Tipton Health Features Powerhouse Speakers in Summer Nursing Leadership Webinar Series


As hospitals and health systems around the country continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and work swiftly to develop strategies to be more inclusive, nursing leaders are searching for thoughtful guidance to meet these fluid, complex challenges.

To help nursing leaders navigate the way, Tipton Health Communications will continue its free Nursing Leadership Webinar Series through the summer, featuring renowned experts who will discuss the importance of nursing recognition, resiliency and investing in frontline staff. And back by popular demand, Tipton will host a second installment of its special webinar on race, inclusive practices and nursing.

Our summer Nursing Leadership Webinar Series schedule includes:

The Why and How of Nurse Recognition During the Pandemic from the DAISY Foundation

Tuesday, July 21, 12:30 – 1 p.m. EDT

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, is joined by her foundation peers to discuss why nurse recognition is so important today and how to make sure it happens, even in the midst of the pandemic.

SPECIAL WEBINAR: PART II — A Discussion on Race, Inclusive Practices and Nursing

July 28, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT

By popular demand, Ena Williams, MBA, MSM, BSN, RN, CENP, senior vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital, returns to moderate a follow-up discussion on race and nursing. This special webinar is part two of our June 28 webinar, “A Discussion on Race, Inclusive Practices and Nursing”. Williams will once again be joined by Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the American Nursing Association (ANA), and Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, president of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). The panelists will focus on questions raised during the first webinar, including what they can do to be part of the solution.

Dr. Jean Watson Discusses Caring Relationships During Desperate Times

Tuesday, August 4, 12:30 – 1 p.m. EDT

Jean Watson, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, (LL -AAN), founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute and developer of “Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring” or “Caring Science,” will offer insight on how to maintain transpersonal caring relationships, Caritas Presence, micro-practices for caring moments and more in the midst of the sometimes desperate situations caused by the pandemic.

Invest in Nurses NOW to Strengthen the Global COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, August 18, 12:30 – 1 p.m. EDT

Billy Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, speaks on the importance of redesigning existing services and introducing new and innovative services that maximize the contribution made by nurses, so that frontline workers are as prepared as possible for the continuation of COVID-19.

Building Nurse Resilience to Battle COVID-19 Stress, Depression and Anxiety

Monday, August 24, 12:30 – 1 p.m. EDT

Courtney Vose, DNP, MBA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, VP and CNO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia/Allen, will discuss a recent study on the mental health toll of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, which characterized distress, coping and preferences for support.

In addition to the free webinars, Tipton Health Communications continues to provide resources to help make sense of a complex world following the pandemic.

For more information on these upcoming webinars and the experts leading them, please visit tiptonhealth.com/webinars. Here you can also view recordings of our past sessions.

About Tipton Health Communications

Tipton Health Communications is a leading provider of executive nurse consulting and mentoring; nursing excellence program development; and Magnet®, Pathway to Excellence® and Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ consulting support to the nation’s hospital and healthcare systems. In addition, Tipton Health supports clients nationwide with award-winning communications services, including employee communications, human resources communications, public relations, marketing communications, intranet and Internet design, graphic design, and strategic communications. For more information, please visit tiptonhealth.com.

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A New Article Presents What Is GAP Car Insurance and Why Drivers Need It


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“Gap insurance is a type of coverage made for drivers that want to worry about something happening to their vehicles when leasing or financing them,” said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.

Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that presents the information drivers need to know about GAP insurance.

For more info and free car insurance quotes, visit: https://compare-autoinsurance.org/main-benefits-of-gap-insurance/

The moment when a driver drives off the dealer’s lot with a brand-new vehicle, it begins to depreciate. Most cars lose as much as 20% of their value in their first year on the road. Drivers who own full coverage and total their cars will only be reimbursed with the actual cash value of their vehicles and not with the value of a brand-new vehicle. Gap insurance covers the difference between the car’s current market value and the amount the drivers owes to the lender.

