Should You Use Ice or Heat for an Injury?

Posted by Andrew on 11/9/2018 to Physical Health
Should You Use Ice or Heat for an Injury?

Life fact: Everyone gets hurt sometimes. It can be anything from a turned ankle to a stiff lower back--and of course these pesky injuries always pop up when you least expect them. Ice and heat are both commonly used to treat injuries. But did you know that if you use the wrong one, you can actually make your situation worse? To find out the right way to treat an injury, let's take a look at the effectiveness of both methods and when you should use them.

Top 10 Flu FAQs

Posted by Andrew on 10/26/2018 to Physical Health
Top 10 Flu FAQs

There is a lot of information online about the flu, and it's not easy to get the facts straight. What is the flu, and how do I prevent it? What should I do if I get it? Let's cut through all the noise and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about flu season with help from our good friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Strep Throat and the Holiday Season

Posted by Elijah on 10/24/2018 to Physical Health
Strep Throat and the Holiday Season

'Tis the season to be sickly. It may be called the most wonderful time of the year, yet it's still a mystery how there is so much cheer coupled with so much contagion in the air. Nevertheless, don't let germs be the reason you won't give Gram-Gram some holiday sugar. While sicknesses like strep throat and the flu seem to be at an all-time high during the colder times of year, nothing should ever discourage from the family love.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Andrew on 10/12/2018 to Physical Health
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Do you have a personal connection to breast cancer? If you or someone you love has ever had the disease, you may already know the facts. You may know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, or that this year over 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed. However, those of us in good health may not take time to think about the issue -- after all, it's easy to forget about when you're already in good health.

Gear Up For The Outdoors This Fall

Posted by Andrew on 9/21/2018 to Physical Health
Gear Up For The Outdoors This Fall

The weather is changing! Cooler temperatures mean it's time to open the other side of your closet--you know, the side with the long sleeves and hoodies that get ignored during the dog days of summer. It's about time you showed them some love. And the best part about this time of year? The mild weather and dwindling crowds give you a good excuse to get away from the day-to-day grind and spend some time outdoors. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing--the possibilities are endless.

Staying Connected at School

Posted by Elijah on 8/10/2018 to Safety Tips
Staying Connected at School

School is back in session! What a wild summer it’s been. With all the world crisis and take off in social media culture, it is more imperative than ever to keep students connected to their schooling. Distractions are easy to come by in the modern age. This makes involvement from parents, to teachers, to faculty, vital to the success of our future collegiate scholars. After all, it takes a village. This isn’t an article advocating for the isolation of teens from social gatherings with their peers, but rather a friendly reminder that it is still important to monitor what your child may be exposed to, and how they learn to handle different situations. It can be difficult for some parents trying their hardest not to be “overbearing,” but experts at the Center for Disease Control have got some solid facts about the effectiveness of a strong parent-child relationship when it comes to the many hard lessons you must learn going through school, and eventually life. Staying connected now will ensure an even better connection in the future between you and your prodigy.

HFMD, Not Another Indie Band

Posted by Elijah on 7/20/2018 to Physical Health
HFMD, Not Another Indie Band

Head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. Who doesn’t love 'The Head and Shoulders Song?' Anyone with HFMD, that’s who! So naturally, you would want to know how someone can constantly avoid touching the various appendages and features of the human body. Well it’s quite simple. If you had a disease on your hands known as Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, the last thing you’d want to do is spread it to the other 2 areas that the disease encompasses in the name. Luckily this disease is rare but can prove fatal if other health complications are added to the mix. Which if you have HFMD, you most likely will have other health complications as well.

Heart History

Posted by Elijah on 6/22/2018 to Physical Health

With summer upon the United States, people are hitting the beach, or getting out to those water parks for some fun in the sun. While activity is generally a plus for habits towards good health, there is still a very important risk that should be addressed and assessed for families looking to spend a good amount of their summer outside. How many of us take the time to get to learn our family’s health history before planning a cruise? Well, experts at CDC believe this is more important than most individuals realize. If you’re going be spending time being active and pushing your body to the limits for the sake of sports or competition, you really should be double checking your family tree for history of heart disease.

