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2010-10-14 12:11:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Liver tumors affect more than 300 children in the United States each year and management of these children requires coordinated comprehensive care from experts in many disciplines. To answer this problem, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced today the formation of a new Liver Tumor Center that brings together renowned specialists in all aspects of liver cancer who will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the most...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, October 10, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and his crew will unveil a special new Aflac Duck Wingman Bead of Courage to show kids with serious illnesses like cancer that they are not alone in their fight against the disease. The new bead is part of the Aflac Duck's 10th birthday celebration, as the Aflac Duck shares his birthday wish for people across the nation to help give kids facing cancer renewed strength and a reason to smile. To view...

2010-09-23 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the company that pays policyholders cash fast when they are injured or ill, will celebrate its 10th year airing television commercials featuring the Aflac Duck by renewing its commitment to the fight against childhood cancer this September. The company is pledging a corporate gift of $2 million to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, bringing the total money raised by Aflac for childhood...

2010-08-17 10:57:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black children are more likely to be evaluated for abuse than white children with comparable injuries, according to a new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, raising concerns some children are being subjected to unnecessary testing while other cases of abuse go undiagnosed. The study, which appears online today in the journal Pediatrics, looked at 3,063 infants admitted to 39 different pediatric hospitals with traumatic brain...

2010-05-11 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. and Georgia First Lady Rosalynn Carter is the special guest for today's opening of Grady Health System's new comprehensive outpatient mental health facility, the Auburn Avenue Recovery Center. Known worldwide for her work to improve the quality of life for those suffering from mental illness, Mrs. Carter joins health system officials in celebrating the expansion of mental health services available for adults, adolescents and children in Atlanta...

2010-04-14 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were treated to a visit by an "extra-sweet" version of the Aflac Duck to commemorate the iconic spokesduck's 10th birthday party. The celebration featured a life-sized Aflac Duck cake baked by Food Network's famous cake decorator Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. The event, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the cake was...

2010-03-26 06:00:00

ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, March 26, Rent-A-Center is donating $20,000 in video game equipment and televisions to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The equipment and televisions will be used primarily in the teen room at the cancer center. "We are pleased to support the important work undertaken by the dedicated staff at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children's," said Xavier Dominicis, Rent-A-Center vice president of...

2010-03-15 09:00:00

ATLANTA, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Grady's Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center has been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. According to the NAPBC, accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance. During the survey...

2009-12-11 08:50:00

Grant helps fund the construction and operation of the new Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding hospital ATLANTA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of Georgia today announced a $5 million multi-year gift to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with the goal of improving access to care for low-income children. The gift helps fund the construction and operation of a new, state-of-the-art hospital that replaces the existing Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at...

2009-10-07 09:03:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 7 Aflac (NYSE: AFL) announced that it has raised more than $1.16 million for the Aflac Cancer Center through a matching grant campaign with Causes on Facebook, making it the largest sponsored campaign in the history of Causes. The effort also resulted in 851,215 new members joining the Aflac Cancer Center Cause, helping to generate awareness and financial support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Causes application on Facebook has more than 85 million...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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