Bubba checks in; Nail cutter finds home; Vineland Y board; BEN Column, Aug

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Bubba checks in; Nail cutter finds home; Vineland Y board; BEN Column, Aug
His leadership roles have included this board, plus many others, including The CEO Group, Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, Inspira Health Network, and more. The president of Rossi … He received his law degree from New England Law School. … MY …
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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick
Narrow provider networks, in particular, have become more common, especially in coverage sold on new public health insurance exchanges created by the overhaul. "It's the same insurance companies that are up to the same strategies: Take in as much …
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Obama Action Group Joins Fight Against Christie's Climate Pact Exit
At the hearing, Doug O'Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, called RGGI the "obvious way" for New Jersey to comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 30 percent national reduction in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030 …
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Camden neighbors seek to block sale of former tannery lot to ambulance service

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Camden neighbors seek to block sale of former tannery lot to ambulance service
CAMDEN, Maine — Residents of properties near a former tannery site are rallying to put the brakes on the town's pending sale of the land to an ambulance service. The neighbors say the ambulance operations in … The town has been trying to sell the …
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Thanks for the lecture
At its core, his argument is thus: Our "pro-choice movement has been on the defensive" and "can achieve only small victories. … This new reproductive health paradigm has yielded significant gains, not the least of which was the election and re …
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EMHS in talks to add Ellsworth hospital to system
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is considering joining Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, a move that would mark the end of the Ellsworth hospital's nearly 60 years as an independent organization. Maine … Costly health care …
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Supremus Group LLC Introduces Definitive Guide for HIPAA Certification

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Supremus Group LLC Introduces Definitive Guide for HIPAA Certification
Waukee, IA: Supremus Group LLC, a respected authority in HIPAA training and certification is proud to announce the release of HIPAA Certification Training Official Guide: CHPSE, CHSE, CHPE (ISBN: 978-1-62274-053-6), the most comprehensive reference of …
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Obama gets change of scenery, but problems still the same

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Obama gets change of scenery, but problems still the same
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., speaking on NBC's “Meet the Press,” called the Islamic State “a very real threat” and said the groups is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores.” Democratic lawmakers also voiced support for …
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Groups celebrate no more coal at Harding St.
“The plan the IURC approved in May called for Units Five and Six to be converted to natural gas and for Unit Seven to remain with coal with clean quality improvements made,” said Davis-Handy. “However over the last year, studies have determined … The …
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Weist Resides In Michigan, But UConn Will Live In His Heart
From his alma mater Alabama to Michigan, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati and UConn, Weist, it seems, has put his footprint on most every college campus east of the Mississippi. … I enjoyed the staff and the character …
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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

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Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats
Durbin said the populist message of the Illinois Democratic Party to raise the minimum wage and provide access to affordable health care would resonate with voters at the polls. “When you have two multimillionaires running at the top of the ticket who …
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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter

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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter
And they went across the hall to another conference room in the basement of the House, sat down with Steve King, and this guy Raul Labrador from Idaho, and Michele Bachmann, and another very conservative member from Alabama, Mo Brooks, and said …
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Obama to speak ahead of national security meeting

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Obama to speak ahead of national security meeting
The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Obama is considering similar action in Syria. The president's remarks also come amid increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Officials in Ukraine say two …
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Healthy Moms program helps women who are obese limit weight gain during
PORTLAND, Ore., August 28, 2014 — A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition …
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The Morning Risk Report: That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear…
Consumer group Which? says several of the top seven best-selling vacuums in the U.K. are out of compliance. Vacuum maker Dyson Inc. asked the EU Court of Justice to review the law, with company founder James Dyson saying he takes issue with how …
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Author gives speech about factory farming's harmful effects

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Author gives speech about factory farming's harmful effects
Factory farming is an industry which harms not only animals, but humans and the environment as well, according to a lecture given by an author at the University of Georgia Thursday evening. “We have this global industry that is going around in a near …
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County by county news for Wednesday
A $ 11.6 million walking and biking trail, that winds behind Town Center Mall in Kennesaw, opens after a ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. today. The seven mile trail links to the Silver Comet, Noonday Creek, Mountain to River, Chattahoochee River and …
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Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch

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Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch
Earnings reports for not-for-profit systems in the first half of the year show that many providers are seeing rising salary and benefit expenses cut into revenue gains, leading to smaller operating surpluses. “As the pieces of the … At Shands …
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Public Deeds: Gigs & Garlands
GIG: To the hackers who attacked Community Health Systems and possibly gained access to personal data of 4.5 million patients seen by affiliated doctors within the past five years. Community Health Systems owns three hospitals in Polk County — Lake …
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Wellness briefs

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Wellness briefs
Intensive Family Support Services hosts a group every second Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the offices of the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. ….. Designed to allow caregivers of Alzheimer's patients a break …
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Moonlighting artists forgo creature comforts
Artists are more than three times likely than the general population to be self-employed, according to the NEA, which means they don't have access to company health insurance or retirement plans. … But interviews with artists reveal that a chunk of …
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