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2014-04-18 12:22:40

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Now 65 years old, she lives alone and maintains her independence by using a power wheelchair. A component on Hyatt's chair recently broke, causing the electric unit to hang off the frame. But getting her chair fixed proved to be a bigger problem than it should have been. "After talking to...

language development
2014-04-18 05:20:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative. The transformative powers, however, may reach father than an emotional reaction to novels or poetry. The study, published in Developmental Science, reveals that spoken language — more so than images — taps into a child's cognitive system and...

2014-04-18 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST LAUNDROMAT Profile America -- Friday, April 18th.( )For urban dwellers, the difficulty -- or at least the expense -- of doing their laundry began to ease on this date in 1934 when the first public, self-operated laundry in the U.S. opened its doors in Fort Worth, Texas. The first name was...

2014-04-17 23:14:15

Teen rehabilitation expert to give presentation on psychological dynamics of addiction at conference for addiction professionals. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, announced today that CEO Johnny Patout has been chosen to speak at the Fifth Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) on Friday, May 30. The...

2014-04-17 23:13:21

Understanding the power of drug addiction and how much it affects an addict and his or her lives takes time and work, yet it is possible. Call 469-513-8901 for a free consultation. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Dallas TX Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expansion of its residential treatment services for people looking to stop their drug abuse problems in Dallas. Entering a residential treatment facility can seem scary and intimidating for a practicing drug addict. The person is...

2014-04-17 23:13:09

As the leading organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) applauds the Congress for including in the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act” (PAMA; H.R. 4302) provisions that will improve delivery of behavioral health services, but expresses concern regarding sections that may be used to expand involuntary treatment. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As the leading organization focused on growing and training the...

2014-04-17 23:12:11

Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Women, a new book by Jeanine Valrie Logan and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, shares the raw, inspiring and triumphant experiences of Black women who breastfeed their babies. Published by Praeclarus Press and released in honor of Minority Health Awareness Month. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Statistics reveal that in the United States Black infants suffer from much higher mortality rates than White infants, and the month of April has been chosen as...

2014-04-17 23:12:08

Help is available for people looking to clean up their drug-filled lives. For a free consultation, call 513-399-8734. CINCINNATI, OH (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 An updated detoxification program for drug addicts has been announced by Cincinnati Alcohol Drug Rehab, now available for people in Cincinnati and surrounding cities. The detox process helps individuals clean out all traces of drugs from their physical bodies. This updated program in Cincinnati involves a higher level of care and...

2014-04-17 23:10:17

The Community Foundation of Collier County serves as a hub for collaboration and grantmaking between philanthropists, nonprofits and other funding organizations in Collier County. Naples, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, has announced that $1.2 million in grants were distributed to a variety of Collier County nonprofit organizations for the period from January 1 through March 31, 2014. "These grants fuel...

2014-04-17 23:09:44

Innovative social network Footstomp.com is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the annual Face of America ride with injured veterans from Washington to Gettysburg April 25-27. Holbrook, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Footstomp.com, an innovative social network for injured service members, veterans, their families and caregivers is joining with World T.E.A.M. Sports to support the organization’s annual Face of America bicycle ride from Washington to Gettysburg April 25-27. Launched...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata
2013-07-25 12:26:32

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen...

Southern Migrant Hawker, Aeshna affinis
2013-07-09 16:20:24

The southern migrant hawker (Aeshna affinis), also known as the blue-eyed hawker, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Asia and Europe. Its range extends from central and southern areas of Europe, areas in the Mediterranean including Sicily and Corsica, and from the Middle East and Africa to Asia. Its range varies depending upon weather conditions, so it is found in northern areas when temperatures are favorable. The southern migrant hawker is a small species...

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