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2010-05-27 07:41:00

Fear, lack of parental encouragement and personal appearance among major factors preventing children from learning to swim; pool access and financial constraints play a lesser role COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day Weekend approaches marking the traditional opening of the summer pool season across the country, a recent study commissioned by USA Swimming and conducted by the University of Memphis exposes some alarming statistics for many of our nation's...

2010-05-24 10:00:00

Pool Safely Campaign Aims to Reduce Child Drownings and Entrapments CPSC, Olympians Hold Press Event to Release New Death and Injury Data FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2010-05-24 07:25:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 children on 4 continents will bob, float and flutter kick their way into the record books by participating in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson(TM) at 2 p.m. GMT on Thursday, June 3rd.

2010-05-17 08:47:00

LOS ANGELES, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer fast approaching, healthcare professionals and water safety advocates are bracing for the annual spike in the number of drowning accidents that claim the lives of 500 children under age five nationwide.

2010-03-03 10:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bystanders who perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child with cardiac arrest increase the child's likelihood of survival, according to the largest pediatric study to date.

2009-11-03 14:05:06

Though hot tubs, whirlpools and spas are widely used for relaxation and fun, they can pose serious risk for injury.

2009-09-15 09:13:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you gather with family to celebrate your rich cultural heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.

2009-09-09 06:50:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Swimming Institute of Sarasota, FL will hold a world swim instructors' conference October 7-9, 2009 in Sarasota to teach instructors how to teach comfort, control in water, and panic prevention.

2009-07-16 22:22:29

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2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr.


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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