Category Archives: Medical

CPR Training May Help to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

CPR Training May Help to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Cardiac arrest, which is defined as the sudden and unexpected loss of heart function that typically results from an electrical disturbance in the heart, is associated with some alarming statistics. In total, cardiac arrest is responsible for over 500,000 deaths in the United States every year. About 326,000 cases of emergency medical services-assessed cardiac arrest… Read More…

FDA Declares Trans Fat is No Longer “Generally Recognized as Safe”

The American public health community, including organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA), is applauding the recent move by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to phase out artificial trans fat in processed food. Many processed foods in the US are high in trans fat because they contain partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which have… Read More…

New AHA Heart Failure Survey Reveals Dangerous Misconceptions

In an important effort to gain an understanding of Americans’ knowledge of and attitudes towards heart failure, a condition which currently affects nearly six million people in the US, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently commissioned an online survey of over 1,600 people (approximately 1,000 members of the general public, 400 people living with heart… Read More…