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Goodness Dental Costa Rica

Global Clinic Rating Ranks the Best Dental Clinics in the World

The Official Dental Guide of Costa Rica

Dental Clinic in Costa Rica offers affordable dental care for American patients that can no longer afford quality dental care in the USA.

. “Goodness Dental is one of the top clinics in the world, demonstrating excellence in clinical outcomes, qualitative standards and patient satisfaction.””

— Vladimir Hruda

SAN JOSE, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, May 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — More than 74 million Americans have no dental coverage. In fact, the number of Americans without dental insurance is 4 times greater than those without medical insurance. For more than 182 million Americans, their dental insurance coverage is inadequate to cover their needs. Only 52.9% of adults over 65 have dental coverage. Individuals without dental benefits are more likely to have extractions and dentures and suffer from gum disease. People without dental benefits report higher incidences of other illnesses like heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Those with dental insurance aren’t much better off. Typical dental plans require a 50 percent copay for complicated and expensive procedures like crowns and bridges. If you already have a missing tooth, most dental plans won’t help you. The “missing tooth clause,” disqualifies patients from receiving a replacement tooth if the tooth was missing when you enrolled in the plan. Most dental plans limit coverage to a paltry $1,500 a year. When the average price of a dental implant and crown is more than $6000, these dental plans aren’t much help for the average American.

In 2007, when Patrick Goodness, a Wisconsin-based entrepreneur went to a local dentist for a new crown, he was amazed at the exorbitant prices and wondered how the average American could afford to pay for advanced dental care like dental crowns and implants. After a little research, he ran across some online forums that shared the stories of Americans who were traveling out of the country to save money on dental care. Some crossed the border into Mexico from Arizona, Texas and California. Some got on planes to reputable dental destinations like Costa Rica.

Ready to take a chance, Goodness moved his family with two small children to Costa Rica and began learning about the dental tourism industry in Costa Rica. A few years later, Goodness opened his namesake dental clinic in Costa Rica: Goodness Dental. His promise was simple: Come to Costa Rica and save money on high quality dental care at an American-owned dental clinic. He did something that no other dental clinic had done before. He guaranteed his dental implants for life, and he put it in writing. Almost immediately, beleaguered Americans, looking for affordable dental care, flocked to Goodness Dental in Escazu, a suburb of the capital city of San Jose.

Within one year, his small two chair practice grew into a four chair, 4000 square foot facility with a cutting-edge radiology department, dental lab and lavish reception area with free WIFI and three big screen TVs. “Costa Rica has heaps of average dental clinics,” says Goodness. “My goal was to build a truly great dental clinic that anticipated the needs of our American patients and offered them a highly attentive, patient service-centered experience.”
Patients that walk into Goodness Dental are immediately greeted by the receptionist and offered a cup of gourmet coffee, tea, soda or water. Most patients arrive at the clinic, picked up at the airport or their hotel from a member of the Goodness Dental staff, their eyes glazed over with amazement as they step through the door. When I asked Goodness about the most common expression he sees as patients enter the clinic, he beamed and gestured expressively. “They all say the same thing when they arrive. ‘Wow!’ They just can’t believe that dental clinics like this actually exist,” Goodness says.

The average age of patients at Goodness Dental is between 40-70, however a larger number of younger patients under 40 has begun to arrive, seeking dental implants and cosmetic dental treatments like crowns and veneers to counter decades of neglect and damage from skipping visits to the dentist in the USA. In fact, only 36 percent of American adults are expected to visit a dentist this year.

At Goodness Dental, patients receive a comprehensive treatment plan and pricing estimate from trained patient coordinators before they even purchase their airplane tickets. When patients arrive at the clinic, a full set of digital x-rays and CT scans are taken to help the team of specialists create a final treatment plan that the patient reviews prior to treatment. “The patient has complete understanding of treatment pricing and approves all treatments before we start our work,” says Goodness. “The patient benefits from our complete transparency in pricing, allowing the to budget and save for dental care prior to their arrival. No more guessing or fear about prices.

