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Life saving info!

 A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration. Good Thing To Know From The Mayo Clinic.

 How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?

 Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.  

 Interesting.......Something else I didn't know ... why people need to urinate so much at night time.

 Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you needed your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

 Correct time to drink water...  From A Cardiac Specialist.

 Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs. 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion.

 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure.

 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack.

 My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps.. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

 Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

 1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The Reason:  Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

 Something that we can do to help ourselves: Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain in the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

 Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. Afterwards - Call 911. Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ........


 A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!  I have already shared this information. What about you? Do forward this message. It may save lives!

 "Life is a one time gift" (Let's forward and hope this will help save some!!!)


Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Kiehl’s introduces a must-have for healthy, glowing skin this month with Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence.  

 Featuring nourishing Iris Florentina Root Extract, this advanced liquid concentrate quickly and deeply penetrates the skin to boost radiance, reduce fine lines, and improve dullness.  This innovative product is designed to activate those properties of skin that are impacted by aging (cell turnover, integrity of skin’s function, and cohesion of skin layers) while imparting essential nutrients. 

 In just 1 week, 94% of women saw smoother skin, and in as little as 2 weeks, 90% saw a reduction in dullness.

 Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence ($48) will be available in May at your local Kiehl’s store and (just in time for Mother’s Day!).




Review Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


 Kiehl’s Since 1851 Unveils Limited Edition Label Art Series with

Elizabeth Olsen & Maggie Q.

Program provides 65,000 Recycling Labels to 650 K-12 Schools in the United States

            In honor of Earth Day, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care is proud to donate $50,000 to Recycle Across America™  (RAA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress. These funds will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels to 650 K-12 schools in the United States. 

The donated funds will be raised from Kiehl’s Limited Edition Label Art series, featuring art by this year’s Friends of Kiehl’s, Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q. 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from this, Kiehl’s seventh Earth Day campaign, will benefit Recycle Across America™. To date, Kiehl’s has raised $250,000 for RAA, supplying recycling labels to the following school districts: San Diego, Houston, Scottsdale, Culver City, and an additional 2,500 independent schools throughout the U.S.

 “We started working with Recycle Across America in 2012 and have continued with them since. Their mission to introduce solutions that make recycling more simple, comprehensive and effective in the United States is perfectly aligned with our Recycle & Be Rewarded program. Since 2009, Kiehl’s has collected 2,500,000 empty Kiehl’s bottles from our shoppers and recycled them on their behalf, while also rewarding them with free products. It’s proven that by simplifying the process, we can truly create change. We hope to reach over 3,000,000 this year!” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA.

 The Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado series features Earth-inspired designs by socially conscious influencers Elisabeth Olsen and Maggie Q, depicting their vision of social responsibility.

Both designs were created in collaboration with artist/sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo, of AMMA Studio in Brooklyn, who is known for his work with everyday materials (salt, coffee, sand & silica). To support the launch, celebrity photographer Christopher Makos will capture each personality in his unique segmented-portrait style.








                ELIZABETH OLSEN                                                                   MAGGIE Q.


Staying true to Kiehl’s mission of supporting initiatives to preserve and protect the environment, two “Friends of Kiehl’s” have created the Limited Edition labels for Kiehl’s iconic Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, made with Avocado Oil, Vitamins A & E, Shea Butter, Sodium PCA, and Beta-Carotene


Responding to customer requests and needs, Kiehl's Since 1851 proudly introduces Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This thick, creamy preparation helps keep the delicate skin around the eye area well hydrated.

 The fatty acids naturally found in Avocado Oil are superbly rich and act as effective moisturizers. Additionally, they provide a natural and gentle source of Vitamin A. Contains a high level of Shea Butter, known as a skin conditioning agent.

There is a unique two-part structure of the cream for dual hydration. Upon immediate application, the cream feels buttery to the skin. Gently blending the preparation on the skin will burst a barrier so that water is then released for maximum moisturization. This cream feels soothing to the skin and offers a most refreshing sensation. The texture also allows the cream to hold its place in the delicate under-eye area so it absorbs well and will not migrate into the eyes.

 This colorant and fragrance-free treatment has been Ophthalmologist tested to be safe and gentle for use around the eye area. Additionally, this eye cream can be worn day or night. It also performs well under eye makeup.

 Key Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Vitamins A & E, Shea Butter, Sodium PCA, and Beta-Carotene.

