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2013-10-11 23:18:51

Experts with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will discuss #KidsConcussions during Twitter chat on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. EST. Learn more at http://www.twubs.com/KidsConcussions. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years old, which equals almost 20 injured children every...

2013-09-29 23:02:11

The informative cable television program shares information about the unpredictability of this year’s flu season and updates viewers on why getting the shot is beneficial. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Health Briefs TV presents an engaging flu season segment as a part of their View on Health series. It will delve into the benefits of getting a flu vaccination, who should receive the shot and why it is important to get one every year. According to the Centers for Disease...

2013-09-24 10:35:55

Pretravel consultations and preventive medications save money for payers and most travelers Not only do U.S. travelers to West Africa who consult health providers before they leave and take prescribed preventive medications substantially reduce their risk of contracting malaria, they also reduce costs to their health insurance providers and, in most cases, to themselves. In a report that has been published online in Clinical Infectious Disease, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease...


Word of the Day
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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