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What is a ‘Brain Attack’?

Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are caused by a rupture of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke) or thromboembolism (ischemic stroke) in the Circle of Willis (blood supply for the brain). This occlusion or rupture ultimately leads to a lack of blood and subsequently reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the tissue distally to the […]

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What is Hypoglycemia?

Causes of the Condition: Hypoglycemia is a clinical syndrome where low plasma glucose concentrations lead to signs and symptoms which can be completely resolved when plasma glucose concentration is increased. There are several causes depending on whether the patient is diabetic or non-diabetic. Diabetic patients require manual administration of insulin subcutaneously to keep blood sugar […]

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The Top 5 First AID Myths

First Aid is a subject which everyone should have at least some idea about. After all, someone close to you, could be the next person to require help in an emergency situation. Here is a list of five common fallacies in First Aid treatment: 1. “If someone is having a seizure I should put something […]

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