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Loan Administration Company Helps Families Overcome Lending Obstacles
Waltham, MA - December 27, 2006 - CircleLending, the leader in formalizing and servicing mortgage loans between friends and family, is bringing mortgage services to the masses through structured private loans. Widely regarded as a market pioneer in the financial services industry for designing products to manage personal loans, CircleLending provides services that reduce the financial risks, administrative hassles and emotional pitfalls of interpersonal loans.
Through CircleLending, the qualification requirements for a private mortgage are far less restrictive than those at a bank, and with a private mortgage, borrowers benefit from interest rates that are lower than any bank mortgage available. In addition, lenders can receive a higher return on their investment than they would through other investments.
According to Asheesh Advani, president and CEO of CircleLending, private mortgages are used in all of the same ways that traditional bank loans are, such as to:
Purchase a home: The money borrowed can be used for the entire purchase of the home, the down payment or to supplement bank financing.
Refinance a bank mortgage: The money can be used to lower the interest rate, eliminate PMI and keep interest payments within the family rather than the bank.
Renovate a home: The money can be used in place of a home equity loan.
Owner-finance a home: The seller can finance the transaction allowing the buyer to pay all or part of the purchase price over time.
For home financing, private mortgages between relatives and friends are particularly popular because they provide compelling benefits to both the borrower and lender. By setting up a private mortgage instead of a traditional bank mortgage, the borrower can realize thousands of dollars in potential interest savings and tax deductions, while the lender can benefit from a monthly income stream and a predictable rate of return. All in all, a private mortgage with CircleLending helps keep wealth where it belongs - in the family.
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SPLENDA Sweeteners Make Winter Meals Warm and Satisfying Without All the Added Calories
While a hearty meal may temporarily shake the winter doldrums, comfort foods are often laden with calories leading to an undesirable cold weather phenomenon: weight gain. But a simple switch to SPLENDA Sweeteners can help. The SPLENDA Brand offers a full spectrum of great tasting, versatile reduced-calorie and no-calorie sweetening options for making comfort foods and beverages to satisfy yearnings without all the added calories from sugar.
Americans tend to gain anywhere from one to ten pounds between October and March, largely due to eating more high caloric foods and being less active. While these extra calories may seem insignificant, they can accumulate over time and can lead to weight gain, even increasing the risk of becoming overweight.
The desire for comfort foods and beverages increases during cold weather months and impacts people's ability to make healthier food and beverage choices, said Stanley Licairac, executive chef at New York's Havana Central. Products like SPLENDA Sweeteners make it easy to strike the right balance. With its exceptional taste, versatility and ability to infuse sweet flavor with less calories, SPLENDA Sweeteners are ideal to use in cooking, baking and beverages.
The tools available at Splenda can help at-home chefs strike a balance of comfort and well being for their families. The recipe database features hundreds of dishes searchable by traditional terms, such as main courses or desserts, and unique categories, like kid friendly and good source of fiber. Consumers can also join the Recipe Club monthly e-newsletter with exclusive offers or find answers to frequently asked questions concerning topics such as cooking and baking, how to live with diabetes and learning simple steps to help combat childhood obesity.
In addition, The SPLENDA World of Sweetness cookbook, introduced in November 2006, is the definitive 'one-stop' guide to using SPLENDA Sweeteners. The cookbook is available nationwide at all major book retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Borders, and online.
New Technique May Protect The Female Egg During The Freezing Process
A growing number of women are now having their first babies well into their thirties and even in their forties. There are several reasons for waiting to start a family. Women who wait usually have more financial security, more emotional maturity and more time to commit to their marriages and their careers before focusing their energy on children.
Unfortunately, it's a biological reality that the female egg becomes less viable over time – unlike male sperm. The egg cell is also much harder to freeze because it contains a lot of water that can crystallize during the freezing process.
Now, a company called ViaCell is testing a new technique that is designed to protect the egg during freezing. The multiple site clinical trial is expected to enroll approximately three hundred healthy women, age twenty-one to thirty-five, who are currently seeking fertility treatment to demonstrate births from previously frozen eggs. Currently, there is not an FDA approved product for egg freezing.
The study is expected to be completed in 2009, and if the results are positive, it may give women more options when planning their families.
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Dr. Lam lectures on the Asian eyelid and focuses on technique as well as a new classification for the aging Asian eyelid which he devised.
Dr. Lam has classified the aging Asian eyelid into three types: the aging Asian eyelid with a natural crease, the aging Asian eyelid without a natural crease, and the aging Asian eyelid that has a previously surgically made crease. Each scenario requires a different approach to attain the best results.
