New SOCHi Campus Finds Jobs in Los Angeles

Southern California Health Institute – Satellite Campus Open House

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — North Hollywood CA, April 25th, 2019 – Southern California Health Institute has had it’s doors open for over 25 years serving it’s community by providing hands-on training and meaningful jobs in the field of Health & Wellness. While other schools may focus solely on curriculum, SOCHi brings on a career-centric educational program. SOCHi’s main focus is the task of turning students into career driven graduates through interactive learning, business lessons, real-world volunteering, and many more experiences that help us harbor a fellowship of peers that strive to heal the world. Just this month, SOCHi has opened up a new satellite campus in North Hollywood, right near the arts district. An open house will be held on May 8th to let the community visit the new campus and inquire about their Health & Wellness programs.

After years of building up their reputation in the Los Angeles area right in the heart of North Hollywood, SOCHi had to move locations in 2015. After the move to their now Reseda location, North Hollywood residents were left with a deficit where their strong community of career driven individuals were once cultivating a movement. From part-time dancers to stay at home mothers, individuals from all around would head to Southern California Health Institute to grow and hone their craft. Now, with a new satellite campus filling in the gap that was created with the recent move, the hustle and bustle of reaching for goals and making money will spill into the street of North Hollywood once again.

At the open house, visitors will get the opportunity to get a tour of the satellite campus. Walking down the fluorescent halls you will catch a supercut of your future during your training and your career after your certification. Walk in and out of the classrooms and get the chance to get up close to all the tools from EKG machines and Paraffin Wax all the way to TRX cables and packed centrifuges.

Visitors can also get the opportunity to inquire about the various programs that SOCHi has to offer. Programs provided at the trade school are Advanced Professional Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab, Personal Fitness Trainer/Health and Wellness, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, and Certified Medical Assistant. The school’s Dean of Academics, Jessica Kallio states, “Many students come in through our doors knowing they want a career, but don’t know where to start. That’s when our admissions counselors step in and listen to their needs. They hear their story and then together, they decide what the best fit for them is.”

The school’s Career Services Department, which specializes in finding students positions in their field, will also be in attendance. The Career Services division is solely dedicated to building student repertoire through business training, resume sessions, mock interviews, and career fairs. Any questions about job placement, security, wages, or even career plans can also be directed towards them.

The North Hollywood satellite campus Open House located at 5644 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601 from 10 am to 7 pm shall kickstart a new meaning to dreaming, believing and achieving.

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Easler Education Inc. Launches Version 3 of EaslerLMS

Easler Learning Management System

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Easler Education Inc., operator of Launches Version 3 of EaslerLMS

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, April 30, 2019 / — EaslerLMS Version 3 was launched on April 15, 2019, and we are proud to report to our affiliates, resellers, authorized trainers, and our future partners that we are ahead of schedule.

Here is a quick update on what this version release includes:

• Managers can now purchase course credits directly from their portal by “clicking on the course” then “add course
credits” function (FYI – course credits never expire)

• Managers and portal administrators can now view payment history directly from the manager profile.

• Portal administrators can now enroll/invite users directly from their portal.

• EaslerLMS is now fully compatible with Microsoft Edge.

• Portal administrators can also review the progress and status of managers and their learners and can resend invites,
update email addresses, names, and other user information.

• Assignment submission and course completion manager notifications.

• View and download certificate options for managers, administrators, and instructors.

***Version 4 will be launched sometime in late June 2019, and will include:***

• E-COMMERCE WEBSITES: We will be launching an e-commerce function so our resellers and authorized trainers will be
able to sell drug and alcohol testing courses directly from their own websites.

• Instructor portal for resellers, authorized trainers, and other third-party customers.

• Website trust seals that immediately verify manager and learners’ certificates directly from third-party websites.
The trust seals can be generated after you complete the course, they can be embedded on websites and landing pages to
build trust with your customers and use as a valuable sales and marketing tool.

• Public API connect EaslerLMS directly to your website.

**Upcoming Courses & Programs:**

State-by-state drug testing law courses

• Employee Drug Awareness Course

• DOT Supervisor Training Course with FRA Post Accident Training

• Bloodborne/Droplet/Airborne Pathogens

• OSHA Construction Safety Classes

• Site Auditing

• Authorized Trainer Program


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The Global Child Care Market To Grow At An Annual Rate Of Almost 12%

The Business Research Company adds Child Care Market By Type, Market Overview And Market Players– Global Forecast To 2022 report to its report collection.

