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2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

2014-06-18 16:26:23

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will host a forum on health care delivery and payment reform on Thursday, June 19, at 10am, focusing on the transition from a volume-based to value-based health care delivery system. In April 2013, BPC released A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment. That report laid out policy recommendations to put health care in America on a pathway to improved...

2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-06-17 12:29:06

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a leading provider of Population Health Management solutions, today announced an agreement with King's Daughters Health System to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to their employees and community-at-large. King's Daughters selected SHS for their demonstrated success delivering cost-effective and personalized population health management solutions that have resulted in a reduction in...

2014-06-04 12:29:20

State Boasts Cutting-Edge Medicaid Management Information System Updates GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing CNSI's ProviderOne system technology, the state of Washington is now among the first in the country to update its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in compliance with federal mandates set by the Affordable Care Act requiring simplified and streamlined operating systems. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that as of...

2014-05-30 23:15:30

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the summer schedule for the well-received 2014 Population Health Webinar Series. The ongoing series of webinars spotlights emerging trends in population health through the insights of several nationally known thought leaders in health care. New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the summer schedule for the well-received 2014 Population Health Webinar Series. The ongoing series of webinars spotlights...

2014-05-29 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), an organization devoted to creating a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease, and death both domestically and globally, announced today that 193 Senators and Representatives are being certified "Free from Tobacco Money." This certification is awarded today in recognition of "World No Tobacco Day 2014." For the full list of those being recognized, please visit http://ash.org/wntd2014/....

2014-05-28 23:12:10

Social Solutions Global, Inc. (SSG), the leading provider of performance management software for human services, is proud to announce the Sheboygan County, WI Department of Health and Human Services has selected Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software to support outcomes case management. Baltimore, Md. and Sheboygan, Wis. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Social Solutions Global, Inc. (SSG), the leading provider of performance management software for human services, is proud to announce the Sheboygan...

2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

2014-05-22 08:28:23

HALIFAX, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is holding a national conference on health care to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the public system and to health care workers' rights. Local union leaders and members in the health care sector will gather in Halifax from May 23 to 25 at the Delta Halifax to hear from leading experts in health care and to discuss the future of Canada's publicly funded system. Prominent medical professionals and leaders from across the country...


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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