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2014-02-04 23:03:28

Updated version lays the groundwork for future advancements in public health. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) today announced it has released changes to the national standards and measures for public health department accreditation. PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5, released January 24, improves them by clarifying the requirements for national public health department accreditation. Additionally, the updated standards and...

2014-02-03 12:28:17

Geisinger startup reflects on 2013 accomplishments, positioned for 2014 success COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With support from a $40 million investment from Oak Investment Partners, Geisinger Health System a year ago helped launch independent for-profit xG Health Solutions(TM), dedicated to transforming health care delivery in a risk-based financial environment. "We have the ability and opportunity now to improve the way health care is delivered and...

2014-01-31 12:25:29

Community leaders urge program integrity reforms and targeted solutions to combat wasteful spending WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare -- a coalition of home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors -- today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for extending safeguards designed...

2014-01-29 16:28:18

How the ACA will define health policy, business in 2014 and beyond WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel of regulators, industry voices and advocates will debate and discuss what is still to come under national health reform -- and what should happen next. While the Affordable Care Act exchanges are (mostly) up and running, many issues from Medicaid expansion to the Health Insurance Tax and beyond will be in focus in Congress, in the states and on the campaign...

2014-01-22 12:27:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of the Corbett administration's push to preserve the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has now agreed to give impacted and eligible families the option of keeping their CHIP coverage until year-end, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Pennsylvania is the only state to provide families the additional option of transitioning at...

2014-01-22 12:26:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Eli Lilly and Company has joined the health care policy research organization as its newest member. Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis,...

2014-01-21 23:01:12

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. announces the 2014 schedule of events and online programs. New sessions of the “7-Day Health for All NOW” online program will begin February 7th. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Global Health Leader and CEO Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. announces the 2014 schedule of online global health programs and events, including new sessions of the popular 7-Day Health for All NOW online program. The next session of the...

2014-01-13 08:28:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on today's release of new recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH fully supports the RWJF Commission to...

2014-01-13 00:22:30

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission Calls for Shift in Funding Priorities to Ensure All Children have Access to Early Childhood Development Programs by 2025 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social factors have as much or even more impact on health as the medical care system. In light of this reality, the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America today urged leaders across the U.S. to shift funding priorities to...

2014-01-06 20:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued findings that show slower growth in health spending since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This successful cost control is consistent with data demonstrating that savings from generic medicines are at an all-time high, reaching $217 billion in 2012 and $1.2 trillion over the most recent decade, according to the 2013 Report on Generic Drug Savings in the...


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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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