With ‘Blue Monday’ Around the Corner, WellSpace@Work Offers Help for Seasonal Blues in the Workplace

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As seasonal blues start to take a toll, WellSpace@Work’s mental health counseling provides support for businesses and their employees

PORTLAND, MAINE, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In addition to being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the third Monday in January is also less commonly known as “Blue Monday.” Blue Monday is widely perceived to be the most depressing day of the year based on a variety of factors including the darkness of winter, the lowering levels of vitamin D in our bodies, and the point at which our commitment to our new year’s intentions begin to wane. The recognition of this day has built momentum over the past several years, boosting awareness of depression and other mental health issues related to seasonal changes. Our awareness of depression and other mental health concerns is especially heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has the potential to create an upcoming mental health crisis throughout the country, including in the workplace.

“The symptoms of winter blues and the more severe Seasonal Affective Disorder (also called Depression with a seasonal pattern) usually occur during the fall and winter and improve with the arrival of spring. January and February tend to be the most difficult months for those experiencing depression related to seasonal changes. Many people continue to face the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health which makes this year more challenging for those with winter blues or SAD. With all the stressors employees are facing today, offering a readily accessible, barrier-free path to counseling is a significant benefit that employers can consider,” said Lindy Graham, LCSW.

In Maine, 35% of people suffer from winter blues, 15-19% from mild cases of SAD and 9% from SAD. Seasonal blues are also shown to have a higher impact on people living in locations further from the equator, including Maine, as winter daylight hours are fewer. This seasonal depression can result in feelings of sadness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low energy and other symptoms that can impact employees’ experience and performance in the workplace. COVID-related stress only makes the situation worse, with nearly 70 percent of workers affected.

WellSpace@Work was created as an avenue for Maine employers to offer access to local, confidential mental health counseling for their employees struggling with the myriad of challenges right now, like winter blues, SAD and COVID-19-related stress. As the seasonal blues intensify with daylight hours remaining short, employers can offer counseling sessions for employees through WellSpace@Work. Using the sessions paid for by their employer, employees can seek the proper treatment for their winter blues with therapists from WellSpace@Work. WellSpace@Work’s clinicians are well versed in the different treatment methods for seasonal blues and SAD which allows them to create customized treatment plans.

Treatment of winter blues benefits the employee by reducing the severity of symptoms and lifting the heaviness of depression. Through WellSpace@Work, employers demonstrate that they are committed not only to their employees' safety but their overall wellbeing as well.


About WellSpace@Work:
WellSpace@Work is a division of WellSpace Maine, a counseling center providing treatment to adults, couples, families, and children. WellSpace@Work contracts directly with employers to provide local, confidential, barrier-free access to counseling services. Located in Portland and Yarmouth, Maine, WellSpace was founded in 2017 by Lindy Graham, a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of private practice experience. For more information about WellSpace, visit wellspacemaine.com.

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Hidden Benefits When It Comes to Board Games

Boy learning to play Endless Games’ Traffic Cop Game

The Korner’d Challenge Game from Endless Games

Traffic Cop from Endless Games

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

…we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises.”

— Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, Inc.

MATAWAN, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to exciting, original, new board games, Endless Games has plenty of options for people, but in addition to the fun, some extra benefits are in play too.

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

“We didn’t set out to design games that specifically catered to special needs, but we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises,” Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, explained.

Recently, Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge, Dropsy Card Game and Mexican Train were announced as top toys for 2020 and featured in the Autism Live Holiday Guide. In 2019 the guide honorees included Traffic Cop Game and The Floor Is Lava.

Possibly the most interesting case is Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge Game, a puzzle that is also a game. This game revealed some curious discoveries during its play testing. The object of Korner’d is to be the first player to place all of his/her color or picture patterned tiles to match to a game board. “What we discovered was that Korner’d involves spatial relationships and matching. For many on the Autism Spectrum this is an area of strength. Young kids on the spectrum easily beat older children and adults at this game,” Turtle explained. “You could see that it was a tremendous boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.”

Therapists and parents have cited that Endless Games’ The Floor Is Lava helps with sensory issues as well as physical therapy, such as maintaining balance. Games like Traffic Cop, Red Light Green Light 1-2-3, and Dropsy have been praised for learning left-and-right, following instructions, motor skills, executive functioning and respect for authority.

