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2014-04-29 08:35:25

'One-Stop-Shop' for first aid and resuscitation training will empower more Canadians to save lives and reduce the impact of injuries BANFF, AB, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation today launched the Heart&Stroke First Aid/CPR training program to teach Canadians how to respond quickly to accidents and injuries, in addition to the life-saving skills of CPR and AED use. The 16-hour standard first aid course will cover 17 areas of critical care including emergency...

2014-04-22 23:07:25

AffordRx now provides discounts of 10%-75% on Epipens and other anti-allergy medications. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 More children than ever have been diagnosed with food sensitivities and other allergies. Furthermore, these allergies tend to be more severe than those seen in past generations. Wheat, corn, peanuts, gluten, lactose and chocolate are among the most prevalent food sensitivities, with over 50 million Americans suffering from an allergy to one or more of them. In some...

2014-04-16 00:20:51

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv7t3m/advanced_wound) has announced the addition of the "Advanced Wound Care - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv7t3m/advanced_wound ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Advanced Wound Care in US$ Thousand by the...

2014-04-11 16:21:43

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bio-Stat LLC, the exclusive US distributor of CELOX(TM) hemostatic dressings manufactured by MedTrade Products Ltd., a UK based medical device company, today announced that the US Department of Defense's Committee for Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) has added CELOX(TM) Gauze to its guidelines for control of hemorrhage as approved hemostatic agents for military-wide use. Photo -...

2014-04-10 16:19:56

In early fetal development, skin wounds undergo regeneration and healing without scar formation. This mechanism of wound healing later disappears, but by studying the fetal stem cells capable of this scarless wound healing, researchers may be able to apply these mechanisms to develop cell-based approaches able to minimize scarring in adult wounds, as described in a Critical Review article published in Advances in Wound Care, a monthly publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and an...

2014-04-10 08:31:01

Doctor uses crowdfunding to launch anti-choking campaign LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One child dies every five days from choking on food. Popcorn, hot dogs and grapes are favorite foods for many children, but these foods could easily get lodged in the airway and cause child choking accidents and death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130920/LA83405LOGO Here are the facts: -- One child dies every five days from a food choking accident -- Over 10,000...

2014-04-10 08:29:41

DUBLIN, Apr. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2msh3q/bioactive_wound ) has announced the addition of the "Bioactive Wound Care Market in the US" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Bioactive Wound Care market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 5.26 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in...

2014-04-07 08:30:21

ADDISON, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ULURU Inc. (OTCQB: ULUR), is pleased to provide an update on the pharmacoeconomic analysis being conducted in Europe on Altrazeal(®), the Company's innovative wound dressing. The purpose of this pharmacoeconomic analysis is to evaluate both the cost and healing benefits of Altrazeal(®) when compared to conventional dressings and advanced moist wound healing products. The analysis is being conducted on defined-wound types and sizes,...

2014-04-02 16:26:33

Guard for Life offers unique opportunities for young lifeguards OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer returns, young adults are considering seasonal jobs. American Pool's Guard for Life is a unique lifeguarding program. Guard for Life job opportunities exist in 12 different locations and include more than 6,500 participants. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/NE96619) Lifeguards are the first line of defense against drowning and other...

2014-04-01 13:57:22

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will eventually suffer from foot ulcers. Their wounds tend to heal slowly and can become chronic or worsen rapidly. Timothy Koh, UIC professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, was...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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