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Father Saves Baby Using CPR Learned From Watching TV

Watching television can be beneficial -- and can save a life. Credit: Getty Images
A New Jersey couple learned a horrifying lesson on the importance of parents knowing CPR.
Their 20-month-old baby stopped breathing. The father,...
New Jersey man urges parents to learn CPR after his baby's brush with death.

New York Parents Seek Law to Compel Police to Help in Medical Emergencies

New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an...New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an asthma attack Aug. 27?

Boy, 9, Saves Little Brother's Life With CPR

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. After saving his 2-year-old brother from drowning, Logan Hearn has proven that he takes his big-brother duties very seriously. The 9-year-old from Joliet, Ill., performed CPR on his little...

Summer fairs and food allergies

Depending on who you talk to, Summer officially started yesterday evening. In short order, the street fairs and other summer festivals are set to make their debuts, if they haven't already. Amidst all the fun, thrills and excitement, the lights and...

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...

Can kids teach their parents CPR?

It's always nice to be able to share something positive with you. Generally here at ParentDish you read about how parents are trying to positively influence their children, but according to this recent report children may be able to influence their...

101 safety tips

After attending the infant safety/CPR class last month I decided it would be best to move into a one-room house with no furniture and no corners. I felt much the same way after perusing these 100 safety and childproofing tips offered my...

Rolling and sleeping on the stomach

My son has a new hobby. Well, actually, it's not that new--he's been doing it for nearly a month now. My son is rolling. It's his favorite thing to do. It keeps me on my toes whenever I have to change him--in fact, I can barely keep him still long...

Hand Sanitizer Can Poison Your Children

I have something to admit to all of you. I am a germophobe. I'm one of those people -- you know, the ones who open doors using a paper towel on the doorknob and who flush toilets with their feet (closed-toe shoes, of course). I get the skeevies just...

The importance of knowing infant CPR

Do you know basic first aid for your child? You probably do, whether you took a class on it, were a girl scout/boy scout or you just learned how to treat basic cuts and scrapes from good old experience. But what about if your child were choking (or...

Why you should know CPR

Something I should know as a parent, but don't, is CPR. While we haven't had any scary incidents so far, I feel like I'm playing Russian roulette every time I read a story like this -- about a 3-year-old Australian boy who chocked on a lollipop at a...

Daughter saves mother's life with CPR

Brittany Lacefield had a pretty intense final exam after her CPR class. Her 30-year-old mother, Kristin Lacefield, collapsed and went into something called ventricular defibrillation [I have defrib on the brain]. Brittany acted fast calling 911...

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