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2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-14 23:13:13

Obamacare didn't fix the problems with pre-existing conditions. There's an alternative: The Patient Centered Health Plan. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Obamacare didn't fix the problems with pre-existing conditions. Dr. George Flinn has created a viable solution to healthcare- The Patient Centered Healthcare Plan (PCHP). One of the founding principles of the plan is pre-existing conditions. In the past, pre-existing conditions could result in denial of insurance, and...

2014-05-09 23:05:46

Silverlink’s Kathleen Ellmore, vice president of engagement sciences, and Jack Newsom, Sc.D., vice president of marketing analytics, will offer intensive classroom training on how health plans can improve consumer engagement over the course of this June 4 program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the full agenda for the upcoming virtual workshop, “Consumer Engagement Best Practices: Health Plan Strategies for...

2014-05-09 23:04:26

Top US Venture Capitalists, Including Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund, Are Investing Heavily in Digital Health Companies that Impact the 50+ Boston, MA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, presented new research at the 3rd AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch in Boston, showing that more than half of digital health investment since 2010 is focused around nine areas that benefit the 50+ market....

2014-05-08 23:05:02

An aging population and loosening regulation will boost grower revenue. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Medical Marijuana Growing industry in its growing industry report collection. New york, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 For decades, all marijuana transactions in the United States were conducted under implicit or explicit prohibition. States have increasingly moved to legalize nonprofit marijuana growing for medical purposes and implement...

2014-05-05 16:26:40

Workshop on Improving Lives Through Payer/Provider Collaboration AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico is pleased to announce that Michelle Thomas, Clinical Director, will co-present with Thresholds' Mark Furlong, VP of Clinical Operations, at this year's National Conference in Washington, D.C., May 5-7. Cenpatico, with its sister health plan, IlliniCare, partnered with Thresholds to develop and implement a pilot program that focused on improving the lives of super...

2014-05-05 16:26:31

Some See Their Compensation Double PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Healthcare-NOW!: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84055 Chief executive officers at Fortune 500 health insurance companies, who have opposed new regulations under the Affordable Care Act, emerged this month as one of the ACA's greatest beneficiaries. Recently filed financial reports show that average compensation for these top nine health insurance...

2014-05-02 00:21:43

Company Remains Committed to Bringing Moxduo® to Market SYDNEY and BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QRxPharma Limited (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that Dr. John Holaday has stepped down as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The Company's Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward Rudnic to Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Dr. Rudnic has been QRxPharma's Chief Operating Officer since early 2012. "This change in leadership was...

2014-05-01 08:37:32

The nation's largest cities urge expansion of proposed FDA regulations to restrict marketing of highly addictive, kid-friendly products WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), a project of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), officially requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expand their proposed regulations to address the sale, marketing, manufacturing, and labeling of e-cigarettes. In particular,...

2014-04-30 23:17:42

Dr. Elvira Beracochea and MIDEGO is announcing big changes so they can make a bigger impact and help more health professionals improve the health system in their countries. The next Realizing Global Health Teleseminar will be held on May 27th at 1PM Eastern time. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 MIDEGO is announcing it is making big changes so they can make a bigger impact and help more health professionals improve the health system in their countries. Gandhi said, “Be the change...


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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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