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2013-07-22 23:16:16

The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today launches the 4th annual National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to...

2013-07-18 23:00:20

Healthcare Georgia Foundation will fund an annual lectureship focusing on health equity and disparities at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health in honor of Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Healthcare Georgia Foundation will fund an annual lectureship focusing on health equity and disparities at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health in honor of Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz. “We are thrilled to receive support...

2013-06-28 23:20:57

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have jointly launched the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) last June 24 at the Second Symposium on Healthcare Communication in Hong Kong, which is also hosted by PolyU. The new Centre will encourage world-class research and practice and seek to improve communication in healthcare. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have jointly...

2013-06-17 23:04:26

The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been awarded the sole contract statewide to analyze, revise and develop new materials and outreach efforts to help individuals with disabilities successfully navigate the California health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been...

2013-05-09 23:04:25

Curriculum centers on essential skills, aims to groom leaders in burgeoning field. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Healthcare policy and practice touches all Americans at some time in their lives. Yet levels of understanding of healthcare policy and healthcare choices–healthcare literacy, in other words–is low among the general population. Southern New Hampshire University seeks to address this challenge by adding a new health communication concentration to its Master of Arts in...

2013-05-06 23:25:31

Award ceremony will be held on May 10 in Irvine, Calif. La Habra, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) will present four awards on Friday, May 10, for outstanding achievements in health literacy. The awards will be presented at its Twelfth Annual Health Literacy Conference, “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy,” May 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. The conference will be attended by over 300 professionals working in...

2013-03-20 23:19:15

The 4th M2W®-HW — The Marketing Health & Wellness to Women Conference, April 18, 2013, will have Kelley Connors, MPH, Founder & President of KC Healthcare Communications, "a true pioneer on the topic of marketing health and wellness to women", as Guest Emcee. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 Kelley Connors, MPH, Founder & President of KC Healthcare Communications will serve as Guest Emcee at the 4th M2W®-HW — The Marketing Health & Wellness to Women...

2013-03-05 10:37:42

The Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic will host its fifth annual technology conference April 2-3 focusing on the use of social media and other forms of electronic communication to advance public health initiatives. "At the Teen Health Clinic, we have made it a priority to integrate the use of today´s technology into our patient care efforts," said Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the clinic and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. "Our goal through the conference is...


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  • 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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