A hospital monitor alarm can save a patient's life, as a single beep or high-pitched wail spurs doctors and nurses into action. However, the chorus of alarms that go off in the typical hospital ward can be mind-numbing to healthcare workers....
The American Heart Association calls a healthy diet and lifestyle "your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease," especially when it comes to high blood pressure, heart disease's most detrimental risk factor. A recent paper featured in the British Medical Journal suggests...
A Canadian man in his 70s recently collapsed in his driveway while shoveling snow, Ottawa paramedics say. Neighbors saw the man collapse on his west-end property and called 911 at about 3 p.m. They performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
You could say that UPS worker Sisha Perea was in the right place at the right time. "I feel like I did what a normal person, a normal human being should do," she says. But when she took action to save the life of 84-year-old Marvin Bronson...
Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos — particularly those of lower socioeconomic status — from seeking emergency medical help and performing...
Emergency treatments delivered in ambulances that offer "Advanced Life Support" for cardiac arrest may be linked to more death, comas and brain damage than those providing "Basic Life Support." That;s according to a study published in...
A hospital monitor alarm can save a patient's life, as a single beep...
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