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2014-07-25 23:06:39

Combination of Expertise Will Improve Healthcare Emergency Preparation, Response, and Recovery. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Beginning August 1, 2014, Wivenhoe Group, a leading security engineering, design, and vulnerability assessment consulting firm will begin a partnership with Center for Healthcare Emergency Readiness (CHCER.org) a nationally recognized Healthcare Emergency Readiness and Management firm, to develop a Healthcare Industry Emergency Readiness and Management...

2014-07-24 23:00:39

New report by RTI International summarizes research on the current scope of food insecurity and hunger in America. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations...

2014-07-16 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, is pleased to host Hill briefings on the intersection between hunger, health and nutrition on Thursday, July 17(th). Panelists will discuss compelling new research on how the framing of nutritional choices can influence eating behavior, the connections between food insecurity and diabetes, as well as promising interventions that communities can implement to help improve...

2014-07-10 23:11:31

Since 2003, The Center for Health Affairs has been supporting its emergency preparedness initiative by enhancing emergency preparedness planning in the region to increase individual and regional hospital preparedness, and strengthen partnerships with members in public health departments, public safety organizations and other community healthcare entities. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Since 2003, The Center for Health Affairs has been supporting its emergency preparedness initiative...

2014-07-07 20:22:19

ARLINGTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Guardian, the international security and emergency evacuation firm has added Ghana to the list of countries where it provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, intelligence, medical support, and evacuation services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124890 The firm's security and emergency response coverage includes Ghana's largest cities and most popular tourist destinations including Accra, Kumasi,...

2014-07-01 23:01:21

Senior executives and CEOs from the property/casualty industry also joined talks. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A group of property/casualty insurance senior executives and CEOs, including Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) CEO Julie Rochman, met with senior White House officials last week to discuss resilience, property mitigation, and related issues. “As the property insurance industry’s building science research arm, IBHS is very focused on mitigating homes...

Childhood Malnutrition Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Adulthood
2014-07-01 03:29:28

American Heart Association Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said. “If nutritional needs are not met during this time, when structures of the body are highly susceptible to potentially...

2014-07-01 04:20:56

TOKYO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a series of side events to the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 26, 2014, The Nippon Foundation and other global organizations, including Rehabilitation International, DiDRRN, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), jointly called for the promotion of disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction. Responding to their call, the...

2014-06-30 23:07:29

Assistance Critical to Enabling Red Cross to Respond to Disasters in the United States Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The American Red Cross today recognized National Grid USA, headquartered in Waltham, MA, for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Annual Disaster Giving Program. Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet...

2014-06-30 23:07:07

NY and NJ Fire Equipment Company Offer Hurricane Preparedness Tips Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With June signifying the start of a 6 month long hurricane season coupled with some harsh weather during hurricane season in recent years, NY and NJ fire equipment company All Hands Fire Equipment offers some strategies to help families prepare and react sagely in case of a hurricane or other severe weather. Donald Colarusso, of AllHandsFireEquipment.com says, “Not only is it hurricane...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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