Awards and Honors, Hospitals and Nursing, Medical

Four Seasons Named No. 1 Western North Carolina Hospice Provider

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Wed, 30 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a respected hospice care provider in North Carolina for almost a decade, leads the western region of the state for its significant percentage of patients served. Four Seasons serves an average of 1,000 persons daily.”



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Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a respected hospice care provider in North Carolina for almost a decade, leads the western region of the state for its significant percentage of patients served. Four Seasons serves an average of 1,000 persons daily.

Over the last 5 years, Four Seasons has maintained the highest death service ratio in western N.C., according to figures in an annual statewide Death Service Ratio (DSR) report released last month.

A simple, practical measure for monitoring hospice use by patients and families, the Death Service Ratio is an annual record of how many individuals at end of life received hospice care.

Four Seasons serves an average of 1,000 persons daily, providing care to a significant percentage of regional patients at their end of life through its hospice and palliative care programs.

These counties served include, but are not limited to:
* Henderson - of 1,279 deaths, 810 persons or 63.33 percent;
* Buncombe - of 2,392 deaths, 1,039 persons or 43.44 percent;
* Macon - of 482 deaths, 140 persons or 29.05 percent;
* Jackson - of 325 deaths, 111 persons or 31.15 percent;
* Swain - of 177 deaths, 73 persons or 41.24 percent;
* Transylvania - of 376 deaths, 205 persons or 54.52 percent.

Additionally, family satisfaction with Four Seasons' quality of care remains in the top 10 percent in the United States.

"One of the best indicators of how well a hospice organization serves those who need its services remains the death service ratio," says Chris Comeaux, president and chief executive officer of Four Seasons.

In 2012, of 81,798 deaths statewide, North Carolina estimates indicate 33,060 persons, or 40.42 percent, received hospice care, according to data prepared by the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care.

"Providing the best end-of-life care to all those who need it in western North Carolina remains central to the Four Seasons vision and mission" says Comeaux.

Hospice utilization trends continued to show increase across the nation in 2011. North Carolina ranked sixth in the country, and tracked an average hospice utilization rate of 40.6 percent. An estimated 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness received care from hospice and palliative care providers in the U.S., compared with 1.58 million in 2010, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life is a non-profit organization with a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers. Nationally known for its leadership in innovative, quality hospice services, Four Seasons is a Circle of Life award recipient from the American Medical Association.

Learn more about Four Seasons' values and mission at http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

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Entertainment, Medical

Blue Horizon Stem Cells Treats Celebrity Using Anti-Aging Treatment

Author: Blue Horizon International
Dateline: New York, New York (NEW YORK, N.Y.)  | Mon, 28 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “On September 24, 2013 Blue Horizon Stem Cells (BHSC) treated their first celebrity patient, original 'supermodel' Janice Dickinson, the company announced today. Treated in the BHSC Wuhan, China facility, Dickinson received an anti-aging treatment using stem cells. 30 days after her original stem cell treatment Dickinson feels amazing and is ready to discuss her experience.”



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On September 24, 2013 Blue Horizon Stem Cells (BHSC) treated their first celebrity patient, original "supermodel" Janice Dickinson, the company announced today. Treated in the BHSC Wuhan, China facility, Dickinson received an anti-aging treatment using stem cells. 30 days after her original stem cell treatment Dickinson feels amazing and is ready to discuss her experience.

Dickinson flew into China on September 23 and received treatment the next day. The stem cell anti-aging treatment is an out-patient procedure requiring two to three hours in the hospital. She was escorted personally by Blue Horizon Stem Cells Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Dr. Brian Mehling.

When asked how Dickinson reacted to the treatment, Mehling stated, "Janice expected the change in her physical appearance, but it's the change in energy and decrease in aches and pains that truly impressed her." According to Mehling, those results are typical among most patients that receive stem cell treatment.

Mehling and Dickinson were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Once Dickinson learned of the potential benefits of the anti-aging treatment, she could not resist.

When asked why she decided to receive stem cell treatment by Blue Horizon Stem Cells, Dickinson said "It was a no-brainer ... I am 58 years old and with the promise of experienced doctors, a safe procedure and looking and feeling amazing; why wouldn't I use Blue Horizon Stem Cells. It's amazing!"

