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Recent Study Finds That a Substantial Number of Public School Districts Conduct Random Drug Testing with High School Students

CALVERTON, Md., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A substantial proportion of the nation's public school districts have instituted random drug testing among their high school students, some possibly going beyond sanctions set by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a study led by the Pa...

New Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of Swing Districts Finds Strong, Bi-Partisan Opposition to Cutting Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Democracy Corps Battleground Poll of likely voters in swing congressional districts conducted in mid-December when Congress was in its final FY 2008 budget deliberations, and released today, found strong, bipartisan opposition to cutting Medicar...

tw telecom Extends Portland Area Network Into Tualatin and Lake Oswego Business Districts

- Network extension provides easier access to more than 1000 additional businesses - Body Imaging Radiology and Pacific Breast Center to access tw telecom's local and national network PORTLAND, Ore., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- tw telecom , (Nasdaq: TWTC ), a leading provider o...

Innovative Wellness Project Launched in Four Maine School Districts

Goal is to improve health of school staff SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and staff in four Maine districts will have an opportunity to participate in a two-year pilot project designed to lower their health risks and improve their overall health. T...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

Twenty-eight of Bihar's 32 districts are infected with kala azar, the deadly black fever, as poverty, unhygienic lifestyle and government apathy make the disease endemic to the region. // Experts running kala azar research centres in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and ...

The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa

With the ever-increasing unsafe sex practices, massive migration and low awareness there has been a significant increase in the incidence of the killer disease // amongst the tribal community, living close to coastal Orissa. Several districts of Orissa including Ganjam, Kendrapara, Balasore N...

Government Plans to Set Up Drug Banks in All Districts

The government plans to set up drug banks in all 604 districts of the country to provide essential medicines to the poor free of charge and a committee has been set up to study the feasibility of the proposal. Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday said that the com...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

The Kerala Government has sanctioned funds for districts affected by the crippling Chikungunya fever in a bid to curtail the deadly virus . Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said that ten million rupees have been granted to the affected districts of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta to fight the ...

Bird Flu In Eastern Cambodian Districts

An additional two districts in Cambodia have now been affected by bird flu killing thousands of ducks. Health officials suggested// that the outbreaks happened after a man smuggled infected ducks in from Vietnam. Ku Chanthan, a veterinary official in the province was quoted as telling Reuters ...

Reports Of Chikun Guniya In Few Maharashtra Districts

The viral epidemic Chikun guniya, which spreads through mosquitoes, has been reported in a few districts of Maharashtra, an official said today//. "About seven to eight districts are affected with the disease but the number of cases has declined from what was reported in April and May," Stat...

African Viral Fever Hits Two TN Districts

'Chikun gunya', a viral fever common in Africa, has struck parts of Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin Districts in Tamil Nadu, prompting health department officials// to take steps to contain them. The disease, which could have been transmitted by 'aedes mosquitoes, had been reported in Tamil Nadu...

President Obama's Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed

...emocrat-controlled House of Representatives over the strong objections of Blue Dog Democrats -those who represent moderate or conservative leaning districts - and Republican legislators. Barreto echoes these misgivings and urges extreme due diligence on this landmark legislation. "Elected officials would b...

FRC: Ryan Bill Increases Abortion While Claiming to 'Reduce Need' for Abortion

... is a moderate bill. No pro-life groups support this legislation, which seems designed to give some Democrats in politically challenging congressional districts the cover they need against charges they support abortion-on-demand. "Whatever Rep. Ryan's intent, his proposal is fraught with funding for a...

Video: Sodexo Takes on Childhood Obesity in School Cafeterias

...l program on an a la carte basis--inclusive of products in the cafeteria, school store, snack carts, and vending machines in more than 470 U.S. school districts served by Sodexo. As a result of the agreement, Sodexo will only offer age appropriate portion sizes that limit total calories. The company w...

Alpharma's Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness

...earn, a grassroots educational program, at the 2009 Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The program supports local school districts and colleges through initiatives that encourage students to learn more about agriculture and how their food is produced, and to share their insights a...

CPF Announces Dates for Seventh Annual National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week

...ed by PF to take action on the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA), H.R. 1079, by meeting with their Members of Congress in their home districts during the August congressional recess. Following district outreach, the CPF will celebrate National PF Awareness Week September 14-21 and meet with ...

Video: National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas

...las can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows Six Counties in Louisiana Seriously Impacted by AIDS

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows Nearly 24% of Counties in New Jersey Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows Massachusetts' Suffolk County Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows Eight Counties in Virginia Seriously Impacted by AIDS

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows California's San Francisco County Seriously Impacted by HIV

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

MapHIV.org Shows 18% of Georgia's Counties are Seriously Impacted by HIV

...as can map available data in multiple ways, including by age, gender and race/ethnicity. They can also view their congressional and state legislative districts overlaid on the county-level HIV/AIDS prevalence maps. This is the first edition of what the National Minority Quality Forum plans to be an evolv...

Deploying the Power of Music to Save Lives West Africa's Most Beloved Singer Raises His Voice to End Malaria

...on Agency, ChildFund International, IntraHealth, Helen Keller International, Against Malaria Foundation, NetMark, Senegalese Red Cross Society, Health districts and Medical Regions, Micronutrient Initiative (MI), (DANSE) Division of Feeding, Nutrition and Child Survival, National Health Information and Health ...

