Dr. Michael Hart’s Book Explores the Benefits of Cannabis for Treating PTSD In Veterans

Dr. Michael Hart, a physician and author based in London, Ontario, has announced the release of his latest book

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Michael Hart, a physician and author based in London, Ontario, has announced the release of his latest book, "In Friendly Fire: Why Vets Are Ditching Pills and Lighting Up to Treat PTSD." The book is an in-depth examination of two highly controversial subjects, the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and the diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from military service overseas.

With the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq entering their 18th year, awareness of PTSD in returning soldiers has significantly increased over the last decade, with a growing number of highly-publicized incidents of violence being blamed on veterans with the disorder. Although estimates vary widely, most experts agree that there are millions of veterans suffering from the condition, including those from the Vietnam War. Heated debates have arisen over how to define and diagnose PTSD and what methods provide the most effective treatment.

In the book, Dr. Hart and co-writer Jeremy Kossen explore the most current research on the disorder and provides an in-depth look at the different approaches to treatment as well as the alternative methods that are increasingly becoming accepted and adopted within the mainstream scientific community. They especially advocate the use of cannabis, combined with a holistic approach, for those seeking relief from symptoms.

"I feel that cannabis is an effective treatment on its own, but it’s much more effective when its combined with lifestyle factors and healthy lifestyle choices. That’s where people start to see the success with cannabis," stated Dr. Hart.

Dr. Hart also considers cannabis as one solution to overall well-being, saying, "Cannabis can lead to a healthier lifestyle. In the past, people always thought of cannabis as being something that is associated with people who are lazy. But in reality, when people start using cannabis, and they start seeing benefits, it opens up their frame of mind. Previously, people put full faith in traditional Western medicine and didn’t have an open mind to alternative treatments or healthy lifestyle factors. Once they see that cannabis is effective, then they understand that other lifestyle choices and alternative treatments may also be effective."
The book is intended for the layman reader but also as a resource for mental health professionals, policymakers, and researchers. It should be noted that though the book is written with a focus on veterans, PTSD is also a serious problem in the civilian population, and anyone who has been affected by the disorder, either personally or through a loved one, will find this book a valuable guide.

Dr. Michael Hart in London, Ontario has made a name for himself in the world of medicine by treating patients with a simple philosophy—create the life you deserve. At his practice the Readytogo Clinic where he acts of Medical Director and Head Physician, he helps people across Ontario gain control of their health by helping them understand their physical and mental conditions so they can make plans to improve them.

Dr. Hart is passionate about pursuing emerging medical treatments that actually work for patients. From nutrition to philosophy to ketogenic diets, he shies away from traditional approaches and stays up to date on the latest medical treatments to make sure his patients get the best care. He is particularly vocal about the use of cannabis in medicine, and his advocacy has permitted him to speak publicly about the issue. He has spoken on platforms like CTV News, Rodgers TV, CBC National Radio, and the Toronto Star and appeared at the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids in Toronto.
Dr. Hart attended medical school at Saba University in the Netherlands and participated in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Western Ontario.

Those wishing for more information about Dr. Hart and his practice as well as other books he has authored can visit his website at www.mikehartmd.com

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Dr. Rassael Discusses Body Image and Surgery

Dr. Hadi Rassael

Dr. Hadi Rassael

Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael discusses the benefits of abdominoplasty surgery and a healthy body image.

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND , USA, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 49.3 percent of people twenty and older said they are actively trying to lose weight. “It’s a constant concern for most Americans, and they don’t always know who to turn to for help,” explained Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael. “With my background and experience, I’ve been able to help hundreds of people feel whole again.”

Putting on massive amounts of weight, pregnancies, and aging can all cause the abdominal skin to stretch beyond its elastic limit, and oftentimes, this can hinder its ability to return to a level of normalcy that's healthy. An abdominoplasty can be a great option for removing excess skin and fat. This type of procedure can also tighten the abdominal muscle.

Dr. Rassael understands how individualize and important these procedures are, and specializes in having a detailed staff to care for your every need throughout your time with Dr. Hadi Rassael.

For those patients where the sagging skin is mainly in the lower abdomen, the mini-abdominoplasty is a choice and is also a less obtrusive option, due to a smaller incision that has a more rapid recovery.

