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How to Bind Your Breasts

How to Bind Your Breasts

Breast binding is the process of flattening breasts to the chest in order to conceal them or simply to create a different silhouette. It may be an expression of gender identity or used for costuming purposes. While tight breast binding creates a flatter silhouette, it can cause shortness of breath, ......[Read More]
Which Countries Still Use CFC Inhalers?

Which Countries Still Use CFC Inhalers?

In 1987, many countries signed the Montreal Protocol. This was an international agreement that attempted to ban and/or limit the production of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). CFCs are industrial compounds that damage the ozone layer. They were found in most aerosol sprays and in many of the major asthma......[Read More]
Care of an Insect Sting-Related Information

Care of an Insect Sting-Related Information

Insect Bites and Stings and Spider Bites .........[Read More]
Mortality in Elderly Gen Surg Patients With 'DNR' Orders

Mortality in Elderly Gen Surg Patients With 'DNR' Orders

Does DNR status affect surgical outcomes?......[Read More]
Laser Therapy for Healing Wounds

Laser Therapy for Healing Wounds

Laser therapy has healed many patients' wounds without invasive surgery. The lasers' pulses of light help increase blood flow, making this a popular form of healing. Many medical specialists use this therapy to treat and heal a wide variety of conditions.......[Read More]
Patient Care Representative Salary in North Carolina

Patient Care Representative Salary in North Carolina

Job duties for a patient care representative in North Carolina center on assisting patients in obtaining service and serving as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient, including family members. The U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET site notes that the job title can be interchanged ......[Read More]
First Aid for Chemical Burns-Topic Overview

First Aid for Chemical Burns-Topic Overview

Note : If a chemical has been swallowed that may be a poison or may cause burning in the throat and esophagus,call your local Poison Control Center or the National Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) immediately for information on treatment. When you call the Poison Control Center,have the .........[Read More]
What Is A Third-Degree Burn?

What Is A Third-Degree Burn?

A third-degree burn is the most severe type of burn. It causes full loss of skin thickness and goes down to the tissue layers beneath the skin. This type of burn requires immediate medical attention to prevent further damage.......[Read More]
When to Call the Doctor for Sun Poisoning?

When to Call the Doctor for Sun Poisoning?

Sun poisoning is the most severe form of sunburn. Most individuals have experienced a sunburn during there lifetimes, often during recreational activities. Caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, frequent overexposure to UV radiation is linked with an increased susceptibi......[Read More]
Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Preventing Falls at Home

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Preventing Falls at Home

For people with osteopenia or osteoporosis, falls are especially scary. But many falls are also preventable. Here’s how to avoid falls where they happen most: at home.......[Read More]
How to Heal Burns on the Skin

How to Heal Burns on the Skin

Burns on the skin can be effectively treated at home if they are minor, but major burns need immediate medical attention. According to the Mayo Clinic, first degree burns--where only the outer layer of the skin is damaged--and second degree burns that are smaller than three inches in diameter can be......[Read More]
Is a Post-discharge Clinic in Your Hospital's Future?

Is a Post-discharge Clinic in Your Hospital's Future?

Hospitalists expect timely, informative handoffs to primary-care physicians once a patient's hospital stay is over. But what if a discharged patient can't get in to see the PCP, or doesn't have one?......[Read More]
How to Get Certified for Jewelry Appraisal

How to Get Certified for Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry appraisers evaluate the worth of jewelry for jewelry retailers, private clients and museums or galleries. They work independently, manage their own firms or work full-time for a shop or gallery. They typically cultivate an intimate familiarity with one or more styles or periods of jewelry, r......[Read More]
Basics of CPR

Basics of CPR

It is vital that you understand how to react if you are faced with someone who suddenly collapses and stops breathing. In such cases, having a thorough knowledge of CPR and how to administer it can help save lives by restoring breathing and blood circulation until proper advanced medical life suppor......[Read More]
Level C CPR Certification

Level C CPR Certification

Worldwide, there are several different levels of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification available. In Canada, these levels are classified as Level A, B, C and HCP. Level C CPR certification is the standard for professional rescuers, including police, firefighters, first responders, workpl......[Read More]
What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

The type of fire extinguisher you need depends on the environment in which the fire may occur. Each of the five classes of fire extinguisher is designed to put a specific type of fire, for instance, a grease fire or an electrical fire, using a different chemical combination. The most common type, th......[Read More]
Trauma Airway Management

Trauma Airway Management

What are the best strategies for airway management in the trauma patient? This review provides some guidance.......[Read More]
How to Prepare an Inverted Cone

How to Prepare an Inverted Cone

The distinctive and shrill sound of a dental drill scares many people away. It is associated with pain and discomfort. Nobody likes the idea of getting a drill pushed into their mouth. If you are going to get your teeth drilled, you might as well make sure it is done right. An inverted cone bur is c......[Read More]
Bowel Preparation in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Bowel Preparation in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Commentary on a study on whether bowel preparation is beneficial to rectal cancer patients undergoing surgery, published in The Annals of Surgery.......[Read More]