Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

New Book By Award-Winning Author Offers An Innovative Approach To Bullying Epidemic

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It, a guide to emotional intelligence and recovery for teens and adults who have been bullied or abused, aims to save the lives of teens who have been bullied and reduce the incidence of bullying by teaching readers how to manage emotions.

A new offering by award-winning author Katherine Mayfield, Bullied (Maine Authors Publishing, 91 pp., $ 10.95) teaches teens the skills and tools of emotional intelligence, and offers a simple four-step plan that readers can use to manage their feelings and express them in a healthy way; tips for coping with bullies; hotlines and advice for teens who are considering suicide; suggestions for raising self-esteem; quotes from famous people; and interviews with psychologists and adults who were bullied in childhood and took steps to recover from the trauma.

PsychologyToday.com writes of Bullied, “In less than 100 pages, this book can help people through the challenge of being a bullying victim.” The Nashua Telegraph hails the book as “A compelling and insightful expose into the damage bullying can do to a childs self-esteem.” According to the ThePowerofMoms.com, Bullied is “a great tool to start the conversation with your kids on what bullying truly looks like and how they can look it straight in the face and fight back.”

“Despite the tremendous efforts that have been made to stop the bullying epidemic, bullying is still a huge issue in many schools. Regulations and anti-bullying laws are only partially successful,” Mayfield says. “What’s missing is emotional intelligenceattention to the human side of the situation: the hearts and souls of bullies and their victims. Until the emotional side of the issue is addressed, the epidemic will most likely continue.”

Michelle Baker, Director of Education of Blaze My Trail Youth Programs, writes in the Foreword to Bullied, “I dearly wish this book had been available to me, my family, and my school when I was growing up.”

Bullied is available on Amazon, and can also be purchased through the authors website, http://www.katherine-mayfield.com, or the publisher, Maine Authors Publishing (http://www.MaineAuthorsPublishing.com).

Mayfield is the author of the award-winning memoir The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self, her own story of recovery from emotional abuse and bullying in childhood. The Box of Daughter won awards in both the 2012 Readers Favorite Book Awards and the 2012 New England Book Festival, and was nominated as a Finalist in the 2013 Maine Literary Awards. Her other books include Smart Actors, Foolish Choices and Acting A to Z, both published by Back Stage Books; a book of poetry, The Box of Daughter and Other Poems; and the Kindle book Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade. She blogs on Dysfunctional Families on her website,http://www.TheBoxofDaughter.com.

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New Orleans Alcohol Rehab Launches New Video as Part of Client-Friendly Website


New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

A New Orleans alcohol rehab center is pleased to announce that a new video is now available for viewing on the website for Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers.

This video offers phone numbers, contact information and hope for people looking to break away from their alcohol addiction right now.

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New York Drug Detox Center Launches New Program Aimed at Individuals Abusing Marijuana


NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

A New York drug detox center is launching a program to help adults and adolescents reduce their chronic dependency on marijuana through Medical Drug Detox Center.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2012, among persons aged 12 or older, an estimated 1.4 million first-time past year marijuana users initiated prior to the age of 18. This estimate was similar to the corresponding estimate in 2011 (1.5 million). The estimated 1.4 million persons in 2012 who initiated prior to the age of 18 represented the majority (57.3 percent) of the 2.4 million recent marijuana initiates.

For anyone believing that getting heavily involved with drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs are a good way to live, then maybe drug detox might be a better alternative.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. Support is available for those seeking a simpler way of life. Marijuana, opiates, Oxycontin and benzodiazepines turns well-functioning individuals into non-functioning ones over a period of time.

Drug addicts and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance. They medicate themselves so that life’s issues become secondary and unimportant. Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the detox process. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Recent News Surrounding Pain Medication Has Some Consumers Nervous About Safety


Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

As the American population ages, pain has become more prevalent. Pain affects more than 30 percent of people in the U.S.(1), which is more than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. The most common types of pain amongst Americans include lower back, joint and muscle pain.(2) Recent news surrounding pain medication has some consumers nervous about safety.

