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Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon who specialized in minimal hip and knee replacement, joint reconstruction, complex joint replacement surgery, and arthroscopy. His training in reconstructive surgery took place in Philadelphia at The Rothman Institute, and he currently practices medicine in White Plains.



He came up with instruments which he uses for partial replacement of the knee, and in addition he designed a system for hip replacement without the use of cement. When talking about a specific case, Robert, who has been active for 25 years in a number of sports, developed arthritis and was in need of surgery to replace his knee. He was experiencing a lot of pain, and in order to alleviate it, Dr. Kirschenbaum performed partial knee resurfacing.



The doctor explains that the knee has 3 compartments and that when only a single compartment is diseased, they can replace it without having the need to replace the whole knee. He simply has to resurface the affected part at the end of the bone, thus leaving the rest of the knee with its ligament intact.



Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum notes that for patients with severe arthritis in their knees, partial knee replacement does not become an option. The surgery is designed for those who have pain in one part of the joint, which represents 70% of the patients with knee arthritis. He has been at the forefront of the research which led to partial knee replacements, ceramic hip replacements, and the skills necessary to perform knee replacements.



Dr. Kirschenbaum is a founding executive director at Medscape Orthopedics on the internet, which is part of WebMD. In addition, he is a member of The Orthopaedic Research Society, among other association. In 1994 he was awarded with the James A. Vohs Award, at a time when he was working at Kaiser Permanente as chief of reconstructive surgery.


Limits should not be set in stone, they should be markers that the athlete seeks to go past. No one understands this better than soccer champion Cristiano Ronaldo. He credits his elite nutritional plan supplemented with Herbalife as the reason that he is able to consistently outperform the best soccers players in the world. In his youth Ronaldo did not recognize the importance of nutrition and training, believing that he could succeed on his natural ability alone. As he grew as a person and player Ronaldo realized that he could not go past his limits unless he incorporated a proper diet into his life. Herbalife, when used in conjunction with a proper diet, helped propel Ronaldo into his prime.


Herbalife was born in the 1980’s when its founder, Mark Hughes, began selling Herbalife branded weight loss products. Though humble in its beginnings, it was the goal of Herbalife to change the way that the world understood and practiced nutrition. Never straying from this goal, Herbalife saw rapid expansion from 1980 to 1985 when the company became the fastest growing company in America with approximately four hundred million dollars in sales. Throughout the next twenty years, Herbalife expanded its reach internationally and consistently improved the products that it offered.

Currently, the company focuses on a variety of weight loss and protein enhancement products. Products such as the soy-based meal replacement shake have changed the way that Herbalife customers eat. Herbalife customers understand that the products alone will not alter their lives, they need to use the products in conjunction with proper training and planning to achieve their dreams. For those with dietary or religious restrictions, there are products to meet their needs. With proper use of Herbalife products, there is no reason that people cannot feel as successful as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Infinity Group Australia is a company that helps people get their finances in order. They help people get financially fit by reducing the amount of debt they owe and build their wealth. They create a long-term relationship with their customers which is built on a base of trust, integrity, care, and passion to help others. They believe that most Australians have gotten a pretty bad deal from financial institutions and want to provide people with relief.

This company was founded in 2013 by Graeme Holm and Rebecca Walker, both of whom serve as director’s at Infinity Group Australia. Graeme was an Australian indoor soccer rep and now has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry while Rebecca transitioned from being a personal trainer to being a financial trainer. They started the company working out of Rebecca’s parents home and quickly had 30 clients. They then opened an office and hired their first employee. Within a year they had 25 employees and expanded from there to what it is today.

Banks in Australia talk about offering the best rates to help families and small businesses grow however there is never any talk about reducing debt. Infinity Group Australia helps people establish a plan to reduce debt such as coming up with strategies to pay off a home in half the time. On their website they offer a financial health checkup that takes just five minutes to complete. Once debt has been gotten under control it frees up money which can be used for something more useful such as retirement savings.

