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Dog Gives CPR

Pancho, a Spanish police dog has shown that he may be capable of saving lives. A video of the dog, who works for Municipal Police of Madrid, has gone viral. The video shows him giving chest compressions to a fellow officer with his paws and feeling the officer's neck for a pulse. Pancho isn't capable of providing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but he is attentive and careful.  Dogs have been credited with saving lives with CPR before. It may valuable to give all dogs CPR training. CPR is also known as BLS or BCLS, short for basic life support and basic cardiac life support. For now, though, an easier way to ensure that lives can be saved is for everyone to have CPR certification or BLS certification. www.CPRTrainingFast.com offers these courses, as well as ACLS certification online, training materials, and free prep tests.  The training materials included at www.CPRTrainingFast.com include algorithms, practice tests, videos, and other instructional materials. Anybody can obtain t…

Officials Encourage Summer Water Safety

by Max Gotlieb
Healthcare Reporter

As summer approaches, many will begin swimming in pools, lakes, and the ocean. Swimming, a fun pastime, is enjoyable, yet extremely dangerous when proper precautions are not taken. Drowning is the fatal consequence of pool safety not being taken seriously.
According to the CDC, there is an average of 3,536 deaths as a result of unintentional drowning every year. Children aged 14 years and younger account for 1 of every 5 unintentional drowning deaths.
It is crucial to understand risk factors that contribute to drowning. These include swimming without the proper ability, lack of barriers around the body of water, lack of supervision, alcohol use, and preexisting medical conditions.
Meghan Holohan from Today.com writes, "For safer open water swimming the organization recommends teaching open water swimming, as well as pool swimming, and having a designated "watcher" who keeps an eye on swimmers the whole time they're in the water.&…

Heart-stopping sex is rare, but men are most at risk

Kim Painter, Special for USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/health/2017/11/10/apparently-there-such-thing-heart-stopping-sex/107537486/ Getty Images
Heart-stopping sex is rare, but when it occurs it usually happens to a man, says one of the first large studies to examine sudden cardiac arrest during or just after sex. Sex is linked to about 1 in 100 sudden cardiac arrests in men and 1 in 1,000 in women, according to the study presented Sunday at a scientific meeting of the American Heart Association and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “The findings are reassuring,” for people with heart disease concerned that sex might be dangerous, said senior author Sumeet Chugh, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. “Now we can tell them the risk is very low.”  Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical malfunction causes the heart to stop beating. Most victims die. The medical condition is different from a heart attack, in wh…

Feeling Stressed? Smell Your Partner's Laundry

It's a long known fact that stress can impact your health, and prolonged stress may have impacts as serious as cardiac disease.  It's not surprising that reducing stress is on some many people's new year's resolution lists.  A recent study has found that a simple way to help reduce stress may be smelling clothing items worn by your partner.  Dirty t-shirt, anyone?

https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/smell-test-stress