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2011-12-27 08:00:00

Burke Primary Care of Morganton's diabetes self-management education program recently received the American Diabetes Association´s prestigious Education Recognition Certificate. The ADA certificate recognizes the family practice for high-quality patient education essential to effective diabetes treatment and acknowledges that the staff administering the program is composed of knowledgeable health professionals who provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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