Lexington Medical Center and Providence Hospitals Reach Significant Agreement

After several months of discussions, Lexington Medical Center and Providence Hospitals are pleased to announce the terms of an agreement that advances both of their efforts to improve health care delivery in the Midlands of South Carolina. Specifically, Providence Hospitals will support Lexington Medical Center’s efforts to secure an open heart surgery program and Lexington Medical Center will drop its objections to a proposed expansion at Providence Hospitals Northeast.

Under the terms of this agreement, Providence Hospitals will support Lexington Medical Center in seeking regulatory approval through a joint Certificate of Need (CON) application. Within the application, Lexington Medical Center will request approval for one open heart surgery suite and the authority to perform open heart surgery and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations. If approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Providence Hospitals will de-license one of its open heart surgery suites, allowing Lexington Medical Center to add a suite, in keeping with the 2008-2009 State Health Plan.

Lexington Medical Center has dismissed its lawsuit which opposes Providence Hospitals’ plans to expand and improve its existing Northeast facility. Additionally, Lexington Medical Center, upon licensing of the new heart program, would provide $15 million over a three-year period to Providence Hospitals in consideration of de-licensing one open heart surgery suite. Those funds will allow Providence Hospitals to reinvest in technologies and equipment for other service lines.

Lexington Medical Center’s unique situation as the only hospital located within Lexington County, with one of the state’s busiest emergency departments and a busy diagnostic catheterization lab, supports the need for a full service open heart surgery program to perform open heart surgery and therapeutic catheterizations. This agreement will allow Lexington to obtain such a program for the citizens of Lexington County.

Providence Hospitals believes that this joint CON application will not create new capacity in the open heart market, since no new open heart surgery rooms are being added to the service area. In addition, Providence believes that collaborating with LMC on the delivery of health care services and preserving the integrity of the health planning process is in the long term best interests of the Midlands community. While each of the hospitals will continue to be strong health care competitors, they may now also be able to explore additional strategies that would serve to improve patient care.

Providence Hospitals President and CEO George Zara noted the impact of working collaboratively in coming to a resolution on the issue. “In keeping with our faith-based mission, it is incumbent that we move past these conflicts to focus on our common goals of providing quality patient care.”

Mike Biediger, Lexington Medical Center’s president and CEO commented on the joint agreement, “For years, it has been our priority to make cardiovascular care more accessible to the people of Lexington County. We are now one step closer to achieving that goal. We fully expect that this agreement will allow us to address acute cardiac events in a more timely fashion, ultimately saving more lives.”

According to Thad Westbrook, chairman of Lexington Medical Center’s board of directors, “This agreement has been a long time coming and is an important milestone for citizens of Lexington County and the Midlands. The need for a full service open heart program for the people of Lexington County has never been greater, and we now see that our dreams may soon be realized thanks to this agreement with our colleagues at Providence Hospitals.”

Providence Hospitals’ board chairman Michael Kapp is optimistic about the understanding the two hospitals have reached. “I firmly believe that this marks a turning point in the relationship between Providence Hospitals and Lexington Medical Center. We have put aside our differences in order to pursue initiatives that will advance the delivery of quality health care for the people of the Midlands.”

Both Providence Hospitals and Lexington Medical Center appreciate the volunteer assistance of Mr. Frank Mood, senior vice president & general counsel for SCANA, during the mediation process.

About Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,100 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the state, an occupational health center and physician practices. At its heart is the 384-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for nine years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times and “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent. Visit http://www.lexmed.com or http://www.lexmed.tv.

About Providence Hospitals

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Providence Hospitals was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1938 and is known statewide for its compassionate care. This non-profit organization is licensed for 304 beds at its downtown and Northeast facilities and employs more than 1,900 caring individuals. Providence Heart & Vascular Institute is recognized nationally as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease with several national rankings for quality outcomes including the Society for Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina recently designated Providence Heart & Vascular Institute as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, signifying Providence’s commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. Learn more at http://www.providencehospitals.com.

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Safe Landing For Fallen Addicts

Revolutionary techniques and training utilized in therapy sessions at Cliffside Malibu provide addicts with a new outlook on life. This drug treatment center lies just outside the hustle and bustle of the Los Angeles area. In terms of what the center has to offer its patients, the surroundings seem like a world apart from the much more famous Los Angeles area.

Upon arrival patients will find competent staff members that are well versed in the area of drug treatment. 

Staff stand ready with open arms to welcome patients who are ready and willing to make that all important first step towards recovery. Therapy sessions are conducted on an individual and group basis. Other forms of therapy utilized by the center include massage therapy and integrating horses into a unique hands-on therapy that helps patients deal with the obstacles they are faced with and make a fresh start.

Cliffside Malibu does not believe that drug rehabilitation should be a carbon cut template process. That is no two patients should be treated for the same addiction in the same manner. The center goes to great lengths to establish an individual rehabilitation program that caters to who the person is as an individual. The generalization of the addiction behavior is left out of the recovery process.

Patients are evaluated by a primary therapist that will determine the best course of action in terms of the rehabilitation process. Each patient recovery program developed for drug rehabilitation starts with a determination of how the patient can best be treated for the addiction behavior. As this is being completed, therapists try to pinpoint if a second addiction also exists with the patient. The initial addiction is treated first and then subsequent ones after that.

Additional support reaches out to the patient’s family through a 3 day family recovery program as well. Through the three day process, Cliffside Malibu works with the family to repair the damage done by the patient’s addiction. Nothing will be fixed overnight but it is a step in the right direction towards healing the entire family. It is an essential part of the drug treatment recovery program that ensures a patient returns to a supportive environment once the treatment program has been completed.

Accommodations are not what one thinks of when the words “drug treatment center” is mentioned. Cliffside Malibu is not a typical rehab center. Several of the common areas in the center feature 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. There are areas isolated for meditation, relaxation as well as other recreations such as games and working out. Personal chefs are available to provide nutritious meals. Patient rooms offer all the comforts of home without harming treatment being received.

Some may criticize making accommodations comfortable and providing patients with activities such as hikes, walks on the beach and yoga classes. Staff at Cliffside Malibu would strongly disagree. Patients who enter drug rehabilitation are not being punished for the choices they have made in life. It is the direct opposite. They are working hard in therapy and other treatment aspects of the program to make a fresh start in life. Cliffside Malibu believes that providing comfort outside of the therapy setting can enhance all the hard work being done inside the therapy rooms. As patients feel comfort and safety, they are more likely to open up in therapy. By opening up, they are allowing the healing to begin and therefore working to rid themselves and their life of addictive behaviors.

Cliffside Malibu keeps all inquiries and patient information confidential and patients are ensured a welcoming, safe place to leave the destruction behind and create a brand new life once leaving the center. Additional information can be found online at www.cliffsidemalibu.com and via email at: admissions@cliffsidemalibu.com.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu provides full scale treatment programs for a wide range of addictions. Staff is professional and discreet in dispensing the best course of action that serves an individual need to ensure the right course of action is taken the first time around. This ensures a successful second start to life in a healthy, happy, non-addictive manner.

