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Infinity Treatment Centers Achieve the Highest of Safety and Quality Standards in Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Treatment

MALIBU, Calif. -- Infinity Treatment Centers, www.infinitytreatmentcenters.com, a leader in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders announced today that they had earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating clinical excellence and compliance with performance standards. Infinity Treatment Centers underwent a demanding clinical evaluation to obtain Joint Commission Accreditation and is aligned with the high standards and organizational culture and practices of the parent company, New Vista Behavioral Health.

Infinity Treatment Centers provides an ideal environment for healing and recovery, guided by an experienced and compassionate team and integrating the best evidence-based and holistic treatments.

Estella Matheau, the Executive Director of Infinity Treatment Centers, added, "The Joint Commission Accreditation also allows us to extend our professional services to more individuals seeking help from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. We are dedicated to our clients; they deserve our best and the best chances at recovery. The Infinity team is committed to a continuous process of improvement, providing a safe and healthy healing treatment plan, and delivering the utmost quality care, and now we can proudly display the golden seal that proves it."

It is estimated that very few earn this seal of approval, approximately 19.2 percent of treatment centers are Joint Commission Accredited. Infinity Treatment Centers and New Vista Behavioral Health are carving a new path in the treatment world, one that is committed to excellence. Modeling HIGH STANDARDS, EXCEPTIONAL CARE and leading the charge for BETTER OUTCOMES.

About Infinity Treatment Centers:

Infinity Treatment Centers is a Joint Commission Accredited, California licensed and certified, substance and co-occurring disorder treatment program for adult men and women. Offering a full continuum of care, clients experience the best of integrated treatment with a truly individualized treatment plan from detox, residential, intensive outpatient, aftercare planning and sober living. Infinity Treatment sets a standard of exceptional care with a caring and experienced multidisciplinary team with a small 4:1 client to licensed therapist ratio. Allowing for more personalized therapy time and quality sessions for exploring healthy thoughts, habits, and boundaries, creating new coping strategies while restoring your mind, body, and spirit for a fresh start.

About New Vista Behavioral Health:

New Vista Behavioral Health's mission is to provide innovative, client-centered, evidence-based, treatment solutions to create a healthy and productive new vista for recovery and success. Their centers offer sub-acute detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services for clients facing Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders.

For more information about Infinity Treatment Centers and the services they provide, please call (310) 745-7878 or visit https://www.infinitytreatmentcenters.com/.

Media Contact:
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New Vista Behavioral Health Welcomes Avalon Malibu to Their Family of Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Centers

COSTA MESA, Calif. — New Vista Behavioral Health (www.newvistabehavioralhealth.com), a leading provider of addiction treatment, is proud to announce the acquisition of Avalon Malibu. The addition of Avalon to Infinity Treatment Centers, and Simple Recovery, expands the offerings of New Vista Behavioral Health’s distinctive, effective and complementary group of addiction and mental health programs, providing exemplary care to clients struggling with chemical dependency or mental health issues.

Avalon Malibu provides licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment. Avalon’s Grand House is a licensed mental health treatment center by the Department of Social Services (DSS), certified by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and is also accredited by The Joint Commission. The center provides residential treatment for men and women struggling with psychiatric disorders and provides comprehensive and evidence-based treatment approaches that incorporate medication management, group and individual psychotherapy, mindfulness, and expressive therapies.

Avalon’s Cottage House is Joint Commission accredited, and specializes in offering comprehensive substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The personalized substance abuse treatment plans include: detoxification, therapy, education, family integrated treatment, 12 step approach, holistic activities, and more for both men and women.

Avalon’s Integrative IOP offers a unique mindfulness-based therapy program where clients are brought into present moment awareness of the mind-body connection. Clients learn to self-regulate using mindful experiential modalities, and are coached on connecting to their life’s purpose.

