Dr. Raj in Beverly Hills Now Treating Knee Meniscal Tears with Stem Cell Therapy


Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

The top knee stem cell therapy doctor in Beverly Hills, Dr. Raj, is now offering stem cell treatment for meniscal injuries. The treatments are typically able to help patients heal the injuries, relieve pain and avoid the need for surgery. Call Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute for more information and scheduling at 310.247.0466.

Meniscal injuries occur due to degeneration of one’s knees due to arthritis, or from trauma or sports injuries. All too often, the meniscal tear does not heal due to poor blood supply. With stem cell treatment, the healing potential changes.

Dr. Raj is a Double Board Certified orthopedic doctor in Los Angeles, and is an ABC News Medical Correspondent. He has been featured numerous times on The Doctors TV Show to discuss and perform successful stem cell therapy for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.

The stem cell therapy for knees is performed using either bone marrow derived stem cells or amniotic fluid. The bone marrow stem cells are harvested from one’s own hip in an outpatient procedure. The amniotic fluid comes from an FDA regulated lab. Both types of procedures are extremely safe and typically very effective.

If surgery does become necessary, Dr. Raj offers minimally invasive procedures that are able to preserve the vast majority of a patient’s meniscus to minimize the occurrence of future arthritis.

To schedule with the top orthopedic surgeon Beverly Hills trusts, call Dr. Raj’s office at 310.247.0466.







SmartNews Attracts $10 Million to Expand U.S. Operations and Meet International Demand in 150+ Countries


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

SmartNews (smartnews.com), the award-winning news-discovery app, has raised a $ 10M bridge round led by GREE, together with Globis Capital Partners, Atomico, Mixi and Social Venture Partners, bringing total investment to $ 50 million.

With its explosive growth in Japan and the U.S., SmartNews has already climbed App Store and Google Play charts to become a consistently top-ranked app in the News category. In February, SmartNews launched an International edition for 150+ countries and reached over 10 million downloads. Behind the company?s international success is its proprietary machine learning technology, which gives it user-engagement rates higher than those of many top mobile games. SmartNews?s news discovery algorithms evaluate more than 10 million articles a day to surface the most interesting and important stories tailored to each country?s unique culture, trends and reading habits.

SmartNews will use this bridge round to invest further in machine learning technology, including deep learning and cutting-edge data research. The company plans to open a new office in San Francisco to base its world-class team of machine learning engineers and researchers.

?The news is international, but not all news apps truly are. SmartNews algorithms pick what?s trending and culturally relevant in different countries and regions,? said Niklas Zennstr

BRINKvision to release “High There” on DVD & On Demand June 23rd

HOLLYWOOD CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

HIGH THERE, the nonfiction comedy film directed by and starring “gonzo” television pioneer Wayne Darwen, will be released on DVD and On Demand across North America by BRINKvision on June 23rd.

The distribution deal was announced this weekend by producer Burt Kearns, after the film won the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award at the first annual Cannabis Film Festival in Garberville, California (in Humboldt County, the heart of the marijuana culture).

High There is a dark nonfiction comedy following Darwen in the guise of journalist-producer “Dave High,” who heads to Hawaii to film a marijuana travel series, only to become lost in a fog of drugs, sex and paranoia as he uncovers a government plot to control the marijuana trade.

It was directed by Darwen and cinematographer Henry Goren,

Darwen is a veteran tabloid journalist and television producer who was the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s character in “Natural Born Killers,” has been compared to Hunter S. Thompson and is credited as a godfather of both tabloid television and “gonzo producing.”

“Wayne Darwen was one of the first old school journos to make the transition from alcohol to weed,” Kearns said Saturday. “It may not have helped his career, but as with Hunter S. Thompson and Willie Nelson, it unleashed new lines of creativity that led to the unique participatory journalism, raw honesty and wild flights we see in High There.”

High There is produced by Sam Peters International Productions Unlimited, Good Story Productions and Rat Lung Pictures.

BRINKvision is known as “the last real independent film distribution company.” Founded in 2001 by indie film pioneer Danny Vinik, it carries a diverse catalog of titles spanning a wide valley of genres and themes, from punk rock docs to critically acclaimed dramas to micro-budget features to blood-curdling horror films.

