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2014-03-11 23:01:41

The 48th anniversary of the founding of the Narconon drug rehab program was the occasion for Narconon Arrowhead in Canadian, Oklahoma to welcome friends, graduates and neighbors to a celebration. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 On a rainy Saturday in early March 2014, Narconon Arrowhead staff and executives welcomed members of the community into Arrowhead Lodge for an anniversary event. The reason for the event was the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Narconon drug rehab program. Because of...

2014-03-10 08:26:44

Gary Smith, President of Optechs, will host a weekly radio show on business and personal development on WSDK, 1550 AM, in Hartford, Connecticut starting on March 29th. SOUTHINGTON, Conn., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Saturday, March 29(th) at 11:00 a.m., Gary Smith, founder and president of Optimum Performance Technologies, LLC (www.optechs.com), will host a weekly radio show on WSDK 1550 AM in Hartford, Connecticut (www.lifechangingradio.com/wsdk). The "Gary Smith Show"...

Choking On Food A Growing Hazard For Kids
2013-07-29 08:34:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As many as 34 American children are treated for food-related choking every day, claims a new study. The majority of the 12,435 children who choke every year do so on hard candy, with bones, meat, nuts and seeds also rounding out the list. This study of nonfatal food-related choking instances also found children under the age of four are most susceptible to this danger, and they're most likely boys. Dr. Gary Smith with the...

Inflatable Bouncer Injuries Are A Growing Epidemic In The US
2012-11-26 08:58:51

[WATCH VIDEO: New Study Shows Increase In Inflatable-Related Injuries] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Inflatable bouncers, as fun as they can be, are proving to be a real danger for small children. Bounce houses, sliders, and moonwalks are popular attractions at birthday parties, carnivals, and fun parks, but new research published in Monday´s online issue of Pediatrics shows that rate of injuries to children using these bouncers have increased...

2012-03-12 21:12:42

Every six minutes, a child younger than 5 years of age is treated in a U.S. emergency department for a stair-related injury A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries. On average, this equates to a child younger than 5 years of age being...

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2012-03-12 11:00:39

Fewer kids are getting hurt on stairs today than a decade ago, but new research shows that a US child still goes to the ER due to a stair-related injury once every six minutes, on average, and one in four children under 12 months being carried on the stairs also gets hurt. One author of the study said it is important for parents to supervise their kids when they are on the stairs and discourage them from playing on them. But he added that changes in how staircases are designed could cut...

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2011-08-22 15:14:42

More than 5,100 American children find themselves in the hospital every year with injuries sustained from falling out of windows, and 25 percent of them are serious enough to warrant hospital admission, Reuters Health is reporting. After 19 years, researchers found, the rate has dropped only slightly. Dr. Gary Smith, head of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Nationwide Children´s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio says, “It really is nothing to take comfort in. We...

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2011-06-20 09:05:00

As summer is set to arrive and more and more kids go for a dip in the pool, a new study warns that parents and guardians need to be aware about the drowning risk posed by portable pools. The first study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child drowns every five days in such pools during the summer months, signifying a considerable risk and the need for consumer education and protective measures, the study's lead author says. Using data from the US Consumer Products Safety...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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