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March 23, 2010
- Michael Jackson's doctor halted CPR on the dying pop star and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press that shed new light on the singer's chaotic final moments. The explosive allegation that Dr. Conrad Murray might have tried to hide evidence is likely to be a focus as prosecutors move ahead with their involuntary-manslaughter case against him. The account was given to investigators by Alberto Alvarez, Jackson's logistics director, who was summoned to the stricken star's side as he was dying on June 25. His statement and those from two other Jackson employees also obtained by the AP paint a grisly scene in Jackson's bedroom.
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father. "It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny Dowell, Greater Baltimore Medical Center's parent education and doula coordinator. Courses are offered by many local hospitals and through the American Red Cross. First aid for choking is also taught in CPR classes. And some are combined with training on using defibrillators or with adult CPR. While parents can watch a video for instruction, it's helpful to practice on a mannequin, experts say. "Most people learn by doing," says Sarah Sherman, training center coordinator for the American Heart Association at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
Ask any of the attendees of the pet first-aid and CPR class in Anne Arundel County why they would take such a course and each has the same response: Pets are like family, and you take care of family. "You never know when you might need it," said Nicole Angermier of Harwood, who attended because of her boxer, Diesel. The 21/2-hour class at the South County Recreation Center in Harwood teaches owners to provide emergency aid to their pets before taking them in for veterinary care.
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Staff Reports | June 9, 2014
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services was honored last week for recent innovations in emergency medical services that were recognized for improving cardiac care response times and minimizing cardiac emergencies. Among the programs cited by the Medic Alert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute was the department's Community Hands-Only CPR program, which partners with organizations including the county schools. Through the partnership, the department purchased mannequins for local schools and has provided “train-the-trainer” instruction for teachers to train all students in CPR. The program has now been mandated for the schools and is a graduation requirement for sixth- and eighth-graders.
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September 3, 2013
The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation will make a donation of CPR training aids to the Level Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at the fire station at 3633 Level Village Road in Havre de Grace. Charlie Walls of Plaza Ford in Bel Air will be on hand to present the members of Level VFC with several CPR mannequins, which will be used to teach pre-hospital care providers and citizens high performance CPR. Quality Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation improves survival from cardiac arrest.
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By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,Special to The Sun | July 5, 1994
Q: Do you agree with my friends who have urged me to enroll in a CPR training program because my husband had a heart attack several months ago?A: Your friends' advice makes good sense since your husband's heart attack puts him at a greater risk for having a cardiac arrest caused by an abnormal heart rhythm.About 70 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home, and promptly administered CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can maintain an adequate blood flow to the brain until professional help arrives.
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By MARY BETH REGAN | October 21, 2005
Here is one health training product that you'll want in your medicine cabinet. The American Heart Association has released a home training kit, with a manikin and training DVD, to teach your family the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation -- CPR. CPR Anytime comes with a blow-up mini-manikin named Anne that lets you practice critical chest compressions and rescue breathing at home. You follow a 22-minute DVD to learn, step-by-step, how to resuscitate adults and children. The kit costs $29.95 at cpranytime.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1994
Until yesterday, the man who saved Louann Lowe's baby was just a deep, soothing voice on the phone.The 17-year-old Highlandtown mother still hasn't met state police Sgt. George Douglass, but she knows he "really knew his stuff."Fate introduced Ms. Lowe and Sergeant Douglass on Monday when her 1-year-old daughter suddenly stopped breathing. Sergeant Douglass calmed Ms. Lowe over the telephone, gave her a quick cardiopulmonary resuscitation lesson and guided her through the life-saving technique.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | January 31, 2006
Dr. Leonard Scherlis, a retired University of Maryland cardiology professor who was an early champion of CPR as an emergency heart resuscitation technique that could be performed by anyone, died of cancer Saturday at his Guilford home. He was 84. More than 40 years ago, he became convinced that lives could be saved if a new procedure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, could be administered immediately after a heart attack. He founded the American Heart Association's CPR Committee in 1963, the same year the national medical organization formally endorsed the procedure.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | April 10, 1991
Longtime county official William E. "Ned" Eakle hadn't been to the dump in six months until Monday, and on his return, he may have saved a life.Using CPR techniques that he had learned in a county-sponsored workshop more than three years ago, Eakle revived a 75-year-old Columbia man who had fainted, possibly because of heart trouble."
