The Link Between Heart & Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease?      Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women.  Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can affect your over all health. In heart disease, one theory is that gum disease can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream where they … Continue reading The Link Between Heart & Gum Disease

National Wear Red Day 2018

Why Go Red? Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Support Go Red For Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 2, 2018 and donate to help fund research during American Heart Month. Go Red For Women is a movement that starts with you. … Continue reading National Wear Red Day 2018

Apple Watch Heart Study

In November 2017, Apple launched a Heart Study using the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation “Every week we receive incredible customer letters about how Apple Watch has affected their lives, including learning that they have AFib. These stories inspire us and we’re determined to do more to help people … Continue reading Apple Watch Heart Study

PACE Academy of General Dentistry

CEUs for Dental Professionals

Nine Lives CPR is now offering a combination course that includes both CPR and Infection Control for 5 CEUs. This course is designed to satisfy requirements for license renewal by the SC Board of Dentistry. The course is offered ONSITE and can be customized to fit your needs. We will also be offering it at our partner locations throughout South Carolina. Stay tuned for date … Continue reading CEUs for Dental Professionals

Woman saves 3 people in 1 year with CPR

Love this story on the Today Show about Madeline Dahl who helped three people in one year using CPR and first aid. The first time she helped a stranger was last October. After reading an article about an app that alerts users if a person nearby needs CPR, Dahl downloaded it. For months, she received no notifications. But as she was leaving work one Friday, … Continue reading Woman saves 3 people in 1 year with CPR

Learn CPR on your Layover

Got Spare Time Between Flights? Three airports around the U.S. have joined an American Heart Association (AHA) initiative to provide hands-only CPR training kiosks for passengers waiting for flights. The Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Orlando International airports are now equipped with the kiosks, bringing the total number of airports with one in the U.S. up to seven. The initiative is funded by … Continue reading Learn CPR on your Layover

Alexa, how do I do CPR?

Alexa, the friendly voice of the Amazon Echo, will for the first time give all three instructions for CPR, heart attack and stroke warning signs. The information is crucial because prompt medical attention can make the difference between life or death, or significant disability, said Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D., chair of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. “Any system that can reliably … Continue reading Alexa, how do I do CPR?

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Food Allergy and Research Education’s (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. How to Take Part -Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters -Place … Continue reading What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Ambulance Drone

The first minutes after an accident are critical and essential to provide the right care to prevent escalation. Speeding up emergency response can prevent deaths and accelerate recovery dramatically. This is notably true for heart failure, drowning, traumas and respiratory issues. Lifesaving technologies such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), medication, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) aids can be designed compact enough to be carried by a … Continue reading Ambulance Drone