Safety Concerns for Pain Products

A recent study published in The Lancet, shows high dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may double the risk of heart attacks and heart failure, and NSAIDs may also cause damage to the liver and kidneys, and raise the risk of high blood pressure in certain populations.(3) Also, a recent report on the dangers of acetaminophen showed that approximately 150 Americans die each year from acetaminophen poisoning(4), and that as many as 78,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room annually due to acetaminophen overdose.(5) Whats concerning is that many people dont even consider the risks of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. According to a Pharmacy Times survey, 43% of the consumers who take OTC analgesics are not aware of the potential adverse events.(6)

But its not just OTC products that cause concern. Prescription drugs can have dangerous side effects as well. In fact, more than 200,000 emergency department visits for opioid misuse or abuse were reported among women between 2004 and 2010.(7) Shockingly, drug poisoning has superseded motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of injury death in the country.(8) These deaths are mainly in the form of overdoses from prescription drugs.(9)

Alternative Options for Pain Relief

Due to the risk associated with pain relief products, complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are becoming more popular. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 40 percent of adults report using CAM, and physicians too are embracing CAM therapy often combining it with traditional therapy.(10)

Many physicians recommend traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for musculoskeletal pain without taking into account the serious side effects, such as gastrointestinal bleeding and increased cardiovascular disease risks, said Steven Sampson, DO, of the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, CA. But safer and effective options do exist. For example, I recommend Traumeel

Boise City Treatment Center Announces Adult, Adolescent Program to Stop Heroin Addiction


Boise City, ID (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

A Boise City treatment center is announcing that it is launching a new program aimed toward stopping heroin addiction through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates in 2012, there were 156,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. This estimated number in 2012 was similar to the numbers in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to 2011 (ranging from 106,000 to 187,000), but was higher than the numbers in 2003 and 2006 (92,000 and 90,000, respectively). The 2012 average age at first use among recent heroin initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.0 years, which was similar to the 2011 estimate (22.1 years).

Heroin is just one of many drugs that the treatment center helps people put in their past. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs.

Entering the Boise City rehab gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

An initial step is detoxification from all mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported, guided and nurtured through these initial hours and days free from their drug of choice.

Once people leave the treatment center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors.

For more information on the treatment center in Boise City, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







Dr. Tariq Drabu and Colleagues Support Mouth Cancer Action Month


(PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Dr. Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and renowned specialist. He spoke recently from his practice, The Langley Dental Practice, in Middleton, Manchester. Talking about Mouth Cancer Action Month, he said, Many of my colleagues, and my staff and I, supported Mouth Cancer Action. This was a month of activities where thousands of health professionals all over the UK joined forces to encourage their own local community to attend screenings for mouth cancer. The British dental community were also fully on board, supporting the project fully.

Dr. Tariq Drabu, dentist and educational mentor for over 25 years, is dedicated to doing all he can to prevent further unnecessary deaths as a result of mouth cancer. He said, Cases of this painful and debilitating disease have sadly increased by over 50 percent in fewer than fifteen years! This is a shocking statistic. I will support any activity my team and I can be part of, which will address this situation, and help to educate people about the dangers of mouth cancer, and about practicing good oral hygiene.

Tariq Drabu, dentist and teacher, was referring to his own teams recent activities, and to an article recently published by the DBG website. The article, which gives more information about Mouth Cancer Action month, can be read here.

Tariq Drabu, leading dentist and teacher, is much admired and respected for his tireless dedication and commitment to preventing mouth cancer. He leads a wonderful team of highly qualified and dedicated staff in his Langley Dental Practice, and they too are behind him, supporting him in his mission to continue educating people about good oral health. He told us, This is a family practice and we look after the dental health of all members of the family. As such, it is our responsibility to ensure that every care and effort has been taken to improve the oral health of our patients, and to prevent serious oral health issues from developing or going undiagnosed.

The month of activities was run by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF). This years month long campaign was designed to focus upon the importance of early detection of mouth cancers. As the owner of a leading Manchester dental practice, Tariq Drabu is dentist to patients who have previously developed symptoms of mouth cancer.