Often, Endless Games’ Mancala is used in schools for math practice, while Endless Games classic games, Chess, Checkers and Backgammon are all used in logic and strategic thought practices.

“I’m proud that our games bring so much fun to people. The fact that they also help so many people with their challenges is incredibly rewarding,” Turtle said. “At Endless Games, we’ll keep making new games and we can’t wait to bring even more fun and benefits to all people.”

Other games from Endless Games include Card Sharks, Camera Roll, AKA, Jeopardy card game, Wheel of Fortune card game, Password, Sleepover Party Game, Name 5, Everybody Knows, 60 Second Slam, Horror Trivia, What Comes To Mind?, and Encore, among others.

About Endless Games: Founded in 1996 by industry veterans Mike Gasser, Kevin McNulty and game inventor Brian Turtle, Endless Games specializes in games that offer classic entertainment and hours of fun at affordable prices. The three have an uncanny ability for discovering and developing hit games, having been a part in past successes Trivial Pursuit™, Pictionary® and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon™. The mission of the Endless Games team and partners is to produce high quality entertainment in board games that are quick and easy to learn and offer “Endless” play value to all people. For additional information, visit www.endlessgames.com and interact with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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Greg Vigna, MD, JD: Brachial Plexus Injuries… Early Referral to Leading Experts

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The Vigna Law Group comments on physicians' untimely diagnoses of brachial plexus, resulting in missed opportunities for high-quality treatment.

Too many adult patients miss out on the opportunity for the state of the art treatments involving peripheral nerve surgery because of insurance barriers and lack of personal resources.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA , CALIFORNIA , UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Of those admitted to trauma hospitals with multiple injuries from motor vehicle accidents, one percent will have brachial plexus injuries. It is not uncommon for these injuries to be diagnosed in rehabilitation hospitals as there are often other associated injuries that make this diagnosis difficult such as traumatic brain injury, cervical spinal cord injury, or internal thoracic injuries that require prolonged ventilation.

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that combine from the fifth cervical nerve root to the first thoracic nerve root to provide essential functions to the shoulder, arm, and hand. These injuries are most commonly seen in young males and cause devastating neurologic deficits that cause life-long disabilities. Stretch injuries are the most common injury to the brachial plexus and occur when the shoulder is pressed down, while at the same time, the head is pushed up and away from the shoulder. This stretching of the nerves of the plexus can cause damage to the network of nerves or in the most severe form, cause the nerves to be torn.

State of the art brachial plexus management is only available at a handful of centers in this country, so access to care is limited. Early referral is mandatory as the window of opportunity to benefit from peripheral nerve surgery is generally 3 months to 9 months following a brachial plexus injury. After that period of time reconstruction procedures are limited to tendon transfers to improve function.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national neurological injury attorney, practicing physician, and Attorney perspective:
“Too many adult patients miss out on the opportunity for the state of the art treatments involving peripheral nerve surgery because of insurance barriers and lack of personal resources. Complicating this is that simply physicians often wait too long before making the referral. This is less of an issue with birth injury brachial plexus injuries as referral patterns have been established for early diagnosis and treatment.

Not all providers are equal and as a physician and testifying expert for patients with brachial plexus injury there is a huge variation regarding the care that has been provided to similarly injured patients. It is important for patients and families to do their research and go to providers who have the capabilities to provide all of the necessary treatments for peripheral nerve injury including neurolysis, nerve transfers, nerve grafting, and tendon and muscle transfers. Doctors tend to offer treatment that they have been trained to provide, and in the case of serious peripheral nerve injury you want a physician with all the skills who can provide the most appropriate procedure given the neuromuscular status of the patient.”

Damages awarded in brachial plexus injuries may be very substantial. The driving factors include the financial capabilities of the defendants, the resulting disability, loss earning capacity, and future care required.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national neurological injury attorney, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Certified Life Care Planner, represents the neurologically injured with leading trial attorneys across the country. The focus of his law firm includes cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus injury from trauma and birth injury.

Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. His cases are filed around the country with Martin Baughman, a Dallas Texas firm. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury trial attorneys in Dallas, Texas.

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What is a Ventral Hernia, and How is it Treated?

USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When tissues bulge through a weak opening in your abdomen, that’s referred to as a ventral hernia. Any point on your abdominal wall can be a candidate for this to happen.

You are at risk of a hernia any time you lift a heavy object, but increased risk comes from pregnancy, obesity, prior hernias, abdominal surgeries, bowel injuries, and a family hernia history. Many people are also born with a congenital defect that will cause the abdominal wall to be thin from birth.

Symptoms of a ventral hernia can take time to occur and may in fact never show. Symptoms that do present include mild abdominal discomfort, full-on abdominal pain, skin and tissue bulging outward in the abdominal area, vomiting and nausea.

These may increase when standing or lifting heavy objects and you may see a bulging growth in the abdomen that feels painful to touch.

Diagnosis of the hernia can require an abdominal ultrasound, an abdominal CT scan or an abdominal MRI scan in order to assess the damage to your abdominal wall and signs that indicate if you have a ventral hernia.

If you have a ventral hernia, you are going to require surgery. Not treating a ventral hernia leads them to grow until they cause major complications.

If left untreated, a ventral hernia can grow enlarged, and they become more and more difficult to treat as they do. The swelling can trap the contents of the hernia, which is referred to as incarceration. This can then cause strangulation, where the blood to the tissues is cut off and the tissue can die if not treated.

There are three options for repairing a ventral hernia.

Open hernia repair involves an incision made in the abdomen, through which the surgeon will push the tissue back through the abdomen. The surgeon will then sew the affected area up, usually reinforcing it with a synthetic mesh before closing the incision.

In a laproscopic surgery, the surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdomen to send through a small tube equipped with a camera. The surgeon then inserts several tiny instruments through the other incisions to actually repair the hernia, guided by the camera.

Mesh replacement surgery sees a surgeon pushing the tissue back into the proper place, and then sewing in a mesh that reinforces the area and keeps the tissue where it’s supposed to be. This surgery has proven to be effective and long-lasting.

With no complications, the patient may need a few weeks of rest afterwards before they can start their normal activities. Avoid heavy lifting and strain to the abdomen during this time.
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"Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is very common complaint, and many people struggle to find care and support needed to overcome the issues they face."

DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every day, millions of people around the world suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment that can occur from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. This disorder affects both men and women, and in Canada alone, there is an estimated 3.3 million people suffering from the condition each year.

Sunshine Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is pleased to be expanding its range of services to include pelvic floor physiotherapy. This unique treatment will allow Sunshine’s fully-trained physiotherapists to assess and treat the core muscles typically associated with the dysfunction, ensuring clients can get their lives back on track.

Despite being incredibly widespread, pelvic floor issues are commonly misdiagnosed or missed entirely because it does not appea in blood tests or other medical investigations. This leaves sufferers often having to face these issues alone. Eager to transform the lives of these patients, award-winning physiotherapy provider Sunshine Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is expanding its range of services to now offer clients a unique pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment.

This exclusive therapy comes from Sunshine Physiotherapy’s highly trained staff, and has been designed to help sufferers ease their symptoms and enjoy their life. The treatment includes an examination of the muscles involved with urinary, bowel, and sexual function, which then allows the expert Sunshine team to create a bespoke treatment plan. This examination will review the patient’s neck, mid-back, low back, hip, and pelvic area, and the following treatment plan will not require any medication or surgery.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is commonly caused by weak muscles, which can lead to a range of symptoms, including incontinence. While pelvic floor strengthening exercises and Kegels are an essential part of helping to improve these symptoms, they are not the overall solution. When treating this disorder, it is not about tightening the pelvic floor but strengthening it. Sunshine Physiotherapy’s specialist range of exercises focuses on allowing users to relax and gently stretch the pelvic floor muscles, boosting its overall strength.

Pelvic floor problems can arise from a range of issues, and Sunshine Physiotherapy’s new service is targeted for; Prenatal and Postpartum; Post Menopause; Post Surgery; Incontinence issues; Diastasis Recti; and breathing and pelvic floor issues. The highly experienced and fully certified physiotherapists will provide a range of treatments, including bladder training, pelvic tapping, joint stability and mobilization exercises, and ultrasound.

