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The Advocator Group, LLC Supports Mens Health Month in June to Increase Education and Awareness of Health Issues and Potentially Disabling Conditions

Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

THE ADVOCATOR GROUP, LLCThe Advocator Group, LLC is proud to support Mens Health Month in June. Men represent approximately 42% of The Advocator Groups client base, many of whom contend with disabling conditions related to mens health issues. The Advocator Group is committed to providing education and information to its population of disabled clients, as well as anyone facing a long-term absence from work due to disabilities.

Many Americans are not properly educated about disability statistics or insurance, and therefore find themselves physically, emotionally, and financially unprepared when illness or injury renders them unable to work. Men are particularly likely to be surprised by the onset of a disability because they often prioritize their familys well-being over their own, and are far less likely to take preventative health care measures throughout their lifetime.

The Advocator Group seeks to raise awareness of Mens Health Month and highlight healthy habits, as well as how to best prepare for an unexpected disabling condition. Men often aim to provide for others, not realizing that their lack of preventative health screenings and disability coverage could leave their families vulnerable to emotional and financial stress in the future.

Many American wage earners are poorly positioned for a loss of income because they underestimate their likelihood of becoming disabled due to their current health or non-physical job. Despite these widespread beliefs, the Social Security Administration confirms that just over 1 in 4 of todays 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Additionally, the Council for Disability Awareness reports that a typical, non-smoking American male who works an office job and maintains some regular physical activity stands a 38% chance of becoming disabled for five years or longer at some point during his career.

In addition to the prevalence of misinformation about disabilities, many men do not take the simple, yet significant steps necessary for early detection of health problems. The Mens Health Network states that women are 24% more likely to visit the doctor for regular health screenings than men, contributing to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the silent health crisisAmerican men living sicker and dying younger than American women.

The Mens Health Network also offers several resources to help women take action and educate the men in their lives on the dangers of serious health issues and ignorance. They offer suggestions like scheduling simultaneous doctor appointments or starting an exercise routine to do as partners.

The Advocator Group is issuing a call to action on behalf of Mens Health Month. Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator Group, notes Our mission is to protect the financial well-being of our clients and their families. Mens Health Month is an opportunity for our clients to learn more about the conditions that affect them and the ways they can protect their families. By promoting this campaign, we hope to encourage our clients, their friends, and families to take preventative health care measures and to research the benefits of Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Advocator Group recommends that anyone expecting to be out of work for at least one year due to illness or injury seek professional representation when applying for Social Security Disability, in order to protect their retirement savings, become eligible for Medicare, and ensure that their family continues receiving monthly income.

The Mens Health Month webpage offers additional information on the many ways to raise awareness about mens health issues and the need for men to take proactive steps for health and financial protection.

ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Groups team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. The companys core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit http://www.advocator.com.


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ePromos Named a Top Workplace in Promo Industry

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

ePromos Promotional Products, Inc., a leading online distributor of promotional products, has again been ranked one of the promo industrys most desirable places to work. It landed a spot on Counselor magazines Best Places to Work list, ranking #55 out of 90 promotional products companies selected for the honor. Its the companys fifth year in a row to make the list.

Since 2008, Counselor, the b-to-b publication for the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), has set out to find the most-loved workplaces in the industry by directly surveying employees of promotional marketing companies. ePromos is the highest-ranking New York-based company to receive the honor.

One of ePromos core values is that work doesnt have to feel like work, says Jason Robbins, CEO of ePromos. We strive to create a culture in which team members can be creative and live up to our reputation of being the Promo Know-How People. Being a five-time honoree is proof that were committed to providing a great experience for our employees and clients.

Tim Andrews, president and CEO of ASI, says: These are the companies that are totally dedicated to their corporate cultures and to the well-being and productivity of their employees.

Winners are determined on the basis of employees responses in 10 different categories: team effectiveness, retention risk (employee loyalty), alignment with goals (do employees understand company goals?), trust with co-workers, individual contribution (does the company adequately recognize employees?), manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued (does the company invest in employee success?), satisfaction with current role, and people practices (satisfaction with company benefits).

