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2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-07-14 23:08:04

In a July 23 webinar, participants will get the latest information on the use of FAIR Health data and other data sources for determining how to pay out-of-network providers in ACOs, exchanges and narrow networks. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 In building products for public and private insurance exchanges, carriers emphasized lower-cost narrow-network products, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other models. As expected, consumers generally chose coverage based on price,...

2014-07-14 23:02:21

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to demonstrate HorizonSelect, its private online marketplace. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Employers looking to lower their health care costs and provide their employees with more benefit options must understand how purchasing benefits is changing. Private exchanges, or private online marketplaces, are the future of employee benefits. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is offering a free webinar, The Future of...

2014-07-14 16:24:21

Kaiser Permanente to conduct one of the largest and most comprehensive secure email studies to date OAKLAND, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Does being able to email your doctor mean less time in the doctor's office? Preliminary research is mixed, but in the latest issue of the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Kaiser Permanente calls for a new way to evaluate how and why patients and physicians use secure email. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "The quality...

2014-07-14 16:24:00

Minnesota Mission of Mercy Creates Massive Dental Clinic MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation are bringing the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to southern Minnesota on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 to provide free dental care to children and adults who face barriers to accessing dental care. The Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato was chosen as the site to accommodate the massive dental clinic...

2014-07-14 12:27:18

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the National League of Cities (NLC) today awarded grants and technical assistance to eight cities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081022/NLCLOGO The Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Initiative will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to enroll children and families...

2014-07-14 12:27:05

SOMERS, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland Surgery Center ("OACM") and the Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgery Center ("EC") have merged and will be operating out of Ellicott City Maryland. The OACM/EC merger is a joint venture between Merritt Healthcare and 14 leading Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Hand, Spine, Pain, GYN, and GI physician partners. The Facility will also accommodate the specialties of general...

2014-07-13 23:03:42

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces an ongoing grief support group in collaboration with the Tamarack Senior Living Community in Palatine, Illinois. The group, called “New Beginnings” will be held at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning this Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Palatine, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today that they will be facilitating a monthly grief support group at the Tamarack Senior Living...

2014-07-12 23:03:23

Today, the Procura Group of Companies has announced their 25th Anniversary celebration will be held opening night at NAHC Financial Management Conference in Chicago on Sunday, July 13. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Today, the Procura Group of Companies has announced their 25th Anniversary celebration will be held opening night at NAHC Financial Management Conference in Chicago on Sunday, July 13. The Procura Group of Companies is celebrating a significant achievement of 25 years as...

2014-07-11 16:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the 2014-15 state budget that invests more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services programs that will help to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare. In addition to advancing the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan, the budget preserves the safety net for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, seniors, children and low-income families. "This...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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