With SuperBowl XLV coming this Sunday, we'd like to bring you the Most Shocking Moment in NFL history.
In 1905 there were 19 fatalities from college and semi-professional football games nationwide. President Theodore Roosevelt threatened to shut down the game if drastic changes were not made. In December of that same year, 62 schools met in New York City to discuss rule changes to make football safer. With that meeting the NCAA was born and the foundation for the modern game of American football was laid. However, football remained a dangerous sport and continues to be, even today. Injuries happen all the time. One of the most shocking injuries in football history happened in 1985 on a Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. In the 2nd quarter, Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann handed the ball off and dropped back, then in a trick play, he received the ball back in a lateral behind the line of scrimmage. He had the ball with the intention to pass, but was caught in a web of Giant's linebackers, when Lawrence Taylor made a quick move and sacked Theismann.
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The pulse oximeter is an easy to use, non-invasive piece of medical equipment which measures blood oxygen levels. Pulse oximeters are particularly useful in emergency rooms and in emergency situations where a quick, consistent blood oxygen percentage is needed. Pulse oximetry in its present form was developed in the mid 70s. Prior to its introduction, a patient's oxygenation could only be determined by an arterial blood gas measurement; a single-point measurement that takes a few minutes of processing by a laboratory.
As computers and light emitting technology advanced in the 80s, pulse oximeters became smaller, more accurate and increasingly more affordable for medical facilities and professionals. By 1987, the standard of care for the administration of a general anesthetic in the United States included pulse oximetry. From the operating room the use of pulse oximetry rapidly spread throughout the hospital, first to the recovery room and then into the various intensive care units. Pulse oximetry was found to be useful for monitoring oxygen percentages in newborns far easier than invasive methods. What can pulse oximeters do for you?
Scientists in Singapore, the land of corporal punishment, high finance, and now 'sneeze travel research' are studying the transmission of flus by means of mirrors and high-speed cameras. The scientists are observing people's expectoration of water droplets while coughing and sneezing.
Often customers or casual web surfers will send us questions, via Facebook, Twitter, or email about medical equipment and supplies. Since we're not doctors, we can't offer you specific health advice. If you're really concerned, you should always consult a health professional. But, we're here to help, so without further ado, here's another QuickMedical Question, with an answer, from an emailer who writes:
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In 2011, everyone's a fitness guru. Got a website and a fitness idea? You're a guru. Got a TV show?You don't need one-- just start a YouTube channel. Fitness fads are everywhere. Most are pretty silly. Shake Weight and Tony Little are prime offenders, but there's an inherent goofiness about fitness fads, in general, maybe because no matter what you're eating or lifting, or how healthy you are, some day, you're going to die. Paraphrasing a great Chris Rock joke, what's your sign? Taurus. You're gonna die. Sagittarius? You're gonna die. But this isn't upsetting news; it's the great leveler. It makes everyone truly equal, finally. It makes every day, every minute, every second, even that much more important.
Fitness gurus might still have existed without Jack LaLanne, but they certainly wouldn't be as entertaining without his example. Who was Jack LaLanne and what did he mean for the world of health, and medical equipment and supplies?
Red Cross instructor Amber Fesmire is the director of the Noble Activity Center at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. She was featured in a recent blog by Cardiac Science. In the blog post she relates the story of a fateful day at the activity center pool, where she teaches a life-guarding class for the community and for students who work at the pool. The class features many life-saving techniques, including how to use defibrillators. On this particular day, she had to use her training not just to teach, but to save a life.
January is National Blood Donor Month. The available blood supply is usually short during the winter months because of holiday travel, inclement weather and illness. January is historically a particularly difficult month for blood donations. With that in mind, January has been named National Blood Donor Month to raise awareness that the need for blood donation does not take a holiday. As FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy said in a recent press release, if donations are down, the need for blood isn't.
"Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and approximately 40,000 units of red blood are needed every day," said Murphy. "Donating blood is a safe, life-saving and selfless gift that enhances the level of preparedness for each and every community in this nation."
Only three in every 100 Americans donate blood. In an emergency situation, blood is as essential to emergency responders as emergency medical supplies.
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Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple and technology wizard, has publicly announced a leave of absence from his duties at Apple. Jobs is considered the brains behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices which have changed the way of life for computer users in the 21st century. His battle with pancreatic cancer has been public, but only in the form of conjecture and rumor. The reasons for his medical leave of absence are not listed on documents as pancreatic cancer.
Jobs is famously private and very mysterious. Jobs is truly a quirky character. He has been known to respond randomly to customer service emails sent to Apple. In a famous exchange with a college journalism student Jobs wrote tersely in response to a media request that: 'Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry.' Yes, a little short, but he is a busy guy, I'm sure. Quirkiness aside, privacy is important to Jobs, too. However, because of his high profile, should he publicize his battle with cancer to draw attention to finding a cure?
A Cornell professor named Dr. Daryl J. Bem will release an article in a respected psychology journal this year which will describe strong evidence for the existence of Extra-Sensory Perception. Just like Dr. Venkman in Ghostbusters, Dr. Bem has been testing college students on their ability to predict future random events. He claims his study proves ESP exists and that there are some individuals who are 'more able' to predict the future. If ESP exists, though, what accounts for the existence of Las Vegas and sports betting?