WNBA Star Shines On And Off The Court

It’s always a good thing to see athletes working to give back to their community, so when we saw this story, we just had to share.

In April 2013, Tina Charles, a 2-time NCAA basketball champion and former WNBA MVP, started the Hopey’s Heart Foundation in honor of her late aunt, Maureen “Hopey” Vaz.

Inspired by Maureen's generous heart, the foundation's goal is to purchase and distribute AEDs to schools all over the country.

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The Difference Between Sudden Cardiac Arrest And A Heart Attack

A heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest may sound similar, but they are two very different events. During a heart attack, circulation becomes blocked and blood can’t reach the heart. A sudden cardiac arrest involves an electrical problem that causes the heart to stop beating. Both situations are extremely dangerous.
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Best Food For Lowering High Blood Pressure

The United States is currently facing a massive epidemic of heart disease, which is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women. High blood pressure, for instance, is referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it can be compared to a bomb that’s about to explode. High blood pressure can slowly sneak up on an unsuspecting individual and leave behind a wave of damage in its wake. According to the National Institute of Health, high blood pressure affects around one in three adults.
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National CPR/AED Awareness Week - June 1-7

It’s no secret that we believe in spreading awareness of the importance of AEDs here at AEDs Today. This isn’t just our business. It’s something we believe in.

But AEDs aren’t the only things that are needed to save a person’s life if they are stricken with sudden cardiac arrest. Even when an AED is present, it’s still very important that CPR be performed.

That’s the driving force behind National CPR/AED Awareness Week, which runs from June 1-7.

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