Similar to Chile, the labels will be a prominently featured stop sign on front of packaging.

Mexico has introduced new labeling guidelines to encourage low sodium content in food products, creating a perfect opportunity for MicroSalt®.

There is a dramatic need for full flavor, low-sodium solutions in the food industry, and MicroSalt® can help meet this challenge.”

— Victor H. Manzanilla, CEO of Salarius Ltd.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, & LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 2, 2020 / — The Mexican Ministries of Health issued a final rule (NOM-051) on March 27, 2020 that mandates a new front package labeling (FOPL) system for all packaged foods, to warn consumers against products that exceed strict thresholds for sodium, caloric content, added sugars and saturated fats.

Under the new rule, salty snack brands will need to prominently add the warning “Excess Sodium” (Exceso Sodio) if the product exceeds 350mg of sodium per 100g of product. Snack brands will need to add the label depicted above if their current product exceeds the recommended limit. The implementation date for the FOPL warnings is October 1st, 2020, with more stringent nutrient thresholds starting October 1st, 2023.

Mexican snack manufacturers are now being challenged to reduce sodium levels without impacting the taste of their products. In the snack industry, where flavor is everything, manufacturers are faced with the potential of new warning labels decreasing their sales if they don’t reduce sodium, and if they do, it will also negatively impact sales due to a less savory product.

MicroSalt®, an all-natural, proprietary salt made with micron-sized particles that dissolve in the mouth significantly faster than regular salt, delivers an increased sensation of saltiness with approximately 50% less sodium. In light of this new regulation, we believe that MicroSalt provides a solution to reduce sodium content without compromising flavor, compared to other sodium reduction methods which adversely affect taste.

“We are excited to see the commitment of the Mexican government to inform consumers and make it easier to select healthier product alternatives. There is a dramatic need for full flavor, low-sodium solutions in the food industry, and MicroSalt® can help meet this challenge. Salarius is already in discussions with several leading snack manufacturers to serve the Mexican market,” says Victor Hugo Manzanilla, CEO of Salarius.

Market & Health Information

The Mexican snack food market is expected to register approximately $4 billion in sales in 2020 and is rapidly growing. (1)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the number one cardiovascular risk factor and the world’s greatest risk factor for death and disability, according to the World Health Organization. People with hypertension are three-times more likely to die from heart disease and four-times more likely to die from stroke. In Mexico, with a population of 126 million, there are 22.3 million hypertensive adults. (2)

About Salarius

Salarius Ltd is the developer and manufacturer of a proprietary low-sodium salt called MicroSalt®. We are passionate about improving lives with healthier food and are taking the lead in the industry by providing the best low-sodium salt solution, based on the mechanical transformation of the salt particle itself. This solution is the only one that delivers real salt flavor, because it is salt. Our new technology produces salt crystals that are approximately one hundred times smaller than typical table salt, delivering a powerful saltiness as the micro-grains dissolve in the mouth, with approximately 50% less sodium consumption. Additionally, the ultra-small particle size enhances product adhesion, which reduces waste and provides enhanced flavor consistency. MicroSalt® and SaltMe® are registered trademarks of Salarius Ltd.

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Salarius Ltd
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Ruhl Construction Steps Up to Provide Relief to Families in The Service Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ruhl Construction has launched its own COVID-19 relief fund designed to support local families in the service industry who have been impacted by the pandemic.

We want to help the community that has been so good to us!”

— Daniel Ruhl

TULSA, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 / — Ruhl Construction has just launched its own COVID-19 relief fund. It is designed to support local families in the service industry who have been impacted by the pandemic in the form of food and supplies.

As one of the businesses that continue to operate and complete homes in the city, Ruhl is creating this fund to support their fellow Tulsans and to give something back at a time when it is so desperately needed.

Support for Local Families
For every home they move during the pandemic, Ruhl are purchasing $2,000 in aid to benefit the families of those in the service industry. There is no time-limit, and they are determined to continue this degree of support until the city starts to heal.

Support for Local Restaurants
With restaurants being amongst those businesses who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic, Ruhl’s COVID-19 relief fund is set to bring a welcome boost.
Ruhl is calling for local restaurants to sign-up so they can purchase the relief food directly from these establishments when it’s needed.

