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The Depth & Rate of Chest Compressions in CPR


Date: September 25th, 2016

Depth of Compressions

During CPR, the rescuer performs chest compressions with their hands, and they use their mouths to push air into the victim’s lungs. How deep the chest compressions make a big difference in the survival rate for the victim. Each chest compression needs to be 5.5 centimeters or less to be the most effective. Compressions that are deeper than 5.5 centimeters possibly cause collaterals damages to other internal organs and impede the survival of the patient.

Lifestyle Counseling for Elderly Cognitive Function


Date: September 24th, 2016

Risk Factors for Age related Dementia

The elderly people who have a high body mass index and suffer from poor heart health are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Proper diet, exercising, brain fitness exercises, and lifestyle changes can help to lower the risk of dementia in the elderly patient.

The Study Group

1,260 people from Finland took part in the study. Each person was between the ages of 60 and 77 and was thought to have a higher than average possibility of developing dementia as they grew older.

A Plant Based Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease


Date: September 23rd, 2016

The Study on Dietary Habits

European researchers looked at the dietary habits of more than 450,000 people and they concluded that the people who had diets that consisted of 70% whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, nuts, and fresh vegetables had a twenty percent lower risk of developing heart disease.
Of the people that ate the higher vegetable diet, the overall weight was lower than the weights of people who ate diets containing more meat and fewer vegetables.

Heavy Use of Marijuana may Alter Brain Development


Date: September 22nd, 2016

The Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a brain portion that plays a large role in the mammals that have them. The hippocampus is shaped like a seahorse. There are two of these in each mammal brain. On each side of the brain, there is a hippocampus.
The hippocampus is a part of the limbic system. They act to help short term memories make the transition into long term memories.
The hippocampus are located beneath the cerebral cortex in humans.

Raising the Legal Age to Buy Tobacco will save Lives


Date: September 21st, 2016

Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco

In the majority of states, a person that is 18 years of age can buy tobacco legally. In Alabama, Utah, New Jersey, and Alaska, people must be 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products.

Statistics on Smokers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bout 18% of the adult population use cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and cigars. That equals about 42 million people in the United States.
According to the data available to the Attorney General this means that about 5.6 million people will die prematurely from tobacco related diseases.
The majority of smokers, roughly 95% of them began to smoke before they reach the age of 21.

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