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In 20-25% of cases, stroke symptoms and signs represent a stroke mimic, such as hypoglycemia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or infection
Young adults with prediabetes were also more likely to have high cholesterol and obesity, the researchers found
Nancy Gabriel’s husband, James, was strapped to a gurney when it rolled off the sidewalk and overturned, causing multiple injuries
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A growing patient population that poses unique challenges and risks to all health care providers
Ambulances are equipped with power-assisted stretchers that lower and lift; the stretchers can handle up to 700 pounds
Being overweight is a threat to our patients, to our health and to our livelihood
Feel better and eat better on every shift by always having snacks, meals and hydration with you
EMTs and paramedics need food that heals, not poisons that harm, while making them feel good at the same time
Emergency response was delayed because a bigger stretcher and ambulance were needed to transport the obese woman
First-of-its-kind research of medics in the U.S. fire service reveals troubling rates of obesity, binge drinking and smokeless tobacco use
Obese patients have an increased pulmonary blood volume that can make ventilation difficult, but there are techniques that can help
As individuals we are entitled to our opinions, but understand the causes of obesity before commenting on it