Gulf Management Systems Partners with Tan-Link for Dynamic Software and Payment Processing Solutions

ACH Payment Processing

Gulf Management Systems who provides both credit card and ach payment processing now partners with Tan-Link an all in one solution for tanning salons.

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2018 / — Gulf Management Systems Partners with Tan-Link for Dynamic Software and Payment Processing Solutions
Gulf’s alternative type of payment system capable of saving merchants up to 80-percent in comparison to credit card processing rates to perfectly complement Tan-Link’s customized tanning salon software package.

Clearwater, FL – June 14, 2018 – Gulf Management Systems, Inc., a Florida-based leader in the electronic payment processing industry, has announced a partnership with Tan-Link, LLC, Texas-based manufacturers of a customized tanning salon software solution, with Gulf’s alternative type of payment system capable of saving merchants up to 80-percent in comparison to credit card processing rates set to perfectly compliment Tan-Link’s constantly-evolving software.

“Gulf Management offers merchant solutions to all business types with a personalized and scalable approach,” explains Charles G. Billone, President of Gulf Management Systems. “Since 1992, we have increased productivity and savings for businesses through our technology and payment solutions, and in partnering with a leader like Tan-Link, we can combine our efforts to bring forward-thinking payment solutions to a myriad of industries – including the tanning salon market.”

Not just another tanning salon software solution, Tan-Link is a service-based organization taking enterprise-grade software to new heights. The company offers customized and total solutions to redefine salons’ online presence, website development, marketing profile and outbound communication, text and social media marketing, past due collection services, point-of-sale and credit card processing, as well as consultation to improve and automate clients’ key business processes.

“Technology is the key to our success, and smart solutions have been developed by our engineers to address common issues many tanning salons face,” says Nash, CEO of TIA Salons, LLC, and Tan-Link, LLC. “In the tanning industry, wherein many salons are struggling to make rent and payroll, powerful sales strategies coupled with effective tanning salon software has proven to be an invaluable tool in the growth of my own businesses; indeed, with a partner like Gulf Management Systems, we’re going to prove other business owners can fully manage, operate and grow their companies through dynamic payment software solutions.”

Gulf Management’s primary focus has always been on growing and maintaining the success of its clients’ businesses through its processing and direct deposit services, culled from industry expertise developed over the 25 years the organization has been in business. Because methods for processing payment are in a constant state of evolution, Gulf representatives routinely stress the importance of an experienced electronic payment processor to provide customized and up-to-date solutions that yield the most savings. Irrespective of whether a business is in the guise of a brick-and-mortar shop or e-store, Gulf Management Systems offers companies the industry’s lowest rates and expert processing strategies.

What’s more, in partnering with many leading software providers, Gulf Management offers its clients the best operational and administrative management solutions paired with minimum costs with regard to payment processing. In also offering ACH processing – said to be among the cheapest methods by which to accept payments – Gulf boasts the capability of saving businesses up to 80-percent in processing compared to credit card processes, with ACH processing and eCheck solutions accepting payment directly from a customer’s bank account.

The company also offers a plethora of other premium services in this sector including credit card processing, remote deposit capture, virtual terminals, payment gateways, e-commerce tactics, GMS Online, recurring payments (EFT), direct deposit and a VIP Payment Program.

About Gulf Management Systems

Gulf Management Systems offers merchant solutions to all business types with a personalized and scalable approach. Since 1992, the company has increased productivity and savings for businesses through technology and payment software solutions. As a leading provider of technology-enabled debit card, credit card, ACH, EFT, e-commerce and direct deposit services, Gulf’s expertise and experience with regard to the needs of all types of businesses speaks for itself.

Gulf Management Systems, Inc. is located at 2753 S.R. 580 Suite 212 in Clearwater and can be reached by calling (855) 847-7764 or (800) 947-3156. For more information visit or email

John Toston
Gulf Management Systems
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CBD (Cannabidiol) Gains Popularity in the Skincare Industry With Its Promising Health Benefits

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CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many benefits.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 17, 2018 / — Less than two weeks ago, CBD Skincare company RxCannaCare participated in the 27th Annual International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas. They were one of quite a few brands carrying CBD-infused skincare products compared to just the year 2017 when only 3 company brought CBD to the beauty and skin care industry.

