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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.
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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.
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.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Most of the infants who die in neonatal intensive care units are ending their short lives peacefully, a new study suggests. Not long ago, the reverse was true. In the late 1980s, most of the infants who died in NICUs were given CPR and other heroic – often invasive – measures right up to their last moments. Fewer than 20% died because their treatment was withdrawn, studies have established. A decade later, withdrawal of treatment preceded about 40% of all NICU deaths, according to other studies.
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
December 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 2-year-old girl died on Christmas Day after drowning in a pool in the backyard of a Glendora home, police said. Police were called Wednesday at about 4:45 p.m. about the drowning at a home in the 700 block of North Sunny Grove Lane. The first officer arrived about 90 seconds later, authorities said. "When the officer arrived, family members were performing CPR on a 2-year-old child they had just pulled out of a pool in the rear yard," according to a news release from the Glendora Police Department.
HEALTH
November 20, 2006
Re "Prime Time to Learn" (Nov. 13): I love medical shows and it's nice to know that they're not just blowing smoke. Now if the actors would only learn to do CPR properly. KIT HOPE Garden Grove
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