The scene is an expressway. A car has crossed three lanes of traffic and gone into a guardrail. Inside the car is an unconscious woman, bleeding from her mouth and leg. A number of people have pulled off the road to help. When you arrive, the woman is beginning to awaken and is confused The car is still running and smoke or steam is coming from under the hood. All the people who have stopped are just standing around looking at the car and the injured driver, but nobody has touched the victim, spoken, to her, or helped her. And surprisingly, nobody has summoned help.
If it seems strange to you that an accident victim with such an obvious need for medical attention had not prompted someone to summon help, you’ll be even more amazed to learn this is typical. Studies have shown that the more people there are at an accident scene, the less likely anybody has aided the victim or called for help. Read the full post »
Posted by Siteman on November 23, 2015
A new breed of veterinarians is teaming up with wildlife biologists and other scientists to heal wild and endangered animals that are sick, hurt, or injured. They are also studying and implementing new ways to increase the populations of endangered animals and bring them back from the brink of extinction.
Why would wild animals, especially endangered species, need medical treatment? A key reason is–humans. Growing cities and rural populations mean natural wildlife habitats are being overrun by human development. Thus habitat loss cuts down the places where animals normally live and breed, and populations fall. It also brings humans and wild animals into close contact. The animals usually get the worst of it.
Injuries caused by collusions with cars, windows, fences, and power line makes up many of the cases wild animal vets treat. Pollution, such as oil and toxic chemical spills in inland and coastal …
Posted by Siteman on November 22, 2015
“Sorry, Mon,” yelled Glenda. “I’ll clean the bathroom later. Randy and I have a date to go biking. See you later.”
“Hey, Dad, those leaves will be around tomorrow,” said Tony. “I’ve got football practice in just 10 minutes, OK?”
Here’s how Sandy explained it: “Grandma, I know I promised to help you with the laundry. But I gotta meet my friends at the mall. We’re gonna try out that new health club. OK if I give you a hand tomorrow?”
Glenda, Tony, and Sandy are headed out Read the full post »
Posted by Siteman on November 19, 2015