The annual CANSA Shavathon will taking place at the Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, 2 March, from 10am - 6pm in the Mr Price Court It’s the 10th Shavathon this year where participants are encouraged to bring 10 family members, friends or colleagues along to shave or spray in solidarity with cancer survivors. Present at the Eastgate Shopping Centre Shavathon will be local celebrity and television presenter, Rozanne Bishop from DSTV's Dagbreek TV (Breakfast show) . Adults can shave or spray their head for a donation of R50 (or more) and children, under 12 years old, for R25. Payment can be made in cash donations at the venue. Alternatively, an online donation can be made in advance where a confirmation e-mail will be used as proof of payment. After registration people will be asked to move to the area where their head will be shaved or sprayed. People can choose the length at which their hair can be shaved and the colours to be sprayed. Please take note that CANSA Shavathon will no longer do a ‘clean shave’ due to risk factors – the lowest number one can shave is a number 1. Volunteers are welcome to assist with errands such as spraying, shaving and public registrations. For ponytail donations, CANSA Shavathon volunteers will be equipped to accept and package hair donations. Hair to be donated must be 22cm or longer, clean, dry and free of permanent colour, bleach or other chemical treatments. For more information visit www.eastgateshops.com or contact Bronwyn Williams 0765077570. Visit Eastgate-shops (Facebook fan page) or follow Eastgate on Twitter @Eastgateshops for the latest news on promotions and events. URL: http://www.eastgateshops.com Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Maya setti from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, South Africa: Stream Drinks, which has recently launched in South Africa, has undergone rigorous testing to prove that it is one of the only vitamin waters on the international market that is genuinely jam packed with vitamins and nutraceuticals as promised on the label. The Micro Chem test results are considered a huge success as they accurately reveal the vitamins and nutritional information represented on the label. Label legislation has started following stringent laws to provide consumers with clarity and truthful information on all products. Stream Drinks provides the alternative to products that promise much but do not always deliver, consumers have the right to know what they are purchasing. The unique cap technology that Stream Drinks created allows the vitamins and nutrients to remain in powder form until released by the consumer into premium mineral water. In this way, the powder is contained and once released through the cap, gives the consumers exactly what is promised on the label. Stream Drinks was developed in conjunction with Dr. James Laporta who drew on his medical background, mixing and matching widely sourced ingredients into a thirst quenching, heath conscious drink with a great taste. Stream is sugar free, preservative free, Carbohydrate free with very low in calories and suitable for diabetics and vegans. How can Stream Drinks make such bold and sweeping statements about it’s vitamin contents? The proof is independent chemical laboratory analysis (Link to Lab Reports below) as Stream Drinks believes the consumers have the right to know. Stream’s dream is to share the podium with other brands in a new generation of honest alternatives and truly healthy functional beverages. The label correlates with laboratory analysis of all activated Stream™ drinks. Stream Drinks welcomes questions and challenges as they forge the way forward to a healthier, more responsible lifestyle. About Stream™: Stream™ is an evolution in . . .
PRESS RELEASE ****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***** DOES HYPNOSIS WORK FOR STOPPING SMOKING? By Hendrik Baird, Consulting Hypnotist, Pretoria www.hypnosis-works.co.za Introduction It’s that time of the year. The Festive Season has come and gone and we are back to reality. We have made New Year’s Resolutions (and have probably already broken them), the kids are back at school and we are back at work. And yet, and yet. Having smoked cigarettes for ten, twenty, thirty years, you know it is time to stop. Your lungs are telling you it is time. Your health is telling you it is time to stop. You know it is time to stop, and even though you have tried, it has been too difficult, and so you keep on smoking, knowing you have to, no want to stop smoking. In fact you have already decided to stop. And you need help. What are your options? How could you do it? Perhaps you have heard about a friend who has stopped using hypnosis, or you have read something somewhere about stopping smoking with hypnosis. But you are scared of hypnosis. How is it going to work? Will it work? What are the side effects? What does it cost? Today is your lucky day. I am going to demystify both hypnosis and the processes used to help you to rid yourself of cigarettes once and for all. Let’s start at the beginning. What is Hypnosis? Your mind consists of two parts: The part that you know about (conscious mind) and the part that you don’t know about (subconscious mind). Your conscious mind is very focused and has a few tools to help you get through your day, namely willpower, short term memory, analytical thinking, rational thinking and the critical factor. To understand how hypnosis works, you need to understand the critical factor, that part of you always judging the information that comes to you through your senses. As a child you learned about different colours, and should I say something is pink and it is in fact brown, you will automatically reject that information, because you know . . .