Dental care in Costa Rica is a bargain when compared to U.S. dental rates. A single dental implant can cost as much as $4000 to $6000 in the USA. The same titanium implant is less than $975 in Costa Rica. A porcelain or zirconia dental crown in New York, Chicago or Denver can cost $1500 to $2500. At Goodness Dental in Costa Rica, this same crown can be fabricated and placed by a skilled prosthodontist for around $500. Patients seeking full mouth restorations or popular All on 4 dental implant procedures at companies like Clear Choice can spend upwards of $60,000. This same procedure in Costa Rica is 60% less, with most quotes for this procedure coming in around $25,000. Some clinics perform these procedures for even less, but patients need to be wary of such low-cost clinics, as they often cut corners by using lower quality materials or using general dentists instead of specialists. Working with an American-owned clinic like Goodness Dental in Costa Rica gives patients the security and assurance of a leading, recognized brand with a fully English-speaking staff.

Goodness Dental is the number one ranked dental clinic in Costa Rica according to CostaRicaDentalGuide.com. Even more impressive is that Global Clinic Rating, an international accreditation organization, ranks Goodness as one of the top ten dental clinics in the world. “Global Clinic Rating reviews more than 126,000 dental clinics around the world,” says Vladimir Hruda, co-founder of the global medical and dental accreditation organization. “Goodness Dental is one of the top clinics in the world, demonstrating excellence in clinical outcomes, qualitative standards and patient satisfaction.”

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Author Opens The Little Cottage House At The BookExpo America 2019

Little Cottage House

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — AuthorCentrix is back at it! Join us as we celebrate our second year as one of the exhibitors at the largest book trade fair in the United States of America – the BookExpo America 2019. Authors, booksellers, specialty retailers, national chains, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more will be attending the event as it is set to shake the grounds of New York City on the 29th of May. BookExpo America is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play part in the publishing industry.

In this year’s big event, author Patricia Zona will be gracing the Fair with her literary piece, a beautiful memoir entitled Little Cottage House: Revolution and Revelations. Zona shares that her book had taken a different turn when a new baby was born. The book accounts the celebration of life, love and friendships. The readers can expect some of the things that the author loves doing: tennis and painting – things that the readers can delightfully do. The book also takes the readers into the author’s love for music and dance – such wonderful gifts indeed.

The team invites everyone to join the Fair and contribute to global success through the most awaited Fair of the year – BookExpo America 2019! See you there!

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Tips for Maintaining Fitness as You Grow Older, explained by Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Everybody dreams of a fit and healthy body but very few people manage to maintain fitness as they grow older. Read on to know what it takes.

Pacific Pain Care (N/A:N/A)

it’s necessary that you keep your mind stress-free and develop a positive attitude towards life. Stressing over petty issues in life can lead you towards depression and other mental issues.”

— Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

CORONA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aging is an inevitable part of living. As we age, we usually develop a few aches and pains, but there are things you can do to stay in shape. Here are some tips to maintain fitness as you age.

While Pain Management with the help of your Doctor can improve your quality of life, you should consider “prevention” in the first place. Fortunately, age is just a number when it comes to maintaining body fitness. Health experts recommend that people of all ages keep a strict check on their body weight and adopt healthy habits so that they remain fit. In the long run, that will reduce the need for medical intervention. Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, who focuses on Pain Management, shares his thoughts in a new article, which is available on his blog at https://sanjoybanerjeemd.home.blog/

It sounds contradictory: As we grow old, we find it difficult to set aside time for exercise and take care of our health. With increasing age, people find it difficult to stay fit and healthy via exercise. Older adults find it hard to maintain body fitness because they feel that their body won’t be able to withstand the strain caused by exercise.

The key to maintaining fitness is persistence and patience. Expecting your body to magically turn muscular and attractive overnight, after one day of healthy eating and moderate exercise, is not reality. For maintaining fitness as you grow older, here are a few simple tips. Don’t give up until you feel a noticeable difference in your body. We promise you will see the results in no time if you follow these tips with all your heart.

Regular Exercise

Exercise is something which can’t be emphasized enough. Experts recommend that people of all ages should focus on including regular exercise of one type or another in their routine. Younger adults can focus on regular strength training and aerobic exercises while older adults should focus more on aerobic exercise and less on strength training. Older adults should not overburden themselves; they should exercise as much as they can bear.

Light Exercise such as Walking and Cycling

For maintaining fitness as you grow older, get in the habit of walking to your destination instead of using a vehicle to get there. If your workplace is near your house, walking to work daily will keep you healthy and fit. Moreover, if you prefer riding a cycle over driving a car, it will keep your legs fit and help you maintain fitness as you grow old.

Eating a Balanced Diet

Your body gains nutrients from the food that you eat and it makes your immune system stronger, helping it fight against bacteria that cause diseases. Eating healthy since a young age will help you maintain your body weight that matches your body-mass index (BMI) and will help you maintain fitness as you grow old.

