By: Paul Lines
Blood is vital to our life. Replacing blood lost as a result of an accident, or during a life saving operation, can make the difference between life and death to someone. This option is only available to medical staff if we donate our blood to...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: Perry McCarney
The physical side of what occurs when we sleep is comparatively easy to understand. Although the specifics of what occurs at a molecular level is not fully known, the general physiological circumstances are understood. Our bodies slow down or suspend their aware-state responsive activities and...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
As you are reading this article somebody in this country will be needing a blood transfusion. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds a blood donation is needed due to accidents, burns, heart surgery, organ transplants, women with child birth complications, newborns and...
By: Val Ashton
If you got in a terrible accident and lost a lot of blood, do you expect that whatever hospital the ambulance brings you to will have blood to give you? Hopefully. The reality is that most people who can give blood, don't give blood. Donating...
By: Susan Quilty
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Blood donation is needed to save the lives of people who are in accidents, those who need surgery, or who have serious illnesses, such as cancer or hemophilia. When...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: Marla Hansen
Sleep is not only about rest. Sleep is about survival. That's correct, without enough sleep you die. This has been proven through studies although scientists aren't exactly sure why. Most of us need between seven and eight hours of sleep each night. Without those all...
By: Cj Casuto
I wish I wasn't such an expert on this topic. Unfortunately I am. When I got out of the military and had my heart attack, it was essential that I become expert on how to recover after surgery. Along with my heart attack, I had...
Attack of the genetic sheep: How not to over-react to scientific advances
By: Effie Moore Salem
How to react to scientific advances that are morally wrong Overly reacting to science and its quirkiness is questionable at best, but sometimes it is so far out, protesters must protest. Hopefully, the world will learn to wait and see without getting too involved...
By: John McDevitt
People and institutions react with their emotions when confronted with changes that turn their world view on it's head. Irrational fear colors judgment and drives people to overreact to scientific advances. Look what the Roman Catholic Church did to Galileo. The only reason they didn't...
Is Euthanasia Ethical or Unethical
By: Olivia Bredbenner
It is most important to understand that, for the critically ill in the health care environment, the state of the art focus is on keeping the patients alive, and in most cases not letting them die. In the acute care area of a health care...

 

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