Safe in the Summer

Posted by Leah on 4/13/2018 to Safety Tips
Well it’s that time of years again, and boy does it seem to be getting hotter and hotter every year. It’s important to remember how to stay safe in this hot weather. Those of us that work outdoors or like to maintain their workouts outside we must be aware of the dangers that the heat carries and adhere to health safety.

Heart Attack? Or Cardiac Arrest?

Posted by Leah on 4/6/2018 to Emergency Care
In the U.S. cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40. According to http://www.heart.org, each year more than 350,000 individuals fall victim to cardiac arrest. In the event when there is a cardiac arrest situation the moment is very tense, and every second counts. Time and effort could make the difference of saving one’s life. When performing CPR, this could become highly exhausting. Whether you are a good Samaritan, being at the right place at the right time, or even if you are a professional EMT, Respiratory Therapist, or Nurse, you can still find yourself getting fatigued whilst performing compressions and giving rescue breaths.

The Reoccurance of the Plague

Posted by Elijah on 3/30/2018 to Physical Health

The black plague has returned! Well, it never really left, but now it has reached the United States. In recent news, scientists have found that the Yersinia pestis (bacteria that causes the bubonic plague) are being carried throughout the west coast on its age-old companion, the flea. If that wasn’t bad enough, there are dead prairie dogs and rats growing by numbers every day. If this doesn’t sound like history repeating itself, then you’ll need to refresh your knowledge of the Dark Ages. It always starts in the rodents and then spreads to the bigger animals, and eventually, mankind.

Flu Prevention

Posted by Elijah on 3/2/2018 to Physical Health

Who doesn’t like a good bundle during cold weather? They have bundle package deals, bundled wood for the fire, and walking bundled people. Winter is the time of year where fashion really takes a back seat to functionality. The various blanket monsters roaming the streets are a sight to behold and people often find themselves envious of the one who came to work wrapped like a cozy burrito. Yes, it’s because being cold sucks, but it probably has a great deal to do with prevention of sickness.

Stop the Shock

Posted by Lauren on 2/23/2018 to Physical Health

Allergic reactions, though typically minimal and regarded as mildly annoying, can sometimes be much more dangerous and frightening. The goal of this article is to provide you with some tips that can help you be prepared when someone's allergic reaction isn't so mild.

AHA Releases Latest Statistics on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Posted by Leah on 2/16/2018 to Physical Health

According to the American Heart Association’s newly released “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2018 Update”, there are more than 350,000 "Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests" (OHCA) annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them fatal, . Affecting an estimated 356,461 people of any age .

Great American Smokeout

Posted by Elijah on 11/20/2017 to Physical Health
Great American Smokeout

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time for giving has arrived. Hopefully, you’re prepared for the bonding moments of the holidays. Plus, who isn’t excited about the food? With all this joy and merriment in the air, naturally, you’d want to point your nose to the sky and take it all in. However, it’s hard to enjoy the smells of freshly baked fruit cake or peppermint with the air polluted with heinous cigarettes. Nothing takes away from a family outing more than when daddy needs to step outside for a smoke break. The gift that really keeps on giving is a smoker making the resolution to stop smoking for the holidays and start committing to a healthier more active lifestyle. Your family will thank you, and CDC will always be there for support.

Incognito Influenza

Posted by Elijah H. on 6/20/2017 to Safety Tips
Incognito Influenza

Music festivals, Holiday gatherings, Summer events, and pandemic flu virus go hand in hand around this time of bustling year. If you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, you should be aware of the dangers that lurk in the common air. Close quarter events can easily turn from a blast to a bad day, especially for individuals not implementing NPIs in their everyday life. CDC describes NPIs (non pharmaceutical Interventions) as “actions that people and communities can take, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medications, to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.” These are also known as mitigation strategies.

Sun Exposure

Posted by Kat on 6/2/2017 to Safety Tips
Sun Exposure

Our skin is an important part of our body. Skin is the largest organ in a human. It covers our entire skeletal structure, and can become a painful inconvenience when, and if it gets damaged. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and even sunburn. Sunburn is a silent attacker that has gotten over one third of adults, and almost one third of the teen population.

The Human Heart

Posted by KAT on 5/19/2017 to Physical Health
The Human Heart
The human heart is a very strong, hardworking engine inside the human body. Each part within the heart has their own unique auto responsive job working together to power the entire body. As we all know, the heart is a pump which moves the blood through the body constantly. The arteries and veins can be thought of as the pipes of the engine that flow blood throughout the entire body. The various parts of the heart which are known as chambers, have distinct functions as previously mentioned.

