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Professional Referral Network Helps Chiropractors and Dentists Prepare for Busy Winter Season

Professional Referral Network Helps Chiropractors and Dentists Prepare for Busy Winter Season

Huntingdon Valley, PA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Chiropractors and dentists seeking to acquire new patients as the busy winter season gets under way, are receiving a surge of patient leads generated by Pro2Pro Network, the largest professional referral network in North America.

Dr. Len Schwartz, president and CEO of Pro2Pro based in Huntington Valley, PA., said, “This is the time of year when everyone makes their New Year resolutions to get healthier and they’re often looking to make an appointment with new chiropractors and dentists. Through our proprietary system we are connecting a huge volume of health professionals and their patients with other specialist health professionals. We deliver a service that no other company in North America can provide.”

Pro2Pro, which early in 2013 reached the $ 150 million milestone in client referrals, uses its innovative system to tap into the biggest network of health professionals actively seeking chiropractors and dentists to whom they can refer patients.

Since its launch in 2004 Pro2Pro has specialized in putting professionals in touch with other professionals in their own cities. It’s a much more productive and affordable way to develop a steady stream of new patients rather than squandering the marketing budget on print, direct mail, flyers or lunch and dinner seminars, said Dr. Schwartz, adding, “Some 98 percent of chiropractors and dentists simply don’t utilize the most fruitful and viable way of generating new patients.”

Pro2Pro’s service empowers chiropractors and dentists to position themselves in their city as the ‘go-to’ expert. The service includes high-level coaching so that the chiropractor and dentist knows how to successfully maximize the referral relationships. The Pro2Pro service enables these health professionals to help more patients and receive a steady flow of high-quality referrals all year long. It also provides a unique service that helps them automate the growth of their practice.

Dr. Schwartz said, “Chiropractors and dentists can leverage the referral relationships we provide for the rest of their practice life. These referrals never dry up. They will receive exactly the type of patients they’re looking for. We estimate that once they have a ‘stable’ of referral sources in place about 60 percent of chiropractors and dentists completely eliminate their marketing budget. They enjoy incredibly positive word-of-mouth advertising and become the best known, most respected and most referred-to in their city.”

Pro2Pro is the only company that offers chiropractors and dentists throughout the United States and Canada a marketing and practice-building solution of this kind. Pro2Pro also provides management tools, systems, strategies and support. With the Pro2Pro service chiropractors and dentists can establish a network of other health specialists and work together to better serve their patients.

Dr. Schwartz said, “It is this team-based approach that ultimately enables the health professionals to enjoy greater market penetration, name recognition and a steady flow of patient referrals.”

Pro2Pro offers a geographically exclusive service in which it only helps one chiropractor and dentist per zip code or area. For more information visit: http://www.pro2pronetwork.com.

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Generations of Drug-Free Marshals Celebrate the Holiday Season

Generations of Drug-Free Marshals Celebrate the Holiday Season

Two generations of Drug-Free Marshals sang Christmas Carols at the annual Drug-Free Marshals Christmas Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto in December 2013.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

The theme of the Drug-Free Marshals Christmas Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto in December 2013 was: “Ask children if they want a drug-free community and they will tell you yes and why!”

A grassroots initiative established in 1993, the Drug-Free Marshals has grown to a global movement of kids telling other kids about the harmful effects of drugs.

This annual Drug-Free Marshals festival encourages kids to “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” with a seasonal celebration that includes hot chocolate, arts and crafts, and distribution of The Truth About Drugs educational booklets. Two generations of Drug-Free Marshals took the stage to entertain the crowd with Christmas carols. The event ended with a visit from Santa bringing toys for all the kids.

Scientologists on five continents work in their communities throughout the year to empower others with the facts about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.