Signing up is quick and easy. If you are a family that would like support in the form of food or supplies or a local restaurant who could potentially fulfill some of their food orders; just enter a name, email, and contact number, and a member of the group will be in touch with you.

Almost everyone in the Tulsa community has been affected by COVID-19. With no real certainty about when things will improve, or just how long this situation is going to last, it’s important we all do what we can to help.

“For some, it’s a real battle just to keep up with bills and the basics we all take for granted when it’s business as usual. But it’s not business as usual; families are struggling, businesses are sinking, friends wonder how they will pay for items their children need. This is where we felt the need to step in. We want to help! We want to help the community that has been so good to us!”

– Daniel Ruhl

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Ruhl Construction is the fastest growing, most trusted home building company in Tulsa. They continue to raise the bar and set new standards in their industry. As a business, they bring quality in design, complete customization, and value to each and every home they build, whether that be in one of their neighbourhoods or on a person’s own property.

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Ruhl Construction Relief Response to COVID-19

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Healiant Introduces HealiaX, a Virtual Product Support Portal

Healiant to unveil industry’s first centralized virtual support platform to restore connectivity between product specialists and healthcare providers.

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 / — Florida based training and education company Healiant is pleased to announce that its game-changing virtual product support platform will be announced today at WoundCon2020 and go live shortly thereafter. Owned and managed by a team of wound industry veterans, Healiant is dedicated to empowering wound care clinicians with knowledge of Advanced Wound Care Concepts delivered through a unique and engaging digital environment. This innovative virtual product support platform has been designed to keep caregivers connected to product knowledgeable clinical support during these challenging days of the COVID 19 outbreak and beyond.

In these tough times, clinical support teams are unable to get to the point of care because of social distancing measures. Experts feel that things may get more complicated once patients and caregivers start getting ill or infected. Making things worse, many product support specialists and technicians are simply not equipped with the necessary PPE to enter a building for delivering care or product support.

“Wounds were a serious problem before this crisis. The lack of clinical and product support access has only made the problem more dire,” mentioned Robert Crousore, the Co-founder of Healiant’s Staffing Division.

Healiant’s new virtual manufacturer supported virtual online product support platform that connects live and on-demand product and clinical support resources to caregivers across the care continuum. Caregivers will be able to access contracted manufacturer’s product information and live specialists to increase efficacy at the bedside.

Some of the most important benefits of the virtual online product support platform include;
-A simplified and streamlined process for bedside nurses to connect to the manufacturer’s product specialists and technicians
-Scheduled live and on-demand specialized support
-Advanced permissioning of private education and service training content
-Tracking and reporting on who has completed on-demand training via the integrated learning management system
-Includes patient education that can be pushed to the patient or family member

“Restoring connectivity between the caregivers and the product specialists who can help them optimize and improve the outcomes at the bedside is paramount. It is our obligation to lean into this problem with everything we’ve got,” says Josh Heuchan, Managing Director for Healiant Training.

To find out more about Healiant Training Solutions’ revolutionary virtual product support platform, please visit

About Healiant: Founded back in 2018 by a team of professionals who’ve been deeply focused on serving the wound care industry for a combined 50+ years, our portfolio of companies are all united around our mission of connecting and delivering objective, evidence-based and product agnostic resources that deliver the very best outcomes for you at the bedside. We are nationally recognized as a CE and CME provider for clinicians and physicians all over the country.

The Healiant Family is made up of three businesses: HealiaX is a virtual product support platform seamlessly enables manufacturers and distributors to connect and provide live virtual product and clinical support to caregivers at the bedside.
Healiant Staffing Solutions is the first and only true per diem staffing provider focused exclusively on the wound care industry. Our staff assembles and seamlessly delivers per diem credentialed wound care teams to manufacturers and distributors all over the country to support their clinical biz development objectives. Each of these relationships is unique and leverages hyper-local Healiant clinicians without the need to travel. We also provide clinical resources to providers when they need specific shift coverage or other consultative support. Finally, our Healiant Staffing division has an elegant recruiting model for those who are looking to hire full-time clinical staff in a wound care capacity.

