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2012-12-22 05:03:10

Dr. Peretz stresses the importance of early detection Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Scoliosis–derived from the Greek word for “bending”–is an unnatural curving of the spine that occurs in roughly 1 percent of the population. A healthy spine looks straight from the back, but in a person with scoliosis, the spine can look more like the letter “C” or “S” than an “I,” explains Andrew Peretz, M.D., a surgeon with Somers...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

Dr. Andrew Peretz with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group Says It's Time To Take Simple Steps To Protect Your Back Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 “We don't typically see snow-shoveling injuries in October,” says Dr. Andrew Peretz of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Group, “but this hasn't been a typical year.” When a freak storm hit the Northeast before Halloween, millions of people retrieved shovels from the depths of the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • 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.'