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2008-09-23 15:00:34

VICTORVILLE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Alliance for Healthy Communities is hosting a High Desert Health Summit on Friday, October 10th, 2008 beginning at 8am with check in at 7:30am. Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group is partnering with NAFHC to promote and participate in this local event. A complimentary full breakfast will be served. Local business leaders from within the High Desert communities of Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia will meet to discuss...

2008-07-16 12:01:29

VICTORVILLE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group today announced the appointment of Dr. Rita Miranda as hospitalist for Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. Dr. Miranda will provide inpatient physician services for any HVVMG patients admitted to St. Mary Medical Center and Victor Valley Community Hospital. When Dr. Rita Miranda volunteered as a Candy Striper at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, little did she dream she would return to serve the...


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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