The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or read the brochure, visit the Scientology website.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”

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NewVo Beauty Responds to Article Regarding How to Avoid Accidents Related to Flat Irons This Holiday Season

NewVo Beauty Responds to Article Regarding How to Avoid Accidents Related to Flat Irons This Holiday Season

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Online beauty supply store NewVo Beauty comments on an article discussing the rise in accidents related to flat irons due to the approaching party season, and how to avoid them.

In an article published by NY Daily News on December 9th titled “Part season sparks rise in hair-straightening injuries: study,” ways to avoid heat injuries while using heat styling tools, like flat irons, are discussed. The article mentions that heat styling tools can reach up to 450 degrees and can take up to fifteen minutes to cool off after use. The article also suggests placing all heat styling tools in heat-resistant pouches after use to protect all users and those around them, particularly children, from burns.

Sara Greenstone, a representative from the online beauty supply store NewVo Beauty, says, “Using heat styling tools are a great way to style hair effortlessly, especially during the holiday season. But when using them, you must always use caution. While using heat styling tools, be mindful of the hot plates; always hold the heat styling tool by the safe, heat-resistant handles. It takes time for the styling tool to cool off, so place it in a safe place, such as a drawer or in a pouch designed for heat styling tools, to ensure no heat related injuries occur.”

Greenstone says, “It is also important to note that heat styling tools can cause hair damage. When used properly, you can avoid damage and still achieve gorgeous, sleek hair. Using products that protect against thermal styling will combat any possible heat damage. Products like Pureology Colour Max UV Hair Colour Defense are great for fighting any effects from thermal styling tools, and even environmental damages like the sun.”

NewVo Beauty sells over 5,000 professional beauty salon products. Committed to providing quality, hard-to-find premium products and great service, NewVo Beauty offers high-demand salon merchandise at affordable prices. They’re available 24/7 to answer any queries to ensure customers have a great buying experience.

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Home Care Assistance Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Grand Opening of New Sioux Falls Location

Home Care Assistance Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Grand Opening of New Sioux Falls Location

Sious Falls, SD (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new office in Sioux Falls. To commence the Grand Opening celebration, representatives from the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 18th, at 4:30 PM. Home Care Assistance of South Dakota then held the official Grand Opening event from 5:00-7:00 PM. Special guest, District 11 State Representative Christine Erickson was in attendance. Guests enjoyed samples of delicious healthy foods that can be prepared for Home Care Assistance clients.

“I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas,” said David Axtman, Owner of Home Care Assistance of South Dakota. “Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline.”

Home Care Assistance provides hourly and live-in services to seniors, allowing them to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age. Having an experienced and professional caregiver in the home provides family members respite and peace of mind. Caregivers are expertly trained in the Balanced Care Method™, a holistic approach to care based on scientific studies of the elder population in Okinawa, Japan. Individuals in Okinawa embody “healthy longevity”, living longer and healthier lives than any other population in the world. Inspired by this culture, the Balanced Care Method promotes excellent physical health, mental awareness and inner calm.

Home Care Assistance’s Director of Operations and Marketing, Jennifer Axtman, accepts approximately one out of every 25 caregiver applicants. Background checks, reference checks and work authorization are all completed along with a proprietary Caregiver Personality Screening test. The screening test is used to verify applicants’ suitability for the caregiving career by assessing traits such as honesty, kindness and conscientiousness. Home Care Assistance approaches each client as if he or she were his own parent and spends time matching the client with the best-qualified caregiver for his or her needs and personality.

Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs. Caregivers are trained to engage clients in physical, mental and social activities, in addition to assisting with meal preparation, personal hygiene, bathing, medication reminders, transportation and more.

Home Care Assistance of South Dakota is conveniently located at The Bridges at 57th at 5009 S. Western Avenue, Suite 220. Call 605-275-9183, or visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceSD.com to learn more about the company’s superior in-home care services.

About Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2013 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.

