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I’m blue dabade dabadie…

I’m blue dabade dabadie…

Two eye cups in a row? Yeipers, gotta mix up my act here a bit. However, I couldn’t help it today because I’ve finally gotten to the bottom of something that has been bugging me for a bit. Why do some older folks have a blue or whitish ring around their eye? Like so: Well, … Continue reading

Who has got the key? Locked-in syndrome.

Who has got the key? Locked-in syndrome.

As a physical therapy student on clinical rotations, my schedule (and to some extent, life) revolves around my Clinical Instructor. Here is the thing: hospitals don’t shut down on holidays (or the weekends) so somebody has to be working….when we do we often get to move around to different parts of the hospital and see … Continue reading

A new icon for a more accurate point of view…

A new icon for a more accurate point of view…

I am sure that everyone is familiar with this symbol: It is the International Symbol of Access, also known as the “Wheelchair Icon” or the “Handicapped Symbol.” It was designed in 1968 and is used to indicate areas where access has been improved for individuals with disabilities (not just in wheelchairs). However, check this out … Continue reading

The Chick Is Born…

The Chick Is Born…

Good Morning! I hope this reaches all my classmates before we venture off to our first day of clinic. Swyann from my Bikram studio read this passage in class recently and it just resonated on so many levels both personally and professionally: The Chick Being Born “When in the midst of great change, it is … Continue reading

VARUS DA PIG?

VARUS DA PIG?

So, this mini-mester is all about reviewing the last 2 years in preparation for our comprehensive exam. Reviewing over 6 semesters of content is tough but it also is exciting to see how much we’ve learned and how far we’ve come. It also makes me think about all the hilarious ways we learned some of this info in the … Continue reading

Art in the library!

Art in the library!

Hi Friends, local in DC? Well, come get your learning AND art on at Himmelfarb Library’s Art Show! Look what I snapped there this evening after several productive hours studying with my classmates: Hmmm, custom QR codes…where could they lead? Well, here of course ! Follow the digital footprint and hopefully our medical school friends … Continue reading

Hahahaha jk? – April’s To Do list

Hahahaha jk? – April’s To Do list

Check out this sweet tune by Das Racist while reading this post : Well, we are embarking on the last 3 weeks of the semester and my calendar looks like it is bleeding with group projects, papers, and exams. As I look at my to do list vanishing in the distance, I think to myself…they MUST BE … Continue reading

Wet, wobbly, and wacky ~ Looking for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in our older patients

Wet, wobbly, and wacky ~ Looking for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in our older patients

Gait troubles, incontinence, and dementia / wobbly, wet, & wacky Bob Fowler, the subject of this 60 minutes special, presented with this triad of symptoms and was ultimately diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. He had been to doctor after doctor, and suffered with debilitating symptoms for nearly a decade including trouble walking, incontinence, and severe memory deficits … Continue reading