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Iconic Images Of The Vietnam War: June 8, 1972 A Vietnamese grandmother carries her severely burned 1 y/o grandson down Route 1 after a misdirected napalm attack by South Vietnamese pilots in the village of Trang Bang, South Vietnam.


Ever heard of a burn scar contracture? It's a preventable condition that happens when 2nd or 3rd degree burned skin thickens and tightens up to close a wound. Without access to proper medical care for burns, people with severe burns often end up disabled due to these contractures. Find out what the health impacts are for a burn survivor, depending on where the contracture is located, in this infographic. Please help us spread the word - repin this for your followers!

#FastFactFriday: Medical shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in medical shock, his or her organs aren't getting enough blood or oxygen. If untreated, this can lead to permanent organ damage or even death. If you suspect a person is in medical shock, call 911 or your local emergency number.


Burns are a common but extremely painful injury. While minor burns will heal without much medical attention, severe burns require special care to prevent