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2011-07-05 08:19:00

FRISCO, Texas, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Howard County (Md.) Police Department today announced the availability of the EmFinders' EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's, dementia or autism. Howard County is the first in Maryland to offer this highly accurate and reliable advanced search and rescue technology to locate wandering and lost...

2011-07-01 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems announces that the U.S. Coast Guard completed the 25,000th Rescue 21 search and rescue mission in Sector San Francisco, a major milestone for the system that has helped to save hundreds of lives since it was activated in 2005. Currently comprising 26 command centers, 179 towers and covering approximately 37,000 miles of coastline, Rescue 21's primary mission is to locate and assist mariners in distress. General...

2011-06-30 07:03:15

By Lydia Jennings, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new experiment could help explain sundown syndrome in older adults, especially those with dementia. The exact cause of sundown syndrome is not known, however new research provides evidence that late-day anxiety and agitation has a biological basis in the brain. Found in 80 to 90 year old people, "sundowning" shows high levels of anxiety, agitation, general activity and delirium in the late afternoon and evening, leading...

2011-06-14 14:01:09

Swim centre personnel and lifeguards have higher stamina and carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation more effectively than personnel in the emergency healthcare services, even though they have undergone extreme exertion. Their life-saving efforts may be crucial while waiting for an ambulance. This is the conclusion of research carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Swim centre personnel and lifeguards are trained in, and regularly practice, rescue from water and cardiopulmonary...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

Warmer Weather Triggers Increased Wandering among those with Alzheimer's & Autism PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's that time of the year to be out and about, however, as the warmer months approach, caregivers who have loved ones with Alzheimer's, Autism, or any other cognitive condition need to be on alert because the rates for wandering increase during the warmer months. Since the middle of February, the Project Lifesaver program has rescued...

2011-06-01 00:00:37

According to eSafetyAlert, Summer is the Time to Remember "Layers of Protection," Pool Alarms, and Other Tips to Prevent Child Drowning Accidents In Pools and Spas Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 With summer in full swing, more than 150 drowning and near-drowning incidents have been documented in media reports in 30 states coast-to-coast. According to eSafetyAlert, this figure is up by 32 incidents reported only three days prior to Memorial Day, on May 27, when there had been 55...

2011-05-27 14:11:00

New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety as nearly 80 percent of Americans plan to engage in water-related activities this summer. WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two in ten people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Nearly 8 in 10 households (78 percent) are planning at least one water-related...

2011-05-27 10:47:00

New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety as nearly 80 percent of Americans plan to engage in water-related activities this summer. WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a third of people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Nearly 8 in 10 households (78 percent) are planning at least one...

2011-05-26 00:00:29

The Mayday Alliance's mission is to provide mobile technology tools to help families better engage in creating family safety protocols to ensure the safety preparedness of their loved ones. Chicago, IL/Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Wave Technology Group and Child Watch of North America are proud to launch a free iPhone mobile application today, on National Missing Children's Day. Mayday is a must have family safety application for the iPhone to assist you in the unfortunate event your...

2011-05-25 07:30:00

ABINGDON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce the results of a recent mine rescue competition. Alpha affiliate, Kingston Mining, Inc. took the top prize in its category at the Alliance Mine Rescue Competition held last weekend in Beckley, W.Va. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/CG08449) More than 40 teams from various coal companies participated in the two-day event. The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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