National Association of Professional Women Announces Dr. Natalie W. Geary, Owner / President of Private Pediatrics of Palm Beach, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year


Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

NAPW honors Natalie W. Geary, M.D., F.A.A.P., Owner and President of Private Pediatrics of Palm Beach as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized for leadership in pediatrics and family care with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

Thirty years ago, before opening her private medical practice in New York City, Dr. Geary traveled the world helping underserved populations. That was when medical anthropology was a little known field. During that time, Dr. Geary promoted childrens health, improving access to care from Malawi to New Mexico. She trained and practiced Ayurvedic medicine in India and did her thesis research comparing the healthcare beliefs and utilization practices in cancer patients at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City.

As an American doctor working in foreign lands, Dr. Geary learned first-hand how much work there was to be done for underserved populations. After several years in a hospitalist practice in New York City, she moved to New Mexico to work in a hospital-based clinic to study public health. It was a move that inspired her to establish a nonprofit called Mobile Pediatrics in New Mexico where she drove into the small towns of northern New Mexico to screen children and give them vaccines. Dr. Geary continued balancing her private practice in NYC and working for her nonprofit organizations around the world.

Today, Dr. Geary is Owner and President at Private Pediatrics of Palm Beach, which specializes in pediatrics and family care. She received her M.D. in medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is currently involved with the Medical Society of New York and the Medical Society of Florida.

Awards & Accomplishments: M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Medicine, Nutrition and Allergy, Health Care Needs Analysis; Pediatrics; Board of Directors Katie Ford Foundation; International Rescue Committee; Medical Society of New York; Medical Society of Florida; Mobile Pediatrics

About NAPW

NAPWs mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.







Diverse Youth Volunteer Group Return Enlightened from International Cultural Exposure


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Those who are willing to step outside their comfort zone, not only expand their work experience and language skills, but also greatly enhance their global awareness and cultural intelligence. The benefits that youth receive from volunteering abroad are endless. A small but diverse group of international volunteers, hailing from all over the world, recently travelled together to China on a two week volunteer abroad program through CrossContinental.org. In the attached video (http://youtu.be/wnzDYCyp5rQ), the volunteers share their lively experience in China.

Samantha Francis of Britain, along with Hyein Jung and NaYon Park of Korea, spent a wonderful fortnight interacting with and schooling young kindergarten children in the mountain city of Chengde, Hebei Province. Only a two hour drive from the bustling metropolis of Beijing, Chengde is a city well-known for its incredible scenery and heritage sites, and also has a wealth of history and culture that the volunteers took complete advantage of.


Cultural Benefits

International volunteer travelers allow their minds to open, as they reflect on the varied and wonderful cultural differences to be found around the world. Samantha, Hyein, and NaYon learnt firsthand about the community, its traditions, the people, and their way of life while living with a host family in Chengde. Nayon says, “Everybody has been super kind to us.”

Talking about the benefits of home-stay accommodations, group leader Samantha says, Staying with host families allows you to see the culture from the locals perspective, rather than as a tourist. She continued, Our host family also went above and beyond, taking us on a weekend trip to the Grasslands and to see the Great Wall, as well as introducing us to loads of delicious local dishes at restaurants and at home.

Work Experience

The main purpose of a teaching program abroad was to exchange ideas and knowledge with the little children. Recognizing the importance of this interaction, and feeling accomplished by its success, Samantha had this to say: The most rewarding experience would have to have been at the end of the week of teaching when the kids showed me that they remembered the lessons I had taught them throughout the week. They made me feel that I had succeeded in teaching them more English, if only a small amount.” She added, “Their enthusiasm and enjoyment of the game was extremely rewarding for me to see.

Hyein mirrors this sentiment by stating, “My experience teaching the children at the kindergarten has been one of the best experiences in my life. They are the most adorable kids I’ve ever met. I’m going to miss them so much.”

The Supportive Team at CrossContinental.org

The group used CrossContinental.org as a platform for their international travels, and appears to be extremely satisfied with their choice. Raving about their volunteer abroad experience, in a glowing feedback about their first day, they wrote: Everyone has gone out of their way to make us feel welcome and help us with anything we need.” They continue, “Weve been having a wonderful time and are really happy that we came through Cross Continental!

Endless Learning Opportunities Abroad

The three volunteers had a spectacular time in China, where they not only got to interact and share knowledge with the local children, they also learned so much more from all their experiences. Navigating through the local bus system, getting lost while exploring the surrounding area, and visiting the Chengde Mountain Imperial Gardens and Palace, all with the help of their local coordinators. They also took trips out to see the Great Wall, shop in the bustling markets of Beijing, and even visit the Mongolian border on a weekend trip to the Grasslands.

