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Papa Continues to Expand Across Florida to Stop the Loneliness Epidemic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As of August 2018, Papa expands to the Orlando and Jacksonville markets to assist seniors and elders with transportation, household chores, and technology. Papa's mission to cure loneliness for seniors is aligned with their goals to bring on energetic college students who aspire to bridge the generational gap and give companionship to senior citizens. There are no signs of stopping the growth as they are currently in 11 cities throughout Florida.

Because of their expansion to the Orlando and Jacksonville markets, Papa will be recruiting qualified candidates at University Central Florida, Rollins College, Full Sail University, Valencia College, Seminole State College, University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Edward Waters College, and Chamberlain College of Nursing in the upcoming weeks.

"I am excited to say that we are on track expanding Papa throughout the state of Florida by the end of year," says CEO and Founder Andrew Parker. "We have realized that loneliness in America is an epidemic not many people are talking about. As the life expectancy keeps increasing we are also finding more people with the feelings of isolation and desolation. Our Papa Pals are well-trained companions and we listen to our members' feedback to keep improving for them."

He adds, "Through our data we noticed that a first visit may last an hour or two, but recurring users of Papa show longer visits up to 10 hours. This shows us that we are on our way to curing senior's loneliness while two generations connect through board games, technology, daily errands or doctors' visits."

COO, Alfredo Vaasmonde says, "We are seeing great growth. As we notice more demand is needed in different markets we strategically get after it and make it happen. We are excited to help seniors in these areas and make a difference."

More than 40 percent of seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis, according to a recent University of California, San Francisco study and more than half of these respondents said they would like providers to connect them to people or activities in their community to help them stay healthy (*see note 1). In an AARP study it stated that loneliness is also linked to health issues and can lead to death (*see note 2). Papa has been listening to these studies and is taking action to prevent these issues and show seniors that no matter their age they can still participate in activities and feel accepted.

Cited Information:

Note 1: Perissinotto, C. M. (2012, July 23). Loneliness in Older PersonsA Predictor of Functional Decline and Death. Retrieved from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1188033
Note 2: Anderson, G. Oscar. Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+. Washington, DC: AARP Research, September 2010. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00064.001

About Papa:

Papa, Inc. is a Miami based startup that opened late 2017. Papa provides assistance to its senior members throughout South Florida, Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Jacksonville and Orlando. Papa plans to expand to 4 different states at the beginning of next year.

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Rural Iowa Veterans Gain Better Medical Access Through New Telemedicine Partnership

OSCEOLA, Iowa -- Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa and the Veterans Administration in Des Moines recently partnered in a telemedicine exchange offering a rural Veteran a much-needed cardiology consultation. While telemedicine services are not unique to Clarke County Hospital nor the V.A. - both of whom have offered the services for almost a decade each - a new collaboration between the two organizations offers potentially life-saving opportunities for rural veterans needing access to V.A. consultations and diagnostics.

Through Clarke County Hospital's outpatient clinic, patients in south-central Iowa and surrounding communities now have access to V.A. telemed services that before were only available through central Iowa, metro V.A. locations. These metro-based consultations often required patients to drive or to be transported for hours each way for important, sometimes life-saving, diagnostics.

With their first co-op telemed visit in June, the V.A., Clarke County Hospital, and the ailing Veteran were able to complete a cardiology session within a fraction of the travel and time previously needed for such a visit.

Brian Evans, Clarke County Hospital's CEO said, "CCH is the first Critical Access Hospital in Iowa to partner with the VA through Telemed Services. We are very excited about this new service opportunity because it allows these patients to be able to stay closer to home for visits."

Clarke County Hospital has committed to offering Cardiology telemed visits at this time and look to add other VA providers in the future.

Telemedicine services through Clarke County Hospital are currently available Monday-Friday in their newly remodeled Outpatient Clinic at 800 S. Fillmore, Osceola, IA 50213.

For more information about the Clarke County Hospital Telemedicine services, contact Ashley Davis, RN BSN, Patient Care Coordinator / Telemedicine at 641-342-5333 or Dennis Blazek, IT Manager at 641-342-5393.

Learn more at: http://www.clarkehosp.org/

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National Behavioral Health Conference Scheduled in New Orleans, October 28 – 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The 2018 59th Annual National Dialogues on Behavioral Health (NDBH) conference will be held in New Orleans at the Renaissance Arts Hotel from October 28 - 31, 2018, and is titled "Reinventing the Behavioral Health Workforce: Implementing Innovative Solutions."

