Start Up Companies Help U.S. Dentists Fight Back Against Corporate Dental Chains.

Internet technology and industry innovations provide affordable solutions for transforming the private practice dental office into competitive group practices.

disruption always opens the door for more opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded companies. I have been in dentistry for 24 years and this is about as exciting of a time as I have seen.”

— Michael Hill, CEO, MyPractice9

LAKE FOREST, CA , USA, October 22, 2018 / — The strong U.S. economy is masking the challenges facing private practice dentists throughout the U.S. Specifically, the competitive threat that rapidly growing corporate dental chains (DSO's) and reductions in insurance reimbursements pose to local neighborhood dental offices.

According to Dental Economics, DSO's already control 16% of all U.S. dental practices and they are growing nearly 15% per year. Meanwhile, private practice dental offices are declining 7% per year. Why is this happening? DSO's have significant advantages over neighborhood dental practices because they offer operational efficiency; have much larger marketing budgets; and they offer more comprehensive in-practice services.

In addition, dental insurance companies have been relentlessly reducing treatment reimbursements making it even more challenging for the private practice dentist to compete. According to the American Dental Association, the average income of dentists has declined 9 out of the last 11 years.

A number of start up firms are creating services to help private practice dentists carve a path through this financial crisis. MyPractice9, a Southern California start-up, has created a web application which allows private practice dentists the ability to find and contract with local dental specialists who will travel to their office to perform specialty dental treatments. The company describes it services as "Just In Time Group Practice Services" designed to counter the "all services under one roof" value claim made by DSO's.

"In the U.S., private practice dentists refer out nearly $8 billion in treatment revenue to local dental specialists like oral surgeons and periodontists," said Michael Hill, CEO of Mypractice9. "In light of growing competitive pressures, it seemed obvious to us that dentists would be keenly interested in recapturing some of that lost practice revenue. The wonderful thing about our model is that the dentist, just as in the referral model, doesn't have to perform any specialty treatments. There is a rapidly growing population of specialists who are willing to travel a few days each month to help dentists within their practice. We created a vehicle to help facilitate those interactions. We provide the platform, tools and contracts to ensure that these engagements are managed effectively."

Federal and state law prohibits dentists from receiving any compensation for referral work. As a result, many dentists have decided to further their clinical training in an effort to expand treatment services to their patients. The most notable example of this trend is implant dentistry. Today, roughly 25% of all U.S. dentists are now placing their own implants rather than referring this work out to a local oral surgeon. While the procedure involves substantially higher clinical risk than traditional practice services, dentists are finding it necessary to explore new practice service opportunities in an effort to remain competitive.

"There is no question that specialists are feeling the pinch as well," Hill added. "When a dentist decides to start doing their own surgical procedures it means fewer referral treatments for specialists. In the absence of a service like MyPractice9, more dentists will take on the more complex treatments and specialists will continue to see a decline in their dental businesses as well. Our bias is that specialists should be doing specialty work. With our model, the specialist gets to choose where they want to work, when they want to work and the types of cases they want to work on."

As the dental industry continues its technological and operational transformation other firms are filling in infrastructure that is needed to help the next generation dental practice. Mobile digital imaging services, for example, have begun popping up around the country. Vans, carrying the latest Computerized Tomography (CT) technology simply pull up in front of a dental office at a specified time. Patients step in and instantly receive their CT scan saving the dentist tens of thousands in equipment expense.

"All this disruption is actually a normal part of business cycles," said Hill. "The great news is that disruption always opens the door for more opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded companies. I have been in dentistry for 24 years and this is about as exciting of a time as I have seen."

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FXDD Connects the World of Trading with Metatrader

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / — FXDD is an industry leader in international trade with millions of transactions processed and over 15 years in business. Through MetaTrader4, one of the worlds’ most popular trading platforms, FXDD simplifies trading through technology, integrated tools and around the clock support.

A multi-faceted platform, Metatrader4 is a robust tool for FX, CFDs, and single stock trading. FXDD believes in the early adoption of technology that benefits trading globally. With an international reputation, FXDD is proud to partner with companies that continually innovate the world of trade.

