The Taynor Group – “Why You Need a Mobile Website” – (404) 462-0129

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Level 3 First Aid at Work – 3 Days – London 22/09/2014

Level 3 First Aid at Work – 3 Days – London 22/09/2014
Event on 2014-09-22 09:00:00

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work – 3 Days

This course is run over 3 consecutive days at the same venue

This qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work, within industry who wish to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Subjects covered include Incident Management, Casualty Head to Toe Survey, CPR, Minor Injuries, Major Illnesses, Head and Chest Injuries, Suspected Spinal Injuries, Burns and Scalds and Sudden Poisoning.

This course will be run in London, with details of the exact venue being sent out to delegates 7-14 days prior to the date.

at The London Bridge Experience and the London Tombs
2-4 Tooley Street London Bridge London
London, United Kingdom

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Longevity Medicine Online Educational Company Sees Record Growth

Florida (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Online Educational Company for Doctors 2014 USA

MIAMI, FL, Longevity is Life, USA announced this morning record growth for the second quarter of 2014. A major player in online educational courses for the medical market, Longevity is Life spokesperson Dr. Nataliya Chekalska, the companys Scientific Director, said: Our outstanding growth is the direct result of our professional support team providing excellent customer support and assistance in a complex and sometimes confusing arena of healthcare knowledge. Dr. Chekalska continued, Longevity is Life trains doctors using the latest methods of online education, allowing doctors to receive a complete professional certification with minimal time and expense. The companys online courses work hand-in-hand with a whole new level of LIVE clinical support that has been responsible for its extraordinary results. As a direct result, the Longevity is Life,USA customer base is increasing consistently on a month by month basis.

Longevity is Life, USA specializes in online educational courses for Longevity Medicine Professionals, which is one of the most scientifically proven and fastest growing medical specialties, gaining rapid and widespread acceptance among doctors and patients as a framework for cultivating lifelong habits for healthy living. In addition, Longevity Medicine, USA allows doctors increase their cash incomes and decrease their dependence on third party insurance.

Longevity is Life, USA is one of the leading alternative educational service providers for doctors in the USA today.

Fully regulated, specializing in providing complete educational programs for doctors, Longevity is Life, USA is one of the leaders in online educational services. Outstanding support; unrivaled free one-on-one training in treatment and laboratory testing protocols approved by the industrys leading professionals; the latest proven scientific information; all necessary patient care templates along with the highest level of professional service is what doctors can expect from us, said Dr. Chekalska, spokesperson for the company.

Today, our services are available throughout the United States and in a growing number of international markets. Longevity is Life, USA continues to lead the way toward the future of high quality online education and follow-up support services thanks to its team of dedicated professionals.

What is Longevity Medicine?

Longevity Medicine is the pinnacle of biotechnology joined with advanced clinical preventive medicine. The specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong a healthy lifespan in humans. As such, Longevity Medicine places an emphasis on disease prevention versus disease treatment. The Longevity medical model aims to both extend lifespan as well as prolong healthspan the length of time that we are able to live productively and independently.

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White House Appoints 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows

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Farallon Islands Whale Watching – Saturday, September 27, 2014

Farallon Islands Whale Watching – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Event on 2014-09-27 08:00:00


 Thank you for reserving a space on an Oceanic Society Farallon Islands trip departing from San Francisco. This email confirms your reservation, and provides important details about your trip including our Weather Status number. You should call the weather status number on the morning of your trip for updated departure information. Please read the entire packet and if you have any questions prior to your trip, please call our office at 415-256-9941 Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The office is not open on Sundays.

 Please read this document carefully and forward to all members of your party.

Check-in Time:           7:30 a.m for 8:00 a.m. departure (1/2 hour before departure)

Trip Length:                8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trips depart promptly as scheduled  

Vessel:                      Salty Lady -56’ Coast Guard Certified fishing Boat

Departs From:                  Two departure points possible: see information directly below

DEPARTURE: Because our boat berths in Sausalito, you have the option of boarding in Sausalito before the boat picks up passengers in SF. Please note the times for each departure.

  • Sausalito at 6:45 a.m. – Sausalito Clipper Yacht Harbor at 310 Harbor Drive in Sausalito, Berth 106. This option returns to the dock at approximately 5:00 p.m. Map Link: Search: Sausalito Clipper Yacht Harbor
  • San Francisco at 7:30 a.m. – San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor located at 3950 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. Parking is free but space is limited. You will return to this dock at 4:00 p.m. Map Link: Search: SF Marina Yacht Harbor


TRIP STATUS: Trips may be cancelled by the Oceanic Society for any of these reasons:

  1. Hazardous Sea Conditions – on the morning of the trip the Captain will assess sea conditions, specifically offshore wind and waves. If he determines it is unsafe to go out, the trip will be cancelled. Weather offshore can be dramatically different from weather on land. Trip status is not available earlier than the morning of the trip as weather conditions can change overnight. Please call the Weather Status number below on the morning of your trip for an updated trip status. If it is raining, but sea conditions are safe, the trip will still depart. For those of you travelling long distances, we recommend planning an alternate activity in the area in the event the trip has to be cancelled.
  2. Under-subscription – advance notice will be given along with an opportunity to reschedule to another day or receive a refund.
  3. Other acts of God.