The emphasis for treatment at Avalon Malibu is on integrating mind, body and spirit with demonstrated therapeutic and holistic processes. Both centers are committed to helping the clients impart new ways of living through progressive treatments that help expose and release old ways of behavior. Avalon’s model includes a forward-thinking approach to addiction and psychiatric treatment, focusing on potential, not pathology.

About New Vista Behavioral Health:

New Vista Behavioral Health recognizes the need for comprehensive and principled-driven services in the behavioral health industry, and is committed to creating a healthy and productive new vista for recovery and success.

Dr. Stephen Odom, CEO of New Vista Behavioral Health stated “We are creating a new footprint for addiction and mental health treatment. The goal is to help professionals and patients alike receive effective, best-in-class, and appropriate treatment, in all levels of care desired. We look forward to working with the outstanding team at Avalon to provide incomparable care in chemical dependency and mental health treatment and in becoming champions of positive change in addiction and mental health care.”

For more information about Avalon Malibu or New Vista Behavioral Health and the addiction treatment services they provide, please visit http://www.newvistabehavioralhealth.com/ or call 888-316-3665.

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Missing Pieces of the ‘Health Care’ Debate

CORTE MADERA, Calif. -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, knows that the current debate on so-called 'health care' is wrong, on all sides.

Dr. Harte explains, "Big Government subsidizes Big Pharma's research, from which they make huge profits, which translates into huge profits for the medical industry as they use those pharmaceuticals, with prices so high that government needs to subsidize both Medicine and Big Pharma. All the while, government makes believe that they are regulating these industries, while they offer them protection from liability, and make some of their services, like vaccination, compulsory. Mass media now lives off the drug ads, as they breathlessly gush about new medical 'breakthroughs.' Together, they form what I call the PMMG, the Pharmaceutical-Medical-Media-Governmental Complex. How about we drain that swamp?"

"As the current 'health care' discussion rages on," Dr. Harte observes, "there is a great deal of emphasis on 'keeping costs down... affordability.' While the Affordable Health Care Act has proven to be not affordable, neither will what is being proposed now." He declares "Modern Medicine, by its very nature, cannot be affordable because it continually expands the demand for its services, by causing more sickness. And what kind of industry makes itself unaffordable?"

"The screaming truth that neither political party faces is that Modern Medicine is an abysmal failure across the board. Amongst the old," Dr. Harte states, "there is the terrible epidemic of Alzheimer's, which, in my opinion, is caused by a combination of commonly prescribed drugs that force blood pressure too low, the effects of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, too many psychiatric drugs, and too many exposures to general anesthesia for mostly unwarranted surgical procedures. Look at the current horrible health of children, from autism to Type I diabetes to life-threatening allergies. Trace that to the serial poisoning of children by the known neuro- and immunotoxins in the dozens ofvaccines they are forced to take. The rest of us? We seem to see the doctor, and take more long-term drugs, than any previous generation, yet we are sicker than ever, mentally as well as physically! Nixon declared a War on Cancer in 1972. How's that working out?"

"There is a demand for more 'access' to 'health care,'" says Dr. Harte. "Perhaps we would be better off... healthier... with less access. 'Pre-existing conditions?' A lot of these pre-existing conditions are caused by medical care, and a lot could be at least partially resolved outside of medical care, particularly with chiropractic care, which allows the body to heal itself by liberating its master system, the nervous system."

"The assumption," Dr. Harte states, "is that Medicine is health care. The biological reality is that Medicine is sick care, not health care." Dr. Harte goes on, "the crux of the confusion is that we've been lead to believe that health is the absence of disease, or as an even more limited conception, the absence of serious disease, or of symptoms. No, it is not!"

Dr. Harte declares, "The solution to the so-called health care crisis is to promote actual health, through regular wellness chiropractic care, a more natural, non-GMO food supply, etc., while ending the immoral and extralegal government protection, promotion and support of Medicine and Big Pharma. A long time ago, Thomas Jefferson said, 'Error alone needs the protection of government. Truth stands on its own.'"

