HealthWise at 5 From 12.8 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/8/05

HealthWise at 5 From 12.8

  • Automatic CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR can make the difference between life and death but it is tiring so the fact is not every chest compression moves as much blood ad the one before. New technology, however, can ensure chest compression are consistent. Zoll Medical Corporation's autopulse straps around a heart attack patient's torso. Then, the band compresses the chest to an ideal depth, moving the optimum amount of blood through the body. This hand-free compression system allows paramedics to provide other therapies to the patient. It available nationwide.

  • Red Leaves

As you watch the leaves falling, pay attention to the red ones; they might have a future as a cancer treatment. Biologists at Colgate University say leaves that turn red release as chemical as they decompose on the ground. This chemical is what stops little saplings or weeds from taking root. Now researchers are studying this growth squelching pigment, called Anthocyanin, may one day also be useful to people as way to inhibit cancer cells.

  • Slower Cooker Safety

Your crock pot could be cooking up a batch of bacteria if you are not careful. The Texas Cooperative Extension says you can easily take your slow cooker's temperature to find out. Add two quarts of water to the crock, set it on low heat and let it sit for eight hours. After that, use an accurate thermometer to check the water temperature if it is less than 185 degrees the temperature is too low and you need to ask Santa for a new crock pot for Christmas.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.