Autor: Ashton Luxgrant

Pregnancy

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So much happens in the body throughout the duration of pregnancy. In this post we will be focusing on the anatomical and physiological changes of organs that change to accommodate for the growing fetus. The complex metabolic demands the pregnant body requires urges changes that affect almost all organ systems. Not to mention the placenta […]Beitrag lesen

How We Breathe

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“Now take a deep breath in through the nose, and now let it out through the mouth”. If you have ever taken a yoga or breathwork class, you may be familiar with this type of command. Breathing is vital to our lives, but focusing on our breath can have multiple benefits to our wellness. Deep […]Beitrag lesen

How We Sweat

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With the new release of Dune: Part 2 coming out shortly, some of you may be familiar with the impressive stillsuit worn by the main characters. This ingenious concept collects the body’s moisture through its sweat or urine. It then filters the impurities out to create drinkable water. An ideal resource while spending days out […]Beitrag lesen

Coronary Artery Bypass

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A coronary artery bypass or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. When the major arteries become clogged by fatty substances, a CABG diverts blood flow around the congested parts and aids in oxygen supply to the heart. It is estimated that around 200 million people in […]Beitrag lesen

Matters of the Heart: Exploring the Rare Condition Myocarditis

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Simply put, myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. Although it is a rare condition, it can develop from a viral infection, a drug reaction, or as a general inflammatory condition. This is a serious condition as the inflammation can reduce the ability of the heart to pump blood and in severe cases the heart […]Beitrag lesen

Types of hysterectomy

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In terms of medical terminology “hyster” refers to the uterus and “ectomy” refers to the surgical removal of. Therefore, a hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and most likely the cervix. Depending on the circumstances other tissues may also be removed in this procedure. In this post we will focus in on the four […]Beitrag lesen

Ghastly procedures from the past

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Throughout history medicine has had some questionable procedures that were carried out on numerous patients. Today most of these procedures can be compared more to torture than an actual cure. In the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky, here are some examples of procedures that thankfully went out of favor.    Lobotomy- The neurologist Antonio […]Beitrag lesen

Myth: do different parts of the tongue taste the different flavors?

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Have you ever seen an image of the tongue separating different regions to different flavors? This taste map designates areas such as the front to tasting sweet flavours. Meanwhile salty and sour are on the sides and bitter in the back. This mapping is however, a myth. In fact, chemosensory scientists debunked it long ago. […]Beitrag lesen

Understanding the Different Types of Ovarian Cancer

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The risk of a woman getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78. Ovarian cancer is when normal cells in the ovary change and start to rapidly grow to form a tumour. Because the ovaries sit near other pelvic organs such as the bladder and bowel, the cancer can affect these organs and […]Beitrag lesen

Anatomy of a Kiss

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July 6th marks International Kissing Day! Often, we don’t think about what goes into this simple way of showing affection, but in reality a lot happens underneath the skin when it comes to puckering up. The main muscle involved in kissing is your orbicularis oris. This is the muscle that outlines the mouth and changes […]Beitrag lesen