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2010-11-11 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its sponsorship of "World Diabetes Day" for the third year in a row. The campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and represents its primary global awareness initiative in the fight against diabetes. IDF is a worldwide alliance of more than 220 diabetes associations in 160 countries who share a mission of enhancing the lives of people with diabetes. It promotes diabetes...

2010-11-10 00:00:40

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the link between diabetes and hearing loss and is urging anyone with diabetes to get their hearing checked as part of the global effort to promote World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated every year on November 14. To help in the effort, BHI has made available a free, quick, and confidential online hearing test at http://www.hearingcheck.org to help people with diabetes determine if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing...

2009-11-10 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its official sponsorship of "World Diabetes Day" for the second year in a row. The program is organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and represents its primary global awareness campaign in the fight against diabetes. The IDF is a worldwide alliance of more than 200 diabetes associations in 160 countries who share a mission of enhancing the lives of people with...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ten people with diabetes from across the U.S. and as far as South America were honored for their moving portrayal of how this chronic condition impacts their everyday life through the Making Sense of Diabetes online video contest. A compilation of the winning videos premieres at MakingSenseofDiabetes.org to mark the importance of World Diabetes Day on November 14th. The contest was sponsored by the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a pioneering...

2009-11-09 13:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The award-winning documentary Life for a Child will make its world television debut on the Sundance Channel on World Diabetes Day - Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Edward Lachman, the film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the world's poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and...

2009-11-02 10:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning documentary Life for a Child will make its world television debut on the Sundance Channel on World Diabetes Day - Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Edward Lachman, the film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the world's poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and care by the...

2009-10-21 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As any 16-year-old can attest, high school can be filled with difficult challenges, both social and academic. Whether it's finding a date to the prom or filling out college applications, stress can be high and worries endless. But for 16-year-old sophomore and Gate City, Va., native Dalton Clark, a challenge beyond his imagination emerged in early 2008. Dalton was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and suddenly, typical high school hurdles...

2009-10-21 08:00:00

IDF World Diabetes Congress Marks Major Milestone and Availability of Tools in 68 Countries, 31 Different Languages MONTREAL, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This October marks the one-year anniversary of the international launch of the ground-breaking diabetes Conversation Map(TM) education tools. Created by Healthy Interactions, a global leader in health education, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Eli Lilly and Company and other leading diabetes...

2009-09-24 08:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Few people talk openly about having diabetes, so most of us have little understanding of what it feels like to live with diabetes every single day and how it can impact one's every waking moment. That's about to change. In recognition of World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the Making Sense of Diabetes video contest is challenging people living with diabetes to visually reveal its impact on their lives through one of the five senses: sight,...

2008-11-12 21:00:14

BRUSSELS, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- - Diabetes Activists Worldwide Organize Events to Draw Attention to Growing Pandemic With the Focus on Diabetes in Children and Adolescents November 14 is the most important day of the year for the over 250 million people with diabetes worldwide. World Diabetes Day draws attention to the global diabetes epidemic and the need for action to improve care, prevent the disease in those at risk and find a cure. People on every continent, from countries as...


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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