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2012-08-07 23:00:13

Five Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named among H&HN´s “Most Wired” hospitals for 2012: Ashe Memorial Hospital (Jefferson, North Carolina), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, Idaho), Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, Iowa), Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, Mississippi), and Opelousas General Health System (Opelousas, Louisiana). Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 Five Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were...

More Efficient Lighting Increased More Light Consumption
2012-08-06 18:17:38

Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting –  from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs  – historically have led to increased light consumption rather than lower overall energy use by society. In an article in the journal Energy Policy, Sandia researcher Jeff Tsao and Harry Saunders of The Breakthrough Institute in Oakland, Calif., predicted in 2010 that the same phenomenon might apply to...

2012-08-02 23:02:44

The American health care system saved more than $1 trillion through the use of generic medicines over the last decade, according to a new study released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA). The analysis conducted by IMS Health highlights the value of generic medications and serves as a reminder of the powerful ways that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) increase generic utilization, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August...

Local Control Of Schools Supported By Americans
2012-07-18 06:53:03

Despite criticism that local school boards are “dinosaurs” that need to be replaced, Americans support local control of their schools, Michigan State University education scholars argue in a new paper. The public believes that all three levels of government — local, state and federal — should be involved in education policy and that local officials should be in charge of day-to-day operations of the schools, said Rebecca Jacobsen, lead researcher on the project....

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.