Hand Washing Can Save Lives

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable,[..]

Fresno man a hero after performing CPR on a toddler who nearly drowned

A man in Fresno California, helped perform CPR on a toddler that fell into a pool and nearly drowned in backyard pool. The 14-month-old got into the backyard on her own and fell into the pool. Eric Jones the neighbor, performed CPR on the little girl after hearing someone scream. “I just put some air inside her and keep her on her side and when water came up you hear that air inside her[..]

Is your company in compliance with the new OSHA Silica Standard

OSHA’s new silica dust exposure standard went into effect September 23rd last year, but the agency delayed enforcement until Oct. 23 to give employers more time to comply. This is the first update to the silica standard since the first one was established in 1971, the same year OSHA was formed. Silica dust particles are 100 times smaller than sand granules, and those who breathe in too much[..]

Man receives CPR at National High School Rodeo Finals

Emergency first responders and bystanders are being credited with saving a 72-year old mans life. Witnesses the man complained of chest pains, before collapsing in the grandstands. According to SCSO officials, bystanders began applying CPR, and emergency first responders revived the man by deploying an automated external defibrillator. The man was conscious and alert as he was transported to the[..]

Apple Watch – It’s a life saver

18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald from Lithia, Florida, was at church on April 22 when she received a notification on her Apple Watch that her resting heart rate was extremely high. IT had jumped to 160 beats per minute up from her usual resting heart rate. “The only symptom that I had was that I was out of breath from walking and standing and sitting so it kind of didn’t make much[..]

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions. It’s far better to do something than to do nothing[..]

Tech companies are targeting heart disease

           From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to phone cases that claim to measure blood pressure, there has been a wave of technology promising to use our everyday devices — smartphones and wearables — to fight heart disease. But why heart health, and how much can these gadgets really do? Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Heart disease is the[..]

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St. Louis mom saves daughter with CPR

Leann Mosby, a St. Louis Fire Captain’s wife performed CPR on her 23-month-old toddler. Blaire is 23-months-old. She was sitting in this high chair snacking on a chip, when she started to choke. Leann’s used the CPR techniques that her fire captain husband, Garon Mosby, taught her. She had also called 911 and went to a neighbors house. Leann is encouraging everyone to learn CPR. Ready to[..]

Does Aspirin Help In A Heart Attack?

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries).   If the blockage is complete, it deprives a portion of the heart muscle of oxygen. As a result, muscle cells die — and it’s a heart attack. Heart attack[..]