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2014-01-24 23:02:11

North America has been experiencing an onslaught of brutal winter weather, with massive amounts of snow, ice, and record low temperatures. As we look ahead to continued severe weather, here are some winter survival tips from Topical BioMedics, Inc., to help you get through it safely and in the best of health. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 North America has been under siege by an onslaught of brutal winter weather, with massive amounts of snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. These...

2014-01-09 23:02:52

When kids head out into the cold weather they may not be thinking of the risks that could come. Follow these simple tips from experts at Dayton Children's Hospital to protect your child from hypothermia and frostbite, while still allowing them to have some winter fun playing outdoors. (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 When the weather gets colder, kids can’t wait to head outside and play in the snow. However, they may not be thinking of the risks that come with being out in the cold. Follow...

2014-01-04 23:02:29

In response to an article published by News Medical, Dr. Demetri Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics discusses six important tips to remember in order to keep children safe while playing outside in the cold weather. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 Dr. Demetri Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a NY-based comprehensive pediatric care practice, responds to an article published on December 6th by News Medical that examines six different precautions to take before allowing children to play in...

2012-12-17 05:01:32

The first thoughts of snow often brings visions of skating, skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports activities, leaving many people to rush out to embrace these sports before they are physically ready. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 16, 2012 The first thoughts of snow often brings visions of skating, skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports activities, leaving many people to rush out to embrace these sports before they are physically ready. This enthusiasm can lead to...

2011-06-15 20:45:46

Published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Frostbite can be a minor injury or a life-threatening condition. In the June issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, a panel of experts has published evidence-based practice guidelines issued by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) for the prevention and treatment of frostbite to guide clinicians and disseminate knowledge about best practices. "Frostbite can be a devastating injury that afflicts many people who are in the prime of...

2011-02-09 00:01:27

While winters can be a wonderland, as we undertake outdoor activities, we need to be mindful that cold temperatures also challenge our bodies and present serious health risks. When core body temperature lowers, it decreases circulation and threatens vital organs. Here are some common winter health hazards that can be prevented with proper preparation, and tips for staying healthy during the remaining winter days. Rhinebeck, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 The entire nation has been under...

2011-01-16 00:23:39

As severe winter weather impacts the Kansas City area, residents are taking extra precautions against the plummeting temperatures, icy winds and snowy streets. For most of us, these precautions include extra time scraping windshields and wearing one more layer of clothes. However, Kansas City Home Care, Inc., Overland Park, KS, is urging families throughout the metro area to take extra precautions to help their elderly family members feel safe and remain healthy this winter. Overland Park,...

2010-12-11 00:01:04

Step Out Safe and Warm with the Right Winter Boots Improving Everyday Footwear Protects Feet From Freezing Temperatures Columbus, OH (Vocus) December 9, 2010 Along with snow and ice comes the increased risk of injury from slips and falls. And for people who suffer from poor circulation, freezing temperatures also bring the dangers of frostnip and frostbite. "Even though I'm an avid skier, I still get tired of the cold," said Dr. Gregory C. Berlet, board-certified foot and ankle surgeon....

2010-12-03 16:04:00

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for cold weather safety CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's beginning to feel a lot like winter. Freezing temperatures, snow storms and slippery sidewalks are just around the corner. The first snowfall is expected to hit Chicagoland this weekend and as the snow falls and the temperature drops, it is important for residents to remember to stay safe while enjoying their favorite winter activities. Weather conditions over the next...

2009-01-30 13:10:50

Hypothermia and other cold-related heath problems resulted in more than 6,000 U.S. hospitalizations and 827 deaths in 2006, health officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said of the 6,182 cold weather-related hospitalizations: -- Men accounted for about 40 percent more hospitalizations for exposure to cold weather than women. -- People age 65 and older were the most likely to be hospitalized,...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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