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Do I have the Flu or is it Just a Cold?

The 2018 flu (aka influenza) season is here. Family gatherings in November and December carried germs near and far into our cozy homes as we hugged our loved ones. Just about now many are starting to ask, is this sneezing and stuffy nose just a cold or do I have the flu? The experts at the Centers for Disease Control …

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How to keep workers cool in Hot Summers

The next few months are the hottest time of the year.  This is the time of year where we spend most of our time outside either working or playing.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has programs that promote keeping us fresh in such hot times. The OSHA’s heat and wellness prevention webpage is a great source to find …

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Imagine AED Drones to save the Day

One the biggest questions I get asked when Teaching CPR and First Aid is that when we call for help, where can we find an Automated External Defibrillator AED?  Some locations have AED visible, but there are other places like a park which may not have an AED readily available.  A futuristic idea would have an AED sent right to …

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Hepatitis C Outbreak in Recent Years

One of many reasons why a first responder needs to have proper personal protection equipment (PPE). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a significant upward trend with Hepatitis C infections. The CDC has claimed that Hepatitis C infections have almost tripled in the last five years. This has been a fifteen year high according …

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Prepare of Nuclear Attack

Today the world seems more unsafe than ever, but we should not have to sit around and do nothing.  After the most recent terrorist attack in London and threats from insane countries, we need to be prepare for our worst nightmare. That is a nuclear attack on civilians.  From what Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of United Kingdom once said “prepare …

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Naloxone the New First Aid Drug

What is naloxone? It is a medication given to people who might be suffering from an opioid overdose. There are many opioids out there, and the reactions are similar. Opioids are usually medication like Vicodin, Heroin, Oxycontin, or Morphine. These drugs will lower respiration and slow heart beat. If someone is taking too much, they could lead to respiratory failure …

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A Dangerous Cardiac Condition

Many different cardiac events can endanger your life. One of these cardiac events is Cardiac Tamponade. Cardiac Tamponade is a condition that you might encounter through an external force. This is a medical emergency and is fatal if not treated correctly. Cardiac Tamponade is pressure on the heart that occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between …

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This is National EMS Week

Last week was National Police week and this week is National EMS week from May 21-27. This year theme perfectly captures the essence of Emergency Medical Service Work “Always in Service”. EMT’s has a challenging position in being the 4 chain link in the CPR chain of survival. They are the secondary responders in any medical emergency. The 2017 Strong …

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The Beating Heart Center Corner

The Beating Heart Center has been quiet for the past few weeks with it’s blogging.  The reality is that we have been working hard to improve our service and accessibility to our communities, companies, and agencies.  We would like to show you some of the significant milestones that we have been able to do and present our new services to …

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Self-care vs Medicare

With the defeat of the new healthcare bill that failed to pass the House of Representatives last week, we now have to determine if we are going to rely on Medicare or selfcare. Medicare is relying on the government to make sure your health is in good standing. Selfcare is taking charge of your medical care. The reality is relying …

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How to Respond to Emergency Situations

When an actual emergency happens during your daily routine, it disrupts your normal train of thought.  The first thing that comes to mind is that this is not real and who ever is involved is just joking.  The next thing that comes to mind is the alert thought that says this is for real and what do we do? At …

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What The Beating Heart Center can offer You

What The Beating Heart Center (BHC) can off you, is a more excellent training preparation for all your medical, disaster emergency needs. The BHC is a medical education center for the community, corporations, and government facilities. We can help you become confident in responding to any medical emergency. We like to show you the top eight programs we have to …