Brayden Moeller, 14, is crushing high school, thanks to a coach who rushed the soccer field after the teen was struck by lightning.

If EMS officials across the state don’t already know about the The Villages’ extraordinary cardiac save rate, they will now — thanks to the resident responsible for driving the initiative. Lew Simon, of the Village of Glenbrook, will share details today with hundreds of Florida emergency res…

In the hunt to stop America’s most deadly killer, a formidable citizen squad is gaining more recruits and more ground than ever.

America’s most lethal killer strikes swiftly and silently. Sometimes, it’s a fist clenched around the middle of the chest. Other times, it’s a dull ache between the shoulder blades or a sore jaw or something that just feels like indigestion or the flu. It’s the most deadly threat to both men…

You would be hard-pressed to find a community with a better per capita rate than The Villages’ 504 AEDs available for every 100,000 residents. The automated external defibrillator, or AED, is user-friendly and the perfect complement to CPR — giving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims better odds.  

It’s widely known that CPR done promptly, along with use of an automated external defibrillator, greatly improves chances to save lives during a cardiac arrest. Yet, the majority of cardiac arrest victims never get that help. There are isolated communities across the country, such as Seattle…

Forty. That’s how many times people in The Villages went into sudden cardiac arrest in the last two years, yet were able to walk out of the hospital because they benefited from bystanders and professional EMS care, followed by quality hospital care. Sadly, “cardiac saves” are hard to come by…

The Villages has countless coordinators, co-coordinators and assistant coordinators for its 213 groups with the Neighbors Saving Neighbors program, plus more on the way, as efforts to include more neighborhoods evolve. Let’s meet four of them.