Suggested Retail Price:  .95 oz., $47.00












Recycle and Be Rewarded! is a program in which patrons of Kiehl’s free-standing stores may return their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling, in exchange for product.  This program is now available in Kiehl’s free-standing stores nationwide.  Since 2009, Kiehl’s has recycled over 2,500,000 bottles!

 How it works:

  1. Patrons will receive a Recycle and Be Rewarded! card in any Kiehl’s free-standing store, and will be encouraged to be eco-conscious and return empty Kiehl’s bottles and tubes to any Kiehl’s store.
  2. The Recycle and Be Rewarded! card will be stamped in-store, each time a Kiehl’s empty is returned for recycling.
  3. Upon returning the 10th empty and receiving the 10th stamp, each Kiehl’s patron may choose an item from the Official Kiehl’s Travel Collection.
  4. After the Recycle and Be Rewarded! card has been filled, each patron will receive a fresh card for ongoing recycling.

 We invite all Kiehl’s patrons to participate in this program, as well as do what they can to recycle and live an eco-conscious lifestyle.  For locations of Kiehl’s free-standing stores, please visit

 About Kiehl’s:

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl's freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl's products are available at, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-1 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide. 

 About Recycle Across America:

Recycle Across America® (RAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has developed the first ever society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help eliminate the public confusion surrounding recycling. The standardized labels are being used by some of the most notable companies in the world and are resulting in more than 50% increases in recyclables being collected -- with significantly less trash being thrown in the recycling bins. As a result, the economics of processing recyclables becomes more viable and stable, thereby allowing more companies to commit to using recycled materials in their manufacturing.  For this reason, RAA and the standardized labels have been identified as a world-changing solution by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and have been referred to as " of the top environmental fixes taking root today," by the New York Times. For more information, visit:

  Kiehl’s provided AZPHM a product sample for review purposes

After a month of using Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado I can report that it is a wonderful product. Seldom have I found a product that does not make my eyes burn and sting. Even under sweaty conditions I experienced no adverse effects. Plus the eye tissue was soft and plumped up from hydration. I especially liked the fact that it seemed to lighten dark bags under the eyes and provided a great landing pad for eye shadow that made what product I painted on last longer and hold to the skin. I am totally hooked on Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.








Kiehl’s introduces a clinically demonstrated formula to visibly lift skin, help reshape facial contours and tighten the appearance of enlarged pores[2]

February 2015, New York, NY – Sagging skin and large pores are skincare issues affecting women around the world.  While loss of elasticity and facial definition are common aging concerns, the increased visibility of pores is understood to be a key sign of aging as well. Inspired by this insight, Kiehl’s chemists developed a formula that goes beyond lifting to offer visible anti-aging, pore-tightening benefits -- introducing NEW Dermatologist Solutions Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate.

 Featuring the power of highly refined Micro-Filtered Yeast Extract plus Geranium Essential Oil, this clinically demonstrated formula significantly improves the look of facial skin’s overall “bounce-back” quality and definition, while visibly reducing the size and appearance of enlarged pores.


Difficult to treat, visibly enlarged pores are a skin concern affecting over 300 million women globally[3]. Historically, their increased appearance has only been attributed to dirt and oil on the skin’s surface. The truth is that there is another key contributor to enlarged pores. When skin loses its elasticity due to aging, it begins to sag and pores become visibly bigger, resulting in skin that appears older. 

 “Many of my patients are surprised to see the impact that enlarged pores can have on the overall appearance of their skin,” shares Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “When pores become enlarged, skin loses its youthful radiance and begins to look rough, uneven and dull.”

 “Visibly healthy and smooth skin is the canvas of any makeup look,” noted celebrity makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis who has created looks for Cameron Diaz, Rosamund Pike, and Kate Hudson. “I find that larger, more visible pores can cast shadows that make my client’s skin appear lackluster and older. These kinds of skin imperfections are almost impossible to address with makeup alone.” 


Armed with the knowledge that enlarged pores can be the result of sagging, aging skin, Kiehl’s chemists focused their development with the understanding of the Dermal Epidermal Junction’s (DEJ) critical role to the skin’s function.

 As we age, skin begins to sag due to the degradation of skin’s underlying support and subsequent weakened cohesion between skin’s layers. A vital component of skin’s underlying support structure is the DEJ, which is located between the epidermis and dermis, and serves as the gateway between these two layers of the skin. Its complex structure is a fine, well-organized network of proteins that is vital to the skin’s functionality in two ways:


With aging, this support structure of the skin begins to degrade leading to the weakening of skin layers’ cohesion. The result: sagging skin and enlarged pores. 

