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2014-07-17 23:08:55

1-800-MEDIGAP releases new baby-boomer tool designed to warn about "The Big Mistake" they may face if not well informed on starting Medicare Part B. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Millions of individuals will turn 65 this year, and start their Medicare Part B. Turning 65 triggers the clock on the time seniors have to get their medicare supplement insurance plan without having to go through underwriting. It is best for customers to buy a medicare supplement policy when they are first...

2014-07-17 23:05:32

Personal memoir shares trials and triumphs of growing up blind. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Blind since birth, author Homer Page’s new book “It’s My World Too: Accepting Challenges, Embracing Life” is a testament to not letting circumstances become limitations. This personal memoir shares Page’s path to a meaningful personal and professional life, while shedding light on what it’s like growing up in mainstream America with a disability. Rather than make excuses for...

2014-07-17 23:01:27

NoBullying releases an article exposing the latest numbers and online bullying statistics http://nobullying.com/online-bullying-statistics/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Over the past few years, online bullying has created a major issue for parents and students alike. This is because it can change the way that many of them tend to interact with their friends and other students. NoBullying releases today the guide to online bullying statistics. Statistics seem to indicate that roughly...

2014-07-17 20:23:13

Report shows prevention R&D funding falls 4% due to public sector research budget reductions in U.S., Europe MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of...

2014-07-17 20:23:11

Statement from Kate Iorpenda, Chair of The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group launched a call to action titled "The Melbourne Statement on Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families". The statement, released at a symposium in advance of the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), calls on global leaders to prioritize the youngest children...

2014-07-17 20:21:20

Culturally Mindful Book is latest offering in Institute for Healthcare Advancement's easy to read "What To Do For Health" series LA HABRA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What should I do? My teen does not want to do homework. My teen is being bullied. My teen is always angry. My teen wants to get tattoos and body piercings. To help parents cope with the difficult teen years, this updated book, What To Do For Your Teen's Health, gives advice about teen issues like...

2014-07-17 16:26:37

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it is a gold level sponsor of the National Council of La Raza Conference (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The organization is holding its Annual Conference this weekend, July 19-22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Simultaneously, NCLR will also host the National Latino Family Expo, a free event that is expected to attract over...

2014-07-17 16:25:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspector General Michael A. Sprow announced today that the Office of Inspector General recovered more than $7.3 million in taxpayer funds for the fiscal year 2013-2014 from individuals who were ineligible to receive long term care assistance. In addition, the commonwealth realized over $2.6 million in cost savings for the same period. Cost savings represent future use of commonwealth funds that would have been expended for...

2014-07-17 16:23:00

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global eRx System Trends Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052096/Global-eRx-System-Trends-Industry.htmleRx, popularly known as e-prescribing or electronic prescribing, refers to the electronic, two-way transmission of prescription information between a physician, pharmacist, health plan, pharmacy benefit manager, or dispenser. eRx or e-prescribing is increasingly becoming a...

2014-07-17 16:22:26

New SCI Report Shows Animal Rights Hypocrites Stiff Elephants, African Communities WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push...


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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