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Las Vegas Infertility Specialist Reports Improved Pregnancy Rates for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Using 4-Dimensional, Ultrasound-Guided Embryo Transfer

Author: Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine
Dateline: Fri, 03 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW ORLEANS, La. - Nov. 3, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An advance in uterine visualization during embryo transfer was reported to improve pregnancy rates for patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. The preliminary findings of an ongoing study were reported today at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Jeffrey D. Fisch, of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM), Las Vegas, NV (SIRM(tm)-Las Vegas) presented data evaluating the use of 4D ultrasound-guidance during embryo transfer.”



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NEW ORLEANS, La. - Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- An advance in uterine visualization during embryo transfer was reported to improve pregnancy rates for patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. The preliminary findings of an ongoing study were reported today at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Jeffrey D. Fisch, of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM), Las Vegas, NV (SIRM(tm)-Las Vegas) presented data evaluating the use of 4D ultrasound-guidance during embryo transfer.

Of 210 embryo transfers in women under 40 years of age with good quality embryos, 118 had standard 2D-ultrasound guidance, while 82 had 4D-ultrasound guidance. There were no differences between the two groups in patient age, number of prior IVF attempts or the number of embryos transferred. Ongoing pregnancy rates were significantly higher for the 4D ultrasound group (48/82; 59%), than for the 2D group (50/118; 42%). Implantation rates were also higher in the 4D group (37%) than the 2D group (30%).

Dr. Fisch and his team are among the first to evaluate the use of 4D ultrasound on IVF outcomes in a large population. "Adding 4D ultrasound guidance to the embryo transfer protocol has significantly improved visualization of the endometrial cavity," said Dr. Fisch.

"We have seen a definite improvement in the IVF pregnancy rates at our center since we began using 4D ultrasound to monitoring our embryo transfers on a routine basis." These data further support the use of ultrasound monitoring during embryo transfer.

About SIRM

The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) are a network of independently owned IVF centers that operate under a shared set of practice standards and a centralized management system. SIRMTM physicians have been influential in the development of numerous breakthroughs in the field of reproductive medicine. SIRM offices are located in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, Dallas, St. Louis, Central Illinois, New Jersey and New York.

Further information about the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine can be found on the SIRM website at www.haveababy.com.


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LeadPolice Announces New Options for Lead Buyers

Author: 562 Media, Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 02 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LONG BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadPolice.com, the premier resource for Lead Buyers, has announced new membership options for Lead Buyers in the Mortgage, Insurance and Real Estate Industries. ”



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ARCHIVAL CONTENT

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LeadPolice.com, the premier resource for Lead Buyers, has announced new membership options for Lead Buyers in the Mortgage, Insurance and Real Estate Industries.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response from our launch in September and are very excited about the support we are receiving from both the lead generation community and lead buyers," Melissa Rosno, Vice President of LeadPolice.com, said. "We had planned to wait until the first of the year to announce our new membership options, however demand has been so great that we have decided to make them available immediately."

The new membership options available to Lead Buyers will include three levels of service. The first option, Lead Police Self Service, will allow Lead Buyers to sign up for a self service membership where they will be able to search for and compare Authorized Lead Sellers, take advantage of exclusive discounts, find additional marketing opportunities for their business and learn from industry experts.

The second level of membership, Lead Police Protect, will include all of the Self Service features plus an added layer of protection with Lead Police Dispute Resolution services. This added service will provide for additional expert negotiation in the event a Lead Buyer has an unresolved issue with an Authorized Lead Seller.

The third and most comprehensive level of membership, Lead Police Agent, will offer all of the benefits of Self Service and Protection plus additional services such as personalized marketing and lead generation recommendations and a dedicated Lead Police account representative. These added services will give brokers and agents access to expert unbiased advice and marketing recommendations.

"With the three options we are now offering, we feel there will be a level of membership that will meet the needs and budgets for all Lead Buyers," said Rosno. "Our members can potentially save thousands per year with our exclusive lead discounts alone. With memberships starting at just $99.00 per year, the value is pretty conclusive."

About Lead Police

LeadPolice.com was founded by a group of experienced marketing and lead generation industry professionals to monitor the lead industry and create an environment where lead buyers and sellers would be rewarded for honesty and integrity.

