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2013-08-29 23:30:39

200 Podiatric Residents Competed at the 5th PRESENT Residency Education Summit and COTH Faculty Conference - $3,000 Awarded to the 5 Top Teams Teaneck, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Over 200 podiatric residents attended the 5th PRESENT Residency Education Summit and COTH Faculty Conference at the ResEd Summit East 2013, held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe this weekend in New Jersey. Almost 500 members of the residency education community made this the largest gathering ever in...

2011-07-26 10:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest MedStar, the region's critical emergency care transport service, has expanded its Moses Lake day-base operations to a full-time helicopter base, providing additional coverage for critically-ill and injured patients in the north central Washington region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/SF40825) "The North Central region has been a long-time, loyal supporter of Northwest MedStar," said Eveline Bisson, program...

2011-07-02 02:51:53

Education needed to close the gap, improve outcomes A citywide study published online in today's issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association demonstrates racial disparities in the use of clot-busting drugs to treat acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke. According to the study's results, significantly fewer black patients receive the drug tPA than whites because of delays in seeking emergency care and the presence of medical conditions that exclude them from...

2011-04-27 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center's (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host "Prelude to a Royal Wedding" in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The CBCC is a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Don your most chic dress (or suit) and your trendiest hat and...

2011-01-24 19:26:00

Top Hand Doc Will Lead Largest Hand Center In World BALTIMORE, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. James Higgins has been named Chief of The Curtis National Hand Center at Baltimore's Union Memorial Hospital. He becomes the fourth chief in the hand center's illustrious six decades. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/DC35439) A member of the hand center's faculty for more than eight years, Dr. Higgins specializes in complex reconstruction after trauma,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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