Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp lights up the room for $200,000 at Andrew Jones Auctions' inaugural sale

The top lot of the auction was this Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp, circa 1910 ($200,000).

French silvered, gilt bronze and marble figure after a model by Louis-Ernest Barrias ($36,250).

French first standard silver and verde antico marble figural centerpiece trophy signed Froment Meurice of Paris ($15,000).

Pair of French gilt bronze, onyx and champleve jardinieres on stands, incised by Barbedienne of Paris ($26,250).

Pair of Japanese wooden Shinto lion dogs (Koma Inu), possibly 19th century, with glass eyes, 14 inches tall ($11,050).

The auction drew great crowds, both in the room and online. It was 99 percent sold and grossed nearly $1.1 million (with the buyer’s premium).

Friends and clients, old and new, flooded to the gallery to participate in person, by phone, through absentee and via online bidding from across the globe. In all, the sale was a resounding success. ”

— Andrew Jones

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural sale on Saturday, September 15th, drew great crowds, both in the room and online. The auction was 99 percent sold and grossed nearly $1.1 million (with buyer’s premium). Attendees enjoyed coffee and cold drinks, snacks, a box lunch and late afternoon ice cream to maintain their energy and focus throughout the day.

The sale – officially titled Design for the Home and Garden – was held in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Nearly 500 lots came up for bid, with a merchandise mix that featured European decorative arts, fine silver, fine art, Asian works of art and design. Online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

“Our inaugural auction generated amazing and positive action,” said Andrew Jones, the president and owner of Andrew Jones Auctions. “Friends and clients, old and new, flooded to the gallery to participate in person, by phone, through absentee and via spirited online bidding from across the globe. All in all, the sale was a resounding success and a great platform on which to build.”

The anticipation and energy were palpable when auctioneer Tim McNab took his place on the rostrum before a standing room only audience. The star of the afternoon was a Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp, which garnered a full bank of telephone bidders along with active bidding in the room and online. The lamp illuminated the gallery when it gaveled for $200,000.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted about 100 people in person to the event. Also, 640 people registered to bid online, placing a total of 510 bids. There were about 80 phone bidders and 50 absentee bidders. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

The sale began strong with a selection of silver, which included Porter Blanchard and Georg Jensen, as well as a monumental Edward VII silver center bowl that brought $10,000. Other silver highlights included a lovely French silver and marble trophy bowl by Froment Meurice that made $15,000 and an Art Deco ebony mounted cocktail shaker that hammered for $6,250.

French works led the Decorative Arts section, including a marble and patinated bronze figure of Nature Revealing Herself Before Science by Louis-Ernest Barrias, which brought $36,250, a charming pair of cast iron figures of dogs by J.J. Ducel that realized $27,500 and an unusual pair of champlevé enamel bronze mounted onyx jardinières on rarely seen stands that made $26,250.

An elegant Paul Sormani gilt bronze mounted kingwood vitrine realized $15,000 and an early 20th century Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk brought $11,250. Pieces by Lalique included a Rinceaux model lamp shade ($8,125) and a pair of Faunes model door handles ($4,750).

Asian works of art featured a pair of Japanese Koma Inu (Shinto Lion Dogs) that made $11,050 and a four-piece group of Chinese silk robes and skirts that realized $3,380. A diverse offering of fine art lots appealed to collectors with a Charles Wilbert White I Have a Dream lithograph ($4,750), and a Benjamin Chambers Brown depiction of The Kearsarge Pinnacles ($8,750).

Andrew Jones Auctions’ next auction is scheduled for the end of October (time and dates to be announced) and will feature attractively priced art, accessories and objects from local estates. That will be followed by another Design for the Home and Garden auction in November. Watch the website for details: www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com. Consignments are always invited.

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Aileen Ward
Andrew Jones Auctions
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Glen Alex to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For most people who want to look like a thin or buff celebrity they will tend to emulate their diet and lifestyle hoping to capture their same body type and image. When one fad diet doesn’t work they try another and another, generally to no avail. What is the ideal way to become our healthiest, most authentic selves where we can finally accomplish our best selves inside and out?

