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Narconon Freedom Center Focuses on Prescription Warnings During National Safety Month


Albion, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

The National Safety Council sponsors the month of June as National Safety Month. As part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Safety Council cites injuries as a leading cause of disability for Americans of all ages, as well as a leading cause of death for those aged 1 to 44. The agency also notes that many injuries can be prevented when safe practices are implemented.

Safety Issues

During National Safety Month, people are encouraged to become informed as to the important safety issues highlighted as those worthy of attention and raised awareness. Issues cited specifically included prescription drug abuse.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Some prescription drugs, commonly referred to as “medications,” have psychoactive or mind-altering properties. For this reason, these drugs lend themselves to use and abuse by individuals taking them for non-medical reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a prescribing doctor.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Research Report on How Many People Abuse Prescription Drugs that was published in October of 2011, prescription drugs as well as OTC (over-the-counter) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by Americans aged 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/trends-in-prescription-drug-abuse/how-many-people-abuse-prescription-drugs

The organization goes onto say that the most commonly abused prescription drugs are the class of opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin or Vicodin, the stimulant prescription drugs used for treating ADHD such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall, and the CNS (Central Nervous System) depressants used for anxiety relief, such as Xanax or Valium.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Topics in Brief Prescription Drug Abuse piece, published December 2011, says that the most commonly abused OTC (over-the counter) drugs are the cold and cough medicines which contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant which has the potential for abuse as a recreational drug due to its euphoric and hallucinogenic properties when used in high doses. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/prescription-drug-abuse

Narconon Freedom Center’s Warning

As a long-term residential drug rehab facility in Michigan dedicated to helping addicts reclaim their lives from addiction, the executives and staff of Narconon Freedom Center have extensive experience in the consequences of prescription drug abuse, and the dangers of easily becoming addicted to these narcotic painkillers.

In an effort to raise awareness and help to prevent the suffering and heartache caused by prescription drug abuse and addition, Narconon Freedom Center cautions people that it is a misconception that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs, emphasizing that they are potentially highly addictive, put the user at risk of adverse health effects, and when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs can result in overdose and death.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Narconon Freedom Center also sends its message of prevention actions which people can take in an effort to remain safe from the consequences of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

The center executives and staff caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) which has been prescribed to someone else, pointing out that most teens abusing prescription drugs get them free from a relative or friend.

They also caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) in any manner other than prescribed. Most prescription drugs are dispensed to be taken orally in tablets, and not crushed for snorting or injecting, which speeds-up and amplifies its effects, with consequent risks.

The center’s parting caution is to never take a prescription drug for any other purpose than that for which it was prescribed. It is known that any of the prescription drug-types mentioned herein are capable of producing a high, the main reason for potential abuse.

But the main warning is the fact that the real cost of prescription drug abuse and its artificial and temporary high, is all too frequently a life.

For further information on or help with prescription drug abuse, please contact Narconon Freedom Center toll-free at 1-877-362-9682 or visit their website at http://www.narcononfreedomcenter.org/.







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Narconon Freedom Center Focuses on Prescription Warnings During National Safety Month


Albion, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

The National Safety Council sponsors the month of June as National Safety Month. As part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Safety Council cites injuries as a leading cause of disability for Americans of all ages, as well as a leading cause of death for those aged 1 to 44. The agency also notes that many injuries can be prevented when safe practices are implemented.

Safety Issues

During National Safety Month, people are encouraged to become informed as to the important safety issues highlighted as those worthy of attention and raised awareness. Issues cited specifically included prescription drug abuse.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Some prescription drugs, commonly referred to as “medications,” have psychoactive or mind-altering properties. For this reason, these drugs lend themselves to use and abuse by individuals taking them for non-medical reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a prescribing doctor.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Research Report on How Many People Abuse Prescription Drugs that was published in October of 2011, prescription drugs as well as OTC (over-the-counter) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by Americans aged 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/trends-in-prescription-drug-abuse/how-many-people-abuse-prescription-drugs

