Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
June 2017

Hands-only CPR

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. Performing CPR on someone who's gone into cardiac arrest can double, sometimes triple their chance of survival. In this Health Watch, Cynthia Ennis, DO, cardiovascular disease, discusses the importance of taking immediate action and demonstrates how to administer CPR using a hands-only technique.

Immediate Action Saves a Life

Photo credit: Worcester Magazine

Can CPR really make a difference? It certainly did for Joseph Flask who was at a local gymnastic meet when he went into cardiac arrest. Lucky for him, Riley Olander was quick to find her mom, Amy O'Connor, a pediatric nurse at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center. Amy immediately began CPR resuscitation and saved Joseph who, until that moment, had no pulse. Read the story. »

How to Burn Calories without Exercise

Exercise is the simplest, but maybe not the easiest, way to stay healthy. To help you out, here are some simple things you can do every day to help burn a few extra calories. See infographic. »

Our Recipe of the Month: Eggplant Chilli

A new twist on chili. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin' contest. Congratulations to Senica Hallene, Nursing, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

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