International Men's Health Week - June 11 - 17
Prostate Cancer Awareness RibbonInternational Men's Health Week is an international week celebrated in several countries to focus on issues facing men's health. International Men's Health Week began at an international level in 2002 when representatives from six men's health organizations around the world met in a meeting organized by Men's Health Network at the 2nd World Congress on Men's Health in Vienna, Austria and resolved to work together to launch International Men's Health Week (IMHW). This meeting followed preliminary discussions in 2001, at the first World Congress on Men's Health, about the need to coordinate awareness periods around the globe.
Observers of Men’s Health Week are sometimes seen wearing a blue ribbon as a symbol of their support for the fight against prostate cancer. However, problems affecting men's health extend far beyond prostate cancer and other commonly recognized men's illnesses. Physicians and men's health activists mark Men's Health Week with awareness campaigns to highlight additional health concerns such as diabetes, osteoporosis, family health, workplace accidents, and men's higher likelihood of suicide or being a victim of homicide
The LifeVac is a non-powered single patient portable suction device developed for resuscitating an aspirating victim when the standard protocol has been followed without success. The negative pressure generated by the force of the suction is 3 times greater than the highest recorded abdominal thrusts. The LifeVac comes with two mask sizes, Adult and Pediatric.
Click on the link below for a brief video of the LifeVac
More than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in 2012. That’s a lot of torn knee ligaments, sprained ankles, and busted heads.
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Off-duty EMS supervisor saves driver by performing CPRThe supervisor was driving home when he noticed a vehicle leave the road near an intersectionToday at 9:42 AM
Bethesda Magazine reported that the Montgomery County EMS supervisor was driving home when he saw another driver leave the road near an intersection. The supervisor stopped his car, got out and called for help. When he saw the driver was in cardiac arrest, he started CPR. When responders got to the scene, they defibrillated the driver, who survived and was transported to a hospital.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer said it was "very fortunate" that the supervisor was on scene.
"It's our responsibility. We're public servants. If we can help and we can do it safely, then we will," Piringer said.