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2014-09-25 12:30:16

Expanded product line to better serve senior living communities, hospitals BROOKFIELD, Wis., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(®), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) healthcare safety and security solutions, announced today the release of new products for their Sensatec(®) Fall Management Solution, bringing added safety to patients or residents in senior living communities, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The restraint-free Sensatec...

2014-09-25 12:29:14

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prompted by a mother whose one-year-old son died tragically after a successful bone marrow transplant procedure, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety today encouraged hospitals across the nation to join "Keep It On" -- a campaign aimed at protecting the lives and safety of children who are monitored with pediatric pulse oximetry following surgery. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO To help hospitals join the...

2014-09-25 08:29:36

CLEVELAND, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Turner Construction's Citrus Bowl renovation team, Independence Excavating surgically demolished Orlando's historic, 72,000-seat stadium ahead of schedule in February. The team demolished the structure, which was first built in 1936, while carefully preserving the intertwined upper bowl seating. The new Citrus Bowl is slated for reopening in November 2014, with final completion in 2015. Timely completion of this high profile...

2014-09-25 08:28:21

Company continues to bring much needed and convenient access to high quality emergency medical care LEWISVILLE, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Emergency Room, an Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) company and the leading freestanding emergency room in the United States, opened its 50(th) facility today. First Choice Emergency Room's growth is addressing an acute need for more convenient access to high quality emergency medical care with facilities located throughout Texas...

2014-09-24 23:12:46

The LoudMouth wireless paging system is ideal for anyone who wants to eliminate the hassle of extensive wiring and high installation costs. The unit delivers loud and clear audio for any location that needs to communicate live voice messages. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Telcom & Data, a leader in mass notification systems, is pleased to introduce the Ritron LoudMouth wireless paging system. The LoudMouth is perfect for any location where a hardwired paging system is...

2014-09-24 23:12:18

Hundreds of Motorcycle Enthusiasts to Raise Funds for Burn Survivors and their Families CALABASAS, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 On Sunday September 28, 2014, hundreds of Southern California motorcycle enthusiasts will participate in the “SoCal Burn Ride 2014” to benefit burn survivors and their families. The approximately 81 mile tour will cover stops in Calabasas, Malibu, and Ventura, with proceeds going to fund programs at the Grossman Burn Foundation and Firefighters Quest For...

2014-09-24 23:11:54

First Choice Emergency Room’s Pearland Location Set to Move to New Facility Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced plans to relocate the Pearland site to a larger facility less than a mile from its original location. “We are excited to be relocating to a new, larger facility in order to better serve the Pearland community,” said Dr. Scott Kimball, Facility Medical Director...

2014-09-24 23:10:56

Cuba to send a 165-member medical team to Sierra Leone Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 MEDICC called on the international community to offer resources and cooperate with nations such as Cuba, which have made a commitment to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. On September 12, Cuba announced it would send a 165-member medical team to Sierra Leone in the next few weeks--the largest health professionals’ team sent by any one country. Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales has...

2014-09-24 23:10:06

In the new article from Complete Auto Loans, the seven safest cars for 2015 are shared. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) runs tough crash tests to provide a look at what could happen in front and side crashes as well as rollovers and incidents when object hit the roof of a vehicle.” The vehicles that won highest ratings for 2015 are shared by the bad credit auto lender, Complete Auto Loans, in their newly released article....

2014-09-24 23:03:58

Alliance to Offer Streamlined Integration of Authentic Mercury EP Panels with Genetec’s Synergis IP Access Control Solution MONTREAL (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions and Mercury Security, a global leader of OEM access control hardware, today announced a closer technology partnership geared to benefit both Genetec and Mercury customers with a broader, open-platform choice when moving to Genetec’s Synergis IP access control...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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