NEXUS BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDS BEST TO IMPROVE HUMAN CONNECTIONS

The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) conference will be held in Melbourne Australia from 18-21 July for the first time ever.

MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the first time ever, the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) conference will be held in Melbourne Australia from 18-21 July. This sixth congress will see over 1,500 delegates from 50 countries will come together to will build connections, collaborations and pathways that can help communities work together to enhance people’s lives.

The theme of this year’s conference is Nexus- meaning connection. Global experts and delegates will experience the latest research participate collaboratively with positive psychology scholars, practitioners and students from around the globe. Delegates will look at the role of technology, sport and how to apply positive psychology to create happy families.

Professor Lea Waters, Congress Chair and the Founding Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne said the conference would themes such as why genetic, hormonal differences, as well as why we all experience individual happiness differently.

“We are bringing together the state-of-art research on well-being together with positive psychology to apply in clinical settings to boost mental health outcomes,” Professor Waters said.

Professor Waters said the conference would highlight the work world leading experts such as;
• Barbara Fredrickson, USA – Love is a Many-Splendored Thing: Evidence positivity matters in long-term marriages;
• Sonja Lyubomirsky, USA – Revisiting the happiness pie chart: Interventions aimed at increasing well-being;
• Incheol Choi, Korea – Benefits of seeking pleasure vs. meaning: and
• Meike Bartels, Netherlands – Well-being, loneliness, and self-rated health; What’s the Chicken and what’s the Egg?

“Positive psychology focuses on building up what is ‘right’ with that person, grow their skills, strengths and positive qualities and focuses on the promotion of well-being.

“The development and deeper understanding of positive psychology in the community, workplaces and families is important because it builds resilience and empowers people to help themselves when difficult situations arise,” Professor Waters said.

In a world that is constantly demanding more from us as people every hour of every day, the conference will highlight why we shouldn’t make such an effort to be happy and how to find more meaning in our lives.

Professor Waters said children were being exposed to information and experiences that previous generations never had to cope with. As part of the conference, experts will visit schools with positive education program.

“The conference will also hear about the UPRIGHT program. A resilience-based school program run in five EU countries promoting mental well-being and preventing mental disorders by putting into practice learned skills such as mindfulness.

The four days will of learning and exchanging of ideas will allow psychologists to better help the communities they work in and to share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible international audience.

The full program is available here: http://wcpp-2019.p.asnevents.com.au/days/2019-07-18

For further information or to arrange an interview with one of the speakers please contact
Sofia Dedes: +61400 512 618 or email sofia@willword.com.au

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Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Urges A Massachusetts Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma To Call Them for Direct Access To Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get The Top Compensation Settlement

"Knowing when, where, and the specifics about your asbestos exposure is the foundation for your mesothelioma compensation claim-and this information is vital as we would like to discuss anytime.”

— Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS , USA, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is now urging a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Massachusetts or their family members to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 to discuss mesothelioma compensation and to get a clear picture of which Internet law firms to steer clear of. There are some mesothelioma marketing law firms on the Internet that essentially are brokers-they sign people with mesothelioma up for a portion of the legal fees-they typically do not do the cases work. http://Massachusetts.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "Navy Veterans with mesothelioma are not a commodity as we would like to explain at 800-714-0303. We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste because these remarkable lawyers do the work involved in a Navy Veteran's mesothelioma compensation claim in house. Erik Karst and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste are Journeymen level mesothelioma attorneys and they share our passion about making certain a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma receive the best possible financial compensation settlement results.

"Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Massachusetts retains the services of a law firm to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim we are urging them to call us at 800-714-0303 so we can personally introduce you to attorney Erik Karst at the law firm of Karst von Oiste." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is also offering to prep a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Massachusetts or nationwide with the questions the lawyers at Karst von Oiste will ask—-so the Veteran has the answers. "Knowing when, where, and the specifics about your asbestos exposure is the foundation for your mesothelioma compensation claim-and this information is vital as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." https://Massachusetts.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Cambridge. New Bedford or anywhere in Massachusetts.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Massachusetts the Massachusetts US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston for their cutting edge mesothelioma treatment options. https://www.brighamandwomens.org/

* Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
https://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/

* The VA-For a state by state listing of VA Medical Centers nation wide please visit their website: https://www.va.gov/ directory/guide/FindLocations. cfm.

