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2011-04-12 15:09:10

Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, along with the other five medical schools in Texas, will host the Association of American Medical College's Regional Conference of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs from April 14-16 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The southern region consists of more than 40 medical schools, the largest number of medical schools in any region. With the theme of the...

2011-04-11 07:10:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, a leading developer of minimally invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) tissue imaging devices, announced today that it has installed the first of its OCT Imaging Systems (OCTIS(TM)) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. This first system sale will be for research use in the laboratory of Dr. Massoud Motamedi, Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering at UTMB. Dr. Motamedi will...

2011-03-29 07:39:00

DALLAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked as the best hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth in the newly expanded U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals rankings for 52 metropolitan areas. In the 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report national report on health care providers, UT Southwestern was nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas: urology; diabetes/endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; and...

2011-03-24 02:00:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is now home to North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas opens to the public Saturday, March 26. The 467,000 square-foot facility marks a new era in cancer care for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond by offering comprehensive services for cancer patients from initial diagnosis through post-recovery. Baylor Dallas, already...

2011-03-17 10:07:00

Earns Distinction from Other Area Programs PLANO, Texas, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Baylor Plano is the only hospital in Collin County accredited by NAPBC; the accreditation includes Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. NAPBC is a...

2011-02-01 13:02:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For its efforts to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU to zero, the Texas Hospital Association has honored The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with the inaugural Bill Aston Award for Quality. Established in 2010, the award recognizes a hospital's measurable success in improving quality and patient outcomes through the sustained implementation of a national and/or state evidence-based patient care...

2011-01-28 08:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced the appointment of Janiece M. Longoria to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Longoria will also stand for election to the Board for a three-year term at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in May. Ms. Longoria is a partner in the law firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall LLP based in Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Board of Directors of...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Freddy Jones, president, All Saints Health Foundation, has announced that he will retire from his post in March 2011. Freddy's extraordinary career spans 19 years and a variety of leadership positions within All Saints Episcopal Hospital including vice president, human resources and chief operating officer. In 1999, Freddy was named president, All Saints Health Foundation. Under his leadership, the All Saints Foundation staff achieved...

2010-12-04 10:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning recordings/Jive Records recording artist David Archuleta will kick off the holiday season in Dallas by taking part in a 22-year tradition, the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade. Archuleta will contribute to the magic of the parade by singing a special number while riding on the 'Sounds of the Season' float. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101204/DA12228 ) The Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, presented by...

2010-11-22 09:57:00

DALLAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 4, 19 Recordings/Jive Records recording artist David Archuleta will take part in a 22-year Dallas tradition, the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, presented by Capital One Bank. Archuleta will contribute to the magic of the parade by singing a special number while riding on a 'Sounds of the Season' float. On December 3, Archuleta will also perform a special holiday concert at the Majestic Theater in Dallas presented by 103.7 Lite...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
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