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TESTmyBRAIN opens its first center of Functional Neurology in Europe

GENEVA, 2016-Jun-8 — /EPR Healthcare News/ — TESTmyBRAIN (Switzerland) has opened its first center of Functional Neurology in Europe. This non-invasive therapy (no medication, no surgery) coming from the United States helps patients suffering from migraines, concussions, strokes, AD/HD, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer, … all disorders related to the brain and the central nervous system.

This innovative therapy combines several approaches and relies mainly over 3 decades of research on the eye-movements to diagnose and treat. Completely adopted and established in the United States, this therapy is almost unknown in Europe.

This is the reason why TESTmyBRAIN Switzerland is happy to bring the American experts to Europe to teach other doctors and to help patients differently with their pain.

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Private Addiction Treatment in London Now Offered by a Pilot Scheme from South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts

The Addictions Clinical Academic Group at South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust today announced a new pilot scheme offering private addiction treatment in London from their team of experts.

Nationally recognised as some of the UK’s leading addiction experts and part of the National Addiction Centre, the Maudsley team currently provide expert advice to a number of professional bodies including the GMC, the CAA, and National Air Traffic Control amongst others.

The new scheme will utilise some of their specialist addiction Consultants who will work with the private provider Clinical Partners to offer treatment to private patients in central London.

The new service will accept self-referring patients as well as referred privately funded patients from both NHS and Private Doctors and referrals from private companies. Clients are seen by the Maudsley clinicians at the Clinical Partners Wimpole Street and City consulting rooms. This is the first time that many of these distinguished clinicians have been available for patients to see privately.

The new outpatient services allow patients to continue to work while receiving the treatment they need, as well as referring those needing inpatient care to a choice of NHS and private providers. The team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Therapists are able to help with a wide range of addictions including alcohol, drugs, prescription medication, party drugs and sex, spending or gambling.

Mark Allen, Service Director at the Addictions Clinical Academic Group said “We’re delighted to bring some of SLAM’s expertise to this innovative new partnership between the private and public sectors.”

Barny Guthrie, CEO of Clinical Partners, said “Clinical Partners is very happy to be able to offer our clients access to some of the UK’s top addiction specialists. The Maudsley Hospital is host to a huge amount of talent and expertise and we are extremely pleased that SLAM has chosen to work with Clinical Partners.”

For further information about private addiction treatment in London or to arrange an appointment please visit http://www.clinical-partners.co.uk/how-can-we-help-you/addictions-clinic/partnership-with-maudsley-hospital

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Holistic Health Breakthrough Can End Sickness Now

Holistic health and wellness expert Steve Carney has relaunched his health website, EndSicknessNow.com. The newly revamped site has also reached a milestone with its 75th article. The site’s mission is to help readers and clients reach optimum health and longevity, a mission inspired by Steve’s own battles with serious health and life obstacles.

“After a terrible childhood illness, I spent 20 years researching health, nutrition and disease prevention and treatment. I use a unique blend of consulting, support and encouragement to help each client achieve their health goals. Common health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, pain and inflammation often improve in a few weeks. Client’s enjoy more energy, stamina, and better sleep,” Steve explained.

End Sickness Now is an expert source for optimum health and disease prevention. Steve provides the latest research and newest breakthrough methods for easy weight loss, preventing and treating health conditions, and improving mood. The site also helps to expose numerous nutrition, health and disease myths perpetrated by the medical industry and the media.

“The constant flow of myths and misinformation creates confusion. Decades of nutrition and medical myths have harmed people’s health, along with their chances to live a longer life,” Carney stated.

Steve is a Certified Nutrition and Fitness expert, and Professional Life Coach. For those who wish to take their first steps toward optimum health and wellness, contact Steve for more information about a free, 30-minute phone assessment.

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Professional Tennis Player Overcomes Debilitating Anxiety & Panic Disorder Unconventionally

The tennis world has seen many comebacks in the past but none as unlikely as this one. After 6 years Dennis Simsek a professional tennis player and teaching pro on the ATP tour has naturally been able to overcome Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder, after being moments from taking his own life. Emergency visits before and after important tennis matches, intense physical sensations that resembled serious illnesses during matches, and overwhelming fearful thoughts were just a few of the personal mental and physical battles.

