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The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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.

AHA at 90: How Far We've Come, How Much Work Remains

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest. The medical field couldn't stop, or even slow, the suffering, much less prevent it

I'm Alive Today Because Strangers on the Subway Knew CPR

Michael Kiernan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Michael Kiernan

As the train left 125th St., I had collapsed on the floor, started foaming at the mouth and turned blue. A few seats away, Dr. Sonia Tolani, a cardiology fellow, quickly realized I had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

Know Disco? If So, You Can Save a Life: Learn How During National CPR Week

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our Hands-Only CPR campaign is increasing the survival of victims by making people aware of Hands-Only CPR as an effective choice, training them in the skill, and giving them the confidence to take action.

Oregon Governor Saves A Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life. On his way to d...

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.

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Expand Federal Child Care Program, Boost Safety

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get ...

PHOTOS: Baby Rescued On Miami Expressway

Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News

Traffic came to a halt on the Dolphin Expressway in Miami on Thursday night when 37-year-old Pamela Rauseo stopped her SUV, jumped out and cried f...

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

Surfer Reunites With Woman Who Saved His Life

Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

Nineteen-year-old Kai Lapschies would not be alive today if it had not been for Kelly Patrick, who he met for the first time yesterday. Lapschies w...

Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers, One Student at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Since witnessing the cardiac arrest that inspired me, I have not been around anyone who has needed CPR. But I know of two teenagers who have. Both learned it at school and ended up saving the life of one of their parents."

10 Things Everyone Should Be Able to Do, or Learn to If They Don't

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

Change a tire: easy you say, whoa, not so fast, some cars are better equipped than others, so the first thing to do is to make sure you have all the proper tools in your vehicle, meaning a trip to an auto care shop.

My Husband Saved His Life

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

Aside from my tear-filled "thank you," in the center of the restaurant, we haven't spoken since 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time. And I only know that because in my clenched hand is my iPhone, still showing the recent call history of 911.

The Oddest Airport Amenity, Like Ever

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Passengers at a Texas airport can practice doing CPR compressions to the steady beat of the Bee Gees disco song "Stayin' Alive." ...

How Do Physicians and Non-Physicians Want to Die?

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

The paradox, then -- the fact that people want to be actively saved if they are near or at the moment of death, but also want to die peacefully -- seems to be rooted in a pretty profound medical illiteracy.

Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR

Barbara Dehn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Hey, It's CPR awareness week! And, what better time to get an update on the new guidelines to help everyone stay alive. I love these new videos and guidelines that can help everyone learn how to save a life. It makes learning CPR easy and memorable.

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.

Do You Have a Duty to Perform CPR?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

I think we all have a right to die the way we want. My biggest concern is whether many of our life-saving techniques just prolong a life of suffering. I have seen the agony that many times accompanies our heroic efforts to stem the force of Mother Nature.

Independent Living Home Defends Nurse Who Refused To Perform CPR

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from...

Ohio Nurse Rescues Couple From Burning Car Wreck

Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

As a nurse manager at the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, Debra Watkins is surrounded by heroes. But the humble nurse is actually a hero herself. ...

Back From the Dead and Very Much Alive

Joanne Wallenstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Joanne Wallenstein

When Bill and Hilary Greenberg flew to Costa Rica in April 2012 for a scuba vacation they were not new to diving. In fact, they took their first dive together on their honeymoon 18 years ago and have been going to the bottom of the ocean ever since.

Don't Be Afraid to Save a Life

Dr. Amer Aldeen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Dr. Amer Aldeen

If someone were to suddenly collapse 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 between life and death.

Ohio Teen Working To Train Every Local Teacher In CPR

strongsville.patch.com | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact

Madison Cianciolo was in math class at Strongsville High School last year when another student suffered a seizure. The teacher tried to help, but w...