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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Every Monday Matters: Learn CPR, the ‘ABCs of life’

By Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Cardiac arrest may be caused by drowning, drug overdoses, poisoning, electrocution, and many other conditions.

95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

75-80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home.

4 to 6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest, brain death starts to occur.

CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.

CPR can double a victim's chance of survival.

TAKE ACTION TODAY

1. Learn the basics of CPR.

2. Find a place near you that teaches CPR or arrange for a certified CPR instructor to come to your school or workplace.

3. Sign up for a class with a family member, a friend, or even your kids.

4. Learn CPR. It only takes a few hours.

5. Post CPR guidelines in a kitchen cupboard, your office, your car, and anywhere else you frequent. These guidelines may come in handy during emergency situations. Tell people around you that the guidelines are there in case they need to perform CPR.


YOU MATTER

"I have been an educator for 18 years of my life. I love everything about being on the school campus - the young energy, the boundless learning, and the knowing that every single day I have the opportunity to change someone's life forever," said Julie Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa. "But there is one day that I will never forget ... it changed my life and career forever."

Six months ago, Julie was in the teacher's break room enjoying her lunch when one of her co-workers collapsed. Julie and the other six teachers in the room were at a complete loss. They had no idea what happened ... and no idea what to do.

"I can still see it so vividly. She just laid there. Her body was shaking, she wasn't breathing, and we couldn't find a pulse," shared Julie. "We didn't know if she was choking on something, having a heart attack, or if she tripped and hit her head."

Julie's co-worker was having a heart attack. Her heart had stopped beating and she stopped breathing ... she was losing vital seconds.

"There was this moment when we all looked at each other like we were expecting someone to know what to do, but none of us did. It was such a helpless feeling," said Julie.

After they called 911, the group of co-workers could do nothing but sit and wait.

"It was the longest eight minutes of my life," recalled Julie.

Unfortunately, for Julie's co-worker, it was eight minutes too long and she didn't make it - 43 years young, a massive heart attack, it was just not right. One will never know, but maybe, just maybe, CPR could have saved her life. If anyone in the group knew how to start chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing, they might have been able to buy a few minutes until the ambulance arrived.

It was such on overwhelming experience for Julie that she left her job in front of the classroom to spend her time training teachers and school administrators on the importance of being prepared for circumstances like she experienced. Julie is now the Director of Health and Prevention for an entire county and travels the country to school conferences to share her message.

"I will never let that happen again to me or anyone else. I am 100 percent committed to making sure that educators know this basic life-saving tool," said Julie. As I travel around the country and talk to groups of people, I am amazed at how few people can raise their hand because they know CPR."

No matter your profession, every single person in the world is usually around somebody throughout their day - co-workers, schoolmates, friends, family members or even strangers. One never knows when they might need to save somebody's life, but everyone can definitely imagine how it would feel to not be able to help. CPR matters.

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