The ‘Me vs Myself On & Off The Court’ eBook outlines natural and unconventional ways Dennis overcame his mental illnesses. The coping strategies such as anti anxiety pills were only a short term fix that didn’t lead to long term recovery, and this is causing a major roadblock for people suffering from intense panic and anxiety these days. The ups and downs of this inspirational story will give readers a glimpse into the life of a professional athlete that feared everything from crowded areas to up tempo music. Readers will be able to relate to these stories, gain strength to stay motivated to face their fears, and reach their dreams through my online blogs and 30 day fear eliminator challenge set to launch on Jan 1st.

This eBook as well as the many interactive tools were launched through The Anxious Athlete website on Dec 15th, and can be purchased through the website below. I am hoping you will be able to see the enourmous benefits that athletes and non athletes who suffer with mental illnesses will gain from reading this book.

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World Asthma Day 2012: San Francisco Childcare Centers Eliminate Exposure to Bleach Cleaning Products

Bleach is a strong irritant, frequently linked to newly-acquired asthma. A recent decision by Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco to use exclusively “bleach-free” cleaning products resulted in visibly less asthmatic symptoms in both children and childcare workers.

According to the U.S. Department of Health – National Institutes of Health (NIH), asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States and over 230 million people worldwide. As asthma typically begins in early childhood, the NIH is committed to reducing environmental risk factors in children in order to prevent asthma before it begins.

On the forefront of asthma prevention, the San Francisco Asthma Task Force in a 2011 report on Bleach Exposure in Child Care Settings , discovered a high correlation between bleach exposure and work-related new-onset asthma cases as well as the exacerbation of pre-existing asthma conditions. As a result they set about field-testing various sanitizers and initially recommended a number of bleach-free disinfectant and sanitizer alternatives.

Food Contact Sanitizer Recommended

In late April 2012 the task force issued an interim update to the 2011 report with the discovery of an accelerated hydrogen peroxide sanitizer, SaniDate Ready-to-Use (RTU) Hard Surface Sanitizer. This sanitizer can be used directly on food-contact surfaces and as a fruit & vegetable wash, requiring only 1 minute contact time to eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria and human health pathogens.

SaniDate RTU was also recently approved by San Francisco Department of Public Health and various city ministries have begun roll out of the product as it’s recommended bleach-alternative sanitizer for food-contact surface.

The following video features the story of Compass Children’s Center in San Francisco and the lives of children in poverty that are being affected for the positive by reducing and preventing asthma through their transition to a bleach-free environment.

SaniDate Ready-to-Use Hard Surface Sanitizer is available for retail or volume purchase through EnviroSelects LLC.

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Stem Cell Treatment Give CMT Patient Second Chance At Life!

“Pat receive a life altering Stem Cell Treatment with the help of World Stem Cells, LLC. Pat went from couch bound to walking 1.5 miles on country dirt road, climbing stairs, gardening and playing piano all thanks to a stem cell treatment.”

Pat is a 69-year-old woman with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, or CMT. She had been experiencing the effects of CMT for more than thirty years, and her progressive motor sensory neuropathy had become severe enough to interfere with every aspect of her life. She could no longer play piano, balance well enough to climb up steps or get dressed easily or summon the energy to work for more than a couple of hours before taking a rest break. Pat’s form of CMT is CMT1A, which is the most common form of this autosomal dominant condition. Her symptoms were typical of CMT; patients typically endure progressive muscle wasting and weakness in the legs, and a later loss of hand strength, balance, coordination and fine motor skills.

Pat’s neurological disorder is hereditary, and the official position of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is that CMT has no cure. Decades ago, Pat had gone to a neurologist for electromyography, or EMG. The purpose of the procedure was to evaluate her muscle function, and it involved painful needles and days of muscle soreness after each session. Pat’s neurologist had refused to tell her the results because he said that she would “just give up” if she knew how bad they were. At this point, Pat’s symptoms were so crippling and unbearable that she contacted World Stem Cells, LLC worldstemcells.com to explore stem cell treatment as an option. She knew that the procedures were still being developed and experimental, and that they came with no guarantees. She remained interested in learning more and becoming educated on the options presented. At the time, she was unable to walk without a four-leg quad cane, and air and car travel were exhausting and caused unbearable pain. Pat has a long history of surgeries and was told that further surgeries would not assist her. She decided that she was not interested in any treatment that involved surgery with incisions, which is an aggressive approach and would demand recovery time. Stem cell therapy met her requirements of being minimally uncomfortable, requiring only hours for recovery and having a high level of safety, along with a good potential for changing her health quotient for the better.

