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2010-12-06 00:00:36

Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath? There's certainly little doubt that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. By some estimates, those who suffer a sudden cardiac event and receive no CPR at all have less than a 6 percent chance of survival. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 05, 2010 Thirteen - fourteen - fifteen - breath. Or, wait, was that twenty-eight - twenty-nine - thirty- breath - breath?...

2010-10-18 16:57:00

DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When rescuers needed to determine how to safely extract Chilean miners without their fainting and suffering a potentially devastating loss of blood to the brain, they turned to a UT Southwestern Medical Center scientist whose expertise typically is focused on astronauts in space, not mine workers trapped underground. "That all 33 men made it out of the mine without fainting is extraordinary," Dr. Benjamin Levine, professor of internal medicine...

2010-05-25 07:00:00

DALLAS, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To reach its goal of educating 1 million Americans about CPR during CPR Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association is calling on a new audience -- teens. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "We are reaching out to teens to create the next generation of lifesavers," said Michael Sayre, M.D., chairman of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. "Teens can learn how to save lives and...

2009-12-01 07:10:24

People can survive cardiac arrest if they receive only chest compressions during attempts to revive them "“ as advised by the current American Heart Association guidelines. But they cannot survive without access to oxygen sometime during the resuscitation effort, research suggests. Scientists tested different scenarios in an animal study of cardiac arrest. Rats received either 100 percent oxygen, 21 percent oxygen "“ the equivalent of room air "“ or no oxygen (100 percent...

2009-09-15 09:13:00

DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As you gather with family to celebrate your rich cultural heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), the American Heart Association encourages you to learn to save the life of a loved one or someone in your community: Get instructions on administering Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) via a free, Spanish-language online video. The video, recently created by the American Heart Association, is available in English and...

2009-06-25 20:05:00

DALLAS, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volunteers and staff of the American Heart Association extend their sympathy to the family and friends of singer Michael Jackson who died suddenly today. "It's a shame when someone his age dies so suddenly," said Clyde Yancy, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. "Although we don't know all the details of the situation, it's important for people to know the signs and how to react quickly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the...

2009-05-29 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior offensive tackle Matt Nader felt like his chest exploded when he collapsed on the sidelines at his high school football game. Quick action by his parents who knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the availability of an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED) saved his life. The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn CPR as part of National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, to help save cardiac arrest...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.