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
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
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?
1740 The Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. 1767 The Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons became the first organized effort to deal with sudden and unexpected death. 1891 Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first equivocally documented chest compression in humans. Did you know that CPR started back in the 1700’s? Check out the History of CPR by the American … Continue reading History of CPR
American Heart Association (AHA) is now accepting grant applications specifically for cardiac arrest and resuscitation with deadlines starting July 26, 2016 and running through August 16, 2016. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance research in cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Grants range in amounts from $51,000 to $231,000 and will be awarded in two major science classifications: Basic Science Clinical Science and Population/Health Services The … Continue reading AHA Grant Opportunities
Exited about the upcoming changes to nutrition labels: On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the White House announced final changes to nutrition labels, which will be required on packaged foods within the next two years. The long-awaited changes included a specific call-out for added sugars—sweeteners added to foods, as opposed to those that occur naturally, as in a piece of fruit—a … Continue reading Nutrition Labels