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(PRWEB) June 26, 2013
Angelina Jolie recently shocked the world when she revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after she tested positive for the faulty BRCA1 gene. Not only did this disclosure stun the world, but it was also viewed as a brave and courageous act, reminding the public that that even the most glamorized celebrities are vulnerable to cancer; the same disease that takes the lives of millions of women every year. Tellwut’s community of online survey panelists were supportive of this decision at 47%, with support from women only being slightly higher at 50%. 37% overall were undecided with just 16% feeling that this was a wrong decision.
Interested in gathering more information about panel members views and opinions regarding gene testing, market research company Tellwut conducted a survey about this health issue. According to the results, 42% of participants were familiar with the faulty BRCA1 gene. When asked whether participants knew of someone that had cancer due to the BRCA1 gene mutation, 12% of participants indicated that they knew someone with the gene. Although results indicate that the mutation gene has not touched too many participants, Jolies goal is that her story will open up a dialogue and encourage women to get tested for faulty genes, such as, the BRCA1 mutation gene. When asked whether panel members had ever considered having genetic testing done, the results indicated that only 16% of participants had considered genetic testing while 58% had not.
The lack of concern regarding genetic testing may be attributed to the fact that testing is very expensive, inaccessible and may result in denial of insurance for the person tested or their children. The BRCA1 test costs around $ 300 to $ 3,000 depending on the depth of the test according to breastcancer.org and is generally only covered under insurance for those who have a pre-existing family history of cancer such as breast cancer. According to the online survey results, the top reasons people choose not to have genetic testing performed were due to limited finances, no family background with cancer and poor insurance coverage. This correlates with a comment made by one Tellwut panel member who stated, If you have the cash or the insurance it will be no problem to get the tests and decide to have the surgery and the reconstructive surgery. Angelina has the money to have everything necessary to ensure her health…most people do not!
With most panelists in favor of her action, credit must go to Angelina Jolie for bravely disclosing her health issues to the public, for educating women about the BRCA1 gene and for being an advocate to women around the world. Education brings change and the ability to ensure better testing where warranted.
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Tampa, FL and Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) December 07, 2012
Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions, the leading provider of online education, compliance training and record-keeping for the senior care industry, announced it was chosen by Jarlette Health Services, one of Ontarios premier providers of retirement and long-term care communities, to deliver online training and record-keeping to Jarlette Health Services more than 1,550 staff members across 12 long-term care communities and 5 retirement communities. Staff of Jarlette Health Services will have access to more than 500 courses to train both frontline and administrative staff running on the Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions industry-leading Learning and Performance Engine (LMS).
Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions brings a web-based platform with access to an extensive library of educational topics, allowing our staff to grow personally and professionally, while the tracking system provides a central repository to record and manage outstanding and completed course information, noted Julia King, Jarlette Health Services Director Long Term Care Operations.
Jarlette Health Services chose Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions as its sole online training partner in an effort to ensure the training and education they were providing was relevant, current, focused on emerging trends and industry issues, and based on best practices. They also recognized a need to empower each home to personalize and customize the training it provided while standardizing the delivery and trackingall of which was achievable with the Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions system.
With online training and record-keeping from Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions, staff of Jarlette Health Services will have the opportunity to complete education and training using a highly user-friendly online platform. Additionally, each long-term care community and retirement community can customize training for its homes and lodges, incorporating additional materials, policies and specific procedures.
We are excited about bringing Jarlette on to our ever growing roster of Canadian senior care providers. Our robust training library is specifically customized to the unique care demands in Canada and we continue to leverage the markets leading subject matter experts on care, regulatory and service issues to ensure that we are driving consistent and relevant content, noted Tamar Abell, President of Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions.
At Jarlette Health Services, we believe that our staff are our greatest asset and believe that our partnership with Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions strengthens the education and development programs offered in each of our homes and lodges, creating efficiencies for our staff and managers while providing them with the most current and up-to-date education available, King mentioned. We look forward to our partnership and are confident that this initiative will continue to make an outstanding difference in the lives of our staff, while promoting the best quality care of our residents.