Conference topics are designed for: psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, addiction counselors, case managers, policy makers, behavioral healthcare providers, peer recovery workforce, state and county administrators, law enforcement/justice professionals, emergency/disaster response professionals, educators and school based counselors.

National Dialogues Conference partners are the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

The focus of this year's conference is particularly timely as it addresses issues of behavioral health workforce shortages and challenges.

"By 2025, shortages are projected for psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists," says Mary E. Smith, Ph.D., NDBH president. "The current behavioral health workforce is characterized as being part of an aging population with high turnover rates, maldistributed, and inadequately compensated."

At the same time, behavioral health systems are evolving so that there is a priority on the delivery of evidence-based services, a recovery orientation, quality and accountability, and integration with primary care. These system inadequacies have resulted in shifting the responsibility for care to other social service and law enforcement agencies. The future for the behavioral health workforce is dire.

So, the question is: What is to be done to address this behavioral health workforce disaster?

The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health Conference which begins Monday, October 29, will address the following questions:

* How can one "resource shift" and better utilize the current behavioral healthcare workforce?
* How can technology and telehealth be used as workforce extenders, especially in rural areas?
* How can the use of peer specialists, family caregivers, school counselors, primary care providers, and providers in the child welfare and criminal (and juvenile) justice systems be optimized?
* How can effective behavioral health community collaborative entities be formed?
* What are effective funding and reimbursement strategies to support needed workforce initiatives?

The pre-conference program, which will be offered on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is dedicated to the innovations in artificial intelligence and its use to support and/or provide increased access to behavioral health care.

The conference will include the opportunity for participants to have direct dialogue and discussion with the expert national speakers throughout the agenda.

The fee for the general conference Monday through Wednesday is $325. The pre-conference fee for Sunday, October 28, is $175.

Conference registration, hotel reservations, detailed session descriptions and additional information on presenters can be accessed at: http://nationaldialoguesbh.org/.

Conference registration questions may be directed to Brittany Copithorn at bcopithorn@wiche.edu. Early registration is encouraged.

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Advalent Partners with Novus Healthcare to Close the Gap in Value-Based Care

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- Advalent Corporation signed a partnership in early 2018 with Novus Healthcare to identify patients who could benefit from value-based care and implement that approach using Advalent's Value-Based Care Platform and Novus' population health management programs.

Together they provide preventative benefits to risk-bearing entities, such as ACO's, Payers, and Payviders who are moving into a value-based care model. Advalent's care management platform has hundreds of care plans to help patients manage living with chronic disease. Novus is the service arm that develops education and engagement to patients who are typically on Medicare living with two or more chronic diseases.

Their partnership drives home on preventative services, giving more information to physicians through analyzing claims data with Advalent's analytics algorithm to map conditions to specific care plans for patients, ultimately reducing crisis and acute care to give better outcomes to patient's healthcare. Together they piece together the complexities of the industry on both sides and create a massive opportunity to provide better health outcomes at lower costs.

"It is my pleasure to announce that Novus Healthcare's patient engagement and comprehensive assessment platform is now aligned with Advalent's analytics and technology," said Damon Kenton Ph.D., the CEO of Novus Healthcare. "We have been able to create a comprehensive turnkey solution that provides better data and information for the insures and care providers, while also reducing the burden on primary care providers allowing them more time for direct patient care and improving patient outcomes."

Currently there are 27 million Baby Boomers using Medicare who are living with two or more chronic diseases, and it is estimated to grow to 53 million people by 2020. With Advalent's ability to stratify members by using advanced analytics on financial and clinical data, they are able to map patient or members to condition/s specific care plans.

"Novus Healthcare is a contract preferred provider for physician practices, ACOs, and health plans in more than 15 states, enabling a strategic partnership with them to help make the switch for doctors to practice preventive measures and payers to continue their push towards value-based care," said Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent.

"At Advalent, our data analytics platform enables us to identify the open care gaps a patient needs to close, and Novus has a team of Nurse Practitioners and care coordinators to help close care gaps, engage patients and reduce the primary care doctors non-reimbursable work load, allowing them to concentrate on direct patient care. Our care platform and claims administration technology creates better outcomes to reduce costs and provide better outcomes."

