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Frostbite

When an individual is exposed to very cold temperatures, the skin and the underlying tissues can freeze, resulting to frostbite. The commonly affected areas by frostbite include the feet, hands, ears and nose. Once skin appears whitish or grayish-yellow, very cold to the touch and has a hard or waxy feel, it indicates frostbite. In some […]

An emergency approach on biologic weapons of terror

Although biologic weapons of terror including chemical and radiologic in nature are not everyday agents, these formidable weapons of mass destruction can is becoming an increasing reality wherein health care workers should be constantly prepared in the likelihood of a terror attack using weapons of terror. Biologic weapons are weapons that spread diseases among the […]

First Aid for Tick Bites

Ticks are small insects that affect the host by transmitting bacteria causing fatal diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease.  The severity of a tick bite ranges from minor, self-treatable conditions to harmful conditions that require immediate medical attention. A person’s chances of incurring disease depend on where he lives, how often he visits […]