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2014-07-03 08:20:25

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has partnered with Motor Trend to produce "HOT ROD Garage," a new web series that offers a hands-on, high-energy look at the automotive industry. "HOT ROD Garage," an exclusive YouTube series, is hosted by Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger of...

Southern Doctors Write More Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Than Their Northern Counterparts Do
2014-07-03 06:40:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Opioid painkiller use in the US vary greatly by region, with most of the highest-prescribing states being located in the southern part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in a new report. According to the study, health care providers from southern US states typically had the highest per-person rate of opioid or narcotic pain reliever prescriptions, which include drugs such as Vicodin...

2014-07-03 04:21:13

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn; Mars Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition research, Dr. Hagen Schroeter, and 150 of the world's brightest medical researchers take part in key panel discussion on aging and health LINDAU, Germany, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nobel Laureate Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Hagen Schroeter, Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition Research at Mars, Incorporated, explored how current...

2014-07-03 04:20:50

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zamperini Family Statement: "Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge. He recently faced the greatest challenge of his life with a life-threatening case of pneumonia. After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so...

2014-07-03 04:20:33

ST. LOUIS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and when you think about sun exposure, the first thing that comes to mind is the beach or the pool. But millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure where they don't even realize it -- in their cars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140703/124247 Many people are unaware the sun's harmful rays can penetrate glass - both in cars and buildings. Scientific research shows drivers are especially vulnerable on the...

2014-07-02 23:13:40

California mortgage company, Blue Home Loans, Inc., comments on the current mortgage rates trends and offers advice for those who are seeking the best home loans. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Mortgage rates have been going down pretty consistently over the past week or so, but today this changed, as mortgage rates started moving higher, breaking the previous downward trend. Blue Home Loans, Inc., a California-based full service mortgage company that has been helping CA residents...

2014-07-02 23:10:50

Company CEO, Dinesh Wadhwani discusses critical initiatives that can help make Massachusetts a model state in sustainability. Natick, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 On June 20, current Massachusetts State Treasurer and candidate for Governor, Steve Grossman met with Dinesh Wadhwani, ThinkLite founder and CEO along with other business leaders to discuss how the Commonwealth can improve its support of green initiatives across the state. The meeting was held at The Longfellow Club,...

2014-07-02 23:10:46

Dr. Jack Westman, author of "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity," underscores a study reported by Craig F. Garfield, M.D., and coauthors in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2014, revealing that fathers had a 68% increase in depressive scores during children's key attachment years of 0–5. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Everyone knows that being a mother is “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” It is not as well known that this applies to fathers...

2014-07-02 23:09:56

Gletow discusses the mission to brighten the lives of children in foster care & at-risk youth Wayne, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 BetterWorldians Radio today announced that Danielle Gletow, founder of One Simple Wish, was a guest on the weekly Internet radio show. BetterWorldians Radio inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. The show featuring Gletow aired on Thursday, June 26th and is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel...

2014-07-02 23:09:48

Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark will reach Washington, D.C. July 4 as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge bicycle and hand cycle ride from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports concludes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark are riding Pennsylvania’s and Maryland’s scenic byways to America’s capital this week as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge from...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
2014-01-20 14:44:05

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. This forest, which holds 2,222,313 acres, is a combination of lands from Routt National Forest, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland, which were grouped together for management purposes in 1995. Despite the grouping of these areas, the forest is divided into three sections that represent each former region. The Medicine Bow National...

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