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2011-06-16 14:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 1,469 acres of prime farmland on 16 farms have been protected through Pennsylvania's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, the Department of Agriculture said today. "Pennsylvania is the national leader in farmland preservation, and today 16 more families protected their land from development, ensuring it will continue to be farmed for many generations," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "I thank...

2011-06-14 23:25:20

Despite living in the countryside, where open space is plentiful and there is often significant agricultural production, California's more than half a million rural elders are far more likely to be overweight or obese, physically inactive and food insecure than their suburban counterparts, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. All three conditions are risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and repeated falls "” conditions also more prevalent...

2011-05-24 09:56:00

Challenges Facing Health Professions Require Comprehensive, National Policy and Action WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The establishment of the National Health Care Workforce Commission is an important first step to developing a comprehensive and coordinated national health workforce strategy. But, according to the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), the Commission needs to be funded so it can fulfill its mission to advise and engage Congress in addressing...

2011-04-29 11:55:00

DENVER, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in an effort to acknowledge the vital services of rural healthcare practitioners across Colorado, State Representative Tom Massey (R-CO), will introduce a House Joint Resolution to recognize "Rural Health Day." A broad network provides healthcare services to more than 666,000 Coloradans living in rural areas, including nine rural hospitals, 29 critical access hospitals, 52 rural health clinics, public health departments, community-funded...

2011-04-21 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional 2,069 acres of prime farmland on 18 farms has been permanently protected through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program, acting Agriculture Secretary George Greig said today. "As the national leader in farmland preservation, today we took another step forward in ensuring Pennsylvania's prime farmland will forever remain in agricultural production," said Greig. "I thank the families who have...

2011-03-02 20:02:30

In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, "What message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and become actively involved in their own breast health?" A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs finds that two types of reasons motivate rural Appalachian women to perform breast health self-examinations, get mammograms, and to talk with doctors about their breast...

2011-02-24 14:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Agricultural Preservation Board today voted to preserve 3,819 additional acres on 43 farms for future generations through the state's nationally recognized farmland preservation program. The latest farms to be preserved are located in Adams, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery and Westmoreland counties. During the...

2011-01-05 00:00:38

Rural North Dakotans will benefit from seven 2011 Rural Health Information Technology Grants through UND Center for Rural Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Seven of the many applicants to the Rural Health Grant Program Awards will receive funding for 2011. Supporting innovative solutions to health needs of rural North Dakotans"”using technology"”by improving access, safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency is the idea...

2010-12-10 08:46:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberutilities Group LLC announces its central role in attaining a federal funding commitment letter (FCL) for the deployment of a new $20M fiber optic medical network in Western Nebraska. Fiberutilities Group was retained by the Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN), a consortium of nine rural hospitals and related clinics in western Nebraska to take the lead in planning, financing, operational and government coordination for the...

2010-12-09 12:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another 1,916 acres of prime farmland on 23 farms are now protected from development and will forever remain in agricultural use, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today in announcing the latest action by Pennsylvania's nation-leading farmland preservation program. "Preserving farmland is critical to our ability to feed our citizens and transition our farms to future generations," said Redding. "Pennsylvania's leadership...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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