Wealth creation is the second big thing that Infinity Group Australia helps families with. They know that many people don’t save enough for retirement and other long-term financial goals because they are focused on paying their bills every month. They manage their customer’s portfolios so that they get the best returns on their investments. They also educate their customers about how true wealth is built and what financial strategies are the best ones to pursue. These services are offered on a long term basis through the use of a financial coach who guides their clients on how to make the best financial decisions with their money.

Infinity Group Australia has won a number of awards in recent years. They were the winner of the Customer Experience Management Award for 2018 and were a finalist for the 2018 The Adviser – Australian Broking Award. They won the Altitude Awards in 2016 and were a finalist for this award in 2017. They have also been finalists for a number of other awards such as The Adviser – Innovator of the Year 2018, The Adviser – New Office of the Year 2018, and The Adviser – Rising Star 2018 among others. Learn more:

Stage managers serve a very important role within the music industry. They ensure that musicians have outstanding stage shows. This is extremely important to the artist because their livelihood and reputation as an artist depends on their live performances. Clayton Hutson is a stage manager that has been involved with the music industry for many years. In an interview with, Hutson reveals what his career is like working within the industry.


Hutson attended college to learn his craft as a stage manager. He attended college to study theater design. Most people might not think that this would be a good career choice. However, if a person wants to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry – this is the type of degree that they will need under their belt.


Even though Hutson got a degree in theater design, he actually worked as an audio engineer in the music industry. He eventually was promoted to the position of a stage manager. His experience and training paid off once he arrived in this position. Hutson is in charge of setting up and breaking down equipment at shows for top name performers. He has done the technical and engineering work for major music acts such as Kid Rock and Pink. Hutson primarily works for rock orientated musicians, but he has also worked for other genres of performers.


His other responsibilities include setting up the visual effects that concert goers will see when they attend a show. He does everything from placing huge video screens into a venue that showcases a performer’s persona to checking the acoustics to ensure that an artist has a high-quality sound. Hutson even has the ability to create original design visual and audio systems from scratch. He utilizes computer technology and lots of high end machines and equipment to complete a job.


Hutson’s shows are considered some of the best in the industry. Many major music artists rely on his company to operate their shows. Without music managers and stage crews, many artists would not be able to sponsor a good live performance for their fans. Concert goers do not even realize how important these behind the scenes personnel are to the concerts they attend. Thankfully, stage managers such as Hutson are around to makes sure the end product is the best show possible. Learn more:

TMS Health Solutions is a Sacramento, California based organization that offers effective, innovative treatments for people struggling with clinical depression as well as mental health conditions. The team of clinicians at TMS Health Solutions have spent many years researching new treatments and have had a breakthrough with their Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. Clinical depression is treatable with the help of the compassionate, comprehensive care offered by TMS Health Solutions. They provide a wide range of comprehensive psychiatry services in combination with medication management that has produced excellent results for people suffering with clinical depression.

While 40% of people with clinical depression do not respond to traditional medicines and medical care, the staff at TMS Health Solutions offers the innovative, effective therapies that have shown the ability to successfully treat patients with even the most severe cases of treatment-resistant depression. TMS Health Solutions is the leading provider in Northern California of the highly effective, non-invasive, FDA-cleared Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment. Plus, most insurance carriers including Cigna, Blue Shield of California, Anthem, Optum and United Healthcare cover the TMS therapy, medication management and psychiatric services TMS Health Solutions offers.

You or your loved ones don’t have to live under the dark cloud of clinical depression. All you have to do is call TMS Health Solutions and schedule a consultation with their well-qualified, experienced clinicians and they will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you regain your clarity of thought and zest for life. Their Patient Access Team can direct you to one their convenient locations near you where you or your loved one can receive the health restoring treatment you need. Thousands of patients have found relief from clinical depression through the services of TMS Health Solutions and their TMS therapy.

At TMS Health Solutions they offers a very unique, patient-centered experience. Clinical depression can be painful and isolating and leave people so disoriented they don’t know how or where to find help. The caring professionals at TMS Health Solutions can help. They can provide the appropriate treatment that can provide relief from the debilitating symptoms of clinical depression and get you on the road to recovery. The TMS health Solutions staff is passionate about helping people struggling with clinical depression to regain control of their lives.

