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Emerson Hospital Names Dana Diggins Chief Financial Officer

Emerson Hospital in Concord Mass. recently announced that Dana P. Diggins – a resident of Westford – has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Diggins holds a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College and he earned his Master’s in Business Administration alongside a back pain doctor New Jersey at Fitchburg State College. He joins Emerson after 11 years of service at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge where he held the position of Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. As Emerson’s CFO, Mr. Diggins will oversee all financial operations for the 172-bed hospital.

Geoffrey F. Cole, Emerson Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said that an intensive national search was conducted to fill the position of CFO. Ultimately, it was Mr. Diggins’ impressive financial skills and his leadership abilities that set him above the other candidates.

“Dana brings a wide range of talents to Emerson Hospital,” Mr. Cole states. “His extensive experience in the health care arena and his inherent leadership abilities made him a natural choice for the position.” Mr. Cole adds, “As an integral member of the senior management team, Dana will play a key role in directing Emerson Hospital as we head into the next century. We welcome him aboard and look forward to his success in this important position.”

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Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise isn’t just about jumping in and doing it. There are a couple of things you need to do before getting to the meat of the exercise, and there are a couple of things you need to do as you wind down.

Failure to follow these phases can increase the likelihood of getting hurt, which is most definitely not the goal of exercise.

  1. Warmup

Perform some sort of light exercise for five minutes to give your muscles a chance to warm up. A brisk walk or slow job should do the trick. You’re looking for your heart rate to start climbing a bit and for a light sweat to develop.

  1. Stretching

After the warmup, its time to stretch the muscles that are going to be used in the exercising. Stretching will reduce the risk of injury. See Lisa Balbach’s guide to stretching exercises for information on how to stretch.

  1. HIIT classes

This forms the core of your workout. You’ll want to get your heart rate up to between 60-90% of your maximum heart rate. You want to maintain your heart rate in this zone for at least thirty minutes.

  1. Cool off
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Aircraft Management

We have the most versatile aircraft management program available. Our existing charter, management, and air ambulance business allow us to offer more options to an aircraft owner than any other company. You choose the way your aircraft is managed. Flexibility is the key to our success. Adaptation is our specialty. As carbon sheet suppliers, we understand that situations change. Whether you would like to add owners to your aircraft or buy them out, use our maintenance or employ your own, use our pilots or select your own, you have the ability to change at any time.

Whether you are considering fractional or individual ownership, we will be able to reduce your monthly expenses and in some cases turn your expenses into profits by utilizing your aircraft in our existing charter and air ambulance business, Our program provides our clients with the maximum amount of income hours possible.

When you require the use of your aircraft, we have a large pool of trained Airline Transport pilots available. Combined with a complete maintenance department and a fleet of jets and jetprops, we will be able to accommodate your needs in the event your aircraft is being utilized or down for maintenance. Regulated by our FAA part 135 air carrier certificates, you can be assured your aircraft will have the most comprehensive maintenance available, assuring you of the highest resale value from your investment.

We can also assist with the purchase or sale of your aircraft. With vast resources at our fingertips we can determine whether it has been maintained properly, had any damage and estimate how much it will cost to maintain in the coming years. Armed with this information we can then determine the value. If you are considering a new aircraft, our experts can assist in determining which aircraft will best meet your present and future needs.

We take great pride in being the most versatile aircraft management company available today. This versatility will ensure that you will have the best Management Company today and for the future.

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The Cabin Security System

In recent years the incidences of passenger interference with cabin crew members has increased dramatically. American Airlines reported 140 assaults on Flight Attendants alone in 1995. This equals a 33% increase from the previous year*. United Airlines has also reported an increase in the number of verbal and physical assaults on its cabin staff, increasing from 77 to 94 during the same period*.

*According to a just published report by the Flight Safety Foundation, Alexandria, Va. on carbon sheet supply

An analysis of the problem by Northwest Airlines, revealed that intoxication was the cause in approximately 25% of all cases. Possible solutions cited include providing specific alcohol and drug related ‘Denied Boarding’ guidelines for Check-In and Gate Staff, and printing caution notices in in-flight magazines and ticket wallets. Further action has brought in role-play training, to enable staff to better defuse abusive behaviour.

In 1999 we have already seen a number of potentially dangerous and certainly costly incidents of passenger violence. The much publicised story of the 12 passengers who were deplaned at Norfolk, VA, following rowdy and threatening behaviour, is only the most recent incident that FlightVu Witness could have prevented. The recordings could also have served to prevent any legal action by the passengers claiming wrongful identification, and would have established the exact chain of events leading to the incident.

The FlightVu Witness system would assist Aircrew and Attendants by providing them with a low-cost, on-board CCTV security system. Serving four basic functions:

It would act as a deterrent.

