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Insufficient First Aid Awareness in Switzerland
Posted on June 14, 2017 by Luitgard Holzleg

Sadly, the story of the man who collapsed and died in a Valora kiosk at a train station in Switzerland is just the top of the iceberg. Marcel Schättin of the Interverband Rettungswesen summaries what I’ve noticed here very often: …

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First Aiders Hesitant to Resuscitate
Posted on May 26, 2017 by Luitgard Holzleg

According to a recent publication of the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin DGAI), only one third of by-standers dare to start CPR on a person in cardiac arrest. And those numbers …

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A Breathtaking Picnic App
Posted on April 22, 2017 by Luitgard Holzleg

Today I want to introduce an app for your children: it was developed for the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC), a non-profit scientific association. For many years, the IRC has been promoting the importance of CPR in cardiorespiratory emergencies. One of …

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Time to Teach Doctors about Nutrition?
Posted on October 21, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Excellent interview with well known and outspoken healthy lifestyle promoter, GP Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. With healthcare costs due to chronic disease such as heart disease or diabetes constantly increasing, it must be mandatory for every medical student and every doctor …

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Heart Disease in Teenagers
Posted on September 29, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

The fact that our sedentary lifestyle is not a healthy lifestyle, is not new. The prolonged sitting we do as part of our modern lifestyle is related to an increased risk for heart disease, obesity or type II diabetes. A …

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Mega Zumba Event
Posted on September 21, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Everyone has heard about Zumba, a dance fitness programme combining hip-hop, salsa, samba, and other latin-american rhythms. We are very proud to sponsor this year’s MEGA Zumbathon®, an event that combines sport, nutrition and charity. Anyone interested in leaning more …

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Setting a Good Example – Sports Clubs with AEDs
Posted on September 14, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

An old boys’ team is getting together on the football field, having a fabulous time. suddenly, one of them collapses. His mates realise, he is not responding and not breathing either, he is having a cardiac arrest. This scenario can …

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Sudden Cardiac Death Among Student Athletes
Posted on August 30, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Sudden cardiac arrest, or sudden cardiac death: we talk bout it in nearly every course, especially in sort related courses and courses for teachers: while it is luckily rare in young athletes, but when it happens, it’s often deadly. It …

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Rio 2016: Tennis Physio Dies of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Posted on August 14, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

French tennis physiotherapist Patrick Bordier died of sudden cardiac arrest during the Rio Olympics. And what is worse, German swimmer Sarah Köhler observed how one thing after another went wrong: the first aiders clearly didn’t know how to correctly resuscitate, …

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Polio Alert
Posted on June 15, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Are you planning to travel to India in the near future? Make sure you’ve updated your polio immunisation. Between January and spring 2014 alone, the World Health Organization​ WHO reported 74 new polio cases worldwide. Now, an active strain of …

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