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Better Telephone C-P-R Instruction Helps Improve Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest
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Better Telephone C-P-R Instruction Helps Improve Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

When a cardiac arrest occurs in the community, it’s important for bystanders to perform effective C-P-R as quickly as possible. A new study examined whether providing better C-P-R instruction over the phone, would improve survival rates and functional outcomes for people who experience cardiac arrest.

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Experts warn that herbal remedies are a global health hazard

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