The crew will be able to monitor the passengers behaviour, and thus will be warned of potentially dangerous situations.

The video information could be used to bring legal proceedings against the offender.

The videos can be used to help train cabin crew to deal with violent passengers.

 

 

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Pain Relief-Rheumatoid Arthritis

 A case study was reported in Sweden of a 70 year old man with Rheumatoid Arthritis secondary to acute rheumatic fever. He had reached his toxic limit on Gold injections and his Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate was still at 125. Within 5 months of undergoing an infrared treatment, his ESR was down to only 11. In the case of rheumatic arthritis of a 14-year old Swedish girl who couldn’t walk comfortably downstairs due to knee pain since she had been eight years old, her rheumatologist told her mother that her child would be in a wheelchair within 2 years if she refused gold corticosteroid therapy. However, after 3 infrared sauna treatments, she began to become more agile and subsequently took up folk dancing, without the aid of the conventional approach in her recovery. A clinical trial in Japan reported the successful solution in seven out of seven cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis treated with whole-body infrared therapy. These case studies and clinical trials indicate that further study is warranted on the usage of whole-body infrared therapy in the care of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The following is a summary from Therapeutic Heat and Cold, 4th edition, ED. Just us F. Lehmann MD, William’s and Wilkins, Chapter 9 or concluded from the data there in.

Generally it is accepted that heat produces the following desirable therapeutic effects:

1. An inner-light spa increases the extensibility of collagen tissues.
Tissues heated to 45
C and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5 ~0.9% that persists after the stretch is removed. It does not occur in these same tissues when stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Thus 20 stretching sessions can produce around 10 ~ 18% increase in length in tissues heated and stretched.
This effect would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, fasciae, and synovium that have become scarred, thickened or contracted.
Such stretching at 45
C caused much less weakening in stretched tissues for a given elongation than a similar elongation produced at normal tissue temperatures.
The cited experiments clearly show that low-impact stretching can produce a significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises, which is also safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures.
This safer stretching effect is crucial in properly training competitive athletes so as to minimize their “down” time from injuries.

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Okeanos Aggressor

OKEANOS AGGRESSOR

Our fitness retreats and vacations take you across multiple venues and landscapes.

Escape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 375 miles off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home. Weather permitting, Okeanos guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. Eight-day charters are Saturday to Sunday with five days of diving and ten-day trips are Tuesday to Friday with seven days of diving. The Okeanos sets off from the port town of Punteranas. Transfers from San Jose are provided on the day of departure. An overnight stay is required in San Jose prior to the charter.

OKEANOS AGGRESSOR RATES

PRICES for 10-Day charters:
Jan. 3, 2004 – Jan. 7, 2005 …………..  deluxe $3,095; quad $2,695
Jan. 8, 2005 – Jan. 6, 2006 …………….deluxe $3,195; quad $2,895
(Above 10-day charter rate includes Tuesday to Friday cruise with 7 full days of

For the more discerning diver, possibly the best way to explore the vast and diverse underwater world of Fiji is by a live-aboard dive vessel. The M/V Nai’a will exceed all of your expectations as you enjoy some of the finest diving Fiji has to offer. Relax and enjoy the personalized family service and exceptional facilities aboard this immaculate 120ft vessel. The Nai’a’s unique itineraries are designed to provide maximum underwater time, exploring remote deep ocean seamounts, current flushed channels, coral heads, fringing reefs filled with extraordinary macro life, and fascinating mangroves within protected lagoons, sites rarely visited by other divers.

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Nostalgic Designs

From its roots in San Francisco, California, we started the firm, Nostalgic Designs with his thirteen years of experience with DIY string art. A staff has been assembled to include master carvers, skilled wood workers and professional artists. The plant has been outfitted with state-of-the-art woodworking and finishing equipment gathered from both European and Domestic markets. Monitored storage facilities ensure quality maintenance with constant temperature and moisture standards for the materials.
Nostalgic Designs originally focused on the manufacture of both original and reproduction carousel animals. Its lines have since expanded to include home decorative accessories and collectables. Nostalgic Designs’ fine craftsmanship can be seen in American theme parks such as Disney, as far away as Japan and in many fine homes around the world. The Jeweled Jumper pictured above is working for Disney while this beautiful Cherub Chariot resides in a theme park in Japan.
Maximum effort on line expansion and product development has resulted in a selection of wooden accessories that defies comparison. From Carousel Horses and Tigers from a bygone era, to Birds, Dogs and Sea Life, Nostalgic Designs stands alone as a manufacturer of this category of merchandise.

