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A Number One Ranking That No One Wants

Posted: December 16, 2016    |   John Ehinger

A new study was published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.  This research looked at patterns in the causes of death across counties in the U.S. from 1980 – 2014. Unfortunately for all of us, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the biggest threat to our lives.  On a national basis, CVD is the […]


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Service Is The Opportunity to Make a Difference in Someone’s Life – Anonymous

Posted: November 7, 2016    |   Gretchen Kirkwood

Public awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (the #1 single killer in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for student athletes) is rapidly increasing.  This heightened attention is driving more legal and brand exposure for hospitality concerns.  To mitigate these risks as well as comply with new state and local regulations, the vast majority […]


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Fitness Studios: In the Crosshairs? It Pays to Be Prepared.

Posted: October 21, 2016    |   Cathy Wetherell

Like it or not, your fitness studio is a target for cardiac arrest related litigation. In fact, 50% of lawsuits tracked by CardioReady involve fitness clubs. With just over a third of these lawsuits resolved in favor of the defendant and an average verdict / settlement of $1.2M, the price tag for neglecting this risk […]


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Tis Almost the Season…High Traffic = High Risk

Posted: October 6, 2016    |   Will Matty

With the holiday season fast approaching every retailer is gearing up for their busiest…and most challenging time of the year. More foot traffic. An influx of seasonal employees. Throw in winter weather conditions, and it really is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for the Asset Protection and Loss Prevention community! Unfortunately, sales […]


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Safety in Numbers

Posted: September 9, 2016    |   Andy Roeder

Are You Smarter than a High School Student? As the kids head back to school, it seems timely to talk about learning and knowledge. Can you imagine if your son or daughter collapsed from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) right in front of you?  THIS ARTICLE describes how the coach of a little league team watched […]


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A Time to Act

Posted: July 10, 2016    |   John Ehinger

On July 11th and 12th, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is hosting a two-day conference in Washington, DC to progress action on the eight recommendations contained in its report on the stunning prevalence of Sudden Cardiac Death. As a quick refresher, the IOM previously reported 600,000 Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) events each year in the […]


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1 Step Forward…

Posted: May 18, 2016    |   Cathy Wetherell

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a national franchise conference hosted by one of my clients – a growing fitness franchise with locations nationwide. As one would expect, topics on the agenda ranged from a look back on a successful 2015 to detailed growth strategies and 2016 initiatives. And, of course, no franchise […]


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Common questions from Risk Managers at RIMS 2016

Posted: May 3, 2016    |   Gretchen Kirkwood

RIMS 2016 was a great conference this year in sunny San Diego. There seemed to be no end to the list of interesting topics for the education sessions. One session focused on AED programs and I realized as I sat in that many of the questions posed that day are likely common questions for many […]


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FMI/CardioReady AED Survey – Compelling Results

Posted: April 6, 2016    |   Will Matty

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducted research with CardioReady to understand how the food retailing industry is addressing the AED topic. To do so, FMI gathered data from 59 of its member companies in August of 2015 to update previous findings from 2011. Key Findings 69% survey response rate (48% increase vs. 2011), including 59 […]


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We All Get Scared

Posted: January 26, 2016    |   John Ehinger

A week or two ago, I had the pleasure of attending Parent Heart Watch’s annual conference. While PHW is a group of remarkably resilient and wonderfully selfless people, there were also a number of interesting educational sessions. One of these was presented by Dr. Peter Antevy.   Dr. Antevy’s session focused on how he and others […]


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