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2014-06-23 16:24:57

Leading Academic and Community Organizations Foster Dialogue on Improving Community Health and Reducing Gaps in Care LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, "Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward." The...

2014-06-05 23:05:26

The longstanding, multi-location organization is dedicated to providing an expansive array of mental health and substance abuse services, and has expanded to serve the growing needs of the Charles County community. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Walden has begun offering services to accommodate patients in Charles County, Maryland. The organization has been operational in St. Mary’s County for over 40 years, and has since branched out to make its comprehensive mental health and substance abuse...

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...

2014-05-13 23:09:03

Mesothelioma patients and their families can both benefit from the support of an online community say Australian psychology experts. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Patients with mesothelioma and those involved in their care could potentially protect themselves from some of the damaging effects of chronic stress by joining an online support group. An article on these fascinating new findings has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Researchers...

2014-04-29 23:11:15

This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation unveiled its newest support program, MesoConnect, aimed at helping mesothelioma patients and their families combat isolation by connecting them with peers who have already been through a similar experience. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) unveiled its newest support program, Meso-Connect, a peer-to-peer support system, aimed at helping mesothelioma...

2014-04-03 08:30:23

Peer approach outlined in Affordable Care Act can improve quality of care and reduce costs LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as seven million Americans obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Peers for Progress and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report that examines how peer support programs improve health outcomes by boosting outreach and education for disease prevention and management. The report,...

2014-02-26 23:29:17

Organizations in Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts accredited by Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Five organizations have received full accreditation status for their peer recovery support services (PRSS) programs from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS). In its first-ever round of awards, CAPRSS accredited: The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction...

2014-01-08 11:16:37

Patients perceive nonclinical care setting as 'helpful and positive' Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department. "Hospital emergency departments are not set up for...

2013-10-02 23:03:38

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a free mobile app by Wellness Foundry helps breast cancer survivors eat healthy, live healthy. New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 A group of breast cancer survivors who participated in a recent MealLogger case study found that the social food journal provided the peer support they were seeking to help achieve a healthy lifestyle post –treatment, according to Wellness Foundry, creators of MealLogger. Six women were recruited from a large, general...


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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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