Care2Learn delivers superior online education and training for the senior care industry and holds more than 70 state and national accreditations. Through its award-winning healthcare Learning and Performance Engine, Care2Learn offers individual courses as well as large-scale provider training solutions for healthcare organizations featuring customizable and easily accessible online universities with a full range of tracking and reporting features. With an online library exceeding 500 courses authored by more than 150 subject matter experts, Care2Learn serves more than 4,000 healthcare organizations and more than 500,000 professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2000, Care2Learn is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and is the recipient of numerous community honors and industry rewards. In 2012 Care2Learn merged with healthcare eLearning and record-keeping provider Upstairs Solutions to provide even more products and services for its online users. For further information, visit http://www.Care2Learn.com or http://www.Care2LearnEnterprise.com.
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) August 18, 2012
Would you like to save big on car insurance this year? Cheaper insurance rates are possible if you take the time to educate yourself on the do’s and dont’s when looking into a new provider.
Recent studies show that many consumers don’t take the time to shop around or just take on the same insurance company as their parents and stay on the same policy for years. Failure to compare insurance quotes and know what’s available could be costing you hundreds per year. So when it’s time to finally look into what other insurance companies have to offer it’s important to keep these 5 tips in mind:
1. Get a head start. If you don’t already own a car, make sure that the vehicle you’re interested in purchasing is “insurance friendly”. Insurance friendly cars such as family sedans are cheaper to insure than high performance sports cars or luxury vehicles not just for the obvious reasons but also because they are generally cheaper to repair.
Also be sure to get the facts and avoid cars that are often stolen in your area, more info can be found at the National Insurance Crime Bureau website (http://www.nicb.org)
2. Take on higher deductibles. In the event of an insurance claim, the dollar value that you take on before your insurance company pays up is known as the deductible. If your deductible is increased your insurance costs are lowered. Life is unpredictable, but if you’re confident that you’re a safe driver and maybe you’re not on the road too often the risk of a higher deductible can save you up to 40% on your coverage.
3. Low-mileage discounts. Another benefit of not being on the road so much. Many insurance companies will offer low mileage discounts to drivers who are on the road less than a predetermined number of miles per year because simply put, the less you drive, the less chance of an accident.
4. Remove unnecessary coverage. Towing and car rental coverage can add more than $ 70 per year to you plan. If you already have roadside assistance (which you should!), keep safe and maintain your car properly the need for towing coverage may not be necessary.
As for rentals, if you pay with your credit card, certain credit cards will provide you a degree of coverage already. If you don’t plan on renting a car anytime within the next year removing this coverage might save you up to $ 40 per year.
5. Other safety discounts. If you have defensive drivers training, a clean driving record, no accidents in 3 years or even have safety devices on your vehicle such as immobilizers or other anti-theft devices, these can all contribute to cheaper car insurance rates.
BONUS TIP: Telemantics. If you don’t mind your insurance company acting like big brother when it comes to your driving habits there are some insurance companies that will offer a discount in exchange for a ‘black box’ installed on your vehicle. What this device will do is act a s a GPS to track you safe driving habits.
Keeping all these tips in mind when doing your comparison shopping for car insurance will save you hundreds per year. Our newly launched site; CarInsuranceQuoteUSA.com will help connect you to the top insurance companies in your area. The service is absolutely free and there is no obligation to sign up in order to receive a quote from our providers.
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(PRWEB) August 10, 2012
Better Insurance Choice is proud to announce the establishment of BetterInsuranceChoice.com a new better alternative in the industry of helping customers find the lowest rates imaginable on all types of insurance.
BetterInsuranceChoice.com Quick Facts:
Find instant quotes for automobile, home, health and life insurance easier than ever before.
By working with multiple insurance providers, the company always helps consumers find the lowest rate.
Unlike competitors, the brand-new industry-leading insurance comparison service is completely free.
Professional and easy-to-navigate BetterInsuranceChoice.com features cutting-edge design and features.
By partnering with a carefully considered selection of the insurance industry’s top providers, the company provides real value to consumers who want to save money on insurance. Specializing in more than just car insurance, the easy-to-use system ensures the consumer can always find the lowest-possible rate on car insurance, life insurance, health insurance and homeowners’ insurance, with complete information offered on specialized rates offered by bundling multiple policies together.
