Few of us may know about a fascinating medical museum located in Philadelphia. It’s the Mutter Museum – and is trained on the anatomically grotesque, just blocks from some of our country’s top medical centers. But its proximity should not be a surprise, and may teach us about the curiosity physicians have for anatomy…as well as compassion for others.
A fascinating event to be held at the museum is the design and build of The Monster Frankenstein scheduled for the evening of January 27, 2016. (The museum’s website image is a bit too graphic for this posting so a stock image of The Monster Frankenstein is substituted above – to see the site’s event image click here. For information about the event click here.)
Visiting the Mutter Museum’s website may also satisfy your curiosity…read more if you dare.
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The history of medicine can be the scariest of all!
Checkout the talk Nov. 4 in Cleveland – the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Case Western Reserve University are teaming to deliver an exciting talk on the 18th and 19th centuries’ lack of cadavers for medical investigation.
You guessed it. The talk turns ghoulish quickly. But Brandy Schillace, from the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at the university, adds a new twist – inviting audience participation on the subject.
Do you dare to read more…or even…get tickets?
Thank you to Cleveland.com writers.
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Sitting up late at night to do a blog post can make you reach for a little more jolt to your brain. But a little bit, as most of us know (especially after lunch and certainly after dinner), can do more harm than good to your sleep patterns.
But do you know why you reach for coffee, caffenated sodas, even chocolate?
It’s all in your mind. The “feel-good” affects it creates by stimulating the brain to inhibit adenosine, and release adrenaline and dopamine are the culprits.
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It’s really hot this summer for the most of us in the northern hemisphere.
So let’s think of something COOL!…
–> Cold extremities can be a real problem in the winter months.
But did you know that more than just woolen socks, gloves and even caps can be a good remedy for Raynaud’s disease, and other culprits? –
Look into what you eat!
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…not spontaneous combustion as previously thought.
Seriously…Researchers at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Northwestern University’s medical school have found that women experiencing hot flashes during the earlier years of menopause tend to have a lower risk of heart attack and death than their older counterparts who experience hot flashes and night sweats near the end of menopause.
The possible mechanism? The “blood vessels dilating in response to the normal hormone fluctuations of menopause” allows more fluid blood flow and, therefore, more efficient heat transfer from more dilated capillaries located at the surface of the skin. This apparently is healthy cardiovascular reaction for a younger woman, but for an older woman in her 60’s can signal blood vessel abnormalities that could affect the heart.
Thus NO spontaneous combustion!
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Some of the most weird and heart-warming stories of 2010…
Mother’s touch revives premature twin pronounced dead…
- “Kangaroo Cuddle”
Afghani teen receives nose transplant in California…
- Afghani Teen Harmed by Family
All 33 Chilean Miners Survive Ordeal…
All Chilean Minors Survive
…and seven more…
Thank you, AOL, TIME, LWA, AP, Getty Images & Youtube.com!
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Do you have patients or family members who struggle daily with Attention Deficit [Hyperactive] Disorder (ADD/ADHD)?
You know the symptoms – difficulty concentrating, constant fidgeting, poor memory, disorganized, sensitive or even argumentative.
“Although ADD carries some basic handicaps, you can’t place all ADD adults in the same box. Here are a few suggestions, keeping in mind both the strengths, as well as the weaknesses of ADD,” says Venice Kichura in hear article entitled, “Good Jobs for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder“:
- Jobs that require a lot of moving
- Jobs related to sales
- Jobs requiring creativity
- Jobs requiring a curious mind
- and more
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Question –> What do you think could age you as fast as carousing all night, boozing and smoking old stogies?
(A hint – we published a post about this agent on April 2.)
Answer will appear in our April 29 posting.
wrinkly faced old man
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