The Foundation of Medical Sales Success

If you want to work with the best and brightest minds in the healthcare profession, convince them you have credibility and sell to them then you must follow some seriously jagged rules. You can make an incision. But does the incision have a clear purpose? Or will you find yourself in a knife fight. Carry a loaded gun to a knife fight by knowing five core rules of engagement. Sit down with yourself and spell out your measurable expectations for outcomes and prepare. In orthopedic sales or in almost any medical sales capacity these core rules still apply. Obtaining sole source agreements or relationships that resemble that may be the goal but you must earn it.

Lawrence L. Steinmetz, in his book How to Sell at Higher Prices Than Your Competitors says: People like to know that they can rely on you. This almost always comes from the history of the relationship. It is a foolish (and rare) customer who will drop a known vendor to save a few pennies to buy from an unknown vendor. When customers tell you they can get it cheaper down the street, you might remind them that they know they can rely upon you and that there may be a serious question mark down the street.

So how do you begin to earn this option, this kind of respect, this reliability that you need? How can you ensure your clients won’t sell you out to save a nickel. Don’t tell me in this cutback mentality phases of healthcare and medical spending they are not thinking this way. They are. Respect is not easy. The level of preparation you must go through to make the high level medical sales and become a trusted insider for your customers comes at a pretty intense price.

Focus on Integrity Based Sales

Decide early on to be a man or woman of integrity in every communication interaction. Possess and act on having and delivering a mentality of “serving” not “selling”. Moreover, brand yourself as their internal business consultant, not an outsider looking to be paid. If they pay you or consider paying you then you need to be considered an integral part of their business. Be known as the insider problem-solver or solution provider. Of course follow up matters so you need to do all the little things that are forgotten in the days of Blackberry products and iPhones. So yes, hand write your thank you notes, do mailers for new products, always have a new bone model (in ortho) or product visible in your brief case because it will provoke questions and dialogue from surgeons

Know Power Brokers

Who is the Orthopaedic coordinator, OR managers, night staff head nurse, and yes, the front desk “gate keepers” that can be of great value to your schedule. Do you have or are you working on a relationship with each? If not you need to right now. These relationships, earned, pay off. What ortho surgeon is chief of orthopaedics in any given year? What surgeons will push/support your efforts to promote new technology, what surgeons are “wafflers”. Know all the egos involved. Yes, medicine and healthcare has them. Who is passive- aggressive? Who is aggressive? Who is manic? Who is depressed? Who can you push? Who do you need to be gentle with in these interactions?

…and How to Work With Them and the Relationships Surrounding

Always be the primary resource for your niche, be the one who educates the staff and who the staff knows is the most educated with regards to his/her niche. You need to be the finest teacher, trainer and mentor here. These folks are very smart but they cannot anticipate the amount of information coming at them, what’s important and what’s not. That’s where you need to come in and provide them options. If you really want to sell high margin medical products, healthcare products or the related you have to be very strong. Steinmetz again suggests: The sales reps who will provide that purchasing agent or buyer with a little technical education may very well get that preferential nod when it comes to getting the order at a premium over the competitor’s prices. As you get to know each person realize your great work can be derailed by something not apparent. Be aware of any conflicting relationships that may affect you business, including what nurse/surgery tech is dating your competitor, dating a surgeon. What competitor is married or dating any administration staff, OR staff? Can you think of more of these? I can.

