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2014-04-17 11:28:47

Dermatologists with access to free drug samples are more likely than those without access to samples to write prescriptions for drugs that are more expensive, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although studies have shown that most physicians do not believe that the availability of free samples affects their behavior or recommendations for patients, the researchers found that the average retail cost of the prescriptions written by...

2014-04-17 08:27:49

MCKINNEY, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release First Quarter 2014 earnings after the market closes on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. At that time a copy of the Company's Q1-2014 earnings press release and any other financial and statistical information about the quarter will be available on the Company's website at www.torchmarkcorp.com on the Investor Relations page. In conjunction with Torchmark's First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release, you...

2014-04-17 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIBRARY WEEK Profile America -- Thursday, April 17th. April is a significant month for the American printed word. In 1800, the Library of Congress was founded, and earlier this week, in 1828, Noah Webster published the first dictionary of American English. This is also the fifth day of National...

2014-04-16 23:17:33

T-System’s reputation, vision and full-suite capabilities gain hospital’s trust for a complete emergency department solution. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 T-System Inc. today announced Citizens Medical Center, a hospital in Victoria, Texas, will implement T-System’s emergency department information system (EDIS), EV™, and patient transition management solution, Care Continuity™. Citizens Medical Center has remained ahead-of-the-curve for adopting sophisticated...

2014-04-16 23:16:52

The NBCC Foundation has awarded Khadijah Bradford of Chicago Heights, Illinois, a 2014 minority scholarship. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation minority scholarship to Khadijah Bradford of Chicago Heights, Illinois. The minority scholarship is awarded to counseling students who commit to serving minority populations upon graduation. The mission of the...

2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-04-16 23:16:40

Drug use remains problematic in Toledo, yet there are solutions for it. Call 567-202-0438 for a free consultation today. TOLEDO, OH (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Toledo Alcohol Drug Rehab is announcing that it is adding more services to its substance abuse program for individuals dealing with drug addiction issues. Drug rehab is a place where people can get clean and sober from drugs while receiving proper counseling and support so they don't slip back into using again. If left untreated,...

2014-04-16 23:14:58

Former divorce litigator applies insider knowledge of the system to assist in guiding clients towards a “smoother” divorce using alternative dispute resolution techniques. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 For more than seventeen years, Sheryl-Anne Sastow has been practicing law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques. She helps divorcing couples get through the most difficult times in their lives and assists families resolve their disputes. As a trained...

2014-04-16 23:12:58

Driving a car at 200 miles per hour is a dangerous occupation, all the safety precautions built into the car and enforced on the track cannot protect against career ending disability. Having the proper insurance policy is a must for these high risk individuals. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a contender in the Duck Commander 500 when a wreck knocked him out of the race. After running his car on the grass, Earnhardt lost control of his car and ended up sliding...

2014-04-16 23:12:51

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Ms. Green is a nationally recognized Medicaid expert with over 30 years of experience working within state and...


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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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