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Sibi Health launches in Philadelphia, bringing convenience and transparency to healthcare payment by democratizing access

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Sibi Health (www.SibiHealth.com), an online marketplace for healthcare services, is now available for individuals and businesses in the Philadelphia area. Sibi Health finally brings convenience and transparency to healthcare payment by democratizing access to local providers offering upfront transparent prices for both virtual and in-person care. By aligning the incentives of patients and providers, Sibi helps both take back control of their healthcare experience.

Geared toward self-employed professionals, gig-economy workers, and small businesses with limited health insurance, Sibi's platform allows individuals to find local quality doctors, see upfront transparent prices, book and pay all in one place with a few clicks -- no insurance needed. 67% of Americans are somewhat or very worried about receiving an unexpected bill after an appointment, compared to the 41% worried about paying their rent or mortgage. (1) With Sibi Health, finding and paying for healthcare is simple and stress-free so patients and their providers can focus their energy on great care.

Sibi's growing network includes board-certified healthcare providers across specialties, from primary care, dentistry and gynecology to dermatology and mental health. With Sibi, healthcare providers set their own rates and know they'll get paid directly and immediately, which gives them the freedom to offer patients better value for the care they provide while supporting their practice financially and themselves emotionally, since less time and money must be spent on administration. "The result is a win-win for patients and their providers. We connect them directly without the usual healthcare hassle so both sides end up on top. We help patients and providers work together and make the healthcare payment system more efficient in the process," says Sibi Health CEO, Catherine Bryt.

Anyone, regardless of insurance status, can use Sibi Health. While Sibi is a clear win for the uninsured and businesses who otherwise wouldn't offer health benefits, it's also a godsend for people with high deductible health plans and HSA accounts who, despite having insurance, still pay out-of-pocket for their medical care. This isn't a small group of people, it's 100M Americans (2,3,4).

"If you're unlikely to meet your deductible, Sibi Health can save you up to 90% for the same quality service because providers value upfront payment. We're taking what would otherwise be a back-room negotiation and making the results accessible to everyone," said Bryt. And for those sick of navigating insurance jargon and in- vs. out-of-network hoops, Sibi Health makes it simple.

In today's healthcare maze, Sibi Health is a refreshing approach toward creating affordable, straightforward healthcare that works for both the patient and the doctor. Bryt and her team have continued to grow Sibi Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. "What we're experiencing has only made more clear that there's a need for Sibi Health."

More information:
Website: https://www.sibihealth.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sibi.health/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sibihealth/

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About Sibi Health:

Sibi Health is an online marketplace for healthcare services that was founded in early 2020. With Sibi anyone can find a board-certified doctor or therapist, see upfront transparent prices, book & pay upfront in a few clicks - no insurance necessary.

Sources:
1. Kirzinger, A., Munana, C., Wu, B., & Brodie, M. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2019, June 11). Data Note: Americans' Challenges with Health Care Costs. Retrieved June 24, 2020, from https://www.kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/data-note-americans-challenges-health-care-costs/
2. Berchick, E. R., Barnett, J. C., & Upton, R. D. (2019, November 08). Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2020, from https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2019/demo/p60-267.html
3. Cohen, R. A., Ph.D., & Zammitti, E. P., M.P.H. (2018, August 09). High-deductible Health Plan Enrollment Among Adults Aged 18-64 With Employment-based Insurance Coverage. Retrieved May 29, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db317.htm
4. U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: United States. (n.d.). Retrieved May 29, 2020, from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219

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Dr. Craig Spodak and Spodak Dental Group Join The Slow Dentistry Movement

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Dr. Craig Spodak and the Spodak Dental Group join the Slow Dentistry Movement with a goal to provide unparalleled patient experience to their growing family of patients. The Slow Dentistry Global Network helps patients locate and partner with dentists who focus on safety and have an ethical foundation, with an overall goal to elevate the dental experience.

