How Much Is Your Medical Idenity Worth?

How Much Is Your Medical Idenity Worth?

Sheri Lawrence de Grom

Medical 2014
by – Sheri de Grom

Few of us think about having our medical identity stolen. The crime of medical identity theft has been happening for years and is rampant today. Most of us are unaware that it’s occurred until something significant happens in our own world of health or our credit rating has crashed.

Medical identity theft is the fraudulent use of another person’s medical identity in order to obtain medical services and medications or to bill a third-party payer such as an insurance company or Medicare and then keep the payment for personal use.

The theft of your medical identity also reveals your social security number, health system ID, driver’s license number, health insurance and other personal information plus critical details a thief can use in multiple ways.

The crime can have long-lasting and dangerous effects, both on your health and your finances. The thief may obtain…

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Art/Culture/Travel – Graffiti Glamour!

Art/Culture/Travel – Graffiti Glamour!

Girl Who Would be KING

Murals, *Graffiti, Street Art…..

By Pao - in Rome, Italy By Pao – in Rome, Italy.  SpongeBob Square Pants.  I’m familiar with the character but never watched the cartoon.  I find this humorous.

Call it what you will but there are some truly astounding works to behold all around the globe.  Besides beautifying otherwise downtrodden neighbourhoods and offering innovative art to the public for free, the transient nature of street art is part of its appeal.  It’s also a lot nicer than looking at a blank wall. Street art is an ephemeral thing. Here today, maybe gone tomorrow. Many a mural has been erased due to the whims of local governments and the impulses of other street artists. I was upset to notice that an intricately beautiful mural I’ve always admired on a gelato shop had been painted over.

So I thought it would be fun to post the TOP TEN BEST…

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Tropical botanical series line up. Acrylic on Canvas

Tropical botanical series line up. Acrylic on Canvas

The Crazy Bag Lady @BulanLifestyle.com

Botanical series. Acrylic on canvas Botanical series. Acrylic on canvas

Finally all together. Four different pieces of paintings form the Tropical Botanical series. Acrylic on canvas. Size 1′ x 1′

Gisele the pink ginger flower, Peter the petai, Lily the waterlily and Stanley the staghorn fern completes this mini collection. Now all I have to do is to put them up for sale somewhere….

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Monochrome Monday: The Papuan Fathers

Monochrome Monday: The Papuan Fathers

indahs: dive, travel & photography

Taken in Sauwandarek Village, western part of Raja Ampat district, West Papua Province, Indonesia. We were sailing for around six to seven hours to reach the village from the Sorong Port in the mainland (Papua Island/New Guinea). The village is famous for having its beautiful corals surrounding coastal area. Perfect for snorkeling just right in front of the houses of villagers. Majority of the villagers are practicing Christianity Advent.

West Papua is home to some 245 ethnic groups that belong to different tribal peoples, each with its own language and culture. The Papuans tribes are known for their caring children and praise the son and father’s relationship. Further information to travel to Papua-Indonesia can be read in this website .

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Thinking Aloud: Western Sahara

Thinking Aloud: Western Sahara

Not What You Might Think

June 28, 2014 by Darius 

In the last several weeks, since the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights visited refugee camps there last month, a number of international groups have been focusing attention on a region/conflict that rarely makes the news: Western Sahara.  Western Sahara is the region that comprises the northwest edge of the Sahara Desert – hence the name.  On maps, it’s often that jagged bit along the Atlantic in the same color as Morocco but with a diagonal line through it.  (See map below.)

Western Sahara

Why is Western Sahara in the news?  The short answer is its complicated and unfinished history.

After the (shameful) 1884 Berlin Conference that carved Africa up among the various European powers, Western Sahara ended up a colony of Spain.  It was then, as it is now, a thinly populated territory of Berbers and Arabs.  In the 1950s, when other parts of…

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Need to get motivated

Need to get motivated

5 minutes more please

Well it’s Sunday night again here in exceptionally chilly Melbourne and even though I had a relatively quiet weekend planned, I still didn’t manage to do any writing. Arrrggghh

For some reason I just wasn’t at all productive this weekend. Maybe it’s cause I’m fighting a cold, and feel a bit tired, or it could just be because it was sooo cold, I’m sure I could come up with many more excuses if I tried.

The weekend was not a total waste though, I did manage to rearrange my boys bedroom, and make the most awesome dish that the gorgeous talented Elaine from Foodbod shared and it was just delicious! And I completed the 30 day Facebook Ab challenge.

So all in all it was not a bad weekend, unfortunately I will need to get motivated to get back to writing, my column is due on the 11th July so…

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Country Life

Country Life

Amsterdam and Beyond

I’m home. Or at my parent’s house, I should say. They live in Maine where life is easy. Their house is tucked away on a country side road, ten minutes from the beach, ten minutes from the city, and ten minutes from absolutely nowhere. Their old farm house is surrounded by fields and flowers and fruit trees, and in the morning the golden grass is wet with dew. I feel like I’ve come home to a safe haven, where I can cry and laugh and yell, and no one can hear me. When I’m laying in bed with the windows open, all I can hear is the hum of crickets and the chirp of baby birds. So I never feel alone and everything feels so alive, in a completely different way.IMG_0804I’ve spent the past 24 hours embracing the simple things.

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Grilled Chicken served over Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Walnuts

Grilled Chicken served over Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Walnuts

Yvette's Gourmet Kitchen

Grilled Chicken served over arugula, goat cheese and strawberry

Summertime is here and so is eating light, but still keeping it healthy and nutritious. As you may have come to know me, you know how much I love to cook with fruit. It adds a slight sweetness to every dish and adds beautiful color. Fruit adds color, vitamins, fiber and anti-oxidants to our daily diet. There is no real thought process to this, just add the fruits you enjoy the most.

Since strawberries are in season, and one of my favorite fruits, why not incorporate this into any meal.  I believe most people are not too sure where they can add fruits into their meals. Well, here is a simple rule of thumb..wherever you want to! Food is about taste, pleasure and nutrition. If you hate strawberries  but love blueberries, then substitute them. It’s not going to make a world of difference, it will just get you to eat…

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