Here’s how the system works. A consumer needs only enter their zipcode and the type of insurance to begin the process. BetterInsuranceChoice.com, an established name in helping consumers find the insurance policy right for them, has worked with designers to provide a system that is as safe and secure as it is simple. After location information is given and the type of insurance is selected, the company shows a long list of the top providers in the industry with a customized quote, all with a minimum of personal information entered.
The whole process is quick and hassle-free, and best of all, it’s free and always will be. Some competitors charge as much as $ 69 just to help consumers find insurance quotes. Not only does the consumer avoid this with BetterInsuranceChoice.com, but thanks to careful cultivation of the best and lowest-cost providers in the industry, the consumer has access to a larger collection of insurance providers than ever before. With complete quote information from each competitor, the user need only click to compare the best rates as well as the level and types of auto, home, health and life insurance offered.
Especially in the world of auto insurance where rates vary wildly by individual situation and provider, the modern consumer has learned that cross-shopping multiple providers is the only way to go if the best rate is desired. Rather than spending 30 minutes at each auto insurance provider’s website for a quote, the website’s brand-new sophisticated quote collection system takes just minutes, allowing the user to compare multiple rates at once without the need to enter the same information over and over.
The company was created after the realization that the vast majority of insurance quote websites are filled with spam, false promises and hidden fees. In setting up the brand new website insurance comparison service, the company seeks to bring integrity and clarity to the quote-finding process. If consumers can find what they are looking for in a timely fashion with all the information needed to make an informed decision, BetterInsuranceChoice.com has succeeded in its mission.
To learn more or get a free insurance quote go to http://www.BetterInsuranceChoice.com/
Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
As part of its ongoing efforts to expand the reach of its innovative online learning program, Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), based in Pensacola, FL, has partnered with Ashland University of Ashland, OH, to launch Ashland Career Online High School. This new online school offering students both an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate will be made available to inmates in U.S. corrections facilities.
SHCOE (https://www.shcoe.org/) became the worlds first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district in February of 2011. Career certificates available to SHCOE students include Childcare,Transportation Services, Office Management, Homeland Security Protection Services, and General Career Preparation .
Established in 1878, Ashland University (http://www.ashland.edu) is a comprehensive university that serves a diverse student population. The school was ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Reports National Universities category for 2012. In addition, Ashland University is recognized as the nations leading higher education institution in providing outreach programs designed to enhance education opportunities for members of the corrections community.
The Florida Department of Corrections recently announced its intent to award a contract to SHCOE for the provision of online career training and high school education services to Florida inmates, said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of SHCOE. Now this partnership with Ashland Universitya recognized leader in providing post-secondary education to prison populationsfurther expands SHCOEs role in the corrections space. Our goal is to provide online high school and career education to inmates in all 50 states around the United States. This is certainly another step in accomplishing that goal.
This collaboration with SHCOE fulfills a need to work with a population that has been identified as needing more assistance to succeed, said John Dowdell, Director of Ashland Universitys Gill Center for Business and Economic Education. This is a mutually beneficial relationship in which each organization can build on the strengths of the other. In addition to extending education opportunities, another goal of this partnership is to bring about a reduction in recidivism among prison inmates.
Both Dr. Liebman and Mr. Dowdell see this partnership between SHCOE and Ashland University as a means of creating a seamless educational flow in the corrections space. Inmates will have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas and career certificates through Ashland Career Online High School before moving on to post-secondary studies with Ashland University, all in preparation of being re-incorporated into communities as productive members of the workforce.
Ashland University has continued to build technological components into its delivery of educational programs to members of corrections systems and incorporating a career online high school is a natural next step in the process, said Dr. Liebman.
Because of its relationship with Advanced Systems Technology (AST), a business partner in the SHCOE district, SHCOE is also uniquely positioned to address security issues involved in providing online education programs to incarcerated populations. AST is a technology firm that has provided numerous solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Justice since 1984 and has delivered online training to over 2,000,000 individuals.
