Monthly Archives: June 2016
All month long, people have worn purple, buildings have been illuminated in purple and social media photos have carried purple banners. This is all to bring awareness during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and, unfortunately, there is no cure. (1) Now, more than ever, families are faced with providing care for a family member with the disease. Continue reading
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