IAPAM Announces First Symposium with Botox(R) Training for 2012: January 28-29

In 2012, patients are more likely to opt for minimally-invasive, less expensive anti-aging treatments such as Botox ®, dermal fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion and medical-grade chemical peels. The IAPAM helps physicians enter this lucrative market by offering their dermatologist-led Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 28-29, 2012. Physicians will learn and receive everything they need to start offering Botox ® and other in-demand aesthetic medicine procedures this New Year.

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 06, 2012 -- As reported by he IAPAM in its annual Aesthetic Medicine Trends article, the market for minimally-invasive procedures continues to grow in 2012. Dr. Tom D. Wang, President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS) concedes that “consumer interest in aesthetic procedures and treatments have continued in a strong fashion. However, some effects from the recent recession still linger. Dr. Wang has “noted [that] some patients [are] choosing to have less invasive injectable treatments or non-surgical procedures in an effort to defer facial surgery for the time being.” To capture this growing patient population, physicians will need to offer the latest aesthetic medicine procedures, utilize the most current technologies, and package synergistic treatments for the most effective, yet cost effective results.

Therefore, to help educate physicians to meet this demand, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/botoxtraining) was designed by physicians for physicians, and has integrated the most important clinical, aesthetic medicine business, and Botox ® training into one weekend, including:

- dedicated instruction from board-certified dermatologists, who are true experts of the skin and cosmetic injectables;
- hands-on practice in the best injection techniques;
- Botox ® training at a multi-million dollar medical practice, not in a hotel room; and
- an environment that does not allow exhibitors, giving physicians more time for education.

Attendees also have the opportunity:

- to attend the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Workshop (http://www.iapam.com/bootcamp.html) on Monday, January 30, 2012, a program highlighting the latest information on medspa business development and social media marketing.
- to attend the IAPAM’s hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) on Friday, January 27, 2012, which covers hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for weight loss, prescription appetite suppressants, ketogenic diet based programs, meal replacements and B6/12 injections.

To date, over 950 physicians (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs etc.) and their staff (RNs, MAs, practice managers, etc.), have attended the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums and hCG Training seminars. The dates for the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium are January 28-29, 2012 in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.

Consider adding aesthetic medicine modalities to a medical practice this New Year! Physicians who have attended the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training testify (http://www.iapam.com/category/testimonials) to its comprehensiveness, and the year of practice support from the IAPAM definitely makes the program different than the others.

For additional information or to REGISTER for the January 28-29, 2012 Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com.

Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm are trademarks of Allergan, Inc. Dysport, Restylane, Perlane are trademarks of Medicis, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

FPL offers 10 ways to beat the winter chill and manage your electric bill

While extreme cold weather is rare in Florida, it can happen. And when it does, Florida Power & Light (FPL) wants to help you beat the chill and manage your electric bill.

Juno Beach, FL, January 06, 2012 -- While extreme cold weather is rare in Florida, it can happen. And when it does, Florida Power & Light (FPL) wants to help you beat the chill and manage your electric bill.

Before you reach for your heater’s “on” button, FPL’s energy efficiency expert, Craig Muccio, says you may want to consider how it will impact your energy bill. “Heating systems in many Florida homes are inefficient to operate,” he says. “In fact, strip or electric resistance-based heating can cost two to three times more energy than air conditioning.”

Here’s a look at his 10 tips to save on energy costs this winter:

Set your thermostat as low as is comfortably possible. For every two degrees you lower the thermostat, say from 68 to 66 degrees, you'll save about 9 percent on heating costs.

Keep your filters clean. Clean or replace your air conditioner’s filter every month to trim your heating costs and help your unit run more efficiently.

Reduce air leaks. Seal doors and windows with weather-stripping or caulk.

Take advantage of the sun’s heat and light. Keep your south-facing windows clean. Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day and close all curtains at night.

Take shorter showers and use an efficient showerhead. People tend to take longer showers in colder weather, which increases water heating costs, so try to make it brief and remember to use a low-flow showerhead.

Turn down the temperature on water heaters. Most water heaters are set to 140 degrees, but at 115 to 120 degrees you'll still enjoy water that’s hot enough to meet your needs.

Insulate hot water pipes and, if your water heater is more than seven years old, consider a “wrap” to insulate the tank. Wraps are available at most home centers and hardware stores.

Add insulation to your attic. Adding insulation to your home can reduce your heating and cooling costs. If your home qualifies, we can help with some of the costs. Visit http://www.fpl.com/residential/energy_saving/buying_guide/insulation.shtml for more information.

Reduce the time you run your pool pump by two hours a day and you could save $8.21 a month. Swimming pools typically require less filtration in winter.

Sign up for guaranteed savings with the On Call® program. Save as much as $137 on your electric bill by agreeing to let FPL occasionally turn off equipment you select, for short periods of time, only when absolutely necessary. Visit http://www.FPL.com/oncall to learn more.

As FPL customers, we already have the lowest bills in the state” Muccio says, and with these energy efficiency tips, that bill can be even lower this winter.”

For even more ways to save, visit http://www.FPL.com/ohes to get a personalized energy-savings plan for your home.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Engage PEO Selected by Five Guys Franchisee to Deploy Comprehensive HR Solutions

Restaurants to receive significant costs savings through HR outsourcing partnership.

St. Petersburg, FL - January 06, 2012 -- Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that it has successfully deployed its solutions to ASIC and ASIC Management, a large Five Guys restaurant franchisee located in New York and Florida. Engage will be providing full human resource outsourcing to the franchisee’s approximately 300 employees at 13 locations.

We selected Engage to provide our PEO services given their professionalism, expertise and overall focus on customer satisfaction,” said Craig Cohen, the CEO of the franchisee. “Despite the company’s youth, we felt that Engage’s ‘Expect More’ philosophy and its capabilities were perfectly suited to our growth plans and high expectations. Engage’s early execution has been well above anything we've experienced from HR service providers in the past.”

Engage’s solution includes payroll, technology, tax processing, workers’ compensation and risk management services, comprehensive HR services, compliance and benefits administration. By centralizing and automating many of its HR functions with Engage, the Five Guys franchisee expects to achieve significant cost savings and improve the overall quality of services provided to its employees.

Our company launch has been a complete success and we are well ahead of plan” said Jay Starkman, Engage’s chief executive officer. “Our team’s focus is all about execution and exceeding clients’ expectations; we're thrilled to be filling a void in the industry.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Aileen Perdomo
Engage PEO
3001 Executive Drive Suite 340
St. Petersburg, FL 33762
(888) 780-8807