Drivers who plan to get a new vehicle should know the following about gap insurance:


  •     How to get gap insurance. Drivers who lease their cars might be required by their lenders to get gap insurance. Policyholders can get gap insurance at an auto dealership, car insurance company, or lender. Large carriers such as Allstate or Nationwide sell gap insurance as an add-on to the collision and comprehensive coverages. However, not all insurance companies offer gap insurance.
  •     The cost. Usually, gap insurance costs as little as $20 per year. In many cases, car insurance companies offer the cheapest rate for car insurance.
  •     When to get gap insurance. When leasing a vehicle, the leasing company will require to buy gap insurance. Because automobiles depreciate rapidly, the leasing company will require the driver to carry liability, collision, comprehensive, and gap insurance to fully protect its property. Drivers who make a down payment that is less than 20% of the purchase price should consider getting gap insurance. In this case, the car’s actual cash value may be lower than the amount the driver owes the lender the minute it drives away from the dealership. Also, drivers who finance their cars for more than two years should get this coverage because the difference between their car’s actual cash value and the amount they owe the lender will occur quickly. Furthermore, some automobile makes and models depreciate faster than others do and are more difficult to resell. Drivers who have a vehicle that has a poor resale history or one that depreciates quickly should obtain gap insurance.
  •     When drivers don’t need gap insurance. Drivers who finance their cars are not required to carry gap insurance for the entire loan term. In most cases, drivers can discontinue gap insurance coverage when the amount they owe is lower than the actual cash value of the care.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/

Compare-autoinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Uniform Advantage, Medical Apparel Brand Launches New Innovative Collection: Movement by Butter-Soft


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Movement by Butter-Soft

We designed Movement by Butter-Soft for our health workers who are constantly moving and on-the-go, desiring functional, comfortable, scrubs during their long hours

Uniform Advantage (UA), a multi-channel retailer of medical uniforms for medical and hospitality industries, develops an innovative exclusive scrub collection for men and women, focused on comfort, durability and functionality.

“We designed Movement by Butter-Soft for our health workers who are constantly moving and on-the-go, desiring functional, comfortable, scrubs during their long hours,” said David Hawker, VP of Product Development & Design.

The Movement by Butter-Soft collection is designed to support the active medical professionals who require a highly functional uniform during their long shifts, while still providing accentuated, flattering scrubs. The collection is made from a polyester/rayon/spandex blend that is micro-peached with a four-way stretch finish and anti-wrinkle treatment.

Movement by Butter-Soft’s anti-wrinkle and recovery properties aims to leave the medical professional feeling confident and cool in their uniform. The collection also boasts excellent airflow and moisture-wicking technology, as well as a brushed knit secondary fabric that is a lightweight mix of polyester and spandex.

The Movement by Butter-Soft collection comes in four scrub tops – Nesh, Altair, Antares and Capella. Complementing the scrub tops, the collection features four pants – Hadar, Polaris, Rigel and Vega. The collection each has two tops and bottoms designated for men and women. Additionally, Movement by Butter-Soft includes a long-sleeve jacket for women – the Adara. Currently, the collection is available in 10 fade-resistance colors, including six solid and three heather core colors, plus a seasonal color.

Movement by Butter-Soft is sold exclusively by Uniform Advantage. The collection is available at uniformadvantage.com and in Uniform Advantage retail stores across the United States.

About Uniform Advantage                                     

Uniform Advantage has represented style, quality and, above all, customer satisfaction for more than 30 years. As the first division of UA Brands, the chain was launched with a single South Florida store in 1985. Today, the company operates 29 retail locations in key markets across the U.S.; e-commerce and print catalog divisions; plus, designs and manufactures its own proprietary healthcare apparel lines. The company’s corporate office is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a distribution center near Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more at http://www.UniformAdvantage.com or by calling 800-283-8708.

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Readers Will Learn How to Gain Victory Over Lust and Sexual Sin


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Jim targets the often-baffling topic of sexual lust…He demonstrates biblically and practically that victory is possible, while systematically explaining the…weapons that can lead the believer who is battling evil desires into victory and a walk of righteousness

Jim Vander Spek’s book, Overcoming Lust($15.99, paperback, 9781619040526; $7.99, e-book, 9781619048584), is available for purchase.

Pornography and our sex-charged culture have proven to be formidable enemies to even the most resolute Christians. Many have given up all hope of ever gaining victory over lust and sexual sin as promised and taught in the Scripture.

In Overcoming Lust, author Jim Vander Spek challenges us to fully obey our Savior and God’s Word as to our sexual desires, thoughts and behavior. He shows how the stubborn, damaging sin of lust can be overcome, providing examples from his own life and others.

“In this book, Jim targets the often-baffling topic of sexual lust…He demonstrates biblically and practically that victory is possible, while systematically explaining the…weapons that can lead the believer who is battling evil desires into victory and a walk of righteousness,” said Pastor Pat Kenney.

Jim Vander Spek received his degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University and has completed additional studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a businessman, husband, father and grandfather.

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Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Overcoming Lust is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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AHT Insurance Completes Acquisition of Mason & Mason Insurance


The thoughtfulness and innovation Phil and Pam Mason display, along with their amazing team, will complement AHT’s core values and add notable expertise…

AHT Insurance announces the acquisition of Mason & Mason (Mason) Insurance. Mason’s offices in Whitman, MA, located near Boston, and North Conway, NH will become AHT’s eighth and ninth locations nationally.

For more than 40 years, Mason has brokered property and casualty insurance programs to fit the needs of businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on niche businesses. Mason is recognized as a leading provider of risk management and insurance brokerage service for venture capital, technology and life science firms. The company is also one of the largest providers of insurance to custom home builders and remodelers in Massachusetts and the managing agent for Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts sponsored insurance program.

AHT and Mason are two of the founding agencies of TechAssure, the only nonprofit association dedicated to advancing corporate insurance and risk management for technology, life science and venture capital related risks. The firms’ strategies and areas of focus are distinctly aligned, and it is expected that AHT will recognize immediate, accretive synergy and the combination will accelerate growth within some of its most dynamic specialty practices.

“The thoughtfulness and innovation Phil and Pam Mason display, along with their amazing team, will complement AHT’s core values and add notable expertise to some of our deepest areas of specialization.” says David Schaefer, AHT President and CEO. “We are excited about what the future holds with Mason as an integral part of AHT and for the opportunities this presents for our clients, staff and partners.”

“We’ve been successfully collaborating with David Schaefer and his colleagues at AHT for more than 25 years,” says Phil Mason, Mason & Mason President. “I respect AHT’s commitment to professional excellence in the niche segments we both serve. There are greater synergies between our firms, and we are committed to successfully integrating and leveraging the best parts of each other.”

Mason & Mason’s remarkable staff of high-performing insurance professionals will join forces with AHT’s highly regarded professionals to offer the same superior service and dedication to clients they have always known from both businesses.

This acquisition marks AHT’s second over the past two years, having acquired Saul and Associates in 2018. Upon closing, Phil and Pam Mason became shareholders in AHT.

For more information about AHT Insurance, please visit https://www.ahtins.com/.

ABOUT AHT

AHT Insurance is a brokerage and consulting firm offering property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, personal and international services for a wide range of industries – boasting national recognition for our practices in areas including technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofits.

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The Dolphin Company introduces “Dolphin Cares” its new comprehensive program of protocols and communication strategy


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Dolphin Discovert Cancun – Isla Mujeres

The Dolphin Company has always had strict safety and hygiene measures in all facilities. Currently, we have integrated new sanitary protocols to face COVID-19, framed in our comprehensive program ‘Dolphin Cares’, which focusses on prevention, protection, and communication with our guests, associates

The Dolphin Company, the largest park operator in Latin America, with 25 years of experience and more than 12 million guests, unveiled its new comprehensive plan of protocols and communication strategy: ‘Dolphin Cares’. As its name implies, it promotes care and attention in all facets of the operation, safety, and health addressing COVID-19.

Experts developed this thorough program in safety, hygiene and communication, and it is being implemented by The Dolphin Company in compliance with the recommendations of authorities and official health organizations, at the local and federal level, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

International institutions and organizations such as the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the American Humane Association, the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), have certified, over the years, that The Dolphin Company meets the highest standards of health, safety, and animal welfare. Also, and in recognition of the new measures implemented due to the pandemic the world is experiencing, The Dolphin Company received the “Safe Travels” badge, awarded by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC). The ‘Dolphin Cares’ program includes a complete action plan. In addition to the authorities’ hygiene regulations, the following protocols stand out:


  • Assisted buffets by F&B staff
  • Informational videos on new protocols
  • Infographics with safety recommendations
  • Press releases and special announcements with information related to ‘Dolphin Cares’ actions
  • Strategies that strengthen destinations and support the local economy
  • Packages and promotions to reactivate tourism
  • Continuity of welfare programs for the species under their care
  • Ongoing interactive programs that promote the connection between humans and marine mammals
  • Reinforcement of the message “We love what we know, and we protect what we love.”