Pat arrived in Cancun, Mexico, to the treatment site of World Stem Cells, LLC contract clinics, doctors, and hospitals. The first day, she met with physician Dr. Sylvia M. Abblitt to be evaluated, discuss her course of treatment and learn what to expect. She had been corresponding with Dr. Alan Kadish, the President of World Stem Cells, LLC. worldstemcells.com

Dr. Kadish is an unusual physician as he has training and practiced integrated primary care medicine combining conventional and naturopathic diagnostics and therapeutics for 27 years. He has been recognized as one of the leading quality physicians, in his field. Dr. Kadish is an American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine diplomat and completed numerous training programs in Achieving Clinical Excellence, or ACE, which provided opportunities to improve his practical skills in diagnosing and treating people based on their individual needs, using functional medical testing and treatment. He has been an advanced level practitioner (Autistic Research Institute) for autistic spectral disorder children and adults, since early 2000 and is certified in chelation therapy. As a naturopathic medical physician he lecturers frequently and is a host and guest on radio and internet outlets along with appearing in a number of print media publications. At World Stem Cells , LLC in addition to his management duties, he is a primary investigator engaged in research and designs of stem cell therapeutic protocols.

In Cancun, Pat met with specialists at Advanced Cellular Medicine Clinic. The clinic is headed by Dr. Sylvia Abblitt, who has the exclusive distinction of being among the few physicians who are licensed to perform autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants in Mexico. Dr. Abblitt is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist. She has 11 years of expertise as a laboratory director and head of the hematology department at the Fernando Quiroz Hospital. She is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks and the International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS).

The Cancun clinic that Pat visited is a contract clinic of World Stem Cells, LLC. It houses the state-of-the-art Advanced Cellular Engineering Lab. The high-tech lab is suited for providing patients with the most up to date stem cell treatments and for conducting stem cell research to improve future opportunities for health.

After her evaluation and discussion of treatment options, Pat decided to go ahead with the stem cell therapy. The procedure involved a needle puncture to harvest her bone marrow utilizing her own stem cells. Only a local anesthesia was necessary and though she described the procedure as “uncomfortable,” she added that it was“livable.” The procedure took less than half an hour, and she experienced no side effects.

Pat’s improvement was remarkable and rapid. In fact, she did not feel fatigued and overwhelmed with pain, as she had in the past, when she traveled back home from Cancun by airplane and car. Within days, she had regained her ability to play piano. Playing at church concerts had always been a passion of hers, but she had been unable to play before her stem cell treatment because of a lack of coordination. She had much more energy after treatment, and was able to garden, run errands and work, without feeling exhausted. Her sleep was more restful. Her husband and friends noticed that her agility and balance were better. She could climb up and down stairs more easily and walk around the house without clutching the walls. Her speed on the treadmill was increasing gradually and she now walks a mile and a half on country roads.

Pat is extremely grateful to World Stem Cells, LLC for changing her life and giving her hope. For the first time, she has reversed many of the negative changes that she had been experiencing for years due to her CMT and lack of effective treatment. Now, Pat and her husband are experiencing a bright future and thankful that Pat was given this second opportunity, following stem cell therapy.

Working under the guidelines set forth by international cellular medical society (ICMS) World Stem Cells, LLC provides Stem Cell Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT), Crohn’s Diseases, COPD, Fuch’s disease, Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Thryroiditis, ITP, Kidney Diseases, Macular Degeneration, Lupus (SLE), Multiple Sclerosis, PAD, Parkinson’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Stroke, Ulcerative Colitis at its contract Clinics, GLP laboratory, doctors and hospitals in the beautiful resort area of Cancun. We endeavor to provide the best care possible at a mediate price while providing documentation of all treatments that can be used to provide better future care and scientific data to the medical industry.

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Helpful Information For People Who Suffer From Incontinence

Incontinence can be described as the uncontrolled leakage of urine or faeces, and is an extremely common problem. But help is at hand. Incontinence UK is a leading UK supplier of incontinence products, incontinence pads and incontinence pants.

You’ll find a series of helpful frequently asked questions below, designed to help you gain a greater knowledge of the incontinence products available, so that when it comes to purchasing incontinence products, incontinence pads or incontinence pants of your own, you are able to make an informed decision.

Will one type of incontinence product suit all my needs?

This is not always the case, and different incontinence products, incontinence pads and incontinence pants will offer different benefits.