Lastly, Healiant Training, which was founded out of the necessity to support our own growing clinical staff to increase their capabilities and competencies around advanced wound care treatments and product knowledge. We recognized that there was a deficiency in the marketplace and really no pathway to deliver and/or recognize someone who had attained an advanced level of knowledge over and above what was represented through wound care clinical credential. Working together with credentialing resources, we built the first educational pathway and prep course for the Advanced Wound Care credential which sits on top of a wound certification. This enables those with a CWS, WCC or WOCN to go through an extensive training developed by some of the top SMEs in the country to help expand their knowledge in the product context around the different solutions that heal wounds, which go beyond their underlying knowledge of the biology and documentation of the wound.

Josh Heuchan

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Brooklyn School Develops Multilingual Remote Learning Plans

Brooklyn School Featured in the International Press for Developing Multilingual Remote Learning Resources for Families During COVID-19 Shutdown

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, April 1, 2020 / — A Brooklyn French and Mandarin immersion school was featured in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Christian Science Monitor for its early efforts to transfer its hands-on, multilingual curriculum to an online remote learning platform.

Weeks before closing, Science, Language & Arts International School, located in Downtown Brooklyn, began to prepare for a possible closure by beginning to develop a bank of original, multilingual content and other resources for families, many of whom don’t speak the target language at home.

“In a sun-soaked Brooklyn classroom, Huan Ren reads aloud ‘The Three Little Pigs’ in Mandarin. The pre-K teacher balloons her cheeks to mime the big bad wolf blowing down the straw house. She is reading before a smartphone, recording in an empty room,” the article reads.

Last week, the previously fully-analog school launched a fully-integrated online learning platform for students, complete with a parent guide. Faculty continue to add original multilingual content and materials to the virtual library, as well as curate existing content, to support remote learning. Students access daily video lessons as well as interact live online with their teachers.

Read the full feature here:

Located 9 Hanover Place in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, Science, Language & Arts International School is an independent school focused on hands-on science, arts, and math. SLA provides children with a rich and rigorous multilingual progressive education in French and Mandarin. As an anti-bias school, SLA actively promotes anti-bias initiatives and curriculum. Learn more:

If you would like more information about the French or Mandarin immersion program at Science, Language & Arts International School, please contact

Jennifer Wilkin
Science, Language & Arts International School
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Expect Insurance Claim Delays and Denials as a Result of Covid-19

Every professional and business is facing challenges adjusting to COVID-19. This shift will understandably result in a surge of insurance claim denials.

Unfortunately, insurance claim denials will rise, but that does not mean that you should not fight for your insurance benefits.”

— Donahue Horrow

LOS ANGELOS, CA, USA, April 1, 2020 / — Every business, regardless of industry, is facing challenges adjusting to COVID-19. Everyone is being encouraged to self-isolate or practice social distancing. The result, a loss of business across the board, bringing with it, immediate, and in some cases irreparable, hardship on the part of individuals and business owners. In the short term, adjustments are being made across all industries, but insurance companies, in particular, are being forced to shift their focus towards COVID-19 coverage. This shift will understandably result in a surge of insurance claim denials.

COVID-19 testing and treatment are the main priorities in the U.S. and across the globe, with many States encouraging health insurance companies to help subscribers through this crisis. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed on March 18, 2020, to require health insurance companies to waive particular costs for FDA-approved COVID-19 testing, extend unemployment benefits, and provide paid sick leave from coronavirus.

With both the legislation and insurance companies focusing on COVID-19, how will this shift in attention affect claim denials for private disability, health, and long-term care policies?

Statistics vary depending on the source, but all report that over 50% of initial private disability claims are denied each year and that number is likely to increase as insurance companies turn their focus to ensure coronavirus patients are covered.

Many leading insurance companies are making statements about how their insurance coverage is changing to accommodate the coronavirus, but how that influences non-coronavirus insurance claims is not yet clear.

Insurers have been trying to get ahead of this by making statements on their websites committing to maintaining continuous operations and emphasizing they have professionals available to process new claims. While that is ideal, there is no certainty that their attention will not have to turn to COVID-19 claims as more arise.

There is also no certainty that patients will be able to contact their doctors to get the medical records necessary to file a claim or the medical reports to support the claim, thus making it hard for them to file in a timely manner. At the same time, it is likely that insurance companies will spend less time reviewing new claims and place non-COVID-19 cases at a lower priority, resulting in further delays and increased denials.

