According to the United Nations, 51% of the world now has access to broadband internet service. What does that mean for healthcare? This week, after 2 years of research, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their first ever recommendations on digital health technology.
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People don’t dial 911 when things are going well. There’s an immediate need—typically one that requires a high degree of knowledge and clarity; and you expect the voice on the other end to have all the skills and tools to help you. But as it turns out, that’s not always the case.
When it comes to emergencies, being prepared means being equipped. It is essential to have all the resources you need for an emergency, but it’s not always easy to figure out what sorts of things you might need. When deciding how to prepare, remember that your survival gear should meet several criteria.
Spring has sprung! This week marks the beginning of the end of cold weather (we hope) and the start of a fresh new season. Spring is for rejuvenation, a time to enjoy the pleasant outdoors and bask in the flurry of plant growth and renewal. There are so many ways to enjoy the weather this time of year. To get you started, here are 10 fun and simple ways to enjoy the springtime.
Have you ever woken up and just knew it was going to be a bad day? You might even think there are specific days on the calendar when bad things are more likely to happen. Not to frighten you, but today is March 15th, known by historians and literary fans as the Ides of March—possibly one of the most infamous "unlucky" days of all time.
Daylight Savings Time—three words guaranteed to elicit a few sighs and eye-rolls. I'm sure you've wondered, "How is this still a thing?" There are many questions about why we continue to participate in this time-honored tradition, but Daylight Savings Time is worth discussing because of what it does to our bodies; and most importantly, our hearts.
Imagine someone comes up to you and compliments your appearance, gives you praise for completing a task, or just passes along an encouraging word. It's probably going to make you feel pretty good, right? Kind words are more important than you think. In fact, studies have shown that giving compliments can have just as strong of an impact as receiving them.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, so we all need to learn CPR and be vigilant about our own heart health. Eating the right diet is essential for long-term heart health—but with so much information online it can be nearly impossible to figure out what foods truly keep your heart in tip-top shape. Here’s a quick list of the best foods to eat, and why they’re so good for your heart.
February is often seen as a month of love and romance, but it's also a great time to take care of your heart. It's American Heart Month, an annual celebration that started in 1963 to inspire Americans to join the fight against heart disease. Celebrating American Heart Month means bringing awareness your community so everyone can live better, healthier lives. Here are some simple ways you can celebrate!
It's been dangerously cold in much of the United States this week, with temperatures dropping to near-record lows in Chicago and much of the Midwest. With wind chills in the -30s, this rush of cold is nothing to take lightly--the death toll for the polar vortex stands at 12 while the cold stretches on. As the polar vortex wreaks havoc, follow these tips to stay warm:
Anyone can find themselves as a bystander in an emergency. The key is to be prepared. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to the CPR process. To learn more or schedule a CPR training class, click here to find CPR class dates and times.
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Winter is a cold and dreary time of year, and it's not always easy to function. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it's commonly known, is a form of depression that usually begins in late fall or early winter and starts to fade as the weather improves. It puts a damper on people's mental health, causing symptoms of depression, irritability, laziness, and trouble waking up in the morning. SAD can affect anyone, including children. Everyone experiences these symptoms differently but there's usually something that will help. Below are 5 remedies to try.
Today is January 4th, which can mean only one thing—it's National Trivia Day! Ok, I'll admit I'd never heard of it either. While it may not be as popular as National Pizza Day or National Take Your Dog to Work Day, it's still fun to learn some new things. One important genre of trivia to brush up on is CPR trivia. There's so much to know, and much of this knowledge can make you a better and more informed member of your community. Here are a few facts that may surprise you, courtesy of our friends at the American Heart Association.
New Year's resolutions are generally a waste of time. You'll start out with a noble goal like losing weight, and then by February you're eating a carton of chocolate ice cream and using the treadmill as a closet. In fact, according to one survey, only 8% of us actually keep our resolutions. Why is everyone so bad at this? Well, there are 5 reasons why people fail at bettering themselves in the new year. If we analyze these problems and focus on achieving our goals, there is a much greater chance for success.
The end of the calendar year is "list time." You see them everywhere: lists ranking the year's best music, most memorable sporting events, news, and just about everything else you can imagine. Here's a list that might interest you: The United Health Foundation released its annual America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, which ranks the states from 1-50 using 35 different health measures including behaviors, environment, policy, clinical care, and health outcomes.
There's always that one person on your shopping list who's hard to buy for. I mean, what do you get your spouse's uncle? You’ve only met him once and have absolutely no idea what he likes. Getting him a gift card is such a cop-out, so what do you buy? Fortunately, CPR Savers has you covered with gifts this holiday season. In addition to our 12 Days of Christmas Deals here are some ideas for stocking stuffers that are sure to please:
Update your CPR manikin into a smart CPR manikin! Ready to take CPR training into the digital age? The Heartisense Premium Kit has you covered. It was only a matter of time before technological advancements made their way to the CPR training community. By January 31st, 2019, AHA is requiring teachers to use manikins that provides instrumented directive feedback to students.
Two massive earthquakes hit Alaska Friday morning, triggering tsunami warnings that urged many residents to seek higher ground. Tsunamis don’t often get much national media attention or explanation in the United States where hurricanes and tornadoes are the more common form of natural disaster. But on days like today, it's helpful to know your science. So what is a tsunami, what causes it, and most importantly what happens when it hits land?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you're travelling, you're in good company. AAA projects that over 54 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8% increase over last year. And all those travelers have at least one thing to be thankful for this holiday season: low gas prices. The price for a gallon of gas has plummeted to $2.68 nationwide due to a significant drop in oil prices.
It's a doggy dog world these days with hard working canines around every corner. Just like humans, a dog can put too much strain on its body from over exertion or even just choke from eating too quickly. While there are distinct roles in a pet-owner relationship, there are unique responsibilities for a dog owner. While no law requires you to know basic life support, it's still something to take seriously. That's why we here at CPR Savers wanted to take the time to talk about the importance of CPR training for animals.
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.
Speaking from experience, I know that getting a new pet is very exciting. It's adding a new member to the family, who wouldn't be thrilled about that? And if you take home a little puppy or kitten you'll have your own pet to raise from birth. There is a lot to consider when picking a furry friend to adopt, especially if this will be the first pet in the household. Here's why choosing a senior dog or cat may be the absolute best thing you can do.
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.
'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.