Master Your Product and the Universe Surrounding It

The universe can be the individual office or something bigger. Be keen to decipher the relationship between the OR and the Central Sterile Supply Dept(CSS)- there is usually conflict or friction between these two departments. Seek to be the “bridge” between the two to better serve efficiency, this enables you to “head one off at the pass…” Know the peri-operative environment: OR protocols with regards to HPPA, sterility and proper behavior in the OR. Follow all hospital guidelines and do no take any shortcuts, remembering at all times you are an invited guest. As to product mastery, that sounds easy or a given. In my years of experience it’s not. In my case I must know my bone anatomy inside and out, knowing landmarks for entry points/exposures/approaches. I had better know how to read radiographic images (X-Rays, CTs, MRIs). Simply put, know your products better than anyone. Know outlines and lay out of all graphic cases. Know implant/system indications, nuances, contra-indications/pitfalls. Play with these systems and know how to put together under pressure. Know what happens when assembled incorrectly so you can help intra-operatively solve problems if instrumentation does not function correctly. What do you need to know for your niche?

And your work doesn’t stop after the sale! Provide technical support to operating room personnel through the following: inservices, interactive workshops, website access for various product technique guides as well as “hard copy” technique guides and/or CDs. Know all locations and potential locations for equipment to be placed and misplaced, know the “nooks and crannies” of the OR.

After you have built the foundation, personally, professionally, technically and by integrity you have earned the right to progress in this tough, important and life-changing career.

The Slow Motion Game

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Recently, a friend invited me to stop and slow down. Just for a few minutes.

I slipped off my shoes and felt the cool stepping stones in her garden under my feet. In a few short minutes, with all systems slowed to the moment in front of me, I felt like Alice in Wonderland-one moment staring up at the giant, waving leaf of a tropical banana tree and the next moment bent down, in awe at the mini, star-shaped moss tuft peeking out between a crack in the stones.

Ten minutes later, as I finished up this walking meditation in her garden, refreshed and ready to go about with my busy day, I knew it was something I wanted to remember to continue as a regular practice for myself and share with my favorite seven year old.

“Hey,” I said to the curly haired boy, “Wanna play The Slow Motion Game with me?”

“What’s that?” he responded, with the keen skepticism of a seven year old who has been around the block and played a zillion games or two in his lifetime so far.

“Well, it’s a kind of discovery game. We slow dooooown.” I started talking in slow motion speak. “And when we look aroooound we see things that we’ve neeeeeverrr seeeeeen beforrrrrrre.”

I could see the spark of interest lit in his eyes now.

“And whoever finds the most cool stuff is the winner?” he yelled excitedly.

“Sure, something like that.”

Five… Close your eyes

Four… Slowing down

Three… Your mind is going to sleep

Two… Your body is getting very relaxed

One… You are in slow motion mode. Open your eyes… And GO… s l o w w w w w w w w…

Our bare feet made their way slowly through the back yard. The dirt felt good sinking between my toes. I watched out of the corner of my eye as the boy did his best slow mummy walk and then presently crouched down.

Between the two of us, we discovered treasures galore in our familiar backyard space.

An army of ants coming out of tiny hole in the flower bed, a bright green arrowhead-shaped sprout shooting out ninety degrees from a tree branch, a baby fly sunning its translucent wings, a baby bee buzzing. We discovered the glossy, tightly curled leaf of a waxy flower pushing its way upward, and crystalline water drops sitting in the very center of a regal succulent. A family of pincher bugs scurried away as we studied the natural, hieroglyphic markings on an old tree stump.

Long after we finished playing, the curly haired boy was still bent over, looking at potato bugs curled up in tree hollows or looking up through tree branches, discovering many more unseen treasures in the garden.

I didn’t mention to the wild-haired one the part that we would feel ourselves coming back to ourselves during this game.

I didn’t mention that by slowing down our spinning minds, we would enliven all our other senses, as we became part of the world in front of us.

I didn’t mention that by slowing down, we recharge and reconnect with that vital source within us.

I didn’t mention that part to him. I didn’t have to.