Quit Smoking

Tobacco smoke contains harmful chemicals that weaken your immune system and body cells. Studies show that a non-smoker exhibits greater stamina and strength as compared to a smoker. Therefore, it’s best to avoid smoking if you wish to maintain a fit body.

The Happiness Factor

To maintain fitness, it’s necessary that you keep your mind stress-free and develop a positive attitude towards life. Stressing over petty issues in life can lead you towards depression and other mental issues. Mental health is as important as physical health to maintain fitness as you grow older.

Remember regular Physical Exams

They say that prevention is better than cure, so you must regularly visit your doctor to reduce the chances of developing diseases that will affect your body fitness. Regular medical checkups include screening tests such as body scans and blood tests which eliminate your chances of developing illnesses.

You can start your journey of maintaining fitness today. Adopt these simple habits by gradually including them in your routine. You can share these tips with your loved ones to help them maintain fitness as they grow older. In the long run, it will improve your enjoyment of life and reduce the need for pain treatment.

About Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, M.D., QME

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee is the Founder and Medical Director of Pacific Pain Care in Wildomar and Corona, California. He graduated medical school from Imperial College, School of Medicine in London, England, and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Rochester, New York. In addition, Dr. Banerjee completed the ACGME accredited Pain Management Fellowship Program at the University of California at Davis.

References

Website: http://www.pacificpaincare.com/doctors
Blog: https://sanjoybanerjeemd.home.blog/
Blog of Pacific Pain Care: https://www.pacificpaincare.com/blog
News: https://medicogazette.com/dr-sanjoy-banerjee
News: https://hype.news/dr-sanjoy-banerjee/
News: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-sanjoy-banerjee
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjoy-banerjee-a57079186/
Doctor Profile: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Sanjoy_Banerjee.html
Article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/medical-doctor-dr-sanjoy-banerjee-starts-blog-pain-related-banerjee
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PacificPainCare
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pacific-Pain-Care-1751511985128467/

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Leading Technology Solution Provider ITsavvy Celebrates 10 Years on Crain’s Largest Privately Held Company List

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault

ITsavvy just announced that, for the tenth year in a row, they have been singled out by Crain’s for its annual Largest Privately Held Companies list.

Making the list each year is something we have come to expect, but never take for granted. We will always be grateful to Crain’s for giving us another opportunity to shine.”

— ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault

ADDISON, ILL., U.S., May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ITsavvy, one of the leading complete technology solution providers in the U.S., just announced that, for the tenth year in a row, they have been singled out by Crain’s for the publication’s annual Largest Privately Held Companies list. During those 10 years, ITsavvy has surpassed 93 organizations on the list, moving up 28 positions in the last year alone.
ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault attributes the company’s sustained growth to many factors including outstanding personnel, strategic expansion into new markets and the continual addition of in-demand technology solutions. “Above all, it’s our dedication to providing client service that far surpasses any of our competitors,” he said. “This has resulted in a growing portfolio of long-term clients.”
Other organizations on the Crain’s list include global companies from a variety of sectors such as technology, retail, commercial real estate, manufacturing and insurance.
Crain's exclusive ranking of the largest privately held companies is based on 2018 revenue. This ranking, while not an exhaustive list of private companies in the Chicago area, is the most comprehensive available. While most information is voluntarily disclosed by the companies, figures estimated by Crain's are derived from various outside sources. The list considers firms in the following Greater Chicago counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (Ill.), Lake (Ind.), McHenry and Will. It also includes headcounts, top executives and additional analysis of industries and companies.
“The first time that we made this list—it was very exciting,” Theriault added. “We had just started experiencing meteoric growth and it was a milestone for us. Making the list each year is something we have come to expect, but never take for granted. We will always be grateful to Crain’s for giving us another opportunity to shine.”
ITsavvy is a leader in tailored, end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and Oak Brook, Ill. The company’s user-friendly website provides concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, Ill., with offices in Chicago’s Loop; Hauppauge, N.Y.; New York, N.Y.; Naples, Fla.; Miami; Indianapolis; Warren, N.J.; Davenport, Iowa; Hayward, Calif.; and Beavercreek, Ohio. Call 855.ITsavvy (855.487.2889), email info@ITsavvy.com, visit www.ITsavvy.com. Visit ITsavvy’s Media Center at www.ITsavvy.com/about/media-center. For media inquiries, contact Jeanna Van Rensselar at Smart PR Communications; 630-363-8081.