After attending IECSC, founder of RxCannaCare, Twompson Prater, shared how he was overwhelmed with joy at the amount of positive response they received during their three days at the IECSC. He said that this was the third time they attended a skincare conference and that they ended up selling more product than they had at all the Cannabis Industry events combined this and last year. "It was amazing how well our products were received by those who were new to CBD skincare," he shared.

Twompson attributed the success of their product sales to the vast amount of education he was able to provide as an industry leader, as well as recent research on CBD’s health benefits. He said that many attendees at the event had heard about CBD but didn’t quite know what it was or how it is used. “Education was the most important thing at this event since many of the attendees had been hearing about CBD-infused skincare for the first time,” he shared. "The fact that our product could also help people heal and live healthier lives, and not just make them look better, was also a key differentiator from our competition," he added.

The company’s booth at IECSC was filled with literature on CBD’s potential, including an entire section that highlighted its success helping cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment.

What is CBD exactly? CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body. Research has shown that there are many physical and mental benefits of CBD products for both treatment and prevention.

Next week, RxCannaCare will again be one of just a few CBD brands crossing paths with other skincare and beauty retailers at the Cosmoprof North America Conference. Cosmoprof is a Business-to-Business beauty tradeshow that introduces companies to revolutionary technologies and forward-thinking programs. It is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the Americas, a must for businesses in the beauty industry. The event will take place July 29th-31st 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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The retail Industry Social Commerce Solution enabling salespeople and brand ambassadors to sell more effectively online announces breakthrough for Instagram

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 / — Replika Software (, The retail industry social selling solution who cracked the code for social commerce by powering up influencers, sales associates and brand ambassadors to sell online in a simple and efficient way, announces the launch of Instalink. Replika’s Instalink is the first platform to allow social sellers to organically post clickable, trackable links on any Instagram post.

“I think we can all agree that in 2018, simply waiting for a customer to walk into a brand’s brick and mortar location is not a long-term formula for success. With Replika, we are transforming the brand’s business and the lives of sales associates, by giving them the tools they need to extend their human intelligence into the social and mobile world of today’s consumers. Now, brand ambassadors and influencers can not only inspire and engage directly with online customers but be directly connected to the sales they initiate 24/7”, said Corey Gottlieb, co-founder of Replika.

Replika’s simple to use revenue generating platform can be integrated with a brand’s ecommerce site in minutes. By empowering social sellers to leverage their social media following and generate sales by curating inspiring trackable posts from their brand ecommerce site via email, text and virtually every social media channel, Replika has already proven to be a powerful tool for driving sales in today’s multi-channel environment.

Replika’s Instalink solution for Instagram, developed by the company’s CTO, Ashwin Dayal, is a technology that now allows salespeople, brand ambassadors and influencers to share links to custom carts they curate on behalf of brands. These links are clickable in organic Instagram posts and trackable, which allows brands to draw a direct connection between a post, the person who created it and the corresponding sales on the brand’s e-commerce site. Before Instalink, Influencers were only able to grab items and create links from their Business Facebook Catalog, but they couldn’t track the purchases they inspired on the brand’s site. With Replika’s Instalink, every item in the post is assigned a trackable link for direct attribution to the social seller who created the inspiration. They can even take photos of themselves or others in outfits and tag the products. Customers can see which products are shoppable and are directed to the brand’s site to purchase with a single click. Once the consumer lands on the brand’s site, they are greeted with a customizable overlay, containing all the items curated in the post, a picture of the influencer and an offer to chat for additional selections. Whether the consumer buys what was curated in the post of anything else on the site during the attribution period, (set by the brand) the social seller will receive credit for the sale.

No longer do Influencers have to be compensated purely based on the reach of their posts. Now they can now be recognized for the sales they actually generate, leveling the playing field for influencers of all sizes to participate in performance based influencer marketing (PBIM). Brands can now leverage true word of mouth recommendations at scale from genuine advocates.

“In a connected world, if a retail salesperson is not sharing content on social and driving online sales, they are in danger of becoming irrelevant. For brands and retailers, the new strategy includes arming up their social sellers to become the ultimate omni-channel weapon. This is what we do at Replika ” said Kareen Mallet, co-founder of Replika.

