Inmedix makes the cut at Medtech Innovator 2019.

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The annual diagnostic/device competition narrows the field vying for its $350K Grand Prize.

NORMANDY PARK, WA, USA, March 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Seattle-based medtech/biotech Inmedix, Inc. contended with nearly 800 other early life sciences diagnostic and device companies in the 2019 Medtech Innovator competition. The highest scoring companies from the online application review were invited to participate in regional pitch events, awarding the opportunity to present to a variety of industry-leading judges and key opinion leaders.

The field, whittled to 150, resulted in an Inmedix presentation in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 27, 2019. Next, the top fifty companies will be showcased at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 27th Annual Medical Device Conference in San Francisco on June 21, 2019 and at the MedTech Conference in Boston on September 23-25, 2019.

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Its mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medtech industry.

Inmedix is defining an emerging field of medicine called immuno-autonomics: the interface between immune function and stress, controlled within the brain by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Stress response can beneficially impact immune function activities in the short term. However, chronic activation of the immune system by the stress response, mediated by the ANS, has been implicated in adversely affecting the onset and severity of autoimmune disease.

With its ANS Neuroscan™ diagnostic in development, Inmedix seeks to quantify ANS stress as a factor affecting immune function, disease severity and treatment outcome in patients with autoimmune diseases.

“Inmedix is always pleased be able to share the potential merits of immuno-autonomics”, said Andrew J. Holman, MD, local rheumatologist and Inmedix CEO & Co-founder. “We thank Medtech Innovator for the recognition and opportunity to share our vision of the future of medicine.”

ABOUT INMEDIX, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARY, INMEDIX UK, LTD.

Seattle-based biotech/medtech Inmedix, Inc. and its subsidiary Inmedix UK, Ltd. are committed to engaging in world class research to discover innovative solutions for pressing healthcare needs related to the impact of stress, modulated within the brain by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The Inmedix ANS Neuroscan™ is leading the development of applications of next-generation heart rate variability (HRV) as a potentially informative diagnostic, therapeutic, digital health and health economic tool in autoimmune disease. ANS profile may be the most overlooked element of personalized, precision medicine. Beginning with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults, the company hopes to enhance current therapeutic outcomes through complimentary optimization of individual ANS profile.

NOTICE:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding Inmedix’s plans for preclinical studies and product capabilities. You are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties inherent in Inmedix’s business which could significantly affect expected results, including without limitation progress of development, clinical testing and regulatory approval, developments in raw material and personnel costs, and legislative, fiscal, and other regulatory measures. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Inmedix undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the issuance of this press release. This is not an offer to sell or an offer to purchase securities.

Rae Marie Gleason, Education Program Director
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SDWR Diabetic Alert Dog Delivered to 16-year-old Boy in Centerburg, OH

Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR

Kami, Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR

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Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or SDWR, is based in Madison, Virginia

Brian, a 16-year-old boy in Centerburg, Ohio, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR.

