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2014-06-29 23:01:27

Having surpassed targets set for its initial three-year, $10 million commitment, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is pleased to announce that it will continue beyond that original commitment. Going forward, MAMA will be governed by an Advisory Board comprised of leaders from multiple sectors in order to drive scale, impact and sustainability to improve maternal, newborn and child health worldwide. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action...

2014-06-26 23:16:28

Effective July 1, Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services will be partnering with two local home care service providers to provide non-medical, in-home services for seniors and their families in Contra Costa County. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services will be partnering with two local home care service providers, Tender Heart Home Care and 24Hr HomeCare, to provide non-medical, in-home services for seniors and their families in Contra...

2014-06-25 08:31:04

Many more people will die or lose limbs unless new medical treatments are developed and used MEDINA, Ohio, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a campaign to raise awareness of the tragic inadequacy of the current standard of care for necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' infection --and to push for the adoption of new treatments for this deadly condition. "Too many people are losing their lives or their limbs because...

2014-06-24 12:22:15

Deputy Executive Director Karen Philbrick assumes leadership SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rod Diridon, Sr., executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) since its 1993 founding at San Jose State University (SJSU), announced his retirement at the Institute's June 21, 2014 annual awards banquet. The Institute's Board of Trustees promoted deputy executive director Karen Philbrick, PhD, into the executive director's position....

2014-06-24 08:31:18

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and artist and activist Sir Bob Geldof will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, people living with HIV and policy-makers at AIDS...

2014-06-20 23:05:52

Scott Hammond, MD, Executive Director of University of California, Santa Barbara's Translational Medicine Research Lab (TMRL), has developed “The New Medicine” article series. Articles will appear monthly on the medical professional news and information website Medical-Horizons.net. Emerson, NJ (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Medical-Horizons.net, an online news and information resource for healthcare professionals covering the latest advances from the nation’s top medical facilities, has...

2014-06-20 16:21:50

REVOLT aligns community-building efforts with Harlem business alliances to make a larger and collective impact on charity and commerce; Luke James set to perform NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, REVOLT TV announced a new partnership with Harlem Park to Park (HP2P), a network of businesses committed to community development in Harlem. REVOLT formed the partnership to align efforts in adding to the economic development of the Harlem community while raising funds for the...

2014-06-13 12:23:30

Pre-Game Activities Honor Local Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador Families NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York will host its 2(nd) Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day at Citi Field during a matchup between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The event will feature several exhibits and family activities designed to help raise public awareness about epilepsy and to celebrate...

2014-06-11 23:04:11

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in CCAR Recovery Community Centers asking for additional training to "coach" the people coming in. Now in its 6th year, the Academy has emerged internationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind. HARTFORD, CT (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in CCAR Recovery Community...

2014-06-11 00:21:12

Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl: A Visionary Leader in the Era of Digital Teaching and Learning BERKELEY, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl has been selected to serve as Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP), a prestigious teacher-leadership and professional development organization dedicated to improving writing for all learners. Dr. Eidman-Aadahl will assume her new position on July 1. (Logo -...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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