Every US Navy ship vessel built up to 1980 contained asbestos. Extreme exposure to asbestos may have occurred to US Navy Veterans if they were assigned to a navy ship’s engine room, as a machinists mate, electrician, plumber/pipefitter, mechanic, in engineering, as a repair crew member, as a crew member on a nuclear submarine or as a member of the Navy Seabees. Additionally, a US Navy Veteran could have received extreme exposure to asbestos if they were required to stay on their ship or submarine for a major repair, overhaul or retrofit at a shipyard. Asbestos exposure was so extreme on US Navy ships and submarines, about one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. https:// USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: https://www.navy.mil/ navydata/our_ships.asp.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

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Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Massachusetts to Call Them For Direct Access To Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get The Compensation Process Explained

Please call us at 800-714-0303, and we mean anytime including-weekends and we will do everything possible to help you create a list of how you were exposed to asbestos. This is important.”

— Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center, "We do not want one Navy Veteran or person in Massachusetts with mesothelioma to have endure a lawyer feeding frenzy with lawyers doing everything possible to sign you up with their law firm. We are appealing to a person or Veteran in Massachusetts or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so that we can put them in direct contact with attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Karst von Oiste is one of the leading mesothelioma law firms in the nation and they consistently get the best compensation results for their clients in Massachusetts."https://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The reason the group has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste is because these lawyers make house calls. In other words, they come to home of the person with mesothelioma to make certain they understand exactly where and how the person with this rare cancer was exposed to asbestos. As they would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 this is a very big deal because understand the specifics of where and or how a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos is the foundation for a mesothelioma compensation claim. www.karstvonoiste.com/

Vital Compensation Tip from the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center: “As we mentioned how or where a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos is incredibly important. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or this is your family and you are in anywhere in Massachusetts please call us at 800-714-0303, and we mean anytime including evenings and weekends and we will do everything possible to help you create a list of how you were exposed to asbestos. We want you to receive the best possible financial compensation.”https://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Types of people with mesothelioma in Massachusetts who could get the best possible compensation from the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center:
* US Navy Veterans who was exposed to asbestos on a navy ship or submarine
* Power Plant Worker
* Shipyard Worker
* Manufacturing Worker
* Plumber
* Welder
* Pipefitter
* Construction Worker
* Electrician
* Public Utility Worker

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Massachusetts the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at these hospitals.

* The Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston for their cutting-edge mesothelioma treatment options. https://www.brighamandwomens.org

* Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: https://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/

The Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their unsurpassed free services are available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma statewide including Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, or Cambridge. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their unsurpassed free services are available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma statewide including Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, or Cambridge. For additional information a diagnosed victim or their family members are urged to call the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Massachusetts include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, maritime workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

For more information about asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma please visit the CDC's website on these topics: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/health_effects_asbestos.html.

Michael Thomas
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Got the Silver … Going for Gold

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I-PAS™ (I-Portal® Portable Assessment System) for Neuro-Functional Assessments by Neuro Kinetics, Inc.

NEURO KINETICS, INC. AWARDED 25TH PATENT

The technology protected by this patent provides precise information for clinicians to help them quantify a patient's deficits and monitor recovery. It is particularly helpful for concussion patients.”

— Dr. Alex Kiderman, Chief Technology Officer, Neuro Kinetics, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI), the global leader in clinical eye tracking and neural functional assessment, today announces the award of another new patent. This one protects pupillometry, stimulus synchronization, and specific, discrete measurements related to detecting neuro-functional deficits — including concussion (mTBI) — when using NKI’s I-PAS™ (I-Portal® Portable Assessment System). The patent is number 10,314,485 and was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

NKI’s FDA-cleared I-PAS™ is a compact, lightweight, head-mounted test system that measures neuro-functional performance with exceptional sensitivity. It can be used in almost any environment; is non-invasive; uses 4-D eye-tracking technology; measures binocular eye data in real-time; and provides stimulus feedback to run an extensive set of oculomotor, vestibular and reaction time (OVRT) tests, the majority of which are FDA-cleared for use by healthcare professionals responsible for measuring neuro-functional deficits.

This new patent, titled “Portable Goggle-based VOG System with Comparative Left- And Right-Eye Ocular Response Analysis With mTBI Analysis Using Percent of Saccade Function of Smooth Pursuit Test,” ups NKI’s U.S. patent portfolio to an impressive 25. The patent covers both hardware and software aspects of NKI’s state-of-the-art eye-tracking systems necessary to execute the associated tests. No other device manufacturer has NKI’s extensive battery of OVRT tests to comprehensively evaluate one’s neuro-functional performance.

