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Phila. doctor leads field in cooling treatment

When someone sprains an ankle or bumps their head, ice is a common treatment for the swelling. But what if the injury is cardiac arrest and the trauma stresses the whole body?

Doctors at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia are taking the icing of injuries in a new direction with a procedure called therapeutic hypothermia.

Less than two years ago, Penn doctors and researchers created a series of patient requirements -- cooling protocols -- for the relatively new treatment.

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