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 30, 2019 / — The global market for child care reached a value of nearly above $340 billion in 2018, having grown at an annual rate of above 8% since 2014, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of almost 12% through 2022.

Growth in the historic period (2014-2018) resulted from economic growth in emerging markets, the rise in awareness of the benefits of early learning, government funding in developed nations towards childcare, and changes in parental social status. Factors that negatively affected growth in the historic period were increased unemployment rates and increased costs of raising children. Going forward, government initiatives to support child care, rising corporate profits which enable companies to spend more on social benefits to employees, and awareness due to the rise in internet penetration will drive growth. Factors that could hinder the growth of the global child care market in the future include rising minimum wages and security issues.

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The market is segmented by type into baby and child day care centers, pre-kindergarten and preschool centers, and nursery schools. The baby and child day care centers market was the largest segment of the child care market. The pre-kindergarten and preschool centers market is expected to be the fastest-growing segment going forward.

The market for child care is highly fragmented with a large number of small entities with minor share. Players in the market include Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Learning Care Group, Primrose Schools, Goodstart Early Learning, G8 Education, JP Holdings, and Noble Learning Communities.

Child Care Market By Type (Baby And Child Day Care Centers, Pre-Kindergarten And Preschool Centers, Nursery Schools, And Overall Child Care), Market Overview And Market Players – Global Forecast To 2022 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides child care market overviews, analyzes and forecasts child care market size and growth for the global child care market, child care market share, child care market players, child care market size, child care market segments and geographies, child care market trends, child care market drivers and child care market restraints, child care market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The child care market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

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Read Child Care Market By Type (Baby And Child Day Care Centers, Pre-Kindergarten And Preschool Centers, Nursery Schools, And Overall Child Care), Market Overview And Market Players – Global Forecast To 2022 from The Business Research Company for information on the following:

Markets Covered: global child care market, (by type – baby and child day care centers, pre-kindergarten and preschool centers, nursery schools, overall childcare); global social assistance market.

Data Segmentations: child care market size, global and by country; historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries; (by type – baby and child day care centers, pre-kindergarten and preschool centers, nursery schools, overall child care); global social assistance market, market size, historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries.

Child Care Market Organizations Covered: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Learning Care Group, Primrose Schools, Goodstart Early Learning, G8 Education, KinderCare Education.

Regions: Asia-Pacific, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa.

Time Series: Five years historic (2014-18) and forecast (2018-22).

Other Information And Analyses: child care market metrics, global child care market comparison with macro-economic factors, child care market size, percentage of GDP, per capita average child care expenditure, global, and by country, per child (aged 0 to 6 years old) average child care expenditure, global, by region, and by country, PESTEL analysis, child care market customer information, child care market product/service analysis – product examples, child care market trends and opportunities, drivers and restraints, key mergers and acquisitions, global child care market in 2022 – countries offering most new opportunities

Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report are sourced using end notes.

Strategies For Participants In The Child Care Industry: The report explains over 12 strategies for companies in the child care market, based on industry trends and company analysis. These include large child care companies considering to partner with corporate companies to increase their revenues and market share and, Bright Horizons Family Solutions’ growth strategy which aims at increasing its market share and expanding its operations through acquisitions.

Opportunities For Companies In The Child Care Sector: The report reveals where the global child care industry will put on most $ sales up to 2022.

Number of Pages: 256
Number of Figures: 90
Number of Tables: 153

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Chiropractor Dr. Scott Zack considers latest trends in practice

Dr. Scott Zack

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Dr. Scott P. Zack explores the latest chiropractic industry trends and considers what's in store moving forward.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN, USA, April 30, 2019 / — Chiropractor Dr. Scott P. Zack reflects on Dynamic Chiropractic's most recent Expanding Chiropractic Practice Survey as he addresses the latest industry trends, including reduced dependency on insurance and the growth of so-called multi-practitioner offices.

A magazine for U.S. chiropractors with a circulation of over 60,000, Dynamic Chiropractic is published by MPA Media and is indexed by CINAHL, a catalog of predominantly English-language journal articles relating to healthcare, allied health, nursing, and biomedicine.

