Posts Tagged "prevention"

Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness

History of Breast Cancer Awareness As we’re sure many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   We start seeing a lot of pink – from little pink ribbons pinned on our shirts to pink merchandise and Races for a Cure. Did you know the original idea behind bringing awareness to breast cancer actually started with a salmon-colored ribbon? And that the woman behind the salmon-colored ribbon intended it to shed light on the fact that the National Institutes of Health was only contributing 5% of their annual $1.8 billion budget to cancer PREVENTION?   While raising...

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Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Clinic, Health | Comments Off on Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Near Drowning and Secondary Drowning

Do you know what “Near Drowning” looks like? Watch this video and see if you can identify the child that is about to drown before the lifeguard does. Drowning itself is quick and silent, although it may be preceded by distress which is more visible. A person drowning is unable to shout or call for help, or seek attention, as they cannot obtain enough air. The instinctive drowning response is the final set of autonomic reactions in the 20 – 60 seconds before sinking underwater, and to the untrained eye can look similar to calm safe behavior. Lifeguards and other persons...

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