The DEJ is directly responsible for anchoring the epidermis and dermis, while maintaining their cohesion and structural support.

2.   DEJ helps facilitate cellular communication and molecular transport between the two layers of the skin. An ongoing dialogue between the epidermal and dermal layers is critical to the skin’s ability to function and react to external and internal stimuli.[4]  When the DEJ deteriorates, skin is unable to properly react to and recover from stress, ultimately accelerating the signs of aging, including loss of density, firmness and flexibility.[5]


While DEJ’s integrity is vital to maintaining the skin’s youthful shape, pores are especially vulnerable to age-related changes of the DEJ,” stated Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist. “Because the DEJ extends along the pore wall, a higher concentration of its surface area is found in the pore. When the DEJ degrades, pores are more susceptible to widening on a structural level, causing them to slacken  and sag, ultimately assuming a larger, oval-shape.”


“To effectively address sagging skin and enlarged pores, we had to identify ingredients with strong dossiers which were essential to skin’s elasticity,” stated Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skincare Laboratory. “This led us to a formula that includes Micro-filtered Yeast Extract and Geranium Essential Oil.” 

Micro-Filtered Yeast Extract

Yeast Extract (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) has been studied in the past for its multiple benefits which include anti-oxidant, cell renewal properties, and an ability to improve skin smoothness and texture in cosmetic formulations.[6]

 “What makes Kiehl’s Micro-Filtered Yeast Extract so effective is that it was derived from fresh, cultivated yeast which undergoes a multi-step, micro-filtration process.” noted. Dr. Geneksy. “This process yields an ultra-purified form of the ingredient, composed mostly of polysaccharides and proteins that contribute to visibly lifting skin and tightening pores.”

 Geranium Essential Oil

Preliminary clinical studies have suggested the use of Geranium Essential Oil for wrinkle reduction and improving skin tone[7].

 For the formula, Kiehl’s chemists chose a specific form of Geranium Essential Oil that was obtained through a steam distillation process. This minimal processing helps to preserve the ingredient’s most potent components to deliver optimal results.


Kiehl’s Precision Lifting Pore Tightening Concentrate was clinically demonstrated to show:

 -  Skin Firmness/Tautness: Significantly improved immediately after product application, with a statistically significant increase over an 8 week period.

-  Visible Pore Size: More than 3x visible reduction in pore size from the 2 week to the 8 week time point.

-  Skin Smoothness/Tactile Softness: Nearly doubled between initial application and 8 weeks of use.

-  Facial Contours: Better defined after 4 weeks.  Improvement nearly doubled between 4 and 8 weeks of use.

-  Skin Lifting: Improved after 2 weeks of use and more than quadrupled between 2 and 8 weeks of use.

-  Healthier Skin Condition: Was immediately noticed and improved by more than 3x between initial application and 8 weeks of use.

 Consumer test results revealed that after 4 weeks of product use:

83.9% said their skin felt more resilient and elastic

-  82.1% said their skin felt firmer and tighter

-  82.1% said their skin looked more lifted

-  82.1% said their contours appeared more defined and sculpted

-  78.6% said their pores appeared tightened and diminished

 Consumer test results revealed that after 8 weeks of product use:

-  91.1% said their skin felt firmer and tighter

-  91.1% said their skin felt more resilient and elastic

-  87.5% said their skin looked more lifted

-  85.7% said their contours appeared more defined

-  85.7% said their pores appeared tightened and diminished

SRP: $64.00


Dr. Genesky is an award-winning chemist specializing in skincare and sun care formulations. He graduated with Honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo, completing a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude and was named the most outstanding chemical engineering student in his graduating class. He subsequently completed his PhD at Cornell University in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics. At Cornell, he focused on studying how the interactions between chemical structures affect their performance. Dr. Genesky has presented his research at conferences across the country. He has collaborated with experts from around the world in various fields to publish articles in diverse and prestigious scientific journals. After joining Kiehl’s Since 1851, Dr. Genesky has lectured at various events on laboratory processing tools, formulation innovations, and skin science.


Dr. Adam Geyer, a board certified dermatologist specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology, is one of Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatological experts with a special focus on product development.  Dr. Geyer is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College. He attended the John Hopkins School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Biomedical Research Career Award. He came to New York for his postgraduate training and completed a residency in Dermatology at the Columbia University Medical Center where he was selected as the chief resident in his final year.  Most recently, he became a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an Instructor in Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University. To date, Dr. Geyer has authored nearly twenty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  In November 2009, Dr. Geyer opened Tribeca Park Dermatology, a medical and cosmetic dermatological practice in New York City, comprised of a team of leading physicians and specialists, and featuring the latest state-of-the-art skincare technology.

Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl's freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl's products are available at, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-1 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide.

Kiehl’s Digital Guidelines:

If you decide to mention our brand or product in a review, in any format appearing on the web (this includes videos, social media postings, and website reviews), please acknowledge in close proximity to the review that a sample was given to you by Kiehl’s for review purposes (e.g., “Kiehl’s provided a product sample for review purposes.”)

For microblogs (e.g. Twitter) you must include a notation that reasonably discloses any material connection between you and Kiehl’s and/or your receipt of a product sample (e.g.: #paid, or #samp”).

These requirements are set out by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The FTC also requires that all product reviews reflect the honest opinion of the reviewer and be based on actual product use.  Your review should not include statements that cannot be adequately supported and do not post any reviews unless you have all the necessary rights, including copyright, trademarks or third party permissions to do so.    If a review is not compliant with these legal requirements, Kiehl’s may contact you to request that you remove it.

[1] Kim BY, Choi JW, Park KC, Youn SW. Sebum, acne, skin elasticity and gender difference – which is the major influencing factor for facial pores? Skin Res Technol. 19(1):e45-53, 2013.

[2] The clinical study was conducted by expert grader on a panel of 60 participants, over a 12 week period.

[3] L’Oreal’s 2013 Top 10 opportunities/concerns study

[4] Burgeson RE, Christiano AM. The dermal-epidermal junction. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 9(5):651-8, 1997; Briggaman RA, Wheeler CE Jr. The epidermal-dermal junction. J Invest Dermatol. 65(1):71-84, 1975.

[5] Lavker RM, Zheng PS, Dong G. Morphology of aged skin. Clin Geriatr Med. 5(1):53-67, 1989 (and) Lévêque JL, Fanian F, Humbert P. Influence of skin extension upon the epidermal morphometry, an in vivo study. Skin Res Technol. 20(1):58-61, 2014

[6] Gaspar LR, Camargo FB Jr, Gianeti MD, Maia Campos PM. Evaluation of dermatological effects of cosmetic formulations containing Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract and vitamins. Food Chem Toxicol. 46(11):3493-500, 2008

[7] Clinical Studies, L’Oreal research


New Medical Outpatient Car Concierge Service Powered by RubyRide Provides a Peace of Mind to Patients Following Surgical Procedures

 The only extensive background checked and CPR, ADA, First Aid trained car and driver service for a safe pre-operation and post-operation recovery

PHOENIX, February 10, 2015 – Meeting the health-care demands of the community is already a challenging job, but patients who miss appointments are adding to that challenge. One of the primary concerns with missed appointments is that they limit access to care for multiple patients. To alleviate the stress of having to ask family and friends for help, the only subscription-based car and driver service in the United States has been launched.  RubyRide has partnered with top, board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Karl Frindrich, MD, to launch PostOp Concierge.


PostOp Concierge supports all patient transportation and service needs for pre-operation as well as post-operation. In addition, all drivers are extensively background checks providing a safe environment from a ride, recovery and healing process.  In addition they are CPR, ADA, and First Aid trained.


As part of the PostOp Concierge service, the Home Safe Program™ encourages a safer home environment by making sure all passage ways are free of obstruction and well lit.  This would include bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.  Trained providers can help interpret post operative (post-op) instructions to make them clearer, decreasing nonvital phone calls to the surgeon's office.  When patients do need help with medical problems such as nausea, vomiting or excessive pain, the patient quickly reaches the right person in the doctor’s office to get the help they need.  This combination of service is intended to create a safer environment for the patient, as well as reassuring them that they are progressing as expected for the procedure.


Dr. Frindrich first conceptualized PostOp Concierge when he noticed cases were being canceled frequently due to not having a ride or not adhering to pre-surgical instructions of not eating or drinking for up to six hours before the case. Most importantly, the patient who has taken time out of their schedule to arrange for the needed surgery was not getting the care in a timely manner. This caused interruption in the scheduling at the surgery center which causes an economic chain of events. The surgeon, anesthesiologist, and centers were losing funds and incurring costs as a case was cancelled. In addition, patients from a dual income family, singles, and those with distant family members can benefit as it is a decreased barrier to getting a procedure done.    