Glen is a Speaker, Health & Wellness Coach, Clinical Social Worker, and Author of “Living in Total Health.”

“Living in Total Health” is about each individual’s unique path to their optimal level of health,” says Glen. “Everyone should take into account their own personal situation including lifestyle, finances, needs, and recognize what works the best for them on an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical level. People tend to focus way too much on diet and exercise but the fact is we are comprised of much more than our size and metabolism Total Health integrates the whole person.”

Glen’s straight forward, no nonsense approach encourages clients to authentically take a new perspective on connecting to their core rather than their ego. She affirms how every choice has a positive, negative, or neutral outcome. For instance if a person has diabetes in their family and that person chooses to consume excess sugar, then their choices are leading them to a potentially negative consequence—diabetes and kidney disease for examples. Through her expert coaching, Glen methodically and skillfully seeks out her client’s motivations and goals then provides much needed information, guidance, and clarity.

“When a person is “aware” of what they are doing, thinking and feeling then they are better able to accept the consequences,” says Glen. “Making conscious choices places you in a more powerful position than making them “blindly.”

Glen’s insightful message includes how people must be sincerely open to new ideas and genuinely accept responsible for their own decisions.

“When people aren’t proactive in their lives they leave it up to chance and then get upset when things don’t work out in their favor,” says Glen. “Living in total health requires a level of awareness that provides the learning opportunities for overall improvement.”

“When people simply focus on diet and exercise ignoring those other components of who they are they are limiting themselves. By living in total health we become aware of the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual parts of how we live and not just what our bodies look like”

According to Glen, people are not aware of who they are because they are living from their ego and not their core.

“Everything we need is within and connecting with our personal truth provides the insights that lead to total health and well-being.” says Glen. “Since health is more than just physical, our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves must unequivocally be addressed in any health program. When we are linked with our core the truth of who we really are has a powerful peaceful flow that helps us evolve and progress. Live consciously and you will be find joy and be connected to your true selves.”

CUTV news will feature Glen Alex in an interview with Doug Llewelyn Wednesday September 19th at 10 a.m. EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Glen Alex please visit www.livingintotalhealth.com

Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno

Lou Ceparano
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New Anti-aging Serum Hailed as Skin Care Miracle

Molecular Biologist’s Discovery Proven to Reverse the Aging Process – RevolutionaryTAM-818 molecule is rocking the multi-billion-dollar anti-aging industry.

I have been involved extensively in the skin care industry for over twenty years and I can say, without a doubt, that One Truth 818 is the closest thing to a true miracle that I have ever seen—ever.”

— Sherry Moxley Seaman

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Internationally-acclaimed molecular biologist Dr. Bill Andrews, Ph.D.—founder of Sierra Sciences in Reno, Nevada—recently introduced the TAM-818 molecule, his latest invention that is rocking the multi-billion-dollar worldwide anti-aging industry. It has been proven in extensive laboratory testing to significantly slow down and even reverse the shortening of our telomeres, the caps on the end of our chromosomes that shorten as we age.

Introducing One Truth 818

One Truth 818 anti-aging skin serum is formulated in New Zealand using the TAM-818 molecule as its active ingredient. Clinical trials on 100 volunteers at the renowned Abich Scientific Laboratories in Italy showed the most dramatic improvements in skin texture, firmness and elasticity ever discovered by the scientists who have tested many hundreds of other skin products.

That clinical testing was backed up by a series of tests on volunteers in New Zealand over a period of two months. Just like the Abich Labs tests in Italy, the New Zealand trials produced remarkable results. Abich Labs also tested One Truth serum for toxicity and adverse reactions. It found One Truth 818 produced zero adverse reactions.