View the full list of winners here: http://www.asipublications.com/counselor/Awards/content.aspx?id=1437, and learn more about ePromos here: http://www.epromos.com.

About ePromos

Founded in 1998, ePromos is one of the top promotional products companies in the world by growth and volume. ePromos has been recognized five times on the Inc. 5000 list, and has received more than 20 web awards and marketing accolades, as well as five Best Companies To Work For awards. The company has two divisions: ePromos.com, a leading internet-based B2B retailer of promotional items and corporate apparel, and ePromos Brand Solutions, a marketing agency which partners exclusively with Fortune 1000 companies. ePromos team consists of more than 120 promo know-how people in 11 states who combine their expertise with technology to create the best value for clients in branded merchandise procurement.

Keep up with all the latest by getting social with ePromos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram.

About the Advertising Specialty Institute

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Wayne State University Physician Group Psychiatric Inpatient Intervention Program Could Save Medicaid Millions

Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

A quality improvement project developed by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) clinicians to reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions in area hospitals could save the states Healthy Michigan newly-expanded Medicaid program $ 7.5 million a year.

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Dentist in Miami Launches Comprehensive Before & After Gallery for Dental Procedures

Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

In today’s advanced digital world, image galleries and videos are becoming increasingly popular for communicating information, especially when it comes to health care. Utilizing this medium can be highly effective for oral surgery practices to increase an individual’s understanding and deliver critical information to patients. TM Prosthodontics understand this new mode of learning and are announcing today that they launched a comprehensive website that showcases a full Before & After gallery on Restorative Dentistry cases.

Many people are hesitant about the aesthetic outcome and how will their smile ultimately look. There isnt one answer to that but now patients can get a better prospective and detailed information on procedures directly from the health care professional performing the procedure. Were thrilled to provide our patients with this resource, giving them all the information they need in order to feel good about the procedure they’re coming in for,” says Dr. Tal Morr, DMD, MSD, certified Prosthodontist. “Either way, we make sure the patient is comfortable during the entire procedure.”

TM Prosthodoncs Before & After gallery showcases a wide variety of permanent dental problems such as: Missing teeth, gaps between teeth, general bite dysfunction; Chipped, cracked or worn teeth, Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth, Crooked or crowded teeth and full mouth rehabilitation.

Dr. Tal Morr treats patients throughout his dental office in Miami. TM Prosthodontics dental offices mission is to earn and nurture a relationship with his patients, which is built on genuine care, respect and non-judgmental consideration of their needs and concerns. As an Aesthetic, Implant, and Complex Restorative Dentistry that pays special attention to excellence and compassion, TM Prosthodontics strives to deliver high-quality, comprehensive care to their local and extended communities.

About TM Prosthodontics: TM Prosthodontics is a private practice of Dr. Tal Morr, a highly skilled and reputable dentist in Miami. As a Prosthodontist, he examines and diagnoses disabilities caused by loss of teeth and supporting structures. He formulates and executes treatment plans for the construction of corrective prostheses to restore proper function and esthetics of the mouth, face, and jaw. His expertise ranges from dental surgery, porcelain veneers to crowns and bridges, full mouth dental implants and teeth bonding. One of the immensely expert Dr. Morr and his best dentist Miami team is highly skilled at correcting even the most stubborn of smiles. Contact TM Prosthodontics at 305.935.6066 or visit http://tmprosthodontics.com/.

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Social Good Company Sevenly “Celebrates 3 Years Of Giving” With More Giving

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

“America’s Most Social Small Business,” 2014 Mashable award winner, Sevenly, announces that during the week of June 9 – June 15, it will provide customers the opportunity to purchase updated versions of five of their bestselling designs of all time and donate all of the money to a small orphanage in Mexico, Gabriel House.

We wanted to do something out of the box with our giving to celebrate Sevenly’s birthday this year. So the team came up with the idea to choose a nonprofit that might otherwise have been too small or overlooked by traditional fundraising networks, said CEO Paul Burke.

Gabriel House, located in Maneadero, Mexico, is a nonprofit rehabilitation center for children with disabilities who have been orphaned, abandoned, or whose families are unable to take care of them. Sevenly’s team recently traveled to Mexico to personally see the love in the orphanage and to serve the staff and children.

