Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

Too Young for Technology? What Parents and Child Care Providers Should Know About the Use of Digital Media for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

Child Trends’ Senior Scholar, Kristin Anderson Moore, will host a 60-minute panel discussion on what parents and child care providers should know about the use of digital media for toddlers and preschoolers.


Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child;

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Infant and Child Lab at Temple University, and author of Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Children Really Learn & Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less;

Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content for Education, Research and Outreach at Sesame Workshop

To view webcast: https://new.livestream.com/childtrends/totsntech.

Long Term Heroin Addiction Leads to Physical Changes in the Brain, Study Says

Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

A recent study has found that for people who use heroin over a long period of time, changes have been seen in the genes that determine brain function. As changes to a genetic structure tend to be permanent, it is important for people looking to seek treatment to enter into a detox center such as Harbor Village.

As reported by U.S. News on November 11, researchers were able to examine the brains of deceased heroin users to examine what, if any changes had occurred both structurally and at the molecular level. The results were interesting in that the area of the brain known as the striatum was shown to have changed. This area of the brain has been seen to have a role in drug abuse.

Even more interesting, this data shows that changes are made in the brain of addicts that go far beyond just addiction. “Our study addresses a critical gap in our knowledge about heroin addiction because we cannot often directly study the brains of addicted humans,” senior author Yasmin Hurd, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City, said in a society news release. Our results provide important insights into how human brains change in response to long-term heroin use, and give us the knowledge to help treat this dangerous disease.

Studies such as this could eventually change the way we think of addiction and the ways that we go about treating it. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/11/11/study-probes-heroin-addictions-effect-on-the-brain

When someone is struggling with a drug addiction, it is crucial that they seek out the professional counseling and assistance offered at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows their clients to undergo private drug treatment in a luxurious and secure, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

Drug abuse can create many health issues and cause you to lose everything. We ask that anyone who suffers from this dependency to contact a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process, said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900

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Miami, FL


William H. Foster to Succeed Robert J. Lindsey as President and CEO of NCADD

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has appointed William H. Foster, PhD, recent Dean of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and former President and CEO of CASAColumbia, to be Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of NCADD succeeding Robert J. Lindsey, who is retiring from the position following nearly a decade of leadership of this vital national asset.

Greg Muth, NCADD Board Chair stated, NCADD is extremely grateful to Bob Lindsey for the passion he brought to our mission, his thoughtful leadership and his compassion and concern for those affected by alcoholism and drug dependence.

Global Chip on Board LED Market 2014-2018: Worldwide Industry Share, Investment Trends, Growth, Size, Strategy And Forecast Research Report 2018

Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

Global Chip on Board LED Market 2014-2018

Global Chip on Board LED market to grow at a CAGR of 40.71 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the declining ASP of LEDs. The Global Chip on Board LED market has also been witnessing the increasing demand of COB LED in general lighting applications. However, the fluctuating global economic conditions could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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Global Chip on Board LED Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the APAC and the EMEA regions, and the Americas; it also covers the Global Chip on Board LED market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The key vendors dominating this market space are Citizen Electronics co. Ltd., Cree Inc., Nichia Corp., Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Philips Lumileds Lighting Co., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd., Lumens Co. Ltd., and LG Innotek Co. Ltd.

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Key questions answered in this report:

What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?

What are the key market trends?

What is driving this market?

What are the challenges to market growth?

Who are the key vendors in this market space?

What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. List of Abbreviations

3. Scope of the Report

3.1 Market Overview

3.2 Product Offerings

4. Market Research Methodology

4.1 Market Research Process

4.2 Research Methodology

5. Introduction

6. Market Landscape

6.1 Market Overview

6.2 Technology Landscape

6.3 Market Size and Forecast

6.4 Five Forces Analysis

7. Market Segmentation by Application

7.1 Global COB LED Market by Application 2013

7.2 Global COB LED Market for General Lighting

7.2.1 Market Size and Forecast

7.3 Global COB LED Market for Automotive Lighting

7.3.1 Market Size and Forecast

7.4 Global COB LED Market for Backlighting

7.4.1 Market Size and Forecast

8. Geographical Segmentation

8.1 Global COB LED Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013

8.2 COB LED Market in the APAC Region

8.2.1 Market Size and Forecast

8.3 COB LED Market in the EMEA Region

8.3.1 Market Size and Forecast

8.4 COB LED Market in the Americas

8.4.1 Market Size and Forecast

9. Key Leading Countries

9.1 China

9.2 Taiwan

10. Buying Criteria

11. Market Growth Drivers

12. Drivers and their Impact

13. Market Challenges

14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

15. Market Trends

16. Trends and their Impact

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17. Vendor Landscape

17.1 Competitive Scenario

17.2 Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd.