More about TELOMERES

There is one primary reason why One Truth 818 anti-aging serum is so effective at real anti-aging. It all comes down to telomeres, the ‘caps’ on the end of our chromosomes. A telomere is like the little plastic tips on the end of a shoelace. As our cells divide, our telomeres get shorter and shorter. Eventually, our chromosomes can no longer replicate themselves. And we die. However, the human body can produce an enzyme called Telomerase, the miraculous enzyme that can slow down and even completely stop the shortening of our telomeres. But it needs help to be activated. That’s where TAM-818 comes in. TAM-818 is the strongest Telomerase-Inducing Molecule so far discovered by science. And One Truth 818 is the only skin serum in the world to contain TAM-818.

For more information, actual customer testimonials with before-and-after photos, and a complete list of One Truth 818 ingredients visit their website. http://www.OneTruthUSAMiracle.com.

Sherry Moxley Seaman
One Truth USA
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Will the Internet of Things Change the Future of the Healthcare Industry?

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Technology and Healthcare Provider

Outsourcing Healthcare

Outsourcing Healthcare

Despite adoption of electronic healthcare records, consumers still finds it difficult to transfer their medical records to a new healthcare provider. Read more!

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the 30th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo gets underway here in Austin, Texas, we take a look at the intersection of technology and healthcare to ask some tough questions: Are digital health solutions reaching their full potential? Is virtual reality in healthcare just hype? Will the Internet of Things (IoT) advance the delivery of quality care?

In an era when the Internet is upending industries, from hotel accommodations to grocery sales and transportation services, many healthcare industry analysts and entrepreneurs have been championing a similar revolution in digital healthcare.

Let’s take a survey of the progress that’s been made in advancing technology and healthcare since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.

ARE MORE STREAMLINED IT APPS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PAYERS COMING?

Whether you are a supporter or detractor of the ACA legislation, some of its lesser-known provisions (lesser-known outside the healthcare world that is) have tried to steer the big ship of healthcare away from the traditional “fee for service” model by offering healthcare providers new financial incentives (such as those offered by Accountable Care Organizations, known as ACOs) to focus on the quality of patient outcomes. (There have also been major reimbursement penalties for obvious care lapses, such as re-admitting patients within a few days after a hospital discharge.)

The ACA has also incented providers (by tweaking reimbursement rates) to adopt electronic healthcare record (EHR) systems — as long as they can provide a paper trail demonstrating what is known as “meaningful use.” This comes at a time when new coding standards for categorizing treatments, known as ICD-10, have been rolled out — much to the delight of “big data” evidence-based medical researchers but to the chagrin of care providers who have had to scramble to train personnel to learn the new coding procedures.

From a digital health perspective, these changes have been a golden opportunity for EHR software vendors (particularly for Minneapolis-based EPIC, the 800-pound gorilla of EHR systems), but those hoping that electronic healthcare records would be a springboard for consumer convenience and choice have generally been disappointed.

Despite widespread adoption of electronic healthcare records, the average consumer still finds it difficult to transfer their medical records to a new healthcare provider. While regional Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIEs) try to badger the healthcare systems to participate in record sharing, they’re often reluctant to let go of their captive markets. Interoperability is also a low priority for many EHR vendors as well (and from their perspective, why not?) — many of them use lowest-common-denominator methods, e.g. dumb data “screen scrapes,” to transmit records between their systems and those of their competitors.

Given all this complexity, it’s been difficult for entrepreneurs to enter the healthcare market and create apps that are the “UBER of healthcare.” And this is before talking about the Federal government’s stringent patient privacy regulations, collectively known as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). HIPAA has been a final nail in the coffin for many digital health entrepreneurs contemplating entering the healthcare market, as the penalties for data breaches are quite onerous. (Consequently, as we’ll see below, most consumer product companies, such as Apple and FitBit, have focused their efforts on fitness apps, which operate outside the reach of HIPAA regulations.)

Entrepreneurs and marketing-types who move into the healthcare realm are also surprised to learn how much sway the reimbursement rules from the Federal government’s CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) have over what can or cannot be offered to healthcare patients. You can’t offer free toasters for changing doctors in the CMS world – nor can you offer incentives for seemingly benign items either, such as tokens to pay for garage parking.

