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2014-04-16 23:09:51

Team Looking Forward to Discussing Managing Health Information at AmericasMart on April 29 – May 1, 2014 Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Cadence Group will offer their insights and thought leadership as an exhibitor at the Public Health Informatics Conference, to be held in Atlanta April 29 – May 1, 2014 at AmericasMart. Since 2003, the Public Health Informatics Conference (formerly known as the PHIN Conference) has been a guiding force in helping governmental public health...

2014-04-16 23:03:21

Nearly 100% of California’s Population Growth Due to Mass Immigration and Births to Immigrants Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched TV ads today across California leading up to Tuesday’s Earth Day celebration. The ads are running in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco on multiple TV networks in each market and will continue through April 22nd, Earth Day. The TV ads feature a child asking the audience: “If...

2014-04-16 23:03:15

Connect Iowa Research Shows Adoption in Iowa up by 10 percentage points since 2010. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Connect Iowa today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Iowa surpasses the national average, with 76% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2010. “I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making in Iowa, but we’re not done yet. Through the Connect Every Iowan Act, we will continue to promote access, adoption, and...

2014-04-16 23:02:17

NoBullying releases today the complete parents guide to Omegle chat with strangers. http://nobullying.com/is-chatting-with-strangers-on-omegle-a-potential-stranger-danger-situation/ London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Parents are often quick to remind their children to not start to chat with strangers they meet while out in public or walking down the street, but what about the Internet? Thanks to advances in technology, children are now faced with the opportunity to start a chat with...

2014-04-16 23:00:53

“Must-Knows” for CPAs and Tax Professionals Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the Affordable Care Act “Must-Knows” for CPAs and Tax Professionals. According to Zane Benefits’ website, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduces new taxes and tax credits, businesses and individuals are turning to CPAs and tax professionals to understand health insurance decisions. Zane Benefits’...

2014-04-16 16:25:50

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stamats Healthcare Marketing is proud to announce its purchase of Lighten Up 4 Life, an online community wellness and population health management service. The acquisition is part of Stamats' strategic response to changes in the United States' healthcare landscape -- providing critical services related to new Affordable Care Act mandates by helping hospitals across the nation better connect one-on-one with their communities....

2014-04-16 16:24:04

BATON ROUGE, La., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter 2014 highlights: -- Earnings of $76.7 million, or $0.96 per share, excluding special and non-operating items. -- Net sales of $656.7 million and EBITDA margin, excluding special and non-operating items, of 21 percent. -- Cash flow from operations of $149 million, an increase of 51% from 1st quarter of 2013. -- Initiated reduction of high cost aluminum alkyls supply capacity. --...

2014-04-16 16:23:00

EAST MORICHES, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI CEO Scott Crennan announced today a partnership and donation agreement with charity: water, a global non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75698 SMI Co-founder and CFO Robyn Butler said, "SMI has always had a philosophy of partnering; recognizing that our industry relies heavily on water, we want to extend that partnership to...

2014-04-16 14:06:40

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most "feminine" girls and the most "masculine" boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The most feminine teenage girls use tanning beds more frequently and are more likely to be physically inactive, while the most masculine teenage boys are more likely to use chewing...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...


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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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