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The Greek word we spell "NIKE" means "conquest, success, victory" by Joyce H. Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 12:00am A very famous shoe company is called NIKE. The Greek word “nikao” is where we get the work “Nike” from. It means to be victorious in a struggle, or to conquest, or to be an over-comer. We often find ourselves in a difficult situations. We struggle with areas such as weight, health, money, spiritually, family, or career issues. Often, if ... Read on »
ucsdhealthsciences: Eaten alive In Greek, the word “macrophage”... by carmelakb Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012 11:28am ucsdhealthsciences : Eaten alive In Greek, the word “macrophage” means “big eaters,” which is exactly what macrophages do. They are notably large cells whose job, as part of the innate immune response, is to engulf and digest cellular debris and invasive pathogens. They also stimulate other components of the immune system.      ... Read on »
According to the Greeks, the term "camptocormia" is being misused! by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Jul 2011 2:54pm Arkady Melikyan, MD Dr. Arkady Melikyan, a neurology resident currently rotating on my neuropathology service, informed me today of a word in the neurological lexicon that I had not heard of before: camptocormia. Dr. Melikyan credits attending neurologist Rodger Elble, MD, PhD for enlightening him with regard to this term. Campto ... Read on »
Greek Cuisine, Greek Identity and the Economic Crisis: What is Greek cuisine? by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 12:00am During the  2nd Symposium of Greek Gastronomy, taking place 20-21 July 2013 in Amari, Rethminon, Crete , I will speak about the relationship between "Greek Cuisine, Greek Identity and the Economic Crisis". For the next few days, I'll give you some ideas as to what my contribution may contain. In order to talk about ... Read on »
The estranged Greek (Greek language maintenance in the diaspora - 6) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Aug 2012 12:00am This post is the sixth of a series that have been written specifically for the Hellenic New Zealand Congress , which will be holding a conference some time next year. For the previous part , click here. COMMUNITY INSIDER STATUS I attended an inner-city primary school in Mt Victoria - the suburb where I lived in Wellington - in th ... Read on »
Greeks eat what Greeks are (Τρωμε αυτό που είμα& by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Mar 2012 12:00am One way to discover the importance of food to people's identity is through festivals. Even when they are not specifically food-focussed, festivals are nearly always associated with specific food items. Food is always an important part of any festival, which may be associated with religious rites, national holidays or simple celebrations. The ... Read on »
Greek vegan (Βίγκαν) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 12:00am Tomorrow, Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera - Καθαρά Δευτέρα) is the start of the 50-day vegan period in the Greek Orthodox fasting calendar; shellfish are allowed. Different societies have different ways of classifying food. Nowhere does this become an issue of imminent importance than in a communal kitchen Cooking a meal in the commun ... Read on »
Greeks revolting (Έλληνες επαναστάτες) by Maria Verivaki Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Sep 2013 12:00am I don't normally apologise for anything in my blog, but I'd like to apologise on this occasion for the length of this blog post. It's long because it contains a week's worth of observations during the Greek high school teachers' strike. Hence, I have added sub-headings, to make things easier to read. Discipline is a strong word. It co ... Read on »
Finding Your Inner Greek Goddess with the Technogym Kinesis Personal by Fit Bottomed Girls Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Oct 2011 6:00am When I think of the Greeks, I think of chiseled men running around Athens in togas or Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy…just think about it. Yeah, that’s a beautiful thought. So with my daydreams clouding my thoughts, I couldn’t help but wonder if Technogym’s new exercise equipment—which was named after the Greek word “Kinesis” for simple movemen ... Read on »
Envelopes and the Greek Medical Business by Dr. Zagreus Ammon Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:09pm If you think we have problems in the US, you should try Greece. There had been talk of a socialized system several years and a couple of prime ministers ago. There seems to be a modicum of a centrally funded, insurance-based system now. However, the WHO's description of Hellenic healthcare tells me it still runs the old-fashioned way: ... Read on »