The organization goes onto say that the most commonly abused prescription drugs are the class of opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin or Vicodin, the stimulant prescription drugs used for treating ADHD such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall, and the CNS (Central Nervous System) depressants used for anxiety relief, such as Xanax or Valium.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Topics in Brief Prescription Drug Abuse piece, published December 2011, says that the most commonly abused OTC (over-the counter) drugs are the cold and cough medicines which contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant which has the potential for abuse as a recreational drug due to its euphoric and hallucinogenic properties when used in high doses. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/prescription-drug-abuse

Narconon Freedom Center’s Warning

As a long-term residential drug rehab facility in Michigan dedicated to helping addicts reclaim their lives from addiction, the executives and staff of Narconon Freedom Center have extensive experience in the consequences of prescription drug abuse, and the dangers of easily becoming addicted to these narcotic painkillers.

In an effort to raise awareness and help to prevent the suffering and heartache caused by prescription drug abuse and addition, Narconon Freedom Center cautions people that it is a misconception that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs, emphasizing that they are potentially highly addictive, put the user at risk of adverse health effects, and when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs can result in overdose and death.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Narconon Freedom Center also sends its message of prevention actions which people can take in an effort to remain safe from the consequences of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

The center executives and staff caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) which has been prescribed to someone else, pointing out that most teens abusing prescription drugs get them free from a relative or friend.

They also caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) in any manner other than prescribed. Most prescription drugs are dispensed to be taken orally in tablets, and not crushed for snorting or injecting, which speeds-up and amplifies its effects, with consequent risks.

The center’s parting caution is to never take a prescription drug for any other purpose than that for which it was prescribed. It is known that any of the prescription drug-types mentioned herein are capable of producing a high, the main reason for potential abuse.

But the main warning is the fact that the real cost of prescription drug abuse and its artificial and temporary high, is all too frequently a life.

For further information on or help with prescription drug abuse, please contact Narconon Freedom Center toll-free at 1-877-362-9682 or visit their website at http://www.narcononfreedomcenter.org/.







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Narconon Freedom Center Focuses on Prescription Warnings During National Safety Month


Albion, MI (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

The National Safety Council sponsors the month of June as National Safety Month. As part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Safety Council cites injuries as a leading cause of disability for Americans of all ages, as well as a leading cause of death for those aged 1 to 44. The agency also notes that many injuries can be prevented when safe practices are implemented.

Safety Issues

During National Safety Month, people are encouraged to become informed as to the important safety issues highlighted as those worthy of attention and raised awareness. Issues cited specifically included prescription drug abuse.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Some prescription drugs, commonly referred to as “medications,” have psychoactive or mind-altering properties. For this reason, these drugs lend themselves to use and abuse by individuals taking them for non-medical reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a prescribing doctor.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Research Report on How Many People Abuse Prescription Drugs that was published in October of 2011, prescription drugs as well as OTC (over-the-counter) drugs are the most commonly abused substances by Americans aged 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/trends-in-prescription-drug-abuse/how-many-people-abuse-prescription-drugs

The organization goes onto say that the most commonly abused prescription drugs are the class of opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin or Vicodin, the stimulant prescription drugs used for treating ADHD such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall, and the CNS (Central Nervous System) depressants used for anxiety relief, such as Xanax or Valium.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse in their Topics in Brief Prescription Drug Abuse piece, published December 2011, says that the most commonly abused OTC (over-the counter) drugs are the cold and cough medicines which contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant which has the potential for abuse as a recreational drug due to its euphoric and hallucinogenic properties when used in high doses. [Source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/prescription-drug-abuse

Narconon Freedom Center’s Warning

As a long-term residential drug rehab facility in Michigan dedicated to helping addicts reclaim their lives from addiction, the executives and staff of Narconon Freedom Center have extensive experience in the consequences of prescription drug abuse, and the dangers of easily becoming addicted to these narcotic painkillers.

In an effort to raise awareness and help to prevent the suffering and heartache caused by prescription drug abuse and addition, Narconon Freedom Center cautions people that it is a misconception that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs, emphasizing that they are potentially highly addictive, put the user at risk of adverse health effects, and when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs can result in overdose and death.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Narconon Freedom Center also sends its message of prevention actions which people can take in an effort to remain safe from the consequences of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

The center executives and staff caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) which has been prescribed to someone else, pointing out that most teens abusing prescription drugs get them free from a relative or friend.

