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2012-05-08 23:00:17

CEO of Electronic Medical Records Firm Says U.S. System Choking on Paper Atlanta (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Organizations using Business Computer Applications´ (BCA) electronic medical records (EMCs) to speed patient care are also providing feedback that enables the Atlanta-based firm to improve its product line and help others unclog systems choking on paper. “While the U.S. has the best healthcare in the world the current system, clogged with paper records, makes it difficult to...

2012-04-29 19:58:40

Caregivers whose abilities are at the third grade level or below 5 times more likely to measure wrong amount Many parents cringe when their child asks for help with math homework. New research shows that poor math skills can cause another difficulty for caregivers – measuring the right amount of medicine. In fact, parents with math skills at the third grade level or below were five times more likely to measure the wrong dose of medication for their child than those with skills at...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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