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As the skin is the body's largest organ, burns can result in one of the most devastating injuries the body can endure. According to The American Burn Association, statistics estimate that about 51,000 Americans are treated in hospitals each year for burn injuries, and 5,500 die as a result of severe burns. I sought the expertise of Dr. Monica Lynn Halem, assistant clinical professor at Columbia University Medical Center Eastside. Dr. Halem was awarded a Dermatology fellowship from University of California San Francisco Department of Dermatology.  

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 24, 2009
    • I feel badly for the burn victims.  In order to stop the pain, they have to be induced to a comma.  How horrible.  I can’t even imagine the pain and the uncomfortableness they are going thru.  Can’t sit, can’t move, can’t lie down, can’t touch anything - that is horrible.

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