About Replika:
Replika Software ( is the retail industry social commerce solution, enabling sales associates, brand ambassadors and influencers to offer a higher level of customer service and to sell more effectively online. Replika Software was named one of The 20 best Customer Experience Management Solution for 2018 by the CIO Review. A finalist in the French-American Startup Tour and a finalist in the Plug & Play Tech Center for Retail and Brands. Replika was founded in 2016 by Kareen Mallet, a former Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman executive and Corey Gottlieb, a successful entrepreneur and the former head of sales of ABC and Paramount Pictures.

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Apollo Med Innovations, LLC Announces the Acquisition of Cosmedical Spa.

The acquisition of Cosmedical is part of Apollo’s growth strategy of providing the latest technological offerings to the aesthetic market and delivering world class service through company owned spas”

— Randy Wright, CEO, Apollo Med Innovations

PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2018 / — PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia – Apollo Med Innovations, LLC (Apollo) is proud to announce the asset purchase acquisition of Cosmedical Spa in Peachtree City, GA (Cosmedical). Cosmedical has been successfully treating customers in Peachtree City and the surrounding area for over 7 years in the latest aesthetic procedures. Apollo intends to continue Cosmedical’ s rich tradition of cutting edge treatments using the latest products and technology administered by experts in the field and offering expanded treatments and a new management team.
Simultaneous with the acquisition, Apollo also announced the hiring of Julie Robbins, Operations Director, and Andrew Nobles, Sales Operations Manager, to lead Cosmedical. Julie is a registered nurse with over 10 years’ experience in the industry and Andrew is a Licensed Esthetician with over 7 years’ experience. Dr. Lawrence Segal will continue as Medical Director of Cosmedical and Rebecca McKoy, has agreed to join the Apollo Med Spa Advisory Board.
Cosmedical intends to offer customers the latest in aesthetic and wellness treatments including:
• Popular injectables like Botox and Juvederm
• Laser hair removal
• Micro-needling treatments for skin rejuvenation
• PDO tread treatments – known as the “lunchtime facelift”
• Weight-loss and body contouring treatments using cryotherapy
• Laser treatments for multiple skin issues including fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, scaring and others
• Massage Treatments
• Hormone Pellet Treatments
• Industry leading cosmeceutical and cosmetic lines
"We are excited to be joining the Apollo team and leading Cosmedical in serving Peachtree City and the surrounding communities with the latest aesthetic and wellness procedures. We intend to expand on Cosmedical’s tradition of unsurpassed patient outcomes and add broad wellness therapies. Andrew and I have moved to the community and intend to become actively involved in such a wonderful area" said Julie Robbins, Operations Director.
Randy Wright, CEO of Apollo, said, "The acquisition of Cosmedical is part of Apollo’s overall growth strategy of providing both the latest technological offerings to the aesthetic industry and delivering world class service through company owned and operated spas. We are proud that Julie and Andrew have agreed to join the Apollo team and to lead Cosmedical by providing the latest treatments and services to our valued customers.”
Apollo also announced that the Cosmedical facilities will also serve as the national training facility for Apollo’s master PDO thread training course series.
About Cosmedical Spa
Cosmedical is a leading aesthetic and wellness spa serving Peachtree City, GA and the surrounding communities. Cosmedical is led by Medical Director, Dr. Lawrence Segal and the professional, experienced team of Julie Robins, Registered Nurse, and Andrew Nobles, Licensed Esthetician.
Cosmedical offers patients and customers the latest in cutting edge treatments and products to provide aesthetic and wellness procedures intended to bring improved health, wellness and beauty to its customers. Visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for wellness and beauty tips as well as the latest on our growing list of procedures and monthly specials.
About Apollo Med Innovations
Apollo Med Innovations, LLC is a leading distributor of cutting edge aesthetic products to the MedSpa and aesthetic industries. Apollo Med’s product suite includes micro-needling devices and supplies, Miracu PDO threads, diode and multi-platform lasers, cryotherapy devices and a full line of Secretly Ageless branded cosmeceuticals. Apollo Med is also dedicated to superior service and customer education through its master training series led by its esteemed Doctor Advisory Council. Apollo Med is committed to providing its customers the latest in high quality aesthetic products at a reasonable cost providing its partners with exceptional return on investment. For more information on Apollo Med Innovations, visit our website at
For more information contact:
Name: Julie Robbins
Phone: 770.632.5500

