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The Business Aspect of Dick DeVos

April 26th, 2016

The Stow Company: The largest company in the home storage sector named Phil Dolci as its new CEO. Dolci is the former CEO of Corpsman Corp a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products for shooting sports and he will be taking on his new role at The Stow Company. Dolci brings with him over 23 years of experience in marketing, manufacturing and consumer products. With Dolci stepping into his new role, former CEO Frank Newman will retire after four years but will serve the company as a member of the board of advisors. Philanthropist and chairman of The Stow Company Dick DeVos is beyond excited to re-energize the company with Dolci’s wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Business leader, Author, philanthropist and political activist Dick DeVos is a serial entrepreneur. Beginning his career as the Vice President of Amway International, a network sales company which distributes a variety of products through dealers, who recruit second and third level dealers with the final level dealers being the consumer. DeVos was responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations in multiple countries. After tripling the company’s international sales DeVos was promoted to the President of Amway. Using the experience and knowledge he acquired from Amway DeVos launched his own company, The Windquest Group, a company involved in the manufacture and marketing of home storage. In addition to his business career, DeVos served on The State Board of Education and started the Education Freedom Fund for underprivileged children in Michigan. From being a two-time National Champion sailor to a helicopter and a jet aircraft pilot DeVos has awarded more than 4,000 scholarships for the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Expanding his career in politics, DeVos ran as the Republican candidate for the Governor of Michigan in 2006 and expressed many of his beliefs that he wrote in his novel “Rediscovering American Values”. Unfortunately, DeVos lost the election to the Democratic nominee Jennifer Granholm by only a few points. Despite his loss, DeVos continues to live a successful career and prospering life with his wife Betsie and their four children. He continues to bring a wealth of knowledge and prosperity to each adventure he pursues.

Connect with DeVos on LinkedIn.

Strides Made In Type I Diabetes Treatments

July 2nd, 2015

 

More than a million people in America suffer from Type I diabetes. The majority of those are children under the age of 18. Type I diabetes necessitates constant insulin injections. Scientists are presently working on a model that would make these injections a thing of the past. This would make getting the insulin diabetes sufferers have to take every day, sometimes multiple times, a thing of the past.

The device, would monitor the insulin levels in the patient’s blood says Ivan Ong. When the levels drop and insulin is needed, it would automatically deliver it. Presently the device is designed to replicate a pancreas. Although, the technology would allow for this delivery system to be installed in any artificial organ for transplant.

In studies with this device, it has shown to be effective in 80% of the trials. There is hope that soon it will be ready for testing with animals. The hope is that with the advance of this type of treatment that children who suffer from diabetes will be alleviated of the pain associated with getting their needed treatments.

Soon diabetes will be something that can be automatically cared for and hopefully rectified. This may point science and medicine down the trail of dealing with other diseases in the same fashion. While sickness cannot be prevented, maybe its treatment can now be made painless and automatic.

Strides Made In Type I Diabetes Treatments

July 2nd, 2015

 

More than a million people in America suffer from Type I diabetes. The majority of those are children under the age of 18. Type I diabetes necessitates constant insulin injections. Scientists are presently working on a model that would make these injections a thing of the past. This would make getting the insulin diabetes sufferers have to take every day, sometimes multiple times, a thing of the past says Ivan Ong.

The device, would monitor the insulin levels in the patient’s blood. When the levels drop and insulin is needed, it would automatically deliver it. Presently the device is designed to replicate a pancreas. Although, the technology would allow for this delivery system to be installed in any artificial organ for transplant.

In studies with this device, it has shown to be effective in 80% of the trials. There is hope that soon it will be ready for testing with animals. The hope is that with the advance of this type of treatment that children who suffer from diabetes will be alleviated of the pain associated with getting their needed treatments.

Soon diabetes will be something that can be automatically cared for and hopefully rectified. This may point science and medicine down the trail of dealing with other diseases in the same fashion. While sickness cannot be prevented, maybe its treatment can now be made painless and automatic.

Another New Solution For Snoring

June 11th, 2015

 

It seems like every time you turn on the television set, there’s another way to end snoring. Someone wants to sell you a pillow with an anti–snore pillow case. There are several mouth pieces being advertised that are supposed to fit in your mouth, holding your lower jaw slightly forward and eliminating the vibrations that cause snoring. Last summer, the Food and Drug administration authorized a surgical aid to end snoring. Al Pierce, a 65-year-old plumber from Florence, South Carolina, used to keep his wife awake with his constant snoring problem. Gail Pierce tried sleeping in another bedroom. One day, Al heard his wife ask the doctor for a sleeping pill prescription. When the doctor learned it was because Al Pierce snored, doctor suggested the plumber join a sleep study to find out what problem was.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, close to half the people who snore loudly have sleep apnea that’s most common when people age and become very overweight. Mr. Pierce joined an overnight study and found he had 30 apnea periods per hour. Apnea is when people stop breathing up to a minute or two throughout the night.
Al Pierce had an electronic sensor implanted in his chest. The implant can be turned on and off with a remote. When he stops breathing, the device delivers a jolt, pushing his tongue forward, opening up the air passages. I know people like James Dondero could use this product!

Waffle House To Finally Update Its Look, At Least At One Restaurant

May 26th, 2015

 Waffle House is a classic diner, stereo-typically filled with truckers, retirees, and a smoking section. Since the majority of states have outlawed smoking in restaurants and bars, the chain is now a little bit cleaner and easier to breath. The standard Waffle House is the size of a double wide trailer and shaped like one too. There is a very limited amount of seating, a handful of booths plus some counter seating. New Orleans is getting ready to break the waffle mold, they are getting a new, and awesome, Waffle House.

