Monthly Archives: June 2013

Adult lungs transplanted in child: Spotlight on cystic fibrosis

Special Saturday Post. Oh, wait, by the time I post this, it’ll be Sunday. One of my classes just went through respiratory system, and another will go through that in a couple weeks. It makes a great time to talk about something in the news. Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis, came into […]

Ask Prof: E-Cigarettes Safety and Health

Summer Term. Students finally getting interested in my teaching topics. One student asked this past week about e-cigarettes. I don’t know much about them, so it made a great research-and-post topic.   History Modern e-cigs are widely believed to be developed by an inventor in China. A heating component heats up a liquid, vaporizing it, […]

Bipolar Disorder Spotlight

Last night, I heard the LA County Coroners’ Office ruled Canadian visitor Elisa Lam’s death an accident. If you don’t remember, earlier this year (January?), LAPD had put a missing person’s alert for her, and she was eventually found in one of the water tanks on the roof of the hotel she was staying downtown […]

Summer Session

Just taking a quick time-out to prep for summer teaching: General Anatomy Lab at GWC and Human Bio at CYP. Students, check out your Blackboard and for more. Back to prep.  

Injuries provide Inspirational Sports Stories in NHL, MLB – links and video

Couple of quick notes as we are out of town this weekend: Bruins’ Campbell breaks fibula on live TV and stays out on the ice This past Wednesday, in Game 3 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final, Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell laid down on the ice to block a shot from Pittsburgh […]