Episode #21: “Prophetic Words”, from True’s 26 October 2008 issue.
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Listen to Disco, Save a Life
When doing CPR, the American Heart Association recommends 100 chest compressions per minute, but most people do them much too slowly. To get trainees into the rhythm, Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois medical school in Peoria has students listen to the appropriately titled Bee Gees tune “Stayin’ Alive”, and then imagine the song in their heads later when doing compressions. Sure enough, according to his study, to be presented to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the students pumped much faster when thinking about the song, averaging 109–113 beats per minute. …Of course, Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” is even more appropriate.
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