Name: Andrew Nobles
Phone: 770.632.5500

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James Irvine Family Heir Weds Susan Jeske, CEO of the Ms. America Pageant and Former Ms. America 1997

First Look Susan Jeske and James Irvine

The bride arriving to the wedding in a two horse drawn carriage to her wedding

Susan and James in front of Jims home as a small boy which is now the Katie Wheeler Library

Hand made cake that stood 50 inches tall and weighed over 150 pounds with cascading fresh flowers accenting the cake

They had a grand exit with a sparkler send off that lit up the sky creating a magical ambiance as the walked underneath to the awaiting Rolls Royce.

Susan Jeske and James Irvine marry in a truly beautiful fairy tale wedding rivaling that of Cinderella.

You and Jim have shown me that true love is out there no matter what your age! Thank you for inspiring me to not give up! Because of you I have met a great guy and decided to take a chance at love!”

— Cheryl McDermott

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2018 / — Susan R. Jeske and James M. Irvine were married Saturday, June 2nd at five thirty in the afternoon at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park, part of the OC Parks, in Irvine, California. Officiating the ceremony was Eric Rees, CEO of the Jessie Reese Foundation.

The bride is the daughter of the late Charles and Denise Jeske of Littleton, Colorado. She was crowned the first Ms. America in 1997 and is the current owner & CEO of the Ms. America Pageant. The groom is the youngest grandson to the late James Irvine II who inherited about 115,000 acres in what is now Orange County, California and formed The Irvine Company and the James Irvine Foundation. He is the son of the late Myford and Gloria Irvine. Myford Irvine was the President of The Irvine Company for eleven years and the President of the James Irvine Foundation for 24 years beginning when it was established in 1937 until his death in 1959.

The wedding was held at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park, which is where the original Irvine family home was and is now the Katie Wheeler Library (named after James’s Aunt). James was born and raised in the home as a young boy. The gazebo and gardens were James played as a boy were transformed into a fairyland of roses for the ceremony. Pews were brought in from a 100-year-old church in honor of Susan’s Catholic upbringing.

The best man was James’ son, Jeremy Irvine and the groomsmen were Bill White, James’s older brother and Susan’s brothers Tim and Mark Jeske. The Maid of Honor was Megan Augustin, Susan’s niece from Colorado. Bridesmaids were Susan’s sister Cathy Jeske, James’s niece Tracy Gaede and Jory Irvine, James’ daughter. They were dressed in a burgundy suit and full-length dresses carrying pastel pink, yellow and white rose bouquets. Bridal Attendants were Stephanie Mills, Melissa Jeske, Kimberly Lattimore, Debbie Garrett, Lea Petersen, Quinn Fry and Kelly Bennett. They were dressed in marine colored full-length dresses carrying pastel pink, yellow and white rose bouquets. Leading the Bridal Attendants was Stephanie Mills, Ms. America 2015 carrying a stunning custom hand-made brooch bouquet by JoAnne Maggio of Glam Bouquet. The bouquet was filled with over 1500 silver brooches, smaller crystal and rhinestones accent pieces, many that were personal gifts given to Susan from close friends, family and state, regional and national pageant titleholders.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her brother Mike Jeske. She wore a custom made Victorian wedding gown designed by world famous designer Stephen Yearick. It took two years to make of which 180 days (6 months) was used for embroidery, stitching and artwork. More than 10,000 hand-beaded additions were sewn into the couture gown including sequins, pearls and 10 types of multifaceted Austrian Crystals. Swarovski Crystals were used in the bodice and on the sleeves of the gown. Over 100 yards of eleven types of sophisticated fabrics were used and the gown weighed 35 pounds. Fifty people were involved in the creation of the gown which included Stephen Yearick, Leigh Price and Mon Amie’s owner Laurel Mungo.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her brother Mike Jeske. Susan wore the Irvine Rose Garden Tiara which was a gift from James. It was a custom made Victorian rose and garland tiara that had over 200 crystals mounted in silver and platinum representing the Rose Garden of the Irvine Family estate in which they were married.