 

It will be much bigger and feature a more modern appearance at least on the outside, which can be appreciated by Stephen Murray CCMP Capital and others. The major draw for people will be the outdoor seating. Picture taking in lovely Louisiana while dining on a double waffle and smothered, covered hash browns- a match made in heaven. People are already guessing that this particular Waffle House will quickly become a tourist destination, nice.

You Do Not Need A Trainer To help You Lose Weight

May 13th, 2015

Staying in shape is a constant concern for those who have busy life styles. However, with a few thought out steps, anyone can stay healthy without having to worry about an expensive gym membership or a high priced personal trainer. An individual can start by eating smaller portions of food during each meal. During each meal one should add another vegetable or salad with their meal. This will help one form over doing it on carbs. Meals should not be missed during the course of the day. When one meal is missed the individual will feel the urge to double up on the next meal causing the person to over eat.

An individual should take the stairs when they have the chance, and Susan McGalla uses that tactic already. Simply doing five flights of stairs per day has the same effect of a 20 minute workout on a stair machine at the gym. One should also stand when they have the chance instead of sitting. Standing burns more calories. At least twice a week, the individual should engage in high impact exercises for 20 minutes without stop and twice a week. One 20 minute high impact exercise is equal to one 45 minute low impact exercise.

One should drink water with every meal, when they first wake up and at least once between each meal. This helps digestion of food and the more efficient burning of calories.
Losing Weight Can Be Fun AS Well As Healthy

Depression Linked to Inflammatory Processes

April 9th, 2015

 

 

The most recent studies on brain and organism function in general revealed a lcorrelation between major depression and inflammation. Therefore, the patients with severe depression display an increased risk to develop inflammatory diseases. The test group tha t the researchers used for this experiment displayed a 30% increased inflammation of the brain.

Responsible is a marker in their blood called C-reactive protein (CRP).the pathway from increased level of CRP and depression is unknown, but the medical conclusion was that the characteristics were correlated said Kevin Seawright. Depression is very complex and it is hard to tell that only the change of one biological process triggers it. Half of the adult population with severe depression is unresponsive to the antidepressants, hence a closer look to the interrelation between this affection and inflammatory processes can lead to the application of anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment instead.

Dr. Meyer, who is implicated in the research and development of depression cures believes that this is an important step forward. Around 4% of the adult population suffers from major depression and many others are in the risk group to develop one, so more advanced treatments need to be invented.

Eye Disease is New Health Crisis in Ethiopia

March 25th, 2015

 

The impoverished nation has been fighting battle after battle with various health crisis’ as long as anyone can remember. Ethipoia is now facing a new health crisis that threatens to blind the majority of their women.
Trachoma is not a new eye disease, but the number of cases of the blinding eye disease has reached an all-time high.Trachoma causes the eyelids to turn under, which in turn causes the eyelashes to brush against the cornea with every blink. Each blink scratches the cornea and does a little more harm to the delicate eye surface. As the eye disease progresess and the eyelids turn even farther under themselves, the cornea becomes scratched beyond repair and blindness results stated Dr Jennifer Walden.
Trachoma happens to many more women than men, and is caused by an infection which began in the unsanitary conditions of the nation and is spread via contact. The infection is typically carried by young children and is then passed to their mothers and the other women in the household who hold and care for the young children.
Trachoma is easily cured when caught in time. Antibiotics and/or a surgical procedure can cure the eye infection and prevent blindness.

Federal Bill Proposed for Medical Marijuana‏

March 24th, 2015

As reported in an article on reddit.com, a bill was proposed at the Federal level for approval for medical marijuana. This was a bi-partisan effort, focused to remove the Federal war and raids on the cannabis industry. Imaging Advantage has learned that, if approved at a Federal level, the states that chose to also legalize medical marijuana would be more in compliance with the Federal Government, end the bans and raids, and stop the interference with medical programs.

The bi-partisan group is intelligent enough to focus on allowing research to better understand the use and benefits of this drug, and re-classify it. The Senators we joined by a group of patients exhibiting different symptoms and uses for the drug. If there are realized benefits and relief from the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, people deserve the right to seek this treatment. But, with so much previous stigma, we need to have a greater understanding of the effects and benefits, and how it can be used for medical treatment.

Is it so wrong to want to feel better? Should a parent not do everything they could to seek treatment for their aging parents or children? I think it is easy to judge until you are faced with such decisions yourself. And how better to understand than to learn all we can about what this plant can offer us?

Gout Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

March 9th, 2015

Gout and Alzheimer’s disease probably aren’t two things you think about together, however, studies are now showing that individuals with gout seem to have a lower risk of developing it. This is possibly due to the increased levels of uric acid, the chemical in the blood that crystallizes and leads to gout.

Gout is a serious arthritic condition and leads to a much higher risk of heart disease and kidney problems, however, the antioxidant properties seem to have a positive affect on degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Dan Newlin has read that the studies have taken place over a number of years and with approximately 3.7 million patients over the age of 40. During the course of the study there were 309 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease among the 59,224 patients who had developed gout. The number of study participants rose to 1942 out of 238,805 in a comparison group during a 5 year study. After taking into account several factors such as: age, BMI, sex, and lifestyle differences it was concluded that the risk fell by 24%.

Although no one is going to jump for joy when receiving a diagnosis for gout; the study may show ways to delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s one day and that is good news.