The partnership is a strong strategic fit, leveraging two innovative companies' respective strengths across these main areas:

* Chronic Care Management provides savings for Medicare patients because they use less inpatient and outpatient care. Their care is value-based through telehealth, chatbots, and AI.

* The average medical practice time spent providing clinical services is 1.32 hours annually. Currently it is 45 minutes less than the average per patient requires annually.

* Only 55 percent patients receive recommended preventative and chronic services.

* Average medical practice revenue impact with Novus $198,534.

* 86 percent of surveyed providers also said chronic care management would help their practice score higher on quality measure for value-based care models. Ref: https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/half-of-pcps-aware-of-medicare-reimbursement-for-chronic-care-mgmt

* CAQH found if health plans were able to effectively automate all their administrative transactions they could generate nearly $1.7 billion in savings annually. Payers and providers would experience the biggest returns by automating benefit eligibility determinations and moving them to an entirely electronic process.

* Patients with chronic illnesses do not routinely receive the care they need. Abundant research has demonstrated that individuals with chronic illnesses regularly receive substandard health care. (ix, CSG.Org) Ref: https://www.csg.org/knowledgecenter/docs/SOG03ChronicIllness.pdf

According to a survey of over 800 primary care physicians and Medicare patients, 84 percent of the providers said chronic care management services would improve care quality at their practice but are at a loss on how to provide these services in a cost-effective manner.

"The key to a successful care management platform and improved patient outcomes is having preventive care programs that engage patients to take a pro-active approach in their care and integrate the programs with seamless technology, Novus was looking for the right technology and analytics partner with user-friendly patient and provider integrations and Advalent has the best platform in the market place," added Lichtlin.

"Working together to create a comprehensive care platform and provide Chronic Care Management services seemed like a no brainer; our improved patient outcomes and reduced care expenses show I was right."

About Advalent:
Advalent was founded in 2013 with the mission to advance technology payers use to manage their complex businesses. They have created a flexible, easy-to-use product that connects the disparate systems that make healthcare reimbursement challenging. Advalent was able to create true care administration, for modern new products including the most complex value-based products. More information: https://www.advalent.com/.

About Novus Healthcare:
Novus Healthcare was founded in 2013 and is a national medical practice that collaborates with physician practices, ACO's and health plans. and specializes in comprehensive Annual Wellness Visits. The Novus Engage360 patient assessment fulfills all Medicare Annual Wellness Visit requirements, thoroughly documents ICD10, RAF/HCC coding, improves HEDIS outcomes and star ratings, identifies liabilities, closes non-reimbursable care gaps, performs necessary screenings, reduces medication errors and reduces non-reimbursable work-loads on practice providers by over 45 minutes per patient annually. More information: http://novushc.com/.

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6th Annual International C.diff. Conference and Health EXPO in Philadelphia PA November 8-9

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The C Diff Foundation is honored to welcome 20+ leading topic experts joined by Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois and Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and Mark Wilcox,B Med Sci, BM, BS, MD, FRCPath-, Head of Microbiology and Academic Lead of Pathology at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT), Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Leeds, and Lead on Clostridium difficile for Public Health England (PHE).

Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA and Mark Wilcox, B Med Sci, BM ,BS, MD, FRCPath- will be this year's Conference Chairs of the upcoming 6th Annual International "C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO," taking place on November 8 and 9, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA and Mark Wilcox,B Med Sci, BM, BS, MD, FRCPath- join the internationally recognized experts in health care, academic, and industry leaders to discuss the burden of Clostridium difficile infections (C.difficile, C.diff., CDI) Prevention, Treatments, Diagnostics, Research, Clinical Trials, with Microbiome Research, Infection Prevention, Sepsis Prevention, Environmental Safety, Fecal Microbiota Restoration, Antibiotic Stewardship, Scientific Poster Presentations and more.

To learn more about this extraordinary conference, agenda and guest speakers: https://cdifffoundation.org/2018-guest-speakers/

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) "has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone." Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually. In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.

All attendees will have the highest levels of peer networking and learning opportunity at the International C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO. The conference program builds in time for face-to-face interaction between attending executives, corporate representatives and industry experts exhibiting in the health expo.

