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1. a set of organized procedures.
2. a list describing such procedures.
early intervention program a multidisciplinary approach to assess and treat the problems of children who are at developmental risk or who have handicaps. The setting of the program will vary and is often dependent on the age of the child.
independent living program a residential facility providing rehabilitative services for the individual with a disability.
twelve step p's self-help groups for people dealing with addictions, based on the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous.


1. A formal set of procedures for conducting an activity.
2. An ordered list of instructions directing a computer to carry out a desired sequence of operations required to solve a problem.


(prō′grăm′, -grəm)
1. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
a. All or part of the genetic code of a cell or organism.
b. A characteristic sequence of developmental or behavioral events in a cell or organism, often considered to result from the expression of genes.
c. A stimulus or training sequence that causes an organism to exhibit a behavior, as by conditioning.
tr.v. pro·grammed, pro·gramming, pro·grams or pro·gramed or pro·graming
1. To provide (a cell or organism, for example) with a genetic program: cells that are programmed to produce insulin.
2. To cause (an effect or action) by means of a genetic program; determine genetically: "The basic housekeeping duties that a human and a yeast cell must perform are the same and are programmed by recognizably similar genes inherited from a common, single-celled ancestor" (Nicholas Wade).

pro·gram′ma·bil′i·ty n.
pro′gram′ma·ble adj.


Etymology: Gk, pro + gramma, record
a sequence of instructions, written in a computer programming language, that controls the functions of a computer.


1. A formal set of procedures for conducting an activity.
2. An ordered list of instructions directing a computer to carry out a sequence of operations required to solve a problem or process data.
3. A planned learning activity for patients, providers, or others involved in health care.
Synonym(s): programme.

program, programme

a planned course of action, e.g. herd health program, production program.

public program
a disease control program available to all members of the public, e.g. rabies control, tuberculosis eradication.
whole farm program
one which takes into account all of the enterprises on a farm and presents a financial accounting of the farm as a whole.

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Q. help program for infertil couple MY NAME IS ALEX AND I'M 44 YEARDS OLD AND MY WIFE IS NILDA AND SHE IS 41 YEARS OLD

A. Your infertility treatment plan will depend on the cause or causes behind your infertility. Infertility treatment also depends on whether the problem is from the woman’s side, the man’s side, both sides, or remains unexplained.The good news is that 85% to 90% of couples dealing with infertility are treated with low-tech treatments, like medication or surgery, with less than 3% being treated by Assisted Reproductive Technologies, like IVF. Of those treated for infertility, two-thirds will go onto have a baby. A common cause of infertility in women, ovulation disorders account for about 25% of female factor infertility cases. The first line of treatment for most women with ovulation problems is through medication. Fertility drugs can help a woman ovulate 80% of the time. For the full article: Hope this helps.

Q. Is there a program that can pay for my ADHD medicine while i'm in college? I need my medicine in order to concentrate while in college but, i can't afford it because it's expensive and my parents aren't going to help me with college at all. I need to know if there is a program that can pay for my insurance while i'm in college so i can graduate.

A. there are student loans. As soon as you decide which school you are going to get in touch with their financial aid office and ask for help. Also, apply for every scholarship possible - Get online and research and fill out applications like crazy. Good Luck.

Q. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight. This is Goodday of 23 years old. I need some liquid diet program to reduce my weight.

A. Hi I’m following a liquid diet program by drinking a protein shake 3 to 4 times a day along with 3 small meals. Initially start by taking protein shake every 3 hours for a total of 4 shakes with no other foods. Do it for some time and not all days. If you follow this diet for 3 days/week then you can lose 1 pound each week on this program.

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The critics' key argument was that contracting out would leave the public program at a great disadvantage.
All of our public programs, including the first public program formed in 1979, have continued to pay distributions every consecutive quarter since inception.
Tenders are invited for services for the management and execution of the creative lab public programs, a component of the creative lab accelerator program fy16 dbedts creative industries division (cid) is requesting proposals from qualified applicants for the services of an individual or company to manage, curate and execute the creative lab public programs (clpp), a component of the creative lab accelerator program (cl program).
5857) in the Washington legislature would force employers, unions, taxpayers, and public programs to pay drugstores more for prescription drugs, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today.
Rick Perry has championed private-market health care solutions and criticized public programs like Medicaid for being inefficient.
We have once again sifted through the bulky steel filing cabinets in the SFMOMA offices to bring you another unpublished artist talk from our vast archive of cassette tapes, recordings of public programs spanning more than 30 years.
Residents in these areas can now receive the Oman Radio public programs at FM 100.
of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Scott (economics, Dartmouth College) collect 28 articles that demonstrate different methods used in evaluating public programs and examples of actual programs in different public policy settings.
The Municipal Art Society of New York, as part of its campaign for a Grand Moynihan Station, has launched a series of public programs to explore the rare opportunity that exists to build a world-class train station at New York's landmark post office building on 8th Avenue near Penn Station
The scope of the plan, due to be complete by early fall, is to inventory existing facilities and public programs, assess needs and propose improvements.
However, Klein and his advisors left one important item out of their analysis: almost all other countries with national health care insurance provide a greater breadth of services through their public programs than does Canada.
And cumulatively, the steady price escalation has caused drugs to be used irrationally because patients and public programs cannot afford reliable supplies, leading to unplanned interruptions and people not receiving the medication they need.

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