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NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

Legacy Leader Eugene Calman stays active, devoted

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eugene Calman believes the secret to a long life is staying active.

At age 88, he is involved with historical societies, the Lion’s Club and Mensa. He’s often in his garage, tinkering and restoring a 90-year-old circus calliope and his collection of antique cars. He devotes […]

Pokémon Go brings video games outside

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pokémon Go is getting players physically moving in the real world, a change from the stereotypical stationary screen time usually associated with gaming.

The app works by allowing GPS to track the gamer’s location, which in turn moves the player’s avatar the same distance on the […]

Sprint, Menchie’s join retail fundraiser for heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making a donation in support of heart health is now easier at certain retailers nationwide.

For several months starting last Friday, customers at more than 1,000 Sprint stores can donate a dollar amount to the American Heart Association during checkout. Menchie’s will do the same at […]

July 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Life is Why, Prevention||1 Comment

Training, skills results in second save at Culinary Institute of America campus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bob Wilson was on his usual morning walk at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, when he had trouble breathing and collapsed. His friend ran for help, which came immediately.

A campus safety officer responded as a dispatcher called 911. Meanwhile, two […]

Ten percent of Alameda County in California trained in Hands-Only CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About 150,000 people in Alameda County in California have been trained in Hands-Only CPR through kits provided to 7th graders during the last six years, as bystander CPR rates and patient outcomes have improved.

Now, the California State Senate is considering whether all students in the […]

Ohio becomes 33rd state to offer CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coming in at No. 33, Ohio is the newest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students. The bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

“House Bill 113 is bipartisan, common sense legislation that will have an immediate impact for all communities […]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Texas middle-schooler saves dad with CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

During a cardiac arrest, every second matters. Luckily, 12-year-old Aerin Thomas didn’t have to whip out her phone to check what to do when her dad’s heart stopped. She’d already been trained.

Aerin and her mom, Angela, were at a grocery store when they got a call from […]

Arizona is 32nd state to offer CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school […]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , , |2 Comments