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Here's How "Stayin' Alive" Can Help You In A Life-Threatening Situation

Jun 2, 2015 By Mary Madsen
Turns out, this catchy tune is good for more than just a pick-me-up. While the Bee Gees are widely regarded as one of the best-selling music groups of all time, how did they end up as potential lifesavers?

In 2004, Dr. Alson Inaba, an associate professor of pediatrics, was teaching a group of medical students CPR. And, when one of her students randomly played "Stayin' Alive" during class, Inaba realized that the beat was close to what's required during CPR, and the name was fitting as well.

Inaba's interesting technique spread and was even featured on the American Heart Association's website. A study done at the University of Illinois also noted that people who listened to the song while performing CPR were more effective.
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