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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...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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