Giroud Tree and Lawn Earns Angies List Super Service Award for the Eighth Year in a Row for Tree Service and Lawn Treatment Service Programs in Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Giroud Tree and Lawn has been awarded the prestigious and difficult-to-attain Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2012. Members gave Giroud an A grade, the highest possible score, based on 110 reviews in the categories of Tree Service, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment and Lawn and Yard Work in the Philadelphia area.

Giroud Tree and Lawn is the only tree service and lawn treatment service company in the region to win the Super Service Award every year since the Award was established in the Philadelphia area in 2005. notes Lou Giroud, President and ISA Certified Arborist. Friendly staff answering the phone, on-time arrival, expert tree service and lawn treatment service programs by ISA Certified Arborists and meticulous cleanup are just a few of the ways we ensure that customers love doing business with us, he added.

Its a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner, said Angies List Founder Angie Hicks. Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Giroud Tree and Lawn earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.

Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from customers and abiding by Angies List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angies List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, tree removal and lawn care programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, insect and disease control, fertilizing, tree removal, stump removal and traditional and organic lawn programs to keep lawns healthy and green . Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company has been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award

Dr. Atul Madan: Offers A 20 Min Evaluation On Bariatric Surgery As a Weight Loss Option To Those Suffering From Obesity To See If They Meet Health And Physical Criteria

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Surgery to reduce the effects of obesity usually involve a reduction in the size of the stomach so that the digestive process can be slowed. Some of the procedures can be invasive while a others are not. The immediate result of this type of surgery is a smaller appetite and a significant loss of pounds.

It is important for patients to understand the available options when it comes to weight loss surgeries. Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Atul Madan indicates that only patients with a BMI in the range of 30 to 40 who have tried other weight loss methods unsuccessfully are good candidates. Other obesity symptoms will help determine whether one is eligible for surgery.

There exists a number of surgical procedures for weight loss that either restrictive or invasive. Gastric Bypass surgery is by far the most known of these procedures. The Sleeve Gastrectomy and Biliopancreatic Diversion are two more surgeries your doctor might recommend. Dr. Madan’s patients reviews indicate that Lapband surgery is a very popular option.

Lapband surgery is one of the less invasive of the options available. The procedure is now routine and simple to perform. Furthermore, the average patients can recover much faster compared to those who chose the Gastric Bypass for instance. The procedure is also reversible since the band around the stomach can be removed.

Lapband surgeon Dr. Atul Madan is an expert in the field of lapband surgery because of the number of surgeries he performed. Over his career, Dr. Atul Madan has published 175 articles on the subject which landed him several awards and a recognition as an expert. Dr. Atul Madan has served as the Chief of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division as well as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Miami. He is currently a member of the laparoscopic and bariatric societies of surgeons.

EMR Expert, Nitin Chhoda, Reveals New Insights About EMRs, Allowing Clinicians to Boost Revenues for Future Clinic Growth

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

The need for proper coding and documentation for reimbursements is essential, said Chhoda. EMRs enable therapists to submit claims in real time, reduce costs, and theyre environmentally friendly. There are no paper records or need to wait for documentation to traverse the postal system. An EMR offers the most accurate coding available, reducing errors, denials and requests for additional information.


Chhoda said billing errors and mistakes are the major causes of reimbursement rejections and denials, and both can be virtually eliminated with an EMR. They have the ability to handle the upcoming ICD-10 and CPT coding changes with supreme accuracy and efficiency, allowing therapists to provide innovative and complex treatments.


EMRs facilitate and accelerate the reimbursement process and Chhoda said the systems can reduce billing costs by up to 15 percent. Since claims are submitted online in real time with an EMR, payments can be made to clinics in a matter of hours. Billing and coding tasks can be accomplished in-house without the need for expensive outside agencies. Extensive and detailed documentation is included to expedite the reimbursement process.