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Addicts Find A New Life At Drug Rehab Center

Pieces of everyday life come together to create a social norm that gets people through the day. Some pieces are healthy and some are unhealthy pieces that posses the ability to unravel a person’s life in the blink of an eye. In those moments, drug rehab can be the saving grace in life.

Drugs are a readily available piece of everyday life. It does not take a detailed thought process to access various forms of drugs. With a little time and effort, everyone can pinpoint a personal connection to drugs in their life. The connection can come from a friend of a friend that deals drugs or from a shady part of town that offers drugs by the cart load. Cliffside Malibu stands ready in those troublesome moments to be that hand reaching out to provide much needed help and support. A drug rehab program at Cliffside Malibu is tailored to the individual and not the addiction.

Treatment begins by pinpointing the moment in life that a patient lost it all. That moment can come as a result of tragedy such as losing a loved one or just an overwhelming feeling from life getting the best of a person at one time or another. Cliffside Malibu recognizes that two drug addicts can not receive the same drug rehab and have a successful conclusion. That is why each treatment program matches an individual need to ensure that person gets the needed building blocks for recovery.

Cliffside Malibu takes a drug rehab program one step further by including the family of the patient. At first a patient may feel like the addictive behavior only affects them. As treatment continues, the patient begins to realize that the addiction caused negative behavior that directly affects the lives of those loved the most, family members. Special steps are taken to ensure that family members are included in the treatment process and educated on what to expect as the patient creates a new life. Family is provided with the understanding that the new life for the patient will be a constant daily endeavor. Support and love matched with the external guidance of the center will work towards a successful new life for the patient.

Upon arrival to the center, patients will find a warm and welcoming environment there to greet them. Many of the rooms feature a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Personal chefs are on hand to provide nutritious meals that will give physical energy to sustain a patient through the rigors of drug rehab treatment programs. Accommodations offer a comfortable place for patients to sleep and recharge bodies for the next step of treatment. Not every second of a patient’s stay at the center is focused on treatment. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and make new friends if desired.

Staff at the center approach drug addiction from several different angles. Therapy is offered on an individual and group basis. Opportunities for hands-on therapy are presented through programs such as equine (horse) therapy and massage therapy. Additional staff members in the drug rehab center include herbalists, acupuncturists and residential advisors. These advisors serve as a patient’s friend ready to provide support as needed to help through every step of the process.

Cliffside Manor offers a wide range of treatment programs for addiction behaviors. Among the treated addictive behaviors at the center are alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Additional information on all that the center has to offer can be found at www.cliffsidemalibu.com or by emailing admissions@cliffsidemalibu.com.

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Cliffside Malibu provides full scale treatment programs for a wide range of addictions. Staff is professional and discreet in dispensing the best course of action that serves an individual need to ensure the right course of action is taken the first time around. This ensures a successful second start to life in a healthy, happy, non-addictive manner.

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Treat The Individual And Not The Disease Says Cliffside Malibu

It is virtually impossible to pinpoint the exact moment in life when one turns to an outside source for an internal solution. At times life can consume an individual and become so unbearable that something is needed to help ease the pain felt at the moment. Cliffside Malibu understands these moments and has designed a drug rehab program to cater to individuals who find themselves lost in an instant.

It is a pain often felt to the very core of a person’s soul and in those moments, there is no visible solution than turning to alcohol. The individual fails to realize how a split second decision turns from a temporary relief into an addictive behavior. Cliffside Malibu knows that is the moment when a person needs drug rehab the most. Addictive behaviors have a way of turning deadly in a heartbeat. What starts as a way to relieve stress quickly turns into a lifestyle choice that includes stealing from loved ones in order to feed the addiction.

The drug rehab center created by Cliffside Malibu works step by step with a patient to pinpoint the life events that led to the development of the addictive behavior. Through treatment, patients begin to realize that alcohol addiction disrupts not only their life but the lives of those they love the most. Rarely does an addiction such as alcohol affect only the individual. Family and friends bear the brunt of the addictive person who is struggling to survive.

There comes a point in every Drug Rehab program where the patient bottoms out. This is the moment when the struggle becomes too intense and the patient begins to feel that the battle will be lost. Cliffside Malibu comes into the picture at full force with a staff specialized in the discreet, safe rehabilitation to patients in need. Rather than treating the alcohol disease, Cliffside Malibu looks at the individual. All aspects of life are taken into consideration such as recent traumatic events or changes in the family structure.

Upon arrival to the center, patients undergo an analysis process to determine the best course of drug rehab treatment. Cliffside Malibu sits just outside of the Los Angeles area and offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Patient confidentiality is of utmost importance to the center. Clientele registers include politicians, movie stars and rock legends. Accommodations include private rooms, laundry and internet service and transportation off grounds if needed.

The rehabilitation program does not end once a patient has checked out of the facility and returned to everyday life. Cliffside Malibu firmly believes that drug rehab expands past the center walls and into a patient’s re-entry into the outside world. Family is consulted with to ensure that the course of treatment a patient receives continues with their full support. In the event a patient exhibits more than one addictive behavior, the center works to treat the most pressing behavior first and then each subsequent one following that.

Staff on hand at Cliffside Malibu to help a patient through the drug rehab process includes acupuncturists, massage therapists, holistic medicine practitioners and personal trainers. Services offered throughout treatment include various forms of therapy such as physical therapy and relaxation therapy and counseling on an individual and group basis.

Each patient receives cutting edge treatment options in a center that provides the comfort and safety that is often missing from a patient’s outside life. At Cliffside Malibu the cardinal rule of thumb is that success in drug rehab relies greatly on treating all aspects of a patient as a whole. This entails taking the time to recognize the physical and psychological sides of a patient and working towards a treatment from that point.

For additional information on what Cliffside Malibu has to offer addictive behaviors, visit www.cliffsidemalibu.com or send an email to admissions@cliffsidemalibu.com.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu provides full scale treatment programs for a wide range of addictions. Staff is professional and discreet in dispensing the best course of action that serves an individual need to ensure the right course of action is taken the first time around. This ensures a successful second start to life in a healthy, happy, non-addictive manner.

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Drug Rehab Center Puts Patient Needs At The Top Of The List

Inside of a secluded piece of land just outside the hustle and bustle of the Los Angeles area lays a place where individuals can seek help for an addiction and regain their control on life. Cliffside Malibu offers a drug rehab program that sees the individual first and the addiction second. The staff is experts in the field of addiction recovery and utilizes services and knowledge to establish a treatment program that can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Upon arrival to the center, patients will not find stiff, impersonal white walls with bunk bed style accommodations. Those accommodations are reserved for a traditional drug rehab center. There is nothing traditional about Cliffside Malibu. Many of the main rooms that patients will find themselves in offer 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Living accommodations are available on a private or semi-private setting that offers all the comforts of home. Meditation gardens, outside patio areas and a comfortable living room complete with a television and games is made available to patients.