As one of the first brokers to adopt the Metatrader4 technology in 2006, FXDD has built the backbone of our software infrastructure with the ability to leverage the technological achievements of this platform. Software like MT4 allows FXDD to be leading experts throughout the United States and Europe.

Designing a platform with a specific knowledge base and the unique services to support the Metatrader4 platform and other products is why FXDD has continued to utilize this amazing technology. Together, this unites MQL5 application developers and traders around the globe. Inside of this complex technology is a commitment to creating a simplistic platform for all investors. FXDD continues to partner with companies that are connected to the largest financial institutions in the world.

In the spirit of technological advancements before us, FXDD pioneered bridge technology, that allows traders to access the foreign exchange market through Metatrader4, the link between the MT4 platform and liquidity providers, delivering an incredibly fluid execution, with concise executable spreads across a multitude of asset classes offered to every investor.

By bridging the gap between institutions and retail trading, FXDD is able to offer a wide array of products and spreads through the Metatrader4 platform, providing best in class access to the global markets on one of the world’s most popular and most trusted platforms.

This ensures a very reliable execution consistently with ease of use, all the while enabling automated trading strategies (Expert Advisors) on FXDD’s systems around the clock .

Trading should not be complicated, and with FXDD’s advanced bridge technology, deep knowledge of the Metatrader4 platform, simplicity, and peace of mind are available for all investors.
With a trusted platform spanning almost two decades and accepted by regulatory organizations across the world, MT4 is used by hundreds of thousands of traders worldwide.

To learn more about FXDD, Metatrader4 and how to start trading today, connect with FXDD here.

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New Improved Digital Art Gallery

Artist Improves His Art Gallery

KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / —

Digital art is an art created by computer. These images can be viewed on screen, projected or printed out. The computer does not create art for you, however. Just like giving someone brushes and paints, does not make them an artist. The computer has an incredible range of possibilities for the creation of images, but not something you would necessarily want to put on your wall! It takes the eye of an artist to make the choices necessary to find something pleasing on the eye.

There is a good range of software available for computer and online digital art. Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw and Painter to name a few popular ones. I particularly like creating abstract designs with fractal software. The main one I use is 'Apophysis' which is a fractal flame software. It has an amazing range of possibilities and tools, with which I am in total control of all the elements, colour schemes and output resolution. I usually always use a combination of all this software to create the finished product.

Getting the 'art' from the computer involves printing in one form or another, also art can be displayed on the computer, as in the case of screen savers or backgrounds, or projected. What I like to do, however, is to render at incredibly high resolution and print in fine detail. Printing on canvas gives a very nice quality product which can enhance your living or workspace.

New improved art gallery sites provide market space for sellers and buyers of artistic pieces. It`s a very effective instrument, which connects national and international buyers with artists directly. Artists exhibit their creations in online expositions letting potential buyers select pieces online comfortably and fast. It`s progressive device, which allows them to sell their creations inexpensively and with no commissions.

These websites have high quality images of pieces which are divided by medium – watercolor, oil, pastel, portraits and others. Also, these expositions can be separated by subject – animals, abstract, urban, etc. Among traditional styles, they also have new fine art such as computer animation, digital pieces, etc. Visitors may find interesting and rare creations such as paper prints from the 1950s and 1960s, oil on canvas from the 1930s, Russian works from the Soviet epoch and other out-of-the-ordinary vintage creations.

Art galleries are an effective way for the unknown artists because they have high traffic and always develop and create traffic to it. A single unknown master can create his own site, but it may not have enough traffic on it. They may link their own site with the website. Well-organized marketing strategy helps to keep these galleries search-friendly and visible. It drives more traffic and more people will know about him and his work. Online expositions have a featured painters list with masters, who have the most perspective on such works.

Painters also can use some tools to increase exposure to their galleries. For example, they may send an e-card with their creations to potential buyers. These galleries also allow clients to send their work as e-cards. Web exhibitions provide public information about artists: their stories and bios. They are welcome to publish articles about their work on these sites. In their articles, they can explain their vision, providing insight into their talent. They may write everything, whatever they think may be interesting and reflect their artistic point of view.