The anti-aging stem cell treatments produce a more youthful look without the pain and healing associated with cosmetic surgery.

Blue Horizon Stem Cells has performed thousands of procedures using stem cells. BHSC uses adult stem cells for its procedures and conducts research on its patients. Treating celebrities with this cutting-edge, proven technology is only the beginning. The international company is preparing to open additional facilities in Europe and Asia. Coupled with the launch of its new skin care line, Blue Horizon Stem Cells is preparing for a productive year of new patients and global opportunities.

About Blue Horizon Stem Cells:

Blue Horizon Stem Cells is a division of Blue Horizon International that provides stem cell therapy and research to achieve health benefits. Uniquely positioned to take advantage of its clinical research, Blue Horizon Stem Cell has safely and efficiently performed over 2250 procedures, documenting each procedure while tracking the progress of patients throughout their treatment cycle.

Blue Horizon International's stem cell therapy program is associated with The Stem Cell Centre, Hongqiao Brain Hospital and Wuhan University School of Basic Medical Science, Wuhan, China.

For more information visit http://www.bluehorizonstemcells.com/ .

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Business, Medical

Blue Horizon International Presents at Oman Healthcare Conference

Author: Blue Horizon International
Dateline: New York, New York (NEW YORK, N.Y.)  | Mon, 14 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Blue Horizon International participated in the Oman Healthcare Conference and Expo, held September 23-25, 2013 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. As a featured conference presenter and participant in the expo, BHI demonstrated their expertise in stem cell treatments and the potential benefits that regenerative medicine hold for healthcare in Oman, as well as globally.”



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Blue Horizon International participated in the Oman Healthcare Conference and Expo, held September 23-25, 2013 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. As a featured conference presenter and participant in the expo, BHI demonstrated their expertise in stem cell treatments and the potential benefits that regenerative medicine hold for healthcare in Oman, as well as globally.

BHI's presence at the three day event began with a booth space at the Oman Expo. Their booth provided general information about their expertise in global healthcare consulting, and the work of their stem cells division, Blue Horizon Stem Cells. Word soon traveled through the expo about their documented success in performing over 2250 stem cell treatments.

Their Director of International Relations, Klara Doert, realized additional resources were needed. "Numerous Omani's came to our booth to inquire about stem cell treatments for all kinds of diseases -- all of them had medical files in their hands, so I asked them to return when a BHI physician was present."

That opportunity to meet with a physician came on day three of the conference, after BHI physicians presented "Facilitating Global Development of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Technology" at the conference.

BHI Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Dr. Brian Mehling commented that there were over 75,000 Omani patients last year that went to other countries for treatment of various diseases, some involved cell-based therapies.

Mehling added that, "In the future, BHI will direct this outbound patient population to our state-of-the-art clinical facilities in Europe and Asia." Based on the lines that began to form around the BHI booth at the expo, this opportunity could occur reasonably soon.

The response received at the Oman Healthcare Conference and Expo is another example of the excitement and interest that regenerative medicine and stem cell based treatment is creating globally. Blue Horizon International remains at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology and currently operates stem cell treatment facilities in China and Slovakia, to facilitate its clinical research and treatments.

Blue Horizon International is a healthcare consulting company with a unique concept that combines treatment, research and philanthropy. Blue Horizon International provides quality care and service for medical treatments globally, advanced technologies in stem cell therapies, and also provides resources needed to assist children and adults who are medically underserved.

For more information please visit Blue Horizon International at http://www.bluehorizoninternational.com/ .

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Business, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Medical

Paragon BioTeck Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Horus Pharma for Ilast

Author: Paragon BioTeck, Inc.
Dateline: Portland, Oregon (PORTLAND, Ore.)  | Wed, 09 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Paragon BioTeck, Inc. signs a distribution agreement with Horus Pharma for rights to supply the Ilast range of its medical-grade ocular hygiene and lid care products within the United States. It begins on an exclusive basis this month.”



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Paragon BioTeck, Inc. signs a distribution agreement with Horus Pharma for rights to supply the Ilast range of its medical-grade ocular hygiene and lid care products within the United States. It begins on an exclusive basis this month.

