My sister sent this video to me and when I watched it, I got goose bumps. We do love our American Flag! Watch the video below –
A Tip to Preventing Identity Theft –
Contact the fraud department of any of the three consumer reporting companies – Equifax www.equifax.com, Experian www.experian.com/ and Trans Unionwww.transunion.com/ – to place a fraud alert on your credit report. The fraud alert automatically lets credit card companies and other creditors know they must contact you before opening any new accounts or making any changes to your existing accounts.
The above information will keep you and your credit safe.
I went to a site called go.heart.org which is the American Heart Association. With what my husband and I have been dealing with, we found this site has so much good information for all who are concerned about their health, heart, high blood pressure, stroke, etc. Read below about the warning signs of a Heart Attack and CPR Facts & Statistics. Everyone needs to know how to do CPR and when you read below, you will understand why!
Heart Attack Warning Signs 9-1-1
? Chest Discomfort
Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness,or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
? Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body
This may be felt in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
? Shortness of Breath
May often occurs with or before chest discomfort.
? Other Signs
May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light-headedness.
CPR facts and statistics
- About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.
- Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.
- 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.
- Approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
- Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.
- Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time.
- If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.
- Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 of the 871,517 adults who die as a result of cardiovascular disease.
- Approximately 325,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments. About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest.
- Sudden cardiac arrest is most often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). Cardiac arrest can also occur after the onset of a heart attack or as a result of electrocution or near-drowning.
- When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the victim collapses, becomes unresponsive to gentle shaking, stops normal breathing and after two rescue breaths, still isn’t breathing normally, coughing or moving.
Effectiveness of CPR Anytime in teaching CPR
Please be aware of the signs of a heart attack so that you can react quickly. Your quick response can save a life, maybe your own!
If you need help or just have questions, please check out the sites below for more information and answers to your many questions about Meth and what can be done. Education is the Key!
*Crystal Meth Anonymous –www.crystalmeth.org
*KCI The Anti-Meth Site www.kci.org
*Solutions 4 Recovery – www.solutions4recovery.com/club_drug_addiction.htm
*When you are ready to get help for yourself or a friend, the first step is to educate yourself about meth addiction and treatment services. www.crystalrecovery.com The second step is to realize that you are a part of the recovery.
Finding a treatment center is pretty simple.
- Use the Web – This government web site can help you find a treatment facility near you. Just click on the state and then put in the city where you are looking.
- Make a Phone Call
- 1 (800) 662-4357 (toll-free) for a national substance abuse referral line
Questions to Ask a Treatment Center
- Do you follow an evidence-based treatment model?
- Is there a family component to the treatment? How do we help?
- How much does your service cost and does my insurance cover the cost? If not, are their payment plans?
Courtesy of the Pickens Progress www.pickensprogress.comPublished December 22, 2005
Meth use affects us all — Part 1
Meth problem to the point it can’t get much worse says veteran GBI agent
[Editor’s Note: To highlight the continuing problem of methamphetamine use in the state of Georgia and Pickens County, the Progress offers a three-part series, beginning this week, designed to shed light on the issue which affects us all. Parts two and three, to appear in the coming weeks, will feature the perspectives of a drug treatment professional and a recovering addict.]
John Cagle has personally arrested “several thousand” people for methamphetamine-related crimes in his 26-year career with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Cagle, who is now the special agent-in-charge at GBI region 8 which includes Pickens County and most of north central Georgia, spent 23 years in the Bureau’s drug enforcement division, the latter 21 of those in north Georgia. So he speaks from his own past observations when he says the highly addictive drug known as meth is nothing new in Pickens County.
“Methamphetamine has been around a long, long time, just not in the magnitude it is now,” said Cagle in a recent interview with the Progress.
The meth problem in Georgia has grown to the point that it is one that cannot be solved by law enforcement alone, and it is one that is “not going away,” Cagle said. In fact, in a foreboding assessment of the dilemma many experts classify as an epidemic, Cagle said, “It’s leveling off in north Georgia, to the point that I don’t know if it could get much worse.”