Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, President of the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, Leads in Robotic Excision of Endometriosis Procedures in The United States


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Dr. Jonathan Zaidan is a da Vinci robotic surgeon specializing in robotic excision of endometriosis in women. Dr. Zaidan currently ranks as the leader in total number of robotic procedures performed nationally.

Robotic surgery can treat many gynecologic problems including endometriosis, abdominal and/or pelvic adhesions (scar tissue), adenomyosis, infertility, pelvic organ prolapse, and uterine fibroids.

The first office for The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America (ETCA) is now opened in Lake Orion, Michigan at 1430 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362. In the coming months, ETCA will open offices in Birmingham and Madison Heights, with plans to begin expanding further throughout the state by December.

The benefits of a robotic surgery as compared to traditional open abdominal surgery include:

  •     Potential increased opportunity for future pregnancy
  •     Significantly less pain
  •     Less blood loss
  •     Fewer complications
  •     Less scarring
  •     A shorter hospital stay
  •     A faster return to normal daily activities

The robotic surgical approach allows surgeons to perform a minimally invasive, yet remarkably precise, treatment for the patient. It is the unique level of control and precision that is achieved with robotics that allows them to provide what they believe is a far more precise and thorough reconstruction then could be achieved with traditional open surgery.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.centerofendometriosis.com to utilize live chat and find a location near you. Appointments can also be made at (248) 731-2141.

About Women’s Excellence

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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Mobile Aesthetic Services Now Available in Oakland County, Michigan


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Introduced in 2020, Urban Aesthetics is the only aesthetic provider in Michigan to operate at a full concierge standard. Urban Aesthetics will bring the art of beauty directly to you in the comfort of your own home. By offering convenient hours including days, evening, and weekend appointments, Urban Aesthetics is designed to fit your lifestyle and schedule.

Suzana Marku, NP-C, founder of Urban Aesthetics and Nurse Practitioner for Women’s Excellence aims to help all women feel more self-confident in their own skin.

“At Urban Aesthetics, we believe there is a connection between a positive body image and overall health and wellness for women. When women feel good about themselves, it can significantly impact their emotional health and reduce stress. We are committed to enhancing your life and well-being. With great care, confidentiality, integrity, and knowledge, we will listen to your personal goals and honor your specific needs to give you the absolute best care that you deserve. We are proud to be able to go above and beyond to make you feel like your best self!” says Suzana Marku, NP-C, founder of Urban Aesthetics.

Urban Aesthetics offers an array of affordably priced services aimed to help women feel confident with their face and body. These services include:

  • Skin consultations
  • Facial extractions
  • Chemical peels
  • Anti-aging regimens
  • Injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and a variety of fillers for facial and lip enhancement
  • Dermaplaning

Urban Aesthetics is determined to stay connected to innovation in the world of cosmetics and add additional services to their menu as they become available and safety and effectiveness is verified. All treatments will be performed by Suzana Marku, NP-C, licensed and certified provider of aesthetic treatments.

“With reliable personalized service and competitive pricing, we will go above and beyond to preserve the beauty and youth within every one of our clients,” says Suzana Marku, NP-C, founder of Urban Aesthetics. “Success can be achieved in different ways, and we strongly believe that one measure of personal success is comfort in one’s own skin.”

For more information or request an appointment, please visit https://www.womensexcellence.com/urban-aesthetics/

About Women’s Excellence

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America Welcomes a Team of Physician Assistants to Support Comprehensive Endometriosis Care for Women


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The Endometriosis Treatment center of America is pleased to welcome a new team of Physician Assistants that will work directly with patients with a new or established diagnosis of endometriosis.

“As the need for surgical interventions, like excision of endometriosis, increases, we needed to expand our team in the offices to manage new and established patients with pelvic pain and endometriosis and maintaining treatment plans developed specifically for these patients. By expanding our team, we will increase our ability and goal of seeing patients within 1-2 days based on their needs and acuity of care,” says Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America.

Lauren Toma, PA, is graduated from Rush University in Chicago, IL. “Throughout my time at the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, I have seen countless patients with pelvic pain who just want to be heard. I strive to treat all my patients like they were my family member and want them to feel taken care of,” says Toma.

