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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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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 …

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Rev Up Your Metabolism!

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During the Winter months, there are many who prefer to beat the chill and stay indoors, which can result in not getting needed exercise. Although you should try to go to the gym regularly, take the stairs, or even walk around your house or office every half hour or so, here are 9 foods that can help give your metabolism …

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Woman Suffers Mini-stroke at 24

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Sarah Silverman, no relation to the Wreck-It Ralph actress: A 24 year old women with a hectic, full life, one that didn’t factor in a medical emergency.  “At 24years old,” she said, “I never saw this coming.” “About three months ago, I was standing in my kitchen making dinner when my vision went blurry. My heart was pounding. I had …

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14 Health and Wellness Tips for the New Year

In Health and Safety by Elizabeth Shaw8 Comments

Although we’re already almost a month into the New Year, hopefully many of us are trying to keep a list of things we want to do to help us be healthier and happier. Here are 14 useful tips you can try each month, each week or each day to help you on the journey of health and wellness in your …

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CVS To Discontinue Cigarettes

In Health and Safety by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

Healthcare is thrilled – CVS Caremark is going to discontinue the sale of cigarettes as well as other tobacco products Incredible news “in its more than 7,600 locations nationwide by October 1, CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry J. Merlo announced in a press release on February 5. The company estimates that the removal of these products from shelves will result …

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4 Weight Loss Enemies

In Health and Safety by Elizabeth Shaw5 Comments

Surprising as it may be, losing weight is not always the problem for people-it’s keep it off that’s difficult!  However, the  American Journal of Preventive Medicine study “pinpoints the four main lifestyle behaviors that cause former weight-loss winners to put the pounds back on.” For the study, researchers from The Miriam Hospital followed 3,000 people—all of whom had lost at least …

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3 Weekend Tips for Losing Weight

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I know it’s easy to eat more on the weekends; you spend more time at home, with friends, and that’s when all the snacks that are not at all good for you come out. However, follow these easy tips, and keep yourself on track with a healthy week to come. 1) Split the snacks you’re going to bring to work …

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Red Light, Green Light-Food Edition

In Family, Health and Safety, Research by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

Massachusetts General Hospital’s cafeteria was given a makeover in March, 2010. Foods that were healthy were given a “green light,” while less healthy foods were given a yellow one, and the unhealthiest foods were labeled with a “red light.”  Besides this, the healthy foods were placed in easy to access in the cafeteria, and the unhealthy foods were placed below eye …