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2014-08-28 16:25:41

Event to Explore the Impact of Changing Demographics on the U.S. Economy HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As U.S. demographics continue to shift over the next several years, so that there is no longer a majority race, National Journal will travel to Houston, TX, deemed the country's most diverse city*, for a forum on how this shift will impact local economies across the country. On September 3, The Honorable Bill White, Former Mayor of the City of Houston and Senior...

2014-08-28 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey released today shows that public awareness of the dangers of leaving young children alone in hot vehicles has risen dramatically -- by nearly 25 percent -- since the start of the summer. The survey, conducted online from August 8-13 by Public Opinion Strategies, found that 85 percent of the respondents had seen, read, or heard "a lot" or "some" about children suffering from heatstroke in vehicles, compared to 69...

2014-08-28 12:29:26

Edison Nation Medical Helps Individual Inventors and Small Businesses Successfully Commercialize Their Senior Care Innovation Idea CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for product ideas to improve the health and wellness of the senior population. Promising ideas uncovered through the 6-month search (www.EdisonNationMedical.com/Seniors) will be presented to leading medical device...

2014-08-28 12:29:05

Employers Will Have Ability to Offer More Than 10 Different Elective Benefits, Including Critical Illness, Identity Theft, Legal and Home/Auto Insurance LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet increasing employer demand to have additional benefits delivered via an exchange platform, Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today announced it is expanding the coverage options offered under the Aon Active Health Exchange...

2014-08-28 12:24:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since in honor of our nation's grandparents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 7.1 millionThe number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18...

2014-08-28 08:28:38

Company prepares to battle prescription drug abuse in the home HENDERSON, Nev., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rx Safes, Inc., the manufacturer of fingerprint recognition home prescription lockboxes, today announced that it is waging a new war on drugs to reduce prescription drug abuse, backed by a national media campaign. More than 2,500 children a day experiment with prescription drugs for the first time and these drugs are easily accessed from unsecured medicine cabinets, closets...

2014-08-28 08:28:11

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from an analysis of US respondents from Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2 (DAWN2(TM)) study were published recently in Current Medical Research and Opinion. The study shows that minority populations in the US with diabetes, including African Americans, Chinese Americans, and Hispanics, reported positive psychological well-being, better quality of life, and feeling more empowered with respect to their diabetes...

2014-08-28 08:27:49

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned Missouri subsidiary, Home State Health, has earned Medicaid and Marketplace HMO accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is a private, not-for-profit organization with a strong record of over 20 years as a leading accreditor of health plans. NCQA Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that regulators and consumers use to assess...

2014-08-28 08:27:48

SUNRISE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, completed the final stages of implementation of the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program in 9 of 11 regions and the Child Welfare (Foster Care) program statewide on August 1(st). Additionally, Sunshine Health's Long-Term Care (LTC) program celebrates its first anniversary. LTC implementation began a year ago and was complete on March 1(st) for the 10 regions in Florida served by...

2014-08-28 00:20:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST RADIO COMMERCIAL Profile America -- Thursday, August 28th. "This program is brought to you by ..." Those words, or ones close to them, were heard on this date 92 years ago in what is believed to be the first commercial broadcast on the new medium of radio. Station WEAF in New York City...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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