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2009-04-02 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today released its Agenda for Health Reform in anticipation of next week's 2009 observance of National Public Health Week (April 6-12). With a goal of helping the United States to become the healthiest nation in one generation, the APHA Agenda for Health Reform highlights the most critical changes we must make to improve the public's health, based on longstanding APHA policies, as well as the...

2008-10-01 09:00:48

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Erin Wendel, ewendel@aphanet.org, of American Pharmacists Association, +1-202-628-4410 Patients Encouraged to Keep Up-To-Date Medication Record WASHINGTON,Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During American Pharmacists Month (APhM) in October, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is urging consumers to get to know their pharmacist as part of its "Know Your Medicine --- Know Your Pharmacist" campaign. According to an APhA survey nearly 70 percent of...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Johnson, Teddi Dineley ACROSS the nation, violent crimes have declined significantly since 1990, but homicide remains the second leading cause of death among youths ages 10 to 24. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Sta- tistics, adolescents and young adults are dispropor- tionately victimized by firearm-related homicide. But while protocols for identifying cases of intimate partner violence, child abuse and substance abuse have all been implemented in emergency departments,...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Anonymous KENNETH W. Kizer, MD, MPH, will receive the 2008 APHA Award for Excellence for his distinguished achievements in transforming the operation and quality of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Kizer, who was VA undersecretary for health and chief executive officer for the Veterans Health Administration from 1994- 1999, is now chair of Medsphere Systems Corporation in Aliso Viejo, Calif. He is credited with reorganization of the VA health care system, decentraliz- ing...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Anonymous In memoriam FORMER U.S. Surgeon General Julius B. Rich- mond, MD, MS, a pediatrician and child develop- ment specialist, died July 27 of cancer at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 91. An APHA member, Richmond held a dual role as President Jimmy Carter's assistant secretary for health and U.S. surgeon general from 1977 to 1981. During his tenure, Congress passed the Health Services and Centers Act of 1978, which reauthorized a broad range of public health services,...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Anonymous LISA RENEE Holderby, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, will be honored with the 2008 Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego. The award, first given in 2005, honors public health workers who have worked toward social justice for under-served and disadvantaged populations. Holderby has nearly 20 years of experience as a community health worker and has shown "courageous and...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Johnson, Teddi Dineley New campaigns address the question: What is public health? IN NEW York City, red and white stickers plastered on everything from bike racks to trash cans to hybrid buses boldly declare: "This is Public Health." In Texas, employees of the San Patricio County Department of Public Health are sporting a logo on their shirts to tell the world they are public health workers. In Kansas City, Mo., public health officials are polishing their storytelling skills to...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Anonymous Free state fact sheets available online WITH presidential and congressional elections just around the corner, APHA is calling on members and Affiliates to keep critical public health issues at the forefront of discussions. And like previous years, APHAs Public Health Action - or PHACT - campaign is providing the advocacy tools to do just that. As members of Congress return to their home districts during the August congressional recess, APHA is urging every one of its members...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Anonymous As worker shortages threaten public health's ability to take on growing threats to the nation's health, it is more important than ever that national policy-makers move quickly to ensure a robust public health work force, APHA and fellow advocates told members of Congress in May. Public health workers, from nurses to nutritionists to epidemiologists, are retiring faster than they can be replaced, the letter stated, with 50,000 fewer public health workers in 2000 than there were...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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