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2013-06-03 08:29:18

$4.5 million grant from WellPoint Foundation supports nationwide campaign & ongoing CPR mobile tour DALLAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 3(rd) - June 8(th)), the American Heart Association and the WellPoint Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform...

2012-12-14 05:02:59

The American Heart Association Recommends that Santa Clara County Residents Learn Hands Only CPR San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 The use of hands only CPR is currently recognized by the American Heart Association as an acceptable alternative to regular CPR. Hands only CPR is recommended for use on adults, but conventional CPR is still preferred for children and infants, but even for this younger age group, administering hands only CPR is better than no CPR at all when needed. The...

2012-10-15 07:25:47

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The cast of the CBS hit series "Rules of Engagement" has teamed up with the American Heart Association to release a new digital video "Rules of Hands-Only CPR." Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and can be viewed at YouTube.com/HandsOnlyCPR. Supported by a $4.5 million grant from the WellPoint Foundation, the campaign will contribute to the American Heart Association's goal to...

2012-06-29 10:22:42

ATLANTA, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Depending on your perspective, disco may not be a highlight in America's history, but this Fourth of July Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) is asking everyone to revisit the bygone musical era for 60 seconds in order to learn how to save a life with the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR). HOCPR is CPR without rescue breathing - just chest compressions. When performed to the beat of the disco song "Stayin' Alive," HOCPR has...

2012-06-05 02:23:55

DALLAS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remember disco? The American Heart Association and comedic actress Jennifer Coolidge are pumping new life into the '70s disco classic, "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, to teach people across the country how to save lives with Hands-Only((TM)) CPR. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomized crossover trial of musical prompts Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to hospital, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. But Disco Science, which featured in the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's film Snatch in 2000, still doesn't improve the depth of compression, leading the authors to...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

American Heart Association works with Crowdrise.com to raise awareness and funding LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Jeong combines his comedic prowess with his medical training in a new Hands-Only CPR video from the American Heart Association that uses the disco hit "Stayin' Alive" to help people remember what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest. The video can be viewed at crowdrise.com/HandsOnlyCPR. "I may play insanely crazy and comedic characters on screen, but...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

This Partnership is in Concert with Castro's First Ever Headlining Tour NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atlantic recording artist Jason Castro was introduced to Malaria No More while still an American Idol finalist through the Idol Gives Back charity program, and was shocked to learn that thousands of kids die every day from a disease that's completely preventable and treatable. Malaria No More announces today that Castro has entered the malaria fight as the inaugural "Stayin'...

2008-10-18 15:00:06

The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees has the perfect beat to perform CPR, say medical researchers at the University of Illinois. At 103 beats per minutes, the song is the perfect CPR metronome, said Dr. David Matlock of the university's Peoria campus. Matlock's research confirms the work of Dr. Alson Inaba, an emergency room doctor in Honolulu, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. Research conducted by Matlock and Inaba show the song and its beat stuck with test subjects...

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2008-10-17 11:45:00

At 103 beats per minute, and a rhythm that will just get stuck in your head, the Bee Gees' 1977 disco song "Stayin' Alive" is the perfect solution to truly help keep people staying alive during CPR. CPR can triple survival rates, but some people are hesitant to do it in part because they are unsure about the proper rhythm for chest compressions. In a study headed by Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois medical school, 15 doctors and students maintained close to the ideal number of...