"This agreement with Horus Pharma demonstrates Paragon's commitment to partnering with companies that are dedicated to elevating eye care in the U.S.," Patrick Witham, CEO of Paragon BioTeck, says. "It is also an example of Paragon's ongoing commitment to further develop and foster an unparalleled network of collaborative partners."

Martine Claret, president of Horus Pharma, is also excited about the partnership. "Our partnership with Paragon is a significant milestone in our company's global commercialization efforts," she says. "Ilast is an important advancement in eye care because it is the only preservative, fragrance and alcohol-free line of ocular hygiene and lid care products available in the U.S."

About Ilast:

Preservative-free and containing a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, Ilast(R) is scientifically-formulated and uses the unique, patented-manufacturing process - Epifree(R) Technology. The proprietary process of low-temperature sterilization allows the product to maintain its microbiological integrity while maximizing the quality of active ingredients and ensuring a high level of efficacy. Epifree(R) Technology was designed to eliminate a wide range of cytotoxic and allergenic properties due to the preservatives that may cause irritation or contribute to certain pre-existing conditions affecting the eye and delicate skin surrounding the eye.

About Horus Pharma:

French Innovation Lab, Horus Pharma, is a leading pioneer in France and throughout Europe, and offers a first-in-class, medical-grade range of preservative-free ocular hygiene and lid care products containing a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, featuring the company's patented Epifree(R) Technology.

About Paragon BioTeck, Inc.:

Paragon BioTeck is a privately-held, ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical and medical device company pursuing the development and commercialization of products addressing unmet medical needs in the fight to protect and preserve eyesight. For more information on the company and its work, visit http://www.paragonbioteck.com/ .

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Health, Diet and Fitness, Medical

TeamSnap Partners with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to Launch Health and Fitness Advisory Board

Author: TeamSnap, Inc.
Dateline: Boulder, Colorado (BOULDER, Colo.)  | Wed, 09 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “TeamSnap, Inc., the world's number one web and mobile team management service, for sports and activities, today announced the formation of the TeamSnap Health and Fitness Advisory Board in cooperation with HealthONE's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.”



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TeamSnap, Inc., the world's number one web and mobile team management service, for sports and activities, today announced the formation of the TeamSnap Health and Fitness Advisory Board in cooperation with HealthONE's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

The board, currently composed of six RMHC board-certified doctors, will publish original articles for both the TeamSnap blog as well as for other media outlets serving young athletes and their parents. Topics will include injury prevention, nutrition and training tips as well as general information for helping busy families balance the many demands on their time.

"We are very pleased to team up with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for this project," said Ken McDonald, TeamSnap's vice president of Customer Acquisition. "The parents, managers, coaches and young athletes who rely on TeamSnap can now find original information provided by some of the nation's leading experts in health and fitness for kids and young adults."

The inaugural members of the TeamSnap Health & Fitness Advisory Board are:

* Dr. Laurel Benson, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.
* Dr. Sue Kirelik, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Concussion.
* Dr. Karen McAvoy, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist/Concussion Specialist.
* Dr. K. Brooke Pengel, MD, Pediatrician/Sports Medicine Specialist.
* Dr. John Polousky, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.
* Dr. Jaren Riley, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.

The first blog post was written by Dr. Pengel and is called "Lightning Safety: Four Things Parents, Children, Athletes and Coaches Need to Know." Dr. Pengel was inspired to develop this piece after this season's opening NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens was delayed for approximately 30 minutes due to lightning. Read post at: http://goo.gl/tp9EjF .

About TeamSnap, Inc.:

TeamSnap is an award-winning mobile and web service for managing ongoing activities including recreational and competitive sports teams, social groups, and other organizations. With a simple but powerful online interface, TeamSnap makes it easy to keep track of participants, schedules, attendance and availability, payments, statistics and much more. Comprehensive messaging functions keep everyone in touch, and with a strong focus on usability and simplicity, TeamSnap is software that people actually find fun to use.

With enthusiastic customers in 195 countries and teams representing more than 100 different sports and non-sport groups, TeamSnap has quickly become one of the fastest-growing team and group management solutions available. More information: http://www.teamsnap.com/ .

