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2014-09-15 16:24:33

New Grant Awards and Advertising to Support Renewal and Enrollment in 2015 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on high enrollment in 2014, Covered California launched its community outreach campaign for 2015 on Monday, including new grants to community groups and a comprehensive advertising campaign aimed at attracting new consumers and encouraging them to enroll in the state's health benefit exchange. "Today we are sharing stories about real people whose...

2014-09-15 12:28:23

Free Eight-Week Online Course Examines Changing World of Global Medicine GRENADA, West Indies, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the success of last year's introductory online course, St. George's University will once again be offering this semester a free and open to the public online course from university faculty, "One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146122 The University will also be offering credit for...

2014-09-15 12:27:54

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care services company, today recognized more than 200 health care providers across the country that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of IMPACT Standardization Programs(TM). Winners included members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista Inc. who participated in all standardization categories or obtained significant value in rebates. Novation honored organizations...

2014-09-15 12:27:53

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Closed Drug Transfer Systems to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The administration of drugs deemed hazardous to humans has been receiving increasing amounts of scrutiny in recent years as the dangers of these substances become more clearly understood. For caregivers and their patients, the therapeutic area that is at the forefront of attempts to...

2014-09-15 12:25:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buckeye Singles Council started "National Singles Week" in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed during the third full week of September (Sept. 21-27 in 2014) as "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," an acknowledgment that many unmarried Americans do not identify with the word "single" because they are parents, have partners or are...

2014-09-15 12:25:42

Media Alert: Capitol Hill Release Of Fact-Finding Missions Report On State Of Central American Children WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Fact-Finding Delegations of Immigrant-Rights leaders - from Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston, Oakland and San Francisco - will report at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. preliminary findings of patterns of ongoing violence targeting children in Honduras, El Salvador, and...

2014-09-15 12:25:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The 2002 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Care without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late asserted that 18,000 Americans died each year because they lacked health coverage. The report did not discuss whether mortality rate differences...

2014-09-15 12:24:52

"Stop Bullying: Speak Up" Campaign Seeks One Million People to Share Mobile Videos To Help Launch CARTOON NETWORK'S SPEAK UP WEEK (Sept. 29-Oct.3) And Kick Off National Bullying Prevention Month ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing bullying as a health, educational and legal issue that affects millions of kids and families each year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have joined Cartoon Network's recently announced "I Speak Up"...

2014-09-15 12:24:12

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Nielsen, a leading global provider of consumer information and insights, today announced its series of video vignettes celebrating the Hispanic consumer. The Conscious Consumer vignettes feature Hispanics from diverse backgrounds speaking about how they combine their power as consumers with their heritage to create a meaningful impact in their respective communities. Nielsen defines a conscious...

bullying
2014-09-15 03:00:49

Kelly Parkes-Harrison, University of Warwick Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old. In a study published in Pediatrics, journal of the American Pediatric Association, Professor Dieter Wolke and Dr Suzet Tanya Lereya from the University of Warwick, found being bullied increases the risk for a category of sleep disorders known as parasomnias. These are sleep-related problems such as...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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