Infographic: Poisonous Snakes – The Dos and Donts of Bite Prevention and Care

by Poison Center

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors, particularly the picturesque wilderness of western Pennsylvania. Before you begin your trek though, you should know a little about some of the critters, including poisonous snakes, you might encounter out there. Check out this infographic to learn important facts and stats, as well as the do’s and don’ts, about caring for snake bites. (more…)

Cord Blood Awareness Month – FAQs

by Women’s Imaging

Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta after the baby is born. Although cord blood contains all the elements found in whole blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets, it is mainly collected because it is rich in hematopoietic stem cells. These very special cord blood stem cells can be used to treat a wide variety of potentially fatal diseases, and can help children to replace damaged blood cells with healthy ones that can strengthen their immune systems. (more…)

Cyclists, Rowers, and Runners: Sizing Up Different Athlete Body Types

by Sports Medicine

With the 2,277-mile Tour de France (TDF) at an end, the world’s attention is on the 198 athletes who pushed themselves to all levels of physical extremes over the three-week competition. Even more so, it’s left us wondering about the magic formula that makes these master cyclists tick. What is it about a TDF athlete’s physique that allows him to cycle so hard for so long? (more…)