Welcome!

News Feed Item

ProfNet Experts Available on Eating Disorders, Spring Cleaning, Heart Health, More

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. 

If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started.

If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected].

EXPERT ALERTS

  • Spring Cleaning Tips and Advice
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 24 - March 2
  • Home-Based Care
  • Proton Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
  • Tips for Heart Health

MEDIA JOBS

  • Copy Editor – The Wall Street Journal (NY)
  • Reporter – Law360 (CA)
  • Education Reporter – Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • ProfNet for Journalists: Saving Your Query Preferences
  • ProfNet for Journalists: Searching the Experts Database
  • How to Manage Your Query Inbox on ProfNet for Journalists


EXPERT ALERTS:

Spring Cleaning Tips and Advice
Donna David
Professional Home Organizing Consultant
Donna David and Company
"You'd never know it from the horrible winter we've all experienced, but spring is almost here. Time to spring clean and finally organize your home and life. Here are her simple spring cleaning ideas: First decide what your goal or goals are and be specific on what you want to accomplish. Do you want organized closets? An efficient filing system for your documents? A clutter-free home? Provide clarity for yourself by putting these goals in writing. Remember your goals should be realistic, achievable and measurable. Choose one goal at a time otherwise it can become too overwhelming. Next develop a plan. Create a checklist of all the to-do's in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Create a timeline for each task on your checklist. It is important to set deadlines for each task to achieve desired result. Schedule appointments in your calendar to declutter. Start slowly in small portions. It is important to measure and track your progress -- you will feel so invigorated and motivated when completing each task. And of course, if you are not motivated enough, and you need help, hire a professional home organizer. That person will not only declutter your home, but bring some sanity to your life."
David is a professional home organizing consultant in New York. She is available to discuss how to simplify the process of decluttering your home, allowing the freedom, time and space to pursue those things that matter most. She has been featured in Business Insider, The Huffington Post and Examiner.com, as well as many other media outlets
Website: http://www.donnadavidco.com
Media Contact: John Goodman, [email protected]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 24 - March 2
Jenni Schaefer
Chair, Ambassadors Council
National Eating Disorders Association
"Ed is the one who stares back at you in the mirror and says that you should be dissatisfied with your appearance."
Schaefer is an internationally known writer and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. When her book, "Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder," originally published in 2004, the concept of "Ed" -- the externalization of "eating disorder" -- was not a familiar one. A decade later, and with more than 77,000 copies sold, legions of women and men who suffer from eating disorders, as well physicians and psychologists, have used the term "Ed" to help them better understand, change, and at last separate and recover from their eating disorder. Schaefer appears regularly on national radio and television. She is the bestselling author of "Goodbye Ed, Hello Me," and recently collaborated with Harvard Medical School to co-author "Almost Anorexic." She is also the chair of the Ambassadors Council of The National Eating Disorders Association.
Website: http://www.JenniSchaefer.com
Media Contact: Ann Pryor, [email protected]

Home-Based Care
Penny Hollander Feldman Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research and Evaluation & Director of Center for Home Care Policy and Research
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
"I think of the home as the new 21st-century health care research lab. It contains all the necessary microsystems for research, in this case, systems of a life -- the challenges of aging, vulnerability, limitations; the challenges of caregiving, maintaining independence, connecting with the world, building bridges between illness and wellness. This lab generates an endless font of questions that point to a new frontier in evidence-based research that can improve quality of life for individuals and their families and inform a national health care system seeking to contain the staggering cost of caring for those with chronic conditions."
Dr. Feldman, Ph.D., the senior vice president for research and evaluation at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, has been director of the Center for Home Care Policy and Research since 1993. At the Center, she oversees a research portfolio focused on improving the quality, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of home-based care, helping older people better manage chronic conditions and problems at home, developing age-friendly communities for a growing older population, and supporting informed policy-making. The translation and implementation of research in both service and policy settings has been an issue of special interest to her.
Media Contact: Ju Young Lee [email protected] 

Proton Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Steven J. Frank, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Proton therapy and its most advanced form, intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), is especially well-suited for patients with the most complicated tumors of the head and neck, precisely painting the protons onto the tumor layer by layer. IMPT may reduce treatment side effects as it destroys cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue from damage. There is a major increase in HPV-associated head and neck cancer among young U.S. adults. These patients will hopefully live 40-50 years after treatment and it's crucial that long term side effects are minimized for better quality of life."
Dr. Frank, M.D., is an associate professor of radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and newly appointed medical director of MD Anderson's Proton Therapy Center.
Website: http://bit.ly/1c7MYnW
Media Contact: Agata Porter, [email protected]

Tips for Heart Health
Dr. John Kennedy
Hollywood Cardiologist/Heart Health Expert
"Our supercharged modern lifestyles are damaging our hearts and putting us in danger of cardiovascular events, but optimal heart health can be achieved without a prescription. Ultimately, Americans must understand how they can avoid ending up in invasive cardiac surgery – or worse, contributing to heart attack death statistics."
Dr. Kennedy, critically-acclaimed author of "The 15 Minute Heart Cure" and the brand new "The Heart Health Bible" is available to talk about some key lifestyle changes that every American can make to reduce and manage their risk of a heart attack – including some actions that could be the difference between life and death during one.
Media Contact: Bree Sutton, [email protected] 

MEDIA JOBS:

Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/community/jobs/

See more listings here.

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at [email protected]

  • PROFNET FOR JOURNALISTS: SAVING YOUR QUERY PREFERENCES. We recently launched a revamped PR Newswire for Journalists site with a sleek new look and several new features that will make finding what you need even easier than before. The upgrade also included several enhancements to the ProfNet site for journalists that we think you'll really like. Via the Query Preferences tab, you can now set distribution preferences for all your queries, saving you time and effort. Learn more about these new features here: http://prn.to/1jNP8B3
  • PROFNET FOR JOURNALISTS: SEARCHING THE EXPERTS DATABASE. In a pinch and looking for an expert on a specific topic? Read on to see how to navigate the Search Experts Database on ProfNet Connect: http://prn.to/1fA2OIK
  • HOW TO MANAGE YOUR QUERY INBOX ON PROFNET FOR JOURNALISTS. Your Query Inbox is where you can access to all your ProfNet queries. You can view the status of a query (pending, active and inactive) and can re-send or turn it off here. Click here to learn more: http://prn.to/1m1MhTv

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire. To submit a request for experts: http://bit.ly/findexperts  To search the ProfNet Connect experts database: http://www.profnetconnect.com  To contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1  To share a thought on Expert Alerts: [email protected]

SOURCE ProfNet

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...