Added Kearns: “BRINKvision is the perfect match for High There. They support the avant garde and the rebels. And they recognize that High There is unlike anything seen before.”

The High There team is is already in pre-production on a sequel, Area 420, which brings UFOs into the mix, while developing a reality television series featuring Darwen, ?a real-life journo who’s a combination of Hunter S. Thompson, Geraldo Rivera and Crocodile Dundee.”

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Bible.is KIDZ? App Adds Android Platform; Continues to Enhance Bible Experience for Children


Albuquerque, N.M. (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) and their digital team are excited to announce a recent update to the Bible.is KIDZ? app. Originally only available for iPad, the popular children?s Bible game can now be played on iPhone, as well as Android tablets and phones.

As a point of emphasis, the update was specifically designed for optimal performance on lower-end tablets that are becoming more prevalent in the Middle East, where the Arabic version of the app has become increasingly popular. Through partnership with SAT-7, the free app is promoted in this region where the Bible is not readily available and cost is often prohibitive.

?As the only Christian channel for Arab children, SAT-7 KIDS is a strategic partner with FCBH and the Bible.is [KIDZ] app is a wonderful tool to put in our viewer?s hands,? says Rita Elmounayer, Executive Director for SAT-7?s Arabic channels. ?Especially since millions of these young viewers are not living in countries where they can just go out and buy a Bible.?

In response to parents? feedback, developers have also added multiple accounts that allow families to have player profiles for each of their children. Additionally, there are new features within the coloring pages and exciting enhancements to game features.

FCBH thanks Child Evangelism Fellowship for their continued partnership by providing the beautifully illustrated stories that promote Bible engagement and learning for children.

?We continue to be amazed at how partnerships and digital technologies are opening so many doors for every person to be able to experience the life-giving truth offered in Scripture,? says Troy Carl, FCBH vice president and vision leader for the ministry?s expanding array of digital outreaches.

Established in 1972, Faith Comes By Hearing currently provides Scripture recordings in 875 languages spoken or signed by over 5.7 billion people globally. Through the Digital Bible Platform, FCBH offers free access to this digital collection of Scripture via podcasts, Internet radio, satellite TV and the Bible.is family of apps.







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Astronaut Christopher Cassidy to Deliver Keynote Address at Husson University Commencement


Bangor, Maine (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

From the endless void of outer space, to the depths of the world’s greatest oceans, U.S. Navy Captain and NASA Astronaut Christopher Cassidy has experienced the world in ways few others ever will. On Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. EDT, he takes on his next challenge as he seeks to inspire the next generation of Americans by delivering the keynote address at Husson University?s 116th Annual Commencement Exercises at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

?Commencement is not just a ceremony that celebrates the years of hard work students have completed to earn a degree. It is milestone event that marks the point where newly-minted graduates leave the confines of our campus to enter the workplace and become productive members of society,? says Husson University President Robert A. Clark, Ph.D. ?We look for keynote speakers who can inspire students to go on from Husson University to achieve greatness. Commander Cassidy certainly fits the bill. He is living proof that anyone, even a local youngster from Maine, can grow up and reach for the stars.?

This is not the first time Cassidy has participated in educational events at Husson University. In 2013, he shared his thoughts on the importance of education with two groups of students from 14 schools in the greater Bangor area as part of an event at Husson University?s Gracie Theatre. And last month, Cassidy was a featured guest on the Husson University student-produced television news program, NESCom Connections.

More Information About Commander Chris Cassidy

Commander Christopher J. Cassidy is a graduate of York High School in York, Maine. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy. Seven years later, he completed his Master of Science studies in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Prior to becoming an astronaut, Cassidy had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Seals for 10 years. Here, he received training in specialized tactics including long-range special reconnaissance; direct action building assaults; noncompliant ship-boardings; combat diving; underwater explosives; and a variety of air operations. He completed four six-month deployments: two to Afghanistan and two to the Mediterranean.

Cassidy logged more than 200 hours underwater as a pilot/navigator/mission commander of a two-man flooded submersible SEAL Delivery Vehicle ? an underwater craft that is launched and recovered from a submarine.

In recognition of his military service, Cassidy received two Bronze Stars and a Presidential Unit Citation ? including one Bronze Star for combat leadership service in Afghanistan.