Dr. Don Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981. He is an activist in the struggle for free speech for chiropractors. Dr. Harte was named 2006 "Chiropractor of the Year" by the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). He has served on the Boards of the WCA and the Council on Chiropractic Practice. His articles have been published in OMNI magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Chiropractic Journal and Journal of the California Chiropractic Association.

More information: http://www.chirodrharte.com/.

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office: (415) 460-6527
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Simple Recovery Announces In-network Services with Anthem Blue Cross

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Simple Recovery, www.simple-recovery.com, a leading Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Orange County, California, announced today their ability to provide in-network addiction treatment services through 14 major insurance carriers, including Anthem Blue Cross. The announcement is a significant indication that Simple Recovery is committed to providing the highest quality care to as many individuals as possible.

Simple Recovery underwent a demanding clinical evaluation with several managed care organizations to obtain in-network contracts, most recently with Anthem Blue Cross.

"As a Joint Commission accredited behavioral healthcare organization, the high standards required by in-network payers aligned well with our organizational culture and practices," noted Dr. Stephen Odom, CEO of New Vista Behavioral Health, the parent company of Simple Recovery.

Serving over 8.3 million members in California alone, Anthem Blue Cross covers more Californians than any other PPO insurance provider in the state. Data from the California Department of Insurance asserts that 35 percent of Californians have Anthem Blue Cross as their insurance carrier.

"Our partnership with managed care companies is a crucial element of the high-quality and high-value services we provide at Simple Recovery, and we are honored to become an in-network provider," said Dr. Odom. "When Simple Recovery became an in-network provider with most major carriers, not only could we continue to provide the high-quality treatment services that we are known for, but we can now also provide help to more people within their preferred provider networks."

Since opening its doors in 2012, Simple Recovery has helped hundreds of individuals and their families recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Their in-network provider list now includes Aetna Behavioral Health, American Mental Health Network, Anthem Blue Cross, Beacon Health Strategies, LLC (formerly Valueoptions), ComPsych, HMC Healthworks, Integration Behavioral Health (IBH), Magellan Health which manages many California Blue Shield plans), Managed Health Network (MHN), Multiplan, Network by Design, and Western Growers.

About Simple Recovery:

Founded in 2012, Simple Recovery is a Joint Commission Accredited, California licensed and certified, 18-bed residential and extended care program for men and women. Their addiction treatment program seeks to meet each client where they are at in their addiction and help them incorporate their newfound sobriety into their existing world. The achievement and maintenance of sobriety, success and self-respect occurs through both the drug and alcohol treatment process and behavioral change. Simple's successful model bridges the gap between the confines of treatment and real life.

About New Vista Behavioral Health:

New Vista Behavioral Health's mission is to provide innovative, client-centered, evidence-based, treatment solutions to create a healthy and productive new vista for recovery and success. Their centers offer sub-acute detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services for clients facing Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders.

For more information about Simple Recovery and the services they provide, please visit http://www.simple-recovery.com/ or call 888-207-0965.

Media Contact:
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425-890-5162
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‘Hitler in a White Coat’ Stalks California, says Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, condemns the new "children's rights" bill, SB18, as "a vicious attack upon children, the family and individual liberty. It's a forced drumming up of the medical business, that is nothing short of medical Nazism."

"This proposed bill," declares Dr. Harte, "is, in reality, the opposite of what it is named. 'The CA Children's and Youth Bill of Rights Act???'" He explains, "The blatant intent of this bill is to replace the loving judgment of parents with the social engineering judgment of the State. Deviations from what some soulless bureaucrat sees as 'adequate' or 'proper' may result in children being taken away by CPS (Child Protective Services), who have police powers."

"Regarding health matters," Dr. Harte continues, "SB18 will further pediatric medicine's barbaric, unscientific attacks upon children with their barrage of vaccinations containing known neuro and immunotoxins, in a process that perverts normal immune response. Those who are now trying to save their children from the further police powers of the last legislative outrage, SB277, by homeschooling, will find that outlet gone, as SB18 demands 'adequate socialization.' I wouldn't be surprised if massive prescribing of psychotropic drugs for children to be the next order of medical business from this part of this bill."

