BHCPR Blog

Help Your Helpers

Imagine you or a loved one have just come home from a light workout, nothing different from the usual routine. Then, all of a sudden, everything goes black. Nobody is home to help, except for the caregiver who has been hired for situations just like this. So everything should be okay, shouldn’t it? At this point, it’s too late for them to learn, they either know what to do or they don’t. Assuming there is a domestic helper available, does he/she know the life saving techniques of CPR and first aid?

Summertime Fun and Safety

Summertime is here and that means people are out at the beach, children are having fun at camp, and just about everybody is enjoying their time in the pool. However, what comes with fun also comes with risks. Each year, over 3000 people drown in pool-related accidents. Children are especially prone to accidents around the pool, and several measures should be taken to ensure their safety. The first precaution that should be taken is teaching children how to swim, as they are at about eighty-eight percent lower risk of having a pool related accident with proper lessons.

Heart Healthy Tips

As we jump head first into the holidays, consider these heart healthy tips as you go about your week:

  • Keep up your exercise regimen during the holidays. Activity helps you metabolize food more quickly.
  • Look for the American Heart Association’s “heart check-mark” on packaging as you shop, ensuring that the foods you cook with meet specific nutritional guidelines.
  • Try to include as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible in your daily meal plan to counteract the high-starch and high-sugar foods that are so prevalent during the holidays.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

There’s no reason you can’t enjoy all your favorites at Thanksgiving while considering your health at the same time. Keep this in mind as you gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving:

First Aid, AED, BLS - What's the Difference?

First Aid classes teach the basics of managing an injury or illness within the first few minutes of an incident occurring and until professional help arrives. The course would cover bleeding cessation, assisting with a possible broken bone or spine and ensuring the scene is safe.

AED courses instruct class participants in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator, a medical device that analyzes heart rhythm, and if necessary, delivers an electrical shock to restore the heart to its normal rhythm.

Sea Salt Vs. Table Salt

Sea salt has some health benefits – but won’t lower your sodium content one bit.

Sea salt has boomed in popularity in restaurants and supermarket aisles across the country. Many gourmet chefs say they prefer it over table salt for its coarse, crunchy texture and stronger flavor. Manufacturers are using it in potato chips and other snacks because it’s “all natural,” and not processed like table salt. And some health-conscious consumers choose it because it contains minerals like magnesium.

What risk factors can I control or treat with my doctor's help?

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"You can change most of the conditions below through diet and exercise. Others may need medication. Your best defense is knowledge. Talk to your doctor to find out if you have any of these health risks. Then, work together with your doctor to develop a plan that's right for you."