PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Fetal Intervention / Hypnosis / Pools

Saturday, July 10, 2010 General News
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1. Health: Fetal Intervention Growing in Recognition, Sophistication

2. Health: Hypnosis Can Help People Quit Smoking, Improving Pre- and Post-Surgery Conditions

3. Home & Garden: Does a Pool Add Value to Your House?

**1. HEALTH: FETAL INTERVENTION GROWING IN RECOGNITION, SOPHISTICATION. Dr. Courtney Stephenson is director of the Charlotte Fetal Care Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., which is part of the third-largest nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S. She monitors issues related to fetal health: "There is growing recognition that some conditions cannot and should not wait until after birth. In-utero fetal care is an extremely challenging field on every level, requiring an advanced team approach. The most important factor is detection of fetal abnormalities early, when they can be fully evaluated and treated with the best possible approach. Among the newest interventions are fetal transfusions, fetal shunt placement, management of complicated multiple gestations, and fetoscopy, an imaging technique using a tiny camera." News Contact: Mark Brock, Phone: +1-704-926-1305

**2. HEALTH: HYPNOSIS CAN HELP PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING, IMPROVING PRE- AND POST-SURGERY CONDITIONS. Michael Ellner, an internationally renowned educator of mind-body medicine located in New York City, can discuss how certified hypnosis professionals can maximize the recent findings that people who quit smoking before surgery can reduce the risk of complications afterward: "The just-published research shows that smokers are more likely to stop smoking if offered assistance in preparation of their surgery, and since hypnosis is an evidence-based way to help people quit, certified hypnosis professionals should be allowed to take their rightful place as a complement to the anthology of medical and dental anesthesiology and sedation medicine. There is a considerable body of scientific evidence showing that hypnosis can help reduce, and even eliminate, pre-surgical fears and anxieties, and relieve post-surgical stress and pain, which speeds up the healing process. Pre-surgery hypnosis can be used to help people stop smoking as well." In addition to his private practice, Ellner teaches hypnotic pain-relief techniques, effective communication and creative stress management to doctors, dentists, nurses, and frontline practitioners for PAINWeek, a major annual medical conference. Ellner: Websites: and

**3. HOME & GARDEN: DOES A POOL ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOUSE? Kelly O'Ryan, a real estate professional for Coldwell Banker in Lexington, Mass.: "Does a pool add value to your house? It really depends on a few things. First, it depends on where you live. If you live in a warm climate area, a pool is more of a necessity then an amenity. In these areas, pools are used year-round and most homes are expected to have one, so not having one may hurt you. In cooler climate areas where pools are used for only a few months, pools may be seen more as a burden. The opening and closing process can be a hassle, and when not in use, closed pools will limit yard space. The second thing to consider is your neighborhood. Do your research and check to see if your neighbors have pools. If you live in a community where most of your neighbors have pools, then not having one may make your home less marketable. If they do not, you will not add value to your home by adding a pool." News Contact: Stacey Rudy, Phone: +1- 508-450-8405

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/PRNewswire -- July 9/


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