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HealthierMe: Tourniquets for Troops

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Everyday American troops still stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq are putting themselves in harm's way, and that means many of them are suffering serious injuries on the battlefield.

Doctors at the institute of surgical research are finding ways to better treat patients. They've re-invented the tourniquet, using this mini medic system. The hand held device can treat several patients at once. In the field, it could be controlled by the patient, medic, or platoon leader.

Doctors here are hoping the intelligent tourniquet will be approved soon, so they can be used in the battlefield, and hopefully save lives.

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