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2008-07-11 09:01:07

By Joyzelle Davis National Jewish Medical and Research Center on Thursday rebranded itself as National Jewish Health to signal the hospital's new focus on preventive and personalized medicine. The new moniker comes as National Jewish, world-renowned as a respiratory treatment center, embarks on an ambitious strategic plan to double annual patient visits to 70,000 within five years, boost research activities by $60 million and recruit more than 100 physicians and scientists. National...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 10--Nurses at Parkview North Hospital's new $5 million medical/surgical unit are letting their voices, not their fingers or feet, do the walking. If a patient needs help and presses the bedside call button, nurses and unit assistants are immediately notified through a wireless communication system, one of several new technologies and features in the unit, which opened June 16 and has 28 private beds. That's nine more than...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

HCA Virginia and Children's National Medical Center of Washington, DC, today announced plans to collaborate on designing, equipping, and preparing Broadlands Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to provide high-quality services for pediatric patients. Under the terms of a letter of intent, Children's National physicians and administrators will take an active leadership role for BRMC's pediatric service line before and after the hospital opens. They will collaborate in designing BRMC's...

2008-06-30 12:03:15

The Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI), Inc., a nonprofit focused on catalyzing the commercialization of products optimized for pediatric care, today announced that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant to analyze the use of extemporaneously prepared liquid formulations in children's hospitals. The study is being funded by the University of Kansas. Most children under the age of seven have difficulty taking tablets or capsules, yet medicines often are not available in a liquid form with...

2008-06-24 12:03:00

FULLERTON, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hope International University joins the University Center of North Puget Sound in Everett, WA, offering bachelor's degree programs in Human Development (Education or Counseling concentration) and Management beginning in the Fall of 2008. The programs are offered through HIU's School of Professional Studies (SPS). Like all SPS programs, these degrees are designed for the working adult, offering convenient schedules that enable adult...

2008-06-24 09:03:23

By MARIE LEVY TEESSIDE parents today welcomed the unveiling of plans for the North-east's first specialist children's hospital - a pounds 100m facility set to revolutionise children's care in the region. Due for completion in 2010, the state-of-the-art hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle is being dubbed a Great Ormond Street for the North. Children like Acklam teenager Cameron Gibb, who suffers from a one-in-a-million bone condition, will benefit from the...

2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 17--As part of an ongoing restructuring, SSM HealthCare-St. Louis on Monday dismissed 75 members of its management team, including all hospital chief operating officers and vice presidents. Another 25 employees in human resources, finance and other administrative functions were let go earlier this year. A month after coming on board last year, Chief Executive Jim Sanger reorganized the hospital system into north and south geographic...

2008-06-16 14:15:00

Residents of the central and southern Midwest are crossing their fingers, saying their prayers, planning evacuations, and in some cases filling sandbags in preparation for the excessive water ravishing communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. "The flood wave is propagating down the Mississippi River towards St. Louis at about the pace of a brisk walk," said Robert E. Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. "Some areas...

2008-06-16 06:00:38

Toshiba America Medical Systems' Infinix(TM) Hybrid cardiovascular X-ray imaging system will be featured in three live cases during the International Symposium on the Hybrid Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (ISHAC), June 16 - 18, 2008. Coordinated by Nationwide Children's Hospital and in its third year, ISHAC is the most comprehensive symposium on cardiac hybrid procedures. In the first case, co-directors of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital will perform a hybrid...

2008-06-05 13:22:43

Stick, slip, like an earthquakeA seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have found seismic signals from a giant river of ice in Antarctica that makes California's earthquake problem seem trivial.Douglas A. Wiens, Ph.D., Washington University professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, and colleagues combined seismological and global positioning system (GPS) analyses...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'