Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

Announcing “Reclaiming My Life,” A New Book About Addiction, Recovery, and Healing

Announcing “Reclaiming My Life,” A New Book About Addiction, Recovery, and Healing

Maryland mother and wife, Tammy Lofink, experienced a parent’s worst nightmare when her son Robert Mason Lofink died of an overdose. Out of a strong desire to help others avoid a similar tragedy, Lofink has written a new book, Reclaiming My Life.

The self-published book takes the reader through Lofink’s poignant journey of loss and healing. She also shares her personal story in hopes of preventing families from losing a loved one to addiction.

The grief, suffering, and turmoil which followed Robert’s death were almost too much to bear. Lofink decided that she had to change the direction of her life after her son was gone. She co-founded Rising Above Addiction, which raises funds for urgently needed treatment.

Reclaiming My Life, Lofink’s first book, is a testament to the ability to survive, cope, and rise above even the most difficult circumstances.

Young people who are using drugs, adults whose medication may have led to addiction, and parents of youth who are worried will be riveted by Lofink’s personal story-telling style. With each turn of the page, Lofink surprises, engages, and inspires the reader.

Reclaiming My Life will be released in April of 2020. Net proceeds from the sale of the book go directly to Rising Above Addiction, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The book is available for pre-order by visiting www.RisingAboveAddiction.com/BOOK.

“I dedicated and gifted this book to my son, Robert, on his 24th birthday, which we observed on February 21, 2020. I am looking forward to the official release of Reclaiming My Life, to the public, in early April of 2020.

I always describe my efforts on Robert’s behalf in this way: For You, Because of You, and In Memory of You. I hope that this book offers inspiration and healing to every person who is meant to read it,” said Lofink.

“I want to thank my co-author, Sylvia Blair, owner of Blair Copywriting and Communications, LLC,” said Lofink.

Source: https://authoritypresswire.com/announcing-reclaiming-my-life-a-new-book-about-addiction-recovery-and-healing/

Manhattan Award Program Honors TY Health Insurance Brokerage

Talia is principal at TY Health Insurance Brokerage, it is her goal to look out for small business owners and provide customized services. The TY Health Insurance Brokerage is a boutique agency and international health insurance brokerage that caters to small to mid-sized businesses, sole proprietors and freelancers. It offers unique concierge type plans and products from most major health insurers and smaller service providers as well. They also have customized services such as:

  • New Hire Administration 
  • Employee Termination Administration 
  • Cobra Administration
  • Complete Health Insurance Renewals on a yearly basis
  • Health Insurance Claims Assistance, Guidance

The TY Agency is catching the eyes of many companies worldwide and gaining an international market. This exposure lead to the Manhattan Award Program honoring them for their achievements in the industry. Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play. Each year various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. 

The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

The 2020 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Talia and her Company are very honored to be a part of this Manhattan Award Program and hope to continue to build and grow their reach on an international level to serve small businesses. 

Source: https://authoritypresswire.com/manhattan-award-program-honors-ty-health-insurance-brokerage/

TMS treatment for Major Depression provided by Dr. Charles Hayden of TMS Huntsville now covered by most insurances in Alabama

TMS Therapy now approved by most insurances in Alabama

In December 2019 Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health insurance carrier in Alabama, approved TMS Therapy. Before then, patients had to pay for treatment out of pocket. Now, with most insurances in the state paying for the treatment, many are looking for doctors that have the equipment, the training and the approval to provide this treatment. If you are one of those who are looking, Dr. Charles Hayden is approved by most insurances in the state to provide this treatment.

Dr Charles Hayden has been providing treatment since 2011, but for most patients insurance did not cover it. Now that most Alabama residents who have insurance can have the treatment covered, many are looking for an approved doctor that can provide the treatment.

Dr. Hayden and his team are the professionals to meet this need. They are the most experienced TMS provider in the Huntsville/Madison area, and have collaborated with many local physicians and therapists to provide over 12,000 treatments to patients.

Dr Hayden and Cindy Duvall, RN were trained in 2011 and have networked with many MDs and therapists in the area. TMS Huntsville is happy to collaborate with your current provider to add TMS therapy. 

To better understand the treatment please see the information below.

Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Patients who develop clinical depression now have several options to choose for treatment. Some patients see their primary care physician and are started on an antidepressant medication. When these medications are effective the depression resolves in a few weeks and the patient gets his functioning and wellness back. However for many patients this first intervention does not result in complete resolution of their symptoms and they need to try something else.

TMS Therapy

TMS is a non-invasive therapy that involves no medication and has very few side effects. It was FDA cleared in 2008 and patients have been treated for major depression with TMS since the mid-1990s. It is our experience that TMS is effective in over 60% of patients which means it is much more effective than antidepressant medications.

TMS uses MRI strength magnetic pulses that are delivered several times per second into the front part of the head. A small area of the surface of the brain just under the skull is activated by the pulsing magnetic fields. Brain cells that are stimulated there set up a domino effect activating other brain regions. A circuit of nerve connections is created and stimulated 3000 times in a single 19 minute treatment.

