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2008-07-03 12:00:00

By Jonathan D. Epstein, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 3--The Buffalo Niagara region has been ranked by a national health care information company as the nation's best market for the value of hospital care. The region beat out 97 other metropolitan areas, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago and Washington, D. C., many of which are renowned for their health care and hospitals. "That's one of the reasons I came to Buffalo: Great hospitals, great community and...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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