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2013-10-25 10:22:49

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A hands-free ultrasound device combined with a clot-busting drug was safe for ischemic stroke patients in a phase II pilot study, reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The device is placed on the stroke patient's head and delivers ultrasound to enhance the effectiveness of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Unlike the traditional hand-held ultrasound probe that's aimed at a blood clot,...

2013-10-21 23:04:18

SureFire CPR provides Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification for those needing training in Orange and Riverside counties. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 SureFire CPR recently announced ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Certification courses for Orange County and Corona. The Newport Beach-based company offers a wide range of emergency and first aid courses, including CPR certification, ACLS classes, Neonate Resuscitation (NRP), PALS classes and more. ACLS...

2013-10-15 23:03:24

The World Institute of Safety, which has just moved their headquarters to downtown Baltimore, will be offering a free Meet and Greet on Friday, October 18th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 20 S Charles St 4th floor, 21201. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The World Institute of Safety, which is the parent company of EnjoyCPR Safety Training (http://www.enjoycpr.com), one of the largest American Heart Association CPR/First Aid training centers is offering free hands-only CPR training. The...

2013-10-15 10:30:52

Study Highlights: -Award-winning Get With The Guidelines-Stroke hospitals are more likely than Primary Stroke Center certified hospitals to provide all the recommended guideline-based care for patients. Award-winning Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke hospitals are more likely than Primary Stroke Center certified hospitals to provide all the recommended guideline-based care for patients, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The American Heart...

2013-10-15 10:28:04

Statement Highlights: -Doctors should evaluate patients’ physical activity habits as routinely as they check blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. -Doctors should counsel patients on how to include physical activity in their lives. Doctors should evaluate your physical activity habits as routinely as checking your blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association recommends in a scientific statement...

Maintain A Healthy Blood Pressure With Leisurely Physical Activities
2013-10-01 14:35:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some people might claim that the physical nature of their job keeps them physically fit, a new research review from the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found that leisure-time physical activity has a bigger effect on maintaining a healthy blood pressure level. In the review, researchers culled data from 13 different studies on the impacts of physical activity on blood pressure. Participants included nearly...

2013-09-29 23:01:04

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces All Schools Meet or Exceed Federal Nutrition Standards for School Meals Little Rock, Arkansas (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Tomorrow, President Bill Clinton will honor 267 schools at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work. The awards ceremony is part of the eighth annual Healthy Schools Program Forum. In addition, President Clinton will share data showing...

2013-09-25 23:27:07

YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, the largest yoga training school in the world, is excited to announce our collaboration with the American Heart Association's Greater LA Heart & Stroke Walk this year, taking place in several cities across southern California. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 YogaFit proudly announces our collaboration with the American Heart Association as the official yoga provider for their 2013 LA Area Heart & Stroke Walks. YogaFit will be...

2013-09-24 09:49:58

Study Highlights: -Children with specific types of heart birth defects who are under 3 or who’ve had cardiac surgery within the last six months may face an elevated risk of heart infection. -Parents of children with heart birth defects should discuss with their physicians how to prevent these potentially serious infections. Children with certain heart birth defects may have an increased risk for bacterial infection of their heart’s lining and valves, according to new research in...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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