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Archive for March, 2012

Don’t Become A Victim Of Medical Error – Instead Get Informed, Entertained, And Inspired

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Don’t Become A Victim Of Medical Error – Instead Get Informed, Entertained, And Inspired

Marina Del Rey, CA – You’re in the hospital and it’s 3:00 a.m. Do you know where your nurse is? It’s a sad fact that every year more than 100,000 people enter American hospitals for one reason and leave on a funeral gurney for a completely different one!

A native New Yorker, Margot Terrence, R.N., has worked at some of the finest hospitals in the country. For thirty years she has held positions ranging from staff nurse and unit manager to Chief Nursing Officer and Director – and she has seen it all! What she witnessed became the inspiration for her book, To Err Is Common (Prisyon Publishing); a novel that is based on actual incidents taking place in hospitals across the United States every day.

Join Nurse Andrea Pastori, a profoundly concerned and dedicated young nurse, who is looking for personal and professional fulfillment in a complex, stressful, sometimes depressing but often exhilarating, environment. While her character is fictional, the incidents Andrea encounters in her quest to serve as a compassionate and competent nurse are very real and tell the story of what those on the front lines, particularly nurses and their colleagues in hospital work, deal with daily in their fight against disease, stress, legal and administrative bureaucracy, accidents, injuries and the ensuing professional and personal heartache. 
 
While we have been somewhat enlightened by the many TV and movie portrayals of life in a hospital, much of what really happens remains a mystery. Andrea Pastori’s story is entertaining and inspiring, but more importantly it offers insight and information to medical professionals as well as assistance to readers that may help them or their loved ones survive a hospital stay.

Andrea is a bright, attractive and gifted young woman who attempts to deal with the often tragic consequences of medical errors on patients and on those who became nurses and medical professionals to heal others but instead have ended up doing the opposite. Through her eyes you will take a long, hard, but also entertaining and involving, look at modern-day nursing. You will be both impressed and confounded by the complicated and sometimes maddening procedures nurses must undertake to successfully do their jobs, while keeping their personal lives intact. And you will have a new understanding of how and why things can occasionally go terribly wrong. One thing is for sure; you will gain a new respect for the challenges of this noble profession and for all who work in it.

Margot Terrence knew early on in life that she wanted to pursue a career in nursing and she has fulfilled that quest for over thirty years. She has been able to manifest her passion for excellence in nursing and in patient care at some of the finest hospitals in the United States. She is currently the Director of Risk Management at a large urban hospital.

For more information on this talented writer, please visit: www.toerriscommon.com.
 
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From Survivor To Thriver – A Young Woman’s Battle To Find Herself In The Midst Of Disfiguring Cancer

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From Survivor To Thriver – A Young Woman’s Battle To Find Herself In The Midst Of Disfiguring Cancer

Guttenberg, NJ – Are you overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Has a crisis sent you into a tailspin? You have the power within you to turn things around one thought at a time. No more self-sabotage. No more feeling lost in your own life. These are the inspiring words of a young woman who truly ‘walked the talk’ in her life and death battle with head and neck cancer that left her disfigured.

When Michele Howe Clarke received the shattering news of advanced cancer, it hit her mid-stride in a neat and tidy materialistic life. When all was taken away, she turned inward to discover that she was the source of all things and with her purpose rediscovered, she wrote Face Forward: Meeting Challenges Head on in Times of Trouble (Morgan James Publishing).

Face Forward is the story of a life abruptly changed, and of its journey to hell and its flipside. Clarke is a woman greatly enhanced by a piercing life experience and for her there is no going back. She wears the scar of this battle on her face and is reminded every time she looks in the mirror. In her compelling story, Clarke is an inspiring example that in the face of adversity we can still enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.

‘Cancer Thriver’ is how Michele Howe Clarke sees herself and she graciously shares her extraordinary journey from the time of her devastating diagnosis shortly after becoming a first-time mother, through her transformational recovery. Self-pity was short-lived for this brave young woman. Not to say she didn’t feel these emotions and more, but the road to self-pity was not a choice that inspired her.

