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2014-07-23 23:32:17

With God and Christ Care’s mobile, personalized medical alert device, your loved one is never alone. Help is available 24/7, at the push of a button. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The device can be worn around the neck or on a belt clip, and provides a clear, two-way voice connection to a call center staffed by trained representatives, including bilingual Spanish and English speaking representatives, and some who speak other languages. There’s even an optional fall-detection...

2014-07-23 08:32:03

EZDoctor levels the playing field for physician referrals by eliminating doctor listing fees, increasing the integrity of its physician information. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EZDoctor (https://ezdoctor.com/), the innovative leader in online medical appointment booking, announced today it is permanently eliminating fees required from doctors to be listed on its site, greatly increasing the integrity of its online physician information while offering the...

2014-07-21 10:19:04

North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System The brain network measures placebo effects in Parkinson's disease patients Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have utilized a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in randomized clinical trials for brain disorders. The findings are published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the...

2014-07-18 12:22:57

The eye-opening segment touches on the challenges in healthcare today, and how to be the best patient advocate for you or someone you love. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Healthcare can be intimidating and confusing for the patient. There is an abundance of information presented, treatments to be considered, options to ponder, and the cost of all of it. Health Briefs examines the qualities patient advocates offer such as: the question asker, researcher of...

2014-07-16 23:07:42

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Invites Testimony from Health Safety Experts and Consumer Advocates at a Hearing Set for 10 am EDT, July 17, 2014 Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 National Patient Safety Foundation President Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, will appear Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education & Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, at a hearing on patient safety titled, “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is...

2014-07-15 12:28:34

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the encouragement of the patient safety community, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has introduced the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast, an ongoing series of online discussions that will explore important patient safety issues at health care facilities across the U.S. Focusing on opioid safety (pain management), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and alarm management (noise fatigue), the PPAHS Patient Safety...

2014-07-14 08:27:18

CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today three Chicago entrepreneurs announced the creation of the Prairie Wellness Fund, Ltd., a private debt fund that will provide financing and liquidity to applicants for the newly created medical marijuana licenses that were established by Illinois law last year. Specifically, Illinois law allows for sixty medical marijuana dispensaries and twenty-two cultivation centers to be located across the state. The law permits adults to obtain up to...

2014-07-11 23:04:11

Can you leave it behind? Author Roger Grainger looks at the stigma of mental illness Leeds, England (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness from the perspectives of a patient and later as a member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an intimate look at issues usually only discussed among medical professionals in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the United Kingdom will experience some kind...

2014-07-10 08:29:24

Aims to provide evidence-based information to reduce misuse of genetic testing ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, the largest independent provider of genetic counseling services, released today a white paper that provides clarity on the appropriate use of genetic testing. Use of these diagnostic tests is growing rapidly, but inappropriate testing has negative consequences for individuals and the U.S. health care system. The paper, titled Genetic...

2014-07-09 23:06:10

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI) has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. HPI, a consulting firm expert in improving human performance in complex systems, guides health care organizations in creating and sustaining a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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