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2008-06-24 15:03:07

By Emily Christensen, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jun. 24--WATERLOO -- Twenty-one years ago Marian Ballard underwent radiation treatment in the basement of Schoitz Memorial Hospital. The dark, dreary room did little to lift the spirits of the men and women seeking treatment for cancer. There were no volunteers mingling among the patients to lend an ear or bring them a cup of coffee or a cookie. It was all business, and for some it saved lives. But, area doctors knew patients...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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