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Make a Difference This Holiday Season with a Volunteer Vacation: the Gift That Really Keeps On Giving

Make a Difference This Holiday Season with a Volunteer Vacation: the Gift That Really Keeps On Giving

Affordable Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Cultural Education, Language Immersion, and Gap Year Programs

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

During this joyful time of feasting and celebration, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are billions of people who can’t afford even the most basic necessities, let alone the indulgences of the holiday season. We need to remember that this time of year is as much about giving as it is receiving.

With CrossContinental.org, a simple act of charity can become the experience of a lifetime. This organization places willing workers in projects abroad, where they are able to give hands-on assistance to those in need. These “volunteer vacations” offer opportunities for everyday people to give the gifts of time, compassion, perspective, and joy.

Many students and professionals eagerly prepare for this unique holiday experience, anticipating a season of personal growth, cultural immersion and social responsibility. The opportunity to combine educational and professional advancement with an overseas experience has not been lost on these travelers.

Providing numerous program options, Cross-Continental matches personal interests with each desired destination, creating a personalized experience that is best suited to each person’s needs. Opportunities such as orphanage work, assisting at a hospital, or teaching in schools, all give hope to impoverished families, as well as a renewed sense of purpose to the volunteers themselves. As many international volunteers have realized, overseas work also adds an important facet to one’s resume or post-secondary applications, giving a desirable edge over future competition.

Volunteer Vacations and Wildlife Safaris in East Africa

With a vast array of areas in which to volunteer, these vacations are accessible to everyone who is willing to help. Hong Kong native Grace Lau will spend her Christmas and the New Year in Kenya, East Africa, volunteering in a variety of fields. While her main focus will be caring for the elderly, she also plans to conduct interviews, take photographs and work on her journalism portfolio, as well as squeeze in a weekend wildlife safari at the Maasai Mara National Reserve to complete her experience.

International Internships in Latin America

The testimonies from past Cross-Continental interns are enough to pique anyone’s interest in these vacations, and encourage new travelers to join the ranks. Jessica Hoffman of Boston, Massachusetts, is planning her New Year’s celebration in Ecuador this year, where she will participate in a microfinance project. These microfinance projects are instrumental in building a sustainable economy in many emerging economies, teaching essential financial knowledge and aiding locals in their fight against poverty. When asked about her upcoming voyage, Hoffman’s answer was simple and genuine. “I am getting very excited!”

University of Victoria business student Celia Lin is preparing for her upcoming trip to Mexico, where she will enjoy her first tropical Christmas and earn volunteer hours serving in the local community.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in China

Volunteer Matthew De Corrado from Australia will celebrate both Western and Chinese New Year with a welcoming host family in China. Matthew joined the program in order to practice and learn more Mandarin, absorb life in a different culture, gain a good appreciation of a different way of life, and most importantly make a positive contribution to society. Matthew says, “I searched everywhere for a volunteer agency that fit my criteria, and Cross Continental ticked all the boxes. Cross Continental has the flexibility which the other [organizations] don’t have, its pricing is not a barrier to entry which is important to me as a University student, and its programs are meaningful.”

Community Development Internships in Asia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Sam Carter will be spending her holidays abroad this year as well, completing a Community Development Internship in Nepal. Carter says, “I am very excited for my upcoming trip to Nepal. I was recently awarded a grant to do research while I am there, which will reimburse me for my expenses [like] plane tickets [and] home stay.”

What other gift can offer the experience of a new culture, the chance to learn and perfect new skills, connect like-minded travelers from around the world, and provide the opportunity to truly change lives–including that of the volunteer? It may be cliché, but a volunteer vacation really is a gift that keeps on giving.

Access free resources or plan a life-changing trip at http://www.CrossContinental.org.

About Cross-Continental Solutions:

Cross-Continental Solutions provides affordable yet flexible volunteer abroad, intern abroad, cultural immersion, language study, and gap year programs. A large variety of work placement options are available such as: Teaching, Healthcare, Community Development, Business Coaching, HIV work, Care-giving, Orphanage Work, Journalism, Photography, Wildlife, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Microfinance, Tourism, Marketing, and more. Programs are available at many locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. By living and working side by side with locals, participants gain an exceptional cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to truly make a difference.