This is not a valid excuse for delaying the processing of new insurance claims. Insurance companies have a duty to communicate in a timely manner and to grant payments to those deserving of compensation under their policies.

Doctors are encouraging their patients to cancel their routine and non-critical appointments as coronavirus spreads. Their offices are not likely to reopen to non-coronavirus patients again until April 30th, at the earliest. As such, the possibility of patients not being able to access their medical records or their physician during this time is heightened because doctor’s offices will not be operating as usual. When they finally do reopen for normal operation, there is likely to be an influx in the number of patients seeking appointments and medical records, making it even more difficult to be seen by a doctor and begin your insurance claim process. Submitting an insurance claim is an extensive process in and of itself, nevermind a global pandemic delaying the process.

Some doctor’s offices are employing telephone and video appointments which will get your process started, but for most claims, an in-person visit will be required. While it is important to call your doctor, telephone lines are extremely busy at this time. Be persistent. Do not let long hold times delay the start of filing your claim.

While in the immediate term, insurance companies may be only slightly slower to process new claims and manage current claims, the deluge of claims related to COVID-19 is sure to come and will certainly create a backlog. With governmental and other political pressure being applied, insurance companies may be rearranging their priorities internally and unfortunately for claimants, wrongfully denying claims for private disability, health insurance, and long-term care. Valid insurance claims are likely to be overlooked and denied.

Currently, 1 in 6 American families has at least one adult who is disabled and unable to work. That number does not change because of the current health crisis. What changes is that the resources available to assist disabled or injured individuals will become increasingly limited by the day.

Unfortunately, incidence of insurance claim denial will rise, but that does not mean that you should not fight for your insurance benefits. While these times are unprecedented and uncharted, there is never a time in which insurance companies should be allowed to act in bad faith. The attorneys of Donahue & Horrow, LLP have 50 years of experience and have recovered over $190 million for clients. We will always be and remain here to fight for you.

Michael Horrow
Donahue Horrow
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Feed Families… Support Restaurants… Save Jobs

Major General Craig Whelden U.S Army (Retired)

Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired)

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Like many of you, I’m at home watching the deadly Coronavirus crisis unfold. But, I’m more fortunate than most. My wife and I are healthy and we have the means to weather this economic storm. I have a steady retirement income and no mortgage. Both my kids are out of college and on their own. I have no job to go to, no debt, few obligations, no worries, and plenty of discretionary time. I can easily wait this out.

Millions are not so lucky.

I live in Bluffton, South Carolina, just outside Hilton Head, a destination resort providing world class leisure, entertainment, and eating options. All that has now ground to a halt. Especially hard hit is the hospitality industry. Because all restaurants have been closed to inside dining, this part of the workforce is facing an unprecedented and sudden financial crisis like none of us have ever seen or experienced. The recent Congressional actions will help, but will not be enough.

At the height of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt said “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” These words have as much application now as they did then; as millions of Americans are losing their jobs. So how can “those of us who have much” help “those who have too little?”

Last weekend, I called the President of Hilton Head’s Chamber of Commerce asking how I can help. Bill Miles directed me to an incredible initiative by a local entrepreneur that will help shore up the objectives spelled out in the title of this article.

Watterson Family Foundation, partnering with local Chambers of Commerce, a team of local leaders, social service providers, food banks, churches, and with the support of local governments – has devised a turn-key program that delivers $50 “Community Investment Cards” to those most economically affected by this pandemic to be redeemed through curb-side pickup at one of dozens of local restaurants.

Through donations from people like me…and many others, this initiative feeds families, helps restaurants stay open, and keeps many restaurant workers employed. After speaking with Billy Watterson, I immediately signed on to help.

Learn more how this works at This could easily be adapted to your community. And, if you have questions about how to set this up in your own back yard, feel free to contact me at

Together, we can…

“…Feed Families… Support Restaurants… Save Jobs.”


Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) served 30 years in an Army uniform followed by another nine as a member of the Senior Executive Service for the Marine Corps. He is a motivational speaker on leadership and life lessons and is the author of the multiple award-winning, #1 international best-selling book, LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best. Learn more at

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Bored Beverly Hills Surgeon Opens His Calendar & Is Giving Away Over $6,000 Worth of Virtual Consultations to 30 People

Dr. Robert Kotler

"These are economically uncertain times for all, so while we usually charge $200 for our Virtual Consultations, we have decided to waive our fee for 30 people."

