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Monday, March 29, 2010

Where Kidnappings Occur

A study conducted in 1999 by the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children or NISMART, found that in over 70% of stranger kidnapping victims were taken from outdoor areas like parks and playgrounds, and 7% were taken from public buildings like shopping malls.

Of these cases, approximately 90% are committed by males who are between 20-40 years old. In these cases, the child is returned alive less than 60% of the time. 4% are never found.

Most child abductions are perpetrated by family members. While the chances of a stranger abducting one’s child are slim, those who do get abducted by strangers are often sexually abused and killed. Many other children are detained or sexually assaulted by strangers, acquaintances or family members. Providing reasonable supervision to children and teaching kids to be safe without subjecting them to paralyzing fear is the most difficult task of parents.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GTX Corp and Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. Sign Licensing Agreement to Deliver Patented GPS Shoes Worldwide

Aetrex, a company committed to foot health for three generations and GTX Corp’s patented GPS shoe technology are making it possible for caregivers of Alzheimer’s victims to keep one step ahead of the millions of those afflicted that may wander.

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 24, 2010 – GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), a leader in customizable, embedded 2-way GPS Personal Location Services (PLS) solutions, moves one step closer to bringing personal GPS tracking solutions to the 5.3 million seniors afflicted with dementia by signing a four year, potential multi-million dollar license agreement with Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.

Currently scheduled for retail sale this summer, the Aetrex Ambulator® GPS Shoe will provide millions of caregivers the means to help easily find those afflicted with Alzheimer’s that wander and become lost. The GPS Shoe will be available through the Aetrex owned website, which hosts approximately 300,000 visitors per month and was named by Yahoo! as the best health care site “below the knee,” along with the website, and a select group of assisted living facilities. GTX Corp’s eight patents for the GPS Shoe cover a GPS transceiver module that is placed within the footwear and transmission of location coordinates to a central monitoring station which disseminates the location data through the use of proprietary software, cellular connectivity, the GTX Corp middleware platform and the secure viewing portal.

“We believe a miniaturized GPS tracking device embedded inside a therapeutic shoe is the ideal solution for the millions afflicted with this terrible disease, and we are very pleased, after many years of R & D, to partner up with a company like Aetrex which has devoted 64 years to making foot health products,” states Patrick Bertagna Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp.

“Aetrex’s mission has always been to develop footwear and foot care products that combine unrivaled technology with innovative designs,” said Evan Schwartz, President of Aetrex Worldwide Inc. “This partnership is a terrific opportunity for Aetrex to use our expertise to extend the brand beyond the comfort category and help a segment of our population that is in need.”

The impact of Alzheimer’s: Currently impacting 5.3 million victims, with predictions of 14 million US victims by the year 2050; Alzheimer's disease is fast becoming "one of the biggest public health dilemmas ever encountered," according to the National Institute on Aging's deputy director, Gene Cohen. One in eight persons aged 65 and older have the Alzheimer’s disease. Every 70 seconds there is a new victim of Alzheimer’s, the 6th leading cause of death for seniors. Nearly 10 million caregivers, mostly family members, spend $148 billion a year for the care of their loved ones. The simplicity behind the GPS Shoe is that when a senior with Alzheimer’s wanders off more than a pre-set distance, their caregiver will immediately receive a geo-fence alert on their smartphone and computer, with a direct link to a Google map plotting the wanderer’s location.

Andrew Carle, a nationally recognized expert in 'Nana' technology for seniors and a professor at George Mason University said; “up to 60% of individuals with Alzheimer's will wander and become lost at least once during the progression of the disease, and up to 70% of those who become lost will do so more than once. The GPS Shoe is both life saving and a resource saving technology that will be instrumental in our ability as a nation to address the issues of wandering.”

“If Aetrex purchases the minimum number of units necessary to maintain its exclusive license, this agreement will generate multiple millions of dollars in gross revenues. In addition, upon the sale of the shoes, the Company will receive significant monthly subscription fees from the end-users,” said Murray Williams, the CFO of GTX Corp.

About GTX Corp

GTX Corp (GTXO.OB) a leader in embedded 2-way GPS real-time personal location services (PLS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California. The Company has evolved from its early beginnings of putting micro GPS devices in a shoe and continues to pave the way with innovative geo specific and proximity alerting applications that help you know where someone or something is at the touch of a button. Committed to being the "better people finder," GTX Corp owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc. which develops GPS Tracking applications for smart phones, Code Amber News Service and Code Amber Alertag. The Company has a comprehensive intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copyrights and website properties. GTX Corp is well positioned to capture the PLS Market through its diverse product platform, licensing model, brand recognition and strategic partners.

About Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.

Aetrex Worldwide is recognized as a world leader in athletic, wellness and comfort footwear and orthotics as well as foot care technology including the innovative iStep® foot scanning technology. It is the industry leader in pedorthic footwear, the leading manufacturer of mid-priced orthotics and the No. 1 provider of foot scanning and measuring technology for retailers and the medical community. The New Jersey-based $60-million dollar corporation was founded in 1946 and has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations. For additional information, please visit

For more information regarding GTX Corp, please contact:

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Karen Pineman

Public Relations

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Abduction Usually Occurs Near the Child’s Home

The Department of Justice revealed that in 80% of abductions by strangers, the first contact occurred and/or the abduction itself occurred within a quarter mile of the child's home. This implies that children may be watched by their abductor prior to being taken.