Online museums of art are, in and of themselves, great web exhibitions. They have collections of masterpieces from all over the world. There are thousands of works of masters from all history, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Caravaggio, Raphael and others. Galleries of famous works are very important from both a cultural and education prospective. They include not only the most famous works, but they also have lesser-known paintings of famous painters. There also is available biographies of the masters and history of the particular piece.
Online art sites also have information about classes, tools and supplies, news, etc. An interesting idea was to create activities for children. A range of activities for kids are included between other history lessons and color selection games. Kids may like painting technique demonstrations and drawing projects. Students probably will have a lot of fun imitating popular masters. Or, they may be happy using different styles on the base of masterpieces with tools, provided by these websites.

The Online Art Gallery

There are various large art museums available in different countries all around the world that have exceptional parts for contemporary art. But not all museums specialize in it the manner contemporary art museum does. Special museum has something for everyone – from kids to senior citizens. These museums have a blend of new and old art. Local museums and galleries are certainly popular all around the world. Constructed in fine regal buildings on the road the contemporary museums enchant the tourist with their great exhibition objects.
If you are a culture-interested tourist, then art gallery are some places you should definitely visit. The palace collections are great places to see. You can not only see the popular works of architect and painter but also the famous graphics, photography and drawings of modern art. Museums take many years to be constructed.

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Nutrigenomix Appoints Dr. Karen Eny as Director of Clinical Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 22, 2018 / — Nutrigenomix Inc., a global leader in genetic testing for personalized nutrition, announces the appointment of Dr. Karen Eny as Director of Clinical Services. Dr. Eny joins the clinical team at Nutrigenomix, bringing almost 15 years of experience in nutrigenomics research and clinical practice.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Eny join Nutrigenomix,” said Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, the company's founder and Chief Scientific Officer. “With her diverse experience in both genomics research and clinical nutrition she will lead the development of new evidence-based tools and resources to further enhance the services we offer to our network of thousands of health professionals.”

Prior to joining Nutrigenomix, Dr. Eny was a research fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Genetics and Genome Biology program and more recently in the Child Health and Evaluative Sciences program. During her fellowship as a Gibney Family Scholar of the Heart & Stroke Foundation she conducted genome-wide association studies to identify genes associated with cardiovascular disease risk markers in type 1 diabetes.

“As a nutrition professional with a passion for understanding the underlying genetic factors impacting food intake behaviours and our response to different foods, I am excited to be working with the team of leading nutrigenomics scientists and practitioners at Nutrigenomix.” said Dr. Eny. “With the advancement of scientific discoveries in the field of genomics, we now have the opportunity to provide enhanced personalized nutrition recommendations to optimize health and performance.”

Dr. Eny is a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutritional sciences and genomics research. She obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she investigated genetic determinants of sugar consumption. Her landmark study linking the GLUT2 gene to habitual sugar consumption was published in the journal Physiological Genomics and received world-wide media coverage. This genetic marker is included in several commercially available nutrigenetics tests.

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Nutrigenomix Inc. was founded in 2011 as a University of Toronto start-up biotechnology company that is dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and their clients with comprehensive genomic information, with the ultimate goal of improving health and performance through precision nutrition. The company has a network of over 8,000 healthcare practitioners in 35 countries plus exclusive distributors in 10 other countries. The personalized nutrition reports are available in 8 languages and the current 45-gene test panel is available for health, sport and fertility. For more information visit or email

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Trailblazing Cancer Treatments for Women: The Contributions of Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD

Trailblazing Cancer Treatments for Women: The Contributions of Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / — The contributions to biomedical research and cancer treatment by Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD have transformed the lives of patients around the world. Through dedicated oncological research and treatment, Dr. Troso-Sandoval brings hope and comprehensive resources both to Long Island area residents and distant patients.