Some sufferers might prefer a smaller, thinner incontinence pad or incontinence pant during the day but a larger, more absorbent incontinence pad at night when their leakage could be more severe. Alternatively, some incontinence sufferers might prefer the simplicity of exchanging incontinence pads during their daily routine, but prefer the added security of incontinence pants on special occasions or long days out.

What are the benefits of disposable incontinence pads?

Disposable incontinence pads can be thrown away after usage, meaning that hygiene and convenience are great benefits. It is very easy to carry disposable incontinence products with you and change them as and when is needed. Incontinence UK supply a large range of disposable incontinence products, pads and pants; ensuring that you can find an incontinence product to suit your needs.

What are the benefits of washable incontinence products?

Over time, washable incontinence pants prove to be more economical and environmentally friendly than disposable incontinence products. With the look and feel of normal underwear, certain incontinence sufferers prefer to wear washable incontinence pants, and they can also be easier to store. It is important, however, to ensure that you have enough washable incontinence pants to suit your needs.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Supports Stem Cell Awareness Day

Great Ormond Street Hospital and its research partner, The Institute of Child Health at University College London (UCL), are supporting Stem Cell Awareness Day, with UCL promoting the event with the launch of a new YouTube video featuring Mr Paolo de Coppi and his colleagues.

Mr. de Coppi is Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Surgery Unit at The Institute of Child Health at UCL and carries out stem cell research at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It is hoped the research will result in stem cells being used to repair damaged organs. Mr de Coppi has looked for naturally occurring stem cells in amniotic fluid as a novel solution to some of the serious birth defects he sees. Around 40 per cent of patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital have some form of birth defect.

Mr de Coppi said: “As a surgeon I often see the devastating effects of multiple reconstructive operations aimed at replacing damaged organs. I have therefore focused my research interests on stem cells and tissue engineering, trying to find new ways to treat complex birth defects. I have identified stem cells in the amniotic fluid and found they have the ability to become many different types of cell. Our research aims to find ways of using these cells to repair and replace damaged tissues, so that babies are given the chance of a healthy life from the day they are born.

“The idea is we can create tissues in a test tube using a baby’s own cells, and then implant these at birth. We’re looking at repairing organs like intestines or windpipes. Grown from a child’s own cells, there should be no rejection of tissue.”

The video sees Mr. de Coppi discussing the work he and his colleagues carry out and offering insight into the latest developments relating to his stem cell research and the possibility of deriving cells from amniotic fluid. The full video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD_V1hqR6SI.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Patients Take Part In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trial

Great Ormond Street Hospital has announced that a team led by scientists at its research partner, UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Together with the MDEX Consortium, chaired by the ICH’s Professor Francesco Muntoni, the group showed that a gene based drug treatment was effective in restoring the dystrophin protein, missing in sufferers of DMD in seven out of 19 trial participants.

The results of the clinical trial will be published in The Lancet, a world leading general medical journal.

DMD is a devastating and life limiting condition, affecting one in 3,500 male births in the general population, with around 100 cases diagnosed in the UK each year.

Three of the participants in the higher dose cohort showed dystrophin levels exceeding 18 per cent of those found in normal muscle.

Thirteen per cent of boys with DMD could be treated with this specific ‘antisense’ gene therapy, the largest group by a single antisense. Overall, scientists say this approach could work for at least 70 per cent of DMD sufferers.

DMD causes progressive muscle weakness due to the breakdown and loss of muscle cells. Patients lack a single important protein in their muscle fibres called dystrophin. By ages eight to 12 years boys become unable to walk, and by their late teens or early twenties the condition can become severe enough to limit life expectancy.

In this clinical trial of 19 patients, study participants aged five to 15 at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, were given weekly doses of the drug, AVI-4658. The drug had already been tested for safety and efficacy by the MDEX Consortium and AVI Biopharma in an earlier phase of the study.

Francesco Muntoni, professor of paediatric neurology at the ICH, said: “These are very exciting results that prove the case for an even more detailed look at this genetic therapy. I’ve worked with patients with DMD for many years and this is the first time we can say with confidence that we’ve made a significant breakthrough towards finding a targeted treatment.

“Importantly, the study drug was extremely well tolerated, with no appreciable side effects detected during the study period in any of the boys. If our strategy shows continued success, this therapy could substantially reduce muscle damage in affected boys with DMD, improve the quality of life for DMD patients, their mobility and the way their condition is managed as they get older.”

Professor Max Parmar, director of the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, said: “A large proportion of new drugs do not make it past the phase II stage of testing reached here, so there is real excitement that this treatment could work.

