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2014-06-02 08:31:10

FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their training has significantly lapsed.(i) CPR RsQ Assist® - introduced by CPR RsQ Assist, Inc. - is a first-of-its-kind,...

2014-06-02 08:26:44

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only(TM) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. If you don't, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up. Just in time for National CPR Awareness Week (June 1-7), the organizations are dropping a new beat on their ongoing Hands-Only CPR national awareness campaign and...

2014-05-29 10:28:27

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Guidelines based on retrospective case studies, case reports don't stand the test of time Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges. In a first-of-its-kind study, Penn Medicine researchers examined high-level recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the...

2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-21 16:27:18

MIAMI, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an event held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17th 2014, American Heart Association chose to feature the collection of jewelry designer Joseph Aviv in the annual heart ball auction. Aviv's exclusive pieces, including his trademark Brown Gold and Diamond Web Heart Necklace, were presented at the AHA Gala Event, and guests who purchased champagne flutes, were also entered into a festive raffle to win diamonds from...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...

2014-05-19 08:27:19

American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprise Joint Session to Present Project Supporting Improved Control of Hypertension Worldwide NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that more than 970 million people have hypertension(1) and, globally, the disease is responsible for more than nine million deaths every year, making it one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In an effort to help manage the...

2014-05-17 23:03:31

Walkingspree, a specialized wellness program vendor, is proud to congratulate client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) on earning the American Heart Association's Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Walkingspree, a specialized wellness program vendor, is proud to congratulate client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) on earning the American Heart Association’s Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition. This...

2014-05-16 23:00:57

American Heart Association Awards Mount Sinai Beth Israel Heart Failure Program a Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Mount Sinai Beth Israel is the proud recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award. It is one of only three hospitals in New York City to have earned the prestigious designation. The Gold level award recognizes...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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