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2014-08-08 16:22:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth today announced that seven Pennsylvania health centers will share $1.75 million in federal funding to establish or expand behavioral health services. The grant award offers communities an opportunity for collaboration to support the intersection of behavioral and physical health for individuals in Pennsylvania's healthcare system. "This funding will allow us to further Governor...

2014-08-08 12:21:19

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of his service to our nation as a Veteran and the multiple contributions of SBG Technology Solutions, Inc. to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House invited Carlos Del Toro, President and CEO of SBG, to attend the signing of H.R. 3230, a VA bill to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and help increase access and quality of care for Veterans. Del Toro, a former Naval Officer and White House Fellow, attended the...

2014-08-07 23:01:33

USAID-USP-Boston University Collaboration Spurs Next Stage of Device Development Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 With the potential to revolutionize how medicines regulators, customs agents, procurement agencies, warehouse personnel, health facilities, and other providers throughout the world detect poor-quality medicines, a new portable device called PharmaChk will be supported with a $2 million transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for...

2014-08-07 20:24:04

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to New York City for a two-day public display, featuring 260 12-foot-by-12-foot sections of this internationally celebrated, handmade tapestry. Presented as a gift to the city by Kiehl's Since 1851, the Governor's Island display will begin with a special opening ceremony/press opportunity at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11. This opening dedication is a part of the fifth annual Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR, a charity...

2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-08-07 15:40:39

The JAMA Network Journals Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues write that few data exist on the effectiveness of brief (1-2 sessions) interventions for reducing problem drug use, a common issue in disadvantaged populations seeking care in safety-net medical settings (hospitals and community health clinics serving low-income patients with limited or no insurance). Based on the established efficacy of brief interventions for hazardous...

2014-08-05 17:01:33

McGill University First study to assess state-by-state progress finds greater progress in northeastern states compared to western states Racial differences in life expectancy have declined nationally but still vary substantially across U.S. states, according to a new study by McGill University researchers. The findings, published in the journal Health Affairs, suggest that state policies could play a key role in further reducing racial differences in mortality. The researchers...

2014-08-04 23:08:34

The Children's Environmental Health Network's Executive Director, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, has been appointed to the Maryland's Children's Health Protection Advisory Council. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, the executive director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland to the Maryland Children’s Health Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC) for a four year term. Regarding her...

2014-08-02 23:01:00

Global Infection Prevention and Control Market 2014-2018 is a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 One of the emerging trends in the Global Infection Prevention and Control Market is the increase in contract sterilization services. Stringent government policies are encouraging medical device and pharmaceutical product manufacturers to adopt contract sterilization services from third-party service providers for cost management....

2014-07-31 23:17:43

The Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network(CEHN) is excited to announce that its Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program’s Train the Trainer (TtT) curriculum has been adopted by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). EHCC is a national program that seeks to improve the environmental health of children by...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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