Low CMS reimbursements are also causing structural changes in the primary care segment. More and more physicians, frustrated by low reimbursement rates, are electing to convert their practices to what is known as “concierge care.” Concierge practices require patients to make hefty annual upfront cash payments — typically ranging from $1,000 to as much as $3,000 annually. Those who can’t afford it (which includes most Medicare/Medicaid patients or those with insurance plans) are left behind to find care elsewhere.

In light of all these complexities, is anyone even trying to bring an “UBER”-like digital health experience to healthcare delivery? One bright spot is Oscar, the healthcare insurance company that is trying to brand itself as a digital health community.

PHYSICIAN EXTENDER TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE DELIVERY OUTSOURCING AND AUTOMATION

Given all these barriers to entry in the healthcare market, are there any other opportunities for digital health innovation?

With primary care providers stretched thin by low reimbursement rates, most have ramped up the number of patients they see each day by using what is euphemistically known in the industry as “physician extenders.”

In many cases, physician extenders are real live human beings, with job titles such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who can take patient histories, make diagnoses and, in the case of NPs, prescribe medications (under the doctor’s supervision).

A new job category has also emerged, the medical Scribe. Scribes, who are trained in medical terminology, shadow the physician, NP or PA to capture and enter patient information (and survey data mandated by the ACA) into the EHR systems.

In time, it’s likely that advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language systems will assist or even replace the role of the human scribe. Other resource-intensive tasks that are mandated by ACA regs, such as providing diabetes counseling, could also be handed off to robotic counselors.

What about apps to extend the reach of the physician?

Telemedicine is a great example. Why should you even come into the office when you could Skype or Facetime the doctor instead?

It turns out the widespread adoption of telemedicine is held up by regulations to some extent. For example, patients must have an established relationship with a doctor before they can use telemedicine (e.g. they must have already had at least one in-person visit). Another requirement: Communication software and hardware vendors have to assume responsibility for maintaining HIPAA patient privacy — yet major software companies (Microsoft with Skype) and (Apple with Facetime) have declined to do so, despite the fact that their apps are sufficiently encrypted for the task. Without a clear industry leader, telemedicine adoption rates have been slow to take off.

Interestingly there have been more advances in first responder systems that connect a remote physician to EMT personnel at the scene of an incident.

Houston’s Project ETHAN leads the way for telemedicine solutions that allow emergency responders to focus their resources more efficiently.

What about AI systems interpreting x-rays or providing differential diagnoses for patient illnesses? We’ll talk about that in the “Big Data” section below.

ADVANCES IN DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND GENOMICS

Many analysts believe the future of healthcare lies in personalized medicine.

And why not?

Brooke Turner
Formaspace
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autopom! Now Rated #1 Vehicle Protection Plan Provider on TopTenReviews

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TopTenReviews named autopom! #1 in its “Best Extended Car Warranty Services of 2018” rankings.

autopom! named the top Vehicle Protection Plan provider.

We strive to offer our customers the best vehicle protection plans available.”

— Mike Jones, President and CEO

LAKE FOREST, CA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — After more than 80 hours of evaluations, TopTenReviews updated its list of the "Best Extended Car Warranty Services of 2018," September 9th, 2018. California-based autopom! comes in at number one.

“We are thrilled with the results of TopTenReview’s comprehensive study,” says Mike Jones, president and CEO of autopom!. “We strive to offer our customers the best vehicle protection plans available. We want to be more than agents to them. We want to be their trusted partner every time they hit the road.”

The company scored highly in coverage, quoting, and the vehicle service contract itself. autopom! was lauded for its 21 vehicle service contracts with "great prices and very readable contracts." The company achieved an overall score of 9.4 out of 10, placing above USAA and Carchex.

This recognition is not the only accolade autopom! has received. Earlier this year, autopom! was also named a top extended vehicle protection plan provider by BestCompany.com.

To learn more about vehicle protection plans offered by autopom! and to request a free quote, visit http://info.extended-vehicle-warranty.com/ or call 1.800.724.8141.

