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Health Information Fast Facts: All the World's a Stage
  • The butterfly has four life stages: egg, caterpillar (or larva), pupa (called a chrysalis) and adult.
  • Rush Medical College set the stage for health care in Illinois in 1837, when it received the state’s first charter for an institution of higher learning.
  • In scuba gear, the second-stage valve reduces air pressure to the level needed for comfortable breathing.
  • When women are giving birth, the first stage of labor is the longest, usually lasting between 12 and 19 hours.
  • Doctors use a process called staging to determine the extent and location of cancer in the body. The stage is determined at diagnosis and doesn’t change even if the cancer spreads or returns after treatment.
  • Theater stage directions are from the actor's point of view. So, for the audience, stage left is to the right, and stage right is to the left.
     

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