After the couple were pronounced man and wife, guests were invited to an outdoor area that was reminiscent of the Victorian era with Queen Anne couches, chairs and antique furniture. Guests enjoyed passed appetizers and a bar complete with flutes of Chandon California Blanc De Noirs and wines that contained grapes from Star Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa California which Mr. Irvine once owned an interest in.

The reception was held under a magical one of a kind Victorian wedding tent that was created by Taj Mahal Tents just for the historic Irvine Wedding. It had 300 feet of hand stamped 18 Karat Gold Victorian trim, with over 150 four-inch flower appliques and 300 gold tassels hand sewn around the border breathing life and authenticity to the setting.

The opulent tent was filled with delicate colors of pastel pinks, blues and gold with flower center pieces of pink and white hydrangeas, pink roses, pink peonies, pale peach stocks, pale pink spray roses, ivory roses and Queen Ann lace bursting out from a three-foot gold stand covered in white roses, green leaves and dripping of pearls on every table that was covered with a blue tablecloth and embroidered pearl lace overlay. Commemorative gifts in honor of Susan and James’s wedding were placed at each guest setting which included Modjeska Candies by Bauer’s Candy which started in 1889. James Irvine II was good friends with world renowned actress Madam Helena Modjeska who lived in Silverado Canyon here in Orange County, California. James Irvine II named his daughter Kathryn Helena Irvine after her.

After the couple made their grand entrance to the sound of trumpets, they danced their first dance to the song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. The dinner menu was a tribute to the success of the Irvine Ranch which was the largest agricultural enterprises in the United States and according to an article in the 1910 Los Angeles Times, “one of the greatest cultivated farms in the world.” Some of the items were selected because they were once grown or raised on the Irvine Ranch.

After dinner, everyone enjoyed the handmade cake that stood 50 inches tall and weighed over 150 pounds. Lovingly wrapped in white frosting that had handmade 30 fondant bows and sugar flowers the cake was accented with Swarovski Crystals and edible 18 Karat Gold. The fifth layer of the cake had insignias of Susan and James initials representing their union in marriage. Accenting the cake was cascading fresh flowers to celebrate this beautiful day.

Guests enjoyed dancing to a live ten-person orchestra to the tunes from the 1930’s to the current pop hits until Susan and James left the party. They walked under a crowd of guests lined up on each side of the walkway holding large sparklers that lit up the night – holding them up like swords – while the couple ran underneath to the awaiting 1950 White Rolls Royce Bentley to whisk them away for an evening of romance.

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Susan Jeske and James Irvine Wedding

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Free EU Webinar series launched by IT Governance

DROGHEDA, LEINSTER, IRELAND, July 11, 2018 / — Drogheda, Ireland, July 10 2018 – A free, brand new EU webinar series from IT Governance Europe, has been announced for July 20 to inform audiences on the benefits and strengths of an ISMS and how they can successfully implement one.

ISO 27001 certification is largely seen as the best data security move for any organisation and can fulfil the requirements outlined by cyber security standards. It demonstrates to existing andSign potential customers that an organisation has defined and put in place best-practice information security processes.

IT Governance runs free weekly webinars covering a broad range of cyber security topics. This brand new series will cover the following:

Webinar 1: How to overcome your data security compliance challenges (20th July 2018)
Webinar 2: How to implement an information security management system (20th August 2018)
-Webinar 3: Conducting a cyber security risk assessment (31st August 2018)
-Webinar 4: Assessing compliance: the ISO 27001 ISMS internal audit (28th September 2018)

GRC consultant Sharon O’Reilly said: “Information Security is now a business essential and ISO 27001 is the gold standard that organisations the need to adopt and to reduce breach risks and improve their security stance.”

If you are interested in being part of this brand-new series please follow the link here to register your involvement and discover all the details.

IT Governance is known as the authority on ISO 27001, and offers a wide range of resources and guidance, such as books, toolkits, software, training courses and consultancy services.

To find out how IT Governance can help you with your cyber security and data protection requirements visit the website, email or call 00 800 48 484 484

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How to Know if You Have an Addiction

Another Road Addiction Recovery, a Toronto rehab facility for substance abuse, weighs in on how you can know if you're addicted or not.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 10, 2018 / — Addiction is a dangerous condition that effects hundreds of millions of people every single day. The word addiction refers to far more than just drugs and alcohol; more common addictions include junk food, bad habits, Netflix, video games, and so much more. Many people may not even know they are addicted to something because they are not willing to admit to themselves or others in fear of judgement or shame.