Attendee Barley Chironda, Infection Control Specialist, said about the 2017 conference, "I have attended all of the C Diff Foundation Conferences and I am always in awe at the wealth of new information that is presented at each conference. As an Infection Control Specialist, and a person who deals with Healthcare Infections, I feel this conference allows great knowledge sharing and networking."

With upmost appreciation we thank the following Exhibiting Sponsors for their continued support and partnering with the C Diff Foundation in promoting C. diff. Awareness worldwide:
- Diamond: Synthetic Biologics.
- Gold: Clorox Healthcare, Seres Therapeutics, ROCHE, Rebiotix, Pfizer.
- Silver: Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Ortiz.
- Bronze: Honey Bee Handiworks, Trinity Guardion, Steriliz, Safety Net America, SporeGen.

This conference is supported through an educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur US.

Visit https://cdifffoundation.org for more information. Contact Angelo Ortiz for registration, exhibiting/sponsor opportunities, and media partnerships: angelo.ortiz@cdifffoundation.org or Mobile (919) 201-1512.

About The C Diff Foundation:

The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established 2012, comprised of 100% volunteering professionals dedicated at supporting public health through education and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide. Listen to "C.diff. Spores and More" Tuesday's at 1 p.m. ET (www.cdiffradio.com), sponsored by Clorox Healthcare, providing leading up-to-date information on topics that are in align with their mission.

Follow C Diff Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Twitter @cdiffFoundation #Cdiff2018

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2nd Annual Global C.diff. Walks in US and UK to Raise Awareness on Importance of Clostridium difficile Infections Worldwide

TEANECK, N.J. -- Presented by the C Diff Foundation, the 2nd Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walks will take place on Saturday, May 19 at three separate locations: Morris A. Votee Park, Teaneck, New Jersey; Sims Park, New Port Richey, Florida; and in Leicester, England. All locations will include t-shirts and resourceful educational material for all registered walkers. The U.S. locations will also include water bottles and hydration stations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) "has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone." Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually. In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.

The Global C. diff. Walks will raise awareness of

Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection prevention and provide educational material while introducing the communities to the resources available. C.diff. infections are one of the leading health issues facing local communities.

"Every day the C Diff Foundation works to educate and advocate for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide to save lives. Our dedicated volunteering members are focused on improving the lives of individuals and families that are impacted by a C.diff. infection," says Nancy Caralla, Founding President of the C Diff Foundation.

We sincerely thank the following Sponsors for their continued support and for joining the C Diff Foundation in promoting
C. diff. Awareness worldwide:
Platinum: CutisPharma, Inc.
Gold: Pfizer and Xenex Disinfection Services.
Silver: Quellthera.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - "rain or shine."

Registration and Check-in takes place at 8 a.m. Walk and Program begins at 9 a.m. at: Milton A. Votee Park, Queen Anne Rd & Court St, Teaneck, NJ 07666; Sims Park, 6341 Bank Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652; and being led by Dr. Martha Cloakie, PhD, a walk in the park in Leicester, England.

To register on-line: https://cdifffoundation.org/ or https://cdifffoundation.org/2nd-annual-global-walks-2018/

Walkers can register individually ($20 per person) or as a team ($20 for team leader) and teams can recruit sponsors.

All proceeds raised will support the program of the C Diff Foundation which provides villages to cities with C. difficile infection education, advocacy, and support worldwide.

For additional information about the walk, please email info@cdifffoundation.org or call the main office in U.S.: (919) 201-1512.

About the C Diff Foundation:

The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established 2012, comprised of 100 percent volunteering professionals who are dedicated supporting public health through education and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide.

Follow C Diff Foundation on Twitter
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#CdiffWalk2018

Media Contact:
Angelo Ortiz, Global Walk Committee
angelo.ortiz@cdifffoundation.org

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Residents Medical Amasses a Dream Team Consisting of Deans, Chief Residents, MDs and PhDs to Help Medical Residency Candidates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Every year between September and February, thousands of medical school graduates interview for residencies. It's the last stage before a M.B.B.S., M.D., or D.O. degree holder can sit for their Board examinations and practice as a licensed physician in the U.S. This is where Residents Medical comes in - a respected organization that specializes in education, guidance, preparation, consulting and medical residency placement for its students and candidates.

