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Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Critical Path Institute and CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) announce the availability of a breakthrough tool to help combat tuberculosis (TB)a persistent disease resulting in 1.7 million deaths globally each year.

This new toola standardized way to report research datais critical for advancing new TB drug regimens. For the first time, researchers are able to combine and evaluate data from multiple studies using a common approach. This will help accelerate the development of new TB drugs by enhancing the design of clinical trials and the evaluation of new drugs. The TB data standards will also assist the regulatory review process for new drug development tools, such as clinical trial simulation models and methods to evaluate treatment endpoints.

The scope of this project was immense and its delivery in nine months was made possible by the smooth collaboration among C-Path, CDISC, FDA, industry partners and the many volunteers who participated in this effort through the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative, says Dr. Carolyn Compton, President and CEO of Critical Path Institute.

The Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) initiative is a global collaboration among pharmaceutical companies, academia, patient advocacy groups, and regulatory bodies having the shared goal of accelerating the development of new drug regimens targeting TB.

A tremendous amount of innovation has enabled an exciting new era of TB drug development, says Dr. Mel Spigelman, President and CEO, TB Alliance. To support a regimen-based development approach, the research and regulatory communities need new standards and platforms to help conduct, submit, and review this work. This new standard is an example of such a tool and will benefit both researchers and regulators, ultimately helping to ensure new TB cures reach those who need them as quickly as possible.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified TB as one of several disease areas having a critical need for data standards. CDISC is very pleased to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the FDA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, and C-Path to complete this TB standard work, based in part on preliminary work conducted through a National Institutes of Health Roadmap grant and clinical terminology support provided through our partnership with the National Cancer Institutes Enterprise Vocabulary Services, says Bron Kisler, VP, Strategic Initiatives and CDISC lead on the project. CDISC standards are vendor-neutral, platform independent, and publically available through the CDISC website at http://www.cdisc.org/therapeutic.

Future CDISC therapeutic area data standards will be developed under the leadership of CFAST (Coalition For Accelerating Standards and Therapies), a joint endeavor between C-Path and CDISC to accelerate clinical research and medical product development by creating and maintaining data standards, tools, and methods for conducting research in therapeutic areas important to public health.

ABOUT CRITICAL PATH INSTITUTE (C-PATH): Established in 2005 as a non-profit organization, C-Path was formed with public and private philanthropic support from the University of Arizona, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Tucson community. Additional funding has been provided by Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz). C-Path is committed to improving human health and well-being by developing new technologies and methods to accelerate the development and review of medical products. An international leader in forming collaborations around this mission, C-Path has established global, public-private partnerships that include more than 1,000 scientists from government regulatory agencies, academia, patient advocacy organizations, and 41 major pharmaceutical companies. C-Path has headquarters in Tucson, AZ and an office in Rockville, MD. For more information, visit http://www.c-path.org and follow us on Facebook.

ABOUT CDISC

CDISC is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit charitable organization, with nearly 300 supporting member organizations from across the clinical research and healthcare arenas. Through the efforts of volunteers around the globe, CDISC catalyzes productive collaboration to develop industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining research processes from protocol through analysis and reporting, including the use of electronic health records to facilitate the collection of high quality research data. The CDISC standards and innovations can decrease the time and cost of medical research and improve quality, thus contributing to the faster development of safer and more effective medical products and a learning healthcare system. The CDISC Vision is to inform patient care and safety through higher quality medical research.







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Carrie Fisher, BS, LMT from the Upledger Institute

