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Knowing how to perform CPR is like having insurance—no one wants to have to use it, but having it when you need it could make all the difference. The simple technique we call cardiopulmonary resuscitation has saved countless lives, and it’s one of the few medical interventions anyone can learn to do.

Its most basic technique, chest compression, requires virtually no training (though training is certainly a good idea); the more sophisticated version, which includes mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, can be learned in a workshop. And defibrillation is becoming more common as light, easy-to-use automatic external defibrillators are required in more and more public places.

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