Both of these procedures can be performed with you leaving and safely returning home to recover that day. In some cases, with an abdominoplasty, liposuction is also performed simultaneously to achieve the highest level of results for each patient.

Dr. Hadi Michael Rassael will discuss all the risks and benefit of the procedure at the initial consult. Dr Rassael prides himself and his practice on making each patient feel secure and taken care of, with safety of the patient being the primary concern.

Clients that visit Dr. Rassael for this type of procedure typically have loose abdominal skin, with their muscles typically relaxed due to the constant influx of weight loss and gain.

Dr. Rassael will make you feel at home during this outpatient procedure, even checking on you during the recovery process while you are at home. While you are in moderate pain after the procedure, it will pass within 5-7 days and you can rest in comfort with oral prescriptions. The amazing benefit of this surgery is that you will be back to an active and healthy lifestyle within 4-6 weeks.

Dr. Rassael encourages all of his patients to lead and live a healthy, robust and active lifestyle. Not only will you feel more whole and connected with yourself, but you will also heal faster, and see much greater results.

Body image is important, and Dr. Rassael is here to help you improve yours every step of the way.

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Reverend Donna Andes to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

THOMAS, WEST VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Donna Andes says that from a very young age, the Lord was always drawing her closer to walk with Him. She was a Franciscan Sister who lived in a convent for 21 years, and they sent her to get a degree in Nursing. She is also a Reverend and Doctor of Philosophy and Theology (whose desire to know the Bible better brought her to Life Christian University.) She has tended to sick and elderly people, as an Operating Room Supervisor and at the Mountaintop Home Health Agency in Thomas, West Virginia. She worked with alcoholics and later as missionary, spending time in Africa and Cuba. There is no such thing as retirement for a Christian, she says, and she will never stop doing the Lord’s Work.

Donna is listed in Who’s Who and received the Elbert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a longtime member of Aglow International (that’s a-glow, as in glowing in His Light) and during the 50 years was president of a local chapter. She wrote her second book I Would Do it All Again, as an autobiography, but notes it is a great reference book for those having difficulties in marriage. A lot of problems, Donna believes, can be solved with God intercepting.

In her radio show Donna wants to talk about why she wrote her first book Know Thy Enemy. She will explain why it is so important to be aware of the spiritual realm around us. All the turmoil in the world can be addressed once we realize there is a devil, where he came from, the influence he has, and he is going around the world seeking whom and what he can devour. She wants to educate people by explaining how God created everything, and how they can improve their life and situation through prayer. This hinges on why she left the convent.

Donna preaches locally, conducts prayer meetings, and writes She is constantly writing to those in leadership positions, from the President to local government leaders. One day a week she answers the hotline for "Hope Marriage Center" through Christ in Action. Besides that, she is a part-time Network Marketer with Life Vantage that specializes in nutrigenomics. That word refers to nutrition and the body's genes to prevent aging and disease. The products are a new discovery and all-natural. The medical community is just catching on to what NRF1 and NRF2 are. The latter upgrades our cells to what they did back when we were born!

Donna wants to share how prayer can change us, our environment and even nations. To do that, she says, we need God's power. It begins when we invite Jesus into our heart, surrender our life to Him, and then ask to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. This enables us to pray with God's power and authority.

Don’t miss this inspiring speaker!

CUTV News Radio will feature Reverend Donna Andes in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Wednesday, Dec 12th at 11:00 am EST.

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Joyce Renner of Body & Sole Wellness to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MIDDLETOWN, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When people are afflicted with terrible aches and pains associated with debilitating diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and depression their natural inclination is to turn to drugs and medication. But by becoming aware of our own life force energy and remarkable ability to self- heal we no longer need to depend on drugs to cure us. With a top notch holistic healer we can become renewed, invigorated, and unblock all the negativity causing the trauma that robs us of living a healthy life.

Joyce is an exceptional nationally certified reflexologist, Reiki Master and teacher.