Youth : Diabetes awareness

Posted by Elijah on 6/15/2018 to Physical Health
Youth : Diabetes awareness

Your child could have diabetes and you don't even know it! A recent study released by The New England Journal of Medicine indicates a rise in diabetes type 1 and 2 that is afflicting the youth of America (ages 0-19). While the study was focused on the data provided from diagnosis done in 2002-2012, it is the first study done for pointing out a trend in the increase of this condition. The results are quite unsettling, to say the least. It is estimated that 11,245 youths are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (0 to 19 years of age), and approximately 2,846 (aged 10-19) are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Overall, the relative annual increase in the occurrence of type 1 diabetes was 1.8%, whereas type 2 diabetes was a 4.8% increase. . According to the CDC type 2 diabetes has become more and more prevalent in the youth today. Therefore, it is not only a good idea, but almost imperative that more health facilities do everything they can to spread the knowledge and awareness of diabetes. Luckily CPR Savers has the perfect product for such a mission, the Diabetes Mellitus Display.

Stop The Bleed!

Posted by Steven on 6/1/2018 to Emergency Care
Stop The Bleed!

All over the news we are seeing an increasing amount of violence towards our fellow man. In 2017, there was over 400 mass shootings in the United States alone. These mass shooting have left over 1600 injured and over 500 dead. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the most notable was the Las Vegas Shooting which has been said to be “the most deadliest shooting in modern US history.” This shooting alone left 59 dead and over 500 injured. Many more would have perished if it weren’t for highly trained Emergency Personnel and good Samaritans coming to the rescue. With so many people injured, it was imperative to stop the bleeding to give medical professionals ample time to treat the most severe.

World No Tobacco Day

Posted by Leah on 5/31/2018 to Physical Health
World No Tobacco Day

Once a year, during the last week of May, the Centers for Disease Control celebrates World No Tobacco Day. It's no secret that over 1 billion of the earth's population are avid cigarette smokers, and approximately 7 million perish from the poisonous chemicals in tobacco every year. With the knowledge that society carries now, we are able to identify the deadly consequences of tobacco use, and laws that restrict them in particular areas. With CDC's commitment to a healthy lifestyle, they are able to provide us with tools and resources to aid in the campaign of a tobacco free lifestyle.

Swimming Week

Posted by Elijah on 5/25/2018 to Safety Tips
Swimming Week

It's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week! At least, that’s what experts at CDC call the week of May May 21st-27th. Sounds like a perfect excuse for the family to get out and make some waves. All are welcome! Well not quite all. Swimming; while it is a great form of exercise and activity, can be very dangerous if you aren’t informed of proper swim safety. This week, CDC highlighted a very important fact that is often overlooked by people heading out for the public pools. You’ll want to take a moment to check out what they had to say before subjecting your family to an icky situation.

Kidneys & Problems Affecting them

Posted by Leah on 5/11/2018 to Physical Health
Kidneys & Problems Affecting them

Kidneys are one of our major functioning organs in our body. They are so important that we are provided with two for the possibility of losing one due to injure. Our kidneys processes all the food and drinks we put in our body, to keep the nutrients and filter out all the toxins in our body to keep us healthy. However sometimes, the kidneys become impaired, and are unable to cleanse our systems. When this happens, various diseases to the kidneys can arise. Among the most common are : Kidney stones. UTI. Kidney infections. These diseases are benign and should be treated right away to prevent further kidney damage. Among the most severe kidney problems are: Acute kidney injury (AKI) , Hepatitis C , Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Kidney failure . All of which leads to the loss of kidney use that may lead to dialysis or even a kidney transplant, if severe enough.

How The World Has Evolved Regarding Water Consumption

Posted by Leah on 5/4/2018 to Physical Health
How The World Has Evolved Regarding Water Consumption

The internet tells you about it. Newspapers, blogs, isolated articles, television, radio, etc. They all warn you about it. From any perspective, it seems like there is no way not to be informed about this. From simply reading the title, you already know what we’re talking about: Water Consumption. So, we set out to achieve these extreme goals (64 ounces of water per day is the more common example), not thinking that whoever came up with this goal might’ve missed the point about portioning to to his/her own size. Yes, you CAN drink too much water, but more to come. Below, we will address what happens when you go through deficits or over-consumption.

Physio-Control Forward Hearts program

Posted by Leah on 4/26/2018 to Emergency Care

We are excited to announce the Physio-Control Forward Hearts program, which is available starting today! This new program puts you and your organization in a position to recognize a sudden cardiac arrest survivor and rescuers, make an important lifesaving donation to your community and get a little free press!

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.
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