Some patients resort to asking family or friends to deliver them to the surgical procedure as well as back home.  According to Dr. Frindrich, the minimum time needed to take a patient to a procedure is two hours in advance, perform the case, recover, and take a patient home.  Total time elapsed is approximately four-to-six hours.  With today's busier lives the patient needs a driver care service one can rely on.  Patients not only have someone to ride along with them to and from a procedure for emotional support, but they do not have to worry about how they are going to transfer the post op patient.”


“Our service takes patients directly to the admission area of the surgical center, and they have less stress figuring out where to park or where to go,” said Jeff Ericson president and founder of RubyRide.  “The patient gets taken directly to the admissions area. We make sure you get there on time so that their schedule runs more smoothly. When we get you into the home we make sure your home is safe from any falls. This includes making sure you have free access to the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. There are no loose wires, carpets, well lit. Every driver has an iPad and we use the home readiness index – assessment nausea, vomiting, pain, consciousness and breathing. We score that on the tablet to see if the patient is ready to be left alone safely. If not, further arrangements need to be made that we help facilitate with their health care provider.”


Dr. Frindrich explained that patients and family members will have more peace of mind with the service. “Getting a patient registered for a procedure, performing the procedure, recovering the patient, and discharging the patient in a timely manner all affect the efficiency of the surgical center.  When patients show up late, cancel because of non adherence to NPO status, or a ride from surgery shows up late, every other case booked at the facility gets affected.  The delayed post op ride means a recovery room nurse and space is potentially not available to take another patient who is ready to leave the operating room."  With PostOp concierge, the driver gets the patient there on time and is available within 30 minutes of notification that the patient is ready for discharge.  They then collect the patient in a timely manner, for a safe ride home. With cases being canceled because a patient ate or drank the evening before the case, the patient gets called to introduce the caregiver and remind them not to eat or drink after midnight as an additional layer of NPO encouragement.”


Ericson spent four years conceptualizing the concept of RubyRide. An architect by training, he often was asked the question, “How do you reconnect low-to-mid density cities efficiently without having to build parking spots for every private car?” That sparked the idea for a way to keep less cars off the road in a safe and affordable manner.  RubyRide is considered a car service, not a taxi company. In a recent study it shows that 98 percent of Americans use a private car to move around and statistics have shown that if there was a true alternative to car ownership, then Americans would opt into that option. In addition, AAA indicates that the cost of car ownership a month on average is $740 dollars. For many, that expense is not practical. RubyRide makes it affordable for those that still need transportation but may not want to bear such a high expense. 


The benefits of using PostOp Concierge include:


·         Pre-op NPO encouragement decreasing cancelled cases;

·         Physical therapist designed course on safe patient transfer from hospital to car and car to home;

·         Patients arrive on time and are picked up on time improving pre-op and post-op efficiency;

·         Home Safe Program and Home Readiness Index; and

·         Patients have company for up to an hour to transition care or can provide extended care as needed.


Due to RubyRide's training, insurance and certifications the car service also works for business, non-profit organizations, K-12 (carpool), high schools/colleges and universities, millennials and commuters and seniors. The advantage of RubyRide is that there are no peak prices or surcharges, there is one set monthly rate and friends and family ride along for free. Additional features allow one to budget their transportation needs each month, and there is a no tipping policy or paying per trip.


RubyRide is headquartered in Arizona. Expansion services include launching in other low-mid density cities where public transportation/taxis just don't work.


About PostOp Concierge

PostOp Concierge is an entity of RubyRide. It was created to support all patient transportation & service needs for pre-operation as well as post-operation, providing a safe environment from your ride, recovery & healing process.


Custom services such as the Home Safe Program™ are issued by our trained driver concierges with the ability to create a safer recovery environment for the patient including securing a safe route to the bathroom, telephone, and kitchen. Drivers also help interpret surgeons’ Instructions and is HIPPA compliant. For more information visit


About RubyRide

RubyRide was founded in 2013, by Jeff Ericson, a Phoenix architect. With a passion for community-centered design, Ericson’s projects are found throughout Arizona. Ericson recognized that for many, transportation was a real struggle, and that the mass-transit options available in the Phoenix area really didn’t serve people’s needs. The average driver only uses their car 42 minutes a day, which means that a person’s first or second most expensive asset, sits idle more than 23 hours a day, but they pay for it all the time. After two years of study and refinement, the concept for RubyRide emerged. It is the only transportation company of its kind in the world and is a subscription based car & driver service. It provides the option for people to schedule trips in advance. RubyRide owns their fleet of hybrid vehicles that are all Ford cars. Drivers are background checked, drug tested, trained & screened and drivers are not tipped they are billed one fixed monthly fee. For more information visit

Two international clinical research studies evaluating a new investigational antibiotic treatment (Pulmaquin®) for bronchiectasis
A severe lung disease in need of new and improved treatment options

Pulmonologists from major medical centers across the world are recruiting patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BE) to participate in two clinical trials with Pulmaquin.
Patients with BE who have chronic respiratory infections with the microorganism Pseudomonas aeruginosa have a severe form of the disease that can lead to poor quality of life and untimely death. BE is a condition characterized by abnormal dilatation of the airways, often associated with chronic infection. The patient's lung function is often irreversibly reduced compared to that found in healthy individuals.

BE is frequently observed in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, it is a condition that affects over 100,000 people without CF in the United States. Many of these patients are non-smokers and the origin of their BE is unknown.

Two international clinical research studies are underway to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Pulmaquin®, an investigational drug that is inhaled once daily. The trials compare Pulmaquin to placebo in the management of chronic lung infections with P. aeruginosa in patients with non-cystic fibrosis BE.

Investigators will evaluate this by determining how long it takes for participants to experience their first pulmonary exacerbation. A pulmonary exacerbation is the new appearance or worsening of respiratory signs and symptoms such as cough, wheezing, chest congestion or shortness of breath, fever, or fatigue. Other important clinical endpoints, including the patients' quality of life will also be evaluated.
These clinical research trials will be enrolling over 500 subjects over the age of 18. Enrolled subjects will visit the study center monthly for approximately 1 year with two thirds of the subjects taking Pulmaquin and one third placebo. Participants who complete this phase of their study will then participate in a 4-week extension in which all subjects will be given the investigational drug Pulmaquin®.
Study centers are seeking individuals to participate in these clinical trials. Only those patients meeting the pre-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria are eligible for the clinical trials. To learn more about these two clinical trials and to see the qualifications for participation, visit or call toll-free at 877-547-8839.

Manufactures often send writers their products for review. Today I have received skin care products from PCAskin to evaluate. I will be recording my experiences as well as several other women of various ages. For the next thirty days we will keep a diary of our thoughts as we try these sun screening moisturizers out.

First about PCA - Founded as Physician’s Choice of Arizona, Inc. by an aesthetician working with a handful of physicians, they have evolved into Physicians Care Alliance, LLC, a global organization serving over 5,000 medical practices in the United States, with products sold in over 70 countries around the globe. Throughout their history, they have consistently been referred to as PCA SKIN, a company dedicated to the science of healthy skin.

Day 1  I'm out in the pool every morning and evening this time of year. So it is great to try this product out. It will be close to 110degrees so this will give it a good sweat test!

Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This revolutionary formulation provides water-resistant broad
spectrum protection with a light finish. The blend of UVA/UVB
protecting sunscreen agents, including ultra-sheer zinc oxide,
provides sun-shielding benefits. Tested to protect for 80 minutes
in water, it is the perfect choice for an outdoor lifestyle. It also
contains the important antioxidants silybin, also known as milk
thistle, and caffeine.

Packaging is nice and clean. A cardboard box with a sealed tube inside. Easy to open and easy to read the information on the tube. Protects for both UVA & UVB. Goes on smooth with a very light feel. Not at all greasy. Breathable. Nice mild scent.

Active ingredients:

Zinc Oxide (8.0%) - provides broad spectrum UV protection by reflecting, scattering
and absorbing UV rays.

Octinoxate (7.5%) - absorbs and filters UV rays.
Octisalate (3.0%) - absorbs and filters UV rays.
Key ingredients:

Caffeine - supports antioxidant activity.
Silybin - is an antioxidant.

Directions for use: smooth a nickel-sized amount onto skin after cleansing. Allow to absorb 30 minutes prior to daytime exposure. Reapply after two hours of sun exposure and repeat every two hours as needed. It is recommended for daily use.


PCA SKIN daily care products are available through physicians and licensed skin care professionals throughout the United States and in over 70 countries worldwide. For a referral to a clinical practice that carries PCA SKIN products and professional treatments, call 1.800.367.8185.

The nice mild scent stayed with me even through swimming so I was confident it was still there.


