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2014-05-09 23:10:15

A speaker known for frankness, sensitivity and humor, Mr. Stucker’s talk will center on how families and employers can help those with mental health challenges recover. NAMI Metro Baltimore is the local affiliate for the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Baltimore affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced it is hosting a lecture and discussion led by Virgil Stucker, founding Chairman...

Middle Age Men Face Double The Risk Of Death Due To Social Stress
2014-05-09 10:51:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mental health experts have long touted the benefits of a strong social support network, particularly in times of stress. But what if that support network is a source of stress? A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has found that frequent arguments with friends and family can actually increase mortality in middle age, especially in men and those not gainfully employed. Study author Rikke Lund,...

2014-05-08 23:16:10

Joshua Hilgers, Director of Strategy and Development at VelaPoint Personal Insurance, will be a featured speaker at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo on May 9, 2014. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Joshua Hilgers, Director of Strategy and Development at VelaPoint Personal Insurance, will be a featured speaker at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo on May 9, 2014. The focus of this forum is consumerism and Hilgers will address the recent changes...

2014-05-08 09:49:32

Patients from minority ethnic groups in the US may be facing racist attitudes and beliefs that can unintentionally affect their treatment, a review of healthcare providers has found. The world first review explored interpersonal racism perpetrated by healthcare providers, a key driver of racial disparities in health. Interpersonal racism refers to racist interactions between individuals, rather than internalized or systemic or institutional racism. Researchers Ms Mandy Truong and Dr...

2014-05-08 09:28:50

Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. Scientists at Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University have found a way to spot the adolescents most susceptible to specific risk factors for delinquency. Breaking down a survey of over 30,000 teens, researchers...

2014-05-07 11:05:54

Although the United States is spending more on welfare than ever before, most of that money is going to better-off families rather than the very poorest. Robert A. Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, found that the U.S. has gotten more generous over time in supporting low-income families, spending 74 percent more inflation-adjusted dollars on welfare programs in 2007 than in 1975. But for the 2.5 million single parent families with the...

2014-05-07 08:23:51

Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force. WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges GENEVA, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For four years, states keenly supported the initiative for establishing the World Nature Organization (WNO). Now, the intergovernmental organization has been founded and the WNO treaty enters into force. Geneva- Emerging and developing countries, already suffering the consequences of global warming, climate change and other...

2014-05-06 23:14:27

Executive Vice President of Data Facts, Inc completes 3.5-day Leadership Training (LDI Program) with the New Memphis Institute. This comprehensive, yet personal approach to enhancing leadership techniques enables participants to tap into their own leadership strengths and build on those to lead their team to the next level. Memphis TN (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Data Facts Inc, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending and background screening solutions, congratulates Julie Wink, Executive Vice...

2014-05-06 12:26:35

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire fighters are rated the most trustworthy; politicians with the lowest level of trust According to a global study on trusted professions conducted by GfK Verein fire fighters are at top of the list. In almost all countries politicians are trusted the least. The global study encompasses the empirically researched trust in over 30 professions with which people enter into relationships in their daily lives. The selection...

2014-05-01 12:28:20

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This report provides data on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The "near-poor" are people with family income between 100 and 125 percent of the poverty thresholds, allowing for a full examination of the low-income population. The...


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10 Tips To A Great Summer
2012-07-16 20:56:36

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy. Here are a few things that may just help accomplish that and also to stay safe during this summer. #1 Weather is always a big player in whichever season it maybe, but the summer is a when the United States experiences some of its most severe weather such as Tornadoes and Hurricanes. The best tip for this is to be prepared. If the National Weather Service issues a watch or...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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