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2014-09-11 08:28:31

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of senior information technology executives at some of the nation's largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics - a technology that is central to achieving the systematic quality improvements and cost reductions required by healthcare reform. Health Catalyst surveyed members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), all of whom are chief...

2014-09-11 08:26:47

LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey suggests that pornography is the fuel poisoning marriages at alarming rates. Over 1 in 3 (35%) married men are stepping outside of marriage by having sexual affairs, and 1 in 6 (17%) married women are cheating on their spouses. Showing no favoritism, affairs are infecting Christian marriages at the same rate as it is crippling marriages nationwide. In addition, if a married man has an affair, it's likely to be...

2014-09-11 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes adoption by the Greek Parliament of a new law to combat and penalize acts of racism and Holocaust denial. "This legislation is an important step for strengthening Greek society, as the nation confronts extremists who promote hate and untruths, which can be accompanied by intimidation and the threat of violence," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The bill, an initiative of Prime Minister Samaras to update a 1979...

2014-09-11 04:21:17

MIAMI, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HolaDoctor.com, the leading health website in the Hispanic digital market, launched a new Interactive Health Insurance Center which aims to inform and educate Hispanics on how to apply for and acquire health coverage in 2015. According to the Affordable Care Act, which came into effect in March 2010, all citizens and legal residents of the United States must be covered by health insurance or they may have to pay a fee and assume all their health...

2014-09-11 04:20:54

Case Funding Firm says firestorm has hit the most profitable sports league this week, while they still deal with lawsuits involving NFL Concussion and Painkiller cases. DALLAS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that the NFL is under fire for various cases in the media. According to CNN, on Monday, Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice was released from the team and indefinitely suspended by the NFL after a video...

2014-09-11 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DECAF COFFEE Profile America -- Thursday, September 11th. Through the centuries of coffee's popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, when Ludwig...

2014-09-10 23:14:07

The Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards launched this week. The WEGO Health Activist Awards program is an opportunity for patient influencers to connect with one another, raise awareness for their conditions and be recognized for the difference they have made in other patients’ lives. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 WEGO Health, a network of over 100,000 patient influencers, announced today that nominations are open for its Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards program. The...

2014-09-10 23:12:36

Charitable Gift Annuities have long been a cornerstone of major Charitable Gifts for large Nonprofits and Foundations. Planned Giving Marketing Solutions now offers a Gift Annuity program for all nonprofits and foundations regardless of size! Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Introducing 'Legacy Charitable Gift Annuity'...Planned Giving Marketing Solutions introduces a new CGA program that is available to all nonprofits and foundations regardless of their size. PGMS...

2014-09-10 23:12:22

Suicide is the leading cause of death of people with schizophrenia Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 During Suicide Prevention Week, September 8 - 12 and Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2014, author Janice Holly Booth reflects on the loss of a mentally ill friend to suicide. “Janet was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia but she would not take her medications,” says Booth. “She attempted to kill herself by jumping off a bridge, but was apprehended and...

2014-09-10 23:12:13

Approved online continuing education company provides free distribution of material for individuals and healthcare professionals. The information will assist in understanding and preventing domestic violence. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CE-Classes.com has announced that it will provide free information about domestic violence. The material will identify risky behaviors, risk factors, consequences, treatments and methods for preventing domestic violence. This will serve 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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