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What Does a Heart Stent Do (And Not Do)?

What Does a Heart Stent Do (And Not Do)?

You may have heard of a heart stent – many people that are walking around with one, and you probably know a few of them yourself. Many people with heart conditions that suffer from a blockage in a heart artery will be offered a stent, a small metal tube that helps to support narrow or weak arteries. The procedure, known as a percutaneous coronary intervention, is fairly simple – the stent inserted through a small hole placed in the groin area, and can typically show very quick results. Stents offer a very high success rate and can help a patient’s arteries function as normal...

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CPR in Unsafe Environments

CPR in Unsafe Environments

The first thing that you need to do in any medical emergency is assess the environment you are in to make sure that it is safe. While it will be obviously safe in most circumstances, at other times you may need to take a step back and not administer CPR if you are dealing with an unsafe scene. Professional emergency personnel are required to provide emergency assistance, especially when they are on duty. Some of these workers include paramedics, nurses, doctors etc. For the average person, however, it’s necessary to take a look at the entire situation before providing CPR or first...

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First Aid Certification Requirements for Employers

First Aid Certification Requirements for Employers

If you are an employer and are currently covered by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act you must meet certain requirements regarding first aid equipment and training in all of your workplaces. According to the First Aid Requirements, all employers must provide the following: First aid training for workers First aid equipment First aid services Detailed records of incidents and they first aid administered Posted certificates, inspection cards and a first aid poster First-aid kits may be purchased from any vendor while workplaces that have less than 5 workers must have a person that...

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Does Your Oral Health Impact Your Heart Health?

Does Your Oral Health Impact Your Heart Health?

There have been a lot of studies conducted lately regarding the link between heart health and oral health. Many researchers have come to the conclusion that there is definitely an important link between the two that should not be ignored. Brushing and flossing your teeth is an important part of your cardiovascular health as are regular cleanings performed at a dentist’s office. Preventative dentistry does play an important role in the maintenance of your overall heart health. It’s estimated that at least 80% of the population is suffering from undiagnosed gum disease. In many cases...

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First Aid Certification Training

First Aid Certification Training

The time to get started is now with first aid certification training so that you can be prepared for any type of emergency. From small scrapes to life-threatening situations, a first aid certification program will give you all the confidence you need to handle any medical problems that may come up either at home, on the job or even when you’re out and about doing some quick shopping. First-Aid at Home If you have children it’s vital to have safety training knowledge by your side. Children are prone to accidents and a parent can find himself dealing with a number of different...

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4 Superfoods That Are Great for Your Heart

4 Superfoods That Are Great for Your Heart

The most proactive way to deal with heart health is to monitor the foods that you are consuming on a daily basis. It’s a simple process and while many people are looking for the magic bullet that will keep their heart healthy, it’s important to realize that the food you eat is really the answer. In fact, it has been proven that a heart attack can be just about completely preventable if you eat a healthy diet right from childhood. Here are some of the superfoods that you should add to your daily routine to keep your heart healthy. They should be incorporated into an overall...

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