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February 14, 2014
Wellness classes Howard County General Hospital is offering a variety of wellness classes. Unless otherwise listed, classes are held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Advance registration online at hcgh.org is advised for all programs. Information: 410-740-7601. •Living with diabetes. This program will be directed by an endocrinologist, podiatrist, psychologist, diabetes nurse educator and dietitian from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.18 in The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at HCGH.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
For Anne Efron, this Valentine's Day is about more than boxes of chocolate and long-stemmed roses. This year, the holiday is truly a celebration of the heart. The one that's beating in her chest. In late January of last year, Efron, a project administrator with the Center for AIDS Research at the Johns Hopkins University, was at home in Ruxton, planning dinner with her husband, David, the chief surgeon with Hopkins Hospital's division of acute care surgery. They planned to grill but discovered they were out of propane, so David went to the store, leaving home for about 15 minutes.
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September 3, 2013
The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation will make a donation of CPR training aids to the Level Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at the fire station at 3633 Level Village Road in Havre de Grace. Charlie Walls of Plaza Ford in Bel Air will be on hand to present the members of Level VFC with several CPR mannequins, which will be used to teach pre-hospital care providers and citizens high performance CPR. Quality Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation improves survival from cardiac arrest.
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By Elizabeth Heubeck, For The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Annapolis resident Mike Greenhill is one of those rare guys who, even after he turned 50, could effortlessly sprint up and down a soccer field like he did as a much younger man. Until one evening last year, the 53-year-old took this ability for granted. Now, as Greenhill prepares to return to the game after an 11-month hiatus, he's happy to be alive. For this, he thanks a young woman whom he calls "his angel. " Last April Stephanie Andrews, a 22-year-old Howard County firefighter and emergency medical technician from Sykesville, agreed to play a soccer game on her friends' co-ed team because it was short a few players.
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March 28, 2013
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Crafternoon. Wed., April 3, 2 p.m. Drop in and make crafts. •Employment Edge. April 4, 6:30 p.m. Topics include job search tools, résumé writing, interview skills and professionalism on the job. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting.
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Editorial from The Aegis | January 10, 2013
Most parents live on the edge of terror. It's not noticed most of the time and for most people it doesn't interfere with leading a happy, healthy family life. It's there and it shows up when children are endangered in a way where parental intervention just can't make a difference. For most parents, the reminder of the terror of a threatened child comes to mind only when something terrible happens to a child, and the resulting feeling, many reading this will be able to attest, is one of profound sadness combined with helplessness.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Staff Writer | December 19, 1992
Johns Hopkins University gave local business leaders the holiday present they have been begging for: a new Baltimore company founded on Hopkins research.CardioLogic Systems Inc., a company that hopes to sell an inflatable vest that could replace CPR in helping to save the lives of cardiac arrest patients, has been formed with backing of two venture capital funds and tentative financial support from Baltimore."This is the first of the Hopkins start-ups where the university and the faculty own equity in a company based solely on Hopkins research," said Francis J. Meyer, the school's assistant dean for technology licensing.
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By Diana K. Sugg and Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
What do you do when someone is drowning?Many people think first of CPR. Few think of the Heimlich maneuver.But its inventor believes hundreds of lives could be saved if more people knew that the few steps they use to stop someone from choking can also rescue a drowning victim."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
Ask any of the attendees of the pet first-aid and CPR class in Anne Arundel County why they would take such a course and each has the same response: Pets are like family, and you take care of family. "You never know when you might need it," said Nicole Angermier of Harwood, who attended because of her boxer, Diesel. The 21/2-hour class at the South County Recreation Center in Harwood teaches owners to provide emergency aid to their pets before taking them in for veterinary care.
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October 2, 2012
A nearly 3-year-old child is expected to be released from the hospital in the next couple days after nearly drowning in a bathtub in her Edgewood home Monday night. The girl, 2 years and 11 months old, was in the bathtub in a home in the 1300 block of Goldmeadow Way in Edgewood around 5:45 p.m., according to Monica Worrell, a spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. She was under the supervision of her male guardian, who is her mother's boyfriend. "This is an active, ongoing investigation," Worrell said Monday night.
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