Category: Health

Sightsavers- Advocates For Disabled Populations

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Blindness is likely one of the toughest things a person will ever have to deal with. The late, great Ray Charles overcame so much, and entertained millions with his talent, as has Andrea Boccelli and Stevie Wonder. Not everyone is blessed with such talent, however, but there are charities, like Sightsavers in the United Kingdom, that are working hard to raise funds to try to stem avoidable cases of blindness.


In addition to the good work Sightsavers is doing there, they are also fighting on behalf of those that are disabled worldwide. There are numerous challenges that those who are disabled face, and over 80% of the disabled populations can be found in impoverished nations where mere survival is a priority. There was a Global Disability Summit held in London recently to try to address some of the challenges this population faces.


Every step in the direction of making “disabled” persons a member of the mainstream population is a step in the path to stronger, more inclusive societies. Many disabled people have qualities and abilities that go unnoticed, leaving them in the throes of a somewhat unfulfilling life. At the Summit, there were a few prevailing themes, which included fiscal empowerment, education for all and that dignity and respect for all disabled persons be a central goal.


“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts

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A person may not be able to do every facet of a job or be very productive in many ways, but most can do some work, of some sort. This galvanizes people and it makes them feel like they are productive members of society. The members of this population will likely continue to need governmental support, but they can also be doing a lot more than they currently are. This would be a part of the inclusiveness that needs to be more of the hallmark of living in this society.


Sightsavers have collectively, as an organization, been at the forefront of advocating for inclusiveness and rights for those with disabilities. What they are fighting for is what is called “global inclusivity,” which would mean acceptance to millions. The picture of every team of employees, for every organization, should have an eclectic mix of people, truly representative of all of society. The fight wages on.

Dr. Eric Forsthoefel Discusses Issues in Emergency Care

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Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has been at the forefront of resolving the problems related to backlogs in emergency care for patients visiting hospital emergency rooms. Given that more than one-third of patients who are admitted to hospitals for urgent care are not truly suffering from a medical emergency, there has been a call to action in the medical field to address the burden on emergency rooms across the country. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has extensive experience as an emergency physician and reports that he has seen this phenomenon in action more than a hundred times over.

According to Dr. Eric Forsthoefel, the root of the problem with overburdening emergency rooms is the lack of access to primary care in almost every community. He explains that patients find themselves with no other place to turn but the hospital emergency room for issues that do not require urgent attention. This is a serious drain on the resources of those facilities and puts other patients at risk of not being able to receive the care that they urgently need. While every effort is made to address the concerns of all patients who register at a hospital emergency room, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel explains that there is a finite amount of time and resources to go around.

This problem is even more serious among low-income patients because they are more likely to see the hospital emergency room as their only option for being guaranteed access to affordable medical care in a timely fashion. Patients who do not have private medical insurance are three times more likely to visit the emergency room for a non-urgent medical condition than those who have adequate insurance coverage. Medicaid regulations make it challenging for some patients to find doctors close to their homes who are willing to accept patients on Medicaid. It is also the case that patients on Medicaid may be able to avoid having to pay for specialized services for which they would otherwise front a large co-pay by receiving those services on an urgent basis while in the emergency room.

Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has done a fine job of shedding light on this issue that continues to plague hospitals all over. Despite the best efforts of health care professionals, there may come a point when emergency rooms simply cannot keep up with the demand of patients who do not necessarily need urgent care. Raising awareness of this issue will hopefully garner support for additional funding of primary care facilities to alleviate the heavy burden on hospital emergency rooms. The convenience of access to care for patients in urban and rural areas alike is a critical consideration in rolling out any systemic solution to the lack of primary care options.

A Review of the Jeunesse Youth Enhancement System

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Jeunesse is an incredible new line of skincare products that has revolutionized the way we view how we nourish and take care of our skin. The company was founded by entrepreneurs Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray. The duo was both actually retried, but chose to come out of retirement because they believed so strongly in the Jeunesse system. The company was founded on September 9th at 9:00 in the evening. They chose this due to the fact that the number nine has consistently represented longevity and they wanted the company to not only succeed, but to thrive as well as help others build financial independence.


The company features the Youth Enhancement System (Y.E.S). The system has nine steps that feature skincare, supplements and even makeup that are designed to work together to keep your skin and body well-nourished and gorgeously healthy.


