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2014-02-03 23:02:51

The enlightening health program takes a close look at obesity in America and how communities are working to reduce the number of people affected by it. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Health Briefs TV, an information health and medical television show, will present a series about obesity in America. With the national percentage rising rapidly from 2012 to 2013, the producers aim to educate the audience about the health effects of the disease. Obese people can develop heart...

2014-01-16 12:26:25

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of secured, cloud-based, enterprise-wide solutions and services in mobile communications management and identity management solutions, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, iSYS LLC (iSYS), has been awarded contracts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide Wireless Managed Services, including...

2014-01-09 23:02:54

Abt Associates has won a contract with the CDC to conduct a survey about the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Abt Associates a contract worth more than $10 million to conduct a national and state level survey on the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. It will also measure...

2014-01-08 23:02:33

Attorney Patrick A. Salvi says it is “alarming” that federal health officials have identified 38 confirmed cases of CRE involving patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in northeast Illinois. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. said today that his firm is deeply concerned that a very dangerous bacteria has been linked to procedures performed at a Chicago suburban hospital last year. The Chicago...

2014-01-07 13:38:28

Findings suggest utility of text messaging to monitor safety Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to...

Americans Living Longer
2014-01-07 08:41:21

[ Watch the Video: Americans Expected To Live Longer ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans are living longer than ever before, and those men and women born in 2009 can expect to have an average lifespan of 78.5 years, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Monday. That’s an increase from 78.1 years in 2008, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported. Since then, life expectancy...

2013-12-10 23:03:04

Special issue offered with free access on JPHMP Web site Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) today marked its 20th anniversary with the advanced online release of a special issue highlighting public health department accreditation. Titled “Transforming Public Health Practice Through Accreditation,” the anniversary issue is coordinated by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) with support from the Centers for...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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