Brothers Jack, 11, and Tom, 8 were enrolled on the trial. Both have DMD with a deletion from 45-50. Their mum, Claire, said: “Jack and Tom were placed on a DMD genetic registry, co-ordinated by Action Duchenne, which is how we were approached about the clinical trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

“The boys were on the trial for 12 weeks between 2009 and 2010. Our whole family noticed a marked difference in both of their quality of life and mobility over that period. We feel that it helped prolong Jack’s mobility and that Tom has been considerably less fatigued.”

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Women’s Level One Weekend Mindfulness Retreat, Rome, GA: June 17-19, 2011

“It’s almost normal today to feel as if you have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). We’re all suffering from stimulation overload and sensory exhaustion” says Pamela Barge, MS, LPC, NCC, Director of Personal Coaching & Psychotherapy Associates, LLC dba Personal Coaching & Psychotherapy for Women. This is what led Pam to put together her special weekend mindfulness retreats which she offers to professional colleagues as sanctioned continuing education programs as well as to the general public.

“These special weekends are offered as a special time away…a time to check out from the world and into ourselves for a time”. With sunrise and candlelight yoga, tai chi, delicious plant based meals, mindful consideration of what the Buddhists call ‘Noble Silence’, opportunities to practice sitting and walking meditation as well as stimulating group discussions with like-minded folks, this may be just the ticket to slow things down and to become more connected with yourself and with life.

Pamela Barge, LPC, has a background as a marketing executive and independent entrepreneur. This business background together with her training as a therapist and her own practice of mindful meditation gives her therapy and coaching practice its unique flavor. The theoretical foundation of her work is founded upon the tenets of mindfulness and the evidence-based works of such folks as Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, Thich Nhat Hanh, world renowned and revered Buddhist monk who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Sharon Salzberg of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

Each retreat is limited to fifteen attendees. For more information, to see an individual retreat schedule as well as her 2011 Retreat Calendar or to make a reservation, visit her website at www.womenscoaching.biz or phone Pam at 678-230-8127.

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Holistic Healing Is Key In Bulimia Treatment

Many bulimia treatment centers offer recovery programs to their clients. But few of them devote adequate resources to the bulimia disorder recovery process. In fact, many of the most “exclusive” bulimia treatment facilities in Los Angeles provide patients with grossly inferior bulimia treatment services. As should go without saying, you can’t afford to trust your health to one of these institutions.

Holistic Healing Is Key In Bulimia Treatment

Bulimia ruins lives. Bulimia treatment can help to solve the problem, but only if it’s administered by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Those bulimia treatment facilities which employ inexperienced or unqualified therapists do an enormous disservice to patients and their families. Here’s hoping you won’t have to learn that truth the hard way.

The most successful bulimia treatment center in Malibu is also one of California’s most distinguished treatment clinics. The reason is simple: The center’s bulimia treatment specialists are leading figures in their respective fields. Their expertise has helped countless clients achieve meaningful and lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer to include yourself among the lucky few.

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Non-Invasive Procedures Help Reduce Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Get ready for a pain-free life if you’ve been suffering for years from a frozen shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis plagues hundreds of thousands of people every day, but now victims finally have hope. Who knew you could lead a pain-free life with the help of just two books, an exercise band and a DVD? It’s time to stop living in the dark ages and embrace the science of the twenty first century, letting the Neil-Asher technique lead the way.

Non-Invasive Procedures Help Reduce Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

The unique aspect of this technique focuses on the body’s ability and capacity to heal itself. It’s the most basic way of healing your body and its secret lies in its simple way of thinking. Healing is not dependent on drugs or surgery; this method works by stimulating new pathways in the brain, rapidly reducing injury and spasms, and increasing strength and power. Using a varied set and a specific sequence of manipulations and pressure points of the shoulder joints and soft-tissues, it’s a hands-on holistic form of healing. In effect, what it does is ‘fool’ your brain and therefore your body into healing itself.

Where physical therapy tries to improve the range of motion by forcing the shoulder through the blockage, the Niel-Asher technique is a method of natural sequences of applying pressure to specific points, which eases the stress and pain. When we get shoulder injuries, the brain responds by ‘switching off’ normal muscular co-ordination. There are a number of problems that arise when this happens, and the chief and most common one is a frozen shoulder. The Niel-Asher technique works by stimulating a sequence of reflexes and sending new messages to the brain.