Yes, this was a good game.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Symptoms, Tests & Treatments

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a devastating injury that affects more than 8 million people in the United States and continues to increase each and every year.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of many repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s) that are everywhere; homes, offices, assembly lines, grocery stores, book clubs, construction sites, dental offices, everywhere! Because carpal tunnel syndrome is so commonplace, and its effects so devastating, it is important to be knowledgeable of how it occurs, what its symptoms are, the testing methods used and what treatment options are available, as the prevention of any injury, especially carpal tunnel, begins with education.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder affecting the median nerve, which supplies function to the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. Usually the symptoms are most prevalent in the thumb, index and middle fingers (Sometimes one-half of the ring finger) and include numbness, tingling, paresthesia (pins and needles), pain and tightness in the front of the hand, wrist and forearm. These symptoms do not have to occur simultaneously, and may only affect one finger one day and then three fingers a few days later.

If a doctor provides a carpal tunnel diagnoses and the symptoms are in the ring and little fingers, it is NOT carpal tunnel syndrome! The ulnar nerve, not the median nerve, supplies function to the ring and little finger. Repetitive strain disorders affecting these two fingers are usually either Guyon’s syndrome, entrapment of the ulnar nerve in the guyon’s canal at the wrist junction, or cubital tunnel syndrome, entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow junction. This is a common mistake made by many, many physicians and is completely inexcusable as they often recommend surgery for the patient, causing the patient to undergo an unnecessary procedure, and what makes it worse, for the wrong disorder!

If symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome do arise, doctors will recommend that a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test or an Electromoyogram (EMG) be performed to see if carpal tunnel syndrome truly exists. These tests are often painful to the individual being tested, very expensive, and often give false positives and false negatives. This is why it is recommended that manual carpal tunnel tests be performed in order to obtain a more accurate (and much cheaper) diagnosis. Manual carpal tunnel tests take no longer than 10 minutes, have a high accuracy rate, are painless and are very cheap in comparison to the NCV and EMG tests.

The recommended manual carpal tunnel tests consist of the following:

· Phalen’s Test: The wrist is flexed for 30 to 60 seconds in order to compress the median nerve and duplicate/increase the symptoms.

· Reverse Phalen’s Test: The wrist is extended for 30 to 60 seconds in order to stretch the median nerve and duplicate/increase the symptoms. Stretching the median nerve if it is already impinged will duplicate/increase the symptoms if a patient has carpal tunnel syndrome.

· Tinnel Sign: Tapping directly over the median nerve at the wrist junction will cause carpal tunnel symptoms to exhibit themselves.

· Compression Test: Direct pressure is applied over the location of the median nerve for 30-60 seconds to see if carpal tunnel symptoms are exhibited.

If a positive diagnosis comes back, most doctors will push for surgery, a procedure that has a terrible success rate and is to only be performed as a last resort once all other conservative treatment methods have been utilized. Conservative therapy is the key to successfully recovering from carpal tunnel syndrome and obtaining not only short-term but long-term relief as well.
The following is a list of conservative treatments that should be utilized in order to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from developing, but also rehabilitating carpal tunnel syndrome after it is already present.

· Ergonomics: Utilize proper ergonomic tools and equipment when working.

· Breaks: Take short breaks every 30 minutes when working in order to help reduce excessive strain on the hands.

· Stretches: Stretch the muscles that ‘close’ the hands as these are the muscles that are exercised all day long in activities such as typing, writing, gripping a steering wheel, using a computer mouse, carrying groceries and everything else that is done day in and day out. When a muscle is involved in exercise, it becomes shorter, therefore it needs to be stretched and lengthened both during and after the exercises are completed. (End of day)

· Exercises: Exercise and strengthen the muscles that are used to ‘open’ the hands, as these muscles do not receive much direct stimuli / exercise. (i.e. People do not turn doorknobs, hold things, type, use a computer mouse or lift things with the backs of their hands.)

The information provided above reveals how carpal tunnel syndrome occurs, what its symptoms are, the testing methods most commonly used and the best conservative treatment options that are used to thwart its existence.