The aging Asian eyelid with a natural crease may be thought of as very similar to a standard Occidental eyelid. However, there is one major distinction. If the extra skin is simply removed from the upper eyelid for the aging Asian eyelid, the crease will oftentimes be made too high, which will appear unnatural. As mentioned, Dr. Lam believes that this higher crease also looks bad on the Caucasian patient but looks exceptionally unnatural in the Asian patient. Accordingly, if Dr. Lam needs to remove some extra skin for the individual with a natural crease, he will almost always perform fat grafting simultaneously to create the natural convexity of a youthful eyelid shape but also to maintain the eyelid crease height. Phrased another way, fat grafting permits maintenance of the eyelid crease height by pushing the eyelid crease back down to a natural height after skin removal alone raises the crease unnaturally.
The aging Asian eyelid that has had a previous surgically created crease can also pose a unique problem. If the crease created in the past was natural, i.e., very little fat removed and a low crease configuration fashioned, then the eyelid can practically be treated the same as an eyelid with a natural pre-existing crease. However, oftentimes, the Asian patient had an aggressive "Westernization" procedure performed many years ago that appeared very unnatural at the time but somehow over time has become increasingly more natural in appearance. The reason for this change is that the loss of fat in the upper eyelid, increase in skin laxity, and brow descent have camouflaged the previously very high crease that was present years ago.
In order to determine whether this is the case, you can simply lift up the eyelid to see where the crease was placed. If the crease appears very deep and high when lifting the eyelid up, most likely the previously made crease is very unnatural. Also, even though the crease has fallen over time, it can still look a bit unnatural because the thickened brow skin that descends downward still does not resemble the thin eyelid skin of a natural, lower crease.
Here is the problem: if the surgeon simply removes upper-eyelid skin without paying attention to the patient's prior surgery, the result can unmask the previously very high eyelid crease and return the patient to an unnatural result. A browlift can also create the same problem since the elevated brow can expose the former unnatural crease height. A combination of a browlift and upper-eyelid skin removal can be a disaster. Accordingly, there are very few options for such a patient. Fat grafting alone can provide limited but safe rejuvenation of the upper eyelid without causing the problem mentioned above.
First of its Kind National Report Reveals Estimated High Prevalence and Heavy Cost of Type 2 Diabetes Complications in America
In Response, Health Organizations Unite to Help Educate on Good Diabetes Management and How to Reduce the Risk of Other Serious Health Problems
A first of its kind report looking at the prevalence and cost of type 2 diabetes complications shows that an estimated three out of five people (57.9 percent) with type 2 diabetes have at least one of the other serious health problems commonly associated with the disease, and that these health problems are taking a heavy financial toll on the United States. In 2006, the nation spent an estimated $22.9 billion on direct medical costs related to diabetes complications.
The new report, titled State of Diabetes Complications in America, also shows that estimated annual healthcare costs for a person with type 2 diabetes complications are about three times higher than that of the average American without diagnosed diabetes. These complications, which can include heart disease, stroke, eye damage, chronic kidney disease and foot problems that can lead to amputations, cost a person with type 2 diabetes almost $10,000 each year. People with diabetes complications pay nearly $1,600 out of their own pockets for costs that are not reimbursed by insurance, such as co-payments and deductibles. This amount is significant, considering that according to the National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 40 percent of adults with diabetes reported a family income of less than $35,000 per year in 2005.
Results from the report were released today at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 16th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress, by AACE in partnership with the members of a diabetes complications consortium: the Amputee Coalition of America, Mended Hearts, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Kidney Foundation, and supported by GlaxoSmithKline.
The State of Diabetes Complications in America is an analysis of national health and economic data specific to type 2 diabetes complications, and was developed as a follow-up to a 2005 AACE study showing that two out of three Americans with type 2 diabetes analyzed in a study had elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to diabetes complications.
Many people with type 2 diabetes develop more than one health complication associated with the disease. The new report shows that an estimated one out of three people (33.3 percent) with the disease has one other serious health problem; one out of ten people (10.3 percent) with the disease has two other serious health problems; one out of 15 people (6.7 percent) with the disease has three other serious health problems; one out of 13 people (7.6 percent) has four or more other serious health problems.
The report makes it clear that we have a major national issue when it comes to diabetes management, and that urgent action is needed, said Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACE, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACE. People with type 2 diabetes need to achieve and maintain good blood glucose levels over time to improve their chances of reducing the risk of these serious complications.
The State of Diabetes Complications in America report synthesizes data from two large national studies to examine the issue of diabetes related complications in the United States. Data on the prevalence of diabetes related complications were derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and combined with economic data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
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Watch these flowers change color over time!
If you put a white flower in a vase with some ink it will slowly change color. More amazing: If you cut the stem a of a plant in half and put the halves in 2 vases with different ink, the flower will show 2 separate colors!