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2008-12-11 09:56:00

NHPCO and NHF support call for Americans to "Tell Their Stories" ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President-Elect Obama has indicated that healthcare reform will be a top priority in his administration. Senator Tom Daschle, who has accepted Obama's offer to serve as health and human services secretary, is the leader of the Transition's Health Policy Team. Daschle is asking Americans to help with reform efforts by sharing their healthcare experiences and concerns....

2008-08-08 15:00:55

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation honor the recipients of the 2008 Circle of Life Award(R). This prestigious award celebrates innovation in end-of-life care and highlights programs that demonstrate superior vision, depth, and scope. Award recipients were announced July 25 at the American Hospital Association's annual summit in San Diego. This year's Award winners are: -- Pain and Palliative...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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