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What is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and what happens during CPR?

What is CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and what happens during CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. What Happens During CPR? The person giving CPR — called a rescuer — follows three main steps,…

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High blood pressure symptoms and treatments

High blood pressure symptoms and treatments

Hypertension is generally a silent condition. It may take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels severe enough that symptoms become obvious. Even then, these symptoms may be attributed to other issues. Common Symptoms of severe hypertension includes: headaches shortness of breath nosebleeds flushing dizziness chest pain visual changes blood in the urine The best way to…

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Diagnosing Arthritis

Diagnosing Arthritis

Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. He or she will also want to see how well you can move your joints. Depending on the type of arthritis suspected, your doctor may suggest some of the following tests. Laboratory tests The analysis of different types of body fluids can help pinpoint…

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Learn about HIV basics

Learn about HIV basics

What is HIV? HIV is a virus that can make you sick. There is no cure for HIV, but there is treatment. Without HIV treatment, your immune system can become weak and you can become sick with life-threatening illnesses. This is the most serious stage of HIV infection, called AIDS. Anyone can be infected with HIV, no matter: Your age.…

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