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2014-07-23 12:31:36

Medicare reforms needed to protect rural access to home health for vulnerable seniors WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Grange expressed support today for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act introduced last week by Congressmen Greg Walden (R-OR) and Tom Price (R-GA) to restore funding for skilled home health services that are vital to American seniors, particularly those living in rural parts of the country. The SAVE...

2014-07-23 12:31:16

Study quantifies lost savings from REMS and related restricted access tactics WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Use of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and other restricted access programs to delay generic market entry results in $5.4 billion in lost savings annually, according to a new survey and analysis by economic consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors (MGA). Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/129680 Required by the Food and Drug...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...

2014-07-23 08:38:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GetInsured, a leading health insurance exchange platform, announced today it has partnered with Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, to offer employers customized health insurance solutions for employees who do not qualify for sponsored plans. Lockton will offer GetInsured's cloud-based exchange platform as part of its Lockton Marketplace solution, making it easy for...

2014-07-23 08:36:55

Pioneering Social Work Institution Extends its Reach to Help Fill National Need for Qualified Clinical Social Work Professionals BOSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons College School of Social Work announced today that its inaugural class of students has begun courses in SocialWork@Simmons, the school's online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program. In 1904, Simmons College became the first college in the country to offer a clinical social work program; today the Simmons School of...

2014-07-23 08:32:06

ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCOS Challenge announces its annual PCOS Awareness Symposium in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The event will feature some of the world's leading Polycystic Ovary Syndrome experts, and bring together clinicians, researchers and hundreds of patients for a day of sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about PCOS. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129570 Photo -...

2014-07-23 08:31:46

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center has created an amazing new service for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Texas by making certain they instantly get the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys. If you are a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or a family member of one, and the you reside in Texas please contact the Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466 before you obtain the services of any law firm to ensure you have...

2014-07-23 08:30:57

Frost & Sullivan's complimentary webinar uncovers significant opportunities for Healthcare and ICT players as HIS transforms the future of both industries MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 31, 2014 LOCATION: Online, with free registration SPEAKER: Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights Research Analyst Bhargav Rajan http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129510 Given increasing healthcare...

2014-07-23 08:30:19

Cognizant to Help NAPHSIS Enhance and Promote its Electronic Verification of Vital Events (EVVE) System TEANECK, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPHSIS (National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems) has selected Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) as a consulting and technology partner to transform its Electronic Verification of Vital Events (EVVE) system in order to make it easier for businesses and government entities to verify birth and death records, and...

2014-07-23 08:23:26

DAYTON, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wed. July 30, 2014 at 9 AM - 1000s of items will be offered at a Live US Treasury Dept. Public Auction. This auction will feature vehicles such as BMW's, Porsche, Land Rover, Mercedes, Boats, Motorcycles, Steinway Piano, Artwork, Coins, Jewelry, Gold & Silver Bars, Novelty items, Toys, Electronics and more! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129550 Buyers will be able to choose from single item lots, as well 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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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