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2012-01-10 15:15:00

Media Interview Opportunities at CES 2012 January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Background U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in preventive medicine, just announced its new mobile health and fitness app has been named a top 10 finalist in the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown. Macaw was designed to serve as a complete personal health monitor. Macaw is a full-feature app that assesses an individual´s health risks and serves as a hub to track...

Research Reveals When And Why Students Smoke
2011-11-17 03:44:37

Discovery of what triggers smoking could make interventions more effective Discovering when and why students smoke might lead to the development of better intervention methods, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. In an article published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, the researchers showed that partying, drinking and work prompted college students to recall their smoking experience, and that smoking occurred most often at the start of the semester and on...

2011-11-15 00:00:00

Christopher Fey, Founder, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine has, for the third consecutive year, been selected to participate in the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Jacksonville, Fla/Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Christopher Fey, Founder, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine has, for the third consecutive year, been selected to participate in the annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council. The groupâs annual summit is being held November 14-15,...

2011-11-10 13:00:58

Communicating with patients/families about firearm safety promotes safe behaviors This June, a law took effect in the state of Florida limiting physicians' ability to ask patients about firearm ownership. In September, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, citing that the law impeded doctors' Constitutional right to freedom of speech. An article to be published online Nov. 10 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviews research about...

2011-11-08 10:37:58

But 50 percent of children in households with smokers still exposed, according to new studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Second hand smoke exposure among nonsmokers has declined over time as clean indoor air laws have been adopted. However, there has been concern that such laws might encourage smokers to smoke more in their homes or other private venues. Children living in a home with an adult smoker are up to twice as likely to take up smoking themselves. Now, a study...

2011-10-10 22:45:00

Mobile App Named in Top Three in Two Categories Dallas, TX and Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 The U.S. Preventative Medicineâs new mobile app, which was developed by Qualcomm Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has been named a top finalist in two categories of the âœHot for the Holidays Awardsâ national competition sponsored by CTIA - The Wireless Association. Industry experts in mobile health and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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