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2009-02-23 21:40:20

A Colorado doctor who is also a prize-winning dancer recommends dancing to patients and their spouses for its health, wellness and emotional benefits. Dr. Carla Murphy, chief of staff of the emergency room at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo., says she often sees patients when they are experiencing results of poor eating and sedentary lifestyle. She says she frequently counsels patients on the benefits of dance. Murphy has practiced what she preaches, winning 15...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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