I want all my friends and family to watch this - in case I need you. I've watched it - in case you need me. Please watch - and then share. This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with might save your life!
- Lee Shake
Heart Attack Prevention
How many of you have seen this video? I would not be afraid to use an AED now. How about you?This is very good; I mean GREAT info so please send on.
Please watch this video and pass it to everyone you know.
I've seen the AED's in public places, but never knew how easy it is to use one.
- Lee Shake
have a painful burning sensation in the center area of your chest in the
area of your breast bone (sternum)?
where your esophagus food pipe is, and it may be being burned with
digestive acid that has refluxed up from your stomach.
feel acid come up into your throat or wake up with a bitter taste in
probably have Acid Reflux and need to consult with your doctor.
stomach has pyramidal glands in its lining. They secrete and squirt out
and hydrochloric acid into your stomach to aid in digesting food. This
acid in your stomach is normal and necessary, but it should not
regurgitate back up into your esophagus (food pipe.)
normally stays in your stomach to aid in digestion, because there is a
valve called the esophageal sphincter, at the top of the stomach leading
to your esophagus which prevents the acid from going up there and
sometimes the valve is loose or gets pressure on it, and the acid
reverses and squirts up into your food pipe. This inflames the lining of
your esophagus, and over time can cause ulcers, which can bleed, and
scars to form.
scars can cause narrowing of the esophagus and cause food to get stuck
when you try to swallow.
this kind of chronic acid irritation can cause the cells in the lining
of the esophagus to change and mutate. This can cause a condition called
Barrett’s esophagus where the mucosa is widely damaged, which raises the
chances of cell mutation and the development of cancer of the esophagus.
Therefore it is important to maintain the integrity of your esophagus
and stomach. Each one has to have a certain acid base pH level.
Some causes of Acid Reflux:
1- Have your Physician check to see if you have a
bacteria in your stomach called Helicobacter Pylori. If you do, this can
be easily treated with an antibiotic.
2- Sometimes we are born with a loose or faulty esophageal
sphincter muscle between the bottom of the esophagus and the top of the
3- The esophageal sphincter can be stretched or relaxed,
making it inefficient.
4- Having excessive abdominal fat can push upward on the
sphincter at the top of the stomach and allow the acid to reflux back up
into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong.
5- Smoking stimulates acid release.
6- Eating fatty meals.
7- Eating big meals.
8- Excessive abdominal fat can push upward on the sphincter
and the acid refluxes back upward.
9- Tight belts and clothing.
10- For some people, eating within 3 hours of lying down can
push acid up.
11- Bending over or doing exercises that place the head in a
12- Aggravating, or trigger foods, cause the esophageal valve
to stay open, or relax, allowing acid to reflux back up into the
Common triggers of Acid Reflux: (different for each person) Know your triggers and avoid them.
a. tomato sauce
b. fatty foods
f. peppermint (relaxes the valve)
g. soda, especially colas
h. coffee, tea
i. sausage, cold cuts, butter
j. many more
the above can boost acid levels or keep the valve open and push acid up
you can do:
1- Avoid fatty foods
2- Avoid all of your trigger foods like pepperoni pizza
3- Lose weight
4- Eat smaller meals of vegetables, lean meat, fish, certain
5- Avoid standing on your head or doing exercises where your
head is down, especially shortly after eating
6- Avoid abdominal crunches if they cause burning
7- Sleep with upper body slightly elevated
8- Lie on your left side when sleeping
Medications to decrease acid:
1- Antacids, over the counter, will neutralize stomach acid
instantly. If you have to take them all the time see your doctor.
2- H2 blockers over the counter, like Pepcid and Zantac, will
reduce acid production.
3- Proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec and Nexium are very
efficient in cutting the acid for longer periods of time and can be
taken ahead of time to shut down some of the acid pumps in the lining of
4- See your
doctor if you are using the above medications frequently.
Good health to you!
Patricia Naeder Izzo, RN, BS, Medical Advisor
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THS, Class of '42. Also founding member of South Shore Band.
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*Missing Classmates Lists*
Note: This area is under reconstruction.
Your patience is greatly appreciated. Kathy Ritchie on 3/27/12
Old: Click on the
year below to get to
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New: Click on the year below to get to
that class directory, and concentrate on the "Unknown"
status = Missing.
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Class Reunion Information!!
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Puns For Educated Minds
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .
I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
Jokes about German sausages are the wurst.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
When chemists die, apparently they barium.
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
Why were the Indians able to settle here first? They had reservations.
We're going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because
she couldn't control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection you know urine trouble.