Sleep Deprivation Dangers

Posted by KAT on 5/12/2017 to Physical Health
Sleep Deprivation Dangers

Sleep deprivation is an easily-developed type of sleep disorder commonly known as insomnia. This sleeping disorder affects the pattern, or consistency, of a person’s sleeping habits. Whether you are not sleeping enough or not sleeping well, this disorder has been linked to numerous health issues and heightened health risks. Insomnia is an easily recognizable disorder that clearly affects your mental and physical performance, and has also shown to negatively affect emotional function and understanding. The diagnosis of this disorder is often overlooked and symptoms are mistakenly attributed to a hectic schedule at work, home, or other areas in life.

Tobacco: A Dangerous Addiction

Posted by Kat on 1/23/2017 to Physical Health
Tobacco: A Dangerous Addiction

Tobacco is not just one of the five main leading causes of death in the world today, but also a billion-dollar industry robbing the funds of society through addiction-based products. Cigarettes come in all different quantities, sizes, colors, prices, intensity, and flavors, but they all have the same negative affect on a user’s body—and budget.

The first step to quitting is accepting the fact that you want to be healthy and no longer fund your destruction. 18 of every 100 adults, 25–44 years old (meaning 17.7% of Americans) smoke cigarettes regularly throughout the week, and that’s not including international statistics. The British American Tobacco company has agreed to merge with big time U.S. tobacco company Reynolds American as of 01/17/2017, promising to become an $86 billion-dollar tobacco company that already has a standing reputation in the international market. Based upon the statistics and recent facts, we can now see room for much more profit, hence much more production, hence many more users, hence many more deaths.

What is Pulse Oximetry?

Posted by Rhett on 1/10/2017 to Physical Health
What is Pulse Oximetry?

If you've been to the doctor recently, you can probably still recall the tiny device that the nurse clipped loosely onto the tip of your finger. You most likely didn't ask about it, but this cute, little clip—called a pulse oximeter—was reading your oxygen saturation levels, a metric used to determine how much oxygen is available in your blood. As a vital element that our organs need in order to keep working, low levels could indicate a serious issue—even a level below 92% can suggest hypoxia (deprivation of adequate oxygen).

Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Posted by Sandy on 11/29/2016 to Physical Health
Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Car accident, sports, or even just a bad fall. Dealing with a broken bone can be tough. Not only do you have to deal with the pain, but the disruption it causes to our school and work lives and freetime can be debilitating and downright depressing. Even just a minor leg fracture could take six to eight weeks to properly heal, and the older you are, the more time it may take.

There's no doubt that anyone who has suffered from a broken bone wants one thing more than anything else: to get fixed faster. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to make sure that your bone gets the proper nutrition and attention it needs to mend itself quickly, so that you can get back to living your action-filled life in comfort.

Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Posted by Sandy on 11/22/2016 to Physical Health
Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe conditions in which loss of memory or thinking skills prevents a person from performing everyday tasks. Alzheimer's disease is the most common instance of dementia, but there are other diseases and conditions, including vitamin definciences, that can cause the symptoms of dementia.

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes Facts and Stats

Posted by Rhett on 11/14/2016 to Physical Health

Today's Google logo might not seem as recognizable as some of the other ones you've seen, but it still symbolizes a very important day in the history of medical care: the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the man who first developed insulin as a treatment for diabetes, earning a Nobel Prize in 1923, and becoming knighted by King George V in 1934. November 14th is also appropriately marked as World Diabetes Day, in the hopes of bringing awareness to the severity and seriousness of the common disease.

Talk to Your Kids about the Harm of Smoking

Posted by Sandy on 11/9/2016 to Physical Health
Talk to Your Kids about the Harm of Smoking

Smoking causes new DNA mutations every year you smoke!

A new study that compared the genetic analysis results of 2,490 smokers and 1,063 respondents who never smoked a tobacco cigarette before found that for each year you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, 150 mutations are generated in each of your lung cells. Additionally, 97 mutations are produced in each cell of your larynx, 39 in each of your pharynx cells, 23 in your mouth cells, 18 in your bladder cells, and 6 in your liver cells.

But even knowing this, it is hard for people to quit. Hopefully we can help reduce the harmful effects smoking has on our society by stopping the habit before it begins by talking to our youth.

"Start the Beat" Petition Hopes to Raise Awareness of CPR and AED Training

Posted by Rhett on 11/7/2016 to Emergency Care

"K.H." created a petition in late October asking the White House to launch a nation-wide campaign called "Start the Beat" in an effort to spread awareness of the seriousness of sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in the United States. Citing other national campaigns like "Stop, drop, and roll" and "Stop the bleed," K.H. hopes that "Start the Beat" will become common knowledge to citizens in the U.S.

