Using AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators).

Using AEDs.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable devices that shock a person’s heart back into rhythm after suffering sudden cardiac arrest, greatly increasing chances of survival. But not all public places have these life-saving devices and some may need them more than others, according to a recent study: http://ht.ly/nRsp5 Do you know how to use an AED? Share this infographic with your friends and family!

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Controlling High Cholesterol.

Controlling High Cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that travels through the blood. In and of itself, cholesterol isn’t bad. It actually helps create the outer coating of our cells and aids the body in making vitamin D and certain hormones. Your body makes the cholesterol it needs. But you also get it in your diet and too much cholesterol can be dangerous. Learn about controlling high cholesterol.

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