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2014-07-15 00:20:33

Northwestern Memorial's third consecutive year on Honor Roll and being recognized as No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago Metro Region CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is pleased to announce that both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Hospitals. Northwestern Memorial is 10(th) in the nation on the exclusive, Best...

2014-07-14 23:00:08

Hospital Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Morristown Medical Center (MMC) has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top five New York metro area hospitals and one of the best hospitals in the nation for 2014-15 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology, as reported today in the publication’s annual Best...

2014-07-08 12:28:42

HOUSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has been recognized again, by U.S. News & World Report, as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals. Texas Children's Heart Center improved their national ranking, placing second in the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 survey. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124821 For more than half a century, TCHC's compassion-driven multidisciplinary team has combined...

2014-06-24 12:24:26

Michael Porter of Harvard, Elizabeth Nabel of Brigham & Women's, Kenneth Davis of Mount Sinai, Carl Armato of Novant Health and Esther Dyson of EDVenture Holdings to headline event WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today announced that Michael Porter, world renowned Harvard Business School professor and author of "Redefining Health Care," will deliver the opening keynote address at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference, taking place October 6-8,...

2014-06-24 08:28:02

Searchable directory features nearly 950 community colleges nationwide WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges, today unveiled the first U.S. News Community College Directory, available exclusively on usnews.com. The new directory, which features listings of nearly 950 community colleges from 50 states, was designed to help the millions of students who hope to pursue a certificate or two-year degree program at a school in...

2014-06-24 00:20:44

Paris is Still the World's Best Place to Visit WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer vacation, U.S. News & World Report today released its annual rankings of the World's Best Places to Visit. The new list features 25 of the most recommended vacation destinations by travel experts and consumers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO For the second year in a row Paris held tight to the No. 1 spot, with a 79 percent approval rating among voters....

2014-06-23 23:04:02

Eastern Kentucky University is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. Richmond, KY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. EKU is the highest ranking Kentucky school among Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Online Graduate Education Programs. “Since our first online course was offered in 2006, we have aimed for excellence in online...

2014-06-19 08:30:07

Three Ektron customers named in U.S. News "Honor Roll" a distinction awarded to only 10 pediatric hospitals nationwide NASHUA, N.H., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, a leading provider of content management and web experience management software, today announced that three of its customers were recently named among the nation's top ten children's hospitals by U.S News and World Report's "2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals." An additional two hospitals, Seattle Children's Hospital and...

2014-06-18 12:31:39

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of health care consumer advice and information, and Pharmacy Times, the pharmacy industry's No. 1 publication, today released the 2014 Top Recommended Health Products. The list brings the collective recommendations of thousands of pharmacists directly to consumers-covering 1,100 over-the-counter brands and more than 150 product categories....

2014-06-18 08:28:14

Nature Made Ranked as the Leading Vitamin and Supplement Brand in 8 Product Segments NORTHRIDGE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature Made(®) is the leading choice of pharmacists in eight key vitamin and supplement segments, according to a broad survey and ranking of top recommended health products released today by U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with Pharmacy Times. Nature Made is ranked as the # 1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for Letter Vitamins (A, B, C,...


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.'