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Animals love our environmentally friendly MantraMeds scrubs! Thank you veterinarian Christy B. for sending in this picture! Christy is a MantraMeds Insider. Read more about the Insider Program below!
So, what is the Mantrameds Insider Program?
If you love our product the way we think you will, you’ll pass on the word! It’s pretty simple. The program is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.
As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following benefits:
- 30% Personal Use Discount
- Personalized Welcome Packet
- Free Scrub Top or Bottom Annually
- “Scrub Love” Cards To Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 30% Discount – (Recipients must be a new customer to be eligible)
- Participation in the Product Design And Review Process
- Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
- Fun SWAG for you and your friends
- Advanced ordering for new styles and colors
Sounds great, what do I need to do?
1. Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
2. Get Approved
3. Receive your Welcome Package
4. Enjoy the Benefits.
If you want to know the Guidelines Read moreInsider Program Guidelines
As a Mantrameds Insider you will have the privilege of all the Insider benefits listed above. Currently to establish a group of Insiders we are inviting individuals to join until the program is full. Insider status can be kept indefinitely but it must be earned yearly. We don’t ask for much, keeping Insider status only requires your participation and brand support. Privilege does come with some responsibly but we do make responsibility fun. We only ask you to use the tools we give you and interact with your community and ours. That’s it give things away and help us spread the word about our brand and products, how cool is that for responsibility!
The Insider Program is currently limited annually. The number of eligible Insiders per state is based on state population.
The Insider Program Coordinator will review ever Insiders participation yearly. Keeping active status as and insider will be up to you and based on what you give away and how you interact with the brand and community via the program coordinator, social media, surveys, etc….
- Abuse of discount privileges will not be tolerated and can jeopardize your Insider status.
- Personal discounts are limited to the Insider themselves.
- Scrub Love Cards extending a 30% discount to friends and family will be provided on a limited basis to spread the love.
- Periodically Manrtameds may choose to allow your discount to be extended to others on a limited basis.
To assist you in choosing the right size the 1st time we have created the Mantrameds Sizing Guide. Choosing your perfect size online is now as easy as trying it on in a store.
Choose the style you like and find the fit type description. (This is listed in the product description)
View the size chart below to see what size you should be in a Mantrameds scrub. Make sure you are looking at a women’s specific or unisex style. (This is listed in each product description)
Now refer to the fit guide drawings and descriptions to make sure you will like the garments fit. You can customize the fit to your personal preference easily by sizing up or down.
Jenny is a Small but likes her garments roomy. Jenny is in love with the Olivia top but wants to move freely and is more concerned with her comfort than her appearance. Jenny would most likely want to order a Medium to meet her needs.
On the other hand Kate is a Medium and is on the Sleek looking Becky top but really likes a form-fitting garment. To have this regular fit garment fit closer Kate will want to size down to a Small.
*If you should have any questions along the way, just e-mail us at Mantrameds or call 855 -289-8337 Ext #3 and we will help you choose the right size. Every Mantrameds product also comes with our Healthy Guarantee to make exchanging garments easy at anytime. Enjoy shopping and thanks for choosing Mantrameds
Size Chart – Women’s minimum body measurements
Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.
Size Chart – Men’s / Unisex minimum body measurements
Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.
Mantrameds Fit Guide
Mantrameds Rise Guide
We believe in eco-performance.
We believe apparel should embody a sustainable and active lifestyle that focuses on healthy choices in everyday life. Consumers are demanding that companies provide green alternatives to the apparel they wear everyday, and we’ve answered this challenge by creating our own line of eco-friendly scrubs and apparel for the conscious and committed healthcare professional. Our scrubs outperform, fit better, are softer and more comfortable than all other scrubs, hands down.
To highlight our competitive nature, we’ve decided to create a challenge.
It’s a 50 state / 50 day challege. The competition is easy. Just be the first to become a Mantrameds Insider (see below) in your state, then bring on as many additional Insiders as you can. It’s free, easy and you get a lot of swag in the process.
