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2014-10-20 12:31:00

All 38 hospitals achieved leadership status in the Human Rights Campaign's Health Equity Index OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. All 38 of Kaiser Permanente's hospitals across the...

2014-10-13 23:02:59

A $5.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will support research by scientists from Rutgers and Roswell Park Cancer Institute on the impact of health factors such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension among African-American women with breast cancer. Buffalo, NY, and New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 A $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (R01CA185623) will help investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Public Health...

2014-10-09 23:10:20

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) hosted the first in a series of annual conferences to present cutting-edge strategies that use health IT (HIT) tools to advance healthcare and ultimately improve health in underserved populations. Washington, DC. (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) hosted the first in a series of...

2014-10-07 08:30:48

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade, an innovative consumer engagement company dedicated to helping individuals and families get the right care the first time, has added three new members to its Medical Advisory Board. These newest members are: -- Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Horn is renowned for her expertise in health disparities, as well as the role of...

2014-10-07 08:28:25

Company honored for commitment to improving health for medically, financially vulnerable WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, was recently recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation with the 2014 CBC Fall Health Braintrust Corporate Leadership Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO In a letter to DaVita HealthCare...

2014-09-30 23:14:15

New study released by Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) report that minority students who participate in LLUH Science Pipeline Program have Increased Science confidence and a greater willingness to pursue Science careers. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Minority high school and college students who take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Pipeline Program at Loma Linda University Health report gains in research self-efficacy and an increased intent to...

2014-09-25 12:29:54

TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency awarded a total of $211 million across every state which will be used to fund evidence-based and innovative partnership approaches to improve the health of Americans. A majority of these grants are from the Prevention...

2014-09-24 08:28:56

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An African American man in his 60's has read about a new targeted therapy for lung cancer. His friend, a pack a day smoker for over 30 years, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He wants to know more about this treatment option and what side effects his friend might experience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111018/DC89117LOGO Every day, people in the African American community...

2014-09-23 23:10:21

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota finds barriers to a healthy lifestyle are present across our state, but people in rural areas are the most likely to cite difficulties. Eagan, MINN (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 People across Minnesota acknowledge that their surroundings sometimes hinder their ability to make healthy choices, but barriers are more prominent in the state’s rural areas, according to a poll commissioned by The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...

2014-09-23 08:32:03

The Colorado Rural Health Center explores why a strong statewide healthcare infrastructure must be inclusive of the unique needs in rural areas DENVER, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) - Colorado's nonprofit State Office of Rural Health and member-based association - recently announced the publication its 2014 edition of the "Snapshot of Rural Health in Colorado." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/147758-INFO According...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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