Congratulations to David Hall from Halifax Health, Daytona Beach, Florida for winning a STAXI patriot chair
Also congratulations to Loretta Flanagan from Roseland Community Hospital Foundation for winning one of our STAXI chairs.
It was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The day originated in Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St George’s Day; a tradition started over 90 years ago. The aim of the day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
In America 117,117 people are waiting for an organ with 18 of them dying each day as they wait. Someone is added to the waiting list for an organ every ten minutes. These lives could be saved if more people join the organ donation register. One person who chooses to donate their organs could save up to 8 lives. Last year alone organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairments and vision loss. If you would like to become a donor with the possibility of saving up to 8 lives then you can go to the following websites www.organdonor.gov if you are in the USA or www.organdonation.nhs.uk if you are in the UK. For other countries around the world just search for the organ donation website for your country. Once you have registered then don’t forget to tell all your family and friends so they know your wishes and they may want to join themselves.
Arrhythmia refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses. The impulses may happen too fast, too slowly or erratically which in turn has the same effect on the heart. The heart not beating properly means it can’t pump blood effectively which means the lungs, brain and all other organs can’t work properly and may shut down or be damaged. Arrhythmias can produce a broad range of symptoms from barely perceptible to cardiovascular collapse and death. When arrhythmias last long enough to affect how well the heart works, more serious symptoms may develop such as fatigue, dizziness, fainting and chest pain amongst others. Most arrhythmias are considered harmless and left untreated. Your doctor will make that decision when they discover you have arrhythmia. If you are worried about arrhythmia, would like more information or think you may have it the go to your doctor or visit the American Heart Association’s website www.heart.org.