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Arm slings

An arm sling is a kind of bandage that gives backing to an incapacitated joint. Usually an arm sling is used when a joint is impaired, displaced and damaged caused by a surgical procedure. The purpose of an arm sling is to keep the injured arm or shoulder immovable to allow time for muscles, tendons and bones to heal. [youtube url=""] A good and effective sling is ...

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Lipids are substances that are found in both plant and animal cells. They contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Lipids are important in maintaining the structure of cells and provides source of fuel to the body. They can also be in a compound form when they combine with a different chemical compound. Lipids are also known as phospholipids or glycolipids. [youtube url=" ...

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How to treat choking

Choking is the mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs that prevents breathing. It can be partial or complete. During a partial choking, there is inadequate flow of air to the lungs. Prolonged and complete choking will result in asphyxia which will lead to anoxia which is very dangerous. [youtube url=""] Oxygen in the blood and ...

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Caring for Skin Allergy

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="300"] Epinephrine injection for allergy attack[/caption] Allergy is a harmful immune system reaction to a normally harmless substance. An allergic reaction is a manifestation that there is a tissue injury from the interaction of the antigen (foreign substance) and antibody (immune’s system response). One type of allergy is commonly known as skin allerg ...

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The Best Treatment of Delirium

Delirium is a condition that many people suffer as a result of alcohol withdrawal. It can be pretty severe and comes with changes in the mental and nervous. [youtube url=""] Causes of delirium. When one stops the consumption of alcohol after an extended period of such a practice of heavy drinking coupled by poor eating habits, the individual stands the chances of ge ...

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What You Need To Know About Wilderness First Aid

There is a wide array of first aid options available for those who are looking to get training in this field. Whether you want to join the world of medicine, or your career calls for it, or you simply want to stay informed, this training is just perfect for you and is easy to comprehend. One of the training options that is available for you is the wilderness first aid training. This form of training draws i ...

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What Role Do First Aid Basics Play?

First aid services are an integral part of any emergency simply because when you know what you are doing, you are more likely to be confident about it. Emergencies are, in an interesting twist, a predictable part of life because while they occur unexpectedly, it is unwise to think they cannot occur. This is why it is crucial to know the exact role of first aid basics as this could make the difference betwee ...

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Recognition of Abruptio Placenta and Its Complications Abruptio placenta is the abnormal separation of the placenta and the wall of the uterus. This condition usually occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy, but may also occur after 20 weeks. It can become a serious medical condition and can become life threatening with severe bleeding. The placenta is a part of your baby’s life system. This is where oxygen and nutr ...

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What is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when the lower part of the aorta is enlarged. The aorta is the major blood vessel that supplies the blood to the body. An abdominal aortic aneurysm usually causes no symptoms unless it expands or ruptures. The condition usually results from the degeneration of the inside part of the wall of the aorta. The force of the bloo ...

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