If you’re one of the millions of courageous women in America surviving cancer, remaining cancer-free will require the guidance of a reliable and caring oncologist who delivers state-of-the-art treatments. Meet Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD, a New York oncologist who has transformed the lives of her patients with tactful, personalized approaches to cancer treatment.

Dr. Troso-Sandoval specializes in treating conditions such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer
uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer among others at the esteemed Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. One of the foremost cancer research centers in the world, the Memorial Sloan Kettering has offered unparalleled care and results to patients for over 130 years.

Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD has added her own scientific expertise to the specialized team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for years, treating patients with the utmost care and respect.

Patients describe her as “exceptional and caring” and tell us “her kindness and compassion make a difficult experience easier than it might be.”

Bringing Oncological Expertise to the Long Island Area

There are few things more beneficial to a cancer patient than a competent and trusting oncologist near to home. Dr. Troso-Sandoval brings her expertise to the millions of citizens in the Long Island and New York City area at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Rockville Centre.

She has been recognized locally and afar for her good work, her distinctions appearing in publications such as the Long Island Pulse magazine where Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval earned a feature on the Doctors of Distinction category in 2016, an esteemed list of the best practitioners in specific areas of medicine chosen by other medical experts.

Her expertise spans more than two decades of dedicated oncology in Long Island and beyond. Having earned prestigious degrees from Cornell and Princeton, Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD delivers world-class treatment with integrity and passion to each individual patient.

“I seek to know the whole patient—who they are, what is important to them.”1 She strives, as many practitioners simply neglect, to understand each patient individually and make treatments as personable and familiar as possible.

When categorizing the best oncologists in the greater New York area, it’s impossible to overlook the distinctions of Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval MD. More than once, she’s earned the Compassionate Doctor Recognition for her outstanding work in addition to receiving the Patients’ Choice Award for multiple consecutive years.

Of the over 1.5 million new cases of cancer expected to develop by the end of 20182, the women in the Long Island and New York City area know they have a competent, trustworthy oncologist in the hands of Dr. Tiffany Troso-Sandoval.

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Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Texas Artist Dawn Waters Baker as November Artist in Residence

I am interested in asking the questions of how a landscape holds the memory and emotion of war. How do the very trees, hills, fields and woods help evoke that memory and feeling?”

— Dawn Waters Baker, NPAF Artist in Residence

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, US, October 22, 2018 / — The Gettysburg National Military Park, in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) and the Gettysburg Foundation announced today that Dawn Waters Baker, a painter from Dallas, TX, will be the park’s November 2018 Artist-in-Residence, and will present her work to the public, on November 3rd at 10 AM at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.

For the most part, Dawn paints her landscapes in oils, painstakingly building up layers, but not merely for decorative or beautiful effects, but more as a window into more intangible things. She sees the landscapes that make up the largest portion of her work not merely as useful “subjects” but as a passage into something greater than the human perspective. Explains Waters Baker: “I am trying to hit at something of the sublime which is the mixture of nature's great beauty but also its’ danger and encompassing presence when you’re in it.” And speaking of Gettysburg’s fields and Memorials: “They show us how personal it is to our American story. And at Gettysburg we have the rare chance to enter the memory and emotion of that story.”

Dawn Waters Baker was born and raised in the Philippines as an expatriate, and only came to the United States when she was 18. This formative experience of witnessing poverty and grace has given her, in her artist’s path, a determined and searching viewpoint that does not take things for granted. Though represented at galleries in Dallas, New York, Scottsdale, and Tulsa, she takes pride in her volunteer work at ALERT, a non-profit where she coaches at-risk and trafficked girls to use art to express themselves. As well as working on new work while she is at the park, Dawn is looking forward to making a presentation or leading some painting workshops for the public during her time at the park.

Dawn will use the November 2018 residency to create artwork inspired by the open fields and woods of the Military Park. She shares with many artists of the past, like William Turner and Paul Cézanne her insight into the active ever-present mystery of nature. Comments Waters Baker, “I am interested in asking the questions of how a landscape holds the memory and emotion of war. How do the very trees, hills, fields and woods help evoke that memory and feeling? How does beauty go hand in hand with something so horrible as a Civil War? There is an awe and respect that comes with being in a place that is so deeply beautiful. I want the opportunity to be "schooled" by such a place,” and she adds, by way of summation: “…what I can bring to the park is a listening to the space.”

