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2014-08-28 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey released today shows that public awareness of the dangers of leaving young children alone in hot vehicles has risen dramatically -- by nearly 25 percent -- since the start of the summer. The survey, conducted online from August 8-13 by Public Opinion Strategies, found that 85 percent of the respondents had seen, read, or heard "a lot" or "some" about children suffering from heatstroke in vehicles, compared to 69...

2014-08-25 12:27:17

AARP Provides Quick Tips to Beat the Heat - Reminds People to Check in on Elderly Friends and Neighbors CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With temperatures climbing above 90 degrees today across the state and heat indexes into triple digits, AARP is reminding Illinoisans to check in on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of heat-related health problems such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-08-25 12:23:52

MISSION Pledges $1 Million in Cooling Gear to Help Athletes Combat Overheating NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MISSION Athletecare(TM), the world's leader in thermoregulation, today announced a partnership with the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) to advance education around the prevalent issue of exertional heat stroke, especially for athletes. With the support of KSI, MISSION has pledged its commitment and resources to heighten awareness and prevention in an effort to combat...

2014-08-08 23:05:37

Important Summer Tips for Dehydration Prevention by Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Summer is the hiking season in much of the United States and nearly every hiker knows to carry and drink plenty of water in warm summer weather. Hikers are also aware that drinking too little water on a hike can result in serious dehydration and even heat stroke. According to Sharon Kleyne, host of the radio show Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, there...

2014-08-01 16:24:10

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- So far this year, 18 children, including one in the Tampa Bay area, have died from heatstroke after being left inside of a hot car. On National Heatstroke Prevention Day, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Child Advocacy Team showed how hot a parked car gets in the summer sun by baking cookies inside a vehicle. It only took minutes for the cookie dough to spread and within about two hours the cookies were complete. It was about 98 degrees...

2014-07-31 23:03:28

Recognizing the need to prevent anymore tragedies this summer, WPHL 17, WPSG CW and KYW CBS 3 will be distributing safety stickers sponsored by The Rothenberg Law Firm to the Philadelphia public. These stickers can be placed inside a vehicle and will remind parents and caregivers to check for children before locking a vehicle. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 To further educate the public, The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP would like to provide the following safety information regarding...

2014-07-30 23:11:26

With the increased summer heat, Succeed adds the Heat Stress Prevention training course to help keep workers safe and avoid heat-related illness. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Heat stress is a medical condition that occurs when the body’s normal temperature balance cannot be maintained because it can no longer cool itself. There are numerous fatalities every year from occupational heat exposure, both indoors and outdoors. According to OSHA, in 2012, 31 people died from...

2014-07-30 10:01:14

American College of Cardiology Study finds more education, research needed for preventing heat stroke death Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors noted the findings may play a role in the ongoing debate over pre-participation ECG screenings for preventing sudden death in athletes by offering...

2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

2014-07-14 08:27:22

All Heart Home Care Agency, which provides home care services in New York City, urges the elderly and those with disabilities to stay safe this summer by taking steps to keep cool at home BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All Heart Home Care Agency, a home care agency NYC offering full service, offers tips for the elderly and disabled on minimizing their exposure to summer heat at home. Following this advice can help reduce the risk of suffering from heat stroke or developing...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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