Video: http://youtu.be/fx0vRXYGijU .

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Business, Medical, Surgery and Neurotechnology

Neuro Alert Announces Its Participation in the NASS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Author: Neuro Alert
Dateline: White Plains, New York (WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.)  | Tue, 08 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Neuro Alert, a healthcare organization providing neuromonitoring services for surgeons and hospitals throughout the United States, is pleased to announce its participation in The North American Spine Society (NASS) 28th Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2013 in New Orleans.”



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Neuro Alert, a healthcare organization providing neuromonitoring services for surgeons and hospitals throughout the United States, is pleased to announce its participation in The North American Spine Society (NASS) 28th Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2013 in New Orleans.

That's where visitors from across the world will convene to share their insights, ideas and information about the latest techniques, procedures and technologies in spine care. Thousands of attendees will gain access to best practices and state-of-the-art training which will enable them to grow professionally and propel their organizations forward.

In addition to their efforts to increase awareness and communicate the value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM), Neuro Alert's representatives will reveal new strategies designed to assist entrepreneurial physicians in the formation and operation of IONM businesses.

"We believe that our newly-developed Physician Owned Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Team Business Solutions may prove to be beneficial for many surgeons," states Dr. T.V. Seshan, founder and clinical director of Neuro Alert. "We will show busy healthcare providers how to increase their profitability, enhance operational efficiency and retain their own neurotechnologist, which may result in improved care and improved clinical outcomes. We can't wait to share our ideas with spine care experts."

Karthik Seshan, Director of Operations, says: "The North American Spine Society Meeting is one of the most interesting and influential events for spine care professionals. The goal of the trade show is to create an exceptional and edifying experience for its attendees. It is a great avenue for us to meet industry stakeholders, influencers and potential business partners and showcase our services and solutions."

This year, the trade show will feature more than 500 presentations, informative sessions for allied health professionals, a variety of workshops, as well as cutting-edge research and special groups discussions.

About Neuro Alert:

Neuro Alert is a physician-owned and operated company providing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services for surgeons, surgical groups and hospitals since 2006. The rapidly-growing Westchester NY-based organization was founded by Dr. T.V. Seshan - a renowned physician, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a pioneer in intraoperative monitoring (IONM). The simple yet crucial monitoring procedures, offered by Neuro Alert, are set up to detect any neurological deficits during major surgeries, allowing surgeons to gain instant feedback about their patient's condition and avert potential adverse affects.

Neuro Alert consists of a team of experienced and highly-skilled physicians and technical professionals who work together to enhance treatment precision, reduce physician liability and ensure patient safety.

For more information about Neuro Alert, please visit http://neuroalert.com/ or call (888) 787-6267.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Medical

Janet Bull, M.D., Four Seasons Chief Medical Officer, Named ‘Visionary’ Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by AAHPM

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Tue, 08 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, has been named a Top 30 Visionary by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. A recognized, influential leader in her field, Bull specializes in hospice and palliative care, focusing on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for persons with serious illness.”



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Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, has been named a Top 30 Visionary by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. A recognized, influential leader in her field, Bull specializes in hospice and palliative care, focusing on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for persons with serious illness.

"Vision sometimes comes from looking through a different set of lenses," says Bull. "When we look from the patient's perspective and not our own, we are able to see where we need to go as a field."

The award recognizing Bull's visionary leadership celebrates AAHPM's 25th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, AAHPM's 5,000 members were asked to recognize their personal "top 10" among 111 peers for the important role played in advancing the medical specialty of hospice and palliative medicine. From that group, the Visionaries, comprised of a group of 14 women and 16 men, are physicians, nurses and hospice pioneers.

"Under Dr. Bull's visionary leadership, Four Seasons has been successfully brought clinical research into the community setting," says Chris Comeaux, chief executive officer. "To that end, we've conducted more than 41 individual and multi-site clinical trials to improve symptom management and quality of life for patients."

Additionally, Bull has been instrumental in the development of a "quality data assessment collection tool." The metric, known as QDACT, collates data from thousands of patient visits to ensure quality, standardize symptom burden, advance care planning, and meet psychosocial needs.

