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2014-07-22 16:27:08

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:05

DETROIT, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 12:32:01

PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A seventh wrongful death complaint has been filed as a result of the fatally flawed June 5, 2013 Market Street building collapse that leveled the adjoining, occupied Salvation Army Thrift Store at the corner of 22(nd) & Market, according to attorneys for the estate of Danny C. Johnson. Mr. Johnson, 59, who lived with his wife in West Philadelphia, was shopping in the store at the time and died in the hospital three weeks later...

2014-07-22 12:30:48

Keynote speakers include economist Robert Reich, corporate diversity leader Steve Pemberton, and best-selling author and social worker Brené Brown WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host social workers from across the United States and around the world at its "Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership" national conference on July 23-26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The conference will...

2014-07-22 12:30:44

Healthcare Access San Antonio Achieves the Highest Standards of Ensuring Security and Privacy of Health Information AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HIETexas today announced that Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange organization for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare...

2014-07-22 12:30:21

NSC calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. Even when employees are taking opioid painkillers...

2014-07-22 12:30:05

Video Pays Tribute to Connecticut & Montana Volunteers with Disabilities Who Advocate for Death-with-Dignity Laws WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compassion & Choices is commemorating this week's 24th anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act on Saturday, July 26, by releasing a video today saluting our volunteers living with disabilities. The video is available for viewing on Compassion & Choices' website, http://bit.ly/CandCCelebratesADA, and...

2014-07-22 12:29:49

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted for the Minnesota Hospital Association confirms what many in health care have already warned: a shortage of primary care physicians will develop over the next 10 years. Every year, MHA collects health care workforce data from the majority of the state's hospitals. For the first time, MHA asked Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, to conduct a comprehensive review of the state...

2014-07-22 12:29:39

BCBSTX Focuses on Geographic Diversity and Invests More Than $1.5 Million in Funding Across the State to Promote Health and Wellness for Children RICHARDSON, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its fourth year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) initiative has awarded $1.54 million in grants to 29 organizations across the state. Of the 29 grantees, 19 are new recipients....

2014-07-22 12:29:33

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization today released guidelines for treatment and recovery practices involving the use of methadone, an opioid used to treat opioid addiction. The guidelines* - titled, "Supporting Recovery from Opioid Addiction: Community Care Best Practice Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance" - are intended to provide direction for physicians, clinicians, agencies, and systems in the Community Care...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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