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Cooling Can Help Victims Of Brain Injury

Thu., Feb. 20, 1997

Victims of severe brain injuries can recover faster and perhaps more fully if their bodies are chilled to 87 or 88 degrees for a day, a study found.

The cooling treatment is “something every hospital could do,” said Dr. Donald Marion, director of the brain trauma research center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “It’s not high-tech.”


 
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