It is very important for individuals to become well acquainted with the proper information and tools in order to maintain and increase their level of health and productivity. It is also important for people to speak to their doctors regarding their health concerns, and if someone is involved in an occupation that is considered high-risk for carpal tunnel, they should discuss this with their physician, but is even more critical that people become self educated as no one can take care of you better than “YOU”!

High Heels – Your Best Friend

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Have you ever saw an American movie called “In Her Shoes”?

Rose and Maggie (performed by Cameron Diaz) are sisters who claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a tragic childhood, and a shared shoe size. Rose owns an attorney position, a conservative personality, and a secret passion for romance. She is sophisticated with work but timid to her plain figure and appearance. Therefore, Rose stores a full wardrobe of high heels without enough courage to wear them out and show them off. Maggie, the little one who is absolutely reverse version of her sister, features drop-dead gorgeous, loafer, flirtation, and troublemaker. She left home without farewell after being caught at the scene when she was carrying on a clandestine love affair with Rose’s boyfriend. In terms of women, the climax comes as Rose gives up her admirable job to then bravely wears the high heels she likes to hide into wardrobe. She successfully goes through a change of outlook on her relationship with Maggie-her   unique  sister, the man she has wrongly loved and the man she should love and treasure at present. Everything can start from “head”, as well as “foot”, not just curing the sequela of losing love.

“When I feel bad, I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good. Foods just make me fatter. Shoes always fit.” The lines, from Rose, reveal her secret: she is not the prude that she looks like in appearance, but a lovely girl who is keenly obsessed with various high heels as well. Numberless pairs of housed high heels are her bosom friend, listening to her success, happiness sharing her upset and cheering her up when she is in low spirit. Even though Rose just buy them then hide them without debut with them, she still be companied and placated by their sweetness and attention.

Men may leave and love may be pulled away, but high heels will always stay.

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Scholarships and Grants for College Students in Florida

Access to affordable education is within reach with scholarships and grants for college students in Florida. These programs provide financial aid support to Florida undergraduate students who are enrolled in degree programs at participating Florida universities and colleges throughout the state.

Eligibility Procedure and Requirements to Receive Academic Funding

Each institution may have their own procedures such as application deadlines, student eligibility, and application procedures. However to receive funding, students must be a resident of Florida and a U.S Citizen or eligible non-citizen. Students should not be in default under any state or federal grant, scholarship or loan, unless student has made arrangements for repayment that is satisfactory. Student must also be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units per term in a baccalaureate degree program from a participating Florida institution. They should also meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for funding. State aid is not available to students who are enrolled in a program that leads to a degree in divinity or theology.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

The Florida Bright FuturesScholarship Program was created in 1997 to reward students for their academic accomplishments during high school. The program reward students by providing them with financial support to attend postsecondary education in Florida.

 

  • Florida Academic Scholars award
  • Florida Medallion Scholars award
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award

 

Florida Grant and Scholarship Programs Offered

For detailed information on each program listed and more, visit the Florida Student Scholarship and Grants Program website.

 

  • Critical Teacher Shortage (CTS) Student Loan Forgiveness Program and the CTS Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)
  • First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG)
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servic members (CSDDV)
  • Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistant Grant Program (FSAG-CE)
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant
  • Florida Resident Grant Program
  • Talented Twenty Program
  • Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Program
  • Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

A variety of grants and scholarships funded by the State of Florida give students the support they need to reach their academic and career goals.

Summer Infant Best View Color Video Baby Monitor Review

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The Summer Infant Best View color video baby monitor is one of the highest rated video monitors you can buy to help you keep an eye on your child. It is loaded with features that put it a cut above the rest. The camera pans and zooms, the 2.5″ screen size is easy to see, and it provides reliable performance.

The digital technology used in this monitor ensures that the image of your baby won’t be transmitted beyond your home. With night vision technology, you can see your baby even in the dark and the one-touch on/off button lets you take a quick look for reassurance at any time.