The “Hypnosis Works!” Practice Is Expanding “Hypnosis Works!” is a hypnosis practice situated in Pretoria that has been in existence for more than 5 years. It specialises in stop smoking sessions, and has a proud history of demystifying hypnosis and using it to help clients attain their gaols. The practice was started by Troy Robins, who graciously handed it over to Hendrik Baird a year ago, when he emigrated to the UK. When Hendrik took over the reigns, his vision was to expand it in years to come and eventually turn it into a centre for personal development. That dream has now started becoming a reality as more progress is being made in reaching more people and extending the services. Hendrik has been joined by his ex-wife and best friend, Annemarie Baird, who will in future take care of client-related issues and marketing. This enables the practice to reach more people with the aim of helping them develop and solve some of the issues standing in their way of reaching their goals. Another innovation is that the practice is introducing group hypnosis and services aimed at the corporate market. Starting on 20 January, the first of the group sessions will take place. It is one of many that will follow during the year, focusing on teaching Self-Hypnosis and how to use it to set goals and achieve them. Other self-improvement workshops to follow will also include Better Study Methods for learners and students; Stress Management and Advanced Relaxation Techniques; Hypno-Meditation; Healthy Living; and of course Smoking Cessation for Groups. These will be held at the home office in Villieria, Pretoria, or for larger groups could be booked for a specific venue. These workshops could also travel around the country, especially to cities and bigger towns. The corporate market can also benefit from the services, and the good news is that there is a lot that Hypnosis could contribute to Increased Productivity; Employee Wellness, and other programs that can be . . .
Preliminary findings from a national diabetes screening programme run by the ICPA (Independent Community Pharmacy Association) show a serious cause for concern. In fact, 1 in every 3 of the patients tested were at a high risk of developing diabetes over the next 10 years and a further 50% were at an increased risk. The high risk patients were referred to a doctor, and the “at risk” patients were instructed on the urgent lifestyle changes that they need to implement in order to reduce their risk status. These findings were drawn from the initial 10 000 screenings that have been captured and are part of a continuing drive by ICPA to collect 100 000 diabetes screenings to assist the National Department of Health (NDOH). This demonstrates the important contribution independent community pharmacy has to make in South Africa’s healthcare industry. Campaign rationale: The NDOH has targeted non-communicable (non-infectious) diseases for serous interventions, as it is one of the main causes of death in South Africa, placing a huge burden on the country’s health system. The non-communicable disease burden includes cardio vascular disease with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking identified as contribution factors. “ICPA wants to assist government with their focus on these non-communicable diseases (NDCs), and has therefore embarked on a series of campaigns as part of the role pharmacies can play in SA’s healthcare industry,” says Sham Moodley, ICPA Chairperson. Diabetes has been the most recent campaign ICPA has focused on. With more than 1 200 member pharmacies spread throughout rural, urban and metropolitan South Africa, ICPA has the perfect channel for this purpose. To launch the campaign ICPA received a generous sponsorship from pharmaceutical company Roche, and participating pharmacies offered free testing from 15 – 19 October. An online data capturing tool was developed with the assistance of international partner Webstar Health and . . .
CAMPAIGN TO SCREEN 100 000 FOR DIABETES 80% of people living with diabetes unaware of their condition In a preventative healthcare drive, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) has committed to screen 100 000 people for diabetes before the end of October. This initiative forms part of the ICPA’s role as the representative of independent pharmacists in South Africa, who do not only have their customers’/patients’ best health interests at heart, but also value and support preventative and cost reduction actions of the broader healthcare industry. “As a non-communicable or non-infectious disease, diabetes is a key health focus area in South Africa,” says Sham Moodley, ICPA’s chairperson. “Diabetes SA estimates that four to six million South Africans have diabetes, but 80% are unaware of their condition. Having such a substantial number of undiagnosed patients out there is concerning and places a huge burden on both the government and private sector. “Not only are lives at stake but the cost burden has serious implications for our country,” says Sham. “To help address this situation, we partnered with the National Department of Health (NDOH) and Roche Products (Pty) Ltd (Diabetes care) to get patients screened and the data logged before November 2012.” In order to provide meaningful data, ICPA invested in an online data capturing tool and , all participating ICPA members will offer FREE diabetes tests from 15 – 19 October. By screening the targeted 100 000 patients and capturing the data, ICPA members aim to assist the government in their preventative healthcare strategy. “The ICPA screening has a specific focus, being to determine a person’s risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes within the next 10 years,” explains Sham. “Following the screening, the pharmacist or the clinic nurse will advise the patient appropriately – it might mean a need to change lifestyle or an urgent visit to the doctor.” Evidence indicates that if people . . .
Cape Town, South Africa – Stream™ , the developers of a brand new healthy lifestyle range of drinks reports on awards presented to the company for quality and innovation in the functional drinks market. The company’s team have been hard at work in the final stages of development however the brand new product range has already won a number of awards against established and emerging brands. The awards that Stream has won are for innovation and quality product in beverages. These awards have been presented to the company in South Africa, as well as, a number internationally and the warm reception has buoyed the team to bring the new healthy lifestyle drink to the market, that they and now the market believes in. Awards presented to Stream functional beverages include: 2011 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition, South Africa: Stream™ won first place in the 2011 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition in South Africa. The company was competing against top national brands and emerging brands, with Chele Lite, Bos Ice Tea and Woolworths runners-up in its category. Food Review/Symrise had this to say on awarding Stream the award, “Stealing the show at this year's NPC Awards Dinner was the funky new SA brand, Stream. Despite its creators being against the stream swimmers, this beauty of a sports-come-rejuvenation-come-on-the-go drink is right on trend and it's set to take SA by storm!” Barry Cooke, Director of Stream™ commented, “Stream is very proud of all its awards. We are especially proud of the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition award, as it is a South African market related award. We took on some very big South African brands and triumphed, which adds further strength to the route we are on, with regards to our products and their development.” 7th InnoBev Global Beverages Summit in Washington DC: Stream™ took six awards at the "2011 Beverage Innovation Functional Drinks Awards", organised by FoodBev Media’s, Beverage . . .
