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First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives, not only to an injured person, but to a person who is sick. Preparedness is a key element of first aid, like having basic medical emergency kits in your home, car, boat, or RV. Cuts, puncture wounds, sprains, strains, nosebleeds are one type of injury that may require first aid; heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and heat stroke are examples of more critical first aid emergencies.

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      Appendicitis Article
      • Appendicitis definition and facts
      • What is the appendix?
      • What is appendicitis and what causes appendicitis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of appendicitis?
      • Is there a test to diagnose appendicitis?
      • Imaging studies to diagnosis appendicitis
      • Which specialties of doctors treat appendicitis?
      • Why can it be difficult to diagnose appendicitis?
      • What is stump appendicitis?
      • What are the complications of appendicitis?
      • What other conditions can mimic appendicitis?
      • What is the treatment for appendicitis?
      • How is an appendectomy done?
      • What are the complications of appendectomy?
      • Are there long-term consequences of appendectomy?
      • What is new about appendicitis?
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