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2014-03-27 23:31:46

BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions host awards dinner to honor the nation’s leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 BlackDoctor.org, the leading online health resource for African Americans, will honor 20 black healthcare professionals at its inaugural "BlackDoctor.org Top Blacks in Healthcare" awards banquet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr....

2014-03-27 08:35:04

Major milestones showcase how West Health ecosystem is furthering technologies that can lower the cost of healthcare SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund announced that the assets of Sense4Baby, Inc., developer of a smartphone-based maternal/fetal monitoring system, have been acquired by AirStrip to further improve the quality of care for mothers and babies with innovative mobile solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not...

2014-03-17 23:01:51

The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March 19. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March...

2014-03-17 16:28:39

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement written by Mark Hobraczk on behalf of PSI: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/DC70603LOGO In this week's Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) Health Reform Update, a bipartisan deal to permanently fix Medicare physician payments appears to have unraveled after House Republicans insist on paying for it with a five-year delay in the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...

2014-03-11 23:00:31

The Obama administration this week announced it would scrap much of a proposed plan to limit the types of antidepressants and other drugs seniors can get through Medicare Part D. The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a Chicago-based free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The Obama administration this week announced it would scrap much of a proposed plan to limit the types of antidepressants and other...

2014-03-10 08:20:42

Company to Provide Research and Development Services for the Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology Department RESTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract, Behavioral Epidemiology Assessment Research (BEAR), by the Naval Medical Logistics Command to provide research services for multiple behavioral health and epidemiology projects that support the Naval Health Research...

2014-03-05 08:30:37

The de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC Launch "Practical Playbook" Initiative to Integrate Public Health and Primary Care WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the medical and public health communities have struggled to stem the rise of illnesses that have led to a dramatic decline in population health. Today, chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have replaced acute diseases like polio and smallpox...

2014-03-04 14:09:11

In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and...

2014-02-26 16:30:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement written by Mark Hobraczk on behalf of PSI: In this week's Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) Health Reform Update, conservative groups lose their second court battle seeking to block Affordable Care Act premium subsidies for consumers in federally-facilitated Marketplaces while several Republican lawmakers seek probes into how three state-based Marketplaces continue to have little or no online...

2014-02-25 08:32:47

Report from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company Shows Companies That Support Healthy Lifestyles Have a Happier and More Productive Workforce LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As employers explore new ways to create and maintain a healthy and productive workforce, a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company suggests that employees who perceive their organizations as having a strong culture of...


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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