Enhance Foreign Language Skills

They also improved their Chinese language skills by practicing with the supportive CrossContinental team. They report, “Were also enjoying the opportunity to practice our Chinese, the host family and Lily (the local coordinator) especially are really helping us improve our listening and speaking skills.”

Comments upon Returning Home

Upon returning home, Samantha reports, “Both the local coordinator and our host family went above and beyond in terms of taking care of us and showing us Chengdes best places and foods.” She continues, “We were welcomed with performances and said goodbye to in the same way along with gifts and a book with pictures of our time there. I could not have asked for a better local coordinator, host family or place to teach.”

By planning thoroughly detailed trips, working in tandem with local organizers, the CrossContinental team allows for flexibility and creative input to create a fulfilling and comprehensive international experience. Samantha praises the organization for their efforts. She says, I would definitely recommend CrossContinental to others. I am very pleased that we went with CrossContinental and feel that they helped us get the most out of our volunteer experience.

Access free resources or plan a trip at http://www.CrossContinental.org.

About CrossContinental.org:

Cross-Continental Solutions provides affordable yet flexible international learning programs, including volunteer abroad, intern abroad, cultural immersion, language study, and gap year programs. International internships can even be taken for school credit. A large variety of work placement options are available such as: Teaching, Healthcare, Community Development, Business Coaching, HIV work, Care-giving, Orphanage Work, Journalism, Photography, Wildlife, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Microfinance, Tourism, Marketing, and more. Programs are available at many locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America. By living and working side by side with locals, participants gain an exceptional cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to truly make a difference. For more details, visit CrossContinental.org.







Facebook's Internet.org Works With Carriers To Speed Up Networks, Indonesia

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It's a concentrated issues, according to a recent study from McKinsey, there are some 4.4 billion people offline in the world today, with 3.4 billion of them concentrated into 20 countries (a target list for Facebook, perhaps?). Facebook, working with …
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Will Private Contractors Like Blackwater Join the Fight Against ISIS?
This paragraph from a US Joint Special Operations University study demonstrates that the company played a significant role in shaping the AU force's strategy against Shabaab in the months after the group's blitz through the country in 2007 and 2008:.
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Study shows having fewer kids may raise standard of living
The project combines the work of approximately 100 researchers from 46 countries and has used the transfer accounts methodology to build a cross-national, comparative database, said Gretchen Donehower, who works for Lee and estimates flows for the …
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This Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Be a Game Changer
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LAEDC Report: High Tech Employment Key Driver in LA Economy


Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked-off the inaugural Los Angeles Innovation Week by announcing the release of the report High Tech in LA, the first report to quantify the employment and economic contribution of LA Countys growing high tech sector. Los Angeles County has more high tech sector jobs (368,600) than Boston-Cambridge (361,400), Santa Clara County (313,300), and New York City, including all five boroughs (234,400). The report is authored by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Institute for Applied Economics, with the generous support of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Los Angeles tech industry is now as critical to our economy as our manufacturing and entertainment sectorsand we are outperforming New York, Boston, and Santa Clara County, in the heart of Silicon Valley, said Mayor Garcetti. If we want to keep it that way, we must ensure our workforce and our students are prepared.”

To further demonstrate LAs leadership role in the tech and innovation ecosystem, the LAEDC along with the City and County of Los Angeles and many private and public sector partners from across the region, commenced a week-long schedule of events celebrating Los Angeles Innovation Week with a kick-off press conference on October 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the state-of-the-art offices of Oblong Industries at 923 E 3rd St in Downtown Los Angeles.

This watershed study puts the exclamation point on what we already knew anecdotally but hadnt yet quantified about L.A.s high tech and innovation revolution. Namely, LA is innovating and applying technology at an unprecedented rate to create thousands of new, well-paying high tech sector jobs and to transform its leading industries, such as entertainment, health services, aerospace and manufacturing, said Bill Allen, president & CEO of the LAEDC.

During Los Angeles inaugural Innovation Week, high tech-related businesses and organizations across the LA region will open their doors to showcase the depth and breadth of creativity and innovation that is infused within the fabric of LAs economy, from digital media to space commercialization, from biomedical to advanced transportation, and more. The week-long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship was created with the idea to highlight, encourage and stimulate advancements in industries from cleantech to gaming, aerospace to emerging digital media and STEAM education.