The systems are compatible with an extensive number of insurers, including private insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, clearinghouses, and third-party payers, along with Workers Compensation and veterans using TIRCARE. Funds can be deposited directly into a clinics account for a steady and stable cash flow. Clinicians control when claims are sent and have the option of sending them individually or as a batch.


An EMR provides the means for practitioners to boost revenues through real time electronic claims submissions and Chhodas new insights provide clinicians with compelling reasons for implementing an EMR. The systems allow therapists to reduce audits, errors and denials that adversely impact a practices financial health and growth, while providing the means to deliver better treatments to patients.


Chhodas office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at



Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy” and Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.


Demolition Begins on One of Liberty University’s Oldest Residence Halls

Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Liberty University began demolition Thursday on one of its oldest residence halls, bidding farewell to an important part of its history, but elevating the quality of campus life for students by kicking off a massive housing project that calls for an eight-story high-rise residence tower.

The one-story, 24-room Dorm 4 building opened in spring 1978 and has housed male students ever since. Mark Hine, senior vice president of Student Affairs and a Liberty alumnus, was among the first to live in the building, serving as a resident assistant his senior year. On Thursday, he toured his old residence before demolition began.

The building was brand new. The furniture was brand new. They were exciting times for Liberty as we watched the halls go up, Hine recalled. Its kind of neat to stand here (in his old room) and come back to my roots.

Only meant to be temporary buildings when they were constructed in the 1970s, the 16 Circle residence halls have long outlived their purpose and will all eventually be torn down as Liberty continues its quarter-of-a-billion dollar campus transformation.

Demolition of Dorms 1-3 will follow in the coming weeks. Liberty students who lived in those halls have relocated to the Quality Inn, now owned by Liberty and adjacent to the schools Residential Annex on Odd Fellows Road, a short distance from campus. These students will have the first choice of rooms in the new building, Hine said.

Hine, who oversees the Office of Student Housing, has heard nothing but excitement for the new project.

Everybody Ive talked to that has actually seen the artists rendition of the new residence hall have absolutely been blown away. That building is going to take Liberty University into the future, he said. Even though its kind of sad to see these old butler buildings come down, the excitement for what is going to replace them is absolutely amazing.

When the project was first announced in October 2012, Chancellor and President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said it would help Liberty continue to attract the best Christian college students in the nation.

God has given Liberty the resources to make this university a better Christian university and we feel we have a responsibility to do it while construction costs are still low due to the poor economy and to do it without delay, he said.

There are more than 60 construction projects under way across campus, among them the Jerry Falwell Library, a new baseball stadium, a new basketball practice facility, and the Center for Medical and Health Sciences.

To view artists renderings and learn more about the new housing project, read the latest issue of the Liberty Journal.

Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., is the worlds largest Christian university. Nearly 100,000 students attend classes on its 6,800-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.

Selena Gomez Concert Benefiting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Raises More Than $150,000

(PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Actress, multiplatinum recording artist, and fashion designer Selena Gomez hosted a concert benefiting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on Saturday, January 19th at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. The third annual Acoustic Charity Concert hosted by Ms. Gomez, a UNICEF Ambassador and avid supporter of the organization, raised more than $ 150,000 to support UNICEFs programs that provide nutrition, clean water, medicine, education, and more to children worldwide.

I have worked with UNICEF since I was 17 years old, and Ive seen first-hand the results of their critical support for children all over the world. When I first started with the organization, 24,000 children died everyday of causes we can prevent, and that number has now been reduced to 19,000. Its amazing to see the progress and Im thrilled to help bring awareness to UNICEFs lifesaving work, said Ms. Gomez.

During her show, Ms. Gomez performed hits including Love You Like A Love Song, Naturally, and Who Says as well as fan favorite cover songs such as Britney Spears Hit Me Baby One More Time and Taylor Swifts I Knew You Were Trouble. The concert also featured performers Bridgit Mendler, Noah Guthrie, and Nat and Alex Wolff.