RELAY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Filling the gap Emergency and medical services in the Eastern Cape has been a troublesome and controversial topic for a number of years, but a new service provider in the Nelson Mandela Metro and surrounds aims to raise the bar. RELAY Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was recently established by well-known PE-based company, CompSol (an IOD claims administrator and management company), and since day one the team’s number one objective is to provide the highest level of care when lives are at stake. CEO and founder of CompSol, Fritz Lüttich says: “We applied the same principles to RELAY EMS that made CompSol a success. Inefficiencies in the IOD claim process opened a gap for a company such as CompSol, and by developing and applying the right processes, systems, training and people we have been able to ensure our clients payment by the Compensation Fund. “We have since acknowledged that in the Nelson Mandela Metro and surrounds, emergency and medical services suffer from huge issues such as being understaffed, under resourced and poorly equipped. There is also the global “brain drain” which is taking many of South Africa’s trained and experienced paramedics offshore.” While Lüttich won’t be drawn into generalising as there are good emergency response outfits out there, he had seen enough to be concerned at the quality of treatment being received by patients, some of them in life threatening situations, which prompted him to launch the service. “There are three levels of emergency medical care practitioners – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. You can imagine that advanced skills are required to manage certain emergency conditions or situations. This is sadly not always the case. You also need appropriate vehicles and advanced equipment. For example, we are the only service in the area with an ICU incubator – essential for premature babies. Importantly, your paramedics need to arrive on the scene fresh and motivated – . . .
Pier 14 Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth played host to the final blood drive of National Blood Donor Month last week, under the theme “Every blood donor is a hero”. The drive saw 74 potential donors come forward, which resulted in 52 successful donations and exceeded the South African National Blood Service’s target of 50 units. SANBS public relations practitioner Nina van Wyk said what made the blood drive more remarkable was the fact that over 50 per cent of participants were first-time donors. “Our hope is that they can now be recruited for future blood drives and become regular donors.” According to Van Wyk, the Eastern Cape branch of the SANBS required 3 725 units per month to meet the existing need. “Currently, we are experiencing a blood shortage with only 2.9 days’ stock on hand, while we need at least five days’ stock in reserve.” Van Wyk said the SANBS’s aim was to make blood donation as easy and accessible as possible, which was why the shopping centre was chosen as a suitable venue. “We always experience good support from Pier 14 and look forward to an ongoing partnership.” Sophia Steyn of centre management said blood donation was a vital community service and that Pier 14 was happy to assist in highlighting the work of the SANBS wherever it could. She said those shoppers who gave blood were true heroes. “Donating blood costs you nothing but doing your bit can literally save someone else’s life.” Umhlobo Wenene DJs Amaza Ntshanga and Nonala Tose broadcast their show live from the centre, keeping the public informed with regular updates and encouraging shoppers to get involved. Go to www.facebook.com/Pier14PE to see more photos. For further information, contact Pier 14 centre management on 041 484 1229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Issued by: Full Stop Communications Coetzee Gouws 041 368 4992 082 575 7991 email@example.com www.fullstopcom.com On behalf of: Pier 14 Shopping Centre More Info: . . .
National Blood Donor Month culminates with a blood drive at Pier 14 Shopping Centre on Friday. This year’s theme is “Every Blood Donor is a Hero” and the final drive aims to collect at least 50 units of blood for the South African National Blood Service. “This special drive concludes a very successful month and allows the public to become a hero to someone and discover the hero within themselves by donating a unit of blood,” says SANBS’s PR practitioner Nina van Wyk. The blood drive will take place from 10am to 5pm in the Pep promotional court. Potential donors must be between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh 50kg or more, lead a sexually safe and healthy lifestyle and have had a good meal at least four hours before donating. Umhlobo Wenene FM will be broadcasting live from the centre between 12pm and 3pm and will keep the public informed with regular updates. For more information, contact Pier 14 centre management on 041 484 1229, email firstname.lastname@example.org More Info: http://www.facebook.com/notes/pier-14-shopping-centre/pier-14-celebrates-national-blood-donor-month/397377850326569 Author: Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Umhlobo Wenene FM’s DJ Lulu (front) will join the South African National Blood Service’s local head of marketing Elize van Zyl and donor educator Msimelelo Lose at the final blood drive for National Blood Donor Month at Pier 14 Shopping Centre on Friday. Photographer - Photo: Supplied [/l2g] . . .