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Health News Archive - February 02, 2007

By Jim Getz, The Dallas Morning News Feb. 2--A three-week roller coaster ride over whether Terrell's lone hospital would have to close by Feb. 14 has smoothed out with the announcement that a new operator has taken over. "We have faith," Dr.

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A vaccine that prevents cervical cancer is the consensus pick by some medical experts as the top medical advance of 2006. While it's not exactly a cure, it's a roadblock to one of the deadliest cancers in the world, they say.

British entrepreneur Richard Branson said Thursday he is setting up a nonprofit blood bank to allow parents to store stem cells from their children's umbilical cords.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: KND) today announced that its subsidiaries have signed an agreement to lease eight skilled nursing facilities from Ocadian, L.L.C., a privately held company based in San Francisco, California.

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Nurses hold the 14.5-pound baby boy known as "Super Tonio" in Jesus Kumate Rodriguez Hospital Wednesday in Cancun, Mexico. Antonio's mother, Teresa Alejandra Cruz, 23, and father, Luis Vasconcelos, 38, noted that Cruz gave birth to an 11.46-pound baby girl seven years ago.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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