“Gettysburg National Military Park has offered inspiration to artists for more than 150 years,” said Christopher Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park. “The Artist-in-Residence program engages new audiences and tells Gettysburg’s stories in new and compelling ways.”

The painter will be presenting her work informally to the public during at least one public presentation, on November 3rd at 10 am at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and possibly will be hosting a painting workshop at the park. Dawn Waters Baker, a gifted and perceptive landscape artist is very much on the lookout for the mysterious qualities in the landscape that may present themselves to her at America’s battlefield Park.

The Gettysburg battlefield has a long artistic tradition that includes sketches by Alfred Waud during the fighting in 1863, the iconic photography of Alexander Gardner in the immediate aftermath of battle, over a thousand memorial sculptural treasures, and commemorative works by Gutzon Borglum and many others.

NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by The Gettysburg Foundation and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks.

John Cargill
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Traveling Artists Coming to Chaco Culture NHP this October

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, NEW MEXICO, US, October 22, 2018 / — The Combat Artist, Veteran, and Author, Commander Chip Beck (USN, Ret.) and his wife Kathy have traveled the world for over three decades, making art, spending time in 146 countries and covering over 20 wars, expanding their horizons both artistically and in myriad unforeseen ways. Theirs is not a common story of love, or of art. They met at a CIA-FBI office party 32 years ago, which immediately set the standard for a life of uncommon adventure and opportunity.

The Becks will be coming to Chaco Culture National Historical Park this October, as artists-in-residence for the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF). They will be around the park creating art and giving presentations – if visitors are lucky enough to run across them or have a chance to attend a presentation, this AiR is designed for unique public interaction. And Commander Beck will be doing an artist presentation on October 27th, 3PM, at the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Visitors Center Auditorium at the park.

Chip has been a Combat Artist for over 20 wars, and since 1968 has fulfilled art assignments for the Navy, CIA, Defense Department, and the State Department. He has sketched and painted indigenous cultures (people, environments, and artifacts) in remote locations of Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. His warmest memories remain of Cambodia, “because the people were so brave,” he says. Some made it through, and some didn’t live to see the end of the terrible regime of the Khmer Rouge. It was there that Chip lost a friend – a Cambodian Army Lieutenant named Chhun Tep. Lieutenant Tep didn’t survive, but his mother, wife and six children did, thanks to Chip’s work – he rescued them along with nearly 200 other people as Cambodia was falling. He is still in touch with the entire family, including his comrade’s mom, affectionately called Grandma. She will be 108 next month, and still has all her faculties. Lieutenant Tep’s wife, a village woman in Cambodia, worked hard in America and went on to earn the Business Woman of the Year award in Long Beach. The children have all done well for themselves, and when speaking with Commander Beck, it is obvious how highly he regards the family, and how important they are to him. The book he recently finished about his experiences in Cambodia, “Final Days of Heroes,” is on the market, hoping for a publication date of 2019.

Kathy, who was busy catching spies while Chip was working to simultaneously impart the impact of war and the sameness of humanity, has turned in recent years to fabric arts. A sketch artist, portrait painter, professor and potter, she has taken to making wonderful quilts. Kathy’s mom was a very talented seamstress, and taught Kathy by example, “that making things oneself was the most natural behavior in the world, highly enjoyable, and not limited to one area.” She certainly has not limited herself to one area, and to fill the void after unexpectedly losing her mom four years ago, she took up quilting. She was game to learn the new ways (from a group of Mennonite women, no less!). While technology has made things easier, she accurately points out that “the artist is still in control of the vision and the destination.”

