Small Incision = Big Pain Relief with AccuraScope

Using a specially designed device, Dallas, Texas back surgeons are reducing or eliminating back and neck pain and patients are returning to work usually after only a week. The device, called the AccuraScope, uses a laser that targets only the affected tissue, typically bulging discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica. Board certified, specially trained surgeons use the AccuraScope along with interoperative neuromonitoring to approach and address problematic spinal tissue. Because it does not affect surrounding tissue and is introduced through a small incision, the AccuraScope causes significantly less disruption than more invasive surgical procedures. The spine surgery is considered “out-patient” and patients go home usually the same day.

Offered by North American Spine, the procedure has been performed on over 8,000 people, many of whom traveled from out of state seeking relief from years of chronic, unrelenting back and neck pain. One notable recipient: Larry Gatlin, of the Gatlin Brothers singing group. He declared himself “a new man” after the surgery, and called it “a miracle” in his life.

The American Chiropractic Association states that low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and back pain, in general, is the most common cause of missed work days. Americans spend at least $50 billion dollars annually on medicine and therapy related to back and neck pain, so it is no surprise that reducing or eliminating the pain will also reduce or eliminate those costs. The professionals at North American Spine estimate that, over five years, their patients save an average of $23,190 in pain-related expenses.

Because of its dedication to improving the health and lives of its patients, North American Spine is a finalist for the 2015 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award. This award is given to a local Dallas business that demonstrates a strong commitment to ethical values. Nominated companies consistently exhibit ethical commitment in their practices, management style, company values and dedication to stakeholders. Winners are forwarded onto the American Business Ethics Award contest.

Two separate medical studies indicate that the AccuraScope procedure has an 82% success rate among patients who have not found relief through any other interventions. Considering the millions of people who currently suffer from this pain, the AccuraScope may offer hope for a pain-free future.

Jon Stewart Creates a New Jersey Sanctuary For Abused Farm Animals

After his Daily Show ended its 16 year run, Jon Stewart’s trying something new. When Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, he was quiet about what plans he had specifically. Now he has explained why he’s retiring from his talk show. He recently purchased a farm in New Jersey for the benefit of rescuing farm animals from cruelty. The talk show host, who never shies away from a controversial subject, has a very large heart when it comes to animals.Tracey Stewart discovered Farm Sanctuary after reading Gene Baur’s account called Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. Mrs. Stewart was searching for material for her own book, Do Unto Animals, as well as for her magazine called Moomah.She and her husband want to teach their children to see animals as friends, not food. It’s this reason that Tracey and Jon are vegan. So far the couple had rescued two sheep and plan to rescue more animals. Little Tracey and Fuzzy Jon, are named after he and his wife.
On a farm sanctuary, animals are given names, instead of numbers. The idea of the farm sanctuary began in 1986 when Gene Baur started the first farm sanctuary to reteach people about their relationship with animals. Jason Halpern thinks this is nice. He originally funded the farm by selling vegetarian hotdogs at Grateful Dead concerts. A sheep named Hilda was the first animal rescued for the sanctuary.

France Goes Overboard With BMI, So Do The Models

A law was recently passed in France where agencies that employed models under a certain BMI were to be punished. Despite medical studies and researches proving time and time again the BMI is simple a measure of putting people in different weight categories and not a tool used to diagnose and comment upon health, the news is apparently unheard by the government of France. What’s worse is that this tool is now being used for body shaming thin models. Not surprisingly for anyone, the models have found a way to work around this loophole.

Models who are thin and fall below the BMI index have now taken to wearing spanx underwear that has space enough to stuff sandbags that are weighted, enough to push models over the scientifically inaccurate BMI weight category of being “too thin”. In fact, it is even possible to put weights in hair for the same purpose. Are the models to blame? Most fashion models believe that they are not.

Paul Mathieson says that apart from the above mentioned fact of BMI being highly inaccurate since it is just a mathematical formula to find a height to weight ratio, it is also putting models out of business. A model mentioned that a much better measure would have been to increase the age of modelling to 18. Because most models are under that age, they are still going through puberty and their weight issues are just because their bodies haven’t fully developed yet.

Haidar Barbouti, a Real Estate Developer in Houston

Haidar Barbouti has been active in real estate property investments since 1986. He has over 20 years of professional experience, primarily in commercial real estate.
He acquired the upscale Highland Village Shopping Center in Houston, Texas in 1991.

He is the Property Manager as well as the Broker. With its prime location near the exclusive neighborhoods of River Oaks and Oak Estates, Highland Village has thrived under Barbouti’s leadership. It was the chosen shopping center in Houston to house the first Starbuck’s. He is also attributed to the opening of Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn in Highland Village.

Quality Life Fitness opened in Highland Village in 2010 and was Houston’s first environmentally friendly fitness facility. The Apple Store opened in 2012 and offers a “briefing room.” It has an area specifically designed for its business customer’s presentations.

Haidar Barbouti recently opened his own restaurant in Highland Village on the third story at the east end of the shopping center. It’s simply called Up Restaurant with fantastic views of the Galleria and downtown Houston areas. It’s a very popular spot for the see-and-be-seen set of Houston, and offers real food made right in the restaurant, except for ketchup. Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes include: beef short ribs, red fish, oysters, and pizza.