"The Expanding Chiropractic Practice Survey offers an interesting snapshot and look into exactly what's trending within chiropractic care in the United States today," explains Dr. Zack, a successful and experienced chiropractor based in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

Looking to reveal a number of key takeaways from the latest Dynamic Chiropractic Expanding Chiropractic Practice Survey, the main finding, he says, centers around reduced dependency on insurance. "Around 40 percent of chiropractors in the United States now receive less than a quarter of their total annual revenue from so-called 'third-party payers,'" reveals Dr. Scott Zack, "pointing at a growing trend toward reduced third-party dependency."

Second among the trends highlighted by Dr. Scott P. Zack and Dynamic Chiropractic pertains to an extended range of revenue channels. "According to the latest Expanding Chiropractic Practice Survey, more than half of all U.S. chiropractors polled revealed that they planned to increase their revenue by offering a broader range of services during the coming year," explains Dr. Zack.

This approach is further reflected, he also points out, in another trend highlighted by Dynamic Chiropractic which suggests that the majority of those polled are also looking to increase the range of physical products offered to patients. Highlighted products, according to the survey, include nutritional supplements, topical analgesics, orthotics, and pillows, all of which are currently provided by more than half of all chiropractors polled, a number which Dr. Zack suggests is set to climb.

Further industry trends revealed by the survey include a reduction in so-called solo practitioner offices, and the growth of multi-practitioner sites, as well as an increase in the number of new patient sources. "More than a third of the chiropractors polled reported that they now regularly acquire new patients via social media," Dr. Zack reveals, "a trend which only looks set to grow further moving forward."

"Patient referrals, however," he adds, wrapping up, "remained the standout leader, as expected, with practice website inquiries also proving to be a common and growing source of new patients among chiropractors located across the United States."

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Morgan Abele Named Director of Subsurface Utility Locating at Control Point Associates, Inc.


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Control Point Associates, Inc. has announced that Morgan Abele has joined the firm to expand their Subsurface Utility Locating division.

WARREN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — Morgan Abele has worked in the underground utility locating industry for 34 years. Starting out in the industry on a temporary basis, he discovered a passion for the work and the clients he served. Enjoying the challenges and diversity, Morgan has found endless opportunity to apply his knowledge in new and interesting ways. Throughout his career, he has worked with many public and private sector clients, and completed projects for many government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency.

As an expert in Subsurface Utility Locating, Morgan has worked on some unique projects. A few of the most notable was the mapping of a 114 building, 260-acre pharmaceutical site; leak detecting a 375-mile gas distribution system; developing a method to locate plastic propane lines lacking tracer wire, providing the industry a way to locate, permanently mark, and map jurisdictional systems; and an island-wide water main replacement project in the Bahamas.
“I am very excited to join the team at Control Point. The quality and professionalism of the entire organization provide a whole other level of capability for our current and future clients. I look forward to being part of the efforts to expand our company and its capabilities.”

Morgan Abele, Director of Subsurface Utility Locating
Morgan Abele was part of the founding group of the utility locating trade organization, the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA), as well as part of the original committee for the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), which guides the industry’s damage prevention efforts. A long-time advocate of damage prevention in the United States, he has also spread the word in China, the Bahamas, Nigeria, Uganda, and other countries around the globe. As a steward of the industry, Morgan works alongside local, state, and federal agencies to continually improve industry standards and policies.

“We are thrilled to have Morgan join our team. With more than three decades of experience, he will make an immense impact in our Subsurface Utility Locating division.”
Richard A. Butkus, Jr., President/Managing Partner

Control Point Associates, Inc.’s Subsurface Utility Locating division is uniquely positioned to serve our clients, with the capability to provide true turn-key project solutions. With support from the firm’s other services, we can craft seamless results for our clients.

Control Point Associates, Inc. is committed to the continued excellence of providing Professional Land Surveying, Construction Stakeout, 3D Laser Scanning and Modeling, Mobile LiDAR, Subsurface Utility Locating, Aerial Photogrammetry, UAV, and Hydrographic Services to its existing and future clients. Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective services while delivering exceptional customer service to our clients.

For more information, please visit CPASURVEY.COM or contact President/Managing Partner Richard A. Butkus Jr. at (908) 668-0099.

