Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 100s through this week, the National Weather Service reported.
Katie Croghan, RD, LD is a registered dietician at Medical West in Clayton. She shared the following article. The temperature is rising and more people are heading outdoors and spending more time in the heat. While soaking up some Vitamin D from the sunshine is good for us, losing all that water through perspiration is not. Water is essential for many body systems to work efficiently. It helps regulate body temperature, protect organs and tissue, flush out waste products and dissolve nutrients to make them accessible to the body, among other things. Getting adequate water in your diet can also help burn calories! Drinking eight cups of water per day burns approximately 100 calories. What are some signs that I’m not getting enough water? …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
A broken sprinkler Sunday caused flooding issues at a Washington University dorm.
Washington University's student newspaper reports a sprinkler accident flooded areas of Wheeler House Sunday, causing students to be evacuated. According to the paper, a student jumped over a chair, hit his head on a sprinkler on the ceiling, breaking the sprinkler, which flooded the surrounding suites. Residents of the flooded suites will reportedly be displaced for at least three days.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Your Patch editor gets a wet welcome to the community.
When I rented my house in University City, I didn't realize it was waterfront property. I'm joking. But it certainly feels that way somedays as I skip across the street to get into my car, trying not to splash in the rippling water bubbling from the road. Since move-in day Dec. 1, there have been three water main breaks on the 7000 block of Pershing Avenue, each within days of each other. The latest break was finally fixed last Friday. Ann Dettmer, spokeswoman for Missouri American Water, blames an aging infrastructure for the breaks on Pershing. "The water main in that area was installed in the 1920s -- a very old pipe. The cause was simply corrosion -- as pipes age this is very common," she said. After the Dec. 1 break, Dettmer said …