Lighterlife Appoints New CEO And Sales And Marketing Director

LighterLife, the weight loss and weight management programme for those who are one stone or more overweight, has announced that Sara Jamison is to be the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Sara originally joined LighterLife in January 2007 as the Sales and Marketing Director. Throughout her time at LighterLife, Sara has succeeded in gaining a strong understanding of the business and an appreciation of the challenges that LighterLife clients face when trying to lose weight. Sara’s varied experience includes previous senior roles as Brand Communications Director at Virgin Cosmetics and Marketing Director for Iceland.

Commenting on her appointment, Sara said: “I have been privileged to work closely with our extensive counsellor base over the last two and a half years and I am always delighted to hear how LighterLife makes a positive impact on our client’s lives.

“As CEO, I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and driving the business forward so that we can continue helping as many people as possible change their lives for the better”, she continued.

In addition to Sara Jamison’s appointment, LighterLife has also selected Sue Dover as Sales and Marketing Director. Sue brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience and has previously held positions as Marketing Director for The Body Shop, La Senza and, most recently, Chief Operating Officer for Umberto Giannini.

Sue commented: “LighterLife is an inspirational business and I am looking forward to joining the team and building on the good work and success that Sara has achieved in this role.”

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Harley Medical Group service would be recommended by 98% of its patients

The Harley Medical Group, which has 26 clinics in the UK, reveals outstanding results from an independent customer satisfaction survey of patients from clinics nationwide for 2007 and 2008.

Combined results for 2007 and 2008 reveal 98% of patients would recommend the Harley
Medical Group based on their own experience – 100% responded positively in 2007 with 97% saying the same for 2008.

On overall satisfaction, patients were asked to consider all areas of service from treatment in the clinic, consultations with nurses and surgeons to their operation and post-operative support. Ninety-five per cent of 2008 patients thought the Harley Medical Group’s service was ‘very good’ or ‘good’ with 96% reporting the same for 2007.

Liz Dale, director at the Harley Medical Group, said: “We attribute these fantastic results as much to our strict medical ethos and consultation period as to the skill of our surgeons. At the Harley Medical Group we advise all patients to think long and hard about their surgery and to consider the implications for a minimum of six months before they begin the consultation procedure.”

Every patient at the Harley Medical Group will meet with a fully trained cosmetic surgerynurse counsellor for an initial consultation when each stage of the procedure, from consultation with the surgeon through to the post-operative, follow-up and recovery period will be explained thoroughly. The clinical aspects of the operation will also be covered in detail, any questions will be answered and concerns addressed. Nurse counsellors can also put potential clients in touch with other patients who have undergone the same treatment.

Only after both patient and nurse are happy to proceed will an appointment be made with a surgeon who will assess the patient for suitability and talk through the procedure in detail. (All surgeons associated with the Harley Medical Group in the UK are on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery – in Ireland with The Medical Council Ireland – and meet the requirements of the Healthcare Commission, for practicing in the UK.)

  • The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for more than 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded cosmetic surgery groups operating in the UK. It has treated more than 435,000 patients to date.

The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non-surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee, as being suitable for application by the group’s fully trained and specialized plastic surgeons, doctors and treatment nurses.

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South Florida OB/GYN launches The Center for Cosmetic Laser Gynecology

Dr. Mark Scheinberg, M.D., is announcing the recent launch of The Center for Cosmetic Laser Gynecology.

The Center is devoted to empowering women and providing them with knowledge, choice, and alternatives through cosmetic gynecology. “As an OB/GYN, I’ve encountered many patients over the years that complained about the appearance or changes in the sensation and the function of their vagina and surrounding areas,” said Dr. Scheinberg.

Dr. Scheinberg has performed over 6,000 deliveries and over 10,000 gynecological surgical procedures. He has trained under and received certification in cosmetic vaginal surgery from the famed Dr. Matlock of “Dr. 90210,” and recognition has been given to him by the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America (LVRIA). He received advanced training in Cosmetic Vaginal Reconstruction and Transformation by the internationally renowned Professor Adam Ostrzenski, M.D., PH.D.

For those patients with vaginal relaxation and urinary incontinence, Dr. Scheinberg can tighten the vaginal muscles and enhance the strength and control of the vagina throughLaser Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR) and cosmetic vaginal reconstruction. These can reverse the effects of aging and childbirth and return normal.

Many women are unhappy with the look for their genitalia. Designer Laser Vaginoplasty(DLV) can repair, enhance, and beautify the genitalia. The most common DLV procedures are the Labioplasty/Labiaplasty (minora and majora), Hymenoplasty, Hoodoplasty, reduction of prepuce (excess skin over and lateral of the clitoris).