NKI began marketing its head-mounted I-PAS™ System after receiving FDA clearance as a Class II medical device in November 2018. I-PAS™ is portable, does not require a dark room, provides high-resolution clinical data, and is easy to use.

“The technology protected by this new patent provides more precise information for clinicians, helping them identify and quantify their patients’ deficits and monitor their recovery progress. This technology is particularly helpful for concussion patients,” explained Dr. Alex Kiderman, Chief Technology Officer for NKI. "This patent covers the ability to map pupil response details for each eye separately,” he continued, “including amplitude, constriction velocity, constriction and dilation acceleration, and maximum pupil dilation. It gives the clinician a uniquely informative set of ophthalmic and neuro-functional information."

This patent also lists techniques for identifying and measuring: the saccadic(1) (jumpy) movements of one’s eye(s) in a smooth pursuit test, as well as micro-saccades; corrective or secondary saccades; and reaction times. NKI’s extensive data set enables clinicians to precisely measure neuro-functional performance. The metrics can be used not only to help identify concussion patients, but also to profile and quantify the abilities of superior athletes, monitor neuro-functional improvements or changes, or to help rehabilitate and train subjects or patients.

NKI’s I-Portal® technology captures each pupil movement separately at a rate of 100+ frames per second with a position sensitivity of .01 degrees. This level of resolution begins to match the signal processing of the brain and exceeds the ability of the naked eye to observe, or what NKI refers to as ‘The Science to See™.’ A clinician can now objectively measure and observe the subtle differences between controls and patient. Further, many studies have mapped the pathways/sections of the brain engaged in the execution of these tests. A physician may now better detect the specific areas of the brain affected by mTBI, ultimately helping therapists and other health care providers design and implement more effective rehabilitation protocols.

A wide range of medical professionals — including neurotologists, audiologists, chiropractic neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, physical therapists, and sports medicine specialists — are currently using NKI’s I-PAS™. Important professional sports users such as INDYCAR have integrated I-PAS™ into their concussion evaluation protocols. Healthcare professionals rely on I-PAS™ to monitor neurologic functions by measuring eye position, pupil response, conjugate reflexes, and reaction time, and use these measurements to provide a detailed window into the performance of the brain, and ultimately, their patients’ health.

ABOUT NKI
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) is the leader in clinical eye tracking and non-invasive neuro-functional diagnostics and monitoring, offering technology that identifies abnormal eye responses connected to more than 200 diseases and medical conditions. With more than 150 installations, NKI’s FDA-cleared I-Portal® devices are sold to physical therapists, audiologists, ENTs, neurotologists, neuro-chiropractors, neuro-ophthalmologists, and neurologists around the globe. The company's FDA-cleared diagnostic platforms include the I-PAS™ (I-Portal® Portable Assessment System), I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG, (Video Nystagmography) and I-Portal® VOG (Video Oculography), along with related accessories, software, training, and support services. To learn more, please refer to the RESOURCES page on NKI’s website (www.neuro-kinetics.com) for research on the role of I-Portal® in various concussion, vestibular, and other studies.
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(1) Saccades are rapid movements of the eyes when an eye abruptly changes its point of fixation. They range from micro movements made while reading, to much larger movements, such as when a person jumps their focus from one object to another around a room. Saccades can be elicited voluntarily, but occur reflexively. Eye movement to a target takes about 200 milliseconds to initiate. During this delay, the position of the target (with respect to the distance the eye must move between the start position and new position[s]) is measured. (Neuroscience. 2nd edition. Purves D, Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, et al., 2001).

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Vaffle APP Releases News that Half of California Tobacco and Vape Shops Fail to ID Teens

Vaffle APP Releases News that Half of California Tobacco and Vape Shops Fail to ID Teens

In California, half of tobacco and vape shops fail to ID teens.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to a research published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatics, almost half of tobacco and vape shops illegally sold nicotine-containing products to teenagers. While the legal age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and e-liquid containing nicotine is 21 in California, it appeared that during an undercover operation 18 and 19-years old teens were not asked to show their ID.

This published research letter claims that 49.8% of tobacco and vape shops failed to check ID for their under aged decoys and that 44.7% of tobacco and vape shops sold vapor products to them, which is higher than other tobacco retailers.

The research also showed that shops were more likely to sell vape products over traditional cigarettes, which could be caused by the fact that vape products cost more and they might have a higher profit margin for retailers, so the temptation is greater to sell.

The increase of vape products amongst teens have raised significantly, with over 40% of 12 graders saying they now own a device, according to a report released last year. Apparently, raising the age to 21 isn’t working enough if vape and tobacco shops don’t check for ID’s. 

