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September 2018

HerbaLife Nutrition’s Unique Student Outreach

For its 26th year, Herbalife Nutrition has partnered with a major global brand for a competition. This year, it’s a clothing design competition in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). FIDM is considered to be one of the most prestigious design schools in the U.S. They share a passion for innovation and excellence, both skills of which are necessary to thrive in the real business world. The competition has already begun and is expected to continue until late spring 2019. Over 15 FIDM students have been chosen for the Herbalife competition.


Those students will be divided into teams to design sportswear and activewear that closely represents that lifestyle. Those students are expected to select a theme for their design along with the color scheme, type of fabric and making it. Once their projects are finished, a spokesperson will then be chosen to present the material and how they will market their collection. Each student will have the opportunity to create and make their own designs along with participating in a team project. This collaboration is an opportunity for students to practice making a line of clothing that will inspire potential customers to lead healthier lives.

In the past, Herbalife has joined forces with other major brands, such as Nike, in order to help teach design students to inspire potential customers to live healthier lives. During the competition, students also get to directly immerse themselves into the global consumer marketplace. They also do research to help themselves understand the kinds of things that millennials, as a group, tend to like the most. Students will also have a grand opportunity to travel to global design hubs in places known for fashion, such as Paris and Milan. While in those locations, they will have the opportunity to work directly with and interact with Herbalife leaders around the globe.

Achievements of Fortress Investment Group in the Finance Industry

Fortress Investment Group was established in 1998 and it’s respected because of the tremendous growth it has managed to realize since it was founded. The company specializes in financial investment and was founded by prominent investment gurus who have been able to achieve tremendously in the financial markets. The company started as a private equity firm in the United States but currently serving the entire globe. Today, the company is a trendsetter in the international markets.

Fortress Investment Group was able to rise to fame in the year 2007 and this happened after the company leadership decided to highlight the firm’s first offering in public. This was also the first time it was registered in the NYSE markets. According to its founders, this was one of the biggest steps ever made by them. They arrived at the decisions when they realized that they needed more customers to flow in the business.

The directors of Fortress Investment Group have since then diversified on their products as well as services. They currently have more than $43 billion worth of assets and they keep on working towards increasing them. The company is also proud to have more than two thousand hedge fund investors, private equity investors and also permanent capital who all depend on the services of the company.

The company believes in innovations as well as taking calculated risks which enables them to become professionals in the business. The company has its headquarters based in the city of NewYork and has been experiencing a good flow of customers coming to their offices seeking for quality services. The company have also subsequently opened several offices in various parts of the globe and has continued to realize a lot of growth in the last few years they have been in operation. Fortress Investment Group is also a good employer and has been able to employ over nine hundred staff who are continuously working towards bringing new innovations at the company. They have specialized in service delivery as well as the unity of purpose.

The company is also privileged to have a team of finance professionals at the top positions. They have a wide range of expertise from other companies which they served before joining Fortress. The three founders are Randal Nardon who is a lawyer and a finance executive, Wes Edens and Peter Briger. They have done whatever it takes to move the company forward.

Dr. Eric Forsthoefel Reveals the Impact of Patients on the ER

The recent article “The Impact of Non-Urgent Care on Florida Emergency Rooms” written by Amanda Moore and published by the Miami Patch reveals the consistent pressure on emergency rooms to care for non-urgent healthcare issues.

The article indicates that emergency rooms have been dealing with non-urgent care since the 1990’s. More than thirty percent of Americans claim that they have been to the ER for problems that could have been cared for by their primary care physicians. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel, an ER physician in Florida, indicates that he too has seen hundreds of patients who could have gone to their primary care doctor. Part of the issue is that emergency rooms will treat an issue regardless of its urgency. This can cause patient flow issues because the medicine and the focus of the medical staff are being given to those who are not emergencies.

Dr. Forsthoefel reveals that he understands a large part of why people come into the emergency room when they need a doctor’s care is simply because there are many barriers in the current healthcare system. Many studies have shown that people with chronic or non-emergent conditions will seek out the physicians in the ER because they are afraid it will take too long to get an appointment with a primary care physician. Another possible cause is that sometimes it is difficult to decide whether a healthcare issue is an emergency or not.

Insurance companies, like Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, are ceasing their coverage of emergency care in various states because they believe many people are using ERs inappropriately. Physicians reveal this new plan can be incredibly dangerous if a patient becomes worried about having to pay for the visit completely out of pocket. This may deter people from seeking emergency care when they need it most. However, those insured by Medicaid will seek out emergency rooms for care even when it isn’t urgent because they are often plagued with more physical ailments and need a higher level of care.

Dr. Forsthoefel is an emergency room physician in Tallahassee, Florida. He studied religious studies at Florida State University before he went on to get his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.