“I found that traditional gynecology did not give patients the aesthetics and consistent results they were looking for. Patients come into my office with a picture of Playboy and say they want to look like that. We can do that!” said Dr. Scheinberg.

In addition, The Center for Cosmetic Laser Gynecology is now offering Vaser Liposuctionand Brazilian Butt Lifts.

To learn more about Dr. Scheinberg and The Center for Cosmetic Laser Gynecology, visit his website at

mark-scheinbergAbout Dr. Mark Scheinberg

Dr. Mark N. Scheinberg, M.D., is a Board Certified Gynecologist who can completely resculpt, tighten and rejuvenate the vagina. He was trained by the well known Dr. Matlock of Dr. 90210.

Dr. Mark N. Scheinberg also received advanced training in Cosmetic Vaginal Reconstruction and Transformation by the internationally renowned Professor Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, M.D., PH.D. He is recognized by the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute (LVRI) and is a member of the International Society of Cosmeto-Gynecologists.

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Britons Play Russian Roulette With World’s Deadliest Disease – The Malaria

According to new research* carried out by Lloydspharmacy, the UK’s leading community pharmacy chain, around 2.1million British holidaymakers and travellers are ignoring the need to protect themselves against malaria.


This may explain the alarming rise in the number of cases found in the UK, with the British Medical Journal reporting a 30% rise in malaria cases in the UK over the last 15 years**.

According to the new survey of over 1000 people, 25% had travelled to a malaria hotspot in the last five years, with the African continent the most popular of these destinations (11%). The research also found that 19% of these intrepid adventurers either ignored the risk of malaria, or abandoned their malaria medication during the danger period. Despite malaria being one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world, with an estimated 300-500 million new cases worldwide every year, resulting in 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths***, Lloydspharmacy found 9% of men and 5% of women simply relied on less effective measures like mosquito repellent, nets or Vitamin B to protect themselves from the potentially deadly disease. A worrying 11% did not even realise that they had travelled to a malarial hotspot.

The release of these findings coincides with the launch of a new complete range of prescription only anti-malarial pills which are available through the Lloydspharmacy’ Online Doctor. This is one of only a few online services of its kind and does not require a visit to a GP. This service is designed to encourage travellers to stock up on the necessary anti-malaria pills before travelling

Chris Frost, Head of Medicines at Lloydspharmacy said “We are far too complacent about the risks of malaria and as a result we have one of the worst track records amongst industrialised countries for bringing this disease home from our holidays. Our new online malaria pills service aims to encourage holidaymakers to protect themselves by making it as easy as possible to access the necessary malaria pills.

“Unfortunately all it takes is just one bite from an infected mosquito to contract malaria and it can be deadly if not treated. However, buying the medication isn’t enough – it will do little to protect travellers unless they follow the instructions carefully.”

The Lloydspharmacy online malaria service involves the customer completing an online questionnaire which is screened by a GP from Dr Thom. If the customer meets appropriate criteria, a prescription is issued and medication distributed with advice on how to take the medication to best effect.

* ICM Survey, Sample 1040, fieldwork done 12th – 14th December 2008
** A Health Protection Agency study identified 6,753 cases of falciparum malaria diagnosed in the UK between 2002 and 2006. This is a 30% increase over the last 15 years, according to the British Medical Journal.

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy is a community pharmacy with primary care at the heart of its business. This is why it has launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient professional health check services including free blood pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the comfort of a private consultation room.

Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Patient and Consumer Solutions, Pharmacy Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Thousands Of Brits Undergo BOTOX® Treatment Every Year To Reduce The Appearance Of Laughter Lines And Furrowed Brows

However scientists have discovered another use for the anti-wrinkle treatment. Not only can it be used to reduce the effects of ageing and stop hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), but BOTOX® can now actually improve your mood as well.

Researchers at Cardiff University investigated the effects of cosmetic treatments on the mood of 25 volunteers.

Out of the group a number of them underwent BOTOX® whilst others had laser surgery, cosmetic peels and numerous other treatments designed to make the skin look younger. All of the groups felt that their treatment was particularly effective, but those given BOTOX® said they felt much happier.

Researchers believe that our expressions affect our mood, so when we wrinkle our brows when annoyed it only reinforces our irritation.

Therefore by stopping the face from frowning, BOTOX® actually makes patients feel happier.

David Ross, chief executive of The Hospital Group, said: “Despite the recession, our clinics have reported a surge in the number of BOTOX® treatments conducted across the country.

“For many years we have noticed the positive effect the treatment has had not only on our patient’s appearance, but also their mood. Patients leave our clinics in high spirits which we feel contributes to their numerous return visits.”

The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeries, provides a vast number of age preventative treatments across its 19 clinics throughout the UK.

