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2014-10-30 12:33:20

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser Joins Verizon in Special Ceremony for Groups as Survivors Share Their Stories, Tell How Nonprofits Change Lives WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness and end domestic violence, Verizon and District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser joined on Thursday (Oct. 30) to honor several nonprofits that are working to combat abuse against youth and adults in the nation's capital. The Verizon Foundation has awarded $115,000 in...

2014-10-30 12:30:09

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of its Nevirapine Extended-release tablets, 400 mg, which is the generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Viramune XR(®). Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for combination antiretroviral (ARV) treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and in children six to...

2014-10-30 12:29:44

Online course was developed by experts in training health care professionals to understand, respect and care for Latino patients during hospice or palliative care. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. Research indicates significant issues in the provision of palliative care for Latinos. According to the National Institutes of Health, the disparities among minority groups in regards to access to care and the quality of that care is well documented. As a...

2014-10-30 12:29:20

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's private health insurance exchange, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care coverage. The analysis showed Glidepath increased employee cost awareness, encouraged employees to make effective cost choices to meet their needs, and strengthened knowledge and adoption of Health Savings...

2014-10-30 12:28:31

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day until 2029, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. Most are unprepared for the consequence of aging. "Americans are living longer and we all want to age with dignity, independence and choice but that requires planning that few undertake," declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). November marks Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an opportunity for boomers to begin...

2014-10-30 12:27:17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pam Bondi, Florida's Attorney General, received the Champion for Child Safety Award from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. at the Florida School Counselor Association Convention in Orlando on Oct. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155572 Lynn Layton, executive director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children, presented the award on behalf of the Foundation. "Pam Bondi has been a true advocate for the Monique...

2014-10-30 12:26:53

High-Priced Specialty Medications Highlight Need for Pharmacy "Lock-In" Program in Medicare WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As policymakers examine ways to curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic, a new report by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), "Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Prescription Drug Fraud," recommends allowing drug plans and beneficiaries to choose pharmacies to obtain prescriptions for commonly abused drugs, a policy...

2014-10-30 12:25:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This table package traces a sample of U.S. residents and examines how many of them were poor during at least some portion of the four-year period as well as how long their poverty spells lasted. It also looks at how many entered into poverty, how many exited and how many stayed poor during the entire...

2014-10-30 12:22:01

TROY, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacDonald Communications today reported it has been certified as a Service-disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs. In the announcement notification, J. Gault, Acting Veteran Administrator, said "MacDonald Communications Company is now eligible to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with the VA." During FY 2014, the VA spent $18.4 billion in contracts with...

2014-10-30 12:21:52

The VA's Caregiver Support Program provides family caregivers with access to vital home health and support services for ailing or recovering veterans WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for their Caregiver...


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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.