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2014-07-18 23:04:44

Zane benefits announces a guide to health reform for new health insurance brokers. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 online health benefits solution, published a primer on health reform’s impact on new health insurance brokers’ businesses. One of the most common ways that young and new health care professionals are taking advantage of the ACA is through it’s complexity. It’s no secret, the ACA is complex. If you have ever found yourself lost or confused as a...

2014-07-18 23:04:35

San Antonio OB/GYN Committed to Women's Health Education, Awareness San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Institute for Women’s Health, the largest OB/GYN in South Texas, recently obtained membership to the US Women’s Health Alliance (USWHA), making it the only practice in the region, and one of three in the entire state of Texas, to join. USWHA is a national alliance of many of the largest and most prominent healthcare groups across the Unites States that collaborate to improve...

2014-07-18 23:03:21

30yeartermlifeinsurance.biz (http://30yeartermlifeinsurance.biz/) announces a new blog post, “No Medical Exam Life Insurance for People With a Heart Condition!” (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 30yeartermlifeinsurance.biz has released a new blog post explaining how to purchase no medical exam life insurance for clients who have heart disorders. Clients who have heart problems can still qualify for life insurance. It is possible to find underwriting for such a condition by comparing life...

2014-07-18 23:01:24

NoBullying releases an article defining indirect bullying at http://nobullying.com/indirect-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The typical notion of the public on bullying involves images of one child hitting another. However, this is direct bullying and it is not the only way that bullying can occur. There is a difference between direct and indirect bullying, each of which is detrimental to children and adults alike. Nobullying releases today a guide to define indirect...

2014-07-18 16:23:11

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Melbourne next week at the 20(th) International AIDS Conference. Canada is making many significant contributions in the areas of testing and treatment guidance; vaccine development and research; and international partnerships to combat this deadly disease. The Conference is an opportunity for Canada to further...

2014-07-18 12:49:57

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) – thickening of the inner lining of the arteries that may indicate early...

2014-07-18 12:24:34

BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health. "Many cases of eating disorders go undetected for years. This may be because the stereotype that the typical teen with an eating disorder is a...

2014-07-18 12:23:28

Expo to also feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities HOUSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25(th) anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25, 2014 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Media will arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 am for the 11:30 am...

2014-07-18 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses deep sadness regarding the tragedy of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the loss of all those aboard. While full details remain unconfirmed, it is believed that many passengers were en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), scheduled to take place in Melbourne, Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Joep...

2014-07-18 12:20:51

New BPC/AEI Chartbook Outlines Military Personnel Spending WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a chartbook today detailing the growth in spending on military personnel since 2001. The new explanatory resource shows that per capita personnel costs paid by the Department of Defense - including pay and health, retirement and other benefits - increased by 42 percent between 2001 and 2012...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata
2013-07-25 12:26:32

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen...

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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