Posts Tagged ‘Community Health and Education’

How to Save a Life – Push Hard and Fast

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 17:48 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

What would you do?
What would you do if you witnessed the sudden collapse of an adult?
Would you just stand-by and watch?
Would you call 911?  Would you initiate CPR?
Research reveals that bystanders have been reluctant to perform CPR on a person who drops to the ground because they are hesitant about […]

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7 Reasons Kids are Fat and 7 Simple Ways to Fight back

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:36 1 Comment

Guest Blog by Carol Torgan, Ph.D., FACSM
School bus stops, food courts, video arcades – everywhere we look we see evidence of the often repeated stat that nearly one in three U.S. children and adolescents aged 2 through 19 years are overweight or obese.
In a recent briefing on childhood obesity held in Washington, D.C. to highlight […]

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Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack?

Monday, February 22, 2010 11:02 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Are you thinking about the classic Hollywood example?
The classic example of a Hollywood heart attack is a person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath and falling to the ground.
After all, Hollywood is hot for drama, and when it comes to portraying a person having a heart attack, the exaggerated […]

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