More than 30 events will be held throughout the week, celebrating and highlighting the many companies and institutions that are the driving force behind Los Angeles innovation economy. Events include panels, showcases, demonstrations, workshops and mixers. A full list of events can be found here, which include these highlights:

Brunswick dentist

Oral hygiene is very important  to keep up with for your healths sake. Visiting you Brunswick dentist can help get your basic yearly or six month checkup done. This can help prevent problems later. Your dentist will be able to ensure there are no issues with your gums or teeth at this checkup.  These dentists make sure your mouth come first. A Brunswick dentist can take care of any problems that may arise and can do tings that are strictly for cosmetic purpose if that is what the person wants. This could be fixing gaps in the teeth, or even pulling or reconstructing teeth that needs fixed.  Sometimes even when you are very careful with your teeth things can happen and you will need them repaired. There are also other reasons that you may want to go to the dentist, like whiting your teeth. No matter what you needs for dentistry are your Brunswick dentist can help.

Nourish Life Speak Review Information for New Parents

Information for New Parents: Nourish Life Speak Review

New to speak?

Starting a new supplementation program can be somewhat overwhelming for parents and children alike.  At SpeechNutrients we strive to help new parents by giving them the tools necessary to ensure their child’s smooth transition into their supplementation routine.

We’ve been thrilled with the benefits many families have reported. With some children the benefits may take a little longer to achieve.  All children are different and respond in different ways and at different times (and as with any supplementation program, some may not respond at all.)  Just remember to stick with it!

New parents can take advantage of our Starter Kit to begin the speak supplementation program.  The contents of the Starter Kit include 2 boxes of speak (approximately a 2 month supply) and all the information needed to get started.  Remember, you can visit our complimentary Download Resource Center for support materials as well.
A few tips to get started and what to expect:
If your child is already taking individual fish oil and vitamin E supplements:  First determine the current serving amount of the active omega-3 (EPA and DHA) and vitamin E (if any) that your child is receiving with the existing supplement  (usually listed clearly on the “Supplement Facts” panel.  Be sure to determine the amount per serving or per capsule.)  This will provide you a baseline from which to start for an equivalent serving. For example, some families administer both “High EFA” and High EPA” supplements. Shown below is a chart illustrating the amounts of each ingredient and how two capsules of speak provide the essential equivalent to three capsules of the other supplements plus additional nutrients in SpeechNutrients speak provide added benefits and nutrient balance, not found in other omega-3 supplements.

 

High EFA
2 caps
High EPA
1 cap
speak
2 caps
EPA 270 425 725 mg
DHA 180 100 275 mg
GLA 66 60 mg
Vitamin E (Alpha) 500 IU
Vitamin E (Gamma) 200 mg
Vitamin K1 2 mg
Vitamin K2 300 mcg

If your child isn’t currently taking omega-3 fish oil or vitamin E supplements:  Start with one (1) capsule of SpeechNutrients speak daily.  After two (2) weeks, increase the serving to one capsule 2 times daily until reaching a serving of two capsules twice per day over eight (8) weeks (4 capsules total).  If you believe that your child will benefit from additional supplementation beyond four (4) capsules, regardless of previous omega-3 supplementation, check with your healthcare practitioner (e.g.: Medical Doctor, Registered Dietitian, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Naturopathic Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy).

What to expect:  Emotional outbursts and transient moods are common when children begin supplementing with omega-3 supplements.  Each child is different.  If your child has been ‘very compliant’, a change in this behavior may be considered normal.  Parents have reported the “Tasmanian Devil” effect, where children become very active, oppositional but in time (2-3 weeks) there is rebalance.

Some children may experience loose stools when they begin supplementation with oil-based capsules; this usually resolves quickly.

Moodiness, irritability, and emotional outbursts are commonly reported in children during the first few days/weeks of omega-3 supplementation; however, this may be a positive indication that changes are occurring.

The best, easiest and most cost effective way to begin your child on speak supplementation program is by purchasing our SpeechNutrients speak Starter Kit.  It provides everything you need from frequently asked questions and proper dosage information to daily/weekly logs for ease of sharing your child’s progress.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 847.471.0358 or email us at info@SpeechNutrients.com. It’s always best to check with your physician before starting any new supplementation program

For more information about Nourish Life Speak Review click here.

Central Bank Reassures On Foreign Exchange Reserves

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port of Miami parking

There is no need to fret when it come so where you are going to park when you leave for your cruise. There are many places for port of Miami parking. When you leave for a long period of time you want to make sure your car is going to be safe when you leave. That is why where you park is very important. You can park right at the port if you want, that way when you get back you can just jump in your car and go. The only problem with this is it can be quite expensive. IF you want a cheaper option for port of Miami parking then you can check out the parking lots that are just down the road. They are secure, and they bring you to the port when you drop your car off. When you arrive back they will be there waiting to take you back to your car. With the many options available to you for port of Miami parking you will be glad to know that your car is in good hands.