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2011-06-17 08:28:00

DETROIT, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karmanos Partners, a group of young, hands-on volunteers dedicated to raising money for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, is honoring Kid Rock & The Kid Rock Foundation at this year's 18(th) Annual Partners Golf Classic and Partners Night events. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) Partners Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29 at Franklin Hills Country Club in Franklin. Partners Night will...

2011-06-09 14:24:00

DETROIT, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center was among 339 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in metropolitan Detroit, to receive HealthGrades' 2011 Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM). The award recognizes hospitals that are rated in the top 10 percent of patient satisfaction surveys based on the patients' experiences in each hospital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) HealthGrades analyzed patient...

2011-06-06 07:05:00

DETROIT, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute was selected the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence in the Specialty Hospitals category by Health Care Weekly Review. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) For the fourth consecutive year, Health Care Weekly Review has recognized Michigan's heath care institutions annually for the Award of Excellence in four categories: Full Service Hospitals; Specialty Hospitals;...

2011-05-05 06:55:00

DETROIT, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450 guests attended the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 29th Annual Dinner gala on Saturday, April 30, at the beautiful General Motors Heritage Center, in Sterling Heights. Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer for General Motors Company, and his wife Karin, chaired the event. The Annual Dinner raised more than $868,000, which includes a $50,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation. Proceeds from the event...

2011-04-20 10:54:00

10 Minutes of Preventative Cancer Screening that can Help Save Lives DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit will be conducting free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Friday, May 13, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in conjunction with National Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (May 8 - 14.) This is the second year Karmanos is offering the free screening. Some of the symptoms of oral cancer go unnoticed. A simple 10-minute...

2011-04-06 23:22:51

Federal research team at WSU finds progesterone gel reduces preterm birth in women with short cervix A groundbreaking clinical study of a new method for preventing premature birth in millions of women each year, published in the medical journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, shows that the rate of early preterm delivery in women (< 33 weeks) can be reduced by 45 percent "“ simply by treating pregnant women at risk with a low-cost gel of natural progesterone during the...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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