Sunshine Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is dedicated to providing its clients with the highest quality of care and evidence-based physiotherapy techniques. The talented team has over a decade of clinical experience, treating patients with a wide range of illnesses.

The company utilizes the best physiotherapy modalities available, including LASER, shockwave therapy, and 3D body scanner. Sunshine Physiotherapy currently operates from two locations, Delta and Surrey, and works with clients from across lower mainland, Canada.

Nitika Karir, Managing Director at Sunshine Physiotherapy, added, “We are really pleased to be able to expand our services even further with the addition of our pelvic floor physiotherapy. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is an incredibly common complaint, and many people struggle to find the care and support needed to overcome the issues they face.

Our new treatment is a unique opportunity for people suffering from issues with their pelvic floor. Our highly experienced team will work closely with each client, building a bespoke plan to help them strengthen their core and relieve the discomfort and issues that they face.”

For more information on Sunshine Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, visit www.sunshinephysio.ca

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Most High Media Enters Into A National Distribution Agreement with STIRR TV

Most High Media, Addiction Recovery, We Do Recover

On STIRR TV Channel 245

Most High Media has licensed its unique addiction recovery content to be featured on the Sinclair Broadcasting STIRR Streaming Channel

Bringing a platform that is entertaining and insightful will help people understand the severity and scope of this national epidemic”

— Christian Janson, Executive Director, Most High Media

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most High Media, a producer of unique addiction recovery content, has entered into a licensing agreement with America vs Addiction which streams on Sinclair Broadcasting's STIRR TV. The emotionally engaging shows include documentaries, personal stories, and podcasts that explore the principles of recovery from a broad scope of perspectives.

"We have worked hard to produce quality content that we are excited to bring to a national audience" says, Christian Janson, Executive Director of Most High Media. "Bringing a platform that is entertaining and insightful will help people understand the severity and scope of this national epidemic" says Janson.

Sinclair Broadcasting's' STIRR Channel has grown rapidly, expanding its reach past 8 million screens in under two years. Most High Media will have a prime time slot, 7pm Wednesday on channel 245, America vs Addiction, with additional shows airing daily in other time slots. "We will be adding more shows and the podcasts each week" says Janson. STIRR is expanding into over 20 million Samsung TVs in January 2021.

As the disease of addiction continues to ravage the United States, Most High Media will be on the front lines, offering insights, connections and hope to the recovery community. "This will be an important asset to the recovery community" says Janson.

For more information, contact@themosthighshow.com

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EyeKor Acquires CompleWare

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MADISON, WI, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — EyeKor, a fast-growing contract research organization (CRO) specializing in medical imaging and data management for the clinical trial and clinical laboratory industries, announced its acquisition today of CompleWare Corporation, a CRO specializing in respiratory and cardiac data services for the clinical trial industry. The acquisition empowers each organization to expand into new therapeutic areas while accessing more resources to maintain the same high standards of software development, data acquisition, data management, and customer service already offered in its current area of expertise.

“We are excited to be able to acquire the resources and technology offered by CompleWare, ”said Yijun Huang, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO of EyeKor. “This acquisition expands our offerings beyond ophthalmology and allows us to reach other therapeutic areas with our expert services. We look forward to our continued growth and exploring the strategic opportunities offered by combining the two companies,” Huang continued.

“This acquisition of CompleWare by EyeKor ensures CompleWare technologies and respiratory expertise will be available to the clinical trial industry for many years to come,” said Kay Weiler, Vice-President, CompleWare. “We are eager to see the company merge with EyeKor and for what the future holds,” added Weiler.

About EyeKor

EyeKor, Inc. is a customer-centric and technologically innovative imaging CRO dedicated to delivering excellence in data management and analysis services for clinical studies. EyeKor strives to provide added value to complex clinical trial projects through superior services, innovative technology, and deep scientific expertise. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in managing and evaluating images, especially with ocular diseases affecting the retina. In addition to our scientific expertise, EyeKor also provides EXCELSIOR™, a cloud-based software platform for data standardization, analysis, audit tracking, grading and reporting, which allows clinical experts at geographically diverse locations to work harmoniously in the same computational environment. EXCELSIOR™ is HIPAA, 21 CFR part 11, and GDPR compliant, and is cleared with the FDA as a Class II medical device (K130453), with specific indication for use for managing ophthalmic clinical trials.