He was selected for astronaut candidate training by NASA in May 2004. Completed in February 2006, Cassidy?s training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. This initial training qualified him for various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office at NASA and future flight assignments as a mission specialist. From 2006 ? 2008, Cassidy served as a capsule commander in Mission Control.

In 2009, he completed his first space flight, the STS-127, International Space Station Assembly Mission where he logged more than 376 hours in space, including more than 18 hours of extra-vehicular activity during three spacewalks.

On March 28, 2013, Cassidy lifted off for his second trip to the space station from Kazakhstan along with two Russian cosmonauts. The three crew members were the first to complete a trip to the space station in less than six hours. Previously, it took two days to rendezvous and dock at the space station.

During his NASA career, Cassidy has completed six spacewalks, totaling 31 hours and 14 minutes. He has spent a total of 182 days in space. He is recipient of NASA?s Exceptional Achievement Medal.

About Commencement

The graduation ceremony will recognize individuals who have completed their degrees from Husson University?s College of Business, College of Health and Education, New England School of Communications (NESCom), School of Pharmacy and the School of Science and Humanities.

The Cross Insurance Center is located at 515 Main Street in Bangor, Maine. Individuals traveling to graduation from outside the area who need help finding accommodations are encouraged to contact the Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau at (207) 947-5205.

The commencement ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and takes approximately two hours to complete. Guests are encouraged to arrive at the Cross Insurance Center by 12:30 p.m. Early arrival is recommended to avoid traffic congestion and to obtain choice seating. Tickets are not required. Those who arrive first, get to choose their seats first. Individuals with special needs should call (207) 941-7129 or email greenj(at)husson.edu so Husson University can make the appropriate arrangements. Those who cannot attend are welcome to view the ceremony via streamed video online.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.







M-Files 2015 Combines Powerful New Features with a Dramatically Simpler Approach to Enterprise Information Management


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 02, 2015

M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, today announced the immediate availability of M-Files 2015.

The latest major product release of the M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solution includes the ability to create graphical workflows to optimize business process efficiency. The new graphical workflow editor in M-Files 2015 enables the creation and display of workflow processes as graphical diagrams, providing the ability to better visualize and more easily manage complex workflows. In addition, for businesses with regulatory or quality mandates, diagrams can be exported to support compliance requirements.

M-Files 2015 also features improved replication capabilities that provide enhanced support for business continuity and hybrid cloud deployments. The replication capabilities in this major product release enable companies with either cloud or on-premises M-Files deployments to leverage free cloud storage (powered by Microsoft Azure) to store and manage select files to the cloud to ensure content is always secured, protected and available.

“The ability to ensure that business critical information is accessible during a catastrophic event, increasing productivity by improving process efficiency, and empowering the mobile workforce are critical keys to success for any business, and with M-Files 2015, we?ve made major strides in all these areas,” said Mika Javanainen, senior director of product management at M-Files Corporation. “M-Files 2015 represents our focus on scalability and data security, enabling us to support large enterprise deployments without trading off the simplicity and intuitive approach that is unique to M-Files. When powerful graphical workflow tools, advanced replication capabilities and advanced mobile content management features are combined with a simple user interface and a foundation that delivers enterprise-class high availability, scalability and security — it?s easy to see why M-Files is growing at eight times the pace of the enterprise content management (ECM) industry.”

Additional new features and capabilities in M-Files 2015 include:


More powerful mobile app information management capabilities: The updated M-Files mobile apps allow remote workers to easily create, edit, share and process information on the go. New M-Files mobile app capabilities include the ability to create new objects (documents, customers, accounts), edit files, share files with others and access documents in offline mode. M-Files mobile apps can be downloaded for free for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone devices.
Performance improvements for supporting large, enterprise-scale deployments: The underlying vault database structure in M-Files 2015 has been optimized for better performance and scalability. M-Files 2015 offers concurrent database operations that perform up to 5-10 times faster than before, which better supports large, enterprise-scale deployments consisting of millions of documents and thousands of users.
M-Files Web improvements: M-Files 2015 includes significant enhancements to M-Files Web, including improved compatibility with Mac OS X, as well as a redesigned metadata card with a new interface that makes editing metadata easier and more intuitive and saving documents and other data faster. In addition, the new file preview feature in M-Files Web enables users to review documents without downloading them locally on their systems.
Enhancements to M-Files OCR: M-Files 2015 features several updates to the OCR module. The enhanced OCR module is based on the I.R.I.S. iDRS v15 OCR engine, which supports 133 languages and is one of the most accurate and efficient OCR engine available in the marketplace.
Security improvements: M-Files 2015 delivers more versatile options for encrypting data in transit and at rest. Support for multi-factor authentication and pre-shared keys enable companies to allow secure remote connections to their on-premises and cloud-based servers.
M-Files 2015 also includes improvements to social content features, the Microsoft Outlook plug-in, the M-Files UI extensibility framework, M-Files API scripting interfaces and more.