98% of the vape shops were aware of this new legal age law, which was introduced in 2016 in California. The country's leading vape manufacturer, Juul Labs, has considered opening private retail stores that would check customers' IDs at the door. The move came amid heightened scrutiny of the company, including a lawsuit from North Carolina's attorney general accusing the manufacturer of marketing products to children.

This “epidemic” raise of vaping teens may result into more restrictions on the retailers of nicotine containing products. Actually, San Francisco has already banned vaping products. However, cigarettes are still sold with no more restrictions. 

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Neurological Symptoms of Vaginal Mesh Injuries Ignored as AUGS Does Nothing

TVM devices have caused 1000s of women neurological injuries including ilioinguinal, pudendal, & obturator neuralgia, as well as complex regional pain syndrome.

Without AUGS requiring mandatory CME women are left to the internet to figure out their diagnosis.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Polypropylene transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices have been in the US market for over two decades causing neurological injuries to thousands of women. Unfortunately, the symptoms of the neurological injuries that include ilioinguinal neuralgia, pudendal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, and obturator neuralgia remain ignored and poorly understood by urologists, gynecologists, and urogynecologists because of a lack of warning by the manufacturers of the specific nerves the devices injure, the magnitude of harm, and frequency of injuries, along with the embarrassing lack of affirmative action by American Urogynecological Society (AUGS) to ensure the safety of women they are entrusted to protect.

The focus of Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff, President of AUGS, is misguided to the detriment of women as evidenced by ‘President’s Perspective’ on the front page of AUGS’ website as it focuses on the ethics of Expert Witnesses who offer testimony based on their individual skill, knowledge, experience, and training. AUGS is attempting to limit the testimony of the growing ‘substantial minority’ of its members that have concluded that certain devices are unreasonably dangerous by making Plaintiff Experts subject to disciplinary action by AUGS that it views as ‘deliberately erroneous, deceptive, misleading or without scientific basis.'

AUGS is entrusted to protect women and to date has not required its members to perform mandatory Continued Medical Education (CME) on the symptoms of neurological injuries associated with the devices and the treatment options available understanding that timely diagnosis and treatment of neurological injury can limit the harm caused by these devices.

Dr. Greg Vigna, a practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Without AUGS requiring mandatory CME women are left to the internet to figure out their diagnosis. The symptoms of neurological injuries include burning, shooting, numbness, and stabbing pain. Women can’t wear tight pants because of allodynia and have vivid description of feeling a foreign body such as a golf ball in their anus or vagina. Pain may be referred to the medial aspect of the thigh, painful bladder filling, numbness of the clitoris or hyperarousal, and tail bone pain.”

The FDA has acted to remove the Boston Scientific Uphold device and the Coloplast DirectFix Anterior device used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse on April 16, 2019.

Dr. Vigna adds, “Dr. Cundiff and Board Members of the AUGS need to take a hard look at its past failures instead of focusing on activities of testifying experts because the transobturator slings are marching down the same path that led to the FDA banning the transvaginal mesh devices used for pelvic organ prolapse as AUGS did nothing to protect women from unreasonably dangerous devices. Clearly, the FDA will soon determine that the transobturator and minislings on the market are Class III devices (higher-risk) that will lead to the removal of the Boston Scientific Obtryx and Solyx slings, Ethicon TVT-O sling, and the Coloplast Altis and Aris slings to extinction as they offer no benefit when compared to the retropubic sling with severe risk of permanent neurological injury.”

For articles, video resources, and information on the neurological complications of TVM visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal or https://tvm.lifecare123.com/. We also have a new eBook discussing the consequences of sling implantation.

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Stonehill CEO Elected Vice Chairman of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research

Stonehill announced today that its CEO, Doug Pace, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.

The organization is extremely innovative and positioned to do meaningful work”

— Doug Pace, CEO of Stonehill

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stonehill announced today that its CEO, Doug Pace, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc., (LEITR) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the recovery, evaluation and distribution of eye tissue for transplantation, research and education. LEITR’s Eye Bank, located in Tampa, Fla., is one of the largest combined eye bank and ocular research centers in the world. Since its inception, it has brought the “Gift of Sight” to more than 130,000 men, women and children worldwide.

Prior to Mr. Pace’s election as Vice Chairman of Institute, he was Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation.

Mr. Pace has held several leadership and board positions with organizations across Tampa Bay. He is currently Chairman of the Town of Belleair Infrastructure Committee and serves on the boards of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. His past affiliations include the University of Florida’s College of Engineering, the Hillsborough County Film Commission, Tampa Bay Partnership, St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Pinellas County MPO, and Leadership Tampa Bay.

