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Aug

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3-D Printed Pills

Posted August 5, 2015

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 3-D printers for producing medications. A new drug, called Spritam, prescribed to control seizures brought on by epilepsy, will be printed using 3-D printing technology. Printing the medications allows layers of medication to be packaged more tightly in precise doses. Therefore, it could also […]

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28
Jul

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Height a Factor for Heart Disease

Posted July 28, 2015

  In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found a direct link between height and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. In the study of nearly 200,000 participants, researchers determined that the genes that are responsible for a person’s height are also responsible for genes that increase LDL cholesterol and […]

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22
Jul

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Heart-Healthy Grilling Options

Posted July 22, 2015

  What’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation show five great alternatives. 1. Chicken breat or turkey burgers – Leaner white meats are low in carnitine, an amino acid linked to heart attack and stroke 2. Veggie burgers -Try […]

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10
Jul

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Read This Before Taking Ibuprofen

Posted July 10, 2015

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement changes to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. As a number of published research suggest, even the shortest use of NSAIDS increases risk of heart attach or stroke. The FDA will now require manufacturers to change the warning label from “may cause” […]

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24
Jun

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Mobile CPR App Found Successful

Posted June 24, 2015

  Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a mobile CPR app was found to improve the likelihood of cardiac arrest victims receiving CPR. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low without CPR, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A mobile app with GPS was used […]

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16
Jun

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Woman Delivers Baby Using Childhood Ovarian Tissue

Posted June 16, 2015

  Doctors in Belgium succeeded in using ovarian tissue removed from a patient when she was 13 years old. This marked the first live delivery of a baby conceived after a transplant of childhood ovarian tissue. In this case, the patient had severe sickle-cell anemia as a child and underwent chemotherapy for a bone marrow […]

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08
Jun

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New York CPR-training firm opens San Antonio office

Posted June 8, 2015

CPR123, a company that specializes in providing emergency medical response-training, have opened up a new office in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The new San Antonio office, is located at 8415 Datapoint Drive, and is the company’s first location outside of the New York area. CPR123 selected San Antonio as an expansion […]

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02
Jun

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Rapid CPR Saves High School Athlete

Posted June 2, 2015

&nbsp; Monday, May 4th started out as an ordinary day for 16-year-old Braydon Swaney.  He was just finishing up warm-up exercises after school, when he collapsed on the ground.  Varsity track coach Mike Fritz responded and began administering CPR.  One student called 911, while another ran to call over Athletic Director Jim Marsh.  Jim ran […]

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26
May

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6 Signs to Fire Your Diet

Posted May 26, 2015

&nbsp; The problem with fad-diets is that they are difficult to maintain.  Atkins, cookie diet, cleanse… they may sound fun at first, but diets that focus on deprivation can contribute to psychological stress as well as disrupt normal body functions.  If you have any of these physical and emotional “symptoms,” you should reconsider your eating […]

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19
May

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Get a Grip on Heart Health

Posted May 19, 2015

  A recent study published in the Lancet suggests that grip strength is a better indicator at predicting risk for heart attack than blood pressure alone. How you may ask. The study suggests that the maximum crushing force one can exert in one’s grip naturally declines with age. Since this is the case, those whose […]

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12
May

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Growing Stroke Awareness Among Latinos

Posted May 12, 2015

  In the Latino community, the impact of stroke is far debilitating since Hispanics are more likely to delay care, drop out of treatment and avoid doctor visits. Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to experience strokes than non-Hispanics, according to the federal Office of Minority Health. Moreover, stoke prevalence is expected to rise by […]

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05
May

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Heart Failure Study Awarded $2 Million

Posted May 5, 2015

  A joint research team from Vanderbilt University and the American Heart Association has been awarded with $2 million to fund a research study on heart failure in the emergency department. The goal of the study is to improve outcomes for heart failure patients who are discharged from emergency departments by increasing patient knowledge about […]

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21
Apr

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New York Citi Bikes to Allow Calorie Count

Posted April 21, 2015

  The popular bicycle-sharing program in New York City, Citi Bikes, is revamping its features and services. The parent company, Motivate, is upgrading all 12,000 docking points in the city and overhauling every single bike, with 4,500 already serviced. The number of bicycles will double to accommodate new neighbors in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. A […]

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14
Apr

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Vending for Healthier Options

Posted April 14, 2015

  Dynamic Healthy Vending Company will roll out 19 machines in which customers could choose from items such as Cliff bars, baked potato chips, whole-grain cookies and coconut water in schools, businesses and health clubs across northern South Carolina. The owners of the company hope that by providing healthy snacks to children and young adults, […]

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07
Apr

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April Fools’ Day

Posted April 7, 2015

Here are some April Fools’ pranks from Scrubsmag.com! 1. “Warmed up salty apple juice in a specimen cup in the med cart. Then I drank it.” —Kelly B. 2. “The unit managers had wireless keyboards, so I switched the two keyboards. They couldn’t figure it out all day.” —Amanda M. 3. “I said someone was […]

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Mar

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Marriage for Heart Health

Posted March 31, 2015

  Add this to the list of pros for marriage — lowered risk for heart attack. Studies over the years have shown that the risk of ever getting a heart attack is lower among married couples and that married couples fare better when health issues occur. Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center analyzed […]

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25
Mar

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Low Calorie Fast Food Options for Busy Providers

Posted March 25, 2015

  It isn’t easy staying healthy when you’re constantly caring for patients. Although not the most ideal, every now and then, fast food is going to be the last remaining option before or after a long shift. Below are some fast food menu options at 500 calories or less to satisfy any healthcare provider in […]

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28
Jan

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CPR123 Plans To Open Location in New Jersey

Posted January 28, 2015

For individuals and organizations in New Jersey, the fall of 2015 will bring a new opportunity to find State-of-the-art emergency response training, workplace consulting services, life-saving equipment and affordable educational resources. CPR123 announced today they are again expanding The region’s leading resource for state-of-the-art emergency response 
training and AED programs with a new location in […]

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28
Jan

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CPR123 Announces New Location in San Antonio, Texas

Posted January 28, 2015

CPR123 has proudly transformed hundreds of workplace environments and certified more than 50,000 students, and we’re excited to continue this tradition in San Antonio, Texas at a brand new location, at 8415 Datapoint Drive. In addition to specialty areas available at the previous location the San Antonio CPR123 will feature several new departments, including BLS, […]

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28
Jan

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15 Foods for a Healthy Heart

Posted January 28, 2015

  1. Eat fish high in omega-3s, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout. 2. A handful of healthy nuts such as almonds or walnuts will satisfy your hunger and help your heart. 3. Berries are chock full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Try blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or raspberries in cereal or yogurt. […]

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06
Jan

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CPR and AED Saves Teen Athlete

Posted January 6, 2015

  13-year old Bailey Venet is alive thanks to the help of good Samaritans from Granton, Greenwood and Loyal who rushed to perform CPR after he collapsed on the Loyal High School basketball court on December 6th. Andy Dean, a former EMT, and his wife, Sara, a nurse at Ministry Saint Joeseph’s Hospital, were the […]

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02
Dec

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New Recovery for Stroke Survivors

Posted December 2, 2014

  Researchers at Ohio State Medical Center may have found a new way to aid a more complete recovery for stroke survivors. After a stroke, one side of the brain is damaged, which causes the unaffected side to over-compensate. The hyperactivity in the unaffected side may actually slow recovery in the affected side. By utilizing […]

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26
Nov

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A Post ER Follow-Up Could Save Your Life

Posted November 26, 2014

  Even if ER doctors say you didn’t actually have a heart attack, that doesn’t mean you have a clean bill of health.  There are different conditions that mimic some of the classic signs of a heart attack.  However, there might be other underlying issues that could cause complications later on.  It is much better […]

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18
Nov

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CPR While Shopping?

Posted November 18, 2014

  A quick-thinking Missouri teen helped save an infant’s life. All caught on surveillance, a desperate mother realizes her 11-month-old daughter has stopped breathing in a Wal-Mart store. The store’s manager made a call to 911, noting that the baby had no pulse and wasn’t breathing. 17-year-old Abby Snodgrass, hearing the commotion from aisles away, […]

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