17.2.1 Key News

Product Launch

Global Strategy

17.3 Cree Inc.

17.3.1 Key News

Product Launch

Global Strategy

17.4 Nichia Corp.

17.4.1 Key News

Global Strategy

17.5 Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH

17.5.1 Key News

Global Strategy

17.6 Philips Lumileds Lighting Co.

17.6.1 Key News

Product Launch

Global Strategy

17.7 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

17.7.1 Key News

Product Launch

Global Strategy

17.8 Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.

17.8.1 Key News

Global Strategy

17.9 Other Prominent Vendors

18. Key Vendor Analysis

18.1 Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd.

18.1.1 Business Overview

18.1.2 Business Segmentation

18.1.3 Key Information

18.1.4 SWOT Analysis

18.2 Cree Inc.

18.2.1 Business Overview

18.2.2 Business Segmentation

18.2.3 Key Information

18.2.4 SWOT Analysis

18.3 Nichia Corp.

18.3.1 Business Overview

18.3.2 Business Segmentation

18.3.3 Key Information

18.3.4 SWOT Analysis

18.4 Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH

18.4.1 Business Overview

18.4.2 Business Segmentation

18.4.3 Key Information

18.4.4 SWOT Analysis

18.5 Philips Lumileds Lighting Co.

18.5.1 Business Overview

18.5.2 Business Segmentation

18.5.3 Key Information

18.5.4 SWOT Analysis

18.6 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

18.6.1 Business Overview

18.6.2 Business Segmentation

18.6.3 Key Information

18.6.4 SWOT Analysis

18.7 Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd.

18.7.1 Business Overview

18.7.2 Business Segmentation

18.7.3 Key Information

18.7.4 SWOT Analysis

19. Other Reports in this Series

Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology

Exhibit 2: Global COB LED Market by Application Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 3: Global COB LED Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 4: Global COB LED Market Segmentation by Application 2013

Exhibit 5: Global COB LED Market Segmentation by Application 2013-2018

Exhibit 6: Global COB LED Market for General Lighting 2013-2018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 7: Global COB LED Market for Automotive Lighting 2013-2018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 8: Global COB LED Market for Backlighting 2013-2018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 9: Global COB LED Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 10: Global COB LED Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018

Exhibit 11: COB LED Market in the APAC Region 2013-2018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 12: COB LED Market in the EMEA Region 2013-3018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 13: COB LED Market in the Americas 2013-3018 (US$ billion)

Exhibit 14: Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd. Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 15: Cree Inc. Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 16: Nichia Corp. Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 17: Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 18: Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 19: Samsung LED Business Segmentation 2013

Exhibit 20: Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. Business Segmentation 2013

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A New Day Rehab Reaches Out to More Victims of Substance Abuse

North Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

A New Day Rehab has announced their plans to get the word out to more victims of substance abuse across the USA. Beginning with a new website and company look, they are seeking to help patients that are serious about their recovery. Mike Slinskey, owner of the center stated by creating our new modern look; we can more accurately portray our image.

A New Day takes on a different approach to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction than the typical rehabilitation center and program which is considered by many to be totally impersonal. A New Day is a small facility and they limit the number of patients that they take on at any given time. In addition to drug and alcohol rehab, we also address those with a dual diagnosis where an anxiety or emotional issue is a contributing factor to the addiction said Slinskey. It is impossible to address the root causes of addiction when these other issues are not considered. Many of the larger treatment centers focus on just the addiction and not the underlying causes Slinskey added.

According to the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Thats approximately one in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 which is a staggering number. These numbers support the need for better, more focused opportunities for addiction victims to recover. Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG Initiative further reported that only 11 percent of those with an addiction receive treatment. It is staggering and unacceptable that so many Americans are living with an untreated chronic disease and cannot access treatment.

According to Mr. Slinskey, Drug and Alcohol addiction and emotional disorders are a fact of our time and the mission of A New Day Rehab is to help our patients get clean and sober and maintain long term sobriety.


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A New Day is an addiction treatment center specializing in the treatment of alcohol and drug addictions while paying close attention to patients that have been dually diagnosed with anxiety, emotional or mental disorders. The center provides a healing atmosphere on Singer Island in Palm Beach, Florida and encourages family participation in the recovery process. To learn more please visit us online at http://www.anewdayrehab.com or call us toll-free at 888-321-0045.