Were excited about this partnership with SHCOE, said Dr. Frederick Finks, President of Ashland University. It provides an excellent opportunity for Ashland University to build on its longstanding service to the correctional community .
Smart Horizons Career Online Education, founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, is a private, AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. AdvancED/SACS District accreditation signifies that SHCOE and all of its schools are fully accredited and that SHCOE is recognized across the nation as a quality school system. Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers 18credit, careerbased high school diploma programs that are designed to prepare students for entrance into the workplace. Career certificate offerings include Childcare Education, Office Management, Protection Services, Homeland Security, Healthcare (coming soon), Transportation Services, and Professional Skills.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.shcoe.org, call our office at 8557774265 or email us at info(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org
Contact: Dr. Howard Liebman, Smart Horizons Career Online Education, CEO & Superintendent, 3059626489 or hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org
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Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) July 17, 2012
The following veterinarians have been named as the six finalists in the My Vets the Best Contest after being nominated by their respective clients for providing exceptional veterinary care and for going above and beyond for pets and their owners:
Dr. Holly Brophy, Bel Aire Pet Clinic, Mt. Zion, Illinois
Dr. Richard Chu, Pets Unlimited, San Francisco, California
Dr. Kathy Joseph, Vandalia Animal Clinic, Vandalia, Ohio
Dr. Tony Poutous, Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Dr. Luminita Sarbu, Veterinary Oncology Center, Renton, Washington
In the contest, pet owners nominate their veterinarians and explain why they think they are the best through a form on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page. Each quarter, an internal panel at the pet insurance agency selects six finalists from all received nominations. The six veterinarians and their client-submitted stories are then posted to Facebook for one month of public voting. Stories are currently available on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page at https://forms.petsbest.com/vote and online voting is now open.
Each quarter, the pet owner with the story receiving the most votes will receive a $ 200 cash prize and the winning veterinarian will receive $ 1,000 for the treatment of animals in need, or for those pet owners who cannot afford the care their pet needs. A single grand prize winner will also be selected by Pets Best Insurance at the end of the year. The annual grand prize winner receives airfare, hotel accommodations and registration for two to the 2013 Western Veterinary Conferencea leading continuing education conference for veterinarians. The 2012 My Vets the Best contest will recognize a total of four winning pet owners and their veterinarians throughout the year.
The first quarter winner of the 2012 My Vets the Best contest, Dr. Tom Greek, of Greek and Associates Veterinary Hospital in Yorba Linda, CA, was able to provide care to a female tortoise named Roxy with the $ 1,000 he was awarded. Dr. Greek was nominated by client Liddy Kammer and won the online vote.
Roxy was diagnosed with a three-inch urinary bladder stone which required surgery involving cutting a window through the bottom of her shell to access the bladder. Unfortunately, Roxys owner wasnt able to provide the surgery to Roxy and ended up relinquishing the tortoise to Greek and Associates Veterinary Hospital.
Through the prize money from Pets Best Insurance, GAVH performed the life-saving cystotomy to remove the bladder stone, Dr. Greek, said. [Roxy] shows that even a tortoise can go through tough times and with a little help from others, can persevere.
More information about the contest, nomination process and rules can be found at: http://www.petsbest.com/vetpromo.
About Pets Best Insurance
With the goal of reducing economic euthanasia and his commitment to the health and well-being of all pets, Pets Best Insurance president Dr. Jack Stephens founded pet insurance in the United States in 1981. A true industry visionary, Dr. Stephens presented the first pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best Insurance team with his passion for quality pet health care and his expert veterinary knowledge. The Pets Best Insurance team is comprised of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value.
Pet insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware Insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an insurance organization composed of Independence Holding Company, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and its operating subsidiaries. The IHC Group has been providing life, health and stop loss insurance solutions for nearly 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit http://www.ihcgroup.com. In states in which Independence American Insurance Companys new policy form has not yet received regulatory approval, Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut will underwrite policies. Each insurer has sole responsibility for its own products. To determine the applicable underwriter in your state visit http://www.petsbest.com/underwriter or please call Pets Best at 1-877-738-7237.
For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at http://www.petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). You may also follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance.
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