“Visiting Gabriel House was an incredible experience. We normally partner with larger charities, so it was really sweet to witness this little organization making such a huge difference in the lives of children with special needs. The staff at Gabriel House is working to redeem their corner of the world by providing dedicated care, love and protection for kids who’ve been abandoned. They truly reminded me of why we do what we do,” says Sevenly staff, Samantha Paul.

Five of six shirts sold during the week will feature recurring designs, yet there are changes in color schemes and brand new styles and cuts. One original cause-related piece will be added to celebrate and honor the work done by Gabriel House. The donation model will stay the same, with seven dollars from every item sold going to the featured charity of the week.

In continuing the celebration of giving, they will be announcing surprises, promotions and unique collaborations, every day, all month long. They will be announced and featured on the site at 10:00am PDT every day.

To kick off the week, Sevenly is announcing a design collaboration with Artifact Uprising. Inspired to move stories off your device and into your life, Artifact Uprising creates photo books, prints and other gift items with an emphasis on beautiful design and environmental responsibility. A collaborative print set featuring 10 of Sevenlys most celebrated designs paired with photos created and printed by Artifact Uprising will be added to every Sevenly order. Together, Sevenly and Artifact Uprising invite you to share beautiful moments, impact others lives for good, and dare to dream and by doing so, change the world.

Sevenly will give a free card set to every customer that places an order this week. The company also is launching its new “Who We Are” video and will announce special giveaways with fellow social good partners: Pura Vida, The Giving Keys, Matterial Fix, and WoodSnap with more surprises throughout the month.

Every year, every day, we want to take the time to reflect and make sure that we are continuing to believe in our motto, ‘People Matter,’ said Burke. “This month of raising money for well-deserved charities and exciting our customers with giving back to them shows our dedication to Sevenly’s continued effort of making a real difference in our world.”

Sevenly’s campaign for world change was launched in June 2011 to raise awareness and funding for the worlds greatest causes. Each week, Sevenly launches a campaign with another charity to sell shirts specifically designed for their cause, with $ 7 dollars from each unit sold donated to the charity. The company is increasing awareness, funding and following for charities that are changing peoples’ lives every day on every continent. In their first 3 years, they have raised $ 3.6 million and changed more than 1 million lives. To learn more about Sevenly, visit http://www.Sevenly.org.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Announces the 2014 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Winners, Celebrating the Outstanding Accomplishments of Students with LD

Westport, CT (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

The 2014 Youth Achievement Awards were presented at the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities annual benefit on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the awards, named after Fred J. Epstein, the pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon who credited his significant learning disabilities as a major factor in his success, and became an inspiration to children with learning disabilities (LD).

The winner of this years award, Alexandra Sheridan, 17, of Marcellus, NY, serves as a Youth Ambassador for the United Nations as a representative of Dr. Jane Goodalls non-profit organization, Roots & Shoots. She has also achieved success as an experiential counselor and an award-winning artist, despite her struggles with dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia.

I never thought in a million years Id be here with my disabilities, she told the audience.

Sheridan said that until she was in fifth grade, she had no handle on reading. But after transferring to a smaller school, and attending after-school learning programs, shes not only back on track, but taking AP classes in high school.

I could never be where I am today if it wasnt for my mother, said Sheridan. She is the only person who believed in me throughout my entire life.

Sheridan said that her mother encouraged her to pursue her passion when she showed an interest in subjects like anthropology that werent taught as part of the regular school curriculum.

I really think it was the support of my family that made me become the person I am, she said. Because without family, I dont think anybody with disabilities could really make it.

Smart Kids with LD received more than 200 applications for the annual competition, which is open to children aged 19 or younger with learning disabilities or ADHD who demonstrate talent and determination, resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, math, athletics, science or community service.

Other Youth Achievement Award winners agreed that the secret to success is to pursue your passion.

At the age of 13, Blake Resnick of Las Vegas, Nev., winner of the Junior Achievement Award, was inducted into the National Honor Society and was chosen to deliver the commencement speech. His proudest moment was winning the Southern Nevada Future City Competition for which he imagined, designed and built a city of the future.

