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2014-08-18 23:05:13

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a...

2014-08-18 23:01:35

To get involved in National Suicide Prevention Week, please visit: http://twloha.com/blog/no-one-else. Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Non-profit movement To Write Love on Her Arms will be joining organizations like the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization to honor 2014’s National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) September 8-14 and World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10. This year, the theme is: “One World Connected.”...

2014-08-18 23:01:21

Hazing and Its Effects, An Article Released Today By NoBullying - http://nobullying.com/hazing/ London, UK (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Hazing has become an important topic over the past decade or so. Older parents, though, might reflect on their own college time and remember how hazing used to be a normal everyday routine that has little or no consequences. NoBullying releases today an article about hazing and its effects. Hazing stories usually involve teens and youth doing certain...

2014-08-18 23:00:28

Dr. Debby Hamilton is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 NAPW honors Dr. Debby Hamilton as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Dr. Hamilton is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association...

2014-08-18 16:28:11

Democratic, Republican and Independent Voters Alike Express Stronger Support for Lawmakers Who Vote in Favor of Legislation to Replace Medicare Cuts with Payment Reforms WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey finds registered voters overwhelming support Congressional action to stop cuts to the Medicare home health benefit, which are estimated to directly affect more than one million seniors and nearly half a million home health professionals. The poll also...

2014-08-18 12:29:17

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for back-to-school, the United States Potato Board (USPB) and The Kids Cook Monday have announced a partnership designed to educate families about delicious and nutritious potato recipes that they can enjoy cooking and eating together at home, even on a busy weeknight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136861 The Kids Cook Monday (TKCM) is a part of The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative associated...

2014-08-18 12:27:28

Announces Government Action to Enhance Safe Use of Opioids OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health delivered a keynote address at the 147(th) Canadian Medical Association (CMA), General Council Meeting. During her remarks, the Minister affirmed the Government's commitment to continue working with the CMA on issues of importance while highlighting several themes encompassing some of her priorities, such as patient safety, prescription drug abuse, family...

2014-08-18 12:27:03

amfAR and AVAC call for improved, transparent and timely data collection NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made with incomplete data are undermining the response--even as the systems for collecting this data continue to improve, the report found....

2014-08-18 12:26:58

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinney Associates, Inc. is pleased to welcome Bethea (Annie) Kleykamp, PhD, to our Clinical Pharmacology team. Dr. Kleykamp will be responsible for development of evidence-based literature reviews and other science-based reports on topics including clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical risk management, abuse potential assessment and abuse deterrent drug products, Rx-to-OTC switch, and consumer health....

2014-08-18 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2011, the number of youth held in residential placement facilities declined by 42 percent for juvenile offenders and 64 percent for status offenders to the lowest levels since the first census was conducted, according to a bulletin released today by the Justice Department. The Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) bulletin, Juveniles in Residential Placement,...


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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