About autopom! autopom!, llc is a BBB accredited, A+ rated provider of Vehicle Protection Plans for both new and used cars, as well as a licensed California agency. autopom! sells mechanical breakdown insurance in California and vehicle service contracts in most other states. When your original manufacturer warranty, extended auto warranty, or used car warranty is about to expire, autopom!’s team of licensed agents can help you find a protection plan guaranteed to protect your vehicle and your budget. Learn more about autopom! and request a free quote by calling 1.800.724.8141 or by visiting http://info.extended-vehicle-warranty.com/. autopom! Insurance Services llc CA DOI Lic.#0I13220

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VictimsSpeakDB.org Launches Book Promotion to Coincide With Its New Study of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania

Clergy Confessing His Sins in Vatican

Confession at the Vatican

To help victims better understand why their abuse was covered up for so long by the Catholic Church, VictimsSpeakDB has launched a book promotion on Amazon.com.

The Roman Catholic Church can no longer assert its moral authority because it is has become an institution controlled by men who are intrinsically immoral. We are watching its demise in real time.”

— G.R. Pafumi

SPRING VALLEY, NY, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an effort to help victims better understand how and why their abuse was covered up for so long by the Catholic Church, VictimsSpeakDB.org and G. R. Pafumi have announced a Kindle Countdown Deal/book promotion. For one week, between September 18 and September 25, all four of Pafumi's books on Catholic clergy sex abuse and the history of the Church will be offered at substantially reduced prices. The promotion coincides with the release of Pafumi's comprehensive study of abuse in Pennsylvania, including new disclosures made in a recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury report.

• Inhumanity in the Name of Jesus: Volume I: Pain and Suffering, Aftermath of the Catholic Church's Belief in its Own Infallibility (Volume 1). Print Length: 515 pages. Publisher: VictimsSpeakDB Books, February 19, 2018.
Kindle List Price: $7.99. Promotion Price: $2.99. Discount: 63%.
• Inhumanity in the Name of Jesus: Volume II: Clergy Sex Abuse, The Indifference of the Last Six Popes. Print Length: 360 pages. Publisher: VictimsSpeakDB Books, May 1, 2018.
Kindle List Price: $7.99. Promotion Price: $2.99. Discount: 63%.
• Clergy Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church. Print Length: 615 pages. Publisher: VictimsSpeakDB Books, June 28, 2015.
Kindle List Price: $4.99. Promotion Price: $1.99. Discount: 60%.
• Bless Me Father, For You Have Sinned: Resident evil in a Catholic Church populated with sexual deviates, psychopaths, sadists and nonbelievers. Print Length: 458 pages. Publisher: VictimsSpeakDB Books, June 29, 2015.
Kindle List Price: $4.99. Promotion Price: $1.99. Discount: 60%.

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are presently going through a crisis of papal proportions in many parts of the world. In January of this year, Francis accused victims in Chile of calumny against a bishop who protected sex offending clerics. Last month, a Pennsylvania Grand Jury released a report detailing abuse of over 1,000 minors by more than 300 Catholic clergy. A recent study noted that over the course of 65 years (1945 and 2010), 20 of 39 Dutch cardinals, bishops and their auxiliaries covered up sexual abuse. Another recent study documented the abuse of 3,677 minors by 1,670 priests and other clerics in Germany between 1946 and 2014. How is the Church reacting?

In Iowa, a bishop invited all local parishes to pray and fast each Friday in September. In Pennsylvania, a bishop is asking clergy to fast and abstain from meat, and have a Holy Hour of prayer. Recently, Pope Francis claimed that the devil is working to uncover the sins of bishops so that they will be visible and a cause of scandal. The Pope even asserted that sexual abuse never happened in his diocese when he was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Denial, prayers, fasting, the devil? The only way to deal with the Church is law enforcement. The people of Chile figured this out. The Chilean government requested that the Vatican share canonical documents related to nine clergy accused of sex crimes. The Vatican did not turn over the requested documents. On September 13, 2018, the Chilean national police raided the offices of dioceses in Concepción, Valparaíso, Chillán and Osorno in its investigation into sex crimes against minors committed by Catholic clergy.

