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What to do when someone is unconscious

When someone becomes unconscious, it is essential to know what to do. Some simple first aid steps, such as checking their vitals and for signs of serious injury, can help a person until the emergency services arrive. If a person is not…

What is trauma to the breast?

Traumatic breast injury can be the result of anything that causes damage to the breast tissue. Most traumatic breast injuries do not cause significant side effects, but rare complications can include severe bleeding. No research suggests…

What to know about brain hypoxia

Brain hypoxia is a form of hypoxia or oxygen deficiency affecting the brain. It occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen even though blood is still flowing. When oxygen supply is totally cut off, it is called brain anoxia.Brain…

Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on a person's chest. It is often used during the treatment of lung cancer.This article looks at the various uses of a thoracotomy, how the procedure works, and what the outlook is after…

Blood transfusions: Is there a limit?

Although blood transfusions can be lifesaving, can they be done too often? Is there a limit to how many blood transfusions a person can have? The answer to both questions is no.A blood transfusion is a common medical procedure. A…

What causes Fournier’s gangrene?

Fournier's gangrene is a sometimes life-threatening form of necrotizing fasciitis that affects the genital, perineal, or perianal regions of the body.Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious condition that kills soft tissues, often quickly,…

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