"We have been providing the finest patient care since 1976 and are always working toward bettering not only our practices but also the field of dentistry," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Our overall goal is to provide the very best care to every patient, and we are excited about the future with Slow Dentistry."

Slow Dentistry's mission is to improve the standards of care in dental practices worldwide for the improved safety, understanding, comfort and well-being of patients. The global network of dental clinics and dental practitioners provides patients with the opportunity to find a provider who promotes patient safety and overall well-being at their office, as well as being committed to taking time with each appointment and ensure a quality and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

The Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs. The state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility was not only built to comfort and heal patients and team members, but also to provide areas of respite and relaxation.

For the past 44 years, the team of high-class dentists and dental professionals has been, and continues to be, dedicated to helping their patients achieve their smile goals, and doing so in a compassionate, caring and comfortable environment. Becoming part of the Slow Dentistry Global Network will allow the team to reach and help more patients who are searching for their ideal life-long dental partner.

Patients who are interested in learning more about Slow Dentistry, or who would like to find a local dental provider, may visit https://SlowDentistry.com.

About Spodak Dental

The Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs. Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information.

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Bluffton Resident Gets Something to Smile About

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Thanks to Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, one Bluffton resident has something new to smile about. To some, wisdom teeth are a non-factor; to others, they're a nuisance. But to 26-year old Alex Anderson, they were the source of severe pain and necessitated removal.

After having been involved in a bad accident as a child, Anderson has struggled off and on with health issues, including impacted and infected wisdom teeth. Due to his traumatic injury and resulting pain, he was terrified of visiting the dentist until his problems became too big to ignore. It was learning of Anderson's unique story and condition from family dentist Dr. Justin Vanderpool of Hampton Lake Dental Care that prompted Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery to offer assistance - free of charge.

"With Alex's case, we saw a young man who had dealt with serious health issues and needed a hand up," said Aaron Sarathy, DMD, the physician in charge of Anderson's surgery. "It meant a great deal to be able to help someone struggling become pain free and to simultaneously eliminate the associated financial burden."

Wisdom teeth extraction is just one of the many specialties of Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, which has six Lowcountry-area locations including Bluffton. Earlier this year, the practice did another pro bono surgery - this time for a young Charleston mom - who required the full-arch dental implant procedure.

"Bluffton and the greater area have embraced us so wholeheartedly," said COAFS' Dr. Graham Lee. "So it's important to us to do pro bono work in order to give back to the community that's given so much to us."

Recently, the practice was nominated for two awards: Charleston's Choice and Best of Bluffton for the Best Oral Surgeon category. To learn more about Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, visit http://www.coafs.com/.

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Lift & Care Systems Provides Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers

LAKEVILLE, Mass. -- Lift & Care Systems announces the release of the following Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers. "We tried to gather the best resources for anyone who has a loved one who has suffered from a disability," says Dave Austin, President of Lift & Care Systems. "This is a traumatizing event and it is understandable that caregivers might not know where to begin when looking for help. This is why we have gathered these resources together in one place."

Applying for Disability Services

There is basic information that will be needed to apply for disability services, no matter what organizations you work with. Here is what you will need:
* Social Security Number/Card
* Medical Records - Any information from doctors, therapists, hospitals, or clinics that might be necessary during the application process.
* Medical Provider Contact Info - The names, addresses, phone and fax numbers for anyone involved in the individual's care.
* Labs and Test Results
* List of Medications - Include the dosage and frequency of use information as well.
* Employment Information - A list of the individual's employers, employment dates, and a listing of job duties for the last 15 years.
* School Evaluations and Records - These school records are critical for any child with special needs because they document the issues that may impact the eligibility and scope of services offered.
* Financial Information