Full release at: https://www.itsavvy.com/leading-technology-solution-provider-itsavvy-celebrates-10-years-on-crains-largest-privately-held-company-list/

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CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

CCHR spokesperson for the march, Rev. Frederick Shaw said the protest was needed given the fact that pregnant women, children and the elderly are being electroshocked.

CCHR spokesperson for the march, Rev. Frederick Shaw said the protest was needed given the fact that pregnant women, children and the elderly are being electroshocked.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

Human rights group loudly speaks out for nationwide ban on “torturous” electroshock treatment given 0-5 year olds, pregnant women, elderly, veterans…

Electroshock causes harm, creates brain damage and ruins lives. CCHR has been documenting this for 50 years and we want to see an end to physically damaging practices in the field of mental health.”

— Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger [1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, May 18, to the Moscone convention center where the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) was held. They loudly chanted for the end of electroshock—the passage of up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain causing a grand mal seizure that can result in permanent memory loss and brain damage. CCHR reports that several psychiatrists crossed sides to join the protest, giving a “thumbs up” for a ban and agreeing with placards saying electroshock is “torture, not therapy.”

CCHR spokesperson for the march, Rev. Frederick Shaw, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy and current Executive Director of the Inglewood South Bay branch of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said the protest was needed given the fact that pregnant women, children and the elderly are being electroshocked. He specified that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never demanded shock device manufacturers provide clinical studies to prove the device is safe and effective, and have left them on the market despite one of the manufacturers conceding last year that ECT could cause permanent brain damage. [2]

Following the protest and addressing the opening of CCHR’s world acclaimed Traveling Exhibit on the history of psychiatry’s harmful treatments and abuses, Shaw spoke of a national NAACP Resolution obtained in 2017 that is critical of ECT’s use, especially in children, adolescents and young adults. Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International spoke of how CCHR helped obtain the precedent California law in 1976 that bans electroshock treatment on children and adolescents. “This ban needs to be expanded to all age groups and worldwide,” Eastgate added, “because electroshock causes harm, electroshock creates brain damage and electroshock ruins lives. CCHR has been documenting this for 50 years. We are the voice of patients and families who want to see an end to physically damaging practices in the field of mental health.”

CCHR has already collected more than 68,600 signatures on a petition supporting a ban.

Other speakers included James Sweeney, Political Liaison for the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) and Founder and Managing General Partner of Sweeney and Associates, an advocacy and consulting firm. He also supported a ban on ECT and talked about the history of psychiatry’s racism. Emceeing the Exhibit opening was Fran Andrews, the executive director of CCHR International, joined by Lee Spiller, the head of CCHR Texas, which has the strongest law to date providing protections against ECT, including a report system that records deaths during and up to 14 days of receiving electroshock.

CCHR draws attention to little known facts about ECT:

• Pregnant women, even in their third trimester, are electroshocked despite adverse events that include miscarriage, premature labor, stillbirth, fetal heart problems and malformations. [3]

• Women are 2-3 times more likely than men to receive ECT. Approximately 70% of shock survivors are women and 45-50% are over 60 years old, with 10-15% being 80 years and older. [4]

• Hundreds of U.S. veterans are given electroshock treatment every year, according Veteran Administration statistics. [5]

• ECT adverse effects include cardiovascular complications, stroke, cognitive and memory impairment, prolonged seizures; worsening of psychiatric symptoms and death. [6]

• A July 2018 United Nations Human Rights Council report on “Mental health and human rights,” called on governments to recognize that forced psychiatric treatment, including ECT, are “practices constituting torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment….” [7] A February 16, 2013, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment report defined procedures such as electroshock without the consent of the patient as a form of torture. [8]

• Australian psychiatrist, Niall McLaren wrote that any psychiatrist who says, ‘You need ECT’ is really only saying, ‘I don’t know what else to do.’ I will repeat: No psychiatrist needs to use ECT.” [9]

CCHR is a mental health watchdog group established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and the late professor of psychiatry, Dr. Thomas Szasz from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. CCHR has been instrumental in obtaining informed consent rights for patients and a prohibition of ECT on children and adolescents in California, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and in Western Australia—the latter enforcing criminal penalties, including jail, if electroshock is administered to anyone younger than 14. [10]

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
https://www.cchrflorida.org/cchr-led-hundreds-of-protestors-outside-psychiatric-convention-demanding-a-ban-on-electroshock-treatment/

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Electroconvulsive “Therapy” —The Facts about ECT


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Author Uncloaks The Mystery That Lies Behind The Moon, At The BookExpo America 2019!

