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CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, and it is a concept that is far older than most people think. In 1740 the Paris Academy of Sciences recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. In 1891 Dr. Friedrich Maass used chest compressions on a human, but it wasn’t until 1903 when Dr. George Crile successfully used this intervention.
Now we rely on CPR as an emergency method of saving lives while waiting for medical help to arrive. But, how do you know when to use CPR? Continue reading
Many school districts end their year by mid-May, which means a lot of kids end up with some free time on their hands. Even if your children know how to stay safe, it helps to remind them and reinforce safe habits. Here are some safety tips to help kick summer off on the right foot this year: Continue reading
Blog: Keeping it Together When Your Child is Chronically Ill
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or cystic fibrosis for example, your world is suddenly like the inside of a snow globe... everything is moving in a flurry of activity and constant change. But eventually, when the fear and panic subside and your child's condition is more or less under control, you as a parent are left with the task of guiding your family's return to "normal" life. Continue reading