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2011-07-01 11:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare improved for the second straight month in June, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) The Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index rose one point from 98 to 99 and is up four points since hitting a low of 95 in April. The index, which is based on the Thomson...

2010-12-20 03:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to obtain and afford healthcare continued its decline in November, falling another point according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) The Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index was launched in December 2009 with its baseline measurement set at 100. It declined to 95 by July and then rebounded to 100 by...

2010-12-08 12:07:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to obtain and afford healthcare declined by 3 percent in October, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index was launched in December with its baseline measurement set at 100. It declined to 95 by July and then rebounded to 100 by September. In October, the index fell to 97, a statistically significant change. The...

2010-11-11 23:01:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A study from Thomson Reuters released today shows that the US is no longer the "colossus of science" that it was and has not kept pace with the increased output from European and Asia-Pacific nations. The study, Global Research Report: United States, found that research output from the US has been surpassed by that of Asia and Europe. In 1981, US scientists fielded nearly 40 percent of research papers in the most influential...

2010-11-11 04:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of healthcare for people with employer-sponsored health insurance climbed an estimated 6.3 percent for the year ending June 30, according to a new Thomson Reuters index. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) The Thomson Reuters Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance measures historical and current levels of per capita healthcare...

2010-10-21 04:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to obtain and afford healthcare rose for the second consecutive month in September, reversing a downward trend that had prevailed in the first half of the year, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO ) Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment...

2010-10-14 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has selected Thomson Reuters to develop a secure, interactive tool that will enable researchers to perform comparative effectiveness studies without the need for professional computer programming. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) Comparative effectiveness research...

2010-09-27 09:31:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare rose in August, reversing a more pessimistic outlook that had prevailed all year, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Thomson Reuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) In August, fewer American healthcare consumers reported that they had postponed or cancelled...

2010-08-23 04:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare has hit its lowest level since December, according to a consumer sentiment index from Thomson Reuters. Overall confidence dropped to 95 points on the Thomson Reuters Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index in July -- the lowest level since the index was launched in December 2009. The index is based on telephone interviews with 3,000 people each month. Respondents are asked to...

2010-08-09 09:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters has earned the Communication Seal from DALBAR, Inc. for its Personal Health Insights, an easy-to-read-and-understand health statement for individuals. Employers and health plans provide Personal Health Insights to help beneficiaries understand their healthcare utilization, payments, financial balances and opportunities to improve their health and save money. Personal Health Insights was one of the top five communications tools to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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