They also caution against taking a prescription medication (drug) in any manner other than prescribed. Most prescription drugs are dispensed to be taken orally in tablets, and not crushed for snorting or injecting, which speeds-up and amplifies its effects, with consequent risks.

The center’s parting caution is to never take a prescription drug for any other purpose than that for which it was prescribed. It is known that any of the prescription drug-types mentioned herein are capable of producing a high, the main reason for potential abuse.

But the main warning is the fact that the real cost of prescription drug abuse and its artificial and temporary high, is all too frequently a life.

For further information on or help with prescription drug abuse, please contact Narconon Freedom Center toll-free at 1-877-362-9682 or visit their website at http://www.narcononfreedomcenter.org/.







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Narconon Arrowhead Issues New Prescription Drug Abuse Tools for National Safety Month


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead will publish a tool kit of information on its main website during the month of May, making its prescription drug abuse tools widely available to all those seeking information as to the facts and dangers of highly addictive prescription drugs, as well prescription drug recovery and its treatment.

National Safety Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated the month of June as National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council.

Injuries have been identified as a leading cause of disability, as well as a leading cause of death for American between the ages of 1 and 44. It is also known that many injuries could be prevented with the implementation of safe practices.

During National Safety Month especially, people are encouraged to share their strategies for safe practices and reduced risk of injury with others.

Safety Issues

Specific safety issues cited this month as being important to address include:

    Prescription drug abuse
    Driving while distracted
    Falls, trips and slips
    Safe practices in the summer heat
    Remaining aware of one’s environment

Prescription drug abuse is the intentional use of the medication without having a prescription for it. It also includes using the prescription drug in a way other than as prescribed, or for the purpose of getting high or experiencing its euphoric effects.

It is worthy of note that the issue of prescription drug abuse heads the list, and is categorized as a safety issue which demands raised awareness and a broad sharing of information as to the steps people can take to protect themselves and others.

A Tool Kit

A Tool Kit is a compilation of electronic or print materials containing educational tools designed to inform, educate, support, assist and guide a person on a specific subject or area being addressed.

Tool Kits provide information on a specific topic and with a specific goal, such as Narconon Arrowhead’s Prescription Drug Abuse Took Kit providing factual and vital information on prescription drug abuse and addiction, recovery and treatment. Its specific goal is to accurately inform and educate the general public, as well as provide solutions for those who already are victims of prescription drug abuse or addiction.

The easy access to and instant availability of an online Took Kit makes it especially useful in the broad and effective sharing of important information to those in need of it.

Additionally, with the use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter as well as a host of other commonly used social media tools and sites, the informational exchange of the contents of the Tool Kit through these online venues is highly effective in spreading awareness of the issues surrounding prescription drug abuse.

Narconon Arrowhead’s Prescription Drug Abuse Tool Kit

The Oklahoma based rehab center will be offering its Prescription Drug Abuse Tool Kit on its main website at http://www.narcononarrowhead.org. The information is provided without cost as a public service, and in support of National Safety Month.

Narconon Arrowhead is a long-term rehabilitation center which cares deeply about the effects of addiction on the wellbeing of our society. For questions regarding how to handle harmful situations, for information on the signs or effects of drug and alcohol abuse, or for arranging the care of a loved one under the influence, please visit the Narconon Arrowhead website or call 800-468-6933.







The Meadows is Proud to Support National Military Appreciation Month As a Tricare Preferred Provider

Wickenburg, Arizona (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, will honor National Military Appreciation Month this May through support of the USO’s Operation Enduring Care.

In recognition of the service members who keep our country safe, for every inpatient admission during the month of May, The Meadows will make a donation to the USO in its drive to raise $ 100 million for Operation Enduring Care, which supports wounded warriors and their families.

A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.

“Working with active duty service men and women and their families is an honor we take very seriously,” said Patricia Evans, Chief Marketing Officer for The Meadows. “The goal of Operation Enduring Care – to embrace and accelerate healing, fulfillment, and a reconnection to life and relationships off the battlefield – is not unlike what we work to help our patients discover at The Meadows. We are proud to contribute to this cause.”

