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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Text Neck Syndrome Becomes Far Too Common

Text Neck syndrome is defined as “a painful condition caused by contorting the neck to view the screen of a mobile phone or portable electronic device” which includes e-readers, laptops, etc.  The discomfort is not just limited to the neck but can also encompass headache, shoulder, back, arm and breathing issues. The human head weighs between 10-12lbs.  When the head is […]

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New National Emergency Alert System to warn Canadians of Dangers

Emergency Management officials across the country are testing a new emergency alert system the week of May 7.  Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will be buzzing across the country to test the new public alert system. Test signals will be sent on May 7 to about a million mobile users in Ontario […]

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Toronto Bystanders Give First Aid CPR to Yonge St. Tragedy Victims

On April 23, a monster driving a van jumped the curb on Toronto’s Yonge Street, leaving a trail of 10 dead and 16 injured people. It was a deliberate and incomprehensible act that sent bystanders into quick action to provide CPR and first aid and provide help where needed. Media interviewed many of the amazing […]

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New SOS First Aid Training Centre in Hamilton, Ontario

SOS First Aid, award-winning Red Cross Training Partner, is expanding and opening a new safety training facility at 800 Queenston Rd in Stoney Creek, Ontario.  The facility will provide first aid and CPR training courses to people living in Hamilton and surrounding areas, including St. Catharines and Niagara.  SOS First Aid will be offering a […]

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Emergency SOS Feature in iPhone Triggers Discreet Call to 911

Did you know that iPhones have a feature that can trigger a call to 911 or Emergency Medical Services by using a shortcut? I certainly didn’t until I read about this feature in a mom’s Facebook chat.  If you’re ever in a situation where you need to contact 911 or Emergency Medical Services, press the […]

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It’s the Law: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles and Tow Trucks

Throughout the summer in Ontario, people hit the roads on Fridays, particularly for long weekend getaways to the cottage or other vacation destinations.  Ontario Provincial Police are out in full force warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and to stay safe when behind the wheel. One of the things police are going […]

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Oakville Moms Overcome the “Bystander Effect”

In an online Oakville Mommies’ chat, a mom expressed profound disappointment that no bystander had stopped to help her 15year-old son. He had suffered injuries after falling off his skateboard. His chin was bleeding heavily, he had broken his elbow and he was trying to wave down cars on a major street in Oakville, but […]

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Kids with Deadly Allergies at Risk in Montreal Schools

A recent and controversial decision by Quebec’s largest school board, Commission Scolaire de Montreal, poses risks to children with anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The board says that parents should have the right to determine their children’s dietary needs and that schools cannot prohibit certain foods or confiscate a child’s lunch. The controversial decision […]

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Weekend Drowning in Hamilton is Reminder of Dangers of Ice Fishing

The Hamilton Spectator reported on the tragic death of a grandfather who drowned after he saved his grandson first. They fell through the ice during the Family Day weekend while fishing at a conservation area in Hamilton. This tragedy is a reminder that activities on ice can be very dangerous, especially when temperatures begjn to […]

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