CENTERBURG, OH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brian, a 16-year-old boy in Centerburg, Ohio, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially-bred and trained dogs for people of all ages that struggle with living with invisible disabilities such as Autism, PTSD, Seizure Disorders, or in the case of Brian—Type 1 Diabetes. SDWR has hundreds of working service dogs placed around the globe and is currently serving approximately 1,000 families.
Kami, a labrador retriever Diabetic Alert Dog, has already received countless hours of training through SDWR’s service dog raiser program where volunteers raise puppies in training for approximately one year. The dogs and raisers must follow through the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at the facility in Virginia.
Kami is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Kami is named in honor of fallen hero Police Officer Robert Kaminski of the New York City Police Department who died as a direct result of illnesses he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Kami’s work as a Diabetic Alert Service Dog with Brian will carry on in memoriam of Officer Kaminski’s life of service before self.
Brian was diagnosed with Diabetes when he was 13-years-old. Brian hopes that a service dog will be able to alert him when he is sleeping and in between checks. Brian is Type 1 Diabetic and is insulin dependent. Brian needs to be able to live independently to be able to go away to college but is a very deep sleeper and does not wake up to his Dexcom alarms overnight. He attends many campouts and outings as an active teen and believes having a service dog will help alert of blood sugars. A service dog able to get help if needed would help give Brian’s family the much needed peace of mind. Brian monitors his blood sugars 24 hours a day to stay alive. If his BG is too high, he needs to take a corrective does of insulin. If his BG is too low. he needs to have a fast acting glucose. Not keeping his blood sugars in a healthy range can cause further damage to his body and/or lead to death. Brian is optimistic that with the addition of a service dog it will help make his life a little easier and provide a sense of independence and security.
SDWR uses a proprietary scent training method to teach Diabetic Alert Dogs to detect fluctuations in blood sugar that fall outside of a handler’s healthy range. Since Kami is a service dog and covered under laws in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, he will be able to accompany Brian everywhere—from church, to the grocery store, even camping.
During the upcoming 18 months, SDWR will return to Brian’s home every 3-4 months to continue working on Kami’s customized training, follow up training and training the human to make a successful team and public access certification. This certification can only be given to Brian after a progression of hard work and dedication to the SDWR training program. This training program is what sets SDWR apart from other nonprofit service dog organizations.
Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure…there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, www.sdwr.org. To learn more about Diabetic Alert Service Dogs visit www.sdwr.org/service-dogs/diabetic-alert/. To learn more about SDWR’s Fallen Officer Puppy Program visit www.sdwr.org/fallen-officer-puppy-program/.

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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida Chapter Offers Truth About Drugs Seminars to Parents and Kids Alike

Award-winning Truth About Drugs documentary film is shown at FDFW Florida downtown Clearwater headquarters.

It is important that parents get educated and get the facts, so they can talk to their kids about drugs.”

— Julieta Santagostino,President of the FDFW Fl Chapter

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, March 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida chapter offers weekly informational seminars to the public, at no cost. The seminars use the group’s Truth About Drugs education materials, delivering real information about drugs, their short-term and long-term effects, and the dangers of drug abuse. Seminars are held every Wednesday at 7:00PM at the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida’s information center located at 41 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33755.

Each seminar takes up a specific drug: marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, synthetic drugs, opioids and more. Seminar speakers also discuss how to recognize the signs of drug abuse and how to talk to your kids about drugs with attendees.

Per a study done by Colombia University, seven out of ten teenagers have been offered an illegal drug. However, per the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens whose parents talk to them about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs.

“It is important that parents get educated and get the facts, so they can talk to their kids about drugs,” said Julieta Santagostino the President of the FDFW Florida chapter.

The events are always free, and refreshments are served. Youth are encouraged to attend, along with their parents. Contact the FDFW center to RSVP at 727-467-6962 or email info.fl@drugfreeworld.org.

The Truth About Drugs materials are used by parents, teachers, counselors, law enforcement and many others who work with youth, providing true information to counter the lies and myths found in movies, social media, passed on by friends, and stated by drug dealers.

About the Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said, “The single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

Pat Harney
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Physician Heal Yourself By Dr. Shola Ezeokoli To Be Released Worldwide on March 30th

Book Deals With Physician Burnout And Offers Solutions On How To Prevent It

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Balance with Dr. Shola LLC announces that Physician Heal Yourself (ISBN 97815134644028, Balance with Dr. Shola LLC, 2019) by acclaimed medical doctor and life coach, Dr. Shola Ezeokoli will be released worldwide on March 30, 2019. Physician Heal Yourself covers an issue that is increasing in the medical profession – burnout. Drawing on Dr. Ezeokoli’s extensive knowledge, the book provides a self-help plan for doctors who are in danger of burnout or experiencing symptoms of it. Dr. Ezeokoli shares lessons she has learned and tips on how to achieve a balanced life in the challenging, high pressure, high stakes field of medicine. In this book, Dr. Ezeokoli provides concrete steps for doctors to use in their daily lives. These interventions range from the simple to the complex. From brief centering-tasks which may be done in the few-fleeting minutes between pages in a call room to questions of deep reflection which can only be explored alongside confidants and loved ones. In the book, she shows doctors how they can effectively use key moments in their day to ground themselves, and to shift their habits towards a more fulfilling existence. It will retail for $25.00.