Kaylee Traver, PA, graduated from Eastern Michigan University. “I am passionate about working in Women’s Health and helping women feel their best. I truly enjoy being able to help women with Endometriosis achieve a better quality of life. I’m so excited for the opportunity to work with this great group of providers to offer care for this community,” says Traver.

Emily Zellmer, PA, graduated from Des Moines University. “I want to provide endometriosis patients hope and a life that is not dictated by their disease, giving them more control to live the life they desire,” says Zellmer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.centerofendometriosis.com to utilize live chat and find a location near you. Appointments can also be made at (248) 731-2141.

About Women’s Excellence

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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Celebrated Ocoee River Serves as Regional Tourism Anchor


Ocoee Rafters readying their teams.

As a foremost recreation destination of international acclaim, the Ocoee has also become a hydro-powered economic engine that washes a sprawling area of Southern Appalachia with jobs and much-needed tourism dollars.

The Ocoee River earned international fame as the 1996 Summer Olympic site for the first ever whitewater kayaking and canoeing competitions. The river was dubbed by an observer as “the most fantastic whitewater slalom course in the world.”

Twenty-five years later, the Ocoee River still swarms with kayakers and rafters from the world over. It consistently holds title as the most popular whitewater rafting venue in the United States, outdrawing even Colorado’s Rocky Mountain-fed Arkansas River and the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania’s Poconos.

“It is between us and the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN for taking the most people down the river each year,” said Ryan Cooke, president of the Ocoee River Outfitters Association. “We go back and forth.”

Given that the Pigeon and Nantahala Rivers are only a couple of hours away, either to the east or south, it’s difficult to dispute that these Tennessee River Valley tributaries offer visitors an assortment of high-intensity river adventuring in the United States.

Economic Runoff

As a foremost recreation destination of international acclaim, the Ocoee has also become a hydro-powered economic engine that washes a sprawling area of Southern Appalachia with jobs and much-needed tourism dollars.

The most recent study gauging the river’s commercial recreation benefits to the 30-county tri-state region determined that the rafting industry was fueling economic activity to the tune of nearly $45 million a year, supporting many hundreds of jobs, underwriting around $15 million in worker paychecks, and annually generating more than three-and-a-half million dollars in tax revenues.

The Ocoee’s 24 outfitters permitted by the state of Tennessee to operate on the river are projected to navigate a couple hundred thousand soaking-wet thrill seekers down the exhilarating watercourse this year.

Recreation on the Ocoee River is undoubtedly a “major economic driver” to Polk County and the rugged rural counties that surround it, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said earlier this month during a media day celebrating the launch of 2021’s rafting season.

“This place right here is a unique spot,” said Lee, standing on the sun-drenched river bank and pointing to the Ocoee’s sparkling, swirling currents a few feet away. “I knew when I was a kid that this was one of the most beautiful places in all of America. Now, being in the position that I am in, it is all the more important to me that all of America knows that this is one of the most beautiful places in all of America.”

Lee and members of his administration on hand for the event commended the rafting outfitters and various local, state and federal stakeholders — including TVA and the U.S. Forest Service — who came together in 2018 to reach a new long-term river management and recreation-promotion agreement.

Floating In from Far-Flung Destinations

Diane Arnold of the Murray County Chamber of Commerce in North Georgia, which borders the Tennessee state line and Polk County, said her county views itself as a “gateway” to Southern Appalachian recreation. And local businesses there regard the Ocoee as a “regional asset” that benefits them, too, along with a host of other destinations in virtually every direction.

“We have a lot of folks coming through our county for outdoor recreation — going to the Ocoee River or the Cohutta Wilderness or Fort Mountain State Park or even Gatlinburg,” Arnold said.

Tourism is the top-performing economic sector for the county, and historic Highway 411 feeds steady streams of woodsy solitude and moving-water seekers not just from the Atlanta metro area, but urban centers throughout Florida, she said.

Waterborne Character Building

Besides being around the river on a daily basis, Cooke said the most fulfilling aspect of being a guide on the Ocoee is introducing people to an exciting, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable activity that can change how they see the world.

Countless teens and young adults come to the Ocoee River each year through church groups and outreach volunteer efforts, many of them from urban and suburban environments worlds away from wild mountains and raging rapids.

“For many, it is a life-altering experience,” Cooke said. “Running the turbulent rapids instills confidence, nurtures courage, stimulates elation and can spark a boundless love and profound respect for nature.”

