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Team Jamaica Bickle Distributes Over 45 Cardiac Units to Schools

Mar 25, 2018

Team Jamaica Bickle Distributes Over 45 Cardiac Units to Schools

Courtesy of The Gleaner - Over 45 high schools across Jamaica have now been outfitted with an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit, courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, the organisation which provides support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

A Guide to Defibrilation

Mar 23, 2018

A Guide to Defibrilation

Courtesy of Pacific Medical Training - The aim of using a defibrillator is to treat cardiac arrest. The need for this generally arises when the patient has ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, which are life-threatening arrhythmias that occur when contraction of the ventricles become abnormal.

CPR Training for All Must to Save Lives

Mar 22, 2018

CPR Training for All Must to Save Lives

Courtesy of Business Standard - Imagine walking on the road and suddenly seeing a passerby suffering from chest pain and collapsing. Would you be able to give a lifesaving Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?

Making Sure Your Fitness Routine Doesn’t Hurt Your Teeth

Mar 21, 2018

Making Sure Your Fitness Routine Doesn’t Hurt Your Teeth

Courtesy of The Unionville Times - We all know that exercise is good for us. Many Americans are participating in fitness routines in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Saving Tom: One Young Man’s Incredible Survival from a Cardiac Arrest on a Perth Beach

Mar 16, 2018

Saving Tom: One Young Man’s Incredible Survival from a Cardiac Arrest on a Perth Beach

Courtesy of The West Australian - When Thomas Jenkins lay on the sand and told a mate he was about to faint, his calm demeanour gave no warning of the life-threatening struggle he was about to face.

Chapman Eighth-Grader Dies after Collapsing During Gym

Mar 15, 2018

Chapman Eighth-Grader Dies after Collapsing During Gym

Courtesy of Salina Journal - An eighth-grade girl collapsed March 8 while doing warm-ups for a physical education class at Chapman Middle School and later died in a Wichita hospital.

This Woman Thought She Had Anxiety, But It Was Actually a Rare Heart Defect

Mar 15, 2018

This Woman Thought She Had Anxiety, But It Was Actually a Rare Heart Defect

Courtesy of SHAPE - Heidi Stewart swam competitively starting when she was 8 years old. Like a lot of athletes, she experienced post-race jitters, often feeling her heart beat out of her chest to the point of discomfort—but she always chalked it up to nerves.

Ashley Shepherd's Story

Mar 14, 2018

Ashley Shepherd's Story

Courtesy of Ashley Shepherd - My story begins on February 3, 2003. It was just another ordinary Monday.

A Growing Problem: 7 Questions About Childhood Obesity

Mar 12, 2018

A Growing Problem: 7 Questions About Childhood Obesity

Courtesy of The Morning Call - Childhood obesity rates aren't improving, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics.

Learn First Aid Techniques to Save Lives

Mar 10, 2018

Learn First Aid Techniques to Save Lives

Courtesy of Picayune Item - Automated External Defibrillators save thousands of lives across the United States every year.

Schoolboy's Life Saved Ten Times by His Defibrillator

Mar 9, 2018

Schoolboy's Life Saved Ten Times by His Defibrillator

Courtesy of Birmingham Live - A schoolboy who suffered a cardiac arrest on his way home from school has had his life saved ten times by his implanted defibrillator.

Mother Backs Genetic Heart Screening After Son, Mother and Sister Diagnosed with Same Life-Threatening Defect

Mar 8, 2018

Mother Backs Genetic Heart Screening After Son, Mother and Sister Diagnosed with Same Life-Threatening Defect

Courtesy of The Herald - A DUNDEE mother is raising awareness of cardiac screening after both herself and her son were diagnosed with potentially deadly heart defects.

How Two Ordinary Dads Used CPR to Save A 12-Year-Old Boy at Pool Party

Mar 4, 2018

How Two Ordinary Dads Used CPR to Save A 12-Year-Old Boy at Pool Party

Courtesy of News.Com.AU - EVERY time Jeremy Nelson and Rachel Miles hug their son Xavier, they feel like embracing the dads that saved their 12-year-old thanks to CPR when he went into cardiac arrest at a party.

FSU Graduate and Tallahassee Native Survives Cardiac Arrest, Preaches Importance of CPR

Mar 2, 2018

FSU Graduate and Tallahassee Native Survives Cardiac Arrest, Preaches Importance of CPR

Courtesy of WCTV - Cardiac arrest can be a killer. For people it strikes outside of a hospital, it almost always is.

Volleyball Player Who 'Died' Re-enacts it on Video for A Reason

Mar 2, 2018

Volleyball Player Who 'Died' Re-enacts it on Video for A Reason

Courtesy of MLive - Every year since 2013, Dayle Wood sends a card to Aquinas College athletic trainer Kevin Parker. The message varies, but it always includes a thank you and it's always delivered on Sept. 9.

Olympian Dana Vollmer on Arrhythmia and Athletics

Mar 1, 2018

Olympian Dana Vollmer on Arrhythmia and Athletics

Courtesy of Everyday Health - Seven-time Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer discusses having arrhythmia as an athlete and why women need to monitor their heart health.

Football May Cause Harmful Changes To Your Heart

Feb 28, 2018

Football May Cause Harmful Changes To Your Heart

Courtesy of Medical Daily - Football players have a higher chance of developing heart rhythm disorders later in life, according to a new body of research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.

Here Are 15 Facts About Sudden Cardiac Arrest You Must Know

Feb 27, 2018

Here Are 15 Facts About Sudden Cardiac Arrest You Must Know

Courtesy of Times Now - The survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is extremely low.

Supermodel Niki Taylor Opens Up About the Heart Disease that Killed Her Sister

Feb 27, 2018

Supermodel Niki Taylor Opens Up About the Heart Disease that Killed Her Sister

Courtesy of Fox News - Supermodel Niki Taylor lost her only sister, Krissy, to heart disease when she was just 17 years old.

TEEN TRAGEDY Fitness Fanatic, 17, Collapsed and Died from Heart Condition While Training to Join the Army

Feb 27, 2018

TEEN TRAGEDY Fitness Fanatic, 17, Collapsed and Died from Heart Condition While Training to Join the Army

Courtesy of The Sun - Oliver McIvor, who had no history of cardiac problems, suffered heart failure after going on a run to prepare for life in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment.