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2013-07-08 23:04:57

Heroes BLS, a provider of first aid and CPR training, offers a few tips and general information about performing CPR and highlights the importance of taking CPR courses. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 According to the American Heart Association, nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital instances of cardiac arrest are recorded annually, four out of five instances occurring at home. In addition, 70% of Americans do not have the necessary training and skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an...

2013-07-01 12:28:22

PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariell Jessup, MD, professor of Medicine, associate chief, Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has become the president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Her term begins July 1, 2013. "I am thrilled and honored to serve as the president of the AHA. It is an outstanding organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of...

2013-06-28 12:24:47

GOLD RIVER, Calif., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now leading the way in online CPR and first aid certifications, SimpleCPR makes it easy to become CPR certified 100% online. Their fully accredited program has been developed to maximize learning and information retention as well as remain entirely user friendly. Training with SimpleCPR makes receiving your first aid and CPR certification online fast and easy. SimpleCPR offers a variety of affordable medical courses that can be...

2013-06-28 11:29:06

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Non-invasive brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Between 20 percent to 30 percent of stroke survivors have aphasia, a disorder that affects the ability to grasp language, read, write or speak. It's most often caused by strokes that occur in areas of the brain that control speech and language. "For decades,...

2013-06-27 23:36:12

Clients who order two online courses at once will receive their third course for no cost. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Advanced Medical Certification (AMC), the leading online provider for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and recertification programs, has just announced they will be offering a “Value Pack” which includes a “Buy Two, Get One Free” promotion on all three of the site’s...

2013-06-27 08:30:55

NEW YORK, July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the American Heart Association (AHA) has named EmblemHealth a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Company for its efforts to help employees become more healthy through nutrition and exercise. EmblemHealth, which provides coverage for 3.4 million people through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), is one of the largest regional health insurers in New York and the only health...

2013-06-25 13:19:15

The quality of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) you receive may vary, depending on the EMS department or hospital administering it, according to the American Heart Association. In a statement published in its journal Circulation, the association calls for a renewed focus on improving resuscitation techniques and tracking. "There have been huge advances in CPR and there's no question that high-quality CPR saves lives," said Peter Meaney, M.D., M.P.H., lead author of the statement and...

2013-06-25 12:31:28

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. public health groups are urging newly confirmed United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman to move forward with a proposal that would protect nations' authority to enact measures to reduce tobacco use under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) In a letter to Froman, the health...

2013-06-20 23:03:11

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the first hospital in Missouri to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center status. Barnes-Jewish has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) as meeting The Joint Commission´s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the first in...

2013-06-19 16:25:58

Students Who Order Several of the Online Courses at Once will Receive a Lower Price NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Medical Education, a top provider of online Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, has just announced that it is offering a discount to students who order several of its courses at one time. For example, those who order two courses will receive a 10 percent discount,...