In its Annual Best Places Issue, Sunset Announces its List of 20 Towns that “Redefine the West”

OAKLAND, CA—(Marketwired – January 02, 2018) – Sunset, the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West, has announced its list of “20 Game–Changers That Are Redefining the West” as part of its annual “Best Places” issue. The article can be found in the February issue of the magazine, on newstands now, as well as online at https://www.sunset.com/bestplaces2018.

“The West was founded by pioneers and continues to evolve thanks to that same pioneering spirit as forward–thinking opportunity seekers transform cities and towns into hubs of innovation, big and small,” said Irene Edwards, Sunset Editor–in–Chief. “This year's Best Places to Live list celebrates the places that are thinking smart about their futures, from innovative community leaders to futuristic tech and small business incubators.”

In the February issue, Sunset's editors find 20 examples of cities and towns that exemplify the best of Western living for today and tomorrow. The winners in each region include:

  • Northern California: Sacramento, CA (runners up: Eureka, CA; Fresno, CA; Truckee, CA)
    • Sunset editors noted Sacramento “is giving city dwellers a taste of both town and country” thanks to its city gardening programs and farm–to–table dining.”
  • Southern California: Carlsbad, CA (runners up: Culver City, CA; Palm Springs, CA; Oxnard, CA)
    • According to the editors, Carlsbad is a “digital hub [that] has upped its game to embrace both its inner geek and outdoor enthusiast.”
  • Mountains: Salida, CO (runners up: Missoula, MT; Cochrane, Alberta; Reno, NV)
    • Salida was rediscovered when “people realized they could buy a Victorian for a steal, and artists could spend their time creating instead of working an office job,” Sunset's editors reveal.
  • Southwest: Albuquerque, NM (runners up: Taos, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; Tempe, AZ)
    • “Considering the strong public–art program, miles of hiking trails, and 310 annual days of sunshine, it's no wonder the locals don't boast. They're too busy living,” write Sunset's editors on their reasons for choosing Albuquerque.
  • Northwest: Tacoma, WA (runners up: Corvallis, OR; Sisters, OR; Spokane, WA)
    • Tacoma's revitalization “is years in the making” note Sunset editors, thanks in part to an influx of creative makers who are taking advantage of the city's industrial warehouses to create incubators and establish new businesses.

The roundup of “20 Game–Changers That Are Redefining the West” also features personal stories of local residents. Readers will also find compelling facts on each city including population, median home value, percentage of tree coverage, and number of farmers markets and parks.

“Every year, Sunset embarks on a search for the best places in the West. This year our search began by identifying maverick towns and cities beyond perennial centers of change such as Los Angeles and San Francisco,” explained Sunset Executive Editor Lauren Ladoceour. “Once we found the towns and cities investing in tomorrowland industries, community models, and ideas, we crunched the numbers, like census data, housing prices, and jobs, to determine value and livability. Our final step is to dig into the soul of a place by asking community leaders and families who've recently moved there: What makes your town the best?”

Interviews with Sunset editors and photography are available upon request. For more information, visit Sunset on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest

About Sunset

SUNSET (http://www.sunset.com) is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic 120–year–old brand covers the region's top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities. SUNSET engages and inspires an audience of more than 6.5 million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions–Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Mountain–as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publications, SUNSET showcases the West's unique lifestyle and compelling destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partnerships, books and International Wine Competition.

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CES 2018 : Terraillon will highlight their connected wellness HOMNI sleep solution at CES 2018

PARIS, FRANCE—(Marketwired – December 07, 2017) – Terraillon, French reference in health and wellness with 100 years of experience creating products recognized for their design and precision, will showcase their smart solutions for health and wellness, at CES 2018. Focused on the science of measurement, Terraillon solutions include personal scales for the bathroom, food scales for the kitchen, and their smart sleep solution HOMNI.

HOMNI : French innovation

HOMNI is the ideal companion that allows users understand and improve their sleep environment. Thanks to the sleep and wake programs developed with the European Sleep Center, HOMNI helps users fall asleep in the best possible conditions with a soothing light, and wake up with a light designed to gently revive. Individual sleep data can be stored in the Terraillon Wellness Coach Sleep app, which includes details on temperature, humidity, sound level, room brightness and complete sleep analysis.

Last October the group was awarded the prestigious smart and connected award from the Grand Prize of Innovation in Paris. The award recognized the innovation, design and technology of the HOMNI smart sleep solution.

