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2010-01-25 12:59:37

Researchers at Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego and colleagues have found that prostate cancer treatments varied significantly between county hospitals and private providers. Patients treated in county hospitals are more likely to undergo surgery while patients treated in private facilities tend to receive radiation or hormone therapy. These findings were published online by the journal Cancer on January 25. "The study examined the factors that drive treatment...

2010-01-13 08:44:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the nation's number of uninsured patients continues to rise, Cardinal Health is helping hospitals contain pharmaceutical costs by connecting their low-income patients with pharmaceutical manufacturer programs that offer free or discounted medications. Many pharmaceutical manufacturers offer assistance programs that provide patients who meet specific requirements with access to free or discounted medications. When uninsured patients are...

2009-11-24 07:30:48

New study emphasizes importance of stable source of care for low-income children Low-income children who don't access health care from the same place or provider over the long term are significantly more likely to have unmet health care needs compared with those do, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Studies like this are crucial to informing the financing and delivery of quality health care for children, the researchers report. "In the current policy debates about...

2009-09-16 10:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Elderplan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare contract, will provide diagnostic imaging services to its nearly 16,000 members through an exclusive agreement with Care to Care, LLC, a leading radiology benefit management (RBM) company. In announcing the agreement, George Ingram, Elderplan Associate Vice President of Network Planning and Development, said "Elderplan members referred to diagnostic imaging by their primary...

2009-09-15 09:32:08

The latest edition of Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos reports that Hispanic/Latino Americans "“the largest, fastest-growing, and youngest minority in the United States"”have a unique cancer risk profile that requires a targeted approach to cancer prevention. The report finds Hispanic/Latino Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to develop and die from all cancers combined as well as the four most common cancers (female breast, prostate, colorectum,...

2009-09-10 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's vision for health care reform will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. But for the National Hispanic Medical Association, which represents doctors across the nation who care for Hispanic patients, what is more important is that the President's health reform will provide insurance to those who don't have it and slow the growth of health care costs for families, businesses, and the...

2009-08-20 12:20:00

Hospital quality among factors leading to survival differences Hospitals that treat more black cancer patients have worse survival rates on average for patients with breast and colon cancer, regardless of race, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.The research helps explain why African-Americans with breast or colon cancer are less likely than white patients to survive the disease."This work highlights the importance of how where a patient...

2009-08-03 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today published 2006 estimates of health insurance coverage for each of the nation's counties. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are based on models combining data from a variety of sources, including the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, Census 2000, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program, the...

2009-07-29 11:17:35

The latest findings of the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project reveal potential new targets for reducing racial disparities in prostate cancer survival and highlight the importance of the health care delivery system. The study reports differences in physician trust, access to care, and continuity of care between African American and Caucasian men which result in advanced prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis and contribute to the higher death rate among African American men....

2009-06-26 00:49:09

A drop in colorectal cancer incidence seen throughout the United States has not occurred among people living in poorer communities, researchers said. American Cancer Society epidemiologists examined colorectal cancer incidence trends from 1995-2004 from 19 cancer registries covering about 53 percent of the U.S. population. They compared incidence rates among different ages, races/ethnicities and county-level indicators of access to healthcare -- poverty level, supply of primary care...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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