Disability Services Resources

Here are some of the best resources available for Massachusetts residents:
* Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)- This is one of the best places to begin your hunt for information. It provides contact information to get questions answered as well as links to various services.
* Mass.gov Disability Benefits page-Offered by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), this page guides you through the eligibility determination process.
* DisabilityInfo.org - This page provides links to a variety of basic programs and services for people with Disabilities. Everything from legal advocacy and assistive durable medical equipment to personal care and transportation assistance is covered on this page. This is a fantastic place to begin your research.
* Disability Benefits Center- This page has a free disability evaluation to determine if you qualify for services. This page is geared toward SSDI and SSI eligibility and recommends that you hire a Massachusetts social security disability attorney.
* Massachusetts Disability Resources and Advocacy Organizations- Created by OlmsteadRights.org, an advocacy group formed based on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Olmstead v. L.C., this site has a massive list of links to all sorts of disability services, organizations, and information of interest for anyone needing help for someone with a disability.

Caregiver-Specific Resources

Caregivers are impacted just as much as the individual who was disabled, and often need help. There are many local organizations and support groups around that can help. Speaking to your doctors or therapists is a great place to start. Other local resources to check out include churches and religious organizations, libraries, and community services organizations.

But don't overlook global organizations that provide support online such as these:
* The Family Caregiver Alliance - This site offers support for anyone in a family caregiver role regardless of that family member's disability.
* ARCH National Respite Network - This is a group that can help you locate respite care in your area. Everyone needs a break sometimes and this group can help you find respite care you can feel confident in whether you need that care for a disabled child or an elderly parent.
* AARP - This organization is all about helping seniors live their best lives but they also have information and support for caregivers of those seniors.
* VA Caregiver Support - If you are caring for a veteran, some of their needs may be different than those of civilians. VA Caregiver Support can offer help and information specific to caregivers of veterans whether it is navigating the VA system or dealing with service-related health conditions and injuries.
* Well Spouse Association - The Well Spouse Association offers help and support for those who are the caregiver to their spouse. Most of us promise in our wedding vows that we will be there in sickness and in health but wanting to be there and knowing how to help our partners and be their advocate can take practice and support.

"This is just a sampling of the resources available out there for Massachusetts caregivers," says Austin. "Remember that you are not alone in this struggle and that there are others out there who have been through what you are going through and can help."

About Lift & Care Systems, Inc.

Lift & Care Systems, Inc is dedicated to bringing the highest quality of life to users and their caregivers by providing customized solutions that enhance the users' mobility. To achieve this goal, Lift & Care Systems offers a myriad of products, including: Body Supports, Slings, Mobile Lifters, Ceiling Systems, Wall-to-Wall Lift Systems, Wheelchair-to-Water Pool Lifts, Frictionless Slides, stair lifts, aluminum ramps, accessible shower stalls, lifts for cars/vans/SUV's with the Multi-Lift and Glide 'N Go.

Their products are used in private residential homes; semi-professional homes, such as group homes and day programs; and professional institutions, including nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Lift & Care Systems is the exclusive distributor of the SureHands patient lifts featuring the patented Body Support systems in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. In addition, Lift & Care Systems product line also includes National Ramp Systems and a broad array of stairlifts, for in home use.

Founded in 1993, Lift & Care Systems, Inc. is located at 7 Precinct Street in Lakeville, MA 02347. For additional information, or to arrange for a free personal consultation, please call 508-465-5254.

More information: https://www.liftandcaresystems.com/about-us/

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Business, Defense and Military, Free News Articles, Surgery and Neurotechnology

‘Special Twins’ Tour of Duty Makes History

HOWELL, N.J. -- Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group, L.L.C. (MAMSURG) is announcing that two of their providers, Vince and Vance Moss, Army Reservists, Colonels, and G.H.O.S.T. surgeons for U.S. Special Operations Command, are returning home from Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support following a unique, unprecedented 6 month tour of duty, making history by serving with the special forces as forward trauma surgeons, side by side.