upledger.com http Video produced by MassageNerd.com and Ryan Hoyme, Director of Social Media for http Carrie Fisher, BS, LMT is a licensed massage therapist for over 25 years, yet her love and passion is CranioSacral Therapy (CST). Carrie started her CST studies in 1990 and over a fifteen year time span co-treated with Dr. John Upledger, DO, CranioSacral Therapy Founder, at the renowned Upledger Institute Clinic (UI) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In 1995, she began working as a Visiting Therapist in The Brain and Spinal Cord Dysfunction Center on a regular basis. Carrie participated in special projects at UI including the Vietnam Vet Program for PTSD, the Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program and was one of the therapists assigned to work on the Egyptian Conjoined Twins prior to their successful separation surgery. Carrie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative Medicine and is an Upledger Certified Presenter of the Overview and Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy Workshops for continuing education credits, providing one and two day workshops and speaking engagements locally and nationally. She is certified in Bach Flower Essences, Pregnancy Massage and NeuroMuscular Therapy. She is a member of the Palm Beach State Massage Therapy Program Business Partnership Council and the Program Advisory Committee at Everglades University. Carrie is committed to sharing information about CranioSacral Therapy in a clear and simple manner. She is committed to supporting each person’s
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Annual Health IT Summit in Fort Lauderdale, June 12-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six The keynote presentations, case studies, and panel discussions on Meaningful Use, Accountable Care, Business Intelligence and on health information exchange… With greater efforts to facilitate health information exchange, the explosive use of personal devices, and the development of technologies that connect various care settings, there is little doubt health care is in the midst of a transformation. Mobile health, TeleX adoption, information exchange and other initiatives all point to a common goal: Increasing patient engagement and fortifying the provider-patient relationship. Behind these goals is a transformation in how care is delivered and paid for. But this isn’t something that will happen at some far off point in the future; the changes are happening today, right now. At the Institute for Health Technology Transformation’s iHT2 June summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., panelists will explore these issues and how they’re being adopted among providers. Through new technologies, providers are bringing the exam room to the patient. These TeleX initiatives are the backbone of health reform, according to advocates who will participate in the iHT2 June summit. Teaching physicians to use new technology for diagnosis and treatment, and allowing patients to be involved without having to travel or wait in crowded office lobbies improves both care and satisfaction for all parties

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(PRWEB) June 05, 2012

Gulf Coast Regional Center Mobile Van will be on-site at Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (HOSH) and on-site at KPRC Channel 2 news studios. Key Access Institute will sponsoring and be on-site to assist during the event. The dates are June 21 and 22nd from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment: 713-314-4400. Free healthy food will be provided by My Fit Foods for those donating blood and volunteering.

Key Access Institute is committed to making a difference in peoples lives and helping support the ongoing efforts of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Commit for Life. The reason to donate is to help save lives. Every donation can help save as many as three lives.

About Key Access Institute, LLC (KAI)

KAI is an innovative learning institution offering valuable programs and courses developed by working medical professionals. We are passionate about elevating educational opportunities for students from across the city and around world. Our extensive and in-depth surgical assisting, training and customized curriculum, specifically through our Surgical First Assistant Key Program, provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue advancement in a career path to become a Surgical First Assistant.

Key Access institute, which was established in 2010 by Mary Valentine was started and is supported by surgical assistants. Key Access Institute, LLC draws strength from longstanding relationships with some of Houstons best physicians, surgeons, and medical professionals as well as access to research facilities, laboratories, and technology at facilities in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas. Key Access Institute offers both in depth student programs as well as online and classroom seminars. KAI is a privately owned company incorporated in the state of Texas operating in both the medical staffing and the career education industries.

About Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital

Orthopedists and neurosurgeons designed Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (HOSH) to achieve surgical outcomes of the highest quality. HOSH is the only specialty orthopedic hospital in Texas to receive the combination of being ranked in the top 5% for Joint Replacement for 2010-2011 and Outstanding Patient Experience for 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as the recipient of the Spine Surgery Excellence Award in 2012 in a national study released by HealthGrades.

About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, (GCRBC) began operations on Jan. 1, 1975. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 700 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.

GCRBC partners with the community to help save and sustain lives by providing a safe supply of blood, blood components and related services.







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Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States (Rockefeller Institute Press)

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating the tea partiers, Republican Party, health insurance industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce. The action takes place inside the Beltway—the White House, Congressional anterooms, and the streets of DC—and at hundreds of town meetings, demonstrations, and confrontations in places like Danville, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The book describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Obama administration, as the President and his team both pushed for reform and made repeated concessions to the health care industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left.

Most powerfully, it is the story of the triumph of thousands of people who had seen loved ones die, families go bankrupt, small businesses ruined, and futures destroyed by the health insurance system in the United States.

