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Ohio State Trooper Matthew Stoffer was called to stop a speedy driver last month; a routine traffic stop he's made probably hundreds of times in his 10 years of service. But what he wasn't prepared for: to see a motionless, unresponsive 1-year-old in the back of the car. Ready or not, he sprung into action. Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-trooper-saves-infants-life-with-cpr-during-traffic-stop/  

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By now, you’ve seen enough heart attack scenes that you could spot one from a mile away: There’s the gasping for air, the clasping of hands over the chest, and pain so severe the victim collapses to the floor.  It’s time to change that picture: This Hollywood-style heart attack isn’t so classic at all. In a study of nearly 900 heart attack patients, 65 percent experienced a slow onset of symptoms, according to researchers at Trinity College in Ireland. These included chest and left arm discomfort, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Only 35 percent suffered movie-worthy signs. Read more here:...

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Sanofi-aventis Canada is recalling its Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors used to treat potentially deadly allergic reactions because they may not deliver the right amount of the drug. The company, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling the following products: Allerject Pre-filled Autoinjector (DIN02382059 – 0.15mg/0.15mL epinephrine) Allerject Pre-filled Autoinjector (DIN02382067 – 0.3mg/0.3mL epinephrine) Read More here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/sanofi-aventis-canada-recalls-allerject-epinephrine-auto-injectors-1.2632759  

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Most Canadians have made some preparations for when disaster strikes, but a new survey reveals that less than half have set aside supplies they could use to survive in an emergency. The 2014 Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday, asked Canadians to report on measures they have taken to be prepared for “natural and human-induced” emergencies or disasters. Respondents named winter storms and extended power outages as the natural disasters or human-caused hazards that are most likely to affect their community. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/disaster-un-preparedness-most-canadians-don-t-have-emergency-kits-1.2631438  

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An 83-year-old man was rescued from the Ottawa River by a pair of sharp-eyed cyclists after he slipped and fell in while feeding the birds Saturday morning, paramedics say. Shortly after 11 a.m., Ottawa Fire Services received reports that a man had fallen into the water along the Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway near Shefford Road. Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/cyclist-rescue-river-1.3287330  

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