The first Insider in each state will receive a pair of free scrubs, as well a be invited to our special online design workshop team to create the new 50/50 scrub line styles for 2013. After 50 days, the state with the most insiders* will also be invited to the online design workshop team.
Great, How Do I Sign Up?
Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
*50/50 Program Guidelines
Insiders are limited to a percentage of population for each state. (So you better sign up quick!) Total 50/50 promotion program is limited to 1000 Insiders. If you miss this opportunity, we’ll be doing more, so don’t worry, you’ll get your chance.
By Sarah Campbell
SALISBURY — During a recent afternoon at Millbridge Elementary, school nurse Sharon Beck held a blood glucose monitor steady while second-grader Kayla Woods pricked her own finger.
The two chatted until the device beeped, an indication the results were ready.
Kayla’s blood sugar was high, so Beck asked the type-1 diabetic a few questions.
“What did you have for lunch?”
“Did you eat all of your lunch?”
“Wasn’t your blood sugar low this morning?”
It turns out Kayla ate almost every bite of her burrito lunch that day.
After Kayla returned to class, Beck called her father to give him a heads up.
During the call, she asked when the 7-year-old’s next appointment with a doctor was and suggested checking to see if her diet needed to be adjusted.
But most days Beck isn’t around to help Kayla with her blood sugar checks, leaving the school’s administrative assistants to handle the task.
Each week, Beck travels between Landis Elementary School, Millbridge Elementary and Knox Middle.
And she’s not the only one. (more…)
The Insider Program
At Mantrameds we believe how you feel, and what you say about our brand and products is our greatest asset. Our Insider Program supports this belief and is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.
Become a MantraMeds Insider and begin spreading the word about a truly different company.
As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following privileges:
- 30% Personal Use Discount
- Personalized Insider Card And Welcome Packet
- Free Scrubs Annually
- “Test Drive Gift Cards” Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 50% Discount*
- A Seat On The Product Design And Review Team
- Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
*MantraMeds Insider online application will list qualifications and requirements for acceptance to this program.
Click here: http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
They say the profession demands a lot but that it also gives much in return.
By Sandy Whitesides
More men are choosing careers in the nursing profession these days, though they still are in the minority.
The field has become increasingly attractive to both genders in recent years because it offers abundant job opportunities and, according to the Nursing Online Education Database, the average salary of a nurse is now above the national average.
With the current conditions of the economy, it’s easy to understand why anyone would be interested in pursuing this field of study. But after talking to two male nurses in the Gaston County area, it became clear that job opportunities and salaries were only part of the equation. The dominant factor driving their career choice centered on their desire to help others.
Juano Duff, 54, of Gastonia and Gregg Talton, 43, of Belmont are the only male nurses at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. The Robin Johnson House is a beautiful 12-bed inpatient facility for terminally ill patients.
“For those working here, this is more than a job,” said Teresa Reynolds, interim director. “It’s their mission.”
Duff and Talton agree, saying their work is part of their calling. Both men left other careers to attend nursing school.
Duff retired from the Air Force in 1996. He had been working in the aero-medical field at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, providing medical care to Air Force families, and thought nursing would be the next logical step.
After graduating from nursing school, he worked as a traveling nurse, then moved with his wife and children to Gastonia because he had heard the area was a great place to raise a family. (more…)
t’s 6:00 a.m. and I’m so exhausted I can’t even think straight. After a long night of studying and writing a paper, I just want to curl back up into bed and forget the rest of the day. This is probably how the majority of us feel in the mornings before work or school.
Do you ever wonder where some of your fellow nurses find the time or energy to look so put together? Chances are they probably don’t have the time or the energy either, but it makes them feel better about themselves.
I am one of these people. Rarely do I leave the house without makeup. In a pinch, there are two items that must always be applied: mascara and, most importantly, lipstick. Mascara can make any sleepy eye look at least half opened. It gives a bright-eyed look that usually can last all day long. Lipstick takes only seconds to apply, and while it does make for a pretty face, it also enhances our smiles, which are a big part of who we are.
