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The Most Important Organ in the Body – The Heart

To me, the most important organ in our body is the heart.  Without it pumping blood to our brain, our brain stops.  So how does the heart work?  The heart is about the size of your fist and it pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies.  This amazing organ pumps 100,000 times per day, pumping 5 to 6 quarts of blood per minute or about 2,000 gallons per day.

In our next blog, we will follow a drop of blood through the heart.

Drowning Statistics

Drowning – die through in and inhalation of water
 

Drowning Statistics

  • from 2005 to 2014, there are about 10 deaths per day due to drownings
  • about 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children under the age of 14
  • 350 under the age of 5 drown in pools nationwide
  • the majority of drownings occur in June, July and August mostly in backyard pools
  • drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death under the age of 5

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6 Foods That Keep You Hydrated

Hydration – the process of causing something to absorb water

6 Foods That Will Keep You Hydrated

  • cucumbers – contain 96% water – the flesh of cucumbers is primarily composed of water 

  • zucchini – eaten raw – contains 95% water making this a low calorie and a great food for losing weight

  • tomatoes – contain 94% water – they are also full of vitamins and minerals

  • pineapples – contain 87% water – helps keep your skin hydrated keeping your skin beautiful

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  • watermelons – contain 92% water – watermelons actually hydrate people better than a glass of water

  • strawberries – contain 92% water – making this a great food to snack on

 

It is recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day which is not easy for some of us.  We get 20% of the water from the solid foods we eat especially from fruits and vegetables.

Always talk to your doctor before making any dietary changes!
 
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BLS Fact of the Week

Choking – the main symptom is the inability to breathe or talk – the most common symptom is blue skin from poor circulation, coughing and wheezing.

ACLS Fact of the Week

Amiodarone – is used to treat pulseless ventricle tachycardia or ventricle fibrillation

Dosing:  in adults with sudden cardiac arrest, first dose is 300 mg IV push – second dose is 150 mg IV push

 

Class Schedule

 

6/12/2017 @ 5:00 pm

HeartSaver First Aid / CPR / AED

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6/15/2017 @ 10:00 am

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6/16/2017 @ 10:00 am

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6/16/2017 @ 10:00 am

Airway Management Course

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6/16/2017 @ 2:00 pm

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BLS Provider Skills Session

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6/16/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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Class Schedule for the Week of 6/11/17

Class Schedule

 

6/12/2017 @ 5:00 pm

HeartSaver First Aid / CPR / AED

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6/15/2017 @ 10:00 am

BLS Provider

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6/16/2017 @ 10:00 am

BLS Provider

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6/16/2017 @ 10:00 am

Airway Management Course

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6/16/2017 @ 2:00 pm

BLS Provider

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6/16/2017 @ 2:00 pm

BLS Provider Skills Session

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6/16/2017 @ 4:00 pm

ACLS Skills Session

We also offer onsite training.  Please call us today to schedule!

Chris – 239-292-4225

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Health Benefits of Peaches

Peaches – a round stone fruit with juicy yellow flesh and downy pinkish-yellow skin

Fun Facts & Health Benefits of Peaches

  • a good snack for weight loss
  • fights obesity – related diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • good for healthy skin
  • peaches reduce hair loss
  •  peaches helps reduce anxiety
  • peaches have selenium which helps reduce cancer
  •  they remove worms from the intestines
  •  they have a diuretic effect
  •  peaches help calm an upset stomach
  •  the compounds in stone fruits may help in “metabolic syndrome”
  •  help those from suffering from gout and rheumatism
  • peaches are known as an aphrodisiac
Georgia is the peach state but 50 percent of the peaches here in the U.S. are produced in California.
The peach tree is considered to be the tree of life.
Always talk to your doctor about your particular situation!
 
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BLS Fact of the Week

 
According to Science Daily, choking is a leading cause of death in children especially under the age of 4. The most common items choked on are food, coins and toys.
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ACLS Fact of the Week

Epinephrine – this is the primary drug in the cardiac arrest algorithm

  • improves perfusion pressure to the brain and heart
  • improves cardiac output by increasing heart rate, heart muscle contractility and increases conductivity through the AV node

Dosing:

1 mg IV/IO push every 3 to 5 minutes

 

 

Class Schedule

 

6/5/2017 @ 2:00 pm

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6/8/2017 @ 10:00 am

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We also offer onsite training.  Please call us today to schedule!

Chris – 239-292-4225

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2017 Great Cycle Challenge

Cancer, the word we all fear hearing while in a doctor’s office. It is a scary word, it means hospital visits, chemotherapy, and radiation; it means losing your hair and being really sick from the treatments that are supposed to be making you better. What is the only thing that could make cancer even scarier? Imagine that this diagnosis is not for you but your 8-year-old daughter? That is exactly what happened with Callie who was diagnosed with pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma just 17 months ago, right before her birthday.
Callie is the star of the 2017 Great Cycle Challenge, a fundraising event that benefits the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. This year, Sean is participating in this event to help kick cancer’s butt! His goal is to ride 200 miles in the month of June and raise $500 to support Children’s Cancer Research, which only receives 1% of the federal funding towards cancer research. Every week 38 children pass away from cancer in the United States, and we think that number is just too high! If you would like to support Sean in his goal to kick cancer’s butt you can support him here https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/SeanWing or if you would like to participate in the event and join his team you can do so here https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Teams/SohokuBicycleClub. Sean is also going to have his picture displayed on a billboard in Time’s Square this Wednesday, May 24th for Tribute day! The display will be live streamed and we will post the link and approximate time Sean will be there on our Facebook page as soon as we have those details.  
Thank you!

Health Benefits of Lemons

Lemons – a yellow, oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice
 

Health Benefits of Lemons

  • lemons help restore the body’s pH 
  • they are high in vitamin C and flavonoids that help fight against the flu and colds

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries – a hardy dwarf shrub of the heath family, with small, whitish drooping flowers and dark blue edible berries
 

Health Benefits of Blueberries

  • blueberries are low in calories and high in nutrients – a very popular berry that is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K 
  • blueberries are king of antioxidants – have the highest antioxidants of all fruits and vegetables
  • blueberries reduce DNA damage which could help protect against cancer and aging – this was shown by several studies by eating blueberries and drinking blueberry juice

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