QPTV (Queens Public Television) explores mental illness and treatment while remaining at home and in their communities. Three JBFCS clients from Pride of Jud…
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(PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Northbound Treatment Services, the Southern California based rehab treatment center specialists, is partnering with BIS KIDS to provide a unique childrens program for Northbound families and the greater Orange County community. BIS KIDS (Believe in Success Kids) offers a monthly weekend childrens program that empowers children with skills and knowledge about prevention and intervention of drug use. Utilizing art projects, music, play activities, movement, role-playing, storytelling, and other fun activities the BIS KIDS program educates children about addiction in an age-appropriate format.
Northbound has recently partnered with BIS KIDS to enable weekly programs to exist throughout Orange County and the greater Los Angeles counties. As an integral part of the partnership, Victoria Morgan, Founder and CEO of BIS KIDS, will be joining the family program at Northbound as a regular lecturer to help educate families about BIS KIDS and the effect of addiction on children. Northbound supports the mission of BIS KIDS to encourage children to create a path to good health and well-being. In the words of Victoria Morgan, we believe we can make a difference in a childs life.
The BIS Foundation is a 501 3 (c) corporation dedicated to the education, awareness, growth and development of prevention/intervention programs for alcohol and drug addiction. The BIS Foundation sponsors “BIS KIDS” and “BIS TEENS” to encourage children and young adults to create a path to good health and well-being. BIS KIDS is an interactive 2 day workshop for children 7-12 years of age. Skilled counselors lead all the group sessions and qualified assistants help with the daily activities to provide a positive experience for children to learn about addiction and important life skills to overcome adversity. During the workshop, children learn to explore and express their feelings in a safe and supportive environment and a variety of problem solving, coping, and self-care strategies. For more information about BIS KIDS go to http://www.biskids.org/.
About Northbound Treatment Services
Northbound Treatment Services is an Orange County, California based rehab treatment center open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Northbound Treatment Services operates a fully licensed drug and alcohol detoxification center, specializing in medical detoxification, and in aiding clients through the various stages of the rehabilitation process. Inpatient and outpatient services are offered to patients to best ensure a full recovery with continued success. They have certifications with The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Court and Probation Approved, and they are a BBB Accredited Business. For more information, visit http://www.livingsober.com/ or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
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Neptune Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
International Student Insurance, an Envisage International Company, announced dramatic improvements to the StudentSecure health insurance plan for international students around the world. The changes make the plan more competitive for students that need coverage outside the United States, while at the same time improving cost and coverage for international students studying in the United States.
The StudentSecure plan was built around the needs of international students, and many students and universities provide ongoing feedback about the structure and pricing they would like to see. Based on this feedback, StudentSecure rates were reduced, coverage was improved to meet many more school insurance requirements, and out of pocket expenses decreased. The StudentSecure plan now includes the following highlights for international students in the US:
Reduced deductible as low as $ 25
100% coinsurance option inside the US (after the deductible)
Six month pre-existing condition waiting period
Enhanced mental health benefits up to 80% coverage
Coverage for all intercollegiate, intramural or club sports
Ross Mason, Vice President of International Student Insurance commented, We wanted to focus on core coverage for inbound international students. With the pre-ex and mental health changes, the StudentSecure now meets the stated requirements of almost all US schools that accept international students. At the same time, we wanted to make sure the plan was priced as affordably as possible – with monthly rates starting at $ 29, we were able to meet that goal.
International students coming to study in the United States were not the only group helped with the newest improvements. The StudentSecure also responded to the needs of study abroad students by offering 100% coverage after the deductible for treatment anywhere outside the US. This enhancement makes the StudentSecure a very competitive choice for study abroad students around the world.
For study abroad students, we wanted to reduce potential out of pocket costs for treatment incurred outside of the US. Therefore deductibles are cut in half and co-insurance is waived for all treatment outside of the US. This means that students can get the comprehensive coverage offered by the StudentSecure with as little as $ 25 out of pocket for any particular injury or illness, added Mr. Mason.
