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2014-10-07 23:06:11

Hayes resources now available to government purchasers. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc. (http://www.hayesinc.com), a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5-year contract to make available its products to General Services Administration (GSA) purchasers via GSA Advantage, the federal government’s online purchasing service. Through this portal, federal agencies, including...

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...

2014-10-06 23:00:12

Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor of health management and policy, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Pechacek has been deputy director for research translation in the Office on Smoking and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2012. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor...

2014-10-02 04:22:10

GENEVA, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JTI (Japan Tobacco International) today published an Opinion from leading international law expert Sir Franklin Berman QC[1], about the WHO's lack of transparency in tobacco-related meetings. The report was commissioned after the public, including the media, was prevented from observing the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). (Logo:...

2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...

2014-10-01 08:33:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today released this statement to congratulate the recipients of the 2014 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, which recognizes population health promotion and improvement programs. "The C. Everett Koop National Health Awards is an opportunity to honor companies who understand the critical correlation between employee health and company performance. This...

2014-09-29 04:21:39

Report by alliance of top US-based organizations urges nations to maximize impact of CHWs by defining core competencies CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that developing nations' ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common definition for community health workers, as well as a core set of skills and competencies that would help ensure they are...

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...

2014-09-25 08:26:53

MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) and Organizacion Sanitas Internacional (OSI) have established a strategic alliance to create a new company with the purpose of offering a culturally relevant health delivery model that provides affordable and quality health care to the important and growing Hispanic market. This international strategic alliance brings two leading health care brands together. GuideWell is a health solutions...

2014-09-22 12:29:01

Certified Public Health Inspectors dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of Canadians HALIFAX, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Celebrated for the past 11 years, Environmental Public Health Week recognizes the important work that Certified Public Health Inspectors across Canada carry out in our communities. The week is also an opportunity to improve awareness of our profession within the public health family and amongst the general public. This year's theme is "The Next 100 Years: Reaching new...


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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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