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2014-05-22 08:29:31

Health system will add RL6:Infection to its suite of RL6 patient safety software TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Trillium Health Partners of Mississauga, Ontario, has selected RL to provide automated infection surveillance throughout its organization. RL Solutions' infection prevention software, RL6:Infection, will complement the health system's existing infection...

2014-05-21 10:53:21

The Lancet In this Review, researchers led by Dr Brian McCloskey, who coordinated the Health Protection Agency's seven year preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, report that although no major public health incidents arose during the Games, the biggest challenge was reassuring the organizing committee, government, media, and the public that there were no health-protection concerns. The authors point out that although the overall risk of public health problems, including...

2014-05-20 12:33:52

OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The United States, Canada and Mexico have adopted a set of principles and guidelines on how the three countries' governments will share in advance public information and communications products during health emergencies of mutual interest. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and Mexico's Secretary of Health Mercedes Juan signed a Declaration of Intent, formally adopting the principles and...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-19 23:04:10

Pro-Recovery Group Believes that Communication is Key in Families when Talking About Substance Abuse Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 As reported by Desert National News in their article, Derailing Kids: Alcohol and Drugs Send Children As Young As 10 Off-Course (5/18), experts gave their opinion on the importance of communication when it comes to parents educating their kids about drugs at an early age. The article spoke about how young children often imitate the actions of their...

2014-05-19 12:42:01

Henry Ford Health System A vast majority of so-called "super-frequent user" patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. A patient is considered a super-frequent user who visits the ED at least 10 times a year. ED physicians have long theorized that patients who frequent the ED for their care have a substance abuse addiction. Few studies have actually measured the rate of addiction of these...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-16 16:22:19

Pool Chemical Safety Video Offers Practical Tips to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents: "We agree with the CDC that pool chemicals are necessary to help prevent germs from spreading among swimmers. Swimming pool disinfectants, for example, help destroy...

2014-05-16 08:26:31

New standard provides clear recommendations to improve healthy and safe housing conditions in communities across the United States WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, key public health and housing leaders including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, are gathering in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of a new National Healthy Housing Standard. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the American Public Health...

2014-05-14 23:16:38

Leveraging VISTA’s Information Technology Expertise with Marathon TS’ Mission Support Capabilities McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) is pleased to announce that they have established a teaming agreement with Marathon TS. The teaming agreement jointly establishes business development responsibilities, while leveraging the core competencies of each company: the mission support capabilities of Marathon TS and the information technology expertise of...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.