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New Medicare Cards are Coming!

New Medicare Cards are Coming!

Identification Will No Longer Use Your Social Security Number By Greg Dill Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so we’re removing those numbers from Medicare cards to […]

Search Underway to Find Former USS Intrepid Crew Members, Memorabilia

Search Underway to Find Former USS Intrepid Crew Members, Memorabilia

NEW YORK — August 16, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. To mark the occasion, the Intrepid Museum is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former Intrepid crew members […]

Reducing Children’s Chances of Asthma

Reducing Children’s Chances of Asthma

National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in […]

Summer in Antarctica

Summer in Antarctica

A family friend, Todd, is spending the summer at McMurdo Station … the Antarctic summer that is. Right now there are 24 hours of sunlight each day and the temperature is a balmy 11 degrees F with light snow. Here are some of the things he has experienced and seen in his own words and […]

Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Brings Another Opportunity for Exploitation In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the FBI is re-iterating the growing concern of cyber criminals targeting unsecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT refers to a network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items (often called “smart devices”) embedded with electronics, […]

Veterans Online Shopping Benefit Is Coming

Veterans Online Shopping Benefit Is Coming

Beginning this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017, military exchanges are proud to expand their online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military. This highly anticipated change in DoD policy grants online exchange shopping privileges to an estimated eighteen million additional individuals. According to DoD officials, “The online benefit will also strengthen […]

Nine Fulbright Scholars from 20th Congressional District

Nine Fulbright Scholars from 20th Congressional District

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that nine outstanding individuals from California’s 20th Congressional District received Fulbright awards during the 2016-2017 academic year. “I offer my congratulations to these nine promising young leaders who are participating in the one of the most prestigious exchange programs in the world,” said Congressman Panetta. “I know that they will continue […]

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare Cards

Changes Offer Greater Protection For More Than 57.7 Million Americans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary […]

National Healthy Homes Month

National Healthy Homes Month

WASHINGTON — In an effort to help families keep their kids healthy and to reinforce the connection between a family’s health and their home, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is kicking off the second annual National Healthy Homes Month. The goal is to raise awareness for what makes a home healthy, […]

“ShakeAlert” Earthquake Early Warning System Goes West Coast Wide

“ShakeAlert” Earthquake Early Warning System Goes West Coast Wide

The U.S. Geological Survey along with university, state and private-sector partners will highlight the rollout of Version 1.2 of the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system on April 10, 2017.  This milestone extends the ShakeAlert “production prototype” that was rolled out in California in 2016 to Washington and Oregon, creating a fully integrated system for […]

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