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2014-10-31 12:25:10

The Researcher, Doctor, and Teacher Lends Voice to Lung Cancer Awareness WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month, LUNGevity Foundation announces Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH, as the November LUNGevity Hero for her extraordinary work in the field of lung cancer, making significant discoveries in genetic mutations and drug resistance. Dr. Sequist is not only a world-renowned lung cancer oncologist, she also actively researches and teaches. She...

2014-10-31 12:24:59

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers and their families can now request Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services online from the privacy and convenience of their personal electronic devices. New Directions Behavioral Health® (New Directions) has launched an online tool that allows people to open an EAP counseling session and search for a provider. EAPs are designed to help people with life's challenges, including the challenge of time. The...

2014-10-31 08:22:56

LARNAKA, Cyprus, October 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solway Investment group is pleased to announce the official opening of San Jorge Project office in Argentina. The Cyprus-based Investment group sees the event as another milestone in Solway's development strategy in the region. By opening a fully operational office in cooperation with Aterra Investments Ltd. and Coro mining Corp in the province of Mendoza the company's owners would like to confirm their long-lasting plans in...

2014-10-30 23:16:43

HealthPostures, announced that it has finished producing four new informative ergonomic videos, tools that instruct computer users on the proper use of ergonomics equipment. Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 One of America's top ergonomics designers, HealthPostures, announced that it has finished producing four new informative videos, tools that instruct adults on the proper use of ergonomics equipment. Specific topics that the instructional videos spotlight includes ergonomics...

2014-10-29 23:13:49

Companies have the opportunity to significantly reduce medical, legal and financial risk associated with workplace injuries by implementing the WhiteGlove Health Solution. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 WhiteGlove Health, a leading population health management provider, offers an innovative solution to assist customers in reducing their Workers’ Compensation costs. “The overarching goal for the WhiteGlove Health Workers’ Compensation solution is to provide the appropriate level of care...

2014-10-29 12:33:25

Prevent Predictable Incidents BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year companies spend millions of dollars on safety training and safer equipment, money which is generally well spent. Despite these major investments, we experience accidents due to human error. What happens if the mistakes are made not because of inadequate training, but because we are hard-wired to act in a certain way? Understand People. Reduce Risk. Employees are driven by impulses defined by...

2014-10-29 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Associaion (AHSAFA) have generally reported greater utilization of fixed wing and helicopter assets, as highly destructive wildland fires raged across much of the Western US this year. "The amount of flying we have done during this year's fire season has already exceeded what we did during the comparable 2013 period," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating...

2014-10-28 23:10:26

Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance North Vancouver, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and AECOM announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for the Russian Federation. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export...

2014-10-28 23:01:13

Occupational Medicine specialists are ready to assist the employer community of Corona La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Healthpointe Medical Group is now offering Occupational Medicine services to the Corona community. As one of Southern California’s leading healthcare providers, Healthpointe continuously strives to raise the standard of health, safety, work force productivity for the surrounding employer community. The Corona office is currently accepting workers’ compensation...

2014-10-28 20:23:39

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ms. Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the winners of Canada's Safest Employers Awards at the 4th annual gala in Toronto last night. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional occupational health and safety practices...


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2013-04-30 13:41:59

1. vitreous body 2. ora serrata 3. ciliary muscle 4. ciliary zonules 5. canal of Schlemm 6. pupil 7. anterior chamber 8. cornea 9. iris 10. lens cortex 11. lens nucleus 12. ciliary process 13. conjunctiva 14. inferior oblique muscle 15. inferior rectus muscle 16. medial rectus muscle 17. retinal arteries and veins 18. optic disc 19. dura mater 20. central retinal artery 21. central retinal vein 22. optic nerve 23. vorticose vein 24. bulbar sheath 25. macula 26. fovea 27. sclera 28....

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2005-05-26 12:07:27

Beryllium is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Be and atomic number 4. A toxic bivalent element, beryllium is a steel grey, strong, light-weight yet brittle, alkaline earth metal, that is primarily used as a hardening agent in alloys (most notably, beryllium copper). Notable characteristics Beryllium has one of the highest melting points of the light metals. The modulus of elasticity of beryllium is approximately 1/3 greater than that of steel. It has...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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2005-05-26 08:34:39

Orpiment is a common monoclinic crystalline mineral - Chemical Composition: As2S3, arsenic trisulfide - Molecular Weight: 246.04 gm - Hardness: 1.5-2 - Optical refractive index: Biaxial (-), a=2.4, b=2.81, g=3.02 Orpiment is a mineral that is found world-wide, and occurs as a sublimation product in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, hot springs and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar. It takes its name from the Latin...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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