National Minority Quality Forum to Release Groundbreaking National HIV/AIDS Atlas

...th HIV (non-AIDS) and AIDS. The Atlas can display available data by age, gender, or race/ethnicity and can overlay congressional and state legislative districts on the county-level data. WHAT: NATIONAL MEDIA BRIEFING & TELECONFERENCE - HIV/AIDS ATLAS RELEASE WHO: Gary Puckrein , PhD, Presiden...

Government Must Not Balance Budget on the Backs of the Poor

...rden of this economic crisis, but the poor and vulnerable must not bare a disproportionate share. As Catholic Charities agencies in congressional districts across the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico experience unprecedented numbers of people coming to their doors for food, housing, health care and the...

Dr. Philip A. DeFina of International Brain Research Foundation Joins Montgomery Academy Board of Trustees

...zed instruction, counseling, transition, performing arts, athletics, technology, social skills and summer programs to students from over fifty sending districts in eight New Jersey counties. Its mission is to support and nurture youngsters who have emotional, behavioral and learning challenges that have not be...

Record-Breaking Internet Pharmacy Prosecution Nets Millions for Iowa Law Enforcement

... and 1 pharmacist - were convicted in federal court. Twelve additional doctors entered into pretrial diversion agreements or were prosecuted in other districts using information gathered during the investigation. Evidence in the case included 1.5 terabytes of electronic data and well over 440,000 documents -...

UGA grad program expands to prepare teachers to work with secondary students with autism

...with ASD. CAATT will work largely with teachers in three diverse school districts in rural, urban and suburban areas of Northeast Georgia. "Our primary ef...hers in Clarke, Cobb and Forsyth county schools. Teachers from other school districts have also participated in one or more of the courses being offered. "Com...

The Westin Kierland Resort And Mayo Clinic Present "Well Beyond" Weekend

...; and the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club. As an added benefit, The Westin Kierland is adjacent to Kierland Commons, one of the hottest shopping and dining districts in the Valley. For more information about The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa please visit www.kierlandresort.com or call 480-624-1000. About ...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Applauds Sodexo for Their Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity

...l program on an a la carte basis--inclusive of products in the cafeteria, school store, snack carts, and vending machines in more than 470 U.S. school districts served by Sodexo. As a result of the agreement, Sodexo will only offer age appropriate portion sizes that limit total calories. The company will ...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Applauds Sodexo for Their Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity

...l program on an a la carte basis--inclusive of products in the cafeteria, school store, snack carts, and vending machines in more than 470 U.S. school districts served by Sodexo. As a result of the agreement, Sodexo will only offer age appropriate portion sizes that limit total calories. The company will...

California Public Pension Crisis: The Ticking Time Bomb, a Full Disclosure Network Cable TV Series

...ed health care benefits that is three times all outstanding debt now in California. Keith Richman cites State Legislative Analyst reports that School districts are likely to go bankrupt. Segment #5: Only ten percent of Counties have funded or partially funded public employee benefit plans. Plans includ...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

... benefit the students, from being one of the first districts in Texas to install AEDs, to testing our student a...our lives and I only hope other schools and school districts around the nation can benefit from our experiences..., FISD is at the top of the fastest growing school districts in Texas and the nation growing by 12-30 percent a...

H1N1: What You Should Know

...ed the following press release: As a Dallas-based physician, there has been a recent flurry of panic about the H1N1 (swine influenza). School districts closed down. Intramural sports statewide were cancelled. Some even suggested closing the border with Mexico, where approximately three quarters of a ...

Pakistan Crisis Puts Pregnant Women At Increased Risk

...rred from the Jalozai camp and others in the area. A UNFPA team this week assessed reproductive health needs and identified service gaps in five districts hosting Pakistanis who fled the conflict in recent days. In addition to offering services in the camps, the Fund will strengthen four district hospita...

403(b) Administration Now Turn-Key with New 'Single Solution/Multi-Provider' Web Hosted Platform - 403(b)connect

...rators needing the ability to look at a single plan across all plan providers." With the regulatory changes, nonprofit clients such as school districts or hospitals are required to know their plans are compliant for employee participants who own a 403(b). 403(b)connect actually makes compliance simpl...

EO Medicaid Cuts Would Harm People

...rder treatment services." "The Legislature must understand that Medicaid cuts will cause pain and suffering in every one of the state's 110 House districts and in every one of the state's 38 Senate districts," the MHA's Johnson said. "Difficult choices must be made and cuts that do not cause human pain ar...

In-Home Caregivers Standing by Nationwide to Support Increased Need Due to Swine Flu

... Sittercity.com's Caregivers Prepared with Flu Preparedness Information from American Red Cross CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As school districts across the nation are closing down due to the swine flu (H1N1 flu outbreak), millions of parents are now searching for safe and reliable in-home careg...

Bright Horizons Responds to National Health Emergency With Pandemic Alert Back-Up Child Care Solutions

...ow days or for planned reasons like school vacation week or professional development days. However, this week the CDC warned parents and employers in districts with swine flu-related school closings that parents should not send children to another group care setting because that risks further exposure. For e...
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