Cochlear implantation has long been a surgical method to help patients with intense to profound hearing loss experience improved hearing. A cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to facilitate hearing. The implant uses both microphones and receivers, combined with electrical devices to tr
Emergency nursing is unique among all nursing specialties. Unlike other nursing specialties, emergency nursing is not limited to specific body systems, diseases, age groups or populations. With their special blend of general and specific health care knowledge, emergency nurses rapidly assess and tre
Every family should have a kit for emergencies. The items can be stored in a medium to large plastic storage bin with a cover. Each family will have different items in their emergency kit, based on the needs of the family. Some families use two or three bins for an emergency kit, plus a case of bott
Aconitum napellus is a subspecies of the aconite, a perennial plant that grows in mountainous regions of Europe and Central Asia. Also referred to as monk's hood, it is used homeopathically to treat symptoms of intense anxiety and fear, eye and ear infections, cold symptoms, arthritic and rheumatic
DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, refers to blood clot formation in a deep vein, usually in the calf or thigh. You may be at risk for DVT if you have surgery, especially if the procedure is on your lower extremities. Factors that may contribute to DVT are advancing age, smoking, obesity, prior history o
Even a minor fender bender can cause serious damage to the cars involved or result in injuries to passengers. If you happen to be involved in a fender bender, there are a few things you should do to make sure that everyone is safe and that you are in compliance with all local laws.