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New Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center Combines Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment with Christian Rehab

ATLANTA, June 19, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — RiverMend Health, a premier provider of scientifically-driven behavioral health services for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, has announced the launch of a new Christian addiction treatment center in Atlanta.

RiverMend Health’s new Atlanta-based Addiction Recovery Center Ribbon Cutting Front row, left to right: Ashley Buffington, LPC, MS - Lead Therapist; Angela Dainas, M.Ed, LMFT – Therapist; Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC – Clinical Director; Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, MS, LMFT – Executive Director; Edmund Bujalski – CEO; Stacy Seikel, MD – Medical Director

Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) provides a spiritually nourishing environment with the highest level of medical, clinical and psychiatric care for adults struggling with addiction and dual disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. This treatment process creates a lasting foundation for recovery, while enabling patients to draw strength from their Christian faith.

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BREAKING: Direct Relief Makes $32 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Colombia and Peru amid Historic Flooding

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$200,000 Initial Cash Committed for Relief Effort, FedEx and Healthcare Companies Step Up as Emergency Unfolds

GOLETA, Calif., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in Colombia and Peru, where historic flooding and mudslides have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Today’s commitment follows several emergency air shipments from Direct Relief of medical aid totaling $7.8 million and 38 tons (76,000 lbs.).

“People in Peru and Colombia are facing severe risks in the wake of devastating storms, and Direct Relief is extending support to our capable partner organizations providing frontline care in a still unfolding, complex emergency,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe.

Water sources often become compromised after serious flooding, which can lead to a host of health issues. Cholera and other diseases related to poor sanitation pose additional threats to public health. Neglected tropical diseases including trachoma, soil-transmitted pathogens, and various bacterial and parasitic infections also present risks to people in the area.

Bolstered by strong support from corporate partners that include AbbVie, Allergan, Actavis, Baxter, BD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva, Pfizer, and Unilever, Direct Relief is sending antibiotics, antivirals, rehydration supplies and hygiene kits. FedEx has provided emergency airlift support.

In Peru, Direct Relief is assisting four partner organizations providing emergency services and conducting medical missions in close coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Patrulla Area Colombiana (PAC, a Colombian NGO of pilots and medics), Asociacion Paz Peru, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health), and Asociacion Vida Peru have received and distributed $3.9 million of essential medications and supplies totaling 17.5 tons to eight hard-hit regions: Lima, Huarmey, Piura, Pedregal Alto, Simbila, Tumbes, Casma, and Arequipa. Direct Relief also is funding the deployment of 20 medical personnel to Piura to provide medical care and deliver seven tons of medicine and medical supplies. Keep Reading

BREAKING:Rehab Equipment Market by Type (Mobility (Wheelchair, Assist Device), Body Support (Lift, Sling), Exercise (Upper, Lower Body), Living Aids (Reading, Writing)), Application (Physiotherapy, OT), End User (Hospital, Clinic, Home Care) – Forecasts to 2021

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NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The rehabilitation equipment market is projected to reach USD 14.91 billion by 2021 from USD 9.86 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 8.6% during 2016-2021. The market for rehabilitation equipment is expanding due to the increasing incidence of disabilities resulting from non-communicable diseases, favorable healthcare reforms, and rapid growth in the geriatric population, coupled with the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. On the other hand, the high cost & maintenance expense of rehabilitation equipment are limiting the growth of the market to a certain extent.

Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04814913/Rehab-Equipment-Market-by-Type-Mobility-Wheelchair-Assist-Device-Body-Support-Lift-Sling-Exercise-Upper-Lower-Body-Living-Aids-Reading-Writing-Application-Physiotherapy-OT-End-User-Hospital-Clinic-Home-Care-Forecasts-to.html

Based on type, the rehabilitation equipment market is segmented mobility equipment, body support devices, exercise equipment, and daily living aids. The mobility equipment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2016–2021. The growth in this segment is attributed to the increasing the number of elderly people suffering from orthopedic impairments which is creating a demand for mobility equipment worldwide. Moreover, the increasing number of disabled people and growing awareness on safety measures in handling patients are driving the demand for mobility equipment. Keep Reading

BREAKING: Joerns Healthcare Unveils First Universal Transport With Side-To-Side Drive

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Its unique design promotes safety during patient transport

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Healthcare providers often transport bariatric patients from one room to another in beds that are powered by integrated universal transport systems. Traditional systems propel beds forward and backward, yet caregivers continued to struggle when maneuvering around corners and in tight spaces. With increasing regulation around staff injuries related to lifting and overextension, Joerns Healthcare is delivering an innovative solution: the Chauffeur™ Universal Transport System with the world’s first side-to-side drive. The Chauffeur, a four-way directional transport system, was designed to improve bed maneuverability, improve staff efficiency and prevent injury during patient transport.

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Chauffeur’s power not only propels beds forward and backward, but Joerns’ exclusive SideShift feature also moves the bed side to side. This minimizes the effort required to reposition beds in rooms and elevators and reduces the need for two attendants.

“The Chauffeur is one of a kind,” said Jim Mulligan, Healthcare Beds Product Manager for Joerns Healthcare. “There is no need to strain to reposition the bed. Caregivers can now navigate with ease.

“By transporting patients in bed and avoiding patient transfers, facilities can reduce staff back injuries, patient skin injuries and patient anxiety,” Mulligan explained. “The Chauffeur equips providers with an effective and intuitive tool to make bed transport significantly easier, safer and more efficient than ever before.”

With safe and efficient powered transport, more emphasis can be placed on personalized patient care. Keep Reading

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