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  • All About the Flu

    All About the Flu

    16 months ago

    Flu season is here. This is a breakdown of what you need to know.

  • Basics of Diabetes

    Basics of Diabetes

    16 months ago

    Diabetes is a disease that effects around 9% of the population. This seemingly simple disease of uncontrolled sugar wreaks absolute havoc on those who are not aware of the seriousness of the disease. Here's a basic introduction.

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    Why Is It so Hard to Cure Cancer?

    16 months ago

    Cancer is a terrible blight on society and one that has received much focus over the years. Will we ever find a true cure for cancer in general? Likely not. Let's delve into some of the reasons why.

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    What is Broken Heart Disease?

    16 months ago

    Broken Heart Syndrome, or Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, is a more rare form of heart disease brought on by extreme stress.

  • Ventilators (AKA: Breathing Tubes)

    Ventilators (AKA: Breathing Tubes)

    10 years ago

    Breathing tubes (ventilators) are a very scary thing to the laymen facing a hospitalization, or with family in the hospital. I'll teach you about them to decrease the fear and stress surrounding them.

  • Eating after Surgery

    Eating after Surgery

    10 years ago

    One of the most common complaints I hear from patients after surgery is being hungry and thirsty. Often, it isn't safe to give them food and water, and here's why.

  • Hygiene in the Hospital

    Hygiene in the Hospital

    10 years ago

    When people think of being in the hospital, especially an ICU, they can often get stressed over basic daily needs. I'll explain how bathing works in a dependent hospital setting.

  • What is a DNR and DNI?

    What is a DNR and DNI?

    10 years ago

    A DNR / DNI is a very important medical document to have, but you first have to understand what it is. I'll explain what they are, and why they're used.

  • How the Heart Works: Part 2

    How the Heart Works: Part 2

    10 years ago

    Part 2 of Understanding the Heart delves into the electrical pathways that produce a heart beat.

  • How the Heart Works: Part 1

    How the Heart Works: Part 1

    10 years ago

    The heart can be a confusing organ to many people, but it's truly painfully simple. Read on to learn the basic anatomy of the heart.

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    What Is a PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction)?

    20 months ago

    Imagine this: you're in the hospital and the alarm on the telemetry monitor is going off. But the staff tells you it's nothing but PVCs. What gives? Well, PVCs aren't a big deal. Read on to learn why.

  • Understanding A.fib (atrial fibrillation)

    Understanding A.fib (atrial fibrillation)

    10 years ago

    Have you ever been in the hospital yourself or with a family member and heard mention of afib? Were you confused? Read on to get a basic understanding of this heart rhythm.


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