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Benjamin (1745–1813). American physician, born in Philadelphia, and educated at Princeton and the University of Edinburgh. He helped found the Philadelphia Dispensary in 1786, and was physician to Pennsylvania Hospital, where he introduced clinical instruction. Rush protested against improper treatment of the insane until the legislature made provision for construction of a ward for them at Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a surgeon in the Continental Army, and with James Pemberton founded the first antislavery society in America. As a member of the Continental Congress, Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 he was a member of the Pennsylvania convention that adopted the Federal Constitution.


peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.
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Q. What makes Bipolar so common and known? i mean where all the rush come from?

A. i think that today people are more aware of mental health then the past, giving bipolar sufferers a chance to speak about their problems and not to hide them. this is very good! people are afraid most of the time from the concept of mental illnesses, and the internet gave the tremendous power of information to the general population. and people start to realize that mental illnesses are the same like any other.

Q. Hey ! i am sensitive to light , every time i go out with a short sleeve i get this red rush all over.. what can i do ?

A. You should see a dermatologist or even your personal physician when this happens. Sensitivity to light is common in various medical conditions you should get checked up for.

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Retired after 33 years as a flight attendant for a major airline, Rushing made a career out of smiling politely as she accommodated people with nasty dispositions, so she can handle voters.
Rushing, who worked for the Orlando Parks Department for 25 years and is now retired, told the Orlando Sentinel the arrest made it challenging for him to move on. 
Washington (2,640 yards, 27 touchdowns in 2007) and USC (2,533 yards, 27 touchdowns in 2008) finished a distant second in the conference rushing hierarchy those seasons.
"If you would create a role that would combine my journalism and PR backgrounds, this would be it," Rushing said.
Survivors include two daughters, Daniela Nicol Villanueva and Jill Rushing, both of Troy, Missouri; three brothers, Wayne and Neva Jean Rushing of Shawneetown, Kenneth and Kay Rushing of Dongola and Henry and Sara Rushing of Karnack, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Tucker of Junction and SanDee and Tom Brown of Hudson, Florida; three grandchildren, Cash, Mason and Jordyn; and special friends, Rickey Watters and Kenneth and Laura Pumphrey.
Dalvin Cook, Florida State - 211 rush att., 1,658 rushing yards, 7.9 yards per rush, 18 TD.
Nuptial music was provided by Austin Stewart, organist; Nancy Fisher, pianist; and Brooke Martin and Ancy Rushing, vocalists.
And Warwick Dunn (needs 96 yards for 1,000) and Mike Alstott face the league's 28th- ranked rushing defence.
Owners: Pat and John Rushing Address: 2631 Pike Ave., North Little Rock, 72114, 835-5734 Start-up date: January
Yoncalla 46, Mohawk 6: Geoff Payne rushed for 244 yards and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a score to go along with two rushing touchdowns in the Eagles' (4-0) first league win of the season.
Corey Majors, John Robinson and Brian Perro each had a rushing touchdown for the Hilltoppers.