“The amount of blood was amazing…” Why You Should Know how to Handle a Deadly Fall

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Deb Nordlie was just leaving a restaurant and going to her car when she saw a woman trip over a curb and hit the ground hard. Nordlie said, “The amount of blood was amazing. I dashed over and made her stay steady. Two passersby asked how they could help, so I had one call 911… continue reading »

Are furry friends messing with your sleep?

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I have to admit, when my sister’s little fluffy dog is occasionally curled up behind my legs or by my stomach, it’s pretty cozy! However, it’s a rare occasion because the little fur ball wakes me up in the middle of the night. (It’s not fun.)  According to a new study, 30% of pet owners… continue reading »

Saved a Life: Mother saves son days after learning CPR

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CPR training came just in time for a mother and her child. Tammy Schneider, a Kent District Library employee for 14 years, was told that the library was putting together an online CPR and First Aid training for all staff through a company called ProTrainings. “Personally, I thought it was a great idea,” said Schneider. “I think… continue reading »

What do Sumo wrestlers, cardboard boxes, and CPR training have in common?

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could complete your CPR training entirely online? Can you imagine how convenient and efficient it would be to start and finish your learning CPR experience from the comfort of your own home? Can you imagine paying a fraction of the cost for your training kit and classes than what… continue reading »

Happy Nurses Week 2014

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We’re excited to celebrate the work that all nurses do. It’s something we celebrate every day, but it’s nice to have a week that is dedicated to it. Many times, nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical field, often without as much as a thank you. Nurses are a big part of our community,… continue reading »

6 Ways to Avoid Injury with Ergonomics

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If you’re anything like me, you might spend long hours sitting at a desk, in a library or in an office, or maybe at your own kitchen table. Whatever the case, it can be very easy to get a sore back and neck from bad ergonomic design in your chair and work space. I know… continue reading »

Who Needs HIPAA Training?

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If you work for a company who has any access to an individual’s private health information, then you should know who in the workforce needs to have HIPAA training. Specifically, who needs this training? All members of an organization’s workforce for whom it is probable that they would have access to private health information. These would… continue reading »

4 Chemicals That Could Be In Your Drinking Water

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According to recent research, there could be some dangerous chemicals in the water you drink. Also, he filter you currently use may not be getting rid of them. “Check your city’s annual water report and choose filters that are certified for removing contaminants in your area,” says Cheryl Luptowski, a home-safety expert for NSF International. Here… continue reading »

Protein-Pound it or Lose it?

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There are a bunch of studies out there that say that keeping a diet that’s high in protein can help you lose weight. However, there is a new drawback you should be thinking about: “A new study suggests that consuming a diet packed with protein can boost your chances of developing kidney disease and/or painful kidney stones.”… continue reading »

Dramatic Roadside Rescue of Infant as Strangers perform CPR on Child

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When you hear a story like this, it helps to put things into perspective.  Pamela Rauseo was driving on Miami’s Dolphin Expressway, when she realized that her 5-month-old nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, wasn’t breathing.  He was born prematurely, and has respiratory issues.  She pulled over, got out of the car, and took the baby… continue reading »


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