 WEATHER STATUS (415) 256-9524

Call after 6:00 a.m. for 8:00 a.m. departure

NO-SHOWS & LATECOMERS: If you are late & the boat departs without you, or you decide not to go out, the entire fee is forfeited and no refunds will be given.

SEASICKNESS: Seasickness is a real possibility as this is a rigorous open ocean trip. We strongly urge that you consult a pharmacist or physician about sea-sickness precautions and adhere strictly to manufacturer’s directions (especially if medication must be taken hours prior to boarding). Be well rested the morning of your trip, avoiding alcoholic beverages the previous night. On the day of your trip, eat a high-protein, non-fatty breakfast. Bring crackers and soda if you anticipate queasiness. Remember, prevention is the only cure! The boat does not turn around due to seasickness.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK: This is a rigorous open-ocean trip. There are inherent risks in being on a vessel on the ocean. Our Naturalist or Captain will speak to you about ways you can ensure your safety, but the boat will be moving with the waves and swells, so please hold on as you move about the boat. You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the potential risks before the trip departs. We appreciate your cooperation and ask that you follow the instructions of the crew and naturalist at all times.

NATURALIST: An Oceanic Society Naturalist will meet you near the stone building at the entrance to the pier. Please do not disturb the Harbormaster as he doesn’t have information about our trips.

EQUIPMENT: Binoculars, sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended. You may also wish to bring a camera with a telephoto lens and a lens cover to protect your camera from spray. Insect repellent is optional. We may encounter non-biting kelp flies at the islands.

PHOTOS: Oceanic Society is always looking for wildlife photos from our trips to share with our followers. If you take photos and wouldn’t mind sharing them (with credit, of course) please send them to our office at           

CLOTHING: Warm layered clothing with a waterproof layer is essential. We suggest a jacket, sweater, hat, gloves, warm socks, waterproof, non-skid boots or shoes and a rain jacket for sea spray, rain or wet fog. Our trips go rain or shine, so be prepared. There is limited seating and not everyone can be in the cabin at the same time.

FOOD and DRINK: Our vessels do NOT have food available. Bring your own snacks and beverages in a day pack. The vessel cannot accommodate coolers or picnic baskets. In an effort to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans, OS suggests that you refrain from bringing single-use plastic water bottles.

If you would like more information about plastics pollution in our oceans, please visit the following websites:

REFUNDS: Reservations are non-refundable unless Oceanic Society cancels the trip for some reason. If you, or a member of your group cannot participate due to illness or other emergency, you may give or sell your tickets to another party. The bonus Farallon Island DVD is not included with any trip refunds. In no event shall our liability exceed the obligation to refund the amount you paid to us.

RESCHEDULING: If you need to reschedule your trip for some reason, please call or email the office at 415-256-9941 or You may only reschedule within the same season.

RETURNED CHECKS: There is a service charge on all returned checks.

RESTRICTIONS – AGE LIMIT & PREGNANCY: Unpredictable sea conditions, seasickness and trip duration necessitate these restrictions:

  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted on the boat. No exceptions.
  • OS strongly recommends that children wear a life jacket on the boat at all times.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If pregnant, the unpredictable movements of the boat could result in a loss of balance. Therefore, we strongly suggest scheduling your trip for another time.

VESSELS: OS primarily uses the Salty Lady for trips, however, in certain circumstances another vessel may be substituted. All vessels carry life vests, are Coast Guard certified, and insured, with limited indoor and outdoor seating.

TURN-AROUNDS: In the unlikely event a trip turns around after departing the dock, Oceanic Society has this policy:

  • Return to the dock within the first 4 hours: a per person fuel charge will be assessed
  • Return to the dock after 4 hours: the trip will be considered complete. No refunds or rescheduling will occur.

GROUP BOOKINGS: If you are the coordinator for a group, you are responsible for distributing copies of this information including CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS and TRIP STATUS PHONE NUMBER to all members of your group.

ACCESSIBILITY: Call 415-256-9941 for wheelchair access information.





at San Francisco Yacht Harbor
3950 Scott Street
San Francisco, United States

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Visitor or Guest: How to Understand the Importance of your Marketing Message

Visitor or Guest: How to Understand the Importance of your Marketing Message
Event on 2014-09-04 08:30:00

Marketing is simple, when you know what you are looking for! The language you use in marketing can be extremely detrimental to your message without you realising it.

Do you really understand how your marketing message makes your valued customers and clients feel about you? Do you truly understand what your perceived benefit is?

What is the indicator to you that you are getting your marketing message right? How will you know if you're not!

How will you gain an understanding of the language of your business and the huge effect this can have. How to get it right!

As a result of this seminar you will identify:
• Getting your message right
• Removing smoke and mirrors; identifying simple messages.
• How to communicate more effectively with your customers
• How to leverage your brand
• What you need, not what you want
• Understanding your business
• How not to waste money on unnecessary marketing.

