“heart attack”

Jun
14

Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]

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Oct
12

First Aid – What Should Be Left to the Professionals?

If you’re not medically trained, would you know what to do in an emergency first aid situation? What about if you’re first on the scene of a car accident, or when someone has a heart attack and needs urgent medical intervention to save their life? One of the main barriers to giving prompt attention to […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Jun
20

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

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Jan
16

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack – What’s the Difference?

What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?”  How well do you know your own heart?

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Apr
06

Growing Public Awareness of The Need For CPR Training

Would you know what do to if someone suffered a cardiac arrest? A recent survey by the American Heart Association found that 70% of people would feel helpless if they were first on the scene, either because they have never been shown what to do to keep someone alive until the emergency services can take […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Jul
10

How Are Memories Made & Stored?

What exactly is a memory and how do they manifest inside our brains?  Which part/s of our brain are responsible for making memories?  And how does our brain know how to associate the fragrance of a perfume, the sight of waves crashing against a shoreline, or that song from the 1980s with a memory that […]

By Joanna | Biology
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Apr
14

Quality CPR Practice Needs Quality CPR Training

70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency and as 88% of these types of emergencies occur, we all need to be prepared to save a life with CPR skills.  Providing CPR in the first few minutes can triple a victim's chance of survival. Public support of CPR education classes is rapidly […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Apr
03

Fight for Every Heartbeat

An initiative by The American Heart Association is raising awareness and encouraging people, of all ages, to make even small differences to their lifestyle to improve the health of their heart. With one in four deaths in the US caused by heart disease and over seven million people worldwide suffering a heart attack each year, […]

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