The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-21T23:40:59Z InterSystems TrakCare Empowers Beijing United Family Healthcare – First Chinese Private Hospital to Be Certified HIMSS Inpatient EMRAM Stage 6 2018-01-21T23:40:59Z intersystems-trakcare-empowers-beijing-united-family-healthcare-first-chinese-private-hospital-to-be-certified-himss-inpatient-emram-stage-6-1 Beijing, China – January 22, 2018 – InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, today announced that Beijing United Family Healthcare has become the first Chinese private healthcare organization certified by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to achieve Stage 6 of the Inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Through its use of the InterSystems TrakCare® electronic medical record system (EMR), Beijing United Family Hospital, operated by Beijing United Family Healthcare, has now achieved both Joint Commission International (JCI) and HIMSS Inpatient EMRAM Stage 6 certification, among the world’s highest standards for hospitals. HIMSS’s Inpatient EMRAM evaluates the breadth and depth of healthcare information systems adoption in hospitals. As one of the most authoritative global evaluation systems, it is used by many Chinese hospitals to assess their level of information technology (IT) maturity and adoption of international practices. HIMSS also goes beyond IT to consider healthcare outcomes – how well systems serve both patients and care providers. InterSystems TrakCare supports consistent care delivery across UFH’s five hospitals, 12 medical centers, and satellite clinics with immediate access to patient data and better care coordination, said Dr. Jenny Shao, Director of Healthcare IT Systems at Beijing United Family Healthcare. “Doctors, nurses, and other authorized care team members can all see a complete electronic patient record, reducing risks associated with information gaps. TrakCare’s clinical and data analysis capabilities also provide clinical support, alerting carers about contraindicated medications, for example, to improve the quality of care.” Quality of care at Beijing United Family Hospital has been further enhanced with closed loop medication administration, a key requirement of HIMSS Inpatient EMRAM Stage 6. “Using barcodes tracked by TrakCare we demonstrated the ‘5 rights’ of closed loop medication administration – right patient, right drug, right dose, right route, and right time – in our EMRAM Stage 6 assessment,” said Dr. Shao. “The HIMSS report stated that our electronic medication administration record is the best they have seen in China.” John Daniels, Evaluation Panel Leader for HIMSS Analytics, said: “Beijing United Family Healthcare has a long history of applying information technology to support healthcare provision. By using a single EMR it has benefited from easy access to data, the ability to share patient information, and the integration of clinical and administrative systems.” Zhongying Pan, President of Beijing United Family Healthcare, said: “Deployment of InterSystems’ state-of-the-art healthcare information system has significantly improved our management, streamlined our business processes, reinforced our security, and enhanced patient experience.” “We congratulate Beijing United Family Healthcare on its successful certification by HIMSS,” said Luciano Brustia, Country Manager for Greater China at InterSystems. “As the organization’s EMR systems supplier, we are also proud to have reduced the risk and complexity of systems deployment by using the Chinese edition of TrakCare and leveraging our global experience.” TrakCare is sold only outside of the United States. About United Family Healthcare Over two decades, United Family Healthcare (UFH) has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Wuxi, and Qingdao as the provider of choice for those seeking premium, personalized healthcare. Its Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Guangzhou hospitals are now JCI accredited, which exemplifies UFH’s commitment to meeting and exceeding global service quality and patient safety standards, as well as providing outstanding healthcare services. About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.intersystems.com/. Doctoroo Launches Australia's most Affordable Online Telehealth Doctor Platform 2018-01-16T04:42:32Z doctoroo-launches-australia-s-most-affordable-online-telehealth-doctor-platform People see healthcare as secondary due to the high cost of treatment and then even higher cost of medicines. On top of that visiting hospitals and waiting is long queue’s with your pure health condition is daunting enough. Doctoroo promises to end all such suffering by offering Australia’s most affordable Online Telehealth Doctor Platform, where people can see a Professional Doctor from wherever they are at affordable rates.  