Haidar Barbouti also has a soft side for children and animals. He has generously devoted much of his time and resources to help those in need. He even donated retail space in his shopping center, Highland Village, to help create the Highland Village Adoption center for animals. They rescue abandoned animals and offer them up for adoption. The effort to minimize the number of euthanized dogs and cats has been a very successful endeavor. Without Haidar Barbouti’s willingness to help, the adoption center wouldn’t exist.

The Antique Wine Company: 33 Years of Excellence

When it comes to wine companies one stands out among the crowd as having achieved a very high level of prestige in a relatively short amount of time. Founded in 1982, The AWC has proven itself to be a big contender when it comes to rare and vintage wines. Based out of London, it was founded by the successful Stephen Williams and has garnered a huge following. As of today, the company proudly servers over 20,000 clients in over 70 countries. Their specialty in fine wines practically unmatched, The Antique Wine Company proudly owns over 10,000 bottles of rare and fine wines and is known for its record breaking collection.

Another thing the Antique Wine Company has become known for is the fact that it offers a full range of services. In addition to working with clients to help source rare wines, it also hosts private wine master classes and also provides cellar planning services as well. Their vineyards are also famous and know to be of the highest quality worldwide. This has also added to their fame and renown as a dealer of fine and rare wines that people pay top dollar for.

One of the most significant marks of prestige that surrounds The Antique Wine Company is its venerable Grand Chateau Series. Partnering with Viscount David Linley, a famous wine cabinet maker, The Antique Wine Company created a series of handcrafted wine cabinets featuring models of nine chateau in Bordeaux. The cabinets are stocked with 18 bottles of fine wine from the matching estate. One special cabinet, the one featuring the Château d’Yquem, features 141 vintages as old as 1868 as well as memorabilia and letters from the chateau’s archive. This particular collection is currently valued at at least 1 million British pounds.

A large part of The Antique Wine Company’s success can be attributed to the passion and vision of its founder Stephen Williams. He now servers as the president and CEO of the company and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in fine and rare wines. It is also said that he has created some of the most incredible wine cellars and wine collections in the world as well. It should also be noted that it is his vision which drove the company to becoming the global phenomenon that it is and it is this vision that drives it forward even today.

Doctor Rod Rohrich, Award-Winning Plastic Surgeon, Serves Community, Doctors Worldwide

When people need plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas, a man often turned to is Dr. Rod Rohrich, an award-winning plastic surgeon, author, educator and innovator. Well-known both for his compassion and expertise, Rohrich continues to make strides and innovations in the plastic surgery field.

Rohrich grew up in North Dakota, graduating summa cum laude from North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota for his graduate and postgraduate education. He then attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, Texas, graduating with high honors. He completed his residency at University of Michigan and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, in hand and microsurgery; and Oxford University, where he studied pediatric plastic surgery. His time at Baylor College influenced him to return to Texas to practice after his education and training were complete.

Soon after his training he took his first academic position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he taught as an assistant professor. His contributions to the academic field have continued through the years as he has given over 2,000 scientific presentations on plastic surgery around the world. Rohrich has taught over 6,000 plastic surgeons worldwide, educating them in the art and science of rhinoplasty.

Along with his academic training, Rohrich is an author that has published over 700 peer reviewed articles and has written five textbooks on plastic surgery. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a medical journal that has grown and become a well-respected and highly cited journal throughout his time as editor. His latest book, written both for the public and patients, Navigate Your Beauty: Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions, has been highly reviewed.

Rohrich has received many awards since beginning his career as a plastic surgeon. He has been selected as one of best plastic surgeons in Dallas for eight consecutive years by D Magazine. In addition, Harper’s Bazaar has named Rohrich as one of the best plastic surgeons in the United States. He is the youngest person to be selected as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Rohrich’s true passion, however, is for his patients. His compassion, care and expertise in plastic surgery helps him to put his patients first. He has been a longtime advocate for patient safety in the plastic surgery field. Specializing in cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty, Rohrich makes sure that he is available to his patients on a daily basis.

Regularly sought after for difficult and complex plastic surgery cases, Rohrich is an award-winning, compassionate and dedicated plastic surgeon, who puts his patients first.

Where and Why to Look for New York City Real Estate

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New York City has lots to offer in forms of employment, recreational activities, education and you guessed it, real estate! Real Estate in New York City includes apartments, condos, townhouses, duplexes, houses, studios, efficiencies and much more. When searching you may become overwhelmed with the amount of resources available and the number of real estate companies available. Don’t worry just start your search here with TOWN Real Estate. At TOWN Real Estate they offer NYC properties both for sale and for rent, so you are guaranteed to find something that will fit your needs. They are the leading luxury real estate agency in New York City and that is an incredible title to hold seeing how they were just founded in 2010. TOWN Real Estate has the best there is to offer in apartments and other properties within the incredible city that never sleeps. So what are you waiting for? Get out there today and start your search for that dream property that you know you deserve. It’s time for you to want to go home!