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2008-11-13 09:00:37

Proventys Inc., a healthcare technology company committed to advancing personalized medicine at the point of care, today announced that founder Dr. Ralph Snyderman received Frost & Sullivan's 2008 North American Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of personalized medicine. Dr. Snyderman accepted the award Wednesday at the 2008 Excellence in Healthcare Innovation Awards Banquet in San Antonio, Texas. Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, Dr....

Word of the Day
  • 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.'