I feel better about myself if I look at least halfway presentable. I always keep my lipstick in the pocket of my scrubs and reapply it throughout the day. It just makes me feel good! Nothing is more frightening than a nurse who actually looks as if her intentions are to hurt you! Lipstick stat!!! (more…)
By Ashley Primis
Food Network chef Tyler Florence never overlooks the little things in life.
In 2009, he whipped up Sprout, a successful organic baby food line (available at select Wegmans and Whole Foods), and just this month, he released a kid-focused cookbook, Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating (Rodale Books), geared toward parents who are busy but who actually have tastebuds.
We couldn’t resist this crowd-pleaser remake, nor the fact that you get a complete meal on one pan. (more…)
What we eat. What we purchase. What we wear. What we drink. How much we exercise. We set lofty goals for ourselves and then spend a large part of our time striving to attain them. What takes so long to get to where we want to go is that nothing is easy. Choices have to made. Some of the choices can be very difficult to make. To eat local or eat organic? Low VOC paint or recycled paint? Where do we obtain our drinking water from? What kind of furniture should we buy? What kind of disposable goods should we use? Paper or plastic?
These decisions are not only reserved for our private lives. They are becoming increasing imbued into the fabric of our business decisions. Trying to make the right decision isn’t so easy. But we don’t just want to be right. We want to be just, as well. Our conscience no longer allows most of us to choose convenience and cost OVER quality, safety and healthfulness. But what is right is dependent of the set of criteria that one values. (more…)
By Reed Miller
Madrid, Spain – Previous studies on the influence of coffee consumption on cardiovascular disease have shown conflicting results, but a new analysis from the massive Nurses’ Health Study suggests that coffee has no effect on the cardiovascular risk of women with known cardiovascular disease .
“The results of this study support the idea that people with heart disease who drink coffee do not need to stop drinking it, because this beverage does not increase their risk of having a fatal event,” study lead author Dr Esther Lopez-Garcia (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) told heartwire. The study is published online May 13, 2011 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Lopez-Garcia and colleagues note that heavy coffee consumption was shown to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death in a population case-control study , but another study of all-cause mortality in patients hospitalized for acute MI found a strongly protective effect of heavy coffee consumption after three months but not at four years . A three-year study found no association between the cumulative consumption of nonfiltered coffee and the risk of a second cardiovascular event , and a 10-year prospective study in Sweden found that filtered coffee consumption in the year prior to an acute MI appeared to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality after the event . As reported by heartwire, a small study in Germany showed that drinking coffee improved markers of subclinical inflammation and oxidative stress, while increasing HDL-cholesterol levels. (more…)
By Brian McNeill
After six years of planning, designing that included feedback and testing by doctors and nurses and $89 million worth of construction, the new eight-story patient tower at Boone Hospital Center will open next month.
The expansion on the southwest side of the medical complex began with the building of a parking garage and a facelift for Williams Street. The county hospital built 90 years ago has gradually become a major regional medical center.
The new patient tower has 128 beds — 40 for intensive care patients and 88 for medical and surgical patients — and it’s totally changed the way employees, doctors, visitors and patients get around to different departments, units and testing areas.
Even the 1921 time capsule has a new home.
If you’ve been to the hospital before and come to the open house on June 26, you’ll notice the transformation as soon as you step through the main entrance.
Gone is the small lobby with a cramped area for patient registration. The hospital’s old lobby will be renovated into a bistro area. (more…)
Living on a farm, for many a greedy pet, can be a rather vile form of a ‘Golden Corral.’ Despite our best efforts to keep our terriers healthy and thriving by creating meals for them consisting of organic chicken, brown rice and peas, Bonnie and Rosie, with willful intensity, have been known to sample droppings from the manure pile as well raid the litter box as soon as our backs are turned.
This backfired on Bonnie (and I do mean backfired) a few days ago when both her breakfast and dinner reappeared within a couple of hours. In spite of this Bonnie looked bright, her energy level, particularly for a 10 year old dog with an enlarged heart, was through the roof, however, taking no chances we took her to the vet the following morning where she was first palpated, then X-rayed, and finally given a full blood count.