For information, visit: www.LeadPolice.com.

Editor's Note: as of Jan. 2010, the above link no longer appears to work.

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Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Consummates the Purchase and Acquisition of Certain Dental Insite, LLC Assets

Author: Prime Companies, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 01 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “YUBA CITY, Calif. - Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed and consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Dental Insite, LLC, including Dental Insite source code, all its rights and its customer base.”



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Including its Dental Insite Software Source Code, all its Rights and its Customer Base

YUBA CITY, Calif. - Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed and consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Dental Insite, LLC, including Dental Insite source code, all its rights and its customer base.

Norbert J. Lima, President and CEO of Prime Companies is quoted as saying "Coupling Prime Companies' recent acquisition of certain of CRT's leading edge Digital Dental Technology products, with Dental Insite Practice Management Software will afford a total integrated solution to the Dental Industry inclusive of a HIPAA Compliant Record Keeping, billing and practice management software. We are bridging the 'digital divide' in the Dental Industry. A forward looking view of these acquisitions positions Prime Companies, Inc. to become a $25M to $30M company within 24 months with profitability anticipated in year one. These aggressive revenue increasing acquisitions will propel Prime Companies into immediate profitability and augment shareholder value."

About PRIME COMPANIES, INC.:

Prime Companies, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Nacc-Tel, Corp, currently provides Broadband and telecommunications services (Voice and Data) to both commercial and consumer customers in the Northern California market area. The services offered include: Broadband, Data Networks, Interconnect, Voice Over the Internet (VOIP), and Voicemail Services. The recent Computer Resource Technologies asset purchase augmented Nacc-Tel, Corp's portfolio of services to include the provisioning of hardware and software products to the Dental and Medical industries in Colorado and the Midwest.

Information: www.primecompanies.com

About DENTAL INSITE, LLC:

Dental Insite is a software company currently serving the Dental industries in Colorado and the Midwest with software products to better facilitate doctor patient management processes and incorporating total HIPAA compliant record keeping, billing and practice management software.

Statements in this news release regarding Prime Companies, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause such statement to differ materially from actual future events or results. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The following factors, among others, could cause Prime Companies, Inc.'s actual results to differ materially from those described in a forward-looking statement: limited history of offering Prime Companies, Inc.'s services in its current form; history of losses; increasing competition from existing or new competitors; increased telecommunications costs resulting from the expansion of Prime Companies, Inc.'s services; rapid technological change; possible unavailability of financing as and if needed; dependence on a limited number of vendors, including without limitation third-party vendors for the provision and roll-out of the Prime Companies, Inc. broadband service; inability to develop the dental technology business; inability to achieve telecommunication cost savings through efficient hardware utilization; possible industry consolidation; and potential fluctuations in quarterly and annual results. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. Readers are referred to the reports and documents filed by Prime Companies, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of these and other important risk factors.


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MyHearPod Introduces an Amazingly Small Hearing Aid called HP Micro

Author: HearPod, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 01 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CORNELIUS, N.C. - Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HearPod Hearing Aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, announced today the introduction of the HearPod Micro, which is one of the smallest completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aids on the market and designed to be used for open fittings. Open fitting means the hearing aid allows venting for equalization of pressure inside the ear canal.”



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CORNELIUS, N.C. - Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HearPod Hearing Aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, announced today the introduction of the HearPod Micro, which is one of the smallest completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aids on the market and designed to be used for open fittings. Open fitting means the hearing aid allows venting for equalization of pressure inside the ear canal, thereby eliminating the annoying "barrel" sound so common with many hearing aids. The patient's ears feel open.

Send2Press photowireWohlers says the HearPod Micro will be especially welcomed by those who suffer hearing loss, but may not have worn a hearing aid because they believed that the aids on the market were either too large or didn't provide good sound quality. "The HearPod Micro has the best of both," says Wohlers. "It is very small and discrete, hardly noticeable to a bystander, yet it provides the open-fitting sound quality that has previously only been available on behind the ear hearing aids."

*(Photo Caption: HearPod Micro-Open Fitting.)

The HearPod Micro is the company's third line of in the canal designed hearing aids. The other two lines are the HearPod I and HearPod II. The Micro is 20 percent smaller than HearPod's next smallest model, the HearPod II CIC.

