Wilderness First Aid Basics - A Guide for Preparation, Basic First Aid and Survival

Wilderness first aid is the knowledge and ability to effectively address injuries, illness, or emergency outside of modern facilities, out in the wild. Skills could include knowing how to dress a wound, treat a burn or bite, or set an injured limb. These are important skills that can save your life or t...

How to Choose The Right Healthcare Provider - A Guide to Understanding Your Coverage, Costs, and Quality of Care

The health insurance landscape has changed considerably in the past few years, and now, many people are confused as to how to choose the best plan for their needs. The centralized government insurance exchange helps people to be able to see a variety of providers in one place, but it can be difficult fo...

Talking To Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness - A Guide for Parents

When a parent is diagnosed with a terminal illness, this new situation will affect the entire family, especially the children. In these cases one of the main concerns is how, when and if this news should be shared with the children. It is normal for parents to want to protect their child, but hiding the...

Is there SEX after a Heart Attack? - Is it Possible? Is it Safe?

Anyone who has worked around cardiac patients have a humorous story to tell about their conversations with patients regarding sex. They usually sound something like;

Can I Safely Exercise with Hypertension?

Yes, Yes and Yes!

Easier access to medical education equals more saved lives!

They are coming for your dollar! No not the big oil companies or even the rising cost of fast food! This time it’s the “nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The same American Heart Association® who claims to be “the nation’s leader in C...

What to do when a loved one has a heart attack

There was nothing more frightening for me than losing my Dad to a heart attack and seeing my Mom go through the loss. It was devastating and I have committed my life to helping people learn about this. I’ve asked myself what steps would need to be taken if the unthinkable occurred to myself or to anothe...

The 9 Most Important Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy

How Can You Keep Your Heart Healthy? - This is a question many of us ask ourselves, especially if heart disease runs in your family, as it does in mine. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year roughly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Alt...

The 10 Most Highly Regarded Heart Doctors in the US - Finding a great heart doctor

The best sources for finding a great heart doctor are reputable magazines and their accompanying sites like U.S. News and World Report https://health.usnews.com or the Research Now Group (https://www.researchnow.com/). But to find a great doctor for yourself, the best practices are to ask friends and fa...

Basic Life Support and Emergency CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, which is commonly known by its acronym CPR, is a form of basic life support that is applied during a life-threatening emergency. Situations that call for CPR include cardiac arrest, near-drowning incidents, suffocation, or any in which a person is not breathing.

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