"My vision for the future is that hospice and palliative care medicine will become a standard component of care in our country and throughout the world," Bull says. "My hope is that it will be the norm for patients to have care dictated by their goals and preferences, not medical technology and sterile environments."

Most recently, says Comeaux, through the Four Seasons Center of Excellence, Bull is a catalyst for the development of professional learning communities to share best clinical practices, provide exceptional education and mentoring, and help other organizations start palliative care and research departments.

"These individuals, like Janet Bull, have been critical in building and shaping our field over the past 25 years," says Steve R. Smith, AAHPM executive director and chief executive officer. "They represent thousands of healthcare professionals in this country who provide quality medical care and support for those living daily with serious illness."

In the future, Bull envisions continuing to develop research in community settings and building Four Seasons' Center of Excellence.

Visionary hospice and palliative care leader Janet Bull, M.D., is chief medical officer with Four Seasons Compassion for Life, http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ . Four Seasons is a state leader in hospice and palliative care, serving individuals across western North Carolina.

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Family, Parenting and Children, Medical

Four Seasons to Sponsor ‘Healing with Horses’ A Teen Grief Support Camp

Author: Four Seasons Compassion For Life
Dateline: Flat Rock, North Carolina (FLAT ROCK, N.C.)  | Thu, 03 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.”



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A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Camp expenses are sponsored by Four Seasons. Upon arrival at camp, the teens will meet their four-legged therapists and begin to explore their individual grief issues through specially planned activities. Horse-riding skills are not required to participate in this camp.

During the two days of sharing and learning, through this established form of experiential therapy with horses, the teens will have a unique opportunity to explore their grief experiences without judgment or criticism. Together the teens will learn new coping skills for their grief journeys and gain confidence to deal with their changing worlds.

The sessions are facilitated throughout both days by a trained equine specialist and therapist, and a hospice bereavement counselor.

Teens, ages 13-19, and who have experienced the loss of a significant loved one, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Teens must be able to commit to both Saturdays. For more information or an application, please call the Four Seasons Bereavement Department at 692-6178, or go to our website at http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

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Story Title: Four Seasons to Sponsor 'Healing with Horses' A Teen Grief Support Camp
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Business, Management Changes, Medical

Neuro Alert Announces New Board of Advisors

Author: Neuro Alert
Dateline: White Plains, New York (WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.)  | Mon, 30 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Neuro Alert, an established healthcare organization and recognized leader in neuromonitoring services for surgeons, surgical groups and hospitals across the United States, has recently appointed six members to serve on their board of advisors. The new members of the team come from a variety of backgrounds and have a proven track record of success in business.”



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Neuro Alert, an established healthcare organization and recognized leader in neuromonitoring services for surgeons, surgical groups and hospitals across the United States, has recently appointed six members to serve on their board of advisors. The new members of the team come from a variety of backgrounds and have a proven track record of success in business.

"We are convinced that we will benefit significantly from their individual strengths and expertise and will be better-equipped to achieve all our professional goals," says Karthik Seshan, Director of Operations. "My colleagues and I look forward to working with them."

At Neuro Alert's quarterly meetings, the members review, discuss and outline a specific course of action and strategies to broaden the organization's outreach, streamline operations, and carry the business forward.

"We are pleased to have savvy and accomplished business professionals on our team," says T.V. Seshan MD, a board-certified clinical physiatrist, who is also a founder and clinical director of Neuro Alert. "All members of the board are proven leaders in their respective fields, and each one of them brings a wealth of experience and valuable perspective to the table. And that's exactly what we need to advance our business."

The members of the board of advisors include:

Richard Bernstein is a successful entrepreneur and visionary, who created, designed and financed Dental World Centers, Inc. - the first chain of dental centers specializing in same-day restorative dentistry, to go public in the United States in 1980. Subsequently, Mr. Bernstein has founded and participated in several U.S. and international asset management and investment banking companies. Currently, he is a CEO and co-founder of CR Energy Systems and a member of Climo Consulting.

