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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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They emerged from African American working-class traditions and innovations; the most prominent innovation was blues music itself, which appears to have been a late nineteenth century African American invention that built upon many then popular African American musical elements.
A lot has been made of your fascination with blues music.
TRABZON, Nov 12, 2009 (TUR) -- Blues music singers performed in north-eastern province of Trabzon Wednesday as part of the 20th Efes Pilsen Blues Festival.
Other plans include a House of Blues Music Hall, restaurant, retail outlet, and poker room.
Earlier this year, Shannon was nominated for two 2006 Blues Music Awards: Soul Blues Album of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year.
Blues music fans who enjoy solid writing and insights will relish JOOK RIGHT ON: BLUES STORIES AND BLUES STORYTELLERS, a survey of blues life from oral stories collected by person for thirty years, told in blues musicians' own words.
FOR those whose only knowledge of blues music involves some advert for American beer on television, Pinetop Perkins is the real deal.
A south Wales-based specialist blues music magazine and record label venture is tuning up for further growth.
The structure is modeled after blues music, with breaks punctuating the background rhythms of analysis.
Other summer weekend highlights organized by Asbury Partners' Oceanfront Asbury Entertainment included the well-attended Clearwater Music Festival and Guitarbeque, featuring blues music and award-winning barbeque.