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Mediaplanet Teams Up with AHA, ADA, and Know Diabetes By Heart Ambassador Dr. Joshua Joseph To Help Those Living With Diabetes


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As the nation begins to recover from COVID-19, the estimated 34.2 million Americans living with diabetes remain particularly vulnerable.

As the nation begins to recover from COVID-19, the estimated 34.2 million Americans living with diabetes remain particularly vulnerable. Perhaps even more concerning is the approximate 88 million Americans who have prediabetes and the staggering 84 percent of them who do not know it. In 2021, we must educate and advocate for this life-threatening disease, which is why Mediaplanet has teamed up with industry to create its most comprehensive diabetes campaign yet.

Distributed in today’s edition of USA TODAY in various markets and online through Mediaplanet’s health content hub, “Living With Diabetes” will serve as the leading wellness guide for the diabetic community, as well as an educational resource to readers nationwide.

With diabetes and prediabetes growing steadily within the United States, this campaign aims to raise awareness for easier management for both people living with diabetes, and their healthcare providers and caregivers. It will also highlight the newest innovations in treatment and management technology, allowing patients to live life to the fullest while carefully managing their diabetes.

The campaign takes a newfound focus on the relationship between wound care, glucose monitoring, and nutrition, an often-overlooked intersection of essential care that demands attention. This call to action for diabetics to take charge of their health is cultivated by well-respected associations, such as the ADA, NKF, DRIF, AHA and many more.

At the core of the campaign is the joint initiative co-led by the ADA and AHA, Know Diabetes By Heart, who’s key contributions brought on board our esteemed cover star Dr. Joshua J. Joseph an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes and metabolism at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Joseph addresses the ethnic disparities seen in diabetes, and how we can overcome racial, social, and economic barriers to better health.

We invite you to explore the campaign in USA TODAY and online at http://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/campaign/diabetes, and join us in empowering people living with diabetes. Diabetes doesn’t stop for COVID, and neither can we!

About Mediaplanet

Mediaplanet specializes in the creation of content marketing campaigns covering a variety of industries. We tell meaningful stories that educate our audience and position our clients as solution providers. Our unique ability to pair the right leaders with the right readers, through the right platforms, has made Mediaplanet a global content marketing powerhouse. Our award-winning stories have won the hearts of countless readers while serving as a valuable platform for brands and their missions. Just call us storytellers with a purpose. Please visit http://www.mediaplanet.com for more on who we are and what we do.

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Union Cannabis Group Expands Legal Team as it Expands Across the Country


Zach Heller Joins Union Cannabis Group as General Counsel

“UCG is at the pinnacle of its field when it comes to creating premium quality cannabis products,” Heller said.

Union Cannabis Group (UCG Inc.; UCG), a leading product manufacturing and brand licensing company in the recreational cannabis industry, expanded its legal team this week with the addition of attorney Zach Heller as General Counsel.

With a J.D. from New England Law | Boston and an LL.M. from N.Y.U. School of Law, Heller comes from an extensive background in commercial litigation in the consumer product, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He views the current time as being an inflection point for cannabis in the United States and is excited to turn his legal skills to the cannabis industry.

“UCG is at the pinnacle of its field when it comes to creating premium quality cannabis products,” he said. “I foresee UCG continuing to lead the field when it comes to providing turnkey solutions for cannabis companies looking to navigate the thorny application process and then helping them design, specify and build out their facilities in a best-of-class way.”

Heller will work closely with UCG’s Chief Legal Officer, Eli Korer, and will play an important role in supporting the commercial side of the business while focusing on minimizing risk. “Zach’s experience and capability is not only going to allow UCG to identify, minimize and manage legal and business risk exposure in an inherently risky industry, but also support UCG’s deal flow. With Zach’s support on legal, regulatory, compliance and project management components of UCG’s projects, UCG’s deals are bound to start racking up,” said Korer.

UCG also owns and operates the award-winning brand Dabstract, a connoisseur recreational brand that is available throughout the state of Washington and is currently expanding to four additional states.

“Zach will be a vital member who will assist UCG in expanding its footprint on both the licensing and facility partnership side of the business,” said Sushanta Parikh, UCG’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is rare to find someone with the background he has in high-stakes litigation who also has such a strong sense of business contractual arrangements, which can be difficult in the cannabis industry at this time. And bonus – he’s an overall great guy.”

