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Can You Recognize a Heart Attack or Stroke?

Can You Recognize a Heart Attack or Stroke? | Your Health Matters | Scoop.it
How would you react to a medical emergency? When it comes to heart attack or stroke, every minute counts. Get to know the signs and symptoms of these life-threatening conditions.

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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, August 4, 2014 2:34 PM

Last paragraph is the key...

Whether or not you’re trained to offer help, if you see someone having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, call for help immediately.  If you’re even thinking about calling 9-1-1, you should call,”

 “Yes other conditions can mimic the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, but let the emergency physician figure that out in the emergency room.” 

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, August 6, 2014 9:49 AM

Two years ago, we had a plumbing emergency at our apartment. When it was over, my wife, who had a few health problems, but no heart problem, said, "I don't feel well. I think I may be having a heart attack."


The maintenance man who was there whipped out his phone and called 911. We were kind of embarrassed when the fire truck and the ambulance with the EMT's showed up. My wife wanted to walk out to the ambulance, but they made her get on the gurney. They headed for the hospital, which was four miles away.


I shut the house up, jumped in the car, and went to the emergency room. There I learned that during the short ride to the hospital, my wife had gone into cardiac arrest, and it had taken several attempts to resuscitate her.


She is better now, but still has mental and physical problems as a result of the event. It was fortunate that the maintenance man, Ben, was there, because, as my wife says, "We would have discussed it for several more minutes and the event would have occurred without medical personnel there." Don't mess around. Learn the symptoms and risk the embarrassment. A red face is better than the alternative.

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Could MS patients be treated with HIV drugs?

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British and Australian researchers found people with HIV are 62 per cent less likely to develop the debilitating nerve condition, suggesting antiretroviral drugs could help.

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Five Simple Questions About Ebola Answered - ABC News (blog)

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Five Simple Questions About Ebola Answered
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This week we asked Dr.

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It pays to know more about your health and the diseases today. This way, you will know what you are up against and you will know how to deal with it.

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Healthy Lifestyle Guides - American Heart Association

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Healthy Lifestye Guides. ... Healthy Lifestyle Guides. Featured; Pocket-Size; Audio. American Heart Association No-Fad Diet; American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women's Heart Health; Sample Recipes ...
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10 Tips for Healthy Lifestyle & Healthy Living- How to be Healthy?

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Crowdsourcing the answers to medical mysteries - Yahoo News

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Crowdsourcing the answers to medical mysteries
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people plagued for years by mysterious illnesses, a new online service aims to help by “crowdsourcing” among medical professionals for a diagnosis.
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This is a great opportunity for people with unsolved medical cases get attention and the cure of their diseases.

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Placenta patch to heal you after heart surgery

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A patch made from donated human placenta is being used to help patients avoid complications after heart surgery.

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Smartphones Key to Engaging with Patients

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Nowadays, mobile phones are used for much more than making a phone call or sending a text message. In relation to health, many people now use their mobile devices as their personal advisors and their medical assistants.

A 2013 survey from creative agency Digitas Health which polled over 2000 consumers revealed that patients who use their smartphone at the doctor’s office are 80% more likely to switch medications, and also twice as likely to request a particular brand. The results also revealed that 38% of smartphone owners believe that their device is essential for finding information related to healthcare, and one in every ten patients use apps that have been recommended by their physicians. Users that own both a tablet and smartphone device are twice as likely to ask their doctor about a particular app, and similarly twice as likely to switch their medication.

With these statistics in mind, healthcare marketers should not underestimate the power of mobile. It is evident that one of the best ways to engage with patients these days is online and through mobile devices. Therefore, creating a responsive website along with a strong social media campaign is essential for a successful marketing project.

Marketers should also make sure they are providing patients with what they are looking for. As people are increasingly using their smartphones to access information, marketers should make it easy for them to access it. They could create a blog, website, or social media channel, where useful information can be found. Search engine optimization is essential in this process, as having your campaign high on search results lists will mean that patients can easily access the information you are providing.

Healthcare marketers should also consider buying or creating customer-friendly applications to supply patients with information before, during, and after they have visited the doctors. There are many apps that hospitals use that allow users to check their symptoms, find the nearest emergency room center, or register for care. Other applications provide maps, medication trackers, and personal health records.

Finally, it is important for marketers to allow patients to connect with them but also with each other. Therefore, it would be useful for marketers to create a community within their apps, where patients with similar illnesses can make contact and share information with one another. In turn, this will help marketers to increase awareness about the services they provide, promote specialists, and build loyalty among the groups.

 


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The use of smartphone apps as health advisers is not entirely a bad idea. However, the responsibility of making sure that the right information is provided falls on the marketers and app developers. It is important to ensure that every information provided in the apps are correct.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas

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Human Anatomy and Medicine - Documentary

Human Anatomy and Medicine - Documentary Bill Nye takes us through some of the most important discoveries in medicine throughout our history, Like Andreas Ve...
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A healthy and active lifestyle is key to beating dementia - Express

A healthy and active lifestyle is key to beating dementia - Express | Your Health Matters | Scoop.it
A HEALTHY lifestyle does beat dementia and the sooner people ditch bad habits the better, a leading expert on ageing revealed yesterday.
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Aging may be inevitable. but staying healthy while you age is an option.

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How stomach surgery can CURE diabetes - Express

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SCIENTISTS are a step closer to understanding why stomach surgery can “cure” diabetes.
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