“The burnout rate for physicians in the United States is at 50% and climbing, even more alarming is the suicide rate among physicians,” said Dr. Shola Ezeokoli, author of Physician Heal Yourself. “Physician Heal Yourself was written to ‘catch’ doctors before they get to the burnout point so that they might be able to live the healthy, balanced, and fulfilled lives that they help patients achieve.”

“This book is the answer to the problem of physician burnout,” continued Dr. Ezeokoli. “By following the tips and techniques in it, physicians can avoid burnout and those experiencing it can recover from it and be free from it once and for all.”

The issue of doctor burnout is at peak severity for 10 percent of physicians, according to the Medscape National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019. Forbes Magazine rated physician burnout as one of the greatest threats to the healthcare profession. Forbes also reported that 78% of physicians reported having some feeling of burnout. There are numerous reasons for this burnout. It has become increasingly difficult for doctors to focus on what matters most—the patient. Administrative and data-entry tasks have gotten more time-consuming and at times seem all-consuming. Regulatory compliance is unnecessarily laborious. Keeping current with the latest medical research is a constant struggle. Physician Heal Yourself is the first book of its kind that addresses this critical issue and offers a solution for doctors in treating their burnout. In addition to the tips and exercises offered in the book, it also offers a paradigm shift for physicians to live a life of personal wellness in spirit, soul, and body.

Dr. Shola Ezeokoli started her own career as a medical doctor and is licensed to practice in the United States, the Unite Kingdom, and Nigeria. In 2015, she became a certified life coach and helps professionals avoid burnout and live stress free lives by teaching them to create lives of balance and total life harmony

but has now moved on from that and helps professionals avoid burnout and live stress-free lives by teaching them to create lives of balance and total life harmony through her coaching programs. She has a program designed based upon Physician Heal Yourself .

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REEL ABILITIES NEW JERSEY AND KESSLER FOUNDATION TO COSPONOSR MONTCLAIR STATE “BROADWAY’S BEST” BENEFIT FOR AUTISM NJ

Rebecca Luker Will Headline Benefit Concert for Autism NJ

Sierra Boggess

Sierra Boggess will headline the Montclair State PRSSA April 22, 2019 benefit for Autism New Jersey

Heather Botts

Heather Botts will headline the Montclair State PRSSA April 22 benefit for Autism NJ

Rebecca Luker, Sierra Boggess and Heather Botts to Headline Evening of Broadway Entertainment

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ReelAbilities Film Festival New Jersey the Kessler Foundation will be cosponsoring the Broadway’s Best benefit concert for Autism New Jersey on Monday, April 22. The show will be headlined by Broadway stars Rebecca Luker, Sierra Boggess, and Heather Botts. The musical theater department’s Freshmen Revue and the Paper Mill Playhouse Show Choire will also perform. The event will take place in the university’s Memorial Auditorium and begin at 7 pm.

Reel Abilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the United States, promoting awareness and an appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Its programs have been presented across the state for the past six years. The Reel Abilities Film Festival New Jersey has expanded to include film screenings and special events. The autism benefit will now feature a seven minute film by Robert Getz and a piano solo by Jonathan Weiner, both of whom have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Three time Tony nominee Luker's Broadway impressive resume includes leading roles in “Fun Home,” the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella,” “Mary Poppins,” “Nine,” “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Secret Garden, “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Brigadoon.” Her television credits include the CBS Television movie “Cupid and Cate,” "Elementary,""NCIS: New Orleans," “Law and Order-SVU,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “An Evening with the Pops”, “An Oscar Hammerstein Celebration” and “A Tribute to Rodgers and Hart” (PBS), The Kennedy Center Honors honoring Julie Andrews, and a Richard Rodgers celebration with the Boston Pops (PBS).

