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The Storm

There’s a calm that comes before the storm.

*beep beep beep beep*

The trauma pager goes off and I feel it to my very core. A shot of norepinephrine through the system – a sympathetic response to the stress of what is to come. 1,071 more words


Are There Serious Health Risks Associated With Getting Flu Vaccines?

Dr. John Reizer

Every year in the United States between the months of October and May, people are inundated with flu vaccination ads and news programs that are generated by pharmaceutical companies and government agencies such as the… 371 more words


Treasure 48: Erasmus Darwin's prescription notebooks

These notebooks are a series of medical practice records, covering the 1740s to 1780s.  Each entry deals with an individual patient, recording symptoms and treatment. It’s clear that there is more than one style of handwriting in the books, but we believe the later entries to be the work of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) who moved to Derby in 1783. 186 more words

50 Treasures

Think exercise will save you....perhaps not! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

An often sad tale…

There are upsetting cases of athletes who just drop, the marathon runner who collapses. Why does this happen to these people, when they are pushing themselves to the absolute limit and enduring the ultimate in stress testing…. 608 more words


Personalised medicine: printing body parts

We’ve all heard a lot about 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) over the past few years. The basic principle consists of laying down material layer by layer, with the shape of the product being determined by a computer model. 674 more words


A Little Bird

A little bird sits on the sidewalk, rain pouring violently down on her fragile, little body.
The usually busy streets are now empty, no people, no cars, no lights to illuminate the water that has made the road its domain, washing away any and all foolish enough to dare go outside. 1,450 more words