Pafumi's four (4) books about clergy abuse delve into abuse worldwide They are, in part, based upon the research he compiled for the SACCADAS (Survivor Accounts of Catholic Clergy Abuse, Denial, Accountability and Silence) database. The database has thus far tracked the abuse of 15,000 minors and vulnerable adults by 3,500 clerics in 52 countries. But his books not only report the hard facts (data and its analysis), but also the history of abuse by Catholic clergy and coverup by bishops, including the Bishop of Rome, the Pope himself. In "Inhumanity in the Name of Jesus: Volume II: Clergy Sex Abuse, The Indifference of the Last Six Popes," Pafumi covers the protection given to Father Julio Cesar Grassi by Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergogli, now known as Pope Francis. Bergoglio’s secret intervention with judges after Grassi’s conviction is believed to be at least in part the reason that Grassi, despite a 15-year sentence, remained free for years pending the outcomes of his many appeals. Grassi finally was sent to prison in September 2013, more than a decade after he was first charged, following the rejection of his third appeal. In the interim, he was free to abuse more kids.

Pafumi's books provide a comprehensive history of clergy abuse and a description of a Church under fire worldwide, with limited prospects for recovery. His books are available at a substantial discount over the next seven (7) days on Amazon.com. The promotion is available in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Anyone requiring a PDF copy should fill out the Contact Us form on the VictimsSpeakDB.org website.

G.R. Pafumi
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Hearing Health Foundation Launches New Website Focused on Ménière's Disease

The website will inspire hope among those who live with Ménière's disease, share research updates, and provide a channel through which individuals can give.

These ‘invisible conditions’ affect patients an emotional level. I was completely isolated from the world and was frustrated because I couldn’t do anything or go anywhere.”

— Nicolle Cure, artist recently diagnosed with Ménière's disease

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), the nation’s largest charity funder of hearing and balance research, unveiled today a new microsite dedicated to Ménière's disease, a chronic vestibular (inner ear) condition with no known cure. The content is accessible at www.menieresdisease.org as an extension of the foundation’s primary website, www.hhf.org.

HHF’s www.menieresdisease.org seeks to build awareness of and bring clarity to the “mysterious” condition with simple, informative pages. The goals are to inspire hope among people who live with Ménière's disease and their loved ones, share updates about Ménière's disease from scientists funded by the foundation, and provide a channel through which individuals can donate to life-changing Ménière's disease research. HHF is fortunate to have all administrative expenses covered by its board of trustees and endowment, so 100% of gifts will directly support life-changing research programming.

Ménière's disease affects approximately 600,000 people in the U.S. The most prominent symptoms include a sensation of ear fullness, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, fluctuating hearing loss, and tinnitus. Some patients benefit from treatments, but far too many remain completely debilitated, bedridden, and unable to work. Episodes of vertigo can strike at any time without warning and this uncertainty offer triggers anxiety and depression.

Ménière's disease has long been an area of interest for the HHF’s long-standing research programs. Inspired by supporters with personal interests in Ménière's disease and gravely concerned by the general lack of research on the subject, HHF declared a greater focus on the condition in 2017 through the establishment of the Ménière's Disease Grants (MDG) program. MDG is exclusively focused on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Ménière's disease. MDG awards scientists up to $125,000 for a two-year grant period is governed by the Ménière's Disease Advisory Board, comprised of senior researchers and physicians throughout the country who review each application for scientific merit and program relevance.

The face of the new website is Nicolle Cure, a celebrated visual artist diagnosed this year with Ménière's disease and whose life has been devastated by sudden hearing loss and crippling vertigo. Nicolle describes her reactions to the onset of her symptoms: “These ‘invisible conditions’ affect patients an emotional level. I was completely isolated from the world and was frustrated because I couldn’t do anything or go anywhere.” Nicolle is grateful to have art as a most powerful coping mechanism when she feels well. “I wish to use my art to help people be open about their conditions and find treatments and relief and know that they are not alone in this journey.”

