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How to make Chili with Tofu

2014-10-29 21:31

America’s leading tofu purveyor since 1983, House Foods, is cooking up a meatless feast for the conclusion of Vegetarian Awareness Month. House Foods Tofu Chili is a healthy and flavorful dish for all to enjoy.

By combining House Foods Extra Firm Tofu with onions with a variety of spices from garlic and pepper to cumin and chili powder, House Foods created a delectable fall favorite with half the calories

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Why Obesity Increases Risk of Breast Cancer In Certain Women

2014-10-29 20:01

Research learns how obesity connects to different cancer types and especially to breast cancer in African American and Hispanic women.

Two large new studies provide compelling evidence that obesity increases the risk of the most common type of postmenopausal breast cancer among both African Americans and Hispanics.

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One mother's decision to let her daughter die

2014-10-29 19:25

Normally I write about autism but a debate on my Facebook wall, of all places, brought to the forefront how important this ruling--this decision is to the world. The question: Exactly how much suffering is enough suffering to end another’s life?

I am not talking ending your own life, I mean the life of another.

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Health Insurance Agents Turning To Web Brokers For Assistance

2014-10-27 18:58

The health insurance open enrollment period November 15th is just around the corner. Although many agents are anxious to get started many of us are not quick to forget the frustrations we faced last year. A website that did not work, not being given the tools we needed to work effectively with our clients, and not to mention slow or no commissions for many agents.

This year many health insurance agents are turning to Web Brokers for assistance. Why?

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Animal abuse and neglect to be tracked and treated as a crime against society

2014-10-24 12:50

Animal abusers will see a big change in punishment beginning next year. The FBI is taking a stance for animal and human welfare by changing animal abuse laws. Next year animal abuse and cruelty will be handles the same as more serious crimes, like homicide.

Animal abusers have a new reason to think twice before inflicting harm on the voiceless.

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Health Insurance Commissions: Is It A Dirty Word?

2014-10-22 23:45

I was reading an article on Omaha.com entitled “Insurance Agents Feeling Left Out Of Obamacare” and ran across a statement by Richard Stark who is also an insurance agent. He stated, “They basically didn’t want to work with insurance agents because they felt agents were going to steer a customer toward (a plan) where they think they will make the most money.”

Another article I read from familiesusa.org by Claire McAndrew and Erin Snyder entitled “Consumer Protections For Web Brokers That Participate In The Health Insurance Marketplace”, made the followi

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Bad Idea To Require Clients' SSN To Connect Them To Insurance Agent

2014-10-22 23:25

During the last open enrollment season, while working on the healthcare exchanges, many health insurance agents experienced the frustration of having their National Producer Numbers (NPN) and Federally Facilitated Marketplace Identification Numbers (FFM ID) deleted from their clients applications.

The process of reconnecting the health insurance agent with their clients' application was a difficult one though not impossible.

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Is It Multiple Sclerosis or Transverse Myelitis?

2014-10-21 19:12

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis is a challenge for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact there are no definitive tests for the disease. It also doesn’t help that experts have not yet identified its exact cause(s), although they are entertaining and researching a number of possibilities.

One of the possibilities when diagnosing multiple sclerosis is transverse myelitis, a disease Deanna Kirkpatrick, administrator of the Facebook page MultipleSclerosis Unplugged, was diagno

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Misdiagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

2014-10-18 19:18

Misdiagnosing multiple sclerosis is a significant problem, and one that many people can appreciate, including those with the disease or those who are living with the uncertainty of what they really have. In a series of upcoming articles, I will explore some of the challenges associated with getting an accurate diagnosis of the disease and differentiating it from others (“cousins”) with similar symptoms and signs.

For now, however, a research team at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center has named at least one reason multiple sclerosis is misd

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