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You are correct that this happens. It is infrequent (there are not "many", as you say, compared to true deaths), but it occasionally happens that someone - even in a hospital - is thought to be dead when they are not actually dead. In one of your stories, the girl was presumed to be brain dead, not dead. So strike that one. Hypothermia is a beast all unto ...


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All models are wrong, but some are useful. The same is true for the body mass index. In general, people with a higher BMI have a higher chance of getting obesity-related illnesses than those with a BMI in the 18-25 range. But of course, there are exceptions like the one you mention. That's no reason to discard the entire BMI, because it does work in many ...


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Disclaimer anongoodnurse has provided an excellent answer mostly based on the U.S. I will focus on Germany and European countries to provide you with a broader view of the topic. If you should live in the U.S., this will still matter to you as the medical aspects behind my answer remain the same in the U.S. Obligatory Disclaimer: I am not a ...


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[TLDR: The gradient coils.] That is a great question. There are three parts to an MRI machine: main magnetic field (1.5 Tesla, 3 Tesla etc), gradient coil system and radio-frequency coil. The main magnetic field is static, meaning is doesn't change. Once the technician has "ramped up" the scanner, it will not change. It doesn't get shut down at all. ...


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8th Month is ~ 32 Weeks, pregnancy is usually ~40 weeks Up to 15 weeks' gestation, suction-aspiration or vacuum aspiration are the most common surgical methods of induced abortion. (Healthwise, 2004) Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) consists of removing the fetus or embryo, placenta, and membranes by suction using a manual syringe, while electric vacuum ...


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Kendrick Extrication Devices (KED) are used during extrications (Such as in automobiles) where space is limited, and a backboard can't be used safely. Generally the mnemonic for securing the straps is My Baby Looks Hot Tonight. Middle Body (Torso) Legs Head Top It is to be noted, that recently in the US, the recommended order is My Baby Looks Totally Hot, ...


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From PsyD to PhD to MSW to MFT and others, psychotherapists have a wide variety of backgrounds, education, exposures, experiences, philosophies, and approaches to treatment. Much more so than most other treatments, there is a lot of diversity in how they treat patients. I have asked a similar question to our psychology faculty, as patients sometimes ...


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I would encourage you to get seen by a healthcare professional for testing/advice. This could be from your family doctor or at a walk-in clinic. There might also be a sexual health center near you that can offer testing, advice, and counseling services. Everything would be confidential and should be judgement free (if you feel like you are being judged you ...


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Dentures: In general, there are two kinds of removable denture: Complete and Partial, indicating whether the denture replaces all or only some of the teeth. Purposes: Restore or improve masticatory function (eating) Restore or improve phonetics (speech) Restore or improve esthetics (smile and appearance) Keep in mind that the patient will need time to ...


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Let's not conflate two different problems with BMI here. One the one hand you can have a low body fat percentage and still have a high BMI, but that only applies to body builders who exercise at a near professional level. Such a person will not get wrongly diagnosed by his or her doctor of being overweight. So, this shouldn't be a problem, however, as Carey ...


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As well as any other measurements it doesn't say much on it's own. You need to use it along with other personal details (and measurements) to get some meaning of it. One of the problems with BMI is that muscle weighs more than fat, so athletes (specially the ones that practise sports that rely on strength) tends to break the BMI meaning. It work well in ...


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Through the collective experience of observing millions of deaths, we have arrived at the following indicators of irrecoverable death, each one a more final proof than the previous: Respiratory arrest (no breathing) Cardiac arrest (no pulse) Pallor mortis, paleness which happens in the 15–120 minutes after death Livor mortis, a settling of the blood in the ...


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