All of the 31 parks and habitats of The Dolphin Company around the world will apply the established measures in the ‘Dolphin Cares’ program as they reopen. The entire team is already trained to implement the mentioned procedures, and the facilities are ready to resume operations, according to the established calendar and considering the circumstances of each destination in which they operate.

The three attractions in the United States are already operating, and the three parks in Europe are fully operational as well. The habitats in Mexico will begin to open gradually.

For more information:

Public Relations

The Dolphin Company

Mobile: (998) 149-9735

Email: rpublicas@thedolphinco.com

About The Dolphin Company:

For more than 25 years, The Dolphin Company has contributed to the study and conservation of marine mammals, creating bonds of love and respect through the best interactive experience with these species. Millions of people have visited the 31 parks and habitats that are part of The Dolphin Company, in Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States of America, Argentina and Italy.

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Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Association (MSCIA) launches mini-grants for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease


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“We are overjoyed to assist individuals who may be suffering both emotionally and financially during this time., states Greg Jamian, MSCIA Chairman.

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming for people with spinal cord disease or injury and social distancing makes it even more challenging. “For folks with a spinal cord injury, the COVID-19 pandemic can induce symptoms of anxiety, depression, distress, and PTSD amongst our adult population and children alike,” states Greg Jamian, MSCIA Chairman. “We are overjoyed to assist individuals who may be suffering both emotionally and financially during this time.”

Ken Ealba, Treasurer at MSCIA said: “On an average it cost approximately $572,000 per year for folks with spinal cord injuries or disease to have medical services provided for them, not including medical supply costs.” Additional financial burdens the spinal cord injury and disease community are faced with due to COVID-19 can now be alleviated in part by these mini-grants.

Jamie Spore, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2016, and MSCIA board member said: “Individuals with spinal cord injuries, defects, and disease are faced with many additional burdens during this time.” Jamie continued, “Gaps in services have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the new normal. For example, a support group may no longer be offered for individuals, or an individual could be concerned about attending due to limited access to personal protective equipment.”

To apply for a mini-grant, Michiganders with a spinal cord injury or disease should visit mispinalcord.org/minigrants and complete the application by Friday, August 21st at 6:00 pm.

The MSCIA, is a 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of enhancing and empowering the lives of those with spinal cord injury and disease through advocacy, education, research, and medical aid. The MSCIA is a statewide resource center dedicated to providing members with community resources and support groups. To volunteer or get involved with MSCIA email us at info@mispinalcord.org To make a donation, please visit http://www.mispinalcord.org. You can also learn more about the MSCIA on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Compliancy Group Creates New Guidance for HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates


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“The HIPAA regulation is cumbersome. It is intentionally vague, as it was written to apply to a variety of organizations.”

COMPLIANCY GROUP in its continued efforts to simplify compliance has developed new guidance for HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates. Business associates create, receive, transmit, store, and maintain protected health information (PHI) on behalf of their covered entity clients. As such, business associates are required to be HIPAA compliant, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.

HIPAA compliance for business associates is accomplished by implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program. Compliancy Group enables business associate compliance through risk assessments, gap identification and remediation, policies and procedures, employee training, business associate management, and incident management.

“The HIPAA regulation is cumbersome. It is intentionally vague, as it was written to apply to a variety of organizations. HIPAA requires organizations to implement ‘reasonably appropriate’ safeguards to secure PHI, but it can be difficult to determine what is reasonably appropriate for your organization. This is why we have developed specific guidance for HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates,” Marc Haskelson, CEO Compliancy Group.

Since covered entities and business associates have differing HIPAA compliance requirements, Compliancy Group developed a compliance program specifically for business associates. Compliancy Group’s clients are guided by expert Compliance Coaches throughout the entire HIPAA compliance implementation process. Coaches are always available to answer any questions that may arise, taking the guesswork out of HIPAA.