For a complete list of new features and capabilities in M-Files 2015, click here.

About M-Files Corporation

M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions eliminate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by “what” it is versus “where” it’s stored. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files places the power of EIM in the hands of the business user and reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use the M-Files EIM system as a single platform for managing front office and back office business operations, which improves productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and EADS. For more information, visit http://www.m-files.com.

M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.







Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Explore NovaSom, Inc., in Upcoming Episode


Glen Burnie, MD (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

NovaSom, Inc., announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing via Discovery Channel 3rd QTR 2015. Dates and show times TBA.

This segment will focus on NovaSom, a leader in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) home testing. Viewers will learn about their AccuSom

Phoenix Marketing International Releases Report on Apple Pay Performance: The First Four Months


Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Just four months after Apple Pay went live on October 20, the Apple Pay adoption rate came in at an impressive 11% of all credit card-owning households and 66% of iPhone 6 owners, according to new research from Phoenix Marketing International among 3,002 credit cardholders. Most adopters (82%) linked a credit card to Apple Pay but over half (53%) linked a debit card and 20% included a GPR prepaid card in the new wallet.

Setting a new standard in conversion from ?app-ready? to ?app usage?, 88% of those setting-up the wallet went on to use Apple Pay to make an in-store or in-app purchase. In the pre-Apple Pay market, the average conversion rate hovered around 50%. The research estimated the Apple Pay user base at around 8 million households and some 12 million individuals — since the average household purchasing an iPhone 6 purchased more than one handset.

?However, the early-on transaction potential is being undercut by low repeat usage and lost payment opportunities,? said Greg Weed, Director of Card Research at Phoenix. ?The demand is there: 59% of Apple Pay users have gone into a store and asked to make a purchase with Apple Pay. But so is the disappointment: 47% visited a store that was listed as an Apple Pay merchant only to find out that the specific store they visited did not accept (or were not ready to accept) Apple Pay.?

?Even though Apple Pay users generally give the scheme high marks and 23% expect to significantly increase use over the next 3 months, problems at check-out are downgrading transaction potential,? said Leon Majors, Senior Vice President at Phoenix. ?Two-out-of-three Apple Pay users have reported a problem at checkout ? mostly related to terminals not working or taking too long to make the transaction, inaccurate posting of transactions and the inability of cashiers to help buyers who needed assistance in using Apple Pay,? Majors added.

?Since Apple Pay is still in an introductory mode and the NFC acceptance network still has a long way to go, adding a continuously updated ?local store directory? to the Passbook app is a necessary, short-term product improvement,? said Mr. Weed. ?Posting a list of participating retailers on a website is not cutting it. In the last four months, 48% of users have paid with Apple Pay just one time and that?s not going to cut it either.?

The Phoenix report, ?Apple Pay: The First Four Months is part of an ongoing Apple Pay study. In 2015, a total of 16,000 consumer surveys will be completed to monitor Apple Pay and new or revamped mobile wallets scheduled to enter the market this year. To download a free excerpt from the report, please follow this link.

About Phoenix Marketing International

Phoenix Marketing International is a premier global marketing services firm providing its clients with tailored, unique insight into their customers and markets via a wealth of existing proprietary data. Coupled with custom research products and the latest qualitative and quantitative techniques, Phoenix has extensive research experience across the Automotive, Financial Services, Healthcare, Converged Technology and Media, Restaurant, and Travel/Leisure sectors. From the strategic definition of consumer needs to effective marketing program implementation, PMI provides profit-driven market solutions and is committed to maximizing a client?s Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) by leveraging the ability to attract and retain new business through cost efficient data acquisition and statistical modeling techniques. Founded in 1999 by Chairman and CEO, Allen R. DeCotiis and President, Martha Rea, Phoenix Marketing International has established its global presence with offices in major locations such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, Detroit, and London.







