The 56th annual American Heart Month is this February

It’s almost time again for American Heart Month. In order to mark the occasion, we’ve compiled information about the event and recommendations on how to get involved. Here’s to your health this February and every other month! What is American Heart Month? American Heart Month began in 1964. That year, President Lyndon Johnson designated February … Read more

AEDs make for a safer work environment

Should your workplace have an AED?

Automated External Defibrillators are commonly known as AEDs. You’ve probably heard a lot about these devices over the past few years.  Chances are you’ve also seen them in many of the places you go every day. Think of your gym or grocery store, sports stadiums, your church, movie theaters, shopping malls, the airport—and the list … Read more

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St. Louis school staff use Chain of Survival training to help save a coworker who was suffering a heart attack

Staff at Gateway Science Academy acted fast to save a custodian when he displayed signs of a heart attack. Their training with CPR Plus and knowledge of the AHA Chain of Survival helped ensure a good outcome for their coworker. When Haley Pepper grabbed a snack from the teacher’s lounge, of course she wasn’t expecting … Read more

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Wash U faculty member survives a heart attack with help from his colleagues, who were recently trained in CPR and AED

A Washington University faculty member received help from his coworkers when he suffered a heart attack at work. The coworkers’ recent CPR and AED training prepared them to act quickly — and effectively. The heart attack came when Rick least expected it. At 51, he was healthy and active, routinely putting in both cardio and … Read more