“I perform Reiki on humans as well as animals because as a healing modality it works on all living beings,” says Joyce. “I also teach level one, two, and Master Reiki classes so my clients learn how easy it is to apply Reiki to their own lives – Reiki will work on any living being. There are several levels of Reiki classes – for example, I have specific Reiki Training with an emphasis on animals. So, animal owners, rescue organizations, shelters – any animal loving person or entity – can learn how to give Reiki to an animal. Many animals I work with have physical ailments or are nearing end of life. Reiki helps to ease the pain, discomfort, and fear the animal feels which is associated with the physical ailment. Reiki also helps to correct behavior issues as well.

“Reiki is life energy that flows through all living beings,” says Joyce. “With all the tremendous stress we experience our energy inadvertently gets depleted and through Reiki I can channel the life energy of the universe through myself straight to the client,” says Joyce.

Joyce is a Nationally Certified Foot Reflexologist, also trained in hands and ear reflexology.

“With reflexology pressure points are stimulated causing a physiological response in the body urging the brain to increase blood flow and increasing oxygen causing people to enter into a relaxed state so the body can naturally repair itself. Basically, it helps the body (any living entity) maintain homeostasis. Reflexology is safe for everyone. The only exception is late term pregnancy – when reflexology would be modified in order not to potentially induct labor. You see, the entire body and all of its systems – reproductive, central nervous, endocrine systems, etc. – are all mapped out on the feet, hands and ears. So, a session and be tailored to avoid those areas of the body that could potentially induce labor. Conversely, reflexology could also help with fertility issues by stimulating the reproductive system.”

“The challenge many people remain unaware of how wonderfully effective these healing modalities truly are,” says Joyce.

”I can’t promise it as a total cure but it really helps heal the body by reducing pain and discomfort – asking the body to return to normal function,” says Joyce.

Joyce has been actively raising awareness through her informative speaking engagement mainly at women’s network groups where she discusses the relevance of addressing the entire body. According to Joyce, Reiki can do absolute wonders for any type of pain or affliction like arthritis, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and cancer. It is also a magnificent complement to any work you are doing with your doctor. Joyce’s hope is to ultimately bring Reiki into the hospitals.

“One of my biggest setbacks is how alternative medicine, with the exception of acupuncture, is not covered by insurance,” says Joyce. “It poses a challenge because the medical community needs scientific proof and medical studies so insurance can be applicable and it’s vital that we make a change for the sake of our health and wellness.”

Joyce is thrilled to be able to help animals like dogs, cats, and horses. Although she never guarantees anything because applying Reiki always depends on how receptive an animal is, she has helped thousands of people’s beloved pets become healthier and pain-free.

“I wholeheartedly believe a monumental awakening is taking place,” says Joyce. “These amazing Eastern modalities have a significantly critical effect on our mind, body and spirit making us considerably less stressed. It creates a different mindset where people are more at peace with themselves without the harmfulness of drugs and medication.”

Joyce encourages us to pay close attention to our bodies and be mindful of what we eat and drink and staying healthy and physically fit.

“The fact that I have clients no longer taking any medication because my healing touch is working is evident of its powerful effective results,” says Joyce. “I absolutely aspire to help all people incorporate these holistic modalities into their lives and remain genuinely joyful every day of their lives.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Joyce Renner in an interview with Jim Masters on December 10th at 12 Noon EST.

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Know the Level of Your brain You Are Living From.

Know and Harness the Difference Between Your Brain and Mind.

Create your pure self by healing your brain through brain education.

Stop letting your emotional baggage rule your life.

Brain education is about actualizing your full emotional health power.

Wisdom education is brain cleaning education.

Optimizing the world will remain an impossible task as long as individual lives are based on an imperfect knowledge of the forces of life.

Imagine injecting wisdom into every athlete of life! I have created the knowledge tools to make this possible. I need partners who will implement my game of life plan.”

— Sajid Khan

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The objective of every great organization is to create and offer services to make life more and more efficient. The foundation of society and life depends on the efficiency of the individual that requires the total optimization of life forces. Optimizing the individual will optimize the world. From the current chaos in life, in education and in society to a total transformation into an efficient world will require a simple paradigm shift. Please google, 'sajid wisdom 3.0'.

The sports field is no different. Athletes are trained to preform at their peak. Their bodies are being trained to preform better than their opponents. Optimization of the body is now being supplemented with the optimization of the mind. However the very definition of the mind itself is a bundle of misinformation and confusion. To make the mind as efficient as humanly possible the first step is to create a clear cut scientific definition of the mind.

