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2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-09-18 23:00:54

Population Served by a PHAB-Accredited Health Department Now Reaches Over 70 Million (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Alexandria, VA — The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced today that 10 more communities have joined the growing ranks of those reaping the benefits of national public health department accreditation. The decisions bring the number of governmental public health departments now accredited by PHAB to 54. PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the...

2014-09-18 16:27:41

HIGHLAND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation announced over $100K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients. Five graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs)...

2014-09-17 16:24:32

Woman Speaks Out About Fiancee's Preventable Death At Hands Of Doctor With Crack Cocaine History SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering substance abuser who is at the White House today for National Recovery Month, stars in a new television ad supporting Proposition 46 that consumer advocates released today. Consumer advocates were also joined by a Los Angeles woman who spoke out after losing her fiancée because of a preventable error in...

2014-09-17 12:24:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa employees have taken home the title of "World's Most Active Organization" for the second consecutive year. In teams of seven, the workforce of this manufacturing powerhouse crossed the globe 417 times in 100 days, all part of a virtual challenge rolled out to promote good health, friendly competition and better performance in the workplace. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146635 The accomplishment comes after 22,000 Alcoa...

2014-09-17 08:28:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health promotion and disease prevention programs have become ubiquitous in workplaces across the country. However, to deliver on their promises to improve employee well-being, reduce avoidable costs and enhance organizational functioning, these programs must be well designed, based on good scientific evidence, effectively executed and properly evaluated. To recognize organizations for outstanding health promotion programs that...

2014-09-16 23:03:00

National Recovery Month, recognized in the month of September and now in its 25th year, spreads the positive message that prevention works; that treatment is effective; and that people can and do recover. A newly released Narconon Arrowhead booklet offers tips on addiction recovery during this month. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 SAMHSA, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has as its mission a reduction of the impact of substance abuse and mental health...

2014-09-16 23:02:23

New Action Guide 1.0 Ready for Input Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Programs and policies that promote health and disease prevention could potentially yield hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the US health system, according to a 2007 report by the Commonwealth Fund. To help spur these types of improvements, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking up to 10 collaborative groups from across the country to field test the NQF Action Guide 1.0 (http://bit.ly/1wo4gsa)...

2014-09-16 08:31:42

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced a new standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort(TM) line of patient apparel is protected by Vestex(®), Vestagen's active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in studies done in a hospital environment, shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the fabric(i). "It's time to address the role clothing plays in the chain of transmission. We want myComfort...

2014-09-16 08:21:16

Booster seats can reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent compared to seat belts alone WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide released today "Buckle Up: Booster Seats," a new study that finds an alarming number of parents are allowing kids to use a seat belt alone before they are big enough. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146242-INFO The report, funded in part by a $2 million grant from...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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