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National CPR-AED Awareness Week: 7 Things You Should Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

During this week alone, about 6,250 unsuspecting victims will suffer SCA, most of them (70 percent) at home. Their hearts will unexpectedly stop beating and blood will no longer flow to the brain and throughout the body.

This Guy-Gal Running Duo Bonded Over a Death -- His

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

A few days after the 2011 Bay to Breakers, her direct line at the hospital rang. "Do you remember that guy at the Bay to Breakers who died at the finish line?" a man said. "That was me." Stunned doesn't even begin to describe her reaction.

Doctors: Your Advice Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Dear Doctors, Last year on Mother's Day, I contacted one of your colleagues by leaving a message with an answering service that I had bad heartburn. ...

Shocking Truth About Night at the Museum

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Yes, the story is pretty far-fetched. Exhibits come to life. An Egyptian tablet possesses secret powers. You may be surprised, however, to learn that is one thing shockingly more unrealistic in this movie. Spoiler alert: The museums' AED devices.

The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics of CPR. So as you prepare to share the company of family and friends this holiday season, consider this: The best gift you could bring to any party is knowing how to save a life.

When Grief Becomes Love

Christina Pacella | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Christina Pacella

The story you are about to read is one I wish with all my heart I didn't have to tell. It's hard to find the right words. Thoughts and emotions tangle and grasp my stomach in a tight knot. Tears begin to flow when I think of those beautiful eyes, the expression of gentleness.

When a Youngster's Heart Stops, Their Life Doesn't Have To

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Sadder still is the realization that thousands of more youngsters meet similar fates without warranting headlines.

Glenwood Gardens Case Provides a Teaching Moment: CPR Saves Lives

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death.

The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's law requiring public schools to maintain AEDs and trained personnel on school grounds is simply worthless if there is no duty to utilize these life-saving devices.

AEDs Save Lives: Let's Keep Them Readily Available

Mary M. Newman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has launched a petition to the FDA to keep automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily accessible for victims of sudden unexpected cardiac arrest, rather than increase regulatory hurdles that will hinder their deployment.

Mother Of Fallen Teen Athlete Wants Defibrillators In Schools

AP | By LARRY LAGE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

-- Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot and collapsed seco...

Watch: Man Survived 96 Minutes Without A Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...

WATCH: This Man Survived After 96 Minutes With No Pulse

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...

Have a Heart: Give the Gift of Life by Expanding CPR and AED Training Opportunities

Caroll H. Neubauer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroll H. Neubauer

At this time of the year, as we think about the gifts we can give to others, let's consider making a true gift from the heart by equipping them to give the greatest gift of all - the gift of life.