Doctoroo has profiled and hired best of the best for the job so when they claim ‘affordable’ as their USP adjective, it does not imply low quality service or unqualified trainees. You will be able to talk to real doctors with years of experience in the field who take healthcare as a passion and not a job. Doctors who will truly care for you, be patient with you and guide you into right treatment and medication. You can call, chat or make a video call and talk to a doctor face to face on Doctoroo. They can do a complete check up by coming to your place too or write down a prescription for you online and get medicine delivered right to your doorstep. Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital in China Deploys InterSystems Software for Connected Care to Support Premium Quality Healthcare Services 2018-01-15T00:39:43Z amcare-womens-childrens-hospital-in-china-deploys-intersystems-software-for-connected-care-to-support-premium-quality-healthcare-services Beijing, China – January 15, 2018 – InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, today announced that Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Wanliu Campus has deployed the InterSystems TrakCare® healthcare information system, a key milestone in Amcare’s digital transformation which puts patients at the center of maternity care delivery. Amcare and its affiliates provide premium quality gynecological, obstetrical, pediatric and reproductive healthcare services in China and are experiencing rapid growth. TrakCare has been implemented to empower them with easy access to healthcare information, advanced clinical functionality, information sharing, and data analytics capabilities. “Patient safety, patient experience and operational control are integral to our corporate culture, and the way for Amcare to grow,” said Chunying Tan, President of Amcare Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Wanliu Campus. “The TrakCare system provides us with great support for enhanced patient safety, significantly reducing the potential for human error and providing support for clinical decision-making,” said Tan. When prescribing, for example, TrakCare links to a patient’s electronic medical record, displaying their allergy history and previous medication records. It also links to a powerful pharmacopoeia to inform clinicians about indications, contraindications and interactions of each medication. “TrakCare automatically generates safety alerts based on relevant risk factors, such as allergies and patient age, reducing the need for doctors to repeatedly check medical records,” added Tan. At Amcare, a great patient experience and operational efficiency go hand in hand, with TrakCare supporting smooth day-to-day operations and providing data analytics to enable continual improvements. A record of the entire maternity process, from prenatal check-up to childbirth, can be seen by care providers, for example. “With TrakCare, we can accurately track the admission of patients, triage, medical treatment, laboratory tests, acquisition of results, and the patient’s departure,” said Tan. “This lays a solid foundation for enhancing the quality of the patient journey while achieving operational efficiencies. TrakCare is also easy to learn and use, reducing the workload of care providers.” Since executing an agreement in October 2016, InterSystems has supplied Amcare with information systems to enable continuous improvement in its healthcare services. Functional areas include patient administration, clinical management, maternity, laboratory management, real-time analytics, healthcare information exchange, holistic security, and systems interoperability. “In a comprehensive upgrade of information systems, Amcare has implemented a ‘521’ architecture to support digital transformation,” said Jinjun Cao, CIO at Amcare. “TrakCare sits at the core of our five software applications, providing an electronic medical record and clinical information system for our clinical activities. There are two unified systems for data standardization and security, and one Internet Data Center and network, which service our entire organization.” The integration of information across different applications to enable a single view of each patient gives Amcare the ability to provide a superior patient experience, ensuring its continued growth in the rapidly evolving maternity care market. “InterSystems TrakCare connects with Amcare’s customer relationship management (CRM) for patient services,” added Cao. “InterSystems HealthShare® is also used as Amcare’s integration platform application system in the 521 architecture.” “TrakCare has helped Amcare to unify its management of patient information and standardize its business processes, said Luciano Brustia, Country Manager, Greater China for InterSystems. Amcare and affiliated healthcare organizations can access electronic medical records and clinical systems to provide better healthcare services, improved medical outcomes, and optimize the healthcare experience of patients. InterSystems looks forward to supporting more leading Chinese healthcare organizations with world-leading information technologies and services in the future.” TrakCare is sold only outside of the United States. About Amcare Founded in 2006, Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a high-end healthcare organization which