About CompleWare

CompleWare is a respiratory-focused CRO dedicated to providing exceptional services and accurate and reliable data management solutions for clinical research programs. CompleWare’s experienced clinical trial personnel understand what it takes to meet sponsor, protocol and regulatory requirements for respiratory trials. CompleWare’s eClinical software, CompleClinical, was designed specifically with respiratory trials in mind. CompleClinical enables the Sponsor, site users, monitors, CompleWare personnel, and other CROs to view study data online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With innovative technology and proven processes, along with a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), CompleWare excels in performing respiratory studies. From patient populations, to customized instrumentation and hardware, our team has comprehensive experience in respiratory indications including asthma, COPD, EIB and others.

Given the variability of respiratory disease and effort-dependent nature of spirometry, accurate and reliable data capture and analysis across all sites is particularly vital to the success of respiratory trials. CompleWare understands this and ensures consistent review and interpretation of all spirometry data. By centralizing spirometry services with CompleWare, Sponsors can be sure their data are in the hands of qualified respiratory therapists and physicians who understand regulatory requirements.

For more information about EyeKor, Inc., visit our website at www.eyekor.com or contact us at info@eyekor.com

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Virtual Music & Movement Program Improving the Life of Seniors in Nursing Homes During Quarantine

Seniors Samba lifts spirits of senior living community members during Covid.

Tamar Frieden, Founder of Seniors Samba

Seniors use music and movement to increase cognitive function and increase happiness.

Seniors Samba created to help seniors to reduce feelings of isolation & improve cognitive function.

Seniors Samba was created to improve the health and happiness of seniors during these unprecedented times and to sustain this extended time of quarantine.”

— Tamar Frieden, Seniors Samba Founder

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With Covid-19 lockdowns continuing across the country, and safety precautions being wisely implemented, senior living communities are struggling to find ways to engage with the residents and reduce isolation. The mental and physical health of seniors are of great concern.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, as of November 2020, nearly 94,000 of Covid-19 fatalities were linked to long term care facilities, and depression rates are at the highest ever recorded for seniors. Opportunities for independence, socialization and activities have been drastically affected, and senior communities are seeking quality programs to assist in improving the quality of resident’s lives.

Research by the Elder Care Alliance has shown, music and movement provide abundant benefits to seniors by increasing cognitive function and memory skills, reducing chances of depression as well as improving overall confidence.

Nearly 20 years ago, Tamar Frieden created Seniors Samba to enhance the quality of life for senior living community residence. The interactive series was originally designed as an on-location class for senior communities across the country, has now evolved into a fully immersive virtual format.

Seniors Samba quarterly subscription service allows senior living communities to have unlimited access to :30 min videos incorporating a wide range of familiar music from various genres and provides instruments for residents to interact with. “The joy it brings to seniors is unmistakable in their expressions as they participate in singing, moving and making music,” says Founder & Creative Director, Tamar Frieden. “We created Seniors Samba to improve the health and happiness of seniors and now, during these unprecedented times, our senior communities need this interaction to sustain this extended time of quarantine and reduce additional effects of isolation,” she continues to add.

Seniors Samba is available globally for senior living communities, assisted living centers and memory care facilities. More information at: www.seniorssamba.com

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Business Optimization Consulting Firm Exploits Competitive Challenges

Expert Introduces Ground-Breaking Solutions for Business-Healthcare Relationships

HEATHROW, FL, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Philders Group International, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in future trending clients for business optimization in healthcare,
announced a new executive program, AMP-.Building a Clinical Bridge. This program empowers a company to charge ahead and expand their impact in the healthcare market to increase efficiency, lower costs, and improve patient outcomes. The program is so powerful, it is designed to make competition irrelevant.

The process helps businesses uniquely attack the challenges of the market for a business specific product or service. AMP, which is short for ampere, provides a burst of skill and expertise enabling clients to leap ahead of competitors, The four-part process, listed below, guides a company through initial planning and measures key performance drivers.