The Meadows is privileged to be a TRICARE Preferred Provider of behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services with an emphasis on trauma, PTSD and addictive disease disorders to active duty military members, veterans and their dependents of the TRICARE West Region.

“The Meadows has a long history of working with TRICARE beneficiaries as a non-contracted provider,” said Jim Dredge, Chief Executive Officer for The Meadows. “We are tremendously proud to help serve the health care needs of service members, veterans, and their families, and would be happy to help determine eligibility and benefits that can be utilized at The Meadows. We are committed to helping military beneficiaries and partnering with all aspects of the TRICARE healthcare alliance.”

To learn more about TRICARE services and The Meadows, please visit http://www.themeadows.com/for-families/for-families-of-military, and for more information on Operation Enduring Care, go to http://www.uso.org/operation-enduring-care.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in their inpatient center and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24-hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a behavioral health inpatient facility and accredited by The Joint Commission.

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CEO of National Veterans Organization Calls for Systematic Improvement at the Department of Veterans Affairs


Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

Joseph VanFonda (SgtMaj Ret.), the CEO of Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, offered his thoughts on the recent issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for increased accountability.

In a blog post, VanFonda highlighted the troubling stories of secret wait lists in VA hospitals around the country. The Phoenix VA’s problematic management brought forth dozens of other whistleblowers claiming negligence and misconduct at other VA hospitals, including the Albuquerque VA.

Among other claims of patients having to wait months for routine procedures, a former psychiatrist at the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia came forth, stating that she informed administrators that many patients needed more intensive care than they were receiving. Upon her calls for enhanced care, she said that two of her patients actually committed suicide.

“While everyone claims increased funding is the answer to what ails the VA, I am not sure that a bigger budget will necessarily fix the underlying issues,” VanFonda said. “The VA has been overburdened for years, but the real issue is a systematic failure to put proper procedures in place to meet the needs of veterans and prevent these types of abuses in the first place.

“Understanding that the demand on the VA has grown exponentially in recent years, this department needs a serious makeover. For the sake of our veterans who depend on the VA to offer the proper care they deserve, a better system must be implemented so that individual hospitals don’t feel the pressure to wait-list veterans in need of care.”

DVNF is echoing the calls for more accountability in the VA, recognizing that while the department is overstretched, our veterans deserve a system that ensures their sacrifices are not repaid with negligence.

About DVNF:

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

We achieve this mission by:

    Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
    Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
    Providing supplemental assistance through the Wellness & Morale program and Empowerment Webinars.
    Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.

For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.







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Narconon Arrowhead Issues New Prescription Drug Abuse Tools for National Safety Month


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead will publish a tool kit of information on its main website during the month of May, making its prescription drug abuse tools widely available to all those seeking information as to the facts and dangers of highly addictive prescription drugs, as well prescription drug recovery and its treatment.

National Safety Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated the month of June as National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council.

Injuries have been identified as a leading cause of disability, as well as a leading cause of death for American between the ages of 1 and 44. It is also known that many injuries could be prevented with the implementation of safe practices.

During National Safety Month especially, people are encouraged to share their strategies for safe practices and reduced risk of injury with others.

Safety Issues

Specific safety issues cited this month as being important to address include:

    Prescription drug abuse
    Driving while distracted
    Falls, trips and slips
    Safe practices in the summer heat
    Remaining aware of one’s environment

Prescription drug abuse is the intentional use of the medication without having a prescription for it. It also includes using the prescription drug in a way other than as prescribed, or for the purpose of getting high or experiencing its euphoric effects.

It is worthy of note that the issue of prescription drug abuse heads the list, and is categorized as a safety issue which demands raised awareness and a broad sharing of information as to the steps people can take to protect themselves and others.

A Tool Kit

A Tool Kit is a compilation of electronic or print materials containing educational tools designed to inform, educate, support, assist and guide a person on a specific subject or area being addressed.

Tool Kits provide information on a specific topic and with a specific goal, such as Narconon Arrowhead’s Prescription Drug Abuse Took Kit providing factual and vital information on prescription drug abuse and addiction, recovery and treatment. Its specific goal is to accurately inform and educate the general public, as well as provide solutions for those who already are victims of prescription drug abuse or addiction.

