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Prolonged CPR: Why It Works

In CPR, Rescues, Research by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

A man in Ohio recovered after doctors declared him medically dead. This demonstrates the grey area in deciding when to stop efforts to resuscitate a victim. Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, went into cardiac arrest Aug. 5. He was rushed to the hospital where a team of physicians began administering chest compressions and forced blood and oxygen …

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Vaccinations: The Other Side of The Story

In Health and Safety, Medical, Research, Vaccines by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

An essay was recently published on a woman named Amy Parker who was never immunized as a child. As a result, she ended up developing measles, mumps, rubella,  a type of viral meningitis, scarlatina, whooping cough, annual tonsillitis, and chicken pox in the course of her childhood. “My mother would have put most of my current ‘crunchy’ friends to shame,” …

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Tips for Safe Driving in the Snow and Ice

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If there’s one thing that I don’t like doing, it’s driving in the snow and on icy roads.  Here in Michigan, we’ve had the most snow we’ve had in about twenty years.  In the area around me, there have been multiple crashes with people either driving too fast for conditions, or sliding on ice that they didn’t see, with the …

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Healthy Midnight Snacks (And More!)

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If you ever find yourself particularly craving something late at night, but don’t want to pack on nighttime induced pounds, then here are some simple, healthy snacks to try: 1 medium banana + 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 medium apple + 1 ounce low-fat cheese 1/4 cup black beans + 1 small corn tortilla 1 cup blueberries + 6 to …

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Change in Diet Can Soothe Asthma

In Health and Safety, Research, Science by Elizabeth Shaw5 Comments

If you suffer from asthma, you may want to think about what you are eating. If fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains are on the list, you are on the right path! These foods are foods that provide the nutrition we require for healthy living anyway, but according to animal studies, they can also be used as a treatment for asthma. According …

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Teen Dies on Delta Flight

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A 16-year-old boy  died after suffering a medical emergency on  Delta Flight 128 flying from Seattle to Atlanta. The young man, Zachery Bisiar, was flying  family members Saturday when “he went into medical distress.” The cause of death is still pending, but a Spokane medical examiner said “the cause of death is pending, but is thought to be “a rare …

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Cold Weather: Tips for Staying Warm

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The snow is whipping and the wind is howling here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and temperatures are actually plunging down into the single digits and even negatives. It is strongly advised not to go out into the elements when the cold is this severe, but in the case that a few brave souls are still going to, here are some …

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Don’t Get Bitten by the Frostbite

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Frostbite: the image isn’t pretty, and neither is the real deal. In fact, it is a very dangerous condition, to which people have lost fingers, toes, and more. The National Weather Service said, “frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at temperatures below minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit.” Frostbite is when body tissue is damaged when exposed to dangerously cold conditions. Frostbite, …