Founded by Dr. Richard Bermudes in 2007, TMS Health Solutions offer fast, effective long-lasting relief for people suffering with clinical depression.

Dick DeVos may not be known by the general public, but his name is synonymous with progress in Michigan.


DeVos, the son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, was appointed in 2017 to the civilian Management Advisory Council. The 13-member board is the adviser to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)on issues like spending, policy, regulations and long-range planning.


DeVos’ wife is more familiar to the American public. He is married to Betsy DeVos, the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Education.


Even though Dick DeVos hasn’t served as an elected official, he has done much work in the political arena of his home state. He organized a downtown action group in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1991 called Grand Action. It’s purpose was to build a multi-purpose sports arena and convention center downtown.


DeVos started the effort after he learned of plans to build a complex north of downtown, which he felt would pull people and money away from downtown and cause the urban area to fall into blight.


The group ended up with multi-buildings that completely revitalized the area including the DeVos Place Convention Center, the DeVos Performance Hall, the Van Andel Arena, and the Grand Rapids City Market. They even built the medical school at Michigan State University.


DeVos, a licensed pilot, also worked to improve aviation in western Michigan when he wooed AirTran Airways to run non-stop flights out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Continuing the flights faced a challenge when Southwest bought the air carrier, but DeVos saved the airport from being cut from Southwest routes by convincing them service to and from the area was worthwhile.


Both Dick and Betsy DeVos have made improving education a priority and have worked to expand charter schools in Michigan. While the issue became a heartfelt passion for his wife, DeVos also worked in the effort and even combined the charter school idea with aviation to establish the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010.


The school, which started in old office space at the airport, quickly grew from 80 students to 600. The school now has its own building and buses in students from seven counties. Tuition is free.


The DeVoses also contribute their own money toward the charter school and other educational causes. While the West Michigan Aviation Academy receives around $7,500 in a per student allowance from the state, the DeVoses have given more than $7 million to the fund the school as of 2014, according to records. Their gifts include a $3 million loan, given at no-interest, to expand and equip the school’s building.


The couple has donated approximately $139 million dollars to charitable causes over their lifetimes. Learn more:

James Dondero is unlike any other individuals working in the financial industry: he is a dedicated philanthropist whom is motivated to ensure that ordinary people in Dallas are able to have better lives. As the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, he built a career around managing money. This career began at JP Morgan Chase, where he was responsible for the management of $1 Billion in Fixed Income Assets. This experience early in his career led to a new position at American Express, where he also managed $1 Billion in assets. Following his experience at American Express, he became the Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life. He was able to start his own company in 1993 that became Highland Capital Management. This became one of the largest alternative credit managers in the USA. Private equity, credit hedge funds, and an array of credit accounts are among the assets which he manages.

His charity work is centered around projects related to the Dallas zoo. He donated $1 million to rebuild the hippo habitat for the zoo after an elderly hippo died, and the zoo named the hippo habitat after Highland Capital Management. This comes in addition to a donated to the Perot museum of Natural Sciences and the Bush Presidential Library. Mr. Dondero has also contributed $3 Million to the Dallas Foundation, which then became the Dallas Highland Foundation in honor of the contribution. This charity contributes to Veteran, Educational, and Health Care causes. Philanthropy was very important to him from the very beginning of his company, where he knew that he wanted to make a difference in the community.

It seems like almost everything we eat or drink these days is bad for us. Although we’re living longer, we have more and more health issues. We have to read labels and keep up with all of the latest scientific discoveries. It sure is good to hear that one of the things I thought I had to give up could actually be prolonging my life. Coffee.

A recent post in “USA Today” referred to two studies printed in the Annals of Internal Medicine which suggest that several cups of coffee a day increased the average lifespan. In both America and Europe, the evidence suggests that all different ethnicities enjoy the decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Between both studies, almost three quarters of a million people were observed. Smoking and non smoking, as well as other factors were considered in the testing. There seemed to be no differentiation in health benefits between caffeinated or decaffeinated.

