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A New Lawsuit Asks: Is Naked Juice As Healthy As It Seems? (11/28/2016)

It's hard not to feel virtuous after downing a bottle of vegetable juice — like Naked Juice's Kale Blazer. After all, it's packed with nothing but leafy green goodness, right? Well, not exactly.

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7 Unusual Cancer Warning Signs Women Shouldn't Ignore (10/03/2016)

Most women know that regular pap smears and mammograms are important, but what many do not know is that recognizing cancer symptoms and warning signs could be just as key in early detection.

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How Constipation Can Become Dangerous (08/11/2016)

After nutrients are absorbed from the food we eat, undigested material and waste products form fecal waste, which is temporarily stored in the colon. When a person is constipated, the fecal waste is not expelled normally; it accumulates.

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A MAJOR STUDY JUST LINKED CELL PHONES TO CANCER (07/06/2016)

Cell phones give off a type of radiation called non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation. That's different from ionizing radation, which is a known carcinogen. Both types of that radiation can be absorbed into the body, but non-ionizing radiofrequency radation can't cause the DNA damage that can lead to cancer.

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ARE YOU CHOKING? (12/2/2015)

What is the best way to rescue someone who is choking? This has been the subject of many a discussions and controversies for decades. Should you raise their arms, should you hit them on the back, should you leave them alone, should you call 911, or should you perform the "Heimlich Maneuver"?

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RED BULL AND MONSTER DRINKS CAUSE HEART PROBLEMS (10/14/2015)

I have heard from many nurses and doctors that I train that the energy drinks cause heart attacks because it has so much caffeine, it races your heart.

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WATCH BATTERIES AND CHILDREN (8/30/2015)

There is an emerging danger hiding in your home — lithium batteries, also known as button batteries — causing injuries and death in children. When swallowed, these small batteries get stuck in the esophagus (throat). The saliva triggers an electric current which causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus in as little as two hours.

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Can eating like a caveman ease symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)? (3/24/2015)

One doctor who has MS—Terry L. Wahls, MD, a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City—says the answer is yes, and she's living proof of that.

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Deaths from Stroke Rise With Use of Certain Painkillers (2/9/2015)

I suspect in almost every household in America people have non-steroidal, anti-inflammmatory drugs (NSAIDs), sometimes used as painkillers. All NSAIDs have side effects, and new research published in the journal Neurology shows that increased risk of death from stroke comes along with certain of these drugs.

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The Importance of Omega-3s in a Heart-Healthy Diet (1/20/2015)

Omega-3 fatty acids have many health benefits, but they're especially renowned for the role they play in heart health.

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Why Wheat, Vegetable Oil, and Sugar are KILLING YOU (11/10/2014)

We are told that wheat is healthy and vegetable oil sounds healthy, but they are far from being healthy. Click Read More to understand why these 3 things are killing you.

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The Benefits of Turmeric (10/10/2014)

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It's one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes and has incredible medicinal value, too.

Here are some of the benefits when ingested with your food as a spice:

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New Study Finds Heart Attacks Jump After Daylight Saving Time (5/9/2014)

While many people feel groggy or irritable the day after springing forward for daylight saving time, a new study suggests the health effects may be more serious than that. According to research from t...

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New Study for People with A-Fib (4/30/2014)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Better care for patients with atrial fibrillation is the goal of newly updated treatment guidelines for doctors, based on the most recent research and clinical evidenc...

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HEART ATTACK PRECAUTION (3/30/2014)

Heart Attack info on New Aspirin Read and heed! This can't be read TOO many times!!!!! This is good info. You should not lie down while waiting for the EMT Heart attack...

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Healthy Behaviors Prevent Heart Disease (2/28/2014)

Mayo cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart disease. In recent years, the number of deaths tha...

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AHA Issues Stroke Prevention Guidelines for Women (2/11/2014)

HealthDay News -- The American Heart Association has issued gender-specific guidelines aimed at reducing strokes based on risk factors unique to women. Women are disproportionately af...

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Strokes -Causes and Risk Factors (2/7/2014)

WHAT CAUSES A STROKE? Strokes can happen when the blood supply to the brain is blocked off, or when a blocked blood vessel in the brain hemorrhages. In both cases, the surrounding tissues and part of...

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Action CPR Becomes Member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in 2014 (1/27/2014)

Action CPR, LLC is so excited of becoming a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce4 in 2014. I am looking to network with new people, and grow my business in 2014!...

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New Article Stating If You have a Family History of Heart Disease, You Should be On Statins! (1/20/2014)

The well-established strategy among doctors for reducing cardiovascular disease has been to lower bad cholesterol, or LDL, to specific targets (below 100 or below 70 for people at high risk). No more....

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DO NOT TOUCH AN AED, OR A VICTIM, WHEN AN AED IS ANALYZING OR CHARGING. (12/25/2013)

If you touch an AED or the victim while the AED is analysing, the AED will not analyse correctly. If you took the victim or AED when charging, you will be shocked, and they will have to rescusci...

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Differences Between Heart-saver CPR and BLS Healthcare Provider CPR? (12/24/2013)

The difference between Heart-saver CPR and BLS Healthcare CPR are the following: BLS Healthcare you have: 2 person rescues advanced airway breathing feeling for pulses rescue breathing ...

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AED Accessibility: A Question of Where and When (12/21/2013)

When it comes to AED effectiveness, accessibility matters -- not just in terms of where AEDs are placed but in terms of when they're accessible as well. A recent study of publicly accessible AEDs in C...

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Heart Attacks are the Number One Killer Among Women (12/15/2013)

More women die of heart attacks than men, because our symptoms are much less obvious than mens symptoms. If you are a woman, and you are feeling funny, do not push off the symptoms. Go to a car...