Heller likened the cannabis industry and its various legal regimes to a puzzle, which he said he loves. “As more and more jurisdictions are legalizing and commercializing recreational cannabis use, I could not be more excited to advise and guide UCG through the regulatory challenges presented in each new market,” he said.

About UCG:

Union Cannabis Group (UCG Inc.; UCG) is a cannabis brand and product company that also offers design and installation services for cannabis extraction facilities, manufacturing process training, product formulation, and brand licensing. UCG serves clients in multiple states, with clients including Washington’s leading cannabis producer, where UCG also designed and currently operates the largest processing facility in the State. Dabstract, a premier award-winning brand of recreational cannabis extracts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UCG.

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AIHM Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine Accepting Healthcare Practitioner Applicants and Awarding Scholarships for Oct 2021 Session


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“We encourage healthcare practitioners from a broad range of professions into our program as we know that we can improve healthcare through collaboration and sharing perspectives amongst all providers,” said Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM, Founding AIHM President.

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine, a 1000-hour hybrid program for clinicians who aim to become leaders in integrative health and medicine, has expanded its program and is accepting applications for October 2021. Rooted in evidence-based research, the Fellowship was launched in 2016 and blends online learning with clinical immersion experience. Scholarships are available on a limited first come first serve basis in these areas as well as others: licensed providers working with the underserved; allied healthcare professionals; and licensed providers from and/or working with BIPOC communities.

“We encourage healthcare practitioners from a broad range of professions into our program as we know that we can improve healthcare through collaboration and sharing perspectives amongst all providers,” said Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM, Founding AIHM President.

“We provide highly effective tools that can be integrated in their own practice to ultimately have a ripple effect of health and wellness through communities and cities,” she added.

Fellows are licensed clinicians or licensed healthcare providers most of whom have their MD or DO or a masters degree. Participants typically become Fellows for continuing education and a meaningful connection to a deeper mission, often helping to address provider burnout and a desire to broaden their sense of purpose.

Nearly 200 graduates of the Fellowship apply their integrative approach to health and medicine in their work nationwide as doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors and naturopaths among other professions. The online learning platform provides flexibility to take courses when convenient for the applicant, such as between seeing patients or in the evenings. Immersive experiences include virtual observation and interaction with leaders in Integrative Medicine practicing in a variety of clinical settings. This year’s online format allows for even more flexibility for working adult learners and a reduced environmental impact.

The curriculum includes a focus on integrative disease management, clinical immersion and self study, nutrition, botanicals and supplements, environmental and global health and more with courses building on the learning foundation in a progressive manner. Three retreats focus on the community and connection and reinforces the curriculum through experiential sessions in the beginning, middle and end of the program. One clinical immersion experience offers virtual input from expert faculty on actual patient case studies to help address patient needs.

More affordable than similar Fellowship programs in Integrative Health and Medicine, AIHM’s Fellowship tuition is approximately $26,000. They offer equitable pricing through scholarships, institutional support, and match programs. Approximately fifty percent of Fellows are eligible for scholarships, with over $1 million awarded to date. Scholarships are based on financial need, work embedded within underserved communities, the cost of living in the state where the applicant lives as well as other factors.

The AIHM Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine was unanimously approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) committee in 2015. This means that MDs and DOs who successfully complete the Fellowship have satisfied ABOIM Eligibility Requirement 7(1) and are eligible to sit for the ABOIM exam. In March 2021, the AIHM Fellowship was also re-recognized by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health & Medicine.

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) is a global interprofessional integrative health association working to transform health care – body, mind, spirit, community and planet. AIHM has been the leading professional organization for the holistic and integrative community since its formation in 1978. With the recent merger with the Academic Collaborative of Integrative Health (ACIH), the organization has combined forces with the most important pioneers of the integrative health movement for maximum impact. Together, they are creating health and wellness on a global scale through education, collaboration, and building a global movement.

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Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, President of Women’s Excellence, Launches the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America


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Endometriosis is a debilitating disease in women causing painful periods, painful sexual intercourse, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. Endometriosis is often times difficult to diagnose and complicated to treat due to the extensive nature of the disease and the inconsistencies in symptoms among patients. The new Endometriosis Treatment Center of America is founded on principles of efficient care, outstanding customer service, and expert treatment options for women.

Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence recognized the need for a dedicated specialty center focusing on all facets of endometriosis. According to Dr. Zaidan, “The treatment of endometriosis is not a one-size-fits-all approach. In most cases, patients require a multi-modal plan of care harnessing medicinal, surgical, and natural treatments to reduce symptoms. Since endometriosis is a chronic disease, most patients require frequent visits and maintenance protocols after surgery. We have also learned over the years that women with endometriosis are experts themselves. These patient research and understand the disease and desire care from providers with equivalent knowledge, attention for detail, and eagerness to spread awareness about the disease. Our new center offers women a dedicated Team of providers and support staff who fully understand endometriosis and aim to continually evolve as treatment protocols advance.”

In supporting their mission to provide expert treatments to women, Dr. Zaidan has recently achieved the most amount of robotic excision of endometriosis surgeries in the country utilizing the da Vinci Robotic system.

“Excision of Endometriosis is the gold standard of care for women because it decreases the amount and time for any disease recurrence and eliminates a significant amount of pelvic pain that our patients experience,” says Zaidan.

Excision refers to the removal of lesions of endometriosis, not leaving any damaged tissue behind. Excision helps maintain healthy tissue in the surrounding organs. Once the damaged tissue is removed, the specimens are sent to pathology to rule out cancer and determine the extent of the disease.

According to Dr. Zaidan, there’s more to healthcare than just treating patients. “When we treat a patient for endometriosis, we see them again and again over a period of months. We really get to know our patients and they get to know us. We help eliminate their pain so they can return to a normal lifestyle, doing the things they love. For many patients, we help them become pregnant after years of infertility. We even help patients remain active in the workforce, by eradicating their symptoms that inhibited them at work. We develop a caring, personal relationship with each and every one. The experience is rewarding to both the provider and patient, and we are humbled and gracious to be a part of these patient’s journey,” concluded Zaidan.

The first office for The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America (ETCA) is now opened in Lake Orion, Michigan at 1430 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362. In the coming months, ETCA will open offices in Birmingham and Madison Heights, with plans to begin expanding further throughout the state by December.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.centerofendometriosis.com to utilize live chat and find a location near you. Appointments can also be made at (248) 731-2141.

About Women’s Excellence

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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New Study Shows CGMs, Paired with Mobile Health App, Can Significantly Improve Glucose Regulation


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The Sugar Challenge Study shows that brief use of CGM along with food and activity insights are powerful tools for improving glucose homeostasis across a diverse population, including those with Type 2 diabetes.

January AI (the first precision health company that accurately predicts users’ blood sugar response to over 16 million foods in its proprietary atlas) today announces that it is a proud partner in Mediaplanet’s “Living with Diabetes” campaign, alongside organizations including the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, American Heart Association, JDRF, and National Kidney Foundation.

“Half of the adult U.S. population, some 122 million people, have diabetes or prediabetes,” notes January AI founder and CEO Noosheen Hashemi. “With AI, we have an unprecedented opportunity to help them figure out what in their daily habits is working and what needs tweaking. Predicting their blood sugar response empowers them to make smarter choices, like what foods to avoid or hack, how much of a food to enjoy guilt-free, how much and when to exercise, and so much more. We’re only scratching the surface.”

The print component of “Living With Diabetes” was published in today’s edition of USA TODAY in select markets, and the digital version can be found online at futureofpersonalhealth.com/campaign/diabetes.

January AI also announces today that its scientific study “Improvement in glucose regulation using a digital tracker and continuous glucose monitoring in healthy adults and those with Type 2 Diabetes” has been published in Diabetes Therapy. Authored by Michael Snyder and colleagues, the study shows that the 10-day use of a CGM as a part of multimodal data collection, with synthesis and participant feedback provided by a mobile health app, can significantly reduce hyperglycemia in non-insulin-treated individuals, including those with early stages of glucose dysregulation.

“A CGM plus our AI significantly improves glucose control in 10 days — that’s pretty remarkable,” says Michael Snyder, Ph.D., January AI’s co-founder, and director of genomics and personalized medicine at Stanford University. “Diabetes is a health problem greater than COVID, and we need advanced technologies like these to help get this endemic under control and improve people’s lives.”

