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2010-06-09 08:13:00

NATICK, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- That's the message of Drs. Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz. They are a wife-husband team from Natick, Massachusetts, who are spreading the word that swallowing problems are everywhere - and they can be deadly! "Many people these days know about the dangers of falling in the elderly," said Dr. Sayadi, a speech-language pathologist with the Natick Visiting Nurse Association. "Caregivers are on the alert and do many things to prevent falls. But not many...

2010-04-27 08:30:00

CINCINNATI, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decades before there was a Dancing with the Stars, there was a network television show that ran for 11 years that was all about dancing with the famous. Arthur Murray and his wife Kathryn, starred from 1950 to 1961 on The Arthur Murray Party, which featured guests like movie idol Errol Flynn, Merv Griffin, Eva Gabor, singer Connie Francis, comic genius Groucho Marx and first lady of the theater Helen Hayes. Celebrity winners received prizes like a...

2009-04-22 11:28:28

Kelly Breslin, the daughter of journalist and author Jimmy Breslin, has died at the age of 44, a spokeswoman for New York's Bellevue Hospital Center said. The New York Post said Breslin died Tuesday night after collapsing early Friday at a Manhattan restaurant where she had been celebrating a friend's birthday. Kelly Breslin's family told the newspaper she choked while eating at L'Express. Paramedics who were called to the scene found she wasn't breathing, gave her CPR and then took her to...

2009-04-20 09:14:30

Writer Jimmy Breslin's 44-year-old daughter is on life support in New York's Bellevue Hospital Center after choking in a Manhattan restaurant, her family said. L'Express owner Simon Oren told the New York Post his restaurant staff didn't perform the Heimlich maneuver on Kelly Breslin because she didn't appear to be choking. Oren added the woman collapsed at her table after plates had been taken away. Paramedics reportedly were called to the scene about 4 a.m. Friday and Breslin was...

2009-03-24 16:01:37

A pet parrot was honored with the Colorado Red Cross' Animal Lifesaver Award after it alerted a babysitter that a baby was choking. Willie the parrot, owned by Megan Howard, was given the award at a ceremony Friday that was also attended by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and other Red Cross honorees -- which except for Willie were all human, KCNC-TV, Denver, reported Tuesday. Howard said she had brought Willie with her while she was babysitting for toddler Hannah...

2008-09-09 00:00:26

By Simon Cameron Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? You might think so, but a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, says A&E doctor Simon Cameron A little knowledge is widely recognised as being a bad thing. Nowhere does this apply more than in medicine, and emergency medicine in particular. While pre-hospital treatments can be life- or limb-saving if carried out correctly, occasionally the best thing that can be said about some first aid is that it didn't...

2008-08-02 03:00:31

By Jennifer Gokhman, Tri-Valley Herald, Pleasanton, Calif. Aug. 2--TRACY -- Sixth-grade students at North Elementary School were excited to receive infant mannequins on their desks Thursday. They were supposed to treat them as real human babies and handle them gently while learning infant CPR. The mannequins were not just dolls, but tools that the students could use so they could feel the lungs fill up with air as they administered CPR. Learning CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation,...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.