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Black History Movie honors Rich Black Hero Robert R. Church Sr. reason why Blacks should Celebrate Memphis 200 years

Anthony "Amp" Elmore Movie 200 Years of Black Memphis History

200 Years of Black Memphis History Movie Poster

Graceland and Elvis are tools for Segregation

Segregationist used Elvis as a Tool for Segregation

Robert R. Church Sr. The New Memphis Black Hero

Robert R. Church Sr. Rich Black man who helped other blacks

Black Movie; "200 Years of Black Memphis History" use Black Memphis History to find most significant Black man in Memphis 200 year History;Robert R.Church Sr.

You have a bunch of niggers teaching social equality,stirring up racial hatred. I am not going to stand for it. I’ve dealt with niggers all my life, and I know how to treat them.This is Memphis.” ”

— Boss E.H. Crump Mayor of Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2019 / — May 22, 2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Memphis, Tennessee. On this date Anthony “Amp” Elmore a 66 year old African American Memphian will release his film; “200 years of Black Memphis history.” The film will be released on two fronts. Elmore scheduled the movie to be premiered at 7:00 p.m. at the Malco Majestic Theater in Hickory Hill Memphis. Concurrently Elmore’s movie will Premier on “YouTube.” Elmore is encouraging “movie viewing parties.” The movie theater premier is a local engagement in social, education, culture, history, community and family as a way to create dialogue. Viewing Memphis' development through an African American prospective serves to build understanding and create a better Memphis.

Elmore a community activist, a 5 time World Karate/Kickboxing Champion is also Memphis 1st Independent Filmmaker. Elmore was noted in 1983 in the “Memphis Magazine” as one of the most “100 most Influential Memphians.” Elmore notes an African proverb; “If lions were historians, hunters would no longer be Heroes.” Memphis history has been absolutely clear by the Confederate monuments of White Supremacy, Racism and Inequality that characterized Memphis, Tennessee. While the monuments were recently removed; the film “200 years of Black Memphis history” provides for the 1st time in Memphis History an African/American prospective of Black Memphis History on film.

The Memphis/ Shelby County Bicentennial website reads: “WE STAND AT THE EDGE OF A NEW CENTURY: BRING YOUR SOUL”. Anthony “Amp” Elmore answered the call to: “Bring Your Soul.” This movie “Mirrors” not only Black Memphis History this movie “Mirrors” the story in “Trump America U.S.A.” When American President Donald J. Trump says, “Lets make America Great Again” the idea Trump model was Memphis, Tennessee. America has a Donald J. Trump and Memphis, Tennessee had an E.H. Crump. President Donald J. Trump desires to run America like E.H. Crump ran Memphis. The parallels between American President Donald J. Trump and Former Memphis Mayor E.H. “Boss Crump” is astonishing.

In the film Elmore shows how history proves how and why Memphis, Tennessee is the capital of Racism, White Supremacy, Discrimination and Inequality in America. It is no doubt that Memphis was and is today “The Cotton Capital of the World.” Logic notes; how can Memphis be the Cotton Capital of the world and not be the Slave Capital of the world?“ Elmore points out that the most noted racist White leader in the 19th century was Memphian Nathan Bedford Forrest. Nathan Bedford Forrest Killed, enslaves, terrorized more Black people in America than any White man since the civil war.

Elmore in the movie notes how Nathan Bedford Forrest helped Memphis to not only become the “Slave Capital of the World” it was in Memphis, Tennessee whereas slavery was taken to historic levels. We have Kmart, Walmart, however it was in Memphis, TN we find the “Negro Mart.” The Negro Mart is world’s 1st Shopping center and retail store we find advertised Slaves for purchase at a supermarket owned by Nathan Bedford Forrest

From 1909 via the election of E.H. “Boss” Crump as Mayor in Memphis until his death in 1954 Memphis was run like a plantation. E.H. “Boss Crump” reign terror on Black people so bad and that the effects still influence Memphis today.

History reveals that the 1st terror perpetrated on Freed Black people in America happen via the “Memphis Massacre of 1866.” In May of 1866 Irish mobs in Memphis went on a 3 day spree of killing, robbing, Raping and burning Black schools in Churches. After a Congressional inquiry of the event in Memphis Congress responded via passing the 14 Amendment to the Constitution. The same area where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968 is the same area where the Memphis Massacre took place 102 years earlier than King’s death.

