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2014-10-08 23:00:54

Treatment for joint pain highlighted during Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 The Regenerative Orthopedic Institute of Tampa is celebrating Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, a global event that is held Oct. 12-20, 2014. Throughout the week are several days devoted to a specific type of illness, including World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, World Spine Day on Oct. 16, World Trauma Day on Oct. 17, World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day on Oct....

2014-10-08 23:00:44

ProtectYourFuture Releases New Foreclosure Defense Infographic (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Boss Law, the premier Florida bankruptcy law firm, is pleased to announce a new infographic, designed to help those at risk of foreclosure. Foreclosure can be an extremely confusing problem. With this infographic, ProtectYourFuture.org seeks to help consumers get necessary information. In addition to providing information about foreclosure defense, this new infographic outlines 10 steps to avoid it. To...

2014-10-08 16:26:36

CDC says main reason virus is spread is through blood in open wounds; Biolife produces a powder that creates an instant scab to seal the wound in seconds. SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a week ago, Ebola was someone else's problem on another continent. Today, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died and the virus is an American health issue that concerns millions. Are hospitals and the general public prepared to fight it?...

2014-10-08 12:31:02

State Senator Greg Evers, State Representative Doug Broxson, State Representative Mike Hill and 60 Plus' Amy Frederick discussed the harmful impact of proposed EPA regulations on seniors' energy bills PENSACOLA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 60 Plus Association unveiled a new report today that found President Obama's newly proposed EPA regulations would disproportionately impact Florida's seniors. State Senator Greg Evers, State Representative Doug Broxson and State...

2014-10-08 12:30:14

The exciting talk show will cover the best trends in housewares in an upcoming segment. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forbes Living is pleased to announce work on a segment which will shine a light on the best housewares. From cookware to utensils and place settings, nothing is left uncovered in the refreshing segment. The show features the best products on the market and shares new tools, cooking implements, pots, pans, and even coffee makers with...

2014-10-08 12:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty Duke Energy line technicians will vie for "best in world" titles at the International Lineman's Rodeo Oct. 18 at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world competing in events that test job-related skills. The competition, now in its 31(st) year, includes events such as 40-foot pole climbs, simulated...

2014-10-08 08:31:01

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With just over two weeks remaining until the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Vigilant Solutions reports today that over one hundred (100) law enforcement agencies in Florida are relying on Vigilant Solutions' license plate reader (LPR) data, analytics and hardware solutions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150845 Brian Shockley, Vice President of Marketing,...

2014-10-08 08:24:09

New analysis will provide a detailed and realistic outlook of the Florida medical marijuana market. OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Rush Consulting, LLC announces the inaugural release of a state-by-state medical marijuana market analysis series beginning with the state of Florida. On Thursday, October 9, the Florida Medical Marijuana Market Analysis will become available for general release. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141007/150871 Photo -...

2014-10-08 08:23:09

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Four major factors, including social recruitment and mobile recruitment, are changing the way employers search for qualified candidates and job-seekers hunt for new opportunities, the AIM Group reports. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150859 In a special edition of Classified Intelligence Report released today, "2014 Recruitment Advertising Annual: The Rise of the Aggregators," the AIM Group showcases the radical...

2014-10-08 08:20:39

Tint World® Franchise announces that its latest store will be opening in mid-October in Chamblee, GA, the second location to open in Georgia. WESTON, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The nation's leading automotive styling franchise, Tint World®, is pleased to announce the opening of it's most recent franchise location. Tint World® Chamblee will be the second location to open in the state of Georgia, joining Tint World® Roswell, which opened in April 2014. Photo -...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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