The Group saw an incredible 226 per cent increase in the number of non-surgical procedures performed in 2008. A total of 5,200 treatments were carried out across the group last year with treatments such as Botox®, hyperhidrosis and facial peels rising in popularity.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

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Heartbreaking Drug Addiction Story Shown on New Rehab Blog

The Narconon drug rehab blog has recently been publishing a heartbreaking; yet, inspiring true story of a woman’s drug addiction. Sabrina was a drug addict and runaway from Montreal, Canada, who saw her own demons destroy her life and the life of her family. Talking about her family at the time, Sabrina said in the interview: “I tried to make sure they were as far away from me as possible. I didn’t want to think about them – I didn’t want to have a family.” Recent postings on the new Narconon drug rehab blog show a short 60 second trailer of the soon to be released full-length interview.

With blogging being one of the most effective ways to get information out there, the Narconon drug rehab program wanted the opportunity to share some true stories, and also post some useful information to help those struggling with addiction. This informative new blog features categories such as, Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets, thesearticles will give readers the hard facts on drugs, not sugar coating the devastating impact these drugs have. There are two similar categories, Overcoming Addiction, and Drug Addiction Stories. Both of these categories feature true and fictional stories of people battling drug addiction. It shows in great detail the pain and suffering caused by drugs and alcohol, it also tells of the inspirational moments of those people who overcame their own addictions.

If a reader is interested in keeping up to date on the recent activities of the Narconon Trois-Rivieres drug rehab center, there is a category on the blog, Drug Prevention News, which talks about all the recent events and activities taking place. Drug addiction is a very powerful demon to fight, and millions of people are battling it everyday. The ones that have beaten their addictions need to tell their story. Those still battling need to see that achieving life long sobriety is possible. This is one of the main purposes of this new drug rehab blog. For more information about drug addiction, or if you or someone you know is battling drug addiction. Call the Narconon drug rehab toll free line at, 1-877-782-7409. You can also visit the Narconon drug rehab programs website at

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Medelita Ushers in a New Era of Performance Lab Coats and Scrubs

Innovative medical apparel features performance fabrics, pockets for smartphones and other modern medical tools

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough medical apparel for female clinicians, has developed a line of high performance lab coats and medical scrubs featuring performance fabrics, modernized fit, and features that align with current medical trends, for a new generation of healthcare professionals.

“The medical profession has evolved in many ways, including the use of technology to assist in the day-to-day activities of clinicians, and the stark white traditional lab coats have undergone some modernization as well,” said Lara Manchik, founder, Medelita LLC. “Our lab coats use the same high performance fabrics athletes wear, and maintain a crisp, authoritative appearance without sacrificing fit, comfort or durability. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants wear their lab coats, on average, 2000 to 3000 hours a year, so it’s critical that the garments are purposeful and functional.”

Like their predecessors, today’s medical professionals demand garments that stand up to the rigors of working in healthcare; however in a field that has been traditionally resistant to change, younger generations of clinicians are increasingly using technology, such as smartphones, to assist in their jobs: Pharmacology programs allow doctors and PAs to check for drug contraindications, lab result and imaging interpretation as well as standard protocols for symptoms.

Like these modern medical advances, Medelita’s innovative approach to medical apparel was born out of necessity when founder, Manchik, emergency room PA turned entrepreneur, failed to find alternatives to the frumpy, unisex medical apparel made for the male figure and representative of a time when men dominated the field.

Made from 100 percent high denier cotton, Medelita lab coats are designed specifically for women with a focus on fit and function. The fluid resistant lab coats are treated with Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector, which allows fabric to repel and release stains. Tailored for a feminine shape, the coats feature traditional side slits, French finish inside seams and hidden inside pockets that are great for carrying handheld devices and mobile phones.

The High IQ® Easycare Plus helps fabric resist wrinkling and retain a soft, smooth, clean appearance. Technologically innovative, durable and fashionable, Medelita sets a new standard in professional coats. Owners of Medelita lab coats and scrubs spend less time cleaning, reduce the use of environmental resources, and save money as they are not frequently replacing permanently stained coats.

In addition to high quality lab coats, Medelita provides a line of performance women’s healthcare apparel, including clinician scrubs and nursing scrubs, which are available for purchase at

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats women’s lab coats, women’s scrubs and medical scrubs . Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. For more information, visit our website at or call (877) 987-7979.

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Drug Addiction Is Curable With Professional Drug Treatment

Getting a loved one drug treatment help can be stressful. However, finding a professional and successful drug treatment center is easier with the help of Cliffside Malibu. This sunny California facility offers drug rehab, alcohol detox and other addiction treatment options. With a dual diagnosis option, addicts with multiple addictions can be treated for all of them simultaneously.

