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How To Save A Choking Baby

By Penny Fraser Take a look at this video from St John’s Ambulance, a First Aid charity in the UK. Watch for the jellybaby played by Johnny Vegas, turning from blue to red as he gets saved by the back blows. #TheChokeables It is such an important…

Getting Fit For The Ski Season!

Are those first few days on the slopes usually rather uncomfortable ones with aching thighs and muscles over the following mornings? Is getting fit for the ski season something that you aim to do every year but you just run out of time? If you…

The Chain Of Survival

What is the significance of those five red circles?  And why are we talking about it? This is the ‘Chain of Survival’ – created by Mary Newman, president of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, who published this concept in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services…

Talking To Your Children About Sex

How many of you are squirming a bit just from reading the title of this article? Be assured that it is quite normal to feel awkward and embarrassed when it comes to talking to your kids about growing up, how their bodies are changing, and…

World Immunization Week 2014

This important week takes place in the last week of April every year. It is an opportunity to remind families and communities throughout the world how effective vaccines can be, and to encourage people to take action to ensure that more children, and also people…

What You Need To Know About Measles

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases What you need to know about Measles. Miserable kiddies with a fever and a rash are part of being a parent – I’ve certainly been there with my two daughters. But when is it something that can be treated at…

CPR Blog

Do you remember when you last did a CPR course (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)? At school? When you were in Scouts?  Perhaps when you were training to be a life-guard?  Perhaps it wasn’t even called CPR then – ‘Cardiac Massage’, ‘The Kiss of Life?’ One of the…