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Media Advisory: New York Times Contributor and Author of Controversial Book on Mercury in Vaccines, Live on AutismToday.Com

Author: Exceptional Resources, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 27 Apr 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DALLAS, TX and ALBERTA, Canada - April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Autism Today announces a live, interactive telephone conference will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PST this Thursday, April 28th featuring David Kirby, author of 'Evidence of Harm, A Medical Controversy' (ISBN: 0-312-32544-0). He will address the question: 'Does mercury in vaccines cause autism and other disorders in children?'”



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DALLAS, TX and ALBERTA, Canada - April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Autism Today announces a live, interactive telephone conference will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PST this Thursday, April 28th featuring David Kirby, author of "Evidence of Harm, A Medical Controversy" (ISBN: 0-312-32544-0). He will address the question: "Does mercury in vaccines cause autism and other disorders in children?"

"I sure wish I would've known about these immunization issues when my children were getting their vaccinations. I may have done them differently!" Karen L. Simmons, parent of 6 children, one with autism, author and founder of AutismToday.com

The largest portal for autism, AutismToday.com is hosting the first ever live interactive Telephone Conference with author and New York Times contributor, David Kirby. David's book, "Evidence of Harm, A Medical Controversy" explores the current debate over mercury in vaccines possibly causing neurological disorders like autism.

The conference will be 6:00 - 8:00 PST this Thursday, April 28th when David Kirby will take the participants through a very powerful online presentation while answering questions from his audience. He will discuss many factors about mercury in vaccinations including what's safe and what's not!

Some children with autism were never exposed to mercury, and most people that were exposed show no evidence of harm. But if mercury isn't responsible for the apparent autism epidemic then what is? This debate compelled the scientific community to consider an environmental component rather than looking purely for a genetic explanation. After all there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic!

Something in our modern world may be pushing a certain number of susceptible kids over the neurological limit. This is where organizations like Autism Today are needed so resources and the latest information are easily accessed.

Established in 1998 by mother of autistic child, Autism Today is an online information and resource center which currently receives 2 million hits a month, 55,000 unique monthly visitors and over 25,000 family and professional members. Other top world-class experts, authors and presenters, make this "go-to" place a leading source for the latest information available anywhere. Autism Today's goal is to be the leading resource provider for autism worldwide.

More information: www.autismtoday.com or contact Karen Simmons, CEO Autism Today and Exceptional Resources, Inc., media@autismtoday.com, +1-866-9-AUTISM.

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For Greater Northwest Medical Group The Future Is Now!

Author: Greater Northwest Medical Group, S.C.
Dateline: Mon, 14 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BUFFALO GROVE, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Greater Northwest Medical Group, including eleven Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians, treating patients at its Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Park Ridge offices, announces its transition from traditional paper medical charts to Electronic Medical Records (EMR).”



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BUFFALO GROVE, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Greater Northwest Medical Group, including eleven Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians, treating patients at its Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and Park Ridge offices, announces its transition from traditional paper medical charts to Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

While many medical group practices agree that electronic medical records are the "wave of the future," few have yet taken that innovative step forward. The expense and internal operational changes are daunting to many medical groups. But the Greater Northwest Medical Group decided that the benefits to patients were well worth the commitment to EMR.

Patient safety is one of the major benefits. The move to EMR supports the position of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a volunteer organization of national and international scientific experts dedicated to providing unbiased, scientifically balanced answers to difficult questions of national importance. IOM Committee Chair, Paul C. Tang, Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California explains: "Improving patient safety starts with fundamental changes in information technology systems that support care. Electronic health records that allow care providers to gather, store, and use health information more efficiently could increase the effectiveness of care and greatly reduce errors and costs."

Despite the fact that building such an information system is easier said than done, Greater Northwest Medical Group has put this IOM theory into action. According to Practice Administrator, Michael Hartke, "The transition to Electronic Medical Records for a Practice of our size has been a formidable task, involving extensive investment in computer software and

ehardware, as well as intensive training for all levels of staff. But the benefits for our patients far outweigh our internal pain of the transition. Every office visit, medication prescribed, drug allergy notation, telephone message, diagnostic, hospital, and external specialist report is documented in typewritten form in the patient’s electronic medical record. This system eliminates any chance of misinterpreted handwriting. The EMR system also provides the patient’s primary physician - or any Greater Northwest Medical physician on call after hours - with immediate, password-protected secure computer access to the patient’s entire medical record. This gives our patients the assurance that no matter what time of day or night, treatment decisions are based on the physician’s complete knowledge of the patient’s medical history, regardless of the physical location of the physician at the time. As a result, the best medical care decisions can be made safely and quickly."

The first office to "go live" with the EMR system was the Buffalo Grove office at the end of 2004, with the Arlington Heights and other offices following suit in 2005.

