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Confidentiality is not all that it seems. I have a love - hate relationship right now with confidentiality or otherwise known within the medical space as HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). This US law, enacted on August 21, 1996 was designed to protect a patient's... Read more....

It is awesome to read just how impactful our mission is.  As stated by the American College of Cardiology, AEDs are extremely cost effective and truly save lives.  However, during their research they found that only 17 of 50 U.S. states have some legislation requiring AED installation... Read more....

What a year it has been.  The power of collaboration and staying authentic to our vision has resulted in the most amazing 2016 results we could only have imagined three years ago.  Our secret recipe of passion + professionalism + 'yes we can' leadership has allowed Racing Hearts to grow leaps... Read more....

"My Story" by Mary Nopachai, M.D. Mother of Alex, survivor of sudden cardiac arrest. It was winter break. Our family planned on spending the day at a children's park. As soon as we arrived, my 4 year old son, Alex, ran towards a slide and climbed up the ladder. Within minutes he collapsed on the... Read more....

In the 3 years since our little Racing Hearts has been around - there seems to be a new mindset towards AEDs.  And it feels like our team and efforts have helped to pioneer the way - especially helping to update California's AED legislation Senate Bill 658 which is now heading over to our... Read more....

My new favorite playlist (thank you Spotify) is called 'Get Better Mom'. I have both my children to thank for the 3 1/2 hours of pure music joy that filled my ears when I was at Stanford Hospital on Friday, January 25th.  To my medical team who looked after me during my surgery, you seemed to... Read more....

Racing Hearts recently learned from the Palo Alto Fire Chief that out of the 52 community AEDs placed this past year, they were deployed nine times (9x) during cardiac emergencies!  It is quite amazing knowing that AEDs which we advocated for have already saved lives. I can only imagine the... Read more....

During a recent presentation I gave to the Health and Safety Commission from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, I came away feeling really excited about what we're doing here.  It's been 2 years since we launched Racing Hearts and every time I get the chance to speak about our mission... Read more....

With the school year coming to a close and with the conclusion of my participation in Leadership Palo Alto, I am now more confident than ever, that everyone who has a dream or might be inspired to try something big should jump in, take that leap of faith and believe they can make a difference.  ... Read more....

Sudden Cardiac Arrest takes too many lives each year.  It is the leading cause of death for adults over the age of 40 in the United States.  Between five and eight percent of people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest survive.  These are amazing statics so to help a person... Read more....

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