Chinese Solar Photovoltaic 2013: Worldwide Industry Share, Investment Trends, Growth, Size, Strategy And Forecast Research Report 2016 Available at Marketresearchreports

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Export Analysis of Chinese Solar Photovoltaic Products, 3Q 2013

European Union safeguard activities like anti-dumping and anti-subsidy had forced Chinese solar PV (Photovoltaic) makers to fast clear their inventories before April 2013; as a result, China’s exports to European Union were reduced in May and June and continued under pressure in the third quarter of 2013.

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Asia is gradually taking over the place of Europe, becoming the major export destination for Chinese solar PV products, especially Japan.

Importance of the United States and other emerging markets on Chinese solar PV makers has become increasing manifest

Japan continues to take the lion’s share of Chinese solar PV exports; price competition in the Japanese solar PV market is intensifying, thereby affecting sales of Japanese branded modules and battery cells manufactured by Taiwanese makers

Based on the exports information disclosed by General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, it is observed that there are growing numbers of Chinese solar PV makers exporting their products to JVs and their contract partners situated in Southeast Asia, India, and Turkey, as evidenced by the increasing number of semi-products and transited countries.

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Unique collaboration benefits community and psychiatric patients at the same time

(PRWEB) December 09, 2013

The relationship between AltaPointe Health Systems and the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine (COM) is long-standing and one-of-a-kind. It is similar to those between community mental health centers (CMHC) and medical colleges psychiatry departments across the country where residents and medical students do some of their training at the CMHC. However, the AltaPointe-USA relationship is truly unique for one major reason.

To my knowledge ours is the nations only university based training program where the attending psychiatrists of a behavioral healthcare organization comprise of the entire psychiatry department faculty, Sandra Parker, M.D., and AltaPointe Chief Medical Officer said. This collaborative effort has benefitted our two organizations, the medical profession and the larger community for nine years now.

The alliance began with clinical rotations and quickly expanded into teaching and a full residency program. Today, AltaPointe psychiatrists serve as the faculty for the USA College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Before AltaPointe stepped in, Parker said the university was thinking about doing away with the psychiatric residency program. I felt very strongly that the program should be kept, especially since there are so few psychiat4ristist in the United States and in Alabama, in particular. The only other psychiatric residency program in the state is at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), Parker said.

When the decision was made for the program to continue, AltaPointe became the Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with USA College of Medicine. Psychiatrist, J. Luke Engeriser, MD, serves as USA College of Medicine Residency Program Director as well as AltaPointe Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

The residents have the best of both worlds, Engeriser explained, a program associated with a strong academic medical school and having their core clinical experiences within the rich, real-world community mental health environment of AltaPointe. Residents have exposure to an amazingly diverse patient population and broad array of clinical environments within the AltaPointe system.

Most important of all, the collaboration has profited the patients. It is good for AltaPointes patients to have an opportunity to be exposed to, and receive outstanding care from, very bright, enthusiastic students and residents as well as dedicated attending physicians, Parker added.

“The creation of an academic environment at AltaPointe has enabled Dr. Parker to recruit an outstanding staff of psychiatrists who, in turn, have done a superb job of training the next generation of physicians,” Dr. William Bogan Brooks, director of the University of South Alabama Medical Student Slerkship.

Other benefits include: PA, CRNP students rotate here, too; collaboration benefits recruitment; future leaders in psychiatry emerge from program.

For more information on the partnership visit, http://www.altapointe.org

New Residential Post-Acute Facility Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Opens in Mount Dora; Expected to Employ 175

Mount Dora, Florida (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

NeuLife Neurological Services announces the opening of a residential post-acute program providing care and offering specialized services to individuals with catastrophic injuries and challenging diagnoses, with a focus on moving the clients from trauma to independence.

NeuLife currently employs 20 full-time staff. At full-capacity, the facility will serve 54 clients and employ up to 175 professionals and para-professionals.

NeuLife meets the needs of a large percentage of individuals who are underserved following a traumatic injury, said Wayne Pless, President of Case Management Consulting. In a state-of-the-art facility, like none I have ever seen in my 20 years working as a medical case manager, the team at NeuLife successfully maximizes outcomes while containing costs for the funding sources. I am impressed with the clear focus and attention to every detail that management has used in the development of this program.

Care Plans are developed and implemented by NeuLifes professional staff that includes a board certified physiatrist who serves as medical director, board certified psychiatrist, neuropsychologists, board certified behavior analyst, trauma social worker, speech language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, vocational evaluator, nutritionist and registered nurses.