The easy access to and instant availability of an online Took Kit makes it especially useful in the broad and effective sharing of important information to those in need of it.

Additionally, with the use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter as well as a host of other commonly used social media tools and sites, the informational exchange of the contents of the Tool Kit through these online venues is highly effective in spreading awareness of the issues surrounding prescription drug abuse.

Narconon Arrowhead’s Prescription Drug Abuse Tool Kit

The Oklahoma based rehab center will be offering its Prescription Drug Abuse Tool Kit on its main website at http://www.narcononarrowhead.org. The information is provided without cost as a public service, and in support of National Safety Month.

Narconon Arrowhead is a long-term rehabilitation center which cares deeply about the effects of addiction on the wellbeing of our society. For questions regarding how to handle harmful situations, for information on the signs or effects of drug and alcohol abuse, or for arranging the care of a loved one under the influence, please visit the Narconon Arrowhead website or call 800-468-6933.







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National Risperdal Attorneys at The Onder Law Firm Analyze Ongoing Risperdal Lawsuit Progress


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

Attorneys handling national Risperdal lawsuits for The Onder Law Firm report progress in the Risperdal lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania’s Complex Litigation Center. According to court documents*, a Motion for Summary Judgment regarding Statute of Limitations was filed earlier this week, on Monday, May 19. This document proposes that persons filing Risperdal lawsuits who took the drug in 2006 or more recently will be considered in this court. A further meeting has been scheduled to discuss the nearly 400 Risperdal lawsuit cases pending under the title Risperdal Litigation, case number 100300296 in the Pennsylvania State Court. According to court documents, the meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 15 at 11am. The Philadelphia Complex Litigation Center handles Mass Tort cases and is presided over by the Honorable Arnold L. New.

Janssen (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) has encountered legal difficulties in numerous states and with the U.S. Department of Justice as a result of its marketing for Risperdal. In 2013, in the third largest pharmaceutical settlement in U.S. history, Janssen was ordered to pay $ 2.2 billion to the Department of Justice in criminal and civil fines for off-label marketing (United States of America v. Johnson & Johnson, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Case 1:07-cv-10288-RGS). Specifically, a press release from the DOJ states the company was penalized for targeting Risperdal marketing toward vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and persons with mental disabilities, despite known risks and lack of FDA approval for those populations. **

A settlement was reached in a Risperdal lawsuit in Montana (State of Montana v. Janssen Ortho, LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Montana First Judicial District Court, CDV-2008-164) during February of 2014, awarding $ 5.9 million to the state for misbranding and illegal marketing of the drug – similar to those claims resolved with the record DOJ Risperdal settlement.

Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug prescribeed in a wide range of applications, including ADHD and dementia. Physicians are legally permitted to prescribe drugs for the uses they see fit; however, drug company marketing must adhere to regulations that allow advertising only for FDA-approved uses. According to a U.S, Department of Justice news release**, the DOJ Risperdal lawsuit asserted that, among, many other charges, Janssen specifically marketed Risperdal to children prior to FDA approval, between 1999 and 2005. This marketing took place despite alleged known health risks associated with Risperdal, including the risk for male breast growth or gynecomastia. As part of a marketing strategy to, “grow and protect the drug’s market share with child/adolescent patients,” the company sent its sales team to meet with child psychiatrists, call on psychiatric facilities for youth, and to encourage the use of Risperdal for a variety of youth disorders, despite a lack of approval from the FDA for such indications.

The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from boys and men, and the family members of boys and men, who have developed male breasts and have a history of taking Risperdal. Lawyers handling Risperdal lawsuits are investigating these inquiries for possible Risperdal boys breast lawsuits against Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The Onder Law Firm is respected nationally for reaching major settlements in the areas of drug and medical device recalls, as well as product and family safety. The firm became a leader through its groundbreaking work on window blind cord strangulation. Boys and men who have developed male breasts and have a history of taking Risperdal, and the families of individuals who meet this description, are eligible to receive a free Risperdal lawsuit case review. To contact attorneys handling Risperdal lawsuits at The Onder Law Firm, please visit the firm’s Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Center website.