Antibiotics were prescribed along with a three-day fast with no more than a tablespoon of prescribed dog food for the first meal, followed by two tablespoons for the next and, if everything stayed put, increased to three for the third. This would be repeated over the weekend until Sunday when she could go back to her regular intake. (more…)
STAMFORD, Conn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The streets of New York City may be just as urban as ever, an unending view of steel and concrete, but for the 700 students of PS 333 on New York City’s Upper Westside, a trip to the farm is only a few stair flights away.
Located on the third floor roof of the Manhattan School for Children is an environmental farming Mecca. Rows and rows of organic kale, arugula, basil, broccoli, beets, cabbage and lettuce are growing and thriving in a state of the art environmentally sustainable greenhouse tended to each week by the hundreds of PS 333 students who are learning urban farming and environmental science in a one of a kind hands on classroom.
The greenhouse garden designed by Kiss+Cathcart Architects and New York Sun Works is the brainchild of The Greenhouse Project, a consortium of New York City public school parents concerned about elevating their children’s science education.
Unveiled in February 2011 with a “Lettuce-Cutting” ceremony for educators, parents and students, the unique classroom concept caught the attention of MXenergyTV producers who decided to feature the project on their “green-living” program, “Attainable Sustainables.” (more…)
By Heidi Wendel
Do you ever wish you’d become a doctor instead of a graphic designer with part-time work as a DJ
No, you really don’t.
Sure doctors get to wear cool clothes – those long white coats they’ve worn since medieval times, and the sexy high tech scrubs underneath.
But let’s be honest – for most of us, cutting open live human flesh is gruesome. We’d rather draw things, write briefs, come up with punchlines, teach kids.
And that’s especially true of dentists and oral surgeons. Nobody daydreams about doing that stuff. It’s probably something that happens to you if you’ve just finished medical school and a position opens up as an oral surgery resident and they offer you more money than in the pediatric residency.
Three years later you wake up as an oral surgeon.
Gretchen, a 44-year-old, divorced, criminal defense lawyer, encountered such a surgeon recently with her brother Ethan when her mother had a pain in her jaw, probably caused by Gretchen and Ethan.
The Port City Chronicle is the continuing story of a woman and her family seeking love and happiness in the midst of the Great Recession. (more…)
By Nedra Rhone
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Annette Rubin was pregnant with her first son when a scary thought entered her mind. If it wasn’t safe to color her hair during pregnancy, what about all the other products she put on her skin each day? She posed the question to her husband, Dr. Jason Rubin, a family practitioner, who admits he didn’t have a good answer.
“I said, the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] has jurisdiction over cosmetics, I’m sure they require something,” Rubin said. But they didn’t. The U.S. government does not regulate cosmetics or personal-care products at all. “The FDA standards on medication are amazing, but with cosmetics they take a different approach,” Rubin said.
So Rubin and his wife, a cosmetics industry veteran, launched Belli, a line of personal-care products for pregnant and nursing women (and babies) that avoids ingredients linked to birth defects. “It makes sense if an ingredient has a link to a birth defect, why not find another that doesn’t have a problem?” Rubin said.
The Washington-based brand, manufactured by Advanced Bio-Technologies in Suwanee, is just one example of a company seeking to help consumers make sense of the complicated issue of safety in personal-care products. (more…)
Once upon a time, organic food was special; it wasn’t easy to come by and those who followed an organic diet were often either super health conscious or had the means to pretend to be.
Nowadays, organic goods are finding their way into shopping carts more than ever before. The Organic Trade Association, an organization that represents more than 6,500 organic businesses across North America, estimates the U.S. organic industry grew 7.7% to $29 billion in 2010 from 2009 while overall U.S. food sales rose only 1%. Sales of organic fruits and vegetables jumped 11.8% and represented 12% of all fruit and vegetable sales, while sales of organic dairy products increased 9%, representing 6% of all dairy sales.
