How To Treat Sprain Injuries

Sprains occur when the fibers of a ligament tear – either partially or completely. Sprained ligaments often swell rapidly and can be very painful. The greater the swelling and pain, the more severe a sprain is likely to be. To treat mild to moderate sprains at home, use the RICE method: REST the injured area

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New CPR Guidelines Address Recovery Needs of Cardiac Arrest Survivors

The American Heart Association is adding a new link to the CPR “Chain of Survival” that addresses cardiac arrest survivors’ ongoing needs. The new recovery link in the Chain of Survival highlights the need for treatment, surveillance, and rehabilitation of cardiac arrest survivors and their caregivers. Recommendations important to this concept include structured assessment for

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AED Myths

For the average American, experience with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is limited to what is seen on television and in movies.  These small, but mighty machines can be quite intimidating for those who are not familiar with their proper use.  But, given the grim statistics for survival following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, it is crucial

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