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New Mobile Game Helps Kids Practice Virtues in Real Life

Loveland, CO (PRWEB) June 02, 2015

While most mobile games keep kids busy with squashing zombies or flinging birds, a new app is attempting to let kids have fun and do good at the same time.

Buddy Quest is the first-ever mobile game app that gives children (ages 6-11) a chance to practice virtues in the real world. Kids follow the adventures of more than 100 characters, help them solve their problems using a variety of virtues such as responsibility, honesty, gratitude, and kindness. In addition to the in-game stories, Buddy Quest challenges kids with real-life quests, giving them a chance to take what they’re learning in the game and try it out in their everyday lives.

The app, which will be available on both in iTunes and Google Play, is launching a Kickstarter campaign this week to raise funds and awareness for the game.

Another unique feature of Buddy Quest is the Parent Portal, a part of the app that gives moms and dads an easy way to track their childs progress, chat with them about what they’re experiencing, and watch them practice the virtues in real life.

Jeff White, one of the creative leads for the game, says its part of the growing trend of combining mobile technology with real-life experiences. Virtues training isnt easy, even for over-achieving parents. Were building Buddy Quest with unique features that make learning fun and rewarding, while also helping moms and dads with an essential part of parenting, White said.

The game will feature more than 130 high-quality characters that have been a key part of summertime vacation Bible school programs for the past 10 years.

Every summer, more than 3 million children experience the VBS program, which gives us a great fan base to start with, White said. Thats a lot of families who already have some familiarity with the characters and their stories.

Weve been very pleased with the responses from both parents and kids who have tested the game, said Brian Abbott, who leads the development for Buddy Quest. Weve also got a great head start because of the quality of art, design, music, and other development features that we can use for the game.

Jess Harnell, a voice actor that has been featured in scores of movies and TV shows for Disney, Pixar, and Nickelodeon, is voicing the main character in Buddy Quest.

The Kickstarter campaign aims to raise at least $ 30,000, and offers a variety of backer rewards including collector cards, posters, soundtracks, and other unique game-related experiences. The project ends on Tuesday, June 30, whether or not it has received all its funding. The project can be found at this website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/buddyquest/buddy-quest

Lifetree Family creates experiences that help families grow in their faith and relationships. Its a non-denominational company with books, blogs, apps, and other resources aimed at providing ways for everyday parents to train and love their kids. Lifetree Family is a part of Group, a creative media company based in Loveland, Colorado since 1974.

For more information, please contact Jeff White at jwhite@group.com or 970-292-4499. You can also visit http://www.buddyquest.com.

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Ypooh Takes Us Through An Instrumental Therapeutic Archive Of His Life In New Mixtape

Rockford, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the P.D.G.A.F mixtape by ypooh. The 16 track project is currently available for download on the Coast 2 Coast website.

Hailing from Rockford, IL comes an artist by the name of ypooh. Writting since the age of 12, ypooh was able to convert these into music and then it all came together on its own. He has been gaining a fan base and a group of listeners who understand the feelings and vibe he portrays in his music. Ypooh got into the music game for the sole purpose of making music that people want to listen to.

With the release of his newest mixtape entitled P.D.G.A.F, ypooh describes it as an instrumental therapeutic archive of my life. The underlying message that can be found in the music is to just be yourself because you are born an original. Throughout the 16 tracks, ypooh talks about his ambitions, his haters, and his habits. Theres a good selection of features found in almost every track, complimenting ypoohs trap/hip-hop style. Keep up with ypooh and all of his latest music by following him at @YPOOH27.

About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com.


Life Support Technologies Group Guides Third Hospital to Earn Top Distinction in Hyperbaric Medicine

Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2014

The Life Support Technologies group (LST) has partnered with HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Broadway Campus (HAHV – Kingston, NY) Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center for over five years and has now guided it through a vigorous program review that has resulted in HAHV being awarded Re-Accreditation with Distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). This is the third hospital in NY State that LST has guided to this accolade.

HAHVs Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center was initially accredited by the UHMS in June 2011, when HAHVs Broadway Campus was officially known as The Kingston Hospital. HAHV uses a comprehensive approach to treating wounds, which may include nutritional counseling, resolution of infections, surgical debridement, skin grafting, and the adjunctive use of hyperbaric oxygen. The Limb Salvage Program is critical for those at risk of amputation, especially diabetics. More than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds.

Hyperbaric Medicine incorporates a specially designed chamber in which a patient can be treated at greater atmospheric pressure while breathing pure oxygen. This triggers several mechanisms, including angiogenesis (regrowth of capillaries), bactericide, and oxygenation. These mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen have been scientifically proven to benefit various medical conditions, including non-healing wounds, bone and soft-tissue infections, and radiation tissue damage. A typical treatment for a non-healing wound lasts for about two hours at increased pressures between 2 – 2.5 atmospheres absolute, and is repeated daily for 20 or more sessions depending on the severity of the wound. The Institute offers two oversized, private hyperbaric chambers where patients can relax and listen to music or watch a movie.

HAHVs Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is only the third facility in the lower NY State region to provide this level of service, according to the UHMS, the leading hyperbaric medicine authority in the nation. Recently, LST guided the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Suffern, NY to obtain reaccreditation with distinction. The only other Hospital in New York State to achieve this is Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, a 400-bed teaching hospital.

Kathy Smith, RN, the Administrator responsible for HAHVs Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, remarked: Were very pleased that our UHMS reaccreditation was approved with distinction. All of our staff and administrators have worked hard to ensure that our training, facility and patient safety, as well as standards-of-care, are of the highest standards. The inspection process and documentation trail was rigorous. Our patients and their loved ones should be reassured by our medical excellence and the acknowledgement we have received through this latest accreditation.

Glenn Butler, LSTs CEO, remarked: We have long believed in the importance of National Accreditation of Hyperbaric Medicine programs to promote safer, cost effective programs with better patient outcomes. The dedication and professionalism of the entire HAHV staff as well as the administrations support for excellence throughout its Medical Center is reflected in the Hyperbaric Medical unit being awarded re-accreditation with distinction.

The UHMSs rapidly growing Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities Accreditation Program currently has 155 accredited hyperbaric medicine services nationally. UHMS accreditation is increasingly being required by commercial insurances for patient treatment approval and reimbursement.

For more information see:

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Broadway Campus, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center


Phone: (845) 334-4325

Hudson Valley Hospital Center


Phone: (914) 734-3030

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center


Phone: (845) 368-5000

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)


Life Support Technologies Group (LST)


About the Life Support Technologies Group (LST)

The Life Support Technologies Group (LST) is a Tarrytown, NY-based medical and life-support engineering company specializing in Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Services to hospitals in the NY, NJ, CT region. LST has been in business for 20 years and currently provides services to 9 hospitals.

Glenn Butler, CEO

Life Support Technologies Group

(914) 333-8412