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2014-04-16 12:31:28

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching healthy diet and exercise habits to adults with special needs can be more challenging than with most groups of people, but for Karlyn Emile it's also more rewarding. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75587 ) "A lot of people would say it's impossible to teach adults to adopt better behaviors. They would be wrong," said Emile, Healthy Community Site Director for Special Olympics Florida. Recently, Special...

2014-04-16 12:30:03

Razaghi Healthcare Continues its Partnership with The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and The Utah Navajo Health Systems in Support of Blue Mountain Hospital by Appointing a Member of the Board of Directors BLANDING, Utah, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Razaghi Healthcare continues to support its partnership with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS); to date, the company has donated nearly $600,000 in professional services to Blue Mountain Hospital. Ahmad R....

2014-04-16 12:29:48

AMSTERDAM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Internet hotlines, industry and law enforcement doing more than ever to fight it Today, INHOPE - The International Association of Internet Hotlines published its new data set for the year 2013 showcasing key trends and emerging threats in the distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Online child sexual exploitation is likely to rise in the coming years, with ever-increasing Internet adoption rates globally and...

2014-04-16 12:29:46

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the FDA and ASHP announced shortages of unapproved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection; Eclat Pharmaceuticals is effectively ending the shortages with BLOXIVERZ®, the only FDA-approved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/74458 BLOXIVERZ is available in two dosage strengths, 0.5 mg/mL and 1 mg/mL, in 10 mL multiple dose vials. All other Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injections are not...

2014-04-16 12:29:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the health reform debate over elevated Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates, HealthPocket investigated the prevalence of extra insurance benefits provided by Medicare Advantage plans. These insurance benefits are not covered by original Medicare and they are frequently overlooked in discussions of Medicare Advantage's value proposition to consumers. When reviewing data on 2014 Medicare Advantage plans, HealthPocket found:...

2014-04-16 12:27:18

The "Rethink Foster Care" Regional Initiative Highlights Unique Services in Support of New York City's Most Vulnerable Children NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC), New York City's only child welfare agency exclusively devoted to serving children with severe disabilities and chronic illnesses, is launching a campaign to help more medically challenged children find loving foster families. The marketing initiative, produced by Grey New York and...

2014-04-16 12:27:13

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO How Many Mothers 4.1 million...

2014-04-16 12:25:39

New Industry Resource Guides Healthcare Suppliers and Providers in Using GS1 Standards in the Context of Recent Regulation. LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GS1 Healthcare US® has published an implementation guideline for using GS1 Standards to address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new regulation for Unique Device Identification (UDI). The guideline, titled "Using the GS1 System for FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) Requirements", is designed for...

2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...


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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...

Southern Migrant Hawker, Aeshna affinis
2013-07-09 16:20:24

The southern migrant hawker (Aeshna affinis), also known as the blue-eyed hawker, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Asia and Europe. Its range extends from central and southern areas of Europe, areas in the Mediterranean including Sicily and Corsica, and from the Middle East and Africa to Asia. Its range varies depending upon weather conditions, so it is found in northern areas when temperatures are favorable. The southern migrant hawker is a small species...

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