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What do you think? Bedtime chart for kids has internet in an uproar
Experts – and grandmothers everywhere – agree that kids need sleep to grow, stay healthy and do well in school. Parents do, too.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:49 PM
Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _ using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 2:08 PM
10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life
Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 6:25 AM
Men need to be screened for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is commonly found among men and the American Cancer Society wants to encourage men to get yearly screenings.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 11:21 AM
Trump to declare opioid crisis a 'national emergency'
President Donald Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a "national emergency.".

POSTED AUGUST 10, 2017 3:24 PM
Medical marijuana applications low as deadline approaches
Arkansas officials say no applications have been submitted for medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary facilities licenses as the state reaches the halfway point for the application submission period.

POSTED AUGUST 11, 2017 9:27 AM
NYIT pushes telemedicine education and adaption
The state of Arkansas ranks 48th when it comes to access to physicians, and a medical school in Region 8 is pushing its students to improve healthcare.

POSTED AUGUST 09, 2017 6:59 PM
How to know if your child is transgender: What experts say
Tips for parents wondering if their child is transgender, from two of America's leading experts.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2017 4:22 AM
Most people not bargain hunters when it comes to health care
New research challenges the idea that allowing Americans to price shop for health care services could help slow rising health care costs.

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2017 7:33 PM
Sunscreen not the first line of defense for babies in the sun
The use of sunscreen on babies shouldn't be the first form of defense, according to doctors.

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2017 9:09 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Increase in California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Sent to Department of Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has submitted its Jan. 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.01 per $100 of payroll. That WCIRB’S proposed rate is 14.3 …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:06 PM
Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K
A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from an investigation by state inspectors released Thursday by Insurance and Safety Fire …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:57 PM
Liotta Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission
Gov. Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Liotta, a former state representative from Tulsa, succeeds Robert Gilliland, whose term on the commission expires Aug. 25. Liotta’s appointment as chairman takes effect Aug. …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:44 PM
Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order
An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the order in 2015, and it …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:40 PM
Wisconsin Officials: State Law Prevents Fire Sprinkler Rule Enforcement
Wisconsin officials say a state law prevents them from enforcing a fire sprinklers rule that fire officials say is one of the best ways to save lives. The 7-year-old rule requires sprinklers be installed into new apartment buildings that have …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:38 PM
Ex-Esurance Worker in South Dakota Sues Over Alleged Discrimination
A former Esurance call center worker in South Dakota is suing the insurance company alleging discrimination and harassment because he’s Jewish. The Argus Leader reports that Brandon Marshall filed the federal lawsuit on Aug. 15. Marshall claims his supervisor called …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:36 PM
Louisiana Governor Seeking Homeowner Flood Grant Expansion
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he wants to broaden Louisiana’s flood aid program to include homeowners whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs and to boost grant amounts. Initial limits setting homeowner eligibility for the rebuilding aid granted …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:27 PM
New North Dakota Laws Address Producer Conduct, Customer Gifts, More
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has said that since taking office at the beginning of this year he has focused on ensuring the agency he runs is available and responsive to insurance consumers, producers and companies alike. As part …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:26 PM
Industrial Insurer HDI Global Forms Excess Surplus Lines Carrier
Industrial insurer HDI Global Insurance Co. (HDI) has formed an excess and surplus lines subsidiary, HDI Specialty Insurance Co. The new platform will “bring European expertise and solutions” to the alternative energy, private public partnerships (P3s), and design-build construction markets, …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:06 PM
Pennsylvania Selects Commissioner Miller to Lead Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has selected Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to lead the state’s Department of Human Services, effective August 21. He simultaneously announced in an email to state employees that Jessica Altman will serve as Miller’s replacement to lead …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:59 PM

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