For more information about Greater Northwest Medical Group’s experience with Electronic Medical Records, or to arrange an interview, call Jackie Speckin, Media Contact, 847-540-9711; email: jlspeckin @ comcast.net.


About Greater Northwest Medical Group

Greater Northwest Medical Group is an Internal Medical and Family Practice medical practice established in 1996, currently serving patients at three Northwest Suburban office locations. Greater Northwest Medical Group is founded on the principle of working as healthcare partners with our patients. The Practice is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive and convenient healthcare. Our goal is to serve all our patients - from pediatric to geriatric - with effective preventative care, rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, and successful management of chronic medical conditions.

The Greater Northwest Medical Group’s dedication to high quality patient care at the patients’ convenience is reflected by the unique extended office hours - including urgent care on Sundays and holidays - and ancillary services, such as in-house laboratory, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling services.

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Sprixx Announces New Unscented Formula for Wearable Hand Sanitizer

Author: Sprixx, DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 28 Jan 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sprixx (www.sprixx.com), a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., has announced the availability of a new unscented alcohol hand sanitizer formula for its line of professional body-worn hand sanitizers. Containing 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients, the new product is available for the popular Sprixx XE Dispenser which is delivered in a 1.35-ounce replacement cartridge.”



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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sprixx (www.sprixx.com), a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., has announced the availability of a new unscented alcohol hand sanitizer formula for its line of professional body-worn hand sanitizers. Containing 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients, the new product is available for the popular Sprixx XE Dispenser which is delivered in a 1.35-ounce replacement cartridge.



Caption: Sprixx Unscented Formula Wearable Hand Sanitizer.

The XE personal dispenser looks like a beeper, is clipped to belt or clothing, operates with a single hand, and is ergonomically designed to sanitize hands on-the-go without interrupting workflow. The new unscented formula is also available for the Sprixx HP 2.36 oz spray bottle which fits into the unique HP holster that clips to belt, cloths, or objects.

Sprixx is a hand hygiene breakthrough in the national effort to stem the tide of health care acquired infections. The Sprixx dispensers are the most aggressive expression of Joint Commission's (JCAHO) Patient Safety Goal 7 and the CDC hand hygiene guidelines initiatives. The CDC guidelines Recommendation 8.D calls for health care workers to carry "individual pocket-sized container" in areas of high workload as well as access to wall mount dispensers. Therefore, JCAHO will audit for personal sanitizer containers.

Sprixx goes further to incorporate the intent of Recommendation 8.C. ("...provide HCWs with a readily accessible alcohol-based hand-rub product" and nothing is more accessible than Sprixx) and 8.A. ("Make improved hand-hygiene adherence an institutional priority and provide appropriate administrative support and financial resources"). Finally, the guidelines research agenda makes a call to "Develop devices to facilitate the use and optimal application of hand-hygiene agents."

The new Sprixx Unscented Formula is more appropriate in many professional settings and helps avoid the problem of staff personal preferences and sensitivities. An unscented formula is a better fit for most hospital settings. For example, ICU, NICU, and cancer patients are often sensitive to perfumes of any kind. With a scented formula, there is always a percentage of the staff that will not adapt well to it. The new unscented formula has a slight alcohol scent when first used and then quickly dissipates as the alcohol evaporates leaving only fresh, germ free hands.


Hands the #1 Culprit

The CDC always lists hand hygiene as the number one measure to prevent the spread of infection. Hand hygiene compliance rarely exceeds 40% even in medical settings where everyone is fully aware of the problem and its magnitude.


CDC Recommends Alcohol

After a century of success in Europe, the use of waterless alcohol hand sanitizers has taken the U.S. by storm. In the newly updated "Guidelines for hand hygiene in health care settings," the CDC now recommends the use of alcohol hand sanitizers over hand washing when hands are not visibly soiled. The reason - it is faster, easier to use, less damaging to hands, more effective, and not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem. Since those recommendations, hospitals across the country have been putting up alcohol sanitizer wall mount dispensers.

Key points from the CDC hand hygiene guidelines include:

1) Use an alcohol hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled.

2) Accessibility and ease of use are the keys to compliance.



Hand Transmitted Infections Kill

The CDC estimates that each year 2 million patients develop hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections. An estimated 90,000 deaths are attributed to nosocomial infection each year and 75,000 of which were considered preventable. On average, infections complicate 7% to 10% of hospital admissions. The CDC now places nosocomial infections as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. only behind heart attack, cancer, and stroke. The economic burden of nosocomial infections in the U.S. annually is estimated at more than $5 billion.

New antibiotic resistant mutated bugs such as VRE and MRSA contribute to the problem. Mutating infections have become increasingly difficult to treat even with the most powerful antibiotics.


Additional information: www.sprixx.com

Sprixx is a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., of Santa Barbara, CA. For more information on Sprixx, phone 866-477-7499, visit the special press page at www.sprixx.com/press, or email rcagle @ life-like.com.

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