoc with the natural appetite thermostat that lets us know when we’ve had enough to eat.

The Drop4 Diet started with Burnett’s own amazing body transformation. “Combined with my Total Body Sculpting Workout for Women’ the Drop4 Diet saw me personally lose 29kgs and Drop 4 Dress Sizes from a Size 14 down to a tiny Size 8.”

“I had struggled with weight loss over the years, trying all sorts of diets which led to long cycle of yo-yo dieting. When I looked at how stress was affecting my cell health and weight, I discovered is that weight loss has nothing to do with dieting or motivation.“

THE FOOD SCIENCE BEHIND THE DROP4 DIET:
Burnett shared “There is a direct link between what you eat and how it makes you feel. And the ‘spike and dip’ crash we can experience from stress hormones being released, significantly increases the driving forces behind our motivation to eat. This constant ‘spike and dip’process affects our endocrine regulators like insulin and our gut, and brain.”

There are a number of foods that we commonly eat that are considered ‘healthy’ but actually turn to simple sugars in our body, elevating blood sugar levels and leading to cravings.

The Drop4 Diet introduces foods that satisfy you more. It eliminates the worst problem foods right from the beginning to start balancing out blood sugars.It resets the appetite thermostat, so you recognize when you are full.

The Drop4 Dietswaps highly processed and packaged foods with naturalorganic foods that are high in antioxidants and more alkaline based. The Drop4 Diet is a low carb, high fat, reduced dairy and no sugar food modification system, supported by food science.

When combined with Burnett’s unique Total Body Sculpting Workout for Women and Cardio Guide, it is possible for women to lose up to 4 Dress Sizes on the Drop4 Diet.

To learn more, visit www.roseburnett.com

About Rose Burnett:
Rose Burnett is Certified Transformational Coach and NLP Practitioner. Yogi, gym junkie and Advanced Usui Reiki Practitioner. Founder of Drop4 Diet, Total Body Sculpting Workout for Women, and Mind Body Soul Balance Program. Organiser of ‘Mind Body Soul Balance’ Meetup Group for Women in Perth.

Rose has 20+ years business experience as an Entrepreneur, digital marketer, web developer and Project Management Professional. A passionate start-up promotor, presenter, interviewer, blogger and Organizer of the ‘Grow Your Business Online’ Meetup Group for Small Business Owners in Perth with 305+ Members.  Rose lives in Perth, Western Australia with her two grown up sons. Living each day in alignment with spirit and nature.

Press & Media Contact:
Rose Burnett
Rosemary Burnett Consulting
Perth, WA – Australia
0426 096 091
info@roseburnett.com

Drop4 Diet

Finally an Answer for the National Opioid Crisis

An at home program for curing opioid addiction with extremely high cure rates is revealed.

Sylva, NC, USA — Dr. Winn Henderson has just released this week his 41st book entitled: “Freedom From Addiction 3” which offers a treatment program which can be accomplished at home to cure opioid addiction. If the addicted individual meets three simple criteria there is a 100% cure rate.

Dr. Winn Henderson is a retired physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is the author of 41 books including The Cure of Addiction, The Four Questions, Share Your Mission, The Deposition, The Secret to Happiness, The 12 Steps, and this book, Freedom From Addiction 3. For the last 20+ years, Dr. Henderson has been counseling both in person and by telephone clients from all over the world on issues of addiction and finding one’s purpose in life. He is the host of a 17-year long radio/internet talk show: “Freedom From Addiction/Share Your Mission.” His iTunes podcast: “Freedom From Addiction” can be heard 24/7 all over the world. The doctor is immediately available for national interviews.

Media Contact:
Winn Henderson, M.D.
Freedom From Addiction
828-508-7981
winn@winnhenderson.com
http://www.freedomfromaddictionii.com

Connect. Integrate. Become One.

International Day of Yoga 21 June

Alpharetta, Georgia, US, 2017-Jun-13 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The Heartfulness Institute will mark the International Day of Yoga on 21 June with public events in various locations globally (www.heartfulness.org). The events will be held at the Institute’s meditation and retreat centres and also at other community venues in partnership with civil society and yoga organizations and Indian diplomatic missions.

Every year on 21 June the United Nations invites the global community to celebrate the life-enhancing practices of Yoga. In establishing the International Day of Yoga, the United Nations underscored the need for building better lifestyles, recognizing that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being. The UN also called for the wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising Yoga.

On the International Day of Yoga, the Heartfulness community, led by its youth, will bring together hundreds of thousands of people with the theme ‘Connect. Integrate. Become One’, in Chennai, Singapore, Hyderabad, Paris, New York, London, Toronto, Sydney and in other major metropolitan centres, as well as in many smaller cities, towns and rural areas globally. The core practices of Heartfulness are self-development tools for a modern lifestyle and for people from all walks of life. They include relaxation, heart-based meditation, cleaning and inner connection. There is no dogma or prerequisite of any kind, and no financial requirement; only the willingness and interest to try the simple, effective Heartfulness practices.

