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Rural And Southern Counties Lack Annual Training In CPR
2013-11-19 08:03:46

Duke University Medical Center Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published Nov. 18, 2013, in JAMA Internal Medicine, add to known geographic disparities in cardiac arrest survival and offer a rationale to increase access to training for the life-saving intervention....

2013-11-18 23:31:26

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) has created a public service announcement website to educate the public about the prevalence of fraudulent online CPR training and the public health and safety risk that results from responders inadequately prepared to administer these lifesaving techniques. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 According to the site at http://www.OnlineOnlyCPRFirstAidSham.com, HSI points out that no major nationally recognized training program in the United States...

2013-11-18 23:22:01

Research Team Led by Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Present Promising Three-Year Follow-up Study Results in Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Report at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 New York, New York (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Preschoolers can learn about healthy eating and exercise through Sesame Street. In a study presented on November 18 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia...

2013-11-18 15:20:44

Abstract: 18886 (Hall F, Core 2, Poster Board: 2197) "Virtual reality hands" — controlled by stroke survivors' thoughts — could help them recover use of their hands and arms, according to a small study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. "Using a brain-computer interface, we've created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery to help regain use of their arms and hands," said Alexander Doud,...

2013-11-18 15:19:33

Abstract: 15332 (Hall F, Core 2, Poster Board: 2092) Children's congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers' exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don't develop normally before birth. Defects may be caused by chromosomal abnormalities, but the cause is unknown in...

2013-11-18 13:15:52

Study Highlights: -Heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and is likely true for the rest of the nation. -Specifically, an enlarged and weakened heart accounted for two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths noted in the study. -Paying attention to heart disease risk factors during pregnancy could prevent nearly a third of pregnancy-related heart deaths. -Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 -This release is featured in an 8 a.m....

2013-11-18 13:08:03

Abstract: 10400 (Poster 2186 - Hall F, Core 2) Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among U.S. children, but the rate of survival has increased significantly from a 5-year survival rate of 58.1 percent in 1975-77 to 83.1 percent in 2003-09. "Research has shown childhood cancer survivors face heart and other...

2013-11-18 10:58:23

RESS Abstract 11975/11 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom) Hospitalized children are more likely to die after a cardiac arrest if it occurs during the night shift, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Adults who suffer a cardiac arrest while hospitalized are already known to fare worse if resuscitation is needed during the night shift. This AHA Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry study is the first documentation of...

2013-11-18 10:57:14

RESS Abstract 19453/157 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas Ballroom D-H) Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. Participants were divided into two groups: 48 adults looked at the video, while 47 sat idle...


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