The StudentSecure plan, underwritten by Lloyds of London, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical coverage up to $ 200,000 (Smart plan), $ 250,000 (Budget plan) or $ 300,000 (Select plan), in addition to maternity coverage, prescription drug coverage, repatriation, and emergency evacuation and reunion. With an A (Excellent) rating by AM Best and an A+ (Strong) rating by Standard and Poors, students can rest assured that they have a financially stable, high quality plan that both meets and exceeds all insurance requirements laid out by the US State Department and most colleges and universities.
For more information on the updated StudentSecure plan for international and study abroad students around the world, please visit:
International Student Insurance is a specialized insurance agency selling health and travel insurance to students from around the world. Online since 2001, ISI is a trusted industry leader providing insurance to students studying outside their home country. Owned and operated by Envisage International Corporation, International Student Insurance is a NAFSA Global Partner and accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit InternationalStudentInsurance.com.
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Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
Clients at Recovery Associates’ Christian Rehab Center are invited to go on fishing trips, scavenger hunts, Open Mic nightsall as part of the program. The Alumni Program director shares how rewarding these events can be, Its amazing to watch clients really embrace their new found sobriety. Its normal for people in early sobriety to feel like they wont be able to have fun without drugs and alcohol. One of the lies that we tell ourselves in our active addiction is that getting high is fun and that we would be bored if we didnt use. Of course the truth is that, at the end, many of us were getting high alone and were miserable. Planned sober events shows them that not only can they be in a social situation without a drink or a drug and still connect to people, but that they can laugh until their stomachs hurt and not wake up with a hangover the next day.
Recovery Associates is a Christian drug and alcohol treatment center that provides a variety of programs and services for men, women and teens struggling with chemical dependency issues. At the core of their philosophy is the belief that addiction is a treatable illness. Their addiction treatment experience has shown that anyone is capable of achieving lasting recovery and physical, mental and spiritual freedom from the disease of addiction.
Their unique program offers three different tracks: a Traditional Track, an Expressive Therapies Track and a Christian Drug Rehab Track. They believe that by utilizing a variety of therapies they can better assist their clients in finding their own individualized path to recovery. Their focus is on the underlying issues that have led to the addictive behaviors and destructive patterns.
Recovery Associates multidisciplinary team is made up of a Board Certified Addictions Psychiatrist, Masters Level Therapists and Certified Addictions Counselors. They are passionate about recovery and helping individuals and families begin the healing process.
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Virginia, United States (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association (PWRBA) is accepting nominations for the position of Vice President. Preference is for nominees who have been beekeeper members for one year and voting for the new Vice President will take place at the May 14th meeting.
In their effort to support and promote bee keeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, The Mohawk Valley Trading Company encourages families and people of all ages to attend and participate in beekeeping events and honey festivities.
Honey festivities and beekeeping events are fun, educational and a great activity for families and people of all ages, said Mary Ross of the Mohawk Valley Trading Company where they specialize in varietal raw honey.
Varietal honey is made primarily from the nectar of a particular type of blossom or flower. To capture the unique character and flavor of the blossom or flower, beekeepers must study botanical bloom and flowering patterns when planning hive placement which will determine the time of the harvest.
The main duties of the Vice President are to engage and communicate with committees, keep volunteer base alive and active, however the position is open to some degree, to interpretation and creative ideas. The Vice President is expected to attend Executive Board meetings which are generally 2 weeks before every club regular meeting.
The PWRBA constitution lists the Vice President duties as:
Section 2: The vice-president shall perform the duties of the president in his/her absence and shall discharge such other duties as may be directed by the president. The vice-president will preside over association committees and responsible for communications between the respective committees and the executive body.