Cliffside Malibu offers treatment for a variety of addiction behaviors. Among those on the list are alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders. A variety of techniques are utilized in the Cliffside Malibu drug rehab program such as therapy on an individual and group basis. Some forms of therapy step outside the traditional treatment box. Staff utilizes physical therapies that maintain a hands-on approach and often includes psychological treatment as well.

One common reason many individuals seek out treatment at Cliffside Malibu is their alcoholism program. Staff at the treatment center fully understands that alcoholism stems beyond not being able to put the glass down or passing on an invitation to drink. There is the guided thought process that no two alcoholics are alike. Although there may be two patients suffering from an alcohol addiction, the same therapy program can not be utilized for both patients. Each must receive a personalize drug rehab program.

For that reason alone, Cliffside Malibu offers several varied approaches to drug rehab treatment. Therapists span a wide range of specialty areas such as equestrian therapy, spiritual therapy and hands-on therapy that include herbal and massage therapy aspects. Each of these therapy approaches work hand-in-hand with a personal chef and resident advisors that closely work with patients to help pinpoint the root of an addiction.

Cliffside Malibu fully recognizes that an addiction is rarely an act by itself. Many individuals enter the facility with a ‘single’ addiction such as drugs or alcohol. After some time in the drug rehab program, the realization occurs that there are very often two or three more addictions that have gone unnoticed in the patient’s life. Each one comes together to strip a patient of the things most valued in life and replace those things with negative aspects. Through careful, hand-on therapy, the patient begins to deal with each addiction and make that all important first step towards a new, healthy life.

Drug treatment often comes with a social stigma attached. Cliffside Malibu instantly removes that blocker by boasting a clientele listing that includes some of the biggest names in the music and movie industry. Patient confidentiality is of the upmost important to staff and personal information is never disclosed. This leaves patients free to gain the recovery needed and start building a new life without the fear of a social press conference being held at the same time.

For additional information on the full range of services for Cliffside Malibu, please feel free to visit the website at cliffsidemalibu.com or via email at admissions@cliffsidemalibu.com. All information will be kept confidential.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu provides full scale treatment programs for a wide range of addictions. Staff is professional and discreet in dispensing the best course of action that serves an individual need to ensure the right course of action is taken the first time around. This ensures a successful second start to life in a healthy, happy, non-addictive manner.

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Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Provides A Second Chance Start To Life

At some point in time, everyone feels as if their life is spiraling out of control. In that split second moment, each person scrambles for that person or place that will help get them back on their feet and face life again. Cliffside Malibu alcohol rehab program provides that helping hand for alcoholics to reduce a dependency on alcohol and make a fresh start.

Research indicates that approximately 50% of driving accidents are caused by a drunk driver behind the wheel. Some of those impaired drivers will need a car accident to wake up and realize that they have a problem. Others may turn up their nose at the mere thought of someone getting behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink needing an accident as a wake up call. For the Cliffside Malibu alcohol rehabilitation center, this situation is seen as a cry for help.

Staff at Cliffside Malibu maintains a professional approach to assisting alcoholics with treatment. There is no judgment or disapproving stares in this drug detox program. Personnel are technically equipped with the best tools needed to help an alcoholic pinpoint the root of the problem and make that all important first step towards recovery.

Cliffside Malibu is a full service treatment program providing alcoholics with a safe place to engage in drug detox to reclaim their lives. Before entering into a rehabilitation program, there are several things that need to be considered to ensure a person obtains everything out of the treatment program. First and foremost a patient must be willing to admit that there is a problem and open to seeking a solution for that addictive problem. Alcoholism is just one of the many addictions that the center treats.

Upon arrival patients will see breathtaking views of the ocean as the treatment facility lies just outside the Los Angeles area. Patient rooms are equipped with the comforts of home without including too many luxuries that may detract from the Alcohol Rehabilitation treatment focus. Amenities include gourmet meals, laundry service and transportation off center grounds as needed.

The Alcohol Rehab Program focuses on several aspects of treatment for each individual. Each aspect of the program coordinates with one another to ensure that patients are receiving the best possible treatment for their alcoholism. Aspects of treatment include therapy in both an individual and group setting. Physical and psychological components of the patient are also taken into consideration.

There is often a social stigma associated with receiving treatment for alcoholism. Cliffside Malibu removes that factor by boasting a clientele listing that includes politicians, movie stars and musicians. All patients receive the same confidential services regardless of what their social status is on the outside world. Staff is experienced, professional individuals that have patient success and best interests at heart at all times.

Everyone needs a safe place to come when addiction rules their life. Cliffside Malibu works to be that place for every addict. Staff does not pass judgment on the lifestyle choice that brings a patient to their front door. Instead a healthy way to make a fresh start is sought after together. For additional information on the full range of addiction treatment services that Cliffside Malibu offers, please feel free to contact the facility at 1-800-501-1988. They can also be reached on the internet at www.cliffsidemalibu.com or via email at: admissions@cliffsidemalibu.com.

About Cliffside Malibu: Cliffside Malibu provides full scale treatment programs for a wide range of addictions. Staff is professional and discreet in dispensing the best course of action that serves an individual need to ensure the right course of action is taken the first time around. This ensures a successful second start to life in a healthy, happy, non-addictive manner.

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Individual Addiction Treatment Plans Are Hallmark Of Cliffside Malibu

The experienced staff at Cliffside Malibu drug rehabilitation center all have one thing in common: the treatment and well being of each resident.

Located north of the white sands of Zuma Beach, Cliffside Malibu not only boasts a breathtaking, 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, but also a staff of highly experienced and caring individuals whose common goal is to successfully support people with drug and alcohol addictions through rigorous treatment plans and usher them back to their normal lives. At Cliffside Malibu, this means ensuring individually personalized drug treatment, specific to the needs of each resident.

Most of Cliffside Malibu’s residents lead normally upscale lives, and can readily manage to pay $63,000 a month for drug rehabilitation in one of the most lavish treatment centers in the United States. The philosophy at Cliffside Malibu is to treat, not penalize, the residents they serve.

To this end, the facility has spared no expense in its simple, yet grand style of architecture right down to its tasteful, sophisticated accommodations and amenities present in each resident room, lounging areas, dining room, patios, pool and surrounding grounds of the property.

However, these spectacular outward signs of luxury do not imply any degree of ease when individual drug treatment plans are administered. The ways in which this is done is the hallmark of Cliffside Malibu’s success as a prominent drug treatment center. Meticulous one-on-one care underlines all medical and psychological approaches and treatments.

From the time a potential resident calls to ask questions about the facility, a staff member initiates a “relationship” with this person. This communication may guide specific future care issues based on the caller’s personal and individual needs and concerns.