HearPod also offers one of the smallest behind the ear models called the HearPod III, which comes with or with out directional microphones. All Hearpods are one hundred percent digital and therefore provide state-of-the-art technology for the highest quality sound and the longest life.

Since it's founding in 2005, HearPod has begun to revolutionize the hearing aid industry by offering high-quality low-cost hearing aids through its website myhearpod.com. Wohlers explains that previously those shopping for hearing aids had little choice.

"People either had to buy aids at a retail store where they'd most likely pay two or three thousand dollars per hearing aid, or they'd have to settle for a cheaper hearing aid of inferior quality. Our mission is to truly help people with hearing loss by providing them top quality one hundred percent digital hearing aids that would cost them thousands more if purchased at a retail location, with the level of service that surpasses most brick and mortar facilities," said Wohlers.

At 56, Wohlers designed the HearPod line for fellow baby boomers many of whom are learning that the price to be paid for living a full-on active lifestyle is slowly progressing hearing loss.

"I call hearing loss the 'silent thief,'" said Wohlers. "Its progression can be so subtle people hardly notice its effects. Then, slowly they realize they are asking others to repeat themselves or they are turning up the volume of the TV beyond normal.

"Typically, other people start to suggest the person should get a hearing aid, but they back away and go into denial," said Wohlers. "They react like 'What, me need a hearing aid?'"

Wohlers said he would have been tempted to do the same, except that he was an established professional in the hearing aid industry and knew when it was time for him to get a hearing aid."

In designing the HearPod line, Wohlers brought to bear his 30 years of successful hearing industry experience and aims to provide the highest level of customer service and product quality at remarkably low prices. All HearPods are manufactured in the HearPod lab at 18636 Starcreek Drive, Suite E, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031 USA.

HearPod customers are encouraged to see their physician before purchasing to ensure they need a hearing aid and to get an audiogram which shows their individual degree of hearing loss. The audiogram values can be entered on the web order page, faxed toll free or emailed to HearPod so that the hearing aid can be programmed to correct the individual's unique hearing loss.

The company provides a 45-day one hundred percent money-back guarantee and a one year warranty that covers the cost of any repairs and includes a year's worth of free batteries and wax guards. Extended warranties are also available.

Wohlers said that when he founded HearPod in 2005 he set out to provide the type of quality and service he himself would want. He considers the popularity of the HearPod line a testament to his success. "At the end of the day, it's all about helping people to hear better. More than anything, that's what drives me."

For more information on HearPod hearing aids, go to www.myhearpod.com or call the company's toll free customer care line 1-800-851-2414.



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Arclinea Boston Wins Two Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards

Author: Arclinea Boston
Dateline: Tue, 31 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOSTON, Mass. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston was a multiple award winner at the 2006 Qualified Remodeler Master Design awards held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. A kitchen in Weston, Massachusetts was named Silver Award winner in the Kitchens Over $100,000 category, while the model kitchen for the 360 Newbury condominium development, located in Boston's Back Bay, won the Silver Award for Kitchens $50,000 to $100,000.”



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BOSTON, Mass. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arclinea Boston was a multiple award winner at the 2006 Qualified Remodeler Master Design awards held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. A kitchen in Weston, Massachusetts was named Silver Award winner in the Kitchens Over $100,000 category, while the model kitchen for the 360 Newbury condominium development, located in Boston's Back Bay, won the Silver Award for Kitchens $50,000 to $100,000. The winning kitchens were both designed by Arclinea Boston Senior Project Manager Mercedes Farrando.

Send2Press photowireThe award-winning sleek and minimal Weston kitchen is meticulously designed to complement the traditional architecture of the larger home, with perspectives as seen from the home's entrance as well as from the living area carefully considered. Materials chosen for the kitchen-lacquer and stainless steel-provide elegant simplicity and are respectful to the monochromatic white and hardwood floors that are consistent throughout the home. The professional grade kitchen offers ergonomic placement and storage solutions and a fully functional island.

