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2014-02-27 16:27:39

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Select Media's Cuidate! is featured in a report by the Bridgespan Group highlighting top-tier, evidence-based programs being implemented under the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. Released in November 2013, the Bridgespan Group report, "What does it take to implement evidence-based practices?" features Cuidate! and other Select Media interventions as "high-impact programs that have been tested in rigorous trials and...

2014-02-26 23:02:28

He urges uninsured Chicagoans to enroll in healthcare before deadline. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Actor Laz Alonso visited iconic Chicago landmarks on the eve of Valentine's Day to encourage Chicagoans to get health care coverage. “The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity to close the gap of the uninsured and reduce health disparities that disproportionately affect minority communities,” said Jennifer Koehler, executive director for Get Covered...

2014-02-26 08:25:44

STOP Colon Cancer study addresses disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, included 869 patients who...

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...

2014-02-25 08:31:48

Now accepting applications for Community Partners Grants and Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grants CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is accepting applications for Community Partner Grants (CPG) and Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) grants now through March 21, 2014. For over 77 years, BCBSIL has supported communities throughout Illinois by investing in non-profit direct service providers committed to improving the health and...

2014-02-20 08:31:47

Many Americans Confused About What HSAs Cover SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Only eight percent of Americans have a Health Savings Account (HSA), but 50% say they are somewhat or very likely to use an HSA to cut their taxes, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans can put money into HSAs to help cover certain medical expenses. Their contributions are not subject to federal income taxes and can be invested (much like an...

2014-02-18 23:01:37

The Connecticut Health Council is pleased to host ‘A Weighty Issue: America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Food and the Impact on Our Economy, Health and National Security’ on Friday, February 21st from 7:30-9:30a.m. at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a national center of health excellence and to improve health care...

2014-02-18 16:26:20

SYKESVILLE, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WellAdvantage, a preventive health and corporate wellness company, is thrilled to announce the addition of Sales Director Stacey Whitesell Davis. Davis, an insurance industry veteran of more than 25 years, is focused on aligning WellAdvantage programs with the needs of insurance agencies and employers around the country. The implementation of corporate wellness programs leads to cost savings in the millions for many companies...

2014-02-18 08:26:51

LONDON, PRAGUE, and NEW YORK, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Series C round is one of the largest for a social analytics company outside North America Socialbakers, the leading worldwide social media analytics [http://www.socialbakers.com ] and optimization company, has completed a $26 million Series C financing round, one of the largest funding rounds for a social analytics company outside North America. This new funding...

2014-02-17 23:01:18

Company Achieves the Highest Honor from the Wellness Council of America Palmyra, Wis. (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin, selects Palmyra-based Standard Process Inc. as a recipient of WELCOA’s Platinum Well Workplace Award. The platinum award is the highest honor WELCOA presents. It is earned by companies who distinguish themselves as leaders and innovators in workplace health promotion. Standard Process...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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