Sheila Aula, senior guidance counselor at Residents Medical, has years of experience. She guides candidates and links them to a residency program that meets their goals. She also has the help of Residents Medical "Dream Team," a group of experienced Graduate Medical Education experts who assist these students and candidates to achieve their dream residency.

A snapshot of this “Dream Team” begins with Michael Mehlman, M.D., Ph.D., who spearheads the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Board Examination’s division of Residents Medical. He’s an accomplished researcher and achieved the highest score on his Step 1, and top scores in his other Board exams. He’s co-authored “First Aid,” the de facto study guide for USMLE examinations and works with all of Residents Medical USMLE tutors to ensure candidates have the best outcomes.

Professor Marcos Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of GME Development and Student Education. He's a distinguished and experienced physician/scientist and a prolific researcher with more than 90 publications. His experience includes being in charge of one of the largest DO residency programs in America with more than 30 specialties and 300+ residents where he ensured development, operational effectiveness and helped train residents in research and medicine.

Shawndeep Tung, MD has taken on the role of Director of Student Admissions and Affairs. He's an alumnus of Resident Medical's residency placement program and has completed his categorical residency. He's now working on his Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His research portfolio includes working on cutting-edge research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Miriam Macias, J.D., is Compliance Official and Head of Student Affairs. She is instrumental in walking students and candidates through their pathway to residency.

This stellar dream team, along with residents, deans and program directors all care about mentoring medicine's future leaders.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative organization with a sphere of influence in medical education. After preparation, education and a qualification process, its candidates are nominated for The Everest Foundation's "Everest Scholars" tenure, and they're matched into accredited medical residency programs for research and other CV-building procurements. If they prove themselves, they're given interviews for a coveted Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency position.

"The better Residents Medical does, the more good the Everest Foundation can do in providing medical schools and teaching hospitals with much needed help," Aula says. "There's such a need in Graduate Medical Education and in alleviating the residency bottleneck."

Visit: http://residentsmedical.com/ or call 310-444-9700.

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March is Residency Match Month: Residents Medical Candidates Achieve Medical Residency across America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Every March dozens of Residents Medical medical residency candidates find out if they attained their much-desired medical residency. There is no other more anticipated event for medical school graduates than the National Resident's Matching Program (NRMP) Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Programs (SOAP). More than 50,000 applicants apply annually, but more than 5,000 don't make the cut. Residents Medical works to ensure their medical residency candidates achieve their dream residency.

Without completing a medical residency, a medical school graduate is unable to become a board-certified physician and practice medicine. Year after year these thousands of "unmatched" residency applicants have compounded into a residency bottleneck. There are just too many applicants, and not enough training positions in teaching hospitals. The anomaly of it is that throughout America, especially in low-income and rural areas, there's a severe doctor shortage.

In step with March's run for medical residency, Residents Medical's medical residency candidates completed a rigorous preparatory process, and after successful completion, interviewed for ACGME Accredited Residency Positions. The results were impressive. On Match Day, they learned that their dream residency had been fulfilled.

So, what's the key to Residents Medical success? This unique organization has a sphere of influence that targets Graduate Medical Education (GME). This year, many professional aspirations came to pass for Residents Medical roster.

Sheila Aula, the program's Senior Guidance Counselor and Manager, clearly expressed the mandate of Residents Medical. "Our candidates not only obtain their dream residency in the match, but throughout the year our cohorts achieve their dream residency through proprietary and exclusive opportunities assisted by our Residency Dream Team," she says. "With so many Indian-American medical graduates being helped, Residents Medical is an enviable organization. It's a great place to start if one needs a competitive edge."

In addition to these students and candidates achieving residency training through NRMP Match Days, many candidates also received invitations for a residency slot before the main match in the Pre-Match.

For example, Dr. Dande was a candidate who worked hard to complete a tenure at an Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's affiliated research program. As a result, she was invited for an interview and selected in a sought after, exclusive Pre-Match position.

Dr. Kumar, among dozens of other Residents Medical candidates, also successfully obtained residency on "Match Day." He came to Residents Medical and completed a rigorous candidacy rehabilitation program, which mitigated his United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) failed test attempts. He proved himself to Residents Medical and to the residency program leadership and achieved his dream residency in North Carolina.

Dr. Akshay, a graduate from a medical school in Nepal, developed his acumen with Residents Medical and achieved his dream residency though the SOAP Match into a top university program in Alabama.