Drug treatment centers provide a means of sober living for addicts. Ultimately, a drug rehab program such as the one provided at Cliffside Malibu generates a customized addiction treatment plan for each patient. Throughout the program, the staff monitors the addict and adjusts the plan according to daily needs in order to help the recovery process to occur faster.

A luxurious outlet to recovery, Cliffside Malibu provides countless amenities to its patient. such as anything from comfortable bedding and a turn down services to activities such as acupuncture, yoga, massage and hiking. All of these activities have been decided upon because of their relaxing and calming effects.

Families are also encouraged to participate through various counseling and therapy sessions. Cliffside Malibu generally uses a combination of group, individual and family therapy to generate the best available addiction treatment program nationwide. Unrivaled by no other addiction treatment facility, Cliffside Malibu is a leading addiction recovery facility in the United States.

The professional staff of health care professionals, counselors and therapists all is dedicated to the recovery process as well. By providing increased expertise and a caring and understanding attitude, patients are provided a relaxing and “at home-like” atmosphere to heal within. If any concerns come up, the staff works with the patient to change the situation so they feel more comfortable, thus giving them a better (and quicker) chance at sobriety.

For more information on drug treatment and drug treatment centers options, visit or Their drug rehab program provides a means for recovery for any addict. With extensive knowledge in a variety of addictions, any patient is given a chance at sobriety. With a comfortable atmosphere and a friendly staff, a stay at Cliffside Malibu is not daunting, but enjoyable.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu has a drug rehab program that provides additional alcohol rehab and other addiction treatment facilities too. Located on the sunny shore of Malibu, California, Cliffside Malibu has an ocean front and beach front location. The facility offers addiction drug treatment help for alcoholics, drug addicts, and other addicts including gambling, porn, or even eating disorders. Countless patients have received a chance at sober living because of the professional staff and their dedication and motivation to all of their patients to ensure they succeed in freeing themselves from addiction.

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Addiction Treatment Program At Cliffside Malibu Gives Addicts A Chance At New Life

Determining whether addiction treatment is needed for an addict can be a difficult decision. However, the decision-making process should include the well being of the addict in your life. While you want them to be well once more, it’s important that you organize an intervention with their loved ones to explain this to them. While many addicts do not react well to this setting, being the bad guy isn’t always a bad thing.

An alcohol rehab program offered by Cliffside Malibu will provide a chance at sober living. Their professional staff of doctors, therapists and counselors will work on changing the mindset of the alcoholic as well as work on creating new ways of thinking for the future. Family counseling and therapy sessions also can occur if additional guidance is needed for family members or perhaps resolutions need to be made regarding past situations as a result of the alcohol addiction.

Cliffside Malibu provides a luxurious outlet to recovery. With their beach front sunny Malibu California location, their drug/alcohol rehab center offers detox and dual diagnosis facilities for patients. After being admitted to Cliffside Malibu, patients are offered a room with down comforters and pillows as well as a turn down service. Other activities patients may embark in include: yoga, massage, hiking and acupuncture. Gourmet food is served within the facility as well.

Ultimately, Cliffside Malibu’s addiction treatment programs are unrivaled by no one else in the rehab industry. This superior treatment center understands the recovery process and works directly with each patient’s needs specifically to help them recover. After a patient is admitted to the facility, a specific addiction treatment plan is created. The staff closely monitors and adjusts this plan as needed throughout the patient’s stay.

With a combination of group, family and individual therapy as well as alcohol dependency knowledge, patients are given the best chance at a new life and sober living options.

Moving through life as an addict can be blinding, not realizing how you react under certain situations can be damaging to many relationships, personal and professional.

For more information on alcohol treatment or addiction treatment options, or Their alcohol rehab program provides a means for recovery for any addict.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu is an alcohol rehab program as well as offering other drug rehab and addiction treatment facilities. Located in sunny California and on an ocean front and beach front location, Cliffside provides addiction help for alcoholics, drug addicts and other addicts to gambling, porn or eating disorders. With a continuous success rate track record, countless patients have become sober once more due to the professional help from the staff at Cliffside Malibu.

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Drug Rehab Center Provides Comprehensive Care To Those Seeking Help

After finding a loved one needs help from drug or alcohol addiction, the road to finding them help can be scary. Choosing a reputable rehab center for drug detox does not have to be difficult with the help of Cliffside Malibu, a beach front rehab center.

Cliffside Malibu has helped countless patients and specializes in addiction to:
* Alcohol
* Cocaine
* Heroin
* Marijuana
* Pharmaceuticals
* Sex/Porn
* Eating Disorders
* Opiates
* Gambling

These addictions include this list but are not limited to them. This is because Cliffside Malibu’s staff has extensive knowledge in a variety of types of addictions and how to help patients with them. With a large staff of health care professionals, therapists and counselors, anyone can achieve a sober life with the help of Cliffside Malibu. The staff of Cliffside Malibu is dedicated to helping each and every patient achieve sobriety. With an extended care program for sober living, patients can continue to stay within the facility for continued therapy and for observation. This is to ensure they remain on their sober track before embarking on a new life in the real world.