Summer Infant Best View Product Description

The 100% digital system allows complete privacy without having to search for a clear channel. The camera can be wall mounted and remotely controlled to zoom in, pan, or scan the room. The digital menu is controlled by a toggle switch found on the 2.4Ghz parents unit. The clear picture is transmitted either in full color when the lights are on, or in black & white night vision with the use of LED lights to provide a look at your baby in the dark.

The digital picture on the 2.5″ LCD screen of the parents unit has a range of 350′ from the nursery unit and transmits privately and securely.

Summer Infant Best View Features

  • One 2.5ghz parents unit
  • 2.5″ LCD color screen
  • Belt clip
  • One touch on/off button for reduced battery drain
  • Toggle switch to navigate menus for changing camera angle, camera settings and volume control
  • Rechargeable battery and A/C adapter
  • Battery and signal strength
  • Automatic shut off of the video screen preventing unnecessary drain on the batteries
  • Parent unit stand
  • Light and sound indicators
  • Full color camera with black and white night vision
  • Camera pan, scan and zoom
  • Microphone

Summer Infant Best View Review

This monitor offers the security of a 100% digital transmission, meaning the image of your baby won’t be visible to others who might use the same channel. The 2.5″ LCD screen is a great size for viewing your baby in the handheld parent unit. Night vision makes it easy to check in on your child and the on/off button means you can look and then let the screen turn back off to avoid disturbing your own sleep in the middle of the night with constant light from the screen.

The panning, scanning and zooming features of the camera make it easy to keep track of baby, even with a lot of movement. Extra cameras can also be added to the unit and set up in different rooms or at different angles.

Wireless home networks might interfere with the performance of this monitor. While additional cameras can be added, additional parent units are not available. The addition of a complete set can provide an extra parent unit attached to a different camera for dual parent coverage.

The Best View monitor is rated as having a very clear picture with little to no static, and the 2.5″ LCD is large enough to see well. Most users have been very pleased with the performance of the unit.

The Summer Infant Best View Handheld Color Video Monitor has all of the features a parent could ask for in a unit of this type. It gives a great view of the baby from all angles with the remote controlled panning and zooming features and the night vision lets you see your baby at night. If you are looking for a clear, color view of your baby, this monitor fits the bill.

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How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Injury

There is a vast amount of information pertaining to how to avoid carpal tunnel injury. A carpal tunnel injury is the result of compression of the medial nerve within the wrist area. When compression takes place, a numbness and subsequent pain ensue causing the hand to sometimes swell and temporarily become semi-useless.

Reports of this condition date back to the mid 1800s when conditions were found in surgical literature. More and more sufferers of the condition were reported following World War 2. Carpal tunnel syndrome has been considered a work related condition associated with the over use of the hands and wrists.

Basically, to prevent this condition, the hands must be stretched and wrists rotated on a consistent basis between sessions of work. Due to repetitious movements during work, the fingers must also be stretched and allowed to relax a bit. One of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome is excessive typing. Those who work in an office performing typing tasks or who work as transcribers are more prone to acquire this condition. Simply taking some time to get away from the desk is a great preventative measure.

There are medical reasons as well, for the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. Obesity, diabetes, arthritis, hyperthyroidism and various forms of trauma can cause the condition. CTS can be avoided by keeping a healthy diet and exercise regimen to ward of the symptoms. Consulting your doctor on a regular basis will provide you with all the literature and basic information you need to be educated on the subject of CTS and how to prevent developing the condition.

Bluetooth Headphones Tips – Prolonging Li-Ion Battery Life

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Many Bluetooth headphones use the lithium-ion type of rechargeable battery. It is actually the most popular type of rechargeable battery not just among Bluetooth headsets but also for other electronic devices such as laptops and cell phones.

One main reason that Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries are the favorite battery type of a lot of Bluetooth headphones is that these kinds of batteries have a bigger energy storage capacity. What this means is that Li-ion batteries have a greater energy-to-material ratio than the other kinds, such as nickel metal hydride (NiMH) or nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries. For the same amount of nickel or nickel-cadmium, the lithium-ion battery can hold more power.

