September 2012
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What To Do If You’re A Victim of Identity Theft Video description The immediate steps a victim should take to limit the damage caused by an identity thief. Video transcript NARRATOR: What to do if you are a victim of identity theft? If your identity‚Äôs been stolen, the FTC is the right place to learn how to set things straight. Here are 3 steps to take. First, call one of the nationwide...
Sep 14th
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Are You Prepared? Learn How to Protect Your...
If you had only a few moments to evacuate your home and could not return for several days or even weeks, would you have access to cash, banking services and the personal identification you need to conduct your day-to-day financial life? The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offers these tips to make sure you’re financially prepared if disaster strikes: Periodically review your...
Sep 14th
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Learn About Financial Aid for College →
If you’re planning for college, learn more about financial aid and find out how the government can help.
Sep 14th
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Sep 13th
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Lifeline Program Helps Provide Phone Service to...
The Lifeline program helps low-income households get telephone service by providing discounts up to $10.00 a month on one basic monthly phone service (landline or wireless). Currently, more than 17 million households are subscribed to Lifeline. In order to enroll in Lifeline, potential subscribers must demonstrate their eligibility by showing proof of income or participation in a qualifying...
Sep 13th
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Recall on Imported Frescolina Brand Ricotta Salata...
Forever Cheese, Inc. voluntarily recalled one lot of Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese because it is contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. According to CDC reports, 14 people have been infected with listeriosis and hospitalized. Three deaths have been reported. Listeriosis contributed to at least one of these deaths. The recall affects lot number T9425 and/or production...
Sep 13th
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Sep 12th
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If You're Feeling Anxious or Depressed, You Can...
More than 350,000 people took their own lives in the past year, and today we are losing more military soldiers to suicide than battle, according to Secretary of Army, John McHugh, who recently briefed America on the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, which helps raise awareness of the resources available to those who are feeling anxiety and...
Sep 12th
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Recognize the Signs of Ovarian Cancer →
If ovarian cancer is found early on, it can be treated more effectively. Learn to recognize the symptoms.
Sep 12th
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View the Most Popular Pages, Links and Search... →
We provide links to all of government, and are able to see a broad overview of what is on Americans’ minds regarding the government. While we never track or record information about individuals and their visits, we do collect summary statistics on the pages and links viewed most frequently.
Sep 11th
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Take Control Of Your Health During Healthy Aging...
September is Healthy Aging Month. Become wiser about your health! Order this free packet of publications that provides practical health tips to: Get blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control Recognize the symptoms of diabetes Avoid health scams by learning their tell-tale signs, and more.
Sep 11th
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Sep 11th
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Please observe a moment of silence at 8:46 am EDT... →
Sep 11th
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Sep 10th
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Commemorate the 11th Anniversary of 9/11
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. On the anniversary, please observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM (EDT) to honor those innocent victims. Visit 9/11 Commemorations and Memorials to learn about 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance; get information about memorials in New York, Washington, and Shanksville; and...
Sep 10th
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Need Help Replacing Vital Documents? →
Find resources to replace documents like passports, birth certificates, drivers’ licenses and more.
Sep 10th
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Sep 7th
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How To Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget
Food is expensive, but you can find tips to help you eat well on a tight budget. For example: Prepare stews and casseroles to help stretch expensive food items and provide meals for multiple days. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. Healthy foods that tend to be reasonably priced and available year-round include apples, bananas, potatoes, carrots, and greens. Buy groceries...
Sep 7th
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September 11th is a National Day of Service and... →
Find service opportunities in your community.
Sep 7th
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Sep 6th
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Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Current...
As of September 4, 2012, 87 deaths caused by West Nile Virus have been reported in the United States. There have been 1,993 cases of West Nile Virus in people, with 70 percent of those cases occurring in six states: Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Michigan. Forty-eight states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. West Nile Virus is a...
Sep 6th
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Are You Eligible for Unemployment Insurance? →
If you’re unemployed, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Find out if you are.
Sep 6th
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Sep 5th
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Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should know about Group B Strep (GBS). In the U.S., about 1 in 4 women carry Group B Streptococcal bacteria. Without a test, you wouldn’t know that you were carrying Group B Strep because there are no symptoms and it is usually not harmful to women. However, Group B Strep can be passed on to your baby during childbirth and lead to a deadly...
Sep 5th
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How To Use Fruits and Vegetables To Manage Your... →
Sep 5th
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Sep 4th
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Contaminated Tattoo Inks can Cause Dangerous...
Tattoo inks and the pigments used to color them can become contaminated by bacteria, mold, and fungi. In the last year, inks contaminated with a family of bacteria called nontuberculous Mycobacteria have caused serious infections in at least four states. Some bacteria in this family can cause lung disease, joint infection, eye problems and other organ infections. The skin ointments provided by...
Sep 4th
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Know the Terms and Charges Before You Rent a Car →
Sep 4th
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Sep 3rd
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Wishing You a Safe and Fun Labor Day! →
Learn the history of Labor Day.
Sep 3rd
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