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2014-01-23 12:29:33

The Proposal Comes at a Time When Mental Health Advocates Cite a Critical Shortage of Behavioral Health Beds and Services and When 40,000 Patients a Year are Being Boarded in Mass. Hospital Emergency Departments for Days and Even Weeks Waiting for Care The Closing of Taunton Will be Devastating for Patients in the Southeast Region Where ED Overcrowding is the Highest and Where Utilization of Mental Health Services is in Great Demand TAUNTON, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --...


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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