The second main reason is that Li-on batteries do not degrade in performance even if you repower them while they are not completely depleted of stored power. Unlike other batteries, the Li-ion battery does not show the so-called memory effect. It also has stronger resistance to severe temperatures and does not self-discharge as fast as the other types when it is in storage.

Much as everyone would like Li-ion batteries to be eternal, the fact is that they have a limited life. When used appropriately and cared for, they can actually provide your Bluetooth headsets with power up to about three years. The key here is in knowing how to make your Bluetooth earphones’ Li-ion battery packs reach their optimal life span. Here are a few tips.

Do not completely empty your battery of power. Li-ion batteries actually do not need to be fully empty before you need to recharge them. As a matter of fact, you will decrease the life span of your batteries if you frequently let them go empty first before recharging them. However, it is also healthy to completely discharge your Li-ion battery from time to time, say, after every 25 or 30 partial recharge cycles.

Never subject your Li-on battery to high temperature when you recharge them. Not only will the heat be a safety risk but will also shorten your battery’s life and energy capacity.

If you are intending to leave your Bluetooth headsets unused for some time, you should make sure that the batteries are at least half-charged. Also, never leave the battery inside your Bluetooth earphones if you won’t be using the devices for a long period. If you do, the active material may leak out and corrode and damage your unit. Store the batteries in a cool place. Even the refrigerator will do, but never the freezer.

These practical tips are easy to remember. If you keep them in mind and follow them, you can be sure that your Li-ion battery for your Bluetooth headphones will last up to its maximum lifespan.

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When a Placebo is Not a Placebo

Often when traditional technologies fail to work it’s not uncommon for a new treatment to be dismissed as “it’s the placebo effect”, if it helps the patient. This is so very common with the chronic pain patient and could possibly be the worse use of the term “placebo” in medicine and regulatory parlance.

Here’s some background on the path the chronic pain patient takes.

The pain could be of “unknown etiology” or it could be a disease process such as fibromyalgia, RSD, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or the common secondary diagnosis of sciatica. The issue though is crystal clear. The symptom has become the diagnosis simply because the patient’s problem can not be corrected and the pain is not eliminated.

Prior to the diagnosis evolving to “chronic pain” the patient exhibits her/himself as a patient that has come for medical attention due to pain. The initial exam generally consists of a preliminary diagnosis being made and then a treatment protocol is designed for that patient. In most cases such as protruding disc, degenerative disc disease, Tic Doloreux as examples there is a physical cause of the pain and if that is discovered via lab tests, radiology, observation etc. then the cause of the pain is discovered and treated. The pain goes away because the causative factor is discovered and treated, or the cause is determined and the patient is educated that it could be a viral causation and, time, is the healer with treatment only for the symptomatic pain until the virus is gone or the condition is untreatable.

In most situations it will be something simple to eradicate the problem such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, ibuprofen, rest, hot/cold modalities, or physical therapy. The pain symptom goes away and the medical team no longer sees the patient since there is no problem. Cause has been treated and pain is no longer present. Patient is “well”.

However, there are a certain percentage of the above patients that the treatment protocol did not work. Those patients did everything they were told to do yet the pain persists and they continue to visit the doctor complaining the pain is not getting better and may actually be getting worse. If the doctor is a primary care physician it is now the patient is referred out to some other specialty such as neurology, rheumatology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, chiropractic or some one else. New tests begin, review of old tests continues and the treating medical specialist knows, or should know, the traditional remedies did not work. An important point to remember is when the patient has reached this point in the treatment of “pain” the success rate at this point for these patients is 0 %. It is no longer valid to state that “80% of these patients get better with bed rest and aspirin”. These patients did not.