There has to be a very clear, precise and reality based picture of the individual elements that need to be optimized. The current knowledge involves the components of the body and the mind. The mind is defined incorrectly as a single entity when in reality the mind consists of two separate though inter dependent entities of the mind and brain. Lumping the mind and brain together as just the mind results in a defective curriculum for all of life's lessons. Defining the brain and mind as just the mind has resulted in the creation of mind education alone. What we need is a separate subject of brain education.

Even for mental therapy we need to use the knowledge of the mind and brain being two separate entities. We have to define emotional therapy as the two separate therapies of brain therapy and mind therapy.

In the case of athletes the heart must be totally focused on just playing the game but in quite a large percentage the heart is also trapped into focusing on the desire to indulge in an addiction. So the brain is oozing biochemicals for peak performance in the sport as well as pumping toxic biochemicals because of the brain's focus on the addiction. Many of the athletes are addicted to sex. Their brains, mind, body and heart are all turned 'on' for sex, now, and again. Their physical brain is thus working on both playing the game and being ready to 'jump'. The brain partly takes away the body from focusing on the game alone.

I can show the way to remove the focus from sex or any other addiction to just playing and winning the game.

We need to identify the relationship between the self/I/me, the mind, brain, and heart. So lets start with definitions:

1) Mind:

There is so much unknown about the mind that there is no topic mind in High School psychology text books. When Stevin Pinker wrote a book on how the brain works he did not mention the mind even once. It is this half-baked knowledge about the mind that has resulted in a half-baked education system, a half-baked society and even half baked sports education.

The mind is the 'I'/self/me. The face of the mind is the self-image. The mind is the self-image.
To define the mind, define it as the self-image. To understand one's own mind understand one's own self-image. To heal the mind, heal the self-image.

2) Brain:

The brain is an organ of the body similar to the hands. Just like the mind/I is in full control of the hands the mind should be in full control of the brain. Ask yourself, are you the master of your brain or does your brain control parts of your self/mind?

3) Self/I/me:

It is the interaction of the body, brain and mind that produces the self-image which for all practical purposes is the self.

4) Heart:

The heart is the mindset. Ask yourself what is the heart/mindset thirsting for? What is it that the heart is focused on? For athletes ask while playing the game is the self focused on just playing the game or is the mindset on some other desire as well.

Please consider the example of Tiger Woods.

Tiger has the knowledge and the experience to be the best golf player even today. Yet he is mostly failing these days. It is because his heart is addicted to sex 24-7. So no matter what he is doing his brain is constantly pumping toxic biochemicals. When he is on the field his heart, body, mind and brain are constantly draining his performance from playing the game. He needs proper, 'Brain, Mind and Heart Therapy ' as do so many other athletes.

Imagine injecting wisdom into every athlete of life! I have created the knowledge tools to make this possible. I need partners who will implement my game of life plan.

Just imagine having all the proper science to create the perfect world by creating the perfect athletes of life!

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All emotions, including wisdom and love etc can now be defined in numbers. The art of living is now a science. Wisdom is a science!

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3i and DRVISION partner to offer best in class imaging systems for life sciences

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, December 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 3i (Intelligent Imaging Innovations), a leading provider of advanced multimodal microscopy systems to researchers around the world, announced today a strategic partnership with DRVISION Technologies to deliver Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled software for high-performance visualization, exploration and analysis of microscopy images of virtually any size. The partnership enables 3i to market and sell Aivia while DRVISION will further expand its support for SLD (SlideBook) files to ensure ultimate performance for users of 3i systems.With innovative solutions that combine DRVISION’s large data handling capabilities and 3i’s high-performance instruments, the partnership offers researchers in fields such as Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Developmental Biology a powerful combined solution to accelerate research, to reduce the time to results, and to fully leverage the power of the latest technologies in light sheet microscopy, cloud computing and AI.

In recent years, dramatic advances in illumination, light detectors and sample preparation have enabled researchers to image very large samples at unprecedented spatial and/or temporal resolution leading to the routine generation of multi-terabyte data sets. 3i’s range of innovative microscopes provide researchers nearly infinite options for living cell, live cell, intravital and fixed cleared tissue imaging. DRVISION’s software, Aivia, uniquely supports the visualization, exploration and analysis of nearly unlimited image sizes (e.g. many hundreds of GBs per time point).

