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REVIVE! Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Development Services

REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).  REVIVE! is a collaborative effort led by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and …

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Drink More Water

Now that it’s summer time, everyone needs to keep hydrated and Drink More Water. Here are some reasons why, and ways to get in more water daily

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Richmond Training Concepts Receives 2014 Best of Richmond Award

Richmond Training Concepts has been selected for the 2014 Best of Richmond Award in the First Aid Training category by the Richmond Award Program.

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Heart attack vs. Sudden Cardiac Arrest — Do You Know the difference ?

We’ve heard alot about heart attacks, but not as much about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents. So what’s the difference? And how do you help save a life if either occurs

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Superbowl and Food Poisoning

With the Superbowl just around the corner many of us are in the initial plans for preparing for a Superbowl party. Food usually takes center stage and we breakout our old favorite recipes for chili’s, meatballs and other hot party foods. Foods not prepared properly in a slow cooker can give our guest an evening of digestive unrest. Nothing worse than hearing from friends and family that they spent the evening hugging the porcelain princess.

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Proper Employee Training and Good Timing Saves Man’s Life

Assistant Manager Noel Basilides at Anytime Fitness in Riverside, California, with the aid of a gym patron, performed CPR and used an AED to shock Tom back to life.

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Cold and Flu – The 10 things you need to know

The cold and flu season is upon us. To understand the difference and reduce the possibility of acquiring either, read the following 10 suggestion.

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Energy and Sports Drinks are Destroying your Teeth

An increase in tooth sensitivity in teenagers and young adolescent has promoted a new study on the effects sports and energy drinks have on your mouth. This new study concluded that the high acidity levels of sports and energy drinks can cause irreversible damage to tooth enamel.

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How Stress Effects Your Body

Stress takes a heavy health toll on your mental health, but it can also manifest into surprising physical ailments. During heavy stressful times, your body will send out hormones to signal your body that it is experiencing an overload of stress. Extend releases periods of these stress hormones can lead to serious health and heart issues.

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Richmond Training Concepts Receives 2013 Best of Richmond Award

Richmond Training Concepts has been selected for the 2013 Best of Richmond Award in the First Aid Training category by the Richmond Award Program.

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Summer Lightning

Did you know the highest number of people being struck by lightning occurs in the summer? A lightning strike has the temperature of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is hotter than the surface of the Sun, but fortunately most people who are hit by lightning survive. Less than 10% die each year from a lightning strike, still approximately 58 people do. Even though most don’t die when struck by lightning, they do deal with severe and long term effects.

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Concussions are basically a bruising of the brain and can have several degrees of seriousness. Some can be as simple as the victim experiencing some mild confusion. Others that are more serious, can have extended loss of consciousness with memory loss and coordination problems. In most cases, concussions will heal over time and do not cause longer term or permanent effects. Although repeated concussions can lead to a cumulative effect, which may cause permanent or longer term neurological problems.

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Weight Loss and Migraines


A recent study suggest that weight loss can reduce or eliminate migraine headaches. Over 45 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are painful and can reduce the quality of your life.

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Heat Illness

Heat Exhaustion is the most common heat illness. Your first priority in dealing with an individual suffering from a heat exhaustion is to remove the victim from the hot environment. If they are in the sun, move them into the shade. If they are in a hot room, move them into a cooler room. Lay the person down, loosen or remove any restrictive clothing.

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Allergy First Aid Kit


Now that the weather is getting better and we are planning more outdoor activities with our families, you may want to consider carrying a few extra items to help guard and treat any type of an allergic reaction. Bees, plants and pollens can turn an enjoyable afternoon in the outdoors into a sneeze, itchy and uncomfortable situation. In certain occasions it can be life threatening. By carrying a few essential items you can help combat many of these irritants.

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