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2008-03-17 06:00:06

By Kathleen Fackelmann Donald McEwen was driving on I-480 when he saw an ad on the back of a bus recruiting people for a study on diabetes. He picked up his cellphone almost immediately. "I was scared to death," he says now about the pain, fatigue and vision problems caused by his diabetes.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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