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2007-11-01 18:00:45

By Beth Gorham, THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON - Canada has the worst rating in a new study of health care in seven countries when it comes to wait times for seeing doctors and getting elective surgery. And the Commonwealth Fund says Canadians are most likely to report going to an emergency room as an alternative to a visit to a doctor's office or clinic. Some 12,000 people were surveyed last spring by the Commonwealth Fund. The results have now been released in Washington. Only 22 per...

2007-10-08 09:00:44

Care Communications, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information management (HIM), today announced it has signed an agreement with the American College of Surgeons' (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC), a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients, to provide its cancer registry services to support the annual National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Call for Data. "We're excited to have the opportunity to...

2007-09-12 18:00:15

By JULILAN BELTRAME OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's aging population will have little impact on the cost of maintaining a viable national public health-care system over the next 40 years, says a new report. The report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives seeks to debunk the "myth" of runaway costs as baby boomers enter their final years. The 33-page research paper from senior economist Marc Lee predicts the aging baby-boomer generation will add less than one per cent to health-care...

2006-07-04 07:10:00

NEW YORK -- One in five cancer survivors younger than 65 delay getting necessary care, or may not receive such care at all, due to cost, a new study shows. And cancer survivors with no health insurance coverage -- about 17 percent of the total -- are much more likely than those with insurance to delay or miss getting medical care or purchasing prescription medications, the researchers found. "Health care providers and policy makers should recognize that costs may pose considerable barriers...

2006-06-23 10:01:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are seeking medical care in greater numbers than ever before with the number of visits growing at three times the rate of population growth, according to government statistics published on Friday. People made more than 1 billion visits in 2004 to doctors' offices, emergency rooms and hospital outpatient departments, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. This is an increase of 31 percent from 10 years before, while...

2006-05-30 15:25:37

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite complaints about long waits for services, Canadians are healthier than their U.S. neighbors and receive more consistent medical care, according to a report released on Tuesday. A telephone survey of more than 8,000 people showed that even though Americans spend nearly twice as much per capita for health care, they have more trouble getting care and have more unmet health needs than Canadians do. The...

2006-04-24 15:03:20

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday. A national survey of 432 blacks and 522 whites found the former "were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health care providers," wrote Chanita Hughes Halbert of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2006-04-24 15:30:44

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday. A national survey of 432 blacks and 522 whites found the former "were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health care providers," wrote Chanita Hughes Halbert of the University of Pennsylvania in...

2005-12-13 12:10:00

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday. The America's Health Rankings report, issued at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting, showed that 23.1 percent of the U.S. population is now considered obese, more than twice the level in 1990. It also found that while the number of smokers has fallen by almost a...

2005-12-13 07:00:00

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA -- Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday. The America's Health Rankings report, issued at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting, showed that 23.1 percent of the U.S. population is now considered obese, more than twice the level in 1990. It also found that while the number of smokers has fallen by almost a third...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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