What’s Behind the Moon:Volume I of the Third Novel in the Seaville Wildfire Trilogy

VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — AuthorCentrix is back at it! Join us as we celebrate our second year as one of the exhibitors at the largest book trade fair in the United States of America – the BookExpo America 2019. Authors, booksellers, specialty retailers, national chains, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more will be attending the event as it is set to shake the grounds of New York City on the 29th of May. BookExpo America is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play part in the publishing industry.

In this year’s big event, Dr. Leighton J. Reynolds will be gracing the Fair with his fiction novel entitled What’s Behind The Moon: Volume I of the Third Novel in the Seaville Wildfire Trilogy, together with the farfetched and unbeatable members at AuthorCentrix. The festival goers will get to relish the book as it introduces the character of Roger Sterling who sets out on a journey to finding his abducted children. He discovers that the quiet, suburban community of Seaville, California hides a mystery that eventually unfolds right before his naked eyes through a wildfire. The readers will be taken into a thrilling ride into human nature and its increasing complexities.

The team invites everyone to join the Fair and contribute to global success through the most awaited Fair of the year – BookExpo America 2019! See you there!

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“Your Skin: An Internal Organ Problem Indicator,” new article by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Beauty is only skin deep. But not just beauty, your health too is related to your skin, it may indicate deeper health problems. Dr. Tansar Mir explains.

Dr. Tansar N. Mir (N/A:N/A)

… it is of paramount importance that you take special care of your skin along with the rest of the body. It is crucial to regularly check your skin for any unusual sightings or anomalies …”

— Dr. Tansar Mir, Plastic Surgeon in New York

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It has long been assumed that the human skin is merely a barrier responsible for protecting us from harmful external objects. While it is true that the skin is our first line of defense, it is also equally accurate that it performs other more important functions well.

Read the new information article on this subject by Tansar Mir, MD, available on his blog at https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/

Human skin is essentially just a thick layer consisting of dead cells in the epidermal layer responsible for protecting us against different viruses, bacteria, and microbes by acting as a physical barrier against them. However, it also acts as a window allowing us to better understand about what is going on inside our bodies. Certain changes in the skin can indicate towards a potentially serious health issue.

In order to be able to comprehend the signals your skin might be giving you regarding your body’s internal functions, it is crucial to know how to spot these early warning signs on time. This will ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of the health concern and will help prevent any health complications for the internal disease to be successfully treated. In certain cases, the human skin may show specific signs of an internal ailment before the disease progresses and becomes more severe. Similarly, in other instances, symptoms might become visible on the skin long after the disease has already started causing internal damage.

For example, an unusual rash, soreness, itchiness or redness on the skin, which does not react to treatment, can indicate towards skin cancer. If the same rash or sore patch were followed by body ache, fever or joints pain it would be signaling towards an internal infection.

Rashes on top of the feet or on the lower legs, not responding to regional steroids or antifungal creams, can be a symptom of hepatitis C infection. However, not all rashes are symptoms of an internal illness; sometimes, a rash is just the result of an allergic reaction. People often develop a rash from an allergic reaction to a new medicine. If the rash is not your usual allergic reaction rash, it is very important to get it checked. It can be a possible warning sign of DRESS syndrome, the Drug Reaction/Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms.

DRESS can start anywhere from weeks to months after a new medicine is started. Its slow reaction visibility makes it immensely hard to diagnose. The skin can indicate the potential risk of DRESS and thus save us from permanent heart, liver, lungs and thyroid inflammation.

Other medical problems that skin can successfully point out before it is too late are type 2-diabetes, liver failure, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. A smooth, velvety skin rash on the back of the neck’s base or around the forearms, often with a slight discoloration if compared to the normal skin tone, is an indication that the patient might either already be suffering from type 2-diabetes or may be at an increased risk of the disease.

Similarly, for people who are already diabetic, the slightest color change can possibly indicate life-endangering conditions. For instance, for diabetic patients, yellowing skin is a clear indication of liver failure, while bronzing skin is a warning indicator for metabolic problems. Finally, for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), acne along the jawline and the lower portion of the face is a giveaway.

