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Comments from readers. TO THE WRITER who wrote the comment about CPR, you should retake your CPR course. Choking on an object lodged in the throat and being held in a choke hold are two entirely different...

Heart docs touched ours

...son, Scott, was on business in Augusta, when he suffered a heart attack ?"The Widow Maker." After cardiac arrest, and CPR in the ambulance by the paramedics, he was admitted to the Heart and Vascular Center, where Dr. Bleakly Chandler inserted...

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

...Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend. The friend called 911 while her husband performed CPR on Brown because they did not believe she was breathing nor had a pulse, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell...

Rants and Raves

...bond. What a joke. ALL THE COACHES IN the Richmond County school system have to take first aid/CPR. One of the fundamental principles of CPR is if the person can talk, they can breathe. Apparently the coaches at Laney forgot this.

Hands-only CPR, pushy dispatchers are lifesavers

...More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm...Association has been promoting hands-only CPR for two years, though it's not clear...when bystanders did dispatcher-directed CPR, confirming earlier research that on-scene...

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CPR classes provide life-saving training

...wasn't shy about asking questions about CPR. Mrs. Wright was among about 20 people who attended a free Family and Friends CPR training class Saturday sponsored by the...lot. I wanted to be informed of how to do CPR, because anything can happen at any time...

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Study: Toilet plunger-like device is better than CPR

...something like a toilet plunger is better than CPR at saving heart attack victims. While some...standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation. With CPR, a person's palms are pressed against...compared with 2 percent of those given CPR. The study also found that 6 percent of...

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The essentials: Performing CPR

E veryone knows about CPR, but few people know how to do it correctly...basic steps you should take while performing CPR. To work at a kids camp, as I do, counselors...five cycles (two minutes). REMEMBER: CPR is a good skill to know, especially since...

Test tells when CPR is futile

BOSTON (AP) - Analyzing the breath of victims of cardiac arrest may help paramedics decide when to stop CPR and consider them dead. A study in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that the amount of carbon dioxide...

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3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

...connection to health, but that theme has its limits. You can't use the accounts to buy medical marijuana, or to pay for a CPR class or cover your gym membership just to stay in shape.Check with your employer if you have questions about whether an expense...