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2008-07-28 15:01:01

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At a ceremony today, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, United Republic of Tanzania, and Abbott Fund commemorated the latest step in a nationwide initiative to upgrade Tanzania's health care system, laying the cornerstone for the first of 23 hospital laboratories to be built or modernized across the country. The laboratory at Amana Regional Hospital is the first of four laboratories targeted in 2008, with the remaining...

2007-12-12 12:00:41

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite its status as one of the wealthiest counties in the country, more than 30 percent of the population of Lake County, or 180,000 people, are uninsured or under-insured, according to the Lake County Health Department. One of the people behind these numbers is Gary Welch, a 49-year-old resident of Zion Township. Gary did not have adequate health insurance, preventing him from visiting a doctor despite his poor health. Then Gary found...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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