Dr. Harte says, "For a change, let's look at the record: the results. A state that has the worst schools, that can't even fix potholes in our roads, thinks that it can take care of children better than their parents. And the record of pediatric medicine? Autism, Type I diabetes, IBS, life-threatening allergies, juvenile arthritis and a variety of psychiatric disorders have reached epidemic levels in children. Yes, for the most part, I blame pediatric medicine. It is irresponsible science; it is irresponsible doctoring."

"These power-mad politicians give lip service to 'minority rights,' yet they are intending to crush those who wish to make different decisions about their children's health care, seeking safer, more scientific, more natural ways."

Dr. Harte declares, "BS18 is a blatantly fascist scheme -- extreme state control, with private ownership. BS18 is a sick social experiment which will make Child Protective Services the Gestapo for California's power-mad politicians and pediatricians, and for Big Pharma."

About Dr. Harte:
Dr. Don Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981. He is an activist in the struggle for free speech for chiropractors. Dr. Harte was named 2006 "Chiropractor of the Year" by the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA). He has served on the Boards of the WCA and the Council on Chiropractic Practice. His articles have been published in OMNI magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Chiropractic Journal and Journal of the California Chiropractic Association.

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Asheville Business Places in ‘Best of WNC’ after Being Open Full-Time for Less Than a Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- It's a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

"I started the business on a part-time basis in August of 2015, but just opened my doors, full-time, to the general public this past March. I had absolutely no expectation of even placing in the category," Woodard says. "I'm honored and humbled."

The Best of WNC poll asks readers to vote for their favorite business in a variety of categories. Woodard adds that what surprised her most was the fact that people had to write her name in - it was not a multiple choice kind of poll where you could simply check a box.

"That's what really threw me for a loop," she says. "Enough people knew me and my business and actually took the time to write me in."

Woodard is excited about what the future has to bring and looks forward to serving the community just like they have done for her.

About Bloom Consulting and Counseling:

Bloom Consulting and Counseling works with teens, young adults and adult clients to help them work through issues surrounding anxiety, depression, coping skills, life adjustment and chronic illness.

Lauren Woodard has a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a master's in social work from Western Carolina University. She is a fully licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and also worked as a social worker in Washington, D.C. for several years. Today, she is happy to call Asheville her home.

Bloom Consulting and Counseling accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, out-of-network and private pay.

For more information, visit: http://laurenwoodardlcsw.com/.

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About Mountain Xpress:

Since 1994, Mountain Xpress has been western North Carolina's source for community news and arts and culture coverage. Its mission is to build community and strengthen democracy by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level - where the impact of citizen action is greatest. It estimates more than 75,000 readers per week. The Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll has been around for more than two decades.

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Ron Fisher, M.D., Honored for Commitment to the Growth of Hospice and Palliative Care in Western North Carolina

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Sylva, North Carolina (SYLVA, N.C.)  | Thu, 19 Dec 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Respected physician and western North Carolina hospice and palliative care pioneer, Ron Fisher, M.D., will be honored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Highlands, peers and colleagues as he retires as medical director of Med-West Health Systems, Sylva, after 27 years of distinguished service. An informal, drop in reception will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.”



ARTICLE:

Respected physician and western North Carolina hospice and palliative care pioneer Ron Fisher, M.D., will be honored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Highlands, peers and colleagues as he retires as medical director of Med-West Health Systems, Sylva, after 27 years of distinguished service. An informal, drop in reception will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 4:30-7 p.m., at Mountain Trace Nursing Center. An award presentation is slated for 5:30 p.m. in appreciation of Fisher's commitment to quality hospice and palliative care.

Individuals who would like to recognize Fisher's contributions are asked to make a donation in his honor to the Hospice House Foundation, Franklin.