The book is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general reader. Detailed enough to interest people primarily concerned about health care policy and politics, it will also capture readers generally interested in US political dynamics and the health of American democracy.

“Richard Kirsch’s book is the rarest of combinations: an insider look at American politics that instructs as well as entertains. As head of the remarkable advocacy organization Health Care for America Now, Kirsch was on the frontlines of the fight for affordable, quality coverage for all Americans in 2008–10. Now he recalls those searing yet inspiring experiences with wit, wisdom, and a wry sense of humor. The result is a compelling story of the power of citizens’ groups that says much about how health care reform happened—and what its passage and uncertain implementation mean for our democratic future.” — Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and coauthor of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States (Rockefeller Institute Press)

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating the tea partiers, Republican Party, health insurance industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce. The action takes place inside the Beltway—the White House, Congressional anterooms, and the streets of DC—and at hundreds of town meetings, demonstrations, and confrontations in places like Danville, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The book describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Obama administration, as the President and his team both pushed for reform and made repeated concessions to the health care industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left.

Most powerfully, it is the story of the triumph of thousands of people who had seen loved ones die, families go bankrupt, small businesses ruined, and futures destroyed by the health insurance system in the United States.

The book is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general reader. Detailed enough to interest people primarily concerned about health care policy and politics, it will also capture readers generally interested in US political dynamics and the health of American democracy.

“Richard Kirsch’s book is the rarest of combinations: an insider look at American politics that instructs as well as entertains. As head of the remarkable advocacy organization Health Care for America Now, Kirsch was on the frontlines of the fight for affordable, quality coverage for all Americans in 2008–10. Now he recalls those searing yet inspiring experiences with wit, wisdom, and a wry sense of humor. The result is a compelling story of the power of citizens’ groups that says much about how health care reform happened—and what its passage and uncertain implementation mean for our democratic future.” — Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and coauthor of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States (Rockefeller Institute Press)

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating the tea partiers, Republican Party, health insurance industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce. The action takes place inside the Beltway—the White House, Congressional anterooms, and the streets of DC—and at hundreds of town meetings, demonstrations, and confrontations in places like Danville, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The book describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Obama administration, as the President and his team both pushed for reform and made repeated concessions to the health care industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left.

Most powerfully, it is the story of the triumph of thousands of people who had seen loved ones die, families go bankrupt, small businesses ruined, and futures destroyed by the health insurance system in the United States.

The book is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general reader. Detailed enough to interest people primarily concerned about health care policy and politics, it will also capture readers generally interested in US political dynamics and the health of American democracy.

“Richard Kirsch’s book is the rarest of combinations: an insider look at American politics that instructs as well as entertains. As head of the remarkable advocacy organization Health Care for America Now, Kirsch was on the frontlines of the fight for affordable, quality coverage for all Americans in 2008–10. Now he recalls those searing yet inspiring experiences with wit, wisdom, and a wry sense of humor. The result is a compelling story of the power of citizens’ groups that says much about how health care reform happened—and what its passage and uncertain implementation mean for our democratic future.” — Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and coauthor of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States (Rockefeller Institute Press)

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating the tea partiers, Republican Party, health insurance industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce. The action takes place inside the Beltway—the White House, Congressional anterooms, and the streets of DC—and at hundreds of town meetings, demonstrations, and confrontations in places like Danville, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The book describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Obama administration, as the President and his team both pushed for reform and made repeated concessions to the health care industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left.

Most powerfully, it is the story of the triumph of thousands of people who had seen loved ones die, families go bankrupt, small businesses ruined, and futures destroyed by the health insurance system in the United States.

The book is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general reader. Detailed enough to interest people primarily concerned about health care policy and politics, it will also capture readers generally interested in US political dynamics and the health of American democracy.