has assisted in the delivery of more than 30,000 babies. Amcare is committed to providing Chinese families with premium quality gynecological, obstetrical, pediatric and reproductive healthcare services, which are developed to meet the highest care delivery needs of customers. About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.InterSystems.com. Dr Kate Jameson Pioneers Youth Lab, A State Of The Art Cosmetic Clinic In Perth, WA 2018-01-08T07:07:10Z dr-kate-jameson-pioneers-youth-lab-a-state-of-the-art-cosmetic-clinic-in-perth-wa Youth Lab was developed to meet the growing demand in the Western Australian market for high quality, doctor driven cosmetic treatments at affordable prices. After exploring clinics in major cities across Australia, the US and UK, Dr Kate noticed there was an opportunity waiting for her in WA. “Patients pay a premium for doctor led cosmetic treatments and often the service is sub par. I wanted to create an environment that matched their investment, not just in quality results but the whole clinic journey and aftercare service”, Dr Kate states. She continued “the Youth Lab brand is centered around delivering the latest in cosmetic medicine, in a stunning environment, with the goal of helping evoke confidence in all patients who come through our doors”. The clinic oozes sophistication, class and yet remains warm and welcoming to its patients. Treatments delivered are wide ranging including cosmetic injectables, advanced dermal therapy treatments, and medical based laser rejuvenation procedures which utilises some of the latest technology available to the Australian market. “The prime focus for Youth Lab is the skin, and educating patients on their skin health. One of our key points of difference is our dedication to educating our patients through in-depth skin consultations, reading material and educational seminars. My background in General Practice motivates me to ensure all patients are making the best choices for their skin health”. Establishing the Youth Lab brand in 2018 as WA’s premier cosmetic clinic is Dr Kate’s main objective, however she already has her eye on the future, stating “initial demand for the Youth Lab brand has been overwhelming and if our current trajectory holds we predict rapid expansion with several more clinic locations before 2020.” DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR SUNSCREEN? 2018 IS THE YEAR TO FIND OUT! 2017-12-31T23:40:30Z do-you-really-know-what-s-in-your-sunscreen We are constantly told to ‘slip, slop, slap’, but do Australians really know what’s in their sunscreen?  The answer is ‘no’. Last summer, hundreds of children and adults were ‘burned’ by the ingredients contained in certain sunscreens. Even so, there seems to be little to no discussion regarding the impact concealed chemicals in common sunscreens can have on people’s skin and the environment. Gold Coast-based sunscreen manufacturer Craig Jones would like the Therapeutic Goods Administration to make it mandatory for all ingredients in Australian sunscreens to be clearly visible on labels. “At the moment, sunscreens do not have to show all of their ingredients - only the ‘active’ ingredients and ‘preservatives’ need to be on the labels. The majority of ingredients are hidden,” he said. “This is a public health hazard at a time when so many people have allergies. The regulator of sunscreens recently reviewed sunscreen labels and on the advice of ‘stakeholders’ decided to keep the status quo.  “That means ingredients will continue to be hidden from the public. One can only guess what ‘stakeholders’ benefit by continuing to keep most ingredients secret. “I am not questioning the safety or efficacy of any particular sunscreen, just the right for consumers to know what is in them. There are several Australian sunscreen manufacturers that voluntarily show their ingredients.” Jones founded MooGoo Skin Care and has been in the industry for more than 12 years. He said he believed the TGA needed to be completely transparent with consumers and let them understand why not all ingredients are expected to be listed. Each day, more Australians are diagnosed with the deadly skin disease melanoma. More than 13,941 people were diagnosed with melanoma and almost 2000 lives lost to it this year. “There’s never been a more important time to really educate ourselves on the sunscreens we so heavily rely on,” said Jones.  NOTES TO EDITORS MooGoo is available online at moogoo.com.au and selected retail outlets. For further information or to interview Craig Jones, please contact Deanna Nott, Director of Wings Public Relations on 0422 504 540.   --------   We are an Australian company with an entire range of natural and gentle products that are made with effective ingredients and no gimmicks. MooGoo came about when the head of our herd thought it was unusual that his mother was using a product made for cows for her skin condition. The "Udder Cream" being used in dairy farms was designed to help keep the skin on cow’s udders in prime condition for milking. Cow’s udders need to be soft and supple, not dry or cracked. However, the original Udder Cream his mother used was very thick to apply. So he set about adapting this cream for humans by making it lighter and non-greasy. We have now expanded our range of skin care products to help with lots of different skin issues. However, we have kept the same philosophy about our products. That is making products full of healthy ingredients for children and adults, and use nothing we don’t feel is right for our own skin. Tired of products that tell you what they “don’t” use and not what they do? We are proud to show all our ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. MooGoo is a cruelty free brand. The products are made using natural food grade ingredients, and do not contain any synthetic chemical ingredients, such as Parabens, SLS, Paraffin - to name a few. The range is designed for babies and people with sensitive, easily irritated skin so the ingredients are good quality and non-irritating. Only making skin care which they are comfortable using on themselves or their loved ones.  ONLINE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM TO DRAW THOUSANDS OF GLOBAL PARTICIPANTS 2017-12-20T21:36:18Z online-healing-forum-to-draw-thousands-of-global-participants Access Consciousness, a global personal empowerment movement present in over 170 countries, will host its 5th annual Global Access Bars Day, estimated to reach tens of thousands of participants on January 6, 2018. For years, the concept of energetic healing has been fraught with images of hippies, flowing robes and white light. However, recent years have seen a growing conversation around energy, electro-magnetism, consciousness and cutting-edge understandings of energy and empowering techniques such as Access Bars® have found their way into prisons, schools and businesses worldwide. On January 6, 2018, 5000 Access Bars® facilitators in over 100 countries will host a free, global online healing forum, demonstrating first-hand how the technique of energetic healing works, and the positive effects it has on physical, mental and emotional health. Access Bars® utilizes pressure points on the head to defragment the electro-magnetic components of stress, thought and emotions and has brought relief to thousands internationally. The technique has been in practice for over 20 years, but was only performed on this huge international scale for the first time in 2013. This year participants from all over the world, such as in India, Australia, Croatia, the United States will take part in the online event. The content is prerecorded and will be available to stream from 6PM PST on Jan 5th through 11PM PST on January 6th. Participants can anticipate the following: Hundreds of dollars’ worth of classes offered for free Documentaries on the technique will be live streamed Playlists of people’s experiences with Access Bars Over 100 countries, 2000 qualified facilitators involved Enjoy the whole event – you will not fall asleep! Send in photos and follow the event in social media with hashtags #globalaccessbarsday and #getyourbarsrun Gary Douglas, is the developer of the Access Bars and founder of Access Consciousness, a movement which offers pragmatic tools to empower individuals and groups to become totally aware, make powerful changes and to function as a healthy and conscious being. “The widespread goal of Access Consciousness is to create a world of consciousness and oneness. During this 5th annual Global Access Bars Day, our hope and goal is to bring a sense of peace across the earth and with the people we love, in particular,” shares Douglas. Access Bars® has assisted thousands of people to improve many aspects of their body and life including insomnia, health and weight, money, sex and relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, migraines panic attacks, OCD. The effects of Access Bars® are individual to each person and differ from session to session however, in addition to improved physical health, recipients have reported greater intuitive awareness, more gratitude, kindness, peace and calm and easier communication. At worst, people feel like they have just had a phenomenal massage at the conclusion of each session; at best their whole life can change into something greater with total ease.   A Bars session usually lasts for 60 – 90 minutes and is a process you can undertake as a one-off, monthly, weekly or daily experience. It is used in prisons, businesses and schools around the world to facilitate greater health and wellbeing.   For more information or to get involved or to participate in the second annual Global Access Bars Day visit www.globalaccessbarsday.com to find the nearest event or practitioner in your area. NEW BLOOD TEST SET TO REPLACE SKIN CHECKS 2017-12-12T09:33:47Z new-blood-test-set-to-replace-skin-checks The test is one step closer to being available for use in Australia after one of the world's most respected medical journals, The British Journal of Cancer, accepted it for publication in their January 2018 edition. The test, named Melaseq, is based on new technology that can pinpoint the ‘molecular fingerprint’ of melanoma, even in the earliest stages of the disease. The results are significantly more accurate than current methods of melanoma checks.  “The current methods for detecting melanoma have been proven to have limited scientific credibility,” said Geneseq Co-Founder Ryan van Laar Ph.D.  “Skin checks are subjective, and recent studies have shown that almost 1 in 6 melanomas are misdiagnosed[i]. This means that some patients aren’t receiving the early treatment they need, giving the cancer time to spread.”  “It also means some people are being treated for a cancer they don’t have. In fact, it is estimated that 25% of all Australia’s melanoma healthcare costs - $71 million per year - are for people who are later found not to have the disease,[ii]” said Dr Van Laar. “Skin cancers, including melanoma, cost the Australian healthcare system more than any other cancer type.” This is partially due to the fact that the disease is regularly diagnosed at a late stage. The treatment cost of late-stage melanoma is more than 100 times the cost of treating early stages, according to a Queensland study. “The Melaseq test has the ability to detect first stage melanoma, saving millions of healthcare dollars, and more importantly saving lives,” said Dr Van Laar. Unlike other common cancers, the death rate of melanoma in Australia has risen alarmingly, which experts suggest is partially due to inaccurate diagnoses and a lack of progress in the development of new tests. Melanoma is up to four times more prevalent in Australia than the US and European countries.[iii] “Tragically, melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in young people aged between 20 to 39 years old, and in recent years, has killed more Australians than the road toll.[iv]” Dr Van Laar commented.  “We have received incredibly positive feedback from national and international melanoma experts on the potential for Melaseq to improve patient outcomes.” “The consensus is that there is a huge need for a test like this that provides objective, accurate, and early diagnoses of melanoma.” “With one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, we feel that Australia should also be at the forefront of research into new and innovative solutions.” Dr Van Laar added. Geneseq Biosciences was one of 9 companies selected to be part of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Health Accelerator (MHx) Spring 2017 cohort. This one-of-a-kind incubator program is designed to bridge the gap between entrepreneurial spirit and drive, and the complex problems within health care.  About Geneseq Biosciences: Geneseq Biosciences is a Melbourne based biotechnology company, pioneering the development of new “liquid biopsy” tests to help doctors individualise cancer diagnostics & treatment options. Founded in 2016, their first test Melaseq, is designed to accurately detect the genetic (microRNA) fingerprint of active melanoma in blood. For more information please contact Dr Ryan van Laar Ph.D. Founder, Geneseq Biosciences, +61 (3) 9028 2992 Web: www.geneseq.com.au  | Twitter: @geneseqbio  For a free PDF copy of the British Journal of Cancer publication, email: info@geneseq.com.au with the subject line ‘BJC’. [i] http://www.hospitalhealth.com.au/content/clinical-services/article/get-a-2nd-and-3rd-opinion-1-in-6-melanoma-diagnoses-could-be-wrong-697788652#axzz50uQZBM9w [ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40258-017-0341-y [iii] https://www.melanoma.org.au/understanding-melanoma/melanoma-facts-and-statistics/ [iv] https://www.sunsmart.com.au/skin-cancer/skin-cancer-facts-stats Students can win $2000 and make a difference to dementia 2017-12-12T02:41:34Z students-can-win-2000-and-make-a-difference-to-dementia Students can win $2000 and make a difference to dementia Undergraduate students across Australia can win prizes of up to $2000 and help make a difference to people living with dementia in the 2017 National Dementia Storytelling Competition. Students from any discipline are invited to submit a story about how they, as individual practitioners or within their profession, can contribute to the care of people with dementia. The national competition is run by Dementia Training Australia, which is funded by the Federal Government to provide dementia training and education across Australia. This year, students will be asked to explore the concept of ‘salutogenesis’ in a medium of their choice; for example essay, short story, animation, short film, video, infographic. Salutogenesis means ‘sources of health’ from the Latin word ‘salus’ (health) and the Greek word ‘genesis’ (source). DTA Executive Director Richard Fleming said: "Salutogenesis is a new approach in dementia care, focusing on factors that support health and wellbeing, and shifting away from a more traditional, ‘pathogenic’ focus on risk and problems." Students will be asked to address this topic: "A salutogenic approach to caring for people living with dementia: how my discipline can support a life that is manageable, understandable and meaningful." Second and third year undergraduate students are invited to