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2010-09-21 22:08:33

Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia with fevers and difficulty breathing "“ a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researchers has found. In the study, published online Sept. 21 in PLoS Medicine, the research team from the Center for Global Health and Development at BUSPH...

2010-08-09 09:49:00

Training Frontline Workers is Focus of the National Jobs to Careers Initiative Efforts to be Celebrated During National Health Center Week, August 8-14 BOSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the National Association of Community Health Centers prepares to recognize the service and contributions of Community Health Centers during National Health Center Week (August 8 - 14), some community health centers are offering a way to fill critical workforce shortages, long seen as a major...

2010-06-04 14:05:13

Report shows both mothers and newborns at risk A lack of skilled attendants at birth accounts for two million preventable maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths each year, according to the newly released Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010). The report shows that nearly 50 percent of women in the 68 countries carefully tracked in the Countdown report "”most of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia"” still give birth without the aid of a trained midwife,...

2010-06-02 17:19:14

Interventions increase breastfeeding and decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, study finds Community intervention can help American Indian families change behavior related to early childhood weight gain and obesity, according to a new Kaiser Permanente and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) study. The study, published online in the Journal of Community Health, also finds that adding in-home visits to the community intervention has an even more profound effect on...

2010-06-01 11:35:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has developed an innovative program called Health Navigator designed to help IEHP Members better understand how to use their health care. Launching this month, the program will arrive in select communities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It aims to increase preventive-care visits and reduce avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Based on the promotores program model, IEHP...

2010-03-22 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As surprising as it sounds in the current employment market, a renowned labor economist projects that there will be more jobs than people to fill them in the United States by 2018. Assuming a return to healthy economic growth and no change in immigration or labor force participation rates, Barry Bluestone, Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, predicts that within the next eight years there could be at...

2009-09-21 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that the first year of its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF) has resulted in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals. By improving financial management capacity...

2009-09-08 13:28:08

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlights Philadelphia MCAN Project as model for managing childhood asthma and reducing H1N1 risk Nearly a dozen 7th graders with asthma were welcomed along with other classmates back to school today by a special guest who had a message for them about staying healthy - Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Secretary Sebelius met with students and their parents at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, one of 16 schools in Philadelphia...

2009-08-06 14:07:37

Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2.5 times the annual funds currently allocated for health worker wages in the region, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and collaborators from the World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank."To say that generating the funds needed to alleviate the shortage will be...

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...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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