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PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Health & Living

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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HEALTH CARE REFORM (continued)

We've added the following to items posted previously athttp://budurl.com/healthcarereform

1. MATT HARRISON, author and founder of the PROMETHEUS INSTITUTE whosemission is to involve young people in the issues of the day: "Obama's healthcare policy is bad news for young people. It is wrong to shift the cost of thebroken health care system to my generation, who are healthier and have lessneed for the services. Instead, we need a health care system where employerssimply contribute a specific and negotiable percentage of money to a personalhealth care fund, tax-free, and workers could then select the health careplans of their choice to apply the money towards. For employers, it would costthe same and would be one less thing to worry about. For workers, it would bea revolution." Harrison, a 25-year-old grad student, is the author of "TheAmerican Evolution: How America Can Adapt to the Political, Economic, andSocial Challenges of the 21st Century." He is based in Los Angeles. NewsContact: Scott Lorenz, scottlorenz@westwindcos.com Phone: +1-734-667-2090 Website: http://www.theprometheusinstitute.org (9/11/09)

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EXPERT ALERTS

1. GAMING: GROWING PROMINENCE OF CASUAL GAMING. JESSICA ROVELLO, president ofARKADIUM, a casual game and advergame developer based in New York City, candiscuss the casual game marketplace and its growing prominence in the gamingcommunity: "When we started Arkadium in 2001, casual games were often lookeddown upon when compared to the more heavily marketed hard core console games.Over the last few years, this has changed considerably. Major media outletsare embracing casual gaming as a way to help drive traffic to their sites andkeep people there. Our data shows that the average casual game is played formore than 15 minutes and, similar to the results in a recent Nielsen study,card and puzzle games, like Solitaire and Mahjongg, tend to be the mostpopular. In addition, we have found that women 35+ continue to dominate thecasual game marketplace." Rovello is frequently quoted in the media and haswon several awards for her contributions to the gaming industry. She is also acontributor on The Huffington Post. News Contact: Michael Volpatt,michael@larkinvolpatt.com Phone: +1-415-692-0100 Web sites:http://www.arkadium.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-rovello(9/11/09)

2. HEALTH: NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND SKIN. JOSHUA FOX, M.D., a leadingdermatologist, founder of ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY in New York and Long Island,and a spokesperson for the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY: "Nutritionalsupplements may help your body, but hurt your skin. The key for consumers isto understand that as beneficial as some nutritional supplements can be, somemay have negative side effects that show up on their skin. Consumers shouldread labels carefully and ask their doctors or dermatologists if they havequestions about taking supplements. Remember that this area of cosmeceuticalsis not as well studied as our pharmaceuticals, which are FDA-approved.Cosmeceutical manufacturers can make some outlandish claims intentionally thatthe government will usually not investigate." News Contact: Melissa Chefec,mchefec@gmail.com Phone: +1-203-968-6625 (9/11/09)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: profnet@profnet.comTo consult the ProfNet Experts Database: http://www.prnewswire.com/profnetTo contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com___________ TOPIC ALERT Health Care Reform (continued, 1 response) _____________ EXPERT ALERTS 1. Gaming: Growing Prominence of Casual Gaming 2. Health: Nutritional Supplements and Skin

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