Diabetes: Mindful Eating During Easter Sunday

Diabetes: Mindful Eating During Easter Sunday

Easter can be a difficult time to have diabetes, not least because of the temptation. Easter is a time of family togetherness, new beginnings, spring-cleaning and, you guessed it… lots of chocolate! Chocolate bunnies, eggs, and chicks seem to line every shop window for weeks. If you have diabetes, you might just be cursing Easter. […]

Anesthesia Machine: GE Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 5

Anesthesia Machine: GE Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 5

Electronic monitoring of patient status as a key element of anesthesia patient safety is well recognized in discussions on standards of anesthesia machines. During the past 100 years, the anesthesia machine has undergone near-total technological changes. The machine has evolved from a simple mechanical gas delivery device to a sophisticated system designed to still deliver gas but also […]

Hypnagogic Jerk: The Cause Of Twitching in Sleep

Hypnagogic Jerk: The Cause Of Twitching in Sleep

Have you ever lied down in bed, just about to drift off into blissful nocturnal sleep when suddenly your body jerks you awake? Unforeseen, you’re startled by this involuntary twitching while feeling your heart racing. If you’ve found yourself in this situation before, rest assured that you’re not the only one. You’ve fallen victim to […]

Medtronic NIM Response 3.0 Nerve Monitor System

Medtronic NIM Response 3.0 Nerve Monitor System

Have you ever heard of Electromyography (EMG)? Do you know of the important role EMGs have during surgical procedures? During ENT, skull-based, and head and neck surgical procedures, there are measures in place to avoid deficit or paralysis to those undergoing an operation. EMG’s like the Medtronic NIM Response 3.0 nerve monitor offer feedback that […]

The Science Behind Heart Attacks

The Science Behind Heart Attacks

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Who is more likely to get a heart attack, and how can you reduce the odds that you’ll have a heart attack? Continue reading further to understand the science behind heart attacks.

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially […]

Surgical Microscopes In The Medical Field

Surgical Microscopes In The Medical Field

Surgical microscopes have become an indispensable tool since their first recorded use during an operation in 1922. First used in neurosurgical procedures, this tool is now heavily utilized in the surgical practice of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive medicine, and more. However, new aspects such as stability, size, viewing and recording capabilities, positioning, and the ability to integrate with image-guided surgical tools must be addressed in […]

The Origin Of The Heart Shaped Symbol Of Love

The Origin Of The Heart Shaped Symbol Of Love

Do you smell that? The natural perfume of the roses? Love is truly in the air this month. Whether you are reciting one of Pablo Neruda’s poems, or simply dedicating an assortment of heart-shaped chocolates to someone, the question is: where does the heart-shaped symbol come from? How did we begin to associate the heart […]

Medtronic Physio-Control Lifepak 20E

Medtronic Physio-Control Lifepak 20E

HOW INTEGRAL IS A DEFIBRILLATOR? In an emergency, knowing how to use a defibrillator could save someone’s life. You can find defibrillators in numerous public places besides hospitals and any other medical facilities. Businesses and schools are some of the places that often have defibrillators in case of use for emergencies. Soma Technology has one […]

Stress During Pregnancy: Baby Brain Development During Pregnancy

Stress During Pregnancy: Baby Brain Development During Pregnancy

Everyone responds differently to stress, of course. A stressor that leaves one person with a palpitating heart and trembling fingers might be met by another with ease. But stress, especially chronic stress, is not an equal-opportunity specter. Particularly stress during pregnancy amongst woman and the development of a baby’s brain. CAN STRESS AFFECT BABIES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT? […]