apply. The first 100 entries will receive a free submission to the Australian Journal of Dementia Care, worth $99 a year. The first prize is $2000, second prize is $1000 and third prize is $500. Each prize is awarded in both second and third year streams. Entries will close on 25 February 2018 and the winners will be announced in March. Last year, nursing student Teagan Bewick from Edith Cowan University and dental science student Danica Zhan from The University of Queensland won the top two prizes. Entries were received from 19 universities across Australia and more than 17 different fields of study were represented including occupational therapy, psychology, medicine, marketing, nutrition and design. This is the first year the national dementia awareness initiative, previously an essay competition, will take a multi-media approach. For more information and how to apply please visit https://www.dta.com.au/storytellingcomp/ or email dta@uow.edu.au NZ CHIROPRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION SAYS INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE IS SOLUTION TO REDUCING PAINKILLER CONSUMPTION 2017-12-12T02:14:06Z nz-chiropractors-association-says-integrated-healthcare-is-solution-to-reducing-painkiller-consumption Chiropractic care could be a cost-effective solution to the overuse of painkillers and better management of chronic pain if there was better integration of primary healthcare services, says the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA).   Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Cassandra Fairest explains: ‘Primary health care professionals need to improve communication with each other. A recently published study of the use of chiropractic in the USA[1] found a substantial proportion of US adults used chiropractic services along with their regular medical care over the past 12 months, and subsequently reported associated positive outcomes for overall well-being and/or specific health problems.  New Zealand’s chiropractors are taking the lead to inform, educate and inspire people to prevent pain and disability by engaging in physical activity.  However, research shows that in too many instances patient care is not optimised because of inadequate communications between the health care practitioners[2].’   A study published last year concluded communication barriers may be viewed as a major contributing factor to the ongoing chronic pain management/chronic painkiller and opioid overuse problem2.   Dr Fairest adds: `Chiropractic care can play a major role in the management of chronic pain for many patients. However, often patients may be receiving care from more than one primary health care professional. For example, the family chiropractor may not know what the GP is advising, or vice versa. Because of this lack of understanding between professions and their communication, the quality of care may be deficient which could contribute to poorer health outcomes for New Zealanders.’   She points out: `We were really pleased to see our medical colleagues are now recommending people become more active to reduce inflammation and associated diseases. This is something chiropractors have been strongly advocating for many years.’   Further to this, a major international study published in the Lancet[3] demonstrated that simply increasing physical activity is a widely applicable, low cost global strategy that could reduce deaths and cardiovascular disease in middle age.   The NZCA has developed a Just Start Walking programme to put a spring in your step. The NZCA also recommends getting a spinal check-up with your family chiropractor prior to starting any new exercise regime. An NZCA chiropractor will evaluate your spine and nervous system for dysfunction and analyse your posture for imbalances, which may be negatively impacting upon your movement and overall health.   Some Tips on How to Get Started ●      Visit your local NZCA chiropractor for a spinal health check up ●      Commit to daily 30 minute walking programme ●      Start slowly – set achievable targets to prevent injury and to motivate you ●      Find a friend or work colleague to walk with ●      Wear appropriate footwear which is designed for walking ●      Warm up with a few gentle stretching exercises at the start and end of your walk ●      Drink plenty of water and have regular breaks and healthy snacks ●      Mix it up – walking different routes, at different speeds with different inclines ●      Enjoy your walking and the benefits it can bring!   ­Ends­ Further Information: Dr Cassandra Fairest, Chiropractor 021 242 3073 or cassandra.fairest@chiropractic.org.nz [1]http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/publishahead/The_prevalence,_patterns,_and_predictors_of.95563.aspx [2] https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-016-1005-4 [3] http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31634-3/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr MooGoo Skin Care: How an Aussie business turned a simple idea into a global sensation 2017-12-01T05:54:13Z moogoo-skin-care-how-an-aussie-business-turned-a-simple-idea-into-a-global-sensation We’ve all heard stories about clever people who chanced upon a compelling idea and managed to turn it into a business. But Craig Jones’ MooGoo Skin Care is a success story of a different kind. MooGoo, rather than being a business sparked by an idea, was sparked by a need: not only as a way for Jones to help his mother with her Psoriasis, but a desire to produce skin care products that are completely natural.  