Day 2 and I  start the morning with a dose of  Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 before my garden work. Again I am impressed with the scent and feel going on. Very light and sheer.



There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.

Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.  Instead of causing more side effects than therapeutic ones - which you can read any drug insert to see is a universally true phenomenon and which ensures the infinite expansion of the pharmaceutical market and all the associated medical services - it has several hundred potential side benefits.

While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen, chemotherapy agents. Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric's 6,000 year track record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine.[1]

Despite its vast potential for alleviating human suffering, turmeric will never receive the FDA stamp of approval, due to its lack of exclusivity, patentability and therefore profitability. Truth be told, the FDA's "gold standard" for proving the value of a prospective medicinal substance betrays the age old aphorism: "he who owns the gold makes the rules," and unless an investor is willing to risk losing the 800+ million dollars that must be spent upfront, the FDA-required multi-phased double-blind, randomized clinical trials will not occur. For additional details on this rather seedy arrangement read our article on the topic: Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances.

Here at, we have reviewed over 4,000 study abstracts from the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database known as MEDLINE and have discovered over 580 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its primary polyphenol known as curcumin. These can be viewed on ourturmeric research page which is dedicated to disseminating the research on the topic to a larger audience.

Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties include:

  • Destroying Multi-Drug Resistant Cancer
  • Destroying Cancer Stem Cells (arguably, the root of all cancer)
  • Protecting Against Radiation-Induced Damage
  • Reducing Unhealthy Levels of Inflammation
  • Protecting Against Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer's Disease Associated Pathologies

Again, what is so amazing is not that turmeric may have value in six conditions simultaneously, or that it may improve conditions that are completely resistant to conventional treatment, but that there are overfive-hundred and eighty additional health conditions it may also be valuable in preventing and/or treating. Consider also the fact that turmeric grows freely on the Earth, and you will understand why its very existence threatens a trillion-dollar plus conventional medical establishment.

Learn more about this research in the video below, and please spread the information to others who may benefit from learning more on the topic

Poll Finds Half of Americans Think Doctors Write Too Many Prescriptions

Atlanta, Ga. - November 28, 2011 - A slight majority of Americans think doctors write too many prescriptions for drugs to give to their patients.

In a Poll Position national telephone survey, 52% said there are too many prescriptions written for drugs by doctors, 25% did not think so and 23% had no opinion.

Fifty-nine percent of African-Americans thought doctors give too many prescription drugs to their patients, 24% did not think so and 18% had no opinion.

Among whites, 53% thought too many prescription drugs are given to patients, 26% did not think so and 21% had no opinion.

Men thought too man prescription drugs were given out by 53% versus 20% who did not think so and 26% had no opinion.

Women countered with 51% saying too many prescriptions are written for drugs, 29% did not think so and 20% did not have an opinion.

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll at

Poll Position's scientific telephone survey of 1,168 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 22, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think?  Are too many prescriptions drugs given by doctors to patients in the U.S.? Vote in our online companion poll and comment at

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it's a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.

Learn more about Poll Position's polling methodology at

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Poll Position is a unique non-partisan news, polling, and social media company founded and lead by two award-winning CNN news and polling veterans. The company's goals are to engage, enlighten, and entertain millions of people with exclusive news-making, buzz-generating public opinion polls and giving people everywhere an opportunity to vote and comment on hot topics, while learning the views of others.

For more news updates and research findings, follow Poll Position on Twitter @PollPosition and become a Facebook fan at Become a registered user at

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Alzheimers Day
As a Caregiver I deal with Alzheimer everyday.
There are 7 stages of Alzheimer disease and my Mom is at stage 5 to 6. That is the point where she can't recognize us and can't recall what you said to her one minute ago. She needs constant attention. Every afternoon at about 4pm she experiences what they call "sundowners syndrome" where she tries to leave. She wants to go home, but doesn't know where home is.  Story Continues            . If you have any good ideas let me know! email

Kangen info


We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat. What is the correct way of eating fruits? 

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.  
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so. In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.... 
So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat! 
Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach. There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight. 
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins. 
But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look! 
KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange. 

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke. 
STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals. 
ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium. 
GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes. 
Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. 

MiracleWater Watch video on Dr Shinya and his prescription to all patients to drink Kangen. Dr Shinya invented the colonoscopy and is respected the world over for his knowledge of how the colon can predict all diseases of the body. His experience has taught him that Kangen helps flush fatty deposits from the colon keeping it clean and able to assimilate the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

A serious note about heart attacks. Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive. 


