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2011-07-19 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed strong opposition to the Institute of Medicine's recommendation to the Department of Health and Human Services that health care plans be mandated to cover no cost-sharing contraceptives, including those that can destroy human embryos such as Plan B and Ella. There are no conscience protections for health care plans that object to such coverage, or for health care providers in insurance plan...

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2011-06-21 12:45:00

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released nine new warning labels that are now mandatory to include onto packs of cigarettes in the most drastic change in smoking-related advertising in 25 years, AP is reporting. The graphic labels depict in startling details the negative effects of prolonged smoking. Among the images to appear are rotting and diseased teeth and gums and a man with a tracheotomy smoking a cigarette. Also included are the corpse of a smoker, diseased lungs, and...

2011-06-21 01:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two individuals and two organizations were honored tonight for their extraordinary contributions to women's heart health at the 11th Annual Wenger Awards hosted by WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and more women than men have died from heart disease since 1984. However, major efforts are underway to change that, and tonight's honorees are leading the...

2011-06-17 09:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issues this statement upon the working visit of two Presidential Cabinet members: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "I want to welcome to Philadelphia Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, as they lead the...

2011-06-07 10:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne Nelson, president of advocacy organization Communicating for America, says his group is pleased with the announcement last week by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of new initiatives to make it easier for uninsured Americans to obtain coverage, but the steps "are not as bold or far-reaching as required." Sebelius announced that starting July 1, the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIP) which were...

2011-05-31 09:42:00

ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Dr. John H. Klippel will join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in support of changes to the government insurance program that will make it easier for Americans with pre-existing conditions to get health insurance coverage. Changes announced today to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program (PCIP) will offer more Americans with chronic conditions, like arthritis, access to affordable coverage....

2011-05-25 13:31:00

Poor educational achievement disqualifies many young people in U.S. from military service WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representing more than 200 retired generals and admirals who are members of the national nonprofit Mission: Readiness, retired Army Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at a press conference today to announce a new grant initiative to...

2011-05-10 09:15:00

Funding for the National Health Service Corps will provide scholarships to students in training for primary health care careers WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the opening of the 2011 application cycle for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program. This year's scholarships are being supported with up to $28 million of the Affordable Care Act funds dedicated to the NHSC, and will help address shortages...

2011-05-03 10:39:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Congressman Norm Dicks, along with House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Congressman Adam Smith, senior House Ways and Means Committee member Congressman Jim McDermott, and Energy and Commerce Committee member Congressman Jay Inslee, sent a letter late on Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the Department to approve coding for Orthocare Innovations' Smart...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Campaign for Better Care today applauded the new federal Partnership for Patients program and urged every hospital in the country to sign its safety pledge. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the new program, which includes concrete goals to decrease hospital acquired infections and unnecessary hospital readmissions, this morning. The Campaign for Better Care launched an initiative of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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