TMS is administered while patients are awake and alert watching TV or interacting with staff. No anesthesia or pre-medication is required and there are no memory problems after the treatment. Patients can drive themselves home or to work immediately afterwards.

Patients may begin to notice changes in mood within 2 to 4 weeks. Continued stimulation creates new neural pathways and brain connections over time that lead to changes in energy, motivation and mood.

Unlike medication, TMS Therapy is not associated with weight gain, sexual side effects or slowed thinking. Generally there are very few side effects except for some scalp tenderness usually resolving after the second or third treatment. Our team has not had any patients discontinue TMS Therapy due to treatment discomfort

The use of TMS therapy may not always eliminate the need to continue antidepressant medicine although many patients can reduce the dosage or the number of medicines they are taking. In our practice we have had some patients get off all medications and depend only on TMS therapy to maintain their response. Many patients will benefit from continued “booster” treatments delivered every few weeks.

For more information on this treatment please visit Hayden and Associates TMS Huntsville

Location Info:
TMS Therapy of Huntsville
5151 Research Dr NW suite b-1, Huntsville, AL 35805, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
(256) 722-1999

Source: https://authoritypresswire.com/tms-treatment-for-major-depression-provided-by-dr-charles-hayden-of-tms-huntsville-now-covered-by-most-insurances-in-alabama/

Dr. Azadeh Afzali Selected as Author for Smile! Creating Healthy and Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Azadeh Afzali, a clinical expert of nearly 30 years in all fields of dentistry is the founder and clinical director of Lifetime Dental. Lifetime Dental has four offices in California – in Lake Forest (Orange County), Inland Empire and Downtown LA. Dr. Afzali has been invited to author a chapter on the importance of having both healthy and aesthetic smiles for the upcoming book, “Smile! Creating Healthy and Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry.” Dr. Afzali’s contribution will feature her expertise in giving patients different options for gaining a great smile through her unique holistic approach to dentistry.

Smile! Creating Healthy and Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry is currently scheduled for release in early 2020. The book provides patients with a simple and understandable explanation of all aspects of dental treatment, including state-of-the-art processes and developing technology. According to Blue Ocean Publishing Group’s purchasing agent, Anna Foster, the purpose of the book is to assist patients in finding the right information to help them make responsible and informed decisions about restorative and cosmetic dental work.

The book features contributions from experts in all areas of dental practice from around the country. These dentists have been chosen for their expertise in their respective fields. Dr. Afzali’s work as the Founder and Clinical Director at Lifetime Dental has given her mastery over the human side of dentistry, and her chapter will help patients understand the importance of having a healthy and aesthetic smile for good oral and overall health.

Smile! Creating Healthy and Beautiful Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry is purposely written in layman’s language, allowing these experts to share their knowledge with patients who may be looking for information on various dental practices. The experts contributing to the book have spent many hours working in their fields and have extensive training and experience in all areas of dentistry, including implants, veneers, and orthodontic procedures.

Blue Ocean Publishing is working with Barak Granot of the dental marketing agency, DentoMetrix, to assemble the best team of knowledgeable experts as contributors to the book.

Dr. Afzali is looking forward to sharing her passion on the systemic connection and emotional impact of oral health with future patients. “After nearly 30 years working in general and cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, my mission has stayed the same to educate patients on the importance of oral health and the connections to living a purposeful life. I am grateful to contribute to this important book that will demonstrate for all readers the value of having a great smile.”

About Dr. Azadeh Afzali: Azadeh Mary Afzali, DDS, utilizes her nearly 30 years of clinical experience in all fields of dentistry to bring patients an unmatched level of care and expertise. A graduate of the prestigious University of Missouri in Kansas City Dental School, one of the best dental schools in the country, Dr. Afzali received the Exceptional Academic Achievement Scholarship & Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for high academic performance. Founder and Clinical Director of Lifetime Dental, she incorporates the latest state-of-the-art advances in dental technology and brings her experience and expertise in all aspects of dentistry, including Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, General Dentistry, Invisalign®, TMJ Disorder, Comprehensive Orthodontics and Sleep Breathing disorders for adults and children, and more. Dr. Afzali employs a preventative approach and views oral health as an integral part of complete body health.
Dr. Afzali was recognized by the Orange County Health & Image as a “Premier Doctor of Orange County.”

Location Info:
Lifetime Dental
23731 El Toro Rd, Ste D

Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 581-8108

Source: https://authoritypresswire.com/dr-azadeh-afzali-selected-as-author-for-smile-creating-healthy-and-beautiful-smiles-with-cosmetic-dentistry/

Here are your legal rights as an employee if you self-isolate due to coronavirus

Wetherspoons has sent out a briefing on Coronavirus and has made clear that even if employees are in quarantine by orders of the Government, that they will still not receive sick pay from day one.The company is forcing workers to choose between public health and making rent. pic.twitter.com/KPBBqatu5F

Source: https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/health/coronavirus/these-are-your-rights-employee-if-you-are-required-quarantine-according-lawyer-2004014