Ben Cerrone is a seasoned marketing and PR professional. He has over 30 years of experience servicing hundreds of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare. In addition, Mr. Cerrone has created a multitude of successful business TV shows, many of which have been produced at the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

Cleveland Johnson, Jr is a former Regional Director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he successfully supervised a region with an operating budget of $64 billion. Throughout his remarkable career, he has developed a range of influence that spans all levels of government, as well as the private sector. Currently, Mr. Johnson is President of CRESI and a member of the Board of Directors of All State Life Insurance Co. of New York, N.Y. and IntrAmerica Life Insurance Company of Northbrook, Ill.

Farrukh Kazmi has years of experience working for major financial institutions on Wall Street, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, TGK Capital Partners, and others. He specializes in retail and institutional trading and has a special interest in technical trading and technical portfolio management. As a managing director of

A & A Asset Management and a registered representative with Berthel Fisher & Co., Mr. Kazmi provides customized brokerage and money management services for individuals and companies.

Sekhar Vemparala is a well-established business owner and entrepreneur, mainly focusing on asset protection, tax planning, business protection, and life insurance solutions for other business professionals. He is a founder of wealthDNA(R) and principal of Wealth Planning Advisory Group, with offices in New York City, New Jersey and Florida.

Dr. Joseph Weisberg is a distinguished college professor, published author, and partner with Weisberg & Schonbrun Consulting. In addition, he is the owner of North Shore Rehabilitation and dean emeritus of Touro School of Health Sciences. Dr. Weisberg has been serving on the board of advisors of well-known healthcare organizations, supervising doctoral students, and conducting seminars.

About Neuro Alert:

Neuro Alert is a physician-owned and operated company providing intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services for surgeons, surgical groups and hospitals since 2006. The rapidly-growing Westchester N.Y.-based organization was founded by Dr. T.V. Seshan - a renowned physician, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a pioneer in intraoperative monitoring (IONM). The simple yet crucial monitoring procedures, offered by Neuro Alert, are set up to detect any neurological deficits during major surgeries, allowing surgeons to gain instant feedback about their patient's condition and avert potential adverse affects.

Neuro Alert consists of a team of experienced and highly-skilled physicians and technical professionals who work together to enhance treatment precision, reduce physician liability and ensure patient safety.

For more information about Neuro Alert, please visit http://neuroalert.com/ or call (888) 787-6267.

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Entertainment, Medical, Movies and Film Making

Four Seasons Efforts to Improve Palliative Care in Zambia Featured in Documentary

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Asheville, North Carolina (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)  | Thu, 26 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “A premiere screening of 'A Unified Presence,' a short documentary film featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia is slated for Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Asheville Community Theater, 6:30-9 p.m.”



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A premiere screening of 'A Unified Presence,' a short documentary film featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia is slated for Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Asheville Community Theater, 6:30-9 p.m.

The Zambian partnership formed in 2011 to provide support to a country with limited access to this compassionate form of medical care. Then, in 2013, Four Seasons sent a medical mission team to Zambia to assist with care, develop strategy, and create a mutual vision to increase the reach of the Palliative Care Association of Zambia. For more information, visit http://www.fourseasonscfl.org .

Zambia is in the sub-Saharan, southern region of Africa.

Four Seasons partners with PCAZ because their missions align, according to Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer, who helped formulate the partnership.

"The partnership focuses on improving access to quality palliative life care throughout Zambia," says Bull, who donated a 2012 Cunniff Dixon Foundation award of $25,000 to train and educate Zambian nurses and physicians to this end.

On average, Zambians have a life expectancy of 48 years, about half that of North Carolinians, and high incidences of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and cancer. With fewer than 800 doctors nationwide, expert consensus is that the country's medical system remains ill-equipped to take care of the needs of the seriously ill and dying.

Filmed on location in Zambia and North Carolina by Emmy award-winning Asheville filmmakers Dylan and Melanie Trivette, "A Unified Presence" highlights the collaborative effort of the two agencies to improve access to quality palliative care during serious, life-limiting illness or at end of life for individuals throughout Zambia.

For more information about Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its work in Zambia, visit http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

"A Unified Presence" premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Asheville Community Theater, from 6:30-9 p.m. The event includes the screening, a reception and discussion with filmmakers and members of the Four Seasons-Zambia partnership team. Tickets are available online, http://www.zambiafundraiser.com/ or at the door, $25.

VIDEO: A Unified Presence Trailer:
http://vimeo.com/75215169

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