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2011-05-10 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its donation to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to support education initiatives designed to increase public awareness of asthma management and treatment. The Company's support coincides with Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May. According to AAFA, more than 20 million Americans suffer from asthma -- a respiratory disease that causes the airways in the lungs to...

2011-05-05 11:30:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 CHICAGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in Illinois and across the country. The President's Budget for...

2011-05-05 10:00:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in New York announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in New York and across the country. The President's...

2011-05-02 23:01:00

National Survey Reveals Patients Want More Treatment Options WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today on World Asthma Day 2011, despite decades of progress on the management and control of asthma - more research, better understanding and powerful treatments - millions of people with severe asthma are still living with serious, frequent, life-threatening symptoms. A national project conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) among severe asthma...

2011-04-18 07:45:00

The Most Innovative International Development Organizations Named WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan International USA was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator based on a poll of thousands of Devex members, who collectively comprise one of the largest networks of global aid and international development professionals. "Plan develops solutions community by community to ensure long-term sustainability," said Dr. Tessie San Martin, President of Plan...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Endeavor provides round-trip airfare for College of Charleston students who are traveling to Honduras as part of Microfinance Brigade program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Endeavor is proud to announce its sponsorship of four students from the College of Charleston, the alma mater of Endeavor's Chief Executive Officer Justin McLain, in their trip to Honduras for the Microfinance Brigade program March 6th through March 12th. As one of many initiatives organized by the larger Global...

2011-02-22 23:01:00

Annual Report Names the 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Richmond, VA, has been ranked as the No. 1 Asthma Capital - the most challenging place to live with asthma in the U.S.( )- according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which conducted the study. The ranking was determined based on an analysis and scoring of a variety of factors in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas....

2011-02-08 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) and the Ford Foundation today announced the winners of the Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development grants, awarding up to $100,000 each to 12 outstanding nonprofit arts organizations in the early stages of developing exemplary cultural facilities. The grants provide organizations with the initial startup funds that are most needed--and the most difficult to obtain--to develop a new facility....

2011-01-25 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jermyn Brooks as its first Independent Chair, effective immediately. As Independent Chair, Mr. Brooks will have responsibility for the governance of GNI's Board and will be a leading advocate and spokesperson for GNI in senior company and governmental discussions. According to Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at...

2011-01-11 08:00:00

Grotech Venture's Don Rainey and Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area to Receive Lifetime and Organization Navigator Awards HERNDON, Va., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, a resource for technology-focused startups and entrepreneurs, announced today the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards finalists and the Organization and Lifetime Navigator Awards winners for 2011. Now in its second year, the program honors individuals and organizations that have...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.