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Timing is everything, Dr. Robert Kotler, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills super-specialist in nasal cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, has never had so much downtime, and he hates it.

“In my 30+ years in practice, I’ve never had as much downtime as I do today. Covid-19 has the US and much of the world on lockdown, and as a result I’m not able to complete the favorite part of my job, seeing patients in my office.”

Thankfully Dr. Kotler’s office has been ahead of the technology curve and has long-offered prospective patients, worldwide, remote consultations. Via SKYPE or FaceTime, Dr. Kotler visually examines the nose, discusses the patient’s desires and can render an opinion as to whether surgical or permanent non-surgical (liquid) rhinoplasty would be the best solution. Or, perhaps, he’ll say, “You look good, save your time and money.” These remote consultations are very popular, and his office typically charges $200.

Dr. Kotler notes, “Being a doctor is the biggest part of my life. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing and helping patients in my office. But because we are now prohibited by law from operating and cannot see patients in the office, my schedule has opened up, allowing more time for Virtual Consultations. And the fact is, these are economically uncertain times for all, so while we usually charge $200 for our Virtual Consultations, we have decided to waive our fee for 30 people. We’re all in this together…”

If you’ve been considering rhinoplasty or permanent non-surgical (liquid) rhinoplasty, now would be a good time to take the next step and schedule your Virtual Consultation.

To schedule your Virtual Consultation, contact Yvonne or Mary at Dr. Kotler’s office today at: 310-278-8721, M-F,9-5, Pacific Time


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Michael Levine Media
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TVM Sling Case Dismissed Without Prejudice as “Unrevised Claimant” Now Refiled in New Jersey

Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O/Prolift.

Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O sling and Total Prolift that had been dismissed without prejudice. The dismissal was by agreement between the claimant and Ethicon, and as an “unrevised” claimant under Pre-Trial Order 293 was refiled by hr new counsel on March 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (Case No: 2:19-cv-02454-RK). PTO 293 order tolled the statute of limitations for unrevised women alleging injuries by implanted Ethicon transvaginal mesh products. The tolling is effective got the time period until they undergo vaginal mesh revision surgery or have a recommendation by a physician that revision surgery is indicated (see PTO 293 for more specifics).

The lawsuit was filed by TS., a woman from South Carolina, who was injured by the TVT-O sling (used for stress urinary incontinence) and the Prolift (used for pelvic organ prolapse)—both manufactured by Ethicon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.—after undergoing revision surgery.

The TVT-O and the Prolift devices were implanted on October 1, 2007 at a hospital in South Carolina. The claimant’s injuries occurred while she was a resident of South Carolina. Ethicon, Inc. is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device, strict liability for design defect and failure to warn, and breach of implied warranty.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear. These devices produce specific injuries nearly unheard of in the absence of the transvaginal mesh devices, and statements contained in the product’s instructions for use were deceptive. I am beginning to wonder how a standardized matrix settlement would provide adequate compensation for most women with these specific life-altering injuries.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “We represent women who have had their cases dismissed without prejudice after failing to achieve settlement and women whose cases are awaiting remand from the multidistrict litigation after completing the wave discovery process. In addition, we represent newly diagnosed women with pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia caused by old polypropylene mesh devices that are degrading, shrinking, and contracting in proximity to nerves as well as women with recently implanted prolapse devices and slings with catastrophic injuries.”

The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Laura Baughman of Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome.

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Greg Vigna, MD, JD
Vigna Law Group
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Retropubic Sling: Catastrophic Pain Syndromes Finally Getting Attention

Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh devices are placed into women each year, which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain.

These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh (TVM) polypropylene sling devices are placed into women in the United States each year, many of which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain syndromes. Very few women are warned that the device is implanted blindly, and each type of sling device places specific nerves in peril. These nerves can be acutely injured during the blind placement or over time as the polypropylene device is not inert, and it will contract, degrade, and create scarring and perpetual inflammation—placing the nerves at risk for compression and traction injuries.

