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Do you know how to save a life?

At any given time, skills learned through first aid training could help someone in need or even save a life! Take for example the recent news story of two Toronto men who spent their flight to Beijing keeping a man alive who was suffering from a cruising-height heart attack; or the story about an EMT volunteer who saved a newborn baby’s life, after being notified of the nearby emergency through his smartphone app.

Lessons in injury prevention

Five weeks ago I learned a very painful lesson to slow down and focus on the task at hand (no pun intended) when using power tools.

Volunteer Rose Benson shows no sign of slowing down after 30 years with Red Cross

Having recently turned 82, Canadian Red Cross volunteer Rose Benson has given thought to slowing down but she is too busy to give it much thought as she keeps active in multiple programs organized by the Red Cross.

A woman who rocks: Promoting healthy youth relationships

“Knowledge is power! When we know better, we do better,” exclaimed Rebecca Balanko. It is with this mindset that Balanko has delivered the Healthy Youth Relationships workshop, part of the Canadian Red Cross Violence and Abuse Prevention program, to more than 1,000 youth in Alberta. 

Three tips for parents to help address bullying

With Red Cross Day of Pink coming up on April 9, it was a perfect opportunity to host a presentation by Canada’s leading authority on bullying in Regina this week. Dr. Wendy Craig is the scientific co-director for PrevNet and spoke to parents about practical things they could do to help address bullying behaviour.

First Aid For a common Canadian sticky situation

As Canadians, we all know of at least one incident when someone stuck their tongue to a metal object in winter. It’s not uncommon, especially for children. As we age, we understand wet lips or other parts of the body can stick to metal objects and removal can be quite painful. Here are some steps to take if you find your child, or any other, in this situation.

What's Clint Eastwood's superpower? Abdominal thrusts.

Clint Eastwood is a force to be reckoned with, known for his acting, directing and now...abdominal thrusting. While the world was recovering from the Super Bowl and preparing for the start of the Sochi Olympics, Clint Eastwood was using his first aid skills to save a life. When the director of a local golf tournament began to choke on a piece of cheese, the film icon sprung into action, performing three textbook-perfect abdominal thrusts to save his friend.

First aid for the big game

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and we’re alerting you to some potential emergency situations that may require first aid during the game.

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