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2013-02-14 13:36:05

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California's tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Additionally, the study -- covering the beginning of the program in 1989 to 2008 -- found that the state program helped lead to some 6.8 billion fewer packs of cigarettes being sold that would have been worth $28.5 billion in sales to cigarette companies. The study was designed to calculate the fiscal impact...

2013-02-01 23:01:24

With over 2,200 deaths each day, parents with young families are the key to turning around this preventable disease. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 It's a shocking fact, but true. There are 2,200 deaths each day due to heart disease. But it´s almost entirely preventable and the good habits to prevent heart disease start at an early age. February is American Heart Month and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. As a pediatrician, Dr. Marta Katalenas...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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.'