Ms. Gomez was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in September 2009, and she has enthusiastically used her talents to advocate for the worlds most vulnerable children. In total, Ms. Gomezs three Acoustic Charity Concerts for UNICEF have raised nearly $ 400,000 for UNICEF programs worldwide.

Ms. Gomez recently attended the annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City where she auctioned off two backstage packages to her benefit concert for the highest bidders, raising $ 40,000 for UNICEF.


The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve childrens lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEFs work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. Visit for more information.

PreDiabetes Centers Launches Treatment Facility in The Woodlands

Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

PreDiabetes Centers, a top provider of personalized prediabetes treatment, expands its presence in Texas with the opening of a location near Houston. The Centers client-focused care team is partnering with distinguished physician Dr. Nadeem Jamil, who will direct comprehensive treatment for the prevention of diabetes at the Center in The Woodlands.

Dr. Jamil has extensive experience in treating prediabetes and diabetes. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Jamil spent many years caring for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the condition that develops when prediabetes is left untreated. Now, he looks forward to intercepting the disease at a much earlier stagewhen its still reversiblein patients with prediabetes.

We need to do our best to deal with important health issues, and prevention is the key. Diabetes and its complications can be prevented, said Dr. Jamil.

Dr. Jamil will oversee the care of clients in the 12-month program using cutting-edge, medically proven practices, including medication, nutritional supplementation, prediabetes meal planning, stress-reduction therapies, and advanced hormonal support.

A holistic approach can stop diabetes before it manifests, said Dr. Jamil. Its important to prevent this dangerous disease at the earliest time possible.

Dr. Jamil completed his residency at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia and earned his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He founded Woodlands Internists, a comprehensive medical care practice, and has served in several leadership positions at St. Lukes The Woodlands Hospital, Nexus Specialty Hospital and Park Manor Nursing Home. He has been practicing in The Woodlands for more than 10 years.

Outside of the office, Dr. Jamil can be found on the tennis court or at home watching classic and foreign movies, reading or gardening.

Dr. Jamil will see patients at the PreDiabetes Center of The Woodlands, located at 17191 St. Lukes Way, Suite 201, in Conroe.

PreDiabetes Centers is a private company based in Austin, Texas, that specializes in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Treatment at the Center is based on physician-led care and lifestyle intervention tailored to each client. The company offers free biomarker-based blood screening that can detect prediabetes, and also continuing biomarker tests to monitor processes in the body associated with prediabetic conditions.

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Sunrise Management & Consulting Selects Building Engines for Powerful Mobile And Reporting Capabilities

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Sunrise Management & Consulting today announced the selection of Building Engines as their web-based and mobile real estate operations management software solution. The organization – which manages multi-family, Homeowner/Condominium Association and Commercial Investment real estate in the New England region – wanted to improve operational efficiency and enhance the services offered to clients by employing online and mobile capabilities for work order, preventive maintenance, inspections, incident management and more.

Sunrise selected Building Engines for its easy-to-use interface and broad tracking and reporting capabilities for property operations.

“We pride ourselves on being cutting edge,” said Jesse Holland, President and Founder of Sunrise Management & Consulting. “The Building Engines Mobile Platform and reporting capabilities will help us continue to be one of the area’s premier property management companies.”

“It’s always an honor to be selected by a tech-savvy company like Sunrise,” said Paul Holusha, Northeast Regional Sales Director for Building Engines. “We keep an ear to the ground and strive to offer in-demand and innovative tools like BE-Mobile, our ground-breaking mobile app, for property and tenant management organizations. A nod from Sunrise shows us we are on the right path.”


About Sunrise Management & Consulting

Sunrise Management & Consulting is an innovative third party property management company that provides performance-driven management, consulting and market information services for owners and investors in residential and commercial real estate.

Since 1998, Sunrise Management & Consulting, headquartered in Albany, NY, has built an outstanding reputation managing multi-family properties, Homeowner/Condominium Associations and Commercial Investment real estate. For more information:

About Building Engines, Inc.

