Monthly Archives: August 2012

Another Week, Another Virus – Hantavirus in Yosemite

Another virus made the news this week, but it seems isolated enough, more so than the West Nile Virus featured last week that covered most of the country.  This one is isolated in one campground at the Yosemite National Forest in East-Central California. It’s made news because it fits the standard of an isolated outbreak: […]

Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Conference

Bonus Post – I received this email that I think many of you might be interested in:     10th National AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Conference Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Join us for the 10th National AMSA ARC/UCD Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Conference Keynote Speakers -Regina M. […]

Fall 2012 Anatomy Classes – Books and Supplies!

It’s that time again – beginning of school. Excited, nervous students. Back to school supplies and $$$ Books.  I’ll let you check the prices, as they change all the time, but here are books either required or recommended for the classes I teach.  The books you need depend on where you have me and who/if […]

West Nile Virus – what’s the deal?

West Nile Virus seemed to have erupted into every news program this week, with big pictures of mosquitoes everywhere. What’s making it a big deal? Well, we’re seeing a lot more mosquitoes, birds and humans infected with this virus. I don’t know if they’re calling it an epidemic yet, but every state except Hawaii, Alaska […]

Baby given strong magnets instead of big surgery

Andrew and Patrick were born in 2009 in Salt Lake City. It wasn’t long before people realized there’s a problem with one of the twins: he couldn’t poop! Patrick was born with an abnormality called rectal atresia – it affects only 1 out of every 5000 births – that’s 0.02% of all births. In rectal […]

LAX in Center of Global Pandemic – with Video

LAX considered a “Global Super-Spreader” Recent Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranks our own LAX as #2 in “contagion-spreading influence.”  They looked at travel patterns and how disease spreads worldwide.  They focused on the first 15 days of a disease spread, saying this approach could help determine ways to contain infection in an area, […]

How do they test the Olympic Athletes for Drugs? – This post has Video Links!

Yay! The Olympics are here!  I love how watching some of the games – hearing their stories and watching them push – really put me in a motivated, “go-get-them” mood – like the Nike ads say, “Just Do It.” The athletes have so much physical and mental strength to bring them to the top of […]