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Health News Archive - June 05, 2005

First in a two-part series The patient was partially sedated as she headed for a dental appointment that December morning in 2003. Groggy and horizontal in the back seat of her sister's car, she was just blocks from the dentist's office when her cell phone rang.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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