Family members serving simultaneously in combat is rare, but even more uncommon is twins serving together in the same combat theater with the U.S. Special Operations. This rarity has become a reality. Twin brothers, Colonels Vince and Vance Moss (49 years old) have served on active duty together with the 909th General Hour Offset Surgical Team (G.H.O.S.T.), U.S. Special Operations Command in Afghanistan since January 2020. This act alone has not been known to be done on record. They had the unique experience of providing trauma surgery for the special forces during their missions. While serving, Vince's wife gave birth to his son, making this homecoming even more special when he meets him for the first time.

"It's been unbelievable serving with Vance in combat with so many talented warriors. I think it allowed me, once and for all, the opportunity to show my baby brother who's the better surgeon. I'm certainly looking forward to getting home and meeting my son for the first time and sharing that experience with my brother," said Vince Moss.

"It's been a great experience serving with the special forces environment with my brother at my side. I can't truly put into words how to describe the many reactions we received when people saw us. It was quite extraordinary. I'm looking forward to meeting my nephew for the first time," said Vance Moss.

The twins are originally from the Washington D.C. area. Penn State and Temple graduates, they are in private practice in New Jersey. The Moss brothers have been in the Army Reserves for over 15 years and served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have received many accolades for their work including being named ABC World News Tonight "Person(s) of the Year" and multiple invites to the White House.

The Moss brothers are scheduled to be returning home tentatively on June 30, 2020.

For more information, visit: https://www.mamsurg.com/.

About MAMSURG, L.L.C.:

Based in Howell, New Jersey, MAMSURG, L.L.C. is a surgical group of board-certified surgeons skilled in a variety of specialized techniques from renal transplantation, general surgery, urology and thoracic surgery. More importantly, their dedication to providing top notch, large center quality of care to the communities of New Jersey and the military is at the top of their agenda. The practice was started by Vince and Vance Moss in 2005 which the goal of focusing on underprivileged populations. For more information, visit: https://www.mamsurg.com/.

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Heartwood Assisted Living launches Re-Branding of Website and Service Offerings

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. -- Heartwood has been a long-standing staple for Residential assisted living among San Antonio Locals. With its Mid-Century modern touches and at-home feel, seniors feel as though it's a blast from the past in their day to daycare.

The management of Heartwood Assisted Living thought it was time to align the facilities design to its presence online. Their website heartwoodseniors.com was outdated and did not match the high-end offerings Heartwood now serves.

Local South Texas Residents will enjoy a midcentury logo, and the new Heartwood Assisted Living Website to navigate for care assessments, brochures, and a virtual tour.

Heartwood is a Type B Facility and considered a "small" ALF (Assisted Living Facility) since they serve less than 16 residents at their location (Via TALA). Large ALF's are considered anyone serving 17 residents or more.

Michelle Gheliuc at Heartwood States, "Even though HHS state requirements let facilities have a staffing ratio of 1:16 residents, we do our best to provide the very best care; because of this, Heartwood will always have a staffing ratio of 1:3."

Additionally, Heartwood at relaunch has added additional services to their offering. This concierge service will enable seniors not to have to leave for mundane things or worry about venturing to public places cause of the current climate with COVID-19. Even with COVID happening, residents can still have family visits outside, provided they practice social distancing. These procedures are in place to ensure that all residents stay safe and healthy until it passes.

If needed, seniors can have toiletry provided, medical transportation to medical appointments, and even pay for short-term respite care. If someone needs short respite care, Heartwood Assisted Living will still give all regular amenities to its residents as if it is their own family.

As COVID-19 ramps up in numbers of positive cases, Heartwood has put safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all residents. Family members can continue to visit outside while maintaining social distancing requirements. If anyone has also traveled, per HHS Texas Guidelines, 14 Day quarantines are mandatory as well.

