Established in 1993, Life Line Screening is a medical screening company that helps people discover potential health problems of which they might not be aware. Since its inception, Life Line has screened over 8 million people, and currently screen over 1 million people a year. The company’s accuracy and reliability were confirmed by a study done by the Cleveland Clinic in 2002.
People can go to Life Line Screening’s website to find locations in their area where they can go to and have their screenings done. Usually, the locations are easy to find and are located in churches, municipal halls, and similar types of buildings.
Life Line Screening conducts three basic screening tests to determine the overall health of an individual. The ultrasound shows a real-life view of the organs inside of the body. It can also detect if there are occlusions, or blockages, in blood vessels. One important area that this test discloses is whether or not the carotid arteries in the neck are occluded.
The finger-stick blood test is a painless minor prick in the fatty part of a finger on the end. From the few drops of blood taken, and entire lipid panel can be constructed. One important part of the panel is the levels of cholesterol where it shows the levels of HDL, LDL, and the total cholesterol level.
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The limited electrocardiograph (EKG) can find atrial fibrillation or A-Fib. A-Fib is an irregular heartbeat that can be the cause of blood clots, and thus a stroke. A person may or may not be aware of this, but if it occurs it is recommended that the person’s physician is consulted.
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All of these tests are designed to be shared with the individual’s personal physician. These are the same tests that would normally be performed at a hospital or in a stand-alone testing facility, but at a fraction of the cost.
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Real estate in Baltimore area is exhibiting signs of staging a comeback. The homes are going for much higher prices now than earlier.
This real estate crisis forced Maryland to change several of its regulations that made the real estate rules friendlier for consumers. This made the foreclosures occur at a much slower pace.
This scenario of housing market distress made the prices of homes rise.
It was in 1995 that Todd Lubar began his career in real estate. He has done his graduation from the Syracuse University. He holds a degree in speech communication from there. Todd was always aware that his passion lies in the real estate sector. He started his career by becoming a loan originator. This was when he was working for Crestar Mortgage Corporation. While he was with this company, he mastered the skill of doing conservative mortgage banking.
Todd Lubar wanted to know everything possible about real estate industry. This is why he started to form relationships with a number of insurance agents, besides CPAs and financial planners along with real estate agents. All these are an integral part of the referral base of Todd today.
It was in 1999 that Todd took his first bold step, reveals Patch.com. He took up an equity position. This was with Legacy Financial Group. Now he could expand his knowledge about lending. This added to his skillset. Now Todd Lubar was able to broker loans to investors. In addition, he could lend the way any direct mortgage bank does. He continued this for a few years. Then he moved on to Legendary Properties, LLC. This is a company that is engaged in residential development. Legendary Properties deals with purchase, rehabilitation, the sale of residences. These can be single-family homes and can go up to 20 units of multifamily home structures.
Todd then opened his own firm. He could form relationships with people having experience in various sectors of real estate. This allowed him to come out with quality products in a timely manner. He opened Charter Funding. This is a subsidiary of First Magnus Financial Corporation. This affiliation helped Todd Lubar to grow his business.
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A political action committee by the name Citizens United is dedicated to reforming campaign financing in the United States. The organization had planned to funnel tens of millions in campaign funding to democratic candidates sympathetic to its course. It wanted to target candidates in both the Senate and House races during the 2016 election cycle.
The PAC officially launched in August of 2016 and managed to raise over $2 million from small donors in that same month. The group foresaw being able to rack up about $30 million by the end of that election cycle.
Its Main Goal
The goal has a final goal of passing a constitutional amendment that will reverse the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court in 2010. That ruling, according to the group, was one of the most damaging decisions to democracy in the US. It allowed dark money to flood American politics, giving corporations an unfair advantage over the common people. By August, 325,000 people had signed its petition. That number received a boost after it partnered with “Ready for Hillary.” Under the collaboration, the group rented out its email list, which had over 4 million people. The PAC announced that it had endorsed 11 candidates running as democrats. The candidates included Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold.
Why It Is Different
Other PACs have attempted to push for campaign reform. However, the group’s officials feel that they are different since most other did not concentrate on trying to get officials elected. By backing candidates that can bring about reform, it hopes it can get voices in the house and senate that can stand up to End Citizens United. To achieve this dream, the group has set up an expenditure arm that will coordinate the backing of candidates financially.
Most Experts are Skeptical
While the PAC would also like to see reform at the state and local level, its main goal is passing a constitutional amendment. However, most experts in campaign finance are not confident that the PAC will succeed. For the constitution to be amended, it requires that two-thirds of the House and Senate agree to it. Besides that, three-fourths of the states must agree to it.
About End Citizens United
American politics has become permeated by dark money in recent years. Since the Supreme Court ruling of 2010, corporations are now recognized as people. That means they can give as much as their deep pockets allow them. That is an affront to Democracy according to Citizens United. They aim to get enough democratic candidates elected to both houses to fight for reform. In so doing, it hopes to end the era of mega corporations having an unfair influence on American political life.