Since the beginning of 2017, the Heartfulness Institute has been offering free masterclasses in meditation, led by its global guide, Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji. More than one million people around the world, including educational, business and professional groups, have experienced the free masterclasses that are available at http://en.heartfulness.org/masterclass/.

Heartfulness is an approach to the Raja Yoga system of meditation called Sahaj Marg, founded at the turn of the 20th century and formalized into an organization in 1945. More than seventy years later, ongoing Heartfulness meditation training can be found at 2,500 schools and colleges, and over 100,000 professionals are meditating in over 3,000 corporations, non-governmental and government organizations.

Heartfulness Centres, known as HeartSpots, exist in 130 countries, supported by thousands of certified volunteer trainers. There are over 5,000 HeartSpots and over 300 retreat centres around the world where thousands of people gather to meditate (http://www.heartfulness.org/).

About Kamlesh D. Patel
Known to many as Daaji, Kamlesh D. Patel is the fourth guide in the Heartfulness tradition of meditation. He is a prolific speaker and writer, and you can read his latest writings at http://www.daaji.org/.

About Heartfulness Institute
Heartfulness Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes well-being and self-development through meditation, research and training. The Institute offers programs for individuals, local communities, corporates, government departments and the armed services, schools and colleges, rural communities and civil society groups worldwide, supported by certified trainers who are volunteers and who offer their time and expertise in this social cause.

For more information 
Email: info@heartfulness.org
Toll free numbers:India: 1-800-103-7726USA: 1-844-879-4327
Social Media: Heartfulness Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | LinkedIN | Instagram

Websites: www.heartfulness.org, www.daaji.org
Durga Nagarajan, 180 Westchester Way, Alpharetta,Georgia 30005

New All-Natural Supplement Proven to Help Prevent and Heal Liver Conditions

Highly-regarded company Kyotsujigyo Inc. recently introduced Yojyo Henshi Ko to markets outside of Japan, offering a natural-based liver supplement that is clinically proven to improve liver health.

Tokyo, Japan, June 3rd, 2017 — Highly-regarded company Kyotsujigyo Inc. recently introduced Yojyo Henshi Ko to markets outside of Japan, offering a natural-based liver supplement that is clinically proven to improve liver health.

Yojyo Henshi Ko, known as YHK, has a patented formula specifically geared toward being as natural as possible. The formula consists of the following powerful herbs: panax pseudo ginseng, euccommia ulmoides, licorice root and rhizoma polygonati. These ingredients are known in nature to have strong anti-oxidant and healing effects in the body. “Yojyo Henshi Ko is the liver therapy of nature,” said Kyotsujigyo Hong Kong Branch Manager James Ma. “Our company has more than 25 years of experience in inventing healing supplements, and YHK is one that is specifically designed for liver recovery.”

With more than 30 different clinical scientific studies conducted and many research papers published, YHK is the most advanced liver protection supplement currently available. The scientific-based supplement holds patents in the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe and China. “Our product is suitable for people with all kinds of liver problems and conditions, especially for those who have chronic liver problems,” Ma said.


Published research data collected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed.gov) indicates that YHK can help treat and prevent NASH. NASH, Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (a type of fatty liver disease), is becoming increasingly common for people who do not consume large amounts of alcohol. It is predicted to be the leading cause of liver transplants by the year 2020. This condition is caused by liver inflammation and damage due to the buildup of fat in the liver. The damage causes the liver to not work as well as it should. Additionally, NASH can cause scarring on the liver and lead to cirrhosis. Clinical data shows that YHK can strengthen and recover liver function and lower the ALT liver enzyme level.

Currently, there is no known medical treatment for NASH, which makes YHK a unique and viable option for people who suffer from liver problems. “When YHK is taken as directed, enzyme levels will lower and normalize,” said Ma, explaining YHK’s immediate results. “More than ninety percent of chronic liver disease patients saw liver improvement after 14 days of use.”

YHK has received a great deal of positive consumer feedback on its website. Customer reviews claim that the supplement does precisely what it guarantees to do, produces life-changing results, and improves health and liver function. Since it is composed of all-natural ingredients, YHK is safe to take with other medicines.

Professionally-recommended, YHK can strengthen and repair liver cells; recover and protect liver function; help the liver function properly; and prevent further damage—all with no health side effects. It is considered to be safe for long-term use.

Consumers can also experience the following benefits when taking YHK as suggested:

* Improved energy level
* Better appetite
* Improved sleep
* Improved skin
* Reduced side effects from other medications.
* Enhanced immune system
* Reduce risk of liver cancer

Kyotsujigyo was founded in the early 90’s by S.H. Sha, a Musashino University professor who specialized in health maintenance, anti-aging and disease prevention, and it is committed to helping people improve and maintain their health. The company has expertise in Japanese Kampo Medicine and many of its research work is listed in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. In addition, Kyotsujigyo is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Liaison Program.