Full details can be found at the references above. Additionally, Heartwood's new website can be found at: https://www.heartwoodassistedliving.com

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Bay Area Medical Academy Students Gain Rare Real-World Experience Testing for COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A recent community-led effort to test San Francisco residents for COVID-19, including the unhoused populations in Bayview and Sunnydale/Visitacion Valley gave Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) phlebotomy students first-hand experience administering COVID-19 testing to underserved populations.

A critical part of students' phlebotomy training is externships, usually in a lab or a doctor's office, but in recent months these opportunities halted as hospitals and labs closed down access to students and postponed all elective and preventive procedures. However, through a broad community partnership called United in Health D10, which included UCSF, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), Bay Area Phlebotomy and Laboratory Services (Bay Area PLS), and other community partners, BAMA students were able to complete externships and gain real-world experience in performing COVID-19 testing and drawing blood for COVID-19 antibody testing, while administering to underserved populations of African-American, Pacific Islander, Chinese, and LatinX residents in San Francisco.

Anne Williams, 57, a resident of San Francisco, just completed the BAMA phlebotomy training and was one of several students who participated in testing by performing venous punctures for blood collection for the COVID-19 antibody test in challenging outdoor settings-a school yard in Bayview, a baseball field in Visitacion Valley/Sunnydale, and a closed Bayview street working with the homeless and partially sheltered. According to Williams, the weather ranged from rain to incredibly strong winds that threatened to overturn the tents, to 95 degree heat while completely covered in layers of PPE. One patient jokingly referred to it as "fresh air phlebotomy." In spite of conditions, Williams felt it was a valuable experience.

"I felt like I was doing service in my community and a political action, rather than just a stepping stone toward getting my license," said Williams. "The heartfelt thank you's and gratitude we received made the work more than worth it. I ended up feeling like I got more back than I gave."

Typically, BAMA Phlebotomy students take 60 hours of class training and then 2-4 weeks of an externship in a clinical setting. Class training focuses on skills such as collecting blood using needles, documenting and identification of samples, hygiene and infection control protocols, and safe handling and transport of samples-much of which pertain also to COVID-19 and antibody testing. The students' work was overseen by doctors, nurses, and other specialists as part of United in Health D10, and students performed approximately 100 tests each.

The community testing initiative has proven valuable to BAMA which was in danger of being unable to find enough externships for students during the lockdown. Now, three of the participating students have been offered jobs, as a direct result of participating in the externships, with Bay Area PLS, according to CEO Salu Ribeiro.

After talking to a range of participants, Ribeiro believes there were added benefits to these unusual externships, including the fact that "students gained experience serving a diverse community and had exposure to technical challenges that develop their resilience required to become strong medical professionals."

BAMA founder and CEO Simonida Cvejic agrees. "Bay Area Medical Academy is about meaningful community impact, through empowering and training students for successful entry in the healthcare field but also through contributing to the healthcare of our community and this COVID19 testing project has provided us exactly that," Cvejic said. "In alliance with Bay Area PLS, our students got a chance to experience working in the front lines of the COVID19 testing, research and prevention."

Ribeiro expects the opportunity and others like it to continue. "We want to express our gratitude for being able to provide this service to the residents in San Francisco," Ribeiro said. "These students will be doing serial antibody testing with other projects - and we will be recruiting more BAMA students in the future."

About Bay Area Medical Academy

Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) provides healthcare career training created in partnership with employers. We prepare individuals from different socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds for careers working in the healthcare industry. BAMA's goal is to serve its students and the medical community through quality academic instruction and job-oriented, skills-training. We maintain a student-centered philosophy and use both traditional and innovative means to train our students. Bay Area Medical Academy is committed to the success of its students, believing that education is the best way to transform people's lives.

Bay Area Medical Academy ranks in the top 10% of B-Corps (benefits corporations) based on our rigorous standards of social performance, accountability, and transparency. We partner with social agencies to help people who face social barriers attend school. We also collaborate with STEP into a Job!(tm) to provide scholarships to high school seniors.