Most image visualization and analysis solutions in the market today suffer from bottlenecks related to the super-sized nature of present-day high-performance microscopy datasets. Aivia’s innovative multi-resolution and multi-block volume rendering as well as multi-level of detail surface rendering overcomes this obstacle, allowing users to load and explore large microscopy data sets within seconds both on a computer screen and in virtual reality. Additionally, with the recent launch of Aivia Cloud users can easily train and apply deep learning models using cloud computing. This can be used to improve image quality, predict the localization of organelles of interest and/or perform automated object segmentation. Moreover, Aivia offers a wide range of automated 3D cellular detection, tracking and analysis tools as well as a complete portfolio of manual and computer aided 2D and 3D annotation tools.

Aivia has been created by a multidisciplinary team of biomedical scientists, microscopists, software and algorithm engineers specifically for researchers active in the Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Developmental Biology fields. Combined with 3i microscopes, including the Lattice LightSheet, Cleared Tiling LightSheet and Marianas LightSheet, these ground-breaking solutions are enabling new levels of productivity in microscopy workflows.

Learn more about the combined 3i/DRVISION solution by visiting their respective booths at this upcoming event:

American Society for Cell Biology – European Molecular Biology Organization (ASCB – EMBO) 2018
Booth 616 (3i)
Booth 823 (DRVISION)
San Diego, CA, USA
December 9-12, 2018

Supporting Resources
More on 3i Microscopes,

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DRVISION works with scientists and engineers at the technological frontier, and pioneers image based decision technologies that propel major breakthroughs in the life science, electronics and materials industries. DRVISION is a technological innovator with 50 issued US patents, and commercial interests in X-ray inspection, survey, search / alignment, video inspection and life sciences. DRVISION makes and markets Aivia microscopy image analysis software. Aivia development is partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under multiple Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs worth over $10M. For more information, visit www.drvtechnologies.com.

About 3i
3i designs and manufactures technologies for living cell, live cell, and intravital fluorescence microscopy including superresolution, computer-generated holography, spinning disk confocal, multi-photon and lightsheet. SlideBook software manages everything from instrument control to image capture, processing and data analysis. 3i was established in 1995 by a group of scientists whose wide range of research activities includes cell biology, immunology, neuroscience and computer science. Our collective aim is to provide advanced multi-dimensional microscopy platforms that are intuitive to use, modular in design, and meet the evolving needs of investigators in the biological research community. For more information, go to www.intelligent-imaging.com or call +1 (303)-607-9429.

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Lindsay Farrell, Open Door President and CEO, presents the Community Leadership Award to Howard Schrader, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Chubb Overseas General Division of Chubb Limited. Photo by Lynda Shenkman

Event Honors Howard Schrader of the Overseas Division of Chubb Limited

The majority of Open Door patients are living at or below the federal poverty line. Howard’s work at Open Door has had a tremendous impact on the greater community, overcoming barriers to good health.”

— Sue Greene Fuirst, Open Door Foundation President

OSSINING , NY, USA, December 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ossining, NEW YORK – The Open Door Foundation presented longstanding Scarborough resident Howard Schrader with the “Community Leadership Award” at its signature Fall benefit, “Tune In2 Support Open Door” on November 14 at Brae Burn Country Club. Schrader is General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Chubb Overseas General Division of Chubb Limited and has played a leading role in the governance of both the Open Door Foundation and Open Door Family Medical Center – a non-profit pioneer community health center providing primary medical care and wellness programs to low-income families throughout Westchester and Putnam. Open Door also honored Scott Fein of BioReference Laboratories, with the “Industry Leadership Award.”

Howard Schrader has spent the past 20 years standing behind the people and patients of Open Door, having served on the Open Door Board since 1998. Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually serving nearly 57,000 people who might not otherwise have access to health care services.

