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Editor-In-Chief: Jenny Ewen

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Scared to Death

Scared To Death It can actually happen with this rare heart condition.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorOn a busy Sunday evening in the ED, an elderly man came in to be “checked out.” His story was that earlier that day he had been snacking on some peanuts while watching the football game.He choked on some of…

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter When mixing whiskey and hiking leads to the ER.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical DirectorIn the EMS field, it is not uncommon to have to care for intoxicated patients. Alcohol is often a factor in trauma. We sort of kept an informal record of the highest alcohol level we had seen in a patient.…

Hashimoto's Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease This autoimmune disorder is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-Chief Overview Hashimoto’s disease (also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) is classified as an autoimmune disorder since it’s caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid to the point where it becomes damaged. The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland…

ADHD

ADHA Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity that even continues into adulthood.By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-ChiefOverview Most children (and even some adults) occasionally have difficulty focusing. Those who have ADHD continually have problems with concentration, and growing into adulthood doesn’t mean leaving those symptoms behind – the symptoms continue and can even become more severe.  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)…

It's RSV Time Again

It’s RSV Time Again This contagious virus spreads through the air and through surface contact.By Marven Ewen, MDMedical Director Overview It’s that time of year again: winter. With it comes seasonal medical conditions such as viral bronchiolitis. This is a condition common in young infants, usually under the age of one, where the very small…

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma What you should know about a common type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.By Jenny Ewen, BA, NREMTEditor-In-ChiefOverview Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a common type of cancer that involves the lymphatic system. Over 9,000 people (ages 16-34 and over 55) in the US are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma each year. Cancer occurs when…