In addition to his community endeavors, Mr. Pace is actively involved in driving the growth of Stonehill as CEO of the company. During his tenure as CEO of Stonehill, the organization has been recognized as United States Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year Finalist, Greater Tampa Chamber Startup of the Year Finalist, a Great Agencies Top Analytics & Business Intelligence Agency, and CIO Review Magazine 20 Most Promising Performance Management Providers. Mr. Pace was recently recognized as the 2019 American Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year.

“I am very excited to extend my commitment with the Lions Eye Institute” said Doug Pace, CEO of Stonehill. “The organization is extremely innovative and positioned to do meaningful work.”

About Stonehill
Stonehill is a strategy and innovation consultancy. They help companies to identify opportunities, create change, and accelerate growth. Our teams consist of an innovative blend of experts in design thinking, customer experience, business intelligence, and change management – providing the ability to unite the functional silos of business in the common objective of creating differentiated models and experiences. Stonehill has been recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce as a Finalist as Emerging Business of the Year, Great Agencies as one of the Top Business Intelligence Consultants in the United States, and CIO Review Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising Performance Management Providers.

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American Association of Suicidology Applauds Netflix & 13 Reasons Why Creators for Removing Graphic Suicide Scene

There is more work to be done throughout the entertainment industry, but it is an encouraging step to see a high profile show making changes for the safety of viewers. ”

— John Ackerman, PhD

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, July 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) applauds both Netflix and the creators of the popular series 13 Reasons Why in their decision to remove a graphic suicide depiction from the first season. This is an example of a major player in the entertainment industry responding to research and expert consultation and attempting to mitigate further negative effects. Suicide remains the second leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24, the target demographic for this television series. For those experiencing thoughts of suicide, especially in this age range and those who are already vulnerable, graphic depictions of suicide can significantly increase risk of an attempt.

“Our ongoing conversations with Netflix suggest that they are listening to feedback from the suicide prevention community about what works and doesn’t work in their programming,” says Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW, AAS President and Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Loyla University Chicago. “Some will say that Netflix’s actions are too little too late. I believe that it is never too late to do the right thing in suicide prevention. There are thousands of suicide prevention expert members of AAS who are willing and able to provide consultation to Netflix and other media companies around issues of suicide. We look forward to continuing to work with them, with individual creators, and the entertainment industry to help solidify and strengthen the standards of depicting suicide and related risks in popular content.”

Recent research has shown increases in both suicide attempts in adolescents as well as an increase in emergency department visits of youth in the US following the release of 13 Reasons Why in 2017. While these associations don’t necessarily imply direct causation, the phenomena was concerning to many suicidologists, researchers, and parents across the country. While this decision on the part of Netflix is very welcome, these conversations regarding mental health and suicide messaging certainly need to be prioritized in the creation of future content.

“Partnering with the media to help them portray suicide accurately and in a way that provides hope and resources for those impacted by experiences related to suicide can make a positive difference,” says John Ackerman, PhD, member of AAS’s Communications Committee and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “There is more work to be done throughout the entertainment industry, but it is an encouraging step to see a high profile show making changes for the safety of viewers. We hope even more research and more media collaboration results from this decision.”

For the Media: Responsible reporting on suicide, including stories of hope and resilience, can prevent more suicides. Please visit the Suicide Reporting Recommendations for more information.

About AAS: Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.

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10th annual NY #LymphWalk to be held in Riverside Park, NYC, 10/19/19

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Join LE&RN for this 10th anniversary Fun Run in NYC, 10/19/19

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LymphWalk participants in California, 6/19

LymphWalk participants in Colorado 2019

LymphWalk participants in Colorado, 6/19

Participants will come together in recognition of 10 years of walking to fight lymphedema and lymphatic diseases.

This year’s Walk in New York is a milestone. We not only mark 10 years of walking for a cure, but we also look back with pride on how far we have come.”

— William Repicci, LE&RN President & CEO

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The very first Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases was held in 2010 on Long Island. It was attended by a small but fiercely committed group of activists, led by LE&RN (then the Lymphatic Research Foundation). Since then, the New York #LymphWalk has been held in New York City, this year in Riverside Park, Manhattan. The event has spread to cities around the country, with dozens of Run/Walks being held over the past decade, drawing thousands of participants and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for education, research, and advocacy.

