Gloria Stuart, the actress who played the elder Rose in the film, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday. Titanic director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis (um…Rose’s niece in the movie and Cameron’s girlfriend at the time) , threw her a party. Gloria Stuart was born on July 4, 1910 . Over a Hollywood career that has spanned more than 70 years includes over 50 movies!
13 Summer Ailments
1. Heat Stroke-Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. When heat stroke occurs, the body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given.
2. Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of the water and salt, usually through excessive sweating. Workers most prone to heat exhaustion are those that are elderly, have high blood pressure, and those working in a hot environment.
3. Heat Syncope
Heat syncope is a fainting (syncope) episode or dizziness that usually occurs with prolonged standing or sudden rising from a sitting or lying position. Factors that may contribute to heat syncope include dehydration and lack of acclimatization.
4. Heat Cramps
Heat cramps usually affect workers who sweat a lot during strenuous activity. This sweating depletes the body’s salt and moisture levels. Low salt levels in muscles causes painful cramps. Heat cramps may also be a symptom of heat exhaustion.
5. Heat Rash
Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather.
6. Sunburn-A sunburn is reddening of the skin that occurs after you are exposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light.
7. Heat- Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.The National Weather Service statistical data shows that heat causes more fatalities per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Based on the 10-year average from 2000 to 2009, excessive heat claims an average of 162 lives a year. By contrast, hurricanes killed 117; floods 65; tornadoes, 62; and lightning, 48.
8. Mosquito-borne diseases pose a continual threat to the nation’s health. Worldwide, mosquito-borne diseases kill over one million people each year and sicken more than 700 million people annually, which is almost six times the combined total of people who attended a professional basketball, football or baseball game in the United States in 2007.
9. Foodborne illnesses do increase during the summer. There are the natural causes. Bacteria are present throughout the environment in soil, air, water, and in the bodies of people and animals. These microorganisms grow faster in the warm summer months. Most foodborne bacteria grow fastest at temperatures from 90 to 110 °F. Bacteria also need moisture to flourish, and summer weather is often hot and humid.
10. Drowning- Each year, nearly 300 children under the age of five drown in residential and public pools and spas. Submersion incidents requiring emergency-room treatment or hospitalization number in the thousands and many victims experience permanent disability, including brain damage.
11.Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States. In 2008, nearly 28,921 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks in the eastern United States) and western black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The Lyme disease bacterium normally lives in mice, squirrels, and other small mammals.
12. Pesticide Poisonings- The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10,000-20,000 physician-diagnosed pesticide poisonings occur each year among the approximately 2 million U.S. agricultural workers. Agricultural workers, groundskeepers, pet groomers, fumigators, and a variety of other occupations are at risk for exposure to pesticides including fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, and sanitizers.
13. Hurricane Season
The portion of the year having a relatively high incidence of hurricanes. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico runs from June 1 to November 30. The hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin runs from May 15 to November 30. The hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin runs from June 1 to November 30. (NOAA)
My thinks is late because it wasn’t posted early enough for me to post it.
1. The temperature in Mooseheadville, Canada was 34 below. Most of the U.S. is in a serious heat wave. In Connecticut, it was 92 degrees in the shade. What do YOU do to beat the heat?
Swim in my pool.
2. What is your favorite summertime song?
3. Besides nude beaches what’s your favorite outdoor summer activity?
4. I’m inviting everyone to a cook-out with Kimber and Berleen. What should I cook for you?
5. When selecting your swimwear do you go for sexy or practical?
I’m like old– peoples.
6. Back in the day, did you ever have a summer fling? If yes, do tell. (Names not required.)
7. Do you know anyone who hates air conditioning? If yes, what is their reasoning?
My parents lived through the depression. Most people who lived through the depression think a/c is a waste of money.
8. When and with who was your last skinny dip?
who cares really?
9. How sick of LeBron James are you?
almost as much as Lindsey
10. When you were a kid, what was your best summer?
all of them
11. Belly up to the bar. We serve ANYTHING. It’s 100 degrees. What should we pour for you?
I’d be happy if this were posted a bit earlier 🙂
12. Is there a favorite meal that you like to have in the summer?
13. Do you think they will solve the oil spill in time for the Gulf states to enjoy summer?
Solve? I’m not sure there is a solution. We just deal with the crappy hand we’ve been dealt.