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Adorable pool rescue to make your day!

In Family, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

You thought the fireman resuscitating a kitten was adorable? Wait until you witness this heartwarming rescue. Rick Gruber, a pool repairman in Phoenix, Arizona found a little ground squirrel floating in a pool near where he was working. Rather than fishing it out and dumping it in the weeds, he tried to resuscitate it with compressions. Lucky for this little munchkin, …

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Gender May Affect Quality of Sleep

In Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

Having trouble sleeping at night? As unfair as it seems, which gender you are may in fact be affecting your quality of sleep. A study published in the journal Sleep Medicine surveyed 8,480 people about their sleep habits.  Questions about when they fell asleep, how long they slept, and if they experienced any difficulties drifting off. According to the survey, …

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

In In Memoriam, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings, Rescues by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

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 and the other go back …

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Are furry friends messing with your sleep?

In Fun, Health and Safety by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

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 who sleep with their four …

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Saved a Life: Mother saves son days after learning CPR

In CPR, CPR, Customer Stories, Family, Featured Stories, First Aid, Inspirational Stories, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Rescues, Training by Elizabeth Shaw6 Comments

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 that anytime you can learn …

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

In Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Featured Stories, First Aid, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Training by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

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 you pay now? This isn’t …

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6 Ways to Avoid Injury with Ergonomics

In Ergonomics by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

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 that especially as a college …

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Who Needs HIPAA Training?

In HIPAA, OSHA, Training by Elizabeth Shaw14 Comments

If you work for a company that has any access to an individual’s private health information, then you should know who in your workforce needs to have HIPAA training. So then, who specifically needs to be trained? The answer is that all members of an organization’s workforce for whom it is probable to have access to private health information should be trained. These would most …

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4 Chemicals That Could Be In Your Drinking Water

In Medical, Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

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 are some of the main …

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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.” Here is what the study …