EMS COMMUNITY

STROKE

A stroke is a "brain attack". It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.

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DID YOU KNOW.......

There are many types of strokes.

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DIABETES

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).

DID YOU KNOW.......

There are many types of Diabetes

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UNIVERSITY AIR CARE

As a result of the increasing number of high-acuity, critically ill/injured patients, air and ground medical transport has become a necessary extension of hospital services.

HEART ATTACK

Your heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely.

DID YOU KNOW.......

There are many types of heart attacks.

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PEDIATRICS

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. A medical doctor who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician

HEAT EMERGENCIES

Heat-related emergencies occur when a person's body is unable to cool itself through sweating and heat loss into the air. It is most common when a person becomes dehydrated, and there is high temperature with high humidity and no breeze. The people most at risk are those who work or exercise outdoors in the heat, such as athletes, laborers, and soldiers, or those who have poor tolerance to heat, such as the elderly, the very young, alcoholics, or people who are obese or have medical problems.

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