Many things about health, safety and well-being have already been said and written about. Sometimes by unqualified but famous people, sometimes by qualified doctors and dieticians and sometimes by just about anyone. 

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CPR Training Required for High School Graduation
Posted on June 02, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

I “met” Lindsay Davis on Twitter when interacting with fellow medical professional discussing sudden cardiac arrest. Lindsay is a former Miss Ohio and was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 17 following several episodes of collapsing when training for what …

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Women Less Likely to Receive CPR
Posted on May 19, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

We are involved in an interesting discussion on Twitter today and just have to share it. According to a study published by the European Society of Cardiology in March this year, women less likely to receive basic life support for …

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Help for those Who Care for Someone with Dementia
Posted on May 17, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

When his mother was diagnosed with dementia ten years ago, James Ashwell learnt the hard way that caring for a loved one with this diagnose is challenging, both emotionally and from a safety perspective. By the time his mother passed …

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Hollywood Style Resuscitation – Myths & Mistakes
Posted on April 26, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

After a long course yesterday, I decided I deserved a relaxing evening in front of our new TV. I was channel hopping when my attention was grabbed by a hospital scene: there it was, another in-hospital resuscitation scene. I heard …

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Get Tick Smart 2016
Posted on April 12, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

This year’s post is an updated version of our previous post with some new and interesting links, including one to a lab in Germany testing ticks for pathogens. Every spring, or sometimes even earlier, ticks pose an urgent problem for …

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Dental Hygiene for Children
Posted on March 15, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Imagine this situation: a 4-year old child comes for a dentist check-up and the dentist finds most of his teeth have cavities. Against previous advice, which stated that the then much smaller cavities should be treated as soon as possible, …

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Urushiol and Mangoes
Posted on March 09, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

Now there is a difficult name, urushiol. Never heard of it. Not surprising but we are sure that you will have heard of where it’s found the most and how it causes the most contact allergies: in poison ivy and …

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Automated External Defibrillators Talk To You
Posted on February 29, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

You can’t do anything wrong. The defibrillator’s voice is loud and clear and gives the group of students listening step by steps instructions what to do. The students hesitate but when the intructor reassures them, one of students presses the …

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Cranberries – Beneficial for UTIs or Not?
Posted on February 21, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

It’s a common belief that cranberry juice helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) even though research has not been able to fully support this idea. A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests …

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Saving a Choking Child
Posted on February 14, 2016 by Luitgard Holzleg

We repeat this in EVERY course we run: coughing and choking sounds are a good sign when a child is choking. Being able to make a sound or cough means, you can also breathe. Coughing is a defence mechanism of …

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