The frozen shoulder syndrome might start off as a niggling pain that can build up to stiff joints and ultimately partial immobility. Steroids and operations have had little or no effect and this is where the natural and holistic method of Mr Simeon Niel Asher proves to be a winner, guaranteeing at least 80 percent reduction in shoulder joint pain.

What starts off as a minor muscle pull could debilitate into something more painful and agonising. Instead you can let the power of nature heal you, and let your body take charge. Niel-Asher’s books and accompanying DVD guide are easy to follow, and have proven to be effective in reduction of pain. Why live in pain when there is a solution that is safe, non-invasive, and proven to relieve your discomfort and suffering? There isn’t much you have to do except follow the technique and let trained therapists help you lead a healthier life.

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The Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Centers In California

Many eating disorder treatment centers offer programs to their clients. But few of them devote adequate resources to the eating disorders treatment process. In fact, many of the most “exclusive” eating disorder treatment centers in Los Angeles provide patients with a grossly inferior eating disorder treatment program. As should go without saying, you can’t afford to trust your health to one of these institutions.

The Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Centers In California

Anorexia and bulimia ruin lives. Eating disorder treatment centers can help to solve the problem, but only if it’s administered by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Those eating disorder treatment centers which employ inexperienced or unqualified eating disorder therapists do an enormous disservice to patients and their families. Here’s hoping you won’t have to learn that truth the hard way.

The most successful eating disorder treatment center in Malibu is also one of California’s most distinguished eating disorder treatment centers. The reason is simple: The center’s eating disorder treatment specialists are leading figures in their respective fields. Their expertise has helped countless clients achieve meaningful and lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer to include yourself among the lucky few.

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Effective Southern California Prescription Drug Rehab Programs

Cliffside Malibu, an exclusive California prescription drug rehab clinic, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to providing clients with the utmost elegance on the road to wellness.

California prescription drug rehab is always an arduous experience. Those clients who complete the process successfully are invariably the ones who receive the best possible support along the way-which means that the most effective California prescription drug rehab facilities are always those which pamper their residents. In the end, there’s simply no better way to build a solid foundation for sustainable recovery.

Those principles, in turn, comprise the core of Cliffside Malibu’s treatment philosophy.

With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The Los Angeles drug rehab center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, with the goal of delivering the most luxurious care on the planet to those individuals who need it. At Cliffside Malibu, nothing less than excellence will ever be acceptable.

“California prescription drug rehab is most successful when rehab patients feel wholly comfortable in their healing environment,” said Cliffside Malibu’s Program Director. “It’s our role as a luxury California prescription drug rehab center to meet each and every need of our residents, with everything from gourmet meals to high thread-count sheets. We believe that our record of success proves the effectiveness of our strategies.”

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Best Residential Alcohol Rehab Programs For Overcoming Alcohol Abuse

Sunset Malibu, a luxury alcohol rehab center on the California coast, has long been a transformational force in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. Now, Sunset is announcing its redoubled efforts in helping clients win the fight against alcoholism on their own terms.

Alcohol abuse is a personal problem. By the same token, residential alcohol rehab programs must entail a personal process. The most effective residential alcohol rehab programs are ones which cater to the unique needs of their unique clients. In the end, there’s simply no other way to build a solid foundation for lasting recovery.

Those considerations, in turn, form the bedrock of Sunset Malibu’s treatment philosophy.

With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first.

“Each of our residents faces unique challenges on the road to wellness,” said Sunset Malibu’s Clinical Director. “We believe that it’s our role as a luxury alcohol rehab center to help them meet those challenges on their own terms, in a way that’s meaningful to them and no one else. That’s why our exclusive residential alcohol rehab programs are designed on a case-by-case basis-and why our patients enjoy such a robust rate of long-term success.”

Sunset’s competitors, meanwhile, would be hard-pressed to make the same claims about their own treatment efforts.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Launches Social Networking Site for Young Adults

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched StrengthofUs.org, a new online community where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical transition years from ages 18 to 25.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Launches Social Networking Site for Young Adults

Developed by young adults, StrengthofUs.org is a user-driven social networking community where members can connect with peers, share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups and sharing videos, photos and other news.

The site offers resources on issues important to young adults, including:

• Healthy relationships
• Family and friends
• Campus life
• Independent living
• Finances
• Employment
• Housing
• Mental health issues

“Young adulthood is an exciting challenge, but also a confusing and stressful time for anyone,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, NAMI executive director. “Life can throw things at you fast.”

