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!
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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.
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.
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.