If the patient continues to experience pain any previous diagnosis may be ruled out and a new diagnosis emerges. The new “diagnosis” is “chronic pain” possibly “due to”, or “of unknown etiology”. It is this point in time that the medical profession and other alternative practitioners admit the reason the patient is experiencing pain is “unknown or untreatable”.

This is where the use of the term “placebo” is lost or misused. At this point in time the previous statements about how patients that have been treated successfully blur the reality that the chronic patient has been down the traditional path, unsuccessfully, so now the patient population is vastly different than the patients who were treated successfully. It is no longer valid to reference treatments following this stage to be shown as being “placebo”. It is better for our understanding to advance the concept those treatments now that work may be due to our misunderstandings, rather than the fall back phrase “placebo”. Anything that stops the pain is a treatment methodology that is new and has a positive outcome when all previous treatments failed.

It’s so common for positive treatment outcomes to be written off as “placebo”, even if only a sugar pill, but the goal of all people who choose to help other people is to achieve the goals of helping by stopping the condition. With chronic pain patients the condition is “continuing, recurrent pain”.

Are there quacks? Yes. Are there shysters? Yes. Are there those who proclaim to treat, accept money for doing so, yet don’t. Yes.

It’s better to try to understand and to not defer to prejudicial statements when by attempting to understand and clarify correctly would better serve the chronic pain patient.

Top Five Cellular Phone Models in USA

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With the advent of the mobile phone industry, mobile phone companies have long been contesting for the latest models that would captivate the market and make the buyers go “gaga” over it. So far, there are countless cellular phone models from BlackBerry, Apple, LG, and other companies.

The market differs in all parts of the world. A company may dominate in USA but not in Asia, same is true with the network service providers. Recently, there was a survey which showed a result of the Top five models in the US last year.

As you take a read, you will discover that according to Amazon.com and our reviews, sales show that the US mobile phone market is dominated by BlackBerry and no trace of Nokia could be felt.

First in the list is BlackBerry Bold 9000. What makes it a hit? It is a mobile professional and likely to be the best device on the market. This is a serious communication device catering to those who need the best of email and connectivity to their other office information in an instant. BlackBerry Bold is the best BlackBerry yet. It capitalizes on the industry-leading email and communication abilities and adds improved document handling features. While remaining enterprise centric it makes major multimedia and entertainment strides to broaden its market appeal.

Another great phone from Blackberry is their Blackberry Storm. What makes it the number 2 best seller for Americans? It is the first entry by smartphone leader BlackBerry into the world of touchscreens. BlackBerry’s claim to fame has always been its exceptional mobile email functionality and manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has steadfastly insisted that a physical keyboard is best suited for typing. That said, even stalwart RIM couldn’t ignore the market pressures, led by Apple’s phenomenally successful iPhone 3G, which have placed priority on a touchscreen.

The third spot is the throne of Apple iPhone 3G. This iPhone 3G isn’t necessarily blazing new territory, it is paving that territory, refining the available technologies, while placing at utmost importance the overall design of its body and interface. The reduced price tag, expanded memory and incorporated 3G technology are truly new, and are likely to represent a new direction for the industry. On another note, the iPhone 3G, like its iPhone predecessor, is taking a big chunk out of many different markets, offering a solid mix of business, entertainment and everyday use.

G1 Google Phones takes number four. The T-Mobile G1 is the first of many expected smartphones to reach the market that are based on the Google Android operating system. Before being introduced by T-Mobile, it was known as the HTC Dream. The Google Android OS is seen as having the potential to expand the capabilities of smartphones generally because of its open source orientation to third party applications. It is reasoned that because developers have free rein to show off their best and most creative work that the possibilities are limitless.

Doing well at number five is the LG Lotus. It has a unique and exceptional design that is both beautiful and functional. It is a great messaging phone that can send all types of text messages and can communicate by IM and email. It is also a great music phone that can play and store up to 12 GB of music.

Feel the American mobile phone culture, go buy one. Yes, one of the five top selling mobile phones in the United States.

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