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2014-04-21 23:00:31

Why Defined Contribution Helps Recruit and Retain the Best Employees Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a new overview on why defined contribution helps recruit and retain the best employees. According to Zane Benefits’ website, defined contribution health benefits are a valuable tool for recruiting and retaining the best employees - without the cost and complication of a group health insurance plan. Zane...

2014-04-21 16:25:22

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ninth annual MemorialCare physician advocacy days to educate state lawmakers on how their current and future decisions impact the health and wellness of California communities is set for April 22-23 in Sacramento. MemorialCare Health System, a leading Southern California not-for-profit integrated delivery system--with hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties--is the only health system that has created this...

2014-04-21 12:26:51

Theme Recognizes Importance of Mental Health to Overall Health; Steps to Improve Well-Being ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mind Your Health--this year's theme for May is Mental Health Month--calls attention to the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness. "We know that mental health is integral to overall health," said David. L. Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. "People need to care for their mental health so they can...

2014-04-21 12:25:01

Drug Prices are to Remain High in Vietnam, Due to Limited Domestic Drug Production and a Lack of Cost-Containment Measures, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Vietnam is currently one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in Southeast Asia, recording a growth rate of nearly 17 percent and exceeding $3 billion in size in 2013. Increasing affluence, a rapidly aging population and the...

2014-04-21 08:26:12

Arthritis advocates unite in State Capitol on April 22-23 to raise awareness and support for the disabling disease affecting more than 5.3 million Californians. SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability, affects more than 5.3 million adults and 38,000 children in California. During the California Arthritis Foundation Council's Advocacy Summit on April 22-23, arthritis advocates of all ages will share their...

2014-04-21 08:26:03

College to Host Celebrations During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 20-26 ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been said "It takes a village" to raise a child; but when it comes to diagnosing diseases and healthcare symptoms, "It takes a Medical Laboratory Technician." That's because Laboratory Professionals Get Results! Responsible for accurately performing the laboratory tests that lead to high quality patient care, medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) might...

2014-04-21 08:26:01

GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, revealed that those who have used marijuana to treat their symptoms find it significantly more effective than any of the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140418/76548 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140418/76547 The three drugs...

2014-04-21 08:23:38

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Men's health professional and author Douglas Ginter believes that sexual function is a reliable barometer of overall health, a connection that's too often overlooked. "Total Male: Save Your Life by Taking Charge of Your Sexual Health," co-written with Mark Weis, MD, explains in layman's terms how men's sexual health issues can degrade quality of life, endanger overall health and wellness, and damage lives and relationships. "Total Male"...

2014-04-21 08:21:37

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated as Nelson and conservationists across the country noted that "every environmental problem is a population problem." Since that first Earth Day, the U.S. population has soared from 203 million to 318 million, due mostly to immigration. Today, a Santa...

2014-04-21 00:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FREEDOM CROSSING Profile America -- Monday, April 21st. Immigration and assimilation are matters of much current debate, but in 1980, those issues came floating in on the tide. It was on this date that what's known as the Mariel boatlift began. When Cuban ruler Fidel Castro announced that any...


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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...

Southern Migrant Hawker, Aeshna affinis
2013-07-09 16:20:24

The southern migrant hawker (Aeshna affinis), also known as the blue-eyed hawker, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Asia and Europe. Its range extends from central and southern areas of Europe, areas in the Mediterranean including Sicily and Corsica, and from the Middle East and Africa to Asia. Its range varies depending upon weather conditions, so it is found in northern areas when temperatures are favorable. The southern migrant hawker is a small species...

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