The 360 Newbury kitchen is also carefully integrated within its surroundings. Both practical and elegant, the kitchen gracefully employs clean, straight lines and bright finishes to reflect and amplify generous natural light. The feeling of lightness is added to by sleek white lacquer cabinetry, which extends slightly, seeming to float over the rich hardwood floor. Stainless steel appliances are complemented with matching cabinet grips, and above the oven and cook top, a steel backsplash and exhaust hood. Sightlines from the adjacent living area were considered in the placement of appliances and work stations. (Images of both kitchens can be viewed by visiting www.arclineaboston.com and clicking on 'portfolio.')

According to Qualified Remodeler editors Patrick O'Toole and Chaya Chang, "This year's contest was very competitive, both in number of entries and the quality of projects." Entries were reviewed by a panel of building professionals from all regions of the country.

"At Arclinea Boston, every kitchen is custom designed to meet the personal needs of the client, but also to fit perfectly within the overall environment of the home," says Arclinea Boston President Philip Guarino. "The fact that these two very distinct kitchens were recognized by Qualified Remodeler is a great testament to both the Arclinea approach and to the great talents of designer Mercedes Farrando."

Arclinea Boston is the first flagship showroom in the United States for Arclinea - an industry leader in the manufacturing of luxury, contemporary kitchens, designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio. Arclinea kitchens are differentiated by their innovative design, creative technology and exquisite materials. The Boston showroom showcases examples of the entire Arclinea Collection, and offers consumers a full-service, turnkey solution to their kitchen design process.

For more information about Arclinea Boston, please call 617-357-9777 or visit the Arclinea Boston web site, www.arclineaboston.com.


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Paladin Releases George Washington DVD Trilogy for Holiday Season

Author: Paladin Communications
Dateline: Tue, 31 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just in time for the 2006 holiday season, Paladin Communications is releasing a special George Washington DVD Gift Set. Perfect for the documentary lover or history buff on your list, the gift set includes Paladin's three award-winning documentaries on the man who would forge our nation - George Washington.”



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Special set perfect for history lovers; includes the just-completed Pursuit of Honor film

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just in time for the 2006 holiday season, Paladin Communications is releasing a special George Washington DVD Gift Set. Perfect for the documentary lover or history buff on your list, the gift set includes Paladin's three award-winning documentaries on the man who would forge our nation - George Washington.

From his first trip west at age 21 to his journey to Boston more than two decades later to command the Continental Army, the George Washington DVD Gift Set tells the story of a Washington you never knew. With almost six hours of dramatic scenes and extras on three DVDs, the George Washington DVD Gift Set takes viewers back to a time when a country was in turmoil and one leader rose to the challenge of establishing a new nation.

Included in the set is Paladin's most recent documentary Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington, which was completed in the summer of 2006 and entered into the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Paladin's producers believe the themes and issues explored in this George Washington documentary will resonate strongly with viewers because of the conflicts that exist in today's world.

"We are in a time of war right now, and this film mirrors some of the sentiment that is being felt around the world and reported on in the news every day," says Robert Matzen, writer/director of the latest film.

Also included in the George Washington DVD Gift Set are Paladin's first two films, both of which have received national acclaim. When the Forest Ran Red: Washington, Braddock & a Doomed Army (2001), tells of the opening days of the wilderness war that erupted between three empires for control of the Ohio Country in America. This film has earned six national awards and continues to air on 70 PBS affiliates around the country. The second in the trilogy, George Washington's First War: The Battles for Fort Duquesne (2003), picks up where When the Forest Ran Red ends. Braddock's army has been annihilated. It is left to one man, the 'retired' George Washington, all of 25 years old, to pull together defenses for 500 miles of colonial frontier. First War earned five national awards, and both films have achieved national distribution on DVD and VHS.

Historians and reviewers consider the Paladin productions to be enthralling compared to other documentaries because of the mix of live action and artistic shots, as well as sequences that are similar to music videos. The films include scenes shot at some of the country's most revered landmarks, including Mount Vernon and Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as many locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

"This set will give the history buff or historical documentary fan on your list a unique and memorable gift," Matzen added. "Putting them together allows the viewer to witness the emergence of the real George Washington and his rise to become America's first and greatest hero."

The set, with a special price of $54.95, will be available for purchase November 6 online at www.gwmovie.net or by calling 1.866.831.4840.

About Paladin Communications

Paladin Communications, www.paladincom.com, was formed in 1999 to take advantage of the rich base of film production talent in Western Pennsylvania. Paladin staff has won more than 50 national awards for film and video productions ranging from broadcast learning to featurettes in Super 16 and film and video documentaries for National Geographic and others. They have shot high in the Rockies and deep in the Amazon.

