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2014-05-14 23:15:27

Leveraging VISTA’s Information Technology Expertise with Goldbelt Hawk’s Global Reach and 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 Goldbelt Hawk. The teaming agreement jointly establishes business development responsibilities, while leveraging the core competencies of each company: the global reach and full life cycle IT approach of Goldbelt Hawk and...

2014-05-14 23:11:43

Healthify raises seed round to improve care for vulnerable and low-income patients by addressing their social determinants of health. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Healthify, a healthcare technology startup founded to help insurers better address patients’ costly social health needs, today announced that it has closed a $500,000 seed round. Healthify is part of the Blueprint Health network and was founded by a team of Johns Hopkins alumni. The round closing, which coincides with...

2014-05-13 16:29:27

DEL MAR, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jean A. Balgrosky is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology. Jean is the Founder of Bootstrap Incubation, LLC. Bootstrap Incubation, LLC invests in and mentors start-up IT businesses to achieve the American Dream. With a focus on the significance of diversity, Bootstrap Incubation, LLC fills the gap between commercial banks and the venture capital community, provides its...

2014-05-13 16:25:43

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/CL60818LOGO Though unrelated to the recent MERS case in Indiana, the second U.S. case of the emerging coronavirus is also a health care worker who was apparently infected while working in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....

2014-05-12 23:02:19

The combination of alcohol with young people celebrating prom, the end of a school year, or even the end of high school, can lead to excess. Narconon Arrowhead issues a warning to parents to help curb drug and alcohol abuse during this time. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) points out that this is the time of year when celebrations for America’s teenagers have the potential to get completely out of hand. The invitation for America’s...

2014-05-12 08:32:46

IRVING, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, today announced that it will be hosting its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas. The Novation Innovative Technology Expo features the latest in innovative health care technologies that improve...

2014-05-12 08:32:43

Looks to control costs, accelerate revenues, and provide exceptional patient service ST. LOUIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockell Healthcare Systems is pleased to announce that Valley General Hospital, a full-service community hospital located in Monroe, Washington, has selected the company's InsightCS® Revenue Cycle Information system. The hospital will be replacing their AS/400 based product with the InsightCS® system's end-to-end suite of Patient Scheduling and...

2014-05-07 11:07:28

Surgical site infection guidelines provide real-world strategies Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common and costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States. New evidence-based recommendations provide a framework for healthcare institutions to prioritize and implement strategies to reduce the number of infections. The guidelines are published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and were produced in a collaborative effort led by...

2014-05-06 14:47:59

Findings offer insights into population-level health effects that could occur under Affordable Care Act In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased by 2.9% compared with similar populations in states that didn't expand health coverage, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They estimated that Massachusetts' health reform law, which provided near-universal coverage,...

2014-05-06 08:34:30

Half of Americans are Not Getting Recommended and Potentially Life-Saving Services, Despite ACA Coverage WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), which consists of nearly 40 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call-to-action to increase the shockingly low uptake of essential sexual health care services in America, and launched a new guide and website to help Americans get the services they need. More than half of...


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  • 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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