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2014-09-17 23:02:43

The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Two leading solar advocacy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar, applaud the report findings as the latest indicator that affordable solar energy is ready to power our new energy economy. SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) September 17,...

2014-09-17 23:02:27

North Central earns 2014 awards for patient experience, orthopedic care and GYN surgery. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 North Central Surgical Center is proud to announce that they were recently granted several awards for their top-notch services. The hospital was the recipient for several awards regarding patient experience, orthopedic care and GYN surgery. Hospital-wide, North Central was the recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. They have received...

2014-09-17 23:00:46

In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today by The Solar Foundation says America’s K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually – the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways,...

2014-09-17 23:00:44

Novant Health sports medicine expert supports newest research Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents every year. Soon, a blood test may be available to help doctors determine how severe a concussion is and how long recovery will take. In March of this year, Swedish...

2014-09-17 23:00:40

The 5th edition of Charting Outcomes in the Match has been published by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®). The report highlights applicant characteristics that contribute to success in matching to specialties in the Main Residency Match. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The National Resident Matching Program has published Charting Outcomes in the Match, a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between unique applicant characteristics and success in...

2014-09-17 23:00:35

In the five years to 2014, the number of patient visits in the healthcare sector has risen, and this trend has pressed healthcare providers to outsource disposal services to reduce costs, driving industry demand; moreover, rising waste generation and healthcare regulation is anticipated to create opportunities for new entrants over the next five years, driving demand growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Medical Waste Disposal Services...

2014-09-17 20:20:14

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing issued the following statement today following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank: "Congress has left thousands of small, medium and large U.S. exporters and their workers in limbo until the middle of next year and this will likely negatively impact U.S. sales to foreign customers. We will continue to press Congress for a multi-year reauthorization of Ex-Im." Contact:...

2014-09-17 16:27:25

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States doesn't have a singular prescription drug problem, we have a series of challenges related to safety, efficacy and cost, according to Peter Wickersham, senior vice president for Integrated Care and Specialty at Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Wickersham will deliver a keynote address, "Solving America's Drug Problem," at the Managed Markets Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept. 19, 2014. "Opinions may vary on the causes,...

2014-09-17 16:27:20

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global consumption of squalene / squalane is expected to be 4,028.0 Tons by 2019. Squalene is a natural skin-identical chemical that finds applications in various end user industries such as cosmetic & personal care, food supplements, pharmaceuticals, and in other applications like high grade lubrication, and fiber coating additives. The squalene market has a few major players and is regionally segregated. Sophim (France), Amyris Inc....

2014-09-17 16:27:11

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crawford Healthcare, the UK-based advanced wound and skin care company, announces the acquisition of Touchless Care Concepts in the US, which includes its patented range of spray skin protection products. The Touchless Care Concepts (TCC) products use a patented spray mechanism that delivers microfine zinc oxide, miconazole nitrate, and bacitracin to the skin in a controlled manner. This allows for a fast, touchless application to help...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

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