Boggess is an Olivier nominated actress, perhaps best known for her first Broadway role as Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” receiving Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, as well as the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance. Her additional Broadway credits include “Master Class,” “It Shoulda Been You,” “The Phantom of The Opera,” and “School of Rock.” Boggess’ Off-Broadway credits include “Music in the Air,” alongside Kristin Chenoweth, for New York City Center’s Encores! Series. In the West End, Boggess has appeared as Fantine in “Les Miserables” and originated the role of Christine Daae in “Love Never Dies,” the critically acclaimed sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, receiving an Olivier Award Nomination for her performance.

Botts can currently be seen on Broadway as Laura Benanti’s understudy as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady.” Botts also starred in “Doctor Zhivago,” and she starred in the first national tour of "The King an I."
The event is planned and promoted by the Montclair State University Public Relations Student Society of America, which won the 2006 United States Postal Service Executive Public Relations Challenge competition, performed public relations for 2006 and 2007 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Lorena Ochoa, the fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award in 2010, the Curtain Call Award, and Hackensack University Medical Cancer Center.

The show will run from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadway-stars-for-autism-new-jersey-tickets-57627293787 for $15. Montclair students, both current and alumni, can purchase tickets in advance through the Communication Office in Morehead Hall for $10, or purchase them at the door, with a student ID.

Founded in NY in 2007, ReelAbilities Film Festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Larry Weiner, APR, Fellow PRSA
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Sierra Boggess in her breakout role as Ariel in Broadway’s “Little Mermaid”


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“Negative Effects of Cholesterol and Tips to Control It,” new article by pediatric cardiac surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

In his new article, Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD explains in layman’s terms how cholesterol is bad for your health and how one can lower the cholesterol level.

Dr. Kamal K. Pourmoghadam (N/A:N/A)

Lack of physical activity is a common cause behind high cholesterol which is why it is necessary to engage in exercises on a daily basis.”

— Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cholesterol, a type of waxy substance found in every human body, is a natural byproduct of the liver. This fat can be found in every cell of a human body and helps the skin, brain, and other organs to function properly. Cholesterol can also be artificially consumed from food items such as eggs, butter, cheese, meat, and milk. While the human body does need cholesterol in order to digest fat and produce hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and vitamin D, excessive cholesterol poses severe health risks.

Medical doctor and surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD has published an informational article on this subject. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Pourmoghadam at https://drpourmoghadam.home.blog/ Read this article to infer the harmful effects of high cholesterol and how to lower your cholesterol level.

Effects of Having High Cholesterol Levels

High cholesterol levels in the body develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. These deposits gradually grow which stiffens the blood vessels. As a result, it becomes hard for the blood to flow in your arteries. In some cases, high cholesterol is inherited as someone in your family may also have high cholesterol. However, most of the times, it is a result of an unhealthy lifestyle – poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and obesity. High Cholesterol eventually leads to the following life-threatening results:

1. Chest Pain
High cholesterol causes the accumulation of fat in unacceptable quantities and allows other deposits to build-up on the walls of your arteries. All of this reduces the smooth flow of blood in the body and causes severe chest pain.

2. Heart Attack
A blood clotting occurs when the cholesterol level is high. This, again, blocks your blood to flow and cause your arteries to break. This further prevents the blood flow to reach your heart and may cause a heart attack.

3. Heart Stroke
Heart strokes occur when a blood clot forms near the plaque or rupture. This prevents your blood to flow to your brain, ultimately leading to heart stroke.

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

Unfortunately, high cholesterol has no significant or apparent symptoms. The only way to identify if you have it is through a blood test. It is always smart to ask your doctor whether you should have a cholesterol test or not.

