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2014-07-22 12:30:23

Funding Opportunity to Facilitate Events that Advance Patient-Centered Outcomes Research WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today launched a new funding opportunity through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program to support research meetings and events that will expand patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER). Eligible organizations...

2014-07-21 23:02:46

Top doctor now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading physician, Dr. Paresh Shukla, has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Shukla to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint Health Medical Group, a comprehensive network of top...

2014-07-21 20:22:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich announced her support for Prop 46, the November ballot initiative that will protect patient safety and save lives. Brockovich is best known for the work she did to build a case against PG&E on their groundwater contamination in Hinkley, CA, in 1993. The case, which settled in 1996, is one of many anti-pollution cases that Brockovich participated in over the...

2014-07-21 12:24:37

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The non-profit NoInjuries.com initiative is offering a free support kit to help prevent healthcare injuries to both caregivers and patients. The kit, which contains useful tools and tips for implementing and sustaining a facility-wide healthcare injuries prevention program, is available to download at http://www.noinjuries.com/resources/facility-support-kit. "Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing...

2014-07-18 23:03:54

Top specialist now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading specialist in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Dr. James Pritsiolas, has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Pritsiolas to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint...

2014-07-18 12:24:53

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth is one of 47 medical centers in Washington state to participate this year in the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics (LEAPT) program, which encourages participating health systems to find new ways to reduce patient harm, and to spread those best practices across the country. The year-long LEAPT program brings together groups of hospitals to develop and pilot leading-edge...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

2014-07-17 23:02:09

Top pediatrician now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading pediatric physician, Dr. Jose Texidor, has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Texidor to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and experienced physicians comprise CarePoint Health Medical Group, a...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...

2014-07-17 12:29:54

CLEVELAND, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical simulation technology provides an excellent approach to training physicians, nurses and allied health personnel. However, medical simulation development and utilization does not have to stop with training. Simbionix USA Corporation advances the concept of using its proprietary technologies and capabilities to turn the simulation experience into an essential part of pre-operative surgery planning. (Logo:...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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