When a resident arrives at Cliffside Malibu to check-in for treatment, they are assessed clinically and psychologically and matched with their own primary therapist who will be their support base throughout their stay.

The doctors, therapists, counselors, resident supervisors, right down to chefs, dieticians and culinary staff, all want an individual in drug treatment to succeed. They know how to do this by crafting amenities and treatment plans to meet the needs, desires and comforts of each individual in attendance.

In many cases, staff professionals treat a resident for more than one addiction and/or psychological issue, or dual diagnose. This occurs in patients with substance abuse/addictions and a concurrent emotional or psychological condition.

Cliffside Malibu is a licensed, dual diagnosis facility that uses traditional and non-traditional types of treatment and therapy including acupuncture, massage and yoga, herbology, equine therapy, and group and family programs. Other treatments can consist of detoxification, “life assessment”, spirituality, behavioral therapy, the 12-step program, art therapy, journal writing and more.

Dual diagnoses are a unique component of a resident’s stay at Cliffside Malibu. Assigned therapists are alert to any and every nuance associated with dual diagnoses as they diligently monitor any changes in patient behavior, which may compound the duality of illnesses.

The familiar comforts, which certain patients expect, are generously provided so that a patient’s focus on treatment and recovery is prime and immediate.

Before recommending or administering programs for specific addictions, personal details and circumstances of a patient’s life are explored. Personal counselors and therapists who specialize in treating a particular addiction will individually work with a patient throughout their stay and adapt treatment components to suit that patient.

Cliffside drug treatment center specializes in interventions, alcohol addiction, cocaine and heroin addiction, pharmaceutical, methamphetamine and opiate addiction, gambling and porn addiction, eating disorders, depression and dual diagnosis.

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Treatment Of All Kinds Of Addictions In Cliffside Malibu

More and more American are suffering from addiction. Addiction comes in a variety of forms – drugs, alcohol, depression, and even pornography. Cliffside Malibu and its team of qualified experts in the form of group leaders, psychiatrists, and a great staff of chefs and other rejuvenating services, are there to help people who are truly seeking help, to get that help in their state of the art luxury facility. Addiction is on the steady increase in this country due to the economy, life, and other stressful factors.

Instead of working with their stress, many Americans turn to forms of addiction for help instead of dealing with it in an enlightened way that is positive and life affirming. Cliffside Malibu is there to change all that. Cliffside Malibu’s goal is to help those who want help themselves, turn away from their addiction and cope with life. Cliffside Malibu is the place to go for addiction treatment.

It’s easy to get taken in by false treatment centers that take your money; just plain don’t work; don’t have the services you need – or do not treat you as a whole person. The latter is key to getting better. Cliffside Malibu offers patients everything that they need to fully recover as a whole person and reclaim their lives, their jobs, and their families, from the insinuating illness that is addiction.

Cliffside Malibu is set in sunny Malibu, in lovely Southern California. The center boasts chefs, gourmet cuisine, great furniture, helpful and soothing décor, and of course, spectacular views of the sea. Patients staying at this rehab resort can enjoy great views and a good climate during their recovery. Addiction is hard and getting over it is even harder. Being surrounded by beauty and comfort makes the whole process easier and helps patients focus on the problem at hand, whether it is their alcohol rehab, treatment for drug addiction, or other addiction related illnesses. Patients can enjoy leisure services, gourmet meals from the staff, holistic treatments – all in a welcoming, caring environment. This is a boon in helping them to recover.

Using dual diagnosis, a holistic, whole-body, whole health diagnosis system that is an integral part of addiction treatment – Cliffside Malibu seeks to find out the whole problem and treat not just the addiction but the whole person so that they can be free from their addiction and heal the cause of the addiction at the same time. Addiction and its recovery must involve the whole person. Cliffside Malibu treats the whole person, not just the addiction.

In a recent blog post they stated: “The best alcohol rehab center is that which gives patients a fresh start in life. That might sound clichéd, but the plain fact of the matter is that alcohol rehab can only succeed when it helps an alcoholic remake themselves and their world. Alcohol addiction, after all, is a thoroughly devastating disease. To overcome it demands a thoroughly holistic sort of recovery, driven by an alcohol addiction treatment program designed to help an alcoholic get better from the inside-out.”

Cliffside Malibu also boasts a highly trained staff of psychiatrists, group leaders and other professionals, to help people through the long road to recovery. They also have highly trained staff that helps their patients after they have left Cliffside Malibu, to make sure that people can take back and keep their lives from the perils of addiction. Aftercare is a critical factor in continuing patient care. Addiction is tough, but the addiction treatment program at Cliffside Malibu is tougher.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact cliffsidemalibu.com.

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Cliffside Malibu Opens For Drug Detox And Other Addiction Treatments

At Cliffside Malibu, they firmly believe that to be successful in addiction treatment, each patient’s individual circumstances must be considered and accounted for. They use programs that are targeted at specific addictions, but their counselors and therapists will work closely with a guest during all stages of their stay and tailor the treatment to their needs, making any adjustments required to ensure that they succeed. They employ a range of traditional and alternative treatments in their programs including personal, group and family counseling, herbology, massage, yoga and acupuncture.

Their staff members are experts in their fields and they have drawn deeply on their experience to design effective programs for a wide range of addictions and disorders, including: alcohol addiction, cocaine addiction, heroin addiction, dual diagnosis, gambling addiction, eating disorders, interventions, drug rehab, pharmaceuticals addiction, methamphetamine addiction, opiates detox, porn addiction and depression. The list is long and their experience wide.

The alcohol rehab program at Cliffside Malibu offers hope for alcoholics and their families. Their staff draws upon a wealth of experience in successfully treating alcohol dependency, using group, family and individualized psychological/emotional therapy in addition to alternative treatment methods such as yoga and acupuncture. Their alcohol rehab program has been developed by experts to counter the effects of long-term alcohol abuse and to give their patients the best chance to beat alcoholism.

Individual attention is critical, so every patient is assigned to a primary therapist on admission, ensuring that he or she receives valuable one-on-one time and that treatment is constantly monitored and adjusted as required to meet his or her unique needs. The premises at Cliffside Malibu are second to none, with a luxurious beachfront location that boasts a long list of amenities, including: Gourmet meals, ocean vistas, well-appointed rooms, access to a wealth of recreational and relaxation activities, an exclusive location that ensures privacy and security and discrete staff.

Their residents are comfortable, relaxed, healthy and worry-free during their stay, allowing them to concentrate on their recovery. When in-residence treatment is completed, an after-care program is provided to prevent sliding back into old habits and they also offer counseling and services for family members.

Cliffside Malibu is no ordinary alcohol rehab center, that’s for sure. Cliffside Malibu can empower you to overcome your alcoholism. They are aware of all the programs and methods out there and they know what works, and what doesn’t. Their therapists and counselors are experts in the treatment of addictions and have successfully treated people for alcohol dependencies for years; they understand what guests are going through and will spend the time needed to make their stay a successful one.

