Police officers in the suburban city of Costa Mesa responded to an innocuous call about an illegally parked car on a city street. Approaching the car, the officers were hit by a terrible odor. Inside the car was the mummified corpse of a woman. She had been slowly, naturally embalming over the last 10 months. The owner of the car was contacted by police and questioned. A strange story of friendship, beyond the grave emerged.
More Americans who have high blood pressure now know they have high blood pressure, according to the CDC. But the question is... why?
More gross news. An old Asian tradition-- the Garra Rufa fish massage has made its way to America. If you're looking to change up your typical trip to the masseuse or occupational therapist, or if you are afflicted with psoriasis or eczema on your feet, forget the dermatologist, you might want to meet the flesh eating doctor fish.
History hasn't been kind to Uganda. The small, land-locked country in East Africa was artificially created as a colony by the British in the late 19th century with colonial exploitation basically making a big mess of things there for the last 100 years. Uganda has weathered wars, famines, genocides, dictators, and epidemic diseases. The epidemic diseases in Uganda have been particularly cruel. Most recently, a horrific disease called Tungiasis has afflicted more than 20,000 Ugandans in the past 2 months. The disease causes the body's extremities to rot away from the inside. What causes the horrific rotting disease? You might not want to know; it actually gets worse.
A recent Yahoo News report states, "As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050."
"The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 10 have diabetes now, but the number could grow to 1 in 5 or even 1 in 3 by mid-century if current trends continue."
"This is alarming," said Ann Albright, director of the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation.
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The American Heart Association recommends that the three steps of CPR be rearranged.
A-B-C-- airway, breathing, and compression, has been replaced with C-A-B-- compression, airway, and breathing.
The first step is now doing chest compressions instead of first establishing the airway and then doing mouth to mouth. The new guidelines apply to adults, children, and infants, excluding newborns.
"By starting with chest compressions, that's easy to remember, and for many victims that alone will be lifesaving," says Michael R. Sayre, MD, chair of the emergency cardiovascular care committee for the American Heart Association and co-author of the executive summary of the 2010 AHA guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.
A new study released by the Journal of Applied Microbiology cautions against sharing touch screens with others during flu season.
"If you're sharing the device, then you're sharing your influenza with someone else who touches it," Timothy Julian, the Stanford doctoral student who co-authored the study, told The Sacramento Bee.
Everyone knows that if you touch things with germs on them, you have a greater risk at ingesting those germs. New technology is quickly becoming touch based, and many people use these touch based technologies, all day long. Electronic airport kiosks, movie ticket kiosks, ATM machines, and train ticket vendors are all touch screen and all public. Few of us think about washing our hands after buying a bus ticket or using the ATM, but considering all the touching going on, it might not be a bad idea.
Summer is over and the end of year rituals begin. The kick-off to the holiday season is Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday, because of the costumes. Who doesn't want to pretend to be someone else for a night? While we're not a costume store, there are several items on the QuickMedical website that might be perfect for your Halloween get-up.
October has brought us some unexpectedly nice weather. Last week we were lucky enough to enjoy a sunny, clear day in the 60s during our annual Government Sales BBQ . CEO Scott (right) and Government Sales Director Tom(left) cooked up some tasty steak and bratwurst, along with some root beer and real beer to quench our thirst, from our favorite local brewery--Snoqualmie Brewery. The weather was so fantastic we couldn't help but haul the chairs outside and sit on the patio of our parking lot. Good times! Click ahead for more pics and the happenings of QuickMedical including a wedding!