Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The heart plays a key role in the cardiovascular system. As a muscular organ, its main function is to help circulate blood throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues and [...]

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a very important skill to possess in the community because it could be life saving at any time. Most community members have never been in a situation where they [...]

What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Most people only hear about deep vein thrombosis while reading the safety materials on a commercial flight, but it’s a potentially life-threatening condition that affects about 1 in 1000 [...]

All About Oncology

If you or someone near to you has experienced a cancers diagnosis, you’re already familiar with the term oncology. If not, here’s a brief overview of what oncology means, and how [...]

When to Use Ice and Heat

Ice and heat have long been used to treat maladies, from mild conditions such as sore muscles, to injuries such as sprains. But if you use the wrong one, you could actually be causing more harm [...]

Tips for Safe Travel

Vacation season is almost here, and for some of us, that means road trips. Road trips can be fun or grueling, but above all you want to keep them safe. Here are some tips to keep your highway [...]

History of CPR

It may surprise you to learn that CPR is a relatively new innovation in medical science, and one that is flexible, to allow new advances to replace outdated techniques. Here’s a brief [...]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that you may be familiar with in terms of name, but you may not know the particulars. Here is an abbreviated overview of multiple sclerosis (hereby shortened to [...]

Information About Fevers

As flu season flares up, so do fevers. There are different causes for fevers, and plenty of misinformation surrounding those causes and remedies. Here’s a quick guide to refresh your [...]

Why Is CPR Important?

If you’ve never saved a life using CPR, you may wonder why it seems so important to not only learn it in the first place, but to keep your skill set fresh. CPR is dormant knowledge, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

What Is Radiology?

From time to time we like to feature other medical careers and opportunities that our clients and customers have expressed interest in. Radiology is the medical practice of using imagery such as [...]

What Is a Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomy is, in layman’s terms, bloodletting. Translated from Greek it means ‘to cut a vein’. A phlebotomist, therefore, is someone trained in bloodletting, or (more likely) [...]

What Is Thyroid Disease?

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are both thyroid conditions wherein the thyroid is either underactive or overactive, respectively. An easy way to remember which is which: HYPERthyroidism is [...]

Holiday Heart Syndrome

Holiday Heart Syndrome might seem like a euphemism for generosity, but in fact it’s a potentially dangerous heart condition brought about by excess consumption of alcohol. In layman’s [...]

A Healthier Halloween

With Halloween around the corner, and the supermarkets stuffed full of candy, you know it’s coming: the tidal wave of sugary treats that your children will bring in to your house by the [...]

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life threatening drug reaction that causes the body to have too much serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells. Cause Serotonin syndrome most often occurs [...]

Cushing’s Syndrome

From the Mayo Clinic Definition Cushing’s syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time. The most common cause of Cushing’s [...]

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Definition Sick sinus syndrome is the name for a group of heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) in which the sinus node — the heart’s natural pacemaker — doesn’t work properly. The [...]