“This year’s event will be a 5K Fun Run,” said LE&RN Outreach Director Colleen McGuire. “At the June California LymphWalk, chapter members and attendees sported unique teal clothing and accessories to celebrate our years of accomplishments, and we are looking forward to that spirit infusing this 10th anniversary New York LymphWalk as well.”

LE&RN's Walks provide crucial funding for our programs and research. Just as importantly, they provide an opportunity for our community to come together in support of one another and our common cause. It is also a way to educate the public about LE and LD.” said LE&RN President and CEO William Repicci. “This year’s Walk in New York is a milestone. We not only mark 10 years of walking for a cure, but we also look back with pride on how far we have come. This year, we are thrilled that Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, one of the nation’s leaders in conducting cutting edge research and delivering outstanding clinical care, has joined us as a Co-Presenting Sponsor.”

To sign up, join a team, form a team, or support a team, just visit www.LymphWalk.org and click on the New York Run/Walk.

LE&RN thanks National LymphWalk Series Sponsors: Jobst and Tactile Medical (Premier Presenting Sponsors), ImpediMed/L-Dex, medi USA, Bio Compression Systems, Herantis Pharma, Juzo, Lympha Press, Sigvaris Group (Platinum Sponsors), AIROS Medical, L&R USA, LympheDIVAs, and Wear Ease (Emerald Sponsors). LE&RN also thanks Local Sponsors: Mount Sinai, Shecter Care, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, and BioSupport MD. Opportunities for local businesses and corporate sponsorships are available.

About LE&RN
Founded in 1998, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (formerly LRF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. LE&RN provides valuable educational resources for the millions of people who suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic disease. LE&RN fosters and supports research that can deepen the medical community's understanding of the lymphatic system. For more information about lymphatic diseases or the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, please visit www.LymphaticNetwork.org or call (516) 625-9675.

Laura Farrell
Lymphatic Education & Research Network
(516) 625-9675
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

In the Know and International Council of Nurses Join Forces to Provide Free Caregiver Training in Developing Countries

Caregivers in developing countries lack critical access to the basic, practical training they need to deliver safe and effective care to the clients they serve.

DURHAM, NC, USA, July 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — People over the age of sixty are the fastest-growing demographic across the globe. This group is projected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2030. And since increasing age often comes with an increased need for healthcare services, the McKinsey Global Institute predicts, “Globally, health care and related jobs from aging could grow by 50 to 85 million by 2030.”

Developing countries are not immune to this phenomenon. Traditionally, care of the elderly in these regions fell on female family members. But as developing nations continue to grow their economies, more women seek work outside of the home, shifting the burden of elder care to outside sources.

Who will fill these jobs, and how will they acquire the necessary training?

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) recently entered into a partnership agreement with The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to create a global network of continuing education courses to distribute education in developing regions.

In the Know contributed an entire library of courses to the ICN to provide free caregiver training in the developing countries that need it the most.

Through this initiative, caregivers around the world are completing In the Know courses, 100% free of charge. Learners hail from South Africa, Rwanda, Philippines, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, and more.

The most popular In the Know courses completed include:
• Infection Control
• Handwashing
• Understanding Common Medications
• A Vital Signs Update
• Various disease process topics (i.e., diabetes, heart disease, COPD, cancer, etc.)

“We believe in giving back to caregivers everywhere,” remarks Linda Leekley, founder and CEO of In the Know. “Over the years, In the Know has donated thousands of caregiver courses to healthcare organizations in need—whether because of the devastation of a hurricane, the impact of domestic violence, or the growing demand for training in developing nations.”

Linda believes it’s not enough to just run a successful business. She understands that being part of a project that helps train caregivers across the globe has even farther-reaching benefits. It shines a much-needed light on the importance of caregivers by assisting them in growing and developing professionally. And it means the clients in their care stay safer and healthier—and in their own homes for as long as possible.
In the Know plans to maintain its relationship with ICN and the WCEA for years to come to provide much-needed training to the caregivers who work so hard for the world’s most vulnerable seniors.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES: The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

ABOUT IN THE KNOW: In the Know is a nationally recognized training provider with over 20 years of experience in helping the aging care market train, engage and RETAIN caregivers. What makes In the Know unique? All their training materials are written by registered nurses who have trained and supervised caregivers in every environment—from the college classroom to the client’s kitchen table. And every course is developed by a skilled team of instructional designers who know how important it is for learning to be interactive, engaging—and frankly—fun!

Stacey Tavarez
In the Know Caregiver Training
email us here
+1 8778095515


Source: EIN Presswire