"Throughout his long career, Dr. Fisher has elevated the standard of care for persons with serious illnesses and at end of life through his work and focus in palliative care," says Steve Mills, director of Four Seasons, Highlands.

"He has brought a tremendous passion and compassion to the care of individuals who are dealing with difficult, chronic illnesses," he says.

Inspired service

Fresh out of medical school at the University of Florida, Fisher arrived in Sylva in 1980 to begin his residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center, commonly known as MAHEC. There, he was inspired by then-medical director "Dick" Walton, M.D. to treat the whole patient, not the symptoms.

"Dr. Walton taught me respect for the total care of the patient, rather than focusing on one specific point, and that perspective followed me all through my career, first and foremost," Fisher says.

For about 20 years, he remained in family practice, gradually evolving into geriatric and elder care. By 1989, he increasingly focused on patients who needed long term care. Impressed by the work of Dame Cicely Sanders, known as the "mother of hospice care," Fisher became certified in palliative care as soon as soon as the option became available.

"The work is rewarding: low tech, without a lot of chemistry or instrumentation. It's very personal one-on-one care," he says.

Over the years, his commitment to his patients' care never waned.

"Particularly, I found a place, a kind of calling for end of life care," he recalls. "I began focusing more and more of my attention toward hospice care, which was then a sub-specialty of palliative care."

Eventually, Fisher's practice became fully focused on patients with serious, life limiting illnesses or at end of life.

Legacy of service:

"I really learned and received more from my patients than I ever gave," Fisher says. "I found I was providing a true service in relieving the patient from suffering, that was very rewarding to me as well as the patient."

In the field of hospice and palliative care, it's widely agreed that Dr. Fisher's early and extensive contributions will have long-lasting impact in WNC.

"Dr. Fisher leaves a lasting legacy because of his commitment to his patients and the care he has provided," says Mills.

In terms of a legacy for the future, Fisher looks toward the continuation, growth and expansion of palliative care in WNC.

"There's room for a lot more growth, we've barely scratched the surface of the needs for care. If I leave a legacy, it's my hope to see palliative and hospice care grow," he says. "If I get a little credit for that, I'll take it."

Refocused Priorities:

At 62, Fisher is retiring after facing his own health challenges in the previous year.

"I actually kind-of looked at life from a different perspective as a patient with a serious illness," he says, citing less energy to put into his practice, and increased fatigue.

The recovery has been long, and he's still not back to normal.

"Life is short, and I chose to refocus my priorities a little bit, spend more time with family and grandchildren."

All in all, he's enjoyed 34 years of professional practice, including his former role as medical director at Skyland Care Center. He feels he's done well, but that it's time to "let younger, healthier people take the bull by the horns."

In the future, Fisher plans to fulfill community roles, practicing in Sylva's free Good Samaritan Clinic, and remaining in his part-time position as medical director for the Jackson County Department of Public Health.

To date, Fisher also remains active on the board of directors for the Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Franklin. Currently, he is committed to a capital campaign to match a $1 million grant from North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union by fall 2014. Individuals who would like to recognize Fisher's contributions to palliative care are asked donate in his name to the Hospice House Foundation, Franklin.

For more information about the reception honoring Ron Fisher, M.D., contact Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Highlands, http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ .

The event is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 4:30-7 p.m., at Mountain Trace Nursing Center, 417 Mountain Trace Road, with the award presentation at 5:30 p.m. To donate to the Hospice House Foundation, Franklin, in Fisher's honor, visit http://hhfwnc.org/ .

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Right at Home Dayton honors caregivers during National Caregivers Appreciation Month

Author: Right at Home Dayton
Dateline: Dayton, Ohio (DAYTON, Ohio)  | Mon, 25 Nov 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month; and Right at Home Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance is making sure their experienced and well-trained caregivers are recognized for their dedication and compassion. National Caregiver Appreciation Month 2013 aims to acknowledge those who dedicate their time to caring for others.”