The 2001 Paladin historical documentary, When the Forest Ran Red: Washington, Braddock & a Doomed Army, is broadcast on PBS affiliates around the country and has earned six national awards, including a MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums, a Platinum Aurora Award for the screenplay, and a CINE Golden Eagle. George Washington's First War: the Battles for Fort Duquesne garnered five more awards and has educated teachers and the nation about Washington's role in the French & Indian War.


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deverus, Inc. Announces the Purchase of Clickable Software and its Applicant Tracking Assets

Author: deverus
Dateline: Tue, 31 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AUSTIN, Texas - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- deverus, today announced it has acquired the Clickable Software assets of 3Peaks Software Solutions. With its market leading suite of applicant tracking products focused on the food industry, Clickable Software delivers world class applicant tracking and management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.”



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Click and Hire, Click and Track and Click and Decide, from Fort Worth based 3Peaks Software Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- deverus, today announced it has acquired the Clickable Software (www.clickablesoftware.com) assets of 3Peaks Software Solutions. With its market leading suite of applicant tracking products focused on the food industry, Clickable Software delivers world class applicant tracking and management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.

deverus says the purchase of Clickable Software and Click and Hire will help its customers keep pace with the largest background check companies by expanding their product lines to include not only background checks, but the best of breeds in talent acquisition and talent management solutions.

In addition, the acquisition will help change the playing field in the applicant tracking market because deverus will be able to provide the Clickable Software solution at a fraction of the costs associated with traditional applicant tracking and management systems.

"Clickable Software has an amazing set of talent tracking and management tools and we are very excited to be able to offer them to the market place through deverus' customers. Our current customer base has over 40,000 clients worldwide, ranging from midsized companies to the Fortune 100 and now we can help them offer more services to their clients," said Shawn Rucks, CEO of deverus.

He adds, "This strategic acquisition underscores our commitment to help background check companies diversify, compete and grow while at the same time helping companies all over the world hire and maintain productive talent."

About deverus

Founded in 1998, deverus is the leading provider of software, integration technology, and strategic services for the background check industry. From system-to-system integration, customized and off the shelf enterprise level applications, to sophisticated tools that manage the information supply chain, deverus enables background check companies to dramatically lower operating expenses and increase revenues by connecting to customers, employees, and information sources online, anytime, from anywhere.

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


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New Profit-Boosting Tool for Human Resource Managers – Long Term Care Educational Program that Could Add Millions to Bottom Lines

Author: LTC Financial Partners
Dateline: Tue, 31 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KIRKLAND, Wash. - Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new tool called the LTC Outreach and Education Program(TM) (LTCOEP(TM)) promises to help human resource managers change their departments from cost centers to profit centers. The program does its bottom-line magic by helping employees cope with the productivity-draining prospect of caring for family members, such as aging parents, who can no longer care for themselves.”



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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Oct. 31, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new tool called the LTC Outreach and Education Program(TM) (LTCOEP(TM)) promises to help human resource managers change their departments from cost centers to profit centers. The program does its bottom-line magic by helping employees cope with the productivity-draining prospect of caring for family members, such as aging parents, who can no longer care for themselves. LTCOEP(TM) is available free to companies of all sizes from LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's largest and most experienced independent long term care insurance brokerage.

Send2Press photowire"Companies are suffering big losses due to caregiving demands on their employees," says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President of Business Development for LTC Financial Partners. "The losses, mostly through reduced productivity and absenteeism, are completely unnecessary," Cahn asserts. "Professional caregivers should be performing the care tasks, freeing employees to focus on their work. That's where our program comes in."

*(Photo Caption: Dan Cahn, Senior VP of LTC Financial Partners.)

How big are the losses? Large companies are losing tens of millions each every year, says Cahn, basing his estimates on a 2006 study conducted by the MetLife Mature Market Institute(r). Small and medium companies are losing from thousands to hundreds of thousands, depending on their size and labor rates, Cahn estimates. "These losses are completely unnecessary and can be reversed through our program," he says. The losses all relate to reduced output. "Care demands make employees get to work late, leave early, or take leaves of absence. Often the demands are so great that a valuable employee has to take a less demanding position with the company."