The Onder Law Firm also welcomes Risperdal lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.

About The Onder Law Firm

Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. No-cost case evaluation is available through the firm’s Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Center at http://www.risperdalgynecomastialawsuitcenter.com.


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Praeclarus Press Highlights the Importance of Healthy Eating Habits During National Women’s Health Week With Dr. Theresa Nesbitt’s Book, Evolutionary Eating


Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health recognizes National Women’s Health Week. Statistics show that almost 2 out of 3 adult women are obese, which puts them at increased risk for a myriad of serious health issues. Such health issues have emerged in the last 50 years, as for most of history, long before diets or gyms were invented, human beings were not fat. Non-sedentary lifestyles helped women maintain healthy weights throughout their lives. Diabetes and heart disease were rare. In the last half-century, however, there has been a dramatic change; not in humans’ genes, but in their environment. In Evolutionary Eating: How We Got Fat and 7 Simple Fixes, published by Praeclarus Press, physician Theresa Nesbitt describes the hazards of the modern diet, including many “diet” foods that are ruining Americans’ health, increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes—and making them fat to boot.

Human beings evolved as the most highly adaptable species on Earth. They have learned to survive and thrive in a wide variety of food environments. Unfortunately, the modern world is triggering changes in their bodies that make them store and hoard fat. One particular issue is the impact of the typical American diet on insulin levels, increasing the risk of diabetes and trapping unwary eaters in fat-storage mode. It is very difficult to lose weight in fat-storage mode, and even harder to keep it off.

Fortunately, humans have an inborn weight-regulating mechanism. But they must learn skills to master the modern food environment, and avoid eating modern products that masquerade as food. These foods keep insulin levels high and make our bodies hoard fat. The key is to get out of fat-storage mode. Evolutionary Eating is a guide for everything men and women need to know about how to become skillful eaters, enjoy foods they were designed to eat, and stay fit in our modern fat habitat.

Dr. Theresa Nesbitt is the author of Evolutionary Eating. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist and wellness counselor. She has helped thousands of clients stop dieting, enjoy eating real foods, and reclaim their health.

Praeclarus Press is a small press founded by health psychologist Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. It features books, webinars, and products that support women’s health throughout their lifespan. The mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives. Praeclarus Press is based in Amarillo, Texas, USA.







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Narconon International Supports National Prevention Week with New Resource for Community Groups


(PRWEB) May 20, 2014

This year from May 18 through 24, it’s National Prevention Week, set aside by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to bring attention to the prevention of drug abuse. To support the thousands of anti-drug community and youth groups around the country, Narconon International has built a new Community Resource portal that brings together vital drug prevention resources from thousands of pages of anti-addiction information.

“We were delighted to collect these materials all in one place to support these many individuals who work with youth or other at-risk individuals to prevent drug abuse,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “We know that it will take all of us working together to reverse the trends toward increased drug abuse that we are seeing in our country.”

On the new Community Resource page, coalitions and groups can find downloadable articles, videos and web pages featuring the following types of drug prevention information:


    The health risks of drugs – articles or downloadable booklets are available for each of all the major types of drugs
    Guides to the effects of different drugs
    Signs and symptoms of abuse of many different drugs
    A guide to the dangers of polydrug (multiple drugs) abuse
    Special educational booklets for parents on the most important facts about marijuana use or prescription drug abuse
    Advice to families who are trying to deal with an addicted loved one

In addition to the many booklets and articles available on the Narconon International website, seventeen of the most relevant educational videos that parents might need are linked to this page. These videos can be watched free of charge on the Narconon website, http://www.narconon.org. Video topics include these and many more:

    What is a drug?
    What are the effects of drugs on the mind? On the nervous system?
    Why do people take drugs?
    Is alcohol a drug?
    How long do drugs stay in your system?

“In addition to all these free resources, Narconon International also has drug prevention materials available for purchase, and these have also been listed on this resource page,” said Carr. The purchasable materials include booklets, DVDs and paperback books to support parents in their efforts to raise drug-free children.

To access this new portal to free and purchasable drug prevention resources, visit: http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/community-resources.html.

For more information on the Narconon drug rehab program or the drug prevention activities of Narconon, call 1-800-775-8750.