Monthly Archives: November 2013

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel

So I just came back from a trip and on the plane’s in-flight magazine, they had this huge article on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and what it is and prevention. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep a copy of the issue, so here, I’ll provide general information and links. What is DVT? Air New Zealand has a […]

Proprioception and the Field Sobriety Test

Knowing next week is Thanksgiving Break and the holidays are coming up, some of you are asking me to review our discussion on proprioception and talk about field sobriety tests. No, I’m not going to tell you how to beat a field sobriety test. Proprioception We talked about proprioception as a general sense, like light […]

Anatomy is not dead and old – New Knee Ligament Found! Anteriolateral Ligament

Students often get an impression that we’ve already learned everything about the anatomy of the human body – like it’s a fixed set of terms, parts, and knowledge in a box. To bust that myth – last week, researchers revealed they discovered a new ligament in the knee. We already learn about the 2 collaterals and […]

Ask Prof: Blood Products

Second of 2 posts from student questions this coming week. Got a question to “Ask Prof”? Send an email, so I’ll remember! And I’ll put it in the queue 🙂 So we finished neuro and started cardiovascular. Students asked all sort of blood questions, applicable to the clinical realm: Quick facts: 1 unit of whole […]

Ask Prof: Migraine Causes

Couple quick blogs this busy weekend, from student questions this week. Looks like many of my students get migraines. I bet school and stress and anxiety have a lot to do with it. I had several questions, including what causes migraines (I forgot the other questions, sorry). Simple answer: don’t know exactly what causes migraines. […]

A Simple Guide to Strep Throat

I asked my students in Summer 2013 to write a short report on an illness or disease. Received a lot of great submissions. One of them, written by Marielle C., is reproduced below with permission: Abstract This paper is to inform students, who do not have any kind of scientific background, about the causes, treatments, and […]