Usually, children and young adults, posing no risks for heart illnesses, are examined between the ages of 9 to 11 and then between the ages of 17 to 19. In case, your blood test results show spikes of high cholesterol level; your doctor will recommend certain medications to reduce your high cholesterol and some lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol intensity.

1. Consume Foods Packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids, typically found in fish and flaxseed, is incredibly important to your body and have plenty of health benefits. However, the most significant benefit is that it improves heart health and thus reduces blood pressure. Eat food items rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as herring, salmon, fish, walnuts, flaxseeds, and mackerel.

2. Eliminate Saturated Fat from Your Diet
Saturated fat is primarily found in red meat and whole-fat dairy products. The regular or frequent consumption of saturated fats can increase your cholesterol level. Hence, it becomes crucial to lowering the intake of saturated fats. This positive change in your diet will help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which is notorious for being the “bad” cholesterol.

3. Regular Exercise
Lack of physical activity is a common cause behind high cholesterol which is why it is necessary to engage in exercises on a daily basis. Doing simple forms of exercises like walking, jogging, running, or cycling regularly can help make your heart stronger and keep heart diseases at bay. If possible, you can engage in aerobic exercises as they are terrific at lowering high cholesterol levels. Furthermore, exercising daily is a powerful mean to boosts your HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Make sure that you exercise 30 minutes or more every day in the morning or evening.

4. Avoid Eating Trans Fats
Trans fats are often listed down as “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” on food items like margarine, cakes, cookies, chips, and biscuits. According to the Food and Drug Administration, trans fats increase the risk of cholesterol level which is why you should avoid eating foods that contain trans fats.

Incorporate these healthy measures into your daily life if you have high cholesterol and you will definitely experience positive effects in no time.

About Dr. Kamal K. Pourmoghadam

Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD, is a pediatric cardiac surgeon at The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is board certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr. Pourmoghadam earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He trained for adult cardiac surgery at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, and for congenital cardiac surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle.

Dr. Pourmoghadam is a professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, practicing congenital cardiac surgery for over twenty years and has been active in clinical research. He has extensive experience in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and has special interest in the repair of single ventricle physiology patients and research in univentricular hearts.

References:

Website: https://kamalpourmoghadam.com
Blog: https://drpourmoghadam.home.blog/
Blog: http://drpourmoghadamhome.wordpress.com
News: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam
News: https://medicogazette.com/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam#425f92ce-0ccc-4fe2-8c31-56cf497704f4
News: https://hype.news/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam/
News report about Dr. Pourmoghadam: http://www.tiogapublishing.com/features/the_marketplace/covington-tot-returns-home-to-pennsylvania-after-lengthy-oklahoma-hospital/article_04865c00-0ae5-11e1-aec8-001cc4c002e0.html
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CBS News: Are eggs bad for your heart? Latest guidance on eggs, cholesterol and health


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Intermountain Healthcare Employees Donate More Than 6,000 Pounds of Food to Help Hungry Children in Davis County

Nutrition is an integral part of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

— Joy Musselman, Intermountain’s director of clinical nutrition

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Caregivers from Intermountain Healthcare have donated more than 6,000 pounds of food this month to support children who experience chronic hunger in Utah's Davis County.

The donations were made to the Bountiful Food Pantry’s Pantry Pack program, which helps feed at-risk students in Davis School District. The project supports Intermountain’s work to improve the social determinants of health, which are non-medical factors that affect health and well-being.

Pantry Packs — which include two breakfasts, two lunches, and several snacks — are provided each Friday to students to give them enough to eat on the weekends. Intermountain’s donation equals nearly 5,000 Pantry Packs, or more than 8,000 meals. About 24 percent of students in the district receive subsidized meals during the week, but face an increased risk of hunger over the weekend, according to the pantry.