“Some of our most critical services are not covered by third-party reimbursements or government grants including Care Coordination, Integrated Behavioral Health Care, and Wellness and Chronic Disease Prevention Programs,” said Lindsay Farrell, Open Door Family Medical Center President and CEO. She added, “Taken together these services cost over $2 million annually. Howard has been instrumental in providing critical philanthropic support to fill these financial holes so we can provide quality comprehensive health care and wellness programs to the community,”

A life-long Westchester resident, Schrader led the successful capital campaign that refurbished and expanded Open Door’s flagship Ossining site and has been a prolific Open Door fundraiser ever since. He led the re-launch of the Open Door Foundation, served as its first Chairman, and continues to serve on the Open Door Board.

At Chubb, Howard helped establish and helps direct the activities of the Chubb Rule of Law Fund, which has distributed almost a million dollars in grants to projects which support strong, stable and fair legal institutions in the 54 countries and territories in which Chubb operates.

Sue Greene Fuirst, Open Door Foundation President commented, “The majority of Open Door patients are living at or below the federal poverty line. Howard’s work at Open Door has had a tremendous impact on the greater community, overcoming barriers to good health including food insecurity, language barriers, low literacy levels, unstable housing, and lack of insurance.”

A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School, Howard resides in Scarborough with his wife Nancy (also an Open Door volunteer) and their children.

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation
Open Door Foundation was established in 1990 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to raise funds that benefit Open Door Family Medical Center and community health initiatives. Open Door Family Medical Center provides healthcare and wellness services to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York. A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually, serving nearly 57,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access. Open Door offers integrated services and a holistic approach to building healthier communities. Primary care, dental care, behavioral health care, clinical nutrition, wellness programs and chronic disease management are the foundation of our clinical programs. For more than 45 years, Open Door has developed a proven model of cost-effective healthcare for patients in need that benefits the entire community. Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mt. Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, New York, in addition to seven school based health centers. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Open Door achieves clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes related to diabetes management and to blood pressure control among others. Learn more by calling Amy Wolfson, Chief External Relations Officer (914) 502-1416 or online at www.opendoormedical.org.

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BlueStar SeniorTech Partners with Bellpal

US Senior technology company partners with US-Swedish firm to introduce groundbreaking senior safety and independent living products to the US market.

The Bellpal Watch is the most advanced, easy to use product in the personal emergency response industry. It is the highest quality, best-looking device of its kind that we’ve seen, bar none.”

— BlueStar SeniorTech CEO, Robert Wray

ROCKVILLE, MD, USA, December 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — BlueStar SeniorTech announced today that it will partner with BellPal of Sweden to provide BellPal’s unique medical alert system in the United States. BellPal provides a discreet, simple, and stylish watch to keep families and their loved safe and connected in the event of an emergency.

The Bellpal Watch is a beautiful and fully functional analog wristwatch equipped with a state-of-the-art automatic fall detection system and an emergency alert in the watch, allowing the user the freedom to enjoy their normal life activities without being encumbered by stigmatizing or overly complicated technology. The watch pairs with a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection and uses artificial intelligence to adapt to each user’s unique motions and lifestyle. Families, friends, and professional monitoring connect the user through a web-based monitoring service that can rapidly alert and summon help should the user fall or require assistance. The watch and connectivity platform deliver out of the box simplicity of use, long battery life, highly reliable fall detection, and emergency monitoring services with cutting-edge sensor technology enabling seniors and their loved ones to live without the fear of ever being alone.

“The Bellpal Watch is the most advanced, easy to use product in the personal emergency response industry,” said BlueStar SeniorTech CEO Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr. (ret). “It is the highest quality, best-looking device of its kind that we’ve seen, bar none.”

“We’re excited to enter the United States market with an experienced and dynamic partner like BlueStar Senior Tech. Blue Star Senior Tech is a veteran-owned business which is also very important to us.

We founded Bellpal as concerned sons and daughters who were seeing our parents age and become more prone to falls and emergency events, but who also recognized the need for our parents to uphold their dignity and autonomy. We wanted to make sure they could live independently for as long as possible without the worry that during an emergency or fall that they would not be able to reach out for help. Though our products are very technologically sophisticated, they are super easy to use. If you can wear a watch, you can use Bellpall!

Our watch and mobile application have been well received here in Sweden, and we look forward to providing excellent service to our American customers with BlueStar Senior Tech,” said BellPal founder David Ziemsky.”