HHF encourages our supporters to visit www.menieresdisease.org to learn more about Ménière's disease and to share with friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, or others who may benefit from the reminder that they are not alone and find inspiration in the groundbreaking research that will one day transform lives.

Hearing Health Foundation’s mission is to prevent, treat, and cure hearing loss, tinnitus, and related conditions and to promote hearing health. Learn more at www.hhf.org, email HHF at info@hhf.org, or call HHF at 212.257.6140 (voice) or 888.435.6104 (TTY).

Lauren McGrath
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Allentown Charter School Becomes PIAA Member

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Executive Education Charter School in Allentown is about to begin offering high school sports for students.

Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown has been approved for PIAA membership.

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown will soon be offering a variety of competitive sports for students. The Lehigh Valley charter school has recently been approved for PIAA membership.

PIAA, or the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association, governs high school sports in the state. As a new member, high school students at EEACS can play sports competitively against other public, private, and charter schools within PIAA District 11 and in related tournaments and play-offs.

“With the completion of our new gymnasium, we are excited to offer students robust athletic opportunities,” says Mark “Duke” Wagner, athletic director at EEACS.

The school will begin its 2018-2019 athletics season by offering boys varsity basketball and wrestling. Schedules for games and events are currently in progress.

To learn more about the high school athletics available at the Allentown charter school, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/.

About EEACS: Founded in 2014 by highly experienced educators and management, Executive Education Academy Charter School, authorized for grades K-12 by the Allentown School District, leads the way in education by offering its 1,300 students opportunities for growth both in and out of the classroom. EEACS combines all mandated studies with a unique student-corporate culture. To learn more, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/.

Bruce Johnson
Executive Education Academy Charter School
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VictimsSpeakDB.org Releases Comprehensive Study of Clergy Sex Abuse of Minors and Vulnerable Adults in Pennsylvania

Clergy Confessing His Sins in Vatican

Confession at the Vatican

VictimsSpeakDB.org has released a comprehensive study of clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania, including abuse data recently disclosed by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury.

The Roman Catholic Church can no longer assert its moral authority because it is has become an institution controlled by men who are intrinsically immoral. We are watching its demise in real time.”

— G. R. Pafumi

SPRING VALLEY, NY, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — VictimsSpeakDB.org has released a comprehensive study of Catholic clergy abuse of minors and vulnerable adults in Pennsylvania. The SACCADAS DB (database) Profiler for the state of Pennsylvania can be viewed on the VictimsSpeak.org website. It can also be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on the icon on the top left side of the page. The study of abuse in Pennsylvania can be viewed also on the VictimsSpeak.org website and downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on the icon on the top left side of the page. Following are its key findings:

