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2014-09-29 16:25:29

This Battle Must be Won at the Pharmacy Counter WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt today outlined policy solutions that could reduce prescription fraud and abuse in Medicare Part D at a Capitol Hill briefing, "Prescription Opioid Abuse: Fighting Back on Many Fronts," sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and PCMA. The briefing featured several government and industry experts...

2014-09-29 12:30:17

NRA's Health Care HQ, unveiled at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, offers exclusive pricing solutions for members through UnitedHealthcare WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. Through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential savings of...

2014-09-29 12:30:08

Report highlights impact of $1.9 billion investment in community benefit OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has recently released our annual Community Benefit Snapshot, a report detailing the organization's commitment to transforming how the world thinks about and delivers on health, and making health services accessible to all. The report highlights Kaiser Permanente's $1.9 billion investment in 2013, and how the organization supports people, health,...

2014-09-29 12:29:41

DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a two-year succession plan, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, announced today that she will retire in December 2016 and the appointment of a new president for the health system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148925 Wright L. Lassiter, III, currently CEO at Alameda Health System in Oakland, California, will begin his new role as president of Henry Ford Health System on Dec. 15. "It is very important...

2014-09-29 12:28:56

Esteemed physicians specializing in eating disorders treatment deliver direct medical and psychiatric care to patients at Eating Recovery Center's Denver-based Behavioral Hospital for Adults DENVER, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance of medical/psychiatric expertise in continuum of excellent eating disorders care, Eating Recovery Center today announced the addition of Russell Marx, MD and Anne Marie O'Melia, MS, MD to its Denver-based Adult Services medical...

2014-09-29 12:27:21

The Largest Latino gala in the county will welcome President Barack Obama. BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HITN-TV, the first Latino non-commercial Spanish-language Media Company in the US, will present the 37th Annual Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The gala, which is the largest Latino gala in the county, will welcome President Barack Obama as keynote speaker....

2014-09-29 12:25:20

CARNEGIE, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army New York Brass Band, Carnegie Mellon University's C Street Brass Band, and The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania have teamed up to raise funds so that students throughout the region can participate in music education programs. An evening of stellar musical entertainment will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Christ Church of Grove Farm, 249 Duff Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. As...

2014-09-29 08:38:51

MIAMI, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCare.com announces the launch of its new health insurance comparison website that gives consumers more choices to research, shop and buy healthcare plans, which could lead to lowering insurance costs for millions of Americans. HealthCare.com now features nearly 200 carriers and more than 90,000 health insurance plans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140923/147915 HealthCare.com seeks to simplify the insurance purchasing process with...

2014-09-29 08:38:13

Jive's enterprise communication and collaboration solutions to strengthen strategic alignment across thousands of employees and affiliates PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that Easter Seals, provider of life-changing solutions for more than one million people with special needs, has selected Jive's modern communication and collaboration solution to help further the organization's mission of advocating for children...

2014-09-29 08:32:22

Global healthcare leader now offers a free app that makes it easier for people with disabilities to browse its websites TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - eSSENTIAL Accessibility is proud to announce its partnership with Merck, the global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Through the partnership, Merck now offers a desktop app that empowers people with physical disabilities to access merck.com and merckengage.com. People who cannot browse the web using...


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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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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