Darragh O’Carroll, MD

first aid for the apocalypse

A Tourniquet Could Save Your Life in an Earthquake

After one hour, a severely crushed limb becomes so toxic that it can kill in the same manner as lethal injection—unless you cut off circulation.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
9.25.17
Floating

People With Anxiety Find Relief in Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Some have even gotten off their meds.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
8.30.17
Fighting Words

The New Lethal Injection Drug Is an Irresponsible Choice

I know because I've used it.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
8.29.17
Fighting Words

Conor McGregor Wasn't Fatigued; He Was at Risk of Brain Damage

Dizziness and loss of balance is one of the hallmarks of mild traumatic brain injury.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
8.28.17
How Not to Die

Exactly What Happens When Your Body Is Exposed to Radiation

During nuclear fallout, doses reach the equivalent of 3 million chest x-rays.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
8.9.17
Doctor's Note

When Cannabis Makes You Projectile Vomit

This phenomenon appears to be on the rise—and research suggests an improbable treatment involving hot sauce helps.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
4.18.17
lowest of the low

This Is What It's Like to Die of Nerve Gas Poisoning

People in Syria are experiencing this right now.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
4.5.17
Doctor's Note

ER Doctors Are Bringing Patients Back From the Dead

Using a machine from the 1950s.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
3.30.17
Doctor's Note

Why Ketamine Is the Best Drug on Earth

An emergency-room doctor explains why he routinely sticks his patients in the K-hole.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
3.1.17