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2011-05-17 12:31:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor intensive, announced that its Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Joel De Jesus, will be a featured speaker at the Medicaid Health Plans of America Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum, which takes place tomorrow in Washington, DC. Mr. De Jesus will report on three model...

2010-12-20 08:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A pediatrician, nurses, and staff from Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services will be on-site at Berlin Elementary School on Monday, December 20th to screen students for elevated blood-lead levels at no charge to the student's family. Magellan Biosciences has donated test kits and loaned the health center four portable LeadCare II analyzers, which provide three-minute blood-lead results from a finger-stick sample. The Berlin...

2010-10-22 12:24:00

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 24-30 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 2,700 children having elevated blood lead levels in 2009, the Department of Health today reminds parents to test young children for lead exposure, especially during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 24-30. "If elevated blood lead levels are not detected early, children can develop behavior and learning problems including hyperactivity, slowed growth and...

2010-04-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council, only a third of parents in the United States are very concerned that lead poses a health risk to their children. However, lead poisoning affects more than one million children in the United States. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system, behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity),...

2009-10-16 10:29:00

Department of Health Provides Free Blood-lead Tests to Pregnant Women and Young Children HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reminded Pennsylvania parents to test young children for lead exposure as part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 18-24. "Parents and caregivers need to ensure their children's continued health by getting them tested for lead poisoning," said Secretary of Health Everette James. "All ages can be...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 recently approved the Michigan Department of Community Health's Lead-based Paint Pre-renovation Education Program. The new state program requires construction contractors, property managers and others who perform renovations for compensation to distribute the lead pamphlet "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" to owners and occupants before starting renovation work. The rule applies only to...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'