“Nutrition is an integral part of helping people live the healthiest lives possible,” said Joy Musselman, Intermountain’s director of clinical nutrition. “We can’t be as healthy as we possibly can if we’re not putting nutritious foods into our bodies.”

Chronic hunger impacts more than 40,000 Davis County residents, including nearly 18,000 children. It’s linked to health issues and chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Chronic hunger doesn’t happen all the time; it may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as utility or medical bills and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.

“Intermountain is an organization of caregivers. We care for people,” Musselman said. “And food is one of the ways we show we care. The food packs we’ve provided help children in our communities feel cared for, even by getting something as simple as granola bars, applesauce cups, and instant oatmeal.”

Nearly all of the 60,000 Pantry Packs the Bountiful Food Pantry distributes are assembled by volunteers. The pantry employs only two staff members, which creates a significant need for volunteer groups. Individuals, families, civic and church groups, and others are invited to visit the Pantry’s volunteer website to sign up to assist in their work.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with some 2,300 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through evidence-based best practices, high quality, and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit intermountainhealthcare.org.

Daron Cowley
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Jeffrey Cogan ESQ guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD $8 million.

Jeffery Cogan Esq.

Guilty of malicious prosecution and abuse of process

Corruption

Tenacity of fraudulent filings

courts

Legal system needs a tune up

Jeffrey Cogan ESQ found guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Mojave County, Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD largest award in AZ history.

The lawyers’ truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.”

— Henry David Thoreau

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Superior Court jury in Kingman, AZ on 7/26/2018 awarded $6,232,000 in compensatory damages and $1,768,000 in punitive damages to the plaintiff, Dr. Arnaldo Trabucco according to court records. NO. CV-2014-04030

Arnaldo Trabucco,MD sued Jeffrey A. Cogan ESQ, his law firm and the family of the patient who passed away of natural causes, unrelated to the surgery, Gerald Scharf for filing fraudulent repetitive law suits alleging the equivalent of murder of the patient.

Jeffrey Cogan was relentless in his fraudulent filings. The first filing was in Nevada federal court, dismissed. The 2nd in AZ state court (both dismissed with no evidence with prejudice against Cogan) and finally in AZ Federal Court that went to a jury with a unanimous verdict (8-0) in favor of Trabucco, with no evidence and finding that Trabucco did anything wrong, Cogan had absolutely no evidence to support his fraudulent allegations of malpractice (10/2017). Cogan witnesses, Dr. Mellman's who indicated there was no deviation of the standard of care and his other witness Dr. Danoff's testimony stated the operation went well without any issues.

Dr. Danoff retorted to sell his book “Penis Power” to the jury and informing them that they can buy it online. “Really it’s called Penis Power you can buy it on Amazon.com”. The performance presented in court was comical and pathetic to say the least. Trabucco’s Malpractice lawyer was represented by Scott Holden Esq.

Dr. Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs.

Despite Trabucco reporting Cogan to the Nevada Bar Association, they have adamantly refused to do anything to Cogan despite the severe and multiple egregious malicious untrue allegations and filings since 2013. Cogan has blatantly violated trial rule 11 which basically indicates that when a lawyer files a lawsuit he must have done unequivocally due diligence to obtain factual evidence of the charges that he is filing for, which he had absolutely no evidence to substantiate his allegations. These allegations were fabricated by this bankruptcy attorney for malicious intent. This was substantiated by Scott Holden ESQ during his testimony.

Cogan is also in violation the code of ethics rule 121 section A and B, which relates to confidentiality of the American Bar Association when a formal complaint has been filed. Again the Nevada Bar Association has done nothing.

The Mohave county jury unanimously voted in favor of Dr. Trabucco and (7/26/2018) assessed the damages against Cogan and his law firm.