“Mental illness affects everyone. StrengthofUs.org is intended not just for young adults who have a mental illness, but for anyone entering adulthood that has a friend, parent or other family member facing a mental health problem.”

“Most of all, StrengthofUs.org is an interactive, fun space where young adults can share experiences and other information to empower each other, build relationships and offer peer support.”

StrengthofUs.org is about helping and inspiring each other,” said Alex M. White, age 23, a member of the advisory group of young adults who helped develop the Web site. “I would not be alive today if it had not been for the love, care and support I received from family, friends and loved ones.”.

About NAMI
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.

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GoodToBeAlive.Com Launches National Retail Outlet For Defibrillators Exclusively For Home Users

Good To Be Alive launches its primary retail channel, www.GoodToBeAlive.com and toll-free number 1-888-OWN-1-AED (1-888-696-1233), which is a one-of-a-kind retail outlet – the nation’s first exclusive-for-home seller of defibrillators (automated external defibrillators or AEDs) suitable for personal use. Good To Be Alive offers Personal-AEDs or automated external defibrillators, (sometimes referred to as a Portable AED) which are self-contained laptop-sized devices that are used to revive a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a controlled electrical shock that can reset the heart to normal function. For witnessed sudden cardiac arrest, if used immediately, AEDs are up to 90% successful at resuscitation (whereas without an AED readily available, survival rates are 1% – 5%). Until recently, these devices were only safe when used by a trained professional. Now, due to recent technological advances, Personal-AEDs are safe and easy for layperson use. No other consumer device has empowered individuals for such dramatic results – resuscitation of a sudden cardiac arrest victim – basically bringing someone back to life!

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST BACKGROUND:

Knowing the facts reveals the need for personal AEDs in homes: Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 300,000 US deaths annually, across all demographics, are attributed to sudden cardiac arrest (more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, house fires, hand guns, traffic accidents, and AIDS combined). Tens of thousands of sudden cardiac arrest deaths could be prevented if an AED were used immediately. AED utilization is the only treatment for sudden cardiac arrest – survival odds decrease 10% every minute without an AED. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful after 10 minutes without an AED. It is crucial to recognize that the majority of sudden cardiac arrest victims are asymptomatic, meaning these victims were not at heightened risk for a heart attack. We are all at risk, including the youngest among us. Sudden cardiac arrest is not limited to the aging population. Approximately 22% of sudden deaths for people between 1 and 21 years of age are due to cardiac arrest. A final relevant statistic– 80% of cardiac arrest occurs at home.

PURPOSE, NON-PROFIT PARTNERSHIP:

Good To Be Alive partners with national non-profit Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (www.sca-aware.org). Initially, the two organizations are presenting survivor stories to the public, offering a referral purchase program (that will result in donations from Good To Be Alive to the SCA Foundation), and looking ahead to developing a public awareness campaign called “Save A Life at Home”, which will follow the successful and ongoing SCA Foundation campaign “Save A life at School.”

“Good To Be Alive is focused on providing defibrillators in the home where they are needed most. We are grateful that Good To Be Alive has chosen to begin supporting our Foundation from the onset, this is a demonstration of their commitment to their mission to save lives,” said Mary Newman, the President of the SCA Foundation.

Mark Adelman is the founding partner of Good To Be Alive. Mr. Adelman and senior partner, Allan Fine, are currently test marketing, as well as honing website and logistical operations. The senior management team expects Good To Be Alive to locally employ 12+ individuals by Fall 2010 in a combination of management and member support positions.

“I’ve always focused on technology serving people – I see that society is far too slowly adopting this life-extending medical advancement. The latest generation of easy-to-use AEDs are a game changer against the nation’s number one cause of death – sudden cardiac arrest. We’re determined to put a Personal-AED in the hands of as many people as possible. Our purpose is to decrease loss of life from sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association estimates that between 50,000 – 100,000 lives could be saved annually if AEDs were widely accessible. That said, in the end, the decision to protect yourself and the people you care about against sudden cardiac arrest is a personal choice, it’s the individual’s right to choose to be prepared,” founding partner Mr. Adelman said.

Senior partner Mr. Fine said, “We applaud the proliferation of public access AEDs. The AEDs we all see in airports, fitness centers, and schools are important for people to have available, however the public should understand that 80% of sudden cardiac arrest occurs in the home. We are placing Personal-AEDs in people’s homes, where they are needed most. Good To Be Alive’s mission to save lives is very personal for me due to the fact that last year I lost my 28 year old brother to sudden cardiac arrest in his home. When Personal-AEDs are widely accessible, similar tragic losses can be avoided for other families.”