The skincare line features items such as Reserve. This is a blend of powerful super fruits that feature powerful antioxidants that work together to prevent everyday damage that comes from free radicals. It also contains supplements designed to restore your skin’s health, such as FINITI. FINITI contains a wide variety of vegetable and fruit extracts that fights damage and brings skin back to its former health. The line even contains Nevo, which is a blend of real fruit juices specifically designed to provide a moderate amount of energy without containing any artificial ingredients or sweeteners. Items like Nevo showcase how the Youth Enhancement System is truly designed to treat the while body, not just serve as a simple moisturizer. Additionally, the system contains ZEN BODI. This is a supplement that helps us get fit by helping to curb appetite, build muscle and to gently burn fat without a load of caffeine or unhealthy additives.


Overall, the Youth Enhancement System is a powerful new way to look at focusing on health and beauty. Instead of one-off products, the nine items are designed to work together in harmony to treat every aspect of health and beauty. From skincare, to health, to fighting wrinkles, the line truly does it all.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar

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Plastic surgery is a medical operation aimed at improving the functioning of a body part or their appearance. The operation has gained prominence in the society despite many myths concerning the side effects after that. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a surgeon based in Dallas and has been operating for over ten years. He has excelled in his career and also honored with the Compassionate Doctor Certification which only doctors with the highest score receive after rating by patients. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar has also excelled in his academic life and hence the exemplary services to his patients. He graduated from recognized institutions such as the University of Michigan and also attended several other pieces of training in his career. He shows a lot of concern and compassion, and this helps his patients to achieve their various goals in their lives. His innovative nature is exhibited through the use of the latest methods to perform the surgeries to his patients.

Many individuals in various careers do not exercise the most crucial social responsibility. However, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar takes part in multiple forums intended to take care of the less fortunate in the society. He takes pleasure in helping those in need of his expertise and knowledge through various missions around the world. He has also made several publications in his endeavor to increase the awareness and the skills he has acquired throughout his career. He gets affiliated with various hospitals including Baylor University Medical center and Baylor Surgical in Dallas, Texas. He is an active member of numerous professional bodies in the field of plastic surgery such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery.


CEO Troy McQuagge Award Winner Committed to Providing Innovative Health Care

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The One Planet Awards has been presented to USHEALTH Group CEO Troy McQuagge being named the Gold Winner. This prestigious award is a global award that is known for honoring businesses and their professionalism. This is an organization that businesses worldwide can submit nominations whether they are public or private and if they are a for-profit company or a non-profit business.

The One Planet Awards recognizes businesses for professionalism whether they are a large company or small and even new start-up businesses. In order to present these awards, they focus on certain categories. These categories include new productions, services, corporate communications, PR marketing, the company executives, and teams. They reward companies that with within their standards in each of these categories.

According to Glassdoor, Mr. McQuagge who was named for the One Planet Awards put out a statement saying it was an honor to be named. He said the award belongs to everyone at USHEALTH Group from this esteemed industry and peer recognition of the award.

Mr. McQuagge went on to say that it is a verification of the company’s commitment to customers in their resolve of the affordable health care problem. The company is doing this by providing customers with innovative coverage that can grow with the customer’s needs.

Troy McQuagge the recipient of the One Planet Gold Winner award joined USHEALTH in 2010 and focused on rebuilding the company. He was successful in his efforts by giving advisors tools. Mr. McQuagge was named CEO of USHEALTH Group in 2014. Since joining the company it has seen growth and profit in the highly competitive health insurance market.

Mr. McQuagge attended the University of Central Florida graduating in 1983 with a B.A degree. After graduating he went to work for Allstate Insurance Company and then joined the United Insurance Companies. In 1997 he was named the president of United Insurance Companies Agency.

The company was purchased by investors in 2006 and renamed Health Market Groups with Mr. McQuagge remaining the top CEO where he remained until joining USHEALTH Group in 2010. During his time as president of Health Market Groups, he was awarded Sales Organization of the Year by Selling Power Magazine and Stevie Awards.

Mr.McQuagge in 2011 at USHEALTH Group led the company to see record high profit that continued for four straight years. Now the company with Mr. McQuagge as CEO has grown approximately ten times larger in its overall operation for seven years.

Along with this growth under the leadership of Troy McQuagge, the share price of the company has risen to 1093 percent since 2010. The USHEALTH Group with Troy McQuagge in charge is focused on selling insurance plans to a broad range of people with methods that are an advantage to the company and the customer.

Read more: Troy McQuagge Honored as Most Innovative CEO of the Year: Insurance in the Annual 2016 CEO World Awards