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2011-07-29 08:00:00

Physicians to bring high-quality care and training to medically underserved populations HOUSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps will depart Houston for assignment in Africa. This talented team of pediatricians and family doctors will provide medical care and treatment to thousands of children and families affected by serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including sickle cell disease, malaria, tuberculosis,...

2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2011-03-03 11:26:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York banker Andrew Drexel Allen hosted an evening cocktail reception on March 1 to raise awareness and support for the work of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) in its effort to address the unique needs of orphans and vulnerable children worldwide through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs. The cocktail reception was held at the Soho loft of Mr. Allen, who recently joined the Board of WWO. Mr. Allen is a First Vice...

2010-11-18 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation honored CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper for his extraordinary reporting on the plight of Haiti's orphans and vulnerable children at its Sixth Annual Benefit Gala in New York. WWO is dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned children around the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/NY04408) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101118/NY04408) Co-hosted by Heidi Klum and Grammy...

2010-11-10 14:23:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast along with Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Deborra-lee Furness, Isabella Rossellini, Vera Wang, Alfre Woodard and Urban Zen will co-host a breakfast event to draw attention to the global orphan crisis. The event will take place on November 17th, 2010, at New York's Urban Zen. Forgotten Children: International Adoption and the Global Orphan Crisis forms part of The Daily...

2010-11-10 00:00:39

The CareSource Foundation, part of CareSource, a non-profit, public-sector managed care company, recently announced a $75,000 Signature Grant to the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for a high-impact, statewide children's asthma pilot project. Dayton, OH (Vocus) November 9, 2010 The CareSource Foundation, part of CareSource, a non-profit, public-sector managed care company, recently announced a $75,000 Signature Grant to the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of...

2009-10-28 17:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) patrons and guests gathered at its Fifth Annual Benefit Gala last night at Capitale for an intimate evening of tribute to the expansion of WWO's life-altering programs for orphans. WWO is dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned children around the world. WWO raised more than $950,000 at the gala, according to Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO, as Hugh Jackman, Guest Host, entertained a crowd of more than 600...

2008-10-10 12:00:42

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is introducing a revolutionary, next-generation point-of-practice resource to the nation's pediatricians this week as the organization holds its annual National Conference & Exhibition. The Web-based resource is called Pediatric Care Online(TM), and it is receiving high praise for ease-of-use and the assembly of immediate knowledge it makes available in the office and through mobile devices. "It is fast and easy to navigate, and every hit is...

2007-04-12 09:00:34

By Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Apr. 12--ALBANY -- Dr. Martha "Marty" Lepow has seen things that young doctors today may never see. She's treated patients disfigured by polio, dealt with outbreaks of scarlet fever and treated potentially fatal cases of whooping cough. She dedicated her life to eradicating those diseases. Lepow (pronounced lee-POW) is the nation's most senior pediatric infectious disease expert. She recently celebrated her 80th birthday at Albany...


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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