Good To Be Alive has established the Good To Be Alive Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to give back to the community by supporting the proliferation of AEDs, both Personal-AEDs and public-access AEDs (located at schools, airports, etc.) In fact, the Good To Be Alive Foundation has already donated AED equipment to a local high school and an AED to a county-based EMS group. Additionally, the Good To Be Alive Foundation is partnering with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (www.sca-aware.org) to support its efforts for a developing “Save A Life at Home” awareness campaign.

GOOD TO BE ALIVE TEAM BACKGROUND:

Founding partner, attorney Mark Adelman is a graduate of the Georgia State College of Law and the University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, as well as an experienced healthcare administrator. Prior to becoming a member of the Georgia Bar Association (2000), Mr. Adelman contributed to the development of the CNN brand as a producer in the network’s Marketing and Creative Services division. More recently, he won national video production awards for Georgia Tech as part of their marketing efforts. Mr. Adelman is an American Red Cross certified AED Instructor.

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How To Recover From Eating Disorders

any recovery centers treating eating disorders offer treatment programs to their clients. But few of them devote adequate resources to the eating disorder recovery process. In fact, many of the most “exclusive” facilities treating eating disorders in Los Angeles provide patients with grossly inferior eating disorder treatment services. As should go without saying, you can’t afford to trust your health to one of these institutions.

How To Recover From Eating Disorders

Anorexia and bulimia ruin lives. Eating disorders treatment can help to solve the problem, but only if it’s administered by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Those facilities treating eating disorders which employ inexperienced or unqualified eating disorder therapists do an enormous disservice to patients and their families. Here’s hoping you won’t have to learn that truth the hard way.

The most successful facility treating eating disorders in Malibu is also one of California’s most distinguished eating disorder treatment clinics. The reason is simple: The center’s eating disorders treatment specialists are leading figures in their respective fields. Their expertise has helped countless clients achieve meaningful and lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer to include yourself among the lucky few.

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Eating Disorder Facilities With The Finest Specialists In The Field

Many eating disorder facilities offer treatment programs to their clients. But few of them devote adequate resources to the eating disorder recovery process. In fact, many of the most “exclusive” eating disorder facilities in Los Angeles provide patients with grossly inferior eating disorder treatment services. As should go without saying, you can’t afford to trust your health to one of these institutions.

Eating Disorder Facilities With The Finest Specialists In The Field

Anorexia and bulimia ruin lives. Eating disorder treatment can help to solve the problem, but only if it’s administered by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Those eating disorder facilities which employ inexperienced or unqualified eating disorder therapists do an enormous disservice to patients and their families. Here’s hoping you won’t have to learn that truth the hard way.

The most successful eating disorder facility in Malibu is also one of California’s most distinguished eating disorder treatment clinics. The reason is simple: The center’s eating disorder treatment specialists are leading figures in their respective fields. Their expertise has helped countless clients achieve meaningful and lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer to include yourself among the lucky few.

Eating-Disorder.Mobi is a referral site that will help you find the finest inpatient eating disorder treatment in the world. If you’d like help finding the best treatment, or for more information on eating disorder treatment facilities, please call 1-877-278-1918, visit our website at http://www.eating-disorder.mobi, or contact us at admissions@eating-disorder.mobi.

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Experienced Depression Treatment Within Luxury Recovery Centers

Every depression treatment center is different. Much of that difference, in turn, stems from the quality of caregivers employed by an individual treatment facility. The best depression treatment centers are those which provide their clients with exclusive care from experienced clinical experts. Given the stakes, nothing less than that could ever possibly be good enough.

Experienced Depression Treatment Within Luxury Recovery Centers

Depression ruins lives. Depression treatment can save them, but only if it’s administered by competent and compassionate professionals. The right depression treatment clinic will help you rediscover life as you used to know it, and yourself as you used to be. All that remains is for you to find an institution that really does have your best interests at heart.

Depression disorders are treated as a co-occurring disorder with drug and or alcohol abuse. The right depression treatments within a recovery center will focus on your unique needs and create a treatment program that will work for you. If you would like more information on this topic or to learn more about treatments of depression, please call 1-866-992-5590, visit our website at http://www.depression-treatment.mobi/, or contact us at admissions@depression-treatment.mobi.

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