Ultimately, Cliffside Malibu will give addicts a chance at a better life. Addiction can be a scary process and without the help of professionals, addicts can continue a dangerous lifestyle. Addiction not only hurts addicts themselves, but their families and other loved ones as well. The staff of Cliffside Malibu works on helping addicts to realize this notion in order to provide an additional incentive to get sober.

The beach front luxury location helps to create calm, relaxing atmosphere in which to reach sobriety. With various high-end amenities including luxury bedding options, a turn down services, yoga, massage, hiking, gourmet food, and acupuncture, patients can enjoy daily luxuries while working toward becoming sober. With family counseling and therapy options as well, the process of becoming sober is a joint effort.

Drug Rehab Center as Cliffside Malibu provide a new life for patients seeking help. With the dedication of everyone involved in the recovery process, recovery from addiction, no matter what it is, can be achieved with the help of the professionals at Cliffside Malibu.

For more information on Drug Rehab or drug detox options, visit or Their drug rehab center provides a mean for recovery for any addict.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu is a drug rehab and alcohol addiction treatment center located in Sunny California on a beach front luxury location. Providing addiction help for drug, alcohol and other addictions such as porn, gambling and eating disorders, the drug rehab center has helped countless patients.

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Slimband Offers Toronto Weight Loss Surgery Options To Prolong Life

Achieving a manageable weight is not an easy endeavor for all. However, it is imperative to a happy and healthy life. Slimband, a revolutionary way of achieving this manageable weight, is a new approach to bariatric surgery. This method helps you to not only lose weight, but to keep the weight off. This manageable solution will help anyone who has struggled with long-term weight control in the past.

Losing weight for most people isn’t the problem, but staying motivated to keep it off. A goal weight is met, and the pounds start to pile back on. In fact, various studies have concluded that 95% of people who lose weight put the weight back on in 2-3 years. That number is astonishing but toronto weight loss surgery with the use of Slimband is the answer. For those who have experienced this experience, Slimband can provide an alternative to starting the weight loss journey all over again.

Slimband involves no diets and gives the individual an increased energy level, which helps them to burn calories more readily. From an increased self-confidence to improved physical appearance and a sustainable weight loss method, Slimband has a high success rate for those choosing to embark on bariatric surgery. With an, “Eat what you want” mentality with an internal portion control system, Slimband lowers the risk of weight-related health issues for a patient’s future.

What exactly is Slimband and what would happen if I choose to embark on Toronto weight loss surgery? Slimband is an adjustable and reversible process that includes the attachment of a band to the top of one’s stomach. This forms a small gastric pouch which reduces the food intake abilities a person can hold. A port is placed under the skin and medical staff can adjust the amount of solution that goes into the band to tighten or loosen it depending on the weight loss process and the weight loss goals involved.

Ultimately, the Slimband process includes two steps. First, the surgical implantation of the band and then a 4 year follow up plan that includes nutrition counseling, professional fitness programs and fill adjustments depending on the results and/or needs of the particular bariatric surgery patient.

While weight loss can be a great change for someone’s lifestyle, it also significantly prolongs someone’s life, for the risk of heart disease; type II diabetes and high cholesterol are lowered as excess weight decreases.

For someone interested in Slimband and Toronto Weight Loss Surgery, they should be prepared to ask their potential surgeon several questions before agreeing to Bariatric surgery. Some of these questions include:

# Who in fact will be doing this surgery?
# What are the qualifications they have to do this procedure?
# What is the cost for consultation with this surgeon?
# What is the cost for Slimband / Toronto Weight loss surgery?
# Are there any complications I should be aware of?

After deciding whether Slimband is for you, a consultation will occur with a professional bariatric surgeon who is experienced in Slimband. From there, your options will be provided to you as well as any questions answered that you need before deciding to finalize your plan for Toronto Weight Loss Surgery.

For more information on toronto weight loss surgery or Bariatric Surgery, visit or call 416-482-2988 or toll-free 1-800-308-5458. The Slimband method will change your life forever. What are you waiting for? Log on today!

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Drug Addiction Stories – Hot Topic on New Narconon Drug Rehab Blog

Blogging has always been one of the best ways to get information out there, and let the whole world know what is on your mind. A new blog promoted by the Narconon Trois-Rivieres drug rehab program has been getting rave reviews for its unique content, accessibility, and over all image. The purpose of this blog is to keep getting the message out to millions of people about the effects drugs and alcoholcan have on a person life. Everyday there are individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. These drug addiction stories give a detailed look into the life of those battling drug addiction. Some of these posts are based on true stories about drug addiction, and some of these stories on drug addiction are fictional, but are inspired on true events.

