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Dr. Amer Aldeen
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Amer Aldeen, MD, FACEP, a Public Voices Fellow with the OpEdProject, is assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the director of the Chicago Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Education Service and director of the Community Sphere of Illinois Heart Rescue, a recipient of Medtronic Foundation's 5-year, $2.5 million grant to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

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Choker or Champion?

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 6:49 PM

During last week's Australian Open semifinal match against Sloane Stephens, world number one tennis player Victoria Azarenka took a 10-minute medical break that has caused a ruckus in the tennis world. Most of the controversy has been about whether she took the break to regain her momentum after falling behind....

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Don't Be Afraid to Save a Life

(4) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 10:18 PM

If, while you are shopping this holiday season, another shopper suddenly collapses in front of you, would you know what to do? Would your CPR lessons come back immediately -- or would you call 911 and stand back in fear of doing something wrong?

Your answer could be the difference...

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