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Kiss It Good-Bye: CPR Loses Mouth-To-Mouth12:08
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Kissing a stranger may no longer be the best way to save someone's life.

(American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter/Flickr)
(American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter/Flickr)

A study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association adds evidence that the old way of doing CPR — mouth-to-mouth resuscitation coupled with chest compressions — is no longer necessary.

Since then, the American Heart Association has published new CPR guidelines urging everyone to learn the new "hands-only" method. We'll learn more about this move to hands-only CPR and take your questions.

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This segment aired on December 14, 2010.

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