They have the staff, the programs, the facilities and the experience. If a person or their loved one suffers from an alcohol dependency, seeking out treatment is the biggest and most important decision that individual can make. Guests at Cliffside Malibu can beat their addiction and concentrate on regaining what they may have lost as a result of it. They will get sober, improve their health, get their career on track and take back their life. If a person isn’t living their life to the fullest, then that’s no kind of living at all.

And remember – their selection process for their doctors, nurses, and therapists is as meticulous as the one for their personal trainers, massage therapists, chefs and residential advisors. They do this to ensure that their clients have successful recoveries that last for the rest of their lives. If recovery is sought here, rest assured that it is the best possible place that can be found to help a human being back into life and love.

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Who Is Pee Dee?

The recent Frontline special “My Father, My Brother, and Me” explored the effect that Parkinson’s disease (PD) has on the children of PD patients, a topic also explored in a recently published book by Parkinson’s in the Park founder Kay Mixson Jenkins.

Ms. Jenkins was diagnosed with PD at the age of thirty-four and has been an advocate for research and patient support since. Her book, Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child, addresses the impact the disease has on the relatives of those with PD—especially their children.

Talking with a child about a disease that manifests itself through physical symptoms can be difficult because of the mental toll it also takes on a family. It’s a conversation that more and more people are having with their kids. More than six million people worldwide have been diagnosed with PD, and one in ten patients diagnosed are under the age of fifty.

In Who Is Pee Dee?, Ms. Jenkins uses a stuffed Panda bear named Pee Dee and a boy named Colt to answer many of the most common questions that kids have about the chronic illness:

• What is Parkinson’s disease?
• Why is Mommy or Daddy upset?
• What can I do to help?
• Why is Mommy moving slowly?

“As I’ve gotten older,” says Ms. Jenkins, “the disease has progressed. There will come a day when I’ll have to use a cane or a wheelchair, but I am determined to make my grandchildren proud of their ‘Muffin.’ I’m not going down without a fight.”

Ms. Jenkins says that it is crucial for people living with Parkinson’s to have resources to help them adjust to their new lives. Who is Pee Dee? includes pages of resources for adults, including websites, support groups and more.

Kay Mixson Jenkins is the Georgia state co-coordinator for the Parkinson’s Action Network, leads the Effingham County Parkinson’s support group and was selected as a Parkinson’s patient advocate for UCB, Inc.

For more information, contact the author directly via kmj@parkinsonsinthepark.org.

(Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child by Kay Mixson Jenkins; illustrated by Richard Morgan; ISBN: 978-0-9819129-0-5; $12.95; 33 pages; 8” x 8”; hardcover; UCB, Inc.)

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GlassesUSA Helps Customers During the Economic Crisis

As the economy slips from bad to worse, many Americans put major purchases on the back-burner and hold off on massive investments until a sale arises. As the economy slips from bad to worse, many Americans put major purchases on the back-burner and hold off on massive investments until a sale arises.

Unfortunately, health care has become one of the major investments that Americans do not want to sink their money into. GlassesUSA is aiding people all across the United States during the latest economic crisis by making eyeglasses affordable as vision care has generally be regarded as a luxury – even in times of economic prosperity.

GlassesUSA is hoping to change the world of vision care and eyeglasses by providing customers with “quality eyeglasses at affordable prices” and with the best possible customer service. The cooperative group has turned into an organization committed to philanthropy and education.

It is always reaching out to its customers with new and innovative ways to save money.

Across America, most optical stores mark up their eyeglasses from 300% to 3000%. A pair of eyeglasses that would cost about $15 (US) to make can cost upwards toward $350-$400 (US).

Many chain stores that sell eyeglasses will contest this amount but insiders in the optical industry agree that a 400% mark up is indeed the correct number. Normal markup is 50-75% to cover the costs of the frame, some overhead, and a set percentage for profit. However, designer frames – which are generally the most sought-after – cause a massive jump in cost creating a domino effect that makes no name brands more expensive.

The cost of prescription eyeglasses does not always include the cost of the eye examination. What most Americans do not know is that when you get an eye exam, your eye doctor must – by law – give you a copy of your prescription when you leave the office. GlassesUSA can then fill the prescription online and send you your classes within a weeks time.

Committed to providing customers with discount eyeglasses, GlassesUSA offers discounts to various universities, colleges, military personnel, union members, organization members, and customers who search the internet for deals. They also work in conjunction with the Unionville Lions Club in a partnership that helps preserve sight for those living in impoverished regions of the world. Customers can simply send an old pair of eyeglasses to the Unionville Lions Club – specifying they would like purchase new eyeglasses with GlassesUSA as part of this deal – along with their email address. Once the glasses are received, the customer will receive a discount code good towards their next pair of prescription eyeglasses.

As Americans look for cheaper accessories for their wardrobe, eyeglasses have become aninstant hit for those who do not want prescription frames. Those not wanting to spend $200 (US) on clear-lensed eyeglasses for fashion purposes are turning to the internet andGlassesUSA for help and saving hundreds in the process.

Sunglasses are a popular purchase online as well. Prescription sunglasses can cost around the same as prescription eyeglasses but to add polarized lenses can cost more. GlassesUSA assures its customers that they are getting the best possible deal on sunglasses as they would get on eyeglasses. All sunglasses come with polarized lenses. It is recommended that customers add on the anti-reflective coating to the lenses.

All prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses go through a vigorous “5-stripe” quality assurance process to ensure customers that their glasses have beentested to exceed FDA standards.

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Sign Language Interepreter Services Provided To The Washington DC – Maryland – Virginia Metro Area

Hands In Motion is an ASL American Sign Language interpreting agency, serving the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia Metro area. The company is committed to, not only providing highly qualified sign language interpreters, but finding the best fit for both client and interpreter. All of the interpreters have been carefully screened, and are well versed and strictly follow the RID Interpreter’s Code of Ethics. Hands In Motion also offers other therapeutic services as well at the highest standards.

Hands in Motion has been providing the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services for more than 3 years. The interpreters in the database include RID/NAD certified and non-certified professionals. Currently, there are over 25 ASL interpreters in the company database serving the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area and beyond.

Jeremy Mann, the owner of Hands in Motion, is an experienced sign language interpreter who devotes his full time attention to serve his clients. Apart from performing the ASL interpreting, he manages the company business, conducts in house screening and evaluations of all of interpreters, and assigns the most appropriate interpreter to each client.

The Washington D.C. public schools system has been the primary customer for 3 years. Hands in Motion has been providing full-time sign language interpreters to their deaf population.

The dedicated interpreters have not missed one day of the school year. The company also provides interpreters to the Maryland court systems, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Montgomery County Public Schools, and Obama for America in Northern Virginia.

