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2005-12-22 13:24:12

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and coaches trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at organized sporting events for children can save lives, researchers report in The Journal of Pediatrics. In the paper, Dr. Neal J. Thomas from Penn State Children's Hospital, in Hershey, Pennsylvania and colleagues present the case of a healthy 13-year-old boy who experienced "commotio cordis" -- a sudden cardiac arrest that leads to death -- after...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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