Health News Archive - April 09, 2005

Abstract Mass lesions of the head and neck in infants and children can be either developmental, inflammatory or neoplastic. Lymphomas (Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's) commonly present as neck lumps in children.

Solar damage There are many non-malignant changes in the skin that are caused by ultraviolet light, for example mottling, wrinkling, coarseness, telangiectasia and atrophy of the skin in later life.

Mannford's Activity Center has proven popular, but city leaders and board members would still like to see it used by more people. Two months after the activity center opened its doors in March 2004, its roster showed more than 300 members and has about the same number now.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.