Thousands of veterans who served during the Gulf War in the 1990s continue to report mysterious symptoms, especially short-term memory loss and debilitating fatigue, over 20 years later. The collection of ailments that active duty soldiers and veterans reported after the operation to oust Saddam Hussein from Kuwait... 
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A Cut for Nothing

// May 8th, 2014
Because patients are usually not in a position to judge the medical necessity of most surgical procedures, they often rely on the advice of a surgeon, often neglecting to obtain a second opinion. These aggressive measures haven’t always made patients healthier; in fact, undergoing unnecessary surgery often times... 
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Number 69 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during June.  Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... 
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Concussions are on the rise.  New research published in the Journal of Sports Medicine finds that the number of high school athletes who have suffered a concussion has doubled between 2005 to 2012. This is great news! Why? Researchers think the reality is that the number of concussions is the same, but we’re... 
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Telemedicine, the use of technology to examine, diagnose and treat patients remotely, is a growing practice. An estimated 10 million people rely on telemedicine. Patients are able to show their symptoms to doctors via video communication services. Doctors are able to monitor patients’ conditions after they are... 
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The University of Houston has been sued by a former life sciences professor who claims her employment was unlawfully terminated. Adriana Alcantara filed the lawsuit in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on February 25, naming the University of Houston as defendant and alleging employment discrimination. The... 
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Major League Baseball is hosting a number of events in the coming months to support autism awareness. The New York Yankees are offering half-price tickets to members of the Autism Speaks community for their Saturday, August 9 home game against the Cleveland Indians. The offer is valid for select general, non-premium... 
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I’ve been writing for almost two years about the driving dangers created by the Texas oil boom, especially those dangers in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  A new article about the increase of road deaths from the energy boom has me thinking about it again.  In the article, the Karnes County Sheriff noted that... 
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Deposition Word Games

// May 7th, 2014
Attorneys and witnesses often play word games in depositions.  Attorneys too often coach their witnesses to be evasive. This hilarious dramatization of the actual transcript from a deposition in Ohio demonstrates what can result from that strategy.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZbqAMEwtOE By Richard LaGarde  Read More →
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Take a page out of an established insurance agent’s book of how to run a successful business. Experienced agents have been there and done that and know some good tricks to keep customers coming in the door, or into the inbox. You may be just starting out and feel the world is your oyster, but you should always remember... 
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