At only 868 signatures so far, the Start the Beat petition needs more than 99,000 more signatures by November 20 to get a response from the White House. Sign the petition and help spread the word about heart health!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/launch-national-campaign-start-beat-increase-awareness-cpraed-use-improve-survival-cardiac-arrest

Flu Season Courtesy and Tips for Staying Healthy

Posted by Rhett on 11/3/2016 to Physical Health
Flu Season Courtesy and Tips for Staying Healthy

It's the time of year that the flu starts to emerge from hiberation and slowly take over in schools, shopping malls, and the workplace. This might not sound like a big deal—you might miss a few days at work or your kids might miss some school—but while most people only come down with a mild illness, some people may develop complications like pneumonia and bronchitis, which could require hospitalization and even result in death. People at high risk (children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women, and those with chronic health problems) are particularly susceptible.

Even if you don't fall in any of these categories, you probably know someone who does, and it's part of your own responsibility to keep yourself healthy so that you don't spread the flu to the people you love!

Marking the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Sandy on 10/31/2016 to Physical Health
Marking the end of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is coming to a close (Happy Halloween!) and we at CPR Savers wanted to remind everyone that while you enjoy your treat-filled holiday, you should keep in mind what else this month is about.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (skin cancer being the first), and can even affect men. Last year, it was estimated that 290,000 women would be newly diagnosed with breast cancer and around 40,000 would die to the disease. If you haven't recently, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Organ Donation Facts

Posted by Rhett on 10/28/2016 to Physical Health
Organ Donation Facts

In 2015, a man named Christopher Dempsey learned that a co-worker's cousin was gravely ill and needed a liver transplant. He knew that if that was him or one of his own family members, he'd want someone to help, and decided he would get tested to see if he was a match. He was. He donated half of his liver to a complete stranger, and now—less than two years later—they have gotten married!

There are over 120,000 people living in the United States waiting for an organ transplant, and an average of 20 of them die each day waiting. Even if you're not ready to make the kind of sacrifice that Mr. Dempsey did, you may want to consider planning for the future.

One organ donor could save up to 8 lives and help heal more than 50.

Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by Daniel on 10/27/2016 to Physical Health
Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Health

A recent suvey conducted by Gallup-Healthways ranked almost 200 U.S. cities by the percent of residents who reported ever having a heart attack. Percentages range from a healthy 1.3% to a worrisome 8.8%. (Read the full post to see how your city ranked.)

Cardiovascular disease accounts for 34% of deaths in America, and common risk factors can dramatically increase the risk of disease, such as diabetes. However, studies show that even a little bit of effort can improve your heart health! Read more for some heart health tips.

Fitting Exercise into Your Day

Posted by Rhett on 10/19/2016 to Physical Health

The United States is ranked as the 27th most obese country in the world; meaning over 65% of the population is overweight or obese. Being obese does not only reflect externally but internally as well. High blood pressure, Diabetes, and heart disease are just a few complications that can occur due to obesity alone. The best way to fight obesity is to get active and participate in physical activities. By doing so you will not only fight obesity but also build strong muscles and bones and release endorphins, which help reduce the feelings of depression and improve your ability to focus.

What is Tuberculosis?

Posted by CPR Savers and First Aid Supply on 5/6/2016 to Physical Health

Tuberculosis is an airborne disease. It is only spread when germs are forced into the air. Covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, is not only polite but reduces the risk of contracting and/or spreading the disease.

The best and most effective way to avoid contracting TB is to avoid being in the same vicinity as someone who has TB. However, if this is unavoidable, wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Gloves and protective clothing are not required, as TB cannot be transmitted through touch alone.

Please click Read More for a list of TB Symptoms.

National Kidney Day

Posted by CPR Savers and First Aid Supply on 3/8/2016 to Physical Health

We would like to thank the National Kidney Foundation for the use of this fun, informative video on Your Kidneys and You.

Thursday, March 10th is National Kidney Day. Are you one of the 28 million un-diagnosed Americans with chronic Kidney Disease? Many times people in the health care field are the last to be tested. Schedule a urine and blood test with your primary care physician, and take charge of your health.

Do you have a healthy set of kidneys? Have you considered donating one to someone in need?  100,791 people are currently on the kidney transplant list (1.11.2016) as reported by the National Kidney Registry. Click Read More for more Information on kidney donation.

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