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Real Summer Superheroes Are Kids With Asthma
2012-06-13 15:23:30

This summer, superheroes like Spider-Man, Batman, and even Snow White will showcase their staggering strengths on the big screen. A Rutgers—Camden professor says that children with asthma are the real-life superheroes, facing down breathlessness and operating life-saving devices whenever and wherever asthma attacks strike. Cindy Dell Clark, who teaches anthropology at Rutgers—Camden, recently published research that analyzes Hollywood´s portrayal of children with asthma...


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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