More what, than my toilet!

Are you cleaning all the germiest places? Let’s take a stroll around your home and find out. Of course, we start in the bathroom, where we deposit things we’d rather not think about. Surely the toilet is the prime collector of germs, yes? No, because we obsessively clean it (or…

Call 911

Stroke and the Brain The brain is the control centre of your body. It controls how you think, feel, communicate and move. Knowing how your brain works can help you understand your stroke. Brain cells The brain is full of specialized cells called neurons. These neurons make the brain work.…

Don’t Drive

When it comes to stroke, every second counts. Literally. Most strokes are caused by a blockage stopping blood flow in the brain. From the second that blockage occurs, the brain is deprived of nutrition and oxygen; brain cells start to die. “About two million neurons and 7.5 miles of brain…

Moviegoers in Halifax save man’s life after he goes into cardiac arrest

Earl Kiley says he’s fortunate there were 2 nurses and 1 doctor in the audience, and a defibrillator on site CBC Radio · Posted: Sep 06, 2019 6:02 PM ET | Last Updated: September 9 Earl Kiley, left, was at the movies with his fiancée Janet Bousquet, right, in Halifax…

Wrong step could cost $2000

Can you feel September yet? The back to school sales, the new shoes and backpacks occupy every thought you have this week. Have you thought about September driving yet? Ahh yes we must watch and obey the school zones, give way to the large groups of students taking their time…

Bugs, Bites, and Options

Spring brings longer days, sunshine, greener grass, buds on trees, and bugs. Those pesky black flies and mosquitos start appearing and start biting. Did you know that Health Canada has approved various essential oils as natural bug repellents? So it’s no longer necessary to load up with chemicals if you…

It’s My Passion … because this stuff matters

I guess you could say I live and breathe first aid. It’s been a part of my life for many years and in the past year, I moved to a home where I could have an onsite location for my training.  I don’t expect everyone to be as passionate about…

It’s Not Just About First Aid

When you think about first aid training, you probably think about the basics: Wound care Heart attack Choking Resuscitation But do you think about the training program and the qualifications required by law? Not all courses are created equal.  Life’s Emergency Training is one of only 50 training agencies approved…

Imodium = Methadone?

A popular drug that promises rapid relief from diarrhea is worrying doctors and emergency room staff because of the dangerous high it gives opioid abusers. The over-the-counter medication Imodium, whose main ingredient, loperamide, is an opioid, is cheap and easy to buy at a drugstore. It’s available in bulk at Walmart and Costco. Read…
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