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2014-07-07 16:23:51

Effort to combat childhood obesity epidemic starts with the patient and family, physician and community PHOENIX, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mental, physical and financial impact of childhood obesity is challenging American youth in every state. For Arizona, the numbers are staggering: 25 percent of Arizona's youth are categorized as overweight or obese, and the state holds the seventh-highest percentage (19.8%) of obese teens in the nation.(1) In an effort to curb this trend...

2014-07-07 12:29:10

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug use. Among patients who reported cannabis (marijuana) as their primary drug, almost half (46.6 percent) met the criteria for having a drug problem, according to a study published online Thursday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Identifying Patients with Problematic Drug Use in the...

2014-07-07 12:28:37

TUCSON, Ariz., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent surge in illegal border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children, could cause a serious public health crisis in the U.S., according to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. There is a high risk of bringing deadly diseases, both familiar like measles and unfamiliar like dengue ("bonebreak") fever, to a vulnerable population. The proper public health response is to confine the risk and alert...

2014-07-07 12:21:13

Car Shares, Hourly Rentals and Other New Options for Rented Rides NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're renting a car this summer, you have more choices than ever. What hasn't changed is the importance of protecting yourself with the right type and amount of insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I). Long gone are the days of simply renting a car by the day or week from the closest established rental car company. Now you can rent a car by the...

2014-07-07 08:28:41

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllazoHealth and the Accountable Care Coalition of Greater New York (ACCGNY) were awarded a grant of $91,914 by the 2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC to launch a pilot aimed at improving medication adherence. The pilot will target ACCGNY's Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, a highly comorbid population with intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) and elderly patients. The pilot will focus on improving medication adherence for patients with...

2014-07-07 08:24:32

CARNEGIE, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is summer concert season and you can join in the fun while supporting needy kids and seniors. Enjoy a throwback evening with Pittsburgh's hottest cover band, "Totally 80s" www.totes80s.com and help clothe needy seniors and children with new winter outerwear through The Salvation Army and WTAE TV's Project Bundle-Up. Totally 80s has slated a benefit concert for Saturday, July 26th at Jergel's Rhythm Grille, located at 103 Slade...

2014-07-07 00:20:39

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HAWAII Profile America -- Monday, July 7th. On this date 116 years ago, the U.S. began absorbing an island paradise en route to making it a treasured part of the nation, as President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii. A short time later, Congress made Hawaii an incorporated...

2014-07-06 23:00:31

Cheap health insurance for U.S. adults from non-exchange providers is now available to review at the QuotesPros.com website. All less expensive plans are offered at http://quotespros.com/health-insurance.html. Midland, TX (PRWEB) July 06, 2014 American citizens who were unable to capitalize on the discounts from exchange providers for health insurance after the deadline passed this year can now gain entry to the Quotes Pros website for discounts. Packages for cheap health insurance from...

2014-07-06 00:20:37

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO POWERS OF TEN Profile America -- Sunday, July 6th. The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1788, somewhat famously made this nation the first in the world to conduct a census of population on a regular basis -- every 10 years, on years ending in zero, in fact. Divisibility by tens had...

2014-07-05 23:02:15

MRRBIZ includes new market research report "India Healthcare IT Market Prospects To 2018 - Increasing Focus Of Vendors In Tier 2 And 3 Cities" to its large collection of research report. (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 The report titled “India Healthcare IT Market Prospects to 2018 – Increasing Focus of Vendors in Tier 2 and 3 Cities” presents a comprehensive analysis of the industry covering aspects including market size by revenue and market segmentation by Clinical and...


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.