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2014-06-18 12:34:03

Commission calls on US policy makers and business leaders to adopt initiatives that foster chronic disease prevention and create a healthier workforce NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States could save $217 to $303 billion in annual health care costs if businesses and governments adopt existing evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods, according to a landmark report released June 18 by the Vitality Institute. The report, developed by the...

2014-06-11 12:28:53

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Good Shepherd Medical Center-Taylor Medical Center in Longview, TX has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Good Shepherd Medical...

2014-06-11 08:31:07

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Clark Occupational Medicine Services in Rochester, NY has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Clark Occupational Medicine Services, EHE...

2014-06-10 08:29:09

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new multi-year initiative provide further evidence that a school prevention program called Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) can dramatically cut teen cigarette smoking. After identifying LST as the top-rated prevention program, researchers in Italy translated the LST program into Italian and adapted it for Italian youth. Preliminary data show that the LST program cut the rate of cigarette smoking by 40% among...

2014-06-04 23:14:36

HealthFair Publishes New Testimonials From Asymptomatic Participants About Their Preventive Health Screenings and How They Possibly Saved Their Life. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 One screening company, HealthFair, has recently published new testimonials from real people who are proof of how preventive screenings saved their life. They see a different side to this story of "worried well". "Worried well" has been defined as people who do not need medical treatment,...

2014-06-04 08:31:31

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention solutions, will debut several product enhancements, exclusive educational resources and inspire "Champion's for Change" to lead the industry forward at this year's Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 7-9, 2014. PDI is committed to innovation in education and products to meet the needs of customers on the front lines of infection prevention....

2014-05-27 16:25:52

BOSTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), a non-profit organization working to increase public awareness of thrombosis and related cardiovascular diseases, will welcome three renowned experts in cardiovascular medicine on Wednesday, May 28, for the NATF Spring educational dinner program. The program will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This evening program is a CME accredited...

2014-05-15 12:36:55

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Lifewellness Institute in San Diego, CA has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Lifewellness Institute, EHE members in the San Diego...

2014-05-15 12:33:41

Public health initiative aims to increase unacceptably low adult vaccination rates PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Physicians (ACP), CECity, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) have announced a new initiative designed to increase adult immunization rates by assisting physicians and other health care providers in strongly recommending appropriate vaccination and tracking adult immunization rates for quality measurement and improvement. The three...

2014-05-15 08:34:07

EHE's private provider network continues to expand as more employers realize the benefits of proactive preventive health with annual exams. NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams with a nationwide physician network, today announced that Rapha Primary Care Center in Fayetteville, NC has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Rapha Primary Care Center, EHE members in the...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'