Therefore, it is of paramount importance that you also take special care of your skin along with the rest of the body. It is also crucial to regularly check your skin for any unusual sightings or anomalies. Remember: better be safe than sorry!

About Dr. Tansar Naveed Mir

Dr. Tansar N. Mir is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon in New York. Dr. Mir received his Doctorate of Medicine with Recognition in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine after graduating from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Dr. Mir completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY and his residency/fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group through Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mir is a double board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

References:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tansarmir/
https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/
https://medicogazette.com/dr-tansar-n-mir%2C-ny
https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-tansar-n-mir
https://hype.news/dr-tansar-n-mir/
https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/caught-act-oz-investigates-butt-enhancement-black-market?video_id=4752832053001
https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-bad-butt-injections-helped-manhattan-surgeon-article-1.2260467
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/17/butt-augmentation-reversal-surgery-sophelay-ouk/
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/the-shocking-rise-of-dangerous-and-illegal-black-market-butt-lifts/
https://www.today.com/health/plastic-surgery-mishaps-women-speak-out-about-procedures-gone-wrong-t37291
https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-apos-transformation-back-alley-201020983.html
https://karimagordonfoundation.org/beware-illegal-butt-injections/
https://karimagordonfoundation.org/the-danger-of-butt-injections/
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Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIUivE7mVo
The Doctors Television Show: Earlier this year we met Dakota who was disfigured by black market silicone butt injections. Watch as plastic surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir performs her silicone removal surgery. To see how the procedure transformed Dakota’s life, see this video.

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Stony Brook University: Tansar Mir, MD '04 Plastic Surgeon, Tansar Mir Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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HealthForumOnline Updates Continuing Education (CE) Course on the Psychological Factors in Stalking

The Psychological Factors in Stalking

The Psychological Factors in Stalking

HealthForumOnline Updates its Online Continuing Education (CE) Course for Mental Health Professionals on the Psychological Factors in Stalking

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, mental health professionals can help prevent additional harm to stalking victims, as well as reform perpetrators.”

— Michelle Rodoletz, Ph.D., Director HealthForumOnline.com

JENKINTOWN, PA, USA, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — HealthForumOnline.com (HFO), a nationally-approved (APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED Social Work Board) provider of online continuing education (CE) for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other allied professionals announces recent updates to its online CE course, The Psychological Factors in Stalking: Victim and Stalker Characteristics to their extensive online CE resource library.

Stalking definitions and terms have undergone much refinement and expansion over the past two decades leading to changes in estimates of stalking frequency, research design and ultimately programs aimed at prevention, detection and clinical and legal interventions (e.g., 1-2). Using the current definition of stalking as unwanted contact that is repetitive and experienced as intrusive and/or threatening by the victim, it is estimated that approximately 5.9 to 7.5 million people have experienced stalking in the United States (1-2). Put another way, approximately 14 in 1,000 Americans are stalked in a given year, with 46% experiencing at least one stalking event weekly. Alarmingly, re-examination of earlier data using newer stalking definitions suggest over 1 to 5.3 million Americans are stalked each year (1-2). A recent international study across 12 countries supports the universality of this experience, despite cultural differences (3).

One third of stalkers stalk more than one person at a time, 50% are serial stalkers, and 78% use multiple methods of stalking, in part facilitated by advancing technology (e.g., 4-6). The overwhelming majority of stalking victims have had some form of prior relationship with their stalker (e.g., 7-8). Approximately, 50% of victims report being stalked for one year or less, 15% for 1-2 years, 25% for 2-5 years and 10% for over 10 years – with the average stalking duration lasting 20 months (e.g., 4-8). These statistics reveal how persistent and obsessed a stalker can be.

While stalker characteristics vary, they are generally characterized as rejected, incompetent or predatory in type, the latter associated with criminal history and high rates of violence. Versatile in their methods, stalkers may engage in approach behaviors where they have direct physical or visual proximity to the victim, with or without aggression; and/or prefer to have indirect, yet unwanted, contact with the victim, such as cyber stalking, surveillance, and other means of indirect intimidation and aggression (4).