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November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month; and Right at Home Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance is making sure their experienced and well-trained caregivers are recognized for their dedication and compassion. National Caregiver Appreciation Month 2013 aims to acknowledge those who dedicate their time to caring for others. Michael Manes, Right at Home Dayton franchise owner, has nominated three of his experienced and dedicated caregivers for the "Right at Home National Family Caregiver Award."

"Our organization could not have become a leader in this industry if not for the excellent service that our amazing staff has delivered. These nominations are our way of showing our employees that we value and appreciate the important work they do every day," says Manes.

Care giving is demanding and can lead to fatigue. Caregiver burnout is a very real condition and affects nurses and caregivers in all healthcare and caring environments. Caregiver Burnout, also known as Compassion Fatigue, or secondary traumatic stress (STS), is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may lead to a change in attitude from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Caregivers that are not receiving the help they need, or take on the responsibility of doing more than they are able to may experience burnout.

Caregivers may become overwhelmed with the physical, emotional, and financial toll that caring for a loved one at home carries. Those who are feeling rundown may experience the physical symptoms of fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. They may also experience feelings of guilt if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones. The hectic demands of the holidays typically compound the stress and feelings of guilt.

Being able to rely on professional, compassionate respite care can ease the burden and stress of caring for a loved one, and bring the joy back to the holidays. Right at Home - Dayton, specializing in eldercare and respite care, has been an excellent resource for professional, quality, and affordable caregivers in the Greater Dayton area since 2005.

Respite care provides planned, short-term breaks for those who are caring for loved ones who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility or nursing home. The purpose of respite care is to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in order to maintain a healthy care giving relationship. It not only beneficial for the caregiver, but also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. According to National Respite Coalition, respite care has been shown to reduce the likelihood of neglect and abuse for the patient, sustain the health and well being for the caregiver, and reduces the likelihood of divorce in the family.

It is no coincidence that November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month.

"The holidays are a great time to give a caregiver some recognition or at the very least a day off," says Manes, "Those who selflessly devote their time to an elder or disabled individual demonstrate the true spirit of the holiday season."

For more information about Right at Home(R) Dayton, In Home Care and Assistance, please call representatives 24 hours a day at (937)291-2244 or visit http://www.rightathomedayton.com/ .

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Solution to Worldwide Sleeping Pill Dependency presented at French Workshop by Dr. Joel Becker utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Cognitive Behavior Associates
Dateline: Beverly Hills, California (BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.)  | Mon, 16 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Cognitive Behavior Associates announces that its Founder and Director, Dr. Joel L. Becker, Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, will be in Paris to present his interactive sleep program 'Soundly Sleeping.' The workshop will be held at the Hotel Turenne Le Marais, Friday, October 11, 2013.”



ARTICLE:

Cognitive Behavior Associates announces that its Founder and Director, Dr. Joel L. Becker, Clinical Professor of the Department of Psychology at UCLA, will be in Paris to present his interactive sleep program "Soundly Sleeping." The workshop will be held at the Hotel Turenne Le Marais, Friday, October 11, 2013.

"Soundly Sleeping" utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the recommended first line of treatment for chronic insomnia by the Academy of Sleep Medicine. Co-hosted by prominent Parisian psychologist Dr. Laura Neulat, the workshop will be held at the Hotel Turenne Le Marais, Friday, October 11, 2013.

Nearly 9 million U.S. adults depend on prescription sleeping pills ( http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db127.pdf ).

Participants will be taught the epidemiology of sleep disorders, build assessment skills, and learn the four basic components of CBT-I. This forum offers physicians, psychologist, mental health professionals, nurses, and sleep technicians an opportunity to expand their knowledge on this important public health concern.

Getting to sleep, staying asleep, and getting good sleep has become a worldwide health issue. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently deemed insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. The National Sleep Foundation found that 48 percent of Americans report occasional insomnia, while 22 percent have trouble sleeping every night.

In France, chronic insomnia affects 20 percent of the population. CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which has emerged over the last 40 years as one of the most effective treatments for a variety of disorders, is an approach that focuses on the thoughts and behaviors of the patient in the present.

