Medical

25 May E-Cigarette Explosions

Call them what you will – electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) they are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with a variety of flavorings and other chemicals to users in vapor instead of smoke. Now a $2.2 billion industry, e--cigarette use...

18 May Burns in the Workplace

Burns are a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 265,000 deaths annually. In the United States, burn injuries are second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The majority of these burns occur in...

03 May An Introduction to Fourth Degree Burns

Fourth degree burns are the most serious, insidious, and life-threatening of all burns. In order to understand their complexities, we must first understand the structure of each layer of skin. It is also important to know how all burns are classified - both by the...

17 Apr How to Identify and Respond to a Burn Infection

Not surprisingly, infection is the most common complication and leading cause of death in burn victims. Weighing a scant six pounds, 20 square feet of skin covers the average human body. Skin is one of the body’s largest, heaviest, and most hard-working organs. It is...

30 Mar About Scars

Body image is a subjective, complex concept involving many different perceptions. These assessments include: how you see yourself; how you feel about various aspects of your body (weight and shape for example); how you compare yourself to others; and how you think others see you....