What Is Angina?

Angina, known formally as angina pectoris, is a condition where the heart is not receiving enough blood, resulting in chest pain. The name angina pectoris translates roughly from Latin as [...]

CPR in the News

In Adelaide, Australia, a 37-year old man named Adam Carpenter was participating in a charity bike ride when he began to feel symptoms of cardiac arrest and collapsed at the side of the road. [...]

Choking Quiz!

Even if you’ve been educated on what to do if a person is choking, that knowledge can fade or become muddled over time. Here’s a quick true or false quiz on how to respond if someone [...]

A New Year

What EMTs and Paramedics Do EMTs and paramedics use special equipment, including backboards and restraints, to immobilize patients and secure them in the ambulance for transport. Emergency [...]


Fibromyalgia, which is sometimes referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, is a controversial disorder of the central nervous system. The unique name, which combines Latin and Greek, translates to [...]

What Is Pancreatitis?

To understand what pancreatitis is, you first have to understand what the pancreas is, and what its function in the body is. The pancreas is an organ located between the stomach and the [...]