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2010-05-19 11:00:00

As summer approaches, families can be prepared for emergencies by taking a Red Cross course WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Red Cross survey shows that 68 percent of Americans have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites, heat stroke and broken bones to more life-threatening situations. One in every four people say they have been in a situation where someone needed CPR. (Logo:...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Hope and Ford Motor Company have announced the final weekend public painting session for the largest public arts project in the U.S., and one of the most extensive civic efforts anywhere in the country, to be held at South Bay Ford at 5100 W. Rosecrans Ave. in Hawthorne, California on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 11a.m. - 2p.m. Nearing the end of a four-month process, Saturday is the last weekend panel-painting opportunity for members...

2009-09-09 06:02:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to generate greater awareness around ocean advocacy, Team One has launched an integrated ad campaign for Heal the Bay-a nonprofit environmental organization based in Santa Monica, Calif. The campaign targets both coastal and inland communities while encouraging participation in the upcoming Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 19. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090909/LA72114) Contrary to popular belief, the...

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2009-08-24 21:08:20

Lifeguards at Necox Beach in New York's Hamptons said they helped illusionist David Blaine and two friends out of the rough waters during the weekend. A lifeguard who asked not to be identified told the New York Post Blaine and his friends ignored warnings Sunday to stay out of the water, which became dangerous as a result of Hurricane Bill. They were warned not to go in because of the hurricane surf conditions, the lifeguard told the newspaper, adding the trio walked farther east and jumped...

2009-08-20 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has advice and safety tips for anyone planning a trip to the beach along the U.S. East Coast this weekend as experts predict Hurricane Bill may cause dangerous waves and rip tides along the shore. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Bill is currently a Category Three storm with winds blowing up to 125 mph, and experts say the storm could strengthen over the open Atlantic. The...

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2009-06-15 09:37:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) announced today the premiere of the online Home Pool Essentials(TM): Maintenance and Safety course. Home Pool Essentials teaches pool care and water safety techniques to help home pool and hot tub owners stay safer and enjoy a well maintained environment this summer. For an enrollment fee of $19.95, the course allows consumers to learn at their leisure at...

2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken in advance of the summer vacation season, also...

2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2009-02-26 22:41:44

Interventions in the workplace may be effective for reducing sun exposure and improving sun protective behaviors of outdoor workers, U.S. researchers suggest. Dawn M. Hall and colleagues at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta studied data collected from the Pool Cool skin cancer prevention program to analyze the associations among the pool environment, social norms and outdoor lifeguards' and aquatic instructors' sun protection habits and sunburns in 2001 and...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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