Family Medical History:
Life is not fair! (You probably know that already) and one of the unfair aspects of life is our genetic heritage! Our genes could give us certain favorable attributes but they can also make us more susceptible to certain illnesses such as; high blood pressure, diabetes, some types of cancer… etc. Therefore, it is useful to learn about your family’s medical history, watch out for illnesses that are common in your family members and educate yourself about such illnesses.
Lifestyle changes can lower the risk of many genetic conditions and in many cases; early detection of a disease could increase the chances of recovery.
Have you ever wondered why doctors have such bad handwriting?
Sometimes a doctor’s writing is not just bad but can get completely unreadable, and surprisingly this seems to be a worldwide phenomenon.
The reason probably starts in medical school, med students do a lot of writing and use lots of jargons and shortcuts, which leads to bad writing habits, this is later emphasized during hospital shifts where doctors are usually overworked and must handle loads of paperwork.
Penmanship takes a back seat to efficiency. Over time, it gets harder and harder to break the habit of bad handwriting, fortunately, the shift towards digital records prescriptions is fixing the problem.
Finally, it is important to note that despite common belief not all doctors have bad handwriting.
Fascinating surgeries (Temporary death):
This one is not really a surgery but a very interesting surgical procedure called “deep hypothermic circulatory arrest” which involves stopping blood circulation and brain function for up to one hour.
This procedure is usually used when blood circulation to the brain must be stopped because of delicate surgery within the brain. At normal body temperature several minutes of stopped blood circulation could lead to permanent damage, but when the body is cooled and the brain’s temperature drops to 14 °C, blood circulation can be safely stopped for about 30 to 40 minutes, and in extreme cases for up to one hour.
During the procedure the patient is considered clinically dead, once the surgery is complete the patient is warmed up and their heart is started
If you think hiding a wedding ring in your partner’s dessert is romantic… Think again.😉😁😉
Every year approximately 400.000 children and young adults are diagnosed with cancer.
February 15th is the world “childhood cancer awareness” day and we would like to take this opportunity to wish good health for all children around the world and encourage people to help in the fight against cancer, be it through donations, volunteer work, raising awareness, or even spending some time with a sick child and trying to lift their spirits.
To be a successful surgeon you must have the eyes of a hawk, the heart of a lion, and the hands of a lady 😁🖐
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TV medicine: The Heimlich maneuver
The attached picture is a reoccurring scene in many movies and TV shows, where a character is saved from choking by abdominal thrusts the questions is, does it really work?
It actually does, and it could be a useful trick to learn. Commonly known as the Heimlich maneuver, it could be used to help a choking person. However, before attempting it the rescuer should first encourage the person in distress to cough, if that fails to clear the airway the rescuer should attempt slapping them on the back a few times while the patient is slightly bent forward, if that also fails the Heimlich maneuver could be beneficial.
The technique is carried out by standing up behind the patient, making a fist and placing it above their belly button (thump side up), grabbing the fist with the other hand and pushing upward and inward, this compresses the lungs and creates pressure on any object lodged in the windpipe, hopefully expelling it.