Monday, June 27, 2016

American Well - Amwell - The Virtual Doctor. Nutrition: Healthy Snacks To Pack For Your Kids On A Vacation

American Well - Amwell

#TeleMedicine #HealthCare #TeleMedicine 

Amwell offers live video visits with healthcare providers on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Set up your account for free today  TELEVISIT50 -for $1 visit

I like that Amwell is creating dialogue about telehealth and the many ways Amwell helps families live easier, better lives with access to less expensive, on-demand care.

We can do this by actively participating in online discussions by following Amwell on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

I really like that we can try it for $1 using the code TELEVISIT50


About Amwell
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors, dieticians and psychologists for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop.
Some general conditions our doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. We employ primary care, specialist physicians, licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians to meet our patients’ health and wellness needs.
Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy -all from the comfort of your home.

FocusSave money.  Save time.  Save yourself.  See A Doctor Now—On Us.
Let’s face it – moms don’t have time to be sick, let alone go to the doctor’s office. With Amwell, you can see a doctor immediately from the comfort of your own home. That means no more traffic, waiting rooms, or rescheduling—just you, your device (smartphone, tablet or computer) and a doctor.  Better health is now in the palm of your hands – with Amwell!
See a doctor anytime on your iPhone or iPad. Amwell brings healthcare home, so that you and your family can feel better, faster. Doctors on Amwell are board certified, with an average of 15 years in practice. They are available 24/7, with no appointment needed.

  • Have a question to ask a doctor? Get the care you need quickly - typical issues include:

  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Pinkeye
  • Flu
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cold
  • Respiratory infection
  • Headache
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Weight concerns
  • Smoking cessation
Just choose the type of visit you are looking for and select a provider. Depending on the issue at hand, the doctor can diagnose, suggest follow up, and prescribe, when appropriate. Amwell takes your privacy very seriously. Your visit with the doctor is secure and HIPAA compliant. Amwell is accepted by many major insurers, with more added every day.  Enter your health insurance information for a lower cost visit.Amwell doctor visits are now available in 46 states.


Reasons to Use Amwell

Created by doctors, Amwell is:

  • The most popular consumer telehealth app worldwide in 2014 according to App Annie
  • The first telehealth service awarded accreditation by The American Telemedicine Association
  • The first telehealth platform to integrate with Apple’s Health App
  • The only service that allows you to select the doctor you want to see for an on-demand visit

Below lists the rational and emotional reasons clients and consumers to believe what we say and use our product/service. Included are all major copy points and visual evidence listed in order of relative importance to the client/consumer.

  1. Lower cost. Consumers expect online visits to be cost-savers; with in-office visits costing, on average, $82 for first-time patients according to the Healthcare Blue Book, Amwell offers a $49 physician visit – a savings of $33. Great option for students in college looking for cost-effective healthcare or those between jobs and without insurance.
  2. Accessibility.  After hours, on weekends and in the middle of the night (24/7/365) availability. Great for those who do have transportation or when you don’t feel well enough to drive and those who are newly relocated and don’t have providers yet.
  3. Convenience. Consumers are looking for a faster appointment. Now they don’t need to schedule an appointment nor do they need to wait to be seen, especially if on vacation or business travel. The doctor can be seen from the comfort and convenience of their own home.
  4. Quick prescriptions. Consumers would rather have an online video visit than an in-office visit to obtain common primary care prescriptions.
  5. Peace of mind. Rather than self-diagnosing or visiting a social forum for medical advice, users can obtain second opinions directly from board certified, licensed doctors


My experience with Amwell

I learned from the Nutritionist, that pairing a complex-carbohydrate choice with a protein-packed food for the perfect snack combinations. I really like that I could get this information straight from a professional, trained and certified Nutritionist in telehealth so they can deliver the best possible experience.  I really like that I can get information I need without having to make a Dr appointment several months ahead of time.  It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. From signing up to navigating my way around the Amwell site and choosing a specialist.  I really like that insurance is accepted and they give you the first visit free so everyone can try Amwell out and see for themselves how easy and informative this telehealth provider is.  After this first visit I feel confident in using Amwell again for other services like health care for myself or our little ones.  I think this is a huge asset for busy families when some medical needs can be taken care of quickly by professionals without having to schedule appoints, waiting in Dr offices etc.

Nutrition: Healthy Snacks To Pack For Your Kids On A Vacation

I like to use bento boxes, single serve reusable containers and or resealable bags for convenience, especially when traveling.  Since it is summer and the weather is warm I chose to slice lemons and add them to a chilly bottle of water for traveling. I recommend a stainless steel thermal travel mug because they keep drinks cold for a very long time and there is no waste of plastic bottles. I am showing the lemon water in clear bottles for demonstration purposes. I like to peel back the label and turn it around and either color code them or write the kids names on the labels so they can keep track of who's is who's.   When traveling I like to make bento boxes for when we stop at a rest stop and can actually sit at a picnic table and the kids can enjoy their snacks that way.  While in the vehicle, I like them to use the resealable bags, this way they can eat what they want and seal it back up and put the bag back in their thermal bag.  I also like to use the single serve containers for snacks in the car or stroller.  I really like the idea of healthy snacks in combinations that best meet their nutritional needs.  Happy, healthy kids while traveling is a plus!  I like to pack finger foods for the most part and one bento box for more of a sit down snack like the Sugar Free Caramel Apples and Mango/Blueberry fruit salad.  Our kids love all these combinations and I really like that it satisfies their hunger and nutritional needs while we travel and are on vacation.  We do a lot of walking in the heat and spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun, so this is really important to me that we have a lot of tasty water and healthy snacks so we can enjoy our vacation and stay healthy at the same time.