About Honey Bees
Bees are insects that are related to wasps and ants and there are approximately 20,000 known species of bees found on every continent except Antarctica. Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are not native to the United States as they were introduced by Europeans to produce honey and beeswax. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating 80% of flowering crops, and without them the worlds food supply would be dramatically reduced.
As people become more conscious of the important role that honeybees play in their daily lives, beekeeping is becoming more mainstream and is now allowed in many urban and suburban municipalities. Since 2006, beekeepers in the North America and Europe have noticed a mystifying occurrence called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear, leaving the queen and insect larvae behind, unable to fend for themselves. While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of apiculture, the term colony collapse disorder was first applied to a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in North America in late 2006.
In a 2013, a formal review by the European Food Safety Authority stated that recent studies show that neonicotinoid pesticides, some of the most widely used pesticides in the world, pose an unacceptably high risk to bees, and that the industry-sponsored science upon which regulatory agencies’ claims of safety have relied is flawed and possibly deliberately deceptive.
Honey has been used by humans since ancient times for its health benefits and as a sweetener and flavoring for many foods and beverages, with tea being the most popular. Next to maple syrup, it is the most commonly used natural sweetener in North America.
Honey bees make honey by collecting nectar from flowers and regurgitating it into beeswax honeycombs inside their hive. Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the hive of honey bees of the genus Apis and its most popular uses are beeswax candles and as an ingredient in natural skin care products.
The flavor and color of honey is determined by the type of flower the bees gather the nectar from; therefore, when cooking or baking with honey it is a good idea to taste the honey before using it in a recipe. For example: a dark honey like tulip poplar-black locust honey will result in a strong, heavy, pungent flavor, whereas orange blossom honey will result in a delicate orange flavor. Dark-colored honey is considered to be higher in minerals and antioxidants than light-colored honey, and one of the most well-known dark-colored honeys is buckwheat honey. Raw buckwheat honey contains a higher amount of minerals and an antioxidant called polyphenol, which gives it its dark color. The health benefits of buckwheat honey are many and well known.
The rawest honey available is comb honey which is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.
Using raw honey is a long-term investment strategy for optimal health and personal care; the dividends are overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Like a blue chip stock, raw honey should be included in any health-conscious consumers immune system boosting portfolio and the return on investment of substituting honey for refined sugar in the human diet is incalculable.
Another product made by honey bees and used by humans is bee propolis; a resinous substance that honey bees collect from tree buds and bark or other botanical sources and mix with beeswax, nectar and pollen. This mixture is used by bees to seal gaps in the hive and by humans for its health benefits and as a traditional, natural or homeopathic medicine.
For more information, contact Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association at PWRBeekeepers(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Succeed is excited about the opportunity to network with and learn from the agency partners attending this years Intersure CEO Partner Conference scheduled for May 8-10 in Washington, D.C.
Intersure is an alliance of independent insurance agencies that promotes the principles of a free exchange of ideas and mutual cooperation based on the highest standards of integrity, confidentiality, and trust within the industry.
The Intersure organization was founded in 1976 and over time has grown into a consortium of the best entrepreneurial and technical minds in the insurance industry. Succeed Management Solutions supports and reflects Intersures goals by providing partner agencies and brokerages with software solutions that deliver real value to them and their clients.
Succeed works with Intersure partners to deliver its unique web-based software platform, the Risk Management Center, to their clients as a value-added service that helps organizations improve and streamline their risk management efforts. The Risk Management Center is used by over 35,000 organizations to reduce insurance risk, improve employee training, implement effective safety programs, and fulfill OSHA and other regulatory compliance needs.
Curt Shaw, President and CEO of Succeed Management Solutions, emphasizes how valuable working with the Intersure organization is, Succeed values the opportunity to network with Intersure partners because we have found they lead agencies who demonstrate that technology can help them serve their clients more efficiently and effectively, leading to improved competitive differentiation, new client growth, and stronger client retention.
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track), Return to Work Programs (Job Description Track), employee training (Training Track), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track