Get Patched Up with a Clinic in a Can

Shipping containers provide more uses than holding supplies. The practice of “cargotecture” has taken off in recent years, and refurbishes old shipping containers by turning them into sustainable housing options. An organization that formed in 2002, called Clinic in a Can, is transforming shipping containers and utilizing them in a new way: to provide medical attention to those living in remote and rural areas, far away from hospitals or clinics.

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A Quick Fix for Gunshot Wounds

Every second counts when it comes to treating gun shot wounds. An Oregon-based start-up comprised of veterans, scientists, and engineers has developed a better alternative to conventional gauze. The organization, called RevMedx, has developed a device that can seal a gunshot wound in the pelvic or shoulder areas in just fifteen seconds. The device, called the XStat Rapid Hemostasis System, …

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