What began 12 years ago in a suburban kitchen is now a global sensation featuring 40 popular products. It was the classic case of ‘if you can’t find the perfect product, you might need to create it yourself’. “I was searching for a natural cream to help my mother with her psoriasis.  The only cream that had really worked in the past was a balm used in dairy farms to help keep the cow's udders healthy and supple,” Jones said. “So I created something similar in my mother’s kitchen and that’s how it all started, out of a very real need to find a solution.” This became MooGoo’s first product, the 'Udder Cream' which helped his mother’s skin and triggered the whole MooGoo craze. "Suddenly the cream was in demand, I couldn’t make enough of it. It was great to be the founder of a business that used natural products and could actually make a difference," Jones said. "Approaching stores was difficult at first as most of them weren’t keen.  But when I made brochures and explained to the staff why MooGoo was different, they changed their minds." Most of MooGoo's creams are made on the Gold Coast, while hair products are made in Sydney and other products, such as lip balms, are made in Perth where it all started. The MooGoo range has been so successful that spin offs have now hit the market, including Dusty Girls makeup, A Bit Hippy vegan skin care and Dr Zoo – a range of natural products specifically for pets with a pH perfect for their skin. Jones’ now has 40 local staff members as well as a team in the United Kingdom - many of them are the same people who were with MooGoo from the very beginning. And while MooGoo uses plenty of cow-based puns, Jones points out that the products are not actually made from cow’s milk. “The name MooGoo was because of our first cream, the Udder Cream. There definitely is no milk in there! Mixing milk into skin care would make it almost impossible to keep fresh and bacteria free.” MooGoo products range includes natural deodorant, dental care, cleansers, shampoo and conditioner, conditioner, oils and serums, eczema and Psoriasis cream, sunscreen and more. Hemp Smoothie which is actually good for you launches in Australia. 2017-11-23T23:43:29Z hemp-smoothie-which-is-actually-good-for-you-launches-in-australia Melbourne, Australia, 24th November 2017, Smoothie Bombs are proud to announce that they have launched a new, limited addition ‘healing’ flavour! Say hello to Smoothie Bombs: The Healer- Vanilla Hemp! Smoothie Bombs recently won the Australian Organic 2017 Product Innovation Award. Edible hemp has recently been approved by the Australian Government. It has been available internationally for many years. Cinzia Cozzolino, Founder of Smoothie Bombs and nutritionist states: “I've always loved vanilla in food and I loved vanilla milk shakes growing up! When I was coming up with the flavour, I knew I wanted to use hemp, which is nutty and creamy and so vanilla just seemed to be a great fit. It also contains Butterfly Pea powder which is full of antioxidants.” “Hemp is my favourite source of plant-based protein. Hemp comes from a strain of the cannabis plant (i.e Sativa L) but it is different to marijuana. Like the difference between two different breeds of dogs. It is such a good source of vital nutrients for growing bodies which is why Hemp is a good option for kids especially fussy eaters. It can be added to their favourite meals without much effort and it taste great in smoothies making it easier to consume. I recommend getting certified organic hemp seeds for kids as they will also be without pesticides. “ Cinzia is a nutritionist and expert on edible hemp. Do you know? Hemp has a great source of all three essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9! Hemp has 11g of protein in 3 Tablespoons making it a great plant protein. Organic Hemp can be eaten by kids. Hemp has been approved in many countries for years. Australia only recently approved edible Hemp. Buy your limited edition The Healer- Vanilla Hemp Smoothie Bombs from www.thesmoothiebombs.com.au from the 24th of November. Aspen Medical reaches agreement with Zhejiang Medical and Health Group to support the expansion of medical facilities and services in the Chinese province 2017-11-23T04:41:46Z aspen-medical-reaches-agreement-with-zhejiang-medical-and-health-group-to-support-the-expansion-of-medical-facilities-and-services-in-the-chinese-province Canberra-based Aspen Medical has signed an agreement to assist the Zhejiang Medical and Health Group (ZMH) in achieving its goals over the next five years, most notably its goal of expanding and strategically developing a best-in-class hospital and community care network throughout the province of Zhejiang. Aspen Medical will collaborate with ZMH to enhance the rehabilitation service capability and aged care services in hospitals and community clinics ensuring commonality of clinical delivery standards across facilities.  