This post may contain my affiliate link, which means I will make a small commission if you click and make a purchase. All my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with Amwell. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney’s Beloved Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney’s Beloved Animated Classic

Relive the magic and the music with four versions of the film plus all-new bonus features!

With the Release of the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition
on Digital HD Sept. 6 and Blu-ray™ Sept. 20

BURBANK, Calif., June 24, 2016 — Twenty-five years ago, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Sept. 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20 on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

The beloved animated classic has truly stood the test of time and now a whole new generation of viewers are invited to be our guest and fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition features four versions of “Beauty and the Beast.”  The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the “Human Again” song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version.  The original work-in-progress version will be available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere.

There is also a host of all-new bonus extras including a rare opportunity to gather around the piano with some of Disney’s greatest composers, including Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), Stephen Schwartz (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”), Robert Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney’s upcoming “Moana”) as they sing and share how they’ve personally been inspired by the film’s award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast; and a sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming live-action re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” arriving in theaters in 2017.

Film Versions:
  • Original theatrical version
  • New advanced sing-along version
  • Extended version with “Human Again” song sequence
  • Work-in-progress version

Bonus Features:
  • Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration – Get a front-row seat for an intimate discussion between legendary music composers from classic and future Disney films, including Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), Stephen Schwartz (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”), Robert Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney’s upcoming “Moana”). Discover how the composers are personally connected, how they first experienced “Beauty and the Beast” and how they find  inspiration for their own films. And watch as they pay tribute to the film’s award-winning music score and the man who has inspired them all—Alan Menken.
  • #1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast – Long before “Beauty and the Beast” became the instant classic we know and love, Walt Disney made two attemptsbetween the 1930s and 1950sto adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Walt and his team was dreaming up through Walt’s actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes, and learn why the project was sidelined for decades.
  • Always Belle – The original voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, reminisces about earning the role of the beautiful bookworm in “Beauty and the Beast” and recalls how the iconic character changed her life and continues to inspire fans both young and old.
  • The Recording Sessions – Go in the recording booth with the cast of Beauty and the Beast and see what went into adding voices to the characters and the lines we know and love.
  • 25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast – Disney Channel’s Gus Kamp and Kayla Maisonet host this entertaining countdown featuring little-known fun facts, anecdotes and hidden Easter Eggs (references to Disney animated films and characters) from one of the most cherished animated films of all time.
  • “Beauty and The Beast” Sneak Peek – An exciting first look into the live-action re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.    
  • Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include over five hours of bonus material, such as an alternate version of “Be Our Guest” and the “Beauty and the Beast” music video performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and deleted scenes.
  • Bonus features may vary by retailer

Walt Disney Pictures’ magical animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” captures the magical journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), an independent and intelligent, modern-day heroine who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

“Beauty and the Beast” was nominated for six Academy Awards® and was the first animated feature to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture. It won two Oscars®, including best song, by the renowned Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and best original score (Menken), as well as a Golden Globe Award® for best comedy/musical.

“Beauty and the Beast” was Disney’s first animated film adapted into a Broadway musical, which ran for 5,464 performances from 1994-2007 and has delighted more than 35 million people worldwide. On March 17, 2017, audiences will experience the thrilling retelling of the original tale through Disney’s live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast,” in which Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” films) plays Belle and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken returns to recreate his Academy Award®-winning music score.

Product SKUs:                Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD, Disney Movies Anywhere
Feature Run Time:        Approximately 85 minutes
Rating:                             G in U.S. and Canada
                                          Bonus material not rated
Aspect Ratio:                  Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.78:1
                                          DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1
Audio:                              Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
                                          DVD = English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles:                         English SDH, French & Spanish


The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for every member of your family plus a unique digital experience.

Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.   You can add the free DMA app to a multitude of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360. Then, connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV and your eligible movies will be shared across all your connected platforms.  In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

I received this product in exchange for a review. All my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chuck E Cheese's Father's Day Promotion

June 19th: Father’s Day – 

We want to celebrate the biggest kid in the family at Chuck E. Cheese’s From Friday (6/17) to Sunday (6/19), we’re doing hourly raffles for Dad to take a turn in the ticket blaster, a scorecard for dads and kids to play together and a special value deal with free wings. 

Enter our Father’s Day sweepstakes by sharing their #DadHacks: #ad #sweepstakes#ChuckECheeses #FathersDay

Father’s Day Offers

             Readers can enter our Father’s Day sweepstakes by sharing their #DadHacks: (image attached, in case you’d like to use it in your post)

             Father’s Day Value Deal: Large 1-Topping Pizza, 4 Soft Drinks, 30 Tokens, and Small Wings for $29.99 (wings are free)

             Families get Chuck E.’s Champions score cards to play with the kids

             Hourly raffles for dads to get a turn in the ticket blaster

What a fun way to celebrate Father's Day, than surprising the biggest kid in the family (Dad) with a Dad Day Celebration at Chuck E Cheeses that is set up just for him to enjoy his day with wings, games, competitions and enjoying his kids and family.  This kids absolutely loved taking their Dad to Chuck E Cheese's.  We all had a blast and enjoyed keeping score during our game competition.  The staff at CEC is wonderful and always helpful and makes sure everyone is having fun.

I received this product in exchange for a review. All my opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.