“Richard Kirsch’s book is the rarest of combinations: an insider look at American politics that instructs as well as entertains. As head of the remarkable advocacy organization Health Care for America Now, Kirsch was on the frontlines of the fight for affordable, quality coverage for all Americans in 2008–10. Now he recalls those searing yet inspiring experiences with wit, wisdom, and a wry sense of humor. The result is a compelling story of the power of citizens’ groups that says much about how health care reform happened—and what its passage and uncertain implementation mean for our democratic future.” — Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and coauthor of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

In this tough economy many groups and organizations struggle just to maintain. Fundraising has become necessary for their survival. The Dosha Fundraising’s website (http://www.DoshaFundraising.org) offers products for fundraising that have been scrupulously researched for their contribution to our health and sustainability of the planet. With a parallel commitment to the well being of people and the earth, the Green Fundraising Development Institute understands how to implement most profitable fundraising campaigns that exceed expectations with integrity. All participants are proud to represent their organization while encouraging their customers to make a difference.

Healthy Directions of Poway (http://www.HealthyDirectionsPoway.com) provides thehealth/wellness/nutrition platform for fundraising events.

Services that can be tailored to your event include:

Programs focusing on disease management: These programs monitor and treat specific illnesses, i.e.: Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, and Stress. Disease management follows the 80/20 rule: 80% health care costs are spent on 20% of employees.

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Fitness programs designed with professional trainer: Reasonable goals established; Evaluation and summary printout; Scheduled follow-up.

Medical evaluation, including EKG and blood work, cancer screen, bone density for Osteoporosis, if appropriate; Psychological evaluation; Summary printout; Appropriate self-help and learn materials dispensed, once high-risk areas are identified; Scheduled follow-up.

Consultation with Registered Dietician: Diet history and Nutritional assessment; Lifestyle recommendations; Summary printout; Scheduled follow-up.

Oriental and Integrative Medicine consultation.

The Gardens of Eden division shows how to design and plant a garden to successfully grow your own food. We can provide individualized garden advise that demonstrates how to irrigate and maintain your garden year round. Tired of paying high prices for fresh organic veggies? Eat what you grow and sell or donate the rest.

Non Profit Organizations that operate residential homes and commercial properties demand quality energy improvements and San Diego based Phoenix Energy and Construction’s goal is to fill these needs. Non Profits realize that utility cost savings to operate their facilities saves money each month and improves their bottom line.Phoenix Energy and Construction has qualified as a Participating Contractor in Energy Upgrade California, collaboration between the California Department of Energy and Utilities throughout the state, to reduce energy use and create a more comfortable, healthy and safe environment in homes. Homeowners can achieve up to $ 8000 in rebates and incentives to upgrade their attic and wall insulation, home heating/cooling, windows and perform weatherization.saving money on utility bills.

If any of our services can improve and strengthen fund development strategies for your nonprofit organization please contact the Green Fund Development Institute at 858-208-7016.







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Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States (Rockefeller Institute Press)

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

This first-person account brings readers inside the biggest and most consequential issue campaign in American history. Fighting for Our Health recounts how a reform campaign led by grassroots organizers played a crucial role in President Obama’s signing historic health reform legislation in March of 2010—defeating the tea partiers, Republican Party, health insurance industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce. The action takes place inside the Beltway—the White House, Congressional anterooms, and the streets of DC—and at hundreds of town meetings, demonstrations, and confrontations in places like Danville, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The book describes the tense relationship between progressives and the Obama administration, as the President and his team both pushed for reform and made repeated concessions to the health care industry, while trying to squelch any pressure from the left.

Most powerfully, it is the story of the triumph of thousands of people who had seen loved ones die, families go bankrupt, small businesses ruined, and futures destroyed by the health insurance system in the United States.

The book is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general reader. Detailed enough to interest people primarily concerned about health care policy and politics, it will also capture readers generally interested in US political dynamics and the health of American democracy.

“Richard Kirsch’s book is the rarest of combinations: an insider look at American politics that instructs as well as entertains. As head of the remarkable advocacy organization Health Care for America Now, Kirsch was on the frontlines of the fight for affordable, quality coverage for all Americans in 2008–10. Now he recalls those searing yet inspiring experiences with wit, wisdom, and a wry sense of humor. The result is a compelling story of the power of citizens’ groups that says much about how health care reform happened—and what its passage and uncertain implementation mean for our democratic future.” — Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University and coauthor of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

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