One of the ways I deal with anything—especially anything upsetting—is to learn as much as I can about it. When I have to deal with any kind of illness or injury, I research it. I figure I might as well share the information I've gathered with others, although I do so with the caveat that I've never had any kind of related training other than learning enough terminology to do medical transcription, process health insurance claims and get through a medical communications class.
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