Information on LTCOEP(TM) is available at the LTC Hotline, run by Cahn's organization: http://www.ltchotline.com/ltcoep.html. There's also a calculator that lets individual companies estimate their losses and potential gains.

MORE ABOUT LTCOEP(TM):

The LTC Outreach and Education Program(TM) is a turnkey educational solution designed for human resource departments and/or managers or owners of smaller organizations. LTCOEP(TM) guarantees every employee, family member and retiree access to a long term healthcare specialist to explain the options for long term healthcare planning. "Most employees believe their current healthcare plan and/or Medicare covers this cost, which is far from accurate," says Cahn.

A company's top managers are equally uninformed, Cahn claims. "And losses at the top are great," he says. Bottom-line losses, when senior managers get distracted by a family member's care needs, include loss of focus, absenteeism, and poorer supervision. Some top managers even take early retirement to care for a debilitated parent or spouse. "This can really hurt a company," says Cahn. "It is widely known in the HR community that the replacement cost of a professional is $70,000, covering recruiting, training and lost-opportunity costs. And if the senior person is critical, the company's whole trajectory can be undermined."

In the LTCOEP(TM) program, "employees learn that it is not IF a family member will need care, but WHEN," says Cahn. "And they learn what their options are so the planning process starts before the fact, not after." He says that long term care insurance is one solution but not the right solution for everyone, "but learning about all the options is right for every employee and their family members."

"Companies don't have to pay us for any of the educational materials we use, and they don't have to provide any company resources," says Cahn. "All they need to do is make our education available to their employees, and we do all the rest."

LTCOEP(TM) consists of multiple options for printed, electronic and online interactive materials; seminars or group meetings in webinar format; and individual meetings to help employees with sound long term care planning. Human resource managers and owners of smaller businesses may request information at -- www.ltchotline.com/ltcoep.html.



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Veterinary, Animals, Pets and Zoos

Cat Kidney Disease: Holistic Pet Care Can Help

Author: Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist
Dateline: Mon, 30 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DANA POINT, Calif. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Cat kidney disease and feline renal failure can be helped using holistic pet care,' says Susan B. Davis, veterinary nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Diet, nutritional supplements and acupuncture can help increase longevity and overall quality of life.”



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DANA POINT, Calif. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "Cat kidney disease and feline renal failure can be helped using holistic pet care," says Susan B. Davis, veterinary nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.AskAriel.com). Diet, nutritional supplements and acupuncture can help increase longevity and overall quality of life. Kidney disease is very common in older cats. Owners need to be mindful not only of the kidney disease but of the other complications that can arise such as anemia, dehydration and potential hyperthyroidism, all of which can affect the cat's diet.

holistic pet careCats with kidney disease and chronic renal failure (CRF) need a diet that is lower in protein and phosphorous but rich in enzymes and Omega 3 fatty acids. However, many cats don't want to eat the prescription diets recommended by their veterinarians and begin to lose weight and become lethargic. Thus, a customized diet and nutrition protocol for cat kidney disease is often required.

*(Photo Caption: Cat kidney disease can be helped with holistic pet care.)

Davis teaches owners how to prepare a custom diet for cats with kidney disease and renal failure. She works with the owner to find foods that the cat will eat but balances out the nutrients to ensure they remain consistent with the profile prescribed by veterinarians. She uses mathematical models to calculate the appropriate amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats and vegetables to include in the pet's diet. She uses information about the pet such as its age, weight and current health problems, as well as lifestyle considerations of the owner, to determine the exact portions of each nutrient that are appropriate for the pet.

"Many cat owners have multiple cats and/or other lifestyle considerations so we help them find the best way to give their cats exceptional nutrition while still considering the cat kidney disease," says Susan Davis, CCN.

Davis provides nutrition consultations to pet owners at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA. Working with Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian with over 25 years of veterinary experience, they provide a comprehensive holistic program for pets. Along with conventional veterinary care, the hospital offers holistic options for cat kidney disease including diet, supplements, vitamin therapy, subcutaneous fluids and acupuncture. "Acupuncture is very beneficial for cats with kidney disease because it increases blood flow to the kidneys and enhances kidney function," says Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian.

