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October 25, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
If your heart stops and you fall to the ground, your chances of survival may depend on which neighborhood you're in when you collapse. Patients suffering cardiac arrest in poorer, predominantly black neighborhoods were half as likely to receive CPR from a bystander as those in richer, predominantly white neighborhoods, according to research published in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Even cardiac arrest victims in well-to-do black neighborhoods were 23% less likely to receive bystander assistance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old aspiring pediatrician saved the life of a 4-year-old boy found floating face down Monday in an apartment complex pool, Los Angeles fire officials said. Sofya Kagan said she was cleaning her apartment with her mother, Yelena Kagan, when they heard screams from the pool area of the apartment building in the 8500 block of International Avenue. The mother and daughter ran to the pool and saw several women trying to revive a small boy while several bystanders screamed in fright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2010 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Xavier Jones ran across the middle of the basketball court, ready to receive a pass from a La Verne Lutheran High School teammate. He first stumbled, then stopped, and finally keeled over motionless on the hardwood. His heart had stopped beating. After Jones crashed to the floor, head coach Eric Cooper Sr. and assistant coach John Osorno sprinted to his side and administered CPR to the 17-year-old high school senior. The quick-thinking coaches ? with the help of an iPhone ?
HEALTH
February 1, 2010 | By Alison Connell
My husband left me. He didn't mean to, but he did. The day before my son's birthday, he was just gone. Lying on the couch, he looked like he was crying, and foam was coming out of his mouth. I thought he was having a seizure. I wasn't sure. I panicked. But I am a volunteer trained to react in an emergency, and having my husband not respond to me caused a switch to throw. I did the chest rub, I called 911. I threw him onto the floor of the living room. I did CPR as hard and as fast as I could.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The Los Angeles police commission approved 8,000 first-aid trauma kits for officers that could be used to treat their own or others' gunshot wounds in active-shooter situations. “Somewhere, someday a police officer is going to be saved” by one of these kits, said Cmdr. Rick Webb. “This is a big deal.” The trauma kits are modeled after military-style kits used in combat and are smaller than bulky ones officers currently keep in their cars, Webb said. The City Council will have to sign off on the kits before they can be distributed to police.
NATIONAL
April 10, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Remember this name: Jeremy Wuitschick. The 13-year-old from Milton, Wash., is being hailed as a hero and, when you hear his story, you'll have no doubt that the kid is destined to do great things. He already has. Wuitschick was one of dozens of students on his way to Surprise Lake Middle School, about 30 miles south of Seattle, on Monday morning when he noticed that the bus driver "starts acting all funny. His eyes are bulging. He's twisting in his chair," Wuitschick told KCPQ-TV.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal. The 62-year-old Lawler, nicknamed "The King," was stricken as he and announcing partner Michael Cole were providing commentary during a tag-team match featuring Kane and Daniel Bryan versus The Prime Time Players. Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1995
As an eyewitness to a fatal accident you reported on July 7, I was saddened to see that a real hero, the man who tried to revive the victim, was not properly acknowledged. Not one other person in the growing crowd would assist. Only John L. Grogan, a local private investigator, ever came within 10 feet of the victim. He alone performed CPR, after prying open the victim's door and carrying him out of the truck and after removing a lower denture from deep in the victim's throat. Despite the body's ravaged condition (forehead and chest caved in, eyes locked open and glazed)
HEALTH
July 3, 2006
Re: "Manual CPR May Be More Effective Than Devices" [June 19]: As a Los Angeles County licensed EMT with advanced training, a candidate for paramedic school and a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross, I was disturbed by the brief on manual chest compressions. I was concerned that you were making cardiac arrest and heart attack one in the same. I teach my CPR students the distinct difference between the two. Heart attack has to do with the "plumbing" and cardiac arrest has to do with the "electrical."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2013 | By David Zahniser
An Indiana man died this week after a fall in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, officials with the National Park Service said Friday. David Breuer, 47, had been visiting Kings Canyon National Park with his family. He left a trail Thursday to approach the top of Mist Falls, four trail miles from Road's End in Kings Canyon, and slipped and fell into the cascade, according to park officials. Other park visitors attempted to administer CPR, but Breuer could not be revived.
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