Experts estimate that worldwide insulin use will increase 20 percent by the year 2030. The insulin intensive market is 3.5 million people today, with an additional 30 million people with Type 2 diabetes who could benefit from using a CGM. January AI is the only company predicting glycemic response for healthy, prediabetes, and Type 2 diabetes populations. January AI’s unique approach uses artificial intelligence to help users decide what to eat, including predictions about how they might react to different foods before they even eat them.

Setting January AI apart from other self-care programs is its multi-omic approach to synthesizing wearable, food, and microbiome data to make recommendations personalized to each individual’s physiology. Its clinically studied Season of Me program takes users on an engaging journey of self discovery and positive behavior change to improve metabolic health

and stave off chronic disease.

Drawing from its proprietary atlas of more than 16 million foods, complete with glycemic index and glycemic load data, January AI is the only metabolic health program that helps you make decisions about what to eat, including predictions on how you might react to different foods before you eat them. It helps you manage food intake commensurate with activity levels, learn how to safely and easily increase your fasting window, and increase your fiber intake, which has been shown to moderate glucose spikes.

About January AI

Founded by tech veteran Noosheen Hashemi, and Chairman of Genetics and Director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Michael Snyder, January AI is the first precision health company that combines heart rate and continuous glucose monitors, sleep and activity tracking, and seamless meal logging, including inferred calorie and fiber consumption drawing from a proprietary atlas of 16 million foods, to give you a complete picture of your metabolic health and nudge you towards better habits in just 30 days—from predicting which foods you should eat and avoid, to when a brisk walk or overnight fast can bring your blood sugar back into a healthy range.

For more information, visit http://www.january.ai.

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Stefanie Beasley, Partner

Beasley Mccusker Communications

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New, Non-Invasive Treatment for Urinary Leakage and Sexual Dysfunction Now Available at Women’s Excellence


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With incontinence affecting over 19 million women in the US, Women’s Excellence is excited to introduce a breakthrough technology called EMSELLA. EMSELLA is a chair that treats pelvic floor relaxation by stimulating the entire pelvic floor region and musculature, rehabilitating weak pelvic muscles, and restoring neuromuscular control. This treatment is revolutionizing the women’s intimate health and wellness category by effectively treating urinary and fecal incontinence and even improving sexual wellness for women. The technology provides women with an easy, effective, and completely non-invasive treatment option, empowering them to address an often-private health issue that can dramatically impact their quality of life.

Pelvic floor relaxation is a weakening of the muscle of the pelvic floor. If they are not as strong, they do not work as well. This means that women cannot always control when they urinate, they cannot feel as much during intercourse, the pelvic organs can “drop”, and bowel habits become unpredictable in some cases. Pelvic floor relaxation can be referred to as prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic floor weakness. No matter what you call it, these muscles are not doing their job!

Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence takes comprehensive care seriously. “Until now, there has not been an easy and effective, non-invasive solution for women to help strengthen their pelvic floor. At Women’s Excellence, we are proud to offer comprehensive care to our patients, and by adding the EMSELLA chair to our treatment offerings, we do just that!” says Zaidan. “Our goal is to exceed the wants and needs of the women in our community. In some cases, patients do not desire the use of medication or even surgery to help their problem. The EMSELLA chair helps strengthen the pelvic muscles – all while the patient remains fully clothed!”

Harnessing the power of HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology, EMSELLA stimulates the entire pelvic floor at once—with a single session providing thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions, comparable to over 11,000 Kegels. Supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions are extremely important in muscle re-education for patients.

A recent clinical study demonstrated that 100% of patients had better awareness of pelvic floor muscles because of treatment, with 95% of patients treated reported satisfaction and significant improvement in their quality of life following six treatments with EMSELLA.

“Given how common these problems are for women, it always surprises me that women keep it to themselves as many of their friends and colleagues are suffering as well,” shared Dr. Zaidan. “By the time they come to me, they’re really at loss and are excited to learn about the EMSELLA chair. The completely non-invasive nature of the treatment allows it to be approachable, making it easy for women to treat this issue and stop suffering in silence.”

For optimal results, Women’s Excellence recommends a series of six, twice–weekly, 28 minute treatments.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit https://emsella.womensexcellence.com/. Appointments can also be made at (248) 693-0543.

About Women’s Excellence

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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