Our digestive system does an amazing job! We rarely think about it, except when it is giving us issues. Before we can discuss the problems associated with our gut, we must understand what is going on inside of it.
Last week we discussed the importance of the endocrine system and the problems associated with the too much and too little activity of the adrenal glands. This week, I thought we would stay with those glands, but look at an entirely different function of them.
My lectures for the week have been primarily focused on the endocrine system and the delicate balance of hormones within our body. A topic this riveting usually produces a carnival-like atmosphere of excitement with the students, or maybe it is the exact opposite. Ask any h
A few weeks ago, I brought a chess board to my office. Our department sees faculty members working long hours each week with frequent night classes making a need for a diversion crucial to prevent fatigue. I’ve found chess to be a great stress relief from the pressures of w
It has finally happened. My child is sick! As some of you may recall, my wife and I welcomed our first child, a boy, into the world in August. Since that time, I cannot say that he has been a perfect baby (are any of them?), but he hasn’t been sick. At least, not until now.
Years ago when I was in Cub Scouts, actually it’s now more years than I care to admit, Ms. Debbie Vanderslice was our “Den Mother.” During one of our meetings, we built a large fire in her backyard to roast hot dogs.
This week, our paramedic students have been studying their unit on diseases of the pulmonary (lungs) system. This is an intensive unit because one of the most common 911 calls that they will encounter involves shortness of breath.