Compliancy Group Resources:

Downloadable Content:

Free HIPAA Compliance Checklist

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Business Associates

Free HIPAA Training

HIPAA News

About Compliancy Group:

HIPAA should be simple. That’s why Compliancy Group is the only HIPAA software with expert Compliance Coaches holding your hand to simplify compliance. Built by auditors, Compliancy Group gives you confidence in your compliance plan to reduce risk, increase patient loyalty, and profitability of your organization.

Why Compliancy Group?

HIPAA Audit Support, no client has ever failed an audit!

Total Compliance Solution

HIPAA Seal of Compliance

Dedicated Compliance Coaches

Visit https://www.compliancy-group.com or call 855.854.4722 to learn how simple compliance can be.

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Leading Spine Surgeon and Innovator Dr. Todd H. Lanman Recognized as Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor for 2020


Prominent spine surgeon and total disc replacement innovator Dr. Todd Lanman has been named one of Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2020. He was recognized with the prestigious award for three decades of advancements in spine care, especially so with regard to artificial disc replacement, where he presided over numerous FDA-approved clinical trials as a principal investigator.

In recent years, this has included leading studies on the Prestige LP and M6-C. And most recently, he became the first in the U.S. to conduct artificial disc replacement procedures at three levels of the cervical spine in August of 2019.

Lanman also became the first surgeon to pioneer Restorative Motion Surgery, an off-label indication in which patients’ fusions are replaced with artificial disc devices, returning them to near or full mobility and motion.

In 2018, he was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a ‘Leader in Health Care.’ He has also been named a Top Doctor in Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Times, Hemispheres Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.

His Beverly Hills-based medical practice Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Institute for Spinal Disorders and UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Lanman is sought after by patients around the globe, including high profile celebrities and business magnates, and serves as a media educator and contributor, having published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presenting dozens of papers at national medical conferences. He founded The Lanman Foundation for Spinal Advancement and Innovative Health, focusing on advancing the science of spine health and motion preservation, and providing surgical care to those injured while serving in the U.S. military forces.

For more information on Dr. Lanman and Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, visit http://www.spine.md/

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Liposuction 360 Now Available from Beverly Hills Physicians


The health and beauty medical group is now offering Liposuction 360 at its Southern California offices.

Liposuction 360 requires just one procedure to do the work of several traditional procedures.

Health and beauty medical group Beverly Hills Physicians says that is proud to announce its newest offering, Liposuction 360. The group, with offices located throughout Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, notes that the addition to its comprehensive catalog of plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures is an exciting new addition to the list of available body contouring procedures, including traditional liposuction.

Often referred to as Lipo 360, Beverly Hills Physicians says Liposuction 360 is a body contouring treatment that removes excess fat from trouble areas such as the midsection, sides, and back in one procedure, hence its name. This gives patients a more sculpted appearance from every angle.

The medical group notes that the main difference between traditional liposuction and Liposuction 360 is that the traditional method only treats specific areas, such as the love handles or the abdominal area. The clinic adds that while this may be better for individuals primarily struggling to tone one or two regions, Liposuction 360 requires just one procedure to do the work of several traditional procedures and is not limited to one specific region for patients in search of a more global result. The health and beauty medical group says this newer method results in what many patients agree is a slimmer, more toned silhouette in less time than it would take to do several liposuctions separately.

The Los Angeles-based medical clinic says that the actual process of receiving Liposuction 360 is similar to traditional liposuction. After the patient is anesthetized, tiny incisions are made wherein a tube is inserted so that excess fat from the designated areas can be removed via a surgical vacuum. Beverly Hills Physicians says that the process is continued across strategically-selected locations so that the final result is balanced and appears natural.

The group notes that it understands the concerns patients may have regarding incisions and the subsequent scarring that may result. Beverly Hills Physicians says that the incisions made in this procedure are very small and placed intentionally in areas where visible scarring can be minimized. Regardless, most scars will fade over time as the body recovers, the clinic adds.

Readers interested in learning more about Liposuction 360 or other services provided by Beverly Hills Physicians can call 310-620-7911 or visit the clinic’s website at https://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com/.

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