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2011-03-08 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota has long been known as a leader in the area of childhood vaccination rates, but a new report released today from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows the state's vaccination rates are backsliding. According to the 2009 National Immunization Survey (NIS), Minnesota has dropped 13 spots in two years - from seventh place in 2007 to 20th place in 2009 - for vaccination coverage rates for the primary series of...

2010-10-04 09:48:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- High school girls in Minnesota are reporting significantly less physical activity than boys the same age. Tobacco use - a risky behavior and a trend more recently associated with girls - is now more prevalent among Minnesota boys. Three of every 10 children in Minnesota live in low-income households where their parents are less than confident they can find needed health care. These are just a sample of the findings from a new report...

2010-09-09 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota was awarded a five-year $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Cancer Education Grants Program. Children's will use the funds to develop a training program to improve access to, and quality of, pediatric palliative care for children with advanced cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The program will bring together experts in the field of...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the March issue of Pediatrics shows that long-term quality improvement efforts are associated with sustained improvement in outcome and survival for very low birth weight infants, or "micro preemies," treated in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in a quality improvement collaborative (QIC). The study defined low birth weight infants as those who weigh between 501 and 1,500 grams (less than 3 pounds, 5...

2009-11-12 15:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New research findings presented today at the Society for Integrative Oncology's (SIO) Sixth International Conference in New York show promise in assessing the efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) using traditional research methods. Susan Sencer, MD, Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children's), presented findings on the use of the homeopathic agent Traumeel...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the hiring of Scott Leitz to serve as Director of Child Health Policy and Advocacy. Leitz comes to Children's with more than 15 years of health policy experience in Minnesota and is recognized as a leader in the health policy sector within the Minnesota state legislature. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091029/CG01324 ) In his role as director Leitz will...

2009-10-26 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will open its new Emergency Department at its Minneapolis Hospital on Oct. 28. Children's has the sixth busiest pediatric Emergency Department in the country, with more than 82,000 visits last year. Patient volume due to H1N1-influenza related illnesses will push that number even higher this year. Children's new space will help reduce wait times and help meet demand with a more inviting,...

2009-10-16 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide survey released today reveals that just 12 percent of parents with children under the age of 18 have spoken to their child's doctor about complementary and integrative approaches to medicine, yet nearly 90 percent say they want to know more. The survey, conducted by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children's), assessed parents' attitudes about various approaches to treating a child's illnesses. Integrative medicine...

2009-09-25 15:52:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota today announced the launch of Fill a Room with Care, a fundraising initiative that aims to raise $13.5 million to support the development of 280 state-of-the-art private patient rooms. The expansion project is part of a $300 million plan that includes both its St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, the most significant facilities improvement project since Children's opened its doors in...

2009-09-22 10:57:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help students and teachers stay healthy during this influenza season, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will distribute 15,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to more than 120 Minneapolis and St. Paul K-12 public schools starting Wednesday, September 23. Additionally, Children's will provide informational newsletters in both English and Spanish to schools, and to the general public through...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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