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popular term for a state of sadness; see depression.
maternity blues (postpartum blues) popular terms for postpartum depression.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]


Usage notes: (informal)
1 a designation for Blue Cross (an insurance system that pays the costs of treatment by a hospital or clinic) and Blue Shield.
2 mild depression.


Drug slang
A regional street term for Amytal–amobarbital.
Managed care
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, see there.
Theatre blues, see there.
Transient mental depression, often related to exogenous events.

Vox populi
A style of music that originated with African Americans in the deep South of the US in the late 1800s, which borrows elements from spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]

Patient discussion about blues

Q. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do. Hi, I get in to depressive episode even for minor issues. Although my depression makes it hard for me to maintain friendships, I have a number of close friends. I’m going well with my parents. I have a stable, well-paid job and a first class master’s degree. I'm fit, healthy and don't consider myself unattractive. I don't understand why I get depressed, but I feel down most of the time. I sleep too little or not enough, and my diet deteriorates during the real low periods. I lack motivation in everything and it started to affect my job. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do.

A. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her all that you are saying here. Your doctor can help you with this and get you going again. Don't put it off or try to cure yourself with alternative stuff.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking that it's name?

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Its signature honors and events -- the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge, and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards -- make it the international center of blues music.
Every year, the Blues Music Awards ceremony itself proves to be one of the best shows of the year.
The Blues Foundation is Memphis-based, but world-renowned as the organization dedicated to preserving our blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education, and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form.
It also seeks to provide televised exposure of blues music to replace the loss of music education in schools.
The 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 24-29, in Elko, Nevada, will explore the connections between traditional cowboy and western music and traditional African American blues music.
The winners were selected by The Blues Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes blues music.
The Foundation's Annual Pioneer Awards Program has recognized more than 150 legendary artists from the 40s through the 70s, whose lifelong contributions have been instrumental in the development of rhythm and blues music.
This year's theme pays homage to the history and culture of Blues music in the city of Chicago by featuring the Chicago skyline, shades of blue windows and large musical instruments, all set to holiday Blues music.
Hillery ``Hil'' Davis, a 52-year-old hip-hop and rhythm and blues music producer, was killed May 6 after three robbers stormed into his home and robbed him and a 25-year-old aspiring female vocalist who was auditioning there.
The city has always been supportive of blues music and the arts, and many blues legends have performed at Radio City over the years.
Pink Sheets: BMGI) (the "Company") a diversified entertainment and information distribution company, today announced it has received a nomination for the prestigious 2010 Blues Music Awards presented by the Blues Foundation.
Featured artists will be the Sweet Baby Blues Band, which spotlights the husband-and-wife team of Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham specializing in a brand of Kansas City blues music.