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You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers and some amazing tips to keep you safe and healthy. This blog is designed to keep you up to date on first aid and AED facts. You’ll learn how to prepare for a workplace emergency and how to create a disaster program for your workplace. You’ll also learn about the importance of knowing first aid and what you’ll learn in first aid training. There is even a handy post on how to make a first aid kit using simple household items.

 

If you’re wondering “which AED is right for me?” We have posts explaining the difference between AED brands, AED product comparisons, 5 things to know when purchasing an AED, and the cost of AEDs.

These posts, written by a cardiac health expert, will help take the fear out of using an AED and instill knowledge and confidence so that you can be ready in an emergency situation.

Our focus is to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy, that’s why you’ll also find an array of postings on healthy recipes, healthy lifestyles, exercising, heart health, environmental issues, and other tips to keep you safe. Be sure to follow us or check in regularly to keep up to date and take your health to heart.

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Are AEDs Mandatory? What You Need to Know About Getting AEDs for Your Business

Are AEDs Mandatory? What You Need to Know About Getting AEDs for Your Business The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving machine that uses shocks to ‘kick’ a heart back into rhythm when it has begun to beat irregularly. Thousands of lives have been saved from cardiac arrest because of AEDs. But the question...

Heartwarming Charity – Hearts for Healthcare

Heartwarming Charity – Hearts for Healthcare Whether someone has diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, or other medical conditions big or small, they all have one need in common – healthcare. It is with the assistance of trained professionals, volunteers, and the community that they can work together to provide facilities and services that will...

Does Diabetes in Women Cause Cardiac Problems?

According to Diabetes Canada, 11 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which your body either can't produce insulin or can't properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas and its role is to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the...

You Are What You Eat – How Food is Connected to Heart Health

Food is what fuels our body, and what we put in it matters! The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is quite accurate, actually. The food you eat directly affects your entire body, inside and out – this includes your heart. Food nourishes our bodies and allows it to function properly. Eat good foods, and...

Getting the Bloody Deal on Blood – Blood Pressure, Blood Types, and Everything Else You Need to Know!

KEYWORD: BLOOD PRESSURE   Getting the Bloody Deal on Blood – Blood Pressure, Blood Types, and Everything Else You Need to Know!   Did you know that you have about 4.5 – 5.5 litres of blood in your body? That is a lot! And while we don’t focus on it very often (and would rather...