He truly understands first-hand the damage and pain this disease can cause. He said, By attending regular check-ups with your dentist, and by going for screening, early detection can save lives! I am so passionate about this subject. Sadly over 25 years, my colleagues and I have seen too many people suffer. We are determined to do all we can to slow down the instances of this disease. As part of our routine dental checkups we are always examining patients for any signs of mouth cancer. We also record smoking and alcohol consumption and issue preventative advice as necessary.

The article shared shocking statistics collated by Cancer Research UK which indicates that in 2010 over 6,500 people were diagnosed with an oral cancer and sadly, over 2,000 patients died from the disease in 2011. Tariq Drabu, renowned dentist to hundreds of families in Manchester, understands the pain and upset this type of diagnosis can cause.

He closed by saying, Studies by our leading scientific researchers, and by Cancer Research UK, show that early detection of mouth cancer can dramatically improve survival rates by as much as 90%. This is a figure that cannot be ignored. People need to know, and understand how to keep themselves healthy, and address any problems as soon as they appear.

About Dr. Tariq Drabu

Dr. Tariq Drabu is a highly experienced and well known Manchester dentist and GDC registrant. He is accredited as a Specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council. Dr. Tariq Drabu practices at his Langley Dental Practice in Manchester. Dr. Drabu is a leading name in dentistry, with 25 years experience in both general practice and hospital dentistry. Dr. Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. He is a specialist staff member at The UCLan Dental Clinic







Cognichoice Offers Recovering Addicts a Hand with New Mobile App


(PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Cognichoice(R), a health IT startup, announced that it will release New2Recovery(TM), a mobile application that helps newly recovering addicts and alcoholics manage self-destructive thoughts and behavior. The app acts like a virtual support person or sponsor, reinforcing positive choices on-the-go, helping users navigate complex feelings and keep in touch with their support networks through text, email, and social media.

Release of New2Recovery is expected by year’s end for Android devices for free through Google Play.

According to Cognichoice’s co-founder, Anne Giles, M.A., M.S., “There’s no sure formula or guarantee for staying clean and sober, but we’ve done our best to assist with New2Recovery. It helps app users help themselves change what they used to do into what they want to do.”

According to Katherine W. “Wren” Starkey, Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty area in addictions, “New2Recovery makes concrete what seems abstract when people enter recovery from addictions. They need to be able to identify their feelings, relate them to thoughts or impulses, and be still with them without altering them quickly or chemically.”

Seed funding for development of New2Recovery came from over 50 contributors raising over $ 5000 through health innovation crowdfunding site Health Tech Hatch founded by Patricia Salber, M.D. “We were impressed with the heartfelt support of the campaign’s contributors and Anne’s passion to offer health apps that are meaningful to users,” said Dr. Salber.

New2Recovery is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional advice. Please consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical and professional advice.

About New2Recovery

New2Recovery(TM) is a mobile application for those newly or early in recovery from addictions. New2Recovery will be released for Android devices for free through Google Play. New2Recovery is from Cognichoice(R), a line of personal awareness and social sharing software applications based on the principle that awareness of feelings and thoughts within the context of social support can foster conscious, healthy choices.

New2Recovery was developed by Vision Point Systems and published by Handshake Media, Incorporated. New2Recovery is informed by a synthesis of best practices for addictions recovery, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, 12-step recovery and additional evidence-based supportive processes.

For more information, please see http://www.new2recovery.com.

About Vision Point Systems

Vision Point Systems is a creative, expert technology and engineering firm driven by intense customer service focus, rigorous process management, and an unwavering determination that solves customers’ most difficult problems resulting in strong, long-lasting business relationships.

For more information, please see http://www.visionpointsystems.com.

About Handshake Media

Handshake Media, Incorporated is a communications technology company specializing in public relations services and mobile technologies to generate market awareness and market action for its business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Handshake Media, Incorporated is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and is a member of VT KnowledgeWorks.