Chip Beck speaks well about digital enhancement of photos, and about combat art. He appreciates the flexibility of sketching, painting, and digital photography over simple photographs. Says Beck, “The artist has the ability to depict only what is important to him, to leave out the superfluous, or to take two experiences and combine them into one.” He cites as example a painting of helicopters coming in over a football game. In real life, one subject was in front of him and one behind him, but he was able to combine them and create the feeling of being there. Cameras can only catch one perspective at a time. Like Kathy, Chip is also always learning, and at an NPAF residency in Gettysburg last year, he enjoyed “combining photos of the Stone Soldiers with photos of beautiful sunsets, for instance. It depicts what I saw, but at two different times.”

They are enjoying retirement, but not exactly slowing down. They are both members of the Loundoun Sketch Club and Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) in Loundoun County, Virginia, their home base. Chip has a three month solo exhibit from December to February in the Leesburg Courthouse, the residency at Chaco, and this past year they took several trips, including a memorable journey to New Zealand.

With credentials like this (and far more than we could hope to fit in one story), you might think to be intimidated by such a couple, but these folks are as lovely and down-to-earth as they are talented. Check out some of Chip’s work at, and be sure to say hello if you see either of them around the park!

Programs like Chaco Culture National Historical Park’s artist-in-residence series, in which artists seek inspiration in the beauty and history of our national parks, and agree to share their ideas with park patrons, represent some of the highest aspirations of the National Park Service, an arm of the US Department of the Interior.

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is the only nationwide organization working with the NPS to promote arts programs, and is continually expanding its Artist-in-Residence opportunities to NPS locations nationwide. 

The NPAF encourages all types of artists to apply for these residencies, from traditional landscape painters, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. For more information on how you can support the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Artist in Residence or for more information about this and other programs, visit

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Women's Health Leader Dr. Victoria Mondloch Returns to CUTV News Radio

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / — CUTV News Radio announced today it will feature Dr. Victoria Mondloch in a 12-part series hosted by Doug Llewelyn and Jim Masters every Wednesday from September 26th to December 12th at 12pm ET.

Dr. Victoria Mondloch is a practicing physician with over 30 years of experience specializing in women’s health, family medicine and preventive health and wellness. An OBGYN by training, today Dr. Mondloch describes herself as a wellness physician, partnering with her patients to deliver the best healthcare possible.

“We need physicians to empower patients and educate them on the best ways to get healthy, be healthy and stay healthy,” says Dr. Mondloch.

According to Dr. Mondloch, the foundation of health is hormonal balance, which traditional western medicine too often ignores, overlooks or outright dismisses. Dr. Mondloch says hormones should be the first thing we examine.

This is especially important for young adolescent girls entering puberty, but pediatrician offices are not set up to adequately meet the adolescent’s needs. They need to feel not only engaged, but listened to, and above all, educated.

“My shift in approach is that I feel nobody addresses or educates the adolescent,” says Dr. Mondloch. “They are the forgotten females. So many physicians don’t take the time to educate them or their mothers, but who else is going to teach a young girl who has just had her first period about hormones? Where is this teaching going to come from?”

That’s why Dr. Mondloch wrote Blossoming: Becoming a Woman, an owner’s manual for the transition from young adult to womanhood. Blossoming offers mothers and daughters the groundbreaking truth about becoming a woman that they won’t find on the internet.

“I’m putting a face to the science. If your daughter has too little progesterone, that’s why she has crampy periods that are irregular. There are symptoms that go with those symptoms that can be measured, and if you can measure it, you can address it.”

“I want every woman, every mom and their adolescent daughter, to understand that there’s a resource they can go to,” says Dr. Mondloch. “If this book doesn’t help, they can go to their gynecologist, and if the gynecologist doesn’t help, they can contact me directly.”

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

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Teleopti invited onto Cisco SolutionPlus Program

Cisco customers and partners now can access a best-of-breed cloud Workforce Management solution on the Cisco Systems global price list

Together Teleopti and Cisco can ensure transformative WFM solutions providing value and efficiency combined with a remarkable customer experience worldwide”

— Olle Düring, CEO, Teleopti

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, October 22, 2018 / — Teleopti, a global provider of workforce management (WFM) software, has been invited onto the Cisco SolutionsPlus program enabling customers to order Teleopti WFM Cloud from Cisco sales teams and channel partners. Teleopti WFM Cloud being newly listed in the SolutionsPlus catalog streamlines the procurement of the cloud-based platform, with specialized SKUs and end-to-end support for Cisco sales and partners.