The company will also develop and deliver applied clinical training to medical and nursing personnel within the hospitals and clinics which complements their current training and qualifications.  Aspen Medical will work closely with ZMH to develop new and innovative solutions for delivering medical services. Glenn Keys AO, Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Aspen Medical, said “We are very excited and honoured to be collaborating with Zhejiang Medical and Health Group.  We look forward to bringing the lessons learnt from the Australian healthcare system, our work with the NHS in the UK and from elsewhere around the globe to provide the guidance and support needed for ZMH to establish a benchmark of healthcare quality and service in the province.” Mr Dongquan Zhang, General Manager of ZMH, said “This is our first international strategic alliance and are expecting strong support from Aspen Medical in terms of innovative medical solutions to assist in establishing long-term benefits for the province.” ZMH has identified a requirement to improve the flow and efficiency of medical services being provided to the 55 million residents of Zhejiang province.  “ZMH is seeking to improve the way healthcare is managed through a clearly defined and supported process.  Through this method, they wish to establish a broad triage process from pre-primary care, primary care, secondary care and tertiary care so that each tier of healthcare delivery is delivered in the most efficient manner,” said Mr Keys. ZMH is seeking to expand the capacity of their current hospitals from the existing 1,700 bed spaces to between 3,500 – 4,000 bed spaces within the next three years.  ZMH is also seeking to build 80 - 100 primary clinics within the province.  Founded in 2003, Aspen Medical has a team of more than 2,000 health professionals and support team working in 14 countries across the globe.  Of the company’s total workforce, 90% of them are working directly with clients delivering healthcare. Aspen Medical is the current ACT Exporter of the Year and is a finalist at the 55th National Export Awards in the Health and Biotechnology category.  The awards will be held in Canberra on 05 December 2017. ENDS Group Homes Australia is the first Australian Aged and Dementia Care Business to have two CEOs 2017-11-16T23:01:06Z group-homes-australia-is-the-first-australian-aged-and-dementia-care-business-to-have-two-ceos Press Release For Immediate Release 17th November 2017, Innovative Aged and Dementia care model, Group Homes Australia, continues to push through ‘old-school’ industry boundaries by announcing that Jonathan Gavshon will join Tamar Krebs as Co-CEO. At a work offsite retreat, Tamar Krebs, announced to GHA employees that Jonathan will be joining her as a co-CEO. Jonathan Gavshon has been working in the role of General Manager since 2014. He has been the driving force behind the business models tremendous growth. Tamar Krebs, Founder of Group Homes Australia, has always been passionate about the care and people. By joining forces with Jonathan, she can continue to focus on exceptional care, training homemakers (carers) and building relationships with residents and their families. The duo can merge their unique skill sets, passions and talents to really push the Group Homes Australia model of care into new suburbs. A co-CEO role is still rare in Australia and shows how the GHA business model continues to embrace innovation and to distort the aged and dementia care industry. Jonathan Gavshon states: “The modern company is simply too complex for one person to run. This is a very rare setup and we believe it will ultimately benefit our residents in our delivery of care.” Tamar Krebs concludes: “In today’s world taking a holistic approach when running a business is vital. By sharing this role and joining our unique skill sets can enhance and grow a company.” Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Wynnum Medical & Melanoma Centre 2017-11-15T11:43:46Z wynnum-medical-amp-melanoma-centre Wynnum Medical & Melanoma Centre is a newly established modern medical centre located in Morton Town shopping centre in Tingalpa. It has 6 consult rooms, a treatment room and a pathology and it is opposite busy Chemist Warehouse and ALDI. We offer all family doctor, general practice and Melanoma screening and treatment services. Appointments can done online or by phone but walk-ins are welcomed too. All new patients will be bulk billed until all our doctors are fully booked. Then new patients will be charged a gap fee. MBS PROZ 2017-11-15T11:34:47Z mbs-proz MBS proz has recently been released to fill the gap in providing an easy to use app for health professionals to create their own favourite list of Medicare Item numbers. It is different as it has got both web and iPhone interfaces.