• Of the 341 Pennsylvania clerics included in the clergy section of the SACCADAS (Survivor Accounts of Catholic Clergy Abuse, Denial, Accountability and Silence) database, 74 (22%) continued to abuse minors even after they had been identified as sex offenders. No bishop has resigned or was removed in Pennsylvania for covering up child abuse.
• The Church in Pennsylvania knew for at least three quarters of a century, as far back as the 1940s, that priests were abusing minors. For example, an adult male notified the Diocese of Pittsburg in 1944 of sex abuse by Father Joseph Ganter. It involved at least three boys aged 13 to 15. Ganter retired from the priesthood in 1964, two decades later. Neither the Church or Ganter’s bishop ever disciplined him or held him accountable for the sexual abuse of least seven (7) boys.
• The Harrisburg and Greensburg dioceses asked a Pennsylvania court in 2017 to stop a grand jury from investigating sex abuse allegations at six dioceses in Pennsylvania.
• Nearly all of the victims in Pennsylvania (97.4%) are over 29 years old (30+ years). Under current laws, they do not qualify to sue the Church civilly for the abuse they suffered. Expanding the time to come forward (statute of limitations) to age 50 could potentially leave over half the victims without recourse.
• Over 25% of the victims reported their abuse prior to 1990 and nearly half prior to Y2K. This is two years before the Spotlight Team at The Boston Globe made international headlines with revelations of pervasive abuse of minors in the Boston archdiocese. Had the bishops in Pennsylvania dealt with this problem as it arose, there would have been no need for Grand Jury investigations (there were four) in Pennsylvania.
• Nearly 28% (more than a quarter) of victims first reported their abuse in the 2000-2004 time period, coinciding with the Spotlight Team coverage of clergy abuse in Boston. Nearly three quarters of victims first reported their abuse in the 2000-2004 time period or before. In Pennsylvania, the peak decade of abuse was the 1980s. Prior to the 1990s, the number of victims who first reported their abuse is significantly lower than the number of victims who were last abused. After 1990, the opposite is true.
• Over 95% of the victims in Pennsylvania, according to the victims included in the SACCADAS database, were abused in the last century. Less than 5% were last abused after the beginning of Y2K.
• Former altar boys represented 1 out of 4 male victims.
• Over 12% of victims were plied with drugs or alcohol prior to their abuse. Almost 6% of victims were exposed to pornography prior to or as part of their abuse. About 2½% of victims were photographed pornographically.
• Over 7% of victims were molested by more than one cleric.
• Nearly 5% of victims contemplated suicide. Five (5) victims successfully committed suicide.
• Six (6) victims were disabled or mentally challenged.
• Over 16% of female victims were either raped or coerced into vaginal sex.
• Not a single female reported the use of condoms during the vaginal sex. Three (3) percent of females (4 girls) became pregnant.
• More than 13% of male victims claimed they were anally raped. Not a single male indicated the use of condoms during anal sex.
• Over 17% of victims claimed oral sex was involved, either as a giver or a receiver. This percentage is probably also understated. However, 58% of victims claimed the abuse included fondling/touching, including masturbation. This statistic is in line with other research.

In an effort to help victims better understand how and why their abuse was covered up for so long by the Church, VictimsSpeakDB.org has made arrangements with Amazon.com to offer, for a limited time, G.R. Pafumi's books about clergy abuse at substantially discounted prices. Between today, September 18th, the day the study is being released, until Tuesday September 25th, all four (4) of Mr. Pafumi's books will be available in Kindle format for $1.99 or $2.99 on Amazon.com. Anyone requiring a PDF copy should fill out the Contact Us form on the VictimsSpeakDB.org website.

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Affordable dental implants and dentures in West Chester are available from ADS

Affordable dentures and dental implants in West Chester are available from Affordable Dental Solutions.

Our dental implants patients love their new smiles.”

— Dr. Michelle Bernreuther

WEST CHESTER, PA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For an affordable alternative to expensive dentures and dental implants in Philadelphia, Chester County residents are invited to visit Affordable Dental Solutions (ADS).

Both full and partial dentures in West Chester are available from ADS. Full dentures are only $650/arch and partial dentures are only $750/arch. Implant-retained dentures are also available for $2,999 when two dental implants are added to a patient’s full lower dentures.

In addition to dentures, dental implants in West Chester are also available. Dental implants are only $2,000. This low price is a fraction of the price offered by other dentists in the Philadelphia area and includes both the abutment and final restoration.

“Our dental implants patients love their new smiles,” says Dr. Michelle Bernreuther, dentist in West Chester. “Their natural look and feel make them a popular option.”

To escape the high cost of Philadelphia dentists and learn more about affordable dentures and dental implants in West Chester, request an appointment with ADS by visiting http://www.affordabledentalsolutions.com/request-appointment/.

About Affordable Dental Solutions: Based in Eastern Pennsylvania, Affordable Dental Solutions is a provider of full dentistry services. For nearly a decade, Affordable Dental Solutions has offered patients procedures such as dental implants, crowns, and dentures at rates much lower than area competitors by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and by negotiating discounts with implant manufacturing companies. Learn more at https://www.affordabledentalsolutions.com/.

Jamie Jaskolka
Affordable Dental Solutions
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