Family Relationships Under Fire
Aug19

Family Relationships Under Fire

Lessons from the Front Line I sat glued to the news conference as three wounded soldiers – Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Menard, Army Staff Sergeant James Villafane, and Army Sergeant Charles Horgan – recalled their experiences of coming under fire from Iraqi troops in civil dress at the city of Nassiriya. Villafane and Horgan told about being stuck by an incoming missile. As I watched, I, too, was stuck … by the...

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Funeral Services
Aug18

Funeral Services

Losing a close relative or friend is a difficult, emotional and stressful experience for many people. Funeral sites provide help to bereaved people by assisting them in getting through the early stages of arranging a funeral and by guiding them through the various options available. Regardless of whether you are pre-planning a funeral for yourself, arranging a funeral for a loved one, or providing grief support, it is a difficult task...

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Baby Adoption for Gay Couples
Aug17

Baby Adoption for Gay Couples

Homosexual couples adopting babies has always been a very controversial topic. Some people fear that gay couples can not give a? Normal? Environment in which to properly raise a child. Some also question the effect of what is considered an abnormal set up to the well-being of a child. Secret Adoptions Homosexuals have been adopting babies for a long time. However, up until recently, they have all been done in secret. They had to keep...

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The Importance of HIPAA
Aug16

The Importance of HIPAA

I recently went to my physician for a standard check up and some blood work. My friend who accompanied me there, since I have a big fear of doctors and needles, followed me into one of the exam rooms to be my moral support. Since the room was rather tiny, my friend stopped in the doorway and decided she would stand there to be out of the nurses way. The nurse who was about to take my blood pressure and other vitamins appeared a bit...

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Foster Care and Foster Parenting
Aug14

Foster Care and Foster Parenting

Foster parenting can be a rewarding experience for both you and the child placed with you. Providing foster care is a practice that has been around since biblical times, but in the early 1900’s fostering became a part of a professional team working to find permanency for dependent children. Social services soon became involved and began working to place children in appropriate homes for stability. Any information concerning the...

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Crystal Meth and the Gay Community
Aug13

Crystal Meth and the Gay Community

In recent years, crystal meth has become the drug of choice in the gay men’s party scene. Like the mainstream use of crystal meth, this trend spread from west to east – San Francisco to New York and Vancouver to Toronto. At “PNP” parties (shorthand for “party and play” – meaning sex and drugs), crystal meth, known as “tina,” increases energy and reduces sexual inhibition. The...

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Hiring Caregivers
Aug12

Hiring Caregivers

How to Do a Background Check? A background check on a nanny includes an array of components. During your initial interview, ask to see your applicant’s photo identification; and record her name, address, birth date, social security number, phone number and driver’s license number. Confirm the information through an online people search website such as U.S. Search for People Data. Also, have her complete an I-9 form, and...

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