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2014-02-17 23:24:20

BlackDoctor.org partners with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions to honor the nation's leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 As the leading provider of culturally-relevant health news and resources for African Americans, BlackDoctor.org seeks to educate and celebrate the black community. In partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, BlackDoctor.org salutes 42 black healthcare professionals...

2009-03-24 12:32:22

The costs employees pay for health insurance have risen nearly eight times faster than the average U.S. income, a private study released Tuesday revealed. The study prepared for the Robert Wood Foundation by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota found the number of uninsured U.S. citizens rose by 9 million from 1996 to 2007. At the end of the study period, 22 percent of men were uninsured, up from 19 percent, while 18 percent of women were uninsured,...

2008-12-09 17:13:51

The current economic crisis could further weaken the United State's preparedness for a major disaster, according to health experts on Tuesday. In response to the sluggish economy, preparedness funding on all levels have been cut more than 25 percent compared to budgets in 2005. "The economic crisis could result in a serious rollback of the progress we've made since September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina to better prepare the nation for emergencies," said Jeff Levi, executive director of...

2008-10-29 21:00:18

PRINCETON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 2008 recipients of its Community Health Leaders (CHL) Award at its Annual Meeting in San Diego. The CHL Award honors unrecognized individuals who overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for underserved men, women and children in communities across the United States. Now in its 15th year, the CHL awardees represent the geographical,...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.