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During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood.
According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S. annually.
“A single car accident victim can need as many as 100 units of blood,” said Patty Corvaia, communications manager, New York-Penn Red Cross Blood Services. “In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma.”
O negative red blood cells and AB
Study suggests — but does not prove —
a possible link to stroke, dementia
In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they might also raise the risk of stroke or dementia, a new study suggests.
Just one artificially sweetened drink a day seems to increase those chances nearly threefold, compared with drinking less than one a week, the researchers said.
Still, only a few people in the study developed dementia or had a stroke, so the absolute
The concept of screening tests is to detect disease in an asymptomatic healthy subject, at an early stage to maximize the chance of treatment, reduce the treatment cost and increase the quality of life of patients. Screening tests are not new to the medicine. By definition, screening tests are done in the healthy population in hope of detecting diseases at the earliest possible stage when interventions are most effective. Today, multiple screening programs are running and have benefited the
For numerous months now, search warrants and affidavits have been produced by authorities attempting to track down where music legend Prince obtained the fentanyl that led to his accidental overdose last April 21, in his Minnesota Paisley Park complex. One affidavit reveals that Dr. Michael Schulenberg wrote Prince an oxycodone prescription a week before the deadly overdose under the name of his bodyguard, according to court documents unsealed last Monday. Dr. Schulenberg worked with the pop
Israeli scientists show that weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels
Erasing unwanted memories isn’t yet possible. However, Israeli scientists are now reporting that they have succeeded in erasing one type of memory in mice – fear.
This new technique may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans – for example, in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
“The brain is good at creating new memories when these are