Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Public-Access Defibrillation and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Japan

Posted by • October 26th, 2016

You are walking in a mall when you notice a crowd of people around a man lying unconscious on the ground. You run to him. No pulse. You start CPR (counting aloud, “1, 2, 3…”). You look around for an automated external defibrillator (AED) and see a bystander bringing it over. You pull off the… Read More…

Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents

Posted by • June 17th, 2011

Recent natural disasters in Japan led to a partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A new Current Concepts article reviews the history of such accidents, along with the short-term and long-term health risks associated with environmental exposure to nuclear fission products. The health threat from each radioisotope depends on an assortment of factors. Radioisotopes… Read More…