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Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for school employees, volunteers and contractors

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified.

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Spodak Dental Group Offers $1,000 Off Invisalign Treatment

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile and receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign(R) treatment. Invisalign(R) takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created personally for each patient. Spodak Dental Group is an Elite Invisalign(R) Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide.

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Health Care Cafe with Chris Comeaux, CEO of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, to Feature Physician Lance Plyler’s First-Hand Experience of ‘Ebola Outbreak in Liberia’ November 17

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Western North Carolina physician, Lance Plyler, M.D., is a recent veteran of the front lines of the Ebola epidemic, saving the lives of two Americans working to avert the crisis in Liberia: Kent Brantly, M.D., and his colleague, Nancy Writebol. Health Care Cafe, sponsored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life, airs the interview with Plyler, ‘Ebola Outbreak in Liberia,’ on WTZQ, 1600 AM radio, Monday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m.

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Weitz and Luxenberg, Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Rejuvenate, ABGII Hip Implants Settlement; Payouts Could Top $1 Billion

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay potentially more than $1 billion to settle claims from patients injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants, the nationally prominent personal-injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

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Sustaining Local Expertise, Responding to Global Health Threats

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

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Does Recent Sharp Drop in Ebola Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Outbreak?

LONDON, U.K., Oct. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end to the current outbreak if adequate public health measures are implemented for containment of Ebola virus already in human hosts. (See Figure.)

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Social Justice Advocate Interviews Transgender Federal Inmate about Abhorrent Healthcare

PETERSBURG, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Social justice advocate, author, and inmate, Christopher Zoukis, recently met with Sangye Rinchen, a transgender federal prison inmate incarcerated for bank robbery at FCI Petersburg – a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. What he learned was frightening.

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More Americans Are Seeking Long Term Care Insurance through Their Employers, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why isn’t long term care insurance, like health insurance, available at the workplace? Well, increasingly it is – and more Americans should take advantage of that fact, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long term care planning.

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The Prospect of ‘Empowered Living’ Could Motivate Millions to Plan for Long Term Care, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ‘empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care.

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Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, August 23

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. ‘Celebrates 50 Years’ with a gala Saturday, August 23, from 6:30-10 p.m. Since 1964, Council on Aging’s senior-centered support remains respected for its leadership and commitment to quality of life for aging adults and their care givers. Today, the agency’s services remain relevant and popular, serving a growing number of Buncombe County residents.

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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.

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$25 Million to 2 N.Y. Mesothelioma Victims – Weitz and Luxenberg Triumphs Again in Court

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riveting, heartrending, and – ultimately – persuasive testimony elicited by attorneys from the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg led a Manhattan jury on Monday to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure, the plaintiffs’ attorneys today announced.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – Lawsuit Filed in Industrial Chemical Case

WESTPORT, Mass., May 12, 2104 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Town of Westport and Westport Community Schools have taken an important step to protect the health of students, teachers, administrators, and others who work in or visit schools in Westport. They filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover the costs of removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) from their schools, says Weitz and Luxenberg.

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Studies Conclude Mindfulness Treats Addiction More Effectively Than Traditional Treatments

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Experts say the results of two recent studies found a mindfulness approach to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. ‘I’m delighted to read about this study. But it doesn’t surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,’ says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.

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Who Can You Trust? Long-Term Care Leader Offers Four Tips for Vetting Agents Online

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long term care insurance, you might go to your browser and search for long term care insurance or long term care quotes. That’s fine as far as it goes, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading national long-term care insurance solutions agency.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, Weitz and Luxenberg announced today. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion.

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Weitz and Luxenberg – $12.5M Verdict for Three New York Construction Workers

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A four-month legal battle ended this week in victory for the families of three New York area workers stricken by mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The verdict, announced Tuesday by a New York Supreme Court jury, brings closure to the fight for justice of three workers unwittingly exposed to toxic materials on the job. Weitz and Luxenberg filed suit more than a year ago on behalf of the three men.

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Global Green Light Day is March 20, 2014: A Powerful Day to Think, Speak and Take Benevolent Action

SEATTLE, Wash., March 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Spreading goodness and happiness in the world’ – that’s the heart of Global Green Light Day (GGLD). This new growing global movement is initiated by Marilyn Schoeman, of Seattle, Washington. Creator of the Green Light system, the foundation of GGLD, features a new model of communication. It introduces a unique and powerful way to think, speak and take expansive, benevolent action.

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Oklahoma Dental Organization Helps People in Need – Combined Gift of $400,000 will Buy a New 40-Chair Equipment Trailer

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The number of Americans seeking help for dental-related pain at hospital emergency rooms is at a record high, says Delta Dental of Oklahoma. Dental ER visits increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010 and cost the healthcare system more than $2 billion annually.

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New Personal Goal Setting Program is based on Napoleon Hill’s Philosophies

FRANKSTON, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Foundation for Personal Growth, Inc. today announced the launch of a comprehensive personal goal setting program based on the book, ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. The program builds on the book’s steps to give people the power to change their lives through practical and easy-to-execute steps.

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Biblio Concierge Creates Customized Reading Prescriptions

MONUMENT, Colo., Feb. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — So many books, so little time. More and more people are finding that sifting through thousands of e-reader book titles is proving to be not only time consuming, but less than personally satisfying too. Dr. LeAnna DeAngelo, a psychologist, may have the answer to alleviate these problems through her newly-launched business, Biblio Concierge.

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Career and Life Coach Sue Koch and Three Squares Coaching and Consulting deliver 4th annual ‘January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sue Koch, founder of Three Squares Coaching and Consulting, a Los Angeles Career and Life Coaching Company, will lead a complimentary tele-class to introduce callers to her popular six-week goal setting course ‘January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter.’ The call takes place January 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

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Matt McCann, a Long-Term Care Leader, Joins LTC Financial Partners to Help Aging Americans Prepare for Mounting Care Needs

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann’s mom was 59 when she cut herself, a seemingly minor accident. The wound developed a staph infection that led to a long hospital stay with complications; and then, suddenly, she found herself needing ‘long-term care’ or help with the tasks of daily living, services not covered by regular health insurance. Today, 15 years later, he embarks on a new phase of his career by accepting the post of Senior Vice President with LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

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Mukuria Wins Adelina Award

NAIROBI, KENYA, Dec. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Megan White Mukuria, founder of ZanaAfrica, is the latest recipient of the Adelina Award, a prize awarded for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of humanitarian assistance, environmental improvement, education reform, sustainability, and disaster relief, according to John Toomey, Eula Laki and Lydia Ramos of Friends Beyond Borders and the World Mind Network, co-chairs of the Awards Committee.

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Give a Woman in Your Life the Gift of Long-Term Care Protection, Industry Leader Suggests

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Christmas, Hanukkah, and other gift-giving holidays near, how might you best delight a mother, wife, or other woman in your life? ‘Few things can beat a long-term care protection package,’ says Mark Goldberg, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).

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New Book, ‘Miracle of Survival: A Childhood Without Amenities’ by Myrna Lovett

ALAMOGORDO, N.M., Dec. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the new book ‘A Childhood Without Amenities: The Will To Survive’ (ISBN: 978-1478710127) by Myrna Lovett, was announced. The author’s most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the motivational and inspirational self-help category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Four Seasons Chaplain and Grief Counselor Michael Lee Shares 10 Ways to Cope with Loss During the Holidays

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Individuals who have recently lost a loved one may find Thursday’s ritual of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of the holiday season to be constant reminders of their loss. ‘In order to cope, it’s important to meet grief where it is,’ says expert Michael Lee, a chaplain and grief counselor with the western North Carolina offices of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

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