The burdens to the victim are many from pragmatic (e.g., scheduling, financial expense), to serious physical and emotional harm, at times lethal. Approximately 33% of stalking victims are assaulted and 6% are murdered (e.g., 9). Emotionally, stalking victims and survivors experience long-term disruption and significant psychological trauma, including lost peace of mind, restricted freedoms, escalating fear and depleted coping. Many experience helplessness (40%), depression (56%), sleep disorders (41.5%) or turn to drugs or suicide (25%; e.g., 9). Anxiety disorders such as Stalking Trauma Syndrome and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often emerge.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, mental health professionals can help prevent additional harm to stalking victims, as well as reform perpetrators. For example, comprehensive psychological assessments guide diagnosis among victims and stalkers and help predict violent behavior; risk assessment is a complex, nuanced task that relies on professional judgment and experience along with careful clinical data analysis (e.g., 4-6). Psychoeducational interventions can emotionally and behaviorally “inoculate” victims and reduce behavior in perpetrators. This online CE course provides up-to-date information about assessing psychological injury among victims, assisting law enforcement with risk assessment, and providing clinically relevant interventions to those involved in stalking.

Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other allied health professionals can chose from HFO’s over 20 categories of continuing education (CE) topics related to health psychology and behavioral medicine (i.e., ethics, cancer adaptation, women’s health, cultural diversity, eating disorders, reproduction/sexuality, aging/gerontology, pediatric behavioral medicine, assessment, chemical dependency, chronic/acute illness, clinical intervention, group therapy, infectious disease, long-term care, neuropsychology, pain management, spirituality, LGBT issues) containing over 100 online CE courses that are fast, convenient and cost-effective. All HFO courses are available online or as downloadable PDFs. Participants print their own CE certificates and can review updates for free even after they have completed the CE activity and generated their CE certificate.

For more information on this course or a complete listing of titles in our online CE resource library, visit HealthForumOnline.com.

About HealthForumOnline:

HealthForumOnline.com (HFO) a nationally-approved provider of CE courses by the American Psychological Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Association of Social Work Boards, and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. HFO’s CE Program’s Advisory Committee and authors are comprised of over 60 nationally-recognized experts in psychology and behavioral medicine.

References

1. Owens, J.G. (2016). Why Definitions Matter: Stalking Victimization in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(12), 2196-2226.

2. Miglietta, A., & Acquadro Maran, D. (2017). Gender, sexism and the social representation of stalking: What makes the difference? Psychology of Violence, 7(4), 563-573. doi.org/10.1037/vio0000070

3. Sheridan, L., et al. (2016). Young women’s experiences of intrusive behavior in 12 countries. Aggressive Behavior, 42(1), 41-53.

4. Gerbrandij, J., et al. (2018). Evaluating risk assessment instruments for intimate partner stalking and intimate partner violence. Jourrnal of Threat Assessment and Management, 5(2), 103-118.

5. Hehemann, K., et al. (2017). The reliability and predictive validity of the Screening Assessment for Stalking and Harassment (SASH). Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 4(3), 164-177.

6. Shea, D.E., et al. (2018). The reliability and predictive validity of the Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM). Psychological Assessment, 30(11), 1409-1420.

7. Ring, M. (2018). Clients Who Stalk Mental Health Providers. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 26(1), 31-47.

8. Sheridan, L., & Pyszora, N. (2018). Fixations on the police: An exploratory analysis. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 5(2), 63-74. doi.org/10.1037/tam0000100.

9. Dardis, C., et al. (2019). The psychological toll of unwanted pursuit behaviors and intimate partner violence on undergraduate women; A dominance analysis. Psychology of Violence, 9(2), 209-220.

Michelle Rodoletz, Ph.D.
HealthForumOnline
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Call for exhibitors: Meet the press at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019, the official press event at IFA tradeshow in Berlin

ShowStoppers® invites industry leaders, innovators & start-ups to intro products & services to journalists at ShowStoppers @ IFA, official press event at IFA.

ShowStoppers features product introductions and previews, hands-on demos, and executive interviews for journalists who attend and cover news and new products from IFA.”

— Steven Leon

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK and BERLIN, 20 May 2019 – ShowStoppers® invites industry leaders, innovators and start-up companies to introduce new products and services to hundreds of journalists attending ShowStoppers @ IFA, the official press event at IFA, the tradeshow in Berlin where consumer tech and home appliances meet innovation.

The twelfth annual edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA is scheduled for Thursday, 5 Sept. 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. (1800-2100), Hall 1, Messe Berlin, on the tradeshow fairgrounds, Berlin, Germany.

ShowStoppers features product introductions and previews, hands-on demos, and executive interviews for journalists who attend and cover news and new products from IFA.

The 2018 edition of the press-only event broke all records, with more than 90 companies introducing new products for work, home and play to nearly 1,000 journalists from more than 60 countries.

