Sep 17

CPR Kiosks at Airports!?!

In February, 2013, the American Heart Association piloted the installation of a Hands-Only CPR training kiosk in the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. In 2016, the American Heart Association and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., introduced five Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks that teach the simple, yet lifesaving

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Aug 24

“New Deadly Spider” is Fake News

Invasive and exotic animals have long been common subjects of scarelore, and messages alerting readers to the supposed threat posed by some new or previously unheard-of species often spread like wildfire across message boards, social networks and email inboxes. These posts typically take the form of a “public service announcement”

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Aug 22

Free Heart Screening 8-26-18

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading killer of student athlete. The Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation will provide free screenings Sunday so students and their families can know if they are at risk for a potentially life-threatening heart condition. Eric Paredes was an active teen who loved football and

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Aug 13

FREE Emergency Response Apps

Although downloading an app is no substitute for training, there are mobile apps that can be extremely helpful in preparing you or keeping you focused when you are anxious during an emergency. The American Red Cross has FREE mobile apps for Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response. Apps available for both

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Aug 03

Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease Cases Flare Up

What you need to know right now. A contagious childhood illness with a memorable name appears to be spreading across several states. Doctors are reportedly seeing more and more cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease — and children aren't the only ones being affected. According to multiple reports, doctors are

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Aug 01

Pregnant Moms Need Vaccines Too

A Heartbroken San Bernardino Family Hopes Baby’s Death From Whooping Cough Raises Awareness. A California couple grieving the loss of their infant son from whooping cough is vowing to raise awareness of the disease. Ty'Ree Rodgers of San Diego told ABC News that his 3-week-old, Jaxon Rodgers, died July 15

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Jul 02

Dog survives 20 minutes of CPR!

LOS ANGELES — California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog’s owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbour yelled there was a fire. Lamirande frantically

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Jun 20

54% of Americans Do Not Know CPR!

From the February 24, 2018 edition The Washington Post, Health & Science by Linda Searing. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death for someone whose heart has stopped beating unexpectedly. Without prompt CPR, death from cardiac arrest can occur in minutes. Yet only about half of Americans

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Jun 07

Rattlesnake’s Head Bites Man!

A Texas man is recovering after he was bitten in the hand by the head of a rattlesnake he had just decapitated, ABC Corpus Christi affiliate KIII reported. Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing yard work at their Corpus Christi home on May 27 when she spotted a 4-foot

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