What are you going as for Halloween this year? Some people come up with creative, elaborate and timely ideas, while others stick to a "go-to" costume they can use again and again. Dressing up, going trick or treating, being with friends -- it's what Halloween is all about. But being out on the prowl at night can bring challenges and concerns for parents of eager candy-seekers. Keep the little ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween with these 5 safety tips.
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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.
A student in Illinois saved his father's life by performing CPR until the paramedics arrived, using the skills he learned in a high school health class. That encounter helped spark the state to enact legislation compelling all high school students to get trained on how to operate mobile defibrillators and to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Across the country there is a movement to put CPR training in the classroom -- requiring that all high schoolers learn the skill before they can graduate. As of last year, 39 states had approved measures that would do just that. Is this the right way to go? Do you think this kind of policy is something that should be implemented nationwide?
Would you be able to help someone having a heart attack? More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year. Even the quickest first responders often take 8-12 minutes to reach a victim. Suffering a sudden cardiac arrest is a frightening and potentially tragic experience for a patient and their family. The helplessness of waiting for help to arrive while watching a loved one suffer--what a horrible feeling. Needless to say, during an emergency situation every second counts. Knowing how to properly use an AED will dramatically improve the odds of survival. AEDs are so incredible at saving lives that they're estimated to increase overall survival rates of sudden cardiac arrests by a whopping 70%.
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.
Hurricane Florence is beating down the East Coast with strong winds, intense storm surge, and a whole lot of rain. Make that an unbearable amount of rain. According to forecasters, Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolinas. With all this happening in such a short period of time, the hope for residents affected by this monster storm is that they prepared adequately and evacuated in time.
The turn from summer to fall often comes with changes in weather and weekend plans for you and your family. And in many households across the country, the beach towels and sunglasses are replaced by cleats and shoulder pads. No matter your child's age or ability, player safety is on the forefront of parents' minds. While safety can never be guaranteed with any physical activity, there are ways for each player to be prepared.
Wildfires are burning brighter than Alicia Keys singing for The Hunger Games. It's terrible that people are losing their lives every day trying to survive and escape the infernos. In California, wildfires are popping up...well, like wildfires. 41 counties have reported a wildfire dating back to mid-February of this year. Everyone has an opinion on who or what is to blame for the blazes but that doesn't help fix the ultimate problem of improving the safety of victims of these tragic events.
Don’t you just love to be outdoors? It’s all about enjoying the fresh air and reaching the peak of the mountain. It’s even better when your best friend and furry companion goes with you—they love it even more!
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.
For every region of the world, there is at least one downside to living there. Whether it's the hurricanes and earthquakes in the east, wildfires in the west, or tornadoes in the Midwestern region, natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. How do you prepare when you never know when something is going to happen? More than 60% of Americans are completely unprepared and it is as easy as having a survival kit in a handy place.
Believe it or not, people go hiking in hot weather all over the country during the summer days. Even in sweltering conditions, like the intense desert of Southeastern Arizona. Yes, it is very possible to have an enjoyable hike out in the igneous desert. However, there are several ways to approach the task without perishing. Provided below are suggestions that should carefully be thought out to hike smart and stay safe on the trails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?
CPR Savers & First Aid Supply offers Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) as lifesaving devices to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest. These defibrillators are designed to quickly and easily provide an electric shock that restores the victim's normal heart rhythm.