Remember that a stroke is a medical emergency and time sensitive, if you suspect a stroke call 911 immediately. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Sherlock Holmes Alright detectives, here are the facts: Your … Continue reading
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Three Twins ~ Don’t mix up the 2Ts in your Cranial Nerves
Oh. Oh. Oh. TO. TOUCH. And. Feel…. …Alright, I’m not going to go there, I’ve already made a fart joke this week… there is no need for more inappropriate mnemonics. Those in a healthcare profession know the one for remembering the order of Cranial Nerves. For those not familiar, lets back up a few steps: … Continue reading
Nerd Alert: When your computer has a medical vocabulary!
Spell check is beautiful thing (especially for those challenged in the sphere of letter arranging like myself…that red line beneath words is an all too familiar sight. *sigh) However, in the medical and science fields those red lines can be prolific even when spelled correctly, especially with words like: Diencephalon, Homonymous Hemianopsia filling your documents….it … Continue reading
Alright CNS, who cut the cheese? Other immature ways to remember anatomy…
Did you know in the nervous system there are different kinds of neurons that carry impulses through you body? Let’s break it down to just the two main kinds: Efferent – or MOTOR neurons that carry impulses away from the central nervous system (CNS) to effecters such as muscles or glands. Afferent – or SENSORY … Continue reading
Things that are scary: BRAINS & targeted internet advertising
Happy Halloween Friends! I hope you will fill your well costumed bellies with all the sweets you can handle and then fall gently to sleep in a sugar induced food coma. In keeping with the spooooky theme of the day, I thought I’d talk a bit about Braaaaaaaains! Recently, I gave an inservice at the … Continue reading
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
The Tissue Is Not The Issue
Pain is a very important protective sensation, it lets us know that we’re touching a hot iron, if we’ve over done it a tad durring an intese workout, or when we’ve stepped on a tac…ouch! However, there are many individuals who experience pain even if there is no longer a stimulus causing it. This is … Continue reading
A bicycle built for two…
In neuro today we started learning about Parkinson’s disease and how important early exercise program is for these patient. It can help slow disease progression, improve quality of life, and in some resent research has even been shown to have a neuroprotective effect. What kind of exercise? Well, this latest research says: forced exercise, that … Continue reading
Well, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, just one more exam left….and I should be basking in the sun around 4:00 on Friday. Until then, I feel as though my head is so full it may just explode!! My classmates will tell you that is probably impossible and that my inter-cranial pressure … Continue reading
Turbo Thirsty You Guys!
If you brain were at a bar, it would totally be double fisting the blood: Normal Flow of blood to the brain: 50 – 60 mL /100g of brain tissue per minute Ask any of my classmates what happens as a result of ischemia [restriction of blood supply] to the brain, we will probably be … Continue reading