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Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

It’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Day — be sure to thank your local first responders! And keep reading for my top five sources for health information for you and your kids.

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Misdemeanor? What misdemeanor?

Certain elements of America are famous (or rather infamous) for romanticizing the 1950’s. Personally, I wasn’t alive then but I doubt it was as great a time as nostalgia makes it out to be, especially for anyone who wasn’t white, but I digress. The point I am trying to make here is that there IS at least one thing that era did a decent job at, and to see it, you need look no further than the header image of this post. Yes, I am talking about response to infectious disease.

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Introducing: Dramatic Abdominal Stab Wounds

Have you ever wondered how the protagonist in a show or movie doesn’t die in spite of being stabbed (or shot, exploded, etc.) brutally while dramatic music plays in the background?  Maybe you just figured it was artistic license (you’re probably not entirely wrong). However, there is another explanation to be found. Readers, may I introduce to you: the Dramatic Abdominal Stab Wound.

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