Every week there will be new short drug addiction stories posted, all telling a different tale about drug addiction. Every now and then there will be something based on a true story, or a testimonial, or account of someone’s life who has experienced drug addiction. These drug addiction stories are important, because they tell the stories of people experiencing the horrors of a drug or alcohol addiction. The Narconon drug rehab program has been publishing real life stories and videos of real people overcoming addiction for many months now. It is important for those who are battling addiction to see that it is very possible to overcome addiction, and beat it for good.

Every addict and former addict has a story to tell, some of these stories are inspirational, and some of these stories are quite sad. There is always a message to be delivered; drug and alcohol abuse has the potential to take so much away from a person. Everyday there are more people suffering from addiction, and some of these addicts gave up hope that they can get out of their drug or alcohol addiction. If you or someone you know is battling a drug or alcohol addiction, call our toll free number at, 1-877-782-7409, or visit us at,

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Brits Could Be Waiting Too Long To Do Something About Their Health – Reports PruHealth

PruHealth’s bi-annual Vitality Index* – which tracks the nation’s health trends across stress, exercise, diet, smoking, health knowledge and check-ups – has shown that it would take being diagnosed with a health condition to encourage the 79% of people in the UK to improve their health and fitness.

The Vitality Index also shows a distinction between what UK adults consider the biggest health concerns facing the nation and their own individual health concerns. For example, while obesity was considered the biggest health issue facing the nation, from an individual standpoint, cancer was the greatest health concern nationally. Inability to stop smoking and alcohol abuse made it into the top 5 biggest health issues facing the nation; however these concerns were replaced by stress and Alzheimer’s disease on the list of individual health concerns. Conversely, poor diet and nutrition was considered one of the biggest health concerns facing the nation by almost one fifth of UK adults (19 per cent), but only 8 per cent saw it as an individual health concern.

Although people in the UK appear to be clear on the big issues that are facing the health of the nation (with 81 per cent of people knowing what they should and should not do to be healthy), when it comes to translating this knowledge into healthy behaviours, people appear to be struggling. Only a fifth exercise the recommended 5 days a week or more, and just under a quarter eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

Shaun Matisonn, CEO at PruHealth, said: “The most concerning figure here is undoubtedly the 79 per cent of people who will wait until they are diagnosed with an illness before making any attempt to improve their health and fitness, rather than making a lifestyle change now in order to prevent being diagnosed with an illness in the future.

“Finding a way to motivate a change in lifestyle is the biggest hurdle we face as a society, but using incentives to encourage people to look after their health and wellbeing is an extremely powerful motivator.”

Commenting on the findings, Dr David Grainger, Senior Fellow, Cambridge University, said: “Even though three-quarters of people see the health of themselves and their loved ones as a key priority, for the majority it would take diagnosis of ill health to motivate any significant change of lifestyle. It is hard to over-estimate how big a hurdle this is to promoting change. It is disappointing to see that only 13 per cent of respondents had regular health checks, despite the emphasis of the public health message on prevention rather than cure.

“Interestingly, though, more than half of the population say they would change their lifestyle in response to rewards and incentives. Giving serious thought to incentives for a healthy lifestyle must therefore move higher up the public health agenda.”

*The research was carried out on behalf of PruHealth, the insurer that rewards policyholders for engaging in healthy behaviour, by Ipsos MORI. A nationally representative sample of 3,034 GB adults were questioned online in January 2009. Results are weighted to be representative of the GB adult population. Seasonal variations may affect some responses.

About PruHealth
PruHealth was launched in October 2004 as a joint venture between Prudential and Discovery Holdings from South Africa. Since launch, PruHealth has grown quickly. It now covers over 190,000 lives and in a sample of its individual customers, one third said they had changed their behaviour for the better because of its Vitality reward scheme which encourages policyholders to look after their health.

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Hayfever Misery To Hit One In Two People By 2060 Says Lloydspharmacy

New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK’s hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condition affects around a quarter of the UK population, one of the highest prevalence rates for hayfever in the world. By 2040, up to 28 million people will have hayfever due to severe pollen seasons caused by climate change.

City-dwellers will be worst affected by hayfever as warmer summers will intensify air pollution which affects the respiratory tract and allergenicity of pollens. In 50 years time, it is likely that almost three quarters of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge and Norwich, will have hayfever by 2040. North Scotland has been deemed the best place to live for people who want to avoid hayfever with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected by 2060.

As hayfever is already one of the most common forms of allergy, with almost 12 million people in the UK affected, Lloydspharmacy has made its full report and hayfever maps of the UK available for sufferers to download through its website.

