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Sunblock? Check. Towels? Check. CPR Trained Adult?

Stephanie White | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Stephanie White

The American Red Cross website features cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) stories front and center. The plot is always the same - normal people enj...

WA Cardiac Arrest Survivor Honored for Advocacy Work by American Heart Association

American Heart Association - Western States | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
American Heart Association - Western States

Congratulations to American Heart Association (AHA) volunteer Eric Rothenberg of Mercer Island, Washington. He is the recipient of the AHA's Advocacy ...

He Saved Her Life With CPR; Now They're Married With 2 Sons

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Taking an inventory of trees in a 668-acre park is as tedious as it seems. Every single tree must be logged for its type, age, height and width. Now ...

33 States Now Require CPR Training Before High School Graduation. What Are the Others Waiting For?

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Mary M. Newman

June 1-7 is National CPR-AED Awareness Week. It's time to start teaching all students CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) before high school graduation.

Learn CPR... This Is Why

Margaret Marshall | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Marshall

As people watched our story unfold on the news and on social media, many have contacted me to say they registered for CPR training, making me wonder, "How many others will Gerow save with his one act?"

Mother's Day Gifts I Will Never Forget

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leigh Pechillo

As I recognize the second anniversary of my heart attack, I will do the same thing. Appreciate all the smallest moments we tend to glance over, forgive the wrongdoings as the pain of remembering them weighs on our hearts and live every moment! Breathe in, breathe out. Smile. Hug. Love. Laugh. Live.

The $600,000 Vacation

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Why was it on this family vacation, swimming in that pool, a nine year old went into sudden cardiac arrest? What caused it? Could it have been prevented? Could the near drowning been avoided?

What Doctors Wish You Knew About CPR

Kristine Scruggs, MD | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristine Scruggs, MD

The end of life is a part of life. It should be part of our legacy, not a desperate last-ditch effort to escape the inescapable. Talk to your family and your doctor now and on a regular basis as your condition changes. Take control of your legacy.

CPR: A Hands-On Way to Save a Life

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

The power to save a life is in your own hands, and this post will walk you through the simple step-by-steps to resuscitating someone who has collapsed and has stopped breathing or is breathing irregularly.

Matt Learned CPR During a Layover. Two Days Later, He Saved Sean's Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

What happened next changed many lives. It also showed the power of CPR-training kiosks. With seven more of these machines going into airports and office buildings around the country, it's my pleasure to share this amazing, powerful story.

5 Life-Saving Emergency Tips Everyone Should Know

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

As an ER doctor, I've seen countless patients whose lives were saved by a quick-thinking and knowledgeable bystander or loved one. We never know where life may lead -- and every single one of us can learn these life-saving techniques. (Cue ER theme music).

His Heart Stopped While Playing In An NHL Game. An AED Saved Him. Now Pevs Wants To Protect Others

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Less than seven minutes into an NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars, Rich Peverley of the Stars was sitting on the bench waiting to return to the ice when his heart stopped beating. He was in cardiac arrest.

12 Simple Ways You Can Save A Life Today

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living

You live in a crazy, crazy world. And crazy bad things happen here all the time. But it's important to realize that through it all, you are not powerl...

Heart Attack Patients Are At Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. But Ray's Story Brings Hope.

Mary M. Newman | Posted 02.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

Heart attack patients should ask their doctors about the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and how best to prevent it. Ray's doctors recognized the risk, and he is alive today because of it: "I did what the doctors told me, and it saved my life."

When Life (and Death) Imitates Art

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

How can a seemingly healthy student just collapse? What are we doing to examine and protect the health of our students? Are we prepared for the next student who collapses? We really don't know much about our kids' hearts.

Excess Weight Doesn't Serve as a Cushion in a Car Crash

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

"I know plenty of people that weigh more than me, and they don't have any health problems. I might be fat, but I'm doing fine." This is a refrain I h...

AEDs Save Lives But AEDs in Hiding Are Rendered Useless

Mary M. Newman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

As we continue to build our crowd-sourced and mobile-enhanced way of life in the United States, we must develop new and innovative ways to get lifesaving equipment to emergencies quickly and safely. We must work to ensure that lifesaving AEDs are readily available, 24/7, whenever sudden unexpected cardiac arrest occurs. AEDs save lives, but AEDs in hiding are rendered useless.

Electric Shock Injuries in Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Electrical injuries are very dangerous, and when it comes to dogs, are most often seen in youngsters and habitual chewers. As terrifying as it is to ...

Heart Attack vs. Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Understanding the Difference

Mary M. Newman | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

You can save a life by learning to recognize these conditions and being prepared to take appropriate action.

Commit to Saving a Life -- It Only Takes One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

The CPR you learn today could save the life of someone you love tomorrow. Please do all you can to help create more life savers so there are more lives saved.

So Identical, Both Their Lives Were Saved by CPR

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

At age 27, each could pass for the other. They are 5-foot-10, about 170 pounds, with dark hair and easy smiles. There are no scars or other giveaways to help tell them apart. Then there's the most important shared trait of all. Both their lives were saved by CPR.

App Saves Lives By Connecting People With CPR Training To Cardiac Arrest Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.10.2015 | Technology

Some of the most powerful applications of technology involve connecting people to one another at the right time, not in real time. When a good idea is...

Let's Train a New Generation of Lifesavers

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

As a cardiologist and physician-scientist, and former President of the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation, I have dedicated my life to promoting cardiovascular health and wellness for youth. Health education and basic lifesaving training are important ways to invest in their future health and well-being, and to make our communities safer.

First Responder Pens Emotional Letter After Florida Student's Death

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.02.2015 | College

When 18-year-old Michael Namey, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, had a seizure while attending a precalculus class on Monday, fellow s...

A Gentle Last Gesture

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

I wish we hadn't had to resuscitate her, that she could have gone to the grave with her ribs intact. This patient's life was over, my career just beginning, and I hope I never forget that sometimes death unimpeded is a blessing.