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Cardiac arrest is defined by MedlinePlus: “The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when… Read More »
The opioid epidemic has become a national crisis, one that has led the White House to declare a national state of emergency. But there may be good news on the horizon about one possible solution to the rising number of overdose deaths. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that deaths from… Read More »
Happy Halloween! Here are health and safety tips for the big day, courtesy of the CDC: Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables if you have guests over. Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose… Read More »
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With the start of summer just over a month away, you may be looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Or you might be looking for ways to avoid the heat. For SCR’s social media coordinator, Sara, she’s choosing the latter considering Phoenix (where she lives) can, and is starting to, get… Read More »
This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Conference in New Orleans. It was a brand new topic for me, covering the four phases of emergency response: Mitigation Preparation Response Recovery We heard from hospitals who served events like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Pulse Night Club incident, ransomware attacks,… Read More »