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2014-09-25 23:09:03

Medicaid Health Plan’s care coordination model aims to improve Black and Latino Health in Cook County. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has approved NextLevel Health’s plan to provide care coordination to seniors, persons with disabilities and newly insured Black and Latino men who now have Medicaid in Cook County. NextLevel has been designated a care coordination entity (CCE) as part of the department’s Illinois...

2014-09-25 23:08:47

hc1.com®, the Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ company, announces major growth milestones, propelling the company’s mission of personalizing the healthcare experience for people around the globe. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 hc1.com today announced two major organizational milestones in connection with Project Velocity, an initiative the company launched earlier this year to support accelerating growth. The organization is now serving leading healthcare organizations...

2014-09-25 23:07:49

Four Self-Organized Community Groups Each Receive $10,000 for Strengthening Their Communities Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Family Independence Initiative, a national nonprofit organization that reveals and accelerates the initiative that families take to improve their own lives, today announced four winners of its 2014 Torchlight Prize. Each self-organized group will receive a $10,000 reward for their work to strengthen families, build resilience, and increase...

2014-09-25 23:03:04

The ZWM Hope Foundation, created to benefit children with disabilities in Brevard County, holds 2nd Annual Kick Ball Tournament & Family Fun Day Melbourne, Florida (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Melbourne law firm, Zies Widerman & Malek (ZMW) is pleased to announce the ZWM Hope Foundation’s 2nd Annual Kick Ball Tournament & Family Fun Day, Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at Rodes Park – 3410 Flanagan Avenue, West Melbourne, Florida. The ZWM Hope Foundation was created to benefit...

2014-09-25 23:03:03

In a country where drug abuse is twice the global average and drug-related crime is on the rise, community involvement is critical. The Church of Scientology of Pretoria is training community and religious leaders with the tools they need to take on this problem. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 A groundswell is building in South Africa—a grassroots movement to tackle drug abuse. And for good reason. The South African Police Service (SAPS) reports drug related crime rose by...

2014-09-25 23:02:47

La Familia Auto Insurance, an independent insurance agency catering to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has publicized the opening of new offices in Arlington and Grand Prairie to serve customers in those areas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The rapidly growing community has created the need for the agency to expand in order to effectively serve customers with the personalized care that the La Familia name is built upon. Each location is operated by skilled independent agents who...

2014-09-25 23:01:06

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System’s Mental Health Opioid Agonist Treatment Program has earned certification from The Joint Commission. By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for Mental Health Opioid Agonist Treatment, the VA Maryland Health Care System has earned continued accreditation, which is The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™. (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System’s...

2014-09-25 23:00:45

ISU O’Connor Insurance Associates has retained its status as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 ISU O’Connor Insurance Associates has retained its status as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the...

2014-09-25 23:00:34

New Information Available on the Healthcare Law Park City, UT (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the Affordable Care Act. According to Zane Benefits, small business owners need to understand their requirements under the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and savvy business owners are using the advantages of the ACA to offer better, more affordable employee health benefits. The article...

2014-09-25 20:22:31

Program expands access to care supporting the Diagnostics Access Initiative PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch of a new Global Access Program for HIV viral load testing, created in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria,...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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