In Face Forward, Clarke provides readers with the tools to take back control, focus their power, meet challenges head on in times of trouble, and celebrate every day in order to get the life they always wanted.

Michele Howe Clarke is a bestselling author with a vast amount of experience in investment banking; she is a seasoned real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, experienced speaker, a columnist for Examiner.com, and dedicated writer and poet. She earned a BA in psychology from Boston University and an MBA from Howard University. 

Through tragedy, Michele Clarke found transformation. She is the epitome of inspiration in her encouragement to others to ‘Set your vibration to thrive and tune into your best life ever!’

For more information, please visit: www.faceforwardbook.com.

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When His Dream Hangs On Winning The Championship, A Player Discovers The Truth of Stealing First

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When His Dream Hangs On Winning The Championship, A Player Discovers The Truth of Stealing First

Asheville, NC – The year is 1957; it’s a typically scorching hot July in southern Louisiana and American Legion Baseball is the only game in town. Or is it?

Fiction based on fact, Stealing First (Legacy Publishing) by Drew Golden tells the tale of a racially-segregated small town in Louisiana during the 1950’s. While it is a story set in poverty, corruption and bias, its powerful messages of honor and camaraderie are awe-inspiring.

The Nina Redbirds battle Breaux Bridge’s Bayou Braves for the regional American Legion Baseball Championship and Ronnie LeBlanc, the Redbirds’ talented pitcher, believes that winning the regional title is his ticket out of a dead-end job at the local sugar mill.

Saddled by race bias, shabby equipment, and Ronnie’s win-at-all-cost attitude, the Redbirds suffer a series of losses – and Ronnie sees his chance at the big leagues evaporating. When the team’s coach quits, the only one willing to take the job is a former Negro League pitcher who faces being the only African-American in a still-segregated game. 

Beaten twice in the week prior to the championship by the ham-fisted Bayou Braves, Ronnie begins to suspect external forces are the cause of his team’s unlucky streak. As he digs for answers, he stumbles upon a secret: Bo Brasseux, the town’s bigoted banker, is scheming to kill the Redbirds’ new coach, throw the championship game, and ruin Ronnie’s family financially.

A scout for the Chicago Cubs, impressed by Ronnie’s talent, could be the answer, but will being tapped by the Cubs be enough to thwart Brasseux’s despicable plans against the coach and Ronnie’s family?

Ronnie’s dream has two strikes against it; his own win-at-all-costs attitude and the biased town fathers who want his team to lose. And when bad luck and bad sportsmanship join forces in the championship game, Ronnie sees his dream ending in a shutout, unless…

Adapted into an award-winning screenplay, Stealing First is Drew Golden’s first novel. The author’s many articles and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines nationwide. This talented writer holds a degree in broadcast journalism, and teaches writing at the Reuter Center on University of North Carolina’s Asheville campus.

For more information, please visit: www.stealingfirst.net.

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Valuable Tips From An Expert Who Simplified College and Financial Aid Planning

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Valuable Tips From An Expert Who Simplified College and Financial Aid Planning
 
Lanham, MD – College and the financial aid planning process should start as early in a child’s life as possible. It can be a frustrating and complicated puzzle, and parents often have no idea where to begin or how to help their children get through it.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now! College & Financial Aid Planning From A Parent’s Perspective (Pendium Publishing) by Cynthia Hammond Davis, is the true story of her struggle to find help putting all of the pieces of the college search, financial aid, scholarships, athletics and extracurricular activities together.

After experiencing first-hand how complex this journey can be, Davis decided to combine her findings and include them in a book to help other parents and students with early college awareness. This book acts as a priceless guide to help parents understand their role as well as offering basic tips on how they can assist their children through the process as efficiently as possible.