Consumers may be embracing organic food, but concerns about cost and regulation still abound. In fact, given that there are probably only a few people – if any – who prefer their peppers with a side of pesticides, cost is probably the biggest gripe consumers have when it comes to choosing organic foods, followed closely by concerns about the way organic food is regulated.
We spoke to Marion Nestle, a food studies professor at New York University and well-known voice in issues related to nutrition, to get her take on the price and safety of organic foods. (more…)
Sharon Tan is the Chief Executive Officer for Grains Handler Philippines Inc. and Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President, Foremost Farms Inc.
How did you get into organic foods?
I look for organic food because, for example, my children like chicken, so I give them free-range chicken. I buy organic gulay, berries, nuts, organic chicken, pork and eggs, even for breakfast.
Sometimes I succumb to my children’s preferences and buy them hot dogs and burgers, but only very rarely. (more…)
By Brian Burnsed
The University of Kansas Medical Center is the nation’s most popular medical school, according to an analysis of yield data by U.S. News.
A school’s yield is the percentage of admitted students who opt to enroll in the program. At Kansas, 176—or 82.2 percent—of the 214 accepted students chose to attend the school in the academic year beginning in 2010, narrowly edging out the University of Nevada—Reno School of Medicine, where 62 students, or 81.6 percent of the 76 accepted, enrolled last year.
[See the medical schools that lead to the most debt.]
Of the top 10 most popular medical schools, only one—the University of Washington School of Medicine—placed in the top 10 of U.S. News‘s rankings of medical school research programs. Only two—Washington and the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill School of Medicine—of the most popular schools cracked the top 50 of that ranking. (more…)
Learn more about the history, definition, labeling guidelines and costs of going organic.
It seems to me as though the organic movement started as one small section in the produce aisle. Then I noticed half a store aisle with unfamiliar products. I checked it out as more out of curiosity than anything else, noting they were products marketed as healthier for us and then finishing the rest of my grocery shopping. But as time went by, I noticed more and more of these products appearing on store shelves. And then there it was; this organic brand sitting right next to my peanut butter. As a health conscious individual, I wanted to learn more about “going organic.”
In my review of the current literature, I found recurring questions: What is the difference between natural and organic foods? Are organic foods more nutritious than non-organic foods? Why do organic foods cost more? Two of the three questions had straight forward answers, but one remains inconclusive and speculative at best. This article will answer those questions, highlight what the clinical significance may be and feature price comparison shopping done at my local supermarket. (more…)
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MONTREAL, May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Montreal-based LuvGear has teamed up with PETCO to introduce a revolutionary new line of organic apparel and accessories for dogs designed to help protect them from the dangers of heat. Planet PETCO™ apparel with LuvGear Technology will be introduced for the first time on May 24, 2011 as part of the recently launched Planet PETCO line of earth-conscious lifestyle and care products that encourage sustainability. TempAlert is designed to warn pet parents when the external temperatures are reaching levels that may be harmful or even fatal to a dog.
Here’s how it works: The “alert” icons are sewn directly onto the clothing or material and serve as a visible warning sign when the temperature reaches a dangerous level for a dog to be outside. In normal conditions, the alert patch displays a dark blue/purple thermometer. When the outside temperatures reach approximately 100 degrees (F), the blue/purple color in the thermometer disappears, revealing an “ALERT” which warns the owner to take the necessary steps to protect their pet from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. (more…)
Residents of The Evergreens and the local community celebrated the third annual Fair and Celebration of Planet Earth at the continuing care retirement center by showing that people of any age should be environmentally friendly and eco-conscious now and for future generations.
The festivities are normally observed in honor of Earth Day, which this year was held on April 22 and happened to fall on Good Friday. Because some members were scheduled to be away for the Easter holiday, the fair was moved to last Thursday.
Attendees of the merriment signed the Green Passport Pledge at LaMonte Hall promising to continue to live a green life, as Earth Day characters, Trash and Recycle, strolled to the music of a guitar player. Giveaways, like flashlights, key chains and potted plants, were offered in reusable tote bags. (more…)