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San Francisco school district to require CPR training to graduate


San Francisco Unified School District will require all students to learn CPR to graduate.

Passed unanimously by the school board in late May, the requirement will begin with the 2015-2016 school year.

Fewer than half of the roughly 326,000 Americans who have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital […]

June 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |2 Comments

Berkeley, California, passes historic sweetened-drink tax

Voters made history Tuesday in Berkeley, California, by imposing a per-ounce tax on sodas and other sweetened beverages – a result welcomed by proponents as a breakthrough in the fight against America’s obesity epidemic.

San Francisco also had a measure on the ballot, but it did not pass by the […]

State initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages

Some state initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages:

The California Senate in early June passed a “Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act,” which would require a warning label on bottles and cans of sugar-sweetened drinks sold in the state that contain 75 calories or more per 12 fluid ounces.
The Los […]

Olympian, Dana Vollmer visits our Bay Area Office!

You already know we’re all about heart-health. So, it makes sense that we were avid television watchers during the Olympic games. Now, when I say watchers – we hosted watching parties, complete with lots of fruits and veggies and a house full of screaming and cheering friends.

Of course we […]