Many of Residents Medical candidates will continue to be invited for interviews and obtain a prized residency slot through September of 2018. This exclusive approach is Residents Medical cohesion with The Everest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), which gives their cohorts a chance to become Everest Scholars and to integrate into a residency program to prove themselves worthy of a residency position.

Some of Residents Medical candidates have also gone on to achieve their dream fellowship after residency. Dr. Amir completed his pathology residency at UC Davis and is now doing his fellowship at Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA. Dr. Shawn completed his general surgery residency in New York and has started his fellowship at Harvard.

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative organization with a sphere of influence in medical education. After preparation, education and a qualification process, its candidates are nominated for The Everest Foundation's "Everest Scholars" tenure, and they're matched into accredited medical residency programs for research and other CV-building procurements. If they prove themselves, they're given interviews for a coveted Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency position.

"The better Residents Medical does, the more good the Everest Foundation can do in providing medical schools and teaching hospitals with much needed help," Aula says. "There's such a need in GME and in alleviating the residency bottleneck."

Visit: http://residentsmedical.com/ or call 310-444-9700.

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U.S. Governors Are Applauded for Proclaiming November Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Many U.S. Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month, the non-profit C Diff Foundation announced today.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) "has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone." Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually.

In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.

As a leading health care and patient advocacy organization the C Diff Foundation provides resources concerning C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide.

The C Diff Foundation continues to heighten the urgency of this life-threatening infection with government agencies, academia topic experts, and health care professionals worldwide.

"Our shared goal is to witness a significant reduction in C. difficile infections worldwide by the year 2020. We would also like to thank Rebiotix for their efforts and support with this endeavor," stated Nancy C. Caralla, Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation.

Through the State Proclamations Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) infection awareness has risen significantly worldwide.

About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established 2012, comprised of 100-percent volunteering professionals dedicated at supporting public health through education and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide. Visit https://cdifffoundation.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Denise Graham
telephone: 919-201-1512
denise@cdifffoundation.org

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Sunlight Home Annual Benefit Dinner Speaker, Jennifer O’Neill

NAPLES, Fla. -- Sunlight Home's Annual Benefit Dinner, chaired by Mrs. Jean Beauchamp, will be held on Nov. 4, 2017 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. This year's honored speaker is Jennifer O'Neill, internationally acclaimed model, actress, author, producer and Pro-Life Spokesperson.

Guests will be welcomed at 5:30 p.m. for the social hour, followed by the dinner program.

A signed copy of Ms. O'Neill's book, "Surviving Myself" (ISBN: 978-0997265828) will be raffled off at the dinner. Entertainment will be provided by "Souvenir Band."

The dinner tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited.

For reservations please contact Linda Hale, Executive Director, (239) 352-0251, Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo.com.

Jennifer O'Neill is the Spokesperson for the International "Silent No More" Awareness Campaign - a non-denominational, non-political, post-abortion healing organization, and shares her own experience of being forced into an abortion at an early age, and the life crises she faced in the aftermath, including substance abuse, severe depression and attempted suicide.

Jennifer has been a passionate fundraiser for hundreds of Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Maternity Homes all across America that give women the ability to choose life for their babies. She has been awarded numerous awards, including the Defender of Life Award for her generous and courageous support of the sanctity of life.

Jennifer appears regularly on radio and T.V shows on behalf of LIFE, has hosted documentaries highlighting youth with regard to abortion, and has addressed the U.S. Senate and Congress concerning the devastating aftermath of abortion, and championing the cause for helping "at risk" single mothers in crisis both before and after giving birth. Jennifer continues to march in Washington D.C. and around the country in support of LIFE.

About Sunlight Home:

For the past 23 years, Sunlight has been "Saving and Changing Lives." It is the only long term residential maternity home, plus transitional housing facility in Collier County that serves "at risk" homeless, abused and abandoned pregnant women and teens living in deep poverty both before and after giving birth. Their faith based "Rays of Hope" maternity program and "Transition to Hope" transitional housing program are designed to give single mothers and their children a path to a bright future of independence and financial responsibility, whether they parent or choose an adoption plan.

For more information about Sunlight Home, contact Linda Hale, Executive Director, (239) 352-0251, Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo.com or visit their website at http://sunlighthome.org/.

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