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2014-08-28 12:29:07

Free Educational Session for prostate cancer patients, their spouses and advocates. DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), will present the fourth annual Prostate Cancer Symposium, Latest Treatment Advancements: What you learn here could save your life, Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History...

2014-07-14 08:23:42

Raising Breast Health Awareness/ Supporting Breast Cancer Research DETROIT, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and also helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute....

2014-06-23 08:25:12

Partners Golf Classic, Aug. 25; Partners Night, Sept. 20 DETROIT, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as it celebrates its 21st Annual Partners events, a signature fundraiser honoring outstanding philanthropists who support Karmanos' exceptional cancer care and cutting-edge research. This year's honorees are Mary Kay and Keith Crain, chairman, Crain Communications, Inc. The Partners Golf Classic will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at...

2014-06-11 23:09:41

Wayne County positioned as national model for implementing effective psychiatric care Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 A quality improvement project developed by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) clinicians to reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions in area hospitals could save the state’s “Healthy Michigan” newly-expanded Medicaid program $7.5 million a year. Key findings:     The...

2014-05-12 08:32:54

Newly published findings by nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist Dr. Steven Lipshultz provide "very hopeful" evidence that survivors of often fatal ailment can regain "normal size and function" of disease-damaged areas of heart. DETROIT, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two decades of arduous research, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator at the Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM) at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and the Wayne State...

2014-05-07 08:32:02

DETROIT, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors with the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center are using Google Glass to enhance communication following a patient's surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO Google Glass is a hands-free, eyewear device that facilitates communication and interaction within the wearer's surroundings. The device combines a computerized central processing unit with a...

2014-04-30 08:20:38

GM, GM Foundation, Cadillac, Chevrolet, other Sponsors/Guests Support Cancer Care DETROIT, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner chaired by Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, raised more than $2.7 million, making this year's event the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos' history. Host sponsor for the elegant gala was Cadillac....

2014-04-14 12:20:53

Karmanos Cancer Institute has raised $2.5 million in advance of Annual Dinner DETROIT, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has helped raise more than $2.5 million for the upcoming Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32(nd) Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit. Donated by Chevrolet, the supercar went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12....

2014-03-31 08:29:01

Pernilla and Dan Ammann Chair Signature Event; Cadillac is Host Sponsor DETROIT, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the celebration and the fight against cancer by participating in the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 26, at the beautiful Fox Theatre in Detroit. Annual Dinner Chairs are Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company. WDIV Local 4 Anchor/Reporter Hank...

2014-02-04 08:36:04

DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announces the appointment of Margaret Dimond, Ph.D., as president of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital, effective immediately. She will report directly to Karmanos Cancer Institute President and CEO Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/DC57802) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) "We are honored to have Margaret Dimond join our...


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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