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2006-11-29 12:01:02

By Abe Winter, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Nov. 29--A dinner and a brief program is planned for Monday to honor patients, caregivers and family members who have been affected by Lou Gehrig's disease. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Millard North High School, 1010 S. 144th St., and is being sponsored by the school's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. "It also will serve as a thank you for our many volunteers," said Steve Langan of ALS in the Heartland. The organization...

2005-06-29 06:38:13

Scleroderma's symptoms can range from hardened skin to damaged internal organs It's called scleroderma, a disfiguring disorder that causes the skin and internal organs to harden and tighten. Yet few people have heard of or know much about it. But that's not surprising, because medical experts have great gaps in their knowledge of the disease. There's no known cure for scleroderma, and although it's suspected to be an autoimmune disorder, doctors still debate its true cause. But experts agree...

2004-11-26 03:00:11

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to identify hand factors that change over a five-year period that may be risk factors for the development of functional disability in persons with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Sixty individuals with scleroderma were administered assessments of grip and pinch strength, joint range of motion, and pain, and were observed for the presence of digital ulcers, digital scars, calcium deposits, puffy fingers, and tendon friction rubs. Matched-pairs chi...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: From Basic Science to Clinical Phenotypes. International Review of Child Neurology Series Edited by Paolo Curatolo London, Mac Keith Press, 2003, pp 328, 55.00, US$75.00 ISBN 1 898683 39 5 (Hardback) This book is a comprehensive review of the clinical and molecular aspects of tuberous sclerosis, and is well-illustrated with clinical and radiological examples. It describes the historical evolution of our understanding of tuberous sclerosis and analyzes a wealth of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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