Building Engines is a web-based and mobile system providing owners and managers of all property types with a comprehensive solution for improving operations and workflow management. Founded in 2000 by an entrepreneurial team of building and facilities operations management professionals, Building Engines serves the needs of hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial, corporate, institutional and health care real estate in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information:

Extend Nutrition Introduces Slim Down Snack Pack New Weight Loss Kit

Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Trying a new weight loss plan can feel overwhelming. There is a plethora of contradictory health and nutrition information available making it nearly impossible to make healthy decisions.

Extend Nutrition takes the complexity out of weight loss with the new Slim Down Snack Pack. Its a program that is easy to follow simply eat more snacks.

Slim down the easy way:

1. Eat 2 snacks per day from the Slim Down Snack Pack.

2. Be less hungry.

3. Lose weight.

The Slim Down Snack Pack will be available to consumers for the very first time on January 31st, at the 2013 Market America World Conference in Miami, FL an event drawing nearly 15,000 healthy-minded people. The Snack Pack comes with a wide variety of Extend Bars, Shakes, and crunchy snacks. Each serving contains the patented blend of protein, fiber, healthy fat and complex carbohydrate that helps control blood sugar for up to 9 hours, resulting in hunger control and healthy weight loss.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68% of American adults qualify as overweight. And in her ground-breaking book Diabesity (Bantam Books 2005), Dr. Francine Kaufman (inventor of Extend Nutrition) discusses the global epidemic of diabetes and obesity. The spread of the Western diet, which consists of simple carbohydrate foods and also lacks lean protein, helped fuel an increase in both obesity rates and diabetes.

To help combat this epidemic, Dr. Kaufman took to her very own kitchen and created the Extend Nutrition formula. The doctor-developed snacks are low-glycemic, meaning that the complex carbohydrates do not cause blood sugar levels to rise rapidly.

Whats the connection between weight loss and foods that help stabilize blood sugar?

Reduce Insulin-Induced Fat Storage: High-glycemic foods spike blood sugar (glucose). The body responds by over-producing insulin, storing excess glucose as fat. Extend Nutrition is low-glycemic. There is no blood sugar spike, no insulin spikereducing the fat storage response.

Control Hunger: Going too long between meals causes blood sugar to drop to low levels. Low blood sugar can produce ravenous hunger that can quickly lead to unhealthy food choices. Extend Nutrition helps prevent blood sugar lows the carbohydrates release slowly throughout the digestion process, fending off cravings, leading to healthier choices.

Reduce Calorie Intake At Your Next Meal: The slow-release carbohydrate formula in Extend Nutrition is clinically proven to reduce the calories consumed at the next meal by an average of 21%. The products are sold in pre-packaged portions to help satisfy hunger while providing moderation in caloric intake. The snacks complement most diet plans, making it easy to slim down without sacrifice or compromise.

Slim Down Snack Pack Includes 25 Servings (SRP $ 39.99):

5 Extend Delight Bars: Chocolate, Peanut, Apple Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, and Peanut Butter Chocolate
5 Extend Crisps: White Cheddar, Zesty Ranch, Cinnamon, Honey BBQ, and Italian Herb
10 Extend Drizzles: 5 Chocolate Dream and 5 Caramel Bliss
5 Extend Shakes: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry

Slim Down Snack Pack can be purchased at Extend Nutrition)

Slim Down Snack Pack is based on advanced Nutritional Science:

The unique formula has been awarded 17 patents worldwide, including:

US Patent No. 6,534,487 “Methods for Suppressing Appetite and Enhancing Exercise and Recovery”

The product has been confirmed in several double-blind placebo clinical trials, including A Study to Assess the Efficacy of Extend Bar as an Appetite Suppressant in Males and Females (Sussman, Sept. 2000).

The results of this clinical study were truly astounding. The conclusion of Dr. Glen Sussman was that the bar (Extend Bar) is effective in reducing calorie intake, both by raw percentages and by statistical significance”.