Phoenix law firm Wilenchik et. al., which represented Trabucco, said it searched records and couldn’t find a higher verdict in Mohave County, or in the state of AZ. The next highest award found was for $1.25 million in a 2010 medical malpractice case. This displays how vehemently malicious Cogan’s allegations and lawsuits were fraudulently filed with no evidence.
Cogan solicited this case with the aid of a Dr. and his wife from Arizona who was apparently acting as a fictitious pseudo-paralegal to assume this case which was going to be dismissed by the previous attorney because there was no case. So that attorney sat on the case so long until the attorney died. His partner was going to drop the case because there was no case.

Cogan, who is based in Las Vegas, (a bankruptcy attorney, hired by his ex-wife, and not a malpractice attorney) had previously sued Dr. Trabucco for the same fraudulent malpractice case causing Scharf’s death, 3 times for the same case. Cogan fraudulently stated that Trabucco murdered his own patient. With the help of forensic pathology a federal jury found that Scharf died of natural causes unrelated to the surgery, and there was, no evidence supporting malpractice by Trabucco’s lawyer Scott Holden said. Holden had warned Cogan about the filing of his false claims on numerous occasions; however Cogan persisted three times and stated to Holden that “he wanted his cake and eat it at the same time” and that he wasn’t worried. Holden as a lawyer has never seen a more corrupt case like this in his entire career. The malpractice case was finally concluded in Trabucco's favor on October 2017 in Arizona federal court.

Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs. Trabucco will also be seeking criminal charges against Cogan and his co-conspirators for using the federal court system with malicious intent for personal gains.

Dr. Trabucco the board-certified urologist had never had a malpractice judgment or settlement against the in over his 31-year career. They said even Scharf’s wife, who had hired Cogan, didn’t think the doctor was responsible, and relied on Cogan to provide the evidence which there was none.

Jeffrey Cogan admitted in Arizona Superior Court that he was hired by Rebecca Eimerman and Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife Pamela Trabucco. Cogan also conspired with another doctor and wife who were also in contact with Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife and Rebecca Eimerman as well as his father, mother, sister, daughter who was underage at the time. This exemplifies the Machiavellian approach and the seriousness of the issues at hand as a conspiracy with multiple individuals involved. Dr. Trabucco is now filing suit against his ex-wife Pamela Trabucco, Rebecca Eimerman and other individuals and periodicals relating to this matter as well as other matters that are propagated fraudulently on the Internet.

Cogan a bankruptcy lawyer is now declining to pay and has filed for appeal, but the evidence is overwhelming against him. Please note that Mr. Cogan has recently committed dishonest actions with a “fraudulent transfer” where he took out the property of his corporation and then put it in a corporation in his own name in exchange for nothing to the corporation with the obvious purpose of keeping it away from collections “by claiming it is exempt under personal endeavors exemptions”. This exemplifies the immoral nature of Cogan and thinking that he is above the law.

ARNALDO TRABUCCO
Arnaldo Trabucco, MD
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Source: EIN Presswire

Old Slings New Injuries/New Slings New Injuries

Dr. Greg Vigna

Despite being banned in several countries, the TVM devices used for SUI continue to be implanted in the USA and are known to cause catastrophic pain syndromes.

The second round of litigation has begun now that the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is closed to ‘new cases’ caused by old and newly implanted devices.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plastic polypropylene transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices used for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women are of two different designs – the transobturator sling (TOT or TVT-O) and the retropubic sling (TVT). The transobturator sling passes through the obturator space into the thigh, while the retropubic sling hammocks the urethra and exits up and out behind the pubic bone.

Despite being banned in several countries, the TVM devices used for SUI continue to be implanted in the United States. These devices are known to cause disability, sexual dysfunction, and catastrophic pain syndromes. Not only do these devices provided no added increased efficacy compared to non-mesh surgical procedures for SUI, there is little research evidence to support that these devices are safe long-term as they degrade and shrink up to 30% of original size after implantation.