Lead author Veronica W. Setiawan stated, “Seeing a similar pattern across different populations gives stronger biological backing to the argument that coffee is good for you whether you are white, African-American, Latino or Asian.”

Organo Gold has taken the health aspect of coffee to another level. A fast growing global network marketing company, Organo Gold has added Ganoderma to their coffee. The Ganoderma mushroom has been widely used throughout Asia for thousands of years, treating everything from skin ailments to intestinal cancers. The added healing benefits of the mushroom make Organo Gold Coffee a wise choice for a healthy drink.

Of course, you don’t have to be a coffee drinker to enjoy the amazing benefits of the Ganoderma mushroom. Organo has a wide variety of products with the same health benefits. Besides several varieties of coffees and teas, there are supplements and even soaps and toothpaste.

So, sit back and have another cup. It’s good for you.

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     Dr. Shafik Sachedina is more than the chairman of Sussex Healthcare, which is great in itself. Sussex Healthcare is a support and care home in the United Kingdom. He is also the department head of the Jamati Institutions. This is located in France, and this position is for the assistance of the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont. In this position, he is responsible for the Ismaili community’s institutions programs and activities coordination. He does this in 16 main areas where these types of institutions exist. Dr. Sachedina also interfaces with the programs of the Aga Khan Development Network and Central Asia’s Ismaili communities institutions and programs.

Other important roles of Dr. Sachedina include him being the chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee, and he served in several other voluntary organizations in which he served two-consecutive, presidential terms in which one of them is for the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. Also, he developed important health care, entrepreneurial interests.


His Early Years

Dr. Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He became a certified dental surgeon in 1975 after completing his education from the University of London, Guy’s Hospital dental and medical school. He also practiced for a plethora of years in England.


In Recent News

Two years ago, it was reported that several highly qualified candidates were given awards from the University of Chichester for Sussex Health Care’s next generation staff at a celebratory event. Six employees were awarded the University of Chichester Level 5 Diploma in Professional Practice in Social Care by Sussex Health Care. This program offers daycare and residential services throughout West Sussex. The qualification lasts a year where the qualified can obtain a higher educational qualification which can progress them to study for a bachelor of arts degree. Also, students must attend monthly workshops, they were given 50 percent working assignments, and they were to study on their own time. A joint venture between Sussex Health Care and the University, this program enabled an on-site training academy at Warnham in West Sussex.

Highland Capital Management, LLC is a community based entity. They are committed to investing in the communities where the employees live, work and spend their leisure time. They are community volunteers and advisory board members, as well as financial supporters and take a hands on approach to truly helping the community. They work on behalf of non-profit organizations and community based programs and often focuses on programs that educate the citizens and work on behalf of veterans and healthcare initiatives. Highland Capital firmly believes it is essential to support the community culture and help to improve the quality of life for all. Strengthening neighborhoods is important on several levels. Strong neighborhoods bring better economic opportunities such as employment to everyone and not just a few.

Community involvement is part of what makes Highland Capital Management strong, along with company leadership. The company has more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of institutional and retail based products. Highland is a growing company and has a team of more than 180 employees in locations worldwide. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Highland has expanded personnel to New York, Seoul, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Highland client base includes high net worth individuals, governments, corporations and financial institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations. The talented and experienced team at Highland offers its clients unique products and solutions that provide value while protecting the client’s capital investments. The company is always pursuing new opportunities and developing enhanced solutions for clients and that keeps Highland Capital on the cutting edge of the investing industry.

Highland Capital Management began in 1990 when founders Mark Okada and James Dondero formed a partnership with Protective Life Insurance Company. The new entity focused on the fixed income markets and includes the management of senior secured bank loans. The partnership morphed into PAMCO (Protective Asset Management Company in 1993. The entity was owned by Dondero and Okada with a 40 percent share and Protective Life with a 60 percent share. In 1997, Dondero and Okada purchased Protective Life’s share and formed Ranger Asset Management and the following year, changing the name to Highland Capital Management.