Want to know where a lot of scholarship money can be found? Want to find out how your child may be able to attend an out-of-state college while paying in-state tuition costs? Want advice that will save time during the college admission process? Answers to these questions and more can be found in this book – outlined in a short, simple, and to the point approach.

Davis believes that there is nothing to prepare parents on how and where to begin and they struggle through trying to help their children, just as she did, and it was through trial and error she learned how to get to the right information. In her instructive book, she is very candid about mistakes she made along the way in hopes of helping other parents avoid making those same mistakes.

Cynthia Hammond Davis is a College and Career Advisor, Founder/Executive Director of The Light of the City, Inc., a nonprofit organization, and President of CollegeAndCareerAdvice.Com.  She is the radio talk show host of her own Saturday morning talk show, “The College and Career Information Hour,” and an in-demand public and motivational speaker.

As a college and financial aid advisor since 2001, she has helped many parents and students get through the process, resulting in their receiving scholarship offers that total over $1 million collectively each year. What Cynthia Hammond Davis does, she does with the passion of someone who truly cares about her work and about helping students to become tomorrow’s professionals.

College is one of the most expensive things parents can plan for their children and now they don’t have to waste countless hours doing their own research – Davis has done it for them. All they need to do is read the book!

For more information please visit: www.collegeandcareeradvice.com.

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Cheaters Beware: The PocketHound is on the Prowl

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Cheaters Beware: The PocketHound is on the Prowl

New York, NY – Security expert and Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) CEO Scott Schober wants kids to do well in school – and that means not taking the easy way out and cheating to make good grades. Mounting technological breakthroughs and the ease with which young people adapt to its use were part of the inspiration that led to the PocketHound, an unobtrusive hand-held device for detecting unauthorized cell phone use in the classroom.

“Students are tempted during exam time to do a quick search on Google for the answer that slipped their mind,” Schober says. “There is also a temptation to text their buddy sitting across the room asking for some assistance. Many students are so proficient at texting they don’t need to look at the keyboard for more than a millisecond.  They hide their mobile phone under their desk, between their legs, or in their pocket, making it all the more challenging to catch the culprit.”  Cheating on everything from government exams to high school quizzes is becoming prevalent around the world as cell phone subscriptions soar.

The PocketHound slips easily into a pocket or lies concealed in the palm, vibrating when unauthorized cell phone use is detected. It also has a row of blue LED lights that flash at the same time. An integrated multiband antenna is hidden under the label; the internal rechargeable Li-ION battery has a run time of up to 2 hours. The receiver continually scans all cell phone bands and utilizes a sophisticated algorithm constantly sampling the Radio Frequency (RF) noise floor to distinguish real cellular activity vs. ambient RF noise.

Scott N. Schober is President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 39-year-old New Jersey-based company and leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products for multi-national telecommunications and security markets.

As an experienced software engineer, Schober has developed cellular test instruments used for measuring, optimizing and plotting signal coverage, primarily for the initial cellular build-out throughout the United States. Schober’s recent focus has been development of BVS’ cell phone detection tools, used to enforce a ‘no cell phone policy’ in various venues. These tools are effectively used around the globe to find contraband cell phones smuggled into correctional facilities as well as secure federal facilities and schools.

Schober is a highly sought after security expert for media appearances and commentary. Recent media appearances include Fox Business Channel, Fox News Live and News 12 New Jersey, as well as several radio programs including XM/Sirius radio. He has presented as a subject expert on the topic of cyber security and corporate espionage, as well as cell phone detection and location, at numerous conferences and trade shows around the world.

Please see www.http://bvsystems.com/

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New satellite technology maps undersea floor and charts GPS locations of lost and sunken treasure ships

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New satellite technology maps undersea floor and charts GPS locations of lost and sunken treasure ships

Marco Island, FL — Can the new discovery of five ancient shipwrecks deep off the Italian coast and the mysterious metal ingots found onboard be linked to a recently discovered satellite technology? Have all the lost and sunken shipwrecks untouched for centuries been found by an orbiting satellite? Can the find of the SS Mantola shipwreck near the coast of Ireland with $18 million of Silver be linked to a new and highly secret underwater discovery system? Have all the other lost treasure ships around the world already been found and the ultimate treasure map created?

