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Older couples unable to escape wildfires embrace a last time - Merced Sun-Star

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:30

Merced Sun-Star

Older couples unable to escape wildfires embrace a last time
Merced Sun-Star
The oldest victim — 100-year-old World War II veteran Charles Rippey, who used a walker — is believed to have been trying to make it to his 98-year-old wife, Sara, who had limited mobility after a stroke. Their caretaker barely escaped alive before ...

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Rescue plans transition to advanced life support - Wahoo Newspaper

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:06

Wahoo Newspaper

Rescue plans transition to advanced life support
Wahoo Newspaper
With the additional training, members can declare a stroke, cardiac or trauma alert for a patient, administer cardiac drugs, provide overdose or shock management and do other types of advanced airway procedures. They can also start CPR and ...

Will High-Tech Skin Put an End to Needle Sticks for Diabetes? - NBCNews.com

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:46

NBCNews.com

Will High-Tech Skin Put an End to Needle Sticks for Diabetes?
NBCNews.com
... iron, bilirubin, and liver and kidney enzymes as well as glucose. A gentle vibration, ring, or flash would alert wearers when levels got out of whack — and possibly alert their doctors or caregivers. The system Wu is developing might even be able ...

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A stroke of good fortune | Health and Fitness | journalstar.com - Lincoln Journal Star

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:45

Lincoln Journal Star

A stroke of good fortune | Health and Fitness | journalstar.com
Lincoln Journal Star
We begin with apologies to all of my Facebook followers. You three kind souls can sit this one out if you like, since you know the story from a recent.

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Lawsuit claims late ambulance caused man's death - Albuquerque Journal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:02

Lawsuit claims late ambulance caused man's death
Albuquerque Journal
The ambulance got on the radio with Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, which the suit says “held itself out” to be a full-service hospital, to alert it about the incoming patient with a possible stroke. But the hospital diverted the ambulance ...

Remembering Petey, the 'Super Beagle' - Rappahannock News

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:54

Rappahannock News

Remembering Petey, the 'Super Beagle'
Rappahannock News
Petey made all manner of friends, like the feral kitty named Black Kitty. She and Petey spent many a day hunting together in the vast pastures and woods. Black Kitty was fearful of any human contact, rarely would she let me hold her or stroke her silky ...

Study: Risk factors on rise among people with stroke - EurekAlert (press release)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:03

Study: Risk factors on rise among people with stroke
EurekAlert (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS - Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke. The study is ...

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New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments - EurekAlert (press release)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:15

New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments
EurekAlert (press release)
A new University of Liverpool study, published today in Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors. Approximately 65% of acute stroke survivors have visual impairment which typically relates to ...

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Heart disease tears couples apart in Novo Nordisk's new awareness ads - FiercePharma

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:14

FiercePharma

Heart disease tears couples apart in Novo Nordisk's new awareness ads
FiercePharma
Novo Nordisk launched a new awareness campaign to alert people with Type 2 diabetes about cardiovascular disease risks. ... The other pointed out that the risk of heart attack or stroke is up to four times greater for people with diabetes. Both ads ...

Massive stroke strikes Astoria man, wife's fast action saves him from paralysis - KATU

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:10

KATU

Massive stroke strikes Astoria man, wife's fast action saves him from paralysis
KATU
While doctors in Astoria worked on him, a stroke alert went out to Portland's OHSU's Dr. Stewart Weber. In minutes, Weber was on the telemedicine robot screen in Paapke's room making his assessment. “The patient was sitting there, and it was obvious he ...

Steady surge in temperature enhances chances of heat stroke - The Nation

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 21:34

Steady surge in temperature enhances chances of heat stroke
The Nation
KARACHI - With no respite against rising temperature, that reached 40 degrees Tuesday with almost negligible change in the day and night temperatures, citizens remained at high risk to suffer from heat stroke. The situation is expected to persist for ...

Hours before his death, veteran finally honored for his service while surrounded by family at Nebraska hospital - Omaha World-Herald

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:57

Omaha World-Herald

Hours before his death, veteran finally honored for his service while surrounded by family at Nebraska hospital
Omaha World-Herald
Beasing, a retired truck driver, suffered a major stroke at his home in Rock Port on Aug. 5. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical ... Beasing couldn't talk, and the right side of his body was paralyzed because of the stroke. But he was conscious and alert.

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Hours before his death, veteran finally honored for his service while surrounded by family at Nebraska hospital - Omaha World-Herald

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:57

Omaha World-Herald

Hours before his death, veteran finally honored for his service while surrounded by family at Nebraska hospital
Omaha World-Herald
Beasing, a retired truck driver, suffered a major stroke at his home in Rock Port on Aug. 5. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical ... Beasing couldn't talk, and the right side of his body was paralyzed because of the stroke. But he was conscious and alert.

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Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs | EurekAlert ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:05

Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs | EurekAlert ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than ...

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New app to help send data on stroke patients - ZAWYA

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:20

ZAWYA

New app to help send data on stroke patients
ZAWYA
On the way, the paramedics will use the app to send the patient's ECG and brain scan to the hospital and alert the emergency doctor, neurologist, stroke specialist and interventionist to be ready to receive the patient. This app will help align the DHA ...

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New app to help send data on stroke patients - gulfnews.com

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:00

gulfnews.com

New app to help send data on stroke patients
gulfnews.com
On the way, the paramedics will use the app to send the patient's ECG and brain scan to the hospital and alert the emergency doctor, neurologist, stroke specialist and interventionist to be ready to receive the patient. This app will help align the DHA ...

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Emergency imposed in Karachi hospitals after heatwave alert - SAMAA TV News Pakistan

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:45

SAMAA TV News Pakistan

Emergency imposed in Karachi hospitals after heatwave alert
SAMAA TV News Pakistan
Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has imposed emergency in all the hospitals which run under the municipal corporation and has also instructed the medical facilities to make their heat stroke wards operational. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had ...

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11 hurt as 'road traffic accident' in London sparks terror alert - Belfast Telegraph

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:33

Belfast Telegraph

11 hurt as 'road traffic accident' in London sparks terror alert
Belfast Telegraph
... after three “gunshot-like” bangs rang out a few seconds before the cyclist was struck. Ms Parry said: “It looked at first as if the driver had lost control, but as I walked past I couldn't see anyone in (the car) so if the driver had had a medical ...
Natural History Museum crash 'not terror-related'BBC News

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Hospitals put on high alert to combat expected heatwave | Pakistan ... - Pakistan Today

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:55

Pakistan Today

Hospitals put on high alert to combat expected heatwave | Pakistan ...
Pakistan Today
Sindh Health Department has put all government hospitals of Karachi on high alert to counter expected heatwave emergency like situation following moderate ...

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Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds - EurekAlert (press release)

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:18

Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds
EurekAlert (press release)
Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It occurs when a vessel that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked, often by a blood clot. IV alteplase was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for acute ...