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Phoenix Air Conditioning & Heating Contractor Gives Tips to Help Prepare for the Cold Winter Season

Phoenix Air Conditioning & Heating Contractor Gives Tips to Help Prepare for the Cold Winter Season

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

Tips to Help Busy People Prepare for the Cold Winter Season

Preparing the home for the cold weather takes a lot of work and many homeowners have a scarcity of time available. Caring for a home can actually feel like a full-time job, especially when people have yet to get a routine in place. Unfortunately, failing to prepare home for AZ winter can lead to emergencies that will create no choice but to focus on problems. The best way to avoid these emergencies is to find preparation solutions that work for specific circumstances. This way, no matter a homeowner’s lifestyle and other obligations, all they need to get done for the cold weather is accomplished.

What are some of the things that can be done to ensure cold weather prep is completed?

Start Early

It is never too early to begin thinking about winter weather prep. Some people even schedule heat service Phoenix, AZ for mid-summer in anticipation of the cold weather. Even those who are not prepared to bring in professional service technicians before the first wisp of autumn can get a few things accomplished early on. Make a list of everything that needs to be completed and put it into a schedule. Sometimes planning is enough to keep things focused and ensure they are completed in time.

Divvy Up Tasks for Everyone

Once a list is made, decide who handles what in the household. When one person is forced to take all of the responsibility for winter prep, things can fall by the wayside. If each person has a little bit to do, things go smoothly. Assign one person the task of insulating the windows, another the task of scheduling heater service, and so on. When several people have just a few things to accomplish, things tend to fall into place better than if one person is overwhelmed by all there is to do.

Keep Tabs from Year to Year

Getting the house ready for winter the first year or two is a tough undertaking, but once a homeowner understands all that is involved, things go a little easier. Save the to-do list from year to year, so everyone knows exactly what is needed. Once a routine is established, it is a lot easier to get things done in preparation of the winter weather.

Undo as Little as Possible at the End of Each Season

Consider whether there are winter projects that can be left alone throughout the year. Are there windows insulated in rooms that are rarely used? Just leave those insulated all year round. This might not save a lot of time, but every few minutes count when there is so much to do.

Call in the Pros

Still not sure it is possible to get everything done in preparation of the winter weather? It might be time to call in a professional to handle a few of the jobs. The truth is there are some things homeowners should not attempt to do. A Phoenix A/C professional is needed to service the furnace and clean the fireplaces and handle a variety of jobs that require special skills and training. Air Care Cooling & Heating can help homeowners prep for the coming cold and avoid weather-related emergencies in their homes this winter.


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Tis? the Season? To Get Sober at Back2Basics Treatment Center

Tis’ the Season… To Get Sober at Back2Basics Treatment Center

Corrigan and the B2B residents strike a pose after finishing a run at Arizona Snowbowl.

Flagstaff, Arizona (PRWEB) December 21, 2013

Back2Basics outdoor adventure rehabilitation center is putting away the surfboards and kayaks, and taking out the skis and snowboards for the winter season.

“Flagstaff is centrally located allowing Back2Basics the ability to continue our outdoor trips throughout the winter,” Residential Supervisor, Chase Christensen said. “Having four distinct seasons gives us the opportunity to explore many different disciplines of outdoor activities.”

Kaylie Corrigan, Back2Basic’s Outdoor Supervisor, is in charge of planning activities year round, which she says is easy to do while living in Flagstaff. “I love trip planning during the winter season, because I can choose from so many varying climates. We can be skiing one week and hiking in 70 degree weather down south the next.”

Some of the winter activities already on the B2B agenda this season include fat-tire snow biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow shelter camping, skiing and snowboarding.

“Winter at 7,000 feet is something that our predominant demographic doesn’t get to experience that often,” Corrigan said. “Many of our residents, who are from coastal towns, probably feel like they’re taking an extended vacation in a foreign country. Winter in Flagstaff gives them the opportunity to experience and try new things that they otherwise would have probably never had the chance to try.”

