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2010-07-06 13:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With extremely hot temperatures expected to linger over Pennsylvania for much of this week, Health Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to recognize and prevent heat-related illness. "Those at greatest risk for developing heat-related illness are infants and young children, people over age 65, and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, or chronic conditions," James said....

2009-08-31 09:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With fall sports under way around the country, often in dangerously hot weather conditions, Mobile Sports, Inc. (MSI) today announced the official launch of iHydrate(TM), an innovative iPhone application giving athletes, parents of athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers the tools and information they need to avoid dehydration and other, more serious heat-related illnesses. "One of the biggest challenges athletes continually face, not just in hot,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'