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2011-02-15 10:53:00

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offers multidisciplinary approach to correct irregular heartbeat CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2.6 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (a-fib)--an erratic heartbeat. If left untreated, the condition can lead to stroke or heart failure. For three decades, 58 year old David Ryan was one of the millions of Americans suffering from the disease. His illness affected him both emotionally and physically; his episodes...

2011-02-08 07:07:00

LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StoryMarket, a new content network for syndicators, publishers, freelancers and bloggers, is being launched later this month by The World Company. Media organizations and individuals interested in developing new opportunities to buy, sell or share content are invited to register for the public beta at storymarket.com. The Associated Press and Universal Uclick have signed agreements to contribute content to StoryMarket. StoryMarket, the latest...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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