Learn more at https://www.bamasf.com
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Maglite and Movember – Two Iconic Worldwide Brands Partner to Shine Light on Men’s Health

ONTARIO, Calif. -- Maglite and Movember are partnering to shine a light on men's health and well-being. The Movember Mini Maglite(R) AA PRO LED is available now. Owning one will shine a light on your support of men's health issues and a percentage of the proceeds will go to supporting the causes championed by Movember.

Founded in 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men's health related projects globally and is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Movember uses funding to impact men's health both locally and globally, investing in country- and culture-specific health projects while collaborating on game-changing solutions that address the men's health crisis on a global scale.

During the month formerly known as November, men grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health. These funds help develop innovative, breakthrough research and support programs year-round that inspire and empower men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Now you can support the mission and get an iconic Maglite flashlight also.

"We are very proud to join Movember in their critical mission," said Tony Maglica, founder and CEO of Mag Instrument. "They are one of the leading charities changing the face of men's health."

"We're excited to be joining forces with Maglite and as we honor the Dads in our lives, we are reminded about the important work that still needs to be done in men's health. We continue our mission in helping men across the globe lead healthier lives in turn contributing to healthier families and communities," said Elizabeth Phipps Drewett​, U.S. Director of Corporate Partnerships, Movember.

Learn more https://maglite.com/collections/movember

About Movember

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Movember raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects worldwide.

In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.

Its vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. To donate or learn more, visit https://us.movember.com/

About Mag Instrument:

Mag Instrument, manufacturer of the MAGLITE(R) flashlight, is proud to be a U.S.A. manufacturer. Each flashlight is a result of an obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and a commitment to perfection. Learn more: http://maglite.com/

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National Online Speech Therapy Company Creates Free Resource Library in Response to Pandemic

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Great Speech, Inc., an online speech therapy company, saw a spike for service demand when the pandemic hit. Founder and Clinical Director, Avivit Ben-Aharon, MS Ed., MA CCC-SLP, also quickly realized that many consumers who desperately needed services, lacked the financial resources or insurance coverage to pay for online services.

With a strong desire to fill the void, Ben-Aharon along with her team of therapists, created a free resource library of how-to videos, eBooks and blogs with speech therapy exercises for children and adults.

"The pandemic has highlighted the strong need for online speech therapy services," Ben-Aharon explained. "Despite stay-at-home and stay-safe orders, we need to keep moving forward. Children who are out of school as well as seniors who are rehabbing from a health crisis such as a stroke, can quickly fall behind in their learning and/or recovery. These free learning and exercise resources empower people to continue to make communication improvements."

These free online speech therapy resources can help everyone from a child who stutters to an adult on the autism spectrum or a senior recovering from a traumatic brain injury. They are also ideal for the parent-turned-teacher for activities and exercises to practice at home. The technology really resonates with how more and more businesses are moving to remote and online operations.

The advantages of online speech therapy are endless. For example, a grandmother in Chicago who has suffered a stroke can connect online with a speech therapist from Houston, while her daughter in Cleveland monitors the session; or a therapist who moves out of town can still provide services to their clients and provide continuity of care.

Great Speech's highly-trained speech therapists provide effective techniques for everything from articulation and phonology to stuttering, voice therapy, aphasia and more. Each speech therapist holds a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology; a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and is licensed by various state licensing boards.

About Great Speech, Inc.

Since 2014, Great Speech, Inc. has been the pioneer in online speech therapy, delivering convenient and specialized services virtually. Its innovative approach leverages technology to match highly-qualified therapists with clients who are serious about their communication goals. Great Speech believes that everyone deserves the chance to communicate with ease and confidence. Great Speech is a proud recipient of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification.