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death for seniors. Every year, 1 in 3 seniors fall. Falls with injury is the leading cause of seniors losing their ability to live independently. 80 percent of seniors who fall cannot get up without some assistance and for each hour that passes that a senior is not found following a fall, their risk for death or serious long-term injury increases.
The Bellpal Watch will give older adults and their families the peace of mind to know that their loved ones are protected. ”It is made to never leave anyone behind, David Ziemsky”

About BlueStar SeniorTech

Founded in 2013, BlueStar SeniorTech’s mission is to help American seniors age in the comfort of their homes: safe, healthy, and connected. The company offers a combination of aging-at-home technologies and services to thousands of customers in all 50 states and US territories. BlueStar is veteran-owned, and it is certified by the Veterans Administration as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). BlueStar is committed to serving the families of senior veterans and donates to veteran causes through a dedicated 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.

About Bellpal

Bellpal is a United States and Swedish based health technology company that develops products and service solutions that utilize artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced sensor technology. Bellpal aims to improve the ability of seniors and those with mobility impairments to lead safe, independent, autonomous and dignified lives without ever feeling alone or disconnected. Bellpal is founded by David Ziemsky, a Swedish based senior technology and wearable expert, Dr. John Kreuger MD, MPH a US-based population health physician and safety and quality expert, Maria Mähl, a seasoned international business and technology investment expert and Helena Angelhoff, a regarded biopharmaceutical and technology expert and has been in business since 2015. Bellpal is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with partner offices in the United States.

Visit www.bluestarseniortech.com, on Twitter at @bluestarsrtech and on Facebook at facebook.com/bluestarseniortech.


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Hospital Sisters Health System Uses New SMART® on FHIR® Technology Standard with Epic® and SeamlessMD to Streamline Care

New FHIR Technology makes Patient Engagement, Care Management, and Artificial Intelligence accessible through modern, interoperable technologies

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, USA, December 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced its first-ever integration using the new SMART® platform and HL7® FHIR® standard with Epic and SeamlessMD to deliver a unified experience for patient engagement. Starting with the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, the health system is using SeamlessMD within the EpicCare environment to deliver patient engagement, enable care management, and leverage artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes.

Since 2017, Prairie Heart Institute has used SeamlessMD’s platform to engage patients throughout their care, monitor patients to catch complications earlier and improve clinical outcomes through analytics and artificial intelligence. By delivering the right care, to the right patient, at the right time, Prairie Heart Institute has leveraged SeamlessMD to significantly reduce length of stay and 30-day readmissions.

Now, HSHS and Prairie Heart Institute has built on this success by going live with a SeamlessMD integration with Epic using SMART® on FHIR®. By working with SeamlessMD, available now in Epic’s App Orchard program, HSHS was able to complete an integration with SeamlessMD much more quickly than traditional integration methods. This integration will allow HSHS providers to enroll, receive alerts and monitor patients on SeamlessMD without leaving the EHR, thereby streamlining provider workflows and allowing providers to address patient needs more quickly.

“SeamlessMD has been an instrumental partner in helping us connect with our patients,” said Jeffrey Suzewits, chief medical information officer for the HSHS Central Illinois Division. “The integration of Epic® and SeamlessMD is an exciting milestone as we continue to innovate and better serve patients in our communities.”

Kristin Doster, vice president of cardiovascular services at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, adds, “Our patients are happier, less anxious, and feel far more connected to our care team throughout their journey. As an integrated solution, SeamlessMD works synergistically with our existing Epic infrastructure to streamline our workflow, leading to improved staff and patient satisfaction."

Joshua Liu, MD, SeamlessMD’s CEO, agreed that patients and providers benefit greatly from this integration. “HSHS and Prairie Heart Institute continue to be international leaders and innovators in patient care. We are excited to further support HSHS and Prairie Heart Institute in their mission for excellence in patient care.”

