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Can Someone Actually Be Conscious During CPR?

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Oct16
Can Someone Actually Be Conscious During CPR? As recent case histories surface, scientists debate whether a person can actually be awake and aware while cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed on them. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) — whether it’s administered by an emergency medical technician, a hospital emergency room nurse, or a trained

Always Stressed: Cardiac Arrest No Longer Peaks on Monday Morning

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Oct16
New study changes how experts view cardiac arrest risk. Monday morning used to be notorious as a time when more people died from sudden cardiac arrest.  For decades, health experts believed that weekday mornings — especially Mondays — were prime time for unexpected deaths and sudden cardiac arrests. The reason,

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

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Oct08
Vaccine Preventable Diseases The use of vaccines has led to major improvements in child health over a relatively short period. Many of the infectious illnesses you or your parents had as children, from chickenpox to polio to measles, no longer affect most children today. If you follow the immunization guidelines

Vaccine Safety: The Facts

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Oct08
Vaccine Safety: The Facts Some people have expressed concerns about vaccine safety. The fact is vaccines save lives and protect against the spread of disease. If you decide not to immunize, you’re not only putting your child at risk to catch a disease that is dangerous or deadly but also

Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

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Oct02
Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name? "Misleading statistics, exclusion of unsuccessful trials, and [...] ignoring numerous contradictory observations" are at the root of a half-century-long assumption that may be entirely wrong, says new research. Heart health may not have much to do with cholesterol levels. In the case of

Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

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Oct01
Is Gatorade good or bad for you? Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains rehydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar. With this in mind, is drinking Gatorade good or bad for people’s health and sports performance? Gatorade is classified as a “sports drink.”

Off-duty Myrtle Beach Police officers save man having heart attack in gym parking lot

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Sep27
Off-duty Myrtle Beach Police officers save man having heart attack in gym parking lot PFC. T. Struckus (left) and PFC. B. Howland (right). Photos: Myrtle Beach Police Department.  MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Two off-duty Myrtle Beach Police officers saved a man having a heart attack in a gym parking

How do I choose which AED is best for me?

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Sep26
How do I choose which AED is best for me? First off, we would like to congratulate you for making the important commitment to looking into the idea of purchasing a life saving device. A question we get quite frequently is “which AED is the best?”. This is a difficult