For more information about one of the nation's fastest growing online speech therapy practice and to access the free resource library, visit: https://greatspeech.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, HVAC Heating and Cooling

First Los Angeles Dental Clinic That Uses Hospital-Type HVAC Systems to Mitigate Diseases Like COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Mi Dentista Dental Clinic in collaboration with a mechanical engineering firm, HVAC Engineering, has set up the first known dental clinic in Los Angeles that uses Negative Pressure Environments to mitigate diseases like COVID-19, namely the disease associated with the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

Novel coronavirus, as the virus is frequently known, is believed to spread via droplets or aerosols produced from coughing, dental procedures, and breathing among others. Thus, the physical proximity between patients and dentists during a typical dental visit may benefit from additional care and attention.

Mi Dentista has set up elegantly-designed high-efficiency negative pressure dental units so that both droplets and aerosols may be rapidly eliminated via a high-speed vacuum. Each unit's reverse flow fan is rated to evacuate up to 2100 CFM (cubic feet of air per minute) which means that the quiet, powerful system may replace the air around every dental unit every 20 seconds. In addition, due to the 6000 CFM rating of the multiple reverse flow fans, the air across the entire dental office may be replaced every 90 seconds. Most importantly, as you can see in the video below, the air around the treatment care area, namely the oral region where dental procedures are carried out, is being constantly replaced and refreshed without interruption.

The negative pressure approach is the same method that large, specialized hospitals use to prevent the transmission of many airborne pathogens like tuberculosis and measles in the form of negative pressure isolation rooms. Yet, without similar support, dentists and dental assistants may have a higher chance of becoming infected and transmitting the disease to others.

"Ventilation systems that provide air movement from a clean (DHCP workstation or area) to contaminated (clinical patient care area) flow direction should be installed...," CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings (Updated on May 19, 2020).

"Consider the use of a portable HEPA air filtration unit while the patient is actively undergoing, and immediately following, an aerosol-generating procedure. The use of these units will reduce particle count (including droplets) in the room...." "Consider the use of upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as an adjunct to higher ventilation and air cleaning rates."

The Mi Dentista dental team has also implemented other infection control methods recommended by the CDC and the American Dental Association including avoiding placing patients in an enclosed waiting room, no accompanying visitors, repeated disinfection of surfaces during the day, and frequently replacing masks, face shields, gowns, goggles, and gloves. The air evacuated from the dental environment also first goes through a high-efficiency pre-filter and then is treated with high-powered, UV-C radiation to destroy virus particles. While no approach completely and absolutely eliminates the risk of infection, these methods are believed to help reduce it.

"During this global pandemic, it is important that we help minimize the spread and cross-contamination of pathogens," said Dr. Sadeghpour, Dentist, Mi Dentista Dental Clinic. "I am so proud that collaboration between medicine and engineering can identify and develop a possible solution for reducing the spread of infectious diseases so we can better protect patients and caregivers."

Please call the office at 323-582-1999 to set up an appointment for general dentistry, aesthetic and/or orthodontics procedures. The dental clinic is located near downtown Los Angeles at 3826 Florence Avenue, Bell, CA 90201. Se habla Espanol.

About Mi Dentista and HVAC Engineering

Mi Dentista Dental Clinic has served the Los Angeles community with dental services as well as the My Dentist School for Dental Assistants covering topics such as infection control for more than 25 years. The clinic and the school are located at 3826 Florence Avenue, Bell, CA 90201 and can be reached at (323) 582-1999 or email info@rdaschool.com

Los Angeles-based HVAC Engineering has more than 30 years experience in mechanical engineering projects across California. The company consulted on this project, designed and installed the system, is available to assist other dental clinics for similar purposes and can be reached at (310) 430-1919.

Learn more at: https://midentista.com/

MEDIA KIT:
Downloadable media kit includes all videos and photos & Spanish-version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fykf5b47er25wio/mi-dentista-covid19-media-kit.zip?dl=0

VIDEOS:
Video #1: https://youtu.be/rw9rSVBWK08
Video #2: https://youtu.be/Bv7Pi7NCt_Y

Related link: https://midentista.com/

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