In addition to HOMNI, Terraillon will showcase their entire selection of health and wellness products including R–LINK the world's thinnest smart bathroom scale, NutriSmart, the first connected kitchen scale that calculates the nutritional composition of the food being weighed.

To book a meeting with the Terraillon team and see their entire selection of connected health and wellness products, please contact Dalyce at d.suanez@open2america.com.

A propos de Terraillon
Founded 1908 and exported to over 80 countries on 5 continents, Terraillon is a leader in personal and nutritional scales; the company sells over 3 million units per year. Created in France, the group is internationally recognized for products that combine sleek design with high–end quality. Since 2013, the brand has specialized in smart wellness products and a connected “Wellness Coach” app helping users live a healthier life. The company is regularly acknowledged for their innovative product line and has received the following: Janus de l'Industrie 2000, 2006 et 2014, Red Dot Design Award 2006, IF Award 2006, 2008 et 2009, Gold Design Award 2006 or “Le Grand Prix de l'Innovation”– Foire de Paris 2015.[DL6] http://www.terraillon.com

CES 2018 : Terraillon will highlight their connected wellness HOMNI sleep solution at CES 2018

PARIS, FRANCE—(Marketwired – December 07, 2017) – Terraillon, French reference in health and wellness with 100 years of experience creating products recognized for their design and precision, will showcase their smart solutions for health and wellness, at CES 2018. Focused on the science of measurement, Terraillon solutions include personal scales for the bathroom, food scales for the kitchen, and their smart sleep solution HOMNI.

HOMNI : French innovation

HOMNI is the ideal companion that allows users understand and improve their sleep environment. Thanks to the sleep and wake programs developed with the European Sleep Center, HOMNI helps users fall asleep in the best possible conditions with a soothing light, and wake up with a light designed to gently revive. Individual sleep data can be stored in the Terraillon Wellness Coach Sleep app, which includes details on temperature, humidity, sound level, room brightness and complete sleep analysis.

Last October the group was awarded the prestigious smart and connected award from the Grand Prize of Innovation in Paris. The award recognized the innovation, design and technology of the HOMNI smart sleep solution.

In addition to HOMNI, Terraillon will showcase their entire selection of health and wellness products including R–LINK the world's thinnest smart bathroom scale, NutriSmart, the first connected kitchen scale that calculates the nutritional composition of the food being weighed.

To book a meeting with the Terraillon team and see their entire selection of connected health and wellness products, please contact Dalyce at d.suanez@open2america.com.

A propos de Terraillon
Founded 1908 and exported to over 80 countries on 5 continents, Terraillon is a leader in personal and nutritional scales; the company sells over 3 million units per year. Created in France, the group is internationally recognized for products that combine sleek design with high–end quality. Since 2013, the brand has specialized in smart wellness products and a connected “Wellness Coach” app helping users live a healthier life. The company is regularly acknowledged for their innovative product line and has received the following: Janus de l'Industrie 2000, 2006 et 2014, Red Dot Design Award 2006, IF Award 2006, 2008 et 2009, Gold Design Award 2006 or “Le Grand Prix de l'Innovation”– Foire de Paris 2015.[DL6] http://www.terraillon.com

VIVEVE I Trial Sub-Analysis Published in Journal of Women's Health

ENGLEWOOD, CO—(Marketwired – December 05, 2017) – Viveve Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's health and wellness, today announced the Journal of Women's Health (JWH) published a sub–analysis of the Female Sexual Functions Index (FSFI) domains from the VIVEVE I trial (VIveve Treatment of the Vaginal Introitus to EValuate Efficacy). The article, authored by Dr. Michael Krychman, et al, will appear in an upcoming 2018 print issue and is currently available in an online version.

“The publication by the JWH of our FSFI domain sub–analysis data from the VIVEVE I clinical trial is an important scientific milestone for the Viveve System's cryogen–cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) technology for women's sexual health conditions,” said Patricia Scheller, chief executive officer of Viveve. “The findings, that a single, non–ablative CMRF treatment significantly improves overall sexual function in women, with statistically significant and/or clinically important improvement in four of the six FSFI domains of Desire, Arousal, Lubrication, and Orgasm, reinforces our continued commitment to reporting sound clinical data supporting treatments that have demonstrated benefits to women's sexual health and wellness.”

Results of the full VIVEVE I clinical trial, published in February 2017, provided the first comparative effectiveness data between a standard clinical treatment and a sham treatment to support the safe and effective use of CMRF therapy for the treatment of vaginal laxity for improved sexual function. These new data represent a sub–analysis of the VIVEVE I trial evaluating the impact of CMRF therapy of the vaginal introitus in women with sexual dysfunction (baseline FSFI score ≤26.5) on each of the FSFI domains that contribute to female sexual function.