Recently, Hands in Motion has established the company website in order to meet the demand of the services nationally; it also allows the company conducing interpreters’ recruiting around the country.

Hands in Motion strives to provide the highest quality of the job performance coupling with the timely approach. It is the company policy that the interpreter must arrive 15 minutes earlier before starting the assignment so that he or she can become familiar with the new environment and people. They are instructed to observe the rules and regulations closely on the job. He or she is expected to maintain open and frequent communication with other employees. When/if the assigned interpreter cannot make it to the job due to unexpected events, the substitute interpreter is readily at hand to step in. To respond in a timely fashion to the customers’ requests, the phone in requests are answered in 24/7 manners.

Hands in Motion desires to do its best in providing the most satisfactory customer service.

If any complaints about the services arise, the company will address and resolve the issue in a most efficient way, even if it means replacing an interpreter. The company’s usual practice is the preference of making requests 48 hours in advance by the customers but, Hands in Motion has always been able to fulfill the customer’s expectation even in the cases of short notice. This is the strength of the company that shows how flexible the employees can be!

Hands in Motion has more than 25 reliable interpreters in the database, who are capable of providing full and part time interpretation services. The company continues to recruit additional first rate interpreters, adding to the work force in order to handle contracts that require multiple interpreters.

Please visit us online at www.sign-language-intepreters.com or call (877) 310-8389 to learn more about our services and rates.

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Stunning New Treatment Center Helps Those in Need

The panoramic ocean view from one of Cliffside’s balconies is something else. Stylish design, lush landscaping, beautiful trees, endless blue sky, sandy beaches, and the peaceful waters of the Pacific – a resident here sees this every day while taking their alcohol rehab program.

Mouth-watering, healthy, gourmet meals are prepared by their head chef, Cody Cargill. Only the freshest, finest ingredients are used in the preparation of their food, ensuring a nutritious, and delectable dining experience. Whatever a guest’s taste is, their chef and his staff are dedicated to making sure the food served to their residents is the tastiest, healthiest, and most nutritious meal they can get. Experiencing the added bonus of great food can surely aid in recovery here. Cliffside residents are provided nutritious meals by their professional Cordon Bleu chef and full-time kitchen staff. They accommodate all dietary concerns such as vegetarian and vegan diets, kosher needs and food allergies.

Dining at Cliffside is a community experience that everybody looks forward to. Meals are served buffet style and residents are seated informally in their panoramic dining room, with 180 degree ocean views. A guest would be hard pressed to ever find a restaurant with such stunning views and atmosphere.

Physical fitness is an important part of the treatment program at Cliffside Malibu. Their fully-equipped gym includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, weight machines, free weights and access to a personal trainer. Cliffside residents are also encouraged to make use of their heated lap pool. Whether for simple exercise or as a meditative activity, the private and beautiful surroundings ensure a vigorous, enjoyable experience. The large and comfortably furnished dining and living room areas at this alcohol rehabilitation center, give residents more than enough space to freely enjoy dining, social, or recreational activities. Numerous windows let in plenty of fresh air, and provide inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline.

In the evenings and during other periods between treatment and scheduled activities, many Cliffside residents gravitate towards the living room to watch TV, play games, and hang out with new friends. Away from the rigors and demands of treatment, Cliffside residents can relax in their meditation garden. Surrounded by the beauty and aroma of Spanish lavender, this spot is a favorite of many residents.

With plasma TVs, internet access, scented candles, fireplaces, and other luxury amenities available in their comfortable, inviting bedrooms, occupants have the choice of entertainment, ambiance, or both. Another example of the dedication they have to creating a positive, pleasant environment for our residents during their recovery and rehabilitation or while undergoing drug detox.

At Cliffside Malibu, each and every resident bathroom is its own private retreat. Their bathrooms feature separate water closets and are elegantly decorated and appointed with items such as Egyptian cotton towels and boutique soaps. These bathrooms are such that a guest may want to renovate their own bathroom at home, they are so spa-like. And the bedrooms – no expense is spared in decorating and appointing their private bedrooms.

Treatment is a long and rigorous process; as a result, Cliffside ensconces residents in as much comfort and luxury as possible to aid in the recovery process. And, one of many places at Cliffside to find relaxation, the West Garden – features beautiful Grandiflora roses, Spanish lavender and local wildflowers – many of which find their way inside to decorate the house. Such attention to detail is abundant in this facility. Most hotels don’t have this amount of caring and understanding. This is all fuel for the mind as their gourmet meals and surroundings are food for your spirit and physical body, as well.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact cliffsidemalibu.com.

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Cliffside Malibu Opens – Best In SoCal For Addiction Treatment

Cliffside Malibu is located north of Zuma Beach and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Unlike many treatment centers in Malibu, Cliffside is far removed from the noise and other intrusions that Pacific Coast Highway brings. Occupying almost two acres, Cliffside features privacy, beautiful architecture and decoration, and modern amenities such as plasma TVs and wireless Internet access – making it the perfect setting for primary treatment and/or extended care. They offer tours of this five star alcohol rehabilitation and other addictions facility.

Their alcohol rehab program has been developed by experts to counter the effects of long-term alcohol abuse and to give their patients the best chance to beat alcoholism, while staying in an absolutely stunning facility which is state of the art.

Cliffside Malibu is a renowned drug detox rehab center situated on a private estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The location is ideal for ensuring privacy and freedom from distraction for their patients, as well as providing a calming and relaxed atmosphere to aid their recovery. With a full complement of highly experienced staff, including therapists and counselors who are experts in the treatment of addiction disorders, Cliffside Malibu offers unparalleled drug rehab programs.

Drug addiction is treated at both the physical and psychological levels using programs that are personalized for each patient. Every Cliffside Malibu patient is assigned to a primary therapist who personally monitors their progress and adjusts his or her treatment program to obtain the best results. They offer programs that assist patients in returning to active life and ensure continued success with after-care measures as well as providing counseling to families.

At Cliffside Malibu, they offer two comprehensive programs – primary treatment and extended care – to assist their clients in achieving lasting sobriety in an alcohol rehab program, or other addiction therapy. Each of their new clients participates in a medical and mental health screening by their staff physician, a clinical therapist and a psychiatrist. These screenings help the guest and their therapist design a unique treatment plan that reflects the needs identified during this evaluation process. A treatment plan identifies specific challenges that the guest and their therapist believe should be addressed during their stay at Cliffside, while it also provides a tool for measuring progress.

Treatment at this five star, high tech facility, goes above and beyond and the surroundings aren’t half bad either. If someone is only thinking about entering a rehab facility for themselves or their loved one, a tour of this place is a definite must. Go to the edge of the cliff and look out at the Pacific Ocean. Sit for a few minutes in one of the deck chairs facing the setting sun. If a stay here is decided upon, this is a thing to look forward to.