Memphis sent a chilling message to Black people in 1892 that if a Black person operated a business in Memphis that challenged a White business, such could end in death. Three Black men opened a competing co-op grocery at Mississippi and Walker in Memphis called "Peoples Grocery". The White business owner tried to burn down the Black owned store. The Black men defended their store shooting the attempted arsonist. White mobs ended hanging the Black store owners this resulted in 1/3 of the Black population moving via wagon train to Oklahoma. This event was called the “Memphis Exodus of 1892.” Memphian Ida B. Wells the most famous Black woman in the world was also run out of Memphis for commenting.

It is in Memphis, Tennessee whereas racism extricated “The Greatest Black Economic Narrative in America.” The movie “200 Years of Black Memphis History” tells the story as to how “Black Economic Equality” helped to shape the Black Memphis History. Black people were not allowed to got to parks and Auditoriums. In 1899 Black Millionaire Robert R. Church Sr. built “Church Park and Auditorium” on Beale Street in Memphis. This facility was not only the 1st Park in Memphis for Blacks , the auditorium was the largest facility for Blacks in the World. This effort created the culture in Memphis that made Beale Street the Main Street of Black America.

The movie shows historical evidence how the Black Legacy of Rock and Roll music was transferred via Elvis Presley and Graceland to the largest act and display of White Supremacy in the 20th Century. It is in Memphis, Tennessee where we find the greatest dichotomy of Black and White narratives in America. Whites view Elvis Presley as the King or Rock and Roll. Blacks view Elvis Presley as the “King of Rock and Stole.”

In Memphis, Tennessee E.H. Crump launched terror on Black people using police and laws to evoke terror on Black people. Crump used Federal Funds to tear up a Black Middle class neighborhoods and replace it with public housing to create forced inequality in Memphis. Just as Blacks and minorities have no voice in the Trump administration Blacks did not have a voice in the Crump administration.

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NCSU Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction this Sunday, May 5

NCSU's JC Raulston Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

NCSU’s JC Raulston Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

NCSU's JC Raulston Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction – Raleigh, NC

NCSU’s JC Raulston Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction – Raleigh, NC

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University – Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction, Sunday, May 5, 2019

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, April 30, 2019 / — Designed for passionate gardeners and featuring rare and hard-to-find plants, JC Raulston Arboretum’s annual Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction will be held this Sunday, May 5, 2:30-6 PM at North Carolina State University.

The annual Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction is the Arboretum’s signature springtime event, featuring a white tent afternoon on the Great Lawn with wine, craft beer, light hors d’ oeuvres, and live entertainment.

The highlight of the day will be a live auction featuring very rare and special plants that will go under the gavel of the auctioneer. Other collectible plants, garden items, and special surprises will be offered during a silent auction.

“The Garden Party is such a fun event and the best time of year to get together in one of the prettiest settings in North Carolina,” said Mark Weathington, Arboretum Director. “It would be a fantastic early surprise for Mother’s Day, or a great opportunity to celebrate a special occasion. The live and silent auctions have something for everyone.”

Click here to order Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction tickets

Proceeds from the Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction support the mission of JC Raulston Arboretum and help to keep the Arboretum free and open to the public year-round. Fund-raising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-6049304).


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The Flu Shot – a few more good reasons to get one – new article by Pediatrician Dr. Kenneth Rebong

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Dr Kenneth Rebong, medical doctor, California

Every year there seems to be the same discussion, whether or not to get a flu shot. Pediatrician Kenneth Rebong, MD, explains in a new published article.

Kenneth Pomar Rebong, MD (N/A:N/A)

While the CDC recommends that anyone older than 6 months get the flu shot, including pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions, there are exceptions”

— Dr. Kenneth P Rebong, pediatrician

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2019 / — The flu shot discussion starts again every year when flu season starts. It is true that there are many different strains of the influenza virus and the vaccine might not necessarily protect you from getting the flu. However, the big picture is that if many get the flu shot, it will lower the overall rate flu infection. So, consider getting a flu shot not just for you, but for the people around you. Dr. Kenneth Rebong, MD, based in San Jose, California, provides his thoughts on this issue. The complete article is available on the Blog of Dr. Rebong at

As usual, with all health issues, any questions or concerns should be discussed with your primary care doctor to make an informed decision. The flu shot is not for everybody, and it should be age appropriate. Your doctor can review your medical history and provide personalized advice. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain a website with detailed information about the flu shot, and related information. See

Our society generally tends to underestimate the seriousness of the flu and consider it similarly to the common cold. This is a common misconception. The Influenza virus is considerably more serious in nature. The CDC estimates that the flu has caused between 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations and as many as 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the U.S. since 2010. Annual flu vaccine is the first step towards gaining protection against this disease and the CDC recommends it for everyone who is 6 months of age and older.

