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2014-10-21 16:28:18

Survey of Registered Nurses Shows Widespread Need for More Planning & Training SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent survey of registered nurses in Washington, the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) is calling on hospitals to take urgent action on four key priority issues to ensure the safety of health care workers, patients and the public. WSNA is advocating for increased training of health care workers, adequate protection of health care workers,...

2014-10-21 16:28:08

MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Floridians get set to hit the polls on Nov. 4 and decide the fate of legalizing medical marijuana in this state, another debate is brewing: do the benefits of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain outweigh the risks? According to a recent survey conducted online in October by Harris Poll on behalf of Miami Jewish Health Systems among over 2,000 adults, two out of three Americans - some 68% - believe that yes, the benefits of using medical...

2014-10-21 16:26:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153455-INFO Census Bureau graphic shows statistics pertaining to Kansas City and San Francisco, the cities competing in the 2014 World Series. No news release associated with this graphic. Tip Sheet only. Graphic | JPG | PDF | CB14-TPS.79Public Information Office301-763-3030email: pio@census.gov...

2014-10-21 12:32:43

Dr. James Glauber will provide medical leadership delivering guidance and oversight in the health plan's mission of serving the underserved SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan serving over 125,000 San Francisco residents, announced today, that James Glauber, MD, MPH, will serve as the plan's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Glauber brings over 20 years of clinical experience and administrative guidance to SFHP. Most...

2014-10-21 12:32:14

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study of California's Latino children paints a complex picture of their health and well-being - and finds striking differences within a 4.7 million-strong population that comprises more than half of all the children in the state. See the report and full press release>> More than 94% of these children were born in the United States. While many Latino children live in poverty and are uninsured, they have comparable access...

2014-10-21 12:32:07

Bipartisan Congressional Briefing Highlights Research into the Difficulties of Supporting Dual Eligible Populations WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, will preview new research into the dual eligible population at a bipartisan Congressional briefing sponsored by the Special Need Plan (SNP) Alliance. Inovalon will share findings from the...

2014-10-21 12:31:58

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government's attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government's main concern is to manage pre-election public perceptions, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, called Klain "a brilliant strategist," who is "known for his ability to manage...

2014-10-21 12:28:24

The Investigative Series Also Features 'Underground Sounds' on November 25, and the Two-Hour Special Examining the Shameful Side of International Adoption in 'Unwanted In America' on December 2 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV closes out the 2014 season with premieres of three brand new episodes of the award-winning investigative journalism series Dan Rather Presents, airing Tuesdays at 8pE from November 18 through December 2. With his trademark candor, Rather...

2014-10-21 08:42:44

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Map Publisher SpatialTEQ Inc. today announced the release of MapBusinessOnline.com 4.3 - affordable business mapping software for sales, marketing and planning professionals in the U.S.A., Canada and the U.K. MapBusinessOnline.com 4.3 (MBO 4.3) provides the ability for multiple users to edit a shared map, enhanced privacy controls for shared mapping projects, an expanded array of U.S. Census Bureau demographic data layers, as well as...

2014-10-21 08:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honoring one's Hispanic heritage is about more than just celebrating your roots, it is about bringing awareness of issues that affect your community. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic man, affecting 1-in-7 during their lifetime. Dr. David Samadi, chief of urology at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging Latin women to have the men in their lives get a simple blood test as a way to screen their prostate health....


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

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...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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