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2011-07-25 09:30:00

Births from Cesarean-sections in the United States are at an all-time high, with more than one in three births attributed to the surgical delivery method, an increase of 25 percent over the past seven years, according to various media reports. The study findings, conducted by HealthGrades, were based on data from 19 states and showed the C-sections rose up from 27 percent of all births in 2002 to 34 percent in 2009. "C-sections are rising, and there needs to be a little bit more scrutiny...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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