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2011-08-12 11:27:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips to steer clear of injuries from backpacks ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A student's backpack might contain homework, books, laptops, iPods, lunches and even gym clothes. As their backpacks become stuffed to the brim, the pack can become much too heavy or might be worn improperly, causing unnecessary back strain and pain to a child's back. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) suggests that backpacks be worn correctly...

2011-08-08 08:07:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Waters North America on behalf of its six sparkling regional spring water brands, Arrowhead®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Ozarka®, Poland Spring® and Zephyrhills® today announced the findings from its recent survey. The survey complements a new breakthrough online and social media campaign called "Nature's Fix," promoting Nestle...

2011-08-04 15:15:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most children and teenagers carry their schoolbooks and other supplies in backpacks during the school year. "When used correctly, backpacks are the most efficient way to carry a load and distribute the weight among some of the body's strongest muscles," says Eric Wall, MD, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) "However, parents need to carefully select a backpack to ensure...

2011-07-29 18:46:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Colleges and Universities have joined in the movement to ban bottled water from their dining halls and campuses. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) had to consider recent research that estimates only 17 percent of plastic water bottles get recycled and that more than 50 million end up in landfills each year. The research led Caltech to decide on a better solution for the 2011 Commencement ceremony. CalTech partnered with...

2011-07-25 09:30:00

EDINA, Minn., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks are a common ingredient on back-to-school lists. Unfortunately, they are a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of school children across the nation. As students gear up for back-to-school this fall, Minnesota chiropractors would like to offer parents ways to help children avoid backpack injuries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/MM34152LOGO) Over 79 million students carry a backpack to...

2011-07-12 08:49:00

SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluewater Defense, Inc., has partnered with prime contractor ADS, Inc. to unveil the Guardian Sleep System for the Department of Defense. The system will provide soldiers a new level of comfort and warmth, in environments down to negative 30 degrees F. A significant upgrade from current systems, the Guardian Sleep System will ultimately replace the single man tent, enabling unprecedented protection from the elements with fully...

2011-07-03 00:01:48

EarthTrade Water Inc. Announced today that its all-new LV-1000 alkaline water vending machine has earned the National Automatic Merchandising Association's (NAMA) certification which is recognized by all 50 states as proof that a vending machine meets the health, safety and product quality standards used in food service permitting processes. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Profitable Performance Water - The LV-1000 is an alkaline water vending machine that offers businesses the...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

Easy Care First Aid Kits to reach all 18 BGCP locations in time for start of busy summer period Littleton, NH (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced that it's donating Easy Care All Purpose first aid kits as well as other essential outdoor safety items to all chapters that make up the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1946, the Boys & Girls Clubs' mandate is to...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

DUBLIN, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you one of the lucky few who will be experiencing the excitement, soaking up the atmosphere and exploring the Olympic Park from within? If so, don't let pricey accommodation get in the way of this once in a lifetime opportunity. With all the sporting greats visiting London Hostelworld.com want to help you get the most out of this experience by providing a guaranteed place to stay at great value rates. Details of the events that...

2011-06-13 09:00:00

COVINGTON, La., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With everyday expenses and stress on the rise, like gas prices and job pressures, Texans could use a helping hand. Today, Evamor Artesian National Water kicks off an Encounter Goodness movement to help relieve the day-to-day stresses of life. Whether is it the high grocery bill from this week's shopping trip or not being able to find a babysitter for a night out on the town, Evamor wants to pitch in to alleviate the pressure. To obtain relief...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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