Vasili Triant, General Manager and Vice President Customer Care, Cisco said, “At Cisco, we want to offer our customers choices, and also help them move with the market to increasingly more integrated solutions and cloud services through an open, integrated ecosystem. With the addition of Teleopti WFM Cloud to the SolutionsPlus program, our partners and customers now have direct access to a best-of-breed WFM solution from a company with years of proven success deploying WFM in the cloud, both in local markets and across the globe.”

Cisco SolutionsPlus places a select set of Cisco compatible products and related services on the Cisco Systems price list, enabling customers to order directly through the Cisco ecosystem. Teleopti products included in the program complement and augment Cisco's advanced technology portfolio to enable partners to create complete solutions for their contact center customers.

Teleopti WFM Cloud delivers a functionality-rich platform for workforce forecasting, scheduling and management to improve operational accuracy and efficiency, employee engagement and customer satisfaction. With more than ten years’ experience in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market, Teleopti continues to focus solely on WFM to provide the best product, delivery and support to help partners and their customers excel at workforce management.

Olle Düring, CEO at Teleopti added, “Following Teleopti’s long relationship and development collaboration with Cisco, and Cisco channels, we are delighted to expand our reach and make it easier for all Cisco channels to order Teleopti WFM Cloud directly from Cisco. Our listing on the SolutionsPlus program is recognition that together Teleopti and Cisco can ensure transformative WFM solutions providing value and efficiency combined with a remarkable customer experience worldwide. Organizations using Teleopti’s workforce management solution see the positive work-life benefits for their staff and research studies show that Teleopti customers are 23% more efficient than other contact centers.”

All products available under the SolutionsPlus program have been subjected to a rigorous process of feature and interoperability testing and have been certified to be compatible with current Cisco products for which they are integrated, both now and in the future.

Learn more about the opportunities of Teleopti WFM Cloud on Cisco SolutionsPlus on the Teleopti website.

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Study attributed to Thomas Gainsborough titled The Honourable Mrs. Graham will headline Woodshed's November 1st auction

Study attributed to Thomas Gainsborough (Br., 1727-1788), titled The Honourable Mrs. Graham.

Untitled oil on panel abstract painting attributed to Joaquin Torres Garcia (Uruguayan, 1874-1949).

Acrylic and oil stick on canvas attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), titled Cut Off.

Stylized rendering of Mick Jagger attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), signed front and back.

Tempera and gouache on paper attributed to Clause Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Waterlilies, signed.

It's a study for perhaps the renowned English painter’s most intricate and recognizable composition and one of the finest examples of 18th century portraiture.

Discovering the under-drawing on what we believe to be Gainsborough's oil study for The Honourable Mrs. Graham led to the creation of this select grouping of historic artists.”

— Bruce Wood

FRANKLIN, MASS., UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / — FRANKLIN, Mass. – A study attributed to Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), for perhaps the renowned English painter’s most intricate and recognizable composition – The Honourable Mrs. Graham – one of the finest examples of 18th century portraiture, is an expected headliner in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next fine art auction, titled Gainsborough, Monet, Warhol & Friends.

The auction will be held on Thursday, November 1st, online and live in the 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. Live bidding will begin promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern time. People can register and bid now, at Previews will be held at the 500 Gallery starting on Wednesday, October 24th. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted.

The auction will comprise a select group of 58 paintings and studies by, and attributed to, master artists such as Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982), Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956), Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), Joaquin Torres Garcia (Uruguayan, 1874-1949) and Gainsborough.

“Discovering the under-drawing on what we believe to be Gainsborough's oil study for The Honourable Mrs. Graham led to the creation of this select grouping of historic artists,” said Bruce Wood, the owner of Woodshed Art Auctions. “The range of working techniques, from 18th and 19th century academic methods to the loose Impressionist renderings, through the energetic applications of the Expressionists, provides an amazing introduction to the evolution of Western art in the past 200 years. The auction may be light on quantity, but it’s very strong on quality.”

