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Snake bite basics

There are two types of snakes – venomous and non-venomous. It is important to remember that venomous snake bites are often life-threatening that requires immediate medical attention. Non-venomous snake bites, however, still need first aid assistance because it the victim could become at risk for infection. Although most North American snakes are non-venomous, there are exceptions to these including the ratt ...

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Emergency Conditions: Knowing what a ruptured spleen is

Spleen is an organ that helps in the filtration of blood through removal of damaged or old platelets and blood cells. Although it is not a critical organ that helps sustain life, it has immunological functions necessary for the destruction of infection and other foreign bodies by producing antibodies. A ruptured spleen is considered as an emergency medical condition, because once it bleeds severely, it coul ...

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