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skimming

Etymology: Dan, skumme
a practice, sometimes used by health programs that receive their income on a prepaid or capitation basis, of seeking to enroll only relatively healthy individuals as a means of increasing profits by decreasing costs. See also skimping.

skimming

In health care, the practice of a for-profit corporation entering the market, attracting the business of patients who can pay, and avoiding treating the indigent.
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In present study SKIM and COW extenders better conserved NAR expressed in terms of least square means compared to HOM, BUF, CAM and MOD extenders.
The officials also said they have discovered other bags of powdered skim milk with unknown production dates at a warehouse in Obihiro.
Health consciousness has been driving the skim milk boom, and fat-free labeling should make that connection clearer in consumers' minds.
Say YES differs from such products as Skim Deluxe, which are based on adding non-fat milk solids to skim milk, Roberts says.
These hairs provide a new feature for paleoentomologists and evolutionary biologists to look for as they puzzle over whether insects first had to swim, then skim before they could fly, Marden adds.
And, since most of the lower-fat cheeses are made largely with skim milk, they're very low in cholesterol.
Stick with skim or low-fat milk: six ounces of skim adds 65 calories and almost no fat; 1% milk adds 77 calories and 2 grams of fat; and whole milk, 113 calories and 6 grams of fat.
Added skim milk cuts the fat in half (to 5 grams per ounce).
Thousands looked on at the Sno-Kona Pond Skim, brought annually to the mountain by Kona Brewing Company.
Subsidies for skim milk powder have disappeared altogether.
Researchers in New Zealand have shown that the antibody-rich skim milk from cows vaccinated against particular strains of 16 species of human-gut bacteria lowers cholesterol more than skim milk with equivalent calcium from nonimmunized cows.
and fasten that seatbelt, Mom, it's 70 percent skim milk.