Latest Pat Smith Stories

2011-01-26 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit charity established to raise funds to enrich the lives of children in the areas of health, arts, sports and education, announces its inaugural Open Hearts celebration in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The event will be hosted at the private residence of award-winning actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour and her husband, director, producer and writer, James Keach. At the event,...

2010-09-20 06:45:00

JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease is a growing threat in the U.S., with numbers that continue to rise despite increased awareness about the disease. "Little is being done to stop the spread of Lyme disease and to help those who are suffering from chronic Lyme," says Pat Smith, president of the all-volunteer national Lyme Disease Association (LDA), which funds research, educates the public, and provides scientific conferences for doctors. To provide a venue for research...

2010-04-01 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 67 percent of parents admitted that their child does NOT wear a mouth guard during organized sports such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. The statistic validates an unsettling trend: Orthodontists and dentists are seeing young patients suffer oral and facial trauma as a result of sports injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries could have been minimized,...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'