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2014-07-12 16:20:04

About 50 flashy, fun automobiles gathered on hospital parking deck for kids and families staying in hospital ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caden Bowles, an 11-year-old boy who loved cars, desperately needed a hero: a donor who could provide him with a second heart transplant he needed to survive. Caden had received his first heart transplant as a baby at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. But that heart was no longer working well enough to keep him alive....

2014-04-30 12:22:10

More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they...

2014-03-18 16:25:54

Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents of kids with and without nut allergies don't support schoolwide bans on nut-containing products, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Schools don't have a single standard for managing...

2014-03-17 16:28:23

Bioresorbable splints used for just second time ever, successfully improved breathing so baby can go home for the first time ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of...

2014-02-26 12:25:56

Only 12 percent without coverage take classes; suggests more breastfeeding support needed, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The American...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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