Consequences of the Flu

Typically, flu viruses start with infection to your nose, throat and lungs, but it can go on to cause a wide range of complications. While sinus and ear infections are moderate complications, Pneumonia is a serious flu complication that arises either due to the flu infection itself or if you’re simultaneously infected by bacteria as well as the flu virus.

Other more serious complications can include inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle or even multi-organ failure. An extreme inflammatory response can result in sepsis. In the past seven flu seasons, influenza vaccination prevented around 5.3 million illnesses and 85,000 hospitalizations and as per the CDC a mere 5% increase in the number of vaccinations could have further prevented as many as 483,000 influenza illnesses. It would have stopped another two hundred thousand plus influenza-associated medical visits, and around seven thousand influenza-associated hospitalizations across the U.S.A.

Some are more at risk than others

While anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of a more severe form of infection. These include:
* Children younger than 5 years old, particularly those that are younger than 2 years old
* People older than 65 years old
* People suffering from asthma or chronic lung disease
* People with neurological conditions, heart disease and those suffering from blood, liver, kidney, endocrine and metabolic disorders
* People whose immune system has recently been compromised due to an illness
* Pregnant women

Does the flu shot really work?

Because there are different strains of the influenza virus each year, the flu vaccine is modified every year to target the particular strain that is predicted to circulate that year. However, there is no way of knowing which strain it might be. Thus, the effectiveness of the vaccine somewhat depends on how accurate the predictions are. Despite this, the CDC still strongly recommends that you get the flu vaccine as it still offers some degree of protection even if it’s not completely effective in preventing the disease. Because the influenza virus is transmittable, if a fewer number of people get sick, then the virus won’t be able to penetrate as deeply and spread. Besides CDC, other professional medical groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases and the American Medical Association also recommend an annual flu vaccine.

There are several options for the 2018-2019 flu season, these include:
* Standard dose flu shots given into the muscle. A needle is used to inject these, but for some people between the ages of 18 and 64 years old, a jet injector can be used.
* Shots made with adjuvant. These are suitable for older people.
* Shots made the help of virus previously grown via cell culture technique.
* Shots made using vaccine production technology. These do not employ the flu virus and follow a different mechanism.
* The nasal spray vaccine, also known as the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). This is recommended for use in non-pregnant individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 years. People with underlying medical conditions are advised against using the nasal spray flu vaccine.

What about side effects?

The influenza vaccine is formulated from an inactivated or weakened version of the influenza virus so you might experience flu-like symptoms post vaccination. These will subside however, and you won’t suffer from a full bout of the flu. There may also be some redness or swelling at the injection site, and low-grade fever. The side-effects are not really a concern because it just means that the vaccine is working and will be able to protect you from the actual virus.

The immunity from the previous year’s flu shot work will not be sufficient. First, the immune response generated by last year’s vaccine has gradually declined. Therefore, you need to be injected with a new one for continued protection. Also, as discussed above, the flu virus is constantly changing in strain. The flu vaccine is also analyzed accordingly and redesigned to combat new forms of the virus each year.

Too busy to get a flu shot?

Flu vaccines are easily available at many different locations such as doctor’s offices, clinics, pharmacies and college health centers. Many employers and schools offer them as well. It is recommended to get a flu shot before the virus starts spreading in your community as it takes around 2 weeks for your body to build up a sufficient immunity. If you’re looking to get one, it is best not to wait around and get one as soon as possible to ensure maximum protection.

Is it right for everybody?

As mentioned earlier, when in doubt, discuss it with your primary care doctor. While the CDC recommends that anyone older than 6 months get the flu shot, including pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions, there are exceptions. You should avoid the flu shot if you’re severely allergic to the components in the flu shot. Also, if you have ever had the Guillan-Barré Syndrome (An immune disorder), then consult your doctor before getting a flu shot.

One of the components involved in the manufacturing of flu vaccines are eggs, but as per the CDC, even if you suffer from egg allergies, you can still get the flu shot. In case your allergies are serious and you are concerned side effects from vaccinations, please consult your doctor.