Studies indicate that neuromuscular complications are far more common in women implanted with transobturator (TOT) slings than retropubic slings. Neurological symptoms and pain from neuralgia caused by the TOT device arise from injuries to the pudendal and/or obturator nerves. Pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia have symptoms which may include pain with sitting, painful bladder filling, tailbone pain, inability to wear tight pants because of pain in the perineum, numbness of the clitoris, pain with sexual intercourse, groin pain, anorectal pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Greg Vigna, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner notes that retropubic slings are also dangerous, “Blind placement of the retropubic slings place the ilioinguinal nerve in peril as normal anatomic variation can bring the nerve more medial and the nerve can become acutely injured or can be injured by traction over time as the device shrinks and degrades. Ilioinguinal neuralgia presents as pain at the hairline to the labia majora to the groin.”

Dr. Kenneth Peters, the North American authority on pelvic pain neuromodulation, published an article in Surgical Techniques in Urology, in March 1, 2020 where he applied an electrode in the retropubic space at the site of a mesh injured woman’s pain which was along the previous track of her retropubic sling. The woman had suffered for over a decade of pain after a failed retropubic sling. Twelve months after permanent stimulator placement, the injured woman continues to have greater than 90% improvement in her pain.

The article describes a woman who had suffered severe debilitating pain and neuromodulation who is now improved. Dr. Vigna states, “It would have been helpful to understand from reading the article if she had symptoms of neuralgia and/or complex regional pain syndrome, but the article isn’t descriptive of her pain. Dr. Peters believed that her pain may have been caused by an aberrant branch of the pudendal nerve. Considering she had no relief with a previous attempt at pudendal nerve neuromodulation, I would think that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 with or without ilioinguinal neuralgia may be in the differential diagnosis since both diagnoses are known to respond to peripheral neuromodulation.”

Dr. Vigna concludes, “These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices. Dr. Peters should be commended as he obviously believed this woman had serious pain, and he tried trigger point injections, Botox, pudendal nerve stimulation, and finally placement of an electrode at the specific site of pain. He pushed the envelope to help her. Peripheral nerve neuromodulation is a simple procedure, and safe with little downside risk. Hopefully others will begin to use Dr. Peters’ described treatment for refractory, mesh-induced chronic pelvic pain as access to care remains poor because of the inaction of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).”

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, operates a California and Washington DC law firm and has teamed up with Martin Baughman, a national pharmaceutical injury trial law firm from Dallas, Texas, and together they represent women with catastrophic pain syndromes whose claims are proceeding down the path to justice.

To learn more about the neurological injuries get your FREE copy of Dr. Vigna’s book, Pelvic Mesh Pain at

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Greg Vigna, MD, JD
Vigna Law Group
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Shoes That Fit

Shoes That Fit receives $200,000 grant from Kershaw's Challenge, to provide shoes for school age kids.

We are so grateful to the Kershaw Challenge for helping children in need here in the United States and investing in our future — our children.”

— Amy Fass, Shoes That Fit CEO

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 / — Claremont, CA (April 1st, 2020) – SHOES THAT FIT is honored to announce that they are the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Kershaw’s Challenge. SHOES THAT FIT provides NEW athletic shoes to underprivileged children nationwide. Given the current social climate and the effects of COVID-19, help is needed now more than ever for low income families. The funds will be used to provide brand new shoes to over 8,000 kids in Los Angeles and Dallas. Kershaw’s Challenge is a faith-based, others-focused organization founded by Dodger Pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen.

“When we first heard about Shoes that Fit, we knew immediately that we had to get involved. They are actively moving towards schools and kids who need a basic need met: new shoes that fit their growing feet. It seems so simple and yet having “shoes that fit” is a privilege that many kids don’t get to experience. Kershaw’s Challenge considers it an honor to help Shoes that Fit provide for kids in LA and Dallas.” -ELLEN AND CLAYTON KERSHAW

"One in five children in the United States live in poverty, and shoes are one of the most expensive items for low-income families to provide. When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child's confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that Kershaw’s Challenge is taking the time to make such a positive impact on these kids." AMY FASS – Executive Director, Shoes That Fit

Their goal is to encourage people to use whatever God-given passion or talent they have to make a difference and give back to people in need. They strive to empower people to use their spheres of influence to impact communities positively and to expand God’s Kingdom. They believe that God can transform at-risk children and neighborhoods through the benevolence and impact of others.

A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 124,000 children in more than 2,600 schools across 48 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don't have shoes that fit by visiting our website

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Source: EIN Presswire