For more information, please see http://handshake20.com/handshakemedia.html.







Aluronix Technologies Inc. Announces Patented SSRB Technology for Enhancing Hyaluronic Acid Products


Montreal, QC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Aluronix Technologies Inc. has announced a new, patented method for significantly enhancing the effectiveness of Hyaluronic Acid health products. Using this patented SSRB technology, Aluronix will soon release a complete line of superior Hyaluronic Acid supplements for a variety of health concerns.

Aluronixs patented SSRB technology offers consumers a superior product by allowing consumers to enjoy more of Hyaluronic Acids health benefits. First, Auronixs products will offer increased bioavailability, allowing the body to better process the Hyaluronan. Second, Aluronixs products will be blended with other bioactive ingredients to help deliver Hyaluronic Acid to where its needed most.

Were very excited about this break through, said Dr. Felix Polyak, President of Aluronix Technologies Inc. Our team of scientists and researchers have isolated some key elements of creating the superior Hyaluronic Acid products, and with our patented SSRB technology, we will be able to offer a higher quality of Hyaluronic Acid products that are unmatched the world over.

Aluronixs technology augments the bioavailability and absorption of other health additives that are blended with Hyaluronic Acid to better target different bodily systems.

While the body usually absorbs only a fraction of the orally delivered compound from any other supplement, Aluronixs products offer a bioavailability of up to 90% and higher. This offers consumers both cost-savings and better health benefits.

The companys patented SSRB technology achieves enhanced bioavailability by stabilizing Hyaluronic Acid molecules and prolonging their lifespan in the body. This allows the full dosage of both Hyaluronan and the other bioactive ingredients to be metabolized. The end result is that Aluronix customers will enjoy both greater value and health benefits than they would with other Hyaluronic Acid products.

Aluronixs SSRB technology will also ensure that the dose will be targeted to where it is needed most by blending it with other bioactive ingredients. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally throughout the body, and is key factor in promoting the health and healing of several bodily systems. Consequently, many different bodily systems often compete with each other to absorb Hyaluronic Acid, which can significantly reduced the desired effect of.

Aluronix has solved this problem by blending Hyaluronic Acid with other bioactive ingredients on the molecular level to ensure that it is delivered to where it is needed most. Aluronixs technology also increases the bioavailability of these bioactives to 90% and higher much in the same way it increases the bioavailability of the Hyaluronan itself.

Drawing on the increased bioavailability and targeted deliver offered by its patented technology, Aluronix will soon launch several different Hyaluronic Acid products. These will include joint care, body detox, skin rejuvenation and anti-aging products. Aluronix will soon begin production on its line of products to be made available across North America and Europe.

About Aluronix Tecnologies Inc.

Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aluronix Technologies Inc. is committed to the manufacturing and distribution of the most advanced health supplements possible. Through advanced research and development, its laboratories are continually developing new methods for enhancing the benefits and effectiveness of different health products.







Dr. Marlon Sukal Named Program Director and Chair of The Chicago Schools Online Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Dr. Sukal offers significant experience in action research methodologies, strategic planning, talent selection and management, organizational leadership, and data analysis strategies. His research interests and expertise include work-life balance, diversity management, telecommuting work arrangements, virtual team dynamics, person-organization fit, work compensation models, minority entrepreneurship, artificial neural networks, and leadership and social competencies. He is also an avid proponent of innovative software for pedagogical and career advances.

Were delighted to have such an experienced Director as Dr. Sukal in this position, confirms Dr. Michael Barr, Dean of Academic Affairs, Executive Director, and Associate Professor at The Chicago School He is sure to be an asset to every student that works with him.

Dr. Sukal heads The Chicago Schools online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track Program, where students learn the human side of corporations and organizations while they develop consulting skills and work to build more effective corporations through increased organizational productivity and development. The program combines theory with hands-on practice and can be completed in as little as 22 months.

For more information about the online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track Program, visit: http://psychology.thechicagoschool.edu/masters-industrial-organizational-psychology.

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 17 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit http://www.thechicagoschool.edu.