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Legionellosis caused by the Legionella pneumophila bacterium, occurs in two forms. The first one is a kind of pneumonia and is the serious type of the two. the second one is a less serious form known as Pontiac fever. During a convention of the American Legion in 1976, there was an outbreak of an unusual […]

Sports Related Injuries

A lot of people participate in sports whether it is recreational or competitive are at high risk of acquiring sports related injuries. Recreational athletes tend to push themselves beyond the level of their physical conditioning and incur injuries as a result of extreme exertion and physical stress. On the other hand  professional athletes despite their […]

High Altitude: Illnesses, First Aid Management and Sickness Prevention

Illnesses, First Aid Management and Sickness Prevention High altitude pertains to anything greater than 8,000 feet above sea level and because of the decreased oxygen molecules per breath, can lead to illnesses. High altitude refers to great heights above sea level. Altitude can be defined as High (8,000 – 12,000 feet [2,438 – 3,658 meters]), […]

Cardiac Arrest – Essential First Aid Techniques That Can Save Lives

Cardiac arrest kills thousands of people each year. But did you know that providing proper first aid for cardiac arrest can help prevent these deaths and complications? Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency wherein the heart suddenly stops beating. It can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone (although some people are at higher risk). Certain medical […]