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2013-05-24 23:21:55

Launched by SAMHSA to Recognize National Prevention Week Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 “Talk. They Hear You.” a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking, was launched today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The kickoff occurred in conjunction with SAMHSA´s 2013 National Prevention Week–an annual...

2013-05-19 23:03:08

Leading nursing organization supports Tavenner as New CMS Administrator. Thanks Senate for confirming an outstanding nurse leader. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 The Academy applauds the US Senate for confirming Marilyn Tavenner as administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Last night´s vote was bipartisan and overwhelming. Marilyn Tavenner, MHA, BSN, RN, has served as acting-administrator for CMS since 2011. Ms. Tavenner is the first confirmed...

2013-05-15 23:31:41

Securityhunter has been notified of a second Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) to provide security services for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Program Support Center. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Securityhunter, Inc. has been notified that it is one of the awardees of a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) to provide a comprehensive range of security solutions to all federal agencies through the Health and Human Services Program Support Center...

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of Older Americans Month
2013-05-04 06:40:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Older US residents are being challenged to “Unleash The Power Of Age” over the next several weeks as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month this May. According to the US Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Administration On Aging (AoA), Older Americans Month was first established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. At that time, the celebration was known as Senior Citizen´s Month...

Ample Exercise And Physical Activity Not On Most Americans' Agendas
2013-05-03 09:22:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the most part, American adults are not meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity. This not very surprising conclusion comes from a new government statistics report released this week. According to a USA Today report, the new study finds that 79 percent of adults are not meeting the recommended guidelines for either moderate-intensity (e.g. brisk walking) or...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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