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The Brain and its Vessels

Pictures in medicine: This is a magnetic resonance angiogram of the brain. Angiography uses contrast dye injected into the bloodstream to...

Preventative Disease, Part II

My last post on preventative medicine led to some controversy. Some took the quote to mean that future doctors will NEVERR write any...

Strength training and Fat Loss

Our muscle anatomy ☝️ . Strength training 🏋 increases our muscle mass, raising our basal metabolic rate, thus significantly helping us...

What exactly is SPF??

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen protects our skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation we know to...

Dermatomes - the RIGHT way

Little tip for my healthcare following: Having trouble memorizing the dermatomes? They become a lot easier when thought about from an...

How Posture Affects Disc Pressure

Understanding the effects of posture position on our spine -- specifically, our intervertebral disc pressure -- is key 🔑. This knowledge...

Comparing Ourselves

Comparing ourselves to others can often hinder our own success, not to mention be toxic to our mental health. . Your goals.. Your life 💯...

Degenerative Disc Disease

Did you know that we're slightly taller in the morning than we are at night? . 1/4 of the length of our spine comes from our...

Laugh for days

#medicalhumor 😂 ...and who said laughter isn't the best medicine

Lyme Disease

A couple posts ago we saw the proper way to remove a tick after a tick bite, as a means of preventing tick-borne illnesses like Lyme...

Removing Ticks

Tick bites are at a peak in these hot summer months, as are tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and Babesiosis. . It's during a tick...

Embracing Change

It's only with change that we progress. Don't fear change. Embrace it 🙏 #MondayMotivation 💪

The ORIGINAL Watson and Crick

The ORIGINAL Watson and Crick article proposing the double helical structure of DNA, published in Nature, 1953 . My fave quote from the...

Travel

Travel. It's the only thing we spend money on that makes us richer

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