When I was younger, I didnt have the faintest clue what any symbols on a page would mean, and I didnt really have any idea how to read or write, he said. Through extensive remediation, Ive improved to the point where I can pursue these advanced projects quite well.

Focus on your strengths and pursue them with all you have, agreed Brian Meersma of Princeton Junction, N.J., winner of the 2014 Special Recognition Award. At the same time, accept your disability and work on improving it and doing what you need.

Through his involvement with the nonprofit organization, Bookshare and driven by his passion for technology, Brian created a blog reviewing new technologies that assist people with disabilities. Brian was deeply involved with the campaign resulting in signing three dyslexic bills into law in New Jersey.

Two prominent elected officials, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), spoke at the gala about the importance of supporting children with learning disabilities. Malloy also credited his mother for helping him to overcome his severe learning disabilities and physical impairments by concentrating on his strengths.

We should work with our children and do everything we can to make sure they get every level of academic success that they can achieve, but our most important job is to make sure our children love themselves, are capable of loving others, and are happy, said Malloy, an honorary board member of Smart Kids with LD.

In fact, Smart Kids with LD founder and executive director Jane Ross told the audience that research has demonstrated that the most important parental factor in children’s success is parents’ expectations. As parents, you need to gain the confidence that your child will be able to learn, that he will get on top of these issues, that he can succeed, she said. Smart Kids helps parents gain that confidence, through parents communicating this message: I have been on this journey before you, and it can be done.


About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a Westport, CT-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD) via its educational programs, award-winning website and blog, and free e-newsletter at http://www.SmartKidswithLD.org. The organization also educates the public about these childrens gifts and talents. Henry Winkler, Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and author, serves as the organizations Honorary Chairman.


Goodwill Manasota Partners with Kirk Pinkerton to Award Scholarships for Veterans

Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Goodwill Manasota is partnering with Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. to award scholarships to veterans seeking to further their education in the Sarasota/Manatee community.

The Kirk Pinkerton Veterans Scholarship Fund, a financial resource when no other funds are available, currently gifts $ 2,500 per year to veterans. To date, two recipients have received scholarships Michael Paine and Plina Fuller.

Goodwill Manasota screens and manages the cases of potential recipients for the scholarship. The nonprofit is seeking applications from veterans who are active with a good academic history.

By awarding these scholarships to veterans, Kirk Pinkerton has set an unprecedented standard, said Chris Davis, Veteran Program Manager for Goodwill Manasota. Their philanthropic efforts have been instrumental in not only changing the lives of veterans and their families but also by creating a stronger community. We need more leaders and veteran advocates like Kirk Pinkerton.

A U.S. Marine who served during the Gulf War, Paine was awarded over $ 800 to continue pursuing a bachelors degree in homeland security at the State College of Florida. He has been a straight A student since 2011.

Fuller, a disabled U.S. Army veteran, is a true testament to resilience. After being homeless and unemployed for three years, he is only one class short of an associates degree and on his way to a bachelors degree in social work. Fuller was gifted over $ 700 to pay off a previous balance to resume classes in January 2015.

Kirk Pinkerton established this scholarship fund to assist veterans pursuing their educational goals, said Bill Robertson, CEO and personal injury attorney for Kirk Pinkerton. We want to help courageous and dedicated women and men, like Michael and Plina, to follow their dreams.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, call 941.355.2721 x 454.

About Goodwill Manasota

Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2013, we served more than 16,000 people, placed 537 people in jobs and assisted 329 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasotas economic impact back to the community is worth $ 39.3 million. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill has provided opportunities through such programs as Donated Goods Employment Services, Job Connection, American Veterans & their Families Initiative, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, GoodwillWorks, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program and Ambassadors Program. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 37 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is legally organized under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. We are accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is NOT owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit http://www.EXPERIENCEGOODWILL.ORG.

About Kirk Pinkerton, P.A.

Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. has been serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with distinction since 1926, representing prominent clients and Sarasota pioneers like John Ringling. Since that time, the law firm has continued to provide clients with quality, results-driven legal services at the highest level. For more information, visit http://www.kirkpinkerton.com.

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