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2014-08-11 16:27:21

Prop 45 Will Protect Overcharged Consumers From Paying for Massive Health Insurer Profits SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report of HealthNet's $120.9 million second quarter profit, which is 4 times its 2013 second quarter profit, is yet another reminder, amid a slew of massive health insurer profit reports, of the need for Proposition 45's protections from health insurer profiteering said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. Proposition 45 will shine a light...

2014-08-08 23:00:32

Cares Community Health Celebrates National Community Health Center Week, held August 10-16 to acknowledge the positive contributions of local health clinics. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 On Friday, August 8th, Cares Community Health celebrated the start of “National Community Health Center Week” with an event held at the Cares Community Health Center in Sacramento. During the event, the National Association of Community Health Centers recognized Congresswoman Doris Matsui...

2014-08-08 10:50:01

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes. Detection of nutritional issues in pediatric inpatients would allow providers to develop intervention and treatment plans to improve health outcomes. While hospitals do not commonly screen children for nutrition, a new tool developed in Australia could change...

2014-08-08 08:25:51

Builds on 78-Year Commitment to Illinois Communities CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is awarding $3,380,000 to nonprofit health and human service organizations that are making meaningful differences in the lives of the people of Illinois. "Giving back to help our communities is part of our 78-year legacy of serving the people of Illinois," says Donna Gerber, vice-president, Public Affairs and Community Investments. "Just as the...

2014-08-07 23:11:36

Former OHCA Commissioner adds CON, ACA expertise to portfolio of consulting services Hamden, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors (VantagePointconsult.com) has increased their capability, adding depth and breadth to their team with the hire of Cristine Vogel, M.P.H., as a senior consultant. She will be assisting clients with strategic planning and marketing initiatives in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the Certificate of Need (CON)...

2014-08-07 16:29:54

Manika Turnbull Honored by Leadership Greater Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Chief of Staff Manika Turnbull has been selected to the elite Leadership Fellows Class of 2015 by Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC). She joins 35 other diverse leaders who during their year-long tenure will explore the challenges and problems facing metropolitan Chicago. They will learn about issues including education; crime and...

2014-08-07 12:27:26

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation ("CVS Caremark", NYSE:CVS) announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for (1) any and all of its 6.250% Senior Notes due 2027 (the "Any and All Notes") and (2) up to a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2039, 5.750% Senior Notes due 2041 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and together with the Any and All Notes, the...

2014-08-06 23:11:10

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces the appointment of Ms. Corinne Brokopp as the Office Manager and Human Resources Specialist of their Palatine, IL office. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today the appointment of Ms. Corinne Brokopp to serve as their Office Manager and Human Resource Specialist. Ms. Brokopp comes to Hope Hospice with a great deal of professional experience in administrative support, sales management, and...

2014-08-06 23:06:57

You are invited to attend the following event: The VNA Health Group Foundation is holding its 28th annual Golf Classic to raise money for VNA Health Group, New Jersey’s largest nonprofit provider of home health, hospice and community-based care, serving more than 5,000 individual per day and employing nearly 1,500 people. In attendance will be executive staff and board of directors of VNA Health Group and VNA Health Group Foundation and prominent members of our corporate mission...

2014-08-06 23:04:29

Nearly half of Americans have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist, according to a Delta Dental survey. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 While about two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) visit the dentist at least once a year, nearly half of them (47 percent) have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist at one time in their lives. 1 “According to the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey, most Americans visit the dentist at least once a year, and those who do...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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