A comprehensive evaluation, which includes each clients personal goals and preferences as well as clinical needs, is conducted by the clinical team at NeuLife. Care may include specialized therapies and nursing services, wellness care including exercise, diet and nutrition, training in activities of daily living, psychological and adjustment counseling services, and various medical services. All services are specific to each individual served at NeuLife.

Each fully-accessible room includes a large bathroom with a roll-in shower and large closet. There are several family gathering areas to offer a living-room type setting for relatives and friends. On 43 acres, patients can experience a home and community environment with training kitchens and laundry rooms, a therapeutic recreational room equipped with ping-pong, air hockey and pool tables, a large exercise room, a bistro, several Wii and PlayStation areas, a non-denominational chapel, surround-sound theatre, volleyball, tetherball and basketball courts, pet therapy, horses and nature trails. All environments and activities are therapeutically designed to enhance learned skills.

NeuLife is privately owned and operated. New clients are now being accepted and must be 18 years of age. Referrals can be made by workers compensation and liability adjusters, nurse case managers, hospitals and trauma centers, acute rehabilitation facilities and other residential programs.

NeuLife is located 35 minutes from Orlando at 2725 Robie Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida 32757. Site visits and tours are available by appointment. For more information about NeuLife call 800-626-3876, email Info(at)NeuLifeRehab(dot)com or visit NeuLifeRehab.com. Para m

Houston Pain Management Clinic, Inclusive Wellness, Now Offering Over 10 Effective Arthritis Treatments

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

Top Houston pain management clinic, Inclusive Wellness, is now offering over ten effective nonoperative arthritis treatments. The treatments span both medication management and interventional pain treatments with the therapies being offered by Board Certified Houston pain management doctors. For more information and scheduling, call (832) 699-0676.

Arthritis affects tens of millions of Americans, and it frequently leads to chronic pain and reduced ability to perform recreational activities. As a last resort, joint replacements may be undertaken. However, joint replacements arent meant to last forever.

At Inclusive Wellness, Houston pain management doctors perform numerous interventional treatments for arthritis. These may include joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, trigger point injections and more. Medications offered are individualized to each patient and include options for oral or topical NSAIDS, muscle relaxers, or opiates. Bracing and physical therapy are offered as well.

With these multiple options, the success rates for arthritis pain relief are very high. Patients are often able to avoid or delay the need for joint replacement surgery with the available treatment options. Joint replacement should always be considered a last resort, elective option. At Inclusive Wellness, these options help complete a comprehensive nonoperative treatment regimen.

Most insurance is accepted at Inclusive Wellness, including PPOs, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and self pay. For scheduling assistance call (832) 699-0676.

Gambling TV Advertising – The DRTV Centre Responds To Ofcom’s News That TV Ads For Gambling Have Increased Sixfold In Just Six Years

London (PRWEB UK) 9 December 2013

The DRTV Centre reviews the implications of last month’s research into TV gambling advertising, commissioned by media regulator Ofcom (see http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2013/11/19/ofcom-publishes-research-on-tv-gambling-adverts/). The research reveals that 1.39m gambling TV spots were transmitted in the UK in 2012, compared with just 234,000 in 2007.


TV commercials for gambling were permitted following the Gambling Act 2005, which came into force in September 2007. Prior to then, the only gambling advertising that was permitted was for bingo premises, football pools and the National Lottery.

Since September 2007, betting and gaming companies have been allowed to advertise in all media. The introduction of strict content rules has ensured that they can only do so in a socially responsible way. The advertising rules place special emphasis on protecting children and other vulnerable people.

TV scripts and other advertisements for gambling must not:

portray, condone or encourage gambling behaviour that is socially irresponsible or could lead to financial, social or emotional harm

be likely to be of particular appeal to under 18s, especially by reflecting or being associated with youth culture

suggest that gambling can be a solution to financial concerns, an alternative to employment or a way to achieve financial security

exploit the susceptibilities, aspirations, credulity, inexperience or lack of knowledge of children, young persons or other vulnerable persons

link gambling to seduction, sexual success or enhanced attractiveness

Advertisers who breach the regulations face referral by the ASA to Ofcom or the Gambling Commission for additional sanctions.

Recent Rapid Growth

Between 2005 and 2012 the total number of television ad spots shown almost doubled from 17.4m to 34.2m spots over this period the proportion of spots accounted for by Gambling commercials increased from 0.5% to 4.1%.

TV spots for gambling were seen on average 12 times a week by UK adults. Children were also exposed to them on a regular basis: