Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Longtime Boy Scout leader no longer taking chances with his health

Jose Lepervanche knew he was at risk of a cardiac event. He even tried to prevent it. He just wasn’t able to keep trying. Not even after the first time his heart faltered. *** Jose’s heart journey began in the …

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CPR training now required to graduate high school in Louisiana

Louisiana has become the 17th state to pass a law requiring all high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than 1 million graduates who

Boston students, school employees honored for saving teacher

Joan Eacmen was in the middle of a routine day teaching math at Boston’s O’Bryant School of Math & Science, when suddenly she went into cardiac arrest and

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Over 1 million students to learn lifesaving CPR skills each year

More than 1 million high school students a year will be trained in CPR, thanks to the latest state laws requiring the lifesaving skill as a graduation requirement. Oklahoma

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Potential Memorial Day tragedy avoided thanks to family, friends who knew CPR

Tim Weaver was cleaning a boat engine one minute and frantically gasping “Help” the next. His son-in-law David Andrew was ordering pizza one minute and dialing 9-1-1 the next. Family

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More children survive when dispatchers guide CPR

Children who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if emergency dispatchers talk bystanders through the steps of CPR, according to a new study. The study found that

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CPR instructor uses training to save newborn puppy

TALTY, Texas _ Alicia Pederson awoke to her dog Izzy squealing in pain. Alicia knew Izzy was pregnant and due any day. But what she found in her

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife

Man credits YouTube video for his ability to use CPR during flight emergency

A man flying from New York to San Diego on Delta Air Lines helped save a woman’s life using CPR techniques he learned from watching YouTube, according to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Saved by bystanders, woman works to get more trained in CPR

April 24, 2010, was a typically busy Saturday for Jill Hisey, then a 44-year-old mother of three active kids in Arcadia, Calif. She dropped off her 13-year-old daughter, Allie,