Speaker Profiles:

Ian Smith – MD Surreal Creative.
Ian started his career as a print finisher and quickly climbed the career ladder away from the shop floor from an estimator to a production manager, a salesman to a business consultant and his first directorship at the age of 37.

Ian set Surreal up 7 years ago armed with vast knowledge and experience of the design and creative industry. Since then Surreal have expanded their operation across Europe and are now truly a global brand agency.

Ian has recently become an accredited Growth Coach with Growth Accelerator and is proud to ‘help ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth’

Jason Hopper – Director Surreal Creative
Marketing & Business Development professional with over 20 years agency and client side experience. Specialist knowledge of CRM programme development branding and online marketing strategy for both B2B & B2C clients.

Specialties: Strategy development, brand management, Marketing & Digital.
Jason has been Director at Surreal for almost 6 years now. Specialising in international branding and communications, creating brands with longevity. Jason has vast experience across both B2B and B2C sectors in Europe, USA and China.

at RMT Accountants & Business Advisors
Gosforth Park Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Drug Adherence, Reduces Health Care Costs, Pitt Study Says

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs for a variety of chronic conditions including diabetes and asthma.

About 70 percent of all Medicare patients get their prescriptions filled at neighborhood drug stores, but pharmacists can do more for patients than just prepare medications, said lead investigator Janice Pringle, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Pitts School of Pharmacy. She noted their training, knowledge and community accessibility perhaps makes them the ideal health professionals to help people learn how and why to take their medications.

This untapped resource could be harnessed and used to improve public health and reduce overall health care costs, Dr. Pringle noted. If people took their medications as prescribed, diabetes would not evolve and worsen, blood pressure would normalize, cholesterol would be reduced dramatically, and the risk for severe health problems, such as heart attack or stroke, would be reduced. Patients would live longer and probably enjoy a higher quality of life.

For the study, dubbed the Pennsylvania Project, 283 community pharmacists were trained at short workshops by PERU staff to ask customers a few quick questions about medication adherence using established survey tools. They also were taught to have a brief dialog with patients whose screening scores indicated they were at risk of not taking their medications as prescribed by their doctors. The conversation might include questions and reassurances about side effects or to request that the patient talk to the pharmacist after taking the medication for a little while to report how they were feeling.

During 2011, 29,042 people had prescriptions filled at 107 Rite Aid pharmacies that implemented the screening and brief intervention approach (SBI) and 30,454 people who went to 111 control pharmacies that didnt use SBI.

The research team then reviewed insurance claims data to evaluate medication adherence with a measure called Proportion of Days Covered or PDC. A PDC of 80 percent, meaning the medication was taken for at least 80 percent of expected period, is considered to be the minimal medication dose needed to achieve the desired clinical outcome. PDC80 values were calculated for both the intervention year and for 2010, the year prior to SBI implementation.

For the five classes of common medications the researchers reviewed, PDC80 rates increased in the SBI group during the intervention compared to the control group, ranging from 3.1 percent for beta blockers to treat high blood pressure to 4.8 percent for oral diabetes drugs. About 75 percent of the net improvement was due to patients who were at high risk for poor medication adherence achieving the PDC80 benchmark after the intervention. Health care costs dropped by $ 341 annually per person for SBI patients taking oral diabetes drugs and by $ 241 for SBI patients taking statins to lower cholesterol.

The cost savings demonstrated by the Pennsylvania Project should draw the attention of many payers to the value of leveraging pharmacists in the community where their members live to improve health and wellness and reduce overall health care costs, said study co-author Jesse McCullough, Pharm.D., director of field clinical services at Rite Aid Corp. This is another area where the value of the pharmacist to the health care system is demonstrated.

High quality medical care is a team sport involving physicians and other providers, nurses, care managers, health plans and well trained pharmacists, said Michael Madden, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Gateway Health Plan, which provided pharmacy claims data for the study. Improving medication adherence rates improves quality, public health and saves money, and this study demonstrates the value pharmacists can add.

The Pennsylvania Project demonstrated that realizing untapped clinical performance value from a network of pharmacies is as much about the ability of a health plan to foster a supportive environment as it is about the ability of a pharmacy to execute an improvement effort, said study co-author Mark Conklin, Pharm.D., vice president at Pharmacy Quality Solutions. The relationship between the two entities, based on shared objectives and continuous learning, is the key ingredient.

Each SBI pharmacy also received monthly PDC-measure feedback reports through CECitys cloud-based performance management platform that allowed pharmacists to gauge their performance relative to peers and helped them identify their population of patients at risk for non-adherence.

The Pennsylvania Project is a perfect example of how a continuous learning health system model can be developed and scaled to improve quality and decrease the cost of patient care, said study co-author Annette Boyer, R.Ph., vice president of business development at CECity.

Arnie Aldridge, Ph.D., of RTI International, also was a co-author of the study.

The project was funded by Pharmacy Quality Alliance.

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