Archive - Jul 9, 2013

Archive - Jul 9, 2013

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Contest Slated to Help Area Agencies Locate AEDs

MIDLAND, MI--Community members who locate and record area automated external defibrillator (AED) units have the opportunity to win a $500 cash prize as part of the AED Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Pulse3 Foundation and Mobile Medical Response in Saginaw.

The contest, which runs July 12 through July 26, is a collaboration of the Shocks & Saves initiative of the Pulse3 Foundation (formerly MCVI Foundation) and MMR.

“There are literally hundreds of AEDs in public places in our communities,” said Lynn Schutter, MMR community relations director. “This contest has two great goals: to increase community awareness of AEDs, and to help us maintain the most accurate records of where those AEDs are.”

Positive Outlook Linked to Reduced Cardiac Events

People with cheerful temperaments are significantly less likely to suffer a coronary event such as a heart attack or sudden cardiac death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
 
Previous research has shown that depressed and anxious people are more likely to have heart attacks and to die from them than those whose dispositions are sunnier. But the Johns Hopkins researchers say their study shows that a general sense of well-being— feeling cheerful, relaxed, energetic and satisfied with life— actually reduces the chances of a heart attack.
 
A report on the research is published in the American Journal of Cardiology.
 
“If you are by nature a cheerful person and look on the bright side of things, you are more likely to be protected from cardiac events,” says study leader Lisa R.

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