This inherent denial and internalization of negative behaviours or substance abuse are what makes addiction so dangerous. The only thing harder than fighting an addiction is having to do it alone, an unfortunate reality that many addicts face. If you suspect that you – or someone you know – are fighting an addiction, here are a few steps you can take.

1. Cravings

Cravings may be difficult to recognize in others, by they are one of the key factors in self-identification of addiction. If you notice any sort of intense urges or cravings for a substance or activity, it may be a clear sign that you are addicted or at least dependent on said behaviour.

2. Lying

A telltale sign of any sort of addiction is lying. While some people may be good liars, it’s often easy to tell when a person is not being truthful about their behaviour. Motives vary, but if you sense that someone (including yourself) is deliberately telling half-truths or lying altogether, you may want to find out why.

3. Financial Stress

Addictive behaviour is often expensive – drugs, video games, alcohol, and many other addictions can cause financial strain. If a person is struggling to make rent or pay for any other necessities, it could be because of an addiction.

4. Isolation

Many people who are facing problems with addiction don’t want to admit it to themselves or their peers. Instead, people who are suffering will often isolate themselves to indulge in their addictions free from judgement, avoiding reality and allowing relationships to deteriorate.

5. Withdrawal

Symptoms of withdrawal become increasingly apparent as addictions get more serious. Cravings and desires turn into irritability, shaking, sweating, and other physiological reactions in absence of the substance or behaviour of choice.

These steps can be helpful in trying to diagnose an addiction, but it is always best to seek the help of a professional to fully understand the depth of the issue. You can find affordable addiction centers near you to help with the diagnosis.

About Another Road Addiction Recovery Services: An Ontario addiction rehabilitation centre, Another Road Addiction Recovery Services offers a path to recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Located in a tranquil rural setting north of Toronto in Caledon, Ontario, Another Road Addiction Recovery Services helps men to recover from drug addiction and alcoholism through a professional, comprehensive client-centered and family-focused program of treatments personalized for each client. This full-service, live-in alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility offers men with substance addictions professional help quickly, without the wait lines of government-based assistance programs. All Another Roads Addiction Recovery Services principals and counselling staff members have significant experience in the addiction services industry and are caring professionals that are committed to their clients' successful recovery. For more information about Another Road Addiction Recovery Services, visit or call 1-844-680-9269.

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Libby Westphal, Mrs. Leesburg, Virginia 2019

Mrs. Virginia America

Libby Westphal, Owner, 110% FIT, Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Vies for the Mrs. Virginia America Crown in March 2019.

My charter is to be a beacon of hope, inspiration and to share an example of possibility, improvement, empowerment and growth at any age.”

— Libby Westphal, Mrs. Leesburg, Virginia 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2018 / — Libby Westphal, Owner, 110% FIT in Leesburg, was recently crowned Mrs. Leesburg 2018 and now competes for the title of Mrs. Virginia America at the Colonial Theater in South Hill, Virginia on March 22-23, 2019.

Westphal is a United States Air Force Veteran, four-time cancer survivor, entrepreneur, mother, fitness model, and just turned 50 years old last month. Competing for Mrs. Virginia America allows Westphal to give back to community and to relay her passion for assisting wounded veterans. She was personally recruited to volunteer at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, Virginia, so she could share her personal stories with Gold Star families to help them overcome adversity and challenges.

“Being Mrs. Leesburg allows me the rare opportunity to introduce our small, unique community to the rest of Virginia and beyond. Also, it provides me a different platform to give back and to tell my story,” states Westphal.

Outside of running her own fitness studio, 110% FIT, Westphal works with Loudoun County Public Schools, sharing the importance of fitness, movement, and eating well, partnering with nearly 20 schools.

In 2013, Shape Magazine recognized Westphal’s battle with cancer, enduring three months of IV chemotherapy and nearly a dozen surgeries related to her battle with cancer and knee problems suffered from her 70-pound weight loss.

“I am an aging woman who feels ‘called’ to better serve as much and in as many capacities as possible. My charter is to be a beacon of hope, inspiration and to share an example of possibility, improvement, empowerment and growth at any age.”