ShowStoppers tracked more than 1,000 online, print and broadcast news coverage of exhibitors within 15 days of the 2018 edition of the press event, with 3.76 billion online, print and broadcast views, according to Cision, which tracks how media coverage engages audiences.

IFA drives innovation in the consumer electronics and home appliances industries with startups, research laboratories, universities, the world’s leading digital brands for work, home and play, and the companies that design, manufacture and sell the building-block components for future products – from the kitchen to the office, in healthcare, the Internet of Things, automotive and mobile devices and connected services; the smart home, drones, virtual and augmented reality – just in time for retailers and distributors to introduce consumer and business buyers to new products and services for fourth-quarter and holiday sales.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. . ShowStoppers produces events at CES, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; and official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB.

To sign up to meet the press at ShowStoppers press events around the world, contact Dave Leon (dave@showstoppers.com), +1 845 638 3527; or Lauren Merel (lauren@showstoppers.com), +1 908-692-6068, or Jennifer Hall (jennifer@showstoppers.com), +44 7923378991.

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EBERHARD & CO. SPECIAL PREVIEW AT COUTURE TIME

EBERHARD & CO. ALFA ROMEO QUADRIFOGLIO VERDE

EBERHARD & CO. ALFA ROMEO QUADRIFOGLIO VERDE

EBERHARD & CO. CHRONO 4

EBERHARD & CO. CHRONO 4

EBERHARD & CO, NUVOLARI LEGEND

EBERHARD & CO, NUVOLARI LEGEND

Couture-Time Las Vegas, exhibition hosting the most important luxury watch brands and America’s top retail community, in an exclusive and luxurious setting.

The constant research, the innovation and the care for details live in our creations always.”

— Mario Peserico, Managing Director & Barbara Monti, CEO, Eberhard & Co.

NEW YORK, NY, 10162, May 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eberhard & Co. will participate in the 2019 edition of Couture-Time Las Vegas, the great exhibition hosting the most important luxury watch brands and America’s top retail community, in an exclusive and luxurious setting.

On this occasion the Swiss Maison will present, as a special preview on the US market, one of its main novelties of this first half of the year: the new “Quadrifoglio Verde” chronograph, produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces, tribute to the sporting spirit of the historic Italian brand Alfa Romeo.

Certain brands know how to mix technical skills with passion, performance with emotion. These are the ones which have the power to endure, precisely because they push all the right buttons, in the head and in the soul. Alfa Romeo and Eberhard & Co., each in their respective fields, have always shared the same goal: to hit the heart with unique products.

The aim of Eberhard & Co., founded in 1887 and nurtured in the heart of the Swiss watch region, has always been to challenge time, measuring it with relentless accuracy, providing to the worlds of sport, work and leisure instruments which are,
of course, reliable, but also beautiful to look at and to wear on your wrist, with a charm that never fades over time.

For Alfa Romeo, established in Milan in 1910 and become a byword for automotive performance on a global level, the objective has been to create cars that are able to satisfy every possible need: unquestionable performance, reliability, safety, unmistakable style: values which are combined in the symbol of the “Quadrifoglio”, the four-leaf clover, at the same time a lucky charm and an emblem of boldness, which has been the signature for Alfa Romeo’s most sporting models since 1923.

Today Eberhard is dedicating a unique timepiece to the automotive brand, conceived to convey all the technical prowess and style which, for generations, have characterized the products from these two bastions of innovation based on tradition.

The “Quadrifoglio Verde” Chronograph boasts a generous 43mm diameter steel case housing the automatic movement which animates three counters. Of these, the small seconds’ catches the eye first: its reading is given by a hand shaped like the triangular clover emblem. The tachymeter scale surrounding the deep black dial, inspired by the readability of Alfa Romeo’s dashboard instruments, neatly combines all the tradition of Eberhard & Co.’s chronographs with an automotive imprint. The satin-finished bezel and buttons contribute to the stylish balance of the case, which appears sporting and elegant in equal measure.

Come and discover the new Quadrifoglio Verde chronograph!

Eberhard & Co. – Schubert ballroom
Encore Las Vegas – May 30 – June 3, 2019.

INFO: BeauGeste Inc., exclusive Agent for North America. tchaunu@BeauGesteLuxury.com – Ph. 212-847-1371
Press_RSVP: RSVP@kaleidoscopeluxury.com

Katia Graytok
Kaleidoscope Luxury
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