August 2011

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In This Issue

Stayin' Alive with Hands‐Only™ CPR

Hard and fast: That's the rule to remember when compressing the chest during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). How fast? At least 100 times per minute–which just happens to be the beat of the 1977 disco tune by the Bee Gees, “Stayin' Alive.”

Chill Out!

Clinical studies have shown that moderately cooling the body after a sudden cardiac arrest minimizes brain damage by protecting brain cells from injury and death.
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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Even the most dedicated, dependable family caregiver will eventually feel overstressed, overloaded and overwhelmed. Reach out to ease your mind and prevent caregiver burnout.
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Heart News

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.


Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease survivors and their loved ones.

Life's Simple 7

Improving your health is as easy as minding seven simple health factors and behaviors. Tips and information to help you improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These heart patients, their loved ones and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.