Chris Frost, head of medicines at Lloydspharmacy, said: “Increasingly we are going to need treatments which help people to reduce their susceptibility to hayfever in the first place rather than simply alleviate the symptoms.

“A study conducted by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, and published online by the Current Medical and Research Opinion concluded that the Lloydspharmacy Hayfever Reliever significantly reduced the main symptoms of hayfever – sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes and an itchy palate. In fact it’s so effective some people may feel a reduction in hayfever symptoms after using it just a few times. This device has been clinically proven to help to reduce susceptibility to some types of pollens, making it very useful for the severe pollen seasons forecast over the next ten to fifty years.”

UK areas least susceptible to increases in allergenic pollen loads include coastal areas, especially in the west. The further north one goes, the shorter the growing season and the shorter the pollen seasons, causing less misery for hayfever sufferers. Highland and moor land areas are good places for hayfever sufferers as the type of vegetation there produces less pollen.

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy which is a community pharmacy has primary care at the heart of its business. This is why it has launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient professional health check services including free blood pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the comfort of a private consultation room. Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Celesio Wholesale, Celesio Pharmacies and Celesio Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Using ROAM, Authorized Healthcare Workers In New Brunswick Can Securely Access Any Health System In The Province From Any Location

The province is teaming up with partners to provide health-care professionals with better and faster access to medical information.

Health Minister Michael Murphy announced on Monday that new specialty software had recently been integrated with IT systems in New Brunswick’s regional hospitals and other health-care facilities.

“Providing all provincial health-care workers with a single secure access portal to provincial health information systems represents a significant modernization of our health system,” said Murphy. “This is a significant milestone in our One Patient One Record project, and further ensures the consistent delivery of care, regardless of the patient’s location.”

The access portal is supported by AnyWare Group’s ROAM platform. In addition to improving working conditions for health-care professionals, it will better protect patient privacy by providing to New Brunswick’s health-care professionals secure remote access to all of the province’s health information systems.

Health officials said that this innovative project will have an impact on the overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the system.

“Sharing a single common secure infrastructure across the province’s entire health-care system provides cost savings for the province, and a consistent experience for health-care workers,” said Gordon Gilman, CEO of FacilicorpNB. “This project is a result of excellent teamwork and collaboration between the regional health authorities, the Department of Health and FacilicorpNB.”

The portal will increase the efficiency of the health-care system by allowing clinicians to devote more time to patients, and improve patient safety. Health officials also mentioned the portal’s impact on innovation and cost-effectiveness, thereby lowering health-care expenditures and reducing wait times.

“AnyWare Group is pleased to be supporting New Brunswick’s iHER (interoperable electronic health record) initiative,” said Robert Lalonde, AnyWare Group Inc. CEO. “Providing a single secure remote access point for all health-care workers across the province makes New Brunswick a North American leader in e-health.”

The launch of the ROAM platform follows the introduction of government legislation designed to protect personal health information and privacy.

About AnyWare Group
AnyWare Group is the leading remote access solution provider for hospitals and healthcare organizations. AnyWare Group’s award-winning ROAM Platform enables clientless remote access to all applications from any device (PCs and Macs) without requiring the management of users’ computers. Through the ROAM portal, organizations present all relevant applications to authorized users, when and where required. More information is available at

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Lexington Medical Center Has Made Medical History By Becoming The First Hospital In South Carolina With Incisionless Surgery

Lexington Medical Center has made medical history by becoming the first hospital in South Carolina with incisionless surgery.

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The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a physician practice affiliated with Lexington Medical Center, is now offering “the ROSE procedure” and performed it for the first time at Lexington Medical Center this week. ROSE stands for Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endoscopic. This procedure is for patients who have gained weight back after gastric bypass surgery. Currently, only approximately 30 facilities in the United States offer this treatment.

During ROSE, the surgeon will insert an endoscope through the patient’s mouth into the stomach pouch. The doctor then creates folds to make the stomach pouch smaller. Because there are no external cuts into the body, the procedure offers the advantages of reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery time and no scars. The treatment can be especially important in South Carolina, which ranks 5th in the nation for obesity.

Dr. Marc Antonetti and Dr. Glen Strickland of the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center completed special training to do the ROSE procedure at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Each procedure takes about 1 ½ hours. Patients may be in the hospital less than one day. The ideal candidate is someone who had gastric bypass two years ago, lost greater than 50% of their excess weight and regained greater than 10%.

Before the ROSE procedure, patients who regained weight after gastric bypass surgery had few treatment options. Scarring from the initial procedure made revision surgery challenging, with longer recovery time and an increased risk for complications.