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BLS Certifications in the Triangle (12/10/2013)

Everyone in the healthcare field needs to take BLS every two years. Start the New Year right by getting certified by Action CPR! We train 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m-10:00 p.m. Call 919-909-1989 to...

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Get CPR Certified in 2014, and Save a Life! (12/1/2013)

People do not understand how important it is to get CPR Certified. I train quite a few corporate accounts, and it's amazing how many of the people at these companies tell me that a week after they pu...

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Ohio Man Survives After Being Pronounced Dead After 45 Minutes (11/7/2013)

An Ohio man’s recovery several minutes after doctors declared him dead shows how murky the decision can be about when to stop resuscitation efforts. While Anthony Yahle, 37, may not have ...

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Calcium May Cause Heart Attacks by Clogging Arteries (10/9/2013)

Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack in healthy postmenopausal women.The study is published online today, Wedne...

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NEW AHA COMPRESSION RATE (10/8/2013)

The AHA now states that the new compression rate is 100-120 per minute, approximately 2 per second. Go fast, go deep, recoil!...

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BLS Certifications through Action CPR...the Best in the Triangle! (10/1/2013)

Are you tired of taking CPR classes where they push you through their class like cattle, and you walk out not knowing what you are doing, and you could not save a life, if your life depended on it? T...

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BLS CERTIFICATIONS (9/18/2013)

I have quite a few people signing up for Heartsaver CPR for the lay person, but if you are in the healthcare field, you are required to take Basic Life Support CPR. If you have any questions, call Jo...

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A HUMOROUS CPR STORY...A MUST READ! (9/14/2013)

Below is a funny story I found on line that I thought I would share with everyone. The CPR performed in the story is the old method, but I thought you would appreciate the humor. Annie ...

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21 Wait Staff Dies in Cheesecake Factory Kitchen (8/8/2013)

It is amazing to me that restaurants, especially chain restaurants are not required to take CPR and First Aid. One of my students told me that a 21 years old was prepping in the kitchen when he...

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COMPRESSION DEPTH FOR ANYONE OVER 1 YEAR OLD IS 2 INCHES DEEP (8/6/2013)

The new AHA 2010 guidelines state that the compression depth is now 2 inches deep on anybody over a year old. You want to go fast, go deep and recoil....

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GET RID OF MUSCLE CRAMPS IN SECONDS-OLD WIVES TALE THAT WORKS! (6/20/2013)

If you ever get a muscle cramp, take a teaspoon of any yellow mustard and swallow it. It may not taste the best, but it gets rid of your cramps in 5 seconds. You will not even have a pain ...

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YAWNING MAY BE A SIGN OF A HEART ATTACK! (5/20/2013)

VASOVAGAL REACTION Vasovagal reaction is the scientific term for excessive yawning. The reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, appropriately called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. Vaso...

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Teen Collapses, Dies at Florida Baseball Tournament (5/17/2013)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Tragedy strikes the Richmond-based Metropolitan Junior Baseball League. A teenage player collapsed and died during a major tournament in Miami over the weekend. The parents of D...

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New Study Highlights Importance of Cardiologist Follow-Ups for Chest-Pain Patients (5/10/2013)

While people may know that chest pain should result in a trip to the emergency department (ED), many do not know about the importance of following up with a cardiologist afterward. Research recently p...

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Heart Attacks and Water (5/2/2013)

Heart Attacks and Water How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up duringthe night?Heart Atta...

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BLS Classes Given 7 Days A Week! (4/30/2013)

I give BLS Classes 7 days a week, so do not worry about looking for classes who teach only classes of 8 or more. I train daily from 8:00-10:00 a.m. I also give Pediatric First Aid & Workpla...

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Why Early Defibrillation Is So Important! (4/16/2013)

Why Should You Use an AED As Soon as It Becomes Available: If you use an AED within 5 minutes, it increases your chances of survival by 50%. If you use an AED in the first minute, it increase...

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Epi pen after 10 minutes (4/3/2013)

After you have administered an Ephinephrine Pen, if the needle was exposed and medicine went into the victim, you cannot administer a second Epinephrine Pen. Only a physician can administer a se...

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TICK BITES (3/17/2013)

If you are ever bitten by a tick, do not use a match to make it release. Take a tweezer and very slowly pull the tick straight up until the skin tents and the tick releases. If you can take the...

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CPR AT NURSING HOMES (3/9/2013)

I cannot understand why the State of NC makes CNA's take BLS Healthcare Provider CPR, but they do not allow them to use it. It just does not make sense. The first few minutes are the most criti...

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Off-duty Firefighters CPR Help Save a Connecticut Mans life (2/4/2013)

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Ryan DeJonghe says he would not be alive today if his parents were not visiting from Ohio. DeJonghe, 35, said if they were not visiting, he would not have gone out t...

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How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (2/1/2013)

HOW TO USE AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR Turn on the AED, put on the pads, and plug it in last, and yell “STAND CLEAR.” If you touch the box or the victim while it...

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HS CPR TRAINING REQUIREMENT (1/1/2013)

A new law required North Carolina students to learn lifesaving skills before they graduate. Governor Perdue signed the bill into the law on July 23, 2012. It makes CPR Training part of the scho...

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Heart Attack Symptoms! (12/17/2012)

More women die of heart attacks than men because they have different signs when having a heart attack than men. Unfortunately, doctors do not take women seriously when showing signs of a heart a...

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MAN SAVED IN AIRPORT! (12/5/2012)

Trained airport officials saved a man who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest at the T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. 49-year-old Frederick Snedecor of Cocoa Beach, Florida was found un...

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