What Is High Cholesterol?

While most people of a certain age are generally aware that standard blood tests measure cholesterol, it’s worth understanding a more about what is being measured and why. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance created in the liver, and its presence is required throughout the human body to make vitamin D, hormones, and[…]

How to Deal with a High Cholesterol Reading

After receiving a high cholesterol reading from my doctor, I put together a plan to lower my cholesterol to a healthy level naturally, without medication. Understanding of my own health Prior to my high cholesterol reading, I was never conscious of nor did I care about connections between cholesterol and blood pressure with heart disease.  As I[…]

CPR Training in New York State Schools

In 2014, New York became the 19th state to make learning how to perform CPR and use automated defibrillators (AEDs) a graduation requirement for its high school students.  The law requires the state Commissioner of Education to make recommendations on training students in providing CPR and using AEDs.  The law only requires that school children receive training[…]

Cyber Monday Discount Lose It! Premium Subscription Deal

After being diagnosed with a high LDL cholesterol count and borderline BMI measurement several years ago, I evaluated several meal and activity tracking programs for my iPhone before eventually selecting Lose It! from Boston-based developer FitNow.  I use Lose It! to help meet my diet and weight-loss goals and track fat and calories by entering my meals and snacks as well[…]

CPR Training Required for Graduation

The state of Texas recently passed a law, which Governor Rick Perry signed into law, that required high school students to receive CPR training in order to graduate. The law, Texas House Bill 897, ensures that area high school teachers received CPR training from the American Heart Association, who in turn will train primarily 9th and 10th[…]

Zombie Video Promotes CPR Training

This new Halloween-themed public service video, called The Undeading and produced the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, features zombies to promote to use of hands only CPR. The video demonstrates that hands only CPR is so simple, that even a zombie could do it.  (While the clip shows the victim ‘waking up’ after zombies apply[…]