Business News Archive - July 11, 2005

Patient navigator programs seek to help cancer patients and providers address specific social barriers to care within a healthcare system and thus represent an important strategy to improve care, according to a new study.

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'