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Good Samaritan App Alerts Nearby Users to Medical Emergencies
A new medical app is saving thousands lives with the help of technology. The Good Samaritan app, which can be download under “Good Sam” on your Apple or android device, uses GPS to locate doctors, nurses, and other CPR-trained individuals to help in life threatening situations.
For example, let’s say someone is in cardiac and needs CPR. You can send an alert to medically trained civilians in your area. In a situation like this, every minute counts while waiting for the paramedics arrive. In fact, the Ambulance Victoria website says, “For every minute that a cardiac arrest patient doesn’t get CPR or defibrillation, their chances of survival fall by 10%. So recruiting the help of nearby pedestrians can often make a world of difference for a patient’s recover.”
Currently there are over 40,000 trained volunteers registered with the app’s international alert system. So far, they’ve responded to roughly 8,000 alerts. If you’re first aid trained or want to use the app for a loved one, just download Good Sam.
When It Comes To Kissing, Most People Prefer Their Dogs Over Their Mates
We all know dog owners really love their dogs, but it seems in some cases they may love their four-legged friends more than they do their partners.
A new survey by Riley’s Organics, an organic dog food, finds that in general, folks are more willing to be affectionate to their dogs than their significant others. In fact, 52% of people say they shower their pooch with more kisses than they do their mate, and we’re not talking just sweet kisses on the head. No, 61% say they actually kiss their dogs on the mouth.
And it’s not just kissing. Apparently 52% of people would pick their dog over their partner when it comes to sharing a bed.
Pet owners are also picking their pooch over their friends, with the study noting that 94% prefer to stay at home with their dog than go out with friends.