Transobturator slings cause pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 2. Retropubic slings cause injury to the pudendal nerve branch to the clitoris and cause Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1. These diagnoses are known for their disabling vaginal pain what makes sexual intercourse impossible, pelvic pain that reduces mobility to a sedentary level, and bowel and bladder dysfunction that may include an inability to evacuate the bowels and bladder associated with severe anorectal pain.

New injuries are being diagnosed every day caused from newly implanted slings and new injuries are being caused by devices implanted over a decade ago as they shrink and degrade resulting in traction on muscles and nerves. Other injuries include pelvic pain, groin pain, painful bladder filling, vulvar allodynia making it impossible to wear tight pants, and erosions.

Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, damages expert, and national pharmaceutical injury attorney states, “The second round of litigation has begun now that the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is closed to ‘new cases’ caused by old and newly implanted devices." These ‘new cases’ are being filed in state courts by attorneys he works with across the country and there will be no mass settlements at the expense of the most injured. Dr. Vigna adds, “These cases will be going on for the next twenty years, well after TVM slings are removed from the market.”

Dr. Vigna, with his coalition of leading pharmaceutical injury attorneys, represents women with neurological complications caused by TVM devices used for pelvic organ prolapse and SUI that are in the Wave proceedings in the MDL against Boston Scientific Corporation and Ethicon, Inc. and newly filed cases in State Courts.

For more information, visit https://tvm.lifecare123.com/ and for video resources visit https://tvm.lifecare123.com/page/videos.html. To leann more about the pain related to Pudenal Neuralgia, visit https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/.

Greg Vigna
Greg Vigna, M.D., J.D.
+1 805-617-0447
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Source: EIN Presswire

Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey Wins Quest For Excellence Award

I am so excited to share this award with my team members because I wouldn’t be here without all of their help and hard work!”

— Stephanie Howe, Owner

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ++

Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey’s owner, Stephanie Howe, was recently recognized and awarded the Quest For Excellence Award by Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc. This honorary recognition also included a trip to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

The Quest For Excellence Award acknowledges franchises that are top sales performers with revenue growth or those who deliver the greatest year after year revenue growth in a specific category. Howe stood amongst the top contenders receiving this incredible honor.

“It is such an honor to receive this recognition,” Howe said. “I am so excited to share this award with my team members because I wouldn’t be here without all of their help and hard work!”

Howe will be celebrating her 14 year anniversary owning several Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey locations including Toms River, Warren, Monroe, and Robbinsville. It is clear those 14 years have reigned successfully after delivering such incredible business in 2018 for which the award has been received.

Howe got into the business after a parent suffering from Multiple Sclerosis was admitted to a nursing home at the young age of 44 because of the lack of in-home care services at the time. After personally being diagnosed with the same disease at 26, it became her mission to find a way to deliver in-home care services that many families like her own needed.

Clearly, her passion led her down a successful path not only on the business side of things but also by helping so many families in need. Howe is an inspiration to so many women who aim to live successful but meaningful lives.

As part of Women’s History Month, it couldn’t be a more fitting time for Howe to receive the Quest For Excellence Award. She is making some major history of her own by leading the pack of Comfort Keepers franchises down a successful path.

“I take such pride in the services I provide for my clients,” Howe said. “And to be recognized for doing such work that fulfills me is an indescribable feeling!”

About Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey:

Comfort Keepers of Central NJ is a leading provider of in-home care and at home senior care services. Our expert caregivers provide customized care plans crafted to the individual recovery needs and daily living requirements for clients throughout Central New Jersey. These services focus on elevating the human spirit with meaningful companion care that accentuates independent living. The primary care services that our experienced caregivers – called Comfort Keepers – provide may include personal care, long term care, 24/7 around-the-clock care, and companionship care. We help older adults of retirement age and beyond, as well as other adults, live an independent, quality life in the safety and comfort of their home. Family members don't need to consider assisted living facilities, independent living communities or nursing homes, as their senior loved one can receive the personal care at home.

Stephanie Howe
Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey
+1 (609) 438-7859
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Source: EIN Presswire