Corrigan believes the varying climates in Arizona and neighboring states keep the outdoor adventure program interesting for residents.

“The best part about living in Flagstaff? Once we get our fill of the snow, we can head south!” Christensen said. “We are planning to backpack the Superstition Mountains, climb at the Red Rocks State Park in Nevada and explore the Conchise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains later in the winter season. We chase weather, adventure, and new experiences that excite the spirit.”

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Chemist Direct warns against excessive binge drinking during the holiday season

Chemist Direct warns against excessive binge drinking during the holiday season

Binge Drinking Detrimental to Health

London (PRWEB UK) 25 December 2013

Government figures show 10 million adults in England regularly exceed the recommended daily limits, increasing their risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, liver disease and various cancers. NHS guidelines advise no more than two to three units a day for women or three to four units for men – roughly equal to a large glass of wine for women and two pints of beer for men. 2

The British combine Northern European volumes of consumption with frequency resembling that of Southern Europe and this prevalence to drinking more than the weekly guidelines increases by 15 per cent in men and 11 per cent in women. That equates to 80 drinks over the course of the average holiday, or well over 200 units of alcohol.

More than a quarter said they ended up drinking three times more than normal. Men are more likely to binge drink (up to 81 percent of alcohol binges are done by men) than women and men are also more likely to develop alcohol dependence than women. But 70% of the 3,500 adults questioned by the Department of Health said they plan to cut back. 3

Researchers also found that almost 30 per cent of alcohol consumed in 2005 was “unrecorded” alcohol — referring to alcohol not intended for consumption, home-brewed alcohol, and illegally produced alcohol. In some regions, unrecorded alcohol constituted more than half of all alcohol consumed.

“The amount of unrecorded alcohol consumed is a particular problem, as its consumption is not impacted by public health alcohol policies, such as taxation, which can moderate consumption,” said Dr. Jürgen Rehm, a study author and director of CAMH’s Social and Epidemiological Research Department.

However, this definition does not apply to everyone because the tolerance and the speed of drinking in a session varies from person to person. People who are homozygous for the ALDH2 gene are less likely to binge drink due to severe adverse effects which occur even with moderate amounts of alcohol consumption. Binge drinking increases the risk of heart attack. It could cause you to vomit and if you’re sick when very drunk you could breathe in your own vomit and suffocate. 4

Symptoms of Intoxication:

    Loss of balance, concentration and inhibitions, headache (due to dehydration), irrational behaviour such as arguments or violence, memory loss, blackouts, drowsiness
    Blurred vision
    Slurred speech
    Rapid pulse
    Breathing problems
    Trembling hands, pins and needles
    Upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhoea
    Impaired sexual performance, sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies due to lack of inhibition when drunk, impotence in men
    Bruising and cuts due to falling when drunk

*Short-term effects may be felt on the same or following day

As a reaction to the binge drinking epidemic in Britain, several charities have been created to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking and promote responsible drinking. Chemist Direct’s Pharmaceutical Superintendent, Omar El-Gohary, has this advice to add:

“When drinking over the holiday’s, try to pace yourself, avoid drinking more than you are used to and avoid drinking so much that you get drunk. This is even more important if you are out in risky or unfamiliar circumstances. You can easily lose control of what you do or say and may make risky decisions, thinking you’re invulnerable”.

“In addition to long term health risks of drinking to excess such as liver cirrhosis, kidney failure, diabetes and reduced fertility, drinking too much alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning. The signs of alcohol poisoning can include confusion, irregular breathing, vomiting, seizures, low body temperature and unconsciousness. If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning contact the emergency services and do not leave them alone until help has arrived”.


1.    http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/6/1076

2.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt016

3.    http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/alcohol/pages/bingedrinking.aspx

4.    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8225029.stm

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