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2014-09-19 23:00:18

Consistent premium price increases have led to moderate revenue growth for the Vision Insurance industry in recent years; however, costs have largely kept pace, to the detriment of industry margins. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Vision Insurance industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 Consistent premium price increases have led to moderate revenue growth for the Vision Insurance industry...

2014-09-19 16:24:31

Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans hold top three spots in rankings; All Kaiser Permanente Medicare and Private plans are highest-ranked in the markets they serve OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "I'm here because Kaiser Permanente cares." Those are the words of Susan Mahler, a San Diego, Calif., heart transplant recipient and Kaiser Permanente member since 1967. Susan was in her late 50s when she began suffering from serious valve deterioration and it was determined she needed...

2014-09-19 16:24:21

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds "United States General Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 - Endoscopy Devices, Bariatric Surgery Devices, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents, Gynecological Devices and Surgical Generators" to its store. DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "United States General Surgery Market Outlook to 2020 , provides key market data on the United States General Surgery devices market. The report provides...

2014-09-19 16:23:31

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide "12 Years a Slave" available to America's public high schools. This nationwide educational initiative was the brainchild of director Steve McQueen and Montel Williams, and now "12 Years a Slave" educator toolkits are available to all public...

2014-09-19 12:27:54

Globally recognized expert on migration, governance, and social technologies joins South African-based GTconsult to expand consulting and managed service operations into US and abroad. CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GTconsult, a Microsoft Gold partner in Content and Collaboration specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, Exchange, and Yammer, today has announced that SharePoint MVP and technology evangelist Christian Buckley has been appointed Managing...

2014-09-19 12:25:52

DALLAS, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Physiotherapy Equipment Market by Equipment (Cryotherapy, Heat, therapy, Hydrotherapy), Accessories (Posture Mirror, Exercise Ball), Applications (Pediatric, Musculoskeletal) & End Users (Hospitals), Advanced technologies - Global Forecast to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Physiotherapy Equipment Market is poised to reach $19,786.3 Million by 2019 from $14,240.0 Million in...

2014-09-19 12:25:51

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, a student at Georgetown University died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. Continuing reports of serogroup B cases are an important reminder that there is an unmet public health need in the prevention of bacterial meningitis in the U.S. In late 2013 and early 2014, outbreaks of serogroup B disease at Princeton University and the University of California Santa Barbara prompted a collaborative public health effort to help protect...

2014-09-19 12:25:36

Culinary Expert Visits San Diego County on September 20 to Help Educate At-Risk Population About Ingredients for Successful Blood Sugar Management WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, is teaming with celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas, an educational program encouraging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to achieve better...

2014-09-19 12:25:12

Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Five Locations WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area. Three clinics opened in Memphis and Cordova earlier this month. A fourth clinic will be added in Springfield on September 24 and a fifth clinic in Bartlett is expected to open October 22. MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing provider of walk-in medical...

2014-09-19 12:23:59

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute) is proud to announce several new additions to its staff including Jon McLaughlin as Director of Institute Giving, Christopher Reichert as Director of Information Technology and Namita Raina as Marketing Manager. The Institute is dedicated to studying and exploring how our government and the Senate works and how it can work better - invigorating public discourse, and...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

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