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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows how Quickly and Silently Children Can Drown Inside the Home

 

“But I was only gone for a moment…”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Too many deaths are associated with common household products.

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American Heart Association announces 2015 Top Heart Disease, Stroke Research

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is featuring the top advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2015 in a series of stories (listed below) on Heart.org.

Each story was selected by a panel of the association’s science staff and volunteers. The organization has compiled an annual list of the major advances in heart disease and stroke research each year since 1996.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Bystander CPR on Kids has increased, survival odds improve for some

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationOrlando, FLBystander CPR on kids is increasing and is improving survival from cardiac arrest outside the hospital, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers analyzed 2,176 children (infants to age 18) with cardiac arrest, drawn from a key national registry of 80 million people representing 55 communities in 23 states in the United States.  The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) registry tracks characteristics and impact of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Naloxone offers Hope to Save Lives

 

Drug Overdoses Claim More Tennesseans in 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.

The total of overdose deaths rose by nearly 100, from 1,166 in 2013 to a record-setting 1,263 in 2014. If those numbers are hard to comprehend, consider this: more people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee last year than were killed in motor vehicle accidents.

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25 Soldiers at Fort Campbell earn Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Over 185 medical Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started the process to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge at the Medical Simulation Training Center here July 27th.

In the end, only 25 Screaming Eagle Soldiers stood in line at the Lozado Physical Fitness Center this morning to be awarded the coveted badge.

Many medical Soldiers who sport the EFMB will say it’s one of the most challenging things they have accomplished in their careers, and the proof is in the numbers.

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers' ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers’ ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies recognized for saving lives using CPR, AEDs

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies were recognized tonight at the Montgomery County Commission Meeting for saving lives through the use of CPR and automated external defibrillators in three different incidents.

In the first incident on June 27th, Deputy Joshua Gardner arrived to a Gip Manning Road residence where a man was found unresponsive.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies recognized for saving lives during Montgomery County Commission Meeting.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies recognized for saving lives during Montgomery County Commission Meeting.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal urges Citizens to take Precautions on the Water this Summer

 

Take Precautions To Avoid Electric Shock Drowning

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For thousands of Tennesseans, summer means spending time with family and friends while swimming and boating. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is ensuring residents have a safe summer by inspecting Tennessee’s public marinas and docks and reminding Tennesseans to take steps to prevent electric shock drowning (ESD).

Earlier this year, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office began the first-ever inspections of the electrical wiring and equipment of Tennessee’s more than 300 public marinas and docks.

Have your boat tested once a year to see if it is leaking electricity, or buy a clamp meter and test it yourself.

Have your boat tested once a year to see if it is leaking electricity, or buy a clamp meter and test it yourself.

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Bridgestone Americas rounds up for better heart health; raises $230,000 for the American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – In just six months’ time, Bridgestone retail customers across the nation have raised $230,000 for the American Heart Association in a charitable effort benefiting the health nonprofit.

All 2200 Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works tire and automotive service centers across the nation participated in the Round Up program from October 2014 through March 2015, through which all customer transactions are rounded up to the nearest dollar as an optional donation.

(L to R) Gary Garfield, President and CEO of Bridgestone Americas; Stu Crum, President of Bridgestone Retail Operations; Ken Harms, President of UPS Mid South District and board member of the American Heart Association, Greater Nashville.

(L to R) Gary Garfield, President and CEO of Bridgestone Americas; Stu Crum, President of Bridgestone Retail Operations; Ken Harms, President of UPS Mid South District and board member of the American Heart Association, Greater Nashville.

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Nashville’s Street Corner Symphony keeps the beat in new American Heart Association CPR video

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella – and a Nashville group who’s achieved national fame – to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

It features Nashville’s own ​Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or adult collapse, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”

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Tennessee Department of Health says make a Healthy Splash this Summer; Share the Fun, Not the Germs

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.

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