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  • Fighting Denials of Life Insurance Claims

    With its roots in ancient Roman times, the concept of life insurance found its way to the U.S. in the 1760s. Not offered to the working class until the 1870s, sales increased dramatically after the first World War. These days, approximately three in five Americans have some type of life insurance and another 34% are likely to buy it in the coming year. Coverage needs vary, based on personal ...
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  • Wednesday, May 24, is Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

    “Benny the Bearamedic” may sound like a cute and cuddly creation, but he exists to bring awareness to a very serious matter – specialized emergency care for children. The need for quality pediatric emergency medical care is so important that it is highlighted annually during Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS). Started in 1974, EMS Week runs May 21 st through 27 th this year. May 24 th is EMS ...
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  • Fighting Fire With Fire: Apps Aim to Prevent Distracted Driving

    Ever use your phone while driving? If you said no, you're probably not being entirely truthful. Sending or reading texts at a stop light counts, by the way. Even if you've never posted to social media while driving, most people are guilty of using apps or messaging while behind the wheel. It's almost habit; and since most of us feel like we are good drivers, we don’t believe that the dangers ...
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  • Dehumidifiers are Dangerous: Fires and Recalls

    Defective dehumidifiers made by Gree and Midea have been overheating and linked to destructive fires. Sold at well-known national retailers as well as on secondary markets, consumers have to be careful. If you have a dehumidifier, stop using it and unplug it until you have a chance to determine whether it is subject to recall. By entering the brand name, model number, and date code from the label ...
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  • The Dark Side of Solar Panels

    The epitome of clean energy, solar power is a thriving sector across the country. This renewable resource is increasingly affordable with small-scale rooftop system prices dropping almost 30 percent from 2010 to 2013 and large-scale system costs dropping even more. In sunny locations, a five-kilowatt home rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system produces enough yearly kilowatt hours to meet the ...
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  • Settlement vs. Trial

    To most Americans, the legal process is limited to what they’ve seen portrayed on television or in the movies. While some depictions are accurate, it can seem completely foreign once you are the one directly involved in a lawsuit. Trials have many stages, but few civil cases progress that far. Rather, the majority of personal injury actions end in pre-trial settlement with as many as 95 percent of ...
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