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2014-09-19 12:24:59

Address to also highlight innovations aimed at reducing epidemic of chronic disease in America and delivering better health outcomes for consumers WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), will speak before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today. Merlo will discuss the company's recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of...

2014-07-28 23:08:12

Individuals struggling with chronic illnesses may find a valuable resource in an article recently released by Community Health Center of Snohomish County. The article explains the purpose and strategies of chronic disease management. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC), a non-profit provider of primary medical, dental, and pharmacy services, has released an article designed to educate patients about the opportunity for chronic disease management....

2014-07-15 12:29:41

WASHINGTON and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report on Latino health, "An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States." The study found that even though Latinos are accessing health care, they face barriers to maintaining their health including affordability, immigration status and language. Of those surveyed, 25 percent had visited an emergency room in the past year, a...

2014-06-23 16:24:57

Leading Academic and Community Organizations Foster Dialogue on Improving Community Health and Reducing Gaps in Care LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, "Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward." The...

2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-05-09 13:07:48

University of Illinois By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago, turns a smartphone into a sophisticated medical device. Unlike other apps that merely count steps, GaitTrack uses eight motion parameters to perform a detailed...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2014-04-03 08:31:06

Nearly 70 grants are awarded to Free and Charitable Clinics, School-Based Health Centers and Community Health Centers as part of a $5 million, multi-year initiative WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced the recipients of nearly 70 grants awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and community health centers as part of a $5 million...

2014-03-13 23:27:27

In light of a recent article in Alternative Therapies, Ethical Alternative Products is releasing a statement supporting the benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid. In conjunction with their announcement, the dietary supplement supplier is offering a complimentary sample of their product, ThioGel. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In light of the recent article, “Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements”*, Ethical Alternative Products is releasing a...

2014-02-03 12:29:04

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, one of the largest research platforms in the world has succeeded in engaging Canadians across the country and reached its goal of enrolling close to 300,000 participants in Canada. That is about 1-in-55 Canadians between the 35 and 69 years old, voluntarily engaging in a project that will help researchers understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. "The federal government is proud of its...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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