Radio telescope technology has been used for years to determine specific elements on the periodic table by recognizing individual wavelength returns. This ground-based technology launched into space in a satellite and focused upon the world’s oceans could possibly reveal all the lost maritime mysteries missing for centuries, especially the shipwrecks with a highly conductible metal such as gold onboard.

“Lost and Found” is an exciting book by Captain Tom Williams that has been receiving many incredible reviews and national acclaim, but has someone really hacked into a geological survey satellite and found all the lost shipwrecks that still contain gold? Does the ultimate treasure map now exist? Are all the lost treasure fleets undiscovered for centuries now identified and located with specific GPS coordinates?

Two British scientists pioneer a means of exploring for hidden oil reserves using a geological survey satellite; however, they find a treasure worth much more than black gold—real gold in every lost and sunken treasure ship in the world’s oceans.

Together with a beautiful dive master and salvage expert the treasures of antiquity are all there for the taking—if the adventuresome trio can just stay alive long enough, fleeing a madman from the exotic tropical waters of South Florida to the depths of the Black Sea in Europe

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Fit Body + Fit Mind = Complete Fulfillment: East-meets-West health expert and celebrity mom customizes BREAKTHROUGH lifestyle program for women

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Fit Body + Fit Mind = Complete Fulfillment
East-meets-West health expert and celebrity mom customizes BREAKTHROUGH lifestyle program for women

Chicago, IL – Shea Vaughn, mother of actor Vince Vaughn, is a 25-year veteran of the fitness industry. As a fitness expert, professional trainer and wellness coach, Vaughn has become a spokeswoman for creating well-being at any age with her recently released book, Breakthrough: The 5 Living Principles to Defeat Stress, Look Great, and Find Total Well-Being (HCI Books).

What Vaughn discovered, from both fitness training and personal experience, is that women over 45 often feel like they are spinning their wheels and failing to live up to their own expectations. She says the problem is a lack of a mind-body connection, which can lead to depression, discouragement, disconnect, and deflation in body, mind, and heart.

In Breakthrough, Vaughn offers women her Five Living Principles within a self-styled East-meets-West lifestyle, wellness and exercise practice developed from her own life lessons, decades of training in many disciplines and influenced by eastern philosophy that is tailored to address specific issues facing women over 45.

“The Five Living Principles of Well-Being: Commitment, Perseverance, Self-Control, Integrity, and Love, are an inspirational force in helping me create a positive lifestyle with a healthy body and the supportive mental and emotional paradigm to deal with changing and demanding times,” says Vaughn. “One encourages the other and together they help you find balance, self-confidence and a personal state of well-being.”

Vaughn herself is no stranger to this phenomenon: a mother and entrepreneur, she has had similar personal challenges which led her to find a new way of living, including reconnecting her emotional health with her physical health and founding SheaNetics®, a revolutionary blend of ancient and contemporary values and movements that deliver a powerful mind-body experience. Followers of this practice get in shape, feel great and naturally make life-healthy choices

From recipes for well-being to creating your safe space to “meditation in motion and thought”, Breakthrough offers a jumpstart for women looking to redefine their way of life in a sustainable way.

SHEA VAUGHN (www.sheanetics.com) is a certified personal trainer whose clients include professional athletes and prominent executives. Trained in ballet, Tai-Chi, martial arts, ZUMBA, yoga, pilates and more, Vaughn is well-versed in Eastern practices, including meditation for growth and stress reduction. Her DVD workouts have been featured on QVC and she has appeared on national and local television, radio, and in print media. She is also a featured expert on “The Best Ever You Network”, lives in Chicago, and lectures nationally.

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