  • At six months, women with sexual dysfunction randomized to active treatment (n=73) had greater improvement in all FSFI domains of sexual function versus sham subjects (n=35).
  • Change from baseline analyses showed statistically significant improvements in the active treatment group for Sexual Arousal (p=0.004), Lubrication (p=0.04) and Orgasm (p=0.007).
  • Clinically important and statistically significant improvements in Sexual Desire (Odds Ratio[OR]=3.01), Arousal (OR=2.73) and Orgasm (OR=2.58) were additionally shown in women with sexual dysfunction who received active treatment versus sham.

Michael Krychman, M.D., executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine and primary author of the publication, commented, “The VIVEVE I domains sub–analysis findings of sexual function improvement provide further evidence supporting the clinical utility of CMRF treatment for millions of women worldwide experiencing the condition of vaginal laxity. I believe these scientific data validate the GENEVEVE treatment as a non–surgical, 30–minute, in–office procedure that can improve vaginal introital laxity and sexual function. It advances the practice of clinical sexual medicine with the potential to benefit both clinicians and the patients they serve.”

About Viveve
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women's health and wellness company passionately committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well–being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System, that delivers the GENEVEVE™ treatment, incorporates clinically–proven cryogen–cooled, monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) energy–based technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate robust neocollagenesis in one 30–minute in–office session.

International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications from over 55 countries. Consistent with these approvals, Viveve is seeking an IDE from the FDA to conduct a pivotal study on use of the device for improvement in sexual function. Currently, in the United States, the Viveve System is cleared by the FDA for general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis.

InControl Products by Viveve are FDA cleared medical devices that treat stress, urge, and mixed incontinence conditions and products to improve pelvic floor strength. Viveve exclusively distributes InControl Medical's products to healthcare providers in the United States.
For more information visit Viveve's website at www.viveve.com.

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Viveve is a registered trademark of Viveve, Inc.
Geneveve is a trademark of Viveve, Inc.

Vancouver Carpet Cleaner Suggests Four Spot Removers to Try

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – October 19, 2017) – Angelo Di Pomponio's Vancouver–based cleaning service has been helping homeowners keep their carpets clean for nearly 30 years. As a professional carpet cleaner, he understands that there are times when a full cleaning isn't needed. However, when a spot treatment is required, it can be difficult to know what to use with so many products on the market. That's why the newest blog on http://www.inhomecleaning.ca/blog discusses the most popular cleaners on the market.

While different stains merit different treatments, they all require immediate attention. It's imperative to clean up any mess right away. A spot removal treatment will usually do the trick in three easy steps–spray, wait, blot. There is typically no rinsing, vacuuming, or scrubbing involved, although this can vary between different products. Always remember to perform a colourfast test first–and never, ever scrub the stain.

The four most popular stain treatments on the market today, according to sales figures on Amazon, are Hoover Platinum Collection Professional Strength Stain Remover, Resolve Carpet Triple Oxi Advanced Carpet Stain Remover, BISSELL Professional Power Shot Oxy Carpet Spot and Stain Remover, and Sunny and Honey Enzyme Cleaner, Pet Stain Remover, and Odor Eliminator.

The blog briefly describes how to apply each product, as well as what they are best suited for. For example, “[this product] powers through stains and works on everything from pet droppings to cat vomit. The powerful natural bio–enzymatic formula will leave your home clean and fresh. Use it on carpets, rugs, floor, furniture, leather, and animal bedding. Best of all, because this cleaner uses no harmful chemicals, it's safe around pets and kids.”

For those times when a spot remover just won't cut the mustard (or whatever your stain happens to be), Angelo's FabriClean can rescue rugs and carpets with professional strength cleaners and solvents. Get your free quote online today!

About the Company

Angelo's FabriClean is a premier carpet and upholstery cleaning company in the Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland area, offering carpet, area rug, upholstery, and mattress cleaning services. Angelo's is owned and operated by a close–knit family that pays special attention to customer satisfaction and excellent service. It is 100% Canadian, with over a quarter century of experience in in–house cleaning and care. Their technicians are trained and certified, arriving fully equipped to perform the cleaning at the client's convenience. Angelo's FabriClean uses state–of–the–art equipment, as well as top–of–the–line cleaning products. For more information, log on to http://www.inhomecleaning.ca/ or call (604) 421–1855.