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2011-08-11 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will offer the latest in lupus research, treatments and coping skills on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Led by world-renowned lupus expert and keynote speaker Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H., the 24th Annual Maryland Lupus Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, Md....

2010-08-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch its new tri-state activities with the Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. Now serving the entire state with an estimated 35,000 lupus patients in Maryland, more than 1,000 walkers will raise funds for free support groups, education and funding to combat...

2010-07-07 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) has merged with Lupus Mid-Atlantic to serve the entire District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern and Central Virginia regions -- encompassing most of the tri-state area. Renamed the Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter, Inc., services will include many support groups, two symposia, and free workshops and teleconferences. Potential patients served will increase to over 80,000 people...

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  • 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.'