The Wave Of the Future: Hands-Free, Germ-Free Restroom Door Opening System
Sanidoor system opens restroom doors with the wave of a hand

(Daytona Beach, Florida)  57% of men and 46% of women do not wash their hands after using the restroom, according to an Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses study.That means, of course, that users often contaminate public restroom doors with an array of germs. And a unique technology is now helping to prevent the spread of those germs at an increasing number of public restrooms across the country.

Sanidoor [san-a-dohr] is a touch-free door opening system designed to reduce the spread of germs by eliminating contact with the door surface when
entering and exiting restrooms. Doors equipped with the Sanidoor system open with the simple wave of ones hand, much like hands-free faucets and towel dispensers. Sanidoor is currently popular in many restaurants and businesses in Florida and is poised to launch throughout North America. The Sanidoor system features models developed specifically for multi-user restrooms with swinging doors, latching doors, like those on cruise ships, and single-use locking public restrooms that are ideal for doctors� waiting rooms and professional offices. More than 300 public restroom locations in the United States use the Sanidoor system to eliminate germs. The Sanidoor system is gaining popularity among large employers, hotels, hospitals, doctors offices and retail outlets.

Sanidoor retrofits to swinging door in public, commercial and business settings: restaurants, hotels, stores, hospitals, health care facilities, city and county buildings and more. Approved to meet all U.S. and Canadian standards for automatic door openers, Sanidoor easily installs on existing public restroom doors, including retrofit and new construction. The innovative design of the Sanidoor system even includes safety measures for impediment and entrapment protection.

Sanidoor is ADA compliant and is internationally patented and trademarked. Click here to watch the Sanidoor Information Video:

The suggested retail price for the Sanidoor system starts at $1,299 in the U.S. and may require a $200 to $350 installation by a professional electrician. For more information, call (800) 930-7264 and go to


Can you slow aging with a hearty and delicious bowl of chili? You'll get plenty of zinc, thanks to the rich red kidney beans in my chili recipe. A new study showed that zinc may help both prevent and reverse age-inducing damage to DNA. Zinc intake is so important to staying young that when middle-aged men in a study went from adequate zinc intake to zinc deficiency, they showed more breaks in certain DNA strands. When they were placed back on a zinc-rich diet, damage to DNA strands decreased significantly, suggesting that injured strands were repaired. You want healthy DNA, because damaged DNA can speed the aging process and increase your risk for conditions like cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Zinc isn't necessarily a fountain of youth, but the study results suggest that nearly 12 percent of Americans with a zinc deficiency may be doing their bodies a disservice. So how about that bowl of chili?

Zinc is an essential mineral of "exceptional biologic and public health importance". The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 8 mg/day for women and 11 mg/day for men. Median intake in the U.S. around 2000 was 9 mg/day for women and 14 mg/day in men. Red meats, especially beef, lamb and liver have some of the highest concentrations of zinc in food.

The concentration of zinc in plants varies based on levels of the element in soil. When there is adequate zinc in the soil, the food plants that contain the most zinc are wheat (germ and bran) and various seeds (sesame, poppy, alfalfa, celery, mustard). Zinc is also found in beans, nuts, almonds, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and blackcurrant.

Did you know swallowing a post-1982 American one cent penny (97.5% zinc) can cause damage to the stomach lining due to the high solubility of the zinc ion in the acidic stomach

On June 16, 2009, the FDA said that consumers should stop using zinc-based intranasal cold products and ordered their removal from store shelves. The FDA said the loss of smell can be life-threatening because people with impaired smell cannot detect leaking gas or smoke and cannot tell if food has spoiled before they eat it.

For a cold day zinc boost try my famous chili recipe.

LeeAnn's Chili

  • Brown 1 lb ground beef
  • Add 1 large Vidalia Sweet onion chopped medium size pieces (under 1/2 inch)
  • Add 1 green bell pepper chopped medium size pieces
  • Add Schillings Chili Seasoning mix & 1 Tbsp Sugar & Salt & Pepper to taste. (Or use Chili powder, cummin, paprika, & garlic)
  • Add 1 medium can kidney beans
  • Add 1 medium can black beans
  • Add 1 medium can great northern beans
  • Add 1 medium can pinto beans
  • Add 1 can Stewed tomatoes (seasoned for with jalapenos are best)

Stew for at least 20 minutes but longer is better and best the next day when reheated. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese and chopped onion for the top. Accompany with cornbread! 



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