About SeamlessMD
SeamlessMD is a technology platform that combines Patient Engagement, Care Management, and Artificial Intelligence to deliver optimal care – right care, right patient, right time. Health systems use SeamlessMD to deliver value-based models of care, including Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®), Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), prehabilitation, readmissions prevention, bundled payments, and Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) data collection. Evidence from academic medical centers has shown SeamlessMD to reduce hospital length of stay, readmissions, and costs. Accessible via smartphone, tablet or computer, the SeamlessMD platform keeps patients on track from preparation through recovery with reminders, video-based education, progress tracking and PRO data collection. Providers can access real-time dashboards to measure compliance and outcomes, intervene sooner for patients at-risk and drive quality improvement across the organization. For more information, please visit: www.seamless.md

About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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Wisdom Education is Brain Health Education; Where Wisdom Land is a Start...

Our Education System Has Cutting Edge Mind Education While Brain Education Is Under the radar Screen.

Brain Education Is At The Door. Please Embrace It.

Emotionally Healthy Brain Generates Emotional Intelligence.

Emotional health is the panacea for a wise America.

Emotional intelligence comes from emotional health.

There is talk of changing mindsets. The mind is a fragrance of the brain so what needs changing is the brain. Leaders need to focus on changing the brainset.

It took 1000s of years to realize that laws aren't enough to manage society & that mindsets need changing. How many more years will it take to realize that brainsets need changing to change minds?”

— Sajid Khan


Governments have been since ever trying to manage human behavior by carrots and sticks. They mostly lay down laws to control negative behavior. They do not care for what the individuals are thinking all they try to insure is that they obey the laws. For governments the mindset does not matter as long as the rules of the land are followed. Governments realize that laws are not working so they keep trying to introduce newer and newer laws to improve the law and order situation but it improves nothing. There is a path where this massive law and order situation does not need to arise in the first place.

Experts have now realized that to change behavior, laws are not enough, what needs changing is the mindset of the people. This is a good step in the right direction. However not much will change as long as the focus is on trying to change minds by trying to change the mindset. The problem is that our experts have lumped the brain and mind as just the single entity of the mind. The mind and brain are two separate entities, where the mind is the smoke and the brain is the generator of this smoke. Shifting from controlling society by better and better laws to trying to change mindsets will work as good as trying to change the smoke while leaving the fire to burn on. It is the emotionally challenged brain that needs healing.

American solutions for removing the ills of society are based on managing, and controlling ill behavior. Behavior is a symptom. From our leaders, to wisdom experts to experts at the UN, now the move is on to changing the mindset of the people. The mind is a symptom of the brain. So changing the mindset is again about changing the symptom. As long as the money and the focus is on changing the symptom and not on addressing the disease not much will change. What if instead of managing and controlling emotionally challenged brains we create conditions that ensure emotionally healthy brains

The failures of society and the mess in education is directly based on the expertise of our leaders. Our experts' knowledge is half-baked. From Oprah and her experts to our top leaders they all advocate a fuzzy path that is based on half-baked knowledge that is leading nowhere. They all lump the brain and mind as just the mind when these are two separate entities.

Our leaders must wake up to and take action on the #1 trouble America is in, 'The curse of egoness' that stems from the fact that we are brought up on the part phony belief that each one of us is the best. This miseducates the brain and as a result we get emotionally challenged brains which creates this mother of all problems. Our experts keep trying to solve the problem by making the mind more and more efficient but when the brain remains emotionally challenged then nothing much changes. Healing the brain will create a healed society.

We need to find a leader who can run and become the next President who gives up this policy of addressing symptoms and starts the process of not only addressing the real causes of all these ills of society, who introduces a system where America goes from being an emotionally challenged country to an emotional health super power. To achieve this goal he will do whatever it takes from changing laws to refining the education system.

This leader will have to introduce a new law that does not just focus on managing and controlling emotionally challenged citizens. He will create a whole new mandatory law where parents will be trained to nurture emotional health that generates wisdom. He will also recognize that the so called normal society is actually subnormal and will introduce a massive program of Brain Therapy for those who need it to become wise citizens.

America need not be an economically, socially and emotionally challenged country anymore. Our ills of society can be healed. Crime alone is a massive trillion dollar drain on the economic health of our country. Our new leaders will not just help plug this drain they will bring great happiness, health, prosperity and peace to the vast majority of our nation. We can then export economic, social and emotional health/wealth to all parts of the world.

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All emotions, including wisdom and love etc can now be defined in numbers. The art of living is now a science. Wisdom is a science!

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