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  1. Damar Hamlin and the Case for CPR
    Categories: CPR Training, Emergency Preparedness & Health News

    Damar Hamlin and the Case for CPR

    In the early 1990s I was a beach lifeguard for the City of Del Mar, in California, and "Baywatch" was the most-watched TV series in the world. Later, when I began teaching CPR to groups and businesses, students would ask me how similar my experiences were to the fictions promoted by actors such as Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. My...
  2. COVID-19 Read the Latest from Public Health Officials & Agencies
    Categories: Health News

    COVID-19 Read the Latest from Public Health Officials & Agencies

    COVID-19 As a health and safety training organization, amid ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 Our instructors, clients, employees, and their families are of our biggest concern. We are closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). If you would like additional...
  3. Cal Fire is Blazing New Lifesaving Trails
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    Cal Fire is Blazing New Lifesaving Trails

    Cal Fire stepped up its lifesaving readiness this month, with a massive effort to deploy 186 new AEDs throughout California.Automated External Defibrillators are a vital link in the lifesaving chain of survival – picking up the gap between pre-hospital CPR and the more advanced medical care given to victims of sudden cardiac arrest once they reach the hospital. Cal Fire...
  4. How Healthy is Your Home Town?
    Categories: Health News

    How Healthy is Your Home Town?

    Where you live affects your health in many ways - the climate, the air quality, even the lifestyles of those around you can influence your own habits and health... The CDC and its partners released a website that provides first-of-its-kind, neighborhood-level health data for the 500 largest US cities. The 500 Cities project provides data on 5 risk behaviors, 13 health...
  5. Categories: Health News

    Are you a "Sodium Smarty"?

    Sodium in Your Diet? Good, bad, or indifferent - do you have any Clue how much is already in that food before you add your own? Take the Million Hearts® quiz - it is a fun way to test what you know and to learn the (sometimes surprising) truth about sodium, as well as tips to reduce it at home and...
  6. Nap
    Categories: Health News


    Mid afternoon naps are healthy! Do you often hit an afternoon wall of drowsiness? Well,  according to experts, midafternoon naps are healthy. A short catnap can be very beneficialbeneficial to your health and productivity! A nap of about twenty minutes will help you enhance your alertness and concentration, elevate your mood, and sharpen motor skills. If you are looking to be more alert upon waking, they...
  7. CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women
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    CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women

    CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida CDC previously issued travel, testing, and other guidance related to local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (active Zika virus transmission) that the Florida Department of Health (FL...
  8. West Nile
    Categories: Health News

    West Nile

    We shared important concerns about Mosquitoes in a recent post, and how they deliver many diseases to humans. While at present there is a huge focus on Zika (largely because it gets good ratings so the media is all over the matter) more relevant and prevalent at present in the US is West Nile Virus. Know about West nile, and protect against it...
  9. Mosquitoes
    Categories: Uncategorized & Health News


    Mosquitoes - aside from annoying, they are dangerous and carry many diseases harmful and even deadly to humans. In and effort to help the public find reliable resources of information on Mosquito abatement, control, treatment for bites, and the like, the CDC offers a number of resources to help understand the threat and keep these bloodsuckers at bay: Prevent Mosquito...
  10. Stress
    Categories: Health News


    The weekend is here - relax! Whether we admit it or note, life can be stressful. If you have a big workload or are struggling to juggle the demands of your personal and professional life, you may be more stressed than you realize. Thankfully, there are certain symptoms you can look for to help identify stress: headaches, feeling tired, back...

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