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Protection Against Spam

6. Evolving Spam defenses
Spammers get smarter every day. It is vital to select a provider that dedicates resources to tackling Spam and staying one step ahead of the bad guys. Left alone, Spam filters quickly become outdated, unreliable and more susceptible to filtering good emails while letting the bad ones slip by. Constant vigilance is required for successful Spam fighting, which is not often handled by orlando digital marketing companies.

7. Spam filtering safe list and settings
While every company looks to promote the accuracy of their Spam filter, we recommend selecting a company that provides a level of control over their filtering settings. We recommend looking for Spam delivery settings as well as safe listing capabilities. This will allow email administrators and users to dictate what to do with filtered messages, when to erase them and most importantly, if a good email is caught, the involved email address can be added to a safe list to prevent further false positive filtering.

8. Spam blacklist prevention
Public blacklists are used by thousands of ISPs as part of anti-Spam defenses. If a company’s mail servers were to become blacklisted for sending Spam, it would result in mail delivery problems and immeasurable costs in lost business. We recommend selecting an email provider that has automated processes in place to prevent Spam from being sent from their system, as well as clearly defined procedures to deal with a blacklisted server should it occur.

9. Immediate virus updates from multiple vendors
With the proliferation of viruses and the potential damage they can cause, it is critical to block new viruses as soon as they are spotted on the Internet. Anti-virus companies react to virus threats as quickly as they can, but sometimes certain companies are able to block viruses quicker than others. For this reason, we recommend selecting an email provider that receives immediate virus updates from at least two reputable anti-virus companies.

10. Feature-rich Webmail
Many email users enjoy Webmail for two reasons: (1) Webmail allows them to access their mail from any Internet-connected computer; and, (2) Webmail eliminates the need for the user to configure email software clients like Microsoft Outlook. We recommend selecting a provider with a fast, clean, ad-free and feature-rich Webmail interface. You also should check for Webmail branding capabilities if you would like to customize the interface with your logo and color choices to make it look like your own.

11. Service level agreement
We highly recommend selecting an email hosting provider with a service level agreement that guarantees 99.99% uptime and provides financial retribution if that level is not achieved.

12. Ease of administration
Whether you run a small business or a large enterprise, ease of administration is critical when selecting an outsourced email host. Make sure that you are provided with the necessary tools to

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The Art and Beauty of Atlanta Wedding Photographers

We are your wedding and family portrait specialists in metropolitan Atlanta.

We’re a husband and wife team with many years of experience in weddings. We’ve photographed weddings professionally since 1990. Our background of being a pastor and wife team in five different churches assures you that we understand what’s really important to the wedding. We also understand the importance of family, and are committed to helping you preserve your memories through expressive family portraiture. Our style is best described as a blending of classic portraiture and photojournalism, while using really great and unique photo booths.

Not only are we members of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association, the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), but Chan is one of a select few in Georgia to have earned the designation “PPA Certified.”

In todays age of visual awareness, many discerning families are choosing to preserve their heritage and commemorate their lifestyles in professional portraits that serve as decorative focal points in their homes and offices. The warmth and vitality that creatively designed portraiture brings to planned interiors has no parallel.

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Any art form possesses the capacity to touch our emotions. Portrait images carry with them an additional dimension of expression that communicates how we feel about ourselves, our world, and those closest to us. Portrait subject matter and settings are limited only by imagination … children as they grow, family times or events, expressive personal statements. All are appropriate for decorative portraiture.

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Urban Rebounding

Urban Rebounding is a 45-60 minute aerobic workout performed on the Urban Rebounder, utilizing standard aerobic moves, sport-specific conditioning training, core stabilization techniques, and abdominal work performed to high energy music.
The workout not only challenges you cardiovascularly, but manages to continually challenge balance, coordination and proprioception while reducing the stress on the body up to 87%. Rebound exercise  is a stations training and was found to be 68% more effective than jogging based on decreased incidence of injury and increased energy expenditure.

Studies done by NASA and the Cooper Aerobic Institute shows that the participant goes from weightlessness at the top of the “bounce” cycle followed by being exposed to several “G’s” (gravity forces) during the rebound phase, significant health benefits take place. During the short interval of added “G” force, the muscles and skeleton exert as if they were carrying a heavy weight. Without producing much strain, it is long enough for muscle and bone building. A more important effect of “G” forces comes into play on the cellular level. While benefits are being studied initial evidence shows benefits to the immune system, improved lymphatic drainage, improved vascular circulation and improved removal of waste, lactic acid and toxins from the body.

URBAN REBOUNDING WILL
* Firm your legs, thighs, abs and hips
* Increase your agility
* Improve your balance
* Strengthen your muscles and bones
* Provide an aerobic effect on your
heart

BENEFITS INCLUDE
* Tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressure rises
during exertion
*Lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal
after severe activity
*Aids in lymphatic circulation and venous return
*Tones the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase
output