After recovery, a former addict here at Cliffside Malibu will appreciate watching the sun rise more, rather than watching it set. Inside or outside the top notch scenery, room furnishings, treatment options and facilities, exercise and entertainment opportunities, will surely aid in recovery. It’s a given that surroundings influence a person’s psyche. Here, a guest gets a head start, as well as a fresh one.

Uplifting physical and mental experiences go a long way towards the road to recovery, and at Cliffside Malibu they give it all they’ve got. Discover this stunning place and decide whether it will suit you either for the present, or in the future.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact cliffsidemalibu.com.

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Cliffside Malibu Is The Best Treatment Center For Addictions On The Coast

With stress levels high in today’s economically depressed world, there is wonderful news about the latest entry into the treatment center world, at Cliffside Malibu. Seek addiction treatment here and you won’t be disappointed. They have personalized therapy programs tailored to meet your needs. If you are wary about privacy issues, they are quite fanatical about maintaining your anonymity.

As a residential facility, Cliffside Malibu offers extended care treatment programs for adults suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, depression and other co-occurring disorders. Their drug treatment philosophy incorporates a variety of clinical components to create a comprehensive, personalized and highly effective addiction treatment program, fine-tuned by their in-house experts to meet the needs of each individual patient. One-to-one patient/therapist interaction is strongly emphasized.

Their world class staff pays attention to you on an individual basis – this is an absolutely first class facility looking more like a five star resort than a treatment center. They also state that they have an unparalleled success guarantee, which is worth looking at. An after-care program enables guests at this alcohol rehab center to succeed. With the facility overlooking the Pacific Ocean the setting boasts a relaxing combination of sunshine, fresh air, lush gardens, sandy beaches and soothing waves.

They value and make use of a variety of philosophies in their treatment plans, allowing a unique degree of flexibility for customizing treatment to suit the specific needs of each of their patients, ensuring the best outcome from the guest’s stay. Components of alcohol and drug rehab at Cliffside Malibu typically include detox programs, individual and group therapy, depression treatment and alternative medicine. Amenities offered there are unparalleled – they have personal trainers, massage, acupuncture, spas, yoga, hiking, swimming, cycling, gourmet dining and, of course, the beach. If alcohol rehab is what you are looking for, this center seems to offer it all. And these are the amenities you’d seek for a luxurious vacation at a tropical resort – rooms are fully equipped with the necessities and luxuries of modern day life.

Reading through the information about their treatment programs, you’ll notice that the word “comfort” appears frequently. There’s a reason for this. It’s an unavoidable fact that some aspects of drug or alcohol rehab can be decidedly unpleasant, or uncomfortable. Recognizing this, Cliffside Malibu has gone to great lengths to make everything else about a patient’s stay as comfortable as possible. Residents of the drug and alcohol rehab center are there to be treated for their addictions, not to be punished for their addictions. They are treated with the respect that they deserve and enjoy the luxuries that help make treatment a positive experience.

Cliffside Malibu know that a little comfort goes a long way on the path to recovery, so they offer residents a wide range of recreational activities (such as hiking and beach walks), the best in food, as well as lavish spa treatments such as facials, manicures and pedicures. There is nothing more relaxing and calming to the soul than a twilight walk on a California beach. The whales may be passing by, dolphins swimming and playing, or sea lions just plain goofing off after a joyous day.

After a lovely walk on the beach a great dinner is in store for the guests at Cliffside Malibu. And, only the best of chefs create these five star meals. If you have had food for your soul, and mind, it’s easier than ever to feel relaxed and looking forward to the next day of your life, where a guest here will get plenty of help to aid them on the road to recovery from addiction.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Cliffside Malibu.

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Premier alcohol and drug rehabilitation program at Vista Bay

In a milestone event, the one-thousandth students has graduated from Vista Bay’s alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.

One thousand students have sought help with overwhelming drug or alcohol dependencies and, after successfully completing the drug treatment program at Vista Bay, most have gone on to lead happy and productive lives. In recognition of the significance of this accomplishment and Vista Bay’s contributions to surrounding communities, a wide range of civic leaders attended the graduation ceremony. Among the dignitaries present were: Gustavo Gonzales (representing Fourth District Supervisor of Santa Cruz County, Tony Campos), Aimee Mangon (Prevention Program Member for the City of Santa Cruz) and Mariaelena Tantalo (Neighborhood Services Manager for the City of Watsonville).

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors honored Vista Bay with an official Proclamation. Notable among the points in the Proclamation was recognition for Vista Bay’s community involvement is its “crucial role in educating youth and eradicating drug use by participating in local events and activities.” Other examples of leadership in the fight against substance abuse were cited including: support and assistance provided to the Santa Cruz County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, delivering drug education lectures to over 2,500 children in the Central Coast and Northern California regions, participation in the Watsonville High School Sober Graduation Night, and a series of testimonials by program graduates to the Santa Cruz Meth Project.

The students of the graduating class were understandably excited to be the focus of the gala ceremony. Completing the program means they have the opportunity to turn their lives around, and one of the students would boast that milestone number one thousand on their certificate.

For further information about Vista Bay and the recent graduation of the one-thousandth student from its alcohol and drug rehabilitation program, or for additional information about Vista Bay’s Santa Cruz area community involvement projects, please contact: 1-800-556-8885.

About Vista Bay:
Vista Bay launched its drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in 1992, in Bonny Doon, California. Established to help people suffering from chemical dependencies, with the goal of freeing them and their families from the devastation of drug or alcohol abuse, the program has proven to be extremely effective. Launching with “word of mouth” access, ongoing success necessitated the relocation of the residential treatment program to a larger campus above Watsonville. Vista Bay’s program now graduates 150 clients yearly and has grown to include a center in Placerville with a new center planned for South Lake Tahoe.


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There Are Pearls In The Pain of Every Experience

Former Child Bride/Teenage Wife/Mother Realizes the American Dream: You Can Make It if You Try. Dr. Trevicia Williams’ stirring bounce back book, There Are Pearls In The Pain of Every Experience: Spiritual Truths about Life’s Experiences (ISBN: 0-9743519-0-3), cuts to the chase about her life as an African American teenager in an arranged marriage to a man of European descent in the United States. It’s about currents of faith, hard decisions and perseverance and ways to bounce back from near life shattering experiences.

Trends in the United States show Mississippi as the state with the highest rate of teenage pregnancies. However, Houston (Texas), the fourth most populous city in the U.S. is probably the last place one would expect to find a 13 year old African American girl facing discussions about an arranged marriage, and, at 14 years of age in an arranged marriage to a man of German descent 12 years her senior. That’s exactly where Dr. Trevicia Williams’ arranged marriage happened, and, at the age of 15 she became pregnant and gave birth to her daughter just before her sixteenth birthday.

