How AED and CPR Training Go Hand-In-Hand

How AED and CPR Training Go Hand-In-Hand

There are two important steps that go hand-in-hand when someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest. CPR involves compressing the chest to keep the blood flowing in the body. This keeps the organs from deteriorating during the event and it is an important part of saving a person’s life. AED training teaches a student how to use an automated external defibrillator should there be one available when a cardiac arrest occurs. Many public buildings now have these defibrillators on hand and they are a vital part of the life-saving process. While...

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Almost Half Of All Americans Have ‘High Blood Pressure’ based On New US Health Guidelines

Almost Half Of All Americans Have ‘High Blood Pressure’ based On New US Health Guidelines

The American Heart Association has now introduced new guidelines in the United States for high blood pressure. New parameters have been set by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and 9 other professional health organizations. With the new guidelines in place, approximately 38% of adult women and 50% of men in the US are now considered to have ‘high’ blood pressure. These new definitions mean that 14% more adults in America are considered to be suffering from hypertension than under the guidelines. These...

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What Is Bystander CPR?

What Is Bystander CPR?

Bystander CPR is emergency CPR administered by someone that close to the situation physically but not a part of an official response team dispatched from emergency services. Considering the high number of occurrences, cardiac arrest is likely to happen in a busy public place – as a result, the actions of bystanders are crucial in an emergency situation. When a cardiac arrest does occur, the survival rate is approximately only 12% when it occurs outside a hospital environment. About 40,000 cardiac arrests take place in Canada every...

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Celebrate CPR Month This November with Heart2Heart

Celebrate CPR Month This November with Heart2Heart

November is CPR month across Canada, and if you haven’t yet learned how to perform CPR, the time to get trained is now. This November you may run into a situation where you can save a life through CPR techniques taught in our courses. If one of your family members or acquaintances suddenly went into cardiac arrest, would you know how to handle it? While most people are able to recognize the symptoms and signs of a cardiac emergency, most don’t have the training required to effectively help another individual in distress. CPR, when...

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How to Handle Severe Reactions to Insect Bites & Stings

How to Handle Severe Reactions to Insect Bites & Stings

    We’ve all been stung by insects before, but how we react to them is on a case-by-case basis. Most people will just feel some minor pain and itching when stung by a bee, wasp or hornet, while others will have a life-threatening reaction. It’s important to understand the warning signs of a person that is allergic to bug bites and to learn how to respond to the situation.     Severe Reactions A severe reaction to an insect bite may include one or more of the following symptoms: Trouble breathing Swollen throat...

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Learn How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

Learn How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

Would you be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke if it were happening to someone in your immediate area? Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in North America with almost 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke in the United States alone per year. Of these 800,000, almost 130,000 die as a result. While many people know what the warning signs of a heart attack are, not as many are as versed when it comes to recognizing the symptomatology that can take place during a stroke. Here are the top warning signs that...

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First Aid Treatment for Hypothermia

First Aid Treatment for Hypothermia

Winter will be here soon enough, and with it, comes the risk of hypothermia. In order to handle the situation properly, everyone living in Canada should know the basics of first-aid for this condition. As well, it’s important to learn the symptoms of hypothermia so that you can act quickly. This is an emergency medical situation that requires fast action in order to possibly save a life. Mild to Moderate Hypothermia When a person is suffering from mild hypothermia, he will be shivering but his core temperature will remain relatively...

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Addressing Heart Health Amongst Children

Addressing Heart Health Amongst Children

Most children are born with healthy hearts that can serve them for many years to come. When you give your children good habits to abide to, they’ll be able to keep their heart healthy and active forward into adulthood. here are some habits you can instil in your young ones so they can avoid hart problems or conditions in the future. Healthy Eating Habits Teach your children to eat healthy at a young age and they will become used to this type of living. WHile you may believe kids are not as interested in eating healthy foods, there are...

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A Basic Guide to a Heart-Healthy Diet

A Basic Guide to a Heart-Healthy Diet

If you’ve become more conscious about your heart health, changing to a better diet is one of the most important (and also easiest) parts. The first step to a good heart-friendly diet is learning how to construct a healthy grocery list with the right foods for your body. While it may seem that you need to avoid a lot a lot of food groups, there are many favourite grocery items that can stay on your list. If you stay consistent and committed, you will eventually be able to understand the best choices in your supermarket, but at the beginning...

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Beats On Your Phone: Using Heart Rate Monitor Apps For Heart Health

Beats On Your Phone: Using Heart Rate Monitor Apps For Heart Health

Using a heart rate monitor app is a fantastic way to keep track of your heart rate when exercising or at rest. When used correctly, these apps can help you maximize your workouts and be more efficient in cardio training. Whether you are doing cardio to build up your stamina or pacing yourself so that you can take a long hike in the woods, a heart rate monitor is a good friend to have by your side. You can decide to use a stand-alone monitor or one that works along with a fitness tracker. You’ll have your choice between apps that use...

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