High-Quality CPR – Why Is It important?

High-Quality CPR – Why Is It important?

What is high-quality CPR? High-quality CPR is defined as chest compressions that are of sufficient depth and performed at a fast enough rate to generate enough blood flow to the brain and other vital organs to delay cell death. Cells begin to die within 4-6 minutes...
How Your Heart Changes with Age

How Your Heart Changes with Age

People over the age of sixty-five (65) are more likely to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke, or develop coronary heart disease (commonly called heart disease) and heart failure. Heart disease is also a leading cause of limiting the activity, disability, and eroding...
5 Heart-Healthy activities

5 Heart-Healthy activities

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Here are 5 heart-healthy activities to keep you on track to a healthier heart. Get moving – 30 minutes of exercise per day Eat clean – focus on fresh fruit and veggies,...
Youth Heart Safety Check.

Youth Heart Safety Check.

Read the explanation below then complete the questionnaire to find out how prepared your child’s schools, camps, and sports facilities are to protect young hearts. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly...
Add Color to Your Diet Each Day

Add Color to Your Diet Each Day

Colorful, delicious, and nutritious foods help keep our bodies and minds healthier, longer! Below are five reasons to add fruit and vegetables to your daily diet Fruits and vegetables tend to be free of the bad things we are tempted to consume. Fruits and vegetables...
How to Identify Cardiac Arrest

How to Identify Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest can strike without warning Do you suspect someone is experiencing cardiac arrest? The signs are: Sudden loss of responsiveness – The person doesn’t respond, even if you tap them hard on the shoulders or ask loudly if they’re OK. The person doesn’t...
Staying Hydrated in the Heat

Staying Hydrated in the Heat

“Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated.” – Mayo Clinic...