Donating Blood Post 2

There are four major blood types, plus an Rh factor. For instance, my blood type is A+. The letter refers to the blood type, and the sign (either plus or minus, in this case a plus) indicates the Rh factor. The four blood types are O, A, B, and AB. Blood type O is called the universal donator, because all other blood types accept this kind of blood, because they don’t have antibodies to it. Type AB is called the universal recipient because it doesn’t have antibodies to any other types of blood. However, A types can’t receive or donate to B types, and vice versa.

Donating Blood Post 1

January is the American Red Cross’ Blood Donor Month. That organization alone receives nearly six million volunteer blood donations a year and serves over 3,000 hospitals nationwide (1). Still, this is often not enough. Surgery patients, accident victims, and hemophiliacs are just some of the individuals who require blood. Are there risks in donating blood What about receiving a transfusion How does it work.

Taking Drugs to Stave Off Anthrax May Be Hopeless. Part 2

Antibiotics, including penicillin and doxycyline, exist to treat anthrax infection. “But there are concerns that the anthrax that is used for weapons purposes may have been altered so that [these drugs] might not work,” Anderson says.

Taking Drugs to Stave Off Anthrax May Be Hopeless. Part 1

Bioterrorism Fears Prompt Some Hoarding of Cipro

People frantically trying to stock up on antibiotics in case terrorists attack with biological weapons might be doing so in vain.

Scoliosis When to Call a Doctor

Call your family doctor if:
School screening programs recommend referral to a doctor.
A spinal curve is observed.

Homeopathic Education Post 2

India has been the great exception to the rule that homeopathic education has not been strongly institutionalised — a number of government-accredited courses have existed for many years. A typical homeopathic course at a medical faculty or university in India looks very much like a medical course.


Founded: 1995 Co-founders: David Byman and Seth Goldstein Market: Early online marketing shop Status: Nonexistent Critical misstep: Got buried in buyout Note to self: Exiting is not a good exit strategy

Lots of Internet companies lay claim to the “shoulda-coulda” title. SiteSpecific is one of the few ventures that deserve it. SiteSpecific helped bring marketing to the Internet in 1995. As one of the first interactive agencies aimed at showing businesses how to use the Net as a marketing vehicle, many thought it would wind up leading the industry.