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Forty minutes without a heartbeat to a life filled with purpose

Wendy Brechbuhler was using her phone to track the distance she was covering with her husband Kraig while they trained for a marathon in July last year. But, moments later, when he collapsed during a cool-down walk, she was using […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘He didn’t want to look at our daughter and tell her I’m not coming home’

Just home from grocery shopping, Michelle Johnston pulled her truck into the driveway. As her daughter, Sydney, went to help her take the bags inside, Michelle bent down

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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Lifting a 3,500-pound car was only the start to saving her dad’s life; knowing CPR made a difference, too

One summer afternoon, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki arrived home from her job as a lifeguard with hopes of borrowing the family car to go visit her best friend. The car

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CPR in schools effort begins again in New York

A lack of immediate action spurred Melinda Murray into action. “My son Dominic was a freshman at Farmingdale State College,” the Elmhurst, New York, resident said. “He was playing

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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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Ohio dad saves his toddler son using infant CPR

As parents of three young boys, Eli and Melissa Thomas are used to constant roughhousing, teasing and noise. So, they immediately feared the silence last August during a family

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant