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How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared to from gunshot wounds in the u.S.?

How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared to from gunshot wounds in the u.S.?

Guns>flu: In 2010 the cdc saysthere were 31, 513 gun deaths in the us suicide 19, 308; homicide 11, 015; accident 600. With regaurd to influenza the cdc is much less exact indicating an average of about 26000 deaths anually. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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How can you treat a gunshot wound?

By going to hospital: Depends on the location and injury. Assuming you are not currently on the sidewalk bleeding out its probably a pretty good idea to see a doctor for that condition. ...Read more

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How can I treat a gunshot wound at home?

Poorly!: Any gun shot wound requires evaluation by a physician. Even through-and-through GSW's can injure adjacent nerves, blood vessels and organs due to the "blast effect." This is the shock wave that moves ahead of the bullet through the tissue like a violent form of the ripples that spread outward from a rock thrown into a pond. There will never be an easier time to get treated than immediately! ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from gunshot wound?

Don't find out: If thru & thru the brain about 100%. Most chest and abdominal gunshots are survivable if the patient gets to a trauma center right away. Injuries to the major blood vessels in neck, chest and abdomen decrease the chance of survival. Some shots to legs and arms can be fatal if major vessels are injured and freely bleed-tourniquets save lives! ...Read more

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How much time would a gunshot wound take to heal?

How much time would a gunshot wound take to heal?

Depends on severity: If it is in the soft tissue of arms or legs, about 2 weeks. In the abdomen, chest or neck it's a different story. Many of these require surgery. Some gunshot wounds never heal-look up Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain , a general from Maine in the Civil War. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

How long will it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

For how long does it take for a gunshot wound to heal?

It depends: Depending on where the gunshot wound is and what structures were damaged will affect the length of time for healing. A gunshot that goes through a bone will take longer to heal that a gunshot that just goes through the skin and soft tissue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gunshot wound?

A wound: Caused by a gun shot. Check your tetanus status. Go to the er to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from a gunshot wound?

How much time does it take to recover from a gunshot wound?

Depends: If you are healthy, a matter of a few weeks. If it gets infected, it can take a long time to heal. See a doctor and keep it clean. ...Read more

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