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2014-08-18 12:22:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced enhancements to the department's internal processes for responding to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. "Protecting the public's health, and ensuring that citizens and health care providers have access to accurate, timely and relevant information, is a primary responsibility of the department, and one that the governor and I...

2014-08-13 08:24:20

New book offers timely insight into the movement to 'green' the health care system OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book, Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet, Kaiser Permanente's environmental stewardship officer, Kathy Gerwig, explores a universal paradox of health care: As hospitals deliver life-saving care to individuals, their substantial environmental footprint can often be detrimental to environmental and community health....

2014-08-07 20:23:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for a "meaningful and feasible framework" that accommodates the unique characteristics of the pipe tobacco market, the Pipe Tobacco Council, the national trade association representing the pipe tobacco industry, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate pipe tobacco. The FDA has proposed to regulate pipe tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The move would create new legal and...

2014-07-31 23:17:43

The Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network(CEHN) is excited to announce that its Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program’s Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). EHCC is a national program that seeks to improve the environmental health of children by...

2014-07-31 08:35:25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marilyn DeLuca and Dr. Charles Ok Pannenborg are the two newest members of IntraHealth International's Board of Directors. Together, DeLuca and Pannenborg bring decades of combined experience in health care practice, health systems, and long-range strategic policy. "This is an exciting time in terms of IntraHealth's mission and future," DeLuca says. "I hope to bring technical expertise in global health and help develop...

2014-07-25 23:06:52

India Network Health Insurance offers a customized health insurance program for visiting parents of all ages, including pre-existing condition coverage. India Network health insurance is designed to offer benefits that are truly payable with no exceptions. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 India Network Foundation has been helping thousands of Asian Indian families in the United States with visitor health insurance for more than two decades. During that time, the Foundation's plans...

2014-07-11 10:10:05

St. Michael's Hospital For the first time, researchers have access to detailed information about how an urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care. A new study, called Our Health Counts, uses this health database to clearly demonstrate the unique challenges faced by urban Aboriginal people in Canada – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published today in BMJ Open, illustrate striking disparities between urban First Nations individuals and...

2014-07-02 12:28:34

TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) shows that Quebec's publicly funded drug plan provides the best access to new drugs among all the federal and provincial public drug plans in Canada. The study compares Canada's public drug programs in terms of the number of new drugs approved for public insurance coverage, as well as the time that patients must wait for publicly insured access to new drugs. It ranks the quality of coverage...

2014-07-01 23:10:06

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of their Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar in July on emerging trends in population health. The webinar—What Role Do Patient Engagement Strategies Play in Promoting Population Health?—will examine different approaches to target, engage, and modify individual behaviors to lead a healthier lifestyle New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of their...

2014-06-30 12:31:57

Gap Between Medicaid Eligibility & Obamacare Subsidies Lacks Public Support SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket has released the results of a nationwide survey of consumer opinion regarding the gap where people can make too much for Medicaid eligibility but too little for Obamacare premium subsidy. Almost 5 million people across the United States fall into this gap. Previous Medicaid research by HealthPocket found that even using the lowest cost...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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