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2014-08-21 23:09:33

Minneapolis-Based Startup to Deliver Social Wellness Platform That Emphasizes Benefits of Community-Based Healing Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Hunhu Healthcare, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of intelligent social wellness solutions, announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Mayo Clinic to develop medical best practices, mobile technology and predictive analytics for recruiting, leveraging and managing its solution for online wellness...

2014-08-21 23:02:38

Hearing Problems Also on the Rise; Early Intervention Critical to Child Development, Academic and Social Success, Says ASHA Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics reported a 63% increase in disability associated with speech problems from 2001-02 to 2010-11 among U.S. children, along with a more than 15% increase in disability associated with hearing problems. The data underscore the importance of early intervention for rising...

2014-08-21 23:02:03

More than 300 attended the 112th National Medical Association's Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health Institute, celebrating its 10th anniversary and a national voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored three outstanding leaders in health disparities during the 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Distinguished honorees included: John Ruffin,...

2014-08-21 23:01:28

Hazing Definition, A Guide Released Today By NoBullying - http://nobullying.com/hazing-definition/ London, UK (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Hazing rituals still happen in schools and colleges worldwide and the victims are falling silently. A hazing definition that is clear and unmistakable is vital to putting a stop to the behavior. Hazing is a major problem in schools today, not just on the University level, but also in High School and middle schools. NoBullying releases a complete guide to a...

2014-08-21 23:01:11

New Premium Tax Credit Guidelines Now Available for 2015 (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the premium tax credits in 2015. According to Zane Benefits, premium tax credits provide significant savings. As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), premium tax credits are available to help individuals and families purchase individual health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The new article...

2014-08-21 16:24:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To influence congressional candidates up for election this November, a group of mental health activists have formed the Stop The Murphy Bill Political Action Committee (PAC). This PAC was organized to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental health histories by pushing back against the highly controversial Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR3717, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy. These and other activists have...

2014-08-21 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Did you know that spending by consumers grew at a 5.7 percent pace before the Great Recession compared with a 2.5 percent growth rate during the economic recovery? Find out how consumer spending in states is faring on Aug. 22 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Ian Mead, chief of the Regional Product...

2014-08-21 16:23:21

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Advisor Keith Singer, of Singer Wealth Management, will be the Presenting Sponsor at JAFCO's 16th Annual Jacob's Ladder Award Gala aka the Heroes Gala, on December 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, located at 5400 Champion Blvd. JAFCO is a non-profit organization that provides services to abused and neglected children in the Jewish community of South Florida....

2014-08-21 16:23:08

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having good credit can help you in a surprising number of ways. A good credit history can result in getting that dream job, lower interest rates on car loans and mortgages, and better rates on your insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). With a solid credit rating in hot markets like Boston, New York City and Seattle, renters will have an easier time finding an apartment and homebuyers may be the first to view...

2014-08-21 16:22:45

OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Treaties that go unfulfilled; the government policy of "killing the Indian in the child"; residential schools; land claims - these are some of the historic and current injustices explored in Murder in a Small Town: Another Expendable Child. In 1992, Teddy Bellingham, a 16-year-old Ojibway in foster care, was beaten to death in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Teddy disappeared without a trace until police received a tip a year later. Murder in a Small Town...


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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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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