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Tiny Telescope Implant Restores Vision to Macular Degeneration Patient at Christenbury Eye Center


Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Bonnie Gardner wanted to read the newspaper and dance again but Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) was in her way. In January, cornea surgeon Casey Mathys, MD, of Christenbury Eye Center, successfully implanted the mini telescope from CentraSight into the eye of this woman with the goal of restoring her sight.

AMD has robbed nearly 1.8 million Americans, age 65 and older, of their sight. More than 500,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. More Americans suffer from some form of macular degeneration (15 million) than from new cases each year of breast and prostate cancers, and Alzheimer?s and Parkinson?s diseases combined (6.67 million).

Before the FDA approval of this CentraSight device in 2010, no surgical options existed to restore eyesight for those afflicted with AMD. Now, more than 500 people around the country experience restored eyesight thanks to a tiny telescope implanted in their eye.

“Bonnie’s progress is dramatic and her life is already improving in the short time since we implanted the telescope in her eye,” says Dr. Casey Mathys, cornea surgeon at Christenbury Eye Center. ” We’re very excited to offer this procedure that will change the lives of so many people.”

Patients with AMD experience a central blind spot that leaves them with only peripheral vision and the inability to see faces, read, watch TV, cook and perform basic every-day life skills. The telescope implanted in one eye magnifies images normally seen in a person’s “straight ahead” vision. The images are projected onto a healthy portion of the retina, making it possible for patients to see objects directly in front of them. In clinical trials, this implant improved patients’ quality of life by increasing their independence and allowing them to re-engage with their family and friends. Now, the Christenbury Eye Center is extending this procedure to its patients.

?I?m really glad I did this,? said Bonnie. ?It?s the most amazing thing I?ve ever done. There was no pain at all. To me, this implant has been a miracle. I was able to go dancing at my niece’s wedding in early April.?

Learn more about the mini telescope implant, ReSTOR and cataract surgery at Christenbury Eye Center or call us at 877- 702-2020 to schedule a free consultation.

About the Christenbury Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For two decades he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures including LASIK, Visian ICL, and ReSTOR.

Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990s and since that time has performed more than 100,000 laser vision correction procedures. He also performed the first all laser IntraLASIK procedure on the East Coast in 2002 and the first WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK in the Carolinas in 2005. In the Spring of 2005, he was the first in the Carolinas to perform the ReSTOR

Belvoir Federal Now Supports Biometric Authentication Technology


Woodbridge, VA (PRWEB) April 02, 2015

Belvoir Federal Credit Union?s Mobile Banking Application (App) now supports Biometric Authentication Technology for certain Apple iOS devices, allowing members to securely access their accounts with a scan of their fingerprint.

Members using Apple iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6+, and iPad Air2 models will be able to log in to the Belvoir Federal Mobile Banking App by utilizing Apple?s TouchID fingerprint reader. The advanced technology behind Biometric Authentication will prevent unwanted and unauthorized access to member accounts.

?Belvoir Federal is growing with technology and clearly understands the need for protection of member data with a worldwide membership. Biometric Authentication technology on our mobile banking app is protection at its best with the simple scan of your fingertip,? states Patricia Kimmel, Belvoir Federal?s President and CEO. ?This enhancement to our mobile banking app is not only secure, but it also saves our members? time and promotes ease of use.?

With Belvoir Federal?s Mobile Banking App, all members have the ability to receive account history, balance updates, transfer funds, schedule bill payments, make mobile deposits and more. For full details, visit http://www.BelvoirCreditUnion.org/eservices/mobile#apps and click the mobile app button.

About Belvoir Federal Credit Union

Belvoir Federal is a member-owned, full-service financial institution that provides the foundation for the financial success of our Members. Belvoir Federal, a not-for-profit organization, has served the Fort Belvoir and U.S. Armed Forces community since 1946 and has been awarded Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2014 and 2015. For more information about Belvoir Federal, please visit http://www.BelvoirCreditUnion.org.

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