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POSTED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:16am

UPDATED: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 2:09pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) -- Thursday on 33MD during NBC 33 News at 5pm, find out what caused a man's splitting headache to last four years. It's not a story you hear everyday!

Could the gene that causes dwarfism reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer and stroke? One study says yes.

There's a simple test that's remarkable accurate for diagnosing ADHD in kids. This one you can try at home.

And it's heart health month. There are two events coming up you won't want to miss. Here are the details:

First, Southern University’s College of Engineering will host, “A Red Fashion Show,” an event to raise money for the American Heart Association. Tickets are $5.

The show will be held at noon, Feb. 18, in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom in the Smith-Brown Memorial Union. It will feature the university’s Advanced Creations in the Essence of Arts and Talent Models, members of SU’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Southern’s Administrative Professionals Models.

Tickets can be purchased by calling SU’s College of Engineering at 225.771.5290, 225.771.2510 or 225.771.5870.

And then on Saturday, learn CPR for free at "keep the Beat" in Central.

WHEN: Saturday, February 19

TIME: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Zoar Baptist Church, Gymnasium, 11848 Hooper Road, Central.

COST: Free!

HOW TO REGISTER: Online: LaneRMC.org or by calling (225)658-6766
Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 17.


SPONSORED BY: Lane Cardiovascular Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South

WHY: The statistics are bleak. Only 1 in 20 people know CPR, yet cardiovascular disease is the top killer in the country claiming 2,400 lives each day. About 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before they reach the hospital. Brain death starts to occur within four to six minutes. Bystander CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the brain until defibrillation can be administered.

“Keep the Beat” is a not-for-profit education initiative to make Louisiana communities safer by teaching life-saving CPR skills and donating AEDs to schools.

* Presentation and skills training do not qualify as CPR certification.
 

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