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2008-06-05 18:00:38

HOUSTON, June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U.S.News & World Report announced the results of the 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals, identifying the top 30 pediatric hospitals in the country. The comprehensive survey -- whose results appear in the June 9 issue of the magazine -- ranks Texas Children's Hospital in Houston No. 6 among the nation's pediatric hospitals. In addition to general pediatrics, for the first time U.S.News developed separate rankings in specific...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'