Developed five years ago by Dr. Becker, "Soundly Sleeping" is a cognitive behavioral program that offers professionals working with those suffering from insomnia a straightforward four component approach that will improve a participant's sleep. The program first explains how to educate clients on sleep fundamentals such as circadian rhythms, melatonin levels, and sleep hygiene.

The program then cultivates the assessment skills necessary to evaluate a client's maladaptive beliefs and attitudes towards sleep and correct them. Last, professionals learn how to identify behaviors that affect the quality of their client's sleep and provide sleep strategies that work.

About Dr. Joel Becker:

Joel L. Becker, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Cognitive Behavior Associates and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute, and is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also a Diplomate, Fellow, and Certified Trainer-Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

For more information about Dr. Joel L. Becker and Cognitive Behavior Associates contact: Denica Gordon-Mandel, (310) 858-3831 or visit http://www.cognitivebehaviorassociates.com/ .

For more information about the conference visit: http://www.lauraneulat.wix.com/soundlysleeping .

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Cosmetic Surgery Practice Launches New Site at DrApesos.com

Author: Dr. James Apesos
Dateline: Dayton, Ohio (DAYTON, Ohio)  | Thu, 12 Sep 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Dr. James Apesos, a noted Dayton cosmetic surgeon, has launched a new website for his Ohio area clients, repositioning the practice's web presence to make it easier for patients to find information about procedures, schedule appointments, and receive personal medical advice about plastic and cosmetic surgery considerations.”



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Dr. James Apesos, a noted Dayton cosmetic surgeon, has announced a new website for his Ohio area clients, repositioning the practice's web presence to make it easier for patients to find information about procedures, schedule appointments, and receive personal medical advice about plastic and cosmetic surgery considerations.

On the new website Apesos is careful to explain the differences between cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. "Patients seeking aesthetic enhancements should seek out surgeons with a proven track record in cosmetic plastic surgery," Dr. Apesos said. "Plastic surgeons may be excellent at reconstruction for functional purposes, but may lack the training, expertise and aesthetic sense to optimize the patient's cosmetic goals for their appearance."

Cosmetic surgery is focused on enhancing aesthetic appearance of normally functioning features through surgical and medical techniques. Reconstructive surgery is the treatment of dysfunctional facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns or disease. Dr Apesos is certified by the American Board of Surgery in both fields and has Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Apesos' new website is organized by body region, grouping procedures for the various regions of the body, together in individual menus, while skin care procedures are under another list of options. In the Body section we describe Smart Liposuction - a body sculpting procedure designed to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body resistant to reduction by diet or exercise. Also discussed is the abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," a surgical procedure to remove excess wrinkled skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. Less common but with great results are discussed calf and chest implants for males.

Face, breast and female genital rejuvenation are each treated separately under different drop down windows

Dr. James Apesos is an MD, Graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Virginia. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the America Society of Plastic Surgeons he has the highest recognition in medicine as a plastic surgeon. According to the American College of Surgeons, the letters FACS indicate that the "surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by" the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical association.

Dr. Apesos is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicating significant experience and proficiency in cosmetic surgery. As a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Wright State University he is also recognized locally as both a teacher and colleague in surgery.

Dr. Apesos' private practice is located in The Plastic Surgery Pavilion on Far Hills Avenue, in a building designed by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. For its current purpose, the building's outward appearance and interior appointments have been carefully maintained to reflect Wright's design vision.

"We are very blessed to call this wonderful building home to our practice," Dr. Apesos said. "Frank Lloyd Wright's aesthetic sense of clean, modern lines emerging from the organic structures of the natural surroundings fits very well with our vision of helping our patients look and feel their best."

For more information, call 800-435-0331 or visit http://drapesos.com/ .

Dr. James Apesos M.D. F.A.C.S., The Plastic Surgery Pavilion, 5441 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429.

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