Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon Project Smile   Childhood hunger is a great challenge facing the United States.  One in six children does not receive proper daily nutrition.  The need is even greater in the Tampa Bay area.  In West Central Florida, an estimated 250,000 children go hungry every day.  The problem... 
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Kristina Derro Veteran Advocate The University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System teamed up to study the effects of mindfulness training among veterans suffering from PTSD; the positive results of the study came as a surprise even to the researchers. Mindfulness training can be thought of as a form... 
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If you’re in the business of selling insurance, go slow. That may sound counterintuitive in a competitive market, but it makes sense if you’re new to the business. By going slow you’ll avoid costly mistakes. When new insurance agents get out on their own and have a chance to prove to themselves and the world... 
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Minimum auto insurance levels in Florida require all drivers are $10,000 in personal injury protection, $20,000 in bodily injury liability coverage and $10,000 for property damage. We all know that barely scratches the surface of losses incurred in a serious Miami car accident. That’s why a lot of motorists... 
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On June 23, 2016, in United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court upheld an injunction on two Administrative executive action programs on immigration. The Court ruled that “…The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court..”  With these 9 words, the Court split 4 to 4, and without a 9th and deciding Justice,... 
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I’m not a huge NBA fan, but over the last few days, I have been listening to a variety of talk show hosts discuss the trade of former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks in exchange for a few of the Knicks’ players. Normally, that wouldn’t be all that news-worthy, especially... 
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Following Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Michigan Veterans Affair Agency (MVAA) is encouraging veterans to use a free online mental health screening tool. The agency is offering the tool in collaboration with Screening for Mental Health, a nonprofit organization that provides various mental health and substance... 
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Following up insurance leads is not rocket science, but there is a certain approach that works best when checking back with potential customers. What do you do with prospects when you were only able to leave a message on an answering machine? You have not spoken to them personally, so what kind of approach would work... 
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We all know negotiating with auto insurance firms following a serious car accident can be maddening at times. But when does it cross the line and become bad faith?  Florida’s bad faith civil litigation law, F.S. 624.155(1)(b)(1), holds that an insurer commits bad faith when it fails to act fairly and honestly... 
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Votes to ask CMS to withdraw proposal by Joyce Frieden News Editor, MedPage Today   CHICAGO — A proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change the way Medicare pays for drugs under the Part B program would hurt physician practices, the American Medical Association said at its... 
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