About Dr. Kenneth P. Rebong

Dr. Kenneth Pomar Rebong, MD, a medical doctor in San Jose, California, and specializes in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Acutrack appoints Antony Selvaraj to President

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promotion of Selvaraj

Acutrack announces the promotion of Antony Selvaraj to President, effective immediately.

I am excited to be taking on this position at a time when I see tremendous potential for Acutrack.”

— Antony Selvaraj

LIVERMORE, CA, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2019 / — Acutrack announces the promotion of Antony Selvaraj to President, effective immediately. Selvaraj will be responsible for managing all aspects of Acutrack's operations and technology.

“I am excited to be taking on this position at a time when I see tremendous potential for Acutrack. Our goal is to continue maintaining our high-quality standards while expanding our services to global markets,” said Selvaraj.

Raj Barman will remain in the role of CEO and will direct his attention to fostering new business development and partnerships. Acutrack has developed an ambitious roadmap for the next year, featuring a plan to make Acutrack a global force. The company believes that it can best fulfill its goals with Selvaraj and Barman in synergistic positions.

About Selvaraj
Selvaraj has been integral to Acutrack's success for more than 15 years. He promoted a series of operational changes, spurring Acutrack's growth in its sector. In 2001, Selvaraj joined the company as a Software Engineer.
He went on to lead the team developing Acutrack's disc Manufacture on Demand (MOD) technology. In 2016, Acutrack promoted Selvaraj to Vice President of Strategy. The company sees the promotion of Selvaraj to the president as conferring a substantial strategic advantage for Acutrack.

In his new post role, he will be able to focus on building a new technology platform to lift Acutrack to even greater success

What is Acutrack?
Acutrack is a privately held fulfillment company based in Livermore, CA. Acutrack is a technology-driven eCommerce fulfillment company with a specialization in publishing any product needed for your business. Our ability to produce books and media packages has created a true value to our customers for over 25+ years.

In its recently expanded facilities, Acutrack maintains inventories at optimal levels for its customers. The company ships both domestically and overseas. Acutrack's capabilities as both a publisher and fulfillment provider allow it to offer a wide range of services to its customers.

Tony De La Cruz
Acutrack, Inc.
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Barry Hers explains HASA application process and additional benefits

Barry Hers

Native New Yorker Barry Hers offers expert insight into the city's HIV/AIDS Services Administration, its programs, and its additional benefits.

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, USA, April 29, 2019 / — HASA, or the HIV/AIDS Services Administration, is a New York City initiative established in 1985 in recognition of the additional or special needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, particularly in regards to accessing and maintaining their government benefits. A supporter of the organization and its work for more than two decades, property investors and real estate professional Barry Hers reveals more about HASA's processes and the additional benefits of its ever-growing roster of programs.

"Since its inception, HASA has had several names," explains Hers, whose offices are based in Brooklyn, "including the Division of AIDS Services and the Division of AIDS Services and Income Support."

Exclusive to New York City residents, HASA's full benefits package includes intensive case management, housing assistance, and nutrition and transportation allowances. "In the wider state of New York as a whole," adds Hers, "eligible beneficiaries are entitled to apply for certain, more limited benefits, including enhanced rent allowance, although the full HASA package is only available in New York City itself."

Currently, the program is administered by the New York City Human Resources Administration. "Many HASA recipients in New York City are eligible for the program's full array of benefits," Hers explains, "although other individuals may apply for many of the same benefits on an individual basis, including Medicaid and SNAP, for example."

"Within HASA, funding for these benefits remains the same as for any other eligible individual living in the United States," Hers continues, "although for benefits which are specific to HASA and its programs, New York City funds are used exclusively."

To seek full HASA benefits, applicants must be a resident of New York City. They may also be required to meet further eligibility criteria surrounding citizenship and their financial situation, for example, according to Barry Hers. "All applicants deemed eligible for HASA must also submit medical verification of their HIV/AIDS diagnosis," he adds, "and cooperate fully with finger imaging and various other requirements."

The New York City Human Resources Administration authorizes each HASA case for a total of 12 months. Once this period has ended, it's necessary to resubmit for the program, in order to ensure that eligibility requirements remain met.

Further to the benefits outlined above, successful HASA applicants are also granted access to mental health and substance abuse screening, treatment referrals, and employment and vocational services. "Additional benefits under HASA," Barry Hers adds, wrapping up, "also include scatter site and congregate housing, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program."

Caroline Hunter
Web Presence, LLC
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