“This finding would be of immense benefit to a multitude of patients, many of whom are attempting to lose weight by unsafe methods or means that risk complications. Extend Bar, by providing consumers with a product that is completely natural and devoid of known side-effects, fills a large need in the weight-control market.”


Real-World Results:

“Extend bars are great! I’m a type 2 diabetic and have been fighting the sugar battle since 2005. I have lost weight (from 235 to 189 lbs), my morning blood sugar is lower and stays all day! Thanks Extend Nutrition!”

Tackle Gum Disease to Reduce Risk of Premature Birth, Warn Eludril and Elgydium

Bournemouth, Dorset (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Oral health experts at Eludril and Elgydium are urging expectant mothers to reduce the risk of premature birth by getting treatment for gum disease. Their warning follows new research from America.

The new study showed that mothers-to-be who underwent a simple treatment for gum disease were 34 per cent less likely to give birth prematurely.

The research published in the Journal of Periodontology (Vol. 83, No 12, Clinical Science) was carried out by a team at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

It further confirms known links between gum disease and the premature birth of babies less than 37 weeks into pregnancy, say the manufacturers of Eludril mouthwash and Elgydium toothpaste.

They are urging expectant mothers to make use of the free NHS treatment that is available to pregnant women.

NHS-registered expectant mothers can claim free scaling and root planing treatment to gently scrape away the plaque that leads to gingivitis (gum disease) symptoms such as soreness or swelling in the gums.

This treatment is quick and easy so it makes good sense for mothers to get their teeth and gums checked. Tackling gum disease early can reduce the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, said a spokesperson for Eludril and Elgydium.

With all the other pressures and worries of impending motherhood, it can be all too easy to forget something as simple as caring for your teeth and gums.

But it would be foolish to ignore oral health when there are links to premature birth.

Gum disease is commonplace, affecting millions of people at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it can be diagnosed and treated very easily.

Swollen or sore gums should be an early prompt to visit the dentist or hygienist.

People who ignore these early symptoms run the risk of bleeding gums, a sign that gingivitis has been present for some time.

Gingivitis can cause receding gums. In worst cases teeth may become so loose that they either fall out or have to be extracted.

The leading gingivitis treatment is chlorhexidine, recommended for decades by dental professionals all over the world.

Chlorhexidine is an important antibacterial ingredient in Eludril gingivitis (gum disease) mouthwash and Elgydium medicinal toothpaste.

Elgydium toothpaste can used every day to help prevent gum disease, tackling the oral bacteria that cause gingivitis.

Eludril menthol-flavoured mouthwash works in a similar way. The recommended dosage is 15ml (for adults and children aged over 6), diluted with lukewarm water using the measuring cup provided.

Eludril can also be used as a disinfectant for removable dentures. They should be soaked for an hour in a one-in-three dilution of Eludril with water.

For more information about Elgydium and Eludril, please contact Nikki Warner-Green at Ceuta Healthcare on +44 (0)844 243 6661.


Notes For Editors

Eludril and Elgydium are represented in the UK by:

Ceuta Healthcare Ltd

Hill House

41 Richmond Hill




Tel: +44 (0)844 243 6661

Eludril Mouthwash is an antibacterial and analgesic solution which can be used to manage a number of oral health problems.

Its main use is to treat and prevent dental plaque formation and gum disease (gingivitis, also known as periodontitis) by preventing the build-up of bacteria.

Eludril Mouthwash can also be used to maintain oral hygiene in situations where tooth brushing is difficult, for instance, following oral surgery or in physically or mentally handicapped patients.

Eludril can also be used as a disinfectant for the cleansing of removable dentures and in the management of common mouth ulcers and oral candidiasis infections (fungus infections).

Elgydium Anti-Plaque toothpaste is specially formulated for sensitive gums and helps to prevent dental plaque and tartar build-up, the major causes of tooth decay and gum disease.

Elgydium Whitening, Sensitive and Decay Protection are also available as part of the Elgydium range of toothpastes.