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2014-02-28 23:33:42

American Career College in Ontario welcomed some special visitors to campus, and it is Facebook that brought them here. A special social media fundraiser on Facebook and Twitter helps send asthmatic kids to a special summer camp. Ontario, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Representatives from the American Lung Association in California are visiting American Career College in Ontario to receive a check for $6,000. The money was raised online through a special social media fundraiser on...

2014-02-11 12:27:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths statewide, the American Lung Association in California has joined Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. to urge all residents to get a flu vaccination. Influenza, or flu, is a serious viral respiratory illness marked by sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, severe fatigue, dry...

2014-02-07 23:03:19

Over the last 14 years Kelser Corporation has raised more than $191,000 to benefit the American Lung Association through its Kelser Charity Challenge. This year’s golf challenge raised over $18,000. The check was presented last week to Mr. Seyler at Kelser’s East Hartford headquarters. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Management and employees alike at East Hartford-based Kelser Corporation have long been strong supporters of the American Lung Association and its mission to...

2014-02-05 23:04:20

Statement of Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO American Lung Association. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 "The American Lung Association applauds CVS Caremark for boldly acting to remove tobacco products at all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S.," said Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. "CVS Caremark is stepping forward to save lives and safeguard the public health of millions of American women, men and youth. The...

2014-01-31 23:23:24

Boston’s fastest moving company will help fight lung disease by participating in the ALA’s “Race Up Boston Place” Fight For Air Climb for the 8th year in a row. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning Boston moving company, will apply their 34 years of experience running stairs on the job to the American Lung Association’s “Race Up Boston Place” Fight For Air Climb this Saturday, February 1st at 8am inside One Boston Place (BNY...

2014-01-28 23:21:42

Designed by Blue Water Media, http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org Allows the American Lung Association to Track and Grade Tobacco Control Policies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 With the help of award-winning DC web design and development firm, Blue Water Media, the American Lung Association has launched an updated microsite that grades state and federal tobacco control policies. Built in the Convio content management system, http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/ is a...

2014-01-22 08:25:34

Lung Association Report Grades All California Cities and Counties On Key Tobacco Control Policies; Reveals Tobacco Use Still a Health Crisis Fifty Years After the First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The battle to reduce tobacco use has all but stalled in most states, including California. Those were the findings of the American Lung Association's 12(th) annual State of Tobacco Control 2014 report released today. Fifty...

2014-01-10 16:21:21

Statement of the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and National African American Tobacco Prevention Network WASHINGTON, Jan.10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, the major cigarette companies are nearing the day when they must finally come clean to the American people and end...

2013-11-14 23:22:27

Climbers Can Experience the Altitude Before March 2, 2014 Extreme Event Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 For the first time in Scale the Strat’s six-year history, climbers will get the opportunity to experience the altitude inside Stratosphere Tower during a special sneak “peak” practice climb months before the March 2, 2014 extreme stair climb event. The first ever Scale the Strat Sneak “Peak” Practice Climb will be on Saturday, January 18, 2014 starting at 7 a.m. inside...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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