As much as we depend on our mobile devices for viewing and responding to emails, checking the weather, reading headline news and posting status updates on Facebook, our smartphones may be causing vision problems. Staring at those tiny screens can bring on an array of eye issues, such as blurred vision, headaches, sore eyes, headaches, muscle strain and dry eye.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation during transport, is fading quickly due to blood loss from multiple gunshot wounds.
Army Capt. Floyd Baker was a first-year surgical resident at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Colorado in 1956 when he was told to set up and learn to operate a new piece of equipment: a pump oxygenator. Baker succeeded, thus becoming the first in the Army to use the machine which does the work of both the heart to pump blood and the lungs to oxygenate the blood. The machine would continue to be used to save many lives.