Building a Clinical Bridge
❏ Creates a business strategy to enhance positioning in the healthcare
❏ Ramps up the scale and scope of the campaign strategy
❏ Measures key performance drivers
❏ Captures a strategy of preeminence

Marlene Linders, President and CEO of Philders Group International states:
“ This executive program is a dynamic process to increase a company’s footprint in the healthcare sector or to introduce them to that industry. Philders Group becomes a critical conduit by building a Clinical Bridge. Businesses who let AMP be their guide become a trusted advisor to their healthcare client while competitors struggle to get a foot in the door. “

AMP gives businesses the power packed burst needed in order to grow and surge their profits. Philders Group has already begun to implement the AMP program with US based businesses and has plans to continue revolutionizing business-healthcare relationships globally. Companies that need a competitive edge in the healthcare industry should utilize AMP as soon as possible to create measurable growth for their business – ahead of others.

Philders Group International Inc. (PGI). is a healthcare consulting firm providing corporate strategic positioning to clients who want to gain access to or increase their footprint in the healthcare arena. They work with corporate clients by future trending healthcare sectors, and predicting growth areas for service and profit.

Philders Group International Inc. R&D division enhances new or emerging technology that may positively impact the health of the patient population as well as sustainability. Their unique team of experts provides objective investigation for efficacy, positioning, and “take it to market” enhancement and strategy.

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Friends of Oakland Animal Services Wins $60K from PetSmart Charities for Pop-Up Clinics for Pets of Unhoused Oaklanders

homeless man's dog with fishhook in mouth gets veterinary care from Oakland Animal Services

Little Abner had a run-in with a fishhook–OAS vets were there to help

Homeless man's dogs get care at pop-up veterinary clinic in Oakland, California

Abner and his brother at the pop-up vet clinic

Cat gets veterinary exam on table at pop-up clinic at temporary housing site for homeless in Oakland

Cats get care at the OAS pop-up clinics, too!

Monthly Community Vet Clinics Provide Critical Medical Care for Beloved Cats and Dogs

It’s estimated that 25% of unsheltered people are living with animals—and for many, the companionship of an animal may be the only family they have.”

— Ann Dunn, Oakland Animal Services Director

OAKLAND, CA, US, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The harsh winter weather and the dangers of COVID-19 are making the challenges of homelessness in Oakland even more dire—but thanks to a $60,000 grant to Friends of Oakland Animal Services from PetSmart Charities, a little relief is on the way this Sunday, January 17, for the pets of unhoused Oaklanders. Funded by this grant, a veterinary team from Oakland Animal Services will be treating pets at one of the City of Oakland’s temporary, low-barrier housing sites for people experiencing homelessness. Resident pets who may have never before been to a veterinarian will get free onsite treatments for straightforward conditions like skin allergies and ear infections; animals requiring more extensive care for issues like mass removals or amputations will be scheduled for treatment at OAS the upcoming week, all at no cost to their guardian.

What does access to care mean for Oakland’s pets living with guardians experiencing homelessness? At the team’s pilot pop-up event in late November 2020, Little Abner, a 10-month-old terrier mix, arrived with a fishhook in his mouth—an unfortunate souvenir of a walk taken near the marina with his owner the previous night. Abner’s owner heard through word of mouth about the free medical treatments being provided and brought him right over. Abner was taken to OAS so he could be sedated and the fishhook painlessly removed. He was reunited with his grateful guardian a few hours later.

“It’s estimated that 25% of unsheltered people are living with animals—and for many, the companionship of an animal may be the only family they have,” says Oakland Animal Services Director Ann Dunn. “This generous grant means that OAS will be able to help unhoused Oakland residents and their pets at locations that are accessible and designed for their support. We’re grateful that PetSmart Charities shares our commitment to equitable care that helps keep our city’s pets safe and healthy, with the people who love them.”

“The power of pets is transformative, and is magnified during difficult times,” said Kate Atema, senior manager, grants initiatives at PetSmart Charities. “We are proud to support Oakland Animal Services in keeping Oakland area pets and people together by reducing barriers to accessible veterinary care. This event will be a great benefit to both pets and pet parents in need.”

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Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only “open admissions” shelter, accepting all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers and the support of nonprofit Friends of Oakland Animal Services, OAS saves the lives of thousands of animals every year. Visit www.oaklandanimalservices.org to learn more.

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 600,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission Each year millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting nearly $430 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.

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