Category Pediatrics

Post 120 – Whooping Cough an Epidemic in California

Saw an article in the Orange County Register saying the State of California has declared whooping cough, known as pertussis, an epidemic from Wikipediain the state. The article states, “As of last week, 3,458 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported to the state Department of Public Health in 2014, more than the total for […]

Snails in Knees & Body Painting for Anatomy class – Pics & Videos!

Couple of quick vids – First, I talked about a fly being imbedded in the ear before. Here, CBS2 got wide coverage last week about a 4 year old in Aliso Viejo who had a sea snail growing in his knee – Secondly, in this short post, here’s an idea we should do with arts […]

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 […]

Bad Collagen leads to painful sores in kids with epidermolysis bullosa – with photos and links!

This was on CNN a week or so ago, but because I had so much to write on last week, I’ll post this today. Students just finished studying connective tissue and other body tissues (some have practical exams this week on this). CNN spotlighted a patient with a very rare connective tissue disease. Rafi was […]

Moebius Syndrome Girl Can’t Smile – with links

There are a lot of things I can write about this week: Pau Gasol’s torn plantar fascia (on the sole of the foot), Chris Paul’s bruised kneecap (patella!), and other injuries. Obviously I’m more of a basketball follower than a football one.  Instead I’ll focus on something more positive! Saw a promo for a Health […]

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 […]