I consider myself fairly fit. I run regularly, eat healthy, and my cholesterol numbers are the “ideal” ratio. While I know from my work at Illinois Heart &Lung Foundation that cardiac arrest can happen to anyone regardless of age, race,
It was a celebration of life at the University High School Senior Night basketball game on Friday, February 24, 2017. The Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation was honored to be in attendance at such a meaningful event for the Bates-Diop
Working in health education is a rewarding, yet challenging vocation. It is rewarding to watch those you educate learn a new skill or incorporate healthy habits to improve their quality of life. The challenge? Trying to reach individuals that
The Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation is working hard to save lives in our community! Our goal for Operation Revive is to increase survival rates of those suffering a cardiac emergency outside of the hospital through timely access to defibrillators and
Article by WJBC Radio NORMAL – University High School is launching fundraiser to help set up a fund to purchase AED machines at schools that might not have them. The idea comes from the parents of U-High basketball player Kai
American Cancer Society As many as 20% of the people who die from lung cancer in the United States every year do not smoke or use any other form of tobacco. This translates to about 16,000 to 24,000 Americans every year. In
LEXINGTON — In the past 10 years, Chenoa police have administered CPR 20 to 30 times, Chief Travis Cornwall said. “If we had an AED (automated external defibrillator), we more than likely would have used it the majority of those times,”
November is COPD Awareness Month! Join us as we work with COPD community members to rally, inform and support one another. Help spread the word about a disease that affects approximately 30 million Americans and find campaign resources available here
On August 27th the Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation hosted its 2nd annual Stayin’ Alive Defibrillator Drive at the Double Tree Hotel to raise funds to place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 15 rural communities that do not have access to AEDs in the event of a cardiac emergency.
When someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest, good Samaritans no longer need to run around searching for an AED (automated external defibrillator). They simply take out their smartphone and touch the yellow PulsePoint AED app — provided they already have downloaded it.