Westphal will compete in three categories during the Mrs. Virginia America pageant: personal interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. Contestants must be married and live in the city or county they represent. The winner will receive a prize package worth thousands of dollars and she will compete for the title of Mrs. America in August 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To follow Libby Westphal’s journey to Mrs. Virginia America 2019 on social media, please find @mrsleesburgVA on Facebook or Instagram. To learn more about the Mrs. Virginia America Pageant, please visit

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Dr. Jay Grossman, Celebrity Dentist, Reveals 10 Amazing Facts About Teeth

Dr. Jay Grossman

“Your smile is as unique as a fingerprint that everyone can see,” Dr. Grossman explains.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2018 / — Dr. Jay Grossman, celebrity dentist and founder of Homeless Not Toothless, a non-profit organization that provides free and quality dental care to the homeless, foster youth, and low-income persons in the greater Los Angeles area, reveals 10 amazing facts about teeth.

“Your smile is as unique as a fingerprint that everyone can see,” Dr. Grossman explains. “Why not give it the power to light up a room? Or inspire you to look and feel and perform at your best – for life?”

As an esteemed dental specialist, Dr. Grossman provides expert general, surgical, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as being one of the very few Invisalign Elite Preferred Providers in the world.

“My dedicated focus remains on delivering ultra-high-level care with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques,” Dr. Grossman continues. “I want to empower, protect, and inspire my patients’ smiles.”

10 Amazing Facts About Teeth:

1. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.

2. Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth or baby teeth start to form when the baby is in the womb, but they come through when the child is between 6-12 months old.

3. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.

4. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.

5. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

6. One third of your tooth is underneath your gums—that means only two thirds of your tooth’s length is visible.

7. The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.

8. If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day!

9. The average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.

10. The first toothbrushes were tree twigs. Chewing on the tips of the twigs spread out the fibers, which were then used to clean the teeth.

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New Over-the-Counter Treatment for Bothersome Stretch Marks

SKIN-The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine®

Article: Striae Cream with Regenetrol Complex™ Demonstrates Efficacy on Stretch Marks: Double-Blind, Controlled Study

Perhaps the use of Regenetrol Complex™ could be enhanced with the addition of lasers or other forms of treatment.”

— Stephanie Moy, BA

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2018 / — Stretch marks, or striae, are a bothersome cosmetic problem that affect a growing number of people. Pregnant women, bodybuilders, those on hormone replacement therapy or chronic steroid treatment, and those with rapid weight gain are particularly susceptible. Although many different treatments have been tried, up until now there has been no clearly efficacious therapy for stretch marks.

In a new article published in SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine®, Stephanie Moy, BA, and coauthors report the results of a trial investigating the effects of a new striae cream with Regenetrol Complex™ for the treatment of stretch marks. This product appears to work by stimulating the body to increase production of connective tissue, resulting in thicker, healthier skin with more structural support.

In this study, subjects were given two creams, one with Regenetrol Complex™ and the other a placebo, and told to apply each to the stretch marks on one half of their body for two months. The investigators were blinded as to which side of the body was treated with placebo and which received Regenetrol Complex™. After just four weeks, 80% of study participants displayed visual benefit from the striae cream and 35% exhibited marked clearing. Additionally, the blinded evaluator was able to correctly identify 95% of the time which side of the body had been treated with the active ingredient.

Given the high prevalence of stretch marks, a proven treatment would represent a major breakthrough. Although the authors acknowledge that larger studies need to be performed, this new product offers significant promise in reducing the cosmetic burden of this condition. Moy and her team also plan to investigate the effect of combining this striae cream with other treatment modalities, stating that “perhaps the use of Regenetrol Complex™ could be enhanced with the addition of lasers or other forms of treatment." Future studies will attempt to delineate the effects such combination therapy, in the hope of uncovering a safe and effective treatment for this common condition.

SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® is a peer-reviewed online medical journal that is the official journal of The National Society for Cutaneous Medicine. The mission of SKIN is to provide an enhanced and accelerated route to disseminate new dermatologic knowledge for all aspects of cutaneous disease.

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(DOI: 10.25251/skin.2.4.1)

Stephanie Moy
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Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Source: EIN Presswire