In addition to office visits at this state-of-the-art animal hospital, telephone consultations are also available through Davis' website www.askariel.com. AskAriel.com is a library of common pet health conditions with guidelines on how to treat them using diet, nutrition and holistic care. On her website, Davis provides a holistic protocol for cat kidney disease. Davis has carefully researched the most appropriate holistic supplements for dogs and cats with kidney disease and chronic renal failure. "Pet owners need to be careful about the nutritional supplements they use because they are not regulated by the FDA and there is a huge variation in quality as well as purity.

For example, "the Omega 3 fish oil available on askariel.com has been purified for heavy metals and other environmental toxins while most fish oils have not," says Davis. All of Davis' supplements have been vet-approved.

For more information about Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist, the holistic program at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, Dr. David Gordon or Susan Davis, CCN, please visit www.askariel.com or call 949-499-9380.


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Story Title: Cat Kidney Disease: Holistic Pet Care Can Help
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Predicting Christmas Ornament Collecting and Buying Trends for 2006 and 2007

Author: Ornament Collectors LLC
Dateline: Mon, 30 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIDLAND, Mich. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For Christmas ornament collectors who want to know the ornaments that will be among the most sought after this fall, the author of 'The Experts Guide To Collecting Ornaments' has some advice. 'The ornament collecting hobby has changed a good bit since the 1990s,' said author Harold Nicoll.”



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MIDLAND, Mich. - Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For Christmas ornament collectors who want to know the ornaments that will be among the most sought after this fall, the author of "The Experts Guide To Collecting Ornaments" has some advice. "The ornament collecting hobby has changed a good bit since the 1990's," said author Harold Nicoll. "The collectors' age, interests and situation in life will have a lot more to do with the ornaments they want and will buy. Popular culture and even the price of fuel will also affect ornament trends this Fall."

Send2Press photowireBaby Boomers Still Lead Collectors

People of the Baby Boom generation are still the biggest collectors because they are the largest group and have the most money, compared with other population groups. "Baby boomers prosperity may mean they approach buying ornaments for their second and third homes, or as gifts or remembrances for their grandchildren," Nicoll said. "They (boomers) will be less concerned about price and more interested in finding something eye catching and unique."

Christmas Economics

How does the price of oil affect the price and availability of Christmas ornaments? "Since petroleum is the basis of plastics, the price of it will affect the price and availability of plastic ornaments," Nicoll said. "But it is more likely the price of fuel will keep people home during the holidays, instead of driving or flying to visit friends or relatives. And if they stay choose to stay close to home, it is possible they will put some extra effort into decorating their homes."

Home Size & Tree Size

Fuel and housing trends will affect the ornament business. Artificial tree sizes have been larger in recent years as people have purchased bigger homes and needed bigger trees to go in them. But the increase in oil prices could make high ceiling homes less appealing. "With the price of heating and cooling big homes going ever higher, people will likely buy smaller homes and therefore need smaller trees," Nicoll said. "Smaller trees will need fewer ornaments and that will impact the business."

So What To Buy?

Batman, Homer Simpson, and Eric Cartman are not traditional Christmas characters or even characters we strongly associate with Christmas like Charlie Brown, Snoopy or Rudolf. But characters from popular culture are important to ornament collectors.

"Cartoon characters and other cultural icons and licensed images created by well known artists are now part of the decorating and collecting scene," Nicoll said. "A recognizable or well known name makes a big difference to collectors now more than it did a few years ago."

Hot Ornament Predictions For Christmas '06

The Simpsons: The longest running animated show in history will spawn a feature length motion picture in the summer of 2007. The popular show will reach new heights of collectibility. All things Simpsons will be very popular in 2007.

Batman: The revived movie series from Warner Brothers has another movie in the works tentatively titled, "The Dark Knight." Heath Ledger is signed to play The Joker in the second installment of the new series. Kurt Adler has a line of Batman ornaments that are faithful to the news series. It should prove popular.

Thomas Kincaid: Thomas Kincaid's light drenched and nostalgic images are part of a brand new line of ornaments from Kurt Adler. People relate better too artists and artwork they know and recognize. There are entire ornament companies based on the work of a single artist. This will be the next big thing in ornaments.

To learn more about Christmas ornaments and how to build a better collection, go to www.ornamentcollectors.com

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