For more information about Kyotsujigyo or YHK, visit www.kyotsujigyo.net or www.yhktherapy.com.

Press & Media Contact:
James Ma
Hong Kong Branch Manager
Kyotsujigyo
Tokyo, Japan
+852 6702 2602
mail@kyotsujigyo.net
http://www.yhktherapy.com

Algae Dynamics Corp Announces Research Agreement With University of Western Ontario to Investigate the Use of Cannabis Derivatives for the Development of Novel Pharmacotherapies for Mental Health

Algae Dynamics announces a development agreement with Western University to do research on cannabis oil in the context of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder & schizophrenia.

Toronto, Canada — ALGAE DYNAMICS CORP (OTCQB: ADYNF) (the “Company”), a development stage company focused on the development of unique health products and pharmaceuticals utilizing cannabis and algae oils, today announced a research and product development agreement with Western University to perform research on cannabis oil and its constituents in the context of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia. This is the second of the recently announced research agreements with Canadian universities involving cannabis oil research. This announcement brings Algae Dynamics total university research contributions to $1.6 million for both programs.

This announcement follows the Company’s previously announced new strategic initiative to explore the extraction of oils from other botanicals, most notably cannabis, and to seek product development and formulation opportunities that combine the benefits of algae and cannabis oils. This research agreement will directly support this initiative and will “focus on translational pharmaceutical research, with a specific focus on identifying how specific phytochemical compounds found in cannabis, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoid-derived terpenoids and other potential phytochemical derivatives of cannabis may serve as novel pharmacological treatments for symptoms associated with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia.”

Paul Ramsay, Chairman and President of the Company said, “With this research agreement, we are building upon the previously announced strategic initiative into the use of extracts from cannabis oil, in conjunction with algae oil, to develop unique health products and formulations. In our previous press release, we outlined a three-part approach, the first being Research and Development work with Canadian universities. This is the second of such research agreements relating to the use of botanical extracts including cannabinoids that we expect to employ”.

The investigator leading the research is Dr. Steven Laviolette, a Professor and Neuroscientist in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Dr. Laviolette is a leader in the study of cannabinoids in mental health. Dr. Laviolette’s research team has previously made numerous fundamental discoveries related to how cannabinoids impact and may serve as treatments for mental health disorders including schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Dr. Laviolette’s primary research focus is in characterizing how specific phytochemical derivatives of cannabis may interact with specific brain pathways and molecular mechanisms whereby they may improve symptoms associated with various mental health disorders. Research from Dr. Laviolette’s team has been published in the top neuroscience and psychiatry journals in the world. His full profile may be seen on the Western University, website http://www.uwo.ca:

http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/anatomy/people/bios/faculty/laviolette_steve.html

The Company’s contribution to the four-year Sponsored Research Agreement, which commences April 1, 2017 and terminates March 30, 2021, is C$250,000 per year. The Company believes, from past experience, that it will be able to leverage the research expenditures with matching scientific grants pursuant to programs of various branches of government. The Company will be responsible for the filing of patents relating to this research and will own such patents if and when issued. The Company has agreed to make payments to the University upon filing of each patent, when each patent is issued, after first commercial sale and when gross sales reach C$1,000,000. There are no ongoing royalty payments, relating to the use of the patents. The workplan may be extended and modified to achieve best outcomes which may include 1) delegating specific research areas of research work that require additional technologies to appropriate providers; and 2) engaging research collaborators to extend the research into additional areas of benefit to the Company.

The Company’s core product development strategy has been the production of high volume specific algae species and extraction of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which is the foundation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. The extracted algae Omega 3 oil with high concentrations of DHA is used as a health supplement product. In light of the potential synergies, the Company has developed its strategy which is aimed at developing new products and formulations that combine the health benefits of algae and cannabis oils.

As reported earlier, the Company is continuing to seek opportunities to partner with or take ownership in existing Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) licensed producers to allow for access to the marketplace.

About Algae Dynamics Corp
ADC is currently engaged in the development of unique health products and pharmaceuticals that utilize hemp, cannabis and algae oils. This is an extension of our plan to commercialize our proprietary BioSilo® algae cultivation system for the high volume, low cost production of pure contaminant-free algae biomass which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. We have engaged two Canadian universities to provide research into the use of extracts from cannabis oil, which we plan to use to develop products that combine the significant health benefits of Omega-3s derived from algae oil and extracts from cannabis oil. Our research is focusing on the use of cannabis oil in the context of cancer, and the use of cannabis derivatives for the development of novel pharmacotherapies for mental health.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Paul Ramsay
Phone: 289-997-6740
Email: ramsay(at)algaedynamics.com
http://www.algaedynamics.com