The Honourable Mrs. Graham is one of the most famous paintings in the Scottish National Gallery. The background of the exhibited version is a quintessential Gainsborough Rococo landscape, while the study in the auction replaces a bucolic hillscape with a seemingly opaque mass of darkness, capped by an eerie sunset – a stark contrast to the pale, white Mrs. Graham.

This variation in backgrounds is a clearest indication that the work being sold is perhaps a preparation sketch for the more intricate version that hangs in Scotland. Gainsborough was famous for dabbling in a variety of prominent styles during his illustrious career, and the background in the study is reminiscent of the one in Gainsborough’s self-portrait, from 1759.

Interestingly, the subject in the painting was born Mary Cathcart, daughter of the Scottish ambassador to Russia. She spent her early years at the Court of Catherine the Great before her marriage to Thomas Graham in 1774. She was one of the most beautiful women of her time and Gainsborough, smitten with her himself, painted her multiple times, most often from memory.

The painting, in a 40 ¼ inch by 55 inch frame, has a pre-sale estimate of $75,000-$100,000. And, while it is in exceptional condition, it does show signs of age, furthering the notion that it is a study by Gainsborough. The manner of cracking is consistent with other portraits of the period, including the one in the National Gallery and in his works at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

A few other paintings in the sale carry even higher estimates than the Gainsborough. One is an acrylic and oil stick on canvas attributed to the late Pop Art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat, titled Cut Off. The 45 ½ inch by 59 inch (in the frame) painting is signed and dated (“81”) verso. It has an estimate of $80,000-$120,000. Basquiat used his art to express social commentary and criticism.

Carrying an identical $80,000-$120,000 estimate is an oil on panel abstract painting attributed to Joaquin Torres Garcia, signed and dated (“43”) bottom right and housed in an 18 ¼ inch by 30 ½ inch frame. Garcia is perhaps Uruguay’s most famous artist. He sought to synthesize the classical with the avant-garde. During his lifetime he exhibited widely and garnered international acclaim.

Yet another six-figure candidate is Jackson Pollock, the American painter widely known for his role as a leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Offered will be an enamel paint on canvas attributed to Pollock, titled Red, Orange, Yellow and Black Drip, signed and dated (“51”) bottom left. The 26 ½ inch by 38 ¾ inch unframed work has an estimate of $80,000-$100,000.

The French Impressionist Claude Monet is represented more than once in the sale, first with a tempera and gouache on paper titled Waterlilies, signed and verso marked with a gallery stamp and reference number (est. $50,000-$80,000); and second with a tempera on paper titled Winter Landscape, signed and verso stamped “Collection Simon, Paris, France.” (est. $25,000-$35,000). Both are framed attributions and come with COAs from the Art Collectors Group, Luxembourg.

An oil on canvas attributed to the internationally renowned Cuban artist Wifredo Lam, titled Horned Figures, signed bottom right and measuring 20 ¾ inches by 27 ¼ inches (framed) is expected to reach $50,000-$60,000; while a stylized rendering of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, signed front and back and with the verso stamp of Arthur Tooth Gallery (London) and a label with a reference number, in an 18 ¾ inch by 14 ¾ inch frame, should realize $15,000-$20,000.

An oil on board Floral Still Life attributed to Emil Carlsen (American, 1853-1932), signed bottom left, in a 10 inch by 12 inch frame, is expected to sell for $6,000-$8,000. Also, a gouache on cardstock work attributed to Andre Derain (French, 1880-1954), titled Elegant Strollers with Harlequins, signed bottom right and with an undated auction label on the back of the 15 ¾ inch by 26 inch frame, should bring $5,000-$7,000. Derain co-founded Fauvism with Henri Matisse.

Woodshed Art Auctions is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration and live and online art auctions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The firm is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277; or, e-mail him at

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Source: EIN Presswire