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Nerd Alert: When your computer has a medical vocabulary!

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

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

The Tissue Is Not The Issue

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…

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

Head: Asplode

Head: Asplode

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!

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