Broken pencils are pretty much pointless.
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
I dropped out of the Communism class because of lousy Marx.
All the toilets in New York 's police stations have been stolen. As of
now, it appears the police have nothing to go on.
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Velcro - what a rip off!
Special Scenes sent to me by my sister, Mary Ann Sullivan, '47:
Special Scenes Between Humans and Animals
I doubt you have ever seen anything like this!
Flying Over America - Simply Beautiful!
- Lee Shake
The Trumpet wishes these friends a very
(To get on our
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(If your Birthday is in these months,
click the animated Happy Birthday icon)
1) Arlene Rahtes (Hansen), '60
Loretta Jasina (Wronski), '59
2) Eileen Romer (Whitford), '60
James McHugh, '67
Barbara Coleman, '77
Craig A. Valentine, Curtis HS '57
3) Gail Greco (Pikul), '68
4) Ed Ogilvie, '65
5) Roger Stauch, '60
7) Martha Hoehn, '62
Jean Knapp (Nutley), '59
8) Jeff Norman, '62
9) Carolyn Corey, '60
Jeff Sims, '67
Christopher Lane, '68
10) Charles Fricke, 60
Fred Leerhsen, '60
Paul Piper, ‘65
Kathleen V. Bradley (Duwe), '69
Karen Varnum (Norr), '67
12) Richard Pearsall, '67
Nancy Reid (Schibinger), ‘58
13) Tom Baur, 68
Ron Hunter, 62
Susan Huckvale, '68
17) Bruce List, '60
Ted Kusulas, '68
18) Johannah Hughes (Turner), '60
19) Karin Hansen (Vardigan), '62
21) Ronald Kahl, '50
Carol Odson (Dilks), '60
Chris Corapi, '69
Werner Ledwon, '67
22) Sharon Evans (Simpson), '60
Fontaine Piper, '61
Jim Benson, '59
23) Ed Mazurek, '57
Linda Halvorsen (Miesegaes), '67
24) William "Rusty" Bausch, '66
25) Kathryn Donnelly (Malla Lieu), '59
Rosemary Ryan (Imregi), '67
27) Richard Gariazzo, '60
Donna Petty (Besignano), '67
28) John S. Olsen, '59
Jeff Wedinger, '59
"Dot" Matthews (Judiscak), '70
29) Terry Maresca, '69
30) Maria Francavilla (Van Name), '68
31) Norma Losey (Niclas), '63
Bonnie Lidell (Richter), '84
2) Virginia (Jinnie) Haugland (Ericksen), '57
3) Christine Bundesen (Kraus), '64
4) Cliff Andersen, '58
5) Tom Krane, '60
Barbara Karas (Klaus), '65
Pamela Howland (Bechtold), '64
William Lund, '60
7) Nancy Zoole (Kenney), '63
Glenn Mehalick, '60
9) Judy Larsen (Geller), '62
John "Jack" Brophy, '57
Gloria Kruse, '63
10) Cathy Nelson, '80
11) Donna Whitman (Carter), '81
Patti Mann (Siquieros), '67
Ronald "Woody" Wood, '65
12) Susan Racka (Stork), '67
13) Edna Bossom (Lanahan), '60
Jerry Piotrowski, '60
Craig S. Jantz, '69
14) Karen Moccia (Costello), '62
15) Ann Argenziano, '60
Kenneth Baker, '68
16) Claudia Marshall (Alois), '75
Eileen McGovern (Raymond), '79
William Schubert, '59
Ephraim Shulman, '61
17) William Doty, '63
18) Maryann Ratcliffe (Kotlar), '65
Christine Cooper (Brown), '68
Andrew Lutter, '88
19) Susan Petersen Phillips (Southern Reg.HS NJ), '94
Pamela McFadden (Walker), '60
Harry Daniels, '59
20) Peter Christensen, '60
22) Ellen Unger, '67
23) Tom Murtha, '60
George Bowers, '66
Charlotte Clark, '60
25) Richard Gierman (Brooklyn Tech & PS#1), '69
26) Linda Cutler (Hauck), '73
27) Carol Martin (Bogaert), '56
Dan Hickey, '62
Joe Matthews, '67
28) Diana Resnick (Rosenberg), '55
Hugh Gilchrist, '62
Janice Kelly (Bausch), '69
29) Willa Kiritz, '65
Gilberta Madeira (Bogaert) "Beta", '79
Nancy Hoehn (Foder), '68
30) Eunice Schaaf (Cunningham), '59
Debby Six (Gregorie), '67
31)Bob Everson (Curtis HS), '57
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