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New CPR recommendations don't apply to children

The American Heart Association has revised the recommended procedure for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - but only for adults. Experts now say that for an adult, you can skip the mouth-to-mouth part of the standard CPR procedure and c...

Should all schools have defibrillators?

Schools are charged with planning emergency procedures for all kinds of situations - fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. But what about medical emergencies? Should every school in the country have a portable defibrillator in case a student suffers ca...

Schools should increase kids' physical activity

The American Heart Association recently recommended that schools lead the way to ensure that all children and youth participate in adequate physical activity during the school day. The policy and specific practice recommendations were: Schools s...

Schools will soon be unable to sell sodas

By next fall some of the big boys of soft drinks will be pulling their wares from schools. Pepsi and Coke have agreed to remove their beverages from school vending machines and cafeterias around the country. It is estimated that the move will benefit...

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