How she survived an incredible start is in There Are Pearls In the Pain of Every Experience: Spiritual Truths about Life’s Experiences. It’s about being caught between childhood and forced adulthood, and having to make some very difficult choices: Taking high roads out of some very low places. Dr. Williams takes readers on a subtle journey between having to create a support system, being a child herself while being a responsible parent to her child. It’s about faith and adversity and Dr. Williams’ use of inner strengths. “I’m amazed when I hear the life stories of young women auditioning for shows like True Beauty and American Idol. Success requires an awareness of inner strengths and greatness, and, it is during the moment of decision that the course of life is determined, or, at the very least, the next experience” says Dr. Trevicia Williams.

About the Author
Dr. Trevicia Williams is a psychologist, trainer and speaker with over a decade of academic studies in human behavior. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston-Downtown, Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Doctorate degree from Walden University. Dr. Williams’ passion for helping women optimize their potentials takes her into community based organizations speaking to girls and women about overcoming adversities. It also inspires her to travel across the U.S. with motivational, inspirational and educational conferences. Dr. Williams is a woman of titanium faith: Although Lakewood Church of Houston, Texas, Pastor Joel Osteen, is the church that she still calls her “home church,” she also enjoys worship at Northland Church, where Dr. Joel Hunter is the Senior Pastor, community in Orlando/Longwood, Florida.

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The launch of the health site OmegaLifeLine.com boosts about all the health benefits of omega fatty acids and essential oils.

With consumer trepidation, it is great to see a site so dedicated to exploring the real health benefits of essential fatty acids. History tells us that during a weakening economy many people will suffer from poor eating habits as their buying patterns change.

Families will choose more budget conscious meals which may mean that they will save money in the short run, however if we take a step back and look at the long term picture it could equate to a more significant loss in the future.

As individuals health worsens (the culprit being a poor diet), society can expect to see a greater strain on an already taxed medical system. These individuals put themselves and their families at risk of more serious ailments. Diseases which could drastically reduce or end a families income.

Education is power and Omega Life Line is poised to educate men, women and teens about the necessity of consuming ‘healthy fats’. The modern diet is extremely unbalanced in the ratio of omega 3’s to omega 6’s. And that is a very dangerous and avoidable position for any person to be in.

Creator of the site Samantha Criddle explains, “everyday people are looking for miracle solutions to cure all their problems and sometimes it’s simpler than what they expected. The health benefits of omega oils are tough to ignore”.

What many people don’ t realize is that the body cannot manufacture the essential fatty acids that it requires to maintain proper body health and function. And that’s where people get into trouble. In understanding where to source healthy, nutrient rich omega oils, people can empower themselves and realize a healthier lifestyle.

For more information on omega oils we invite you to visit www.omegalifeline.com.

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Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in the improvement of public health, all over the world, through their various access to medicine programs

Pharmaceutical companies ratchet up access to medicine programs in poor countries

Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in the improvement of public health, all over the world, through their various access to medicine programs.

France-based pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis, which also has offices in U.S., runs Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a program that it says bring together pharmaceutical companies, doctors, community groups, doctors, and patient advocacy organizations to ensure vulnerable populations have access to medicine.

Norvatis, while acknowledging the issue of access to medicine is complex, partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) and nongovernmental organizations in access to medicines programs it runs in developing countries.

Johnson & Johnson runs a website (Access2wellness.com) and a call center for middle income families in the U.S. who might be in need of their access to medicine programs. The company also runs access to medicine programs in developing countries where it has operations.

GlaxoSmithKline says it’s one of the few pharmaceutical companies researching and developing drugs and vaccines for three diseases the World Health Organization feels receive less or no attention from the pharmaceutical industry: HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. “We look for innovative ways to increase access to medicines,” says the company on its website.

“A few widespread and life-threatening diseases lack effective treatments, while for many others (such as malaria) existing treatments are becoming less effective due to drug resistance,” Adds the company.


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7 Tips of Fighting Eye Wrinkles and Fine Lines Effectively and Some of the Best Eye Creams Do Work

Fine lines reveal the secret of a person’s age. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive and fragile. Do not wait until you have fine lines and wrinkles to start using eye creams. It is difficult to eradiate fine lines and wrinkles after their emergence. Taking preventive measures – apply an eye cream that delivers anti-aging and firming functions sooner is the best way to fight eye wrinkles.

Generic and lifestyle aside, half of your success of preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles relates on choosing the appropriate anti-aging eye cream, and the rest is how to apply an eye cream correctly.

Protecting the eye skin area by coating it with the appropriate eye care products daily and nightly are the basic steps. When applying an eye cream, do not indiscriminately wiping or spreading it over the eye skin area. It is necessary to use a correct method to help the eye cream to penetrate into the skin effectively.

Tip 1
Understand your skin type and do some research before buying an anti-aging eye cream on whether its ingredients are appropriate to your skin. This helps the skin care ingredients to address the problems of the skin more effectively and the possibilities of irritation and inflammation can be greatly reduced.

Tip 2
Pick an anti-aging eye cream with sufficient amount of active ingredients. The effectiveness of reducing wrinkles and fine lines depends on whether the active ingredients (e.g. high strength ascorbic acid, growth factor, peptide to name a few) work on your skin and penetrate into your skin with sufficient amounts.

Tip 3
Start with the lowest possible concentration of active ingredient. Before trying the eye cream on the eye skin area, apply it on the neck first. If no irritation occurs in 24 hours, you can apply it to the eye skin area. After 2 weeks, you can consider increasing the strength if needed.

Tip 4
Cleanse the skin before applying any products. Apply the eye cream when the skin is still moist. Using heat of the fingertip to warm the eye cream, and then use the middle finger to gently press the eye cream on the eye skin area.

Tip 5
Spend a few minutes every day for a deep massage over the eye skin area. Not only can it enhance ocular circulation, but also reduce the appearance of dark circle and puffiness.

Tip 6
Apply a non-comedogenic sunscreen on the eye skin area during the day time.

Tip 7
Do not apply acne products on the eye skin area. Also do not apply too many eye care products on the eye skin area at one time.

Best Eye Creams Recommendation? No problem,

1. Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum contains a concentrated form of amino-peptide complex that hydrates to firm and visibly lift skin around the entire eye area. Skin’s natural glow will be restored and skin is left feeling velvety smooth.

2. Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy
Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy Cream (for mature skin) is consisting of unique combination of human growth factors, matrixyl, retinol, and ginseng extract to ensure complete care for the skin surrounding the eye area. An “Eye Lift in a Bottle”, Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy helps fight fine lines, wrinkles and under eye bags while moisturizing and firming the delicate skin around the eyes.

3. Ultraceuticals Dark Circle Eye Cream
Ultraceuticals Dark Circle Eye Cream (for dark circle) contains pure retinol and vitamin K to significantly reduce the appearance of discolouration under the eyes.

4. Valmont Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux
Valmont Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux (for puffiness) is enriched with decongestive green tea and arnica extracts and draining Red algae and caffeine extracts to: lift the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, remove dark circles and unsightly puffiness.

Contact Details: skinsolution@hush.com

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