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Use of AED at club saves man's life

Even though the majority of health club members are in good shape it doesn't mean a medical emergency won't occur. 

Just ask a member of the Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, N.Y., who fell off a treadmill and went into cardiac arrest.

Every employee at the Midtown Athletic Club is trained to use the AED. When it happened, staff immediately rushed into action and used an automatic external defibrillator (AED). The club has three hanging on the walls and Club Manager Bob McKernan said they were one of the first in the state to get them.

 For more on the story, read on.