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2011-07-07 09:12:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Gervasio Lamas, chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, will now also serve as Mount Sinai's Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Lamas has been part of the Mount Sinai family for nearly 20 years and is actively involved with the institution's teaching program and research initiatives making him a natural choice for overseeing the institution's department of medicine. (Photo:...

2008-09-26 17:00:00

Government officials have stopped enrolling people in the largest alternative medicine study ever attempted as they investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected.Over 1,500 heart attack survivors are involved in the research, which tests a controversial treatment called chelation"”mainly used to treat lead poisoning.Dr. Gervasio Lamas of the University of Miami, who is leading the study, said more than two people have died, although...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'