Heart and Stroke reveals link between Heart Disease and Dementia

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has found a much deeper link between heart disease, stroke and cognitive decline than medical experts previously thought. New groundbreaking research looked at hospitalizations from 2007 to 2017 and revealed that people who have one vascular condition are at a much higher risk for developing multiple vascular conditions. […]

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Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre offers First Aid courses

North Oakville is home to the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre (OPNC), a community-based, charitable agency that first opened its doors in 1999. The Centre is located at 2200 Sawgrass Drive, just west of Trafalgar, off Glenashton Dr. Everyone is welcomed at this vibrant community centre. People of all abilities can find supports and programs here, […]

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SOS First Aid in Niagara Falls at CSSE Conference

SOS First Aid spent three fantastic days from September 16 – 18, 2018 at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers conference in beautiful Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre: a perfect venue to connect with safety professionals from across Canada and a few from the United States.Dinner was held at […]

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Downtown Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre offers First Aid and CPR classes

Since 2008, the Living Arts Centre has been home to SOS First Aid’s CPR and safety training courses in the heart of Mississauga, Ontario. Each year, over 7000 students are trained to save lives at this vibrant facility in the heart of Peel region. 800,000 residents of diverse cultures, religions and languages live in Mississauga […]

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CPR and AED awareness event at Mississauga’s Celebration Square

On July 11, 2018, the City of Mississauga hosted a CPR awareness and family event referred to as #saugaCPR in partnership with Emergency Medical Services and the Canadian Red Cross at Celebration Square. This was a free family-friendly, community event intended to draw attention to the importance of learning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. For 24 hours straight, the […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pets

As the warm weather arrives, pet owners are reminded to keep some summer safety tips in mind as we tend to spend more time outdoors with our furry housemates.  Long walks, a game of fetch or just relaxing by the pool are all activities we look forward to as summer approaches.  However, these summer time […]

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Online Safety Training for Workers: Does your Workplace Comply?

Safety training for workers is mandatory. In accordance with the Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) and federal Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation, all Ontario employers are required to provide a safe workplace for all of its employees. This means employees must be trained on how to be safe on the job and receive training […]

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High risk of burns in summer says Hamilton Hospital

The risk of serious burns increases as temperatures rise during the spring and summer. A Hamilton General Hospital blog says that many trauma cases are due to risky behaviour around campfires, brush fires and barbecues.  Another source of summer burn injuries is lightning, according to the blog. According to Natalie Hanna, burn clinician at the HGH burn unit, damage […]

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Heat stroke can be life-threatening – do you know the signs?

With heat wave warnings in effect, rising temperatures and exposure to the heat and sun can lead to a heat related emergency. Prolonged exposure can increase the risk of dehydration and the potential for heat stroke which is the body’s inability to regulate its temperature.  The body overheats to a temperature of 40 C (104 […]

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Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

Broken heart syndrome, also referred to as stressed-induced or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a real condition.  Symptoms are very similar to a heart attack but there is no evidence of blocked coronary arteries.  It is usually brought on by extreme emotional or physical stress, such as intense sadness, grief due to the loss of a loved […]

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