Monday, November 30, 2009

Who was Saint Nicholas? Saint day is December 6th


Who was Saint Nicholas? Why do People Celebrate him December 6th?

Saint Nicholas is the main "gift giver" in many places of the world.
His feast day is Dec.6th; the main day he gives gifts. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings for the children. Children in Europe are often interviewed to see if they are following the Saint's good example on his birthday.
the original Saint Nicholas was born in Patara, Turkey to wealthy parents. Unfortunately, they died when Saint Nicholas was a mere boy. He decided to follow taht Christian rule:"sell what you own and give it to the poor". He gave to all sorts of people in need who were ill, needy, and suffering.
He developed a reputation for giving in the region...He was made Bishop of Myra.
the Roman Emperor Diocletian exiled and imprisoned Saint Nicholas.
What do you make of Saint Nicholas?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Intercool Therapies Save Lives

June 23, 2008

University of Arizona News

This article says that therapeutic cooling is being used at the University Medical Center to prevent brain damage in cardiac arrest patients.
Dr. Sanders says it has been highly succesfulfor patients whose hearts have stopped due to sudden cardiac arrests and keeps a pulse.

Miracle on Ice: Freezing time to Save Lives

Google MSNBC
Miracle on Ice: Feezing Time to Save Lives
Mikel Jollett has interviewed Physicians and he says hyperhermia slows cell death in stroke, head and trauma patients.
in this paper, Dr. Steinberg at Stanford University says that the patient normally starts surgery at 91.4 Fahrenheit temperature with this procedure and for major surgery, such as a cranial bypass, drilling into the skull and exposing arteries, this prevents damage for 30 to 40 minutes.
This is awesome becasue he is preventing the arteries and brain tissue from being damaged.
He says that the main artery from the heart get blocked with a heart attack ; depriving the heart muscle of oxygen and blood and causing part of ti to die. However if the body is cooled down to 90degrees fromits' usual 98.6degrees this slows down the cells and stops them from all dying off.
What do you think?
Isn't this remarkable?
Apparently some cities like New York and Sacramento requires the ambulances tot ake the patients to where they can have this cooling for their recovery...

Hyperthermia used to save your brain:heart attacks
written December 5, 2006

Hyperthermia can be used to save your brain from further injury by slownig everything down.
CBS News INteractive Healthwatch in New Orleans (AP) stated that Cynthis Crawford had some mighty shocks to get her heart beating after she collapsed at Oschner Clinic.
"She was placed ina cocoon-like pool that sprayed her body with hundreds of icy jes of water; plunging her into hyperthermia..."
Her cardiologist said:"It was like jumping into the North Sea.."When Crawford recovered days later it was without the main damage she would have had.
Apparently some doctors have used this method for years to limit the damage from brain, spinal cord injuries and strokes..even to help prematurity in newborns..
What do you think of it? would you try this?

Happy Thanksgiving! What will you do?

Happy Thanksgivng!

We will go to the country and get together with family.
We will take some long walks and watch movies..
what will you do?
I am grateful for my friends here...

are you feeling thankful?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to All Veterans

Happy Veterans Day!
Thank you all veterans who have made our country strong and safe.
It is your hard work, sacrifices , injuries and deaths that have made our freedom survive tyranny.
Students in the United States now are studying the various wars in order to understand the world we live in better.
Have a wonderful day!
Please join me in leaving comments for our veterans!
We have some bloggers who are veterans; Johnny of "My Brain is in Pain Again",
tom of "Toms' Journal" and I think JImmy of "Jimmy's Journal".
Please let us know if you are a veteran and thanks again!