Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, today launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke.
Take 2 To Save 2 - part of the Power To End Stroke cause campaign reaching African Americans - calls for people to take two minutes to text two loved ones "Take 2" to "64244." The text sends a personalized health message to recipients that could help save their lives. Also, participants can get viral messages to send via a phone call, e-mail, Facebook, or other formats.
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On February 12, Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, announced that South Florida was awarded $8.5 million in federal funding to establish a South Florida Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (SFREC).
The South Florida area was one of 32 regional extension centers awarded nationwide as part of the nearly $1 Billion Recovery Act Investment in advancing the use of Health Information Technology. The SFREC will support health care professionals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties with the adoption of electronic medical records. â€œHealth information technology can make our health care system more efficient and improve the quality of care we all receive, said Secretary Sebelius.
On August 19, 2009 Karen Henderson, Walmart employee store #3397 in Miami Gardens, witnessed a burglary at her store. Karen immediately chased the burglary suspect into the parking lot and retrieved the stolen items. On her way back into the store she collapsed suddenly in the middle of the parking lot. Ms. Henderson had suffered a heart attack.
Fortunately, police officer George Yero of Metro Dade Police immediately responded performing both C. P. R. and applying A. E. D. to administer emergency care to the patient. Miami Dade Fire Rescue was dispatched to the site. The rescue team stabilized the patient and transported her to the Aventura Hospital Emergency Department where she was placed on the Arctic Sun Code Ice Machine, a special device that immediately cools the body temperature of a heart attack patient to save brain function.