Most victims are either forced or lured into the cars of the abductors. Never approaching a car should be a large focus of teaching safety to children.

The typical victim in child abductions resulting in murders was 11 years old, white females in middle class neighborhoods, just like Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 and recently reunited with her family after 18 years in captivity. This is according to a 1997 survey sponsored by the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention or OJJDP.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Most child custody violators do not consider their actions illegal or morally wrong

Family abduction of children has become a serious concern in the United States. Coincident with the rapid rise in divorce and the increase in children born to unmarried parents, approximately 60 percent of all children spend time in a single-parent home A national incidence study revealed that in an unprecedented number of these single-parent families (354,000 in 1988), one parent took unilateral action to deprive the other parent of contact with their child. In almost half of these cases (163,200), the abducting parent intended to permanently alter custodial access by concealing the child or taking the child out of his or her home State or country.

Abducting parents are likely to have very young children (the mean age is 2–3). Such children are easier to transport and conceal, are unlikely to verbally protest, and may be unable to tell others their name or other identifying information. Older children who are taken or retained in violation of custody orders are usually those who are particularly vulnerable to influence or have colluded with the abducting parent.

Most abducting parents (except those characterized as paranoid delusional) are likely to have the support of a social network—family, friends, cultural communities, cult-like groups, or an underground dissident movement—that provides not only practical assistance (money, food, lodging) but also emotional and moral support to validate the abducting parent’s extralegal actions. Read the study:
Family Abductors: Descriptive Profiles and Preventive Interventions

Monday, March 15, 2010

While much of our attention focuses on missing children, thousands of adults are reported missing each year.

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation inspired by a Connecticut man, who disappeared in 2004, to help families of missing adults.

The legislation is named after Billy Smolinski of Waterbury, who went missing on August 24, 2004 at the age of 31. Billy's family has experienced many obstacles in searching for their missing son, including the fact that federal law mandates law enforcement report missing children, but not adults or unidentified remains. While law enforcement can voluntarily report this information to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a lack of resources and knowledge of the system often prevents them from doing so.

Unlike National Amber Alerts, Code Amber publishes real-time official law enforcement reports of missing persons in the
US and Canada and maintains a online data base of those cases. While only a small percentage of Missing Persons Reports are actually criminal abductions, the anguish experienced by loved ones is unbearable.

The opportunity to become a watchful spotter is extended to everyone via the Free Code Amber Ticker and “Missing” App for smart phones. Going missing can happen to anyone, anytime, any where.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eyes on the street broke historic abduction case

On May 22, 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh, 25, flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean non-stop and landed in Paris, thereby inspiring a cult following unique in American history. The Lindbergh family lived quietly in central New Jersey. One evening, Charles Jr., their twenty-month-old baby, was stolen from his crib. The police were called and an intensive search for the kidnapper began. The New Jersey State Police, led by Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf, father of the Gulf War general, directed the search. The kidnapper contacted the family asking for payment of a $50,000 ransom.

Investigators recorded the serial numbers of the ransom money before the meeting. But the Lindbergh baby was not recovered. He was found dead on May 12, 1932, less than four miles from home. The case became an international sensation with massive media coverage continuing for years.

It was not until September 1934, when a vigilant gas station attendant received a 10-dollar bill that gave investigators a break in the case. When the attendant compared the bill to a police bulletin listing the serial numbers of the ransom money, it was a match. He noted the plate number of the vehicle reporting it to the police. It was learned that the car was registered to a Bruno Richard Hauptmann, 35, an illegal German immigrant who lived in the Bronx. Police immediately arrested Hauptmann. A search was conducted of his home where nearly $15,000 of the ransom money was found. Hauptmann was convicted of kidnapping and murder. He was executed at New Jersey State Prison in 1936.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Emergency care obstetricians need to know of pre-existing medical conditions as they can lead to obstetrical complications.

The primary concerns are the preexisting conditions of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and substance abuse. All of these conditions may adversely affect the developing fetus and therefore, may complicate the delivery of the fetus and compromise the health of the mother and child.

There are a significant number of problems that may be classified as Obstetrical Emergencies. These emergencies include, but are not limited to the following: abortion, (spontaneous, threatened, inevitable, incomplete, criminal, therapeutic and elective), trauma, ectopic pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, abnormal deliveries (breech, prolapsed cord, limb presentation, and multiple births), bleeding during any trimester, complications of labor and delivery (antepartum hemorrhage, abruptio placenta, placenta previa, uterine rupture, uterine inversion, toxemia of pregnancy, pulmonary embolism and post-partum hemorrhage).

OB/GYN must obtain appropriate history related to event, (gravidity, parity, length of gestation, estimated date of delivery, prior C-sections, prior obstetrical or gynecological complications, bleeding, pain, vaginal discharge, LMP), Past Medical History, Medications, Drug Allergies, and Substance abuse.

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