Some patients regain weight after gastric bypass surgery because of gradual enlargement of the surgically altered small stomach pouch. In weight loss surgery, the stomach pouch is made very small, which creates a feeling of fullness after just a small volume of food is eaten. When the pouch gradually enlarges, the feeling of fullness is no longer present, patients can eat larger meals and weight regain occurs.

Doctors say similar incisionless surgery may have future application for gall bladder surgery and appendectomies.

The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center is dual-certified as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Its doctors are Dr. Antonetti, Dr. Strickland and Dr. Jim Givens. The surgeons there have completed more than 3,000 bariatric surgeries.

News reporters who wish to do a story on the procedure, its patients and doctors should call Jennifer Wilson at Lexington Medical Center at 803-791-2191. For more information on the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center and the ROSE procedure, go to

About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,100 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the state, an occupational health center and physician practices. At its heart is the 384-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for nine years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times and “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent. Visit or

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Drug Rehabilitation Video Pays Tribute to Narconon Graduates

The Narconon Trois-Rivieres drug rehab program recently put together a new drug rehab video paying tribute to some Narconon drug rehab graduates, and the Narconon program founder, William Benitez. In this video there is a small clip of the amazing drug education lecture given by Benitez over 40 years ago. He talks about how drugs are the easiest way to hurt a person. He says: “The quickest way to hurt a person, or a nation, or a group, the quickest way to hurt a person’s goals, his aims, his ability, his life, is by introducing that person to narcotics.”

This statement made by Mr. Benitez is the absolute truth. Everyday, there are more and more people being introduced to narcotics. When this happens, these people start down a path that could potentially take everything. William Benitez was aware of this 40 years ago, when he overcame his own 19 year long addiction to heroin, and other drugs. He started the first Narconon therapy group that saved his life, and the lives of twelve other inmates. This video production gives a glimpse of where some of the graduates of the Narconon drug rehab program were in the midst of their addiction, and then the video shows where these graduate are, after completing a drug rehab program.

The Narconon drug rehab program has produced well over 25,000 graduates worldwide. With a network of 150 centers in over 40 different countries, the Narconon drug rehab programs purpose is to help save as many lives as possible. If you or someone you know is battling a drug or alcohol addiction, call our toll free line at, 1-877-782-7409, or visit,

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Sweaty Summers A Thing Of The Past

The virtues of a colourful summer wardrobe are extolled by many a style expert. But many men and women across the UK have little choice but to reach for something in black or white – for fear of the embarrassment caused by their excessive sweating.

Sweating is a natural function to control body temperature, but for some people excessive sweating – or hyperhidrosis – can occur for no apparent reason.

The severity of the condition varies from person to person and the underarm area is usually the main area affected. Wherever the condition strikes, excessive sweating can prove problematic socially and professionally.

The condition comes about when the sympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary responses such as sweating and blushing, fails to regulate sweating. But The Hospital Group can provide relief for those suffering from the affliction with its BOTOX® cure.

The BOTOX® treatment involves a series of injections in the affected area, which prevents the release of the chemical acetylcholine from the nerve fibres that stimulate overactive sweat glands.

The non-surgical procedure takes only half an hour and the patient will see a dramatic improvement that lasts for around six months.

The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeries, provides a vast number of non-surgical treatments across its 19 clinics throughout the UK.

The Group saw an incredible 226 per cent increase in the number of non-surgical procedures performed in 2008. A total of 5,200 treatments were carried out across the group last year with treatments such as BOTOX®, hyperhidrosis and face peels rising in popularity.

The Hospital Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none. Since The Hospital Group was established, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers.

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Bespoke Breasts

With the ever rising demand for breast enhancement, The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery, has launched the revolutionary new Natrelle™ breast implants f r o m Allergan.

With a range of over 500 implants, the patient has a choice of four projections and gel types as well as a number of textured and smooth surfaces, allowing a more natural and individual breast enhancement.

Surgery isn’t something to be taken lightly, and to ensure the patient is in control every step of the way, The Hospital Group’s surgeons utilise the latest Biodynamics® Breast Analysis System which will measure the breast accurately and assist in selecting the perfect Natrelle™ implant based on the individual’s requirements.

A total of up to 36 detailed measurements may be taken during the consultation, followed by a discussion of the patient’s preferences and expectations in terms of cleavage, shape, size and feel.

The amazing new software also offers a visualisation system, enabling the patient to see and feel the effect of the enhancement before undergoing surgery by wearing a specially designed vest with externally worn simulated breast prosthesis.

David Ross, chief executive of The Hospital Group, said: “Our main concern when performing any form of surgical procedure is that the patient is 100 per cent happy with the end result.

“This fabulous new technology allows patients to actually see the difference our bespoke implants will have on both posture and appearance before undergoing any form of treatment. This in turn ensures patients will be completely satisfied with the proposed enhancement”.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown f r o m a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

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